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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/21/2012 6:38:36 PM   
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Not to nitt pick, but have you moved the Eastern Fleet HQ from Colombo to Rangoon?? It has 300 Naval Support (speed up supply unloading) and 300 Support. Its range is 4 so it will help with unloading at Moulmein.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/21/2012 7:15:25 PM   
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Not to nitt pick, but have you moved the Eastern Fleet HQ from Colombo to Rangoon?? It has 300 Naval Support (speed up supply unloading) and 300 Support. Its range is 4 so it will help with unloading at Moulmein.


No nit pickin' . this is an excellent idea!! Eastern Fleet is still at Colombo! I will move it to Rangoon! Not only will it help Rangoon & Moulmein but Pegu as well which can be a level 3 port .. I think all these bases have to be x2 supply demand for any supplies to move elsewhere .. at least that is what the patterns of supply movement are suggesting ..somoving Eastern Fleet has some real implecations .. great idea!

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/21/2012 7:48:34 PM   
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The map below shows just how many units are involved in Southeast Asia and the monsoon season '43 is just starting. My main goal is still to seige Bangkok while wating for October '43 and the arrival in theater of I AUS Corps.

There are 5 axis to the front. IV Corps HQ Rangoon is repsonsible from Tavoy to Bangkok. III Corps is to hold the center. XXXIII Corps is to flank and cut off supply from Indochina to Bangkok. The Chindits have taken Laos. The NCAC is moving on Vietnam. It should be of note that this will trigger 4 militia units but more it will trigger a IJ repsonse. They will see this front collapse and react .. hopefully into our plan

This is all depdendent on getting supplies into Rangoon, Pegu, and Moulmein. A look at the map and the IJ have given up Pont Blair and are consolidating at Victoria Point.

In the meantime ...CENPAC and SOUTHPAC have been quiet for way too long ..




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/21/2012 11:44:03 PM   
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************************************ 16 MAY 43 *******************************

On a night in which all the Allied bombers at Rangoon did not find their target but the IJ have a great night:

Night Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 11
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 12

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12
...............

Night Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 9

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
............

Night Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 11

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5


Followed up by bombardment:

Night Naval bombardment of Tavoy at 54,60

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CA Nachi
CA Takao
CL Kuma
CL Yura
CL Nagara


Allied ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 32 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 18 (9 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 70 (32 destroyed, 38 disabled)


Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 36
Port hits 7
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 4


They continue to attack the 87th Mountain Regiment:


Morning Air attack on 87th Mountain Regiment, at 54,61 , near Tavoy

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6

No Japanese losses


and Udon Thani:

Morning Air attack on Udon Thani , at 61,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 20
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 27
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Runway hits 4
...........

Morning Air attack on Udon Thani , at 61,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 5
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 24



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1


CENPAC:

Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
...........
Morning Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
87 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
............
Morning Air attack on III/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Bolingbroke IV x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..........

Afternoon Air attack on III/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
122 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
.........
Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 36
B-24D1 Liberator x 28
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
384 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 74 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


So the IJ are beating up the boys of Tavoy ... we are attriting the Marshalls. I suspect we can take the losses better

The IJ are parking submarines at the taget atolls .. we are going to have a clash of ASW vs. submarines ..

Bombing in China ..

SUBMARINES:

We sink a small xAK ..

Sub attack near Torishima at 112,68

Japanese Ships
xAK Bisan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage; xAK Bisan Maru is reported to have been sunk near Torishima on May 16, 1943
SC CHa-11

Allied Ships
SS O21

SS O21 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Bisan Maru


More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/22/2012 3:00:12 PM   
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CENPAC:


The map below provides some insight on the CENPAC theater. Of note is a small atoll I have overlooked -- Alinglaplap. The little jewel can be built up to hold 4E's! and is 16 hexes from our next juicy target Ponape. Once we have BF's on Ponape we can interdict Truk and that base will be worthless to the IJN

Because of a great die roll in a previous invasion the IJ are parking submarines at all the invasion points. I am nout sure if this is a good tactic or not but DD's /DMS will patrol first and then the main invasion force when we hit the rest of the Marshall's .. this should be heating up .. soon!





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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/22/2012 3:13:00 PM   
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********************** 17 MAY 43 *****************************

A fairly quiet turn. The IJ hit Tavoy at night. Our sub was chased off a convoy aorund Formosa ..

A Group of 10 Warhawks pass morale checks and decide to mix it up with some Nick's ..

Morning Air attack on 87th Mountain Regiment, at 54,61 , near Tavoy

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses


One wet behind the ears Lt gets recognized for his efforts ..

1LT Nollmeyer, E.M. of 51st FG/26th FS is credited with kill number 2

We follow up on Roi-Namur:

Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 30
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 7
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
519 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
..........
Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Bolingbroke IV x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


More later ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/22/2012 7:28:13 PM   
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******************************* 18 MAY 43 *******************************

The IJ got a shock today. We hit Bangkok and it was quite effective . the airbase is shutdown for now ..

It starts with a sweep of Ayuthia mainly to draw teh Tojo's into a fight away from Bangkok .. it works ..

Morning Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 18
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 3 destroyed

...........

Morning Air attack on Ayuthia , at 56,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses


The Allies shoot down 4 Tojo's losing some Kitttyhawks and P40's ..


Kittyhawk I from No.14 Sqn RCAF is written off
Kittyhawk I from No.14 Sqn RCAF is written off
Damaged P-40K Warhawk from 23rd FG/74th FS is missing

The next wave oer Bangkok comes right on time ..

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 27

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed


The escorts do not arrive but .. at least the air cover has been broken over Bangkok ..


Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 7

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.VIII x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington GR.VIII: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 19


Let the slaughter begin ..


Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 5

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 27
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 48


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 6 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 37
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 89
Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 2
................

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 4

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11
.............

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12


No Allied losses

Runway hits 4


I suspect Bangkok is down for a couple of days ..

The RAF and USAAF argue about kills at the O'club ..

2LT Hylton, J.T. Jr. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2

MAJ Finley, H.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2

LTC Mackey, J.E. of 475th FG/432nd FS is credited with kill number 2


FLT Lewis, T.L. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 8

ACOM Stone, C.A.C of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 11

WO Gilchrist O. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

SLDR Hemingway, K.G. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 8

WCDR Cotton, M.C.C. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9

SLDR Hemingway, K.G. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 9

WO Fisher R. of No.17 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4


The IJ strikes Tavoy and Udon Thani unopposed ..

SUBMARINES:

Around Pearl Harbor SS I-2 are been persisently patroling and avoiding contact with ASW .. today the gig was up ..

ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 182,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-2, hits 10

Allied Ships
DD O'Bannon
DD Philip

SS I-2 is located by DD O'Bannon


No critical hits or fires .. but I have to think that 10 hits has to encourage this sub to go home ..

SS I-168 takes a beating but again no critical hits ..

ASW attack near Diamond Harbour at 50,39

Japanese Ships
SS I-168, hits 4

Allied Ships
AMC Cornwallis
KV Cyclamen
KV Thyme
KV Jasmine
xAK Period
xAK Moonta
xAK Aldinga
xAK Woolgar
xAK Autolycus
xAK Gorgon
xAK Cairo City
xAK Baroda
DE Jumna
KV Fritillary
KV Hollyhock
KV Nigella

SS I-168 launches 2 torpedoes at AMC Cornwallis


Our Blackfish and Searaven are chased off ..

Sub attack near Taihoku at 90,62

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 27
E Manazuru
SC Ch 35
AV Kamoi
TK Kenwa Maru
TK San Diego Maru
TK Nihon Maru
DD Tanikaze
DD Nowaki
E Ishizaki
E Otori

Allied Ships
SS Searaven, hits 1

Sub attack near Yokohama/Yokosuka at 114,63

Japanese Ships
DD Arare
xAK Kokai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Blackfish

SS Blackfish launches 2 torpedoes at DD Arare


CENPAC:


Now we strike Kwajalein Island and RO-67 and RO-68 are waiting in shallow waters .. we get the draw ..

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-67, hits 10

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts
BB Washington
BB Colorado
CA Vincennes
CL Denver
CL Montpelier
CL Cleveland
DD Drayton
DD Wilson
DD Mugford
DD Helm
DD Bagley
DD Meredith
DD Cony
APA President Polk
APA President Hayes
AK Alnitah
AK Carina
DD Balch
DD Cassin
DD Cushing
DD Shaw

SS RO-67 is sighted by escort
...........

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 3

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts
BB Washington
BB Colorado
CA Vincennes
CL Denver
CL Montpelier
CL Cleveland
DD Drayton
DD Wilson
DD Mugford
DD Helm
DD Bagley
DD Meredith
DD Cony
APA President Polk
APA President Hayes
AK Alnitah
AK Carina
DD Balch
DD Cassin
DD Cushing
DD Shaw

SS RO-68 is sighted by escort


Then the boys hit the beach ..

Pre-Invasion action off Kwajalein Island (132,115)

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts
BB Washington
BB North Carolina
BB Idaho
BB Pennsylvania
BB Colorado
BB Maryland
CA Vincennes
CA Astoria
CA Chicago
CL Denver
CL Montpelier
CL Cleveland
DD Cassin
DD Cushing
DD Drayton
DD Mahan
DD Dunlap
DD Stack
DD Mugford
DD Blue
DD Anderson
DD Hughes
DD Duncan
DD Monssen
DD Saufley
APA President Polk
DD Balch

Japanese ground losses:
386 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 21 (4 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
................
Amphibious Assault at Kwajalein Island (132,115)

TF 384 troops unloading over beach at Kwajalein Island, 132,115


Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (0 destroyed, 6 disabled)

0.5in M2HB AAMG x4 lost in surf during unload of 25th Infantry Div /6
...................

Ground combat at Kwajalein Island (132,115)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8749 troops, 189 guns, 239 vehicles, Assault Value = 377

Defending force 778 troops, 34 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Allied adjusted assault: 281

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 281 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kwajalein Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
995 casualties reported
Squads: 65 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 46 (46 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
78 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
25th Infantry Div /3

Defending units:
86th Naval Guard Unit
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
Kwajalein Base Force


We lose 100 Americans ... they lose Kwajalein Island ..

More later .. lots to do this turn including sweeping Kwajalein Island of mines and submarines ..

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Nice work on Bangkok and the subs.  Kwajalein wasn't bad either

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/23/2012 12:28:15 AM   
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Nice work on Bangkok and the subs.  Kwajalein wasn't bad either


We shall see .. according to Tracker we got 16 Nicks on the ground and 16 Tojo/Tonys in the airbattle . we sent another mission in to attack Bangkok with the premise that the damage on the airfield will effect flights ...

I think what really helped me in the Gilberts was taking tarawa back very early from there I was able to station 4E's and then it was all downhill from there ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/23/2012 2:27:19 PM   
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****************************** 19 MAY 43 *********************************

I return to Bangkok as promised and the IJ have evacuated the fighters .. all my sweeps met zero resistance .


Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 27
B-24D Liberator x 15
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 4 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 55
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2
...............

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 27
.................

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 14
............

Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 10


The IJ Attack Tavoy, Udon Thani, Chengsha, Chengchow

A Marine Radier Btn takes Ailinglaplap .. Engineers and supply are on their way .. its Port (0) 0 Airfield (2) 0 .. a lot of work to be done to get 3/5 ...


Ground combat at Ailinglaplap (133,117)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 471 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 18

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ailinglaplap !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-), disruption(-)

Assaulting units:
2nd Marine Raider Bn /7


SUBMARINES:

The Pine dukes it out ..

Sub attack near Nagoya at 110,62

Japanese Ships
xAK Kasuga Maru #2, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Kasuga Maru #2 is reported to have been sunk near Nagoya on May 19, 1943
Allied Ships
SS Pike, hits 1


Another small xAK finds the bottom of the ocean ..

There are 5 IJN subs in one TF patrolling the innerwaters of Kwajalein Island:

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-104

Allied Ships
DD Dunlap
APA President Polk
APA President Adams
AK Alnitah
AK Carina
DD Balch
DD Cassin
DD Cushing
DD Shaw

SS RO-104 is sighted by escort


RO-67 & RO-68 have already been damaged and are returning to Truk ..

The final phase of clean up ..

TF 71 encounters mine field at Kwajalein Island (132,115)

Allied Ships
YMS-96
YMS-95
YMS-94
YMS-125

12 mines cleared


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/23/2012 3:55:01 PM   
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*********************** 20 MAY 43 *************************************

As I stated on 19 MAY 43, I thought that the IJ experinced success stacking submarines at the invasion points. This time we bring better DD's and are more organized in our management of ASW .. we have different results:

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-104, hits 4

Allied Ships
DMS Wasmuth

SS RO-104 is sighted by escort
..............

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-107, hits 22, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Dunlap
APA President Polk
APA President Adams
AK Alnitah
AK Carina
DD Balch
DD Cassin
DD Cushing
DD Shaw
................

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-106, hits 1

Allied Ships
YMS-96
YMS-95
............
Submarine attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-105, hits 14, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Balch
DD Dunlap
APA President Polk
APA President Adams
AK Alnitah
AK Carina
DD Cassin
DD Cushing
DD Shaw
DD Drayton


RO-105 - RO-107 are encoutered here ..

The IJ continue attacks at the the usual places as mentioned over and over again ..

Add a bombardment mission ...

Night Naval bombardment of Tavoy at 54,60

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CA Nachi
CA Takao
CL Kuma
CL Yura
CL Nagara


Allied ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 24 (3 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 13
Port hits 4


Ok more later ...

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/23/2012 3:58:45 PM   
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How many subs have you sunk to date?

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/23/2012 4:08:49 PM   
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How many subs have you sunk to date?


Twenty Six IJ submarines have been sunk. That means the slipping into the deep sound, which is a little more indicitive of a real killl



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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/23/2012 7:01:00 PM   
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************************************* 21 MAY 43 ****************************

The IJ hit their usual spots in Southeast Asia and China ..

Submarines:

S-44 misses ..

Sub attack near Treasury Islands at 108,133

Japanese Ships
xAK Dakar Maru
PB Takunan Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS S-44


and RO-106 misses ..

Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-106

Allied Ships
DMS Chandler
DMS Wasmuth

SS RO-106 launches 4 torpedoes at DMS Chandler


The DD Balch does not miss ..

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-104, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Balch
DD Dunlap
APA President Polk
APA President Adams
AK Alnitah
AK Carina
DD Cassin
DD Cushing
DD Shaw
DD Drayton



SS RO-104 is sighted by escort


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/23/2012 7:02:12 PM   
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Thats a lot of subs on the bottom this early in the game.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/23/2012 11:02:17 PM   
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********************************** 22 MAY 43 *************************

Tough day for the Allies on the Submarine Front ..

The Blackfish and Gato are chased off ...

The Thesher meets her fate in the Sulu Sea ..

Sub attack near Jolo at 72,87

Japanese Ships
DD Yamakaze
AO Ken'yo Maru
APD Karukaya
DD Kisaragi
DD Mutsuki
DD Ayanami
DD Shikinami

Allied Ships
SS Thresher, hits 15, and is sunk


The Wasmuth runs out of ammo ..

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-106

Allied Ships
DMS Wasmuth

SS RO-106 is sighted by escort


usual IJ attacks on Tavoy etc ..

We strike Roi-Namur and begin the depopulation process ..

Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 30
B-24D Liberator x 46
B-24D1 Liberator x 55
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
868 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 104 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
.........

Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-18A Bolo bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
..............

Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 15
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..........

Afternoon Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 32
SBD-5 Dauntless x 10

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..............
Morning Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
322 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
................
Afternoon Air attack on III/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


I wish I got the guard units a bit more .. we have a couple of more turns of this to prepare for the eventual invasion ..

About 30K at Ayuthia we have a long ways to go to reduce this strong postion ..

Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 8
B-25C Mitchell x 48


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
265 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
.........
Morning Air attack on 54th/B Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
P-40K Warhawk x 7


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
121 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
...............
Morning Air attack on 54th/C Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 26
B-24D Liberator x 15
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 23


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
581 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


About 1,000 causulties out of the 30,000 here or 3% ..
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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/24/2012 2:44:36 PM   
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******************************** 23 MAY 43 ******************************************

We attack the 6th BF, & II/III 84th Guard unit for little damage at Roi-Namur The IJ attack Udon Thani & Tavoy

SUBMARINES:

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-106

Allied Ships
DMS Chandler
.........

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-62

SS RO-62 is sighted by escort
.........

ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63

SS RO-63 is sighted by escort


Then the IJ sinks the Autauga,

Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-106, hits 7

Allied Ships
AK Autauga, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DMS Chandler

SS RO-106 launches 2 torpedoes at AK Autauga


The Blackfish, Gudgeon. and Tullibee all are chased off ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/24/2012 2:53:25 PM   
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**************************** 24 MAY 43 ******************************

We try and move an unescorted xAP convoy from Diamond harbor to Chitty Bang Bang .. it does not bode well for the Allies the IJ are stacking submarines in hexes .. this has ramifications ..

Sub attack near Diamond Harbour at 51,39

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
xAP Rooseboom, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
..........
Submarine attack near Diamond Harbour at 53,40

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
xAP Rochussen, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



xAP Rochussen is sighted by SS I-155
SS I-155 launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Rochussen
.........

Submarine attack near Diamond Harbour at 52,40

Japanese Ships
SS I-159

Allied Ships
xAP Le Maire, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


The SS I-153 missed theLe Maire twice

Loss of xAP Marudu on May 24, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAP Rochussen on May 24, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAP Rooseboom on May 24, 1943 is admitted


The good news is . these are very small xAP's that I plan to sue to move Base Forces toward Rangoon. WE lost about 1500 in troop capacity per convoy. The other good news is that the IJ are parking in shallow waters. Our escorts should make lots of pernament reefs off of our ports.

This attack is of note ..

Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


The IJ attack in the nest of my best flak .. no hits and some damage ..

They continue the bombing of Chengsha, Chengchow, Tavoy, and Udon Thani ...

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*************************** 25 MAY 43 *****************************

The IJNAAF persistently attack Rangoon at night .. with mixed results ..

Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 17

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4
.................

Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 8

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses
............

Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses
................

Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

No Allied losses
.................


The IJ trades 4 Betty's lost 9 damaged for an airbase hit and 4 runway hits .. should be repaired in a day ..

The talk at the O'club .. PO Moorhead is about to become an ace ..

PO Moorhead C. of No.176 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 2

PO Moorhead C. of No.176 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

PO Moorhead C. of No.176 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 4

PO Fitzgibbon E. of No.176 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3

FO Crombie, C.A. of No.176 Sqn RAF is credited with kill number 3


The IJ hit Udon Thani & China ..

CENPAC:

We prep Roi-Namur ..

Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 36
SBD-5 Dauntless x 12


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
.........

Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Ventura GR.V x 9
B-18A Bolo x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
.........

Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 15
B-25D1 Mitchell x 14


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
..............

Morning Air attack on 6th Base Force, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 22


Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..............
Afternoon Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 18
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 6


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
...........
Morning Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..........
Morning Air attack on III/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 24
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
261 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
...........

Morning Air attack on III/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 132,114 (Roi-Namur)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


So about 900 casulaties still there is about 8K troops here. A very large base force and three SNLF /Naval Guard Units. We shall see how a well prepped and lead Army Division does agasint these boys ..

SUBMARINES:

The IJ have been using a wolfpack tactic in shallow waters .. thus far it has extracted a few ships .. but when it goes wrong .. kiss one submarine goodbye ..

Submarine attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63, hits 22, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota
BB Mississippi
BB Pennsylvania
CA Salt Lake City
CL Honolulu
CL Boise
DD Lamson
DD Maury
DD Gridley
DD Henley
DD Stanly
DD Cony
APA Bolivar
APA Crescent City
APA Hunter Liggett
DD Monaghan
DD Clark
DD Selfridge
DD Conyngham


This invasion force hits Roi-Namut first thing in the morning .. two rounds of shore bombardment and two rounds of off-loading ding a full division .. the shock attack will be bloody ..

More later ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/24/2012 10:34:48 PM   
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************************* 26 MAY 43 ******************************

We take Roi-Namur ...but we also have a pretty good turn all the way around ..

First we attack Ayuthia .. 3 Divisions here 15th, 54th, and 55th Divisions .. lots of prepping to do if we are to cross a river ..

Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 16
Wellington B.X x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
241 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
.............
Morning Air attack on 54th Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 12
Wellington Ic x 16
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 32

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
527 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
......
Morning Air attack on 55th/B Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
146 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


About 900 LYB's out of the game .. But there are 41,000 more to kill . and at this rate it wil take 3 months of bombing assuming no reinforcements ..

CENPAC:

Things start off meeting a submarine and exchaging plesentries ..

ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese Ships
SS RO-62, hits 15

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota
BB Mississippi
BB Pennsylvania
CA New Orleans
CA Salt Lake City
CL Honolulu
CL Boise
DD Lamson
DD Maury
DD Gridley
DD Henley
DD Stanly
APA Bolivar
APA Crescent City
APA Hunter Liggett
DD Monaghan
DD Clark
DD Selfridge
DD Conyngham

SS RO-62 is sighted by escort


I hope 15 hits will put this guy out of action ..

Pre-Invasion action off Roi-Namur (132,114)

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho
BB Pennsylvania
BB Colorado
BB Maryland
CA Minneapolis
CA New Orleans
CA Salt Lake City
CA Chicago
CL Honolulu
CL Boise
DD Monaghan
DD Conyngham
DD Lamson
DD Henley
DD Stanly
APA Bolivar
DD Clark

Japanese ground losses:
753 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 14 (5 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
...............
Invasion Support action off Roi-Namur (132,114)

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA Bolivar
DD Clark
DD Monaghan

.................
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards



Amphibious Assault at Roi-Namur (132,114)

TF 215 troops unloading over beach at Roi-Namur, 132,114


Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)


13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 43 accidentally lost during unload of Americal Infantry Div /4
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of Americal Infantry Div /8


Then the assault ..


Ground combat at Roi-Namur (132,114)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 10497 troops, 211 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 381

Defending force 1838 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Allied adjusted assault: 246

Japanese adjusted defense: 2

Allied assault odds: 123 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Roi-Namur !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1379 casualties reported
Squads: 53 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 360 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3


Allied ground losses:
209 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Americal Infantry Division

Defending units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
III/84th Naval Guard Unit
6th Base Force


Roi-Namur is Allied ..

Bombing in China and Udon Thani ...


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/25/2012 6:00:00 PM   
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************************ 27 MAY 43 **************************************

The main interest this turn is the lack of submarine warffare .. this is good because I have multiple convoys going through shark infested waters ..

Much to the chirgrin of the IJ we strike Ayuthia again and another 1000 LYB's are attrited ..

Morning Air attack on 15th Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 26
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-25C Mitchell x 62
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16
P-40K Warhawk x 7

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
746 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 24 disabled
Guns lost 35 (9 destroyed, 26 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
........
Morning Air attack on 54th Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.VIII x 12
Wellington B.X x 14
P-40K Warhawk x 7

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..........

Morning Air attack on 54th Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 7

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
...........

Morning Air attack on 54th Division, at 56,61 (Ayuthia)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 11
P-40K Warhawk x 7

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
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One thing about the ground war mechanics in WitP AE. I cannot park next to a river crossing and bombard. Rather I have to find other means of preparing the target for a river crossing. My only choice is the use of Strat bombers to support the operation. In about a month Ayuthia will be ready for our invasion.

The IJ bomb China ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/25/2012 6:20:09 PM   
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The game has interesting mixed matches of concepts that affects play greatly. One problem is an operational context of a river crossing [immediate shock attack for example] and the hex size being 46 miles. So in the ground war we have a map designed around a stratigic hex size. How does this effect game play? Well, to cross a river one would park artillery next the the river and begin to prepare the other side. Such operational maneuver would require hexes of about 6 - 10 miles not 46 miles. This of course does not work for the war at sea at all.

So .. because I cannot park 100 25 pounders next to a river side and bombard across I use 125 Heavy bombers .. and achieve similar results. Lots of things have to be overlooked and abstrated in this game or it becomes a constant arguement of history vs. this game. .....

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/26/2012 12:09:02 AM   
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**************************** 28 MAY 43 ******************************************

The IJ are franicly defending by attacking .. we had some P-40's on LRCAP protecting xAK's on teh otherside of the world .. 7 P-40's react to a sortie ..

Morning Air attack on 87th Mountain Regiment, at 55,62 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 28
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 56

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..............
Naval bombardment of Bangkok at 55,62

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CL Yubari
CL Kiso

Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


About 45 dead Americans for 6 IJAAF 2E's

The talk at the O'Club ..

2LT Krieger, A.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2
2LT Krieger, A.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 3

2LT Smith, E.B. Jr. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 5

2LT Benson, G.S. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2

1LT Miller, W.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 3

CPT Waite, A.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 4
CPT Waite, A.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 5
CPT Waite, A.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 6

2LT Powell, W.H. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2



2LT Smith, E.B. Jr. of 23rd FG/74th FS attains ace status!!
CPT Waite, A.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS attains ace status!!

Bombing in China and Udon Thani ...

Three days ago S-121 sank 4 xAP's ..she meets her fate this day ..

ASW attack near Vizagapatnam at 43,39

Japanese Ships
SS I-121, hits 13

Allied Ships
DD Arunta
DE Express
DE Arrow
LSI(L) Kanimbla
xAP Marella
xAP Proteus
xAP Van Riebeek
xAP Hosang
xAP Khandalla
xAP Dunnatar Castle
DD Norman
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Van Galen
DD Isaac Sweers

SS I-121 is sighted by escort


I think 13 hits should be enough to retire this submarine ....three are critical hull penetrations ..

This ASW attack has me concerned as teh IJ has enough fuel and resources to perform dedicated ASW ...

Sub attack near Yap at 96,94

Japanese Ships
DD Shinonome
DD Amatsukaze
E Ishigaki
DD Ariake

Allied Ships
SS Greenling, hits 1

SS Greenling launches 4 torpedoes at DD Shinonome


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/26/2012 3:36:05 AM   
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******************** 29 MAY 43 *************************************

We are pushing "suicide" xAKL's into Moulmein .. one of these are intercepted by Betty's from Port Blair:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 51,55

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 18
A6M3a Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 35

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Cromarty, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AM Romney
xAKL Sipora, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Sipirok, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AM Cromer
AM Poole
xAKL Mortlake Bank, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


What is interesting is the escorts .. 30 Zeros .. it is going to be tough to defends our shipping in and out of Rangoon, Ramree Island does not propergate supply to Rangoon yet and supply will not move to Pegu .. so more of this ships will have to commit suicide .. This also tells me that I have to move the Eatern Fleet unit over the road to Rangoon ..

The other interesting piece of this action is that we wiped out a bunch of Betty Sendai and the IJ continue to produce 2E's ..I am sure now that the IJ have no plans to bank HI. If our plan works ... Jan '44 and no more oil/fuel goes to the home islands.

The IJ hit the Americans blocking the road from Singer's to Bangkok ..

Morning Air attack on 87th Mountain Regiment, at 55,62 , near Bangkok

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 48

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

........


The talk at the O'club ..

2LT Ellstrom, G.O. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 3
2LT Ellstrom, G.O. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 4

1LT Bryant, D.D. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2

2LT Richard, B.R. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2

2LT Ellstrom, G.O. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 5
2LT Ellstrom, G.O. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 6

1LT Bryant, D.D. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 3
1LT Bryant, D.D. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 4

MAJ Finley, H.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 3
MAJ Finley, H.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 4
MAJ Finley, H.E. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 5


SUBMARINES:

The Gurnard puts a hot one into what was an empty ammo ship [no explosions or fire ..

Submarine attack near Kuantan at 52,80

Japanese Ships
AKE Taketoyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS Gurnard

AKE Taketoyo Maru is sighted by SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard launches 2 torpedoes at AKE Taketoyo Maru

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Submarine attack near Kuantan at 52,80

Japanese Ships
AKE Taketoyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gurnard

AKE Taketoyo Maru is sighted by SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard launches 2 torpedoes at AKE Taketoyo Maru


Bombing at Tavoy and China ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/26/2012 8:19:33 AM   
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quote:

This also tells me that I have to move the Eatern Fleet unit over the road to Rangoon


Get it to Chittagong and use C-47 transports to get it over the jungles. It has Naval Support and Support squads. Both easily transportable.

Is Akyab big enough to handle 4e bombers?? If so, then maybe its time to close down Port Blair.

A small transport TF with some agile DDs off of Prome/Rangoon with a 'heavy' LRCAP trap may be in order.

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/26/2012 3:05:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants

quote:

This also tells me that I have to move the Eatern Fleet unit over the road to Rangoon


Get it to Chittagong and use C-47 transports to get it over the jungles. It has Naval Support and Support squads. Both easily transportable.

Is Akyab big enough to handle 4e bombers?? If so, then maybe its time to close down Port Blair.

A small transport TF with some agile DDs off of Prome/Rangoon with a 'heavy' LRCAP trap may be in order.



Excellent idea on moving by transport. It will actually take less time for 200 transports at 2 squads each to get these guys to Rangoon. I think I was not considering this because Eastern fleet is 5600 men. It took a week to move one Chindit regment!

Rangoon is mine . 11 hexes away vs. 15 for Akyab ...and Rangoon in range of Port Blair with 175 unescorted 4E's and 2E's. The crux .. 74 fighters including 2 Sendai of Zeros with elite pilots. I estimate 20% losses ... and despite my opponents grumbling and outright protests .. I think need these bombers to reduce Ayruthia. The IJ are building a good defense here. For example now occupying the jungle hex 57-61 to protect Nakkon Ratchasmia from being surrounded and reduce laterial LOC's. The long and short of it .. It is a real toss up .. but I am agreeing with you .. a big run will be needed with the next convoy.

As far as LRCAP .. yep I had 200 fighters on LRCAP over those hexes .. but they did not fly ...the game has its mechanics too .. instead 6 P40's flew over an USA division and shot down some unescorted bombers What a game!

I will post a picture of the situaiton ..

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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/26/2012 3:36:33 PM   
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Here is Southeast Asia as of 29 MAY 43.

The IJ have invested 100K troops into Thailand to defend Bangkok. Ayruthia is the "Bastogne" of Thailand with all the roads leading to Bangkok going through this point. I must have this railway to continue operations here. To take Ayruthia we are moving 2000 AV from Udon Thani. The base has zero supplies but so far the troops have supplies. I suspect after the first attack we will be in trouble, but unitl then we advance toward Nakkon Ratchasmia. Another 2000 AV advances south creating a pincher movement. Eventually cutting LOC's to Bangkok. Then the rest of the I AUS Corps arrive to seige Bangkok. We should be seigeing Nakkon Ratchasmia June 15th to kick off this operation.

The main obsticle to the plan is supply. No supplies yet are moving from Rangoon anywhere east. Nor are supplies moving from Moulmein. So we try and flood the area with supplies via the seaborne route .... but 25 Betty's with 75 Zero's are discourging this operation. We got 20K supplies in but our suicide xAKL's were "suicided". For some reason no fighters flew LRCAP

Well another convoy is coming through .. I might have to take NY59Giants prodding and go ahead and sacrifice my 4E's and 2E's to teh Zeros and shutdown Port Blair in conjuction with a convoy ..maximizing the time the field is damaged with the convoy movement.

Ok this should give the reader a picture of the combat reports as we duke this one out ..






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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/27/2012 10:11:05 PM   
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***************** 30 MAY -- 02 JUN 1943 *****************************

Real life got in the way a bit but I will catch the reader up as to operations ...

On May 30th ..
The IJ Bomb Tavoy Udon Thani, China .. unopposed .. The DD Hull encouters RO-60 and lets it escape ..The Gunard in shallow water runs into a PB and we decide to start bringing these subs home ..


May 31st ..


The same as the 30th .. but we find a big TK convoy and the Tunny misses and duds against a TK We bomb Ponape to kill about 350 ...

June 1st ..

A Fast transport runs into I-10 at Ailinglaplap no action ..

Nakhon Ratchasima sees an exchange of ground bombing .. a stray P-40 grop on LRCAP finds their prey .

Afternoon Air attack on 254th Armoured Brigade, at 59,61 , near Nakhon Ratchasima

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 1,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 25

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses


Our attack produced much pain ..

Morning Air attack on 41st Guard Battalion, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 64
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
223 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
...
Morning Air attack on 7th RTA Division, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort I x 12
Liberator II x 28
Wellington Ic x 16
Wellington GR.VIII x 12
Wellington B.X x 15
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 12


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort I: 1 damaged
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
581 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 69 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 73 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


1LT Mooney, R.H. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 2
1LT Mooney, R.H. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 3
1LT Mooney, R.H. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 4

2LT Richard, B.R. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 3
2LT Richard, B.R. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 4
2LT Richard, B.R. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 5


02 JUN 43 ************

Our LRCAP .. 4 planes heroically defend the 254th Armoured Brigade:

Morning Air attack on 254th Armoured Brigade, at 59,61 , near Nakhon Ratchasima

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 2,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses
...........

Morning Air attack on 254th Armoured Brigade, at 59,61 , near Nakhon Ratchasima

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 20

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses
...............

Morning Air attack on 254th Armoured Brigade, at 59,61 , near Nakhon Ratchasima

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 30



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIb Lily: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
..........

Afternoon Air attack on 254th Armoured Brigade, at 59,61 , near Nakhon Ratchasima

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 26
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 27



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


2LT Smith, E.B. Jr. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 6
2LT Smith, E.B. Jr. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 7

2LT Root, R.L. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 3
2LT Root, R.L. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 4
2LT Root, R.L. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 5

2LT Ellstrom, G.O. of 23rd FG/74th FS is credited with kill number 7


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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/28/2012 7:49:17 PM   
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There has been a rash of surprise KB attacks involving the Southwest Pacfic as of late. Each AAR documents some sort of tracking of the Allies and the KB coming out from nowhere to strike with exterme proficiency. I cannot let this happen. As we start thinking of cleansing NG / Solomon's of LYB scum we are using our new found bases in the Marshalls and Kuassie Island to extend search arcs deep into where the KB might be thinking of an ambush.

So far I have not floated any CV's into areas not covered by LBA .. it has been a good strategy ...

The map below shows the interlocking search arcs over the NG/Solomon's ..




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RE: The Allies Take the Offense - 6/28/2012 8:08:58 PM   
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******************************* 03 JUN 43 ******************

The Battle over Burma continues both sides ground bombing to attrite land forces ..

The IJ Bombs Tavoy and Udon Thani ..with no resistance ..

Their attack on the 255th Armoured Brigade meets my P40's LRCAPing out of Moulmein ..

Afternoon Air attack on 255th Armoured Brigade, at 59,61 , near Nakhon Ratchasima

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 26
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 27

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses


Allied ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


The talk at the O'club has a couple of new aces buying drinks at the bar ...

2LT Hunter F. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 2
2LT Hunter F. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 3
2LT Hunter F. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 4


2LT White, R.H. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 4
2LT White, R.H. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 5

CPT Heath G. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 4
CPT Heath G. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 5

CPT Young V. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 2
CPT Young V. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 3

2LT Howard, R. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 2

2LT Wilder R. of 51st FG/25th FS is credited with kill number 3


The Allies fare much better in this war of ground bombing attrition ..

Morning Air attack on 3rd RTA/A Division, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 10
B-25C Mitchell x 64
B-25D1 Mitchell x 16
P-40K Warhawk x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
265 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

.............
Morning Air attack on 4th RTA Division, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufort I x 12
Liberator II x 28
Wellington Ic x 16
Wellington GR.VIII x 12
Wellington B.X x 15
B-24D Liberator x 24
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
355 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Very simply the IJ cannot defend open terrain but continue to do so. I would home rule my bombing but attacking Jungle hexes yields very little results for the effort. Thus teh defense is not borking ground bombing in my view but for the IJ to defend jungle hexes and provide some aircover. The IJ insist that it would be impossible for the Allies to attack Burma for various reasons that do not align with history. But I can say .. if the IJ does not defend Burma at the Indian border-- there is little friendly terrain until the Indiochina border to stop a determined offense. The IJ can get into the hair of the Allies here with seapower but there is very little options in terms of stopping things from an eventual conclusion. Lesson: Defend Burma at the Indian Border ...

Bombing in China ..

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