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Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/3/2011 10:14:54 PM   
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18th September 1942

SORRY HERB BUT YOU'RE BANNNNNNNNNNNEEEEDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!

I have decided to start an AAR of my ongoing game vs Herb now as I have one remaining carrier left afloat, 6 BB’s and 14 CA’s down. It makes for an interesting game and I hope an interesting read for you guys out there in AARLand. I am sure that a lot of you follow Herb’s excellent AAR on the Zuiho, truly a great masterpiece of writing that I am sure even the forum’s Bard (ie Cuttlefish) would admire and appreciate.

To be terribly honest I thought about, and suggested to Herb to restart after the debacle at Tarawa but after some thinking and email exchanging I decided to continue for a number of reasons. Firstly Herb is a friend, funnily enough one I have never met but a friend nonetheless. Secondly it’s not in my nature to give up on games. Thirdly I like making a rod for my own back. I also suggested upgrading to the latest Beta Patch but we also agreed to wait for the official release of the patch, hopefully soon. Fourthly I have no AAR since my terminated game with Ramon (Fletcher) and I miss AARing!!!!

The Game so far...

Typical initial opening moves with the usual falls of HK, Singers, Luzon and the PI’s and DEI’s. Herb then launched a surprise attack on Perth. I was totally expecting an attack on Northern Australia, after an early capture of Port Hedland, but this was not followed up by any operations. Instead, 4th Infantry Division (could have been 14th) spearheaded a landing on Perth that was totally unexpected. All, however did not go according to IJHQ’s plans. Coastal defence guns wrecked havoc among approaching Japanese transport and warships with several large transports being gutted and sunk by accurate and devastating fire. Nevertheless Perth fell and a tentative move inland was started up to Geraldton and towards Kaloogurlie. Reinforcements were railed in from the Sydney/Melbourne area as well most of the USAAF presence in Australia. Yet battle was not joined as for some unknown reason the Japanese pulled out their troops and Perth soon recaptured and Port Hedland liberated.

This move on Australia allowed the British and Commonwealth troops to make somewhat of a stand in Burma and even now, cut off but aerially supplied troops of the beleaguered Burma Corps are holed up at Bhamo while to the West several Gurkha and Punjabi battalions are defending Ramree Island in the Arakan. Likewise the US moved early on the lower Gilberts taking Tarawa, Makin and Mili in three lightning assaults. Each base has a good strong garrison and good defensive positions but are now bereft of Naval support after Halsey’s over confidence in the Second Battle of Tarawa. The Santa Cruz Islands have also been garrisoned and fortified and the equivalent of two Marine and one Army Division are spread out over Fiji, the Santa Cruz and Espiritu Santo. Currently Australian and New Zealand support troops are relieving US and USMC rear echelon units on Noumea and Suva further to their redeployment.

China has been quiet, both sides acknowledging the status quo despite an early liberation of Ichang by Government forces. A limited offensive however is currently under way by Kuomintang forces designed to clear the approaches to Nanning.

The Indian border has been fortified and heavily manned. Several AIF Divisions and Indian units man all the important bases from Cox’s Bazzar to Ledo, this last base the hub of the aerial bridge to China. In the hinterland 4 Indian Divisions are building up and two Chinese units evacuated from Burma are refitting and training in Bombay. Ceylon is the RN base for Indian Ocean operations and despite being outnumbered the Royal Navy has been able to punch hard against Japanese forced resupplying Akyab, two light cruisers being sunk by Fleet Air Arm planes.

As in all my games my submarine arm plays an immensely important role in carrying the fight to the enemy. The Solomon Sea is awash with them and so are the approaches to Rangoon and the exit of the Straits of Malacca. The Japanese Home Islands are also subjected to a submarine campaign based at Midway Island and Attu Island. A submarine fleet is being put together and will be based out of Townsville and will target the main oil and fuel producing areas of the former Dutch East Indies.

So for now the plan is to hold the line we have established and hope for the best. His carriers will have free reign until mid 43 at least but I know I have damaged a lot of his ships in the recent battles. He has also lost a number of heavy cruisers to Royal Navy carriers off Sabang in early 42 and in a showdown off Ndeni in early August 1942.

Please enjoy the ride.


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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/3/2011 10:24:04 PM   
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My remaining carrier in Pacific waters.



The current state of the frontlines 18-9-1942




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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/3/2011 10:37:17 PM   
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Turn Synopsis 18th September 1942

Cripples from the Battle of Tarawa are heading to their repair ports. Pearl Harbour already has several in its yards and the Wasp is inching her way to Vanikoro for initial pumping of flood waters. The AR Vestal has departed to rendezvous with her at Suva once the main flooding has been brought under control. Other damaged ships are making fro Suva, Auckland and Sydney.

7 submarines reported contacts with enemy ships across the theatre. 5 called back with malfunctioning torpedoes but LCDR Johnson in the SS Herring reported an exploding hit on a transport off Iwo Jima while CDR Hammond in the SS S-37 off Finschhafen reported hitting and sinking an enemy light cruiser of the Nagara Class. Yet intelligence is skeptical at best as former sunk ships have been encountered alive and well on the high seas!!! SS Snapper also reported spotting and identifying the CVE Hosho near Gorong under heavy escort. She was heading NNW and it seems it was her A6M2's that ambushed RAAF Beauforts over Merauke two days ago.

PG Charleston has reported arriving at its patrol station between Sendai and Iwaki. SS Gato has repeatedly reported numerous contacts with enemy convoys and very little sightings of enemy aircraft on patrol. The Charleston's Captain has orders to cause as much disruption and confusion as possible in shipping lanes the enemy considers safe. On the other side of the Pacific, the AMC Worcestershire in the hands of the very promising LT Valentine has a similar mission in the Port Blair-Victoria Point-Tavoy triangle of shipping lines. She has orders to liaise closely with the submarines Pike, KX and O19 already patrolling the area and who have already successfully attacked and sunk enemy shipping in the area.

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/4/2011 9:59:37 PM   
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I salute your decision to continue the game and will watch this AAR. As I see, besides grievous ship losses, Allies are doing fairly well, by preventing Japanese expansion past the standard Phase 1 perimeter and stabilizing China.

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/4/2011 10:13:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: FatR

I salute your decision to continue the game and will watch this AAR. As I see, besides grievous ship losses, Allies are doing fairly well, by preventing Japanese expansion past the standard Phase 1 perimeter and stabilizing China.


indeed - it seems that China is well defended - and if the Allied built up a strong presence in the Solomons they should be able to advance fairly constantly even without proper CV support!

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/4/2011 10:50:11 PM   
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@ FatR and SoliInvictus many thanks for the words of encouragement and support!

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/4/2011 11:12:38 PM   
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Turn Synopsis 19th September 1942.

CDR Coward reports an exploding torpedo on an enemy cruiser of the Nagara Class that already seemed to be damaged off Cape Gloucester. Intell suggests that this ship is the same one hit and reported as sunk yesterday by the SS S-37. Submarine captains in the Solomon and Bismarck Seas have been ordered to aggressively seek out and engage all manner of enemy shipping.


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Sub attack near Cape Gloucester at 101,124

Japanese Ships
CL Natori, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
APD Kikuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf



SS Seawolf launches 4 torpedoes at CL Natori
Seawolf diving deep ....
APD Kikuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
APD Kikuzuki cannot reach attack position over SS Seawolf
APD Kikuzuki loses contact with SS Seawolf
SS Seawolf eludes ASW attack from APD Kikuzuki
APD Kikuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Kikuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Kikuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Kikuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


LT Ballard of the Charleston also reports a successful action against an enemy convoy off the coast of Iwaki. Several transports were escorted by three gunboats were surprised by the Charleston who put her 6 inchers to excellent use. Though combat range never lessened beyond 7,000 yards two enemy escorts were confirmed sunk and at least two other ships left burning. LT Ballard has now been ordered to steam directly SE at full speed to put as much distance as possible between his ship and any aerial retaliation coming from Japan. Once in her new position she will sail due West to intercept shipping lanes detected around Chichi-jima.

The Tokihime Maru sinks after taking several 6" hits.


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iwaki at 117,60, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Midori Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Kinsyu Maru
xAK Taibun Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Sikisan Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Ayo Maru
xAK Nissho Maru
xAK Sangetsu Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Taigen Maru
PB Tenshin, Shell hits 3
PB Tokihime Maru, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
PB Teiko Maru, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Allied Ships
PG Charleston



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
PG Charleston engages PB Teiko Maru at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Nissho Maru at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
PG Charleston engages PB Teiko Maru at 12,000 yards
PG Charleston engages PB Tenshin at 12,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Sangetsu Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Taibun Maru at 10,000 yards
PB Tenshin engages PG Charleston at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
PG Charleston engages PB Teiko Maru at 8,000 yards
PG Charleston engages PB Tokihime Maru at 8,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Midori Maru at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
xAK Taigen Maru , xAK Sangetsu Maru , xAK Nissho Maru screened from combat
- escorted by PB Teiko Maru
PB Tokihime Maru sunk by PG Charleston at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
xAK Taigen Maru , xAK Sangetsu Maru , xAK Nissho Maru ,
xAK Ayo Maru , xAK Sikisan Maru screened from combat
PB Teiko Maru sunk by PG Charleston at 11,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Taibun Maru at 11,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Kinsyu Maru at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
PB Tenshin engages PG Charleston at 15,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Sangetsu Maru at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Sikisan Maru at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Taibun Maru at 26,000 yards
PG Charleston engages xAK Kinsyu Maru at 26,000 yards
Task forces break off...


Elsewhere CV Wasp inched 40 miles closer to Vanikoro, her damage control parties keeping the flood waters at bay. Though she sits heavy in the water she is making a steady 5 knots and is now under a protective umbrella of USMC Wildcats from Vanikoro and USAAF Airacobras from Utupua.

Naval Construction Battalions also reported the opening of basic air and port facilities on the island of Tabiteuea in the Southern Gilberts. The US now controls a line of mutually supporting bases from Mili-Tabiteuea. An embryonic plan for landings on Maleolap and Wotje using 4 Marine regiments currently in Pearl Harbour and Noumea has been drawn up. The plan will get the green light once the defeat at Tarawa has been fully analysed.

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/4/2011 11:27:44 PM   
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Indeed, this will be most interesting to watch unfold.  My salutations on carrying on!

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/5/2011 5:20:31 AM   
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Kudos for keeping it going.  The good news is that the allies can recover and as you say, the IJ has suffered irreplaceable losses already.



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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/5/2011 11:03:52 AM   
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ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

Kudos for keeping it going.  The good news is that the allies can recover and as you say, the IJ has suffered irreplaceable losses already.




Thanks PaxMondo and Lecivius

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/5/2011 11:14:08 AM   
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Turn Synopsis 20th September 1942

CV Wasp made safe haven at Vanikoro and her damage control parties have immediately started to pump out flood waters as one of the emergency bulkheads gave way 20 miles shy of port. All eyes are now on the heavily escorted Vestal approaching Suva.

SS 0-21, patrolling the approaches to Rabaul, reported making contact with the enemy Task Force that has included the Nagara Class cruiser attacked in the previous two days. Another Nagara Class cruiser was seen along with several escorts but no damaged ships seen. It is assumed that after two torpedo hits the damaged ship has been sunk.

Off Iwo-Jima CDR Bledsoe commanding the SS Trigger reported the sinking of a 3,000 ton merchant ship after two attacks in which 2 torpedoes exploded on the enemy ship. Trigger, along with Herring and Cachalot, is part of a small flotilla that is staking out Iwo-Jima after intel intercepted radio messages from Japanese Naval HQ detailing a reinforcement of said island. So far no troops have been bagged but two enemy ships have been sunk.


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Sub attack near Iwo-jima at 108,76

Japanese Ships
xAK Sanuki Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Taibun Maru
xAK Chihaya Maru
xAK Iburi Maru
PB Sensan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Trigger
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Sub attack near Iwo-jima at 108,76

Japanese Ships
xAK Sanuki Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage (ship reported sunk)

Allied Ships
SS Trigger



xAK Sanuki Maru is sighted by SS Trigger
SS Trigger launches 4 torpedoes



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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/8/2011 12:14:37 PM   
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Turn Synopsis 22nd September 1942

Two quiet days after the debacle at Tarawa. Pearl Harbour's shipyards are filling up with damaged vessels while refugees from the battle are in docks as far flung as Auckland and Sydney. True to her combative nature the United States is already on its next limited offensive. Sure that Japan will once again try for Tarawa, Ocean Island has been identified as the next target in the Gilberts. A small float plane base will be established there with the purpose of acting as an advance outpost against Japanese raids and incoming vessels from Truk. Nauru Island will also be reconed extensively, and if lightly held will be attacked by the same forces attacking Ocean Island. Elements of 1st Marine Division have been tasked with the mission, these namely being 1st Marine Regiment, Ist USMC FA Battalion and 1st USMC Armoured Battalion. All these units had previously been in Noumea.






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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/8/2011 2:43:21 PM   
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thanks for continuing this game! look forward to reading more reports from you and herbs. hope that you won`t win though

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/8/2011 2:45:01 PM   
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ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

The good news is that the allies can recover and as you say, the IJ has suffered irreplaceable losses already.




this is just allied propaganda!

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/8/2011 3:10:11 PM   
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thanks for continuing this game! look forward to reading more reports from you and herbs. hope that you won`t win though


Damn JFB's

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/10/2011 4:43:11 PM   
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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/10/2011 4:47:11 PM   
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Turn Synopsis 25th September 1942

IJAAF planes in Burma targeted Cox's Bazaar in the Burma-India region. Over 100 Ki-43c's swept the base before another 20 odd fighters escorted G3M2's in a raid over Cox's airfield. Defensive flak however seems to have done its job as only one Hudson IIIa was destroyed.

More worrying were the reports sent in to Wake Island from the Charleston, now patrolling off the Bonin Islands. She reported numerous sightings throughout the day of carrier borne planes, one definitely identified as a B5N2. Were these carriers returning from the Tarawa battle area or was the source of these planes incoming from the Home Islands into the battle zones? Charleston's last report of the day stated she was steaming NNE at full speed.


Elsewhere defences were being solidified. Tarawa now hosted a PT division and a minelayer with ACM's was enroute from Noumea. Another PT divison was at Ndeni with a third in reserve at Luganville. The Pacific has been quiet these days. The Nagara Class Cruiser engaged in the Solomon Sea was identified as sunk as the CL Natori, some good news at least. Meanwhile in Seattle the 36th Bomber Squadron upgraded its Bolos to LB-30's. The unit will redeploy to Attu Island once its crews familiarise themselves with their new planes.

Finally a snapshot of the submarine war across the Bismarck and Solomon Seas.


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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/10/2011 4:49:01 PM   
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The Charleston's position and new course, 23:59 25-9-42





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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/10/2011 4:49:16 PM   
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Much further to the West, another raider was reporting contact with an enemy aircraft. The AMC Worcestershire reported to Calcutta and Colombo of a Japanese plane droning overhead. A such she was also maneuvering at full speed into the Bay of Bengal and away from search planes, no doubt this one originated in Rangoon.



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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/11/2011 4:12:42 PM   
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26th September 1942

USAAF heavy bombers today remind the Japanese that the US is still well and truly in the war. 4 B-17 Squadrons from Charter Towers hit the Japanese base a Terapo. Moderate damage was inflicted on a small fighter strip there. Much more telling was a raid carried out on Munda by two B-17 units based at Luganville. Munda was a well recconed target and one that these particular units had hit before. As such they were able to cope well with a rather disjointed Japanese fighter attack, one A6M2 was claimed by the rear gunner of Buxom Betty, which failed to down any of our bombers. A clinical bombing run was followed by a devastating attack on the main airfield from 9,000 feet, The runway was heavily crated and two supply dumps hits and left gushing black smoke. Of more value were the rows of parked KI-45's that were obliterated. At least 11 enemy airplanes were left burning. 11 less so called 'bomber killers' the Japanese could count upon in the Solomons.






Sub captains patrolling around Truk report an increase in airplane sightings and attacks. As of yet these have been ineffectual but they are forcing our submarines to keep their heads down under the water. Intell suggests that enemy ships from Tarawa are still returning back to Truk so orders remain unchanged and sub captains are told to maintain positions and patrol areas.

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/12/2011 6:36:07 PM   
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27th September 1942

LCDR Friedrichsen reports heavy damage to his boat after successfully attacking an enemy oiler at Ambon, Ceram. He reacted to reports from VP-101 operating out of Darwin that had spotted a number of enemy fuel carrying vessels off the former Dutch holding yesterday. Using the last of the night hours as cover, the SS Sealion (Seadragon Class), was able to sneak its way to its target, fire two torpedoes at it and have one explode on impact. Night instantly turned to day as what ever petroleum the ship carried ignited. The immediate area was immediately lit up and Friedrichsen could see another pair of oilers through his scope. He was about to reorder the tubes flooded when he saw the speeding prow of an enemy destroyer approach his ship from the stern of his burning target. He quickly ordered an emergency dive but was caught in relatively shallow water. Depth charges soon followed and his ship was hit by one and bracketed by several close hits for nearly four hours. The enemy destroyer either run out of depth charges or presumed the Sealion sunk as once the explosions ceased the sonar man could detect the sound of propellers getting distant and distant. Immediate emergency repairs were carried out and Friedrichsen steered his crippled boat south towards Darwin.


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Sub attack near Ambon at 76,109

Japanese Ships
AO Manju Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AO Shiretoko
AO Notoro
DD Umikaze

Allied Ships
SS Sealion, hits 8



SS Sealion launches 2 torpedoes at AO Manju Maru


Further to the south east, Hudson III's operating from Coen reported sighting 3 enemy vessels just off Mornington Island in the Bay of Carpentaria. Further patrols could not verify this sighting but Australia Command could not immediately discount it. No. 18 RAAF Sqaudron, a Dutch refugee flying American B-25's, was immediately ordered to rebase to Normanton from Horn Island and to aggressively patrol the area around Mornington Island an attack and enemy vessels spotted. It may well be that nervous spotters on the Hudsons had seen an enemy submarine or nothing at all but no chances were to be taken.



Deep in the Andaman Sea three RN raiders try to emulate the USN's Charleston by infiltrating enemy shipping lanes between Sabang, Port Blair and Rangoon. So far they have dodges in and out of enemy air patrol sectors but have sighted or engaged no enemy convoys.



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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/12/2011 6:42:43 PM   
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Ongoing recon of Ocean Island by 4th RNZAF Squadron shows it is empty. Plans are underfoot to para drop the 1st USMC Parachute Battalion from Tarawa. The unit is currently at Johnston Island where it unloaded after the Battle of Tarawa, its original destination had been Makin where it would reinforce its garrison until a US Army Regiment arrived from the mainland. As such it is now needed to be airdropped into an enemy base. The 20th USN SeeBees are already standing by just off Ocean Island to unload as soon as the paras secure it (oh for the SeeBees having some rifle squads as they had in CHS)






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Due to these new developments the elements of 1st Marine Division that had been earmarked for the Ocean Island operation are now approaching the area with little to do. I have been thinking of using these units to attack Maleolap which recon shows is lightly garrisoned. It has its static fortress and one naval battalion and a support unit. Bereft of carriers my planes at Makin and Mili will have to act as 'floating carriers'

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/15/2011 11:03:45 AM   
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RAF and USAAF Squadrons carried out a successful ambush on IJAAF planes over Chittagong today. The base had been subject to several air raids during previous days and several aircraft had been destroyed on the ground. 67, 261 and 607 Squadrons along with 7th Fighter Squadron of the USAAF put up a strong CAP and waited for the Japanese. The Allied fighter arm in India was about to show its teeth.

The first enemy planes were a sweep by Ki-43's that tussled with the mass of Allied fighters in the air. Several planes on both sides were lost but it has steeled the British and American pilots resolve to protect their airbase below.
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 35



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 12
Hurricane IIc Trop x 17
P-40K Warhawk x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 3 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed


The next set of enemy planes were a wave of unescorted G3M2's of which a large number were seen to jettison their bombs harmlessly over the jungle and turn back after seeing the Allied fighters over the base. 9 brave pilots proceeded to their attack run but all of them lost their lives miles short of their target.

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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 31



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 11
Hurricane IIc Trop x 10
P-40K Warhawk x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 7 destroyed


A second, larger wave soon followed. Confident in the combined defensive firepower of their formation they ploughed on into the Allied fighters and many Ki-21's and Ki-49's joined the many burning Japanese wrecks on the ground. Several sections did get through however but ack-ack batteries shot down two more enemy aircraft.


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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 20



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 10
Hurricane IIc Trop x 10
P-40K Warhawk x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 8 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed on ground


Meanwhile around Roi-Namur, B-24's returning back to Wake Island after bombing Roi-Namur spotted enemy ships heading south-east...


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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/15/2011 12:39:01 PM   
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Those Japanese ships spotted yesterday, the main Japanese Battle Line as it turned out, hammered Mili to the ground.

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/15/2011 12:58:08 PM   
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always nice to see that! - I only had this luck once as an allied player - Zuikaku has a long way to the next repair shipyard - and you could send subs to most of these approaches....

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always nice to see that! - I only had this luck once as an allied player - Zuikaku has a long way to the next repair shipyard - and you could send subs to most of these approaches....



Thanks and that is exactly what is happening

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/16/2011 2:36:20 PM   
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Further shipping movements towards Mili were detected by our patrolling submarines. They vectored onto the oncoming Japanese vessels like sharks falling on hapless prey. The Mk 14 torpedo also chose a great time to start working as well. Intercepted signals confirmed the sinking of the Sumatra Maru and several high priority messages also requested further orders of the death of a certain General aboard the ship. It may well be that Japanese plans for Mili may be thrown into disarray if the commanding officer was killed on the Sumatra Maru.






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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/16/2011 2:38:35 PM   
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Apologies for screenie, Gremlins in the system. Should have shown the Salmon also sinking a Mk 14 into the Sumatra Maru

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RE: Oops I Did it Again - Cantona2 vs Herb (No Britney) - 8/18/2011 10:39:40 PM   
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