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BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim89(A). - 8/13/2011 9:58:02 PM   
DivePac88


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This is to be a report of a PBEM campaign between me; the indomitable DivePac (The Emu/Kiwi Bird) commanding the Japanese empire, and formidable vettim89 (The Walleyed Pike) commanding the Allied Coalition. We are also both committed to fighting this campaign to the bitter-end (promise).

We are playing this campaign in the DaBigBabes version B scenario 28 mod. I would also like to thank JWE and his crew for their hard work on this excellent mod.

Our rules are limited, and reasonably standard. But we are both experienced and fair players, so there is little need of extensive rules.

- restricted units pay PPs to cross national boundaries.
- no strategic bombing within or from China till 1944.
- no non-base invasions.
- No 4E bombers on naval attack below 10,000 ft.
- I get 1 port attack turn 1.
- Allied player turn one can move Chinese ground units and TFs already at sea. Everything else is fixed.
- No night bombing with less than 50% moonlight.
- Fighters max altitude is the band with their second highest MAN rating.

The game seetings.

-combat reports on
-auto sub ops off
-TF move radius on
-plane move radius on
-fac to expand off
-ships/air groups upgrade off
-accept air/ground rep off
-turn cycle 1
-AI historical

-show combat anim on
-show combat sum on
-show clouds on

-fog of war on
-advan weather on
-allied dam control on
-PDU on
-hist 1st turn off
-dec 7th surp on
-rel USN torps off
-real R&D on
-no unit withdraw off
-reinforcements fixed

So here we go;

December 7,

Pearl Harbor raid-

Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-24

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Torpedo hits 1

Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-14

Allied Ships
BB Oklahoma, (miss I think)

Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 73
B5N2 Kate x 117
D3A1 Val x 132

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 9 damaged
D3A1 Val: 11 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 119 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 10 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 28 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 9 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 32 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 23 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 2 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 28 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 4 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 46 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 7 destroyed on ground
C-33: 2 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 13 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 3 destroyed on ground
R3D-2: 5 damaged
R3D-2: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 4 damaged
O-47A: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AV Wright, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 2, on fire
BB California, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DMS Wasmuth, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AD Rigel, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Blue, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CL Helena, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Henley, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Bagley, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Airbase hits 33
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 68
Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 4

Afternoon Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 85 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 55
B5N2 Kate x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 8 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB California, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Torpedo hits 2
BB Oklahoma, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB West Virginia, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Maryland, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Pennsylvania, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CA New Orleans, Torpedo hits 1



Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 2



Excellent results from the raid on Pearl Harbor, and are the best that I can recall having in all my games. I especially liked the fact that the 27x B5N2s from Zuikaku that missed the morning raid, made their strike in the afternoon phase. I will still launch another full air strike on Pearl Harbor tomorrow (8th Dec), as it was already planned, and I never completely trust the reports.

I also launched air raids on the Allied Airfields at Manila, Clark Field, and Iba on Luzon, plus Hong Kong, and Alor Star, Georgetown, Kota Bharu, and Kuantan in Malaya. All these raid were quite successfully, and achieved the desired results apart from the raid on Clark Field. The other group of Ki-21-IIa bombers, and the escort of Ki-43-Ic fighters did not take-off and join this raid. So I will have to give Clark Field a good working over tomorrow, and I hope Tim doesnít disperse his aircraft at Clarke before then.


Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18


Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 damaged


Runway hits 7


The highlight of the day was a two naval-attack strikes from Ryujo, on that damn USN cruiser.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Jolo at 73,91

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 7
B5N1 Kate x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Torpedo hits 1


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Jolo at 73,91

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 10
B5N1 Kate x 14

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Magazine explodes on CL Boise


I have landed troops at Kota Bharu in Malaya (most of the 18th division), also on Guam (Sasebo 1stSNLF), and expect that both objectives will be secured easly tomorrow.



Air-loss Statistics for the day -




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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 8/13/2011 10:51:35 PM   
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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 8/14/2011 4:15:10 AM   
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Wow. What results. I have never had any where near those destroyed aircraft counts. Whatever you did, you did it right!



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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 8/15/2011 7:31:34 AM   
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Welcome aboard guys, and it is great to know that some people are reading this.




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December 8th,

Pearl Harbor Raid.

The second air strike on Pearl Harbor didnít take place today, as the Carriers of Kido Butai were unable to launch any air-strikes, because of the weather. Which was a damn shame as his airfields would still have been damaged, along with some of his fighters.

Also Zuikaku who was the duty carrier today, lost 3 of her air-search B5N2s to fighters, out to 2 hexes around Pearl Harbor today. So I now know he probably has a strong fighter force left, and will have more tomorrow.

So I have decided to try for another raid on Pearl Harbor, as I really donít have much choice. I need Timís Battleships out of the war for a couple of years, and I also need to destroy as many of thoughts P-40s and PBYs as I can.

Luzon.

The combined JAAF/JNAF raid I launched on Clark Field today, proved somewhat underwhelming results to say the least. As you can see I launched an escort heavy raid, which had the express purpose of destroying enemy fighters. But with the net result of 1 downed P-40, a couple of casualties, and a few hits on the airfield is a bit depressing.

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 24
P-40E Warhawk x 22


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed


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


Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 12


Also a detachment of JNAF G3M2 launched a naval strike without fighter escort, on some light craft off Bataan today with predictable results.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bataan at 78,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AM Tanager
AM Quail


Malaya.

But I had some better results with a fighter raid on Georgetown, by the JAAF/JNAF operating from Thailand.

Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 30



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 5 destroyed

Also the RAF launched several raids on my shipping off the landings at Kota Bharu and Singora, losing 4 aircraft and scoring no hits on any ships.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 6



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
Hudson I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo


On the Ground.

Guam, Kota Bharu, and Tarawa all fell to me today, but I must admit that I used overwhelming force in three assaults.

Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13075 troops, 93 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 434

Defending force 4000 troops, 38 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 99

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 243

Allied adjusted defense: 47

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 8 destroyed
Vildebeest III: 3 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

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

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


Allied ground losses:
2694 casualties reported
Squads: 105 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 114 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 28 (26 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
114th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
302nd Ship Eng Coy
21st JAAF AF Bn
5th Field Construction Battalion
5th JAAF AF Coy


Submarines

Submarine attack near Palembang at 49,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
TK Merula, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Lingga at 51,87

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
xAP Dominion Monarch, Torpedo hits 1

Submarine attack near Muntok at 51,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
AMC Kanimlba, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Muntok at 51,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
CM Willem v d Zaan, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage


End

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December 9th,

Pearl Harbor Raid.

Not a good day for DivePac Command in the Hawaiian Islands today, with most of Kido Butaiís naval and port air-strikes going in uncoordinated. With the net result of very heavy aircraft and crew losses to my carrier air-groups, for some more damage and shipping losses to the American forces. Anyway there was not alternative other than launching the second attack, and my air-groups can be rebuilt.

Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 73



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 27
P-40B Warhawk x 51
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 3 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 18000 feet

Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 31
D3A1 Val x 31



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 20
P-40B Warhawk x 39
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 16 destroyed, 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL Phoenix
DD Bagley, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CM Oglala, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Ward
CL St. Louis
DD Schley

Morning Air attack on TF, near Lihue at 178,106

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 14



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 11


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
YO-43
YO-31
xAKL Hirondelle, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
YO-21, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PG Sacramento, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Florence D., Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Afternoon Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 50
B5N2 Kate x 101
D3A1 Val x 98



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 20
P-40B Warhawk x 43
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 6 destroyed, 5 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 7 destroyed, 22 damaged
D3A1 Val: 5 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Ward
PC Tiger, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AG Antares, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAP St. Mihel, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CL Phoenix
DD Chew, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Manini, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PC Reliance, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 2
AO Ramapo
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Schley, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AG Aries, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk



Repair Shipyard hits 5
Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 19
Port hits 3
Port supply hits 1


Tim had two escorted medium bomber strike launch on Kido Butai in the morning, and one managed to get passed the fighter CAP, making runs to some of my ships (Damn scary).

Morning Air attack on TF, near Niihau at 175,106

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 35



Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 9
P-36A Mohawk x 12
P-40B Warhawk x 18
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-18A Bolo: 8 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 2 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu
CV Shokaku
CA Tone

Morning Air attack on TF, near Niihau at 175,106

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30



Allied aircraft
B-18A Bolo x 2
P-36A Mohawk x 6
P-40B Warhawk x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Peleliu Islands.

Tim launched a B-17 heavy bomber raid on the port at the base on Babeldaob, but didnít do any damage thankfully.

Morning Air attack on Babeldaob , at 90,97

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 7 damaged


Also southeast of the Peleliu Islands, off Satawal in the Caroline Islands. The light cruiser Nagara which is transiting to Truk sighted and Attacked an American minesweeper overnight. I think this is maybe the vessel that was in port at Guam, when I landed there.


Night Time Surface Combat, near Woleai at 103,106, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara

Allied Ships
AM Penguin, Shell hits 3



Luzon.

I began landing at Vigan on Luzon today, with the first wave consisting of an infantry regiment, and 3 JAAF AF battalions. Tim also had some strikes launch on my shipping off Vagan, and his fighter-bombers managed to get some hits.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-35A x 17


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinko Maru
xAK Sanko Maru, Bomb hits 1
xAK Yuzan Maru
xAK Anzan Maru #2
xAK Bunzan Maru
xAK Kazuura Maru

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

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-35A x 17


Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Brisbane Maru, Bomb hits 1
xAK Hawaii Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Keiyo Maru
xAK Bunzan Maru
DD Nagatsuki

Japanese ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Malaya.

The RAF also struck at my shipping off the landing at Kota Bharu, but again my luck held, and no hits were scored.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 2



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 10
Hudson I x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 2



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna


Also in Malaya I had My JAAF units operating from Thailand work over the RAF air-station at Georgetown again. I want the airfields at Georgetown completely closed down ASAP, so he canít transfer aircraft north to Burma.

Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 39
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 26



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Afternoon Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 24



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed



Submarine Minelayers.

TF 560 encounters mine field at 49,90

Allied Ships
TK Britannia, Mine hits 1, on fire

TF 635 encounters mine field at 49,90

Allied Ships
TK Aldegonda, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Tambelan-eilanden at 53,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
AGP Wega, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Tawi Tawi at 71,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
xAP Candesa, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



Air-loss statistics for day/to date.

As you can see it was a very bad day for Kido Butaiís D3A1 Val air-groups, and they have been decimated. But the situation is not as bad as it seems, as the A6M2 Zero, and B5N2 Kate air-groups are mainly up to strength. So Kido Butai is still combat capable, and can launch a heavy anti-shipping strike. While the D3A1 Val air-groups can be bought up to maybe 60-80% strength with the spare airframes and crews available.






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Sulu Sea.

In the afternoon our light carrier Ryujo, which is operating in the Celebes Sea, air-search sighted the American aviation ship Langley, and a strike was launched against this enemy vessel.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 72,90

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 14



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AV Langley, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage



Luzon.

Overnight there an engagement off the landings at Vigan between some American torpedo boats, and my covering cruiser force. But the enemy force did not close, and disengaged after a short long-range firefight.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Chokai
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Yamagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113


Also overnight JNAF attack bombers operating from Formosa struck at the Port of Manila, and damaged the floating dock there.

Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 23



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
ARD YFD-1 Dewey, Bomb hits 1


Then in the morning JAAF Formosa based aircraft launched a major raid on Clark Field, suffering heavy losses in escorting Ki-43-Ic Oscars to the defending American P-40 fighters.

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 45
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 31



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 10
P-40E Warhawk x 28


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11


Also during the day the Americanís launched two heavy bomber raids against our shipping off Vigan, which resulted in the damage to some ships.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 16


Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Yuzan Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Oigawa Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Naka
DD Minegumo
xAK Arizona Maru
xAK Keiyo Maru

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Keiyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Natsugumo


Also in the morning an enemy fighter-bomber raid struck at one of our troop convoys off Laoag, but thankfully no hits were scored.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Iba at 75,70

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-35A x 17


Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Seian Maru
xAK Sinkyo Maru
xAK Azuma Maru


Then Finally at sea off Laoag an enemy submarine attacked, and sunk one of our minesweepers escorting a troop convoy.

ASW attack near Laoag at 82,70

Japanese Ships
DMS W-17, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Taiko Maru
xAP Husimi Maru
xAK Sugiyama Maru
xAK Daisin Maru
TB Tomozuru
TB Hatsukari
TB Manazuru
TB Chidori

Allied Ships
SS S-36


Malaya.

A JNAF night raid by attack bombers operating from Saigon, on the RAF base at Singapore achieved some success last night.

Night Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11



Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 7 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed on ground
Vildebeest III: 4 damaged
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 8


Then during the day the RAF launched three raids on my shipping off Kota Bharu, but again scored no hits.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 4



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 8


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 4



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 3
Hudson I x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 3 damaged
Hudson I: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
CL Jintsu

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 51,75

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 3



Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 7


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo


Mine.

TF 662 encounters mine field at 49,90

Allied Ships
TK Juno, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Submarine.

Submarine attack near Tawi Tawi at 72,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

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

Submarine attack near Lingga at 51,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
xAP Perak, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


End.

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December 11,

Central Pacific.

Naval troops landed on, and took the Island of Tabiteuea in the Southern Gilbertís today. I intend to build Tabiteuea up as a forward defensive hub, supporting forward bases on Baker and Nanumea Atolls. There is a chance that Tim may try and interfere with this landing, with maybe his heavy cruisers, or even carriers. So as soon as the unloading is complete, the landing, and supporting force will withdraw.

South Seas.

Naval infantry and naval aviation troops landed at Aitape on the East Coast of New Guinea today, and will secure the area tomorrow. I have planned to build up Aitape as a support and fall-back base for the main area hub base of Rabaul. There is a small support force (1 cruiser,2 destroyers) covering this landing, but it is unlikely that Tim will interfere here.

Peleliu Islands.

Tim had launched two B-17 Fortress raids launch at my two carrier forces in this area today. The first was on the Ryujo force which is returning to Babeldaob for replenishment, from raiding in the Celebes Sea. The second was on the light carrier Zuiho and two destroyers just arriving from the Home Islands for deployment in this area.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 85,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 6



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 90,97

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Zuiho


Luzon Area.

American submarines were busy overnight in the northern approaches to Luzon, attacking our damaged shipping withdrawing from the Vigan.

ASW attack near Laoag at 80,71

Japanese Ships
xAK Yuzan Maru, on fire
xAK Hawaii Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Shonan Maru #17

Allied Ships
SS S-41

Sub attack near Laoag at 80,71

Japanese Ships
xAK Keiyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Sanko Maru
PB Shonan Maru #17

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise


American motor torpedo boats again tried to interfer with our shipping off Vigan, but were again driven off by the supporting force.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Maya
CA Chokai
CL Naka
DD Natsugumo
DD Yamagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113


In the air today over Luzon, I launched an offensive JNAF fighter sweep against Clark Field with some success.

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 36



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed


Also Tim had the USAAF launch anti-shipping strikes on our shipping off Vigan again today, but I now have some defending fighters based there.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 14



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 12
P-35A x 17
P-40B Warhawk x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Tsuyama Maru
xAK Yasuteru Maru
xAK Aki Maru
xAK Ueizuru Maru

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 12



Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 2
P-35A x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed


Malaya.

I launched another airfield suppression raid on Georgetown again today, and with only three RAF fighters left, I donít think it will be long until I shut this base down.

Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 47
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 18



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 26


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Pontianak at 54,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
xAP Rochambeau, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Jolo at 74,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
TK Manatawny, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Batu Pahat at 49,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
xAP Kelantan, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


End.

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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 8/21/2011 9:58:17 PM   
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I see damaged planes, during airfield bombardment, and report of destroyed on ground, during base fall. That means this is one of the latest beta.

Is it already include land combat modification (that support squad have only 10% chance of being targeted)? If so, can you put results of larger land combats (also not won by any of sides) into report? I would like to see how it works "live".

A piece of advice:
If you use few air units for sweep same base, put them on different altitudes. You actually want them to NOT coordinate. That way enemy can win first battle, but with time less, and less fighters will be on CAP, and pilots will be more, and more fatigued. When your bombers come, most of the planes will be already on ground refueling/rearming.

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Central Pacific.

In the morning phase today my Merchant Raider Aitoku Maru, which was patrolling a line between Jarvis Island, and Starbuck Island was discovered by American Carrier task forces. The Aitoku Maru was attacked by a morning air-strike from what appears to be two enemy carriers (F2A-3,and F4F-3A fighters), and was so badly damaged she sunk later in the day.

But the Raiderís Alf float-plane did manage to get a good sighting of two enemy task forces, heading northeast toward the Line Islands. So I will assume that these are the two American carrier task forces that were operating from Pearl Harbour. Also that these enemy task forces appear to be heading toward Pearl Harbour, or the US West Coast. But just in case I have thinned-out my shipping in the Tarawa/Tabiteuea area only to the ships that are still unloading.


Morning Air attack on TF, near Jarvis Island at 170,149

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 11
F4F-3A Wildcat x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AMC Aikoku Maru



Mindanao.

I had JNAF medium bombers operating from Babeldaob, raid the American airbase at Cagayan this morning. This was in reaction to the numinous B-17 fortress raids that Tim has been launching from this base. Because Cagayan is outside the range of fighter escort from Babeldaob, I did take the chance that there could have been some fighter defence. But luckily there wasnít, and the raid did prove to be very successful.

Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 24



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 15 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 26


Luzon.

Mayhem and destruction at sea off the Vigan landings last night, as the American motor torpedo boats again strike, but this time they got passed the covering force. These attacks lead to the sinking of four of my ships, but luckily (because of my settings) the convoys continued to unload. For tonight I have thinned-out my shipping here to the vessels still unloading troops. But unfortunately they are the large high-value transports, fingers crossed for tonight.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Nagatsuki
DMS W-15, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DMS W-16
PB Chohakusan Maru
PB Rokko Maru #2
xAK Arizona Maru
xAK Akiura Maru
xAK Kazuura Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Nagara Maru
xAK Matsukawa Maru
xAK Takao Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Bunzan Maru, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Shinko Maru
xAK Ohio Maru
xAK Anzan Maru #2
xAKL Kurama Maru
xAKL Fukuei Maru, Shell hits 1
xAKL Korei Maru

Allied Ships
PT-31
PT-32
PT-33
PT-34
PT-35
PT-41

Night Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Nagatsuki
DMS W-16
PB Chohakusan Maru
PB Rokko Maru #2
xAK Arizona Maru, Torpedo hits 1
xAK Akiura Maru
xAK Kazuura Maru
xAK Nagara Maru
xAK Matsukawa Maru
xAK Takao Maru
xAK Shinko Maru
xAK Ohio Maru
xAK Anzan Maru #2
xAKL Kurama Maru
xAKL Fukuei Maru
xAKL Korei Maru

Allied Ships
PT Q-111
PT Q-112
PT Q-113


During the day I had the JAAF operating from Formosa raid Clark Field again, with good results.

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 34
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 7
P-40E Warhawk x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-35A: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 18


Hong Kong.

I launched the first ground attack on Hong Kong today, and was pleased with the results, as my losses were not as high as I expected. I will rest the troops for two days, and continue to pound Hong Kong with artillery and from the air.


Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23650 troops, 262 guns, 148 vehicles, Assault Value = 754

Defending force 8076 troops, 132 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Japanese adjusted assault: 263

Allied adjusted defense: 329

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1206 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


Allied ground losses:
580 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Inf.Group
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
67th Ind.Infantry Battalion
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
38th Division
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
1st Middlesex Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


Malaya.

We unexpectedly occupied Alor Star to day, so all combat units are now jumping forward to there as fast as possible. I am also entraining field engineer and JAAF airfield battalions to move to Alor Star, as I intend to use the airfield there as my main bomber base for the bombardment of Singapore.

Also the JAAF raided the RAF station at Georgetown again to suppress the airfield.

Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 54
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 19



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Billiton at 53,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
TK Josefina, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 72,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
TK Manatawny, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage



SS I-123 launches 4 torpedoes


End.

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December 13,

Eastern Pacific.

After reconnoitring Wake Island since December the seventh, with G4M1 Betty aircraft from Roi-Namur, and seeing no sign of any aircraft based there. I launched a raid on the Island to neutralize the airfield, before my upcoming landing operation. So you can imagine my surprise when F4F-3 Wildcats tried to intercept my attacking G3M2 Nell's. But luckily it appears that the Wildcats were as surprised as I was, and all my aircraft managed to return to base.

Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 20



Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Runway hits 4



Southern Seas.

The merchant cruiser Hokoku Maru which is operating Raoul and Norfolk Islands, incepted two enemy transports during the day. In the resulting engagement the raider scored numerous hit the the enemy ships, which sunk at least one of them.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Raoul Island at 126,173, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Hokoku Maru

Allied Ships
xAP Mildura, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Murada, Shell hits 6, on fire



Luzon.

The air-campaign continues over Luzon again today, with an offensive fighter sweep over Clark Field. The airfield suppression operation against Clark Field is starting to have results, with only around twenty enemy fighters engaged today. That is compared with the fifty or so fighters that were being encountered only a few days ago.

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 19



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed


Again the decline of Timís air-power on Luzon is noted with only four of his P-35A fighter-bombers attempting to attack my shipping off Vigan.


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 13



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed


China.

I started the air-campaign in China today, with a raid on the enemy bomber field at Changsha. The object of this raid is the suppression of the Chinese air-power in the Changsha area. With the long term aim is to destroy, or force Tim to withdraw his air-power from this area.

Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 18
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB-III: 3 damaged


Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12


End.

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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 8/25/2011 1:08:15 PM   
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Brutally successful PT attacks. I haven't ever seen them so successful. Bad Luck ...

Your A2A losses though are running better than 2:1. So you're doing good there.

BANZAI!!!

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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 8/25/2011 8:01:29 PM   
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Hi Pax, love you're avatar, she is a beauty.

Yes Tim's torpedo boat attacks have been very affective, after a slow start. So I think that maybe he gave them better squadron commanders after the early ineffectual strikes. I have also been wondering if he has a tender at Subic Bay (which is added to the DaBabes Map), which is allowing him to reload his torpedoes.

Where I am happy with the air-kill ratio, it could have been better, as most of my losses are from the second strike on Pearl Harbor.






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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 8/26/2011 12:52:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: DivePac88

Hi Pax, love you're avatar, she is a beauty.


thought something was needed for the JFB's.


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December 14,

Eastern Pacific.

Kota Butai was to have launched a series of air-strikes on the airfield and defences on Wake Island today. But because of the weather conditions was only able to launch morning reconnaissance missions, and a fighter sweep.

Morning Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed


Mindanao and Celebes Sea.

Landing operations began overnight at the Port of Davao on Mindanao, and Jolo Island at the northern exits of the Celebes Sea. There was a night engagement off Davao, when my cruiser covering force sighted a enemy Transport and escort vessel.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 79,91, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
CL Kuma
DD Sagiri
DD Amagiri
DD Oboro, Shell hits 1
DD Akebono
DD Sazanami
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
AVD Childs, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP President Madison, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Then in the morning the light carrier force, which is operating in the Celebes Sea in support of the operations at Davao and Jolo, sunk a enemy freighter.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Davao at 82,92

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK John Lykes, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


I also launched another JNAF bombing raid on the American airfield at Cagayan, with the aim of keeping the B-17 fortress bombers there grounded. This raid seems to have succeeded, as there were no raids by these aircraft on my landings at Davao or Jolo.

Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 10 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 8


Hong Kong.

I launched another assault on Hong Kong today, and even though my losses were higher that Timís, I was happy with the results.

Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25355 troops, 272 guns, 148 vehicles, Assault Value = 678

Defending force 7637 troops, 131 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 177

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 270

Allied adjusted defense: 201

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1656 casualties reported
Squads: 34 destroyed, 72 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled


Allied ground losses:
567 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
67th Ind.Infantry Battalion
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
1st Ind.Inf.Group
38th Division
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


China.

I launched another raid on the airfield at Changsha today, and was happy with the results. But it is only a matter of time until some AVG fighters turn-up I think. But that is what I want, and will just slowly wear them down over time.

Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 14
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Jolo at 73,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
xAKL Fortuna, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Toboali at 50,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-162

Allied Ships
xAKL Circe, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage


End.

The Situation map of the landing operations in the Southern Philippines.

Note; The Second landing Force off Jolo is carrying a JNAF air flotilla HQ, and some JNAF airfield and engineer units. This force is to land after the SNLF company has secured the Island, so that Tim thinks there is a just small SNLF force there. There are Search float-planes, torpedo bombers and fighters standing-by to transfer to Jolo as soon as the airfield is operational. Thus with a naval strike airfield operational on Jolo, the Southern communications with Luzon will be severed.




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Eastern Pacific.

Kota Butai hit Wake Island with a fighter sweep and an airfield strike today, this is in support of the landing operation, which begins tonight. I only lost 1x A6M2 Zero over the target, which was shot down by a F4F-3 Wildcat. But Kota Butai had a Ďbad hair dayí when landing-on the returning Strikes, and had 6x aircraft damaged, some which were later written-off.

D3A1 Val from Soryu-2 crashes on landing
D3A1 Val from Soryu-2 is damaged on landing
A6M2 Zero from Hiryu-1 crashes on landing
B5N2 Kate from Shokaku-3 is damaged on landing
D3A1 Val from Zuikaku-2 is damaged on landing
B5N2 Kate from Zuikaku-3 crashes on landing


Morning Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Afternoon Air attack on Wake Island , at 136,98

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 59
B5N2 Kate x 35
D3A1 Val x 70



Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed


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


Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 22


Mindanao, and Celebes Sea.

Jolo Island was secured overnight by the SNLF company that landed there yesterday, and the JNAF airfield and engineer units will start unloading tonight. Meanwhile today the infantry regiment that had landed at Davao, successfully assaulted the port and forced the 2x defending enemy units to retreat.

Ground combat at Davao (79,91)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3847 troops, 32 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 655 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Japanese adjusted assault: 24

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Davao !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)

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


Allied ground losses:
384 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2


Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
1st /101st PA Battalion
505th Base Sqdn


Luzon, and Formosa.

Tim launched a squadron of his infernal motor torpedo boats into the harbor at Takao last night, with what I am sad to say great success. I did have patrols out to guard against this sort of attack, but they were to the south and east of the port, The torpedo boats slipped easily past these patrols, and only lost 1x boat to the defending minefields. All my ships that took torpedos later sank, and the three convoys in the port scattered after the attack. Luckily these convoys were the third-lift to Luzon, and were carrying support units, but it is still going to take some time to sort-out.

TF 436 encounters mine field at Takao (84,65)

Allied Ships
MTB 26, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


Day Time Surface Combat, near Takao at 84,65, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMc Choun Maru #7
PB Choun Maru #18
PB Kyo Maru #12
PB Kyo Maru #13
xAK Sydney Maru
xAK Anyo Maru
xAK Kumagawa Maru
xAK Tatukami Maru
xAK Okiyu Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
xAK Kotoku Maru
xAK Keisho Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Hokuan Maru
xAK Maya Maru
xAK Takaoka Maru
xAK Atlas Maru
xAK Kamoi Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAK Shinyubari Maru
xAK Shirogane Maru
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Yamadori Maru
xAK Karachi Maru
xAK Pacific Maru
xAK Kuwayama Maru
xAK Siraha Maru
xAK Chuko Maru

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8, Shell hits 1, on fire
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11
MTB 12
MTB 26, Shell hits 1
MTB 27, Shell hits 3, heavy damage

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

Day Time Surface Combat, near Takao at 84,65, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMc Choun Maru #7
PB Choun Maru #18
PB Kyo Maru #12
PB Kyo Maru #13
xAK Sydney Maru
xAK Anyo Maru
xAK Kumagawa Maru
xAK Tatukami Maru
xAK Okiyu Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
xAK Kotoku Maru
xAK Keisho Maru, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Hokuan Maru
xAK Maya Maru
xAK Takaoka Maru
xAK Atlas Maru
xAK Kamoi Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Shinyubari Maru
xAK Shirogane Maru
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Yamadori Maru
xAK Karachi Maru
xAK Pacific Maru
xAK Kuwayama Maru
xAK Siraha Maru
xAK Chuko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8, on fire
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11
MTB 12
MTB 26, Shell hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (5 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 31 (13 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Day Time Surface Combat, near Takao at 84,65, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Asaka Maru
xAK Kano Maru
xAK Tamon Maru
xAK Yamaura Maru
xAK Lima Maru
xAK Tokiwa Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru
xAP Kongo Maru

Allied Ships
MTB 7
MTB 8, heavy fires
MTB 9
MTB 10
MTB 11
MTB 12
MTB 26, heavy fires


I continued the campaign for air-superiority over Luzon today with a JAAF raid on Clark Field, and was pleased with the results.

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 39
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 19



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 30


Hong Kong.

I launched another assault on Hong Kong today, and was very pleased with the results. The assault today reduced the forts to 1, and with my infantry still in good condition, it is only a matter of days till the city falls.

Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24333 troops, 272 guns, 148 vehicles, Assault Value = 601

Defending force 7203 troops, 130 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 503

Allied adjusted defense: 197

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
500 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled


Allied ground losses:
511 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (6 destroyed, 10 disabled)


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
1st Ind.Inf.Group
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
38th Division
67th Ind.Infantry Battalion
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
23rd Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Rifles of Canada Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
1st Middlesex Battalion
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


Malaya.

I launched the first JAAF offensive fighter sweep against Singapore today, from the captured RAF airfield at Kota Bharu, which is now back in full operation. This is the opening move in the campaign for air-superiority over Singapore, and will be joined by JAAF medium bombers and escorting fighters operating from Alor Star in a few days.

Afternoon Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 27



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 27


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 6 destroyed


Also another JAAF raid on the RAF airfield at Georgetown today, launched from my airfields in Thailand. I am gaining the upper hand here, and it is only a matter of a few days till Tim will have to withdraw his surviving aircraft.

Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 42
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 22



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10


End.




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January 16,

Eastern Pacific.

Wake Island falls to me today after a successful landing operation, that began in the early hours of the morning. I must admit that I did come heavy-handed, but I didnít want a protracted ground operation here. The only setback was the loss of the large transport Kashima Maru, which ran aground and sunk off Wake Island.

xAP Kashima Maru runs onto reef while attempting to unload at Wake Island

Ground combat at Wake Island (136,98)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5632 troops, 50 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 183

Defending force 1352 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Japanese adjusted assault: 109

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 54 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wake Island !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 3 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
122 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1946 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 113 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 31 (31 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /1
61st Nav Gd /1
Maizuru 1st SNLF /1

Defending units:
141st USN Stn Base Force
Wake (Det.) Defense Battalion


Mindanao.

A detachment of JNAF medium bombers operating from my base on Babeldaob raided enemy shipping off Cagayan today. Problem is these aircraft should have been armed with torpedoes, but someone forgot to equip the Air Flotilla there with them.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cagayan at 79,89

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 12



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Isla Filipinas, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Kanlaon II


Formosa.

Formosa base aircraft spent the day attacking Timís damaged, and undamaged motor torpedo boats withdrawing from the attack on the Port of Takao.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Takao at 82,66

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 5,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
MTB 11, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Takao at 82,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 3,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MTB 7, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 12, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MTB 9, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Hong Kong.

The big news today is the fall of Hong Kong, which was captured by my forces today with the third assault on the fortress. The successful assault was supported by heavy artillery, and heavy air-support from aircraft at Canton, and on Formosa.

Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23988 troops, 272 guns, 148 vehicles, Assault Value = 578

Defending force 6875 troops, 124 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 108

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 307

Allied adjusted defense: 145

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hong Kong !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
385 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Allied ground losses:
8768 casualties reported
Squads: 102 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 557 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 177 (177 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 75 (75 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 6


Assaulting units:
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion
1st Ind.Inf.Group
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
38th Division
67th Ind.Infantry Battalion
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
23rd Army
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion

Defending units:
Rifles of Canada Battalion
1st Middlesex Battalion
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion
Kowloon Brigade
102nd RN Base Force
Hong Kong Fortress


Malaya.

I launched another JAAF medium bomber raid on Georgetown today, as air-reconnaissance still shows enemy fighter present. I would have thought that Tim would have withdrawn his aircraft from Georgetown by now, as my ground forces are only a few days away.

Morning Air attack on Georgetown , at 49,74

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 48
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 22



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed



Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 15


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Pontianak at 54,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
AG Vyner Brooke, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage


End.


Airframe and Engine factory build to-date.

NB. Some people will question me building Ki-43-Ic and Ib Oscars, but the reason I do this is it gives me two fully equipped Ki-43-Ib Sentai in the early game (normally deployed in Malaya).




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December 14.

Eastern Pacific.

Tim has had some submarine-mines laid off Kwajalein overnight, but I had a local patrol out. These patrol boats detected, then have cleared some of the mines. But I will reroute some incoming convoys to Roi-Namur for a few days. I have also noticed that enemy submarine sightings around my Pacific bases has picked up in the last few days. So I will step-up the local ASW patrols on all my main bases in this area.

Southern Seas.

Have started regular long-range recon flights over Rabaul today from Truk, with a detachment of G4M1 Betty's transferred from Roi-Namur. When I am positive that there are no enemy fighters present, I will launch long-range, and unescorted bombing raids on the airfield and port at Rabaul. This is to soften-up the Australian base for an up-coming landing operation, which forces are now gathering at Truk for, and will go ahead when Dai Ichi Kido Butai (number 1 carrier force)arrives from Wake.

Mindanao and Celebes Sea.

In the morning Dai Ni Kido Butai (Number 2 carrier force) found two American troop transports in the Celebes Sea, then sunk one and damaged the other with an air-strike.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Jolo at 73,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 12



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Candioa, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Regulus, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



Two JNAF raids on Cagayan In the afternoon against the airfield and shipping in the harbor, found American P-40 fighters now protecting this base. The first raid was by G4M1 Bettyís operating from Babeldaob, which game in low, taking the enemy by surprise. But the second raid by carrier aircraft from the Dai Ni Kido Butai found the enemy fully alerted, and suffered heavy losses.

Afternoon Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 26



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 31

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cagayan at 79,89

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
B5N2 Kate x 12



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Kanlaon II
xAKL Surigao, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


Malaya.

I launched another offensive JAAF fighter sweep against the defending RAF fighters over Singapore today, and again shot-down several enemy fighters.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 29



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 4 destroyed


Burma.

I launched the first offensive fighter sweep against the enemy fighter defences over Rangoon today. This was conducted by JNAF A6M2 Zero fighters operating from Bangkok, and succeeded in downing three RAF and American fighters.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 8
Buffalo I x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed


End.

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Celebes Sea.

My forward JNAF airfield on Jolo Island is now up and running, and B5N1 Kate torpedo armed bombers operating from there today sunk four of Timís xAXLís. The purpose behind the establishment of this base on Jolo, is to cut communications with Luzon from the south. The upcoming landing operation to take Kuching (beginning in two days) on the Sarawak coast, will cut the other line of communication with Luzon from the West.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 71,91

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
B5N1 Kate x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Mauban, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Montanes, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Siquijor at 76,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
B5N1 Kate x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Princess of Cebu, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Princessa, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk


Luzon.

The JAAF launched another airfield suppression raid on Clark Field this morning, with a noticeable drop in the number of defending enemy fighters.

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 39
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 19



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 1 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 13


There was some ground action at San Fernando today, when the 48th division attacked and retreated an American blocking force there. The 48th division will now hold here, unit the 65th Brigade now landing at Vagan joins it. Meanwhile the 21st division has begun unloading at Aparri today, and will advance down the east coast of Luzon.

Ground combat at San Fernando (80,74)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13684 troops, 133 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 427

Defending force 4258 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 144

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 311

Allied adjusted defense: 25

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE San Fernando !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
191 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
2294 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 81 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 28 (28 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
47th Infantry Regiment
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
2nd Formosa Inf. Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
48th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
11th PA Infantry Division


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Bandjermasin at 60,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-122

Allied Ships
TK Petronella, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


End.


Here is a shot of the base set-up on Jolo Island.




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South Seas.

Last night in the area east of the Solomon Islands, and to the north of the Reef Islands in the Santa Cruz group of Islands. The merchant Raider Hokoku Maru which is returning to Truk from the Southern Pacific, meet and engaged the Australian light cruiser Adelaide. I think this Allied cruiser is returning from Nauru Island, after evacuating the Australian troops there. Hits to both sides were scored in this engagement, but no serious damage to both ships resulted I think.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Reef Islands at 122,137, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Hokoku Maru, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide, Shell hits 2



Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 15,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 15,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages AMC Hokoku Maru at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages AMC Hokoku Maru at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages AMC Hokoku Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages CL Adelaide at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages AMC Hokoku Maru at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages AMC Hokoku Maru at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CL Adelaide engages AMC Hokoku Maru at 19,000 yards
Task forces break off...



Mindanao.

I had a detachment of JNAF A6M2 Zero fighters from Jolo Island sweep Cagayan today, to suppress Timís small number of P-40s present there. This is so I can start bombing the airfield at Cagayan again, with G4M1 Betty attack bombers operating out of Babeldaob.

Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15


Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed


Sulu and Celebes Seas.

JNAF B5N1 Kate torpedo bombers operating from Jolo sank another three small enemy merchant vessels today in this area. I think that he must now be sending the bigger ships along the north coast of Borneo, as these are just small coasters carrying nothing. But with the Kuching landing force just leaving Cam Ranh Bay tonight, that escape/resupply route wonít last long.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Zamboanga at 75,88

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N1 Kate x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Lepus, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 70,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N1 Kate x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Latouche, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Cebu, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk


Malaya.

Today I launched the first big JAAF raid from my new Bomber airfield at Alor Star, against the RAF main air-station at Singapore . This raid was meant to have been pre-seeded by a fighter sweep from Kota Bharu, but it happened the other-way around.

The RAF put-up over thirty fighters to defend their airfield at Singapore today, so I think that I will go back to just fighter sweeps from the Kota Bharu for a couple of days. But even though my losses were somewhat high, especially in Ki-21-IIa Sally medium bombers. I think that overall this raid was a success even with the heavy losses, in that it destroyed and damaged many of Timís aircraft.


Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 49
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 21



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim IV: 2 destroyed on ground
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground
Vildebeest III: 2 destroyed on ground
Wirraway: 1 destroyed on ground
Swordfish I: 1 destroyed on ground

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


Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 23


Burma.

Today I launched was my first offensive fighter sweep over Rangoon, and as I had suspected found a hornets nest of enemy fighters. I had suspected that some of AVG would be present at Rangoon, and it would appear that at-least Squadron is . The action itís self over Rangoon when well for me, with the downing of 6 probable enemy fighters. But I lost a further four A6M2 Zero fighters, plus their Pilots on the way home and landing.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 24
Buffalo I x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 3 destroyed
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Toboali at 50,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-162

Allied Ships
AG Ban Hong Liong, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


End.

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Mindanao.

The 56th division, minus the 146th infantry regiment which is at Davao, started itís landing at Cagayan last night. This division continued to land itís troops and equipment though-out the day, and will begin the assault on Cagayan tomorrow. There has been no interference from Timís air or surface forces so far, and I launched another JNAF suppression raid on the airfield at Cagayan.

Pre-Invasion action off Cagayan (79,89)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kinu
DD Yugao
xAK Nihonka Maru


Allied ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Amphibious Assault at Cagayan (79,89)

TF 123 troops unloading over beach at Cagayan, 79,89

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Afternoon Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 26



Allied aircraft
P-40B Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9


Sulu Sea.

Success again today for the my JNAF 1E strike aircraft operating out of Jolo, when morning air-search E13A1 Jakeís spotted an enemy task force containing the heavy cruiser Houston. This force was spotted in the Island channels between Palawan and Northern Borneo, and two torpedo armed strikes were dispatched during the day with some success. Then in the afternoon another strike was launched on an enemy transport, which had been spotted to the west of Jolo.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Balabac at 71,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Houston, Torpedo hits 2, on fire

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Balabac at 71,84

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford
DD Pope
DD Peary

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 72,90

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Ravnaas, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk



Luzon.

In the air over Luzon today, Tim attempted to disrupt my second-round of landings at Vigan with another low-level P-35A fighter bomber raid. But again my JAAF Ki-27b Nates fighters defending the beachhead at Vigan, drove off the attack.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 6



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed
P-35A: 1 destroyed by flak


Also today there was action in the air over Clark Field, when I launched another JAAF 4E suppression raid on the American airfield. Tim is still putting up fighters in defence of Clark Field, but the numbers are now appreciably dwindling.

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 49
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 17



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

No Allied losses


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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5


Submarines.

Sub attack near Ketapang at 55,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
xAKL Sagoland, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Ketapang at 55,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
xAKL Don Jose, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


End.

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December 21, 41.

Eastern Pacific.

A small naval infantry company landed on Nauru Island, and easily took the Island by overpowering the small Australian defending force. The Naval infantry unit that took Nauru will soon be relieved by army shipping and engineer companies. The relieving units will improve and service the small port on Nauru, that will be used to ship the resources produced on the Island back to the Home Islands.

Pre-Invasion action off Nauru Island (127,128)

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari
DD Hayate
DD Oite
PB Sento Maru
PB Koei Maru
xAK Kotobuki Maru #5

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


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

Ground combat at Nauru Island (127,128)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 394 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 14

Defending force 66 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Nauru Island !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy /1

Defending units:
Wren Det.


South Seas.

A detachment of JNAF medium bombers operating from Truk, attacked the airfield at Rabaul today in a long range, and low-level raid. This was basically a reconnaissance in-force raid to gage the air-strength of the defending Australian forces. The result was that no enemy aircraft were present at Rabaul, and only a very small ground force was detected.

Afternoon Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4


No Japanese losses


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8


Celebes and Moluccas.

Landing operations in the Celebes group of Islands began today at Sidate, with an unopposed landing by an independent naval infantry company, put ashore from old converted troop-carrying destroyers. This company will secure the small port tomorrow, in support of a larger force landing at the Dutch base at Manado tomorrow. Another naval landing force will also land at the Dutch outpost at Ternate in the Moluccas tomorrow.
Also for the first time today, Dutch medium bombers struck at my shipping in this area. When a detachment of their aircraft attack my naval force approaching Ternate. But no hits were scored by the enemy bombers, and the light carrier force will be in position to provide fighter cover tomorrow.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Morotai at 80,100

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
APD Hagi



Mindanao.

The big news today is that the main American base at Cagayan, fell to the 56th divisionís first assault today. It appears that my landing here came before Tim could concentrate his scattered forces on Island to defend Cagayan. Because I already control Davao in the south, this now gives me the two main American bases on Mindanao, and hopefully the bulk of his supplies.

Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10070 troops, 75 guns, 112 vehicles, Assault Value = 358

Defending force 2819 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Japanese adjusted assault: 68

Allied adjusted defense: 21

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cagayan !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 4 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
158 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
709 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Assaulting units:
56th Recon Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
17th Medium FA Rgt /3

Defending units:
3rd PA Constabulary Regiment
Del Monte AAF Base Force
Mindanao Force Corps
205th Base Sqdn


Sulu Sea.

An engagement last night in the northern exit of the Sulu sea, between Palawan and Northern Borneo. An American destroyer force, which I suspect had been the escorting the heavy cruiser Houston. Intercepted the Jolo landing force which is returning to Cam Ranh Bay, resulting in some damage to both sides.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Balabac at 70,83, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
DD Shikinami, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Ayanami
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 1
DD Yugiri
DMS W-13
DMS W-14
PB Aso Maru #3
PB Suyozai Maru
xAK Azumasan Maru
xAK Azuma Maru
xAK Katuragi Maru
xAK Arimasan Maru
xAK Seian Maru
xAK Tamashima Maru
xAK Maebasi Maru
xAK Yomei Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Malta Maru
xAK Sinkyo Maru
xAK Ryuun Maru
xAK Ryuzin Maru
xAK Yoneyama Maru

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford, Shell hits 2
DD Peary, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Pope, Shell hits 3


The postscript to this story is that because of the absence of Houston, I now believe that She has sunk. Then the American destroyers withdrawing west along the Sarawak Coast in daylight, were attacked by JNAF torpedo bombers operating long-range from Saigon, and one of their number sunk.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Serasan at 57,86

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford
DD Peary
DD Pope, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Malaya.

Only real action today in Malaya was in the air, when I had the JAAF put an offensive fighter sweep over Singapore again.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 39



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 4 destroyed


Submarines.

RO-63 and 68 were both tasked with laying mines of Port Moresby last night, and both performed this successfully. But RO-63 managed to sink an enemy transport off Milne bay on the way there, then RO-68 also attacked and sunk a cargo vessel off Port Moresby. Also to top the night off in this area, RO- 64 patrolling off the Deboyne Islands sunk another enemy transport.

Submarine attack near Milne Bay at 100,134

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63

Allied Ships
xAP Merkur, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


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

Submarine attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68

Allied Ships
xAKL James Cook, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Deboyne Islands at 103,134

Japanese Ships
SS RO-64

Allied Ships
xAP Morinda, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


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


End.

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December 22, 41.

Celebes and Moluccas.

Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) medium bombers operating from Ambon, attacked vessels of my naval landing force off Ternate again today. But today my light carrier force is now in position, to cover the landing operations in the Celebes and Moluccas areas. The attacking RNLAF aircraft were intercepted by A6M2 fighters from the light carriers, and either shot-down or driven off.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 destroyed


The landing operations commenced overnight at both Ternate in the Moluccas, and to the north at the forward Dutch base at Manado in the Celebes. Both these enemy bases will be assaulted tomorrow, when the combat elements have been fully landed.

The plan is to base a floatplane detachment on Ternate, for search and reconnaissance purposes. Manado is to be quickly built-up into a JNAF bomber/fighter field with an Air Flotilla HQ, for support of the upcoming Ambon operation.

Luzon.

In the air over Luzon today the only air action was over the landing operations at Aparri and Vigan, with Timís American fighter-bombers attempting to strike at my transport shipping again. But again my JAAF fighters protecting both beachheads, were successful in driving off the enemy attackers.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 3



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Aparri at 82,73

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 2



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



There was ground action at Bayombong on Luzon today, against an American/Filipino infantry battalion holding this town. But the enemy blocking force was easy ejected from the town causing heavy casualties, by the 48th divisionís reconnaissance regiment.

Ground combat at Bayombong (80,75)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 920 troops, 4 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Defending force 657 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bayombong !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), preparation(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

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


Allied ground losses:
267 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


South China Sea.

My naval landing force arrived off the small British port overnight, and began to unload elements of the 2nd division. This unloading of troops and equipment will continue all day, then the transports will retire north for the night. This is because of enemy naval activity in the area, and naval landing force will return tomorrow to continue unloading. Also the combat units will attack the British/Indian defenders tomorrow, in an attempt to take the port.

Now the big new of the day, with a heavy naval engagement with the Royal Navy off Kuching last night. This action took place when an enemy battle force attempted to attack my newly arrived transports off Kuching. My heavy covering force managed to intercept, and engage the enemy force before they sighted the troop transports.

In the heavy naval surface gunfight that followed I sadly lost the Battleship Matsu, to the very accurate British shooting. Also the heavy cruiser Atago which was heavily damaged in the battle, succumbed to flooding later in the day and sank. I think that I caused some damage to the British capital ships, and also sunk a light cruiser, along with two destroyers.

Also later in the night the remainder of my covering force sighted and sunk two small enemy transports off Kuching. Which makes me wonder if the Royal Navyís force off Kuching was covering an evacuation operation. As air-reconnaissance and search did not show the British force in the area yesterday, and my approaching landing force was only sighted yesterday.

With the possibly of the return of the British force tonight my remaining ships, which are remarkably undamaged will remain on station. I have also despatched to Kuching the two Fusoís along with their escorting ships, which were operating off Luzon. The seconding Kuching landing force, which contains the back-up forces will still leave Cam Ranh Bay tonight.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 58,88, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 3
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CA Takao
CA Atago, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 3
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 9, on fire
BC Repulse, Shell hits 5
CL Danae, Shell hits 1
CL Dragon
CL Durban, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Vampire, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Tenedos
DD Electra, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Express



Low visibility due to Rain with 14% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 14% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Atago at 2,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Atago at 2,000 yards
CL Durban sunk by CA Atago at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages CL Dragon at 2,000 yards
CL Dragon engages CL Jintsu at 2,000 yards
DD Express engages CL Jintsu at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages CL Jintsu at 2,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD Tenedos at 2,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD Vampire at 2,000 yards
DD Vampire sunk by DD Yudachi at 2,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Harusame at 2,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
BC Repulse engages BB Mutsu at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
CA Atago engages CL Danae at 2,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Express at 2,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages DD Inazuma at 2,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Electra at 2,000 yards
DD Electra sunk by DD Samidare at 2,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Express at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
BB Mutsu sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 3,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Express at 3,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Tenedos at 3,000 yards
DD Tenedos engages DD Hibiki at 3,000 yards
CA Atago engages BB Prince of Wales at 3,000 yards
CL Dragon engages BB Nagato at 3,000 yards
BB Nagato engages CL Danae at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Inazuma at 3,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Tenedos at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Yudachi at 3,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Murasame at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB Nagato engages BB Prince of Wales at 5,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Atago at 5,000 yards
CL Dragon engages BB Nagato at 5,000 yards
CL Danae engages BB Nagato at 5,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Express at 5,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Tenedos at 5,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Express at 5,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Express at 5,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Express at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 58,88, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
CL Jintsu
DD Murasame
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare
DD Akatsuki
DD Hibiki
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
xAP Ipoh, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Kedah, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Malaya.

I launched another JAAF medium bomber raid on the RAF station at Singapore today, in the campaign to suppress air-power in Malaya.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 51
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 24



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 damaged


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


Runway hits 7


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Jolo at 73,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
xAKL Princess of Negros, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Lingga at 51,87

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
xAKL Escalante, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Ketapang at 55,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
xAKL Dona Nati, Shell hits 12, on fire


End.


The very battered battleship Matsu slips under the waves.




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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 9/25/2011 1:06:31 AM   
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Wow. Allied DD's did their job and screened the capital ships, soaking up the torps. Unfortunately, the IJ DD's did not. 2 torp hits on capital ships ... Ouch.

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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 9/26/2011 7:00:13 AM   
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Hi there Pax...

Yes I was somewhat disappointed with the result of this engagement, as most of my destroyers still have torpedoes left after the fight. Also apart from Mutsu, and Atago none of my other combatants suffered a scratch. Must admin though, that the Prince Of Whales's shooting was very good, and She got a straddle on Mutsu with Her second salvo. But that's war for you, and it was a brave move by Tim, and it was his night.

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BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim89(A). - 9/27/2011 9:40:06 PM   
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December 23, 41.

Celebes and Moluccas.

The naval infantry unit that landed at Ternate in the Moluccas yesterday, assaulted and took the Dutch outpost today. There was no opposition, as Tim had evacuated the Dutch service unit before I arrived. But there was one damaged Dutch Dornier flying boat left behind, which makes me think Tim saw me coming, and pulled out the day before.

Ground combat at Ternate (78,102)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1813 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ternate !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 1 destroyed

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


Assaulting units:
16th Naval Guard Unit


The JNAF launched a long-range medium bomber raid on the Dutch defenders at Manado in the Celebes today. This Raid was launched from my JNAF airfield at Babeldaob, and was in support of the assault of my naval ground units at Manado.

The operation to take the forward Dutch base at Manado in the Celebes continued today on the ground, with the continued landing of troops and equipment. Then later in the day my naval infantry made the first assault on the airfield, which was just held off by the enemy. But I am confident that with the number of Dutch casualties today, that I will carry Manado tomorrow.

Afternoon Air attack on Manado Garrison Battalion, at 75,99 (Manado)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 27



No Japanese losses


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

Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3623 troops, 31 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 1666 troops, 18 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Japanese adjusted assault: 70

Allied adjusted defense: 29

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), morale(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

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


Allied ground losses:
278 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Assaulting units:
Kure 1st SNLF
15th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
1/12th Avn Sup Afd


Sulu Sea.

JNAF aircraft based on Jolo Island sighted, and attacked a small American convoy south of Puerto Princes today. The number of enemy shipping movements south though the Sulu Sea seems to have dropping off now, so I think that Tim maybe regarding this route as closed now.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Puerto Princesa at 75,84

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 12



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Anakan, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Paz, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Bisayas, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk


Luzon.

The 16th division began itís amphibious landing at Naga overnight, and will continue to land troops and equipment for the next two days. Then this division will advance north toward Manila, with I expect it to reach in five to six days. There is no sign of enemy naval activity in the Naga area yet, but I expect that Tim will attempt to interfere with this operation soon.

In the air over Luzon; In the Morning I had my JAAF medium bombers from Formosa raid the American airfield at Bataan. Then in the afternoon Tim attempted to raid my shipping off Vagan again with his fighter-bombers, but was driven off by my defending JAAF fighters.

Morning Air attack on Bataan , at 78,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 49
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vigan at 80,73

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 3



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed


South China Sea.

Overnight Dutch motor torpedo boats launched two strikes on my shipping off the landing beaches at Kuching. The first attack was not so serious as my close escorts managed to drive the attacking craft off. But the second attack managed to close with my transports, and do some significant damage to my landing force. So these attacks ended with the sinking of a minesweeper out-right, and heavy damage to two transports, that will probably end-up sinking them both.

Also the Large Transport Argentina Maru struck a rock off Kuching causing very heavy damage, and I expect that She will sink today also. This is the second large transport to hit rocks or reef's, while involved in landing operations, with the loss of a large transport in the Wake landings. So I am seriously thinking of relegating all my large transports to strategic troop lifts only.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 58,88, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Uranami
DMS W-1
DMS W-4, Shell hits 1
PB Eiko Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
xAK Sinsei Maru
AMC Saigon Maru
xAK India Maru
xAK Victoria Maru
xAK Kiyozumi Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
xAP Argentina Maru
xAP Baikal Maru

Allied Ships
TM-4
TM-5
TM-6
TM-7, Shell hits 1
TM-8
TM-9

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 58,88, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso
DD Shirakumo
DD Isonami
DD Uranami
DMS W-1
DMS W-4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PB Eiko Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
xAK Sinsei Maru
AMC Saigon Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK India Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAK Victoria Maru
xAK Kiyozumi Maru
xAK Nojima Maru
xAP Argentina Maru
xAP Baikal Maru

Allied Ships
TM-10
TM-11
TM-12, Shell hits 1
TM-13
TM-14
TM-15, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


xAP Argentina Maru hits underwater rocks while attempting to unload at Kuching

In the air a JNAF medium bomber group based at Saigon, launched a long-range raid on British troop position at Kuching. This raid was in support of the Planned ground assault at today, and all the JNAF aircraft return safely to their base.

Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 58,88 (Kuching)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 25



No Japanese losses


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


The good news from Kuching today, is that my ground assault there succeeded in taking the British base. The British force defending Kuching was forces to surrender, but surprisingly my attacking units suffered no casualties. Kuching will now be built-up into a JAAF medium bomber base, for the Support of operations in Western Borneo, Southern Sumatra, and Northern Java.

Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6938 troops, 40 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 231

Defending force 510 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 76

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 76 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: disruption(-)


Allied ground losses:
561 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
2nd Engineer Regiment
II./4th Infantry Battalion
2nd Recon Regiment
I./4th Infantry Battalion
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
Sarawak Force


Malaya.

My forces advancing south down the Malayan Peninsular took Taiping today, but there was no enemy opposition, as the British had already pulled out. This now isolates the enemy base at George Town, which will be assaulted by an infantry and engineer regiment, that are now advancing on the base.

There was no air-activity over Malaya today, as all my aircraft there were grounded by the weather. This is a bit of a hindrance, it will give Tim a chance to recover from my air-campaign over Singapore.

Submarines.


Submarine attack near Bandjermasin at 60,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-122

Allied Ships
TK Paula, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


End.

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RE: BIRD VERSUS PIKE (DaBigBabes). DivePac(J) vs vettim... - 10/2/2011 1:30:20 AM   
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December 24, 41.

South Seas.

I think that the cat might be out of the big when it comes to my Rabaul operation, as one of my D3AI Vals flying ASW patrol off 1KdB got a signing. With Mussau Island being off the tip of the Bismarck group, and the likelihood that the Allied submarine also signed my aircraft. It would be a foregone conclusion that Tim knows that he has a carrier force operating east of Rabaul. Never mind as the landing convoy is only two days out from Rabaul now, and his local air-search was bound to sight this convoy tomorrow anyway.

D3A1 Val sighting report: 1 Allied ship at 106,115 near Mussau Island, speed 20, Moving Southwest

Moluccas.

Australian medium bombers which are operating from Ambon I assume, lauched a raid on my shipping still unloading equipment and supplies at Ternate today. But A6M2 fighters from the light carriers of 2KdB that were providing air defence today, easily drove the enemy attackers off.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
APD Hagi
xAK Shinsei Maru



Celebes.

The Manado operation came to a successful conclusion today, when the Dutch base fell to a second day of infantry assault. This ground operation was also supported by a long-range JNAF medium bomber raid launched from Babeldaob, against enemy troop positions. Manado will now be built up as a JNAF medium bomber base with a JNAF air HQ, and will be used to support operations against Ambon and Kendari.

Afternoon Air attack on Manado Garrison Battalion, at 75,99 (Manado)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 2
G4M1 Betty x 27


No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 di[/code]sabled


NB; The F1M2 Pete float-planes are from a seaplane carrier, with is providing local air-search and fighter defence.

Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3638 troops, 31 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 118

Defending force 1374 troops, 17 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Japanese adjusted assault: 50

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Manado !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1387 casualties reported
Squads: 54 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 97 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
Kure 1st SNLF
15th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Manado Garrison Battalion
1/12th Avn Sup Afd



Luzon.

The only action in the Luzon area was over the Naga landings today, when Timís USAAF sent some fighter-bombers with a fighter escort to strike at my assault shipping. Some F1M2 Pete float-planes from the heavy cover battleships and cruisers were providing fighter cover, and managed to keep the enemy strike away from my shipping.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Naga at 81,81

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 3



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses


Malaya.

I launched another JAAF medium bomber raid from Alor Star on the RAF airfields on Singapore today, and again RAF fighters rose in defence. But my fighter escort was able to fright the raid thought to itís target with some losses in aircraft, but great damage was done to the enemy for that cost.

But a JNAF anti-shipping strike on Singapore Island today, was not so lucky when it arrived without an escort. The JNAF bombers were from Saigon, and were meant to be covering the Landings at Kuching. But Divepac command forgot that the range setting for the Sarawak Coast, also meant that the aircraft could reach Singapore.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 72
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 20



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed on ground
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed on ground


Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 11

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AMc Rahman
MMS-51


Also ground action in Malaya today, when units advancing down the jungle rail-road from Kota Bharu to Temuloh cleared a British delaying force, which had been opposing them.

round combat at 50,77 (near Temuloh)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7746 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 367

Defending force 574 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Japanese adjusted assault: 221

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 55 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units pursuing 1


Allied ground losses:
143 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
1st Hyderabad Battalion


Burma.

I had JNAF fighter unit conduct an offence fighter sweep against Pegu, and this was designed to draw-off some of the AVG fighter cover over Rangoon. The plan worked a treat, and the AVG lost 2 fighters for no loss to the JNAF in action or ops.

Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed


Morning Air attack on Pegu , at 55,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Madjene at 63,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-121

Allied Ships
xAKL Larut, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage


End.

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December 25, 41.

Eastern Pacific.

A naval infantry company landed and stormed the small atoll of Ocean Island west of the Gilbert Group today. The Island was defended by a small Australian force, which was destroyed in the operation.

Pre-Invasion action off Ocean Island (130,130)

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari
PB Sento Maru
PB Koei Maru
xAK Kotobuki Maru #5
DD Hayate


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

Ground combat at Ocean Island (130,130)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 386 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 14

Defending force 65 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 14

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ocean Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)


Allied ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy /1

Defending units:
Heron Det.


Celebes and Sulu Seas.

The B5N1 Kates based on Jolo Island launched two anti-shipping sorties today, against Allied shipping still fleeing South from Luzon. The first was in the morning, and was against American motor torpedo boats in the Tawi Tawi area. Then there was another strike in the afternoon against American gunboats off Cebu.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 70,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 12



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-35
PT-41
PT-32
PT-33

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dumaguete at 78,86

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 12



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PG Asheville, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PG Isabel, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PG Tulsa, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


Luzon.

Action in the air over Naga, when USAAF fighter-bombers tried to get at our assault shipping there again today. Also JAAF aircraft base at the captured airfield at San Fernando, raided enemy troop positions at Lingayen.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Naga at 81,81

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 3



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 1


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion, at 79,75 (Lingayen)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 8



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 6


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

No Allied losses


South China Sea.

Unfortunately overnight a Dutch submarine attacked and sunk the merchant cruiser Saigon Maru north of Kuching. This merchant cruiser had already been badly damaged by a torpedo from a Dutch motor torpedo boat the night before off Kuching.

Sub attack near Groot Natoena at 59,83

Japanese Ships
AMC Saigon Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DMS W-1

Allied Ships
SS KXV


RAF aircraft operating from Singapore sortied against my shipping unloading support units at Kuching today. Luckily no hits were scored by the enemy aircraft, and if they come again tomorrow they will find JAAF fighters.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
Hudson I x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Tatsuho Maru
xAK Neikai Maru


Malaya.

Only significant action in Malaya today, was a raid by JAAF medium bombers operating from Kota Bharu, on British troop positions at Temuloh. I am was a bit concerned that the fighter escort got lost, but luckily there were no RAF fighters present.

Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 50,78 (Temuloh)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 54



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
141 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Submarines.

Submarine attack near Singkawang at 56,87

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
xAKL Palawan, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

End.

The current situation in the Malaya, and South China Sea Area.




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December 26, 41.

Luzon.

Action over Naga again today, when Timís USAAF fighter-bombers attempted to attack my transport shipping unloading supplies. Despite being intercepting by patrolling float-planes from the covering forces, the enemy aircraft managed to make bombing runs on my two fast battleships that are present.

The JAAF launched a medium bomber raid from Formosa today, on the American airfields at Clark Field. This is part of the operation to suppress enemy air power over Luzon, and air reconnaissance is still showing there is still twenty-plus aircraft present at Clark Field. But the good news is that reconnaissance of all of the enemies Luzon airfields, is showing less that twenty American fighters still operating.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Naga at 81,81

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 3



Allied aircraft
P-35A x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 2 damaged
P-35A: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 48
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 23



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 9


South China Sea.

Aircraft operating from the force containing the light carrier Hosho, attacked and sunk a small enemy steamer off Miri this morning. The Hosho force has been operating off the Sarawak Coast, in support of Kuching operation for the last three days. But she has unable to launch Her aircraft unit today, because of the weather conditions.

The RAF launched two medium bomber sorties from Singapore again today, against my shipping off Kuching. But today the RAF medium bombers had to contend with JAAF fighters, now based at the captured airfield at Kuching. Also today there were JNAF fighters over Kuching, that were from the light carrier Hosho.

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
Hudson I x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 58,88

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed


Malaya.

The JAAF launched another heavy medium bomber raid from Alor Star, against the RAF air-station on Singapore today. This was part of the air operation to seize control over Malaya, and the number of enemy fighters present was down again since the last raid.

Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 68
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 16



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 10


Burma.

As the moonlight last night was 63%, I had the JAAF medium bomber group base at Bangkok, launch a night-time raid on the RAF air-station at Rangoon. With AVG aircraft base at Rangoon, I am unable to contest air-superiority over Rangoon, until I have modern JAAF fighters available here.

Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 2 damaged


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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4


End.

The situation on Luzon.

Note; The 48th division, and 65th brigade are advancing down the west coast toward Lingayen. The 21st division is advancing down the east coast toward Clark Field. With the 16th division is advancing up from the south at Naga toward Manila.




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