22nd June 43
Bombed. Tojos sweep Changsha 4 Tojos go down for 1 Chinese P40E.
Recon by bombing. One of the Jap blocking units is just a Nav Guard unit. The bombings today killed 200 of them. I am sending in several units to evict it from the jungles above Taung Gyi. Koniu is also moving a unit from Taung Gyi to this hex. Who will get their first with the mostest? Koniu is also withdrawing more of his forces from northern Burma. Bombings will be shifted here for tomorrow. We bombard Ramree island nothing. But the bombings from air do kill some. I moved some fighters into Magwee. It had over 5k worth of supply with more coming. I want to stop the bombing of the refinery. I also want to start repairing it. So I will try and get and keep 11k of supply here.
Night Naval bombardment of Ramree Island at 54,48
CA New Orleans
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA New Orleans
CA New Orleans firing at 21st Division
CA Pensacola firing at 21st Division
Small LCUs take the islands. Trusty sinks a large xAP.
Wasn't a good idea to send my CL SAG after his. My CL SAG ran into his big SAG. My CL SAG does sink one of the damaged DDs from yesterdays battle.
Night Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 5,000 Yards
Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 2 destroyed
BB Nagato, Shell hits 5
BB Fuso, Shell hits 5
CA Mogami, Shell hits 2
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 1
CL St. Louis, Shell hits 2
CL Cleveland, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
DD Bache, Shell hits 1
DD Monssen, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
DD Barton, Shell hits 3, on fire
Day Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 15,000 Yards
BB Nagato, Shell hits 4
BB Fuso, Shell hits 3
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 4
CL St. Louis, Shell hits 16, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Bache, Shell hits 2
DD Eaton, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Grayson, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Barton, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
So we lose 2 CLs and 2 DDs for 1 DD. Not good. I knew I should of stayed home but I have to come out and fight sometime.
Woodlark has a nav Guard unit on it also. Buna has a garrison unit with an AF BF. Georges sweep an empty island off of MB and catch some leaky CAP. 18 P40Es who were suppose to be on LRCAP are shot down for 2 Georges.