3rd Aug 43
4 DDs came after my AMs, they didn't like what they found. CL SAG was waiting on them during the daylight hours. CR below. 2/3s of the Inf BDE is on land and half of the tank unit is also. Half of my ships have unloaded all their troops they will be withdrawn. The rest will stay another day. My SAG will withdraw also. PT TF will stand guard. Air bombing kills over 100 troops on Woodlark. Jap LCus did not fire back at my troops and only 7 guns fired at my ships. I expect a counterattack this next turn.
Day Time Surface Combat, near Woodlark Island at 104,133, Range 17,000 Yards
DD Shikinami, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
DD Ayanami, Shell hits 16, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Oboro, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Fumizuki, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Richmond, Shell hits 1
DD Farenholt, Shell hits 1
DD Anderson, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Mustin, Shell hits 2
DD Tucker, Shell hits 2
The rest of the map is fairly quiet.