From: Konin, Poland, European Union
1-2 June 43
We bomb enemy troops in two open hexes. First attack go smooth and bombers manage to disable at lest 40 vehicles from cavalry regiment. Second strike was disaster. By mistake bomber go at 2k. 36 Ki-49 shot-down by flak.
Central Burma is now fully eavacuated. All trops on defense positions. Look at map
Morning Air attack on 43rd Cavalry Regiment, at 58,45 , near Mandalay
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 69
No Japanese losses
Allied ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 40 (3 destroyed, 37 disabled)
and second attack
Morning Air attack on 17th Indian Division, at 56,47 , near Magwe
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 117
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 65 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 12 destroyed by flak
Allied ground losses:
397 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
BB eat two TT taking heavy damage. Ship is in bad condition. 24 sys/61 flood/21 eng. Ship is anchored at Rabaul right now i am sending 10 DD from Truk and i will try to escort BB to Japan. I think 6-8 months in dry dock if ship survive trip.
I have 12 DD, two ASW TFs in hex and i dont even get revenge on that sub.
Sub attack near Rabaul at 106,125
BB Mutsu, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
At lest Es in Feni Islands my me little happier
ASW attack near Feni Islands at 108,126
SS Scamp, hits 22, heavy damage
I send CA TF to engage ships in Funafuti. TF stop one hex from enemy ships. I think i was lucky. Enemy CVE TF sooted 4 hex south of Funafuti. Lucky no air strike. Next day cruiser sunk two cargo ships in night battle and on morning safely return toward Tabiteuea
Night Time Surface Combat, near Funafuti at 138,147, Range 5,000 Yards
xAK Beltana, Shell hits 29, and is sunk
xAK Dundula, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
Chinese troops bombard one of my LCU groups. 2000AV Chinese vs. 1300 Japanese AV. Do danger. probably only reckon.
"Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War"