From: Konin, Poland, European Union
21 Oct 43
In few days allies will open north supply path to China. I have only one IR East of Lashio and that unit will retreat to Lashio in few days. Today that ubit was bombed from air.
Another important new is that Lashio was shock attacked today with good result. Burma map in next post.
Ground combat at Lashio (62,46)
Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 1982 troops, 6 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 540
Defending force 4271 troops, 72 guns, 34 vehicles, Assault Value = 105
Allied adjusted assault: 34
Japanese adjusted defense: 217
Allied assault odds: 1 to 6 (fort level 5)
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Allied ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
84th Indian Brigade
255th Armoured Brigade
75th Indian Brigade
26th Indian Brigade
86th Coast AA Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
26th Fld AA Gun Co
1st JNAF AF Unit
5 days ago my subs detect enemy Cargo TF sailing from East coast of OZ north toward Darwin. TF was moving steady 5 hex per day.
All calculation where telling me that today he will be in range for Bombers flying from Saumlaki. I adjusted search ranges to avoid detecting ships in Darwing hex. Action end with full success. Enemy cargo ships where transporting fuel. Tomorrow i will abandon Saumlaki as i expecting heavy sweeps and Ki-45 will have no chance against P-47, also base have no radar. Biggest gain for me is that Docup know that he can surprise me in that area and any enemy ship will be detected fast enough to give me time to react.
I have also secondary plan to stop that cargo TH i send some cruisers they where detected today and attacked from air byt lacky CAP manahe to disturb attackers and they all miss. In proces we shot down 9 enemy bombers.
Combat rapport is summary of multiple attacks.
Air attack on TF, near Wessel Islands at 83,122
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
B5N2 Kate x 20
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 50
Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 11 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed by flak
AM Heed, Bomb hits 5, on fire, and is sunk
xAK Starr King, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Nicholas J. Sinnott, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK John Hart, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Samuel Gompers, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Moses Rogers
xAK R. C. Brennan, Shell hits 2
xAK Philip Doddridge, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Margaret Fuller, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAK Owen Summers, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK William E. Channing, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Peter Donahue, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK John C. Calhoun, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK John Page, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK William B. Ogden, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
20 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
50 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
< Message edited by koniu -- 11/3/2013 3:31:48 PM >
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