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RE: Combat Report 12.10.41 - 11/3/2011 8:30:56 PM   
1EyedJacks


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mike Solli


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ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks
Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
ACM Colonel Harrison, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet *



Did they die of fright?

I'll bet that TF of yours is pretty much down to throwing empty bottles of sake at the Allied ships by now.


CT Grognard has it right that the ACM Harrison took a wacking earlier in the turn.

And yes - the crew have been reduced to spitballs. The problem right now is that there are only 17 straws within the entire TF...

<grin>

TTFN,

Mike

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RE: Combat Report 12.10.41 - 11/4/2011 12:22:39 PM   
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Here's a picture of what's going on around Rabaul.



TF18 saw a slight improvement in crew after sinking merchies running from Manila...

Crew of:
CA Haguro 67/68 - 68/68
CA Nachi 74/65 - 76/66
DD Kuroshio 69/69 - 70/69
DD Oyashio 72/66 - 75/66
DD Hatsukaze 72/69 - 73/69

None of the leaders saw an increase... Bummer.

TTFN,

Mike




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RE: Combat Report 12.11.41 - 11/5/2011 6:24:28 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 11, 41
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengselor at 69,95, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro, Shell hits 1
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 2
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
DD Peary, Shell hits 1
DD Pope, Shell hits 4, on fire
AVD Childs

Well at least this TF still has a few shells left to use in combat...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Musak, F.V. crosses the 'T'
DD Pope engages CA Haguro at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Pope at 6,000 yards
DD Peary engages CA Haguro at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD Childs at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Pope at 6,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Peary at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AVD Childs at 6,000 yards
DD Peary engages DD Oyashio at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Pope at 6,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Pope at 6,000 yards
DD Peary engages DD Hatsukaze at 6,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Oyashio at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
DD Peary engages DD Oyashio at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Peary at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Invasion Support action off Kavieng (106,122)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tateyama Maru



xAKL Tateyama Maru fired at enemy troops


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengselor at 70,94, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
AO Pecos, Shell hits 26, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 11,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
DD Hatsukaze launches Long Lance Torpedoes at AO Pecos at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AO Pecos at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AO Pecos at 7,000 yards
CA Haguro engages AO Pecos at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AO Pecos at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Haguro engages AO Pecos at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AO Pecos at 6,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AO Pecos at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Nachi engages AO Pecos at 5,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages AO Pecos at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages AO Pecos at 6,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages AO Pecos at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages AO Pecos at 5,000 yards
AO Pecos sunk by CA Haguro at 5,000 yards
AO Pecos sunk by CA Haguro at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 71,89, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CL Kuma
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Dona Nati
xAKL Palawan




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat <<== What's up with this? I definately rolled a bad set of dice on this encounter...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Submarine attack near Balabac at 71,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
xAK Fatshan, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


xAK Fatshan is sighted by SS I-123
SS I-123 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Fatshan




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Submarine attack near Kota Bharu at 54,75

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kashi Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXI



xAKL Kashi Maru is sighted by SS KXI
SS KXI launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Kashi Maru


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tawi Tawi at 70,91, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio, on fire
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Dona Nati, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
xAKL Palawan, Shell hits 11, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Kiyota, Takahiko* crosses the 'T'
CA Nachi engages xAKL Palawan at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Palawan at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Palawan at 10,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Palawan
CA Haguro engages xAKL Palawan at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Palawan at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Palawan at 9,000 yards
xAKL Palawan sunk by CA Haguro at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Dona Nati at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages xAKL Dona Nati at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Nachi engages xAKL Dona Nati at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages xAKL Dona Nati at 10,000 yards
xAKL Dona Nati sunk by DD Oyashio at 10,000 yards
xAKL Dona Nati sunk by DD Oyashio at 10,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Submarine attack near Kota Bharu at 54,75

Japanese Ships
xAK Chihaya Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS KXI

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

Bummer. 2PB in the TF and nothing - not even a few parting DC...

xAK Chihaya Maru is sighted by SS KXI
SS KXI attacking xAK Chihaya Maru on the surface


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Pre-Invasion action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru



PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Guam (106,95)

TF 20 troops unloading over beach at Guam, 106,95

Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



12 Aviation Support troops lost overboard during unload of 15th Base Force /1
12 Naval Support troops lost overboard during unload of 15th Base Force /1
12 Naval Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 15th Base Force /1
12 Engineers lost overboard during unload of 15th Base Force
12 Naval Support troops lost overboard during unload of 15th Base Force /4
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /4
12 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 144th Infantry Rgt /5


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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru



PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 fired at enemy troops


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Sub attack near Dadjangas at 78,94

Japanese Ships
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon



SS Sturgeon launches 2 torpedoes at DD Samidare
Sturgeon diving deep ....
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Samidare attacking submerged sub ....
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Samah at 72,64

Japanese Ships
xAK Uyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark



xAK Uyo Maru is sighted by SS Shark
SS Shark launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Uyo Maru


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TF 237 encounters mine field at Tarakan (67,91)

Allied Ships
xAK Yu Sang





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Day Time Surface Combat, near Gorontalo at 71,96, Range 25,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Haguro
CA Nachi
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
xAP Elcano, Shell hits 2, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 25,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages xAP Elcano at 18,000 yards
Kiyota, Takahiko* orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 17,000 yards
xAP Elcano sunk by DD Oyashio at 17,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Vigan at 80,73, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PC Kaki
PC Sumire
DMS W-20
PB Seikai Maru
PB Seki Maru #3
xAK Azumasan Maru
xAK Azuma Maru
xAK Katuragi Maru
xAK Arimasan Maru
xAK Imizu Maru
xAK Asahisan Maru
xAK Seian Maru
xAK Tamashima Maru
xAK Maebasi Maru
xAK Mito Maru
xAK Tarayasu Maru
xAK Okuyo Maru
xAK Seikai Maru
xAK Yomei Maru
xAK Keihuku Maru
xAK Tohuku Maru
xAK Hokumai Maru
xAK Hokutai Maru
xAK Hokutatsu Maru
xAK Izumo Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru
CM Shirataka
CM Aotaka

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


Chris & his damned PT boats... I set a group of Ida to Naval Attack @ 100ft and swapped a DD TF from ASW to SC and parked it in line from where they are coming (Bataan or Manila). Maybe I can give Chris a suprise...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 82,96, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Oboro
DD Uzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
xAKL Anakan, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
xAKL Bisayas, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAKL Corregidor, Shell hits 16, and is sunk

This is the TF that was guarding the Guam TFs. Good to see them make it to the party. Chris seems to think it bogus that my TF find & engage pretty much all of his TF that are headed to the Makassar Strait... I pointed out that my CA have FP but didn't mention anything about my Patrol Aircaft. What he doesn't know could hopefully hurt him - :-)

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 23,000 yards
CA Kako fires at xAKL Anakan at 23,000 yards
CA Kinugasa fires at xAKL Bisayas at 23,000 yards
CA Kinugasa fires at xAKL Anakan at 23,000 yards
CA Aoba fires at xAKL Anakan at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
CA Kako engages xAKL Anakan at 22,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages xAKL Bisayas at 22,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages xAKL Bisayas at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages xAKL Anakan at 19,000 yards
DD Oboro engages xAKL Anakan at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
xAKL Anakan sunk by CA Furutaka at 17,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages xAKL Bisayas at 17,000 yards
DD Oboro engages xAKL Bisayas at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CA Kako engages xAKL Corregidor at 14,000 yards
xAKL Bisayas sunk by CA Furutaka at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages xAKL Corregidor at 11,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages xAKL Corregidor at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Kako engages xAKL Corregidor at 8,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages xAKL Corregidor at 8,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages xAKL Corregidor at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages xAKL Corregidor at 9,000 yards
xAKL Corregidor sunk by CA Aoba at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Donggala at 67,98

Japanese Ships
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS O19



SS O19 is sighted by escort
O19 diving deep ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Aparri at 82,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Kuwayama Maru
xAK Shirogane Maru
xAK Maya Maru
xAK Okiyu Maru
PB Choun Maru #18 <<== This little bugger rocks!

Allied Ships
SS S-36, hits 5



SS S-36 is sighted by escort
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #18 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Choun Maru #18 is out of ASW ammo
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



No Japanese losses

I've changed my air attacks in the next turn. It doesn't look like there's much left @ Manila.

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 17
P-40B Warhawk x 29


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed <<== This sucked. I had an airgroup left on sweep and KB was pretty much at max range for the fighters to sweep PH...

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



CAP engaged:
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (1 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
15th PG/46th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
15th PG/47th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 17000.
Raid is overhead
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 45



No Japanese losses



Repair Shipyard hits 1
Port hits 7
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23
Ki-30 Ann x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 27
Ki-51 Sonia x 5



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged


Allied ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking 102nd RN Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Kowloon Brigade, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 7
Ki-30 Ann x 23
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...
Also attacking Hong Kong Fortress ...
Also attacking Kowloon Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Base Force, at 87,44 , near Chengchow

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-30 Ann x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong Fortress, at 77,61 (Hong Kong)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-36 Ida: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 26



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru



PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 21474 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 545

Defending force 6405 troops, 130 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 148

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 378

Allied adjusted defense: 233

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0) <<== Fudge.

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
236 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled


Allied ground losses:
492 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Assaulting units:
38th Division
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
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


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Ground combat at Brunei (65,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1165 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 474 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 17

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Brunei !!!

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


Allied ground losses:
143 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./124th Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Kavieng (106,122)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 450 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Defending force 133 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 11

Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0) <<== I figured more troops would have unloaded. I figured wrong.

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
2/1st Ind Coy


OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Dec 11, 41

SS I-9 reports having been sighted by the enemy at 180 , 106
Legaspi is occupied by the Japanese
Task Force 4 has merged with TF 83 at 64 , 72
Troops from 15th Base Force , 144th Infantry Rgt
lost to accident during amphibious unloading from TF 20
Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Pakhoi
G3M2 Nell sighting report: 8 Allied ships at 56,74 near Soc Trang, speed 20, Moving Northwest
E7K2 Alf sighting report: 10 Allied ships at 110,55 near Kanazawa, speed 19, Moving West
F1M2 Pete sighting report: 8 Allied ships at 115,62 near Chiba, speed 19, Moving Southwest
H6K4 Mavis reports shape below surface at 90, 97 near Babeldaob
C5M2 Babs reports oil slick at 55, 75 near Kota Bharu
G3M2 Nell reports submarine wake at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
F1M2 Pete reports conning tower at 55, 75 near Kota Bharu
E13A1 Jake reports possible submarine at 55, 75 near Kota Bharu
F1M2 Pete sighting report: 6 Allied ships at 84,64 near Takao, speed 17, Moving Southwest
F1M2 Pete reports radio transmissions at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
E13A1 Jake reports radio transmissions at 170, 109 near Johnston Island
E13A1 Jake reports radio transmissions at 60, 80 near Groot Natoena
E14Y1 Glen reports turbulence in water at 182, 106 near Pearl Harbor
Ki-46-II Dinah reports suspected submarine at 60, 80 near Groot Natoena
TF 1 snooped by Allied Float Plane at 171,109 near Niihau
TF 2 snooped by Allied Aircraft at 171,109 near Niihau
TF 5 sights Allied Recon at 54,90 near Pontianak
TF 105 detected by Allied Aircraft at 65,87 near Brunei
TF 18 detects Allied Aircraft at 71,95 near Gorontalo
TF 121 observes Allied Patrol at 64,86 near Miri
TF 85 sighted by Allied Aircraft at 51,75 near Kota Bharu
SS I-25 detected by Allied Dive Bomber at 180,106 near Pearl Harbor
TF 89 snooped by Allied Aircraft at 82,82 near Legaspi
PO2 Oda P. of Soryu-1 is credited with kill number 2
G4M1 Betty from Kanoya Ku K-1 Det is damaged on landing
G3M2 Nell from 1st Ku K-1 crashes on landing
G3M2 Nell from 1st Ku K-1 is damaged on landing
A6M2 Zero from 3rd Ku S-1 crashes on landing
F1M2 Pete from Sagara Maru-1 is damaged on landing
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 8th Sentai crashes on landing
Damaged Ki-48-Ib Lily from 8th Sentai is missing, pilot reported killed
Ki-30 Ann from 16th Sentai is written off
Ki-30 Ann from 16th Sentai crashes on landing
Ki-30 Ann from 16th Sentai crashes on landing
Ki-30 Ann from 16th Sentai crashes on landing
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 90th Sentai crashes on landing
Ki-46-II Dinah from 76th I.F.Chutai Det is damaged on landing
E7K2 Alf reports diving submarine at 103, 54 near Chinhae
E7K2 Alf reports oil slick at 105, 62 near Kochi
G3M2 Nell reports diving submarine at 60, 71 near Saigon
G3M2 Nell reports submarine at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 has spotted a TM-4 OJR class MTB at 78,75
a TM-4 OJR class MTB is reported HIT
F1M2 Pete sighting report: 8 Allied ships at 114,62 near Yokohama/Yokosuka, speed 10, Moving Northwest
H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 9 Allied ships at 83,103 near Waigeo, speed 16, Moving West
C5M2 Babs reports object under water at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
C5M2 Babs reports radio transmissions at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
E7K2 Alf sighting report: 7 Allied ships at 95,47 near Tsingtao, speed 18, Moving Southwest
E7K2 Alf reports object near surface at 83, 61 near Amoy
F1M2 Pete reports suspected submarine at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
F1M2 Pete reports submarine at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
F1M2 Pete reports suspected submarine at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
F1M2 Pete reports periscope at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
E13A1 Jake reports oil slick at 57, 75 near Soc Trang
E13A1 Jake reports submarine at 58, 74 near Soc Trang
TF 77 sighted by Allied Level Bomber at 183,108 near Lahaina
TF 6 detects Allied Float Plane at 81,95 near Talaud-eilanden
TF 12 observes Allied Recon at 75,94 near Jolo
TF 100 observes Allied Torpedo Bomber at 82,91 near Davao
H6K4 Mavis from Toko Ku T-1 at Babeldaob grounded due to maintenance
H6K4 Mavis from Toko Ku T-1 Det crashes on landing
Pilot killed in landing accident of D3A1 Val from Hiryu-2
Ki-15-II Babs from 83rd I.F.Chutai crashes on landing
25 x L3Y2 Tina transporting supplies to 20th Ind. Mtn Gun
9 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting supplies to 20th Ind. Mtn Gun
9 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to 20th Ind. Mtn Gun
TF 126 does not have enough fuel to complete mission
Japanese forces CAPTURE Brunei !!!
17th/B Division - some devices have been upgraded at Hangchow
Delayed planes for the aircraft pool:
7 (0) x A5M4 Claude, 5 (21) x B5N1 Kate, 1 (0) x F1M2 Pete
xAK Ishikari Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
Loss of xAK Chihaya Maru on Dec 11, 1941 is admitted
AO Pecos is reported to have been sunk near Tandjoengselor on Dec 11, 1941
xAP Elcano is reported to have been sunk near Gorontalo on Dec 11, 1941
xAK Fatshan is reported to have been sunk near Balabac on Dec 11, 1941
xAKL Anakan is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Dec 11, 1941
xAKL Bisayas is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Dec 11, 1941
xAKL Corregidor is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Dec 11, 1941
xAKL Dona Nati is reported to have been sunk near Tawi Tawi on Dec 11, 1941
xAKL Palawan is reported to have been sunk near Tawi Tawi on Dec 11, 1941


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TTFN,

Mike

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 12, 41
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Invasion Support action off Guam (106,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Sonan Maru #6
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shotoku Maru
PB Shoei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Kyo Maru #8
xAK Kuraido Maru


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


PB Shuko Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #6 fired at enemy troops
PB Sonan Maru #5 fired at enemy troops
PB Shotoku Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Shoei Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #10 fired at enemy troops
PB Kyo Maru #8 fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Davao at 81,94

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yamakaze
DD Shiokaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Umikaze

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon



SS Seadragon is sighted by escort
Seadragon diving deep ....
DD Shiokaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Umikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Umikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Umikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Umikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Umikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Umikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 75,96, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka, Shell hits 1
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
DD Pillsbury, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage


The Naka & crew were rolling along the path of enemy TFs that litter this area of the map. I don't think Chris has any naval search going on in this area... I do... His TFs are like an ant trail - easy to follow.

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 10,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CL Naka launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD Pillsbury at 10,000 yards
DD Samidare launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD Pillsbury at 10,000 yards
DD Yudachi launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD Pillsbury at 10,000 yards
DD Harusame launches Long Lance Torpedoes at DD Pillsbury at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Pillsbury at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Pillsbury at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Pillsbury at 3,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Yudachi at 3,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Pillsbury at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Pillsbury at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Pillsbury at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages CL Naka at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages CL Naka at 7,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Pillsbury at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Pillsbury at 8,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages CL Naka at 8,000 yards
DD Pillsbury engages DD Yudachi at 8,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Pillsbury at 8,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iwo-jima at 102,82, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Hirotama Maru
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
AV Langley, Shell hits 2

Chris had about 5 TFs running down the 82-row. The 2 PB were all I could thow up there. It was fun to get the intercept & I hope he's wondering how the heck I did it - lol.

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
PB Kohuku Maru engages AV Langley at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
PB Kohuku Maru engages AV Langley at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
PB Kohuku Maru engages AV Langley at 10,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,98, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
AO Trinity, Shell hits 33, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 11,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
DD Harusame fires at AO Trinity at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Harusame engages AO Trinity at 9,000 yards
DD Harusame engages AO Trinity at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages AO Trinity at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages AO Trinity at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Naka engages AO Trinity at 3,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages AO Trinity at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Naka engages AO Trinity at 4,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages AO Trinity at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Harusame engages AO Trinity at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Naka engages AO Trinity at 6,000 yards
DD Harusame engages AO Trinity at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages AO Trinity at 7,000 yards
DD Samidare engages AO Trinity at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages AO Trinity at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages AO Trinity at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,100, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
DD Pope, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

The Pope has been hammered in previous turns...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Nishimura, Teiji crosses the 'T'
CL Naka engages DD Pope at 11,000 yards
DD Pope engages DD Samidare at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
Musak, F.V. orders Allied TF to disengage
CL Naka engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Pope at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Pope at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Pope at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Pope at 10,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Pope at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Naka engages DD Pope at 12,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD Pope at 12,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Pope at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,100, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka, on fire
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
xAKL Cebu, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
xAKL Latouche, Shell hits 6, and is sunk




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 8,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CL Naka launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAKL Latouche at 8,000 yards
DD Harusame fires at xAKL Latouche at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Latouche at 7,000 yards
DD Samidare engages xAKL Latouche at 7,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages xAKL Latouche at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Samidare engages xAKL Cebu at 4,000 yards
xAKL Latouche sunk by DD Yudachi at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAKL Cebu at 2,000 yards
xAKL Cebu sunk by DD Samidare at 2,000 yards
xAKL Cebu sunk by DD Samidare at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Pre-Invasion action off Rabaul (106,125)

28 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CM Okinoshima
CM Tokiwa
PB Nagata Maru
xAK Kamikaze Maru

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



CM Okinoshima firing at Lark Battalion
CM Tokiwa firing at Lark Battalion
PB Nagata Maru fired at enemy troops
CM Tokiwa fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Rabaul (106,125)

TF 15 troops unloading over beach at Rabaul, 106,125





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Amphibious Assault at Shortlands (109,131)

TF 114 troops unloading over beach at Shortlands, 109,131





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Pre-Invasion action off Miri (64,87)

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Hayabusa
APD Hagi



TB Hayabusa fired at enemy troops
APD Hagi fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Miri (64,87)

TF 121 troops unloading over beach at Miri, 64,87





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Invasion Support action off Rabaul (106,125)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nagata Maru
xAK Kamikaze Maru



PB Nagata Maru fired at enemy troops


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Ternate at 77,102, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAKL Escalante, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Sarangami, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
xAKL Taurus, Shell hits 24, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 17,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
CL Nagara launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAKL Escalante at 17,000 yards
xAKL Escalante sunk by DD Kawakaze at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Taurus at 16,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Taurus at 16,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Taurus at 16,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Taurus at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Taurus at 12,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Taurus at 12,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Taurus at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Taurus
CL Nagara engages xAKL Taurus at 9,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Taurus at 9,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Taurus at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAKL Taurus
CL Nagara engages xAKL Taurus at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Taurus at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAKL Taurus at 8,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAKL Taurus at 8,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAKL Taurus at 8,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
xAKL Taurus sunk by DD Suzukaze at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAKL Sarangami at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
xAKL Sarangami sunk by CL Nagara at 10,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Gebe at 79,105, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
xAK Cape Fairweather, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Capillo, Shell hits 24, and is sunk


The sinking noise accompanied this so I think I nailed both xAK...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 17,000 yards
CL Naka fires at xAK Capillo at 17,000 yards
CL Naka fires at xAK Cape Fairweather at 17,000 yards
DD Yudachi fires at xAK Capillo at 17,000 yards
DD Harusame fires at xAK Capillo at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAK Capillo at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 15,000 yards
DD Harusame engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAK Capillo at 14,000 yards
DD Samidare engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 14,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages xAK Capillo at 14,000 yards
DD Harusame engages xAK Capillo at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAK Capillo at 13,000 yards
DD Samidare engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 13,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 13,000 yards
DD Harusame engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 13,000 yards
Nishimura, Teiji orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAK Capillo at 11,000 yards
DD Samidare engages xAK Capillo at 11,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages xAK Capillo at 11,000 yards
DD Harusame engages xAK Capillo at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
DD Samidare engages xAK Capillo at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages xAK Capillo at 15,000 yards
DD Harusame engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
CL Naka engages xAK Cape Fairweather at 20,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Submarine attack near Singkawang at 55,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
xAKL Compagnia Filipinas



xAKL Compagnia Filipinas is sighted by SS I-165
SS I-165 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Compagnia Filipinas


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ASW attack near Kota Bharu at 53,74

Japanese Ships
DD Isonami
DMS W-2
xAK Awajisan Maru
DD Shikinami
PB Tatsumiya Maru
SC Ch 9

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII



SS KXVIII is sighted by escort
KXVIII bottoming out ....
DD Shikinami fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 9 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tatsumiya Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Legaspi at 82,82, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CS Mizuho
CS Chitose
DMS W-7
DMS W-8
AMc Ataka Maru
AMc Kyo Maru #1
AMc Takasago Maru
PB Edo Maru
PB Myoken Maru
PB Saiko Maru
PB Gamitsu Maru #1
PB Nichi Maru #1
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Showa Maru #5
AO Hayamoto
TK Matsumoto Maru
xAK Myoko Maru
xAK Shinanogawa Maru
xAK Shinryu Maru
xAK Kanko Maru
xAK Yasukawa Maru
xAK Hasuna Maru
xAK Meigen Maru
xAK Yamafuku Maru
xAKL Kakyu Maru
xAP Haruna Maru

Allied Ships
AM Whippoorwill
AM Bittern
AM Lark



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway <<== Shucks!
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Submarine attack near Singkawang at 54,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
xAKL Compagnia Filipinas, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



xAKL Compagnia Filipinas is sighted by SS I-154
SS I-154 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Compagnia Filipinas


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Batjan at 76,104, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara, Shell hits 1
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
AVD Childs, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AVD Childs at 14,000 yards
Tyler C. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AVD Childs at 10,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages AVD Childs at 10,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages AVD Childs at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Nagara engages AVD Childs at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages AVD Childs at 8,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages AVD Childs at 8,000 yards
Tyler C. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 6,000 yards
AVD Childs sunk by CL Nagara at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Batjan at 76,104, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara, Shell hits 1
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
DD Peary, Shell hits 3, heavy fires


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Peary at 9,000 yards
DD Peary engages DD Yukikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Peary engages DD Kawakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Peary at 9,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Peary at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Peary at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Peary at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 13,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Peary at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 12,000 yards
DD Peary engages DD Suzukaze at 12,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Peary at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
Webster, V.W. orders Allied TF to disengage
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 14,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Peary at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Peary at 16,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Peary at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 18,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Peary at 18,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Peary at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
DD Peary engages DD Tokitsukaze at 19,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Peary at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Peary at 17,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Peary at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CL Nagara engages DD Peary at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Peary at 20,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 74,95, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Oboro
DD Uzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
xAK Hanyang, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 18,000 yards
CA Furutaka launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAK Hanyang at 18,000 yards
CA Kako engages xAK Hanyang at 18,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages xAK Hanyang at 18,000 yards
CA Aoba engages xAK Hanyang at 18,000 yards
DD Oboro engages xAK Hanyang at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
xAK Hanyang sunk by DD Oboro at 17,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet

Nobody at home here either... Chris must be doing a Sir Robin? Not exactly what I would have expected of him...

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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
G3M2 Nell x 35
G4M1 Betty x 45



No Japanese losses


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


Port hits 7
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 44



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Base Force, at 87,44 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iba at 78,75

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 1,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 4

These R flying Naval Attack @ 100ft... It'll take a while to build up skills.

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
PT-35



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Groot Natoena at 59,82

Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf



SS Seawolf launches 4 torpedoes at CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Rabaul (106,125)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nagata Maru
xAK Kamikaze Maru



PB Nagata Maru fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Jolo (74,90)

TF 120 troops unloading over beach at Jolo, 74,90

Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 15th Nav Gd /3
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 15th Nav Gd /3


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 21257 troops, 321 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value = 519

Defending force 6008 troops, 126 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 128

Japanese adjusted assault: 422

Allied adjusted defense: 137

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hong Kong !!! Cool - another Division for PH.
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
820 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5387 casualties reported
Squads: 193 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 432 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 146 (146 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 114 (114 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 6


Assaulting units:
66th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
5th RF Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
3rd 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


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Ground combat at Kavieng (106,122)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 450 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kavieng !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
I/66th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1311 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Defending force 1620 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61



Assaulting units:
Lark Battalion
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
51st Nav Gd /1

I think I need to run in additional LCU...


Summary:
Merchies from Manila are drying up - salmon season is close to being over.

The push in Malaya is starting in earnest

I've got a storm gathering in the Marshal Islands.

Aircraft production seems to be set and factories are producing well.

Getting my HQ units where I want plus Aviation Support is a chore... Things are in process but the clock is ticking. If Chris is really doing a Sir Robin then I think I need to cut deeper and faster.


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RE: Combat Report 12.12.41 - 11/6/2011 10:28:36 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: 1EyedJacks


Getting my HQ units where I want plus Aviation Support is a chore... Things are in process but the clock is ticking. If Chris is really doing a Sir Robin then I think I need to cut deeper and faster.

Agreed, if he is. My thought is that he is too good to do that. I'd be watching out for a "Fortress Palembang" type op somewhere else. Keep your recon and pickets moving outward fast and see if you can pick up any activity at the edges. But, yes, you have to keep up the expansion pace until you find out where he has drawn the line. I don't think there is any other real option for the IJ player.

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RE: Combat Report 12.12.41 - 11/6/2011 12:42:04 PM   
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Look at the base to the SW of Manila. I often send air groups there to recover morale and get damaged airframes repaired since it is on a rail line. Japanese players go after the big three bases (Manila, Clark, and Bataan) and don't look there (don't have game open to give you actual base).

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RE: Combat Report 12.12.41 - 11/6/2011 1:00:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ny59giants

Look at the base to the SW of Manila. I often send air groups there to recover morale and get damaged airframes repaired since it is on a rail line. Japanese players go after the big three bases (Manila, Clark, and Bataan) and don't look there (don't have game open to give you actual base).


Batangas? Heck - I'll recon aaaaaaaawll of dem bases! lol. Well the PI is not the only place Chris is pulling back - he seems to bedrawing his Chinese troops back also.

I've got Mavis flying from Kotas Bharu to scope out Palembang. My hope is to get my 3 para-units to Kuching or Sinkawang and drop in on Palembang. I was hoping for speed on this operation but I don'tthink I'll achieve the time frame I was hoping for. I want to capture the NW tip of Borneo and shut down Singapore Air Ops B4 I try pushing an Amphibious invasion through to capture Palembang base.

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Suzume Bachi P004 - 11/6/2011 2:12:29 PM   
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TB Hato
Crew Exp – Day/Night 53/53
CDR Tokunaga, K – Ldr/Insp 55/60

12.13.41
TF Suzume Bachi was about 850 miles east of Legaspi and making good speed for their jump-off point into battle against the British and American forces, the Isle of Babeldaob. Orders were to refuel and then proceed east into the Celebes Sea to engage targets of opportunity.

Commander Keto Tokunaga of the Torpedo Boat Hato tried to keep a stoic face but he was young for his rank and probably just as excited as any of the rest of his crew to have such an opportunity to face the enemy. The Hato was 960 tons of lean, mean, fighting machine, with a complement of 129 ratings and officers. Twin shafts pushed by Kampon water tube boilers and impulse turbines pushed the smaller ship along at an impressive 30 knots. Armed with three torpedo mounts of three tubes each, three 12cm/45 guns, and a pair of Depth Charge Launchers, the nimble Hato was the ultimate wasp in the small swarm of this task force.

There was something about smaller warships that brought forth a bit of a strut in a keel-member’s walk. No one wanted to be on the receiving end of anything greater than a 20mm shell but at the same time, the Hato had some teeth! They were kind of like an egg shell armed with a sledge hammer, thought Commander Tokunaga to himself as he allowed the Hato to slowly fall back along the port flank of the Mayo and the two Torpedo Cruisers that trailed behind.

Keto paused for a moment and looked again at the flank of one of those Torpedo Cruisers. Both the Oi & the Katakami sported five 4-tube mounts along each side and each ship could launch a single broadside of twenty torpedoes! In his mind’s eye Keto could picture the Suzume Bachi launching their Long Lance torpedoes on an unsuspecting group of enemy warships on a moonless night. They would be like assassins – striking from the depths of darkness at the heart of their prey! Childhood stories flitted at the back of his mind and he almost grinned to himself.

Crewmembers bristled the superstructure looking for enemy periscopes or the large lumbering American search planes they called PBYs. The war was only six days old and everyone wanted to be a part of it.

The sky was blue with a mottle of clouds, and there was a slight breeze from the east. Having slid far back past the last of the Torpedo Cruisers, the mighty Hato surged forth again towards the front of the task force while performing their mission of patrolling one flank of their task force.

Keto could hardly wait for some real action.


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RE: Suzume Bachi P004 - 11/6/2011 2:31:04 PM   
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Are you seriously considering trying for PH? Someone tried doing that in an early AE game (I forget who), but despite having a huge advantage in troops he was getting horrible adjusted AVs when attacking......don't know if it will be possible against a veteran like CT. Good luck anyway, should be an entertaining read!

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RE: Suzume Bachi P004 - 11/9/2011 2:17:44 AM   
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Are you seriously considering trying for PH? Someone tried doing that in an early AE game (I forget who), but despite having a huge advantage in troops he was getting horrible adjusted AVs when attacking......don't know if it will be possible against a veteran like CT. Good luck anyway, should be an entertaining read!


No - I'm not interested in trying for PH. Instead I'm gunna take PH -

I think Chris secretly wants someone to rattle his cage. It'll be good for him. Heck - it'll be good for me!


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RE: Combat Report 12.13.41 - 11/9/2011 2:38:40 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 13, 41
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Invasion Support action off Rabaul (106,125)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nagata Maru
xAK Kamikaze Maru

PB Nagata Maru fired at enemy troops

Well after this turn I've realized I've come to the party with too few coins in my pocket. I've got a CVL flying about just to keep Chris's head down While I pull another 60+ AV from Truk. Force Z is on the south side of Borneo so...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iwo-jima at 104,82, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Hirotama Maru
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
TK Mindanao

It's so cool to get these types of intercepts on Chris. ICUuuuuuu!!!

Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 28% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Range increases to 3,000 yards
PB Kohuku Maru engages TK Mindanao at 3,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 180,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-172

Allied Ships
AM Vireo



SS I-172 is sighted by escort
I-172 diving deep ....
AM Vireo fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Vireo fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Vireo fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Vireo fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Vireo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tandjoengselor at 70,95, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage <<== Sinks this turn.
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 1
CA Furutaka, Shell hits 1
CA Kako
DD Oboro, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Uzuki
DD Kikuzuki, Shell hits 2
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 1
BC Repulse, Shell hits 6
CL Danae, Shell hits 1
CL Dragon, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Durban, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Vampire, Shell hits 3
DD Vendetta
DD Tenedos
DD Electra
DD Express

Timing hurt me here. And I went to the well one time too many. I've got a BB TF coming hard on the heels but I didn't pay attention to the routing. The BBs took a long way around and I should have sent them orders to use direct routing. Still, I think I hurt the Repulse enough to cause Force Z to drag & I don't think Chris will break up Force Z and leave the BC to fend for herself... It was fun to watch the movie tho! Everytime I scored a hit from my might cruisers I was hooting & hollering. My wife came into my man-cave just to give me the have-you-lost-your-freaking-mind look... :-)

Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 28% moonlight: 6,000 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: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
CA Kako engages CL Durban at 6,000 yards
CA Aoba engages BC Repulse at 6,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CL Durban at 6,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Dragon at 6,000 yards
CA Kako engages CL Danae at 6,000 yards
CL Durban engages DD Kikuzuki at 6,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Electra at 6,000 yards
DD Oboro engages BC Repulse at 6,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Vampire at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Aoba engages BB Prince of Wales at 5,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Danae at 5,000 yards
CL Durban sunk by CA Kinugasa at 5,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Dragon at 5,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Danae at 5,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Express at 5,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Electra at 5,000 yards
DD Oboro sunk by DD Tenedos at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Aoba engages BB Prince of Wales at 2,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages BC Repulse at 2,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Dragon at 2,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Kinugasa at 2,000 yards
DD Express engages DD Kikuzuki at 2,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Electra at 2,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Uzuki at 2,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Vampire at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Kako at 7,000 yards
CA Kako engages BC Repulse at 7,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Dragon at 7,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CL Danae at 7,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Express at 7,000 yards
DD Electra engages DD Kikuzuki at 7,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Tenedos at 7,000 yards
DD Vendetta engages DD Kikuzuki at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Kako at 9,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Dragon at 9,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CL Dragon at 9,000 yards
CA Aoba engages CL Danae at 9,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Express at 9,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Kikuzuki at 9,000 yards
DD Uzuki engages DD Express at 9,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Vendetta at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Kako engages CL Danae at 11,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Kako at 11,000 yards
CA Furutaka engages CL Dragon at 11,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Aoba at 11,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Express at 11,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Electra at 11,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Tenedos at 11,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Vampire at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Kako engages BB Prince of Wales at 13,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Furutaka at 13,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages CL Dragon at 13,000 yards
CL Danae engages CA Aoba at 13,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Vampire at 13,000 yards
DD Vampire engages DD Kikuzuki at 13,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Tenedos at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Invasion Support action off Rabaul (106,125)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Nagata Maru
xAK Kamikaze Maru



PB Nagata Maru fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Billiton at 52,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-155, hits 2

Allied Ships
PG Isabel



SS I-155 is sighted by escort
PG Isabel fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Isabel fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Isabel attacking submerged sub ....
PG Isabel cannot reach attack position over SS I-155
PG Isabel cannot establish contact with SS I-155
PG Isabel cannot establish contact with SS I-155
PG Isabel fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Isabel fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Boela at 81,109, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Nagara
DD Yukikaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
xAK Tantalus, Shell hits 45, and is sunk



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Naoi, Toshio crosses the 'T'
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAK Tantalus at 17,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAK Tantalus at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Tantalus at 15,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages xAK Tantalus at 15,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAK Tantalus at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Tantalus at 12,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAK Tantalus at 12,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAK Tantalus at 12,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAK Tantalus at 12,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAK Tantalus at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Tantalus at 10,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Tantalus at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Tantalus at 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages xAK Tantalus at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Tantalus at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Nagara engages xAK Tantalus at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Tantalus at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages xAK Tantalus at 8,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Submarine attack near Billiton at 52,92

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Tung, Shell hits 2, heavy fires

The I-155 kick's some butt - don't he? Took a light spanking from the Isabel but that don't stop this skipper.
SS I-155 is sighted by xAKL Dai Tung
SS I-155 attacking on the surface
Fujimatsu W. decides to submerge SS I-155 due to damage


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ASW attack near Sangi at 78,96

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
DD Uzuki

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon



SS Sturgeon launches 4 torpedoes at CA Furutaka
Sturgeon diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


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ASW attack near Talaud-eilanden at 80,96

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack



SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hatsukaze
Skipjack diving deep ....
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16



No Japanese losses

Nothing @ Singapore either... Fortress Palembang? No! Not Chris!!! ROFL.

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 35
G4M1 Betty x 45



No Japanese losses

Yup - I hit this agan. Knocking down supplies so I can cut down on the siege time.

Repair Shipyard hits 4
Port hits 9
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Lark Battalion, at 106,125 (Rabaul)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 7
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd/12th PA Inf Battalion, at 80,76 (Cabanatuan)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged


Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Base Force, at 87,44 , near Chengchow

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
D3A1 Val x 11



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Peary, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk <<== Mini-KB gets some more EXP


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Peary


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Afternoon Air attack on 86th Chinese Corps, at 85,56 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 20



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20



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



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd ISF Base Force, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 8th Chinese Corps, at 81,50 (Changteh)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 10th Group Army, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7991 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 164

Defending force 898 troops, 0 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Japanese adjusted assault: 71

Allied adjusted defense: 11

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Guam !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
568 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 35 (35 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
144th Infantry Regiment
15th Base Force

Defending units:
Guam USN Base Force


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Ground combat at Victoria Point (51,66)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1206 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 102 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 41

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 41 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Victoria Point !!!

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


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


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
I./143rd Infantry Battalion

Defending units:
108th/2 Base Force


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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1620 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 1311 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 51

Japanese adjusted assault: 10

Allied adjusted defense: 183

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 18 (fort level 1) Wierd tho - not to much dmg to my LCU and the disruption is not bad at all...

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

Japanese ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Lark Battalion
Rabaul Det. Base Force


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Ground combat at Miri (64,87)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2018 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 66

Defending force 480 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 14

Allied adjusted defense: 5

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Miri !!!

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

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:
174 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
16th Naval Guard Unit
6th JNAF Coy

Defending units:
107th RN Base Force
100th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Jolo (74,90)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1598 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Jolo !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
15th Naval Guard Unit
8th JNAF Coy


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Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1288 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 1589 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 58



Assaulting units:
Lark Battalion
Rabaul Det. Base Force

Defending units:
51st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Shortlands (109,131)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 195 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 8

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Shortlands !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
II/66th Nav Gd /2




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 14, 41
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Submarine attack near Billiton at 52,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
xAK Si Kiang, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



xAK Si Kiang is sighted by SS I-155
SS I-155 launches 2 torpedoes <<== running low on fish

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Submarine attack near Madjene at 64,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
xAKL Fortuna, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


xAKL Fortuna is sighted by SS I-158
SS I-158 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Fortuna


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ASW attack near Soc Trang at 59,74

Japanese Ships
E Shimushu

Allied Ships
SS KXIII <<== Attacking DD/E is a waste of fish for both sides...


SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes at E Shimushu
KXIII bottoming out ....
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Shimushu attacking submerged sub ....
E Shimushu is out of ASW ammo
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Shimushu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Soc Trang at 60,74

Japanese Ships
TB Kari
PB Tokotsu Maru

Allied Ships
SS O16



SS O16 is sighted by escort
O16 bottoming out ....
TB Kari fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Balikpapan at 65,100

Japanese Ships
SS I-158, hits 3

Allied Ships
DD Vampire
BB Prince of Wales
BC Repulse
CL Dragon
CL Danae
DD Tenedos
DD Vendetta
DD Express
DD Electra



SS I-158 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Vampire
DD Express attacking submerged sub ....
DD Express cannot establish contact with SS I-158
DD Electra fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Express fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Express attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-158 eludes ASW attack from DD Express
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Oosthaven at 49,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
xAKL Dai Tung, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


xAKL Dai Tung is sighted by SS I-157
SS I-157 launches 2 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Saigon at 60,73

Allied Ships
SS KX



SS KX is sighted by escort
KX bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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ASW attack near Singkawang at 55,86

Japanese Ships
DD Maikaze
CA Suzuya
DD Nowaki
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi

Allied Ships
SS O20



SS O20 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Maikaze
O20 bottoming out ....
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Soc Trang at 57,74

Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki
DD Usugumo
AK Kyushu Maru
xAK Nako Maru
xAK Kashii Maru
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise, hits 2 <<== Maybe scratched paint...


SS Porpoise launches 2 torpedoes at DD Fubuki
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Lahaina at 199,95 <<== ICUuuuuuu - subs w/recon aircraft - gotta luv it!

Japanese Ships
SS I-9, hits 2

Allied Ships
xAK Liberty, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


xAK Liberty is sighted by SS I-9
SS I-9 attacking on the surface


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 71,94

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 7 <<== Betties from Jolo!


No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Don Jose



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G3M2 Nell x 35
G4M1 Betty x 30



No Japanese losses



Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 81 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Lark Battalion, at 106,125 (Rabaul)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 7
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 51st PA Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-30 Ann x 20



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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 9
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 54,60 (Tavoy)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd ISF Base Force, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-51 Sonia x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 44th Chinese Corps, at 81,50 (Changteh)

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 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4047 troops, 40 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 47

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 47 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kweiteh !!! <<== A walk-thru tho - no defenders.

Combat modifiers
Attacker: op mode(-)



Assaulting units:
32nd/A Division
32nd/B Division




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RE: Combat Report 12.14.41 - 11/9/2011 2:59:55 AM   
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How do the oil fields at Miri look?

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RE: Combat Report 12.14.41 - 11/9/2011 7:06:57 PM   
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How do the oil fields at Miri look?



Hi Mike - 149/151 is what I'm remembering...

two of my 3 divisions are now en route to Kwajalein (I'm clearing mines @ Hong Kong so I can get out the third Div). Many ENG units plus air support are headed to the Marshall's too.

Bettys - need more Bettys!!! Plus another HQ with torpedo supplies.

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RE: Combat Report 12.14.41 - 11/9/2011 7:48:48 PM   
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That's great with Miri! Only 1 oil damaged!

I recommend the 21 Air Flotilla. It has assigned the following:

9 A5M4 (+3 spares - I recommend upgrading them)
27 G4M1 (+9 spares)
45 G3M2 (+3 spares)
21 H6K4 (+1 spare)


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That's great with Miri! Only 1 oil damaged!

I recommend the 21 Air Flotilla. It has assigned the following:

9 A5M4 (+3 spares - I recommend upgrading them)
27 G4M1 (+9 spares)
45 G3M2 (+3 spares)
21 H6K4 (+1 spare)



Current info on the 21st...






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RE: Combat Report 12.14.41 - 11/10/2011 3:12:48 PM   
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Yup, that's them. The Kawai Det has already been withdrawn? I remember that they withdraw early, but couldn't remember when. That seems odd.

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RE: Suzume Bachi P005 - 11/10/2011 3:43:06 PM   
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TB Hato
Location: Babeldaob Island, SE of Mindanao
Crew Exp – Day/Night 53/54 (+1 Night since last entry of 12.13.41)
CDR Tokunaga, K – Ldr/Insp 55/60

Commander Keto stared at aft end of the CL Naka. It was a smoking wreck. It looked like a bomb had gone off and Keto tried to imagine what it must have been like while crew members were battling a blaze while engaged in battle. The aft end of the Naka bustled with work crews cleaning and trying to make temporary repairs. Part of a crumpled wing from what had been an Alf search plane was being manhandled by five or six men with shirts stripped off and brown backs glistening in the sunlight from their sweat.

The CL Naka along with the DDs Harusame, Yudachi, and the Samidare, had come across the Clemson class DD Pillsbury during the night of December 12th near Mendano while hunting for fleeing merchant ships out of the Philippines. A furious battle had ensued with the range closing at one point to almost 3,000 meters! In the light of the American destroyer’s battle damage her hull number, DD-227 could clearly be seen by the spotters of the Naka’s task force. During the battle the Naka had been the only Japanese ship to take a hit, and initially the damage had appeared to be light.

The hunting had been most excellent for the Naka's TF. Later that night the Naka’s task force had taken out the AO Trinity, and then around 0200 they had run into another allied destroyer tentatively identified as the Pope. During the chase the allied destroyer had lead the Naka directly to a pair of fleeing merchant ships that had been identified as the Cebu & the Letouche. The Pope had escaped and the Naka’s task force was sinking the two merchant ships when a great explosive fire had erupted on the aft end of the Naka. At first her crew had thought they’d been fired upon by some unseen enemy warship. The search plane was scattered all over the aft end of the Naka and fires were spread over most of the Naka’s tail. Fire crews had responded rapidly but confusion from the mighty explosion that had taken place had stirred up the whole task force as lookouts on the Naka and her destroyer complement searched the waters away from the sinking merchant ships while the whole task force immediately went to full speed to break away from the still flaming merchant ships in an attempt to reduce their silhouettes from the supposed enemy attack.

Later on, after the Naka’s task force had concluded they were not engaged with enemy ships and the fires aboard the Naka had been contained, Captain Tawara had performed an investigation of the fire. Apparently the Alf float plane had been damaged during the fight with the Pillsbury, and her once full fuel tank had started to leak onto the deck. There was probably a small fire smoldering within the Alf itself as it had literally exploded, sending flaming pieces of the search plane over the tail of the Naka. With fuel from the Alf already on the aft deck of the Naka the fire had erupted Instantaneously into a huge blaze that at one point had nearly engulfed the Naka’s entire tail.

Commander Keto could only shake his head in empathy at the fire damage to the Naka, and he could not help but think what would happen to one of the torpedo cruisers in the Hato’s task force if they experienced a similar fire near their torpedo turrets. There were forty torpedoes sitting on their decks… It might be wise not to be too close to the Oi or the Kitakama should they have an opportunity to engage the enemy.


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I've got the 56th Rgt. marching from Kota Bharu to Kuantan. They are at 28 Fatigue and MOV seems to be slow. Supplies are about x2 needed for this unit.

Does anyone ever rest their troops while not in a base to reduce fatigue? If so - how fast does the fatigue drop from a day of rest?

They are marching in jungle on a secondary road but they don't seem to be putting in much more then 7-10 miles per day...

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RE: Fatigue Question - 11/10/2011 8:44:26 PM   
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I've got the 56th Rgt. marching from Kota Bharu to Kuantan. They are at 28 Fatigue and MOV seems to be slow. Supplies are about x2 needed for this unit.

Does anyone ever rest their troops while not in a base to reduce fatigue? If so - how fast does the fatigue drop from a day of rest?

They are marching in jungle on a secondary road but they don't seem to be putting in much more then 7-10 miles per day...

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Never rested in open. 7-10 on 2nd road in jungle, depending upon the devices in the unit, that can be correct.

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RE: Suzume Bachi P006 - 11/11/2011 2:11:27 AM   
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12.17.41
TF87(CA Maya#, CLs Kitakami, Oi, DDs Hatsukaze, Tokitsukaze, Yugure, Ariake, TB Hato) Suzume Bachi

Orders: Patrol waters around Ternate, Manaco, & the Ceram Sea seeking targets of opportunity.

CPT Nabeshima, Shunsaku Leadership/Inspiration 64/62
Crew Experience Day/Night 67/65

0430
Captain Nabeshima Shunsaku glanced at the moonless, dark, velvety skies that provided an inspiring backdrop to the thousands of twinkling stars the winked in the sky. As his hands warmed to the small white porcelain tea cup with cherry blossoms painted along the sides, Nabeshima paused to ask the gods for good hunting in the waters they were assigned to patrol.

Task force Suzume Bachi had picked up another pair of destroyers – the Hatsukaze and the Tokitsukaze - when they arrived at Babeldaob, and now the task force number eight warships. The Maya was the only ship in the task force with search aircraft, and the Maya had a pair of the F1M2 bi-planes that flew anti-sub searches plus a single Aichi E13A1 with a much greater fuel range then that of the bi-planes. Nabeshima used the E13 for long-ranged searches of naval targets. In the past he hadn’t really had an opportunity to use the floatplanes due to peace-time restrictions, but those restrictions were now out the window.

Over the last week the radio had been in constant chatter (albeit encrypted chatter) as Nippon’s navy set out to strike down their enemy counterparts. The men of task force Suzume Bachi were anxious to do their part in the war and now they were getting their chance. The first real war patrol! To fire their guns at the enemy! To throw off the yoke of condensating political clap-trap that the European countries, Great Britain, and the United States of America had used to try and grab control of territories now called the Dutch-East-Indies. No, it was time for Nippon to take what was rightfully theirs. It was a time of war.



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 41
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Submarine attack near Samah at 70,64

Japanese Ships
xAK Uyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Shark



xAK Uyo Maru is sighted by SS Shark
SS Shark launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Uyo Maru


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ASW attack near Takao at 84,66

Japanese Ships
DMS W-15
SC Ch 3
xAK Keiyo Maru
PB Taiko Maru
PB Kamitsu Maru
SC Ch 15
SC Ch 14

Allied Ships
SS S-40



SS S-40 launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-15
S-40 diving deep ....
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 15 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 14 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kamitsu Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kamitsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Groot Natoena at 58,83

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CL Jintsu
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf



SS Seawolf is sighted by escort
DD Hibiki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iwo-jima at 101,82, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Hirotama Maru
PB Kohuku Maru

Allied Ships
AM Whippoorwill, Shell hits 1
AM Bittern, Shell hits 1
AM Lark



Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 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
PB Hirotama Maru engages AM Bittern at 2,000 yards
PB Hirotama Maru engages AM Lark at 2,000 yards
PB Hirotama Maru engages AM Bittern at 2,000 yards
PB Hirotama Maru engages AM Whippoorwill at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iwo-jima at 102,82, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Hirotama Maru, Shell hits 5
PB Kohuku Maru, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
AM Whippoorwill, Shell hits 1, on fire
AM Bittern
AM Lark

I guess the trick is to only use PB @ night...

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 16,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
PB Kohuku Maru engages AM Lark at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
AM Lark engages PB Kohuku Maru at 14,000 yards
AM Bittern engages PB Kohuku Maru at 14,000 yards
AM Whippoorwill engages PB Kohuku Maru at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
PB Kohuku Maru engages AM Lark at 12,000 yards
PB Hirotama Maru engages AM Whippoorwill at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
PB Hirotama Maru engages AM Lark at 8,000 yards
AM Bittern engages PB Hirotama Maru at 8,000 yards
PB Hirotama Maru engages AM Whippoorwill at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
PB Kohuku Maru engages AM Lark at 11,000 yards
AM Bittern engages PB Hirotama Maru at 11,000 yards
PB Hirotama Maru engages AM Whippoorwill at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
AM Lark engages PB Kohuku Maru at 14,000 yards
AM Lark engages PB Hirotama Maru at 14,000 yards
AM Whippoorwill engages PB Kohuku Maru at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
AM Bittern engages PB Kohuku Maru at 18,000 yards
PB Kohuku Maru engages AM Whippoorwill at 18,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near San Francisco at 206,91

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
DD Litchfield
DD Schley
DD Chew



SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Litchfield
I-9 diving deep ....
DD Schley fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,72

Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki
PB Chosa Maru
xAP Naminoue Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon



SS Tarpon launches 4 torpedoes at DD Fubuki
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yugiri is out of ASW ammo
DD Yugiri is out of ASW ammo
DD Yugiri is out of ASW ammo
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
DD Kuretake
BB Fuso
DD Wakatake
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
SS O19



SS O19 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Kuretake
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Saigon at 60,73

Japanese Ships
PB Rokko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise, hits 1



SS Porpoise is sighted by escort
Porpoise bottoming out ....
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru #2 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near San Francisco at 208,89

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
DD Litchfield
DD Schley
DD Chew



SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Litchfield
I-9 diving deep ....
DD Schley fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27



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



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-30 Ann x 20



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-51 Sonia x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 62nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Prov Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 62nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Prov Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 74,55 (Liuchow)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 54,58 , near Tavoy

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking FMSV Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G3M2 Nell x 23
G4M1 Betty x 30



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 24
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 58

Eating up those supplies!!!

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
19 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 41st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Clark Field ...
Also attacking 51st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Clark Field ...
Also attacking USAFFE ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking 71st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 91st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 86th PS Coastal Artillery Battalion ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Sub attack near Saigon at 60,73

Japanese Ships
PB Rokko Maru #2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Chohakusan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Porpoise

And I was liking Rokko - such a cool name.

SS Porpoise launches 2 torpedoes at PB Rokko Maru #2
Porpoise bottoming out ....
PB Chohakusan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chohakusan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chohakusan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chohakusan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chohakusan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
DD Wakatake
BB Fuso
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
SS O19

You'd think this damned sub would be outta torpedoes by now...

SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Wakatake
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub




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Post #: 113
RE: Combat Report 12.16.41 - 11/12/2011 5:11:54 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 16, 41
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ASW attack near Donggala at 66,99

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
SS KVII

SS KVII is sighted by escort
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

This is one of my thrusts trying for Force Z. They got away - which kinda hurts my feelings :-P

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cagayan at 80,88, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame

Allied Ships
xAK James Lykes, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

I saw ships here from my Search Aircraft and thought I'd poke the nest...

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 5,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
DD Murasame launches Long Lance Torpedoes at xAK James Lykes at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
xAK James Lykes sunk by DD Murasame at 4,000 yards
xAK James Lykes sunk by DD Murasame at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cagayan at 79,89, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame

Allied Ships
PT-35
PT-41, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT Q-112
PT Q-113, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

PT Boats? Nobody reported any stinkin' PT Boats...

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Iwahashi, Tooru crosses the 'T'
PT Q-113 engages DD Murasame at 1,000 yards
PT Q-113 sunk by DD Asagumo at 1,000 yards
PT-41 engages DD Asagumo at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
PT-41 sunk by DD Murasame at 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cagayan at 79,89, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Murasame, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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

Drats!!!!!

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 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
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 2,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages PT-34 at 2,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-34 at 2,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 2,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages PT-31 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
PT-33 engages DD Murasame at 5,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-31 at 5,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages PT-31 at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Hengchun at 82,67

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 4
DMS W-18
DMS W-10
xAK Takao Maru
PB Kyo Maru #13
PB Kyo Maru #12
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 17

Allied Ships
SS S-40



SS S-40 launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 16
PB Kyo Maru #13 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kyo Maru #12 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kyo Maru #12 is out of ASW ammo
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Argun Maru, Shell hits 1
PB Toko Maru #4
TB Kamo
PB Suyozai Maru
xAK Hiyama Maru

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


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

2 of my 3 para-units are unloading

6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Argun Maru at 5,000 yards
TB Kamo firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
PB Toko Maru #4 fired at enemy guns
PB Suyozai Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kuching (58,88)

TF 115 troops unloading over beach at Kuching, 58,88

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



13 troops of a SNLF Para Squad accidentally lost during unload of Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2


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Invasion Support action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Toko Maru #4
PB Suyozai Maru
xAK Hiyama Maru


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


PB Toko Maru #4 fired at enemy troops
PB Suyozai Maru fired at enemy troops


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cagayan at 80,88, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Minegumo
DD Murasame, heavy damage

Allied Ships
PT-31, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-32, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-33, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PT-34, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Sinking a PT Boat between 13,000-17,000 yards must be like catching a fly with chop stix... And with one DD limping from a torpedo the previous night.


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 17,000 yards
Gallagher D. gains tactical advantage
DD Murasame engages PT-34 at 17,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-31 at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-32 at 16,000 yards
PT-31 sunk by DD Minegumo at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
PT-32 sunk by DD Murasame at 14,000 yards
Gallagher D. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 13,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-33 at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
PT-34 sunk by DD Murasame at 16,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-33 at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Murasame engages PT-33 at 19,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages PT-33 at 19,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cagayan at 79,89, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
PT-35, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT Q-112, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

More sniper fire... This makes me think of the movie Quigly Down Under.


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
DD Asagumo engages PT-35 at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
PT-35 sunk by DD Asagumo at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
PT Q-112 sunk by DD Natsugumo at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 127,89, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMC Aikoku Maru, Shell hits 2
AMC Hokoku Maru

Allied Ships
xAP President Madison, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles... Who sang that - a band B4 their time.

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 17,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Koh, A. crosses the 'T'
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 15,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 8,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 9,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 11,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 11,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 11,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 17,000 yards
AMC Aikoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
AMC Hokoku Maru engages xAP President Madison at 21,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
G4M1 Betty x 42



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 16
Runway hits 40

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Lark Battalion, at 106,125 (Rabaul)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 7
B5N1 Kate x 11



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 11th PA Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21



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



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Regiment ...
Also attacking 11th PA Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Marine Regiment, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb


So I'm hitting Singapore, Malaya and Clark in the PI... No allied fighters... I wonder where Chris thinks it's important to defend?

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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-30 Ann x 20



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 8
Ki-44 Tojo x 6
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 74,55 (Liuchow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 74,55 (Liuchow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25



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



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 1000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25

No allied aircraft here either...

No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 107th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 108th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 107th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 108th RAF Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 24



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tarakan at 67,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 7 <<== From Jolo with luv


No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Yu Sang, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Invasion Support action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Toko Maru #4
PB Suyozai Maru
xAK Hiyama Maru
xAK Ryuun Maru



PB Toko Maru #4 fired at enemy troops
PB Suyozai Maru fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1153 troops, 5 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 1311 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 51



Assaulting units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Defending units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1




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TTFN,

Mike

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RE: Combat Report 12.16.41 - 11/12/2011 2:58:33 PM   
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"So I'm hitting Singapore, Malaya and Clark in the PI... No allied fighters... I wonder where Chris thinks it's important to defend? "

Those places are all doomed. I wouldn't waste fighters there either. On the other hand, maybe he's out of fighters....

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Post #: 115
RE: Combat Report 12.17.41 - 11/14/2011 1:51:51 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 17, 41
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Invasion Support action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Toko Maru #4
PB Suyozai Maru
xAK Hiyama Maru



PB Toko Maru #4 fired at enemy guns
PB Suyozai Maru fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Hukuzyu Maru
TB Kamo
TB Kiji
xAK Hiyama Maru



6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Hukuzyu Maru at 7,000 yards
TB Kiji firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
TB Kamo fired at enemy troops
TB Kiji fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAK Hukuzyu Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
TB Kamo
TB Kiji
xAK Hiyama Maru



6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAK Hukuzyu Maru at 7,000 yards
TB Kiji firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
TB Kamo fired at enemy troops
TB Kiji fired at enemy troops
6" Mk V/VII Gun battery firing at xAK Hiyama Maru


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TF 94 encounters mine field at Hong Kong (77,61)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-14
DMS W-13



43 mines cleared

I've got another batch of DMS on the way as I really want to get these mines cleared out fast.
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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 66

two groups - one out if Saigon and the other out of Miri.
No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
39 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 106th RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Sarawak Force ...
Also attacking 106th RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Sarawak Force ...
Also attacking 106th RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Sarawak Force ...
Also attacking 106th RN Base Force ...
Also attacking Sarawak Force ...
Also attacking 106th RN Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
G4M1 Betty x 42



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged



Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 34

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 16000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 11th PA Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 11



No Japanese losses



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 20



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 87,56 , near Chuhsien

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 8
Ki-30 Ann x 8
Ki-51 Sonia x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 15
Ki-51 Sonia x 19



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged


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


Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 74,55 (Liuchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-36 Ida x 6
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3

All of these attacks in China are increasing the experience of my pilots in this theatre. I'm thinking that if Chris fails to start using air ops in China then this is probably a better training method (OTJ) then just using traing groups out of Japan. It'll be interesting to see how things go...

No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-36 Ida bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 30 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 74,55 (Liuchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 107th RAF Base Force, at 55,55 (Moulmein)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 25



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


Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 22



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd ISF Base Force ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on FMSV Brigade, at 51,76 , near Kota Bharu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31



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


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


Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Lark Battalion, at 106,125 (Rabaul)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 7
B5N1 Kate x 11



Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 10
F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude: 3 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 6 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

This kinda sucked...

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F2A-3 Buffalo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near New Hanover Island at 103,122

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 5



Allied aircraft
F2A-3 Buffalo x 8
F4F-3A Wildcat x 9
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7
SBD-2 Dauntless x 34
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
CA Myoko, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Amatsukaze
DD Hayashio
DD Natsushio, Bomb hits 1, on fire

This really-really sucked. I've been sitting here for a few turns tho - looking fat, dumb, & happy. Good job on Chris's part.

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A5M4 Claude (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CVL Ryujo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Ryujo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Myoko


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rabaul at 106,124

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 17
TBD-1 Devastator x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Nittai Maru, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Shinwa Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Sento Maru, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
1278 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 36 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)

These were my reinforcements... The Shinwa Maru is gunna make for Truk and still has some of the LCU aboard. It'll be interesting to see if I can salavage anything from this unit to rebuild.

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Shinwa Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Nittai Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Sento Maru


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Invasion Support action off Kuching (58,88)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
TB Kamo
TB Kiji
xAK Hiyama Maru



TB Kamo fired at enemy troops
TB Kiji fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3384 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 123

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 123 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wuchow !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker:



Assaulting units:
1st Ind.Inf.Group


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Ground combat at Pakhoi (72,58)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1005 troops, 4 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 6

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Pakhoi !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)



Assaulting units:
22nd Recon Regiment


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1398 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Defending force 1615 troops, 9 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Japanese adjusted assault: 19

Allied adjusted defense: 19

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

I've got the 1st Raiders about a day out plus the original invasion force back about 3 days... I was thinking that with the Nells softening up the target plus the high EXP/MOR values ofthe 1st & 3rd SNLF that things might go my way. This is a similiar result to what happened at Rabaul, which leads me to the conclusion that ground attacks are best done with overwhelming force. I need to start using a bigger hammer...

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


Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF

Defending units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force


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Ground combat at Kuching (58,88)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1075 troops, 5 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Defending force 1343 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 53



Assaulting units:
Sarawak Force
2/15 Punjab Battalion
106th RN Base Force

Defending units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF


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Ground combat at Hwaiyin (92,50)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4150 troops, 38 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 81

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 81 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hwaiyin !!!

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



Assaulting units:
17th/A Division




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RE: Combat Report 12.17.41 - 11/14/2011 2:20:36 PM   
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I take the time to quickly send CVL Rjuyo to Takao to get her airgroups re-sized (36 Zero and 13 Kates) before she actually goes to war. Getting rid of those Claudes would have helped with greater numbers.

OT - Naval search is your friend. Did you send any Mavis down to Truk to look over Rabaul before moving ships in that direction?? We have both played this game long enough to know that a possible Allied opening move is to send his 2 CVs to this area. Been there...done that!

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Headquarters - 11/21/2011 4:34:11 AM   
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So what's the deal with HQ units and setting Future Objective? Specifically - what to do with the Royal Thai Army HQ that is staticly assigned to Bangkok.

Under 8.2.1.4 Objectives it says:

quote:

The Set Future Objective command has to do with Planning for action at an Objective (or
Planning points). When the Set Future Objective button is pressed, the map will appear and
you must click on a base/beach hex. This will set the unit’s future objective. The number in
parenthesis next to the objective is reset to 0 if the objective set is a new objective. This
number will increase 1 or 2 points per turn, with a maximum value of 100. The higher the
value, the greater the benefit the unit will receive when the unit participates in combat in the
objective hex (whether attacker or defender). There is also value obtained if a nearby HQ has
Planning points accumulated towards the objective when combat takes place there.


But under 8.1.1 Headquarters under Command HQs it says "The bonuses are impacted by
the leaderships rating of the commander of the HQs."

Of course the Thai Army is an Army HQ with a range of 5. "Army - Helps with ground combat. Ground units in range can gain up to a 10% bonus to their Assault Value (whether attacking or defending)."

So my question is what do you set the Future Objective to for the Thai Army? Bangkok - let it get up to a value of 100 so you can increase stats on the unit? Does setting FO for the Thai Army HQ really matter?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you have on this subject,

Mike

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RE: Headquarters - 11/21/2011 11:31:24 AM   
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The Royal Thai Army won't see combat for quite a while.

However, what I would do is select a base (within 5 hexes range of Bangkok) where you expect your Allied opponent will attack you in future (i.e. the most likely invasion point of Thailand within five hexes of Bangkok) and set that as your HQ's future objective.

Your Thai units at that base will obviously also have the same future objective (that base) - their prep points will increase until 100 and then you have the advantage of them getting the chance to improve their experience (not sure what the cap is on Thai units for experience gain by training, but the manual lists it).

Another advantage is that, once you are actually invaded in Thailand (let's hope that's only in 1945) all your units at that base will obtain a nice AV bonus while defending.

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RE: Headquarters - 12/7/2011 4:48:19 AM   
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Ops losses over 19 days...






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