vettim89
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11 July 1942 So I had four USN CVTF south of Noumea just acting as a guard against surface raiders and such. I thought my NavSearch had the area north of the area well covered. My CVs were all in one hex following Enterprise. You can see where this is going Larry brought the entire IJN carrier inventory down (Soryu seems to be missing actually). I some how managed to only loss Wasp and North Carolina and will likely lose a CLAA, CVE Long Island (was at Noumea), two xAP, and a DD. The IJN was all in one hex except for a SCTF trailing near Espiritu Santo. Because I had stacked all my CVTF together (and yes I am kicking myself), I had no coordination. Most of my attack a/c went in small groups without escort. I achieved no hits on the IJN at all. Wasp had recently arrived and I had failed to set her air group to cobat (all on training). I asked Larry for a redo and he consented. The second result was worse than the first so we stayed with the first. I set 140 fighters to Sweep Magwe. Maybe they can excise a pound of flesh. I cannot even talk about this. Here's the combat report: AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 11, 42  Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 113,161 Weather in hex: Thunderstorms Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 30 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 78 A6M2N Rufe x 4 B5N1 Kate x 16 B5N2 Kate x 30 D3A1 Val x 13 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 21 F4F4 Wildcat x 58 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed A6M2N Rufe: 1 destroyed B5N1 Kate: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged B5N1 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak B5N2 Kate: 5 damaged B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak D3A1 Val: 7 damaged D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak Allied aircraft losses F4F4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed Allied Ships CV Wasp BB North Carolina, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2 CV Enterprise CA Northampton DD Bancroft CA Chester CA Quincy Aircraft Attacking: 2 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 5 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' * Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb 8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 9 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 1 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 4 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' * Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: VF2 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 11 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes VF8 with F4F3 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes VMF112 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes VMF122 with F4F4 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 20000 Raid is overhead VMSB244 with F4F4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes VMO251 with F4F3 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes VF6 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 11 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes  Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 113,161 Weather in hex: Thunderstorms Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 30 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 23 B5N2 Kate x 20 D3A1 Val x 29 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 14 F4F4 Wildcat x 43 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed B5N2 Kate: 12 destroyed B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak D3A1 Val: 12 destroyed D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak Allied aircraft losses F4F4 Wildcat: 4 destroyed Allied Ships CV Wasp CV Enterprise CLAA San Juan Aircraft Attacking: 1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' * Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: VF2 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes 8 planes vectored on to bombers VF8 with F4F3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 13180 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes 8 planes vectored on to bombers VF6 with F4F4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes 17 planes vectored on to bombers VMF112 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VMF122 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers VMSB244 with F4F4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes VMO251 with F4F3 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers  Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 113,161 Weather in hex: Thunderstorms Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 28 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 8 D3A1 Val x 13 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 5 F4F4 Wildcat x 26 Japanese aircraft losses D3A1 Val: 7 destroyed Allied aircraft losses F4F3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed CAP engaged: VF6 with F4F4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15810. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 10 planes vectored on to bombers VF8 with F4F3 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers VMF112 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers VMO251 with F4F3 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead VMF122 with F4F4 Wildcat (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 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers VF2 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 7000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 5 planes vectored on to bombers  Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 113,161 Weather in hex: Thunderstorms Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 34 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 8 B5N1 Kate x 9 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 2 F4F4 Wildcat x 16 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed B5N1 Kate: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged Allied aircraft losses F4F4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed Allied Ships CV Enterprise Aircraft Attacking: 1 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp CAP engaged: VF6 with F4F4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes 6 planes vectored on to bombers VF8 with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes VF71 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 28 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes VMF122 with F4F4 Wildcat (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 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers VF2 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers Training flight from VF71 has been caught up in attack  Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 84,56 , near Nanchang Weather in hex: Moderate rain Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 2 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki21IIa Sally x 20 No Japanese losses Allied ground losses: 8 casualties reported Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled Aircraft Attacking: 20 x Ki21IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ... Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...  Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 116,154 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 19 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 78 A6M2N Rufe x 3 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 10 SBD3 Dauntless x 29 TBF1 Avenger x 12 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses F4F3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed SBD3 Dauntless: 7 destroyed, 5 damaged SBD3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed by flak TBF1 Avenger: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged Japanese Ships BB Hiei CVL Shoho CV Zuikaku CV Shokaku Aircraft Attacking: 3 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 11 x TBF1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet * Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb 7 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 2 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb CAP engaged: 5th Ku S1 with A6M2N Rufe (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 16000 Raid is overhead 3 planes vectored on to bombers Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 12 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead Kaga1 with A6M2 Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 9 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 6 planes vectored on to bombers Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 9 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 5 planes vectored on to bombers Junyo1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 6 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers Hiyo1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers Zuiho1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead Hosho1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 2 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers Zuikaku1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes 7 planes vectored on to bombers Shoho1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers  Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 113,161 Weather in hex: Thunderstorms Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 20 minutes Japanese aircraft B5N1 Kate x 3 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 1 F4F4 Wildcat x 25 Japanese aircraft losses B5N1 Kate: 2 destroyed No Allied losses CAP engaged: VF2 with F4F4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 11000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes VF6 with F4F4 Wildcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling) 5 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes VF8 with F4F3 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 17000 Raid is overhead VF71 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 156 minutes VMF122 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 11000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes  Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 116,154 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 8 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 76 A6M2N Rufe x 3 Allied aircraft SBD3 Dauntless x 15 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses SBD3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed CAP engaged: 5th Ku S1 with A6M2N Rufe (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 16000 Raid is overhead Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12080 and 21000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes Kaga1 with A6M2 Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 9 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes Zuikaku1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes Junyo1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes Hiyo1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes Shoho1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead Hosho1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes Zuiho1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead  Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 116,154 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 3 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 74 A6M2N Rufe x 3 Allied aircraft SBD3 Dauntless x 15 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses SBD3 Dauntless: 8 destroyed SBD3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak Japanese Ships CVL Shoho Aircraft Attacking: 1 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb CAP engaged: 5th Ku S1 with A6M2N Rufe (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12080 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes Kaga1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12080 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes Zuikaku1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes Junyo1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes Hiyo1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes Hosho1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes Shoho1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead Zuiho1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead  Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 116,154 Weather in hex: Light rain Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 7 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 68 A6M2N Rufe x 3 Allied aircraft TBF1 Avenger x 12 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses TBF1 Avenger: 7 destroyed CAP engaged: 5th Ku S1 with A6M2N Rufe (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes Kaga1 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 7 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling) 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 37 minutes Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes Zuikaku1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes Junyo1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes Hiyo1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes Hosho1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes Shoho1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead Zuiho1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead  Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 113,161 Weather in hex: Overcast Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 34 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 68 A6M2N Rufe x 6 B5N1 Kate x 13 B5N2 Kate x 61 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 12 F4F4 Wildcat x 40 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 6 destroyed B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed, 5 damaged B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak Allied aircraft losses F4F4 Wildcat: 8 destroyed Allied Ships BB North Carolina, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk CV Wasp, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk CV Lexington DD Buchanan CA Quincy, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk DD Wilson CLAA San Juan, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage DD Lansdowne Aircraft Attacking: 3 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 19 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 14000 feet Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb 3 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 7 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 1 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 14000 feet Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb CAP engaged: VF6 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes VF8 with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes VMF112 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes VMF122 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes VMSB244 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes VMO251 with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes VF2 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes VF71 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes Training flight from VF71 has been caught up in attack  Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 113,161 Weather in hex: Overcast Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 34 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 36 B5N1 Kate x 14 B5N2 Kate x 17 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 9 F4F4 Wildcat x 42 Japanese aircraft losses A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses F4F4 Wildcat: 4 destroyed Allied Ships CLAA San Juan, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage DD Buchanan, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage CV Lexington DD Sterett DD Wilson Aircraft Attacking: 5 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 15 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 6 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 1 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 14000 feet Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb CAP engaged: VF6 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers VF8 with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15180. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes VF2 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 19270. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes 5 planes vectored on to bombers VF71 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 23000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 123 minutes 15 planes vectored on to bombers VMF122 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers VMSB244 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11810 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes VMO251 with F4F3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes VMF112 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 11000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers  Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 113,161 Weather in hex: Overcast Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 34 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 12 B5N1 Kate x 3 B5N2 Kate x 7 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 7 F4F4 Wildcat x 31 Japanese aircraft losses B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses F4F4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed Allied Ships DD Sterett CV Lexington DD Bancroft Aircraft Attacking: 6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 1 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp CAP engaged: VF2 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes 7 planes vectored on to bombers VF6 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13810 and 24000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers VF8 with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 21000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes 5 planes vectored on to bombers VF71 with F4F4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 15 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes 15 planes vectored on to bombers VMF122 with F4F4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers VMF112 with F4F4 Wildcat (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 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers VMO251 with F4F3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 2 planes vectored on to bombers  Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 116,154 Weather in hex: Moderate rain Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 24 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 68 A6M2N Rufe x 2 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 4 SBD3 Dauntless x 15 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses F4F3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed SBD3 Dauntless: 10 destroyed CAP engaged: 5th Ku S1 with A6M2N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 16000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers Kaga1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers Junyo1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes Hiyo1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes Zuiho1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers Hosho1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 2 scrambling) 3 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 2000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes 2 planes vectored on to bombers Zuikaku1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers Shoho1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 2 planes vectored on to bombers  Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 116,154 Weather in hex: Moderate rain Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 15 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 45 A6M2N Rufe x 1 Allied aircraft TBF1 Avenger x 11 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses TBF1 Avenger: 3 destroyed CAP engaged: 5th Ku S1 with A6M2N Rufe (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) (2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 16000 Raid is overhead Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes Kaga1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes Zuikaku1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes Junyo1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes Hiyo1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes Shoho1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes Zuiho1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes Hosho1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes  Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 116,154 Weather in hex: Moderate rain Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 28 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M2 Zero x 36 A6M2N Rufe x 1 Allied aircraft F4F3 Wildcat x 12 F4F4 Wildcat x 32 SB2U3 Vindicator x 18 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses F4F4 Wildcat: 6 destroyed SB2U3 Vindicator: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged SB2U3 Vindicator: 1 destroyed by flak Japanese Ships CV Zuikaku CVL Shoho Aircraft Attacking: 7 x SB2U3 Vindicator releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 5 x SB2U3 Vindicator releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SB2U3 Vindicator releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb CAP engaged: 5th Ku S1 with A6M2N Rufe (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 16000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers Akagi1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers Kaga1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers Hiryu1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes 2 planes vectored on to bombers Shokaku1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers Zuikaku1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes 3 planes vectored on to bombers Junyo1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers Hiyo1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers Shoho1 with A6M2 Zero (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 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes Zuiho1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers Hosho1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes 1 planes vectored on to bombers
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