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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 7/30/2012 12:59:16 AM   
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7-10 February1943
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SUBS: A juicy convoy sighted by I-162 on the 7th, but it's good hunting leads to its own demise. On the second attempt at an attack it is hit and forced to surface by DD Gilmer.

On the 8th S-44 hits an xAKL trying to supply Cold Bay.

On the 9th Gurnard takes out a Lima (carrying a base force to Den Passar) near Daito Shoto, but thanks to the Cribtop Lifeboat system, most of the troops are rescued and still en route.

Grayback sends one of our new Standard-A class TK to the bottom near Hollandia.

SO PAC: Corsairs sweep Noumea on the 7th creating havoc for the mini-kB zeros. On the day 7 are lost for 2 Corsairs.

JPC: Well, a massive 32 unit stack has indeed moved across the river from our brigade on the mountain road between Chengtu and Tsuyung in China. If he does mean to cross, I will attempt to bomb and pull this unit back, let his supply lines get long, and reinforce the road from Kunming and Kweiyang. With less than 200 LI and no HI working in China, I can't imagine there is much supply to go around even if he's flying a bunch over. I don't think he is though as he probably has to supper the troops in the Burma jungles. He is losing a few C-47 a day, so they're flying somewhere.

BURMA: The stack hasn't moved. I won't move until it does.

Reinforcements have arrived into Rangoon. I've decided to put the air HQ in Mandalay. A garrison force will add to defenses in Prome bringing AV there to around 400. Another division is 4-6 days out.

On the 7th my layered CAP did very well against a Lightning sweep. This is the first time the sweeping planes have gotten sucked down to deal with Oscars and Nicks and then been attacked from above, this time by the 45 A6M5 of the 251 Ku S-1 (formerly the Tainan Ku S-1). The numbers and the layers resulted in 10 Lightnings shot down or lost to ops for just about an equal number of our guys. Only 4 pilots KIA out of 23 losses total on the day, which is great.

PACIFIC: The raiding TFs in the Central Pacific have seen nothing out here yet. He may be completely aware of their presence, or maybe nothing is moving at this point. He tends to use big convoys sporadically rather than many small ones. We;ll give it another week and then commence the recon portion of the mission.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 07, 43

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ASW attack near Vava'u at 142,164

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, hits 2

Allied Ships
SC-741
DMS Lamberton
DMS Boggs
DMS Trevor
DMS Zane
APD Humphreys
xAP Iron Warrior
xAP Echunga
xAP Dilga
xAP Alcoa Prospector
xAP Shooting Star
xAP President Taylor
xAP President Fillmore
xAK Aspasia Nomikos
xAK Cycle
xAK Skagerak
xAK City of Pretoria
xAK Islami
xAK Cape Flattery
xAK Cape Alava
xAK Wallingford
DD Gilmer
SC-750
SC-749
SC-742


SS I-162 is sighted by escort
I-162 diving deep ....
DD Gilmer fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-750 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-750 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-750 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Noumea , at 115,160

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 33

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M3a 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 10000
Raid is overhead
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Noumea , at 115,160

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 25

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 45
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 20 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead


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Sub attack near Vava'u at 142,164

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, hits 18, and is sunk

Allied Ships
xAP Shooting Star
SC-750
CM Weehawken
CM Terror
DMS Lamberton
DMS Boggs
DMS Trevor
DMS Zane
AD Markab
AD Hamul
AD Cascade
AD Prairie
APD Humphreys
xAP Iron Warrior
xAP Dilga
xAP Alcoa Prospector
xAP President Taylor
xAP President Fillmore
xAK Aspasia Nomikos
xAK Cycle
xAK Skagerak
xAK City of Pretoria
xAK Islami
xAK Cape Flattery
xAK Cape Alava
xAK Wallingford
DD Gilmer
SC-749
SC-742
SC-741

SS I-162 launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Shooting Star
DD Gilmer fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-749 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-742 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-741 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-741 is out of ASW ammo
SS I-162 forced to surface!
DD Gilmer firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 8, 43
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Sub attack near Chuginadak Island at 169,52

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nanko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Namikaze

Allied Ships
SS S-44

SS S-44 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Nanko Maru
DD Namikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 09, 43
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Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 99,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Tokiwa Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Mito Maru
PB Nako Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Gurnard

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

Massive explosion on xAK Tokiwa Maru
SS Gurnard launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tokiwa Maru
Gurnard diving deep ....
PB Nako Maru #2 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nako Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 10, 43
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Sub attack near Hollandia at 96,109

Japanese Ships
TK Kyoie Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
TK Hofuku Maru
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
SS Grayback

SS Grayback launches 2 torpedoes at TK Kyoie Maru
Grayback diving deep ....
DD Numakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 7
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 11 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 18000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...

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REINFORCEMENTS: A gaggle of xAKL arrive. I'll use these for resource hauling close to the HI in the hopes these will also lure some sub attacks away from the valuable convoys.

xAKL Shoryu Maru arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
xAKL Taibu Maru arrives at Tokyo
xAKL Daiju Maru arrives at Fukuoka
xAKL Arisan Maru arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka


SHIP LOSSES: A ship a day now. Yuck.

Loss of SS I-162 on Feb 07, 1943 is admitted
xAK Tokiwa Maru
TK Kyoie Maru
xAKL Nanko Maru


SHIPS SUNK: Again the multiple listing added and removed.


Previous report of sinking of SS Tuna incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
SS Runner is reported to have been sunk near Kushiro on Oct 27, 1942
Previous report of sinking of SS S-47 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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The tankers have only enough for one more top-up for the raiding groups. I'll give it a week and then move toward Hawaii, hopefully still out of decent search range, and do some recon.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 8/2/2012 10:38:25 AM   
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Nice AAR! Keep it up

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 8/2/2012 10:59:54 AM   
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Burma - I told Joc that the Indian and then the British Infantry Squads have the '43 version come out in 2/43 and 3/43, respectively. Thus, in about two to three months he will have stockpiled enough to upgrade a divided division. Their Anti-Soft values have gone up two or three points, but their Anti-Armor has increased significantly. You can then upgrade a whole division in about a week this way. Thus, be careful with your Tank Division in open terrain. It will get destroyed in short order.

As an Allied player, I would advance with a large number of those large AA brigades to keep your Helens at bay. Look for a stack with at least three AA units as the spearhead of his advance. In one short lived game, I had over 125 large AA guns at Ledo. I lost some C-47s, but nothing compared to the number of Helens he lost.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 8/2/2012 11:25:02 AM   
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11-13 February1943
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SUBS: Our ASW TFs keep giving the US subs a chase, getting shot at multiple times a day, but seem only rarely to be able to hit back. A dangerous game now that the torps work. Several other TFs also get lucky on the 11th, including a slow TK that should have been nailed by the 4 torps shot at it near Balikpapan. RO-34 can't get a shot off against the APDs moving more men to Tanna while the IJN CVs have moved out of reach.

On the 12th Guardfish gets caught by the DDs and pays the price, taking 8 hits and showing heavy damage after the attacks.

SO PAC: Air lifts continue from New Caledonia and Anatom. Most of the divisions are out and now some smaller troops are being targeted for lifts.

BURMA: Katha reaches level 5 forts. This is crucial, and should make it a tough nut to crack.

Helens resume bombing of the Allied stack in Burma on the 11th and resume getting pocked by flak for their efforts. One is lost. The aim is not to hit the Allied troops so much as to use up their supply, and judging by the amount of fire coming up, a fair amount must be burned with every attack.

On the 12th Tojos come in and have trouble with Hurris over the Allied troops. I've found at equal number the Hurricane IIc do very well against Tojos. In fact, it's really only the P-40s that they dominate in sweeps. Other Allied aircraft fight on more or less equal terms.

For some reason the escort does not fly with the Helens and the Hurris on LR CAP knock down half a group. I hate to give them easy kills. The LR CAP trying to interdict supply transport does play a part and takes out a few Hurris as they dive on the lower bombers. I was experimenting with a low bombing run, at 8k, to see how bad the flak would get. It was bad, killing almost as many Helens as the fighters.

On the 13th Jocke used night raids against Katha. The field damage was minimal, but he did hit 5 fighters on the ground. I'll wait before i try any night CAP to see if this continues.

PACIFIC: No sightings of anything out here. I'll keep waiting for a bit as tracker shows no detection on any of the TFs except for a 0/1 on the AV 2 DD closest to Hawaii, (still 25 hexes from Pearl).

Baker Island gets to level 4 forts.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 11, 43

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ASW attack near Lahaina at 194,90

Japanese Ships
DD Hishu

Allied Ships
SS Hake

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

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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 101,66

Japanese Ships
DD Makigumo
DD Hayashio
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish launches 2 torpedoes at DD Makigumo
Guardfish diving deep ....
DD Hayashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Lahaina at 194,90

Japanese Ships
DD Hishu

Allied Ships
SS Hake

SS Hake is sighted by escort
Hake diving deep ....
DD Hishu attacking submerged sub ....
SS Hake eludes ASW attack from DD Hishu
DD Hishu loses contact with SS Hake
DD Hishu cannot establish contact with SS Hake
DD Hishu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,98

Japanese Ships
TK Hakko Maru
PB Wa 1
SC Ch 26
TK Manju Maru
TK Matsumoto Maru
TK Kanze Maru
TK Akatuki Maru
xAK Kashiwara Maru
PB Choun Maru #21
PB Wa 19
PB Wa 3

Allied Ships
SS Snapper

SS Snapper launches 4 torpedoes at TK Hakko Maru
Snapper diving deep ....
PB Choun Maru #21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Wa 19 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Wa 3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #21 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Wa 3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Wa 3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Laoag at 80,72

Japanese Ships
PB Teibo Maru #2
xAKL Nittatsu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gurnard



SS Gurnard launches 2 torpedoes at PB Teibo Maru #2
PB Teibo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Teibo Maru #2 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Teibo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Teibo Maru #2 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Teibo Maru #2 is out of ASW ammo
PB Teibo Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Tanna at 122,157

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34, hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Chester
APD Stringham
APD John D. Ford
APD Barker
APD Sands
APD Brooks
APD Kilty
APD Crosby

SS RO-34 is sighted by escort
APD Sands attacking submerged sub ....
APD Brooks fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Kilty fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Crosby attacking submerged sub ....
APD Sands fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Crosby fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 12, 43

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Sub attack near San Fernando at 79,73

Japanese Ships
PB Teibo Maru #2
xAKL Miyako Maru
xAKL Anbo Maru
xAKL Nittatsu Maru
PB Taijin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gurnard


SS Gurnard launches 2 torpedoes at PB Teibo Maru #2
Gurnard diving deep ....
PB Taijin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Taijin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Daito Shoto at 102,69

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio
DD Hayashio

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish, hits 8, heavy damage

SS Guardfish is located by DD Oyashio
DD Hayashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oyashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hayashio is out of ASW ammo
DD Hayashio is out of ASW ammo
DD Hayashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hayashio is out of ASW ammo
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Eastern Army, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42


Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 20
Hurricane IIc Trop x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed


CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 10 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000
Raid is overhead
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 84 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 28



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 11
Hurricane IIc Trop x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 destroyed, 20 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed




Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 35040.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 33640.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31040.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 72 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 84 minutes
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 96 minutes

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 13, 43

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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 41
Wellington Ic x 19
B-25C Mitchell x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
14 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5


No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 6


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 5


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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REINFORCEMENTS: The CD gun units arrive in the HI. Where to put them is the question?

I'm leaning toward the big one going to Ndeni. It has level 5 fields, good forts at 4.1 and growing, 357 AV, is close in to major airbases in the Solomons and thus could be a tough landing even without the CD batteries there. With them it might be horrendous. But I feel he can't bypass it either. It's close enough to LR CAP from Tulagi/Lunga, and bombing alone won't keep it suppressed while trying to move up the chain.

Other good options include; Canton Island, 180 AV, level 4.3 forts, Tabiteuaea, 160 AV, level 3.8 forts, Milne Bay, 384 AV, level 4.3 forts.

I'd like these to go somewhere where they'll be wiped out early and can be bought again to be placed farther back in the second tier of defenses.

TK Kyokuho Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
58th Field AA Battalion arrives at Keijo
59th Field AA Battalion arrives at Keijo
3rd IJN Special Coastal Gun Battalion arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
Det. 3rd Special Base Force arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka


SHIP LOSSES: None!

SHIPS SUNK: Just a sub, but every sub down means more Japanese ships that get through with fuel and supplies.

USS Guardfish
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It'll be interesting to see what happens against the defenses being set up in the Solomans and New Guinea with the extra time afforded by our CV victory a few months ago. By the time he does move he will have a very big hammer to use.

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Nice AAR! Keep it up


Thanks. Always good to hear that someone is having a look and enjoying the read.

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Burma - I told Joc that the Indian and then the British Infantry Squads have the '43 version come out in 2/43 and 3/43, respectively. Thus, in about two to three months he will have stockpiled enough to upgrade a divided division. Their Anti-Soft values have gone up two or three points, but their Anti-Armor has increased significantly. You can then upgrade a whole division in about a week this way. Thus, be careful with your Tank Division in open terrain. It will get destroyed in short order.

As an Allied player, I would advance with a large number of those large AA brigades to keep your Helens at bay. Look for a stack with at least three AA units as the spearhead of his advance. In one short lived game, I had over 125 large AA guns at Ledo. I lost some C-47s, but nothing compared to the number of Helens he lost.


Maybe that's why he's now stopped in the jungle, doing nothing. I wonder how easy it will be to upgrade troops out there with little supply, especially as the monsoon is not far off. We'll see. (As the Starks say, 'Winter is coming.' )

Thanks for the heads up about the tank divisions. I hope to stick to the bases and use the forts to help defend. I'll have to start forming a secondary line soon in case this first doesn't hold long though.

He has definitely brought the AA brigades! I can't touch his troops from the air without losing several Helens a day just to flak. The flip side is that he might be using a lot of supply if those have to fire every day. So that will be my goal. To make them fire. I might even get a couple of rookie pilot groups set up just to bomb these troops, knowing I'll lose most of them. Sholdn't waste the 70-80 experience guys on them.

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SUBS: Snapper takes a hit from ASW near Dongalla. On the 15th KXVII takes 3 hits near Saigon, 2 solid.

JPC: There is still a Chinese unit near Kunming on a back road. Not sure why he's kept it here but it's free game to bomb if it's not in the protected area.

PACIFIC: Nothing happening.

BURMA: Another series of night raids hit the fields at Katha. I lose 9 planes to these. I put the zeros on night CAP to see what difference that would make. It made a lot when Jocke raided heavily during the day on the 15th!

More than half of the zero group were destroyed on the ground and it was the bloodiest day in the air during the entire war. At the end the Allies had lost a reported 45 planes while we'd lost over a 100 in the air and about 40 on the ground, for 145 on the day. Yuck. All groups will be switched out for fresh and I'm hoping the ground crews can get the fields back to working order by tomorrow. It's a level 5 base and has 65 field damage and 72 service. Yuck again. If he comes tomorrow there will be more bloodshed, and it could be nearly as ugly.

Still, if the losses become more equal as they might have been were the zeros on CAP, the Allies won't like losing so many planes in a day. My Tojo pool is getting low, but the Oscar pool is not, and I'll switch out more groups if needed. More Nicks have been added in case his escorts don't fly again.

SO PAC: Some ASW comes out searching from Suva and the reinforcements to Tanna look to be landed and his ships returning to Fiji.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 14, 43
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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
DD Yugure
DD Asagiri
DD Hatsuyuki

Allied Ships
SS Snapper, hits 1



SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yugure
DD Asagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asagiri fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hatsuyuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 43
Wellington Ic x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 7
B-26 Marauder x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet

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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 8


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuyuki
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
SS Snapper



SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hatsuyuki
Snapper diving deep ....
DD Asagiri fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Eastern Army, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
42 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 23
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 29



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 45th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 45th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 5th Chinese Corps, at 70,49 , near Kunming

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 21



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Eastern Army, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 10
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42



No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
42 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 15000 feet *

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 15, 43
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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,71

Japanese Ships
E Otori
E Kamo
E Sagi

Allied Ships
SS KXVII, hits 3



SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at E Otori
KXVII diving deep ....
E Kamo fails to find sub and abandons search
E Sagi attacking submerged sub ....
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Sagi attacking submerged sub ....
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Morning Air attack on 6th Australian Division, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 150 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 23
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 29



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 10
Hurricane IIc Trop x 23
P-38E Lightning x 24
P-40K Warhawk x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 8 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 7 destroyed, 3 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(24 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 24 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-40K Warhawk (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead
51st FG/16th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 12 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Australian Division ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Australian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 5th Chinese Corps, at 70,49 , near Kunming

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 21



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 28
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5



Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 42
Wellington Ic x 43
B-25C Mitchell x 30
B-26B Marauder x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 9 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 4 destroyed, 11 damaged
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed, 26 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged


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



Airbase hits 38
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 113

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
13 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
15 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
78th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 20 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 30
P-40E Warhawk x 48
P-40K Warhawk x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed




Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
16 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
78th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 120 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIa Oscar (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 70 minutes
78th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 24


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Port hits 7
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 23


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet


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Morning Air attack on Eastern Army, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 9
Hurricane IIc Trop x 21
P-38E Lightning x 22
P-40K Warhawk x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed




CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on Eastern Army, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 9
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 8
Hurricane IIc Trop x 20
P-38E Lightning x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
49th FG/8th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 11 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
No.261 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes

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Reinforcements: Some new air units arrive. I almost had forgotten reserve units were actually coming.

A bunch of assorted ships arrive as well.

934 Ku S-1 arrives at Tokyo
109th Sentai arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
AMc Wa 11 arrives at Tokyo
AMc Wa 12 arrives at Tokyo
AMc Wa 13 arrives at Tokyo
DMS W-23 arrives at Tokyo
CM Nuwashima arrives at Tokyo
AO Ashizuri arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
SC CHa-52 arrives at Takamatsu


Losses: None.

Ships Sunk: None.
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SUBS: Tunny comes in near Hong Kong on the 16th and nails TK Ayazono Maru, a 14 knot 8k ship, on its second attempt. The air ASW groups are not doing their job over here. I have some decent ASW skill, but their Low Nav skill is in the 30s, so no hits on the subs that are sitting on our Chinese coastal route. I'll have to move a few DDs down to work this area.

JPC: I'm bombing the stragglers still in the mountains near Kunming. Too much intel gained from these units being here.

PACIFIC: No sight of anything. I wonder if he knows what is here? No detection rises according to tracker on any of the TFs.

BURMA: A decent battle over Katha on the 17th. Even though he shuts the base for a day, he pays for it. We came out ahead in this one, the Allies reported to have lost 48 planes to our 29 on the day.

On the 18th Lightnings came to Katha on their own, and we got even numbers downed against them with layered CAP. For the day 10 were reported downed or lost to ops! Our Helen run went in unescorted though and suffered. Luckily I'd just changed out to replacement pilots.

SO PAC: Noumea gets plastered on the 17th, Anatom no the 18th. Same old. The 38th division is about to load up and head to Burma. Now I'm finishing the extrication of the 16th from Anatom. There are 34 mechanized support and 7 tanks I may have to leave there.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 16, 43
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Sub attack near Hong Kong at 78,63

Japanese Ships
TK Takane Maru
SC Ch 33
SC Ch 29
SC Ch 28
TK Kenwa Maru
xAK Tazima Maru
E W-16
PB Toko Maru #4
PB Tokotsu Maru
PB Eiko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Tunny

SS Tunny launches 4 torpedoes at TK Takane Maru
Tunny bottoming out ....
E W-16 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Toko Maru #4 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Tokotsu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Eiko Maru #2 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...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Swatow at 79,63

Japanese Ships
TK Ayazono Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Kohuku Maru
SC Ch 24
AV Arabia Maru
TK Manei Maru
TK Akane Maru
TK Ceram Maru
xAK Wales Maru
E Hatsukari
PB Kosin Maru #3
PB Taiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tunny

SS Tunny launches 2 torpedoes at TK Ayazono Maru
Tunny bottoming out ....
E Hatsukari fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kosin Maru #3 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Taiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Afternoon Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 5
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 31
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 23
P-40K Warhawk x 43

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed


CAP engaged:
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
Ominato Ku S-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 12 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 26
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 15
Wellington Ic x 13
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 22
B-26 Marauder x 7
B-26B Marauder x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 39

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Wellington Ic: 3 damaged
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed by flak
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak
P-40E Warhawk: 8 destroyed




Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 79

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
78th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 112 minutes
Ominato Ku S-1 with A6M3a Zero (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 103 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 28170 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 80 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 28
P-38G Lightning x 25
P-40K Warhawk x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
13 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
78th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 12000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers

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Afternoon Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 11


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 5
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 35
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16
P-38G Lightning x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 9000
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
Ominato Ku S-1 with A6M3a Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
13th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIa Oscar (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 19
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 22

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 7 destroyed, 8 damaged

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 106th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...

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Reinforcements: None. Several planes moved forward in R n D. The Tojo is now being changed to researching the IIc model as the IIb is due next month. It's going forward at about 80 points a month. The Judy D4Y2 advanced to 11/43 and is moving up at 100 points per month, plus an occasional boost from the engine bonus as it hovers around 500 in the pool.

Aircraft Ki-44-IIb Tojo advances R&D
Aircraft D4Y2 Judy advances R&D


Losses: Lost a TK. Not happy about that. I know I should get used to it, but I want to keep them all!

TK Ayazono Maru

Ships Sunk: None. Several subs hit, but most likely not sunk. No sign of any other surface ships. The British have been absent for a good 6 months.

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SUBS: Jocke and I have noticed that there are a lot of duds against DDs, even after 1/43. It should be hard to hit them when they're on ASW, but mine are hit nearly every turn by duds. It seems odd. When the IJN attacks Allied DDs, the torps almost aways miss, but there are few duds. A good example is the Grouper, which just shot two at DD Yayoi, then took 4 hits.

JPC: I started bombing the two straggling units roaming the Southern Mts. and I'll keep this going as a division moves down to et at them. Annoying.

PACIFIC: Still no detection level rises. I'll move toward the South a bit to see if anything is moving there.

BURMA: Tojos swept Ledo and faired poorly on the 19th. This is a small unit full of newly trained pilots. I wanted to see the difference between 50/70 guys in Tojos and 70-80/70-75 pilots with kills painted on their fuselage. Now I know. I've reloaded the unit and it will post at Kunming for deep air defense.

SO PAC: All forces South of Ndeni are scheduled for removal. Anatom is nearly empty. In a week it'll only be a few tanks and motorized support from the 16th division. I'm not going to risk ships getting those guys out. Then I'll work on New Caledonia and finally Luganville. The bases are not built up enough to defend, and I'd like him to start trying to take them before he has CV superiority. More chances for intercepts.

The G3M3s all the way from Tulagi negotiated the open ocean between the New Hebrides to hit the fields at Tanna. This was the best attack day or night here. Nice to see we can still cause some havoc to the aircrews.

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Night Air attack on Tanna , at 120,157

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 54 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 8

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-4 Wildcat: 12 damaged
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Tanna , at 120,157

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 7

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Tanna , at 120,157

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 4

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 4 damaged
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground

Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Tanna , at 120,157

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 5

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 5 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
49th FG/8th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 28000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
49th FG/8th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
51st FG/16th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes

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Sub attack near Shanghai at 95,59

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi
DD Satsuki

Allied Ships
SS Grouper, hits 4


SS Grouper launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yayoi
DD Satsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Satsuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Satsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: Another sunk CV airgroup arrives at Tokyo on the 19th. A brand new fighter group arrives as well.

Zuikaku-1 arrives at Tokyo
281 Ku S-1 arrives at Maizuru


Ships Sunk: Maybe real, since its a few months since the date listed?

SS S-34 is reported to have been sunk near Rossel Island on Dec 07, 1942
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After suffering a computer breakdown, I had to reboot and reinstall the game. I lost several saves and combat reports during the transition. This will be a more general report with some specifics from the days that I still have data to use.

SUBS: IJN subs spot several TFs moving from the Fiji area toward either Tanna or a further destination like Noumea. I kept the KB ready one hex South of Tulagi and vectored subs in to see if I could pick any ships off or get more information.

On the 26th I-26 spots CL Cleveland and 4 DDs and gets off a spread of two fish aimed toward DD Conway, and after they miss the sub amazingly escapes a bludgeoning from the escorts. CA Chester and 4 DDs are located on the 26th near Anatom by I-29. No shots fired.

Hoe is attacked two days in a row near the Chinese coast on the 25th and 26th and shows 'heavy damage' after the second attack. Searaven is hit and lists 'heavy damage' on the 27th. Banzai!

SO PAC: Anatom, Koumac, Belep Islands and Luganville are given the treatment by 4Es and masses of 2Es every few days, keeping the fields closed. This was more attention than he'd been giving these bases, so I suspected something was up.

On the 26th in the afternoon phase the Allies landed the entire 2nd Marine Division plus support troops at Noumea! I guess he has a few APA/AKA now. The 423 AV was guaranteed to take th ease, so I began a withdrawal of the last small company still there. The attack was swift, and CVEs were shown in the rollovers, so the KB sailed down to see if they would stick around. Jocke said his unload was supposed to be the next day, but his amphib convoy made it in early and ran away quick. If they had not we would have hit them hard. Too bad.

On the 27th 94 B-24D appeared over Koumac and were met by 58 A6M3s and a few Rufes. About 10 Liberators were shot down and 12 IJN fighters lost. I'll take that, but it left the KB light on fighters. Wildcats and SBDs from Tanna went for the MGBs at Koumac and were also skewered the same day by the KB CAP, thankfully with no losses.

Noumea fell, and the Rufes and Jakes were moved from New Caledonia back to the Solomons on the 28th. All of the Allied ships appeared to move back to Suva and toward New Zealand.

PACIFIC: It became clear that Jocke knew my raiding forces were in the middle of the Pacific when during a several day period an Allied TF was located by Jakes and tracked down by the SCTF. Eventually 3 xAKL with one PB were sunk. This made me think it was a scouting force to see what we'd brought. Apparently because the Jakes from the CV TF found the Allied task force, the DL of the CVs went to 7/7. So the gig was up.

After this the three CVs moved into 21 hex range for the recon Judys to check out Pearl, San Diego, LA and San Francisco and are now moving toward the Seattle area. Pearl had over 200 fighters shown by recon, so that was a no go. All other spots on the West Coast were also well protected, with 80-100 fighters, so this was basically a fairly expensive scouting mission.

BURMA: The action in the skies over Burma continues to be heavy. Several sweeps a day are consistently flown over the Allied troops sitting on the rail between Katha and Shwebo. No major raids hit Katha, giving break to recover the fields and continue to build forts again. By the 28th they were at 5.3 and rising.

On the 25th the Allies contested the sweeps and Helen raids over the troops in the jungle. The battles were fairly even but we got slightly the better of it after wearing down the CAP to let the bombers get through with only a few losses. Most of his LR CAP was very high to combat the sweeps, which helped.

On the 26th Tojos suffered against two groups of Lightnings in sweeps but took out 10 by the end of the day, performing better as escorts. Go figure. Quite a few Helens were lost on the day, but all of the decent and expert pilots have been changed out for replacements, since I know these guys will take heavy losses regularly.

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ASW attack near Anatom at 124,163

Japanese Ships
SS I-26

Allied Ships
DD Conway
CL Cleveland
DD Nicholas
DD LaVallette
DD Jenkins

SS I-26 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Conway
I-26 diving deep ....
DD Nicholas attacking submerged sub ....
DD LaVallette fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Jenkins attacking submerged sub ....
DD Jenkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Jenkins attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-26 eludes DD Jenkins by diving deep
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on 48th Light AA Regiment, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 56
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 10
Hurricane IIc Trop x 17
P-38G Lightning x 13
P-40K Warhawk x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000
Raid is overhead
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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 39 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on Eastern Army, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 50

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 8
Hurricane IIc Trop x 9
P-38G Lightning x 6
P-40K Warhawk x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 to 37740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 to 36990.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (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 29000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes

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Morning Air attack on 106th RAF Base Force, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 14
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
Hurricane IIc Trop x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 destroyed, 12 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak


No Allied 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:
12 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 76 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 30990.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 87 minutes

Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 106th RAF Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Medium Regiment, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
Hurricane IIc Trop x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 10 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.30 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on 73rd Motorised Brigade, at 55,46 , near Akyab

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged


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

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 26, 43
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ASW attack near Taihoku at 87,62

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi
DD Satsuki

Allied Ships
SS Hoe, hits 1, heavy damage

SS Hoe is located by DD Yayoi
Hoe diving deep ....
DD Satsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Satsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Satsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Morning Air attack on 48th Light AA Regiment, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 36

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 14
P-38F Lightning x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-38F Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 141 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 12

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 12
P-38F Lightning x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 187 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-38F Lightning (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 219 minutes

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Morning Air attack on 45th Indian Brigade, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 151 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 19
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 11
P-38F Lightning x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 21 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 4 destroyed
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 12000 feet
2 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
49th FG/9th FS with P-38F Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes

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Pre-Invasion action off Noumea (115,160)

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Hawkins
CA Canberra
DD Monssen
DD Gwin
AP Arthur Middleton

CA Hawkins firing at II/84th Naval Guard Unit
CA Canberra firing at II/84th Naval Guard Unit
DD Monssen firing at II/84th Naval Guard Unit
DD Gwin firing at II/84th Naval Guard Unit
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 Noumea (115,160)

TF 183 troops unloading over beach at Noumea, 115,160


Allied ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


13 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad accidentally lost during unload of 2nd Marine Div /3
0.5in M2HB AAMG x4 damaged beyond repair during unload of 2nd Marine Div /6


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Ground combat at Noumea (115,160)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 402 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Defending force 10100 troops, 197 guns, 123 vehicles, Assault Value = 423

Assaulting units:
II/84th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
2nd Marine Div /5
C Det USN Port Svc
3rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
1st RNZAF Base Force /1
2nd USN Naval Construction Battalion
II US Fighter Cmnd /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 27, 43
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ASW attack near Wewak at 98,118

Japanese Ships
DD Murakumo
APD Aoi
AK Nissyu Maru
AK Tatumiya Maru
AK Asakasan Maru
AK Amagisan Maru
DD Susuki

Allied Ships
SS Searaven, hits 6, heavy damage


SS Searaven launches 2 torpedoes at DD Murakumo
DD Murakumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Murakumo attacking submerged sub ....
DD Murakumo is out of ASW ammo
DD Murakumo fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Norfolk Island at 111,165

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Cassin
CL Nashville
CL St. Louis
DD Le Triomphant

SS RO-63 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Cassin
DD Le Triomphant attacking submerged sub ....
SS RO-63 eludes ASW attack from DD Le Triomphant
DD Cassin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koumac at 113,156

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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 3
A6M3a Zero x 58

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 94

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 7 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 3 destroyed, 28 damaged

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

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 90

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 3
A6M3a Zero x 20

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 27
SBD-3 Dauntless x 22

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 6 destroyed

Japanese Ships
MGB G-4
MGB G-5

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
452 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N 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 10000
Raid is overhead

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 28, 43
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Ground combat at Noumea (115,160)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 7224 troops, 186 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 427

Defending force 402 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Allied adjusted assault: 172

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 172 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Noumea !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
349 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1



Allied ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd Marine Division
II US Fighter Cmnd
1st RNZAF Base Force
2nd USN Naval Construction Battalion
3rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
C Det USN Port Svc

Defending units:
II/84th Naval Guard Unit

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Reinforcements: A few nice ships appearing including CL Oyodo, plus another fragment of a TB group that had been lost on the CVEs in the Aleutians. It will be used for ASW now in the critical area near Taiwan.

CL Oyodo arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
SC Ch 35 arrives at Hakodate
Zuiho-2/B arrives at Tokyo
SC CHa-53 arrives at Kagoshima


Ships Sunk: Possibly a few subs sunk.

SS Hoe
SS Seadragon

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Did you guys redo the turn?

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Did you guys redo the turn?


I'm just going to write up the next few days and go into that part. I know Jocke is a few days ahead with his post as he wanted to get some advice.

We did re-run the turn, and I'll post the original info plus the re-run results in just a bit.

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These few turns were exciting and active. Jocke saw the KB hanging around North of Koumac and other TFs moving into the area and deduced that I was launching a counter-invasion of New Caledonia. I had just removed all major troops from the area, (which had 2 divisions now in or en route to Burma), and the TFs were actually refueling the KB and a SCTF to support it. It has been holding just out of SBD range from Tanna to see what would happen next in the area.

SUBS: The Pogy found the KB but only got shots off at the DDs on the 1st.

SO PAC: The KB stayed in the area North of Koumac, moving each day within a four hex box and trying to stay in shallow waters to help protect against subs. The fields damage stayed high on Noumea during most of this time, only being repaired by Allied engineers by the 4th. On the 3rd a TF was attacked by a limited raid of Kates at 8 hexes. The CL Nashville and DDs evaded the bombs, shooting down one Kate. Another larger TF was sighted moving from the area around Fiji, but I wasn't sure if it would go to Tanna or all of the way to Noumea.

On the 4th it became clear early in the replay that major shipping had moved into the hex at Noumea as several search planes were shot down by CAP. The KB sent out a strike that got past most to the higher flying CAP and nailed 6 CVEs plus at least one CA. The CAP of 138 Wildcats plus 3 Corsairs barely touched the strike package on the way in, but mauled them after the battle, and on the day the IJNAF lost over 100 planes. The Allied strike was small, with only 12 Avengers escorted by about twice the number of Wildcats, and put two fish into Hiyo.

After the replay I was excited to find Hiyo had only 20 float and 12 system damage! We had lost a lot of planes but sunk at least 7 ships, 6 of them being CVEs. I was quite happy with that and sent the fleets back to Tulagi to replenish.

Jocke wrote after seeing the turn, and expressed his frustration at what he thinks might be a bug causing his supply not to unload at Noumea, thus reducing his CAP for the day. After some negotiation we re-ran the turn. He explained the situation to me and I realized it could have made a big difference, but neither of us know how much. I was very reluctant to do this at first, thinking that he had already placed his ships in a dangerous situation, and in a moment when he did not have to act at all. He had taken Noumea, I could not take it back. But I realized later that this was not his perception of the situation at all, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt eventually. This is a game and I don't want my opponent to feel cheated by the engine, I want him to be challenged by the game we're playing.

We re-ran the turn with only the units involved given orders. The second running was slightly different. Only three CVEs were sunk. Not many IJN planes were shot down. A LOT of Allied planes were lost in unescorted attacks.

We are now going to run the 'real' continuation re-run turn with all units given orders. I hope the results are not too different from this one. Especially in terms of his escorts, as 25 SBDs could cause a lot of pain to the KB. It's playing with fire a bit, but seems fair. I'll post later tonight on the results.

PACIFIC: Seattle was reconned and looks hittable, with only 67 fighters listed and 27 juicy ships in the port, but I'll retire now that he definitively knows what is in the mid-Pacific and can reinforce quickly.

BURMA: A few tank units were moving down the road from Akyab. I was just reinforcing Ramree Island with a 120 AV garrison, and wondered if he would peruse, but those are now turning around after a few days of bombing. Maybe a supply issue?

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 01, 43
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ASW attack near Belep Islands at 113,154

Japanese Ships
DD Asakaze
BB Mutsu
CA Takao
DD Yamakaze
DD Hayate
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Pogy

SS Pogy launches 2 torpedoes at DD Asakaze
Pogy diving deep ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Matsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Nadi at 125,163

Japanese Ships
SS I-27

Allied Ships
SC-520
SC-519
SC-638

Captain of SS I-27 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-27 diving deep ....
SC-638 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-638 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 3, 43
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 111,160

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 32
B5N2 Kate x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 8 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Nashville
DD Le Triomphant

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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TEST RUN AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 4, 43
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 112,154

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 56

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 22


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 16 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M3a Zero (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M3a Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M3a Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 112,154

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 54



Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 19
TBF-1 Avenger x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 6 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CV Junyo



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M3a Zero (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M3a Zero (12 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 115,160

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 43
B5N2 Kate x 55
D3A1 Val x 30
D4Y1 Judy x 13



Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 136
F4U-1 Corsair x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 5 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed, 19 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Altamaha, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Nassau, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVE Prince William, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

CA Salt Lake City
CLAA San Juan
CA Astoria
DD Stuart

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
11 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-60 with F4F-4 Wildcat (12 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-35 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-121 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 8 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-123 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 8 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-124 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 8 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-441 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 10 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 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Altamaha
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Nassau
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Prince William

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Well, the 'real' March 4th turn was a little more damaging for each of us, but luckily none of my ships were touched. I think it really helped that I dedicated the elite Shoho zero group to 100% CAP 0 hex distance. I also had LR CAP 80% from Ndeni, a group of 36 elite A6M3a, but looking at the report, it seems they did not take part in the day's battles.

SO PAC: The day began as it had the previous two run throughs with multiple search contacts beginning with at least ten sightings of Allied ships by the Vals, Judys and Jakes from the KB. The Allied planes found the KB slightly later, and only with 2 contacts. It was odd then that they got first strike this time, which made me sweat. Luckily it was only 12 Avengers escorted by 22 Wildcats. Since about 30 zeros were already in the air on CAP I thought they might punch through and wipe out the attack before the bombers got through, but they fell just short. All of the Wildcats were downed and the TBs made it through, but luckily scored no hits. Whew!

A few flights of Dauntless came through without escorts, as before, and were completely wiped out by the now 50 strong CAP. I think Jocke hurt his chances of offensive action by having too many planes on CAP.

Still in the morning phase our strike went in and got most attack planes through, scored good hits on at least 4 CVEs, sinking CVE Sangamon outright and leaving a few other smoldering wrecks. CLAA San Juan also got a torp and showed heavy damage later. The strike planes were devastated by the Wildcat CAP on the way out, and I thought there was again no way they would mount an afternoon strike, as they hadn't in the previous runs.

Low and behold, a good sized second strike was put together and nailed the coffin of the Nassau at least and maybe took out the Altamaha as well. On the day though 131 planes were lost for 63 of the Allies. I'll be doing a good amount of pilot training management for the next few days.

The KB and all other ships will return to Tulagi for replenishment. Noumea is now Allied territory and although this was a very successful turn in the end, it will take some time to recover KB air groups. The Allied strength will be too great in that area for any return to raid the supply lines soon. Battles will now focus on the New Hebrides and a great amount of effort will be put into Ndeni holding as long as possible. The recently arrived CD unit should be there tomorrow.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 4, 43
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 112,154

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 56


Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 22
TBF-1 Avenger x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 7 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak


Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CV Kaga
CV Junyo
CVL Shoho



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
2 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
2 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M3a Zero (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M3a Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 112,154

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 53



Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 9 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M3a Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M3a Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M3a Zero (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 112,154

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 50



Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 11 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M3a Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M3a Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M3a Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 115,160

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 43
B5N2 Kate x 55
D3A1 Val x 30
D4Y1 Judy x 13

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 152


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 13 destroyed, 19 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 6 destroyed, 9 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 6 destroyed, 2 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Prince William, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Altamaha, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Nassau, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CVE Chenango, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Suwannee, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Sangamon, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

CLAA San Juan, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Stuart
DD Mugford
DD Selfridge
CLAA San Diego, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-60 with F4F-4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-5F with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VMF-123 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-35 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-121 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 10 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-124 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 10 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Nassau
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Prince William
Massive explosion on CVE Prince William
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Suwannee
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Altamaha
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Altamaha
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Suwannee


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Belep Islands at 112,154

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 40



Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M3a Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M3a Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 60,43 , near Katha

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 17 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 115,160

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 38
B5N2 Kate x 42
D3A1 Val x 53
D4Y1 Judy x 12



Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 102


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 10 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 6 destroyed, 5 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 10 destroyed, 11 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Chenango, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Altamaha, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Nassau, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

CLAA San Juan, heavy damage
CA Canberra
CA Chester
AP President Polk, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC-637
CA Salt Lake City
CA Hawkins
DD Selfridge
DD Mugford
SC-643
DD Woodworth



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-60 with F4F-4 Wildcat (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 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-5F with F4F-4 Wildcat (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, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-123 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 16 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-35 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-124 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-121 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Chenango
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Altamaha
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Nassau


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Alliford Bay at 197,51

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 13
A6M5 Zero x 13
B5N2 Kate x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
YMS-130, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
YMS-129, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 8/22/2012 8:14:04 AM   
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Good job.

Even with heavy air loses you are still winner of that battle. Taking out of action 4 and maybe 6 CVE is good result. That mean when you engage him next time he will have 180 less planes in air. And that may be thin line between victory or disaster.

Remember without CVE he will have to give LCAP over invasion force from big CV and that mean less defending big ones or escorting offensive missions.

I not remember how his CV situation looks but you are in position to push him little more there :)


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Yes, this could leave him very limited in the CV/CVE area for the next several months. He has either 1 US CV, the Yorktown, or 0 if the reports are correct. Now he also has very few CVE left. I still haven't seen any British CVs during the entire game.

He has the LBA, troops and fast unloading ships to island hop through the New Hebrides and up toward the Solomons, but I hope I can make these moves costly at least. The 3 CVs that were scouting the Pacific will move back and rejoin the KB. Even massed LBA will have trouble breaking through the CAP on the 6 CV 4 CVL KB when supported by our own LBA.

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kudos for your defense.  you trade some dirt for some CV's ... that's the name of the game.  BANZAI!!!

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kudos for your defense.  you trade some dirt for some CV's ... that's the name of the game.  BANZAI!!!


Thanks Pax. That's the goal.

I'm actually eager to see what happens now farther up the islands, inside Netty range and within a day's sail for KB and surface forces.

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SUBS: The 5th and 6th were very busy under the water. As ships radiated back from the Noumea area they came into contact with the patrols set up to get in their way and pick off any injured vessels. I won't mention all of the contacts, but I'll put a bunch in the reports for perusal.

On the 15th first two Es and then the SCTF returning from the Koumac area run over and damage the Albacore. The sub lists heavy damage after the second attack.

On the 16th I-33 shoots 6 at the Neosho and all miss. The sub is then pounded by DCs and might not make it back with 72 float damage.

RO-65 takes out Gridley near Nadi. A nice catch.

On the 17th the Gudgeon working near the Chinese coast misses a big TK convoy, shooting two at an E before being forced to dive. No damage on the sub though.

PACIFIC: All TFs reach Adak, which quickly runs out of fuel. I now have to make large TFs to head back to the HI to get the ships refueled from xAKs that were in port.

BURMA: A few feinted movements from the Allied troops, but not much else. I wonder what he is waiting for to act? My forts are getting stronger and more troops are arriving in theater. The window is getting more narrow. But I may not know what other forces are moving on the other side of course.

SO PAC: The KB retired to Tulagi and the long process of hand-picking pilots began. For the KB I don't trust the auto-selection process. Another DB group also upgraded to the Judy on the Hiyo. I've sent Kaga and Shoho back for 4/43 upgrades and the Zuiho is moving past Truk on it's way back from Yokohama to take up position with the KB.

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ASW attack near Belep Islands at 112,148

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
CA Takao
DD Yamagumo
DD Oshio
DD Asashio
DD Hayate
DD Matsukaze
DD Asakaze

Allied Ships
SS Albacore, hits 5, heavy damage

SS Albacore is sighted by escort
Albacore diving deep ....
DD Hayate attacking submerged sub ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Asakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hayate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asakaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 06, 43
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ASW attack near Manus at 104,116

Japanese Ships
PB Kamitu Maru
PB Akagane Maru
AO Naruto
AO Hayamoto
xAK Montreal Maru
xAK Iburi Maru
xAK Toa Maru
DD Akikaze
DD Amatsukaze
DD Maikaze
PB Kogane Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-32, hits 1

SS S-32 is sighted by escort
S-32 diving deep ....
DD Akikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Amatsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amatsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Amatsukaze is out of ASW ammo
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Norfolk Island at 115,169

Japanese Ships
SS I-33, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
AO Neosho
CL Honolulu
CL Helena
DD Gillespie
DD Gansevoort
AO Suamico
AO Tappahanock
AO Guadalupe
AO Platte
AO Cimarron
AO Kaskaskia
DD Crane
DD Dewey

SS I-33 launches 6 torpedoes at AO Neosho
I-33 diving deep ....
DD Crane fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Nadi at 128,161

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Gridley, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP President Buchanan
xAP President Fillmore
DD Henley



SS RO-65 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Gridley
RO-65 diving deep ....
DD Henley attacking submerged sub ....
DD Henley attacking submerged sub ....
DD Henley is out of ASW ammo
DD Henley is out of ASW ammo
DD Henley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Henley fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Henley fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Anatom at 123,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-174

Allied Ships
DD DeHaven
CL Cleveland
DD Conway
DD Nicholas
DD LaVallette
DD Jenkins



SS I-174 launches 2 torpedoes at DD DeHaven
I-174 diving deep ....
DD Nicholas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD LaVallette fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Nadi at 128,161

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65

Allied Ships
DD Henley
xAP President Tyler
xAP President Fillmore

SS RO-65 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Henley
RO-65 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 41

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon, hits 2

SS Gudgeon launches 2 torpedoes
SC Ch 41 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 41 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Mare' at 117,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-123

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis
CL Nashville
DD Reid
DD Le Triomphant
DD Cassin

SS I-123 launches 4 torpedoes at CL St. Louis
I-123 diving deep ....
DD Le Triomphant fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cassin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Le Triomphant fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cassin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Sub attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 98,60

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio
DD Hayashio

Allied Ships
SS Grayling, hits 2

SS Grayling launches 2 torpedoes at DD Oyashio
DD Hayashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oyashio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oyashio is out of ASW ammo
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oyashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: The B6N2 advances. Engines are helping this one go fast. I almost wonder whether I should build the early model with it's unique engine. I will, but I have to rebuild a factory for the Ha-44 as I forgot to have one going before the plane was ready. Ooops. Now it'll be another few weeks before they start coming off the assembly lines.

The first Oscars IIb are entering units! Yes. I know it's not that much cause for celebration, but the 2 x 250kg bombs will be useful once the Allies get troops in the clear in Burma.

Aircraft B6N2 Jill advances R&D
26th Sentai Det B converting to Ki-43-IIb Oscar


Ships Sunk: Sinking sounds were heard just after the Gridley hit. Good thing I'm not playing Cuttlefish. Where is that AAR anyway?

DD Gridley is reported to have been sunk near Nadi on Mar 06, 1943
TK Eidsvold is reported to have been sunk near Suva on Oct 06, 1942
YP-95 is reported to have been sunk near Sitkinak Island on Jan 18, 1943

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Your subs can make it expensive for Jocke to bring in follow up forces Noumea, but the Allied ASW is getting tougher to defeat. So, the question will be how many subs are you willing to lose in the So Pacific??

When is Mr George due?? I would send a lot of them to the So Pacific to fend off the mass of B-24s that should be headed for your AFs to close them down. As an Allied player, I would close down as many AFs as possible and then use the re-built air groups from the sunken CVs to try to make it costly for you to send in KB to intervene.

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Here is a map of the area South of the Solomons. Jocke now controls Southern New Caledonia, and will have the Northern part whenever he wants to walk up and take it. This will give him good bases to begin building to hit the Southern Solomons and Ndeni with 4Es. I'm not looking forward to that. I will need to move the primary fleet base up the chain to Shortlands and begin to develop Kaveing as a secondary naval base in the area.

The George will arrive sometime in June/July dependent on the rest of the R n D reparing. One 30 sized factory is now producing. The other two are at 24 (6) and 5 (25). The Tony Iic should be available around the same time, and I might make a few for point defense. The only other fighter that could help is the Jack, but I'll not produce the first variant and wait for the later models. The Tojo IIc won't be producing until maybe October 43.

About 7-10 subs work the area between Sydney, Auckland, Noumea and Fiji at a given time. A bunch more are waiting in Tulagi until the action gets closer to air patrols and coordination becomes more possible.

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Efate and Luganville will most likely be the next Allied targets. They are flattened 3-4 times a week by 4E raids, and each only has 15 AV in it! I'm surprised they are still in Japanese hands.
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The situation is stable in Burma. The Allied stack near Katha has not moved since the incursion in spite of several threatened movements. No bombing runs have hit katha or other bases for over a week and Katha's forts are at 5.51 and growing. The 3rd Tank division is moving to the area and is ready to reinforce or join the 1750 AV at Katha to move in behind Allied troops should a move toward Schebo occur.

Several new fighter units have moved in and operate from bases strengthened by the addition of an Air HQ and 7 new base forces that arrived last month.

The IJAAF bomber forces make on ly limited raids at this point until the Allied troops are farther from their cover and either in the clear or threatening a base.

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A small amount of oil is still being produced in Magwe, which when it's refined both provides supply and fuel for fleet operations in the area from Rangoon.
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Hi Erik,

I haven't been commenting much, but still following your AAR. Well written and a good read. I try to concentrate on your actions more so than Jocke's for obvious reasons. How has China changed your defence? With taking it pretty much out are you freeing up as many units as you had hoped for strengthening your Pacific holdings?

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Hi Erik,

I haven't been commenting much, but still following your AAR. Well written and a good read. I try to concentrate on your actions more so than Jocke's for obvious reasons. How has China changed your defence? With taking it pretty much out are you freeing up as many units as you had hoped for strengthening your Pacific holdings?


Thanks Joseph. Glad you're still stopping by.

When China was on its last legs we had some discussions about how it should always be a threat. Jocke's main focus was where all of those Chinese units would go and what that would mean for the rest of the game. While neither of us are strictly historical players, we did agree to playa a historically 'plausible' game for the most part. I realized that the IJA would never leave China in any real scenario. There would have to be a big presence. Because I feel the ease of conquering China is actually a flaw of game design (addressed somewhat by the stacking limits in the babes, although this doesn't limit constant pressure from the air force) it seemed like a better idea to keep a good amount of troops in China to approximate what might have actually happened had the Japanese come close to conquering China.

So, I have moved a few units out, but not many. The biggest boon is having the mountains secure. This means a good amount of supply can flow between China and Burma, and Northern Burma can be supported more easily. Also, it'll be tough to conquer the mountain fortresses to free supply lines into China.

In the Pacific, only a few units of the IJA have moved to support he IJN troops. More will come, but it will take a while and many will be coming from Manchuria, not China proper.

PS - A good amount of air forces not under China command have left the area as well. This does help with ASW and should be useful in Burma eventually, once Jocke moves troops to areas farther from his fighters and into clear hexes.

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Stacking limits are, imho, a real game changer. China can be defended if you set up your defences properly, imho... same goes for japanese Burma in 1943/44... for sure the side with more firepower would eventually win, but if you have to keep your attacking forces below a certain limit (mostly in China the limit is 40/50k men, which means not more than 3 IJA divisions + some support troops), then it will be more a war of movement than a war of brutal force.


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SUBS: Lots more follow-up sub action in the South Pacific, and a bit more near China. For the first time in forever an IJN ASW destroyer is hit by a torp. The Greenling hits Yayoi, but close enough to Pescadores that the ship will be in the yards tomorrow and should be back in a week.

CM Itsukushima is nailed on the 10th while transporting supplies to the SW coast of OZ. She goes down like a rock.

On the 11th xAK Toei Maru is lost to Gudgeon near the HI.

SW Australia: A contingent of troops looks to be moving from Geraldton toward the west and Carnarvon. It is listed as 42k with a good number of vehicles and guns. I do believe there is a fight on our hands. Supply and an Army HQ is sent to Carnarvon, and abombardment TF with 2 BBs and a CA departs from Soerabaja and steams to the area. The Allied troops will be slightly vulnerable moving dow the coastline, especially as they near Carnarvon on a long supply line. The Taiyo, our last CVE remaining, will join in with 10 Kates and 14 zeros to provide some air support on the water assisted by the 80 fighters at Exmouth and Carnarvon. Bettys are still at Exmouth and 27 Helens will also move in.

BURMA: Not much happening. The Allied stack is still listed as moving to the South, off of the rail. Not sure if this will really happen. I will sit tight and see. Forts are up to 5.63 at Katha.

SO PAC: The KB can only be called mini now with so many ships sent North to refit and repair. It is Junyo, Hiyo, Ryujo, Zuiho and Ryuho. They will reload and move to patrol at Ndeni to be ready for any quick invasions up the islands. Thankfully a big shipment of fuel just arrived at Tulagi.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 09, 43
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ASW attack near Anatom at 124,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-29, hits 2

Allied Ships
APD John D. Edwards
APD Little
APD Bulmer
APD Barker
APD Sands
APD Humphreys
APD Brooks
APD Kilty

SS I-29 launches 2 torpedoes at APD John D. Edwards
APD Sands fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Brooks fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Kilty attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Nadi at 125,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-30, hits 1

Allied Ships
APD Brooks
APD Little
APD Bulmer
APD Barker
APD Sands
APD Humphreys
APD Kilty


SS I-30 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Brooks
I-30 diving deep ....
APD Sands fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Takao at 83,65

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Satsuki

Allied Ships
SS Greenling

SS Greenling launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yayoi
Greenling diving deep ....
DD Satsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Satsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Satsuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Satsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Satsuki is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

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Submarine attack near Norfolk Island at 113,169

Japanese Ships
SS RO-67

Allied Ships
AP Barnett, Torpedo hits 1

AP Barnett is sighted by SS RO-67
SS RO-67 launches 6 torpedoes at AP Barnett

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ASW attack near Hengchun at 84,68

Japanese Ships
DD Shiranui
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS Tuna

SS Tuna is located by DD Shiranui
Tuna diving deep ....
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 10, 43
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ASW attack near Exmouth at 54,119

Japanese Ships
CM Itsukushima, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
AK Sakito Maru
AK Hirokawa Maru
E W-9

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 1

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

SS O19 launches 4 torpedoes at CM Itsukushima
O19 diving deep ....
E W-9 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-9 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-9 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 11, 43
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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59

Japanese Ships
xAK Toei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Kinsyo Maru
PB Seikyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon

SS Gudgeon launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Toei Maru
Gudgeon diving deep ....
PB Seikyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Seikyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Kume-jima at 93,63

Japanese Ships
DD Makigumo
DD Hayashio

Allied Ships
SS Pompon


SS Pompon launches 2 torpedoes at DD Makigumo DUD
Pompon diving deep ....
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Anatom at 124,159

Japanese Ships
SS I-30, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Ellet
DD Nepal
DD Arrow

SS I-30 is located by DD Ellet
I-30 diving deep ....
DD Nepal attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nepal cannot reach attack position over SS I-30
DD Arrow fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Iriomote at 90,63

Japanese Ships
DD Akigumo
DD Hayashio

Allied Ships
SS Pompon, hits 1

SS Pompon launches 2 torpedoes at DD Akigumo DUD
Pompon diving deep ....
DD Hayashio is out of ASW ammo
DD Hayashio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: For the first time in a while newly arrived ships outnumber those lost.

xAK Tsuruha Maru arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
xAK Akitsushima Maru arrives at Tokyo
TK Palembang Maru arrives at Maizuru
TK Komaki Maru arrives at Taichu
TK Kotai Maru arrives at Fukuoka
61st Division Engineer Battalion arrives at Utsonomiya


Losses: I'm working hard on ASW, but still ships will be sunk.

CM Itsukushima
xAK Toei Maru


Miracles: I've had a few of these recently. Tricky pilots.

Pilot Nagashima A. is reported as to have escaped capture
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SUBS: One of our damaged subs, I-33, is hit by S-27 on its slow path back to Tulagi, and is sunk.

The Hake nails TK Arita Maru with 2 torps near Daito Shoto. The air search and ASW that blankets this area doesn't seem to be lessening the number of attacks on shipping here.

West OZ: Troops near Geraldton are confirmed as bad news. The 3rd Australian division is among them.

PACIFIC: On the 13th and 14th at Efate 4E strikes hit the SNLF Coy there and nearly wipe out the unit. It's too bad the game allows this to happen. There's virtually no way an air strike of this kind could have destroyed full units this small hidden in jungle territory and dug in (with level 3 forts) in two days of bombing runs. It'll be even more distressing of course when entire divisions are disabled, as will surely be the case. Oh well.

BURMA: Allied troops still appear to be moving away from our positions back into the jungles.

SO PAC: Nothing much is happening now as a few ships are spotted moving around Tanna and Noumea, but no threats to Efate or Luganville have yet materialized. Anatom is still in our possession as well.


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Sub vs Sub: SS S-27 attacking SS I-33 at 118,153 - near Efate

Japanese Ships
SS I-33, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-27

SS S-27 launches 2 torpedoes at 3,000 yards

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Morning Air attack on 1st Indpt SNLF Coy , at 120,154 (Efate)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 53
B-24D Liberator x 63
B-24D1 Liberator x 11


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 14, 43
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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Australian Division, at 49,138 , near Geraldton

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 28
G4M1 Betty x 20



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 1st Indpt SNLF Coy , at 120,154 (Efate)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 51
B-24D Liberator x 63
B-24D1 Liberator x 10


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR March 15, 43
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Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 101,68

Japanese Ships
TK Arita Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Nitiran Maru
AK Tatutaki Maru
AK Kogyo Maru
AK Asakaze Maru
xAK Tatuharu Maru
DD Oboro
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
SS Hake, hits 1

SS Hake launches 4 torpedoes at TK Arita Maru
DD Oboro fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oboro attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oboro fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: Quite a few new escorts are arriving as well as a few new TKs. The Burma Area Army will move in to Mandalay to join the Southern HQ there. The Southern may be moved to Java after the current crisis is finished if the Allied troops are in fact retreating back to their lines on the other side of the jungle.

Soryu-2 arrives at Tokyo
63rd JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo
AM Wa 104 arrives at Tokyo
E W-25 arrives at Tokyo
E W-26 arrives at Tokyo
TK Ryuei Maru arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
SC CHa-54 arrives at Hakodate
TK Otowasan Maru arrives at Fukuoka
Burma Area Army arrives at Rangoon


Losses: The I-33 is another good Glen sub lost to enemy ASW efforts. Also, the 14 knot TK Arita Maru will be missed.

Loss of SS I-33 on Mar 13, 1943 is admitted
Loss of TK Arita Maru on Mar 15, 1943 is admitted


Ships Sunk: A few older sinking reports come in. These seem to be more accurate than the current ones.

DD Jarvis is reported to have been sunk near Ambrym on Dec 11, 1942
CM Oglala is reported to have been sunk near Suva on Oct 14, 1942


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A lot of these are coming through now, which is really helping me catch up moving fuel from Singapore up to the HI. I had thought the overland route might work, but that hasn't happened.
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SUBS: S-27 shoots at our SCTF in So Pac and misses, then takes 5 damaging hits. Enough to send it home hopefully.

On the 18th Ryujo is hit by S-33. This is the 4th successful submarine attack on an IJN CV during the war. Luckily, again, it was only one exploding torp and the ship is not in immediate danger. Ryujo has 34 float damage, 12 engine and 13 system damage and will move to Tulagi and then back to the HI. Several ASW TFs will sweep the area.

JPC: Rogue Chinese units were hit hard on the 17th and again on the 19th. Jocke had not moved these into the protected area and so the IJA dealt with them as treaty breakers, but will take no further action to punish KMT forces within the Chungking plain area.

West OZ: Helens brought in to hit Allied troops near Geraldton

BURMA: Nothing happening. Still movement shown away from our lines by the Allied stack.

SO PAC: The hit on Ryujo means that the mini-KB will be forced to move back to Tulagi. I'll begin preparations to use Shortlands, Kaveing and Rabaul as main fleet bases. The AR and other support ships at Tulagi are becoming vulnerable to 4E raids as islands to the South become occupied by the Allied forces. I'm thinking this should go to Shortlands for now and later to Kavieng. This will mean longer distance to travel for injured subs and surface ships.

Ontong Java will be out of range for some time and I may use this base for sub ops and other fleet resupply shortly. I must make a choice about where to place the 4th Fleet though as it also allows torp usage by Netties.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 17, 43
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ASW attack near Utupua at 121,144

Japanese Ships
DD Tanikaze
CA Takao
CS Chiyoda
DD Natsugumo
DD Asashio
DD Yugure
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-27, hits 5

SS S-27 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Tanikaze
S-27 bottoming out ....
DD Yugure fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Hengchun at 85,68

Japanese Ships
DD Uzuki
DD Satsuki

Allied Ships
SS Tuna, hits 1

SS Tuna launches 2 torpedoes at DD Uzuki
Tuna diving deep ....
DD Satsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Satsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Satsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Satsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Satsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Satsuki is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub
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Ground combat at 70,48 (near Kunming)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 12767 troops, 104 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 464

Defending force 898 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 458

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 458 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
545 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 51 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1
Units destroyed 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
39th Division

Defending units:
NCAC
5th Chinese Corps


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Ground combat at Koumac (113,156)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4421 troops, 98 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 147

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

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 143

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 143 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Koumac !!!

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Marine/A Division

Defending units:
52nd JNAF AF Unit /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 18, 43
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Sub attack near Utupua at 121,144

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Torpedo hits 1
CA Takao
CS Chiyoda
DD Natsugumo
DD Asashio
DD Tanikaze
DD Yugure
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-33, hits 12

SS S-33 launches 4 torpedoes at CVL Ryujo
S-33 bottoming out ....
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kawakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yugure attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 19, 43
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Naval bombardment of Geraldton at 49,138 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago

Allied ground losses:
336 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Haruna
BB Haruna firing at 7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at BB Haruna
BB Kongo firing at 3rd Australian Division
CA Chokai firing at 7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CA Chokai
CA Atago firing at 3rd Australian Division
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Ground combat at 71,48 (near Kunming)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Defending force 500 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 40

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 40 to 1

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


Allied ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
5th Chinese Corps

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 20, 43
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 19
Wellington Ic x 23
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 37

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 3 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 5
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-26 Marauder x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 3 damaged

Oil hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Wellington Ic bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 5

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 4

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 5

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Sub attack near Nago at 95,62

Japanese Ships
DD Akebono
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
SS Tinosa, hits 4

SS Tinosa launches 2 torpedoes at DD Akebono
DD Ushio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akebono attacking submerged sub ....

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Morning Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 34
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 16
B-24D Liberator x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 9 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 7 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 5 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-I Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 5 destroyed, 8 damaged
Liberator II: 1 destroyed by flak

B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Liberator II bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 7 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 between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes

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Reinforcements: Some single plane Jake units are coming in from lost CLs. I will enlarge and use them on existing and newly converted AVs in an ASW role with TK convoys.

Aircraft Ki-43-IIIa Oscar advances R&D
Isuzu-1 arrives at Tokyo
Tama-1 arrives at Tokyo


Losses: None.

Ships Sunk: Or not.

Previous report of sinking of CA Northampton incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Thresher incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS S-46 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS KXVII incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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I'm beginning to train some fighter pilots in low ground attack skills. The new Oscars and the Nicks will eventually see dual trained pilots and will supplement the 2E bombers to help hold back the tide. I'll train some low naval skill fighter pilots as well to experiment in the Pacific with using Oscars to help thwart invasions. With their long range they could be useful in that role. If not the pilots will surely make decent kamikazes in a few years.
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I had thought the overland route might work, but that hasn't happened.

sorry to hear .. not even to PA? Very surprising.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert
I had thought the overland route might work, but that hasn't happened.

sorry to hear .. not even to PA? Very surprising.


I'm not even getting it to Saigon.

Earlier I was very diligent about having TKs constantly loading and not basing ships at Singapore, etc. All of the tricks you had mentioned and that I'd heard from others. It never really worked for me.

The other distressing thing is that bases in China seemed to be pulling from Port Arthur. That's when I decided I had to start shipping in earnest from Singapore or some bad things were going to develop. I'm still playing a bit of catch-up now, but there are several massive 100k fuel convoys moving plus many smaller ones. Also, any ships bringing supplies or troops come back with fuel.

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