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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 9/6/2012 8:32:32 PM   
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ORIGINAL: SqzMyLemon

Glad to hear you had a good time in New York. I'm hoping to get out that way at some point.

How many Ha-34's are you producing a month and have you had any trouble stockpiling engines. With Sally production halted, how many Ha-32's do you now produce? I'm guessing you're still needing them for the Betty?

With PDU on I'm just trying to gage my numbers so I don't over/under produce. With PDU off I had to produce a little of everything so it wasn't a concern. I want to avoid any production mistakes that require HI and supply to fix.


So, I am making 350 Ha-34 to use with my 95 Helens (180 Ha-34) and 140 Tojos a month. Obviously this is not enough for engines to keep up with the plane factories and build enough surplus to get the 500 engine bonus for R n D. Since these are the only planes that use this engine I've decided to not worry about the bonus and just make enough. There are 245 in my Ha-34 pools now.

I've just shut Helens off for a while as there are 160 in the pool now. I have about 70 Tojos, but I can go through those pretty fast, so I'll leave that on regardless until the Tony Id and the Frank appear.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 9/6/2012 9:52:42 PM   
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21 - 24 March 1943
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SUBS: Our subs get a rare hit on something, sinking an xAK, the Norweigen Herstein, near Anatom. I-123 takes 7 tough hits and has 65 flood damage, so it'll be lucky to make it back to Tulagi. Near the Chinese coast o the 23rd the USS Hake takes a shot at two DDs but gets slammed for it's efforts, listing 'heavy damage' after the attack.

West OZ: The bombing runs against the Allied stack in OZ got umped on the 21st. The sweep didn't fly of course on the one turn when I needed it. For the day about 20 bombers and 18 A6M3a lost. Yuck.

On the 23rd a big 4E attack took a pounding while hitting the fields at Carnarvon and Exmouth. They were flying low enough to get tangled in the barrage balloons, and between that and the flak 20 of the beasts went down on the day.

BURMA: Still no air raids lately and the Alied troops are still heading back to their part of Burma.

SO PAC: The Junyo becomes the second CV in a week to be hit by a sub-launched torpedo. On the 24th the Pogy snuck into the Ndeni area and sent one fish into her causing 28 flood damage. The ship is luckily not in danger. Pogy took several hits but Jocke assured me the sub was just fine.

The Ryujo made it safely back to Tulagi and is being patched up, and Junyo will follow. At least they are going to be heading back to get they 4/43 upgrades on time. Radar!

Still no moves to the North or on Anatom.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 21, 43
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Sub attack near Anatom at 122,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-123, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships
xAK Herstein, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Lardner

SS I-123 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Herstein
I-123 diving deep ....
DD Lardner fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lardner attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lardner fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Morning Air attack on 5th Australian Division, at 49,138 , near Geraldton

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 16
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 25


Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 11
P-40K Warhawk x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 9 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 6 destroyed, 6 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


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


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
12th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 11 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
318th FG/19th FS with P-40K Warhawk (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
18th FG/44th FS with P-40K Warhawk (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 53rd Australian Lt AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 5th Australian Division ...
Also attacking 53rd Australian Lt AA Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 5th Australian Division, at 49,138 , near Geraldton

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 16
G4M1 Betty x 15



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 7
P-40K Warhawk x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 4 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed


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


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

CAP engaged:
12th FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 18000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 141 minutes
318th FG/19th FS with P-40K Warhawk (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 63 minutes
18th FG/44th 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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 146 minutes

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 22, 43
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Night Naval bombardment of Geraldton at 49,138

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago

Allied ground losses:
223 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 19 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Haruna
BB Haruna firing at 3rd Australian Division
BB Kongo firing at 3rd Australian Division
CA Chokai firing at 3rd Army Tank Brigade
CA Atago firing at 3rd Australian Division

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ASW attack near Nadi at 125,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-30, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Nepal
DD Arrow

SS I-30 is sighted by escort
DD Nepal fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arrow fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nepal attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nepal fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 23, 43
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Sub attack near Hengchun at 84,68

Japanese Ships
DD Kisaragi
DD Uzuki

Allied Ships
SS Hake, hits 5, heavy damage



SS Hake launches 2 torpedoes at DD Kisaragi
DD Uzuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Uzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Uzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Carnarvon , at 49,133

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 12
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 35
B-24D1 Liberator x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 6 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

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


Airbase hits 49
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 90

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Hudson I bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Exmouth , at 50,129

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 14


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 41


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed, 13 damaged
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 destroyed on ground
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 22
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 1

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

CAP engaged:
Kamikawa Maru-2 with A6M3a Zero (2 airborne, 1 on standby, 11 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Carnarvon , at 49,133

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 16


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 7 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 14
Runway hits 15

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

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Morning Air attack on Carnarvon , at 49,133

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

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

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Morning Air attack on Carnarvon , at 49,133

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 16

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

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Morning Air attack on Carnarvon , at 49,133

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6

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


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 24, 43
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Sub attack near Ndeni at 120,143

Japanese Ships
CV Junyo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Yamashiro
BB Yamato
CA Takao
CLAA Tenryu
CS Chiyoda
DD Asashio
DD Tanikaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
SS Pogy, hits 5

Fuel storage explosion on CV Junyo
SS Pogy launches 6 torpedoes at CV Junyo
Pogy bottoming out ....
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...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Ndeni at 120,143

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-15
SC CHa-14
TK Moji Maru
PB Kunitu Maru
PB Nikkai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pogy, hits 3

SS Pogy is sighted by escort
PB Kunitu Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kunitu Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: Nice that the better Es with 6 ASW value are starting to appear. They will really help I'm sure.

Aircraft J2M2 Jack advances R&D
E Matsuwa arrives at Tokyo
Kuma-1 arrives at Tokyo
31st Mountain Gun Regiment arrives at Shanghai
31st Tankette Co arrives at Shanghai
31st Engineer Regiment arrives at Shanghai


Losses: None.

Ships Sunk: The S-41 sinking looks actually plausible. Of course a bunch come off of the list as well.

xAK Herstein is reported to have been sunk near Anatom on Mar 21, 1943
SS S-41 is reported to have been sunk near Stewart Island on Jan 09, 1943
Previous report of sinking of CL Danae incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of CL Leander incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS S-35 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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M/S Herstein. A Norwegian ship in the South Pacific. In the war she was sunk at Port Moresby by Vals in early 1942. Here is an interesting account.
http://www.warsailors.com/singleships/herstein.html

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 9/8/2012 4:03:23 PM   
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SUBS: About the only action going on lately is under the water. There are several sub contacts per turn, but few have resulted in anything other than DC attacks lately. That is a good thing, as the Allies are initiating most of the attacks. Several Allied subs were hit well during this week, but the main thing is that no tankers or other impotent ships were lost.

In the DEI the O19 comes up twice to try for a small resource convoy from Macassar to Soerabaja and gets spanked on the second try, showing 'heavy damage' after the attack. I'm trying to flood critical zones with worthless ships moving resources and supplies to take some of the hits that might otherwise fall on the more valuable tankers. I've started building the really small 9 knot transports again for this purpose.

HOME ISLANDS: The Shoho, Kaga and Akagi are all back in Yokohama for refits. The Junyo and Ryujo will follow soon once they have repaired system and minor damage in Tulagi from the sub torpedo hits of last week.

Several new support vessels are approaching completion, including a few new ARs. I've only been using two of these, and really one is getting the brunt of the work in Tulagi. Some new AVs are also about to come online which will do ASW work with tanker convoys as soon as they are ready.

BURMA: All quiet. It's eerie but that's good, especially since all of the bases are working on their forts, many approaching level 6.

One question: when a base goes to level 6 the forts area turns red. Does this simply indicate that the supply drain will increase with further fort building, or does it signify something else? I've only built two bases to this point and tried to continue. At Kunming it reached 6 and when I kept it building, the forts turned white again as they grew. At Katha when I tried to keep it going, the forts stayed red even though it reached 6.02 before turning it off.

SO PAC: There seems to be a lot of jockeying around in the Allied sectors between Suva and Noumea. A few subs are plying these waters, but most are sitting in the Solomons awaiting the next big push. Noumea is showing a good number of ships in port and 90 fighters guarding the base.

Still no move to take a vacant Efate or the base at Anatom inhabited by only the motorized units that could not be evacuated.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 26, 43
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Sub attack near Ndeni at 120,143

Japanese Ships
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsuharu
DD Mochizuki
DD Yugure

Allied Ships
SS S-31, hits 8



SS S-31 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Wakaba
S-31 bottoming out ....
DD Mochizuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yugure attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Anatom at 121,160

Japanese Ships
SS I-29, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Gillespie

SS I-29 is sighted by escort
DD Gillespie fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Gillespie attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 27, 43
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Sub attack near Catbalogan at 81,84

Japanese Ships
PB Sonan Maru #5
PB Shuko Maru #2
TK Hachijin Maru
TK Amakusa Maru
TK Urato Maru
TK Azuchisan Maru
TK Fukko Maru
PB Takuna Maru #7
PB Showa Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS Scorpion

SS Scorpion launches 2 torpedoes at PB Sonan Maru #5
Scorpion bottoming out ....
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Showa Maru #5 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 28, 43
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ASW attack near Donggala at 67,97

Japanese Ships
PB Shonan Maru #2
PB Toshi Maru #3
TK San Luis Maru
TK Ogura Maru #3
TK Ogura Maru #2
TK Nihon Maru
E Shirataka
E W-13

Allied Ships
SS Seal, hits 3

SS Seal is sighted by escort
Seal diving deep ....
E Shirataka fails to find sub and abandons search
E W-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-13 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Madjene at 62,103

Japanese Ships
xAK Heito Maru
xAK Takao Maru
PB Shosei Maru

Allied Ships
SS O19

SS O19 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Heito Maru
O19 bottoming out ....
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Madjene at 62,103

Japanese Ships
xAK Takao Maru
xAK Heito Maru
PB Shosei Maru

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 5, heavy damage

SS O19 is sighted by escort
PB Shosei Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Shosei Maru is out of ASW ammo
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shosei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 30, 43
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ASW attack near Victoria Point at 48,65

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 32
SC Ch 4
APD Nadakaze
AK Kotoku Maru
AK Onoe Maru
AK Yamazato Maru
AK Tatuwa Maru
xAK Johore Maru
xAK Yamaura Maru
xAK Kinugawa Maru
DD Nokaze
E Yaeyama

Allied Ships
SS Truant

SS Truant is sighted by escort
Truant diving deep ....
DD Nokaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nokaze cannot reach attack position over SS Truant
DD Nokaze cannot establish contact with SS Truant
DD Nokaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nokaze cannot establish contact with SS Truant
SS Truant eludes ASW attack from DD Nokaze
DD Nokaze cannot establish contact with SS Truant
DD Nokaze loses contact with SS Truant
DD Nokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: Lots of great new escorts and destroyers. Also one more SNLF that will go to Munda. I still need a lot of infantry to fill in behind the Tulagi/Lunga area up the Solomons and on the North side of New Guinea.

Two of the accelerated Unryus will be arriving next week! The Amagi carries D4Y3 Judys, which have 7/8 hex range. That means the 8 hex strike will have a bit more firepower soon. The actual R n D date for that plane is quite far off, most likely in the very late part of 43.


952 Ku T-1 arrives at Tokyo
E Sado arrives at Tokyo
DD Tamanami arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
SC CHa-55 arrives at Okayama
DD Niizuki arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
SC Ch 40 arrives at Fukuyama
Sasebo 7th SNLF arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
Takao Naval Base Force arrives at Takao

Aircraft D4Y2 Judy advances R&D
Aircraft N1K1 Rex advances R&D


Losses: None!

Ships Sunk: The CVE was pretty much known, but still good to confirm.

Previous report of sinking of SS Wahoo incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
CVE Chenango is reported to have been sunk near Noumea on Mar 07, 1943
xAK Zannis Cambanis is reported to have been sunk near Albany on Oct 06, 1942

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I can't wait to have more of these. The D4Y3 Judy.
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SUBS: Truant continues to be a true pain, and on the 3rd hit two convoys! This with ASW air within 3 hexes and a lot of escort protection in both convoys. One loss is an xAP. The farther on the game goes the less need the Japanese have for these ships, so I'm not crying too much. On the 4th one of our resupply ships, the AK Sakito Maru was sunk by the Snook off of Exmouth.

RECON: One thing I'm loving about '43 is the plethora of LR recon options I now have. I know the Allies get even better, and I'm trying to react to DL rises wherever I see them.

Our forces have been able to peek deep into India and across to Ceylon. There are some interesting discoveries I'll elaborate on in the next post. Until it gets closer to me being able to act I don't want to get too excited.

In the Pacific I can now keep close tabs on Suva, the new use of Noumea and Koumac, and what is coming up the New Hebrides. I also am noticing Jocke digging in to the rear areas on Northern New Guinea, looking at Kaveing, Rabaul, and all up the Solomons. This is disconcerting. I had planned to build up Kaveing as the next big fleet base as Tulagi is too close to 4E range now. Instead I think it prudent to go traditional and I'll begin using Truk as my 'forward' fleet base from now on. I've already seen what 4Es can do on a port strike, and luckily I only lost support ships previously. I'm not interested in seeing what would happen with a base full of CVs, BBs, CAs, etc.

In the deep Pacific I can also keep a good watch on Christmas Island and several other potential staging points for attacks in the Central Pacific. This could give the KB time to react.

BURMA: Some of Jocke's retreating units showed up one hex from Schwebo. I was going to plaster them but thought maybe I should sweep first. It turns out this was an unexpected movement, maybe a bug, and Jocke asked me to not wipe them out. So I swept and got a nice reading of what they are, but let them be to continue moving away from our positions. At least this confirms that he is indeed retreating for the time being. I wonder if the constant bombing and heavy flak took it's toll on supply, or if he realized he still didn't have enough to break through. Either way, a small victory without any blood shed.

SO PAC: It looks like about 140 ships are in Noumea. Only 90 fighters are protecting the base. Enough, but not quite the 250 that were over Suva. Suva now only has 16 fighters, but still has a full port. If this stays the same there may be a raid in the near future once the main fleet CVs have finished upgrading. With two new ones arriving, we should have enough again to hold off even very strong LBA.

A strong attack of almost 200 4E hit Port Moresby on the 6th. This is the first major attack on this base during the war. It is well dug in and has decent flak with radar, plus one 42 plane Tojo group. This proved a good defense, along with a fortunate thunderstorm that day. A few too many Tojos were shot down in the air for my liking, losing 7 on the day plus a few on the ground. Overall though the Allies took greater losses and didn't accomplish much. Over 20 4Es were lost on the day, plus 3 Hudsons. The airfield is still wide open with 56 damage and 45 damage to the air support. Several other groups will move in to supplant the Tojos, which are 2/3 damaged and grounded. Nicks wil base in Buna and A6M5 in Salamua. A group of 27 Oscar IIb are in Milne Bay.

I'm not sure why no sweeps preceded this attack. In the future we'll have to get a more balanced layered CAP here, because next time everything will come I'm sure.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 03, 43
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Sub attack near Victoria Point at 50,64

Japanese Ships
xAK Tamashima Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AK Kosei Maru
AK Koei Maru
AK Keisyo Maru
xAK Kasagi Maru
xAK Taifuku Maru
PB Teimei Maru

Allied Ships
SS Truant

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

SS Truant launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tamashima Maru
Truant diving deep ....
PB Teimei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Teimei Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Teimei Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 04, 43
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Sub attack near Victoria Point at 50,64

Japanese Ships
xAP Dairen Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC Ch 2
AK Kaga Maru
AK Sado Maru
xAP Kashima Maru
xAK Hokkai Maru
xAK Katuragi Maru
xAK Aratama Maru
E Manazuru
SC Ch 10
SC Ch 8

Allied Ships
SS Truant

SS Truant launches 4 torpedoes at xAP Dairen Maru
E Manazuru fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 10 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 06, 43
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 9
B-17E Fortress x 65
B-24D Liberator x 34
B-24D1 Liberator x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 51

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 28 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 36

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 15
LB-30 Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-56 Thalia: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 destroyed, 6 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 28 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 128 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9


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

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 12

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 8

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

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 6 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7



Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
LB-30 Liberator: 8 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 108 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes

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Reinforcements: A few of the sunk CV plane groups are arriving back now. These will move immediately to the South Pacific area to shore up some weak points. These are coming intact and with great pilots as well. A real boon.

The D51Y is advancing well in R n D. It is on the Val line, and thus I could upgrade the factory with no damage and begin researching in April 42. This plane was designed as wood frame Val, and carries an 800kg bomb. Not a bad kamikaze, and if it arrives as early as 1/45, which it might, it could be very useful. I may only want to use the Grace and final Judy version by that point for DB groups, but at least this will be an option at no cost to research.

Shokaku-1 arrives at Tokyo
Sasebo Ku T-2 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
SC Ch 43 arrives at Niigata
Zuikaku-3 arrives at Tokyo
1st Indpt SNLF Coy arrives at Tokyo

Aircraft B6N2 Jill advances R&D
Aircraft D5Y1 Myojo advances R&D


Losses: The xAP is tough, but I'd gladly lose these instead of TKs.

Loss of xAP Dairen Maru on Apr 03, 1943 is admitted

Ships Sunk: Another taken off. At least I must be sending a lot back for repairs.

Previous report of sinking of SS Hoe incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
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The J1N Irving has proven very useful in the South Pacific. Another large group is just about to arrive in Rabaul and will check out NE OZ.
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One question: when a base goes to level 6 the forts area turns red. Does this simply indicate that the supply drain will increase with further fort building, or does it signify something else? I've only built two bases to this point and tried to continue. At Kunming it reached 6 and when I kept it building, the forts turned white again as they grew. At Katha when I tried to keep it going, the forts stayed red even though it reached 6.02 before turning it off.


Hi Erik,

I believe the fort level turns red when there is less than 25k available at the base to allow for fort construction over level 6. At Katha, what most likely happened was reaching level 6.02 dropped you below 25k supply, so it stopped further construction and switched back to red to warn of lack of supply.


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quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

One question: when a base goes to level 6 the forts area turns red. Does this simply indicate that the supply drain will increase with further fort building, or does it signify something else? I've only built two bases to this point and tried to continue. At Kunming it reached 6 and when I kept it building, the forts turned white again as they grew. At Katha when I tried to keep it going, the forts stayed red even though it reached 6.02 before turning it off.


Hi Erik,

I believe the fort level turns red when there is less than 25k available at the base to allow for fort construction over level 6. At Katha, what most likely happened was reaching level 6.02 dropped you below 25k supply, so it stopped further construction and switched back to red to warn of lack of supply.



Got it. That is exactly correct as it is at about 22k supply right now. Ok. so I'll pump a bit more in and try it again. The last few weeks I've been Mr Logistics, so why stop now. Another supply convoy I've got to scrounge up ships for. Thanks for the tip.


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SUBS: No losses to subs during these turns!

I'm preparing and sending out large flotillas of minelaying subs to Efate, Koumac, Luganville and our own base of Ndeni. I haven't done much offensive mining, and almost none with subs, so there is a decent pool built up now. I fully expect to lose some subs in this endeavor, but it could be worth it looking at the kind of shipping that's moving around the area. BB Idaho and Nevada were just bombarding Anatom and about 200 ships are in the So Pac region for the Allies.

RECON: Dinah III flying over India found an interesting situation. At Madras Jocke seems to have a dozen or so decent British ships in port with no fighters listed at the base!!! I've been carefully avoiding this area with recon since this was discovered on the 12th. The DL is still 1/9 and showing no fighters. Three large groups of G3M3 will meet at Port Blair on the 15th and the next day will set out to hit the port. This would be a 20 hex strike, and I'll fly them at 9k to be above the 40mm Bofors but low enough to still hit something.I'm wary he'll recon Port Blair on the 15th, as it's a regular stop on his rounds. He's also plastered the base before with a 4E strike, so this is a tense moment. Fingers crossed.

I've got subs placed between Ceylon and Madras and two more on the way, plus 3 carrying mines that will be dropped in the Madras harbor. It could be a suicide mission if he has it mined already, but it's worth a try.

BURMA: Nothing moving or flying except recon.

SO PAC: Anatom is invaded! At last on the 9th, our most southern and isolated outpost is given some attention. All Jocke brought was a 50 AV paratroop unit the 503rd Parachute Rgt. All of the troops left on the island were tanks and motorized support. These managed to hold off the attackers for several days before succumbing to air raids, bombardments, and direct ground attacks.

On the 13th Efate was also occupied. It had no troops, and will be built up heavily soon I'm sure. Unfortuantely, our Netties flew without escort and hit a wall of LR CAP over the amphib TF here, losing about 12 good pilots and planes.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 09, 43
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Pre-Invasion action off Anatom (120,159)

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
CA Chester
DD Walke
DD Meade
DD Bailey
DD Farenholt
APA President Hayes

CA Minneapolis firing at 16th Division
CA Chester firing at 16th Division
DD Walke firing at 16th Division
DD Meade firing at 16th Division
DD Bailey firing at 16th Division
DD Farenholt firing at 16th Division
DD Farenholt fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

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Amphibious Assault at Anatom (120,159)

TF 213 troops unloading over beach at Anatom, 120,159


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

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Ground combat at Anatom (120,159)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1165 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Defending force 555 troops, 0 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Allied adjusted assault: 24

Japanese adjusted defense: 25

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
503rd Parachute Regiment

Defending units:
16th Div /4
Sasebo 6th SNLF /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 12, 43
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Night Naval bombardment of Anatom at 120,159

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB Nevada

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 14
Port hits 10
Port supply hits 1

BB Idaho firing at Anatom
BB Nevada firing at Anatom

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 13, 43
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Amphibious Assault at Efate (120,154)

TF 171 troops unloading over beach at Efate, 120,154

Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Efate at 120,154

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 20
F4U-1 Corsair x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Taylor

CAP engaged:
VMF-123 with F4U-1 Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
35th FG/41st FS with P-38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
8th FG/80th FS with P-38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Efate at 120,154

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 17
F4U-1 Corsair x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VMF-123 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 22000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 103 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-38G Lightning (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
8th FG/80th FS with P-38G Lightning (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 to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
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Ground combat at Anatom (120,159)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1180 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 415 troops, 0 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 30

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Anatom !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 32 (32 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
503rd Parachute Regiment

Defending units:
16th Div /4
Sasebo 6th SNLF /1

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Reinforcements: Two new CVs this week! The Amagi comes with D5Y3, so it has 8 hex range for both DBs and TBs. Only 8-9 months to wait for replacements!

Also, good to know my jets will have engines waiting for them when they arrive!

CV Unryu arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
CV Amagi arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo!!!
Tone-2 arrives at Tokyo
3rd RGC Capital Division arrives at Nanking
9th Mongol Cavalry Division arrives at Kalgan
60th Field AA Battalion arrives at Hamamatsu
61st Field AA Battalion arrives at Tokyo
63rd Field AA Battalion arrives at TokyoAM Wa 103 arrives at Tokyo
TK Seishin Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
SC CHa-56 arrives at Kumamoto
151 Ku T-1 arrives at Rabaul
I.21-1 arrives at Tokyo


Aircraft Ki-44-IIc Tojo advances R&D
Device Toko Rocket advances R&D
Aircraft Ki-43-IIIa Oscar advances R&D
Device NE turbojet advances R&D


Losses: Nothing! I wonder if my Jake carrying AVs running with TK convoys are actually working to lower the number of attacks on them, or if I'm getting really lucky.

Ships Sunk: Just more taken off the list.

Previous report of sinking of SS Pompon incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS O19 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of DD Gwin incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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CV Unryu. Only 63 planes carried, but every little bit will hep push back Allied dominance on the oceans.
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SUBS: On the 15th two IJN subs stumble across large tanker TFs in the South Pacific, but neither can get a shot around the escorts.

INDIA: The strike on Madras went off as planned! On the 15th all three G3M3 groups moved to Port Blair, a level 5 base within range of one HQ and with part of another flown in to offer more support temporarily. On the 16th recon flew before the strike, and when the 109 Nells arrived over the port there was little to no resistance. The flak was minimal, maybe only from the fleet itself. In port were 4 'R' Class BBs, the CVL Hermes, CAs Cornwall Exeter and Dorsetshire along with several CLs and DDs.

Even though the BBs took limited damage, all were left burning after multiple 250 kg hits, and at least 3 of them took device damage (radar, gun turrets, etc) that will have to be repaired in a shipyard. Knowing BBs, they could be on the shelf for a while. The Hermes took a pounding from at least 7 250kg hits and another 12 60 kg hits. Several fuel explosions were reported. The ship appears to be afloat however, and Allied damage control must be doing it's magic. If those BBs were not in port, it's likely several of the smaller ships would have been sunk outright. I'll take it though, especially since another surprise is on the way.

Three subs were about to drop mines at Karachi but I diverted them back here when the fleet was discovered and they should arrive at Madras by the 21st to drop 48 mines. Four subs are on station North and East of Ceylon and will be supplemented by more soon. Jocke has moved 80 fighters into the base, so no more attacks here are imminent.

A few days later, on the 19th, no CAP had yet been placed over Colombo, and I decided to press my luck. I sent in another 101 Nells and hit the xAPs and xAKs in the port, most likely sinking all of them. No ships are reported there after the attack, anyway. A good week here.

West OZ: On the 19th a group of 18 A6M5s tried to sweep over the oncoming Aussies, preparing for a Helen strike later. P-40Ks met them and absolutely wrecked the group. No kills for our side. There was a slight height disadvantage, but wow. That sucked. I lost 14 planes and 12 pilots on the day. Luckily the Helens flying later got in under the CAP.

I've decided to fight at Carnarvon. With level 6 forts and a long Allied supply line, plus control of the seas, it seems worth a shot. A division with 80 EXP was bought out from Fusan, and should arrive before the Aussie stack if I can keep slowing them. A Regiment, two arty units, and two tanks units are arriving from Darwin, which will bring AV to 750. Three RF battalions with 47mm AT guns are also racing down and I hope get there quick. It looks like about 1k AFVs moving in!

BURMA: As a decoy to the attacks in Southern India, several bases in Burma and North India had unusually high levels of recon. During this I decided that Jocke had chosen to sit back and lightly defend hit Burma bases, so I should try to go on the offensive a bit. I set up a 3 Helen group attack on Dimapur with a group of 30 Oscar IIb bombing from 1k thrown in for kicks, all to hit on the 19th. None flew due to weather. After the Nells were finished in India I brought them to Thailand and added them into the plans. On the 20th 6 MB groups will fly (weather permitting) on Dimapur. The Nells wil go at night with 100% moonlight, hoping to disrupt the 42 fighters there and make them more susceptible to our sweeps the next morning. Fingers crossed.

SO PAC: On the 17th Allied 4Es plaster Rossel Island, which has no planes currently there! Fine by me. The level 3 field took the pounding surprisingly well, with only 52 damage shown the next day.

On the 18th Bettys flew accidentally against a TF at Efate. They gt under the CAP and 6 Bettys launched against CA Wichita, but no hits unfortunately.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 15, 43
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ASW attack near Norfolk Island at 113,169

Japanese Ships
SS RO-67

Allied Ships
SC-630
TK Charles S. Jones
TK Larry Doheny
TK Montebello
TK A.C. Rubel
SC-647
SC-642

SS RO-67 is sighted by escort
RO-67 diving deep ....
SC-647 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-642 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-642 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Pago Pago at 150,164

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Henley
CL Leander
DD Ralph Talbot
TK War Sirdar
TK Herborg
TK Belita
TK California Standard
DD Craven
DD Patterson

SS I-27 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Henley
I-27 diving deep ....
DD Craven fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Patterson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Craven attacking submerged sub ....
DD Patterson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Craven fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Patterson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Madras , at 35,40

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 109

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CVL Hermes, Bomb hits 19, heavy fires, heavy damage
CLAA Van Heemskerck, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
BB Royal Sovereign, Bomb hits 17, on fire
BB Resolution, Bomb hits 21, on fire
BB Ramillies, Bomb hits 19, on fire
CA Cornwall, Bomb hits 2, on fire
BB Revenge, Bomb hits 17, on fire
CL Sumatra, Bomb hits 1
CA Exeter, Bomb hits 3
CA Dorsetshire, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Decoy, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

Port hits 20
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
44 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
29 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Sub attack near Manus at 101,116

Japanese Ships
AK Sinko Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Yamagiri Maru
E W-17

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon

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



SS Seadragon launches 2 torpedoes at AK Sinko Maru
E W-17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Rossel Island , at 105,137

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 81
LB-30 Liberator x 15
B-24D Liberator x 71
B-24D1 Liberator x 30

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 61

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 12000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Efate at 120,154

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 19
F4U-1 Corsair x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Wichita
LCI-22

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VMF-123 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-38G Lightning (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
8th FG/80th FS with P-38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Colombo , at 29,48

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 101

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 9 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
xAK Steaua Romania, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Shirala, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Kota Pinang, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires
xAP Kota Radja, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Salween, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Aldinga, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Repair Shipyard hits 11
Port hits 11
Port fuel hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
26 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
40 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Australian Army, at 50,136 , near Carnarvon

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
318th FG/19th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
18th FG/44th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Australian Army, at 50,136 , near Carnarvon

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
318th FG/19th FS with P-40K Warhawk (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 29000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
18th FG/44th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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 48 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Army Tank Brigade, at 50,136 , near Carnarvon

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 14

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 12000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
318th FG/19th FS with P-40K Warhawk (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead
18th FG/44th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes

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Reinforcements: A few useful things this week. This SNLF will head to the Marshalls.

TK Asashio Maru arrives at Fukuoka
Hosho-1/A arrives at Tokyo
Kure 7th SNLF arrives at Hiroshima/Kure


Aircraft D4Y2 Judy advances R&D


Losses: One xAK. Not bad.

Loss of AK Sinko Maru on Apr 17, 1943 is admitted

Ships Sunk: Again, mostly subs coming off the list.

CVE Prince William is reported to have been sunk near Noumea on Mar 06, 1943
Previous report of sinking of SS S-47 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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So we're on hold here. Jocke's BBs in Madras spontaneously developed damage days after the strike. There is a thread in the tech forum. Each BB took 5-7 250kg hits, plus another 12-14 60kg hits. I know most of those would just bounce, but even the bouncers should start a fire here and there, hit a gun or blow the radar antenna off the mast, (which was reported on two of these ships). So what would this kind of an attack produce in terms of damage?

His report shows that they had no more than 4 system (!!!) and at most 1 (!!) flood damage after the attack. Then they all of a sudden had 64-67 damage out of no where. Could the fires have not shown up but been (digitally) burning in the background somewhere?

Interestingly the Hermes is still showing as above water as well, which seems fishy considering it's not the most sturdy of ships in the British fleet.

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Morning Air attack on Madras , at 35,40

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 109

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CVL Hermes, Bomb hits 19, heavy fires, heavy damage
CLAA Van Heemskerck, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
BB Royal Sovereign, Bomb hits 17, on fire
BB Resolution, Bomb hits 21, on fire
BB Ramillies, Bomb hits 19, on fire
CA Cornwall, Bomb hits 2, on fire
BB Revenge, Bomb hits 17, on fire
CL Sumatra, Bomb hits 1
CA Exeter, Bomb hits 3
CA Dorsetshire, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Decoy, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires

Port hits 20
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
44 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
29 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Several submarine missions are attempting to follow-up the air raid on Madras. 3 subs are one urn away from laying 48 mines in the port. 4 others are patrolling on the possible path to Ceylon or further destinations. I'm sending in a few more to work the other side of the island, but they might not make it in time.

The port at Colombo was also hit. There were some merchant sips there, not too valuable, and it looks like all were sunk from recent recon. Surprisingly, the CVL reading is still appearing over Madras. After several fuel explosions and nearly 20 bombs I would have thought that CVL to be toast. We'll see.

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After a test I ran today I'm convinced this problem is a bug. I ran two port strikes against BB Valiant and other ships in port at madras under similar conditions.

I overwrote the first combat report, but here is the basic info.

Test 1: 111 Bettys hit Madras port and dropped 5 x 250kg bombs and 12 60kg bombs on BB Valiant. After the turn it had no fires and the damage was minimal at 5-2-4. Some devices up top were destroyed.

Test 2: In this run 117 Bettys took part, and they hit Valiant 61 times! 17 x 250kg and 44 x 60kg! After the turn the damage is still minimal by the numbers, although most 20mm guns are destroyed and radar is shattered. The numbers are 9-6-0. Not much to show for 61 hits. No fires burning either in spite of the 'heavy fires' just after the attack.

While two tests are no where near comprehensive or indicative of the range of possibilities, the fact that three times the bomb hits in test two caused only minimally more damage than was shown in the game the day after the turn should indicate that something went wrong when the damage jumped into the 60's for all BBs on successive turns with no fires showing.

So it looks like Jocke has found a bug. I hope it's looked at soon as we're itching to keep up our quick pace.

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Morning Air attack on Madras , at 35,40

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 117

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Devonshire, Bomb hits 12, heavy fires
BB Valiant, Bomb hits 61, heavy fires
CL Caradoc, Bomb hits 6
CL Durban, Bomb hits 8, on fire
CL Birmingham, Bomb hits 5
CLAA Van Heemskerck, Bomb hits 9, on fire

Port hits 31
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
45 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
36 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
36 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Not quite a bug: After a little testing and many insightful responses, MichaelM entered the discussion about the BB damage and determined that there is something perhaps not right about how the damage for a BB with destroyed devices is shown in the ship report. It looks like something he may fix in a future patch, so that if a ship is hit the damage will show immediately rather than being deferred until after the devices are shown as repaired. Jocke and I moved forward regardless, and I agreed not to attack those ships in Madras if he left fighter cover over them.

SUBS: Jocke's subs are starting to heat up. Of course on the 21st the O20 hits the xAP Manzyu Maru which is carrying a regiment to Carnarvon. It manages to unload most of the troops at Exmouth before sinking.

My sub mining in the South Pacific goes without a hitch on the 22nd. Simultaneous drops on four islands result in at least 3 hits during the next two days. Nothing has appeared in the sunk reports, but one was i the reports and was only a PT. Several of the sinking sounds were heard though. The only damage was to I-24 which attacked a fat convoy of US APs at Efate after dropping the mines there. It should be fine.

West OZ: Mines were also laid at Geraldton by the Tsugaru. A daring approach was made and the ship with it's escort actually sat in the Geraldton hex for a day without being hit before retreating!

The Aussies march on inexorably toward Carnarvon. More troops are within a week of landing, while th regiment, two tank units and several arty units were landed. A few RF gun units to battle the tanks are hurrying in as well.

BURMA: Sweeps of Dimapur commenced on the 20th, meant to be followed by some bombing. The Helens didn't fly, but the sweeps were at least partially effective. Hurricanes are tough in a defensive role. On the 21st a night attack by Nells causes some minor damage there, and then the coordinated Tojo sweep crushes the P-40Ks and Hurricanes on CAP. About 35 Allied planes lost on the day.

SO PAC: There is a quiet in the area, but lots of stuff is moving in I can tell.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 20, 43
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Morning Air attack on Dimapur , at 62,38

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
Hurricane IIc Trop x 32

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

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


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

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 scrambling)
1 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 28 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 21, 43
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Sub attack near Exmouth at 49,130

Japanese Ships
xAP Manzyu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch 17
xAK Kozan Maru
xAK Hino Maru #3
xAK Kyusyu Maru
xAK Tokyo Maru
xAK Tokai Maru
PB Sensan Maru
PB Kensin Maru

Allied Ships
SS O20

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



SS O20 launches 4 torpedoes at xAP Manzyu Maru
O20 diving deep ....
PB Sensan Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kensin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kensin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Air attack on Dimapur , at 62,38

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 37

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 8 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 2 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17F Fortress: 7 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
B-24D1 Liberator: 6 damaged
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
16 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
10 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Dimapur , at 62,38

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Dimapur , at 62,38

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Dimapur , at 62,38

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 136 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 123
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 12

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 10
Hurricane IIc Trop x 29
P-40K Warhawk x 46


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

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 3 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 8 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
39 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet *
32 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet *
32 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet *
10 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
51st FG/25th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 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 44 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,58

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kokuei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC CHa-19
xAKL Hoko Maru
xAKL Juyo Maru
xAKL Bokuei Maru
SC CHa-23

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish


SS Flying Fish launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Kokuei Maru
Flying Fish diving deep ....
SC CHa-23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-23 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 242 encounters mine field at Efate (120,154)

Allied Ships
PT-171, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
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Morning Air attack on Dimapur , at 62,38

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39



Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 15


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

No Allied losses

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

CAP engaged:
51st FG/25th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Dimapur , at 62,38

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 11


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

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

CAP engaged:
51st FG/25th FS with P-40K Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Dimapur , at 62,38

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 12


Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-44-IIb Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet *

CAP engaged:
51st FG/25th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

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Reinforcements: I started researching the Tabby thinking it was an Army plane. Kind of a waste since it's an IJN plane and the Emily-L can carry more farther.

1st South Seas Gsn arrives at Hamamatsu
2nd South Seas Gsn arrives at Kagoshima


Aircraft L2D2 Tabby advances R&D


Losses: Subs are a real threat right now.


Loss of xAKL Kokuei Maru on Apr 23, 1943 is admitted
xAP Manzyu Maru


Ships Sunk: Definitely one PT down to mines. Maybe a few other ships too.

Previous report of sinking of SS Shad incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
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Tsugaru. Mines could be very useful in the defense of the South Pacific. They will at least make the Allies more wary and require them to sweep before moving around at will.
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SUBS: Jocke's subs are getting nasty in the worst places. He hit another xAP heading to Carnarvon, this time a big xAP Buenos Aires Maru. About 1/4 of a division is on the ship. It has 65 float damage and small fires still burning, but my experience is this ship will sink. I've sent a few quick AKs out from Soerabaja, but if they don't reach it in time, that's a good amount of troops in the water. The DD escort will take a few I'm sure.

NO PAC: There is at last some activity up in the Aleutians. A CA led bombardment TF hits Cold Bay in preparation for what looks like an investment in Chirikof Island. I'll turned the Emily's to naval attack and let the Jakes give a try as well. Other more serious attack aircraft are in the Kuriles and will be transferred over with an extra group of zeros. The Emily's took out a few LSTs which is great, but at the cost of about 6 planes over a few days. The Jakes got only one 60kg hit on an AK. I'm hoping Jocke begins to think I won't bring more strength to the party up here. Chirikof shows 3 units and about 3k troops. plenty to turn it into a good airbase. While he can island hop along slowly, it will get more and more costly without CV support the closer he is to Adak.

WEST OZ: The Aussie stack is back on the coast two hexes from Carnarvon. The BBs should bombard tomorrow. I know this will not destroy enough troops to make a difference. Hopefully it will disable some and eat up supply. Once he gets close enough to attack I should have two BB bombardment TFs here on daily rotation. Because he has only the British CVs, I'm not too fearful of reprisals, but I should keep up a good watch since these are some valuable ships. Picket subs with Glens are being sent deeper South of OZ and an ASW TF with run around out there as well to take the first hit should the Brits appear. The BB will be covered by zeros from Carnarvon as well.

I should have two full divisions plus an infantry regiment in Carnarvon with level 6 forts, an Army HQ, two tank units and 5 arty units, among them 3 RF battalions, within the week. About 1100-1200 AV total. I know he'll have at least two full Aussie divisions (maybe three), a bunch of tanks (1,000 AFVs reported by recon), and most likely some brigades and smaller units. It's listed at around 60k troops now. I'm guessing 2200 AV.

BURMA: Looks like Jocke is ready to test the air defenses in Burma again. A big sweep of P-38s came over on the 26th and Tojos did well. ON the day 7 Tojos were downed for 5 Lightnings. I'll take that any day. Now we'll rotate that group out and see what will come next. I have so many groups on the rail that I could swap out every day for a week to have fresh pilots and rest the others, but of course hat depends on the consistency of his raids. Where will he hit next?

SO PAC: Another PT is hit by a mine and vaporized. I hope something bigger also got nailed. Strangely I am getting reports about his minesweeping activities. I've not seen that before. How do the Japanese get that particular information?

Our small forces on Mornington Island were absolutely creamed by one big 200 4E raid. Literally wiped out. So. I'l buy those back and begin to move out the Horn Island troops. No sense losing those for nothing.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 24, 43
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Night Naval bombardment of Cold Bay at 174,48

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 damaged
A6M3a Zero: 1 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 1 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Portland
DD Schley
DD Peary
DD Fox
DD Saufley
DD Radford

Japanese ground losses:
101 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 29
Port hits 13
Port supply hits 2

CA Chicago firing at Cold Bay
CA Portland firing at Cold Bay
DD Schley firing at Cold Bay
DD Peary firing at Cold Bay
DD Fox firing at Cold Bay
DD Saufley firing at Cold Bay
DD Radford firing at Cold Bay

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TF 242 encounters mine field at Efate (120,154)

Allied Ships
PT-162, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

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TF 333 encounters mine field at Efate (120,154)

Allied Ships
SC PC-597

2 mines cleared (Should I be getting this report? How do we know he cleared mines?)

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 25, 43
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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
xAK Oridono Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
xAK Yoneyama Maru
PB Rokko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Snapper


SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Oridono Maru
Snapper diving deep ....
PB Rokko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Rokko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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TF 409 encounters mine field at Efate (120,154)

Allied Ships
AM Horsham
AM Glenelg
AM Cootamundra
AM Pirie

44 mines cleared Interesting

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TF 410 encounters mine field at Efate (120,154)

Allied Ships
AM Katoomba
AM Kapunda
AM Tamworth
AM Kalgoorlie

64 mines cleared

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Sub attack near Torishima at 112,70

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 13
SC Ch 20
SC Ch 5
AV Hokuroku Maru
TK Tonan Maru #3
TK Nisshin Maru #2
TK Kyokuyo Maru
PC Sumire
PC Ashi
SC Ch 30
SC Ch 22

Allied Ships
SS Barb


SS Barb launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 13
Barb diving deep ....
PC Sumire fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 30 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Chirikof Island at 179,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 6

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 3 destroyed
H8K2 Emily: 1 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-476, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-448, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


CAP engaged:
No.118 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Massive explosion on LST-448

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Chirikof Island at 179,46

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 5

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AK Alnitah, Bomb hits 1


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x E13A1 Jake bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.118 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk I (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 66 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Chirikof Island at 179,46

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 3

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk I x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-477

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x E13A1 Jake bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.118 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk I (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Chirikof Island at 179,46

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 4


Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 4
Kittyhawk I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses


CAP engaged:
No.111 Sqn RCAF with Hurricane XIIb (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
No.118 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Chirikof Island at 179,46

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3


Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 3
Kittyhawk I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane XIIb: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk I: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
DE Austin

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M5 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance

CAP engaged:
No.111 Sqn RCAF with Hurricane XIIb (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 14000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.118 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Sub attack near Babeldaob at 87,94

Japanese Ships
xAK Atlantic Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
PB Toroshima Maru

Allied Ships
SS Trigger

SS Trigger launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Atlantic Maru
Trigger diving deep ....
PB Toroshima Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toroshima Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Toroshima Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Mataram at 56,115

Japanese Ships
xAP Buenos Aires Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Fubuki
LSD Shinshu Maru
xAP Terukuni Maru
xAP Hie Maru
DD Yukaze
DD Hakaze
DD Nagatsuki

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

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



SS KXIII launches 4 torpedoes at xAP Buenos Aires Maru
KXIII diving deep ....
DD Yukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nagatsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nagatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Australian Army, at 50,136 , near Carnarvon

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
318th FG/19th FS with P-40K Warhawk (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Raid is overhead
18th FG/44th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 25
P-38F Lightning x 25
P-38G Lightning x 23


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

Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with A6M5 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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 21 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes

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Morning Air attack on 8th Indpt SNLF Coy , at 84,135 (Mornington Island)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 57
B-17F Fortress x 12
LB-30 Liberator x 15
B-24D Liberator x 72
B-24D1 Liberator x 54


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
568 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking A./50th JNAF Coy ...
Also attacking 8th Indpt SNLF Coy ...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Chirikof Island at 179,46

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 4
Kittyhawk I x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
No.111 Sqn RCAF with Hurricane XIIb (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
No.118 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Reinforcements: By the time Jocke's Essex and CVL/CVE strength builds during late summer 43 I should have the Frances, the Jill plus the George.

Shokaku-3 arrives at Tokyo

Aircraft B6N2 Jill advances R&D
Aircraft P1Y1 Frances advances R&D


Losses: Several other near misses to subs also occurred during these four days.

Loss of xAK Atlantic Maru on Apr 27, 1943 is admitted
xAP Buenes Aires Maru


Ships Sunk: I know he gets hundreds of LSTs, but I also know how useful they are. The more I take out the better.

Previous report of sinking of SS Guardfish incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
LST-448 is reported to have been sunk near Chirikof Island on Apr 25, 1943
LST-476 is reported to have been sunk near Chirikof Island on Apr 25, 1943
CVE Suwannee is reported to have been sunk near Noumea on Mar 05, 1943

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I haven't used either the Mavis or the Emily as torpedo bombers much yet. Up in the North Pacific the Emilys worked well, especially for pilots with skill in the 30s in torpedo bombing. They did not hold fighters off well at all for having such a high gun value and several 20mm defensive guns. So much for the porcupine. I just wonder if there is a built in reduction of defensive gun effectiveness on Japanese planes. After a year I still haven't seen an Allied plane shot down by a Japanese bomber, and very few fighters driven off by defensive fire.
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POST NUMBER 1,000: Wow. This game has really moved along at a good pace, and it's been a struggle to keep up in the AAR. It feels good to reach this number for some reason. Not sure why. I hope we can get to 2,000 in the same amount of time!

SUBS: Snapper takes out a small TK near Dongalla. An xAK was taken out by Singray on the 30th.

WEST OZ: The advance of the Aussie units seems to have halted two hexes from Carnarvon unless the movement is just not being shown now. The 3 RF battalions arrived there, so the defenses are fairly good now. I have two brigades at 80% TOE about to land in Soerabaja and I haven't decided if I should commit them or not. I really need to see what he has first, but of course I want to make that first attack a difficult one as he won't likely know how high the forts have gone. They're at 6.09 and still building now. BBs bombard the Aussies every other day like clockwork.

BURMA/INDIA: Hellcats entered the fray on the 28th over Katha. Although in the reports it looks like after the second attack we took the brunt of the losses, actually on the day we only lost a few more planes than the Allies. Also, only 5 pilots were KIA. I bet his numbers were higher.

On the 29th it was Hurricanes. We took about even losses for the day. P-40Ks took over on the 30th and coordinated beautifully. Almost 100 planes swept simultaneously, but it looks like we still came out ahead after ops losses. It's all making me shuffle groups each turn in and out of Katha and change LR CAP setting for others based in nearby fields. I'll take even loss numbers for as long as I can over my own bases.

Another report of mine clearing, this time in Madras. So odd. I'm really not sure why we get to see information of mine clearance, down to the number of mines, without even sending out recon planes to the base? This seems unfortunate, really, for the side clearing the mines. Now I know to go lay more with sneaky subs, or in the future Jocke will know to go and lay more by air drop. Too much information. I like the mine hitting sounds, because it's fun to hear when you know it's one of your own going off, but even this is too much knowledge.

SO PAC: Horn Island was decimated on the 28th. A 4E raid came over and literally destroyed two units sheltering under level 3 forts. I had pulled half of each off the island already, but the rest got hit hard.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 28, 43
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TF 208 encounters mine field at Madras (35,40)

Allied Ships
YMS BYMS-2055
YMS BYMS-2043
YMS BYMS-2015
YMS BYMS-2048

13 mines cleared

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 26
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 54

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 7 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 35000 feet

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 26000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
251 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 24 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 26

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed


No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Kure 2nd SNLF , at 91,128 (Horn Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 66
B-17F Fortress x 12
LB-30 Liberator x 15
B-24D Liberator x 69
B-24D1 Liberator x 59


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
1208 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 111 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)
OUCH!!!


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Kure 2nd SNLF ...
Also attacking 32nd Nav Gsn Unit ...

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Naval bombardment of Carnarvon at 49,135 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago


Allied ground losses:
329 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



BB Haruna firing at 5th Australian Division
BB Kongo firing at 5th Australian Division
CA Chokai firing at 5th Australian Division
CA Atago firing at 7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CA Atago

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 29, 43
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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 15
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 51

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
Hurricane IIc Trop x 47

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 5 destroyed


CAP engaged:
78th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
251 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
50th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 17 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 9
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 24

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 18


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

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 30, 43
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Sub attack near Muntok at 51,89

Japanese Ships
xAKL Raizan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Sasago Maru
xAKL Ryoyu Maru #21
PB Kiko Maru

Allied Ships
SS Stingray

SS Stingray launches 4 torpedoes at xAKL Raizan Maru
Stingray bottoming out ....
PB Kiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kiko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 15
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42


Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 99

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 7 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-40K Warhawk sweeping at 29000 feet

CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 31000
Raid is overhead
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 15 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
50th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes

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Reinforcements: Some great troops arriving. This will allow me to send some more brigades to the South Pacific and begin to garrison Java and the surrounding islands. I have basically nothing there now but base forces and engineer units.

The R & D news is very good. The George is finally moving forward, as are the Jack and Tony. I have decided to build a limited number of Tonys for Burma to use on the rail connected bases due to the good gun value and the armor. Pilots are important. The Tony Ic should come through by 8/43. I will not build the Jack until the next version at the least.

Soryu-1 arrives at Tokyo
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment arrives at Shanghai
70th Infantry Brigade arrives at Shanghai
72nd Infantry Brigade arrives at Shanghai
63rd Infantry Brigade arrives at Peiping
38th Ind. Engineer Regiment arrives at Peiping
39th Ind. Engineer Regiment arrives at Nanking
64th JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo
TK Meisan Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
SC CHa-57 arrives at Hirosaki/Aomori


Aircraft Ki-61-Ib Tony advances R&D
Aircraft N1K1-J George advances R&D
Aircraft J2M2 Jack advances R&D


Losses: I hate losing TKs, but the protection is as good as I can make it right now before more Es arrive.

TK Akebono Maru
xAKL Raizan Maru


Ships Sunk: Good to see some older things confirmed.

TK Gulfdawn is reported to have been sunk near Suva on Oct 06, 1942
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Here we go! I'm likely to see a LOT of these from land-based groups for a good while, as Jocke has no CVs to put them on.
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This is a very representative turn of what has been happening lately. Sweeps in Burma. A move up the New Hebrides now arriving at Luganville. Bombardments in West Oz. Lots of missed opportunities for IJN subs.

SUBS: Again our subs miss valuable shipping. I probably have seen 10 convoys the one listed below in the report with subs in the South Pacific area during the past two weeks and none have gotten past escorts for a shot.

West OZ: Another bombardment goes in and takes a few squads off the Aussies. Nice info as the 5th and 3rd Aussie divisions are listed here. I've also seen a brigade and a tank brigade earlier, as well as a CD gun unit.

BURMA: P-38s go in at Katha and create havoc. They get a 2 to 1 kill rate nice ops are added in after the turn. Those planes must save nearly every pilot even when shot up.

SO PAC: DMS clear mines from Luganville. The coast is clear and many ships are gathering at Tanna for another invasion up the line. Once the dam burst this is moving quickly. I'm not going to interfere except through the LBA in range. Some CV groups are at Ndeni since a Junyo and Ryujo will be a while repairing in Yokohama.

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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
SS Pompano

SS Pompano launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hatakaze
Pompano diving deep ....
DD Hatakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatakaze cannot reach attack position over SS Pompano
DD Hatakaze loses contact with SS Pompano
Escort abandons search for sub

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TF 381 encounters mine field at Luganville (120,150)

Allied Ships
DMS Wasmuth
DMS Lamberton
DMS Boggs
DMS Trevor
DMS Zane

19 mines cleared

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ASW attack near Mare' at 117,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-22, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD O'Bannon
AP Henderson
AP William P. Biddle
AK Situla
AK Draco
xAP Lurline
xAP Matsonia
DD Waller

SS I-22 is sighted by escort
I-22 diving deep ....
DD Waller fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Waller attacking submerged sub ....
DD Waller fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Waller fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Waller fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Mare' at 117,161

Japanese Ships
SS I-22

Allied Ships
DD O'Bannon
AP Henderson
AP William P. Biddle
AK Situla
AK Draco
xAP Lurline
xAP Matsonia
DD Waller

SS I-22 launches 2 torpedoes at DD O'Bannon
I-22 diving deep ....
DD Waller fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Waller fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Waller fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Waller fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Waller fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Australian Army, at 49,135 , near Carnarvon

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 36

No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
36 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 20
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 25
P-38F Lightning x 25
P-38G Lightning x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 8 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
78th Sentai with Ki-44-IIb Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
251 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 19 scrambling)
6 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 28 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

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Naval bombardment of Carnarvon at 49,135

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago

Allied ground losses:
285 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled


BB Haruna firing at 5th Australian Division
BB Kongo firing at 3rd Australian Division
CA Chokai firing at 7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Atago
CA Atago firing at 7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment

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The first Ki-61 Ib will fill out small groups in Burma. Just two size 12 units in Magwe and in Mandalay. They will be set to fly at 20k to hit bombers and be the low targets for high sweeps. With their armor at least the pilots have a better shot to make it.
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POST NUMBER 1,000: Wow. This game has really moved along at a good pace, and it's been a struggle to keep up in the AAR. It feels good to reach this number for some reason. Not sure why. I hope we can get to 2,000 in the same amount of time!

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POST NUMBER 1,000: Wow. This game has really moved along at a good pace, and it's been a struggle to keep up in the AAR. It feels good to reach this number for some reason. Not sure why. I hope we can get to 2,000 in the same amount of time!

congrats


Thanks.

After some moments where the game almost dissolved in late 42 due to SCLS, Jocke is more interested again now and I think we have enough head of steam to make it to 45. It's exciting to see how decisions made early on with R n D and the set-up of defenses are now coming into play.

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The first Ki-61 Ib will fill out small groups in Burma. Just two size 12 units in Magwe and in Mandalay. They will be set to fly at 20k to hit bombers and be the low targets for high sweeps. With their armor at least the pilots have a better shot to make it.


Watching to see if this strategy works .. I've not had a lot of luck using mixed models in CAP ... maybe I'm missing something though ...

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The first Ki-61 Ib will fill out small groups in Burma. Just two size 12 units in Magwe and in Mandalay. They will be set to fly at 20k to hit bombers and be the low targets for high sweeps. With their armor at least the pilots have a better shot to make it.


Watching to see if this strategy works .. I've not had a lot of luck using mixed models in CAP ... maybe I'm missing something though ...


Hi Pax. I'm curious what you mean? Has it proven better for you to have the same model flying at the same base, layering CAP through the different altitudes?

So far for me in Burma Tojos take both the high CAP and some stay low, at 31k and 12-15k. The A6M5 and Oscars operate between 15-31k dependent on the situation. Nicks fly at 10-12k to hit the bombers.

The Tony will take some of the role of the Oscars and A6M5, and maybe the low Tojos if I like how it's flying, low enough to still use it's firepower on bombers but high enough to lure a sweep down so the high CAP can dive on them. That's the theory anyway. It's been working well enough to get nearly equal losses against sweeps lately, before the addition of the Tony, except against the P-38s. I still do occasionally have good days against them as well. In the replay he usually hits and dives on the lower planes, chewing them up, and then my high CAP dives, getting some good kills, then there is a melee.

I'll definitely experiment with many different planes as I think each can play a role at certain times. I'm very excited no though as the George is advancing up to be ready in July. I'll need it both in Burma and in So Pac.

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The first Ki-61 Ib will fill out small groups in Burma. Just two size 12 units in Magwe and in Mandalay. They will be set to fly at 20k to hit bombers and be the low targets for high sweeps. With their armor at least the pilots have a better shot to make it.


Watching to see if this strategy works .. I've not had a lot of luck using mixed models in CAP ... maybe I'm missing something though ...


Hi Pax. I'm curious what you mean? Has it proven better for you to have the same model flying at the same base, layering CAP through the different altitudes?


Yes, not so good results. The issue I have had in the past is with different plane types at a base is both getting pilots rest and being able to keep groups full as you can only add planes once/week.

EX: if I have 4 squadrons of Tojo's at a base, I can always have one resting (repairing planes, resting pilots, etc.) while the other 3 are on CAP ... and if one of my CAP altitudes is getting beat up more than others, I can rotate the 3 active units through it. Basically keeping more planes up that are both fresher and in better repair. When I have differnet planes I can't change the roles as easily ... or if I do, the results aren't favorable.

My experience ... you are clearly seeing different, so I am watching with interest ...

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The first Ki-61 Ib will fill out small groups in Burma. Just two size 12 units in Magwe and in Mandalay. They will be set to fly at 20k to hit bombers and be the low targets for high sweeps. With their armor at least the pilots have a better shot to make it.


Watching to see if this strategy works .. I've not had a lot of luck using mixed models in CAP ... maybe I'm missing something though ...


Hi Pax. I'm curious what you mean? Has it proven better for you to have the same model flying at the same base, layering CAP through the different altitudes?


Yes, not so good results. The issue I have had in the past is with different plane types at a base is both getting pilots rest and being able to keep groups full as you can only add planes once/week.

EX: if I have 4 squadrons of Tojo's at a base, I can always have one resting (repairing planes, resting pilots, etc.) while the other 3 are on CAP ... and if one of my CAP altitudes is getting beat up more than others, I can rotate the 3 active units through it. Basically keeping more planes up that are both fresher and in better repair. When I have differnet planes I can't change the roles as easily ... or if I do, the results aren't favorable.

My experience ... you are clearly seeing different, so I am watching with interest ...

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Ahh, I see. The rotation is easy on the Burma rail, which is the only place I'll do this with the Tonys. I use mostly Toungou as my resting base, back from enemy sweeps, or Rangoon if the bombers are being frisky. So each day about a week ago I would trade out three groups from Katha, Mandalay and Shwebo and shift them back so that fresh could come up. If I have the Tonys moving out I'll move in Tojos or (soon) Jacks/Georges.

So I won't keep any resting units on the front lines as it takes up precious air support at each base and they are then vulnerable to the massed bombings Jocke uses exclusively. I'm not sure if it's working as well or better than other strategies, but I do notice he only has about a week of sweeps and offensive missions before he decides to lick wounds and replenish. That must mean something is working.

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SUBS: The Pompano makes it's final attack of the war on the 4th near Balikpapan. It is forced to surface and gunned down. Feels good to have a completely confirmed sub kill.

West OZ: Air and sea attacks continue against the Aussie stack nearing Carnarvon. It seems to have stalled two hexes from the base. Maybe the relentlessness of the Haruna and Kongo TF is starting to have an affect. A good list of what is here from is in the bombardment report.

NORTH PACIFIC: Building continues at Chirikof Island as fighters move in. Cold Bay's days in Japanese hands are numbered. I'm interested to see the progress of his plans up here. There may be good opportunities to slow and bleed his forces soon. Several CVs now upgrading in Tokyo will be ready to move if a situation presents itself in the next few months.

BURMA: On the 2nd at Katha the combined CAP did fairly well against sweeping Hellcats. No bombing followed, as is the trend of late. We downed about even numbers as we lost if the reports are correct. On the 3rd P-40k and Hellcats came in and we won the day with a 2:1 ratio. Hellcats are coming in at max altitude. I might consider putting much of my CAP lower for a few days to see what happens. I'll most likely lose 30 planes to P-38s.

SO PAC: The remnants of two shattered SNLF units on Horn islands were obliterated by a 4E raid on the 3rd.

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 38,800 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 19
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 63
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 9

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 69

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 6 destroyed
Ki-44-IIb Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 38800 feet That is a high sweep!

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Night Naval bombardment of Carnarvon at 49,135

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago


Allied ground losses:
148 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)



E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Haruna
BB Haruna firing at 5th Australian Division
BB Kongo firing at 3rd Army Tank Brigade
CA Chokai firing at 3rd Army Tank Brigade
CA Atago firing at 3rd Australian Division

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 13
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 82
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 12

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 25

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


Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 5 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 41,800 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 10
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 75
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 9

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 10
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 62
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 9


Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 25

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

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed

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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
E Shirataka
PB Shonan Maru #2
PB Toshi Maru #3
PB Nichi Maru #1
TK San Luis Maru
TK Ogura Maru #3
TK Ogura Maru #2
E W-13

Allied Ships
SS Pompano, hits 11, on fire, heavy damage

SS Pompano launches 2 torpedoes at E Shirataka
Pompano diving deep ....
E Shirataka fails to find sub and abandons search
E W-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-13 attacking submerged sub ....
SS Pompano forced to surface!
E Shirataka firing on surfaced sub ....
E W-13 firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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Morning Air attack on Katha , at 61,43

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 74
Ki-44-IIb Tojo x 11

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 25
P-38F Lightning x 24
P-38G Lightning x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 2 destroyed
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Australian Army, at 49,135 , near Carnarvon

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 36

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

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Reinforcements: A good CV fighter group comes back. I've been turning a lot of xAK and xAKL back on in merchant production. I need a lot of small ships hauling from smaller ports right now. Also, with a lot of ships in the sea lanes maybe subs will target these instead of TKs at least some of the time.

Shokaku-1 arrives at Ominato
xAKL Shohei Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
xAKL Shiga Maru arrives at Nagoya
xAKL Awaji Maru arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
xAKL Tatsushiro Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
xAKL Shinki Maru arrives at Nagoya
xAKL Jogu Maru arrives at Maizuru


Losses: None.

Ships Sunk: I love when DCs force subs to surface!

SS Pompano is reported to have been sunk near Donggala on May 04, 1943
TK William Sunoco is reported to have been sunk near Suva on Oct 06, 1942

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Those sweeps are just too high imho. You should both limit the sweeps altitudes in any way. I've used so far the 2nd best mvr altitude band and it works good imho.

However i do agree that, against some very alt sweeps, it helps a lot to differentiate your air groups. For example i do like to keep a Sentai of oscar, with veeery green pilots, at 10k feet, so that the enemy dives to get them (you will lose hundreds of rookies, mind you) but they will give to your crack Tojos a chance to dive on the enemy.


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Those sweeps are just too high imho. You should both limit the sweeps altitudes in any way. I've used so far the 2nd best mvr altitude band and it works good imho.

However i do agree that, against some very alt sweeps, it helps a lot to differentiate your air groups. For example i do like to keep a Sentai of oscar, with veeery green pilots, at 10k feet, so that the enemy dives to get them (you will lose hundreds of rookies, mind you) but they will give to your crack Tojos a chance to dive on the enemy.



I'll have to look at the Hellcat. We DO have the 2nd best maneuver band HR. What is the 2nd best for the Hellcat? If he's cheating it's not on purpose, but I'd like to point it out nonetheless.

I keep Oscars down at about 12-15k, zeros from 20-31k, Tojos at 31k. Works sometimes. I have Tony Ib now also at about 20k in a few small groups. One day I even got the best of the P-38s, getting 2:1 against them. That is rare though, and usually about 1:2. I'm losing the air war but trying to take a modified (much lessened) radar approach and not care too much about plane losses. I probably train the pilots too much, but I have good pools, and I'm about to start getting some much better planes.

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SUBS: Lost a smaller TK on the 5th to the Trout. Seawolf takes heavy damage trying for a convoy with troops near Java. Tarpon hits xAK Kinkai Maru hauling resources near Jolo on the 6th, then later in the day hits another TF, putting two fish into the xAK Thames Maru. The Lima class Venice Maru is hit by Tuna with one TT near Hengchun but should make it back to port.

WEST OZ: More bombardments of the Aussie stack. 4Es hit Broome and took out our one ship in port there, with one 500lb hit, the AKE Malta Maru. I still have one at Port Hedland now at dock instead of disbanded.

Then just as I brought in bombers to work on the Aussie troops the 4Es shifted to hit Exmouth. Good move. He knocked out nearly a whole group of Helens and one of G3M3. Crap. The 16 zeros on CAP were no match for 150 4Es. They went for Port Hedland on the 7th, but no planes were there to hit.

BURMA: All quiet. At last. Time to rest up.

SO PAC: Mining finally to something interesting for sure on the 7th. AO Monongahela takes one at Isle of Pines and looks to sink soon.

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Sub attack near Peleliu at 88,102

Japanese Ships
TK Shoun Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Choun Maru #7
PB Banshu Maru #18
PB Hinode Maru #18

Allied Ships
SS Trout

SS Trout launches 2 torpedoes at TK Shoun Maru
Trout diving deep ....
PB Hinode Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hinode Maru #18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Naval bombardment of Carnarvon at 49,135 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago

Allied ground losses:
200 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled

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


E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Haruna
BB Haruna firing at 3rd Australian Division
BB Kongo firing at 5th Australian Division
CA Chokai firing at 3rd Australian Division
CA Atago firing at 4th RAN Base Force
4th RAN Base Force firing at CA Atago

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Morning Air attack on Exmouth , at 50,129

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 42
B-17F Fortress x 8
LB-30 Liberator x 13
B-24D Liberator x 57
B-24D1 Liberator x 39


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 26 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 10 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-II Topsy: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 75

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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TF 285 encounters mine field at Isle of Pines (115,161)

Allied Ships
AO Monongahela, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Night Naval bombardment of Carnarvon at 49,135 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago

Allied ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Haruna
BB Haruna firing at 5th Australian Division
4th RAN Base Force firing at BB Kongo
BB Kongo firing at 4th RAN Base Force
CA Chokai firing at 3rd Australian Division
CA Atago firing at 3rd Australian Division

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Reinforcements: Getting more tankers than I'm losing lately, just barely. The store of fuel in Singapore is starting to go down.

TK Jinei Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo

Losses: Subs were very active these past few days. Many more missed attempts as well than those listed.

Loss of xAK Thames Maru on May 06, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAK Kinkai Maru on May 06, 1943 is admitted


Ships Sunk: Strange the Arizona would come off of this list now. Much later. Oh well.

Previous report of sinking of BB Arizona incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Peto incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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SUBS: Might have got Dutch sub KXVIII for good at Exmouth on the 8th. The bombardment TF nailed it with 24 hits!

WEST OZ: Interestingly, the troops two hexes from Carnarvon are still stalled there. I wonder if there are some real supply issues?

Now, however, some new troops are moving towards Daly Waters on the other side. I'll have to let them move forward a bit before bombing.

BURMA: Nothing.

SO PAC: Luganville is invaded. Nothing I can or really want to do about that. Too many good Allied planes around. I need him to come to me now, and I need to wait for the KB to be finished upgrading and for Jacks and Georges to come online for IJN groups. J2M2 will arrive in 6/43 and Georges in 7/43. Bettys were skewered going for shipping around Luganville. A lot of escorting zeros lost as well. Only 2 bomb hits on a CA to show for it.

Another few small Allied ships succumb, but nothing major is even hit.

Now the 4Es can hit most of the Solomons and recon goes right up the chain. I'll be moving all of the support ships except a minimal few from Tulagi. Shortlands will host a few and Nauru will take most of them including an AR. I'll also send the 8th fleet there. Small port. Good location.

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Morning Air attack on Luganville , at 120,150

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 16

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 25
F4U-1 Corsair x 42


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 31000 feet

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Luganville at 120,150

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9
G4M1 Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 28
F4F-4 Wildcat x 16
F4U-1 Corsair x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 7 destroyed


No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Luganville at 120,150

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 26
F4F-4 Wildcat x 16
F4U-1 Corsair x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Luganville at 120,150

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 17

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 26
F4F-4 Wildcat x 16
F4U-1 Corsair x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 9 destroyed, 1 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 damaged
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Northampton, Bomb hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Luganville at 120,150

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 27
F4F-4 Wildcat x 11
F4U-1 Corsair x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed


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ASW attack near Exmouth at 50,129

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago
DD Shigure
DD Susuzuki
DD Shinonome
DD Akatsuki

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII, hits 24, heavy damage

SS KXVIII is sighted by escort
KXVIII bottoming out ....
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shinonome attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shinonome is out of ASW ammo
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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TF 409 encounters mine field at Luganville (120,150)

Allied Ships
AM Horsham
AM Glenelg
AM Cootamundra, Mine hits 1, heavy damage
AM Pirie

51 mines cleared

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Sub attack near Efate at 119,153

Japanese Ships
SS I-159, hits 1

Allied Ships
LST-25, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-470
LST-464
LST-24
SC-636

SS I-159 launches 4 torpedoes at LST-25
SC-636 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: Another TK and a good group for ASW arrive.

Soryu-3 arrives at Tokyo
TK Ayayuki Maru arrives at Hiroshima/Kure


Losses: No losses.

Ships Sunk: A few small ships sunk. Keep missing the big ones.

LST-25 is reported to have been sunk near Efate on May 10, 1943
AM Cootamundra
KXVIII

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SUBS: Halibut puts a TT into Jaga Maru, a 15 knot Hashimi AK near Tosishima. The ship loks to make it back to port barring another encounter. Another Dutch sub is given the business after missing the BB.

On the 12th, near disaster. The Akagi, heading back to So Pac after upgrades, was hit by the Barb with two TT. Ouch!!!

This is the third torpedoing of this ship by sub in a year and a half! She has 47 float damage and has been aiming back to Truk while hordes of ASW and most other ships available circle around her on the way. She should be in the port tomorrow. That'll put her out another 2-3 months, assuming she can make it to Truk and then back to the HI safely. The Barb was destroyed after being forced to surface.

WEST OZ: The bombardment of Aussie troops hit a snag on the 11th when the Atago hit a mine along the coast there. She is almost untouched by the encounter, with 4 float damage, and would have kept up bombardment after minesweeping if not for new developments. Interestingly, the next day these troops began to show movement back toward Geraldton. They have kept it up for days and seem to be in full retreat! Banzai!

On the 14h a minor air battle occurred over these troops as our zeros tanged with LR CAP coming out about even, with 8-10 losses each.

BURMA: Quiet still. Groups are filling out and are rested again.

SO PAC: Jocke is immediately solidifying new gains, with 25k men at Luganville. Small ships are everywhere. AMs, PTs, LSTs and other support craft.

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Sub attack near Torishima at 106,69

Japanese Ships
AK Kagu Maru, Torpedo hits 1 She should make it to safety.
AK Asosan Maru
AK Azuma Maru
AK Seattle Maru
AK Ayatosan Maru
AK Kyushu Maru
AK Kinka Maru
E Kamome
E Ishigaki

Allied Ships
SS Halibut, hits 3

SS Halibut launches 4 torpedoes at AK Kagu Maru
Halibut diving deep ....
E Kamome fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishigaki fails to find sub and abandons search
E Kamome attacking submerged sub ....
E Kamome attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Carnarvon at 48,133

Japanese Ships
DD Susuzuki
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago
DD Shinonome
DD Akatsuki
DD Shigure

Allied Ships
SS KXII, hits 6

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

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TF 88 encounters mine field at 49,135

Japanese Ships
CA Atago, Mine hits 1 Only 2-4-1 damage!

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Night Naval bombardment of Carnarvon at 49,135 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago

Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)


E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Haruna
BB Haruna firing at 4th RAN Base Force
4th RAN Base Force firing at BB Haruna
BB Kongo firing at 5th Australian Division
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CA Chokai
CA Chokai firing at 7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
CA Atago firing at 5th Australian Division

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Sub attack near Eniwetok at 125,103

Japanese Ships
CV Akagi, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage 42-47-14 damage
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Nachi
CA Myoko
CL Naka
DD Oshio
DD Arare
DD Asagumo
DD Yamagumo

Allied Ships
SS Barb, hits 20, and is sunk

SS Barb launches 6 torpedoes at CV Akagi
Barb diving deep ....
DD Arare attacking submerged sub ....
DD Asagumo attacking submerged sub ....
SS Barb forced to surface!
DD Yamagumo firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Arare firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Asagumo firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Arare firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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Sub attack near Tandjoengselor at 70,94

Japanese Ships
PB Shonan Maru #2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Toshi Maru #3
PB Nichi Maru #1
TK San Luis Maru
TK Ogura Maru #3
TK Ogura Maru #2
E Shirataka
E W-13

Allied Ships
SS Tarpon

SS Tarpon launches 2 torpedoes at PB Shonan Maru #2
Tarpon diving deep ....
E Shirataka fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-13 fails to find sub and abandons search
E Shirataka attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Exmouth at 50,129

Japanese Ships
DD Shinonome
BB Haruna
BB Kongo
CA Chokai
CA Atago
DD Susuzuki
DD Akatsuki
DD Shigure

Allied Ships
SS Sargo, hits 7

SS Sargo launches 2 torpedoes at DD Shinonome
DD Shinonome attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akatsuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akatsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akatsuki attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: This almost looks like an Allied list of new arrivals! The Guards units will be bought out and moved to So Pac fort garrison duty, as will the recon and combat engineers.

43rd Field Artillery Regiment arrives at Nagoya
43rd Recon Regiment arrives at Nagoya
43rd Engineer Regiment arrives at Nagoya
46th Div.Tank Unit arrives at Kumamoto
6th Guards Inf. Regiment arrives at Tokyo
7th Guards Inf. Regiment arrives at Tokyo
1st Guards Field Artillery Regiment arrives at Tokyo
I.35-1 arrives at Tokyo
E Etoforu arrives at Tokyo
AMc Wa 15 arrives at Tokyo
AM Wa 101 arrives at Tokyo
SC Ch 44 arrives at Kumamoto
SC CHa-58 arrives at Shanghai
20th I.F.Chutai arrives at Rabaul


Losses: A short list, thankfully.

Loss of PB Shonan Maru #2 on May 13, 1943 is admitted

Ships Sunk: At least this sub wet down after hitting Akagi.

SS Barb is reported to have been sunk near Eniwetok on May 12, 1943
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Burma is intermittently full of planes and dead quiet, depending on the week. His big stack of troops fully retreated to India. Not sure if it was supply or just that he didn't have enough. I'll be awaiting the next group to come through the jungle with more troops, better planes and most bases at level 6 forts or higher.
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This seems to be Jocke's focus. There are a lot of troops, planes and ships here. Until I get my new Georges and Jacks this summer, and Franks in the Fall, I can't hope to equal his air power, so I have to slowly give ground and wait while he establishes new bases and pounds my positions with 4Es.
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