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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/3/2012 11:37:09 AM   
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There are a few more good things coming. Maybe the CVs in mid-44 will still be relevant, but I'm not sure. It kind of depends on how much the newer airframes like the Grace and the Sam can stand up to the late-war Allied planes.

I've been managing the merchant ships extensively, and trying to get tankers coming out a bit faster. So far I've actually decided to keep the flow of small xAK and xAKL coming as they are so expendable and get in the way of a lot of TT the more valuable shipping might take instead. Also, some of the Std-D ships that can convert to TK are really useful for similar reasons.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/3/2012 12:01:36 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Empire101

That is one impressive squadron!!

Just out of interest, I noticed that the group is due to downsize in September 43.

Is it your intention to break up this highly successful group?

Just curious....


I'll keep it as an elite group with the best airframes available at that time (probably the George), but with the small group size it will be used exclusively in a defensive role. Of course many pilots will shuffle off to new assignments.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/3/2012 5:57:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Empire101

That is one impressive squadron!!

Just out of interest, I noticed that the group is due to downsize in September 43.

Is it your intention to break up this highly successful group?

Just curious....


Any answer??

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/3/2012 6:29:18 PM   
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2 - 5 June 1943
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Now, a last, I can continue with updates of the action. I'm a bit behind, but once Jocke has his baby I'm sure i'll have a chance to catch up the AAR.

SUBS: On the 2nd is a case where putting a few big xAKs into a cargo TF with TKs to carry fuel actually worked as intended. The Paddle hit xAK Syokyu Maru with two TT. It sank like a rock, but the TK in the TF was unharmed and continued on. I-32 on the other hand managed to put a TT into AM Tui.

The other thing that seems to be working is the big fuel hauling TFs that include an AV. Another sub attack was thwarted by the Bowfin being sighted and forced to dive before getting off a shot near Dongalla on the 4th.

NORTH PACIFIC: CVs head out to take position South of Adak. They will stop to refuel at the base first, then scoot South out of search/recon range 9hopefully, unless he's using any LR B-24 recon planes up here).

BURMA: Nothing to note. Soon I'll update my forts/fields map and show new dispositions of the defenses. It seems like he;ll wait until after the monsoon to move in again. This time I'm sure he'll bring a bit more as well.

SO PAC: Bettys hit the engineers on Nukufetau again, disabling more of them. Then the naval bombardment hit the following night. Nothing destroyed, but more disabled. I haven't decided if I need to bother counter-invading or just bomb it for a while.

On the 4th 69 B-17E hit Torres Island, disabling another 5 squads. Keep it coming.

I also noticed some heavy use of Portland Roads by shipping lately and the addition of some fighters and a few bombers there. I'll be moving some DDs and a CA/CL TFs over to Milne Bay to be in range should he make a move anywhere. They are plenty of fighters in the area, but virtually no bombers.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 2, 43
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Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 72,89

Japanese Ships
xAK Syokyu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-5
TK Samui Maru
xAK Shinkoku Maru
xAK Somedono Maru
PB Wa 20
PB Wa 9

Allied Ships
SS Paddle

SS Paddle launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Syokyu Maru
Paddle diving deep ....
PB Wa 20 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Wa 9 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Norfolk Island at 116,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-32

Allied Ships
AM Tui, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Kiwi

SS I-32 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Tui
AM Kiwi fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Kiwi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: YES!!! Reaaady for the George.

90th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Saigon
TK Gosyu Maru arrives at Sendai

Aircraft E16A1 Paul advances R&D
Aircraft N1K1-J George advances R&D


Losses: Not too bad. But it's pretty consistent lately.

Loss of xAK Syokyu Maru on Jun 02, 1943 is admitted

Ships Sunk: It would be great if the subs all over the So Pac area could occasionally hit something beggar than a fishing trawler.

AM Tui is reported to have been sunk near Norfolk Island on Jun 02, 1943
Previous report of sinking of SS Searaven incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS S-23 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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The J2M2 just went into production. I'll make 60 for now. I know the George is nearly here, and is better, but I want to try this out and I also could use anything better then the A6M right away! If I can get to 4Es and deal with new Allied fighters better in the next month it could have ramifications far down the line. I also bumped up Singapore's HI 20 points so that I can justify just changing them over to the George later if I think they suck.
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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/3/2012 6:33:33 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Empire101

That is one impressive squadron!!

Just out of interest, I noticed that the group is due to downsize in September 43.

Is it your intention to break up this highly successful group?

Just curious....


Any answer??



Not sure what you mean? Did you see the post above yours just here? #1052?

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/3/2012 7:35:27 PM   
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Sorry, I missed it!!

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/4/2012 10:50:32 AM   
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SUBS: I-155 got a hit on an xAK near Norfolk Island. Sinking sounds were heard, and it looks like some troops (with arty) were on the ship. Nice.

NORTH PACIFIC: CVs are approaching Adak. A SCTF has already arrived to meet them.

WEST OZ: The Allied troops at Daly Waters have turned and are definitely walking home. Again, this makes me very happy. I was planning to send a bunch of troops to Darwin to try and hold on there for another 4-6 months. Now it is looking like I may not need to rush reinforcements. I'll try to bomb the base to maximum damage so that when he comes back he won't be able to immediately use it.

BURMA: Nothing.

SO PAC: Ndeni gets crushed by 4Es on the 6th. I have no good defense for this right now. I will use a massive long range CAP soon, but the P-38 sweeps preceding these attacks make CAPing costly.

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Morning Air attack on Ndeni , at 120,143

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 42
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 71
B-24D1 Liberator x 60

No Allied losses


Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 56

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

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 8, 43
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Submarine attack near Norfolk Island at 116,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
xAK Suva, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


xAK Suva is sighted by SS I-155
SS I-155 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Suva

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Morning Air attack on Daly Waters , at 76,131

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 9, 43
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Morning Air attack on Daly Waters , at 76,131

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 33

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Reinforcements: Lots of great stuff arriving now.

LSD Nigitsu Maru arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
42nd Field Artillery Regiment arrives at Chiba
42nd Recon Regiment arrives at Chiba
42nd Engineer Regiment arrives at Chiba
91st Infantry Regiment arrives at Hirosaki/Aomori
47th Cavalry Regiment arrives at Hirosaki/Aomori
47th Mountain Gun Regiment arrives at Hirosaki/Aomori
47th Engineer Regiment arrives at Hirosaki/Aomori
30th Field Artillery Regiment arrives at Keijo
30th Recon Regiment arrives at Keijo
30th Engineer Regiment arrives at Keijo


Losses: Nothing.

Ships Sunk: The Van Heemskerck was hit at Madras with the British BBs. It took a good pounding, but I had thought it would be lucky if it actually went down. Now it looks like it did not.

Previous report of sinking of SS Gar incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Hake incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of CLAA Van Heemskerck incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
xAK Suva is reported to have been sunk near Norfolk Island on Jun 08, 1943

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SS Suva is the first ship carrying troops hit in a very long while.
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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/4/2012 10:59:52 AM   
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Christ!!

200 Yankee bombers at Ndeni.... Yikes!!

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/4/2012 11:02:43 AM   
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Christ!!

200 Yankee bombers at Ndeni.... Yikes!!


Pretty much anywhere he uses 4Es there are 100-200 of them. Not fun.

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/4/2012 11:07:12 AM   
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quote:

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Christ!!

200 Yankee bombers at Ndeni.... Yikes!!


Pretty much anywhere he uses 4Es there are 100-200 of them. Not fun.



As a PBEM game goes on, my fear of 100-300 bomber raids increases exponentially with each passing game turn.
It does absolutely nothing for my blood pressure.....

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/4/2012 11:21:04 AM   
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Where do they take off from those 4Es?
The best way to deal with them is to get them when they are grounded... find 200 oscars IIb, put in them green pilots. Then find 3/400 Helens...mass them behind his recon capability... then attack his starting base. The Oscars will all die...but the bombers will get through and...voilà!
Also you could use the KB in addition... with a fast sprint from nowhere....appear, smash the starting base, and then retire... Rader did this to me many times and it always worked for him. He maybe lost 400 planes in those missions...but the loss of 100 4Es in a single day, at this stage of the war, completely trashes the allied plans

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/4/2012 12:59:07 PM   
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Where do they take off from those 4Es?
The best way to deal with them is to get them when they are grounded... find 200 oscars IIb, put in them green pilots. Then find 3/400 Helens...mass them behind his recon capability... then attack his starting base. The Oscars will all die...but the bombers will get through and...voilà!
Also you could use the KB in addition... with a fast sprint from nowhere....appear, smash the starting base, and then retire... Rader did this to me many times and it always worked for him. He maybe lost 400 planes in those missions...but the loss of 100 4Es in a single day, at this stage of the war, completely trashes the allied plans


Great ideas. I remember rader's ability to deal swift strong blows with his air force, completely undeterred by severe losses. These might be more applicable to Burma in the near future for me due to his care in protecting the monsters' lair.

He's using Koumac now. That's out of range for Helens, unfortunately. From Ndeni 14 hexes, from Kirakira 16 hexes. There are 120 fighters there as well. So a KB raid would hurt, an Oscar/Helen raid isn't possible, and using IJN bombers would be a massacre.

Here is an idea though based on what you're saying. I might train up a few hundred pilots for the IJN trained to 60-70 in ground bombing. Then before one of these raids switch out the good pilots and put in these with 45 experience, 60 bombing skill and escort with A5M3a from Ndeni with also less trained pilots. I'd need to build my G3M3 pools quite a bit.

My fear is that they would not coordinate or some groups would not fly at all due to inexperience, and thus the whole mass raid concept would not happen. The other issue is that if he is flying that day, or he switches bases (he brings them to Townsville to hit New Guinea as well), then I'd drop several hundred planes for little gain. If I could catch them sometime when they are at Townsville that provides more options. His recon is very good all over the area though. I might prepare to hunt the beasts and end up getting eaten.

What do you think, guys?

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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/5/2012 10:05:22 AM   
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SUBS: The KXVII takes a TK on the 12th.

NORTH PACIFIC: The CVs refuel at Adak and move to take up a patrolling position out of search range (hopefully) to the SW of Chirikof and Kodiak Islands. I'll be reckoning Kodiak and getting deep search into the Gulf of Alaska with Glen subs and Emilys at long range.

WEST OZ: As the Aussie troops retreat I continue to pound Daly Waters to a pulp. No LR CAP so far.

BURMA: Nothing flying. It's been quiet here for a good while. I keep reconning the jungle approaches to Central Burma, but nothing is sneaking through.

SO PAC: The Allies attempt to clear IJA paratroops from the hills and jungles of the Torres Islands, but struggle to eliminate them. They get a 1:3 in first attack n the 10th. On the 12th the 4Es show up to take a few squads off of us, and another DA on the 13th gets a 1:3 again. He is taking off good numbers of casualties though, so this won't last much longer.

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Ground combat at Torres Islands (120,147)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2218 troops, 52 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 2018 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 103

Allied adjusted assault: 23

Japanese adjusted defense: 87

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
411 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)



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


Assaulting units:
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
4th Marine Raider Battalion
11th Marine Defense Battalion

Defending units:
4th Raiding Rgt /1
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1
3rd Raiding Regiment
1st Raiding Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 12, 43
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Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 72,89

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

Allied Ships
SS KXVII, hits 1
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Ground combat at Torres Islands (120,147)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2623 troops, 89 guns, 98 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

Defending force 1718 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

Allied adjusted assault: 9

Japanese adjusted defense: 31

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
517 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (7 destroyed, 4 disabled)



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


Assaulting units:
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
4th Marine Raider Battalion
178th USAAF Base Force
11th Marine Defense Battalion
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
36th Aviation Base Force

Defending units:
1st Raiding Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1
3rd Raiding Regiment
4th Raiding Rgt /1
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /1

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Reinforcements: Again, a bunch of great new stuff. most of the AA is restricted, but the naval guards will head south immediately.

AMc Wa 16 arrives at Tokyo
AMc Wa 17 arrives at Tokyo
AMc Wa 18 arrives at Tokyo
AMc Wa 21 arrives at Tokyo
AM Wa 102 arrives at Tokyo
E W-28 arrives at Shanghai
SC CHa-60 arrives at Tokuyama
10th Sentai arrives at Tokyo
III/84th Naval Guard Unit arrives at Tokyo
xAK Katsukawa Maru arrives at Nagoya
xAKL Miyakawa Maru #3 arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
xAK Asukasan Maru arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
xAK Daijo Maru arrives at Tokyo
3rd Mortar Regiment arrives at Kanazawa
2nd Machine Cannon AA Battalion arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
3rd Machine Cannon AA Battalion arrives at Fukuoka
1st Machine Cannon AA Battalion arrives at Tokyo
2nd Mortar Regiment arrives at Tsitsihar
64th Field AA Battalion arrives at Tokyo
78th Naval Guard Unit arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
90th Naval Guard Unit arrives at Takamatsu

Aircraft Ki-44-IIc Tojo advances R&D
Aircraft P1Y1 Frances advances R&D
Aircraft L2D2 Tabby advances R&D


Losses: Lost a TK. Not great any time one of these goes down, but I'll have to get used to it.

Loss of AK Sakura Maru on Jan 29, 1943 is admitted
TK Ogura Maru


Ships Sunk: None.

Previous report of sinking of SS Shad incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
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With all of the conversions happening with newly arriving Std series xAKs plus the TKs arriving, the total number of fuel hauling ships is still rising. Escorts are stretched thin. Many DDs are being used for the better faster TK/AO convoys.
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SUBS: On the 16th the KXIII takes out an xAK hauling resources. Later the S-27 tries to make it into Tulagi but doesn't quite get there. It's hit and forced to surface, where the DDs take it out ruthlessly. On the 16th the Allied sub-chasers get us back bringing I-155 to the surface and knocking it out. Another TK lost to the Lapon on the 18th. I've got to get some independent ASW in the Sulu Sea.

NORTH PACIFIC: Around the 17th I notice a lot of shipping around Kodiak. It looks like a big troop TF. I started hitting Chirikof with sweeps of a 45 plane A6M5 group and getting even results day one a bit better day 2, but waring down the CAP a bit with the two consecutive raids. I'll let the CVs loose in the next few days up there to see what they can catch.

BURMA: A rare night attack on Magwe's oil comes in fragmented waves on the 16th. It gets a few hits, but still doesn't shut down the flow completely. Magwe still has 8 functioning wells!

SO PAC: I sent DDs to hit Portland Roads where a lot of small shipping looks to be concentrating. They wouldn't go farther than 2 hexes form Milne Bay for two days. The second day 5 Beauforts flew in and were all shot down by the LR CAP. Then after a re-set of orders the DDs finally went in and sank 8 PTs and 8 LCTs. Nothing big, but it all helps. It may set back or at least make him cover the invasion of Horn Island more thoroughly. It's also certainly the best results I've had against a swarm of PTs.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 15, 43
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Sub attack near Balikpapan at 65,100

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamahuzi Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Kyo Maru #5
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
xAK Kinryu Maru
PB Rokko Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yamahuzi Maru
KXIII 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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Submarine attack near Tulagi at 115,138

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
CA Chikuma
CS Nisshin
DD Asanagi
DD Minazuki
DD Onami
DD Takanami

Allied Ships
SS S-27, hits 30, and is sunk

SS S-27 is sighted by escort
S-27 bottoming out ....
DD Asanagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minazuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Onami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Takanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Asanagi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Minazuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Takanami fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Minazuki attacking submerged sub ....
SS S-27 forced to surface!
DD Onami firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Takanami firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Asanagi firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Onami firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 16, 43
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Submarine attack near Norfolk Island at 116,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-155, hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SC-520
SC-699
SC-638

SS I-155 is located by SC-520
I-155 diving deep ....
SC-699 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-699 is out of ASW ammo
SC-638 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-699 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-699 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-699 is out of ASW ammo
SC-699 is out of ASW ammo
SS I-155 forced to surface!
SC-699 firing on surfaced sub ....

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 98,133

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 11
A6M5 Zero x 10
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 3 destroyed

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 17, 43
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Portland Roads at 91,132, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami
DD Natsugumo
DD Yudachi
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
PT-119, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PT-122, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-123, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-124, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-125, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-126, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-127, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-128, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
PT-127 sunk by DD Kawakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-126 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-119 at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages PT-126 at 10,000 yards
PT-122 sunk by DD Yudachi at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages PT-119 at 11,000 yards
PT-126 sunk by DD Yamakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages PT-119 at 11,000 yards
PT-124 sunk by DD Kawakaze at 11,000 yards
PT-119 sunk by DD Kawakaze at 11,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Portland Roads at 91,132, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami
DD Natsugumo
DD Yudachi
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
PT-121
PT-142
PT-143
PT-144
PT-145
PT-146
PT-147
PT-148

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages PT-142 at 11,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-142 at 11,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages PT-142 at 11,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-121 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages PT-142 at 10,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages PT-142 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages PT-142 at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-142 at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages PT-146 at 9,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages PT-142 at 9,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages PT-143 at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages PT-142 at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages PT-121 at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Portland Roads at 91,132, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami
DD Natsugumo
DD Yudachi
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
LCT-354, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LCT-355, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LCT-356, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
LCT-357, Shell hits 4, and is sunk


Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages LCT-357 at 9,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages LCT-357 at 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on LCT-357
LCT-357 sunk by DD Kiyonami at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages LCT-355 at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
LCT-356 sunk by DD Yamakaze at 3,000 yards
LCT-355 sunk by DD Yamakaze at 3,000 yards
LCT-354 sunk by DD Yamakaze at 3,000 yards
LCT-354 sunk by DD Yamakaze at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Portland Roads at 91,132, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami
DD Natsugumo
DD Yudachi
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze

Allied Ships
LCT-350, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-351, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
LCT-352, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCT-353, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Allied ships attempt to get underway
Range closes to 8,000 yards
LCT-352 sunk by DD Kawakaze at 8,000 yards
LCT-350 sunk by DD Kawakaze at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
LCT-353 sunk by DD Kawakaze at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages LCT-351 at 2,000 yards
LCT-351 sunk by DD Yamakaze at 2,000 yards
LCT-351 sunk by DD Yamakaze at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 18, 43
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Sub attack near Zamboanga at 74,86

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

Allied Ships
SS Lapon


SS Lapon launches 2 torpedoes at TK Ogura Maru #2
Lapon 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...
E W-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-13 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


Morning Air attack on Chirikof Island , at 179,46

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 36


Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 16
P-40E Warhawk x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.14 Sqn RCAF with Hurricane XIIb (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 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
343rd FG/344th FS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 17 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Chirikof Island , at 179,46

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 199 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 59 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 12
P-40E Warhawk x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane XIIb: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Chirikof Island , at 179,46

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 29



Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 13
P-40E Warhawk x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane XIIb: 4 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 4 destroyed




Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.14 Sqn RCAF with Hurricane XIIb (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 9 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 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
343rd FG/344th FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes

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Reinforcements: A few new xAKs to send to the wolves.

xAKL Chuka Maru arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
xAKL Joshu Go arrives at Nagoya
xAKL Mitsuki Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
xAKL Kurenai Maru arrives at Fukuoka
xAKL Takeshijima Maru arrives at Maizuru
8th Indpt SNLF Coy arrives at Tokyo

Aircraft B6N2a Jill advances R&D
Aircraft D4Y3 Judy advances R&D


Losses: Haven't lost too many subs yet, but he's stepping up ASW again in the So Pac, so I might pull back of a bit.

Loss of SS I-155 on Jun 16, 1943 is admitted

Ships Sunk: Looks better than it is, right? But it is fun to get so many PTs with no losses.

SS S-27 is reported to have been sunk near Tulagi on Jun 15, 1943
LCT-350 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
LCT-351 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
LCT-352 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
LCT-353 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
LCT-354 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
LCT-355 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
LCT-356 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
LCT-357 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
PT-119 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
PT-122 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
PT-123 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
PT-124 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
PT-125 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
PT-126 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
PT-127 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
PT-128 is reported to have been sunk near Portland Roads on Jun 17, 1943
SS Gunnel is reported to have been sunk near Iriomote on Feb 28, 1943

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SUBS: Guardfish takes out an xAK on the 21st.

NORTH PACIFIC: Plans in the North Pacific come to fruition as the 3 CVs move in to attack shipping around Kodiak. It looks like no troop convoys are in the area, but several merchants were hit and likely sunk near Anchorage on the 20th. Also, later in the day another attack hit two US CAs plus DDs at Yakutat, where there was no CAP. Unfortunately only the one DD was hit hard. One more hex and I would have had torps and 500 kg bombs in play. Grrr. Later a flight of Judys got skewered at Kodiak trying for a secondary port strike. Probably a bad idea, but I did not think there would be so much other shipping to fragment attacks and that a bigger package would have come in.

I thought I might be able to hit the CAs as they retreated, and I picked them to go SE. I was either wrong or they were too quick, as there were no attacks the next day. I set the CVs to retreat but unfortunately they didn't go as far as they should have on the 22nd and some Kates made an ill-fated strike at Kodiak at 9 hexes. Lost a bunch of planes there, not enough to justify the few hits on ships that were achieved. Back to Adak to replenish for the CVs, but one more surprise for Jocke.

On the 23rd I sent in 3CA and 3 DD to Kodiak. They nailed a few YP and tangled with PTs without taking a hit, but then missed the juicy amphib TF hanging around due to low visibility. They got to 11k yards, the max visibility in the murky northern night, but couldn't spot the TF and the range increased after that. They took out another small TF as a consolation prize plus a few more PTs on the way out.

Altogether at least worth the effort, if not a spectacular success. The lost planes will be replaced quickly, and no ships were even damaged. On a more strategic note, this serves notice that I will still act foolishly aggressive when the situation permits and the targets are in range. He will have to bring more up here if he wants to really protect his efforts from a further incursion, and moving forward from Chirikof just got a lot harder without CVs. If he brings the new Essex and a CVL up here I'll be thrilled though!

BURMA: Nothing.

SO PAC: A 4E raid on Ndeni nearly closes the field on the 21st, then does for sure on the 22nd. I really would like to get this place to a level 6 fort. It's at 5.85 now, and stuck repairing. Once new fighters arrive I should be able to hurt him badly enough to allow for some windows of construction again.

Troops on Torres are nailed by a reinforced Allied investment and suffer a 2:1 there. They were wiped out on the 23rd by attrition. That base also went to a level 1 field.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Anchorage at 181,36

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
A6M5 Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Hoegh Merchant, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK James B. McPherson
xAK Henry Dearborn

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

Massive explosion on xAK Hoegh Merchant
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Hoegh Merchant

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Afternoon Air attack on Daly Waters , at 76,131

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 26

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Yakutat at 189,36

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
D4Y1 Judy x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 10 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA Chicago, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Portland, Bomb hits 1
DD Radford
DD Peary, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Anchorage at 181,36

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
B5N2 Kate x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Henry Dearborn, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAK Hoegh Merchant, on fire, heavy damage

xAK Kauri
xAK Lew Wallace, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Henry Dearborn
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Hoegh Merchant
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Lew Wallace


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Afternoon Air attack on Kodiak , at 181,42

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
D4Y1 Judy x 21

Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 15
Kittyhawk I x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 6 destroyed, 2 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.14 Sqn RCAF with Hurricane XIIb (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.111 Sqn RCAF with Hurricane XIIb (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.118 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk I (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
343rd FG/18th FS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
343rd FG/344th FS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 21, 43
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Submarine attack near Saipan at 112,96

Japanese Ships
xAK Seizan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

xAK Seizan Maru is sighted by SS Guardfish
SS Guardfish launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Seizan Maru

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 22, 43
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kodiak at 181,42

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 105 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
A6M5 Zero x 39
B5N2 Kate x 16

Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 16
P-40E Warhawk x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 8 destroyed, 2 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane XIIb: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
xAKL Malama, Bomb hits 1, on fire


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

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kodiak at 181,42

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4
A6M5 Zero x 26
B5N2 Kate x 20


Allied aircraft
Hurricane XIIb x 13
P-40E Warhawk x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
AM Ungava
LSI(M) Prince Henry, Bomb hits 1, on fire
LST-446, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

AK Cheleb
DD McCook



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

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 23, 43
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kodiak at 181,42, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Kinugasa
DD Arashio
DD Yamagumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
YP-92, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
YP-98, Shell hits 3, and is sunk


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kodiak at 181,42, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Kinugasa
DD Arashio
DD Yamagumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
PT-225
PT-226
PT-227
PT-228
PT-229
PT-230
PT-231, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-232
PT-233
PT-234, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-235
PT-236

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kodiak at 181,42, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Kinugasa
DD Arashio
DD Yamagumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
DE Austin
AM Pursuit
AM Requisite
AM Starling
AM Motive
AM Sheldrake
APA Sheridan
APA Bolivar
AK Eridanus
AK Alnitah
AK Cheleb
LST-447
LST-477
LST-479
LST-480
LST-481
LST-482
LCI-75
KV Dawson
AM Outarde
AM Quatsino
AM Ungava

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Transport TF evades combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kodiak at 181,42, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Kinugasa
DD Arashio
DD Yamagumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
AM Heed, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
AM Adroit, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
xAK James B. McPherson, Shell hits 23, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Kauri, Shell hits 32, and is sunk
xAK Lorrain, Shell hits 26, and is sunk


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kodiak at 180,42, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CA Haguro
CA Kinugasa
DD Arashio
DD Yamagumo
DD Asagumo

Allied Ships
PT-225
PT-226, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-227
PT-228, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-229, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

PT-230
PT-232
PT-233
PT-235
PT-236

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Reinforcements: This version of the Jack will be welcome, but I may not even use it if the George proves too much fun.

TK Azurai Maru arrives at Hiroshima/Kure

Aircraft J2M3 Jack advances R&D


Losses: Not bad.

Loss of xAK Seizan Maru on Jun 21, 1943 is admitted

Ships Sunk: A bunch of minor stuff. Still, I'll take it for no losses on my side.

Previous report of sinking of SS S-31 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
AM Heed is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
AM Adroit is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
PT-226 is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
PT-228 is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
PT-229 is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
PT-231 is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
PT-234 is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
xAK James B. McPherson is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
xAK Kauri is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
xAK Lorrain is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
YP-92 is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943
YP-98 is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 23, 1943

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Nearly got a nice catch in the Prince Henry, now an LSI. I think I've tangled with this ship up here before in the previous battles of the Aleutians, when it was an AMC.
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Just a note to say Jocke's baby has arrived. I'll let him fill in the details. Cigars for all!



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SUBS: A new sub, the Tullibee, hit xAK Yamagata Maru in two attacks the same day to send her to the bottom on the 24th. On the 26th Lapon takes out TK Hishi Maru #2. Too many of these being hit in the past few weeks.

NORTH PACIFIC: The north Pacific raiding TF docks at Adak and refuels. Airgroups are replenished, and in spite of the dire airframe losses, not too many pilots need replacement other than in the two groups that attempted port strikes at Kodiak. I see there is still activity at Kodik, with several TFs shown by recon. In a few days I'll have another look. I need to get more supply to Cold Bay to have drop tanks there and sweep Kodiak with LBA.

BURMA: Nothing. Getting some good experience in all of my pilots just flying endless CAP.

SO PAC: Not much going on. Ndeni still has 100 fields damage and 22 service. It takes about two weeks to clear full damage off, by which time there has been another 4E raid. Can I have a Seabees unit or ten please?

B-25s hit Vinikoro, more as a scouting mission I think to see what is here. A few Rex tangle with them and knock down one.

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Sub attack near Etorofu at 127,54

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamagata Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Chitose Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Tullibee

SS Tullibee launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yamagata Maru
PB Chitose Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chitose Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Talaud-eilanden at 84,96

Japanese Ships
TK Hishi Maru #2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Wa 2
SC Ch 26
TK Mitu Maru
TK Manju Maru
TK Matsumoto Maru
TK Kanze Maru
TK Akatuki Maru
xAK Neikai Maru
xAK Kashiwara Maru
PB Choun Maru #21
PB Wa 19
PB Wa 3

Allied Ships
SS Lapon



SS Lapon launches 2 torpedoes at TK Hishi Maru #2
PB Choun Maru #21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Wa 19 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Wa 3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Afternoon Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1 Rex x 3

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 32


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

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

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

CAP engaged:
452 Ku S-1 with N1K1 Rex (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1 Rex x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

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


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

CAP engaged:
452 Ku S-1 with N1K1 Rex (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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes


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Afternoon Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16


No Allied losses

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



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

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Reinforcements: I need more of these new Es. At the moment I have very few free ships for ASW other than those embedded in TFs.

3rd South Seas Gsn arrives at Kagoshima
4th South Seas Gsn arrives at Wakayama
E Fukue arrives at Tokyo
xAKL Taiten Maru arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka


Losses: He seems to be averaging 2-3 ships a week lately, but more have been TK recently.

Loss of xAK Yamagata Maru on Jun 24, 1943 is admitted
Loss of TK Hishi Maru #2 on Jun 26, 1943 is admitted


Ships Sunk: Interesting the Hermes is coming off the sunk ship list. She took a pounding at Madras.

Previous report of sinking of SS Pompon incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of CVL Hermes incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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A turn arrived from Jocke this morning. They will be sporadic for a while at least as he adjusts to life as a father. I'll revert to reports for each turn for a while until the game picks up pace again.

SUBS: The only action of the day was up in the North Pacific to the East of Kodiak. I-123 stalked a small convoy and launched two TT at DE Austin, getting one hit. It was then DCed without mercy and forced to the surface. At this point the deck crew rushed to the 14cm gun and blasted away at the small escorts in the convoy. Although it took a few hits, it also dished out serious punishment to 2 AMs, each taking three shells and likely sinking.

Although the report states the sub 'slipped beneath the waves' it is actually still limping along. The damage is severe; 37-88(56)-7(4). I have had a sub make it back with this kind of damage, but I'm not holding my breath for the I-123. If it does get back to Adak and later to the HI, this crew will have all of the saki they can drink and a team of Geishas to serve them.

NORTH PACIFIC: It looks like Jocke is taking some ships back to safer waters. Our CVs are moving to set up camp in the dead search zone 21 hexes SW of Chirikof Island.

BURMA: Nothing moving in Burma. I did notice that only 38 fighters are listed in Ledo, plus 148 auxiliary planes. I set up a raid of 100 Helens following sweeps by over 150 fighters. Now we'll see if they actually fly or not.

SO PAC: No new activity. Some small ships are massed around Luganville. I have some fuel going to Ndeni to keep the ACMs working, but there are a lot of subs in the area. Most of them must have a high DL though, since I see them all.

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Submarine attack near Kodiak at 185,43

Japanese Ships
SS I-123, hits 12, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Austin, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Sheldrake
APA Bolivar
LST-482
LST-447
KV Dawson
AM Ungava, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Quatsino
AM Outarde, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

SS I-123 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Austin
I-123 diving deep ....
KV Dawson attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-123 forced to surface!
KV Dawson firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Ungava firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Quatsino firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Outarde firing on surfaced sub ....
KV Dawson firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Ungava firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Quatsino firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Outarde firing on surfaced sub ....
KV Dawson firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Ungava firing on surfaced sub ....
Massive explosion on AM Ungava
AM Quatsino firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Outarde firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Quatsino firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Outarde firing on surfaced sub ....
KV Dawson firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Quatsino firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Outarde firing on surfaced sub ....
KV Dawson firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Quatsino firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Outarde firing on surfaced sub ....
KV Dawson firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Quatsino firing on surfaced sub ....
AM Outarde firing on surfaced sub ....
KV Dawson firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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Reinforcements: I've been getting one of these every other turn lately, which is great.

Pilot Obayashi G. is reported as to have escaped capture

Losses: None.

Ships Sunk: At least if the I-123 goes down, it went out shooting!

DE Austin is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 28, 1943
xAKL Sjobris is reported to have been sunk near Newcastle on May 08, 1942
AM Ungava is reported to have been sunk near Kodiak on Jun 28, 1943
Previous report of sinking of CLAA Van Heemskerck incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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SUBS: I-173 found a massive SCTF that looks like they're heading to Sydney. I'll have to keep and eye on this to see if they come around OZ to battle the bombardment TFs near Carnarvon should he give it another go over there. Could just be upgrades though. Later the I-173 also finds a transport TF and sinks the Juan de Fuca. It even gets away without being pummeled. Miracle.

The I-123 is still going, and dropped a few points in float damage yesterday. Fingers crossed, but it's a long way back to Adak.

NORTH PACIFIC: The CVs show no rise in DL. I really need to get tracker going again to make sure this is really true.

BURMA: The sweeps went in over Ledo but the bombers failed to fly. That's all fine as his CAP was much stronger than anticipated. He said in an email that he's adopted my methods and it worked great! I assume he means my LR CAP and CAP combo that I've installed in Central Burma. Teaches me to post ideas on the forum.

On the day he loses about 30 planes and we lose about 40. The A6M5 were the major losers, but soon I'll be filling out this group with Georges, so I'll not sweep again with them before that. Interesting that the majority of his CAP is patrolling at 31k. I guess that's because I never bomb anything because my bombers won't fly.

SO PAC: More 4E raids at Ndeni. I am thinking he's committed to shutting down this base nay right now. That tells me two things. He will attack here next. Also, my other bases are free to build forts and fields as much as possible right now. I'm happy with that.

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ASW attack near Newcastle at 96,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
DD Kalk
BB Idaho
BB Nevada
BB Colorado
CA Hawkins
CA Canberra
CA Wichita
CA Vincennes
CA San Francisco
CL Santa Fe
CL Denver
CL Nashville
CL Phoenix
CL St. Louis
CLAA Reno
CLAA San Diego
DD Lang
DD Ellet



SS I-173 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Kalk
I-173 diving deep ....
DD Lang fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ellet fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 45

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
Hurricane IIc Trop x 32
P-38G Lightning x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed

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


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(20 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-38G Lightning (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VF-2 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 28000 and 35600.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.113 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
No.155 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 12
Hurricane IIc Trop x 26
P-38G Lightning x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet *

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Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 8
Hurricane IIc Trop x 17
P-38G Lightning x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 23


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

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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

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Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 83
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 42

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 6
Hurricane IIc Trop x 12
P-38G Lightning x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 23

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


Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
41 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet
30 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick sweeping at 31000 feet *
31 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet *

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Sub attack near Newcastle at 95,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
xAK Juan de Fuca, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SC-520

SS I-173 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Juan de Fuca
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: Some Japanese Indian units arrive and will take over garrison duties in Malaya from the Thai Army. Nice to get another CL also.

1st Air Fleet arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
1st INA Subhas Regiment arrives at Singapore
2nd INA Gandhi Regiment arrives at Singapore
3rd INA Azad Regiment arrives at Singapore
4th INA Nehru Regiment arrives at Singapore
30th Sentai arrives at Kiamusze
CL Noshiro arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka


Losses: None.

Ships Sunk: Good to get a normal transport kill with no extra drama.

xAK Juan de Fuca is reported to have been sunk near Newcastle on Jun 29, 1943
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SS Juan de Fuca. Laid down, 15 November 1942, as SS Juan de Fuca, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1747), Launched, 27 December 1942 at Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, WA.

This is the shipyard where my grandfather worked during the war.

9 December 1944 - damaged by Japanese air attack in Pacific
30 December 1944 - damaged by Japanese aerial torpedo
30 December 1944 - run aground
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SUBS: Lost a Lima xAK today to the Flying Fish. It was hauling fuel so went down with only one torp whereas these often make it back to port after one hit. Then lost another xAKL to the Seahorse in the PI. Moving some Kates over here to Iloilo to help the ASW.

NORTH PACIFIC: Nothing going, but supply just arriving to Cold Bay.

BURMA: All quiet. A few heavy arty units arrive and will move up to the front. I'm not sure how effective 4 gun units with big guns will be, but we'll find out.

SO PAC: More 4Es hit Ndeni. A lot of small shipping around including PTs at Torres Islands. He's not moving forward now though, yet at least.

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Sub attack near Woleai at 97,108

Japanese Ships
xAK Bordeaux Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PB Aso Maru #7
PB Syozui Maru
xAK London Maru
xAK Syohei Maru
xAK Nanman Maru
xAK Tuyama Maru
PB Yamahagi Maru #3
PB Choko Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish


SS Flying Fish launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Bordeaux Maru
Flying Fish diving deep ....
PB Yamahagi Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yamahagi Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Yamahagi Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Afternoon Air attack on Carnarvon , at 49,133

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 46

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 4 destroyed


CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 18 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
958 Ku T-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes

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Sub attack near Roxas at 79,82

Japanese Ships
xAKL Shingetsu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Tonegawa Maru
PB Kyo Maru #1

Allied Ships
SS Seahorse, hits 2

SS Seahorse launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Shingetsu Maru
PB Kyo Maru #1 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kyo Maru #1 is out of ASW ammo
PB Kyo Maru #1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: A bunch of new IJN air groups arrive, including two MB Betty groups. I'm very much in need of these right now to shore up the defenses in Sumatra and in the Solomons after withdrawals took two big groups recently.

SC CHa-61 arrives at Niigata
261 Ku S-2 arrives at Kagoshima
331 Ku S-1 arrives at Oita
331 Ku K-1 arrives at Oita
501 Ku K-1 arrives at Chiba
531 Ku K-1 arrives at Chiba
761 Ku K-1 arrives at Kanoya
761 Ku K-2 arrives at Kanoya
934 Ku T-2 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
1006 Ku U-1 arrives at Chiba


Losses: The US subs are finding their groove.

xAKL Shingetsu Maru
xAK Bordeaux Maru


Ships Sunk: None.

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Just from following along, I see I'm going to have to figure out a way to deal with the 4E's.

What are your chances of slipping bombardment TF's close enough to hit the bomber bases? You mentioned Allied search, any gaps you can exploit? Knowing Jocke, he's probably mined the bases heavily, but taking out a large number of 4E's might be worth the damage to mines in the short term. Then you might be able to feint more often than not, just the threat of seeing a bombardment group heading in might cause him to redeploy the bombers.

If the bomber bases aren't doable, can you hit the P-38's? Without the sweeps to clear the way, maybe he'll think twice about the losses his bombers will take.

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ORIGINAL: SqzMyLemon

Just from following along, I see I'm going to have to figure out a way to deal with the 4E's.

What are your chances of slipping bombardment TF's close enough to hit the bomber bases? You mentioned Allied search, any gaps you can exploit? Knowing Jocke, he's probably mined the bases heavily, but taking out a large number of 4E's might be worth the damage to mines in the short term. Then you might be able to feint more often than not, just the threat of seeing a bombardment group heading in might cause him to redeploy the bombers.

If the bomber bases aren't doable, can you hit the P-38's? Without the sweeps to clear the way, maybe he'll think twice about the losses his bombers will take.


All good thoughts. I have toyed with the idea of going in with a bombardment TF but I would have to broadcast it in advance. He's got the 4Es in Efate now and maybe still some in Koumac, so right in the middle of the hornet's nest. Luganville has other bombers, maybe MBs, DBs and TBs, as well as the P-38s and Corsairs.

It would mean bringing the KB out of its lair near Tulagi and moving it down with the BBs to within one day's range. It could work but if he is playing smart he'll just move out the 4Es and move in a bunch of Dauntless and Avengers to all of the bases, knowing I can't hit each. I'm a bit worried about LBA here with the P-38s, Corsairs and Hellcats that are in the front line. The zero is beginning to feel very outclassed. He also does have all of these bases well mined and PTs are hanging around all over the place.

Georges are about to go online and Jacks are building pools already. Soon I might have enough decent fighters to challenge the 4Es with LR CAP from Kirakira. It's interesting though that he hits only Ndeni although he's now in range of Tulagi and the surrounding islands. I'm much happier for him to hit Ndeni and waste day after day pounding the fields. I am still able to bring supplies in for now at least, and the troops haven't been affected at all.

I'll keep a bombardment on the possibilities list, but it feels a bit too risky to try for now.
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SUBS: Two more ships lost to subs. I guess I should get used to this now. The issue for me is that the escorts aren't even getting an attack on the subs anymore, even in the shallows, let alone a hit. I will have to start sending more dedicated ASW TFs into infested areas of the DEI, the Chinese coasts and along frequent open ocean routes.

NORTH PACIFIC: The CVs are stationed due South of Kodiak now by over 20 hexes. Scout subs are roaming closer to the US coast in search of traffic. This may be the last time I try something like this as the fuel expenditure is beginning to worry me.

WEST OZ: Hellcats do better today than the Lightings did yesterday over Carnarvon. I kept the zeros set to 12k thinking that maybe th slow level was drawing the sweeps down into a better maneuver band for them and if they could stick with the battle long enough they could make up for losses from the first dives. It didn't work today, as he got 11 A6M5s for 4 Hellcats total. I'll push them back to Exmouth for tomorrow as I'm getting a tingling feeling about what might be coming next.

BURMA: All groups are returning to normal after sweeps and getting moral back to the 90s.

SO PAC: Continued activity, recent bombing and the prevalence of APDs and LSTs gets me wondering if he'll come for another island close to Ndeni. I'm not quite sure what to do to defend well against this. I think the best option might be to just get a bunch of DDs into the area patrolling near Ndeni under LR CAP and hope they react into any invasion that comes.

I'm not excited about exposing the KB to LBA, subs and PTs by bringing it out to hit LR CAPed LSTs, and anything that comes will be so quick that I would have no reaction time anyway. I have some mini-subs at Ndeni and two MTBs. I will also set up some minelayers to go in within the week, but I might be too late now. Just a hunch that something will happen soon, but why else would he have bombed the troops at Vanikoro?

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Sub attack near Jolo at 73,88

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hokuhi Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Fukkai Maru
SC CHa-56
TK Kanto Maru
xAKL Akita Maru
PC Sumire

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Hokuhi Maru
Guardfish diving deep ....
PC Sumire fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Sumire 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: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 33000 feet

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
958 Ku T-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes

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Sub attack near Peleliu at 88,100

Japanese Ships
xAK Yuzan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Sinno Maru
xAK Izan Maru
xAK Burma Maru
DD Nokaze
PB Tenzan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Trout

SS Trout launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Yuzan Maru
Trout diving deep ....
DD Nokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tenzan Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nokaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Reinforcements: No reinforcements today, but one very important thing began to arrive. See below.

Losses: Too many lost this week already.

xAK Yuzan Maru
xAKL Hokuhi Maru

Ships Sunk: This I believe was the AO that hit a mine in Isle of Pines.

AO Monongahela is reported to have been sunk near Noumea on May 07, 1943
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The George began producing today! I've converted 6 factories from mostly extra disused A6M factories and within a month I'll have about 170 George factories in full swing.
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I just spent a good portion of yesterday's day off getting tracker working again. The purpose and result of this work is to check in on my economy after about a half-year of game time not using it. Some things have been revealed.

1. There is not much oil left to refine. I'm not sure what is normal here, and I don't now what will happen when it gets so low I have to stop some refineries. I suspect that I will have less supply generation (the refineries being major sources of supply). I also imagine that I will have less fuel to run ships around the map, and if I keep the KB and much of my surface fleet into mid-44 and beyond, I will have to use them judiciously.

This makes me think I need to start being more critical of my naval/merchant allocations now in regard to fuel use. I will check all convoys, surface vessels and subs and try to see what is necessary and what can be sent to port. I will also streamline fuel/oil shipping even more, and get dedicated ASW TFs into the areas these convoys use to really try to lessen ship losses due to enemy activity.

2. There seems to be a good amount of fuel still around. Again, I don't know for sure, but looking at usage per day, I think this reserve could last a while. I'll have to do calculations on how long. Of course it all depends on oil availability, how long I can hold the SRA and how much fuel ships use. Complicated stuff. It seems to be dropping about 4-5k a day now, but this will be a more dramatic fall each day once the oil surplus runs dry. At current usage during the past 70 days I have here I would use 1,500,000 fuel by July 44. At best my oil surplus will only run until the early part of 44 however, so this number will likely be larger by then. I may reconsider making more small inefficient ships as well and just cancel all of those aiming to get more HI built up and to conserve fuel.

3. The HI stored is nearing 2 million, at 1,781,046 right now. This meets what I set as a goal (to get 1 million a year banked in 42-44). Thinking of conservation, I may now shoot for 2.5 million by the end of 43.

I'm looking forward to any comments or help in knowing how this looks now. I really don't know if I'm sitting pretty or if I need to start getting worried and fretting over every ship I send out.
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SUBS: Lost another xAK, the Ehime Maru near the PI today. Again the escorts, both a DD and an E fail to locate and attack the sub. At least the target wasn't the AO in the TF.

I know all DDs have very aggressive captains. I've done what I can with the Es, but there aren't enough good captains to go around. Would it help more to have a TF Commander with high aggression to affect all of these ships? Most of these are one-term TFs so I could waste the PPs on someone decent and keep it for 3-4 months.

NORTH PACIFIC: Nothing new happening. Still on station waiting for something to move.

WEST OZ: Jocke seems to be taking an interest in this area again. He moved the 4Es from So Pac over for some raids and today hit Carnarvon. I'm quite happy to see them over here. As I had just moved both zero groups to Exmouth there wasn't much to hit here. Also if he does go for Exmouth, he won't be getting much fighter support except for P-38s.

I'm interested in his intentions over here. After bringing an army nearly all of the way to Carnarvon, then back, I can't imagine he'll try that again. So what now? And why the move to bring 4Es in? I'll have to keep the IJN near and ready to spring. He may be trying to shut down the fields in anticipation of bringing in an amphibious invasion supported only by surface elements. If so we could be in for a good old-fashioned gunfight. I've got 5 BBs in the region plus supporting ships and one CVE sporting 10 Kates. At least that could pop a hole in something, but won't stop an all-out invasion force. If he is coming by sea, he hasn't loaded the troops from Geraldton, as there are 60k still shown there by last recon. I'll recon Perth and see if a lot of AP/AK/LST are in port.

BURMA: Nothing today.

SO PAC: Corsairs keep picking off the Rex near Ndeni. It still keeps him honest to have these here, although they aren't doing much good. There were still 2 up for the unescorted bombing raid, so hopefully that threw their aim off a bit. There are about 50 4Es still over here, here working with B-25s. He's targeting troops on Vanikoro. If this is not the next target I'll be very surprised.

I'm struggling with how to defend this area. I would like to hold him off here as I do still have the CV advantage and a good surface force as well. With 5 CV and 4 CVL I should be able to hold off most LBA threats from any one base, but I can't get caught in the crosshairs between several. I may bring the KB down closer to the East of Ndeni in range of the dot bases but only within 6-8 hex range of Torres, a level 4 field. I'll have a few 3-4 DD TFs patrolling nearby as well.

I'm also bringing in a bunch of mini-subs and Jakes to the dot bases. The Jakes will be on night search and naval bombing at 1k. Even if they don't attack they will pick up any invasion early and could divert patrolling DDs to react to the invasion during the night. That's the hope anyway. I really need MTBs in bulk, but I only have 2 now. Not enough.

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Sub attack near Catanduanes at 85,81

Japanese Ships
xAK Ehime Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Wa 14
AO Notoro
xAK Zinzan Maru
xAK Syoto Maru
xAK Yamayuri Maru
DD Harukaze
E Wakataka

Allied Ships
SS Hake

SS Hake launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Ehime Maru
DD Harukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
E Wakataka fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Wakataka 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: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 21

No Allied losses

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

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Morning Air attack on Carnarvon , at 49,133

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 60
LB-30 Liberator x 15
B-24D Liberator x 58
B-24D1 Liberator x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 50
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 48

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

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Afternoon Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1 Rex x 2



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 22
B-25C Mitchell x 63


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 85th JAAF AF Coy , at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1 Rex x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 12


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

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Reinforcements: Now that the factories are going ahead with the engine bonus this should come quickly.

Aircraft N1K2-J George advances R&D

Losses: Daily tithe.

Loss of xAK Ehime Maru on Jul 02, 1943 is admitted

Ships Sunk: So Cleveland's collision didn't send her under as I suspected.

SS KXI is reported to have been sunk near Ontong Java on May 20, 1943
Previous report of sinking of CL Cleveland incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Sunfish incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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The I-123 is still limping along. Holding at 90 float damage!
The I-121 seen here. Most of this class were used for hauling fuel or training during the war.

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Keeping fingers crossed for I-123!

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SUBS: I-123 still chugging along!

NORTH PACIFIC: Nothing happening except a bit of supply being dropped off at Cold Bay.

WEST OZ: I moved an Oscar IIb group to Port Hedland for some added LR CAP at Exmouth in case he goes this far. I know I can't stop them, but I'd like to exact a toll at least. The more fighters on CAP the more chance at damaging passes against these guys.

BURMA: Nothing.

SO PAC: Another day of Corsair target practice on the Rexes. Two more downed. None left to tackle the unescorted 4E raid or the B-25s that came after.

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Morning Air attack on Vanikoro , at 121,145

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1 Rex x 4



Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1 Rex: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
452 Ku S-1 with N1K1 Rex (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

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Morning Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 36


No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 31


No Allied losses

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

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

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Morning Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 31


No Allied losses

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

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Reinforcements: This will move to the Timor area. Need a lot more of these down there. I have 3-4 months to make this a nest to fit all of the upcoming hornets into before Jocke gets West Oz back under control. Speaking of Hornets the Frances is due to start production in August.

65th JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo

Losses: None.

Ships Sunk: None.
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Cold Bay - Fort Randall Airfield in 42. I've got 45 zeros here now, and I'm just getting the supply out of the red to get them some drop-tanks.
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SUBS: Sub action around the PI has been quieting lately. I think the Kates I moved in are having an immediate influence.

NORTH PACIFIC: Still waiting for signs up here.

WEST OZ: Lightnings swept at Exmouth getting 2:1, but we only lost 2 KIA.

BURMA: Still no movement.

SO PAC: Making his intentions even more clear, Jocke today sends in a big minesweeping TF to Vanikoro. It first meets my 2 'MGB' which don't seem to be quite equipped to shoot at anything really. They do land a shell on a DMS, but really they're just here to mess up quick unloading or other missions that want to get in and out fast. They did contact them twice during the night. Next the DD/DMS tangle with 3 DDs patrolling the area. This was a good test of their reaction and they made it in just fine. They fought a knife fight at 4k yards in 3% moonlight, and nobody hit much.

Some A6M3a got chewed up today on LR CAP by the Corsairs and didn't have any planes still around to hit the milk run of B-25s at Vanikoro.

It looks like some big movements are imminent in NE OZ. The collection of ships at Portland Roads is impressive, but it looks like a lot of small stuff that is not worth the effort and risk to take it out supported by at least one big SAG, listing two BBs and CLs. I don't think these are BBs, but it's something to reckon with, anyway. I have a good sized SCTF at Milne Bay and I'll move it under heavy CAP to one hex off of Port Moresby at 6 hex react to see what happens.

Tomorrow I'll move the KB out and within a six-hex strike of Vanikoro, just in case it's D-Day there. I'll limit flight ops to stay away from CAP traps and bring along the BBs and an ASW TF. It's a risk but I don't think he should be able to move easily to this next step. I've given the islands up to Torres without exacting a toll, but no longer. Now is when the fight begins.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Vanikoro at 121,145, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MGB G-4
MGB G-5

Allied Ships
DD Mahan
DD Cushing
DD Perkins
DD Smith
DMS Southard
DMS Hovey
DMS Hopkins, Shell hits 1
DMS Hamilton

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DMS Hopkins engages MGB G-5 at 2,000 yards
MGB G-4 engages DMS Hopkins at 2,000 yards
DMS Hopkins engages MGB G-4 at 7,000 yards
DMS Hovey engages MGB G-4 at 7,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Vanikoro at 121,145, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami
DD Natsugumo, Shell hits 1
DD Yudachi, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Mahan, Shell hits 1
DD Cushing
DD Perkins, Shell hits 1
DD Smith
DMS Southard
DMS Hovey
DMS Hopkins
DMS Hamilton, Shell hits 1, on fire

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 9,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Perkins at 7,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Yudachi at 7,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Yudachi at 7,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Yudachi at 7,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DMS Hamilton at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Smith at 5,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Perkins at 5,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Cushing at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Kiyonami at 4,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Kiyonami at 4,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Perkins at 4,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DMS Hopkins at 4,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Yudachi at 4,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Smith at 4,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Yudachi at 4,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DMS Hamilton at 4,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DMS Southard at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Smith at 5,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Natsugumo at 5,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Cushing at 5,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DMS Hopkins at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Yudachi at 8,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Kiyonami at 8,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Kiyonami at 8,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Mahan at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Perkins at 11,000 yards
DD Natsugumo engages DD Cushing at 11,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DMS Southard at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...
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Morning Air attack on Vanikoro , at 121,145

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 with A6M3a Zero (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes

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Morning Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16


No Allied losses

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

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Morning Air attack on II/84th Naval Guard Unit, at 121,145 (Vanikoro)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 46


No Allied losses

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


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

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Afternoon Air attack on Exmouth , at 50,129

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 28
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
958 Ku T-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
26th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Reinforcements: I've shut down the xAKLs not yet building. austerity measures taking effect.

xAKL Dalakita Maru arrives at Tokyo
xAKL Tatsuaoi Maru arrives at Osaka/Kyoto

Aircraft D4Y3 Judy advances R&D


Ships Lost: None.

Ships Sunk: None.

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The days of the zero are finished. Still, it's what i have until the better 2nd generation fighter pools build. I've been trying to entice fights over my territory, and so far it's been working. Even though he's getting 1.5/2-1, I'm not losing may pilots. Today 24 George factories are repaired!
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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/11/2012 5:54:19 PM   
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5 July 1943
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Jocke is getting quite few turns in even with a new baby! Hats off to him!

I've forgotten how hard it is to keep up with singe turn reports. If this pace keeps up I may switch to 3-4 days for each one again. Although a lot is happening now, so I might not be able to get it all in one post.

Several areas on the map are activated today by Allied moves.

SUBS: Subs are active in the Sulu Sea and throughout the Carolines, but no hits today.

I'm sending a string of subs out from Sumatra toward the map edge. Hunter groups with Glens and a few killers on smaller patrols, but the purpose is long term surveillance and early warning. I don't want any nasty surprises out here without a few days to react. I'm shifting several Glen subs from the So Pac area, which are less useful now there in close quarters, and they will try to extend this picket toward West OZ.

NORTH PACIFIC: A TF showing 8 ships and boasting AK/CL/DD listings is heading SW from Kodiak. This is the only one picked up but I would imagine it's supported by something else. Tracker shows that the DL on my CVs is 0/2, so he at least knows something is there. I'll move them in at flank and try to hit these from 7-8 hexes near Chirikof if they continue on their current trajectory. The 45 zeros from Cold Bay will sweep Chirikof and 9 A6M3a plus 18 Kates will strike from there as well, just using bombs at 5k. Finally, 4 DDs escorting the supply run at Cold Bay will run E in the night an try for an intercept. Jakes are flying night search to help.

WEST OZ: A sweep and 4E raid hit Exmouth again today, but even though the fields got wiped, a price was exacted. At least 12-15 4Es were shot down or lost to ops. Several Lightning were downed as well and only for 2 pilots KIA. From now on as Japan it's all about the accumulation of small nicks taken out of the Allied sword that will hopefully blunt their ability to push ahead at will. All able fighters will fly to Port Hedland and be put on zero range CAP.

Naval forces are moving to Broome in preparation for any move by sea.

BURMA: Still quiet. A bunch of supply is unloaded in Rangoon.

SO PAC: Horn Island is finally invaded. He sent a US Army Rgt which surprised me. I thought he'd just paradrop it. anyway, the shock took the vacant base and the 3 DDs at Merauke didn't react. I'll send them in tomorrow to see if anything is still around.

Our SCTF attracted some attention near Port Moresby. The CAP did its job and ALL ALlied aircraft were downed.

Jakes on night attack tried for the small landing craft but didn't hit any.

PTs went to Vanikoro but didn't manage to take out the MTBs. Kates from the KB on night attack went for the PTs at Vanikoro with no luck.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR July 5, 43
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Amphibious Assault at Horn Island (91,128)

TF 1 troops unloading over beach at Horn Island, 91,128

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

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Morning Air attack on Exmouth , at 50,129

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 36
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
958 Ku T-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
26th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Exmouth , at 50,129

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 33
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 40
LB-30 Liberator x 15
B-24D Liberator x 52
B-24D1 Liberator x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 42
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 146

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

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 7 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
958 Ku T-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
26th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Exmouth , at 50,129

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 22
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 6 damaged

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Morning Air attack on Exmouth , at 50,129

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

Runway hits 1

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Morning Air attack on Exmouth , at 50,129

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged

Runway hits 1

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Morning Air attack on Exmouth , at 50,129

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

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

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,130

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 22
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 7
TBF-1 Avenger x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 3 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 5 destroyed


CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Sasebo 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 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,130

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 24
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 5 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,130

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 24
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 6
P-40K Warhawk x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 4 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 3 destroyed


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Ground combat at Horn Island (91,128)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3195 troops, 36 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 115

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

Allied adjusted assault: 30

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Horn Island !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-), disruption(-)

Assaulting units:
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment

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Reinforcements: The Tojo IIc should be around by September the way R n D is moving now.

xAKL Shozui Maru arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
xAKL Mitsuri Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo

Aircraft Ki-44-IIc Tojo advances R&D


Losses: None. I-123 is still going, but I did get a floatation repairs failing message during the replay.

Ships Sunk: None.
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Glens have been used in primarily an offensive role, searching for enemy TFs and helping subs or surface vessels hunt them down. Now many of these useful sub-launched FPs will be used defensively, to hopefully get early warning of approaching surface fleets and invasions, especially near the DEI. Holding Cocos with an 18 plane Emily group there is very helpful, but there are still some dead spots I'd like to fill in the IO.
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RE: Wild Sheep's Chase - obvert (J) vs JocMeister (A) - 10/12/2012 10:11:44 AM   
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NORTH PACIFIC: All elements combined perfectly to nail the TF moving to Chirikof. It turned out that they were not all needed as this wasn't a high value target in the end, just a supply run most likely, but getting two DDs is never a bad thing. More importantly, it again makes him either bring more force or hold off on his advance toward the Aleutians. Lone, unescorted TFs moving into Indian country aren't going to cut it. He may have been relying on LR CAP or setting this as a trap for LBA to spring, but the Mini-KB ended up quite far from Kodiak, so only potentially HB/MBs could get a shot at 11-12 hexes, and they wouldn't do well without escort.

The longer term strategic goal here is to hold the bases we now control until the winter, for almost 3 more months. If I can do this it will meet all of my initial objectives in committing these forces here. It makes the Allies allocate some forces, (and now much stronger forces) to the area, plus it holds off any bombing or reconnaissance of the Kuriles and Hokkaido from these bases. If indeed he has to wait until the spring of 44 to retake the Aleutians he won't have and established set of bases up here until mid-to-late 44. This has allowed me to gradually garrison and build the Kuriles and Hokkaido. The defenses are nearly prepared, with most bases nearing level 4 forts and fields, and garrisons are now being allocated.

WEST OZ: The 4Es again hit Exmouth. A few already damaged zeros destroyed on the ground and the base is now officially shut down. The recon didn't fly today to Geraldton, so no info yet on troops.

BURMA: Nothing.

SO PAC: During the past few days it feels that the tension has risen in the oceans South of New Guinea and the Solomons. As I bring in forces to contest Allied moves every air group, submarine and surface vessel is on alert and ready for action at any moment.

Today at Horn Island I sent a TF of three DDs to strke and get out quickly, but they were met by a tough SCTF with two modern CLs and a bunch of Fletcher and modern DDs. The battle got down to 2k yards in 17% moonlight, and I would have thought torpedoes would have played a much bigger part than they did for both sides at that range. None of ours were sunk outright, but the Yugumo class Tamanami is struggling with 50 fires burning after the battle and it's touch and go. They did get one long lance into CL Columbia, hopefully sending her to Syndey for a bit. Most importantly I want Jocke to know that from now on nothing will go completely uncontested. So far only 13 DDs have been lost during the war, so I have a few to play with.

The larger 2 CA 2 CL 4 DD TF will move to Cooktown to bombard tomorrow, but on 6 hex with a primary goal of engaging these CLs if they are retiring from the area. As a secondary target there is a TF which looks like transports in the harbor without any PTs or other combat ships protecting them. The LBA is heavy in the area so the ships will be heavily LR CAPed in case of battle and any damaged ships limping back in a vulnerable state.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 17, 43
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SO PAC

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Horn Island at 91,128, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Tamanami, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Kagero, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 4, on fire


Allied Ships
CL Cleveland
CL Columbia, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1
DD Fletcher
DD Abbot
DD Aulick
DD Bache, Shell hits 1
DD Chevalier
DD Conway, Shell hits 1

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 10,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages CL Columbia at 7,000 yards
DD Bache engages DD Kagero at 7,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Fletcher at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Conway engages DD Amatsukaze at 4,000 yards
DD Fletcher engages DD Amatsukaze at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Columbia engages DD Tamanami at 2,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Tamanami at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages CL Columbia at 4,000 yards
CL Cleveland engages DD Tamanami at 4,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Chevalier at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Conway at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Night Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 6 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Cleveland
DD Abbot
DD Aulick

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


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Night Air attack on TF, near Horn Island at 91,128

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Columbia
DD Fletcher

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

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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 32

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 33000 feet

CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (11 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 34000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes

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NO PAC

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Chirikof Island at 179,46, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio, Shell hits 2
DD Arashio, Shell hits 2
DD Yamagumo, Shell hits 2
DD Asagumo, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Endicott, Shell hits 16, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD McCook, Shell hits 11, heavy fires
xAKL Coloradan, Shell hits 31, and is sunk
xAKL Kentuckian, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAKL Tennessean, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAKL Pacific, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage


Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Endicott at 19,000 yards

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Morning Air attack on Chirikof Island , at 179,46

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 40

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
40 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 9
B5N1 Kate x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD McCook, heavy fires
xAKL Pacific, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
DD Endicott, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD McCook
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Pacific
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Endicott

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 99 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 40
B5N2 Kate x 9
D4Y1 Judy x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD McCook, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Endicott, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Magazine explodes on DD McCook
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Endicott

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Reinforcements: None.

Losses: None.

Ships Sunk: The xAKLs don't mean much, but he'll still have to bring other ships here o replace them, taking time. The DDs are always nice to get. That makes 39 sunk so far if the list is correct.

DD Endicott is reported to have been sunk near Chirikof Island on Jul 06, 1943
DD McCook is reported to have been sunk near Chirikof Island on Jul 06, 1943
xAKL Coloradan is reported to have been sunk near Chirikof Island on Jul 06, 1943
xAKL Kentuckian is reported to have been sunk near Chirikof Island on Jul 06, 1943
xAKL Tennessean is reported to have been sunk near Chirikof Island on Jul 06, 1943
xAKL Pacific is reported to have been sunk near Chirikof Island on Jul 06, 1943

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I'm still looking for help with the economy. How do these numbers look for mid-43? How much will the economy be affected by the oil surplus running out and the shutting down of refineries? Which should I close down first, the HI, Manchuria, or in the SRA? How is the fuel surplus looking for this time in the war? Am I using too much now?

Any comments or hep would be much appreciated. More info is listed a few posts back.

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