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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 4/28/2013 11:51:03 AM   
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25 May 1944
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SUBS: Trusty nails an xAk near Singapore.

S/SW PAC: The ambush worked, but there just wasn't much of value attacked. In the recon of Finschafen it looks like there are some combat ships there, but our DBs went for some big slow merchants instead. The DBs suffered to the small CAP at Finshafen, but still managed to hit 5 ships and left three in sinking condition while obliterating an SC. The Frances group hit 3 xAK with no challenge from the CAP.This move is still a success as the main goal is to bring uncertainty into the Allied rear and instigate action away from the front lines.

I'll now move the bombers back and throw a few more fighters into Rabaul. I also put two George groups into Hollandia, and I'm moving the KB out to a spot 9 hexes NE from Sarmi. I'd like to trap and hit the three BBs that are resting a Dagua, but he'll most likely move them back.

NORTH PACIFIC: No landings occurred yet. I forgot to check on this area today, and I can't say where the Allied fleet is now, but looking through the OPs report I see no sightings up here at all! Interesting. There was an F-5A over Dutch, and that's the only listing I can find for the area.

S DEI: Jocke bombed the small island base just South of Saumlaki, Selaroe, possibly to find out what units are there? The combat unit is only a recon regiment, just to hold against a para-assault really. He might also be ready for some LST/LSI moves here supported by PTs and LBA. I'm moving in another 49 plane Oscar group with low naval training, and ships are nearing readiness at Soerabaja to move down here.

Wyndham is captured. I managed to get about 1/4 of the naval guard moved back, but the rest will be sent toward Derby overland.

BURMA: After the surprise yesterday at Rangoon no bombers flew in Burma today. A few sweeps went over but that's it. Supply dropped at Bangkok moved into Rangoon, and all bases are flush again.

Jocke moved the army of 2500 AV that had been threatening troops near Taung Gyi back to Mandalay. I'll finally now be able to move that blockade back one hex from Taung Gyi at the split of the yellow road, and I'll set up who there with a few units and send the rest to the base for some R n R. He's still showing movement onto the road between the valley and Taung Gyi. I have units there waiting, but if he moves onto it I'll try to force him off as I'm sure his supply will not be flowing well off road there.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Eniweitok is invaded! That didn't take long. Looks like he's got the rocket ships working here, as the naval guard took a bunch of disablements during the landing. The base falls easily after more pounding from the air.

So this means the next strike in the Central Pacific might end up against the more firm fortresses of Ponape or Marcus. I would not contest Ponape, but Marcus might see some action from the IJN. I'm not sure, but maybe. I don't know if I could risk it, but at least there some support can come from the Marianas and it might be possible to engage in a distant 8 hex strike.

In the meantime, the Marianas are finally getting their garrisons in the nick of time. All minor islands will have naval guard and a regiment at least, and the four larger ones will have 400+ AV with a bunch of support troops, arty and some tanks.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 25, 44
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Pre-Invasion action off Eniwetok (127,108)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Chester
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
APA Fayette
DE Encounter
DE Riddle

Japanese ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

CA Chicago firing at 63rd Naval Guard Unit
CA Chester firing at 63rd Naval Guard Unit
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 101,128

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 25
P1Y2 Frances x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Moses Rogers, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Ekma
xAK Jalaputra, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 100,126

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 109 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 28
D4Y3 Judy x 19

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 16
Spitfire VIII x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Exmoor
xAK Admiral Williams
xAK Admiral Y. Williams, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Charles McCormick, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Timber Rush, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Golden Gate, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAK Golden Gate

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Morning Air attack on Sasebo 3rd SNLF, at 70,127 (Wyndham)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 16
PV-1 Ventura x 15
B-25G Mitchell x 3
B-25H Mitchell x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
142 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 3rd Engineer Construction Battalion, at 78,118 (Selaroe)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 13
PV-1 Ventura x 13
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 71
B-25G Mitchell x 12
B-25H Mitchell x 11
P-38H Lightning x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 101,128

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 13
P1Y2 Frances x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Bucegi
xAK Gandara
xAK Egra
xAK Jalarashmi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 100,126

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 13
D4Y3 Judy x 14
J2M3 Jack x 12

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 16
Spitfire VIII x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 7 destroyed
J2M3 Jack: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
SC PC-1081, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Eldorado, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires


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Sub attack near Groot Natoena at 60,79

Japanese Ships
AK Sinsei Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Trusty

SS Trusty launches 2 torpedoes

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Ground combat at Eniwetok (127,108)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 13001 troops, 220 guns, 546 vehicles, Assault Value = 632

Defending force 1092 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Allied adjusted assault: 367

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 367 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied forces CAPTURE Eniwetok !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1113 casualties reported
Squads: 78 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1



Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 2 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (19 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
33rd Infantry Division
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
4th USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
63rd Naval Guard Unit

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Ground combat at Wyndham (70,127)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 720 troops, 0 guns, 106 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Defending force 507 troops, 6 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 58

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 58 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Wyndham !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
178 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2/9th Armoured Regiment

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF

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Reinforcements:

MTB G-872 arrives at Sapporo

Losses:

Loss of AK Sinsei Maru on May 25, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk:

SC PC-789 is reported to have been sunk near San Clemente Island on May 22, 1944
SC PC-1081 is reported to have been sunk near Finschhafen on May 25, 1944
xAK Moses Rogers is reported to have been sunk near Finschhafen on May 25, 1944
xAK Jalaputra is reported to have been sunk near Finschhafen on May 25, 1944

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I went through and looked at R n D, engines and economic stuff as well this turn. I realized I am short about 140 Ha-32 engines after the new Frances model came online that uses those. I had been wondering why my pool was dropping so fast. Had to add a bunch of new factories. Soon, after those are repaired, I will change over one of the two Ha-34 factories to Ha-43 for the late war planes. It'll be in production next month.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 4/29/2013 7:57:24 PM   
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SUBS: Seahorse nails a PB near Wolei. Good thing too as this is a convoy with troops for the Marianas. One of the gaggle of British subs recently released hits a PB near Groot Natea.

About 6 subs are trying for a lucky hit on the invasion forces near Dutch. It's some CVEs holding the fort, but no attacks as escorts pound the RO-106 at Dutch.

S/SW PAC: My LR CAP at Biak got crushed by sweepers. The tally was 21:2. Not good. Back to the drawing board there. Then the bombers came in and did more damage to the troops. This is getting to be a pattern.

On the 27th I decided to test the Hansa Bay defenses, as this is the main 4E base on New Guinea. Two George groups sweep and don't do badly considering what they are facing. They downed about 22 planes for the loss of 29. Still, it would be tough to try a bombing run here right now. That base is well protected.

NORTH PACIFIC: Dutch Harbor is invaded. The Troops are on but no attacks so far. I have a portion of a Naval Guard here, with level 4 forts. it won't last long at 40 AV.

S DEI: The gathering continues. Lots of recon in the area.

BURMA: Rangoon is hit again by air strikes. He is definitely moving the big portion of the stack onto the road to the North of Prome. That is preferable to another direction, but it still makes me nervous. anything over 5k AV and he'll likely push through the 1.5k AV I have there, even though they are well dug in. They have to be there to give time to get forces down from the Taung Gyi area. It is a general pull-back from the North. I will set up just behind Toungoo for now once those troops make it down.

CENTRAL PACFIC: The Marianas are showing some recon lately. That is nerve wracking. I'm glad troops are filling in there, but I would like another month to fill things out well and get the air force settled here.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 26, 44
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Pre-Invasion action off Dutch Harbor (171,50)

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Reynolds
DE Mitchell
AM Sheldrake
AM Motive
AM Herald
AM Spear
LST-479
LCI-75

DE Reynolds fired at enemy troops
DE Mitchell fired at enemy troops

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Sub attack near Woleai at 103,104

Japanese Ships
PB Kohuku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Kashi Maru
xAKL Ryuun Maru
PB Kensin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seahorse

SS Seahorse launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kohuku Maru
PB Kensin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...

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Morning Air attack on Biak , at 87,110

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 18

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 12
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 35000 feet

CAP engaged:
S-302 Kokutai with J2M3 Jack (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on 49th Infantry Regiment, at 87,110 (Biak)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 21
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 64
B-24J Liberator x 86
P-38J Lightning x 24
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 20


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
318 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 27, 44
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Invasion Support action off Dutch Harbor (171,50)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Reynolds
DE Mitchell
AM Sheldrake
AM Motive
AM Herald
AM Spear
LSI(M) Prince Henry
LCI-75

DE Reynolds fired at enemy troops
DE Mitchell fired at enemy troops

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Sub attack near Groot Natoena at 60,84

Japanese Ships
PB Ronsan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
E Saishu

Allied Ships
SS Truculent, hits 3

SS Truculent launches 2 torpedoes at PB Ronsan Maru
E Saishu attacking submerged sub ....

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ASW attack near Dutch Harbor at 171,50

Japanese Ships
SS RO-106, hits 20, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Johnston
DD Morrison
DD Longshaw
DD Laws

SS RO-106 is sighted by escort
RO-106 bottoming out ....

Morning Air attack on Hansa Bay , at 97,121

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 32



Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 22
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 26
F4U-1A Corsair x 25
F6F-3 Hellcat x 71

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x N1K1-J George sweeping at 20000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Hansa Bay , at 97,121

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 3
N1K2-J George x 3

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 19
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 23
F4U-1A Corsair x 23
F6F-3 Hellcat x 52

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 8th Garrison Unit , at 87,110 (Biak)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 23
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 65
B-24J Liberator x 94
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 10


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
110 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Hansa Bay , at 97,121

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 24

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 18
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 21
F6F-3 Hellcat x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 16
Liberator B.VI x 16
Liberator GR.III x 8
Wellington GR.VIII x 7
Wellington B.X x 16
Wellington GR.XIII x 12
B-24D Liberator x 21
B-24D1 Liberator x 26
B-24J Liberator x 133
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
E15K1 Norm: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 63

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 12000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 16
B-25C Mitchell x 18
B-25D1 Mitchell x 24
B-25H Mitchell x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7

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

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ASW attack near Quinhon at 66,69

Japanese Ships
E W-19

Allied Ships
SS Trident, hits 4

SS Trident is located by E W-19
E W-19 fails to find sub, continues to search...

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Reinforcements:

6th Tpt.Chutai arrives at Tokyo
TK Ichiyo Maru arrives at Maizuru
LST T-130 arrives at Nagoya
ML G-304 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
24th Sentai arrives at Soerabaja


Losses:


Loss of PB Kohuku Maru on May 26, 1944 is admitted
Loss of PB Ronsan Maru on May 27, 1944 is admitted


Ships Sunk:

SS O24 is reported to have been sunk near Langkawi on May 20, 1944
Previous report of sinking of SS O23 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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Dutch Harbor would not have been my first choice of bases to invade here, but maybe it's a symbolic thing. I guess with Allied engineers he could build a field there, but maybe he feels the CVE air will be enough. Not sure he's correct on that count but we'll have to see. I will not contest this one too much unless there is an obvious opening. He has 140 Hellcats there by the looks of it.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 4/29/2013 10:52:12 PM   
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This feels like the beginning of the end. Allied power is growing steadily, and my ability to influence anything is waning quickly.

SUBS: The I-29 hits the DD Longshaw at Dutch, likely sinking her. Not what I was hoping for but I'll take it. Another PB takes a hit near Guam. That's three that sprinted in front of torpedoes to save the transports in the last three days. Not bad.

S/SW PAC: In spite of my better judgement, I tried something risky around new Guinea. Recon from Rabaul showed only 50 fighters and 95 ships at Finschafen, including APA, CA, CL in the roll-over. The KB has been hanging out, and I thought he might have put the more valuable ships into port for a few days until Rabaul could be suppressed again.

I sent the KB to near Manus, and struck with about half the strength of Jills and Judys. I also sent in raids from Aitape and Rabaul. The sweep of Georges didn't do badly, but I noticed that there were now Spit VIII here as well as Corsairs. Not good. The raids came in well escorted and coordinated and they all got good bombing runs after the escorts paid the ultimate price to get them there. Then we hit the flak. Not a happy moment. Jocke mentioned he has two 72 gun heavy flak units here. That hurt a lot.

Also, the concentration of ships wasn't in fact quite so valuable. One bomb hit CA Boston, another few APA were hit, and the Triomphant took 3 bombs. A few other ships were hit, but noting of consequence. In all this was a major gaffe. I have to remind my self often now that this is my first time in mid-44 and things don't work as they did in 42. It's all a learning experience. In all about 180 planes were lost on the day, maybe 130 from the KB. The airframes are getting scarce, but I should have enough for the next month until pools build up if I don't do anything else foolish.

It does suck that recon for the Japanese is so bad. Really, they did have cameras! Also, in reality an observer in a Judy could easily see if 15 ships were high value targets and 70 were landing craft, (as Jocke mentioned 2/3 of the ships at Finschafen were).

The CVs all extricated themselves and are heading to Babeldaob.

On the 29th some LSTs unloading supply at Biak were decimated by Judys and Jills. Nothing to write home about, but felt good anyway after the previous turn.

NORTH PACIFIC: Still no attack at Dutch.

S DEI: Some CAP trap ships moved out to test the waters. Nothing flew to meet them, which was good. He's just outside my range.

BURMA: Ouch. The Allied stack didn't even take a day to bombard, and after a massive pounding from the air, threw a DA at my entrenched troops near Prome. They got a 3:1 and pushed us back to Toungoo. One division, the 38th, is trashed. On the day I lost almost 500 AV destroyed.

Now the general pull-back is in full effect. All troops from Toungoo, Taung Gyi and adjacent areas are walking back to the hex South of Toungoo. I can get 3300 AV there within 12 days, and maybe more if I take from the reserve stack near Rangoon. I'd like to have 4000 AV to battle that stack. If he does move to that hex I'll load up there. He'll have to push through or turn around, and I'll try to make him turn around.

CENTRAL PACFIC: The Allied CVs popped up near Eniweitok again. That made me quiver when the KB was at 1/4 fuel near Manus, but I figured out that even in a flank sprint they wouldn't have been within range in a day. I did beef up fighters at Truk and in the Marianas and turned a few TFs around for a day to see what is up. There are a whole flotilla of picket ships out in the ocean about 10 hexes from Saipan. I'm thinking this is looking more like strike sponges than early warning, which would be outside our understanding about the use of pickets. I'll sit on it for now and see what happens.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 28, 44
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Sub attack near Guam at 107,96

Japanese Ships
PB Tonon Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Kyo Maru #2
xAK Kusuyama Maru
xAK Denmark Maru
xAKL Fukuyo Maru
xAKL Saiho Maru
xAKL Gyoku Maru
PB Suyozai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Trepang

SS Trepang launches 2 torpedoes at PB Tonon Maru
Trepang diving deep ....
PB Suyozai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Sub attack near Dutch Harbor at 171,50

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Japanese Ships
SS I-29, hits 8

Allied Ships
DD Longshaw, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Morrison
DD Laws

SS I-29 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Longshaw
I-29 bottoming out ....
DD Morrison fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Laws fails to find sub and abandons search

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Sub attack near Sanak Island at 173,50

Japanese Ships
SS RO-107, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Longshaw, heavy damage
DD Laws

SS RO-107 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Longshaw
DD Laws attacking submerged sub ....

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Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 28

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 31
Spitfire VIII x 24
P-40K Warhawk x 23
F4U-1A Corsair x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 2 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x N1K2-J George sweeping at 31000 feet *

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Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 61
D4Y3 Judy x 31
G4M2 Betty x 30
J2M3 Jack x 32
P1Y2 Frances x 29

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 24
Spitfire VIII x 21
P-40K Warhawk x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 5 destroyed, 9 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 8 destroyed by flak
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed, 15 damaged
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 6 destroyed, 12 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APA Henry T. Allen, Bomb hits 1
DD Le Triomphant, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Boston, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
26 x G4M2 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 35
P1Y1 Frances x 15

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 18
Spitfire VIII x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 11 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
ACM YP-343, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 152 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 50 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 75
A6M5b Zero x 42
B6N1 Jill x 20
B6N2 Jill x 18
B6N2a Jill x 30
D4Y3 Judy x 47

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 12
Spitfire VIII x 13
P-40K Warhawk x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 9 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 5 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 1 destroyed, 1 damage
d
B6N2 Jill: 2 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 6 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 24 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 9 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APA Cambria, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AKA Oberon, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AKA Algorab, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AKA Arcturus, Bomb hits 1
DD Le Triomphant, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AR Medusa, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
11 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
17 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
19 x B6N1 Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 19
B6N2 Jill x 50

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 7
Spitfire VIII x 7
P-40K Warhawk x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed, 19 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LST-214, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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Morning Air attack on Manus , at 101,119

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 48
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23

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

Allied Ships
AVD Mackinac, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

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

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Morning Air attack on 4th Division, at 56,50 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 16
Liberator B.III x 16
Liberator B.VI x 15
Liberator GR.III x 15
Wellington B.X x 24
Wellington GR.XIII x 12
B-17F Fortress x 3
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 34
B-24J Liberator x 111
B-25H Mitchell x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Liberator GR.III: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
83 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 22nd Tank Regiment, at 56,50 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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


Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 8
B-24J Liberator x 23
B-25C Mitchell x 9
B-25D1 Mitchell x 21
B-26 Marauder x 3
B-26B Marauder x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Finschhafen , at 100,126

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 16
B6N2 Jill x 32

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 13
Spitfire VIII x 18
P-40K Warhawk x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 5 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 11 destroyed, 6 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Le Triomphant, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Biak (87,110)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20913 troops, 448 guns, 580 vehicles, Assault Value = 787

Defending force 15427 troops, 109 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 329

Allied adjusted assault: 875

Japanese adjusted defense: 347

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
979 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 22 disabled

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 12 (7 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
547 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 91 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Tank Battalion
32nd Infantry Division
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
138th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
51st Marine Defense Battalion
98th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment

Defending units:
53rd Infantry Brigade
49th Infantry Regiment
1st Indpt SNLF Coy
8th Garrison Unit
4th Raiding Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
5th Garrison Unit
I/84th Naval Guard Unit
Kure 2nd SNLF
4th South Seas Gsn
3rd FF Const Unit
66th JNAF AF Unit
24th Field AF Construction Battalion
37th JAAF AF Bn
13th Air Fleet /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 29, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manus at 102,119, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kamikaze
DD Asakaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Yunagi

Allied Ships
PT-380
PT-381
PT-382
PT-383
PT-488
PT-489
PT-490
PT-491
PT-492, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
PT-493
PT-494, Shell hits 1
PT-495


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 50% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 3,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
PT-495 engages DD Yunagi at 3,000 yards

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Night Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 9



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 39


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 4 damaged

Heavy Industry hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 25



Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 6 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
LST-82, Bomb hits 1, on fire
LST-87, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-85, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SC-741, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

SC-738
LST-86

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

SC-741 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-87
SC-738 dead in the water ...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 14
J2M3 Jack x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
LST-82, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-83
LST-87, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-86

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on 8th Garrison Unit , at 87,110 (Biak)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 23
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 66
B-24J Liberator x 110
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 22


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
86 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Saumlaki , at 78,117

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-25C Mitchell x 21
B-25D1 Mitchell x 84
B-25H Mitchell x 30


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 13 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 126

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

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Morning Air attack on 4th Division, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 11
Liberator B.VI x 14
Liberator GR.III x 16
Wellington GR.VIII x 7
Wellington B.X x 24
Wellington GR.XIII x 12
B-17F Fortress x 3
B-24D Liberator x 22
B-24D1 Liberator x 35
B-24J Liberator x 144
B-25H Mitchell x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Liberator GR.III: 1 damaged
Wellington GR.VIII: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
141 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 34th Field AA Battalion, at 56,50 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 7
B-24J Liberator x 17
B-25C Mitchell x 20
B-25D1 Mitchell x 33
B-25H Mitchell x 11
B-26 Marauder x 3
B-26B Marauder x 3


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 20



Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 2 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
SC-738, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LST-84, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-86, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LST-83, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

SC-738 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-84
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-83

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Ground combat at 56,50 (near Prome)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 174984 troops, 3092 guns, 4037 vehicles, Assault Value = 7021

Defending force 44767 troops, 575 guns, 440 vehicles, Assault Value = 1470

Allied adjusted assault: 4036

Japanese adjusted defense: 1193

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
19581 casualties reported
Squads: 340 destroyed, 459 disabled

Non Combat: 430 destroyed, 145 disabled
Engineers: 36 destroyed, 66 disabled
Guns lost 279 (168 destroyed, 111 disabled)
Vehicles lost 223 (119 destroyed, 104 disabled)

Units retreated 15
Units destroyed 1 The AA unit got annihilated

Allied ground losses:
5541 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 619 disabled

Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 70 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 229 disabled
Guns lost 83 (5 destroyed, 78 disabled)
Vehicles lost 156 (12 destroyed, 144 disabled)



Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
27th Infantry Division
2nd British Division
268th Motorised Brigade
18th British Division
6th Australian Division
Gardner's Horse Regiment
Guides Cavalry Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
5th Indian Division
17th Indian Division
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
11th PAVO Regiment
255th Indian Tank Brigade
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
Provisionl Tank Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
50th Tank Brigade
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
41st Infantry Division
81st (West African) Division
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
36th Div Engineer Battalion
26th Indian Division
7th Infantry Division
20th Indian Division
14th Army Engineer Battalion
43rd Infantry Division
9th Australian Division
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
137/155th Field Regiment
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
95th Heavy AA Regiment
Southeast Asia
2/9th Field Regiment
III Indian Corps
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
X' Force
35th Light AA Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
IV Indian Corps
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
XV Indian Corps
6th Medium Regiment
Provisional GMC Grp

Defending units:
4th Division
2nd Guards Division
38th Division
22nd Tank Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Army
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
70th Field AA Battalion
21st AA Regiment
28th Fld AA Gun Co
34th Field AA Battalion
39th Field AA Battalion

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Reinforcements: The Ha-43 should be ready in mid June.

DD Momo arrives at Nagoya
APD T-3 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
55th Sentai arrives at Nagoya

Device Mitsubishi Ha-43 advances R&D


Losses:



Ships Sunk:

Previous report of sinking of SS Pampanito incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Pintado incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in serviceSC-738 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on May 29, 1944
SC-741 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on May 29, 1944
LST-82 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on May 29, 1944
LST-85 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on May 29, 1944
LST-86 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on May 29, 1944
LST-87 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on May 29, 1944
PT-492 is reported to have been sunk near Manus on May 29, 1944
AVD Mackinac is reported to have been sunk near Manus on May 28, 1944

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I'll now abandon Rabaul and look to better defend the Marianas and Truk with the 200+ fighters stationed there.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/2/2013 11:13:16 PM   
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30 - 31 May 1944
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SUBS: Sunk the Muskallunge near Ambon.

S/SW PAC: Biak falls. Such a waste. So many chances to stop this movement forward, but weather and a bad strike by the KB (the day we hit the two Iowa class BBs but couldn't get to the invasion fleets) meant he got just enough troops in to turn the corner. Once the Allies get a 1:1 at this stage, it's only a matter of time.

The KB takes replacements and refuels. That will take a few days.

Now I'll have to really try to keep the reinforcement and support fleets embattled. It's still going to be long and bloody in this area.

NORTH PACIFIC: Still no movement or attacks at Dutch even though a regiment is sitting on the base.

S DEI: A bunch of sweeps hit Dili, and the 2E force comes in after. That base is closed, and i lost about 4:1 over the two days there. It's not going to be too hard for the Allies to sweep and nullify any air power in the outer perimeter in the S DEI. When the fleets arrive the KB and deeper bases will have to be relied on.

i also lost over 20 strike planes when he set a CAP trap out several hexes from Darwin. I've now limited the ranges.

BURMA: The Allies bomb Toungoo fields and sweep Chang Mai wiping out a bunch of fighters. The retreat is progressing well, and troops are moving quickly from the Taung Gyi area back.

CENTRAL PACIFIC: The fleets did not move in, but disappeared, which gives me the creeps. I sent the transports back and they should begin unloads tomorrow at Tinian and Rota. Once this is complete all bases with a port will have over 300-500 AV. Saipan and Tinian are the most built up with 550+ AV each. Now I have to see if I can fly more small units to fill out other bases up to 200-250 AV as well.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 30, 44
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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 19
N1K2-J George x 11

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 4 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 5
N1K2-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 3
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
Hudson III (LR) x 13
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-25D1 Mitchell x 86
B-25G Mitchell x 19
B-25H Mitchell x 43

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-II KAI Helen: 8 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged

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


Airbase hits 86
Airbase supply hits 27
Runway hits 174

Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-II KAI Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 74,121

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 7
G4M2 Betty x 9

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
P-38H Lightning x 74
P-38J Lightning x 28
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 4 destroyed
G4M2 Betty: 5 destroyed


No Allied losses

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Darwin at 74,121

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 4

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 2
P-38H Lightning x 60
P-38J Lightning x 26
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12


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

No Allied losses

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Afternoon Air attack on 8th Garrison Unit , at 87,110 (Biak)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 17
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 50
B-24J Liberator x 72
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 19


Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
330 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 31, 44
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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 30
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 15

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 5 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

CAP engaged:
20th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 18 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 37400.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (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 35200.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
30th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
33rd Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 37730.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes

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Morning Air attack on 8th Garrison Unit , at 87,110 (Biak)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 19
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 38
B-24J Liberator x 84
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 20

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
268 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Toungoo , at 57,50

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 14
Liberator B.III x 16
Liberator B.VI x 15
Liberator GR.III x 7
B-24D Liberator x 22
B-24D1 Liberator x 25
B-24J Liberator x 125
P-39N1 Airacobra x 21
P-40K Warhawk x 46


No Allied losses


Airbase hits 29
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 100

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Liberator II bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 24
B-25D1 Mitchell x 47
B-26 Marauder x 16


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 7

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Chiang Mai , at 58,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses


Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

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ASW attack near Ambon at 75,109

Japanese Ships
E No.7

Allied Ships
SS Muskallunge, hits 8, heavy damage

SS Muskallunge is located by E No.7
E No.7 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at Biak (87,110)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20450 troops, 452 guns, 578 vehicles, Assault Value = 736

Defending force 11564 troops, 69 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 198

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 757

Japanese adjusted defense: 133

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Biak !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1001 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 55 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 62 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 23 (6 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 77 (77 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
271 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 44 (3 destroyed, 41 disabled)



Assaulting units:
1st USMC Tank Battalion
138th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
32nd Infantry Division
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
98th Field Artillery Battalion
51st Marine Defense Battalion
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment

Defending units:
Kure 2nd SNLF
8th Garrison Unit
4th Raiding Regiment
I/84th Naval Guard Unit
49th Infantry Regiment
9th Tank Rgt /3
24th Field AF Construction Battalion
4th South Seas Gsn
66th JNAF AF Unit
53rd Infantry Brigade
37th JAAF AF Bn
13th Air Fleet /1


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Reinforcements: The Es are coming fast now.

E Kusagaki arrives at Tokyo
E No.26 arrives at Tokyo
E No.28 arrives at Tokyo
SC Ch 55 arrives at Hakodate
4th Machine Cannon AA Battalion arrives at Tokyo
MTB G-873 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
ML G-305 arrives at Shimonoseki
SC CHa-83 arrives at Fukuyama
302 Ku S-3 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
953 Ku T-1 arrives at Takao


Losses: none.

Ships Sunk:
Previous report of sinking of DD Charles Ausburne incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Gurnard incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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The Tony Ki-61 Id factory is repairing, and it'll be another month before I have a significant number of these planes.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/3/2013 10:44:54 AM   
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A new month! June 44 looks to be one of the more decisive months in the campaign. The Allies are beginning to push in every theatre from the North Pacific through to Burma. As the Japanese player I admit I am overwhelmed and just plugging holes as I can, but there is never enough to go around. Troops are scurrying to the new MLR in Burma, planes flying to spread across various fronts, troops still landing on islands that might be invaded within the week.

After the most recent surface engagements, which we won at Sarmi against the Allied CAs, the BBs needed 1-2 weeks in the yards at Manila and are only now heading back into battle. The Allies don't miss a beat during this time and take advantage of the absence of this surface threat near Biak while making me choose where to place the KB in a defensive role. It's exciting and nerve-wracking, and the boom could fall anywhere in the next few days.

SUBS: One xAK hit and the I-10 lost battling an Allied convoy in Cent Pac. Seeing a lot of DE now for the first time. They are tough in ASW.

S/SW PAC: Jocke continues to attack troops at Biak, trying to wipe them off the island. Fine by me. As soon as they are gone there the remnants can start getting to full strength at Babeldaob.

Judys and Jills hit unloading LST and one DMS at Biak. Lost quite a few planes but few pilots nice we have troops there. Good to keep this on to limit his supply drops and keep him from trying with higher quality ships. The KB is near, refueling, and will move to support should major forces appear in the area.

NORTH PACIFIC: Still no more up here.

S DEI: Two SAGs are now in place, one 3 CL 4 DD, and another with 2 CA 4 DD. They will come in after any landing to try to disrupt, but I'll keep them back until something happens for real.

BURMA: Jocke bombs to slow the retreat at Toungoo. It would be intereting if I got everything in place ad then he stopped showing movement to the hex South of Toungoo. Still I would prefer that as my troops on the other side on the Prome-Rangoon road can be built to 4.5k AV with in 3-4 days and would be mostly very dug in with lots of support. This is still the more vulnerable spot. It's tense, but I thikn we'll get there.

One interesting thing happened at Taung Gyi. Troops moved out before the others coming fro the North moved in and the base flipped, even though there is 700 AV of Japanese troops to either side of it and only 4 Allied units at Meiktila. I'll have to DA with the Division there to be able to move South now. jocke is trying to move something in but if it comes in move mode it'll be crushed.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Something is coming. The rollover indicates CVE in two TFs with a SAG and some DDs in four total TFs. These are currently South of Marcus island, and I don't know whether they are headed there, to the Marianas or for a hit on Truk. All fighters are on high alert and search is stepped up. Subs are fanning out across approach paths.

Some Emilys and other assorted TBs are on night attack from Pagan and Guam. I found out that the Frances P1Y2 has a distinct advantage over the earlier version. It's allowed to search at night while on night attack. This is great, and hopefully will increase it's chances of flying. The moon is full, which should also help. I'd like nothing more than a free shot at Allied CV/CVE at night.

I sent out two radar equipped E to remove some of Jocke's picket boats. Two down so far. He's using YMS for this. Fine by me as long as they're not intended to be used as attack sponges.

In a sneaky move I put Jakes at Ponape and Roi Namur set to naval attack 1k feet at range 10. They are all low naval trained pilots, at 65-70 skill. Interestingly, they got hits on quite a few ships at Eniweitok, including two LSD and some LST carrying troops. I'll keep trying with these guys, but he's already built that level 0/0 base to a level 1 field!!! That would take the Japanese engineers about 6 months I'm sure, and it's taken all of about a week here! Bow down to Seabees.

Troops are mostly offloaded in the Marianas. One more TF to finish at Tinian and another at Rota. One more day hopefully. I've got 400 fighters on the islands, with more nearby to fly in, but only a few strike groups. This is intentional. I'll wait until the last moment to add strike planes and use them at 0-1 range, hopefully to hit the transports only. I don't want to lose 500 planes for nothing against his 'big blue blanket.'

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 1, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Noemfoor at 86,110, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-843, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Braine
DD Converse
DD Dashiell
DD Dyson
DD Halford
DD Murray
DD Taylor
DD Terry
DD Meade
DD Satterlee

Improved night sighting under 78% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 78% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
DD Dashiell engages MTB G-843 at 8,000 yards

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 120,93, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.3
E No.13

Allied Ships
YMS-101, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 26,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 28
J2M3 Jack x 21

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 4 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
J2M3 Jack: 3 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DMS Howard, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS Palmer
LST-88
LST-179, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-177, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LST-176, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
14 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x J2M3 Jack sweeping at 10000 feet

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 14
J2M3 Jack x 18

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 5 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
J2M3 Jack: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DMS Palmer
LST-175, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on 4th Division, at 57,50 (Toungoo)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 16
Liberator B.III x 14
Liberator B.VI x 15
Liberator GR.III x 7
Liberator GR.VI x 4
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 21
B-24D1 Liberator x 32
B-24J Liberator x 157


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
322 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator II bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 87 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 25
J2M3 Jack x 13

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 11 destroyed, 7 damaged
J2M3 Jack: 5 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DMS Palmer
LST-180
LST-88, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-179, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 2, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 119,92, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.3, Shell hits 1
E No.13

Allied Ships
YMS-270, Shell hits 5, and is sunk

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 85% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 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
Kojima E. crosses the 'T'
Range closes to 10,000 yards
E No.13 engages YMS-270 at 10,000 yards
Massive explosion on YMS-270

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ASW attack near Wessel Islands at 84,124

Japanese Ships
SS I-10, hits 20, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DMS Long
DMS Hopkins
AK Deimos
AK Aludra
AK Amador
AK Livingston
AK Lyra
DE Burden R. Hastings
DE Edward C. Daly

SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Long
DE Burden R. Hastings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Edward C. Daly fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Burden R. Hastings is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Saipan at 107,93

Japanese Ships
xAK Himalaya Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Ryunan Maru
xAKL Fukuyo Maru
xAKL Saiho Maru
xAKL Gyoku Maru
PB Suyozai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Harder

SS Harder launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Himalaya Maru
PB Suyozai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Suyozai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Suyozai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Suyozai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 14



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-S Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 9 damaged

Light Industry hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Eniwetok at 127,108

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 18

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

Allied Ships
YMS-388, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AK Venus
YMS-313, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

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

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Eniwetok at 127,108

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 8 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
LSD Epping Forest, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AM Advent
LST-120, Bomb hits 1, on fire
LSD Ashland, Bomb hits 2, on fire
LST-174, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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

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Reinforcements: The Wake coastal gun unit is back! It'll need more than a month to rebuild, and I wish it would be able to be placed in the Marianas before the Allies move there. Allas, I may not have that luxury.

64th Naval Guard Unit arrives at Tokyo
SS RO-43 arrives at Cam Ranh Bay
Wake Coastal Gun Battalion arrives at Tokyo


Losses:

Loss of MTB G-843 on Jun 01, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk:

LST-175 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 01, 1944
LST-177 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 01, 1944
YMS-101 is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jun 01, 1944
Previous report of sinking of DD Monssen incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS KXVIII incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
YMS-270 is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jun 02, 1944
YMS-388 is reported to have been sunk near Eniwetok on Jun 02, 1944
YMS-313 is reported to have been sunk near Eniwetok on Jun 02, 1944

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Here is the wide open Central Pacific. The Allied TF could be heading several different places. Or it could be a feint luring the KB up as he sets up a massive push in the DEI. There are a ton of subs near the Marianas, either as scouts for the invasion to come or due to sigint that I've got a bunch of units that have been heading there. Or both.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/3/2013 1:05:29 PM   
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SUBS: A few Allied subs are hit hard again, with the Cobia reported sunk.

S/SW PAC: A quiet few days on New Guinea.

NORTH PACIFIC: Nothing moving that I can see.

S DEI: The Allies go for Lautem, and send waves of 2E bombers preceded by sweeps. Luckily the P-38 sweeps come first and the big coordinated P-38 sweep plus Corsair sweeps at the end of the day. A group of Franks and Georges meet these strikes and get even results with the Lightnings, then tear up a flight of Venturas escorted by Hellcats, leaving only a handful of each by the end of that battle. Then of course 100+ B-25 strafers come in with their silly 50+ defensive rating and ward off 30 fighters, getting more kills than the fighters get on them and getting through to nearly close the fields. Silly that an attack escorted by 45 good fighters is massacred while unescorted bombers with only one defensive turret get through easily and bludgeon the base.

BURMA: A massive few days in the air here. I moved a bunch of fighters into Rangoon to try for some protection over my troops moving up from Pegu through the one clear hex in the area. They did their job and then some. A massed 4E raid went for Rangon and 220+ fighters met them before sweepers arrived. This was the most successful attack on an Allied air strike in some time, with over 50 4E reported shot down. They also got a hold of several raids of 2E over the troops and again made life hard especially for the British planes.

Our tank division moving through the clear got nailed still and took nearly 80+ disabled vehicles. It's still in good fighting order, but man this bombing of troops in the clear is surely extreme. I am not complaining, just lamenting. I used it to my advantage in China. Now it's Jocke's turn.

Unfortunately not much can be done in the next days as my fighters are all torn up. I'll probably lose a lot more if he targets fields at Pegu, Moulmein and Toungoo. Three divisions will be moving through the clear hex as well as other base forces retreating South. Could be a tough place to be during the next few days.

The retreat and reinforcement is still progressing well. Troops at Taung Gyi DA and rough up a Brit brigade. Now they will move South. Some Thai units are moving to cover the long yellow road toward Chang Mai at the river crossing. They are only active for two months, but that's probably longer than they'll need to be there anyway. If he wants to push them out he will. Just at some price.

CENTRAL PACFIC: It's on. Large TFs showing CVs, BB, and all of the rest including APA are heading West from South of the Marcus area. All units are at high alert in the Marianas. Man I just need another month to make this watertight, but I don't have it. I'm actually lucky with what I've got there after leaving it so late.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 3, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Truk at 115,99, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.3
E No.13

Allied Ships
YMS-103, Shell hits 2

Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 92% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Truk at 115,99, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.3
E No.13

Allied Ships
YMS-103, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 92% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Sub attack near Morotai at 81,103

Japanese Ships
E Etoforu
E No.24

Allied Ships
SS Cobia, hits 5, heavy damage

SS Cobia launches 2 torpedoes at E Etoforu
E No.24 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.24 attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Guam at 103,94

Japanese Ships
LSD Nigitsu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BB Mutsu
E Kiji
E Sagi
E Hasu
E Yugao
AK Kinka Maru
AK Sado Maru
AK Hirokawa Maru
xAP Ukishima Maru
xAP Naminoue Maru
xAP Shanghai Maru
xAK Tempei Maru
DD Tachikaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Matsu

Allied Ships
SS Billfish

Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

SS Billfish launches 2 torpedoes at LSD Nigitsu Maru
Billfish diving deep ....
DD Tachikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sawakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Matsu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsu attacking submerged sub ....
DD Matsu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Guam at 103,94

Japanese Ships
E W-16
SC Ch 54
E No.17

Allied Ships
SS Billfish, hits 5, heavy damage

SS Billfish launches 2 torpedoes at E W-16
Billfish diving deep ....
E W-16 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.17 attacking submerged sub ....

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 38
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 48
Ki-84a Frank x 41

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 40

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 destroyed


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

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 21
N1K2-J George x 18
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 83
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 21
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 13
Ki-84a Frank x 71

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 10
Liberator B.VI x 10
Liberator GR.III x 5
Liberator GR.VI x 8
B-17F Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 13
B-24D1 Liberator x 17
B-24J Liberator x 109
B-25C Mitchell x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed on ground
N1K2-J George: 4 damaged
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 4 damaged
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 27 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 6 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 9 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 9 damaged
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed, 69 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 9 destroyed on ground
E15K1 Norm: 2 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
Liberator B.III: 1 destroyed by flak
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Liberator GR.III: 3 destroyed
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 8 destroyed, 40 damaged


Airbase hits 28
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 90

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Liberator GR.VI bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 15
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 65
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 11
Ki-84a Frank x 36

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 damaged
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
Liberator II: 1 destroyed by flak


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Liberator II bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 4
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 36
B-24J Liberator x 90
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 24
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 4 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 10 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 146
Airbase supply hits 15
Runway hits 235

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet Balloons!! Whoops!
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 12
B-25H Mitchell x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 3

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 75

No Allied losses

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 25

No Allied losses

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 15


No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 33
B-24J Liberator x 11
PV-1 Ventura x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 3 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged
PV-1 Ventura: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 9th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 14
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 37
Ki-84a Frank x 43

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 32
B-25C Mitchell x 24
B-25D1 Mitchell x 48
B-25H Mitchell x 13
B-26 Marauder x 15
B-26B Marauder x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 6 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
127 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 14
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 60
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 14

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 14
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 58
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 14

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 75


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 11 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet
13 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet
16 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 9th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 9
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 37
Ki-84a Frank x 28

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington GR.XIII: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 34th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 7
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 37
Ki-84a Frank x 24

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 15


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 37
Ki-84a Frank x 24



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 40


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 23
Ki-84a Frank x 47

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 3 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 20
Ki-84a Frank x 42

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 25
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 12 destroyed, 3 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 destroyed


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 20

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 11
B-25D1 Mitchell x 78
B-25G Mitchell x 9
B-25H Mitchell x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 36
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 72

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 116,94, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Momo, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
E Yanagi

Allied Ships
DD John Henley
DD Mertz
DD Miller
DD Picking



Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 96% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 33

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 13 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 16

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 22
Wellington GR.XIII x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 25
B-25D1 Mitchell x 47
B-25H Mitchell x 13
B-26 Marauder x 14
B-26B Marauder x 11
P-39N1 Airacobra x 21


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
182 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 73 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 94 (6 destroyed, 88 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington B.X bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships
DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
SS Tullibee, hits 5

SS Tullibee is located by DD Kisaragi
DD Yayoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kisaragi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yayoi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kisaragi attacking submerged sub ....

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Ground combat at Taung Gyi (59,48)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13870 troops, 147 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 555

Defending force 3560 troops, 52 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 141

Japanese adjusted assault: 435

Allied adjusted defense: 157

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
454 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 34 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled

Allied ground losses:
821 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 14 (5 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (5 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Units retreated 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
39th Division
20th Engineer Regiment
7th RTA/B Division
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
62nd JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
72nd British Brigade
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Reinforcements:

DD Take arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
SS I-54 arrives at Maizuru
ML G-306 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka


Losses:

Loss of DD Momo on Jun 04, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk:

SS Cobia is reported to have been sunk near Morotai on Jun 03, 1944
YMS-103 is reported to have been sunk near Truk on Jun 03, 1944

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I have 600+ AV at both Saipan and Tinian. About 350+ AV at Guam and Pagan. Another 450+ at Rota. There are three HQa here and lots of support troops. The KB will not try to hit this invasion. Against what it looks like is coming, it will be a massacre. I'm out of position anyway, so I'll concentrate on the DEI/New Guinea for now with the IJN and hope the air forces and subs can do a little something against his invasion fleet.
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Here is the S DEI. Obviously he's poised to do something here. Probably just waiting for the KB to go away. Even with it there he could land virtually anywhere in one night phase and there would not be much I could do about it. There are several SAGs of mine in the area and the air forces are ready to try to get a chunk out of him at least as he comes.

He's probing with sweeps and 2E bombers and has taken out Dili and Lautem plus Saumlaki already, but again, not without a price.




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Biak has fallen and now the last strong point is Sorong. That base has about 500+ AV of troops, but there are many other dots he could easily take and build up instead. He's got a lot of stuff at Sarmi, and all I can do is try to hit things as they move out toward the Biak area.




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SUBS: A ton of sub activity. We lose and xAK near Ulithi. It's a day in our favor though on the 6th with a DD hit and reported sunk near Biak, and two little xAKL sunk off of SW OZ. At least I now the early warning system is active down there.

S/SW PAC: Neomafor takes the brunt of the 4E strikes these two days. more shipping moving that resulted in the sub attack o nthe DD. Air units are standing by, including the KB moving out from the Ambon area.

NORTH PACIFIC: Something is moving again toward Dutch it looks like. i have a surprise, with one group of Judys escorted by 90 Georges and 15 A6M. The CAP he has had previous was around 70-80 Hellcats. if it's the same we mint be able to punch through. The issue here is that I don't have the bases to fly from to get any more strike planes. Too bad. but really this is all a strategic stalling area, so even a little touch should keep him honest.

S DEI: He looks to be coming here I see ships massing out a few hexes from Darwin. Either it's a feint or another CAP trap. It's decidedly the latter in practice, because if I had my strikes set that far out I'm sure they'd meet 200+ LR CAP. The KB is near and I will show my hand with surface forces. I'll also create a PT boat hit to move into the area around Saumlaki.

BURMA: Sadness. Moving three divisions up through the clear hex north of Toungoo in combat mode I lost almost 5k in casualties including about 180+ combat squads! In one day!!! That is slightly excessive, I'd say. Not Jocke's fault at all, just the game. Love it. Hate it. I moved massive CAP in for the next few days, and I will fight to keep these guys in decent condition.

I'll still get those troops up intact to try and hold the line south of Toungoo. Unless other massive casualties occur en route we should mass about 4-5k AV there with a boatload of support, arty, and AA. No matter which way it goes, hex 56, 51 will go down as the biggest battle in this game if he continues on. It's really his best move since the other side has just as much and is both easier to CAP and more dug-in. Plus a win would lead to another dug-in jungle hex. If he breaks through here it's a lot of running after that. It could snow-ball in a big way. There is a chance to hold at Moulmein, but the other stack would have to get there quickly through Rangoon, likely being crushed from the air. Anyway, I won't think about that yet, but this is BIG.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Heeeeee-rrree'sss Johnny!

The full weight of the USN is now sitting off the Marianas. Judging from the amount of dead jake and Emily crews this is the whole CV fleet. There are also many many TFs of ASW, SAGs, and all kinds of transports. This is not a test.

Now the question is which bases. I'm hoping he'll go for Saipan against the CD guns, but that seems too good to be true. Guam has some as well, but not many, as does Pagan. Tinian and Rota have good troops, but Tinian has only 3.89 forts and building! Damn IJ Engineers! I should have put more in here sooner. I have two big recently arrived engineer units on the way. One more month and this too would have been a monster to handle. Now I bet it's one of the ones he'll choose.

Me? I'd go for Guam and Rota simultaneously closing Truk, Ulithi, Woleai and Yap from New Guinea with 4Es and DD raids. Then take those small atoll bases while leaving Truk and Rabaul to rot and basing about 300-400 Corsairs and Spit VIII on the two Marianas. That way there is less CAP to mutually support as there would be in the center of the islands and it would be near impossible for me to close two bases at once even with the KB should the Allied CVs have to move back to replenish. We'll see!

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Night Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 14

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 22

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 6 damaged

Light Industry hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 91st Infantry Regiment, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 23
B-24J Liberator x 101
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
59 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 4th RTA Division, at 58,50 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 26
Wellington GR.XIII x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 44
B-25D1 Mitchell x 48
B-25H Mitchell x 16
B-26 Marauder x 16
B-26B Marauder x 16


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
351 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 10
Liberator B.III x 9
Liberator B.VI x 26
Liberator GR.VI x 11
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 5
B-24D1 Liberator x 33
B-24J Liberator x 156
P-40N5 Warhawk x 50


No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 78

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 6, 44
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Sub attack near Biak at 88,111

Japanese Ships
SS RO-42, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Hughes, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
LST-460
LST-341
LST-219
LST-205
LST-31
LST-21
LCT-133
LCT-130
DD Hull

SS RO-42 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hughes
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Submarine attack near Carnarvon at 48,131

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
xAKL Beatrice, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

xAKL Beatrice is sighted by SS I-157
SS I-157 launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Beatrice


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Sub attack near Ulithi at 100,95

Japanese Ships
AK Hirokawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
E Sagi
E Hasu
E Yugao
AK Kinka Maru
AK Sado Maru
xAP Ukishima Maru
xAP Naminoue Maru
xAP Shanghai Maru
DD Tachikaze
DD Sawakaze
E Kiji

Allied Ships
SS Tunny, hits 14, heavy damage

SS Tunny launches 2 torpedoes at AK Hirokawa Maru
DD Tachikaze attacking submerged sub ....
E Kiji fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Ulithi at 99,94

Japanese Ships
DD Kamikaze
BB Mutsu
DD Mutsuki
DD Matsu
DD Yayoi

Allied Ships
SS Trepang, hits 4

SS Trepang launches 2 torpedoes at DD Kamikaze
DD Kamikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yayoi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Carnarvon at 48,131

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
xAKL Silindoeng, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAKL Silindoeng is sighted by SS I-157
SS I-157 launches 2 torpedoes

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Morning Air attack on 91st Infantry Regiment, at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 45
B-24J Liberator x 90
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 24

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 6th Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16
B-25C Mitchell x 28
B-25D1 Mitchell x 48
B-25H Mitchell x 15
B-26 Marauder x 16
B-26B Marauder x 16
P-40K Warhawk x 24


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
1643 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 81 disabled

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 52 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light rain

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


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 11
Liberator B.VI x 29
Liberator GR.VI x 12
B-17F Fortress x 3
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 27
B-24J Liberator x 147

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
3539 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 96 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 254 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 46 (1 destroyed, 45 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Taberfane , at 82,117

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 34
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 20

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 90

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 7 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet

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Reinforcements: The Grace is near! Lots of air support arriving, which is much needed for the next layer in the PI and DEI.

MTB G-874 arrives at Shimizu
40th JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo
8th Air Division arrives at Takao
138th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Takao
139th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Takao
156th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Tokyo
157th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Tokyo
158th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Tokyo
SS RO-44 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
LST T-131 arrives at Shimonoseki

Aircraft M6A1 Seiran advances R&D (8/44)
Aircraft B7A2 Grace advances R&D (7/44)


Losses: none.

Ships Sunk:
DD Hughes is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 06, 1944
xAKL Beatrice is reported to have been sunk near Carnarvon on Jun 06, 1944
xAKL Silindoeng is reported to have been sunk near Carnarvon on Jun 06, 1944

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The Grace is near! Only less than a month until it builds now.
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7 - 8 June 1944
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TINIAN IS INVADED!

This is a landmark in the game. Jocke is caught up to the historic timeframe almost exactly, even after losing all starting US CVs and moving slowly through the New Guinea area. The Allies have brought the hammer, and it is coming down hard. Hat's off to him for sticking with it and making good choices to catch up the rest of the way.

SUBS: A lot of sub activity around the Marianas. We hit big when I-173 nails CV Yggdrasil with 2 TT. We do well against his renamed Skandi CVs it seems, having also put two TT into CV Valhalla earlier. This is good, and means that at least one CV won't be around for a while. Can we get another?

Elsewhere a few of our subs are lost and a few of his hit.

CENTRAL PACFIC: The invasion is at Tinian. Of course.

Well, he has enough to take any base he'd like to take so it doesn't matter really. There are three divisions plus a crapload of tanks and arty. And finally, after a long time away, we're seeing the Marines. Our troops will likely fold sooner rather than later against this much power. Still ...

Will he land another? If not, this may not be enough. It would mean he'd have to keep the CVs here continuously until the field was ready and even then there is no guarantee I couldn't shut it down.

Many sweeps wear down our various CAP areas and we get a few hits on strikes going for the small shipping and coastal patrols in the area. Amazingly none of his SAGs go for these ships and sue are still hanging around. I'm sure they'll be gone after the night.

Our night strikes are ineffective, but do launch TT at CVE. The day strikes get skewered, as expected, and it might have been better to not even let them fly as losing all of those escorts weakens the CAP over the islands.

S/SW PAC: Elements of the KB linger in the S DEI near Ambon and Boela and end up not getting the expected invasion to hit. The Allied TFs moved back to Darwin.

The CVs did send big strikes to hit reinforcement or supply TFs of DD/LST at Biak. Probably 10-12 LSTs sunk and 3-5 DDs sent under, with others limping back to base. While it feels good to hit something, ultimately losing strike planes to LST right now is not what I need. This was certainly not their intended target. Again, the targeting in this game is nt the most effective.

NORTH PACIFIC: The CVE led force moves closer. Tomorrow I hope it's in range.

S DEI: As stated above there is no invasion. Dili and Lautem are healing a bit and if they are not hit in the next few days I will base recently arrived Tojo and Frank units there.

BURMA: My main troops make it without further incident to 56, 51. Strikes hit the troops there but many are already digging in and the amount of AA keeps losses low. The Allies are also losing around 4-5 bombers a day to flak. I'm not sure he cares or notices, but that's 120-150 per month if this bombing continues before what he'll lose to fighters if this keeps up. Some AA is still on it's way also, and none has dug in yet.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 1, 44
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Submarine attack near Saipan at 114,96

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 22, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Swanson
CLAA Oakland
CLAA San Diego
DD Sampson
DD Aylwin
DD Dewey
DD Patterson
DD Henley

SS RO-68 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Swanson
RO-68 diving deep ....

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Sub attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships
xAK Syoto Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 5, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Harder

SS Harder attacking on the surface

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Night Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 113,96

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Casablanca
CVE White Plains

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

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Night Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 113,96

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 3 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Casablanca
CVE Manila Bay

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Sub attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships
AMc Wa 11, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AMc Wa 12

Allied Ships
SS Harder

SS Harder launches 2 torpedoes at AMc Wa 11
Harder bottoming out ....
AMc Wa 12 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on 9th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 18
B-25C Mitchell x 32
B-25D1 Mitchell x 24
B-25H Mitchell x 11
B-26B Marauder x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 49


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-26B Marauder: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
100 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Wellington B.X bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 86
J2M3 Jack x 16
N1K1 Rex x 9
N1K1-J George x 18
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 23
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 42



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 180
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 11 destroyed, 4 damaged


Japanese Ships
xAKL Shosen Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Kenzo Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

ML G-203

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 108,98

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
N1K1 Rex x 1
N1K1-J George x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 20
TBM-1C Avenger x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kashi Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Kasui Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

PB Kensin Maru

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

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 108,93

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M5b Zero x 18
N1K1 Rex x 6
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 17

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 135
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged


Japanese Ships
AMc Wa 12, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 31
J2M3 Jack x 29



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 24
F6F-3 Hellcat x 56


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 6 destroyed, 12 damaged
J2M3 Jack: 5 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Mustin
DD Satterlee
DD O'Brien
LST-204
LST-32
LST-456, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-34, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 9th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 7
Liberator B.VI x 26
Liberator GR.VI x 9
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 5
B-24J Liberator x 86
P-40K Warhawk x 23


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 2 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 8

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 24
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 140 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 46 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 22
A6M5c Zero x 22
B6N2 Jill x 23
B6N2a Jill x 12
D4Y3 Judy x 84



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 24
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 6 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

B6N2a Jill: 4 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 3 destroyed, 12 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
LST-454, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-338, Bomb hits 1
DD Mustin, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD O'Brien, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

DD Braine, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Converse
DD Dyson, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Meade
LST-460
LST-218
LST-203, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Terry, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Taylor, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Halford
DD Dashiell, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
LST-340, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
DD Murray
DD Satterlee
LST-456, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
LST-449, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Hull, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
LST-216, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Dyson
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Mustin
Massive explosion on LST-449
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-456
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD O'Brien
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-216

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 19
J2M3 Jack x 11



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 21
F6F-3 Hellcat x 32


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed, 5 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
J2M3 Jack: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
LST-204, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Hull, heavy fires
LST-31, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LST-30, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
LST-338, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 8, 44
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Night Naval bombardment of Tinian at 108,94

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 15 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 69 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed on ground
B6N2a Jill: 16 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 3 destroyed on ground
N1K2-J George: 58 damaged
N1K2-J George: 7 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant
BB Mississippi
BB Idaho
BC Renown

Japanese ground losses:
262 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (14 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (5 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Airbase hits 28
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 23
Port hits 17
Port supply hits 4

BB Queen Elizabeth firing at Tinian
BB Valiant firing at Tinian
BB Mississippi firing at Tinian
BB Idaho firing at Tinian
BC Renown firing at Tinian


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Night Naval bombardment of Tinian at 108,94

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 12 damaged
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 21 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
B6N2a Jill: 6 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB California
BB Arizona
BB Nevada
BB Maryland

Japanese ground losses:
396 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 13 (7 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 11
Port hits 2

BB California firing at Tinian
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Arizona
BB Arizona firing at 49th Ind.Mixed Brigade
BB Nevada firing at Tinian
BB Maryland firing at Tinian

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Night Air attack on TF, near Tinian at 108,94

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CVE Anzio
CVE Breton

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x H8K2 Emily launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Night Air attack on Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 34


No Allied losses

Heavy Industry hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on TF, near Tinian at 108,94

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 5



Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 4 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Altamaha
CVE Breton

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Sub attack near Ulithi at 99,94

Japanese Ships
E No.3
E No.13

Allied Ships
SS Trepang, hits 4, heavy damage

SS Trepang launches 2 torpedoes at E No.3
Trepang diving deep ....
E No.13 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.13 fails to find sub, continues to search...

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Sub attack near Tinian at 108,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-173

Allied Ships
CV Yggdrasil, Torpedo hits 2
CLAA Reno
CLAA San Juan
CLAA Juneau
DD Lang
DD Kalk
DD Cassin
DD Tucker
DD Fanning
DD Stack

SS I-173 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Yggdrasil more please!!!
DD Cassin fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tucker fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Pre-Invasion action off Tinian (108,94)

220 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA San Francisco
CA Minneapolis
CA Chicago
CA Chester
DD Ingersoll
DD Hudson
DD Heermann
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
APA Highlands
DE Encounter

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


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

CA San Francisco firing at 49th Ind.Mixed Brigade

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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 9
Liberator B.VI x 8
Liberator GR.VI x 7
Wellington B.X x 12
Wellington GR.XIII x 8
B-17F Fortress x 8
B-24D Liberator x 5
B-24D1 Liberator x 15
B-24J Liberator x 93
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12
B-25H Mitchell x 11
B-26 Marauder x 12
B-26B Marauder x 12


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 1 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 1 destroyed by flak
Wellington B.X: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
350 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 35 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington B.X bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tinian at 108,94

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 28
D4Y2 Judy x 24
D4Y3 Judy x 14
J2M3 Jack x 28
N1K1-J George x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 12

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 29
Hellcat I x 24
F6F-3 Hellcat x 221


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 9 destroyed
D4Y2 Judy: 9 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 9 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
J2M3 Jack: 8 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 13 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Copahee
CVE Corregidor
CVE White Plains

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tinian at 108,94

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
P1Y1 Frances x 9
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 24
Ki-84a Frank x 10

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 22
Hellcat I x 20
F6F-3 Hellcat x 140


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 4 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 7 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Hellcat I: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sarmi at 90,113

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 31
A6M5b Zero x 14
B6N2 Jill x 9
B6N2a Jill x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
LST-17, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Pursuit
LST-335
LST-449, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LST-205, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LST-26, Bomb hits 1, on fire
LCT-130, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-29, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk


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Afternoon Air attack on Saipan , at 108,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 20
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 25
Ki-84a Frank x 58



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 40


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 destroyed

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 39,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 19
N1K1 Rex x 14
N1K1-J George x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 12

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 37


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
N1K1 Rex: 2 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

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Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 16489 troops, 136 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 627

Defending force 41267 troops, 1080 guns, 1141 vehicles, Assault Value = 1483

Japanese ground losses:
273 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
49th Ind.Mixed Brigade
48th Ind.Mixed Brigade
21st Ind.Mixed Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
16th Ind.Mixed Regiment
102nd Machine Canno AA Battalion
12th JNAF AF Unit
53rd JNAF AF Unit /1

Defending units:
4th Marine Div /1
670th Tank Destroyer Battalion
77th Infantry Division
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Div /1
193rd Tank Battalion
104th Combat Engr Rgt /8
10th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
XIV Corps Artillery
47th Coastal Artillery Regiment
I Corps Artillery
607th Coast AA Regiment
265th Coastal Artillery Regiment
1st USMC AA Battalion
64th Coast AA Regiment

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Reinforcements:

SS I-56 arrives at Shimizu
ML G-307 arrives at Hakodate


Losses:

Loss of xAKL Kenzo Maru on Jun 07, 1944 is admitted
Loss of xAK Syoto Maru on Jun 07, 1944 is admitted
Loss of xAKL Kashi Maru on Jun 07, 1944 is admitted
Loss of xAKL Kasui Maru on Jun 07, 1944 is admitted
Loss of xAKL Shosen Maru on Jun 07, 1944 is admitted
Loss of AMc Wa 11 on Jun 07, 1944 is admitted
Loss of AMc Wa 12 on Jun 07, 1944 is admitted
Loss of SS RO-68 on Jun 07, 1944 is admitted


Ships Sunk:

LST-31 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 07, 1944
LST-34 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 07, 1944
LST-204 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 07, 1944
LST-216 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 07, 1944
LST-338 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 07, 1944
LST-340 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 07, 1944
LST-29 is reported to have been sunk near Sarmi on Jun 08, 1944
LST-205 is reported to have been sunk near Sarmi on Jun 08, 1944
LST-449 is reported to have been sunk near Sarmi on Jun 08, 1944
LCT-130 is reported to have been sunk near Sarmi on Jun 08, 1944
LST-456 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 07, 1944

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Two BB bombardments hit the island and then all of the invasion TFs added to the fun. Amazingly the IJA troops are still in decent shape.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/4/2013 10:54:30 PM   
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9 - 10 June 1944
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Now for the controversy!

CENTRAL PACFIC: During the night bombers continue to find the CVEs and drop TT in their path. On the 9th 24 hit the water for no hits. Crap!

The Allies DA at Tinian and get a 1:3, which is fantastic! The only problems are that they lowered forts to 2 (!!) and took few casualties while we lost 100+ combat squads. Too much firepower.

Now for the issues. Jocke is upset that a bunch of strikes came in and went for my small ships in the area. These were all here for various reasons when the invasion fleet came in but have since just been getting picked off. I didn't even think any would make it through the night phase to be honest, and certainly didn't think they would warrant the kinds of strikes that came in. One ship was taken out of port, an ACM, laying mines at Saipan. Either way, they were not intended to be CAP traps or attack sponges, as he had thought. I think he may understand it was not intended now, but just wants me to do my best to avoid similar stuff in the future. We all have to deal with the game as it is, and I too have been incredibly frustrated with targeting procedures many many times during this game. I do not want to set CAP traps and I haven't ever engineered one. I guess I'll also have to be more careful about not engineering one, but stuff like this will continue to happen for both of us I'm sure, regardless of our efforts.

Most important for me is that it doesn't become a trust issue between the two of us. We have had a good relationship as players, and have been going at this for a long time now. I'd like to keep the respect we've gained for each other intact.

SUBS: Up North the RO-35 finds the Allied invasion force and is sunk for it's trouble.

S/SW PAC: Both BBs and DDs were set to hit Biak with bombardments. The DDs were ineffectual and one hit a mine. The BBs got a decent hit no the base and destroyed abut 6-8 planes. The day after I set bombers to hit the base as well, but there was no CAP!! Two groups of Helens came in and took out another 15 or so planes on the ground. Jocke had moved DBs in here, probably trying for my CVs that were only three hexes from Biak supporting the bombardment. Fighters must have been on escort dirty only.

NORTH PACIFIC: The strikes got through to the CVEs up here, but only three bombs landed the first day one two CVE, then another landing on the 10th on one of the same CVE, the Sitkoh Bay. It's now listing 'heavy damage.' Not bad for two small 27 plane units in succession. Now that I now what's going on up here I might even have time to muster the resources for a bigger response next time.

S DEI: Still just sweeps and bombing. No movements. I was ale to move fighters back to Dili and Lautem.

BURMA: The troops near Toungoo keep taking a pounding. They are building forts though and it's going to be a massive struggle here. The Allied quality will be more than we've seen so far. I'm worried it'll start with a bang and he'll get a 1:1 or something better right off the bat, and then it'll be downhill from there.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 9, 44
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ASW attack near Saipan at 109,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-173, hits 1

Allied Ships
CLAA Oakland
CLAA San Diego
CLAA Atlanta
DD Warrington
DD Swanson
DD Aylwin
DD Dewey
DD Patterson
DD Henley

SS I-173 is sighted by escort
I-173 diving deep ....

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Sub attack near Saipan at 109,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-173, hits 8

Allied Ships
DE Greiner
PF Grand Forks
DE Thomason

SS I-173 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Greiner
I-173 diving deep ....

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TF 332 encounters mine field at Biak (87,110)

Japanese Ships
DD Sawakaze, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage The DD might make it with 47 float damage. It's heading to Manila.

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Night Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 110,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 3
H8K2 Emily x 15
P1Y2 Frances x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged
H8K2 Emily: 6 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
CVE Barnes
CVE Casablanca
CVL Unicorn
CVE Santee
CVE Corregidor
CVE Ranee

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x H8K2 Emily launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x H8K2 Emily launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Night Air attack on Saipan , at 108,93

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 24

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

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Night Naval bombardment of Biak at 87,110 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 18 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 5 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Mutsu
DD Kisaragi
DD Mutsuki
DD Matsu
DD Makinami

Allied ground losses:
249 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (6 destroyed, 3 disabled)



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 17

BB Hyuga firing at 1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
BB Mutsu firing at Biak

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ASW attack near Sanak Island at 173,50

Japanese Ships
SS RO-35, hits 30, heavy damage

Allied Ships
AM Herald
AM Motive
LSI(M) Prince Henry
LSD White Marsh
AP Gen. O.H.Ernst
LST-481
LST-479
LST-477
LCI-75
DE Reynolds
DE Mitchell
AM Sheldrake

SS RO-35 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Herald
RO-35 diving deep ....

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Submarine attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships
PB Tonon Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Harder

PB Tonon Maru is sighted by SS Harder
SS Harder launches 2 torpedoes

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Sub attack near Sansapor at 84,107

Japanese Ships
DD Tachikaze
DD Sawakaze, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Paddle, hits 2

SS Paddle launches 2 torpedoes at DD Tachikaze
Paddle diving deep ....

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Akutan Island at 172,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 18
D4Y1 Judy x 21
N1K2-J George x 87

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 104


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 4 destroyed, 5 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Saginaw Bay
CVE Sitkoh Bay, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CVE Shamrock Bay, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

[b]Fuel storage explosion on CVE Shamrock Bay
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Sitkoh Bay


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Morning Air attack on Taberfane , at 82,117

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-25C Mitchell x 27
B-25D1 Mitchell x 101
B-25G Mitchell x 18
B-25H Mitchell x 45


No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 61
Airbase supply hits 33
Runway hits 192

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 19
Wellington GR.XIII x 8
B-25C Mitchell x 19
B-25D1 Mitchell x 23
B-25H Mitchell x 9
B-26 Marauder x 12

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
Wellington B.X: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington B.X bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 7
Liberator B.III x 8
Liberator B.VI x 25
Liberator GR.VI x 6
B-17F Fortress x 8
B-24D Liberator x 5
B-24D1 Liberator x 20
B-24J Liberator x 128
P-40K Warhawk x 24

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 2 damaged
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 6 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 10 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 108,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 75
A6M5b Zero x 33
J2M3 Jack x 34
N1K1 Rex x 6
N1K1-J George x 3
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 21
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 37
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 57

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 158
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 33
TBM-1C Avenger x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 10 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 8 destroyed, 6 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 6 destroyed


Japanese Ships
AMc Chokai Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
ACM Daido Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

AMc Kensyo Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Akutan Island at 172,50

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 18
D4Y1 Judy x 5
N1K2-J George x 70

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 76


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
N1K2-J George: 7 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Sitkoh Bay, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 108,93

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5b Zero x 33
J2M3 Jack x 10
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 21
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 37
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 46

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 82
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 14 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on 48th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 108,94 (Tinian)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 56
J2M3 Jack x 20

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26
TBF-1 Avenger x 36

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 17 destroyed, 3 damaged


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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 14000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 49th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 108,94 (Tinian)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 39
J2M3 Jack x 10

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11
SBD-5 Dauntless x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 11 destroyed, 4 damaged


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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 10, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,93, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
AMc Kensyo Maru, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Halsey Powell
DD Abner Read
DD David Taylor
DD The Sullivans

Improved night sighting under 78% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 78% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 1, 44

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Night Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 113,95

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 3
P1Y2 Frances x 5



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
P1Y2 Frances: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
CVE Barnes
CVE White Plains
CVE Anzio

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Night Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 113,95

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 2 damaged
H8K2 Emily: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Casablanca
CVE White Plains

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x H8K2 Emily launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Pre-Invasion action off Dutch Harbor (171,50)

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Reynolds
DE Mitchell
AM Sheldrake
AM Motive
AM Herald
AM Spear
LCI-75
LSI(M) Prince Henry

DE Reynolds fired at enemy troops
DE Mitchell fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dutch Harbor at 171,50

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
B6N2a Jill x 18
N1K2-J George x 44


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 62


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Sitkoh Bay
CVE Shamrock Bay
CVE Shipley Bay
CVE Rudyerd Bay

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 117,98

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 5 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
LCI-532, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CA Vincennes, Bomb hits 2

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

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Morning Air attack on Biak , at 87,110

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 36
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 18



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 17 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 12 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed on ground
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 6 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

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

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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 5
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 36
B-24J Liberator x 155
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 35
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase hits 36
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 143

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 9th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 7
Liberator B.VI x 17
Wellington B.X x 17
Wellington GR.XIII x 8
B-17F Fortress x 7
B-24D Liberator x 5
B-24D1 Liberator x 18
B-24J Liberator x 85
B-25C Mitchell x 19
B-25D1 Mitchell x 32
B-25H Mitchell x 10
B-26 Marauder x 12
B-26B Marauder x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 47


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 3 damaged
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 3 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 7 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
303 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Wellington B.X bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Biak , at 87,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 91 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 6 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

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

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dutch Harbor at 171,50

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
B6N2a Jill x 9
N1K2-J George x 25



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 42


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Saginaw Bay
CVE Sitkoh Bay, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 38698 troops, 866 guns, 999 vehicles, Assault Value = 1495

Defending force 18603 troops, 185 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 625

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 592

Japanese adjusted defense: 1779

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1762 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 57 disabled

Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 53 (12 destroyed, 41 disabled)
Vehicles lost 27 (26 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
382 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 34 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 22 (2 destroyed, 20 disabled)


Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
670th Tank Destroyer Battalion
31st Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
77th Infantry Division
104th Combat Engr Rgt /8
10th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
47th Coastal Artillery Regiment
607th Coast AA Regiment
I Corps Artillery
1st USMC AA Battalion
XIV Corps Artillery
265th Coastal Artillery Regiment
64th Coast AA Regiment

Defending units:
26th Recon Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Regiment
49th Ind.Mixed Brigade
48th Ind.Mixed Brigade
16th Ind.Mixed Regiment
12th JNAF AF Unit
102nd Machine Canno AA Battalion
53rd JNAF AF Unit /1
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Reinforcements:

E Yasoshima arrives at Hiroshima/Kure

Losses:

Loss of AMc Chokai Maru on Jun 09, 1944 is admitted
Loss of PB Tonon Maru on Jun 09, 1944 is admitted


Ships Sunk:


LCI-532 is reported to have been sunk near Truk on Jun 10, 1944

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We all have to deal with the game as it is, and I too have been incredibly frustrated with targeting procedures many many times during this game.


Unfortunately, this issue does cause problems for both sides. Slightly unrelated, but I just had a US submarine suffer 83% flotation damage attacking an xAKL during the night naval phase with gunfire in my other PBEM and never firing a single torpedo while taking 8cm and 12cm hit after hit. Ridiculous. It's these kind of actions, or large naval air strikes going after a couple of transports to get impaled on CAP that I simply can't understand.

Like you said, hate the game, love the game.

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We all have to deal with the game as it is, and I too have been incredibly frustrated with targeting procedures many many times during this game.


Unfortunately, this issue does cause problems for both sides. Slightly unrelated, but I just had a US submarine suffer 83% flotation damage attacking an xAKL during the night naval phase with gunfire in my other PBEM and never firing a single torpedo while taking 8cm and 12cm hit after hit. Ridiculous. It's these kind of actions, or large naval air strikes going after a couple of transports to get impaled on CAP that I simply can't understand.

Like you said, hate the game, love the game.

When something like your sub comes up, I just put it down to jammed tubes. When it is air strikes, well there are so many real life examples of it on both sides during the war.

I hate it, because the control freak in me gets frustrated. At the same time, it is why I play the game. If nothing else, Gary got the intangible part of the war down pretty good. Machine reliability, communication, and perverse human nature combined to create a lot of random outcomes. Far more than what you see today. Cheers!!

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Machine reliability, communication, and perverse human nature combined to create a lot of random outcomes. Far more than what you see today. Cheers!!


Absolutely! At times you want to cry, but when it goes your way on occasion .

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Definitely how I've learned to take these things by now. I feel you get more opportunities to embrace disaster playing the Japanese side, and thus find some various kinds of coping mechanisms and strategies to justify it all in your mind.

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various kinds of coping mechanisms and strategies to justify it all in your mind.


Laphroaig helps a lot too!

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You are right though, this is now mid-44. You have to really step back a moment and look at where you need to fight and where can you back-pedal.

How's your economy looking? Fuel/Oil stocks in the HI? HI/ARM/VEH pts?

Edit: Oh and where is SAM? You have Grace coming ... hopefully SAM isn't too far behind. Until SAM arrives, your KB is at a huge disadvantage and your fighter pilots are just kami's as the A6M is no match for anything the allies are flying now except the P40N ... and you won't see many of those.

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You are right though, this is now mid-44. You have to really step back a moment and look at where you need to fight and where can you back-pedal.

How's your economy looking? Fuel/Oil stocks in the HI? HI/ARM/VEH pts?

Edit: Oh and where is SAM? You have Grace coming ... hopefully SAM isn't too far behind. Until SAM arrives, your KB is at a huge disadvantage and your fighter pilots are just kami's as the A6M is no match for anything the allies are flying now except the P40N ... and you won't see many of those.


The places I've chosen to let the air out are the Aleutians and Burma. The Aleutians have been ripe for a while and he's only now moving. Just supported by CVEs.

Burma has held longer than my wildest dreams when I had to evac the central plains. I've condensed into a few defensive points. They will be tough points, but eventually I'm sure he will come through. Because he has to break through on one side or another, that should give me time to pull back and get another MLR set before the wave crashes over.

In the S DEI and in New Guinea I've tried to just hold the line and take as many losses as needed to show I will fight for those positions with all I've got. The Oil is even more important than the industry in my view, so the Marianas had to take a backseat until now.

He has landed now no Tinian, but will have just that island. Is that enough? We'll see.

The zero is far outdated, but in some situations has still held its own. I had a wall of KB planes sweep into a P-47 CAP and get slightly better than 1:1, which surprised the hell out of me. The Sam will not be around until about 1/45, so there is a while to wait. If I choose my spots to be supported by LBA though, I could have Georges and Franks fighting off Hellcats over my CVs. If I have to fight a CV battle it I will place CVs as close to LBA as possible. I have some theories I'd like to try out.

Here is an economic shot. The fuel is not dire, but I'm using too much with the fleet involved a lot recently. He's now hit Medan 86 (124) and Lanchow 17 (73) oil. I'll keep rebuilding that, but all of the other industry of course I'll leave once he's blasted it. The latest HI nailed was Kunming.




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11 - 12 June 1944
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One of the busiest weeks of the year at work. Back at it now after a few days off.

S/SW PAC: Jocke is quite interested in Aitape lately, as well as bombing some other rear bases. He doesn't have nearly enough troops to take the base, but is at least working on supply. This gives me the feeling he's slowing a bit and noticing that the farther he pushes the more opportunities I have to harass his rear and stall isolated areas on the front. I predict within another month there will be another big push in North New Guinea.

NORTH PACIFIC: No more movement. I'm filling depleted air groups and preparing for another try at his minimal invasion forces.

S DEI: There is still no advance here, and each day without one is good for the Empire. I'm able to keep pulling oil out and get more troops and planes in, forts higher and of course, time for rear bases to prepare. His bombing of forward positions continues. I've got several IJAAF air groups arriving to help out. In about a month though a massive number of IJNAF groups are set to withdraw, which means I'll be doing a lot of shuffling around and possibly will have some holes to fill.

BURMA: Most troops are into 56, 51 and building forts. There are 5500 AV here now. Basically I could most likely hold his entire Burma Army in this hex if I'm calculating correctly. Air strikes continue and lose a good number of planes each day. Once his troops enter the hex I'll begin to contest the air again. No point in losing planes and pilots when there is nothing important happening, and until I know he's really going to carry out his movement all of the way.

CENTRAL PACFIC: More attacks on ships here at night, but no hits. The majority of the fleets have moved back with only a few CVE and oilers in range. The

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Night Air attack on TF, near Ramree Island at 54,48

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Martand
xAK Tarantia
xAK Nurani
DD Nizam
xAK Federlock
DD Nestor

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 115,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AO Enoree

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Night Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 115,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 3



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
CVE Steamer Bay

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Sub attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
ML G-203, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage Could a torpedo actually hit a ship/boat this small?

Allied Ships
SS Shark II

SS Shark II launches 2 torpedoes at ML G-203
Sub escapes detection

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Morning Air attack on Babo , at 83,111

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 36

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Aitape , at 95,118

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 15
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 45
B-24J Liberator x 132
F6F-3 Hellcat x 19
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 24
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 13
PV-1 Ventura x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

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


Airbase hits 126
Airbase supply hits 34
Runway hits 335

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Morning Air attack on 18th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 22
B-25C Mitchell x 9
B-25D1 Mitchell x 23
B-25H Mitchell x 10
B-26 Marauder x 11
B-26B Marauder x 12
P-39N1 Airacobra x 17
P-40K Warhawk x 17

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Wellington B.X bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Dobo , at 83,116

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 37

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 3 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Dobo , at 83,116

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 28

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd Tank Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 5
Liberator B.III x 6
Liberator B.VI x 19
Liberator GR.VI x 7
B-24D Liberator x 4
B-24D1 Liberator x 11
B-24J Liberator x 85

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 3 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 3 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 22 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
393 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 115,95

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 5 damaged
H8K2 Emily: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Liscome Bay
CVE White Plains

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x H8K2 Emily launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Night Air attack on Kunming , at 69,48

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 24

No Allied losses

Heavy Industry hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Dobo , at 83,116

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 10
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 38th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 7
Liberator B.VI x 28
Liberator GR.VI x 7
Wellington B.X x 22
Wellington GR.XIII x 8
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 11
B-24J Liberator x 67
B-25C Mitchell x 19
B-25D1 Mitchell x 34
B-25H Mitchell x 10
B-26 Marauder x 11
P-39N1 Airacobra x 17


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 7 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 1 damaged
Wellington B.X: 1 destroyed by flak
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 destroyed by flak

B-24J Liberator: 27 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 5 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
457 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 27 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Wellington B.X bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 9th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 6
B-17F Fortress x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 7
B-24J Liberator x 32
P-40K Warhawk x 17


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 3 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24J Liberator: 7 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Liberator II bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Dobo , at 83,116

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 5

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 13
B-25C Mitchell x 21
B-25D1 Mitchell x 89
B-25G Mitchell x 30
B-25H Mitchell x 45


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 5 damaged
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged

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

Airbase hits 49
Airbase supply hits 22
Runway hits 198

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 38383 troops, 866 guns, 999 vehicles, Assault Value = 1459

Defending force 16909 troops, 179 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 516

Allied adjusted assault: 420

Japanese adjusted defense: 703

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
2437 casualties reported
Squads: 73 destroyed, 120 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Guns lost 48 (16 destroyed, 32 disabled)



Allied ground losses:
593 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 89 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 88 (7 destroyed, 81 disabled)


Assaulting units:
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Division
77th Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
4th Marine Division
670th Tank Destroyer Battalion
104th Combat Engr Rgt /8
265th Coastal Artillery Regiment
XIV Corps Artillery
I Corps Artillery
607th Coast AA Regiment
10th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC AA Battalion
47th Coastal Artillery Regiment
64th Coast AA Regiment

Defending units:
21st Ind.Mixed Regiment
49th Ind.Mixed Brigade
48th Ind.Mixed Brigade
16th Ind.Mixed Regiment
102nd Machine Canno AA Battalion
12th JNAF AF Unit
53rd JNAF AF Unit /1


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Reinforcements:

58th Ind.Mixed Brigade arrives at Hirosaki/Aomori
9th Ind.Mixed Regiment arrives at Tokyo
81st JAAF AF Bn arrives at Changchun
ML G-308 arrives at Sapporo
APD T-4 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka

Aircraft Ki-84r Frank advances R&D (2/45)


Losses:

Loss of ML G-203 on Jun 11, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk:

SS Steelhead is reported to have been sunk near Sansapor on May 23, 1944
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SUBS: The I-30 finds the Allied replenishment convoy, but is sunk for its trouble.

STRAT BOMBING: At Hong Kong B-29s hit during the night, and the 16 Tony KAI there give battle, losing 9 of their number! They do manage to account for 2 B-29 shot down and 2 more reportedly lost to ops. Well worth it, but of course 75% of the HI here is destroyed and will not be rebuilt.

S/SW PAC: Noemafor and Aitape are hit again by 4E, and several other bases still in Japanese control behind the lines are struck. Biak and Sarmi don't support each other well, and neither is large enough yet to hold both a good amount of CAP and bombers. For now he must compromise, sweep forward areas and bomb the rear. Sorong has turned into a bit of a fortress with over 200 air support and 550+AV on the ground. It is the only field within 4 hexes though, so must stand alone, and will be tested soon most likely. I'm bringing a lot of IJAAF fighters in.

NORTH PACIFIC: The Allied troops at Dutch attack and get a 1:1 on the 13th, then take the base on the 14th.

S DEI: A small foray of ships came out of Darwin and then back in again. Most likely to see what my reaction would be. There was no naval strike this time, my planes set to only attack at the range of the closest of my bases. I did move in more subs and made a bunch of MTBs in the area, which were subsequently nailed by a Helldiver strike. There are four decent SAGs in the area as well, including two with BBs.

BURMA: Strikes at Toungoo and Rangoon inflict more flak losses on the Allied bombing force. I'm sure this is not hurting his pools much, but it could keep them from growing.

It looks like some units have turned around and are moving toward Prome now. Hmmm. That is ominous. Some of his main stack still shows movement to 56, 51, but this may be a ruse to get me out of position. I'll start sending more troops to the holding position near Prome now. I can shift fairly quickly, but not as quickly as the Allies, so I need to hold there if he does indeed go that way for at least two weeks. It's getting tense. Fighters are getting rested in Bankok and will begin interdicting the area once troops are moving through the open hex near Pegu.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Nothing happening here. Just waiting for Tinian to fall so I can start bombing it. I did get the Wake CD guns nearly back to full TOE in Tokyo, and I think I'll send them either to Iwo Jima or even to Pagan. We'll see how it goes down there and if more is in the works.

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ASW attack near Eniwetok at 120,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-30, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DMS Emmons
DMS Forrest
DMS Chandler
AO Bishopdale
AO Tomahawk
AO Nantahala
AO Marias
AO Brazos
DD Melvin
DD McGowan
DD McDermut

SS I-30 is sighted by escort
I-30 diving deep ....
DD Melvin attacking submerged sub ....
DD McGowan fails to find sub and abandons search
DD McDermut attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on 9th Division, at 56,51 , near Toungoo

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 7
Liberator B.VI x 19
Liberator GR.VI x 6
Wellington B.X x 21
Wellington GR.XIII x 7
B-24D Liberator x 4
B-24D1 Liberator x 11
B-24J Liberator x 46
B-25C Mitchell x 19
B-25D1 Mitchell x 21
B-25H Mitchell x 10
B-26 Marauder x 11
P-39N1 Airacobra x 17
P-40K Warhawk x 16

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 3 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 4 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 14 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Dutch Harbor (171,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6659 troops, 94 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

Defending force 1189 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Allied adjusted assault: 117

Japanese adjusted defense: 59

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
347 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 26 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
Rifles of Canada Battalion

Defending units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF


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Ground combat at Aitape (95,118)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 10283 troops, 263 guns, 197 vehicles, Assault Value = 393

Defending force 14828 troops, 140 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 478

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
38th Infantry Division
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
1st Medium Regiment

Defending units:
4th Brigade
Maizuru 1st SNLF
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
6th Guards Inf. Regiment
3rd South Seas Gsn /2
2nd Naval Construction Battalion
44th Road Const Co
52nd JNAF AF Unit
58th JNAF AF Unit
23rd Field AF Construction Battalion
12th JAAF AF Coy

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 14, 44
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Night Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 9



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 4



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 2 damaged

Heavy Industry hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Saumlaki at 78,117

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 29


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
MGB G-234, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-239, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-236, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-235, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-240, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-228, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

MGB G-238

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
23 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'

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Morning Air attack on Dobo , at 83,116

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-25C Mitchell x 17
B-25D1 Mitchell x 100
B-25G Mitchell x 18
B-25H Mitchell x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 56
Airbase supply hits 17
Runway hits 130

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 7
Liberator B.VI x 11
Liberator GR.VI x 5
Wellington B.X x 21
B-24D Liberator x 8
B-24D1 Liberator x 11
B-24J Liberator x 75
B-25H Mitchell x 10
P-39N1 Airacobra x 17
P-40K Warhawk x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
E15K1 Norm: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 2 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 1 damaged
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 7 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 56
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 136

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Dutch Harbor (171,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6573 troops, 94 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 271

Defending force 977 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Allied adjusted assault: 185

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 26 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Dutch Harbor !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
511 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
Rifles of Canada Battalion

Defending units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF
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Reinforcements: A few things arrived.

E W-38 arrives at Tokyo
LST T-132 arrives at Maizuru
MGB G-875 arrives at Nagoya
2nd Air Fleet arrives at Kanoya
111th AA Regiment arrives at Tokyo
454th Ind.Infantry Battalion arrives at Balikpapan
455th Ind.Infantry Battalion arrives at Tarakan
553rd Ind.Infantry Battalion arrives at Miri
554th Ind.Infantry Battalion arrives at Sandakan
774th Ind.Infantry Battalion arrives at Jesselton
25th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion arrives at Singapore
76th Infantry Brigade arrives at Nagoya
78th Infantry Brigade arrives at Kumamoto
80th Infantry Brigade arrives at Kumamoto
82nd Infantry Brigade arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
54th Ind.Mixed Brigade arrives at Sendai
55th Ind.Mixed Brigade arrives at Hirosaki/Aomori
56th Ind.Mixed Brigade arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
57th Ind.Mixed Brigade arrives at Kanazawa
Tesseki Infantry Brigade arrives at Changchun
Tesseki Cavalry Brigade arrives at Changchun
Shikoku Naval Base Force arrives at Takamatsu
15th Special Base Force arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
49th Infantry Regiment arrives at Tokyo

Aircraft Ki-43-IV Oscar advances R&D (12/44)


Losses:

Loss of MGB G-228 on Jun 14, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MGB G-234 on Jun 14, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MGB G-235 on Jun 14, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MGB G-236 on Jun 14, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MGB G-239 on Jun 14, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MGB G-240 on Jun 14, 1944 is admitted


Ships Sunk:

SC CHa-84 arrives at Tokuyama
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Dutch falls, but now he still has no airfield up here. So I'll prepare more welcome for the next round.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/12/2013 10:16:45 PM   
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The fall of Tinian is a true problem imho. Now you really have to keep it closed and bomb the hell out of it with everything you have. You have to force Joc to risk again another massive operation to conquer another mutual-supporting base in the Mariannas...

for sure things have really gone wrong for Japan in the last 6 months...

And reinforce, ASAP, the Bonins now!

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/12/2013 10:58:03 PM   
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The fall of Tinian is a true problem imho. Now you really have to keep it closed and bomb the hell out of it with everything you have.

+1

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 12:51:31 AM   
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The fall of Tinian is a true problem imho. Now you really have to keep it closed and bomb the hell out of it with everything you have. You have to force Joc to risk again another massive operation to conquer another mutual-supporting base in the Mariannas...

for sure things have really gone wrong for Japan in the last 6 months...

And reinforce, ASAP, the Bonins now!


I would have said the same about Molu. You've turned that into a problem for him in your game.

Let's be clear for a minute. The Japanese aren't going to win the war. It's mid-44. All the Allies have to do is load up and head out with all of the CVs into the Pacific. I can't really challenge that now unless he's careless, doesn't bring everything and blunts his spear on LBA before the KB arrives.

Looks like you're jumping the gun a bit here, as Tinian hasn't fallen by the date of this report yet! It does, but I'll be writing that in a day or two, as I'm 4-5 turns behind in the AAR. Really though, if he's going to bring 3 divisions plus to any spot in the Pacific (and most anywhere else), he's probably going to take it. Tinian is a problem, of course. It's great for him to take it, but at what cost? Not having more than one base there is surely not the best for the Allies. He needs to come again, and I will be adding a bit hopefully before he does.

Playing Japan into 44 against a good player means things will go wrong a LOT. I'm getting used to that. He made some good leaps around New Guinea that I wasn't ready for yet, and that has caught him up. But Burma is still very contested, for now, and he hasn't jumped into the DEI yet, although he's been poised to for a while. I could be in the same position 6 months earlier or more, and a lot of games are. I'm feeling there is a lot of fight left in the Empire and he's got to be a bit careful still.

In good news, the Grace, the D4Y4 and most importantly the Peggy (T) are coming in July.

QUESTION: If he doesn't get within 20 hexes of Saigon, Formosa or the HI when would I get Kamikazes?

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 12:54:48 AM   
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PS - The past two turns have witnessed 80+ bombers hitting the fields and port of Tinian. My roll-over states 93/90 on the fields/port. He brought a good amount of AA here, so it will be costly, but he can't keep it up for ever and so must reinforce and conquer another one.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 4:29:42 AM   
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Let's be clear for a minute. The Japanese aren't going to win the war. It's mid-44. All the Allies have to do is load up and head out with all of the CVs into the Pacific. I can't really challenge that now unless he's careless, doesn't bring everything and blunts his spear on LBA before the KB arrives.

Looks like you're jumping the gun a bit here, as Tinian hasn't fallen by the date of this report yet! It does, but I'll be writing that in a day or two, as I'm 4-5 turns behind in the AAR. Really though, if he's going to bring 3 divisions plus to any spot in the Pacific (and most anywhere else), he's probably going to take it. Tinian is a problem, of course. It's great for him to take it, but at what cost? Not having more than one base there is surely not the best for the Allies. He needs to come again, and I will be adding a bit hopefully before he does.

Playing Japan into 44 against a good player means things will go wrong a LOT. I'm getting used to that. He made some good leaps around New Guinea that I wasn't ready for yet, and that has caught him up. But Burma is still very contested, for now, and he hasn't jumped into the DEI yet, although he's been poised to for a while. I could be in the same position 6 months earlier or more, and a lot of games are. I'm feeling there is a lot of fight left in the Empire and he's got to be a bit careful still.

In good news, the Grace, the D4Y4 and most importantly the Peggy (T) are coming in July.

QUESTION: If he doesn't get within 20 hexes of Saigon, Formosa or the HI when would I get Kamikazes?

Very true, but you can still contest him for it. 3xID on a landing ... yeah, he's gonna take it. question is, how beat will he be? Can you reinforce/force an LBA+KB fight there? If your AF"s are built up, this is a good place as you can get a lot of LBA nearby and he has to bring his Armada into range.

re:Kami: I don't know that there is a date trigger, I only know of the range trigger ....



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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 5:51:06 AM   
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QUESTION: If he doesn't get within 20 hexes of Saigon, Formosa or the HI when would I get Kamikazes?


They are two factors switching on kamikazes (current state for you)
- date at lest 1/44 - (true)
- 20 hex or less distance limit - (false)

both have to be true, so kamikazes will newer happen if You hold him 21 hexes from those places

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 6:55:32 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

QUESTION: If he doesn't get within 20 hexes of Saigon, Formosa or the HI when would I get Kamikazes?


They are two factors switching on kamikazes (current state for you)
- date at lest 1/44 - (true)
- 20 hex or less distance limit - (false)

both have to be true, so kamikazes will newer happen if You hold him 21 hexes from those places


That's exactly what I feared. It's too bad there isn't a date trigger as well, but I guess I should count my blessings here and just be patient. I should have a good number of pilots by the time I finally do get them going.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 7:04:41 AM   
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ORIGINAL: PaxMondo


quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert
Let's be clear for a minute. The Japanese aren't going to win the war. It's mid-44. All the Allies have to do is load up and head out with all of the CVs into the Pacific. I can't really challenge that now unless he's careless, doesn't bring everything and blunts his spear on LBA before the KB arrives.

Looks like you're jumping the gun a bit here, as Tinian hasn't fallen by the date of this report yet! It does, but I'll be writing that in a day or two, as I'm 4-5 turns behind in the AAR. Really though, if he's going to bring 3 divisions plus to any spot in the Pacific (and most anywhere else), he's probably going to take it. Tinian is a problem, of course. It's great for him to take it, but at what cost? Not having more than one base there is surely not the best for the Allies. He needs to come again, and I will be adding a bit hopefully before he does.

Playing Japan into 44 against a good player means things will go wrong a LOT. I'm getting used to that. He made some good leaps around New Guinea that I wasn't ready for yet, and that has caught him up. But Burma is still very contested, for now, and he hasn't jumped into the DEI yet, although he's been poised to for a while. I could be in the same position 6 months earlier or more, and a lot of games are. I'm feeling there is a lot of fight left in the Empire and he's got to be a bit careful still.

In good news, the Grace, the D4Y4 and most importantly the Peggy (T) are coming in July.

QUESTION: If he doesn't get within 20 hexes of Saigon, Formosa or the HI when would I get Kamikazes?

Very true, but you can still contest him for it. 3xID on a landing ... yeah, he's gonna take it. question is, how beat will he be? Can you reinforce/force an LBA+KB fight there? If your AF"s are built up, this is a good place as you can get a lot of LBA nearby and he has to bring his Armada into range.

re:Kami: I don't know that there is a date trigger, I only know of the range trigger ....




My plan was to try to bring the KB in and reinforce in the Marianas if he landed, but the amount of firepower he brought meant I couldn't get near the islands on the water and the fields and ports were shut immediately, so no flying things in. By the time the armada pulled back the base was in dire straits with forts reduced, so there was no point to add stuff that would just be killed off within a week.

I had thought he would land about two divisions on two islands. That would have been okay, and he would still be fighting there to a draw as the LBA would have kept the Allies from endlessly bombing the troops into dust and the KB would have appeared if the Allied air power was weakened. Now I have to prepare for the same kind of contingency. I have some troops moving down now to reinforce Rota, Guam, Pagan and Saipan plus a bit for the little bases on the Northern Islands. I need 10-14 days. If I have that, I might be able to close the door for a good while.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 7:16:00 AM   
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ORIGINAL: obvert


quote:

ORIGINAL: koniu

quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

QUESTION: If he doesn't get within 20 hexes of Saigon, Formosa or the HI when would I get Kamikazes?


They are two factors switching on kamikazes (current state for you)
- date at lest 1/44 - (true)
- 20 hex or less distance limit - (false)

both have to be true, so kamikazes will newer happen if You hold him 21 hexes from those places


That's exactly what I feared. It's too bad there isn't a date trigger as well, but I guess I should count my blessings here and just be patient. I should have a good number of pilots by the time I finally do get them going.

There should not be date trigger (let say 1/45). Why?
Because kamikaze was desperate weapon. Japan was losing in all fronts, enemy was very close to Home Land, There was no time to train properly pilots in bomb , torpedo attacks so kamikazes concept show up. Les training required tactic with good chances of success. I You in `45 will hold allies 20+ hexes from Japan that mean You are not need desperate solutions.

Use that time to build kamikaze pilots and planes pools.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 7:25:45 AM   
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I know, I know, koniu, but it sure feels desperate right now!

Even when I have kami I might not use them as pure kamis anyway. I like some of the ideas Capt Cruft has about using regular bombing and letting them dive in if damaged 'for the emperor.'

The downside of kamis is that fighter pilots will also begin ramming, which I've heard is not entirely successful and loses you some good pilots.

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