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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 10:47:57 AM   
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Since a lot of readers probably know the score already from Jocke's AAR, I'll try to catch up to the current turn today. I'll see if I can get some screenshots as well, as there are some very active areas right now, especially Burma, the could have some major developments in the next few days.

SUBS: About 5 US subs are playing cat and mouse with our Es in the area around Molu to Lautem. We found the Trout both days, or it found us I should say, but missed an E and then a DD. No return hits on the sub either.

S/SW PAC: Ouch! A good strike of 59 Jack and 28 Judys went after ships at Biak today, but was almost completely destroyed by the Spits and P-47s flying CAP. Only 7 bombers got through and hit nothing. I'll have to turn things off around here until the next phase looks ready to begin. He's got too many engineers in Biak now and I can't keep those fields damaged without insufferable losses. I have to focus on the big moves and stay on top of the tea leaves.

NORTH PACIFIC: Nothing further.

S DEI: Sweeps hit Lautem. A horde of P-38s plus Corsairs focus on Lautem and the supporting Tojos from Dili don't help out only one hex away (), so the Franks are left with only a few Nicks in support. They come through with flying colors though, and get positive results against the first few waves before getting worn down. Numbers are key here, and the 49 plane groups downs a bunch of Lightnings and a good number of Corsairs as well. No bombers hit today, so the fields are fine, but 2/3 of the Franks are damaged. Now LR CAP from Lomblen will try to hold off the next strikes and let the Franks recover. Fingers crossed. He can't be happy to be getting these results far from home where those pilots simply end up splashing while many of ours end up WIA.

BURMA: The Allies are still pounding Rangoon to hit supplies and keep the fields closed. I'm in favor of this, as I can get supply to flow from Bangkok and Mergui. A big shipment is on the way from Nagasaki, and small ones are continuously moving from the DEI to the Mergui/Tavoy area.

Jocke did hit Pisanoluke today, the first time he's hit a deep base like that. The Tojos did very well there early on but were overwhelmed after 5 sweeps came through (plus another 4-5 after that I didn't include in the reports). On the day we get about 1:1.5 for the sweeps but lose a bunch on the ground. I'll take that though, as these are the best of the Allied fighter groups.

His troops do indeed look to be switching it up and heading for a right hook through Prome. I've got some troops heading through the clear hex as a distraction while others are railing from Toungoo. Either could be a disaster from Allied bombing runs, but I have to get there and must take the hit. I have troops moving every direction from the 56, 51 hex to hopefully provide some doubt as to what is really going on, and I will stagger the strat movement to hide it better as well. The only fear is getting caught in strat mode in the clear hex. I think they should shoot through to Pegu at least though, and most likely all of the way to Rangoon in one turn. Tense times!!!

CENTRAL PACFIC: Tinian moves one step closer t falling. The troops there wear the Allies down a bit, which I hope will help once it does fall to make sure we can bomb effectively and his fatigue stays up, maybe even moral and disruption being affected.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 15, 44
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Biak at 87,110

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 91 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 28
J2M3 Jack x 59

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 47
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 13 destroyed, 4 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
J2M3 Jack: 17 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Trathen

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 21
Wellington GR.XIII x 7
B-25H Mitchell x 9
P-39N1 Airacobra x 17
P-40K Warhawk x 33

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 17

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

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 29
B-25D1 Mitchell x 34
B-26 Marauder x 10
B-26B Marauder x 11

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 6 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 2 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 29

Aircraft Attacking:
10 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: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 43

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
48th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 26 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
Temp.Fight.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 34

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 2 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 27

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 2 destroyed

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 6



Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

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

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Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37969 troops, 870 guns, 996 vehicles, Assault Value = 1364

Defending force 15377 troops, 170 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 395

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 523

Japanese adjusted defense: 303

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
3127 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 188 disabled

Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 49 (4 destroyed, 45 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
382 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 18 (2 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 39 (20 destroyed, 19 disabled)

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

Defending units:
49th Ind.Mixed Brigade
48th Ind.Mixed Brigade
21st Ind.Mixed Regiment
16th Ind.Mixed Regiment
102nd Machine Canno AA Battalion
12th JNAF AF Unit
53rd JNAF AF Unit /1
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 16, 44
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Morning Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 49

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 21

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

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed

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

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Morning Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 35

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 19

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 24


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

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x P-51B Mustang sweeping at 31000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 16th Garrison Unit , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 33
B-24J Liberator x 121
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 31


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
99 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 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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Afternoon Air attack on Pisanuloke , at 58,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 8

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 8
Liberator B.III x 11
Liberator B.VI x 38
Liberator GR.VI x 8
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 24
B-24J Liberator x 130

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 6 destroyed on ground
P1Y2 Frances: 18 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 3 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

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

Airbase hits 90
Airbase supply hits 20
Runway hits 73

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37581 troops, 872 guns, 982 vehicles, Assault Value = 1308

Defending force 13032 troops, 168 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 189

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 596

Japanese adjusted defense: 357

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
1711 casualties reported
Squads: 73 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 29 (13 destroyed, 16 disabled)



Allied ground losses:
519 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 56 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)


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

Defending units:
48th Ind.Mixed Brigade
21st Ind.Mixed Regiment
49th 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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Ground combat at Namatanai (107,125)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2903 troops, 42 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 998 troops, 16 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Allied adjusted assault: 52

Japanese adjusted defense: 28

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

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


Assaulting units:
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
31st Tankette Co
25th Air Defense AA Regiment
15th JNAF AF Unit

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Reinforcements:

ML G-316 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka

Aircraft Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy advances R&D (7/44)


Losses:

Loss of MGB G-237 on Jun 15, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MGB G-238 on Jun 15, 1944 is admitted


Ships Sunk:

Previous report of sinking of SS Billfish incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
SS Tally Ho is reported to have been sunk near Port Blair on May 18, 1944

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Quite a few British subs entered the DEI recently in a big pack, and they all seem to have disappeared again just as quickly. I threw some mines in on the return route, but I'm not sure if that had any affect. I do know 4-5 were DCed to heavy damage or heard sinking. The Tally Ho, shown here, just came up on the sunk list.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 11:06:17 AM   
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If Tinian is packed with AA, the best way to burn his supplies and keep it close is to place a couple of BB TFs at Guam/Saipan, and pound it every single night. Do you have some AKEs in the Mariannas? I think he didn't have the time to place too many mines at Tinian. Bomb the hell out of it and pack the rest of the Mariannas with LBAs...sooner or later he will have to come back to rescue those brave marines... and that's when you could make him pay! The Kb + the LBA can wreck any allied CVTF...remember the 200 firing passes rule... even if he has 2000 fighters on CAP a single coordinated big strike can sink a whole bunch of CVs. Don't be too scared!

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 11:35:57 AM   
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ORIGINAL: GreyJoy
remember the 200 firing passes rule... even if he has 2000 fighters on CAP a single coordinated big strike can sink a whole bunch of CVs. Don't be too scared!

Are not 200 pases rule was removed on last official patch or this was in current beta?
At lest in beta number of pases depends also from numbers of planes involved in battle.
More planes more that 200 pases.
I think new code is adding number that fraction of planes involved in battle to 200 pases. Increasing that number





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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 11:44:39 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: koniu

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy
remember the 200 firing passes rule... even if he has 2000 fighters on CAP a single coordinated big strike can sink a whole bunch of CVs. Don't be too scared!

Are not 200 pases rule was removed on last official patch or this was in current beta?
At lest in beta number of pases depends also from numbers of planes involved in battle.
More planes more that 200 pases.
I think new code is adding number that fraction of planes involved in battle to 200 pases. Increasing that number







Not that i'm aware of....

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 12:05:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: koniu

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy
remember the 200 firing passes rule... even if he has 2000 fighters on CAP a single coordinated big strike can sink a whole bunch of CVs. Don't be too scared!

Are not 200 pases rule was removed on last official patch or this was in current beta?
At lest in beta number of pases depends also from numbers of planes involved in battle.
More planes more that 200 pases.
I think new code is adding number that fraction of planes involved in battle to 200 pases. Increasing that number







Not that i'm aware of....

I will look for source of that info. But i am sure michealm mention that he add that to code

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 12:07:11 PM   
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ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

If Tinian is packed with AA, the best way to burn his supplies and keep it close is to place a couple of BB TFs at Guam/Saipan, and pound it every single night. Do you have some AKEs in the Mariannas? I think he didn't have the time to place too many mines at Tinian. Bomb the hell out of it and pack the rest of the Mariannas with LBAs...sooner or later he will have to come back to rescue those brave marines... and that's when you could make him pay! The Kb + the LBA can wreck any allied CVTF...remember the 200 firing passes rule... even if he has 2000 fighters on CAP a single coordinated big strike can sink a whole bunch of CVs. Don't be too scared!


Thanks GJ. Sometimes at this stage I need a bit of encouragement for sure. It's scary out there!

Step 1. Give him a sight of the KB hanging around the DEI. This is for two reasons; one to give him pause about a move from OZ, and secondly to deceive about where those ships are going while also topping off fuel and planes at Dagua. Simultaneously get air units healed up and filled out and more strike planes nearby in the Marianas. While that happens I'll bomb Tinian and bring in some BBs as GJ suggests. The closest 2 AKE are at Iwo but can move down to Pagan.

Step 2. Lose the KB near the PI for a day or two before posting them a day away from the Marianas to the NW of those islands, well out of search range and out of the densely packed sub zone as well.

Step 3. Land more troops on Guam, Rota, Saipan and Pagan, with possibly some for the three smaller North Marianas islands if there is time, with support from the KB. I have one free division, several brigades and regiments that have just arrived. If I can get those bases to 700 AV plus, even three divisions won't work too well. Those already have some DP and arty guns. I have one surprise, in that the Wake CD gun unit is back in shape and moving down. I think I'll put that at Rota, the weakest of the bases, if I can. Tinian had the lowest forts of any of the main islands and the others should all be above 5.

Step 4. Be ready for the armada when it comes. I defended the bases last time with only minimal strikes hoping to ware down the Allied CV air and be able to move in with the KB. He did lose almost 350 CV planes in the first invasion through strikes at small shipping, sweeps and ground strikes. I'll try to look like I'm doing the same, then move a bunch of strike planes in just before the KB arrives, if that's possible. He could try to shut down my bases this time, which is entirely possible and in my opinion the best Allied move pre-invasion, but Jocke is wary of losing CV planes against land targets. He's been burned in a CV battle before and doesn't want that to happen again, so my feeling is he will just cover and sweep a bit, but not send in waves of bombing to shut the main fields.

UNKNOWNS:

Is he coming soon? Or is he switching gears for another option, like continuing the push in New Guinea or the DEI, and would he need CVs for that? Does he have the other islands prepped, or is he waiting from troops to be released from Tinian and other New Guinea holdouts like Aitape, Noemafor and Biak?

We've talked about changing to the current beta at the end of the month, meaning the beginning of July/44. In 10 days from the current turn. That could help me in some ways and hurt in others. It might dull LBA strikes against the Allied fleet by splitting up more of the packages. I've got three HQa on the Marianas, so there is support there, but I've not played the new beta so I don't know.

Also, as koniu points out the strike pass rules have changed, so maybe both fleets will also be more protected. If so I could place the KB one hex off Guam and Rota, and let the extra 350-400 Franks, Georges and Tojos (plus those at Tinian and LR CAP from another few bases) there also take part and provide CAP. It could mean the CAP over the KB is stronger than over the Allied CVs in reality. And if he takes more than a month, I'll have at least some Grace and Judy '4' in the mix. We'll see.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 12:09:15 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: koniu


quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy


quote:

ORIGINAL: koniu

quote:

ORIGINAL: GreyJoy
remember the 200 firing passes rule... even if he has 2000 fighters on CAP a single coordinated big strike can sink a whole bunch of CVs. Don't be too scared!

Are not 200 pases rule was removed on last official patch or this was in current beta?
At lest in beta number of pases depends also from numbers of planes involved in battle.
More planes more that 200 pases.
I think new code is adding number that fraction of planes involved in battle to 200 pases. Increasing that number




Not that i'm aware of....

I will look for source of that info. But i am sure michealm mention that he add that to code


I thought I heard that too, maybe to 300 passes? Either way, with the coordination advantage removed, LBA likely won't go from several bases, or even one base, in a single big strike. That could be painful against a CAP of 600-800 planes. I assume he's starting to get Corsairs on those ships now as well. Yuck!

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 3:08:51 PM   
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17 - 18 June 1944
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S/SW PAC: Noemfoor is hit again by 4E. No further pushes. I've got good fighters piled at Sorong now but the bombers are all shut down until I know for sure something is coming.

NORTH PACIFIC: Nothing more.

S DEI: Again defenders at Lautem hold their own, but the mass of Allied 2E do shut the base. Luckily the wave of sweeping Lightnings that come all together in a mass of 95 planes come last. I don't care if it's called 'coordination' or 'cooperation,' it's damn effective.

Lautem is now shut, so Dili will have to hold until the engineers can get it going again. A few more groups are brought in to nearby bases to augment the Tojos stationed there. The remaining 15 Franks at Lautem will remain there, damaged.

BURMA: Jocke uses B-29s to go for Rangoon fields at night. Great to have them hit here instead of nailing the oil, but if this were a base with planes in it, that would suck. Too easy to decimate any hope of defense on pinpoint night strikes.

Jocke's troops have already gotten to Prome and are now moving toward Rangoon. This will be quick and dirty and I know I wouldn't hold here for long against what he is bringing. I just need a while to get the other troops over. The first are going through in strat mode tomorrow. There is also a group of units now in the clear. If he goes for them there will be a tussle in the air, as I've moved in some cover to Pegu and other bases nearby.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Allied forces capture Tinian. So, the bombing starts tomorrow. I have the KB moving toward Dagua. Once replenished some BBs will break off and begin the bombardment runs also. Support ships will move from the Bonins south.

This is make or break time. The fields were over 50% damaged when the base fell, and the port at about 90% damaged. If I can keep the fields closed until the BBs arrive, then give a few good poundings, it might even be tough to land more support or replenish the base. That is the hope anyway.

An Allied TF is spotted moving South of Wake. No idea what it is, but the rollover shows CA at least.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 17, 44
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Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 39

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 15

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

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Morning Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 23
Ki-84a Frank x 41

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 16th Garrison Unit , at 86,110 (Noemfoor)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 43
B-24J Liberator x 121
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 24


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 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 Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 54 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 23
Ki-84a Frank x 38

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 16
PV-1 Ventura x 23
Spitfire VIII x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 4 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
PV-1 Ventura: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
Spitfire VIII: 2 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 21
Ki-84a Frank x 32

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16
Spitfire VIII x 6
B-25C Mitchell x 11
B-25D1 Mitchell x 100
B-25G Mitchell x 30
B-25H Mitchell x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 25 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 141

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

Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 23

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 11
Liberator B.VI x 40
Liberator GR.VI x 10
Wellington B.X x 31
Wellington GR.XIII x 12
B-17F Fortress x 10
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 25
B-24J Liberator x 114
B-25C Mitchell x 43
B-25D1 Mitchell x 45
B-25H Mitchell x 16
B-26 Marauder x 16
B-26B Marauder x 16

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 1 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 1 destroyed by flak
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

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

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Morning Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 17
Ki-84a Frank x 26

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 9

No Japanese losses

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

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

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Morning Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 20



Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 96

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 5 destroyed


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet
20 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet
18 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet
21 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet
17 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 16, 44
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Morning Air attack on 16th Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 31
Wellington GR.XIII x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 27
B-26 Marauder x 16
B-26B Marauder x 15

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 3 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
B-26 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:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mergui at 53,62

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 4

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAKL Shinshui Maru
xAKL Eiwa Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 55th Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 11
Liberator B.VI x 37
Liberator GR.VI x 9
B-17F Fortress x 8
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-24J Liberator x 119


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 3 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 8 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 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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Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37306 troops, 875 guns, 981 vehicles, Assault Value = 1274

Defending force 11805 troops, 166 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 95

Allied adjusted assault: 503

Japanese adjusted defense: 133

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Tinian !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1505 casualties reported
Squads: 102 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 54 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 77 (57 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Allied ground losses:
378 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


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

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

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Reinforcements: none.

Losses: none.

Ships Sunk: none.

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In Manila Mutsu has just finished repairs incurred in recent skirmishes and it will head to the Central Pacific.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 9:23:13 PM   
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remember the 200 firing passes rule... even if he has 2000 fighters on CAP a single coordinated big strike can sink a whole bunch of CVs. Don't be too scared!

Are not 200 pases rule was removed on last official patch or this was in current beta?
At lest in beta number of pases depends also from numbers of planes involved in battle.
More planes more that 200 pases.
I think new code is adding number that fraction of planes involved in battle to 200 pases. Increasing that number




Not that i'm aware of....

I will look for source of that info. But i am sure michealm mention that he add that to code


I thought I heard that too, maybe to 300 passes? Either way, with the coordination advantage removed, LBA likely won't go from several bases, or even one base, in a single big strike. That could be painful against a CAP of 600-800 planes. I assume he's starting to get Corsairs on those ships now as well. Yuck!


The 200 pass rule still persists AFAIK.

It was increased somewhat (don´t remember by how much) in a specific beta file only released for tests and for the specific situation encountered in GJ vs. rader´s game. No idea if it was ever used by them, but anyways, it definitely did not make it into the 'official' betas. Increasing the pass limit is not required with the coordination bug resolved in the later betas (or with players adapting accordingly FWIIW ).

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 9:43:34 PM   
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Cool. Thanks for the clarification.

It will help me against 4E and the massive B-25D-1 raids that en masse fight off any interceptors. At sea it might give the Allies the historical 'big blue blanket.' Still not sure when we'll upgrade yet.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/13/2013 11:01:53 PM   
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19 - 20 June 1944
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SUBS: A god day on the 19th for ASW in the Banda Sea. Near Damar one SAG ran over the Bowfin which missed the Okikaze. It was then forced to the surface and gunned down. The Hacklebeck took four hits near Lautem. The Herring gave a good account of itself, sinking E No. 7 before taking 34 hits and leaving a splotch of oil on the clear tropical water. The Finback took five hits after missing E No. 1.

The RO-42 nails the DD Taylor with two fish near Biak. The must be one of the damaged ships from air strikes earlier. Every little bit counts.

S/SW PAC: Massive sweeps, including one big cooperating one of P-47s, hit Sorong. The defenders gave out some punishment as well, but the Allies won the day. New groups are shifted in now while the others recover.

S DEI: More comes to Dili. The defenders here hold at about 1:2.5, shooting down a good number of Lightnings and Corsairs. More units are ready behind to fill in.

BURMA: Massive bombing of the clear hex near Pegu trashes an infantry division and some other troops. Air battles over the hex result in good kills for both sides, with the Allies of course coming out on top, but the Japanese hitting many P-47 and Corsairs. For the two days the totals are about 130:270 in favor of the Allies. He can't sustain that though with best airframes, especially over Japanese territory exclusively, as all of these battles have been. I am struggling as well, with only about 70 Franks and 40 N1K2 in the pools right now. Yikes. Pilots are scarce as well. Luckily many of my casualties are only WIA after these.

One piece of good news is that the 4k AV of heavily reinforced and mostly dug-in troops have made it into 55, 51 and are preparing for the coming assault. About 80 Allied units are now in the same hex. More reinforcements have railed into Rangoon and will begin moving that way. If he doesn't attack right away, he will lose the opportunity quickly.

I blundered into a shock attack on the road from Toungoo to Taung Gyi. I completely missed the river there. Ooops! One regiment is trashed, but the other two infantry brigades came through okay, with high disruption. The big Corps sitting there will not do well in an attacking role, so I think we're okay there for now. I'm sending another brigade to make sure.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Jocke pounds down the remainder of the troops on Tinian. I got a few hits on the runways for only 3-4 planes lost over the two days. The rollover shows 83/67 for fields/port. Got to keep it going. The BBs are on the way.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 19, 44
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Submarine attack near Damar at 75,113

Japanese Ships
DD Okikaze
CA Mikuma
DD Akikaze
DD Hokaze
DD Shiokaze
CA Suzuya

Allied Ships
SS Bowfin, hits 12, and is sunk

SS Bowfin launches 2 torpedoes at DD Okikaze
DD Hokaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shiokaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shiokaze attacking submerged sub ....
SS Bowfin forced to surface!
CA Suzuya firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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ASW attack near Lautem at 73,113

Japanese Ships
E Wakamiya

Allied Ships
SS Hackleback, hits 4

SS Hackleback is sighted by escort
Hackleback diving deep ....
E Wakamiya attacking submerged sub ....

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Sub attack near Damar at 75,113

Japanese Ships
E No.7, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
E No.1

Allied Ships
SS Herring, hits 34, heavy damage

SS Herring launches 2 torpedoes at E No.7
E No.1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.1 attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Air attack on Lanchow , at 81,34

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 10


Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Oil 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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Sub attack near Ambon at 75,112

Japanese Ships
E No.1

Allied Ships
SS Finback, hits 5

SS Finback launches 2 torpedoes
Finback diving deep ....
E No.1 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Bassein , at 54,52

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 48

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 8 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
51st FG/26th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 40000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 76
Ki-84a Frank x 29

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

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

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 4 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 57
Ki-84a Frank x 24



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed

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

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 20
P1Y1 Frances x 13
P1Y2 Frances x 23



Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 2 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak
P1Y2 Frances: 8 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 15


Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
13 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 33



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 2 damaged
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak


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

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x G4M2 Betty bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Bassein , at 54,52

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 82
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 61
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 24



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed
P-39N1 Airacobra: 3 destroyed on ground


Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
26 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 Sorong , at 82,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 18
N1K1-J George x 36
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 49


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 76

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
34 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 38000 feet
5 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 38000 feet
3 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 38000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 31
B-24J Liberator x 120
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 22
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 15


No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 128

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Sorong , at 82,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 15
N1K1-J George x 25
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 46



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 49
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 49


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 10 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet
20 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet
15 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet
14 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Sorong , at 82,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9
N1K1-J George x 13
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14



Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 38000 feet

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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 47
Ki-84a Frank x 18


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed

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

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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 31
Ki-84a Frank x 12



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 9 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 40000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 43
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 49



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 41,800 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 27
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 35

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17

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

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 42,800 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 27
N1K2-J George x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 21

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18


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

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 26
N1K2-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 10

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed

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Ground combat at 57,51 (near Toungoo)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 17755 troops, 185 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 613

Defending force 22592 troops, 268 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 869

Japanese adjusted assault: 407

Allied adjusted defense: 1585

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
3650 casualties reported
Squads: 65 destroyed, 190 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 38 (1 destroyed, 37 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
483 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 71 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
77th Infantry Brigade
79th Brigade
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
1st New Chinese Corps
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
85th British AT Gun Regiment

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 20, 44
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Submarine attack near Biak at 88,111

Japanese Ships
SS RO-42

Allied Ships
DD Taylor, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

DD Taylor is sighted by SS RO-42
SS RO-42 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Taylor

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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 18
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 20
Ki-84a Frank x 37



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 40

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 5 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed

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

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Morning Air attack on 8th Tank Regiment, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 9
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 13



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed

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

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Morning Air attack on Dobo , at 83,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-25C Mitchell x 15
B-25D1 Mitchell x 108
B-25G Mitchell x 30
B-25H Mitchell x 45


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 213

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 4th RTA Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 26



Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 11
Liberator GR.VI x 12
Wellington B.X x 31
Wellington GR.XIII x 11
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 15
B-24J Liberator x 111
B-25C Mitchell x 43
B-25D1 Mitchell x 41
B-25H Mitchell x 12
B-26 Marauder x 15
B-26B Marauder x 15
P-40K Warhawk x 48


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

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
1289 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 154 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 253 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 103 (9 destroyed, 94 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 Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 26
N1K2-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 27
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 20

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 88

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 6 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet
1 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 31000 feet

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 10
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 24
Ki-84a Frank x 15

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 2 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 9
P1Y2 Frances x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 1 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 6 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Reinforcements:

MGB G-876 arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
ML G-317 arrives at Shimizu
6th Sentai arrives at Bangkok
28th Fld AA Gun Co arrives at Tokyo
LST T-133 arrives at Niigata


Losses:

Loss of E No.7 on Jun 19, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk:

SS Herring is reported to have been sunk near Damar on Jun 19, 1944
SS Bowfin is reported to have been sunk near Damar on Jun 19, 1944
DD Taylor is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 20, 1944
Previous report of sinking of SS Salmon incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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A note on DD Taylor, which was just sunk off of Biak. In the war this Fletcher class ship earned 15 battle stars and was the first US ship to anchor in Japan after the peace.

http://destroyerhistory.org/fletcherclass/usstaylor/#

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HEADLINES READ; JAPANESE TROOPS HOLD!!!

Japanese troops hold in Burma in the largest single day of battle yet fought, at 55, 51. Over 11k AV struck out against my 4k AV. The dug-in arty and tank guns did some damage, and the experienced IJA divisions held out for a solid 1:2. I am relieved and surprised to be honest. I thought maybe at this date Allied quality would break through. Not yet I guess.

The Allies lost 2100+ infantry squads disabled and over 400 vehicles as well. Not as many lost, but it'll be a while before another attack. Long enough to reinforce. YES!

The IJ is at 3200 AV and all but one division are solid with little disruption. One brigade was trashed, but even the little tanks held out well.

Off to bed now. A full report in the morning, as well as other news.



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SPECIAL REPORT: BURMA - 21 June 1944
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GROUND: Songs of 55, 51 will echo through the streets of Tokyo and other cities of the Empire over the next weeks. Valiant Japanese soldiers make yet another unexpected stand and halt the massive Allied advance. Jocke's maneuver to get that stack around and onto the Southern part of the MLR was swift and calculated, leaving Japanese units scrambling and vulnerable. Several were crushed by air assaults, but enough made the traverse to bring our AV to just more than the magic 1/3 of his, which will in my experience nearly always hold to at least a 1:2 result in a +2 or +3 hex.

This time I was concerned the Allied troop quality would swing that ratio, but most of the big units (and arty, including anti-tank guns, which I'm starting to think is just as important) had forts built to level 2. This added protection as well as good anti-aircraft in hex, good supply and rest led to a resounding victory (for a day). This battle is by no means over, but if he continues here it might wear his troops down more than mine, as I can bring in fresh units and let others heal up in nearby rear bases.

The supply (-) in the reports is a bit confusing. All of the units in hex are still in the white, and the hex supply is over the necessary amount as well. I do have a massive shipment on the way to Bangkok (60k) and another 20k on xAKLs to Margui/Tavoy. Moumein and Pegu are yellow flagged and Rangoon is red, but a top up should move through within a week. In the meantime the units moving in will get us back to 5k AV at 55, 51, and I'll leave more in the rear as reserve.

My feeling is that this will turn Jocke's taste for Burma sour and he'll begin to move out. This could provide me with some problems as there are still vulnerable rear bases on the Malay coast. I'll begin moving a few brigades back to deal with some of those and get some from the HI as well if they can be spared after the Marianas are pumped up. Air units are on alert and more will be brought to bear in search and naval missions.

AIR: It was another big day in the air. Our fighter units are at the breaking point, but there are still some fresh in the rear to add in if needed.

Today I've included all air battles below just to see the scale of what happens here every day. Many sweeps hit my fighters over the clear hex near Pegu, but we take our toll, probably at around 1:2.5 for ~45 Allied fighters lost on the day. He can't keep that up with his pools.

The bombers go for 55, 51 but at 6k where flak is strong. He loses about 10 on the day according to reports.

SEA: Supply is still moving here, but only as far as Mergui/Tavoy. Rangoon/Moulmein are a no go zone now. Subs still form and early warning blockade at the entrance to the IO and more deeper Glen subs patrol for possible invasion warnings.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 21, 44
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Morning Air attack on 6th Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 10
N1K2-J George x 9
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 48
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 34
Ki-84a Frank x 44

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16


No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 40000 feet

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 10
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 46
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 31
Ki-84a Frank x 38

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 24


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-51B Mustang sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 25


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-51B Mustang sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 23


No Allied losses



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



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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 25


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-51B Mustang sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 25th Army, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 24

No Allied losses

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

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 7
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 35
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 21
Ki-84a Frank x 35

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 5 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 8
Liberator B.III x 11
Liberator B.VI x 21
Liberator GR.VI x 11
Wellington B.X x 31
Wellington GR.XIII x 11
B-17F Fortress x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 24
B-24J Liberator x 106
B-25C Mitchell x 27
B-25D1 Mitchell x 41
B-25H Mitchell x 14
B-26 Marauder x 15
B-26B Marauder x 15


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 2 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed by flak
Liberator GR.VI: 1 damaged
Wellington B.X: 2 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24D1 Liberator: 5 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 7 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 4 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
256 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 27 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 6th Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 7
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 22
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 20
Ki-84a Frank x 31

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 1 destroyed

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6
B-25C Mitchell x 16


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

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

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

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Morning Air attack on 55th Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 15

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged

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

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

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Morning Air attack on 65th Brigade, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 16


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged

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

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 8


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

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

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

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged



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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 19

Allied aircraft
P-39N1 Airacobra x 18


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39N1 Airacobra: 6 destroyed

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 7
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 21
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 16
Ki-84a Frank x 27

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 8


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

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


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

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Morning Air attack on 12th Tank Regiment, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

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

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Morning Air attack on 55th Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9


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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J 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: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 5
N1K2-J George x 2
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 16
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 17



Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


No Allied losses

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Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 282214 troops, 4477 guns, 4529 vehicles, Assault Value = 11587

Defending force 111438 troops, 1431 guns, 2168 vehicles, Assault Value = 3960

Allied adjusted assault: 4290

Japanese adjusted defense: 7945

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), supply(-) Still in the white.
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
10046 casualties reported
Squads: 253 destroyed, 481 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 276 disabled
Engineers: 16 destroyed, 56 disabled
Guns lost 237 (50 destroyed, 187 disabled)
Vehicles lost 222 (55 destroyed, 167 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
17545 casualties reported
Squads: 149 destroyed, 2165 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 242 disabled
Engineers: 78 destroyed, 607 disabled
Guns lost 234 (16 destroyed, 218 disabled)
Vehicles lost 441 (134 destroyed, 307 disabled)
With replacement rates as they are, if these are Brit vehicles, this could hurt.


Assaulting units:
18th Cavalry Regiment
Guides Cavalry Regiment
5th Chinese Corps
14th Chindit Brigade
16th Chindit Brigade
3rd Commando Brigade
3rd New Chinese Corps
26th Indian Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
11th PAVO Regiment
20th Indian Division
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
254th Armoured Brigade
18th British Division
5th Indian Division

209th Combat Engineer Battalion
22nd (East African) Brigade
6th Chinese Corps
2nd British Division
26th Indian Division
9th Indian Division
41st Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
14th Indian Division

36th Div Engineer Battalion
43rd Infantry Division
14th Army Engineer Battalion
17th Indian Division
Lushai Brigade
Provisionl Tank Brigade
29th British Brigade
6th Australian Division
Gardner's Horse Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
23rd Indian Division
45th Indian Brigade
46th Indian Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
Merrills Marauders Regiment
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
50th Tank Brigade
81st (West African) Division
9th Australian Division

30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
32nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
122nd British AT Gun Regiment
23rd AA Bde
225 Group RAF
14th Army
III Indian Corps
Southeast Asia
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
8th Mahratta AT Gun Regiment
1st Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment
2nd Indian Heavy AA Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
101st Heavy AA Regiment
XV Indian Corps
2nd Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment
15th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
20th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
118th Light AA Regiment
IV Indian Corps
2/9th Field Regiment
163rd Light AA Regiment
X' Force
16th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
28th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
137/155th Field Regiment

Defending units:
65th Brigade
21st Division
9th Garrison Unit
24th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Tank Division
12th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Division
2nd Division
33rd Division
22nd Tank Regiment
16th Division
55th Division
3rd RTA Division
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
28th Army
38th Field AA Battalion
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
51st Field AA Battalion
10th RF Gun Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion
68th Field AA Battalion
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Air Defense AA Regiment
25th Army
1st Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Art.Mortar Regiment
56th Field AA Battalion
11th RF Gun Battalion


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Still more to be moved around, and he could come back around to the Toungoo side, but this all takes time which is the point.
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SPECIAL REPORT: BURMA - 21 June 1944 (continued)
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The bases in Burma that remain are listed below. The Japanese influence here is very constricted and the Army leaders are planning a slow, fighting withdrawal. This will occur once it appears Allied forces are also moving back, with the exception of several brigades that will move by land to the rail and go to fill in areas of the Malayan coast. The two major defensive hexes, 55, 51 and 56, 51 will maintain units dug-in and appropriate to the level of Allied response in this area. The hex 57, 51, where the unfortunate shock attack occurred against a fully filled out Chinese Corps will maintain only enough to thwart about 1500 AV of Allied troops, or double what is there now, incase he reinforces.

Thai units withdraw in just over a month now. This won't be too much of a problem, but it will force a few garrison decisions in Thailand and Malaya especially. Burma will likely drop to about 8k AV as the territory that we need to cover has shrunk, and possibly less depending on Allied moves.

There is one surprise I'm contemplating, but I won't pull the trigger until I have more information and the units moving from the Toungoo area have all arrived safely in Rangoon.




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21 June 1944
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SUBS: The Cisco and the Tuna are contacted near Boela, and the Tuna takes 10 hits.

S/SW PAC: Aitape is bombed. It looks like he's moving troops overland both into this base and into Wewak. The Aitape troops could hold for a while, but the Wewak forces are very low on supply, even though the AV there is still almost 400. The Allies DA at Kiriwina Island and get a 1:3 (!!) which continues to amaze me. The troops there must be driving bulldozers thought the front line and starting to incorporate local blow-dart guns to their arsenal of infantry weapons. I'm also not sure why Jocke is bothering with this stuff. I guess my plan to make the rear areas a continued needling threat may have payed off.

NORTH PACIFIC: Helens bomb the port at Dutch for just a few hits. I'll likely sweep tomorrow to see if LR CAP is placed there. He can build a field with Allied engineers, but not if he's repairing the port.

S DEI: More big battles over Dili. Again our fighters do well, maybe getting about 1:2 here over our bases. Unfortunately the unstoppable 2E armada comes in, unescorted, and the over-powered defensive armament of the strafers damages all fighters before they can make a run at any of the bombers. I watched the entire replay this time and it was incredible to see that the moment a fighter would begin closing on a bomber, usually from the front, it would get chewed up and have to pull out. It would be incredibly rare in reality to have those guys coming in from directly in front where those 4-8 fixed guns could be brought to bear.

I've just read that against B-24s Oscar pilots did often attack from the front at an angle of about 20-30 degrees, as only one forward 50 cal could be brought to bear on this vector. They were very successful with these attacks which made the USAAF change it's doctrine of sending bombers in unescorted. In these cases on B-25 strafers there are no flexible forward guns that could have been brought to bear, but instead the 58 defensive gun rating uses the fixed guns as possible defensive weapons. Silly, and when there are 150+ of these in a group, no amount of fighters can touch them. All Allied players should take note and take advantage.

That's another rant, yes. Of course the Allies should be able to use these planes as intended with flak suppressing strafing guns, para-frags and almost complete surprise in order to get the same results, so I'll get off my wagon and move on.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Tinian is hit by nearly 100 bombers for little damage. It's still severely hampered and can't support flight ops, but no planes have yet been moved in anyway. I'm waiting for Cats here, but maybe he's afraid to lose them to so much CAP around and port bombing. It'll be 4-5 days before the first BB bombardment has a chance to get lined up. Another IJAAF Helen group with 70 skilled bomber pilots will be added to the mix.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 21, 44
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Sub attack near Boela at 79,112

Japanese Ships
E Asagao
E Wakamiya

Allied Ships
SS Tuna, hits 10

SS Tuna launches 2 torpedoes at E Asagao
E Wakamiya fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Wakamiya fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Wakamiya attacking submerged sub ....
E Wakamiya fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Wakamiya attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 25
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 20
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 13

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 11
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 15
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 27
G4M2 Betty x 28
J2M3 Jack x 11
N1K1-J George x 20
P1Y1 Frances x 7
P1Y2 Frances x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 1 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 damaged

Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 23
P1Y1 Frances x 9
P1Y2 Frances x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 2 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 7 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 19

No Japanese losses

Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 12000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 9
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 3


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

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on 4th Brigade, at 95,118 (Aitape)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 15
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 32
B-24J Liberator x 94
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 32
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 15
PV-1 Ventura x 12

No Allied losses

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

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 9
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 13
Hudson III (LR) x 13
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 120
B-25G Mitchell x 21
B-25H Mitchell x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 9 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 43
Airbase supply hits 18
Runway hits 137

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 4

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 3

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Maizuru 1st SNLF, at 95,118 (Aitape)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 11
B-24J Liberator x 45


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Kiriwina Island (102,131)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 339 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

Defending force 1300 troops, 0 guns, 87 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied adjusted assault: 4

Japanese adjusted defense: 13

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 6)

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

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Fiji Commando Battalion

Defending units:
22nd Ind. Engr Rgt /1
8th Area Army /1
51st JNAF AF Unit /1

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Reinforcements:

40th JNAF AF Unit takes replacements from Tokyo

Losses: none.

Ships Sunk: none.

Previous report of sinking of DD O'Brien incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
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This shows my info on Tinian's fields and port. I'll try to keep up current damage levels until the BBs get involved. Hopefully the same troops fighting the air strikes are the ones trying to build things and they get fatigued and disrupted as well.
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Here is a look at troops after the big battle yesterday. Not too bad.




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Here is yet another look at the economy. I just checked with tracker and realized my armaments pool is nearly the same as what is needed for new units coming in during the rest of the war. That means I'll keep it going until I am at least 25k over that amount and then switch it off completely to begin really building HI for the final push. My goal is still 3 million HI in the pool by 1/45. There are about 190 days left in 44. If my current input just continued to go into the pool (~4k a day) that would be 760k. Subtracting 6 x 50k for pilots and I'd have 460k. Just enough to get over 3 million.

Supply has taken a massive hit lately, dropping from over 4 million to 3.6 million globally. While some HI/LI have been hit which contributes to this in the outlying parts of the Empire this is largely due to increases and changes in aircraft and engine production. After another month those factories should be mostly sorted with only a few minor changes before about 12/44-2/45 when I anticipate many of the very late war fighters and bombers coming online. I've decided to let all R n D factories from here on convert to production rather than trying to change them to help advance the latest planes another month ahead. I have to get there first and that will take a herculean effort in the air.

The fuel issue is not improving of course. Unless I lose the fleet it will continue to go down, especially as I lose more oil to strat bombing. I may consider when and where there will be a decisive battle to take as much down as I can on the way out. If I can get significant CV losses against the Allied fleet that could hamper later effort off of Japan. We'll see. I'd need to sink about 7-10 CVs to really affect his chances later and that may not be possible. The chances will only get worse as time goes though. Sometime soon a choice must be made.





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Even if the fleet in being remains a solid strategy also for late war imho. As long as your CVs are afloat he cannot really risk any bold move with half measures...so he'll be forced to always commit the hammer...thus limiting his ability to conduct multiple operations at once.
But I agree with you. The sooner the "final battle" is, the more chances you have to do any damage and to slow him down...hard choice anyway

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Even if the fleet in being remains a solid strategy also for late war imho. As long as your CVs are afloat he cannot really risk any bold move with half measures...so he'll be forced to always commit the hammer...thus limiting his ability to conduct multiple operations at once.
But I agree with you. The sooner the "final battle" is, the more chances you have to do any damage and to slow him down...hard choice anyway


Yes, and it has to be orchestrated if it is to happen. With lots of LBA around. Otherwise keep it all close by in port and show it every once in a while.

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After several attempts to load mines onto my minelayers, subs and other mine capable ships with no success I was about to post about the issue. While looking at the pic of the mine pools I realized that the stockpile toggle was switched to 'Y.' Crap!!

For the past few months I've not been able to mine and i just didn't notice this. I can't see why I would have ever clicked that, but I must have either intentionally (read 'stupidly') or by mistake.

So now I have some good mine pools! What to do with them?

Some will be moving down to the Marianas both for offensive use at Tinian and for defensive use at other bases. Lautem and Dili will be mined, as will Sorong and small offensive fields.

The newest use of mining will be air dropped mines. I seem to remember that bombers dropping mines won't be hit by CAP for some reason? I don't know if this is true, so the first will try at night at Akyab where at least one SAG and some transports are posted. I'll also try around Biak, and I'm bringing some G3M3 to use at Darwin soon. I think I'll also post some minelaying subs around the Marianas and once the fleets come back I'll mine the approaches to see what I can hit open ocean. Fun!

(Until the Allies start mining my ports with B-29s!)




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AFAIK bombers dropping mines CAN be hit by CAP. this should have been fixed a while back....

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STRAT BOMBING: Interesting. I left 45 Franks on 60% night CAP and they did well disrupting B-29s striking Lanchow. I lost 9 Franks here though, and reports state 3 B-29s shot down, one lost to ops. I'll take that. Only 4 pilots KIA, 2 WIA. He hasn't hit Sian. I have 45 Nicks on night CAP there. That will be interesting.

The Oil here is down to 20 (70), so it's diminishing. I'm feeling the pinch as most Manchurian HI went offline the past few days as Port Arthur, Keijo and Fusan won't give up their fuel and there isn't much excess around. I'm sending 25k from the HI to top off until a shipment from the DEI comes in.

S/SW PAC: Mostly bombing of Aitape and rear bases. Namatani falls at last. Kiriwina is bombed again, and Noemfoor is bombarded and should be attacked soon. These troops are now mostly out of supply.

Allied CVs move slowly by Truk. They are 5-6 hexes away, either trying to pick off as many search planes as possible on the trip past or planning something here or farther North. Maybe it's a delay to see if my CVs show up in the Marianas, which they won't. I can't reinforce until this is far South though, so transport will be halted in two days unless there is movement. Then the KB will be brought in for one big push and LBA will be all fighters with strikes coming from the rear at Truk in the form of 150 2E bombers escorted by about 200 fighters.

NORTH PACIFIC: A sweep over Dutch had no opposition. I'l go back to bombing.

S DEI: Still no reduction in troop numbers at Darwin. I'm thinking the Allies are waiting for news of the KB. I thought they had a good sighting, but I've noticed no changes in deployment and no drop in troop numbers on land, so maybe not. Dili and Lautem are still shut, and have no hope of opening as he continues to crush them. As long as he focuses on those I'm happy as the strikes will come fro mother bases further back.

BURMA: Strikes hit 55, 51 again, this time from 10k which only gets his planes damaged by flak, but reduces effect as well. Hardly a dent in the troops. He also bombards showing the extent of damage to Allied troops. Mine will be augmented tomorrow by another 150 AV brigade and in 2-3 days by an infantry div, a tank division and another big brigade. The shattered brigade will move back. That should leave me with about 4.5k AV in in the hex within a few days. Plenty.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Tinian has bout 27 hits put on the fields, but they're down to 67 damage in my rollover. I need the BBs here soon. He would almost be able to fly CAP now, so I am sending two sweeps over tomorrow. AKEs and other support including ACM are moving to Pagan. I'll have the BBs on a run in about 2-3 days. Transports are about 3-4 days out. I'll back them off and consider landing everything North of Saipan if opposition looks imminent. I can continue flying in trips to Rota and Guam. Just not CD guns. I really want those at Rota as all other big bases have some.

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Night Air attack on Lanchow , at 81,34

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 32

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 2 damaged
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 destroyed

Banzai! - Tsukamoto W. in a Ki-84a Frank rams a B-29-1 Superfort for the Emperor
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 Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 35
J2M3 Jack x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 29
J2M3 Jack x 11
N1K1-J George x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x G4M2 Betty bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 6th Guards Inf. Regiment, at 95,118 (Aitape)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 15
B-17E Fortress x 11
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D1 Liberator x 43
B-24J Liberator x 95
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 33
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 15


No Allied losses

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

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 55th Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 3
Liberator B.III x 7
Liberator B.VI x 16
Liberator GR.VI x 7
Wellington B.X x 23
B-17F Fortress x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 5
B-24J Liberator x 80
B-25C Mitchell x 11
B-25D1 Mitchell x 32
B-25H Mitchell x 10
B-26 Marauder x 11
B-26B Marauder x 11


Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 3 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

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

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 9
P1Y2 Frances x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 2 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak
P1Y2 Frances: 10 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
8 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 5 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
PF Casper
LST-170, Bomb hits 2, on fire

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 13
PV-1 Ventura x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 70
B-25G Mitchell x 12
B-25H Mitchell x 35


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 45
Airbase supply hits 15
Runway hits 129

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

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

Weather in hex: Extreme overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 12

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 6


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

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 1 destroyed

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ASW attack near Sorong at 82,107

Japanese Ships
E No.24

Allied Ships
SS Paddle, hits 16

SS Paddle is located by E No.24
Paddle bottoming out ....
E No.24 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.24 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at Noemfoor (86,110)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 9411 troops, 155 guns, 277 vehicles, Assault Value = 430

Defending force 8655 troops, 76 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 318

Assaulting units:
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
3rd Motor Brigade

Defending units:
47th Engineer Regiment
91st Infantry Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
32nd Nav Gsn Unit
16th Garrison Unit
6th Guards Inf. Rgt /2
62nd Construction Battalion
28th JNAF AF Unit

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Ground combat at Namatanai (107,125)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2903 troops, 42 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 980 troops, 15 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 98

Japanese adjusted defense: 22

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Namatanai !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (7 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)


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

Assaulting units:
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
31st Tankette Co
25th Air Defense AA Regiment
15th JNAF AF Unit

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Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5717 troops, 442 guns, 310 vehicles, Assault Value = 9503

Defending force 103736 troops, 1409 guns, 2285 vehicles, Assault Value = 3359

Japanese ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 20 (6 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (6 destroyed, 5 disabled)


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Reinforcements: The Tony line moves the Ki-100 closer. It should be around as of about 11/44.

xAP Saipan Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
38th Ind.Mixed Brigade arrives at Nagoya

Aircraft Ki-100-I Tony advances R&D (1/45)/color]


Losses: none.

Ships Sunk:

Previous report of sinking of SS Searaven incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
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My tracker is slightly wonky showing the global section, but this gives an idea of supply use, fuel, and oil especially.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/17/2013 9:56:19 AM   
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Jocke has had some electrical difficulties! He is an electrician and has had to put in extra time lately, so the game has not moved in a few days. Itching to get back into it. I need to do some serious planning on next level defenses. I've started to get worried now that his CVs are moving into visible territory on a path that could lead anywhere from the S DEI to North New Guinea/Moluccas to Babeldaob, or even right back to the Marianas.

Some steps that must be taken within the week:

1. Move more garrisons to Marianas with support from IJN.

2. BB bombardment of Tinian.

3. Allocation of existing and arriving troops to the next line in Manado, the Moluccas (which already have some defenses), Mindanao and the PI.

4. Bringing some troops back from front lines in Burma to garrison areas the Thai unit will leave unprotected once they withdraw, and to the Malay coast.

5. Prepare for massive realignment of air groups with 12-15 withdrawing on July 10, and only 7-8 arriving.


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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/18/2013 7:24:11 AM   
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SUBS: The Shark II had been hanging out at Guam. I sent in Es and one was hit and sunk, but the Shark II took 18 hits. Two more subs are at Tinian. I'll send in the remaining two Es to aslo test the mine situation and whether the CD guns will fire at the ASW ships.

S/SW PAC: No movement. I mined Biak from the air and immediately got two PT hits. So at least I know it works. I might have waited for a better target here, but this will actually make him have to think about it which is almost as good as a hit. Noemfoor was bombarded on the ground, and an attack might be imminent there.

NORTH PACIFIC: Another single port hit on Dutch fro the Helens. Very ineffective bombing!

S DEI: No change. Troops still show about 120k at Darwin. Our fighters are trying to recoup losses and pilots. The Allied bomb and close Saumlaki again without opposition.

BURMA: A bit of a tussle in the air. Franks and Georges take on sweepers over Rangoon. The results are 1:4 in the favor of the Allies, him getting 38 Franks and 11 Georges for a reported 18 P-47s. By the time bombers arrived there was little CAP left and they had their way, closing Rangoon and dropping supply a bit. Big shipments are unloading now, so it will likely be flowing into Burma within the week. Another bombardment at 55, 51 loses 30+ guns for the Allies for a few IJA vehicles shot up. AV is now up to 3900 in the hex with a division moving one day away. There is 2200 AV in Rangoon as reserve.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Troops are moving on the Marianas bases. The Wake CD guns are a few days out fro Rota. The Allied CVs continue slow progress South of Truk, moving 2-3 hexes a day. Just killing search planes, or is there anther more devious reason for this sow progress? He could be waiting for my transport to arrive and dash in to sink them at Rota and Saipan. It'll cost him if he does.

In the HI 5 brigades are loading, 3 more coming out of strat mode about to load, and a free division is also about to load up, likely bound for Davao. At sea 4 brigades are already sailing South.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR June 23, 44
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Sub attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
E No.26, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
E No.19

Allied Ships
SS Shark II, hits 18

SS Shark II launches 2 torpedoes at E No.26
Shark II bottoming out ....
E No.19 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.19 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Air attack on Ramree Island , at 54,48

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 96 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-67-Ia Peggy laying Type 3 Mine from 5000 feet

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Night Air attack on Biak , at 87,110

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 11

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

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-49-IIb Helen laying Type 3 Mine from 5000 feet

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Night Air attack on Biak , at 87,110

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 9

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-49-IIb Helen laying Type 3 Mine from 5000 feet

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TF 386 encounters mine field at Biak (87,110)

Allied Ships
PT-282, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

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TF 425 encounters mine field at Biak (87,110)

Allied Ships
PT-340, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 60

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 45



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

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

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Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 19

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses

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

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 35
J2M3 Jack x 22
P1Y2 Frances x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 11 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 23

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
21 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 22
G4M2 Betty x 29
N1K1-J George x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 8 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x G4M2 Betty bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 21

No Japanese losses

Port hits 1

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

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 13



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



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Saumlaki , at 78,117

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 16
PV-1 Ventura x 27
B-25G Mitchell x 18
B-25H Mitchell x 9


No Allied losses

Airbase hits 35
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 100

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 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 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

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



Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 4
Liberator B.III x 8
Liberator B.VI x 13
Liberator GR.VI x 6
Wellington B.X x 22
Wellington GR.XIII x 7
B-24D Liberator x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-24J Liberator x 88
B-25C Mitchell x 11
B-25H Mitchell x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
E15K1 Norm: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 4 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged

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

Airbase hits 29
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 146

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield 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 69 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

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



Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 22


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

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

Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 12

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

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Ground combat at Namatanai (107,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 758 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Defending force 2886 troops, 42 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 113

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 196

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Assaulting units:
31st Tankette Co
15th JNAF AF Unit
25th Air Defense AA Rgt /1

Defending units:
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Noemfoor (86,110)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 9411 troops, 155 guns, 282 vehicles, Assault Value = 435

Defending force 8660 troops, 76 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 318



Assaulting units:
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
3rd Motor Brigade

Defending units:
9th Tank Regiment
91st Infantry Regiment
47th Engineer Regiment
16th Garrison Unit
32nd Nav Gsn Unit
6th Guards Inf. Rgt /2
62nd Construction Battalion
28th JNAF AF Unit

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Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5702 troops, 437 guns, 305 vehicles, Assault Value = 9234

Defending force 117933 troops, 1592 guns, 2913 vehicles, Assault Value = 3906

Japanese ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 12 (3 destroyed, 9 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 32 (12 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)


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31st Tankette Co Wiped Out at Namatanai by attrition!!!

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15th JNAF AF Unit Wiped Out at Namatanai by attrition!!!


Japanese Unit(s) Wiped Out at Namatanai by attrition!!!
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Reinforcements: none.

Losses: I lose about one a week now, but lately they've also been heavily damaging or sinking 2-3 subs a week.

Loss of E No.26 on Jun 23, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk: none.
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The Peggy is a great port mining platform with it's 17 hex range. I'll be trying more of that soon. The Indian coast is also within range of the G3M3 as is Colombo. As obsolete as it is, I am still finding great uses for this plane.
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Does the port mining actually work? It is always greyed out when I start a test game whatever the date.

What do you have in the Bonins? This matters far more than the Marianas, as do the Ryukyus. You have to stop him Sweeping over the Home Islands else it's game over.

BTW in case you hadn't noticed even without kamikaze activation some of your pilots are already doing the ramming thing.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/18/2013 5:49:17 PM   
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quote:

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Does the port mining actually work? It is always greyed out when I start a test game whatever the date.

What do you have in the Bonins? This matters far more than the Marianas, as do the Ryukyus. You have to stop him Sweeping over the Home Islands else it's game over.

BTW in case you hadn't noticed even without kamikaze activation some of your pilots are already doing the ramming thing.


The port mining does work. The only results were a couple of PTs, but it functions as it should.

I had the ability to do this quite a lot earlier but somehow toggled 'Y' to the stockpile column in the devices page, and then the mining was grayed out. If yours is gray take a G3M3 group and find larger port that is in range of an Allied port for that model. I can't remember the perameters anymore but there is a thread in the war room somewhere from a few months ago about it.

The Bonins are getting garrisons from the new units just arriving. I know. It's late. I have about 50-70 AV in each with engineers and I'd like a division equivalent there. I'll flip the bases to 'General Defense' HQ soon and use some of the troops in the HI to fill them out.

The PP system is really static and doesn't take into consideration the state of the game. All of those divisions in the HI that arrive in 44 are simply sitting hen they should be garrisoning the islands that without conquering it would be next to impossible for the Allies to get to the HI! So the ones in transport range I'll change to general defense if they are not already and fly more troops down.

I'm hoping they'll also start doing the diving on ship thing if damaged during a naval strike!

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/18/2013 6:19:02 PM   
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Check out my AAR for a summary of the garrisons I have in place, if you want.

I don't like flying big units around since the heavy devices don't move. Split units really offends my OCD :-)

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/18/2013 6:21:12 PM   
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quote:

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Check out my AAR for a summary of the garrisons I have in place, if you want.

I don't like flying big units around since the heavy devices don't move. Split units really offends my OCD :-)


Ha!

I'm not fond of it either, but it might be unavoidable. Some of the arty can fly and the brigades are all good to go.


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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/18/2013 8:17:33 PM   
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What about CD guns? Obviously Chichi-Jima has some but the others?

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 5/19/2013 9:19:51 AM   
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That will likely have to be done with standard arty. Not ideal. The large base force for Iwo will have 4 x 8cm DP guns that can add in something as well.

If only the stock game used up all of the old naval guns in new CD units like RA then it would be easier. But part of the fun is trying to make due in Scen 1 with not enough to go around anywhere.

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