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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/1/2013 11:14:22 PM   
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Rest Mode, set for upgrade, Command HQ in range, sufficient supply, sufficient ARM/VEH, sufficient manpower, in a base ... I think those are all the checks.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/1/2013 11:20:11 PM   
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Rest Mode, set for upgrade, Command HQ in range, sufficient supply, sufficient ARM/VEH, sufficient manpower, in a base ... I think those are all the checks.


By sufficient this means 20k right?

So not much on islands will upgrade since no Command HQ is in range, I assume. Can I send one by on a transport?

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/1/2013 11:34:31 PM   
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Not sure ... I don't think so, but it might be that much. In the manual

As to HQ, yes, I send the 5th Naval HQ around to take of my island TOE's.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/10/2013 1:20:54 PM   
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ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

Not sure ... I don't think so, but it might be that much. In the manual

As to HQ, yes, I send the 5th Naval HQ around to take of my island TOE's.


A lot of these units actually did upgrade their TOE even out of range of an HQ. Some still don't have the requisite supply, but might soon at Babeldaob for instance.

This is useful, and I wish I knew about it before.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/10/2013 2:30:22 PM   
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26 - 27 August 1944
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Jocke is on vacation so the game is on hold for a bout a week. I'm sitting on the turn which is nice. I can do some things that needed to be done behind the scenes and a bit of deeper planning. These turns were played a few days ago but I'm just getting around to updated this now.

SUBS: The I-39 gets nailed near Sangi. Still no meaningful hits on cripples.

PI: Jocke arrives at Cagayan with 860AV and bombards. he'll need to bring more, and will soon. He takes Oroquieta easily with a tank unit. I've decided to keep units at both Davao and Dadjangas to make him isolate and take each independently. It's all about time here, and denying easy bases.

The KB is still filling out and getting upgraded back to best fighting status. It's been a well-timed break. I'll be using it only if the conditions are right though. LBA will be the first option now. That is also getting back to normal, and I'll try to wait until there are good targets exposed in forward positions before unleashing it all. My ally is the overconfidence of the Allied approach, and getting him comfortable again after the last strike is key. I'll have to serve up some freebies for a while.

S/SW PAC: Jocke tries another DA at Sidate, and nearly gets the base. Then the next day he does. My crushed regiment and guard units retreat the opposite direction from Manado into the jungle. That's not very helpful. I thought they are supposed to go toward the best supply lines?

Manado will be next on the menu, and I'll lose a division for that one. Fragments are being taken out. He also DAs at Sansapor cleaning up the rear. That will fall soon too. Some fragments are out and more being transported. I think getting fragments is a better choice so that I don't have to pay PPs for destroyed units.

Jocke is very concerned with Rabaul lately, probably because valuable shipping, (cripples?) will be coming through here soon. He does lose a few PV-1 to flak each day, so that's fine.

NORTH PACIFIC: About 15 Helens were massacred as Jocke moved some CVEs into Dutch again. No biggie. I'll move these back to Adak and hold to see what happens now. It looks now like he might try something before winter, or why put anything up here at all?

S DEI: Nothing moving up yet, but Darwin continues to be flush with troops again. They must be railing in as I'd thought, or he's bringing them back on shipping, but I don't see that happening.

BURMA: Still working out the best method of retreat here. It might be tricky if not timed just right. The Allies do have a lot on the other side of the fence, and if I send the guard dogs away they'll come crashing through in a hurry.

Jocke keeps bombarding a if it's doing something here. His troops are getting the worst of it by far, so I'm not complaining. If his losses are coming from Commonwealth pools, so much the better.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Still pounding away at Tinian. It's costing in planes and pilots, but I have a lot of ground skill experts, so that doesn't hurt much in the long run. It's seemingly keeping him from basing fighters here, which is the point. Fighters are the first steps to the downward spiral seen too often before in this game, so if I can keep this uninhabited for a while longer, maybe he'll decide to risk another island landing soon.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR August 26, 44
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Morning Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 20

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 92

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 8 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 8
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 29
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 3
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 8 damaged

Runway hits 20

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

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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 8
Kittyhawk IV x 4
P-39N1 Airacobra x 7
PV-1 Ventura x 15

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 4 damaged
PV-1 Ventura: 1 destroyed by flak
PV-1 Ventura: 11 damaged

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

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 6

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

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Ground combat at Sidate (75,100)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12171 troops, 166 guns, 599 vehicles, Assault Value = 543

Defending force 6313 troops, 50 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 193

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 247

Japanese adjusted defense: 211

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2007 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 120 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 24 disabled
Guns lost 26 (5 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
711th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st Marine Division

Defending units:
2nd South Seas Det.
74th Infantry Regiment
56th Naval Guard Unit
3rd FF Const Unit


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Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18038 troops, 361 guns, 300 vehicles, Assault Value = 825

Defending force 26070 troops, 246 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 652

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

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

Assaulting units:
38th Infantry Division
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
98th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment

Defending units:
6th Division
20th Engineer Regiment
48th Ind.Mixed Brigade
28th Engineer Regiment
71st Engineer Regiment
4th Raiding Regiment
64th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Garrison Unit /4
217th Naval Construction Battalion
1st Ind.AA Gun Co
244th JAAF AF Bn
61st Air Flotilla
248th JAAF AF Bn
89th Field AA Battalion
188th JAAF AF Bn
148th JAAF AF Bn
25th Ind. Engineer Regiment
74th JAAF AF Bn
34th Ind.AA Gun Co
216th Naval Construction Battalion
4th RF Gun Battalion
51st Air Flotilla
180th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at Sansapor (83,107)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12646 troops, 214 guns, 543 vehicles, Assault Value = 528

Defending force 12030 troops, 135 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 159

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 137

Japanese adjusted defense: 358

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
895 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 26 (4 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
6th Infantry Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
3rd USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
5th Garrison Unit
45th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Mobile Brigade
2nd Amphibious Brigade
31st Engineer Regiment
44th Naval Guard Unit
8th Garrison Unit
16th Garrison Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit
37th JAAF AF Bn
13th Air Fleet /1

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Ground combat at Oroquieta (78,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 538 troops, 0 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

Defending force 504 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Allied adjusted assault: 20

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Oroquieta !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled

Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn

Defending units:
I/81st Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 119601 troops, 1589 guns, 660 vehicles, Assault Value = 5155

Defending force 92813 troops, 1107 guns, 1176 vehicles, Assault Value = 3141

Japanese ground losses:
177 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
275 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR August 27, 44
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Night Naval bombardment of Manado at 75,99 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant
BB Mississippi
BB Idaho
BC Renown
DD Crane
DD Kennison
DD Nepal
DD Stuart
DD Worden
DD Farragut
DD Downes

Japanese ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 12 (4 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 28
Port hits 11
Port fuel hits 6
Port supply hits 1

51st Base Force firing at BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Queen Elizabeth firing at 51st Base Force

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ASW attack near Sangi at 77,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-39, hits 13, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DMS Elliot
AK Adhara
AK Celeno
DE Crowley
DE Kyne
DE Whitehurst

SS I-39 is sighted by escort
DE Crowley fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Kyne fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Whitehurst fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Whitehurst attacking submerged sub ....
DE Whitehurst fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at Sidate (75,100)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12192 troops, 166 guns, 598 vehicles, Assault Value = 543

Defending force 4690 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

Allied adjusted assault: 288

Japanese adjusted defense: 25

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Sidate !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2346 casualties reported
Squads: 108 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 59 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 32 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 28 (24 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Units retreated 2

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division

Defending units:
74th Infantry Regiment
2nd South Seas Det.
56th Naval Guard Unit
3rd FF Const Unit

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Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 119517 troops, 1589 guns, 661 vehicles, Assault Value = 5130

Defending force 92799 troops, 1107 guns, 1177 vehicles, Assault Value = 3141

Japanese ground losses:
273 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
256 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)


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Reinforcements: The Ki-100 will be ready right when we need it, just as the Ha-34 engines for the Tojo run out at the end of October.

LST T-142 arrives at Maizuru
ML G-403 arrives at Sapporo

Aircraft Ki-100-I Tony advances R&D (11/42)


Losses:

Loss of SS I-184 on Aug 25, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk:

SS KXIII is reported to have been sunk near Ruteng on Apr 16, 1944
SS KXVI is reported to have been sunk near Victoria Point on May 19, 1944
xAK Jaladurga is reported to have been sunk near Akyab on Apr 29, 1944
PT-284 is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Jun 24, 1944
Previous report of sinking of CVE Kalinin Bay incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

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Um ... a few TOE upgrades today. During the war the Japanese made and deployed only about 170 of these 12cm AA guns. They were used in the Home Islands and to guard the Palembang and Miri oil fields, interestingly.

121st AA Regiment's TOE was upgraded to IJA 12cm AA Regiment at Osaka/Kyoto
125th AA Regiment's TOE was upgraded to IJA 12cm AA Regiment at Nagoya
132nd AA Regiment's TOE was upgraded to IJA 12cm AA Regiment at Hiroshima/Kure
112th AA Regiment's TOE was upgraded to IJA 12cm AA Regiment at Chiba
114th AA Regiment's TOE was upgraded to IJA 12cm AA Regiment at Yokohama/Yokosuka
117th AA Regiment's TOE was upgraded to IJA 12cm AA Regiment at Sendai
1st RGC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to RGC Route Brigade at Pakhoi
25th RGC Temp. Division's TOE was upgraded to RGC Infantry Division at Paoting
8th RGC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to RGC Route Brigade at Tangshan
1st NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Tientsin
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Taiyuan
4th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Tientsin
105th NCPC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Peiping
1st NCPC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Weihsien
5th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Peiping
6th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Tsingtao
7th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Tangshan
8th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Peiping
Yokosuka Naval Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJN Yokosuk Naval 4 Base Force at Yokohama/Yokosuka
Kure Naval Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJN Kure Naval Base Force at Hiroshima/Kure
5th Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJN Base Force at Rota
9th Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJN Base Force at Cam Ranh Bay
12th Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJN Base Force at Saigon
2nd JAAF Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJA Air Sector 44 Base Force at Kunming
7th JAAF Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJA Air Sector 44 Base Force at Rangoon
9th JAAF Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJA Air Sector 44 Base Force at Mukden
13th JAAF Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJA Air Sector 44 Base Force at Bangkok
17th JAAF Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJA Air Sector 44 Base Force at Mengtze
18th JAAF Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJA Air Sector 44 Base Force at Pegu
22nd JAAF Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJA Air Sector 44 Base Force at Chumphon
30th JAAF Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJA Air Sector 44 Base Force at Pisanuloke
3rd JAAF AF Bn 's TOE was upgraded to JAAF Airfield 43 Bn at Okayama
6th JAAF AF Bn 's TOE was upgraded to JAAF Airfield 43 Bn at Tokyo
7th JAAF AF Bn 's TOE was upgraded to JAAF Airfield 43 Bn at Fukuyama
13th JAAF AF Bn 's TOE was upgraded to JAAF Airfield 43 Bn at Gifu
36th JAAF AF Bn 's TOE was upgraded to JAAF Airfield 43 Bn at Chiang Mai
82nd JAAF AF Bn 's TOE was upgraded to JAAF Airfield 43 Bn at Uttaradit

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/11/2013 12:20:17 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

Not sure ... I don't think so, but it might be that much. In the manual

As to HQ, yes, I send the 5th Naval HQ around to take of my island TOE's.


A lot of these units actually did upgrade their TOE even out of range of an HQ. Some still don't have the requisite supply, but might soon at Babeldaob for instance.

This is useful, and I wish I knew about it before.

Remember that for TOE it is 2xRange of HQ ... 18 hexes helps a lot.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/27/2013 12:03:46 PM   
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It's been a while since I've felt like updating here. The game has been moving forward by fits and starts as we take turns on vacation. It's really not easy to come into a late 44 situation and pick up after a few days away, even with a few guiding notes. I feel I've not been playing my best but so far there have not been any major catastrophes at least.

I'll slowly update up to the present over the next week. The game will be slow as we've got house guests here and it is summer! The best London has had in a while. Always between 25-33 C (~72-88 F). Woohooo!

Saw the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park just over a week ago. Amazing. And they're 70 years old now! Crazy.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/27/2013 12:18:56 PM   
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Exile on Main Street is my favorite album. "Do the Hip Shake Thing".




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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/27/2013 12:21:01 PM   
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Exile on Main Street is my favorite album. "Do the Hip Shake Thing".


Definitely. It is a gem. They didn't play anything off of it though.

They did play Ruby Tuesday, though, which was phenomenal.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/27/2013 5:36:11 PM   
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SUBS: I've been upgrading most subs to radar and getting them situated so that if there is a big move by the Allies in the Phillipene Island area I can flood the narrow channels with 15-20 subs. I'll be congregating them in the Indochinese ports for this purpose.

DEI: Three groups of Frances got good shots at invasion convoys at Sidate but only could score one TT hit on the CA Astoria. Pretty disappointing, as the APA and other valuable targets were untouched. All of those crews had 70 exp in TT. The flak was pretty tough, and 11 planes were lost just from it.

In the South DEI the Aussies move finally and take Babar. I sent in the IJN and got nothing at first. We'll see what happens next round.

S/SW PAC: Jocke is still bombing Rabaul and trying to take small islands close to his shipping lanes. He failed again at Rossel Island with a small NZ unit there. The Allies finally break through and take Sansapor after a long siege. I've got some of those troops out at least.

PI: I send two small quick E with torps into the Cotabato area and pick off a TF of LST and LSI. These little ships do their job and sink 16 of the landing ships. not bad. Just harassment, but I've got some other ideas of how to build on this small success as well.

A deliberate attack at Cagayan yields a 1:2 for the Allies and results in a few losses for them, but not enough to forestall a continued series of attacks here. Luckily the forts did not go down and I could still push to level 5 in a few days if lucky.

BURMA: Allied bombardments hit every day at 55, 51 and Toungoo, and I've made the choice to risk the clear hex to move troops back to Pegu. I think I'll lose some stuff this way, but moving into the wilds of the jungles might be too risky and cost me a whole stack. It's possible I could still scoot through and be just ahead of the Allied troops. It really depends on how much the over-powered 4E bombing in the clear works against my troops and how much if at al I'll be able to contest in the air.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR August 29, 44
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cotabato at 77,92, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Hasu
E Susuki

Allied Ships
LCI-549, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-176, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
LCT-177, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

LCT-178
LCT-179, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
LCT-180
LCT-352
LCT-355, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-358, Shell hits 17, and is sunk

LCT-359
LCT-367, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCT-370
LCT-373
LCT-374
LCT-375, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
LCT-376, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
LCT-377, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-378, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
LCT-460, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCT-461, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
LCT-462, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-476, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
SC PC-1077, Shell hits 12, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 26 (14 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 29 (17 destroyed, 12 disabled)

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sidate at 75,100

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
P1Y1 Frances x 18
P1Y2 Frances x 15

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged
P1Y1 Frances: 2 destroyed by flak
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Astoria, Torpedo hits 1
APA Highlands
APA Bolivar
AKA Andromeda

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
15 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR August 30, 44
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Night Naval bombardment of Manado at 75,99

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant
BB Mississippi
BB Idaho
BC Renown
DD Crane
DD Kennison
DD Nepal
DD Stuart
DD Worden
DD Farragut
DD Downes

Japanese ground losses:
415 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 21 (12 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 47
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR August 31, 44
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Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 30922 troops, 513 guns, 569 vehicles, Assault Value = 1311

Defending force 32112 troops, 296 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 877

Allied adjusted assault: 586

Japanese adjusted defense: 1283

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
864 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 63 disabled


Allied ground losses:
1466 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 105 disabled

Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Guns lost 53 (3 destroyed, 50 disabled)
Vehicles lost 39 (4 destroyed, 35 disabled)


Assaulting units:
38th Infantry Division
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
2nd Marine Division
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
XI US Corps
98th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment

Defending units:
28th Engineer Regiment
56th Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Raiding Regiment
20th Engineer Regiment
48th Ind.Mixed Brigade
64th Ind.Mixed Brigade
71st Engineer Regiment
6th Division
6th Garrison Unit /4
74th JAAF AF Bn
25th Ind. Engineer Regiment
34th Ind.AA Gun Co
1st Ind.AA Gun Co
216th Naval Construction Battalion
188th JAAF AF Bn
148th JAAF AF Bn
51st Air Flotilla
89th Field AA Battalion
217th Naval Construction Battalion
61st Air Flotilla
4th RF Gun Battalion
244th JAAF AF Bn
248th JAAF AF Bn
180th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at Sansapor (83,107)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12513 troops, 214 guns, 543 vehicles, Assault Value = 504

Defending force 9150 troops, 116 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Allied adjusted assault: 209

Japanese adjusted defense: 103

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Sansapor !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1893 casualties reported
Squads: 95 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 122 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 29 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 48 (47 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Units retreated 3

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
6th Infantry Division
671th Tank Destroyer Battalion
3rd USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
2nd Amphibious Brigade
45th Ind.Mixed Brigade
5th Garrison Unit
1st Mobile Brigade
44th Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF AF Unit
16th Garrison Unit
37th JAAF AF Bn
8th Garrison Unit
31st Engineer Regiment
13th Air Fleet /1

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Ground combat at Babar (76,117)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8265 troops, 132 guns, 120 vehicles, Assault Value = 439

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

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 387

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 387 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Babar !!!

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

Assaulting units:
3rd Australian Division

Defending units:
86th JAAF AF Bn /1

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Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 120123 troops, 1610 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 5096

Defending force 92232 troops, 1083 guns, 1166 vehicles, Assault Value = 3123

Japanese ground losses:
354 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 21 disabled

Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
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Reinforcements: The Oscar IV has arrived. I like this, as it's faster and has the two centerline 20mm. Should be as good as most other service 1 fighters for the late war.

E No.46 arrives at Tokyo
21st Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
20th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
2nd JAAF AF Bn arrives at Tokyo
E No.33 arrives at Tokyo
E No.44 arrives at Tokyo
ML G-404 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
SC CHa-89 arrives at Kagoshima
933 Ku T-1 arrives at Oita
Saeki Ku T-2 arrives at Oita
51st Road Const Co arrives at Tokyo

Aircraft Ki-43-IV Oscar advances R&D (9/44)


Losses:

Loss of SS I-29 on Aug 29, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk:

Previous report of sinking of SS Bashaw incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Picuda incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Bluefish incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
SS Peto is reported to have been sunk near Car Nicobar on May 15, 1944
LST-32 is reported to have been sunk near Dadjangas on Aug 31, 1944
xAKL Sigli is reported to have been sunk near Biak on Aug 31, 1944
CVE Marcus Island is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Aug 03, 1944
SS Stonehenge is reported to have been sunk near Langkawi on May 21, 1944
LST-480 is reported to have been sunk near Chirikof Island on Oct 06, 1943
LCI-70 is reported to have been sunk near Sidate on Aug 29, 1944
LCI-549 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-176 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-177 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-179 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-355 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-358 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-375 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-376 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-377 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-378 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-460 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-461 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-462 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
LCT-476 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944
SC PC-1077 is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Aug 29, 1944

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These little quick E might be very useful as Jocke's supply lines get longer and he continues to by-pass my bases. I might try a few even in the rear areas near the Solomons soon.
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SUBS: Not much happening with subs. Still getting good shots and getting a sub every few days sunk without a hit.

DEI: No movements further than Babar for now down there, and very little activity other than moving in PTs. I'll try to gauge when more is arriving and send in the BBs and CAs to see if I can mess up a landing somewhere.

Manado is crushed by several BB bombardments. Supply is getting low, but with the new Marine division there I will not likely add more to this slowly disintegrating defense.

S/SW PAC: I sent in several air groups to hunt for cripples after seeing the CVL Princeton earlier with a sub attack near Milne Bay. The assorted planes in range didn't find any big targets but hit some transports and a small tanker. It has to keep him a bit nervous though moving valuable ships around through the Solomon Sea to have several IJ bases still intact and operable, especially now that he doesn't get the extra pre-turn intel about whether I've moved planes in to a field overnight.

PI: Lots of sweeps go back and forth here as we try to see what an offensive mission looks like against his very big CAP at Cotabato. Not too good, but not any worse than when he sweeps our bases. About 1:3 results on the day, meaning about 60-70:180 in losses.

I sent in 4 small old DDs to the area near Mindanao and picked off a bunch of landing ships, but in spite of two brushes with a big APA TF we couldn't do much due to screening by the escorts. The DDs ran out of fuel and were crushed the next day, so mixed results here with this action. In VPs it's about equal, but in reality he obviously can afford to lose many of those ships while even crappy DDs are a bit more precious for me.

BURMA: I've given up Toungoo and moved south. The AA units and armies should meet in the clear hex in several days, hoping to avoid massacres. I'm prepping for some air cover in the area as well. Should be tense. The other stack at 55, 51 is also now moving and should meet this one in Pegu in 6-7 days. I hope to stall at Pegu for a few days and then move across the river and force him to decide on a flanking move or a direct assault across.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 1, 44
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Sub attack near Puerto Princesa at 72,79

Japanese Ships
E No.14, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
E Sagi

Allied Ships
SS Drum, hits 2

SS Drum launches 2 torpedoes at E No.14
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Sagi attacking submerged sub ....
E Sagi attacking submerged sub ....
E Sagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 36

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 43
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 3 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 80

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 12 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 49

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 11 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 20

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M3 Jack: 10 destroyed

No Allied losses

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

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Morning Air attack on 39th Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 27
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 27
B-24J Liberator x 69
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 6 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24J Liberator: 8 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 119978 troops, 1610 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 5167

Defending force 92064 troops, 1082 guns, 1170 vehicles, Assault Value = 3110

Japanese ground losses:
170 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 19 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 11 (4 destroyed, 7 disabled)

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 2, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 78,95, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi, Shell hits 1
DD Uzuki
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Asakaze

Allied Ships
DD Carmick
DD O'Brien, Shell hits 1
DD Hull
DE England
DE Thomason
APA J. Franklin Bell
APA Bolivar
APA Barnstable
APA Cavalier
APA Custer
APA Leon
APA Highlands
AKA Libra
AKA Virgo
AKA Aquarius
AKA Athene
AKA Andromeda
LSI(L) Empire Star

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 78,95, Range 16,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi, Shell hits 1
DD Uzuki
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Asakaze

Allied Ships
AM Strive, Shell hits 1, on fire
AM Tumult, Shell hits 3, on fire
AM Velocity, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-16, Shell hits 24, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCT-59, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

LCT-147
LCT-149
LCT-153
LCT-154, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCT-155
LCT-171, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LCT-172, Shell hits 1, on fire

LCT-174
LCT-175, Shell hits 2
LCT-360
LCT-361, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-362, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-363, Shell hits 1
LCT-364, heavy damage

LCT-366
LCT-368
LCT-369, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-379
LCT-466
LCT-467
LCT-468
LCT-469

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...

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Sub attack near Milne Bay at 101,136

Japanese Ships
SS I-154, hits 13

Allied Ships
CVL Princeton
DE Neuendorf
DE Lyman
DE LeHardy
DE Fleming

SS I-154 launches 6 torpedoes at CVL Princeton
DE Lyman fails to find sub and abandons search
DE LeHardy attacking submerged sub ....
DE Fleming fails to find sub and abandons search
DE LeHardy fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 18

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 65
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 23
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 48
F4U-1 Corsair x 18
F4U-1A Corsair x 34
F6F-3 Hellcat x 30
F6F-5 Hellcat x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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

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Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 33

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 63
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 22
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 47
F4U-1 Corsair x 18
F4U-1A Corsair x 32
F6F-3 Hellcat x 27
F6F-5 Hellcat x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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

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Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 32

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 55
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 18
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 43
F4U-1 Corsair x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 28
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24
F6F-5 Hellcat x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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

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Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 45

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 45
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 15
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 36
F4U-1 Corsair x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 20
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18
F6F-5 Hellcat x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 19 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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

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Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 35

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 33
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 14
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 32
F4U-1 Corsair x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed

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

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Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 50

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 28
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 29
F4U-1 Corsair x 14
F4U-1A Corsair x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed


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

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Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 21

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 25
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 9
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 24
F4U-1 Corsair x 13
F4U-1A Corsair x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
F6F-5 Hellcat x 12

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

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-44-IIc Tojo sweeping at 31000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 45

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 17
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 23
F4U-1 Corsair x 9
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
F6F-5 Hellcat x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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

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Morning Air attack on Cotabato , at 78,90

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 45

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 17
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 23
F4U-1 Corsair x 9
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
F6F-5 Hellcat x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
28 x N1K2-J George sweeping at 31000 feet
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 78,94

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed


Japanese Ships
DD Kamikaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 78,94

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 4 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed


CAP engaged:
S-313 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

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Ground combat at Toungoo (57,50)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 177462 troops, 3380 guns, 3720 vehicles, Assault Value = 7012

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

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 5002

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 5002 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Toungoo !!!
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 3, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Dadjangas at 78,94, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Uzuki
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 35, and is sunk
DD Asakaze, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Braine
DD Dashiell
DD Dyson
DD Haraden
DD Hazelwood
DD Izard
DD Knapp
DD LaVallette
DD Stephen Potter
DD Schroeder
DD Stockham
DD Terry

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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TF 220 encounters mine field at Manado (75,99)

Allied Ships
DD Remey, Mine hits 1

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Submarine attack near Waigeo at 84,104

Japanese Ships
SS I-31, hits 42, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Doneff
AM Oracle
xAK William G. Fargo
xAK Joseph Simon
xAK James Oliver
xAK Henry H. Blood
xAK Glenn Curtiss
xAK George Kenny
xAK Frank Norris
xAK Don Marquis
xAK Conrad Kohrs
xAK Charles P. Steinmetz
xAK Charles Crocker
xAK Bernardo O'Higgins
xAK Arthur P. Davis
DE Weaver
AM Prevail

SS I-31 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Doneff
DE Doneff fails to find sub and abandons search

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cotabato at 77,92, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi, Shell hits 21, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Uzuki, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Braine
DD Dashiell
DD Dyson
DD Haraden
DD Hazelwood
DD Izard
DD Knapp
DD LaVallette
DD Stephen Potter
DD Schroeder
DD Stockham
DD Terry

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

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hansa Bay at 98,120

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK George Chaffey
xAK Robert Morris, Bomb hits 1
xAK Congella
xAK Edwin Booth

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Goodenough Island at 101,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Antrim, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x H8K2 Emily bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 8
N1K2-J George x 11
Ki-84a Frank x 28

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 8
F4U-1D Corsair x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 5 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Buna at 100,128

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 10
P1Y1 Frances x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
DMS Trevor
DMS Dorsey, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 10
P1Y1 Frances x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 12

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 7
F4U-1D Corsair x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AO TAN 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK T. A. Johnson
TK Angelina
AO TAN 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Reinforcements:

MTB G-886 arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
T-102 Hikotai/B arrives at Tokyo
T-3 Hikotai/C arrives at Tokyo
Shoho-2 arrives at Tokyo
6th South Seas Det. arrives at Tokyo

Aircraft Ki-84b Frank advances R&D (2/45)
Aircraft A7M2 Sam advances R&D (5/45)
Aircraft Ki-102a Randy advances R&D (12/44)


Losses:

Loss of E No.14 on Sep 01, 1944 is admitted
Loss of DD Uzuki on Sep 03, 1944 is admitted
Loss of DD Kamikaze on Sep 03, 1944 is admitted
Loss of DD Asakaze on Sep 03, 1944 is admitted
Loss of SS I-31 on Sep 03, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MTB G-879 on Sep 02, 1944 is admitted


Ships Sunk:

Previous report of sinking of SS Pipefish incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
SS Bream is reported to have been sunk near Ternate on Jun 09, 1944
SS Barbero is reported to have been sunk near Woleai on May 05, 1944
AK Arided is reported to have been sunk near Bathurst Island on May 02, 1944
LCT-59 is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Sep 02, 1944
LCT-154 is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Sep 02, 1944
LCT-171 is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Sep 02, 1944
LCT-361 is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Sep 02, 1944
LCT-362 is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Sep 02, 1944
LCT-369 is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Sep 02, 1944
DD Renshaw is reported to have been sunk near Moa on Jul 07, 1944
AM Katoomba is reported to have been sunk near Sorong on Jul 14, 1944
AO TAN 3 is reported to have been sunk near Finschhafen on Sep 03, 1944

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The Tojo is finished. In one offensive sweep 45 Tojo IIc were decimated, losing half of their number, for now return kills. It'll be relegated to defense and phased out as soon as the Ki-100 is ready.
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SUBS: Two subs finally did some good, each putting one TT into an APA. One was lost outright and the other will attempt to limp home. At last some results though which bodes well for the massed sub deployments that will come soon.

DEI: At Babar I sent in the IJN but found only PTs. Still the ships did well, sinking about 10 for no hits against. Massive bombings hit Lautem and knock out the fields, but the Franks there did some work and got even numbers against the P-38 sweeps. It could be slow going down here unless he commits CVs.

Manado gets a DA and is now on the ropes. Supply is nil and the AV went to about 1/3 of what the Allies have here after the attack. It'll fall soon.

SINGAPORE: The port is hit by B-29s, which must be based in Central Burma now. Only one small CMc sinks, luckily, and the rest of the damaged are put in the shipyard immediately. A group of jacks is based here now as well as Irvings for NF work. If he comes again the price in B-29s will outweigh any losses in the low quality ships here.

BURMA: The troops moved out of the woods into the clear and a few straggling arty units were destroyed by the advancing Allied stack. An air battle was fought over the facing armies with the IJ planes again losing about 1:3, but the P-51B suffered at least. Now I have to hope the AA can reduce the carnage for a few days. The other stack is moving nicely, untouched, toward Rangoon and then to Pegu.

CENTRAL PACFIC: Tinian looks to be closed and the AA is diminishing, a good sign. One bomber unit is shifted to port strike to make any resupply efforts difficult. Truk and Ponape are now slowly being evacuated, but it'll take quite a while to remove all of the valuable troops. Jocke hasn't bothered to interfere with any of these movements, which is very nice of him.

PI: Near Mindanao the MTBs couldn't get through the screen of the escorts on a big amphib TF but got to a small landing craft flotilla later sinking a few more. I know he gets hundreds of these, but it must be possible to make a dent in them if this kind of action continues.

The Allies march on and take Malaybalay.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 4, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babar at 76,117, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
DD Hatsuyuki
DD Shikinami
DD Amagiri

Allied Ships
PT-464
PT-465, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-466
PT-467
PT-469
PT-470
PT-471
PT-472
PT-473

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 96% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Babar at 76,117, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka
CL Kinu
CL Kiso
DD Yuzuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Okikaze
DD Akikaze
DD Hokaze
DD Nokaze

Allied Ships
PT-238
PT-239, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-240
PT-241
PT-242
PT-243
PT-244
PT-245
PT-246
PT-247, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-248, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 96% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Night Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 10

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-S Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 3 damaged

Manpower hits 40
Fires 18881


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

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Night Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 5

No Allied losses

Manpower hits 40
Fires 59411


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

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Babar at 76,117, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
BB Kirishima
BB Nagato
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze
DD Natsushio

Allied Ships
PT-464
PT-466, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-467
PT-469
PT-470, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-471, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-472, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-473, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages PT-471 at 24,000 yards

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Morning Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 23

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 16 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 15

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 1 destroyed

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

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Lautem , at 72,115

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 5

Allied aircraft
Mitchell III x 3
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 30
B-24J Liberator x 84
B-25H Mitchell x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 41
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 107

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

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Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 127787 troops, 1705 guns, 712 vehicles, Assault Value = 5574

Defending force 82540 troops, 954 guns, 464 vehicles, Assault Value = 2683

Japanese ground losses:
432 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled

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

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 5, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 78,97, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-547
MTB G-840
MTB G-844
MTB G-845
MTB G-847
MTB G-848
MTB G-871

Allied Ships
SC-631
SC-632
SC-633
SC-647
AM Constant
AM Daring
xAP President Coolidge
xAP Matsonia
xAP Lurline
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Cape Perpetua
xAP Cape Cleare
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Golden Eagle
xAP Golden Racer
xAP Cape San Juan
xAP Cape Victory
xAP Oakbank

Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 89% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
xAP Oakbank , xAP Cape Victory , xAP Cape San Juan ,
xAP Golden Racer , xAP Golden Eagle , xAP Cape Mendocino ,
xAP Cape Johnson , xAP Cape Cleare , xAP Cape Perpetua screened from combat
- escorted by SC-647 , SC-633 , SC-632 ,
SC-631 , AM Daring
Range closes to 10,000 yards
MTB G-871 engages xAP Lurline at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 79,97, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-547
MTB G-840
MTB G-844
MTB G-845
MTB G-847
MTB G-848
MTB G-871

Allied Ships
LST-21, Shell hits 1
LST-27
LST-207, Shell hits 4
LST-217, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-218
LST-219, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
LST-339, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

LST-341
LST-460, Shell hits 1, on fire
SC PC-596
SC PC-1079, Shell hits 1, on fire

Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 89% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Sub attack near Biak at 87,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-54, hits 33, and is sunk

Allied Ships
APA Warren, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Rail
AM Starling
APA Winged Arrow
APA Wayne
APA Feland
APA George Clymer
APA Hunter Liggett
AKA Artemis
AKA Fomalhaut
DE Eichenberger
DE Darby
DE James E. Craig
DE Encounter

SS I-54 launches 6 torpedoes at APA Warren
DE Eichenberger attacking submerged sub ....
DE Darby fails to find sub and abandons search
DE James E. Craig fails to find sub and abandons search
DE James E. Craig firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 79,97, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-547
MTB G-840
MTB G-844, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-845
MTB G-847, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-848
MTB G-871, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Wichita
CL Birmingham
CL Mobile
CL Miami
DD Ammen
DD Anthony
DD Charles Badger
DD Bush
DD Daly
DD Heywood Edwards
DD Paul Hamilton
DD Richard P. Leary
DD McKee
DD McNair

Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 82% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Naval bombardment of Pegu at 55,53

Allied Ships
CA Cumberland
CA London
CL Newfoundland
CL De Ruyter
DD Witte de With
DD Banckert
DD Isaac Sweers
DD Arunta
DD Vampire
DD Stewart

Japanese ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Airbase hits 39
Airbase supply hits 16
Runway hits 95
Port hits 21
Port supply hits 2

CA Cumberland firing at Pegu
CA London firing at 11th Mortar Battalion

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Ground combat at 55,51 (near Prome)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 127805 troops, 1705 guns, 712 vehicles, Assault Value = 5584

Defending force 82427 troops, 954 guns, 464 vehicles, Assault Value = 2674

Japanese ground losses:
403 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 23 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
317 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 14 (7 destroyed, 7 disabled)

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 6, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Talaud-eilanden at 78,97, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-547, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-840, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-845, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-848, Shell hits 2, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Halsey Powell
DD Abner Read
DD Tingey
DD Wadsworth

Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 82% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Sub attack near Babar at 76,117

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, hits 12

Allied Ships
APA Sumter, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AVD William B. Preston
APA Cambria
APA President Adams
APD Daniel T. Griffin
AKA Oberon
AKA Algorab
DD Le Triomphant
PF Barcoo
SC-749
SC-742

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

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

SS I-27 launches 4 torpedoes at APA Sumter
I-27 bottoming out ....
DD Le Triomphant fails to find sub, continues to search...

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 62

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
TK Kuremente Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CM Katsuriki, Bomb hits 1, on fire
E Sanae, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Tatuharu Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AG Kaishi Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Manshu Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Arima Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS RO-41, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
AKE Kashino, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Kitano Maru, Bomb hits 1
TK Daijo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CMc Kuroshima, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AV Kamikawa Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Sado Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Manei Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Toyohi Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Port hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 12000 feet *
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 10

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
E Hashidate, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Katsuriki, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Itukusima Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS I-171, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
TK Ayagiri Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS I-9, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
SS I-11, Bomb hits 1


Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 12000 feet *
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 10
N1K2-J George x 18
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 44
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 97

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 10
N1K2-J George x 11
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 38
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 81

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 4
N1K2-J George x 9
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 27
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 65

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 3
N1K2-J George x 7
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 27
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 45

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51B Mustang: 6 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 1
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 21
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 38

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-51B Mustang: 1 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 18

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 24

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


Allied aircraft losses
P-51B Mustang: 1 destroyed

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Ground combat at 56,51 (near Toungoo)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28528 troops, 790 guns, 701 vehicles, Assault Value = 7013

Defending force 1408 troops, 41 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Allied adjusted assault: 412

Japanese adjusted defense: 9

Allied assault odds: 45 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1086 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 112 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 43 (42 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 57 (38 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Units retreated 2
Units destroyed 1

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
43rd Infantry Division
268th Motorised Brigade
2nd British Division
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
Provisionl Tank Brigade
36th Indian Division
27th Infantry Division
7th Indian Division
255th Indian Tank Brigade
18th British Division
20th Indian Division
6th Australian Division
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
7th Infantry Division
17th Indian Division
50th Tank Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
5th Indian Division
41st Infantry Division
475th USA Regiment
9th Australian Division
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
101st Heavy AA Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Army
15th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
IV Indian Corps
6th Medium Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
163rd Light AA Regiment
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
8th Mahratta AT Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd AA Bde
225 Group RAF
XV Indian Corps
III Indian Corps
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
Southeast Asia
17th Indian Light AA Regiment
118th Light AA Regiment
2nd Indian Heavy AA Regiment
1st West African AA Regiment

Defending units:
5th RF Gun Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
68th JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 37014 troops, 684 guns, 956 vehicles, Assault Value = 1376

Defending force 21897 troops, 215 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 627

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 566

Japanese adjusted defense: 653

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
2687 casualties reported
Squads: 76 destroyed, 119 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 53 disabled
Guns lost 32 (14 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1157 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 123 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 39 (1 destroyed, 38 disabled)


Assaulting units:
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st Marine Division
93rd Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
706th Tank Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
163rd USA Base Force
148th Field Artillery Battalion
156th USA Base Force
2nd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
80th Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Infantry Brigade
78th Infantry Brigade
109th Division
103rd AA Regiment
37th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Gohoku JNAF Base Force
51st Base Force

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Reinforcements:

CL Sakawa arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
SS I-48 arrives at Haiphong
APD T-9 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
ML G-405 arrives at Shimizu
54th Ind.Mixed Brigade arrives at Tokyo
DD Momi arrives at Kobe
E No.132 arrives at Tokyo
SS I-58 arrives at Tokyo
LST T-143 arrives at Niigata

Aircraft J8M1 Shusei advances R&D (9/45)


Losses:

Loss of MTB G-844 on Sep 05, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MTB G-847 on Sep 05, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MTB G-871 on Sep 05, 1944 is admitted
Loss of SC CHa-48 on Sep 05, 1944 is admitted
Loss of SC CHa-49 on Sep 05, 1944 is admitted
Loss of SS I-54 on Sep 05, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MTB G-547 on Sep 06, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MTB G-840 on Sep 06, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MTB G-845 on Sep 06, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MTB G-848 on Sep 06, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MGB G-878 on Sep 06, 1944 is admitted


Ships Sunk:

PT-239 is reported to have been sunk near Babar on Sep 04, 1944
PT-247 is reported to have been sunk near Babar on Sep 04, 1944
PT-248 is reported to have been sunk near Babar on Sep 04, 1944
PT-465 is reported to have been sunk near Babar on Sep 04, 1944
PT-466 is reported to have been sunk near Babar on Sep 04, 1944
PT-470 is reported to have been sunk near Babar on Sep 04, 1944
PT-471 is reported to have been sunk near Babar on Sep 04, 1944
PT-472 is reported to have been sunk near Babar on Sep 04, 1944
PT-473 is reported to have been sunk near Babar on Sep 04, 1944
LST-217 is reported to have been sunk near Talaud-eilanden on Sep 05, 1944

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The final IJN CL arrives, the Sakawa.
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Still following it Erik... it's really interesting to see how the Japs can do in late 1944. You're really doing a fine job!

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ORIGINAL: GreyJoy

Still following it Erik... it's really interesting to see how the Japs can do in late 1944. You're really doing a fine job!


Thanks Nic!

There is an occasional glimpse of light within the growing darkness.

The hardest thing is to try to move back at my own pace rather than being forced to by the Allies with the accompanying heavy losses. I feel like so far I'm close to my goals for the end of 44 at least, which include; 3 million HI savings, at least even on VPs, still sending fuel/oil back home, and still having some navy to fight back in spots.



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7 - 9 September 1944
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BIG TURNS! These three days were filled with tension, intrigue and wildly swinging emotions as the KB makes a surprise move into the Celebes Sea and the Allied stack catches elements of the Burma Army.

BURMA: First on the 7th I was kicking myself because I chose to stand down LR CAP to rest and it just happened that this day his sweeps did not fly! There could have been some serious carnage over the clear hex near Pegu, but instead I lost over 3,000 casualties in one day of bombing!!! He does pay some price, losing about 14-17 bombers to flak.

The next day fighters again interdicted the airspace and good results were achieved against the morning sweeps and the (fortunately) afternoon ground strikes. He lost 110+ planes to our 176 on the day. These attacks slowed several units though, including the 9th and 38th divisions and a few arty and AA units. He also attacked with tanks, further slowing the units but taking heavy vehicular losses.

On the 9th the main Allied stack arrived and inflicted severe punishment on the 38th division, destroyed some AA and arty units entirely and forced the rest back to Pegu with heavy losses. The 38th has NO AV rating currently and will be moved back to recover over several months no doubt. The rest of the troops make it to Pegu in fairly disrupted states, but will be soon joined by the rested and high moral units from the other stack and that should provide enough fortitude to get these troops across the river and into the jungle near Moulmein where they will be more secure.

Although this retreat was not as smooth as I'd hoped, it has at least not been disastrous, as it it could have easily been, and we should be able to hold indefinitely in the river crossing next to Moumein. This will force the Allies to choose between a dangerous shock over the river and a time-consuming slog through jungle toward Chang Mai. This is also 7-8 months after I anticipated this particular defensive line would be in use.

PI: Elements of the KB moved toward Cotabato on the 6th and I had hoped Jocke would guess it was there to protect a bombardment group aimed at that forward base. Instead the rest of it joined up in the night and moved into the sea lanes of the Celebes Sea! There were 3-4 major convoys moving through at the time, and although no invasion shipping was among them, the Allies lose a ton of second tier ships and a good number of troops on the day. LBA strikes came in as well and we got very lucky none of the planes getting through the CAP managed to score hits. The flak damaged nearly every strike, so that last upgrade worked wonders. The strikes also went against the fastest TFs, luckily, instead of choosing the CVEs or slower CVs, so the TB planes had a harder time. All around very fortunate.

On the day I think we destroyed around 65-75 Allied ships, the most valuable being a 13 point AK. About 260+ planes were shot down as well, one of the biggest totals of the war for the IJ, and I finally have a double ace for the first time in game, with 11 kills! This is not anything that will stop Allied progress, but it should give a warning about moving too far forward before thoroughly mopping up the rear areas on the LOC. It was only possible as well due to increased recon and search making sure the Allied CVs were not in range recently. There are some CVEs at Sarmi but no sign of Allied fleet carriers. I'll keep the KB in the Celebes for one day to see if he comes for it with surface ships, restricting the strike ranges as all shipping will now be heavily CAPed, and then move back toward either Balikpapan or the PI depending on events.

S/SW PAC: Jocke attacks at Kiriwina and Rossel Islands, still not taking those bases. I'm considering flying in some air support again and using them as forward bases for Grace DB units with Georges as escort. He doesn't have a lot of fighters in area anymore and his LOC goes right past this area. There is still 5k supply in both bases.

S DEI: Nothing is moving here yet. The surface forces are forward and LR CAPed, hoping to react and catch something.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 7, 44
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Night Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 12

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-S Irving: 1 destroyed

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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 3

No Allied losses

Manpower hits 1
Fires 40710


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 36
N1K2-J George x 14

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 2 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 5 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 30
N1K2-J George x 10

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 8 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 8

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 12
Kittyhawk IV x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 15000 feet


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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 37
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 8
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 20
Ki-84a Frank x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 damaged
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 5 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-67-Ia Peggy bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 3 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 5 damaged

Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 18
Wellington GR.XIII x 3
B-17F Fortress x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 13
B-24J Liberator x 21
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25D1 Mitchell x 21
B-25H Mitchell x 6
B-26 Marauder x 14
B-26B Marauder x 3
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 16

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 8 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 3 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 5 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24J Liberator: 9 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
923 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 83 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 28
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-24J Liberator x 26
B-25H Mitchell x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 25
P-40N5 Warhawk x 32
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 9
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 11

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 17 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24J Liberator: 17 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 4 damaged
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
918 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 106 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 28 (3 destroyed, 25 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 13

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Cebu , at 80,86

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 30

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed

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

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Ground combat at Kiriwina Island (102,131)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 481 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Defending force 2135 troops, 10 guns, 87 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Allied adjusted assault: 6

Japanese adjusted defense: 43

Allied assault odds: 1 to 7 (fort level 4)

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Fiji Commando Battalion

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


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Ground combat at Rossel Island (105,137)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1261 troops, 34 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Defending force 730 troops, 0 guns, 93 vehicles, Assault Value = 53

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
N Force Detachment

Defending units:
19th Tank Regiment
3rd JNAF AF Unit /1
44th Road Const Co /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 8, 44
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TF 249 encounters mine field at Manado (75,99) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
YMS-116, Shell hits 3, heavy damage
YMS-86, Shell hits 1, on fire
YMS-85
PF Coronado
PF San Pedro

51st Base Force firing at YMS-116
51st Base Force firing at YMS-86
YMS-86 firing at 51st Base Force
18 mines cleared

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 10
A6M5 Zero x 8
A6M5b Zero x 4
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 33
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 99
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 36
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 69

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 42 These big Corsair groups are so tough!

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
452 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
S-316 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
S-315 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
202 Ku S-1/A with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
202 Ku S-1/C with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
Shokaku-1 with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
33rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
19th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 12 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
30th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 19 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
33rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 17 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 24 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
24th I.F.Chutai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (27 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
27 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead
66th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead
87th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (17 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 3
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5b Zero x 3
N1K1-J George x 8
N1K2-J George x 25
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 75
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 32
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 50

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 42

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 6 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 3
A6M5 Zero x 4
N1K1-J George x 8
N1K2-J George x 16
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 28
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 33

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 2
A6M5 Zero x 4
N1K1-J George x 8
N1K2-J George x 14
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 43
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 25
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 26

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 2
A6M5 Zero x 4
N1K1-J George x 8
N1K2-J George x 10
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 36
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 22
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 16

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 15

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


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 2
A6M5 Zero x 4
N1K1-J George x 3
N1K2-J George x 10
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 21
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 9

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
N1K1-J George x 3
N1K2-J George x 8
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 12
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 3

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 29th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 14
B-25C Mitchell x 11
B-25D1 Mitchell x 31
B-25H Mitchell x 12
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 12

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington B.X: 5 damaged
Wellington B.X: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25C Mitchell: 9 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 17 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 destroyed by flak
B-25H Mitchell: 9 damaged
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 6 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 21
P-40N5 Warhawk x 15

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 5 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

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

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

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 14

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 4 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

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

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Morning Air attack on 18th Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 16

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 6 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

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

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

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Mortar Battalion, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 14

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 5 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 19th Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 13

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B Marauder: 4 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on 29th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 7
A6M5 Zero x 5
A6M5b Zero x 4
N1K1-J George x 10
N1K2-J George x 25
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 60
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 23
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 44

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-24J Liberator x 43
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 5 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 38 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged


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Afternoon Air attack on 29th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 5
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5b Zero x 3
N1K1-J George x 7
N1K2-J George x 13
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 37
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 16
Ki-84a Frank x 25

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 22
B-24J Liberator x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 2 destroyed, 15 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged


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Afternoon Air attack on 38th Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 3
N1K1-J George x 3
N1K2-J George x 4
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 12
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 7

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 3 destroyed, 14 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed by flak


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

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

Japanese ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

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Afternoon Air attack on 19th Army, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 1
N1K1-J George x 1
N1K2-J George x 1
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 11
Liberator B.VI x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 5 damaged
Liberator B.III: 1 destroyed by flak
Liberator B.VI: 8 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 19 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak


Japanese ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 32 (1 destroyed, 31 disabled)

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Pre-Invasion action off Manado (75,99)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

205 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
YMS-85, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PF Coronado
PF San Pedro
SC PC-597
SC-648
LCI-83
LCI-216
LCI-84
LCI-85
LCI-223

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)

8cm T88 DP Gun Battery engaging YMS-85 at 8,000 yards
PF San Pedro firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
SC PC-597 fired at enemy troops
SC-648 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

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Ground combat at 56,52 (near Pegu)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13140 troops, 278 guns, 1028 vehicles, Assault Value = 6451

Defending force 83230 troops, 1163 guns, 757 vehicles, Assault Value = 2444

Allied adjusted assault: 230

Japanese adjusted defense: 1122

Allied assault odds: 1 to 4

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1408 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 95 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 40 (10 destroyed, 30 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
361 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 35 (5 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Vehicles lost 146 (13 destroyed, 133 disabled)


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 9, 44
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 20
A6M5b Zero x 58
A6M5c Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 175
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 17 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 15
A6M5b Zero x 38
A6M5c Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 24

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 9 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 15
A6M5b Zero x 30
A6M5c Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 27
TBM-1C Avenger x 36

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 22 destroyed, 3 damaged


Japanese Ships
CV Unryu
CV Amagi

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

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5b Zero x 18
A6M5c Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 22

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 15 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5b Zero x 9
A6M5c Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 32

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 destroyed, 10 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Kasagi
CV Katsuragi
CV Aso
CV Ikoma

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

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5b Zero x 4
A6M5c Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 26

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 5 destroyed, 9 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak


Japanese Ships
CV Katsuragi
CV Aso
CV Kasagi

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sangi at 78,96

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
A6M5b Zero x 88
A6M5c Zero x 7
B6N1 Jill x 8
B6N2a Jill x 9
B7A2 Grace x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 12
D4Y4 Judy x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N1 Jill: 1 damaged
D4Y4 Judy: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK West Cawthon, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Wanaka, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Adelong, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Silksworth, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk

SC-645
xAP Dardanus, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
DE Gilmore, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Iron Warrior, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Aeon, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Iron Master, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Colac, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Sin Kheng Seng, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Corio, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Dilga, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
5490 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 646 destroyed, 231 disabled
Engineers: 167 destroyed, 48 disabled
Vehicles lost 294 (183 destroyed, 111 disabled)


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 14
B5N1 Kate x 7
B5N2 Kate x 7
B6N1 Jill x 7
B6N2 Jill x 20
D4Y3 Judy x 11
D4Y4 Judy x 24

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
LST-41, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
YMS-86, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-38, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LCI-333, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-586, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-585, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LCI-216, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SC-648, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-84, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-327, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

LCI-85
PF Coronado, Bomb hits 1, on fire
LCI-402, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-223, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
LCI-584, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-332, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LCI-587, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-222, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-221, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

LCI-334
LST-39, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LCI-531, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-533, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-536, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LCI-400, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LCI-330, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

SC PC-597

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LCI-216
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PF Coronado
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LCI-223
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LCI-536

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 76,93

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 28

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

Allied Ships
xAP Maori
SC PC-793
xAP Wahine, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Nils Moller, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Nirvana, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Mormacwave, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
198 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)


Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Wahine
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Nirvana
Massive explosion on xAK Nirvana

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sangi at 77,97

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
B6N2a Jill x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Wadsworth
DD Abner Read

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sangi at 78,96

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 7
B7A2 Grace x 7
D4Y4 Judy x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Wanaka, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Barwon, Bomb hits 1, on fire

SC-700
xAP Dilga, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Anhui, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAP Macedon, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Corio, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAP Aeon, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAP Sin Kheng Seng, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
4324 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 228 destroyed, 230 disabled
Engineers: 111 destroyed, 158 disabled
Vehicles lost 223 (130 destroyed, 93 disabled)


Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Anhui
Corio dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Corio
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Sin Kheng Seng

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 76,93

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 1 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
xAP Maori
xAK Johanne Justesen, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Neleus

Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 44 (42 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 36 (36 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,95

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 20
A6M5b Zero x 57
A6M5c Zero x 17

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 100
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 11
TBM-1C Avenger x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 11 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed by flak
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 7 destroyed, 1 damaged


Japanese Ships
CV Aso

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

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,95

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 13
A6M5b Zero x 34
A6M5c Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13
TBM-1C Avenger x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 8 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gorontalo at 72,95

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
A6M5b Zero x 27
A6M5c Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 29
TBM-1C Avenger x 39

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 12 destroyed, 13 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak


Japanese Ships
CV Taiho
CV Aso
CV Hiryu
CV Ikoma
CV Kasagi

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

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sangi at 77,97

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
D4Y4 Judy x 43

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 13 damaged
D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Wadsworth
DD Abner Read
DD Tingey
DD Halsey Powell

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
B5N2 Kate x 14
B6N1 Jill x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 49
D4Y4 Judy x 42

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed


Allied Ships
LCI-83, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-334, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-535, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
YMS-116, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LCI-85, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SC PC-597, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI-331, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-218, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PF San Pedro, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
LCI-217, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PF Coronado, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LCI-85
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PF San Pedro
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PF Coronado
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LCI-218
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring SC PC-597

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sangi at 78,96

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 14
B6N1 Jill x 15
D4Y4 Judy x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N1 Jill: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Echunga, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Iron Master, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

SC-700
xAK Barwon, on fire
DE Gilmore, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
1989 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 115 destroyed, 160 disabled
Engineers: 33 destroyed, 51 disabled
Vehicles lost 66 (42 destroyed, 24 disabled)

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Echunga

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cotabato at 77,92

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 14
B6N2a Jill x 17
B7A2 Grace x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 1 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Robert L. Hague, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Joliet Victory, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Sidney H. Short, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Toussaint Ouverture, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Escanaba Victory, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK John lsaacson, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

xAK Martin Johnson
xAK E. A. Christenson, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
696 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 75 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 35 (30 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (29 destroyed, 5 disabled)


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Ground combat at 56,52 (near Pegu)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 152906 troops, 3118 guns, 2739 vehicles, Assault Value = 8154

Defending force 26288 troops, 459 guns, 219 vehicles, Assault Value = 829

Allied adjusted assault: 4284

Japanese adjusted defense: 142

Allied assault odds: 30 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
12987 casualties reported
Squads: 632 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 449 destroyed, 227 disabled

Engineers: 90 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 386 (344 destroyed, 42 disabled)
Vehicles lost 145 (106 destroyed, 39 disabled)
Units retreated 3
Units destroyed 3


Allied ground losses:
870 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 133 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Guns lost 40 (2 destroyed, 38 disabled)
Vehicles lost 36 (5 destroyed, 31 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
Provisionl Tank Brigade
5th Indian Division
6th Australian Division
36th Indian Division
41st Infantry Division
268th Motorised Brigade
18th British Division
50th Tank Brigade
20th Indian Division
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
27th Infantry Division
17th Indian Division
7th Indian Division
7th Infantry Division
255th Indian Tank Brigade
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
475th USA Regiment
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
2nd British Division
43rd Infantry Division
254th Armoured Brigade
11th (East African) Division
1st New Chinese Corps
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
9th Australian Division
2/11th Field Regiment
23rd AA Bde
XV Indian Corps
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
1st Indian Light AA Regiment
101st Heavy AA Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
Southeast Asia
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
6th Mixed A/T Mtr Regiment
85th British AT Gun Regiment
118th Light AA Regiment
163rd Light AA Regiment
15th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Indian Heavy AA Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
IV Indian Corps
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
17th Indian Light AA Regiment
III Indian Corps
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
225 Group RAF
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Army
8th Mahratta AT Gun Regiment
1st West African AA Regiment

Defending units:
9th Division
38th Division
49th AA Machinecannon Company
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
50th Field AA Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
39th Field AA Battalion
69th Field AA Battalion
1st Air Defense AA Regiment
40th Field AA Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
9th RF Gun Battalion
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Reinforcements:

MGB G-887 arrives at Kobe
ML G-406 arrives at Nagoya


Losses:

Loss of CMc Kuroshima on Sep 06, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MGB G-225 on Sep 08, 1944 is admitted
Loss of LST T-114 on Sep 09, 1944 is admitted
Loss of MTB G-17 on Sep 09, 1944 is admitted


Ships Sunk: These numbers are quite low compared to the ships seen to be lost in reports. There should be 12-15 more xAK and xAP here eventually, as well as a few more DE, PF and other escorts.

Previous report of sinking of DD Remey incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of DD Evans incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
DE Gilmore is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
SC-648 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LST-38 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LST-39 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LST-41 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-83 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-84 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-85 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-216 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-217 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-218 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-221 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-222 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-223 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-327 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-330 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-331 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-332 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-333 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-334 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-400 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-402 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-531 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-533 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-535 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-536 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-584 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-585 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-586 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
LCI-587 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
xAK West Cawthon is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAK E. A. Christenson is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Sep 09, 1944
xAK John lsaacson is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Sep 09, 1944
xAK Sidney H. Short is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Sep 09, 1944
xAK Toussaint Ouverture is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Sep 09, 1944
xAK Joliet Victory is reported to have been sunk near Cotabato on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Anhui is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Wanaka is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Dardanus is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Silksworth is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Sin Kheng Seng is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAK Johanne Justesen is reported to have been sunk near Dadjangas on Sep 09, 1944
PF San Pedro is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Adelong is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Aeon is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Colac is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Corio is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Dilga is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Echunga is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Iron Master is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Iron Warrior is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
xAP Macedon is reported to have been sunk near Sangi on Sep 09, 1944
YMS-86 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944
YMS-116 is reported to have been sunk near Manado on Sep 09, 1944

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It's good to have some double aces, now in 44 for the first time! These guys performed miracles during the battles on the 9th, keeping most of the strike planes off the CVs and gutting the Hellcats escorting. Who says the A6M is obsolete?

PO2 Kawasaki D. of Kasagi-1 is credited with kill number 11
CDR Minegishi B. of Hiryu-1 is credited with kill number 10

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/30/2013 1:34:51 PM   
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What a great three days for you and how demoralizing it must be for him. If not for the rout at Pegu the sheer numbers of allied men lost at sea is staggering, worthy of the best allied cover ups. Having never played to '44 I don't know what effect losing that many transports has but I suspect it will cost him time to figure out. Well done sir.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/30/2013 3:09:08 PM   
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What a great three days for you and how demoralizing it must be for him. If not for the rout at Pegu the sheer numbers of allied men lost at sea is staggering, worthy of the best allied cover ups. Having never played to '44 I don't know what effect losing that many transports has but I suspect it will cost him time to figure out. Well done sir.


Thanks. It was a rare fortunate mix of good timing, well chosen settings and enemy targets without CAP up. Makes up for some of the many missed chances where the stars didn't align so well. Felt pretty good to watch as those 800kg bombs from the D4Y4s do some big damage fast.

I'm interested as well in what difference these kinds of moves can make in the late game. They're very risky, and I'm still not exactly sure how far away the Allied CVs were/are since they haven't shown definitively in searches yet (several days later now). Often my search shows TFs that have things like AVs and CAs where I think it might be the CV fleet and then they disappear before I know for sure. He could use this kind of situation to attempt to lure me into ambushes as we move forward, so I'll have to really be on the lookout.

As for the transports, it is a lot of ships. Considering the Allies have many hundreds, still, taking out a good number like this means that if he was using mediocre xAPs to bring troops forward, then maybe now he has to use more valuable ships for rear area actions, either slowing forward progress or bringing more valuable ships into more risky situations more often. I'm really not sure though. The sheer number of medium sized xAPs sunk should mean that he lost a good number of troops (again no idea what kind) and that he doesn't have a lot of that variety left.

It's all accumulative, and with kamis on the horizon, several more strikes of this kind could really begin to have an effect. He'll likely keep CVs in covering range though, now.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/30/2013 3:29:10 PM   
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While I'm sure he was plenty of transports overall, losing that many near the front line costs him time to readjust as well. The loss of the support forces should force him to scramble a little bit to reassign and bring up others.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/30/2013 4:06:52 PM   
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10 - 11 September 1944
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SUBS: Allied subs are working the middle of the South China Sea but haven't yet found success out there. There are also a few off the tip of Luzon near Legaspi. There don't seem to be any others anywhere, so either he's hoarding them for a massed move (as I am) or there just aren't too many around.

DEI: The KB moves back and hides near Balikpapan, seemingly off the search grid now. No DL showed on any of the TFs, so I chose to send them back around Borneo out of sight and up toward the PI again that way. Still no clear sighting os the Allied CVs. There is a strange set of TFs moving up toward the Carolines on a vector toward Wolaei. Looks like a few AMC in one 6 ship TF, several escorts in a 4 ship grouping, and another transport TF of 5 ships. I've put Emilys on TT hunting and a groups of Frances with 70 escorting Jacks from Rota as well. He may be using these as bait and then moving CVs up with them to kill off srikes. We'll see.

S/SW PAC: I moved the small 12 plane Grace Chutai back into Rabaul with Georges and Franks, and we got a free shot at some TFs near Milne Bay. Unfortunately the pilots picked out some of the smallest and least significant ships there as targets, namely two tiny Dutch AO Tan ships which were crushed. One more bomb dropped on an xAK, but they apparently ignored a TF of AP shown in the rollover there. Tomorrow I'm risking keeping them there but I'll restrict range to aim for other areas and drop altitude to use TT from 5k instead of dive-bombing from 10k. Amazing the versatility the Grace allows. Love it.

S DEI: The IJN was targeted by several flights of B-25 and Beaufort TB strikes and in spite of good LR CAP the Nagato eats one TT. Most of the planes were destroyed but this will likely mean a trip back to the HI to patch up the 20 (9) float damage inflicted. Nagato is still making 22 knots and I sent her back to Soerabaja with one DD. The other ships also pull back as I fear a CV strike reprisals after the recent Celebes actions. Our LR CAP suffered about 10 ops losses as well and is weakened. I move more CAP into Lomblen as heavy sweeping went over on the 11th.

BURMA: All units make Pegu from both sides and unite as one army of almost 6k AV. There are still 3 fresh anti-tank units, a bunch of heavy arty and 6 untouched divisions in addition to the troops disrupted by recent air raids. I am sending all back across the river immediately. I hope air raids don't weaken some so they lag behind, as anything left here in 4 days when the Allied stacks unite will be toast. If he attacks before that though, thinking the clear hex and air power enough to overwhelm our armies at last I think we can inflict a serious defeat on the Allied forces under the level 6 forts. There is also so much AA here that a full 80% of bombers over the hex on the 10th were damaged or destroyed. No strikes came on the 11th, either rained in or stuck at base repairing.

CENTRAL PACFIC: One last hit of supply is nearing Truk, and the evacuation is on after that. All units at Ponape, Truk and other bases farther out will be removed as best we can get them. A holding force will remain at Truk and Ponape to thwart an easy grab.

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR September 10, 44
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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 6
P-39N1 Airacobra x 1
PV-1 Ventura x 22

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk IV: 1 destroyed
PV-1 Ventura: 16 damaged


Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
73rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes

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Morning Air attack on 75th Infantry Brigade, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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 25
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D1 Liberator x 13
B-24J Liberator x 46
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 4

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.III: 5 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 24 damaged !
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed by flak
B-17F Fortress: 8 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 13 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 44 damaged !!
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
296 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 74 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 18 (4 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Wetar at 71,113

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 22
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 28

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 5 destroyed, 3 damaged
Beaufort VIII: 1 destroyed by flak


Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
BB Nagato, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Beaufort VIII launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x Beaufort VIII launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on 2nd Guards Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 26
P-40N5 Warhawk x 16

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 9 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
182 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

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Morning Air attack on 18th Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

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

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

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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 24
P-40N5 Warhawk x 47

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 11 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

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

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wetar at 71,113

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 22
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 28

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 3 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wetar at 71,113

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 28

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 2 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wetar at 71,113

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 12
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 28

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 2 destroyed
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak


Japanese Ships
BB Hiei

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Cagayan (79,89)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1085 troops, 83 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 1908

Defending force 33125 troops, 328 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 887

Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
37th Infantry Division
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
CenPac Amphib Tank Brigade
1st USMC Tank Battalion
38th Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
5th USMC Tank Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
XI US Corps
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment
XIV US Corps
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
4th Raiding Regiment
48th Ind.Mixed Brigade
71st Engineer Regiment
28th Engineer Regiment
6th Division
56th Ind.Mixed Brigade
20th Engineer Regiment
64th Ind.Mixed Brigade
6th Garrison Unit /4
61st Air Flotilla
74th JAAF AF Bn
248th JAAF AF Bn
51st Air Flotilla
4th RF Gun Battalion
89th Field AA Battalion
217th Naval Construction Battalion
1st Ind.AA Gun Co
148th JAAF AF Bn
244th JAAF AF Bn
216th Naval Construction Battalion
188th JAAF AF Bn
34th Ind.AA Gun Co
25th Ind. Engineer Regiment
180th JAAF AF Bn
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 8
N1K2-J George x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AO TAN 5, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
AO TAN 6, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AO TAN 5

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 95 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 8
N1K2-J George x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK City of Elwood
xAK Admiral Laws, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


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Reinforcements: The Ki-83 is now pushing ahead nicely with the engine bonus. I can't wait to be able to actually get up above 31k with a 430+ MPH beast of a fighter.

Aircraft Ki-83 advances R&D (7/45)[/color]


Losses:

Loss of MTB G-18 on Sep 11, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk:

SS Manta is reported to have been sunk near Djailolo on Apr 25, 1944
AO TAN 6 is reported to have been sunk near Milne Bay on Sep 11, 1944
AO TAN 5

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The Nagato is sitting a bit lower in the water but is making good steam back to safer waters. We've continued the good luck of not having any BBs lost as yet, but another will be out of action for several months as it moves on the long road back to the HI. The Hyuga is at Yokohama and will be repairing for another 3 months.
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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/31/2013 2:29:43 AM   
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The Ki-83 is now pushing ahead nicely with the engine bonus. I can't wait to be able to actually get up above 31k with a 430+ MPH beast of a fighter.


I'm investing heavily in this fighter. I hope you have good success with it so I can justify my investment.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/31/2013 7:56:09 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

The Ki-83 is now pushing ahead nicely with the engine bonus. I can't wait to be able to actually get up above 31k with a 430+ MPH beast of a fighter.


I'm investing heavily in this fighter. I hope you have good success with it so I can justify my investment.


Hey Joseph. I'm banking a lot on the experiences from the GJ/rader game where these things could sweep away even late war Allied fighters. Getting even 1:1 in 45 would be sensational. For us with the 2nd best band HR it's even more important for me to have the fighters that can be up there with the P-47s and Hellcats and over the Corsairs and Spits, so this and the Frank Ir will be important.

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RE: Wild Sheep Chase - 7/31/2013 7:20:33 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

The Ki-83 is now pushing ahead nicely with the engine bonus. I can't wait to be able to actually get up above 31k with a 430+ MPH beast of a fighter.


I'm investing heavily in this fighter. I hope you have good success with it so I can justify my investment.


Hey Joseph. I'm banking a lot on the experiences from the GJ/rader game where these things could sweep away even late war Allied fighters. Getting even 1:1 in 45 would be sensational. For us with the 2nd best band HR it's even more important for me to have the fighters that can be up there with the P-47s and Hellcats and over the Corsairs and Spits, so this and the Frank Ir will be important.


How did you find the Nick's and what's their operational shelf life in your opinion? I'm concentrating on the Ia's and wondering when you felt they became ineffective? I'm even experimenting with them in a high CAP role to take advantage of their armour and cannon. I believe the cannon was elevated 45-60 degrees, but not sure if the air mechanics take that into consideration when in a fighter vs. fighter role.

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SUBS: I'm piling subs into the Sulu Sea as a holding patrol until I see any more movements forward in this area. I'd like to have 20 here in the near future. About 10 have arrived as of now. Another 10 or so will wait to the East of the PI.

PI: Cotabato is a level 9 base now and hosts 450+ fighters, 450+ bombers, and 450+ auxilliary planes (which I'm guessing are mostly repairing bombers after the flight in). I wonder if the B-29s moved here too. Shanghai is 35 hexes away.

I've moved most of the bombers out of Manila and distributed them better around the area. I need more fighters here and will be able to move some in tomorrow.

S/SW PAC: Yap is the target of the ships I saw yesterday in the area. He's moved CVs and invasion forces to within one hex of the base. I think he was trying to get there yesterday from his email message. One Emily group skewered itself for no result today. I'll put the other on night TT strike for tomorrow. Jocke lost a bunch of Helldivers and Hellcats for an AMc at Babeldaob, and if he keeps them on strike will lose more tomorrow as a small TF is moving in to pick up troops. Business as usual.

I've moved in 80 DB and 45 TB to the Babeldaob/Peleliu bases, with about 200 fighters flying escort. These are separated by height and base though so each potential strike group is geared to fly with fighters from it's own base. I hope to coordinate better this way and split his CAP.

I'm leaving a zero unit on Yap in the hope the base will be left open and I can use CAP to escort planes in strikes (which works for all strikes throughout the two phases). I've also moved in 35 Frances to Guam with 100+ escorts and 50 Peggy (T) to Rota with 50 Oscars. I've set a high/low attack, and I'll probably lose a bunch of planes, but he only seems to have about 5-6 fleet CVs and a few CVE with this invasion if the numbers are right form the search rollovers. There is map below.

I don't dare hope, but even one early hit on a CV could turn the day to a misery for the Allies. The invasion could also be vulnerable as the Frances are only set to that distance and could fly for the base hex only, not the Allied CVs. We'll see!

Also today I got another two small TK in the Solomon Sea, this time with Graces dropping TT from 5k. No opposition. I'll keep this going until he decides to do something about it. His LOC is within an easy 8 hex strike range from Rabaul and there are some xAP sitting around at Manus right now.

S DEI: Jocke moved most fighters and bombers out of Darwin. I'm guessing many of these went to Cotabato. interesting. I don't think I can do anything about it, but he only has 110 fighters over his combat and invasion TFs at Darwin now. There are still 200 bombers there, I'm guessing 2E, and that is a bit dangerous still. I've moved two SAGs back to near Lomblen to be close for the next round.

BURMA: Well, I've either been lucky or Jocke's bombers are suffering from the flak damage more than I'd been able to hope. no bombing occurred at Pegu for the second day in a row. This is a great boon as troops are able to move freely and disruption goes down. I still have a selection of troops that look like they'll take 5 days (from starting out) to get across the river. That presents a problem. I don't want his other stack to join an attack here, and it'll be suiciding them to leave them an extra day there. One unit is the 9th division that got roughed up a few days ago. I might risk movement in reserve mode, which is as fast as move mode, during the last day of movement. I think they'll suffer from the air, but not from ground attacks if they should materialize that day.

Rangoon falls today without a fight. That tipped the VPs a bit and gave a big shot to the Allies, even though we don't play absolutely for the score.

My LR CAP over Pegu is extensive and if his sweeps/strikes do fly soon I'll likely lose a bunch of planes again. About 400 planes are set here, so it'll be a blood-bath for both sides I'm sure, or I should say I hope!

CENTRAL PACFIC: There is almost no flak at Tinian now, and I'm getting extensive hits on Port and Fields. I may even start in on troops soon even though there is no way I can mount an invasion. If I rough the troops up more it'll take even more supply away though, and should become a downward spiral effecting combat strength for some time to come.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 100,127

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 8
N1K2-J George x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Iris, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AO TAN 2, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M3 Jack x 13
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 46

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 7 damaged

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 28
Port hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 6 damaged

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23
Ki-84a Frank x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 5 damaged

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 23

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

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 55,54

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 3

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 24

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
MTB G-16
MTB G-14
MTB G-15, Shell hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x P-39D Airacobra bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Yap at 96,98

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
H8K2 Emily x 8

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 34
Hellcat I x 8
Seafire IIC x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 111
F6F-3 Hellcat x 89
F6F-5 Hellcat x 78

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 55,54

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 3

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 4 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Babeldaob at 90,97

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 22
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 16

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 35
F6F-5 Hellcat x 63
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 10 destroyed, 1 damaged


Japanese Ships
AMc Wa 7, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
14 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 38628 troops, 684 guns, 1090 vehicles, Assault Value = 1339

Defending force 18896 troops, 195 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 405

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 675

Japanese adjusted defense: 335

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1420 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 87 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 68 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 21 (7 destroyed, 14 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
399 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Vehicles lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)



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Reinforcements:

ML G-407 arrives at Osaka/Kyoto

Losses:

Loss of AMc Wa 7 on Sep 12, 1944 is admitted

Ships Sunk:

Previous report of sinking of CVE White Plains incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
SC PC-790 is reported to have been sunk near San Clemente Island on May 23, 1944
AO TAN 2 is reported to have been sunk near Finschhafen on Sep 12, 1944
TK Iris is reported to have been sunk near Finschhafen on Sep 12, 1944

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This should give some idea where we are at right now. I'll post some maps and other tables below as well. Ship losses are especially interesting during the last month.
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This is the list for the Allies for the past month. Quite a haul.

I'm positive some of the CVE/CVL will come off, and the Bunker HIll is not likely sunk. Quite a few more xAK and xAP could be added though.




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A few too many DDs here for my liking. Most of these losses were productive though, in that they were caused by aggressive and successful raiding.




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Here is the promised map of the Southwest Pacific area. As seen here unless he's bringing more in tomorrow this could be a good opportunity to hit some CVs. Not the full Death Star, and already a tad bit weakened after yesterday. I'll keep my fingers crossed, but I doubt I'll get much here realistically. I'm also trying to fly in more troops to Yap. If he scrimped and only brought one division I might be able to stall him.




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It's tense. If he attacks it'll be a close-run thing. I think we can hold for at least a 1:2 with level 6 forts and 5800 AV, plus good amounts of arty and three anti-tank battalions, a ton of HQs and support. It could be close. If he gets a 1:1 and keeps going for several days we're screwed.




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In the Southern DEI he's seemingly going slowly and carefully, but there are no CVs or even CVEs to cover. It's all LBA. I'm going to move the two fast TFs of the KB close enough for a one day strike and see if I'm picked up. If not, I might try for the ships at Darwin. Some APA and some CA/CL would be a good haul and worth even blunting the KB striking power on.




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Cotabato is another of the massive airbases Jocke builds and operates from consistently. It's nearly impregnable, with multiple TFs of Fletchers and PTs guarding the approaches and 490+ fighters in base. I'll have to keep working behind him as I can't take this on yet without 31k+ sweepers.




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Down here Jocke is seemingly ignoring the DBs and fighters I've put into Rabaul. That may not last, but in the meantime I'l keep trying to annoyingly pick off whatever sails past.




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