From: the flight deck of the Zuikaku
12 Oct 43
The Totitsukaze caught and hit the Tuna off Saipan, heavily damaging her. She had been hit about a week ago in the same area.
An empty Aden class xAK was sunk by the Dorado off Babeldaob. I need more surface ASW assets here.
Finally, off Shanghai, an ASW TF hit the Trigger once.
Nothing to report.
About 120x 2E sorties hit Aitape's port again.
Ted is keeping a large surface fleet at Manus and Kavieng to protect them from roving Japanese bombardment TFs. Sneaky.
Nothing to report.
Bad weather. No missions flew.
Another Deliberate Assault on Chungking:
Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 200492 troops, 2137 guns, 1690 vehicles, Assault Value = 6896
Defending force 383538 troops, 904 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13862
Japanese adjusted assault: 2200
Allied adjusted defense: 24689
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 11 (fort level 3)
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Japanese ground losses:
14115 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 1659 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 168 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 192 disabled
Guns lost 130 (5 destroyed, 125 disabled)
Vehicles lost 45 (3 destroyed, 42 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
23961 casualties reported
Squads: 216 destroyed, 1673 disabled
Non Combat: 64 destroyed, 905 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 16 disabled
Guns lost 97 (33 destroyed, 64 disabled)
Units destroyed 6
I think I waited too long to make this attack. He had too. much time to recover. Still, he lost a lot of squads and 6 more units bit the dust. No forts were destroyed unfortunately. Only a couple of my divisions took a lot of disablements and they're being replaced with fresh divisions. I should be able to attack again in a few days. Hopefully, that one will be better.
The D4Y3 R&D completed today. The 3x30 R&D factories upgraded to the D4Y4 R&D. I upgraded a size 60 operational factory to the D4Y3. The size 30 factory will remain as a D4Y2 factory to use up the remaining Ha-60 engines (about 220). Those D4Y2s will eventually become Kamikazes.
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