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RE: 27 MAR 42 - 4/16/2013 4:16:16 AM   
nashvillen


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We got the "combat file" as I call it (the wpae001.pws) back and nothing happened. They all disappeared. I think they are chicken!

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RE: 27 MAR 42 - 4/16/2013 4:14:28 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 27, 42
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Amphibious Assault at Makin (136,125)

TF 212 troops unloading over beach at Makin, 136,125





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Morning Air attack on Tennant Creek RAAF Base Force, at 76,133 , near Daly Waters

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
G4M1 Betty x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Starting to soften up Tennant Creek, two days in a row.

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Morning Air attack on 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 61



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged


Allied ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Subic Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Subic Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Subic Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...
Also attacking Subic Bay Defenses ...
Also attacking 21st PA Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team ...


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Morning Air attack on 7th Indpt SNLF Coy , at 99,130 , near Port Moresby

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 15


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Kittyhawk IA sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Keeping their heads down...

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Morning Air attack on 20th Chinese Corps, at 83,51 , near Wuchang

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 34



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
34 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17



Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 5 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
49th PG/8th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
49th PG/9th PS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Raid is overhead
35th PG/39th PS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 102nd PA Infantry Division, at 79,90 , near Cagayan

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 13



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 27413 troops, 344 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 1002

Defending force 24881 troops, 455 guns, 559 vehicles, Assault Value = 1004


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


Assaulting units:
48th Division
1st Division
4th Tank Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
47th Field AA Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
4th Marine Regiment
14th PS Engineer Regiment
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
Subic Bay Defenses
194th Tank Battalion
3rd/101st PA Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Provisional GMC Gp
301st Construction Battalion
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 79,90 (near Cagayan)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7851 troops, 66 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 290

Defending force 3636 troops, 24 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 48

Japanese adjusted assault: 249

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 62 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
1655 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 147 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 4


Assaulting units:
146th Infantry Regiment
21st/B Division

Defending units:
3rd PA Constabulary Regiment
102nd PA Infantry Division
III Philippine Corps
Cagayan USAAF Base Force
103rd PA Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 352 troops, 30 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 741

Defending force 23200 troops, 263 guns, 424 vehicles, Assault Value = 589



Assaulting units:
4th/A Division
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
4th/C Division
16th Army
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
1st Australian Division
1st Marine Raider Battalion
30th Australian Brigade
Lark Battalion
2/1st Ind Coy
Port Moresby Brigade
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
Rabaul Det. Base Force
I Australian Corps
1st Medium Regiment
15th RAAF Base Force
114th USAAF Base Force
33rd Medium Regiment
A Coy/NG Rifles
21/22 Field Regiment
Lark Bn /2

They are not damaging us with bombardment, their attack force numbers are down (low morale/fatigue?)

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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 859 troops, 45 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 1001

Defending force 32950 troops, 395 guns, 432 vehicles, Assault Value = 1002



Assaulting units:
31st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
51st PA Infantry Division
Subic Bay Defenses
14th PS Engineer Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
3rd/101st PA Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
301st Construction Battalion
Provisional GMC Gp
I Philippine Corps
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
48th Division
4th Tank Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Division
7th Tank Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field AA Battalion

We are not doing any more damage, time to hunker down and save supplies...

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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14546 troops, 206 guns, 329 vehicles, Assault Value = 589

Defending force 25871 troops, 231 guns, 176 vehicles, Assault Value = 741

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


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


Assaulting units:
30th Australian Brigade
1st Australian Division
1st Marine Raider Battalion
2/1st Ind Coy
Lark Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
Rabaul Det. Base Force
I Australian Corps
114th USAAF Base Force
21/22 Field Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
A Coy/NG Rifles
15th RAAF Base Force
33rd Medium Regiment
Lark Bn /2

Defending units:
38th Division
4th/A Division
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th/C Division
16th Army
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

We are starting to do disables, this will consume supply. We have plenty of supply to repair our disables, they do not. Need to keep it up!

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Ground combat at Makin (136,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 56 troops, 18 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 4

Allied adjusted defense: 1

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Makin !!!

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



Assaulting units:
Maizuru 2nd SNLF /2



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RE: 27 MAR 42 - 4/19/2013 9:27:39 PM   
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28 MAR 1942

CONUS:

Set up a 10k CS supply run to Pearl. This will deliver 10k supplies every 20 days. I will add another 10k capacity as more lift is available.

CANAL ZONE:

Nothing to do here.

NOPAC:

Nothing to do here.

CENTPAC:

Topped off the AS Holland and the AVP Heron at Midway with supplies.

Moving 13k supplies to Midway from Pearl.

Set TF 268 to not refuel at Pearl as it will have enough to get it to San Francisco and then refuel there instead of pulling fuel from a forward base.

SOPAC:

Disbanded TF 183, which was unloading supplies from support units.

We have 124 seaplane support at Noumea. I am suggesting we move 24 to Luganville, move the 6 there plus another 6 to Steward Island. Move another 12 to Rennell Island. And another 12 to Rossel Island. This should give us a lot of advanced seaplane support to keep an eye on what is going on in the SOPAC area. Doing this will allow us to set up a leapfrogging of seaplane support in the upcoming years. If we don’t want to do this feel free to disband TFs 183, 287, and 303. They are starting this process.

ANZAC:

Harvey, you have three xAKs disbanded at Sydney with 1600 supplies each on them. Not sure if you are aware of that or not.

Jeff, you have two S boats at Sydney and Brisbane, ready for deployment.

Setting DD Farragut to upgrade, this will give her an ASW of 6 and will put her into convoy escort duties.

APD Kane is sent to Pago Pago to help relieve the troop glut there.

CHINA:

Nothing to do here.

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.


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RE: 27 MAR 42 - 4/20/2013 9:48:17 PM   
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Tracking the merchies at Sydney. Had disbanded them a couple turns ago to accomodate the big conoys unloading at Sydney.

Also in the near future I could use a couple of ASW ships to form a TF to hunt subs in the Brisbane area, as well as escort my supply convoys that will eventually be needed to supply Cooktown when I get it up and running.

What few I have constitute harbor patrols at Sydney and Brisbane


quote:

ORIGINAL: nashvillen

28 MAR 1942

CONUS:

Set up a 10k CS supply run to Pearl. This will deliver 10k supplies every 20 days. I will add another 10k capacity as more lift is available.

CANAL ZONE:

Nothing to do here.

NOPAC:

Nothing to do here.

CENTPAC:

Topped off the AS Holland and the AVP Heron at Midway with supplies.

Moving 13k supplies to Midway from Pearl.

Set TF 268 to not refuel at Pearl as it will have enough to get it to San Francisco and then refuel there instead of pulling fuel from a forward base.

SOPAC:

Disbanded TF 183, which was unloading supplies from support units.

We have 124 seaplane support at Noumea. I am suggesting we move 24 to Luganville, move the 6 there plus another 6 to Steward Island. Move another 12 to Rennell Island. And another 12 to Rossel Island. This should give us a lot of advanced seaplane support to keep an eye on what is going on in the SOPAC area. Doing this will allow us to set up a leapfrogging of seaplane support in the upcoming years. If we don’t want to do this feel free to disband TFs 183, 287, and 303. They are starting this process.

ANZAC:

Harvey, you have three xAKs disbanded at Sydney with 1600 supplies each on them. Not sure if you are aware of that or not.

Jeff, you have two S boats at Sydney and Brisbane, ready for deployment.

Setting DD Farragut to upgrade, this will give her an ASW of 6 and will put her into convoy escort duties.

APD Kane is sent to Pago Pago to help relieve the troop glut there.

CHINA:

Nothing to do here.

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.





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RE: 27 MAR 42 - 4/20/2013 10:09:26 PM   
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Harvey, there are several APDs coming out of the yard at Sydney shortly. A couple of them would make good ASW units. We really have a shortage of ASW units at this time.

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RE: 27 MAR 42 - 4/20/2013 10:21:25 PM   
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Tracking that Mike.

It is just since my last two small convoys lost AK/AKLs to IJN subs I have suspended moving unescorted merchies north of Brisbane. Not an issue now, but given supplying Cooktown will require sealift which I will run out of Brisbane as Townsville is better used to base other activities. Also, some hunter/killer ASW TFs supported by increased airborne ASW patrol posture will be helpful for covering approaches to Brisbane. I am working on the ASW patrol piece by training up ASW qualified pilots and plan to field a LR Hudson equipped squadron to achieve this at Brisbane.

Just thinking ahead.

quote:

ORIGINAL: nashvillen

Harvey, there are several APDs coming out of the yard at Sydney shortly. A couple of them would make good ASW units. We really have a shortage of ASW units at this time.



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RE: 27 MAR 42 - 4/27/2013 7:50:49 PM   
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29 MAR 42

CONUS:

134th FA Bn loads up for the train trip to San Francisco from Eastern USA.

AMC Monowai is a month out from being fully repaired at San Diego. Not bad considering she took 90(79) Flt from a torpedo just over two months ago!

With San Francisco built out, it doesn’t need any engineer capacity, so moving 220th USN BF to LA to help build out that port.

Another 14k fuel on the way to NOPAC.

501st Cst AA loading for a trip to Dutch from Seattle.

CANAL ZONE:

Nothing to do here.

NOPAC:

802 EAB at Annette Is is picked up and moved to San Francisco for distribution further West.

CENTPAC:

SS Drum is ready at Pearl with the new fangled radar and sonar! Time to see if we can at least scratch some paint on some Japanese xAKs..

Upgraded VP-71 to the Catalina 5A model. This shorter range search plane is better for the rear areas like Pearl. This gives us some more Catalina 4 models for front units.

SOPAC

TF of AGs arrives at Noumea. One each sent to Ndeni, Luganville, and Efate.

Merged the Houston TF with the two BBs and sent them in to Bombard PM at range 16 (this is just outside the FA range for the Japanese LCUs and within the 5in/51 gun range for the BBs). We should be able to cycle this so that we can be bombarding 2 out every 3 days.

Jeff, make sure that TF358 goes to where the carriers go this next turn to stage for the next bombardment.

ANZAC:

DD Ralph Tabot moved into the Shipyard at Brisbane to use fix her engines. DD Mugford is scheduled in two days to follow, then two days after that the DD Mustin.

Set the DD Bagley to escort the AP President Jackson to Brisbane for repairs on both.

CHINA:

Nothing to do here.

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.

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RE: 29 MAR 42 A good day... - 4/28/2013 4:58:07 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 29, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Shonon Maru #15, Shell hits 1, and is sunk (One 14" shell from the Arizona!)
xAK Nitiai Maru, Shell hits 11, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Arizona
BB Pennsylvania
CA Houston
CL Leander
CL Achilles
DD Helm
DD Cushing
DD Smith
DD Tucker
DD Cassin



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 92% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 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
PB Shonon Maru #15 sunk by BB Arizona at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Leander engages xAK Nitiai Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Helm engages xAK Nitiai Maru at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
xAK Nitiai Maru sunk by BB Pennsylvania at 5,000 yards
xAK Nitiai Maru sunk by BB Pennsylvania at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 96,134 Lots of subs around here. Our ASW screen is working well, so far!

Japanese Ships
SS I-7

Allied Ships
DD Meredith
CA Minneapolis
CA Indianapolis
DD La Triomphant
DD Selfridge
DD Cummings



SS I-7 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Meredith
I-7 diving deep ....
DD La Triomphant fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Selfridge fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Selfridge fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-7 eludes ASW attack from DD Cummings
DD Cummings cannot reach attack position over SS I-7
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-7 eludes ASW attack from DD Cummings
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Singapore at 50,84

Allied Ships
SS KXIII



SS KXIII is sighted by escort
KXIII bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Townsville at 95,144 (wipes sweat of of brow, whew... Need to move this TF to someplace more remote.

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
AO Sabine
DD Chew



SS I-19 launches 6 torpedoes at AO Sabine
I-19 diving deep ....
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew attacking submerged sub ....
DD Chew cannot establish contact with SS I-19
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania
BB Arizona
CA Houston
CL Achilles
CL Leander
DD Cassin
DD Tucker
DD Smith
DD Cushing
DD Helm

Japanese ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



BB Pennsylvania firing at 38th Division
BB Arizona firing at 4th/C Division
CA Houston firing at 38th Division
CL Achilles firing at 38th Division
CL Leander firing at 38th Division
DD Cassin firing at 38th Division
DD Tucker firing at 38th Division
DD Smith firing at 4th/A Division
DD Cushing firing at 38th Division
DD Helm firing at 38th Division


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Sub vs Sub: SS I-19 attacking SS S-39 at 97,147 - near Bowen Got to love sub on sub action, no matter the side!

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
SS S-39



SS I-19 launches 2 torpedoes at 4,000 yards


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Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 36



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 9
Hurricane IIb Trop x 22
P-40E Warhawk x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 6 destroyed Tally: 6 Oscars, 2 Hurricane

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



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/3rd Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.232 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.242 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 36



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 6
Hurricane IIb Trop x 14
P-40E Warhawk x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 4 destroyed Tally: 10 Oscars, 4 Hurricane

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



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/3rd Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 25950.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.232 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.242 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 27950.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 4
Hurricane IIb Trop x 6


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.232 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
No.242 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 57



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged


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


Airbase hits 30
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 46

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29



Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 3
Hurricane IIb Trop x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed Tally: 11 Oscars, 7 Hurricane

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIa Trop: 2 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed


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


Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIa Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.232 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.242 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters to 19990.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Shwebo , at 59,45

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged Tally: 11 Oscars, 8 Hurricane

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 damaged
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Buna at 99,129

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 13
F4F-3 Wildcat x 26
SBD-2 Dauntless x 25
SBD-3 Dauntless x 49


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 6 destroyed Tally: 11 Oscars, 6 Zeros, 8 Hurricane, 2 Wildcats

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-2 Dauntless: 4 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 8 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Teiryu Maru, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
xAK Asama Maru #2, Bomb hits 11, and is sunk
PB Keiko Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Nisso Maru, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
PB Kohuku Maru, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Kyo Maru #10, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
71 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x F4F-3 Wildcat sweeping at 18000 feet
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x F4F-3A Wildcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
8 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x F4F-3 Wildcat sweeping at 15000 feet
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (21 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
21 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Teiryu Maru
Massive explosion on xAK Asama Maru #2
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Nisso Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Asama Maru #2
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Kohuku Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Kyo Maru #10
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Keiko Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Buna at 99,129

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 22


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
PB Kohuku Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Kohuku Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5
Hurricane IIb Trop x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed Tally: 12 Oscars, 6 Zeros, 8 Hurricane, 2 Wildcats, 1 P-40

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
2-VI.G.V with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7



Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed Tally: 12 Oscars, 9 Zeros, 8 Hurricane, 2 Wildcats, 1 P-40

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2
Hurricane IIb Trop x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 4


No Japanese losses Tally: 12 Oscars, 9 Zeros, 9 Hurricane, 2 Wildcats, 1 P-40, 1 Buffalo

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
2-VI.G.V with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
6 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 9

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Lae , at 99,126

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 6


No Allied losses

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



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 6000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 27405 troops, 344 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 1002

Defending force 24733 troops, 451 guns, 557 vehicles, Assault Value = 985


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


Assaulting units:
4th Tank Regiment
48th Division
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Division
7th Tank Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
14th Army
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
Subic Bay Defenses
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
3rd/101st PA Battalion
Provisional GMC Gp
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
I Philippine Corps
301st Construction Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 55,103 (near Soerabaja)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13863 troops, 130 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 488

Defending force 3651 troops, 10 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Japanese adjusted assault: 509

Allied adjusted defense: 36

Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
402 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
5th Division

Defending units:
2nd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
MLD
Djojakarta Base Force
Soerabaja Base Force
Commandement Marine
Makassar Garrison Bn /1


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Ground combat at Vanimo (93,117)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1458 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 31

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 31 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Vanimo !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 832 troops, 44 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 982

Defending force 32938 troops, 395 guns, 432 vehicles, Assault Value = 1002

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



Assaulting units:
4th Marine Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
Subic Bay Defenses
21st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
192nd Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
31st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
14th PS Engineer Regiment
3rd/101st PA Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
301st Construction Battalion
I Philippine Corps
Provisional GMC Gp
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
4th Tank Regiment
1st Division
48th Division
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
47th Field AA Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
48th Field AA Battalion


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14528 troops, 207 guns, 329 vehicles, Assault Value = 589

Defending force 25831 troops, 231 guns, 176 vehicles, Assault Value = 740

Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported Over 150 casualties this day, that is devices disabled and either supply used up or
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled less effective LCUs. All good!
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
2/1st Ind Coy
1st Marine Raider Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
1st Australian Division
30th Australian Brigade
Lark Battalion
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
Rabaul Det. Base Force
21/22 Field Regiment
A Coy/NG Rifles
I Australian Corps
33rd Medium Regiment
15th RAAF Base Force
1st Medium Regiment
114th USAAF Base Force
Lark Bn /2

Defending units:
38th Division
4th/A Division
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th/C Division
16th Army
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment


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Post #: 608
RE: 29 MAR 42 A good day... - 4/28/2013 10:05:50 PM   
nashvillen


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30 MAR 42

CONUS:

147th(Sep) Inf Rgt arrives at Eastern USA and set to Strat move to San Francisco for deployment.

CANAL ZONE:

Nothing to do here.

NOPAC:

Nothing to do here.

CENTPAC:

Nothing to do here.

SOPAC

TF358, BBs Nevada and Oklahoma, get CL Perth, CL Phoenix, DD McCall, DD Ellet, DD Voyager, and DD La Triomphant. All except the Phoenix are lesser AAA units, so it doesn’t take much from the CV groups. This TF is going into PM this night to bombard again.

Leaving the Lexington group to cover the BBs. Sending Hornet and Yorktown to SE of Rossel Is. to counter the Japanese movements in the Solomans. Created an ASW TF of 2 DDs to lead the way. Set search to cover the NE sector which is where we expect the enemy to be.

Lexington group and ASW group moved to stay away from subs.

AV Tangier is dropped off at Luganville and AVD Hubert is picked up by TF 183. This boosts Luganville’s seaplane capacity and gives us a TF of 12 seaplane support to send forward as a AVP, AVD combo. This TF will go to Stewart Island to set up a base there.

TF182 picks up Port Svc units for deliver to Efate and Luganville for faster development of those bases.

Moved TF337 to a more remote location to keep the subs off of her.

DD Kity is put pierside at Brisbane for conversion to an APD.

ANZAC:

Pulling CL Detroit out of the repair queue at Brisbane. It only has one engine damage. She will pick up a DD or two that will be arriving from Sydney in two days and raid the Torres Strait.

CHINA:

Nothing to do here.

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.

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Post #: 609
RE: 29 MAR 42 A good day... - 4/28/2013 10:13:32 PM   
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We are continuing the bombardment of Port Moresby, the suppression of various airfields in the region. One CVTF is supporting the BB bombardments. Two of the CVTFs are moving to intercept surface groups moving into the Soloman Islands area. They are "leaking" single xAKs through the Torres Strait and we are pulling the Detroit and two of the Big E's escort DDs to set to patrol this area and try to put a halt to it.

Our long term goals are to start working our way up the Solomans to start isolating Rabaul before things can be built up. We have the 1st Marine Div coming online in 90 days. Luganville, Efate, and Ndeni are critical stepping stones to this with Lunga following shortly after that.

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Post #: 610
RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/29/2013 2:26:59 PM   
nashvillen


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 30, 42
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ASW attack near Kendari at 70,107 A hit, but no explosion...

Japanese Ships
DD Hasu
xAK Taizin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish



SS Swordfish launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hasu
Swordfish diving deep ....
DD Hasu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hasu attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hasu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hasu attacking submerged sub ....
SS Swordfish eludes ASW attack from DD Hasu
DD Hasu cannot establish contact with SS Swordfish
DD Hasu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130 So far, so good!

Allied Ships
BB Oklahoma
BB Nevada
CL Phoenix
CL Perth

Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



BB Oklahoma firing at 38th Division
BB Nevada firing at 4th/A Division
CL Phoenix firing at 38th Division
CL Perth firing at 16th Army


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 19,000 Yards Even better!

Japanese Ships
PB Tama Maru #8, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Nitiho Maru, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAK Nasusan Maru, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Nevada
BB Oklahoma
CL Perth
CL Phoenix
DD McCall
DD Ellet
DD Voyager
DD La Triomphant



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 19,000 yards
PB Tama Maru #8 sunk by BB Oklahoma at 19,000 yards
BB Nevada fires at xAK Nasusan Maru at 19,000 yards
CL Phoenix fires at xAK Nitiho Maru at 19,000 yards
DD La Triomphant fires at xAK Nitiho Maru at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
BB Oklahoma engages xAK Nasusan Maru at 14,000 yards
DD La Triomphant engages xAK Nitiho Maru at 14,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages xAK Nasusan Maru at 14,000 yards
DD La Triomphant engages xAK Nasusan Maru at 14,000 yards
DD McCall engages xAK Nitiho Maru at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
xAK Nasusan Maru sunk by BB Oklahoma at 10,000 yards
DD Voyager engages xAK Nitiho Maru at 10,000 yards
DD McCall engages xAK Nitiho Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Oklahoma engages xAK Nitiho Maru at 7,000 yards
xAK Nitiho Maru sunk by BB Nevada at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Broome at 62,127

Japanese Ships
APD Hagi

Allied Ships
SS KXVII, hits 2



SS KXVII is sighted by escort
KXVII bottoming out ....
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi attacking submerged sub ....
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 4
B-339D x 1
Hurricane IIb Trop x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
2-VI.G.V with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42



Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2
B-339D x 1
Hurricane IIb Trop x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
38 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
1-VI.G.V with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
2-VI.G.V with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 94 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
G3M2 Nell x 24



No Japanese losses


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


Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 21000 feet
2 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Deboyne Islands at 102,138 Uh, oh...

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet. I take responsibility for this. I moved them to this location. Should have put the CAP on 40%, it would have helped cull or break up the attackers better.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft 226 aircraft (including the 28 CAP) is three carriers, the rest of the KB.
A6M2 Zero x 53
B5N2 Kate x 84
D3A1 Val x 61



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 6
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CA Vincennes, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CA Minneapolis, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CV Lexington, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires Not listed as sunk, will see what the turn shows...
CV Yorktown, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
CA Indianapolis
DD Selfridge
CL Nashville, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1
DD Drayton
DD Meredith
CA Portland, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Aylwin
DD Cummings



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
29 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
20 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
20 x D3A1 Val bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-2 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-42 with F4F-3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CV Lexington
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Lexington If they can put the fires out, she might get back to port.
Fuel storage explosion on CV Yorktown
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Portland


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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 57



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged


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


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 13

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 57
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
CW-22 Falcon: 6 damaged


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


Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 26

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
32 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rossel Island at 105,138 Some payback! Love those 1000 lb bombs! No torpedo hits... Damn Devastators...

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28



Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 10
F4F-3 Wildcat x 11
SBD-2 Dauntless x 25
SBD-3 Dauntless x 71
TBD-1 Devastator x 26


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
TBD-1 Devastator: 4 destroyed
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships Two more big carriers damaged severely. Hopefully the fires are enough to sink them. Japanese damage control sucks! This will put them down to one CV and the rest of the small stuff. We still have the Hornet and the Enterprise in 26 days.
CV Akagi, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Zuikaku, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Suresushio
DD Shikinami
DD Urakaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Tachekaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hayashio
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 2
CL Tama, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Oboro



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x TBD-1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 13000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
15 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged: They have been moving and combining aircraft to compensate for the earlier losses.
Akagi-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Kaga class CV
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Akagi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Tachekaze
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Urakaze
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Tama


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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 83,55 , near Nanchang

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 60
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 67
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 16
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 2


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

No Allied losses


Allied ground losses: AVG, even with just 2 P40s is doing their job. Instead of 800 casualties, only 200!
226 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
AVG/1st Sqn with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 3rd New Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6


No Allied losses

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



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 20th Chinese Corps, at 83,51 , near Wuchang

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 31



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
31 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 100 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Broome at 62,127

Japanese Ships
APD Hagi

Allied Ships
SS KXVII, hits 1



SS KXVII launches 4 torpedoes at APD Hagi
KXVII bottoming out ....
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Hagi attacking submerged sub ....
APD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 27397 troops, 344 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 1002

Defending force 24660 troops, 451 guns, 554 vehicles, Assault Value = 976


Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st Division
48th Division
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
14th Army
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
48th Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
21st PA Infantry Division
14th PS Engineer Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
4th Marine Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
31st PA Infantry Division
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
Subic Bay Defenses
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
3rd/101st PA Battalion
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
301st Construction Battalion
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
I Philippine Corps
Provisional GMC Gp
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment


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Ground combat at 55,103 (near Soerabaja)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13823 troops, 130 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 484

Defending force 3335 troops, 9 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese adjusted assault: 108

Allied adjusted defense: 10

Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

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


Allied ground losses:
441 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 111 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
5th Division

Defending units:
Commandement Marine
Soerabaja Base Force
MLD
Djojakarta Base Force
Makassar Garrison Bn /1


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Ground combat at Clark Field (79,76)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 827 troops, 44 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 973

Defending force 32925 troops, 395 guns, 432 vehicles, Assault Value = 1002

Japanese ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Assaulting units:
4th Marine Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
14th PS Engineer Regiment
Subic Bay Defenses
21st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
1st PA Constabulary Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
194th Tank Battalion
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
3rd/101st PA Battalion
I Philippine Corps
Provisional GMC Gp
Clark Field USAAF Base Force
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
301st Construction Battalion
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
48th Division
4th Tank Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Division
7th Tank Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
47th Field AA Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Army
48th Field AA Battalion


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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14520 troops, 208 guns, 329 vehicles, Assault Value = 591

Defending force 25744 troops, 231 guns, 176 vehicles, Assault Value = 737

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



Assaulting units:
2/1st Ind Coy
30th Australian Brigade
1st Australian Division
Lark Battalion
Port Moresby Brigade
1st Marine Raider Battalion
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
21/22 Field Regiment
A Coy/NG Rifles
114th USAAF Base Force
Rabaul Det. Base Force
I Australian Corps
1st Medium Regiment
15th RAAF Base Force
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
1st Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Division
4th/A Division
4th/C Division
16th Army
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment



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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/29/2013 7:49:12 PM   
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Mike, the CV loss is by no means your fault.

Had you changed it to 40% another 5 Wildcats on CAP would have the same results. I would have moved them to the exact same spot, with 30% CAP just like you did. The ONLY time I put more than 30% CAP is when I am WANTING to draw enemy planes over my CVs to bring a fight to them, drain their AC, and then attack the next turn or two or if I am holding my bombers back from naval attack, and I am in highly contested airspace.

This is a good exchange in my opinion. They're hurt very bad. If those two CVs aren't sunk, they're going to be in the yard for a long time instead of escorting more invasions. We still have the Big E in the shipyard undergoing repairs and upgrades...and the Hornet is still sailing strong South of Port Moresby, which they will NOT be able to take. They cannot take Port Moresby and Noumea now. We have done a good job of stopping them at Port Moresby, we've taken at least three of their fleet CVs with us.. for all I know, they could lose one of these two yet...either to sub or lack of damage control or FOW (Actually sunk). The Lexington could still make it...she appears to be badly hurt, but you never know.

Just remember this... Japan has ONE CV operational from the KB at the moment. ONE, and it is March 42'. We have two in the SoPac, a third critical, and Harvey has one or two in the IO. I am loving our current situation.

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/29/2013 10:29:50 PM   
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Lex sank

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/29/2013 10:31:26 PM   
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I didn't see that in the reports. I saw the Yorktown listed, but not the Lexington.

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/29/2013 10:38:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: denisonh

Lex sank


More than likely..but it never said so in the report...

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/29/2013 10:40:51 PM   
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During the replay it came up with the glug glug Lexington sinks

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/29/2013 10:41:59 PM   
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Then it did..I still haven't watched replay.

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/29/2013 11:21:31 PM   
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Drat, I was hoping... I don't listen to the sound. All the machine guns shooting bother my hearing.

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/30/2013 1:18:37 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: denisonh

During the replay it came up with the glug glug Lexington sinks

If you mean the sounds you hear during the "Ship Damage Repair" phase just after the air action and before the land combat, that could have been a Japanese CV making the glugs! Fingers crossed!

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/30/2013 1:32:36 AM   
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OH, I just had an idea. If I delete all the sounds in the sounds folder except the ones I want to hear, will the game still work?

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 4/30/2013 2:03:07 AM   
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The bitch is gone, deal with it

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 5/1/2013 2:10:29 PM   
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Well, denisonh is right. They are both sunk...

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 5/1/2013 3:10:35 PM   
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I kinda thought the two torpedoes with the bomb hits might have to much.

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 5/1/2013 3:14:36 PM   
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This is compiled from several people, including my partners. I don't take credit for any part of it, but I think is a good general note of our strategic position at this time:

The second battle of Coral Sea ends up being a draw. We lost Lexington and Yorktown to what is reported as one sunk and one severely damaged Japanese CVs. After our other victory at the, now called, first battle of Coral Sea where we lost one CV, the Saratoga, to, what is looking like, two large CVs and one medium CV. This leaves the Japanese with just either the Soyru or Hiryu operational in March of 1942. We don’t like our losses, but the strategic implication of losing over 80% of the KB striking power is daunting to our opponents. Yes, the one severely damaged CV may make it back for repairs, but those will be six months or more. The Enterprise will be out of repairs in less than a month, and her, combined with the Hornet and the Wasp in less than two months along with the British carriers in the India area should be enough to keep the rest of the smaller CVLs and CVEs at bay.

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 5/1/2013 5:06:51 PM   
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31 MAR 1942

General note: The second battle of Coral Sea ends up being a draw. We lost Lexington and Yorktown to what is reported as one sunk and one severely damaged Japanese CVs. After our other victory at the, now called, first battle of Coral Sea where we lost one CV, the Saratoga, to, what is looking like, two large CVs and one medium CV. This leaves the Japanese with just either the Soyru or Hiryu operational in March of 1942. We don’t like our losses, but the strategic implication of losing over 80% of the KB striking power is daunting to our opponents. Yes, the one severely damaged CV may make it back for repairs, but those will be six months or more. The Enterprise will be out of repairs in less than a month, and her, combined with the Hornet and the Wasp in less than two months along with the British carriers in the India area should be enough to keep the rest of the smaller CVLs and CVEs at bay.

CONUS:

APD Colhoun is sent to Balboa as we are going to get a number of ships over the next couple of weeks.

AM Bayfield is sent from San Francisco to LA to escort the new APs from there to San Francisco.

CANAL ZONE:

TK Camden arrives at Balboa. Formed up with APD Little for the 11 day run to LA.

NOPAC:

Nothing to do here.

CENTPAC:

AV Langley is out of the repair docks at Pearl. She survived Mania and is now ready to add to the war effort! Formed her up with the AO Pecos and the AM Vireo. Will be sent to Pago Pago for further distribution from there. AM Vireo will return to Pearl.

The BBs under upgrade at Pearl will be ready in 10 days. Do we want to send them to help pound the troops at PM?

SOPAC:

The BB load rearm rate with the AKEs at Townsville will slow our bombardment schedule down a bit, but we should be able to pound PM 2-3 times a week on a non-repeating schedule.

TF287 is moving away from Rossel Island until the dust clears. The AVP and AVD there wouldn’t last long with the warships in the area. The other sets should be in position at Rennell Island and Stewart Island tomorrow. We can then move some search aircraft forward.

ANZAC:

The AKEs at Townsville are disbanded and the escorts sent back to Sydney. Harvey, they are 16 knot escorts. If you need them for your upcoming operation, please feel free to intercept them and use them.

The AKEs can only load ½ of the BBs ammo in a day. And it took quite a bit of their supply. Geesh, BB rounds cost a lot!

CHINA:

10th Construction is sent to Chengtu to help build the AF there for training.

RUSSIA:

Nothing to do here.

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 5/1/2013 7:11:49 PM   
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What are your thoughts on stopping the BB bombardments for the moment, and send the Hornet SE to pick up any stragglers? They can't have that much air cover left, and probably can't conduct flight opps on that last CV...my only concern is the enemy fleets still show CVs present, which I don't necessarily believe. It may not be worth it, as she is the only operational CV in the SOPAC at present..

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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 5/1/2013 7:12:21 PM   
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Proof of at least one Jap CV sunk.




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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 5/1/2013 7:14:26 PM   
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Check out the capital ship losses to date, keeping in mind FOW.

We have lost a good chunk of pre WW2 cruisers, too.






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RE: 30 MAR 42 A not so good day... - 5/1/2013 7:16:18 PM   
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I have a screenshot of the area... lots of action happening, but I need to tend to some work related stuff as I was gone to OKC for the Oklahoma Grain and Feed annual meeting all of yesterday. Yes, we did play golf. I have played 45 holes of golf since Sunday noon. :)

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RE: May is upon us - 5/1/2013 7:17:32 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: denisonh

The bitch is gone, deal with it


Nope, she is still there. I had lunch with her and the kids an hour ago...

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