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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/7/2013 8:03:40 PM   
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That is one motley collection of aircraft! Cap Mandrake and sprior have a similar mixed group they call the Burma Kitchen Sink Air Force. Perfect name.
Karachi Kitchen Sink Air Force is even better because of the alliteration.

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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/7/2013 10:48:01 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 01, 43

Battle of New Caledonia and Espiritu Santo.

After a month of preparation, we Allies make a another invasion. And the target is Espiritu Santo then New Caledonia. The defense force here were pulled back by Hongye San in the last two months except one LV7 Airfield Base Nendi. So I don't expect much resistance once our troops land on the ground. A combination of land base planes plus Kido Butai is the number one concern here.

So a few days ago I sent out a bait fleet, including one light carrier CVL Hermes, and a few dozen transports and pretend I'll invade Marcus Island. The combined fleet was anchored at Truk and totally bite the bait. The whole fleet moves to north on the night of Nov. 1st and the most pleasing part is that: USS Cod managed to shot Japanese fleet carrier Amagi twice, with two torpedoes hits and caused the fuel storage to explode.
CV Amagi was believed to sunk 1 day later when getting close to Truk.

This is the first Japanese fleet carrier that Allies ever sunk and it's also the first carriers brought down by submarines. Congratulations on USS Cod!

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Sub attack near Truk at 114,103

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
DD Hatsukaze
DD Yugumo
DD Kasumi
DD Natsugumo
DD Isokaze
DD Hayashio

Allied Ships
SS Cod


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Sub attack near Truk at 114,103

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kasumi

Allied Ships
SS Cod, hits 4

SS Cod launches 6 torpedoes at CV Amagi







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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/7/2013 10:50:31 PM   
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USS Skate also sneaked through the Japanese ASW perimeter and made the attempt to attack CV Kaga during the daytime, but unfortunately the torpedoes missed.

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Sub attack near Truk at 115,101

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
DD Hatsukaze
DD Yugumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Isokaze
DD Hayashio
DD Yukikaze

Allied Ships
SS Skate

SS Skate launches 6 torpedoes at CV Kaga




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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/7/2013 10:55:29 PM   
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During the daytime of Nov 1st,

TF58 bombed Nendi and completed shut down the airport there. 4E bombers from East Australia also shut down LV9 Airfield Koumac and LV7 Airfield Noumea.

The Allies' move is undetected until the last minute of the whole action. Imperial Japan is surprised this time and still remorse for the loss of CV Amagi.

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Afternoon Air attack on Ndeni , at 120,143

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 24

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 106
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 136
SBD-5 Dauntless x 118
TBF-1 Avenger x 72

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed, 11 damaged
N1K1-J George: 8 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 11 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak
SBD-5 Dauntless: 5 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 6 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 21
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 112

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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 57
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 15

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 30
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 84


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Morning Air attack on Noumea , at 115,160

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-24J Liberator x 51

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 32
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 57






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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/7/2013 10:57:24 PM   
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There are quite old planes for sure. But damn they can still fight.

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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

That is one motley collection of aircraft! Cap Mandrake and sprior have a similar mixed group they call the Burma Kitchen Sink Air Force. Perfect name.
Karachi Kitchen Sink Air Force is even better because of the alliteration.


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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/9/2013 7:58:14 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 02, 43


Allies bombarded Luganville, anoter lv7 airfield is neutralized.
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Naval bombardment of Luganville at 120,150

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 109 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 5 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Quincy
CA San Francisco
CA Minneapolis
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
CA Chester
CA Northampton
CA Portland
CL Mobile
CL Birmingham
CL Santa Fe
CL Denver
CL Montpelier
CL Cleveland
CL St. Louis
DD Waller
DD Taylor
DD Schroeder
DD Saufley
DD Renshaw
DD Fullam
DD Cony
DD Bennett
DD Anthony
DD Ammen

Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 12 (3 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Airbase hits 87
Airbase supply hits 19
Runway hits 247
Port hits 89
Port supply hits 8

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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/9/2013 8:07:01 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 03, 43

Espiritu Santo Turkey Hunt

Kido Butai is still 2 days away and maybe Hongye San think it will too late. So the Empire sent out a major strike from Guadalcanal Island.
However, it's 12 hexes from Lunga to Luganville, the furthest place N1k1 George can go even with drop tanks. The escort is extremely ineffective at this distance and just a few planes penetrated the Allies' defense but scored zero.

More then 400 Japs Naval fighters and torpedo bombers were shot down and Allies only lost less than 25 Hellcats. It's reported that the Empire lost more than 150 experienced pilots in this attack while Allies had dozens of pilots promoted to aces.

It's just like a Mariana Turkey Hunt except that it's half a year earlier. I guess it's a good lesson for the Japanese that only keep land base naval attack within the standard range of their fighters.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 52
P1Y1 Frances x 33

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 52
F6F-3 Hellcat x 634

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 14 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 23 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CA Suffolk


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


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 44
N1K1-J George x 75

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 51
F6F-3 Hellcat x 631

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 26 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed by flak
N1K1-J George: 39 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Lexington II


Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 18
G4M1 Betty x 31
N1K1-J George x 19

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 51
F6F-3 Hellcat x 616

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 21 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K1-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Anzio

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 33
N1K1-J George x 28

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 51
F6F-3 Hellcat x 606

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 18 destroyed, 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K1-J George: 12 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVL Cowpens

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 6000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 15

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 50
F6F-3 Hellcat x 585

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances x 20

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 44
F6F-3 Hellcat x 527

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
N1K1-J George x 26
P1Y1 Frances x 22

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 52
F6F-3 Hellcat x 571

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 11 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 10
N1K1-J George x 5

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 52
F6F-3 Hellcat x 568

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6
N1K1-J George x 14

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 52
F6F-3 Hellcat x 562

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 8 destroyed

No Allied losses


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 7
P1Y1 Frances x 6

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 50
F6F-3 Hellcat x 546

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
B6N2 Jill x 9

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 49
F6F-3 Hellcat x 537

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Vanua Lava at 121,148

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 12
N1K1-J George x 2

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 46
F6F-3 Hellcat x 522

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 7 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



同时盟军在7级机场Vanua Lava和卢干维尔同时登陆。远渡重洋千里迢迢从印度赶来的印度第八师和32nd坦克旅登陆了Vanua Lava,不过没有发现日军;登陆卢干维尔则是解放了瑙鲁岛,歼敌过万的美军43师和澳9师,双方战力差距悬殊,预计两地可以迅速拿下,成为盟军的桥头堡。
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Amphibious Assault at Vanua Lava (121,148)

TF 129 troops unloading over beach at Vanua Lava, 121,148

Allied ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 70 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 62 (4 destroyed, 58 disabled)

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Amphibious Assault at Luganville (120,150)

TF 175 troops unloading over beach at Luganville, 120,150

Allied ground losses:
539 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 112 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 104 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 70 (1 destroyed, 69 disabled)
Vehicles lost 84 (2 destroyed, 82 disabled)


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Ground combat at Luganville (120,150)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1465 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 25532 troops, 479 guns, 618 vehicles, Assault Value = 790

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

Assaulting units:
85th Naval Guard Unit
44th JNAF AF Unit /2

Defending units:
43rd Infantry Division
9th Australian Division
Thirteenth USAAF
209th Field Artillery Battalion







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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/9/2013 8:07:42 PM   
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Allies won a great victory in the A2A battle.




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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/9/2013 8:11:17 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 04, 43

We captured Luganville and Vanua Lava without much difficulties.

And the intelligence showed that Kido Butai is still near Rabual and at least two days away.
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Ground combat at Luganville (120,150)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 23525 troops, 479 guns, 568 vehicles, Assault Value = 810

Defending force 1419 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 529

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 529 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Luganville !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
752 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (9 destroyed, 7 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
43rd Infantry Division
9th Australian Division
94th Cst AA Rgt /1
40th USN SeaBees /1
37th Aviation Base Force /1
34th USN SeaBees /1
209th Field Artillery Battalion
37th USN SeaBees /1
501st Cst AA Rgt /1
34th Aviation Base Force /1
184 Wing /1
Thirteenth USAAF
802nd EAB /1
4th USN SeaBees /1

Defending units:
85th Naval Guard Unit
44th JNAF AF Unit /2


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Ground combat at Vanua Lava (121,148)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 17586 troops, 404 guns, 654 vehicles, Assault Value = 698

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

Allied adjusted assault: 1340

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1340 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Vanua Lava !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
8th Indian Division
32nd Army Tank Brigade
106th USN Base Force
331st Construction Regiment
857th Engineer Aviation Battalion
182nd USAAF Base Force
North Pacific
30th Aviation Base Force
Tenth USAAF
XI US Corps
4th Field Artillery Battalion
165th Field Artillery Battalion
48th USN Naval Construction Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
7th USN Naval Const Rgt /2
41st USN Naval Construction Battalion
8th USN Naval Const Rgt /2





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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/9/2013 8:31:08 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 09, 43

In the past a few days Allies were busy occupying the bases in NC and Espiritu Santo.

However, bad news comes today, USS Bunker Hill was hit by two torpedoes while patrolling, and medium damaged. The estimate repair time is 3 months.

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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
TK Teiyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
TK Ojikasan Maru
TK Meisan Maru
E W-26
E W-25

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish

Massive explosion on TK Teiyo Maru


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Sub attack near Vanikoro at 124,146

Japanese Ships
SS I-41, hits 2

Allied Ships
DE Burden R. Hastings, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DE Gilmore

SS I-41 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Burden R. Hastings

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Submarine attack near Vanikoro at 124,146

Japanese Ships
SS I-8, hits 10, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Bache
BB Prince of Wales
BB Massachusetts
BC Repulse
CA Exeter
CA Wichita
CA Vincennes
CA Astoria
CA Portland
CL Mobile
CL Cleveland
CL St. Louis
CLAA Reno
CLAA San Diego
DD Radford
DD LaVallette
DD Hazelwood
DD Eaton
DD Conner
DD Chevalier
DD Bullard
DD Brownson
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Wadsworth
DD Trathen
DD Thatcher
DD Terry


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Sub attack near Vanikoro at 124,145

Japanese Ships
SS I-177, hits 2

Allied Ships
CV Bunker Hill, Torpedo hits 2
BB Prince of Wales
BB Massachusetts
BC Repulse
CA Exeter
CA Wichita
CA Vincennes
CA Astoria
CA Portland
CL Mobile
CL Cleveland
CL St. Louis
CLAA Reno
CLAA San Diego
DD Radford
DD LaVallette
DD Hazelwood
DD Eaton
DD Conner
DD Chevalier
DD Bullard
DD Brownson
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Wadsworth
DD Trathen
DD Thatcher
DD Terry

SS I-177 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Bunker Hill
DD Wadsworth fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Trathen fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Thatcher fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Terry attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/9/2013 8:34:00 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 10, 43

Japanese tried to sneak in a few transport to New Zealand. But is intercepted Allies' SCTF and all sent to the bottom of sea.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Norfolk Island at 113,168, Range 21,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Kanko Maru, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Sinsyu Maru, Shell hits 42, and is sunk
xAK Eihuku Maru, Shell hits 39, and is sunk
xAK Kasagi Maru, Shell hits 32, and is sunk
xAK Hirota Maru, Shell hits 23, and is sunk
xAK Kogyoku Maru, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
xAK Kensin Maru, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PB Zosen Maru, Shell hits 15, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Emerald
CL Danae
CL Marblehead
CL Caradoc, Shell hits 1
DD Sigsbee
DD Spence
DD Stanly
DD Stevens
DD Nicholson
DD Swanson
DD Aaron Ward
DD Stuart




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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/9/2013 8:42:01 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 18, 43


After Australia 6th Division conquered Noumea, the New Caledonia/Espiritu Santo campaign comes to an end.

Allies spend almost a year to bring the situation back to just like the end of 1942.

Fiji and New Zealand are isolated now and there are at least 50,000 Japs on this two places.

Allies will build up the NC area and wait for the next chance to move forward.


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Ground combat at Noumea (115,160)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3146 troops, 112 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 129

Defending force 268 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 124

Japanese adjusted defense: 7

Allied assault odds: 17 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied forces CAPTURE Noumea !!!

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

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

Assaulting units:
6th Australian/A Div /11
6th Australian/C Div /10

Defending units:
45th Const Co





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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/29/2013 1:55:00 PM   
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I have been to Hawaii for vacation and just came back

I'll continue to update the combat here

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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 1/28/2014 1:14:30 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 20, 43

Portland Roads is empty for the Allies to grab.
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Ground combat at Portland Roads (91,132)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 80151 troops, 1561 guns, 3576 vehicles, Assault Value = 3496

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

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 6

Allied adjusted assault: 5829

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 5829 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied forces CAPTURE Portland Roads !!!

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

Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
37th Infantry Division
754th Tank Battalion
1st Army Tank Regiment
2/5th Armoured Regiment
2/7th Armoured Regiment
2/8th Armoured Regiment
194th Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
4th Armoured Brigade
151st Combat Engineer Regiment
3rd Motor Brigade
2/11th Armoured Car Battalion
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
192nd Tank Battalion
2/9th Armoured Regiment
2/4th Armoured Regiment
25th Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd Army Tank Brigade
30th Coast AA Regiment
147th Field Artillery Regiment
13th Australian Hvy AA Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
14th USN Naval Construction Battalion
1st Medium Regiment
2/16th Field Regiment
13th USN Naval Construction Battalion
203rd Coast AA Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Australian Army
NW Aus Aviation Rgt
2/9th Field Regiment
109th Tank Attack Regiment
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment
205th Coast AA Regiment
2nd Marine Defense Battalion
198th Field Artillery Battalion
154th FA Bn
217th Coast AA Regiment
206th Coast AA Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
22nd USN Naval Construction Battalion
216th Coast AA Regiment
2/3rd Light AA Regiment
33rd Medium Regiment

Defending units:
30th JNAF AF Unit /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 24, 43

After a few days of preparation, Allies started the battle of Fiji.

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Morning Air attack on Nadi , at 131,160

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 18
B-24J Liberator x 48

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 33
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 65


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Morning Air attack on Nadi , at 131,160

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator x 24

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21


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Morning Air attack on Nadi , at 131,160

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 50

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 41

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 25, 43


CVE Casablanca is lost today...
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Sub attack near Suva at 132,160

Japanese Ships
SS RO-37

Allied Ships
CVE Casablanca, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CLAA Prince Robert
DD Mahan
DD Lang
DD O'Brien
DD Hughes
DD Thompson
DD Gansevoort
DD Sigourney
DD Claxton
DD Warramunga
DD Arunta
DD Downes
DD Preston

Submarine attack near Nadi at 131,160

Japanese Ships
SS RO-37, hits 11, heavy damage


TF58 send out strike wave and sunk Japanese ships fleeing from Fiji.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kabara at 134,165

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 156
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 36
SBD-5 Dauntless x 54
TBF-1 Avenger x 36

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
ACM Hozugawa Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AKE Rasin Maru, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AS Nagoya Maru, Bomb hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
ACM Heimei Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
ACM Ogashima, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
ACM Urashio Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AR Yamabiko Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
ACM Yasushima Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
AD Shofuku Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
AG Nisshun Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
AMc Fumi Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ACM Hagoromo Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lakeba at 135,161

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 48
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 36

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
E Hashidate, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
AV Kunikawa Maru, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk


The landing action was smooth and quick, there is no doubt of winning battle of Fiji now.
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Ground combat at Suva (132,160)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 8336 troops, 56 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 453

Defending force 20585 troops, 500 guns, 340 vehicles, Assault Value = 801

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

Assaulting units:
Kure 5th SNLF
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Garrison Unit
302nd Ind.Infantry Battalion
87th Naval Guard Unit
13th JAAF AF Bn
28th JNAF AF Unit
24th Air Defense AA Regiment
1st Air Army
2nd Provisional Base Force
39th Field AA Machinecannon Company
105th JAAF AF Bn
15th JNAF AF Unit
6th Naval Construction Battalion
2nd JAAF Base Force
4th Fleet
26th Air Defense AA Regiment
10th JNAF AF Unit
4th Field AF Construction Battalion
Southeast Area Fleet
52nd JNAF AF Unit
49th JNAF AF Unit
111th Naval Construction Battalion
2nd Naval Construction Battalion
18th JAAF Base Force /6

Defending units:
33rd Infantry Division
2nd Marine Division


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Ground combat at Nadi (131,160)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1538 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 73

Defending force 31771 troops, 698 guns, 1259 vehicles, Assault Value = 1012

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

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 5th SNLF
38th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
150th RAC Regiment
2nd NZ Division
42nd Cavalry Regiment
43rd Cavalry Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
44th Cavalry Regiment
10th Indian Division

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 27, 43

Nadi falls and next is Suva.
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Ground combat at Nadi (131,160)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34230 troops, 728 guns, 1259 vehicles, Assault Value = 1141

Defending force 638 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Allied adjusted assault: 930

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 930 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
689 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 93 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
Fiji Brigade
44th Cavalry Regiment
2nd NZ Division
43rd Cavalry Regiment
42nd Cavalry Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
10th Indian Division

Defending units:
38th JNAF AF Unit


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38th JNAF AF Unit Wiped Out at Nadi by attrition!!!

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 03, 43


First attack on Suva.
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Ground combat at Suva (132,160)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 80334 troops, 1594 guns, 2593 vehicles, Assault Value = 3358

Defending force 28919 troops, 237 guns, 195 vehicles, Assault Value = 453

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 2483

Japanese adjusted defense: 883

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 5

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

Japanese ground losses:
4403 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 179 disabled
Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 114 disabled
Engineers: 71 destroyed, 57 disabled
Guns lost 77 (6 destroyed, 71 disabled)
Vehicles lost 22 (13 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1617 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 209 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 36 disabled
Guns lost 39 (2 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Vehicles lost 54 (1 destroyed, 53 disabled)

Assaulting units:
33rd Infantry Division
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
24th Infantry Division
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
50th Tank Brigade
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
2nd Marine Division
255th Armoured Brigade
2nd NZ Division
10th Indian Division
South Pacific
20th USN Naval Construction Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
226th Field Artillery Battalion
23rd USN Naval Construction Regiment

Defending units:
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
16th Garrison Unit
Kure 5th SNLF
302nd Ind.Infantry Battalion
87th Naval Guard Unit
1st Air Army
26th Air Defense AA Regiment
4th Fleet
13th JAAF AF Bn
Southeast Area Fleet
28th JNAF AF Unit
4th Field AF Construction Battalion
2nd Naval Construction Battalion
24th Air Defense AA Regiment
111th Naval Construction Battalion
2nd JAAF Base Force
105th JAAF AF Bn
49th JNAF AF Unit
6th Naval Construction Battalion
10th JNAF AF Unit
2nd Provisional Base Force
39th Field AA Machinecannon Company
15th JNAF AF Unit
52nd JNAF AF Unit
18th JAAF Base Force /6

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 04, 43

Second day of battle.
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Ground combat at Suva (132,160)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 79193 troops, 1592 guns, 2592 vehicles, Assault Value = 3171

Defending force 25588 troops, 235 guns, 187 vehicles, Assault Value = 254

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 2007

Japanese adjusted defense: 551

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
3810 casualties reported
Squads: 154 destroyed, 66 disabled
Non Combat: 61 destroyed, 85 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 45 disabled
Guns lost 70 (16 destroyed, 54 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (1 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
700 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 59 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 55 (4 destroyed, 51 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
150th RAC Regiment
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
24th Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
2nd NZ Division
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
255th Armoured Brigade
50th Tank Brigade
2nd Marine Division
10th Indian Division
20th USN Naval Construction Regiment
South Pacific
226th Field Artillery Battalion
XXXIII Indian Corps
23rd USN Naval Construction Regiment

Defending units:
302nd Ind.Infantry Battalion
16th Garrison Unit
Kure 5th SNLF
87th Naval Guard Unit
4th Field AF Construction Battalion
28th JNAF AF Unit
39th Field AA Machinecannon Company
15th JNAF AF Unit
111th Naval Construction Battalion
24th Air Defense AA Regiment
1st Air Army
2nd JAAF Base Force
49th JNAF AF Unit
105th JAAF AF Bn
13th JAAF AF Bn
2nd Provisional Base Force
26th Air Defense AA Regiment
52nd JNAF AF Unit
2nd Naval Construction Battalion
10th JNAF AF Unit
6th Naval Construction Battalion
4th Fleet
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
Southeast Area Fleet
18th JAAF Base Force /6

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 06, 43

Suva falls to Allies' hand.

Ground combat at Suva (132,160)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 78944 troops, 1592 guns, 2590 vehicles, Assault Value = 3118

Defending force 23035 troops, 228 guns, 186 vehicles, Assault Value = 157

Allied adjusted assault: 2475

Japanese adjusted defense: 295

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Suva !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
5690 casualties reported
Squads: 99 destroyed, 69 disabled
Non Combat: 355 destroyed, 175 disabled
Engineers: 255 destroyed, 26 disabled
Guns lost 160 (115 destroyed, 45 disabled)
Vehicles lost 122 (120 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
1050 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 95 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled

Assaulting units:
33rd Infantry Division
2nd NZ Division
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
150th RAC Regiment
50th Tank Brigade
24th Infantry Division
255th Armoured Brigade
2nd Marine Division
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
1st USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
10th Indian Division
20th USN Naval Construction Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
226th Field Artillery Battalion
South Pacific
23rd USN Naval Construction Regiment

Defending units:
16th Garrison Unit
Kure 5th SNLF
87th Naval Guard Unit
10th JNAF AF Unit
Southeast Area Fleet
24th Air Defense AA Regiment
6th Naval Construction Battalion
105th JAAF AF Bn
13th JAAF AF Bn
4th Fleet
26th Air Defense AA Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Field AF Construction Battalion
2nd Naval Construction Battalion
49th JNAF AF Unit
1st Air Army
111th Naval Construction Battalion
39th Field AA Machinecannon Company
15th JNAF AF Unit
2nd JAAF Base Force
52nd JNAF AF Unit
28th JNAF AF Unit
2nd Provisional Base Force
18th JAAF Base Force /6

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 43

A few peaceful days without much things happening. LCU are cleaing up Fiji.

And today, a pleasantly surprise falls on the Allies.

A single Japanese CVE was attacked by Allies LBA and she is not gonna make it I guess.

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Morning Air attack on Kusaie Island , at 125,118

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 20

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 28

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 10 destroyed, 6 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 3


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Morning Air attack on Kusaie Island , at 125,118

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
PV-1 Ventura: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 4


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kusaie Island at 125,118

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 19

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 89
SBD-5 Dauntless x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVE Kaiyo, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires
DD Yamanagiri, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Uranami
DD Tadeyame

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
71 x F4F-4 Wildcat sweeping at 15000 feet *
11 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kaiyo-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 13 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Kaiyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Yamanagiri

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The end of 1943.






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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 2/25/2014 2:29:49 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 04, 44


Yamato and Musashi were spotted near Guadalcanal today. What are Japanese up to?

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ASW attack near Kirakira at 115,139

Japanese Ships
DD Natsugumo
BB Musashi
BB Yamato
CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Atago
DD Uranami
DD Ishikaze
DD Hikokaze
DD Satsukaze
DD Takakaze

Allied Ships
SS Darter

SS Darter launches 4 torpedoes at DD Natsugumo

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Submarine attack near Kirakira at 116,140

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi
BB Yamato
CA Kumano
CA Maya
DD Tadeshiwa
DD Natsugumo
DD Ishikaze
DD Hikokaze
DD Satsukaze
DD Takakaze

Allied Ships
SS Robalo, hits 18, and is sunk

SS Robalo is sighted by escort
DD Ishikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hikokaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Satsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Takakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ishikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hikokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Satsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
SS Robalo forced to surface!
DD Satsukaze firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Takakaze firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Ishikaze firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Hikokaze firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Takakaze firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


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Submarine attack near Kirakira at 115,139

Japanese Ships
E Kanju
E Manju
E Amakusa
E Hirado

Allied Ships
SS Darter, hits 24, on fire, heavy damage

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 09, 44

After a few weeks of preparation, Allies push forwards to Guadalcanal.

A heavy landing force landed at Ndeni today.
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Ground combat at Ndeni (120,143)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 7351 troops, 60 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 340

Defending force 49973 troops, 855 guns, 1073 vehicles, Assault Value = 1753

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

Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
82nd Naval Guard Unit
88th Naval Guard Unit
64th Naval Guard Unit
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
83rd Naval Guard Unit
18th Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 3rd SNLF /1
48th Field AA Battalion
41st Field AA Battalion
36th JNAF AF Unit
47th Field AA Battalion
26th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
24th Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
763rd Tank Battalion
3rd Marine Division
45th USN Naval Construction Battalion
3rd USN Naval Construction Regiment
38th USN Naval Construction Battalion
III Indian Corps
97th Field Artillery Battalion
39th Aviation Base Force
259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
39th USN Naval Construction Battalion
165th Field Artillery Battalion
7th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
44th USN Naval Construction Battalion
43rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
108th/2 Base Force


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 10, 44

The Naval guards in Ndeni didn't stand a chance against US Army and Marine divisions.

Ndeni falls today and the whole St Cruz islands were reclaimed by Allies. About 1 year after they were seized by the Japanese.


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Night Naval bombardment of Ndeni at 120,143

Japanese Ships
LB-118, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB Idaho
BB Colorado
CA Frobisher
CA Hawkins
CL Caradoc
CL Marblehead
CL Danae
CL Emerald
DD Aaron Ward
DD Swanson
DD Nicholson
DD Wickes
DD Walker
DD The Sullivans
DD Stevens
DD Stembel
DD Stanly
DD Sproston
DD Sigsbee
DD Abner Read

Japanese ground losses:
315 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 18 (4 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 26
Port hits 4


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Ground combat at Ndeni (120,143)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 43407 troops, 872 guns, 926 vehicles, Assault Value = 1757

Defending force 10364 troops, 144 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 332

Allied adjusted assault: 6808

Japanese adjusted defense: 523

Allied assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ndeni !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2908 casualties reported
Squads: 83 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 41 destroyed, 50 disabled
Engineers: 53 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 74 (61 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
522 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Assaulting units:
763rd Tank Battalion
24th Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
3rd Marine Division
259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
39th Aviation Base Force
3rd USN Naval Construction Regiment
39th USN Naval Construction Battalion
7th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
165th Field Artillery Battalion
4th Field Artillery Battalion
44th USN Naval Construction Battalion
43rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
45th USN Naval Construction Battalion
III Indian Corps
38th USN Naval Construction Battalion
108th/2 Base Force

Defending units:
88th Naval Guard Unit
19th Ind. Engineer Regiment
18th Naval Guard Unit
64th Naval Guard Unit
82nd Naval Guard Unit
83rd Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 3rd SNLF /1
41st Field AA Battalion
48th Field AA Battalion
47th Field AA Battalion
36th JNAF AF Unit
26th JAAF AF Bn

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 19, 44

During the past week there is only a few small air battles between Australia and Port Moresby.

Today Japanese raided unprotected Efate and score a dozen of small Allies ships.
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Morning Air attack on Efate , at 120,154

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
SC-742, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AV Albemarle, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC-1066, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC-749, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC-1069, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AG Arctic, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC-744, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ACM YP-279, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Masaya, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
ACM YP-284, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC-1064, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AG Zeeman, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AGP Jamestown, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC-706, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC-648, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC-750, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AG Argonne, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
SC-1065, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC-1067, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC-1068, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ACM YP-241, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC-644, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 1

Morning Air attack on Efate , at 120,154

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 59

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
SC-701, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AG Argonne, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AV Albemarle, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Port hits 1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 23, 44


In return Allies raided Eniwetok and scored a dozen of Japanese APDs.
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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 9
PV-1 Ventura x 15

Allied aircraft losses
PV-1 Ventura: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
APD Fuji, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Yomogi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
APD Tsuta, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Tade, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Hishu, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Kiku, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Hagi, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
APD Susuki, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
APD Aoi, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Port hits 8
Port supply hits 2

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 24, 44

Hongye San launched a major air offense operation targeted Ndeni, hundreds of Japanese planes swarmed in from 4 AFs.

Allies cap fought back and put up an strong resistance, Japanese suffered heavy losses, only scored a few small barges at the end of day.

Allies lost 130 fighters and Japanese lost 260 planes during the battle.

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Morning Air attack on Ndeni , at 120,143

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 44

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 60
Spitfire VIII x 40
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 170
F4U-1 Corsair x 107
F6F-3 Hellcat x 78

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 6 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x N1K5-J George sweeping at 39000 feet *

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (78 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
78 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.896 Sqn FAA with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 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 29 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 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 27 minutes
VMO-155 with F4U-1 Corsair (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
VMF-212 with F4U-1 Corsair (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
VMF-216 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
VMF-222 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
VMO-251 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 1 minutes
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 1 minutes
VMF-441 with F4U-1 Corsair (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
Raid is overhead
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 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
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
49th FG/8th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
343rd FG/18th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
8th FG/36th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (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 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
347th FG/68th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (19 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Ndeni , at 120,143

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 75

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 56
Spitfire VIII x 35
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 165
F4U-1 Corsair x 74
F6F-3 Hellcat x 53

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 2 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 8 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
39 x N1K5-J George sweeping at 39000 feet *

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
53 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 53 minutes
No.896 Sqn FAA with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
22 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VMO-155 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VMF-212 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VMF-216 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VMF-222 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VMO-251 with F4U-1 Corsair (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VMF-441 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 28450.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 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 45 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 39920 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
343rd FG/18th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8th FG/36th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 39920.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
347th FG/68th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Ndeni , at 120,143

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 12

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 50
Spitfire VIII x 30
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 155
F4U-1 Corsair x 35
F6F-3 Hellcat x 39

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 39 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.896 Sqn FAA with Spitfire VIII (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
21 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VMO-155 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VMF-212 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 67 minutes
VMF-216 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VMF-222 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VMO-251 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VMF-441 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 28450.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 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 13 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (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
49th FG/8th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 39920 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
343rd FG/18th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8th FG/36th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 39920.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
347th FG/68th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (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 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ndeni at 120,143

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 46
N1K1-J George x 47

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 51
Spitfire VIII x 30
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 166
F4U-1 Corsair x 77
F6F-3 Hellcat x 65

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
YMS-132
LCT-153
LCT-146
LCT-177, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-321
LCT-329
LCT-132
LCT-179, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-161, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-160
LCT-180
LCT-166, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
13 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
18 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ndeni at 120,143

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 51
B6N2 Jill x 52
N1K1-J George x 22
Ki-84r Frank x 31

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 51
Spitfire VIII x 30
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 161
F4U-1 Corsair x 77
F6F-3 Hellcat x 65

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 23 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 21 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 5 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 12 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
LCT-148
YMS-131

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Ndeni , at 120,143

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 48

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 47
Spitfire VIII x 29
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 156
F4U-1 Corsair x 76
F6F-3 Hellcat x 63

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 11 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 6 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
63 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 93 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11045 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VMO-155 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 31000
Raid is overhead
VMF-212 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 15700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VMF-216 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VMF-222 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VMO-251 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 138 minutes
VMF-441 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 93 minutes
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (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
49th FG/8th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 35760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
343rd FG/18th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8th FG/36th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 35760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (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 42000
Raid is overhead
347th FG/68th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (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 42000
Raid is overhead
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Ndeni , at 120,143

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 41,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K5-J George x 26

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 43
Spitfire VIII x 25
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 134
F4U-1 Corsair x 73
F6F-3 Hellcat x 63

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 7 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 63 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VMO-155 with F4U-1 Corsair (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 31000
Raid is overhead
VMF-212 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 15700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VMF-216 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VMF-222 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VMO-251 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 101 minutes
VMF-441 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 35760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
343rd FG/18th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8th FG/36th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 35760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 33680.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 39920.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
51st FG/449th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 16 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Ndeni , at 120,143

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 78

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 36
Spitfire VIII x 22
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 118
F4U-1 Corsair x 59
F6F-3 Hellcat x 63

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 2 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 7 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 9 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x N1K5-J George sweeping at 39000 feet *
10 x N1K5-J George sweeping at 39000 feet *

CAP engaged:
VF-33 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
63 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17015.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VMO-155 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VMF-212 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VMF-216 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VMF-222 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 17760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 70 minutes
VMO-251 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VMF-311 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VMF-422 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VMF-441 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 14760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 87 minutes
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
49th FG/8th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 35760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
343rd FG/18th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
8th FG/36th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 41760.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (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 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
80th FG/88th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 17 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters to 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
348th FG/342nd FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 39920.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
51st FG/449th FS with P-47D2 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 42000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ndeni at 120,143

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 33
N1K1-J George x 20

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 29
Spitfire VIII x 18
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 90
F4U-1 Corsair x 40
F6F-3 Hellcat x 63

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 23 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
LCT-169, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
YMS-131
LCT-329
LCT-172
YMS-242, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LCT-470

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 2/25/2014 2:58:57 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 01, 44

The battle of Marcus Island

Why Allies are making a kind of noise in the south, TF58 and landing ships made a big circle to the north and suddenly jumped out from northwest of Marcus island without alerting the Japanese.

The landing operation is expected tomorrow.




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RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive - 2/25/2014 3:02:16 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 02, 44

Allies are quite experienced about atoll landing now.

Hundreds of ships provided bombardment support and Allies LCU took Marcus island without much trouble.

6,000 Japanese troops were wiped out.

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Night Naval bombardment of Marcus Island at 123,85 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

34 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Biloxi
CL Mobile
CL Birmingham
CL Santa Fe
CL Denver
CL Montpelier
CL Cleveland
CL St. Louis
CL Newcastle
CL Hobart
CL Perth
CL Achilles
DD Remey
DD Stephen Potter
DD William Porter
DD Owen
DD Mullany
DD Miller
DD Hunt
DD Hopewell
DD Hickox
DD Halligan
DD Dortch
DD Colahan
DD Cogswell

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



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Naval bombardment of Marcus Island at 123,85 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

103 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BB Alabama
BB Massachusetts
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota
BB Washington
BB North Carolina
BC Renown
BC Repulse
CA Canberra II
CA Sussex
CA Shropshire
CA Boston
CA Baltimore
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Braine
DD Bradford
DD Boyd
DD Black
DD Bennett
DD Bell
DD Beale
DD Charles Badger
DD Bache, Shell hits 1
DD Charles Ausburne

Japanese ground losses:
899 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 74 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 60 (10 destroyed, 50 disabled)

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 76
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 2


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Naval bombardment of Marcus Island at 123,85 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

42 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
ACM Teshio Maru, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa
CA Exeter
CA Suffolk
CA Wichita
CA Vincennes
CA Quincy
CA San Francisco
CA Minneapolis
CA Astoria
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
CA Chester
CA Northampton
CA Portland
DD Luce
DD Isherwood, Shell hits 1
DD Ingersoll
DD Hoel, Shell hits 1
DD Heermann
DD Healy
DD Lewis Hancock
DD Hale
DD Charrette
DD Caperton

Japanese ground losses:
597 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 33 (3 destroyed, 30 disabled)

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 42
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 6


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Ground combat at Marcus Island (123,85)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2283 troops, 111 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 62

Defending force 10984 troops, 159 guns, 315 vehicles, Assault Value = 481

Japanese ground losses:
558 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
303rd Ind.Infantry Battalion
Combined 8th SNLF
56th JNAF AF Unit
3rd IJN Special Cst Gun Bn /3

Defending units:
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
201st(Sep) Infantry Regiment
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion


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Ground combat at Marcus Island (123,85)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 9661 troops, 156 guns, 287 vehicles, Assault Value = 478

Defending force 2521 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Allied adjusted assault: 314

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 314 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Marcus Island !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
3025 casualties reported
Squads: 119 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 121 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 80 (80 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 4

Allied ground losses:
646 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (4 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (5 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
201st(Sep) Infantry Regiment
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
303rd Ind.Infantry Battalion
Combined 8th SNLF
56th JNAF AF Unit
3rd IJN Special Cst Gun Bn /3

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