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RE: Downfall: The end of all bad things - 2/21/2012 7:38:49 PM   
AcePylut


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Well, I'm not really concerned by the CV ammo (but I will check it).  In the 10,000 tasks to do each turn, I figure that the carriers and escorts barely fired their AA guns (cuz hardly any ij planes got through to attack) , so their ammo should be good, so it's one less thing to worry about "this turn".

But then, that's just dumb.  They're carriers after all!  They should be checked each turn, and that I will do.

I';ve been keeping a pretty good eye on my fast raider fleets.  These guys, well it seems like they spend one day in the combat zone and are out of main gun ammo (due to surface action) and anti-air ammo (aircraft attacks) :)  I'm replenishing the small craft out of Okinawa and Iwo (AD's positioned appropriately - in fact I think I should move one up to fukue-Jima :) ) and sending anything with 10 or more damage to Guam/Manila.

< Message edited by AcePylut -- 2/21/2012 10:13:03 PM >

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RE: Downfall: The end of all bad things - 2/23/2012 1:39:43 AM   
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For a change, 9/9/45, I took the ops report and filtered out some of the less important stuff. Look at all the hits my search planes are reporting. I bet it's a lot of fow though.

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Sep 09, 45

LCI-448 damaged while beaching at Fukue-jima
LST-798 collides with LST-87 at 181 , 90
xAK John Lind collides with xAK Leon S. Merrill at 214 , 74
LCT-1159 collides with LCVP 533G at 80 , 72

a MTB K Class class MTB is reported HIT
a Japanese MTB is reported HIT
a MTB T1 class MTB is reported HIT
a Japanese MTB is reported HIT
a MTB T23+ class MTB is reported HIT
MTB G-545 is reported HIT
MTB G-545 is reported HIT
a Japanese E is reported HIT
a Japanese MTB is reported HIT
a MTB K Class class MTB is reported HIT
a CHa-1 class SC is reported HIT
a Japanese E is reported HIT
a Japanese MTB is reported HIT
a MTB T51 class MTB is reported HIT
a Japanese MTB is reported HIT
a Japanese MTB is reported HIT
ML G-604 is reported HIT
MTB G-538 is reported HIT
a Japanese MTB is reported HIT
a Japanese PG is reported HIT
a Ch-4 class SC is reported HIT

Allied forces CAPTURE Fukue-jima !!!

Asahikawa expands airfield to size 2
Nagoya expands airfield to size 7
Tokunoshima expands airfield to size 2

xAKL Nitiyu Maru is reported to have been sunk near Kaishu on Sep 09, 1945
Loss of DD Crane on Sep 09, 1945 is admitted
Loss of DMS Elliot on Sep 09, 1945 is admitted
SSX Ha-52 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 09, 1945
SSX Ha-57 is reported to have been sunk near Nakadori-jima on Sep 09, 1945
MTB G-1011 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 09, 1945
MTB G-1021 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 09, 1945
MTB G-154 is reported to have been sunk near Kagoshima on Sep 09, 1945
MTB G-466 is reported to have been sunk near Oita on Sep 09, 1945
ML G-603 is reported to have been sunk near Oita on Sep 09, 1945
Loss of CL Vincennes on Sep 09, 1945 is admitted
SC CHa-11 is reported to have been sunk near Fusan on Sep 08, 1945
SC CHa-70 is reported to have been sunk near Keijo on Sep 09, 1945
SC CHa-71 is reported to have been sunk near Keijo on Sep 09, 1945
SC CHa-72 is reported to have been sunk near Keijo on Sep 09, 1945
SC CHa-73 is reported to have been sunk near Keijo on Sep 09, 1945
SC CHa-78 is reported to have been sunk near Keijo on Sep 09, 1945
SC CHa-79 is reported to have been sunk near Keijo on Sep 09, 1945
SS Ha-D-135 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 09, 1945
SS Ha-D-151 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 09, 1945
SS Ha-D-152 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 09, 1945
SS Ha-D-153 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 09, 1945
SS Ha-D-154 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 09, 1945


More to come later.... quick notes: The CV Antietem took another torp and its survival will be a toss of the die. My "spread out invasion fleets" CAP held up again, but it's near the cracking point. Objective secured, Fukue-Jima is mine... time for the fleets to depart and my airforce to regain full strength.

The second round of island invasion is on the way, covered by more CVEs I have in the back, and other ships that didn't partake of the initial invasion. Estimated d-day is 5-7 days.

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RE: Downfall: The end of all bad things - 2/23/2012 4:42:21 AM   
BBfanboy


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Usually when naval search planes report attacking something and claim a hit, there really is a vessel at that hex and the size reported is usually right even if the specific class of vessel is a incorrect. The hits may or may not be real - the naval search skill has a lot to do with accuracy or the reports.
If they did get hits and sinkings you will not see them in the same day report. They will show up in the Op Report when the enemy admits the loss which could be days, weeks or even months later.

The numerous small craft reported sunk at the bottom of your Sept. 9 Op Report were not the ones attacked by naval search. They should appear in the Combat Report and likely were observed to sink during combat. Any that were damaged and sank later in the day but after your forces left the scene will not be reported sunk until a day or more later when your intel hears something.

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RE: Downfall: The end of all bad things - 2/24/2012 12:48:23 AM   
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This was a “slow” turn – the B29’s and long range fighters rested for the most part. I rushed the turn, and in my haste forgot to change settings on all my planes in the PI. Oh well, it happens, too many toys.

Initial plans for this turn will see my carriers departing from the area, as I now have the base and airfield. As I stand up on a mountain top like Liam Neeson in Clash of the Titans, I scream, “Release the Transports”!!!! and will use my C46 Commando’s to xport some units to Fukue-jima.

I’ll probably do a quick re-org of my lba, as the last Japanese holdouts in the PI banzai-ed and were all wiped out.

I think for today’s aar, I’ll just post the CR and my thoughts on it. I don’t really have the time today to filter it all out.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 09, 45
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Pre-Invasion action off Fukue-jima (101,58)

25 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
PF Long Beach
PF Poughkeepsie
AM Daring
AM Tern
AM Rail
AM Turkey
LCI-332


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


PF Long Beach fired at enemy troops
PF Poughkeepsie fired at enemy troops
AM Daring fired at enemy troops
AM Tern fired at enemy troops
AM Rail fired at enemy troops
AM Turkey fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Fukue-jima (101,58)

TF 221 troops unloading over beach at Fukue-jima, 101,58


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


The rest of my soldiers arrive at Fukue-jima

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Keijo at 102,50, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-70, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
SC CHa-71, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
SC CHa-72, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
SC CHa-73, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
SC CHa-78, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
SC CHa-79, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Paul Jones
DD Litchfield
DD King



Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Nagano R. crosses the 'T'
DD King engages SC CHa-72 at 2,000 yards
SC CHa-70 sunk by DD King at 2,000 yards
DD Litchfield engages SC CHa-79 at 2,000 yards
DD King engages SC CHa-73 at 2,000 yards
SC CHa-72 sunk by DD King at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
SC CHa-79 sunk by DD King at 3,000 yards
SC CHa-78 sunk by DD Paul Jones at 3,000 yards
SC CHa-73 sunk by DD King at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
DD King engages SC CHa-71 at 4,000 yards
DD Paul Jones engages SC CHa-71 at 4,000 yards
DD King engages SC CHa-71 at 4,000 yards
SC CHa-71 sunk by DD Paul Jones at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

Some sc’s trying to flee NorthWest Korea.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-544
MTB G-545
MTB G-546
MTB G-547

Allied Ships
BB Nevada
BB Idaho
BB New Mexico
CA Portland
CA Indianapolis
CA Chester
CL Richmond
CL Raleigh
DD Dunlap
DD Fanning
DD Talbot
DD Dent
DD Crosby
DD Kennison



Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 6,000 yards...
Range increases to 7,000 yards...
Range increases to 8,000 yards...
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Bombardment TF evades combat

Looks like my tf commander is staying on task, and going for the Bombardment. Good!


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ASW attack near Tsingtao at 96,48

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nitian Maru
SC CHa-77
SC CHa-76

Allied Ships
SS Stickleback, hits 11



SS Stickleback is sighted by escort
Stickleback bottoming out ....
SC CHa-77 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-76 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-77 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-77 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-77 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-77 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-77 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-77 is out of ASW ammo
SC CHa-77 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-878
MTB G-888
MTB G-1011, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-1021, Shell hits 5, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
CA Shropshire
DD Stephen Potter
DD Halsey Powell
DD Prichett
DD Remey
DD Renshaw
APA Rawlins
APA New Kent, Shell hits 2
APA Pickens, Torpedo hits 1
APA Sibley
AK Manderson Victory



Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
MTB G-1021 engages APA Pickens at 1,000 yards
MTB G-1011 engages APA Pickens at 1,000 yards
MTB G-1021 engages DD Renshaw at 1,000 yards
MTB G-1021 sunk by DD Remey at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
MTB G-878 engages APA Pickens at 2,000 yards
DD Remey engages MTB G-1011 at 2,000 yards
MTB G-1011 engages DD Halsey Powell at 2,000 yards
APA Sibley , APA Pickens screened from combat
- escorted by DD Renshaw , DD Remey , DD Prichett ,
DD Halsey Powell , DD Stephen Potter
MTB G-888 engages APA New Kent at 2,000 yards
MTB G-1011 engages APA New Kent at 2,000 yards
APA Sibley , APA Pickens screened from combat
- escorted by DD Renshaw , DD Remey , DD Prichett ,
DD Halsey Powell , DD Stephen Potter
MTB G-888 engages APA New Kent at 2,000 yards
MTB G-1011 engages APA New Kent at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
APA Sibley , APA Pickens screened from combat
- escorted by DD Renshaw , DD Remey , DD Prichett ,
DD Halsey Powell , DD Stephen Potter
BB Tennessee engages MTB G-1011 at 3,000 yards
MTB G-1011 sunk by CA Shropshire at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
APA Sibley , APA Pickens , APA New Kent ,
APA Rawlins , AK Manderson Victory screened from combat
- escorted by DD Renshaw , DD Remey , DD Prichett ,
DD Halsey Powell , DD Stephen Potter
Range increases to 5,000 yards
APA Sibley , APA Pickens screened from combat
- escorted by DD Renshaw , DD Remey , DD Prichett ,
DD Halsey Powell , DD Stephen Potter
APA Sibley , APA Pickens screened from combat
- escorted by DD Renshaw , DD Remey , DD Prichett ,
DD Halsey Powell , DD Stephen Potter
MTB G-888 engages APA New Kent at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
APA Sibley screened from combat
- escorted by DD Renshaw , DD Remey , DD Prichett ,
DD Halsey Powell , DD Stephen Potter
Task forces break off...

10%moonlight and max visibility of 1k yards. Perfect conditions for an MTB attack

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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-52, hits 6, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Meade
DD Frazier
PF San Pedro
AKA Lycoming
LSD Tortuga
LSD Comstock
LSD Casa Grande
AK Arcturus
DD Benson
DD Frankford
DD McCook



SSX Ha-52 is sighted by escort
DD Benson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Frankford fails to find sub and abandons search
DD McCook attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 98,65

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-201

Allied Ships
xAK Bucknell Victory
xAK Berea Victory
DD Patterson



SS Ha-201 is sighted by escort
DD Patterson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 11

Allied Ships
SS Devilfish



SS Devilfish is located by SC Ch 12
SC Ch 12 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kagoshima at 101,61, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-154, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans
CL Marblehead
CL Concord
DD McCall
DD Maury
DD Farragut
DD Dewey



Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
DD McCall engages MTB G-154 at 2,000 yards
MTB G-154 engages CA New Orleans at 2,000 yards
MTB G-154 engages DD Dewey at 2,000 yards
DD Farragut engages MTB G-154 at 2,000 yards
DD Maury engages MTB G-154 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Concord engages MTB G-154 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages MTB G-154 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
MTB G-154 sunk by DD Maury at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iki-shima at 102,57, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-3
E W-4
E W-30
E W-33

Allied Ships
CL Trenton
DD Benner
DD Hawkins
DD Clark



Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

Hmm, wonder what they’re unloading. Might have to station a Fast Raider fleet in this hex or nearby


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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-134, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Fanning
CA Chester
DD Dunlap
DD Kennison
DD Crosby
DD Dent



SS Ha-D-134 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Fanning
Ha-D-134 diving deep ....
DD Kennison fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crosby attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dent attacking submerged sub ....
DD Crosby attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dent fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crosby fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crosby attacking submerged sub ....
DD Crosby fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Crosby fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iki-shima at 102,57, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Kiji
E W-5
E W-6
E W-38

Allied Ships
CL Trenton
DD Benner
DD Hawkins
DD Clark



Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range closes to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

My fleet is out of ammo. What great skills my guy showed to break contact


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Oita at 104,59, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
ML G-212
ML G-321
ML G-430
ML G-603, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Robert Huntington
DD Eaton
DD Hudson



Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 3,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
Fujiwara U. crosses the 'T'
Range increases to 5,000 yards
ML G-603 sunk by DD Eaton at 5,000 yards
DD Eaton engages ML G-321 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Eaton engages ML G-321 at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Robert Huntington engages ML G-321 at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...

He keeps sending ML’s, I’ll keep sinking them :)

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Oita at 104,59, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-224
MTB G-234
MTB G-466, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Robert Huntington
DD Eaton
DD Hudson



Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
MTB G-466 sunk by DD Hudson at 2,000 yards
DD Hudson engages MTB G-224 at 2,000 yards
MTB G-234 engages DD Hudson at 2,000 yards
MTB G-224 engages DD Eaton at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Hudson engages MTB G-224 at 6,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,57

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-142, hits 7

Allied Ships
CV Lake Champlain
BB Missouri
CLAA Reno
DD Beatty II
DD Barton II



SS Ha-D-142 launches 2 torpedoes at CV Lake Champlain
Ha-D-142 diving deep ....
DD Beatty II fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Barton II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Barton II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Barton II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Barton II attacking submerged sub ....
DD Barton II attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,57

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-143, hits 10

Allied Ships
BB Missouri
CLAA Reno
DD Beatty II
DD Barton II



SS Ha-D-143 is sighted by escort
DD Beatty II attacking submerged sub ....
DD Barton II attacking submerged sub ....
DD Beatty II attacking submerged sub ....
Massive explosion on SS Ha-D-143
DD Barton II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Beatty II attacking submerged sub ....
DD Barton II fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Beatty II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Beatty II fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-151, hits 44, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Honolulu
DD Rowe
APA Elkheart
APA Dawson
DD Sigourney
DD Shields
DD Norman Scott



SS Ha-D-151 launches 2 torpedoes at CL Honolulu
Ha-D-151 bottoming out ....
DD Sigourney attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shields attacking submerged sub ....
DD Norman Scott attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-152, hits 14, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Australia
DD Charles Hughes
APA Joseph T. Dickman
APA W.A. Holbrook
AKA Cepheus
AKA New Hanover
AP Adm. W.L.Capps
AK Procyon
DD Welles
DD Lansdowne
DD Buchanan



SS Ha-D-152 is sighted by escort
DD Welles fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne attacking submerged sub ....
Massive explosion on SS Ha-D-152
DD Buchanan attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-153, hits 8

Allied Ships
DD Satterlee
DD Gansevoort
PF El Paso
AKA Lycoming
LSD Tortuga
LSD San Marcos
LSD Carter Hall
LSV Catskill
DD Benson
DD Frankford
DD McCook
DD Shubrick



SS Ha-D-153 is sighted by escort
DD Benson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Frankford attacking submerged sub ....
DD Frankford loses contact with SS Ha-D-153
DD Frankford cannot establish contact with SS Ha-D-153
DD McCook fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shubrick attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

All these ASW attacks are par for the course.


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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 69 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
C6N1-S Myrt x 8



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Sasebo Ku S-1 with C6N1-S Myrt (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

Oops, forgot to set this group to rest. Got a Shinden for my mistake, though.


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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
C6N1-S Myrt x 8



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 9


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Sasebo Ku S-1 with C6N1-S Myrt (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

Same thing,forgot to set this group to rest

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ASW attack near Nakadori-jima at 101,57

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-55, hits 4, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD McCord



SSX Ha-55 is sighted by escort
Ha-55 bottoming out ....
DD McCord attacking submerged sub ....
DD McCord fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCord fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCord fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCord fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-154, hits 17, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Smalley
CA Australia
DD Charles Hughes
APA Joseph T. Dickman
APA W.A. Holbrook
AKA Cepheus
AKA New Hanover
AP Adm. W.L.Capps
AK Procyon
DD Welles
DD Lansdowne
DD Buchanan



SS Ha-D-154 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Smalley
DD Welles fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Buchanan attacking submerged sub ....
DD Welles fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne attacking submerged sub ....
SS Ha-D-154 forced to surface!
DD Lansdowne firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Moppo at 100,54, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-1027

Allied Ships
DD Bradford
DD Clarence Bronson



Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Leeson, RA crosses the 'T'
DD Clarence Bronson engages MTB G-1027 at 2,000 yards
MTB G-1027 engages DD Bradford at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Clarence Bronson engages MTB G-1027 at 5,000 yards
DD Bradford engages MTB G-1027 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Clarence Bronson engages MTB G-1027 at 7,000 yards
DD Bradford engages MTB G-1027 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Clarence Bronson engages MTB G-1027 at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...

I am keeping an eye on Moppo.


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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-135, hits 5, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis
CA Chester
DD Dunlap
DD Kennison
DD Crosby
DD Dent



SS Ha-D-135 launches 2 torpedoes at CA Indianapolis
Ha-D-135 diving deep ....
DD Kennison fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Crosby attacking submerged sub ....
DD Crosby is out of ASW ammo
DD Crosby is out of ASW ammo
DD Crosby is out of ASW ammo
DD Dent attacking submerged sub ....
DD Crosby attacking submerged sub ....
DD Crosby is out of ASW ammo
DD Crosby is out of ASW ammo
DD Dent attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Fukue-jima (101,58)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA Sibley
CA Shropshire
BB Tennessee



12cm 10YT DP Gun battery firing at APA Sibley


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Pre-Invasion action off Fukue-jima (101,58) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
DD Frankford
DD Meade
DD Gansevoort
DD Frazier
DD Bailey
AKA Lycoming
DD Benson

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


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


BB West Virginia firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at BB West Virginia
DD Frankford firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Frankford
DD Meade firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Meade
DD Gansevoort firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Gansevoort
DD Frazier firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Frazier
DD Bailey firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
DD Frankford fired at enemy troops
DD Meade fired at enemy troops
DD Gansevoort fired at enemy troops
DD Bailey fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Fukue-jima (101,58)

TF 220 troops unloading over beach at Fukue-jima, 101,58


Allied ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 240 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 13 (0 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 54 (0 destroyed, 54 disabled)




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Invasion Support action off Fukue-jima (101,58) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

36 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
DD Benson
DD Frankford
DD Satterlee
DD Gillespie
DD Caldwell
DD Bancroft, Shell hits 1
AKA Lycoming


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


DD Benson firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Benson
DD Frankford firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Frankford
DD Satterlee firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Satterlee
DD Gillespie firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Gillespie
DD Caldwell firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Caldwell
DD Bancroft firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
11th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Bancroft
DD Benson fired at enemy troops
DD Frankford fired at enemy troops
DD Gillespie fired at enemy troops
DD Caldwell fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Fukue-jima (101,58) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania
CL Honolulu
DD Shields
DD Schroeder
DD Rowe
APA Elkheart
DD Sigourney

Japanese ground losses:
164 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


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


11th Garrison SNLF firing at BB Pennsylvania
BB Pennsylvania firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
CL Honolulu firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
DD Shields firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
DD Schroeder firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
DD Rowe firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
DD Shields fired at enemy troops
DD Schroeder fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Fukue-jima (101,58)

TF 214 troops unloading over beach at Fukue-jima, 101,58


Allied ground losses:
305 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 50 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (0 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 36 (1 destroyed, 35 disabled)


Motorized Support dropped into water during unload of 25th Infantry/A Div /1


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Invasion Support action off Fukue-jima (101,58)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA Henry T. Allen
BB Mississippi



75mm Infantry Gun battery firing at APA Henry T. Allen


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Invasion Support action off Fukue-jima (101,58)

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
PF Long Beach
PF Poughkeepsie
AM Daring
AM Tern
AM Rail
AM Turkey
LCI-331


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


PF Long Beach fired at enemy troops
PF Poughkeepsie fired at enemy troops
AM Daring fired at enemy troops
AM Tern fired at enemy troops
AM Rail fired at enemy troops
AM Turkey fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

Better to have to much, than not enough. I want this base asap.


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iki-shima at 102,57, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-544
MTB G-545
MTB G-546
MTB G-547

Allied Ships
CL Trenton
DD Benner
DD Hawkins
DD Clark



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards
CL Trenton engages MTB G-545 at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Clark engages MTB G-545 at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Clark engages MTB G-544 at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Clark engages MTB G-545 at 12,000 yards
DD Hawkins engages MTB G-544 at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Trenton engages MTB G-547 at 9,000 yards
DD Clark engages MTB G-545 at 9,000 yards
DD Benner engages MTB G-547 at 9,000 yards
Nomura U. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Hawkins engages MTB G-547 at 12,000 yards
DD Hawkins engages MTB G-545 at 12,000 yards
CL Trenton engages MTB G-544 at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Benner engages MTB G-544 at 18,000 yards
Nomura U. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 26,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Kaishu at 99,48

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nitiyu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-76

Allied Ships
SS Whale



SS Whale launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Nitiyu Maru
Whale bottoming out ....
SC CHa-76 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-76 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-76 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-76 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-76 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

this sub is inside of the Fusan-Tsushima-Kyushu mine trap

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iki-shima at 102,57, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-878
MTB G-888

Allied Ships
CL Trenton
DD Benner
DD Hawkins
DD Clark



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Surface Combat TF evades combat


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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 99,59

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-138, hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
CV Antietam, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Aaron Ward II



SS Ha-D-138 launches 2 torpedoes at CV Antietam
DD Aaron Ward II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aaron Ward II attacking submerged sub ....
DD Aaron Ward II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aaron Ward II attacking submerged sub ....
DD Aaron Ward II is out of ASW ammo
DD Aaron Ward II is out of ASW ammo
DD Aaron Ward II is out of ASW ammo
DD Aaron Ward II fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Survival in doubt


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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M5b Zero x 2
A6M7 Zero x 2
A6M8 Zero x 6
J2M5 Jack x 3
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 29
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 4



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

forgot to rest these guys also. Oh well it turned out pretty well


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 28000 feet

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
S-603 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
352 Ku S-1 with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
381 Ku S-1 with A6M7 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
S-308 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
S-313 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 12 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
63rd Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 18 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M7 Zero x 1
A6M8 Zero x 2
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 17
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 51


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 9 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 5 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Another airgroup I forgot to rest, but like the results


Aircraft Attacking:
47 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 25000 feet

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
S-603 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
S-308 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
S-313 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
63rd Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kagi , at 85,64

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18


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

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 16000 feet

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Taichu , at 86,64

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 18000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 9


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

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 25000 feet

CAP engaged:
63rd Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kochi at 105,60

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-K Zero x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-K Zero: 18 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Vincennes, Kamikaze hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Crane
DD Braine



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x A6M2-K Zero flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Vincennes

27 Zero’s to do that. Dang. I’ve noticed that uncapped 1CL/2-4DD fleets are a lot more vulnerable to kami’s than tf’s only containing DD’s, as you’ll see in the next few attacks. Also, I’ve noticed that nothing Cruft has thrown my way surface-wise has defeated a 3-4DD fleet of mine. I’m going to change my Fast Raider fleet composition to just DD’s. No CL’s or CA’s.


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Aogashima at 112,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 6



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Anthony
DD Bennion



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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Shikotan at 126,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 25
B6N2 Jill x 24



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Porterfield
DD Miller



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kochi at 105,60

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 12
B6N2 Jill x 7



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Crane
CL Vincennes, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Down she goes


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kochi at 105,60

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 10
B6N2a Jill x 11



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 2 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Braine
DD Crane
DD Colahan



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



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Morning Air attack on 11th Garrison SNLF, at 101,58 (Fukue-jima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 6
A6M8 Zero x 16
J2M5 Jack x 9
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 13
Ki-84a Frank x 11



Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 31
FM-2 Wildcat x 31
F4U-1D Corsair x 24
F6F-5 Hellcat x 99
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 12
SB2C-4 Helldiver x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless x 12
SBD-5 Dauntless x 35
TBF-1 Avenger x 22
TBM-1C Avenger x 69
TBM-3 Avenger x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
12 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-1 with J2M5 Jack (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
381 Ku S-1 with A6M7 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
S-313 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 11th Garrison SNLF, at 101,58 (Fukue-jima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M7 Zero x 4
A6M8 Zero x 14
J2M5 Jack x 7
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 12
Ki-84a Frank x 10



Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 24
FM-2 Wildcat x 18
F6F-5 Hellcat x 30
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 24
TBM-1C Avenger x 19
TBM-3 Avenger x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 3 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed
TBM-3 Avenger: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-308 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
261 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
352 Ku S-1 with J2M5 Jack (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
S-313 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 72 minutes
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 11th Garrison SNLF, at 101,58 (Fukue-jima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 1
A6M8 Zero x 4
J2M5 Jack x 4
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 6



Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 26
FM-2 Wildcat x 22
F4U-4 Corsair x 17
F6F-5 Hellcat x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 38
TBM-1C Avenger x 7


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

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed

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



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
352 Ku S-1 with J2M5 Jack (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 11th Garrison SNLF, at 101,58 (Fukue-jima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 1
A6M8 Zero x 4
J2M5 Jack x 2
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 5



Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 23
FM-2 Wildcat x 19
TBF-1 Avenger x 48
TBM-1C Avenger x 48


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-1 with J2M5 Jack (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

all my cv aircraft flew these missions. I want Fukue-jima.


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Morning Air attack on Shobu Group Army, at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 11
Hellcat F.II x 5
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 23
SBD-5 Dauntless x 23


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
144 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
10 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Shobu Group Army, at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 4
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 64


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
255 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
13 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
5 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Takachiko Det. ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Takachiko Det. ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking Takachiko Det. ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Takachiko Det. ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...


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Morning Air attack on 23rd Div Remnants , at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat F.II x 4
TBM-1C Avenger x 51
TBM-3 Avenger x 47


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
255 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
24 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
23 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Takachiko Det. ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Takachiko Det. ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Takachiko Det. ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Takachiko Det. ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Takachiko Det. ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...


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Morning Air attack on 23rd Div Remnants , at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat F.II x 5
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 9


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
5 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 23rd Div Remnants , at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 2
Hellcat F.II x 3
A-26C Invader x 37
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 19
PBJ-1H Mitchell x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
306 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
19 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PBJ-1H Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
37 x A-26C Invader bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...


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Morning Air attack on Shobu Group Army, at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 4
B-25J11 Mitchell x 9
B-32 Dominator x 44
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 3
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 37


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
665 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
19 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
35 x B-32 Dominator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-32 Dominator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...


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Morning Air attack on Shobu Group Army, at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 2
Hellcat F.II x 1
PV-2 Harpoon x 18


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
158 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PV-2 Harpoon bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PV-2 Harpoon bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...


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Morning Air attack on Shobu Group Army, at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 4
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 14


Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Shobu Group Army, at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator x 13
TBM-1C Avenger x 23


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
221 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
23 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...


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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 28000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIc x 24


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIc: 2 damaged
Beaufighter VIc: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 24

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Beaufighter VIc bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Shobu Group Army, at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 4
Hellcat F.II x 4
B-32 Dominator x 20


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
192 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x B-32 Dominator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 23rd Div Remnants , at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 2
Hellcat F.II x 4
B-24J Liberator x 59


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
456 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
26 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...


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Morning Air attack on Shobu Group Army, at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 2
Hellcat F.II x 1
A-26C Invader x 95


Allied aircraft losses
A-26C Invader: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
678 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
47 x A-26C Invader bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
48 x A-26C Invader bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...

The IJA in PI will cease to exist.


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Morning Air attack on 11th Garrison SNLF, at 101,58 (Fukue-jima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 1
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 5



Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 41
B-25J11 Mitchell x 32
FM-1 Wildcat x 17
FM-2 Wildcat x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
37 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
32 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes

Banzai! - Kikuchi T. in a Ki-84a Frank rams a B-25H Mitchell for the Emperor


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Morning Air attack on Shobu Group Army, at 80,73 (Vigan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 2
Hellcat F.II x 5
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-24J Liberator x 129


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
718 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
45 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
50 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
34 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...
Also attacking Shobu Group Army ...
Also attacking 23rd Div Remnants ...


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Morning Air attack on 11th Garrison SNLF, at 101,58 (Fukue-jima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 17
FM-1 Wildcat x 24
FM-2 Wildcat x 12
F6F-5 Hellcat x 6


No Allied losses

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



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagi , at 85,64

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 16000 feet

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (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 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Taichu , at 86,64

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 2


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 18000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Miyake-jima at 112,63

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 3



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Bryant



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

it’s like DD’s are immune to the inexperienced Japanese aviators. Read on :)


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Aogashima at 112,65

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 3
N1K2-J George x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 2 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Anthony



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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Miyake-jima at 112,63

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 7
G4M3a Betty x 20
N1K1-J George x 3



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M3a Betty: 14 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Caperton
DD Bryant



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G4M3a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Banzai! - Nagahama M. in a G4M3a Betty is willing to die for the Emperor


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kochi at 105,60

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 10
A6M8 Zero x 12
B6N2 Jill x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Colahan
DD Braine



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kochi at 105,60

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 10
B6N2a Jill x 10



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Crane, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Braine



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

Well, not 100% immune.


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Afternoon Air attack on 11th Garrison SNLF, at 101,58 (Fukue-jima)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 6
A6M8 Zero x 16
J2M5 Jack x 10
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 15
Ki-84a Frank x 8



Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 36
FM-2 Wildcat x 9
F6F-5 Hellcat x 40
TBM-1C Avenger x 16


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

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

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



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 3000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-1 with J2M5 Jack (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
381 Ku S-1 with A6M7 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
63rd Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Shimonoseki at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A7M2 Sam x 9
Ki-201 Karyu x 8



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 29
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVE Shimane Maru, Bomb hits 1
CVE Otakisan Maru, Bomb hits 4, on fire
CVE Chigusa Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires




Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-603 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
343 Ku S-1 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
343 Ku S-2 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Otakisan Maru

I forgot to set all my CV’s aircraft to target Fukue-jima, left some of them on naval strike. Score!


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Afternoon Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 1
A7M3-J Sam x 7
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 11
Ki-84a Frank x 4
Ki-84b Frank x 5
Ki-201 Karyu x 7



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 13
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 12
TBM-1C Avenger x 23
TBM-3 Avenger x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged
TBM-3 Avenger: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
TK Sabang Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Eiko Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
TK Baiei Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
E No.36, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
ACM Hakozake Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Nako Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
TK Kisei Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
11 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBM-3 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-312 Hikotai with A7M3-J Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
343 Ku S-2 with A7M2 Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
33rd Sentai with Ki-84b Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ia Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes


I didn’t mean to do this, either, but it happened.

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Afternoon Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M3-J Sam x 4
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-84b Frank x 2
Ki-201 Karyu x 3



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 39
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 33
TBM-1C Avenger x 31


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M3-J Sam: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-51, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ACM Hakozake Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Kaisei Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Choran Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-7, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Eiko Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-10, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Hiyama Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PB Kensyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-312 Hikotai with A7M3-J Sam (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
33rd Sentai with Ki-84b Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
68th Sentai with Ki-61-Ia Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes

and happened


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Sub attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-102, hits 4, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DMS Elliot, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DMS Southard



SSX Ha-D-102 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Elliot
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Southard attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Southard fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-153

Allied Ships
DD Satterlee
DD Gansevoort
PF El Paso
AKA Lycoming
LSD Tortuga
LSD San Marcos
LSD Carter Hall
LSV Catskill
DD Benson
DD Frankford
DD McCook
DD Shubrick



SS Ha-D-153 is sighted by escort
DD Benson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Frankford fails to find sub and abandons search
DD McCook fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shubrick fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Hirosaki/Aomori at 117,53

Japanese Ships
PC Kaki
PC Ashi

Allied Ships
SS Mingo



SS Mingo launches 2 torpedoes at PC Kaki
Mingo diving deep ....
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Shikotan at 126,53

Japanese Ships
SS RO-50, hits 14

Allied Ships
DD Porterfield



SS RO-50 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Porterfield
RO-50 diving deep ....
DD Porterfield attacking submerged sub ....
DD Porterfield attacking submerged sub ....
DD Porterfield attacking submerged sub ....
DD Porterfield fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Porterfield fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Nakadori-jima at 101,57

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-57, hits 16, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Detroit
DD McCord
DD Leutze



SSX Ha-57 launches 2 torpedoes at CL Detroit
DD McCord fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCord attacking submerged sub ....
DD McCord attacking submerged sub ....
SSX Ha-57 forced to surface!
DD Leutze firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


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ASW attack near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-50



SSX Ha-50 is sighted by escort
Sub escapes detection


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-153, hits 27, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA San Francisco
DD Owen
AKA Starr
DD Robinson
DD Ringgold
DD Picking



SS Ha-D-153 is sighted by escort
DD Robinson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Robinson loses contact with SS Ha-D-153
DD Ringgold attacking submerged sub ....
SS Ha-D-153 forced to surface!
DD Ringgold firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Picking firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Robinson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Ringgold firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Picking firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Robinson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Picking firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Robinson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Ringgold firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


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Invasion Support action off Fukue-jima (101,58)

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania
CL Honolulu
DD Sigourney
DD Schroeder
APA Elkheart



BB Pennsylvania firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
CL Honolulu firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
DD Sigourney firing at 11th Garrison SNLF
DD Sigourney fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Ground combat at Fukue-jima (101,58)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1235 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Defending force 27808 troops, 401 guns, 681 vehicles, Assault Value = 489



Assaulting units:
11th Garrison SNLF

Defending units:
25th Infantry/B Division
33rd Infantry Division
25th Infantry/C Division
25th Infantry/A Div /7
167th USA Base Force
139th USA Base Force
235th USN Base Force
233rd USN Base Force
XIII US Fighter Cmd


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Ground combat at Vigan (80,73)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 1478 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Defending force 60588 troops, 1130 guns, 1270 vehicles, Assault Value = 1981

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 1047

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
2113 casualties reported
Squads: 142 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 155 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Assaulting units:
Shobu Group Army
Hayashi Detachment
Takachiko Det.
23rd Div Remnants

Defending units:
81st Infantry Division
77th Infantry Division
98th Infantry Division
815th Towed Tank Destroyer Battalion
93rd Infantry Division
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
6th Ranger Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
11th Airborne Div /1
857th Engineer Aviation Battalion
IX Corps Artillery
190th USAAF Base Force
10 RAAF Base Force

Shock banzai attack.

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Ground combat at Amami Oshima (98,64)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2257 troops, 66 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Defending force 14914 troops, 88 guns, 536 vehicles, Assault Value = 301



Assaulting units:
Oshima Naval Guard Unit
Amami Oshima Fortress

Defending units:
767th Tank Battalion
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
112th Cavalry Regiment
76th Coast AA Regiment
1st USMC Engineer Aviation Battalion
4th Eng Amph Bde
331st Construction Regiment
I Corps Artillery



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Ground combat at Vinh (65,59)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11485 troops, 124 guns, 76 vehicles, Assault Value = 154

Defending force 584 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese adjusted assault: 108

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 108 to 1

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

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


Allied ground losses:
864 casualties reported
Squads: 104 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
1st Tank Div /2
6th Field AF Construction Battalion
11th Special Base Force
51st Field AA Battalion
12th Base Force
85th JAAF AF Coy
90th JAAF AF Bn
3rd Air Army
38th Army
89th JAAF AF Bn
33rd JAAF AF Coy
7th Field AF Construction Battalion
9th JAAF AF Coy
9th Air Division
33rd Army
13th Air Fleet
4th JAAF AF Coy
1st JAAF Base Force
3rd Mortar Bn /1

Defending units:
9th Australian Div /5
I APD’ed these troops to Vinh to cut the rail line, they landed on 37 Japanese LCU’s – and have now completed their sacrifice


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Ground combat at Vigan (80,73)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 55685 troops, 982 guns, 1186 vehicles, Assault Value = 1981

Defending force 1778 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

Allied adjusted assault: 565

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 565 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2115 casualties reported
Squads: 145 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 192 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 4



Assaulting units:
815th Towed Tank Destroyer Battalion
81st Infantry Division
98th Infantry Division
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
93rd Infantry Division
6th Ranger Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
77th Infantry Division
11th Airborne Div /1
857th Engineer Aviation Battalion
190th USAAF Base Force
IX Corps Artillery
10 RAAF Base Force

Defending units:
Shobu Group Army
Hayashi Detachment
Takachiko Det.
23rd Div Remnants


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Ground combat at Amami Oshima (98,64)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3365 troops, 37 guns, 223 vehicles, Assault Value = 301

Defending force 2257 troops, 66 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Allied adjusted assault: 95

Japanese adjusted defense: 28

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
184 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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


Assaulting units:
767th Tank Battalion
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
112th Cavalry Regiment
4th Eng Amph Bde
331st Construction Regiment
1st USMC Engineer Aviation Battalion
76th Coast AA Regiment
I Corps Artillery

Defending units:
Oshima Naval Guard Unit
Amami Oshima Fortress

I’m going to delib attack each turn until they fall. Odds keep getting better in my favor

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Ground combat at Fukue-jima (101,58)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14594 troops, 338 guns, 391 vehicles, Assault Value = 489

Defending force 1235 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Allied adjusted assault: 171

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 34 to 1 (fort level 3)


Allied forces CAPTURE Fukue-jima !!!



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

Japanese ground losses:
178 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
25th Infantry/C Division
25th Infantry/B Division
33rd Infantry Division
25th Infantry/A Div /7
233rd USN Base Force
235th USN Base Force
167th USA Base Force
139th USA Base Force
XIII US Fighter Cmd

Defending units:
11th Garrison SNLF



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RE: Downfall: The end of all bad things - 2/28/2012 3:06:57 AM   
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Orders sent... I stood down the B29's, stood down and reorganized most of the airforce in the PI. Used a couple of groups of Iwo Jima P47's to sweep Japan. Gave a deliberate attack to Amani Oshima - I hope this base falls quickly. I have the Daito Shoto division of troops on the way to Amani, just in case (either way, it'll make a good jumping off point to the next invasion)

Here's the strat map for 9/10/45. All I can say is, when you have a target-rich environment, it's hard for the enemy to focus on 1 task force.

Now, the question is, do I continue moving towards the islands northeast of Fukue-Jima, do I wrap up a couple more islands to the South, do I grab Moppo (can be built to lvl 9 port) or do I go for a massive punch right on Kyushu right away? I think a couple days of recon should let me know what I need to know as that'll be about the right time for his troops to be reorganized from starting positions.







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RE: Downfall: The end of all bad things - 2/28/2012 6:19:01 AM   
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Congrats on your many successes in that long post [Sept 9/45 I think]. You have done a good job of composing and distributing the many TFs to cause maximum confusion and destruction of his forces.

Re: Moppo, I'm not really sure it is worthwhile to take it and build to a level 9 port. He can rail in a lot of LCUs from China/Manchukwo/SE Asia and tie down a lot of troops you will need for Japan. You have good bases with shipyards on Okinawa that can handle up to cruiser size. If you want bigger shipyards for CV/BB repairs consider Shanghai, if it is lightly held. It produces some supply and is already a high level port. Only dowside is the continent full of IJA troops adjacent to it! Level 7 forts should keep them out.
Less risky is to stick to islands - hard for him to bring in reinforcements after all his losses. Saishu To would pretty much seal the Yellow Sea and put your bombers in range of lots of industry.
If you hold Iwo Jima/Haha Jima/Chichi Jima in the Bonins, you might want to look at those four small islands running south from Shimizu. Would be tough to get the first invasion in there but once you get fighters operating there your bombers can be escorted almost anywhere in Japan.
Just some possibilities for your consideration - you will have a much better feel for what is do-able with the forces you have and the opposition he can put up. Good luck!

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RE: Downfall: The end of all bad things - 2/28/2012 2:06:58 PM   
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Good points BB.  What I was liking about Moppo is that it's not actually conected to a rail line - you'd have to rail to Gunzan or that base 2 hexes to the east and march.  I was thinking I could put about 1k AV in Moppo just to defend the base... and should he counter attack in force he'll have to march across open terrain to get to Moppo, and that should be long enough for whatever LBA I have around to smash the counterattacking forces.  The other thought I had was that should he decide to counterattack, that's a lot less AV he'll have to send to Japan proper.

I initially wanted to grab the base to the south of Shanghai and the base to the North of SHanghai (you can invade that base north of Shanghai from sea - it has a nice port, there's another base to the NW of it, and if I had both of those bases, I could put defensive forces in place and he'd have to do a cross-river assault to attack them).

I'm going to grab the Bonin's - just haven't done so yet (but it's on the next wave).  Not sure about those isles to the S of Tokyo - they look to be very hard to build up, and I figure I'll be on Japan's Homeland by the time I get around to making those bases useful.  Plus, he's been mining them pretty hard - as noticed by the Fast Raider fleets I have patrolling the Isles.

Also, I figure that I have another month and 20 days before I land on Japan (target date for invasion Japan is the 2 month mark - need to push hard and fast in this game - cuz all those bases in Japan are the one's worth the money - and this game starts with about a 50k point disparity in Japans favor... so that gives me 10 months to take as much of Japan as I can).  This time frame gives me one more big non-HomeIslands push with major carrier support.... (small snatch-and-grabs not included)... then a couple of weeks to rest,repair, and re-org my fleets properly for a long term, up-close, invasion support... needing ake's ae's ao's, ad's etc. etc. etc. not to mention the actual invasion forces.

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RE: Downfall: The end of all bad things - 2/28/2012 11:11:58 PM   
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Have you reconned Tsushima? You don't want to go there with an invasion as the fort is pretty big as far as CD. However, if it is not reinforced the paras should be able to take it. That will pretty much seal off mainland Asia from Japan

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RE: Downfall: The end of all bad things - 2/29/2012 4:04:17 AM   
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Good thought Vettim, haven't thought of that one. Not used to having an entire Airborne Division on hand :) I'll check it's dl level as soon as I get the turn back (I have the CR now, turn probably in a couple days). I figure an airborne invasion would be possibly in about 3 weeks, best in 5. This could be a good use of this asset - target Tsushima with an airborne div about 1-2 weeks before the big strike on mainland Japan, get Cruft thinking northern Kyushu or Korea, then hit 'em somewhere else.

I saw this in my ops report from the 9/10/45 turn... it's one I haven't seen before:

SS Tench detects surfaced submarine at 101, 58 but it immediately dives


Edit, just noticed this in my ops report... looks like Cruft is reinforcing Tsushima.

Tsushima expands airfield to size 2

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Plight of the Antietam - 3/2/2012 5:03:58 AM   
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9/11/45 Combat Replay and Turn received... and lets see how the Antietam fares, after playing the role of torpedo magnet. DD's and DE's awaiting orders into Fast Raider task forces have been diverted to emergency ASW roles for the next two days.






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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/2/2012 5:11:53 AM   
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2 days to safety... time to send forward a couple ARs to Amami Oshima to patch her up pending an eventual departure to Pearl's docks. If she can make it to base, I think I can save her - Amami Oshima is now mine and I will air transport a couple of 90 Av Support Base Forces to her juicy lvl 3 Airfield this turn.





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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/2/2012 5:25:35 AM   
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Tomorrow, 48 Corsairs and 36 Hellcats fly into base to provide cap to support troop tf's. SeaBee's are on the way to turn this into a lvl 6 af as fast as possible. This is a good base because of the 2E bomber coverage over Japan... as can be witnessed by this range 10 sketch,





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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/2/2012 6:08:12 AM   
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From the start of the game, I've been moving CV's (with enough AO replenishment to remain on patrol a long time) towards the Kuriles in effort to cut off any possible chance the KB could get 'behind my lines' in the only way it could, through the North Pac.

I detailed 6 CV, 6 CVL, and 7 CVE to perform this task. I've been keeping 4CV and 4 CVL forward while a 2CV 2CVL tf runs back a little for some gasoline. In this instance, it's the Enterprise and Saratoga that just refueled and are coming back to the front line.

Cruft will either suicide his remaining carriers on my fleet - or pull them back and sweat them being in B29 port attack destruction range. My orders are simple, all CV's and CVL's move N/NE (or in the Ent and Sara's case, NW) to cover the 'breakout' move. The CVE's remain put and cover the southern approach at a distance his CV's can't reach without going through my CV's. MY CVE's will remain far enough back that a 'wraparound' move going behind Hokkaido and through the Ominata straights is just too much travel to get there in time.




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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/2/2012 3:37:30 PM   
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If your CVs/CVLs are protecting the CVEs, what role do you have for them? Are they there for ASW? To catch small surface raiders like DDs? To add CAP to the CV fleet?

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/2/2012 4:25:21 PM   
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I believe that Japan has 5-6 CV’s in this scenario – and I wanted to have 2x as many planes for my CV Hunter Killer forces  than the KB has, but didn’t want to use any more of my heavy carriers for the task.  Should the KB and my HunterKiller CV groups clash, and should I get all the bad die rolls and my heavies get smooshed, I wanted more CV support to A) Protect the Aleuts and B) act as a deterrent to keep the KB behind Japan. 

I figure that a KB vs. HunterKiller clash that turned out bad for me would at the least, butcher the KB’s airgroups.  By having another 250 AC on station in CVE’s , it would keep the KB bottled up should disaster occur to my heavies.

The CVE’s came forward to this hex because over the last couple of turns there have been some thrust and parry between his CV’s and my CV’s – in that he’s trying to tempt me to come closer to Japan and it’s LBA, but I’ve been trying to dodge and strike when given the opportunity, and I wanted more airgroups in the area -  as the KB by itself outnumbers each independent 2CV/2CVL (this is the first time all game that I’ve had more then 2CV and 2CVL in a hex up in the North Pac – so it’s kind of an anomaly).  My CV’s are wayyy to far from a decent allied port to *not* come with overwhelming force.  An equal CV clash between us would probably not turn out as well for me, as for him, as he’s a couple hexes from his ports and I’m a thousand million miles away from Addu.

Also, The CVE’s are going to say put just incase the KB is *bait* to draw my CV’s north in effort to get a couple of Japanese SCTF behind my lines.

My plans for North Pacific are as follows… I call it “keeping Cruft honest”….  I’m going to grab a few of the Kurile islands and begin developing them.  This will allow put search coverage over the rest of the straights that bottle up the KB behind Japan, and give me a couple bases to stage aircraft for search, CAP, 1E, 2E’s.  Who knows I might get a couple isles that can goto level 7 or 8 and base some 4E’s there. 

By building up 2,3, or 4 airfields in the Kuriles, I accomplish a few things…. I won’t need to detail any CV’s to perform the “keep my interior safe” mission.  A few bases in the Kuriles give me complete “normal range” fighter coverage over all of Japan.  By “showing” major force around Kyushu while trying to be all sneaky in grabbing a few Kuriles – and making an invasion of Northern Japan a possibility, I force Cruft to keep some forces in Northern Japan, instead of moving everything to Southern Japan and the ‘obvious’ invasion locations.  Also, be taking a couple of the Kuriles, I open the back side of Japan to invasion and force Cruft to consider the possibility of an invasion on the west coast of Japan.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/2/2012 6:14:37 PM   
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Keeping the CVEs for a mobile reserve - nice!
Re: the Kuriles - there are 9 bases or dot hexes that can be developed. Only the closest island to Hokkaido can have a level 8 AF. There are three that can have level 7 AFs, but Paramushiro Jima [in the full campaign at least] has a nasty fortress. The remainder of the bases can be built to level 6 AFs except Ketoi Jima [lvl 5 max].
I recommend Onnetonkan Jima [east end] and Shimushiri Jima [central Kuriles] for their level 7 potential and because they could mutually support while being spread out enough to cover a lot of search area. If you feel strong enough you could add another base closer to Hokkaido to seal the area. Good luck!

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/2/2012 8:08:05 PM   
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I want to get the bases closest to Hokkaido - as those are the ones that can be built up, and the ones that will provide the shortest range to Northern Japan.  Some recon by a couple of CA reinforced Fast Raider fleets shows these isles empty, for the most part.  I figure that when my CV's retire to Adak to replenish sorties, their last act will be to move up close and perform a quick recon of all the islands, just enough recon to see what, if anything, he's done to reinforce the islands.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/3/2012 3:05:40 AM   
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I have never started up this scenario but I must say I am very surprised that those islands are so weakly held at the scenario start - a huge open door for the allies. From your progress so far it looks as if Japan has enough handicaps without having to also plug that hole!

I also thought you might have more headaches from Japanese air attacks but it appears that they have significantly fewer aircraft, even fewer modern ones, and less skilled pilots as compared with Scenario 2. I have been reading Greyjoy's "Power of Inexperience" AAR which stalled at the shores of Honshu because there was no way to defend against the hoards of aircraft attacking. I guess I assumed this scenario would be somewhat like that in terms of air battles. If you are confident you can deal with his air forces, taking the islands closest to Hokkaido is definitely the best option.
I will be ....

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/3/2012 6:46:49 AM   
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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/3/2012 6:49:07 AM   
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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/3/2012 6:51:16 AM   
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I just captured Amami Oshima, and saw this in the sunk ships report... what's it mean?






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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/3/2012 10:01:24 AM   
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I just captured Amami Oshima, and saw this in the sunk ships report... what's it mean?






propably that these ships would've been built in Amami Oshima?
Meaning you captured them in the shipyard.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/3/2012 4:55:56 PM   
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Right! "Cancelled" means construction was planned or even underway in the early stages. If you happen to capture a base where a ship is close to completion it will say something like "destroyed on the slipway". I think you get more VPs for the latter.
Things get really weird when the IJN gets new ships "completed" and arriving at a base without a shipyard and perhaps even behind your lines! If, for example the AI has a DD reinforcement planned to arrive in Takao, when the appropriate amount of HI points is applied - POOF - there she be! Most of the time these remote appearances are things like SCs and xAKLs that could conceivably be built locally.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/3/2012 6:15:32 PM   
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Here's the CR for 9/10, I'll try and comment on it later... my turn is almost completed and ready to go back to Cap'n Cruft... in short:


Fukue-Jima and Amami Oshima are mine and the invasion fleets are departed. CV fleets are retiring to rest and replenish. During this time of heavy naval action, I've been reloading for another Heavy Industry attack, and now is the time. My B17 and B24 groups have relocated to Clark and Manila and will attempt to destroy the remaining 100HI at Hong Kong. With the dl at 9/10 and only 20 fighters spotted, I shouldn't be bothered by his airforce. We'll see.

I have a choice with my B29's: Tokyo (Detection level 7/16, 733(2200)HI, 252 Fighters, 454 Bombers, 100 Aux), Osaka (dl 9/12, 2200(0) HI, 150 Fighters, 100 bombers, 30 aux), or, I could send them back to Fusan and clean up whatever survived from before.

Over Fusan/Nagasaki/Tsushima the last couple of turns, my sweeps have encountered Shindens and Me-262's, derp, Ki-201 Karyu's. Obviously, these are his best pilots and he's defending this area hard, so Fusan is out.

Between Tokyo and Osaka is a no brainer. Osaka has three times as much HI, half the fighters, and more detection level than Tokyo. P51Hs from Iwo will sweep in the morning phase. B29s escorted by P47Ns will arrive in the afternoon. (It seems that due to the distances involved, with Iwo being shorter range these planes usually go in in the AM. The mariana's being much farther away, seem to have their air groups arrive in the PM)

One last note on the pending Heavy Industry assaults on Hong Kong and Osaka. For every airgroup detailed to attack, sweep, or escort, I looked through the group's plane data and noted how many aircraft were above 10 fatigue. The numbers ranged between 10 and 20% of total... so I set all groups to rest at 30% (just to have a little safety factor thrown in there) - but fear not - there should be a lot of planes coming in barring bad weather.

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quote:

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Right! "Cancelled" means construction was planned or even underway in the early stages. If you happen to capture a base where a ship is close to completion it will say something like "destroyed on the slipway". I think you get more VPs for the latter.
Things get really weird when the IJN gets new ships "completed" and arriving at a base without a shipyard and perhaps even behind your lines! If, for example the AI has a DD reinforcement planned to arrive in Takao, when the appropriate amount of HI points is applied - POOF - there she be! Most of the time these remote appearances are things like SCs and xAKLs that could conceivably be built locally.


Does this mean I get the VP's for them? I thought that this feature (getting VPs for ships not built) was eliminated in a previous patch, due to the Japanese rushing Ceylon in the GC to knock out those two Brit CV's that arrive in 45.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/3/2012 9:56:20 PM   
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All I know is there are points showing for all those cancelled ships - I assume they get added to your total. When I took Nagasaki in my game I destroyed Yamato* on the slipway and got points for it, but less than the full amount she is worth when completed.

How'd I get Yamato still under construction? Having just got the game and playing my first full campaign, I wanted to find out how things really work - e.g. if a CV gets a "fuel storage explosion" what damage does that actually do, etc. So to treat it as a simulator I played a head-to-head game and I handled both sides, making the Japanese do crazy things just to see what results were. I had both their navy and air force out of the way when I invaded Japan because I didn't want to wait until 1945 to see what was needed there to handle garrison requirements. The good news is that some significant bases like Fukuoka have low garrison requirements but the bad news is that Tokyo requires 1160AV, Osaka around 1020 and Nagoya IIR about 1020. Good thing I had the Russians in the game to hold down those bases.

Handling both sides is not exciting [since there are no surprise attacks] but as a learning tool it was great to get a feel for what goes on. I monitored the results of bombardments, for example, and noted that even when the Combat Report does not show disablements or destroyed squads, troops still suffer an increase in fatigue and disorganization. If you sustain the bombardment over weeks they start to get increasing numbers of disablements and then the destroyed squads figure rises dramatically. Strangely enough, guns are hard to knock out with bombardments and usually only get destroyed after most of the troops and vehicles are gone. Also, marching troops that have been bombarded so that their disorganization and fatigue is 70+ may still show a significant AV but when they attack that gets adjusted to near zero.

I also got a better feel for the survivability of IJN ships. I hit CVL Ryujo with a couple of bombs in the South China Sea and the fires that started were out by next turn [one day turns]. As she headed for Cam Rahn Bay for repairs a sub put two torps in her causing a fuel storage explosion. Next day the fires were out and she was headed for Hong Kong for drydock. Another sub hit her with one torp causing an ammo storage explosion. Next day, the fires were out but she was creeping along at one hex/day because of the flooding and engine damage. System damage was also pretty high so the flooding increased and she foundered two days later just before making it to Hong Kong. The IJN damage repair may not be as good as the Allies but their ships are built pretty tough to start with so they can take a lot of punishment. Another example - BB Hyuga took 5 sub torps in three different attacks before she sank.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/4/2012 12:15:35 AM   
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I'm really excited to see what happens in Osaka. I put ~20 B29 groups (800-1000 planes) on Heavy Industry attack at Osaka escorted by 150 P47Ns, after its swept by 150 P51H (I hope)

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/4/2012 3:26:29 AM   
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When you assign HI attack do you get some city fires starting because of misses and the like? I think I saw something in one of the other AARs that said fires are the only thing that can permanently eliminate industries. Of course if it is points you are after, you can get more by damaging them multiple times rather than eliminating them early.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/4/2012 2:45:45 PM   
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Well the turn came back and my B29's didn't fly. Neither did my P47Ns or P51H's (except for 1 group that swept Chiba - 1 hex SE of Tokyo. Interesting - I swear I didn't have any groups set to fly against Chiba this turn)



BAT EVENTS FOR 09/11/45

SS Tautog sinks....

:::::::: a Japanese MTB is reported HIT
:::::::: a Japanese MTB is reported HIT
:::::::: a MTB T1 class MTB is reported HIT

Amphibious TF 218 offshore of Tanegashima

Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Fukue-jima

Tokunoshima expands airfield to size 3
Manila expands airfield to size 8
Butuan expands airfield to size 2


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 11, 45
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Sub attack near Nakadori-jima at 101,56

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-64

Allied Ships
DMS Southard



SSX Ha-64 launches 2 torpedoes
Sub escapes detection


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Izu Oshima at 113,63, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yanagi
DD Nire
DD Tsuta
DD Hagi

Allied Ships
DD Isherwood
DD Izard



Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 25% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Surface Combat TF evades combat

I was out of ammo on on the way back for ammo.

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Sub attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
E Kurahashi
E Yashiro

Allied Ships
SS Picuda, hits 4



SS Picuda launches 2 torpedoes at E Kurahashi
E Yashiro fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Yashiro fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Yashiro attacking submerged sub ....
E Yashiro fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Yashiro fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

At least I got off a pair of torps before the dreaded E boats power commences.

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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 36



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 13
F6F-5N Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Nehenta Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
13 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-351 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 2 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VMF(N)-543 with F6F-5N Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
426th NFS with P-61C Black Widow (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

I had planes set for 6k, 9k, and 13k cap (50%cap/50%rest) on all groups and a CVE took a bomb. I bet this will embolden Cruft to try again, with more bombers. His planes are flying out of Indochina – so I will find and destroy these planes o the ground. This is the only night air attack Cruft did that hit something important


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Night Air attack on Fukue-jima , at 101,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 24



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Thus begins the night attacks on Fukue-Jima. All these planes were coming from a direction pointing right at Tokyo. With yesterdays notice of the #’s of ac at Tokyo (500+ a/c), I might have to visit Tokyo at night. I shied away from doing too many night attacks because it can be so devastating, but maybe I’ll have to teach Cruft a lesson on the power of 500 B29’s at 11k on a night airfield attack against Tokyo.

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Night Air attack on Fukue-jima , at 101,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 27



No Japanese losses



Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-67-Ib Peggy bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 3 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Fukue-jima , at 101,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 5



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Fukue-jima , at 101,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 9



No Japanese losses


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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIb Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 6



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 13
F6F-5N Hellcat x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-351 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VMF(N)-543 with F6F-5N Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead
426th NFS with P-61C Black Widow (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Fukue-jima , at 101,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Fukue-jima , at 101,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 6



No Japanese losses



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIb Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Fukue-jima , at 101,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-21-IIb Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Nothing I can’t handle at Fukue-jima with the engineers I have on base. Cruft is too afraid to fly against this base in daytime. Too bad, as the damage I did to Fukue-jima assaulting it will be repaired in a day or two, and then my cap will be able to fly 100% effectively.


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Sub attack near Hirosaki/Aomori at 118,52

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru
PB Kure Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS Lapon



SS Lapon launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kantori Maru
PB Kure Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kure Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kure Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kure Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kure Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-111

Allied Ships
APD Bunch



SSX Ha-D-111 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Bunch
Ha-D-111 diving deep ....
APD Bunch fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Moppo at 100,54

Japanese Ships
MTB G-1027

Allied Ships
SS Flasher



SS Flasher cannot acquire firing solution on enemy MTB
Flasher bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Hirosaki/Aomori at 116,53

Japanese Ships
CV Katsuragi
CA Myoko
CL Sakawa
DD Susuzuki
DD Haruzuki
DD Yoizuki

Allied Ships
SS Tautog, hits 24, and is sunk


SS Tautog launches 6 torpedoes at CV Katsuragi
Tautog diving deep ....
DD Haruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yoizuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Haruzuki attacking submerged sub ....
SS Tautog forced to surface!
DD Haruzuki firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Yoizuki firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Haruzuki firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Yoizuki firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Yoizuki firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

This tf was in Sea of Japan, and I got the shot off, all 6 of them, missed, and paid for it. Dang – would have been nice to put a torp into another carrier!



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Sub attack near Shimonoseki at 105,56

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 14, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch 22
SC Ch 43

Allied Ships
SS Cero, hits 1



Massive explosion on SC Ch 14
SS Cero launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 14
Cero diving deep ....
SC Ch 43 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 43 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 43 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 43 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 43 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-41
SC CHa-45
SC CHa-44

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish, hits 4



SS Spearfish is located by SC CHa-41
SC CHa-45 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-44 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-44 is out of ASW ammo
SC CHa-44 is out of ASW ammo
SC CHa-44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Now we begin todays Heavy Industry attacks. As noted, nothing flew against Osaka, but everything flew against Hong Kong....

Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 10
Ki-61-Id Tony x 16



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-61-Id Tony: 10 destroyed


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet *

CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 10 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes

As suspected, he only had about 20 fighters on CAP. My Corsairs blew right through them. No more cap.


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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 25000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 11


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 7000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 21000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.40 x 3
P-51D Mustang x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 25000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 7000 feet

6 waves of sweeps cleared the skies of Hong Kong, and opened the way for the bombers – I put all my bombers at 17-21k (including the 2E’s, even though I know they probably won’t do much on my part. Stupid of me, I should have flown the 2E’s at 8-12k.

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.40 x 2
B-32 Dominator x 24
F4U-1A Corsair x 2


No Allied losses



Heavy Industry hits 5 That’s 5 HI hits on HK.

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x B-32 Dominator bombing from 17000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-32 Dominator x 30


No Allied losses



Heavy Industry hits 13 5+13 = 18HI

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x B-32 Dominator bombing from 17000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chiba , at 114,61

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 2
A6M7 Zero x 4
N1K1-J George x 13
N1K2-J George x 8
N1K5-J George x 3
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 37


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M7 Zero: 2 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 5 destroyed


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
30 x P-51H Mustang sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
S-303 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
S-310 Hikotai with A6M7 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
S-601 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
302 Ku S-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

Not sure, I know I checked my P51 groups at Iwo like 5 times and had them set to sweep Osaka. I’m guessing there was bad weather over Osaka (as my B29s didn’t fly against Osaka, not a one of them) and this group and it’s aggressive commander diverted to Chiba (nice of him, that’s where I would have gone) and once again cleared the skies of Japs. I am racking up the kills on my P51 squads, I know that.

Ok, knowing that none of my B29s flew against Osaka – and I find it unlikely that bad weather would keep all 3 of my Mariana’s B29 bases shut down at the same time, and that no planes flew against Osaka from Iwo either – I conclude that Osaka had terrible weather. That’s ok – it gives all my aircraft another days rest, and tomorrow I will either hit Osaka or night bomb Tokyo’s airfield. I’m leaning towards the HI, because the long term effect will be better I think.



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 61


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 23000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 23000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
27 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 23000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Up to 23 noted HI hits

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 24


No Allied losses




Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 13000 feet *

City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 13000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Hmm, my Mitchells were ordered in at 19k feet, but looks like they might have dropped down to 13k feet to hit nothing at all.

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.40 x 12
A-26C Invader x 79


Allied aircraft losses
A-26C Invader: 2 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 12 + 23 = 35

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x A-26C Invader bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
35 x A-26C Invader bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x A-26C Invader bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Looks like A26’s can hit from 20k feet

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 24


Allied aircraft losses
A-26C Invader: 1 damaged




Aircraft Attacking:
24 x A-26C Invader bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

maybe not

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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 3
N1K5-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 3



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
S-301 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

Gonna do something here in a week or two, probably port attack

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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


Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 90


Allied aircraft losses
B-17G Fortress: 1 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 5 + 35 = 40

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 17000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
41 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 17000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 17000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
25th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Training flight from 25th Sentai has been caught up in attack

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 18


No Allied losses



Heavy Industry hits 4 + 40 = 44

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 17000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 52


No Allied losses



Heavy Industry hits 1 + 44 = 45

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 25000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
25 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 25000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Chiba , at 114,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 4
A6M7 Zero x 6
N1K1-J George x 11
N1K2-J George x 8
N1K5-J George x 2
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 11



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 40


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5c Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M7 Zero: 4 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 5 destroyed


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
35 x P-51H Mustang sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
S-303 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
S-310 Hikotai with A6M7 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
S-601 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
302 Ku S-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
246th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

This group enjoyed the morning target shoot so much, they decided to come back for the afternoon

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Afternoon Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 8
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1



Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.40 x 12
B-29-25 Superfort x 59
P-38L Lightning x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

Heavy Industry hits 10 + 45 = 55 HI hits on Hong Kong. First attack of the afternoon and Cruft was able to throw up a very meager cap that did nothing but get shot down, but that’s really all he could have done.

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
32 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
25th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Well, I put 55 HI hits on Hong Kong today. One more day of this and HK will be done as a Heavy Industry center (all 120ish HI of it), and I will move on to the next base. Now that I own and am developing 2E bases in range of Japan and don’t have to use my 4E’s for amphibious assault support, I won’t have to pull my strat bombers from their main task as much – and they can focus on shutting down Japans HI.

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Pre-Invasion action off Tanegashima (102,62) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

94 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Arkansas, Shell hits 4
CA Wichita, Shell hits 1
CA Tuscaloosa
CL Amsterdam
CL Nashville
CL Phoenix
DD Cassin
DD Smith, Shell hits 1
DD Conyngham, Shell hits 1
DD Lamson
DD Drayton, Shell hits 1
AP Gen. H.W.Butner, Shell hits 2
AP Gen. W.P.Richardson
DD Flusser

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


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


BB Arkansas firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
10th Garrison SNLF firing at BB Arkansas
CA Wichita firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
10th Garrison SNLF firing at CA Wichita
CA Tuscaloosa firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
10th Garrison SNLF firing at CA Tuscaloosa
10th Garrison SNLF firing at CL Nashville
CL Nashville firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
10th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Cassin
10th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Smith
10th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Conyngham
10th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Lamson
DD Lamson firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
DD Drayton firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
10th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Drayton
10cm T98 DP Gun Battery engaging AP Gen. H.W.Butner at 19,000 yards
DD Cassin fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

This island to the South of Kyushu. Between this Isle and Fukue-jima, I broaden the shoulders of my invasion.


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Amphibious Assault at Tanegashima (102,62)

TF 218 troops unloading over beach at Tanegashima, 102,62


Allied ground losses:
468 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 46 (1 destroyed, 45 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (0 destroyed, 32 disabled)


13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad lost overboard during unload of 41st Infantry Div /3
81mm M1 Mortar accidentally lost during unload of 41st Infantry Div /5
5 troops of a US MMG Section lost in surf during unload of 41st Infantry Div /7

Lots of disablements, but that’s what I get for going in unprepped. I don’t care, I can’t wait 2 months to get up to 100% prep for these islands. I’ll rest and recover then attack when ready.
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Ground combat at Tanegashima (102,62)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3103 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 106

Defending force 3442 troops, 143 guns, 97 vehicles, Assault Value = 66

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



Assaulting units:
10th Garrison SNLF

Defending units:
41st Infantry Div /8
Good – I shouldn’t need more then 2-3 days of heavy ground-attack from my 2E’s, and a couple of deliberate attacks to take them out.

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Ground combat at Fukue-jima (101,58)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6006 troops, 127 guns, 188 vehicles, Assault Value = 528

Defending force 1005 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 57

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 57 to 1

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

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



Assaulting units:
33rd Infantry Division
25th Infantry/A Division
25th Infantry/B Division
25th Infantry/C Division
235th USN Base Force
167th USA Base Force
139th USA Base Force
XIII US Fighter Cmd
233rd USN Base Force
212th Cst AA Rgt /4

Defending units:
11th Garrison SNLF


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Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Fukue-jima

Now I can get on with resting up disablements and replenishing my units. I’m now in landing craft invasion range of many places – with 2 Divisions on the Isle :D


Location of Tanegashima:




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Ya know, of all the things to consider, I forgot about weather over the target. Sure enough, severe storms at Osaka.

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