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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/4/2012 7:37:39 PM   
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From what I have read in other AARs the current annotation for weather over the hex is what took place last turn and there is no way to get a precise forecast for a single hex to make your decisions on. Pressing the "3" key will show a very general weather forecast for the whole region but it can be very wrong about a single hex, so it is no help.
The actual weather seems to be quite random - you cannot infer that "light rain" will progress to "moderate rain"or "heavy rain" or ease up to "overcast" or "partial cloud". I have never seen "clear" as a weather result in this crazy game, tourist photos of sunny isles notwithstanding . I think the whole thing could have been modeled better.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/8/2012 9:00:25 PM   
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Well another day went by and nothing flew against Osaka!!  Damnit.  Oh well, at least my B29's are well rested with high morale now. 

The Antietam made it to base (phew). 

Cruft has countered my Fast Raider fleets with MTB fleets, of which I countered with PT fleets operating out of Fukue-Jima.  Punch, counterpunch, counter-counterpunch :)  Love PBEM !!!!  I'll get more out later.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/9/2012 3:04:56 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 12, 45

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

48 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Arkansas
CA Wichita
CA Tuscaloosa, Shell hits 1
CL Amsterdam
CL Nashville
CL Phoenix
DD Cassin
DD Flusser
DD Smith
DD Shaw
DD Conyngham
DD Drayton
DD Cummings
AP Gen. W.P.Richardson


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


BB Arkansas firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
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
CL Amsterdam firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
10th Garrison SNLF firing at CL Amsterdam
10th Garrison SNLF firing at CL Nashville
CL Nashville firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
10th Garrison SNLF firing at CL Phoenix
10th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Flusser
10th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Smith
10th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Conyngham
DD Cummings firing at 10th Garrison SNLF
10th Garrison SNLF firing at DD Cummings
DD Cassin fired at enemy troops
DD Flusser fired at enemy troops
DD Smith fired at enemy troops
DD Shaw fired at enemy troops
DD Cummings 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 2,000 yards

Unloading the rest of the div at Tangeshima
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-543
MTB G-544
MTB G-545
MTB G-547

Allied Ships
DD Metcalfe
DD Thompson
DD Dale




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 8,000 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...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-547 at 8,000 yards
DD Thompson engages MTB G-545 at 8,000 yards
DD Thompson engages MTB G-544 at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Thompson engages MTB G-545 at 4,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-544 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-547 at 5,000 yards
DD Thompson engages MTB G-545 at 5,000 yards
DD Metcalfe engages MTB G-545 at 5,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-547 at 5,000 yards
DD Thompson engages MTB G-545 at 5,000 yards
DD Metcalfe engages MTB G-543 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-547 at 7,000 yards
DD Thompson engages MTB G-544 at 7,000 yards
DD Metcalfe engages MTB G-547 at 7,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-543 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-547 at 12,000 yards
DD Thompson engages MTB G-545 at 12,000 yards
DD Metcalfe engages MTB G-547 at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Metcalfe engages MTB G-547 at 14,000 yards
DD Metcalfe engages MTB G-544 at 14,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-543 at 14,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 102,58, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-543
MTB G-544
MTB G-545
MTB G-547

Allied Ships
PT-103
PT-104
PT-105
PT-106
PT-108




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
PT-108 engages MTB G-545 at 1,000 yards
MTB G-545 engages PT-108 at 1,000 yards
PT-105 engages MTB G-545 at 1,000 yards
MTB G-543 engages PT-104 at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
PT-108 engages MTB G-543 at 2,000 yards
PT-108 engages MTB G-544 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...
I brought 2-4DD fleets to the shores of Japan. Cruft countered by sending out hordes of (rather ineffective) MTBís. Iíve recountered by basing PTís at FukueJima, and this is our first, inconsequential, action

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ASW attack near Izu Oshima at 113,62

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Hagi

Allied Ships
SS Thresher



SS Thresher is sighted by escort
Thresher bottoming out ....
DD Kusunoki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 435 encounters mine field at Hakodate (119,53)

Allied Ships
SS Devilfish, Mine hits 1, on fire


He reacted into Hakodate. Iíll need to reset my NorthPac subs patrol zone and reaction ranges to avoid this. Iíll have to use my subs to keep his ships bottled up as much as possible


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Miyake-jima at 112,63, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD Tsuta
DD Hagi
DD Kusunoki

Allied Ships
ACM Buttress
ACM Planter




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Mine Laying TF evades combat


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ASW attack near Masan at 101,55

Japanese Ships
APD T-2
APD T-9
APD T-4
APD T-25
APD T-22
APD T-15
APD T-13

Allied Ships
SS Gato



SS Gato launches 2 torpedoes at APD T-2
APD T-25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-22 fails to find sub and abandons search
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-13 fails to find sub and abandons search
APD T-25 fails to find sub and abandons search
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Moppo at 100,54, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD T-1
APD T-2
APD T-3
APD T-4
APD T-5
APD T-6
APD T-7
APD T-8, Shell hits 1
APD T-9
APD T-10, Shell hits 1
APD T-12
APD T-13
APD T-15, Shell hits 2
APD T-22, Shell hits 1
APD T-25, Shell hits 4, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Detroit, Shell hits 1
DD Leutze
DD Marshall
DD McCord
DD Sproston




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 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...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-22 at 14,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-15 at 14,000 yards
DD Leutze engages APD T-25 at 14,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-6 at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-25 at 12,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-25 at 12,000 yards
DD Leutze engages APD T-15 at 12,000 yards
DD Marshall engages APD T-25 at 12,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-10 at 12,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-5 at 12,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-1 at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-25 at 10,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-22 at 10,000 yards
DD McCord engages APD T-25 at 10,000 yards
DD Marshall engages APD T-25 at 10,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-12 at 10,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-9 at 10,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-8 at 10,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-6 at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-25 at 7,000 yards
DD Sproston engages APD T-22 at 7,000 yards
DD McCord engages APD T-25 at 7,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-13 at 7,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-12 at 7,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-8 at 7,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-3 at 7,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-2 at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Detroit engages APD T-25 at 5,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

I suspect Cruft is fast transporting from Shanghai to China. Iíll reset some Fast Raiders along the route to intercept. I had hoped for more destruction with a CL in my fleet. Oh well.

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ASW attack near Nakadori-jima at 101,56

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-56, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Conway
DD Cony



SSX Ha-56 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Conway
DD Cony fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cony fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cony fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cony attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cony fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 22



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
VF-40 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VMF-351 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes

Had my settings all correctÖ severe storms hindered me and the bombers. Cant wait to see what happens in better weather.

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 5



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 10
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
VF-40 with F6F-5 Hellcat (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
VMF-351 with F4U-1A Corsair (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 10



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 6 damaged
P-40N26 Warhawk: 1 damaged


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


Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 9



No Japanese losses



Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

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



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 6



No Japanese losses



Port hits 1

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

Guess these attacks arenít doing anything other than training his guys.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-538, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-539, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-540, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
MTB G-542, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Metcalfe
DD Thompson
DD Dale




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 11,000 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...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Malone, G.S. crosses the 'T'
DD Dale engages MTB G-542 at 6,000 yards
MTB G-540 sunk by DD Dale at 6,000 yards
MTB G-539 sunk by DD Dale at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-542 at 4,000 yards
DD Dale engages MTB G-538 at 4,000 yards
DD Metcalfe engages MTB G-542 at 4,000 yards
MTB G-542 sunk by DD Dale at 4,000 yards
DD Thompson engages MTB G-538 at 4,000 yards
Malone, G.S. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Thompson engages MTB G-538 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
MTB G-538 sunk by DD Dale at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

An example of Crufts punch to my opening strike

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Submarine attack near Tanegashima at 102,62

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-201, hits 26, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Arkansas
CL Nashville
DE Snyder
AP Gen. H.W.Butner
xAP Monticello
DD Cassin
DD Flusser
DD Smith
DD Shaw



SS Ha-201 is sighted by escort
DD Cassin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Smith fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shaw attacking submerged sub ....
SS Ha-201 forced to surface!
DD Shaw firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Cassin firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Flusser firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Smith firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Shaw firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Cassin firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Flusser firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Smith firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Cassin firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Flusser firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Smith firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


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ASW attack near Hirosaki/Aomori at 118,52

Japanese Ships
PB Kantori Maru
PB Kure Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS Lapon



SS Lapon is located by 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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ASW attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-68
SC CHa-52

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish



SS Spearfish is located by SC CHa-68
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Nakadori-jima at 101,56

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-60, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Bullard
DD Cony



SSX Ha-60 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Bullard
Ha-60 diving deep ....
DD Cony fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cony fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cony attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cony fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cony fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Tanegashima (102,62)

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AP Gen. W.P.Richardson
DD Conyngham
DD Cassin


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Tanegashima (102,62)

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AP Gen. W.P.Richardson
DD Conyngham
DD Cassin



Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Sub vs Sub: SS Pampanito attacking SS RO-62 at 102,59 - near Kumamoto

Japanese Ships
SS RO-62, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pampanito



SS Pampanito launches 2 torpedoes at 3,000 yards

Sub on sub action

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Sub attack near Shanghai at 95,54

Japanese Ships
APD T-1
APD T-10
APD T-6
APD T-5
APD T-25
APD T-22
APD T-15
APD T-13

Allied Ships
SS Bream, hits 2



SS Bream launches 2 torpedoes at APD T-1
APD T-25 fails to find sub and abandons search
APD T-22 fails to find sub and abandons search
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-13 attacking submerged sub ....
APD T-15 attacking submerged sub ....
APD T-13 fails to find sub and abandons search
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Tanegashima at 102,62

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-216, hits 7

Allied Ships
DD Mertz



SS Ha-216 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Mertz
Ha-216 bottoming out ....
DD Mertz attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 2



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 11
F6F-5 Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x F4U-4 Corsair sweeping at 18000 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
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
A6M8 Zero x 18



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 36


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 8 destroyed

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
S-308 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
S-313 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 11 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes

This group was set to Osaka. Osaka must be socked in with weather today Ė as none of my units assigned to Osaka (all B29ís and 4 P51/47 units) flew against it. Only this unit changed targets.

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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 2
A6M7 Zero x 10
A6M8 Zero x 13
J2M5 Jack x 19
J7W1 Shinden x 2
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 4
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 30
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 36



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M7 Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
37 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 22000 feet

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
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 5 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
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, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (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 3 minutes
23rd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (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 2 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(30 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 30 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
63rd Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
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 34 minutes
105th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (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
Raid is overhead
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
Sasebo Ku S-1 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 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 25 minutes
352 Ku S-1 with J2M5 Jack (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
381 Ku S-1 with A6M7 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 26000.
Raid is overhead
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (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 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 11 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes

I can afford this exchange rate

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Morning Air attack on Oita , at 104,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
A6M5b Zero x 5



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
S-603 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 23000.
Raid is overhead
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Raid is overhead

This one too :D

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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 2
A6M7 Zero x 3
A6M8 Zero x 11
J2M5 Jack x 9
J7W1 Shinden x 2
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 22
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 18



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Sasebo Ku S-1 with J7W1 Shinden (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 to 22000.
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.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 29000.
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)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 22 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
63rd Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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
105th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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 5 minutes
381 Ku S-1 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 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
352 Ku S-1 with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tanegashima at 102,62

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 12
A6M7 Zero x 7
G4M2 Betty x 13
G4M2a Betty x 17



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Amsterdam
DD Mertz
DE Snyder
BB Arkansas



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x G4M2 Betty bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-66 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes

Banzai! - Kamihira G. in a G4M2a Betty is willing to die for the Emperor

T-storms + small cap = no hits.

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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M7 Zero x 12
A6M8 Zero x 15



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 12
TBM-1C Avenger x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M7 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

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



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

CAP engaged:
S-308 Hikotai with A6M5 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
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-1 with A6M8 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

Need to pummel the IJA here until my troops are in condition to attack.

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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 1
A6M8 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 2
F6F-5 Hellcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x F4U-4 Corsair sweeping at 18000 feet

CAP engaged:
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 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 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 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 2
A6M7 Zero x 3
A6M8 Zero x 8
J2M5 Jack x 6
J7W1 Shinden x 2
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 22
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 15



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 4 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
Sasebo Ku S-1 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 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 24000 and 26190.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 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 29 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (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 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 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 20000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 22 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
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 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
105th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 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 5 minutes
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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 6 minutes
381 Ku S-1 with A6M7 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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 4 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
352 Ku S-1 with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

Iím working over Nagasaki for sure, but wait, thereís more fail-

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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 1
A6M7 Zero x 2
A6M8 Zero x 4
J2M5 Jack x 1
J7W1 Shinden x 2
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 13
Ki-61-Ib Tony x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 11



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
35 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 26000 feet

CAP engaged:
Sasebo Ku S-1 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 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 18 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b 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 40 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 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 between 22000 and 26270.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
63rd Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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
105th Sentai with Ki-61-Ib Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
112th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
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 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
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 22890.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
381 Ku S-1 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 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 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 to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes

Nice of the P38ís to come in after the P47ís and 51ís. I rolled well on this coordination attack

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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 33
B-25J11 Mitchell x 39


Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 5 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
498 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled




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

The B25J11ís have a 75mm cannon up front. I set them to ground attack, 4k feet.

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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 26000 feet

CAP engaged:
102nd 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 13 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tanegashima at 102,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 7
G4M2 Betty x 13
G4M2a Betty x 8



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
G4M2a Betty: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged


No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Arkansas
DD Melvin



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x G4M2 Betty bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-66 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes

I had CAP set at around 17k feet. Looks like he split his attack and came in at 25k feet. I might have to raise the cap level and fly some LRCAP over this hex at a low alt to cover these approaches.

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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Garrison SNLF, at 96,65 (Okinoerabushima)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 58
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 7
SBD-3 Dauntless x 6
SBD-5 Dauntless x 12
TBF-1 Avenger x 10
TBM-1C Avenger x 13


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 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
6 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 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 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 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



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Invasion Support action off Tanegashima (102,62)

30 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
xAP Monticello
CA Wichita
CL Amsterdam
CA Tuscaloosa
BB Arkansas
AP Gen. W.P.Richardson
DD Conyngham
DD Cassin


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)


10cm T98 DP Gun Battery engaging xAP Monticello at 18,000 yards
CL Amsterdam firing to suppress enemy battery at 18,000 yards
CA Wichita firing to suppress enemy battery at 18,000 yards
CL Amsterdam firing to suppress enemy battery at 18,000 yards
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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Ground combat at Tanegashima (102,62)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2713 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78

Defending force 5166 troops, 170 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 69

Japanese adjusted assault: 16

Allied adjusted defense: 26

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
10th Garrison SNLF

Defending units:
41st Infantry Division

This was his only chance to push me off the island. Iím hoping to turn the flag on this base in a week at most.

(in reply to AcePylut)
Post #: 63
RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/9/2012 3:58:36 AM   
BBfanboy


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Looks like everything is falling into place for you. Have to think you got somewhat lucky when those heavy Betty strikes achieved nothing.

Re: your comment "I suspect Cruft is fast transporting from Shanghai to China. Iíll reset some Fast Raiders along the route to intercept. I had hoped for more destruction with a CL in my fleet. Oh well. "

I think the 32 kt CL probably prevented your DDs from dealing with those MTBs. The DDs would be closer in speed and more manoeverable on their own and could have engaged longer. However, I guess you can't always choose which enemy TF you will fight so having a CL to help against his DDs or CLs is reasonable too.

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Post #: 64
RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/14/2012 1:57:29 AM   
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Good points BB. I was hoping to get that CL in amongst the slower APD's but alas, it didn't go that way. I'm going to start sending PT boats after the ships buzzing around Fukue-Jima.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 13, 45
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Submarine attack near Saishu To at 100,56

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-144

Allied Ships
DD Marshall



DD Marshall is sighted by SS Ha-D-144
SS Ha-D-144 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Marshall


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Hirosaki/Aomori at 118,52, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Chohakusan Maru, Shell hits 3
PB Kantori Maru, Shell hits 7, on fire
PB Kure Maru #5, Shell hits 6

Allied Ships
PF Coronado, Shell hits 3
PF Eugene




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 46% moonlight: 8,000 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...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages PF Coronado at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages PF Coronado at 4,000 yards
PF Coronado engages PB Kure Maru #5 at 4,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages PF Eugene at 4,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PF Coronado at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
PB Kantori Maru engages PF Coronado at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
PF Coronado engages PB Kure Maru #5 at 4,000 yards
PB Kantori Maru engages PF Coronado at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
PB Kantori Maru engages PF Eugene at 6,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PF Coronado at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
PF Eugene engages PB Kantori Maru at 10,000 yards
PF Coronado engages PB Kantori Maru at 10,000 yards
PF Coronado engages PB Chohakusan Maru at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages PF Coronado at 11,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PF Coronado at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages PF Eugene at 10,000 yards
PF Coronado engages PB Chohakusan Maru at 10,000 yards
Terayama, W. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 11,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages PF Eugene at 11,000 yards
PB Kantori Maru engages PF Eugene at 11,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PF Eugene at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PF Coronado at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
PB Kure Maru #5 engages PF Coronado at 7,000 yards
PF Coronado engages PB Kantori Maru at 7,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PF Coronado at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
PF Eugene engages PB Kure Maru #5 at 12,000 yards
PF Coronado engages PB Kantori Maru at 12,000 yards
PB Chohakusan Maru engages PF Coronado at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...

So this PB/SC tf has been guarding the straights between Honshu and Hokkaido Ė on the *west* side of the straights. After the IJN CV sightings of a couple days ago, my Fast Raider TFís were in place. Well I decided to send a ďslowĒ Fast Raider fleet to see if they could deal with this menace to my subs, and also flush out whatever Cruft had in Hokkaido. Looks like the engagement turned out better for me, than him. Kinda happy about that, never played to the point where I had these PF ships, didnít really know their capabilities. I figured they were better than PB/PC/SCís, but not as good as DEís or DDís.

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Night Air attack on TF, near Orchid Island at 87,68

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 7



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SC PC-810



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


Cruft is training up at night torpedo attacks. No doubt to try and night attack my ďbig bad Japan invasion forceĒ. Iíll have to remember this.

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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N26 Warhawk: 5 damaged
P-40N26 Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-67-Ib Peggy bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 3 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 15
S1A1 Denko x 9
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 26



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 99


Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-S Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 9 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak



Manpower hits 83
Fires 24095

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
32 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes


So my B29ís failed to fly the last two days in the daytime. So Iíll send them in at night on a firebombing attack. I plan on firebombing Osaka for the next 3-4 days in a row. The next attack will probably be split between day and night, and will have about Ĺ-3/4ís of the planes, cuz I only had my b29s on 10% rest. Iím going to up that to 30-40% across the board to keep em flying daily over the next few days. Everything will be a city attack to see what kind of fires I can generate. Anyhow Ė this dayís events was very uncoordinated, as the next 10 combats will show. PS Ė this is the way the devs can deal with the ďmassive 2k plane strikeĒ, increase the coordination penalties so strikes come in all split up.

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 12
S1A1 Denko x 9
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 21



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 51


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged



Manpower hits 25
Fires 56350

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 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 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes

What the heck is a S1A1 Denko!!!!

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 71 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 12
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 16



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-S Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes



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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 11



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F6F-5 Hellcat x 15
F6F-5N Hellcat x 19


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

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
VF-40 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VMF-124 with F6F-5N Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VMF-351 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VMF(N)-542 with F6F-5N Hellcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

More night attacks on Manila, Fukue-Jima. Cruft doesnít attack any base during the daytime. Just a little night cap does wonders tho.

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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 8



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N26 Warhawk: 4 damaged
P-40N26 Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Patsies out of Tokyo. After Iím done with OsakaÖ I have a feel Cruft is pretty complacent about me not attacking Tokyo Ė so Iím going to ignore Tokyo for the next week Ė let him move more planes there, and then plaster it.

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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 10



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SS Aspro, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage


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


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

These subs had to park at Fukue-Jima due to massive damage. They probably wonít make it back.

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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 9



No Japanese losses



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



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Night Air attack on TF, near Orchid Island at 87,68

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 6



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SC-647
SC PC-808



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 4



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Here come the heavies with incendaries

Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 5
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 16



Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 2 damaged



Manpower hits 24
Fires 82960

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 18 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 15



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 12


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 24
Fires 75920

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 15



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 3
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 15



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged



Manpower hits 6
Fires 86825

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 15



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 14


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 2
Fires 104040

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 15



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 9


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 9
Fires 84240

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 15



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 4
Fires 112880

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 15



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged



Manpower hits 6
Fires 116960

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 14



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 65 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 7
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 14



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
S1A1 Denko: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged



Manpower hits 5
Fires 101200

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 13



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 12



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 7



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7



No Japanese losses



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



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 8


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 5
Fires 94120

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 18 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 3
Fires 95680

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 18 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 2
Fires 96720

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 8


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 2
Fires 97760

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 3
Fires 129880

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 2
Fires 100360

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 1
Fires 100880

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 1
Fires 132600

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 5
Fires 136000

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 1
Fires 136680

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 4
Fires 106600

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes



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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 4



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F6F-5 Hellcat x 15
F6F-5N Hellcat x 17


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
VF-40 with F6F-5 Hellcat (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
VMF-124 with F6F-5N Hellcat (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
VMF-351 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VMF(N)-542 with F6F-5N Hellcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 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: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 4



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SS Shad, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SS Sturgeon, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



Port hits 1

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



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 6
Fires 109720

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 18 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 8
Fires 113880

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 18 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 7
Fires 117520

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 3
Fires 155720

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 14000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 12
Fires 125320

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 4
Fires 166600

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak



Manpower hits 9
Fires 172720

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes


172k fires after all that. DL levels went up dramatically. I bet tomorrows daytime attack kicks some butt Ė if they actually flyÖ. Cuz you know, Osaka is a t-storm magnet.

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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,57

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-38, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Waldron
DD Zellars



SSX Ha-38 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Waldron
Ha-38 diving deep ....
DD Zellars attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 312 encounters mine field at Midway Island (158,91)

Japanese Ships
SS I-14, Mine hits 1, on fire


Midway Island, slipped through my SCís patrolling around.


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Sub attack near Shimonoseki at 105,56

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 22
SC Ch 43

Allied Ships
SS Jack, hits 3



Captain of SS Jack elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Jack diving deep ....
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...
SC Ch 43 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 43 is out of ASW ammo
SC Ch 43 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

idiot capín should have fired his torps.

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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 3
A6M8 Zero x 22



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
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)
(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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (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, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes

Nice to see my corsairs out of Fukue-Jima sweep before the bombers go in to keep the IJ troops disrupted. A couple more days of this and my troops should be recovered from the snap-invasion to try a deliberate attack just to see what heís got left in the tank.


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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 9



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 47


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
46 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 22000 feet

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (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 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 76 minutes
S-407 Hikotai 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 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iki-shima at 102,56

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M3-J Sam x 20
D4Y4 Judy x 20



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M3-J Sam: 1 destroyed
D4Y4 Judy: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Zellars
DD Waldron
DD John W. Weeks



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x D4Y4 Judy flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
10 x D4Y4 Judy flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-422 with F4U-1D Corsair (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(20 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes

A little bit of cap over a TF at Tangeshima does wonders. 20 Judyís gone.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tanegashima at 102,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
A6M8 Zero x 15
G4M2 Betty x 18
G4M2a Betty x 16



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 1 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 3 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
DD Melvin
DD Mertz
DD Charrette
DD Abbot



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
18 x G4M2 Betty bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

But that first raid had the effect of removing my cap. No matter, his pilots must really suck.

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Morning Air attack on 6th Garrison SNLF, at 96,65 (Okinoerabushima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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


Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 70
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 10
SBD-3 Dauntless x 10
SBD-5 Dauntless x 19
TBF-1 Avenger x 17
TBM-1C Avenger x 19


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

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



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

CVís chilling at Daito Shoto decided to launch their ac (against my orders).

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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 8
TBM-1C Avenger x 19


No Allied losses

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



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



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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
SBD-6 Dauntless x 47


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-6 Dauntless: 1 damaged

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



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 2000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 2000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 8


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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


Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 29
B-25H Mitchell x 54
B-25J11 Mitchell x 54


Allied aircraft losses
A-26C Invader: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
734 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
51 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
29 x A-26C Invader bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
48 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

54 planes with 75mm cannons strafing + 83 other bombers = destruction!

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Morning Air attack on Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 17



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 84


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 23000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
21 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 23000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
37 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 23000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

Gonna keep tagging all the HI around China I can. Next up: Canton


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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 27
B-25J11 Mitchell x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
215 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



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

B25-J11ís are quickly becoming my most valuable 2E aircraft. I love them.

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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 27


Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
112 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
27 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 Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 12



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 156


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
48 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
58 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
42 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

Training flight from 47th Sentai has been caught up in attack

I wonder why heís on training and not CAP.

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Morning Air attack on Canton , at 77,59

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 3



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
47th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (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 to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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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 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Id Tony x 8



Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 123


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17G Fortress: 2 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
52 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 17000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-17G Fortress bombing from 17000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
56 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 (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Hong Kong , at 77,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Id Tony x 2



Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 45


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Heavy Industry hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
45 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 (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes

These last two attacks should end Hong Kongís HI


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Afternoon Air attack on Tokyo , at 114,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 26
N1K1-J George x 4
N1K2-J George x 2
N1K5-J George x 5
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 12
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 14
Ki-84b Frank x 15



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 48


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 6 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
34 x P-51H Mustang sweeping at 28000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with N1K5-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
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
S-303 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (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 4 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with N1K2-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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
S-601 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (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 43 minutes
48th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
55th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (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
104th Sentai with Ki-84b Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

Interesting, I expected more, better, fighters at Tokyo. Hmmm. Where could they be?

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Afternoon Air attack on Tokyo , at 114,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 10
N1K1-J George x 1
N1K5-J George x 1
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 7
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 5
Ki-84b Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 49


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
47 x P-51H Mustang sweeping at 28000 feet *

CAP engaged:
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
S-601 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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
48th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
55th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
104th Sentai with Ki-84b Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 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 13 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with N1K5-J George (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 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
5th 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 15000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

I do like the IJ losses

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Afternoon Air attack on Yokohama/Yokosuka , at 113,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 13
N1K1-J George x 6
N1K2-J George x 5
N1K5-J George x 9



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 2 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 3 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
36 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 24000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-2 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
S-601 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Raid is overhead
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
S-303 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Raid is overhead

Ahh Cruft Ė you moved your good fighters to Chiba and my P51ís flew right past them on their way to Tokyo, leaving my P38ís to deal with them.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kanoya at 103,61

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
A6M5b Zero x 8
A6M8 Zero x 4
G4M2a Betty x 13



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2a Betty: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Dewey



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M2a Betty bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kanoya at 103,62

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 7
G4M2 Betty x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AM Effective



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M2 Betty bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 13
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 14
Ki-61-Id Tony x 14



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 6 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-61-Id Tony: 8 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
40 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 26000 feet *

CAP engaged:
345 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
345 Ku S-2 with A6M8 Zero (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
19th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

As you can see, Iíve decided to forgo rotating sweeps against one target, and decided to sweep a multitude of different targets to see if I can increase my kill rates.

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Afternoon Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 50


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

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
50 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 27000 feet *

CAP engaged:
71st 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 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes

One brave Oscar attacks, and pays for it.

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ASW attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-103, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Waldron
DD Zellars



SSX Ha-D-103 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Waldron
DD Zellars attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-45

Allied Ships
SS Jack



SS Jack is sighted by escort
Jack bottoming out ....
SC CHa-45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-52
SC CHa-68
SC CHa-49

Allied Ships
SS Jack, hits 12, heavy damage



SS Jack is located by SC CHa-52
Jack bottoming out ....
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-52 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-68 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-68 is out of ASW ammo
SS Jack forced to surface!
SC CHa-52 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-49 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-68 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-52 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-49 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-52 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-49 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-49 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-68 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-52 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-49 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-68 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-52 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-49 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-68 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-52 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-49 firing on surfaced sub ....
SC CHa-68 firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

Idiot capín should have fired his torps. I guess I canít relieve him of command now.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/14/2012 8:51:51 PM   
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quote:

What the heck is a S1A1 Denko


According to Wikipedia, it was supposed to be the Japanese answer to the P-61 Black Widow. The name means "bolt of light", which I guess is good for a night fighter. IRL two prototypes were begun , but neither was ever completed.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/14/2012 9:41:45 PM   
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Wow, it's cool to see a 1945 scenario. I've never tried this one. What are the victory conditions and end date(s)? Any idea who's "winning"?

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 3/14/2012 10:15:47 PM   
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IIRC japan started with all the points (something like 70k to my 5k)... and all the victory points are located in Japan proper, for the most part - going through China and Korea won't give me the points to overcome his lead. I need to take bases in Japan to "win" - although I've never played this scenario before and have no idea what pace I need to set. I figure I need to be pretty "even" with history - which planned an invasion of Kyushu 2 months after this scenario starts, and invade Honshu on March 1st.

I'm pretty sure I"m not going to follow the same invasion plan as "history", except I want to be landing somewhere on Japan in 2 months.

I'll post the Victory Point screen as soon as I get a turn back, to see where I'm at and where I need to be.

This IS a fun game for the allies. After all, how many grand campaign games really go to the point where the Allies have "everything"? None of the PBEM's I've tried made it past mid '43. It really sucks to play for a year or two of real life and get the poo beat out of you as allies, then have the Japanese quit when the tide turns and they are looking forward to another 2-3 years of getting pushed all over the map.

I made a comment to Cruft that his airplane hit rates remind me of the Dutch in '41. So this is what it's like to roll through the DEI :)

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Osaka here I come - 3/14/2012 10:19:55 PM   
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Also, nearly 1/3 to 1/2 of all of Japan's heavy industry is located in Osaka and Tokyo. If I knew how effective my planes would be, and how ineffective his fighters would be, I"d have started firebombing Tokyo on day 1. As it is, I've delayed attacking those targets until now... and my B29 plan for the next few days is to firebomb Osaka and see what kind of damage I can do to everything in the hex. I read that industry destroyed by fires can't be repaired, it's "gone". I figure on 4 days of hard flying against Osaka and then we'll see what sort of fires and damage have been done. As it is right now, I think there's about 200k fires in Osaka. I'll probably have to rest my bombers after that for a few days which is OK because I"ll be needing my fighters for cap for another mini-invasion in preperation for the big assault which will be coming in about 6 weeks game-time.

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RE: Osaka here I come - 3/14/2012 11:45:39 PM   
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Here's the VP screenie...





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RE: Osaka here I come - 4/30/2012 12:10:18 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 14, 45
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Tawa, Shell hits 4, heavy fires

Allied Ships
DD Metcalfe
DD Thompson, Shell hits 1
DD Dale




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 57% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
DD Tawa engages DD Dale at 10,000 yards
DD Tawa engages DD Thompson at 10,000 yards
DD Tawa engages DD Metcalfe at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Tawa engages DD Dale at 6,000 yards
DD Metcalfe engages DD Tawa at 6,000 yards
DD Tawa engages DD Dale at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Tawa at 5,000 yards
DD Tawa engages DD Metcalfe at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Tawa engages DD Dale at 6,000 yards
Yoshitomi, Zenji orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Dale engages DD Tawa at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 20



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-74-I Patsy: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-78 with F6F-3N Hellcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

well the night cap didnít shoot down much, but made their attacks ineffective, as the following will show
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Night Air attack on Fukue-jima , at 101,58

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 7
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 13



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-67-Ib Peggy bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 3 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIb Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-78 with F6F-3N Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 12
S1A1 Denko x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 3
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 22



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 15
B-29B Superfort x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-S Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 3 damaged



Manpower hits 6
Fires 29514

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 18 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 18 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes

Figured Iíd start with some night attacks on firebombing

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 5
S1A1 Denko x 6
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 17



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 52


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 54
Fires 34240

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 4
S1A1 Denko x 6
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 17



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 6 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 17000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 12



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-78 with F6F-3N Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 3
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 12



Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 2 damaged



Manpower hits 2
Fires 34920

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 18 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 68 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (1 airborne, 0 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 39 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 3
S1A1 Denko x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 12



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 16


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged



Manpower hits 14
Fires 39340

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 3
S1A1 Denko x 3
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 10



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged



Manpower hits 1
Fires 39680

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 17000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 3
S1A1 Denko x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 10



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 12


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Manpower hits 10
Fires 72221

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 6



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged

No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

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

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-78 with F6F-3N Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 4



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF(N)-78 with F6F-3N Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 3
S1A1 Denko x 1
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 10



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 17000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
T-12 Hikotai with S1A1 Denko (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 63 minutes



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 3
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 8



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 11000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3 with J1N1-S Irving (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
106th Sentai with Ki-46-III KAI Dinah (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

Well, night cap over Fukue-jima did itís job, and the bombers over Osaka didnít do all that great

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Submarine attack near Iki-shima at 102,57

Japanese Ships
DD Tawa

Allied Ships
SS Parche



DD Tawa is sighted by SS Parche
SS Parche launches 2 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Iki-shima at 102,57

Japanese Ships
DD Tawa, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Parche



DD Tawa is sighted by SS Parche
SS Parche launches 2 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Moppo at 100,54

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-61, hits 12, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Clarence Bronson



SSX Ha-61 is sighted by escort
DD Clarence Bronson attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Tanegashima at 102,62

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-209

Allied Ships
LCI(R)-225



LCI(R)-225 is sighted by SS Ha-209
Captain of SS Ha-209 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target


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Sub attack near Kunashiri at 126,50

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, hits 21, heavy damage

Allied Ships
PF Coronado
PF Eugene



SS I-162 launches 2 torpedoes at PF Coronado
I-162 diving deep ....
PF Eugene attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Tanegashima at 102,62

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-209, hits 36, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Abbot
DD Charrette



SS Ha-209 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Abbot
Ha-209 bottoming out ....
DD Charrette attacking submerged sub ....
DD Abbot attacking submerged sub ....
DD Charrette fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Abbot attacking submerged sub ....
DD Abbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Abbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Abbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Abbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat F.II x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Hellcat F.II sweeping at 28000 feet

Now begins a number of sweeps over Formosa to clear out the island

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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x F4U-4 Corsair sweeping at 28000 feet

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-1 with A6M8 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

wonder what this wasÖ 1 zero

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Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 17
N1K5-J George x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 21



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 4 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K5-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
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 30 minutes
S-301 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 15 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 4
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 32



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
S-601 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
51st Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 8 on standby, 20 scrambling)
9 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 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
55th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
And some sweeps over Southern Kyushu to clean out the island


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Morning Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 12



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
S-601 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (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 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
51st Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 9



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 21000 feet *

CAP engaged:
52nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
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 34 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 16


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
52nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 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 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 6th Garrison SNLF, at 96,65 (Okinoerabushima)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 71
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 10
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9
SBD-5 Dauntless x 19
TBF-1 Avenger x 19
TBM-1C Avenger x 19


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged

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



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

Iíll give this base and Tanegashima a few days workover by my bombers before invading

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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 3
A6M8 Zero x 10



Allied aircraft
SBD-6 Dauntless x 44


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-6 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 2000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 2000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x SBD-6 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 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
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 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-407 Hikotai 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-1 with A6M8 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

And this is why I donít send bombers over defended airbases. Iím trying to keep my pools up for the bloodbath coming when I invade Japan

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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M7 Zero x 3
A6M8 Zero x 6



Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 22
B-25H Mitchell x 61
B-25J11 Mitchell x 90
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 30
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M7 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
631 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 62 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 26 (19 destroyed, 7 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PBJ-1J Mitchell bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
50 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
50 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
40 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
22 x A-26C Invader bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
261 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
265 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
S-407 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 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 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
261 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 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M8 Zero x 2



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
S-308 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
S-313 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 4


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 5
N1K5-J George x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 4
P-38L Lightning x 22


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet
4 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 25000 feet

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
S-301 Hikotai with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 205


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 10 damaged



Manpower hits 158
Fires 66215

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
29 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
21 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
29 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
24 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
28 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
24 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
20 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
52nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 55


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 10 damaged



Manpower hits 31
Fires 75735

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
28 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-351 Hikotai with A6M2-K Zero (36 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
36 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

Training flight from S-351 Hikotai has been caught up in attack
Banzai! - Hamano U. in a A6M2-K Zero rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Obuchi I. in a A6M2-K Zero rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Minowa D. in a A6M2-K Zero rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor


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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-K Zero x 10



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 17


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged



Manpower hits 10
Fires 78795

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-351 Hikotai with A6M2-K Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 676 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-K Zero x 5



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-K Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
50 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 21000 feet *

CAP engaged:
S-351 Hikotai with A6M2-K 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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 26
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 44


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

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



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

CAP engaged:
S-313 Hikotai with A6M8 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



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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 50


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
50 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Sub attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-104

Allied Ships
DD John W. Weeks
DD Zellars



SSX Ha-D-104 launches 2 torpedoes at DD John W. Weeks
Ha-D-104 diving deep ....
DD Zellars attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Miyake-jima at 112,63

Japanese Ships
DD Nire
DD Noyate
DD Katsura

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish, hits 2



SS Kingfish is sighted by escort
Kingfish bottoming out ....
DD Noyate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Katsura fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Noyate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Noyate attacking submerged sub ....
DD Noyate fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Noyate fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Tanegashima (102,62)

TF 254 troops unloading over beach at Tanegashima, 102,62


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



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Osaka here I come - 4/30/2012 12:11:07 AM   
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PS - the Antietam is safely at Amani Oshima - now to clear out some sys damage and IJN subs lurking in the area, and I'll try and move it to a safer location.

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RE: Osaka here I come - 4/30/2012 12:12:10 AM   
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Oh look at that, I logged in with the wrong account. Oh well, it happens. Not that I'm being all sneaky and stuff, after all, who's going to think AcePylut is different from AcePylut9 on these here forums.


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RE: Osaka here I come - 4/30/2012 5:10:36 AM   
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And... I will triple down the fire attacks on Osaka. An invasion of another 2 islands is 4 days out.

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RE: Osaka here I come - 5/3/2012 2:45:01 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 15, 45
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Invasion Support action off Tanegashima (102,62)

Allied Ships
LCI(R)-646
LSM-11



LCI(R)-646 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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ASW attack near Izu Oshima at 113,62

Japanese Ships
DD Noyate
DD Katsura

Allied Ships
SS Thresher, hits 3

IJ ASW is pretty good


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iki-shima at 102,56, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Miyake, Shell hits 1
E Kurahashi, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
E Yashiro, Shell hits 12, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Waldron
DD John W. Weeks, Shell hits 2
DD Zellars




Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
orders Japanese TF to disengage

My Fast Raider Fleets are just plain deadly. Only fast in and out transports and air-transport will be able to move troops from China to Korea to Japan. Goal completed!


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Night Air attack on TF, near Orchid Island at 87,68

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 4



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SC PC-811



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Heís been working the night attacks, Iíll have to beware when the big invasion comes, and be sure to dedicate some groups to night cap

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 21
B-29B Superfort x 5


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 5
Fires 31556

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 16000 feet *
City Attack: 18 x 500 lb GP Bomb

And commences another day of round-the-clock bombing on Osaka. Itís Japans #1 HI Resource Center, and by going for this, I can eliminate Japans HI production by the end of the month.

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 28


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged



Manpower hits 8
Fires 33916


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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 15


No Allied losses



Manpower hits 3
Fires 52496



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 13


No Allied losses



Manpower hits 2
Fires 53386



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 71 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 18


No Allied losses



Manpower hits 3
Fires 54721


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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 11


No Allied losses



Manpower hits 3
Fires 56056



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 14


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 7
Fires 39226

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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 11


No Allied losses



Manpower hits 4
Fires 60951



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Night Air attack on TF, near Orchid Island at 87,68

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 7



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SC PC-803



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 8


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Manpower hits 2
Fires 40996


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Sub attack near Shikotan at 126,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-201

Allied Ships
PF Loch Glendhu



SS I-201 launches 2 torpedoes at PF Loch Glendhu

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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 99,59

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-140, hits 8

Allied Ships
xAK Alcoa Pegasus
DD Trathen
DD Tingey



SS Ha-D-140 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Alcoa Pegasus
DD Trathen attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tingey fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Tanegashima (102,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-799
LSM-13



LCI-799 fired at enemy troops


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Sub attack near Tsingtao at 97,48

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-82
SC CHa-74
xAKL Sunten Maru
xAKL Nitian Maru
SC CHa-83
SC CHa-81

Allied Ships
SS Pogy



SS Pogy launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-82

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Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat F.II x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Hellcat F.II sweeping at 28000 feet


This was the only AM attack Ė no fighters swept from Iwo Jima to Osaka as I had planned

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Afternoon Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 12



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 49


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 2 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
23rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-84r Frank (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 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

But they swept in the afternoon.


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Afternoon Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 8



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 47


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
47 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 21000 feet *

CAP engaged:
52nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
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 3 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
50 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
52nd 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 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 5000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 23000 feet



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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-29



SSX Ha-29 is sighted by escort
Sub escapes detection

All in all a quiet day, severe storms kept most B29s in the Marianas from flying


OPERATIONAL REPORT:

Daito Shoto expands airfield to size 2
86th Infantry Division arrives at San Francisco

Sigint:

214th Division is located at Utsonomiya(115,60).
4th Tank Division is located at Chiba(114,61).
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade is located at Hanoi(68,56).
10th Air Division is located at Nagaoka(114,58).
6th Air Division is located at Iwaki(116,59).
22nd AA Regiment is located at Hankow(85,50).
47th Division is located at Yamagata(116,57).
81st Division is located at Utsonomiya(115,60).


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RE: Osaka here I come - 5/4/2012 10:53:56 PM   
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The intersting thing to note, on this day, was weather over Osaka. The night phase saw nothing but Severe Storms. By the time morning rolled around, those storms were so severs that Osaka was socked in and nothing flew against it. In the afternoon phase, the weather let up a little to just Thunderstorms and some planes flew.

Either way, it's one way to get rest.

Around the horn - my combat ships have reloaded and rearmed and are getting ready to head back into harms way.

My Fast Raider fleets continue to wreak utter havoc on the IJN - but it's time to replace the ships on station as they are low on ammo and gas. I've been cycling them in and out as they use up ammo/gas, but now they all need replacement.

Cruft has countered the Fast Raider fleets by using even smaller boats (MTB's, etc.) to soak up ops points and ammo. It's not working well as far as hitting my ships, but it does cause my fleets to return to base a lot quicker.

Up in the North Pac, my 2 Air Combat TF's of 2CV/2CVL have been dancing near Hokkaido trying to draw out the IJN carriers, but Cruft isn't sending them out past a couple hexes from his own base. Too bad, because I have a 6 CVE fleet in the bank waiting for such a strike. Oh well, covering this area has allowed me to bring a lot of stuff to the Aleuts, in preparation for walking down the Kurile chain, as part of my long long long term strategy.


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RE: Osaka here I come - 5/17/2012 5:56:12 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 16, 45
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Pre-Invasion action off Tanegashima (102,62)

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City
DD Wilson
LCI(M)-1089
LCI(M)-1056
LCI(M)-1055
LCI(M)-1023
LCI(M)-1012
LCI(M)-975
LCI(M)-952
LCI(M)-951
LCI(M)-810
LCI(M)-809
LCI(M)-808
LCI(M)-807
LCI(M)-806
LCI(M)-630
LST-881
LST-708
DD Downes

Japanese ground losses:
230 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Looking good so far, for invasion Tanegashima



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Amphibious Assault at Tanegashima (102,62)

TF 362 troops unloading over beach at Tanegashima, 102,62


Allied ground losses:
577 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 86 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


13 troops of a USA Rifle Squad 44 lost from landing craft during unload of 96th Infantry Div /44

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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-28

Allied Ships
DMS Southard, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


SSX Ha-28 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Southard
Escort abandons search for sub

Sheíll sink. These SSXís were bound to hit sooner or later.

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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 32



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
F6F-5 Hellcat x 15
F6F-5N Hellcat x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 3 destroyed, 7 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Just a minimal amount of night cap does wonders to disrupt night bombing


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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 20



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-74-I Patsy: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

The data proves it

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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 18



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3N Hellcat: 1 damaged
F6F-3N Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40N26 Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5
CAP wears out, damage increases


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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 9



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

It works.

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Night Air attack on TF, near Calayan at 82,69

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 7



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DE Dufilmo

Night Naval attack Ė memo to self: detail a few squads to night cap when the CVís are in range


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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 74 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 7



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Night cap is wearing off


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Night Air attack on TF, near Calayan at 82,69

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 5



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DE Dufilmo
DE Formoe

Night attacks arenít effective. Cruft is going for raising skills with these, to hopefully get lucky when the big one comes


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Night Air attack on TF, near Batan Island at 85,69

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 3



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SC PC-812




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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 8



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N26 Warhawk: 1 damaged
P-40N26 Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4
Cap has been burnt through, and I get damaged


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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 6



No Japanese losses



Runway hits 1

no cap = damage

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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-29

Allied Ships
DMS Southard, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

2nd torp of the night, she sank.

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ASW attack near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-33, hits 3, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Braine
DD Colahan


Debris floats to surface in area of attack!

Confirmed kill

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-30

Allied Ships
PT-61
PT-76, Shell hits 1
PT-78
PT-80
PT-81
PT-112



Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 85% moonlight: 11,000 yards

1 20mm hit

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Amphibious Assault at Miyako-jima (91,66)

TF 167 troops unloading over beach at Miyako-jima, 91,66


Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)

A snatch and grab. Nothing destroyed, just disabled.




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Sub attack near Izu Oshima at 113,63

Japanese Ships
DD Odake
DD Kusunoki
DD Noyate
DD Hatsuume
DD Kaba
DD Hatsuzakura

Allied Ships
SS Sabalo, hits 1


Jap super-asw to the rescue


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Sub attack near Shikotan at 126,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-201, hits 4

Allied Ships
PF Loch Glendhu, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
PF Loch Katrine

A good day for the IJN subs

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ASW attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 7
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 11

Allied Ships
SS Billfish


I escape, barely

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Sub attack near Oki Shoto at 108,55

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-8

Allied Ships
SS Gabilan


I guess SCs arenít E boats

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Sub attack near Oki Shoto at 108,55

Japanese Ships
xAK Zyuyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-8

Allied Ships
SS Archerfish


Sweet revenge
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Sub attack near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-34

Allied Ships
DD Braine
DD Colahan

he got 2 torps off, missed, dove deep


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Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat F.II x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Hellcat F.II sweeping at 28000 feet

Nothing left in Formosa. Iím sure I could grab this island fairly easily, but do I want to divert from the HI to do so? Benefits: Bases closer to Japan that can stage B29ís. Disadvantages, time and not very many VPís


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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 16


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 13000 feet

Sweet Ė I swept Tanegashima first, before the bombers come

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Morning Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 8



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed

HmmmÖ


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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 14



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 46


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 7 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
39 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 28000 feet

The 38ís seem to do well at altitude.

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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 6
Ki-84r Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 48


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Heís getting better fighters. Not to many Zeros anymore


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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 2



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 50


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

They ran


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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 9


No Allied losses

No more CAP. Time for the bombers

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Morning Air attack on 10th Garrison SNLF, at 102,62 (Tanegashima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 32
B-25H Mitchell x 91
B-25J11 Mitchell x 98
F4U-1D Corsair x 15
F4U-4 Corsair x 21
F6F-5 Hellcat x 31
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 4 damaged
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
616 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (7 destroyed, 1 disabled)

So, I basically just eliminated the Jap garrison via a couple days of 2E attacks. Oh yeah, the B25s have a 75mm cannon in them, or something like 14 .50cals. Utter devastation.


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Morning Air attack on Takao , at 84,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat F.II x 3


No Allied losses

Formosa is empty. Based on how well my B25ís perform, Iíll need to consider reconning the isle to see if I can snatch a few bases on the cheap. I wouldnít want to detail more than a division or two Ė perhaps the Aussies or brits would work.

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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 11


No Allied losses

Some Corsairs take an orientation flight over theisle.


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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-24J Liberator x 70
B-29-25 Superfort x 67
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 11


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 57

Been seeing some activity here. Decided to close the base and send a couple DDís to blockade it

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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

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


Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 4


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 13000 feet

Look ma, no hands

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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 409
B-29B Superfort x 81



No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 30 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 9 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 290
Fires 6391

Banzai! - Aihara G. in a A6M2-K Zero rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Muto L. in a A6M2-K Zero rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor

Thatís the badonkadonk

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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-K Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 147
B-29B Superfort x 28



Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-K Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 5 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 1 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 88
Fires 7752


Banzai! - Handa S. in a A6M2-K Zero rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor

So far, ~650 B29ís have done ~370 HI hits. Me likey. Also, Kami training units that get caught up in the attack seem to try and kami the B29ís

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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 6


No Allied losses

Why I had my guys set to sweep at 17k, dunno


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Morning Air attack on Nagoya , at 111,60

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 6



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Run away they say

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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 2



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed

Nagasaki seems to have a decent amount of high level AC these days


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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 8


Now theyíre just wasting fuel

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tsushima at 103,56

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 13
A7M3-J Sam x 8
Ki-201 Karyu x 11



Allied aircraft
P-40N26 Warhawk x 40


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N26 Warhawk: 7 destroyed

Mistake on my part, sending 40 P40ís at wave level on a naval attack Ė trying to pick off all the little boats Cruft is running around


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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 68


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 9

Exp for my fly boys


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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 54 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 42


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 8

Milk run

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Morning Air attack on Yokohama/Yokosuka , at 113,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 8
N1K5-J George x 21



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 3 destroyed

Shindens and Georges over Yo0kohama. I think I forgot to rest my guys, nothingís going on here this turn anyways

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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 50


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 5

Bombers galore

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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 4
B-24J Liberator x 75


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 17

The allies have so many toys

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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 14


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 13
Fires 6983
These guys got a late start out of Guam forwhatever reason. Hung over from the night before maybe.


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iki-shima at 102,56

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M3-J Sam x 5



Allied aircraft
P-40N26 Warhawk x 13


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N26 Warhawk: 3 destroyed

Dumb me

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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 37


No Allied losses


These P51ís swept just to show the Japanese populace that the Allies have plenty of supplies to waste.

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Morning Air attack on Yokohama/Yokosuka , at 113,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 8
N1K5-J George x 18



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 46


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 7 destroyed


Idiotically sent these guys in at 16k, forgot to check their alt when switching from escort to sweep



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 13
A7M3-J Sam x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 10
Ki-201 Karyu x 5



Allied aircraft
P-40N26 Warhawk x 35


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M3-J Sam: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N26 Warhawk: 5 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAKL Tokai Maru #11, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Utide Maru

Well, I did get a ship, cost half the squadron though.

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Afternoon Air attack on Nanking , at 91,52

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 24


No Allied losses



Heavy Industry hits 2


Just a little good-bye present from Allied Shipping and Delivery

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Ground combat at Tanegashima (102,62)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5818 troops, 169 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 302

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

Allied adjusted assault: 22

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 22 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Tanegashima !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: fatigue(-)



Assaulting units:
41st Infantry Division
Tenth Army Combat Engr Rgt /60
96th Infantry Div /21

The B25ís killed everything.





Sept 17 map update...




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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/17/2012 6:12:49 AM   
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Results of Heavy Industry bombing to date. Tokyo remains untouched.




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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/19/2012 7:52:46 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 17, 45
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ASW attack near Iki-shima at 102,57

Japanese Ships
E W-30

Allied Ships
SS Parche


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ASW attack near Izu Oshima at 113,62

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki
DD Odake
DD Yanagi
DD Suruyate
DD Noyate
DD Katsura
DD Hatsuume

Allied Ships
SS Thresher, hits 5


Shot 5 torps at the Kusunoki, missed

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Sub attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 12
SC Ch 11

Allied Ships
SS Picuda, hits 3

shot 2 torps at the SC12, missed



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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 22



Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CVE Sitkoh Bay, Bomb hits 1
CL Oklahoma City, Bomb hits 1
CVE Steamer Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire



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

My cap failed to fly for some reason. Either way, 1 of those hits did about 5 points of sys damage, the other did about 20. Theyíll be fixed up in about 3 weeks total

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 82 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 13
G4M2 Betty x 7



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses


Night Bombing attack against CAP - ineffective

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Night Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 36



No Japanese losses



Port hits 9
Port supply hits 1

Their bombload is 2 250kg bombs and 4 60kg bombs. Must be coming from far away


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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 20
Ki-74-I Patsy x 11



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-74-I Patsy: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses


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


Runway hits 1
Engineers have already repaired the damage

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 4
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 14



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Attack fail

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 7



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-74-I Patsy: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Man just 2 planes will do the trick

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

2 planes

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 5



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-74-I Patsy: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Same 2 fighters flying around in the air chasing will-o-the-wisps



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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 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


These 2 hellcats have phenomenal endurance

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 7



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


Itís as if theyíre doing lazy circles around the field


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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses




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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 4



Allied aircraft
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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Sub attack near Shanghai at 93,55

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-141

Allied Ships
DD Hatfield
DD Kane

He shot 2 torps at the Hatfield but missed

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ASW attack near Miyake-jima at 112,63

Japanese Ships
DD Tsuta
DD Hagi
DD Suruyate
DD Noyate
DD Katsura
DD Hatsuume

Allied Ships
SS Kingfish, hits 12



Missed on 2 shots at the Tsuta

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-30

Allied Ships
PT-61, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-76, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-78, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
PT-80, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-81, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PT-112, Shell hits 1, and is sunk



Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight

DDís>E-Boats>PTís


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hakodate at 120,54

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-K Zero x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-K Zero: 6 destroyed
A6M2-K Zero: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Porterfield
DD Miller, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy damage

Roll the die enough and youíre bound to roll Double 6ís.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hakodate at 120,54

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 6
N1K5-J George x 9



Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Porterfield
DD Miller, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage




Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Miller


Doesnít look good for MillerTime

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hakodate at 120,54

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 24
D4Y2 Judy x 18
N1K5-J George x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y2 Judy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Miller, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Porterfield

The cripple got sunk





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All in all, a light combat day. Most of my planes needed rest after the last couple days of heavy flying. Decided to stand down most of them and rest/repair/reload/rearm

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/19/2012 7:54:14 PM   
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Miyako-jima is occupied by the Allies
Naha expands port to size 5
Saipan expands port to size 4

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/20/2012 1:04:01 AM   
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The Japanese used 24 Jills, 18 Judys, 6 Graces and 12 kamikazes to attack one DD!
Seems like they should have sought bigger game.
[I know the AI allocates the attacks so the player doesn't have control of which squadrons go for which TFs, so this is not a criticism of your opponent!]

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/20/2012 3:44:53 PM   
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The used those planes to attack 2 DD's and sank one of them was sunk. We don't know if the japs knew there were 2 or 3 or more DD's in the fleet. :) I'm not surprised really, given the location of these two ships...

ALSO, more importantly, my invasion fleets were heavily LRCAP'ed from Amami Oshima & surrounding airfields (6-8 groups per isle on 80% LRCAP 20% Rest and that I'm sure contributed to the Japanese low exp, low morale, crappy pilots, crappy escorts, failing their morale check and decided to go after the next best target - a confirmed 2, possible 4 DD fleet 40 nautical miles off of Japan.

I've decided to bump up the numbers of all my Fast Raider fleets to a minimum 3 ships. These seem to be as effective as 2DD fleets in ASW & small craft battles, seem to have the same ability to avoid IJ airpower, and the extra ship adds a little more ummmphh for AA and surface combat. It seems as if the 2DD ones just dont have enough juice when encountering something bigger. Of course, I do have legacy legacy Fast Raider fleets out there and the occasional 1 DD fleet (cuz one got sunk)

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/23/2012 5:32:19 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 18, 45
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Moppo at 100,54, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-354, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Bradford
DD Clarence Bronson




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Submarine attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Japanese Ships
LB-503, Shell hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pilotfish


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Sub attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 11, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 7
SC Ch 12

Allied Ships
SS Blueback


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Muroran at 120,52, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
ML G-204
ML G-307
ML G-402, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
ML G-484, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Porterfield



Yesterday the TF with the Porterfield and Miller was attacked by the planes BBFanboy referenced above. The Miller was sunk, but that didnít deter the Porterfield. She gets small revenge

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-30

Allied Ships
PT-103, Shell hits 1
PT-104
PT-105
PT-106, Shell hits 1
PT-108, Shell hits 1

E>PT


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iki-shima at 102,56, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 7, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
SC Ch 8, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
SC Ch 12, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Bradford
DD Clarence Bronson

DD>SC

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Submarine attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Japanese Ships
LB-506, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pilotfish


SS>LB

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 69 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 13



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 12
F6F-3N Hellcat x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

The first of the night attacks.


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Night Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 35



No Japanese losses



Port hits 6
Port supply hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
Trying to keep the base building down (impossible with my engineers) and gain experience. So heís doing this to gain night exp and sucker me into flying all night cap


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 59 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 4



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 9
F6F-3N Hellcat x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses




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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 78 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 10



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 6
F6F-3N Hellcat x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 2 damaged

No Allied losses




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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 7



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 5
F6F-3N Hellcat x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses





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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 6



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 3
F6F-3N Hellcat x 3


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses




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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 10



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 1
F6F-3N Hellcat x 3


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 9



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 1
F6F-3N Hellcat x 3


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses




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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 7



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 1
F6F-3N Hellcat x 3


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 7



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 1
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses




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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 6



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 1
F6F-3N Hellcat x 2


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


Not ONE of those night attacks did any damage.


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Sub attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-146

Allied Ships
DD Bradford, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Clarence Bronson



SS Ha-D-146 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Bradford
Ha-D-146 diving deep ....
DD Clarence Bronson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Dangit. Play with fire youíre going to get burnt, but I have many DDís and can afford it now, when my fleet has to pay the price to get close to Japan. Soon it will be air, then it will be ground

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Submarine attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-148

Allied Ships
DD Bradford, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



DD Bradford is sighted by SS Ha-D-148
SS Ha-D-148 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Bradford


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Sub attack near Shimonoseki at 105,55

Japanese Ships
xAK Kiso Maru

Allied Ships
SS Balao



SS Balao launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kiso Maru

And I miss, lol

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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 105,55

Japanese Ships
xAK Sinkoku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Balao



xAK Sinkoku Maru is sighted by SS Balao
SS Balao launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Sinkoku Maru

Balao should be ordered to return to port and the captain relieved of command.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Muroran at 120,52, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-839
MTB G-871
MTB G-1028

Allied Ships
DD Porterfield


Doikawa E. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 14,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
Doikawa E. orders Japanese TF to disengage


Whereas, the Porterfieldís capín shall be promoted.

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ASW attack near Itbayat Island at 84,69

Japanese Ships
SST Yu-7, hits 17, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Grady


A new reef for the wildlife

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Sub attack near Oki Shoto at 107,55

Japanese Ships
xAK Nitii Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Bowfin



xAK Nitii Maru is sighted by SS Bowfin
SS Bowfin launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Nitii Maru

The Bowfin shows the Balao how itís done

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Sub attack near Kaishu at 99,48

Japanese Ships
xAK Gozan Maru
SC CHa-83
SC CHa-82

Allied Ships
SS Whale, hits 6



The Whale didnít pay attention to Bowfinís lesson

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ASW attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 99,60

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-127, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Clarence Bronson



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 18000 feet

Day phase Ė started off by sweeping a bunch of souther Kyushu. Nothing home Ė just wasted gas today for the most part.

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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 34


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
34 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 35


No Allied losses



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



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 12


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 12


No Allied losses



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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Shikotan at 126,55

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y2 Judy x 14



Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 10
FM-2 Wildcat x 39


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y2 Judy: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

After those planes BBFanboy spoke of, I thought it might be CVís so I sent in my CVE fleet to investigate. It wasnít. Wakkanini (sp) is built to level 7(6) af, and thatís where they came from. Memo to self Ė change to Hellcats upon returning to base.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 81 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-K Zero x 17
J2M5 Jack x 27
Ki-84a Frank x 12



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-K Zero: 10 destroyed
A6M2-K Zero: 1 destroyed by flak
J2M5 Jack: 7 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Alcoa Polaris
DD Tingey
xAK Alcoa Pointer, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk
AM Vireo, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Alcoa Pegasus
DD Trathen
xAP Cape Canso, Kamikaze hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2-K Zero flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x J2M5 Jack sweeping at 12000 feet
8 x J2M5 Jack sweeping at 12000 feet
9 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 12000 feet

My cap did a number, but there were too many. Luckily, these were all unloaded of troops/equipment and were just dumping supplies. Itís a small price to pay for having Fukueshima well supplied and not have to worry about it

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Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 12
B-24J Liberator x 111
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
MC-21 Sally: 2 destroyed on ground
H8K2-L Emily: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-56 Thalia: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged



Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 38

Recon showed quite a flew planes at Samah Ė so I sent in the B24ís and B27ís from the PI to see whatís up. Looks like thereís a number of transport ac, no doubt sending stuff to China, then Korea, then Japan.


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Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 80


Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2-L Emily: 1 destroyed on ground
MC-21 Sally: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-56 Thalia: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 25

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
21 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
37 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 18000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 43


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-56 Thalia: 2 destroyed on ground
MC-21 Sally: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 47


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 2 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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



Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9

I forgot about this group. Oh well it was worth it.

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Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2-L Emily: 1 destroyed on ground
MC-21 Sally: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4



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Morning Air attack on Samah , at 69,63

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2-L Emily: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-56 Thalia: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hakodate at 120,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 18
B6N2 Jill x 24
N1K5-J George x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Porterfield



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

Today, the Porterfield was a man among men.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 86 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 27
Ki-115a Tsurugi x 17



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 6 destroyed
Ki-115a Tsurugi: 12 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAP Cape Canso, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Trathen
xAK Alcoa Polaris
DD Tingey
xAK Alcoa Pegasus, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-115a Tsurugi flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
5 x J2M5 Jack sweeping at 12000 feet
4 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 12000 feet
9 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 12000 feet

My day cap did what it could, but wasnít enough. FYI Fukuejima is only level 2. I canít fly too many groups out of there and I had 2 on night cap, only the Corsairs on day cap.

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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Utide Maru

Allied Ships
SS Balao



xAK Utide Maru is sighted by SS Balao
SS Balao launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Utide Maru

The Balao fails again. What an idiot capín. Whereís the Bowfin when you need him?

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Ground combat at Bangkok (56,62)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1392 troops, 3 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 55

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

Allied adjusted assault: 26

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 26 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Bangkok !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)



Assaulting units:
236th Combat Engineer Regiment

Might as well take it on the cheap, since I can. Iíll open up the rail line to Bangkok from Singapore just about when I have a couple of small armor units that can begin taking all the bases in China on the cheap. Might as well deny him the vp. Also, lets take a look at what I'm doing in the North....





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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/23/2012 2:29:39 PM   
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Are those straits at Wakkanai and Hakodate still mined? How did your subs transit without loss? Mine detecting sonar like in the movies??

Isn't Shasukotan Jima the one closest to Hokkaido? Is it Onnekotan Jima that you are going for?

Better check Porterfield's AA ammo levels!

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/23/2012 9:00:56 PM   
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There's two islands "past" Shasukotan, Onnekotan Jima and Paramishuro (sp).

A few days ago, one of my sctf's covering my CV's had to go back for fuel, along the way, I set all the floatplanes to recon the bases. Most of the bases have 1k troops or so except for Shakutosan and the dot base immediately East - SE of Hokkadaido. 5 APD's can't carry an invasion force, just an occupation force...and none of my troops are really prepped for an atoll invasion.... so I decided to grab Shakutosan, based AV, AD, AS, AG's there to get search and small-boat rearm capability, for a bigger move to the south. I felt that if I grabbed a base or two closer to Japan at this moment, I'd lose it to a small counterattack (i've only got about 5 AV holding that island I just took - as I said, I'm doing the North as cheaply as possible while trying to give the impression of danger)

The straights just north of Wakkanai are not mined - it's the only opening into the Sea of Japan. The straights between Hokkaido and Honshu are not mined very much, I moved most of those subs through those straights with little to no loss.

And yeah, the Porterfield's gonna need to return to base - although the game is actually 1 week ahead of where we're at now.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/23/2012 10:48:28 PM   
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Ahh - I missed that dot base next to Onnekotan Jima - was probably thinking of the other one you mentioned next to Hokkaido.
Nice grab by the way. Taking initiative to attack weak points in the enemy line is a great way to move ahead at minimal cost, and throw him off balance.

BTW - straights are heterosexual people. The water filled channels are straits ...(and no, I was never an English teacher)

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/24/2012 11:16:29 PM   
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Interestingly enough, having never gotten a PBEM past '43, I'm totally unused to the power and tempo the allies can do here.

Had I known better, I'd have been bombing Osaka on Day 1 instead of fearing the IJA/IJN aircraft. I'd have pushed towards Japan faster.

This is really a discovery game for me... as in, discovering what it's like to not get your Allied butt kicked all over the place for a year of game time, and discovering what it's like to go "wherever you want", discovering what its like to be the King of the Hill with P51H's. I havent' even started to fathom how I'm going to use some of the fancy planes like the P80 and such.

Of course, it also means planning a 15 division & assorted support troops invasion and that's going to be a monster task. I have 104 APA's, some 20-50 AKA/AK's, tons of ships...

but making it all happen smoothly, so I can get in and out of Japan's doorstep in 2-4 days, is going to be interesting.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/25/2012 12:59:01 AM   
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Yeah, it looks awesome when you send TFs with half a dozen CVs all over the place - power to spare!

I've been watching the fighter combat reports and it seems to me that the P47 T-bolt has done better against the Franks than the Mustang. The Mustang may be king of the manoevering dogfight but the T-bolt is the rugged ship that can stick it out after damage in a nose to nose pass. Just my impression, too lazy to do an empirical review of the stats.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/25/2012 5:51:08 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 19, 45
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-7
MTB G-1
MTB G-2
MTB G-3
MTB G-548
MTB G-549
MTB G-550
MTB G-552
MTB G-555
MTB G-840
MTB G-841
MTB G-842, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Dale
AM Kingfisher
xAK Alcoa Polaris

The forced my unloading transport to sea, mission accomplished for them.

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Sub attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 100,60

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-137, hits 3

Allied Ships
DD Tingey
DD Trathen


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Sub attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-147, hits 20, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Colahan

He sinks.

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ASW attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-110, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Trathen

DD Trathen is out of ASW ammo

I only got one hit cuz I was out of ammo


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TF 56 encounters mine field at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Ships
SS I-47, Mine hits 1, heavy damage


hehehe


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Aogashima at 112,65, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yanagi, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Nire, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Tsuta
DD Hagi, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
DD Robert Huntington, Shell hits 4
DD Eaton, Shell hits 1
DD Hudson, Shell hits 2

Kanna, I. crosses the 'T'

He crossed the T, but I still beat him up pretty badly. The combat showed much more effective hits by me, then his guys.

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TF 194 encounters mine field at Aogashima (112,65)

Japanese Ships
DD Nire, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

hehehe



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ASW attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 43
SC Ch 41

Allied Ships
SS Balao



SS Balao is located by SC Ch 43
Balao bottoming out ....

The Balao again. Coward

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ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships
SS I-47, hits 15, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DE Marchand
AO Kaskaskia
DE Poole
DE Pettit
DE Peterson




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Sub attack near Sadogashima at 113,55

Japanese Ships
E Shimushu
E Etoforu
E Kunashiri
E Hachijo

Allied Ships
SS Carp, hits 24, and is sunk



SS Carp launches 2 torpedoes at E Shimushu


My subs had a rough day today

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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 25



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18
F6F-5N Hellcat x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 3 destroyed, 5 damaged

No Allied losses

Here comes some night air attacks against Manila

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Night Air attack on TF, near Orchid Island at 87,68

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 4



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
SC PC-803




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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 6



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 15
F6F-5N Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed


No Allied losses

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Night Air attack on TF, near Orchid Island at 87,68

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
SC PC-806
SC PC-805

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Sub attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 22, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch 41

Allied Ships
SS Balao, hits 12



SS Balao launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 22

Heyhey, the Balao hits. Capn must have been chewed out or something. Anyhow, now they popped their cherry, the Balao goes wildÖ.
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Sub attack near Aogashima at 112,65

Japanese Ships
DD Tsuta

Allied Ships
SS Apogon



SS Apogon launches 2 torpedoes

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ASW attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-149

Allied Ships
DD Colahan

Colohan is out of ASW ammo.
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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Teishun Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Balao



SS Balao is sighted by xAK Teishun Maru
SS Balao launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Teishun Maru

Second successful attack for the Balao

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Sub attack near Maizuru at 110,57

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-58
SC CHa-67
SC CHa-66

Allied Ships
SS Sennet



SS Sennet launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-58
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Aogashima at 112,65, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kusunoki, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Odake
DD Hatsuzakura
DD Kaba

Allied Ships
DD Robert Huntington, Shell hits 1
DD Eaton
DD Hudson

The shell didnít penetrate me

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ASW attack near Hakodate at 120,53

Japanese Ships
DD Shiokaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Yukaze
DD Yakaze

Allied Ships
SS Finback



SS Finback launches 4 torpedoes at DD Shiokaze
Ah crud, missed

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Sub attack near Hakodate at 120,53

Japanese Ships
DD Shiokaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Yukaze
DD Yakaze

Allied Ships
SS Seahorse



SS Seahorse launches 2 torpedoes at DD Shiokaze

Seahorse reacted into the hex and missed on its shot.

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Sub attack near Aogashima at 112,65

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuzakura

Allied Ships
SS Apogon, hits 10

Sheís hurt, but not too badly

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 18



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 24


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 13 destroyed

No Allied losses


Here it comes. . . the day attack on Fukue-jima. He catches some of my bombers on the ground inna bit


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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 11



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 25



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 19


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses





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Morning Air attack on Chiba , at 114,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 5



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
47 x P-51H Mustang sweeping at 13000 feet

I forgot to reset my sweep alt, and paid for it.

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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 4
Ki-84r Frank x 10



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 34


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed





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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 3
Ki-84r Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 35


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed



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Morning Air attack on Kobe , at 108,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 24



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P-51H Mustang sweeping at 25000 feet *

Thatís more like it


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Morning Air attack on Chiba , at 114,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 2



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 16


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 2



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Shindens are tough!


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Morning Air attack on Yakushima , at 101,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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


Allied aircraft
P-40N26 Warhawk x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-40N26 Warhawk sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 16
Ki-201 Karyu x 10



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 25000 feet *
Those Me262ís are awful to fight against

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tsushima at 103,56

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M3-J Sam x 8



Allied aircraft
P-40N26 Warhawk x 2


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N26 Warhawk: 1 destroyed




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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 18
G4M2 Betty x 30
G4M3a Betty x 36
J2M5 Jack x 15



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
G4M3a Betty: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
SS Aspro, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
SS Pargo, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SS Shad, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Cape Canso, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
DD Thompson, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Port hits 7



All my damaged ships that couldnít make it out of the safe zone


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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 22
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 12
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 23



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-61C Black Widow: 3 destroyed on ground
SB2C-5 Helldiver: 4 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 10

My Helldivers and P61s get a beating. No biggie for the Helldivers, but losing the P61s hurts.

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 65
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 24
Ki-84a Frank x 19



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-61C Black Widow: 1 destroyed on ground
SB2C-5 Helldiver: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 8


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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 156 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 22



No Japanese losses


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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 27



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 15 damaged
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-5 Helldiver: 7 damaged
SB2C-5 Helldiver: 3 destroyed on ground
P-61C Black Widow: 12 damaged
P-61C Black Widow: 4 destroyed on ground
F6F-3N Hellcat: 4 damaged
F6F-3N Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
xAK Alcoa Pegasus, heavy fires, heavy damage
SS Shad, heavy damage
xAP Cape Canso, and is sunk


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


Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-45 KAIc Nick bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

These guys came in at 100ftÖ

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Morning Air attack on 9th Garrison SNLF, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 20
F6F-5 Hellcat x 20
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 15
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14
SBD-5 Dauntless x 30
TBF-1 Avenger x 28
TBM-1C Avenger x 30


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

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

The remaining forces in Yakushima get a little Stars and Stripes love.


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Morning Air attack on 9th Garrison SNLF, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 10
F6F-5 Hellcat x 22
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 14
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 15
TBM-1C Avenger x 30
TBM-3 Avenger x 18


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 4 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 damaged

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



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Morning Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 5
Ki-201 Karyu x 6



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 108
B-29B Superfort x 66


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
G4M3a Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
D4Y4 Judy: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged

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



Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 65


Recon showed much more a/c than I obliterated, so this is kinda disappointing


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Morning Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 3
Ki-201 Karyu x 1



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 25
B-29B Superfort x 31


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9

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Morning Air attack on Kobe , at 108,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 4



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 482
Nearly 500 Superforts do--

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 8 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 204
200 HI hits


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Morning Air attack on Kobe , at 108,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 2



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 100


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 5 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 19


This wing didnít fare as well


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Morning Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 2
Ki-201 Karyu x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



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Morning Air attack on 15th Garrison SNLF, at 101,60 (Koshiki-jima Retto)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 47
B-25J11 Mitchell x 44


Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 4 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
247 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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Morning Air attack on 15th Garrison SNLF, at 101,60 (Koshiki-jima Retto)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 42
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 24
SBD-6 Dauntless x 24


No Allied losses

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



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Morning Air attack on 15th Garrison SNLF, at 101,60 (Koshiki-jima Retto)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 51
B-25J11 Mitchell x 12


Allied aircraft losses
A-26C Invader: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
188 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled




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Morning Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 13


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5



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Morning Air attack on Kobe , at 108,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 18


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 5 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 3


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Morning Air attack on Kobe , at 108,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 47


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
47 x P-51H Mustang sweeping at 25000 feet *

Oh now I sweep. Nice die roll buddy

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Morning Air attack on Yakushima , at 101,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40N26 Warhawk x 28


No Allied losses



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 15



No Japanese losses



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 12


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses




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Afternoon Air attack on 9th Garrison SNLF, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 36
B-25H Mitchell x 35
B-25J11 Mitchell x 36
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 6


No Allied losses

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




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Afternoon Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 6
A7M3-J Sam x 5
Ki-84r Frank x 2
Ki-201 Karyu x 3



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
A7M3-J Sam: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses


Recon shows a lot of decent ships in Fusan.. so Iím thinking..

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Sub attack near Shikotan at 126,54

Japanese Ships
SS RO-50

Allied Ships
PF Loch Katrine



SS RO-50 launches 2 torpedoes
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Maizuru at 110,57

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-66
SC CHa-67

Allied Ships
SS Cobbler



SS Cobbler launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-66

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Sub attack near Hakodate at 120,53

Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Yakaze
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
SS Seahorse, hits 19, and is sunk


Bad note to end the day


(in reply to BBfanboy)
Post #: 89
RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/25/2012 2:27:43 PM   
AcePylut


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This was probably the best day for the Empire so far, thanks to a combination of my stupidity and a nice setup by Cruft. I left a couple of groups at low altitude when I switched them from an escort role to a sweep role, and paid for it by ending up on the wrong side of the AA battle.

Then, I do have to salute Cruft for his switch to a day attack at Fukue-Jima. he pretty much wiped out my Helldiver squadron there (easily replaceable) and did great damage to my P61's (I don't have a lot, and these things are invaluable in a night-cap role). It was a nice setup by Cruft. I had a feeling it was coming, but didn't act on it.

Now that I have 2 bases, soon to be 3, on the doorstep of Japan, it's not going to be this easy for Cruft to be able to pull a move like this. The bases are building quickly and nicely, and soon they'll be big enough where I can put enough CAP in the air to cover both phases of air combat.

The next turn was much better for me, but I still left a couple air groups at low altitude because well there's so much to do, it's just too easy to forget 1 or 2 things.

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