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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/25/2012 6:44:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: AcePylut

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.


Just a thought .. I check Witp Tracker Aircroups option and check my sweeps and escorts before submitting the turn. Both who is doing it, and at what altitude .. but like you I forget

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/25/2012 7:36:50 PM   
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Amen on the things this game forces you to track. I have taken to making a to-do list as I think of things and as I watch the combat replays.
Still manage to miss a few things each turn though...

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/29/2012 4:38:46 PM   
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I have a lot of re-org going on right now, so the turn's going to take a few days.

I'm getting my troops positioned for embarkation to the invasion of Japan. If I want to land on Month 2, Day 1, I figure I'll need to start loading the transports about 2-3 weeks before.

I have three invasion options for and ďfirst passĒ proís cons of each:

#1 Korea instead of Kyushu
Pros: lots of bases, lots of landing zones, Can build level 9 port in Sea of Japan and open the ďinteriorĒ of Japan to Invasion. Can probably take without too much damage to my infantry. Unexpected invasion site, may take too long for Cruft to figure it out, and may avoid the full brunt of the kamiís.
Cons: Itís not Japan. Longest supply line. Does not bring me any bases closer to Japan than other options. Victory Points probably not as much as Kyushu. Cruft can throw all his air to closing Korea as much as possible, and Iíll have to use my CVís to keep the sea lines open instead of just lba.

#2 Kyushu
Pros: Lots of bases, extremely close to my air bases, easiest supply chain, easiest to reinforce and bring more troops
Cons: Obvious invasion location means probably the most well defended. Only a couple clear hexes to invade lest I face forts and forest multipliers. Can be reinforced by Japan with other troops on Kyushu. Will face the full brunt of the Kamikazeís.

#3 Shikoko Island (the island with three bases between Kyushu and Honshu
Pros: Hard for Cruft to reinforce once itís clear. Opens up the Inland Sea to invasion. Bypasses the forts on Kyushu, probably not well defended.
Cons: Only three bases. Does not connect to Kyushu or Honshu. Not a lot of VPís.

I plan on coming ashore with 15 Infantry Divisions. Each infantry division will have an Armor unit designated as that IDís armor unit. Each ID will have a ďsmallĒ Arty unit attached to it. Every three IDís makes a corps, and each corps will consist of (above and beyond the 3 IDís, 3 Armor Units, and 3 Arty Units) itís parent HQ, itís parent CBT Eng, and itís parent Arty unit. Any additional units attached to the corps will also come along for the ride (incl a couple amphib tank battalions). Iíll supplement the invasion force with a couple more Combat Engr regiments to beef up fort destruction. This will be my combat force.

Support Forces consist of the necessary USN and USA base forces to provide adequate support (havenít figured out how much and how many, yet), construction battalions, and probably 10-15 AA units. Iíll also bring along the Army HQ.

I have 100+ APAís and 50ish AKAís and AKís. Iíll use these and LCTís LCIís etc to load up the combat forces for a 1 (or 2) day unload (depending on if I have enough to unload all in one day). xAPís and xAKís will be used for the support forces (while relying on enough naval support landing via Amphib Support units to unload these). Iíll bring along a couple of empty 100 ship landing craft units to assist in unloading. I want to bring enough ships to unload everything in a maximum of 2 days.
So, to land 15 divisions and all that extra stuff, Iím guessing Iíll need around 500 ships just carrying troops supplies. Tack on another 400 or so Combat ships, and another 3-400 landing craft ships, and Iím looking at an invasion fleet of something like 1200-1500 ships.


< Message edited by AcePylut -- 5/29/2012 4:39:14 PM >

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/29/2012 6:11:57 PM   
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Suddenly this "fun" scenario [because of all the toys] looks like a lot of work!

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/29/2012 8:08:56 PM   
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It is. A lot of it is simply ďlearningĒ. For example, I looked over my units for the amphib assault and saw a couple of ďAmphib Tank BNĒ and thougt, well darn it, thatís gotta be in the invasion fleet for itís clearly labeled ďAmphibiousĒÖ so whatís in this amphib tank Bn?

A ton of LVT(A)-4ís are in it. Great!!! Whatís an LVT(A)-4?
Oh itís one of those amtraks but it has a 75mm cannon! Ding Ding Ding itís definitely going.

I canít imagine the number of 75mm cannons Iím going to throw at the Nippon. First off, I have about 300 aircraft that mount a 75 mm cannon, so thereís that. Then thereís a number of these amphib tank bnís that are being usedÖ. And I havenít even considered the number of 75mm cannons in my LCUísÖ must be a billion of them between the Infantry Divs, Arty, AA, and Tank units.


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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/29/2012 10:21:26 PM   
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And of course, the ubiquitous Sherman regiments ...

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/30/2012 12:17:11 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: AcePylut

I have a lot of re-org going on right now, so the turn's going to take a few days.

I'm getting my troops positioned for embarkation to the invasion of Japan. If I want to land on Month 2, Day 1, I figure I'll need to start loading the transports about 2-3 weeks before.

I have three invasion options for and ďfirst passĒ proís cons of each:

#1 Korea instead of Kyushu
Pros: lots of bases, lots of landing zones, Can build level 9 port in Sea of Japan and open the ďinteriorĒ of Japan to Invasion. Can probably take without too much damage to my infantry. Unexpected invasion site, may take too long for Cruft to figure it out, and may avoid the full brunt of the kamiís.
Cons: Itís not Japan. Longest supply line. Does not bring me any bases closer to Japan than other options. Victory Points probably not as much as Kyushu. Cruft can throw all his air to closing Korea as much as possible, and Iíll have to use my CVís to keep the sea lines open instead of just lba.

#2 Kyushu
Pros: Lots of bases, extremely close to my air bases, easiest supply chain, easiest to reinforce and bring more troops
Cons: Obvious invasion location means probably the most well defended. Only a couple clear hexes to invade lest I face forts and forest multipliers. Can be reinforced by Japan with other troops on Kyushu. Will face the full brunt of the Kamikazeís.

#3 Shikoko Island (the island with three bases between Kyushu and Honshu
Pros: Hard for Cruft to reinforce once itís clear. Opens up the Inland Sea to invasion. Bypasses the forts on Kyushu, probably not well defended.
Cons: Only three bases. Does not connect to Kyushu or Honshu. Not a lot of VPís.

I plan on coming ashore with 15 Infantry Divisions. Each infantry division will have an Armor unit designated as that IDís armor unit. Each ID will have a ďsmallĒ Arty unit attached to it. Every three IDís makes a corps, and each corps will consist of (above and beyond the 3 IDís, 3 Armor Units, and 3 Arty Units) itís parent HQ, itís parent CBT Eng, and itís parent Arty unit. Any additional units attached to the corps will also come along for the ride (incl a couple amphib tank battalions). Iíll supplement the invasion force with a couple more Combat Engr regiments to beef up fort destruction. This will be my combat force.

Support Forces consist of the necessary USN and USA base forces to provide adequate support (havenít figured out how much and how many, yet), construction battalions, and probably 10-15 AA units. Iíll also bring along the Army HQ.

I have 100+ APAís and 50ish AKAís and AKís. Iíll use these and LCTís LCIís etc to load up the combat forces for a 1 (or 2) day unload (depending on if I have enough to unload all in one day). xAPís and xAKís will be used for the support forces (while relying on enough naval support landing via Amphib Support units to unload these). Iíll bring along a couple of empty 100 ship landing craft units to assist in unloading. I want to bring enough ships to unload everything in a maximum of 2 days.
So, to land 15 divisions and all that extra stuff, Iím guessing Iíll need around 500 ships just carrying troops supplies. Tack on another 400 or so Combat ships, and another 3-400 landing craft ships, and Iím looking at an invasion fleet of something like 1200-1500 ships.




So it looks like what the historical invasion would have been.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/30/2012 4:14:17 PM   
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Well, if I go after Kyushu, I need to stop him from being able to rail troops into the hex, or seriously limit his ability to reinforce. To do that, the best way I can think of is to use my B29's to ground attack all the locations in Kyushu that hold troops on a daily basis. This will force them out of "strat" mode and "move" mode and into Combat mode... that should slow them down a bit at least.

Of course, I need to drop level 9 forts to zero and take the base. to do that will require a large commitment of aircraft to pummel the troops on the ground and the port/af. So I figure I'll use the 4E's to bomb non-invasion hexes filled with troops, and use the 1E's and 2E's as close in ground support to the invasion. This is why it's key for me the "end" the strat bombing campaign by the end of this month. The only real HI center left is Tokyo, and Tokyo will get it's due...shortly.

If I go for Korea or Shikiko (sp), then those concerns are not there. I can easily take a port base in Korea with 15 divs in a couple days. I think. I can use airpower to prevent any reinforcement of Shikiko.

Pros, Cons, going to decide tonite so I can start setting planning for my troops. I don't htink I'll be going in with 100% prep.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/30/2012 5:07:23 PM   
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I don't think bombing causes units to come out of strat mode - at least in stock, latest update, scenario.
I was interested to see what was needed to neutralize Truk's forts so I did a simulation where I played the scenario head-to-head. I put Truk's defences all on Strat mode and pounded away with bombers and surface ships as close as 1K yards. The units [including infantry] never came out of strat mode, but it took exceedingly long for the damage to pile up enough to destroy the forts - 3 months of almost daily pounding IIR. I ended up landing raiders from APDs and paratroops before the fort was completely gone and the defenders never came out of Strat mode.

If Downfall has not changed that, you will have to delay the reinforcements at their train debarkation point. I invaded Hokkaido first, and once I held all six bases I landed at Fukuoka so that I could stop reinforcements coming to Kyushu across the rail bridge next to Shimonoseki. Just put a strong blocking force in the hex SE of Fukuoka. Of course I had to neutralize Tsushima and Iki Shima forts first and clear mines +I think the defences are much more developed in your scenario.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/30/2012 5:26:21 PM   
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Yes I'm sure his defenses are much stronger.

He's been mining that "Fusan-Tsushima-Fukukoka (sp)" line since day 1, has reinforced and built up all three of these bases. he's been using this "mine of death" (lol at the pun over "line of death". Sry, I amuse myself quite often) to shuffle troops from Korea to Japan, as all three bases are heavily capped (Karyu's over all three) and what's left of his fleet is located all in these three hexes.

The CAP's too much for me to break through, and a couple of attacks by my Helldivers at FukueJima went after less heavily defended task forces. He's using my tricks in reverse. That bastard!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

I was seriously considering invading that hex on the far south of Kyushu. It's not on a rail hex, but it's wooded and at last check, he had upwards of 20-30k troops there. I think that hex, with it's forts and forest, will be too much to take as fast as I need to take it with casualties at an acceptable level. In short, I think it'll take too long to take, and beat up my forces too much.

The fort/forest hex in Shikiko (kochi?), same issues, but he won't be able to reinforce it, and it's not as heavily defended.

Korea has too many clear hex invasion sites for him to cover adequately, so I know this would fall fairly easily.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 5/30/2012 5:43:41 PM   
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Tough choices - all you can do is pick "door C" and see what happens.
I enjoy seeing a little humour in the AAR - I would have got your "Mine of Death" allusion right away as I tend to do the same thing - marry a common phrase to a current situation to put a little twist on it. Quite appropos!

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/4/2012 5:24:54 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 20, 45
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Shanghai at 93,55, Range 11,000 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
APD T-9
APD T-10
APD T-12
APD T-13

Allied Ships
DD Hatfield
DD Kane, Shell hits 1, on fire


Jap TF escaped after dinking the Kane lightly

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

Japanese Ships
MTB G-889
MTB G-1022
MTB G-1029

Allied Ships
DD Braine
DD Colahan



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Sub attack near Maizuru at 110,57

Japanese Ships
E Susuki, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
E W-1
E W-38
E W-4
E W-3

Allied Ships
SS Sennet, hits 8



SS Sennet launches 2 torpedoes at E Susuki
E W-38 attacking submerged sub ....
E boats are just murder to SSís, but at least I parked a pair of torps in 1.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Shanghai at 93,55, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD T-13, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Hatfield
DD Kane, on fire



Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape

My fire was ineffective

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kaishu at 99,48, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAKL Miyati Maru
xAKL Arizama Maru, Shell hits 1
xAKL Nitian Maru, Shell hits 3
xAKL Sunten Maru, Shell hits 1
SC CHa-74, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
SC CHa-75, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC CHa-76, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
SC CHa-77, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Paul Jones
DD Litchfield
DD King

Nice, but what are these guys doing up in the Yellow Sea?


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-125, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-126, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-127, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-128, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LB-130, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-131, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-133, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-135, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-501, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-502, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-505, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-507, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-510, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-513, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-515, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Duluth
DD Laffey II
DD Aaron Ward II


Easy pickings


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Sub attack near Oki Shoto at 108,55

Japanese Ships
TK Mirii Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Hidaka Maru
E No.57
E No.55
E No.34

Allied Ships
SS Cavalla, hits 46, and is sunk


At least I took a TK with me



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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-156, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-353, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MTB G-452, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Braine
DD Colahan



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ASW attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-121, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Cotten
DD Ingersoll



SSX Ha-D-121 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Cotten


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Sub attack near Oki Shoto at 108,55

Japanese Ships
E Wakataka
E Niizaki
E Naryu
E Maeshima
E Nuwashima
E Yurijima

Allied Ships
SS Gunnel



SS Gunnel launches 2 torpedoes at E Wakataka

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Sub attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-122, hits 5, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Dale



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Night Air attack on Fukuoka , at 103,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
K5Y1 Willow: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Runway hits 2
dang nothing big here



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Night Air attack on Fukuoka , at 103,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5


No Allied losses



Airbase supply hits 1



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Night Air attack on Fukuoka , at 103,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
K5Y1 Willow: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

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Night Air attack on Fukuoka , at 103,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-115a Tsurugi: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses




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Sub attack near Oki Shoto at 109,56

Japanese Ships
TK Hidaka Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
E No.55
E No.34
E No.26

Allied Ships
SS Cobbler, hits 32, and is sunk



rough day for sub battles.


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Submarine attack near Nago at 96,64

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-204

Allied Ships
LCVP 544N




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Sub attack near Nago at 96,64

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-204

Allied Ships
LCVP 544H



SS Ha-204 attacking LCVP 544H on the surface
lol


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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-34

Allied Ships
DD Colahan


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Sub attack near Oki Shoto at 108,55

Japanese Ships
E Nuwashima
E Niizaki
E Naryu
E Wakataka
E Maeshima
E Yurijima

Allied Ships
SS Rasher, hits 3


Luckily just light damage


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Night Naval bombardment of Shasukotan at 135,49

Allied Ships
BB Texas
BB New York
CL Hobart



Port hits 6
Port supply hits 3

BB Texas firing at Shasukotan
BB New York firing at Shasukotan
CL Hobart firing at Shasukotan

Here comes a little bombardment action before the invasion of that isle in the north pac off Paramushiro-Jima

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Pre-Invasion action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-77
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI(M)-739
LCI(M)-673
LCI(M)-670
LCI(M)-669
LCI(R)-341
LCI(R)-340
LCI(R)-339
LCI(R)-338
LCI(R)-337
LCS(L)-17
LCS(L)-16
LCS(L)-15
LCS(L)-14
LCS(L)-13
LCS(L)-12
PF Annapolis
LSM-211
LSM-216
LSM-210

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


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


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Amphibious Assault at Yakushima (101,62)

TF 219 troops unloading over beach at Yakushima, 101,62


Allied ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (0 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (0 destroyed, 23 disabled)


Just disablements :)


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Amphibious Assault at Shasukotan (135,49)

TF 227 troops unloading over beach at Shasukotan, 135,49


Allied ground losses:
159 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


disablements


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Invasion Support action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

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Submarine attack near Fusan at 104,55

Japanese Ships
xAK Nitiryu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Manta



xAK Nitiryu Maru is sighted by SS Manta
SS Manta launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Nitiryu Maru


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Submarine attack near Fusan at 104,55

Japanese Ships
xAK Jinshu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Cero



xAK Jinshu Maru is sighted by SS Cero
SS Cero launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Jinshu Maru


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Submarine attack near Tsingtao at 96,48

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nitian Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Puffer

WHats this guy doing up here between Tsingtao and Keijo in the Yellow sea. I thought I got everyone. Will have to send some Fast Raiders to see.

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TF 170 encounters mine field at Pescadores (84,63)

Allied Ships
PF Hawkesbury



1 mine cleared


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Sub attack near Kuroshima at 99,61

Japanese Ships
SS RO-63, hits 4

Allied Ships
APD Bunch


My invasion of the Kuriles is sighted. Like thatís a surprise



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Sub attack near Maizuru at 109,57

Japanese Ships
xAK Eihuku Maru, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Ray



xAK Eihuku Maru is sighted by SS Ray
SS Ray attacking xAK Eihuku Maru on the surface
unescorted ships in the Sea of Japan


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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 8
Ki-84r Frank x 11



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 23000 feet
I need to make Kyushu a dangerous place for Cruft to base planes, no matter where I decide to bring the biggie



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-84r Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 33


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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


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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 11
A7M3-J Sam x 7
Ki-201 Karyu x 8



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 48


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 2 destroyed
A7M3-J Sam: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 3 destroyed



I think heís basing the Karyuís at Tsushima



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 23000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Yakushima , at 101,62

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40N26 Warhawk x 9
F4U-1A Corsair x 12


No Allied losses



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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M3-J Sam x 2
Ki-201 Karyu x 4



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M3-J Sam: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses


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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 16
G4M2 Betty x 31
G4M3a Betty x 33



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
G4M2 Betty: 6 destroyed, 1 damaged
G4M3a Betty: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
SS Shad, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk



Too heavily damaged to make it to Okinawa, too lightly damaged to scuttle, so it gets betty treatment. 12 Bettyís lost, though.


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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 11
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 21
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 23



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 2 damaged
SB2C-5 Helldiver: 1 destroyed on ground


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


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3


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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 143 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 64
Ki-84a Frank x 6



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 3


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

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 20000 feet
62 x Ki-43-IV Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 9th Garrison SNLF, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 11
F6F-5 Hellcat x 20
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 15
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14
SBD-5 Dauntless x 30


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

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

HEís got nothing left


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Morning Air attack on 15th Garrison SNLF, at 101,60 (Koshiki-jima Retto)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 15
TBF-1 Avenger x 28
TBM-1C Avenger x 30


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

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


Time to turn attn to the next isle that will be mine.



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Morning Air attack on 9th Garrison SNLF, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 51
F4U-1A Corsair x 12
F4U-4 Corsair x 9


Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 2 damaged



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Morning Air attack on 15th Garrison SNLF, at 101,60 (Koshiki-jima Retto)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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


Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 12
F4U-1A Corsair x 9


No Allied losses

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

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


Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 51


Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
72 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 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: Partial cloud

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


Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 7


No Allied losses




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Morning Air attack on Yakushima , at 101,62

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40N26 Warhawk x 28
F4U-1D Corsair x 6
F4U-4 Corsair x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
28 x P-40N26 Warhawk sweeping at 10000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 12


No Allied losses



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

Iíve burned through all his cap

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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 18
N1K5-J George x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 15



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 6 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 5000 feet

derp! 7k foot sweep? Dumb me

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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 16
D3A1 Val x 18



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AM Effective, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AM Effective


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-35

Allied Ships
LCT-147



SSX Ha-35 is sighted by LCT-147
SSX Ha-35 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-36

Allied Ships
LCT-138



SSX Ha-36 is sighted by LCT-138
SSX Ha-36 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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ASW attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-124, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Duluth, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Aaron Ward II


Sheíll be ok, but out of the war a while

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Sub attack near Maizuru at 110,57

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-59
SC CHa-67
SC CHa-66

Allied Ships
SS Raton, hits 1



Captain of SS Raton elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-34

Allied Ships
LCT-136



LCT-136 is sighted by SSX Ha-34
SSX Ha-34 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Invasion Support action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-222
LCI(G)-77
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI(M)-739
LCI(M)-673
LCI(M)-670
LCI(M)-669
LCI(R)-341
LCI(R)-340
LCI(R)-339
LCI(R)-338
LCI(R)-337
LSM-429
LSM-352
LSM-310
LSM-304
LSM-214
LSM-211
LCS(L)-17
LCS(L)-16
LCS(L)-15
LCS(L)-14
LCS(L)-13
LCS(L)-12



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Ground combat at Yakushima (101,62)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1617 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 65

Defending force 6799 troops, 23 guns, 271 vehicles, Assault Value = 164

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



Assaulting units:
9th Garrison SNLF
1st SP Gun Battalion

Defending units:
767th Tank Battalion
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
112th Cavalry Regiment
4th Eng Amph Bde /21



< Message edited by AcePylut -- 6/4/2012 5:25:42 AM >

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Post #: 102
RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/4/2012 8:49:11 PM   
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quote:

Ground combat at Yakushima (101,62)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1617 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 65

Defending force 6799 troops, 23 guns, 271 vehicles, Assault Value = 164

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


The IJA should have held their fire!

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/5/2012 4:24:30 AM   
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A little something something from the ops reports:

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Sep 21, 45

YMS-131 sinks at sea
xAK Alcoa Pegasus sinks in port
Allied forces CAPTURE Yakushima !!!
Kanko expands port to size 4
Tsingtao expands port to size 5
Rota expands airfield to size 1
Naga expands port to size 4
Singapore expands fortifications to size 2

SIG INT REPORT FOR Sep 20, 45

2nd Army is located at Nagoya(111,60).
38th Ind.Mixed Regiment is located at Kochi(106,60).
3/4th Mortar Battalion is loaded on a Mutsuki class APD moving to Shanghai.


SIG INT REPORT FOR Sep 21, 45

52nd Const Co is located at Moppo(100,54).
5253 men are based at Kaishu (102,48).

Tsingtao is upgraded to level 5 Port. Makes sense, seeings as Shanghai is about closed off for good and thus, the only routes left to move troops from China to Japan is by air, or by ship in a small corridor a few hexes in the far north part of the Yellow Sea that my air search barely covers.



Planning a second route no doubt.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/5/2012 5:09:07 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 21, 45

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Invasion Support action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCS(L)-12
PF Annapolis
PF Pueblo
LST-25
LCI-990
LCI-989
LCI-988
LCI-986
LCI-983
LCI-223
LCI-219
LCI-218
LSM-370
LSM-352
LSM-350
LSM-310
LSM-305
LSM-304
LSM-211
LSM-210
LSM-214

Shin'yo battery firing at LSM-211


More troops coming into Yakashima. These are mostly support and construction troops. Interesting to see a Shiníyo in action

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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, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MTB G-545
MTB G-547

Allied Ships
DD Braine
DD Colahan



No luck with the MTBís this time for cruft

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Nakadori-jima at 101,57, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-541, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-876, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

MTB G-878
MTB G-888, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Bullard
DD Conway
DD Cony




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Shanghai at 93,55, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD T-1
APD T-2
APD T-3, Shell hits 8, heavy fires
APD T-4
APD T-5
APD T-7
APD T-8, Shell hits 1
APD T-9, Shell hits 1
APD T-10, Shell hits 1, on fire
APD T-12, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Hatfield
DD Kane

Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

The Kane gets revenge from having itís paint scratched yesterday. Nice to pretty much light up a few ships, itís worse for the IJ than it looks. I donít know what he was trying to do sending these APDís right into hells corner of allied Fast Raiders

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

Japanese Ships
E W-5
E W-6
E Wakataka, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
PF Corpus Christi, Shell hits 1
PF Carson City
PF Bisbee
PF Hutchinson


I snuck these guys into the Sea of Japan to try and ambush a couple asw fleets. So far so good :)

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-7, Shell hits 1
MTB G-1
MTB G-2
MTB G-3

Allied Ships
DD Ammen
DD Brown
DD Cotten
DD Ingersoll



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Night Time Surface Combat, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-7
MTB G-1
MTB G-2
MTB G-3

Allied Ships
YMS-281
YMS-130
YMS-131


Some expendable minesweepers on duty 1 hex off of Nagasaki.


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TF 155 encounters mine field at Kagoshima (102,60) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
YMS-131, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
YMS-130
YMS-281



6th Shipping Regiment firing at YMS-131
YMS-131 firing at 6th Shipping Regiment
YMS-281 firing at 2nd Shin'yo
20 mines cleared

Hows that saying go, any ship can be a minesweeper once? Try twice :D


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-548
MTB G-549
MTB G-550, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-552, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Duluth, Shell hits 1
DD Laffey II
DD Aaron Ward II

Would you believe that 20mm shell hit on the Duluth penetrated and caused a magazine explosion and blew up the ship?








It didnít.


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Shanghai at 93,56, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD T-1
APD T-2
APD T-3, heavy fires
APD T-4
APD T-5
APD T-7
APD T-8
APD T-9
APD T-10, on fire
APD T-12, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Hatfield
DD Kane, Shell hits 1, on fire

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


The Kane presses home the attack. Go Kaner. Now if only there was a DD named Toews.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Nakadori-jima at 101,57, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Naryu, Shell hits 30, and is sunk
E Kyosai, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
E Saishu, Shell hits 39, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Bullard
DD Conway
DD Cony

Always nice to see a tf of E boats sunk.

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Sub attack near Hirosaki/Aomori at 117,53

Japanese Ships
PC Take
PC Ashi

Allied Ships
SS Chivo



SS Chivo launches 2 torpedoes at PC Take

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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-53

Allied Ships
DD Colahan



SSX Ha-53 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Colahan

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Sub attack near Saishu To at 99,55

Japanese Ships
APD T-13

Allied Ships
SS Burrfish



SS Burrfish launches 4 torpedoes


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-54

Allied Ships
LCT-137



LCT-137 is sighted by SSX Ha-54
SSX Ha-54 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Sub attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-128, hits 3, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Dale



SSX Ha-D-128 launches 2 torpedoes

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Sub attack near Moppo at 100,54

Japanese Ships
E Ishizaki

Allied Ships
SS Spadefish, hits 3



SS Spadefish launches 2 torpedoes at E Ishizaki

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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-50

Allied Ships
LCT-147



LCT-147 is sighted by SSX Ha-50
SSX Ha-50 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Night Naval bombardment of Yakushima at 101,62 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City



9th Garrison SNLF firing at CA Salt Lake City
CA Salt Lake City firing at 9th Garrison SNLF

Some bombardments of Yakushima happenÖ


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Night Naval bombardment of Yakushima at 101,62

Allied Ships
BB Washington
BB North Carolina



Port hits 16
Port supply hits 1

BB Washington firing at Yakushima
BB North Carolina firing at Yakushima


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Night Naval bombardment of Yakushima at 101,62

Allied Ships
BB Alabama
CL Pasadena

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



BB Alabama firing at 9th Garrison SNLF
CL Pasadena firing at 9th Garrison SNLF


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Invasion Support action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-705
LST-172
LST-25
LCI-989
LCI-985
LCI-223
LSM-429
LSM-307
LSM-216
LSM-214
LSM-211
LSM-210



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Pre-Invasion action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
PF Long Beach
PF Poughkeepsie
AM Daring
AM Tern
AM Rail
AM Turkey
LCI-331
LCI-330




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Amphibious Assault at Yakushima (101,62)

TF 221 troops unloading over beach at Yakushima, 101,62


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




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Pre-Invasion action off Haha-jima (110,75)

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Rogers Blood
APD Register
APD Ray K. Edwards
APD Myers
APD Lee Fox
APD Kleinsmith
APD Julius A. Raven
APD Joseph M. Auman
APD John Q. Roberts
APD John P. Gray
APD Jack C. Robinson
APD Ira Jeffery
APD Hunter Marshall
APD Hollis
APD Hayter
APD Harry L. Corl
APD George W. Ingram
APD Gantner
APD Enright
APD Earle B. Hall
APD Earhart
APD Donald W. Wolf
APD Don O. Woods
APD Cread
APD Cook


I decided to grab this island just North of Iwo Jima and make it a sea plane / small craft support base.

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Amphibious Assault at Haha-jima (110,75)

TF 317 troops unloading over beach at Haha-jima, 110,75


Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 99 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


12 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 141st USA Base Force


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Invasion Support action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
PF Long Beach
PF Poughkeepsie
AM Daring
AM Tern
AM Rail
AM Turkey
LCI-331
LCI-333




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Invasion Support action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-703
LST-172
LST-40
LST-28
LST-25
LCI-988
LCI-985
LCI-984
LCI-982
LCI-981
LCI-217
LSM-429
LSM-427
LSM-370
LSM-351
LSM-320
LSM-210
LSM-211





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Sub attack near Truk at 112,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-400, hits 4

Allied Ships
SC-742
SC-743





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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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Submarine attack near Maizuru at 109,57

Japanese Ships
xAK Toei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Ray



xAK Toei Maru is sighted by SS Ray
SS Ray launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Toei Maru


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Sub attack near Moppo at 100,54

Japanese Ships
APD T-13

Allied Ships
SS Threadfin



SS Threadfin launches 4 torpedoes at APD T-13



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 6
Ki-84r Frank x 9



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 30


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
22 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 23000 feet

I expected better, but then I only have exp 60ish pilots, and I bet he has some of his better pilots in these planes


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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 2



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 2 destroyed



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

I should only, ever, sweep at 28k. All in all, though, it seems that the P38L is the Ďbestí fighter I have against the Shindens. It just feels that way, I havenít looked at the numbers, or the way I use them, or any other factors.

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 16
N1K5-J George x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 13



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 21


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed



<Insert Multiple Curse Words Here> because thereís so much to do, I again, for the umpteenth time in a row, left these guys to sweep at low alt.


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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 10
A7M3-J Sam x 5
Ki-201 Karyu x 8



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 43


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 4 destroyed
A7M3-J Sam: 2 destroyed
Ki-201 Karyu: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 2 destroyed


Karyuís seem to be covering the Fusan-Tsushima-Fukukokoukoa Triangle. If I can pinpoint their airfield, Iíll send in the bombers

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 23000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 12


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 23
G4M3a Betty x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M3a Betty: 10 damaged
G4M3a Betty: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied Ships
DD Hudson
DD Robert Huntington
DD Eaton



Banzai! - Hirata E. in a G4M3a Betty is willing to die for the Emperor


I escape unscathed, but low on AA. I bet 3-4 of those Bettys wont come home.

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 8
Ki-67-Ia Peggy x 21
Ki-67-Ib Peggy x 20



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 18
F6F-3N Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 3 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia Peggy: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-67-Ib Peggy: 11 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AM Vireo, and is sunk


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


Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-67-Ia Peggy bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 3 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x Ki-67-Ib Peggy bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 3 x 250 kg GP Bomb

He confirms my AM was sunk in the previous turn

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 145 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 20
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 81
Ki-84a Frank x 6
Ki-84r Frank x 21



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 15
F6F-3N Hellcat x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3N Hellcat: 2 destroyed


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


Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIb Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x Ki-84r Frank sweeping at 25000 feet
33 x Ki-43-IV Oscar sweeping at 6000 feet
10 x Ki-43-IV Oscar sweeping at 6000 feet
3 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 20000 feet

37 Sallys escorted by ~110 fighters, this may indicate a big push on FukueJima, and I donít have a lot of cap there yet.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 24



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 9
F6F-5 Hellcat x 26


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 14 destroyed

No Allied losses

He goes after a capped fleet of mine and pays heavily for it


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Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 41
Hellcat I x 14
F4U-1D Corsair x 51
F6F-5 Hellcat x 61
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 15
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 23
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14
SBD-5 Dauntless x 30
SBD-6 Dauntless x 23
TBF-1 Avenger x 28
TBM-1C Avenger x 59
TBM-3 Avenger x 42


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged
SB2C-5 Helldiver: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 7 damaged
TBM-3 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


I have CVís parked by Amami Oshima sending in the bombers. Here come a series of sweeps at Yakushima to make sure itís completely devoid of IJ aircraft for the bombers.


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Morning Air attack on Yakushima , at 101,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 29


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 14000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Yakushima , at 101,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 26
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hellcat I sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hellcat I sweeping at 15000 feet *

Had to throw some Cats at Kanoya just to clean out any Ďrange 1í cap based here, that might leak to Yakushima.

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Morning Air attack on Yakushima , at 101,62

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 29
F6F-5 Hellcat x 14


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hellcat I sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 9th Garrison SNLF, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 29


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 7
F6F-5 Hellcat x 7


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x F4U-4 Corsair sweeping at 15000 feet *
7 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
F6F-5 Hellcat x 7


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
7 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 8
A-26C Invader x 20
B-25H Mitchell x 41
B-25J11 Mitchell x 97
F4U-1A Corsair x 17
F6F-5 Hellcat x 15
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 6
TBM-1C Avenger x 4


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

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

I use my bombers here and not elsewhere (airfield or port attacks) for a few reasons. 1 I get combat experience relatively easy. 2 The more IJ troops my air kills, the less US troops get killed/disabled assaulting those IJ troops. Having more of the islands off Kyushu that can build to level 6-7 eases pressure of any 1 base being shut down


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Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 8
P-51D Mustang x 11
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 4000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 9th Garrison SNLF ...
Also attacking 1st SP Gun Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes


Allied aircraft
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 11


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 19

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 13000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Here are my heavies flying out of the PI, going to shutdown Saigonís airfield

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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 30

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 36


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 16
N1K5-J George x 13
Ki-84a Frank x 11



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed



To add insult to injury, this group sweeps in the am and pm at 7k feet.

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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 2
Ki-201 Karyu x 4



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



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Morning Air attack on 102nd Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 84,65 (Takao)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 23
B-25J11 Mitchell x 47


Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
47 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Oh, by the way, Iím not done pounding Yakushima.

Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 8
P-51D Mustang x 4
B-25H Mitchell x 40
PV-2 Harpoon x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
40 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x PV-2 Harpoon bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 22
SBD-6 Dauntless x 13


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



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



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Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 6
SBD-6 Dauntless x 13


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 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



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Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 8
A-26C Invader x 36


Allied aircraft losses
A-26C Invader: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
36 x A-26C Invader bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 8
B-17G Fortress x 95
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16


No Allied losses

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



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Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 22
B-17G Fortress x 34
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 30


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st SP Gun Battalion, at 101,62 (Yakushima)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 14
A-26C Invader x 70
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 8


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)





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Afternoon Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 25


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 23
G4M3a Betty x 27



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M3a Betty: 9 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Hudson
DD Robert Huntington



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

The IJ gets a pm attack at these ships, but doesnít do anything except train the pilots that returned, and burn AA ammo


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Sen Baku x 36



Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 9
F6F-5 Hellcat x 32


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Sen Baku: 21 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



Banzai! - Shibata A. in a A6M2 Sen Baku is willing to die for the Emperor
Banzai! - Hanamoto J. in a A6M2 Sen Baku is willing to die for the Emperor

They came in to attack capped shipping, and got butchered.

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Afternoon Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.40 x 25


Allied aircraft losses
Mosquito FB.40: 13 damaged


Japanese Ships
SC CHa-38, Shell hits 15
SC CHa-31, Shell hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Mosquito FB.40 bombing from 100 feet *
My Mosquitos are ultimately fragile. 13 damaged vs an SC with probably 10 day exp. Iíll have to not use there great range to attack shipping, but to do nav search and recon. Just like they were used irl. Go figure lol


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-54

Allied Ships
LCT-146



LCT-146 is sighted by SSX Ha-54
SSX Ha-54 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Sub attack near Maizuru at 110,57

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-67
SC CHa-66

Allied Ships
SS Skate




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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-50

Allied Ships
LCT-137



SSX Ha-50 is sighted by LCT-137
SSX Ha-50 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-54

Allied Ships
LCT-136



LCT-136 is sighted by SSX Ha-54
SSX Ha-54 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Invasion Support action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.


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Invasion Support action off Yakushima (101,62)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
PF Long Beach
PF Poughkeepsie
AM Daring
AM Tern
AM Rail
AM Turkey
LCI-330




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Ground combat at Yakushima (101,62)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1539 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49

Defending force 10131 troops, 73 guns, 341 vehicles, Assault Value = 217

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



Assaulting units:
9th Garrison SNLF
1st SP Gun Battalion

Defending units:
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
112th Cavalry Regiment
767th Tank Battalion
503rd Parachute Rgt /1
462nd Parachute FA Bn /1
4th Eng Amph Bde
28th Airborne Tank Bn /1
14th Marine AA Bn /17
231st USN Base Force /68


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Ground combat at Haha-jima (110,75)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 654 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16

Defending force 2144 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11



Assaulting units:
13th Garrison SNLF

Defending units:
141st USA Base Force


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Ground combat at Yakushima (101,62)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 700 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 217

Defending force 1576 troops, 14 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Allied adjusted assault: 9

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Yakushima !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
69 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
767th Tank Battalion
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
112th Cavalry Regiment
503rd Parachute Rgt /1
462nd Parachute FA Bn /1
28th Airborne Tank Bn /1
14th Marine AA Bn /17
4th Eng Amph Bde
231st USN Base Force /68

Defending units:
9th Garrison SNLF
1st SP Gun Battalion

You may wonder why my AV was 9. I had all my units to defend, and used my airborne units, via air-drop, to ďland behind their disrupted lines after 100000 bombers violated them today and take them out from the backĒ. It worked, there was no resistance

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1st SP Gun Battalion Wiped Out at Yakushima by attrition!!!


(in reply to AcePylut)
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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/6/2012 3:08:47 AM   
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Sub attack near Oki Shoto at 108,55

Japanese Ships
TK Nikkosan Maru
TK Yamazaga Maru
TK Komadori Maru
E Takashima

Allied Ships
SS Carbonero, hits 1



SS Carbonero launches 2 torpedoes at TK Nikkosan Maru
E Takashima attacking submerged sub ....
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

E boats again

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-2
MTB G-3, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
MTB G-548, Shell hits 1
MTB G-555, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Braine, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Colahan
DD Thompson, heavy damage



MTB G-3 engages DD Braine at 2,000 yards
MTB G-2 engages DD Braine at 2,000 yards
Grygiel, N.W. orders Allied TF to disengage

Dang. They snuck in and torped a DD which promptly sank, and the allied commander immediately decided to retreat, tagging an MTB on the way out.

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Sub attack near Saishu To at 99,55

Japanese Ships
APD T-13

Allied Ships
SS Flasher, hits 5



SS Flasher launches 2 torpedoes
Flasher bottoming out ....
APD T-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD T-13 attacking submerged sub ....
APD T-13 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

Minimal damage

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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 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PT-104
PT-105, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
PT-106
PT-108, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



I, too, can play the small boats game with PTís, and my PTís soaked up his guns and his lone ranger departed. No doubt to have his victories against 2 DD, 1 CL, and an evil allied BB extolled on loudspeakers by High Command propaganda ministry.

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Sub attack near Oki Shoto at 109,56

Japanese Ships
TK Yamazaga Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
SC Ch 51
TK Komadori Maru
E Takashima

Allied Ships
SS Ray



SS Ray launches 4 torpedoes at TK Yamazaga Maru
Ray diving deep ....
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
Thatís how itís done. Lay in wait, fire a spread of torps landing one on a TK which explodes, then dive deep and ride it out.

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Sub attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
E Wakataka
E Hoko
E Ishizaki

Allied Ships
SS Bashaw



SS Bashaw launches 2 torpedoes at E Wakataka
Bashaw diving deep ....
E Wakataka fails to find sub and abandons search
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

The same strategy worked

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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 105,55

Japanese Ships
xAK Seian Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Blackfin



xAK Seian Maru is sighted by SS Blackfin
SS Blackfin launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Seian Maru

No need to dive deep, as a transport sinks.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Oita at 104,59, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
ML G-212, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
ML G-321, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
ML G-430, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD McCall
DD Maury
DD Farragut
DD Dewey


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Oita at 104,59, Range 8,000 Yards

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

Allied Ships
DD McCall
DD Maury
DD Farragut
DD Dewey




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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-545
MTB G-547
MTB G-878

Allied Ships
DD Ammen
DD Brown
DD Cotten
DD Ingersoll


I tried to close in, but they evaded. Must be out of torps.


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ASW attack near Iki-shima at 102,56

Japanese Ships
E W-6
E W-5
E Wakataka
E Ishizaki

Allied Ships
SS Blueback, hits 2



SS Blueback is sighted by escort
E Wakataka fails to find sub and abandons search
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Ishizaki attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

Hardly any damage to my boat.

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Sub attack near Fusan at 104,55

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 44
SC Ch 49

Allied Ships
SS Trepang



Captain of SS Trepang elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Trepang diving deep ....
SC Ch 49 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Fire torps, or not... then dive deep

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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-54, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Haas



SSX Ha-54 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Haas
Ha-54 bottoming out ....
DE Haas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Haas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Haas attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-53

Allied Ships
PT-103, heavy fires, heavy damage



PT-103 is sighted by SSX Ha-53
SSX Ha-53 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy PT


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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 10



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 20
F6F-5N Hellcat x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 7000 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, 2 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VMF-124 with F6F-5N Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VMF(N)-542 with F6F-5N Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes

Some CAP have air radar

I have dedicated night fighters with radar, lots of them over Manila, and have bracketed his typical attack altitudes.

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes


Allied aircraft
Firefly F.I x 4


Allied aircraft losses
Firefly F.I: 3 damaged
Firefly F.I: 1 destroyed by flak



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Firefly F.I bombing from 100 feet



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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 10



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 20
F6F-5N Hellcat x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-40 with F6F-5 Hellcat (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VMF-124 with F6F-5N Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
VMF(N)-542 with F6F-5N Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 11



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 20
F6F-5N Hellcat x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-40 with F6F-5 Hellcat (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VMF-124 with F6F-5N Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
VMF(N)-542 with F6F-5N Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 6



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 20
F6F-5N Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-40 with F6F-5 Hellcat (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VMF-124 with F6F-5N Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead
VMF(N)-542 with F6F-5N Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samah at 69,63, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-13
SC CHa-14, Shell hits 2, on fire
SC CHa-15
SC CHa-16, Shell hits 7, and is sunk

Allied Ships
PF Barcoo
PF Burdekin





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Night Naval bombardment of Tokara Retto at 100,62

Allied Ships
BB Alabama
BB Washington
BB North Carolina
CA Salt Lake City
CL Pasadena

Nothing here... I like that


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Night Naval bombardment of Haha-jima at 110,75

Allied Ships
BB Howe
CA New Orleans
CL Uganda
CL Concord
CL Marblehead



Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 25
Port hits 16
Port supply hits 1

BB Howe firing at Haha-jima
CA New Orleans firing at 13th Garrison SNLF
CL Uganda firing at Haha-jima
CL Concord firing at Haha-jima
CL Marblehead firing at Haha-jima


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Sub attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
TK Gen'yo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
TK Nitiei Maru
E Maeshima
E Nuwashima

Allied Ships
SS Bowfin, hits 1



SS Bowfin launches 4 torpedoes at TK Gen'yo Maru
E Maeshima fails to find sub and abandons search
E Nuwashima attacking submerged sub ....
E Nuwashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Nuwashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Nuwashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Nuwashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Nuwashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Fire a spread, dive deep. I heard sounds of a ship breaking up

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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Yamura Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grouper



SS Grouper is sighted by xAK Yamura Maru
SS Grouper launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Yamura Maru


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

Japanese Ships
E W-30

Allied Ships
DD Charrette
DD Mertz



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Sub attack near Niigata at 113,57

Japanese Ships
E Etoforu
E Kunashiri

Allied Ships
SS Clamagore, hits 8, heavy damage



SS Clamagore launches 4 torpedoes at E Etoforu
Clamagore diving deep ....
E Etoforu attacking submerged sub ....
E Kunashiri fails to find sub and abandons search
E Etoforu attacking submerged sub ....
E Etoforu attacking submerged sub ....
E Etoforu fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Etoforu attacking submerged sub ....
SS Clamagore eludes ASW attack from E Etoforu
E Etoforu cannot establish contact with SS Clamagore
SS Clamagore eludes ASW attack from E Etoforu
SS Clamagore eludes ASW attack from E Etoforu
Escort abandons search for sub
A more aggressive defense of their convoy results in 8 hits and I donít think sheís going to make it

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saishu To at 97,55, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD T-9, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Killen
DD Kimberly
DD LaVallette
DD Stockham


Always nice to see an allied DD torp strike home.

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Sub attack near Matsue at 106,55

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-6
SC CHa-1
xAK Syozui Maru
xAK Kogane Maru
SC CHa-8

Allied Ships
SS Ray



SS Ray launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-6
Ray diving deep ....
SC CHa-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-53

Allied Ships
PT-108, heavy damage



PT-108 is sighted by SSX Ha-53
SSX Ha-53 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy PT


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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 16



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 2 destroyed





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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 149 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 31



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-74-I Patsy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 1 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 2 destroyed on ground
B-29-25 Superfort: 11 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 destroyed on ground



Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 16000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 21000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

This was a nice attack by Cruft, flying Patsyís out of Truk. As you can see, he got 4 B29ís.

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Morning Air attack on Guam , at 106,95

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 85 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-74-I Patsy x 3



No Japanese losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-74-I Patsy bombing from 21000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 10



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 89
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 15
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 15
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14
SBD-5 Dauntless x 29


Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
H6K5 Mavis: 2 destroyed on ground
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-54c Hickory: 1 destroyed on ground
H6K4 Mavis: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-115a Tsurugi: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 20

I return the favor at Nagasaki. The more Shindens that fall, the better

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 17
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y2-C Judy: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 6 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000' *
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000' *
Airfield Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 28000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hellcat I sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 11


Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 2 damaged

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



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 13000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 48
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 11


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

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



Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 22

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
48 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 17
N1K5-J George x 25
Ki-84a Frank x 13



Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 49


Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 8 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 2 destroyed



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

Nice job by my Mustangs, considering these are some of his better planes, no doubt with his better pilots.

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 15
N1K5-J George x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 3



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 35


Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 3 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 28000 feet

HEY!!!! LOOK AT THAT!!!! I REMEMBERED TO SET MY AIRGROUP TO SWEEP AT 28K, NOT 7K.

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J7W1 Shinden x 9
N1K5-J George x 6



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 45


Japanese aircraft losses
J7W1 Shinden: 3 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
39 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 28000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Oita at 104,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 18



Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Maury
DD McCall
DD Farragut



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

His pilots are not that great

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Afternoon Air attack on 13th Garrison SNLF, at 110,75 (Haha-jima)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 34


No Allied losses

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




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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 8



Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 41
F4U-1D Corsair x 57
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 23
SBD-6 Dauntless x 23


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
H6K5 Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground
H6K4 Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-54c Hickory: 2 destroyed on ground
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground
D4Y2-C Judy: 3 destroyed on ground
C6N1-S Myrt: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-115a Tsurugi: 1 destroyed on ground
D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Barracuda II: 1 damaged
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
SBD-6 Dauntless: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 21

My CV planes tag a bunch more aircraft on the ground at Nagasaki. SHouldnít there be like a 50% auto-morale drop upon entering Nagasaki, considering itís a nuclear wasteground at this point? Hey brave soldier of the Empire, go into that green glowing city and get bombed by the unstoppable flying allied monsters

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hakodate at 119,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
N1K5-J George x 11
S1A1 Denko x 5
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 6



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 21
TBM-1C Avenger x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 4 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 5 destroyed



Looks like this is some of what he has tasked to protect the Northern Flank

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ominato at 119,54

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
N1K5-J George x 4
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 23
TBM-1C Avenger x 14


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAK Azuchi Maru
xAK Eiji Maru #5



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Oops, set to bomb at 13k feet, not torp. Too many things to check I tell you!


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-50

Allied Ships
LCT-144



LCT-144 is sighted by SSX Ha-50
SSX Ha-50 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-53

Allied Ships
PT-108, heavy damage



PT-108 is sighted by SSX Ha-53
SSX Ha-53 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy PT


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ASW attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-45

Allied Ships
SS Grouper



SS Grouper is sighted by escort
Grouper 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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ASW attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-52

Allied Ships
SS Grouper



SS Grouper is sighted by escort
Grouper bottoming out ....
SC CHa-52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Fusan at 104,55

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 49
SC Ch 44

Allied Ships
SS Trepang



Captain of SS Trepang elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-50

Allied Ships
LCT-144



LCT-144 is sighted by SSX Ha-50
SSX Ha-50 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-53, hits 4, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Haas



SSX Ha-53 is sighted by escort
Ha-53 bottoming out ....
DE Haas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Haas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Haas attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Haha-jima (110,75)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2160 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Defending force 645 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Allied adjusted assault: 3

Japanese adjusted defense: 28

Allied assault odds: 1 to 9 (fort level 3)

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

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


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


Assaulting units:
141st USA Base Force

Defending units:
13th Garrison SNLF
Itíll fall, a couple turns after I set some air to plaster the enemy troops

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Ground combat at Yakushima (101,62)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 695 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 221

Defending force 1473 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Allied adjusted assault: 36

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 36 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
231 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


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


Assaulting units:
112th Cavalry Regiment
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
767th Tank Battalion
503rd Parachute Rgt /1
28th Airborne Tank Bn /1
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
462nd Parachute FA Bn /1
13th USN Naval Construction Battalion
4th Eng Amph Bde
231st USN Base Force
14th Marine AA Bn /17

Defending units:
9th Garrison SNLF

Guess I forgot to turn off one of the transports flying in my paraís. No biggie though.

At this point, I want to show some things garnered from Intel...


OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Sep 22, 45

22 x C-46D Commando transporting 168th USA Base Force to Batan Island
12 x C-47 Skytrain transporting V US Fighter Cmnd to Tokunoshima
13 x C-47 Skytrain transporting 168th USA Base Force to Batan Island
15 x C-47 Skytrain transporting V US Fighter Cmnd to Tokunoshima
9 x C-47 Skytrain transporting 168th USA Base Force from Aparri

Amami Oshima expands airfield to size 5
Nago expands airfield to size 6
Tanegashima expands airfield to size 1


This is nice... all three of these forward airfields goes up a level. That means more bombers. More destruction. More fun. More mouseclicks. More things to forget about! Did I say more destruction!

VF-3 on CV Saratoga converting to size 12 from 18
VF-6 on CV Enterprise converting to size 12 from 18
VMF-222 on CV Saratoga converting to size 12 from 24

DD Sugi is reported to have been sunk near Nagasaki/Sasebo on Sep 07, 1945
MTB G-3 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 22, 1945
xAK Seian Maru is reported to have been sunk near Shimonoseki on Sep 22, 1945
APD T-9 is reported to have been sunk near Saishu To on Sep 22, 1945
SSX Ha-53 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 22, 1945
SSX Ha-54 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 22, 1945
MTB G-555 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 22, 1945
ML G-212 is reported to have been sunk near Oita on Sep 22, 1945
MTB G-224 is reported to have been sunk near Oita on Sep 22, 1945
MTB G-234 is reported to have been sunk near Oita on Sep 22, 1945
ML G-321 is reported to have been sunk near Oita on Sep 22, 1945
ML G-430 is reported to have been sunk near Oita on Sep 22, 1945
SC CHa-16 is reported to have been sunk near Samah on Sep 22, 1945

Loss of DD Braine on Sep 22, 1945 is admitted
Loss of PT-105 on Sep 22, 1945 is admitted


SIG INT REPORT FOR Sep 22, 45

1st Indpt Battalion is located at Onnekotan-jima(136,48).
1st Indpt Battalion is located at Onnekotan-jima(136,48).


Iím glad I didnít start the Kurile Conquest by invading Onnekotan-Jima

344th Division is located at Kochi(106,60).

This is the obvious invasion point should I go for Option 3, the Invasion of Shikoko Island and itís three bases.

142nd Division is located at Iwaki(116,59).

Itís another obvious invasion point. Something to remember


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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/6/2012 4:19:41 AM   
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If that batallion on Onnekotan Jima is the only unit, no need to worry about fierce resistance. A Bn is only about 1/3 of a Regiment - about 42 AV. Wouldn't take much pounding to reduce that to near zero.

I forget which AAR it was [may have been Greyjoy's] but he didn't take all the Kuriles and well after he had secured all of Hokkaido, there was suddenly a very successful seaplane or patrol plane attack on his convoys from the only remaining dot hex in the Kuriles. If you do end up running your major effort from the east with convoys running close by the Kuriles, you need to take all of them.

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/6/2012 6:18:01 AM   
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hi AP,

i hope you have fun w/ Downfall. i played it vs. the AI, it was great to have all those late-war toys.

Naval: the glut of LSTs and gunfire-support LCs are great, but ReplTFs are even better. AOs, AEs & CVEs (w/ VR sqns) can keep your CV TFs at sea indefinitly. i hope you're aware that AEs can replenish at sea. you'll have a lot of carrier aircraft upgrade opportunities, it's important to match up the planes in a CVE-VR TF w/ the types needed by the CV TFs.

Air: the Marianas bases still need a bit of construction work, some re-distribution of CBs & AirHQs will be needed. there's an atoll (Eniwetok?) that needs some const, & some air support, to improve its ability to enable air-transfer of LR bombers from Pearl to points west. cosset your B29 (& high-alt LR recon) sqns, the production rate is kinda low. don't neglect your training program! you can stabilize your B29 fleet - use a 30-40% rest rate and they can run continuous ops, w/ only a few sqns stood down for rest/training as their morale dips into the 80s.

enjoy!

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/6/2012 3:07:18 PM   
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JMalter: Excellent points regarding replenishment. I've been mostly retiring to restock sorties and such, and haven't really used replenishment fleets to keep an entire navy on station. I'm still stuck in the "no toys" mode of carefully husbanding those ships for very limited use.

Eniwetok is building up nicely as a stop-over base, and the Mariana's are about full. Honestly, what I figured was more important is getting my forward bases built early... so lots of those islands I just took have a large number of engineers at them.

With my B29 flights... I tend to fall for the "hey, it's nice out, all those other groups are flying today, so YOU'RE flying today too." path of destruction. I've been either flying them all, or none of them. I do this instead of continuous ops because I don't want my LRFighter squadrons sweeping and escorting every day. If I do con't ops with B29's, I'll have to do that with the P51's and P47's at Iwo. For this month, and probably half of next month, I'll continue to rest or fly en-masse. Given that, however, I will set the Rest % of each B29's squadron between 0-30% based on a couple factors: Plane Damage (I'll check plane damage, get a quick feel for how well the aircraft are holding up, and if it feels like a lot are damaged, I'll go on 30% rest. If only a couple planes have more than 30% damage, I'll do a 0% rest) and overall pilot feel (if fatigue is above 10/15 and morale below 85/85, I'll put it on about 20-30% rest). Never more than 30% rest either way, though.

I haven't done any training at all, except combat training.

Heya BB, I'm not too worried about that strike Rader did against Greyjoy happen to me, for a couple of reasons. #1 I found that attack to be extremely gamey. After all, Greyjoy had the Kuriles and Hokkaido and Radar flew a hundred/2hundred? aircraft all over that to his single base.... there is no possible way that 200 IJ planes can fly over that (all that radar, all those aircraft bases, all those ships, all those troops, in a combat zone) without being spotted and eaten for lunch on the way there. But the game engine allows transfers like that as it doesn't do "in flight intercepts" and thus we have to deal with the possibility. I'd have an issue with it. #2 He doesn't have anything built up in the Kuriles. #3 There's nothing to be gained by defending the reaches of the Kuriles. hardly any VP's and anything he sends to these islands means less troops to defend Japan. #4 I already control the sea lanes in the Kuriles. The only way for him to re-base troops is via air, fast transport, or luck.

Given all that, though, I'd love if he makes a huge defensive push in the Kuriles. I can use 6 CV's, a couple BB's, a few CVE's, some crap transports, a few dozen fleets of all those ships that are chillin in port cuz I don't have a current use for them, and really give the impression of "doing a greyjoy"

Thoughts: My plan at the beginning of the game was to kill 1/4th of Japan's HI by the end of the month. I would fly my B29's hard to do so. But I underestimated the power of the '29, and I've destroyed, as a wild guess, 1/2 to 3/4ths of his HI by targeting a couple of cities where it's concentrated. I'm going to fly a couple more missions against Osaka and that should really put an end to Osaka as a HI center for a long long time. Once Osaka is gone, then the only remaining significant HI center is Tokyo (which currently has over 700 planes based there) and Tokyo is on the map for destruction. Eitehr way, I'm ahead of where I thought I was with the HI campaign. I do believe that in the next 2 weeks, I'll have destroyed nearly all of his HI.

Recognizing that this may "ruin" the game long term, that we changed an HR a couple weeks into the game because fires were not really effective (or, I just don't know how to start and sustain them to be effective) and not knowing what his pools are like, I shot him an email saying that if the game is ruined for him at month 4, 6, whatever, I'd be open to having a mod open the scenario and magically dumping some HI into the pool. He said no worries, that's what it should be like for Japan. We'll see.

I think that the first two weeks of the big invasion will determine the rest of the war. That's when both Cruft and I will truly get a feel for the opponents LCU power.

I can't wait to get P80's... because I've never used P80's in a war game of any kind except Flight Leader (I used them maybe a few times before I said "these suck, gimme F16's cuz that's fun!")

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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/6/2012 3:19:18 PM   
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1 I found that attack to be extremely gamey. After all, Greyjoy had the Kuriles and Hokkaido and Radar flew a hundred/2hundred? aircraft all over that to his single base.... there is no possible way that 200 IJ planes can fly over that (all that radar, all those aircraft bases, all those ships, all those troops, in a combat zone) without being spotted and eaten for lunch on the way there. But the game engine allows transfers like that as it doesn't do "in flight intercepts" and thus we have to deal with the possibility. I'd have an issue with it.
Just wanted a quick comment on this...

Due to the chronology in which orders are given to each side (IJ first, US second), I find the ability of the Allied player to "see" where the Japanese player transferred planes to a new base and give an order to launch an attack on that base to be gamey in most situations. To me, that gamey situation is when the Allied player really doesn't have the forces in place to 'see' those transfers. So, if for example, Cruft transfers some aircraft between two bases in Korea that I have no search over, no planes have the range for it, no ships with radar are in the area, no troops on the ground... for me to launch a strike against that base where the plane symbol magically appeared on the map would be gamey.

If Cruft were to transfer aircraft from the Tokyo to Truk... requiring an overflight of Iwo, Saipan, Guam, and numerous allied fleets in the area, I don't find it gamey to launch a "same day" attack on Truk.... because I honestly feel that those aircraft would have been spotted and intercepted on the way, or at least, the allies would know there's new planes on Truk. That I can't launch an in-flight intercept, I tend to think it's "ok" to bomb it with bombers as a work-around.

Of course, I didn't bomb Truk this turn, when he flew in a bunch of bombers, because I didn't notice the magic plane symbol over Truk this turn. So I chalk this up to the IJ plane transfer happening without knowledge "damn sneaky Jappo's flying bombers at wave-top level at night for 1000 miles to a bypassed base". This was a crafty move crufty, if albiet an obvious one when looking at the strat map at the games beginning. Give him Kudo's for getting his bombers over to Truk 'unspotted' and launching a successful attack on B29's at an uncapped airbase.


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RE: Plight of the Antietam - 6/6/2012 8:00:13 PM   
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hi AP,

Air: i see that your surge/rest scheme will work better than cont ops, so's to allow the F's to have a breather. there's a group of early-model B29s that i used for cont Truk air-base bombing. do you have any HRs on night bombing? IJ has quite a few NFs, but they don't bother the Superforts at all. a 256-plane night airbase raid at 7k' will put a big smokin' hole in the middle of those 700 planes at Tokyo.

Naval: i used ReplTFs to the max, w/ many of the CV & CVE-ASW TFs running at cruise speed, which reduces their minor-damage accrual. CV TFs can stay on station, or do a slow parade. the ReplTFs do the shuttle run back to base for refills. the VR sqns can be divided, & their sub-groups resized. you can xfer some to land-bases and/or change their plane types to match up better w/ the planes you need.

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Bombers over Osaka - 6/6/2012 10:39:31 PM   
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I think a tour de force of the Home Islands with my carriers, supported by many replenishment fleets, smashing airfields and ports along the way, might be a good fun idea to "pass the time" before the big invasion. It'll keep Cruft on his toes and not chilling in situ waiting for it.

It also might serve to allow me an extra day or two to move the invasion fleet closer to Japan for if all his energy is directed at the CV fleets, he might "not see" the amphib forces - kinda like I did at Truk when the magical "Aircraft Here" symbol showed up.

Plus, if I do it right, I can probably knock down a bunch of attack aircraft (Kami's and torp planes) that would be used against my invasion.

If I do it wrong, I'll lose half my CV fleet given the game engine limitations when large numbers of a/c are involved.

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RE: Bombers over Osaka - 6/9/2012 12:35:11 AM   
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OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Sep 23, 45

YMS-130 sinks at sea
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard LCI-625
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard LCVP 544Q

Tsushima expands airfield to size 4
Naha expands port to size 6
Tanegashima expands fortifications to size 1
Tungchow expands airfield to size 2
Rota expands airfield to size 2

E No.16 is reported to have been sunk near Fusan on Sep 23, 1945
E No.36 is reported to have been sunk near Fusan on Sep 23, 1945
E W-5 is reported to have been sunk near Fusan on Sep 23, 1945
E W-23 is reported to have been sunk near Moppo on Sep 23, 1945
E W-24 is reported to have been sunk near Moppo on Sep 23, 1945
E W-25 is reported to have been sunk near Moppo on Sep 23, 1945
E W-26 is reported to have been sunk near Moppo on Sep 23, 1945
E W-27 is reported to have been sunk near Masan on Sep 23, 1945
E W-28 is reported to have been sunk near Moppo on Sep 23, 1945
E W-30 is reported to have been sunk near Iki-shima on Sep 23, 1945
E W-33 is reported to have been sunk near Moppo on Sep 23, 1945
E W-41 is reported to have been sunk near Moppo on Sep 23, 1945
ACM Toshi Maru #5 is reported to have been sunk near Ominato on Sep 23, 1945
E Ishizaki is reported to have been sunk near Fusan on Sep 23, 1945
MTB G-2 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 23, 1945
SS Ha-216 is reported to have been sunk near Saishu To on Sep 23, 1945
xAKL Kumakawa Maru is reported to have been sunk near Shimonoseki on Sep 23, 1945
xAK Zenoa Maru is reported to have been sunk near Shimonoseki on Sep 23, 1945
xAK Teikin Maru is reported to have been sunk near Shimonoseki on Sep 23, 1945
xAKL Kasui Maru is reported to have been sunk near Shimonoseki on Sep 23, 1945
xAKL Kaishi Maru is reported to have been sunk near Shimonoseki on Sep 23, 1945
xAKL Inaura Maru is reported to have been sunk near Shimonoseki on Sep 23, 1945
xAKL Kaneyama Maru is reported to have been sunk near Shimonoseki on Sep 23, 1945
SSX Ha-50 is reported to have been sunk near Fukue-jima on Sep 23, 1945
MTB G-151 is reported to have been sunk near Koshiki-jima Retto on Sep 23, 1945
SC Ch 44 is reported to have been sunk near Fusan on Sep 23, 1945
SC CHa-13 is reported to have been sunk near Samah on Sep 23, 1945
SC CHa-14 is reported to have been sunk near Samah on Sep 23, 1945
SC CHa-15 is reported to have been sunk near Samah on Sep 23, 1945

Looks to be a good day for the allies.

SIG INT REPORT FOR Sep 23, 45


22nd Tank Regiment is located at Sapporo(120,51).
32nd Division is located at Tsingtao(95,47).
103rd Machine Canno AA Battalion is located at Chiba(114,61).
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment is located at Kumamoto(102,59).
6th JAAF AF Coy is located at Hanoi(68,56).
Kitachishima Fortress is located at Paramushiro-jima(137,47).

Some of the useful sig intís. An AF Coy at Hanoi, I bet thatís where his night air attacks on Manila fly from.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 23, 45
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Samah at 69,63, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-13, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
SC CHa-14, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
SC CHa-15, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
PF Barcoo
PF Burdekin


I decided to park a couple of PFís near Samah and they find a target.


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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Zenoa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grouper



SS Grouper is sighted by xAK Zenoa Maru
SS Grouper launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Zenoa Maru


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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Teikin Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Greenling



xAK Teikin Maru is sighted by SS Greenling
SS Greenling launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Teikin Maru


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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kumakawa Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Cabrilla



xAKL Kumakawa Maru is sighted by SS Cabrilla
SS Cabrilla launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Kumakawa Maru

Unescorted transports go down to torps

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iki-shima at 102,57, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-30, Shell hits 17, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Charrette
DD Mertz, Shell hits 1

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight
DD Mertz engages E W-30 at 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on E W-30
E W-30 sunk by DD Charrette at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

Hmmm, the E boat was carrying guns.

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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hiroki Maru

Allied Ships
SS Greenling



SS Greenling is sighted by xAKL Hiroki Maru
SS Greenling launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Hiroki Maru


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-151, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-152

Allied Ships
DD Dale



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Sub attack near Hakodate at 120,54

Japanese Ships
ACM Shofuku Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Finback



SS Finback launches 2 torpedoes at ACM Shofuku Maru #2
Finback diving deep ....
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 attacking submerged sub ....
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 loses contact with SS Finback
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Fire and dive

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Tsubaki, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Dale



Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 92% moonlight: 11,000 yards

So far, an all around good day for the Allied navy

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-549
MTB G-840
MTB G-841

Allied Ships
YMS-282, Shell hits 1, on fire
YMS-283, Shell hits 1
YMS-284, Shell hits 1
YMS-129



Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight

Nice MTB attack, they found a target they could hurt. The 282 eventually sinks.


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-2, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-543
MTB G-545
MTB G-878

Allied Ships
DD Ammen
DD Brown
DD Cotten
DD Ingersoll




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Moppo at 100,55, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-23, Shell hits 2, on fire
E W-24, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
E W-25, Shell hits 1
E W-26, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
E W-27
E W-28, Shell hits 3
E W-29, Shell hits 1
E W-33, Shell hits 2, on fire
E W-41, Shell hits 12, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Stephen Potter
DD Halsey Powell
DD Prichett
DD Remey



Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 92% moonlight: 11,000 yards

Good weather all around, if you check out the previous reports, 92% moonlight on a lot of them. This one feels good, tagging a number of E boats.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Moppo at 100,55, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E W-23, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
E W-24, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
E W-25, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
E W-27, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
E W-28, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
E W-29, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
E W-33, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Stephen Potter
DD Halsey Powell
DD Prichett
DD Remey



I chase them down and finish them off. Not sure what Cruft was doing trying to get these guys through this corridor. I know he knows I have a lot of these raiders around.

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Sub attack near Fusan at 104,55

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 44
SC Ch 49

Allied Ships
SS Trepang



SS Trepang launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 44
Trepang diving deep ....
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 44 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 96,60

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-140, hits 7

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico
CA Portland
CL Raleigh
DD Kennison
DD Crosby
DD Dent


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-50

Allied Ships
LCT-137



LCT-137 is sighted by SSX Ha-50
SSX Ha-50 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Sub attack near Masan at 101,55

Japanese Ships
E W-27, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Billfish



SS Billfish launches 4 torpedoes at E W-27

I must be rolling 100ís all day. An sub encounters an E boat, kills it, doesnít get hurt in return.

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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 5



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18
F6F-5N Hellcat x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses


A brave attack into the teeth of dedicated night fighters.

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Night Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 4



No Japanese losses



Runway hits 2



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Firefly F.I x 4


Allied aircraft losses
Firefly F.I: 2 damaged




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Night Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 5



No Japanese losses



Runway hits 2

These attacks on Tanegashima are only training him up in night exp


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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 7



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18
F6F-5N Hellcat x 13


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

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


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Night Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 7



No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)


Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

oh poo

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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaneyama Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Cabrilla



xAKL Kaneyama Maru is sighted by SS Cabrilla
SS Cabrilla attacking xAKL Kaneyama Maru on the surface

My navy is on fire today.

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Sub attack near Saishu To at 100,56

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-216, hits 16, heavy damage

Allied Ships
PF Hutchinson
PF Carson City
PF Corpus Christi
PF Bisbee



SS Ha-216 launches 2 torpedoes at PF Hutchinson
Ha-216 diving deep ....
PF Hutchinson attacking submerged sub ....
PF Bisbee attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Masan at 101,55

Japanese Ships
E W-29, heavy fires

Allied Ships
SS Gato



E W-29 is sighted by SS Gato
SS Gato launches 2 torpedoes at E W-29


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Fukue-jima at 101,58, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-1
MTB G-889
MTB G-1022
MTB G-1029

Allied Ships
PT-104
PT-106


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Oita at 104,59, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-843
MTB G-845
MTB G-848
MTB G-872
MTB G-873
MTB G-874
MTB G-880
MTB G-882
MTB G-883
MTB G-884
MTB G-885, Shell hits 1
MTB G-1001

Allied Ships
DD McCall
DD Maury
DD Farragut
DD Dewey



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Night Time Surface Combat, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-1003
MTB G-1004
MTB G-1006
MTB G-1013
MTB G-1016
MTB G-1017
MTB G-1023
MTB G-1025
MTB G-1030
MTB G-1031

Allied Ships
YMS-130



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Sub attack near Ominato at 119,55

Japanese Ships
ACM Toshi Maru #5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
ACM Shofuku Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Gar



SS Gar launches 2 torpedoes at ACM Toshi Maru #5
Gar diving deep ....
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 attacking submerged sub ....
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 is out of ASW ammo
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 is out of ASW ammo
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 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
xAKL Inaura Maru, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Cabrilla



xAKL Inaura Maru is sighted by SS Cabrilla
SS Cabrilla attacking xAKL Inaura Maru on the surface

A serious effort to resupply Shimonoseki. Iíll consider the possibility that Cruft made this a strong trip wire before invading.

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Pre-Invasion action off Haha-jima (110,75)

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Cavallaro
APD Carpellotti
APD Burke
APD Belet
APD Begor
APD Bassett
APD Balduck
APD Arthur L. Bristol
APD Amesbury
APD Tatum
APD Ringness
APD Reynour
APD Pavlic
APD Odum
APD Laning
APD Joseph E. Campbell
APD Horace A. Bass
APD Haines
APD Gosselin
APD Frament
APD Chase
APD Charles Lawrence
APD Bowers
APD Knudson
APD Barr

Unlike here

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Amphibious Assault at Haha-jima (110,75)

TF 283 troops unloading over beach at Haha-jima, 110,75





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Day Time Surface Combat, near Iki-shima at 102,57, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-1
MTB G-889
MTB G-1022
MTB G-1029

Allied Ships
DD Charrette
DD Mertz



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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kaishi Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Greenling



xAKL Kaishi Maru is sighted by SS Greenling
SS Greenling launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Kaishi Maru

Todays pasting of the IJN continues

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-1003
MTB G-1004
MTB G-1006
MTB G-1013
MTB G-1016
MTB G-1017
MTB G-1023
MTB G-1025
MTB G-1030
MTB G-1031

Allied Ships
YMS-282
YMS-283
YMS-284
YMS-129



Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 21,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hanakawa Maru

Allied Ships
SS Bowfin



xAKL Hanakawa Maru is sighted by SS Bowfin
SS Bowfin launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Hanakawa Maru


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Sub attack near Fusan at 104,55

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 44, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch 49

Allied Ships
SS Trepang



SS Trepang launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 44
Trepang diving deep ....
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 49 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

and continues

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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 2



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



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

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes


I was in and out before they could react and engage, to my chagrin

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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 6



Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 16


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed



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

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (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, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes

3 minutes to reach interception, hmmm, terrible reaction rate for the IJ. I wonder what his commanders air rating is.

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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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


Allied aircraft
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 10


Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 13000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Thought I might catch some a/c on the ground... nope



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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 47
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 9


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
47 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 5



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 450
B-29B Superfort x 125


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 11 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 1 destroyed



Heavy Industry hits 291


Say hello to my littleí friend! Surprisingly light losses for a raid at 18k. I bet he has his AA stacked up somewhere, and the only place that makes sense is Tokyo. SO when I go after Tokyo, Iíll make sure to fly my B29s above 20k to avoid it. It will take longer to smash Tokyo, but will be less expensive in the long run. I hope.

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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1 Rex x 5
Ki-84r Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
-29-25 Superfort x 213


No Japanese losses

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



Heavy Industry hits 132


I love seeing 600 plane B29 raids followed up by 200 plane B29 raids.


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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-201 Karyu x 10



Allied aircraft

B-29-25 Superfort x 319



No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 7 damaged

Japanese Ships
E Ishizaki, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
E W-6, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
TK Sarawak Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
TK Kaisoku Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Osaka Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Saitsu Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
PB Kiko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Mishima Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Manju Maru, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Nako Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
TK Syoyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Gosyu Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
E No.16, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
E Wakataka, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
E No.49, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
TK Kisei Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Awakawa Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Yubu Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Kaisei Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Teikon Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kensin Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
E W-5, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Baiei Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Sabang Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
E No.36, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
TK Shimotsu Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Hoei Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
TK Choran Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Hiyama Maru, Bomb hits 1


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



Repair Shipyard hits 5
Port hits 13
Port fuel hits 2


Koga, S. in a Ki-201 Karyu makes head on attack ... forces B-29-25 Superfort out of formation
Massive explosion on TK Manju Maru


I wsa just waiting for a number of ships to appear in this port again. My recon over the last few days showed numerous capital ships. I guess my recon isnít as good as itís cracked up to be. Iirc my dl wsa around the 10/15 to 12/15 level.

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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 57 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-201 Karyu x 7



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 47


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
TK Yuno Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Osaka Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



Port hits 2


His Karyuís did terribly. But itís quite evident his Karyuís are based in this area and are staying here. If I can pinpoint their base......


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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-201 Karyu x 4



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 24


No Japanese losses

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

Japanese Ships
TK Sarawak Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Choran Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Eiko Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Kaizyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
24 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 21000 feet
Port Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (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 27000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes


Itís nice seeing a 600 plane B29 raid followed up by a 200 plane b29 raid followed by a 400 plane B29 raid :D


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 57


No Japanese losses

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



Heavy Industry hits 34

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 18000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
34 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 18000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead

Itís nice seeing a 600 plane B29 raid followed up by a 200 plane b29 raid followed by a 400 plane B29 raid with a 60 plane cherry-on-top raid :D


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Morning Air attack on Cam Ranh Bay , at 64,72

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 18



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 137


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 9 destroyed, 10 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

His Georgeís did a good number on me, fighters didnít go in to sweep or escort.


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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 25
Ki-84a Frank x 3
Ki-84r Frank x 8
Ki-100-I Tony x 5



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 53
B-25H Mitchell x 34
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 3 destroyed on ground
A6M7 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
K5Y1 Willow: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-27b Nate: 6 destroyed on ground
Ki-115a Tsurugi: 2 destroyed on ground
D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed on ground
D4Y2-C Judy: 1 destroyed on ground
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed on ground
C6N1-S Myrt: 3 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

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



Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9



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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 5
Ki-100-I Tony x 4



Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 29


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27b Nate: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
A-26C Invader: 9 destroyed, 6 damaged
A-26C Invader: 1 destroyed by flak



Airbase hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A-26C Invader bombing from 18000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

I came out on the wrong end of the stick on this one.

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Morning Air attack on Cam Ranh Bay , at 64,72

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 9



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged



Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 17000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb


Banzai! - Nikaido K. in a N1K5-J George rams a B-24J Liberator for the Emperor
Banzai! - Abe D. in a N1K5-J George rams a B-24J Liberator for the Emperor


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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 2
Ki-100-I Tony x 4



Allied aircraft
B-17G Fortress x 135


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
D4Y4 Judy: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-27b Nate: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-115a Tsurugi: 4 destroyed on ground
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground
K5Y1 Willow: 5 destroyed on ground
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed on ground
J2M5 Jack: 5 destroyed on ground
C6N1-S Myrt: 2 destroyed on ground
D4Y2-C Judy: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17G Fortress: 8 damaged



Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 44


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 51


No Allied losses



Heavy Industry hits 15




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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 33


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



Heavy Industry hits 18



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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 18


No Allied losses



Heavy Industry hits 13


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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 7
Ki-100-I Tony x 4



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 20


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 5 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 5 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 28000 feet

Oh, NOW I get around to sweeping the base.


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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 6
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-84r Frank x 6
Ki-100-I Tony x 2



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 28000 feet


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 111,67

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 23
B6N2a Jill x 54



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Bryant
DD Izard
DD Burns



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

54 torps, not ONE hit. Terrible results for Cruft. These must be the absolute bottom-of-the-barrel pilots he has. They probably gained 10 exp in this action.

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3
Ki-84r Frank x 4



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 70
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 24
SBD-3 Dauntless x 12
SBD-5 Dauntless x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
K5Y1 Willow: 1 destroyed on ground
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 3 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 damaged

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



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 3


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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 1



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses




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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 18
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-115a Tsurugi: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-27b Nate: 4 destroyed on ground
K5Y1 Willow: 1 destroyed on ground
D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2


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Afternoon Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hellcat I sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ominato at 119,54

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
N1K5-J George x 11
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 9



Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 6
FM-2 Wildcat x 23
TBF-1 Avenger x 7
TBM-1C Avenger x 28


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 8 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Daitoku Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Daiko Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Eiji Maru #5, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAK Eiman Maru
xAK Jintsugawa Maru

Not too bad on the hit rates, considering I was level bombing from 13k. Time for this TF to retire, repair and upgrade to Hellcats


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hakodate at 119,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
S1A1 Denko x 4
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 4
TBM-1C Avenger x 7


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 destroyed





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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kasui Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grouper



xAKL Kasui Maru is sighted by SS Grouper
SS Grouper launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Kasui Maru


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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-50, hits 3, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Ammen
DD Ingersoll



SSX Ha-50 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Ammen
Ha-50 bottoming out ....
DD Ingersoll attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Haha-jima (110,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 613 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Defending force 3432 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Japanese adjusted assault: 4

Allied adjusted defense: 37

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 9

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

Japanese ground losses:
148 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled



Assaulting units:
13th Garrison SNLF

Defending units:
141st USA Base Force
313th Bomber Wing
58th Aviation Base Force /4


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Ground combat at Yakushima (101,62)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5618 troops, 43 guns, 275 vehicles, Assault Value = 227

Defending force 1278 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Allied adjusted assault: 154

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 154 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1524 casualties reported
Squads: 67 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Assaulting units:
767th Tank Battalion
112th Cavalry Regiment
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
503rd Parachute Rgt /1
231st USN Base Force
13th USN Naval Construction Battalion
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
28th Airborne Tank Bn /1
4th Eng Amph Bde
462nd Parachute Field Artillery Battalion
14th Marine AA Bn /17

Defending units:
9th Garrison SNLF


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9th Garrison SNLF Wiped Out at Yakushima by attrition!!!

So endeth the Jap garrison on Yakushima. All in all today was a good day for the Allies. My navy performed superbly, Osaka got flattened, Nagasaki lost itís airforce. This is what happens with a 100% B29 assault. Pure Mayhem.

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RE: Bombers over Osaka - 6/9/2012 2:05:54 AM   
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E W-27, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Billfish



SS Billfish launches 4 torpedoes at E W-27

I must be rolling 100ís all day. An sub encounters an E boat, kills it, doesnít get hurt in return


Your assumption of great die rolls on this action is not the reason - E W-27 was in the previous night surface action and had "heavy fires, heavy damage". Finishing off a cripple with no partners doesn't require much luck.

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I have not yet begun to fight! OTOH I have not yet begun to flee. Hmmmmm - choices, choices -always with the choices.

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RE: Bombers over Osaka - 6/9/2012 3:47:48 AM   
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Good catch, but don't tell High Command that!

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RE: Bombers over Osaka - 6/14/2012 4:05:53 AM   
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OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Sep 24, 45

xAK Hollywood collides with xAK Medina Victory at 195 , 87

Task Force 355 lays defensive minefield at Fukue-jima - 101 , 58 and sets course for Daito Shoto

a Japanese SC is reported HIT

SOC-1 Seagull reports oil slick at 92, 55 near Shanghai

LTJG Ballard W. of VF-84 attains ace status!!
LT Tyler B. of VBF-84 attains ace status!!

12 x C-47 Skytrain transporting 42nd Aviation Base Force to Tanegashima
15 x C-47 Skytrain transporting 42nd Aviation Base Force to Tanegashima
22 x C-46D Commando transporting supplies to Batan Island


Hakodate expands airfield to size 5
Fukue-jima expands fortifications to size 1
Amami Oshima expands fortifications to size 1
Daito Shoto expands airfield to size 4
Kiukiang expands airfield to size 2
Rota expands airfield to size 3
Manila expands airfield to size 9
Manila expands port to size 8

SIG INT REPORT FOR Sep 24, 45


344th Division is located at Kochi(106,60).
72nd Division is located at Sendai(117,58).
145th Division is located at Okayama(108,58).


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 24, 45
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Sub attack near Shanghai at 93,56

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-141, hits 22, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Waldron
DD Renshaw
DD Converse



He fired 2 torps, missed

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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kashima Maru

Allied Ships
SS Bowfin



xAKL Kashima Maru is sighted by SS Bowfin
Captain of SS Bowfin elects not to launch torpedoes at this target

Bowfin says no, not a decent enough target for my 2 remaining torps, time to head to base

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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-41

Allied Ships
LCT-146



SSX Ha-41 is sighted by LCT-146
SSX Ha-41 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-42

Allied Ships
LCT-138



SSX Ha-42 is sighted by LCT-138
SSX Ha-42 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-43

Allied Ships
LCT-144



LCT-144 is sighted by SSX Ha-43
SSX Ha-43 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Matsue at 106,55

Japanese Ships
xAK Zinzan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Cabrilla



xAK Zinzan Maru is sighted by SS Cabrilla
SS Cabrilla launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Zinzan Maru


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TF 246 encounters mine field at Tokuyama (105,58)

Allied Ships
SS Hammerhead, Mine hits 1





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Night Time Surface Combat, near Oita at 104,59, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-843
MTB G-845
MTB G-848
MTB G-872
MTB G-873
MTB G-874
MTB G-880
MTB G-882
MTB G-883
MTB G-884
MTB G-885
MTB G-1001

Allied Ships
DD McCall
DD Maury
DD Farragut
DD Dewey


Allied Surface Combat TF evades combat

This tf is out of ammo and on the way to base.


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Saishu To at 100,56, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Uji
E Kiji
E W-1, Shell hits 2, on fire
E W-3, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
E W-4
E W-38
E Hoko, Shell hits 2, on fire
TK Kokuei Maru
TK Nichirin Maru, Shell hits 2
TK Ogurosan Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
TK Otorisan Maru
TK Ryuei Maru
TK Kyokuyo Maru
TK Azurai Maru, Shell hits 1
TK Hioki Maru, Shell hits 6

Allied Ships
DD Stephen Potter
DD Halsey Powell, Shell hits 1
DD Prichett
DD Remey


I think this tf, too, is now running low on ammo


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-44

Allied Ships
LCT-138



SSX Ha-44 is sighted by LCT-138
SSX Ha-44 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-41

Allied Ships
LCT-142



SSX Ha-41 is sighted by LCT-142
SSX Ha-41 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Night Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 8



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18
F6F-5N Hellcat x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

All of his night attacks have been in the 7-10k range, as such, Iíve put fighters at 7 and 13k feet.


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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 13



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
G4M3a Betty: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb

Night attack at 8k feet

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Night Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 7



No Japanese losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7



No Japanese losses


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


Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

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

Heís gaining night exp, and thatís about it.

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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-42

Allied Ships
LCT-140



SSX Ha-42 is sighted by LCT-140
SSX Ha-42 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-43

Allied Ships
LCT-147



LCT-147 is sighted by SSX Ha-43
SSX Ha-43 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Sub attack near Truk at 112,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-401, hits 3

Allied Ships
SC-742
SC-743



SS I-401 launches 2 torpedoes at SC-742
SC-743 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-743 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-743 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-743 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-743 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Haha-jima at 110,75

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans
CL Concord



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

CA New Orleans firing at 13th Garrison SNLF
CL Concord firing at Haha-jima

I split my BBís (with 4 DD escorts) as they needed to rearm. I kept these guys around for another bombardment because I want the enemy dead with no loss to my men. The more men I kill by expending supply, vs men, the better for me.

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ASW attack near Hirosaki/Aomori at 117,53

Japanese Ships
PC Ashi

Allied Ships
SS Chivo



SS Chivo is located by PC Ashi
Chivo diving deep ....
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Saishu To at 99,56

Japanese Ships
E W-4
E W-3, heavy fires, heavy damage
E W-1
E Uji
TK Hioki Maru
TK Azurai Maru
TK Kyokuyo Maru
TK Ogurosan Maru, on fire
TK Nichirin Maru
E Hoko
E W-38

Allied Ships
SS Silversides



SS Silversides is sighted by escort
E Hoko fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-38 fails to find sub and abandons search
E Hoko fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hoko fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hoko fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hoko fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hoko fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

About the only thing working on these E boats after their DD encounter is their sonar. But no dcís are left.

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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Josho Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Bowfin



SS Bowfin is sighted by xAK Josho Maru
SS Bowfin launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Josho Maru


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Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Ueizuru Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grouper



xAK Ueizuru Maru is sighted by SS Grouper
SS Grouper launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Ueizuru Maru

Another 2 Japanese transports hit the bottom of the ocean.

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Sub vs Sub: SS Trutta attacking SS Ha-D-146 at 102,56 - near Iki-shima

Japanese Ships
SS Ha-D-146

Allied Ships
SS Trutta



SS Trutta launches 2 torpedoes at 3,000 yards

I always crack up at sub v sub war.

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Sub attack near Saishu To at 98,56

Japanese Ships
TK Ogurosan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
E W-4
E W-3, heavy fires, heavy damage
E W-1
E Uji
TK Hioki Maru
TK Azurai Maru
TK Otorisan Maru
TK Nichirin Maru
E Hoko
E W-38

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish, hits 4



SS Guardfish launches 4 torpedoes at TK Ogurosan Maru
Guardfish bottoming out ....

I wish my torp hit rate wsa better. Seems to be 2 hits every 7 launches.

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Sub attack near Shimonoseki at 105,55

Japanese Ships
TK Tamon Maru #16, Torpedo hits 1
TK Kanetsu Maru
E Takashima

Allied Ships
SS Manta



SS Manta launches 4 torpedoes at TK Tamon Maru #16



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Sub attack near Fusan at 104,55

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 52
TK Tatsuyo Maru
TK Tatsuchiyo Maru
E Takashima

Allied Ships
SS Trepang, hits 1



Captain of SS Trepang elects not to launch torpedoes at this target

The SC was the target... and the capn backed off to get a better solution......

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ASW attack near Fusan at 104,55

Japanese Ships
E Takashima
TK Tatsuyo Maru
TK Tatsuchiyo Maru
SC Ch 52

Allied Ships
SS Trepang



SS Trepang launches 2 torpedoes at E Takashima
Trepang diving deep ....
SC Ch 52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 52 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

and attacked, but failed to hit. Their escorts did a good job keeping me away from the TKís

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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-41

Allied Ships
LCT-136



LCT-136 is sighted by SSX Ha-41
SSX Ha-41 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-42

Allied Ships
LCT-138



SSX Ha-42 is sighted by LCT-138
SSX Ha-42 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Morning Air attack on Koshiki-jima Retto , at 101,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 50


No Allied losses



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

Iím glad to see these guys sweep first thing in the AM.

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Morning Air attack on Koshiki-jima Retto , at 101,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 16


No Allied losses



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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 111,67

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 25
P1Y2 Frances x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 2 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Bryant



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 13
Ki-201 Karyu x 8



Allied aircraft
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 7
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 4 destroyed
SB2C-5 Helldiver: 1 destroyed


He caught me 78 miles out, and forced me to turn back before getting close, as my fly boys went in unescorted.

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Morning Air attack on 13th Garrison SNLF, at 110,75 (Haha-jima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 63
Corsair IV x 25


No Allied losses

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

I can gain exp, also. Most of these guys have an exp around 60-70


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Morning Air attack on Ishigaki , at 90,66

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hellcat I sweeping at 15000 feet
2 x Hellcat I sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 13th Garrison SNLF, at 110,75 (Haha-jima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 18
Corsair IV x 69


Allied aircraft losses
Corsair IV: 1 damaged

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



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Morning Air attack on Okinoerabushima , at 96,65

Weather in hex: Overcast

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


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 4


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Hellcat I sweeping at 15000 feet

Hmmm, looks like I have a squadron at Okinawa left on Ďrandom airbaseí sweep.


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Morning Air attack on Tokara Retto , at 100,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 7


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hellcat I sweeping at 10000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Pescadores , at 84,63

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes


Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 65


No Allied losses

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



Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 50


Might as well gain exp and keep this af shut down.


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Morning Air attack on 13th Garrison SNLF, at 110,75 (Haha-jima)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
TBM-3 Avenger x 22


No Allied losses



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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Light rain

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


Allied aircraft
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 9


Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 2 damaged



Airbase hits 1

Saigon has 121 undamaged HI. Iím going to soften it up a few days and make sure heís afraid to base fighters here before sending in the B29ís based at Appari

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Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 37
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 6


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

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Morning Air attack on 15th Garrison SNLF, at 101,60 (Koshiki-jima Retto)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 35
B-25H Mitchell x 38
B-25J11 Mitchell x 65
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 56


Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
380 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
41 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
38 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
35 x A-26C Invader bombing from 4000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Thatís why Iím happy the P51ís went in first. Iím going to flatten this base via air before sending in the Americal Division, which is loaded on amphib boats and heading to this base Ė the invasion fleet is approaching Okinawa

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Morning Air attack on 15th Garrison SNLF, at 101,60 (Koshiki-jima Retto)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 27


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 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 TF, near Saishu To at 96,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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


Allied aircraft
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
E W-1, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring E W-1

So basically, my Helldivers at Fukue-jima were turned back from their scheduled attack. The flight was broken up into fragments of Helldivers escaping the Karyuís.. .and one fragment across an E boat on the way home.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Fusan at 104,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 5 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-201 Karyu x 1



Allied aircraft
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
TK Seiki Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000
Raid is overhead

Another fragment nailed a TK at the cost of a plane.

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Morning Air attack on Ishigaki , at 90,66

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hellcat I sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 111,67

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 53



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 6 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Izard
DD Burns
DD Bryant



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

53 Jills, no hits. Iíll lay a trap for him one of these days, and LRCAP a fast raider operating a few hexes S of Tokyo, nail a few of these planes.

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Morning Air attack on Koshiki-jima Retto , at 101,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 35


No Allied losses



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



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Morning Air attack on Koshiki-jima Retto , at 101,60

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51H Mustang x 12


No Allied losses



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



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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 17
Ki-84a Frank x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 8
Ki-100-I Tony x 8



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


An ace wsa born out of this battle.

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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 8
Ki-84a Frank x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 5
Ki-100-I Tony x 4



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 12


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 28000 feet

Decent enough exchange, considering my pilots have an exp of about 60. I have 400+ cats in the bank, too.


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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-84r Frank x 2
Ki-100-I Tony x 1



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses




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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Maizuru at 110,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 9



Allied aircraft
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-5 Helldiver: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
APD T-27
LSD Kumano Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-5 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

This fragment escaped the wrong way and hit an LSD at Maizuru.



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Fusan at 103,55

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-201 Karyu x 5



Allied aircraft
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 3


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
TK Akatuki Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires



CAP engaged:
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Akatuki Maru

Well I must admit, after the initial ďoh crapĒ feeling of my Helldivers running into Me-262ís, my guys have acquitted themselves quite well


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Afternoon Air attack on 15th Garrison SNLF, at 101,60 (Koshiki-jima Retto)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-26C Invader x 69
P-38L Lightning x 54


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
35 x A-26C Invader bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
34 x A-26C Invader bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Truk at 112,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-402, hits 2

Allied Ships
SC-742



SS I-402 is sighted by escort
SC-742 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-742 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-742 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-742 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-742 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-43

Allied Ships
LCT-137



SSX Ha-43 is sighted by LCT-137
SSX Ha-43 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Fukue-jima at 101,58

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-44

Allied Ships
LCT-136



SSX Ha-44 is sighted by LCT-136
SSX Ha-44 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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ASW attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-42
SC CHa-45

Allied Ships
SS Bowfin



The Bowfin is just toying with these guys now. Ďremember, a few daus agp. it was the Bowfin that had to show the other Sub commanders how itís done


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Pre-Invasion action off Haha-jima (110,75)

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AM Force
AKA Aquarius



AM Force fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Haha-jima (110,75)

TF 28 troops unloading over beach at Haha-jima, 110,75


Allied ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (0 destroyed, 7 disabled)



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RE: Bombers over Osaka - 6/14/2012 4:21:11 AM   
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I wanted to post this screenie of the previous days Japanese Ship Lost Register

My destroyers are downright devastating. I'm going to start rolling some DD's up to my base in the Kuriles, and see if I can start moving them into the Sea of Japan. This will force Cruft to only move ships through the Mine of Death, and be very beneficial to me.

This is one reason I'm moving "in apparent force" into the Kuriles... I'll have a base much closer than Attu Island, with which to run "Korea to Japan via Sea of Japan" interdiction operations.

A few Fast Raider fleets should be able to wreak havoc. I have plenty of DD's available, my loss rate on these ships has been very low compared to my starting forces, there will come a time when all the small US ships are basically combat worthless due to "no Jap forces they can fight". Also, enemy ships in Japan's interior sea lanes will FORCE him to respond with whatever remaining capital ships he has available - as he knows this will be his best (and last) chance to damage... something... of mine, with his larger boats.

I have many of the necessary small-tf support ships moving to the Kuriles. They've been positioning themselves for the "Adak to Kurile" run since the opening of hostilities (well, since Japan took two nukes and said "neener neener neener, we're still here"). I have 6 CV, 4 CVL, and 6 CVE's that can maintain round the clock, 24/7/365, air cover.

But... but... as is the tagline by my latest, greatest, television obsession states, "Winter is Coming".




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RE: Bombers over Osaka - 6/14/2012 5:56:55 AM   
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Another well-orchestrated sweep of the sea lanes - well done!

Not sure if you noticed but Bowfin shows up 3 times in the last combat report:
First the skipper decided not to waste torps on a small xAKL with her last two torps, then this:

Submarine attack near Shimonoseki at 104,56

Japanese Ships
xAK Josho Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Bowfin



SS Bowfin is sighted by xAK Josho Maru
SS Bowfin launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Josho Maru


And on the third occasion eludes two SCs since she is now out of torps. Good boat! Good skipper!

Sounds like you are enjoying Game of Thrones as much as I am. My son and other posters on this forum say the Song of Ice and Fire books are excellent but I haven't the patience to read them, so the series on HBO brings them to life with excellent acting, superb sets and costumes, and great dialogue. CGI is used appropriately but not overused.

Best part is that no characters are safe - you never know who's next on the grim reaper's list. Kinda like not knowing what surprises your WITP-AE enemy has in store for you. Great drama!

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I have not yet begun to fight! OTOH I have not yet begun to flee. Hmmmmm - choices, choices -always with the choices.

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RE: Bombers over Osaka - 6/14/2012 2:06:07 PM   
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I didn't notice that! She's had quite a successful patrol so far!

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RE: Bombers over Osaka - 6/16/2012 6:05:23 AM   
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Gonna be outta town on vacation until next Saturday. This will give me a chance to plan the big invasion. Ships are about into position. I figure that in about 10 days game time, the slow, far away ships will have to depart port, enroute to lands beyond.

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