Thx for your comments. So far, PM is holding out. Horn Isl is gone after a brief struggle.
I formed a relief force from troops in Brisbane and sent it off to PM, but after
reading some of these posts, decided to return it to Brisbane. BTW, part of that force
was Repulse and POW, which I manged to extricate from Singapore, which just fell
I still hold Java. As a poster mentioned, with Horn gone and most likely PM,
a problem may develop as to how to supply the north coast of Qz, including
Darwin. Also, should further evacuations become needed in Java, the loss of PM combined
with the loss of Horn, may make that difficult in not unrealistic.
My only effective bombers at this point in Oz have been the A24s based at PM which
have done well. The P40s have suffered significant attrition, but they have to be
withdrawn soon anyway.
Major CV battle at Midway in Jan. Japs lost 2 CVs, I lost Enterprise. Sara is in the shipyard at PH for repairs which will take approx 5 mos.
I've sunk 3 Jap CVs in total, 2 CVEs and 2 CVLs. Lost Enterprise and Lex.
Japs now attempting to take Canton Isl, but I have level three(3) fort and a marine
defense unit there. First landing attempt wiped out.
Re: squadron co, I was navy so compared to the gent who related his experience(s),
I guess I lucked out, although some of the XOs tended to be somewhat brusque, shall we say.
Thx again, very helpfull.
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