Captain Cruft
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22 June 1944 The Allies have landed at Cotabato & Dadjangas and have taken Jolo by paradrop. My strike out of Cagayan did really well, and the Lilies proved their worth once more, albeit mostly as kamikazes. The Tojos on escort did a grand job of fending off the CAP too.  Morning Air attack on TF, near Cotabato at 78,90 Weather in hex: Heavy rain Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 37 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki44IIa Tojo x 44 Ki44IIb Tojo x 63 Ki44IIc Tojo x 8 Ki48Ib Lily x 25 Allied aircraft F6F3 Hellcat x 412 Japanese aircraft losses Ki44IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed Ki44IIb Tojo: 5 destroyed Ki48Ib Lily: 17 destroyed Ki48Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak Allied aircraft losses F6F3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed Allied Ships CVE Hoggatt Bay, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire CVE Breton, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire CVE Marcus Island, Kamikaze hits 2 CVE Nassau, Kamikaze hits 1 CVE Chenango, Kamikaze hits 1 BB Tennessee CVE Sangamon CVE Copahee, Kamikaze hits 1 DD Chauncey CVE Prince William CVE Altamaha, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire CVE Suwannee, Kamikaze hits 1 Aircraft Attacking: 21 x Ki48Ib Lily flying as kamikaze Kamikaze: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: VC(F)21 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes 8 planes vectored on to bombers VF26 with F6F3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 8 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes 5 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)27 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes 7 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)33 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes 11 planes vectored on to bombers VF35 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 8 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes 9 planes vectored on to bombers VF37 with F6F3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes VC(F)39 with F6F3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes 7 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)41 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes 8 planes vectored on to bombers VF60 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)63 with F6F3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)75 with F6F3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes 11 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)76 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)78 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes 7 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)94 with F6F3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)3 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes 8 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)4 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)5 with F6F3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)7 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes VC(F)10 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes VC(F)11 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 8000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes 2 planes vectored on to bombers Fuel storage explosion on CVE Breton Fuel storage explosion on CVE Hoggatt Bay Fuel storage explosion on CVE Marcus Island Fuel storage explosion on CVE Suwannee Fuel storage explosion on CVE Altamaha  Morning Air attack on TF, near Cotabato at 78,90 Weather in hex: Heavy rain Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 35 minutes Japanese aircraft Ki44IIc Tojo x 64 Ki48IIc Lily x 50 Allied aircraft F6F3 Hellcat x 368 Japanese aircraft losses Ki44IIc Tojo: 5 destroyed Ki48IIc Lily: 23 destroyed, 7 damaged Ki48IIc Lily: 1 destroyed by flak No Allied losses Allied Ships CVE Chenango, Bomb hits 3, on fire CVE Altamaha, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage CVE Marcus Island, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage Aircraft Attacking: 1 x Ki48IIc Lily releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 2 x 100 kg SAP Bomb 2 x Ki48IIc Lily releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb 4 x Ki48IIc Lily releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 2 x 100 kg SAP Bomb 4 x Ki48IIc Lily releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb CAP engaged: VC(F)21 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes 14 planes vectored on to bombers VF26 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes 16 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)27 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes 13 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)33 with F6F3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 21000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes 15 planes vectored on to bombers VF35 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 28000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes 17 planes vectored on to bombers VF37 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes 9 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)39 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 5 scrambling) 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes 14 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)41 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 23000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes 8 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)63 with F6F3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 8 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes 12 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)76 with F6F3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 3 on standby, 8 scrambling) 6 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes 15 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)78 with F6F3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)94 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes 6 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)3 with F6F3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling) 5 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes 11 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)4 with F6F3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes 2 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)5 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes 6 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)7 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 21000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes 5 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)10 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes 2 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)11 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 8000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)13 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 9 planes vectored on to bombers VC(F)14 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes 6 planes vectored on to bombers Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Altamaha
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