December 21st 1941
More Japanese troops land at Tarakan, Rabaul and Jesselton, while reports now also claim invasions at San Jose and Mersing. The enemy is still not able to take Rabaul or Tarakan, it seems our shore defences there are harder to overcome than anticipated by the Japanese. We expect this to change soon, espesially at Rabaul where reports claim battleships and cruisers are now aiding the IJN landings.
The enemy capture Butuan, Tsiatso, Djambi and Jesselton today.
The submarines open the show as two IJN submarines sink a TK and an AO before one of our Dutch subs responds by sinking a Pb. Hardly a fair trade, but we will take any sinkings nevertheless. Then the Japanese air force wants in, and launch a huge raid on Batavia where our fighters are unable to stop the bombers. 4 AKs, 3 AVPs and 5 AMc are sunk in the harbour.
Once more the day belongs to the Royal Engineers who once more rebuilt the fortifications. The IJA must be getting frustrated by now.
The enemy now sends in Zeroes followed by Oscars, the result is 7 downed Buffalos to no Japanese AC downed. The decision has been made to spare the remaining AC and send them to Oz and India as we are too low on airframes to throw them away for nothing.
Has not been seen for some days now, she is probably rearming and refueling. Might have been seen off Rabaul a few days ago, but no proper intel.
Total Allied ships sunk
-BB Prince of Wales
-9 DD (3 USN, 3 RN, 1 RAN, 2 Dutch)
Total Japanese ships sunk
Remember however that FoW is on, so some of the sinkings might not be true.
Aerial war so far
The Allies has lost a total of 430 AC to all causes so far, this can be compared to the Japanese loss of 317. Also worth noting here is that the difference is roughly 100 AC, which is also what the Japanese has destroyed on the ground, so all in all we have to be satisfied with this.
"Hun skal torpederes!" - Birger Eriksen
("She is to be torpedoed!")