GreyJoy
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Oct 22, 43 Enemy's CVEs seem to be moving south, towards the Gulf of Carpenteria...mmmm... still no sign of any massive landing in the DEI... just a lot of noise.... The KB is refueling at Sosarbaja. Ready to move for Menado, while the enemy is chasing down with 15 subs my other CVs near Sorong...it's a cat&mouse game! The real action of the day takes play in Burma. Brad launches his final air offensive, now that he seems to have lots of modern US planes to fight me back in the planes. Brad now understood that he needs to LRCAP + Sweep, so he sent several P38s, Hurricanes and Corsairs on LRCAP, while the P47s went on sweeping. Mandalay is blessed with clear weather for the whole day, and the attacks took place in the afternoon, when my morning patrols were refueling... We fought back, but obviously the odds were against us. However i think we can sustain these losses... we lost 50 planes, against his 40s... not bad at all i'd say. 19 KIA pilots and 15 WIA. Yes, i can sustain this. Soon we'll have the KI84r online...just few more months... and the N1K2 did, once again, a very good job, far better than the KI84a...don't know why but the question remains: where is he really planning to attack? where are his CVs?  Afternoon Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46 Weather in hex: Clear sky Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 23 minutes Japanese aircraft N1K1J George x 45 N1K2J George x 45 Ki44IIc Tojo x 55 Ki84a Frank x 111 Allied aircraft Hurricane IIc Trop x 66 P38H Lightning x 25 P40N1 Warhawk x 24 P47D2 Thunderbolt x 50 F4U1 Corsair x 18 Japanese aircraft losses N1K2J George: 2 destroyed Ki44IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed Ki84a Frank: 3 destroyed Allied aircraft losses Hurricane IIc Trop: 5 destroyed P47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed Aircraft Attacking: 13 x P47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet CAP engaged: 251 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 22 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 41010. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes 202 Ku S1 with N1K2J George (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 22 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 35300. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes 1st Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes 9th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes 11th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes 24th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 54th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes 64th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes 77th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling) 6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes 87th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes 246th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes 260th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes  Afternoon Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46 Weather in hex: Clear sky Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 21 minutes Japanese aircraft N1K1J George x 45 N1K2J George x 40 Ki44IIc Tojo x 46 Ki84a Frank x 100 Allied aircraft Hurricane IIc Trop x 37 P38H Lightning x 19 P47D2 Thunderbolt x 25 Japanese aircraft losses N1K1J George: 1 destroyed Ki44IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed Ki84a Frank: 2 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed Aircraft Attacking: 14 x P47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet CAP engaged: 251 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 20 scrambling) 17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 41010. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes 202 Ku S1 with N1K2J George (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 12 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 42000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes 1st Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes 9th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 11th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes 24th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 31710 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes 54th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 43000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes 64th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 45000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes 77th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling) 12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes 87th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes 246th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes 260th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 42000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes  Afternoon Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46 Weather in hex: Clear sky Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 5 minutes Japanese aircraft N1K1J George x 42 N1K2J George x 40 Ki44IIc Tojo x 33 Ki84a Frank x 96 Allied aircraft Hurricane IIc Trop x 25 P38H Lightning x 25 P47D2 Thunderbolt x 23 Japanese aircraft losses Ki44IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed Ki84a Frank: 6 destroyed Allied aircraft losses Hurricane IIc Trop: 6 destroyed P38H Lightning: 1 destroyed P47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed Aircraft Attacking: 11 x P47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet CAP engaged: 251 Ku S1 with N1K1J George (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 12 scrambling) 22 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 41010. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes 202 Ku S1 with N1K2J George (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 12 scrambling) 18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 45000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes 1st Sentai with Ki84a Frank (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling) 4 plane(s) intercepting now. 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 31710 and 43000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes 9th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (2 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. 5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 45000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes 11th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes 24th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 31710 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes 54th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling) 9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 43000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes 64th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 2 scrambling) 7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 34000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes 77th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 34440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes 246th Sentai with Ki84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 32000 and 42000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes 87th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 38440. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes 260th Sentai with Ki44IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling) 1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 36740. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
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