Thanks for the reply, BB. It's great knowing somebody else looked at my ravings here.
That's crazy with the japanese sealift. Sadly, my airforce and surface fleet has not hurt these ships nearly enough. Although, Diamond Harbor's guns and mines sank quite a few, and damaged enough so severely they had to put into port at the freshly captured Diamond Harbor, where my blenheims actually had a chance to sink a few.
I am finding "historical" to be a quaint notion. My big thing is I am going to try to play with some political/ logistical considerations in mind. But, yeah, Japan can do (is doing) whatever it wants.
My mobile force right now is built around 2nd Marine division (still filling out) Those regiments, tanks, engineers, and arty are prepped for Canton and Baker, I think I will try to take those islands as soon as the CVs finish upgrading.
Thanks again for the comments!