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03 August 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 8/23/2013 6:02:30 PM   
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03 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! Enemy bombers (140+ medium and 24 heavy) continue to attack 25th Army from high altitude.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is advancing to the east. Additional units of 1st Tank Division are embarked on ships under-way for Chittagong. ETA is 48H.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are advancing to the east. ETA is 72H.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio.
2nd Army: Southern Expeditionary Army's reserve force (24th and 25th Division) is at Singapore.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: on raid mission until 7 August.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force from 7 August.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) at Singapore.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) near Rangoon.
dai-15 Suiraisentai: at Singapore.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: at Rangoon.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: Imphal and Silchar airfields were attacked - no enemy fighters in the air.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged over Silchar


Enemy aircraft
Lysander II: 9 damaged, 1 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 22 damaged, 2 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged, 1 destroyed on ground
Hurricane IIc Trop: 11 damaged, 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-4 Wildcat: 5 damaged, 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged, 1 destroyed by flak


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN Conquest of Ceylon (2nd Army)
INMON SAKUSEN Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
120+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - will concentrate east of Changtei at 81,49:

11th Army units, Assault Value = 976:
13th Division
40th Division
58th Infantry Brigade
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Enemy units, Assault Value = 1422:
2nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps


13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha: will move three divisions into Changsha.
23rd Army: refitting at Canton.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): fighter sweep over Changsha airfield - no enemy fighters in the air.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoint is Port Moresby (80+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted IVO Hokkaido.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines spotted west of Rangoon.
Submarines spotted near Hokkaido.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
RED: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AMC (23 JULY), 1 AK (24 JULY), 1 DD (27 JULY).
GREEN: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: NIL
AMBER:3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 PB (01 AUGUST)
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchuko to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Note: (1.) all operations of smaller convoys will cease (when necessary missions are completed). Only larger convoys and fast transports will be utilized until return of AMBER status. The main problem is that the enemy is operating search aircraft from Port Blair while a group of enemy submarines is concentrated in the waters between the Andaman islands and the mainland.

Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.


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04 August 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 8/24/2013 5:39:09 AM   
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04 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! Enemy bombers (110+ medium) continue to attack 25th Army from high altitude.
Enemy has moved an armour regiment to NE Silchar (10th Division).
Enemy moved 7th Armour Brigade NE to Imphal (away from 4th Division).

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is advancing to the east. Additional units of 1st Tank Division are embarked on ships under-way for Chittagong. ETA is 24H.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are advancing to the east. ETA is 48H.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio.
2nd Army: Southern Expeditionary Army's reserve force (24th and 25th Division) is at Singapore.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: on raid mission until 7 August.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force from 7 August.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) at Singapore.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) near Rangoon.
dai-15 Suiraisentai: at Singapore.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: at Rangoon.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: Jessore and Silchar airfields were attacked - many enemy fighters encountered over Silchar.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 destroyed, 9 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 6 destroyed


Enemy aircraft
Blenheim IV: 5 destroyed, 22 damaged, on ground
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged, on ground
Fulmar II: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged, on ground
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Kittyhawk IA: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged, on ground
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN Conquest of Ceylon (2nd Army)
INMON SAKUSEN Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
70+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - will concentrate east of Changtei at 81,49:
13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha: will move three divisions into Changsha.
23rd Army: refitting at Canton.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): Changteh airfield was attacked and damaged.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at Noumea
Radio transmissions detected at Brisbane. Note: most likely the location of damaged CV Yorktown.
Enemy strongpoint is Port Moresby (80+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted IVO Hokkaido.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines spotted west of Rangoon.
Submarines spotted near Hokkaido.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER:[ 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (24 JULY), 1 DD (27 JULY).
GREEN: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: NIL
AMBER:3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 PB (01 AUGUST)
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchuko to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.


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05 August 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 8/24/2013 11:21:49 PM   
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05 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! Enemy bombers (105+ medium) continue to attack 25th Army from high altitude.
ALERT! 36 heavy bombers (B-17E) attacked Mandalay airfield. Note: due to bad weather none of the LR CAP (Ki-45 Toryu) from Magwe flew in support.
ALERT! TF spotted by air recce SE Aru island (NE Darwin). Note: 3rd Fleet and KB2 alerted.
ALERT! PT-boats are spotted by air recce near Jaffa, Ceylon. Note: are they passing through or part of the Ceylon defence?

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress. Note: the initial attack will be launched in 48H at Silchar.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is advancing to the east. Additional units of 1st Tank Division are disembarking at Chittagong.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are advancing to the east. ETA is 24H.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal. made a recce in force:

Attacking Japanese force 10349 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 406, adjusted assault: 320
Defending enemy force 4869 troops, 88 guns, 132 vehicles, Assault Value = 184, adjusted defense: 166, terrain(+), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 Note: close to 2-1.

Assaulting units: 4th Division
Japanese ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Defending enemy units:
42nd Cavalry Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade

Enemy ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)


15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio.
2nd Army: Southern Expeditionary Army's reserve force (24th and 25th Division) is at Singapore.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: on raid mission until 7 August.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force from 7 August.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) at Singapore.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) near Rangoon.
dai-15 Suiraisentai: at Singapore.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: at Rangoon.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: bad weather prevented attack against Rangpur airfield. Enemy attacked Mandalay airfield.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged, on ground
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed on ground


Enemy aircraft
B-17E Fortress: 9 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged, by flak


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN Conquest of Ceylon (2nd Army)
INMON SAKUSEN Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
65+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - will concentrate east of Changtei at 81,49:
13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha: will move three divisions into Changsha.
23rd Army: refitting at Canton.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): training.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Air activities in the Hawaii area.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoint is Port Moresby (80+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.
xAKL Korei Maru was attacked by dutch submarine O21 on the surface near NE Borneo. The submarine was repeatedly hit by the ship´s deck gun and forced to crash-dive.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER:[ 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 DD (27 JULY).
GREEN: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: NIL
AMBER:3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 PB (01 AUGUST)
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchuko to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
In 24H one new CL and two rebuilt CLAA will be commissioned. They will head to Singapore to participate in INMON SAKUSEN Plan C.




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06 August 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 8/25/2013 11:17:31 PM   
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06 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! Enemy bombers (100+ medium) continue to attack 25th Army from high altitude.
ALERT! 30 heavy bombers (B-17E) attacked Mandalay airfield again.
ALERT! TF spotted yesterday by air recce SE Aru island (NE Darwin) is likely to have moved south. Note: 3rd Fleet and KB2 alerted.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress. Note: the initial attack will be launched in 24H at Silchar.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is advancing to the east. 1st Tank Division will be ready for combat in five days.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal: made another recce in force:

Ground combat at 59,41 (near Imphal) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking Japanese force 10051 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 376, adjusted assault: 148, leaders(-). Note: the enemy might have a Corps HQ at Imphal (III Indian?).
Defending force 4750 troops, 88 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 164, adjusted defense: 826, terrain(+)
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 5

Assaulting units: 4th Division

Japanese ground losses:
430 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Defending units:
42nd Cavalry Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade

Allied ground losses:
137 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio.
2nd Army: Southern Expeditionary Army's reserve force (24th and 25th Division) is at Singapore. Warning order issued to begin embarking for INMON SAKUSEN C in 48H.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: on raid mission until 7 August.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force from 7 August.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) at Singapore.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) near Rangoon.
dai-15 Suiraisentai: at Singapore.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: at Rangoon.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: very skilful enemy CAP over Silchar. Enemy attacked Mandalay airfield again but was intercepted.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 6 destroyed
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 destroyed, 13 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 2 destroyed on ground


Enemy aircraft
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 15 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 5 damaged, by flak


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations over Silchar. Mandalay airfield has been reinforced with a sentai Ki-45 Toryu (Dragonslayer)

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN Conquest of Ceylon (2nd Army)
INMON SAKUSEN Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
120+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.
Enemy is also moving ground units SW from Chungking and around Sian.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - will concentrate east of Changtei at 81,49:
13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha: will move three divisions into Changsha.
23rd Army: will move to position SE Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): Changteh airfield was attacked and damaged.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Air activities in the Hawaii area.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! ships spotted by air recce west of Torres strait - heading south/southeast.
Enemy strongpoint is Port Moresby (80+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER:[ 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 DD (27 JULY).
GREEN: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: NIL
AMBER:3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 PB (01 AUGUST)
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchuko to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.








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07 August 1942 - FLASH REPORT - 8/26/2013 11:42:42 PM   
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DATE: 07 AUGUST 1942

FROM: SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

TO: GHQ

TEXT:
HUGE AIR BATTLE OVER SILCHAR. GENERAL GROUND ATTACK LAUNCHED AT SILCHAR.







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07 August 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 8/27/2013 9:32:20 PM   
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07 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! Massive air battle over Silchar. Heavy losses to 5th Air Division.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress. The initial attack at Silchar:

Attacking Japanese force 73215 troops, 942 guns, 724 vehicles, Assault Value = 2649, adjusted assault: 1513
Defending enemy force 33051 troops, 622 guns, 562 vehicles, Assault Value = 949, adjusted defense: 2121, terrain(+), leaders(+)
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

Assaulting units:
25th Army
22nd Recon Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
38th Division
5th Recon Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
9th Division
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
20th AA Regiment
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
35th Field AA Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
5th Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
25th Field AA Machinecannon Company
56th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
35th Fld AA Gun Co

Japanese ground losses:
6074 casualties reported
Squads: 83 destroyed, 332 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 67 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 68 disabled
Guns lost 61 (7 destroyed, 54 disabled)
Vehicles lost 105 (7 destroyed, 98 disabled)


Defending units:
26th Indian/C Division
26th Indian/B Division
26th Indian/A Division
16th British Brigade
27th US Infantry Division
14th British Brigade
I Aus Corps Engr Bn /1
India Command
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
1st NW Frontier Base Force
2/11th Field Regiment
1st Bengal Base Force
77th Heavy AA Regiment
216th Coast AA Regiment
33rd Aviation Base Force /1

Enemy ground losses:
1671 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 230 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 69 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 49 (3 destroyed, 46 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Note: enemy is flying troops (support force and engineers) into the pocket.
Enemy's and own reinforcements is calculated below (by 2nd Area Army):
Three days: 1 infantry regiment, 1 tank regiment vs. 1 armoured brigade
Six days: 1 infantry regiment vs. 1 tank regiment
Nine days: 1 tank division vs. 1 tank brigade
Twelve days: 1 infantry division vs. 1 brigade
Fourteen days: enemy shall surrender.


16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar. 1st Tank Division will be ready for combat in 5 days.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.

15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio.
2nd Army: Southern Expeditionary Army's reserve force (24th and 25th Division) is at Singapore. Warning order issued to begin embarking for INMON SAKUSEN CE in 24H.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: at Singapore.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) at Singapore.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) near Rangoon.
dai-15 Suiraisentai: at Singapore.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: at Rangoon.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: very heavy enemy CAP over Silchar. 100+ fighters from 3rd Air Division and 21st Air Flotilla with orders to sweep the sky over Silchar were unable to take off due to bad weather.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 13 destroyed


Enemy aircraft
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed
Martlet II: 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
Silchar airfield: Airbase hits 5, Runway hits 18


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.
The debacle over Silchar indicates that fighter sweeps is necessary to remove enemy CAP over Silchar IOT allow interdiction of enemy ground forces. 100 Fighters from 3rd Air Division will make massive sweeps in 72H.
The following enemy air units were identified operating over Silchar by radio intercepts:

8th PG/35th PS/A with P-39D Airacobra
8th PG/36th PS/C with P-39D Airacobra
No.803 Sqn FAA with Fulmar II
No.888 Sqn FAA with Martlet II
VMF-111 with F4F-4 Wildcat
VMF-112 with F4F-4 Wildcat
VMO-251 with F4F-3 Wildcat
1-Vl.G.IV with P-40E Warhawk
No.14 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk I
No.111 Sqn RCAF with Kittyhawk I
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IA
51st FG/16th FS with P-40E Warhawk
54th FG/42nd FS with P-39D Airacobra
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40E Warhawk
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40E Warhawk


Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN CE Conquest of Ceylon (2nd Army)
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
120+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.
Enemy is also moving ground units SW from Chungking and around Sian.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - will concentrate east of Changtei at 81,49:
13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): Hengyang airfield was attacked and severely damaged.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! ships spotted by air recce west of Torres strait - heading south/southeast.
One AVP reported sunk by I-10.
Enemy strongpoint is Port Moresby (80+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER:[ 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 DD (27 JULY), 1 AK (07 August).
GREEN: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: NIL
AMBER:3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 PB (01 AUGUST)
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchuko to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.




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08 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is moving up reinforcements NE Imphal.
A small convoy seem to have arrived in Darwin (eight ships spotted in harbour).

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar. 1st Tank Division will be re-organized in 5 days.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal. Launched another recce in force:

Ground combat at 59,41 (near Imphal) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 9836 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 355, adjusted assault: 142, leaders(+), leaders(-)
Defending force 5377 troops, 96 guns, 137 vehicles, Assault Value = 192, adjusted defense: 325, terrain(+), op mode(-), leaders(+), fatigue(-), morale(-)
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

Assaulting units: 4th Division

Japanese ground losses:
411 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Defending units:
1st Gloucestershire Battalion Note: this bn arrived the same day.
42nd Cavalry Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade

Enemy ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)


15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio.
2nd Army: Southern Expeditionary Army's reserve force (24th and 25th Division) is at Singapore. Embarkation for INMON SAKUSEN CE will begin in 24H.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: at Singapore.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) at Singapore.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) near Rangoon.
dai-15 Suiraisentai: at Singapore.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: at Rangoon.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: 4th Division was supported.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
NIL


Enemy aircraft
NIL


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN CE Conquest of Ceylon (2nd Army)
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
120+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.
Enemy is also moving ground units SW from Chungking and around Sian.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - will concentrate east of Changtei at 81,49:

11th Army: Assault Value = 992
40th Division
13th Division
58th Infantry Brigade
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Enemy units: Assault Value = 1654
32nd Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps


13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): training.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoint is Port Moresby (80+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
GREEN: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: NIL
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 PB (01 AUGUST)
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchuko to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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09 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar. 1st Tank Division will be re-organized in 4 days.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar and launched a flank attack into enemy formations heading SW to Silchar:

Ground combat at 60,38 (near Silchar) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 25531 troops, 300 guns, 499 vehicles, Assault Value = 955, adjusted assault: 633
Defending enemy force 17352 troops, 238 guns, 549 vehicles, Assault Value = 668, adjusted defense: 487, terrain(+), op mode(-), leaders(+), experience(-)
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

Assaulting units:
10th Division
24th Infantry Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
2nd Engineer Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
10th Mortar Battalion

Japanese ground losses:
1372 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 153 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 37 (2 destroyed, 35 disabled)

Defending enemy units:
IV Indian Corps
20th Indian Division
267th Armoured Brigade
2/9th Armoured Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
63rd Indian Brigade
217th Coast AA Regiment

Enemy ground losses:
1311 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 57 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 43 (3 destroyed, 40 disabled)
Vehicles lost 98 (17 destroyed, 81 disabled)


21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio.

ACTIVATED INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th and 25th Division will depart in 24H from Singapore.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: 10th Division was supported.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
NIL


Enemy aircraft
NIL


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! enemy moved 50 fighters to Sian.
80+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.
Enemy is also moving ground units SW from Chungking and around Sian.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - will concentrate east of Changtei at 81,49:

11th Army: Assault Value = 993
Enemy units: Assault Value = 1869

13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): training.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
One AM sunk by I-4 outside San Francisco (Convoy heading NW).

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (45+ fighters) and Horn island (25+ fighters).
Activities (likely reinforcements) at Noumea and Luganville.

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
GREEN: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: NIL
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 PB (01 AUGUST)
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchuko to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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10 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar.
The 19th Indian Division was reported initially at Tezpur and then later, during the same day, at NE Silchar. Note: on railroad?

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN: (see SITMAP below)
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress. The second attack was launched at Silchar:

Ground combat at Silchar (59,39) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 73333 troops, 961 guns, 719 vehicles, Assault Value = 2457, adjusted assault: 1379
Defending force 35020 troops, 651 guns, 786 vehicles, Assault Value = 955, adjusted defense: 2093, terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+)
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)

Assaulting units:
55th Infantry Regiment - Note: this regiment is combat-ineffective.
9th Division
8th Tank Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
38th Division
113th Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
5th Recon Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
15th Ind. Engineer Regiment
20th AA Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
26th Fld AA Gun Co
35th Fld AA Gun Co
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
31st Air Defense AA Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
25th Army
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Ind.AA Gun Co
31st Field AA Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.AA Gun Co
31st Air Defense AA Battalion
35th Field AA Battalion
25th Field AA Machinecannon Company
31st Ind.AA Gun Co

Japanese ground losses:
5717 casualties reported
Squads: 101 destroyed, 311 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 34 disabled
Guns lost 59 (13 destroyed, 46 disabled)
Vehicles lost 53 (3 destroyed, 50 disabled)

Defending units:
7th Armoured Brigade
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
26th Indian/B Division
26th Indian/A Division
26th Indian/C Division
14th British Brigade
27th Infantry Division
16th British Brigade
2/1 AIF Pioneer Bn /1
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
India Command
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
1st Bengal Base Force
33rd Aviation Base Force
1st NW Frontier Base Force
216th Coast AA Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment

Enemy ground losses:
912 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 115 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 56 disabled
Guns lost 52 (5 destroyed, 47 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (3 destroyed, 18 disabled)


16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar. 1st Tank Division will be re-organized in 3 days.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th and 25th Division are under-way.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: Tezpur airfield was attacked and damaged.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak


Enemy aircraft
Lysander II: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged on ground
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed, 13 damaged on ground


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
120+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.
Enemy is also moving ground units SW from Chungking and around Sian.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - is concentrating east of Changtei at 81,49:

11th Army: Assault Value = 992
Enemy units: Assault Value = 1872

13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): attacked and damaged Changsha airfield.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Three TFs at Pearl Harbor. Note: most likely a CL/DD TF and one transportation TF.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (45+ fighters) and Horn island (25+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
GREEN: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: NIL
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 PB (01 AUGUST)
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchuko to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.







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11 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! enemy made a major air attack against Chittagong airbase - severe damage reported. Note: see below.
ALERT! the US 41st Infantry Division is identified at Imphal.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar.
Note: above events and their impacts on operations will be analysed at the next GHQ staff conference on 20 August.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN: (see SITMAP below)
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar. 1st Tank Division will be re-organized in 2 days.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.

Another flank attack was launched: Ground combat at 60,38 (near Silchar) - Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24505 troops, 299 guns, 497 vehicles, Assault Value = 849, adjusted assault: 254
Defending force 25665 troops, 411 guns, 735 vehicles, Assault Value = 814, adjusted defense: 1511, terrain(+), leaders(+)
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 5

Assaulting units:
6th Tank Regiment
10th Division
2nd Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
10th Tank Regiment
10th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
10th Mortar Battalion

Japanese ground losses:
1040 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 76 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Vehicles lost 106 (48 destroyed, 58 disabled) Note: one tank regiment is combat ineffective.

Defending units:
150th RAC Regiment
20th Indian Division
19th Indian Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
2/9th Armoured Regiment
267th Armoured Brigade
63rd Indian Brigade
217th Coast AA Regiment
78th Coast AA Regiment
IV Indian Corps
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Enemy ground losses:
570 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 72 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 26 (1 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Vehicles lost 50 (13 destroyed, 37 disabled)


21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th and 25th Division are under-way.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: support was provided to 17th Army flank attack. A major enemy attack caused severe damage to Chittagong airfield, which is no longer operational. Enemy high-altitude fighter sweeps took heavy losses but cleared the CAP by 21st Air Flotilla and then 48 heavy bombers (B-17E) suddenly appeared at low level (6,000 feet) in clear weather and destroyed the parked aircraft of one Fighter-sentai as well as the airfield itself and the service areas. Own AAA was reportedly ineffective. All fighter-units have been ordered to nearby Dacca (level 4 airfield). Despite heavy losses in airframes only two pilots are KIA and two are WIA in the entire 3rd Air Army area.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed (incl 1 destroyed on ground).
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 27 destroyed on ground Note: the 64th Sentai.
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed on ground


Enemy aircraft
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 4 destroyed


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be defensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
80+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.
Enemy is also moving ground units SW from Chungking and around Sian.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - is concentrating east of Changtei at 81,49:

11th Army: Assault Value = 992
Enemy units: Assault Value = 1872

13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): attacked and damaged Hengyang airfield.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! enemy TF spotted by air search north of Baker island. Note: most likely a CL/DD hunting SAG.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (60+ fighters) and Horn island (25+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.
Submarines spotted north of Truk.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
GREEN: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: NIL
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 PB (01 AUGUST), 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
New ships: 1 DD (Akizuki-class), 1 submarine.



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12 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! enemy continue air attacks with 48 heavy bombers (B-17E) against Chittagong airbase. Note: no own aircraft present.
Enemy attack units at Silchar with 50+ medium bombers (B-26).
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar.


Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN: (see SITMAP below)
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar. 1st Tank Division will be re-organized in 24H.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio. Has received warning order to regroup and then advance toward Imphal from the SW.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th and 25th Division are under-way. Enemy air search and subs have now spotted TFs. Note: location is west of Port Blair.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: bad weather prevented air attacks against Imphal.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
NIL.


Enemy aircraft
NIL.


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be defensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
80+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements toward 11th Army from Changsha.
Enemy is also moving ground units SW from Chungking and around Sian.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan. ETA is 9 days.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - is concentrating east of Changtei at 81,49:

11th Army: Assault Value = 1000
Enemy units: Assault Value = 1877

13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): attacked and damaged Changteh airfield.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (60+ fighters) and Horn island (25+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.
Submarines spotted north of Truk.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
AMBER: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: 1 AK (12 August).
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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13 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! enemy launch air attacks with 48 heavy bombers (B-17E) against Dacca airbase.
Enemy attack units at Silchar with 60+ medium bombers.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar.
20+ enemy submarines are active SE Ceylon.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress. The third attack against Silchar was launched: Note: enemy is losing.

Ground combat at Silchar (59,39) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 74695 troops, 970 guns, 818 vehicles, Assault Value = 2397, adjusted assault: 1193
Defending force 34002 troops, 648 guns, 783 vehicles, Assault Value = 804, adjusted defense: 1809, terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-)
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

Japanese ground losses:
3237 casualties reported
Squads: 22 destroyed, 453 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 53 disabled
Vehicles lost 74 (7 destroyed, 67 disabled)

Enemy ground losses:
1461 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 205 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 57 (4 destroyed, 53 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)


16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 19th and 38th) IVO Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar. 1st Tank Division will advance to Silchar. ETA is 72H.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio. Will advance toward Imphal from the SW with the 33rd Division.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th and 25th Division are under-way. Note: location is northwest of Port Blair. Enemy has reacted by moving every submarine in area toward the landing force and KB1.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: Ledo airfield was attacked. Many enemy transport aircraft destroyed. Air battle over Dacca.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged, on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 7 destroyed, 21 damaged, on ground
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-15-II Babs: 1 destroyed on ground


Enemy aircraft
C-47 Skytrain: 10 destroyed, 94 damaged, on ground
DC-3: 2 destroyed, 12 damaged, on ground
L-18 Lodestar: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged, on ground
Mohawk IV: 1 damaged
DC-2: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged, on ground
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged, by flak
Blenheim IV: 11 damaged by flak
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
B-17E Fortress: 9 damaged


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be defensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
80+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy launched several artillery bombardments against North China Army.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan. ETA is 8 days.
11th Army: conducting mopping-up operations around Ichang - will finish concentrating east of Changtei at 81,49 in 24H:

11th Army: Assault Value = 1000
Enemy units: Assault Value = 1877

13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): training.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at Brisbane. Note: it is likely that enemy aircraft carrier are here due to the amount of reported aircraft radio intercepts.
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (60+ fighters) and Horn island (25+ fighters).

Current op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.
Submarines spotted north of Truk.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
AMBER: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: 1 AK (12 August), 1 TK damaged (13 August).
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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14 August 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 9/7/2013 1:22:55 PM   
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14 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy attacked logistical units NW Silchar with 60+ medium bombers.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar. However, there are also indications that units are moving away from Silchar (to Imphal).
20+ enemy submarines are active SE Ceylon.
KB1 recce aircraft reports of an enemy ground formation in central Ceylon.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Two divisions (9th and 38th) at Silchar. 19th Division SW Tezpur. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar. 1st Tank Division will advance to Silchar. ETA is 48H. 19th Division has received warning order to move to Silchar.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 52nd and 53rd Divisions are in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar. 52nd Division has received order to take over the position of 19th Division.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio. Will advance to Imphal from the SW with the 33rd Division.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th and 25th Division are under-way. Note: location is southeast of Ceylon. Enemy has reacted by moving 20+ submarines to attack the landing force and KB1. Initial landing will begin in 24H. Note: no reports of any enemy air or major naval concentrations near Ceylon.

Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: Jessore and Tezpur airfields were attacked - no enemy fighters present.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged


Enemy aircraft
Lysander II: 3 damaged
Blenheim IV: 4 damaged


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be defensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
100+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy launched several artillery bombardments against North China Army.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan. ETA is 7 days.
11th Army: east of Changtei (at 81,49): will begin initial artillery bombardments in 24H.
13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): attacked and damaged the airfield at Kweilin.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! enemy recce aircraft over Truk. Note: most likely flying from Port Moresby.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (60+ fighters) and Horn island (25+ fighters).

Current op:
Major submarine patrol area is Brisbane-Noumea.
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.
Submarines spotted north of Truk.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
AMBER: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: 1 AK (12 August), 1 TK damaged (13 August).
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.




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15 August 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 9/7/2013 4:58:02 PM   
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15 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar from the NE and the SE. However, there are also indications that units are moving away from Silchar to Imphal.
20+ enemy submarines are active SE Ceylon.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Two divisions (9th and 38th) at Silchar. 19th Division SW Tezpur. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar. 1st Tank Division will reach Silchar in 24H. 19th Division has been ordered to move to Silchar.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 53rd Division is in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 52nd Division is moving to defensive position SW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio. Will advance to Imphal from the SW with the 33rd Division.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th Division landed at Jaffna. 25th Division is the floating reserve. One AMC was severely damaged, one AK and one DD were medium damaged, due to enemy coastal artillery (6 inch guns). Trincomalee and Madras were bombarded. The 24th Division is disrupted and the first attack will be postponed by 24H. Several enemy search aircraft were shot down by fighters from KB1.

Ground combat at Jaffna (31,45) - enemy Bombardment attack
Attacking force 915 troops, 10 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 47
Defending force 10034 troops, 96 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 237

Enemy units:
3/4 Ghurka Rifles Battalion
109th RN Base Force


Own units:
24th Div /1 Note: the rest of the division and more supplies will be landed in 24h.
54th JNAF AF Unit

Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: bad weather prevented most air activities.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
NIL


Enemy aircraft
NIL


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be defensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
100+ fighters at Chungking.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan. ETA is 6 days.
11th Army: east of Changtei (at 81,49): initial artillery bombardments commenced.

Ground combat at 81,49 (near Changteh) - Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 54417 troops, 536 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 1980
Defending force 47637 troops, 321 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1877

Assaulting units:
34th Division
13th Division
3rd Division
40th Division
13th Tank Regiment
58th Infantry Brigade
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion

Defending units:
58th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps


13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): attacked and damaged the airfield at Changteh.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (60+ fighters) and Horn island (25+ fighters).

Current op:
Major submarine patrol area is Brisbane-Noumea.
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines spotted west of Rangoon and west of Victoria point.
Submarines spotted north of Truk.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
AMBER: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: 1 AK (12 August), 1 TK (13 August).
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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16 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar from the NE and the SE. However, there are also indications that units are moving away from Silchar to Imphal.
70+ medium bombers attacked 25th Army at Silchar. Note: flying at high altitude (13,000 feet).
20+ enemy submarines are active E Ceylon. Several PT-boats appeared near Jaffna. Enemy ground reinforcements (one Australian armour regiment) arrived at Jaffna as well.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 38th and 1st Tank) at Silchar. 19th Division is SW Tezpur and moving towards Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 53rd Division is in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 52nd Division is moving to defensive position SW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio. Will advance to Imphal from the SW with the 33rd Division.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th Division is at Jaffna. 25th Division is the floating reserve. One enemy PT-boat sunk. Own losses are two AKs sunk (one by PT-boats, one by coastal artillery). The 24th Division will shock attack in 24H. Note: it is 2nd Army's intention to begin landing the rest of the army in 48H.

Ground combat at Jaffna (31,45) - enemy Bombardment attack
Attacking force 895 troops, 10 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 103
Defending force 11379 troops, 131 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 274

Enemy units:
2/8th Armoured Regiment
3/4 Ghurka Rifles Battalion
109th RN Base Force


Defending units:
24th Division
54th JNAF AF Unit

Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force. Warning order to deploy in 48H.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: Imphal airfield and ground units were attacked.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
NIL


Enemy aircraft
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 9 damaged by flak
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged by flak


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be defensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
100+ fighters at Chungking.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan. ETA is 5 days.
11th Army: east of Changtei (at 81,49):

11th Army Assault Value = 1971
Enemy force 57639 troops, 359 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2294

13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): attacked and damaged the airfield at Hengyang.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! I-173 observes SBD-3 Dauntless at 93,140 near Cairns. Note: is this enemy carriers heading north? KB2 alerted.
Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at Brisbane, Noumea and Sydney. Note: it is clear that the enemy is concentrating the fleet in this area. Many ships and aircraft are located at Brisbane.
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (60+ fighters) and Horn island (25+ fighters).

Current op:
Major submarine patrol area is Brisbane-Noumea.
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Major concentration of enemy submarines near Ceylon.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
AMBER: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: 1 AK (12 August), 1 TK (13 August).
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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DATE: 17 AUGUST 1942

FROM: I-7

TO: SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET

TEXT:
MANY ENEMY SHIPS INCLUDING ONE AIRCRAFT CARRIER SIGHTED AT BRISBANE.







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17 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar from the NE and the SE. However, there are also indications that units are moving away from Silchar to Imphal.
70+ medium bombers again attacked 25th Army at Silchar. Note: flying at high altitude (15,000 feet).
20+ enemy submarines are active E Ceylon.
40+ heavy bombers (B-17E) attacked the 24th division at Jaffna.

Current op:
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress. The fourth attack was made against Silchar:

Ground combat at Silchar (59,39) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 73549 troops, 1023 guns, 1133 vehicles, Assault Value = 2492, adjusted assault: 1381
Defending force 33168 troops, 646 guns, 786 vehicles, Assault Value = 668, adjusted defense: 2293, terrain(+), leaders(+)
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

Japanese ground losses:
1807 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 264 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 26 disabled
Guns lost 38 (1 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Vehicles lost 127 (48 destroyed, 79 disabled)

Defending enemy units:
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
26th Indian/B Division
14th British Brigade
2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion
27th Infantry Division
7th Armoured Brigade
16th British Brigade
26th Indian/A Division
26th Indian/C Division
33rd Aviation Base Force
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
216th Coast AA Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
India Command
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Bengal Base Force
1st NW Frontier Base Force
77th Heavy AA Regiment

Enemy ground losses:
1700 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 84 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 34 (6 destroyed, 28 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)


16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 38th and 1st Tank) at Silchar. 19th Division is SW Tezpur and moving towards Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 53rd Division is in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 52nd Division is SW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio. Will advance to Imphal from the SW with the 33rd Division.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th Division is at Jaffna. 25th Division will land in 24H. The 24th Division shock attacked:

Ground combat at Jaffna (31,45) - Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 10639 troops, 121 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 271, adjusted assault: 138, shock(+)
Defending force 3029 troops, 39 guns, 105 vehicles, Assault Value = 104, adjusted defense: 291, terrain(+), forts(+), op mode(-), leaders(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

Assaulting unit: 24th Division

Japanese ground losses:
740 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Defending units:
2/8th Armoured Regiment
3/4 Ghurka Rifles Battalion
109th RN Base Force

Enemy ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE. Air battle over Jaffna - losses:

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged


Enemy aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 destroyed
Martlet II: 1 destroyed
Hurricane I Trop: 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed


KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force. The warning order to deploy in 24H is cancelled.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: Silchar was attacked with two fighter sentai.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 9 destroyed


Enemy aircraft
Kittyhawk I: 2 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 5 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 7 destroyed


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
100+ fighters at Chungking.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan. ETA is 4 days.
11th Army: east of Changtei (at 81,49):

11th Army Assault Value = 1973
Enemy force 57639 troops, 359 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2292

13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): again attacked and damaged the airfield at Hengyang.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! I-7 recce aircraft spotted CV at Brisbane.Note: it was expected that the enemy has concentrated his major naval assets in this area.
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (70+ fighters) and Horn island (25+ fighters).

Current op:
Major submarine patrol area is Brisbane-Noumea: I-122 sank one Canadian KV SE Brisbane.
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Major concentration of enemy submarines near Ceylon.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
AMBER: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: 1 AK (07 August).
AMBER: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: 1 AK (12 August), 1 TK (13 August).
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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18 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar from the NE and the SE. 23rd British Brigade and 254th Armoured Brigade arrived today. However, there are also indications that units are moving away from Silchar to Imphal. Furthermore, enemy has withdrawn all remaining fighters from Silchar.
20+ enemy submarines are active E Ceylon.
40+ heavy bombers (B-17E) again attacked the 24th division at Jaffna. One Indian infantry brigade and one additional armour regiment arrived in Jaffna as well. Note: railway-tp?
At Darwin, enemy fighter strength increased to 120+.

Current op:
GHQ staff conference is scheduled for 20 August.
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 38th and 1st Tank) at Silchar. 19th Division is SW Tezpur and moving towards Silchar. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 53rd Division is in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 52nd Division is SW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio. Will advance to Imphal from the SW with the 33rd Division.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th Division is at Jaffna. 25th Division and other units are landing for the next 24H.
The assault will be made in 72H.
Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE. Air battle over Jaffna - losses:

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed


Enemy aircraft
B-17E Fortress: 2 destroyed, 23 damaged


KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: bad weather prevented air operations. Chittagong airfield is now operational again.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
NIL


Enemy aircraft
NIL


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
70+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is reacting to 23rd Army's movements by moving reinforcements from Changsha.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan. ETA is 3 days.
11th Army: in defensive position east of Changtei.
13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): again attacked and damaged the airfield at Hengyang.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (70+ fighters) and Horn island (20+ fighters).

Current op:
Major submarine patrol area is Brisbane-Noumea.
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Major concentration of enemy submarines near Ceylon.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
GREEN: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: NIL.
AMBER: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: 1 AK (12 August), 1 TK (13 August).
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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SITUATION REPORT


1. GENERAL SITUATION
a) map (SITREP)

Attachment: SITMAP (below)

Victory points as of today [since 19 July], (19 June-19 July), ((19 May-19 June)):
JAPAN = 26,231 [+708],(+704), ((+1,070))
ALLIES = 13,803 [+940], (+826), ((+1,825))

Army losses:
JAPAN = 2,055 [+105], (+33), ((+209))
ALLIES = 10,457 [+149], (+357), ((+293))

Aircraft losses:
JAPAN = 3,042 [+517], (+363), ((+514))
ALLIES = 2,951 [+375], (+182), ((+353))

Ship losses:
JAPAN = 2,902 [+151], (+76), ((+515))
ALLIES = 4,997 [+82], (+119), ((+183))

Detailed ship losses:
JAPAN: 1 CVL (Zuiho), 1 CVE (Hosho), 1 CS Mizuho, 6 CA (Takao, Myoko, Suzuya, Kumano, Aoba and Kako), 9 CL and 24 DD.
ALLIES: 2 CV (Lexington and Enterprise), 10 BB (8xPH and PoW and BC Repulse), 5 CA, 20 CL (incl Boise and Honolulu), 60+ DD.


JAPAN VICTORIES:
19 May 1942: capture of Sumatra (Palembang-Djambi) (1)
10 April 1942: landing in Eastern India (Chittagong) (2)
07 April 1942: capture of Palmyra and Xmas island (3)
28 February 1942: occupation of Baker island (4)
03 February 1942: capture of Luzon/Clark Field (5)
16 January 1942: sinking of CV Enterprise and CV Lexington (6)
04 February 1942: capture of Batavia/Java (7)
18 January 1942: capture of Singapore (8)
03 July 1942: capture of Mytikynia (9)


NOTE:
(4) no enemy resistance
(6) KB1 (CV Akagi and Kaga) were damaged = 1,5 month delay in operations - see enemy victories below:


ENEMY VICTORIES:
25 March 1942: invasion defence at Cocos island (1)
12 May 1942: invasion defence at Johnston island (2)
19 May 1942: build up at Canton island (3)
19 May 1942: build up at Port Blair (4)
19 May 1942: build up at Amchitika (5)
12 March to 08 April 1942: defensive operations in China (6)
05 June 1942: 25th Army convoy damaged by enemy carrier aircraft (7)
15 June 1942: CVE Hosho and CS Mizuho sunk NV Perth by enemy carrier aircraft (8)


NOTE:
Own air losses are now for the first time larger than enemy's. Main reason is due to several successful airfield attacks by enemy heavy bombers in Burma/NE India.








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2. PRODUCTION
a) statistics [since 19 July], (19 June-19 July), ((19 May-19 June))

Fuel production: 2,439 [+95], (+60), ((+45))
Fuel storage: 1,566987 [-229,957], (-287,187), ((-347,709))

Oil production: 1,812 [+45], (+24), ((+-0))
Oil storage: 1,992,808 [-231,466], (-163,297), ((-109,708))

Heavy industry: 7,549 [+44], (+76), ((+N/A))
Heavy industry pool: 80,401 [+10,304], (+3,615), ((-N/A))

Supplies: 1,699,689 [-117,845] (+28,377), ((N/A))

Armament pool: 109,499 [+9380] (+7004), ((+N/A))

Aircraft production: 899 [+13], (+65), ((+80))
Aircraft research: 338 [+48], (+-0), ((+49))
Engine production: 1,454 [+53], (+204), ((+143))
Engine research: 329 [+-0], (-56), ((+192))

Naval shipyards: 1,989 [+18], (+2), ((+54))
Merchant shipyards: 772 [+-0], (+-0), ((+-0))

NOTES:
The fuel situation continues to be very serious.
Many refinery facilities are being expanded/repaired. This, together with the on-going general offensive in NE India, costs lost of supplies
.
Production of obsolete aircraft models (Ki-27) have been discontinued IOT save heavy industrial points for later.
Some armaments factories have been temporarily shut down.
Production of submarines slower than 20 knot (RO-class) have been halted.




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3. OPLAN
a) Lines of Operations and Decisive Points

The OPLAN, effective from 20 May, has three Lines of Operations and 13 DPs:



1) Cut SLOC to Australia: West and East
IOT delay enemy US naval offensive actions from Australia
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN

DP 1 = Conquer, or deny the use of Cocos island: RED
DP 2 = Conquer, or deny the use of Torres strait: RED
DP 3 = Conquer New Caledonia: RED
DP 9 = Defend Palmyra and Xmas islands: GREEN
DP 10 = INTACT KB with no limitations in fuel: RED



2) Conquer the border area India-Burma
IOT delay an offensive toward Burma and cut supply route to China
INMON SAKUSEN

DP 4 = Defend Rangoon: GREEN
DP 5 = Conquer Mytikynia: GREEN
DP 6 = Conquer Ledo: RED
DP 7 = DEFEAT enemy armies in eastern India: AMBER NOTE: changed from RED.
DP 8 = Conquer, or deny the use of Port Blair: AMBER NOTE: changed from RED.



3) Conquer China
IOT Win
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN

DP 11 = Conquer all oil-producing facilities: RED
DP 12 = Conquer route Hanoi - Hankow: RED
DP 13 = Conquer, or deny the use of all air bases: AMBER


Legend
RED = No or hardly any progress at all (0-19%)
AMBER = Notable progress (20-99%)
GREEN = Completed (100%)



NOTES:
DP 7 is AMBER due to progress of general offensive by 2nd Area Army.
DP 8 is AMBER due to landing operation on Ceylon.
DP 10 is still RED due to restriction of KB2 (Southern Army Reserve). This DP is expected to become AMBER at next monthly report due to KB2 being released from reserve task.
A recurrent staff conference will be held at GHQ on 20 August regarding the synchronisation of the three planned and on-going operations.








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19 August 1942



SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! enemy made at major air attack against shipping unloading at Jaffna. CVE Taiyo and 6-8 empty transports were sunk. See air losses below.
ALERT! enemy moved back fighters to Silchar resulting in another air battle. See air losses below.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar from the NE and the SE. However, there are also indications that units are moving away from Silchar to Imphal.
20+ enemy submarines are active E Ceylon: S-41 was sunk SE Ceylon by I-9.
At Darwin, enemy fighter strength is estimated at 130+.

Current op:
GHQ staff conference is scheduled for 20 August.
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress. The fifth attack was launched against Silchar:

Ground combat at Silchar (59,39) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 76707 troops, 1074 guns, 986 vehicles, Assault Value = 2290, adjusted assault: 1139
Defending force 35283 troops, 697 guns, 951 vehicles, Assault Value = 833, adjusted defense: 1847, terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-)
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

Japanese ground losses:
5041 casualties reported
Squads: 93 destroyed, 284 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 57 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Vehicles lost 22 (3 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Enemy units:
16th British Brigade
14th British Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
26th Indian/B Division
7th Armoured Brigade
27th Infantry Division
23rd British Brigade
26th Indian/A Division
26th Indian/C Division
216th Coast AA Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
33rd Aviation Base Force
1st NW Frontier Base Force
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
India Command
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
1st Bengal Base Force
77th Heavy AA Regiment
I Aus Corps Engr Bn /1

Enemy ground losses:
1489 casualties reported
Squads: 95 destroyed, 93 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 86 (26 destroyed, 60 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (2 destroyed, 22 disabled)


16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 38th and 1st Tank) at Silchar. 19th Division is moving towards Silchar, ETA is 48H. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 53rd Division is in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 52nd Division is SW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio. Will advance to Imphal from the SW with the 33rd Division.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th and 25th Divisions are at Jaffna. 12th Division has been ordered by Southern Army to reinforce 2nd Army. The 12th Division will depart from Fusan to Singapore in 24h.
The assault against Jaffna will be made in 48H.
Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE. Air battle over Jaffna - air losses:

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero: 7 destroyed
A6M2-N Rufe: 4 destroyed


Enemy aircraft
Albacore I: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 10 destroyed
Kittyhawk IA: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Sea Hurricane Ib: 2 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
Swordfish I: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed by flak


KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: Silchar airfield was attacked.

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 10 destroyed
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged


Enemy aircraft
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed
Kittyhawk I: 2 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 3 destroyed


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
70+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is reacting to 23rd Army's movements by moving reinforcements from Changsha to west of Henyang.
Enemy is moving about five units toward Mongol army.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan. ETA is 2 days.
11th Army: in defensive position east of Changtei.
13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): again attacked and damaged the airfield at Hengyang.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (70+ fighters) and Horn island (20+ fighters).

Current op:
Major submarine patrol area is Brisbane-Noumea.
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! one enemy surface TG was discovered by aircraft east of Baker island.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Major concentration of enemy submarines near Ceylon.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
GREEN: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: NIL.
AMBER: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: 1 AK (12 August), 1 TK (13 August).
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! enemy made an all-out air attack against remaining shipping unloading at Jaffna. 2 empty transports and 2 old DDs were sunk. See air losses below.
Enemy is moving ground reinforcements to Silchar from the NE and the SE. However, there are also indications that units are moving away from Silchar to Imphal.
Many enemy submarines are active E Ceylon.
At Darwin, enemy fighter strength is estimated at 130+.

Current op:
GHQ staff conference is scheduled for today. See separate post for minutes.
INMON SAKUSEN:
2nd Area Army: Gen. Otozo Yamada is in tactical command of 16th, 17th and 25th Army. General attack is in progress.
16th Army: Three divisions (9th, 38th and 1st Tank) at Silchar. 19th Division is moving towards Silchar, ETA is 24H. 2nd Division is NE of Silchar.
25th Army: Four divisions (IGD, 5th, 56th and 18th) are at Silchar.
17th Army: 53rd Division is in hilly area WSW Tezpur. 52nd Division is SW Tezpur. 10th Division is NE of Silchar.
15th Army: defending Rangoon, Mytikynia and Lashio. Will advance to Imphal from the SW with the 33rd Division.
21st Division: at Imphal.
4th Division: 45 miles SW Imphal.

INMON SAKUSEN CE:
2nd Army: 24th and 25th Divisions are at Jaffna. 12th Division is underway for Singapore.
The assault against Jaffna will be made in 24H.
Combined Fleet:
KB1: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE. Air battle over Jaffna - air losses:

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero: 11 destroyed
(LRCAP)

Enemy aircraft
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed
Martlet II: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed


KB2: Note: Southern Exp. Army reserve force.
dai-2 Senkansentai (Kongo and Haruna) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
dai-1 Senkansentai (Nagato & Mutsu) supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.
2nd Fleet: dai-2 Suiraisentai: supporting INMON SAKUSEN CE.

3rd Air Army: at Rangoon.
21st Air Flotilla, 3rd & 5th Air Division: Silchar airfield was attacked and damaged (no enemy fighters present).

Losses:
Japanese aircraft
NIL


Enemy aircraft
NIL


Note: during next 24H the main effort will be offensive air operations.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN PB Landing at Port Blair (16th Army).
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: re-deployment to China (16th Army).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
20+ fighters at Chungking.
Enemy is reacting to 23rd Army's movements by moving reinforcements from Changsha to west of Henyang.
Enemy is moving six units toward Mongol army.

Current op:
North China Army (1st, Mongol and 12th Armies): Mongol army is advancing west of Yenan. ETA is 24H.
11th Army: in defensive position east of Changtei.
13th Army: in defensive positions SE Changsha, incl. three divisions in Changsha.
23rd Army: is moving to position SW Hengyang. ETA is 48H.
25th Air Flotilla (Canton): again attacked and damaged the airfield at Hengyang.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
CA/DD TF spotted SE Canton island. Note: most likely the same TF that was spotted east of Baker island yesterday.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
ALERT! I-17 reports many enemy ships including several BBs and APAs at Noumea. See separate flash report.
Enemy strongpoints are Port Moresby (70+ fighters) and Horn island (20+ fighters).

Current op:
Major submarine patrol area is Brisbane-Noumea.
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Tulagi.
Buildup of air (lvl 4): Hansa Bay and Kavieng.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval base at: Manus
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN: third phase: Torres Strait



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.



ASW and CONVOY COMMAND

Enemy sitrep:
Major concentration of enemy submarines near Ceylon.

Current ASW op and convoy movements:
GREEN: 1. Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore: Losses: NIL.
AMBER: 2. Singapore to Japan: Losses: 1 AK (12 August), 1 TK (13 August).
AMBER: 3. Borneo to Truk: Losses: 1 AK (11 August).
GREEN: 4. Shanghai/Korea/Manchukuo to Japan: Losses: NIL
GREEN: 5. Karafuto-Hokkaido to Honshu (Japan): Losses: NIL

GREEN = no losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
AMBER = minor losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).
RED = losses due to enemy action (last 10 days).


Planned ASW op:
Deploying ASW-air units to airfields North Borneo - Central Philippines.



ADDITIONAL NOTES
NIL.



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DATE: 20 AUGUST 1942

FROM: I-17

TO: SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET

TEXT:
MANY ENEMY SHIPS INCLUDING BATTLESHIPS SIGHTED AT NOUMEA.







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GHQ STAFF CONFERENCE


1. INMON SAKUSEN

2nd Army’s landing at Ceylon has been costly. Losses so far are CVE Taiyo, 2 old destroyers and about 12 army transports. 2nd Army will launch a major attack IOT capture Jaffna tomorrow. If the attack fails, 2nd Army will await reinforcements (12th Division). However, the enemy is likely to reinforce Ceylon with at least one infantry division. Additional reinforcements are needed.

One successful effect of the Ceylon operation is that the enemy has diverted most of his aircraft assets from NE India to Ceylon. No enemy air-to-ground missions has been directed against 2nd AREA ARMY during the last days. Furthermore, remaining enemy fighter units have taken heavy losses defending Silchar airfield (level 2). Air superiority was today achieved over Silchar.

The Imperial War Council has stressed that it is of the utmost importance that INMON SAKUSEN is successfully concluded. The capture of Silchar-Imphal-Ledo will be a huge success since large number of the enemy’s ground forces will be destroyed. The capture of Ceylon will provide valuable flank protection and early warning if enemy aircraft carriers and/or invasion fleets approaches the area Chittagong-Rangoon-Singapore.

Imperial approval has been given for the transfer of 14th Army from KATSUIRO SAKUSEN to INMON SAKUSEN.

14th Army, GENLT Masao Watanabe
1st Division (reforming on Saipan)
14th Division (elite)
16th Division (-)
48th Division (-)
54th Division (new division undergoing basic training in Osaka area)
65th Brigade

SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY shall decide whether 14th Army is to initially join 2nd AREA ARMY in the attack against Silchar-Ledo, or to be initially used on Ceylon to bring that part of INMON SAKUSEN to a successful conclusion.


2. KATSUIRO SAKUSEN

KATSUIRO SAKUSEN III (Torres strait) is changed to KATSUIRO SAKUSEN IV (TO).
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN III (IN) is the shipping operation regarding the transfer of 14th Army from 4th FLEET to SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONARY ARMY. 14th Army units shall be replaced by garrison and defence units from 31st Army in the 4th FLEET area.
KB2 shall support KATSUIRO SAKUSEN III (IN).
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN III (IN) shall be initiated in 8 days.
KATSUIRO SAKUSEN IV (TO) shall initially be limited to the transfer of the 4th Air Division to Madang in eastern New Guinea.


3. SANGOKU SAKUSEN

This operation has been postponed IOT successfully conclude INMON SAKUSEN.
D-day is 25th December.


END






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