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10 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/12/2013 10:11:41 AM   
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10 Mar 1942



SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Sumatra: additional units are on the move toward the west from Djambi.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: 1st Torpedo Flottila (CL Natori, 6 DD) supports landning of IJNAF base unit on Xmas island (IO) in 24H.
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: Next target for 5th Division is Benkolen, which will be bombarded again by battleships (1st Battleship Division) in 24H.
Timor landing operation: Landing at Koepang is ongoing. KB1 and 21st Air Flottila is in support. The first attack will take place in 24H.
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is transported by ships to Thailand.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing east of Sian.
Fighter units moved to Henyang & Siangtan (60 P-40 fighter aircraft). No air combat incidents reported.
Radio transmissions detected at Nanchang: could be a possible planned attack.

Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: attacks continue against 41st Division. What is left of the division has been ordered to move one hex to the east. The 41st Division has at least delayed enemy advance for 72H.

11th Army: has been ordered to disengage from Siangtan and move to the southeast. A secondary force will move into Changsha to divert enemy attention. The Akagi air group will establish air superiority over Siangtan.
13th Army: will support 11th Army disengement.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.
RYUUOU II: the total conquest of China (involving at least two armies from Southern Army; to advance from Indochina and Burma.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Radio traffic at Pearl Harbor and Lahaina (possible arrival of a major convoy and/or air reinforcements).
Suspected enemy convoy (xAK), heading east, about 16 hexes east of Palmyra (Recce sub report).

Current op:
KB2 protects the landning of IJNAF base unit at Baker island during next 24H.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra and Xmas landing TGs are underway.
4th Air Division is officially assigned to 4th Fleet. First air units will arrive by special transports in 48H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected supply convoy at Port Moresby.
Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at Townsville.

Current op:
Transportation of airfield construction unit to Rabaul.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at Seward (Alaska).

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.





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11 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/12/2013 11:06:05 PM   
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11 Mar 1942



SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation (CA/DD) off Cocos island. Several AOs spotted seven hexes NW Cocos island.
Sumatra; troops movements from the south toward 5th Division.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: 1st Torpedo Flottila (CL Natori, 6 DD) intercepted one british and one dutch DD at Xmas island. DD Isis was sunk while DD Tjerk Hiddes escaped. DD Akatsuki was slightly damaged. 2nd Battleship Division (BB Kongo, RADM Tanaka R.) will depart Batavia för Xmas island immediately.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: the enemy failed in their attack west of Djambi - Allied Shock attack:
Attacking force 2822 troops, 17 guns, 22 vehicles, Assault Value = 165
Defending force 1507 troops, 4 guns, 122 vehicles, Assault Value = 79
Allied adjusted assault: 84
Japanese adjusted defense: 101
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
190 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
483 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 20 (20 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
Mobiele Eenheid Battalion
NS KNIL Territory Regiment
Lijfwacht Cav Sqn
3rd Cavalry Regiment


Defending units:
56th Recon Regiment
14th Tank Regiment

Southeast of Benkolen: 5th Division is moving towards Benkolen, which was bombarded by battleships (1st Battleship Division):

Allied ground losses:
396 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Timor landing operation: Landing at Koepang (68,116) - Japanese Deliberate attack:

Attacking force 15599 troops, 150 guns, 49 vehicles, Assault Value = 545
Defending force 5023 troops, 81 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 189
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 191
Allied adjusted defense: 257
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), experience(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
632 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
170 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 24 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
21st Division
146th Infantry Regiment
15th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
Kendari Garrison Battalion
Makassar Garrison Battalion
Timor Garrison Battalion
Dili Detachment
2nd KNIL AA Battalion
Timor Base Force


15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is disembarking at Bangkok, Thailand.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(tentative).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing east of Sian.
Major ground operation ongoing west of Henyang and at Siangtan.
Fighter units at Henyang & Changsha (60 P-40 fighter aircraft).


Current op:
HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN: attacks continue against 41st Division. What is left of the division is moving one hex to the east. The 41st Division still delay the enemy advance.

11th Army: is moving the main force from Siangtan to the southeast. A strong secondary force will move into Changsha in 48H to divert enemy attention. The Akagi air group will continue to establish air superiority over Siangtan.

13th Army: supports 11th Army disengement and defend: - Ground combat at 79,53 (west of Hengyang) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 50846 troops, 300 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3501
Defending force 22482 troops, 239 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 485
Allied adjusted assault: 823
Japanese adjusted defense: 689
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
1582 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 46 (2 destroyed, 44 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4912 casualties reported
Squads: 217 destroyed, 201 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 23 disabled
Guns lost 36 (8 destroyed, 28 disabled)Enemy sitrep:


The 22nd Division is still in very good shape. The 116th Division is ordered to move to the southeast.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities.
RYUUOU II: the total conquest of China (involving at least two armies from Southern Army; to advance from Indochina and Burma.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
KB2 is discovered by air recce and will head north to meet Palmyra Landing TG.
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra and Xmas Landing TGs are underway.
First air units (4th Air Division) will arrive by special transports at Truk in 24H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Minor enemy convoy (AM/xAKLs) left Port Moresby.

Current op:
Transportation of airfield construction unit to Rabaul.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.




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12 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/13/2013 8:36:41 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation off Cocos island. Several AOs spotted one hex W Cocos island.
Sumatra; movements of ground forces from the south toward 5th Division.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: 2nd Battleship Division (BB Kongo, RADM Tanaka R.) will move closer to Cocos island. In one week, assigned units will begin embarkation. KB1 and KB3 will also be in position in about one week.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: two regiments of the 5th Division has arrived at Benkolen, which will be attacked, and bombarded by battleships (1st Battleship Division) in 48H. The third regiment of the 5th Division is securing LoC, but failed (despite air support) to dislodge three enemy units that arrived from the southeast:

Ground combat at 46,91 (near Benkoelen) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 3907 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126
Defending force 4623 troops, 92 guns, 77 vehicles, Assault Value = 193
Japanese adjusted assault: 91
Enemy adjusted defense: 483
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 5

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
261 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Enemy ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
11th Infantry Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment

Enemy defending units:
1st Regt Cavalerie
1st KNIL Regiment
2nd KNIL Regiment


Tomorrow, 3rd Air Division will provide massive air support to 5th Division.

Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang. The 2nd attack will be launched in 48H.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division has disembarked at Bangkok, Thailand. The transportation TF is returning to Singapore and will then become Cocos island landing force (VADM IKUTA).

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation I: Landing on Ceylon (Supported by KB1 and KB3)(CANCELLED due to events in China).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing east of Sian.
Major ground operation ongoing west of Henyang and at Siangtan.
Fighter units at Sian (60 P-40 fighter aircraft). Minor air battle over 37th Division.

Current op:
The japanese army has suffered a major setback in China. China Expeditionary Army has ordered all armies to move into defensive positions. A command conference at GHQ in Tokyo will be held tonight regarding the future strategy regarding China. It will look into what is needed to totally defeat China. Because of this shameful defeat, there is no alternative; China will be the main focus for the IJA. Start date for the major operation is 6 June 1942 (tentative).

HOKUSHIN SAKUSEN (CANCELLED): The 41st Division has been destroyed. (The 41st Division will be reconstituted in one-two months and then assigned to garrison duties in China).
Attacking enemy force 35388 troops, 416 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1848
Defending force 5520 troops, 81 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Japanese ground losses:
5975 casualties reported
Squads: 109 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 627 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 114 (114 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (32 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1 (41st Division)


The operation by North China Army is now limited to reach and save the remaining 37th Division/1st Army, as well as taking and holding favourable terrain for immediate defense and future offensive operations. North China Army is planning to assign what is left of 1st Army to garrison duties. 12th Army and Mongol Army will take its place.

11th Army: the main force was (despite air support) forced to retreat from Siangtan taking heavy casualities.
Ground combat at Siangtan (81,52) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking enemy force 93881 troops, 598 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3255, adjusted assault: 2500
Defending force 44112 troops, 431 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 1137, adjusted defense: 777
Allied assault odds: 3 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), preparation(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
9399 casualties reported
Squads: 399 destroyed, 172 disabled
Non Combat: 361 destroyed, 170 disabled
Engineers: 67 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 107 (56 destroyed, 51 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 4


Allied ground losses:
7474 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 603 disabled
Non Combat: 55 destroyed, 82 disabled
Engineers: 55 destroyed, 57 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
5th Construction Regiment
60th Chinese Corps
16th Construction Regiment
52nd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
6th Construction Regiment
87th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry/C Corps
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
13th Chinese Base Force
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment
49th AA Regiment


Defending units (retreated to the southeast - into 13th Army´s strong defensive position):
3rd Division
13th Division
39th Division
40th Division

The secondary force will move into Changsha in 24H IOT defend while the four battered divisions of 11th Army regroup for defensive positions further east.

13th Army: will continue to defend. Next enemy move will most likely be against 79,53 (west of Hengyang). The 22nd Division will defend while the 116th Division is withdrawing to the southeast. Akagi air group will provide fighter cover.

Planned op:
SIAN follow up. GHQ D&G: the priority is to take control of all Chinese oil facilities. CANCELLED
RYUUOU II: the total conquest of China (involving at least two armies from Southern Army; to advance from Indochina and Burma. The OPLAN will be revised - startdate of the operation is 6 June 1942 (tentative).



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Radio transmissions detected at Pago Pago and at Christmas Island (possible air movements?).
Suspected minesweeper spotted by Air Recce at Canton island.
Enemy sub at Baker island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra and Xmas Landing TGs are underway with KB2 in support. LR Air Recce is located at Baker island.
Air units from 4th Air Division has disembarked at Truk.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL

Current op:
Transportation of airfield construction unit to Rabaul - COMPLETED.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Radio transmissions detected at Adak Island (162,52) - an airfield is under construction.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
NIL.




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13 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/15/2013 8:45:21 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Major naval operation off Cocos island. Several AOs most likely at Cocos island unloading fuel.
Sumatra: ground forces from the south on the move toward the rearguard of 5th Division.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: I-20 sinks PG Clive west of Cocos island. 2nd Battleship Division (BB Kongo, RADM Tanaka R.) has steamed closer to Cocos island and was hidden in rain showers during the day, therefore, the TF is not discovered. Tonight the allied TFs, who are most likely refueling, at Cocos island, will be attacked by the 2nd Battleship Division (1 BB, 2 CL, 4 DD). In six days, assigned units will begin embarkation at Palembang. KB1 and KB3 will be in position in six days.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: two regiments of the 5th Division are at Benkolen, where the enemy has many supply units.

Ground combat at Benkoelen (45,91) - Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 3632 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 303
Defending force 13533 troops, 26 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

(5th Division): 21st Infantry Regiment, 42nd Infantry Regiment, 5th Engineer Regiment

Defending units:
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Marinier Battalion
45th Indian Brigade
6th KNIL Regiment
1st Manchester Battalion
III Indian Corps
Tarakan Base Force
224 Group RAF
1 ML-KNIL Aviation
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
KNIL Army Command
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
223 Group RAF
South Borneo Base Force



A shock attack will commence in 24H together with battleship bombardments (1st Battleship Division) and air attacks by 3rd Air Division. The third regiment and the artillery regiment of the 5th Division are successfully defending LoC.

Ground combat at 46,91 (near Benkoelen) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 866 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 227
Defending force 3622 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 99
Allied adjusted assault: 1
Japanese adjusted defense: 199
Allied assault odds: 1 to 199

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: shock(+)

Allied ground losses:
360 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd KNIL Regiment
1st Regt Cavalerie
1st KNIL Regiment
Riouw KNIL Battalion
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment


Defending units (5th Division): 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Field Artillery Regiment

Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang. The 2nd attack will be launched in 24H.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division has disembarked at Bangkok, and is moving by road toward Burma. The transportation TF is returning to Singapore and will then become Cocos island landing force (VADM IKUTA).

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing east of Sian.
Major ground operation ongoing west of Henyang-Changsha.
Fighter units at Sian (30 P-40 fighter aircraft). Seven light bombers lost.

Current op:
All armies are moving into defensive positions.

North China Army: rescue attemps will be made to save the 37th Division/1st Army. North China Army will, during the next month, assign what is left of 1st Army to garrison duties. 12th Army and Mongol Army will take its place as assualt armies

11th Army: The secondary force (two divisions) will in 24H establish strong defense positions in Changsha IOT defend and delay enemy movements to the east, southeast and south. This will support the withdrawal of the four battered divisions of 11th Army to the east/southeast.

13th Army: enemy did attack 79,53 (west of Hengyang) - Allied Shock attack:
Attacking force 119521 troops, 733 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3799
Defending force 21462 troops, 237 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 442
Allied adjusted assault: 3408
Japanese adjusted defense: 357
Allied assault odds: 9 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
8060 casualties reported
Squads: 336 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 222 destroyed, 104 disabled
Engineers: 39 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 65 (57 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (5 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Allied ground losses:
4160 casualties reported
Squads: 172 destroyed, 167 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 36 disabled

Assaulting units:
20th Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
7th War Area
10th Group Army


Defending units: Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!
116th Division (this division is practically destroyed).
22nd Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Planned op:
RYUUOU II: the total conquest of China (involving at least two reinforced armies from Southern Army; to advance from Indochina and Burma. The OPLAN is being revised - startdate of the operation is 6 June 1942 (tentative). The OPLAN will be presentated in a few days.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected minesweeper spotted by Air Recce at Canton island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra and Xmas Landing TGs are underway with KB2 in support. LR Air Recce is located at Baker island. Johnson island landing TF will depart in 72H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL

Current op:
Air Recce units will move to Rabaul (4th Air Division).

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Adak Island (162,52) - a port (and airfield) is under construction.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
7th Division is ordered to start planning for a landing at Adak.






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14 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/16/2013 8:33:42 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many DDs off Cocos island.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: 2nd Battleship Division (BB Kongo, RADM Tanaka R.) moved toward Cocos island during the night and engaged 2 (British) + 8 (US) enemy DDs before withdrawing. Reported battle results:

Enemy losses: 1 DD sunk, 4 DDs damaged.
Own losses: 1 DD (Sagiri) damaged.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: two regiments of the 5th Division attacked Benkolen with support from 1st Battleship Division and 3rd Air Division - Japanese Shock attack:

Attacking force 8618 troops, 55 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 303 - adjusted assault: 171
Defending force 13221 troops, 26 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 104 - adjusted defense: 121
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 3)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
361 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Allied ground losses:
624 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang: the second attack: - Japanese Deliberate attack:

Attacking force 15451 troops, 150 guns, 49 vehicles, Assault Value = 520 - adjusted assault: 175
Defending force 4804 troops, 81 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 162 - adjusted defense: 137
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
931 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 64 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled

Allied ground losses:
777 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 82 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (3 destroyed, 13 disabled)


15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is moving by road toward Burma.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing east of Sian.
Major ground operation ongoing Henyang-Changsha.
Fighter units west of Henyang. 12 light bombers lost.

Current op:
All armies are moving into defensive positions.

North China Army: rescue attemps will be made to save the 37th Division.

1st Army. Attemps will be made to secure a bridgehead on the northern road to Sian and then revert to defensive operations. One smal tank unit will delay main enemy force.

11th Army: The secondary force (6th and 34th Divisions) has establish defense positions in Changsha IOT support the withdrawal of the four battered divisions of 11th Army to the east/southeast.

13th Army: moving into defensive terrain southeast of Henyang.

Planned op:
RYUUOU II: the total conquest of China (involving at least two reinforced armies from Southern Army; to advance from Indochina and Burma. The OPLAN is being revised, and will get a new name as well.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Divebombers (SBD-3 Dauntless) are based at Canton island. Two small xAK sunk at Baker island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra and Xmas Landing TGs are underway with KB2 in support. KB2 will detach in 24H.
Johnson island landing TF will depart in 48H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Air recce activities to the west and southwest of Rabaul.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.







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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Naval operation at Cocos island (incl more DDs).
Enemy offensive in southern Sumatra.
Radio transmissions detected at Ledo (NV India airfield).

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: The landing TF is heading toward Palembang to embark troops. KB1 and KB3 will be ready to depart in 48H. Cocos island is surroundered by patroling submarines.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: the enemy attacked and took control of the road to benkolen. 5th Division will turn one regiment around and attack from the west while 18th Division is moving up one regiment, followed by the other two regiments, to attack from the east:

Ground combat at 46,91 (near Benkoelen) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 9929 troops, 168 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 381 - Allied adjusted assault: 461
Defending force 3802 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 115 - Japanese adjusted defense: 105
Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (bad result, but there was no air support due to bad weather).
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), fatigue(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
1909 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 36 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 19 (8 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
1212 casualties reported
Squads: 78 destroyed, 12 disabled (costly attack)
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 18 (5 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Regt Cavalerie
Riouw KNIL Battalion
2nd KNIL Regiment
1st KNIL Regiment
9th Indian Division
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment


Defending units Retreating!:
11th Infantry Regiment
5th Field Artillery Regiment

Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang: the third attack will be launched in 72H.
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is moving by road toward Burma.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing east of Sian.
Major ground operation ongoing Henyang-Changsha.

Current op:
All armies are moving into defensive positions.

North China Army: rescue attemps will be made to save the 37th Division.

1st Army. Attempt will be made in 24H to secure a bridgehead on the northern road to Sian and then revert to defensive operations. One tank unit is delaying the main enemy force NE Sian.

11th Army: The secondary force (6th and 34th Divisions) has established defense positions in Changsha IOT support the withdrawal of the four battered divisions of 11th Army to the east/southeast.

13th Army: moving into defensive terrain southeast of Henyang.

Planned op:
RYUUOU II: the total conquest of China (involving at least two reinforced armies from Southern Army; to advance from Indochina and Burma. The OPLAN is being revised, and will get a new name as well.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Radio transmissions detected at Christmas Island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The Palmyra and Xmas Landing TGs are underway with KB2 in support. The TFs are discovered NV Palmyra by enemy air recce. KB2 will launch attack on Palmyra (airfield lvl 2).
Johnson island landing TF will depart in 24H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Air recce activities to the west and southwest of Rabaul.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.






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16 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/18/2013 2:08:07 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Naval operation at Cocos island.
Enemy offensive in southern Sumatra - movements toward Benkolen.
Radio transmissions detected at Calcutta airfield.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: The landing TF is heading toward Palembang to embark troops. KB1 and KB3 will be ready to depart in 24H. Cocos island is surroundered by patroling submarines. 1st Battlship Division will support Tora Sakusen-2 during the next 48H.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th Division has requested permission from 25th Army to launch an all-out attack at Benkolen as the enemy is on the verge of surrender. The attack will be supported by Southern Army Command by battleship bombardments and heavy air support (3rd Air Division).

Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang: the third attack will be launched in 48H.
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is moving by road toward Burma. There are however major supply problems in Southern Burma.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
16th ARMY operation I: (to be named soon)(Supported by KB1/3).
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing east of Sian.
Major ground operation ongoing at Henyang-Changsha - enemy intentions unclear.

Current op:
North China Army: rescue attemps will be made to save the 37th Division. An offensive will begin in 48H from Loyang.

1st Army: The crossing of the river at northern road was a success. An all-out attack will be made in 48H to defeat the enemy force. The main enemy force was delayed NE Sian by the sacrifice of a tank regiment.

11th Army: Four divisions of 11th Army is moving toward defensive terrain (to the east/southeast) from open hex east of Henyang.

13th Army: has moved into moving defensive terrain southeast of Henyang.

Planned op:
RYUUOU II: the total conquest of China (involving at least two reinforced armies from Southern Army; to advance from Indochina and Burma. The OPLAN is finished, and will be presented in 24H.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines located west of Palmyra.
Suspected buildup at Suva (Fiji) - airfield lvl 4.
Possible troop convoy spotted one hex east of Pago Pago.
Heavy volume of radio transmissions detected at San Francisco.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: No air attacks were launched by KB2 on Palmyra (airfield lvl 2) due to bad weather. The first bombardment will begin in 24H, followed by the landing in 48H.
The Palmyra and Johnson island landing TFs are underway.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected enemy resupply convoy heading toward Port Moresby.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.






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17 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/18/2013 5:46:00 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Sumatra: Ground movements toward Benkolen.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: The landing TF is at Palembang refueling. KB1 and KB3 will be ready to depart in 24H (delayed 24H). Cocos island is surroundered by patroling submarines. 1st Battlship Division will support Tora Sakusen-2 during the next 24H.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th Division shock attacked Benkolen:

Attacking force 8744 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 306 - Japanese adjusted assault: 257
Defending force 12747 troops, 25 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 72 - Allied adjusted defense: 99

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
275 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Enemy ground losses:
512 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled


Assaulting units:
21st Infantry Regiment
5th Engineer Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /3 (parachute drop)

Defending units:
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
6th KNIL Regiment
45th Indian Brigade
Marinier Battalion
1st Manchester Battalion
223 Group RAF
KNIL Army Command
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
1 ML-KNIL Aviation
224 Group RAF
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
III Indian Corps
Tarakan Base Force
South Borneo Base Force

The 5th Division will make a final attempt to attack tomorrow.

Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang: the third attack will be launched in 48H (delayed 24H).
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division is moving by road toward Burma. There are supply problems in Southern Burma.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3.
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing east of Sian.
Major ground operation ongoing at Changsha - enemy intentions unclear - movements from Henyang to Changsha observed.
Enemy fighter aicraft active east of Sian. About ten aircraft lost today.

Current op:
North China Army: rescue attemps will be made to save the 37th Division. Troop movements will begin in 48H from Loyang.

1st Army: An all-out attack will be made in 24H to defeat the enemy force and control a bridgehead on the northern road.

11th Army: Four divisions of 11th Army is moving toward defensive terrain (to the east/southeast).

13th Army: holdning defensive position southeast of Henyang, and will support 11th Army movements.

Planned op:
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China. The OPLAN is finished and is presented below.



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
many submarines located near Palmyra - one large xAK was sunk.
Possible troop convoy unloading at Pago Pago.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: Air attacks were launched by KB2 on Palmyra. Enemy has lots of troops on the small island (3 Defense Bn, 1 Para Bn, 1 Base Force). The landning will begin tomorrow. 2 BBs (Hiei & Kirishima) will bombard the island and KB2 will provide air support.
The Palmyra and Johnson island landing TFs are underway.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Heavy volume of radio transmissions detected at Townsville.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.







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17 Mar 1942 - SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN - 1/18/2013 5:56:06 PM   
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Operation Unparalleled (in Japan, China, India))

Startdate is 6 JUN 1942.






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18 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/20/2013 4:08:16 AM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Sumatra: Ground movements toward Benkolen.
Many submarines spotted by air recce south of Sumatra (most likely heading to Cocos island).

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: units are embarking the landing TF at Palembang. KB1 and KB3 will depart in 24H. 2nd Battleship Division will depart in 24H. Cocos island is surroundered by patroling submarines. 1st Battleship Division will support Tora Sakusen-2 during the next 24H.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th Division attacked Benkolen: Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 8687 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 285 - Japanese adjusted assault: 37
Defending force 12119 troops, 28 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 32 - Allied adjusted defense: 87
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: disruption(-), fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled

Allied ground losses:
522 casualties reported
Squads: 28 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)


Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang: the third attack will be launched in 24H.
15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. 5th Air Division has arrived in Southern Burma.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3.
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing east of Sian.
Major ground operation ongoing at Changsha - enemy intentions unclear - movements from Henyang to Changsha observed.

Current op:
North China Army: rescue attemps will be made to save the 37th Division (supply situaton is good). Troop movements will begin in 24H from Loyang.

1st Army: the attack was successfull: Ground combat at 85,39 (near Sian) - Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 17969 troops, 137 guns, 206 vehicles, Assault Value = 617 - Japanese adjusted assault: 624
Defending force 13162 troops, 116 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 181 - Allied adjusted defense: 141
Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
486 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1982 casualties reported
Squads: 224 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 210 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 19 (7 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Units retreated 3


Assaulting units:
35th Division
12th Tank Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Army
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company

Defending units: Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
35th Chinese Corps
3rd Prov Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

11th Army: Four divisions of 11th Army is moving toward defensive terrain (to the east/southeast).

13th Army: in defensive positions southeast of Henyang. Supporting 11th Army movements.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Radio transmissions detected at Christmas Island (174,141) - suspcted arrival of enemy air units.
Suspected troop convoy unloading at Pago Pago.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: Palmyra landing commenced (with battleship bombardments and air support):

Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133) - Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 12801 troops, 140 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 513 - Japanese adjusted assault: 84
Defending force 4241 troops, 85 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 81 - Allied adjusted defense: 16
Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 4)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
5216 casualties reported
Squads: 241 destroyed, 78 disabled (shigata ga nai)
Non Combat: 54 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 29 (20 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 51 (51 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1 (a recce Bn)


Allied ground losses:
665 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Assaulting units: (48th Division/14th Army)
48th Recon Regiment
47th Infantry Regiment
62nd Naval Guard Unit
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
51st Naval Guard Unit
63rd Naval Guard Unit
48th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd USMC Parachute Battalion
Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion
119th USAAF Base Force
Palmyra USN CPNAB
1st Marine Defense Battalion
7th Marine Defense Battalion

Another attack will be launched tomorrow by the 48th engineer regiment (very low disruption) as additional supplies will be landed in a 2nd wave.
The Xmas island and Johnson island landing TFs are underway.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
One naval engineer unit is underway to Madang.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.










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19 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/20/2013 8:11:06 AM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Sumatra: ground movements from Padang in the north toward Benkolen. Only one small enemy recce unit moved into Benkolen from the east.
Submarines spotted by air recce south of Sumatra (most likely heading to Cocos island).
Airfield construction at Darwin (lvl 4).

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: The landing TF will depart in 24H. KB1, KB3 and 1st and 2nd Battleship Division are underway. Cocos island is surroundered by patroling submarines.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 18th Division is moving forward to support 5th Divison at Benkolen.
Benkolen will be attacked again in 24-48H by 5th Division.

Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang: Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 15471 troops, 152 guns, 49 vehicles, Assault Value = 517 - Japanese adjusted assault: 222
Defending force 4214 troops, 78 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 94 - Allied adjusted defense: 135
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
423 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
594 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (2 destroyed, 14 disabled)


15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The operation will commence in 24H.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3.
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! Major ground operation ongoing at Changsha - enemy might continue attack toward Wuchang.

Current op:
North China Army: rescue attemps will be made to save the 37th Division.

1st Army: supports North China Army.

11th Army: the situation is critical. The 11th Army's six Divisions are all depleted due to today's enemy assualt:

Ground combat at Changsha (82,52) - Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 133313 troops, 852 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5281 - Allied adjusted assault: 3978
Defending force 43071 troops, 409 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 1407 - Japanese adjusted defense: 1591
Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
15025 casualties reported
Squads: 439 destroyed, 165 disabled
Non Combat: 410 destroyed, 86 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 83 (40 destroyed, 43 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (12 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units retreated 4

Allied ground losses:
20843 casualties reported
Squads: 351 destroyed, 1270 disabled (rather costly, but effective, human wave attack)
Non Combat: 278 destroyed, 169 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 30 disabled
Guns lost 113 (29 destroyed, 84 disabled)


Assaulting units:
50th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
94th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
74th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
22nd Artillery Regiment
19th Group Army
9th War Area
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
15th Chinese Base Force
17th Chinese Base Force
49th AA Regiment

Defending units: Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!
6th Division
39th Division
34th Division
40th Division

A warning order is released to Fleet Command to provide naval gunfire support at Wuchang - Hankow area (central China).

13th Army: will move further to the east to protect 11th Army.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines at Palmyra.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: 2nd Palmyra attack:

Ground combat at Palmyra (170,133) Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 5259 troops, 85 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 278 - Japanese adjusted assault: 7
Defending force 3618 troops, 84 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 39 - Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1154 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 36 destroyed, 35 disabled (the 48th engineer regiment)
Guns lost 6 (5 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
292 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
47th Infantry Regiment
48th Engineer Regiment
51st Naval Guard Unit
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
62nd Naval Guard Unit
63rd Naval Guard Unit
48th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
2nd USMC Parachute Battalion
119th USAAF Base Force
Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion
1st Marine Defense Battalion
Palmyra USN CPNAB
7th Marine Defense Battalion

Some units (naval guard) will be evacuated. Another attack & additional landing will commence in 48H.

The Xmas island and Johnson island landing TFs are underway.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
One naval engineer unit is underway to Madang.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.




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20 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/20/2013 10:09:35 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Sumatra: suspected lack of supply. No indication of further movements to Benkolen.
Many submarines spotted by air recce west of JAVA (most likely heading to Cocos island).

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: All TFs are underway.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 18th Division is moving forward to support 5th Divison at Benkolen.
Benkolen will be attacked again in 48H by 5th Division.

Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang: the next attack will commence in 24H.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The operation has begun. Only slight enemy resistance expected.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3.
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! Major ground operation ongoing at Changsha - enemy movements spotted by air recce: to the southwest (good), southeast (quite bad) and east (very bad).
Concentration of fighters over Changsha.

Current op:
North China Army: all reserves are being commited to Hankow-Wuchang area: no attempts can be made to reach the 37th Division. However, air support will be provided.

1st Army: will support 12th and 11th Armies with garrison duties.

12th Army is activated. Army HQ and about one division of troops will depart to Hankow ASAP and defend Line C (see map below).

11th Army: the situation is critical. The 11th Army's six divisions are all depleted. The army will move into Line B (see map below). Six artillery units will move to Hankow asap..

Combined Fleet has ordered four heavy cruisers to China Area Fleet. They will provide heavy naval gunfire support at Wuchang - Hankow area. ETA: 8 days. Furthermore, the 25th Air Flottila will depart to Canton in 48H.

13th Army: will hold Line A (see map below).

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines at Palmyra.
Attempted air transportation mission to Palmyra from Canton island.
Radio traffic reported from Xmas island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: the third attack (and 2nd landing) will be made in 48H. One enemy sub damaged at Palmyra.
The Xmas island landing TFs has reached Palmyra.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
One naval engineer unit is underway to Madang.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.








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21 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/22/2013 8:34:38 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! Sumatra: movements spotted by air recce toward Benkolen.
Many submarines spotted by air recce west of JAVA (BB Fuso hit by two torpedoes - light damage).

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: All TFs are underway. 2nd BB Division will be in final forward position in 24H.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 18th Division is moving forward to support 5th Divison at Benkolen.
Benkolen will be attacked again in 24H by 5th Division.

Timor landing operation: Battle of Koepang: the enemy surrenders! and this operation is finished.

Enemy ground losses:
5690 casualties reported
Squads: 180 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 286 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 76 (76 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 7


15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The operation has begun and the 33rd Division is moving forward.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3.
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! Major ground operation ongoing at Changsha - enemy movements spotted by air recce: toward the east (Wuchang).
Concentration of fighters moved to Sian.

Current op:
North China Army: taking over 11th Army defense positions N of Hankow.

1st Army: will support 12th and 11th Armies with garrison duties.

12th Army: Army HQ and troops are embarking trains for Hankow.

11th Army: moving to new defense line at Wuchang.

China Area Fleet: four heavy cruisers for will arrive at Wuchang - Hankow area in 7 days.

25th Air Flottila: embarking transport IOT depart to Canton.

13th Army: in defense positions.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines near Palmyra.
Canton island expand airfield to lvl 4.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: the third attack (and 2nd landing) will be made in 24H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
One naval engineer unit is disembarking at Madang.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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22 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/24/2013 8:44:11 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines spotted by air recce west of JAVA and east of Cocos island.
At least 20 000 troops located on Cocos island, as well as about 30 bombers. Four small boats/ships are located in the harbor.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: ETA for landing is 72H. 2nd BB Division is in a holding position eight hexes SE Cocos island.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th Divison captured Benkolen and won a great victory!

Allied ground losses:
4995 casualties reported
Squads: 88 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 357 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 63 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 46 (43 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 123 (121 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 16, Units destroyed 1

Defending units:
1st Regt Cavalerie
Riouw KNIL Battalion
45th Indian Brigade
2nd KNIL Regiment
Marinier Battalion
6th KNIL Regiment
1st Manchester Battalion
803rd Engineer Aviation Battalion
223 Group RAF
III Indian Corps
Tarakan Base Force
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
224 Group RAF
2 ML-KNIL Aviation
1 ML-KNIL Aviation
KNIL Army Command
South Borneo Base Force (destroyed)


15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division is moving forward.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3.
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! Major ground operation ongoing at Changsha - 250 000 tropps located two hexes west of Wuchang.
Concentration of fighters at Sian.

Current op:
North China Army: in the process of taking over 11th Army defense positions N of Hankow. About 8 enemy fighters shot down above 37th division.

1st Army: will support 12th and 11th Armies with garrison duties.

12th Army: Army HQ and troops are embarking trains for Hankow.

11th Army: moving to new defense line at Wuchang.

China Area Fleet: four heavy cruisers will arrive at Wuchang - Hankow area in 6 days.

25th Air Flottila: underway to Canton. Air units will be organized in about 10 days.

13th Army: holding defense positions.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines near/at Palmyra. One (S-43) was forced to surface and was then sunk by DD Oboro.
Unknown number of fighters located at Canton island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: 48th Division captured Palmyra and the enemy surrendered!

Allied ground losses:
1404 casualties reported
Squads: 80 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 321 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 88 (88 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 77 (77 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 5

Defending units:
1st Marine Raider Bn /1 (airlifted in 2-3 days ago)
Palmyra (Det.) Defense Battalion
1st Marine Defense Battalion
119th USAAF Base Force
Palmyra USN CPNAB
7th Marine Defense Battalion


Also, the 51st Naval Guard Unit capture the small Fanning island (SE Palmyra) and 20+ enemy Catalina PBY-5 search aircraft were located and destroyed! This should decrease enemy naval air search significally.
During the next 24-48H, refueling and rearming will take place at Palmyra with the support of several AKEs and AOs.
Xmas island will be bombarded in 48-72H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected enemy landing activity NV Port Moresby.

Current op:
One naval engineer unit has disembarked at Madang.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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23 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/26/2013 9:00:23 AM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines spotted by air recce west of JAVA and east of Cocos island.
At least 20 000 troops located on Cocos island, as well as about 30 bombers. Four small boats/ships are located in the harbor.
Port Blair: two coastal artillery regiments, about 30 fighters and 30 torpedobombers.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: ETA for landing is 48H. 2nd BB Division will bombard Cocos island in 24H.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will, in a few days, launch an attack against enemy units east of Benkolen.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division is moving forward. Port Blair was bombarded by a Suiraisentai.

Planned op:
Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines).
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3.
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! Major ground operation ongoing - 250 000 troops located two hexes west of Wuchang - one force is marching directly toward Wuchang. Another force is marching directly east (south of Wuchang).

Current op:
North China Army: in the process of taking over 11th Army defense positions N of Hankow.

1st Army: will replace 12th Army troops regarding garrison duties.

12th Army: Army HQ and troops are embarking trains for Hankow.

11th Army: moving to new defense line at Wuchang.

China Area Fleet: four heavy cruisers will arrive at Wuchang - Hankow area in 5 days.

25th Air Flottila: underway to Canton. Air units will be organized in about 9 days.

13th Army: holding defense positions.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines near/at Palmyra.
About 40+ fighters and 20 heavy bombers, as well as 12 ground units, located at Xmas island. There is also a spotted tanker in the harbour.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: 35 heavy bombers (B-17E) attacked Palmyra harbour. At least 5 bombers were shot down by A6M2 fighter units from KB2. BB Hyuga was hit by 10+ bombs (500 lb) and damaged. However, the resupply effort was successfull (AKEs). Xmas island will be bombarded in 24H. The landing at Xmas island will commence in 72H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
DDs spotted SE Port Moresby.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.




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RE: 23 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/26/2013 4:35:06 PM   
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Good Luck on coco's island.

Andi

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24 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/28/2013 8:48:39 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines spotted near Cocos island (CL Yura sunk by torpedoes).
At least 20 000 troops (16 units) located on Cocos island, as well as about 15 bombers. Four small boats/ships are located in the harbor.
Suspected minelaying TF spotted by air recce NV of Port Blair.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: ETA for landing is 24H. 2nd BB Division bombarded Cocos island:

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 22 damaged
139WH-3: 4 destroyed on ground

Allied ground losses:
238 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 20
Port hits 1



TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will, in a few days, launch an attack against enemy units east of Benkolen.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division is moving forward. A small convoy is offloading supplies at Mergui.

Activated: Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3.
25th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (IGD, 5th Division, 18th Division)(postponed).



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! Major ground operation ongoing - 250 000 troops located two hexes west of Wuchang - one force is marching directly toward Wuchang. Another force is marching directly east (south of Wuchang).

Current op:
North China Army: in the process of taking over 11th Army defense positions N of Hankow.

1st Army: will replace 12th Army troops regarding garrison duties.

12th Army: Army HQ and troops are disembarking trains at Hankow-Wuchang.

11th Army: moving to new defense line at Wuchang.

China Area Fleet: four heavy cruisers will arrive at Wuchang - Hankow area in 4 days.

25th Air Flottila: underway to Canton. Air units will be organized in about 8 days.

13th Army: holding defense positions.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Activity at Canton island: AKE spotted by Air Recce.
About 10+ fighters left at Xmas island (after massive bombardments). 12 units (16 000 troops - 34th infantry regiment identified).

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The landing at Xmas island will commence in 48H. Xmas island was bombarded twice:

Initial bombardment:
Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 69 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 4 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 63 damaged
P-400 Airacobra: 39 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 97 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed on ground


21 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
DD Oboro
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Urakaze
DD Akigumo

Allied ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 21, Airbase supply hits 20, Runway hits 92, Port hits 1

2nd bombardment:
Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 27 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed on ground
P-400 Airacobra: 22 damaged
P-400 Airacobra: 4 destroyed on ground
P-40E Warhawk: 28 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 14 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground


67 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 3
BB Hiei
CL Yubari, Shell hits 1
DD Hayate
DD Mochizuki
DD Uzuki
DD Mutsuki
DD Samidare

Allied ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 8, Airbase supply hits 1, Runway hits 8, Port hits 1

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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RE: 23 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/28/2013 11:18:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Graf Zeppelin

Good Luck on coco's island.

Andi



Thanks, but the battle of Cocos island is over. (evacuation is ongoing)

Best news today, the chinese army (250 000) is retreating to the west in China!

Looking forward to good news from Xmas island tomorrow...



Ground combat at Cocos Islands (33,101)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 22633 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 838

Defending force 22603 troops, 298 guns, 278 vehicles, Assault Value = 750

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 666

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 4)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
22707 casualties reported
Squads: 1116 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 298 destroyed, 125 disabled
Engineers: 69 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 145 (144 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
4th Division
148th Infantry Regiment
113th Infantry Regiment
56th Engineer Regiment
41st Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
2/17 Dogra Battalion
43rd Cavalry Regiment
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
B Sqn 3rd Hussars Regiment
Barisan KNIL Regiment
44th Indian Brigade
7th Indian Division
2nd Gordons Battalion
RAF 224 Group Base Force
Cavite USN Base Force
103rd RN Base Force
2nd Ceylon H AA Regiment
RAF 223 Group Wing
1st Bombay Construction Battalion


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25 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/29/2013 8:31:59 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines spotted near Cocos island.
About two divisions and two coastal artillery regiments at Cocos island (see below)

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1: landing on Cocos island: the landing force suffered extreme casualties (odds 1 to 99, or actually 0 to 666). All units will be re-embarked immediately by Southern Fleet. This operation is CANCELLED as at least nine (!) divisions are needed to take Cocos island. However, the following enemy units are quite isolated on Cocos island:

6th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
2/17 Dogra Battalion
43rd Cavalry Regiment
5th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
B Sqn 3rd Hussars Regiment
Barisan KNIL Regiment
44th Indian Brigade
7th Indian Division
2nd Gordons Battalion
RAF 224 Group Base Force
Cavite USN Base Force
103rd RN Base Force
2nd Ceylon H AA Regiment
RAF 223 Group Wing
1st Bombay Construction Battalion


TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will, in a few days, launch an attack against enemy units east of Benkolen.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division is moving forward and will reach central Burma in 72H.

Activated: Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3. Will be activated in 6 days.
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.


CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Major ground operation ongoing - 250 000 troops located two hexes west of Wuchang - indications that they are maching back towards the west.

Current op:
North China Army: has taken over 11th Army defense positions N of Hankow.

1st Army: will replace 12th Army troops regarding garrison duties.

12th Army: Army HQ and troops are disembarking trains at Hankow-Wuchang.

11th Army: moving to new defense line at Wuchang.

China Area Fleet: four heavy cruisers will arrive at Pescadores in 24H. If enemy has turned back, the cruisers will be returned to Combined Fleet.

25th Air Flottila: underway to Canton. Air units will be organized in about 7 days.

13th Army: holding defense positions.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Activity at Canton island: AKE spotted by Air Recce. One CL spotted two hexes south of Canton Island.
Xmas island: 12 units (16 000 troops - 34th Infantry Regiment and 102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment identified).

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The landing at Xmas island will commence in 24H. Xmas island was bombarded and CA Kako was severely damaged by coastal artillery (155 mm):

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 17 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 15 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 25 damaged
P-400 Airacobra: 18 damaged
P-400 Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Kako, Shell hits 10, on fire
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
DD Oboro
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Urakaze
DD Akigumo

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 27
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
NIL.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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26 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/30/2013 8:50:07 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines spotted east of Cocos island.
Only a few battalions and one suspected brigade size units located in central Burma

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-1 (CANCELLED): all units were successfully embarked and no ships were lost today. The airfield on Xmas island (IO) will be built up to at least lvl 4. Some naval forces will remain IOT interdict enemy resupply and troops transport TFs.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will, in a few days, launch an attack against enemy units east of Benkolen.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division is moving forward and will reach central Burma in 48H.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3. Will be activated in 5 days.
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.


CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
250 000 troops located three hexes west of Wuchang and moving in a western direction (toward Changsha).

Current op:
North China Army: has taken over 11th Army defense positions N of Hankow.

1st Army: will replace 12th Army troops regarding garrison duties.

12th Army: alerted to support 37th Division rescue effort (co-ordinated by North China Army).

11th Army: moving to new defense line at Wuchang.

China Area Fleet: four heavy cruisers have been returned to Combined Fleet and will return to Singapore.

25th Air Flottila: underway to Canton. Naval air units will be organized in about 6 days.

13th Army: holding defense positions.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Activity at Canton island.
One TF with two CL (Honolulu & Helena) and five DDs attacked shipping at Palmyra (Five PBs, one xAK and one large xAP were sunk ). No AOs or AKEs are lost (CA Kako also avoids the enemy but is on fire and severely damaged). This is a small tactical setback but it does NOT affect the operation (see below).
Xmas island: 16 units incl three inf regiments (see below)

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: 14th ARMY reports that the landing at Xmas island has succeded. This is very good news for GHQ. It will take one-two weeks to capture the island. 4th FLEET will provide additional bombardments, while KB2 will prevent enemy reinforcements from landing. KB2 fuel status is 100% and sortie status will be 100% in 48H.

Ground combat at Christmas Island (174,141) Japanese landing and shock attack

Attacking force 28521 troops, 341 guns, 376 vehicles, Assault Value = 1111
Defending force 19936 troops, 642 guns, 661 vehicles, Assault Value = 387
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 4
Japanese adjusted assault: 199 (a great victory)
Allied adjusted defense: 184

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 4)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 4

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
4232 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 442 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 67 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 46 (3 destroyed, 43 disabled)
Vehicles lost 125 (71 destroyed, 54 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1084 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 132 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 69 (2 destroyed, 67 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Assaulting units: (14th ARMY)
14th Division
4th Tank Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
1st Infantry Regiment
1st Recon Regiment
27th Electric Engineer Regiment
65th Brigade
20th Recon Regiment
1st Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
63rd Naval Guard Unit
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units: (this will become the largest US ground force loss so far in this war)
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Regiment
110th Combat Engineer Battalion
34th Infantry Regiment
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
95th Coast AA Regiment
198th Field Artillery Battalion
Christmas USN CPNAB
47th Construction Regiment
64th Coast AA Regiment
111th USN Base Force
198th Coast AA Regiment
98th Coast AA Regiment
32nd Aviation Base Force


Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Transportation of Naval engineer unit to Tulagi.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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27 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 1/31/2013 11:31:23 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines spotted east of Cocos island (CS Nisshin hit by two torpedoes - heavy damage ).
Only a few battalions and one suspected brigade size units located in central Burma - and 50+ fighters at Mandalay.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will, in a few days, launch an attack against enemy units east of Benkolen.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division is moving forward and will reach central Burma in 24H.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3. Will be activated in 4 days.
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.


CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
250 000 troops located three hexes west of Wuchang and moving in a western direction (toward Changsha).

Current op:
North China Army: has taken over 11th Army defense positions N of Hankow.

1st Army: 37th Division defended itself successfully (with air support):

Allied Shock attack
Attacking force 4500 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1095
Defending force 11901 troops, 112 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 368
Allied adjusted assault: 19
Japanese adjusted defense: 246
Allied assault odds: 1 to 12

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
382 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 91 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled


12th Army: alerted to support 37th Division rescue effort (co-ordinated by North China Army).

11th Army: moving to new defense line at Wuchang.

China Area Fleet: four heavy cruisers have been returned to Combined Fleet and will return to Singapore.

25th Air Flottila: underway to Canton. Naval air units will be organized in about 5 days.

13th Army: holding defense positions.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines at Palmyra: one AO sunk.
Enemy armour Bn counter-attack at Xmas island fails.

Japanese ground losses:
238 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 26 (26 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 91 (46 destroyed, 45 disabled)


Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: KB2 will resupply at Palmyra in 24H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Transportation of Naval engineer unit to Tulagi.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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28 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 2/1/2013 3:56:18 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL

Current op:
CS Nisshin severely damaged yesterday. Will arrive Xmas island in 72H.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will attack enemy units east of Benkolen in 24H.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division will attack Meiktila in 24H.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3. Will be activated in 72H.
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.


CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy made an effort to attack and destroy 37th Division.

Current op:
North China Army: has taken over 11th Army defense positions N of Hankow.

1st Army: enemy attack against 37th Division: Ground combat at 85,41 (near Sian) - Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 31247 troops, 290 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1029
Defending force 11873 troops, 112 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 366
Allied adjusted assault: 560
Japanese adjusted defense: 190
Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
875 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 92 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
286 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:
38th Chinese Corps
96th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
47th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
20th Artillery Regiment
15th Group Army
18th Artillery Regiment
23rd Group Army
41st AA Regiment


Defending units: 37th Division

12th Army: alerted to support 37th Division rescue effort (co-ordinated by North China Army).

11th Army: moving to new defense line at Wuchang.

25th Air Flottila: underway to Canton. Naval air units will be organized in about 4 days.

13th Army: holding defense positions.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines near Palmyra/Xmas island
Naval Air search base located and destroyed at Starbuck island (13 PBY-5 Catalina lost)

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: KB2 has again 100% sorties. 2nd landing/attack at Palmyra island will commence in 48-72H. Xmas is bombarded every night.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Transportation of Naval engineer unit to Tulagi.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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29 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 2/1/2013 9:16:17 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines near Xmas island (hunting for damaged CS Nisshin).

Current op:
CS Nisshin will arrive Xmas island in 4-6 days.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions (with heavy air support) attacked enemy units east of Benkolen:

Ground combat at 46,91 (near Benkoelen) - Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17814 troops, 231 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 596
Defending force 12731 troops, 168 guns, 53 vehicles, Assault Value = 293
Japanese adjusted assault: 325
Allied adjusted defense: 529
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1212 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled

Allied ground losses:
392 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 24 (1 destroyed, 23 disabled)


Assaulting units:
12th Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
26th Fld AA Gun Co

Defending units:
1st KNIL Regiment
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
9th Indian Division
110th RAF Base Force
Commandement Marine
48th Light AA Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Bandoeng Base Force
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
Batavia Base Force
Malaya Army
112th RAF Base Force


15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division captured Meiktila and a small enemy Bn (13th Burma Rifles Battalion) was destroyed. Regimental Combat Teams will move to the rest of central Burma: Magwe, Mandalay and Taung G.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3. Will be activated in 48H.
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.


CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
About 40+ fighters (P-40E) at Sian.

Current op:
North China Army: has taken over 11th Army defense positions N of Hankow.

12th Army: moving units to support 37th Division rescue effort (co-ordinated by North China Army).

11th Army: moving to new defense line at Wuchang.

25th Air Flottila: arrived at Canton. Naval air units will be organized in about 3 days.

13th Army: holding defense positions.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Submarines near Palmyra/Xmas island (one xAK light damage from a torpedo).
Air transportation efforts (Catalinas?) between Xmas island and Canton island.
AKE spotted docked at Canton island.
Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at San Francisco (suspected carriers?).

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The 2nd landing/attack at Palmyra island will commence in 48H. Xmas island is bombarded every night:

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 15 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 8 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
CA Furutaka
CA Aoba
DD Mutsuki
DD Oboro
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Samidare
DD Akigumo

Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 22
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 7
Port supply hits 1

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Naval engineer unit is disembarking at Tulagi.
23rd Air Flottilla is redeploying to this area (Rabaul).

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.
NEW: 14th ARMY operation IV (Port Moresby).



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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30 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 2/2/2013 2:20:22 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines near Xmas island (hunting for damaged CS Nisshin).
One CL spotted near Hornisland/Torres strait, most likely heading toward Darwin area.
Heavy Volume of Radio transmissions detected at Perth (many ships in the harbour).

Current op:
CS Nisshin was hit by a third torpedo- she is still heading for Xmas island - ETA is 72H.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will attack enemy units (9th Indian Division) east of Benkolen again in a few days. Landings at Oosthaven will commence in 72H.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division's three regiments are moving toward Magwe, Mandalay and Taung G. 5th Air Division is alerted to redeploy to Central Burma.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Supported by KB1/3. Will be activated in 24H.
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Fighters at Sian and Henyang.

Current op:
North China Army: co-ordinating relief operation of 37th Division.

1st and 12th Army: moving units to support 37th Division rescue effort (co-ordinated by North China Army).

11th Army: NIL.

13th Army: NIL.

25th Air Flottila: Naval air units will be organized in about 2 days.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! One PG? and two AMC? spotted NV Palmyra, most likely hunting for resupply convoys.
One DD spotted south of Xmas island.
AKE at Canton island.

Current op:
Two CLs and 6 DDs, and a heavy support force, will engage enemy naval units NV Palmyra.

14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: The 2nd landing/attack at Palmyra island will commence in 24H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Naval engineer unit has disembarked at Tulagi.
23rd Air Flottilla is redeploying to this area (initially Truk-Rabaul).

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.
14th ARMY operation IV (Port Moresby).



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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31 Mar 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 2/2/2013 11:55:24 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines near Xmas island (hunting for damaged CS Nisshin).

Current op:
CS Nisshin heading for Xmas island - ETA is 24H.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will attack enemy units (9th Indian Division) east of Benkolen again in a few days. Landings at Oosthaven will commence in 48H.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division's three regiments are moving toward Magwe, Mandalay and Taung G. 5th Air Division will redeploy to Central Burma in 48-72H.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

ACTIVATED, INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Embarktion of 16th ARMY (2nd and 38th Divisions) has begun in Singapore.

Planned op:
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to destroy 37th Division.

Current op:
North China Army: co-ordinating relief operation of 37th Division.

1st and 12th Army: moving units to support 37th Division rescue effort (co-ordinated by North China Army).

11th Army: NIL.

13th Army: NIL.

25th Air Flottila: Naval air units will be reassign to 25th Air Flottila during the next two weeks.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Alert! a strong TF moved into area Kwajalein - Palmyra - see below.
Activity at Canton island.

Current op:
The following enemy TF attacked a refuel TF (empty) bwteen Kwajalein and Palmyra:

CL Raleigh
CL Helena
CL Honolulu
DD Cummings
DD Conyngham
DD Reid
DD Tucker
DD Cassin
DD Worden


Own losses: 1 CL Kashima (slow), 3 AO (empty) and 1 DD sunk. 1 CL (Abukuma) and 1 DD severely damaged .
1 CL and 6 DD will engage enemy tomorrow. Enemy has probably very litte ammunition left and most of the enemy ships are also slightly damaged.
Furthermore, CA Kako sank due to earlier damage (Xmas island coastal artillery) at Palmyra.

14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: the attack on Xmas island:

Ground combat at Christmas Island (174,141) - Japanese Shock attack (only one unit shock attacked)
Attacking force 32088 troops, 367 guns, 430 vehicles, Assault Value = 921
Defending force 18801 troops, 628 guns, 624 vehicles, Assault Value = 253

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 817
Allied adjusted defense: 286
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 3)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 3

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3096 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 192 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 37 disabled
Guns lost 20 (8 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 27 (7 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Units destroyed 1 (the naval guard unit that landed)

Allied ground losses:
1282 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 93 disabled
Non Combat: 36 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 46 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 58 (3 destroyed, 55 disabled)
Vehicles lost 53 (47 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Assaulting units:
51st Naval Guard Unit
14th Division
26th Recon Regiment
65th Brigade
63rd Naval Guard Unit
1st Recon Regiment
20th Recon Regiment
1st Infantry Regiment
1st Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
27th Electric Engineer Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
1st Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
110th Combat Engineer Battalion (destroyed)
31st Infantry Regiment
192nd Tank Battalion (destroyed)
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
34th Infantry Regiment
95th Coast AA Regiment
111th USN Base Force
98th Coast AA Regiment
Christmas USN CPNAB
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
198th Field Artillery Battalion
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
198th Coast AA Regiment
64th Coast AA Regiment
47th Construction Regiment
32nd Aviation Base Force


The 3rd attack on Xmas island will commence in 72H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
23rd Air Flottilla is redeploying to Truk-Rabaul.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.
14th ARMY operation IV (Port Moresby).



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.




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1 Apr 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 2/3/2013 1:46:47 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Many submarines near Xmas island (hunting for damaged CS Nisshin).
Two Royal Navy DD sank two AKEs and two PBs west of Victoria Point.

Current op:
CS Nisshin (severely damaged after three torpedo hits) is docked at Xmas island next to an AR.

TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will attack enemy units (9th Indian Division) east of Benkolen again in 48H. Landings at Oosthaven will commence in 24H.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division's three regiments are moving toward Magwe, Mandalay and Taung G. 5th Air Division will redeploy to Central Burma in 48H.

INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): Embarkation of Landing Forces A and B has finished at Singapore. Embarkation of Landing Force C will commence in 24H. First TFs will sail toward Medan for refueling. More than 250 ships are activated for this operation. Support will be given by KB1/3, 21st and 22nd Air Flotillas, 3rd Air Division. Combined Fleet is in charge of the naval operation, while 16th Army is in control of the ground operation.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to destroy 37th Division.

Current op:
North China Army: co-ordinating relief operation of 37th Division.

1st and 12th Army: moving units to support 37th Division rescue effort (co-ordinated by North China Army).

11th Army: NIL.

13th Army: NIL.

25th Air Flotilla: Naval air units will be reassigned to 25th Air Flotilla during the next two weeks (Two Zero Air Groups and One Nell Air Group).

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
H & H TF retreated to the NE (Johnston island?)
Activity at Canton island.
Suspected submarine minelaying at Xmas island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: the attack on Xmas island: The 3rd attack on Xmas island will commence in 24H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
23rd Air Flotilla is redeploying to Truk-Rabaul.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.
14th ARMY operation IV (Port Moresby).



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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2 Apr 1942 - GHQ REPORT - 2/4/2013 8:32:19 PM   
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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Several APDs spotted by submarine I-158 southwest Port Blair.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 5th and 18th Divisions will attack enemy units (9th Indian Division) east of Benkolen again in 24H. The 21st Division landed successfully at Oosthaven and will attack in 24H.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division's three regiments are moving toward Magwe, Mandalay and Taung G. The civil administration surrendered Magwe. Oil installations are fully operational. 5th Air Division and 21st Air Flotilla are in the process of redeploying to central Burma.

INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): All TFs are underway.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to destroy 37th Division.

Current op:
North China Army (incl 1st and 12th Army): the relief operation of 37th Division has begun.

11th Army: NIL.

13th Army: NIL.

25th Air Flotilla: NIL.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
H & H TF not spotted.
Activity at Canton island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: the attack on Xmas island: The 3rd attack on Xmas island:

Ground combat at Christmas Island (174,141) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 30765 troops, 358 guns, 430 vehicles, Assault Value = 796
Defending force 17730 troops, 623 guns, 595 vehicles, Assault Value = 169
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 416
Allied adjusted defense: 602
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
821 casualties reported
Squads: 41 destroyed, 66 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 69 disabled
Guns lost 15 (5 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 55 (14 destroyed, 41 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
894 casualties reported
Squads: 74 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 82 (39 destroyed, 43 disabled)


Assaulting units:
20th Recon Regiment
63rd Naval Guard Unit
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
1st Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind. Engineer Regiment
26th Recon Regiment
1st Infantry Regiment
1st Recon Regiment
65th Brigade
27th Electric Engineer Regiment
14th Division
4th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
31st Infantry Regiment
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
34th Infantry Regiment
198th Field Artillery Battalion
47th Construction Regiment
57th Coastal Artillery Regiment
198th Coast AA Regiment
111th USN Base Force
95th Coast AA Regiment
808th Engineer Aviation Battalion
Christmas USN CPNAB
64th Coast AA Regiment
98th Coast AA Regiment
32nd Aviation Base Force


Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
23rd Air Flotilla is redeploying to Truk-Rabaul.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.
14th ARMY operation IV (Port Moresby).



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.




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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Some ships spotted west of Northern Sumatra.
two? ships spotted at Cocos island.
B-17s from Cocos island attack Xmas island (no damage).

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: The attack by 5th and 18th Divisions:

Ground combat at 46,91 (near Benkoelen) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 17822 troops, 236 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 573
Defending force 12041 troops, 163 guns, 53 vehicles, Assault Value = 235
Japanese adjusted assault: 310
Allied adjusted defense: 135
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
740 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4464 casualties reported
Squads: 140 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 303 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 43 (31 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (6 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 12


Assaulting units:
114th Infantry Regiment
55th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
56th Recon Regiment
42nd Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 1st SNLF
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
25th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
26th Fld AA Gun Co

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!:
1st KNIL Regiment
9th Indian Division
110th RAF Base Force
Malaya Army
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
48th Light AA Regiment
Batavia Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Commandement Marine
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Bandoeng Base Force
112th RAF Base Force


The 21st Division captured Oosthaven:
Allied ground losses:
1802 casualties reported
Squads: 70 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 73 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 49 (48 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 4, Units destroyed 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!:
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
7th RAA Coastal Artillery Regiment (destroyed)
1st Hyderabad Battalion
1st KNIL AA Battalion
Batavia Coastal Gun Battalion (destroyed)
Teloekbetoeng Base Force


Furthermore, 21st Division has discovered and captured a huge fuel depot at Oosthaven (125 000).

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. The 33rd Division will attack Mandalay and Taung G in 24H.
5th Air Division and 21st Air Flotilla are redeploying to central Burma.

INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): All TFs are underway.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to destroy 37th Division.
Suspected ground movements in Southern China.

Current op:
North China Army (incl 1st and 12th Army): moving forward to attack.

11th Army: NIL.

13th Army: NIL.

25th Air Flotilla: NIL.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Suspected major convoy 30 hexes east of Hilo (Hawaii).

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: the next (4th) attack on Xmas island will commence in 48H. Johnston island was bombarded by RADM Goto TF (BB Hiei, 2 CA and 3 DD). No signs of enemy ships.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
23rd Air Flotilla is redeploying to Truk-Rabaul.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.
14th ARMY operation IV (Port Moresby).



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Spotted ships further west of Northern Sumatra (12 hexes).
Cocos island bombarded by 2nd BB Division (at least 12 bombers destroyed).
No fighters and bombers located at Port Blair.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 18th Division will advance to the north towards Djambi IOT hinder enemy units to link up with the two enemy divisions at Djambi.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. Mandalay and Taung G was captured (two enemy Battalions lost and retreated).
5th Air Division has redeployed its fighter units to central Burma (Magwe).

INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): All TFs are underway.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to destroy 37th Division.
Suspected ground movements in Southern China.

Current op:
North China Army (incl 1st and 12th Army): moving forward to attack.

11th Army: NIL.

13th Army: NIL.

25th Air Flotilla: NIL.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Two TFs (suspected mine laying) four hexes SW Canton island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: the next (4th) attack on Xmas island will commence in 24H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
23rd Air Flotilla will finish redeployment of main units to Truk in 24H.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.
14th ARMY operation IV (Port Moresby).



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)

Enemy sitrep:
Two coastal artillery regiments at Port Blair.

Current op:
TORA SAKUSEN-2: capture of Djambi oilfield: 18th Division is advancing to the north towards Djambi IOT hinder enemy units to link up with the two enemy divisions at Djambi.

15th ARMY Operation I: Conquest of Central Burma. Next target will be Lashio in eastern central Burma.

INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): All TFs are underway. Port Blair was bombarded by three CA - no report of damage.

Establishment of safe convoy route and air patrol bases for ASW (Borneo-Philippines): IJN Engineers are building airfields at Jesselton and Puerto Princessa.

Planned op:
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed).
25th ARMY operation II: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.



CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy is trying to destroy 37th Division.
Suspected ground movements in Southern China.

Current op:
North China Army (incl 1st and 12th Army): moving forward to attack.

11th Army: NIL.

13th Army: NIL.

25th Air Flotilla: NIL.

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



4th FLEET (Central Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
Enemy TF moved to the west from Canton island.

Current op:
14th ARMY operation I: landing at Palmyra & Xmas island: the 4th attack on Xmas island:

Ground combat at Christmas Island (174,141) - Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 30634 troops, 361 guns, 432 vehicles, Assault Value = 809
Defending force 17040 troops, 588 guns, 597 vehicles, Assault Value = 132
Japanese adjusted assault: 883
Allied adjusted defense: 287
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1963 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Guns lost 15 (4 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 39 (12 destroyed, 27 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1194 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 73 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Guns lost 65 (21 destroyed, 44 disabled)
Vehicles lost 64 (39 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Next attack will commence in 48H.

Planned op:
14th ARMY operation III.



SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
23rd Air Flotilla has finished redeployment of main units to Truk.

Planned op:
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
14th ARMY operation II.
14th ARMY operation IV (Port Moresby).



5th FLEET (North Pacific)

Enemy sitrep:
NIL.

Current op:
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.

Planned op:
NIL.



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