PT boat skipper
02 May 1942
SOUTHERN ARMY (Burma-Java-Ambon)
ALERT: Enemy attack 16th Army mobile units east of Dacca with 30 heavy bombers. In an air battle, several heavy bombers are damaged. Three fighters are lost.
Enemy brigade at Dacca is still moving to the northwest (withdrawing or not?)
Northern Burma/Katka: enemy concentration of 10+ ground units.
Combined Fleet has reported that the following enemy bases were bombarded during the night: Cocos island, Port Blair, Cox Bazar and Diamond harbour. One enemy (dutch) submarine sunk at Cocos island.
INMON SAKUSEN (16th ARMY operation I): reinforcements are arriving. Dacca will be recaptured in a few days.
Mobile units (1st and 2nd Tank Divisions) are moving west towards Dacca.
21st Division is moving to Comilla.
2nd Division (-) captured Cox Bazar:
Units destroyed 2: 84th Indian Brigade, 10th Burma Rifles Battalion
2927 casualties reported
Squads: 176 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 106 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 50 (50 destroyed, 0 disabled)
15th Army will capture Katka IOT establish another airfield (5th Air Division).
5th Air Division: resting
3rd Air Division and 21st Air Flotilla will protect Chittagong.
TORA SAKUSEN-2: 18th Division is advancing south IOT mop up remaining enemy units southwest of Palembang. Lahat will be attacked again, as soon as the base SW of Palembang is captured by 5th Division. 5th Division has invested Djambi (north and west) and will attack SW from Palembang.
ASW and CONVOY COMMAND: No submarine activity reported in area Singapore-Tokyo.
25th ARMY operation II: INMON SAKUSEN (support 16th ARMY).
16th ARMY operation II: Landing at Port Blair (postponed)
25th ARMY operation III: SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.
CHINA EXPEDITIONARY ARMY
North China Army (incl 1st and 12th Army): defending positions.
11th Army: preparing for SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN.
13th Army: NIL.
25th Air Flotilla: resting.
SANGOKUICHI SAKUSEN: the total conquest of China.
4th FLEET (Central Pacific)
Alert: enemy TF (CL?) probably one CA (New Orleans), one CL (Honolulu) and 6 DDs, spotted nine hexes SW Johnston island.
Johnston island: around four escorts (PC).
Canton island: about 15 bombers.
14th ARMY operation III (HAWAII): embarkation will commence in 24H.
SOUTHEAST AREA FLEET (New Guinea - South Pacific)
Port Moresby: 50 fighters, 25 000 troops.
Horn island, 30 fighters, 15 bombers, about 5 000 troops.
Buildup of air (lvl 4) and naval bases at: Madang and Tulagi.
Transportation of AAA rgt to Rabaul completed.
17th ARMY operation I (New Caledonia).
14th ARMY operation IV (Port Moresby).
5th FLEET (North Pacific)
Radio transmissions detected at Adak Island
Convoy movements: Karafuto-Hokkaido-Honshu.