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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 9/16/2013 1:33:01 PM   
Bullwinkle58


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July 23, 1942

Post Server Crash

AAR entries lost in Matrix server crash. This is the combat report for continuity.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 23, 42
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Sub attack near Truk at 112,109

Japanese Ships
PB Shuko Maru #5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grayback

SS Grayback launches 2 torpedoes
Sub escapes detection


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Sub attack near Ponape at 119,113

Japanese Ships
xAK Siraha Maru
xAK Kuwayama Maru
PB Kinsyo Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Wahoo, hits 4

SS Wahoo launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Siraha Maru
Wahoo bottoming out ....
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Truk at 111,106

Japanese Ships
PB Choko Maru #2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Sento Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tuna

Massive explosion on PB Choko Maru #2
SS Tuna launches 2 torpedoes at PB Choko Maru #2
Tuna diving deep ....
PB Sento Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Sento Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Sento Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Sento Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Sento Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
AO Toei Maru
AO Toho Maru
AO Kokuyo Maru
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
SS Herring

SS Herring launches 4 torpedoes at AO Toei Maru
Herring bottoming out ....
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Roi-Namur at 133,114

Japanese Ships
LB-114

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

LB-114 is sighted by SS Thresher
SS Thresher cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LB


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Sub attack near Sabang at 44,70

Japanese Ships
PB Teibo Maru #2
SC CHa-21

Allied Ships
SS Growler, hits 4

SS Growler launches 2 torpedoes at PB Teibo Maru #2
Growler bottoming out ....
PB Teibo Maru #2 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-21 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-21 is out of ASW ammo
SC CHa-21 is out of ASW ammo
SC CHa-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
AO Kokuyo Maru
AO Toho Maru
AO Nippon Maru
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
SS Tambor

SS Tambor launches 4 torpedoes at AO Kokuyo Maru
Tambor bottoming out ....
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Kuroshima at 98,61

Japanese Ships
xAK Oregon Maru
xAK Kaimei Maru
xAK Sumatra Maru
xAK Italy Maru
DMS W-21

Allied Ships
SS Grampus

SS Grampus launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Oregon Maru
Grampus diving deep ....
DMS W-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-21 attacking submerged sub ....
DMS W-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Ponape at 119,113

Japanese Ships
PB Shonan Maru #1
xAK Kuwayama Maru
PB Kinsyo Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Wahoo

SS Wahoo launches 2 torpedoes at PB Shonan Maru #1
Wahoo bottoming out ....
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
AO Nippon Maru
AO Toho Maru
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
SS Tambor, hits 2

SS Tambor launches 6 torpedoes at AO Nippon Maru
Tambor bottoming out ....
DD Yugao attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Ponape at 119,113

Japanese Ships
xAK Siraha Maru
PB Kinsyo Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Siraha Maru
Skipjack bottoming out ....
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kinsyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
G3M2 Nell x 13

No Japanese losses

Port hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
G4M1 Betty x 18

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
11 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 25

No Japanese losses

Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 29th Chinese Corps, at 57,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4
Ki-32 Mary x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 22nd (East African) Brigade, at 47,92 (Lahat)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 10

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on III/66th Naval Guard Unit, at 96,119 (Wewak)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on III/66th Naval Guard Unit, at 96,119 (Wewak)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 3000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Roi-Namur , at 132,114

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Madras Construction Battalion, at 46,58 (Port Blair)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G3M3 Nell x 31

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 14 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Madras Construction Battalion, at 46,58 (Port Blair)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 14th Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
I-15-III x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 6 damaged

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
4th FG/21st FS CAF with I-15-III (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead





< Message edited by Bullwinkle58 -- 9/16/2013 1:34:49 PM >


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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 9/16/2013 1:34:41 PM   
Bullwinkle58


Posts: 8468
Joined: 2/24/2009
Status: online
July 24, 1942

Post Server Crash

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 24, 42
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Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
PB Hakkaisan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Kyo Maru #8

Allied Ships
SS Thresher, hits 1

SS Thresher launches 2 torpedoes at PB Hakkaisan Maru
Thresher bottoming out ....
PB Kyo Maru #8 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kyo Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Eniwetok at 127,108

Japanese Ships
DD Fubuki
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
DD Ikazuchi
DD Yayoi
DD Usugumo

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish launches 2 torpedoes at DD Fubuki
Guardfish bottoming out ....
DD Yayoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Usugumo fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yayoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yayoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yayoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yayoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yayoi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Roi-Namur at 133,114

Japanese Ships
LB-114

Allied Ships
SS Herring

SS Herring cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LB


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Night Naval bombardment of Eniwetok at 127,108

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
DD Yayoi
DD Usugumo
DD Fubuki
DD Ikazuchi

Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (5 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 18
Port hits 9
Port fuel hits 6
Port supply hits 3

BB Yamashiro firing at 148th Infantry Regiment
BB Fuso firing at Eniwetok
BB Mutsu firing at Eniwetok
BB Nagato firing at 148th Infantry Regiment
CA Kinugasa firing at Eniwetok
CA Aoba firing at Eniwetok
DD Yayoi firing at 148th Infantry Regiment
DD Usugumo firing at Eniwetok
DD Fubuki firing at 148th Infantry Regiment
DD Ikazuchi firing at Eniwetok


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tavoy at 52,59, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Naganami
xAK Kimishima Maru
xAK Chicago Maru
xAK Panama Maru
xAK Africa Maru
xAK Kirikawa Maru
xAK Tuyama Maru

Allied Ships
CM Abdiel

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Sub attack near Aogashima at 114,66

Japanese Ships
DD Mutsuki
CM Saishu
CM Ishizaki
CM Hoko
CM Naryu
CMc Washizaki

Allied Ships
SS Finback

SS Finback launches 4 torpedoes at DD Mutsuki
Finback diving deep ....
DD Mutsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mutsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mutsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mutsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mutsuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 35

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 12
Sea Hurricane Ib x 6
P-38E Lightning x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 11
P-40E Warhawk x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 2 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
No.803 Sqn FAA with Fulmar II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
8th FG/35th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 7 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
G3M2 Nell x 12

No Japanese losses

Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G3M3 Nell x 24

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 12 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B Marauder: 5 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Port Blair , at 46,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 22

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 12 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 4 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 26

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Eniwetok , at 127,108

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 4
Sea Hurricane Ib x 4
P-38E Lightning x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 66 minutes
8th FG/35th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.803 Sqn FAA with Fulmar II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 34
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 34
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 45

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 3
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
Hurricane IIc Trop x 2
Mohawk IV x 1
P-38E Lightning x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 13 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet
12 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
24 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 11000 feet
33 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.155 Sqn RAF with Mohawk IV (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.273 Sqn RAF with Fulmar II (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
23rd FG/76th FS with P-38E Lightning (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 3rd Carabiniers Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 150th RAC Regiment ...
Also attacking 16th Light Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 60th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Carabiniers Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 150th RAC Regiment ...
Also attacking 60th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 23rd Indian Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
23rd FG/76th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 22nd (East African) Brigade, at 47,92 (Lahat)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 10
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 16

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
23rd FG/76th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 12500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

Also attacking 107th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tavoy at 53,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
Beaufort I x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Kirikawa Maru
xAK Chicago Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Beaufort I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1/C with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 112,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
AO Iro
DD Tachikaze
AO Erimo
AO Hayamoto

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
1 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
1 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
6th Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
6th Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
6th Ku S-1/C with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Arare, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CL Katori, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Hawaii Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Arizona Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Oite, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AV Sanuki Maru, Bomb hits 2

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

Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 75th Indian Brigade, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 75th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 75th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
2nd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
2nd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tavoy at 53,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
Hudson IIIa x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson IIIa: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Chicago Maru, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Hudson IIIa bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1/C with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 112,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Tachikaze

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
6th Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
6th Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
6th Ku S-1/C with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes

Training flight from 6th Ku S-1/B has been caught up in attack


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Afternoon Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
G4M1 Betty x 6

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 1
Sea Hurricane Ib x 5
P-38E Lightning x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 31000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 26000 , scrambling fighters to 34200.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.803 Sqn FAA with Fulmar II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
8th FG/35th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 29th Chinese Corps, at 57,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4
Ki-32 Mary x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 16th Light Cavalry Regiment, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 3
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
Hurricane IIc Trop x 1
Mohawk IV x 1
P-38E Lightning x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Raid is overhead
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.155 Sqn RAF with Mohawk IV (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.273 Sqn RAF with Fulmar II (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40E Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
23rd FG/76th FS with P-38E Lightning (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Alor , at 70,114

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 6

No Allied losses

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Hudson I bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Hudson I bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
Mohawk IV x 1
B-24D Liberator x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
2nd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Submarine attack near Roi-Namur at 133,114

Japanese Ships
LB-114

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

LB-114 is sighted by SS Thresher
SS Thresher cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LB




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July 25, 1942

With Love From Soerbaja

1) Today saw a demonstration of why Japan doesn't want to let the Allies hold Soerbaja in the late summer of 1942. Nine B-17s port attack Kendari after some good recon. The CAP is heavy, but Zeros break off and decline to attack in four chunks, so the reinforcement waves are ineffective. The Forts get over the target in good order at 5000 feet, and these pilots have been flying Oil missions for months now. Forts carry a lot of bombs.

Morning Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Oite, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TB Hato, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Katori, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kasumi, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Urakaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AV Sanuki Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Anyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
APD Shimakaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Aratama Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Melbourne Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AR Akashi, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 2

Three rounds of "ship(s) sunk" sound effects heard over the rest of the turn.

2) Something similar tried at Truk where the recon is also excellent. These B-17s are tired, the pilots greener. Also lose one to a balloon, a good reminder that 5000-6000 feet isn't free. One good hit though. Message that Truk has radar. Need to remember that.

Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CS Nisshin, Bomb hits 1

Sugita, S. in a A6M2 Zero makes head on attack ... forces B-17E Fortress out of formation

3) The chess game continues at Rangoon. I don't have confidence I'm winning here. This may be a very big, years-long mistake due to Indian, Aussie, and Brit replacement rates, but I'm committed. As Chungking will probably be gone shortly I need to use the Chinese for something worth it, and if I can, balance the VPs I will lose at Chungking. The air assault on the stack sitting in the Rangoon hex has done a lot of disabling damage. Has cost Japan hundreds of planes too, but he can build more of those. I think supplies were a critical factor for Japan, but now at least two medium large convoys have made it in and I can't muster the B-26s to get through against his CAP. Against in-transit merchants the Port Blair air force has done a little with torpedo Beauforts, but he is again plastering the island with Bettys and I have had to move the surviving B-26s to Ramree and Prome where they can't reach down the coast. And I can't get any navy in except subs due to overwhelming long-range torpedo bomber forces.

My overall strategy is to hold, with damage, at Rangoon and pin that huge Japanese defense stack. Pegu has about the same defenders it had when my attackers were driven north six weeks or so ago. At least one Guards Division, and a couple of others, plus support. These Allied units have been left completely alone from the air, and have somewhat recovered with some additions from Tougoo. The Big Stack, now in transit to Toungoo in Strat, will march on Pegu immediately. My hope (no calculations) is they win at Pegu and force a survivors' retreat to Rangoon, further pressuring supplies. With Pegu the land supply routes are plugged and he has sea and internal power as long as Resources last. He has no Oil from Magwe, so refinery supply does not exist in Rangoon. At that point I would do a Shock cross-river attack from Pegu with everything but a retreat-holding unit. And then an attack by the long-suffering stack at Rangoon from the other side. And hope that's enough to shatter the defenses.

But if the Big Stack can't take Pegu it all comes down. Even if it does win at Pegu I may not have enough engineers in the Rangoon stack to deal with the Forts (6 I think.) It's a gamble.

If it falls apart I have Bassein retreat open and good supply coming down from Chittagong. The Pegu stack could stay to threaten, or try to go south for Chiang Mai and cut the railhead there. Then wait out the monsoon and for some air power. If Chungking falls in the interim the Chinese LCUs won't take replacements and may have to live lean until 1944 when I may be able to re-take their capital.

I never liked chess much.

4) To add to the mix, one of the biggest Bombardment missions I've ever seen comes up the river to Rangoon and lets loose on the Allied stack. I don't know how far these guys need to go to get more bullets, and there's fuel at Sabang/Medan, but if it's used in ships it's not used in HI factories. This bombardment did little damage, but was exciting.

Naval bombardment of Rangoon at 54,53

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
CA Myoko
CL Tama
CL Abukuma
CL Yura
CL Natori
CL Isuzu
DD Yunagi
DD Asanagi
DD Hatakaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Mikazuki
DD Minazuki
DD Akebono
DD Oboro
DD Amagiri
DD Yugiri
DD Sagiri
DD Ayanami
DD Uranami
DD Shirayuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Kagero
DD Kazegumo
DD Akigumo

Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

5) SNAGGLEPUSS postscript. Rota, in the Marianas, done as a prod, gets a reaction. He couldn't ignore it as it's possible to use Rota as a shuttle base if left alone, but one SST-worth of Kanga troops gets a landing which costs 104 men before a shot is fired.

Pre-Invasion action off Rota (107,95)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
PB Edo Maru
xAK Koryu Maru

PB Edo Maru fired at enemy troops

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Amphibious Assault at Rota (107,95)

TF 210 troops unloading over beach at Rota, 107,95

Japanese ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)

6) Eniwetok continues to get multiple sweeps and 30+ Nell bombing runs. Slight supply destruction, not much else. Forts are pretty close to 4, supply about 32,000.

7) Construction:

Attu Island expands airfield to size 2
Umnak Island expands airfield to size 6
Katha expands airfield to size 1
Aden expands airfield to size 7
Calcutta expands port to size 6
Chittagong expands airfield to size 8
Sholapur expands airfield to size 2

No Night Bombing Today

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Kendari Again

1) Even after all these years it's still possible to see a message not encountered before:

"SS Tambor detects surfaced submarine at 131, 113 but it immediately dives"

2) The Rota op attracts a total of four xAKs plus at least two escorts, landing to deal with one SST-worth of Aussie commandos. The attack re-takes the island, but I suspect the garrison will stay now and need to be supplied. If so, mission accomplished. About 160 total Japanese casualties.

Ground combat at Rota (107,95)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 1225 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 71 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Japanese adjusted assault: 11

Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Rota !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 8th SNLF

Defending units:
Kanga Force Bn /2

3) The B-17s come calling at Kendari again. They meet a Zero CAP partly on Training and finish off three good combatants. Three sunk ship sound effects heard.

Morning Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Kasumi, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage
CL Katori, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Oite, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk


Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 5000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

4) Port Blair is heavily bombed, costing two damaged B-26s destroyed. About half of the bombers which would have hit the Rangoon stack come to Port Blair today, so small blessings. Standard results at Rangoon; about 150 casualties for many damaged and destroyed 2Es. Soerbaja is bombed too, but there's more CAP there. The Fulmers left behind by the various travails of the RN carriers are doing very well against Zeros, and I actually have some of them in the pools. Soerbaja will go to Forts 6 tomorrow. Chungking rounds out the prep bombing, but not as much. With 60 LCUS now heading in to siege maybe bombers aren't important. Supply at Chungking dips below 4000.

5) The Big Stack begins unpacking at Toungoo and is aimed at Pegu. Two fully-rested 350 AV Chinese corps already at Toungoo are also committed to the march. In for a penny . . .

6) The first large tanker TF seen in the war attacked and missed NE of Balikpapan.

Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
DD Wakaba
TK Zuiyo Maru
TK Ryuei Maru
TK Nissho Maru
TK Kozui Maru
TK Kanze Maru
DD Asakaze

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon


7) The same huge bombardment TF at Rangoon hits again. Assume it is re-loading from local supply. It causes 11 casualties in the Allied stack. I have three subs trying to penetrate Rangoon against large numbers of enemy mines. Not very hopeful.

8) Bombing pressure kept up on Eniwetok. Two Seabee units plus some combat engineers are fixing the damage daily, but just. No additional forts are going up. At Roi-Namur Japan tries a deliberate attack and suffers, losing one LCU as well.

Ground combat at Roi-Namur (132,114)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 666 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Defending force 4084 troops, 12 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 79

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 69

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
529 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
7th Indpt SNLF Coy
43rd Naval Guard Unit
7th JNAF Coy
24th Air Flotilla
2nd Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
102nd Combat Engr Rgt /9
148th Infantry Rgt /6
177th USAAF Base Force
6th USN Naval Construction Battalion


Night Bombing

--two small B-26 missions on Rangoon AF do not fly


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Moulmein Reinforcements

1) Quite a bit of naval activity at Moulmein as TFs are in port, the LCU count jumps to seven, and subs and B-26s harass the comings and goings.

-ASW attack near Moulmein at 54,55

Japanese Ships
DD Shiratsuyu
xAK Akiura Maru

Allied Ships
SS O23, hits 1

--Morning Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 54,55

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Amagi Maru
xAK Kumagawa Maru

--Morning Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,55

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Africa Maru, Bomb hits 1

--Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 54,55

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed

--Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 55,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Africa Maru, Shell hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

--Sub attack near Moulmein at 54,55

Japanese Ships
xAK Kumagawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Akiura Maru
DD Shiratsuyu

Allied Ships
SS O23, hits 1

The three Chinese corps, one south, two east, slowly approach Moulmein at not much more than a mile a day.

2) Rangoon bombing kills about 200 Allied for a normal amount of losses to Japanese air. The stack for Pegu out on the road tot he north of that base is stopped and held as it was approaching too fast. The Big Stack is still at Toungoo unpacking; I want everyone in one pile and then head into Pegu together. Supply is becoming an issue in the Rangoon stack. Calcutta and Bombay can't keep up. Ships are available to carry to Chittagong, but the supply is at daily build rates. I have four big convoys from Ct to Bombay in the wormhole, but it will be a couple of weeks.

3) SS Herring gets a fish into a big AO in Kwaj harbor. Fires seen and that sometimes is enough for an AO at a small base with little naval support. Hoping.

Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
AO Kyokuto Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AO Toho Maru
AO Kokuyo Maru
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
SS Herring, hits 1

4) Port Blair hit by 30 bombers; 16 damaged, 1 destroyed. A Hudson is destroyed on the ground. No CAP here, and most of the bombers have been dealt to Prome and Ramree. The B-26s were all aimed today at Moulmein, not Rangoon. They are just too few in number to really do much.

5) The attack at Chungking does not come. Japan is resting. The LCU count there shifts to 53 from 60 yesterday. 53 is a number I often saw for the stack one hex away, so maybe that is a better number than 60. Will it really matter with supply in the city at 2500? Naaaaah.

6) Allies foolishly try to follow up yesterday's bad attack by Japan at Roi-Namur. Not enough arty, not enough engineers for Forts 3. Won't do this again. This attack does show that the unit destroyed yesterday in Japan's attack was the 7th Indpt SNLF Coy and not one of the support LCUs.

Ground combat at Roi-Namur (132,114)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3637 troops, 12 guns, 64 vehicles, Assault Value = 84

Defending force 3273 troops, 18 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 63

Allied adjusted assault: 16

Japanese adjusted defense: 50

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 3)

Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
105 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
975 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
102nd Combat Engr Rgt /9
148th Infantry Rgt /6
177th USAAF Base Force
6th USN Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
43rd Naval Guard Unit
24th Air Flotilla
7th JNAF Coy
2nd Naval Construction Battalion

Night Bombing

--NIGHT AIR OPERATIONS PHASE
B-25C Mitchell sighting report: 10 Japanese ships at 54,53 near Rangoon , Speed unknown
AIR NIGHT STRIKES

--Night Air attack on Moulmein , at 55,55

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 2000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Note: Saw something in the reporting that loos weird. Yesterday CV Zuikaku was reported sunk due to Mk 14 torpedo near the northern Marshalls. I re-watched the movie and no attack took place there. It's not in any report. Many days ago there was a 1-hit on a CV I think was reported as Shoho. I don't even recall without looking it up if it was a sub or aircraft. I reported this to Mike in an email as a possible synch issue, but asked him not to tell me either way. So right now the VPs include over 300 for Z.

There has also never been any report of any of the three CVEs hit in the Marshalls at the beginning of SNAGGLEPUSS, so I can only assume all made port, even though at the time I would have doubted any could. Strange game sometimes.

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The Siege of Chungking Begins

1) Let's get right to it.

Two immense forces ram together in dense urban terrain at the capital of China. Japan has amassed 17 divisions plus thousands of AFVs and a huge arty force after carefully severing Chungking from supply sources and doing bombing prep for months against almost no CAP. Long ago in the general retreat from China the decision was made to leave behind all Chinese AA and arty and position it in the capital. Also, a fair number of PPs have been spent as available to increase Chinese leaders in the infantry corps to at least 50. Finally, forts were built to Level 7 and stopped due to the inability to get the 25,000 minimum supply on hand to continue to build. The downside of abandoning LI supply points like Changsha so early.

Japan attacks. The size and scope of the two forces is immense, probably the largest I have ever seen playing AE. The Allies can get a bigger stack together with the Sovs at the party, but in a combined sense this one is probably the king.

I don't know what Mike thinks about the results. I don't have the next turn today, and we've been carping at each other a bit over weekend turn-arounds since I started the other game with Cliff. Normally I would have a turn by the time the NFL begins. Today I don't. I do see a fair bit of traffic in his AAR, so perhaps he's mulling.

The outcome in the first day went very well for China. Much better than I feared. I had forecasted to myself at least a two level Fort degredation; that didn't happen. I knew Level 7 plus the Chinese arty would do some damage, but I had thought more 15000-20,000-type Japanese losses. It appears that the Japanese combat engineer count was insufficient.

Chinese supply is going to be flatlined after today. But the Forts remain, so at least one more highly damaging Japanese attack will be needed to get traction. The disabled numbers are simply staggering for both sides, but more for Japan.

And, of pretty big import in this, a VP-focused game, Chinese losses count only 50% of Japanese losses on a device basis. I don't know what the VP curve will do today, but it will be a good day for the Allies after a string of bad going back to the loss of the USN carriers.

Without further ado, the battle:

Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 262696 troops, 2475 guns, 1568 vehicles, Assault Value = 9402

Defending force 160458 troops, 1145 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4680

Japanese adjusted assault: 5377

Allied adjusted defense: 18171


Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 7)

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

Japanese ground losses:
40163 casualties reported
Squads: 455 destroyed, 3440 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 284 disabled
Engineers: 77 destroyed, 550 disabled
Guns lost 282 (48 destroyed, 234 disabled)
Vehicles lost 310 (17 destroyed, 293 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
2812 casualties reported
Squads: 72 destroyed, 310 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 190 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 44 disabled
Guns lost 128 (6 destroyed, 122 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Assaulting units:
60th Division
37th Division
34th Division

12th Tank Regiment
6th Division
23rd Division
58th Division

28th Engineer Regiment
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
24th Division
8th Armored Car Co
9th Armored Car Co
35th Division
116th Division

51st Engineer Regiment
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
20th Engineer Regiment
13th Division
13th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
5th Tank Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
39th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
20th Recon Regiment
104th Division
5th Armored Car Co
41st Division
3rd Division
40th Division

4th Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
36th Division
17th Division

23rd Tank Regiment
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
10th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
26th Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind. Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Army
5th Army
11th Field Artillery Regiment
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
26th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion
North China Area Army
1st Mortar Battalion
10th Mortar Battalion
21st Mortar Battalion
1st Army
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
8th Ind. Engineer Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
10th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
23rd Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry Corps
47th Chinese Corps
16th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
14th Construction Regiment
36th Chinese Corps
75th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
14th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
8th Construction Regiment
33rd Chinese Corps
10th Construction Regiment
92nd Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
67th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
4th Construction Regiment
41st Chinese Corps
12th Construction Regiment
3rd Chinese Base Force
49th AA Regiment
18th Artillery Regiment
7th Artillery Regiment
1st Artillery Regiment
10th Chinese Base Force
13th Group Army
37th Group Army
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
1st War Area
Lusu War Area
1st Construction Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
8th Group Army
20th Artillery Regiment
2nd Construction Regiment
21st Group Army
41st AA Regiment
2nd Group Army
57th AT Gun Regiment
5th War Area
26th Group Army
Central Reserve
22nd Group Army
CAF HQ
5th Chinese Base Force
China Command
1st Chinese Base Force
22nd Artillery Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment

2) In comparison, the rest of the map is a snoozer. Intense sub activity in and around Moulmein results in no hits to either. The reinforcements for that base are safely ashore. I see 7 LCUs of unknown make-up. The Chinese are blocking part of the roads to there from Bangkok, with more coming (slowly) but I'm sure the TFs delivered enough supply to do the job.

3) Rangoon is bombarded again by the very large IJN TF in residence. Only 13 Allied casualties and no supply destroyed. The LCUs in the Rangoon stack are mostly at local forts Level 2 and a lot of the bombardment is from DDs.

4) This one got an email from Mike with the movie file. I think he suspected a synch bug. I said no, but no more info. This is an SST delivering more troops to Wewak. Even with the base Japanese and troops present he can't see an icon. Interesting to me. Maybe everyone already knew this, but I did not.

Amphibious Assault at Wewak (96,119)

TF 437 troops unloading over beach at Wewak, 96,119

5) Subs sink two patrol craft, one near Balikpapan and the other in Kwaj harbor. The large tanker TF heading NE from Balikpapan is prosecuted, but all are duds.

6) Back in Burma, sweeps shift to Prome and Ramree. Port Blair gets only one medium attack. Tojos are seen for the first time in Burma. I expect waves of them soon as we are playing with non-historic R&D. F-14 Tomcats are not available to counter.

7) Soerbaja gets punishing bombing and some CAP is lost. The Fort level goes to 6 today and building will cease. Supply has been pulled down under 10,000 in the fort-building and air strikes with B-17s. I think the heavies will look to move to Rabaul. That AF goes to Level 5 today, supply is lavish, and av support is being doubled from NE Oz in the next four days. Daily recon of Truk is being performed and some patterns are emerging.

8) The Allied stack at Rongoon takes about 300 casualties while exacting normal losses from AA. The Big Stack is on the road to Pegu, having unpacked in record time.

9) Japan attacks the small force holding Tavoy; the Allies counter-bombard. Tavoy is turning out to be a side-show right now. Maybe more later if more can be forced in there after things at Pegu are resolved one way or the other.

Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5837 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

Defending force 1821 troops, 11 guns, 34 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Japanese adjusted assault: 44

Allied adjusted defense: 154

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 1)

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

Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
26th Indian Brigade

Night Bombing

No missions today.

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Ouch!

Looks like massed Banzai charges are still the order of the day

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Got the next turn. I don't understand the VP results. Tracker below. The LCU columns? I looked back at the combat report and only about 400 total Allied troops were killed in all other events, including Tavoy and from bombing. Either the combat report has massive FOW, or I don't understand the Chinese VP ratio rule.






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There's definitely some FoW in the combat report, but it looks about right... It says you lost 18 VPs' worth. In the combat report, you "lost" 10.something VPs (at 12:1).

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lokasenna

There's definitely some FoW in the combat report, but it looks about right... It says you lost 18 VPs' worth. In the combat report, you "lost" 10.something VPs (at 12:1).


Not sure what you mean by 12:1. But I just got out my calculator and did the nums. I should have seen 102 VPS lost by Japan, so the number is indeed FOWable. I guess the total casualties made me a little excited. I wonder how the army would feel about an entire ID of devices and men gone for less than the value of a carrier?

On the good side, the Hiyo was confirmed sunk today from the IO battle with Wasp. It's most of the IJN swing to the bad.


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Oh, you meant his losses. I was looking at yours.

The big thing about rebuilding IDs isn't the HI cost so much, it's the time to do it. IMO.

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Got the next turn. I don't understand the VP results. Tracker below. The LCU columns? I looked back at the combat report and only about 400 total Allied troops were killed in all other events, including Tavoy and from bombing. Either the combat report has massive FOW, or I don't understand the Chinese VP ratio rule.







Two features strike me.

1. A substantial increase in enemy land device losses. It went up by over 90 points, far outstripping the Allied increase.

2. A substantial increase in Japanese VPs gained from sinking Allied ships. So large is the increase that it negates and even reverses the benefits gained from the Chungking combat.

Also note you had a few Allied aircraft losses. Remember you lose 2 VP per destroyed 4E.

As to the 21:1 reference in a subsequent post, it refers to 1 VP lost per 12 Chinese destroyed devices.

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 9/23/2013 2:24:09 PM   
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Two features strike me.

1. A substantial increase in enemy land device losses. It went up by over 90 points, far outstripping the Allied increase.

2. A substantial increase in Japanese VPs gained from sinking Allied ships. So large is the increase that it negates and even reverses the benefits gained from the Chungking combat.

Also note you had a few Allied aircraft losses. Remember you lose 2 VP per destroyed 4E.

As to the 21:1 reference in a subsequent post, it refers to 1 VP lost per 12 Chinese destroyed devices.

Alfred


From the epic scale of the battle my first, non-numerical reaction was for more than 90ish. After doing the math I see that Tracker is, as always, correct on this.

On the ships, it was Japan that lost three (2 PBs, one of 4 VP, one of 2 VP, plus Hiyo finally recognized from sinking on 7/17) and had the VP hit. I haven't lost a ship is a few days, which is unusual for me.

Your point on 4Es pulled me up and made me go look and you are correct. I have been using the 4Es very aggressively in a before-the-bases-are-lost mode to hit economic targets. But they do add up. The British models in particular are pretty worthless un-escorted and I have frittered them away in Burma. On one hand I don't like only 4Es getting the VP penalty. Mavis models consumed as much or more industrial output as a B-17 but are only worth the VPs of a Nate as I read the manual. OTOH a 4E often has a crew of up to ten men, so losing one should hurt a lot.

My initial reaction was "only a 10VP swing!!" after an epic land battle with 40,000+ Japanese casualties. But the math is the math.

The 12:1 is of course also true. I have trained myself to think of it as a 2:1 ratio (12 Chinese for 6 Japanese devices), but in isolation Chinese are 12 per VP.


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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 9/23/2013 3:39:53 PM   
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Bomb-a-Rama

A very quiet day-after-the-one-before. Pieces moving into position.

1) Numerous ineffectual sub attacks and ASW responses. USS Tarpon actually goes into the harbor of Toyohara and duds on a massive xAK. Other action near Truk, Balikpapan, Marcus Island, Donggala, and Namu..

2) The USN bombards Wewak. 19 Port hits and 3 supply, but the troops are unhit. CA/CL/CL/DD/DD force from Rabaul.

3) Most of the air action is at Rangoon on the stack. Over 400 casualties. When the time comes to attack Rangoon they may be too far gone. The flip side is the Big Stack, out on the road hurrying to join other forces one hex north of Pegu, is either unseen or unseen and ignored. But they are left alone. Rangoon/Pegu is going to a very interesting base inside a week.

4) Damage at Soerbaja stubbornly keeping the Forts there one point from Level 6. AF bombed again, getting a Hudson. All but the damaged B-17s have been moved to Rabaul. Trying to be patient there. Want a max effort raid on Truk harbor. Doubling of av support is still 2-3 days away at sea.

5) Chungking is swept (no CAP) but only bombed by 12 Sallys and about 14 Anns. Odd to me given that the battle is going to be a supply story.

6) PBang gets heavy bombing yet again, but nothing dents supply there at all. It's still at 215,000, and there is heavy AA as always. One lone Dutch Big Nose bomber recons Benk. and sees the Japanese stack, or at least part, still sitting there. But recon on Sumatra is almost non-existent, so there could be units marching around to the north and Djambi.

7) Allied bombardment at Tavoy is the only ground combat. No results.

8) Building:

Tillamook expands airfield to size 3
Adak Island expands port to size 5
Kona expands airfield to size 4
Taung Gyi expands airfield to size 6

No Night Bombing Today

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 9/27/2013 12:37:49 PM   
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Is that a sqoose?



or perhaps a murril

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ORIGINAL: Alfred

Two features strike me.

1. A substantial increase in enemy land device losses. It went up by over 90 points, far outstripping the Allied increase.

2. A substantial increase in Japanese VPs gained from sinking Allied ships. So large is the increase that it negates and even reverses the benefits gained from the Chungking combat.

Also note you had a few Allied aircraft losses. Remember you lose 2 VP per destroyed 4E.

As to the 21:1 reference in a subsequent post, it refers to 1 VP lost per 12 Chinese destroyed devices.

Alfred


From the epic scale of the battle my first, non-numerical reaction was for more than 90ish. After doing the math I see that Tracker is, as always, correct on this.

On the ships, it was Japan that lost three (2 PBs, one of 4 VP, one of 2 VP, plus Hiyo finally recognized from sinking on 7/17) and had the VP hit. I haven't lost a ship is a few days, which is unusual for me.

Your point on 4Es pulled me up and made me go look and you are correct. I have been using the 4Es very aggressively in a before-the-bases-are-lost mode to hit economic targets. But they do add up. The British models in particular are pretty worthless un-escorted and I have frittered them away in Burma. On one hand I don't like only 4Es getting the VP penalty. Mavis models consumed as much or more industrial output as a B-17 but are only worth the VPs of a Nate as I read the manual. OTOH a 4E often has a crew of up to ten men, so losing one should hurt a lot.

My initial reaction was "only a 10VP swing!!" after an epic land battle with 40,000+ Japanese casualties. But the math is the math.

The 12:1 is of course also true. I have trained myself to think of it as a 2:1 ratio (12 Chinese for 6 Japanese devices), but in isolation Chinese are 12 per VP.



Can i ask what the VP swing was in the turn following this?
The 30th July one? if u have gotten it yet

I find that some things tracker is lacking behind in 1 day with. Wondered if this was another of those cases.

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What is going on, are you drawing up a cunning deception plan?




This is GREAT! MooseandSquirrel! Somebody has way too much time on Photoshop.

I have the next movie in house and will watch it now. The game schedule has evolved as Mike's work has gone to a compressed week. We won't have turns on Monday-Wed. most of the time, and the weekends will be crowded. This is one reason I started a second game with Cliff/Lokasenna; his schedule is more even every day. I'm not AARing that game and so far neither is he. Good thing as he is kicking me all over the map.

This game with Mike will continue to be daily AARed and has a very different flavor. It's interesting keeping the two straight in my head, but that's good for my mental health I'm told.

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Is that a sqoose?


Close relative of the jackalope.

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quote:

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Is that a sqoose?



or perhaps a murril


Beat me to it.

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Can i ask what the VP swing was in the turn following this?
The 30th July one? if u have gotten it yet

I find that some things tracker is lacking behind in 1 day with. Wondered if this was another of those cases.

Rasmus


This is the Tracker VP screen after the most current movie.

VPs are somewhat of a briar patch given that FOW makes ships move on and off the Sunk rolls, and base building multipliers happen off-stage unless one goes digging. I just trust the math in the game and in Tracker. The big initial battle of Chungking was a good lesson for me in tempering emotional reactions to a big win with how they actually move the VP needle.






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Situation at Eniwetok

Just a screenie to show the submarine deployments around Eniwetok. Intel received yesterday that a piece of an ID is aboard ship headed there. Most of these subs are repositioning to surround the island, or to interdict the W-E route from Truk/Ponape. Some are S-boats with fish that actually work.

Eniwetok has Forts 3 + 68% with two Seabee units digging like crazy. It has 53,000 supply. Unfortunately, combat power is lacking. Only pieces of two para units, and a frag of the combat engineers mostly over on Roi-Namur. The only good news is it's not overstacked, while a landing force will be. US forces are about 5800 men.






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Locked, Not Yet Cocked

1) The Big Stack marches fast. It has reached the standing stack one hex north of Pegu on the road. This is what's in the combined stack. It will march on the objective immediately.






2) Air battles over Rangoon. The Allies get a set of bombing missions in with 9 escorts, a luxury. Tojos and Zeros on CAP. One plane lost each side (1 Tojo, 1 Hudson) and one AF hit with several enemy planes damaged. Then a strato-sweep of three P-38s tangles with the Tojos, downing one for no losses. A second, larger bombing mission attrits the Dinahs at Rangoon, does minor damage to runways, and costs three bombers.

Allied troop bombing is lighter than recently, with several IJA bombers lost and less than 50 casualties. Port Blair gets a heavy strike, but the AF is cleaned out right now except for Beauforts. One is damaged.

The battle for Rangoon will start in the next couple of days. I have no good read on how it will go. I think I have enough to take Pegu, and not to take Rangoon if he can continue to get supply in by sea. I have no good answer for that right now. My air forces are just not up to it, nor are most of the subs. But I could be way off base.

3) SS KIX hits a very large xAP passing Balikpapan. Don't know where bound for, but I suspect whatever is onboard will participate in the siege at Soerbaja. That base goes to Forts 6 (finally) and will now focus on supply accumulation.

4) Minor bombing at Chungking, but not what I would expect. Supply there goes down to 420 and stays there for two days. Organic is 400/day and LI is still producing while Resources last (about 100,000). Transports from Ledo should be carrying 50% loads, but none has been delivered for two days. I must not understand that rule.

5) As mentioned up-thread, intel received that a portion of an ID is bound for Eniwetok. A USMC Buffalo unit, the last on the map, is snuck onto Eniwetok as a trap. But Japan almost never fails to sweep when bombing, and this time is no exception. Zeroes come first and one fighter each side is downed. There are no bombers today.

6) Powder kept dry at Rabaul. Av support is coming ashore and AF is at Level 5 + 8%. I have had some "apparent" luck in AI games with 4E coordination by putting all at a base under same HQ, so I spend a little PP today to get all the Forts under Eleventh AF HQ coverage. Superstition? The Forts continue to repair. When I can fly them together on Truk they should be about 30 planes. Ships come in and out of Truk like a highway, so timing is important.

7) Word in reports that BB Kongo was sunk on May 21 in battle that cost POW. Had thought it was Haruna. I'll take Kongo.

8) Japan attacks at Tavoy, dropping forts to zero but not taking the base. The three Chinese LCUs near Moulmein are near attack position; Tavoy is of less importance since Japan began running supply to Rangoon at sea.

Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5775 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 204

Defending force 1729 troops, 13 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 48

Japanese adjusted assault: 163

Allied adjusted defense: 58

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

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

Allied ground losses:
177 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
26th Indian Brigade

9) Building:

Johnston Island expands fortifications to size 4
Mandalay expands airfield to size 6
Gorakhpur expands airfield to size 3
Sydney expands fortifications to size 6
Christchurch expands fortifications to size 4
Soerabaja expands fortifications to size 6

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What is going on, are you drawing up a cunning deception plan?




This is GREAT! MooseandSquirrel! Somebody has way too much time on Photoshop.

I have the next movie in house and will watch it now. The game schedule has evolved as Mike's work has gone to a compressed week. We won't have turns on Monday-Wed. most of the time, and the weekends will be crowded. This is one reason I started a second game with Cliff/Lokasenna; his schedule is more even every day. I'm not AARing that game and so far neither is he. Good thing as he is kicking me all over the map.

This game with Mike will continue to be daily AARed and has a very different flavor. It's interesting keeping the two straight in my head, but that's good for my mental health I'm told.


I'm thinking of opening an irregular thread once I come up with a clever title...

RE: Tracker VPs - The total seems to be imported directly from the in-game totals, which I trust. However I've noticed that Tracker's sunk ships VPs can wildly differ from the in-game VPs, as well as from what I suspect is reality. I don't trust Tracker's sunk ships list in the slightest. If anything, it's a detriment to my information IMO. The air losses and LCU losses also appear to be taken straight from the in-game screens, which seem to be nearly 100% if not 100% accurate, even through FOW.

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RE: Nothing Up My Sleeve: Magical Moose Tricks--Bullwin... - 9/28/2013 6:03:20 PM   
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Intel Confirmed

1) Sub action, including confirmation of the ID frag loaded for Eniwetok.

--S-40 duds on a nice xAK near Donggala. So long as Soerbaja is open the fuel from Balikpapan is vulnerable.

--Tarpon duds on a huge xAK due north of Sapporo. TMs ordered to re-routine all fish.

--Trigger duds on a passing amphib TF a hex from Marcus I. The vector and the presence of an LSD are solid evidence this is the landing force for Eniwetok.

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 118,86

Japanese Ships
AMC Nosiro Maru
LSD Shinshu Maru
xAP Huzi Maru
DD Murakumo

Allied Ships
SS Trigger

-- In the harbor at Toyohara, Dutch Harbor-based S-44 takes two hits, one penetrating. In the afternoon she sinks one tormentor, PB Aso Maru #7

--The supply lifeline from Calcutta to Chittagong, feeding the whole Rangoon effort, is penetrated by I-16. DD Foxhound, with early-war ASW excellence, hits twice, one penetrating.

2) Heavy bombing efforts on Soerbaja and PBang. Soerbaja is now buttoned up, supply going to the storehouses and engineers fully devoted to fixing emerging damage. PBang has snuck up into the 30%s on the next Fort level, but it is slow going. The red stack at Benk. continues to sit.

3) Allied escorted bombers hit Rangoon AF again, doing light damage. Recon shows 8% damage before this. The only goal is supply burn and perhaps some degradation of 2E operations on the stack outside the city. Focus will shift to Pegu in the next few days.

Morning Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
A6M3 Zero x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 13

Allied aircraft
Mohawk IV x 8
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 3
B-26B Marauder x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Mohawk IV: 1 destroyed
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Runway hits 2

--Japanese bombing of the stack is definitely less effective than several days ago. Fatigue must be a factor now, as well as accumulated damage from AA. Troops losses are about 100 plus five guns. About 20 bombers are damaged or destroyed. In one sweep a single P-38 takes on the Tojos, downs one, and gets away.

4) Eniwetok gets swept, but the Buffalos have mostly returned to Wake. The Seabees dig.

5) Chungking again is tickled by air strikes. Don't know his thinking here right now. I'm blind out in the countryside. More troops could be coming, or the stack might just be resting.

6) Example air strike on secured Soerbaja. Not a good ROI to me.

Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25
G3M2 Nell x 36
G4M1 Betty x 31

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 7 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

7) The B-17s at Rabaul continue to rest and repair. Re-counted and full strike will be more like 48 planes. Some are 15-17 days out on repair; won't wait for them. Have daily search and recon of Truk from Rabaul. It's a highway.

8) Japan persists at Tavoy and the base falls. The defenders retreat north. They will march to join the Chinese, but may be caught from behind. Overall the Tavoy foray was a mistake at this phase of the war.

Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5725 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 199

Defending force 1599 troops, 13 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese adjusted assault: 172

Allied adjusted defense: 37

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tavoy !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
442 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 44 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
26th Indian Brigade

9) Building:

Dutch Harbor expands fortifications to size 6
Canton Island expands port to size 3
Agra expands airfield to size 3
Goa expands fortifications to size 3
Karachi expands port to size 7
Luganville expands fortifications to size 1
Kalemyo expands airfield to size 1

10) Interesting color commentary. Sometimes I just like the messages the game gives if you read the text reports:

--6 x DC-2 transporting supplies to Chungking (Hey! The rule does work from Ledo!)8 x DC-3 transporting supplies to Chungking
5 x C-33 transporting supplies to Chungking
8 x C-47 Skytrain transporting supplies to Chungking
17 x C-47 Skytrain transporting supplies to Chungking
14 x C-47 Skytrain transporting supplies to Chungking
11 x C-47 Skytrain transporting supplies to Chungking

--VMF-111 attains carrier trained status on Lexington (Ooh Rah!!)

--Pilot Lane M. is reported as having been found (Must now pay his gambling debts.)

--Accelerated training for 5 Chinese pilots from month-cycle 8
Accelerated training for 3 Soviet pilots from month-cycle 10 (This from ten pilots in TRACOM)

--No.12 Sqn RAAF converting to size 12 from 18 (Yay! How about some $%@* planes to fill out!?)
No.23 Sqn RAAF converting to size 12 from 18
No.24 Sqn RAAF converting to size 12 from 18
No.25 Sqn RAAF converting to size 12 from 18
8th PRS converting to size 16 from 13
9th PRS converting to size 16 from 13
71st OG/17th OS converting to size 12 from 13
69th OG/31st OS converting to size 12 from 13
86th OS converting to size 12 from 13
71st OG/110th OS converting to size 16 from 13
69th OG/115th OS converting to size 12 from 13
70th OG/116th OS converting to size 12 from 13
70th OG/123rd OS converting to size 16 from 13
3rd BG/13th BS converting to size 16 from 13
28th CG/21st BS converting to size 12 from 8
5th BG/23rd BS converting to size 12 from 8
11th BG/26th BS converting to size 12 from 8
30th BG/27th BS converting to size 12 from 8
5th BG/31st BS converting to size 12 from 8
28th CG/36th BS converting to size 12 from 8
30th BG/38th BS converting to size 12 from 8
11th BG/42nd BS converting to size 12 from 8
41st BG/46th BS converting to size 16 from 13
41st BG/47th BS converting to size 16 from 13
41st BG/48th BS converting to size 16 from 13
58th BS converting to size 16 from 13
38th BG/70th BS converting to size 16 from 13
5th BG/72nd BS converting to size 12 from 8
28th CG/73rd BS converting to size 16 from 13
42nd BG/75th BS converting to size 16 from 13
28th CG/77th BS converting to size 16 from 13
3rd BG/89th BS converting to size 16 from 13
11th BG/98th BS converting to size 12 from 8
307th BG/370th BS converting to size 12 from 8
307th BG/371st BS converting to size 12 from 8
307th BG/372nd BS converting to size 12 from 8
308th BG/373rd BS converting to size 12 from 8
308th BG/374th BS converting to size 12 from 8
308th BG/375th BS converting to size 12 from 8
42nd BG/390th BS converting to size 16 from 13
30th BG/392nd BS converting to size 12 from 8
5th BG/394th BS converting to size 12 from 8
41st BG/396th BS converting to size 16 from 13
28th CG/404th BS converting to size 12 from 8
28th CG/406th BS converting to size 16 from 13
22nd BG/408th BS converting to size 16 from 13
307th BG/424th BS converting to size 12 from 8
308th BG/425th BS converting to size 12 from 8
11th BG/431st BG converting to size 12 from 8

--Unit '159th Mot Infantry' changes name to '159th(Sep) Infantry' ("New stationary for the General! Stat!")
Unit '3rd Burma Rifles' changes name to '1st Burma'
Unit '4th Burma Rifles' changes name to '2nd Burma'
Unit '6th Burma Rifles' changes name to '3rd Burma'
Unit '10th Burma Rifles' changes name to '5th Burma'
Unit '1st Burma' changes name to '39th Indian'

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August 1, 1942

Japan Strikes First

Playing the AI, I always thought that August 1 was an important date. Some think 1/1/43, but by the first of August I usually felt as if I had recovered the momentum lost on 12/7 and could credibly defend myself everywhere even if major campaigns were too hard. This game has gone far differently than any AI game, but in it I feel as if the wheels are back on the bus, even a little in the air war. I'm about to start getting P-38s in usable numbers, and a month from the P-40K. Today I saw my first Zero M3 models, but even so the air war isn't as hopeless as it was 60 days ago. Here and there I'm able to afford a bit of escort for bombers, which helps accuracy a great deal.

1) Mostly the turn was troop attack after troop attack, and AF attack after AF attack. I won't detail them; they were in the usual places with the usual results. Japan is steadily drawing ahead in the loss ratio, and a lot are 2Es, with the HI implications of that. At Rangoon three P-38s faced over 25 sweepers including Tojos and new model Zeroes. Two were lost, but they downed a couple of their own. Three Liberators try to bomb Rangoon port after recon showed merchants disbanded there. Two are lost for some port damage. Three B-17s do the same from Chittagong and score minor damage for one Fort lost.

2) Two PTs from Soerbaja sortie on Banjo. where a large transport TF was sighted. No hits, but the TF is forced to get underway and the attack provides a solid DL for follow-on air strikes with everything at Soerbaja capable of hitting ships. Two 500 lbs bombs are put into a large xAP and sunk ship noises heard. The LCU lost looks like a base unit of some kind.

Night Time Surface Combat, near Banjoewangi at 57,107, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki
DMS W-19
DMS W-20
xAP Kamakura Maru
xAP Argentina Maru
xAP Hakusan Maru
E Uruyame
DMS Taneko

Allied Ships
PT TM-10
PT TM-15

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Banjoewangi at 57,107

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Argentina Maru
xAP Kamakura Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Japanese ground losses:
174 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Banjoewangi at 57,107

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9
P-38E Lightning x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
xAP Hakusan Maru
xAP Kamakura Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Argentina Maru

Japanese ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

3) To mix it up I put a full squadron of Cats at Rabaul on max range torpedo naval. Too far, as CAP at Truk intercepts and shoots one down, but I plan to do this sometimes at shorter range to close the gaps north of Rabaul. The B-17s are almost ready to fly.

4) ASW action at Eniwetok by an IJN TF sitting in the harbor waiting for the landing. Nothing hit. More subs are now local to Eniwetok. The landing will be tomorrow or the next day. Netty strikes shifted to anti-troop today from AF/supply attacks. Very minor damage and 5 casualties.

Perch shoots at the biggest AO I've ever seen near Roi-Namur, and duds. Three AOs in TF headed west.

5) At the end of the day it looks like Japan decides that all the massive troop bombing at Rangoon must have taken those guys out of the war. There is no indication at all that Japan sees what's approaching Pegu. Instead it attacks the Rangoon stack, gets bad odds, burns up a lot of supply, and sets the table for Pegu in two days most likely.

Ground combat at Rangoon (54,53)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 73263 troops, 920 guns, 1617 vehicles, Assault Value = 3237

Defending force 90099 troops, 954 guns, 1200 vehicles, Assault Value = 3283

Japanese adjusted assault: 1780

Allied adjusted defense: 6009

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
10390 casualties reported
Squads: 76 destroyed, 613 disabled
Non Combat: 57 destroyed, 69 disabled
Engineers: 68 destroyed, 59 disabled
Guns lost 57 (16 destroyed, 41 disabled)
Vehicles lost 100 (9 destroyed, 91 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
2576 casualties reported
Squads: 71 destroyed, 163 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 25 (4 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Vehicles lost 45 (37 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
7th RTA Division
55th Engineer Regiment
I./143rd Infantry Battalion
112th Infantry Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
Imperial Guards Division
7th Ind.Tank Brigade
5th Amphibious Brigade
Guards Tank Division
6th Tank Regiment
17th Indpt Guards Regiment
3rd RTA Division
21st Division
2nd RTA Division
4th Division
4th RTA Division
27th Electric Engineer Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
II./143rd Infantry Battalion
3rd Militia Regiment
56th Const Co
28th Field AA Machinecannon Company
40th Field AA Battalion
22nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Field AF Construction Battalion
3rd Army
55th Field AA Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
4th RF Gun Battalion
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
57th Field AA Battalion
7th JAAF Base Force
30th Fld AA Gun Co
15th Army
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
46th Road Const Co
26th Air Flotilla
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th JAAF AF Bn
4th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
47th Road Const Co
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
91st JAAF AF Bn
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
29th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment
60th Chinese Corps
150th RAC Regiment
23rd Indian Division
45th Recce Regiment
54th Chinese Corps
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
23rd British Brigade
16th British Brigade
14th British Brigade
7th Indian Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
24th Chinese Corps
75th Indian Brigade
20th Indian Division
26th Indian Division
7th Australian Division
95th Chinese Corps
AHQ Bengal
107th RAF Base Force
25th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

No Night Bombing Today

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Pegu Stack Is Seen

1) Up north, Dutch Harbor sub squadron continues to harass as S-44 puts a fish into xAK Nissan Maru north of Wakkanai.

2) Dense subs around Eniwetok spar with incoming TFs. Drum encounters this one, but misses with four torpedoes. This could be a bombardment group for Eniwetok, Wake, or Roi-Namur, or a support SAG.

ASW attack near Eniwetok at 124,107

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
BB Yamashiro
BB Mutsu
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
CS Nisshin
DD Suzukaze
DD Usugumo
DD Fubuki

Allied Ships
SS Drum

3) Guardfish attacks a previously unseen landing force. The one with the LSD is not sighted today.

Sub attack near Eniwetok at 126,109

Japanese Ships
xAP Manzyu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AK Sakito Maru
xAP Naminoue Maru
xAP Huso Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru
xAP Mizuho Maru
xAK Nako Maru
xAK Kashii Maru
xAK Sydney Maru
DD Shikinami

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

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

4) Eniwetok is swept multiple times (no CAP) and 2Es troop bomb again. 18 casualties. Forts are about 20% from leveling; the Seabees are making 8% per day. It'll be close.

5) The ghosts of SNAGGLEPUSS make me smile a little. A dedicated TF lands on Bikini, taking 192 casualties in the landing. All that's there are a few Support squads of Paras; all the shooters were withdrawn. There's no supply. Japan uses two DDs and an xAK to land 88th Naval Guard unit that will need on-going supply again. The base falls to the Shock attack; 44 men surrender. I guess Mike likes a tidy island chain.

6) At Rangoon a 25-ship bombardment group blasts away from the harbor on the Allied stack. 25 total casualties ashore. I think this force has been there all along, which means it's re-arming from Rangoon supply. A lot of shells for not much.

7) The Pegu-bound stack is attacked three times with medium-size 2E raids. About 100 casualties. It's marching in Combat so there's no mode knock. At the start of the turn it was 18 miles from the objective.

A force of about 500 AV is moving independently down the road parallel to the main road from Toungoo. It could cross the river to threaten Chiang Mai or move to secure the hexside north of Pegu on the road once the stack moves into the city. I'm leaning toward the latter.

8) Two Soerbaja PTs move to Banjo to attack the TF still unloading. Battle is declined, but the PTs run into this on the way home. Akagi/Kaga datum re-established. I think these guys are headed to the IO to support Rangoon. Today Wasp is fully repaired at Colombo, and two RN carriers are almost well. Another RN BB (Valiant) has joined the fleet there, and the CAs are nearly ready.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Pamekasan at 58,106, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Akagi
CS Chitose
BB Hiei
BB Ise
CA Atago
CA Chokai
DD Tanikaze
DD Minegumo
DD Asagumo
DD Suresushio

Allied Ships
PT TM-10
PT TM-15

9) Many AOs seen in Truk harbor and unknown number of ships disbanded, so the B-17s are ordered to go. The raid is fairly successful. Two B-17s are lost on the way home. The ARD hit is perhaps the most significant. I think it's the only yard between the Marshalls and the HI for major flooding repair.

Morning Air attack on Truk , at 112,108

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 7 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Shinkoku Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Ashigara, Bomb hits 2
xAK Nittai Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
ARD Dublon ARD, Bomb hits 1, on fire
SS I-168, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage


Port hits 2

Night Bombing

--three B-26 attacks on Rangoon AF do not fly

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August 3, 1942

The Rock of Eniwetok

Mike's work schedule is playing havoc with the game. We got in a turn. Today he is off to a training evolution and we may not get another until next week. My other game is hurtling along (already in January 1942) so I'm getting my AE fix. But this one has a lot of interesting things about to happen.

1) Marshalls. Busy, busy. In the night phase the landings at Eniwetok begin. As expected from intel it's at least a big piece of the 52 ID. With a combat engineer unit. Japanese casualties seem to indicate poor prep. This will factor in later. There is no heavy bombardment. Perhaps he thinks the bombing did enough.

Pre-Invasion action off Eniwetok (127,108)

Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

143 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Shikinami
AMC Saigon Maru

Japanese ground losses:
164 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

--And the second wave

Amphibious Assault at Eniwetok (127,108)

TF 47 troops unloading over beach at Eniwetok, 127,108

Japanese ground losses:
1187 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 97 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 39 (0 destroyed, 39 disabled)

17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 52nd Div /5
18 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad accidentally lost during unload of 8th Engr Rgt
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 52nd Div /13
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad lost overboard during unload of 52nd Div /13

--USS Wahoo, my favorite sub right now, shoots four and misses at the beach. Subs are pretty thick here. Dolphin attack sin the PM and takes light damage.

--CD fire kicks in

Invasion Support action off Eniwetok (127,108)

Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

69 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DD Amatsukaze
AMC Saigon Maru
DD Shikinami

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

--During the day phases light air hits the island, but accomplishes little.

Morning Air attack on 148th Infantry Regiment, at 127,108 (Eniwetok)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
G3M2 Nell x 17

No Japanese losses

--PM unload meets CD as well

Invasion Support action off Eniwetok (127,108)

Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

131 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
AMC Saigon Maru
DD Shikinami

Japanese ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

--The Shock attack is an utter disaster for Japan. Maybe the worst ratio I've ever seen. Forts are a huge factor; they did not reach Level 4 for this turn. They were at 98%. The AV on the island is tiny; really just pieces of the para units and less than half the regiment, much of which is on Roi-Namur, trapped. As above, I think prep was low, and fatigue from ship time might have also been a factor. But the attack is bad for Japan.

Ground combat at Eniwetok (127,108)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 6922 troops, 94 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 262

Defending force 4894 troops, 67 guns, 150 vehicles, Assault Value = 119

Japanese adjusted assault: 0

Allied adjusted defense: 88

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
8829 casualties reported
Squads: 251 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 60 disabled
Engineers: 68 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 86 (86 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
52nd Division
8th Engr Rgt /1

Defending units:
148th Infantry Regiment
1st USMC Parachute Battalion
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
3rd USMC Parachute Battalion
804th Engineer Aviation Battalion
3rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
33rd Aviation Base Force
7th USN Naval Construction Battalion

2) SNAGGLEPUSS remnants

--Another nice action in a ratio sense. Four fat xAKs unload at dot base Ailinglaplap south of Kwajalein. It was held by 45 men with light sub-delivered supplies. Japan loses 210 men in the landing, and 120 more in the Shock attack by Sasebo 8th SNLF.

3) Japan has for sure seen the Pegu force coming now. Franitc levels of heavy bombing cost about 450 casualties. I hope they're there tomorrow. A typical attack:

Afternoon Air attack on 15th/1st Punjab Battalion, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 14

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 2
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed


No Allied losses

Allied ground losses:
98 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

4) Rangoon is bombarded again by the "harbor horde". Mostly DDs. Allied casualties 35 men.

5) The Akagi/Kaga TF hangs around near Soerbaja. It is approached by PTs again, but no shooting.

6) Ten B-17s from Rabaul hit Truk, but the ships have been cleared out and only a few port hits are recorded. Fairly heavy CAP.

7) Building:

Eniwetok expands fortifications to size 4
Johnston Island expands port to size 2
Ledo expands airfield to size 6

8) Confirmation on one CVE sunk in the June 20th battle in the Marshalls. Hosho (?) I think.

Night Bombing

Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Wellington Ic bombing from 1000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 46 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 1000 feet
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

I am going to suspend posting Night Bombing results for now. I think I have made my point that they are not overpowered, at least in 1942 with small numbers of planes. They rarely do enough non-Manpower damage to justify the missions.

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