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6.23.42 - 7/19/2013 10:36:06 PM   
1EyedJacks


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Sub/ASW Stuff
Steve’s S-41 came to Loemadjang and took some thumps from DD Kuri after it unsuccessfully attacked the Koyu Maru.

The Gar went after the CVE Chuyo who was planted NW of Marcus Isle. It’s now headed for Kwajalein.

The SS O21 was poking about Banjoewangi and took 15 hits from DD Akebono & Amagiri.

The Sturgeon takes 4 hits near Loemadjang. Just of note – Steve has a lotta subs over here… Then it runs into another SCTF with DD and takes another four hits…

The SS KXIII takes 3 hits for heavy damage @ Balikpapan.

PI
My stack @ Bataan is rebuilding fast – I guess having three bases with over 2X supplies really helps out… I’m also in the process of working on the 2-Do list I last posted for the PI region.

JAVA
I sweep Soerabaja twice and give it a few good licks. I’ve been trying to get Betty/Nells to attack some of the ships I see around that port but so far no joy. My Mavis will go there apparently – just not my torpedo-carrying bombers… I’ll start going after the airfield pretty soon…

SUMATRA
Steve has marched the 22nd East African Brigade over to Benkoelen. I’ve been scrambling to find something to throw at them… I send the CL Kashima and a pair of DD over and they bombard his 22nd Brigade. The 22nd Brigade attacks my defending 47th Naval Guard unit and it holds, taking about 2:1 in damage.
Next turn the Kashima SCTF will bombard again. Lotsa MB within strike range will too. And I have a division of troops that will be unloading next turn. If Steve shock-attacks (which is what I’m expecting) I should give his troops a world of hurt.

BURMA
I pound Prome airfield with lotsa bombers and from what I can see I’ve pretty much shut that airfield down too.

I’m getting ready something to take out Port Blair and I’ve got another division nearing Moulmein. This is good as Steve has troops marching down to Pegu. I’ve been watching them for a couple of turns now. I’ve got about 1700AV at the base with 430-something being an armored division. And his troops are walking right out into the open terrain. I have his troops in favorable terrain – I just need to take advantage of it.

Near Rahaeng I have 3 divisions in the same hex as one tired-looking Chinese Corps. I’ll pound this into gravy.

PACIFIC
Steve takes Eniwetok with what looks to be a squad of the 1st USMC Parachute Bn. I see an allied sub in the area but it might be close enough to Wake for an air drop too… Anyway – I’m sending over a welcoming committee.


CHINA
About 35 bombers disable 13 squads of Steve’s Chinese forces I routed from Chengtu.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 23, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Banjoewangi at 57,107, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Asanagi
DD Yunagi
DD Hasu
DD Tsuga
TB Kari
xAP Terukuni Maru
xAP Hakone Maru
xAP Kashima Maru
xAP Miike Maru

Allied Ships
PT TM-10

Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Japanese Amphibious TF evades combat


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Sub attack near Loemadjang at 56,106

Japanese Ships
xAK Koyu Maru
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
SS S-41, hits 5

SS S-41 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Koyu Maru
S-41 bottoming out ....
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Marcus Island at 121,85

Japanese Ships
CVE Chuyo
DD Natsushio

Allied Ships
SS Gar

SS Gar launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Chuyo
Gar diving deep ....
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Natsushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Urumchi , at 79,11

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 3

Allied aircraft losses
LB-30 Liberator: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 1000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Balikpapan at 64,97

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 18

Allied Ships
SS KXIII

SS KXIII is located by SC Ch 17
KXIII bottoming out ....
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Banjoewangi at 57,107

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
DD Ayanami
DD Akebono
DD Oboro
DD Amagiri

Allied Ships
SS O21, hits 15, heavy damage

SS O21 is sighted by escort
O21 bottoming out ....
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Oboro fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Amagiri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono attacking submerged sub ....
DD Amagiri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amagiri fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 36,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27

Allied aircraft
75A-7 Hawk x 1
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
B-339-23 x 2
P-38E Lightning x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet *

CAP engaged:
1-Vl.G.IV with 75A-7 Hawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339-23 (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
3e-1-VI.G.V Groep with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
8th FG/35th FS with P-38E Lightning (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 39000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet



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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 40,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25

Allied aircraft
75A-7 Hawk x 1
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
B-339-23 x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
75A-7 Hawk: 1 destroyed
B-339-23: 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet *

CAP engaged:
1-Vl.G.IV with 75A-7 Hawk (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 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339-23 (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
3e-1-VI.G.V Groep with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 30000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 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 29000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 42
G4M1 Betty x 36
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Mohawk IV: 1 damaged
Mohawk IV: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 24
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 64

Aircraft Attacking:
42 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
35 x G4M1 Betty 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 Prome , at 55,50

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 38,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet



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Morning Air attack on 5th Chinese Base Force, at 76,42 , near Chengtu

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 24
Ki-30 Ann x 6
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 15 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 16th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 10th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 3rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st War Area ...
Also attacking 21st Group Army ...
Also attacking 16th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 21st Group Army ...
Also attacking 16th Chinese Corps ...


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-32 Mary x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

No Japanese losses

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



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Morning Air attack on 77th Chinese Corps, at 58,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
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 77th Chinese Corps, at 58,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 40th Chinese Corps, at 76,42 , near Chengtu

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 5th Guards Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pamekasan at 58,104

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 38500
Raid is overhead
Junyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 1

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet *
City Attack: 1 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai/A with Ki-27b Nate (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Ankang , at 82,42

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Resources hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Wellington Ic bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
68th Sentai/A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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ASW attack near Loemadjang at 56,106

Japanese Ships
DD Kuri

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon, hits 4

SS Sturgeon is sighted by escort
Sturgeon bottoming out ....
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuri attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Balikpapan at 64,97

Japanese Ships
PB Showa Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS KXIII, hits 4, heavy damage

SS KXIII launches 2 torpedoes at PB Showa Maru #5
KXIII bottoming out ....
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Loemadjang at 56,106

Japanese Ships
DD Yayoi
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
CS Chitose
DD Minazuki
DD Satsuki
DD Yuzuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Fumizuki

Allied Ships
SS Sturgeon, hits 4

SS Sturgeon launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yayoi
Sturgeon bottoming out ....
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kikuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fumizuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kikuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fumizuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kikuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Fumizuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Fumizuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Fumizuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Fumizuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Fumizuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Fumizuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fumizuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fumizuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Naval bombardment of Benkoelen at 45,91

Japanese Ships
CL Kashima
DD Asagumo
DD Minegumo

CL Kashima firing at 22nd (East African) Brigade
DD Asagumo firing at 22nd (East African) Brigade
DD Minegumo firing at 22nd (East African) Brigade


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Sub attack near Marcus Island at 123,85

Japanese Ships
PB Kiso Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gar

SS Gar launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kiso Maru
PB Kiso Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kiso Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kiso Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kiso Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kiso Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Benkoelen (45,91)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4056 troops, 88 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 115

Defending force 1051 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Allied adjusted assault: 54

Japanese adjusted defense: 23

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
22nd (East African) Brigade

Defending units:
47th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at Eniwetok (127,108)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 70 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

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

Allied adjusted assault: 4

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Eniwetok !!!

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

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /1





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6.25/26.42 - 7/21/2013 7:23:45 PM   
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Sumatra
The 5th Division unloads @ Benkoelen. I’ve set them to D_ATK on the 26th. Air units are still attacking the allied unit that is at the base.
That TF of 3 ships identified with 1 DD is now 5 ships and one is still identified as a DD. It has moved down to a hex just SW of Sipora. ACTF with Akagi is still in the neighborhood. My DB attacked and it has 3 DD. The attack resulted in no hits.

Burma
I’m bombing a small stack of allied troops coming down towards Pegu. It’s in the open terrain. I have over 1000AV of troops @ Pegu and another 4 divisions on the way.
That stack of troops I had near Prome is moving down to Rangoon.

China
Gathering troops for Chungking.
I’m setting up an air bridge for supplies to Siam. I’ve increased CAP @ that base due to 4E attacks. I’m waiting to take down Chungking before I kill too many Chinese troops as they just pop over to Chungking…

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 25, 42
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Night Air attack on Urumchi , at 79,11

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 4

Allied aircraft losses
LB-30 Liberator: 1 damaged

Manpower hits 2
Fires 841

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 1000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Balikpapan at 66,98

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 13

Allied Ships
SS S-36

SS S-36 is sighted by escort
S-36 diving deep ....
SC Ch 13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 13 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Merak at 48,97

Japanese Ships
DD Kazegumo

Allied Ships
SS Pike

DD Kazegumo is sighted by SS Pike
SS Pike launches 4 torpedoes


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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 35,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
B-339-23 x 1
P-38E Lightning x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet *

CAP engaged:
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339-23 (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3e-1-VI.G.V Groep with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 30000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 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 39000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-40E Warhawk (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 41,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
P-38E Lightning x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet *

CAP engaged:
3e-1-VI.G.V Groep with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 30000 , scrambling fighters to 34810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
8th FG/35th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 39000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 22nd (East African) Brigade, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
G4M1 Betty x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
29 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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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 34

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

Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x G4M1 Betty 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 22nd (East African) Brigade, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
20 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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Morning Air attack on 22nd (East African) Brigade, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 39

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged

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

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



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

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



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Morning Air attack on 1st War Area , at 76,43 , near Chengtu

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 13
Ki-30 Ann x 19
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
237 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
13 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 16th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 10th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 16th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Construction Regiment ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 7th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Construction Regiment ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 1st War Area , at 76,43 , near Chengtu

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Also attacking 40th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 21st Group Army ...
Also attacking 1st War Area ...


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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4
Ki-32 Mary x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged

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

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

Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 22nd (East African) Brigade, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26

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

Allied ground losses:
59 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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



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Morning Air attack on 5th Chinese Corps, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 28
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 16
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 43

Allied aircraft
Mohawk IV x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 6 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Mohawk IV: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
191 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
11 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet
16 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb
31 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet

CAP engaged:
AVG/2nd Sqn/A with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.607 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

Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 40th Chinese Corps, at 76,43 , near Chengtu

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 7

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 17th Indian Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 1

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

No Allied losses

Allied ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

CAP engaged:
AVG/2nd Sqn/A with P-40E Warhawk (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes

Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 22nd (East African) Brigade, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20

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

Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 47,97

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 9
CW-22 Falcon x 9
DB-7B x 3
Hudson I x 6

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 6 damaged
CW-22 Falcon: 1 damaged
DB-7B: 1 damaged
DB-7B: 1 destroyed by flak
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 1
CL Oi
BB Mutsu

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 300 kg SAP Bomb
9 x CW-22 Falcon bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb
2 x DB-7B bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x Hudson I bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 47th Naval Guard Unit, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 4000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 300 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
12th Ku S-1 /A with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15810
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 47th Naval Guard Unit, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 4000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
12th Ku S-1 /A with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15810
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 5th Guards Division, at 55,51 , near Prome

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 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 32810
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Loyang , at 87,43

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 5

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet *
City Attack: 1 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai/A with Ki-27b Nate (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
85th Sentai/B with Ki-27b Nate (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Ankang , at 82,42

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 3 damaged

Resources hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Wellington Ic bombing from 5000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
68th Sentai/A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 47,97

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 6
P-400 Airacobra x 1

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 2 damaged
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

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

Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pagai-eilanden at 42,87

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
D3A1 Val x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD O'Brien
DD Hammann
DD Russell

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Ground combat at 76,42 (near Chengtu)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2333 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Defending force 9543 troops, 110 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 94

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 155

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99

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

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

Allied ground losses:
110 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
3rd Chinese Corps

Defending units:
60th Division
70th Division




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Steve has lotsa subs out hunting near Java & Sumatra. I’m bashing them on a regular basis right now getting good hits as he brings his subs in out of the blue waters and into the coast and ports where my ships are unloading.

There’s been a TF of 3-5 ships with one identified as a DD that I’ve been watching and attacking for a few days now. Yesterday I attacked three DDs in that TF. On the 26th it gets into Benkoelen where I’m unloading a division of troops and gets surprise on my TF… That so sux. In spite of another SCTF TF in the same hex… In spite of my SCTF two hexes west… One xAP sinks…

Steve & I are both hitting air attacks harder now. Steve is actually starting to go after airfields now… His troops in the open hexes in Burma & China? I’m trashing them.

My SCTF that I ran top Port Blair only found a PG. It’s sunk.

Steve is running little raids in the pacific and over near Rabaul… Pain-in-the-ass raids. I need to smite and move on – kind like the whack-a-mole game. Tarawa was his latest try but I held on for that first turn. I’m not too sure how well Tarawa will hang as Steve is throwing fragments of Marine Raiders and I just don’t know how combat breaks down with a Fragment VS a Japanese Naval Construction Battalion. I guess I’ll find out…

@ Benkoelen I pushed out the 22nd Brigade out. It’ll run back to Palembang, I assume.




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 30, 42
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TF 129 encounters mine field at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Ships
DMS W-1

40 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11

Allied aircraft
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-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 10000 feet *

CAP engaged:
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 39000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 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 29000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes

It's wierd to see Oscar do well against anything. Good pilots are gold.

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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 41,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 27

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet *

CAP engaged:
35th FG/41st FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes

Numbers are gold too. 27:3 are my kind of odds.

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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
G3M3 Nell x 45
G4M1 Betty x 16
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 56

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 8
P-40E Warhawk x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 4 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
196 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
45 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
11 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
20 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 9000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.5 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 1st Burma Division ...
Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 12th Group Army ...
Also attacking 1st Burma Division ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st Burma Division ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st Burma Division ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st Burma Division ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...

I have no real clue how effective my bombers are. I've seen FoW tell me I killed a zillion PBY @ Hawaii.
It's hard to tell but I sure hope I'm causing him supply problems too... I'm pounding this stack with everything I have.


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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 26

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

Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground 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: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

I'm gunna keep hammering this airfield to cut down Steve's support options.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bikini at 130,111

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21
B5N1 Kate x 14
B5N2 Kate x 5
D3A1 Val x 10

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 18
F4F-3 Wildcat x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 6 destroyed, 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Hornet
CV Enterprise

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-42 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F4F-3 Wildcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers

This hurts my feelings. Of note is that I have about 40 Nell/Betty with torpedoes plus additional air groups of fighters.
They fail to attack... Loaded with torpedoes. Naval Attack set. Range limited to 11 hexes so fighters can escort. N. Search set to 20%. Reviewing the turn, they might have taken a lot of losses but if they'd have gone B4 this attack Steve's
CAP would be reduced. Same if they'd of flown after this attack.

I'll say this tho - the allied carriers suprised me. I thought I was gunna be hunting a few cruisers and DDs...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bikini at 130,111

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
E13A1 Jake x 2

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
F4F-3 Wildcat x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-42 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 71 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

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



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Morning Air attack on 16th Chinese Corps, at 77,43 , near Chungking

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 8
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 5th Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 16th Chinese Corps ...

These troops gotta be low on supplies...

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Morning Air attack on 77th Chinese Corps, at 57,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4
Ki-32 Mary x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

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

Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 64

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 66
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 17 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
210 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 87th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 53rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 53rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...

Those Indian Brigades... I'm guessing they are stronger than Chinese troops?

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Morning Air attack on 5th Chinese Base Force, at 77,43 , near Chungking

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st War Area ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 254th Armoured Brigade, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...

254th Armoured Brigade... This stack is looking much stronger than I was expecting...

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Morning Air attack on 5th Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 15 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 17th Indian Division, at 56,52 , near Pegu

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 46

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ebadon at 130,115

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 9
F4F-3 Wildcat x 15
SBD-2 Dauntless x 12
SBD-3 Dauntless x 56
TBD-1 Devastator x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Taiyo, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 3
CVE Chuyo, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
DD Yukikaze
DD Shigure
DD Yamagumo
DD Natsushio
DD Kuroshio, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
14 x TBD-1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Taiyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Chuyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Hosho
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Taiyo
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Chuyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Chuyo

Fuel explosions don't mix well with water...

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Uga Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 47th Naval Guard Unit, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (13 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

When I was doing this turn I was cackling to myself about getting fighters to CAP this base. The loss of the CVEs in
in the Marshalls took a lot of cackle out watching the defense.


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Morning Air attack on 47th Naval Guard Unit, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (9 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Loemadjang at 56,106

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 3
Hudson I x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort V: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hudson I bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x Beaufort V bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 46th Road Const Co , at 54,52 (Bassein)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 32810
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ebadon at 130,115

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho, heavy fires
CVE Chuyo, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
Taiyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
Chuyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 80 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bikini at 130,111

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
B5N2 Kate x 3
D3A1 Val x 3

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 8
F4F-3 Wildcat x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-42 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F4F-3 Wildcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers

Too little too late. And of course - no Nell/Betty attack.

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Afternoon Air attack on 40th Chinese Corps, at 77,43 , near Chungking

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 1st War Area ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 40th Chinese Corps, at 77,43 , near Chungking

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 13

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 22nd (East African) Brigade, at 46,91 , near Benkoelen

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17

No Japanese losses

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



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Kuri

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 50,93 (Toboali)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 7

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 300 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Loemadjang at 56,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 2
Hudson I x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Hudson I bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x Beaufort V bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 70,106

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ebadon at 130,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 6
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9
TBF-1 Avenger x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
DD Umikaze
CVE Hosho, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Taiyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Chuyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese CVE
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Hosho


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Afternoon Air attack on Wotje , at 135,115

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 12

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Georgetown at 48,76

Japanese Ships
xAP Miike Maru
xAP Hakone Maru
DD Hasu

Allied Ships
SS Truant

SS Truant is sighted by escort
Truant bottoming out ....
DD Hasu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hasu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hasu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hasu fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hasu fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

In truth this turn could have been much worse form me in the Marshalls. I did lose all three CVE. Time to suck it up and soldier on.


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TTFN,

Mike

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TF 43 encounters mine field at Oosthaven (48,96)

Allied Ships
DD Craven
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Walke

4 mines cleared
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ASW attack near Balikpapan at 66,98

Japanese Ships
PB Showa Maru #3
PB Showa Maru #5

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon

SS Seadragon is located by PB Showa Maru #3
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Enggano at 43,94, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Naka
CL Natori
CL Kuma, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Tama, Shell hits 1
DMS W-3, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
DMS W-5, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
DMS W-11, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Tatsuyuke, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Devonshire, Shell hits 19, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Danae, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Isis
DD Nizam

Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages BB Haruna at 11,000 yards
CL Tama engages CL Danae at 11,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Nizam at 11,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Isis at 11,000 yards
DD Tatsuyuke engages DD Nizam at 11,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages DMS W-11 at 11,000 yards
CL Danae engages DMS W-3 at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Devonshire at 5,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Devonshire at 5,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Devonshire at 5,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Danae at 5,000 yards
DD Tatsuyuke engages DD Nizam at 5,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages DMS W-11 at 5,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages DMS W-5 at 5,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages DMS W-3 at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Devonshire at 2,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CL Danae at 2,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Devonshire at 2,000 yards
DD Tatsuyuke sunk by DD Isis at 2,000 yards
CL Danae engages DMS W-11 at 2,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages DMS W-5 at 2,000 yards
DMS W-3 sunk by CA Devonshire at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Devonshire at 3,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Devonshire at 3,000 yards
BB Haruna engages DD Isis at 3,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages CL Naka at 3,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages DMS W-11 at 3,000 yards
DMS W-5 sunk by CA Devonshire at 3,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Devonshire at 3,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Devonshire at 3,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Devonshire at 3,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Danae at 3,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA Devonshire at 3,000 yards
CL Danae engages DMS W-11 at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages CL Natori at 4,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Devonshire at 4,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DMS W-11 at 4,000 yards
CL Natori engages CA Devonshire at 4,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages CL Naka at 4,000 yards
CL Danae engages DMS W-11 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB Haruna engages CA Devonshire at 7,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Danae at 7,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Danae at 7,000 yards
CL Natori engages DD Isis at 7,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA Devonshire at 7,000 yards
CL Danae engages DMS W-11 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Danae engages BB Haruna at 9,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Danae at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Nizam at 9,000 yards
CL Natori engages CL Danae at 9,000 yards
CL Danae engages CL Naka at 9,000 yards
CA Devonshire engages DMS W-11 at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...

This looked like a bogus turn to me - like I was in disfavor with the dice-gods. I don't think I did much damage to Steve's TF but he surely spanked mine...
Last turn I hit a pair of CL with torpedoes just out of Oosthavan and figured they'd be running either back to that base or straight west to get out of combat. A BB and 4 CL should be able to handle any scraps of the cruiser TF plus crunch whatever he has loading/unloading there. This fight looked like my TF had both hands tied behind their back and one foot in a bear trap. My BB and CL expended less than 1/4th of their ammo while the allies must have shot through their complete ammo supply.
And got spanked during a night-fight - ohhh the shame the Haruna TF must be feeling...
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Sub attack near Nikunau at 140,134

Japanese Ships
PB Chiyo Maru #4

Allied Ships
SS Snapper

SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chiyo Maru #4 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Chiyo Maru #4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Singapore at 50,84

Japanese Ships
AMC Akagi Maru
LSD Akitsu Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru
xAP Horai Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
xAP Rakuyo Maru
DD Tanikaze

Allied Ships
SS O23, hits 5

SS O23 is sighted by escort
O23 bottoming out ....
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tanikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tanikaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

Don't mess with my xAP - I'll have to put holes in you...
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Morning Air attack on Oosthaven , at 48,96

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 4
Sea Hurricane Ib x 4
Martlet II x 8
P-38E Lightning x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed
Martlet II: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.803 Sqn FAA with Fulmar II (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 39000
Raid is overhead

One Betty/Nell attack today and it wastes itself on 3 DDs that I think are sweeping mines... A factor might be the weather but a mouse-over shows Steve looks to have split his remaining AK/AP TF into a bunch of 1-ship TFs. If intentional this is really a gamey move in my opinion as it cuts down on the ability to attack enemy TFs from the air by reducing the importance of the targets for my air groups.

Addendum: We've been trading emails back and forth. Steve gave me a partial list of when he thinks it's appropriate to use single-ship TFs. I still converting TFs to single-ship TFs is wrong but will follow his lead to maintain status quo.
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 41,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 2
P-40E Warhawk x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet *

CAP engaged:
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-40E Warhawk (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bikini at 133,108

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
D3A1 Val x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
BB Colorado, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

I think I scratched some paint...
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Oosthaven at 48,96

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 22

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 2
Sea Hurricane Ib x 1
Martlet II x 2
P-38E Lightning x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Craven
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Walke

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.803 Sqn FAA with Fulmar II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-38E Lightning (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 39000
Raid is overhead
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 10000 feet *

CAP engaged:
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 7000 , scrambling fighters to 42500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet
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Morning Air attack on 77th Chinese Corps, at 57,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

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

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...
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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 35

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

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

Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 9

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 4
Hurricane IIc Trop x 1
Mohawk IV x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
184 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.258 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
No.607 Sqn RAF with Mohawk IV (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
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 29000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 12th Group Army ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 32
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 22

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
Hurricane IIc Trop x 1
Mohawk IV x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Mohawk IV: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.258 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 74 minutes
No.607 Sqn RAF with Mohawk IV (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes

Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...

Of note is a 2nd attack coming towards Rangoon that shows 17 enemy LCU.
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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
G3M3 Nell x 42
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 8 damaged

Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
42 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 5th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on 1st Burma Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 5
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
83 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 17th Indian Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 20
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 87th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged

Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6

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

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Loemadjang at 56,106

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Loemadjang at 56,106

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
SBC-4 Helldiver x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
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Morning Air attack on Tsiaotso , at 88,42

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 9
LB-30 Liberator x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Wellington Ic bombing from 7000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 7000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23

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

Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on 1st Burma Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
G4M1 Betty x 24
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 43

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 4
Hurricane IIc Trop x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed

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

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
Raid is overhead
No.258 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000
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 29000
Raid is overhead
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Benkoelen at 45,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 31

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (15 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Benkoelen at 45,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 31

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (15 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Benkoelen at 45,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (14 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 105 minutes
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Benkoelen at 45,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
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Afternoon Air attack on Tavoy , at 54,60

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 11

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Benkoelen at 45,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 74 minutes
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Benkoelen at 45,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
DB-7B x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
DB-7B: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x DB-7B bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
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Ground combat at Pegu (55,53)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 19837 troops, 192 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 2319

Defending force 26727 troops, 288 guns, 645 vehicles, Assault Value = 963

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

Assaulting units:
21st Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
1st Burma Division
254th Armoured Brigade
50th Chinese Corps
17th Indian Division
46th Indian Brigade
87th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Corps
12th Group Army

Defending units:
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Division
Guards Tank Division
48th Road Const Co
55th Const Co




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TTFN,

Mike

(in reply to 1EyedJacks)
Post #: 246
7.5.42 - 8/17/2013 4:24:48 PM   
1EyedJacks


Posts: 1922
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 05, 42

In the Pacific:

quote:


I gave orders for SCTF Hyuga to patrol two hexes north of Roi-Namur and then return to Kwajalein guessing that Steve would be running a bombardment TF for either Roi-Namur or Kwajalein. I also replaced leaders for the SCTF and for the BB Hyuga. I also set the FP for Night Naval Search @ 100%. I guessed right. I'm not sure why I didn't do better against Steve's DDs...
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Roi-Namur at 131,113, Range 8,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
DD Oyashio
DD Natsushio, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Yukikaze
DD Yamagumo, Shell hits 2
DD Shigure, Shell hits 1
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Nenohi
DD Okikaze, Shell hits 2
DD Shiokaze, Shell hits 1
DD Hokaze
TB Kiji
TB Kamo, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
DD Tawakaze, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Colorado, Shell hits 35, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Drayton
DD Conyngham
DD Shaw, Shell hits 1
DD Cassin
DD Farragut
DD Aylwin


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 53% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
BB Colorado engages BB Hyuga at 8,000 yards
BB Colorado engages DD Tawakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Hokaze engages BB Colorado at 8,000 yards
BB Colorado engages DD Shiokaze at 8,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages DD Shaw at 8,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Shiokaze at 8,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
TB Kamo engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages BB Colorado at 2,000 yards
DD Aylwin engages DD Tawakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Hokaze at 2,000 yards
DD Okikaze engages DD Drayton at 2,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Tawakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages DD Drayton at 2,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Shigure at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages BB Colorado at 6,000 yards
DD Aylwin engages DD Shigure at 6,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Hokaze at 6,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Shiokaze at 6,000 yards
DD Aylwin engages DD Okikaze at 6,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Conyngham at 6,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages DD Drayton at 6,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Aylwin at 6,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Shigure at 6,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Drayton at 6,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Drayton at 6,000 yards
BB Colorado engages TB Kamo at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages BB Colorado at 9,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Tawakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hokaze engages DD Shaw at 9,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Natsushio at 9,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Shaw at 9,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Yamagumo at 9,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Natsushio at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Conyngham at 9,000 yards
BB Colorado engages TB Kiji at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages BB Colorado at 10,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Drayton at 10,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Tawakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages DD Farragut at 10,000 yards
DD Okikaze engages DD Conyngham at 10,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Conyngham at 10,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Suzukaze at 10,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Farragut at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Aylwin at 10,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Natsushio at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages BB Colorado at 8,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
DD Hokaze engages DD Shaw at 8,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages DD Drayton at 8,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Shaw at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Umikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Farragut at 8,000 yards
BB Colorado engages TB Kamo at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Colorado engages BB Hyuga at 10,000 yards
DD Aylwin engages DD Shiokaze at 10,000 yards
DD Hokaze engages DD Cassin at 10,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Shiokaze at 10,000 yards
DD Okikaze engages DD Aylwin at 10,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Conyngham at 10,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Drayton at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Conyngham at 10,000 yards
BB Colorado engages TB Kamo at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages DD Cassin at 6,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Okikaze at 6,000 yards
DD Tawakaze engages DD Shaw at 6,000 yards
DD Okikaze engages DD Conyngham at 6,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Nenohi at 6,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Cassin at 6,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Drayton at 6,000 yards
Magazine explodes on TB Kamo
TB Kamo sunk by DD Drayton at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Hyuga engages DD Cassin at 10,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Shigure at 10,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Okikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Shiokaze engages DD Shaw at 10,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Conyngham at 10,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Nenohi at 10,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Farragut at 10,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Umikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Yamagumo at 10,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Oyashio at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


The Patrol Boat is running ASW around Nikunau. I saw this TF in the area and pulled a supply TF that was unloading @ Nikunau.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Nikunau at 140,134, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Chiyo Maru #4, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Vincennes
CL Raleigh
DD Gridley


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 53% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages PB Chiyo Maru #4 at 4,000 yards
DD Gridley engages PB Chiyo Maru #4 at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

I had a few midget subs @ Kwajalein. I've split what I have between the two bases. Ha-10 is sunk.
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ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-10

Allied Ships
DD Benham

SSX Ha-10 is sighted by escort
DD Benham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Benham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Benham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Benham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Benham fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-10, hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Benham

SSX Ha-10 is sighted by escort
Ha-10 bottoming out ....
DD Benham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Benham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Benham attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub

Scratching paint. Steve has a good sized SCTF sitting @ Roi-Namur when the movie ends...
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
D3A1 Val x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
BB California, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


I got lucky again here. It could have been much worse. I'm hoping Steve is now low on torpedoes...
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
F4F-3 Wildcat x 15
SBD-2 Dauntless x 6
SBD-3 Dauntless x 52
TBD-1 Devastator x 13
TBF-1 Avenger x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Azuma Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Katuragi Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Suzukaze
DD Okikaze
DD Yamagumo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DD Natsushio, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Yukikaze
DD Oyashio
DD Shiokaze

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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
13 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Taiyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
13th Ku S-1 /C with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Azuma Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Hyuga
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Natsushio
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
D3A1 Val x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
BB California

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 6
F4F-3 Wildcat x 14
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14
TBF-1 Avenger x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Azumasan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hokaze
DD Shiokaze

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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Taiyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Raid is overhead
13th Ku S-1 /C with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Hyuga
Massive explosion on xAK Azumasan Maru
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wotje at 135,115

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
TBD-1 Devastator x 13

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AMc Tama Maru #3, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x TBD-1 Devastator bombing from 15000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
13th Ku S-1 /C with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 72 minutes

My Big guns plus some carriers will be in the area within the next couple of turns... I'll get me some payback...
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Naval bombardment of Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
BB California
CA Astoria
CA Northampton

Japanese ground losses:
161 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 15
Port hits 8
Port supply hits 2

BB Tennessee firing at Roi-Namur
BB California firing at Roi-Namur
CA Astoria firing at Roi-Namur
CA Northampton firing at Roi-Namur

I'm in the process of reinforcing this base. This para-unit is flown in by PBY - I think from Eniwetok...
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Ground combat at Ponape (119,113)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 100 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Defending force 544 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Allied adjusted assault: 1

Japanese adjusted defense: 17

Allied assault odds: 1 to 17 (fort level 1)

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /2

Defending units:
Ponape Naval Fortress
4th Base Force /1

This base has 0-port/0-AF - which is why I didn't have troops on it. I'll clean it up later.
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Ground combat at Ailinglaplap (133,117)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 90 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

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

Allied adjusted assault: 2

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ailinglaplap !!!

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

Assaulting units:
2nd USMC Parachute Bn /1



Sumatra/Malaya/Burma
quote:



This is my amphib TF returning from Benkoelen. Note I haven't been breaking my TFs down into the 1-ship bullcrap. I will in the future; I have no real choice. This is a game w/o rules but breaking TFs into 1-ship units games the system. Steve doesn't feel the same way. I strongly disagree. 1-ship TFs game the system in reducing the chance of launching attacks against enemy shipping from the air. They also disperse attacks against valuable targets when you use them as pickets for BBs & carriers. No rules in this game. This is twice Steve has held to that motto when I've protested something. I've decided to give him what he's asked for.
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ASW attack near Georgetown at 48,76

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
CL Oi
CL Kitakami
DD Amagiri
E Hachijo
AMC Aikoku Maru
AMC Akagi Maru
APD Nadakaze
LSD Akitsu Maru
xAP Takatiho Maru
xAP Horai Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
xAP Rakuyo Maru
DD Tsuga
DD Akebono

Allied Ships
SS Truant, hits 3

SS Truant is sighted by escort
Truant bottoming out ....
DD Tsuga fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


Steve is flying out of Port Blair again. He knows I have AAA @ Rangoon... I'll be tapping Port Blair again soon but I chose to continue the deployment of my local air groups against the allied ground thrust @ Pagu.
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Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 1000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B Marauder: 3 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 2000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

I've been hammering his ground assault @ Pegu. Kill of some troops and guns, mix in some disruption with a little loss of moral and then eat up some of the enemy supplies... I'm mixing up a good batch of magic here...
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Morning Air attack on 254th Armoured Brigade, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20
G3M3 Nell x 45
G4M1 Betty x 30
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 54

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 8 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
45 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
30 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
12 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
28 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 9000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
No.258 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
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 25000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st Burma Division ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 34
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 53rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 53rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on 1st Burma Division, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22

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

Allied ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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

Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st Burma Division ...
Also attacking 37th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st Burma Division ...
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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 6 damaged

Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 87th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 87th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 254th Armoured Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 254th Armoured Brigade, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 87th Chinese Corps, at 55,53 (Pegu)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

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

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

Also attacking 17th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 87th Chinese Corps ...

I think the losses are mostly the Chinese troops. I'll be switching my bombing over to the stack near Rangoon now...
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Ground combat at Pegu (55,53)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 67532 troops, 679 guns, 784 vehicles, Assault Value = 2405

Defending force 66717 troops, 537 guns, 188 vehicles, Assault Value = 2279

Japanese adjusted assault: 2664

Allied adjusted defense: 434

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1577 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 106 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled

Allied ground losses:
17012 casualties reported
Squads: 1258 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 717 destroyed, 81 disabled
Engineers: 60 destroyed, 27 disabled
Guns lost 59 (37 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (9 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 12

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
9th Division
4th Guards Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
5th Guards Division
6th Guards Division
Guards Tank Division
48th Road Const Co
55th Const Co

Defending units:
37th Chinese Corps
46th Indian Brigade
5th Chinese Cavalry Corps
21st Chinese Corps
17th Indian Division
1st Burma Division
53rd Chinese Corps
254th Armoured Brigade
50th Chinese Corps
87th Chinese Corps
5th Chinese Corps
12th Group Army



This is the scene of a mistake that has been haunting me. I've got three division tied up chasing down the Chinese Corps... I hate it when I do something bone-headed like this...
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Morning Air attack on 29th Chinese Corps, at 57,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4
Ki-32 Mary x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4

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

Also attacking 77th Chinese Corps ...


My answer to Steve chopping up his TFs @ Oosthaven... Note the vehicle losses. This means Steve's been unloading troops and I haven't been able to really attack his troop ships with my air groups because he broke them into 1-ship TFs. Total BS but whatever.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Oosthaven at 47,97, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
BB Ise
CA Myoko
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 1
DD Hatsukaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
xAP Dunedin Star, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAP Glenapp, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Kota Tjandi, Shell hits 26, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 218 (150 destroyed, 68 disabled)

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Dunedin Star at 24,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Glenapp at 24,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Glenapp at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Glenapp at 22,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Glenapp at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Dunedin Star at 20,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAP Glenapp at 20,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAP Glenapp at 20,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Dunedin Star at 20,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Dunedin Star at 18,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Dunedin Star at 18,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages xAP Dunedin Star at 18,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAP Glenapp at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Dunedin Star at 16,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAP Dunedin Star at 16,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Dunedin Star at 16,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAP Glenapp at 16,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAP Glenapp at 15,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Dunedin Star at 15,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAP Dunedin Star at 15,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 15,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 15,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 13,000 yards
xAP Dunedin Star sunk by BB Hiei at 13,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 13,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Glenapp at 13,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAP Glenapp at 13,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 11,000 yards
xAP Glenapp sunk by BB Ise at 11,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 9,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 9,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 9,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 9,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 11,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 11,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 13,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAP Kota Tjandi
BB Hiei engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 13,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 13,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 13,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Kota Tjandi at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
xAP Kota Tjandi sunk by BB Ise at 12,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

No troops - just guns... I wonder what he was able to unload. I guess I'll find out the hard way later when I go after Palembang.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Oosthaven at 48,96, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei
BB Ise
CA Myoko
CL Abukuma
DD Hatsukaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
xAP Dunera, Shell hits 24, and is sunk
xAP Kota Pinang, Shell hits 7, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 32 (15 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 34 (23 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 17,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAP Dunera at 17,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages xAP Dunera at 17,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAP Dunera at 17,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAP Dunera at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BB Ise engages xAP Dunera at 16,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAP Dunera at 16,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAP Dunera at 16,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAP Dunera at 16,000 yards
DD Hamakaze engages xAP Dunera at 16,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAP Dunera at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
xAP Dunera sunk by BB Hiei at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Hatakaze engages xAP Kota Pinang at 10,000 yards
CA Myoko engages xAP Kota Pinang at 10,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages xAP Kota Pinang at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages xAP Kota Pinang at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
xAP Kota Pinang sunk by BB Ise at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

Still keeping this base from building up forts and flying bombers/fighters.
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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 89

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 2
Sea Hurricane Ib x 3
Martlet II x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 19 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed
Martlet II: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
33 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
No.803 Sqn FAA with Fulmar II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes


Sweeping Soerabaja to kill fighters. I can see in the air losses screen that I've been slaughtering his fighters. A lot of his bomber/torpedo-bomber attacks are unescorted. Every now and then he runs a bunch of fighter groups together in one location that catches me by suprise but thats a rarity right now. That'll change soon within the game when he gets his better aircraft.
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 39,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 31

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 4
P-40E Warhawk x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 38500 feet *

CAP engaged:
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-40E Warhawk (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 10000 feet *


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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 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 TF, near Loemadjang at 56,106

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8

Allied aircraft
SBC-4 Helldiver x 2
SBD-3 Dauntless x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes

I have a CL and a pair of DD on patrol here (SCTF). Again steve attacks w/o fighter escort.
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Morning Air attack on 53rd Division, at 45,91 (Benkoelen)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (10 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes





China
quote:


Prepping to take Chungking. Maybe another month...
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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 15000 feet
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 9

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 92nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking China Command ...
Also attacking 1st Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 92nd Chinese Corps ...
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 13

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
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Morning Air attack on 68th Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 10
Ki-30 Ann x 18
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 3 damaged
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged
Ki-30 Ann: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 5 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 14th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 47th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 36th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 47th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 47th Chinese Corps ...
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Morning Air attack on 41st Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet


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Morning Air attack on Sian , at 83,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
68th Sentai/A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes




Near the land of Oz
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ASW attack near Newcastle at 93,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-27

Allied Ships
AM Cairns
AM Wollongong

SS I-27 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Cairns
I-27 diving deep ....
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Wollongong fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


< Message edited by 1EyedJacks -- 8/17/2013 4:25:17 PM >


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I sortied barges to eat up some ammo. I'm all about no rules now...
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Roi-Namur at 132,114, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-101, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-102, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-103, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-104, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-105, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-106, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-107, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-108, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-109, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-110, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LB-111, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-112, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB California
BB Tennessee
CA Northampton
CA Astoria
DD Benham


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 42% moonlight: 9,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages LB-112 at 9,000 yards
LB-107 sunk by CA Astoria at 9,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages LB-109 at 9,000 yards
LB-105 sunk by BB Tennessee at 9,000 yards
LB-102 sunk by BB California at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
LB-112 sunk by BB California at 10,000 yards
LB-109 sunk by DD Benham at 10,000 yards
LB-103 sunk by DD Benham at 10,000 yards
LB-101 sunk by BB California at 10,000 yards
LB-111 sunk by CA Northampton at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
LB-104 sunk by BB California at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
LB-110 sunk by BB California at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
LB-108 sunk by BB Tennessee at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
LB-106 sunk by BB Tennessee at 9,000 yards
LB-106 sunk by BB Tennessee at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

These PB have been on ASW patrolling around the isles. Every time they run into one of Steve's TFs they run. Later this turn they'll run into the wrong TF...
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rongelap at 133,112, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #7
PB Shonon Maru #11
PB Takuna Maru #6
PB Takuna Maru #7

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown
CV Enterprise
CV Hornet
CA Chicago
CL Nashville
CL Honolulu
DD Monssen
DD Woodworth
DD Blue
DD Fanning
DD Cushing


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 42% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Air Combat TF evades combat


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ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
DD Shigure
DD Oyashio
DD Nenohi
DD Suzukaze
DD Umikaze

Allied Ships
SS Tautog, hits 3

SS Tautog is sighted by escort
Tautog bottoming out ....
DD Nenohi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Umikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nenohi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nenohi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nenohi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nenohi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nenohi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
xAK Katuragi Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

xAK Katuragi Maru is sighted by SS Tautog
SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Katuragi Maru

I-160 scores some meat. This is another landing of troops. They don't fair well in the Shock-attack phase later in the turn.
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ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese Ships
SS I-160, hits 1

Allied Ships
APD Chew

SS I-160 is sighted by escort
I-160 bottoming out ....
APD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Chew attacking submerged sub ....
APD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Submarine attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
xAK Katuragi Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tautog

xAK Katuragi Maru is sighted by SS Tautog
SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Katuragi Maru


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ASW attack near Benkoelen at 45,91

Japanese Ships
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Growler, hits 3

SS Growler launches 4 torpedoes at DD Matsukaze
Growler bottoming out ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese Ships
SS I-160

Allied Ships
APD Chew

SS I-160 is sighted by escort
APD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Chew fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

I-160 "chews" on another APD...
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Sub attack near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese Ships
SS I-160

Allied Ships
APD Chew, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-160 launches 2 torpedoes
I-160 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection


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Pre-Invasion action off Roi-Namur (132,114)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Kane
APD Hatfield
APD Humphreys
APD Dent
APD Waters
APD Schley
APD Litchfield

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

APD Kane fired at enemy troops
APD Hatfield fired at enemy troops
APD Humphreys fired at enemy troops
APD Dent fired at enemy troops
APD Waters fired at enemy troops
APD Schley fired at enemy troops
APD Litchfield fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

These are the APDs unloading a few troops.
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Amphibious Assault at Roi-Namur (132,114)

TF 457 troops unloading over beach at Roi-Namur, 132,114

Allied ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Meanwhile, back in Oz...
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ASW attack near Newcastle at 93,167

Japanese Ships
SS I-27

Allied Ships
AM Eland Dubois
AM Madras

SS I-27 is located by AM Eland Dubois
I-27 diving deep ....
AM Madras fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Madras fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Madras fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Madras fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Madras fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

PB tangle with the wrong crowd and get shot up.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Roi-Namur at 131,113, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #7
PB Shonon Maru #11, Shell hits 1
PB Takuna Maru #6
PB Takuna Maru #7, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
APD Litchfield
APD Schley
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Humphreys
APD Hatfield
APD Kane

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 15,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
APD Waters engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 13,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #7 engages APD Litchfield at 13,000 yards
APD Kane engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 13,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #7 engages APD Hatfield at 13,000 yards
APD Dent engages PB Shonon Maru #11 at 13,000 yards
APD Waters engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #7 engages APD Kane at 11,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #6 engages APD Kane at 11,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #7 engages APD Humphreys at 11,000 yards
PB Shonon Maru #11 engages APD Dent at 11,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #7 engages APD Litchfield at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #7 engages APD Kane at 9,000 yards
APD Hatfield engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 9,000 yards
PB Shonon Maru #11 engages APD Kane at 9,000 yards
APD Dent engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 9,000 yards
APD Waters engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 9,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #7 engages APD Schley at 9,000 yards
Oyama E. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 13,000 yards
APD Kane engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 13,000 yards
APD Hatfield engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 13,000 yards
APD Kane engages PB Shonon Maru #11 at 13,000 yards
APD Waters engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 13,000 yards
APD Schley engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 13,000 yards
APD Litchfield engages PB Takuna Maru #7 at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...

PB get tangled with the big-boyz and die.
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Roi-Namur at 131,113, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #7, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PB Shonon Maru #11, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PB Takuna Maru #6, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PB Takuna Maru #7, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB California
BB Tennessee
CA Northampton
CA Astoria
DD Benham

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 26,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #7 sunk by BB California at 26,000 yards
PB Takuna Maru #6 sunk by BB California at 26,000 yards
BB California fires at PB Shonon Maru #11 at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards
BB California engages PB Shonon Maru #11 at 25,000 yards
PB Shonon Maru #11 sunk by BB California at 25,000 yards
orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 24,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages PB Kyo Maru #7 at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
PB Kyo Maru #7 sunk by BB Tennessee at 20,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

Steve's sub gets some meat. Not too bad on the damage tho - it'll easily make Singapore.
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Sub attack near Sabang at 44,69

Japanese Ships
CL Naka, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS S-39

SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes at CL Naka
S-39 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

This is another barge that was slunk out to suck up ammo from an enemy SCTF.
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Submarine attack near Roi-Namur at 133,114

Japanese Ships
LB-117, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pollack

LB-117 is sighted by SS Pollack
SS Pollack attacking LB-117 on the surface
Massive explosion on LB-117


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ASW attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,115

Japanese Ships
TB Kiji
DD Shigure
DD Oyashio
DD Nenohi
DD Suzukaze
DD Umikaze

Allied Ships
SS Tautog, hits 5

SS Tautog launches 4 torpedoes at TB Kiji
Tautog bottoming out ....
DD Nenohi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Suzukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Umikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nenohi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Suzukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nenohi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nenohi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nenohi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nenohi 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-115, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pollack

SS Pollack attacking LB-115 on the surface

Sweeping Soerabaja
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 38,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 25

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet *

CAP engaged:
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 7000
Raid is overhead
35th FG/41st FS with P-40E Warhawk (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 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes


Sweeping Chungking
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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet


working to prevent the base from building forts
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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
G4M1 Betty x 37

Allied aircraft
Fulmar II x 1
Sea Hurricane Ib x 3
Martlet II x 4
P-38E Lightning x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 12

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

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
No.803 Sqn FAA with Fulmar II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-38E Lightning (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 39000
Raid is overhead


This is Steve's stack near Rangoon. Looks to be 17 units but they are in woods. My bombers don't seem to be doing so well in that terrain...
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Morning Air attack on 75th Indian Brigade, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G3M3 Nell x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 6 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
45 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 75th Indian Brigade, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground 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 21 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
G4M1 Betty x 24

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 2
Martlet II x 2
P-38E Lightning x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet II: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (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 31000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (1 airborne, 0 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 14000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
35th FG/40th FS with P-38E Lightning (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 39000
Raid is overhead


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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

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

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking China Command ...
Also attacking 34th Chinese Corps ...


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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 41st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 14th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 14th Chinese Corps ...

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Morning Air attack on 92nd Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 9
Ki-30 Ann x 17
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 7
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-30 Ann: 3 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 6 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 36th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st Chinese Base Force ...
Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st Chinese Cavalry Corps ...
Also attacking 32nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 32nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 92nd Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 4

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

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



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13


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

CAP engaged:
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on 23rd Indian Division, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 40
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 107th RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 23rd Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 23rd Indian Division ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 2nd Hyder Lancers Regiment ...
Also attacking 23rd Indian Division ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 23rd Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 36th Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6

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

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



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Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged

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

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

Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 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: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

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

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6

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



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Morning Air attack on 107th RAF Base Force, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 50,93 (Toboali)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x 139WH-3 bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sepandjang at 59,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Atago Maru

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sepandjang at 59,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Atago Maru
xAK Meiyo Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Beaufort V bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Loemadjang at 56,106

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sepandjang at 59,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Meiyo Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 7000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 77 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 7 damaged
139WH-3: 2 damaged
Fulmar II: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 16

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


I note more Indian units and less Chinese...
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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Division, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

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

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

Also attacking 23rd Indian Division ...
Also attacking 24th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 23rd Indian Division ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 107th RAF Base Force, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 4 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4
Ki-32 Mary x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar 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

Also attacking 77th Chinese Corps ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Benkoelen at 45,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 28

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 4000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (12 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes


I was able to finish unloading b4 the air assault. My fighters blunted the teeth of the CV attack.
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Afternoon Air attack on Kwajalein Island , at 132,115

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 6
F4F-3 Wildcat x 14
SBD-2 Dauntless x 8
SBD-3 Dauntless x 33
TBF-1 Avenger x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 4 destroyed
SBD-2 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 15 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Yukikaze, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Katuragi Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Arimasan Maru, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Takashima, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Nenohi
xAK Daijukyo Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Yukikaze
Also attacking Kwajalein Island ...
Also attacking Kwajalein Island ...
Also attacking Kwajalein Island ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Arimasan Maru


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ASW attack near Benkoelen at 45,91

Japanese Ships
DD Matsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish

SS Flying Fish is sighted by escort
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Matsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Roi-Namur (132,114)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 1606 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

Defending force 1416 troops, 6 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

Allied adjusted assault: 1

Japanese adjusted defense: 18

Allied assault odds: 1 to 18 (fort level 4)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
180 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled

Assaulting units:
148th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
7th Indpt SNLF Coy
7th JNAF Coy
2nd Naval Construction Battalion

The road construction unit was moving to Rangoon. apparently not fast enough...
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Ground combat at Bassein (54,52)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14448 troops, 148 guns, 384 vehicles, Assault Value = 742

Defending force 259 troops, 0 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 220

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 220 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Bassein !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
319 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
7th Australian Division
150th RAC Regiment
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
255th Armoured Brigade

Defending units:
46th Road Const Co




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TTFN,

Mike

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Sub attack near Newcastle at 93,168

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, hits 2

Allied Ships
AM Madras, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AM Eland Dubois
AM Bombay

SS I-27 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Madras
I-27 diving deep ....
AM Bombay fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bombay fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bombay attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-27 eludes ASW attack from AM Bombay
AM Bombay cannot establish contact with SS I-27
AM Bombay fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Bombay attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese Ships
SS I-160, hits 2

Allied Ships
APD Dent
APD Waters
APD Schley
APD Litchfield
APD Kane
APD Hatfield
APD Humphreys

SS I-160 is sighted by escort
I-160 bottoming out ....
APD Kane fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Hatfield fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Nikunau at 139,134

Allied Ships
CA Vincennes
CL Raleigh
DD Gridley

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 6
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 1

CA Vincennes firing at Nikunau
CL Raleigh firing at Nikunau
DD Gridley firing at 41st Naval Guard Unit


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Pre-Invasion action off Roi-Namur (132,114)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Kane
APD Hatfield
APD Humphreys
APD Dent
APD Waters
APD Schley
APD Litchfield

APD Kane fired at enemy troops
APD Hatfield fired at enemy troops
APD Humphreys fired at enemy troops
APD Dent fired at enemy troops
APD Waters fired at enemy troops
APD Schley fired at enemy troops
APD Litchfield fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Roi-Namur (132,114)

TF 457 troops unloading over beach at Roi-Namur, 132,114

Allied ground losses:
100 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



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ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 131,113

Japanese Ships
SS I-160

Allied Ships
APD Hatfield
APD Dent
APD Waters
APD Schley
APD Litchfield
APD Kane
APD Humphreys

SS I-160 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Hatfield
I-160 diving deep ....
APD Kane fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Hatfield fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Humphreys fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio
DD Yukikaze
DD Shigure
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Nenohi
TB Kiji

Allied Ships
DMS Hopkins, Shell hits 3
DMS Zane, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS Boggs, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS Perry, Shell hits 5, heavy fires

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
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
DD Nenohi engages DMS Zane at 17,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DMS Boggs at 17,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DMS Zane at 17,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Boggs at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DMS Zane at 12,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DMS Boggs at 12,000 yards
DMS Zane engages TB Kiji at 12,000 yards
DMS Hopkins engages TB Kiji at 12,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Zane at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DMS Boggs at 12,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Hopkins at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DMS Hopkins at 11,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DMS Hopkins at 11,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Zane at 11,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DMS Zane at 11,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Zane at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DMS Zane at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DMS Zane at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Boggs at 10,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DMS Boggs at 10,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DMS Boggs at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Boggs at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DMS Zane at 10,000 yards
DMS Zane engages TB Kiji at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DMS Perry at 9,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Boggs at 9,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Zane at 9,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DMS Perry at 9,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Hopkins at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DMS Boggs at 9,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Perry at 9,000 yards
Cain, G.R. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 7,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Perry at 7,000 yards
DMS Boggs engages TB Kiji at 7,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Zane at 7,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DMS Perry at 7,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Hopkins at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DMS Boggs at 7,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Hopkins at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DMS Perry engages TB Kiji at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DMS Perry at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DMS Hopkins at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Hopkins at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Hopkins at 8,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DMS Perry at 8,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Boggs at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DMS Perry at 11,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Boggs at 11,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Zane at 11,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DMS Perry at 11,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Hopkins at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DMS Perry at 11,000 yards
DMS Hopkins engages TB Kiji at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Perry at 14,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DMS Perry at 14,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DMS Hopkins at 14,000 yards
TB Kiji engages DMS Hopkins at 14,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Perry at 14,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DMS Hopkins at 14,000 yards
DMS Perry engages TB Kiji at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DMS Perry at 18,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DMS Boggs at 18,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DMS Zane at 18,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DMS Boggs at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DMS Zane at 20,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DMS Zane at 20,000 yards
DD Nenohi engages DMS Hopkins at 20,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DMS Hopkins at 20,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
G4M1 Betty x 30

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 2
Martlet II x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 8 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet II: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 37

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

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 31000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 15

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 2
Martlet II x 1

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

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground

Runway hits 9

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

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (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 31000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet 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 14000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 29
G4M1 Betty x 23

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 destroyed
Martlet II: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.800 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (1 airborne, 0 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 31000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

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



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Morning Air attack on 41st Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 6
Ki-30 Ann x 16
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-30 Ann: 6 damaged
Ki-30 Ann: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 3 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 47th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 14th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 34th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 92nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 34th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 92nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 34th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 41st Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 10

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

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

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

Also attacking 14th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 77th Chinese Corps, at 57,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4
Ki-32 Mary x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 1 damaged

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

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

Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 70
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 35 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 18 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 6 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 destroyed on ground
Martlet II: 1 damaged
Fulmar II: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Division, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 15 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
No.258 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead

Also attacking 75th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 95th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 75th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 75th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged

No Allied losses

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

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

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
No.258 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes

Also attacking 20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 7th Indian Division, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 45

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 85 minutes
No.258 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (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 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 23rd Indian Division, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 5 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 10

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

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



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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 8 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 1st SNLF, at 50,93 (Toboali)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 4

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x 139WH-3 bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 3 x 300 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Denpasar at 58,108

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13

Allied aircraft
Hudson I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Meiyo Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Hudson I bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai/B with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Denpasar at 58,108

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 8

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai/B with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 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 between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 10000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 163 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Refinery hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 107th RAF Base Force, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 31

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
31 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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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 55,52 , near Rangoon

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Loemadjang at 56,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
D3A1 Val x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AP Hunter Liggett

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17

No Japanese losses

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



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Afternoon Air attack on Kwajalein Island , at 132,115

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 38

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
F4F-3 Wildcat x 13
SBD-2 Dauntless x 4
SBD-3 Dauntless x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat: 3 destroyed
SBD-2 Dauntless: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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ASW attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
PB Heiei Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon

SS Seadragon is located by PB Heiei Maru #7
Seadragon diving deep ....
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96

Japanese Ships
PB Heiei Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon

SS Seadragon launches 2 torpedoes
Seadragon diving deep ....
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Heiei Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Amphibious Assault at Groot Natoena (57,83)

TF 55 troops unloading over beach at Groot Natoena, 57,83

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



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Pre-Invasion action off Roi-Namur (132,114)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Preston
AP Hunter Liggett
DD Lawrence

DD Preston firing at 2nd Naval Construction Battalion
DD Preston fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Roi-Namur (132,114)

TF 313 troops unloading over beach at Roi-Namur, 132,114

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 9 (0 destroyed, 9 disabled)



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Ground combat at Pegu (55,53)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 61111 troops, 641 guns, 784 vehicles, Assault Value = 2315

Defending force 2902 troops, 6 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 114

Japanese adjusted assault: 3273

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 3273 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Allied ground losses:
3013 casualties reported
Squads: 166 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 108 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 47 (29 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
5th Guards Division
4th Guards Division
6th Guards Division
13th Ind.Mixed Brigade
9th Division
Guards Tank Division
48th Road Const Co
55th Const Co

Defending units:
84th Indian Brigade


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Ground combat at Roi-Namur (132,114)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 141 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Defending force 2551 troops, 0 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 56

Assaulting units:
7th Indpt SNLF Coy
43rd Nav Gd /1
7th JNAF Coy
2nd Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
148th Infantry Regiment
102nd Combat Engr Rgt /9
6th USN Naval Construction Battalion




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TTFN,

Mike

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 09, 42
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ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 131,113

Japanese Ships
SS I-160

Allied Ships
DM Montgomery

SS I-160 is sighted by escort
I-160 diving deep ....
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Montgomery attacking submerged sub ....
DM Montgomery attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-160 eludes DM Montgomery by diving deep
SS I-160 eludes ASW attack from DM Montgomery
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-9

Allied Ships
DM Montgomery

SSX Ha-9 is sighted by escort
Ha-9 bottoming out ....
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Montgomery attacking submerged sub ....
DM Montgomery is out of ASW ammo
DM Montgomery is out of ASW ammo
DM Montgomery fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Montgomery attacking submerged sub ....
DM Montgomery is out of ASW ammo
DM Montgomery is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-7
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
SS Seadragon

SS Seadragon launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-7
Seadragon diving deep ....
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sanae fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Eniwetok at 126,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-11, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Patterson
DD Talbot

SS I-11 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Patterson
I-11 diving deep ....
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Talbot attacking submerged sub ....
DD Talbot cannot reach attack position over SS I-11
DD Talbot loses contact with SS I-11
SS I-11 eludes DD Talbot by diving deep
DD Talbot loses contact with SS I-11
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Cape Gloucester at 102,123

Japanese Ships
SS RO-65

Allied Ships
CM Gouden Leeuw

SS RO-65 is sighted by escort
RO-65 diving deep ....
CM Gouden Leeuw fails to find sub, continues to search...
CM Gouden Leeuw attacking submerged sub ....
SS RO-65 eludes ASW attack from CM Gouden Leeuw
SS RO-65 eludes CM Gouden Leeuw by diving deep
CM Gouden Leeuw attacking submerged sub ....
CM Gouden Leeuw cannot establish contact with SS RO-65
CM Gouden Leeuw is out of ASW ammo
CM Gouden Leeuw is out of ASW ammo
CM Gouden Leeuw is out of ASW ammo
CM Gouden Leeuw fails to find sub, continues to search...
CM Gouden Leeuw fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Kunming , at 69,48

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 3

No Allied losses

Manpower hits 2
Fires 3360

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wellington Ic bombing from 4000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Denpasar at 58,108

Japanese Ships
DD Yamakaze
DMS Tatsuko

Allied Ships
SS O19, hits 2

SS O19 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Yamakaze
O19 bottoming out ....
DMS Tatsuko fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Tatsuko fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Tatsuko attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Tatsuko fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Tatsuko fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Roi-Namur at 132,114

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate: 1 damaged
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB Idaho

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 10
Port hits 4

BB Mississippi firing at Roi-Namur
BB Idaho firing at Roi-Namur


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Pre-Invasion action off Roi-Namur (132,114)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Kane
APD Hatfield
APD Humphreys
APD Dent
APD Waters
APD Schley
APD Litchfield

APD Kane fired at enemy troops
APD Hatfield fired at enemy troops
APD Humphreys fired at enemy troops
APD Dent fired at enemy troops
APD Waters fired at enemy troops
APD Schley fired at enemy troops
APD Litchfield fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Roi-Namur (132,114)

TF 457 troops unloading over beach at Roi-Namur, 132,114



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Day Time Surface Combat, near Banjoewangi at 57,107, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Yamakaze
xAK Atago Maru
xAK Meiyo Maru
DMS Tatsuko

Allied Ships
PT TM-10
PT TM-15

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Japanese Amphibious TF evades combat


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Submarine attack near Roi-Namur at 133,114

Japanese Ships
LB-122, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Pollack

LB-122 is sighted by SS Pollack
SS Pollack attacking LB-122 on the surface


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 37,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 1
B-339-23 x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 32810 feet *

CAP engaged:
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet 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 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339-23 (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 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
A6M2-N Rufe x 8
G4M1 Betty x 32

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 6 damaged

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

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
11 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 20th Indian Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
G3M3 Nell x 42
G4M1 Betty x 35

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 4
Hurricane IIc Trop x 1
P-40E Warhawk x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
42 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
35 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.135 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
No.258 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead
No.615 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40E Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
G4M1 Betty x 21

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 7 damaged
Martlet II: 5 damaged
Martlet II: 1 destroyed on ground
Fulmar II: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 16

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 77th Chinese Corps, at 57,55 , near Rahaeng

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-30 Ann x 4
Ki-32 Mary x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 33

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

Also attacking 29th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 6 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 7 damaged
Fulmar II: 1 damaged
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed on ground
Martlet II: 1 damaged
Martlet II: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 24th Chinese Corps, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 30
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 32
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 24th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 24th Chinese Corps ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Chungking , at 76,45

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

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



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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18

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

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

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

Also attacking 7th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...


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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 17

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 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 20th Indian Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged

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

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



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 35
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet II: 2 damaged
Martlet II: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 3 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
Fulmar II: 1 damaged
Fulmar II: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on AHQ Bengal , at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged

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

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



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Morning Air attack on AHQ Bengal , at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 7 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Loemadjang at 56,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
SBC-4 Helldiver x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBC-4 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai/B with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 10000
Raid is overhead
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Tjepoe , at 54,103

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 11
Hudson I x 6

No Allied losses


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 300 kg GP Bomb
6 x 139WH-3 bombing from 1000 feet
City Attack: 1 x 300 kg GP Bomb
6 x Hudson I bombing from 1000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tjepoe , at 54,103

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 2

No Allied losses

Oil hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 1000 feet
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tjepoe , at 54,103

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3

No Allied losses

Oil hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 1000 feet
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 15

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet II: 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M1 Betty 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 Soerabaja , at 56,104

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
35th FG/39th FS with P-39D Airacobra (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 33810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Division, at 54,53 (Rangoon)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
G4M1 Betty x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bikini at 132,108

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Rangoon , at 54,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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Amphibious Assault at Soebi-besar (57,85)

TF 55 troops unloading over beach at Soebi-besar, 57,85

Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)

17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy
17 troops of a SNLF Squad lost in surf during unload of 2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy /4


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Pre-Invasion action off Roi-Namur (132,114)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AP Hunter Liggett
DD Lawrence

AP Hunter Liggett firing at 43rd Naval Guard Unit
AP Hunter Liggett fired at enemy troops
DD Lawrence fired at enemy troops


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Amphibious Assault at Roi-Namur (132,114)

TF 313 troops unloading over beach at Roi-Namur, 132,114



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Pre-Invasion action off Roi-Namur (132,114)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AP President Jackson
AP Thomas Jefferson
DD Buchanan

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

AP President Jackson firing at 43rd Naval Guard Unit
AP President Jackson fired at enemy troops
AP Thomas Jefferson fired at enemy troops
DD Buchanan fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Roi-Namur (132,114)

TF 519 troops unloading over beach at Roi-Namur, 132,114

Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (0 destroyed, 26 disabled)



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Ground combat at Roi-Namur (132,114)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2220 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 72

Defending force 1832 troops, 18 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 47

Allied adjusted assault: 27

Japanese adjusted defense: 15

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
286 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
238 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled

Assaulting units:
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
6th USN Naval Construction Battalion
177th USAAF Base Force /1

Defending units:
7th Indpt SNLF Coy
43rd Nav Gd /1
7th JNAF Coy
2nd Naval Construction Battalion


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Ground combat at Ponape (119,113)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 200 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

Defending force 2440 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 90

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 81

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 1)

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

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

Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Bn /2

Defending units:
63rd Naval Guard Unit
Ponape Naval Fortress
4th Base Force /1


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Ground combat at Roi-Namur (132,114)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 425 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

Defending force 3362 troops, 12 guns, 50 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Assaulting units:
43rd Nav Gd /1
7th Indpt SNLF Coy
7th JNAF Coy
2nd Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
6th USN Naval Construction Battalion
177th USAAF Base Force /1


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Allied Unit(s) Wiped Out at Ponape by attrition!!!!!!


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10 JUL 42 - 8/25/2013 4:35:51 PM   
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In the Marshalls Steve is still manageing to unload troops @ Roi-Namur. I sent a raider force of 4DD across and they ran into 7 APD. I'm pretty sure I sank one of the APD as I saw ground losses in the report. I also killed the DD Buchanan. I was hoping to get an xAP that is in the hex unloading allied troops but alas my DD TF came up empty there.
More subs have arrived in the Marshall Islands and I'm moving them in to patrol and drop mines. My carrier groups are fast closing in also. I expect air superiority within the next two turns.

I've got small 2-3 plane air groups of TBs & a DB unit flying from other islands. They got in an attack or two but came away empty.

Steve is doing night bombing for the next month - or so it sounds from his email. He plans to document how well he does I guess. He asked if I wanted to post thoughts from my side. I really don't see the point... So far in night bombing, if I have a night CAP over a base he targets then my CAP normally breaks up his attack. I don't do much damage but my base rarely takes damage.

My fighters rarely shoot down a 4E aircraft. The best I can do is keep damaging them and hope they die of operational loss but that's true regardless of day or night attacks.

In China I'm moving in on Chungking.

In Burma I'm building up strength @ Rangoon and attacking another big stack of enemy troops with my bombers.

Steve is unloading troops @ Tavoy (which is undefended). I'm diverting forces to that base.

In Java the base Tjepoe turned over to Japan. I am working to get air support over there but in the meantime Steve is bombing the base so I won't get the oil. By the time I get something there oil will be at 0. There's something about this type of play that rubs me the wrong way but it is what it is. Once I get engineers and supplies over there I can rebuild.



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11 JUL 42 - 8/25/2013 10:48:25 PM   
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Marshall Islands
It looks like Steve’s remaining amphibious assault TFs @ Roi-Namur have run away, leaving the current units on the isle to wither on the vine. The hex is virtually loaded with subs and I’ve got carriers in the area. I wonder if he saw them somehow? No matter. His ground forces on Roi-Namur do a shock attack (I assume w/o supplies) as 1 enemy unit is destroyed and I get the “Assault collapses, survivors seek cover” message. That must smart.

On the undefended isle of Namu Steve flies in a few paratroops and they capture the isle. With no supplies they will die on the vine if I let them.

Over @ Kusaie Isle I have a TF unloading supplies that was aggressed by a 3-DD SCTF. They sank the Bandoeng Maru but two of the three DD took damage from the escorting DD Fubuki and APD Kiku. His 3-DD SCTF make a run back towards Eniwetok but they could not get out of range of my carrier-based naval aviators… Sunk, sunk, & sunk.

Tavoy
Remember that assault of Tavoy that I was mentioning last turn? The CA Furutaka leads a SCTF into the hex and they snag a pair of unescorted xAP. 3,022 casualties including 98 squads destroyed. Ouch – that must hurt too.

Burma
Over in Rangoon Steve musta accidentally had a unit or two from Bassien cross the river into Rangoon. 1 unit destroyed with 116 vehicles, 23 guns, and 46 squads… A small armored unit? Anyway, it’s dead. I got that “Assault collapses…” message here too. I really like that message when it’s not my troops in the grinder.

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Marshall Islands
Well the fun stuff happened around Roi-Namur. Big fish eat little fish, birds go after big fish, and then big fish go after little fish. I had a 4-DD SCTF patrolling Roi-Namur. Steve comes in with bigger fish to the tune of 3CA 2CL & 4DD. Lotsa bang-bang later my DD TF goes glug, glug, glug, & glug. My carriers spent most of their torpedoes last turn. Still they put two torps into the Chicago another in the CL Nashville, and tap a DD with a bomb. Then a reinforcement TF I had sent to Roi-Namur shows up and Steve’s ships tangle with a pair of CM and an xAK escorted by 3 patrol boats. The CA Chicago is sunk by patrol boats. That seems to piss of the rest of the round-eyes; they sink a CM and shoot big holes in the rest of my ships. I lost 52 squads of support and no infantry squads. I’m gunna guess the support troops don’t bath very often so the soldiers made them all get into the CM that sunk. That’s fortuitous; don’t you think? A pair of PB go down after things settle down.
My carriers are low on munitions/sorties; time to send them back for more ammo. I’m pretty sure Steve’s SCTF is outta bullets too. If he stays true to his usual MO then there should be an amphibious TF showing up in a turn or two. That's a surprise as I really thought he was all in after the shock attack last turn. This is definitely a bad time to be low on ammo & sorties…


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RE: 12 JUK 42 - 8/27/2013 6:45:19 AM   
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A CA sunk by the very little fish. I haven't seen that before. That will definitely not make the Allied commander very happy.

Maybe if you have any singe DDs around that still have ammo (since you're no HRs on that) you could send them in to hold the fort.

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The 18th & 19th Tank regiments arrive in Japan. I will attach them to the Southern Army. They still need to add squads but should fill out to about 70AV I think. Both units have replacements on and are prepping for Palembang.

Over @ Rangoon I bomb Steve’s big stack again and give it a go with a deliberate attack. I had 1:2 odds… Looks like I need to feed my troops more beef. I had about half of my troops with their FO set for Toungue. I swapped them over to plan form Rangoon and their FO rating went to 0. I tested another unit @ Bataan that had FO set to 100 and reassigned it to Palembang. FO=33%. I think the reason why FO went to 0% @ Rangoon is because Steve has troops in that hex. Of course if I post to Michaelm Steve will see all half my troops @ 0% prep and attack. What to do, what to do. Hmmm.

In China 5000AV of troops are now 4 hexes from Chungking.

Over in the Caroline Islands I took back Satawal from Steve’s para-units. I’, pretty sure he’s just trying to annoy me with all these little para-drops – kinda harassment tactics. Whatever.

Over in the Marshalls things heated up a bit. Mini-KB passes the baton to KB as it heads for a base to re-load ammo, fuel, and sorties.

Three enemy TFs pop up during the turn. NE of Kwajalein looks to be an invasion force. North is a carrier task force. And NW is an SCTF with a couple of BB covered by a jeep-carrier. KB parks SW of Kwajalein. I get two good attacks against Steve’s carriers and a couple of small attacks at the possible invasion force and the BB lead SCTF. That Jeep – the CVE Long Island, takes two bombs and is afire. All attacks are by bomb.
----------------------Morning Afternoon
CV Hornet-----------1------------1
CV Yorktown-------1------------4 heavy fire
CV Enterprise------3------------2 heavy fire/heavy damage
BB Tennessee-----2-----------13
BB California--------------------4
DD Cushing----------------------2 heavy fire/heavy damage

So all of my fish are still loaded. I’m still trying to figure out which way to send KB and who to go after – invasion TF or carrier TF. And which way is Steve gunna run his carriers? N towards Wake, NE towards Midway, NW to Eniwetok, or east to Hawaii? I’m pretty sure Steve can’t fly off of the York or the Big E. And I killed a *lot* of his carrier aircraft…





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RE: 12 JUK 42 - 8/31/2013 12:04:49 AM   
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A CA sunk by the very little fish. I haven't seen that before. That will definitely not make the Allied commander very happy.

Maybe if you have any singe DDs around that still have ammo (since you're no HRs on that) you could send them in to hold the fort.


Well the Chicago did get thrashed just B4 it ran into my troop task force. It was cool though - to see a BB go down that way.

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RE: 12 JUK 42 - 8/31/2013 12:12:05 AM   
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Nice shootin!!

Well, he'll have to go East at some point if he wants to save any of those CVs, right? Looks like the two most damaged will not be capable of flank though, and if he tries it they'll likely be in trouble tomorrow.

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13 JUK 42 - 9/1/2013 4:09:59 AM   
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Nice shootin!!

Well, he'll have to go East at some point if he wants to save any of those CVs, right? Looks like the two most damaged will not be capable of flank though, and if he tries it they'll likely be in trouble tomorrow.

Looking forward to the next one!



Thanks for the complement. I watched the movie three times just because.

I still don't believe I walked away with no hits on my carriers. So yeah - I was thinking east too but I wanted to keep close enough to cover Roi-Namur if Steve shot 4ward with what I'm pretty sure is an invasion fleet with a carrier or two. That was a bad call on my part. I tapped a few xAP near Eniwetok but that was it.

Steve ran a 4-7DD SCTF over east of Truk (I'm guessing to try and tap mini-KB or maybe he saw a couple of supply TFs... He should be running search from Eniwetok - right? I was able to get one DD. DD are just plain hard to hit.

Over in the Bay of Bengal Steve took a couple pot-shots at a carrier force I sent up that-away to raid shipping. I think it's time to seek a happier hunting ground.



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Truk/Marshalls
A supply TF of mine ran afoul of that DD SCTF that Steve had near Truk. My supply TF got away with minor damage while putting a shell into two separate enemy DDs. One of those DD is afire.

Steve’s subs @ Kwajalein & Roi-Namur kill a couple of barges.

KB attacks an enemy carrier TF made up of the Yorktown and Hornet plus BBs California & Tennessee. I put 10 hits on the Hornet and 4 hits on the Yorktown. I don’t see the Big E so I’m hoping that carrier is sunk. Lotsa hits on the California and just one on the Tennessee. DD Monseen takes a hit and DE Kennison takes two. All hits are 250kg bombs. Both carriers are listed as heavy fire/heavy damage. I’m thinking I’ve nailed 3CV and the CVE Long Island over the last three days.
I had some of my DB/TBD go after a TF @ Eniwetok and run into naval fighters. That kind makes me think that aircraft from the Big E went to that island when I attacked it a pair of days ago.

KB also got in attacks on an oiler TF and an AP TF. I hit 4 different AO – all with fuel explosions. I also tapped the Aps J. Franklin Bell and the Heywood.

Java/Sumatra[
I get in a few airfield attacks against Sorebaja & Palembang

Burma
A few of my bomber groups go unescorted to attack Steve’s big stack sitting @ Rangoon. He had a LRCAP over it so I lost a few. Fighters are at the same base those bomber groups flew from and the zeroes are set for escort to Rangoon. I hate that kinda stuff.

China – no change.



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7.16.42 - 9/3/2013 5:52:47 AM   
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My raiding force made up with the carriers Junyo & Hiyo run into a Wasp nest on the south side of the Andaman Islands. I hit the Wasp three times but both Junyo & Hiyo take some damage. They are making their way down towards the Strait of Malacca. Also in the day’s battles the Yamato takes a fish. It’s kinda hard to tell tho – that big boy feels it but kinda shrugs it off.
Steve has three TFs over here – from west to east is his carrier TF and then what seem to be APDs and light cruisers, and then at the east end seems to be 4 xAKL. I’m guessing this is reinforcement for Tavoy…

I do my obligatory bombing @ Rangoon, Palembang, & Soerabaja. I’ve increased the altitude to 15k for my bombers.

Much more fun is had north of the Marshalls. Steve gets a light hit on my CV Soryu – no one else is scratched. I get the Hornet & the Long Island plus taps on a pair of DDs and another AP.

Steve attacks Truk with 4E… Wow! He taps a DD and a sub. I had fighters there but those 4E just blaze right through them… I hate 4E. They must be coming from Rabaul… And one of his subs taps a heavy cruiser as it’s making for Truk. I was planning on loading my CVL up with nothing but fighters and cruising over to Eniwetok.

Things should be heating up @ Chungking in another week. I’m using an air bridge to fly supplies into northern China and I’m bringing a lot of troops to the party.




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Given the game date and that you do not have Palembang, I'm wondering how is your oil and fuel situation?

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Given the game date and that you do not have Palembang, I'm wondering how is your oil and fuel situation?






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So...

In the Marshalls I've been kicking butt and taking names. I've killed 3 carriers and a CVL. I'm gearing up to throw Steve out of Eniwetok. I've moved in some battleships and additional CVL. I'm also bumping up Ponape with air support. The airfield there just went up to level 2.

In China I'm still massing for Chungking

Over near Port Blair I lost a pair of carriers and the Yamato. I had to go back through a pair of turns to see what happened with the Yamato. I *think* it diverted its course due to avoiding an enemy TF. It wound up two hexes from Steve's Wasp Group and was sunk along with a CA and pair of DD.

Air production is ramping up well with fighters and bombers.

In Burma we sit with big stacks looking @ each other. Steve took Tavoy and has managed to get a TF to it that I'm sure added troops but I don't yet know how much. I've got Japanese LCU marching over to take a look.

I just sent the movie to Steve after receiving the turn around 1400 SoCal time.

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I’m unloading fuel @ Kwajalein. Steve is bouncing subs around the Marshalls. The Pollack & Thrasher came after my tanker TF and the DD Yagao put some dents in it. The Herring was seen in the Marshall chain of isles. Triton had bad fish @ Ponape and the Greyback attacked with bad fish at Truk.

I’ve got bombers going after Eniwetok to pound the airfield and ports. I want to place enough damage there that Steve won’t get the forts built up too fast. A BB SCTF should arrive next turn to make a few holes.

Normal base attacks at Chungking, Rangoon, Palambang are flown. There are increases planned for Rangoon, Chungking, and Sarabajo.

Allied Rangoon ground casualties reported by Combat Report for this turn: (Squad 0/8) (Non C 4/31) (ENG 0/0) (Guns 9/22). I’ve been doing this kind of damage for the last 15-20 days… It all adds up. Right now I’m building up prep points for my troops @ Rangoon. My stack AV=3,032 and supplies are over double. I remember that having more than 2X supplies used to give an attack bonus. My prep points seem to go up 2 to 3 pts per turn for the units in my stack.

At Chungking my ground units have merged into a single stack with 9,251 AV. Supplies are just above what’s needed for my units. I’m using TR and MB to fly in additional supplies to see if I can get their level to increase. This is a mighty big hammer and I want every advantage I can get.

The 19th Mixed Brigade is 24/46 miles from Tavoy. Steve has been hitting this unit with bombers to try and slow it down. One of those Chinese Corps He had marched through Thailand is working its way down the coast just south of Moulmein towards Tavoy.

Steve is suggesting I go fishing for a day or three as he's working on his first turn in his second game. We'll see if he can keep up - I'm still churning out 4-5 turns a week.



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There were a lot of sub attacks (I mean a lot!!!) over near the Marshalls/Truk waters. I lost a couple of PB but all of the good targets were blessed with thumps on the sides of their hulls from duds. Steve has gotta be cursing those fubar American torps.

I must have been sicker than I thought yesterday. I sent a BB TF to Eniwetok to bombard the base but left it on surface combat. And I sent bombers to take out the airfield @ Port Blair and left them on ground attack. Sheesh.

Still – although the turn was mellow-dramatic, what with all the allied sub activity and all, I’m just pushing troops along in China & Burma, playing whack-a-mole in the Pacific, and waiting for troops to rebuild over in the PI. Oh yeah – I’m making a lot of air planes too…




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Do you think you will take Palembang? Or do you plan to size your economy and your end game strategy with that oil?

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Do you think you will take Palembang? Or do you plan to size your economy and your end game strategy with that oil?


Yup - I think I'll take Palembang - just not yet.

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Seriously, watching with great interest. Never seen anyone able to take Palembang this late.

To your future great victory!


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Seriously, watching with great interest. Never seen anyone able to take Palembang this late.

To your future great victory!



Well it shouldn't be to tough to take Sumatra and Java. I'm still rebuilding the LCUs from the PI. Maybe another 30 days until they are full strength and ready to deploy.

I'm getting ready for Chungking. Once that's done and the ground Chinese forces eradicated I'll be funneling about 10,000AV into Burma...

I think I can hold at Rangoon as long as I'm prepped and well supplied plus have support to call on.

I could be wrong though - I'm sure Steve has something else planned. I've been lucky in that he's been shoe-stringing it. I think it's cuz this is his 1st PBEM. He's learning fast tho. Experience is the mother of all instructors.


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I got in the bombardment @ Eniwetok and the TFs are now headed for bullets & beans. This plus my bomber groups should keep the forts from building up too fast. The TF to retake Eniwetok is en route.

A supply TF for my Burma forces was caught by bombers from Port Blair. I had some CAP that helped. So far so good. I hit Port Blair airfield later in the turn and put some holes in the AF and killed/damaged a few bombers on the ground. I also got in some more good hits on the allied ground units @ Rangoon.

I swept Soerabaja pretty heavy this turn.

Steve ran 4E @ Truk and I spanked them pretty good. He got no hits on my shipping or the port.

At Kendari I forgot to CAP my fighters and Steve got in some good hits with his 4E. No CAP – I get hurt. Good CAP and I tend to take little damage. Two DD, a CL, an AV, and a pair of xAK get hurt. Nothing too bad – but I say that cuz there are small or no fires on the ships. Anyway – there’s CAP now and if they can chill for a turn or three I’ll send them to the homeland.


23 JUL 42

There were a lot of sub attacks (I mean a lot!!!) over near the Marshalls/Truk waters. I lost a couple of PB but all of the good targets were blessed with thumps on the sides of their hulls from duds. Steve has gotta be cursing those fubar American torps.

I must have been sicker than I thought yesterday. I sent a BB TF to Eniwetok to bombard the base but left it on surface combat. And I sent bombers to take out the airfield @ Port Blair and left them on ground attack. Sheesh.

Still – although the turn was mellow-dramatic, what with all the allied sub activity and all, I’m just pushing troops along in China & Burma, playing whack-a-mole in the Pacific, and waiting for troops to rebuild over in the PI. Oh yeah – I’m making a lot of air planes too…

22 JUL 42

I’m unloading fuel @ Kwajalein. Steve is bouncing subs around the Marshalls. The Pollack & Thrasher came after my tanker TF and the DD Yagao put some dents in it. The Herring was seen in the Marshall chain of isles. Triton had bad fish @ Ponape and the Greyback attacked with bad fish at Truk.

I’ve got bombers going after Eniwetok to pound the airfield and ports. I want to place enough damage there that Steve won’t get the forts built up too fast. A BB SCTF should arrive next turn to make a few holes.

Normal base attacks at Chungking, Rangoon, Palambang are flown. There are increases planned for Rangoon, Chungking, and Sarabajo.

Allied Rangoon ground casualties reported by Combat Report for this turn: (Squad 0/8) (Non C 4/31) (ENG 0/0) (Guns 9/22). I’ve been doing this kind of damage for the last 15-20 days… It all adds up. Right now I’m building up prep points for my troops @ Rangoon. My stack AV=3,032 and supplies are over double. I remember that having more than 2X supplies used to give an attack bonus. My prep points seem to go up 2 to 3 pts per turn for the units in my stack.

At Chungking my ground units have merged into a single stack with 9,251 AV. Supplies are just above what’s needed for my units. I’m using TR and MB to fly in additional supplies to see if I can get their level to increase. This is a mighty big hammer and I want every advantage I can get.

The 19th Mixed Brigade is 24/46 miles from Tavoy. Steve has been hitting this unit with bombers to try and slow it down. One of those Chinese Corps He had marched through Thailand is working its way down the coast just south of Moulmein towards Tavoy.


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