From: La Salle, Colorado
July 26, 1943
The Allied support troops of Sumatra succumb to a Japanese Shock Attack and 15 units surrender en masse. YES! There are three left and they should fall on the next turn. Losses: Japan: 15 Cas Allied: 6114, 66 Guns, and 274 Vehicles. Several Air HQ there: NICE! The screen shot posted below shows most of the units but I missed catching the first 3-4 surrendering.
Six of Eleven Divisions have been lifted off of Sabang: two are refitting in Tokyo presently and are headed for Adak. Two are on their way tot he Marianas, Two more are currently being lifted and are headed for Darwin and Horn Island. There are still five ID and 1 TK Div waiting...
Two days of Naval action occurs as the Japanese Bombardment TF works to keep Adak semi-under control.
7-26: CB Kawachi, 3 CA, 1 CL, and 4 DD tangle with a TF of 6 DDs. Though we have radar, the figthing starts at knife range close--2,000 Yds. A Japanese DD is sunk before the fight truly begins. Another DD succumbs during the fighting and damage is inflicted upon all the American DDs. The Bombardment occurs doing 475 cas, 63 Runway hits occur, and 9 Fighters are destroyed with another 60+ damaged. Hmmm....
7-27: Send the TF back in to try and surprise the Americans. REALLY works this time DD's Fletcher and Abbot are sunk with the remaining three DDs all taking serious damage. No losses for Japan.
Tomorrow the original TF combines with another holding 1 CA, 1 CL, and 5 DDs and will conduct an (hopefully) unobstructed bombardment of the AF.
Need some seriously BIG guns up here. Am not going to get the Kongos in this region for at least 20 days. Grrr...
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