From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Australia: Two Allied ground units arrive in the hex adjacent to Carnavon and enemy patrols sight my amphibous TF and the combat TF well offshore (but not the carriers, as best I can tell). I'm assuming John will load up Carnavon's airfield and I'll try to counter. My carriers will move to a range of six or seven hexes with SBDs and one Avenger squadron set to naval strike alternate ground strike or pure ground strike. 4EB at Kalgoorlie and a mix of dive bombers and 2EB at Perth and Esperance will join in. I don't think my combat TF can hit the port tomorrow, but it will loiter nearby, serving as bait more than anything (since it includes Portland and Salt Lake City, it's no pushover). John may well think this is a move just on Carnavon, though I don't think that changes the configuration of his defenses any (unless he's willing to surrender Carnavon without a big fight but would give a bigger fight for Exmouth, which is possible but not likely). My amphibious TF is 12 hexes south of Exmouth. D-Day in three days.
Bay of Bengal: Still no major response. Allies ships continue to unload suppy and troops at Akyab. Several transport and fast transport TFs are inbound to Ramree. A stout armored unit will reach the front line in the jungle in one or two days. I may use it to probe forward a bit, but I need to think on that. An Indian division is departing Chittagong to march to Akyab. When I buy this unit in a month or so, it will move down the coastal road in support of Ramree.
China: Looking good.
NoPac: SigInt that 7th Div. is prepping for Akutan. Wasp arrives in a week. I may well send her to NoPac, where she could be of use as long as the main KB is far away.
Pacific: More heavy attention to the Gilberts. John really is doing a robust job in marshalling his forces and may well retake the islands, but two things come to mind: (1) how easily this could have been avoided had he just had one patrol squadron operating here, (2) the opportunity costs he's paying for this concentration (and diversion) of force. (Thinking this way brings comfort as I survey the might of the concentrated Japanese navy.)
Air War: The Allies are nearly 1,000 planes ahead in the air war now. It's really hard to evaluate the air war, but the Allies have done well throughout the game.