From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Bay of Bengal: Other than inconclusive encounteres with IJN subs, the Japanese are quiet again. The transport TF carrying the EAB unit arrives at Ramree, but doesn't begin to unload. So one more nerve-wracking turn to endure in this regard. Tonight the BB Revenge TF will depart Akyab and bombard a ground unit in a jungle hex adjacent to Ramree, with Cornwall's float planes serving as spotters. I haven't had good success with this tactic before, but I'll give it a few tries. If it ends up working it will cause John a bit of consternation.
Burma: IJA 33rd Div. plus a regiment attacks 7th Indian Div. in the jungle hex south (true) of Katha. The Japanese take considerably higher casualites. John probably needs another division to even have a chance. The Allies control most of the hexsides, so the road and RR to and from Myitkina is blocked. 41st USA Div. is two days out of Bombay. Until the situation clarifies just a bit, I may leave the unit there (or in middle India) as kind of a strategic reserve. I'll think on it - I don't think John has enough divisions available to pose any kind of legit threat to India. Ceylon yes; India no.
China: An IJ stack attacked at Chengte yesterday and failed on 1:1, dropped forts to one, and suffered much higher disruption. Today that stack shock attacked at 1:2 and lost 250 squads to one for the Chinese. If John is paying attention to PP for ground units, this is a serious matter for him, given the relative value of Chinese vs. IJ units.
NoPac: SigInt that 26th Air Flotilla is inbound to Attu. That's a level one airfield, so John must be building it pretty fast now. The four USN carriers will pass Tahiti in a day or two. Hornet just departed Capetown for Balboa. So she's a good three weeks away from being in theater. The Allies could conceivably move on the Aleutians in, say, three weeks. 1,000 PP are in the bank. If I remember right, I need about 2,000 to buy the "minimum force necesary" or 3,000 to "feel flush."
CenPac/SoPac: SigInt that some kind of IJ CD unit is at Nauru.
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