From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
A spectacular real-life day. I did a solo 11-mile hiking trip in the Cohutta Wilderness. The route taken including 18 fordings of the swollen Conasauga River followed by a 2100-foot ascent up Tearbritches Trail to the summit of Bald Mountain. Tearbritches is the toughest trail I've ever done - harder even than the Grand Canyon's North Kaibab Trail - but I made it without stopping. The main objective today was birdwatching. The birds cooperated - ended up with 36 species including roughed grouse, chestnut-sided warbler, rose-breasted grosbeak, and a host of sweet-singing migrants. I didn't see another soul, which was odd considering it's spring break in our area. A fabulous day, and I'll sleep well tonight.
Bay of Bengal: Uh oh, sweeps by three big Tojo flights totaling in excess of 100 fighters tear into my CAP over Ramree. The Allies lose 52 fighters - mainly P-40E - and down only 10 Tojo (plus 10 Kates that sortied against a couple of small ships, sinking an AVP in the process). Ramree's airfield is at 4.64. I really want to get it up to five, so I'm going to keep fighting. I've moved away the Warhawks and brought in two Hurricane squadrons and a Airacobra squadron. Also, I reduced range of Akyab's fighters to keep my Warhawks there from trying to bleedover CAP. Ramree has 16k supply. The main thing I have to do is protect my fighter squadrons enough to keep Akyab and it's shipping safe. That, in turn, will probably keep Ramree up and running since I can feed in supply via fast transport. Alot going on!
Burma: Three Allied units are in the open now. John is going to attend to them with his bombers. I'm not going to LRCAP them (at least not yet) as I want to see how things shake out a few days.
NoPac: Enemy subs tangle with an Allied DD at Prince Rupert and another near Midway. I want to slowly increase the appearance of activity in the NoPac region, so these little encounters should be helpful.
CenPac: More troops loading at Pearl for the trip south.
Oz: Certain troops are prepping for certain locations as the Allies continue to prepare to take the offensive somewhere, sometime, in the Pacific.