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- 1/6/2003 7:43:59 PM   
Ross Moorhouse


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I hate float planes.... :p And they are well out of reach of my CAP too.

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- 1/7/2003 12:52:21 AM   
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Float planes are nice little buggers.. ;)

Getting hectic again. Great flying weather as it's been clear for 3 to 4 days in a row now and looks like we are going to have good weather still for atleast a day or so. I'm looking forward for some more air combat above Lae.

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on Lae , at 9,33

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 10
A6M2 Zero x 45

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 7
Hudson x 6
Wirraway x 3
P-400 Airacobra x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 12
F-5A Lightning x 2
B-25D Mitchell x 6
B-17E Fortress x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe x 2 destroyed
A6M2-N Rufe x 1 damaged
A6M2 Zero x 6 destroyed
A6M2 Zero x 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2 damaged
Hudson x 1 destroyed
Hudson x 1 damaged
Wirraway x 2 destroyed
Wirraway x 1 damaged
P-400 Airacobra x 4 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 1 damaged
P-39D Airacobra x 6 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra x 2 damaged
F-5A Lightning x 1 damaged
B-25D Mitchell x 1 destroyed
B-17E Fortress x 6 damaged

ENS L.Araki of FF1/Yokohama Chutai is credited with kill number 5

Japanese ground losses:
Men lost 297
Guns lost 2

Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Attacking Level Bombers:
3 x B-17E Fortress at 17000 feet
4 x B-17E Fortress at 17000 feet
3 x Hudson at 6000 feet
3 x B-25D Mitchell at 6000 feet
--[CLiP]--

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- 1/7/2003 3:07:17 PM   
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Lot's of air combat above Lae as predicted:

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on Lae , at 9,33

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 8
A6M2 Zero x 54

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3
Hudson x 6
P-400 Airacobra x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 23
F-5A Lightning x 2
B-25D Mitchell x 6
B-17E Fortress x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 7 destroyed
A6M2 Zero x 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1 damaged
Hudson x 2 damaged
P-400 Airacobra x 3 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 2 damaged
P-39D Airacobra x 15 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra x 4 damaged
B-25D Mitchell x 1 destroyed
B-25D Mitchell x 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress x 1 destroyed
B-17E Fortress x 5 damaged

PO1 P.Endo of EII-1 Daitai is credited with kill number 6

PO2 Y. Oki of F1/Tainan Daitai is KILLED

Japanese ground losses:
Men lost 98

Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 1

Attacking Level Bombers:
2 x B-17E Fortress at 17000 feet
3 x B-17E Fortress at 17000 feet
--[CLiP]--

And a lucky-shot for me:

--[CLiP]--
Sub attack near Noumea at 52,67

Japanese Ships
SS I-27

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
--[CLiP]--

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"Remember always the good reputation of your family and the opinion of people of your birthplace. Do not shame yourself by being taken prisoner alive; die so as to not leave behind a soiled name."

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- 1/7/2003 10:25:37 PM   
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Looks like Ross made a mistake (care to comment Ross?) and for some reason left New Orleans at Noumea harbour already badly damaged. 6 torps later it sunk. 40 points of score to me and I'm happy for that.

--[CLiP]--
Sub attack near Noumea at 52,67

Japanese Ships
SS I-27

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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Sub attack near Noumea at 52,67

Japanese Ships
SS I-27

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
--[CLiP]--

No air acitivity around Lae, seems Ross'es pilots started to complain about being shot down all the time and demanded some R&R which Ross gave them. Too bad, all my squadrons at Lae are now 80+ EXP and they would gladly have a few EXP points more. Captured USN/RAAF pilots are also great fun for my troops at Lae because they scream like girls when burned with hot iron.

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When, When, WHEN? - 1/8/2003 5:10:10 AM   
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What is the date of the game turn?

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- 1/8/2003 2:30:42 PM   
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Early June ´42, like maybe the 10th or so. I'll check it for you when I get home.

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- 1/10/2003 12:41:04 AM   
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Ross formed a CV-TF from his two damaged carriers at Townsville and started to move it towards Brisbane just off the Great Barrier Reef. Again, my excellent scouting ability was able to monitor this move and I sent a few CSs & AVs to hunt him down. Yorktown caught four hits destroying AA mounts and causing widespread panic among the crew. Walke was leaving Brisbane harbour unescorted and caught two hits from my Daves. It's reported that the crew hoisted a white flag after the attack by my brave pilots.
The flag was machinegunned from my Daves.

--[CLiP]--
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/09/42

Weather: Partly Cloudy

Air attack on TF at 28,67

Japanese aircraft
E8N Dave x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
E8N Dave x 8 damaged

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 4

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Air attack on TF at 24,76

Japanese aircraft
E8N Dave x 5

no losses

Allied Ships
DD Walke, Bomb hits 2, on fire
--[CLiP]--

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- 1/10/2003 12:54:49 AM   
Bax

 

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Drwho, aren't you worried about getting nailed by his LB's on the East coast of Australia? How close did your TF's get to them?

In my battle with Toro-san, that crafty little devil keeps hugging the barrier reef between Cairns and Cooktown, making me wary of getting close enough to attack him with my CV TF that is in the area. Part of me wants to rush right in and force a battle, yet the thought of his LB's getting a crack at my CV's makes me balk.

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- 1/10/2003 12:59:52 AM   
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UV has this feature that I'm not quite sure is realistic. You can see which base has aircraft in it and which does not. Ross doesn't have any aircraft in bases south of Townsville so raiding him a few hexes away from Brisbane is quite safe. ;D

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- 1/13/2003 8:49:35 AM   
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A CS can fly it's planes while on the move but the AV's need a base and supplies - where the hell are you flying from?

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- 1/13/2003 5:49:33 PM   
drwho

 

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Trade secrets.. ;)

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- 1/15/2003 3:58:05 PM   
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Float planes are giving Ross hell!

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF at 32,67

Japanese aircraft
E8N Dave x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
E8N Dave x 1 destroyed
E8N Dave x 5 damaged

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage


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Air attack on TF at 32,67

Japanese aircraft
E8N Dave x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
E8N Dave x 3 damaged

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
--[CLiP]--

I wonder how many 30kg bomb-hits it takes to sink a CV? ;D

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- 1/15/2003 7:52:52 PM   
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Action packed turn that needs some explaining. I formed a few fast transport TF's to send troops to Efate Porte Vila and Lugainville. Landed troops in Lugainville nicely while covered by Thunderstorm-weater. From the blue comes Ross'es Air Combat TF and scores hits on my FT-TF headed for EPV, luckily only one DD caught hits and was not damaged badly:

--[CLiP]--
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/11/42

Air attack on TF at 51,52

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 13
SBD Dauntless x 30
TBD Devastator x 15

Allied aircraft losses
SBD Dauntless x 1 damaged
TBD Devastator x 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Sazanami, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Ushio

Japanese ground losses:
Men lost 35
--[CLiP]--

As can be witnessed, Ross has received CV Hornet as reinforcements. He needs it badly because CVs Yorktown and Lexington are damaged to some degree, rendering them useless for heavy combat operations. Fighters from Lex and York seem to be stationed at PM as can be witnessed from the following AAR:

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 53
D3A Val x 14
B5N Kate x 13

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
F4F-4 Wildcat x 13
Wirraway x 5
P-400 Airacobra x 13
P-39D Airacobra x 7
P-40E Kittyhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 13 destroyed
D3A Val x 2 destroyed
D3A Val x 1 damaged
B5N Kate x 4 destroyed
B5N Kate x 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat x 4 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5 damaged
F4F-4 Wildcat x 6 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 2 damaged
Wirraway x 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 3 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 3 damaged
P-39D Airacobra x 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra x 2 damaged
P-40E Kittyhawk x 2 destroyed
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1 damaged

PO1 P.Endo of EII-1 Daitai is credited with kill number 7

ENS H. Nishizawa of F1/Tainan Daitai is KILLED

Allied Ships
DD Russell, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Monaghan
AO Sabine, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
AP Wharton, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PG Moa, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
--[CLiP]--

_____________________________

Imperial Field Service Code (senjinkun):
"Remember always the good reputation of your family and the opinion of people of your birthplace. Do not shame yourself by being taken prisoner alive; die so as to not leave behind a soiled name."

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- 1/15/2003 8:39:15 PM   
drwho

 

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Some surface-to-surface combat for a change:

--[CLiP]--
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/12/42

Weather: Clear

Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 10,40

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
CA Atago
CA Haguro
CA Aoba
CA Kako
CL Abukuma
CL Yubari
DD Yugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Ariake
DD Isonami
DD Uranami
DD Akebono
DD Mutsuki
DD Mochizuki
DD Asanagi

Allied Ships
MSW Cairns
MSW Toowoomba, Shell hits 40, on fire, heavy damage

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 10,40

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
CA Atago, Shell hits 1
CA Haguro
CA Aoba
CA Kako
CL Abukuma
CL Yubari
DD Yugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Ariake, Shell hits 1
DD Isonami
DD Uranami
DD Akebono
DD Mutsuki
DD Mochizuki
DD Asanagi

Allied Ships
DD Russell, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Perkins, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Monaghan, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
PG Moa, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
AO Kanawha
AO Sabine, on fire, heavy damage
AP American Legion
AP Fuller
AP Arthur Middleton
AP Wharton

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Naval bombardment of Port Moresby, at 10,40

Allied aircraft

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson x 5 destroyed
Hudson x 4 damaged

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 7

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 49
--[CLiP]--

Followed by me lauching a strike against the remaining shipping at PM harbour from Lae:

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
D3A Val x 62
B5N Kate x 24

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 9
F4F-4 Wildcat x 14
Wirraway x 5
P-400 Airacobra x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 7
P-40E Kittyhawk x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 11 destroyed
A6M2 Zero x 3 damaged
D3A Val x 21 destroyed
D3A Val x 8 damaged
B5N Kate x 3 destroyed
B5N Kate x 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2 damaged
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 2 damaged
Wirraway x 2 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 2 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra x 2 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra x 1 damaged
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1 destroyed
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1 damaged

FLT I.Middelton of No. 75 Sqn RAAF is credited with kill number 6

SLDR B.Dobbins of No. 5 Sqn RAAF bails out and is RESCUED

Allied Ships
AO Sabine, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AP Wharton, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
AP Fuller
AO Kanawha, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AP American Legion
AP Arthur Middleton, Torpedo hits 1
--[CLiP]--

Can't understand why only 27 fighters participated on the attack to Escort my bombers.. 21 VAL's hurt a bit.

But I was rewarded nicely at Luganville:

--[CLiP]--
Ground combat at Luganville

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 808 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles

Defending force 2800 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles

Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Luganville base !!!

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 6
--[CLiP]--

I now have a 2000pt lead over Ross, approx 5000/3000.

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- 1/19/2003 10:18:49 PM   
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The IJN steamroller (as Ross says) in rolling again. Didn't have time to posta AAR last turn but basically Ross launched a carrier strike against my forces now residing nice and cosy at Louganville. 5 of my worthy troops got killed. I launched a massive airstrike against shipping in PM harbour, scoring 6 hits on a AO and nothing else. ;(

So, our last turn:

--[CLiP]--
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/14/42

Weather: Thunderstorms

Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 10,40

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa
CL Kuma
CL Tenryu
DD Akigumo
DD Kazegumo
DD Takanami
DD Isokaze

Allied Ships
SC 641, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC 642
SC 643, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
SC 644
SC 645, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC 646
SC 647
SC 648, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 10,40

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa
CL Kuma
CL Tenryu
DD Akigumo
DD Kazegumo
DD Takanami
DD Isokaze

Allied Ships
MSW Cairns, Shell hits 24, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Sub attack near Shortland Island at 29,34

Japanese Ships
DD Yamakaze
DD Murakumo

Allied Ships
SS Argonaut, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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Naval bombardment of Port Moresby, at 10,40

Allied aircraft

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell x 2 destroyed
B-25D Mitchell x 9 damaged

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 19

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 52
--[CLiP]--

Nice number of hit's on PM airfield and got one sub and a minesweeper.

After this I lauch a pre-emptive strike at PM:

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 49
A6M3 Zero x 7
D3A Val x 45
B5N Kate x 50
G3M Nell x 21

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
F4F-4 Wildcat x 11
Wirraway x 3
P-400 Airacobra x 8
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-40E Kittyhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 11 destroyed
A6M2 Zero x 1 damaged
D3A Val x 6 destroyed
D3A Val x 2 damaged
B5N Kate x 2 destroyed
G3M Nell x 4 destroyed
G3M Nell x 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2 damaged
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4 damaged
Wirraway x 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 5 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 3 damaged
P-39D Airacobra x 2 destroyed
P-40E Kittyhawk x 2 destroyed
B-26B Marauder x 2 destroyed
B-26B Marauder x 7 damaged
B-17E Fortress x 1 destroyed
B-17E Fortress x 2 damaged

1LT J. Clapper of 40th FS is credited with kill number 12

SLDR V.Gilmour of No. 75 Sqn RAAF is KILLED


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 88

Airbase hits 14
Runway hits 64

Attacking Level Bombers:
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
2 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
2 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
2 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
2 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
6 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
9 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
6 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
6 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
--[CLiP]--

With ok results as can be seen.

Ross moved elements of some infantry to Luganville. I dealt them a quick and decisive blow that resulted in their annihilation:

--[CLiP]--
Ground combat at Luganville

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 784 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles

Defending force 100 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 (fort level 0)


Japanese ground losses:
Men lost 15

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 21
--[CLiP]--

That sums that up. More coming soon. ;)

_____________________________

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"Remember always the good reputation of your family and the opinion of people of your birthplace. Do not shame yourself by being taken prisoner alive; die so as to not leave behind a soiled name."

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- 1/19/2003 11:03:47 PM   
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Subs haven't been an issue in the game so far, IMO sub activity has been rather conservative. Now all of a sudden the activity is huge, and not at all to my advantage:

--[CLiP]--
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/15/42

Weather: Thunderstorms

Sub attack near Gili Gili at 17,42

Japanese Ships
TK Genyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
SS S-39

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Sub attack near Gili Gili at 17,42

Japanese Ships
TK Toa Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-43

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Sub attack near Gili Gili at 17,42

Japanese Ships
TK Genyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS S-47

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Sub attack near Gili Gili at 17,42

Japanese Ships
TK Toa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
SS S-47

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Sub attack near Gili Gili at 17,42

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
CL Tenryu
DD Kazegumo

Allied Ships
SS S-43

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Sub attack at 19,40

Japanese Ships
AP Shinano Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
SS S-44, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
Men lost 42
--[CLiP]--

Not very nice at all.

I'm still pounding PM with more or less my full might:

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 47
A6M3 Zero x 9
D3A Val x 30
B5N Kate x 47
G3M Nell x 19

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
F4F-4 Wildcat x 9
Wirraway x 2
P-400 Airacobra x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 7
P-40E Kittyhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 7 destroyed
A6M3 Zero x 2 destroyed
D3A Val x 1 destroyed
D3A Val x 2 damaged
B5N Kate x 3 destroyed
G3M Nell x 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 5 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1 damaged
Wirraway x 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 2 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 2 damaged
P-39D Airacobra x 2 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra x 2 damaged
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1 destroyed
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder x 1 destroyed
B-26B Marauder x 4 damaged
B-25D Mitchell x 2 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 2 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 1 damaged

LT R. Crommelin of VF-42 is credited with kill number 7


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 218
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 70

Attacking Level Bombers:
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
5 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
9 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
2 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
6 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
4 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 4000 feet
--[CLiP]--

Ross is starting to hurt at PM as less and less fighters are flying CAP and his airfield is at approx 45% damage so I'll have it closed down soon enough, I'd say in about 2 turns.

I also scored a few lucky hits on SS Gato and sunk it off Gili Gili.

A few words on our current situation. I'm leading nicely with 5629 points, Ross having 3254. I've sunk 43 allied ships, including quite a few heavy and light cruisers (5 in all) and about 8 DD's, four minesweepers, 2 subs, and a pile of other shipping. Ross has sunk only 15 IJN ships, the best of which is CL Tatsuta, the rest are mostly AK's and AP's.

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Disgusted silence? - 1/19/2003 11:47:24 PM   
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Ross is rather quiet lately...;)

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- 1/20/2003 3:26:25 AM   
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A question for drwho. It looks like you're using CV aircraft as well as LBA to bomb PM. Do you worry about losing too many precious dive- and torpedo-bombers that way? Must the IJN bomb PM this way, or could you achieve your objective by first closing the airfield with Naval bombardment?

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- 1/20/2003 4:30:41 PM   
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It could be done that way also, but I have my reasons for closing it down with aircraft. I'll comment this later when revealing my reasons won't compromise my operational plans. Thanks for your interest.

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- 1/21/2003 2:36:12 AM   
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One turn passed by with no action worth mentioning. I save all the good stuff for this one:

--[CLiP]--
Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 10,40

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
CA Atago
CA Haguro
CA Aoba
CA Kako
CL Abukuma
CL Yubari
DD Yugumo
DD Minegumo
DD Ariake
DD Isonami
DD Uranami
DD Akebono
DD Mutsuki
DD Mochizuki
DD Asanagi

Allied Ships
SC 642, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
SC 644, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
SC 646, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
SC 647, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

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Naval bombardment of Port Moresby, at 10,40

Allied aircraft

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress x 2 destroyed
B-17E Fortress x 3 damaged
B-25D Mitchell x 1 destroyed
B-25D Mitchell x 4 damaged
B-26B Marauder x 2 destroyed
B-26B Marauder x 16 damaged
A-24 Dauntless x 1 destroyed
A-24 Dauntless x 2 damaged
Hudson x 3 destroyed
Hudson x 1 damaged
P-400 Airacobra x 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 4 damaged
Beaufort x 2 destroyed
Beaufort x 10 damaged
SBD Dauntless x 3 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 178
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 186
--[CLiP]--

Tanaka-san scored good hits on the PM size 5 airfield. He also destroyed and damaged a number of aircraft.

Ross is bombarding Luganville with something, haven't had a glimpse of ships there yet. He also has a CV-TF there someware.

--[CLiP]--
Naval bombardment of Luganville, at 53,53

Runway hits 2
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1
--[CLiP]--

I'd say maybe a CA/CL supported with 4-5 DD's.

My commander at Lae joins action against PM:

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
D3A Val x 37
B5N Kate x 51
G3M Nell x 21

Allied aircraft

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N Kate x 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
SBD Dauntless x 1 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 5 damaged
Hudson x 1 destroyed
Hudson x 5 damaged
P-400 Airacobra x 1 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3 damaged
A-24 Dauntless x 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 223

Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 76

Attacking Level Bombers:
6 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
6 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
6 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
9 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
9 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
--[CLiP--

I spotted an unescorted TF consisting of 5-6 AK's moving on a northerly route from PM to Noumea. I sent some seaplane tenders to intercept it:

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF at 26,51

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete x 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Arthur Middleton, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AP American Legion, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AP Fuller
--[CLiP]--

And, out of the blue my CV-TF launches a masssive airstirke from a position S-SE of Lae against PM:

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
D3A Val x 42
B5N Kate x 60

Allied aircraft

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val x 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2 destroyed
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1 damaged
Beaufort x 1 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 5 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 8 damaged
B-25D Mitchell x 1 destroyed
B-25D Mitchell x 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 352
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 80

Attacking Level Bombers:
12 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
21 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
27 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
--[CLiP]--

Port Moresby airfield is now 100% damaged. About 40 fighers, 60 bombers and 40 auxilaries are trapped there along with a considerable concentration of INF, AA and ENG formations.

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"Remember always the good reputation of your family and the opinion of people of your birthplace. Do not shame yourself by being taken prisoner alive; die so as to not leave behind a soiled name."

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- 1/22/2003 10:54:26 PM   
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Ross made a good move. He also has the ability to restore more than 50%/day of his airport at PM which is slightly more than I was anticipating but not something that can't be dealt with.

--[CLiP]--
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/18/42

Weather: Partly Cloudy

Sub attack at 19,42

Japanese Ships
DD Arare
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-42

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Sub attack near Gili Gili at 17,42

Allied Ships
SS S-43

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Air attack on TF at 29,51

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 12
SBD Dauntless x 30
TBD Devastator x 15

Allied aircraft losses
SBD Dauntless x 3 damaged
TBD Devastator x 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CS Chiyoda, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
--[CLiP]--

Ross somehow managed to move his CV-TF consisting of one carrier and escorted by a pack of DD's and atleast one cruiser (light) to attack my seaplane tenders hunting his AK's. Not very polite I must say.

My brave seaplane tender tried to counter-attack but with no luck.

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF at 28,54

Japanese aircraft
F1M2 Pete x 16

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete x 17 destroyed
F1M2 Pete x 1 damaged

LTJG W. Collins of VF-8 is credited with kill number 3

Allied Ships
CV Hornet
CL Honolulu
--[CLiP]--

My CV-TF, now N-NE of PM launched a attack against PM airfield.

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
D3A Val x 37
B5N Kate x 60

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1
F4F-4 Wildcat x 8
Wirraway x 1
P-400 Airacobra x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 5
P-40E Kittyhawk x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 6 destroyed
D3A Val x 6 destroyed
D3A Val x 4 damaged
B5N Kate x 5 destroyed
B5N Kate x 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1 damaged
P-400 Airacobra x 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra x 1 damaged
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1 destroyed
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1 damaged
Hudson x 1 destroyed
B-17E Fortress x 1 destroyed
B-17E Fortress x 1 damaged

LTJG C.Dwight of VF-3 is credited with kill number 3

SLDR D.Caruthers of No. 75 Sqn RAAF is KILLED

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 147

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 23

Attacking Level Bombers:
17 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
11 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
27 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
--[CLiP]--

PM now airfield 83% damaged. The fight continues.

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Re: Disgusted silence? - 1/24/2003 8:16:11 AM   
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ron Saueracker
[B]Ross is rather quiet lately...;) [/B][/QUOTE]

Yes as my wife is ill. So I am pulling double duties. Matrix and House/Kids stuff. The kids here still have one more week of their holidays. this week has been swiming lessions for them. At least I get to read while sit at the pools while they are learning.

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- 1/24/2003 8:27:14 AM   
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quote:

Ross somehow managed to move his CV-TF consisting of one carrier and escorted by a pack of DD's and atleast one cruiser (light) to attack my seaplane tenders hunting his AK's. Not very polite I must say.


He's just demonstrating that 1000lb bombs work much better than 30kg bombs when attempting to sink ships :D


Ross:
quote:

Yes as my wife is ill.


That's sad to hear, hope she gets well soon.

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- 1/25/2003 12:34:18 AM   
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Get rid of them subs(tm)

--[CLiP]--
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/19/42

Weather: Partly Cloudy

Sub attack at 19,42

Japanese Ships
DD Arare

Allied Ships
SS S-46

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Sub attack at 19,42

Japanese Ships
DD Numakaze
DD Arare

Allied Ships
SS S-42, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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Sub attack near Gili Gili at 17,42

Japanese Ships
DD Shikinami

Allied Ships
SS S-43, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
--[CLiP]--

Sunk both S-42 and S-43.

I'm hitting PM and I'm pretty sure Ross is hurting.

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 62
A6M3 Zero x 14
G3M Nell x 21

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1
F4F-4 Wildcat x 6
Wirraway x 1
P-400 Airacobra x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 6
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 2 damaged
Wirraway x 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra x 2 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra x 2 destroyed
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1 destroyed

CPT J. Grimm of 40th FS is credited with kill number 5

SLDR N.Stevenson of No. 75 Sqn RAAF baÆ6out WOUNDED and is RESCUED

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 55

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 14

Attacking Level Bombers:
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
6 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
6 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
D3A Val x 33
B5N Kate x 54

Allied aircraft

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val x 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
PBY Catalina x 1 destroyed
PBY Catalina x 2 damaged
Hudson x 1 destroyed
Hudson x 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder x 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 221

Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 55

Attacking Level Bombers:
11 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
27 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet
16 x B5N Kate at 15000 feet

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
D3A Val x 11

Allied aircraft

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val x 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 41

Runway hits 9
--[CLiP]--

PM airfield damaged 97%. Less and less fighters are showing up for CAP as can bee seen from this thread.

I'm still holding Luganville and as I'm a evil player I ofcourse mined it. Ross tried to either shift troops there or maybe bombard it but with no luck, two DD's spotted mines and CA Portland hit one. ;) Anyone with a clear idea on how much damage does a mine do typically to a USN CA?

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- 1/25/2003 1:08:14 AM   
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Depends on the class - but I usually see about 15 - 20 Sys, 20 - 30 Flt & 15 - 30 Fire (but sometimes none too). For a warship, its usually not enough to make me go away - as I've got plenty of ships (on the US side) to replace it.

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- 1/25/2003 3:47:11 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/20/42

Weather: Partly Cloudy

Sub attack at 14,36

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied Ships
SS S-38


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Naval bombardment of Port Moresby, at 10,40


Allied aircraft


Allied aircraft losses
SBD Dauntless x 1 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 2 damaged
B-26B Marauder x 1 destroyed
B-26B Marauder x 6 damaged
A-24 Dauntless x 2 destroyed
PBY Catalina x 1 destroyed
PBY Catalina x 2 damaged
P-39D Airacobra x 4 destroyed
Wirraway x 1 destroyed
Hudson x 1 destroyed
Hudson x 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress x 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 270

Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 225
Port hits 1


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Sub attack near Gili Gili at 17,42

Japanese Ships
DD Arare

Allied Ships
SS S-41


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Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
A6M3 Zero x 15
G3M Nell x 18

Allied aircraft

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell x 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra x 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 131
Guns lost 1

Runway hits 12

Attacking Level Bombers:
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
4 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
4 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
4 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet

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Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 19
D3A Val x 36
B5N Kate x 55

no losses

Allied Ships
PG Tui, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 337

Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 5
Port supply hits 5

Attacking Level Bombers:
11 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
17 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
27 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
D3A Val x 11

no losses


Allied ground losses:
Men lost 40

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 9


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Sub attack near Basilaki Island at 18,42

Japanese Ships
AO Naruto, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Oite

Allied Ships
SS S-41

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- 1/25/2003 4:32:20 PM   
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Turns like thease age you ten years.

Everything started up nicely an more or less normally.

--[CLiP]--
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/21/42

Weather: Partly Cloudy

Naval bombardment of Port Moresby, at 10,40

Allied aircraft

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell x 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 120

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 152

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 27
G3M Nell x 8

Allied aircraft

no losses

Allied aircraft losses
no losses

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 37

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6

Attacking Level Bombers:
4 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
4 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
D3A Val x 23
B5N Kate x 26

Allied aircraft

no losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra x 1 destroyed

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 102

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 19

Attacking Level Bombers:
11 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
7 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
8 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
--[CLiP]--

I got reports that SDB Dauntlesses are spotting ships near GG.

I was keeping my CV-TF in a position more or less N-NW of PM. So I moved it closer to GG (approx E of PM) to be able to intercept anything that Ross is possibly moving towars GG or PM.

We'll, Ross had CV Hornet there.

Hornet launches an airstrike against my bombardment TF returning from a nightly raid against PM.

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF at 17,44

Allied aircraft
SBD Dauntless x 15

Allied aircraft losses
SBD Dauntless x 1 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 19 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kako, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Nagato
CL Yubari
--[CLiP]--


My CV-TF reacts and moves to a position one hex north of Hornet.

When I seen the attack below I nearly get a heart attack. Instead of a CAP of about 50 fighters only 23 are up!!

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF at 19,50

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 16
A6M2 Zero x 7

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 20
SBD Dauntless x 15
TBD Devastator x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude x 2 destroyed
A6M2 Zero x 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 3 destroyed
SBD Dauntless x 16 damaged
TBD Devastator x 4 destroyed
TBD Devastator x 11 damaged

LTJG H. Carey of VF-8 is credited with kill number 3

LT M. Suganami of BI-1 Daitai bails out and is CAPTURED

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga
CV Soryu
CA Mogami
--[CLiP]--

The gods of war are with me and luckily no hits!

My CV-TF retaliates with all it's might!

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF at 19,51

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 12
A6M2 Zero x 29
D3A Val x 36
B5N Kate x 53

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 4 destroyed
D3A Val x 6 destroyed
D3A Val x 6 damaged
B5N Kate x 4 destroyed
B5N Kate x 15 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat x 9 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1 damaged

LTJG U.Obuchi of BI-1 Daitai is credited with kill number 3

Allied Ships
CL Honolulu
CV Hornet, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
DD Maury
--[CLiP]--

CV Hornet sinks! Wohaa!

For some reason, propably I did something as I've never seen anything like it before - nearly all my fighters in the CV-TF ware flying Sweep!! For reasons unknown to me, even though flying sweep, they didn't sweep. Strange enough but one CV sunk so I don't really care as long as this doesn't happen again.. ;D

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- 1/25/2003 5:54:05 PM   
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--[CLiP]--
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 06/22/42

Weather: Partly Cloudy

Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 24
A6M3 Zero x 15
G3M Nell x 9

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 9
P-40E Kittyhawk x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero x 1 destroyed
G3M Nell x 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat x 1 destroyed
P-39D Airacobra x 5 destroyed

LTJG R.Imamura of DII-1 Daitai is credited with kill number 3

LCDR E.Walton of VF-3 bails out WOUNDED and is RESCUED

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 32

Runway hits 9

Attacking Level Bombers:
6 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
3 x G3M Nell at 3000 feet
--[CLiP]--

I tried to close down Noumea harbour with a nice and ripe minefield but Ross had some remnants of a CV and aircraft there and foiled my plans.

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF at 47,64

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 13
TBD Devastator x 15

Allied aircraft losses
TBD Devastator x 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
ML Ikitsushima, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
--[CLiP]--



--[CLiP]--
Air attack on Port Moresby , at 10,40

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
D3A Val x 36
B5N Kate x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A Val x 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
Men lost 105

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 47

Attacking Level Bombers:
11 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
8 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
9 x B5N Kate at 5000 feet
--[CLiP]--

PM at 99%.

More hits on my poor ML.

--[CLiP]--
Air attack on TF at 47,64

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 13
TBD Devastator x 11

no losses

Japanese Ships
ML Ikitsushima, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
---[CLiP]--

Ikisushima sunk. ;(

_____________________________

Imperial Field Service Code (senjinkun):
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- 1/25/2003 11:38:15 PM   
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Hiya drwho,

Good reading. One question for you: are those Claudes based on your CVs? Do they ever do anything useful?

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LRCAP/Sweep - 1/26/2003 2:34:51 AM   
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Hi, When you reduce the percentage of aircraft from 100 (LRCAP)
the mission does not go to Escort but to sweep. You have to reset the mission back to escort.

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