I am fortunate on the transport side of things. The vast majority, I used everyone in the west for the operation, is 40nm from port far to the south off Sydney now. Losses for the Port Moresby OP in transports:
(1) APA severe damage at Port Moresby, still afloat
(2) AK sever damage at Port Moresby, still afloat
The large BB TF entered the Coral sea along the south New Guinea coast then turned SW and stood off Cooktown at 280nm (7hex). There was a small CVE with it as a small Zero CAP splashed the most of the SBDs which found it. Kind of weird as over 100 never found them, got lost or something. The next day, yesterday game time, they did bombard PM but did very minimal damage. The airfield is now at 100%, the base at 85% (to the good in both cases). I need at least one more flak unit, better two more (two are there) at the base. Two small Corsair squadrons are flying CAP along with a small Kiwi detachment flying night. P70 Night Havocs will stage in soon. PT boats and support are waiting to cross the sea from Cairns to assist as well. I was so tired (sick of?) work today, I came home and took a three hour nap. I did not get some of the stuff I wanted done today on the orders side of things. I am reinforcing Tuttifrutti tonight, transports just arrived offshore with an additional USMC Def Bn. I am also sneaking in a construction Rgt on the isle 80nm SSE of Ndeni, unspotted. A division, the 40th I think is 100% prepped for Horn but I may bypass for the base to the NW on the coast of New Guinea. I am aiming for Taberfane in the summer. A Mitchell group arrived on the east coast today and changed their command to SE Asia and shipped them to Cape Town for deployment over Burma. Same goes for the early model Mustang equipped fighter group which arrived a couple of days ago. I am leaning on the KiraKira (fully prepped) USMC OP next after the attack transport spend 48-72 hours at Sydney for repairs. I am fully prepped for Guadalcanal as well (unoccupied) but the division is at Pearl sans transport. Whether to use transports on the west coast to bring fresh units to SoPac or pick up units at Pearl still an option.
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