March 28, 1942
SigNet: Intel reveals more units prepping for Rangoon. A Reg, arty, and Southern Army.
SwPac: Night raid on Port Morseby, no damage, the weather has been fortunately poor.
Java: The Dutch resistance at Tijilajap ends with 6300 casualties. Soerabaja: PT boats sortie to Pamekasan and sink two xAKs, some vehicles still aboard. The air raids over the port are intensifying. We lose alot of people every day there now.
Bay of Bengal: IJN carriers spot Royal Navy cruisers off Sabang first. I had hoped for a night action. The results are complete to Japan. The Royal Navy loses for the past 3 days is still not all together clear yet.
China: Chungking: Zekes sweep the sky clear. Paul always comes in at max altitude. He is going to regret this later. Changteh: Daily 100+ sorties over the Chinese and followed by bombardments. Casualties are acceptable thus far, they are escaping west. Kweilin falls as the rear guard is routed. Tuyun holds under increasing air and land (bombardment) attacks.
Morning Air attack on TF, near Sabang at 30,70
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
A6M2 Zero x 46
B5N2 Kate x 49
D3A1 Val x 37
Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
D3A1 Val: 5 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 destroyed
CA Exeter, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CL Emerald, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CL Enterprise, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Nizam, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Napier, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Norman, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Napier
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Tromp class CL
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Nizam
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Exeter