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t should be done - 5/1/2013 8:51:32 AM   
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This my friends, is haow it should be done

My hats off to you BBF, on pulling off the best game I have ever been thrashed at

The ultimate challenge, invading japan

And he loses.................just 2 landing craft

its long, but really worth a look
AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 17, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-5012
LB-5013
LB-5014
LB-5015
LB-201
LB-202
LB-203
LB-204
LB-205
LB-206
LB-207
LB-208

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
CL Emerald
DD Anthony
DD Aulick
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Harrison
DMS Southard
DMS Hovey
DMS Hopkins
DMS Zane
DMS Chandler
APA Wharton
APA Harris
APA Zeilin
APA Henry T. Allen
APA J. Franklin Bell
APA W.A. Holbrook
APA Leonard Wood
APA Joseph T. Dickman
APA Hunter Liggett
APA American Legion
APA Heywood
APA Fuller
APA William P. Biddle
APA Neville
APA Harry Lee
APA U.S. Grant
APA President Jackson
APA President Adams
APA Latimer
AKA Bellatrix
AKA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Betelgeuse
AKA Alchiba
AKA Algol
AKA Alcyon
AKA Thuban
LST-240
LST-241
LST-242
LST-243
LST-244
LST-245
LST-246
LST-247
LST-248
LST-268



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 7% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-505
LB-1024
LB-1025
LB-1026
LB-1027
LB-1028
LB-1029
LB-1030
LB-1031
LB-1032
LB-1033
LB-1034

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
CL Emerald
DD Anthony
DD Aulick
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Harrison
DMS Southard
DMS Hovey
DMS Hopkins
DMS Zane
DMS Chandler
APA Wharton
APA Harris
APA Zeilin
APA Henry T. Allen
APA J. Franklin Bell
APA W.A. Holbrook
APA Leonard Wood
APA Joseph T. Dickman
APA Hunter Liggett
APA American Legion
APA Heywood
APA Fuller
APA William P. Biddle
APA Neville
APA Harry Lee
APA U.S. Grant
APA President Jackson
APA President Adams
APA Latimer
AKA Bellatrix
AKA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Betelgeuse
AKA Alchiba
AKA Algol
AKA Alcyon
AKA Thuban
LST-240
LST-241
LST-242
LST-243
LST-244
LST-245
LST-246
LST-247
LST-248
LST-268



Poor visibility due to Rain with 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 7% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-1035
LB-5001
LB-5002
LB-5003
LB-5004
LB-5005
LB-5006
LB-5007
LB-5008
LB-5009
LB-5010
LB-5011

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
CL Emerald
DD Anthony
DD Aulick
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Harrison
DMS Southard
DMS Hovey
DMS Hopkins
DMS Zane
DMS Chandler
APA Wharton
APA Harris
APA Zeilin
APA Henry T. Allen
APA J. Franklin Bell
APA W.A. Holbrook
APA Leonard Wood
APA Joseph T. Dickman
APA Hunter Liggett
APA American Legion
APA Heywood
APA Fuller
APA William P. Biddle
APA Neville
APA Harry Lee
APA U.S. Grant
APA President Jackson
APA President Adams
APA Latimer
AKA Bellatrix
AKA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Betelgeuse
AKA Alchiba
AKA Algol
AKA Alcyon
AKA Thuban
LST-240
LST-241
LST-242
LST-243
LST-244
LST-245
LST-246
LST-247
LST-248
LST-268



Poor visibility due to Rain with 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 7% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-209
LB-565
LB-1204
LB-1205
LB-1206
LB-1207
LB-1208

Allied Ships
BB California
BB Queen Elizabeth
DD Satterlee
DD Harding
DD Baldwin
DE Lawrence C. Taylor
DM Pruitt
AM Requisite
xAP Orizaba
xAP Agwimonte
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Talma
xAP Tilawa
xAP Rajula
xAP Rohna
xAP Chilka
xAP Khedive Ismail
xAP Santhia
xAP Sirsa
xAP Surada
xAP Taiping
xAP Tak Sang
xAP Tanfield



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 7% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
APD Kikuzuki, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SC Ch 20, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
SC CHa-36, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans, Shell hits 4
DD Smalley
DD Watts
DD Wren
DD Nicholson
DD Swanson
DD Wilkes
DD Monssen
DD Aaron Ward
DD Laffey
DD Buchanan
DD Lansdowne
DD Farenholt
DD Welles
DD Bancroft
DD Caldwell
DD Gansevoort
DD Gillespie
DD Hobby
DD Kalk
DD Carmick
DD Sampson



Poor visibility due to Rain with 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 7% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
CA New Orleans engages APD Kikuzuki at 1,000 yards
SC Ch 20 sunk by CA New Orleans at 1,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages APD Kikuzuki at 1,000 yards
DD Kalk engages APD Kikuzuki at 1,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages APD Kikuzuki at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages APD Kikuzuki at 2,000 yards
DD Sampson engages APD Kikuzuki at 2,000 yards
DD Monssen engages APD Kikuzuki at 2,000 yards
Mori, Kokichi orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages APD Kikuzuki at 4,000 yards
APD Kikuzuki sunk by DD Sampson at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
SC CHa-36 sunk by CA New Orleans at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-879
MTB G-157, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Picking
DD William Porter
DD Porterfield
DD Stephen Potter
DD Halsey Powell
DD Prichett
DD Abner Read
DD Remey
LST-177
LST-179
LST-180
LST-202
LST-204
LST-207
LST-214
LST-215
LST-216
LST-249
LST-335, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-338
LST-339
LST-340
LST-341
LST-342
LST-343
LST-344
LST-350
LST-353
LST-446
LST-447
LST-448
LST-449
LST-450
LST-451
LST-452
LST-454
LST-456
LST-457
LST-458
LST-459
LST-460
LST-461
LST-462
LST-463
LST-464
LST-465
LST-466
LST-467
LST-468
LST-469
LST-470, Shell hits 1
LST-471
LST-472
LST-473
LST-474, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST-476
LST-478
LST-479



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 7% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 7% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
LST-462 collides with LST-458 at 101 , 59
MTB G-157 engages LST-482 at 2,000 yards
MTB G-157 sunk by DD Abner Read at 2,000 yards
LST-483 , LST-482 , LST-480 ,
LST-479 , LST-478 , LST-476 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Remey , DD Abner Read , DD Prichett ,
DD Halsey Powell , DD Stephen Potter , DD Porterfield ,
DD William Porter , DD Picking
LST-474 sunk by MTB G-879 at 2,000 yards
LST-483 , LST-482 , LST-480 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Remey , DD Abner Read , DD Prichett ,
DD Halsey Powell , DD Stephen Potter , DD Porterfield ,
DD William Porter , DD Picking
MTB G-879 engages LST-470 at 2,000 yards
LST-483 , LST-482 , LST-480 ,
LST-479 , LST-478 , LST-476 ,
LST-473 , LST-472 , LST-471 ,
LST-470 , LST-469 , LST-468 ,
LST-467 , LST-466 , LST-465 ,
LST-464 , LST-463 , LST-462 ,
LST-461 , LST-460 , LST-459 ,
LST-458 , LST-457 , LST-456 ,
LST-454 , LST-452 , LST-451 ,
LST-450 , LST-449 , LST-448 ,
LST-447 , LST-446 , LST-353 ,
LST-350 , LST-344 , LST-343 ,
LST-342 , LST-341 , LST-340 ,
LST-339 , LST-338 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Abner Read , DD Prichett , DD Halsey Powell ,
DD Stephen Potter , DD Porterfield
LST-335 sunk by MTB G-879 at 2,000 yards
Kanzaki F. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 4,000 yards
LST-483 , LST-482 , LST-480 ,
LST-479 , LST-478 , LST-476 ,
LST-473 , LST-472 , LST-471 ,
LST-470 , LST-469 , LST-468 ,
LST-467 , LST-466 , LST-465 ,
LST-464 , LST-463 , LST-462 ,
LST-461 , LST-460 , LST-459 ,
LST-458 , LST-457 , LST-456 ,
LST-454 , LST-452 , LST-451 ,
LST-450 , LST-449 , LST-448 ,
LST-447 , LST-446 , LST-353 ,
LST-350 , LST-344 , LST-343 ,
LST-342 , LST-341 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Remey , DD Abner Read , DD Halsey Powell ,
DD Stephen Potter , DD William Porter
DD Prichett engages MTB G-879 at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
LST-483 , LST-482 , LST-480 ,
LST-479 , LST-478 , LST-476 ,
LST-473 , LST-472 , LST-471 ,
LST-470 , LST-469 , LST-468 ,
LST-467 , LST-466 , LST-465 ,
LST-464 , LST-463 , LST-462 ,
LST-461 , LST-460 , LST-459 ,
LST-458 , LST-457 , LST-456 ,
LST-454 , LST-452 , LST-451 ,
LST-450 , LST-449 , LST-448 ,
LST-447 , LST-446 , LST-353 ,
LST-350 , LST-344 , LST-343 ,
LST-342 , LST-341 , LST-340 ,
LST-339 , LST-338 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Abner Read , DD Prichett , DD Halsey Powell ,
DD Stephen Potter , DD William Porter
DD Remey engages MTB G-879 at 7,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-5, hits 12, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Vammen, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DE Richard S. Bull
AM Ardent
AM Superior
AM Spectacle
APA Elkheart
LCI-985
LCI-984
LCI-798
LCI-793
LCI(G)-470
LCI(G)-469
LCI(G)-457
LCI(G)-452
LCI(M)-632
LCI(R)-226
xAK Coast Farmer
xAK Capillo
xAK Cape Alava
xAK Am. Builder
xAK San Gabriel
xAK Makua
xAK Mobile City
DE Halloran
DE Fleming
DE Doneff
DE Donaldson



SSX Ha-5 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Vammen
DE Halloran fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Fleming fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Doneff fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Donaldson attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 7



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 7 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
APA J. Franklin Bell
CA Minneapolis



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Night Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5d-S Zero x 3



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIf: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Beaufighter VIf bombing from 100 feet *

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with A6M5d-S Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 23500
Raid is overhead



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Night Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 8



Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 10 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
LCI(G)-468



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Night Naval bombardment of Kumamoto at 102,59

Allied Ships
BB Richelieu
BB Alabama
BB Massachusetts
BB Indiana
CA Chicago II
CA Canberra II
CL Houston II
CL Vincennes II

Japanese ground losses:
732 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 56 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)



Manpower hits 5
Fires 1099
Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 73
Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 2

BB Richelieu firing at 79th Brigade
BB Alabama firing at 102nd Division
BB Massachusetts firing at 102nd Division
BB Indiana firing at 102nd Division
CA Chicago II firing at Kumamoto
CA Canberra II firing at Kumamoto
CL Houston II firing at Kumamoto
CL Vincennes II firing at Kumamoto


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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

224 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
CL Emerald
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Anthony
LCI(G)-468
LCI(G)-467
LCI(G)-77
LCI(G)-76
LCI(R)-74
LCI(R)-73
LST-241
LST-240
LST-242
LST-243
LST-244
DD Harrison

Japanese ground losses:
391 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


CA Minneapolis firing at 102nd Division
CL Emerald firing at 102nd Division
DD Charles Ausburne firing at 102nd Division
DD Anthony firing at 102nd Division
LCI(G)-468 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-467 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-74 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-73 fired at enemy troops
DD Anthony fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 11 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59


Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)


5 troops of a US MMG Section lost from landing craft during unload of 2nd Marine Div /3
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 2nd Marine Div
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 2nd Marine Div /6
Motorized Support dropped into water during unload of 268th Motorised Bde


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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

245 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB California
DD Baldwin
DD Satterlee
xAP Tanfield
DD Harding

Japanese ground losses:
223 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


BB Queen Elizabeth firing at 79th Brigade
BB California firing at 102nd Division
DD Baldwin firing at 79th Brigade
DD Satterlee firing at 79th Brigade
DD Baldwin fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 16 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)


10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of I Aus Corps Engr Bn /3
Motorized Support lost in surf during unload of 7th Australian Div /14
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of III Indian Corps /4
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of III Indian Corps /5


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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

78 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Perry
DMS Hamilton
xAK Cape Constantine, Shell hits 1



DMS Perry fired at enemy troops
DMS Hamilton fired at enemy troops
12cm T03 AA Gun battery firing at xAK Cape Constantine
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at xAK Cape Constantine
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at xAK Cape Constantine
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at xAK Cape Constantine


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 21 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59





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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

78 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Dent
AK Crater
DMS Hambleton
DD Kane



DD Dent firing at 12th Ind.Mixed Regiment
12cm T03 AA Gun battery firing at AK Crater
75mm T94 Mtn Gun battery firing at AK Crater
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at AK Crater


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 38 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59





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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

201 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Java
DD Norman Scott
DD Converse
DD Burns
DD Boyd
LCI(G)-397
LCI(G)-396
LCI(G)-373
LCI(G)-372
LCI(G)-365
LCI(G)-220
AP Gen. W.M.Black
DD Sigsbee

Japanese ground losses:
233 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


CL Java firing at 102nd Division
DD Norman Scott firing at 6th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
DD Converse firing at 79th Brigade
DD Burns firing at 102nd Division
DD Boyd firing at 79th Brigade
LCI(G)-397 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-396 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-373 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-372 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-365 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-220 fired at enemy troops
DD Norman Scott fired at enemy troops
DD Converse fired at enemy troops
DD Burns fired at enemy troops
DD Boyd fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 44 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 131st Combat Engr Rgt


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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

76 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AM Bittern
AM Vigilance
AM Token
LSM-50
LSM-52
LSM-53
LSM-51
LSM-55
LSM-54



AM Bittern fired at enemy troops
AM Vigilance fired at enemy troops
AM Token fired at enemy troops
12cm T03 AA Gun battery firing at LSM-50
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LSM-52


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 87 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59





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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

203 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
PF San Pedro
PF Glendale
PF Tacoma
KV Genista
KV Cyclamen
LSM-20
LCI-626
LCI-589
LCI-587
LCI-624
LCI-621



PF San Pedro fired at enemy troops
PF Glendale fired at enemy troops
PF Tacoma fired at enemy troops
KV Genista fired at enemy troops
KV Cyclamen fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 113 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)




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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

224 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Richmond
CL Swiftsure
CL Newfoundland
CL Kenya
CL Tromp
CLAA Black Prince
CLAA Euryalus
DD Ulster
DD Rotherham
DD Roebuck
DD Johnston
DD Irwin
LCI(G)-466
LCI(G)-441
LCI(G)-440
LCI(G)-439
LCI(G)-438
LCI(G)-437
LCI(G)-408
LCI(G)-407
LCI(G)-406
LCI(G)-404
LCI(G)-403
LCI(G)-401
LCI(M)-588
APA Sarasota

Japanese ground losses:
400 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled


CL Richmond firing at 79th Brigade
CL Swiftsure firing at 102nd Division
CL Newfoundland firing at 102nd Division
CL Kenya firing at 102nd Division
CL Tromp firing at 12th Ind.Mixed Regiment
CLAA Black Prince firing at 102nd Division
CLAA Euryalus firing at 79th Brigade
DD Ulster firing at 102nd Division
DD Rotherham firing at 102nd Division
DD Roebuck firing at 79th Brigade
DD Johnston firing at 79th Brigade
DD Irwin firing at 12th Ind.Mixed Regiment
LCI(G)-466 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-441 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-440 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-439 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-438 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-437 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-408 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-407 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-406 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-404 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-403 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-401 fired at enemy troops
LCI(M)-588 fired at enemy troops
DD Rotherham fired at enemy troops
DD Johnston fired at enemy troops
DD Irwin fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 143 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59


Allied ground losses:
110 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (5 destroyed, 14 disabled)


10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 4th Marine Div /8
12 troops of a Vickers Section 43 accidentally lost during unload of 4th Armoured Bde
5 troops of a US MMG Section lost from landing craft during unload of 1st Marine Div /3
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 1st Marine Div /5
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of I Corps Cmbt Engr Rgt
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of I Corps Cmbt Engr Rgt
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 7th Australian Div
11 troops of a AIF Inf Section 44 lost from landing craft during unload of 7th Australian Div /5
13 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad 44 accidentally lost during unload of 3rd Marine Div
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 3rd Marine Div /3
13 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad 44 lost overboard during unload of 3rd Marine Div /9
Motorized Support dropped into water during unload of 7th Australian Div /7
8 Engineers lost from landing craft during unload of I Corps Cmbt Engr Rgt


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

103 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
CL Emerald
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Aulick
LCI(G)-468
LCI(G)-467
LCI(G)-77
LCI(G)-76
LCI(R)-74
LCI(R)-73
LST-241
LST-240
DD Harrison
LST-242



CA Minneapolis firing at 79th Brigade
CL Emerald firing at 102nd Division
DD Charles Ausburne firing at 6th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
DD Aulick firing at 79th Brigade
LCI(G)-468 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-467 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-74 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-73 fired at enemy troops
DD Charles Ausburne fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

116 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB California
DD Baldwin
DD Harding
DD Satterlee
xAP Tanfield


Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


BB Queen Elizabeth firing at 102nd Division
BB California firing at 102nd Division
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

247 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
PF San Pedro
PF Glendale
PF Tacoma
KV Genista
KV Cyclamen
LCI-587
LCI-621
LSM-20
LCI-589
LCI-624



PF San Pedro fired at enemy troops
PF Glendale fired at enemy troops
PF Tacoma fired at enemy troops
KV Genista fired at enemy troops
KV Cyclamen fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

106 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Richmond
CL Swiftsure
CL Newfoundland
CL Kenya
CL Tromp
CLAA Black Prince
CLAA Euryalus
DD Rotherham
DD Irwin
LCI(G)-466
LCI(G)-441
LCI(G)-440
LCI(G)-439
LCI(G)-438
LCI(G)-437
LCI(G)-408
LCI(G)-407
LCI(G)-406
LCI(G)-404
LCI(G)-403
LCI(G)-401
LCI(M)-588
APA Sarasota
DD Ulster

Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


CL Kenya firing at 79th Brigade
CL Tromp firing at 102nd Division
LCI(G)-466 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-441 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-440 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-439 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-438 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-437 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-408 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-407 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-406 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-404 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-403 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-401 fired at enemy troops
LCI(M)-588 fired at enemy troops
DD Rotherham fired at enemy troops
DD Irwin fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Perry
DMS Hamilton
xAK Cape Constantine



DMS Perry fired at enemy troops
DMS Hamilton fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Kane
AK Crater



DD Kane firing at 102nd Division
DD Kane fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

41 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Java
DD Sigsbee
DD Norman Scott
DD Burns
LCI(G)-397
LCI(G)-396
LCI(G)-373
LCI(G)-372
LCI(G)-365
LCI(G)-220
AP Gen. W.M.Black



DD Burns firing at 79th Brigade
LCI(G)-397 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-396 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-373 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-372 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-365 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-220 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

91 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-623
LSM-57
LSM-56
LSM-53
LCI-531
LSM-50
AM Vigilance
AM Bittern
LSM-52
LSM-51
LSM-55



LCI-623 fired at enemy troops
LSM-57 fired at enemy troops
LSM-56 fired at enemy troops
LSM-53 fired at enemy troops
12cm T03 AA Gun battery firing at LSM-50
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LSM-50


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-505
LB-1024
LB-1025
LB-1026
LB-1027
LB-1028
LB-1029
LB-1030
LB-1031
LB-1032
LB-1033
LB-1034

Allied Ships
LST-484
LST-599
LST-600
LST-601
LST-604
LST-605
LST-606
LST-607
LST-608
LSM-20
LCI-587
LCI-589
LCI-621
LCI-624
LCI-625
LCI-626
LCI-627
LCI-628
LCI-629
LCI-634
LCI-635
LCI-636
LCI-637
LCI-639
LCI-640
LCI-653
LCI-654
LCI-655
LCI-656
LCI-657
LCI-771
LCI-772
LCI-773
LCI-774
LCI-775
KV Cyclamen
KV Genista
PF Tacoma
PF Glendale
PF San Pedro



Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Allied ships attempt to get underway
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-505
LB-1024
LB-1025
LB-1026
LB-1027
LB-1028
LB-1029
LB-1030
LB-1031
LB-1032
LB-1033
LB-1034

Allied Ships
AM Token
AM Vigilance
AM Bittern
LST-34
LSM-50
LSM-51
LSM-52
LSM-53
LSM-54
LSM-55
LSM-56
LSM-57
LSM-58
LSM-59
LCI-531
LCI-532
LCI-533
LCI-535
LCI-536
LCI-537
LCI-549
LCI-622
LCI-623



Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 9,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-1035, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5001, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5002, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5003, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LB-5004, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5005, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5006, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5007, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5008, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
LB-5009, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LB-5010, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5011, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
BB Massachusetts
BB Alabama
BB Richelieu
DD McDermut
DD McGowan
DD McKee
DD McNair
DD Melvin
DD Mertz
CL Vincennes II
CL Houston II
CA Canberra II
CA Chicago II



Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 3,000 yards
LB-5011 sunk by BB Richelieu at 3,000 yards
LB-5009 sunk by BB Richelieu at 3,000 yards
LB-5010 sunk by CA Chicago II at 3,000 yards
LB-5006 sunk by BB Richelieu at 3,000 yards
LB-5005 sunk by BB Alabama at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
LB-5008 sunk by BB Alabama at 2,000 yards
LB-5004 sunk by BB Massachusetts at 2,000 yards
LB-1035 sunk by BB Alabama at 2,000 yards
LB-5001 sunk by DD Mertz at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
LB-5007 sunk by DD Mertz at 3,000 yards
LB-5002 sunk by DD McNair at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on LB-5003
LB-5003 sunk by BB Indiana at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-5012
LB-5013
LB-5014
LB-5015
LB-201
LB-202
LB-203
LB-204
LB-205
LB-206
LB-207
LB-208

Allied Ships
DD Picking
DD William Porter
DD Porterfield
DD Stephen Potter
DD Halsey Powell
DD Prichett
DD Abner Read
DD Remey
LST-177
LST-179
LST-180
LST-202
LST-204
LST-207
LST-214
LST-215
LST-216
LST-249
LST-338
LST-339
LST-340
LST-341
LST-342
LST-343
LST-344
LST-350
LST-353
LST-446
LST-447
LST-448
LST-449
LST-450
LST-451
LST-452
LST-454
LST-456
LST-457
LST-458
LST-459
LST-460
LST-461
LST-462
LST-463
LST-464
LST-465
LST-466
LST-467
LST-468



Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Poor visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 14,000 yards
Range closes to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-5012
LB-5013
LB-5014, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-5015
LB-201
LB-202
LB-203
LB-204
LB-205, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
LB-206
LB-207, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-208

Allied Ships
DD Picking
DD William Porter
DD Porterfield
DD Stephen Potter
DD Halsey Powell
DD Prichett
DD Abner Read
DD Remey
LST-177
LST-179
LST-180
LST-202
LST-204
LST-207
LST-214
LST-215
LST-216
LST-249
LST-338
LST-339
LST-340
LST-341
LST-342
LST-343
LST-344
LST-350
LST-353
LST-446
LST-447
LST-448
LST-449
LST-450
LST-451
LST-452
LST-454
LST-456
LST-457
LST-458
LST-459
LST-460
LST-461
LST-462
LST-463
LST-464
LST-465
LST-466
LST-467
LST-468



Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 3,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
LB-5014 sunk by DD Remey at 9,000 yards
LB-207 sunk by DD Remey at 9,000 yards
LB-205 sunk by DD Remey at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-209
LB-565
LB-1204
LB-1205
LB-1206
LB-1207
LB-1208

Allied Ships
DD Picking
DD William Porter
DD Porterfield
DD Stephen Potter
DD Halsey Powell
DD Prichett
DD Abner Read
DD Remey
LST-177
LST-179
LST-180
LST-202
LST-204
LST-207
LST-214
LST-215
LST-216
LST-249
LST-338
LST-339
LST-340
LST-341
LST-342
LST-343
LST-344
LST-350
LST-353
LST-446
LST-447
LST-448
LST-449
LST-450
LST-451
LST-452
LST-454
LST-456
LST-457
LST-458
LST-459
LST-460
LST-461
LST-462
LST-463
LST-464
LST-465
LST-466
LST-467
LST-468
LST-469
LST-470
LST-471
LST-472
LST-473



Reduced visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 10,000 yards
Range closes to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Allied ships attempt to get underway
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 46
Spitfire VIII x 14
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10
F4U-1A Corsair x 30


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 35
Spitfire VIII x 19
F4U-1D Corsair x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 20


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 35
Spitfire VIII x 5
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 13
F4U-1A Corsair x 9


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 33
G4M2a Betty x 24
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 48



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 91
Corsair IV x 23
Hellcat I x 8
Seafire IIC x 22
Seafire L.III x 37
Martlet II x 45
Spitfire VIII x 58
Spitfire VIII x 25
F4U-1D Corsair x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 29
FM-1 Wildcat x 75
FM-2 Wildcat x 181
F4U-1A Corsair x 128
F6F-3 Hellcat x 451
F6F-5 Hellcat x 181


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
G4M2a Betty: 13 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Kalinin Bay



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VMF-311 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VMF-314 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
VMF-324 with F4U-1A Corsair (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.9 Sqn IAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
No.17 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.54 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
No.67 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
No.81 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.152 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.155 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
No.273 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
No.607 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.615 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
318th FG/73rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 54
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 41



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 89
Corsair IV x 23
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 22
Seafire L.III x 35
Martlet II x 44
Spitfire VIII x 41
Spitfire VIII x 18
F4U-1D Corsair x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 23
FM-1 Wildcat x 74
FM-2 Wildcat x 176
F4U-1A Corsair x 121
F6F-3 Hellcat x 434
F6F-5 Hellcat x 172


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 32 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 28360.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 9 on standby, 25 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 6 on standby, 14 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 12 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 11 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 50
A6M5b Zero x 10
A6M5c Zero x 24
J1N1-Sa Irving x 17



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 82
Corsair IV x 19
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 20
Seafire L.III x 31
Martlet II x 44
Spitfire VIII x 26
Spitfire VIII x 11
F4U-1D Corsair x 2
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 17
FM-1 Wildcat x 65
FM-2 Wildcat x 156
F4U-1A Corsair x 104
F6F-3 Hellcat x 397
F6F-5 Hellcat x 156


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 28 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 11 destroyed
J1N1-Sa Irving: 11 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 25 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 12 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 11 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 15 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 3 on standby, 12 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 6 on standby, 13 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 29
A6M5b Zero x 12
D4Y1 Judy x 27
D4Y3 Judy x 27



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 73
Corsair IV x 14
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 20
Seafire L.III x 28
Martlet II x 44
Spitfire VIII x 18
Spitfire VIII x 7
F4U-1D Corsair x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 9
FM-1 Wildcat x 57
FM-2 Wildcat x 141
F4U-1A Corsair x 90
F6F-3 Hellcat x 356
F6F-5 Hellcat x 140


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 14 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 14 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Barnes
CVE Breton



CAP engaged:
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 25 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 14 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 10 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 11 on standby, 14 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 8 on standby, 19 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 15
B6N2 Jill x 18



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 68
Corsair IV x 14
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 20
Seafire L.III x 28
Martlet II x 41
Spitfire VIII x 17
Spitfire VIII x 6
F4U-1D Corsair x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 7
FM-1 Wildcat x 52
FM-2 Wildcat x 132
F4U-1A Corsair x 86
F6F-3 Hellcat x 328
F6F-5 Hellcat x 134


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 10 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 14 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 5 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 6 on standby, 10 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-29 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 111,69

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 41
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 10
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 14



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 79


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 4 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 5 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Thetis Bay
CVE Steamer Bay
CVE Munda



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 2000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 kg SAP Bomb
4 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 2000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-42 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 34300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-80 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 34300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VC(F)-81 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-82 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-87 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VC(F)-90 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-91 with FM-2 Wildcat (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-96 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-97 with FM-2 Wildcat (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 20
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 2
Corsair IV x 1
Seafire IIC x 1
Seafire L.III x 2
Martlet II x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11
F6F-5 Hellcat x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-29 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27600
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.887 Sqn FAA with Seafire L.III (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on 41st Division, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.VI x 12
TBF-1 Avenger x 25


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
129 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 90,53 , near Nanking

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 6
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 22
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 26


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
273 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
21 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
5 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 67th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Ind.Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 11th RGC Temp. Division, at 85,50 (Hankow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 12


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-40E Warhawk bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 60th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 11th RGC Temp. Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 28th Special Base Force, at 102,58 (Nagasaki/Sasebo)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 17
B-25D1 Mitchell x 27
B-25G Mitchell x 6
P-51D Mustang x 6


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Sasebo Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 21st Ind.Mixed Regiment ...
Also attacking 5th Division ...
Also attacking 31st Ind.Mixed Regiment ...
Also attacking 21st Ind.Mixed Regiment ...
Also attacking 28th Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 21st Ind.Mixed Regiment ...
Also attacking 5th Division ...
Also attacking 21st Ind.Mixed Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes


Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 1
Martlet II x 2
Spitfire VIII x 24
Spitfire VIII x 8
F4U-1D Corsair x 8
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4
F6F-5 Hellcat x 1


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 22000 feet
8 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 22000 feet
8 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 22000 feet
8 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 22000 feet
8 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet
2 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet
2 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet
2 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 3rd Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 90,53 , near Nanking

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 11


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
111 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PBJ-1J Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 24th Nav Gsn Unit , at 57,105 (Pamakasan)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st Air Defense AA Regiment, at 63,113 (Waingapu)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 40th Division, at 91,48 , near Suchow

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance IV x 31


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Vengeance IV releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x Vengeance IV releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Vengeance IV releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x Vengeance IV releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Vengeance IV releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 12th Division ...
Also attacking 116th Division ...
Also attacking 40th Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 80th Infantry Brigade, at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Corsair IV x 1
Seafire IIC x 1
Seafire L.III x 1
Martlet II x 1
Liberator B.VI x 12
B-24J Liberator x 10
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-24J Liberator x 63
B-25C Mitchell x 3
B-25D1 Mitchell x 35
B-29-1 Superfort x 87
B-29-25 Superfort x 37
F-6C Mustang x 8
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 8
P-51D Mustang x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-29-1 Superfort: 2 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
1347 casualties reported
Squads: 32 destroyed, 80 disabled
Non Combat: 49 destroyed, 107 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 47 (14 destroyed, 33 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 28th Army ...
Also attacking 80th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Div.Tank Unit ...
Also attacking 79th Brigade ...
Also attacking 80th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th IMB Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 80th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Div.Tank Unit ...
Also attacking 80th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Div.Tank Unit ...
Also attacking 80th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th IMB Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 80th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th IMB Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 80th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th IMB Artillery Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 32
Thunderbolt II x 46


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 15000 feet
15 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 15000 feet
16 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 15000 feet
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 15000 feet *
16 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 15000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 59th Infantry Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.VI x 22
TBF-1 Avenger x 3


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 32nd Division ...
Also attacking China Expeditionary Army ...
Also attacking 32nd Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 14


Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 15

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 73rd Division, at 102,60 (Kagoshima)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 80th Infantry Brigade, at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 1
Seafire L.III x 2
B-24D1 Liberator x 8
B-24J Liberator x 14
B-25D1 Mitchell x 21
B-29-1 Superfort x 6
B-29-25 Superfort x 6
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 35
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
F6F-5 Hellcat x 1


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 28th Army ...
Also attacking 80th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 28th Army ...
Also attacking 80th Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 46th Div.Tank Unit , at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 1
Seafire IIC x 1
Seafire L.III x 2
B-24J Liberator x 21
F-6C Mustang x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
F6F-5 Hellcat x 2


Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 102nd Division ...
Also attacking 46th Div.Tank Unit ...
Also attacking 102nd Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 36th Division, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 21


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
324 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 39th Ind. Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 14th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 36th Division ...
Also attacking 39th Ind. Engineer Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 39th Division, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25J1 Mitchell x 17
B-25J11 Mitchell x 16
P-51D Mustang x 11
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
288 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PBJ-1J Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 5th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 85th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th RGC Temp. Division ...
Also attacking Nanking Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 39th Division ...
Also attacking 5th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 39th Division ...
Also attacking 5th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 80th Infantry Brigade, at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 1
Seafire IIC x 1
Seafire L.III x 2
Martlet II x 2
B-29-1 Superfort x 17
P-51D Mustang x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
F6F-5 Hellcat x 1


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25J1 Mitchell x 9
B-25J11 Mitchell x 11
P-51D Mustang x 12


Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
176 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 11th Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 11


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 46th Div.Tank Unit , at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
Corsair IV x 1
Seafire IIC x 1
Seafire L.III x 1
B-25C Mitchell x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 9
F6F-5 Hellcat x 2


Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 63rd Infantry Group , at 82,84 (Catbalogan)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6
F6F-5 Hellcat x 8


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 10th Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 47


Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 17 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
197 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 51st Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st NCPC Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 19th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd/A Division ...
Also attacking 11th Indpt Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 13th Army ...
Also attacking 12th Army ...
Also attacking 10th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 51st Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 10th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 51st Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 1st NCPC Infantry Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 9


Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 80th Infantry Brigade, at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
Corsair IV x 1
Seafire IIC x 1
Martlet II x 1
B-29-1 Superfort x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
F6F-5 Hellcat x 1


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 80th Infantry Brigade, at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 1
Seafire IIC x 1
Seafire L.III x 1
Martlet II x 1
B-29-1 Superfort x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 2


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
105 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Takamatsu at 107,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4
TBM-1C Avenger x 2


Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 22, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kobe at 108,59

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18
TBM-1C Avenger x 6


Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CM Itsukushima
CM Tsugaru, Bomb hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hiroshima/Kure at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes


Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 12
FM-2 Wildcat x 34
F6F-3 Hellcat x 54
F6F-5 Hellcat x 90
TBF-1 Avenger x 8
TBM-1C Avenger x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Miikesan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on Koshiki-jima Retto , at 101,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 41



Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 29
FM-1 Wildcat x 2
FM-2 Wildcat x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 7 destroyed
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-84a Frank sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-33 with FM-1 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VC(F)-84 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VC(F)-92 with FM-1 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-93 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VC(F)-94 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-3 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VC(F)-11 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VC(F)-14 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.135 Sqn RAF with Thunderbolt II (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.146 Sqn RAF with Thunderbolt II (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 13 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 111,69

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 13
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 5
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 1



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 47


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VC(F)-42 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-80 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-81 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-87 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-90 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-91 with FM-2 Wildcat (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-96 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-97 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on Chichi-jima , at 111,74

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 36
TBM-1C Avenger x 21


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Izu Oshima , at 113,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 1



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 8
TBM-1C Avenger x 7


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on 63rd Infantry Group , at 82,84 (Catbalogan)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IV x 6
B-24J Liberator x 3


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 63rd Infantry Group , at 82,84 (Catbalogan)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 13
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kanoya at 102,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11
TBM-1C Avenger x 2


Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
E No.26, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kobe at 108,59

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 23
TBM-1C Avenger x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CM Itsukushima, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CM Tokiwa



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kochi at 105,61

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
TBM-1C Avenger x 3


Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on Takamatsu , at 107,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2
F6F-5 Hellcat x 25
SBD-5 Dauntless x 8
TBF-1 Avenger x 8


Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
PB Yahada Maru
PB Sozan Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
E No.11, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Takamatsu ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring E No.11
Also attacking Takamatsu ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 42
F6F-5 Hellcat x 82
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 27
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 28
TBM-1C Avenger x 8
TBM-3 Avenger x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 5 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 3 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
xAK Miikesan Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ACM Oi Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ACM Bisan Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AKE London Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
ACM Mejima Maru, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
ACM Hong Kong Maru, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AKE Syohei Maru, Bomb hits 1
ACM Asahi Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 7
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
16 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

Miikesan Maru dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Miikesan Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring ACM Oi Maru
Also attacking Hiroshima/Kure ...
London Maru dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring ACM Bisan Maru
Also attacking Hiroshima/Kure ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AKE London Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on Fukuoka , at 103,57

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Avenger II bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
E8N2 Dave: 2 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Avenger II bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes


Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 23
F6F-5 Hellcat x 34


No Allied losses



Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Avenger II bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Oita , at 104,59

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
F6F-5 Hellcat x 13
TBM-1C Avenger x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
L2D2 Tabby: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Tokuyama , at 105,58

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10
TBM-1C Avenger x 8


Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Naval bombardment of Kumamoto at 102,59

Allied Ships
BB King George V
BB Wisconsin
CA Cumberland
CA Suffolk
CA London
CA Dorsetshire
DD Taussig
DD Moale
DD Mansfield
DD Ingraham
DD Haynsworth
DD English

Japanese ground losses:
493 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 16 (7 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)



Manpower hits 2
Resources hits 2
Fires 522
Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 97
Port hits 12
Port fuel hits 1

BB King George V firing at Kumamoto
BB Wisconsin firing at Kumamoto
CA Cumberland firing at Kumamoto
CA Suffolk firing at Kumamoto
CA London firing at Kumamoto
CA Dorsetshire firing at 102nd Division
DD Taussig firing at Kumamoto
DD Moale firing at 102nd Division
DD Mansfield firing at Kumamoto
DD Ingraham firing at Kumamoto
DD Haynsworth firing at Kumamoto
DD English firing at 79th Brigade


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

36 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-77
LCI(G)-76
LCI(R)-73
LST-241
LST-240
LST-243



LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-73 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

30 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Perry
DMS Hamilton
xAK Cape Constantine



DMS Perry fired at enemy troops
DMS Hamilton fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

80 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Hambleton
DMS Hobson
DMS Howard
DMS Palmer
AK Crater



DMS Hambleton fired at enemy troops
DMS Hobson fired at enemy troops
DMS Howard fired at enemy troops
DMS Palmer fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-397
LCI(G)-396
LCI(G)-373
LCI(G)-372
LCI(G)-365
LCI(G)-220
AP Gen. W.M.Black



LCI(G)-397 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-396 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-373 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-372 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-365 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-220 fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

190 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Caradoc
CL Mobile
CL Santa Fe
CL Phoenix
DD Urania
DD Undine
LCI(G)-398
LCI(G)-78
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LST-610
LST-630
LST-632
DD Urchin
LST-633
LST-631
LST-634

Japanese ground losses:
281 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



CL Caradoc firing at 79th Brigade
CL Mobile firing at 102nd Division
CL Santa Fe firing at 102nd Division
CL Phoenix firing at 102nd Division
DD Urania firing at 102nd Division
DD Undine firing at 79th Brigade
LCI(G)-398 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
DD Undine fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 64 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 33 (0 destroyed, 33 disabled)




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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

82 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCS(L)-32
LCS(L)-31
LCS(L)-15
LCS(L)-13
LCS(L)-12
LCT-179
LCT-178

Japanese ground losses:
256 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



LCS(L)-32 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-31 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-15 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-13 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-12 fired at enemy troops
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LCT-179
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LCT-178
75mm Infantry Gun battery firing at LCT-178


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 84 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59





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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-623
LCI-536
LSM-58
LSM-57
LSM-56
LSM-53
LSM-52
LSM-50
LSM-54
LSM-51



LCI-623 fired at enemy troops
LCI-536 fired at enemy troops
LSM-58 fired at enemy troops
LSM-57 fired at enemy troops
LSM-56 fired at enemy troops
LSM-53 fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

182 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Baltimore
CL Sumatra
CL Achilles
DD John Hood
DD Heermann
DD Healy
LCI(G)-463
LCI(G)-462
LCI(G)-366
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
LCI(M)-582
LCI(R)-72
LCI(R)-71
LST-16
LST-17
LST-18
LST-20
LST-19
LST-22

Japanese ground losses:
363 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 16 (2 destroyed, 14 disabled)



CA Baltimore firing at 79th Brigade
CL Sumatra firing at 79th Brigade
CL Achilles firing at 102nd Division
DD John Hood firing at 102nd Division
DD Heermann firing at 102nd Division
DD Healy firing at 102nd Division
LCI(G)-463 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-462 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-366 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
LCI(M)-582 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-72 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-71 fired at enemy troops
DD John Hood fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 94 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59


Allied ground losses:
408 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (0 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (1 destroyed, 18 disabled)


11 troops of a AIF Inf Section 44 lost from landing craft during unload of 8th Australian Div
Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 8th Australian Div /3
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 8th Australian Div /9
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of XIV US Corps /3


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

34 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-775
LCI-772
LCI-640
LCI-627
LSM-20
LCI-587
LCI-625
LCI-589
LCI-621



LCI-775 fired at enemy troops
LCI-772 fired at enemy troops
LCI-640 fired at enemy troops
LCI-627 fired at enemy troops


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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

76 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Remey
DD Abner Read
DD William Porter
LST-177
LST-179
LST-202
LST-180
LST-204



DD Remey firing at 79th Brigade
DD Abner Read firing at 102nd Division
DD William Porter firing at 102nd Division
DD Abner Read fired at enemy troops
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LST-202


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 116 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59





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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

103 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-466
LCI(G)-441
LCI(G)-440
LCI(G)-439
LCI(G)-438
LCI(G)-437
LCI(G)-408
LCI(G)-407
LCI(G)-406
LCI(G)-404
LCI(G)-403
LCI(G)-401
LCI(M)-588
APA Sarasota
DD Ulster
APA Fayette


Allied ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


LCI(G)-466 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-441 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-440 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-439 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-438 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-437 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-408 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-407 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-406 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-404 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-403 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-401 fired at enemy troops
LCI(M)-588 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Pre-Invasion action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

151 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-465
LCI(G)-464
LCI(G)-442
LCI(G)-405
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-80
LCI(G)-79
LCS(L)-30
LCS(L)-29
LCS(L)-28
LCS(L)-27
LCS(L)-25
LCS(L)-23
LCS(L)-22
LCS(L)-21
LCS(L)-19
LCS(L)-18
LCS(L)-16
LCS(L)-14
LCI-24
LCI-63
LCI-62
xAK Utahan
LCI-85
LCI-75
LCI-83

Japanese ground losses:
810 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled


Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


LCI(G)-465 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-464 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-442 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-405 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-82 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-81 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-80 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-79 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-30 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-29 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-28 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-27 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-25 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-23 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-22 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-21 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-19 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-18 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-16 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-14 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Kumamoto (102,59)

TF 222 troops unloading over beach at Kumamoto, 102,59


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)


10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Eng Amph Bde
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Eng Amph Bde
8 Naval Support troops lost in surf during unload of 4th Eng Amph Bde
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 4th Eng Amph Bde


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Ground combat at Kumamoto (102,59)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 688 troops, 49 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 516

Defending force 122886 troops, 1478 guns, 4835 vehicles, Assault Value = 5466

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 21 (18 destroyed, 3 disabled)



Assaulting units:
79th Brigade
102nd Division
12th Ind.Mixed Regiment
107th JAAF AF Bn
14th Area Army
2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
218th Naval Construction Battalion
28th Army
227th Naval Construction Battalion
103rd AA Regiment
37th Ind. Engineer Regiment
12th Air Flotilla
44th IMB Artillery Battalion
46th Div.Tank Unit
22nd Ind.AA Gun Co
80th Infantry Brigade
6th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
217th Naval Construction Battalion
Waifu JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
3rd Marine Division
7th Australian Division
8th KGV Light Cav Regiment
4th Armoured Brigade
3rd Cavalry Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
5th USMC Tank Battalion
2/4th Armoured Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
268th Motorised Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
4th USMC Tank Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
Guides Cavalry Regiment
2/5th Armoured Regiment
2nd Marine Division
42nd Cavalry Regiment
1st USMC Tank Battalion
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
11th PAVO Regiment
8th Australian Div /1
2/6th Armoured Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion
Gardner's Horse Regiment
254th Armoured Brigade
4th Marine Division
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
44th Cavalry Regiment
4th Armoured Bde /17
1st Marine Division
150th RAC Regiment
766th Tank Battalion
50th Tank Bde /15
2/13th Field Regiment
III Indian Corps
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2/9th Field Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
4th Eng Amph Bde /21
XIV US Corps /1
2nd Eng Amph Bde /7


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Ground combat at Suchow (91,47)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 281776 troops, 1522 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6146

Defending force 108301 troops, 749 guns, 253 vehicles, Assault Value = 1166

Allied adjusted assault: 775

Japanese adjusted defense: 49

Allied assault odds: 15 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), supply(-)
Attacker: disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
16362 casualties reported
Squads: 729 destroyed, 154 disabled
Non Combat: 422 destroyed, 366 disabled
Engineers: 28 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 159 (129 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Vehicles lost 40 (26 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Units destroyed 5


Allied ground losses:
4225 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 387 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 69 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Guns lost 34 (2 destroyed, 32 disabled)


Assaulting units:
37th Chinese Corps
91st Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
60th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
97th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
8th Group Army
5th War Area
57th AT Gun Regiment
19th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
31st Group Army
Central Reserve
1st Artillery Regiment
41st AA Regiment
2nd Group Army
26th Group Army
24th Group Army
39th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
9th Group Army
22nd Artillery Regiment
9th War Area
18th Artillery Regiment
20th Group Army
14th Group Army
6th War Area
49th AA Regiment
7th War Area
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
17th RGC Temp. Division
104th Division
14th Ind.Infantry Brigade
54th Infantry Brigade
110th/B Division
1st Ind.Inf.Group
41st Division
51st Infantry Brigade
115th Infantry Regiment
5th Ind.Infantry Brigade
23rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Ind.Infantry Brigade
8th Mongol Cavalry Division
36th Division
6th Division
10th Ind.Infantry Brigade
39th Division
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd RGC Capital Division
66th Infantry Regiment
11th Ind.Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
13th Ind.Infantry Brigade
63rd Infantry Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
3rd/A Division
85th Infantry Brigade
64th Infantry Brigade
38th Division
32nd Division
3rd/C Division
16th RGC Temp. Division
15th RGC Temp. Division
1st Cavalry Brigade
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Mortar Battalion
12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
RGC Army
4th Cavalry Brigade
22nd AA Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
70th Infantry Brigade
17th JAAF Base Force
23rd Army
18th JNAF AF Unit
38th Ind. Engineer Regiment
China Expeditionary Army
Nanking Naval Guard Unit
17th/C Division
16th JAAF Base Force
11th Army
138th Infantry Regiment
12th Army
1st RGC Division
71st Infantry Brigade
22nd RGC Temp. Division
1st Army
4th Mortar Battalion
27th RGC Temp. Division
95th JAAF AF Bn
Kyuko Naval Guard Unit
1st NCPC Infantry Brigade
13th Army
2nd RGC Division
54th JAAF AF Bn
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
39th Ind. Engineer Regiment
19th RGC Temp. Division
6th NCPC Infantry Brigade
20th RGC Division
24th NCPC Route Brigade
56th JAAF AF Bn
3rd/B Division


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RE: t should be done - 5/1/2013 11:47:34 AM   
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I was sweating all the way in - I thought I had a good handle on the opposing forces, but if shore batteries get the range of your landing ships, there can be real carnage.

Having got 5000 AV ashore with slight disruption and a mountain of supplies, I don't think I can be dislodged - whether I can exploit this landing is yet to be seen.

Anyway, if anyone would like me to start an AAR to detail my side of this epic (I know Herbie wants me too), just let me know - I am quite time poor currently, so it might be very sparse and it will certainly lack my good friends prose, but it may be of interest to those who are heading for the late war period.

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RE: t should be done - 5/1/2013 6:32:55 PM   
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I always thought Kumamoto was the best place to land.

AARs of both sides would be absolutely great from my point of view.

One small point, the title of this thread is truncated.

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RE: t should be done - 5/2/2013 2:21:58 AM   
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Aye Captain, Kunamoto has been my objective for a long time. Mind you, I have a lot of AV prepped for alternates if I detected defenses at Kunamoto were building too fast.

Anyway, I will start an AAR in the next couple of days then - I've got a presentation to knock out for my Master's first and budgets for work, so I suspect Herbie will get ahead of me.

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RE: t should be done - 5/2/2013 2:30:44 AM   
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would be a very interesting read!!!

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RE: t should be done - 5/3/2013 9:02:29 AM   
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biggest combat replay EVA

to sum up

844 japanese A/C lost
672 allied lost

6 landing craft
7 dd
3 cruisers
and 10 CVE sunk

he's ashore, and I don't think I can move him............
But Japan fights on!

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 18, 44
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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

126 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Caradoc
CL Mobile
CL Santa Fe
CL Phoenix
DD Undine
LCI(G)-398
LCI(G)-78
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LST-610
DD Urchin
LST-630
LST-631
LST-634


Allied ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


CL Santa Fe firing at 102nd Division
CL Phoenix firing at 6th Depot Division
LCI(G)-398 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
DD Undine fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

256 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Baltimore
CL Sumatra
CL Achilles
DD Heermann
DD Healy
DD Hazelwood
LCI(G)-463
LCI(G)-462
LCI(G)-366
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
LCI(M)-582
LCI(R)-72
LCI(R)-71
LST-17
LST-19
LST-16
LST-20
LST-18
DD John Hood

Japanese ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)


CA Baltimore firing at 79th Brigade
CL Sumatra firing at 6th Depot Division
DD Healy firing at 79th Brigade
DD Hazelwood firing at 102nd Division
LCI(G)-463 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-462 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-366 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
LCI(M)-582 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-72 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-71 fired at enemy troops
DD Heermann fired at enemy troops
DD Healy fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

120 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-465
LCI(G)-464
LCI(G)-442
LCI(G)-405
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-80
LCI(G)-79
LCS(L)-30
LCS(L)-29
LCS(L)-28
LCS(L)-27
LCS(L)-25
LCS(L)-23
LCS(L)-22
LCS(L)-21
LCS(L)-19
LCS(L)-18
LCS(L)-16
LCS(L)-14
LCI-24
LCI-62
LCI-75
LCI-63
LCI-83


Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


LCI(G)-465 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-464 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-442 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-405 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-82 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-81 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-80 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-79 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-30 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-29 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-28 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-27 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-25 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-23 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-22 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-21 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-19 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-18 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-16 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-14 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

87 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Perry
DMS Hamilton
xAK Cape Constantine



DMS Perry fired at enemy troops
DMS Hamilton fired at enemy troops
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at xAK Cape Constantine
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at xAK Cape Constantine


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

73 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Crater
DMS Hambleton
DD Kane



12cm T03 AA Gun battery firing at AK Crater
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at AK Crater
10cm T91 Howitzer battery firing at AK Crater


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

80 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AP Gen. W.M.Black
CL Java



75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at AP Gen. W.M.Black


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

50 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-623
LSM-58
LSM-51
LSM-50
LSM-53
LSM-55
LSM-56
LSM-52



LCI-623 fired at enemy troops
LSM-58 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

88 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-775
LCI-773
LCI-771
LCI-637
LCI-628
LCI-627
LCI-626
LCI-589
LCI-621
LCI-587, Shell hits 1
LCI-625
PF Glendale
PF San Pedro
LCI-624
LCI-629



LCI-775 fired at enemy troops
LCI-773 fired at enemy troops
LCI-771 fired at enemy troops
LCI-637 fired at enemy troops
LCI-628 fired at enemy troops
LCI-627 fired at enemy troops
LCI-626 fired at enemy troops
LCI-589 fired at enemy troops
12cm T03 AA Gun battery firing at LCI-625
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LCI-589
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LCI-587
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LCI-624


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Prichett
DD Halsey Powell
DD Stephen Potter
DD William Porter
LST-202
LST-177
LST-204
LST-180
LST-179



DD Prichett firing at 102nd Division
DD Halsey Powell firing at 6th Depot Division
DD Stephen Potter firing at 79th Brigade
DD William Porter firing at 102nd Division
DD William Porter fired at enemy troops


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ASW attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-109, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Richelieu
BB Alabama
CA Canberra II
DD Mertz
DD Melvin
DD McNair



SSX Ha-D-109 is sighted by escort
DD Mertz fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Melvin fails to find sub and abandons search
DD McNair attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-110, hits 6, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA San Francisco
DD Nepal
DD Rocket
DD Redoubt
DD Quilliam



SSX Ha-D-110 is sighted by escort
DD Rocket fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Redoubt fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Quilliam attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-6

Allied Ships
LCT-472



LCT-472 is sighted by SSX Ha-6
SSX Ha-6 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.28, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
E W-3, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
E W-34, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
E W-39, Shell hits 27, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Vincennes, Shell hits 1
CL Birmingham
DD Charrette
DD Chauncey
DD Daly
DD Erben



Reduced visibility due to Rain with 14% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 14% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 4,000 yards
Shimokawa, E. crosses the 'T'
CA Vincennes engages E W-39 at 4,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages E W-39 at 4,000 yards
DD Erben engages E W-39 at 4,000 yards
DD Daly engages E W-39 at 4,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages E W-39 at 4,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages E W-3 at 4,000 yards
E W-3 sunk by DD Daly at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages E W-39 at 2,000 yards
E W-39 sunk by CL Birmingham at 2,000 yards
E W-34 sunk by CL Birmingham at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages E No.28 at 4,000 yards
Shimokawa, E. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages E No.28 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages E No.28 at 6,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages E No.28 at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
E No.28 sunk by CA Vincennes at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-101, hits 4, heavy damage

Allied Ships
xAK Cape Martin
DMS Perry



SSX Ha-D-101 is sighted by escort
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-102, hits 4

Allied Ships
DMS Hobson
DMS Palmer
AK Crater
xAK Era
xAK Arkaba
xAK Catrine
DD Kane
DD Dent
DMS Hambleton



SSX Ha-D-102 is sighted by escort
DD Kane attacking submerged sub ....
DD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Hambleton fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kane fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-6

Allied Ships
LCT-472



LCT-472 is sighted by SSX Ha-6
SSX Ha-6 cannot acquire firing solution on enemy LCT


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Submarine attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-103

Allied Ships
LCI-218, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage



LCI-218 is sighted by SSX Ha-D-103
SSX Ha-D-103 launches 2 torpedoes at LCI-218


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Submarine attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-104

Allied Ships
LSM-20



LSM-20 is sighted by SSX Ha-D-104
SSX Ha-D-104 launches 2 torpedoes at LSM-20


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Night Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.VI x 5


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Liberator GR.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 8


Allied aircraft losses
P-61A Black Widow: 4 damaged
P-61A Black Widow: 1 destroyed by flak



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x P-61A Black Widow bombing from 100 feet



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Night Air attack on TF, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 4



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Cooper



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 100 kg SAP Bomb



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Night Air attack on TF, near Koshiki-jima Retto at 101,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 4



Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 2 damaged
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Cooper



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 100 kg SAP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter VIf: 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Beaufighter VIf bombing from 100 feet *



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Night Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.VI x 4


No Japanese losses

No Allied losses



Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Liberator GR.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 8


Allied aircraft losses
P-61A Black Widow: 4 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-61A Black Widow bombing from 100 feet



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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
P-61A Black Widow x 6


Allied aircraft losses
P-61A Black Widow: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
SS I-27



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P-61A Black Widow bombing from 100 feet



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ASW attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-103, hits 5, heavy damage

Allied Ships
xAK Cape Martin
DMS Perry



SSX Ha-D-103 is sighted by escort
Ha-D-103 bottoming out ....
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Perry attacking submerged sub ....
DMS Perry is out of ASW ammo
DMS Perry is out of ASW ammo
DMS Perry is out of ASW ammo
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Perry fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

37 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Perry
DMS Hamilton
xAK Cape Constantine



DMS Perry fired at enemy troops
DMS Hamilton fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

42 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-398
LCI(G)-78
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LST-610
LST-630
LST-631
LST-632



LCI(G)-398 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-623
LCI-549
LCI-536
LSM-57
LSM-51
LSM-50
LSM-53
LSM-52
LSM-54



LCI-623 fired at enemy troops
LCI-549 fired at enemy troops
LCI-536 fired at enemy troops
LSM-57 fired at enemy troops
LSM-51 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

112 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-218
LST-217
LST-88
LST-87
LCI(G)-463
LCI(G)-462
LCI(G)-366
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-61
LCI(M)-582
LCI(R)-72
LCI(R)-71
LST-17
LST-16
DD Hazelwood
DD John Hood
LST-18
LST-19


Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)


LST-218 fired at enemy troops
LST-217 fired at enemy troops
LST-88 fired at enemy troops
LST-87 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-463 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-462 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-366 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
LCI(M)-582 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-72 fired at enemy troops
LCI(R)-71 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-605
LST-600
LST-484
LCI-657
LCI-628
LCI-621
LCI-589
LCI-624
LCI-587



LST-605 fired at enemy troops
LST-600 fired at enemy troops
LST-484 fired at enemy troops
LCI-657 fired at enemy troops
LCI-628 fired at enemy troops
LCI-621 fired at enemy troops
LCI-589 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

42 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-464
LCI(G)-442
LCI(G)-405
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-80
LCI(G)-79
LCS(L)-30
LCS(L)-29
LCS(L)-28
LCS(L)-27
LCS(L)-25
LCS(L)-23
LCS(L)-22
LCS(L)-21
LCS(L)-19
LCS(L)-18
LCS(L)-16
LCS(L)-14
LCI-24
LCI-62
LCI-63
LCI-219



LCI(G)-464 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-442 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-405 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-82 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-81 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-80 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-79 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-30 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-29 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-28 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-27 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-25 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-23 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-22 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-21 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-19 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-18 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-16 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-14 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

38 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Perry
DMS Hamilton
xAK Cape Constantine



DMS Perry fired at enemy troops
DMS Hamilton fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

41 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST 9
LST-610
LST-630
LST-631
LST-632



LST 9 fired at enemy troops
LST-610 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

33 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-227
LST-225
LST-222
LST-220
LST-175
LST-174
LST-172
LST-87
LST-41
LCI(G)-463
LST-16
LST-17
LST-19
LST-18



LST-227 fired at enemy troops
LST-225 fired at enemy troops
LST-222 fired at enemy troops
LST-220 fired at enemy troops
LST-175 fired at enemy troops
LST-174 fired at enemy troops
LST-172 fired at enemy troops
LST-87 fired at enemy troops
LST-41 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-463 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

42 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-608
LST-607
LCI-775
LCI-771
LCI-654
LCI-653
LCI-626
LCI-621
LCI-589
LCI-587
LCI-624



LST-608 fired at enemy troops
LST-607 fired at enemy troops
LCI-775 fired at enemy troops
LCI-771 fired at enemy troops
LCI-654 fired at enemy troops
LCI-653 fired at enemy troops
LCI-626 fired at enemy troops
LCI-621 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

38 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-333
LCI-332
LCI-222
LCI-85
LCI-83
LCS(L)-21
LCI-62
LCI-63
LCI-24
LCI-75



LCI-333 fired at enemy troops
LCI-332 fired at enemy troops
LCI-222 fired at enemy troops
LCI-85 fired at enemy troops
LCI-83 fired at enemy troops
LCS(L)-21 fired at enemy troops


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 40, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
SC Ch 42, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
SC CHa-47, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
SC CHa-59, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Vincennes
CL Birmingham
DD Charrette
DD Chauncey
DD Daly
DD Erben



Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 4,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Massive explosion on SC CHa-59
CA Vincennes engages SC CHa-59 at 4,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages SC Ch 42 at 4,000 yards
Massive explosion on SC CHa-59
SC CHa-59 sunk by DD Daly at 4,000 yards
DD Chauncey engages SC Ch 42 at 4,000 yards
Chono M. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages SC CHa-47 at 2,000 yards
DD Erben engages SC Ch 40 at 2,000 yards
SC Ch 42 sunk by DD Daly at 2,000 yards
SC CHa-47 sunk by DD Chauncey at 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on SC Ch 40
DD Charrette engages SC Ch 40 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
SC Ch 40 sunk by CA Vincennes at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-209
LB-565
LB-1204
LB-1205
LB-1206
LB-1207
LB-1208

Allied Ships
LCS(L)-14
LCS(L)-16
LCS(L)-18
LCS(L)-19
LCS(L)-21
LCS(L)-22
LCS(L)-23
LCS(L)-25
LCS(L)-27
LCS(L)-28
LCS(L)-29
LCS(L)-30
LCI(G)-79
LCI(G)-80
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-405
LCI(G)-442
LCI(G)-464
LCI(G)-465
LCI-24
LCI-62
LCI-63
LCI-75
LCI-83
LCI-84
LCI-85
LCI-216
LCI-217
LCI-219
LCI-221
LCI-222
LCI-223
LCI-327
LCI-330
LCI-331
LCI-332
LCI-333
LCI-335
xAK Alabaman
xAKL Mexican
xAK Utahan
xAK Steel Ranger
xAKL Lahaina
xAK Waipo
xAK Mormachawk
xAK West Cape
xAK West Ira
xAK West Ivis



Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Reduced visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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ASW attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-104, hits 5, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DMS Hobson
DMS Palmer
AK Crater
xAK Era
xAK Arkaba
xAK Catrine
DD Kane
DD Dent
DMS Hambleton



SSX Ha-D-104 is sighted by escort
DD Kane fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Dent fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Hambleton attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-102, hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DMS Wasmuth
CA Baltimore
CL Sumatra
CL Achilles
PG Isabel
DMS Ellyson
DMS Forrest
APA Laurens
APA Oconto
APA Warren
APA Feland
LSI(L) Denbighshire
LSI(L) Glenorchy
LSI(L) Australia Star
LSI(L) Empire Mace
LSI(M) Prince Henry
LSD Lindenwald
LSV Catskill
AP McCawley
AK Boulder Victory
LST-227
LST-225
LST-220
LST-217
LST-174
LST-166
LST-87
LST-82
LST-73
LST-71
LST-41
LST-29
LST-23
LST-20
LST-19
LST-18
LST-16
LCI(G)-366
LCI-61
LCI(M)-582
DD John Hood



SSX Ha-D-102 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Wasmuth
DD John Hood attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-105

Allied Ships
LCI-331



LCI-331 is sighted by SSX Ha-D-105
Captain of SSX Ha-D-105 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target


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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 9
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M5 Jack x 21
N1K1-J George x 106
N1K2-J George x 33
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 83
Ki-61-Id Tony x 28
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 10
Ki-84a Frank x 73



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 27
Spitfire VIII x 20
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 11


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 9 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 6 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(29 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
Shinyo-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
210 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
S-401 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(32 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 17 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(21 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(29 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 9 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
S-301 Hikotai Det A with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(19 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
17th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(19 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(19 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 24
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 40
Ki-84a Frank x 12



Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 3 destroyed



CAP engaged:
18th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(25 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(24 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
17th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M5 Jack x 19
N1K1-J George x 77
N1K2-J George x 25
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 55
Ki-61-Id Tony x 28
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 61



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 24
Spitfire VIII x 12
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 8 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
Shinyo-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
S-401 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
S-301 Hikotai Det A with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 170 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
55th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
28 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
17th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 28
B5N2 Kate x 8
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 99



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 31
Corsair IV x 9
Hellcat I x 8
Seafire IIC x 8
Seafire L.III x 14
Martlet II x 19
Spitfire VIII x 40
Spitfire VIII x 21
F4U-1D Corsair x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 8
FM-1 Wildcat x 24
FM-2 Wildcat x 76
F4U-1A Corsair x 42
F6F-3 Hellcat x 199
F6F-5 Hellcat x 111


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 5 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VMF-324 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
No.9 Sqn IAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.17 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.54 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.81 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes
No.136 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.152 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.155 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.273 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
No.607 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
No.615 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
318th FG/73rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 268 minutes
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 80
J1N1-S Irving x 6



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 44


Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-S Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Munda



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x J1N1-S Irving flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-42 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-80 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-81 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-82 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-87 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-90 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-91 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-96 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-97 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 19
A6M5c Zero x 24
B6N2 Jill x 36
N1K2-J George x 8
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 32
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 35



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 29
Corsair IV x 9
Hellcat I x 8
Seafire IIC x 8
Seafire L.III x 13
Martlet II x 18
Spitfire VIII x 35
Spitfire VIII x 19
F4U-1D Corsair x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 8
FM-1 Wildcat x 23
FM-2 Wildcat x 72
F4U-1A Corsair x 41
F6F-3 Hellcat x 189
F6F-5 Hellcat x 109


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 7 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 12 destroyed, 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 14 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE St. Lo
CVE Sitkoh Bay
CVE Shipley Bay
CVE Anzio



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 37300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 29500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 60 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 33
F1M2 Pete x 2



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 23
Corsair IV x 7
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 6
Seafire L.III x 9
Martlet II x 14
Spitfire VIII x 26
Spitfire VIII x 14
F4U-1D Corsair x 2
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 7
FM-1 Wildcat x 15
FM-2 Wildcat x 57
F4U-1A Corsair x 29
F6F-3 Hellcat x 146
F6F-5 Hellcat x 86


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 7 destroyed
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 37300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 63 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 10 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 18
P1Y1 Frances x 13
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 33



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 33


Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 6 damaged
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Bougainville
CVE Salamaua, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Munda
CVE Roi



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P1Y1 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-82 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VC(F)-90 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VC(F)-91 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-96 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VC(F)-97 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VC(F)-42 with FM-2 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-80 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-81 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VC(F)-87 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13360.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 35



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 25


Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed, 3 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Matanikau
CVE Bougainville
CVE Roi



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-82 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VC(F)-90 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-91 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VC(F)-97 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 34300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VC(F)-42 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VC(F)-80 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-81 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VC(F)-87 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VC(F)-96 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 24
A6M5b Zero x 24
G4M1 Betty x 36
G4M2a Betty x 6



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 14


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
G4M2a Betty: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 4 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Hollandia
CVE Roi, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CVE Thetis Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Steamer Bay, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVE Matanikau, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Bougainville
CVE Makassar Strait



Aircraft Attacking:
36 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x G4M2a Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-90 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-91 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VC(F)-97 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VC(F)-42 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VC(F)-80 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VC(F)-81 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VC(F)-82 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VC(F)-87 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-96 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CVE Roi
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Roi


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 36



Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 4


Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Munda, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CVE Salamaua
CVE Thetis Bay, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
33 x D4Y3 Judy bombing from 16000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-42 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-81 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-87 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VC(F)-96 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Thetis Bay


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
B6N2a Jill x 6



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 20
Corsair IV x 6
Hellcat I x 5
Seafire IIC x 5
Seafire L.III x 6
Martlet II x 13
Spitfire VIII x 24
Spitfire VIII x 12
F4U-1D Corsair x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
FM-1 Wildcat x 12
FM-2 Wildcat x 51
F4U-1A Corsair x 20
F6F-3 Hellcat x 121
F6F-5 Hellcat x 72


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 101 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M5 Jack x 6
N1K1-J George x 32
N1K2-J George x 14
P1Y1 Frances x 18
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 23
Ki-61-Id Tony x 27
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 21



Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
APA Hercules
APA Rixey
APA Windsor
APA President Hayes
AKA Arneb



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P1Y1 Frances bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
B6N1 Jill x 25
B6N2 Jill x 20
N1K2-J George x 9



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 17
Corsair IV x 6
Hellcat I x 3
Seafire IIC x 4
Seafire L.III x 6
Martlet II x 6
Spitfire VIII x 21
Spitfire VIII x 9
F4U-1D Corsair x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 4
FM-1 Wildcat x 12
FM-2 Wildcat x 44
F4U-1A Corsair x 17
F6F-3 Hellcat x 97
F6F-5 Hellcat x 56


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
B6N1 Jill: 16 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed, 2 damaged
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hellcat I: 1 destroyed
Seafire L.III: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE St. Lo
CVE Anzio, Torpedo hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 5
D4Y3 Judy x 16



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 13
Corsair IV x 5
Hellcat I x 2
Seafire IIC x 3
Seafire L.III x 5
Martlet II x 5
Spitfire VIII x 19
Spitfire VIII x 9
F4U-1D Corsair x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
FM-1 Wildcat x 9
FM-2 Wildcat x 35
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 79
F6F-5 Hellcat x 42


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 10 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 28700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-29 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5c Zero x 1
B7A2 Grace x 9
J2M5 Jack x 7
N1K1-J George x 26
N1K2-J George x 19
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 27
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 33



Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 3 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
DMS Forrest
CA Baltimore, Torpedo hits 2, on fire



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 13
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M5c Zero x 1
D4Y3 Judy x 17
J2M5 Jack x 3
N1K1-J George x 20
N1K2-J George x 12
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 22
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 19
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 34



Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 5 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
LCI-70
LST 9, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DE Neuendorf
CL Caradoc
CL Mobile, Kamikaze hits 1
DE Lovelace
CL Santa Fe
LSD Gunston Hall, Kamikaze hits 1
LSD Casa Grande



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x D4Y3 Judy flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 108,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 12



Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 3 destroyed
B6N2a Jill: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DMS Gherardi
LSM-99
LSM-147
AGP Antigone, Kamikaze hits 1
LST-778
LST-882, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B6N2a Jill flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 108 NM, estimated altitude 38,450 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5c Zero x 1
D4Y3 Judy x 16
J2M5 Jack x 8
N1K1-J George x 20
N1K2-J George x 13
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 18
Ki-61-Id Tony x 27
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 51



Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 5 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Porterfield
LST-480
DD William Porter
LST-447, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
LST-179, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
DD Abner Read
LST-344



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x D4Y3 Judy flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 20
B5N2 Kate x 8
J2M5 Jack x 1
N1K1-J George x 43
N1K2-J George x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 25
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 21



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Napier
DD Redoubt
CA Indianapolis, Kamikaze hits 1
CA Portland, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Magazine explodes on CA Portland


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 105 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
B7A2 Grace x 9
J2M5 Jack x 1
N1K1-J George x 39
N1K2-J George x 14
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 28
Ki-61-Id Tony x 27
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 38



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK West Ivis, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
LCI-219, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LCS(L)-16, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B7A2 Grace bombing from 9000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK West Ivis
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LCS(L)-16


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 23
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 87



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 16 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 4 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Matanikau, Kamikaze hits 4, and is sunk
CVE Munda, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire
CVE Hollandia, Kamikaze hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Bougainville, Kamikaze hits 5, and is sunk
CVE Thetis Bay, Kamikaze hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Salamaua, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Makassar Strait, Kamikaze hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
DD Dewey, Kamikaze hits 1
DD Farragut, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Balch
DD Worden, Kamikaze hits 1
DD Craven, Kamikaze hits 1



Aircraft Attacking:
49 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Matanikau
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Hollandia
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Munda
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Munda
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Bougainville
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Bougainville
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Thetis Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Bougainville
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Salamaua
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Makassar Strait
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Salamaua
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Salamaua
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Matanikau
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Hollandia


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 41,750 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 51



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 13 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Munda, Kamikaze hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Dewey, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Salamaua, Kamikaze hits 4, and is sunk
DD MacDonough
DD Worden, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Makassar Strait, Kamikaze hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Farragut, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk
DD Balch, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy damage
DD Clark
DD Craven, Kamikaze hits 4, and is sunk
CVE Thetis Bay, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
40 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Munda
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Salamaua
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Munda
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Makassar Strait
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Salamaua
Thetis Bay dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Thetis Bay
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Munda
Massive explosion on CVE Munda
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Munda


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 8
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 6



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Makassar Strait, Kamikaze hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD MacDonough, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy damage
CVE Munda, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk
DD Balch, on fire, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Makassar Strait
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Makassar Strait
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Munda


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 14
Ki-102b Randy x 15



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 13
Corsair IV x 3
Hellcat I x 2
Seafire IIC x 3
Seafire L.III x 5
Martlet II x 5
Spitfire VIII x 16
Spitfire VIII x 9
F4U-1D Corsair x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
FM-1 Wildcat x 9
FM-2 Wildcat x 35
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 73
F6F-5 Hellcat x 37


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 28700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-29 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.800 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 13
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 43



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 10
Corsair IV x 2
Hellcat I x 2
Seafire IIC x 3
Seafire L.III x 5
Martlet II x 5
Spitfire VIII x 11
Spitfire VIII x 9
F4U-1D Corsair x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
FM-1 Wildcat x 9
FM-2 Wildcat x 33
F4U-1A Corsair x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 67
F6F-5 Hellcat x 37


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 5 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 11 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
Martlet II: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 28360.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-28 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VF-29 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.800 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kumamoto at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 102 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 9
N1K1-J George x 32
N1K2-J George x 12
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 25
Ki-51 Sonia x 9
Ki-61-Id Tony x 27
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 14



Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 1
FM-1 Wildcat x 3
FM-2 Wildcat x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-51 Sonia: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Seafire IIC: 1 destroyed
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
LCI-624
KV Cyclamen
LCI-621



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 50 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-33 with FM-1 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 21215 and 28360.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VMF(CVS)-112 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27600
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-93 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VC(F)-13 with FM-2 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Amami Oshima , at 98,64

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 21
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 20


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 32nd Division, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.VI x 12
TBF-1 Avenger x 25


Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
25 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Aogashima at 113,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes


Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 60
TBM-1C Avenger x 35


Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on 8th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 90,53 , near Nanking

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes


Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 22
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 26


Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
276 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 67th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 62nd Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 8th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 5th Division, at 102,58 (Nagasaki/Sasebo)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 1
N1K2-J George x 18
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 18
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 14
Ki-84a Frank x 16



Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 16
B-25D1 Mitchell x 17
B-25G Mitchell x 3
P-51D Mustang x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D Mitchell: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
P-51D Mustang: 2 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
17th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19645 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers

Banzai! - Kamihira M. in a N1K2-J George rams a B-25D1 Mitchell for the Emperor
Also attacking 2nd Guards Division ...
Also attacking Sasebo Naval Fortress ...
Also attacking 18th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 2nd Guards Division ...
Also attacking 5th Division ...
Also attacking 2nd Guards Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M5 Jack x 16
N1K1-J George x 60
N1K2-J George x 21
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 30
Ki-61-Id Tony x 27
Ki-84a Frank x 50



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 16
Spitfire VIII x 8
F4U-1D Corsair x 8
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
FM-1 Wildcat x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 3 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-Id Tony: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet
3 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 22000 feet
5 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 22000 feet
4 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 22000 feet
7 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet
2 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 22000 feet
2 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 22000 feet

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
Shinyo-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
S-401 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 1 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
S-301 Hikotai Det A with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 16 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
55th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 27 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (2 airborne, 2 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 6 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 67th Infantry Brigade, at 90,53 , near Nanking

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes


Allied aircraft
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PBJ-1J Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 76th Infantry Brigade, at 102,60 (Kagoshima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 90
Ki-84a Frank x 21



Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 21
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 10


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(21 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 21 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(24 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 21 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 30 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 30 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

Also attacking Kagoshima Fortress ...
Also attacking 76th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 35th Division ...
Also attacking 76th Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 76th Infantry Brigade, at 102,60 (Kagoshima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 36
Ki-84a Frank x 14



Allied aircraft
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 4


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 96 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Naha , at 95,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes


Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 9


No Allied losses



Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Naha , at 95,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mitchell III x 14
P-38G Lightning x 8
P-38L Lightning x 1


No Allied losses



Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Mitchell III bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 15th Naval Guard Unit, at 55,93 (Ketapang)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 12th Division, at 91,48 , near Suchow

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes


Allied aircraft
Vengeance IV x 31


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
191 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vengeance IV releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x Vengeance IV releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x Vengeance IV releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x Vengeance IV releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x Vengeance IV releasing from 3000'
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 40th Division ...
Also attacking 116th Division ...
Also attacking 12th Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 6th Depot Division, at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M5 Jack x 7
N1K1-J George x 55
N1K2-J George x 14
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 74
Ki-61-Id Tony x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 90



Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 15
B-25D1 Mitchell x 31
B-29-1 Superfort x 97
B-29-25 Superfort x 41
P-51D Mustang x 6
FM-1 Wildcat x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 5 damaged
P-51D Mustang: 2 destroyed
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
1483 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 60 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 172 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 40 (4 destroyed, 36 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (19 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
19 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (31 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(27 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
31 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (34 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
(30 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
34 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Yokosuka Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinyo-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
S-401 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 16 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
55th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 124 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (6 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
S-301 Hikotai Det A with N1K2-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
210 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes

Banzai! - Mori R. in a Ki-44-IIc Tojo rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Also attacking 79th Brigade ...
Also attacking 102nd Division ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 28th Army ...
Also attacking 14th Area Army ...
Also attacking Waifu JAAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 37th Ind. Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 217th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 12th Air Flotilla ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 107th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 12th Ind.Mixed Regiment ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 102nd Division ...
Also attacking 218th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 6th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 79th Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 217th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 79th Brigade ...
Also attacking 28th Army ...
Also attacking Waifu JAAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 217th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 107th JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 12th Ind.Mixed Regiment ...
Also attacking 102nd Division ...
Also attacking 217th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Amami Oshima , at 98,64

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 16
Mosquito FB.VI x 3
Mitchell II x 18
B-24J Liberator x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Mitchell II bombing from 10000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x Beaufighter TF.X bombing from 100 feet

Also attacking 62nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Amami Oshima ...
Also attacking 34th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 62nd Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Amami Oshima ...
Also attacking 62nd Naval Guard Unit ...


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Morning Air attack on Fusan , at 103,55

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 6
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 17
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 33
Ki-84a Frank x 12



Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 18
Thunderbolt II x 46


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 9 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 2 destroyed
Thunderbolt II: 2 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 15000 feet
3 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 15000 feet *
9 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 15000 feet
6 x Thunderbolt II sweeping at 15000 feet
1 x Thunderbolt I sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
18th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
17th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Amami Oshima , at 98,64

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes


Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 5


No Allied losses



Port fuel hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Beaufighter TF.X bombing from 100 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 39th Division, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.VI x 24
TBF-1 Avenger x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Mosquito FB.VI: 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
97 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 12000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 59th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 59th Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 7



Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 13


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged



Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kumamoto , at 102,59

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M5 Jack x 7
N1K1-J George x 50
N1K2-J George x 14
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 68
Ki-61-Id Tony x 18
Ki-84a Frank x 83



Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 1


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Shinyo-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
S-401 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10170 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 76 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
55th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 9 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20490.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
S-301 Hikotai Det A with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 76th Infantry Brigade, at 102,60 (Kagoshima)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 6



Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 9 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 15000 feet *
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 83 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 41st Division, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 29


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 13th Army ...
Also attacking 71st Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 41st Division ...
Also attacking 13th Army ...
Also attacking 71st Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 36th Division, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25J1 Mitchell x 17
B-25J11 Mitchell x 16
P-51D Mustang x 11
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 3


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x PBJ-1J Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 13th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd/A Division ...
Also attacking 5th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 1st Army ...
Also attacking 36th Division ...
Also attacking 13th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 36th Division ...
Also attacking 13th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 6th Depot Division, at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M5 Jack x 6
N1K1-J George x 46
N1K2-J George x 13
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 52
Ki-61-Id Tony x 18
Ki-84a Frank x 75



Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 16
F4U-1A Corsair x 1


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Yokosuka Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 17470.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
Shinyo-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
S-401 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 14 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
55th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 18 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (24 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
24 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (21 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
21 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20490.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
S-301 Hikotai Det A with N1K2-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
210 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15470.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers

Also attacking 227th Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 6th Depot Division ...
Also attacking 227th Naval Construction Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on 19th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 10


Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
37 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 19th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25J1 Mitchell x 9


No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
34 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 6th Depot Division, at 102,59 (Kumamoto)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5c Zero x 1
J2M5 Jack x 5
N1K1-J George x 44
N1K2-J George x 13
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 47
Ki-61-Id Tony x 18
Ki-84a Frank x 73



Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 destroyed



CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 17470.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
Shinyo-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
S-401 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Raid is overhead
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 14 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
55th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 18 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (17 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12960.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
S-301 Hikotai Det A with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Oshima Naval Guard Unit, at 98,64 (Amami Oshima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25G Mitchell x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25G Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th JNAF Coy , at 65,87 (Brunei)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6


No Allied losses



Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Air Flotilla , at 79,83 (Roxas)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 19
P-38L Lightning x 38


Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Sasebo Naval Base Force, at 102,58 (Nagasaki/Sasebo)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 8
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 6



Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 11
B-25G Mitchell x 6


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25G Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
17th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 51st Infantry Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 38


Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 7 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 11th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 10th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 12th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 64th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd RGC Capital Division ...
Also attacking 14th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 11th Indpt Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 51st Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 11th Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 9


Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 10th Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 91,47 (Suchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes


Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 9


Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 9



No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CVE Makassar Strait, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Dewey, on fire, heavy damage
DD Worden, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Makassar Strait
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Dewey


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kanoya at 102,61

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 74
F6F-5 Hellcat x 41
TBM-1C Avenger x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
E Awaji
E Mikura



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kagoshima at 102,60

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 2



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 59
Corsair IV x 14
Hellcat I x 12
Seafire IIC x 13
Seafire L.III x 22
Martlet II x 16
FM-1 Wildcat x 9
FM-2 Wildcat x 32
F6F-3 Hellcat x 160
F6F-5 Hellcat x 97
TBM-1C Avenger x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Seafire L.III: 1 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi



Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
3 x FM-2 Wildcat sweeping at 10000 feet
3 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 20000 feet
4 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 5000 feet
2 x Seafire L.III sweeping at 10000 feet

CAP engaged:
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Fukuoka at 103,57

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 6
A6M5c Zero x 4



Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 11
FM-1 Wildcat x 35
FM-2 Wildcat x 96
F4U-1A Corsair x 62
F6F-3 Hellcat x 58
F6F-5 Hellcat x 16
TBF-1 Avenger x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-4
PB Hozugawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x Martlet II sweeping at 15000 feet
6 x FM-1 Wildcat sweeping at 15000 feet
1 x FM-2 Wildcat sweeping at 10000 feet
2 x FM-2 Wildcat sweeping at 10000 feet
3 x FM-2 Wildcat sweeping at 10000 feet
12 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
3 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
11 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 10000 feet
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 15000 feet
11 x FM-1 Wildcat sweeping at 15000 feet
4 x FM-2 Wildcat sweeping at 15000 feet
8 x FM-2 Wildcat sweeping at 10000 feet
4 x FM-1 Wildcat sweeping at 10000 feet
6 x FM-2 Wildcat sweeping at 10000 feet
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet

CAP engaged:
Shoho-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Fukuoka at 104,58

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 2



Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 8


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
E No.9
PB Bisaku Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Bisaku Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 23
B7A2 Grace x 14
D4Y3 Judy x 23



Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 3 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD MacDonough, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Makassar Strait, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Clark
DD Balch, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Dewey, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
23 x D4Y3 Judy bombing from 16000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
14 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Balch


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hiroshima/Kure at 106,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M5b Zero x 10
A6M5c Zero x 19
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 17
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 28


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 6 destroyed, 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
AKE Syohei Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-313 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M5c Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AKE Syohei Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torishima at 109,67

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5d-S Zero x 17



Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5d-S Zero: 6 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Clark, Kamikaze hits 6, and is sunk
DD Balch, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD MacDonough, Kamikaze hits 2, and is sunk



Aircraft Attacking:
17 x A6M5d-S Zero flying as kamikaze *

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Balch
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD MacDonough
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Clark


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
A6M5b Zero x 25
A6M5c Zero x 4
G4M1 Betty x 26
N1K2-J George x 6
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 23
Corsair IV x 8
Hellcat I x 7
Seafire IIC x 8
Seafire L.III x 11
Martlet II x 17
Spitfire VIII x 44
Thunderbolt II x 2
Spitfire VIII x 22
F4U-1D Corsair x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 14
P-51D Mustang x 7
FM-1 Wildcat x 21
FM-2 Wildcat x 70
F4U-1A Corsair x 49
F6F-3 Hellcat x 175
F6F-5 Hellcat x 103


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 5 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Makin Island



CAP engaged:
VMF-311 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VMF-314 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
VMF-324 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.9 Sqn IAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.79 Sqn RAAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.17 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.54 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
No.67 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.81 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.135 Sqn RAF with Thunderbolt II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.136 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.146 Sqn RAF with Thunderbolt II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
No.152 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
No.155 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.273 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
No.452 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.457 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 22000
Raid is overhead
No.607 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
No.615 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
5 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2-N Rufe x 13
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5c Zero x 2
B6N2 Jill x 3
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 29



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 21
Corsair IV x 5
Hellcat I x 6
Seafire IIC x 8
Seafire L.III x 9
Martlet II x 16
Spitfire VIII x 32
Thunderbolt II x 2
Spitfire VIII x 16
F4U-1D Corsair x 4
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 10
P-51D Mustang x 7
FM-1 Wildcat x 19
FM-2 Wildcat x 65
F4U-1A Corsair x 40
F6F-3 Hellcat x 163
F6F-5 Hellcat x 96


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 3 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 25
D4Y3 Judy x 2
N1K2-J George x 6



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 18
Corsair IV x 5
Hellcat I x 5
Seafire IIC x 7
Seafire L.III x 9
Martlet II x 15
Spitfire VIII x 17
Thunderbolt II x 2
Spitfire VIII x 9
F4U-1D Corsair x 3
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6
P-51D Mustang x 5
FM-1 Wildcat x 18
FM-2 Wildcat x 54
F4U-1A Corsair x 31
F6F-3 Hellcat x 129
F6F-5 Hellcat x 80


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
B7A2 Grace x 6
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 8



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 14
Corsair IV x 5
Hellcat I x 4
Seafire IIC x 7
Seafire L.III x 8
Martlet II x 11
Spitfire VIII x 13
Thunderbolt II x 2
Spitfire VIII x 6
F4U-1D Corsair x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
P-51D Mustang x 4
FM-1 Wildcat x 16
FM-2 Wildcat x 44
F4U-1A Corsair x 20
F6F-3 Hellcat x 96
F6F-5 Hellcat x 62


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 4 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses



CAP engaged:
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Nagasaki/Sasebo at 101,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 31
Ki-51 Sonia x 8



Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 12
Corsair IV x 5
Hellcat I x 3
Seafire IIC x 6
Seafire L.III x 6
Martlet II x 7
Spitfire VIII x 10
Thunderbolt II x 2
Spitfire VIII x 4
F4U-1D Corsair x 1
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 2
P-51D Mustang x 3
FM-1 Wildcat x 14
FM-2 Wildcat x 37
F4U-1A Corsair x 17
F6F-3 Hellcat x 86
F6F-5 Hellcat x 48


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 6 destroyed
Ki-51 Sonia: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed



CAP engaged:
VRF-4F/A with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VRF-1F/B with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F/C with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-7 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-27 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 38800
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
A6M5c Zero x 1
N1K1-J George x 5
N1K2-J George x 11
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 3
Ki-61-Id Tony x 29
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 24



Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 58
F6F-5 Hellcat x 48
TBM-1C Avenger x 5


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Id Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 1 destroyed by flak
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 10 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
E Kurahashi, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk



Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x Avenger II bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
S-301 Hikotai Det A with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
17th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(19 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 19 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
55th Sentai with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(29 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 29 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Shinyo-1 with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
S-401 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes

Also attacking Kanoya ...
Also attacking Kanoya ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M5c Zero x 1
N1K1-J George x 15
N1K2-J George x 12
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 59
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 12



Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 23
Corsair II x 14
Seafire IIC x 13
F6F-3 Hellcat x 100
F6F-5 Hellcat x 70
TBM-1C Avenger x 2


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
Seafire IIC: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 6 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
DD Nenohi



Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
20 x Avenger II bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Shinyo-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
S-401 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
17th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
104th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (1 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

Also attacking Kagoshima ...


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Afternoon Air attack on Fukuoka , at 103,57

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 1
A6M5c Zero x 3
J2M5 Jack x 8
N1K1-J George x 36
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 12
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 35
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 16
Ki-84a Frank x 23



Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 12
Corsair II x 25
Corsair IV x 11
Hellcat I x 11
Seafire L.III x 17
Martlet II x 26
FM-1 Wildcat x 39
FM-2 Wildcat x 114
F6F-3 Hellcat x 62
F6F-5 Hellcat x 14
TBF-1 Avenger x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 6 destroyed
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
Hellcat I: 2 destroyed
Martlet II: 1 destroyed
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 4 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-31



Aircraft Attacking:
1 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Raid is overhead
Shoho-1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
18th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
87th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
204th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
70th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
S-402 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
352 Ku S-2 with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
102nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (6 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 5



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 11
TBM-1C Avenger x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
E8N2 Dave: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-701 Hikotai with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Kurume , at 103,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 15
Ki-61-II KAI Tony x 9
Ki-84a Frank x 21



Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 59
F6F-3 Hellcat x 37
F6F-5 Hellcat x 11
TBM-1C Avenger x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-II KAI Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 4 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 10000 feet

CAP engaged:
9th Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 36740.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
17th Sentai with Ki-61-II KAI Tony (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
29th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
85th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Oita , at 104,59

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
TBF-1 Avenger x 8


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
L2D2 Tabby: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses



Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Tokuyama , at 105,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes


Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7
TBM-1C Avenger x 8


Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Submarine attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-108

Allied Ships
LST-447, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage



LST-447 is sighted by SSX Ha-D-108
SSX Ha-D-108 launches 2 torpedoes at LST-447


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Submarine attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-107

Allied Ships
LST-464, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage



LST-464 is sighted by SSX Ha-D-107
SSX Ha-D-107 launches 2 torpedoes at LST-464


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ASW attack near Kumamoto at 102,59

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-D-106, hits 10, heavy damage

Allied Ships
LST-607
LST-600
LCI-773
LCI-655
LCI-637
LCI-628
LCI-621
PF San Pedro



SSX Ha-D-106 is sighted by escort
Ha-D-106 bottoming out ....
PF San Pedro attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kumamoto at 102,59, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
LB-209, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-565, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1204, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1205, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1206, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1207, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
LB-1208, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis
CA Northampton
CA San Francisco
CL Denver
DD Nicholas
DD Bagley
DD Quickmatch
DD Napier
DD Nepal
DD Nestor
DD Queensborough
DD Quilliam
DD Redoubt
DD Rocket



Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
LB-1208 sunk by CA San Francisco at 5,000 yards
LB-1205 sunk by CA Indianapolis at 5,000 yards
LB-1204 sunk by CA Indianapolis at 5,000 yards
LB-565 sunk by DD Queensborough at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
LB-1207 sunk by CL Denver at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
LB-209 sunk by CA Northampton at 6,000 yards
LB-1206 sunk by CL Denver at 6,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

42 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Hamilton
xAK Cape Constantine



DMS Hamilton fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST 11
LST 5
LST-642
LST-630
LST-631, heavy damage
LST-610



LST 11 fired at enemy troops
LST 5 fired at enemy troops
LST-642 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

75 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LST-227
LST-222
LST-220
LST-171
LST-169
LST-166
LST-125
LST-123
LST-122
LST-85
LST-75
LST-66
LST-16, Shell hits 2, on fire
LST-18
LST-17
CA Baltimore
LST-22
LST-21



LST-227 fired at enemy troops
LST-222 fired at enemy troops
LST-220 fired at enemy troops
LST-171 fired at enemy troops
LST-169 fired at enemy troops
LST-166 fired at enemy troops
LST-125 fired at enemy troops
LST-123 fired at enemy troops
LST-122 fired at enemy troops
LST-85 fired at enemy troops
LST-75 fired at enemy troops
LST-66 fired at enemy troops
12cm T03 AA Gun battery firing at LST-16
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LST-16
15cm T96 Howitzer battery firing at LST-16


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Invasion Support action off Kumamoto (102,59)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

86 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-335
LCI-333
LCI-331
LCI-327
LCI-223
LCI-217
LCI-75
LCI-62
LCI-24
LCI-63
LCI-84
LCI-85
LCI-216



LCI-335 fired at enemy troops
LCI-333 fired at enemy troops
LCI-331 fired at enemy troops
LCI-327 fired at enemy troops
LCI-223 fired at enemy troops
LCI-217 fired at enemy troops
LCI-75 fired at enemy troops
LCI-62 fired at enemy troops
75mm T90 Field Gun battery firing at LCI-24


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Ground combat at Kumamoto (102,59)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 19702 troops, 201 guns, 37 vehicles, Assault Value = 646

Defending force 131780 troops, 1520 guns, 5063 vehicles, Assault Value = 5634

Japanese ground losses:
271 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Allied ground losses:
3 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Assaulting units:
1st South Seas Gsn
12th Ind.Mixed Regiment
46th Div.Tank Unit
102nd Division
79th Brigade
6th Depot Division
103rd AA Regiment
80th Infantry Brigade
14th Area Army
217th Naval Construction Battalion
22nd Ind.AA Gun Co
6th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
12th Air Flotilla
218th Naval Construction Battalion
44th IMB Artillery Battalion
227th Naval Construction Battalion
28th Army
2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
37th Ind. Engineer Regiment
107th JAAF AF Bn
Waifu JAAF Base Force

Defending units:
11th Airborne Div /23
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd Marine Division
268th Motorised Brigade
766th Tank Battalion
4th Armoured Brigade
1st USMC Tank Battalion
14th Air Landing Bde /1
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
7th Australian Division
50th Tank Brigade
711th Tank Battalion
44th Cavalry Regiment
1st Marine Division
2/5th Armoured Regiment
8th Australian Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
Gardner's Horse Regiment
254th Armoured Brigade
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
4th USMC Tank Battalion
11th PAVO Regiment
3rd Marine Division
255th Indian Tank Brigade
4th Marine Division
8th KGV Light Cav Regiment
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
2/4th Armoured Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
5th USMC Tank Battalion
2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion
Guides Cavalry Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
42nd Cavalry Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
4th Armoured Bde /17
XIV US Corps
2nd Eng Amph Bde
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
III Indian Corps
2/11th Field Regiment
4th Eng Amph Bde
2/9th Field Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment


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Ground combat at Kumamoto (102,59)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 120111 troops, 1520 guns, 4805 vehicles, Assault Value = 5633

Defending force 28190 troops, 268 guns, 124 vehicles, Assault Value = 610

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 5844

Japanese adjusted defense: 31

Allied assault odds: 188 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kumamoto !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
21828 casualties reported
Squads: 671 destroyed, 147 disabled
Non Combat: 799 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 121 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 219 (203 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 101 (101 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 19
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
1886 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 195 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 92 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 57 disabled
Vehicles lost 155 (13 destroyed, 142 disabled)


Assaulting units:
754th Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
4th Armoured Brigade
3rd Marine Division
711th Tank Battalion
4th USMC Tank Battalion
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion
50th Tank Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
1st Marine Division
44th Cavalry Regiment
14th Air Landing Bde /1
255th Indian Tank Brigade
42nd Cavalry Regiment
8th Australian Division
3rd Cavalry Regiment
Gardner's Horse Regiment
1st USMC Tank Battalion
2/6th Armoured Regiment
Guides Cavalry Regiment
2/4th Armoured Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
11th PAVO Regiment
268th Motorised Brigade
131st Combat Engineer Regiment
2/5th Armoured Regiment
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
150th RAC Regiment
5th USMC Tank Battalion
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd Marine Division
11th Airborne Div /23
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
8th KGV Light Cav Regiment
7th Australian Division
4th Marine Division
4th Armoured Bde /17
III Indian Corps
4th Eng Amph Bde
XIV US Corps
2/9th Field Regiment
1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2/11th Field Regiment
2nd Eng Amph Bde
2/13th Field Regiment

Defending units:
102nd Division
79th Brigade
46th Div.Tank Unit
12th Ind.Mixed Regiment
1st South Seas Gsn
6th Depot Division
6th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
37th Ind. Engineer Regiment
227th Naval Construction Battalion
44th IMB Artillery Battalion
2nd Medium Mortar Battalion
28th Army
218th Naval Construction Battalion
80th Infantry Brigade
14th Area Army
217th Naval Construction Battalion
12th Air Flotilla
107th JAAF AF Bn
103rd AA Regiment
22nd Ind.AA Gun Co
Waifu JAAF Base Force


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Ground combat at Suchow (91,47)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 278657 troops, 1521 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5749

Defending force 93804 troops, 631 guns, 209 vehicles, Assault Value = 782

Allied adjusted assault: 833

Japanese adjusted defense: 33

Allied assault odds: 25 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), supply(-)
Attacker: disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
19288 casualties reported
Squads: 1073 destroyed, 293 disabled
Non Combat: 1380 destroyed, 219 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 98 (65 destroyed, 33 disabled)
Vehicles lost 42 (31 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units destroyed 9


Allied ground losses:
2881 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 386 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 22 (2 destroyed, 20 disabled)


Assaulting units:
91st Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
79th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
30th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
39th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
97th Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
57th AT Gun Regiment
14th Group Army
22nd Artillery Regiment
5th War Area
18th Artillery Regiment
19th Group Army
Central Reserve
9th Group Army
7th War Area
41st AA Regiment
2nd Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
8th Group Army
26th Group Army
1st Artillery Regiment
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment
24th Group Army
39th Group Army
9th War Area
20th Group Army
6th War Area
49th AA Regiment
31st Group Army
56th AT Gun Regiment

Defending units:
3rd RGC Capital Division
110th/B Division
41st Division
3rd/A Division
39th Division
64th Infantry Brigade
38th Division
13th Ind.Infantry Brigade
85th Infantry Brigade
51st Infantry Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
66th Infantry Regiment
32nd Division
11th Ind.Infantry Brigade
138th Infantry Regiment
36th Division
5th Ind.Infantry Brigade
12th Ind.Infantry Brigade
115th Infantry Regiment
63rd Infantry Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
10th Ind.Infantry Brigade
3rd/C Division
71st Infantry Brigade
6th NCPC Infantry Brigade
54th Infantry Brigade
11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Ind. Engineer Regiment
Kyuko Naval Guard Unit
22nd RGC Temp. Division
17th/C Division
1st Army
18th JNAF AF Unit
54th JAAF AF Bn
56th JAAF AF Bn
11th Army
4th Cavalry Brigade
104th Division
China Expeditionary Army
70th Infantry Brigade
16th RGC Temp. Division
14th Ind.Infantry Brigade
12th Army
13th Army
1st Ind.Inf.Group
19th RGC Temp. Division
Nanking Naval Guard Unit
95th JAAF AF Bn
1st Ind.Mixed Brigade
23rd Army
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
16th JAAF Base Force
8th Mongol Cavalry Division
23rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Mortar Battalion
1st RGC Division
20th RGC Division
15th RGC Temp. Division
6th Division
22nd AA Regiment
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
39th Ind. Engineer Regiment
38th Ind. Engineer Regiment
17th JAAF Base Force
2nd RGC Division
1st NCPC Infantry Brigade
1st Mortar Battalion
3rd/B Division



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