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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/23/2014 8:16:07 PM   
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So in this situation how can I better defend myself?

1 - smaller AirTFs w/ AA escorts, all set to follow a lead TF at 0 hexes. 4 CV or 6 CVE in TF w/ 8 escorts each - CL, CLAA, DD & DE. A fast BB in each CV TF will soak up attack attempts.

2 - Layered CAP at low, med & high altitudes, rotate patrol altitude between sqns to reduce fatigue buildup. Always set CAP range to 0 & use droptanks to increase their time aloft.

3 - High Air skill for AirTF flagship commanders, high Nav skill for all other Carrier captains.

4 - frequent RTB for TFs to replenish sorties & AA ammo - after Dec '44, use ReplTFs w/ AEs to replenish ammo & sorties at sea.

5 - position TFs as far from enemy bases as practicable. Use LBA to recon and bomb enemy airfields that pose a threat.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/23/2014 8:22:44 PM   
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Here is the full combat report, I'm not sure what you are looking for though.

Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.


For example for the fact that your CAP patrol alt was about 10k above the incoming naval strike and at the same time had to engage LBA attack which arrived significantly higher. That explains a lot. Besides what has been mentioned already this is a major factor.

CR alone still does not tell everything, but this is enough to answer your initial question. Yes, in this situation your loss figures seem quite plausable.



One TF attacked in the CR has 52 combat ships. What am I missing here? Was this an Escort TF?


I don´t think so. It might be an escort TF, but I doubt it. An attack shows all ships attacked in the hex, not neccesarily in the same TF.

As I already pointed out, we do not have any valuable information besides the few bits and pieces already discussed.


It's been RT years since I had more than one TF in a hex that was attacked, but I thought the CR would generate a new paragraph for each TF.

Even if I'm wrong (I probably am), there are no escorts. Sure, the attackers are going to hit the carriers, but ONE not-carrier in the whole hex? A BB? Not one destroyer that was targeted out of 51 carriers which were? Still smells very fishy.

Almost knavely-ish.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/23/2014 8:25:08 PM   
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ORIGINAL: hades1001

Here is the full combat report, I'm not sure what you are looking for though.

Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.


For example for the fact that your CAP patrol alt was about 10k above the incoming naval strike and at the same time had to engage LBA attack which arrived significantly higher. That explains a lot. Besides what has been mentioned already this is a major factor.

CR alone still does not tell everything, but this is enough to answer your initial question. Yes, in this situation your loss figures seem quite plausable.



One TF attacked in the CR has 52 combat ships. What am I missing here? Was this an Escort TF?


I don´t think so. It might be an escort TF, but I doubt it. An attack shows all ships attacked in the hex, not neccesarily in the same TF.

As I already pointed out, we do not have any valuable information besides the few bits and pieces already discussed.


It's been RT years since I had more than one TF in a hex that was attacked, but I thought the CR would generate a new paragraph for each TF.

Even if I'm wrong (I probably am), there are no escorts. Sure, the attackers are going to hit the carriers, but ONE not-carrier in the whole hex? A BB? Not one destroyer that was targeted out of 51 carriers which were? Still smells very fishy.

Almost knavely-ish.

The combat reports do not show all ships in TFs attacked. I'm not sure how it is worked out which ships they show.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/23/2014 8:32:07 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Bullwinkle58


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ORIGINAL: LoBaron

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ORIGINAL: hades1001

Here is the full combat report, I'm not sure what you are looking for though.

Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.


For example for the fact that your CAP patrol alt was about 10k above the incoming naval strike and at the same time had to engage LBA attack which arrived significantly higher. That explains a lot. Besides what has been mentioned already this is a major factor.

CR alone still does not tell everything, but this is enough to answer your initial question. Yes, in this situation your loss figures seem quite plausable.



One TF attacked in the CR has 52 combat ships. What am I missing here? Was this an Escort TF?


I don´t think so. It might be an escort TF, but I doubt it. An attack shows all ships attacked in the hex, not neccesarily in the same TF.

As I already pointed out, we do not have any valuable information besides the few bits and pieces already discussed.


It's been RT years since I had more than one TF in a hex that was attacked, but I thought the CR would generate a new paragraph for each TF.

Even if I'm wrong (I probably am), there are no escorts. Sure, the attackers are going to hit the carriers, but ONE not-carrier in the whole hex? A BB? Not one destroyer that was targeted out of 51 carriers which were? Still smells very fishy.

Almost knavely-ish.

The combat reports do not show all ships in TFs attacked. I'm not sure how it is worked out which ships they show.


I know they don't. I'm doubting that no non-carriers were attacked and shown. One BB. If there had been normal ratios of carriers to escorts in the TF make-ups there should have been at least a couple of cruisers od DDs that the planes dropped on if the carriers attacked were 51 each. And if there were no escorts, if this hex was simply bursting with carriers and nothing else, then the results are even more explainable. No AA to drive off attackers, disrupt, make turn back. Especially the TBs.

This CR is yet another example of somebody torturing the engine into a distant corner, blindfolding it, putting it in oven mitts, then complaining it "doesn't work."

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/23/2014 8:38:39 PM   
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That is a lot of carriers and BBs to be showing no other ships at all.

hades1001 - what were the TF compositions?

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/23/2014 8:42:41 PM   
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Jmalter has a good take. To make it simple, we have been doing everything we can to steer folks away from “monster” stacks, whether LCUs or TFs. The game code runs along a couple ‘decreasing value’ algorithms, depending on the particular combat algorithm of interest. It was just too easy for a player to make a “Godzilla” stack of something and go rampaging. So “Godzilla” stacks are discouraged as non-compos-mentos.

Won’t (can’t) say how, what, when, where, or why, but will testify that it IS. Out of scale “stacks” will give out of scale results. Period.

Lot of people will give info on details (take it with Mediterranean Sea Salt) but do give some consideration to the manual definitions of TF sizes. It wouldn’t be there unless it meant something.


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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/23/2014 9:17:15 PM   
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This CR is yet another example of somebody torturing the engine into a distant corner, blindfolding it, putting it in oven mitts, then complaining it "doesn't work."


Yup, pretty much sums it up.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/23/2014 10:08:43 PM   
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95% of Allies CV/CVL/CVL/BB/CA and DDs are in this hex.

But they are put in different TFs. Dozens of of TFs, according to their speed. And each TF is well balanced with escort and carriers. And yes after one day battle most ships have consumed most of the AA ammo.

Couple hundred of combat ships together with a couple hundred of transports.

This is not a abuse of engine but a must move in the game.

Guess what will happen if you send a carrier fleet of only 1000ac to cover the amphibious operation, when Japanese are capable of sending 1300AC carriers planes strike wave and hundreds of LBA strike wave?




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That is a lot of carriers and BBs to be showing no other ships at all.

hades1001 - what were the TF compositions?


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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 1:08:29 AM   
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For those who think layered CAP might help: Not so much, more test on the way.

All F4U-1A are at 10,000ft, all F4U-1D are at 15,000, others are at 20,000ft.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 139 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 428
B7A2 Grace x 173
D4Y4 Judy x 39

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 180
Corsair IV x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 986
F4U-1D Corsair x 816
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 96

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 122 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 75 destroyed, 17 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 18 destroyed by flak
D4Y4 Judy: 22 destroyed, 2 damaged
D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 9 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 5 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Suwannee, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Rudyerd Bay
CVE Makin Island
CVE St. Lo, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Sargent Bay, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
BB Wisconsin
CV Randolph
CVL Monterey
CV Yorktown II
CVL Princeton
CV Lexington
CV Bunker Hill, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CV Wasp II
CV Enterprise
CVL San Jacinto
CVE Gambier Bay, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Shipley Bay
CVE Natoma Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Hollandia, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Kadashan Bay, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
CVE Saginaw Bay, Bomb hits 1
CVE Makassar Strait, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CV Lexington II, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVL Cabot, Torpedo hits 1
BB Iowa
CVL Langley, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CV Indefatigable
CVL Bataan
DD Kidd
CVE Munda
CVE Copahee
CVE Marcus Island
CVE Savo Island, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVL Unicorn, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CLAA Flint
CV Intrepid
CVL Independence
CV Illustrious
CVE Bougainville, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Bismarck Sea, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Liscome Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Lunga Point, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CV Victorious
CVE Petrof Bay
CVE Altamaha, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B7A2 Grace bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
18 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
11 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
16 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
15 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
8 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
15 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
10 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
10 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 24 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 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 between 3000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 3 scrambling)
8 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 between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 3 scrambling)
8 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 between 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 26 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 1000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (12 airborne, 28 on standby, 4 scrambling)
12 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 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (20 airborne, 49 on standby, 8 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 49 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 3000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 8 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 4000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 3000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 1000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 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 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Sargent Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Sargent Bay
Fuel storage explosion on CV Lexington II
Ammo storage explosion on CVL Langley
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Natoma Bay
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Liscome Bay
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Altamaha
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Altamaha


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 185 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 55 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y4 Judy x 19
N1K1-J George x 37
Ki-83 x 19

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 176
Corsair IV x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 930
F4U-1D Corsair x 779
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33
F6F-5 Hellcat x 93

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 7 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 11 destroyed
Ki-83: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 11 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 31 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 3 scrambling)
22 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (1 airborne, 16 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
21 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 17110.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (8 airborne, 12 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 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 31 minutes
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 8 scrambling)
41 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28230.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
22 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 127 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y4 Judy x 15
N1K1-J George x 19
Ki-83 x 40

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 167
Corsair IV x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 880
F4U-1D Corsair x 750
F6F-3 Hellcat x 32
F6F-5 Hellcat x 91

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 6 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 8 destroyed
Ki-83: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (14 airborne, 16 on standby, 4 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 43 minutes
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 15 on standby, 6 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (11 airborne, 3 on standby, 10 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 12 on standby, 11 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
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
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 42 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (18 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
18 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 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (30 airborne, 12 on standby, 16 scrambling)
30 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 11 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 10 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (14 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 28230.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
8 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 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 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 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y4 Judy x 15

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 153
Corsair IV x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 820
F4U-1D Corsair x 692
F6F-3 Hellcat x 31
F6F-5 Hellcat x 90

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 16 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (11 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (6 airborne, 11 on standby, 6 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 7 on standby, 10 scrambling)
7 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 between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 16 on standby, 11 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (18 airborne, 6 on standby, 12 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (24 airborne, 8 on standby, 16 scrambling)
24 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 10 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 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 13 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
15 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 12000 and 28230.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (14 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 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 to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 149 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 33
Ki-83 x 57

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 143
Corsair IV x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 779
F4U-1D Corsair x 660
F6F-3 Hellcat x 31
F6F-5 Hellcat x 86

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 12 destroyed
Ki-83: 19 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 16 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (15 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 scrambling)
15 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 between 14000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (11 airborne, 8 on standby, 9 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 7 on standby, 10 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 16 on standby, 14 scrambling)
3 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 12000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
10 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 between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
9 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 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (19 airborne, 6 on standby, 12 scrambling)
19 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 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (28 airborne, 8 on standby, 19 scrambling)
28 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (19 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
19 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 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
8 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 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 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 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 28230.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 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 11000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 169 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 46 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 16
Ki-83 x 20

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 135
Corsair IV x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 742
F4U-1D Corsair x 608
F6F-3 Hellcat x 30
F6F-5 Hellcat x 80

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 6 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-83: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Victorious

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (17 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
17 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 between 12000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 7 on standby, 10 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 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 11 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (5 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (19 airborne, 6 on standby, 12 scrambling)
19 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 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (16 airborne, 8 on standby, 19 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 28230.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
11 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 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (12 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 259
B7A2 Grace x 212

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 128
Corsair IV x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 773
F4U-1D Corsair x 588
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 89

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 65 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 107 destroyed, 4 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 5 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Battler, Torpedo hits 1
CV Enterprise
CVE Santee
CVL Cowpens
CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

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

CAP engaged:
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 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 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F4U-1A Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VMF(CVS)-452 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 2 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 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VC(F)-90 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 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 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VC(F)-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VRF-1F with F4U-1A Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 3000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 8000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 25 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 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 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 1000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CV Lexington


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 156 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 40
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 30
Ki-83 x 66

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 127
Corsair IV x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 743
F4U-1D Corsair x 572
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36
F6F-5 Hellcat x 84

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 7 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 14 destroyed
Ki-83: 17 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 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 between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF(CVS)-452 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-90 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 51 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VRF-1F with F4U-1A Corsair (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 15 minutes
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (16 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 14 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (10 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 44 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8440 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (4 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 25 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 133 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 7
Ki-83 x 21

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 126
Corsair IV x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 713
F4U-1D Corsair x 542
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36
F6F-5 Hellcat x 82

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 3 destroyed
Ki-83: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VC(F)-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 15 minutes
VMF(CVS)-452 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-90 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 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 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 17 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VRF-1F with F4U-1A Corsair (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 36 minutes
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (24 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
24 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 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 18 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (14 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (20 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8440 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
6 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 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (8 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (8 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 44 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (16 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers

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All F4U-1A at 6,000ft, all F4U-1D at 10,000ft, the rest at 20,000

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 428
B7A2 Grace x 173
D4Y4 Judy x 39

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 180
Corsair IV x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 986
F4U-1D Corsair x 887
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 96

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 121 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 76 destroyed, 12 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 21 destroyed by flak
D4Y4 Judy: 25 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 16 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 5 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Wake Island
CVE Corregidor
CVL Unicorn
CVE Matanikau, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Begum
CVE Chenango, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CVE Munda
CV Randolph
CV Wasp
BB Missouri, Kamikaze hits 1
CVL Independence, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
CV Enterprise
CV Ticonderoga
CVL Monterey
CV Hancock
CV Wasp II, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Roi
CVE Ranee
CVE Thetis Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Attu
CVE Kadashan Bay
CVE Barnes, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Marcus Island
CVE Battler
CV Bunker Hill
CVL Langley
CV Yorktown II
CV Hornet II
DD Sigsbee
CVE Cape Esperance, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVL Belleau Wood
CVE Natoma Bay, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CVE Nehenta Bay
CVE White Plains, Bomb hits 1
CVE Nassau
CVL Princeton
CVL Bataan
BB New Jersey
CVE Kwajalein, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CVE Shamrock Bay
CVE Steamer Bay, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CVE Bismarck Sea
CV Indefatigable
CVE Shah, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Iowa
CV Intrepid
CV Franklin

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
18 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
16 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
16 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
16 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 24 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 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 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 3 scrambling)
8 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 2000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 3 scrambling)
8 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 6000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 26 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 1000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 2000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 3000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (12 airborne, 28 on standby, 4 scrambling)
12 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 4000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (20 airborne, 49 on standby, 8 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 21 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Chenango
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Thetis Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Barnes
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Barnes
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Cape Esperance
Fuel storage explosion on CVL Independence
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Independence


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 177 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 52 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y4 Judy x 19
N1K1-J George x 32

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 174
Corsair IV x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 865
F4U-1D Corsair x 816
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 88

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 7 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
22 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (15 airborne, 7 on standby, 3 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
25 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
27 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
21 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (16 airborne, 12 on standby, 4 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 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 43 minutes
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (12 airborne, 5 on standby, 8 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
50 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
24 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 39000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y4 Judy x 15
N1K1-J George x 24
Ki-83 x 20

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 174
Corsair IV x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 848
F4U-1D Corsair x 803
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36
F6F-5 Hellcat x 88

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 6 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 10 destroyed
Ki-83: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (21 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
21 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 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (15 airborne, 7 on standby, 3 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (15 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (11 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (13 airborne, 14 on standby, 6 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (44 airborne, 4 on standby, 18 scrambling)
44 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (12 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 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 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (7 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20110.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y4 Judy x 15

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 170
Corsair IV x 19
F4U-1A Corsair x 820
F4U-1D Corsair x 785
F6F-3 Hellcat x 35
F6F-5 Hellcat x 80

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (10 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (10 airborne, 7 on standby, 3 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (19 airborne, 4 on standby, 12 scrambling)
19 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (15 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
15 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 13000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (17 airborne, 14 on standby, 6 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (44 airborne, 5 on standby, 18 scrambling)
44 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (18 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (11 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
11 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 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (5 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
VC(F)-42 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 9 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
9 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 between 10700 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 160 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 15
Ki-83 x 59

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 165
Corsair IV x 18
F4U-1A Corsair x 801
F4U-1D Corsair x 767
F6F-3 Hellcat x 35
F6F-5 Hellcat x 75

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 6 destroyed
Ki-83: 23 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (5 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (12 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (16 airborne, 7 on standby, 3 scrambling)
16 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 5000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (19 airborne, 4 on standby, 12 scrambling)
19 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (15 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
15 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 9000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (20 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (46 airborne, 5 on standby, 22 scrambling)
46 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (15 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (10 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
10 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 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (17 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
VC(F)-42 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
VC(F)-63 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 10700 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 186 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 51 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 16
Ki-83 x 38

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 157
Corsair IV x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 740
F4U-1D Corsair x 711
F6F-3 Hellcat x 31
F6F-5 Hellcat x 71

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 6 destroyed
Ki-83: 13 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (1 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 41 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 12 scrambling)
17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 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 41 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (1 airborne, 10 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (5 airborne, 4 on standby, 22 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
21 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (5 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 64 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20110.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 64 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-65 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 164 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 45 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 10
Ki-83 x 19

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 134
Corsair IV x 15
F4U-1A Corsair x 631
F4U-1D Corsair x 601
F6F-3 Hellcat x 28
F6F-5 Hellcat x 55

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 4 destroyed
Ki-83: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Enterprise

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10880 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (16 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (12 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (15 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (28 airborne, 0 on standby, 21 scrambling)
28 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (15 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20110.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F4U-1A Corsair (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 8

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 121
Corsair IV x 14
F4U-1A Corsair x 574
F4U-1D Corsair x 526
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26
F6F-5 Hellcat x 41

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 11 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10880 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (15 airborne, 4 on standby, 12 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
15 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 between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
3 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 9000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 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 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (17 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (21 airborne, 0 on standby, 25 scrambling)
21 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (15 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 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 between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
VC(F)-27 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VC(F)-33 with F4U-1A Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes
VF-37 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20110.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VC(F)-42 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
8 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 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F4U-1A Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 65 minutes
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1A Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 256
B7A2 Grace x 211

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 157
Corsair IV x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 700
F4U-1D Corsair x 680
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 85

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 58 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 95 destroyed, 33 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 10 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 12 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 9 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Copahee, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Munda, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVE Wake Island, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Kadashan Bay, Bomb hits 1
CVE Shipley Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Bougainville, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CVE Rudyerd Bay, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVL Unicorn, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CVE Sitkoh Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVL Princeton
CV Wasp, Kamikaze hits 1
CVL San Jacinto, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVL Cowpens
CVE Takanis Bay
CVE Nehenta Bay
CVE Breton, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Windham Bay, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Matanikau
CVE Santee
CVE Bismarck Sea
CVE Admiralty Island, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Savo Island, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Hollandia, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CVL Cabot
BB Missouri
CVL Bataan
CVE Shamrock Bay, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Prince William, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Sangamon, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Roi
CVE Marcus Island, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage
CVL Monterey
CV Essex
CVE Hoggatt Bay
CVE Tulagi, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Makassar Strait
CVL Langley
CV Ticonderoga
CVE Ommaney Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Altamaha, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Cape Esperance, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
BB Wisconsin
CVE Nassau, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Liscome Bay, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage
CVE Kitkun Bay
CV Randolph
CV Illustrious, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
15 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
14 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
15 x B7A2 Grace bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
16 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
10 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
17 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
14 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
9 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
15 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 6000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 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 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VC(F)-80 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-93 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 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 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 5000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 3000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (12 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 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 4000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (20 airborne, 46 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 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 between 6000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 4000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Copahee
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Munda
Hamano H. gives his life for the Emperor by ramming CV Wasp
Fuel storage explosion on CVL San Jacinto
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Breton
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Admiralty Island
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Hollandia
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Cape Esperance
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Nassau


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 127 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 40
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 24
Ki-83 x 44

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 153
Corsair IV x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 665
F4U-1D Corsair x 643
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 77

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 7 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-83: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 2 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Hornet II
CV Bunker Hill
CV Randolph

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 6000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 19 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-80 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-93 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 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 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 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 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 25 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (7 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 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 21 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (16 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 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 19 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (15 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
24 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 18 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (8 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (12 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (7 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
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 TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 175 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 48 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 13
Ki-83 x 43

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 151
Corsair IV x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 633
F4U-1D Corsair x 624
F6F-3 Hellcat x 37
F6F-5 Hellcat x 68

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 5 destroyed
Ki-83: 9 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 21 minutes
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VF-35 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 6000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-60 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VC(F)-80 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VC(F)-93 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 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 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 8 on standby, 2 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 8 on standby, 3 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 3 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (9 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (20 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
No.894 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (24 airborne, 20 on standby, 2 scrambling)
24 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
27 planes vectored on to bombers
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1A Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers

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Post #: 41
RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 1:34:24 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: hades1001

95% of Allies CV/CVL/CVL/BB/CA and DDs are in this hex [...] together with a couple hundred of transports.

This is not a abuse of engine but a must move in the game.



95% of Allied combat ships in the same hex is no abuse of engine?

Well, with so many ships in one hex there is probably no sea room left for evasive maneuvers to avoid incoming torps. The Japanese can just drop them without aiming - they will surely hit something in the wall of ships in front of them...

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Post #: 42
RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 2:31:47 AM   
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So you will spread your fleet in several hex when knowing there is a 1300AC KB coming?

Very wise.


quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget


quote:

ORIGINAL: hades1001

95% of Allies CV/CVL/CVL/BB/CA and DDs are in this hex [...] together with a couple hundred of transports.

This is not a abuse of engine but a must move in the game.



95% of Allied combat ships in the same hex is no abuse of engine?

Well, with so many ships in one hex there is probably no sea room left for evasive maneuvers to avoid incoming torps. The Japanese can just drop them without aiming - they will surely hit something in the wall of ships in front of them...


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Post #: 43
RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 3:24:21 AM   
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I am curious about why there are such significant differences between these two tests.
The strike packages seem alike, but ...
quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 259
B7A2 Grace x 212

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 128
Corsair IV x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 773
F4U-1D Corsair x 588
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 89

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 65 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 107 destroyed, 4 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 5 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Battler, Torpedo hits 1
CV Enterprise
CVE Santee
CVL Cowpens
CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x B7A2 Grace launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo /quote]

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 256
B7A2 Grace x 211

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 157
Corsair IV x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 700
F4U-1D Corsair x 680
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 85

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 58 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 95 destroyed, 33 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 10 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 12 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 9 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Copahee, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Munda, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVE Wake Island, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Kadashan Bay, Bomb hits 1
CVE Shipley Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Bougainville, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CVE Rudyerd Bay, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVL Unicorn, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CVE Sitkoh Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVL Princeton
CV Wasp, Kamikaze hits 1
CVL San Jacinto, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVL Cowpens
CVE Takanis Bay
CVE Nehenta Bay
CVE Breton, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Windham Bay, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Matanikau
CVE Santee
CVE Bismarck Sea
CVE Admiralty Island, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Savo Island, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Hollandia, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CVL Cabot
BB Missouri
CVL Bataan
CVE Shamrock Bay, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Prince William, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Sangamon, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Roi
CVE Marcus Island, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage
CVL Monterey
CV Essex
CVE Hoggatt Bay
CVE Tulagi, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Makassar Strait
CVL Langley
CV Ticonderoga
CVE Ommaney Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Altamaha, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Cape Esperance, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
BB Wisconsin
CVE Nassau, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Liscome Bay, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage
CVE Kitkun Bay
CV Randolph
CV Illustrious, Torpedo hits 1

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 3:50:19 AM   
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Well the first thing to come to mind is the massive amount of ships in the one TF, also mixing CV's with CVE's isn't the best idea.

Other factors are CAP altitude, weather, incoming strike alt etc. etc.



you are aware that the max no of ships in an air combat TF would be 25 anyway and there are more than that in the combat report which leads me to my next question if you know that a combat report shows all ships that
were attacked which can be in different TFs in the hex?


Obviously not lol

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 4:41:25 AM   
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This matches my own experience and situation pretty well. No amount of CAP in the world can prevent a well escorted strike getting through. Its the same thing that was observed in the GJ vs rader game I think. While the BETA did away with the problem when it comes to LBA strikes the problem still persists when it comes to CV strikes. It is what it is and I guess pretty much the only thing you can do is try and plan on taking losses. I don´t like the "phenomenon" as its a guaranteed success as long as the strike launches and I don´t think anything should be a guaranteed success in the game. But in the end its not going to change the game. And as with many things it goes both ways...which you can use to your advantage!

I wouldn´t bother trying different setting and stuff to try and circumvent the result. As Castor I have poured hours and hours into trying different CAP settings and TF setups and in the end it doesn´t change much if anything.

Obviously you will have to deal with the KB at one point. And the engine works the same for both sides. Just make sure you get within 7 hexes of the KB and the problem will be at the bottom of the sea after the turn. Tool your CVs to be "escort heavy". You don´t need 2000 planes on CAP. Half that would give you the exact same result. You will both lose a good amount of ships but the difference being you can afford it and your opponent cannot. Once the KB is dealt with all you need is a couple of hundred fighters on CAP and you are pretty much safe from LBA.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 5:14:03 AM   
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I would have to say that the results are about normal. Even though the computer shows that you have a large number of planes up on CAP, the plentiful number of attacks will dramatically affect your results. You can have many damaged fighter and many that no longer have sufficient ammo. Your pilots might have accumulated a lot of fatigue as well. The most important thing to remember is that a large coordinated strike will have a very good chance of getting through no matter what your CAP level is. This is actually not out of the realm of reality considering the quality of the Japanese pilots and the fact that they were using excellent aircraft with excellent performance characteristics. As said before, you can not really defend against an attack like this if you charge right into the hornets nest then you can hope for the best but don't be surprised if you end up getting the worst.

The second point is your TF configuration. Do you have enough TFs and are they configured correctly. If you have massive TF that are too heavy in carriers then when the enemy gets through his planes will have no other targets but carriers. I generally put no more than 6 fast carriers in a late war Allied TF and maybe 10-12 CVEs in a single TF. Do you have plentiful escort? Escorts will draw some of the attacks and if they are fast ships like CLs and DDs many of those torpedo attacks that hit your slow as crap CVEs will end up missing. Do you have fast BBs in all of your fleet carrier TFs and slow BBs in the CVE TFs? Just like pilots in real life the AI likes to target BBs as much as carriers. Fast BBs are there to absorb bombs and torpedo attacks that would otherwise attack your carriers. A couple of BBs in a TF might draw as many as half of the bombing attacks-meaning less hits on your carriers.

Last but not least, you expect too much from your CVEs. Once a group of bombers gets through, if CVEs are targeted then they are going to get hit and hit hard. They only go 16 to 19 knots and have no armor. A massed torpedo attack with experienced pilots could not miss. I would be reluctant to send them in if I was expecting this kind of air attack.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 5:40:59 AM   
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ORIGINAL: hades1001
This is not a abuse of engine but a must move in the game.

Guess what will happen if you send a carrier fleet of only 1000ac to cover the amphibious operation, when Japanese are capable of sending 1300AC carriers planes strike wave and hundreds of LBA strike wave?



quote:

ORIGINAL: hades1001

So you will spread your fleet in several hex when knowing there is a 1300AC KB coming?

Very wise.


Both posts show your error in thinking. To sum it up:

- Yes, amassing such a number of flight decks in a single hex is abuse of the engine, as has been discussed times and times again on these forums. You should know it, as you seem to have visited threads discussing the CAP issue in general. Most extended debates on this topic contain some information on overstack.
- The reasoning behind spreading out is that the strikes spread out as well. Based on my experience it works beautifully but - as it should - is no guarantee.
- As John already said, jmalter´s post on the beginnning of this page is very good. Every hint he gives could help you improve the situation.

But the most important part is: You deliberately moved a fleet of flight decks, consisting mainly of ex-AKs with some wooden planks screwed on top, right into the face of an obviously healthy, trained and very numerous defense. AND you expect to suffer low casualties. This will not work. Ever.

If you have to do that, expect it will be bloody as hell. If you got alternative ways to achieve what you want, or think the costs are too high for the possible gain, don´t do it. It is that simple...
Thats basic strategy.

And finally, not that it is important as you will suffer more losses than you seem to accept with any setup in this specific situation, but are you seriously assuming that to set a major percentage of your CAP at altitudes below the incoming escorts contributes to your cause in any way and would be the proper way to set up layers?

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 12:46:35 PM   
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I'm sorry I may sound confusing but THIS IS NOT A COMPLAINING THREAD.

It's intend to be a Q/A thread.

I'm asking the questions why CAP don't intercept bombers when there are a large number of planes.

EXAMPLE:

When the strike wave is small, you see this message:

2 planes vectored on to bombers

When the strike wave is big, you don't see this message anymore. Looks to me that CAP failed to intercept the bombers every time during the
many tests we performed.

Someone said that big numbers escorts will sometimes help the bombers to breakthrough intact.

But I'm seeing success rate is very high and only once it failed to break through, even in that case I don't see the message"2 planes vectored on to bombers, and the overall damage KB can commit is pretty stable for one day.

Is this normal?

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 127 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 40
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 24
Ki-83 x 44

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 153
Corsair IV x 2
F4U-1A Corsair x 665
F4U-1D Corsair x 643
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 77

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 7 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-83: 10 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 2 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Hornet II
CV Bunker Hill
CV Randolph

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
1 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VMF-124 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 259
B7A2 Grace x 212

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 128
Corsair IV x 22
F4U-1A Corsair x 773
F4U-1D Corsair x 588
F6F-3 Hellcat x 38
F6F-5 Hellcat x 89

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 65 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 107 destroyed, 4 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 5 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Battler, Torpedo hits 1
CV Enterprise
CVE Santee
CVL Cowpens
CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

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

CAP engaged:
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VC(F)-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 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 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VC(F)-65 with F4U-1A Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VMF(CVS)-452 with F4U-1A Corsair (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-26 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 2 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 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VC(F)-90 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 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 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VC(F)-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (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 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VC(F)-39 with F4U-1D Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VRF-1F with F4U-1A Corsair (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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VF-17 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 3000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VBF-2 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 5000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 between 8000 and 39300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VBF-9 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 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 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-18 with F4U-1A Corsair (8 airborne, 25 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 36900.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-31 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 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 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
No.851 Sqn-FF FAA with Corsair IV (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 1000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CV Lexington

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 12:53:41 PM   
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In my game hex 80,110 is a base hex. If you are fighting with your CVs in this hex you may want to read section 7.2.1.13.2 - Aircraft Carriers in a Base Hex.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 1:07:46 PM   
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section 7.2.1.13.2 do much less impact then you may expect if it do impact.

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In my game hex 80,110 is a base hex. If you are fighting with your CVs in this hex you may want to read section 7.2.1.13.2 - Aircraft Carriers in a Base Hex.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 2:44:43 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: hades1001

section 7.2.1.13.2 do much less impact then you may expect if it do impact.

quote:

ORIGINAL: KHawk

In my game hex 80,110 is a base hex. If you are fighting with your CVs in this hex you may want to read section 7.2.1.13.2 - Aircraft Carriers in a Base Hex.

KHawk



KHawk has a very valid point.

The fact that all your fighter units stationed on CV/CVLs can only engage strikes at 50% of their nominal strenght is far from insignificant.

Anyways, this is getting repetetive. You by now should have received a good ammount of responses that combined easily have the potential to provide a satisfactory explanation.





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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 3:28:31 PM   
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ORIGINAL: castor troy


quote:

ORIGINAL: LoBaron

quote:

ORIGINAL: hades1001

Here is the full combat report, I'm not sure what you are looking for though.

Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 22000.


For example for the fact that your CAP patrol alt was about 10k above the incoming naval strike and at the same time had to engage LBA attack which arrived significantly higher. That explains a lot. Besides what has been mentioned already this is a major factor.

CR alone still does not tell everything, but this is enough to answer your initial question. Yes, in this situation your loss figures seem quite plausable.




and having 40 squadrons at 40 different, perfect altitudes wouldn't have resulted in a different outcome. I'm sorry that after all the years I have still to disagree, but you put too much real world fantasy into
it. Go and TEST it, please. 15000ft or 20000ft works just fine to engage these strikes, especially with the insane number of fighters. Like many other things one is "supposed" to do, there is not much truth in it.
I've put dozens of hours into it to confirm or deny these theories while there are enough ppl around not even making it to late years and all they do is playing around with 3-400 aircraft max.

There is only one truth again, the code can't handle these numbers, NO MATTER what you try to do. Those are nothing but myths. Go TEST it, just once. Then come back.



It actually WOULD have exulted in a different outcome. Altitude of CAP does matter, though it won't STOP these strikes, only reduce their effectiveness.

Late war Japanese strike planes are very fast, and if some of the CAP is taking almost an hour to get into position to intercept, then it's likely some will get through.


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ORIGINAL: hades1001

So in this situation how can I better defend myself?


The distance the CAP is set to will also matter. Is there any Allied CAP over the hex the fleet are in exclusively or are they all set to strike distance?

What is the TF composition for these CVE TFs? Any BBs, CLAAs, other heavy AA platforms there?

A base hex will certainly limit your CAP a LOT, and you still haven't bothered to mention your actual CAP percentage setting. You want help but don't seem to be willing to reveal much, so do you really want to figure it out?

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 3:52:01 PM   
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For those who is saying that base hex will affect CAP Efficiency, is the claim based on real game experience or just reading the manual?

For my observation, I don't notice a significant impact, at least not like 50% less.

Did I miss something? Can someone confirm?

Thanks.

BTW, my cap distance is set to 0, and at 90% rate.

quote:

ORIGINAL: hades1001

So in this situation how can I better defend myself?


The distance the CAP is set to will also matter. Is there any Allied CAP over the hex the fleet are in exclusively or are they all set to strike distance?

What is the TF composition for these CVE TFs? Any BBs, CLAAs, other heavy AA platforms there?

A base hex will certainly limit your CAP a LOT, and you still haven't bothered to mention your actual CAP percentage setting. You want help but don't seem to be willing to reveal much, so do you really want to figure it out?


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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 4:00:38 PM   
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For those who is saying that base hex will affect CAP Efficiency, is the claim based on real game experience or just reading the manual?


Both, and it is a fact.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 5:07:15 PM   
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hades1001,

A screenshot of an affected CVE TF (composition) and a screenshot of a representative VF (fighter squadron) on your CVE TF is required at this point for further input from yours truly.

Thanks.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 5:16:47 PM   
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Thanks, I'll do more tests on that.

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ORIGINAL: Lecivius


quote:

ORIGINAL: hades1001

For those who is saying that base hex will affect CAP Efficiency, is the claim based on real game experience or just reading the manual?


Both, and it is a fact.


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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 5:17:08 PM   
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Sorry I don't have it on hand right now.


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hades1001,

A screenshot of an affected CVE TF (composition) and a screenshot of a representative VF (fighter squadron) on your CVE TF is required at this point for further input from yours truly.

Thanks.


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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/24/2014 5:39:14 PM   
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ORIGINAL: hades1001

Sorry I don't have it on hand right now.


quote:

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hades1001,

A screenshot of an affected CVE TF (composition) and a screenshot of a representative VF (fighter squadron) on your CVE TF is required at this point for further input from yours truly.

Thanks.




OK. Glad to look things over when you do. Until then, good luck.

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RE: Is those supposed to happen? - 2/25/2014 2:13:13 AM   
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For those who says strike wave will be reduced because carriers are in base hex:

All my escorts and bombers went out during multiple tests. I don't think the manual is accurate here unless there are other factors I don't know.

Please correct me.

Here is one example.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Biak at 86,109

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 598
N1K5-J George x 42
Ki-84r Frank x 26

Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 470
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 62
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 296
TBM-1C Avenger x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 27 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 18 destroyed, 8 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 65 destroyed, 54 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 2 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 5 destroyed, 11 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak


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