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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 1/24/2019 5:23:48 PM   
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Situation on 6/06/43
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CBI:
Allied anti-LCU air ops at Bangkok continued: 1 Jap squad, 6 arty, 9 afvs destroyed. Night-Wellingtons from Akyab did Moderate & light damage to supply depot.
Another nighttime Wellington raid was carried out at Andaman I. Japanese supply depot sustained light damage.
I like Wellingtons so much. Their long reach is great for this kind of raids on exposed enemy bases and their even longer ferry range allows to shuffle them between far-flung theaters with ease.
Sure, they're weak, but if performance is needed they can upgrade to Beaufighters on the spot. Just don't forget to produce enough aircraft of both models.
On many, many occasions in our PBEM game the Allies would have found themselves in big trouble were it not for Wellingtons coming to the rescue, every time.

Australia:
June 1943 has brought some uncharacteristically hot weather to Australia and promises to become hotter still in the following weeks.
Cloncurry.
I forgot to change the air mission of my Adelaide-based Wellingtons and as a result they took some stinging blows from Ki-27 Setsus. 12 bombers shot down/damaged. Oh well.
Cloncurry depot still received Moderate & light damage in spite of Japanese air resistance, so at least something went right.
Townsville.
The Japanese Bombardment TF, led by Rear Adm Nishimura S. {6 BBs,3 CAs,22 DDs}, keeps pounding the cut off but highly-entrenched Aussies.
The Aussies continue to shrug off bombardments with minimal losses. Not even a Yamato-class BB can suppress them enough.
1st land battle of Townsville. Lt Gen Sano T. vs. Lt Gen P. Christson Odds 1.
Japanese losses: 141 squads, 6 arty, 9 afvs. Allied losses: 18 squads, 10 arty.
2nd land battle of Townsville. Lt Gen Sano T. vs. Lt Gen P. Christson Odds 3.
Japanese losses: 37 squads, 1 arty, 3 afvs. Allied losses: 41 squads, 8 arty.
Rockhampton.
An Allied counteroffensive has begun!
1st land battle of Rockhampton. Lt Gen W. Slim vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 3.
Allied losses: 166 squads, 17 arty, 5 afvs. Japanese losses: 90 squads, 9 arty, 5 afvs.
2nd land battle of Rockhampton. Lt Gen W. Slim vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 5. - same as terrain!
Allied losses: 65 squads, 8 arty, 3 afvs. Japanese losses: 59 squads, 5 arty, 2 afvs.

Allied airforce destroyed large quantities of Japanese artillery at Rockhampton this week.
Rear Adm Yamada S. brought a surface combat/bombardment TF to Rockhampton {2 CAs,8 CLs,16 DDs}. It destroyed quite a lot of our tanks, unfortunately.
Beaufighters took a couple of good shots at it though. No sinkings (grr!), but a few Japanese cruisers will require extensive repairs in port.
1 CA: ***
1 CL: * & ****
1 CL: ****
1 CL: *

Central Pacific:
CV Cabot together with CVLs Independence & Belleau Wood have arrived in harbor of Wake Island. Allied carriers are always welcome here.
Ponape.
Losses in the air:
Japanese: 43 Ki-43-II Hayabusas, 13 Ki-49 Donryus.
Allies: 33 P-38G Lightnings.
7 Allied bombers were destroyed on the ground. Allied depot here sustained Moderate & light damage.

Weekly sub/antisub operations:
Execution phase ops: A small group of Gato subs intercepted a TF of x14 6000t Marus delivering fuel & supplies to Ambon I. and sank 2 of them. Nice!
Convoy phase ops: We sank 18 Japanese merchants and 2 tankers.
A British "T"-class submarine was lost to Japanese ASW not far away from Bonin I.




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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 1/26/2019 2:35:44 AM   
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I love the Vickers Wellington too.. !!!

my first serious 1/72 Airfix model kit in the early seventies..

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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 1/30/2019 12:46:45 PM   
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Situation on 6/13/43
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CBI:
Allied anti-LCU air ops at Bangkok continued: 2 arty, 8 afvs destroyed; Moderate damage to supply depot.
Allied long-range bombers tried a night raid on Saigon's oil refineries, but Zeke had a fighter squadron on night duty present there, which complicated things.
1st raid achieved nothing and the follow-up one was easily repelled by hostile fighter planes. 13 Allied bombers damaged/destroyed. Not a single bomb hit the intended target. Meh.

Australia:
Townsville.
Rear Adm Tanaka R. {4 BBs,2 CAs,2 CLs,1 CLAA,8 DDs} relieved Nishimura as he took over bombardment operations in this area. The surrounded Aussies continue to shrug off bombardments with minimal losses.
1st land battle of Townsville. Lt Gen Hyakutake H. vs. Lt Gen F. Messervy Odds 1.
Japanese losses: 123 squads, 5 arty, 3 afvs. Allied losses: 29 squads, 6 arty.
2nd land battle of Townsville. Lt Gen Sano T. vs. Lt Gen F. Messervy Odds 2.
Japanese losses: 41 squads, 4 arty, 5 afvs. Allied losses: 31 squads, 7 arty.

Rockhampton.
Major Allied counteroffensive has been augmented by a major Allied amphibious operation!
1st amphibious landing at Rockhampton. Rear Adm D. Barbey vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 4.
Allied losses: 141 squads, 18 arty, 11 afvs. Japanese losses: 124 squads, 11 arty, 4 afvs.
2nd amphibious landing at Rockhampton. Adm C. Nimitz vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 1.
Allied losses: 163 squads, 27 arty, 13 afvs. Japanese losses: 47 squads, 3 arty, 1 afvs.
3rd amphibious landing at Rockhampton. General D. MacArthur vs. General Terauchi H. Odds 4. -- battle of HQ generals!
Allied losses: 115 squads, 33 arty, 12 afvs. Japanese losses: 75 squads, 7 arty, 2 afvs.
4th amphibious landing at Rockhampton. Vice Adm R. Spruance vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 4.
Allied losses: 116 squads, 20 arty, 7 afvs. Japanese losses: 45 squads, 7 arty, 2 afvs.
5th land battle of Rockhampton (one final joint assault). Lt Gen W. Slim vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 7!!! Allies CAPTURE Rockhampton.
Allied losses: 57 squads, 9 arty. Japanese losses: 61 squads, 11 arty and 32 aircraft on the ground.

That was intense. Now the Japs in Australia are cut off as well. 2 Jap divisions out of 4 have been reduced to below half battalion strength. Congratulations to everyone who made our victory a reality on the ground, and to Slim...
...dammit, Slim, had you attacked at the beginning of the week as you were told to do, we wouldn't have had such large casualties during amphibious landings later on. The blame for these rests squarely on you & Mountbatten.
###

DD Vampire & x2 Quickmatch DDs provided limited shore bombardment, which destroyed a few enemy planes & afvs. F4U-1 Corsairs from AV Langley flew protective CAP over my invasion TFs.
One lucky D4Y Suisei dropped a 250kg bomb right onto Langley. Only 1*, but it was a nasty hit regardless. Still, Langley will continue to operate as long as I deem necessary.
Allies lost 4 APs and 8 MCSs sunk during this operation. Almost all of them were sunk by Jap LBA from Rockhampton.
Four TFs did not reach their destination due to the accumulated damage slowing them down. They all stopped one square SE of Rockhampton. They will reach Rockhampton next week.

Central Pacific:
The Japs hit Ponape airfieds yet again.
Losses in the air:
Japanese: 27 fighters.
Allies: 34 P-38G Lightnings.
9 Allied a/c were destroyed on the ground. Allied supply depot sustained light damage.
Ponape burns, but Allied defenders manage the fire-fighting task just fine.

Weekly sub/antisub operations:
Convoy phase ops: We sank only 3 Japanese merchants this week.
'Where could all those Marus be sailing these days?' wonders ComSubPac. 'Maybe they're all busy hauling supplies from New Guinea to Australia?' hypothesizes ComSubSoWesPac.
One Allied sub was lost to Japanese ASW somewhere.
Japanese submariners woke from their brief slumber and reaffirmed their stance on Clemson DDs: hate.
One Clemson DD, part of a large heavily-escorted convoy heading for Melbourne with military supplies onboard, took a surprise 4**** torpedo hit just southwest of Los Angeles.
The escorts (7 Clemsons and 5 DEs) were depth-charging the area like mad while searching for the dastardly offender -- to no effect. The enemy sub simply dived deep and slipped away.




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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/2/2019 11:34:53 AM   
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Situation on 6/20/43
It has been a long time since the Japs had any major warships sunk. This week we bagged one and reset the counter.
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CBI:
Allied anti-LCU air ops at Bangkok continued: 1 squad, 6 arty, 3 afvs destroyed; Moderate & light damage to supply depot.
Allied long-range bombers attacked the Japanese LCUs sitting at the gates of Kweilen. 2 Jap squads were killed and 1 artillery piece was destroyed.

Australia:
Townsville
It was unusually quiet here. Zeke didn't send a BBTF to Townsville this week.

Rockhampton
Allied counteroffensive continued.
1st land battle of Rockhampton. Lt Gen W. Slim vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 6.
Allied losses: 79 squads, 9 arty, 6 afvs. Japanese losses: 83 squads, 14 arty, 3 afvs.
2nd land battle of Rockhampton. General D. MacArthur vs. General Terauchi H. Odds 16. -- HQ generals took the lead again.
Allied losses: 21 squads, 2 arty, 6 afvs. Japanese losses: 69 squads, 8 arty, 5 afvs. -- 2/52nd Inf Div (JA) ELIMINATED

Central Pacific:
Iwo Jima -- 'Hunt for the cruiser'
ACTF 58 under Halsey's command sortied out from Wake to Ulithi but didn't find anything worthwhile to sink there. On its way back, TF 58 spotted and sank a Mogami-class heavy cruiser two squares west/southwest of Iwo Jima -- the very target CenPac hoped to catch. SIGINT reports it was the CA Kumano that we sank. Enemy TF 9 (a single-ship task force) departed Manila for Pagan with standoff range of 2 and was probably going to return to one of the ports on Formosa when Admiral Nimitz caught it and sent it to the bottom. (Halsey was unavailable for some reason) Can't say those Mogami-class CAs aren't sturdy ships: Kumano ate x4 500lb. bombs (x1 *), x1 Mk-13 Torpedo and x4 1000lb. bombs (x2 **) before the cruiser finally choked on the fifth 1000lb. bomb (another **) that my SBDs dumped into its mouth. By the way, this was the first combat deployment of the Grumman F6F Hellcat in our game.

Halsey later said that he had felt somewhat "sorry" for the Kumano stumbling into an Allied death trap like that and he decided the honor of blowing up the first major Japanese warship in months would fit Nimitz better.
Nimitz, who was present during the action on the bridge of CV Saratoga together with Halsey, was not available for comment.

Saipan
Allied navy sortied out from Maloelap to Saipan -- a long stretch of water to cover.
ACTF 52 under Montgomery's command hit the airfield on Saipan. Two surface/bombardment TFs ## 67 & 68 led by Lee & Scott hit Saipan's garrison next.

Cumulative losses in the air for TFs 52 & 58: 30 Hellcats, 68 Wildcats and 44 bombers. Quite high, I'd say.
Cumulative losses in the air for Saipan-based Jap squadrons: 110 A6M2 Reisens and 37 G3M Chukous. The enemy fighter pilots here are well-experienced. Or were.
2 A6M2 Reisens and 3 H6Ks were destroyed on the ground at Saipan. The 53rd Inf Div (JA) lost 14 squads, 25 arty, 10 afvs to shore bombardment.

There were many underwater Japs in the Marianas who tried to put a torpedo into the passing Allied ships, but my ships outran them all.
Nimitz wisely chose the northeastern return route. Four Allied TFs have all finished their movement at the spots roughly along the Pagan-Iwo Jima axis. They shouldn't have much trouble getting to safety.

Ponape
Losses in the air were practically equal:
Japanese: 52 Ki-43-II Hayabusas and 4 bombers.
Allies: 55 P-38G Lightnings.
7 Allied a/c were destroyed on the ground. Allied supply depot sustained light damage 4 times. Night-Betties worked hard indeed.

New Guinea:
Milne Bay
Kido Butai has finished repairs and appears to be readying for offensive operations somewhere. Where?

Weekly sub/antisub operations:
Execution phase ops: Allied subs tried really hard to intercept a few enemy task forces with heavily damaged warships in them off Port Moresby and Milne Bay, but all attempts were unsuccessful.
One Japanese sub was sunk northeast of Saipan by the escorts of TF 67.
Convoy phase ops: We sank 4 Japanese merchants and 2 tankers.




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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/6/2019 12:43:00 PM   
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Situation on 6/27/43
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CBI:
Allied anti-LCU air ops at Bangkok continued: 1 squad, 2 arty, 6 afvs destroyed; light damage to supply depot.
Allied long-range bombers attacked the Japanese LCUs sitting at the gates of Kweilen. 3 squads, 6 arty, 1 afv destroyed.
Japanese army flak claimed 14 or so Wellingtons. Oof.

Australia:
Rockhampton
Allied counteroffensive continued.
1st land battle of Rockhampton. General D. MacArthur vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 19.
Allied losses: 35 squads, 4 arty, 1 afvs. Japanese losses: 47 squads, 11 arty, 3 afvs.
2nd land battle of Rockhampton. General D. MacArthur vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 51.
Allied losses: 18 squads, 9 arty, 3 afvs. Japanese losses: 50 squads, 2 arty, 1 afvs.

Yet another Japanese raid on Rockhampton airfield was successfully repulsed.
Losses in the air:
Japanese: 38 Ki-43-II Hayabusas. Allies: 11 F4U-1 Corsairs.
3 Allied a/c were destroyed on the ground.

Darn. W. Slim KIA by friendly fire from above. First Eichelberger, and now Slim too. Very bad luck. Rockhampton is the graveyard of Allied generals.
In our game, leaders on both sides tend to die on the spot rather than spend months in a hospital recuperating from wounds.

Central/North Pacific:
2 Allied ACTFs split ways: Montgomery went to Midway to restock aircraft, but Halsey ventured north to Paramushiro. What did he expect to find there?
Don't know, but he found nothing of interest. Nothing of interest apart from 16 Betties, of course, that attacked his TF from Aomori. Every hostile plane was downed by Hellcats.

Kido Butai (3 TFs) didn't attack anywhere, but went to the spot 2 hexes south of Saipan. It screened a Jap cargo TF on resupply mission to Saipan.

Ponape
Losses in the air:
Japanese: 42 Ki-43-II Hayabusas. Allies: 33 P-38G Lightnings.
23 Allied a/c were destroyed on the ground.

Weekly sub/antisub operations:
Convoy phase ops: We sank 5 Japanese merchants.




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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/6/2019 6:31:45 PM   
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<<23 Allied a/c were destroyed on the ground.>>

what "a/c" stand for ?

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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/6/2019 7:21:16 PM   
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Hattori Hanzo,
"a/c" means aircraft, particularly undifferentiated aircraft. (usually fighters and/or bombers of one or several models on a bombed airfield)

By the way, it's worth reminding everyone: combat reports in Pacwar lump together planes that were completely destroyed during an air action/shore bombardment with planes that were only damaged during it.
These are the numbers I usually list as losses, because I'm too lazy to include the precise tallies of destroyed and damaged planes. (it's very inconvenient)
I should say that I have not been entirely consistent in my reports of air losses throughout this AAR, especially in the beginning. Sometimes I reported precise figures, which I calculated separately.

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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/6/2019 10:04:41 PM   
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What more can you do when odds of 51 fail to remove the Japanese from Rockhampton?

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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/7/2019 12:00:37 AM   
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Randomizer,
What more can you do when odds of 51 fail to remove the Japanese from Rockhampton?

Push for the odds of 126. Alternatively, keep assaulting them until every enemy division gets reduced to 0 squads and is eliminated automatically.
Seriously though, there isn't much of a fighting spirit left in those three rump Japanese divisions. They're not the threat they used to be.
They are getting weaker with each subsequent turn, while my divisions/brigades/regiments are only getting stronger.

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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/7/2019 3:02:33 PM   
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Situation on 7/04/43
FLASH: Allied carriers raid Sapporo. Sink more than a dozen Marus. Devastate a Jap factory producing Zeroes.
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CBI:
Allied anti-LCU air ops at Bangkok continued: 3 squads, 7 arty, 6 afvs destroyed; Moderate damage to supply depot.
Allied long-range bombers attacked the Japanese LCUs sitting at the gates of Kweilen. 2 artillery pieces destroyed.

Australia:
Rockhampton
Allied counteroffensive continued.
### Lt Gen I. Swift vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 32.
Allied losses: 13 squads, 2 arty, 2 afvs. Japanese losses: 35 squads, 10 arty, 3 afvs.
### Lt Gen I. Swift vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 35.
Allied losses: 6 squads, 2 arty, 3 afvs. Japanese losses: 11 squads, 6 arty.

There were only 24 squads left between the three cutoff Jap divisions after the end-of-turn battle.
By the way, one of the engineer units I withdrew, the 2 Corps Engr (AUS) now consists of a *single* squad of engineers, down from its proper TO&E strength of 108.
It joined in an assault on 6/20/43 and took a fair beating even though it hadn't been activated. If you're not following clear orders, don't complain when things get ugly for you as a consequence.

North Pacific/Japan:
Sapporo
Allied ACTFs have been itching for a port raid like this for what, months? years? the whole war?
In any case, SIGINT peeked into the ports of Japan this week and found a prize: x50 3000t Marus sitting in an unprotected harbor at Sapporo. No air cover, no nothing.
Only a small Betty squadron stationed at Aomori next door. You know what this means, don't you?

BANZAI CHARGE!!!!!
Not one but TWO Allied ACTFs sortied to Sapporo:
Halsey [CV Cabot, CV Saratoga, CVL Independence and others], coming from the spot 3 hexes southeast of Paramushiro.
McCain [CV Essex, CV Wasp, CV Hornet and others], coming all the way from Midway.

x12 3000t Marus were sunk. I had hoped it would be more, but Halsey's TF didn't engage the Marus in port. Neither did it engage them as they escaped into a task force.
The possible reason is that it was low on PPs after 3 turns of continuous operations. Oh well, 12 Japanese vessels sunk in one go is a good starter.
The A6M2 Reisen factory at Sapporo was devastated: x3 Moderate & x1 light damage was reported. So nice..

Cumulative air losses for Allied ACTFs: 27 fighters, 30 bombers. Base flak hurts.
Cumulative air losses for Jap Betty squadrons (from Aomori, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka): 32 Betties.
My ACTFs withstood 1 daytime and 9 nighttime strikes by Betties, none of which did any damage.

Central Pacific:
Ponape
Losses in the air:
Japanese: 36 Ki-43-II Hayabusas. Allies: 41 P-38G Lightnings.
11 Allied a/c were destroyed on the ground.
P-47 Thunderbolts had been transferred to Ponape earlier this week. They engaged the enemy, but Hayabusas somehow managed to evade them in the first battle and in the second one Hayabusas shot down 7 Thunderbolts for 10 lost of their own.
Huh? Not so great a performance for a combat debut in the Pacific theater. Do better next time and batter those Oscar baddies. I know you can.

Weekly sub/antisub operations:
Convoy phase ops: We sank 5 Japanese merchants, 2 tankers and 1 DE. I get many contacts each week, but not nearly as many sinkings.




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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/9/2019 9:50:46 AM   
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The last weeks were very bad for my Japs. The loss of Rockhampton should have been prevented by my CVTFs and I failed :(

The probings of Saipan and Sapporo took me by surprise and were a tactical victory for my opponent. From the strategy point of view I’m not sure if these were not Pyrrhic. My opponent lost 2 months for little advantage.

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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/15/2019 4:17:59 PM   
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quote:

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The last weeks were very bad for my Japs. The loss of Rockhampton should have been prevented by my CVTFs and I failed :(

The probings of Saipan and Sapporo took me by surprise and were a tactical victory for my opponent. From the strategy point of view I’m not sure if these were not Pyrrhic. My opponent lost 2 months for little advantage.

I had been watching Zeke's ACTFs and BBTFs very closely, constantly looking for a possible opening at Rockhampton and Zeke was kind enough to provide me with one. The turn before my amphibious assault I analyzed the situation and came to a conclusion that Zeke wouldn't send another BBTF (or ACTF) to Rockhampton that week. My analysis turned out to be accurate.

Not sure as to why Zeke feels the need to describe my victories as ultimately "Pyrrhic". Does he really take such a dim view of my capabilites as Allied Commander-in-Chief? It's a pleasure to see him admit that my actions took him by surprise though.

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RE: AAR: Istfemer (A) vs zeke99 (J) - 2/15/2019 7:43:24 PM   
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Situation on 7/11/43
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CBI:
Allied anti-LCU air ops at Bangkok continued: 3 squads, 3 arty, 6 afvs destroyed.
Allied long-range bombers raided Medan. Supply depot received light damage; oil industry received Moderate & light damage.

Australia:
Townsville
Allied air raid on Townsville airfield was a success.
Losses in the air:
Allies: 18 F4U-1 Corsairs, 9 bombers. Japanese: 46 Ki-43-II Hayabusas.
6 Japanese a/c were destroyed on the ground. Light damage to supply depot.

Rockhampton
Allied counteroffensive continued.
### General D. MacArthur vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 35.
Allied losses: 10 squads, 2 arty, 4 afvs. Japanese losses: 33 squads, 10 arty, 4 afvs.
### Lt Gen I. Swift vs. Lt Gen Horii T. Odds 86.
Allied losses: 5 squads. Japanese losses: 20 squads, 7 arty, 8 afvs. -- 5th Inf Div (JA) and 38th Inf Div (JA) ELIMINATED

Only the 7th Inf Div (JA) still resists.

North Pacific:
Paramushiro-Attu
I ordered a depot strike on Attu as part of a planned withdrawal. Neither ACTF executed it due to a powerful storm sweeping through Attu.
Zeroes from Paramushiro, taking advantage of overcast weather around my carriers, got into a few engagements with Allied CAP on their own terms.

Cumulative air losses for both Allied ACTFs: 15 F4F Wildcats.
Cumulative air losses for Paramushiro-based Jap squadrons : 12 A6M2 Reisens.

Central Pacific:
Ponape
The air war here only picked up momentum.
Losses in the air:
Japanese: 59 Ki-43-II Hayabusas. Allies: 61 P-38G Lightnings, 23 P-47D Thunderbolts.
23 Allied a/c were destroyed on the ground.

This isn't good. Thunderbolts shot down 14 Hayabusas, losing in turn 23 of their own?! Come on!
I'm going to order more Thunderbolts for my airgroups on Ponape. I hope *those* will perform better.

Weekly sub/antisub operations:
Execution phase ops: Salmon subs off Admiralty I. spotted a TF of 4 DDs but didn't attack them.
Convoy phase ops: We sank 28 Japanese merchants, 1 tanker and 2 CDs. The Gato sub group stationed just southwest of Takao made 26 attacks this turn.




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Situation on 7/18/43
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CBI:
Allied anti-LCU air ops at Bangkok continued: 1 squad, 3 arty, 6 afvs destroyed; light & light damage to supply depot.
Allied long-range bombers raided Medan. Supply depot received Moderate damage; oil industry received light & light damage.

Australia:
Townsville
Allies resumed their anti-LCU air ops in this area.

Rockhampton
Allied counteroffensive finally overwhelmed the Japs.
### Lt Gen C. Hall vs. Lt Gen Mutaguchi R. Odds 273
Japanese losses: 11 squads, 5 arty, 6 afvs. -- 7th Inf Div (JA) ELIMINATED

The road to the Aussies trapped at Townsville has been unblocked.
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ORIGINAL: zeke99

After months of planning and preparation the Japanese did a surprise attack and took Rockhampton after fierce fighting.

The main Australian LCUs are now trapped in Townsville, a Stalingrad moment looming?

Allied HQ should be in panic by now

Zeke got his Stalingrad handed to him. 'Beware of what you wish for' indeed.

List of Allied LCUs which escaped encirclement:
1st Inf Div (AUS)
6th Inf Div (AUS)
7th Inf Div (AUS)
1st Mot Bde (AUS)
11th Inf Bde (AUS)
13th Inf Bde (AUS)

A squadron of Hayabusas bombed Rockhampton's depots at night. F4U-1 Corsairs intercepted, but some Hayabusas got through & inflicted light damage on the depot.
By the way, last turn those Hayabusas did the very same thing, except that last turn they evaded Corsairs completely.

Central Pacific:
Ponape
Thunderbolts are slowly turning the air war at Ponape in our favor.
Losses in the air:
Japanese: 68 Ki-43-II Hayabusas. Allies: 40 P-47D Thunderbolts.
8 Allied a/c were destroyed on the ground.

Weekly sub/antisub operations:
Convoy phase ops: We sank 34 Japanese merchants, 2 tankers and 1 CD. Very good performance. One Gato sub group made 30 attacks this turn.




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Disney propaganda = meh. You really need to get Fritz Freleng and Loony Tunes on side with the Pacific war effort. With 62 merchants and three tankers in two weeks, unrestricted submarine warfare might just be making a dent in the Japanese merchant fleet. Your subs seem to be doing great things, are you keeping a running total of their sinkings?

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