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Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944

If you like blood this is the one for you. a lot of blood!!
I attempted to stop the allies taking Okinawa and get fighters in range to sweep japan.
This is how in 4 days you can loose almost all you have but take quite a lot down with you - it involves massive CV battles with heavy losses on both sides then the epic BB battles including New Jersey V Musushai...
This is part 1 18-20 September where Japan seems to have the upper hand - then it all goes wrong. Both sides CV react - mine despite being told not to as I only wanted to keep enough range to reach the landing ships at Okinawa.I am Japan, PBEM, SCN2, 2 DAY TURNS
Its actually my only game that has got this far and has been a steep learning curve despite early victories.

PART 1 18/20 Sept 44

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 18, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 95,66, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-848
MTB G-872

Allied Ships
CA Portland
CA Indianapolis
DD Russell
DD Roe
DE Fair
DE Griswold
DE Lake
DE Lyman
DE Manlove
DE Reynolds
DMS Forrest
SC-517
SC-518
SC-634
APA Wharton
APA Harris
APA Zeilin
APA Henry T. Allen
APA Crescent City
APA Arthur Middleton
APA George Clymer
APA Monrovia
APA Calvert
APA Frederick Funston
APA James O'Hara
APA Feland
APA Ormsby
APA John Land
APA Herald of Morning
APA Storm King
LSV Catskill
LST-38
LST-39
LST-40
LST-43
LST-227
LST-241
LST-242
LST-244
LST-246
LST-247
LST-249
LST-268
LST-271
LST-272
LST-273
LST-274
LST-277
LST-339
LST-341
LST-343
LST-353
LST-356
LST-447
LST-449
LST-458
LST-459
LST-460
LCI-75, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
LST-481, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
CA Portland collides with LST-481 at 95 , 66
LST-38 collides with LST-482 at 95 , 66
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-481 , LST-480 ,
LST-479 , LST-477 , LST-474 ,
LST-473 , LST-470 , LST-469 ,
LST-468 , LST-467 , LST-465 ,
LST-464 , LST-462 , LST-460 ,
LST-459 , LST-458 , LST-449 ,
LST-447 , LST-356 , LST-353 ,
LST-343 , LST-341 , LST-339 ,
LST-277 , LST-274 , LST-273 ,
LST-272 , LST-271 , LST-268 ,
LST-249 , LST-247 , LST-246 ,
LST-244 , LST-242 , LST-241 ,
LST-227 , LST-43 , LST-40 ,
LST-39 , LST-38 , LCI-549 screened from combat
- escorted by DE Lyman , DE Griswold , DE Fair
DD Roe engages MTB G-872 at 2,000 yards
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-481 , LST-480 ,
LST-479 , LST-477 , LST-474 ,
LST-473 , LST-470 , LST-469 ,
LST-468 , LST-467 , LST-465 ,
LST-464 , LST-462 , LST-460 ,
LST-459 , LST-458 , LST-449 ,
LST-447 , LST-356 , LST-353 ,
LST-343 , LST-341 , LST-339 ,
LST-277 , LST-274 , LST-273 ,
LST-272 , LST-271 , LST-268 ,
LST-249 , LST-247 , LST-246 ,
LST-244 , LST-242 , LST-241 ,
LST-227 , LST-43 , LST-40 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Roe , DE Manlove , DE Griswold ,
SC-634
MTB G-848 engages DE Lyman at 2,000 yards
MTB G-848 engages LCI-75 at 2,000 yards
DE Reynolds collides with LST-481 at 95 , 66
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-481 , LST-480 ,
LST-479 , LST-477 , LST-474 ,
LST-473 , LST-470 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Roe , DD Russell , DE Reynolds ,
DE Lyman , DE Griswold , DE Fair ,
SC-517
MTB G-872 engages LCI-75 at 2,000 yards
CA Portland engages MTB G-872 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
LSI(L) Empire Pride collides with LST-481 at 95 , 66
LST-343 collides with LST-482 at 95 , 66
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston screened from combat
- escorted by DD Roe , DD Russell , DE Reynolds ,
DE Manlove , DE Lyman , DE Lake ,
DE Griswold , DE Fair , SC-634 ,
SC-518 , SC-517
APA Frederick Funston collides with LST-481 at 95 , 66
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-481 , LST-480 ,
LST-479 , LST-477 , LST-474 ,
LST-473 , LST-470 , LST-469 ,
LST-468 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Roe , DD Russell , DE Reynolds ,
DE Manlove , DE Griswold , SC-634 ,
SC-518
Range increases to 4,000 yards
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-480 , LST-479 ,
LST-477 , LST-474 , LST-473 ,
LST-470 , LST-469 , LST-468 ,
LST-467 , LST-465 , LST-464 ,
LST-462 , LST-460 , LST-459 ,
LST-458 , LST-449 , LST-447 ,
LST-356 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Russell , DE Manlove , DE Lyman ,
DE Fair , SC-634 , SC-518
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-480 , LST-479 ,
LST-477 , LST-474 , LST-473 ,
LST-470 , LST-469 screened from combat
- escorted by DE Reynolds , DE Lyman , DE Lake ,
DE Griswold , DE Fair , SC-518 ,
SC-517
LST-473 collides with LST-482 at 95 , 66
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-480 , LST-479 ,
LST-477 , LST-474 , LST-473 ,
LST-470 , LST-469 , LST-468 ,
LST-467 , LST-465 , LST-464 ,
LST-462 , LST-460 , LST-459 ,
LST-458 , LST-449 , LST-447 ,
LST-356 , LST-353 , LST-343 ,
LST-341 , LST-339 , LST-277 ,
LST-274 , LST-273 , LST-272 ,
LST-271 , LST-268 , LST-249 ,
LST-247 , LST-246 , LST-244 ,
LST-242 , LST-241 , LST-227 ,
LST-43 , LST-40 , LST-39 ,
LST-38 , LCI-549 , LCI-448 ,
LCI-83 , LCI-75 , LCI-63 ,
LCI(G)-78 , LCI(G)-77 screened from combat
- escorted by DE Manlove , DE Lake , DE Fair
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-480 , LST-479 ,
LST-477 , LST-474 , LST-473 ,
LST-470 , LST-469 , LST-468 ,
LST-467 , LST-465 , LST-464 ,
LST-462 , LST-460 , LST-459 ,
LST-458 , LST-449 , LST-447 ,
LST-356 , LST-353 , LST-343 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Roe , DE Reynolds , DE Lake ,
DE Griswold , SC-634 , SC-517
DE Lyman engages MTB G-872 at 4,000 yards
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-480 , LST-479 ,
LST-477 , LST-474 , LST-473 ,
LST-470 , LST-469 , LST-468 ,
LST-467 , LST-465 , LST-464 ,
LST-462 , LST-460 , LST-459 ,
LST-458 , LST-449 , LST-447 ,
LST-356 , LST-353 , LST-343 ,
LST-341 , LST-339 , LST-277 ,
LST-274 , LST-273 , LST-272 ,
LST-271 , LST-268 , LST-249 ,
LST-247 , LST-246 , LST-244 ,
LST-242 screened from combat
- escorted by DE Reynolds , DE Lyman , DE Lake ,
DE Fair
CA Portland engages MTB G-848 at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
MTB G-848 engages DE Lyman at 3,000 yards
APA Storm King , APA Herald of Morning , APA John Land ,
APA Ormsby , APA Feland , APA James O'Hara ,
APA Frederick Funston , APA Calvert , APA Monrovia ,
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA Henry T. Allen , APA Zeilin , APA Harris ,
APA Wharton , LSI(L) Westralia , LSI(L) Kanimbla ,
LSI(L) Manoora , LSI(L) Empire Silver , LSI(L) Glenorchy ,
LSI(L) Glenstrae , LSI(L) Glenapp , LSI(L) Empire Pride ,
LSI(L) Dunedin Star , LSI(L) Australia Star , LSI(L) Empire Star ,
LSI(L) Empire Battleaxe , LSV Catskill , LST-484 ,
LST-482 , LST-480 screened from combat
- escorted by DD Russell , DE Manlove , DE Lyman ,
DE Lake , DE Griswold , SC-634 ,
SC-518 , SC-517
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 95,66, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MGB G-235
MGB G-237, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Ingersoll
DD Irwin
DD Isherwood
DD Kidd
DD Kimberly
DD Knapp
DD LaVallette
DD Laws
DD Longshaw
DD Luce
DD Newcomb
DD Nicholas

Low visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Hirata H. crosses the 'T'
DD Nicholas engages MGB G-237 at 2,000 yards
DD Newcomb engages MGB G-237 at 2,000 yards
Hirata H. orders Japanese TF to disengage
MGB G-237 sunk by DD Nicholas at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
DD Isherwood engages MGB G-235 at 4,000 yards
Hirata H. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Nicholas engages MGB G-235 at 5,000 yards
DD Longshaw engages MGB G-235 at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Nicholas engages MGB G-235 at 7,000 yards
DD Kidd engages MGB G-235 at 7,000 yards
DD Isherwood engages MGB G-235 at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Nicholas engages MGB G-235 at 8,000 yards
DD Irwin engages MGB G-235 at 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 94,66, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MGB G-235

Allied Ships
CVE Chenango
CVE Santee
CVE Nassau
CVE Altamaha
CVE Breton
CVE Wake Island
CVE Marcus Island
CVE Long Island
CLAA Oakland
CLAA Reno
CL Helena
CL Phoenix
DD Marshall
DD McCord
DD McDermut
DD McGowan
DD McKee
DD McNair
DD Melvin
DD Mertz
DD Miller
DD Morrison
DD Murray
DD Wedderburn
DD Monssen II

Poor visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CVE Long Island , CVE Marcus Island , CVE Wake Island ,
CVE Breton , CVE Altamaha , CVE Nassau ,
CVE Santee , CVE Chenango screened from combat
- escorted by DD Monssen II , DD Wedderburn , DD Murray ,
DD Morrison , DD Miller , DD Mertz ,
DD Melvin , DD McNair , DD McKee ,
DD McGowan , DD McDermut , DD McCord
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Air Combat TF evades combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 94,66, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MGB G-235, Shell hits 20, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown
CV Essex
CV Yorktown II
CVL San Jacinto
BB Iowa
CA Boston
CL Denver
CL Santa Fe
DD Bache
DD Beale
DD Bell
DD Bennion
DD Black
DD Braine
DD Brown
DD Bryant
DD Bullard
DD Burns
DD Bush

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
MGB G-235 sunk by CV Yorktown II at 1,000 yards
MGB G-235 sunk by CV Yorktown II at 1,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Night Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 100 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Portland

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Sub attack near Taongi at 135,103

Japanese Ships
E Takashima

Allied Ships
SS Atule

SS Atule launches 2 torpedoes at E Takashima
Atule diving deep ....
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima attacking submerged sub ....
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 94,67, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-848
MTB G-872

Allied Ships
CA Portland
CA Indianapolis
DD Russell
DD Roe
DE Fair
DE Griswold
DE Lake
DE Lyman
DE Manlove
DE Reynolds
DMS Forrest
SC-517
SC-518
SC-634
APA Wharton
APA Harris
APA Zeilin
APA Henry T. Allen
APA Crescent City
APA Arthur Middleton
APA George Clymer
APA Monrovia
APA Calvert
APA Frederick Funston
APA James O'Hara
APA Feland
APA Ormsby
APA John Land
APA Herald of Morning
APA Storm King
LSV Catskill
LST-38
LST-39
LST-40
LST-43
LST-227
LST-241
LST-242
LST-244
LST-246
LST-247
LST-249
LST-268
LST-271
LST-272
LST-273
LST-274
LST-277
LST-339
LST-341
LST-343
LST-353
LST-356
LST-447
LST-449
LST-458
LST-459
LST-460

Low visibility due to Rain
Maximum visibility in Rain: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 29,000 yards...
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Submarine attack near Kanoya at 103,62

Japanese Ships
xAKL Nanking Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Bonefish

xAKL Nanking Maru is sighted by SS Bonefish
SS Bonefish launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Nanking Maru


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Sub attack near Taongi at 134,105

Japanese Ships
E Chiburi
E Takashima

Allied Ships
SS Guitarro, hits 1

Captain of SS Guitarro elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima attacking submerged sub ....
E Takashima fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Takashima attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Saipan , at 108,93

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 17

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
A6M3 Zero x 6
A6M5 Zero x 23
N1K1-J George x 9
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(23 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 23 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
Raid is overhead
S-301 Hikotai Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 9 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 31000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Nanchang , at 85,54

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
A6M3 Zero x 5
A6M5 Zero x 8
N1K1-J George x 7

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3 Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 143 minutes
S-301 Hikotai Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 17490.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Nanchang , at 85,54

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Taichu , at 86,64

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 152 NM, estimated altitude 24,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-43-IIb Oscar sweeping at 22810 feet

CAP engaged:
21st FG/72nd FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 20th Engineer Regiment, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 18

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
100 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

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



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Morning Air attack on 21st Division, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 31

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Vengeance I bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
15 x Vengeance I bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th RGC/C Division, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 13
A-20G Havoc x 12

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 20th RGC/C Division, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 19

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Kainan Naval Base Force, at 70,63 , near Samah

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kainan Naval Base Force, at 70,63 , near Samah

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Mitchell III x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Mitchell III bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Engineer Regiment, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 13

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Engineer Regiment, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 11

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 65th Brigade, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 27

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 65th Brigade ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 65th Brigade ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 65th Brigade ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...


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Morning Air attack on 65th Brigade, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 25th Division, at 82,26 (Kiuchuan)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vengeance I bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 67th Infantry Brigade, at 82,37 , near Kungchang

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vengeance I bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 104th/A Division, at 77,60 , near Hong Kong

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Barracuda II bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 79th Garrison Battalion, at 48,88 (Djambi)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16
B-25D1 Mitchell x 24
B-25H Mitchell x 15
B-25J1 Mitchell x 14
P-40N5 Warhawk x 49

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
264th Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 17000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 143
P-38L Lightning x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 14 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 14 destroyed on ground
P1Y1 Frances: 15 destroyed on ground
A6M5b Zero: 8 destroyed on ground
H6K4-L Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground
N1K1-J George: 6 destroyed on ground
G4M2a Betty: 6 destroyed on ground
D4Y1-C Judy: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 4 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged

Airbase hits 35
Airbase supply hits 21
Runway hits 152

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed on ground
D4Y1-C Judy: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 79th Garrison Battalion, at 48,88 (Djambi)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J1 Mitchell x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 22

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
22 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 11

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Engineer Regiment, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 3
A-20G Havoc x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1-C Judy: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-32 Mary: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-II Topsy: 3 destroyed on ground
L3Y2 Tina: 1 destroyed on ground
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 32

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 10

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 79th Garrison Battalion, at 48,88 (Djambi)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 50 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Runway hits 13

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



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Runway hits 9

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



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Morning Air attack on 31st Infantry Regiment, at 82,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 22

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 30th RGC Division ...
Also attacking 31st Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 30th RGC Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 31st Infantry Regiment, at 82,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 15

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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



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Morning Air attack on 79th Garrison Battalion, at 48,88 (Djambi)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J1 Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 79th Garrison Battalion, at 48,88 (Djambi)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 14

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 15

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



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Morning Air attack on 138th Infantry Regiment, at 83,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 51st Recon Regiment, at 83,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 48

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
23 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
2 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 10

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
5 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 6th Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 6th Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 79th Garrison Battalion, at 48,88 (Djambi)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 1st RGC Division, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 23

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 5 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Tanegashima , at 102,62

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-51B Mustang sweeping at 31000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Nanchang , at 85,54

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 31000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Naha at 94,67

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
G3M3 Nell x 18
N1K1-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12
F6F-5 Hellcat x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 10 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed by flak
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DE Lake, Kamikaze hits 1, heavy damage
LST-277, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
LST-449
LST-39

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G3M3 Nell flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 37000.
Raid is overhead
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes

Massive explosion on LST-277


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Afternoon Air attack on 51st Recon Regiment, at 83,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 25

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd NCPC Infantry Brigade, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 23

Allied aircraft losses
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
391 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd NCPC Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd NCPC Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 2nd NCPC Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 6th Ind.Infantry Brigade ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd NCPC Infantry Brigade, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 14

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Kainan Naval Base Force, at 70,63 , near Samah

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 21

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Spitfire VIII bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Kainan Naval Base Force, at 70,63 , near Samah

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 19

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Spitfire VIII bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
A6M3 Zero x 2
A6M5 Zero x 7
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 58

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 8 damaged

Manpower hits 7
Fires 4230

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
Raid is overhead
S-301 Hikotai Det B with N1K1-J George (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 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
A6M3 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 1
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged

Fires 3570

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 36000.
Raid is overhead
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
S-301 Hikotai Det B with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 3 damaged
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-301 Hikotai Det B with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 6 damaged

Manpower hits 11
Fires 8330

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-301 Hikotai Det B with N1K1-J George (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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 2 damaged

Manpower hits 8
Fires 11900

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-301 Hikotai Det B with N1K1-J George (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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 3 damaged

Light Industry hits 1
Fires 11900

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-301 Hikotai Det B with N1K1-J George (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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Ground combat at Naha (95,66)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 58889 troops, 1317 guns, 1663 vehicles, Assault Value = 2442

Defending force 24217 troops, 343 guns, 132 vehicles, Assault Value = 562

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 3284

Japanese adjusted defense: 603

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 5

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+), disruption(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
4364 casualties reported
Squads: 87 destroyed, 204 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 70 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 62 (24 destroyed, 38 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
816 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 268 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Guns lost 66 (3 destroyed, 63 disabled)
Vehicles lost 42 (4 destroyed, 38 disabled)

Assaulting units:
31st Infantry Division
775th Tank Battalion
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
40th Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division
1st Filipino Inf Regiment
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
706th Tank Battalion
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
711th Tank Battalion
41st Infantry Division
97th Field Artillery Battalion
I Corps Artillery
I US Corps
XI Corps Artillery
XI US Corps
134th Field Artillery Battalion
249th Field Artillery Battalion
251st Field Artillery Battalion
X Corps Artillery
147th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
77th Infantry Brigade
15th Ind.Mixed Regiment
II/66th Naval Guard Unit
79th Field AA Battalion
19th JAAF Base Force
Okinawa Naval Base Force
32nd Army
14th Mortar Battalion
80th Field AA Battalion
81st Field AA Battalion
Nansei Shoto JNAF Base Force
2nd Shipping Engineer Regiment
100th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
148th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Hengchun (84,67)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 49104 troops, 872 guns, 993 vehicles, Assault Value = 2001

Defending force 16801 troops, 116 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 498

Assaulting units:
29th Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Division
37th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
44th Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
710th Tank Battalion
716th Tank Battalion
3rd Marine Division

Defending units:
59th Infantry Brigade
16th Engineer Regiment
55th Infantry Brigade
24th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th Garrison Unit
51st Const Co
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
53rd Field AA Battalion
59th Field AA Battalion
50th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Djambi (48,88)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3048 troops, 36 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

Defending force 164 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Allied adjusted assault: 104

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 104 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Djambi !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
226 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
475th USA Regiment

Defending units:
79th Garrison Battalion


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 62793 troops, 1133 guns, 1712 vehicles, Assault Value = 2538

Defending force 22210 troops, 304 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 373

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

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

Assaulting units:
7th Australian Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
255th Indian Tank Brigade
Gardner's Horse Regiment
268th Motorised Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
Port Moresby Brigade
26th Indian Division
6th Australian Division
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
50th Tank Brigade
9th Australian Division
1st Medium Regiment
I Australian Corps
XXXIII Indian Corps
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment
2nd Medium Regiment
109th Tank Attack Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
3rd (Special Force) Division

Defending units:
22nd Division
62nd Air Flotilla
51st Road Const Co
Hong Kong Special Base Force
45th Road Const Co
21st AA Regiment
71st Field AA Battalion
22nd AA Regiment
13th Ind.AA Gun Co
32nd Special Base Force
3rd Mobile AA Battalion
2nd Air Division
21st Special Base Force


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Ground combat at Bangkok (56,62)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 73786 troops, 1560 guns, 1327 vehicles, Assault Value = 2564

Defending force 25733 troops, 175 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 464

Japanese ground losses:
205 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
16th Chindit Brigade
28th (East African) Brigade
1st Australian Division
2nd British Division
Lushai Brigade
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
5th Australian Division
14th Army Engineer Battalion
43rd Cavalry Regiment
11th PAVO Regiment
22nd (East African) Brigade
14th Chindit Brigade
25th Indian Division
5th Indian Division
18th SP Field Artillery Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Army
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
85th Medium Regiment
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
II Australian
2nd Indian Field Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
134th (East Ang) Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
88th Medium Regiment
86th Medium Regiment
IV Indian Corps
26th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
87th Medium Regiment
1st Indian Medium Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
46th Naval Guard Unit
9th Garrison Unit
27th/B Division
27th/C Division
20th Infantry Regiment
35th Ind.Mixed Brigade
302nd Ind.Infantry Battalion
36th Ind.Mixed Brigade
38th/B Division
61st Division Engineer Battalion
23rd AA Regiment
28th Army
Tanaka Det
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
7th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
34th Field AA Battalion
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
36th Field AA Battalion


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Ground combat at 61,67 (near Kratie)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 848 troops, 8 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 2043 troops, 0 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Assaulting units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion

Defending units:
56th Const Co
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
34th Road Const Co
42nd Engineer Regiment
Southern Army
3rd Naval Construction Battalion


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Ground combat at Chiang Mai (58,53)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18542 troops, 139 guns, 52 vehicles, Assault Value = 1000

Defending force 22030 troops, 163 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 620

Assaulting units:
83rd Chinese Corps
Provisionl Tank Brigade
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Garrison Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
6th New Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

Defending units:
41st Guard Battalion
65th Brigade
21st Division
12th Garrison Unit
3rd Air Division
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Burma Area Army
36th Const Co
91st JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at 50,77 (near Temuloh)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 854 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 1042 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Assaulting units:
44th (Support) Battalion

Defending units:
44th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at 83,46 (near Ichang)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14350 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 702

Defending force 5412 troops, 49 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 210

Assaulting units:
31st Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
Lusu War Area

Defending units:
12th RGC Temp. Division
110th/A Division


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Ground combat at 82,59 (near Amoy)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5762 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 254

Defending force 8924 troops, 123 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

Assaulting units:
35th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
31st Infantry Regiment
28th RGC Temp. Division
32nd Division
30th RGC Division


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Ground combat at Kiukiang (85,53)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 15216 troops, 91 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 573

Defending force 4690 troops, 30 guns, 64 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

Assaulting units:
66th Chinese Corps Corps
78th Chinese Corps
30th Group Army

Defending units:
54th Infantry Brigade
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment


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Ground combat at 83,59 (near Amoy)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6556 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 276

Defending force 2931 troops, 32 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 88

Assaulting units:
98th Chinese Corps
39th Group Army

Defending units:
1st Recon Battalion
51st Recon Regiment
138th Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at 83,57 (near Kanhsien)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 10656 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 376

Defending force 417 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Assaulting units:
1st New Chinese Corps

Defending units:
5th RGC Division


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Ground combat at 77,57 (near Wuchow)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3528 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 404

Defending force 4172 troops, 34 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 151

Assaulting units:
64th Chinese/A Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
64th Chinese/B Corps
7th War Area
12th Construction Regiment

Defending units:
104th/B Division


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Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5676 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 293

Defending force 5180 troops, 18 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 133

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

Assaulting units:
58th Chinese/C Corps
58th Chinese/B Corps
3rd New Chinese/B Corps

Defending units:
3rd South Seas Det.
20th Engineer Regiment
20th RGC/C Division
59th Construction Battalion
131st Naval Construction Battalion


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 19, 44

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Night Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M2 Betty x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M2 Betty: 10 damaged
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Nicholas
DD Newcomb
DD Irwin
DD Knapp
DD LaVallette
DD Kidd

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G4M2 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo



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Night Air attack on Kume-jima , at 94,65

Weather in hex: Extreme overcast

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 6

Allied aircraft
P-39N2 Airacobra x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
71st RG/110th RS/A with P-39N2 Airacobra (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Sub attack near Bikini at 132,110

Japanese Ships
E No.16
AK Yokohama Maru

Allied Ships
SS Kete, hits 7

SS Kete launches 2 torpedoes at E No.16
Kete diving deep ....
E No.16 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.16 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.16 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.16 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.16 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Naha at 95,66

Japanese Ships
SS I-10

Allied Ships
DD Wilkes
DD Patterson
DD McCook

SS I-10 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Wilkes
DD Patterson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD McCook fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCook fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD McCook fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Kume-jima , at 94,65

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 10

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 46
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 5 destroyed

CAP engaged:
18th FG/44th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
318th FG/73rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
21 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 33000 , scrambling fighters between 33000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
18th FG/78th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
21 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
343rd FG/344th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kume-jima , at 94,65

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 20

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 33
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 49

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
18th FG/44th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
318th FG/73rd FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 33000 , scrambling fighters between 28520 and 39520.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
18th FG/78th FS with P-47D25 Thunderbolt (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 24000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
343rd FG/344th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Saipan , at 108,93

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kiungshan , at 71,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 20

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
A6M3 Zero x 1
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M3 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 36000.
Raid is overhead
S-301 Hikotai Det B with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
N1K1-J George x 9
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 13
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-61-Id Tony x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 12

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Id Tony: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
S-301 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 34000 , scrambling fighters between 28000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
260th Sentai/B with Ki-84a Frank (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 34000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
11th Sentai/C with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 34000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
59th Sentai/C with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
265th Sentai/B with Ki-61-Id Tony (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 32810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 32810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
S-306 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 34000 and 41000.
Raid is overhead
24th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 1 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 34000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 34000
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *

CAP engaged:
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
N1K1-J George x 2
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 10
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 7

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (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 12810 , scrambling fighters to 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
260th Sentai/B with Ki-84a Frank (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 34000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
59th Sentai/C with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (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 34000 , scrambling fighters between 28000 and 42000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (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 34000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
S-301 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (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 34000 , scrambling fighters to 33470.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
11th Sentai/C with Ki-84a Frank (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 34000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
S-306 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (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 41000 , scrambling fighters to 30470.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (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 19000 , scrambling fighters between 32470 and 35470.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Nanchang , at 85,54

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 4

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (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 12810 , scrambling fighters to 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
11th Sentai/C with Ki-84a Frank (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 34000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Raid is overhead
24th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
54th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (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 34000 , scrambling fighters between 31000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (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 34000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Nanchang , at 85,54

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 17

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 23

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Nanchang , at 85,54

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Taichu , at 86,64

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 137 NM, estimated altitude 24,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VMF-223 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VMF-314 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 97th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 3

Allied aircraft
P-40N Warhawk x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd FG/32nd FS CACW with P-40N Warhawk (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 29000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 59th Infantry Brigade, at 84,67 (Hengchun)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 59th Infantry Brigade, at 84,67 (Hengchun)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 55th Infantry Brigade, at 84,67 (Hengchun)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 32
TBM-1C Avenger x 28

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
28 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 55th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 55th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 55th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 55th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 55th Infantry Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 55th Infantry Brigade, at 84,67 (Hengchun)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 18
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 18
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x SB2C-3 Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
18 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
18 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 15th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 16th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 55th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 16th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 55th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 16th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 55th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 16th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 55th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 15th Garrison Unit ...
Also attacking 16th Engineer Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 84,67 (Hengchun)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 15
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 16th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 16th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 16th Engineer Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 131st Naval Construction Battalion, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 18
Beaufort VIII x 4
A-20G Havoc x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
71 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 131st Naval Construction Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on 15th Garrison Unit , at 84,67 (Hengchun)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 50th JAAF AF Bn , at 84,67 (Hengchun)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 6th Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 10

Allied aircraft losses
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 6th Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 13

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Recon Regiment, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 11

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Division, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 16

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Vengeance I bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 21st Division, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 15

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Vengeance I bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 3rd South Seas Det. , at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 35
A-20G Havoc x 6

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 6 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 59th Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 131st Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 3rd South Seas Det. , at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kainan Naval Base Force, at 70,63 , near Samah

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kainan Naval Base Force, at 70,63 , near Samah

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Mitchell III x 7

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Mitchell III bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th RGC/C Division, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 14

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...


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Morning Air attack on Kiungshan , at 71,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 65th Brigade, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 65th Brigade, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 25th Division, at 82,26 (Kiuchuan)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vengeance I bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 67th Infantry Brigade, at 82,37 , near Kungchang

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vengeance I bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 131st Naval Construction Battalion, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Barracuda II bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 27th/A Division, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 7
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16
B-25H Mitchell x 32
B-25J1 Mitchell x 26

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
264th Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 17000.
Raid is overhead
S-324 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

Also attacking 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 27th/A Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 27th/A Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 27th/A Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 27th/A Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 27th/A Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 27th/A Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 65th Brigade, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 139

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 6 destroyed on ground
A6M5b Zero: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 65

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 41

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 7 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 21

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

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

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 59

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-32 Mary: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-II Topsy: 6 destroyed on ground
L3Y2 Tina: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 4 destroyed on ground
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 9 damaged

Airbase hits 26
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 47

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 3 damaged

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

Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (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 19000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25H Mitchell x 23
B-25J11 Mitchell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-IIa Lily: 1 destroyed on ground
L3Y2 Tina: 1 destroyed on ground
E7K2 Alf: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 27
Port hits 6
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 19620.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 27th/A Division, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25J1 Mitchell x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
264th Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Raid is overhead
S-324 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 41000 , scrambling fighters to 25940.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

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

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

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

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 11

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged

Repair Shipyard hits 2
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
City Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 3

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



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Morning Air attack on 31st Infantry Regiment, at 82,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 22

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
110 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 32nd Division ...
Also attacking 31st Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 32nd Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 31st Infantry Regiment, at 82,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 15

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
H6K4-L Mavis: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on 138th Infantry Regiment, at 83,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 138th Infantry Regiment, at 83,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 36

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 51st Recon Regiment ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 51st Recon Regiment ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 51st Recon Regiment ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 51st Recon Regiment ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 51st Recon Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 51st Recon Regiment, at 83,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 23

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 7 damaged

Light Industry hits 1
Manpower hits 10
Fires 7015

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 28

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 8 damaged

Light Industry hits 2
Manpower hits 10
Fires 12190

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 7

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 2 damaged

Light Industry hits 1
Fires 12508

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 6 damaged
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Manpower hits 2
Fires 13340

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 28

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 11 damaged

Manpower hits 31
Fires 30208

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 15000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 60 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 8

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
5 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *
5 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on 19th Ind. Engineer Regiment, at 46,84 , near Pakanbaroe

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12
P-40N5 Warhawk x 71

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
22 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 19th Ind. Engineer Regiment, at 46,84 , near Pakanbaroe

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 13
P-40N5 Warhawk x 25

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 1st RGC Division, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 50

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 19th Ind. Engineer Regiment, at 46,84 , near Pakanbaroe

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kanoya , at 102,61

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 36,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-38L Lightning sweeping at 30000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 21
D4Y2 Judy x 13
D4Y3 Judy x 2

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 14
F6F-5 Hellcat x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 10 destroyed
D4Y2 Judy: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Nicholas
DD McCook
DD Patterson

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 37000.
Raid is overhead
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,67

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
A6M5 Zero x 80
A6M5b Zero x 145
A6M5c Zero x 6
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 38
SBD-5 Dauntless x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 15 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CVL Nisshin

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai Det with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 11 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 10 on standby, 15 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
25 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 8 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 97,68

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 38
A6M5b Zero x 64
A6M5c Zero x 2
B5N1 Kate x 9
B6N2 Jill x 165
D4Y1 Judy x 40
D4Y2 Judy x 92
D4Y3 Judy x 18

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
FM-1 Wildcat x 82
FM-2 Wildcat x 179
F6F-3 Hellcat x 244
F6F-5 Hellcat x 212
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 6 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 9 destroyed, 23 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 5 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y2 Judy: 5 destroyed, 20 damaged
D4Y2 Judy: 5 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Allied Ships
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 6, on fire
CVE Steamer Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Sargent Bay, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Sitkoh Bay, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Kadashan Bay, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Corregidor, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
CVE Anzio, Torpedo hits 4, heavy damage
CVE Kitkun Bay, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CVE Kasaan Bay, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Kalinin Bay, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 6, and is sunk
CVE Gambier Bay, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Cape Esperance, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Saginaw Bay, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Shipley Bay
CVE Takanis Bay, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Casablanca, Torpedo hits 6, and is sunk
CVE Savo Island
CVE Tulagi, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Fanshaw Bay, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Thetis Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CLAA San Diego
DD Robinson
DD Paul Hamilton
CLAA San Juan
DD Dashiell
DD Eaton, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
14 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
13 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
16 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
19 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
17 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
16 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
12 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
15 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
15 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
13 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
6 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
9 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
No.896 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (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 37000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
No.898 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (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 37000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Kadashan Bay
Banzai! - Muranaka O. in a D4Y1 Judy is willing to die for the Emperor
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Kalinin Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Saginaw Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Cape Esperance
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Corregidor
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Sitkoh Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring an Allied CVE
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Gambier Bay
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Casablanca
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring an Allied AO
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Cape Esperance
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Cape Esperance
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Fanshaw Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Fanshaw Bay
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Kasaan Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Kadashan Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Kasaan Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Casablanca class CVE
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Kalinin Bay
Magazine explodes on DD Eaton


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,67

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
A6M5 Zero x 41
A6M5b Zero x 76
A6M5c Zero x 2
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11
SBD-5 Dauntless x 2
TBF-1 Avenger x 15
TBM-1C Avenger x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 10 destroyed, 1 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 6 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Hiei

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

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai Det with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 2 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,67

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
A6M5 Zero x 36
A6M5b Zero x 70
A6M5c Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 24
Barracuda II x 13
FM-1 Wildcat x 33
FM-2 Wildcat x 73
F6F-3 Hellcat x 106
F6F-5 Hellcat x 73
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 212
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 32
SBD-5 Dauntless x 64
TBF-1 Avenger x 302
TBM-1C Avenger x 131

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

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Barracuda II: 1 destroyed
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 16 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed, 30 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CVL Nisshin
CV Hiyo, Bomb hits 1
CV Shinano, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
BB Hiei, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
CV Taiho, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CLAA Isuzu, Torpedo hits 1
DD Kyukaze
DD Numakaze
CVL Chiyoda
DD Urazuki, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Urukaze
CL Noshiro, Torpedo hits 1
CVL Ryujo

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
30 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
31 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
32 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
30 x SB2C-3 Helldiver bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
31 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
30 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
32 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
11 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
13 x Barracuda II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
21 x Avenger II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
28 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
27 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai Det with A6M5b Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CV Shinano
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Shinano
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Taiho
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Hiei


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,67

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
A6M5 Zero x 18
A6M5b Zero x 36
A6M5c Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 46
SBD-5 Dauntless x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 9 destroyed, 10 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, on fire
CVL Nisshin
CVL Ryujo
CVL Chiyoda
CV Taiho, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai Det with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 14570.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 15570 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 11570 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11570 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 16570.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,67

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
A6M5 Zero x 11
A6M5b Zero x 26
A6M5c Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Corsair II: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CVL Nisshin
CVL Ryujo

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Corsair II bombing from 100 feet

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai Det with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 11140.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 16570.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 14570.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on 138th Infantry Regiment, at 83,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 25

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Kainan Naval Base Force, at 70,63 , near Samah

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 21

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Spitfire VIII bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Kainan Naval Base Force, at 70,63 , near Samah

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 19

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x Spitfire VIII bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd NCPC Infantry Brigade, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 23

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 97,68

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 17

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
FM-1 Wildcat x 75
FM-2 Wildcat x 158
F6F-3 Hellcat x 232
F6F-5 Hellcat x 212
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 9 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (12 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (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 37000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (13 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (10 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (13 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (13 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (9 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (11 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (9 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
No.896 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VC(F)-27 with FM-2 Wildcat (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 97,68

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 18

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
FM-1 Wildcat x 70
FM-2 Wildcat x 146
F6F-3 Hellcat x 228
F6F-5 Hellcat x 210
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 10 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (16 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (11 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 37000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (13 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (10 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (12 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (13 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 8 on standby, 3 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (16 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (12 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (11 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (14 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17700.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 9 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.896 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 37000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VC(F)-27 with FM-2 Wildcat (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,67

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M5b Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, on fire
CVL Ryujo

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 18000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Fuso


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,67

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 11 damaged
Corsair II: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Wakazuki
CL Yahagi
CV Unryu
CV Zuikaku
DD Shimakaze

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Corsair II bombing from 100 feet

CAP engaged:
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 98,67

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 8

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Noshiro
DD Kyukaze, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

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

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Kyukaze dead in the water ...


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Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 111,74

Japanese Ships
xAK Matsue Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Isshin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Thresher, hits 4

SS Thresher launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Matsue Maru
Thresher bottoming out ....
PB Isshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Isshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Isshin Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Isshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Isshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Naha (95,66)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 57390 troops, 1315 guns, 1661 vehicles, Assault Value = 2222

Defending force 20915 troops, 322 guns, 129 vehicles, Assault Value = 306

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 2724

Japanese adjusted defense: 747

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
4820 casualties reported
Squads: 143 destroyed, 84 disabled
Non Combat: 46 destroyed, 138 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 61 (19 destroyed, 42 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
882 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 91 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Guns lost 22 (3 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 54 (4 destroyed, 50 disabled)

Assaulting units:
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
775th Tank Battalion
41st Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division
706th Tank Battalion
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
711th Tank Battalion
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st Filipino Inf Regiment
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
31st Infantry Division
40th Infantry Div /16
I Corps Artillery
97th Field Artillery Battalion
249th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
251st Field Artillery Battalion
X Corps Artillery
XI US Corps
XI Corps Artillery
134th Field Artillery Battalion
147th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
15th Ind.Mixed Regiment
77th Infantry Brigade
37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
79th Field AA Battalion
19th JAAF Base Force
100th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
Okinawa Naval Base Force
II/66th Naval Guard Unit
32nd Army
2nd Shipping Engineer Regiment
Nansei Shoto JNAF Base Force
80th Field AA Battalion
14th Mortar Battalion
81st Field AA Battalion
148th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Hengchun (84,67)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 49109 troops, 872 guns, 993 vehicles, Assault Value = 2004

Defending force 16659 troops, 114 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 491

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Marine Division
37th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
29th Marine Regiment
1st Marine Division
716th Tank Battalion
710th Tank Battalion
44th Tank Battalion
3rd Marine Division

Defending units:
55th Infantry Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
24th Ind.Mixed Brigade
16th Engineer Regiment
15th Garrison Unit
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
53rd Field AA Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
51st Const Co
59th Field AA Battalion
50th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 63029 troops, 1133 guns, 1712 vehicles, Assault Value = 2976

Defending force 22325 troops, 304 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 381

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

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

Assaulting units:
268th Motorised Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
11th (East African) Division
Port Moresby Brigade
50th Tank Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
26th Indian Division
7th Australian Division
6th Australian Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
Gardner's Horse Regiment
9th Australian Division
2/11th Field Regiment
109th Tank Attack Regiment
I Australian Corps
2/9th Field Regiment
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment
1st Medium Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
2nd Medium Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
3rd (Special Force) Division

Defending units:
22nd Division
45th Road Const Co
21st AA Regiment
32nd Special Base Force
13th Ind.AA Gun Co
Hong Kong Special Base Force
22nd AA Regiment
51st Road Const Co
3rd Mobile AA Battalion
62nd Air Flotilla
2nd Air Division
71st Field AA Battalion
21st Special Base Force


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Ground combat at Bangkok (56,62)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 74028 troops, 1560 guns, 1327 vehicles, Assault Value = 2601

Defending force 25535 troops, 166 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 459

Japanese ground losses:
159 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
25th Indian Division
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
22nd (East African) Brigade
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
1st Australian Division
43rd Cavalry Regiment
14th Chindit Brigade
II Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
11th PAVO Regiment
14th Army Engineer Battalion
Lushai Brigade
5th Australian Division
16th Chindit Brigade
2nd British Division
28th (East African) Brigade
5th Indian Division
14th Army
18th SP Field Artillery Regiment
134th (East Ang) Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
86th Medium Regiment
88th Medium Regiment
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
II Australian
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
26th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Indian Medium Regiment
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Indian Field Regiment
IV Indian Corps
85th Medium Regiment
77th Heavy AA Regiment
1st Indian Heavy AA Regiment
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
NCAC
6th Medium Regiment
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
87th Medium Regiment
8th Medium Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
27th/B Division
20th Infantry Regiment
35th Ind.Mixed Brigade
46th Naval Guard Unit
302nd Ind.Infantry Battalion
9th Garrison Unit
36th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
27th/C Division
38th/B Division
7th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
28th Army
34th Field AA Battalion
21st Ind. Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
61st Division Engineer Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
Tanaka Det
23rd AA Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
36th Field AA Battalion


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Ground combat at 61,67 (near Kratie)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 848 troops, 8 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Defending force 1952 troops, 0 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Assaulting units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion

Defending units:
34th Road Const Co
Southern Army
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
42nd Engineer Regiment
56th Const Co
3rd Naval Construction Battalion


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Ground combat at Chiang Mai (58,53)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18545 troops, 139 guns, 52 vehicles, Assault Value = 1000

Defending force 22008 troops, 163 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 620

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

Assaulting units:
2nd Gordons Battalion
Provisionl Tank Brigade
83rd Chinese Corps
1st Garrison Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
6th New Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

Defending units:
41st Guard Battalion
21st Division
65th Brigade
12th Garrison Unit
36th Const Co
Burma Area Army
3rd Air Division
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
91st JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at 50,77 (near Temuloh)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 854 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 1016 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

Assaulting units:
44th (Support) Battalion

Defending units:
44th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at 83,46 (near Ichang)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14357 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 703

Defending force 5412 troops, 49 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 210

Assaulting units:
51st Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
Lusu War Area

Defending units:
12th RGC Temp. Division
110th/A Division


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Ground combat at 82,59 (near Amoy)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5762 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 254

Defending force 2004 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
35th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
31st Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Kiukiang (85,53)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 15204 troops, 91 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 780

Defending force 4698 troops, 30 guns, 64 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

Assaulting units:
72nd Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps Corps
78th Chinese Corps
30th Group Army

Defending units:
54th Infantry Brigade
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment


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Ground combat at 83,59 (near Amoy)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6556 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 864

Defending force 9650 troops, 132 guns, 138 vehicles, Assault Value = 196

Assaulting units:
28th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
39th Group Army

Defending units:
138th Infantry Regiment
28th RGC Temp. Division
1st Recon Battalion
32nd Division
51st Recon Regiment
30th RGC Division


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Ground combat at 83,57 (near Kanhsien)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 10656 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 376

Defending force 417 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

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

Assaulting units:
1st New Chinese Corps

Defending units:
5th RGC Division


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Ground combat at 77,57 (near Wuchow)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3528 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 404

Defending force 4182 troops, 34 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

Assaulting units:
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
64th Chinese/A Corps
64th Chinese/B Corps
7th War Area
12th Construction Regiment

Defending units:
104th/B Division


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Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5676 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 460

Defending force 4898 troops, 18 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 117

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

Assaulting units:
58th Chinese/C Corps
58th Chinese/B Corps
44th Chinese/B Corps
44th Chinese/A Corps
3rd New Chinese/B Corps
11th Construction Regiment

Defending units:
3rd South Seas Det.
20th Engineer Regiment
20th RGC/C Division
59th Construction Battalion
131st Naval Construction Battalion








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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 2:19:58 PM   
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2nd Part includes surface action Musashi v New Jersey

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 20, 44
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 97,68, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi, Shell hits 2
DD Murasame, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Hatsushima, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Teshio, Shell hits 28, and is sunk
DD Nagatakaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Yamanakaze, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Iowa, Shell hits 3
BB New Jersey, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
BB Richelieu, Shell hits 1
DD Converse, Shell hits 2
DD Daly, Shell hits 3
DD Dashiell
DD DeHaven
DD Dortch
DD Hunt
DD Hutchins
DD Porterfield
DD Cassin Young, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Cushing II

Poor visibility due to Rain with 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 10% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB New Jersey at 2,000 yards
CL Teshio engages BB New Jersey at 2,000 yards
BB Iowa engages DD Yamanakaze at 2,000 yards
BB New Jersey engages DD Nagatakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Cassin Young at 2,000 yards
BB New Jersey sunk by DD Murasame at 2,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Yamanakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Converse at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Iowa at 2,000 yards
CL Teshio sunk by BB Iowa at 2,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze sunk by DD Converse at 2,000 yards
DD Cassin Young engages DD Nagatakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Hatsushima at 2,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Hutchins at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Richelieu at 4,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Cassin Young at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages DD Cushing II at 4,000 yards
DD Cassin Young engages DD Murasame at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsushima sunk by DD Hutchins at 4,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Nagatakaze at 4,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Converse at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Richelieu engages BB Musashi at 6,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Cassin Young at 6,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Cassin Young at 6,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD DeHaven at 6,000 yards
DD Converse engages DD Nagatakaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Iowa engages BB Musashi at 8,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD DeHaven at 8,000 yards
DD Cassin Young engages DD Murasame at 8,000 yards
DD DeHaven engages DD Murasame at 8,000 yards
DD Dashiell engages DD Nagatakaze at 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 97,68, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi, Shell hits 8, on fire
DD Murasame, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Nagatakaze, Shell hits 4, heavy fires

Allied Ships
BB Iowa, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Converse
DD Daly, Shell hits 1
DD Dashiell
DD DeHaven
DD Dortch, Shell hits 2
DD Hunt, Shell hits 2
DD Hutchins, Shell hits 1

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 10% moonlight: 4,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
Sakiyama, Shakao crosses the 'T'
BB Musashi engages BB Iowa at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Hutchins at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Hunt at 4,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Dortch at 4,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Converse at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Iowa at 2,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Hutchins at 2,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Hunt at 2,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Dortch at 2,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Dashiell at 2,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Daly at 2,000 yards
Sakiyama, Shakao orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 3,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Iowa at 3,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages DD Nagatakaze at 3,000 yards
DD Hunt engages BB Musashi at 3,000 yards
DD Dortch engages DD Nagatakaze at 3,000 yards
DD Converse engages DD Nagatakaze at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Iowa at 7,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Hutchins at 7,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Murasame at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Iowa at 11,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages DD Nagatakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD DeHaven at 11,000 yards
DD Dashiell engages DD Nagatakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Converse engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Iowa at 14,000 yards
Montgomery, Alfred orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Tanegashima at 101,65

Japanese Ships
DD Myojinami

Allied Ships
SS Pipefish, hits 2

SS Pipefish launches 2 torpedoes at DD Myojinami
Pipefish diving deep ....
DD Myojinami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 96,67, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 2
DD Hayashimo, Shell hits 1
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hatsuyuki

Allied Ships
DD McCord
DD McDermut, Shell hits 1
DD McGowan, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD McKee
DD McNair
DD Melvin, Shell hits 1
DD Mertz
DD Miller, Shell hits 1

Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 10% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 7,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD Miller at 7,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Miller at 7,000 yards
DD Melvin engages CA Ashigara at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Melvin at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Melvin at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McGowan at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD McCord at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD McCord at 5,000 yards
DD Mertz engages CA Ashigara at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Melvin at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Mertz at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McKee at 5,000 yards
DD McCord engages DD Hayashimo at 5,000 yards
DD McDermut engages DD Hatsukaze at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McCord at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Mertz at 4,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD McGowan at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Melvin at 4,000 yards
DD McNair engages DD Hatsukaze at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McKee at 4,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD McGowan at 4,000 yards
DD McDermut engages DD Hayashimo at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Miller at 5,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD McNair at 5,000 yards
DD Melvin engages DD Hatsuyuki at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McNair at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McKee at 5,000 yards
DD McNair engages DD Hayashimo at 5,000 yards
DD McCord engages DD Hayashimo at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD McGowan at 9,000 yards
DD Mertz engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Melvin engages DD Hatsuyuki at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McKee at 9,000 yards
DD McKee engages DD Hatsuyuki at 9,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD McKee at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD Miller at 14,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD McCord at 14,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Melvin at 14,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Melvin at 14,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McKee at 14,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD McGowan at 14,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McCord at 14,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 97,68, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi, Shell hits 21, Torpedo hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Ingersoll
DD Irwin
DD Isherwood
DD Kidd
DD Kimberly
DD Knapp
DD LaVallette
DD Laws
DD Longshaw
DD Luce
DD Newcomb
DD Nicholas, Shell hits 8

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 10% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Nicholas at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Nicholas at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Luce at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Nicholas at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD LaVallette at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Kidd at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Isherwood at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Nicholas at 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Isherwood at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Kidd at 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Newcomb at 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Nicholas at 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Kidd at 5,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages BB Musashi at 5,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Isherwood at 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 97,68, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E15K1 Norm: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Ingersoll, Shell hits 1
DD Irwin
DD Isherwood
DD Kidd
DD Kimberly
DD Knapp
DD LaVallette
DD Laws
DD Longshaw
DD Luce
DD Newcomb
DD Nicholas

Poor visibility due to Rain with 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 10% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Newcomb at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Nicholas at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi sunk by DD Ingersoll at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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ASW attack near Naha at 94,67

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
DD Hayashimo
DD Hatsuyuki
DD Hatsukaze, on fire

Allied Ships
SS Trident, hits 3

SS Trident is sighted by escort
Trident diving deep ....
DD Hatsuyuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuyuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuyuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuyuki attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-34, hits 18, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE Richard W. Suesens
DD Farragut
DD Sterett

SS I-34 launches 4 torpedoes at DE Richard W. Suesens
DD Farragut fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sterett fails to find sub and abandons search
DE Richard W. Suesens fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Richard W. Suesens fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE Richard W. Suesens attacking submerged sub ....
DE Richard W. Suesens attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,95

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
LST-270

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D4Y1 Judy bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb



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Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 98,67

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu
CL Ninaru
DD Nowaki
DD Hayashio
DD Susukaze
DD Suresushio

Allied Ships
SS Jallao

SS Jallao launches 6 torpedoes at CV Soryu
DD Susukaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Suresushio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Tanegashima at 101,64

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Myojinami

Allied Ships
SS Tang

SS Tang launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Hosho
Tang diving deep ....
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Tinian at 108,94

Allied Ships
CA Shropshire
CL Achilles
CL Leander

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

Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 32
Port hits 9
Port supply hits 2

CA Shropshire firing at 16th Infantry Regiment
CL Achilles firing at Tinian
CL Leander firing at Tinian


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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 100,64

Japanese Ships
E Ishigaki
E Hato
E No.1

Allied Ships
SS Cavalla

SS Cavalla is sighted by escort
Cavalla diving deep ....
E Hato fails to find sub and abandons search
E No.1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.1 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Tokunoshima at 98,66

Japanese Ships
MGB G-236

Allied Ships
SS Queenfish

SS Queenfish cannot acquire firing solution on enemy MGB
Queenfish diving deep ....
MGB G-236 fails to find sub, continues to search...
MGB G-236 fails to find sub, continues to search...
MGB G-236 attacking submerged sub ....
MGB G-236 fails to find sub, continues to search...
MGB G-236 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 110 encounters mine field at Wake Island (136,98)

Allied Ships
DE Shelton
DE Jaccard
DE Dennis

3 mines cleared


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 96,67, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Shell hits 3
CL Kitakami, Shell hits 2
CL Oi
DD Shimakaze, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Numakaze
DD Urukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Takakaze, Shell hits 3
DD Hikokaze, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Ingersoll, Shell hits 1
DD Irwin
DD Isherwood
DD Kidd
DD Kimberly, Shell hits 2
DD Knapp, Shell hits 1
DD LaVallette, Shell hits 1
DD Laws, Shell hits 2
DD Longshaw, Shell hits 1
DD Luce, Shell hits 3
DD Newcomb, Shell hits 2
DD Nicholas, Shell hits 1

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Newcomb at 24,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Newcomb at 24,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Luce at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Ingersoll at 18,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Newcomb at 18,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages DD Newcomb at 18,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Hikokaze at 18,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Laws at 18,000 yards
DD Irwin engages DD Shimakaze at 18,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Shimakaze at 18,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Irwin at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Newcomb at 15,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages DD Knapp at 15,000 yards
DD Longshaw engages DD Shimakaze at 15,000 yards
DD Laws engages DD Shimakaze at 15,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD LaVallette at 15,000 yards
DD Numakaze engages DD Isherwood at 15,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages DD Hikokaze at 15,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Kidd at 15,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Irwin at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Longshaw at 13,000 yards
DD Luce engages DD Shimakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Isherwood at 13,000 yards
DD Luce engages DD Takakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Ingersoll engages DD Urukaze at 13,000 yards
DD Knapp engages DD Hikokaze at 13,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Kimberly at 13,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Hikokaze at 13,000 yards
DD Irwin engages DD Hikokaze at 13,000 yards
DD Ingersoll engages DD Urukaze at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Newcomb at 12,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Luce at 12,000 yards
DD Laws engages DD Takakaze at 12,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Urukaze at 12,000 yards
DD Numakaze engages DD Kimberly at 12,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages DD Takakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Takakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Isherwood engages DD Shimakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Irwin engages DD Hikokaze at 12,000 yards
DD Ingersoll engages DD Takakaze at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Oi engages DD Newcomb at 10,000 yards
DD Luce engages DD Takakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Laws engages DD Takakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Irwin engages DD Urukaze at 10,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages DD Shimakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Numakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Isherwood at 10,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Ingersoll at 10,000 yards
Yamazumi, Teijiro orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD LaVallette at 9,000 yards
CL Oi engages DD Newcomb at 9,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages DD Newcomb at 9,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Longshaw at 9,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Longshaw at 9,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD LaVallette at 9,000 yards
DD Ingersoll engages DD Numakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Kimberly at 9,000 yards
DD Isherwood engages DD Hikokaze at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Kimberly at 11,000 yards
DD Newcomb engages DD Shimakaze at 11,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages DD Longshaw at 11,000 yards
DD Laws engages DD Hikokaze at 11,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Laws at 11,000 yards
DD Urukaze engages DD Isherwood at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Luce at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Kidd at 11,000 yards
DD Isherwood engages DD Hikokaze at 11,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Irwin at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Nicholas at 9,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Newcomb at 9,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages DD Luce at 9,000 yards
DD Longshaw engages DD Hikokaze at 9,000 yards
DD Laws engages DD Hikokaze at 9,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Urukaze at 9,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Numakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages DD Takakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Kidd at 9,000 yards
DD Isherwood engages DD Takakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Irwin engages DD Hikokaze at 9,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Ingersoll at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Oi engages DD Kimberly at 11,000 yards
DD Luce engages DD Hikokaze at 11,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Luce at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Laws at 11,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD LaVallette at 11,000 yards
DD Isherwood engages DD Numakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Knapp at 11,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Urukaze at 11,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Irwin at 11,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Ingersoll at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 97,67

Japanese Ships
DD Murasame, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Trespasser

DD Murasame is sighted by SS Trespasser
SS Trespasser launches 6 torpedoes


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ASW attack near Okinoerabushima at 97,66

Japanese Ships
SS I-177, hits 18

Allied Ships
DD Marshall
CL Phoenix
CLAA Reno
DD Nicholson
DD Monssen II
DD Meade
DD Gansevoort
DD Frazier

SS I-177 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Marshall
DD Monssen II fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Meade fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Gansevoort attacking submerged sub ....
DD Frazier attacking submerged sub ....
DD Gansevoort fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Frazier fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Okinoerabushima at 97,66, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MGB G-844
MGB G-236

Allied Ships
DD Haggard
DD Hazelwood
DD Owen
DD Ringgold
DD Taylor
DD Terry
DD Thatcher
DD The Sullivans
DD Uhlmann

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 21,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Japanese Surface Combat TF evades combat


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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 100,66

Japanese Ships
CVL Nisshin
DD Ume

Allied Ships
SS Segundo, hits 1

SS Segundo launches 4 torpedoes at CVL Nisshin
Segundo diving deep ....
DD Ume fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ume fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ume attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ume attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ume fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 100,65

Japanese Ships
E No.2
E W-26
E W-22

Allied Ships
SS Darter

SS Darter launches 2 torpedoes at E No.2
E W-26 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-22 fails to find sub and abandons search
E W-26 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-26 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-26 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-26 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Okinoerabushima at 97,66, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MGB G-844
MGB G-236

Allied Ships
DD Haggard
DD Hazelwood
DD Owen
DD Ringgold
DD Taylor
DD Terry
DD Thatcher
DD The Sullivans
DD Uhlmann

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 26,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Japanese Surface Combat TF evades combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 97,64, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
MTB G-848, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
MTB G-872, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Stephen Potter
DD Walker
DD Yarnall

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
MTB G-872 sunk by DD Walker at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
MTB G-848 sunk by DD Clarence Bronson at 9,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Naha at 94,66, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Shell hits 4
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
DD Shimakaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Numakaze, Shell hits 3
DD Urukaze
DD Takakaze, Shell hits 1
DD Hikokaze, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Ingersoll, Shell hits 4
DD Irwin
DD Isherwood
DD Kidd, Shell hits 2
DD Kimberly, Shell hits 1
DD Knapp
DD LaVallette
DD Laws, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Longshaw
DD Luce, on fire
DD Newcomb, on fire
DD Nicholas

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Nicholas at 25,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Kidd at 25,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Irwin at 25,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Ingersoll at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Nicholas at 21,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Longshaw at 21,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Knapp at 21,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Kidd at 21,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Irwin at 21,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Ingersoll at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Laws at 18,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Takakaze at 18,000 yards
DD Knapp engages DD Numakaze at 18,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Kimberly at 18,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Hikokaze at 18,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Isherwood at 18,000 yards
DD Irwin engages DD Takakaze at 18,000 yards
DD Ingersoll engages DD Hikokaze at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Kimberly at 16,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Newcomb at 16,000 yards
DD Luce engages DD Takakaze at 16,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Luce at 16,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Newcomb at 16,000 yards
DD Urukaze engages DD Kidd at 16,000 yards
DD Knapp engages DD Hikokaze at 16,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Isherwood at 16,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Irwin at 16,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Ingersoll at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Kimberly at 13,000 yards
CL Oi engages DD Isherwood at 13,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Luce at 13,000 yards
DD Hikokaze engages DD Luce at 13,000 yards
DD Irwin engages DD Takakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Urukaze at 13,000 yards
DD Knapp engages DD Numakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages DD Numakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Takakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Urukaze engages DD Isherwood at 13,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Irwin at 13,000 yards
DD Ingersoll engages DD Takakaze at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Nicholas at 10,000 yards
CL Oi engages DD Newcomb at 10,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Luce at 10,000 yards
DD Longshaw engages DD Numakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Laws at 10,000 yards
DD Urukaze engages DD LaVallette at 10,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages DD Hikokaze at 10,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Takakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Numakaze engages DD Isherwood at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Laws at 7,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages DD Laws at 7,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Hikokaze at 7,000 yards
DD Laws engages DD Urukaze at 7,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Urukaze at 7,000 yards
DD Kimberly engages DD Numakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Isherwood engages DD Numakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Irwin at 7,000 yards
DD Ingersoll engages DD Takakaze at 7,000 yards
Ward A. orders Allied TF to disengage
BB Fuso engages DD Kidd at 7,000 yards
DD Newcomb engages DD Shimakaze at 7,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages DD Ingersoll at 7,000 yards
DD Ingersoll engages DD Hikokaze at 7,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Laws at 7,000 yards
DD Urukaze engages DD Knapp at 7,000 yards
DD Numakaze engages DD Knapp at 7,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Kidd at 7,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Numakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Isherwood at 7,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Ingersoll at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Ingersoll at 14,000 yards
CL Oi engages DD Ingersoll at 14,000 yards
CL Kitakami engages DD Kidd at 14,000 yards
DD Longshaw engages DD Shimakaze at 14,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Longshaw at 14,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Urukaze at 14,000 yards
DD Isherwood engages DD Numakaze at 14,000 yards
DD Irwin engages DD Shimakaze at 14,000 yards
DD Kidd engages DD Hikokaze at 14,000 yards
DD Takakaze engages DD Irwin at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
BB Fuso engages DD Nicholas at 19,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD LaVallette at 19,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Irwin at 19,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tokara Retto at 99,62, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Ishigaki, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
E Kanju, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
E No.1, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
E Hato, Shell hits 19, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Stephen Potter, Shell hits 1
DD Walker
DD Yarnall

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 21,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E No.1 at 12,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Kanju at 12,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Ishigaki at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
E Hato engages DD Yarnall at 6,000 yards
DD Walker engages E Kanju at 6,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E Kanju at 6,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Ishigaki at 6,000 yards
Sugie, Z. orders Japanese TF to disengage
DD Yarnall engages E Ishigaki at 6,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E No.1 at 6,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E Kanju at 6,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Ishigaki at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Hato at 5,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E No.1 at 5,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E Kanju at 5,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Ishigaki at 5,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Hato at 5,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E No.1 at 5,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E No.1 at 5,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E Ishigaki at 5,000 yards
DD Walker engages E Hato at 5,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E No.1 at 5,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E Kanju at 5,000 yards
DD Clarence Bronson engages E Ishigaki at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Kanju at 4,000 yards
DD Walker engages E Kanju at 4,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E No.1 at 4,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Ishigaki at 4,000 yards
DD Clarence Bronson engages E No.1 at 4,000 yards
E No.1 sunk by DD Stephen Potter at 4,000 yards
DD Clarence Bronson engages E Ishigaki at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Kanju at 3,000 yards
E Kanju sunk by DD Stephen Potter at 3,000 yards
E Ishigaki sunk by DD Clarence Bronson at 3,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Hato at 3,000 yards
DD Walker engages E Hato at 3,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E Hato at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
DD Walker engages E Hato at 4,000 yards
DD Walker engages E Hato at 4,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E Hato at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Hato at 5,000 yards
Sugie, Z. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages E Hato at 3,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Hato at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Hato at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages E Hato at 7,000 yards
DD Walker engages E Hato at 7,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 99,66, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Noshiro
CLAA Isuzu
DD Urazuki, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CV Bunker Hill
CVL Cowpens
CVL Cabot
CVL Bataan
CV Victorious
CV Illustrious
BB Prince of Wales
CL Gambia
CL Ceylon
CL Kenya
CL Newfoundland
DD Schroeder
DD Sigsbee
DD Sproston
DD Stanly
DD Stockham
DD Strong
DD Porter
DD Selfridge
DD Phelps
CA Chicago II

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 99,66, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Noshiro
CLAA Isuzu
DD Urazuki, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CVE Liscome Bay
CVE Manila Bay
CVE Natoma Bay
CVE Nehenta Bay
CVE Petrof Bay
CVE Hoggatt Bay
CL Cleveland
CL Montpelier
CL Birmingham
CL Mobile
DD Heywood Edwards
DD Hailey
DD Hale
DD Hall
DD Halligan
DD Haraden
DD Heermann
DD Hickox
DD Hopewell
DD Hudson

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 16

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Corsair II sweeping at 31000 feet

CAP engaged:
264th Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAId Nick (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 17000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 27000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Nanchang , at 85,54

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Nanchang , at 85,54

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 22000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Yakushima at 101,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 6
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 2 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Yarnall

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



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Morning Air attack on Taichu , at 86,64

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 152 NM, estimated altitude 24,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-43-IIb Oscar sweeping at 22810 feet

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-83 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VC(F)-9 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1 Rex x 2

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 27
TBF-1 Avenger x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1 Rex: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 7, on fire
DD Hatsukaze

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
958 Ku T-1 with N1K1 Rex (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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ningpo at 93,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-73

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 20000 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Amoy Special Base Force, at 83,61 (Amoy)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 34

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
18 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 17

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Ashigara
DD Hatsukaze

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Yamato


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 27

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, on fire
DD Hatsuyuki, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hayashimo
CA Ashigara
DD Hatsukaze

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Yamato


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
A6M5 Zero x 48
A6M5b Zero x 95
A6M5c Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
TBM-1C Avenger x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 10 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai Det with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 9000.
Raid is overhead
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
S-901 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead
2 planes vectored on to bombers
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 9 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on 3rd South Seas Det. , at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 17
A-20G Havoc x 6

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 131st Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 59th Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 99,66

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 4
FM-1 Wildcat x 12
FM-2 Wildcat x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 97
F6F-5 Hellcat x 137
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CLAA Isuzu, Bomb hits 1
CL Noshiro, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 67th Ind.Infantry Battalion, at 83,61 (Amoy)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 18
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
18 x SB2C-3 Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking Amoy Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 67th Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Amoy Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 67th Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Amoy Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 67th Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Amoy Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 67th Ind.Infantry Battalion ...
Also attacking Amoy Special Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 65th Brigade, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 29

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Vengeance I bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
13 x Vengeance I bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Engineer Regiment, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 26
A-20G Havoc x 12

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
52 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 59th Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 20th Engineer Regiment, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 18

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 59th Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 59th Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 59th Construction Battalion ...


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Morning Air attack on 59th Construction Battalion, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kainan Naval Base Force, at 70,63 , near Samah

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 46

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Spitfire VIII bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 lb GP Bomb
22 x Spitfire VIII bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 1 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 28

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...
Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking Burma Area Army ...


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Morning Air attack on Burma Area Army, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 12

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 25th Division, at 82,26 (Kiuchuan)

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vengeance I bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Engineer Regiment, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Barracuda II bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16
B-25D1 Mitchell x 24
B-25H Mitchell x 16
B-25J1 Mitchell x 10
P-51A Mustang x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25J1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 54

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 16
B-25J1 Mitchell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 18

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 131st Naval Construction Battalion, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 4

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5b Zero x 16
N1K1-J George x 12
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged

Runway hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
50th Sentai/C with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
S-602 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 16 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M5b Zero x 8
N1K1-J George x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 22

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

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
S-602 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (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 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 207 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (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 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 1
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 38

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
L3Y2 Tina: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-II Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-32 Mary: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged

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

Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-602 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 133 minutes
17th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
19th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
22nd Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
19th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 108 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
19th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 47

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
LST T-133, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
LST T-119, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
PB Takuna Maru #6, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
LST T-130, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
LST T-102, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
LST T-132, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
LST T-136, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
LST T-105, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
LST T-131, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
LST T-118, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
E W-30, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Fires 6062
Port hits 9
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25J1 Mitchell x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

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

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Amoy Special Base Force, at 83,61 (Amoy)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 36

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
Ki-61-Id Tony x 2

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-61-Id Tony (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 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
A6M5 Zero x 42
A6M5b Zero x 86
A6M5c Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 9 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Hiyo
CVL Nisshin
CVL Chiyoda

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai Det with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 38500.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 16 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 19 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 2nd NCPC Infantry Brigade, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 50

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb
25 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
A6M5 Zero x 23
A6M5b Zero x 43

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51B Mustang: 3 destroyed, 8 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Nisshin
CVL Ryujo

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x P-51B Mustang bombing from 100 feet

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai Det with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 59 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 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 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 6th Ind.Infantry Brigade, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 23

Allied aircraft losses
P-40N5 Warhawk: 3 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-40N5 Warhawk bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 97,68

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 2
A6M5c Zero x 2
D4Y2 Judy x 24

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4
F6F-5 Hellcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5c Zero: 1 destroyed
D4Y2 Judy: 10 destroyed, 4 damaged
D4Y2 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVE Anzio, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DD Bush
CVE Kalinin Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 17000.
Raid is overhead
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 17000.
Raid is overhead
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 17000.
Raid is overhead

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Kalinin Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring an Allied CVL


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 94,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 3
B6N2 Jill x 9

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 30
FM-2 Wildcat x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Isherwood

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

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-90 with FM-2 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-10F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
18th FG/44th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
343rd FG/344th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Naha at 94,66

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 7
B6N2 Jill x 9

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DE Lake, heavy damage
LST-482, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

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

CAP engaged:
18th FG/44th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead
343rd FG/344th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-10F with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
A6M5 Zero x 15
A6M5b Zero x 28

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 66 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (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 14000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 99,66

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 4
FM-1 Wildcat x 12
FM-2 Wildcat x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 94
F6F-5 Hellcat x 128
TBF-1 Avenger x 17

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CLAA Isuzu, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Urazuki, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Noshiro, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

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



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 15

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-61-Id Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12810 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 21

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-61-Id Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 12810 , scrambling fighters to 32810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Nanchang , at 85,54

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 31000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Saipan , at 108,93

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 31000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on Kiungshan , at 71,61

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 20

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 15000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 99,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
A6M5 Zero x 17
A6M5b Zero x 30
A6M5c Zero x 1
B5N1 Kate x 5
B6N2 Jill x 108
D4Y1 Judy x 45
D4Y2 Judy x 30

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
FM-1 Wildcat x 34
FM-2 Wildcat x 90
F6F-3 Hellcat x 204
F6F-5 Hellcat x 273
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 22 destroyed, 11 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 13 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 10 destroyed, 15 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y2 Judy: 6 destroyed, 5 damaged
D4Y2 Judy: 8 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Bunker Hill, Bomb hits 2
CVL Cabot
CV Victorious
BB Prince of Wales, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1
CV Illustrious
CVL Bataan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVL Belleau Wood
CVL Independence
CV Franklin, Torpedo hits 1
CVL Princeton
CV Intrepid
CVL Monterey
DD Stanly
CVL Cowpens
DD Clark
CL Gambia

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb
1 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
11 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
5 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 12000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x B5N1 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
7 x B6N2 Jill bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-21 with FM-2 Wildcat (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-27 with FM-2 Wildcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VC(F)-65 with FM-1 Wildcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with FM-2 Wildcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VC(F)-97 with FM-2 Wildcat (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-98 with FM-2 Wildcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VOC(F)-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-13 with FM-2 Wildcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
Raid is overhead
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-4F with F6F-5 Hellcat (20 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(24 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (10 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (10 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1 Rex x 1

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 36

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 7 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 3
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 14
DD Hatsuyuki, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 3
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
958 Ku T-1 with N1K1 Rex (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 4 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Bomb hits 1, on fire
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
A6M5 Zero x 21
A6M5b Zero x 35
A6M5c Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
FM-2 Wildcat x 27
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
SBD-5 Dauntless x 10
TBF-1 Avenger x 8
TBM-1C Avenger x 38

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 destroyed, 15 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 4 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CVL Nisshin
CV Unryu
CL Tokachi
CV Zuikaku
CVL Chiyoda

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 9000.
Raid is overhead
S-901 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
A6M5 Zero x 15
A6M5b Zero x 29

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 19
Barracuda II x 11
FM-1 Wildcat x 10
FM-2 Wildcat x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 81
F6F-5 Hellcat x 29
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 173
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 32
SBD-5 Dauntless x 62
TBF-1 Avenger x 191
TBM-1C Avenger x 38

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
Avenger II: 1 destroyed by flak
Barracuda II: 1 damaged
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 30 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVL Nisshin, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CV Zuikaku, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CV Unryu, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Yahagi, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Niizuki, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVL Chiyoda, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Hiyo, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Tokachi, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
DD Wakazuki, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Ume, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Take, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
28 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
28 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
28 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
32 x SB2C-3 Helldiver bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
31 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
29 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
31 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
17 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
11 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
11 x Barracuda II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
19 x Avenger II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
7 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
27 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
10 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 11570.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CV Zuikaku
Fuel storage explosion on CV Zuikaku
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Chiyoda
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese TK
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese DD
Ammo storage explosion on CVL Ryujo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Yahagi
Fuel storage explosion on CV Hiyo
Ammo storage explosion on CV Hiyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Tokachi
Magazine explodes on CL Yahagi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Hiyo
Fuel storage explosion on CVL Nisshin
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Mutsuki class DD
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Nisshin
Massive explosion on CL Tokachi


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
A6M5 Zero x 7
A6M5b Zero x 17

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 23
P-51B Mustang x 24
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
TBM-1C Avenger x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51B Mustang: 2 destroyed
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M5b Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Shanghai at 95,60

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 26

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAKL Awaka Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Asokawa Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Kyuko Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Doryo Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAKL Kyuko Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Kyuko Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Doryo Maru
Massive explosion on xAKL Doryo Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Shanghai at 92,55

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-61-Id Tony (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 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Okinoerabushima at 97,66

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 31

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
MGB G-844, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
MGB G-236, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

G-844 dead in the water ...
G-236 dead in the water ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kuroshima at 98,61

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 17

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Shinten Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Edogawa Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAKL Chinzei Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Gyokuyo Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Shinten Maru dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Shinten Maru
Edogawa Maru dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Edogawa Maru
Chinzei Maru dead in the water ...
Gyokuyo Maru dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Chinzei Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 4

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CL Kitakami

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 20
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 2 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Shimakaze, Shell hits 11, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Fuso
CL Oi, Shell hits 11
CL Kitakami, Shell hits 3, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
20 x P-38J Lightning bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 16

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 1
CL Kitakami, Bomb hits 1
CL Oi

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 67th Infantry Brigade, at 82,37 , near Kungchang

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vengeance I bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Yamato


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, on fire
BB Yamato, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Yamato


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 5
TBM-1C Avenger x 7

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Oi

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 99,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 6

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
FM-1 Wildcat x 31
FM-2 Wildcat x 75
F6F-3 Hellcat x 184
F6F-5 Hellcat x 246
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (7 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (9 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 4 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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 5 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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 6 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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Raid is overhead
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 7 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 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.896 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 99,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 12

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
FM-1 Wildcat x 28
FM-2 Wildcat x 70
F6F-3 Hellcat x 176
F6F-5 Hellcat x 241
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (10 airborne, 14 on standby, 8 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (10 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 15 on standby, 2 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 22 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Raid is overhead
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 10 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 11 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 6 on standby, 2 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (10 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
No.896 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 99,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 12

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
FM-1 Wildcat x 27
FM-2 Wildcat x 67
F6F-3 Hellcat x 170
F6F-5 Hellcat x 237
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (15 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (10 airborne, 14 on standby, 8 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 24 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 17000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 19 on standby, 2 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (7 airborne, 19 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (13 airborne, 7 on standby, 8 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 6 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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (8 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Raid is overhead
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (9 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 6 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
No.896 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.898 Sqn FAA with Seafire IIC (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 27000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 27000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Fuso


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M5b Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Chiyoda, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CV Hiyo, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Take, on fire

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

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 11190.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M5b Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Take, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Corsair II bombing from 100 feet

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Raid is overhead
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Naha at 95,66

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, heavy fires
DD Oyashio

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Yamato


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 24

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Oi, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Kitakami, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x P-38L Lightning bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kume-jima at 93,65

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 25

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Kitakami, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Oi, Shell hits 1, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shimakaze, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-38L Lightning bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on CL Oi


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

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

CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes



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Sub attack near Naha at 95,66

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
DD Hatsuyuki, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayashimo
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Becuna

SS Becuna launches 6 torpedoes at BB Yamato
Becuna bottoming out ....
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Naha (95,66)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 51279 troops, 1298 guns, 1451 vehicles, Assault Value = 2137

Defending force 17726 troops, 304 guns, 129 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Japanese ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
775th Tank Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
32nd Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
31st Infantry Division
1st Filipino Inf Regiment
40th Infantry Div /16
134th Field Artillery Battalion
XI Corps Artillery
I Corps Artillery
XI US Corps
97th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
251st Field Artillery Battalion
X Corps Artillery
147th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
77th Infantry Brigade
37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
79th Field AA Battalion
14th Mortar Battalion
II/66th Naval Guard Unit
81st Field AA Battalion
80th Field AA Battalion
15th Ind.Mixed Regiment
32nd Army
100th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
19th JAAF Base Force
Okinawa Naval Base Force
Nansei Shoto JNAF Base Force
2nd Shipping Engineer Regiment
148th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Hengchun (84,67)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 49115 troops, 872 guns, 993 vehicles, Assault Value = 2243

Defending force 16532 troops, 113 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 479

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

Assaulting units:
44th Tank Battalion
3rd Marine Division
1st USMC Tank Battalion
716th Tank Battalion
2nd Marine Division
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
29th Marine Regiment
710th Tank Battalion
37th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
16th Engineer Regiment
59th Infantry Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
24th Ind.Mixed Brigade
15th Garrison Unit
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
59th Field AA Battalion
53rd Field AA Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
51st Const Co
50th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 79811 troops, 1401 guns, 2081 vehicles, Assault Value = 3007

Defending force 22402 troops, 304 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 386

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 4288

Japanese adjusted defense: 1501

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
868 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 150 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 56 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 45 (1 destroyed, 44 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1271 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 96 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 64 disabled
Guns lost 24 (1 destroyed, 23 disabled)
Vehicles lost 31 (3 destroyed, 28 disabled)

Assaulting units:
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
50th Tank Brigade
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
Gardner's Horse Regiment
11th (East African) Division
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
26th Indian Division
Port Moresby Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
7th Australian Division
254th Armoured Brigade
6th Australian Division
255th Indian Tank Brigade
9th Australian Division
1st Medium Regiment
2nd Medium Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment
109th Tank Attack Regiment
I Australian Corps
XXXIII Indian Corps
3rd (Special Force) Division

Defending units:
22nd Division
51st Road Const Co
Hong Kong Special Base Force
22nd AA Regiment
62nd Air Flotilla
13th Ind.AA Gun Co
45th Road Const Co
71st Field AA Battalion
32nd Special Base Force
21st AA Regiment
3rd Mobile AA Battalion
2nd Air Division
21st Special Base Force


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Ground combat at 70,63 (near Samah)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3877 troops, 42 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 259

Defending force 1641 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 120

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 40 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
672 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
Units pursuing 1

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
14th NZ Brigade
8th NZ Brigade

Defending units:
Kainan Naval Base Force


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Ground combat at 61,67 (near Kratie)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 843 troops, 8 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 1898 troops, 0 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Assaulting units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion

Defending units:
56th Const Co
Southern Army
34th Road Const Co
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
42nd Engineer Regiment
3rd Naval Construction Battalion


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Ground combat at Chiang Mai (58,53)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18539 troops, 139 guns, 52 vehicles, Assault Value = 999

Defending force 21914 troops, 163 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 615

Assaulting units:
83rd Chinese Corps
2nd Gordons Battalion
1st Garrison Brigade
Provisionl Tank Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
6th New Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

Defending units:
21st Division
65th Brigade
41st Guard Battalion
12th Garrison Unit
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
36th Const Co
Burma Area Army
3rd Air Division
91st JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Mergui (53,62)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3620 troops, 28 guns, 45 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Defending force 1345 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Assaulting units:
98th Indian Brigade
17th Indian Light AA Regiment
112th RAF Base Force

Defending units:
8th Malay Militia Regiment
15th Guards Regiment


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Ground combat at 50,77 (near Temuloh)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 854 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 1004 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Assaulting units:
44th (Support) Battalion

Defending units:
44th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at 83,59 (near Amoy)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22791 troops, 69 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 864

Defending force 9747 troops, 132 guns, 138 vehicles, Assault Value = 207

Allied adjusted assault: 461

Japanese adjusted defense: 106

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
3701 casualties reported
Squads: 197 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 203 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 50 (37 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 46 (46 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 6

Allied ground losses:
787 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 106 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
88th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
39th Group Army

Defending units:
138th Infantry Regiment
51st Recon Regiment
28th RGC Temp. Division
32nd Division
1st Recon Battalion
30th RGC Division


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Ground combat at 83,46 (near Ichang)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14352 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 703

Defending force 5398 troops, 49 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

Assaulting units:
31st Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
Lusu War Area

Defending units:
12th RGC Temp. Division
110th/A Division


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Ground combat at 82,59 (near Amoy)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5748 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 252

Defending force 2019 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

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

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

Assaulting units:
35th Chinese Corps

Defending units:
31st Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Kiukiang (85,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20075 troops, 131 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 780

Defending force 4694 troops, 30 guns, 64 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

Allied adjusted assault: 1260

Japanese adjusted defense: 211

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kiukiang !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1899 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 72 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 53 (53 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Allied ground losses:
620 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 59 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
72nd Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps Corps
78th Chinese Corps
30th Group Army

Defending units:
54th Infantry Brigade
2nd Mobile Engineer Regiment


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Ground combat at 83,57 (near Kanhsien)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10656 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 376

Defending force 422 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Allied adjusted assault: 379

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 126 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)

Japanese ground losses:
222 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
1st New Chinese Corps

Defending units:
5th RGC Division


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Ground combat at 77,57 (near Wuchow)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3538 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 404

Defending force 4182 troops, 34 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

Assaulting units:
64th Chinese/A Corps
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
64th Chinese/B Corps
7th War Area
12th Construction Regiment

Defending units:
104th/B Division


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Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11344 troops, 47 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 460

Defending force 4787 troops, 18 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 116

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

Assaulting units:
58th Chinese/B Corps
58th Chinese/C Corps
44th Chinese/A Corps
44th Chinese/B Corps
3rd New Chinese/B Corps
11th Construction Regiment

Defending units:
3rd South Seas Det.
20th Engineer Regiment
20th RGC/C Division
59th Construction Battalion
131st Naval Construction Battalion


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 21, 44

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Okinoerabushima at 97,66, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Shell hits 13, heavy damage
CA Ashigara
DD Hayashimo, Shell hits 1
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Wilkes
DD Ingraham, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD McCook, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Patterson, Shell hits 2

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms with 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 17% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
DD Patterson engages DD Hayashimo at 4,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD McCook at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Patterson at 4,000 yards
DD Patterson engages DD Oyashio at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD McCook at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD McCook at 6,000 yards
DD Ingraham engages DD Oyashio at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Ingraham at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Ingraham at 5,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD McCook at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Ingraham at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Wilkes at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Ingraham at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Wilkes at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Patterson at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Wilkes at 2,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Patterson at 2,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Wilkes at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki sunk by DD Ingraham at 2,000 yards
DD McCook engages DD Hatsukaze at 2,000 yards
BB Yamato engages DD Ingraham at 2,000 yards
DD Hayashimo engages DD McCook at 2,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Kanoya at 102,61, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Shonan Maru #17, Shell hits 22, and is sunk
LST T-113, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
LST T-114, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LST T-116, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
LST T-117, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Stephen Potter
DD Walker
DD Yarnall

Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 17% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Coward, Jesse G. crosses the 'T'
LST T-116 sunk by DD Yarnall at 2,000 yards
LST T-117 sunk by DD Walker at 2,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages LST T-114 at 2,000 yards
DD Walker engages LST T-113 at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages LST T-113 at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Walker engages PB Shonan Maru #17 at 2,000 yards
PB Shonan Maru #17 sunk by DD Walker at 2,000 yards
DD Stephen Potter engages LST T-113 at 2,000 yards
LST T-114 sunk by DD Clarence Bronson at 2,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages LST T-113 at 2,000 yards
DD Yarnall engages LST T-113 at 2,000 yards
LST T-113 sunk by DD Walker at 2,000 yards
LST T-113 sunk by DD Walker at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Sub attack near Tanegashima at 101,64

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Myojinami

Allied Ships
SS Tang

SS Tang launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Hosho
Tang diving deep ....
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Tanegashima at 101,63

Japanese Ships
DD Myojinami

Allied Ships
SS Croaker

SS Croaker is sighted by escort
Croaker diving deep ....
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Myojinami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Myojinami is out of ASW ammo
DD Myojinami is out of ASW ammo
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Myojinami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tokara Retto at 99,62, Range 3,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Take, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Clarence Bronson
DD Stephen Potter
DD Walker
DD Yarnall

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 3,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
Magazine explodes on DD Take
DD Take sunk by DD Clarence Bronson at 3,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Morning Air attack on Saipan , at 108,93

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 18

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x F4U-1 Corsair sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Kiungshan , at 71,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 20

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 16

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Corsair II sweeping at 31000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-61-Id Tony (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 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 22

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 27000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Taichu , at 86,64

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 137 NM, estimated altitude 23,810 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 3
F4U-1 Corsair x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-43-IIb Oscar sweeping at 22810 feet

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-83 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VC(F)-9 with FM-2 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
VMF-223 with F4U-1 Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 98,65

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
A6M5b Zero x 22
B6N2 Jill x 9

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 20
FM-2 Wildcat x 21
F6F-3 Hellcat x 130
F6F-5 Hellcat x 232

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 7 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 37300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
27 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
28 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
25 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
29 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 38800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-35 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-39 with FM-1 Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-63 with FM-2 Wildcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-76 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-7 with FM-1 Wildcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-11 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
A6M5 Zero x 8
A6M5b Zero x 25
A6M5c Zero x 1
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 14
Barracuda II x 10
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
FM-2 Wildcat x 24
F6F-3 Hellcat x 26
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 30
SBD-5 Dauntless x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 42
TBM-1C Avenger x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
FM-2 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 4 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 11 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi
CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Soryu, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
DD Susukaze
DD Nowaki
CL Ninaru

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
30 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
3 x Barracuda II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
7 x Barracuda II bombing from 16600 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x Avenger II bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
4 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
2 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead

Fuel storage explosion on CV Soryu
Ammo storage explosion on CV Hiryu
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese CV
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Soryu


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5b Zero x 14
A6M5c Zero x 1
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 9
FM-2 Wildcat x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 55
F6F-5 Hellcat x 27
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 134
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 32
SBD-5 Dauntless x 61
TBF-1 Avenger x 162
TBM-1C Avenger x 31

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 14 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 6 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 13 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CV Katsuragi
CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Soryu, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Hayashio
CL Ninaru, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Susukaze
DD Nowaki
DD Suresushio

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
28 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
26 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
13 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
26 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
32 x SB2C-3 Helldiver bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
14 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
30 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
29 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
2 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
24 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
12 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11570.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 64 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese CV
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Soryu
Fuel storage explosion on CV Soryu
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Ninaru
Ammo storage explosion on CV Hiryu


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Morning Air attack on 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 84,67 (Hengchun)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 32
TBM-1C Avenger x 28

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
28 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 59th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 59th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 59th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 59th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 59th Infantry Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Ind.Mixed Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5b Zero x 9
A6M5c Zero x 1
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 1
Corsair II x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Corsair II: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi, on fire
DD Harukaze
CV Katsuragi

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Corsair II bombing from 100 feet

CAP engaged:
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Raid is overhead
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 3rd South Seas Det. , at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D Mitchell x 16
Beaufort VIII x 3
A-20G Havoc x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
68 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-25D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 59th Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...


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Morning Air attack on 21st Division, at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 30

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Vengeance I bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
14 x Vengeance I bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 20th Engineer Regiment, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 12
A-20G Havoc x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 4 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on 20th Engineer Regiment, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 32
A-20G Havoc x 21

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
205 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 131st Naval Construction Battalion ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 20th Engineer Regiment ...
Also attacking 20th RGC/C Division ...
Also attacking 3rd South Seas Det. ...


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Morning Air attack on Kiungshan , at 71,61

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 3

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 15000 feet



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Morning Air attack on 91st JAAF AF Bn , at 58,53 (Chiang Mai)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 40

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Wellington GR.XIII bombing from 9000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 250 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking 91st JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking 91st JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking 91st JAAF AF Bn ...
Also attacking 21st Division ...
Also attacking 91st JAAF AF Bn ...


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Morning Air attack on 25th Division, at 82,26 (Kiuchuan)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 8

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Vengeance I bombing from 8000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 67th Infantry Brigade, at 82,37 , near Kungchang

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
Vengeance I x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Vengeance I bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 131st Naval Construction Battalion, at 76,57 (Wuchow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 9

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Barracuda II bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 67 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 16
B-25D1 Mitchell x 23
B-25J1 Mitchell x 26
P-51A Mustang x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 2 destroyed on ground
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 43

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x Wellington B.X bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 32nd Division, at 84,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-25H Mitchell x 14

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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

Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 32nd Division ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 32nd Division ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 32nd Division ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...


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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 15
B-25J1 Mitchell x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-25H Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 2
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5b Zero x 4
N1K1-J George x 4
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 18 damaged

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 36000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
50th Sentai/C with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
S-602 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
22nd Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 3
N1K1-J George x 3

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 34

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Fires 720
Port hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 36000.
Raid is overhead
S-602 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 138th Infantry Regiment, at 84,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 32
B-25J11 Mitchell x 14

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
234 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Also attacking 1st Recon Battalion ...
Also attacking 30th RGC Division ...
Also attacking 32nd Division ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st Recon Battalion ...
Also attacking 30th RGC Division ...
Also attacking 32nd Division ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st Recon Battalion ...
Also attacking 32nd Division ...
Also attacking 138th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 1st Recon Battalion ...
Also attacking 30th RGC Division ...
Also attacking 32nd Division ...


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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 2
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 10 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 8000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-407 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on 1st Recon Battalion, at 84,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 28
TBM-1C Avenger x 17

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Amoy Special Base Force, at 83,61 (Amoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

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

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



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Morning Air attack on 30th RGC Division, at 84,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 9

Allied aircraft losses
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Kagoshima , at 102,60

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3 Zero x 1
N1K1-J George x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

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

CAP engaged:
248th Sentai/B with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M3 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 36000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
S-602 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (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 16000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 72 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 67th Ind.Infantry Battalion, at 83,61 (Amoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 14

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
221 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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



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Morning Air attack on 32nd Division, at 84,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 138th Infantry Regiment, at 84,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-2 Wildcat x 6
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 11

No Allied losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 32nd Division, at 84,59 , near Amoy

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 16
B-25J1 Mitchell x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
382 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x A-20G Havoc bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x B-25J1 Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Amoy Special Base Force, at 83,61 (Amoy)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 14

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
56 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 98,63

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ia Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D25 Thunderbolt: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
17th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokunoshima at 97,65

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 20

Allied aircraft losses
P-38J Lightning: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
PB Santo Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
E Sokuten, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Edo Maru, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x P-38J Lightning bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokunoshima at 97,65

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 27

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
E Sokuten, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Edo Maru, Shell hits 3, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
PC Kaki, Shell hits 9, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x F4U-1A Corsair bombing from 100 feet *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Shanghai at 92,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 21
TBM-1C Avenger x 11

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAKL Koetsu Maru
PB Ryusei Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Ryusei Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5b Zero x 6
A6M5c Zero x 1
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CL Ninaru, and is sunk

CAP engaged:
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 12000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5b Zero x 6
A6M5c Zero x 1
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
Shinyo-1/B with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Raid is overhead
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Raid is overhead
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 98,63

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 9

Allied aircraft losses
P-51B Mustang: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-51B Mustang bombing from 100 feet

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..


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Morning Air attack on Shanghai , at 92,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 21

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 30000 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M5b Zero x 11
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 8
FM-2 Wildcat x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 34
F6F-5 Hellcat x 22
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 27
SBD-5 Dauntless x 31
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Katsuragi, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Amagi, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hayashio, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Suresushio
DD Hakaze
DD Hayate, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Agano, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Nowaki, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
31 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
27 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
5 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
13 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Raid is overhead
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CV Katsuragi
Fuel storage explosion on CV Katsuragi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Katsuragi
Hayashio dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Amagi
Nowaki dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Agano
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Hayate
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Nowaki


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 2
A6M5b Zero x 4
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
P-51B Mustang x 21
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
TBM-1C Avenger x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Agano, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shimozuki
CV Katsuragi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
25th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Unyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Amagi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Agano


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5b Zero x 2

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Harukaze, Shell hits 2
CV Katsuragi, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Corsair II bombing from 100 feet
4 x Corsair II bombing from 100 feet
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 11000 feet

CAP engaged:
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Shanghai at 92,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 23
TBM-1C Avenger x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAKL Koetsu Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-305 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-61-Id Tony (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 12810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12810.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Shanghai at 92,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-61-Id Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAKL Koetsu Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Keian Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SC Ch 53

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 8000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-61-Id Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12810 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Raid is overhead

Massive explosion on xAKL Koetsu Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Koetsu Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Keian Maru


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5b Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 28
P-51B Mustang x 32

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-51B Mustang: 5 damaged
P-51B Mustang: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Shimozuki, Shell hits 5
CV Amagi, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayate, on fire
DD Hakaze, Shell hits 1
DD Harukaze
CL Agano, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-51B Mustang bombing from 100 feet
4 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x P-51B Mustang bombing from 100 feet
11 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Amagi


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tanegashima at 101,64

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 4
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Bomb hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
DD Oyashio, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hatsukaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
19th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Fubuki(I) class DD
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese CA
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Kagero class DD


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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
A6M5b Zero x 1
N1K1-J George x 1
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Numakaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Urukaze, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
DD Takakaze

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-602 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Hiyo-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes

Numakaze dead in the water ...
Urukaze dead in the water ...


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 98,63

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ia Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 16

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
17th Sentai with Ki-43-Ia Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Kitakami


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Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 99,68

Japanese Ships
E W-26, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
E W-22

Allied Ships
SS Dorado, hits 1

SS Dorado launches 2 torpedoes at E W-26
E W-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-22 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-22 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Tinian (108,94)

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
PG Clive
PG Charleston
SC-981
SC-641
LCI(G)-466
LCI(G)-464
LCI(G)-463
LCI(G)-462
LCI(G)-366
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-76
LCI-22
LCI-584
LCI-583

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

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

PG Clive firing at 16th Infantry Regiment
PG Charleston firing at 16th Infantry Regiment
SC-981 fired at enemy troops
SC-641 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-466 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-464 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-463 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-462 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-366 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-82 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-81 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
PG Clive fired at enemy troops
PG Charleston fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Tinian (108,94)

TF 201 troops unloading over beach at Tinian, 108,94

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



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Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3398 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

Defending force 5448 troops, 171 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 388

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

Assaulting units:
16th Infantry Regiment
12th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
93rd Infantry Div /31


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Ground combat at Naha (95,66)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 51673 troops, 1306 guns, 1459 vehicles, Assault Value = 2191

Defending force 17784 troops, 301 guns, 129 vehicles, Assault Value = 178

Japanese ground losses:
204 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
I Corps Cmbt Engineer Regiment
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
32nd Infantry Division
1st Filipino Inf Regiment
775th Tank Battalion
711th Tank Battalion
41st Infantry Division
158th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
706th Tank Battalion
31st Infantry Division
40th Infantry Div /16
251st Field Artillery Battalion
249th Field Artillery Battalion
XI Corps Artillery
134th Field Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
X Corps Artillery
I Corps Artillery
XI US Corps
147th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
77th Infantry Brigade
37th Ind.Mixed Brigade
100th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
II/66th Naval Guard Unit
80th Field AA Battalion
81st Field AA Battalion
14th Mortar Battalion
19th JAAF Base Force
15th Ind.Mixed Regiment
Nansei Shoto JNAF Base Force
79th Field AA Battalion
Okinawa Naval Base Force
32nd Army
2nd Shipping Engineer Regiment
148th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Hengchun (84,67)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 49125 troops, 872 guns, 993 vehicles, Assault Value = 2246

Defending force 16439 troops, 109 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 475

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

Assaulting units:
716th Tank Battalion
37th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
44th Tank Battalion
710th Tank Battalion
1st USMC Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
2nd Marine Division
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
29th Marine Regiment
2nd USMC Amphb Tank Battalion
3rd Marine Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion

Defending units:
16th Engineer Regiment
24th Ind.Mixed Brigade
55th Infantry Brigade
59th Infantry Brigade
15th Garrison Unit
53rd Field AA Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
59th Field AA Battalion
51st Const Co
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
50th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Hong Kong (77,61)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 78734 troops, 1400 guns, 2078 vehicles, Assault Value = 3011

Defending force 20730 troops, 303 guns, 129 vehicles, Assault Value = 258

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 3809

Japanese adjusted defense: 689

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Hong Kong !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances: 5 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2889 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 147 disabled
Non Combat: 57 destroyed, 60 disabled
Engineers: 100 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 139 (109 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Vehicles lost 109 (108 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
878 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 89 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 32 disabled
Vehicles lost 36 (4 destroyed, 32 disabled)

Assaulting units:
268th Motorised Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
16th Light Cavalry Regiment
26th Indian Division
50th Tank Brigade
6th Australian Division
11th (East African) Division
Port Moresby Brigade
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
12th Australian Brigade
Gardner's Horse Regiment
7th Australian Division
9th Australian Division
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
2/13th Field Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
109th Tank Attack Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
1st Medium Regiment
2nd RAA Jungle Regiment
2nd Medium Regiment
I Australian Corps
3rd (Special Force) Division

Defending units:
22nd Division
32nd Special Base Force
62nd Air Flotilla
22nd AA Regiment
Hong Kong Special Base Force
3rd Mobile AA Battalion
2nd Air Division
13th Ind.AA Gun Co
21st AA Regiment
45th Road Const Co
71st Field AA Battalion
21st Special Base Force


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Ground combat at 61,67 (near Kratie)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 843 troops, 8 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Defending force 1879 troops, 0 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Assaulting units:
Winnipeg Grenadiers Battalion

Defending units:
Southern Army
42nd Engineer Regiment
34th Road Const Co
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Naval Construction Battalion


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Ground combat at Chiang Mai (58,53)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18522 troops, 139 guns, 52 vehicles, Assault Value = 998

Defending force 21827 troops, 161 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 613

Assaulting units:
83rd Chinese Corps
2nd Gordons Battalion
Provisionl Tank Brigade
1st Garrison Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
6th New Chinese Corps
13th Group Army

Defending units:
41st Guard Battalion
65th Brigade
21st Division
12th Garrison Unit
9th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Air Division
Burma Area Army
36th Const Co
91st JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Mergui (53,62)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3632 troops, 28 guns, 45 vehicles, Assault Value = 132

Defending force 1340 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Assaulting units:
98th Indian Brigade
17th Indian Light AA Regiment
112th RAF Base Force

Defending units:
8th Malay Militia Regiment
15th Guards Regiment


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Ground combat at 50,77 (near Temuloh)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 854 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Defending force 997 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34

Assaulting units:
44th (Support) Battalion

Defending units:
44th Naval Guard Unit


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Ground combat at 83,46 (near Ichang)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14378 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 706

Defending force 5399 troops, 49 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

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

Assaulting units:
31st Chinese Corps
51st Chinese Corps
69th Chinese Corps
Lusu War Area

Defending units:
12th RGC Temp. Division
110th/A Division


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Ground combat at 82,59 (near Amoy)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5755 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 924

Defending force 2029 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 29

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

Assaulting units:
59th Chinese Corps
35th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese/C Corps
33rd Group Army

Defending units:
31st Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at 77,57 (near Wuchow)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3538 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 403

Defending force 4183 troops, 34 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 152

Assaulting units:
3rd Chinese Cavalry Corps
64th Chinese/A Corps
64th Chinese/B Corps
7th War Area

Defending units:
104th/B Division


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Ground combat at Wuchow (76,57)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11334 troops, 47 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 757

Defending force 4616 troops, 18 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 110

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

Assaulting units:
54th Chinese Corps
44th Chinese/B Corps
44th Chinese/A Corps
58th Chinese/C Corps
58th Chinese/B Corps
3rd New Chinese/B Corps
11th Construction Regiment

Defending units:
20th Engineer Regiment
3rd South Seas Det.
20th RGC/C Division
59th Construction Battalion
131st Naval Construction Battalion



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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 2:36:56 PM   
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!! Those were wild battles, must have been awesome to watch during the replay. I admit it's hard to keep focused reading all the combat reports summaries and I kind of got lost through some of it. It looked like heavy losses for the Allies, but ruinous losses for Japan which pretty much destroyed the Japanese surface and carrier forces. Is that correct? Understandably, you really had no choice as Okinawa is definitely worth fighting for with everything you have. Congratulations on an epic clash.

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 3:01:01 PM   
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I kind of gave up about 1/4 of the way through. Not particularly interesting reading the nuts and bolts and exquisite detail of a plethora of unimportant details to get to the meat of the subject.

Of the hundreds and hundreds of actions you've cut and pasted, what would you say is the most important and why? Could you perhaps cut and paste it for consideration?

Thanks.

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 3:29:56 PM   
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yeh sorry my pc would not let me copy bits of it.
Here are a couple of important parts - First Japanese success. Look how in effective the allied CAP was.
Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Daito Shoto at 97,68

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 40 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 38
A6M5b Zero x 64
A6M5c Zero x 2
B5N1 Kate x 9
B6N2 Jill x 165
D4Y1 Judy x 40
D4Y2 Judy x 92
D4Y3 Judy x 18

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
FM-1 Wildcat x 82
FM-2 Wildcat x 179
F6F-3 Hellcat x 244
F6F-5 Hellcat x 212
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 6 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 9 destroyed, 23 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 5 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y2 Judy: 5 destroyed, 20 damaged
D4Y2 Judy: 5 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Allied Ships
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 6, on fire
CVE Steamer Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Sargent Bay, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Sitkoh Bay, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Kadashan Bay, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Corregidor, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
CVE Anzio, Torpedo hits 4, heavy damage
CVE Kitkun Bay, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CVE Kasaan Bay, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Kalinin Bay, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 6, and is sunk
CVE Gambier Bay, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Cape Esperance, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Saginaw Bay, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Shipley Bay
CVE Takanis Bay, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Casablanca, Torpedo hits 6, and is sunk
CVE Savo Island
CVE Tulagi, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Fanshaw Bay, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CVE Thetis Bay, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CLAA San Diego
DD Robinson
DD Paul Hamilton
CLAA San Juan
DD Dashiell
DD Eaton, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 3:33:51 PM   
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This on the next day - nearly trashed 2 Essex class. But then we got trashed.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 99,66

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
A6M5 Zero x 17
A6M5b Zero x 30
A6M5c Zero x 1
B5N1 Kate x 5
B6N2 Jill x 108
D4Y1 Judy x 45
D4Y2 Judy x 30

Allied aircraft
Seafire IIC x 12
FM-1 Wildcat x 34
FM-2 Wildcat x 90
F6F-3 Hellcat x 204
F6F-5 Hellcat x 273
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N1 Kate: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 22 destroyed, 11 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 13 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 10 destroyed, 15 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y2 Judy: 6 destroyed, 5 damaged
D4Y2 Judy: 8 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Bunker Hill, Bomb hits 2
CVL Cabot
CV Victorious
BB Prince of Wales, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1
CV Illustrious
CVL Bataan, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVL Belleau Wood
CVL Independence
CV Franklin, Torpedo hits 1
CVL Princeton
CV Intrepid
CVL Monterey
DD Stanly
CVL Cowpens
DD Clark
CL Gambia

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 3:40:53 PM   
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This is the interesting surface action it nearly had Yamato as well but I split them to stand a better chance to catch the allied CV at night- probably a mistake. NJ was badly damaged by Musashai BEFORE the TT. The French BB also had bad damage and its main shells hit Musashai but failed to penetrate - interesting. This is supposed to be the show down that never happened. That's why I posted. Its the biggest 4 days of actIons I have ever had in AE.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Daito Shoto at 97,68, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi, Shell hits 2
DD Murasame, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Hatsushima, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL Teshio, Shell hits 28, and is sunk
DD Nagatakaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Yamanakaze, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Iowa, Shell hits 3
BB New Jersey, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
BB Richelieu, Shell hits 1
DD Converse, Shell hits 2
DD Daly, Shell hits 3
DD Dashiell
DD DeHaven
DD Dortch
DD Hunt
DD Hutchins
DD Porterfield
DD Cassin Young, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Cushing II

Poor visibility due to Rain with 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 10% moonlight: 3,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB New Jersey at 2,000 yards
CL Teshio engages BB New Jersey at 2,000 yards
BB Iowa engages DD Yamanakaze at 2,000 yards
BB New Jersey engages DD Nagatakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze engages DD Cassin Young at 2,000 yards
BB New Jersey sunk by DD Murasame at 2,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Yamanakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Converse at 2,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Iowa at 2,000 yards
CL Teshio sunk by BB Iowa at 2,000 yards
DD Yamanakaze sunk by DD Converse at 2,000 yards
DD Cassin Young engages DD Nagatakaze at 2,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Hatsushima at 2,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Hutchins at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Richelieu at 4,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Cassin Young at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsushima engages DD Cushing II at 4,000 yards
DD Cassin Young engages DD Murasame at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsushima sunk by DD Hutchins at 4,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Nagatakaze at 4,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Converse at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB Richelieu engages BB Musashi at 6,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD Cassin Young at 6,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Cassin Young at 6,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD DeHaven at 6,000 yards
DD Converse engages DD Nagatakaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Iowa engages BB Musashi at 8,000 yards
DD Nagatakaze engages DD DeHaven at 8,000 yards
DD Cassin Young engages DD Murasame at 8,000 yards
DD DeHaven engages DD Murasame at 8,000 yards
DD Dashiell engages DD Nagatakaze at 8,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 3:43:28 PM   
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Heavy cloud did not help to much did it! I always think weather is not tough enough in AE, note lack of AA casualties as well - seems a bit unrealistic to me. There was a lot of flak there.


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,63

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
A6M5 Zero x 15
A6M5b Zero x 29

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 19
Barracuda II x 11
FM-1 Wildcat x 10
FM-2 Wildcat x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 81
F6F-5 Hellcat x 29
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 173
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 32
SBD-5 Dauntless x 62
TBF-1 Avenger x 191
TBM-1C Avenger x 38

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Avenger II: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
Avenger II: 1 destroyed by flak
Barracuda II: 1 damaged
FM-2 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 30 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVL Nisshin, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CV Zuikaku, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CV Unryu, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Yahagi, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Niizuki, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CVL Chiyoda, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Hiyo, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Tokachi, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
DD Wakazuki, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Ume, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Take, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
32 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
28 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
28 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
28 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
32 x SB2C-3 Helldiver bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
31 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
29 x SBD-5 Dauntless bombing from 7000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
31 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
17 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
11 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
11 x Barracuda II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
19 x Avenger II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
7 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
7 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
27 x SB2C-1C Helldiver bombing from 8000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
17 x TBM-1C Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
10 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
S-302 Kokutai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
S-317 Hikotai with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Shinano-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
Shinyo-1/A with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Ryuho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Katsuragi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
S-320 Hikotai Det B with A6M5b Zero (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 9000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
331 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 11570.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes

Ammo storage explosion on CV Zuikaku
Fuel storage explosion on CV Zuikaku
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Chiyoda
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese TK
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese DD
Ammo storage explosion on CVL Ryujo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Yahagi
Fuel storage explosion on CV Hiyo
Ammo storage explosion on CV Hiyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Tokachi
Magazine explodes on CL Yahagi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Hiyo
Fuel storage explosion on CVL Nisshin
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Mutsuki class DD
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Nisshin
Massive explosion on CL Tokachi


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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 3:49:00 PM   
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There are so many actions and attacks that it seem a bit odd in isolation. Yeh maybe it should have the land actions taken out as I said had trouble - but I see I should have done it. So sorry for the trash bits


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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 5:01:33 PM   
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There are so many actions and attacks that it seem a bit odd in isolation. Yeh maybe it should have the land actions taken out as I said had trouble - but I see I should have done it. So sorry for the trash bits



Thanks for the edit.

Interesting, but not surprising outcome in the CVEs destroyed. They're generally not regarded as practical for front-line CV-on-CV action. I'd expect their pounding.

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 5:59:46 PM   
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True - they have no armour and I notice any ship that makes under about 25kts seems to attract bombs and TT big time. That is also why the old BB on both sides are little use.

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 6:10:26 PM   
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The real question is "What does the IJN have left in fighting ships DD and large, and what is their damage status?"

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 6:40:59 PM   
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Cannot say as player may gain knowledge :)

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/24/2017 9:23:17 PM   
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Cannot say as player may gain knowledge :)

Understood. Queries officially withdrawn.

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/25/2017 7:29:28 AM   
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Seven ship collisions in the first engagement against two MGBs....

Four of them involving LST-481. A bit unlucky, that!!!




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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/25/2017 5:15:52 PM   
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Seven ship collisions in the first engagement against two MGBs....

Four of them involving LST-481. A bit unlucky, that!!!




Check to see if the captain of LST-481 is named Mr. Magoo!

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 1/27/2017 10:17:11 PM   
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I must say, good job with keeping your CV force alive till this point. How good were your pilots when this battle happened?

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 3/7/2017 2:08:15 AM   
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In the hit on the Allied CVEs, note that all Allied CAP squadrons were set to 27,000 or 37,000 ft. I think that accounted for the disaster, as normally CAP of those numbers would take care of the attack pretty well (not 100%, of course). Note the Allied counterstrike had the Helldivers set to 20,000 ft level bombing, which I'm pretty sure is not optimal.

On Turn Two (i.e. Day Three), note that the Allied CAP came down a fair amount, although generally still too high in my opinion, and subsequently did a better job. Also, the Allied player brought his Helldivers down to 8,000 feet level bombing. It's interesting that he kept his divebombers doing level bombing throughout. It's also interesting he had quite a few fighters do 100 ft. naval bombing attacks. Does anyone else play this way?

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RE: Battle of Okinawa 18-22nd September 1944 - 4/19/2017 6:37:46 PM   
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the 100 feet fighters have actually done quite a lot of damage...
My pilot exp level were high 70+ skill levels also 65+ some units over 75.

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