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29 April 1942 - 5/18/2018 8:36:08 AM   
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As for those 'tankers' I was fretting over last turn. They have moved on 7 hexes and are still being reported as tankers. No sighting reports on my massed invasion TFs so the time appears to be right to attempt a surface intercept. The Japanese Commanders are satisfied that this Allied TF is not the anticipated carrier force. Now... how to deal with them and keep them from bumping into anything that could be reported as nothing more than an invasion TF.




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29 April 1942 - 5/18/2018 8:52:25 AM   
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Some more casualties from Milne Bay enter the harbour at Kobe. The people of Kobe are starting to become used to seeing battle scared ships making their city home for a time. The sailors are treated with great respect and hospitality as word of their victories in that far off southern ocean becomes the staple topic of conversation.




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30 April 1942 - 5/19/2018 6:01:19 AM   
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30 April 1942

AUSTRALIA


IJ troops unloading over beach at Milne Bay.

Night Naval bombardment of Milne Bay.

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Chikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
687 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 25 (3 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 28
Port hits 16
Port supply hits 3

Japanese deliberate attack at Milne Bay.

Attacking force 14874 troops, 188 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 813
Defending force 8683 troops, 144 guns, 93 vehicles, Assault Value = 198

Japanese adjusted assault: 292
Allied adjusted defense: 304

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
576 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
941 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 24 disabled
Guns lost 26 (7 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Assaulting units:
63rd Naval Guard Unit
46th Naval Guard Unit
38th Division
Maizuru 1st SNLF
8ID 17th Infantry Regiment
65th Naval Guard Unit
67th Naval Guard Unit
17th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
15th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
6th RAAF Base Sqdn
10th RAAF Base Sqdn
2nd RAAF Base Sqdn
4th RAAF Base Sqdn
12th RAAF Base Sqdn
16th RAAF Base Sqdn
102nd AT Gun Regiment
3rd RAAF Base Sqdn
1st RAA Medium~ Regiment
2nd Marine Field Artillery Battalion
1st RAAF Base Wing
1st RAAF Construction Battalion

Allied bombardment at Milne Bay.
Attacking force 4969 troops, 105 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 142
Defending force 14997 troops, 188 guns, 34 vehicles, Assault Value = 737

INDIAN OCEAN

Dawn on the placid expanse of the Indian Ocean. Visibility good and search planes are aloft. The nagging question of just what force the Allies have in the area is about to be answered. The sighting report is ….. TANKERS!!!!!! It is not long before it becomes apparent that these are fully loaded tankers.

Day Time Surface Combat
near Sinabang at 30,76 Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Haguro
CA Nachi
DD Kawakaze
DD Yugure


Allied Ships

TK Egero, Shell hits 23, and is sunk
TK Norfold, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
TK Solor, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK Saidja, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
TK Athelduke, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK Inge Maersk, Shell hits 37, and is sunk
TK British Architect, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
TK British Commodore, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
TK British Destiny, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK British Energy, Shell hits 18, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 20,000 yards
Range descreases to 4000 yards
Kiyota, Takahiko orders Japanese TF to disengage
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

MALAYA

SS Trusty launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 49,83 near Singapore.

Japanese Ships

DD Amagiri
DD Kamikaze


CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Dongxiang – 6 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 24 runway hits.
Japanese afternoon Air attack on 94,46 – 2 airbase hits and 6 runway hits.
Japanese afternoon Air attack on 69th Chinese Army Corps at 94,46.
Japanese afternoon Air attacks on Yenan – 2 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 14 runway hits.
Japanese afternoon Air attack on Chengchow – 3 airbase hits and 35 runway hits.

Japanese bombardment attack at Yenan – A 59 casualties (1 combat squad and 1 non-combat squad destroyed).
Attacking force 1894 troops, 116 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1260
Defending force 39116 troops, 272 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1430

Allied shock attack at Ichang.

Attacking force 4136 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 173
Defending force 15678 troops, 154 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 688

Allied adjusted assault: 0
Japanese adjusted defense: 1427

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 4)

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

Allied ground losses:
3329 casualties reported
Squads: 213 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 79 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 19 (19 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
39th Chinese Army-~ Corps

Defending units:
68ID 57th Infantry Brigade
34th Division
11th RGC Temp. Division

PHILIPPINES

Japanese morning and afternoon Air attacks on Malaybalay – 1 casualty, 3 airbase hits and 13 runway hits.




xAK Asakasan Maru sinks at sea

Repairs completed on DD Kisaragi at Kobe=, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DMS W-12 at Batavia, ship returned to service

Mombasa expands port to size 4
Rabaul expands fortifications to size 1
Krasnoyarsk expands airfield to size 5
85/44 expands fortifications to size 2

Previous report of sinking of SS Pollack incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kukong (79, 57)!

Surface Combat Task Force 151 arrives at 6,67

AV Akitsushima arrives at Kobe=

TK Egero is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942
TK Norfold is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942
TK Solor is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942
TK Saidja is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942
TK Athelduke is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942
TK Inge Maersk is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942
TK British Architect is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942
TK British Commodore is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942
TK British Destiny is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942
TK British Energy is reported to have been sunk near Sinabang on Apr 30, 1942

301st Ind.Infantry Battalion arrives at Asahikawa
Ichiki Det. arrives at Asahikawa





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RE: 30 April 1942 - 5/19/2018 2:13:21 PM   
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Tanks for the memories, why did he have all those juicy targets unescorted?

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RE: 30 April 1942 - 5/19/2018 7:08:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bif1961

Tanks for the memories, why did he have all those juicy targets unescorted?

Now that's a burning question you can throw Ed's way in his AAR. I surmise that he needs the fuel for the furnaces in Oz and felt that the direct route without escort would serve him well. As it is an escort probably wouldn't have changed the out come as a stronger cruiser force was positioned a few hexes along the tankers path waiting to clean up stragglers. What surprised me was no course change from these valuable ships. For 2 days I received what turned out to be reliable sighting reports yet on they came. I had time to set the trap and wait for them to come to me.

Happy to help keep your memories alive. A good haul that any Captain of the red team would always gladly gobble up. Now where are those Allied carriers!

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RE: 30 April 1942 - 5/20/2018 12:13:58 AM   
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Lacking fuel if he keeps being so cavalier with his tankers.

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RE: 30 April 1942 - 5/20/2018 4:23:17 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bif1961

Lacking fuel if he keeps being so cavalier with his tankers.

I see no problem with this as an Allied strategy.

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1 May 1942 - 5/20/2018 6:03:26 AM   
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YELLOW SEA


SS Bass is sighted by escort at 99,53 near Moppo.

Japanese Ships

xAK Kiyo Maru
xAK Ryoka Maru
xAK Mitu Maru
xAK Tensyo Maru
xAK Utide Maru
xAK Yosyu Maru
xAK Mantai Maru
xAK Liverpool Maru
xAK Glasgow Maru
PB Zosen Maru


Allied Ships

SS Bass, hits 2

INDIA

SS I-124 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 28,46 near Colombo.

Allied Ships

DD Nizam~

PACIFIC

SS I-6 is sighted by escort at 187,107 near Lahaina.

Japanese Ships

SS I-6, hits 6 – 1 penetrating hit.

Allied Ships

DD Blue

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Dongxiang – 7 airbase hits, 3 airbase supply hit and 21 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attacks on Yenan – 1 airbase supply hit and 17 runway hits.

Japanese bombardment attack at Yenan – A 20 casualties.
Attacking force 1894 troops, 116 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1575
Defending force 39096 troops, 272 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1429

PHILIPPINES

Japanese morning and afternoon Air attacks on Malaybalay – 1 airbase hit and 2 runway hits.

Japanese deliberate attack at San Jose.

Attacking force 1314 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60
Defending force 3958 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Japanese adjusted assault: 23
Allied adjusted defense: 20

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), preparation(-), morale(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

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

Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Assaulting units:
22SBF 24th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
61st PA Infantry Division
Roxas Constabulary Battalion
San Jose Constab. Battalion
Civilians

AUSTRALIA

Allied morning Air attack on 17th Naval Construction Battalion at Milne Bay – 14 casualties.

MALAYA

SS Trusty is sighted by escort at 49,83 near Singapore.

Japanese Ships

DD Kamikaze

Allied Ships

SS Trusty, hits 1 – 1 penetrating hit

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at Tjilatjap.


Attacking force 3520 troops, 45 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 161
Defending force 4197 troops, 89 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 65

Japanese adjusted assault: 78
Allied adjusted defense: 63

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

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

Allied ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
31ID III./124th Inf Battalion
23SBF 22nd Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 8th SNLF

Defending units:
2nd KNIL Regiment
Mobiele Bn
I Landstorm Cdo
IV Landstorm Cdo
Tjilatjap Defenses
Cheribon Defenses
Tjilitap KM Base Force
Andir ML Base Force




Production has commenced on the Ki-45 KAIa Nick.

Repairs completed on DD Shigure at Kobe=, ship returned to service

Iwaki= expands fortifications to size 2
Marcus Island expands fortifications to size 1
Port Moresby expands port to size 4

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Medan (46, 76)!

The German Raid Thor has rounded the Cape of Good Hope and has commenced a patrol along the southern edge of the map on a steay heading toward the south of Australia.





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2 May 1942 - 5/21/2018 5:18:23 AM   
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MALAYA


SS Trusty is sighted by escort at 49,83 near Singapore.

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-21
E Ishigaki
E Hachijo


CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on 7th Guerilla at 93,46 – 11 casualties.
Japanese morning Air attacks on Dongxiang – 12 airbase hits, 5 airbase supply hits and 44 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 69th Chinese Army Corps at 93,46 – 22 casualties.
Japanese morning Air attacks on Yenan – 5 casualties, 3 airbase hits and 21 runway hits.
Morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Army- Corps at 93,46.

Allied afternoon Air attack on Canton.

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-44 Tojo x 6

Allied aircraft

SB-III x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

SB-III: 2 destroyed

Japanese deliberate attack at Yenan.

Attacking force 43318 troops, 529 guns, 356 vehicles, Assault Value = 1575
Defending force 39101 troops, 272 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1428

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 1079
Allied adjusted defense: 1259

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 2)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1925 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 286 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Vehicles lost 37 (1 destroyed, 36 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1113 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 180 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Assaulting units:
36th Division
15th Tank Regiment
41st Division
12th Tank Regiment
63rd Division
26th Division
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Mortar Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Army
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment

Defending units:
129th Red Chin Div*
120th Red Chin Div*
115th Red Chin Div*
Red Chin Guerillas
Red Chinese Army*
8th Route Army
Red Chinese Construction Regiment

PACIFIC

Japanese morning Air attack
on TF near Ailuk at 141,112

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Japanese aircraft

G3M2 Nell-Chukou x 6

Allied aircraft

Sea Hurricane Ib x 3
Martlet II x 9
F2A-3 Buffalo x 15
F4F-3A Wildcat x 23
F4F-3 Wildcat x 51
F4F-4 Wildcat x 23

Japanese aircraft losses

G3M2 Nell-Chukou: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

PHILIPPINES

Japanese afternoon Air attack on Malaybalay – 2 runway hits.

AUSTRALIA

Allied afternoon Air attack
on 38th Division at Milne Bay – 7 casualties.

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 6

Allied aircraft

B-17E Fortress x 4
LB-30 Liberator x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 1 damaged

Arawe is occupied by the Japanese.

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at Soerabaja.


Attacking force 14239 troops, 123 guns, 106 vehicles, Assault Value = 469
Defending force 12487 troops, 165 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 272

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 355

Allied adjusted defense: 475

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
537 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
435 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
14th Division
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
16th Army

Defending units:
4th KNIL Regiment
6th KNIL Regiment
Tjilatjap Cdo
Tjepoe Cdo
ML-KNIL~
Soerabaja KM Base Force
NI-MLD~
Soerabaja Defenses
KNI Leger
Madoeng Defenses



G3M2 Nell-Chukou from Chitose Ku K-1' has spotted YMS-95 at 141,112
YMS-95 is reported HIT

Trincomalee expands airfield to size 7
Suva expands airfield to size 7
Rabaul expands fortifications to size 2
Christchurch expands port to size 4
Shilka expands airfield to size 5

DD Tanikaze beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Zamboanga (75, 89)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Medan (46, 76)!

A/50th JNAF Coy arrives at Osaka/Kyoto+

The Allies show their hand and it is to be the Marshall Islands where they make their first foray. I have been most lax in this area and Ed will soon find that the place is under prepared for the coming assault. On the bonus side it appears that the Allies have concentrated all their carriers (including the Brits) into one force which means my Indian Ocean Operations currently under way shouldn’t have to worry about carrier borne interference. So, whilst this assault and likely loss of the Marshalls is going to be painful it does narrow down my focus on where I go to from here.

My plan over on the western side of the board (until now only hinted at) is to make a landing in Ceylon and capture that island. Follow that up with a landing in India and capture Madras followed by a drive up the coast to ultimately capture Calcutta. The ultimate to all this is to then move back and deal with the redoubt which is being built at Rangoon. I’m not planning on an all out assault across India – the east coast will be plenty.

Meanwhile over in the Pacific I do hope (from this point on) to deal reasonably swiftly with Milne Bay and in doing so release the carriers from this location. They have performed admirably her so have so far. I don’t see the Allied carrier move as an expedition to hunt down Kaga and friends, but I am wary that this is a possiblitly. Now that I know the Allied carriers are not in the Indian area I plan on bringing the KB carriers back to the Pacific once a decent bridgehead has been established.

Early days and plenty that can happen now that the USN is on the prowl. Very heartened to see that the American carriers still have Buffalos on boards in some intances. Things are going to get interesting not to mention difficult.






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Over on the other side of the map this little TF is reported. I'm thinking of releasing some cruisers to try and hunt down this little lot. Carriers would fix this lot up in no time but I need them to stay with the invasion fleet. Ed is bringing in supply to Sabang and/or moving out troops before I fully turn my attention to this outpost.




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AUSTRALIA


TF 215 encounters mine field at Milne Bay – 2 mines cleared.

Night Naval bombardment of Milne Bay.

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Chikuma
CA Tone


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

Allied morning Air attack on 38th Division at Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 13

Allied aircraft

B-17E Fortress x 7
LB-30 Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese deliberate attack at Milne Bay.

Attacking force 14711 troops, 188 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 781
Defending force 8505 troops, 152 guns, 98 vehicles, Assault Value = 145

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 353
Allied adjusted defense: 115

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Milne Bay!!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
578 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 87 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1429 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 241 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 53 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 128 (113 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 92 (91 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units retreated 12
Units destroyed 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
38th Division
8ID 17th Infantry Regiment
63rd Naval Guard Unit
Maizuru 1st SNLF
46th Naval Guard Unit
65th Naval Guard Unit
67th Naval Guard Unit
17th Naval Construction Battalion

Defending units:
15th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
3rd RAAF Base Sqdn
1st RAAF Base Wing
12th RAAF Base Sqdn
6th RAAF Base Sqdn
2nd Marine Field Artillery Battalion
1st RAA Medium~ Regiment
102nd AT Gun Regiment
4th RAAF Base Sqdn
10th RAAF Base Sqdn
16th RAAF Base Sqdn
2nd RAAF Base Sqdn
1st RAAF Construction Battalion

A quick resolution is what I hoped for and it arrived very quickly. I expected the Australian units would mostly retreat but they do appear to have suffered grievously in doing so. Next order of the day is to get an AF unit into Milne Bay and get some proper fighter protection happening. Once that is in place I can move Kaga and friends out of this hot spot.

YELLOW SEA


SS Seawolf is sighted by escort at 98,55 near Saishu To.

Japanese Ships

xAK Ryusei Maru
xAK Celebes Maru
PB Shinko Maru #1


Allied Ships

SS Seawolf~, hits 1 – 1 penetrating hit.

PHILIPPINES

Japanese morning and afternoon Air attacks on Malaybalay – 5 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 7 runway hits.

Japanese deliberate attack at Malaybalay.

Attacking force 13215 troops, 165 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 638
Defending force 12812 troops, 152 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 413

Japanese adjusted assault: 449
Allied adjusted defense: 160

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Malaybalay!!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
517 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 72 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
16052 casualties reported
Squads: 662 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1106 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 125 (125 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 9

Assaulting units:
III/66th Naval Guard Unit
16th Division
32SBF 32nd Naval Guard Unit
15th Naval Guard Unit
1st Raiding Regiment
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
43rd PS Inf Battalion
101st PA Infantry Division
3rd PA Constabulary Regiment
102nd PA Infantry Division
III PhilippineCorps
Del Monte AAF Base Force
5th Base Group Base Force
Agusan Constabulary Battalion
Civilians

Pleased to see this little nut crack. Frees up a good number of units to finish off the job in the DEI.

CHINA


Japanese morning Air attacks on Yenan – 16 runway hits.
Japanese afternoon Air attack on Dongxiang – 1 airbase hit, 2 airbase supply hits and 5 runway hits.

Japanese deliberate attack at 86,45.

Attacking force 768 troops, 0 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 40
Defending force 51 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 43
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 43 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE 86/45!!!

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

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

Assaulting units:
3TD 13th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
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Japanese deliberate attack at Dongxiang.

Attacking force 43838 troops, 491 guns, 200 vehicles, Assault Value = 1622
Defending force 52837 troops, 315 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2008

Japanese adjusted assault: 1618

Allied adjusted defense: 729

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
5378 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 686 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 44 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1371 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 110 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 79 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
15th Division
39th Division
22nd Division
17th Division
60ID 56th Infantry Brigade
13th Army
RGC Army
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
26th Chinese Army Corps
86th Chinese Army~ Corps
2nd Guerilla
50th Chinese Army~ Corps
21st Chinese Army Corps
4th Guerilla
25th Chinese Army Corps
88th Chinese Army Corps
100th Chinese Army- Corps
23rd Group Army
3rd War Area
25th Group Army
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14th Chinese Base Force

Japanese shock attack at Yenan.

Attacking force 6568 troops, 154 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1563
Defending force 37946 troops, 271 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1294

Japanese adjusted assault: 0
Allied adjusted defense: 1161

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 2)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
2141 casualties reported
Squads: 89 destroyed, 161 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
12th Tank Regiment
36th Division
41st/B Division
41st/A Division
15th Tank Regiment
26th Division
63rd Division
41st/C Division
10th Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st Army
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment

Defending units:
115th Red Chin Div*
129th Red Chin Div*
120th Red Chin Div*
Red Chin Guerillas
8th Route Army
Red Chinese Army*
Red Chinese Construction Regiment

This attack shredded 9th Ind.Mixed Brigade but they served a purpose as they crossed the river and closed off the last possible hex for escape from Yenan. 9th Ind.Mixed Brigade will withdraw and in 4-5 days time the next fresh division will arrive and the next attack will get the green light.

DEI

Siaoe is occupied by the Japanese.






G4M1 Betty-Rikko from Yokosuka Ku K-1 has spotted a Elco 77ft PT class PT at 98,130
a Elco 77ft PT class PT is reported HIT

a Type KD7 class SS is reported HIT
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-20_

Nadi expands airfield to size 3
Vizagapatnam expands port to size 4
Borzya expands airfield to size 6

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Zamboanga (75, 89)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Medan (46, 76)!

CL Dragon is reported to have been sunk near Samarai I. on Mar 21, 1942

14th Naval Guard Unit arrives at Yokohama=+

A Force Labor Unit arrives at Singapore (a nasty reminder of what goes on for the defeated during war. Not, however, what I particularly want to oversee. I appreciate though that LST has included these units in the OOB as it does bring an added dimension of realism to the game. I will let them rest up for a bit and then it is off to build railways for this unlucky lot.)

The American Invasion Fleet moves closer. If nothing else, apart from the eventual loss of the Marshall Islands, it shall give me a look at how Ed configures his invasion fleets. So far it looks to be the kitchen sink ensemble that is hard to touch.






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The captured base at Milne Bay. Not too much damage and the Australians have been doing a great job of expanding the port and airfield. I shall let my lot continue with the good work.




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Whilst the Allies move in on the Marshall Islands my forces move closer to Ceylon. My submarine reports some fine looking targets. Very tempted to move KB in and attempt to deal with these forces before the invasion gets underway. The second TF is reported as 4 ships with 2 CA on a south east bearing. Those ships sighted the previous turn heading towards Sabang have disappeared... must be out there somewhere. The cruiser TF sent to find them will continue searching.




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4 May 1942

AUSTRALIA


IJ TFs encounter mine field at Milne Bay – 92 mines cleared.

INDIA

SS I-124 launches 4 torpedoes at 28,47 near Colombo.

Allied Ships

TK British Chemist, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Day Time Surface Combat near Koggala at 28,51 Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo
BB Haruna
CA Chokai
DD Fubuki
DD Shinonome
DD Shirakumo


Allied Ships

TK Thorshavn, Shell hits 13, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK Vivi, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
TK Clydefield, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
TK British Aviator, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
TK British Colonel, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
TK British Merchant, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
TK British Unity, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
TK British Sergeant, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
TK Goldmouth, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
TK Spondilus, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
TK Saroena, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Low visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
Japanese launch Long Lance torpedoes at 6,000 yards before allies detect Japanese presence
Massive explosion on TK Spondilus
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Colombo at 29,48

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 18
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 84
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku x 59

Allied aircraft

Hurricane IIa Trop x 10
Hurricane IIb Trop x 10

Japanese aircraft losses

A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships

DD Isis~
xAK Hupeh
, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD Arrow
CM Abdiel~
, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
KV Aster
xAP Malda
xAKL Nordhval
, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
ML Cambay Prince, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CLAA Van Heemskerck, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
KV Verbana~
DD Griffin~
xAK Marion Moller
, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Kota Tjandi~
xAKL Memphis City
, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Jaladurga
KV Marguerite~
xAK Shinkuang
, Bomb hits 1
xAKL Illinoian
xAK Nord
, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AG Shengking, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hotspur~
xAKL Sarpen
, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Oklahoman, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Decoy, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Jalapalaka
xAP Kota Radja
, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Van Cloon, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Washingtonian, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
138 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CLAA Van Heemskerck
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Sarpen
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Oklahoman
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Van Cloon

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Colombo at 26,48

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 18
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 25

Allied aircraft

Hurricane IIa Trop x 2
Hurricane IIb Trop x 4

Japanese aircraft losses

A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 5 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships

CA Devonshire~
DD Inconstant~


Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Trincomalee at 31,47

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku x 25

Allied aircraft

Hurricane IIa Trop x 1

Japanese aircraft losses

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships

AMc Poona, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

PACIFIC

SS Gudgeon launches 4 torpedoes and misses at 111,109 near Truk.

Japanese Ships

xAK Arimasan Maru
DD Hokaze


SS RO-64 launches 4 torpedoes and misses at 134,113 near Likiep.

Allied Ships

APD McKean
APD Humphreys
APD Kilty
APD Waters
xAP Ville d'Amiens
xAP Nellore
xAP Jagersfontein~
xAP Exhibitor
xAP Exchange
xAP Haleakala
xAK Liberty Glo
xAK Laida
xAK Cynthia Olson
xAK Defiance
PC YP-415
PC YP-414
PC YP-343
PC YP-284

SS RO-64
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 134,113 near Likiep.

Allied Ships

xAK Liberty Glo
APD Humphreys
APD Kilty
APD Waters
xAP Ville d'Amiens
xAP Nellore
xAP Jagersfontein~
xAP Exhibitor
xAP Exchange
xAP Haleakala
xAK Laida
xAK Defiance
PC YP-415
PC YP-414
PC YP-343
PC YP-284

SS RO-65
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 132,113 near Roi=Namur.

Allied Ships

AM Grebe
AM Robin
AM Vireo

SSX Ha-20
is sighted by escort at 132,114 near Roi-Namur.

Japanese Ships

SSX Ha-20, hits 1

Allied Ships

AM Tern
AM Robin
AM Vireo

SS I-23
is sighted by escort at 132,115 near Kwajalein Island.

Allied Ships

DMS Hovey

SSX Ha-8
is sighted by escort at 132,114 near Roi-Namur.

Japanese Ships

SSX Ha-8, hits 3, heavy damage

Allied Ships

AM Robin
AM Vireo


Pre-Invasion action off Kwajalein Island - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

107 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

BB Resolution~, Shell hits 20
BB Ramillies~, Shell hits 7
BB Royal Sovereign~, Shell hits 8
BB Revenge~
CA Cornwall
CL Newcastle~
DD Hull
DD Dewey
AMC Prince David~
DD Panther~


Japanese ground losses:
278 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (4 destroyed, 16 disabled)

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

Amphibious Assault at Kwajalein Island.

Allied troops unloading over beach at Kwajalein Island.

Allied ground losses:
694 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 100 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 26 (0 destroyed, 26 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (0 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied shock attack at Kwajalein Island.

Attacking force 4616 troops, 65 guns, 61 vehicles, Assault Value = 216
Defending force 5312 troops, 40 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Allied adjusted assault: 29
Japanese adjusted defense: 55

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 4)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), supply(-)

Japanese ground losses:
449 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1500 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 71 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 33 disabled
Guns lost 12 (5 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Assaulting units:
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
53rd (Sep) Inf.~ Rgt /1
193rd Tank Bn /2
2nd Marine Para~ Battalion
25th Infantry Div /8
2MD 2nd Marine Engineer Battalion
198th Field Artillery Battalion
1st Marine AmphTrac Engr Bn /2

Defending units:
53rd Nav Gd /5
Nimur Naval Fortress
24th Air Flotilla
6th Fleet
Kwajalein Base Force

MALAYA

SS Trusty is located at 49,83 near Singapore.

Japanese Ships

DD Uranami
DD Amagiri


Allied Ships

SS Trusty, hits 1

HOME ISLANDS

SS Swordfish is located at 104,56 near Fukuoka.

Japanese Ships

DD Oboro
DD Shigure
DD Kisaragi


Allied Ships

SS Swordfish~, hits 1

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Army- Corps at 93,46 – 20 casualties.
Japanese morning Air attack on 7th Guerilla at 93,46 – 15 casualties.
Japanese morning Air attacks on Yenan – 3 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 15 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 69th Chinese Army Corps at 93,46.

Japanese bombardment attack at Dongxiang - A 20 casualties.
Attacking force 310 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1026
Defending force 51482 troops, 315 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1871

Japanese bombardment attack at Yenan – A 62 casualties (2 combat squads destroyed).
Attacking force 1894 troops, 116 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1395
Defending force 37878 troops, 271 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1289

DEI

Japanese morning Air attack on Sabang – 21 casualties, 1 airbase hit, 1 airbase supply hit and 14 runway hits.

Japanese deliberate attack at Tjilatjap.

Attacking force 4848 troops, 64 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 217
Defending force 4220 troops, 89 guns, 47 vehicles, Assault Value = 66

Japanese adjusted assault: 107
Allied adjusted defense: 47

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tjilatjap!!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
254 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
4862 casualties reported
Squads: 135 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 364 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 23 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 129 (129 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 56 (56 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 8

Assaulting units:
23SBF 22nd Naval Guard Unit
31ID III./124th Inf Battalion
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
Sasebo 8th SNLF

Defending units:
Mobiele Bn
I Landstorm Cdo
2nd KNIL Regiment
IV Landstorm Cdo
Tjilatjap Defenses
Cheribon Defenses
Tjilitap KM Base Force
Andir ML Base Force

Lhokseumawe is occupied by the Japanese.




PO2 Doikawa R. of Ryujo-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Doikawa R. of Ryujo-1 attains ace status!!


D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Zuikaku-2 has spotted an Allied MGB at 31,47
a Castle AMc class AMc is reported HIT

Repairs completed on DD Shiratsuyu at Kobe=, ship returned to service

Wakkanai expands fortifications to size 2
Taiyuan expands port to size 1
Eniwetok expands fortifications to size 1
Tacoma expands airfield to size 6
Wake Island expands fortifications to size 3
Irkutsk expands airfield to size 5
Spassk-Dalniy expands airfield to size 9

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Tientsin (95, 41)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kiungshan (71, 61)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Medan (46, 76)!

AMc Poona is reported to have been sunk near Trincomalee on May 04, 1942
TK Thorshavn is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
TK Vivi is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
TK Clydefield is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
TK British Aviator is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
TK British Colonel is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
TK British Merchant is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
TK British Unity is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
xAK Hupeh is reported to have been sunk near Colombo on May 04, 1942
xAK Marion Moller is reported to have been sunk near Colombo on May 04, 1942
xAKL Washingtonian is reported to have been sunk near Colombo on May 04, 1942
TK British Sergeant is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
ML Cambay Prince is reported to have been sunk near Colombo on May 04, 1942
TK Goldmouth is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
TK Spondilus is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942
TK Saroena is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 04, 1942





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The latest reports from Ceylon. So many naval targets reported at Colombo. HMS Devonshire is the TF to the west of Colombo.




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An ominous development. The trailing convoy has a detection level of 7/7 and is perilously close to this Allied TF which has popped up. KB is falling back to cover this threat before the invasion at Koggala goes ahead. A couple of battleships are also ordered to provide support to the trailing TF should the Allied TF make moves towards the invasion TFs.




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The Allied action in the Marshall Islands. A surprisingly good result at Kwajalien but the meager defense here will falter once the Allies land more supplies and troops.

Already considering my options here and feel that this could become a battleground once the IJN regroups from the Indian adventure.




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Typical Allied early strategy of hit them where they ain't.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bif1961

Typical Allied early strategy of hit them where they ain't.

Clearly Ed was waiting for KB to show which, of course, they will have to for a big operation such as Ceylon/India.

I have learnt that the bulk of the RN is in the Pacific assisting the USN. Has the USN repaid the favour and sent warships over to India.? I'm fairly certain that all of the US and RN carriers are together in the Pacific. HMS Hermes appears to be at Colombo but she should have sailed, along with the rest of the herd, overnight.

As for the Marshalls. It is going to be a pain losing them early in the piece and they will make a great launch pad for other strikes. I have been much too neglectful of the defences in the Marshalls. I shall put that down to the on going preoccupation with feeding resources into the Home Islands. LST has put together a very demanding logistical situation for Japan. Perhaps it requires a rather different strategy than the one I have taken. And back to the Marshalls. They are a supply problem for either side at this time in the war. If I can get the fleet back together we might see some tussles in and around this island chain.


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5 May 1942

PACIFIC

Invasion Support action off Kwajalein Island

Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

CL Newcastle~
DD Panther~
DD Hull
DD Dewey
AMC Prince David~


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

SS RO-64 is sighted by escort at 132,113 near Roi-Namur.

Allied Ships

AV Curtiss
AKV Langley
AKV Kittyhawk
AKV Hammondsport
xAK West Portal
DM Preble

SS I-9
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 191,107 near Lahaina.

Allied Ships

TK Gulfhawk

SS I-23
is sighted by escort at 132, 115 near Kwajalein Island.

Allied Ships

DD Dewey
AMC Prince David~
AP Barnett
AP Henry T Allen~
AK Castor"
AK Procyon
xAP Santa Inez
xAK Michael Goulandris
xAK Rona
xAK Sommelsdijk
DD Panther~
DD Paladin~


Night Naval bombardment of Kwajalein Island.

Allied Ships

BB Resolution~
BB Ramillies~
BB Royal Sovereign~
BB Revenge~
CA Cornwall


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

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 10
Port hits 1

Invasion Support action off Kwajalein Island
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

AMC Prince David~
CL Newcastle~
DD Panther~


Invasion Support action off Kwajalein Island
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

AMC Prince David~
DD Panther~


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

SSX Ha-4 is sighted by escort at 127,108 near Eniwetok.

Allied Ships

YMS-94
YMS-39
YMS-96


Allied afternoon Air attack on 6th Fleet at Kwajalein Island – 27 casulaties (5 non-combat squads destroyed + 2 guns lost).
Allied afternoon Air attack on 6th Base Force at Roi-Namur – 80 casualties.

SSX Ha-21 is sighted by escort at 132,114 near Roi-Namur.

Allied Ships

AM Robin
AM Vireo


Pre-Invasion action off Roi-Namur
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

BB Tennessee
BB Pennsylvania
BB Colorado
BB Maryland
CA San Francisco
CL Phoenix
DD Mustin
DD Grayson
AP Ernest Hinds~+


Japanese ground losses:
264 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 74 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Amphibious Assault at Roi-Namur (132,114)

TF 186 troops unloading over beach at Roi-Namur.

Allied ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Invasion Support action off Kwajalein Island
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

AMC Prince David~
DD Panther~


Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

Allied shock attack at Kwajalein Island.

Attacking force 6953 troops, 120 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 264
Defending force 4886 troops, 37 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Allied adjusted assault: 45
Japanese adjusted defense: 15

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
387 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1217 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (4 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (9 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
53rd (Sep) Inf.~ Regiment
2nd Marine Para~ Battalion
193rd Tank Bn /2
25th Infantry Div /8
198th Field Artillery Battalion
2MD 2nd Marine Engineer Battalion
1st Marine AmphTrac Engr Bn /2

Defending units:
Kwajalein Base Force
24th Air Flotilla
6th Fleet
Nimur Naval Fortress
53rd Nav Gd /5

Allied shock attack at Roi-Namur.

Attacking force 6067 troops, 41 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 332
Defending force 1872 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Allied adjusted assault: 269
Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 269 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Roi-Namur!!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
2003 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 206 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (15 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Allied ground losses:
278 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 35 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
641st Towed~ TD Bn /1
24th Infantry Div /8
1st USMC Raider Bn~
3rd USMC Raider Bn~
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
2nd USMC Raider Bn~
1st Marine Para~ Bn /1
205th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
7th JNAF Coy
6th Base Force

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Army- Corps at 93,46.
Japanese morning Air attacks on 69th Chinese Army Corps at 93,46.
Japanese morning Air attacks on Yenan – 2 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 17 runway hits.
Japanese morning and afternoon Air attacks on Dongxiang – 4 airbase hits, 4 airbase supply hits and 25 runway hits.

Japanese bombardment attack at Dongxiang.
Attacking force 310 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1068
Defending force 51571 troops, 315 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1880

Japanese deliberate attack at 77,56.

Attacking force 10203 troops, 105 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 432
Defending force 51 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 404
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 404 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE 77/56!!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

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

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

Assaulting units:
104th Division
2nd Raiding Regiment

Defending units:
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Japanese bombardment attack at Yenan – J (1 gun lost) to A 15 casualties (1 combat squad destroyed).
Attacking force 1894 troops, 116 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1424
Defending force 37885 troops, 271 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1289

DEI

Japanese morning Air attack on Sabang – 6 casualties and 2 port supply hits.


PHILIPPINES

Japanese deliberate attack at San Jose.


Attacking force 1315 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61
Defending force 3893 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

Japanese adjusted assault: 23
Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)

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

Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
22SBF 24th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
61st PA Infantry Division
Roxas Constabulary Battalion
San Jose Constab. Battalion
Civilians




G3M2 Nell-Chukou from Chitose Ku K-1' has spotted YMS-95 at 127,108
YMS-95 is reported HIT

Repairs completed on CL Abukuma at Kobe=, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-172 at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+, ship returned to service

SSX Ha-8 scuttled at Roi-Namur to prevent capture!

Port Hueneme expands airfield to size 2
Panama Canal expands airfield to size 8
Edmonton expands airfield to size 7
Pegu expands port to size 4
77/57 expands fortifications to size 2

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!

CV Junyo arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+

The changing map at the Marshall Islands.





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Seems the KB pilots have had a day of rest. That Allied TF is way to close and sighted too. Perhaps tomorrow KB pilots will decide to do something about this lot... unless the surface forces manage an intercept.




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6 May 1942 - 5/25/2018 3:24:12 AM   
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6 May 1942

INDIA

Night Time Surface Combat
near Koggala at 29,53 Range 2,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Walrus II: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships

CA Takao, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1
CA Atago
CA Maya
, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Wakaba
DD Ariake
, Shell hits 1
DD Akatsuki
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma


Allied Ships

CA Dorsetshire, Shell hits 24, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CA Exeter
CL Hobart
, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
CL Enterprise~
CL Emerald~
CL Dauntless~
CL Ceres~
CL Mauritius~
CL Glasgow~
, Shell hits 1
CL Capetown~
CL Colombo~
CL Caledon~
, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Norman
DD Isaac Sweers
, Shell hits 1
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Fortune~
DD Foxhound~
DD Pakenham~
, Shell hits 21, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 64% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 64% moonlight: 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 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
Kurita, Takao crosses the 'T'
Task forces break off...

A good action by Kurita in atrocious weather conditions. A shame that 1 Allied torpedo found it’s mark. Takao has damage of 41 11(05) 01 00 so not too bad but she is going to have to find her way to a home for repairs. First reports of this Allied TF seem to have been the most accurate. What a powerful surface fleet on the loose. It has completely disappeared probably due to the weather giving it a helping hand. That would be why KB has left it alone.

Allied morning Air attack
on TF near Koggala at 27,54

Weather in hex: Light cloud


Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 63

Allied aircraft

Hurricane IIa Trop x 4
Hurricane IIb Trop x 6
Swordfish I x 10

Japanese aircraft losses

A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

Hurricane IIa Trop: 1 destroyed
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed
Swordfish I: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo, Torpedo hits 1

A stringbag proves it’s worth with this strike. Kongo has damage of 15 03 01 00 which means I will keep her in the line for the time being. It is time to launch the assault on Koggala and with those enemy surface ships on the prowl Kongo may well be needed to fend off antipated encroachment into the landing zone.

Allied morning Air attack
on TF near Koggala at 27,54

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 60

Allied aircraft

Hudson IIIa x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Hudson IIIa: 2 destroyed

PACIFIC

SSX Ha-4 is sighted by escot at 127,108 near Eniwetok.

Allied Ships

YMS-94
YMS-39
YMS-96


Pre-Invasion action off Eniwetok.

3 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

BB Warspite~
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho
CL Nashville
CL Honolulu
DD Hatfield
DD Dale
DD Morris
AP Republic~


Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied troops unloading over beach at Eniwetok.

Allied ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (0 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (0 destroyed, 20 disabled)

SS RO-64 is sighted by escort at 131,113 near Roi-Namur.

Allied Ships

APD Humphreys
APD Kilty
APD Waters
xAP Ville d'Amiens
xAP Nellore
xAP Exchange
xAP Haleakala
xAK Liberty Glo
xAK Laida
xAK Defiance
PC YP-415
PC YP-414
PC YP-343
PC YP-284

SSX Ha-21
is sighted by escort at 132,114 near Roi-Namur.

Japanese Ships

SSX Ha-21, hits 2

Allied Ships

AO Cedardale
AO Neosho
DMS Perry
DMS Dorsey

SS I-23
is sighted by escort at 132, 115 near Kwajalein Island.

Japanese Ships

SS I-23^, hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships

BB Royal Sovereign~
CA Cornwall
DD Dewey
AMC Prince David~
AP Barnett
AP Henry T Allen~
AK Castor"
xAP Santa Inez
xAK Michael Goulandris
xAK Rona
xAK Sommelsdijk
DD Panther~
DD Paladin~


Allield shock attack at Kwajalein Island.

Attacking force 7321 troops, 207 guns, 126 vehicles, Assault Value = 240
Defending force 4666 troops, 36 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Allied adjusted assault: 125
Japanese adjusted defense: 8

Allied assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kwajalein Island!!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
2372 casualties reported
Squads: 33 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 299 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 36 (36 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 5

Allied ground losses:
653 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (6 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Assaulting units:
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
25th Infantry Division
2nd Marine Para~ Battalion
53rd (Sep) Inf.~ Regiment
193rd Tank Bn /2
1st Marine AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
198th Field Artillery Battalion
2MD 2nd Marine Engineer Battalion

Defending units:
Nimur Naval Fortress
6th Fleet
24th Air Flotilla
Kwajalein Base Force
53rd Nav Gd /5

Allied shock attack at Eniwetok.

Attacking force 4925 troops, 63 guns, 139 vehicles, Assault Value = 189
Defending force 778 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Allied adjusted assault: 199
Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 199 to 1 (fort level 1)

Allied forces CAPTURE Eniwetok!!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
871 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 86 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
298th (Sep) Inf. Regiment
134th Cmbt~ Engineer Battalion
2MD 2nd Marine Tank Battalion
2MD 2nd Marine Pioneer Battalion
223rd FA Bn /2

Defending units:
7th JNAF AF Unit

HOME ISLANDS

SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at 112,66 near Aogashima.

Japanese Ships

xAKL P-24 – 1 hit by a dud.

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on 69th Chinese Army Corps at 93,46 – 8 casualties.
Japanse morning Air attacks on Yenan – 1 airbase supply hit and 13 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Army- Corps at 93,46.
Japanese morning and afternoon Air attacks on Dongxiang – 7 casualties, 7 airbase hits, 3 airbase supply hits and 32 runway hits.

Japanese bombardment attack at Dongxiang – A 4 casualties.
Attacking force 310 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1117
Defending force 51660 troops, 314 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1887

Japanese bombardment attack at Yenan – A 35 casualties (1 combat squad destroyed).
Attacking force 1894 troops, 116 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1236
Defending force 37870 troops, 271 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1288

DEI

Japanese forces CAPTURE Djambi!!!

AUSTRALIA

Treasury Islands is occupied by the Japanese.






G4M1 Betty-Rikko from Kanoya Ku K-1'/C has spotted a Elco 77ft PT class PT at 98,130
a Elco 77ft PT class PT is reported HIT

Toungoo expands airfield to size 3
Ahmedabad expands airfield to size 2
Calcutta expands port to size 6
Blenheim expands airfield to size 2
Gisborne expands airfield to size 2
Waipapakauri expands airfield to size 2
Pakhoi expands airfield to size 2
Zhuzhou expands port to size 2
86/46 expands port to size 1

Previous report of sinking of CL Marblehead incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kiangtu (91, 51)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kukong (79, 57)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Medan (46, 76)!

xAKL Nishi Maru arrives at Maizuru+

CA Dorsetshire is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 06, 1942
CL Tromp is reported to have been sunk near Samarai I. on Mar 21, 1942
CL Caledon is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 06, 1942
DD Pakenham is reported to have been sunk near Koggala on May 06, 1942

17th Army arrives at Tokyo=





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The dominoes are falling fast in the Marshall Islands. With all of the Allied carrier strength gathered here in the one place will Ed be tempted to carry on and raid to the west? From what I have seen of his play so far I would not be surprised to see a continuation of the this current push. Then again will he be wary of the Japanese aerial threat and be content with this easy conquest.




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RE: 6 May 1942 - 5/25/2018 4:19:14 AM   
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Looks like he really front-loaded that British task force. Smaller fleets seem to work wonders against ungainly ones at night.

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RE: 6 May 1942 - 5/25/2018 4:30:01 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CharlieVane

Looks like he really front-loaded that British task force. Smaller fleets seem to work wonders against ungainly ones at night.

I always try to keep count of how many ships I stuff into those surface TFs and make sure I come in with no more than 15. If anything my surface TFs usually come closer to 10 or less. One thing about taking on a new opponent is learning their style of play. I have already noted that Ed tends to go for the extra large surface TF. I think that has worked against him in this case which was aided by the poor weather and the Japanese getting the benefit of crossing the T. The initial combat was heavily skewed against Doresetshire and with her sinking at the same time as the light cruiser went down it was no surprise that a disengagement occurred. On the plus side it appears to me that Ed was searching for the invasion task force and if he had of found it and pounced this force would have caused much grief to me. As it is he still have some very decent ships at his disposal here and a successful invasion, without some portion of my force being mauled, is far from a certainty.

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RE: 6 May 1942 - 5/25/2018 7:53:57 AM   
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A Force Labor Unit arrives at Singapore (a nasty reminder of what goes on for the defeated during war. Not, however, what I particularly want to oversee. I appreciate though that LST has included these units in the OOB as it does bring an added dimension of realism to the game. I will let them rest up for a bit and then it is off to build railways for this unlucky lot.)


In what might be a controversial decision for some, I have included the forced labor units sent out from Singers (A Force, B Force etc. - however, I just recently discovered the correct dates on which those units have been formed and sent out - will be corrected for next version), as well as the "Romusha" labor units of Malay, Thai and Burmese who "volunteered" for work (recruited under false premises and coercion). This is not only for realism, but first and foremost as a "virtual memorial" to those unlucky ones and as a reminder that while we are enjoying a game, we should not forget the grisly background. The "Lettered Force" and Romusha forced labor units working on the Death Railway are probably the best known examples, in the mod they stand for all the other POWs and locals who suffered through the war (and after). Same "memorial and reminder" purpose for a number of other units I have included, like the infamous 731 Butai and the "Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels".

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RE: 6 May 1942 - 5/25/2018 11:22:36 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

quote:

A Force Labor Unit arrives at Singapore (a nasty reminder of what goes on for the defeated during war. Not, however, what I particularly want to oversee. I appreciate though that LST has included these units in the OOB as it does bring an added dimension of realism to the game. I will let them rest up for a bit and then it is off to build railways for this unlucky lot.)


In what might be a controversial decision for some, I have included the forced labor units sent out from Singers (A Force, B Force etc. - however, I just recently discovered the correct dates on which those units have been formed and sent out - will be corrected for next version), as well as the "Romusha" labor units of Malay, Thai and Burmese who "volunteered" for work (recruited under false premises and coercion). This is not only for realism, but first and foremost as a "virtual memorial" to those unlucky ones and as a reminder that while we are enjoying a game, we should not forget the grisly background. The "Lettered Force" and Romusha forced labor units working on the Death Railway are probably the best known examples, in the mod they stand for all the other POWs and locals who suffered through the war (and after). Same "memorial and reminder" purpose for a number of other units I have included, like the infamous 731 Butai and the "Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels".

In a game where we are daily deciding the fate of our electron fighters recognition of the reality of warfare does not go astray. I've read plenty on how the game has increased players geographic knowledge. Including such units can spur us on to find out more about these units. It certainly does encourage reflection when the unit is clicked on and opened up. I certainly wondered about putting them into rest mode to build up their morale knowing full well that there was precious little in the way of rest mode for each member of such units.

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7 May 1942 - 5/26/2018 6:58:52 AM   
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7 May 1942

PACIFIC


SS RO-66 is sighted by escort at 132,113 at Roi-Namur.

Allied Ships

xAKL Cardena
xAKL North Pacific
xAKL Claremont
xAKL Vincent
PC Reliance

SSX Ha-4
is sighed by escort at 127,108 near Eniwetok.

Japanese Ships

SSX Ha-4

Allied Ships

xAKL Kahuku
xAKL Susana
PC Tiger

SSX Ha-4
is sighted by escort at 127,108 near Eniwetok.

Allied Ships

BB New Mexico
CL Nashville
DD Aylwin
AP Republic~
AP Hugh L Scott~
AK Spica
AK Almaack
xAK Peshawur
DD Hatfield
DD Dale

SSX Ha-21
is sighted by escort at 132,114 near Roi-Namur.

Allied Ships

AM Robin
AM Vireo


MALAYA

SS Trusty is sighted by escort at 49,83 near Singapore.

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-21
E Ishigaki
E Hachijo


INDIA

IJ troops unloading over beach at Koggala.


Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)

IJ troops unloading over beach at Koggala.

Japanese ground losses:
250 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 49 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied morning Air attack on TF near Koggala at 28,51

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 63

Allied aircraft

Hudson IIIa x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Hudson IIIa: 1 destroyed

Allied afternoon Air attack on TF near Koggala at 28,51

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 63

Allied aircraft

Hudson IIIa x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Hudson IIIa: 1 destroyed

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Army- Corps at 93,46 – 12 casualties.
Japanese morning Air attack on 69th Chinese Army Corps at 93,46.
Japanese morning Air attacks on Yenan – 1 airbase hit, 1 airbase supply hit and 15 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 7th Guerilla at 93,46.
Japanese morning and afternoon Air attacks on Dongxiang – 10 casualties, 6 airbase hits, 5 airbase supply hits and 33 runway hits.

Japanese bombardment attack at Dongxiang – J 5 casualties to A 7 casualties.
Attacking force 310 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1169
Defending force 51718 troops, 314 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1897

Japanese bombardment attack at Yenan – A 90 casualties (5 combat squads destroyed).
Attacking force 1894 troops, 116 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1248
Defending force 37832 troops, 271 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1285

DEI

Japanese afternoon Air attacks on Sabang – 2 port hits, 1 port fuel hit and 2 port supply hits.



Rangoon expands airfield to size 8 This is a great big disturbing size for this AF. If my Ceylon/Southern India push to the north fails Ed is in a great position to prosecute the rest of the war in this theatre
Delhi expands airfield to size 7
Soerabaja expands airfield to size 5
Pingsiang expands port to size 2
92/46 expands fortifications to size 2

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Foochow (86, 60)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Tientsin (95, 41)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kukong (79, 57)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Medan (46, 76)!

Loss of AG Daido Maru on Apr 04, 1942 is admitted

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8 May 1942

PACIFIC


SSX Ha-21 is sighted by escort at 132,114 near Roi-Namur.

Allied Ships

DMS Hovey

SSX Ha-21
is sighted by escort at 132 ,114 near Roi-Namur.

Allied Ships

xAKL Cardena
xAKL Lake Frances
xAKL Hiro
PC Reliance


SSX Ha-4
is sighted by escort at 127,108 near Eniwetok.

Allied Ships

xAP Iron Crown
xAP Ellaroo
xAP Klipfontein
xAP President Johnson
xAP Mariposa
xAK Dakotan
xAK Enggano
xAK Bengalen
PC Azurlite
PC YP-281


HOME ISLANDS

SS Sealion attacks on the surface at 99,63 near Tokara Retto.

Japanese Ships

LB Junk, Shell hits 3 (lucky vessel – only 14 system damage)

Voge, R G decides to submerge SS Sealion~ due to damage

INDIA

Japanese morning sweeps of Colombo – no CAP encountered.

Koggala is occupied by the Japanese.

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Dongxiang – 10 airbase hits, 6 airbase supply hits and 34 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attacks on Yenan – 3 airbase hits and 12 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Army- Corps at 93,46.
Japanese morning Air attack on Chengchow – 15 airbase hits, 3 airbase supply hits and 38 runway hits.

Japanese deliberate attack at 84,42.

Attacking force 9690 troops, 102 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 420
Defending force 51 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 221
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 221 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE 84/42!!!

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

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

Assaulting units:
40th Division

Defending units:
#Administration

Japanese bombardment attack at Dongxiang – J (1 gun lost) to A 11 casualties.
Attacking force 305 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1200
Defending force 51765 troops, 315 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1901

Japanese bombardment attack at Yenan – A 27 casualties (5 combat squads destroyed).
Attacking force 1894 troops, 116 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1255
Defending force 37760 troops, 271 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1278

DEI

Japanese morning Air attacks on Sabang.

PHILIPPINES

Japanese afternoon Air attack on San Jose – 1 casualty, 5 airbae hits, 3 airbase supply hits and 16 runway hits.

Japanese deliberate attack at San Jose.

Attacking force 1320 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61
Defending force 3808 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 95

Japanese adjusted assault: 47
Allied adjusted defense: 22

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE San Jose!!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), preparation(-), morale(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

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

Allied ground losses:
4912 casualties reported
Squads: 279 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 394 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 62 (62 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 4

Assaulting units:
22SBF 24th Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
61st PA Infantry Division
San Jose Constab. Battalion
Roxas Constabulary Battalion
Civilians

AUSTRALIA

Japanese amphibious Assault at Hood Point.


TF 34 troops unloading over beach at Hood Point.

Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)




Bangalore expands airfield to size 4
Tennant Creek expands airfield to size 2
Rabaul expands fortifications to size 3
Greymouth expands airfield to size 2
Sian expands airfield to size 4
Abadan expands port to size 7

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Foochow (86, 60)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Tientsin (95, 41)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kiungshan (71, 61)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Medan (46, 76)!

Cargo Task Force 160 arrives at Occupied Europe

SC Ch-29 arrives at Kobe=
51st JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo=
B/50th JNAF Coy arrives at Tokyo=

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PACIFIC


SSX Ha-20 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 132,114 near Roi-Namur.

Allied Ships

DMS Trever
DD Cassin

SS I-9
launches 2 torpedoes at 187,107 near Lahaina.

Allied Ships

PC YP-275, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PC YP-264

HOME ISLANDS

SS Swordfish launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 104,56 near Fukuoka.

Japanese Ships

PB Rumeo Maru
xAK Syoan Maru
xAKL Taiyu Maru


AUSTRALIA

Night Time Surface Combat
near Port Moresby at 98,130.

Japanese Ships

CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Akizuki
DD Oyashio
DD Hayashio


Allied Ships

ML Laurabada

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 32% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Allied Surface Combat TF evades combat

Night Time Surface Combat near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Akizuki
DD Oyashio
DD Hayashio


Allied Ships

DD Parrott, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Pope, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
DD Witte de With, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Yochow, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Woolgar, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Bantam, Shell hits 19, and is sunk
xAK Liran, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
xAK Era, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Goulburn, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
xAK Steel Age, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAK Liberty, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
xAK Reynst, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAK Both, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Sloet van de Beele, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Van der Hagen, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Phrontis~, Shell hits 17, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 32% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Massive explosion on DD Witte de With
DD Witte de With sunk by CA Kinugasa at 7,000 yards
Massive explosion on xAK Goulburn
Massive explosion on xAK Liberty
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

Day Time Surface Combat near Port Moresby at 98,130.

Japanese Ships

CA Aoba
CA Kinugasa
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Akizuki
DD Oyashio
DD Hayashio


Allied Ships

ML Laurabada, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

Allied morning Air attack on TF near Port Moresby at 98,130.

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Allied aircraft

Kittyhawk IA x 6
A-24 Banshee x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 29
P-40E Warhawk x 12
F4F-4 Wildcat x 15
SBD-1 Dauntless x 9

Allied aircraft losses

A-24 Banshee: 1 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Kako
CA Aoba
, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Allied morning Air attack on TF near Hood Point at 99,132

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 6

Allied aircraft
SBC-4 Helldiver x 6
SBD-1 Dauntless x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

SBC-4 Helldiver: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

xAK Tensin Maru
xAK Genzan Maru


Allied morning Air attack on TF near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Allied aircraft

Blenheim IV x 4
139WH-3 x 7
Kittyhawk IA x 3
B-26 Marauder x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 27
P-40E Warhawk x 11
F4F-4 Wildcat x 2

Allied aircraft losses

Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak
139WH-3: 5 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

CA Kako
CA Furutaka
, Bomb hits 1
DD Akizuki
CA Aoba
, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Allied morning Air attack on TF near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Allied aircraft

B-25C Mitchell x 3
Kittyhawk IA x 5
A-20A Havoc x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 24
P-40E Warhawk x 13
F4F-4 Wildcat x 9

Allied aircraft losses
A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

CA Aoba, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied morning Air attack on TF near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Allied aircraft

Kittyhawk IA x 6
B-26 Marauder x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 20
P-40E Warhawk x 15
F4F-4 Wildcat x 2

Allied aircraft losses

B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Furutaka

Japanese morning Air attack on TF near Hood Point at 97,136

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft

B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships

CL Adelaide, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
AM Tanager, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring an Allied CL
Massive explosion on AM Tanager
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AM Tanager

Allied afternoon Air attack on TF near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Allied aircraft

Kittyhawk IA x 9
A-24 Banshee x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 8
F4F-4 Wildcat x 9
SBD-1 Dauntless x 6

Allied aircraft losses

A-24 Banshee: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Aoba, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Furutaka, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Allied afternoon Air attack on TF near Hood Point at 99,132

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Japanese aircraft

A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 19

Allied aircraft

Kittyhawk IA x 2
F4F-4 Wildcat x 6
SBC-4 Helldiver x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
SBC-4 Helldiver: 1 destroyed

Allied afternoon Air attack on TF near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Allied aircraft

Blenheim IV x 4
139WH-3 x 3
Kittyhawk IA x 4
B-26 Marauder x 10
P-39D Airacobra x 35
P-40E Warhawk x 11
F4F-4 Wildcat x 3

Allied aircraft losses

139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

DD Akizuki
CA Aoba
, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Furutaka, on fire

Allied afternoon Air attack on TF near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Allied aircraft

B-25C Mitchell x 3
Kittyhawk IA x 4
P-39D Airacobra x 29
P-40E Warhawk x 10
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

CA Furutaka, on fire

Day Time Surface Combat near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Aoba, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Furutaka, on fire
DD Oyashio
DD Hayashio


Allied Ships

PT-20, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-21, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
PT-22, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

Japanese forces CAPTURE Hood Point!!!
Talasea is occupied by the Japanese.


MALAYA


SS Trusty is sighted by escort at 49,83 near Singapore.

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-21
E Ishigaki
E Hachijo


BURMA

SS Truant launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 53,60 near Tavoy.

Japanese Ships

DD Sagiri
DD Mikazuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Hatakaze

SS Truant
is sighted by escort at 53,60 near Tavoy.

Japanese Ships

DD Mikazuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Hatakaze


CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Yenan – 4 casualties, 2 airbase hits and 24 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 89th Chinese Army- Corps at 93,46.
Japanese morning Air attack on Chengchow – 17 airbase hits, 2 airbase supply hits and 38 runway hits.

Japanese bombardment combat at Dongxiang – J 4 casualties.
Attacking force 310 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1224
Defending force 51805 troops, 313 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1906

Japanese bombardment attack at Yenan – J (1 vehicle lost ) to A 113 casualties (4 combat squads destroyed).
Attacking force 1894 troops, 116 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1662
Defending force 37702 troops, 271 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1278

DEI

Japanese morning Air attack on Sabang – 15 casualties, 2 airbase hits and 18 runway hits.






Repairs completed on SS RO-62 at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Oshio at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Asagumo at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Arare at Singapore, ship returned to service

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Hiryu-2 has spotted a Birmingham class CL at 29,48
a Leander class CL is reported HIT

PO1 Nakajima, B. of 3rd Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Nakajima, B. of 3rd Ku S-1' attains ace status!!
PO1 Kawabata U. of Ryujo-1 is credited with kill number 5

Extensive flooding aboard CA Aoba
Major flooding aboard CA Aoba
Major flooding aboard CA Aoba
Repairs completed on CVL Shoho at Kobe=, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Mikuma at Kobe=, ship returned to service

Townsville expands airfield to size 8
Palmerston North expands airfield to size 2
Kungchang expands airfield to size 2
84/43 expands port to size 1

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Clark Field (79, 76)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Iloilo (79, 84)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Medan (46, 76)!

CL Adelaide is reported to have been sunk near Hood Point on May 09, 1942
DD Parrott is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
DD Pope is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
DD Witte de With is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
AM Tanager is reported to have been sunk near Hood Point on May 09, 1942
PT-20 is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
PT-21 is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
PT-22 is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
PC YP-275 is reported to have been sunk near Lahaina on May 09, 1942
ML Laurabada is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Yochow is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Woolgar is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Bantam is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Liran is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Era is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Goulburn is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Steel Age is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Liberty is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Reynst is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Both is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Sloet van de Beele is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Van der Hagen is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942
xAK Phrontis is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on May 09, 1942

I just couldn’t resist the urge to race in and have fun with that supply convoy at Port Moresby. That Ed has the place packed with aircraft is well known and I should have placed Kaga and friends in a better supporting postion. Aoba is going to have to be scuttled with damage by days end recorded as 78 98(23) 47 (02) 78. She is gutted just as Mikuma was at Midway. At least Ed is going to have to wait to see confirmation come up that she is lost. Attention now turns to Furutaka. Not so badly hit but she has a fight on her hands. Damage is a 57 35(08) 20 22. If the fires can be doused, we can start to think about the voyage back to Japan. I can live with losing 1 crusier but 2 will make this a costly adventure. Catching another Allied TF at anchor was fun though.





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