RL: My esteemed opponent traveled abroad for a week then commenced a new project for a large US firm, ergo turns have been very slow.
GT: What has happend by area of operations. NorPac: continued base buildup and redesignating future objectives for LCUs. The fighter squadron from the 28th composite group will withdraw to the US and ship out to India. It will be replaced by a newly arriving squadron and possibly a Canadian squadron as well. Supply, fuel and additional assets are in rout or waiting on transport. I will eventually station some naval surface ships here as soon as the production stateside allows. Currently all arriving naval assets are used as escorts to the central Pacific or South West pacific command. I will announce a new operation...or two from the NorPac by mid October.
CenPac: Wake has seen no more IJ aircraft other than a possible recon flight or two since the F4s arrived to CAP the island. The mines have hit at least two IJN subs with one reported sunk trying to reach safe haven. Supply sits at five thousand points or so and I am trying to enlarge the port to two. I do need to get a healthy dose of resupply in. This completes White Caps. LCUs have been given new targets. Half of the fleet carriers reside at Pearl and are due upgrades making their use in October doubtful. What I expect to accomplish in October is the expansion of Canton Island. Christmas Island (PO) is almost fully expanded and will become the fuel depot for SoPac and SwPac as long as it remains quiet. The first of the Fletchers arrived, the O'Bannon, and is escorting a USN base force to Christmas Island. The Nicholas has arrived on the east coast and is making her way to the Panama Canal. I expect these early Fletchers to be on the front lines forming a new DesRon by the mid December. It is possible, allowing for available transports, that a move may be made on the Gilberts before the year is out.
SoPac: Ndeni and KiraKira are secured. As of the 24th of September, KiraKira now has an airstrip. Recon Wildcats will stage in shortly. PBYs begin operations out of the lagoons today. An EAB is in rout to increase base building with more aviation support to follow. There may be some action in this theater the first week of October....
SwPac: Portland Roads is on the way to matching Townsville and Charter Towers as the biggest airbases in Australia. B17s are hitting Horn Island, Port Moresby, and Milne Bay. All three are damaged to at least 50% a/f and a degree of port damage as well. B17s were bounced by a dozen Nicks over PM two days ago but the skies were empty today. Somehow he is getting supply in as triple A is active again. I have the ability to launch amphibious assaults on all three targets now. Naval and ground forces are assembled in port. 2/5 and 2/6 Australian armor RGTs are traversing the scrub in NW Australia eastward. There is an IJN naval guard unit ahead.
Burma: The box, the horseshoe, and Myitkyina are holding under increasing pressure of IJA reinforcements. The monsoon season should help allieviate some of the supply concerns. I simply cannot supply any more units than I have there now. Two squadrons of the 51st fighter group have made the transition to the P40K and two full groups of B24s are in Calcutta augmenting the Mitchells and Marauders on the coast. Francois has alot of fighters strength here including Tojo and Zeros. Bettys are flying from Thailand and Rangoon.
China: absolute chaos. The northern line is broken and IJA units are on the plain. The lead elements have entered the Chengtu city limits. Changsha is not surrounded....yet. Paoshan has been in contact with the IJA for several weeks in a losing battle.