1st March 1942
There were 13 combats this turn - all Japanese. I really don't understand why the Allied bombers in Burma don't think it necessary to interdict Japanese forces just a few hexes away that are threatening to cross the river. Last turn the Japanese must've interdicted more than half a dozen hexes but my bombers?.....
Anyway, there were 4 land combats, 1 airfield attack and 8 bombardments.
This was carried out against units at Singapore and sees another 4 fighters (1 destroyed) wiped from the OOB.
The guerillas clinging on in the north of Cebu lost a rifle squad
In Malaya the Indians lost a 25-pounder to heavy cruiser bombardment. No doubt angered by this, the Japanese ordered two battleships and a heavy cruiser in and increased the casualties - although not dramatically so.
On Borneo the Dutch forces trying to reach Balikpapan saw further whittling down of their forces - 3 rifle squads, an MG and a horse team, courtesy of 4 destroyers.
To the south, at Balikpapan itself, the defenders were bombarded with light losses - but another 3 aircraft were lost.
The final bombardment was at Rangoon where relatively light losses were inflicted on the ground troops but 3 fighters and 4 bombers were lost (1 fighter destroyed). In return the Japanese lost 12 fighters (6 destroyed) and 5 bombers (0 destroyed).
An attack in China against a guerilla force north of Kweilin was much ado about nothing. The Chinese unit retreated at a cost of 2 rifle squads but the Japanese (no loss) did not enter the hex.
On Mindanao a guerilla unit and all 46 squads are destroyed south of Dulawan. 11 Japanese rifle squads are lost in the process.
There was more bad news north of Zamboanga City where, for little loss another guerilla unit was wiped out.
The final combat was at Tungkwan, where the Japanese march west was halted by the 31st PLA which rebuffed the attackers and held the city.
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