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hades1001 -> RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive (2/25/2014 3:03:59 PM)

Now Allies have a few more choices when decide which direction to attack.

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hades1001 -> RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive (2/25/2014 3:11:09 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 16, 44

After capturing Marcus island, TF58 headed south and is preparing for the next move.

Japanese have upgrade all their amry fighters to Ki-84r Frank, the best Army fighter in 44 and even 45, and start to picking fights and test the new plane.

Spitfire VIII and F4U-1 Corsair had a very hard time when CAPing against Ki-84r Frank.


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Morning Air attack on Vanikoro , at 121,145

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1-J George x 23

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 23
F4U-1 Corsair x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Vanikoro , at 121,145

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 39,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 39

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 15
F4U-1 Corsair x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 4 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x Ki-84r Frank sweeping at 38000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Vanikoro , at 121,145

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84r Frank x 30

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
F4U-1 Corsair x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x Ki-84r Frank sweeping at 38000 feet *




hades1001 -> RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive (2/25/2014 3:12:31 PM)


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Feb 20, 44

Allies may overstack Marcus Island a little bit but the bombardment is still outrages...

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Morning Air attack on 201st(Sep) Infantry Regiment, at 123,85 (Marcus Island)

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 117

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
1117 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 98 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 18 disabled
Guns lost 25 (3 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 50 (2 destroyed, 48 disabled)




hades1001 -> RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive (2/25/2014 3:16:31 PM)

A7M Sam enter service in March 1944.

Yes, this is the result of the research system given to the Japanese in AE.




hades1001 -> RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive (2/25/2014 3:20:36 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 07, 44

Japanese launched counter strike towards Marcus Island, two divisions were used in the attack.

The local Allies garrison suffered heavy losses from the non-stop bombardment from Mariana, and can't put up an effective defense.

About 6,000 US troops surrendered.
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Night Naval bombardment of Marcus Island at 123,85

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
CA Chokai
CA Maya
CA Atago
CA Takao
CL Kuma

Allied ground losses:
307 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 12
Port hits 3
Port supply hits 2

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Amphibious Assault at Marcus Island (123,85)

TF 5 troops unloading over beach at Marcus Island, 123,85

Japanese ground losses:
2745 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 444 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 387 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 87 (0 destroyed, 87 disabled)
Vehicles lost 27 (0 destroyed, 27 disabled)

18 troops of a IJA Engineer Squad accidentally lost during unload of 53rd Div
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad 43 accidentally lost during unload of 19th Div /4
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 53rd Div /3
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 53rd Div /4
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad 43 lost overboard during unload of 19th Div /9
17 troops of a IJA Infantry Squad 43 lost from landing craft during unload of 53rd Div /6
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 53rd Div /9
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 53rd Div /14


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Ground combat at Marcus Island (123,85)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 21355 troops, 295 guns, 66 vehicles, Assault Value = 601

Defending force 3214 troops, 78 guns, 106 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

Japanese adjusted assault: 84

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 84 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Marcus Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1831 casualties reported
Squads: 79 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2508 casualties reported
Squads: 255 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 419 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 81 (81 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 135 (135 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 4

Assaulting units:
53rd Division
19th Division
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Regiment
201st(Sep) Infantry Regiment
34th Combat Engineer Regiment




hades1001 -> RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive (2/25/2014 3:24:06 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 10, 44


Allies dispatched 3 CVE to support Marcus island, they didn't get there is time.
On their way back, they were discovered by Japanese AV and ambushed by KB.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Taongi at 134,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 221
B7A2 Grace x 83

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 81

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 5 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 12 destroyed, 3 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Kalinin Bay, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CVE Anzio, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
CVE Manila Bay, Torpedo hits 6, and is sunk
DE Osterhaus, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DE Baron, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DE McConnell, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DE Parks, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DE Levy, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DE Acree, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk




hades1001 -> RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive (2/25/2014 3:29:49 PM)

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 11, 44

When confirmed that KB is not around, Allies launched landing operation at Horn Island immediately.

Horn Island was garrisoned by two Japanese Divisions and they have been under suppression for a long time and apparently started to evacuate the island once they realized that they can't hold it for long.

Australian troops fought well and gained control of the island on Day 1.

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Ground combat at Horn Island (91,128)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 12885 troops, 235 guns, 152 vehicles, Assault Value = 515

Defending force 10307 troops, 246 guns, 165 vehicles, Assault Value = 275

Allied adjusted assault: 668

Japanese adjusted defense: 97

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied forces CAPTURE Horn Island !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
3011 casualties reported
Squads: 98 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 109 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 41 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 152 (138 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 149 (148 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
6th Australian Division
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
II Australian
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
1st RAA Jungle Regiment
70/100th Cst AA Rgt

Defending units:
6th Guards/B Division
32nd Nav Gsn Unit
6th Guards/C Division
6th Guards/A Division
14th Div /1
7th JNAF AF Unit
45th Road Const Co
21st Fld AA Gun Co
30th Fld AA Gun Co
31st Field AA Battalion
26th Fld AA Gun Co
5th JNAF AF Unit
31st Fld AA Gun Co
6th JNAF AF Unit /1
35th Fld AA Gun Co
20th JNAF AF Unit /1
40th Field AA Battalion
3rd Fleet /1




hades1001 -> RE: battle in Marshall get more intensive (2/25/2014 3:31:03 PM)


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 13, 44

About 20,000 Japanese were wiped out on Horn Island.

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Ground combat at Horn Island (91,128)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12802 troops, 235 guns, 152 vehicles, Assault Value = 502

Defending force 4687 troops, 72 guns, 18 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Allied adjusted assault: 766

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 766 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: disruption(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
5129 casualties reported
Squads: 176 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 280 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 79 (76 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 4

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

Assaulting units:
6th Australian Division
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
II Australian
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
70/100th Coast AA Regiment
1st RAA Jungle Regiment

Defending units:
32nd Nav Gsn Unit
6th Guards/A Division
6th Guards/C Division
26th Fld AA Gun Co
40th Fld AA Bn /4
20th JNAF AF Unit /1
35th Fld AA Gun Co
45th Road Const Co
6th Guards/B Division
6th JNAF AF Unit /1
31st Fld AA Bn /4
3rd Fleet /1


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45th Road Const Co Wiped Out at Horn Island by attrition!!!

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6th Guards/A Division Wiped Out at Horn Island by attrition!!!

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6th Guards/C Division Wiped Out at Horn Island by attrition!!!


Japanese Unit(s) Wiped Out at Horn Island by attrition!!!




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