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HansBolter -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (6/16/2019 9:57:02 AM)

My experience as well that the Atomic bomb mission gets through. Held off on it for the longest time due to fear of interception. When I pulled the trigger the lone squadron went in with no interception.




Mike Solli -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (6/16/2019 12:20:06 PM)

That's wonderful news. [:(]




Capt. Harlock -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (6/27/2019 8:00:02 PM)

There are reports of Tokyo glowing in the dark. Can you give us some details from your side?




Miller -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (6/27/2019 8:47:40 PM)


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ORIGINAL: HansBolter

My experience as well that the Atomic bomb mission gets through. Held off on it for the longest time due to fear of interception. When I pulled the trigger the lone squadron went in with no interception.


I think its hardcoded to get through. I imagine in real life the Japanese radar was not good enough to pick up a raid by only 2 or 3 B29s and they did not have enough fuel left to put up standing patrols just in case by August 45.




tarkalak -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (6/28/2019 1:07:45 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miller

quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter

My experience as well that the Atomic bomb mission gets through. Held off on it for the longest time due to fear of interception. When I pulled the trigger the lone squadron went in with no interception.


I think its hardcoded to get through. I imagine in real life the Japanese radar was not good enough to pick up a raid by only 2 or 3 B29s and they did not have enough fuel left to put up standing patrols just in case by August 45.


Wasn't it at day?

They detected it but assumed that it was a regular recon mission, not worth the fuel to intercept.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (7/3/2019 7:44:04 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock

There are reports of Tokyo glowing in the dark. Can you give us some details from your side?


Sorry for the lack of updates. Summer called me into the garden to finish the work I've been meaning to do there for about a year. Getting close now so tapering off and getting back into this.

I'll give some short updates on the last few weeks to get to current.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (7/3/2019 8:18:10 AM)

August 8-12, 1945


Interesting few days.

The most important development is that the Allies crossed over at Singers. In spite of continuous bombing, low supply and some disrupted troops, the Japanese devastate the Allied armies. The Allies lose 1,783 devices with another 4k + disabled to only 211 destroyed for Japan and only around 1k+ disabled. It's a smashing blow to Allied hopes of getting this base easily or soon as the forts also did not go down during the shock over which only achieved a 1:5. A few more of these and the Singers defense might even pay for itself in VPs but certainly will in time gained. That was 446 to the Japanese and only 35 to the Allies.

The Allies keep poking Palembang, just enough to work down the service 3 fighters. I'll have to relent soon and move out to recover. The DEI will not be tenable once Palembang is no longer a viable airbase. I don't have the infrastructure to continue in other bases as most support and other units have been moved out. It's fine though as Java resources have gone to only 200k and should be gone soon and the fuel/oil situation should now last well into 46 with nearly 5k fuel and 300k oil in reserve and most of that in or transiting to Japan.

During all of these five days of turns there have been no more Strat bombing attempts after the recent hit on Kagoshima that was quite successful. A bit surprised. Although I've also experienced trouble getting strikes to fly in the north, so maybe it's weather. I've had bombers set to hit Voroshilov airfields where the Soviets have a gaggle of fighters sitting, and they won't fly.

The Soviets keep marching forward but haven't encountered our lines yet.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 8, 1945
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TF 423 encounters mine field at Fusan (103,55)

Allied Ships
SS Sawfish, Mine hits 1

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Night Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2-S Frances x 4

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 2 destroyed on ground
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-102b Randy: 2 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Voroshilov , at 112,45

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 44,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 23
Ki-83 x 15

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 5
Ki-83 x 10
Ki-84r Frank x 14
Ki-102b Randy x 8

Allied aircraft
Mosquito FB.VI x 16
Spitfire VIII x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Mosquito FB.VI: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed


Japanese Ships
CL Jintsu

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Mosquito FB.VI bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 266556 troops, 3515 guns, 4118 vehicles, Assault Value = 6972

Defending force 111576 troops, 811 guns, 703 vehicles, Assault Value = 2354

Allied adjusted assault: 1934

Japanese adjusted defense: 10913

Allied assault odds: 1 to 5 (fort level 6)

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

Japanese ground losses:
9949 casualties reported
Squads: 111 destroyed, 408 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 369 disabled
Engineers: 32 destroyed, 142 disabled
Guns lost 216 (32 destroyed, 184 disabled)
Vehicles lost 80 (17 destroyed, 63 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
33018 casualties reported
Squads: 525 destroyed, 2046 disabled
Non Combat: 99 destroyed, 563 disabled
Engineers: 312 destroyed, 898 disabled
Guns lost 457 (52 destroyed, 405 disabled)
Vehicles lost 390 (73 destroyed, 317 disabled)


Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
20th Indian Division
236th Combat Engineer Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
268th Motorised Brigade
81st (West African) Division
Lushai Brigade
102nd Combat Engineer Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
XXXIII Corps Engineer Battalion
82nd (West African) Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
11th (East African) Division
2nd British Division
26th Indian Division
475th USA Regiment
16th Chindit Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
XXXIV Corps Engineer Battalion
27th Infantry Division
14th Army Engineer Battalion
1st Garrison Brigade
7th Australian Division
18th British Division
Gardner's Horse Regiment
IV Corps Engineer Battalion
17th Motorised Division
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
32nd Infantry Division
25th Indian Division
Provisionl Tank Brigade
6th Australian Division
45th Indian Brigade
8th Indian Division
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
55th Heavy Regiment
56th Heavy AA Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
1st Indian Medium Regiment
88th Medium Regiment
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd West African AA Regiment
134th (East Ang) Regiment
3rd Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment
181st Field Artillery Regiment
III Indian Corps
2/11th Field Regiment
6th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
122nd British AT Gun Regiment
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
168th Field Artillery Regiment
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
134th Medium Regiment
2nd Indian Medium Regiment
XXXIV Indian Corps
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd (Special Force) Division

Defending units:
2nd South Seas Det.
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd INA Azad Regiment
29th Ind.Mixed Brigade
44th Naval Guard Unit
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
2nd Amphibious Brigade
Yokosuka 4th SNLF /2
1st INA Subhas Regiment
33rd Division
Sasebo 8th SNLF
27th Ind.Mixed Brigade
Kure 3rd SNLF
7th Indpt SNLF Coy /1
4th Tank Regiment
49th Tank Battalion
65th Brigade
65th Naval Guard Unit
26th Tank Regiment
2nd INA Gandhi Regiment
80th Garrison Battalion
4th Raiding Regiment
120th Div /2
4th INA Nehru Regiment
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
2nd Raiding Rgt /1
12th Base Force
Southern Fleet
94th JAAF AF Bn
1st RF Gun Battalion
91st JAAF AF Bn
13th Ind.Hvy.Art. Regiment
111th Naval Construction Battalion
29th Army
9th Ind. Engineer Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
5th Field AF Construction Battalion
17th JAAF AF Bn
4th Air Division
5th INA Regiment
105th JAAF AF Bn
28th JAAF AF Bn
43rd Const Co
89th JAAF AF Bn
3rd Air Division
Maraisha JNAF Base Force
9th Air Division
30th JAAF AF Bn
201st JAAF AF Bn
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Area Army
93rd JAAF AF Bn
80th JAAF AF Bn
25th Army
40th JAAF AF Bn
41st JAAF AF Bn
87th JAAF AF Bn
23rd JAAF AF Bn /1

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 9, 1945
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Submarine attack near Aogashima at 115,70

Japanese Ships
E No.81
E No.71
E No.69

Allied Ships
SS Hackleback, hits 25, and is sunk

SS Hackleback is located by E No.81
E No.81 attacking submerged sub ....
SS Hackleback forced to surface!

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Night Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2-S Frances x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-83: 2 destroyed on ground
E13A1b Jake: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
352 Ku S-3/C with P1Y2-S Frances (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead

Some CAP have air radar

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Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 114,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Syoto Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
SC Ch 28
SC Ch 19
xAK Shoho Maru
xAK Nitiren Maru
xAK Shinsei Maru
xAK Konan Maru
xAK Genzan Maru
xAK Tensyo Maru
xAK Yamagiku Maru
xAK Kosei Maru
E No.63
PB Teimei Maru
PB Sensan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Seahorse

SS Seahorse launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Syoto Maru
Seahorse diving deep ....

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 11487 troops, 471 guns, 491 vehicles, Assault Value = 4385

Defending force 104123 troops, 784 guns, 686 vehicles, Assault Value = 1883

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 10, 1945
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sendai at 121,60

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 5

Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Retivyj
DD Ryanyj

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 11, 1945
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Night Naval bombardment of Iwaki at 116,59 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-100-II Tony: 9 damaged
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed on ground
J1N1-Sa Irving: 13 damaged
Ki-102b Randy: 3 damaged

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Raziashchij
DD Rezkij
DD Rekordnyj
DD Redkij, Shell hits 1
DD Revnotsnyj
DD Reshitelnyj
DD Retivyj
DD Rezhvyj
DD Rastoropnyj
DD Ryanyj

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 34
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 1

DD Raziashchij firing at Iwaki

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Singkep at 49,88

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 8
Spitfire VIII x 14
Thunderbolt II x 7
TBM-3 Avenger x 17

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Konzan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
E No.8, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

xAK China Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 12, 1945
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sandakan at 70,88

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 31
D4Y4 Judy x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Wrangler, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sandakan at 70,88

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 56
D4Y4 Judy x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Wrangler, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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The Bear is coming.

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (7/3/2019 8:38:31 AM)

August 13-15, 1945


TOKYO NUKED!!!

A pic below of the damage from the hit on the 14th. Looks very light, although VPs accumulated to about 3k+ from the previous turn. Much less devastating than I'd feared. No air factories harmed that I can see, although I guess some factories must have been destroyed to have such a large VP count. I'd have to look at a before and after to work it out, but feel fine about it so may not take the time. [:)]

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Morning Air attack on Tokyo , at 114,60

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 78 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 38
N1K5-J George x 22
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Ki-84a Frank x 8
Ki-84b Frank x 44
Ki-102b Randy x 33

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 1

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

ATOMIC BOMB hits 1

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Where will he use the other one?
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 13, 1945
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Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 102,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Sakido Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
E Hasu
AV Kiyokawa Maru
xAK Taijima Maru
xAK Takaoka Maru
E Takashima
E Iki

Allied Ships
SS Darter, hits 32, heavy damage

SS Darter launches 6 torpedoes at xAK Sakido Maru

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12211 troops, 511 guns, 522 vehicles, Assault Value = 4716

Defending force 105593 troops, 776 guns, 684 vehicles, Assault Value = 1966

Japanese ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 14, 1945
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Agrihan at 115,82, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.69, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
E No.71, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
E No.81, Shell hits 8, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Stoddard

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TF 745 encounters mine field at Fusan (103,55)

Allied Ships
SS Tang, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Night Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-102b Randy x 9

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-102b Randy: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Sub attack near Ulithi at 97,87

Japanese Ships
TK Eiyo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Ogura Maru #1
TK Hakko Maru
TK Hishi Maru #2
PB Kyo Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Sand Lance

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Morning Air attack on Kushiro , at 123,53

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 44,530 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-83 x 41

Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 11
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-83 sweeping at 41530 feet

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Sub attack near Ulithi at 97,87

Japanese Ships
PB Sozan Maru, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
TK Hishi Maru #2
PB Kyo Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Sand Lance

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 15, 1945
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Ground combat at Praboemoelih (48,92)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 473 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

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

Allied adjusted assault: 15

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Praboemoelih !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
50th Indian Para Bde /2

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (7/3/2019 9:38:30 AM)

August 16, 1945


On the 16th the Allies go back for another night strike on the industry of Nagasaki. It's moderately successful again in spite of NF presence and some losses to the B-29s. He also uses some of the beasts to hit fields here, but from 28k!! [X(] They actually do get hits on the airfield and destroy a handful of airframes on the ground.

Big sweeps follow the next day, but somehow the CAP gets the upper hand even against the Corsairs, which are usually the mop-up crew. No day strikes followed, which was good since the sweeps eventually wore out the CAP.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 16, 1945
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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 10
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 14
Ki-102c Randy x 12

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak


Manpower hits 1
Fires 360

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 11
Ki-102c Randy x 9

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 20

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 5 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Manpower hits 26
Fires 11200


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 11
Ki-102c Randy x 9

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 28000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 8
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 10
Ki-102c Randy x 7

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 5 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 13000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 5
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 8
Ki-102c Randy x 6

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged

Manpower hits 22
Fires 25800

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 4
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 6
Ki-102c Randy x 5

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged

Manpower hits 11
Fires 32250

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 1
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 3
Ki-102c Randy x 2

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Manpower hits 1
Fires 25755

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 52
J7W1 Shinden x 46
N1K5-J George x 89
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 14
Ki-100-II Tony x 11

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 50
J7W1 Shinden x 45
N1K5-J George x 85
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 14
Ki-100-II Tony x 10

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 2 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 48,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 41
J7W1 Shinden x 42
N1K5-J George x 74
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 12
Ki-100-II Tony x 8

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 33
J7W1 Shinden x 36
N1K5-J George x 58
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 10
Ki-100-II Tony x 7

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 6 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 25
J7W1 Shinden x 26
N1K5-J George x 40
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 8
Ki-100-II Tony x 5

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 3 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 16
J7W1 Shinden x 16
N1K5-J George x 31
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 8
Ki-100-II Tony x 4

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 7 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 30000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 23
J2M5 Jack x 5
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 6
Ki-84r Frank x 13

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 10
B-29-25 Superfort x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
H8K2 Emily: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 1 destroyed
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged


Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 17
J2M5 Jack x 4
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-84r Frank x 13

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt I x 16
B-29-25 Superfort x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 damaged
P1Y2-S Frances: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt I: 1 destroyed
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged


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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 9
J7W1 Shinden x 8
N1K5-J George x 23
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 8
Ki-100-II Tony x 2

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 7 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 7
J7W1 Shinden x 7
N1K5-J George x 10
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 4
Ki-100-II Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 2 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 4 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 30000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 12
J2M5 Jack x 4
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 3
Ki-84r Frank x 6

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 5 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 2
J7W1 Shinden x 2
Ki-100-II Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

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A good day in the air, as B-29s hit in the North and the South and a gaggle of Allied sweepers downed.

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/1/2019 3:34:27 PM)

August 17-19, 1945


Some night strikes at Nagasaki that were moderately affective, but NF did their job.

Soviets push forward, nearing the edge of Japanese controlled areas. I'll begin pulling back further soon.

Bombing continues to cripple Singapore. I think the base will begin to crumble soon. I've been getting a few pieces out to protect other bases in the DEI for later, since they'll have supply at least. I'm gearing up for the general pullback of all air groups and transports/tankers. The KB will also head back to the Home Islands beginning sometime around the turn of Sept. Dan is too careful and there are no opportunities worth using it for here. Better get it back while I can. Supported by LBA it could still be effective there, maybe.

Still some para drops in the SRA and some bombing at Palembang means I'll likely abandon that airfield. The KB is resting near Balikpapan defending that airspace while tankers pull.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 17, 1945
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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 6
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 7
Ki-102c Randy x 5

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak


Manpower hits 1
Fires 5862

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 5
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 6
Ki-102c Randy x 3

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 10 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 28000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 2
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1
Ki-102c Randy x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 6 damaged

Manpower hits 31
Fires 60919


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 13
J2M5 Jack x 6
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-84r Frank x 2

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Spitfire VIII sweeping at 8000 feet *

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 18, 1945
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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 12255 troops, 511 guns, 522 vehicles, Assault Value = 4291

Defending force 106058 troops, 767 guns, 681 vehicles, Assault Value = 2012

Japanese ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 10 (5 destroyed, 5 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 19, 1945
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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 13
J2M5 Jack x 5
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 6
Ki-84r Frank x 3

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 40,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 6
J2M5 Jack x 1
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-84r Frank x 1

Allied aircraft
Corsair IV x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Corsair IV: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Corsair IV sweeping at 39300 feet

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Waingapu at 64,113

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 8 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Redoubt
DD Bristol
DD Hogue

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2 Emily: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
P1Y2-S Frances: 1 destroyed on ground
E13A1b Jake: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground


No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 19
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 52

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23612 troops, 529 guns, 1305 vehicles, Assault Value = 4363

Defending force 105858 troops, 765 guns, 676 vehicles, Assault Value = 2001

Allied adjusted assault: 670

Japanese adjusted defense: 5663

Allied assault odds: 1 to 8 (fort level 6)

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

Japanese ground losses:
442 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 35 (10 destroyed, 25 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1140 casualties reported
Squads: 54 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 96 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 27 (6 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Vehicles lost 141 (6 destroyed, 135 disabled)


Assaulting units:
255th Indian Tank Brigade
18th British Division
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
Provisionl Tank Brigade
11th (East African) Division
81st (West African) Division
8th Indian Division
26th Indian Division
Gardner's Horse Regiment
7th Australian Division
82nd (West African) Division
150th RAC Regiment
2nd British Division
25th Indian Division
6th Australian Division
9th Australian Division
6th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
1st Indian Medium Regiment
122nd British AT Gun Regiment
21st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
168th Field Artillery Regiment
III Indian Corps
23rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
134th Medium Regiment
181st Field Artillery Regiment
8th Mahratta AT Gun Regiment
134th (East Ang) Regiment
2/11th Field Regiment
55th Heavy Regiment
56th Heavy AA Regiment
3rd Indian Coastal Artillery Regiment
2/9th Field Regiment
3rd West African AA Regiment
2/13th Field Regiment
88th Medium Regiment
2nd HK&S Heavy AA Regiment
XXXIV Indian Corps
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
30th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Indian Medium Regiment
3rd (Special Force) Division

Defending units:
4th Ind.Mixed Regiment
26th Tank Regiment
1st INA Subhas Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
120th Div /2
65th Naval Guard Unit
3rd INA Azad Regiment
29th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd INA Gandhi Regiment
4th INA Nehru Regiment
44th Naval Guard Unit
Sasebo 8th SNLF
27th Ind.Mixed Brigade
Kure 3rd SNLF
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Amphibious Brigade
4th Raiding Regiment
65th Brigade
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF
49th Tank Battalion
33rd Division
2nd Raiding Rgt /1
2nd South Seas Det.
Southern Fleet
91st JAAF AF Bn
25th Army
5th INA Regiment
94th JAAF AF Bn
80th JAAF AF Bn
105th JAAF AF Bn
30th JAAF AF Bn
41st JAAF AF Bn
3rd Mortar Battalion
9th Air Division
29th Army
7th Indpt SNLF Coy /1
40th JAAF AF Bn
4th Air Division
1st RF Gun Battalion
9th Ind. Engineer Regiment
43rd Const Co
13th Ind.Hvy.Art. Regiment
87th JAAF AF Bn
93rd JAAF AF Bn
89th JAAF AF Bn
111th Naval Construction Battalion
28th JAAF AF Bn
5th Field AF Construction Battalion
Yokosuka 4th SNLF /2
80th Garrison Battalion
18th Area Army
12th Base Force
17th JAAF AF Bn
Maraisha JNAF Base Force
3rd Air Division
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
201st JAAF AF Bn
23rd JAAF AF Bn /1

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Ground combat at Liaoyuan (105,40)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 79902 troops, 888 guns, 3624 vehicles, Assault Value = 2174

Defending force 3019 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 95

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Allied adjusted assault: 1422

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1422 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Liaoyuan !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), leaders(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
4015 casualties reported
Squads: 121 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 90 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


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

Assaulting units:
8th Gd.Motorcycle Regiment
9th Guards Mechanized Corps
927th SU Regiment
735th SU Regiment
7th Guards Mechanized Corps
5th Guards Tank Corps
1197th SU Regiment

Defending units:
2nd Manchukuo Distr/A Division
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HansBolter -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/1/2019 4:29:34 PM)

Looks like you need combat engineers at Singapore.




witpqs -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/1/2019 5:40:42 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter

Looks like you need combat engineers at Singapore.

He's playing Japan.




HansBolter -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/1/2019 7:53:43 PM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter

Looks like you need combat engineers at Singapore.

He's playing Japan.



Oops! Mixed this one up with the one against Lowpe.

Looks like CR needs some CEs at Singers to make any headway.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/1/2019 9:16:16 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter

quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: HansBolter

Looks like you need combat engineers at Singapore.

He's playing Japan.



Oops! Mixed this one up with the one against Lowpe.

Looks like CR needs some CEs at Singers to make any headway.


Yeah, I was shocked the forts didn't drop in the first attacks.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/1/2019 9:52:12 PM)

August 20-22, 1945


A massive strike on Changchun. Got to some B-29s but lost a lot of planes on the ground. Nothing too important, but it's a VP win day for the Allies.

The Allies invade Chefoo. The race forward with tanks into Central China now that more troops from the South have arrived. Still no moves toward the Center though.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 20, 1945
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 48,91

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Allied aircraft
Barracuda II x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Harukaze
TK Kyokuzan Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Asakaze
CL Jintsu, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Barracuda II releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Christmas Island IO at 47,109

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1b Jake x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1b Jake: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA St. Paul

Night Air attack on Changchun , at 106,41

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5d-S Zero x 4
J1N1-Sa Irving x 13

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 6 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 21, 1945
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Sub attack near Singapore at 50,84

Japanese Ships
SS I-30, hits 16, heavy damage

Allied Ships
AM Rajputana

Captain of SS I-30 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
AM Rajputana fails to find sub, continues to search...

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Sub attack near Bandjermasin at 62,102

Japanese Ships
E Sakito
E No.40

Allied Ships
SS Templar, hits 41, heavy damage

SS Templar launches 6 torpedoes at E Sakito
Templar bottoming out ....

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Morning Air attack on Changchun , at 106,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 14
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 98
Ki-102b Randy x 20

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Changchun , at 106,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 13
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 90
Ki-102b Randy x 18

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 destroyed by flak


Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Changchun , at 106,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 13
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 80
Ki-102b Randy x 17

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 8 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 5 destroyed on ground

Ki-102b Randy: 3 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 6 destroyed on ground
J1N1-Sa Irving: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5d-S Zero: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 8 destroyed, 7 damaged

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

Airbase hits 27
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 45

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Banzai! - Kizuka A. in a Ki-44-IIc Tojo rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Miyazaki R. in a Ki-43-IIIa Oscar rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Izumida O. in a Ki-44-IIc Tojo rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Miyajima G. in a Ki-43-IIIa Oscar rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Aino B. in a Ki-44-IIc Tojo rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Agawa V. in a Ki-44-IIc Tojo rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Itaya E. in a Ki-43-IIIa Oscar rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor

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Morning Air attack on Changchun , at 106,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 45
Ki-102b Randy x 11

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet *

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Afternoon Air attack on Changchun , at 106,41

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 41,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 70
Ki-102b Randy x 11

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 157

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 11 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
29 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet
27 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 22, 1945
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 79,91, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Noshiro Maru #2, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PB Sonobe Maru, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
TK Moji Maru, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
TK Tennan Maru, Shell hits 13, and is sunk


Allied Ships
DD Wizard

Improved night sighting under 92% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 92% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Pre-Invasion action off Chefoo (98,46)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI(G)-539
LCI(G)-468
LCI(G)-465
LCI(G)-464
LCI(G)-463
LCI(G)-462
LCI(G)-459
LCI(G)-458
LCI(G)-457
LCI(G)-455
LCI(G)-454
LCI(G)-453
LCI(G)-450
LCI(G)-441
LCS(L)-37
LCS(L)-36
LCS(L)-18
LCS(L)-14
LST-175

Japanese ground losses:
1078 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled


LCI(G)-539 fired at enemy troops

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On the 20th Jakes found a big SCTF but it skedaddled before the KB could get in range. Curious what's happening down here.

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/13/2019 8:21:15 AM)

August 23-24, 1945


A brute couple of turns in the air over Japan. The allies send in night strikes and day sweeps and strikes over Hiroshima, Matsuyama and Shimoneseki. The sweeps are mostly Corsairs and Bearcats and devastate the air defenses before wave after wave of 4E arrive, mostly well-escorted. Matsuyama loses an Ha-45 factory, but luckily I have a big surplus of these important engines. A lot of resources are wiped in all bases and Simoneseki fires get almost to 300k!! [X(]

The Japanese take a tithe in the end, but it's an Allied positive set of turns for sure. Hard fought points, but Strat bombing is the way forward for sure for him. It's a scramble to get healthy planes in the air after a few days like this over Japan as well.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 23, 1945
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Night Air attack on Changchun , at 106,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5d-S Zero x 4
J1N1-Sa Irving x 5

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 11 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Changchun , at 106,41

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5d-S Zero x 2
J1N1-Sa Irving x 4

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 40,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 27
J2M5 Jack x 35
N1K1 Rex x 28
N1K1-J George x 27
N1K2-J George x 27
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-83 x 27
Ki-102b Randy x 33

Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1 Rex: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F8F-1 Bearcat: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 39,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 22
J2M5 Jack x 32
N1K1 Rex x 21
N1K1-J George x 21
N1K2-J George x 21
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-83 x 22
Ki-102b Randy x 28

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1 Rex: 3 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 6 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 40,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 18
J2M5 Jack x 27
N1K1 Rex x 14
N1K1-J George x 16
N1K2-J George x 19
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-83 x 21
Ki-102b Randy x 27

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 152

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 2 destroyed
N1K1 Rex: 2 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 4 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
35 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
19 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
20 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
20 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
21 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
13 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *

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Afternoon Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 9
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 12
Ki-84b Frank x 46
Ki-84r Frank x 6
Ki-100-I Tony x 9
Ki-100-II Tony x 25
Ki-102a Randy x 9

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-102a Randy: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 7
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 9
Ki-84b Frank x 39
Ki-84r Frank x 3
Ki-100-I Tony x 8
Ki-100-II Tony x 24
Ki-102a Randy x 3

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 8
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 6
Ki-84b Frank x 33
Ki-84r Frank x 2
Ki-100-I Tony x 5
Ki-100-II Tony x 19
Ki-102a Randy x 3

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 6
Ki-84b Frank x 28
Ki-84r Frank x 2
Ki-100-I Tony x 5
Ki-100-II Tony x 11
Ki-102a Randy x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-102a Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 4 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 5
Ki-84b Frank x 24
Ki-100-I Tony x 5
Ki-100-II Tony x 10

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 15
B-24J Liberator x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 2 destroyed, 9 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 2 destroyed by flak
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak


Resources hits 7
Manpower hits 1
Fires 530


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Liberator B.VI bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 53 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-84b Frank x 13
Ki-100-I Tony x 2
Ki-100-II Tony x 4

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 13
Liberator GR.VI x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
Liberator B.VI: 1 destroyed by flak
Liberator GR.VI: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 1 destroyed by flak


Manpower hits 5
Fires 2135


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Liberator GR.VI bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 250 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 2
Ki-84b Frank x 6
Ki-100-I Tony x 1
Ki-100-II Tony x 2

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 45
P-47N Thunderbolt x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 40 damaged

Nakajima Ha-45 hits 56
Fires 1348


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Matsuyama , at 105,59

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84b Frank x 2
Ki-100-II Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 18
P-47N Thunderbolt x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 13 damaged

Nakajima Ha-45 hits 32
Fires 1243


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 187048 troops, 2837 guns, 3155 vehicles, Assault Value = 4477

Defending force 104871 troops, 755 guns, 657 vehicles, Assault Value = 1893

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 5

Allied adjusted assault: 533

Japanese adjusted defense: 6057

Allied assault odds: 1 to 11 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
545 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 66 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (3 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (3 destroyed, 7 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
551 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 21 (3 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 147 (5 destroyed, 142 disabled)


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 24, 1945
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Night Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 22
Ki-102c Randy x 3

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 17
B-29-25 Superfort x 10
B-29B Superfort x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 2 destroyed
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-84b Frank: 4 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 10 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 damaged
B-29B Superfort: 12 damaged

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

Manpower hits 198
Fires 104665

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 76 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 14
Ki-102c Randy x 8

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 6

No Japanese losses

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

Manpower hits 7
Fires 146050


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 12
Ki-102c Randy x 3

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Manpower hits 19
Fires 159850


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 10
Ki-102c Randy x 2

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAId Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed


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

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 9000 feet *
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 5
Ki-102c Randy x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 8 damaged

Manpower hits 7
Fires 183270


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 4 damaged

Manpower hits 83
Fires 238620


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
28th Sentai/B with Ki-45 KAId Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes

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Night Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAId Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 5 damaged

Manpower hits 80
Fires 280440


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
City Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 44,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 8
A7M2 Sam x 9
J2M5 Jack x 8
N1K1-J George x 6
N1K2-J George x 8
N1K5-J George x 20
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-83 x 7
Ki-84a Frank x 4
Ki-84b Frank x 50
Ki-84r Frank x 4
Ki-100-I Tony x 4
Ki-100-II Tony x 2
Ki-102a Randy x 3
Ki-102b Randy x 9

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 180

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
J2M5 Jack: 2 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 6 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 7 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
28 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
28 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
22 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
24 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *
18 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet *

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Morning Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 40,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 12
J2M5 Jack x 49
N1K1 Rex x 20
N1K1-J George x 6
N1K2-J George x 9
N1K5-J George x 28
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17
Ki-83 x 54
Ki-84b Frank x 21
Ki-100-I Tony x 14
Ki-100-II Tony x 8
Ki-102b Randy x 40

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 16
F8F-1 Bearcat x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 2 destroyed
Ki-83: 2 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 2 destroyed
F8F-1 Bearcat: 1 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 41,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 12
J2M5 Jack x 45
N1K1 Rex x 20
N1K1-J George x 6
N1K2-J George x 9
N1K5-J George x 27
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 15
Ki-83 x 48
Ki-84b Frank x 17
Ki-100-I Tony x 14
Ki-100-II Tony x 5
Ki-102b Randy x 36

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 2 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 17
N1K5-J George x 29
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 8
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-84b Frank x 41
Ki-100-II Tony x 23

Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 2 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F8F-1 Bearcat: 10 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 11
N1K5-J George x 21
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-84b Frank x 29
Ki-100-II Tony x 15

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 18

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

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 6 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 10
N1K5-J George x 17
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 5
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-84b Frank x 26
Ki-100-II Tony x 12

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 33
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 9
PV-2 Harpoon x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 6 destroyed
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 6 damaged
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 1 destroyed by flak
PV-2 Harpoon: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

Manpower hits 1
Fires 112167

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x PV-2 Harpoon bombing from 8000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 7
N1K5-J George x 8
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4
Ki-84b Frank x 16
Ki-100-II Tony x 4

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 18
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 6 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 7
N1K5-J George x 7
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2
Ki-84b Frank x 13
Ki-100-II Tony x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak


Resources hits 1
Fires 88065

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

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Afternoon Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 3
N1K5-J George x 3
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-84b Frank x 7

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 15
P-51D Mustang x 54

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 13 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Resources hits 20
Fires 106605


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Shimonoseki , at 104,57

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 2
N1K5-J George x 1
Ki-84b Frank x 3

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged

Heavy Industry hits 4
Fires 106605


Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/13/2019 8:38:20 AM)

August 25-26, 1945


On the 25th the Allies go for Nagasaki with only sweeps. The Japanese are strong there and hold them off for a 2:1 on the day with heavy losses to Corsairs. That evens out the previous two days in the air a bit but the Strat losses mount as fires continue to burn.

Somehow the Soviet DDs come down near Chichi-Jima with a couple of xAKs. Odd. Strikes fly and sink at least three and maybe one more as well as the two transports, which aren't carrying troops.

The Allies heavily bomb and take Kweiteh with their forward tank units moving NW in China. I'll try to get a small army up toward Sian in the x3 terrain. It's a risk, but could stall a much larger force here. I'm also moving some Burma veteran divisions toward Chungking and the Northern part of the plains to defend against an eventual incursion there. There are also some Soviets marching down from Urumchi, and although I've got a few brigades up there I'll fly in 1-2 more to defend the North. These are high value VP bases and I'd like to keep them, or at least make sure it's a good fight.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 25, 1945
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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 45,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 26
J7W1 Shinden x 37
N1K5-J George x 79
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 7 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 42,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 20
J7W1 Shinden x 32
N1K5-J George x 74
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 2 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 6 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 42,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 13
J7W1 Shinden x 31
N1K5-J George x 66
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 43,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 9
J7W1 Shinden x 25
N1K5-J George x 57
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Nagasaki/Sasebo , at 102,58

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 44,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 8
J7W1 Shinden x 21
N1K5-J George x 50
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 56

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 6 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet
12 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet
16 x F4U-1D Corsair sweeping at 39300 feet

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 26, 1945
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Chichi-jima at 117,71

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y4 Judy x 29
N1K2-J George x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y4 Judy: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak


Allied Ships
DD Ryanyj
DD Tbilisi, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Rezhvyj
DD Rezkij, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Revnotsnyj

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Tbilisi

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Chichi-jima at 117,71

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Henry H. Blood, Bomb hits 10, and is sunk
xAK George W. Julian, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAK Henry H. Blood
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Henry H. Blood

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Chichi-jima at 117,71

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 4 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Revnotsnyj, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Redkij
DD Rastoropnyj

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Chichi-jima at 117,71

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Rezhvyj
DD Tbilisi, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x E13A1 Jake bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Chichi-jima at 117,71

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Rastoropnyj, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Raziashchij
DD Redkij, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Rezkij, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Rezkij

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Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2592 troops, 6 guns, 241 vehicles, Assault Value = 466

Defending force 6718 troops, 60 guns, 50 vehicles, Assault Value = 142

Allied adjusted assault: 126

Japanese adjusted defense: 21

Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Kweiteh !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: op mode(-), leaders(+), leaders(-), disruption(-)
preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1919 casualties reported
Squads: 80 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 93 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 34 (34 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 43 (39 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Units retreated 3

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
50th Tank Brigade
754th Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment

Defending units:
5th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Cavalry Brigade
24th NCPC Route Brigade

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/13/2019 9:00:31 AM)

August 27-28, 1945


Singers is down to 5 forts and is about to crack.

A few small actions around the map and lots of bombing of ground troops I China and at Singers. The Allies are moving steadily now across lower Sumatra and para-dropping to cut Soerabaja from Batavia on Java. I'm fine with that, as I've stopped pulling from Java and will try to get the last few resource and fuel shipments from Balikpapan before the eventual pullback to Japan of all fleets. I should have enough fuel to last now, but resources will be a problem.

The DD Wizard which had just been raiding shipping lanes is found and sunk. Hard to hit the single ship TFs still. Got this one.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 27, 1945
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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 177480 troops, 2822 guns, 2371 vehicles, Assault Value = 4543

Defending force 102085 troops, 736 guns, 650 vehicles, Assault Value = 1730

Japanese ground losses:
326 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 28, 1945
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Iwo-jima at 102,81, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E No.4, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
PB Tama Maru #2, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

AO Takasaki
PB Akagane Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
xAK Anzan Maru
xAKL Nagano Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAKL Ronsan Maru, Shell hits 3, heavy fires

Allied Ships
DD Wizard, Shell hits 2, on fire


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards

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Naval Gun Fire at Singapore - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Cross, Shell hits 2, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DE Gillette, Shell hits 9, heavy fires


DE Cross firing at 12th Base Force

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Iwo-jima at 104,78

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Wizard, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Paoshan (65,45)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 3089 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5082

Defending force 36185 troops, 289 guns, 259 vehicles, Assault Value = 1007

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 5032

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 5)

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

Allied ground losses:
1456 casualties reported
Squads: 74 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 62 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 12 disabled


Assaulting units:
62nd Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
65th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
92nd Chinese Corps
56th Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
9th New Chinese Corps
66th Chinese Corps Corps
68th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
64th Chinese Corps
6th Construction Regiment
9th Group Army
5th Group Army
7th Construction Regiment
12th Group Army
30th Group Army
3rd Heavy Mortar Regiment

Defending units:
13th Division
3rd Division
15th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
23rd Army
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment


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The Allies on the move again, but still not doing anything to head toward the hundreds of ships transiting from the SRA back to Japan.

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/13/2019 9:13:43 AM)

August 29-31, 1945


Kind of a funny note. The Madras Police unit are marching down from Western China toward Lanchow. Good time to steal Tuk-tuk back home. [:D]

No more Strat bombing over Japan.

Another small attack at Singers lowers forts further and it should fall in the next major attack. The Allies are being very careful after earlier losses, but with no supply left, the IJA can do little now.

An Allied TF strayed near Batavia and Judys put it under along with some Allied troops. [:)]
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 29, 1945
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Ground combat at Ansi (80,23)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 690 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

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

Allied adjusted assault: 9

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ansi !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
Madras Police Battalion

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 30, 1945
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Muntok at 50,89

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Cairo City, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Jalakrishna, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Recruit, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Maridal, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk


Allied ground losses:
2002 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 51 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 36 (23 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Muntok at 50,89

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Cairo City, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
AM Recruit, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
602 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 45 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 8 (5 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 173087 troops, 2559 guns, 3518 vehicles, Assault Value = 4675

Defending force 99048 troops, 717 guns, 637 vehicles, Assault Value = 1591

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 597

Japanese adjusted defense: 2749

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
1121 casualties reported
Squads: 72 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 16 (10 destroyed, 6 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
337 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 87 (7 destroyed, 80 disabled)





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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 31, 1945
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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 158528 troops, 2533 guns, 2365 vehicles, Assault Value = 5625

Defending force 96302 troops, 707 guns, 634 vehicles, Assault Value = 1486

Japanese ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

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Feels good to have these single ship TFs hit.

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/13/2019 9:27:30 AM)

September 1-2, 1945


The Soviets force a bridgehead at Yingkow and now the masses will flow down the coast. All upper Manchurian bases will be abandoned, and I'll hope to get the 15k AV Manchurian Army back to four x3 hexes in Korea from Keijo to Genzan. It'll be interesting. Harbin falls but it was only intended as a speed bump.

Singapore is falling.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 1, 1945
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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 221729 troops, 3227 guns, 4631 vehicles, Assault Value = 5915

Defending force 95127 troops, 699 guns, 632 vehicles, Assault Value = 1440

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 4366

Japanese adjusted defense: 1441

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
8730 casualties reported
Squads: 378 destroyed, 201 disabled
Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 231 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 111 disabled
Guns lost 136 (44 destroyed, 92 disabled)
Vehicles lost 82 (10 destroyed, 72 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
6279 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 530 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 112 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 158 disabled
Guns lost 140 (5 destroyed, 135 disabled)
Vehicles lost 110 (3 destroyed, 107 disabled)


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 2, 1945
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Night Air attack on Port Arthur , at 99,44

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah x 1

Allied aircraft
B-29B Superfort x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed on ground


Allied aircraft losses
B-29B Superfort: 4 damaged

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

Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 36

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-29B Superfort bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 36 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Port Arthur , at 99,44

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-100-I Tony x 4
Ki-100-II Tony x 1

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-100-I Tony: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-51D Mustang sweeping at 17000 feet *

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 40971 troops, 743 guns, 2054 vehicles, Assault Value = 6406

Defending force 85097 troops, 636 guns, 611 vehicles, Assault Value = 1000

Allied adjusted assault: 1076

Japanese adjusted defense: 399

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
565 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 56 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 129 (123 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
325 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 42 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 71 (2 destroyed, 69 disabled)


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Ground combat at Harbin (109,39)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 26184 troops, 979 guns, 1214 vehicles, Assault Value = 8835

Defending force 1696 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

Allied adjusted assault: 258

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 51 to 1 (fort level 5)

Allied forces CAPTURE Harbin !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-III KAI Dinah: 2 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
1211 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Units retreated 1


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

Assaulting units:
478th Guards SU Regiment
258th Rifle Division
34th Rifle Division
18th Rifle Brigade
187th Rifle Division
203rd Tank Brigade
345th Rifle Division
44th NKVD Regiment
184th Rifle Division
258th NKVD Regiment
208th Tank Brigade
165th Tank Brigade
77th Tank Brigade
144th Rifle Division
38th Rifle Brigade
393rd Rifle Division
210th Tank Brigade
479th Guards SU Regiment
76th Tank Brigade
218th Tank Brigade
371st Rifle Division
10th Mechanized Corps
259th Tank Brigade
339th Guards SU Regiment
689th Naval Inf. Battalion
277th Rifle Division
255th Rifle Division
84th Cavalry Division
172nd Brigade
75th Tank Brigade
378th Guards SU Regiment
159th Rifle Division
260th Rifle Brigade
338th Guards SU Regiment
72nd Tank Brigade
384th Rifle Division
257th Tank Brigade
395th Guards SU Regiment
335th Guards SU Regiment
480th Guards SU Regiment
171st Tank Brigade
214th Tank Brigade
5th Army
117th/428th OM Gun Battalion
1131st Hvy Howitzer Regiment
100th OM Howitzer Battalion
1637th Howitzer Regiment
155th PVO AA Battalion
925th Artillery Regiment
17th Guards Mortar Brigade
1633rd AT Gun Regiment
1123rd Cannon Regiment
953rd Artillery Regiment
1648th AA Regiment
26th/42nd Gd.Mortar Regiment
52nd Cannon Regiment
25th Army
283rd Guards Mortar Regiment
129th Engineer Battalion
5th Rifle Corps
2nd/307th Gd.Mortar Regiment
362nd/367th OM Gun Battalion
219th Corps Art Brigade
1194th BM Howitzer Regiment
424th Hvy Howitzer Regiment
26th Guards Mortar Brigade
190th/398th PVO AA Battalion
15th Army
145th Howitzer Regiment
72nd/74th Gd.Mortar Regiment
1632nd AT Gun Regiment
183rd Mortar Regiment
1121st Cannon Regiment
59th/721st AA Battalion
20th Guards Mortar Brigade
1635th AT Gun Regiment
46th/302nd AA Battalion
22nd/24th AA Battalion
1590th AA Regiment
470th Mortar Regiment
187th Cannon Regiment
10th Air Army
1137th Howitzer Regiment
70th VVS Base Force

Defending units:
7th Manchukuo Inf Brigade

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Ground combat at Peiping (95,39)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 150370 troops, 2420 guns, 2605 vehicles, Assault Value = 4401

Defending force 77443 troops, 750 guns, 517 vehicles, Assault Value = 2238

Japanese ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled

Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
361 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)


Assaulting units:
3rd Motorized Rifle Regiment
1st Guards Airborne Division
109th Guards Rifle Division
243rd Rifle Division
59th Cavalry Division
3rd Guards Mechanized Corps
54th Engr-Sapper Bde
52nd Rifle Division
25th Mechanized Brigade
6th Rifle Division
43rd Tank Brigade
110th Guards Rifle Division
5th Mongolian Cavalry Division
53rd Army
53rd Guards Mortar Regiment
461st Mortar Regiment
35th Anti-Tank Brigade
152nd Cannon Brigade
239th/376th AA Battalion
1917th AA Regiment
17th AA Division
1917th AA Regiment
52nd Guards Mortar Regiment
1316th Anti-Tank Brigade
150th/387th PVO AA Battalion
60th Guards Mortar Regiment
408th PVO AA Battalion

Defending units:
20th Division
28th Division
105th NCPC Route Brigade
56th Division
1st Ind.Tank Brigade
4th RGC Route Brigade
62nd Division
109th Division
25th Ind. Field Artillery Battalion
NCPC Army
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
12th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
43rd Army
5th Medium Mortar Battalion
4th Medium Mortar Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
26th RF Gun Battalion
19th RF Gun Battalion
69th JNAF AF Unit
21st JAAF AF Bn

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Ground combat at Yingkow (101,43)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 30828 troops, 314 guns, 1403 vehicles, Assault Value = 866

Defending force 57362 troops, 487 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 1612

Allied adjusted assault: 301

Japanese adjusted defense: 1006

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1910 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 139 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 37 (1 destroyed, 36 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1311 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 189 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 31 (1 destroyed, 30 disabled)
Vehicles lost 54 (2 destroyed, 52 disabled)


Assaulting units:
9th Guards Mechanized Corps
927th SU Regiment
1197th SU Regiment

Defending units:
57th Division
1st Manchukuo Distr Division
10th Ind.Mixed Regiment
4th Manchukuo Distr Division
21st Ind.Mixed Regiment
24th Division
11th/C Division
3rd Army
18th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
27th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
78th JAAF AF Bn

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/22/2019 8:28:54 PM)

September 3-5, 1945


On the 3rd the Allies start massive strikes with 500+ 4E, about half of those B-29s, against defending IJA troops at Yinkow. After three days, a few meek attempts at defense, and crushing Soviet attacks, the Allies are ready to take the base and unlock Korea. All IJA units are moving to retreat to the peninsula. We'll defend between Keijo and Genzan. Hopefully it'l take a few attacks in that good x3-4 territory to get through.

Singers finally falls, and all ships pull back to Babeldaob from the SRA except for the last filling up.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 3, 1945
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Morning Air attack on 11th/C Division, at 101,43 (Yingkow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
Corsair IV x 16
Liberator B.VI x 4
Liberator GR.VI x 15
F4U-1D Corsair x 15
B-24J Liberator x 31
B-29-25 Superfort x 65
P-38L Lightning x 24
P-47N Thunderbolt x 30
P-51D Mustang x 83
F8F-1 Bearcat x 33
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 5
PBJ-1D Mitchell x 7

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged
Liberator GR.VI: 2 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 8 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 12 damaged
PB4Y-1 Liberator: 2 damaged
PBJ-1D Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
790 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PBJ-1D Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 4th Manchukuo Distr Division, at 101,43 (Yingkow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 9
B-29-25 Superfort x 99

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 2 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
1286 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 22 (1 destroyed, 21 disabled)


Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 60347 troops, 762 guns, 2086 vehicles, Assault Value = 7485

Defending force 82445 troops, 610 guns, 526 vehicles, Assault Value = 933

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Allied adjusted assault: 1360

Japanese adjusted defense: 259

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Singapore !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
3093 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 371 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 366 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 191 (181 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 419 (419 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 4, 1945
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Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 114,73

Japanese Ships
TK Tonan Maru #2, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AV Sagara Maru
AO Toei Maru
TK Kyokuyo Maru
E No.112
E No.68

Allied Ships
SS Seahorse, hits 21, heavy damage

SS Seahorse launches 6 torpedoes at TK Tonan Maru #2
Seahorse diving deep ....

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Morning Air attack on Yingkow , at 101,43

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 15
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 45
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-102b Randy x 8

Allied aircraft
Thunderbolt II x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Thunderbolt II: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Yingkow , at 101,43

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 10
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 37
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-102b Randy x 17

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 24th Division, at 101,43 (Yingkow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 15
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-102b Randy x 2

Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 33
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 7

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


Allied aircraft losses
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 2 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 3rd Army, at 101,43 (Yingkow)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 10
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-102b Randy x 1

Allied aircraft
Corsair IV x 1
Liberator B.VI x 10
F4U-1D Corsair x 15
B-24J Liberator x 12
B-29-25 Superfort x 63
P-38L Lightning x 23
P-51D Mustang x 81
F4U-1D Corsair x 26
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator B.VI: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 22 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
857 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 60 disabled

Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Yingkow (101,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 132669 troops, 1535 guns, 4273 vehicles, Assault Value = 4346

Defending force 51552 troops, 483 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 1264

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 2412

Japanese adjusted defense: 405

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1 (fort level 4)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
4740 casualties reported
Squads: 127 destroyed, 101 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 71 (45 destroyed, 26 disabled)


Allied ground losses:
1585 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 218 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 29 disabled
Vehicles lost 43 (2 destroyed, 41 disabled)


Assaulting units:
298th Rifle Division
293rd Rifle Division
927th SU Regiment
94th Rifle Division
61st Tank Division
7th Guards Mechanized Corps
9th Guards Mechanized Corps
73rd Tank Brigade
258th Tank Brigade
1197th SU Regiment
68th NKVD Regiment
1019th SU Regiment
74th Tank Brigade
277th Engineer Battalion
88th Rifle Brigade
82nd Tank Battalion
209th Rifle Division
1012th SU Regiment
192nd OM Gun Battalion
162nd/390th PVO AA Battalion
28th/70th AA Battalion
1140th Cannon Regiment
402nd Engineer Battalion
1628th AT Gun Regiment
10th/132nd PVO AA Battalion
1st Far East Front
1233rd Cannon Regiment
465th Mortar Regiment
36th Army
1912th TD Regiment
56th Rifle Corps
147th PVO AA Battalion
9th/42nd AA Battalion
42nd Cannon Regiment
550th BM Howitzer Regiment
433rd Hvy Howitzer Regiment
1916th AA Regiment

Defending units:
21st Ind.Mixed Regiment
1st Manchukuo Distr Division
4th Manchukuo Distr Division
10th Ind.Mixed Regiment
57th Division
24th Division
11th/C Division
18th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
27th Fld AA Machinecannon Company
3rd Army
78th JAAF AF Bn

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 5, 1945
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Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 109,73

Japanese Ships
AK Anyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1
AV Sanyo Maru
AK Tacoma Maru
TK Toa Maru
E W-2

Allied Ships
SS ShCh-113, hits 6

SS ShCh-113 launches 4 torpedoes at AK Anyo Maru
ShCh-113 diving deep ....
E W-2 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-2 fails to find sub, continues to search...

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Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 110,72

Japanese Ships
AV Sanyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1
AK Arima Maru
TK Toa Maru
E W-2

Allied Ships
SS ShCh-131, hits 1

SS ShCh-131 launches 4 torpedoes at AV Sanyo Maru
E W-2 attacking submerged sub ....

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Morning Air attack on Yingkow , at 101,43

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 42,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 22
Ki-102b Randy x 7

Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Yingkow , at 101,43

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 10
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-102b Randy x 5

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 2 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 24th Division, at 101,43 (Yingkow)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 24
B-24J Liberator x 20
B-29-25 Superfort x 66
P-47N Thunderbolt x 27
P-51D Mustang x 77
F4U-1D Corsair x 26
PB4Y-1 Liberator x 5

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 20 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
1233 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 75 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x PB4Y-1 Liberator bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Yingkow (101,43)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 145169 troops, 1709 guns, 4441 vehicles, Assault Value = 4683

Defending force 46261 troops, 440 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 987

Allied adjusted assault: 1059

Japanese adjusted defense: 228

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
4711 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 261 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 41 (17 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


Allied ground losses:
825 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 192 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 48 (2 destroyed, 46 disabled)


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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/22/2019 8:31:11 PM)

Resources and supplies are dropping quickly now. At this rate I think I'll be out by the end of 45.

Hard lessns to learn when you see 45 every 4-5 years! Makes it tough to learn and get it right. This time I'm suffering for resources, not fuel. Maybe the key is that it'll always be something. There is no perfect Japanese endgame economy. [;)]

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RangerJoe -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/22/2019 9:47:12 PM)

That is why, even though I am playing Japanese against the computer, I am trying to bring back all of the resources that I can. They don't expire nor can they be destroyed.




Crackaces -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/23/2019 1:40:39 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

Resources and supplies are dropping quickly now. At this rate I think I'll be out by the end of 45.

Hard lessns to learn when you see 45 every 4-5 years! Makes it tough to learn and get it right. This time I'm suffering for resources, not fuel. Maybe the key is that it'll always be something. There is no perfect Japanese endgame economy. [;)]

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I have never played the IJ .. and only 4 campaign games against opponents.. but it is my thought that the end game begins at the start. Not that this game followed. A formula but my observations are that the KB and company roam around destroying things and then 1945 happened and Japan lacks fuel supplies and resources. It is like a 401k where everything starts day one and the rainy day is July 1945 ..




PaxMondo -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/23/2019 4:24:22 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

Resources and supplies are dropping quickly now. At this rate I think I'll be out by the end of 45.

Hard lessns to learn when you see 45 every 4-5 years! Makes it tough to learn and get it right. This time I'm suffering for resources, not fuel. Maybe the key is that it'll always be something. There is no perfect Japanese endgame economy. [;)]


Well, I think you are correct: you will be short something before the others I think the key is that it isn't much before you would be short of most of the others as well.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/23/2019 6:07:33 AM)

September 6-9, 1945


After the breakthrough in Manchuria, the Allied air forces decided to focus on China. Ground troops are heading Northwest toward Sian, and they begin to soften up troops I've been sending ahead to get into the x3 territory up there. I managed to get about 1,500AV onto the road without too much destruction, but the stragglers are being hit hard. Some more intense fights in the air.

Seeing some new airframes which is cool. The Bearcat is a beast!!
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 6, 1945
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Morning Air attack on Yingkow , at 101,43

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 44,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 22
Ki-102b Randy x 4

Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 3 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on 57th Division, at 101,43 (Yingkow)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 14
Ki-102b Randy x 1

Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 32
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F8F-1 Bearcat: 3 destroyed
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 1 destroyed by flak


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 270648 troops, 3690 guns, 4667 vehicles, Assault Value = 7507

Defending force 32395 troops, 135 guns, 116 vehicles, Assault Value = 88

Allied adjusted assault: 2886

Japanese adjusted defense: 23

Allied assault odds: 125 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
23262 casualties reported
Squads: 431 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 968 destroyed, 63 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 82 (82 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 141 (141 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 10


Allied ground losses:
205 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

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Ground combat at Yingkow (101,43)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 164553 troops, 2090 guns, 4833 vehicles, Assault Value = 5443

Defending force 41736 troops, 424 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 659

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 3514

Japanese adjusted defense: 100

Allied assault odds: 35 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Yingkow !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
18931 casualties reported
Squads: 408 destroyed, 131 disabled
Non Combat: 236 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 87 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 183 (170 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 70 (70 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 9


Allied ground losses:
1039 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 133 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Vehicles lost 94 (2 destroyed, 92 disabled)


Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 7, 1945
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Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 102,73

Japanese Ships
TK Ayayuki Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Magane Maru
PB Kunitu Maru

Allied Ships
SS ShCh-133

SS ShCh-133 launches 4 torpedoes at TK Ayayuki Maru

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Morning Air attack on 9th Ind.Mixed Regiment, at 92,47 , near Haichow

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K5-J George x 14
Ki-84b Frank x 24

Allied aircraft
SB2C-4 Helldiver x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84b Frank: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-4 Helldiver: 15 destroyed


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 8, 1945
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Laoag at 80,69

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 106 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D4Y3 Judy x 4

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 10
Corsair IV x 120
Hellcat I x 60
Hellcat F.II x 65
Seafire IIC x 70
Seafire L.III x 83
Wildcat V x 15
Wildcat VI x 11
F4F-4 Wildcat x 17
F4U-1A Corsair x 143
F4U-1D Corsair x 480
F4U-4 Corsair x 61
F6F-3 Hellcat x 324
F6F-5 Hellcat x 796
F8F-1 Bearcat x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 9, 1945
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Morning Air attack on Heijo , at 103,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 41,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-100-I Tony x 49
Ki-102b Randy x 2

Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-100-I Tony: 9 destroyed
Ki-102b Randy: 1 destroyed


No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Wuchang , at 84,51

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 45,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 34
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 49
Ki-84r Frank x 42

Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 2 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 6 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Wuchang , at 84,51

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 45,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 22
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 34
Ki-84r Frank x 31

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Wuchang , at 84,51

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 42,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 19
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 29
Ki-84r Frank x 24

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Wuchang , at 84,51

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M5 Jack x 9
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 21
Ki-84r Frank x 16

Allied aircraft
P-38L Lightning x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 3 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Nanyang , at 85,45

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 17
Ki-83 x 30
Ki-84b Frank x 13

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

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Afternoon Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 21
N1K5-J George x 18
Ki-100-II Tony x 18

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 4 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/23/2019 6:08:58 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo


quote:

ORIGINAL: obvert

Resources and supplies are dropping quickly now. At this rate I think I'll be out by the end of 45.

Hard lessns to learn when you see 45 every 4-5 years! Makes it tough to learn and get it right. This time I'm suffering for resources, not fuel. Maybe the key is that it'll always be something. There is no perfect Japanese endgame economy. [;)]


Well, I think you are correct: you will be short something before the others I think the key is that it isn't much before you would be short of most of the others as well.


It seems now like my fuel will be good until the end. Especially with less ships moving around. The Northern strategy cut off a lot of resources early and I didn't really look at that early enough to build a bigger pool.

Resources also take a big hit from Manpower bombing as they're usually the largest group of points at any big base on the home islands, and thus burn up first.




obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/23/2019 8:14:28 AM)

September 10-13, 1945


The Allies continue to hit troops moving toward Sian and take Nanyang after my rear-guard division manged to get out relatively unscathed.

In Korea the Soviet forward tanks hit Heijo hard, and retreating troops are bludgeoned, but will make it out before a catastrophic collapse.

The Allies also bomb Northern Honshu and Hakodate on Hokkaido with everything they have. Not much industry to hit here, so I'm glad for the extra aircraft VPs as the defenders keep on doing well in spite of the onslaught. Can't stop the bombers from getting through, but they're still taking a tithe.

A few French cruisers enter the fray!
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 10, 1945
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Night Naval bombardment of Shanghai at 92,55

Allied Ships
CL Duguay Trouin
CL Georges Leygues
DD L'Alcyon
DD Le Fortune

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10
Port hits 1

CL Duguay Trouin firing at 131st Division

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Morning Air attack on Nanyang , at 85,45

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 39,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 14
Ki-83 x 35
Ki-84b Frank x 14

Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-83: 1 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 3 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F8F-1 Bearcat: 4 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Nanyang , at 85,45

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 45,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IV Oscar x 11
Ki-83 x 29
Ki-84b Frank x 6

Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-83: 3 destroyed
Ki-84b Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Hirosaki/Aomori , at 118,54

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 40,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 17
A7M2 Sam x 17
Ki-84r Frank x 19

Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F8F-1 Bearcat: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F8F-1 Bearcat sweeping at 38700 feet *

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Morning Air attack on Hirosaki/Aomori , at 118,54

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 9
A7M2 Sam x 10
Ki-84r Frank x 11

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on 88th Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 85,45 (Nanyang)

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Liberator B.VI x 14
Liberator GR.VI x 4
Thunderbolt II x 16
F4U-1D Corsair x 29
A-26B Invader x 71
B-24J Liberator x 22
B-29-25 Superfort x 19
P-38L Lightning x 13
P-47N Thunderbolt x 22
P-51D Mustang x 89
PBJ-1J Mitchell x 20

Allied aircraft losses
A-26B Invader: 8 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 6 damaged
PBJ-1J Mitchell: 6 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
2133 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 97 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 98 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PBJ-1J Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Hirosaki/Aomori , at 118,54

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 2
Ki-84r Frank x 3

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 15
B-24J Liberator x 93
B-29-25 Superfort x 126
P-38L Lightning x 50
P-51D Mustang x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged

Resources hits 46
Light Industry hits 17


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


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 11, 1945
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Soerabaja at 56,104

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-102a Randy x 26

Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 36
SB2C-4 Helldiver x 14
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 14
TBM-3 Avenger x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-102a Randy: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
SB2C-5 Helldiver: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Sanura Maru, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Sasago Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Nichiran Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Nansin Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Macassar Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Neikai Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

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Ground combat at Nanyang (85,45)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4506 troops, 150 guns, 271 vehicles, Assault Value = 455

Defending force 9116 troops, 88 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 216

Allied adjusted assault: 25

Japanese adjusted defense: 61

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
486 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Americal Infantry Division
3rd Cavalry Regiment
77th Coast AA Regiment
71/72/80 Mortar Regiment
96th Coast AA Regiment
94th Coast AA Regiment
Tenth US Army
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
87th Medium Regiment
4th Field Artillery Battalion
IV Indian Corps
95th Coast AA Regiment
86th Medium Regiment
85th Medium Regiment
1/198th Coast AA Battalion

Defending units:
89th Division

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 12, 1945
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Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 57
A7M2 Sam x 13
N1K5-J George x 42
Ki-84r Frank x 16
Ki-100-II Tony x 34

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 3 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 47,500 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 47
A7M2 Sam x 9
N1K5-J George x 42
Ki-84r Frank x 13
Ki-100-II Tony x 23

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
A7M2 Sam: 2 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 4 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 40
A7M2 Sam x 4
N1K5-J George x 34
Ki-84r Frank x 8
Ki-100-II Tony x 19

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 2 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 21
A7M2 Sam x 2
N1K5-J George x 18
Ki-84r Frank x 4
Ki-100-II Tony x 7

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 25
PB4Y-2 Privateer x 12
PV-1 Ventura x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 2 destroyed
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
PB4Y-2 Privateer: 1 destroyed by flak
PV-1 Ventura: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged


Manpower hits 1
Fires 550

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x PB4Y-2 Privateer bombing from 7000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 5
A7M2 Sam x 1
N1K5-J George x 6
Ki-84r Frank x 2
Ki-100-II Tony x 2

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 12
P-51D Mustang x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed by flak
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed


Manpower hits 1
Fires 13750


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

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sept 13, 1945
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Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 43,900 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 9
A7M2 Sam x 9
N1K5-J George x 12
Ki-84r Frank x 12
Ki-100-II Tony x 12

Allied aircraft
P-51D Mustang x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-51D Mustang: 6 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 7
A7M2 Sam x 7
N1K5-J George x 10
Ki-84r Frank x 10
Ki-100-II Tony x 11

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 6 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Waingapu at 62,115

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 32
SB2C-4 Helldiver x 14
SB2C-5 Helldiver x 13
TBM-3 Avenger x 28

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Izumo Maru, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Meiten Maru, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Ryuyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Shonan Maru #7, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
TK Okuni Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SB2C-4 Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 41,600 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 5
A7M2 Sam x 2
N1K5-J George x 6
Ki-84r Frank x 8
Ki-100-II Tony x 9

Allied aircraft
F4U-4 Corsair x 34

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-100-II Tony: 4 destroyed


Allied aircraft losses
F4U-4 Corsair: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x F4U-4 Corsair sweeping at 41600 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on Hakodate , at 119,53

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 7
A7M2 Sam x 7
N1K5-J George x 1
Ki-84r Frank x 6
Ki-100-II Tony x 4

Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9
P-51D Mustang x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 destroyed by flak
P-51D Mustang: 1 destroyed

Manpower hits 6
Fires 44219


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

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Ground combat at Heijo (103,47)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 101167 troops, 1035 guns, 5151 vehicles, Assault Value = 3011

Defending force 35505 troops, 381 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 807

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 1361

Japanese adjusted defense: 1128

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
4066 casualties reported
Squads: 114 destroyed, 153 disabled
Non Combat: 75 destroyed, 119 disabled
Engineers: 37 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 155 (25 destroyed, 130 disabled)
Vehicles lost 82 (74 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


Allied ground losses:
985 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 107 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 24 (1 destroyed, 23 disabled)
Vehicles lost 136 (11 destroyed, 125 disabled)


Assaulting units:
335th Guards SU Regiment
206th Tank Brigade
82nd Tank Battalion
338th Guards SU Regiment
7th Guards Mechanized Corps
478th Guards SU Regiment
927th SU Regiment
5th Guards Tank Corps
339th Guards SU Regiment
479th Guards SU Regiment
73rd Tank Brigade
1019th SU Regiment
74th Tank Brigade
61st Tank Division
1197th SU Regiment
258th Tank Brigade
9th Guards Mechanized Corps
1012th SU Regiment

Defending units:
27th Electric Engineer Regiment
49th Infantry Regiment
137th Division
123rd Division
1st Area Army
16th Field AA Machinecannon Company
100th Field AA Battalion
15th JNAF AF Unit
19th JNAF AF Unit
34th JAAF AF Bn
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company
25th Field AA Machinecannon Company
42nd Air Defense AA Battalion
29th Field AA Machinecannon Company
23rd Field AA Machinecannon Company
30th Field AA Machinecannon Company
48th JAAF AF Bn

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/23/2019 8:16:51 AM)

As a target well-defended Hakodate doesn't seem like a likely candidate, considering the small amount of industry here compared to many other bases in range. Maybe he's planning on a ground or amphibious assault and wants to get the points before that?

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obvert -> RE: The Elephant Vanishes : obvert (J) vs Historiker_SqzMyLemon_Canoerebel (A) (8/23/2019 8:18:06 AM)

Air VPs have been acculmulating quickly and still getting just better than 1:1 over the past week with the 2 points per 4E adding up.

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