SqzMyLemon -> Dec. 25-31/41 (9/9/2012 12:13:45 AM)
I've fallen behind once again. It's time to get caught up and start providing some screenshots to bring the war up to date.
Nothing to report.
SS Plunger shells the sinks the xAKL Hitora Maru off the coast of Kobe. No ASW attack.
What I believed to be an enemy TF of PT's spotted at Busuanga turned out to be a number of transports escorted by a lone PG. The CL Jintsu and four DD's were dispatched and the AAR follows:
Night Time Surface Combat, near Busuanga at 77,80, Range 8,000 Yards
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 1
PG Isabel, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP President Madison
xAP Don Esteban, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Tantalus, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Yu Sang, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Governor Wright, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
The xAP President Madision escaped...for now. [8D]
In an effort to destroy the American B-17's at Cagayan a night time bombardment is ordered. Unfortunately, the undamaged B-17's appear to have been redeployed. The base was hit hard and resulted in 4 MP, 10 AB, 4 ABS, 27 Runway, 8 Port and 1 Port Fuel hits including 6593 Fires. A further 17 non-combat squads and 9 AFV's were destroyed.
Davao was captured easily after the first assault. Troops began landing at Zamboanga.
A Japanese deliberate attack by three Tank Rgt.'s near Kanhsien fails to dislodge the Chinese defenders. For no loss, Chinese forces suffered 0(59) infantry, 0(9) non-combat and 0(2) engineer squads disabled totalling 466 casualties.
Pakhoi is captured by the 22 JNAF AF Bn.
Four Chinese Corps (639 AV) rout two Japanese artillery units near Nanyang. This allows the Chinese to escape destruction and rejoin their MLR.
Tawi Tawi is occupied by the Japanese
Bayombong expands fortifications to size 1
Naga expands fortifications to size 1
Kuantan expands fortifications to size 3
Natori-1 converting to E13A1 Jake
xAK Kimnon Maru arrives at Amoy
xAK Sana Maru arrives at Shanghai
Minesweepers have arrived at Hong Kong and the port is being cleared.
CL Jintsu and friends sink xAP President Madison and AS Holland today near Taytay.
Zamboanga is captured.
Amhipbious landing at Ocean Island and the base falls easily destroying the Australian Heron Det.
Bombing of Singapore continues to prevent fort construction. I'll refrain from posting anything further on Singapaore until my troops are in position to launch an assault.
Kuala Lumpur is captured.
AMc Jarak is sunk at Sabang by G3M2 Nell's based from Kuantan.
Tapul is occupied by the Japanese
Kuantan expands airfield to size 5
xAK Renzan Maru arrives at Hakodate
xAK Rizan Maru arrives at Amoy
xAKL Hokuzan Maru arrives at Cam Ranh Bay
Maizuru 2nd SNLF arrives at Kwajalein Island
II/84th Naval Guard Unit arrives at Saipan
50th JNAF Coy arrives at Tokyo
Japanese sweeps against Rangoon are unopposed.
Chinese defenders at Loyang are being softened up by bombers in preparation for a ground assault.
Hong Kong is cleared of mines. The 38th Division will now redeploy to Sumatra and deal with Palembang.
Amphibious landing at Dadjangas.
Atimonan is occupied by the Japanese
Pilot Yano, S. is reported as having been found
xAK Nishi Maru arrives at Bangkok
xAK Ekkai Maru arrives at Shanghai
28th Mountain Gun Regiment arrives at Harbin
Nothing to report.
SS S-39 sinks xAK Taibun Maru near Cam Ranh Bay. No ASW attack.
Loyang's defenders continue to get pounded by air attack.
Temuloh is captured.
Amphibious landing at Hollandia.
The 1st/101st PA Bn. and 2nd/101st PA Bn. are destoyed near Davao by ground assault.
Dadjangas is captured by the II/81st Naval Guard unit.
Fast Transort landing at Muntok.
Iba is occupied by the Japanese
Ominato expands port to size 6
Bayombong expands fortifications to size 2
Singkawang expands fortifications to size 2
SC Ch 25 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
xAK Taizan Maru arrives at Amoy
Hilo expands airfield to size 2
Bombay expands airfield to size 5
I'm not sure, but I believe this is the first intelligence on Allied expansions of the war.
SS I-160 misses DD Vampire near Waingapoe, but discovers the location of BC Repulse.
SS Tarpon sinks PB Kenkon Maru near Manado.
Two HDML's are sunk at Tarakan by Nell's based at Singkawang.
Moulmein falls easily. Allied troops retreat after suffering 40(11) infantry, 24(25) non-combat and 4(0) engineer squads lost including 4(0) guns and 1(0) AFV's lost totalling 1281 casualties. Japanese suffer a number of diabled squads totalling 73 casualties.
Loyang's defenders are hammered again by air attack prior to the ground assault. Chinese forces are crushed and routed at Loyang. Four Japanese Division's and four Tank Rgt.'s suffer 2(42) infantry, 0(6) non-combat and 0(8) engineer squads lost totalling 634 casualties, while Chinese receive 488(69) infantry, 547(56) non-combat, 44(3) engineer squads lost including 34(6) guns totalling 11316 casualties.
The Gilbert islands:
Amphibious landing at Tabiteuea and the base is captured.
Port Swettenham is captured.
Hollandia is captured.
Cabanatuan is occupied by the Japanese
Chiang Mai expands airfield to size 2
Chumphon expands airfield to size 2
AMC Akagi Maru arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
AS Heian Maru arrives at Kobe
xAP Kachidoki Maru arrives at Shanghai
CA Minneapolis is reported to have been sunk near Starbuck Island on Dec 25, 1941
SS I-160 misses AVP Bellatrix.
Amphibious landing at Kendari.
Lingayen is occupied by the Japanese
Bayombong expands airfield to size 1
Ambon expands fortifications to size 2
Aoba-1 converting to E13A1 Jake
37th JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo
SS Thresher misses DD Kuretake near Kochi.
Fast Transport landing at Jesselton.
Sambas is captured after a DA by the Japanese 124th Inf. Rgt. Another 13(4) infantry, 38(1) non-combat and 3(0) engineer squads are lost including 2(2) guns totalling 675 casualties. No Japanese losses.
Bombing attacks are now focused on Nanyang.
Kendari falls after the first assault by the 20th Inf. Rgt. Japanese suffer a few disabled squads totalling 66 casualties. Allied forces are driven back with 4(3) infantry, 23(2) non-combat and 4(0) engineer squads lost including 1(0) guns and 4(0) AFV's destroyed totalling 486 casualties.
A Japanese SCTF of two CL's and five DD's sinks one enemy PT Boat at Enderbury Island. This TF is clearing the way for the amphibious TF which will arrive in a few days.
Amphibious landing at Baker Island and the base is captured.
The Marshall Islands:
A sighting of an Allied SCTF south of Eniwetok draws the attention of CA Nachi and DD Oboro. French AMC Cap Des Palmes is sunk.
Butuan is occupied by the Japanese
Jehol expands airfield to size 7
Kanhsien expands fortifications to size 1
Paotow expands fortifications to size 2
Nagara-1 converting to E13A1 Jake
xAK Toko Maru arrives at Tokyo
xAK Tozan Maru arrives at Canton
So ends 1941. Japanese forces are moving on all fronts and have suffered negligible losses to date. Allied forces seem reluctant to engage within range of LBA, so I'm advancing quickly now. I admit I've faced little to no opposition yet, but Singapore, Palembang and Java will be another matter. Eight enemy units now located at Palembang will mean a hard fight and risk trashing the industry upon capture.
I'll next post screenshots showing the situation of the major theatres as of Jan. 1/42 and go over the scorecard for the month.