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Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (12/28/2014 1:29:59 AM)

A combined Dutch strike from Ambon breaks through the Claude CAP and repeatedly brackets Ryujo.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batjan at 78,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 5

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 7
B-339D x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 4 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed by flak
B-339D: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo


More get through but go after a DD

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batjan at 78,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 2

Allied aircraft
139WH-3 x 3
B-339D x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Natsushio


The RAAF Hudsons have a go. Again, JJ has taken a chance but escaped. They might have not guessed Ambon was Fortress Ambon.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batjan at 78,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 1

Allied aircraft
B-339D x 2
Hudson I x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo


Afternoon attack on Boise.

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Sorong at 82,107

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 11
B5N1 Kate x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Boise, Bomb hits 2, on fire




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 2:05:18 PM)

Damned sneaky LYBs send their carriers to the south of Java so I send PoW north to intercept suspected SCTF. She runs into this:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Cheribon at 52,100, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Shell hits 2
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 1
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 1
CA Kumano
DD Maikaze
DD Nowaki
DD Arashi, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 1
CL Java
CL Tromp, Shell hits 5, on fire
CL Danae, Shell hits 20, and is sunk
DD Evertsen
DD Van Nes, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Tenedos
DD Express, Shell hits 3, heavy fires






sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 2:06:55 PM)

Then this:


Night Time Surface Combat, near Cheribon at 52,100, Range 11,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
C.XI-W: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Shell hits 2
DD Shikinami
DD Ayanami
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 1
DD Sagiri
DD Yugiri

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 1
CL Java
CL Tromp, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
DD Evertsen, Shell hits 1
DD Van Nes, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Tenedos
DD Express, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage





sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 2:08:10 PM)

Then this:


Day Time Surface Combat, near Semarang at 53,101, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu, Shell hits 2, on fire
CV Soryu, Shell hits 1
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Abukuma
DD Isokaze
DD Amagiri
DD Sazanami
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 4
CL Java, Shell hits 1
DD Evertsen, Shell hits 1




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 2:09:39 PM)

Finally the Crabs get out their luxury pits


Morning Air attack on TF, near Billiton at 53,95

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 2 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 3
B-339D x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya, Torpedo hits 1




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 2:15:24 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Finally the Crabs get out their luxury pits


Morning Air attack on TF, near Billiton at 53,95

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 2 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 3
B-339D x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya, Torpedo hits 1



Wait, wouldn't that be FAA and the Dutch? Are they crabs too? I thought that was just RAF? Nice shooting either way.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 2:27:53 PM)

************Luxury Penthouse, Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki, Dec, 13, 1941(e)*******

FAM: OK, damnit! Where is that damn 4th rotor? Where is the damn cryptanalyst guy that smells bad? And somebody go down to the bar and get me a martini, straight up two olives...and tell him not so damn much vermouth this time...and run back upstairs too..I like those tiny slivers of ice still in the drink. Got it?




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 2:29:14 PM)

Anyone care to guess how much a cocktail was at the Royal Hawaiian in December 1941?




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 2:53:42 PM)

PoW now. Sending her to Batavia to refuel then home to Columbo.



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sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 2:59:09 PM)

Kandy House

LASPLooks damned rough out there. Now, Miss Funnfanny, get me a scotch.




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 3:11:51 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Wait, wouldn't that be FAA and the Dutch? Are they crabs too? I thought that was just RAF? Nice shooting either way.



Strictly speaking FAA would be WAFUs and the Dutch would be dyke diggers.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/2/2015 4:11:11 PM)

"dyke diggers" [:D][:D][:D]




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 12:01:15 AM)

*******************Dec. 14, 1941(e)****************

HMS PoW lives another day. It is confirmed ALSP is a mentalist. [:)]

A tanker or two dispatched into the Java Sea as bait are waxed by carrier bombers but PoW doges the carrier bombers and the Nells at Singkawang, which are paid a visit by B-17's fro Balikpapan.
P-40's and brewsters fly LRCAP over PoW as she moves up the cost.




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 2:38:30 PM)

One of our brave Buffalo drivers posing nonchalantly beside his finely-tuned fighting machine

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sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 2:55:37 PM)

Brave dyke diggers waiting for the LYB horde at Palembang

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Chickenboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 3:09:43 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

Then this:


Day Time Surface Combat, near Semarang at 53,101, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu, Shell hits 2, on fire
CV Soryu, Shell hits 1
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Abukuma
DD Isokaze
DD Amagiri
DD Sazanami
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 4
CL Java, Shell hits 1
DD Evertsen, Shell hits 1



Ack! Too bad this was after running Winchester on the big guns from the other two surface engagements. [:(]




Chickenboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 3:10:01 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Anyone care to guess how much a cocktail was at the Royal Hawaiian in December 1941?


A quarter?




Chickenboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 3:14:25 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

Kandy House

LASPLooks damned rough out there. Now, Miss Funnfanny, get me a scotch.


Miss Funnfanny: Yes sir.



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Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 3:31:43 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

Then this:


Day Time Surface Combat, near Semarang at 53,101, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu, Shell hits 2, on fire
CV Soryu, Shell hits 1
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1, on fire
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Abukuma
DD Isokaze
DD Amagiri
DD Sazanami
DD Ushio

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 4
CL Java, Shell hits 1
DD Evertsen, Shell hits 1



Ack! Too bad this was after running Winchester on the big guns from the other two surface engagements. [:(]


Yes, no kidding. Even so a 15 in round penetrated the "side armor" and was said to have caused "severe engine damage". Maybe that will put her out of the war for a bit.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 3:36:33 PM)

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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Anyone care to guess how much a cocktail was at the Royal Hawaiian in December 1941?


A quarter?



Maybe a bottle of Pabst. If you wanted a cocktail with a fancy umbrella it would set you back 55 cents. [:)]

I read this in the diary of US Army officer who had the good timing to be posted to Luzon in November 1941.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 3:39:53 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Brave dyke diggers waiting for the LYB horde at Palembang

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Those dyke diggers better get some sunscreen. I think they are spending too much time out in the Sumatran sun.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 3:51:05 PM)

New and Improved Britain and environs: JJ landed at Kavieng 2 days ago. The Digger (not the dyke kind, the other kind) company held out for 2 days but was finally pushed back.

USS Penguin, the wood-hulled minesweeper that had escaped from Guam was tasked to sink the Jap transports at Kavieng
but the cowardly Little Yellow Baaahstards ran away...so she was ordered to Rabaul to sink the CL there....and failing
that...the make JJ gun shy. She was sunk, of course, but a RAN surface group with more teeth showed up yesterday. [:)]
The LYB transports were just unloading fish head soup as they had already put SNLF ashore.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 106,125, Range 25,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kashima, Shell hits 9, heavy fires
CL Yubari, Shell hits 7, on fire
DD Oite
DD Hayate, Shell hits 1
PB Fukui Maru
PB Hakkaisan Maru
PB Ikunta Maru, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
PB Kaikei Maru
PB Kaiun Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
PB Nikkai Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire
PB Kosin Maru #3
AV Kamoi
AMC Kinryu Maru
AMC Kongo Maru
xAK Ryunan Maru
xAK Kazan Maru
xAK Eizan Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Yae Maru, Shell hits 1
xAK Daihachikyo Maru
xAK Daijukyo Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
CM Takashima

Allied Ships
CA Canberra, Shell hits 6
CL Perth, Shell hits 1
DD Voyager, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 3:57:37 PM)

LYB escorts put up a pretty good fight. Voyager is hurt badly..but so is Kashima. JJ is still on station. If they don't bug out tonight they will meet a USN/RNZN surface group and the USN carriers (perhaps unspotted) creeping up the Eastern side of the Solomons




witpqs -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 4:00:56 PM)

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ORIGINAL: sprior

Brave dyke diggers waiting for the LYB horde at Palembang

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I don't think they're waiting for JJ; I think they are JJ!




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 4:01:54 PM)

A poorly escorted troop convoy was reported putting men ashore at Madang, New and Improved Guinea. The Seaplane tender William B. Ward was escaping from the PI, but, given that she does have guns, was ordered to visit the LYB at Madang.

Day Time Surface Combat, near Madang at 99,122, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAKL Hitora Maru
xAKL Higari Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
xAKL Genmei Maru, Shell hits 2
xAKL Daitei Maru, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
AVD William B. Preston


That is hardly to cripple the IJN but catching helpless merchies never gets old.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 4:05:57 PM)

A couple of B-17's get off the ground at Port Moresby. Quite a marginal airfield. They try to help out the troops at Rabaul.

Morning Air attack on Maizuru 1st SNLF, at 106,125 (Rabaul)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 1
B-17E Fortress x 1

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


Lark Force holds out a second day...but...not looking too good for tomorrow. If they can hold another day. The bombers from the US carriers can help.

Ground combat at Rabaul (106,125)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3835 troops, 38 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Defending force 3085 troops, 21 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Japanese adjusted assault: 86

Allied adjusted defense: 69

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
227 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
Maizuru 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
B Coy/NG Rifles
Lark Force
Rabaul Base Force




sprior -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 4:22:42 PM)

Their carriers are way out of position tooling around Java. Let's get in a kick in the cobblers and then run away.




Cap Mandrake -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 6:56:10 PM)


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ORIGINAL: sprior

Their carriers are way out of position tooling around Java. Let's get in a kick in the cobblers and then run away.


Yes, quite a good opportunity. I'm guessing "the cobblers" means Rabaul and vicinity, which is very safe because they have no bases and the most opposition we can expect is a CVL.

We can retire to Sydney or Brisbane.




Chickenboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 7:39:07 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

Brave dyke diggers waiting for the LYB horde at Palembang

[image]local://upfiles/6847/F7EFA46A2A8345D3BD6249E155528972.jpg[/image]

I don't think they're waiting for JJ; I think they are JJ!


Shhhh! [:-]

No-ah terr Arried dogs that Parembang "secured" by Arries rike in the pictuh. Won't-ah they be suprised when try to road oir!




Chickenboy -> RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back from Olongapo (1/4/2015 7:39:47 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: sprior

Their carriers are way out of position tooling around Java. Let's get in a kick in the cobblers and then run away.


A kick in the minerals? Is that cricket?




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