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LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 2/28/2007 9:26:43 PM   
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This campaign game will be CHS v2.08 scenario 157(Nik Mod).

SETTINGS:

one day turns
PDU on
Non historical 1st turn
Dec. 7th surprise on
FOW on
Sub Doctrine off
Adv Weather on
Allied damage control on
Very variable replacements


HOUSE RULES:

Allies may only give orders to TFs at sea and Chinese units on 1st turn
ASW TFs limited to 6 ships or less
No sub invasions
Amphibious invasions only allowed within normal range of land bombers or normal range of bombers from CV ghroups of at least 150 AC



THE CENTRAL PACIFIC: SUNDAY DECEMBER 7TH, 1941

The Japanese have apparently launched a carrier air attack at Pearl Harbor and have launched multiple amphibious assaults across the Pacific. Due to serious synch problems our reports from the front appear sketchy and unreliable. Reports indicate Japanese landings at Guam and Wake Island. Initially there was a report of Japanese troops being repulsed at Wake Island but later it was discovered that Japan has indeed captured the island.

Initial reports from Pearl Harbor were way out of synch so an actual damage report was provided by Admiral Kimmel:




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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/1/2007 3:12:19 AM   
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SITUATION REPORT: 12-7-41......CONTINUED


The Allies lose 159 AC today as Japan bombs airfields at Pearl Harbor, Singapore, and Clark Field. 10 Allied ships are sunk on the first day of the war. Due to Japan's complete surface and naval air superiority, Allied high command adopts a surface raider strategy....single ships will be sent out to intercept overeaching Japanese offensive thrusts in an attempt to slow down Japans expansion. CL Dragon is ordered to sail at full speed from Palembang to break up the Japanese assault at Kuching, CL Adelaide is ordered to proceed at full speed to hit the Japanese landing at Rabaul, and CA Pensacola and CA Louisville are ordered to intercept an Japanese convoy that appears to be heading to Tarawa.


SOUTH PACIFIC:

Japan lands troops at Rabaul and another IJN TF approaches Tarawa.

MALAYA:

Japanese troops go ashore at Khota Bharu. Admiral Palliser forms a surface TF around BB PoW and BC Repulse and heads south at full speed to get away from the menacing Nells at Saigon.

BORNEO:

Japanese troops wade ashore at Kuching, Miri and Brunei. Allied retention of Kuching is critical if they are to supply and reinforce Singapore.


PI:

Japan lands at Lingayen, Vigan and Laoag on Luzon. Japanese troops fight their way ashore at Cayagan and Davao on Mindanao. Baby KB sails into the Celebes Sea to intercept Allied shipping fleeing to the south from the PI while 2 powerful IJN surface TFs take up blocking positions just south of Bataan to bottle up Allied shipping in Manila. Allied shipping will attempt to escape by sailing directly west from Bataan and then head around the west coast of Boreno to reach Java.

Here is a screenshot of the action in the SRA:




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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/1/2007 10:49:14 AM   
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SITUATION REPORT: 12-8-41


CENTRAL PACIFIC:

Guam has fallen to Japan as has Wake Island. There was no 2nd day of attacks by KB at Pearl Harbor......KB just seemed to disappear out of the PBY search radius to the SE of Oahu. Possibly Japan is attempting to position KB in between the Hawaiian Islands and the US west coast to interdict convoys. A-29s and Lightening recon AC are staged out to Hawaii to increase the search radius around the islands.

MALAYA:

The IJA 5th and 18th Divisons are unloading at Khota Bharu along with a couple of NLG units.


BORNEO:

Brunei and Miri are captured by Japan but CL Dragon makes it to Kuching in time to interupt the landings there:

Daytime Surface Combat, near Kuching at 26,56

Japanese Ships
AP Katori Maru
AP Mikage Maru #2, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AP Midori Maru, Shell hits 19, on fire, heavy damage
AK Hakushika Maru, Shell hits 2
AK Meiu Maru
AK Hokkai Maru, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
AK Hiyoshi Maru, Shell hits 17, on fire, heavy damage
AK Choko Maru, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Dragon, Shell hits 7

Japanese ground losses:
252 casualties reported


PI:

Allied PT boats are ordered to conduct night attacks against Japanese shipping throughout the PI but the desperate attacks accomplish little other than self sacrifice:

Nightime Surface Combat at 42,52

Japanese Ships
CL Natori
DD Satsuki
DD Minazuki
DD Fumizuki, Shell hits 1
DD Nagatsuki
DD Harukaze
DD Hatakaze

Allied Ships
PT PT-31
PT PT-32
PT PT-33, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT PT-34, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lingayen at 43,50

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
CL Yura
CL Kinu
DD Mikazuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
PT PT-35
PT PT-41, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
PT Q 111
PT Q 112
PT Q 113, Shell hits 14, and is sunk

Night Time Surface Combat, near Lingayen at 43,50

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
CL Yura
CL Kinu
DD Mikazuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
PT PT-35, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
PT Q 111
PT Q 112

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Lingayen at 43,50

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
CL Yura
CL Kinu
DD Mikazuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
PT Q 111, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT Q 112

Night Time Surface Combat, near Lingayen at 43,50

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
CL Yura
CL Kinu
DD Mikazuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
PT Q 112, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Day Time Surface Combat at 44,47

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
CL Yura
CL Kinu
DD Mikazuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
PT MTB 11
PT MTB 12, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
PT MTB 26
PT MTB 27, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Day Time Surface Combat at 44,47

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro
CL Yura
CL Kinu
DD Mikazuki
DD Sawakaze
DD Yukaze

Allied Ships
PT MTB 11, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
PT MTB 26, Shell hits 5, and is sunk


The Japanese deliberate assault at Davao reduces the fortifications:

Ground combat at Davao

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5211 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 212

Defending force 2977 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 86

Japanese max assault: 131 - adjusted assault: 87

Allied max defense: 86 - adjusted defense: 37

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1


Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported

CL Boise escapes from the PI to Java but CA Houston, the flagship of the Asiatic Fleet is sunk by Kate launched torpedoes in the Sulu Sea:











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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/1/2007 5:21:27 PM   
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SITUATION REPORT: 12-9-41


SOUTH PACIFIC:

CL Adelaide intercepts the Japanese TFs unloading at Rabaul:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Rabaul at 62,90

Japanese Ships
CL Kashima, Shell hits 2
MSW Hagoromo Maru
MSW Noshiro Maru #2
MSW Tama Maru No. 2
MSW Tama Maru #2
PG Choan Maru #2, Shell hits 2, on fire
PG Choko Maru #2, Shell hits 1
PG Heijo Maru
PG Keijo Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
PG Nikkai Maru
PG Seikai Maru
PC Toshi Maru #3, Shell hits 2
PC Tama Maru #8
PC Shonon Maru #15
PC Takunan Maru #2, heavy damage
AP Haruna Maru
AP Chichibu Maru
AP Daihachikyo Maru
AP Daijukyo Maru
AP Kaijo Maru #2
AP Katsuragisan Maru
AP Koshu Maru #2
AP Kotobuki Maru #5
AP Kunimitsu Maru
AP Tonei Maru
AK Kowa Maru
AK Tateyama Maru
AK Konsan Maru
AK Taga Maru
AK Amakasu Maru #1
AK Kanayama Maru
AK Korei Maru
AK Tsuneshima Maru

Allied Ships
CL Adelaide, Shell hits 58, on fire

Japan launches a deliberate attack at Rabaul and reduces the fortification level:

Ground combat at Rabaul

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4503 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 191

Defending force 4911 troops, 38 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 33

Japanese max assault: 137 - adjusted assault: 75

Allied max defense: 32 - adjusted defense: 57

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2


Japanese ground losses:
103 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Allied ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Guns lost 7


MALAYA:

48,000 IJA troops have been landed in Khota Bharu and launch a massive attack to take the base:

Ground combat at Kota Bharu

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 48778 troops, 192 guns, 142 vehicles, Assault Value = 1246

Defending force 8593 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 139

Japanese max assault: 2706 - adjusted assault: 1463

Allied max defense: 135 - adjusted defense: 133

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu base !!!



Allied aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 5 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
748 casualties reported
Guns lost 9

Allied ground losses:
488 casualties reported
Guns lost 24

Over 50 Japanese bombers are immediately staged into Khota Bharu so the South China Sea will become a dangerous place for Allied ships to venture in. RAF AC in Singapore will launch an airstrike on the Khota Bharu airfield tomorrow.


BORNEO:

CL Durban strikes the IJN assault TFs offshore at Kuching:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 27,56

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Amagiri, Shell hits 2
DD Ootori, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hayabusa

Allied Ships
CL Durban, Shell hits 8

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 27,56

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage
DD Amagiri, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
DD Ootori, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Hayabusa, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Durban, Shell hits 4

Day Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 27,56

Japanese Ships
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
DD Amagiri, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
DD Ootori, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
DD Hayabusa, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Durban, Shell hits 2, on fire

3 IJN DDs sink immediately. To add insult to injury, IJN troop convoys forced to withdraw yesterday due to the arrival of CL Dragon off Kuching are now hit by Allied warships that happen to pass by as they withdraw from Manila:

Day Time Surface Combat at 27,55

Japanese Ships
AK Hokkai Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Choko Maru, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD John D. Ford

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Day Time Surface Combat at 26,55

Japanese Ships
AK Hokkai Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Choko Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Pope

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Day Time Surface Combat at 27,55

Japanese Ships
AK Hokkai Maru, on fire, heavy damage
AK Choko Maru, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
AVD Childs

The IJN breaks off a surface TF from Khota Bharu made up of at least 3 BBs and 2 CAs and orders them to sail south to Kuching at full speed to punish the insolent Royal Navy.


PI:


IJA forces capture Vigan, Laoag and Legaspi. The Allies reinforced their position in Lingayen and repulse a major Japanese assault with heavy losses to the attackers:

Ground combat at Lingayen

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 35790 troops, 97 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 840

Defending force 21593 troops, 148 guns, 130 vehicles, Assault Value = 613

Japanese max assault: 885 - adjusted assault: 273

Allied max defense: 618 - adjusted defense: 473

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
3046 casualties reported
Guns lost 27

Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Guns lost 8
Vehicles lost 2

IJA troops assault both Cayagan and Davao to reduce the fortifications:

Ground combat at Cagayan

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21376 troops, 71 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 458

Defending force 8029 troops, 82 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 208

Japanese max assault: 447 - adjusted assault: 612

Allied max defense: 170 - adjusted defense: 247

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1


Japanese ground losses:
343 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
3 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Ground combat at Davao

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12706 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 211

Defending force 2912 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 83

Japanese max assault: 217 - adjusted assault: 64

Allied max defense: 82 - adjusted defense: 31

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0


Japanese ground losses:
290 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Guns lost 5


Here is a screenshot of the current situation in the SRA:







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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/1/2007 11:57:00 PM   
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SITUATION REPORT: 12-10-41


PI:

Japan captures Batan Island and Davao today:

Ground combat at Davao

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12374 troops, 47 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 185

Defending force 2810 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 81

Japanese max assault: 183 - adjusted assault: 73

Allied max defense: 80 - adjusted defense: 25

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Davao base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Allied ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Guns lost 5


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

SACORSAIR now has an airfield in the southern PI.


SOUTH CHINA SEA:

The Nells make their presence felt flying from their newly acquired airfields and sink several Allied ships in the South China Sea. Baby KB reverses course fron the Sulu Sea and enters the South China Sea just off the north coast of Borneo in an effort to hunt the Allied shipping fleeing Manila. In so doing, Baby KB escapes a trap set with torpedo bombers on the south side of Borneo and is faced only with a couple of ineffectual Martin attacks:

Day Air attack on TF at 34,55

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 9

Allied aircraft
Brewster 339D x 9
Martin 139 x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Brewster 339D: 1 damaged
Martin 139: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Martin 139 bombing at 6000 feet

Day Air attack on TF at 34,55

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 16

Allied aircraft
Brewster 339D x 9
Martin 139 x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Martin 139: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Zuiho

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Martin 139 bombing at 6000 feet



MALAYA:

After the debacle at Khota Bharu, Commonwealth forces stream south along the Malay peninsula to establish defensive positions in and around Singapore. The RAF throws every level bomber available against the newly acquired Japanese airfield at Khota Bharu but it isnt nearly enough:

Day Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 24,45

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-27 Nate x 14
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 7
Blenheim I x 8
Blenheim IV x 3
Hudson I x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 damaged
Blenheim I: 2 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Runway hits 1


SOUTH PACIFIC:

CL Adelaide retires to the south after engageing the IJN assault force yesterday. Japan launches another deliberate at Rabaul attack to further reduce the fortifications there:

Ground combat at Rabaul

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4664 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 195

Defending force 4590 troops, 24 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Japanese max assault: 138 - adjusted assault: 96

Allied max defense: 26 - adjusted defense: 39

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1


Japanese ground losses:
39 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
141 casualties reported
Guns lost 8

The end is near for Rabaul.


CENTRAL PACIFIC:

AP William Ward Burroughs is sunk by the KB NW of the Hawaiian Islands:

Day Air attack on TF at 109,61

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31
D3A2 Val x 13
B5N2 Kate x 25

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AP William Ward Burrows, Bomb hits 11, Torpedo hits 4,  on fire,  heavy
damage

Im not happy about loosing an AP but at least in this case I can re-establish the position of KB(or at least a portion of it).











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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/2/2007 11:18:59 AM   
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SOUTH PACIFIC:

Rabaul holds out for yet another day against Japanese assault:

Ground combat at Rabaul

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4592 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 194

Defending force 4351 troops, 16 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

Japanese max assault: 134 - adjusted assault: 79

Allied max defense: 26 - adjusted defense: 41

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0


Japanese ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

After an early war Japanese assault is turned back by CA Pensacola and CA Louisville at Tarawa, the Japanese return after the cruisers have left:

Ground combat at Tarawa

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 981 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

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

Japanese max assault: 44 - adjusted assault: 12

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Tarawa base !!!



CHINA:

Japanese troops are stopped cold at Hong Kong:

Ground combat at Hong Kong

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 34765 troops, 176 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 713

Defending force 17505 troops, 124 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 314

Japanese max assault: 773 - adjusted assault: 461

Allied max defense: 329 - adjusted defense: 1192

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 4)


Japanese ground losses:
596 casualties reported
Guns lost 8
Vehicles lost 1

Allied ground losses:
310 casualties reported
Guns lost 13
Vehicles lost 1

It will take Japan awhile to reverse the odds and reduce the fortifications here.


BORNEO:

Kuching is captured in a shock attack:

Ground combat at Kuching

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 9201 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 140

Defending force 2040 troops, 9 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

Japanese max assault: 282 - adjusted assault: 380

Allied max defense: 37 - adjusted defense: 19

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuching base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
231 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Allied ground losses:
1435 casualties reported


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

The heroic efforts of the 2 RN CLs here has only delayed Japan by a couple of days.


MALAYA:

The RAF strikes Khota Bharu airfield again and this time has more effect:

Day Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 24,45

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
Ki-27 Nate x 9
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 12
Blenheim I x 18
Blenheim IV x 8
Hudson I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-51 Sonia: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
Blenheim I: 5 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
60 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 12

5 Sonias are destroyed on the ground.

Japan returns the favor with an airstrike on Alor Star:

Day Air attack on Alor Star , at 24,44

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27 Nate x 35
Ki-30 Ann x 27

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-30 Ann: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged

Allied aircraft losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 17

It appears that the Imperial Guard and friends have just arrived in Alor Star....the other shoe is about to drop in Malaya.


PI:

Japanese attackers are thrown back with heavy losses at Cayagan:

Ground combat at Cagayan

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 21489 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 433

Defending force 8070 troops, 83 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

Japanese max assault: 536 - adjusted assault: 58

Allied max defense: 221 - adjusted defense: 643

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 2)


Japanese ground losses:
1390 casualties reported
Guns lost 18

Allied ground losses:
37 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Allied resupply efforts are continuing through the port of Lucena.

Japanese transports are massing at Davao and Cayagan in anticipation of the next phase of the Japanese offensive......Objective east Borneo, Menado, Amboina or...?

Here is a screenshot of the situation in the PI:




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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/3/2007 4:02:08 AM   
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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/3/2007 4:40:26 AM   
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SITUATION REPORT: DECEMBER 12th-13th, 1941


For the first time in the war, Allied shipping losses to IJN subs has been greater than shipping losses to naval bombers. This may be due to the fact that most of the Allied shipping in the South China Sea has been evacuated or has already been sunk. At any rate the ASW/Sub war has really heated up:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/13/41

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ASW attack at 44,48

Japanese Ships
PG Chohakusan Maru
PG Chiyo Maru
PG Akitsu Maru
PG Kiso Maru
APD Patrol Boat No. 33
APD Patrol Boat No. 32

Allied Ships
SS S-37

Sub attack at 24,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
AK Governor Wood, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

ASW attack at 118,67

Japanese Ships
SS I-175, hits 1

Allied Ships
DMS Perry
DMS Lamberton
DMS Boggs
DMS Trevor
DMS Zane
DMS Hovey

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Sub attack at 118,67

Japanese Ships
SS I-175, hits 1

Allied Ships
DMS Boggs, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Lamberton
DMS Trevor
DMS Zane
DMS Hovey


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ASW attack at 118,67

Japanese Ships
SS I-175, hits 8, on fire

Allied Ships
DMS Lamberton
DMS Trevor
DMS Zane
DMS Hovey

ASW attack at 46,46

Japanese Ships
PC Ch 32
PC Ch 18
PC Ch 17
PC Ch 16
PC Ch 15
PC Ch 14
PC Ch 13
PC Takunan Maru #5
PC Shonan Maru #17

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish, hits 4, on fire

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ASW attack at 24,58

Japanese Ships
SS I-155, hits 1

Allied Ships
MSW Quail

ASW attack at 81,86


Japanese Ships
PC Takunan Maru #7
PC Takunan Maru #6
PC Shonon Maru #11
PC Shonon Maru #10
PC Shonon Maru #3
PC Kyo Maru #7
PC Kyo Maru #6
PC Fumi Maru #3
PG Kaikei Maru

Allied Ships
SS Triton, hits 2

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ASW attack at 46,46

Japanese Ships
PC Ch 32
PC Ch 18
PC Ch 17
PC Ch 16
PC Ch 15
PC Ch 14
PC Ch 13
PC Takunan Maru #5
PC Shonan Maru #17

Allied Ships
SS Spearfish, hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Sub attack near Vigan at 44,49

Japanese Ships
APD Patrol Boat No. 37
PG Myoken Maru
APD Patrol Boat No. 38
APD Patrol Boat No. 36
APD Patrol Boat No. 35
APD Patrol Boat No. 34

Allied Ships
SS Shark

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ASW attack at 24,58

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
MSW Quail

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Sub attack at 131,66

Japanese Ships
SS I-26

Allied Ships
AO Kanawha, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Pelican

Sub attack at 22,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
TK P. P. Buisman, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Sub attack at 22,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
AK Lipis, Shell hits 1

Sub attack at 25,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
AK Compagnia Filipinas, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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ASW attack at 117,76

Japanese Ships
SS I-169, hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Aylwin
DD Allen
DD Chew
DD Ward
DMS Chandler
DMS Wasmuth

Sub attack near Lamon Bay at 44,52

Japanese Ships
DD Shiokaze
DD Suzukaze
DD Umikaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Yamakaze
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Yukikaze

Allied Ships
SS Searaven

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Sub attack at 46,48

Japanese Ships
PG Chohakusan Maru
PG Chiyo Maru
PG Akitsu Maru
PG Kiso Maru
APD Patrol Boat No. 33
APD Patrol Boat No. 32

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

ASW attack at 44,47

Japanese Ships
PG Myoken Maru
APD Patrol Boat No. 38
APD Patrol Boat No. 37
APD Patrol Boat No. 36
APD Patrol Boat No. 35
APD Patrol Boat No. 34

Allied Ships
SS S-38


SOUTH PACIFIC:

Rabaul is finally captured by Japan:

Ground combat at Rabaul

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4565 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

Defending force 4059 troops, 9 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Japanese max assault: 133 - adjusted assault: 90

Allied max defense: 20 - adjusted defense: 25

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Rabaul base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Allied ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

The door to the south Pacific now lies open for Japan.


MALAYA:

The IJA unleases their steamroller on Alor Star:

Ground combat at Alor Star

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26946 troops, 109 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value =
1053

Defending force 2404 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese max assault: 653 - adjusted assault: 350

Allied max defense: 7 - adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 70 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Alor Star base !!!



Allied aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft losses
P-40B Tomahawk: 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
212 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Commonwealth troops are now in headlong retreat towards Singapore.


CHINA:

Japanese troops are thrown back with heavy losses at Canton:

Ground combat at Canton

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36898 troops, 244 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555

Defending force 15886 troops, 87 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 500

Japanese max assault: 606 - adjusted assault: 35

Allied max defense: 512 - adjusted defense: 2105

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
2359 casualties reported
Guns lost 41

Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported

Japan pushes back a Chinese reconnaisance in force at both Sinyang and Hangchow:

Ground combat at Sinyang

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 30706 troops, 142 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 635

Defending force 34984 troops, 170 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 992

Japanese max assault: 692 - adjusted assault: 350

Allied max defense: 966 - adjusted defense: 74

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
723 casualties reported
Guns lost 10

Allied ground losses:
554 casualties reported


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

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Ground combat at Hangchow

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 21073 troops, 110 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 843

Defending force 16135 troops, 91 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 492

Japanese max assault: 469 - adjusted assault: 304

Allied max defense: 482 - adjusted defense: 68

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
304 casualties reported
Guns lost 6
Vehicles lost 2

Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Guns lost 7


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!





PI:

Japanese forces walk into undefended Lamon Bay but are thrown back with great loss at Naga and Cayagan:

Ground combat at Naga

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10793 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 155

Defending force 10349 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 321

Japanese max assault: 155 - adjusted assault: 12

Allied max defense: 337 - adjusted defense: 157

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
930 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Allied ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Ground combat at Cagayan

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18866 troops, 73 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 304

Defending force 7969 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 205

Japanese max assault: 190 - adjusted assault: 3

Allied max defense: 216 - adjusted defense: 376

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 2)


Japanese ground losses:
395 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported


BORNEO:

Allied naval bombers based at Singkawang stage their most successful mission of the war on IJN transports at Kuching:

Day Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 27,56


Allied aircraft
Swordfish x 4
Brewster 339D x 14
Buffalo I x 3
Vildebeest IV x 15
Martin 139 x 7


Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest IV: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
AP Kaiko Maru, Bomb hits 1
AP Hokuhi Maru, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kaika Maru, Torpedo hits 1
AK Mexico Maru
AP Iwaki Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AP Meisho Maru


Baby KB disappeared from our search screens off the north coast of Borneo a couple of days ago but their Claudes and Kates are still flying missions in the South China Sea. It makes me think that the CVLs are hiding in port at Brunei. Almost 40 Dutch and British level and torpedo bombers are staged into Tarakan to strike the port at Brunei....weather permitting.

















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Well lets have a weekly update. I have to hand it to my opponent he is very good at defence. I am stuck in place i do not to be stuck at. Also one ship TH vs 4 DD seems I would get a little better result. However the IJN subs are getting into the act. I want to try and minimize exposure to the fleet and conserve fuel where I can get by with IJA land based air.

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The SUB/ASW war continues unabated:

ASW attack at 55,44

Japanese Ships
DE Patrol Boat No. 46

Allied Ships
SS Seawolf

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ASW attack at 127,69

Japanese Ships
SS I-6, hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Dale
DD Bagley
DD Dewey
DD Tucker
DD Phelps
DD Selfridge

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ASW attack near Cagayan at 43,59

Japanese Ships
DD Yuzuki
DD Kikuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Skipjack

Sub attack at 46,48

Japanese Ships
TK Nissho Maru

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

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Sub attack at 123,72

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
DD Schley
DD Farragut
DD Hull
DD MacDonough

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Sub attack at 22,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-162

Allied Ships
AK Larut, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Sub attack at 18,59

Japanese Ships
SS I-158

Allied Ships
AVD Childs

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Sub attack at 22,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-162

Allied Ships
AK Ethel Edwards, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Sub attack at 24,58

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
AK Mayon, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

ASW attack near Davao at 43,61

Japanese Ships
MSW Wa 10
MSW Wa 14
MSW Wa 19
MSW Tomozono Maru #3
MSW Toroshima Maru

Allied Ships
SS S-40

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ASW attack at 123,72

Japanese Ships
SS I-1

Allied Ships
DD Farragut
DD Hull
DD MacDonough
DD Schley



PI:

Japan invades at Tugugaro and captures Jesselton and San Fernando:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/15/41

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TF 90 troops unloading over beach at Tuguegarao, 45,50


Japanese ground losses:
201 casualties reported

Ground combat at Jesselton

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2811 troops, 67 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

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

Japanese max assault: 44 - adjusted assault: 24

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Jesselton base !!!


MacArthur's army continues to hold strong at Lingayen but the cost is becoming prohibitive:

Naval bombardment of Lingayen, at 43,50

Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Mikazuki
CL Kinu
CL Yura
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Nagato


Allied ground losses:
479 casualties reported
Guns lost 10

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 17
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 5
Port supply hits 5

Day Air attack on 91st Reserve Division, at 43,50

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 44
G4M1 Betty x 47
C5M Babs x 1
Ki-21-II Sally x 14
Ki-46-II Dinah x 1

No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Ground combat at Lingayen

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 44923 troops, 195 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 708

Defending force 18414 troops, 99 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 536

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese max assault: 707 - adjusted assault: 405

Allied max defense: 445 - adjusted defense: 569

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 2)


Japanese ground losses:
1452 casualties reported
Guns lost 15

Allied ground losses:
512 casualties reported
Guns lost 11
Vehicles lost 4




BORNEO:

The Dutch/RAF airstrike on Brunei Port on the 14th nets only a single hit on a CL....Baby KB has evidently slipped away.

Japan captures Jesselton and launches a payback strike on the Allied naval bombers based at Singkawang:

Day Air attack on Singkawang , at 25,56

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G3M Nell x 23

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest IV: 1 destroyed
F.K.51: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8



CHINA/BURMA/INDIA(CBI)

SEAC reinforces their positions at Moulmein and Victoria Point but the Nells try to make them pay for it:

Day Air attack on TF, near Victoria Point at 25,39

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 3

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 damaged


Allied Ships
AK Empire Hunter

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x G3M Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
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Day Air attack on TF, near Moulmein at 30,34

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
AP Montoro, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Another Chinese reconnaisance in force is thrown back at Kaifeng:

Ground combat at Kaifeng

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26948 troops, 126 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 579

Defending force 12733 troops, 51 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 285

Japanese max assault: 630 - adjusted assault: 267

Allied max defense: 265 - adjusted defense: 122

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
222 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
126 casualties reported
Guns lost 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!






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Phil is going so so I need a major push here maybe bring stuff from South to North

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THE AIR WAR:

Captain R. Thomas, commander of the 61st Bombardment Group, touched down his B-17E on the airfield at Brisbane today. The 61st Bombardment Group is the first USAAF heavy bomber formation to have leapfrogged across the Pacific islands from California to Australia. Several more heavy bomber groups are currently staging their way across the Pacific for eventual deployment in Australia , Java and SE Asia.

I havent discussed the air war very much until now.....the Japanese have been conducting aerial bombardments of Clark, Singapore, Lingayen and Hong Kong among other locations on a daily basis. Except for a few naval bombing missions the Allied level bombers have been quiet.

The USAAF withdrew the 4 B-17 groups that began the war in the Philippines to Java for repair, refitting and upgrading to more plentiful airframes. Three of the B-17 groups were upgraded to LB-30s.

I consider the level 4 airfield at Kuching to be one of the most important early war Japanese objectives. Ownership of the airfield at Kuching alllows Japan to not only complete the interdiction of sea lanes into Singapore but it allows them to project their airpower into the Java Sea. Kuching, although captured several days ago by Japan had never been made operational....perhaps SACORSAIR was repairing base damage there.

Now however, the air war is about to heat up dramatically. Reconnasaince today showed the arrival of at least one fighter daitai and 3 bomber daitais in Kuching.

The USAAF heavy bomber groups in Java were made operational today and were ordered to strike Kuching along with every level bomber available to the RAF in the theatre.


MALAYA:

The Japanese juggernaut overruns the Allied garrison at Georgetown:

Ground combat at Georgetown

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 74030 troops, 328 guns, 218 vehicles, Assault Value =
1734

Defending force 2353 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese max assault: 1702 - adjusted assault: 1823

Allied max defense: 31 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 1823 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Georgetown base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
2903 casualties reported
Guns lost 11

Commonwealth troops continue to stream south towards Singapore with high disruption. Allied resupply of Singapore, while very successful so far, is now threatened by the Japanese bombers at Kuching.


PI:

Japan captures Bagio and Butuan.

MacArthur withdraws his army to Clark Field from Lingayen just in time as Japan unleashes a terrific air/sea/land bombardment:

Naval bombardment of Lingayen, at 43,50

Japanese Ships
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
DD Michishio
DD Oshio
DD Asashio
CL Jintsu
CA Atago
CA Takao
BB Haruna
BB Kongo


Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 9
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 5

Naval bombardment of Lingayen, at 43,50

Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Mikazuki
CL Kinu
CL Yura
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Nagato

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 34
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 2

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Day Air attack on 57th PS Regimental Combat Team, at 43,50

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 44
G4M1 Betty x 30
C5M Babs x 1
Ki-21-II Sally x 20
Ki-46-II Dinah x 1

No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
118 casualties reported

Ground combat at Lingayen

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2928 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 652

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


In one of the most audacious Allied naval actions of the war, CL Dragon and CL Durban enter the harbor at Davao by night and catch an IJN escort TF at anchor:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Davao at 43,61

Japanese Ships
APD Patrol Boat No. 32, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
APD Patrol Boat No. 33
PG Akitsu Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
PG Chiyo Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
PG Chohakusan Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
PG Kiso Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Danae
CL Dragon, Shell hits 1






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THE AIR WAR

The USAAF heavy bombers staged into Singapore and raided Kuching along with the RAF bombers but the damage is not as great as I had hoped for:

Day Air attack on Kuching , at 27,56

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
Brewster 339D x 8
Blenheim IV x 23
Hudson I x 8
B-17D Fortress x 9
LB-30 Liberator x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 damaged
G3M Nell: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Brewster 339D: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 1 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 60

Fortunately many more USAAF heavies are on the way.

The Nells at Kuching return the favor and ravage Allied shipping in the Java and South China Seas:

Day Air attack on TF, near Singapore at 22,51

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G3M Nell x 27

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 8
Buffalo I x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 damaged
G3M Nell: 8 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 1 damaged
Buffalo I: 2 destroyed, 10 damaged

Allied Ships
MSW Tanager, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Quail
MSW Maryborough
MSW Goulburn, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PC Raub
MSW Finch

Day Air attack on TF, near Toboali at 21,57

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Manipi, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Day Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 20,55

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 4

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 7
Brewster 339D x 3
P-40B Tomahawk x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 2 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
CW-21B Demon: 1 damaged
Brewster 339D: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Pangkor

Day Air attack on TF, near Muntok at 21,55

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
MSW Banka, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Anglo Indian, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

Day Air attack on TF, near Palembang at 20,55

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G3M Nell x 6

Allied aircraft
CW-21B Demon x 7
Brewster 339D x 3
P-40B Tomahawk x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Brewster 339D: 1 destroyed
P-40B Tomahawk: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
TK Djirak, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
TK Talang Akar, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


CBI:

Japan attacks again at Hong Kong but the defenders seem to be holding fairly well:

Ground combat at Hong Kong

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 33258 troops, 156 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 630

Defending force 16786 troops, 99 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 301

Japanese max assault: 639 - adjusted assault: 506

Allied max defense: 291 - adjusted defense: 985

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
965 casualties reported
Guns lost 12

Allied ground losses:
371 casualties reported
Guns lost 14



PI:

Japanese troops walk into Lingayen after MacArthur evacuates:

Ground combat at Lingayen

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 45421 troops, 221 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value =
662

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

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese max assault: 582 - adjusted assault: 336

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 336 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lingayen base !!!



Allied aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed

A Japanese troop convoy is spotted off Manila heading SE....probable destination Lucena. SACORSAIR is hoping to cut off the Philippino troops defending Naga. The troops in Naga are ordered to fall back on Lucena immediately....lets see if they can cover those 60 mi in time.








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OK I am getting nickled amd dimed here by CL's all games so far. The US ARMY AIRCORPS in SINGAPORE are to be honest a problem and need to be somehow countered which I am working on.

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THE AIR WAR

The USAAF and the RAF work over Kuching for the 2nd day in a row:

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Day Air attack on Kuching , at 27,56


Allied aircraft
F.K.51 x 1
P-40B Tomahawk x 20


No Allied losses

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Day Air attack on Kuching , at 27,56

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Brewster 339D x 9
Blenheim IV x 25
Hudson I x 8
B-17D Fortress x 9
LB-30 Liberator x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 3 destroyed


Japanese ground losses:
181 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 46

Japan returns the favor with airstrikes on Singapore:

Day Air attack on Singapore , at 22,51

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 38

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 5 destroyed, 28 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 13 damaged
P-40B Tomahawk: 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 17

Day Air attack on Singapore , at 22,51

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27 Nate x 23
Ki-48-I Lily x 22

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-I Lily: 7 destroyed, 8 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

It appears as if SACORSAIR has evacuated all the operational aircraft from Kuching. 12 Nells are destroyed today...5 on the ground and 7 in the air.


BORNEO:

Japan captures Sandakan today:

Ground combat at Sandakan

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2472 troops, 61 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

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

Japanese max assault: 35 - adjusted assault: 36

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 36 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sandakan base !!!

A Japanese transport convoy rounds the NE corner of Borneo and heads into the Celebes Sea....destination unknown.



PI:

The Philippino troops in Naga retreat to Lucena just in time as IJA troops walk into Naga:

Ground combat at Naga

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16653 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 379

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

Japanese max assault: 349 - adjusted assault: 610

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 610 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Naga base !!!


Japan also captures Dadjangas but is repulsed at Cayagan:

Ground combat at Cagayan

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 19035 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 304

Defending force 7685 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 194

Japanese max assault: 277 - adjusted assault: 89

Allied max defense: 187 - adjusted defense: 178

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 2)


Japanese ground losses:
492 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Recon shows 51,000 IJA troops in northern Luzon and another 20,000 troops in southern Luzon. SACORSAIR will need to commit at least another divison to break through at Clark or Lucena or even capture Cayagan for that matter.

BABY KB reappears in Philippine waters:

Day Air attack on TF at 35,62

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23
B5N2 Kate x 29

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
AK Bicol, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage





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THE AIR WAR

The Allies continue their aerial bombardment of Kuching:

Day Air attack on Kuching , at 27,56

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Brewster 339D x 8
Blenheim IV x 22
Hudson I x 6
B-17D Fortress x 8
LB-30 Liberator x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 4 destroyed


Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 30

Kuching airfield has now suffered over 50% damage and has been largely abandoned by Japan.

The Japanese aerial response to this is very weak:

Day Air attack on Singapore , at 22,51

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27 Nate x 20
Ki-48-I Lily x 7

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 4
Buffalo I x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-I Lily: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 3 damaged
Buffalo I: 6 damaged


Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1



ASW/SUB WAR

The undersea war rages on unabated:

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR 12/20/41

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Sub attack at 37,56

Japanese Ships
DD Usugumo
DD Shinonome
DD Fubuki
DD Natsushio
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
SS KXVIII

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Sub attack at 23,57

Japanese Ships
SS I-154

Allied Ships
AK Forafric, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

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ASW attack at 133,39

Japanese Ships
SS I-20, hits 1

Allied Ships
PC Sans Peur
DD Gilmer

Sub attack at 22,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-155

Allied Ships
MSW Eland Dubois
MSW Burnie
MSW Maryborough
MSW Abraham Crijnssen
MSW Jan van Amstel
MSW Pieter de Bitter

Sub attack near Lingayen at 43,50

Japanese Ships
DD Samidare
DD Yudachi
DD Harusame
DD Murasame
DD Asagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Natsugumo

Allied Ships
SS S-38

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ASW attack at 22,54

Japanese Ships
SS I-155, hits 1

Allied Ships
MSW Burnie
MSW Maryborough
MSW Eland Dubois
MSW Abraham Crijnssen
MSW Jan van Amstel
MSW Pieter de Bitter

Sub attack at 24,58

Japanese Ships
SS I-164

Allied Ships
AK Federlock, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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Sub attack at 23,58

Japanese Ships
SS I-157

Allied Ships
AK St. Quentin, Torpedo hits 1, on fire


SACORSAIR has developed a "Bermuda Triangle" between Palembang/Singapore/Kuching by stationing 5-6 subs there. These subs have been wreaking havoc with Allied efforts to resupply Singapore. The most prolific of the IJN subs is I-155 stationed 120 miles NE of Palembang in the narrow chokepoint between Singkep and Bangka. I-155 has sunk or damaged over half a dozen Allied ships in the last 3 days despite the presence of multiple Allied ASW TFs and over 60 ASW AC on patrol. After Kuching has been completely neutralized the Allies will send some crack RN DDs on ASW patrol in these dangerous waters.


MALAYA:

75,000 IJA troops roll into Taiping unopposed:

Ground combat at Taiping

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 75848 troops, 327 guns, 230 vehicles, Assault Value =
1756

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

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese max assault: 1761 - adjusted assault: 1167

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 1167 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Taiping base !!!


At great cost in shipping, the Allies have built up over 35,000 supply at Singapore in addition to over 15,000 oil and 15,000 resource points...enough to keep Singapore's HI running for over 50 days. Singapore should remain in full supply until at least March/April 1942.





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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/19/2007 11:44:07 PM   
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SITUATION REPORT: 12-21-42


CBI:

Since the beginning of the war Chinese guerilla units have been operating behind Japanese lines blocking the railroads in an attempt to interupt supply to Japanese frontline cities. Today SACORSAIR started mopping up some of the guerilla units blocking supply to hankow and Sinyang:

Ground combat at 50,35

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6564 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 179

Defending force 882 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Japanese max assault: 164 - adjusted assault: 69

Allied max defense: 32 - adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 34 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
80 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Guns lost 2


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Ground combat at 49,36

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10584 troops, 20 guns, 77 vehicles, Assault Value = 283

Defending force 1088 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Japanese max assault: 287 - adjusted assault: 173

Allied max defense: 41 - adjusted defense: 39

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
110 casualties reported
Guns lost 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

An Allied probe into Yangku is thrown back with heavy losses:

Ground combat at Yangku

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 43480 troops, 229 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 973

Defending force 7462 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 239

Japanese max assault: 1964 - adjusted assault: 1243

Allied max defense: 234 - adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 621 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
293 casualties reported
Guns lost 5
Vehicles lost 1

Allied ground losses:
1174 casualties reported
Guns lost 35


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Another IJA assault just north of Yangku retreats another Chinese formation:

Ground combat at 51,28

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 17175 troops, 92 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 387

Defending force 7345 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 230

Japanese max assault: 774 - adjusted assault: 376

Allied max defense: 227 - adjusted defense: 33

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
563 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

It appears that SACORSAIR has massed over 70,000 IJA troops in and around Yangku....perhaps he is planning an offensive towards Yenen.


PI:

The Allies hold firm on Mindanao:

Ground combat at Cagayan

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18327 troops, 70 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 320

Defending force 7699 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 193

Japanese max assault: 168 - adjusted assault: 32

Allied max defense: 197 - adjusted defense: 1075

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 2)


Japanese ground losses:
985 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Ground combat at Cotabato

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2571 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

Defending force 1660 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

Japanese max assault: 65 - adjusted assault: 59

Allied max defense: 33 - adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

IJA troops invested Clark Field today as the Allies dug in.





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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/22/2007 8:15:01 AM   
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SITUATION REPORT: DECEMBER 22nd-23rd, 1941


THE AIR WAR

After closing down the key Japannese airfield at Kuching, Allied bombers work over the largest Japanese airbase in Malaya......Khota Bharu:

Day Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 24,45

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27 Nate x 17

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 8
Blenheim I x 23
Blenheim IV x 22
Hudson I x 6
B-17D Fortress x 11
B-17E Fortress x 5
LB-30 Liberator x 31

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27 Nate: 3 destroyed, 11 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 4 destroyed
Ki-32 Mary: 3 destroyed
Ki-48-I Lily: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 1 damaged
Blenheim I: 5 damaged
Blenheim IV: 3 damaged
Hudson I: 1 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 6 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
445 casualties reported
Guns lost 6

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 63

Over 20 Japanese AC are destroyed on the ground and Khota Bharu is over 30% damaged.

SACORSAIR tries to return the favor with a strike on Singapore:

Day Air attack on Singapore , at 22,51

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 101

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 6
Buffalo I x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 destroyed, 42 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 3 damaged
Brewster 339D: 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7


CHINA:

SACORSAIR sends a large surface TF to Canton to disrupt the Chinese defenders there:

Naval bombardment of Canton, at 43,41

Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Mikazuki
CL Kinu
CL Yura
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Nagato


Allied ground losses:
545 casualties reported
Guns lost 16

Another deliberate attack is ordered at Hong Kong nut the Brits hold firm:

Ground combat at Hong Kong

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32540 troops, 141 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 602

Defending force 16348 troops, 87 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 291

Japanese max assault: 590 - adjusted assault: 900

Allied max defense: 312 - adjusted defense: 1603

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
532 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Allied ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Guns lost 4


IJA troops continue to fight Chinese guerillas in an attempt to clear the railroads:

Ground combat at 51,33

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6430 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 164

Defending force 889 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32

Japanese max assault: 152 - adjusted assault: 146

Allied max defense: 29 - adjusted defense: 8

Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!


PI:

IJA forces attack again at Cotabato with minimal effect:

Ground combat at Cotabato

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2490 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 142

Defending force 1489 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Japanese max assault: 53 - adjusted assault: 37

Allied max defense: 27 - adjusted defense: 6

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
30 casualties reported

Japan reinforces Cayagan:

Coastal Guns at Cagayan, 43,59, firing at TF 83
TF 83 troops unloading over beach at Cagayan, 43,59


302 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Japanese ground losses:
378 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

SACORSAIR launches his first major assault on Clark Field:

Ground combat at Clark Field

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41651 troops, 212 guns, 60 vehicles, Assault Value =
693

Defending force 33047 troops, 254 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value =
793

Japanese max assault: 659 - adjusted assault: 213

Allied max defense: 839 - adjusted defense: 343

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
1536 casualties reported
Guns lost 16
Vehicles lost 7

Allied ground losses:
750 casualties reported
Guns lost 41
Vehicles lost 2








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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/23/2007 6:46:12 AM   
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SITUATION REPORT: 12-24-41


A stalemate exists in all theatres of the war but one (Malaya) as Christmas Eve arrives in the PTO.


CHINA:

Japan needs at least one more division to capture Hong Kong and 2-3 more divisions to capture Canton. In an effort to break the stalemate SACORSAIR throws almost half of the surface forces of the Combined Fleet in an all out bombardment at Canton:

Naval bombardment of Canton, at 43,41

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
DD Kiji
DD Tsuga
DD Asakaze
DD Nagatsuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Minazuki
CL Kuma
DD Kari
DD Hasu
DD Kuri
DD Hatakaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Harukaze
DD Satsuki
CL Natori
CA Maya


Allied ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

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Naval bombardment of Canton, at 43,41

Japanese Ships
DD Sagiri
DD Ayanami
DD Isonami
DD Shirakumo
CA Chokai


Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Naval bombardment of Canton, at 43,41

Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Mikazuki
CL Kinu
CL Yura
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Nagato


Allied ground losses:
277 casualties reported
Guns lost 5


PI:

Japan needs a couple more divisions to capture Clark Field, Naga or Cayagan. Another IJN bombardment TF arrives to help reduce Cayagan:

Naval bombardment of Cagayan, at 43,59

Japanese Ships
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
DD Michishio
DD Asashio
CL Jintsu
CA Atago
CA Takao
BB Haruna
BB Kongo


Allied ground losses:
225 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 14
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 3

Cotabato will soon fall to Japan but not today:

Ground combat at Cotabato

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5395 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 141

Defending force 1467 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Japanese max assault: 240 - adjusted assault: 255

Allied max defense: 25 - adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 51 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
52 casualties reported



MALAYA:

This theatre is definitely not stalemated. The IJA rolls through Kuala Lumpur today:

Ground combat at Kuala Lumpur

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 76819 troops, 332 guns, 242 vehicles, Assault Value =
1789

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

Japanese max assault: 1721 - adjusted assault: 1131

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 1131 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuala Lumpur base !!!



THE AIR WAR:

Allied heavy bombers work over Khota Bharu again today:

Day Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 24,45

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27 Nate x 27
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 14

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 8
Blenheim I x 21
Blenheim IV x 23
Hudson I x 7
B-17D Fortress x 12
B-17E Fortress x 5
LB-30 Liberator x 26

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27 Nate: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
Ki-43-Ib Oscar: 1 damaged
Ki-51 Sonia: 2 destroyed
Ki-32 Mary: 1 destroyed
Ki-48-I Lily: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
Blenheim I: 13 damaged
Blenheim IV: 5 damaged
Hudson I: 2 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 3 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 23 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
221 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 38

The air war is about to heat up as additional USAAF heavy bomber formations reach the war zones.


CENTRAL PACIFIC:

KB reappears NW of Baker Island to pound the gooney birds on the deserted atoll:

Day Air attack on Baker Island , at 94,96

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5
D3A2 Val x 131
B5N2 Kate x 134

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY Catalina: 1 destroyed

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 10

The weird thing about this was an out of synch replay 2 days ago(every turn in this game is heavily out of synch). In my replay 2 days ago, KB sunk AV Wright which was anchored off Baker. In the host combat report there was no attack on AV Wright and with the warning of KB's whereabouts AV Wright beat a hasty retreat.








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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/24/2007 8:35:18 AM   
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SITUATION REPORT: 12-25-41


THE AIR WAR

USAAF heavy bombers from California stage into Manila and launch a major raid against Formosa:

Day Air attack on Takao , at 47,45

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 2
A6M2 Zero x 16
Ki-27 Nate x 10

Allied aircraft
PBY Catalina x 1
A-29 Hudson x 15
B-17D Fortress x 8
B-17E Fortress x 44

Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude: 2 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed, 11 damaged
Ki-27 Nate: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-48-I Lily: 1 destroyed
Ki-30 Ann: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
A-29 Hudson: 2 destroyed, 8 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 4 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 40 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 13

The damage on Formosa is not as great as was hoped for but it marks the first Allied air attack against Japanese pre-war possessions.



PI:

Cayagan is hit hard by Japanese aerial and naval bombardments but the Philippino 102nd Reserve Division is hanging tough:

Naval bombardment of Cagayan, at 43,59

Japanese Ships
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Arashio
DD Michishio
DD Asashio
CL Jintsu
CA Atago
CA Takao
BB Haruna
BB Kongo


Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 24
Port hits 12
Port fuel hits 6
Port supply hits 6

Day Air attack on 102nd Reserve Division, at 43,59

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 7

No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
15 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing at 6000 feet
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Day Air attack on 102nd Reserve Division, at 43,59

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 31

No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Yet another Japanese assault is ordered at Cotabato:

Ground combat at Cotabato

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 5333 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 141

Defending force 1424 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Japanese max assault: 120 - adjusted assault: 68

Allied max defense: 24 - adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
56 casualties reported

Allied and Japanese forces facing off at Clark Field exchange bombardments:

Ground combat at Clark Field

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 33056 troops, 190 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 631

Defending force 37413 troops, 290 guns, 193 vehicles, Assault Value =
818



Allied ground losses:
492 casualties reported
Guns lost 13
Vehicles lost 1

Ground combat at Clark Field

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 26643 troops, 203 guns, 113 vehicles, Assault Value =
794

Defending force 40583 troops, 194 guns, 55 vehicles, Assault Value =
631


Japanese ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Guns lost 2
Vehicles lost 1



CHINA:

The Combined Fleet once again bombards Canton:

Naval bombardment of Canton, at 43,41

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
DD Kiji
DD Tsuga
DD Asakaze
DD Nagatsuki
DD Fumizuki
DD Minazuki
CL Kuma
DD Kari
DD Hasu
DD Kuri
DD Hatakaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Harukaze
DD Satsuki
CL Natori
CA Maya


Allied ground losses:
72 casualties reported

Naval bombardment of Canton, at 43,41

Japanese Ships
DD Sagiri
DD Ayanami
DD Isonami
DD Shirakumo
CA Chokai

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Naval bombardment of Canton, at 43,41

Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Mikazuki
CL Kinu
CL Yura
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Nagato


Allied ground losses:
161 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

2 Chinese Corps are days away from reinforcing Canton.

Advance elements of 2 Chinese armies enter Ichang and shock attack their way across the river into Kiukiang:

Ground combat at Kiukiang

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8718 troops, 46 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 275

Defending force 8220 troops, 47 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 183

Allied max assault: 260 - adjusted assault: 70

Japanese max defense: 194 - adjusted defense: 127

Allied assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
1248 casualties reported
Guns lost 19

Chinese regular army and guerilla units have isolated a huge salient in central China including the cities of Sinyang, Hankow, Nanchang, Ichang, Anking and Kiukiang.

SACORSAIR continues his offensive in the north to clear out the area surrounding Yangku:

Ground combat at 50,29

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24423 troops, 110 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 569

Defending force 12027 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 367

Japanese max assault: 581 - adjusted assault: 75

Allied max defense: 329 - adjusted defense: 40

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
233 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
97 casualties reported







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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/25/2007 11:20:10 PM   
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Thanks for the comments Yava.


SITUATION REPORT: 12-26-41


THE AIR WAR

RAF and USAAF bombers rebase to Tavoy and Victoria Point to launch an attack on the airfield at Bangkok:

Day Air attack on Bangkok , at 29,39

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Lysander I x 4
Blenheim IV x 9
Hudson I x 6
B-17D Fortress x 9
B-17E Fortress x 3
LB-30 Liberator x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 destroyed
L1N1 Thora: 1 destroyed
Ki-21-II Sally: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 1 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 15

Day Air attack on Bangkok , at 29,39

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 7
Blenheim I x 15
Blenheim IV x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-II Sally: 1 destroyed
G3M Nell: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 damaged
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 10


PI:

This was a very good day for SACORSAIR in Mindanao. The last pocket of Philippino resistance was mopped up at Cotabato:

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Ground combat at Cotabato

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5321 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 141

Defending force 1298 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 19

Japanese max assault: 242 - adjusted assault: 181

Allied max defense: 18 - adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 90 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
4 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
1510 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

After several consecutive days of naval bombardment, the Japanese finally get 1 to 1 odds at Cayagan:

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Ground combat at Cagayan

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 25200 troops, 149 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 369

Defending force 6764 troops, 58 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 167

Japanese max assault: 278 - adjusted assault: 115

Allied max defense: 98 - adjusted defense: 97

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1


Japanese ground losses:
428 casualties reported
Guns lost 5

Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Guns lost 3

Japan hits Lucena with naval and ground bombardment in preparation for their next offensive:

Naval bombardment of Lucena, at 43,53

Japanese Ships
DD Samidare
DD Yudachi
DD Harusame
DD Murasame
DD Asagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Natsugumo
CL Naka


Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported

Runway hits 2
Port fuel hits 1

Ground combat at Lucena

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 18981 troops, 73 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 627

Defending force 10190 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 299



Allied ground losses:
4 casualties reported


CHINA:

Lots of action in China today. The Chinese shock attack into Kaifeng and Kiuliang to reinforce their positions there:

Ground combat at Kaifeng

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 7707 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 238

Defending force 21375 troops, 112 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 435

Allied max assault: 224 - adjusted assault: 0

Japanese max defense: 476 - adjusted defense: 307

Allied assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)



Allied ground losses:
969 casualties reported
Guns lost 13


Ground combat at Kiukiang

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 8002 troops, 51 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 406

Defending force 8159 troops, 46 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 182

Allied max assault: 234 - adjusted assault: 66

Japanese max defense: 192 - adjusted defense: 337

Allied assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
1009 casualties reported
Guns lost 31

Japan launches another assault on Hong Kong:

Ground combat at Hong Kong

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32257 troops, 135 guns, 7 vehicles, Assault Value = 589

Defending force 16036 troops, 78 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 285

Japanese max assault: 564 - adjusted assault: 552

Allied max defense: 303 - adjusted defense: 1318

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
315 casualties reported
Guns lost 4
Vehicles lost 2

Allied ground losses:
519 casualties reported
Guns lost 15

Japanese troops continue to push the Chinese back around Yangku:

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Ground combat at 50,29

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24183 troops, 110 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 555

Defending force 11828 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 358

Japanese max assault: 557 - adjusted assault: 308

Allied max defense: 316 - adjusted defense: 58

Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
117 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
160 casualties reported
Guns lost 1


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!



DEI:

Japan launches their 1st invasion in New Guinea at Hollandia.

Otherwise, all is ominously quiet across the DEI.


MALAYA:

Japanese troops roll into Malacca.

Allied resupply of Singapore continues......there are now more than 40,000 supply, 20,000 resources and 20,000 oil points on hand.


CENTPAC:

The United States has reinforced Midway, Johnston, Palmyra and Canton with infantry and CD units to help protect the sea lanes to Australia.

The first convoys from the West Coast arrive in Honolulu carrying over 200 fighters and bombers. Obsolete B-18 Bolos are being upgraded to B-25s and are staging their way across the Pacific. Seven of the BBs damaged in the Pearl Harbor attack have safely reached California and are now undergoing repairs and upgrades.

AKs and TKs that fled the Philippines at the start of hostilities have sailed all the way across the Pacific and are just now reaching the Hawaiian Islands.







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What? No CAP at Bangkok??

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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/26/2007 4:56:09 PM   
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Thats right No cap at Bangkok You can only protect so much with the range of Allied HB you know

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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/27/2007 8:01:30 AM   
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SITUATION REPORT: 12-27-41


THE AIR WAR


In an act of retribution, Japan hits the airfield at Tavoy hard but the USAAF has just evacuated:

Day Air attack on Tavoy , at 28,37

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 9
Ki-21-II Sally x 20

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 5 damaged
Ki-21-II Sally: 9 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Lysander I: 1 destroyed


Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 15

Day Air attack on Tavoy , at 28,37

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M Nell x 105

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 destroyed

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2


The USAAF heavy bombers rebase to Rangoon and bomb the Japanese airstrip at Raehang:

Day Air attack on Rahaeng , at 31,36

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 6
B-17E Fortress x 7
LB-30 Liberator x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-I Lily: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
LB-30 Liberator: 1 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 15

The RAF continues to work over Bangkok:

Day Air attack on Bangkok , at 29,39

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 12
Blenheim IF x 12
Blenheim I x 11
Blenheim IV x 15
Hudson I x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 destroyed
L1N1 Thora: 2 destroyed
Ki-15 Babs: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 1 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Hudson I: 4 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
76 casualties reported

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 26

24 Japanese aircraft are destroyed today vs 8 Allied AC. In the first 3 weeks of the war Japan has lost 316 AC vs Allied losses of 300 AC(159 of those were lost on Dec. 7th).



PI:

After a final aerial bombardment Japan forces the beleagured Philippino 102nd Reserve Division to surrender at Cayagan:

Day Air attack on 102nd Reserve Division, at 43,59

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged


Allied ground losses:
19 casualties reported

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing at 6000 feet
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Day Air attack on 102nd Reserve Division, at 43,59

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 26

No Japanese losses


Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported

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Ground combat at Cagayan

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 24043 troops, 136 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 301

Defending force 6607 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 158

Japanese max assault: 260 - adjusted assault: 146

Allied max defense: 85 - adjusted defense: 28

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cagayan base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
123 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
9531 casualties reported
Guns lost 53

Japan now has a level 4 airbase in the PI and has completely secured Mindanao. The IJA 16th Infantry Division and 4 SNLF units are now freed up for offensive actions elsewhere....probably to reinforce Luzon.



DEI:

With the Nells preoccupied with bombing Allied airbases, the Allies are able to commit surface forces to the South China Sea. Destroyer Divison 58, a collection of old 4 stacker DDs had been on ASW duty off the Sumatran coast but is now ordered to excecute a daring nightime raid on IJN transports anchored off Kuching:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 27,56

Japanese Ships
MSW W.13
MSW W.14
MSW W.15
AP Hanakawa Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
AP Jinsan Maru, Shell hits 7
AP Ozan Maru
AP Tsutsukami Maru
AP Waura Maru, Shell hits 1
AK Fuki Maru
AK Tairyu Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Udo Maru
AK Chikuzan Maru

Allied Ships
DD Alden
DD Edsall, Shell hits 2
DD John D. Edwards
DD Parrott
DD Pope
DD Stewart

Japanese ground losses:
379 casualties reported
Guns lost 5






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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/28/2007 8:26:43 AM   
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SITUATION REPORT: 12-28-41


CHINA:

Hoping to break the stalemate at Hong Kong, SACORSAIR commits the Combined Fleet to bombard the defenders:

Naval bombardment of Hong Kong, at 43,42 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

133 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kiji, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Tsuga, Shell hits 2
DD Asakaze
DD Nagatsuki, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Fumizuki, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Minazuki, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Kuma, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Kari, Shell hits 9, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hasu, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
DD Kuri
DD Hatakaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Matsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Harukaze, Shell hits 9, on fire, heavy damage
DD Satsuki
CL Natori
CA Maya, Shell hits 1


Allied ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Runway hits 3
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

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Naval bombardment of Hong Kong, at 43,42 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

37 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Japanese Ships
DD Yukaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Sawakaze
DD Mikazuki, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
CL Kinu
CL Yura, Shell hits 3
BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 1
BB Fuso
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
BB Nagato


Allied ground losses:
592 casualties reported
Guns lost 9

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 19
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 8

CA Ashigara is sunk by 9.2" gunfire.


DEI:

After attacking the IJN transport TF at Kuching yesterday with old USN DDs, the Allies commit naval air and PTs to finish off the transports:

Day Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 27,56


Allied aircraft
Vildebeest IV x 19
Martin 139 x 3


Allied aircraft losses
Vildebeest IV: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
AP Ozan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AP Waura Maru
AK Udo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
MSW W.13, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AP Tsutsukami Maru, Torpedo hits 1
AP Hanakawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported

Day Air attack on TF, near Kuching at 27,56


Allied aircraft
Vildebeest IV x 14


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
MSW W.14
AK Chikuzan Maru
AP Tsutsukami Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Udo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese ground losses:
60 casualties reported
Guns lost 2


Day Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 27,56

Japanese Ships
MSW W.13, on fire, heavy damage
MSW W.14
MSW W.15
AP Hanakawa Maru, on fire
AP Jinsan Maru
AP Ozan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AP Waura Maru
AK Fuki Maru, on fire, heavy damage
AK Udo Maru, on fire, heavy damage
AK Chikuzan Maru

Allied Ships
PT TM-4
PT TM-5
PT TM-6, Shell hits 1
PT TM-7
PT TM-8
PT TM-9, Shell hits 1

This is the first time in the war that Allied PTs accomplished more than provide target practice.


PI:

RAF and Dutch torpedo planes stage to the PI and manage to put a fish in a BB:

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Day Air attack on TF, near Masbate Island at 44,55


Allied aircraft
Swordfish x 9
T.IVa x 6


Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish: 7 damaged
T.IVa: 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
BB Kongo


Day Air attack on TF, near Masbate Island at 44,55


Allied aircraft
Swordfish x 2
T.IVa x 2


Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish: 2 damaged
T.IVa: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Torpedo hits 1, on fire


FORTRESS MANILA

MacArthur's troops had been holding firm at both Clark Field and Lucena but the presence of several IJA LCUs at Limon Bay threatened to cut off their escape route to Manila. The Allies attempted to withdraw today to Manila but SACORSAIR launched twin assaults that roughed up the Allied rear guard:

Ground combat at Clark Field

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 67513 troops, 361 guns, 137 vehicles, Assault Value =
1389

Defending force 2774 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese max assault: 1316 - adjusted assault: 919

Allied max defense: 60 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 919 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Clark Field base !!!



Allied aircraft
no flights


Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 1 destroyed
P-40B Tomahawk: 1 destroyed
P-26A: 1 destroyed

Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
794 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

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Ground combat at Lucena

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 27381 troops, 124 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 638

Defending force 4268 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Japanese max assault: 560 - adjusted assault: 367

Allied max defense: 109 - adjusted defense: 18

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Lucena base !!!


Japanese ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Allied ground losses:
600 casualties reported
Guns lost 13


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

In just a couple of days the Allies have been wiped out in Mindanao and have been forced back to their final defensive positions at Corregidor and Manila in Luzon. The strategic situation in the Philippines has deteriorated dramatically for the Allies.





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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/28/2007 5:03:46 PM   
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Seems that PI is going to be overrun in a matter of days... hopefully some Air Units will be saved

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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 3/30/2007 8:23:00 AM   
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Yava.....no worries about Fortress Manila...it should hold out at least into February 1942. The main issue with the early withdrawal fom Clark Field and Lucena was the loss of over 10,000 supply that was left behind.


SITUATION REPORT: 12-30-41

The last couple of days have been very quiet as evidenced by the fact that the busiest command has been SOPAC.


SRA:

The Allies went to the well one time too many at Kuching as surface raider CL Dauntless is lost to an IJN surface TF:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Kuching at 27,56

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
CL Sendai
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
DD Amatsukaze
DD Hatsuyuki
DD Uranami
DD Shikinami
DD Wakatake
DD Kuretake
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
CL Dauntless, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

RAF bombers take a break from bombing airfields to work over a transport TF off Khota Bharu:

Day Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 24,45


Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 13
Blenheim IV x 11
Hudson I x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AK Uyo Maru
AK Azuchisan Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Matsutan Maru
AK Okuni Maru
AK Nikkyu Maru
AK Yagi Maru
AK Naruto Maru, Bomb hits 1
AK Hachirogata Maru
AK Nittatsu Maru

Day Air attack on TF, near Kota Bharu at 24,45


Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 3
Blenheim I x 9
Blenheim IV x 11
Hudson I x 5


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AK Nikkyu Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Naruto Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AK Hachirogata Maru
AK Yahiko Maru, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
AK Fukuyo Maru
AK Tatebu Maru
AK Uyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Nittei Maru


SOPAC:

Japanese bombers at Rabaul launch their first strike on Port Moresby:

Day Air attack on Port Moresby , at 54,93

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 21
G4M1 Betty x 21

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 6 damaged

Allied aircraft losses

Runway hits 2

Allied recon reports the presence of capital ships in harbor at Rabaul for the first time so evidently things are heating up in this theatre.

CL Trenton runs into IJN warships just off the coast of Tahiti:

Night Time Surface Combat at 110,130

Japanese Ships
PG Aikoku Maru, Shell hits 3
PG Hokoku Maru

Allied Ships
CL Trenton

Day Time Surface Combat at 110,130

Japanese Ships
PG Aikoku Maru, Shell hits 9, on fire
PG Hokoku Maru, Shell hits 9, on fire

Allied Ships
CL Trenton, Shell hits 2


SS Tambor spots KB and reports their position back to Pearl Harbor:

Sub attack at 78,84

Japanese Ships
DD Arare
DD Kasumi
DD Tanikaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Urakaze
DD Shiranuhi
DD Isokaze
DD Kagero
DD Akigumo
CA Chikuma
CV Kaga

Allied Ships
SS Tambor, hits 1





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THE AIR WAR

The New Years brings in some good weather for the first time in 4 days and the Allied bomber commands go back to work. The largest USAAF airstrike so far in the war pounds the main Japanese aerodrome in Malaya at Khota Bharu:

Day Air attack on Kota Bharu , at 24,45

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27 Nate x 15

Allied aircraft
Brewster 339D x 3
Buffalo I x 8
A-29 Hudson x 26
B-17D Fortress x 9
B-17E Fortress x 52

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-27 Nate: 3 destroyed, 9 damaged
Ki-48-I Lily: 4 destroyed
Ki-51 Sonia: 5 destroyed
Ki-32 Mary: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Brewster 339D: 1 damaged
Buffalo I: 4 damaged
A-29 Hudson: 2 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
598 casualties reported
Guns lost 7

Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 93


The RAF continues to work over Bangkok:

Day Air attack on Bangkok , at 29,39

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 6
Blenheim IV x 6
Hudson I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Day Air attack on Bangkok , at 29,39

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2
Blenheim IF x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-II Sally: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 3 damaged

Runway hits 5


Meanwhile the Japanese answer back with another airstrike on Port Moresby:

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Day Air attack on Port Moresby , at 54,93

Japanese aircraft
G3M Nell x 8
G4M1 Betty x 14

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M Nell: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 2



DEI:

British and Dutch torpedo bombers catch Baby KB refueling at Brunei and put a fish in CVL Zuiho:

Day Air attack on TF, near Brunei at 33,56

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 2

Allied aircraft
Swordfish x 8
T.IVa x 6
A-24 Dauntless x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Swordfish: 4 damaged
T.IVa: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
A-24 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CVL Zuiho, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Nachi


Dutch Martin 139s catch a transport TF north of Borneo:

Day Air attack on TF at 31,55


Allied aircraft
Brewster 339D x 4
Martin 139 x 3
P-40E Warhawk x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AK Manko Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire


Aitape on New Guinea falls to Japan.



MALAYA:

RAF bombers catch IJN transports off Malaya:

Day Air attack on TF at 29,42


Allied aircraft
Blenheim I x 6
Blenheim IV x 4


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Hokaze
AK San Francisco Maru

Day Air attack on TF at 28,46


Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 8


No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
AK Yahiko Maru, heavy damage
AK Uyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage


Japan captures deserted Kuantan and advance elements of Yamashita's army enter Johore Bharu:

Ground combat at Kuantan

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18888 troops, 89 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 360

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

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1

Japanese max assault: 329 - adjusted assault: 145

Allied max defense: 0 - adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 145 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kuantan base !!!



CHINA:

SACORSAIR continues his offensive west of Yangku:

Ground combat at 50,29

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24405 troops, 104 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 562

Defending force 5826 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 131

Japanese max assault: 565 - adjusted assault: 705

Allied max defense: 131 - adjusted defense: 24

Japanese assault odds: 29 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Allied ground losses:
379 casualties reported
Guns lost 3


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

The Chinese corps retreat into Yenan and it appears that 2 more Chinese corps are now isolated east of Yangku.


Japanese troops successfully expel the Chinese from Anking:

Ground combat at Anking

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 20530 troops, 106 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 472

Defending force 5714 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 85

Japanese max assault: 514 - adjusted assault: 241

Allied max defense: 69 - adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 48 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
142 casualties reported
Guns lost 4

Allied ground losses:
132 casualties reported


Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

However the Japanese attempt to clear out Kiukiang is a failure:

Ground combat at Kiukiang

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8285 troops, 45 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 191

Defending force 13666 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 316

Japanese max assault: 198 - adjusted assault: 53

Allied max defense: 314 - adjusted defense: 226

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1


Japanese ground losses:
343 casualties reported
Guns lost 2

Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

Now almost 70,000 IJA forces are surrounded in Nanchang:

Ground combat at Nanchang

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 36808 troops, 177 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value =
1459

Defending force 113765 troops, 501 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value =
2668



Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported


Another Japanese assault at Hong Kong is easily thrown back:

Ground combat at Hong Kong

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 30672 troops, 125 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 511

Defending force 14022 troops, 38 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 247

Japanese max assault: 209 - adjusted assault: 84

Allied max defense: 203 - adjusted defense: 586

Japanese assault odds: 0 to 1 (fort level 3)


Japanese ground losses:
560 casualties reported

Allied ground losses:
82 casualties reported
Guns lost 1

The arrival of 2 new corps in Canton gives the Chinese almost a 2:1 advantage there:

Ground combat at Canton

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 32563 troops, 221 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 556

Defending force 54427 troops, 255 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value =
1539



Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported





















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RE: LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA: SACORSAIR(J)vsSPRUANCE(A) - 4/1/2007 1:33:38 PM   
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Situation in China is stable from what I see, would be sad however to lose some northern bases to the Japs. Good move with surrounding those unith in Nanchang, this keeps him busy in the south.

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