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August 20, 1945 Teloekbetoeng
17th Reserve Coastal Artillery Regiment is located at Niigata.
5th AF Construction Battalion is located at Singapore.
108th Division is located at Harbin.
2nd Area Army is located at Bandoeng.
4th Mortar Battalion is located at Canton.
15th Mixed Brigade is located at Hong Kong.
10th Mortar Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
23rd Army is planning for an attack on Kweiyang.
Maizuru Fortress is located at Maizuru.
6th Mongolian Cavalry Division is located at Linhsi.
25th Division is located at Harbin.
10th Construction Battalion is planning for an attack on Tsitsihar.
24749 men are based at Kanazawa.
46659 men are based at Arshaan.
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Saigon 3 X AP, 1 LCU 5480/26/0
A Coronado spotted the BB Hyuga about 289 miles SE of Etorofo Jima.
A Coronado attacked a sub at Ominato and claimed a hit.
Allied troops continued unloading over beach at Teloekbetoeng taking extremely heavy casualties. The unloading Allied ships were attacked by 29 X Judy, 2 X Grace, 21 X Frances, 2 X Sally, 3 X Lily, 2 X Helen, 2 X Peggy, 8 X George and 8 X Tony. 8 X Hellcat II and 8 X Corsair IV managed to catch up to the Japanese planes and 29 X Judy, 6 X Frances (3 damaged), 2 X Sally, 1 X Lily, 2 X Helen, 2 X Peggy, 5 X George and 7 X Tony were shot down by the fighters and the AA fire. A Frances was also damaged in the mayhem. 2 Hellcats were damaged and the Allied ships paid a price today.
AK Empire Activity 1 Kamikaze hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Mabella 1 Kamikaze hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Empire Conrad 1 Kamikaze hit, on fire
AK Empire Concave 1 Kamikaze hit, on fire
AP Empire Wansbeck 4 Kamikaze hits, on fire, heavy damage
Before the AA guns had a chance to cool 3 Lilys arrived and 8 X Hellcat II, 19 X Corsair IV and 4 X Firefly downed 2 of them and the survivor made it into the clouds and ran for home. The Allied troops assaulted the base and took it against virtually no opposition.
Above the crossroads the Japanese came looking for trouble with 16 X Zeke, 18 X Nick and 8 X Tony. They found it in the shape of 13 X P-40N and the furball was on. A Zeke, 3 Nicks and 7 Tonys were shot down and the Chinese lost 6 Warhawks and had another damaged.
Nagasaki was attacked by 45 X B-29 (4 damaged), 91 X B-24J (8 damaged) and 24 X P-51D. The Mustangs splashed 3 of the 5 Franks that were on patrol in the area and the bombers hit their targets for light damage to the heavy industry, heavy port damage, a large number of secondary explosions were reported, many of which were fuel, casualties were placed at moderate and ships in the port were hit.
AK Dowa Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Otori Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Hsing Yun Maru 6 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Ryuyu Maru 6 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Minto Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Namba Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kyuma Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Daia Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Horaizan Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
TK Sarawak Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Tatsubato Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Rizan Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Ayatosan Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Maruko Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire
AK Daikyu Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Hatsukari Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Joosan Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Teiyu Maru 2 bomb hits, heavy damage
Rahaeng was raided by 2 Bettys, 1 of which was shot down by the 10 X Spitfire VIIIs present. A Spit was damaged and no bombs found their target.
Gili Gili had it's airfield lightly damaged and there were negligible personnel losses. The South Seas Det. was hit for heavy casualties by Allied aircraft. The IJA 21st Division was jumped by planes who missed the mark.
Near Toyohara the IJA Karafuto Mixed Brigade was attacked by Allied planes twice and the unit absorbed moderate casualties. Allied artillery caused moderate Japanese troop losses.
Near Lamon Bay the IJA 32nd Ind. Mixed Brigade was bombed 3 times and had very heavy losses. The IJA 105th Division had heavy casualties from 3 air attacks. The IJA 61st Ind. Mixed Brigade was jumped twice and took heavy losses from the marauding Allied planes. The Allied forces attacked the Japanese and squeezed them into a smaller area. Both sides took extremely heavy casualties.
23 miles W of the crossroads the 16th Chinese Corps was hit by 24 X Judy and 3 X Tony for moderate losses.
Shanghai was hit by 103 X B-25J and 107 X P-38J and the 2 Georges aloft tried to run, but the Lightnings nailed 1 of them. The AA fire damaged 10 of the Mitchells and the Allied bombers dished out heavy port damage, some secondary explosions were observed and the MLE Shinfuku Maru ate 6 bomb hits and was burning and heavily damaged.
Wenchow had it's port struck by 44 X B-25J and 24 X P-38J. The flak damaged 3 Mitchells who failed to damage the facilities, but did cause some secondary explosions and the AP Zyuyo Maru was hit by 3 bombs for heavy damage and fires.
The SS Clamagore, 92 miles NW of Kuching, hit an AE with 2 torpedoes that caused heavy damage and fires to erupt.
With the spotting of the IJN BB lurking in the Kurile area the USN is scrambling to put together a fleet to try and catch it. The biggest problem is recalling the ships already at sea so that they can refuel. Subs have been dispatched to try and intercept the IJN ships if they attempt to return to port.
Jay noticed a reflection of himself and he was shocked to see what he looked like. All of the guys look like they are off somewhere a million miles away and are so tired. He never considered that he would look like that too. Today his company pushed forward once again and again they ran into heavy small arms fire. They took some casualties and they actually captured a wounded Japanese soldier. The Jap was in pretty bad shape or he would've managed to kill himself rather than be taken. Jay thinks that it's funny that in order to survive you have to get wounded. He's convinced that everybody will be dead or sent home with wounds.
Stick is bored to death and the only thing keeping him going is his love of flying and the CAPs that he gets to fly.
The Lucky 11 have discussed the situation and they all agree that despite the Army Air Corps being run by a pack of incompetent fools they have a job to do in this war and they'll do it. They're not happy with the way things are, but they have a grim determination to carry on despite lousy circumstances so that they can go home.
Sam still can't get anything out of anybody and his outfit remains on Tori Shima.
Victory Points Allied 98538 (17478 Strategic) Japanese 45250
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