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RE: More Scuttlebutt - 1/9/2014 11:25:17 PM   
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Due to work going on at my home I've got limited access to my office for a while and wifi is less than optimal so new entries to the AAR will probably be not as regualr as we'd like. Sorry.

October 9, 1945 Saipan

Intel

11th Air Fleet is planning for an attack on Davao.
19375 men are based at Tinian.
Hoyo Fortress is located at Osumi.
23rd Engineer Regiment is located at Inch'on.
South Seas Det. is located at Gili Gili.
Southwest Fleet is located at Singapore.
58th Construction Battalion is located at Takamatsu.
109th Division is located at Alor Star.
46th Construction Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
2nd Hvy Gun Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
51st Heavy AA Battalion is located at Soerabaja.
64th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Kadina.
114th IJA Base Force is located at Yenen.

Recon

PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Sapporo 65 bombers, 17 aux, 7 LCUs 34320/377/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Hsinyang 3 LCUs 18920/241/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Victoria Point 7 LCUs 22520/110/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tarakan 2 LCUs 9380/107/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Malang 17 fighters, 39 bombers, 24 aux, 8 LCUs 15120/71/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Raba vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Naha 12 LCUs 82860/887/14
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Kanazawa 4 LCUs 9340/93/4
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Palembang 1 X CA, 1 X AP, 6 fighters, 5 aux, 7 LCUs 32820/291/0

Combat

A PBM reported that it spotted, attacked and hit a ship in Tokyo Bay. The type of vessel wasn't included in the transmission.

Padang was awakened by the growing drone of 9 Helens that grew into a roar as they passed over the airstrip. The AA defenses managed to damage 2 Helens and they dropped their loads way off target and headed home with 5 Mosquito FB.VI giving futile pursuit.

At Malang the Japanese artillery was busy firing at the unloading Allied ships.
DMS Elliot 6 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
DE Melvin R. Nawman 8 shell hits, on fire, later scuttled by her crew
DE Cecil J. Doyle 6 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Goodhue 3 shell hits
DE Heyliger 3 shell hits, on fire
AP Pitt 1 shell hit
AP Tazewell 3 shell hits
DE Ulvert M. Moore 3 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Haskell 4 shell hits, on fire
AP Laurens 3 shell hits, on fire
AP Oxford 1 shell hit
AP Latimer 7 shell hits
AP Lamar 3 shell hits
AP Hendry 2 shell hits, on fire
AP St. Mary's 4 shell hits, on fire
AP LaGrange 2 shell hits
The troops going ashore took extremely heavy casualties and the Japanese had extremely light losses.

Marine Raiders unloading over beach at Maumere took moderate casualties.

32 miles NE of Singkawang the SS Haddo unsuccessfully attacked a pair of TKs and their escorts, 1 PG and 2 PCs. The sub was then located and given the most horrible attack resulting in her demise.

Nagasaki was attacked by 59 X B-24J and 21 X P-51D who fended off 1 Nick and 11 Franks. 6 of the Franks were splashed and a Mustang was damaged. The bombers had 13 planes damaged by the flak as they struck the port for light damage, some secondary explosions were seen and the ships in the harbor were showered with bombs.
TK Sarawak Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Ryuyu Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Ayatosan Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Daikyu Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Horaizan Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Joosan Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Maruko Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Teiyu Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
Another strike consisting of 48 X B-29 (3 damaged) and 71 X P-38J arrived later on and a Nick and a Frank were both shot down. The heavy industry sustained moderate damage.

Kitakyushu's defenses were caught napping as 171 X B-29 appeared, dropped their loads and departed before any kind of reaction by the Japanese could be effected. The heavy industry took heavy damage.

Tokyo was swept by 135 X P-51D who sliced into a gaggle of 3 X Reppu, 13 X Shinden, 90 X Frank and 15 X Tony. 22 Mustangs were lost and 5 were damaged while the Japanese had 3 Reppus, 9 Shindens, 83 Franks and 15 Tonys destroyed.

Bangkok was raided by 144 X Liberator VI (17 damaged) resulting in heavy airfield damage, a very large number of secondary explosions were claimed and casualties were very heavy.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division had extremely light losses from an air strike.

At Naha the IJA 47th Division was struck by Allied aircraft for moderate casualties and 4 A-26Bs were damaged.

Hong Kong was hit by Allied planes for moderate port damage, many secondary explosions, some of which were fuel tanks, and light personnel losses. 6 Mitchells and 3 Invaders took damage in the attack.

Palembang had 4 Franks and a Tony up when 28 X Mosquito FB.VI (1 damaged), 46 X Thunderbolt II, 10 X P-47D and 7 X Spitfire VIII arrived. All of the Japanese fighters were downed and the airstrip was very lightly damaged, a secondary explosion was seen and casualties were very light.

Soerabaja was struck by 51 X SB2C Helldiver (2 downed, 7 damaged), 27 X TBF (3 damaged), 60 X TBM (13 damaged), 40 X F6F, 14 X FM-2 and 38 X F4F-4. The 2 Tonys in the air were quickly dealt with. The airfield was moderately damaged, there were a few secondary explosions, 1 X Tony, 3 X Zero, 5 X Grace, 8 X Judy, 4 X Peggy, 5 X Frances, 2 X Betty and 2 X Lily were destroyed and troop losses were placed at light.

97 miles N of Chungking, above the 89th Chinese Corps, a Dinah was jumped by roving P-40N and downed.

At Kweiyang the Japanese had very light casualties from the Chinese artillery.

Scuttlebutt has it that an operation is going to be launched soon and it will allow the B-29s to be based on Japan's doorstep. The Lucky 11 have wondered if they would have to fly from Saipan to Japan forever and now they have hope that answer promising a better chance of survival beckons. Gil retires for the night feeling a little more positive even if the news was only rumors. He falls asleep dream of home.

PM Curtin stares out of the window, crushing the piece of paper in his hand. “I thought that this would go a bit better than it is.” The US has provided shipping, but the ground force is made up of Aussies and he had been afraid that to many boys are being killed. “I'd have thought that the Japanese would have given up the pointless fight by now.”

Victory Points Allied 108735 (22046 Strategic) Japanese 46790


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RE: More Scuttlebutt - 1/10/2014 10:48:04 PM   
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Due to work going on in my home that is limiting the time I have for doing turns the AAR is suffering. My wifi is also having issues so I'm offering the facts without any storyline to keep things moving. I have impending surgery and that will stall my offerings for a while so here's what I've got.

October 10, 1945 Malang

Intel


296261 men are based at Osaka/Kobe.
53762 men are based at Krung Thep.
48th Construction Battalion is located at Kratie.
202nd Division is located at Gumma.
3rd AA Regiment is located at Tokyo.
40th Division is located at Soochow.
21st Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Lunga.
103rd IJA Base Force is planning for an attack on Hailar.
355th Division is located at Hamamatsu.
256178 men are based at Changkufeng.
15th AA Regiment is located at Sapporo.
3rd Reserve AA Regiment is located at Matsue.
6th Division is located at Hong Kong.
36th Construction Battalion is located at Georgetown.
Home Defense Force is located at Tokyo.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Tokyo 13 X AP, 6 X AK, 9 X TK, 1 X SS, 6 X DE, 71 LCUs
PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Sapporo 29 bombers, 8 aux, 7 LCUs 46580/516/0
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 87 fighters, 83 bombers, 1 LCU 6380/0/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tarakan 2 LCUs 8800/102/0
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Djokjakarta vacant
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Soerabaja 1 fighter, 4 bombers, 7 LCUs, 13140/24/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Raba vacant
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Hsinyang 3 LCUs 18720/244/0

Combat


A PB2Y spotted a PC near Ominato and claimed a hit that sank the craft.

At Malang the Japanese gunners continued to do their deadly work.
AP Montrose 1 shell hit, on fire
AP Tazewell 4 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Sarasota 1 shell hit, on fire
AP Olmsted 1 shell hit
AK Empire Carpenter 6 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
DE Ramsden 4 shell hits, on fire
Allied troops suffered very heavy casualties. The unloading Allied ships were suddenly attacked by 5 X Judy, 9 X Grace, 3 X Betty, 14 X Peggy, 8 X Zero and 4 X Oscar. 32 X F6F, 17 X FM-2 and 54 X F4F-4 swung into action and splashed all of the Japanese planes except for an extremely lucky Betty. 2 Hellcats were damaged in the furball and the ships were untouched. Later 6 X Bettys made the attempt on the ships only to suffer the loss of 5 planes at the hands of the ruthless CAP. A little while later 2 X Betty and 6 X Peggy gave it a go and were destroyed. 2 F4F-4s and 3 Hellcats were damaged in the fight. The Japanese artillery barrages failed to do any harm to the troops already ashore.

At about 3 AM, 23 miles N of Soerabaja, the SS O19 tracked a BB thought to have been the Kongo, 3 DDs and 4 MSWs. The sub moved into an ideal position from which to make her attack and hit the BB with 2 torpedoes that did heavy damage to the ship and triggered fires. Later in the morning the Japanese ships suddenly found themselves under attack by 51 X SB2C, 18 X TBF, 12 X TBM, 32 X F6F, 15 X FM-2 and 16 X F4F-4.
AK Tokyo Maru 8 bomb hits, sunk
AK Kojun Maru 9 bomb hits, sunk
TK Ayagiri Maru 5 bomb hits, 1 torpedo hit, on fire, heavy damage
TK Marifu Maru 2 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
PC PC-66 6 bomb hits, sunk

Padang underwent a night attack by 4 Helens who were chase away by 11 Mosquito FB.VIs after having dumped their bombs in the jungle.

At Bali Marine Raiders absorbed moderate losses as they went ashore.

At Waingapu Marine Raiders took heavy casualties going ashore.

The SS Stingray, 19 miles N of Kragen, located a lone AK and hit it with 2 fish that sank it. About an hour after having reloaded her forward tubes the sub spotted another AK traveling alone and hit it with the deck gun 5 times and with 4 torpedoes, sinking it. A short time later 2 Mosquito FB.VIs attacked an AK, which avoided being hit. Later in the day 49 X SB2C, 25 X TBF, 63 X TBM, 30 X F6F, 14 X FM-2 and 15 X F4F-4 struck the Japanese ships in the area.
TK Marifu Maru, Bomb hits 5, 1 torpedo hit, sunk
TK Nisshin Maru #2 4 torpedo hits, sunk
AK Tokyo Maru 7 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
Then 23 X Mosquito FB.VI and 53 X Thunderbolt II arrived and leisurely made their attacks.
AK Joshu Go 1 bomb hit, on fire
AK Hohuku Maru 1 bomb hit
AK Mino Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Tonegawa Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire
AK Shinki Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AK Asukazan Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
Later 12 X Mosquito FB.VI and 10 X Thunderbolt II arrived, but failed to do any harm to the 3 AKs spotted. In the late afternoon 2 Mosquito FB.VIs found and attacked an AK, but failed to hit it.

Niigata found itself under attack by 191 X B-29, 64 X B-24J and 31 X P-51D. 4 X Nick and 9 X Frank scrambled and attacked the Allied planes only to have 3 Nicks and 3 Franks (3 damaged) get shot down. A Mustang was lost defending the bombers. The AA fire damaged 14 Superforts and 9 Liberators as they made their bomb runs. The heavy industry was rocked for very heavy damage.

Soerabaja was raided by 23 X Liberator VI for negligible airfield damage, a couple of secondary explosions were seen and personnel losses were extremely light.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division had light casualties from an air attack made on it.

Near Kragen 9 X TBF and 54 X TBM worked over they unprotected Japanese ships.
AK Tyoko Maru 5 torpedo hits, sunk
AK Toyohasi Maru 2 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Toyooka Maru 2 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Kinko Maru 2 torpedo hits, sunk
AK Tairyu Maru 1 torpedo hit, on fire
AK Tusima Maru 4 torpedo hits, sunk
Then 12 Mosquito FB.VIs arrived, but they failed to hit anything due to the extremely heavy smoke obscuring the ships. In the afternoon 12 X Mosquito FB.VI and 44 X Thunderbolt II jumped a pair of AKs, hitting 1 with 3 bombs that did heavy damage and ignited fires.

Sapporo was bombed by 60 X B-25J (4 damaged), 15 X A-26B and 33 X P-38J. The airfield was moderately damaged, a couple of secondary explosions were claimed, 1 X Betty, 4 X Grace and 2 X Frances were destroyed and troop losses were moderate.

Hong Kong suffered light port damage, a couple of secondary explosions and light casualties from an air strike that had an Invader get damaged.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery accounted for moderately heavy Japanese casualties.

Maumere fell to the Marines who encountered virtually no opposition.

Victory Points Allied 108977 (22108 Strategic) Japanese 46813

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RE: More Scuttlebutt - 1/11/2014 4:22:08 PM   
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October 11, 1945 Ulithi

Intel

234 aircraft are based at Chiamussu.
13th AA Regiment is located at Maizuru.
13th Division is planning for an attack on Chungking.
56th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Tarakan.
5th Air Division is planning for an attack on Laoag.
2nd Reserve AA Regiment is located at Tokyo.
94th Division is located at Singapore.
60th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Kadina.
13268 men are based at Aomori.
282749 men are based at Ominato.
15th Mixed Brigade is located at Hong Kong.
Kwantung Defense Brigade is located at Changchun.
9th Aviation Rgt is located at Changchun.

Recon

PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Sapporo 36 bombers, 11 aux, 7 LCUs 48760/521/0
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 89 fighters, 82 aux, 1 LCU 6520/0/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Lombok vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Raba vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Wenchow 2 LCUs
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Samarinda vacant

Combat

At Malang the Japanese gunners continued to take a toll on the Allied shipping and troops.
DE Lamons 6 shell hits, on fire
DE Ricketts 9 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
DE McConnell 9 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Empire Strength 3 shell hits
DE Osterhaus 1 shell hit, on fire
AK Empire Prairie 3 shell hits
AK Empire Liberty 5 shell hits, on fire
AK Jalatarang 10 shell hits, on fire
AK Forafric 16 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK City of Manchester 2 shell hits, on fire
AK Empire Southey 11 shell hits, on fire
AK Empire Prince 11 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
Allied troops going ashore had extremely heavy casualties. Artillery exchanges inflicted negligible losses on both sides. The Allied forces attacked the defenders, taking a little ground as both sides had very heavy casualties.

The SS Dentuda, 88 miles N of Kragen, attacked a lone AK, hitting it with the deck gun 5 times and 2 torpedoes also struck home. The ship was heavily damaged and burning before she broke up and slipped beneath the waves. The Dentuda continued on her patrol and about 141 miles N of Kragen she attacked an AK and MSW, hitting the AK with a fish that started a fire. In the afternoon the sub attacked an AK, striking it with a torpedo for heavy damage and fires.

The SS Blueback, patrolling 30 miles SE of Belitung Island, hit a TK with 2 torpedoes doing heavy damage and igniting fires. The PG and 2 PCs tried, but failed to locate the sub. In the late afternoon the sub attacked a lone AK feeding it 3 fish that wrecked the ship and it was burning from stem to stern, finally sinking after an internal explosion ripped her apart.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division absorbed moderate losses from an air strike.

At Naha the IJA 51st Ind. Mixed Brigade was jumped twice by Allied planes and took heavy casualties. A Mitchell went down and 11 more were damaged in the attacks. The IJA 47th Division downed an Invader and damaged 2 more in addition to the damaged 5 Mitchells who limped away. The unit sustained moderately heavy losses.

Sapporo was raided by 13 X B-25J (1 damaged) and 28 X P-38J for extremely light airstrip damage, a secondary explosion and extremely light casualties.

The SS S-44, 27 miles W of Sampit, attacked a BB thought to have been the Kongo. 2 torpedoes slammed into the already damaged ship adding to her woes and the once proud ship turned turtle and then was no more. The 4 MSWs in attendance never even got a sniff of the sub.

95 miles N of Kragen the SS Stingray attacked a CA (Haguro?) and 3 DDs, hitting the cruiser with a torpedo that caused heavy damage.

At Kweiyang the Japanese had very light troop losses from the Chinese artillery.

Waingapu fell to the USMC Raiders as they swept over the base against no opposition.

Bali in is the hands of the USMC Raiders after they found no organized Japanese defense there.

Many of the Mighty Mo's crew are on Mogmog, one of the small islands that comprise the Ulithi Atoll, enjoying some liberty. Although it isn't home there is a swimming beach, some basketball courts, facilities to toss horseshoes, you can use the baseball diamonds and there even is a football field. Soft drinks are available and the enlisted personnel can have up to 2 bottles of beer per day, paid for by the ship's welfare fund. The officers have a bar that offers them scotch or bourbon at 20cents a shot and Bill ****s there with some of his officers enjoying some time away from the war. They wander over to watch a baseball game between their crew and that of some other ships. The men poke each other and point to the approaching officers who flop down on the ground and start cheering their team on.

Victory Points Allied 109153 (22108 Strategic) Japanese 46807

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RE: The Costly Landings Continue - 1/12/2014 5:49:27 PM   
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October 12, 1945 Malang

Intel

3rd Air Army is located at Rabaul.
29139 men are based at Shimuzu.
3229 men are based at Anshan.
20th Engineer Regiment is located at Hong Kong.
29th Division is located at 64,29.
8th Hvy Gun Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
1722 men are based at Fushan.
50546 men are based at Hungnam.
1st Mortar Battalion is planning for an attack on Chungking.
103rd IJA Base Force is planning for an attack on Hailar.
9th Coastal Gun Regiment is located at Camranh Bay.
3rd Guards Division is located at Shimuzu.
102nd IJA Base Force is located at Mutanchiang.
6th Division is located at Hong Kong.
13th Tank Regiment is located at Canton.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 83 fighters, 83 bombers, 1 LCU 6440/0/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Hsinyang 3 LCUs 18100/258/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Jesselton vacant
Walrus takes recon photos of Malang 13 fighters, 2 bombers, 15 aux, 2 LCUs 29560/95/0
PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Sapporo 43 bombers, 7 LCUs 47800/527/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Wenchow 2 LCUs 680/2/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Camranh Bay 1 fighter, 4 bombers, 11 aux, 3 LCUs 6820/80/0

Combat

At Malang the Japanese artillery continued to pound the shipping and unloading troops.
AK City of Manchester 2 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Jalatarang 16 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Chilka 5 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
There were very heavy Allied casualties in the landing area.
A naval bombardment of Malang was conducted by the Allies resulting in light airfield damage, moderate port damage, a large number of secondary explosions, 2 Tonys and a Grace were destroyed and personnel losses were heavy,
DD Fanning 10 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Converse 5 shell hits, on fire
CL Ontario 1 shell hit
An air raid was made by 26 X Liberator VI ( 3 damaged). 4 Franks and 2 Tonys made a single pass on the bombers having a Frank and a Tony shot down and another Tony damaged. The airfield was moderately damaged, there were a couple of secondary explosions observed, a Grace was burning and troop losses were very light. The Japanese artillery tried and failed to harm the Allied troops already ashore. The Allies assaulted the Japanese positions and took more ground with both sides having very heavy casualties. Japanese transport flights were intercepted by Allied fighters.

Near Belitung Island the SS Blueback attacked a lone AK, scoring with 2 torpedo hits, sinking it.

129 miles SW of Pontianak the SS Stingray hit an AK with a fish that caused the ship to sink. Later in the day an air strike was made by 14 X Mosquito FB.VI, 10 X Barracuda, 8 X Thunderbolt II and 9 X Spitfire VIII resulting in an AK taking 36 shell hits and 5 bombs, killing it.

Padang was awakened once again by 3 marauding Helens who bombed the jungle and were then chased away by 3 Mosquito FB.VIs.

In the middle of the night 22 miles SE of Belitung the RN attacked some Japanese ships.
MSW W.13 4 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW W.15 2 shell hits, 1 torpedo hit, sunk
MSW W.16 3 shell hits, on fire
CA Cumberland
DD Rapid 3 shell hits,on fire, heavy damage
DD Relentless
Another round of sharp action came about when the RN prevented an escape by the Japanese.
Japanese Ships
MSW W.13 4 shell hits, sunk
MSW W.16 6 shell hits, heavy damage, on fire
MSW W.20 7 shell hits, sunk
Allied Ships
CA Cumberland
DD Rapid 1 shell hit, on fire, heavy damage
DD Relentless
Just before dawn a brawl erupted between the IJN and RN.
Japanese Ships
CA Haguro 11 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
CL Kitakami 8 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
CL Oi 6 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Akatsuki 17 shell hits, sunk
DD Shirakumo 15 shell hits, sunk
DD Yuzuki 2 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
Allied Ships
CA Cumberland 2 shell hits
DD Relentless 8 shell hits, on fire

26 miles E of Toboali some more Japanese ships were attacked by the RN.
Japanese Ships
AK Chikuzan Maru 4 shell hits 4
AK Sanwa Maru 52 shell hits, sunk
Allied Ships
CA Suffolk
DD Stronghold
DD Thanet

The SS Charr, 77 miles NW of Singkawang, was driven under by an MSW, but no harm was done.

About 84 miles S of Pontianak the SS S-44 hit an MSW with 2 fish, sinking it.

At Kweiyang the IJA 36th Division was struck by 53 X B-25J (1downed, 10 damaged) and 27 X P-40N for moderate casualties. The IJA 59th Division was pounced on by 16 X B-25J (3 damaged) and 4 X P-40N for moderate losses. The Chinese big guns inflicted moderate casualties on the Japanese.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division took extremely light losses from an air strike.

At Naha the IJA 51st Ind. Mixed Brigade absorbed heavy casualties form 63 X B-24 D (1 downed, 4 damaged) and 99 X B-24J (3 damaged).

Near Pontianak an AK was hit by Allied planes who scored 60 shells and 5 bombs struck home for heavy damage and fires.

The SS Dentuda, 30 miles W of Pontianak, attacked a CL thought to have been the Oi, hitting it with 2 torpedoes that ignited fires and caused very heavy damage.

So tomorrow they are going to go back to Japan. The Lucky 11 jokingly say that they've been there so often that it's more familiar than home. On second thought home seems to be a distant memory, thinks Gil and this damned war is his only reality. Hearing from Elaine that her brother had recently returned from Europe Gil feels let down by the Army. How can they let soldiers go home when there's a war being fought? What he doesn't know is that Elaine's brother hasn't been discharged, just given leave.

Sam and Frankie sit on the hill watching the planes. Actually Frankie is watching Sam who brought along some food and the dog whines as saliva runs down his chest as he sits there waiting for Sam to share. Sam tries to keep everything from getting to him, but he's upset that the 25th Division remains on Tori Shima despite their relief being here.

Victory Points Allied 109243 (22108 Strategic) Japanese 46828

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RE: The Costly Landings Continue - 1/13/2014 4:43:36 PM   
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quote:

Just before dawn a brawl erupted between the IJN and RN.
Japanese Ships
CA Haguro 11 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
CL Kitakami 8 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
CL Oi 6 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Akatsuki 17 shell hits, sunk
DD Shirakumo 15 shell hits, sunk
DD Yuzuki 2 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
Allied Ships
CA Cumberland 2 shell hits
DD Relentless 8 shell hits, on fire


Both the Kitakami and the Oi, and no Long Lance hits? That is a very lucky RN task force!

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RE: Lack The Range - 1/13/2014 9:08:19 PM   
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If I remember the Long Lance wasn't a factor as the RN kept the range from closing.

October 13, 1945 Formosa


Intel

52nd Construction Battalion is located at Changchun.
126th Division is located at Mutanchiang.
231st Division is located at Matsue.
Elements of the18th Mixed Brigade are located at Anking.
17th Reserve Coastal Artillery Regiment is located at Niigata.
44th Heavy AA Battalion is located at Batavia.
344th Division is located at Matsuyama.
Hensui Construction Battalion is located at Sasebo.
3364 men are based at Akita.
36th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Victoria Point.
107th IJA Base Force is located at Pusan.
2nd Hvy Gun Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
72nd Ind. Mixed Brigade is planning for an attack on Rangoon.

Recon

PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Ominato 3 X APD, 20 LCUs
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 78 fighters, 86 aux, 1 LCU 6140/0/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Luang Prabang 1 LCU 1440/0/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Jesselton vacant
Walrus takes recon photos of Malang 17 fighters, 1 bomber, 9 aux, 12 LCUs 28260/111/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Soerabaja 6 bombers, 6 LCUs 10140/30/0
PBY Catalina takes recon photos of Paramushiro Jima 1 LCU
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Wenchow 2 LCUs 1280/8/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Homan 4 LCUs 1920/29/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Taan 1 LCU 1380/7/0

Combat

An A-26B Invader spotted an AG at near Hakodate and claimed a hit. A few hours later a B-25J reported that they had spotted an AG and hit it with a bomb. These were considered different craft as the second one appeared not to have been previously damaged. Kills were awarded for each attack.

At Malang the Japanese continued firing at the unloading ships and troops coming ashore, who took moderate casualties. The ships fired back inflicting very light losses on the Japanese.
CL Hobart 2 shell hits
AK Forafric 3 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Tucker 1 shell hit
An attack was made by 17 X Liberator VI who were intercepted by 7 X Frank and 3 X Tony. A Frank was damaged and a Tony was shot down and another damaged. 2 of the bombers were damaged and they caused very light airstrip damage, a secondary explosion, a Grace was burning and casualties were moderate. Later 50 X SB2C (1 downed, 5 damaged), 26 X TBF (4 damaged), 65 X TBM (1 downed, 11 damaged), 29 X F6F, 16 X FM-2 and 16 X F4F-4 (1 damaged) were greeted by 4 X Frank (1 damaged) and 3 X Tony (3 splashed). The airfield was moderately damaged, a couple of secondary explosions were seen, a Tony and a Grace were burning and personnel losses were light. Japanese artillery barrages caused no harm and the Allied troops surged forwards once more, taking more ground inflicting very heavy casualties on the Japanese troops while suffering heavy losses of their own. Japanese transports flying into and out of the base were intercepted by Allied fighters.

Padang was awakened by 4 Helens who dropped their bombs in the water and were chased away by 3 Mosquito FB.VIs.

The SS Boarfish attacked an AK and an MSW 88 miles SE of Singapore. The AK was burning and heavily damaged by the 2 torpedo hits made on it.

27 miles SE of Singapore, the SS Truculent made an unsuccessful attack on an AK and an MSW. The Japanese probably never even knew the sub was there based on their continuing on the same course, at the same speed.

Hamamatsu was attacked by 186 X B-29 and 2 Zekes (1 damaged) approached, but never attacked the bombers. The AA fire did damage 2 of the B-29s. The heavy industry was subjected to very heavy damage. Another 57 X B-29 arrived and the flak damaged 2 of them as they hit the Nakajima engine factory. Then another 44 X B-29 (2 damaged) attacked the same target. The Nakajima engine plant was lightly damaged by the attacks made on it.

Kitakyushu was raided by 140 X B-29 and 59 X P-38J and the bombers caused moderate damage to the Nakajima engine works. Another 24 X B-29 followed, but they dropped their loads harmlessly.

At Kweiyang the IJA 59th Division downed a Mitchell and damaged 12 others as the Chinese inflicted heavy losses on the unit. The IJA 69th Division damaged 4 Mitchells and took moderate casualties in an air raid. The Chinese artillery accounted for moderate Japanese losses.

21 miles W of Singapore 19 X Betty, 22 X Frances, 5 X Emily, 3 X Helen and 12 X Randy went for the HMS Cumberland. The ship put up a valiant fight and despite masterful handling she was hit by 4 torpedoes that heavily damaged her and caused raging fires. 19 X Betty and 12 X Frances were damaged and 2 X Frances, 5 X Emily and 12 X Randy were shot down. The promised air cover never materialized. What the Cumberland was doing there contrary to orders and where the 2 DDs assigned to her were are unknown.

“How long do you think we'll just laze around here? Maybe they forgot all about our little tub and we'll actually get back to Hawaii someday,” says Red. Cookie wonders the same thing, but he's content to sit out the rest of the war. He says that he doesn't think that they can get that lucky.

Stick is joking around with the other guys and they're told to behave themselves as tomorrow CAP could become interesting as more ships are scheduled to arrive. The pilots don't believe the Japanese will try anything. “They're saving themselves for the invasion of Japan,” says Stick. The CO laughs at him and says that the Navy is in big trouble then because the Flying Deuces lack the range to protect them then. Stick is scheduled for CAP with the first flight.

The Lucky 11 have another mission under their belts and are happy to be alive. The mission started out with one of the runways being closed as a B-29 never got off the ground and exploded. It was an awful thing to see and it haunted many a crewman on the way to Japan. By the time they had returned to Saipan there was no hint of the accident and the guys had pushed it out of their minds. Gel, the engineer, had remarked once again at how the B-29's engines weren't powerful enough to really do the job and that the AAC should build new models with an upgrade to them.

Victory Points Allied 109531 (22328 Strategic) Japanese 46858

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RE: The Dog Is His Problem - 1/14/2014 5:35:03 PM   
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October 14, 1945 Tori Shima

Intel

19th Army is located at Tokyo.
25th Army is planning for an attack on Naga.
Chinhae Bay Fortress is located at Pusan.
52nd Road Construction Battalion is planning for an attack on Chungking.
6th Army is located at Changchun.
60243 men are based at Sendai.
158th IJA Base Force is located at Bangkok.
34482 men are based at Hamamatsu.
57554 men are based at Mishan.
314506 men are based at Kagoshima.
7th AA Regiment is located at Gumma.
21st Reserve Engineer Regiment is located at Shimuzu.
1st Amphibious Brigade is located at Paramushiro Jima.
12th Division is located at Hungnam.

Recon

PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Ominato 1 X AP, 2 X APD, 20 LCUs
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Shanghai 1 X MLE, 7 LCUs
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Homan 7 aux, 4 LCUs 6000/52/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 15680/23/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Soerabaja 2 bombers, 4 aux, 7 LCUs 10200/31/0
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 70 fighters, 89 aux, 1 LCU 5940/0/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Kiungahan 1 LCU 1020/6/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Pisanuloke 2 LCUs 4940/12/0
Walrus takes recon photos of Malang 5 fighters, 3 bombers, 6 aux, 13 LCUs 28100/121/0

Combat

A PB2Y Coronado spotted an AG near Hakodate and claimed a hit that sank the craft.

At Malang the Allied ships and troops heading ashore continue to get a rough time from the Japanese artillery.
AK Forafric 1 shell hit, sunk
AK Chilka 3 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
A Walrus was shot down by 8 Franks and 3 Tonys who were protecting the base. Later 6 Franks and 2 Tonys were shot down trying to stop an inbound raid of 50 X SB2C (8 damaged), 26 X TBF (3 damaged), 68 X TBM (11 damaged), 30 X F6F (1 downed), 16 X FM-2 and 15 X F4F-4. The airfield was moderately damaged, a secondary explosion was seen, 3 Franks and a Tony were trashed and casualties were heavy. The Japanese artillery shelled the Allied positions throughout the day and failed to harm anyone. An assault made by the Allies took some more ground. The Allies had heavy losses and the Japanese suffered very heavy casualties. Japanese transport flights were intercepted by Allied fighters.

Padang underwent another night time raid by 6 Helens who caused no harm.

The SS Boarfish attacked a lone AK 33 miles SE of Singapore, hitting it with 3 torpedoes that caused it to sink. Later the sub attacked a TK accompanied by a PG and 2 PCs. A fish blew a hole in the side of the TK, starting a fire and the escorts pounced on the Boarfish, killing her.

Kitakyushu was struck by 134 X B-29, who encountered no opposition, and they hit the armaments works for moderate damage. Another strike comprised of 169 X B-29 arrived a short time later and they too were unchallenged. The heavy industry took heavy damage from the attack.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division absorbed moderate casualties from an air raid made on it.

On the first day in a week that Warhawks weren't on patrol 27 X Judy arrived and attacked the 6th Chinese Cavalry Corps, about 140 miles SW of Chungking. The unit took moderate losses.

At Kweiyang the Chinese inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese with their artillery.

Sam was excited to see some transports anchored, but there are no orders for the 25th so his hopes quickly faded. Supplies pour out of the holds of these vessels and the fighters are extra busy today as usual when ships arrive. He knows that all of the engineering units are being pulled out before the first soldier of the 25th will get to board a ship off of this rock. The good news is that Frankie is going to come as the company's CO has already told Sam that once aboard the ship the dog is his problem.

Stick got out of the cockpit and told his crew chief that the plane was running like a top. No Japanese planes were spotted, but that's fine with Stick as he's just concerned with doing his job. In the afternoon he's on standby in case more planes are needed, but he doubts it. Besides there being 3 squadrons of Corsairs there are Mustangs and Lightnings too so there's plenty of firepower to draw from.

Victory Points Allied 109727 (22480 Strategic) Japanese 46904

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Wow! Oct 45 and still going!! Who's your opponent? I could take lessons from that guy.

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Hey Paul! Spying to see what I might throw at you in our AE war? Steve is my stick to it guy.

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October 15, 1945 Washington DC

Intel


11th Army is located at Canton.
11 men are based at Haiphong.
Iki Fortress is located at Ikitsuki.
104th Division is located at Hong Kong.
108th Division is located at Mutanchiang.
114th Division is located at Swatow.
41st Heavy AA Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
Imperial Guards Division is located at Maizuru.
140th IJA Base Force is located at Ominato.
156th Division is located at Kagoshima.
Shobu Force is located at Palembang.
Chinhae Bay Fortress is located at Pusan.
13th Division is located at Hong Kong.
40th Division is located at Soochow.
13th Tank Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
57th Division is located at Changchun.
2nd Army is located at Tokyo.
16th Army is located at Rabaul.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Tokyo 9 X SS, 10 X AP, 1 X AK, 6 X DE, 1 X AG, 1 X APD, 1 X CA, 5 X TK, 3 X AO, 71 LCUs
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Haiphong 3 X AG, 1 X AP, 1 X AK
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Saigon 3 X AP, 1 LCU 4980/24/0
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Pontianak 2 X AP, 1 X AK
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Miri 1 LCU 2980/7/0
Walrus takes recon photos of Malang 10 fighters, 18 aux, 16 LCUs 28960/133/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Soerabaja 2 bombers, 4 LCUs 10480/12/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Nagasaki 2 X AP, 1 X AK, 4 LCUs 2400/30/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Kagoshima 10 LCUs 160/12/0
PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Ominato 2 X AP, 2 X APD, 20 LCUs
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 80 fighters, 73 aux, 1 LCU 5980/0/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Sian 5 fighters, 5 bombers, 4 aux, 5 LCUs 8520/0/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Alor Star 5 LCUs 2780/19/0
Catalina I takes recon photos of Taiping vacant

Combat

The Coastal Guns at Malang kept up their firing on the ships.
AK Chilka 9 shell hits, sunk
Japanese artillery barrages inflicted light losses on the Allies and the Allied big guns caused extremely light Japanese casualties. Japanese transport planes were intercepted by Allied fighters.

Padang was roused from it's slumbers by 6 X Helen who did no harm.

Shanghai was raided by 126 X B-25J (6 damaged) who caused heavy airfield damage and a few secondary explosions were claimed.

Bangkok was bombed by 153 X Liberator VI (15 damaged) for very heavy airfield damage, many secondary explosions were reported and casualties were very heavy. Later 48 X Mosquito FB.VI (1 downed, 11 damaged) and 13 X Thunderbolt II hit the port for moderate damage, a couple of secondary explosions were observed and casualties were moderate.

At Gili Gili 21st Division took light losses in an air raid.

Near Teloekbetoeng 6 X Zero and 3 X Oscar had the misfortune to run into 6 X P-47D, 18 X Thunderbolt II and 4 X Spitfire VIII. All of the Japanese planes were splashed without loss for the Allies.

At Georgetown a single Rufe met with 48 X Mosquito FB.VI, 25 X Corsair IV, 25 X Spitfire VIII and 12 X Firefly. The Rufe was quickly disposed of and then the airstrip was subjected to moderate damage and there were some secondary explosions seen.

Palembang was raided by 28 X Mosquito FB.VI (3 damaged) and 12 X Thunderbolt II who struck the airstrip for very light damage, a couple of secondary explosions, 3 Tinas were burning and casualties were very light.

At Kweiyang the Japanese had heavy losses from the Chinese artillery.

The CA Cumberland continues to limp towards a friendly port. She has somehow miraculously survived the attack and continues to put distance between herself and the Japanese planes that hunted her. Tomorrow she should reach the point where friendly fighters can cover her. She has heavy systems damage, heavy flooding and there are still a few fires burning.

Stalin reads the reports and and nods his approval. “The Japanese are going to be shocked as our forces will test them shortly.” There is much doubt among the generals who want to wait for better weather, but Stalin insists and to argue is foolish and deadly.

Harry is leaning towards using his new super weapon in an effort to end the war. He has no illusions about the Brits and French wanting his help in reapplying the old status quo. He also feels that China will just turn to fighting itself. The Soviets are a major concern as Stalin wants all he can grab and more. “I wouldn't be surprised if he declared war on the Japanese any time now,” he said to General Marshall. Still the only way he can justify using the A bomb is to “save” lives.

Victory Points Allied 109755 (22480 Strategic) Japanese 46942


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RE: The Dog Is His Problem - 1/15/2014 8:28:13 PM   
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Hey Paul! Spying to see what I might throw at you in our AE war? Steve is my stick to it guy.


You bet I am! And that's Steve as in AW1Steve? He's probably the one I should be spying on. Not many JFBs can make it that far into the war. Good job guys!

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RE: You'll Be Fine - 1/16/2014 11:19:41 PM   
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AW1Steve and I have been playing short scenarios in AE. This noble gent is known as Sierra Juliet, if memory serves. He has truly been a great opponent who sticks to it and plays a great game. I've been pretty lucky so far in my PBEMing with only a couple of fails.

October 16, 1945 Formosa

Intel

56802 men are based at Nagoya.
1st Reserve Tank Regiment is located at Kitakyushu.
1st Mortar Regiment is located at Sasebo.
17th Reserve Coastal Artillery Regiment is located at Niigata.
134th IJA Base Force is located at Victoria Point.
86th Division is located at Sapporo.
24553 men are based at Seoul.
7th Division is located at Wakkanai.
18th Reserve Coastal Artillery Regiment is located at Toyama.
52nd Heavy AA Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
16th Aviation Rgt is located at Wuhan.
108th IJA Base Force is located at Yenen.
24681 men are based at Kanazawa.
53rd Heavy AA Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.

Recon

F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Hanoi 4 LCUs 3920/11/0
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 78 fighters, 91 aux, 1 LCU 6600/0/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Camranh Bay 1 fighter, 17 aux, 3 LCUs 7380/71/0
Catalina I takes recon photos of Malacca vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Johore Bahru 2 X AG
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Sampit vacant
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Singkawang vacant
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Samarinda vacant
Walrus takes recon photos of Malang 7 fighters, 5 aux, 16 LCUs 50200/459/10
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Matsuyama 1 LCU
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Shimuzu 2 LCUs
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Sasebo 3 LCUs 1420/2/0
PB2Y Coronado takes recon photos of Sapporo 7 LCUs 4660/87/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Kaifeng 1 LCU 3000/33/0
PBY Catalina takes recon photos of Etorofo Jima 1 LCU

Combat

A PB2Y Coronado spotted and attacked an AK near Niigata, claiming a hit. Niigata was being protected by 3 X Nick and 13 X Frank when 105 X B-29, 21 X B-24J and 15 X P-51D arrived. The Mustangs dealt with the Japanese fighters downing a Nick and 5 Franks with 2 more Franks damaged. The AA fire shot down a B-29 and damaged 10 others as they caused heavy damage to the heavy industry.

A night time raid on Padang was made by 6 Helens who dropped their bombs into the jungle, far from the base.

Kitakyushu was caught napping by 142 X B-29 and 113 X P-38J who struck the heavy industry for very heavy damage and then departed unscathed.

Wakkanai was swept by 21 P-51Ds and the 3 Franks that were in the area ducked into the clouds to make good their escape.

Pontianak was raided by 21 X Liberator VI and 28 X Thunderbolt II who bombed the anchored ships while doing light damage to the port.
CL Kitakami 1 bomb hit, heavy damage
CA Haguro 3 bomb hits, heavy damage
CL Oi 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage

Balikpapan was attacked by 23 X B-24J (5 damaged) and 61 X P-38J for very light airfield damage, a couple of secondary explosions and negligible casualties. Later in the day 12 X PB4Y (5 damaged) and 4 X Kittyhawk II attacked and inflicted moderate damage on the port, a secondary explosion was claimed and personnel losses were negligible. Another strike arrived in the late afternoon comprised of 49 X PB4Y who hit the airstrip for moderate damage, there were many secondary explosions seen and casualties were moderate.

At Malang the Japanese CAP damaged a snooping Walrus. Later on the 4 Franks and 5 Tonys on CAP were faced with a raid made by 46 X SB2C (1 downed, 4 damaged), 24 X TBF (2 damaged(, 71 X TBM (6 damaged), 33 X F6F (2 downed), 16 X FM-2 and 13 X F4F-4. All but 2 Tonys were shot down and the airstrip was very lightly damaged, the port took light damage, there were a very large number of secondary explosions seen, a Grace was burning and casualties were heavy. An artillery bombardment by the Japanese was ineffective while the Allied response inflicted moderate losses on the Japanese. Japanese transport planes continued to be intercepted by Allied fighters.

At Gili Gili 21st Division was hit by Allied planes for moderate losses.

At Naha the IJA 51st Ind. Mixed Brigade was pounced on by 57 X B-25J (7 damaged) for moderate casualties. The IJA 47th Division was struck by 76 X B-24D (1 downed, 3 damaged) and 105 X B-24J (3 damaged) for heavy losses.

At Kweiyang the Japanese absorbed moderate casualties from the Chinese artillery.

The Cumberland continues her battle against the sea and despite the odds that were stacked against her it is looking like she's going to make it to a port.

The generals have finished their planning to Stalin's satisfaction, but now it remains to be seen what the weather will be like.

The Lucky 11 leave the hut and are less than thrilled to know that tomorrow they are expected to be over Japan once again. Gil has been feeling down as he sorely misses home. The guys sit around talking about home and they lament that the guys who fought in Europe has places to go and see when they got some leave. “Here on Saipan you get to go to the latrine,” says Hoppy. They bemoan the lack of escape from this seemingly never ending war.

Slim showed a new lad how to handle the machine gun and when he finished he coaching him demanding that the lad become faster at the task. “If you can't set up and start firing faster the Japanese will make us all suffer for it.” By the time his platoon has left the range the new lad has shown great improvement and Slim sports a grin when he gives a well done. “When we go into combat all you have to do is remember your training and you'll be fine,” Slim says before they set off for chow.

Victory Points Allied 109848 (22522 Strategic) Japanese 46969


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RE: Instead Of Our Boys - 1/17/2014 4:58:39 PM   
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October 17, 1945 Washington DC

Intel

18th Reserve Coastal Artillery Regiment is located at Toyama.
Kwantung Defense Brigade is located at Changchun.
355th Division is located at Hamamatsu.
2nd AA Regiment is located at Tokyo.
49th Construction Battalion is planning for an attack on Hailar.
53rd Aviation Unit is located at Osaka/Kobe.
5th Air Fleet is located at Tokyo.
25th Engineer Regiment is located at Sendai.
15th Aviation Rgt is located at Batavia.
13th Division is located at Hong Kong.
13th Tank Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Matsuyama vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Sasebo 3 LCUs 4400/13/0
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 1 LCU 6160/0/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Ubon vacant
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Khota Bharu vacant
Catalina I takes recon photos of Malacca vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Johore Bahru 4 X AG
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Singkawang vacant
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Samarinda vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Shimuzu 2 LCUs
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Kaifeng 1 LCU

Combat

A B-25J spotted an AG near Hakodate and claimed a hit. Nearby a PB2Y Coronado spotted an AG and also reported a hit. A short time later an A-26B spotted an AG hat appeared to have been previously damaged and they too claimed a hit.

Once again Padang was awakened by an attack made by 6 Helens. The AA fire damaged a Helen and the Japanese once more failed to do any harm.

Near Singapore the SS Spiteful tried to attack an AK under escort by 4 PGs, but she failed to penetrate the screen. The sub had finished laying her mines at Singapore and is on the way home with a disappointed crew.

Gumma was attacked by 45 X B-24D and 5 X P-38J. The Japanese intercepted them with 8 X Zeke, 35 X Frank and 39 X Tony. The Lightnings did their best against the awful odds and lost 2 planes. The Japanese fighters and flak destroyed 9 Liberators and damaged 27 others. 2 Zekes, 3 Franks (15 damaged) and 3 Tonys (18 damaged) were destroyed. The Nakajima engine plant was very lightly damaged.

Toyama was hit by 109 X B-29 and the defenses were non existent as all of the planes departed unharmed after dumping their bombs. Another wave consisting of 95 X B-29 came on and they too dropped their loads and departed unscathed. A third wave of 38 X B-29 arrived and they also hit and departed suffering no harm. Heavy damage to the heavy industry was done by these attacks.

Nagasaki was raided by 193 X B-29 (7 damaged), 36 X P-51D (1 damaged) and 40 X P-38J who ran over the CAP of 4 X Nick and 33 X Frank. 4 Nicks and 19 Franks were splashed as the Allied fighters kept them off of the bombers who managed to inflict moderate damage on the heavy industry.

Hiroshima/Kure was struck by 138 X B-29 (4 damaged), 92 X B-24J (1 downed, 3 damaged) and 72 X P-51D (6 downed). The Japanese intercepted with 16 X Shinden and 2 X Zeke and all but 4 Shindens were shot down by the Mustangs who kept the Japanese planes away from the bombers. The Nakajima engine factory was moderately damaged.

Wakkanai was swept by 21 X P-51D and the 3 Franks that were up ran before any combat could take place.

Bangkok was visited by 136 X Liberator VI (1 downed, 18 damaged) who did extremely heavy damage to the airfield, triggered many secondary explosions and inflicted heavy casualties. At almost the same time 39 X Mosquito FB.VI (1 downed, 13 damaged) and 26 X Thunderbolt II hit the port for moderate damage, there were many secondary explosions seen and personnel losses were negligible.

Pontianak was hit by 15 X Liberator VI and 22 X Thunderbolt II for light port damage, a couple of secondary explosions were reported and the ships at anchor caught some bombs too.
CA Haguro 5 bomb hits, heavy damage
CL Kitakami 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yuzuki 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
Another strike was made by 28 X Mosquito FB.VI and 34 X Thunderbolt II and they did light damage to the port, there was a secondary explosion reported and again the ships in the harbor caught hell.
CL Kitakami 7 bomb hits, sunk
CA Haguro 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Tairyu Maru 1 bomb hit, sunk
DD Yuzuki 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage

At Naha the IJA 47th Division was pounced on 3 times by Allied planes for very heavy losses. 4 X B-25J, 6 X B-24D and 7 X B-24J (1 downed) were damaged in the attacks. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate casualties from an air strike made on it in which 1 B-24D and 2 B-24Js were damaged.

Near Teloekbetoeng 9 X Peggy attempted to attack the Allied ships only to all be splashed by the CAP made up of 20 X Thunderbolt II (10 damaged), 6 X P-47D (6 damaged) and 6 X Spitfire VIII (5 damaged) who bravely flew into the AA fire. No ships were damaged. Later in the day 3 X Zero challenged the CAP and were shot down. A Thunderbolt II was damaged in the fight.

Georgetown was struck by 48 X Mosquito FB.VI and 12 X Spitfire VIII for moderate damage to the airstrip, some secondary explosions were observed and casualties were very light.

At Malang 2 X Frank and 2 X Tony were faced with the task of stopping 43 X SB2C (1 downed, 4 damaged), 22 X TBF (2 damaged), 48 X TBM (7 damaged), 30 X F6F (2 downed), 16 X FM-2 and 15 X F4F-4. A Frank and a Tony were lost in the pass that they made on the Allied planes before fleeing. The airstrip was lightly damaged, the port took light damage, there were some secondary explosions seen and troop losses were placed at heavy. Japanese artillery inflicted very light casualties on the Allied troops and the Allied artillery accounted for light Japanese losses. Japanese transport planes were intercepted by Allied fighters.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery was busy throughout the day and the Japanese absorbed moderate losses.

Operation Thunder is moving along and there is an excitement in the Pentagon that seems to permeate the air. Of course not that many know about Thunder at all and few actually know what, where and when. It amazes the President when he learns that so many people are involved in the planning and yet most of them don't have a clue as to what they are actually working on. That evening Harry has his top advisers gathered at the White House when he makes the announcement that he is giving the green light to use the A bomb on Japan. Of course only those in the inner circle are present and they either already know of the weapon or they are learning of it now. There is very little dissent as everyone gathered is aware that the nation is tiring of the war and they need to bring it to a successful and quick conclusion. “I don't like the idea of so many dead people, but the B-29 raids have been devastating Japan for some time now. I also would rather see dead Japanese instead of our boys,” Harry said when there had been a little opposition expressed to using the weapon.

Victory Points Allied 110377 (22952 Strategic) Japanese 47039


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RE: HEY! - 1/18/2014 4:53:23 PM   
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October 18, 1945 Formosa

Intel

1st Amphibious Brigade is planning for an attack on Wake Island.
Elements of the 17th Mixed Brigade are located at Shanghai.
8 men are based at Haiphong.
17th Army is located at Tokyo.
1855 men are based at Okayama.
60th Construction Battalion is located at Tarakan.
128th Division is located at Mutanchiang.
26th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Palembang.
128th IJA Base Force is located at Sasebo.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 1 LCU 6540/0/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Nanking 3 LCUs
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Kuikang vacant
Catalina I takes recon photos of Malacca vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Johore Bahru vacant
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Kuching vacant
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Samarinda vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Shimuzu 2 LCUs
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Kaifeng 1 LCU 3380/42/0

Combat

A PBM spotted an AK near Niigata and claimed a hit.

Padang was awakened by 4 Helens who bombed the jungle in another fruitless night time attack.

Pontianak was struck by 16 X Liberator VI and 23 X Thunderbolt II. No facilities were damaged, but a secondary explosion was seen and the ships in the harbor suffered.
CA Haguro 5 bomb hits, heavy damage
AK Momoha Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
27 X Mosquito FB.VI and 29 X Thunderbolt II struck in the afternoon doing light damage to the port, a secondary explosion was observed and the shipping caught it too.
CA Haguro 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage

Balikpapan underwent a raid in which the airfield was moderately damaged, a secondary explosion was seen and casualties were moderate. Late in the morning another raid caused negligible damage to the airstrip. 5 Liberators of various types were damaged in the attacks. In the afternoon another strike caused light airfield damage, there were a few secondary explosions reported and personnel losses were negligible.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division took light losses in an air strike made on it.

At Naha the IJA 51st Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate casualties and 3 Mitchells were damaged in an air raid. The IJA 47th Division had moderately heavy losses from an air attack. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade absorbed moderate casualties and 6 Liberators were damaged in another raid.

Wakkanai was swept by 18 X P-51D who couldn't catch the 2 Franks on patrol.

An air attack was made on Malang by 32 X SB2C (2 downed, 7 damaged), 24 X TBF (3 damaged), 55 X TBM (1 downed, 10 damaged), 25 X F6F, 16 X FM-2 and 16 X F4F-4. A Frank and a Tony were up and both were splashed. The airstrip was subjected to negligible damage, the port took light damage, there were some secondary explosions seen, a Tony was burning and troop losses were heavy. Japanese artillery inflicted light casualties on the Allied troops. The Allied bombardment of the Japanese defenders caused moderate losses. Japanese transport planes were intercepted by roving Allied fighters.

Near Teloekbetoeng 2 X Zero and 2 X Oscar challenged the CAP of 4 Spits and 28 Jugs resulting in 4 Japanese fighters going down.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery barrages accounted for moderate Japanese casualties.

Amid much fanfare the CA Cumberland limped into Teloekbetoeng's harbor. Men stood there in amazement that a ship in such horrid condition actually managed to make it so far in hostile waters. The crew are exhausted from their labors at keeping their ship afloat. Though repairs will ultimately be made at a repair yard the cruiser's flooding problems will be worked on before her journey continues.

Slim has his lads ready, but it seems that they'll have more time on their hands as the Corps doesn't have the need for them just yet. The guys drift off to a slopchute and some are content to latch onto some pogeybait. Slim makes for the slopchute where he has a couple of beers before heading back. The boredom is awful, but not as bad as combat he reminds himself.

Sam is in his favorite spot on the island watching ships in the harbor docking and beginning to unload. The scuttlebutt is that part of the division will be embarking for some other garden spot. He still has heard nothing solid so he just sits there watching, playing with Frankie. He looks up to see some planes flying by and notices that the clouds are moving in and they're dark. He sighs and gets up to head back to his squad wondering if he'll beat the rain. When he does get back to his area he looks like a drowned rat and as Frankie shakes himself off the water sprays a couple of the guys in the tent who let out with a “HEY!”

The first open session of the International Military War Crimes Tribunal indicted 21 top Nazis.


Victory Points Allied 110406 (22952 Strategic) Japanese 47054

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RE: We Attack - 1/19/2014 11:25:47 PM   
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26825 men are based at Taipei.
13th AA Regiment is located at Maizuru.
25th AA Regiment is located at Osaka/Kobe.
Chinhae Bay Fortress is located at Pusan.
Ryojun Base Force is located at Port Arthur.
20th Engineer Regiment is located at Hong Kong.
13 men are based at Haiphong.
49564 men are based at Kadina.
52nd Construction Battalion is located at Changchun.
44th Division is located at Osaka/Kobe.
4319 men are based at Kyoto.
Camranh Bay Base Force is located at Camranh Bay.
27th Engineer Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
7th Engineer Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
10 men are based at Haiphong.
79th Division is located at Harbin.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Hamamatsu 4 LCUs 3480/17/0
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 9 LCUs 6200/0/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Nanning 11 fighters, 13 aux, 3 LCUs 20760/149/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Ichang 5 LCUs 13560/55/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Bangkok 2 aux, 23 LCUs
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Sampit vacant
PBY Catalina takes recon photos of Etorofo Jima 1 LCU

Combat

In the middle of the night Padang was awakened by a nuisance raid made by 3 Helens who bombed the jungle and left.

Toyama was attacked by 186 X B-29 for moderately heavy damage to the heavy industry. All of the planes departed after dumping their loads unharmed.

Kitakyushu was hit by 140 X B-29 for heavy damage to the heavy industry and all of the planes left intact.

Sapporo was raided by 44 X B-24D (9 damaged) and 18 X P-51D resulting in light damage to the heavy industry.

Hong Kong was visited by 61 X B-25J, 16 X A-26B, 11 X P-51D and 19 X P-38J who caused moderate port damage, a couple of secondary explosions were seen and casualties were moderate.

Pontianak had it's port struck by 18 X Liberator VI and as a result a secondary explosion was triggered and the CA Haguro was hit by 3 bombs which added even more damage to the already mangled ship. 28 X Mosquito FB.VI attacked in the afternoon and the ships in the harbor suffered for it.
CA Haguro 6 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Shinki Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Momoha Maru 1 bomb hit, heavy damage
AK Toyooka Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage

Balikpapan was subjected to an attack made by 27 X B-24J and 51 X P-38J who inflicted moderate damage on the airstrip, a secondary explosion was observed, an Ida was trashed and personnel losses were very light. In the late morning 11 X PB4Y (1 damaged) and 4 X Kittyhawk II added extremely light airfield damage and negligible casualties.

At Naha the IJA 47th Division was hammered by 16 X B-24D and 50 X B-24J for moderate casualties. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade was jumped by 29 X B-25J who hit the unit for extremely light losses in return for the loss of a Mitchell and 5 more damaged.

Shanghai was bombed by 120 X B-25J and the AA fire damaged 4 of them. The port took extremely heavy damage, there were some secondary explosions claimed, casualties were placed at extremely light and the MLE Shinfuku Maruate was hit by 5 bombs for heavy damage and raging fires.

Palembang was targeted by 16 X Mosquito FB.VI (1 damaged), 9 X Thunderbolt II and 9 X Spitfire VIII and that resulted in light damage to the port and a couple of secondary explosions.

Malang had a Frank up when 32 X SB2C (2 damaged), 24 X TBF (4 damaged), 52 X TBM (3 damaged), 27 X F6F, 15 X FM-2 and 16 X F4F-4 arrived on the scene. The Frank was immediately splashed, the airstrip was very lightly damaged, the port was lightly damaged, a couple of secondary explosions were claimed and troop losses were moderately heavy. The Japanese artillery caused very light casualties for the Allied troops and the Allied barrages resulted in very light losses for the Japanese. Japanese transport planes were intercepted by Allied fighters. More Allied troops will be landed tomorrow and even more are on the way.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery inflicted moderate casualties on the Japanese.

The DE Cecil J. Doyle is fighting for her life 152 miles NW of Darwin only able to make about 3 knots with heavy systems damage and very bad flooding. If the pumps fail then the ship will be lost.

When informed that the Japanese have moved units into Harbin before his forces can get there and that other units continue to plan for attacks on Soviet bases Stalin orders a cable immediately be sent to Tokyo protesting these acts. “I don't care what the Japanese do or don't do we attack as soon as our troops arrive at their designated objectives.”

Targets have been discussed and approved for the A bomb. Harry stands by his decision. In the meantime London has contacted Washington and want the US not to bomb Hong Kong, Shanghai, etc. The reply pointed out that the RAF has been pounding Bangkok. Truman said that he expected problems with London, but that the war effort will not be hindered by such petty things.

Jim's outfit has nothing to do until some new base needs work done so they continue to make all sorts of stuff to sell and trade with line units. Jim bagged a Japanese flag today and another guy in the unit is in possession of a dead Japanese officer's sword. Who goes to war with a sword in today's world, Jim wonders.

Victory Points Allied 110530 (23068 Strategic) Japanese 47092

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RE: War With Japan - 1/20/2014 9:16:46 PM   
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31st Army is located at Tokyo.
24674 men are based at Kanazawa.
14th Ind. Brigade is located at Wuhan.
9th Engineer Regiment is located at Changkufeng.
4th Air Division is located at Bandoeng.
21st Mortar Battalion is located at Kweiyang.
Hunchun Garrison Regiment is located at Changkufeng.
Elements of the 2nd Ind. Brigade are located at Kaigan.
47th Road Construction Battalion is located at Changkufeng.
Radio transmissions detected at Seoul.
141st IJA Base Force is located at Marcus Island.
146th Division is located at Kagoshima.
North Chishima Fortress is located at Paramushiro Jima.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Hamamatsu 4 LCUs 10280/86/3
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 9 LCUs 131240/1494/45
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Ichang 26 fighters, 49 bombers, 62 aux, 5 LCUs 21260/130/0
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Pontianak 1 X CA, 4 X AP
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Soochow 3 LCUs 780/3/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Nanchang 1 LCU
Catalina I takes recon photos of Malacca vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Johore Bahru 4 X AG

Combat

At Malang the Japanese coastal guns erupted and inflicted extremely heavy casualties on the Aussie troops going ashore. The unloading ships were also pelted. The Allied warships responded and the Japanese took light personnel losses.
AK De Klerk 4 shell hits, on fire
CL Leander 9 shell hits
AK Francisco Morazan 2 shell hits
AK Idaho 1 shell hit, on fire
DD Quickmatch 2 shell hits
DE Richard S. Bull 2 shell hits
An Allied air attack made by 32 X SB2C (4 damaged), 21 X TBF (1 damaged), 52 X TBM (7 damaged), 12 X F6F, 14 X FM-2 and 15 X F4F-4 was met by a Frank that was promptly dealt with. The airstrip was very lightly damaged, the port was lightly damaged, there were some secondary explosions claimed and personnel losses were heavy. The Japanese artillery inflicted moderate casualties on the Allied troops and they took light losses from the Allied big guns. Japanese transport planes fell prey to Allied fighters.

Gumma was under the protection of 3 X Zeke, 47 X Frank and 28 X Tony when 108 X B-24D and 60 X P-38J arrived. The fighters had a furball and a Zeke (1 damaged), 24 Franks and 13 Tonys (2 damaged) were shot down at the cost of 12 Lightnings and 2 others damaged. 6 Liberators were downed and 22 more were damaged from all causes. The Nakajima engine plant was moderately damaged in the attack.

Nagasaki had a CAP of 3 X Nick and 22 X Frank intercept an inbound Allied raid consisting of 32 X B-29. A Nick and 3 Franks (2 downed) were damaged and the AA fire chipped in for a total of 12 Superforts being damaged. The heavy industry was moderately damaged.

Hong Kong was hit by an Allied air raid that had 4 Mitchells damaged. The port had heavy damage done to it, there were many secondary explosions of supplies and fuel seen and casualties were moderate.

Pontianak had it's harbor area bombed and there was a secondary explosion claimed and the CA Haguro took 3 bomb hits adding to her misery. The ship is a twisted and burning wreck that refuses to succumb no matter how many bombs hit her. 28 X Mosquito FB.VI visited in the afternoon and they hit the ships in the harbor.
AK Toyooka Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
CA Haguro 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Joshu Go 1 bomb hit, on fire

At Kweiyang the IJA 27th Division was bombed for moderate losses and the Chinese lost a Mitchell and had 5 more damaged. The IJA 35th Division was pounced on by Chinese planes for heavy casualties at the cost of 6 damaged B-25Js. The IJA59th Division was also struck and it took moderate troop losses. A Mitchell went down and 8 were damaged in the attack. The Chinese artillery dealt heavy casualties to the Japanese today.

Shanghai was raided by 81 X B-25J (1 downed, 7 damaged) who caused heavy damage to the port, a secondary explosion was reported and the MLE Shinfuku Maru ate 3 bombs. She is a burning wreck.

Tavoy was struck by 37 X Mosquito FB.VI (4 damaged) and 13 X Thunderbolt II for very light casualties.

Alor Star was struck by 38 X Mosquito FB.VI (3 damaged) for light airstrip damage.

Palembang was raided by 16 X Mosquito FB.VI (2 damaged) and 9 X Thunderbolt II who did light damage to the port, a couple of secondary explosions were seen and the CL Jintsu was hit by a bomb and was burning with heavy damage.

At Dili the Allied troops attacked the Japanese and wiped them out.

“So the Japanese moved multiple divisions into Harbin by their own admission? Our planes have been released to attack Harbin. We are now at war with Japan. Send them a cable informing them of this fact. Tell our American Allies that they may launch any kind of operation that they please from our bases that they are using.” Stalin then proceeds to toast to a glorious victory.

Truman asks if the Soviet attacking the Japanese would ease pressures on the Chinese and General Marshall said, “The Japanese could pull thousands of troops out of China and the Chinese would remain on their backsides screaming for more weapons and supplies.”

Jay and Al were taking a stroll and went by the airfield. There is a new fence that keeps you at a greater distance than before. Al grins and produces a pair of binoculars. It isn't long before the MPs show up and Al gave it right back to them when they started in on them. “If you don't want us here why isn't the fence out from the base some more? Besides I'd love to leave Formosa. Hey, I'll bet both of you haven't come within miles of any Japanese that are still carrying weapons. Want to trade jobs? I bet not.” He then turned to Jay and said, “Let's go before these clowns get themselves in trouble.” With that the MPs got aggressive and the two soldiers gave them a beating that will not be forgotten. Jay and Al know that they're in hot water now and they figure that by tonight the fit will hit the shan.

Victory Points Allied 110659 (23150 Strategic) Japanese 47134


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RE: War With Japan - 1/21/2014 10:03:13 PM   
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Intel

20th Army is located at Mutanchiang.
7th Construction Battalion is planning for an attack on Chungking.
12th Division is located at Hungnam.
57th Heavy AA Battalion is located at Changkufeng.
17th Army is located at Tokyo.
7th Air Division is located at Tokyo.
13261 men are based at Nagaoka.
52nd Construction Battalion is located at Changchun.
7442 men are based at Pisanuloke.
23rd Engineer Regiment is located at Inch'on.
Elements of the 19th Mixed Brigade are located at Hengchow.
60th Construction Battalion is located at Tarakan.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 128 fighters, 171 bombers, 9 LCUs 129320/1427/43
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Hong Kong 10 LCUs 112160/1181/3
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Saigon 3 X AP, 1 LCU 6700/30/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Krung Thep 9 LCUs 34940/319/0
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Batavia 2 LCUs 8880/23/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Soochow 3 LCUs 1160/11/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Nanchang 1 LCU

Combat

Butung Island was occupied by the Allies.

The Japanese coastal guns at Malang were busy firing on the unloading ships and the troops landing took heavy casualties. An air raid was made by 54 X TBM (2 downed, 8 damaged), 15 X FM-2 and 16 X F4F-4. 2 Franks and a Tony were able to intercept the Allied planes and they lost a Frank before running. There were a couple of secondary explosions seen and personnel losses were moderate. Almost immediately after that attack 25 X SB2C (7 damaged), 19 X TBF (3 damaged), 1 X TBM and 19 X F6F arrived and they caused light port damage, negligible airstrip damage, a Tony and a Frank were burning on the ground and casualties were heavy. The Japanese artillery inflicted negligible losses on the Allied troops and the Allied barrages caused moderate Japanese casualties.

Padang was raided by 6 Helens at 3 AM, the jungle was bombed.

Near Mersing the SS Entemedor attacked a lone AK just before sunup. The deck gun scored 5 hits and 2 torpedoes slammed home. The ship was heavily damaged and burning and eventually went under.

Mutanchiang was swept by 13 Mustangs, but no Japanese planes were found.

Hong Kong was raided by Allied planes for light airfield damage and a secondary explosion. A Mitchell and an Invader were damaged by the AA fire.

Bangkok was bombed by 99 X Liberator VI (12 damaged) for very heavy port damage, a very large number of secondary explosions were claimed and personnel losses were very heavy.

Pontianak's port was struck by 19 X Liberator VI. A secondary explosion was triggered and ships at anchor were hit.
CA Haguro 8 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yuzuki 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Joshu Go 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
A few hours later 26 X Mosquito FB.VI arrived and added light damage to the port, a couple of secondary explosions and 4 bomb hits were made on the battered CA Haguro, which continues to burn but stubbornly refuses to die.

At Harbin the IJA 1st Division was attacked by 137 X B-29 (1 downed, 10 damaged) and 18 X P-51D. The unit had very heavy casualties. The IJA 24th Division was pounced on by 55 X P-63A (7 damaged) for light losses. The IJA 23rd Division had moderate casualties from 14 X B-29 (4 damaged) and 3 X P-51D.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division absorbed moderate losses from an air raid.

Wakkanai was struck by 32 X B-25J (1 damaged), 6 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 7 X P-38J for very light damage to the airstrip. The 3 Franks on patrol vacated the area.

Shanghai was raided by 88 X B-25J (7 damaged) for extremely heavy port damage, some secondary explosions were seen, troop losses were negligible and the MLE Shinfuku Maru was hit by 2 bombs causing it to break up and go down.

Tavoy was visited by 35 X Mosquito FB.VI (3 damaged) and 11 X Thunderbolt II who caused very light airfield damage, a few secondary explosions and extremely light casualties.

Palembang was attacked by 14 X Mosquito FB.VI (4 damaged), 8 X Thunderbolt II and 9 X Spitfire VIII who accounted for light port damage.

Near Ominato 48 X B-25J, 9 X A-26B and 55 X P-38J arrived and they splashed the 2 Rufes that were up. An AP was struck by 9 bombs for heavy damage and raging fires, which caused it to sink.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery hit the Japanese for heavy losses.

Bill looks out at the anchorage at Ulithi and wonders if his ship will ever have orders to leave there, or if her needed repairs will ever be made. It's gotten to the point where he's itching to sail with or without the repairs being done. Bill has become increasingly irritable and even letters from Sandy don't help much. He tries to keep it inside so as not to upset his crew.

Stalin expects the assault on Linhsi scheduled for dawn tomorrow to evict the Japanese troops with ease. This will expose the Japanese flank and how they respond will not save them, he thinks.

Jay and Al caught holy hell last night. They were pulled in from of the battalion's CO who read them the riot act. Al sheepishly asked what was wrong with being on the proper side of the fence and he was told that wasn't the problem. “The problem is that the two of you thrashed those MPs.” Al answered that the MPs started it and that Jay and he acted in self defense. Now they have KP duty and are sitting there peeling potatoes with a cook telling them that if they worked any slower they'd be mistaken for statues. Jay whispered to Al not to say anything as guys in the kitchen are always people to stay on the good side of.

The German U-boat pens in Hamburg were destroyed today by British engineers using German explosives.


Victory Points Allied 110695 (23150 Strategic) Japanese 47153

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RE: A Joke - 1/22/2014 10:18:09 PM   
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Intel

50782 men are based at Wakkanai.
55th Construction Battalion is located at Wuchow.
10th Aviation Rgt is located at Changchun.
48457 men are based at Sapporo.
138th Division is located at Tokyo.
14th Army is located at Victoria Point.
23rd Army is planning for an attack on Kweiyang.
4th Air Army is located at Tokyo.
25th AA Regiment is located at Osaka/Kobe.
91043 men are based at Camranh Bay.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 36 fighters, 39 bombers, 9 LCUs 131600/1439/53
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Hong Kong 10 LCUs 138360/1492/6
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Camranh Bay 8 fighters, 3 bombers, 17 aux, 3 LCUs 12840/82/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tavoy 11 LCUs 73800/692/5
Catalina I takes recon photos of Songkhia 1 LCU 0/2/59
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Merak 1 LCU 7160/104/0

Combat

Padang had it's sleep interrupted once again as 4 Helens flew by and dropped their loads harmlessly off target.

At Malang the Japanese gunners busily fired on Allied troops being landed, inflicting extremely heavy casualties on them and hitting the ships standing offshore, who fired back causing negligible Japanese personnel losses.
DD Warrington 1 shell hit
AP La Porte 3 shell hits, on fire
AP J. Franklin Bell 1 shell hit
DD Fletcher 3 shell hits
An air strike made up of 31 X SB2C (1 downed, 4 damaged), 7 X TBF, 52 X TBM (5 damaged), 24 X F6F, 14 X FM-2, and 16 X F4F-4 hit for very light airfield damage, a secondary explosion, a Tony was burning and moderately heavy casualties. The Allies had negligible losses from the Japanese artillery and the Japanese took very light casualties from the Allied big guns. Japanese transport planes were intercepted by Allied fighters.

Matsuyama was bombed by 128 X B-29 for extremely light damage to the heavy industry.

Nagasaki had a CAP up of 3 X Nick and 22 X Frank who intercepted an inbound raid composed of 85 X B-24J and 88 X P-51D. The Japanese had 3 Nicks and 12 Franks splashed as the Mustangs kept them away from the bombers who had 5 planes damaged by the AA fire. The naval shipyard was moderately damaged.

Kitakyushu was struck by 132 X B-29 and 8 X P-51D for moderately heavy damage to the heavy industry.

Mutanchiang was attacked by 11 X Pe-2 (5 damaged), 41 X Tu-2S (4 damaged) and 80 X Yak-9D. The airfield had light damage, there were a couple of secondary explosions claimed, 3 Tojos, 1 Sally, 6 Tonys, 1 Dinah and 1 Babs were destroyed and casualties were moderately heavy.

Harbin had 27 X Zeke, 23 X Zero, 17 X Frank and 29 X Tony intercept an incoming wave of Russian planes. 31 X Pe-2 (18 downed), 19 X Tu-2S (13 downed) and 3 X MiG-3 (3 downed) were shredded by the Japanese planes who lost 1 Zeke (3 damaged), 1 Zero (4 damaged), 1 Frank (4 damaged) and 7 Tonys were damaged. The airfield was subjected to negligible damage and there were negligible troop losses. A short time later the CAP was faced with 28 X B-24D and 3 X P-38J. 4 Zekes (10 damaged), 2 Zeros (5 damaged), 2 Franks (3 damaged) and 7 Tonys were damaged in the fight. The Americans had 10 Liberators (8 damaged) and 2 Lightnings shot down. The airfield had very light damage and there were extremely light casualties. The IJA 1st Division was pounced on by 46 X P-63A and 11 X MiG-3 for no harm as the CAP intervened in the nick of time. 17 P-63As went down and 11 more were damaged and 3 MiG-3s were shot down by the Japanese who had 2 Zeros, and 8 Tonys downed and a Frank and 2 Tonys damaged. The IJA 25th Division was targeted by 49 X P-63A, but the CAP clobbered them scoring 13 kills and 8 more Russian planes damaged at the cost of 1 Zeke and 1 Tony downed and a Tony damaged. The IJA 23rd Division was also attacked, but the CAP saved the day as the 13 X P-63A (5 downed, 3 damaged) and 3 X MiG-3 fought for their lives. A Zeke, a Frank (1 damaged) were lost and 2 Tonys were damaged. Then 54 X P-51D swept into the gaggle of Japanese fighters and the furball was on. 13 X Zeke, 13 X Zero, 12 X Frank and 26 X Tony were suddenly fighting for their lives instead of sweeping the sky clear of Russian planes and they fared poorly. 10 Zekes, 10 Zeros, 10 Franks and 22 Tonys were splashed. The Americans had 4 Mustangs shot down and 1 damaged in the battle.

Hong Kong's defenses downed a Mitchell (3 damaged) and an Invader was damaged as they scored moderately heavy airfield damage, there were a very large number of secondary explosions seen and casualties were light.

Georgetown was hit by 9 X Beaufighter VIF and 10 X Spitfire VIII for negligible airstrip damage and a secondary explosion.

Pontianak was visited by 23 X Liberator VI who hit the port for light damage, there were some secondary explosions observed and the ships caught hell again.
CA Haguro 6 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Hohuku Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
In the afternoon 28 X Mosquito FB.VI arrived and they added a secondary explosion and the CA Haguro sustained another 3 bomb hits. She is a twisted and mangled wreck that continues to burn, but won't sink.

Balikpapan was visited by 31 X B-24J (2 damaged) and 49 X P-38J resulting in moderate damage to the airstrip, a secondary explosion and light troop losses. Later 15 X PB4Y Liberator (1 damaged) and 3 X Kittyhawk III arrived and the airfield was very lightly damaged, a secondary explosion was reported and casualties were negligible. Another strike of 52 X PB4Y Liberator (1 damaged) came on 3 hours later and they added moderate airfield damage, a secondary explosion and negligible personnel losses.

At Naha the IJA 51st Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate losses from an air attack in which a Liberator was damaged. The IJA 47th Division had moderate casualties from 2 air strikes made on it in which 5 Liberators were damaged. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade damaged 3 Invaders in an air raid that inflicted negligible losses on the unit. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate losses from an air attack in which 2 Liberators were damaged.

Tavoy was raided by 35 X Mosquito FB.VI (1 downed, 3 damaged) and 12 X Thunderbolt II who caused very light airstrip damage and a secondary explosion.

Palembang was struck by 9 X Mosquito FB.VI (2 damaged) and 9 X Spitfire VIII for a couple of secondary explosions.

Paramushiro Jima was hit by 21 X PB4Y, 37 X P-47D and 13 X Kittyhawk III for negligible airstrip damage.

The Red Army swept through the Japanese defenders of Linhsi like they weren't even there. The Russians had heavy casualties and the Japanese took extremely heavy losses in the lopsided fight that saw the base change hands. The Japanese survivors retreated towards Chihfeng.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery caused moderate Japanese casualties.

When informed of the victory at Linhsi Stalin smiled and said something about 37mm anti tank guns and the Soviet armor. A certain major whispered to his friend that Stalin is happy today, but what if something doesn't go according to the plan?

Palawan has started loading aircraft and supplies. Where the convoy she will be part of is bound for is anybody's guess and the pool begins once again. At $20 a pop the size of the pot grows quickly. As a joke Red and Cookie buy a spot in the pool for Lucky and pick the port of Takao for him.

Pete, Sylvia and Pearl enjoyed a nice walk in the park on a beautiful Spring day. They talked of lots of things, but never mentioned the war. Pete dropped his 2 girls off at his in-laws and headed back to the hotel so he could man the bar for the lunch crowd.

Victory Points Allied 111224 (23498 Strategic) Japanese 47271


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RE: Nothing To Buy - 1/23/2014 9:14:36 PM   
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Intel

14th Army is located at Victoria Point.
52nd Division is located at Hamamatsu.
38th Road Construction Battalion is located at Palembang.
120th IJA Base Force is located at Hanoi.
Elements of the 2nd Ind. Brigade are located at Tientsin.
156th Division is located at Kagoshima.
Yongfung Bay Fortress is located at Wonsan.
8th Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
28th Army is located at Krung Thep.
110th IJA Base Force is located at Haichow.
120th IJA Base Force is located at Hanoi.
21st Air Flotilla is planning for an attack on Tainan.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 10 fighters, 8 aux, 9 LCUs 130700/1477/42
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Nanning 9 fighters, 15 aux, 3 LCUs 12060/154/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Bangkok 4 aux, 23 LCUs

Combat

At Malang the unloading Allied troops had extremely heavy casualties and the ships continued to come under fire. The Japanese had very light personnel losses from the Allied ships returning fire.
CL Uganda 3 shell hits
AP Renville 4 shell hits, on fire
DD Warrington 7 shell hits
DD Fletcher 12 shell hits, on fire
DD McKee 5 shell hits, on fire
AP La Porte 5 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kittson 2 shell hits
AP Callaway 5 shell hits
AP Zeilin 1 shell hit
Later on 2 Tonys were confronted with the daunting task of stopping an inbound air raid consisting of 32 X SB2C (1 downed, 8 damaged), 16 X TBF, 52 X TBM (4 damaged), 27 X F6F, 15 X FM-2, 15 X F4F-4, 24 X Hellcat II and 17 X Corsair IV. The 2 Japanese fighters were splashed and the airstrip took very light damage, the port was lightly damaged, there were a couple of secondary explosions seen and casualties were heavy. The Allied troop had moderate losses from the Japanese artillery barrages and the Allied artillery accounted for heavy Japanese casualties. Japanese transport planes were intercepted by Allied fighters.

Padang underwent a night raid by 4 Helens who did no harm.

Near Mersing the SS Entemedor attacked a lone AK and hit it with 2 torpedoes that caused the ship to sink.

At Mutanchiang 11 X Tojo and 15 X Tony intercepted 6 X Pe-2 (1 damaged), 36 X Tu-2S (1 downed, 9 damaged) and 78 X Yak-9D (7 downed, 4 damaged). 6 Tojos and 10 Tonys were shot down, the airfield was subjected to extremely light damage, there were a couple of secondary explosions seen, 2 Sallys and a Babs were burning and troop losses were heavy.

Harbin was swept by 57 X MiG-3 who were engaged by 6 X Zeke, 9 X Zero, 3 X Frank and 8 X Tony. The battle was fast and furious with the Japanese suffering 6 Zeros and 6 Tonys shot down and 3 Zekes and 3 Franks damaged. The Russians lost 14 MiGs and another was damaged. Then 84 X Pe-2 (1 downed, 2 damaged) and 84 X Tu-2S (1 downed, 5 damaged) arrived. The CAP lost 4 Zekes, a Zero, 3 Franks and a Tony to the defensive fire of the bombers who caused extremely heavy damage to the airfield, many secondary explosions were seen, 4 Zekes, 2 Zeros, 3 Franks and 8 Tonys were destroyed at their revetments and casualties were moderate. The IJA 25th Division was the target for 14 X P-63A and the CAP of 6 Zekes, 3 Zeros, 3 Franks and 2 Tonys downed a pair of them. The unit took extremely light losses.

Georgetown was raided by 9 X Beaufighter VIF and 10 X Spitfire VIII who caused negligible airstrip damage.

Pontianak was hit by 6 X Liberator VI and the ships at anchor caught the brunt of the attack.
CA Haguro 1 bomb hit, heavy damage
AK Joshu Go 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division was struck by Allied aircraft for light casualties.

At Naha the IJA 47th Division had very light losses from an air attack.

Palembang was hit by 12 X Mosquito FB.VI, 9 X Thunderbolt II, and 9 X Spitfire VIII for light port damage, a couple of secondary explosions were reported and the CL Jintsu was hit by a bomb and was heavily damaged.

Balikpapan underwent an air strike that caused extremely light damage to the airfield.

Paramushiro Jima had negligible damage done to it's airfield by Allied planes.

At Kweiyang the Japanese absorbed heavy casualties from the Chinese artillery.

Jay is sick and tired of KP duty and he stares at a pile of filthy and greasy pots and pans awaiting his attentions. Al feels the same, but Jay starts in on him. “Listen, your mouth got us into this mess and this isn't the first time. What's done is done, but I'm telling you it had better be the last time.” Al looks at him and asks if this means that Jay doesn't love him anymore. The 2 share the laugh and start cleaning.

Dave sits drinking a mug of coffee and he mentions that it's great not having to worry about running out of things every month. “You know that soon I'll even have no problems getting parts.” Sandy smiles and tells him that people will be looking to get rid of their old heaps and buy new cars now. When he disagrees she reminds him of all of the folks who made lots of money working in defense related industries and had nothing to buy.

Victory Points Allied 111327 (23498 Strategic) Japanese 47321


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Intel

12th AA Regiment is located at Peking.
3rd Mortar Battalion is located at Balikpapan.
Elements of the 18th Mixed Brigade are located at Anking.
31st Army is planning for an attack on Manila.
42716 men are based at Tori Shima.
314461 men are based at Kagoshima.
14th Ind. Brigade is located at Wuhan.
9th Ind. Mixed Regiment is located at Paramushiro Jima.
136th Division is located at Tokyo.
34th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Tavoy.
Elements of the 32nd Division are planning for an attack on Chungking.
3357 men are based at Akita.
1434 men are based at Kratie.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 9 LCUs 129700/1424/52
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Pakhoi 4 LCUs 4200/4/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Victoria Point 7 LCUs 19680/71/0

Combat

The coastal guns at Malang cost the landing Allied troops extremely heavy casualties and the unloading ships were treated roughly. The Allied ships returned fire and inflicted light personnel losses on the Japanese.
DD Warrington 6 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Kittson 7 shell hits, on fire
AP J. Franklin Bell 5 shell hits, on fire
AP Republic 2 shell hits, on fire
Later a Frank and a Tony were confronted with 24 X SB2C (1 damaged), 1 X TBF, 51 X TBM (1 downed, 3 damaged), 15 X FM-2, 24 X F6F, 16 X F4F-4, 24 X Hellcat II and 18 X Corsair IV who disposed of both Japanese fighters. The port was lightly damaged, the airfield was very lightly damaged, there were some secondary explosions seen and casualties were heavy. The Japanese artillery inflicted moderate losses on the Allied troops. The Allies assaulted the Japanese positions, taking a little ground. Both sides had extremely heavy casualties.

A night air raid on Padang was made by 3 Bettys who dropped their loads in the jungle and departed unharmed.

Hamamatsu was bombed by 151 X B-29 who were intercepted by 2 Zekes. The Zekes slashed through the bombers and had a plane damaged before they departed. The AA fire damaged 3 of the bombers as they dropped their bombs on the heavy industry causing heavy damage. A short time later another pair of Zekes attacked 41 inbound B-29s and had a plane damaged. The flak damaged 2 Superforts who did light damage to the Nakajima engine factory.

Nagasaki was struck by 148 X B-29 and 23 X P-51D who dealt with 2 X Nick and 16 X Frank. The Japanese lost 2 Nicks and 3 Franks as the Mustangs drove them off loosing a plane and having another damaged. The ground fire downed a B-29 and damaged 9 more. The Naval shipyard was clobbered for very heavy damage.

Kitakyushu was caught napping and 143 X B-29 and 18 X P-38J calmly went about their deadly work doing very heavy damage to the heavy industry and then they departed unscathed.

Hiroshima/Kure was flying 4 X Shinden who made a single pass at the 85 X B-24J and 129 X B-29 who were making their bomb runs. A Shinden was shot down and another was damaged and the Allied had 10 Liberators and 4 Superforts damaged from all causes. The heavy industry took very heavy damage.

Mutanchiang was struck by 9 X Pe-2 (4 damaged), 25 X Tu-2S (3 damaged) and 76 X Yak-9D (10 downed, 3 damaged). 13 X Tojo and 15 X Tony engaged the Russian fighters and had 8 Tojos and 5 Tonys (5 damaged) destroyed. The airfield was subjected to negligible damage and casualties were heavy.

Harbin was hit by 93 X Pe-2 (1 damaged), 90 X Tu-2S (2 damaged) and 61 X Yak-3 (3 downed). The Japanese intercepted the attackers with 6 X Zeke, 1 X Zero, 2 X Frank and 3 X Tony, all of whom were shot down except for 1 Zeke who ran. The airfield was very heavily damaged, There were some secondary explosions claimed, 5 Zeros, 7 Franks and 10 Tonys were burning and troop losses were extremely light. A little while later a Zeke was faced with 62 X B-24J (2 damaged), 168 X B-29 (7 damaged), 75 X P-51D and 15 X P-38J. The Zeke was blasted from the sky and the bombers caused extremely heavy airfield damage, a large number of secondary explosions were observed, 2 Zekes were destroyed and casualties were very light. The IJA 25th Division was jumped by 9 X P-63A (3 damaged) and 24 X P-39Q (1 downed, 9 damaged) for moderate losses. The Japanese artillery dealt out moderate Soviet casualties and the Red Army's artillery caused very heavy Japanese losses

Bangkok was visited by 112 X Liberator VI (1 downed, 16 damaged) who did very heavy damage to the airfield, triggered a large number of secondary explosions and inflicted very heavy losses on the troops.

Pontianak was hit by 20 X Liberator VI for light port damage, a secondary explosion and the CA Haguro ate 5 bombs adding to her already heavy damage and the fires continue to burn. In the afternoon 28 X Mosquito FB.VI came on and did light damage to the port, a secondary explosion was seen and the ships were also hit.
AK Shinki Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
CA Haguro 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage

At Kweiyang the IJA 27th Division downed a Mitchell and damaged 7 as it took moderate losses in the attack. The IJA 36th Division downed a Mitchell and damaged 4 as it absorbed heavy casualties. The Chinese artillery inflicted moderate losses on the Japanese forces.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division took moderate losses in an air attack.

The Soviet 57th Rifle Corps, at Linhsi, was pounced on by 16 X Sally (1 downed, 7 damaged) and 20 X Randy (1 downed, 16 damaged). The unit sustained moderate casualties.

Sapporo was attacked by 80 X B-25J (4 damaged), 15 X A-26B (1 downed, 2 damaged) and 88 X P-38J who caused moderate airfield damage, a couple of secondary explosions were claimed, 3 X Grace, 2 X Betty and 1 X Frances were trashed and personnel losses were moderate.

Paramushiro Jima was raided by 21 X PB4Y and 13 X Kittyhawk III for negligible airstrip damage and a couple of secondary explosions.

Gil, along with the rest of the crew are happy to be alive after another long mission. After downing his shot Gil joins the rest of the guys and they head off to grab some chow. While they are walking to the mess hall Landy bemoans the lack of female companionship available. Brownie agrees and says, “Hell, I probably won't even remember what to do with a girl when I get the chance.” They all share the laugh and Gil's thought turn to Elaine.

Sam grumbles that some other lucky bastards from the division are loading onto a ship while his unit continues to cool their heels. He wonders if his luck has abandoned him and then tells himself that as long as it holds up in combat all is good.

Ed and his staff have tried to take into account all possibilities that his Old Gals might be faced with during Operation Thunder while they are doing their part. As the meeting wraps up Ed says, “You all know that something is bound to happen that we didn't take into consideration. These things are almost guaranteed to occur when we come into contact with the enemy. We've done a good job to date and I know that we'll continue to do so. In the meantime I want the crews to get as much liberty as possible while the ships are looked after. I want both men and machines in tip top condition and ready to go when the time comes. Thank you gentlemen.” With that the officers leave the meeting and Ed lets his mind drift to other things. He wonders how Bill is doing aboard the Missouri. Of course the crew and ship are lucky to have him as the skipper based on Bill's record of command and what Ed knows from a personal level.

Vidkun Quisling was executed by firing squad in Norway.

The UN formally came into being with 29 ratifications received.

Victory Points Allied 111807 (23860 Strategic) Japanese 47151


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RE: The Luck - 1/27/2014 4:23:41 PM   
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Intel


7380 men are based at Toyama.
47th Division is located at Naha.
81st Division is located at Tokyo.
62nd Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Nanking.
5th Air Fleet is located at Tokyo.
4th Air Army is located at Tokyo.
66th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Peking.
1851 men are based at Okayama.
1000 ships are based at Takao.
7th Division is located at Wakkanai.
65th Construction Battalion is located at Kagoshima.
4th Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Naga.
2nd Area Army is located at Djokjakarta.

Recon


Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 9 LCUs 131380/1457/45
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Kaifeng vacant
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Wuchow 3 LCUs 9560/76/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Luang Prabang 1 LCU 1160/0/0

Combat

Near Toyama a PBM Mariner spotted and attacked an AK, claiming a hit.

Padang was visited by 4 Helens who were making a nocturnal raid in which nobody suffered any harm.

Near Mersing the SS Entemedor hit an AK once with her deck gun and the merchant ship hit the sub too.

Okayama was under the protection of 25 X Frank who attacked 33 X B-29 (3 downed, 11 damaged). A Frank went down and 5 were damaged and then the flak opened up on the bombers. The armament assembly complex was lightly damaged.

Hamamatsu was raided by 94 X B-29 and a lone Zeke got itself damaged because it strayed a bit to close to the bombers who suffered 6 damaged planes from the ground fire. The heavy industry was moderately damaged.

Mutanchiang was swept by 54 X Yak-3 who tangled with 9 X Tojo and 10 X Tony. 5 Tojos and 8 Tonys were shot down and 5 Yaks were lost in the furball. Later on a reduced CAP of 3 X Tojo and 1 X Tony was faced with 8 X Tu-2S and all of the bombers were damaged. The airstrip took negligible damage, a secondary explosion was seen and casualties were extremely light. In the afternoon 4 X Tojo and 2 X Tony were up and they were tasked with facing an inbound raid made up of 115 X B-24D (14 damaged), 36 X P-51D and 98 X P-38J (1 downed, 3 damaged). All of the Japanese fighters were splashed, the airfield took very heavy damage, there were many secondary explosions observed, 1 Tojo, 1 Tony and 6 Sallys were destroyed and personnel losses were heavy. Another sweep by 51 X Yak-9D came up empty in the afternoon.

Harbin was hit by 86 X Pe-2 (4 damaged), 92 X Tu-2S (3 damaged) and 19 X Yak-3 for very heavy airfield damage, a secondary explosion was reported, a Tony and a Frank were burning and casualties were very light. The Japanese bombardment attack was responsible for negligible Russian losses. The Russians assaulted the Japanese positions and took some ground with both sides sustaining extremely heavy casualties. The Japanese were thought to have taken twice the losses that the Russians did.

Bangkok was struck by 131 X Liberator VI (17 damaged) for heavy port damage, an extremely large number of secondary explosions were seen and troop losses were heavy. The IJA 23rd Division had negligible losses and the Russians had 5 X P-63A and 4 X P-39Q damaged.

Pontianak was hit by Allied planes for a secondary explosion and then the ships were punished.
CA Haguro 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Toyooka Maru 1 bomb hit, sunk
AK Joshu Go 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
Another strike in the late afternoon did light port damage and the CA Haguro was hit by 3 more bombs that caused the stubborn ship to finally die.

Balikpapan was visited by Allied aircraft twice today and had very light airstrip damage and extremely light losses while a Liberator was damaged.

At Kweiyang the IJA 27th Division damaged a Mitchell as the unit absorbed light casualties. The IJA 35th Division damaged 3 Mitchells and had moderate losses. The Chinese artillery caused moderate Japanese casualties.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division took negligible casualties from an air strike.

At Naha the IJA 47th Division suffered moderately heavy losses and a Liberator was damaged in the attack. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate casualties and 3 Liberators were damaged in an air strike. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate losses inflicted on it by Allied planes who had 4 Liberators damaged in 2 attacks.

Palembang was raided by Allied aircraft who did light damage to the port, caused a couple of secondary explosions and the CL Jintsu was hit by a bomb adding to her already heavy damage and a fire continued burning. A Mosquito FB.VI was damaged in the action.

Malang was struck by Allied planes who suffered 5 Helldiver, 11 TBMs (1 downed) and 1 Avenger II damaged in return for the extremely lightly damaged airstrip, 3 secondary explosions and moderate casualties. The Japanese artillery caused negligible Allied losses.

23 miles SE of Linhsi the Russians attacked across the river forcing the Japanese to retreat towards Chihfeng. Both sides had very light casualties.

The Palawan's convoy will get underway late tonight. The pool is large as everybody aboard is in it, including Lucky. Some of the crew are already bemoaning the fact that the dog is in it, but when Cookie reminds them that the dog brings luck to their ship the grumbling stops and somebody said, “It's Red who brings us the luck too.”

Ed sits in his office, tilted back, staring at the ceiling. He's wondering if Thunder will bring Japan to it's knees and if he has covered all of his bases or is there something he's forgotten. He's decided that when the war ends he's going to resign his commission and retire from the Navy. He's tired and feels that the younger up and comers, such as Bill, are ready to take over. He hopes that there isn't a next war, but believes that it's always lurking just around the corner if you let your guard down.

Victory Points Allied 112039 (23962 Strategic) Japanese 47422


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Intel

12th Army is planning for an attack on Chungking.
Hoyo Fortress is located at Osumi.
6th Field Artillery Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
1st Mortar Battalion is planning for an attack on Chungking.
112th IJA Base Force is located at Yenen.
4314 men are based at Kyoto.
2nd Fleet is located at Kagoshima.
1849 men are based at Okayama.
8437 men are based at Matsue.
33rd Road Construction Battalion is located at Changsha.
Southeast Fleet is located at Rabaul.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 9 LCUs 129200/1400/44
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Wuchow 3 LCUs 11840/118/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Hong Kong 10 LCUs 137740/1487/6
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Luang Prabang 1 LCU 1620/0/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Tokyo 19 X AP, 8 X AK, 9 X DE, 3 X CA, 2 X TK, 71 LCUs

Combat

6 Helens appeared at 2:45 AM over Padang and dropped their bombs 1 mile from the airstrip and then departed.

Near Mersing the SS Rock made a predawn surface attack on an unescorted AK hitting it with the deck gun 7 times and 3 torpedoes blew out her port side causing the ship to rapidly sink . In the afternoon the Rock tried in vain to line up another AK.

Mutanchiang was attacked by 9 X Pe-2 (1 downed, 6 damaged), 36 X Tu-2S (4 damaged) and 6 X Yak-3 who hit the airfield. Shortly afterwards 21 X Tu-2S (10 damaged) arrived and also hit the airfield. These raids caused light damage to the airfield, a secondary explosion was seen, 4 Tonys and 1 Babs were trashed and casualties were very heavy.

Harbin was bombed by 91 X Pe-2 (2 damaged), 91 X Tu-2S and 44 X Yak-3 for very heavy airfield damage, a few secondary explosions were claimed, a Tony was burning and personnel losses were negligible. The Soviets took light casualties from the Japanese artillery. The Red Army assaulted the Japanese positions, taking a bit of ground and both sides sustained extremely heavy losses, though intel suspects that the Japanese had 4 times the casualties that the Russians did.

Bangkok was struck by 113 X Liberator VI (23 damaged) for extremely heavy port damage, a huge number of secondary explosions were observed and casualties were placed at heavy.

Balikpapan was hit by Allied planes for light damage to the airstrip and moderate troop losses. 3 B-24Js were damaged in the attack.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division absorbed moderate casualties from an air strike.

The Japanese PC 167 miles N of Tori Shima was attacked by 6 X PB4Y and 28 X P-38J who failed to harm the craft, but did give it a good shower with some misses.

Sapporo was attacked by 74 X B-25J (1 downed, 5 damaged), 9 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 89 X P-38J which resulted in moderate airfield damage, a secondary explosion, 2 Graces and a Frances were destroyed and personnel losses were heavy.

Malang was raided by 2 X SB2C (1 downed), 26 X Barracuda (1 downed, 3 damaged), 8 X TBF (2 damaged), 51 X TBM (1 downed, 2 damaged), 24 X Avenger II (5 damaged), 28 X F6F Hellcat, 15 X FM-2, 15 X F4F-4, 23 X Hellcat II and 18 X Corsair IV who easily dealt with the Frank and Tony that were on patrol. The port was lightly damaged, there were a few secondary explosions reported and casualties were moderately heavy. Japanese artillery barrages resulted in negligible Allied losses. The Allied artillery inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese defenders.

83 miles NW of Padang 9 X Peggy tried to penetrate the CAP of 4 X Hellcat II and 33 X Corsair IV in a vain effort to get to the ships. All of the Peggys were splashed as a Hellcat and 2 Corsairs were damaged.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery caused heavy Japanese casualties.

77 miles N of Teloekbetoeng an Allied attack over the river produced moderately heavy Japanese losses and heavy casualties for the Allies.

The Lucky 11 have just learned that they are scheduled to hit Hiroshima tomorrow. Nobody is happy about the target as they'll have to fly over Japan for a while to get there. This puts them at risk for an extended amount of time concerning the possibility of being intercepted by Japanese fighters. “I tell ya those Shindens and Reppus are scary,” says Donny. Their bomb group has managed to be credited with downing some planes, but the Lucky 11 sit on a goose egg. Donny is questioned about this and he says, “We gunners on Jake's Jalopy are so good the Japs are afraid to get close.” Gil says that great by him.

Cookie teases the crewmen about nobody knowing where they are bound yet. “You might as well give your money to the dog as you all know he's Lucky.” This brings some chuckles and comments ranging from “It would figure the dog would win in this crazy world” to “I'm already figuring out what I'm going to do with all that money.”

Sam is playing with Frankie in their favorite spot when suddenly an explosion rocks the area. A plane had a mishap and is now a burning pile of junk. Sam wonders if the pilot suffered and shakes his head to clear those thoughts from it. This is a war and people get hurt, badly, both mentally and physically. Soon he'll get out of here and the Army will ship him off to another battle.

Victory Points Allied 112080 (23962 Strategic) Japanese 47450


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RE: Won't Be Easy Or Normal - 1/29/2014 3:53:36 PM   
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Intel

13th Army is planning for an attack on Chungking.
Nanking Naval Guard Unit is located at Nanking.
48th Division is located at Brunei.
120th IJNAF Base Force is located at Takamatsu.
24th Air Flotilla is located at Truk.
14th Field Artillery Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
81st Division is located at Tokyo.
Elements of the Mongol Cavalry Division are located at Shanghai.
64 ships are based at Okayama.
15626 men are based at Hakodate.
5th Reserve AA Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
156th IJNAF Base Force is located at Naha.
16th Army is located at Rabaul.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 10 LCUs 129160/1438/36
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Canton 14 LCUs 14480/214/57
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Camranh Bay 6 fighters, 4 bombers, 23 aux, 3 LCUs 12080/81/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Pisanuloke 1 LCU 3900/12/0

Combat


Padang underwent it's usual night raid, this time by 4 Helens, who as usual did no harm.

The RN conducted a naval bombardment of Malang and the Japanese fired back.
CL Birmingham
CL Nigeria
CL Mauritius
CL Dauntless
CL Durban
CL Danae 1 shell hit
CA Suffolk
BB Royal Sovereign
BB Revenge 5 shell hits
The airfield was very lightly damaged, there were some secondary explosions reported and casualties were very heavy. The Japanese coastal guns hit out at the unloading ships.
AP Du Page 1 shell hit
In the late morning 26 X Barracuda (3 damaged), 23 X Avenger II (4 damaged), 18 X Hellcat II and 18 X Corsair IV attacked doing light port damage. Japanese artillery barrages resulted in extremely light Allied troop losses. The Allied assault on the Japanese positions resulted in very heavy Japanese casualties and extremely heavy Allied losses. There was virtually no ground taken.

Niigata was attacked by 114 X B-29 and 50 X P-51D who were intercepted by 5 X Nick and 25 X Frank. 4 Nicks and 15 Franks were splashed by the Mustangs who lost a plane and the AA fire damaged 8 of the Superforts. The heavy industry took moderate damage. A PB2Y spotted an AK and claimed a hit.

Nagasaki was raided by 106 X B-29, 81 X B-24J and 87 X P-51D. The Japanese threw 17 X Frank at them and lost 5 as the Mustangs chased them away. A Mustang was shot down and 8 B-29s and 6 Liberators were damaged by the flak as they hit the Naval shipyard for extremely heavy damage.

Tokyo was swept by 63 X P-51D who ripped into 2 X Reppu, 16 X Shinden, 114 X Frank and 16 X Tony. In the deadly dance the Allies lost 34 Mustangs and the Japanese had 4 Shindens, 58 Franks and 10 Tonys splashed.

Hiroshima/Kure had a CAP of 3 X Shinden up when 123 X B-29 and 33 X P-51D arrived on the scene. All of the Shindens were destroyed at the cost of 3 Mustangs lost. The ground fire damaged 12 of the Superforts who hit the heavy industry. Another wave made up of 37 X B-29 (6 damaged) and also struck the heavy industry. The 2 raids caused extremely heavy damage to the heavy industry.

Sapporo was visited by 49 X B-24J (9 damaged) and 36 X P-38J for light damage to the heavy industry. In the afternoon 60 X B-25J (10 damaged), 10 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 88 X P-38J struck for moderate airfield damage, a secondary explosion was reported, a Grace was trashed and casualties were extremely light.

Mutanchiang was blasted by 10 X Pe-2 (6 damaged), 33 X Tu-2S (1 downed, 4 damaged) and 52 X Yak-3 x 52. The airfield was lightly damaged, there were some secondary explosions claimed, 3 Sallys and a Tony were destroyed and personnel losses were very heavy. Another strike of 18 X Tu-2S added very light damage to the airstrip, a secondary explosion, a Sally was trashed and casualties were heavy.

Shanghai was attacked by 89 X B-25J (1 downed, 6 damaged) for heavy port damage and negligible troop losses.

Hong Kong was hit by an air raid made up of 48 X B-25J (1 downed, 2 damaged), 15 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 19 X P-38J who did extremely heavy damage to the port, triggered a very large number of secondary explosions and there were heavy casualties.

At Harbin the IJA 1st Division was attacked by 47 X P-63A (5 damaged) and it escaped harm. The IJA 24th Division was jumped by by Russian planes and 4 P-63As were damaged as the unit had moderate losses. The IJA 23rd Division damaged a P-63A, a Pe-2 and 2 Tu-2Ss as it suffered heavy casualties from 2 air strikes. The Japanese artillery caused extremely light Russian losses.

Gili Gili was raided and the IJA 21 Division had moderate casualties.

At Naha the IJA 51st Ind. Mixed Brigade had heavy losses from 2 air attacks in which 5 Liberators were damaged. The IJA 47th Division damaged a Liberator as it was bombed for moderate casualties. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate losses and it damaged an Invader in an air attack.

About 84 miles W of Tori Shima 15 X Betty were all destroyed by the CAP of 453 X F6F and 84 X F4U-1D. 2 Hellcats were damaged protecting the fleet.

Tavoy was hit by 48 X Mosquito FB.VI (1 downed, 3 damaged) and 12 X Thunderbolt II for light airstrip damage, some secondary explosions were observed and casualties were very light.

Palembang was raided by 12 X Mosquito FB.VI (2 damaged), 9 X Thunderbolt II and 9 X Spitfire VIII and the CL Jintsu was hit by a bomb, adding to her already heavy damage and fires.

Pontianak was struck by Allied planes and the port was lightly damaged, a secondary explosion was reported and the AK Joshu Go ate 2 bombs that sent her to the bottom.

At Kweiyang Chinese artillery barrages inflicted heavy losses on the Japanese.

The Lucky 11 were elated to see the Mustangs, who kept the Japanese fighters a bay. It isn't a sight that they get to enjoy often enough. They all agreed that there's no sight better than Mustangs on a mission.

Slim has his lads back at a range, reminding them that all Marines are riflemen first and foremost. A new lad asks Slim during their march back to camp what it's like fighting the Japs and Slim tells him that they are tough soldiers and that they should always be respected. “If you remember your training, listen to the vets and don't get stupid you'll be just fine,” he told the lad.

Sandy got 4 letters from Bill today and after reading them she prepared dinner. A short time later Dave came home and during the meal they discussed the future. He told her that Bill is already married to the Navy and that if they end up getting married, as she'd like, then she'll be home alone for extended periods of time. “Even when you're together the Navy will be moving him around and you'll either have to follow or not. It won't be an easy or normal life until he finally retires from the Navy.” Sandy quietly ponders this.

Victory Points Allied 112407 (24144 Strategic) Japanese 47542

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RE: Frustrated - 1/30/2014 12:37:45 PM   
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October 28, 1945 Tori Shima

Intel

23rd Division is located at Harbin.
109th Division is located at Alor Star.
69th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Osaka/Kobe.
31st Army is located at Tokyo.
1st Heavy AA Battalion is located at Tokyo.
15th Field Artillery Regiment is planning for an attack on Kweiyang.
13593 men are based at Takamatsu.
57th Division is located at Mukden.
Tone Hvy Gun Regiment is located at Changkufeng.
72nd Ind. Mixed Brigade is planning for an attack on Rangoon.
35th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Krung Thep.
201st Division is located at Gumma.
31st Army is located at Tokyo.
10558 men are based at Hanoi.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 13 LCUs 149460/1705/59
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Canton 14 LCUs 23080/326/90
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Saigon 3 X AP, 1 LCU 7000/26/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Krung Thep 9 LCUs 36600/281/0

Combat


A PBM Mariner spotted an AK in Tokyo Bay and claimed a hit.

Padang was raided by 8 Helens in the middle of the night. No harm was done as the bombs fell far from any facilities.

Hiroshima/Kure was swept by 72 X P-51D who found no Japanese aircraft. Within minutes of the Mustangs arrival 143 X B-29 (4 damaged) arrived and targeted the heavy industry for very heavy damage.

Mutanchiang was attacked by 9 X Pe-2 (1 downed, 7 damaged), 19 X Tu-2S (1 damaged) and 55 X Yak-3 bombed the airfield. A little later 16 X Tu-2S (4 damaged) showed up and they also hit the airfield. Then 111 X B-24D (11 damaged) and 48 X P-38J added their weight hitting the airfield. These attacks resulted in heavy airstrip damage, many secondary explosions were claimed, 7 Sallys and a Babs were destroyed and casualties were very heavy. The IJA 7th Mixed Brigade was struck by 3 Tu-2Ss for no harm.

Balikpapan was visited by 27 X B-24J in the morning and 10 X PB4Y (1 downed) and 4 X Kittyhawk III attacked later in the day resulting in light airfield damage, a secondary explosion was seen and personnel losses were moderate.

At Harbin the IJA 28th Division was hit twice by Soviet planes for very heavy casualties and 2 P-63As (1 downed), 4 P-39Qs and a Pe-2 were damaged in the attacks. Japanese artillery caused extremely light Soviet losses and the Soviet barrages inflicted extremely heavy casualties on the Japanese.

At Naha the IJA 51st Ind. Mixed Brigade had light losses from an air raid. The IJA 47th Division sustained moderate casualties from an air strike in which 3 Liberators were damaged. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate losses from Allied planes and 2 Liberators were damaged. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate casualties from Allied planes and an Invader was damaged.

At Linhsi the 3rd Guards Artillery Division was attacked by 19 X Sally (4 damaged) and 13 X Randy (2 downed, 4 damaged) for moderate losses.

The 6th Chinese Cavalry Corps, about 146 miles SE of Chungking, was hit by 23 X Judy and 3 X Zero for moderate casualties. This was the first time in a week that Warhawks weren't protecting the area.

Malang was pelted by Allied planes and a Helldiver and a TBM (6 damaged) were shot down. There were a couple of secondary explosions and troop losses were moderate. Japanese artillery made noise and did no harm.

79 miles NW of Tori Shima 8 Bettys tried to penetrate the CAP of 434 X F6F, 80 X F4U-1D and 3 X P-51D. All of the Mustangs were damaged and all of the Bettys were splashed long before they could even get close to the ships.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery pounded away at the Japanese positions throughout the day causing moderate casualties.

78 miles N of Teloekbetoeng an Allied assault across the river caused the Japanese moderate losses and very heavy casualties for the Allied attackers.

Sam is frustrated by the fact that half of the division has been loaded onto ships for transport away from here and he's not one of them. He does take comfort knowing that more ships are on the way and whatever is going to happen the division will reform before shipping out to rejoin the war.

Phil stares at the orders and smiles. He's just been transferred and is effective 1 November, 1945 commander of DesRon 12. He scrambles to make travel arrangements to get to Ulithi and then luckily is on a flight that will get him there with time to spare.

Knowing where they are heading the pot is now Lucky's. Everyone is laughing about it and asking how many steaks it'll buy for the hungry beast. The men are also concerned and are hiding their fears as Palawan is sailing ever closer to where the war is hot.

Victory Points Allied 112498 (24176 Strategic) Japanese 47569

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RE: Slaughtered - 2/1/2014 12:14:10 AM   
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Intel

1436 men are based at Kratie.
7th Construction Battalion is located at Sining.
15th Aviation Rgt is located at Batavia.
35986 men are based at Tori Shima.
62nd Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Nanking.
54th Division is located at Kitakyushu.
1st Reserve Tank Regiment is located at Kitakyushu.
51st Division is located at Swatow.
14886 men are based at Matsuyama.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 13 LCUs 178560/1965/219
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tientsin 7 LCUs 20660/221/0

Combat

Near Niigata the SS Cachalot attacked an AK and 2 MSWs, hitting the AK with 2 torpedoes that did heavy damage to the ship and triggered fires. This makes the crew a happy lot to have gotten rid of their load of mines and having made a successful attack too.

Takamatsu was attacked by 172 X B-29 and the flak damaged 7 of the big birds as they inflicted very heavy damage on the heavy industry.

Nagasaki had 16 X Frank intercept an inbound raid of 23 X B-29 who had no escorts. 3 Franks were damaged and 8 Superforts were damaged by the fighters and ground fire. The heavy industry took moderate damage.

Hiroshima/Kure was raided by 126 X B-29 (5 damaged) for very heavy damage to the heavy industry.

Mutanchiang was hit by 25 X Tu-2S (11 damaged) for extremely light airfield damage, a couple of secondary explosions were claimed and casualties were heavy. The IJA 19th Division was pounced on by 7 X Tu-2S (3 damaged) for moderate losses.

Palembang was struck by Allied planes and the AA fire damaged a Mosquito FB.VI. The port was lightly damaged.

Naha had it's airfield pounded for very heavy damage, there were lots of secondary explosions seen and casualties were heavy.

At Harbin the IJA 28th Division was attacked by 43 X Tu-2S (4 damaged) for heavy losses. The IJA 11th Division took heavy casualties from 3 air raids, 3 Tu-2Ss, 9 P-62A (2 downed and 3 P-39Q were damaged. Japanese artillery barrages inflicted moderate losses on the Soviet troops. The Red Army's big guns heaped extremely heavy casualties on the Japanese.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division had moderate losses from and air attack.

At Naha the IJA 47th Division damaged 3 Mitchells and had moderate casualties. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade damaged an Invader and had light losses from an air attack. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade had heavy casualties and 2 B-25Js were damaged in a pair air attacks.

At Linhsi the 18th Guards Rifle Corps was struck by 11 X Sally (9 damaged) and 10 X Randy (1 downed, 8 damaged). The unit absorbed moderate losses.

The 6th Chinese Cavalry Corps, about 158 miles SE of Chungking, was hit by 26 X Judy for moderate casualties.

The 7th Armoured Tank Brigade, 77 miles NW of Teloekbetoeng, was jumped on by 35 X Frances and 6 X Frank. 5 Thunderbolt IIs intercepted the Japanese planes, but neither side had any losses. The LCU sustained heavy casualties. The Allied assault on the Japanese positions resulted in both sides having heavy casualties and no ground changed hands.

24 miles E of Tokyo 24 X SBD, 18 X TBF and 15 X TBM attacked the Japanese ships causing mayhem.
TK Toei Maru 2 torpedo hits, on fire
AO Shiriya 2 bomb hits, 1 torpedo hit, on fire, heavy damage
AO Naruto 1 torpedo hit, on fire, heavy damage
AO Sunosaki 1 torpedo hit, sunk
AO Ondo 2 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
AO Hayamoto 6 bomb hits, 1 torpedo hit, sunk
AO Sata 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AO Tsurumi 1 torpedo hit, on fire
TK Shinkoku Maru 1 torpedo hit, on fire, heavy damage
Then another strike of 56 X SB2C and 18 X TBF arrived and added their muscle to the Japanese misery.
AO Hayamoto 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
TK Shinkoku Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AO Takasaki 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AO Notoro 8 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AO Ondo 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AO Sata 2 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
Another attack was made by 18 X TBM in the early afternoon.
AO Notoro 2 torpedo hits, sunk
AO Tsurumi 1 torpedo hit, on fire, heavy damage
AO Shiriya 1 torpedo hit, sunk
TK Shinkoku Maru 1 torpedo hit, sunk
In the late afternoon 15 TBF attacked the helpless Japanese ships.
AO Takasaki 1 torpedo hit, on fire, heavy damage
AO Ondo 1 torpedo hit, sunk

The Japanese had 2 PCs 36 miles SE of Aomori and they were attacked by 21 X B-25J, 9 X A-26B and 60 X P-38J for the following results.
PC Oki 1 bomb hit, on fire
PC Amakusa 6 bomb hits, sunk

In Tokyo Bay 78 X TBF were moving in for the kill on a lone DD when they were suddenly jumped by 1 X Reppu, 14 X Shinden, 142 X Frank and 22 X Tony. Lacking their promised fighter cover the torpedo bombers suffered a massacre and only 1 plane managed to escape the slaughter. 3 Franks suffered damage in the lopsided fight. The CAP over the bay was 20 X Shinden, 127 X Frank and 18 Tony in the afternoon when 249 X F6F (95 downed, 15 damaged) and 50 X F4U-1D (3 downed, 4 damaged) arrived. This might have been the single bloodiest air battle of the war. The Japanese suffered the loss of all of their fighters and the 2 DDs caught hell.
DD Azura 7 bomb hits, sunk
DD Kuzu 2 bomb hits, on fire
Then 60 X SBD, 100 X SB2C (3 damaged), 82 X TBF (3 damaged) and 82 X TBM (4 damaged) arrived and they swept in on the Japanese destroyers present.
DD Mochizuki 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hasu 6 bomb hits, sunk
DD Katsura 2 torpedo hits, sunk
DD Sanae 4 bomb hits, 1 torpedo hit, sunk
DD Kuretake 4 bomb hits, sunk
DD Fumizuki 4 bomb hits, sunk

29 miles SE of Sendai 30 X TBF (1 downed, 2 damaged) and 15 X TBM (3 damaged) struck the Japanese ships.
AP Anyo Maru 3 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Katsuura Maru 2 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
Later 52 X SB2C, 36 X TBF (3 damaged) and 25 X F6F showed up to finish the job.
AP Otake Maru 6 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Nakagawa Maru 5 bomb hits, 1 torpedo hit, sunk
AP Mogamigawa Maru 1 bomb hit, 2 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Ikomasan Maru 10 bomb hits, sunk
AP Anyo Maru 1 torpedo hit, sunk
AP Ryoyu Maru #21 1 torpedo hit, on fire, heavy damage
AP Katsuura Maru 2 torpedo hits, sunk
The USN then sent in another strike of 76 X SBD, 18 X TBF, 33 X TBM, 276 X F6F and 59 X F4U-1D that clobbered the battered Japanese ships.
AK Hisagawa Maru 14 bomb hits, sunk
AK Taigyo Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire
AK Yoshu Maru 2 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Kishu Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AK Yulin Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Yamanami Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AK Houlee 2 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Nichinan Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Kimigayo Maru 2 torpedo hits, sunk
Incredibly the USN still wasn't done with these ships as 26 X SBD, 18 X TBM and 17 X F6F rolled in on them.
AK Kimigayo Maru 5 bomb hits, sunk
AK Houlee 7 bomb hits, sunk
AK Okinoyama Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire
AK Yoshu Maru 1 torpedo hit, on fire, heavy damage
17 X TBM struck in the late afternoon getting a plane damaged and failing to hit anything. At almost the same time 23 X SBD arrived and they too failed to do any harm.

Near Padang 8 X Betty, 8 X Peggy and 23 X Frank attacked the unloading Allied ships. 7 X Thunderbolt II and 7 X Spitfire VIII engage the Japanese planes. 3 Bettys were damaged, 7 Peggys went down and 7 Franks were splashed while a Spit was lost and a Jug was damaged. The AK Empire Clive had a Peggy dive into it and the result was heavy damage and fires. Later in the afternoon 6 X Betty, 15 X Peggy and 45 X Frank arrived and 10 X Thunderbolt II and 3 X Spitfire VII gave battle. 2 Bettys were splashed (2 damaged), 15 Peggys were destroyed and 16 Franks were lost. A Jug and a Spit went down in the fight. Then the ships caught it.
AK Empire Gambia 2 Kamikaze hits, on fire, heavy damage
TK Empire Onyx 1 Kamikaze hit, on fire, heavy damage
The AK Empire Clive has moderate systems damage, heavy flooding and moderate fires, the Empire Gambia has heavy systems damage, very heavy flooding and light fires and the Empire Onyx is suffering from heavy systems damage, heavy flooding and moderate fires. The picture for these ships is gloomy and as much of their loads will be unloaded as possible before they are lost.

Sapporo was raided by 56 X B-25J (9 damaged), 14 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 74 X P-38J for moderate airfield damage, a secondary explosion was reported, 3 Graces and a Frances were destroyed and casualties were very light.

Pontianak underwent an air raid that triggered a secondary explosion.

Balikpapan's defenses damaged 3 PB4Ys during a raid that caused moderate damage to the airstrip, some secondary explosions were seen, an Ida was destroyed and personnel losses were moderate.

Malang was hit by Allied planes for light damage to the port, a few secondary explosions were claimed and casualties were moderate. A TBM was downed and 5 more took damage in the attack. Japanese artillery made lots of noise and did no harm. The Allied artillery inflicted moderate losses on the Japanese. Japanese transports were intercepted by Allied fighters.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery caused moderate Japanese losses.

Chris wearily got out of his cockpit for the third time today. He now has bagged 14 Japanese planes, but all he wants is some food, a shower and sleep. He heard lots of chatter over the radio and wonders how he could do in his Hellcat against those new, hot Japanese fighters that were seen in limited numbers today. The Corsairs did OK, but the Hellcats seemed to have troubles with them. He also heard about a raid that was bounced by the Japanese and no fighters were there to protect them.

Due to the extremely heavy air losses the USN has ordered it fleet to withdraw so that they may replenish and join in Operation Thunder, which will be getting started shortly.

As Operation Thunder enters a new phase Ed's Old Gals set sail to bombard Naha.

Victory Points Allied 113204 (24454 Strategic) Japanese 47810



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RE: Swept Aside - 2/1/2014 9:13:42 PM   
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October 30, 1945 Chihfeng

Intel

67th Construction Battalion is located at Gumma.
23rd Engineer Regiment is located at Inch'on.
15th Field Artillery Regiment is located at Canton.
55th Heavy AA Battalion is located at Hungnam.
64th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Kadina.
17th Army is located at Tokyo.
270730 men are based at Sasebo.
7 men are based at Haiphong.
Yongfung Bay Fortress is located at Wonsan.
Ominato Base Force is located at Ominato.
27th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Merak.
Elements of the 70th Division are located at Nanchang.
Yosu Fortress is located at Masan.
21st Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Lunga.

Recon

Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Hanoi 4 LCUs 9160/22/0
Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 15 LCUs 181680/2044/223
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tientsin 7 LCUs 25780/294/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Bandou vacant
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Kadina 13 LCUs 6360/61/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Naha 12 LCUs 82380/838/0

Combat

A PB2Y spotted an AK near Niigata and claimed a hit. In the afternoon a PB2Y spotted an AK in the same area and it too claimed a hit. It was thought to have been a different ship. A CAP was up of 6 X Nick and 15 X Frank when 186 X B-29 and 71 X P-51D showed up. The Japanese fighters tried to get at the bombers, but the Mustangs splashed all of them except for 2 lucky Franks. 3 Mustangs were lost in the fight and another was damaged. The AA fire downed a Superfort and damaged 13. The heavy industry was lightly damaged in the attack.

21 miles SE of Aomori the SS Corvina attacked a lone AK, hitting it with 3 torpedoes. The ship was settling by the stern and then broke in two. A short time later 4 X B-25J attacked a PC and hit it with a bomb for heavy damage and a fire. A little later 3 more B-25Js arrived in the area and found an AK which they hit with 3 bombs for heavy damage and fires. In the afternoon 26 X B-25J (1 damaged), 5 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 60 X P-38J arrived and attacked the Japanese shipping.
AK Tatsushiro Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Syohei Maru 1 bomb hit
AK Borneo Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Chinkai Maru 8 bomb hits, sunk
AK Ryochi Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Atago Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire
As the sun started to set the SS Corvina hit a PC with 2 fish, sinking it.

Mutanchiang was raided by 19 X Tu-2S and flak damaged 3 of them. The airfield was very lightly damaged, a secondary explosion was seen and casualties were heavy.

Hong Kong was struck by 48 X B-25J (2 damaged), 15 X A-26B (2 damaged), 12 X P-51D and 15 X P-38J. The heavy industry was lightly damaged.

Balikpapan was hit by 26 X B-24J (3 damaged) for moderate airfield damage, a couple of secondary explosions and very light personnel losses. In the afternoon 12 X PB4Y and 4 X Kittyhawk III dropped by and did very light damage to the airstrip.

Naha was attacked by Allied aircraft and a Liberator went down and 5 more were damaged. Another strike had a Liberator damaged as the port was hit again .The port was very heavily damaged, there were a great many secondary explosions reported and casualties were moderate.

At Kweiyang the IJA 35th Division was pounced on by Chinese planes and 5 B-25Js were damaged as they inflicted heavy losses on the unit. The IJA 36th Division was also hit by the Chinese aircraft and 8 Mitchells were damaged. The unit took moderately heavy casualties. The IJA 69th Division downed a Mitchell and damaged 7 as it absorbed moderate losses from the strike. Chinese artillery heaped heavy casualties on the Japanese.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division suffered through it's daily air strike that inflicted moderate troop losses.

At Linhsi the Soviet 49th Rifle Corps was pounced on by 7 X Sally (4 damaged) and 12 X Randy (7 damaged). The unit had very light casualties.

The 6th Chinese Cavalry Corps, 165 miles SW of Chungking, was struck by 26 X Judy for moderate losses.

77 miles N of Teloekbetoeng the 7th Armoured Tank Brigade was attacked by 39 X Frances and 2 X Frank. 19 X Thunderbolt II and 16 X P-47D tore into the Japanese planes just after they had finished with their attack. The unit had moderately heavy casualties, the Japanese lost 21 X Frances and 2 X Frank and the Allies had 4 Thunderbolts damaged. As more Allied troops stormed across the river they took very heavy losses and the Japanese had moderate casualties.

28 miles E of Aomori 3 X A-26B went after an AK, but failed to hit it. Later 15 X B-25J and 3 X P-38J attacked 3 AK, hitting one of them with a bomb that started a fire. In the late afternoon 17 X B-25J (1 damaged) and 3 X A-26B attacked the Japanese shipping in the area.
AK Nichiman Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AK Menado Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire
The SS Permit failed in it's attempt to attack an AK and 2 MSWs as the sun set.

Near Padang the unloading ships were attacked by 4 X Betty, 9 X Peggy and 18 X Frank who were intercepted by 8 X Spitfire VIII, 12 X Thunderbolt II and 6 X Mosquito FB.VI. A Betty (2 damaged), 9 Peggys and 4 Franks will never bother anybody ever again and 2 Spitfires, 2 Thunderbolts and 2 Mosquitoes were damaged. The TK Empire Onyx was hit by a Kamikaze Peggy and was sinking.

Palembang was raided by 27 X Mosquito FB.VI (2 damaged), 12 X Barracuda (1 damaged) and 12 X Thunderbolt II for light airstrip damage, a couple of secondary explosions were observed, 4 Tinas were destroyed and troop losses were placed at very light.

Near Ominato a Rufe was on patrol when 6 X A-26B and 52 X P-38J arrived. The Rufe was shot down and the bombers attacked 2 PCs, hitting each with a bomb that triggered a fire on one of them. Later 12 X B-25J and 8 X P-38J attacked a PC, hitting it with 6 bombs that clobbered the vessel, sending it to the bottom.

At Malang both sides traded artillery barrages with the Japanese taking moderate casualties and the Allies having light losses.

At Harbin the Japanese artillery inflicted light losses on the Russians who replied with their big guns dishing out very heavy casualties to the Japanese .

At Chihfeng the Russian assault took the base as the Japanese defenders were swept aside. The Japanese had moderately heavy losses and the Soviets took moderate casualties. The Japanese retreated towards Jehol.

Recon flights off of the Japanese coast report that there were sinking ships from yesterday's air attacks.

Stalin looks over the reports and orders some vodka to celebrate the victory over the Japanese. Some of the officers stare at one another and nod knowing that the Japanese force evicted from Chihfeng was simply overpowered by a hugely superior force. They wonder what's going to happen if the defenses at Harbin don't crumble soon.

Sam is sitting under a tree overlooking the airfield, like he usually does. The difference is that this time he's crying as he says, “They left us here. They just up anchored and left.” Frankie sits looking at Sam and licks at the tears running down his cheeks. A quick glance would confirm that there are no ships at Tori Shima today and Sam had held hopes of leaving this island finally

Jay and Al have escaped from KP duties and Jay tells Al again that they don't need any more trouble. “Hell, with the war and all the last thing we need is you getting creative and landing us in any more hot water.” No sooner has Jay stopped talking than Al breaks out in a big grin and produces a few cans of peaches. Jay rolls his eyes and suggests that they hurry back to their area and share the spoils with the rest of the squad.

Victory Points Allied 113404 (24494 Strategic) Japanese 47867





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October 31, 1945 Formosa

Intel

6028 men are based at Pusan.
8th Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
57th Heavy AA Battalion is located at Hungnam.
North Chishima Fortress is located at Paramushiro Jima.
1st Reserve Tank Regiment is located at Kitakyushu.
156th Division is located at Kagoshima.
Elements of the 3rd Mongolian Cavalry Division are located at Homan.
3247 men are based at Anshan.
118th IJA Base Force is located at Ichang.
4th Air Division is located at Bandoeng.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 15 LCUs 196240/2301/226
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Hengchow 2 LCUs 12320/75/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Songkhia 1 LCU 0/8/115
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Kadina 13 LCUs 50420/509/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Naha 12 LCUs 81600/841/16

Combat

The SS Corvina attacked an AK 26 miles E of Aomori, but failed to hit the already damaged vessel.

Ed's Old Gals conducted a naval bombardment of Naha that caused negligible to the airstrip, light port damage, a couple of secondary explosions were observed and casualties were extremely heavy. The IJA 51st Ind. Mixed Brigade, had very light losses from an air strike. The IJA 47th Division took heavy casualties from Allied planes who hit it twice.

23 miles SE of Aomori the SS Permit attacked an AK, hitting it with 2 torpedoes, sinking it. In the afternoon 16 X B-25J jumped the ships in the area.
AP Mogamigawa Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Otake Maru 4 bomb hits, sunk
Then another strike composed of 17 X B-25J, 9 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 29 X P-38J hit the shipping.
AK Okinoyama Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Nichinan Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Yamanami Maru 9 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Taigyo Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage

Hamamatsu had a single Zeke up when 36 X B-29 arrived. The Zeke stayed a healthy distance from the big bombers and the AA fire damaged 2 of them as they hit the Nakajima engine plant. Then another wave of bombers, 78 X B-29, arrived a short time later and the Zeke stayed away as the flak damaged 1 big silver bird. This attack was also on the Nakajima engine plant. A third strike of 38 X B-29 came on and the Zeke watched them from a afar and the ground fire was ineffective this time around. Overall the Nakajima engine plant was heavily damaged.

Mutanchiang was raided by 6 X Tu-2S (2 damaged) for negligible airfield damage, a secondary explosion was claimed and personnel losses were heavy. Later in the morning 112 X B-24D (1 downed, 17 damaged) and 42 X B-24J (5 damaged) arrived on the scene and they clobbered the airfield for extremely heavy damage, a huge number of secondary explosions were seen and casualties were very heavy.

Bangkok was attacked by 48 X Mosquito FB.VI (2 downed, 16 damaged) and 11 X Thunderbolt II in the morning and in the afternoon 135 X Liberator VI (18 damaged) hit and combined the heavy industry was moderately damaged.

Palembang was hit by 27 X Liberator VI (1 downed, 1 damaged) and 27 X Thunderbolt II for extremely light airstrip damage, 2 Tinas were left burning and troop losses were negligible. In the late afternoon 25 X Mosquito FB.VI (1 damaged), 12 X Barracuda (2 damaged) and 12 X Thunderbolt II hit for light airfield damage, a few secondary explosions were reported, 2 Tinas were trashed and casualties were light.

Kadina was struck by Allied planes twice and the AA fire damaged 4 Liberators in return for very heavy port damage, a very large number of secondary explosions and moderate casualties.

At Kweiyang the IJA 36th Division damaged 8 B-25Js as it took moderate losses in an air attack. The IJA 59th Division downed a Mitchell and damaged 4 others as it absorbed moderate casualties. The Japanese had heavy losses from the Chinese artillery.

The 6th Chinese Cavalry Corps, 140 miles SE of Chungking, was jumped by 26 X Judy who inflicted light losses on the unit.

Near Ominato 4 X B-25J hit an MSW with 2 bombs that did heavy damage and triggered fires. A short time later 3 X A-26B hit an AP with 2 bombs with similar results. At around midday 32 X B-25J (2 damaged), 5 X A-26B and 66 X P-38J arrived and they raised hell with the Japanese shipping.
AK Tatsuju Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Esashi Maru 1 bomb hit
AK Kusuyama Maru 1 bomb hit
AK Aoki Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Takatsu Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire
AK Terukawa Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
In the afternoon 9 X B-25J and 3 X P-38J got in on the action.
AK Nichiman Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AK Kagu Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire
AK Shiretoko Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
The Americans then threw 3 X B-25J into the battle, but they came up empty.

At Tokyo a gaggle of 1 X Reppu, 2 X Shinden, 48 X Frank and 29 X Tony were attacked by 101 X P-51D and the bloodbath was over within minutes. A Reppu, a Shinden, 44 Franks and 21 Tonys were splashed while 8 Mustangs were shot down and another was damaged.

At Malang both sides traded artillery barrages with the Japanese having moderate losses and the Allies took light casualties. Japanese transport planes were intercepted by Allied fighters.

The artillery exchanges at Harbin saw the Soviets taking very light losses and the Japanese had extremely heavy casualties.

77 miles N of Teloekbetoeng the Japanese artillery did no harm despite their best efforts. Then the Allied troops attacked, forcing the Japanese to retreat towards Palembang. The Japanese had very heavy losses and the Allied troops took moderate casualties.

“I can't believe it. The dog really is lucky. What's the beast going to spend his money on?” Those were some of the comments as the convoy split up and the Palawan plods on to Lucky's pick in the pool. Cookie suggests that the dog will probably give his money to Red for investment after buying something special for his 4 legged friend.

Stalin is angry. “Where did the Japanese learn that we were going to attack? How did they move 250,000 men into Harbin before were could get there? I was told that their pullback gave us the advantage and that taking Harbin would be easy.” A general is quietly escorted from the room by a pair of security men. A brave colonel speaks up and says that with a little luck Harbin can be turned into Japan's Stalingrad. Stalin asks the man to expand on his thoughts.

Slim is listening to the snow job being shoveled at the meeting as he rubs his stacking swivel. The tension is unbearable, but now he knows that the 2nd Marine Division will not be a part of Operation Thunder. They will be the tip of the spear for an Operation called Lightning. Eventually they'll get the dope on that, probably when they're en route and not before because of security concerns. Like he or the lads would even have a chance of talking to somebody that could leak word of what they were up to.

Sam stares at the planes flying in an out of Tori Shima and decides that being a pilot, though not without risk, is better than being a foot soldier. When he returns to his squad a debate begins about who is better off. “The Navy has great chow,” says one of the guys and another says that when a ship gets hit you have to survive that just to get into the water and then you need to survive that too. “Pilots have it easy as they always get to sleep in a decent place,” says somebody else. Then the argument about getting shot down begins as making it to the ground is only part of surviving. “What if you're behind enemy lines or over water when you go down?” asks someone else. “I should've been in tanks,” says yet another of the guys and they agree that the Japs aren't to good at killing the Army's armor as long as the infantry is around to protect them. Sam finally says that despite it all he'd rather be a civilian, having a cold beer and sleeping in a clean, dry place all of the time. They all nod at that and the conversation turns to when they'll get off of Tori Shima.

Victory Points Allied 113691 (24638 Strategic) Japanese 47905







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November 1, 1945 Near Naha

Intel

6657 men are based at Saigon.
Kwantung Defense Brigade is located at Changchun.
104th IJN Base Force is located at Osumi.
Elements of the 1st Mongolian Cavalry Division are located at Paotang.
5053 men are based at Wonsan.
3rd FF Construction Battalion is located at Anshan.
9th Division is located at Mukden.
Tone Hvy Gun Regiment is located at Changkufeng.
105th IJA Base Force is located at Mukden.
31st Heavy AA Battalion is located at Aomori.
54th Division is located at Kitakyushu.

Recon

Pe-2R takes recon photos of Harbin 15 LCUs 198500/2286/191
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Nanning 9 fighters,6 aux, 3 LCUs 6200/75/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Krung Thep 9 LCUs 40640/371/0
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Palembang 1 X CA, 1 X AP, 11 fighters, 15 aux, 10 LCUs 26160/232/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Soerabaja 6 LCUs 6740/53/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Kadina 13 LCUs 50360/524/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Naha 12 LCUs 82080/828/17

Combat

The SS Bumper was attacked 19 miles SE of the Amami Group by 2 DDs who gave her a rough time of it. The sub will now make for port with moderate systems damage and heavy flooding.

Near Naha a night time surface engagement erupted when the IJN suddenly appeared and mixed it up with Ed's Old Gals.
Japanese Ships
BB Hiei 2 shell hits
BB Kirishima 6 shell hits, 2 torpedo hits, on fire
CA Ashigara 3 shell hits
CA Mogami
CL Sendai 1 shell hit
CL Isuzu 1 shell hit
DD Teruzuki
DD Yoizuki
DD Haruzuki 9 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
Allied Ships
BB Maryland 2 shell hits
BB Colorado 3 shell hits, on fire
BB Nevada 4 shell hits
BB Oklahoma 2 shell hits
BB Arizona 2 shell hits
BB Pennsylvania
BB Tennessee 4 shell hits
CA Vincennes 3 shell hits
CL Honolulu 2 shell hits
DD Conway 5 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Daly 3 shell hits, on fire
DD Evans
DD Foote
DD Franks 3 shell hits
DD Albert Grant
Ed was roaring curses as he knew that his orders were to linger and bombard again in at dawn. His ships entered the engagement low on ammunition and now they failed to break contact.
Japanese Ships
BB Hiei 4 shell hits, on fire
BB Kirishima 4 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
CA Ashigara 1 shell hit
CA Mogami 5 shell hits, on fire
CL Sendai
CL Isuzu
DD Teruzuki
DD Yoizuki 3 shell hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Haruzuki 14 shell hits,sunk
Allied Ships
BB Maryland 3 shell hits, on fire
BB Colorado 3 shell hits, on fire
BB Nevada 1 shell hit
BB Oklahoma 1 shell hits
BB Arizona
BB Pennsylvania
BB Tennessee 3 shell hits
CA Vincennes 2 shell hits
CL Honolulu
DD Conway, on fire, heavy damage
DD Daly, on fire, heavy damage
DD Evans
DD Foote
DD Franks 1 shell hit
DD Albert Grant

At Naha the IJA 47th Division was struck by 35 X B-24D and 109 X B-24J for heavy casualties.

The SS Permit, 41 miles SE of Ominato, attacked a lone AK, scoring with 2 torpedo hits that caused the ship to sink. In the late morning the sub found and attacked a TK that was without an escort. A torpedo hit home and caused it to break in two, both parts sinking in short order.

The SS Sawfish was detected and attacked by 6 DDs 24 miles N of the Amami Group. She is now heading for port with very light systems damage and some sprung valves. In the late morning 15 X PB4Y (11 damaged) and 13 X P-51D attacked and hit what was thought to have been the CVE Chigusa Maru with 3 bombs that started some fires.

Hamamatsu was struck by 75 X B-29 and the Zeke that was on patrol tried to attack them only to get damaged by the concentrated defensive fire of the bombers. The AA damage 12 of the big planes and they dropped their bombs on the Nakajima engine factory doing moderate damage to it.

Hiroshima/Kure was caught unawares by 24 X B-29 who hit the heavy industry for moderate damage.

Mutanchiang was raided by 7 X Tu-2S (4 damaged) for extremely light airstrip damage and moderate casualties. The IJA 19th Division had light losses and a Tu-2S was damaged in an air attack.

Bangkok was hit by 132 X Liberator VI (1 downed, 11 damaged) for extremely light damage to the heavy industry.

Kadina had it's port take moderate damage in an air strike and there were lots of secondary explosions seen.

Near Kweiyang the IJA 36th Division damaged 4 Mitchells and absorbed moderate casualties. The IJA 59th Division suffered an air raid in which it damaged 5 Mitchells, but had moderate losses. The Chinese poured out of their defensive positions and assaulted the Japanese. Both sides sustained extremely heavy casualties with some of the Japanese pulling up stakes and retreating towards Kweilin.

At Harbin the IJA 11th Division was pounced on by 31 X Pe-2, 31 X P-39Q (1 downed, 4 damaged), 77 X P-63A (3 damaged) and 50 X MiG-3 for heavy troop losses. Later 11th Division was pounded by 45 X Tu-2S (1 damaged), 49 X Pe-2 (2 damaged), 24 X P-63A (1 downed, 3 damaged) and 46 X Yak-3. The unit was then attacked by 56 X Tu-2S (1 damaged) for a combined net of very heavy casualties. The 108th Division was attacked by 18 X Pe-2, 6 X Tu-2S, 9 X P-63A (3 damaged) and 15 X Yak-3 for moderately heavy losses. The Japanese artillery caused extremely light Russian casualties. The Soviet response inflicted very heavy losses on the Japanese with a huge bombardment.

At Linhsi the 49th Rifle Corps was raided by 13 X Sally (6 damaged) and 11 X Randy (4 damaged) and the unit absorbed moderate casualties.

142 miles SE of Chungking the 6th Chinese Cavalry Corps was hit by 23 X Judy for moderate losses.

Near Ominato 3 X B-25J attacked an AP, but failed to hit it. Nearby 3 X A-26B had similar luck with an AK. A short time later 19 X B-25J, 4 X A-26B and 46 X P-38J attacked Japanese shipping.
AK Kusuyama Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Nitiyu Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire
In the afternoon 9 X B-25J (1 damaged) hit an AK with 2 bombs for heavy damage and fires. A little later 3 X B-25J hit an AK with 3 bombs that caused it to sink. In the late afternoon 3 X B-25J hit a PC with a bomb that triggered fires and caused heavy damage. At about the same time 9 X B-25J attacked a pair of PCs nearby, but failed to hit the wildly maneuvering craft. Then 4 X A-26B and 39 X P-38J attacked and hit a PC with a bomb that started a fire and did heavy damage. Within sight of this 5 X B-25J jumped an AK and hit it with a bomb that started a fire. Then 3 X A-26B attacked an AK, hitting it with a bomb for heavy damage and fires. Just over the horizon 14 X B-25J and 2 X P-38J attacked a pair of AKs, failing to hit either of the previously damaged vessels. A PB2Y spotted and AK and claimed a hit that killed the ship.

41 miles E of Kadina 11 X PB4Y and 5 X P-51D attacked the IJN warships, but didn't score any hits.

252 miles NW of Tori Shima 13 X Betty tried to penetrate the CAP over the American fleet. 638 X F6F and 118 F4U-1D made short work of them and 3 Hellcats were damaged. At almost the same time 12 X Grace made an attempt on a different axis of attack on to be thwarted by the CAP. All of the Japanese planes were splashed. Within a few minutes another raid made up of 13 X Grace and 12 X Betty valiantly tried for the American warships. The CAP shot down all of the Graces and 8 of the Bettys in return for 4 damaged Hellcats. Then the Japanese threw 6 X Grace at the fleet only to lose all of them for no return. Later 8 X Judy tried and died. Just before sundown 11 X Betty made a half hearted attempt and lost 2 planes as they ran when intercepted. A Hellcat was damaged.

Near Padang 3 X Betty and 21 X Frank went after the unloading Allied ships. 13 X Thunderbolt II, 10 X Spitfire VIII and 13 X Mosquito FB.VI were up and intercepted them. 3 Bettys and 5 Franks were destroyed and a Thunderbolt was lost, but the ships weren't harmed.

87 miles NW of Naha 21 X Judy attacked Ed's Old Gals and hit the BB Colorado with a bomb that started a fire. 2 Judys were shot down and 9 were damaged. Ed fumed about the lack of the promised fighter cover.

Malang was hit by Allied planes and the defensive fire damaged a Helldiver, a TBF and 10 TBMs as they failed to damage any facilities. There were some secondary explosions reported and casualties were placed at moderate. The Japanese artillery caused negligible Allied losses and they in turn took moderate casualties from the Allied barrages.

33 miles SE of Matsuyama 107 X SBD (1 damaged), 50 X SB2C, 96 X TBF (1 downed), 64 X TBM (3 damaged), 202 X F6F and 39 X F4U-1D struck a CVL pegged as the Chiyoda with 10 bombs and 2 fish spelling doom for the ravaged ship. A little later 12 X SBD, 15 X TBM and 12 X F6F arrived, but there was nothing around to attack. The DDs were gone as was the CVL. Nearby 12 X SBD, 55 X SB2C (1 damaged), 36 X TBF, 18 X TBM and 32 X F6F found a retiring DD and managed a bomb hit for heavy damage and a fire. Her skipper masterfully avoided the bombs and torpedoes with a generous dose of luck thrown in.

19 miles NW of Naha 11 X Judy attacked and hit the DD Conway with 2 bombs that heavily damaged her and ignited some fires the ultimately cost the ship her life as the crew had to scuttle her.

Japanese transport flights into and out of Palembang were intercepted by Allied fighters.

In the surface action Ed was seriously wounded as the bridge took a couple of smaller caliber rounds. He refused to leave the bridge until he knew that the Maryland was OK and that command was reestablished with the TF. The toll on his TF was not pretty.
BB Maryland moderate systems damage, moderate flooding and light fires
BB Colorado moderate systems damage, light flooding and very light fires
BB Oklahoma negligible systems damage and a very small fire
BB Tennessee very small fire
DD Daly heavy systems damage, moderate flooding and moderate fires
The extent of Ed's injuries aren't fully known, but he is now drifting in and out of consciousness. Once they reach port he will be transferred to a proper medical facility.

The AK Empire Gambia was scuttled and her crew rowed to the nearby Pagai Island to await pickup. The captain of the ship hasn't been seen since the men took to the boats.

Reports of sinking Japanese ships flowed in throughout the day from patrol aircraft.

Bill can't believe it as the Navy finally remembered that his ship and the New Jersey have been rusting away and now they have sailing orders. Later Bill heard about the battle between the IJN and Ed's ships and he hopes that Ed is OK after hearing that the Maryland, his flagship, was hit hard. He tried to find out more, but there is nothing available at the present time and he has much to do before the Mighty Mo departs. He makes a point of passing the word about getting mail ashore before they sail. He has no time to write to Sandy, but that'll keep.

British intelligence reported that Hitler probably committed suicide on April 30th after marrying Eva Braun.


Victory Points Allied 114073 (24642 Strategic) Japanese 47714

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November 2, 1945 Madioen

Intel

1st Reserve Tank Regiment is located at Kitakyushu.
109th Division is located at Alor Star.
Elements of the 9th Mongolian Cavalry Division are planning for an attack on Tabun-Nur.
Elements of the 1st Ind. Brigade are located at Canton.
1st Guards Division is located at Wakkanai.
34471 men are based at Hamamatsu.
14th Area Army is planning for an attack on Eniwetok.
14838 men are based at Matsuyama.
24th AA Regiment is located at Nagasaki.
23rd Engineer Regiment is located at Inch'on.
13610 men are based at Nagaoka.
68th Construction Battalion is located at Hamamatsu.

Recon

Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Wuchow 3 LCUs 14160/147/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tavoy 11 LCUs 70320/675/7
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Soerabaja 5 fighters, 20 bombers, 7 aux, 6 LCUs 8720/62/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Kadina 13 LCUs 51500/501/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Naha 12 LCUs 84520/772/13

Combat

Near Ominato a PB2Y spotted an AK and claimed a hit. Later another Coronado attacked an AK and also reported a hit. In the afternoon a PBM attacked an AK, claiming a hit. A PBM Mariner spotted a PC, attacked and hit it with a bomb. A PB2Y spotted, attacked and hit a previously damaged AK. In the late afternoon a PB2Y attacked and hit an AK in the same area. Ominato was hit by 104 X B-24D (17 damaged) and 57 X P-38J. The bombers hit the harbor area hard for heavy port damage, some secondary explosions were observed, light personnel losses and the ships got pounded too.
AK Tatebe Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW W.19 12 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Kongo Maru #2 8 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Wa 5 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Kyo Maru #5 8 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW W.18 12 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Wa 103 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW W.8 11 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW Wa 13 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
MSW W.2 4 bomb hits, sunk
Another strike made up of 30 X B-24J (11 damaged), 61 X P-51D and 36 X P-38J visited in the late morning and caused moderate damage to the port, triggered a couple of secondary explosions, inflicted negligible casualties and pounded the ships.
AK Tatebe Maru 3 bomb hits, sunk
MSW W.19 1 bomb hit, on fire, sunk
MSW Kyo Maru #5 5 bomb hits, sunk
MSW Kongo Maru #2 5 bomb hits, sunk
MSW Wa 5 1 bomb hit, sunk
MSW W.18 3 bomb hits, sunk
MSW W.8 3 bomb hits, sunk
MSW Wa 13 2 bomb hits, sunk
MSW Wa 103 3 bomb hits, sunk

Near Niigata a PBM Mariner attacked and hit an AK.

The SS Nautilus, 148 miles W of Nagasaki, ran afoul of 11 DDs who detected her and prosecuted a deadly attack. A little later 7 X B-25J (6 damaged) and 8 X P-38J attacked the BB Hiei, but failed to hit the ship. The Nautilus is heading for home with heavy systems damage and heavy flooding.

The SS Entemedor, 82 miles E of Johore, was hunted and attacked by 1 X PG and 5 X PC. The sub endured a pounding and found an opening to attack and hit the PG with a torpedo that did heavy damage and ignited fires. The PCs continued with their attacks. She is now making for home with light systems damage and minimal flooding.

Allied troops landed at Madioen taking extremely heavy casualties.

16 miles W of Kadina the SS Sawfish was stalked by 6 DDs, but the sub managed to evade detection and eluded her would be attackers.

12 miles W of Sinkep Island the SS Blueback caught hell from 3 PCs who sank the sub. Nearby 10 X Barracuda (1 damaged), 9 X Spitfire VIII, 13 X Corsair IV and 6 X Firefly hit a PG with a torpedo that triggered a blaze. Another strike followed made up of 2 X Mosquito FB.VI, 6 X Corsair IV and 3 X Firefly, but they failed to achieve any hits.

Changchun was attacked by 164 X B-29 and the CAP of 1 X Zeke, 1 X Frank and 8 X Tony tried to stop them. A Zeke, 2 Tonys (4 damaged) were shot down and a Frank was damaged in the fight. 2 B-29s were lost and 17 were damaged by the fighters and flak. The heavy industry was heavily damaged. The Japanese took heavy losses from the Soviet artillery barrages. The 7th Guards Mechanized Corps was attacked by 21 X Ann (10 damaged), 12 X Sonia (1 downed, 8 damaged), 7 X Sally (4 damaged) and 11 X Randy (1 downed). The unit had moderate losses.

Hiroshima/Kure was bombed by 143 X B-29 (10 damaged) for heavy damage to it's heavy industry.

Mutanchiang was raided by 9 X Tu-2S (1 downed, 2 damaged) and they caused negligible damage to the airstrip, a secondary explosion was claimed and troop losses were moderate. The IJA 7th Mixed Brigade damaged 5 X Tu-2S and had extremely light casualties.

Bangkok was blasted by 121 X Liberator VI (14 damaged) for very heavy airfield damage, some secondary explosions were reported and casualties were very heavy.

Kadina felt the wrath of 111 X B-24J who did heavy damage to the port, ignited a very large number of secondary explosions and inflicted moderate losses.

At Kweiyang the IJA 35th Division damaged 2 Mitchells as the Chinese planes dished out light casualties to the unit. The IJA 36th Division also damaged a pair of B-25Js as it absorbed negligible losses. The Japanese had heavy casualties from the Chinese artillery.

At Harbin the IJA 11th Division was attacked by Russian aircraft twice and they damaged 17 P-63As and 6 P-39Qs while taking moderate losses. The IJA 108th Division had moderate casualties from an air strike that suffered 2 P-63As lost and 4 damaged and 3 P-39Qs were also damaged.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division took moderate casualties from an air attack.

Near Kadina 111 X B-25J (2 downed, 15 damaged), 60 X A-26B (1 downed, 10 damaged), 18 X P-51D, 4X P-47D and 98 X P-38J went after the IJN TF for the following results.
BB Hyuga 7 bomb hits, on fire
BB Yamato 12 bomb hits, on fire
BB Mutsu 7 bomb hits, on fire
A short time later 2 X PB4Y (2 damaged), 7 X P-51D and 11 X P-38J hit the Mutsu with a bomb. Another strike hit just before noon as the 23 X PB4Y (2 damaged) and 8 X P-51D rained their loads onto the big ships.
BB Mutsu 4 bomb hits, on fire
BB Yamato, on fire
BB Hyuga 1 bomb hit, on fire
Then 11 X PB4Y came on and 3 took damage as they hit the BB Hyuga with 2 bombs.

Near Padang 3 X Betty went after the Allied ships and 3 X Spitfire VIII, 6 X Thunderbolt II and 6 X Mosquito FB.VI gave chase, destroying a Betty. The TK Empire Airman suffered a torpedo hit and was on fire with heavy damage.

Malang was struck by Allied planes and 2 Helldivers and 15 Avengers were damaged as they inflicted moderate troop losses on the Japanese. Japanese artillery accounted for very light Allied casualties and they in turn took moderate losses from the Allied artillery.

The Japanese TF about 193 miles E of Wenchow was attacked by 24 X B-25J (10 damaged).
CL Sendai
CA Ashigara 1 bomb hit
CL Isuzu 1 bomb hit, on fire
Another strike came in on the ships and a Mitchell went down and 4 more were damaged.
DD Ume
DD Tochi
DD Kuwa 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
DD Shii 5 bomb hits, sunk
DD Kaba 1 bomb hit, on fire
DD Hatsuume
DD Yaezakura

Near Sinkep Island 25 X Mosquito FB.VI (2 damaged) attacked some Japanese ships.
AK Shinyubari Maru 1 bomb hit
PG Tamo Maru #6 1 bomb hit
AK Sakae Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
PG Takunan Maru #3
AK Hachirogata Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire

91 miles NW of Kadina 26 X PB4Y (2 downed, 9 damaged), 12 X P-51D and 10 X P-38J appeared and the BB Kirishima was struck 8 times by bombs. The ship is heavily damaged and burning. Looking for the kill 15 X B-29 (4 damaged), 16 X P-51D and 7 X P-38J hit the Kirishima with 7 more bombs. All B-29s were assigned to stand down or are on city attack status. Why this happens occasionally is a mystery.

Artillery exchanges at Harbin caused the Japanese very heavy losses and very light Soviet casualties.

Patrol aircraft reported sinking ships along the Japanese coast.

Ed is carefully carried from the Maryland to a shore hospital at Takao. The extent of his injuries won't be fully known until later today. He is slipping in and out of consciousness and he asks about his men and his ships.

The Mighty Mo and the New Jersey along with their escorts steam on a NNW heading. Nothing in the orders alluded to anything other than relocating the ships to Takao. Bill knows that it's wrong to assume, but everything points to operations where the fast BBs will either be screening the CVs or that a battle fleet is being assembled to deal with the newly aggressive IJN. One or the other, Bill doesn't care as he expected to be called on because things are practically on Japan's doorstep and if the Japanese don't fight now they never will.

Elaine sets the letter from Gil aside and wonders if he'll ever come back. It seems so long since they last saw each other. Tonight she's going out with some friends and her sister. She needs to get out of the house and have some fun.

Victory Points Allied 114183 (24680 Strategic) Japanese 48019

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91 miles NW of Kadina 26 X PB4Y (2 downed, 9 damaged), 12 X P-51D and 10 X P-38J appeared and the BB Kirishima was struck 8 times by bombs. The ship is heavily damaged and burning. Looking for the kill 15 X B-29 (4 damaged), 16 X P-51D and 7 X P-38J hit the Kirishima with 7 more bombs.


And it isn't confirmed sunk yet? I'm impressed.

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