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RE: Where Will They Invade Japan? - 4/13/2014 10:05:40 AM   
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November 24, 1945 Formosa

Intel

50776 men are based at Wakkanai.
9th Aviation Rgt is located at Changchun.
103rd IJA Base Force is located at Changchun.
Southern Fleet is located at Singapore.
51st Construction Battalion is located at Changchun.
54th Heavy AA Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
Mongol Army is located at Sasebo.
4th Air Army is located at Tokyo.
56831 men are based at Nagoya.
21st Division is located at Gili Gili.
122nd IJA Base Force is located at Victoria Point.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe 1 X AP, 4 X AK, 15 LCUs 19260/224/2
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Siemrem Reap vacant
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tavoy 11 LCUs 57200/476/13
Walrus takes recon photos of Palembang 1 X DE, 2 X AP, 2 aux, 15 LCUs 38260/323/131
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Jesselton vacant
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs

Combat


The SS Bluefish underwent an ASW attack about 147 miles E of Singapore made by 2 IJN DDs. With some systems damage and moderate flooding the sub is now going to make for port.

Allied troops unloaded over the beach at Merak taking heavy casualties.

Okayama was bombed by 42 X B-29 (1 downed, 2 damaged), 37 X B-24J (1 damaged), 37 X B-24D (1 downed, 3 damaged and 54 X P-38J. The Lightnings were busy taking care of the CAP of 14 X George, 25 X Frank, 3 X Tony and 6 X Randy in what turned into a real furball. 14 Georges, 14 Franks, 3 Tonys and 6 Randys were splashed was the big Allied fighters kept the Japanese planes away from the bombers at the cost of 5 Lightnings lost and another damaged. The AA fire was heavy and fairly accurate, but that didn't stop the bombs from raining their loads down on the target. Another raid followed and 22 Georges, 2 Randys and 1 Tony made a weak effort to stop the 111 X B-29, 82 X B-24J and 93 X P-51D. All of the Japanese planes were shot down and all of the Allied aircraft departed intact after doing their deadly work. A third wave of 75 X B-29 (3 damaged) came on and added to the carnage. The onslaught continued as 69 X B-29 (1 damaged) arrived and pounded the target. Finally the last of the raiders showed up and the 86 X B-29 (5 damaged) added to the woes of the Japanese. The damage done to the ship repair yard was devastatingly heavy as it was a smoldering ruin by the end of the day.

Nagoya had 15 X Frank and 9 X Tony flying when 186 X B-29 arrived. 6 Franks (3 damaged) and 1 Tony (4 damaged) were shot down as they ripped into the bomber formations. 4 Superforts were lost and 22 took damage from the fighters and the flak. The ship repair yard was lightly damaged.

Harbin's airfield was moderately damaged, a couple of secondary explosions erupted and personnel losses were light from an attack made by 66 X Tu-2S (2 damaged) and 61 X Yak-3.

Pontianak was visited by 9 X PB4Y who hit an AK with a bomb that did heavy damage and caused fires to break out.

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

At Kadina the IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade absorbed heavy losses from an air raid. The IJA 60th Ind. Mixed Brigade was tagged by Allied aircraft for moderate casualties. The IJA 64th Ind. Mixed Brigade was ripped for very heavy losses due to Allied planes.

At the crossroads the 20th Chinese Corps was struck by 11 X Frances for light casualties.

Near Kadina 8 X Jake and 2 X Frank ran afoul of 14 X F6F and 5 X P-38J who downed all of the Japanese planes. The Allied ships were never in any real danger.

At Nanning 15 X P-40N swept in and attacked 5 X Reppu, 2 X Nick and 3 X Tony. A Reppu, a Nick and a Tony were shot down and all of the Chinese planes returned home intact.

Tavoy underwent an air raid in which 4 Mosquito FB.VIs were damaged and there were some secondary explosions seen.

At Soerabaja 4 X PB4Y took damage as the port was lightly damaged and there were very light casualties. The Allied artillery inflicted heavy troop losses on the Japanese defenders.

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

At Malang Allied artillery caused moderate Japanese casualties.

With another mission under their belts the Lucky 11 wearily leave the debriefing and head for some chow. With some food in him Gil flops onto his cot, but sleep won't come. He decides to write a letter to Elaine. Once he's done he puts his head on the pillow and dropped off to sleep.

Jay is in a state of shock as he listens to what is being said. When the officer finishes Jay proclaims that he had no idea what Al had been doing. “I knew nothing and had no part in it,” he said and continued, “Search my gear, you'll find only my stuff.” It seems that Al was gathering watches, rings and other small items of value from the men in his unit. Jay figures that it'll be a long time before Al gets his freedom.

“So until we board the ships nobody leaves the base for any reason without orders to do so.” With that the meeting breaks up and as usual the NCOs will spread the word. Slim knows that this'll make the lads an unhappy bunch. What he wants to know is where they will invade Japan.

Victory Points Allied 125989 (33190 Strategic) Japanese 48718


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RE: Will Be Hitting Japn - 4/14/2014 10:53:28 PM   
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November 25, 1945 Merak

Intel

24695 men are based at Kanazawa.
Maizuru Base Force is located at Maizuru.
Hensui Construction Battalion is located at Sasebo.
69th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Osaka/Kobe.
Chinhae Bay Fortress is located at Pusan.
14th Field Artillery Regiment is located at Canton.
5th Engineer Regiment is located at Changkufeng.
53rd Heavy AA Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
10th Aviation Rgt is located at Changchun.
14928 men are based at Matsuyama.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe 6 X AP, 5 X AK, 15 LCUs 12840/151/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Saigon many ships, 2 LCUs 14260/134/4
Walrus takes recon photos of Palembang 1 X DE, 1 X AP, 3 aux, 15 LCUs 37100/316/129
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Bangkok 17 LCUs 62220/407/148
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 9340/8/0

Combat

Allied troops continued unloading over beach at Merak taking heavy casualties. After getting themselves organized the Allied force took the base against negligible opposition.

139 miles SE of Wenchow an IJN sub was attacked by an ASW TF and the DDs involved claimed some hits.

Kadina was bombarded by the USN and the Japanese took very heavy losses.

Nanning was swept by 12 X P-40N who dove into 4 X Reppu, 1 X Nick and 2 X Tony. 2 Warhawks were lost and the Japanese retired unscathed.

Ichang had a CAP of 3 X Zeke, 2 X George, 1 X Jack, 6 X Zero and 7 X Tony up when a fighter sweep arrived comprised of 12 X P-40N. A Zero was shot down and 8 Warhawks were destroyed and suddenly the fight was over with the Chinese running for home.

Palembang was raided by Allied planes and a Thunderbolt II was downed (2 damaged) as the port was lightly damaged, a secondary explosion was claimed, a Tabby was burning and casualties were light. Another strike a few hours later accomplished nothing.

Pontianak's port was lightly damaged by 9 marauding PB4Ys.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division sustained light losses in an air raid.

At Kweiyang the IJA 69th Division took moderate losses from an air strike. The IJA 65th Division was also struck by Chinese planes and the unit absorbed heavy casualties. The Japanese had very heavy losses from the Chinese artillery.

At Malang the IJA 71st Ind. Mixed Brigade was hammered by Allied planes for heavy troop losses. A Helldiver and a TBF were lost and 4 Helldivers and a TBM were damaged in the attack. The Allied big guns accounted for light Japanese casualties.

Osaka/Kobe was swept by 35 X P-51D and they mixed it up with 11 X Zeke, 4 X George, 19 X Jack, 5 X Zero, 6 X Frank, 7 X Tony and 4 X Randy. 3 Mustangs were shot down and 3 others were damaged as they shredded the Japanese for 8 Zekes, 4 Georges, 15 Jacks, 3 Zeros, 6 Franks, 6 Tonys and 2 Randys being splashed.

Batavia was visited by Allied planes who did light damage to the airfield, triggered a secondary explosion and inflicted negligible personnel losses on the Japanese.

Near Singapore the SS KXVI managed to flub an attack on a BB and 2 DDs.

At Djokjakarta the Japanese retook the base versus no Allied opposition.

Allied artillery barrages inflicted heavy losses on the Japanese defenders at Soerabaja.

The meeting at 10 Downing Street ended on a sour note because the American representative flatly stated that the United States would not now or in the foreseeable future have any more forces of any type to support any British operations. “Once Kadina falls we will be hitting Japan itself with an invasion and that will take every man, ship, tank and plane that we've got. President Truman does want you to know that forces currently fighting by your side will remain doing so,” and with the the envoy from the White House quietly sat down.

The Lucky 11 are busily discussing the bomb that they saw used on the Japanese and are wondering why more haven't been used and how the Japanese can possibly fight on after losing a city in the blink of an eye. Gil quietly mutters about their having to keep on flying missions in a war that never seems to end. The others agree and it's not just them, but the feeling is running rampant through the 20th Air Force.

Victory Points Allied 126049 (33190 Strategic) Japanese 48842


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RE: Stuck With Him - 4/16/2014 8:52:37 PM   
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Intel

1723 men are based at Seoul.
223571 men are based at Changkufeng.
7th AA Regiment is located at Gumma.
1st Mixed Regiment is located at Amoy.
Shimbu Force is located at Kadina.
6th Reserve AA Regiment is located at Wonsan.
21st Mixed Brigade is located at Tokyo.
Elements of the 5th Ind. Brigade are located at Canton.
12th Army is located at Sian.
23rd Army is planning for an attack on Kweiyang.
22nd AA Regiment is located at Osaka/Kobe.
1st Amphibious Brigade is planning for an attack on Wake Island.
Yokosuka Reserve Coastal Artillery Regiment is located at Tokyo.
3rd Ind. Brigade is planning for an attack on Chungking.

Recon

Catalina I takes recon photos of Alor Star 5 LCUs 6860/22/0
Walrus takes recon photos of Palembang 1 X DE, 2 X AP, 6 aux, 15 LCUs 37420/310/113
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 22240/34/0
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Bandoeng 1 LCU 1460/0/0
PBY Catalina takes recon photos of Paramushiro Jima 4 LCUs
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe 3 X AP, 8 X AK, 13 fighters, 18 bombers, 85 aux, 15 LCUs 62060/715/103
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs

Combat

A naval bombardment of Kadina produced moderate damage to the port, negligible damage to the airstrip, a couple of secondary explosions were observed and casualties were moderate. Then the Allied airplanes went to work hitting the port twice for extremely heavy damage, an extremely large number of secondary explosions were observed and troop losses were placed at heavy. The IJA 60th Ind. Mixed Brigade was bashed by USN planes for heavy casualties.

Takamatsu was swept by 33 X P-51D, but nobody was home.

Nagasaki was attacked by 163 X B-29, 12 damaged by the AA fire, 21 X P-51D and 20 X P-38J. As the bombers made their runs 32 X Frank made a feeble attempt to get at them and the Allied fighters shooed them away. 6 Franks were shot down and another was damaged in the skirmish and a Lightning was lost, 2 others were damaged. The ship repair yard was moderately damaged. In the afternoon 54 X P-51D chased 21 X Frank and managed to down 3 of them as the Japanese refused to fight.

Kitakyushu was struck by 121 X B-29 and 115 X P-38J and the repair shipyard was lightly damaged.

Osaka/Kobe sent 9 X Zeke, 2 X George, 6 X Jack, 5 X Zero and 2 X Tony to intercept 34 X B-29 (2 damaged), 89 X B-24J (1 downed, 7 damaged), 40 X B-24D (8 damaged) and 51 X P-38J. The Lightnings kept the Japanese fighters away from the bombers in a swirling furball that saw the Japanese suffer the loss of 9 Zeke, 2 Georges, 4 Jacks, 2 Zeros (1 damaged) and 2 Tonys. 3 Lightnings were destroyed and 2 took damage in the battle. The repair shipyard was moderately damaged.

Hiroshima/Kure was targeted by 127 X B-29 who were audaciously attacked by 4 Rufes. A Rufe went down and another was damaged before they gave up their futile mission. The ground fire claimed a Superfort and damaged 8 more as the repair shipyard was subjected to extremely light damage.

Sendai was hit by 117 X B-24D (2 damaged) and 55 X P-38J for moderate damage to the repair shipyard.

Aomori was raided by 66 X B-25J (1 damaged), 14 X A-26B and 46 X P-38J for light damage to the heavy industry.

Ominato had a CAP of 3 Rufes up when 67 Mustangs swooped in and splashed them at no cost to themselves.

Sapporo was roughed up by 179 X B-29 (1 downed, 4 damaged), 58 X B-24J (1 damaged), 18 X P-51D and 50 X P-38J for light damage to the repair shipyard.

Harbin was hit by 40 X Pe-2, 15 X Tu-2S (2 damaged) and 61 X MiG-3 for very light airfield damage.

Nanning was swept by 22 X P-51D and they chased the CAP of 4 X Reppu, 1 X Nick and 2 X Tony into the clouds. A Nick and a Tony were shot down and 2 Mustangs were lost and another damaged as the Reppus darted in and out of the clouds nipping at the American planes.

Hong Kong was attacked by 44 X PB4Y and the AA fire destroyed 1 and damaged 3 as the repair shipyard was lightly damaged.

Bangkok was visited by 159 X Liberator VI and the flak damaged 14 of them as they pounded the airfield for extremely heavy damage, there were a huge number of secondary explosions seen and personnel losses were very heavy. In the afternoon 46 X Mosquito FB.VI (7 damaged) and 10 X Thunderbolt II arrived and they caused light port damage, some secondary explosions were claimed and troop losses were very light.

At Kweiyang the IJA 35th Division took light casualties from an air raid. The IJA 65th Division had moderate losses from being bombed. The Chinese artillery inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese.

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

At Djokjakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was bombed and strafed by 21 X F4U-1, 14 X Thunderbolt II and 13 X P-40N for moderate casualties.

The Soviet 39th Rifle Corps, 22 miles SE of Mutanchiang, was jumped by 13 X Ann, 12 X Sally, 15 X Randy and 8 X Zero. 7 X Yak-3 tore into the Japanese as they were leaving. Between the flak and Russian fighters the Japanese had 5 Ann (3 damaged), 1 Sally (7 damaged), 3 Randys (9 damaged) and 8 Zeros destroyed. 2 Yaks suffered damage.

Near Ominato 6 X PB4Y went after a CVL and a DD. A Liberator was knocked down and 3 were damaged. Their bombs failed to do any damage. In the afternoon a Rufe was on patrol 49 X B-24D (1 downed, 26 damaged), 5 X PB4Y (5 damaged), 37 X B-25J (2 downed, 9 damaged), 7 X A-26B (1 downed, 3 damaged) and 54 X P-38J arrived. The Rufe valiantly died and the ships were attacked.
BB Musashi 8 bomb hits, on fire
CVL Ibuki 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
The B-24Ds were on City attack orders and did so in the morning. This flaw in the game repeatedly occurs.

Soerabaja was raided by planes for light port damage, a secondary explosion and negligible casualties and a PB4Y was damaged. Moderate losses were absorbed by the Japanese thanks to the Allied artillery barrages.

At Malang the Japanese had negligible casualties from the Allied artillery.

After talking with Sarge Jay knows that he can forget about seeing Al again. It seems the stupid fool decided to get into a fight with 2 of the guards and then when everything seemed to be cooled down he attacked an officer. Jay wonders if it was worth it knowing that Al won't have to go into combat again.

Sam is concerned about Frankie and what he'll do with the pooch when the unit heads back into combat. He's already been told that he can't take the dog where he'll be going. Now Sam is trying to figure out who can keep the dog for him while he's unable to. As he's wandering around pondering his dilemma he runs into Jim, the Sea Bee he got to know on Tori Shima. As the 2 men get reacquainted Sam tells Jim about Frankie and the problem. Jim immediately says that he'll take the dog and take good care of him. “The only problem is that how will we ever find each other when this mess finally ends?” asks Jim. Sam says that they know one another's units and that should make it easy and then he added that he trusts Jim and that the dog could do worse than get stuck with him.

Victory Points Allied 126449 (33532 Strategic) Japanese 48930


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RE: Wish For The Japanese - 4/17/2014 10:03:06 PM   
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November 27, 1945 Formosa

Intel

51st Construction Battalion is located at Changchun.
57th Division is located at Changchun.
117th IJA Base Force is located at Homan.
48th Road Construction Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
14th Division is planning for an attack on Hailar.
Elements of the 1st Ind. Brigade are located at Tientsin.
14894 men are based at Matsuyama.
3949 men are based at Osumi.
51st Road Construction Battalion is located at Changsha.
134th Division is located at Mutanchiang.
3rd Tank Div is located at Peking.
1st Reserve AA Regiment is located at Kyoto.
65th Construction Battalion is located at Kagoshima.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Tokyo 4 X AP, 1 X AK, 1 X APD, 2 X CA, 1 X SS, 71 LCUs
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe 5 X AP, 6 X AK, 15 fighters, 29 bombers, 84 aux, 15 LCUs 60760/720/103
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Saigon many ships, 2 LCUs 16780/143/3
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Krung Thep 9 LCUs 24720/202/0
Catalina I takes recon photos of Kuala Lumpur vacant
Walrus takes recon photos of Palembang 2 aux, 15 LCUs 37540/322/125
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 23320/34/0
F-5A Lightning takes recon photos of Tjilitjap vacant
PBY Catalina takes recon photos of Etorofo Jima vacant

Combat

Above Nagasaki 21 Franks were providing a CAP when 67 Mustangs arrived. The Franks headed for the clouds, losing 4 planes while downing a Mustang.

Hong Kong was hit by 54 X PB4Y (3 damaged) and 12 X P-51D for moderate repair shipyard damage.

At Kweiyang the IJA 35th Division was pounced on by 11 B-25Js for moderate casualties. The IJA 59th Division was struck by 42 X B-25J and 26 X P-40N for heavy losses. The IJA 62nd Division was hit by 14 Mitchells for moderate casualties. The Chinese artillery barrages caused very heavy Japanese troop losses.

At Soerabaja the IJA 51st Heavy AA Battalion was hammered by Allied planes for heavy personnel losses. 2 Helldivers and a Liberator VI were damaged in the attack. The Allied big guns dished out moderate Japanese casualties today.

At Kadina the IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade sustained light casualties from an air attack made on it.

At Djokakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was jumped 3 times during the day resulting in the unit absorbing moderate losses.

23 miles SE of Aomori 4X B-25J and 3 X P-38J ran afoul of 14 X Frank who were protecting the shipping. At the cost of losing 3 Franks the attack was turned away with a Mitchell and a Lightning being damaged. A little later 22 Franks tried to stop 16 X B-25J (3 downed, 10 damaged), 7 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 69 X P-38J. All of the Franks were splashed as the Lightnings lost 7 planes and had 2 damaged keeping the Japanese planes away from the bombers who punished the ships.
CVL Ibuki, on fire, heavy damage
CA Atago 1 bomb hit
BB Musashi 3 bomb hits, on fire
Later 10 X Frank intercepted 3 X A-26B and 49 X P-38J resulting in all of the Franks being splashed and 3 Lightnings were shot down, another took damage. An AP was struck by a bomb.

138 miles N of Kragen 9 X PB4Y (1 downed, 5 damaged) and 2 X P-40N hit what was suspected to have been the BB Haruna with a bomb. Later 6 X PB4Y arrived and all of them were damaged by the intense AA fire thrown up by the ships. No bombs found the mark. Another attack was made in the afternoon in which 4 PB4Ys were damaged and the BB Haruna took a bomb hit. Another 5 PB4Ys arrived a bit later and 1 went down in flames and 3 were damaged as they dropped their bombs off target.

Palembang was raided by Allied planes who did moderate damage to the airfield and there were some secondary explosions reported. 2 Mosquito FB.VIs and 2 Barracudas were damaged in the attack. Then another strike arrived and lightly damaged the port and a secondary explosion was observed.

At Malang the Allied artillery inflicted extremely light casualties on the Japanese.

Sam and Jim are now making an effort to get together every day in order for Frankie to have an easy transition. It's killing Sam and he feels guilty that he cares about the dog more that almost all of the guys in his outfit. The thought of losing Frankie, even temporarily is gnawing at him and he's used to death from the combat. Go figure, he shrugs and continues playing with the dog and Jim.

Slim is relaxing with a warm beer when one of his lads offers to hop the brew up a bit. Slim laughs and says that he doesn't want to go blind and that he'll make the sorry SOB who gets drunk and hung over tomorrow wish for the Japanese.

Gene's team still hasn't managed to latch onto anything that shows real promise, but they're keeping at it. One guy was showing a bad attitude and Gene read him the riot act when they were alone to no avail. The guy was fired and he got a letter from his draft board. That being common knowledge helps to keep his team focused as the loss of a job like this insures employment in the military.

Victory Points Allied 126507 (33532 Strategic) Japanese 49014

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RE: It'll Be Kagoshima - 4/18/2014 5:36:37 PM   
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Intel


3rd Cavarly Brigade is located at Mutanchiang.
8th Heavy Artillery Brigade is located at Mutanchiang.
121st IJNAF Base Force is planning for an attack on Naha.
13272 men are based at Aomori.
140th Division is located at Tokyo.
2nd Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Shimuzu 2 LCUs 14420/177/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe 6 X AP, 5 X AK, 15 fighters, 32 bombers, 92 aux, 15 LCUs 64360/729/114
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Camranh Bay 1 X AP, 1 X CA, 6 fighters, 4 bombers, 17 aux, 3 LCUs 12320/97/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tavoy 11 LCUs 73560/751/9
Catalina I takes recon photos of Malacca vacant
Walrus takes recon photos of Palembang 6 aux, 15 LCUs 37140/307/139
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 23520/39/0
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs

Combat

A naval bombardment of Kadina inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade was jumped by aircraft for light losses. The IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade was shredded by planes for very heavy casualties.

Sapporo was attacked by 31 X B-24J (10 damaged) and 15 X P-51D who did moderate damage to the airfield, triggered a secondary explosion, destroyed 2 X Frances, a Grace and 2 X Betty and personnel losses were very light.

Hong Kong was bombed by 42 X B-29 (3 damaged) and 67 X P-38J for moderate damage to the repair shipyard.

Balikpapan was raided by Allied planes and a B-24J was damaged by flak. There were some secondary explosions observed and casualties were negligible. Later on 49 X PB4Y (1 downed) hit for moderate port damage, some secondary explosions were reported and personnel losses were light.

At Kweiyang the IJA 35th Division was pounced on by Chinese planes for heavy troop losses. The IJA 69th Division had moderate casualties thanks to Chinese aircraft. The Chinese artillery inflicted heavy losses on the Japanese.

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

At Djokakarta the IJA27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was bombed and strafed for moderate losses and a Corsair was damaged.

20 miles N of Kragen 41 X Liberator VI, 3 X PB4Y, 16 X B-25J, 73 X A-26B (7 damaged) and 15 X P-40N attacked the Japanese ships.
BB Haruna 28 bomb hits, on fire
CA Chokai 2 bomb hits
Within an hour another attack was made by 57 X Mosquito FB.VI (2 downed, 1 damaged) and 2 X PB4Y who pounded the ships.
BB Haruna 12 bomb hits, on fire
CA Chokai 1 bomb hits, on fire
Another strike consisting of 3 X Liberator VI, 8 X B-25J, 6 X A-26B, 16 X Thunderbolt II and 8 X P-40N arrived in the afternoon and roughed up the ships some more.
DD Tanikaze 16 shell hits, 1 bomb hit, on fire
BB Haruna 2 bomb hits, on fire
DD Urakaze 16 shell hits
The Allies continued to hammer the ships as 28 X Liberator VI, 3 X PB4Y, 3 X B-25J, 48 X A-26B, 23 X F4U-1 and 7 X P-40N arrived.
BB Haruna 21 bomb hits, on fire
CA Chokai 1 bomb hit, on fire
DD Tanikaze 8 shell hits, on fire
DD Urakaze 4 shell hits
The madness ended for the day with a strike made by 43 X Mosquito FB.VI and 2 X PB4Y.
BB Haruna 9 bomb hits, on fire
CA Chokai 1 bomb hit, on fire

Palembang was hit by Allied planes for negligible airstrip damage and a Tabby was destroyed. A Mosquito FB.VI was damaged in the raid.

At Malang the Allied artillery inflicted negligible losses on the Japanese.

At Soerabaja the Allied artillery bombardment yielded heavy Japanese casualties.

An Allied assault on the Japanese defenses at Batavia took some ground. The Japanese had moderate losses and the Allied attackers absorbed very light casualties.

Sam learned that the 25th Division is finally all together in one place again. Now the question is what's to do here on Formosa that'll keep him occupied until they ship out. He's heard that a new operation is what his outfit is tagged for, but scuttlebutt being what it is, who knows. Everybody has the gut feeling that the target is Japan.

The guys are talking about what they heard today. Another bomb group has left Tinian for some base closer to Japan. “Do you think we'll ever get moved back Stateside?” asks Landy. They discuss it and finally Gil tells him that they're going to grow old here together. Then Landy asks, “So you think that this war will never end?” Brownie joins them and passes out everybody's mail that arrived in today's mail call. Gil is disappointed as he's been shut out again. He wonders why there's been no mail lately for him. Is it just a glitch in the delivery system or has Elaine stopped writing?

President Truman and his advisers conclude the meeting with the decision that the invasion of Japan will take place in the first week of January 1946. The target will be Kagoshima despite many pushing for Nagasaki.

Victory Points Allied 126533 (33532 Strategic) Japanese 49044


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RE: It'll Be Kagoshima - 4/18/2014 7:20:30 PM   
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20 miles N of Kragen 41 X Liberator VI, 3 X PB4Y, 16 X B-25J, 73 X A-26B (7 damaged) and 15 X P-40N attacked the Japanese ships.
BB Haruna 28 bomb hits, on fire
CA Chokai 2 bomb hits
Within an hour another attack was made by 57 X Mosquito FB.VI (2 downed, 1 damaged) and 2 X PB4Y who pounded the ships.
BB Haruna 12 bomb hits, on fire
CA Chokai 1 bomb hits, on fire
Another strike consisting of 3 X Liberator VI, 8 X B-25J, 6 X A-26B, 16 X Thunderbolt II and 8 X P-40N arrived in the afternoon and roughed up the ships some more.
DD Tanikaze 16 shell hits, 1 bomb hit, on fire
BB Haruna 2 bomb hits, on fire
DD Urakaze 16 shell hits
The Allies continued to hammer the ships as 28 X Liberator VI, 3 X PB4Y, 3 X B-25J, 48 X A-26B, 23 X F4U-1 and 7 X P-40N arrived.
BB Haruna 21 bomb hits, on fire
CA Chokai 1 bomb hit, on fire
DD Tanikaze 8 shell hits, on fire
DD Urakaze 4 shell hits
The madness ended for the day with a strike made by 43 X Mosquito FB.VI and 2 X PB4Y.
BB Haruna 9 bomb hits, on fire
CA Chokai 1 bomb hit, on fire


Not even heavy fires?? Those Mosquitoes especially need to re-think their loadouts. Were the shell hits from the B-25J's?

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RE: It'll Be Kagoshima - 4/19/2014 10:29:17 PM   
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November 29, 1945 Formosa

Intel

14891 men are based at Matsuyama.
109858 men are based at Toyohara.
Tokyo Bay Fortress is located at Tokyo.
Maizuru Fortress is located at Maizuru.
21st AA Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
35th Construction Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
134th Division is located at Mutanchiang.
2nd Construction Battalion is planning for an attack on Chungking.
130th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Tokyo.
303rd Division is located at Kagoshima.
Elements of the 3rd Mongolian Cavalry Division are located at Homan.
4308 men are based at Kyoto.
1st Air Division is located at Ichang.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Tokyo many ships, 71 LCUs
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe 11 X AP, 12 fighters, 25 bombers, 80 aux, 15 LCUs 65360/742/96
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Haiphong 3 X AG
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Bangkok 1 aux, 17 LCUs 68040/449/182
Catalina I takes recon photos of Songkhia 1 LCU 0/0/57
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs

Combat

A naval bombardment of Kadina caused moderate Japanese casualties. Then the port was hit by 133 X B-24J and 41 X PB4Y for heavy damage, an extremely large number of secondary explosions were seen and troop losses were heavy. The IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade was jumped twice by Allied planes for very heavy casualties. The IJA 60th Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate losses from an air strike.

Niigata was raided by 109 X B-24D and 45 X P-38J who were intercepted by 31 X Frank. The fighters engaged and the AA fire opened up on the bombers downing 2 and damaging 24. 11 Franks were splashed and 9 damaged at the cost of the loss of 5 Lightnings and 2 more damaged. The heavy industry was moderately damaged. Another strike made up of 104 X B-29 and 18 X P-51D arrive later and they were met by 15 X Frank. The flak damaged 3 bombers as they hit the naval shipyard for moderate damage. 11 Franks were shot down and the Mustangs rejoined the bombers for the trip home unscathed.

Nagasaki was attacked by 95 X B-24J, 86 X P-51D and 28 X P-38J and 20 X Frank that were on CAP turned tail and ran, loosing 2 planes. The ground fire shot down 2 Liberators and damaged 17 as the bombers worked over the port area for moderate damage, a few secondary explosions were claimed and ships in the harbor caught what for.
SS I-51 7 bomb hits, sunk
AK Maruko Maru 2 bomb hits, sunk
AP Ayatosan Maru 6 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Amoy Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Tatsubato Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Kunuki Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Ryuyu Maru 6 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
TK Hosei Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Daikyu Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Soka Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire
AK Etsunan Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage

Harbin had it's airfield very heavily damaged by 79 X Pe-2 and 58 X Yak-3. Ground personnel took very light losses.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division had moderate casualties from being bombed.

Near the crossroads the 20th Chinese Corps was struck by 15 X Frances for moderate losses.

Near Singapore 3 PB4Ys were going after some ships when they were intercepted by 2 X Zeke, 6 X Oscar and 12 X Frank. Although the bombers escaped unharmed and they managed to damage a Frank they never made a run on the ships.

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

At Malang Allied artillery barrages resulted in light losses for the Japanese.

At Soerabaja the Japanese had moderate casualties from the Allied artillery.

At Batavia the Allied artillery made noise, but did no harm.

The Lucky 11 climbed aboard Jake's Jalopy and after going through all of their checks they started up the huge engines and slowly rolled into their position on the taxiway. When it's finally their turn to take off the plane effortlessly climbs into the air. It seems strange not to carry any bombs, but today they are being transferred to Naha on Okinawa. The flights over Japan promise to be much shorter in duration so they'll be carrying more bombs and less gas from now on. The bad part is that they'll be living in tents again as the engineers continue to expand the airfield and then the port will be next. Creature comforts are not high on the Army's list. Gil is upset because their mail will be slow to follow them to their new home.

Sam stands at the dock as the lighter takes Jay and Frankie out to the waiting ship. Jay's outfit is heading for Okinawa so with tears running down his cheeks Sam just stands there staring with an empty feeling. After he lost sight of them he regained his composure and decided to focus on whipping his boys into shape for their upcoming encounter with the Japanese.

Films of atrocities were shown at the Nuremberg trials.

Victory Points Allied 126820 (33618 Strategic) Japanese 49084

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RE: Stumped - 4/20/2014 9:02:20 PM   
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Intel

284919 men are based at Ominato.
6th Division is located at Hong Kong.
34th Construction Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
8th Ind. Brigade is planning for an attack on Chungking.
3rd Construction Battalion is located at Sian.
Kwantung Defense Brigade is located at Changchun.
2nd Area Army is located at Djokjakarta.
Mongol Army is located at Sasebo.
6th Heavy AA Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.

Recon

F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Hanoi 4 LCUs 11260/23/0
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe 10 X AP, 1 X AK, 16 fighters, 19 bombers, 90 aux, 15 LCUs 59640/727/110
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Victoria Point 7 LCUs 14220/58/0
Catalina I takes recon photos of Songkhia 1 LCU 0/4/81
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 23800/33/0
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Nagoya 8 X AP, 1 X AK, 7 LCUs 1620/12/0

Combat

About 270 miles SW of Los Angeles an IJN sub attempted an attack on a convoy, but was detected and attacked by the escorts who claimed some hits.

Near Balikpapan the SS Brill had it's dull patrol brightened when a BB thought to have been the Haruna and a DD appeared on the sub's radar. The Brill moved into a position to intercept and when the range had closed she fed the BB a pair of fish that did heavy damage and ignited fires. After reloading her tubes she spotted a CA thought to have been the Chokai, but failed to get in an attack. Later the Brill hunted a DD, but once again couldn't obtain a favorable position from which to launch her torpedoes. In the afternoon the Brill was hunted by the IJN, but they never got a fix on her. Later in the morning 32 X Frank and 3 X Tony greeted 20 X PB4Y who hit the Haruna with 5 bombs that added to her already heavy damage and fires. 4 Liberators were shot down, 6 damaged and the Japanese lost 2 Franks and 9 were damaged.

Hanoi was bombed by 88 X Liberator VI (3 damaged) who did moderate damage to the heavy industry.

Nagasaki had 18 X Frank up when 63 X B-24J and 84 X P-51D arrived. The Franks ran, but not before having 4 planes shot down and destroying a Mustang. The AA fire damaged 6 of the bombers who unloaded on the port area for moderate damage to the port facilities, some secondary explosions were observed and ships at anchor caught hell.
AK Etsunan Maru 4 bomb hits, sunk
AP Soka Maru 7 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Amoy Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Daikyu Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Horaizan Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Ayatosan Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
TK Hosei Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Teiyu Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Ryuyu Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Kunuki Maru 3 bomb hits, sunk

Hakodate was attacked by 30 X B-24J (1 downed, 5 damaged) and 12 X P-51D, but the target was missed.

Harbin's airfield was hit by 44 X Pe-2, 15 X Tu-2S (1 damaged) and 61 X MiG-3 for very light damage.

Kadina was attacked by Allied planes a couple of times today for extremely heavy airfield damage, heavy port damage, an extremely huge amount of secondary explosions were claimed and casualties were heavy. The IJA 47th Division was hit 2 times by Allied planes for very heavy losses. The IJA 64th Ind. Mixed Brigade took light casualties from an air attack.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division had moderate losses by an air strike.

At Kweiyang the IJA 69th Division was pounced on by Chinese planes for heavy casualties. Chinese artillery caused very heavy Japanese losses.

At the crossroads the 20th Chinese Corps was attacked by 15 X Frances for moderate losses and then 14 X P-40N arrived, to late to accomplish anything.

Tokyo was swept by 34 X P-51D and they attacked the huge gaggle of Japanese planes consisting of 5 X Reppu, 8 X Shinden, 169 X Frank and 8 Tony who mixed it up with the Mustangs and had 1 Shinden, 52 Franks (3 damaged) and 6 Tonys splashed while they shot down 14 Mustangs and damaged 4.

Bangkok was raided by 32 X Mosquito FB.VI and the flak downed 1 and damaged 16 as the planes hit the port for light damage, a few secondary explosions were noted and casualties were place at heavy.

Palembang was hit by Allied aircraft for very light airstrip damage and 2 Tabbys were destroyed.

Balikpapan was bombed by 29 X B-24J (1 downed), 40 X PB4Y (5 damaged) and 43 X P-38J. 20 X Frank and 3 X Tony tried to pierce the fighter escorts and lost 9 Franks (1 damaged) and 3 Tonys in exchange for 3 downed Lightnings. The port had light damage, there were some secondary explosions seen and personnel losses were heavy.

Near Merak 3 X Betty went after the Allied ships. 20 X P-47D shot 2 down and the third ran after missing with it's torpedo.

At Malang the Allied big guns accounted for negligible Japanese casualties.

At Soerabaja Allied artillery barrages inflicted moderate losses on the Japanese.

At Batavia Allied artillery made noise and accomplished nothing.

Gil lies on his cot staring at nothing, just into space. He's tired of the war and would like to sleep in a warm and comfortable bed. He misses Brooklyn and even more he misses Elaine. He looks at his watch and sees that it's 2:45 AM. He sighs and rolls onto his side.

Slim awakens to find himself in a bed with bandages on him and he's feeling nothing. A nurse comes by and he asks her where he is and she tells him that he's in the hospital and that in time he'll be good as new. When he asks how he got here she says that there was some kind of training accident. “I don't know the particulars, but I'll find out for you and tell you later. That OK?” He thanks her and lying there he begins to remember through the cloud of morphine. A training exercise with a couple of the new lads and there had been an explosion. He doesn't remember anything after that. He wonders what these new lads are being taught in training to be so raw that they don't even know the most basic of things that a rifleman needs to know if he's to survive.

Admiral Landy is getting the best of care Stateside, but his condition puzzles the doctors. One day he seems to be doing better and then suddenly he takes a turn for the worse. There's no overall improvement and the specialists are stumped.

Hess announced that he was faking insanity and amnesia.

Victory Points Allied 126920 (33618 Strategic *) Japanese 49125


* I noticed that this number was unchanged from the last turn despite Hanoi's heavy industry being bombed this turn. The deeper we get in time the more bugs I've been seeing.

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RE: The Dear John - 4/21/2014 7:56:01 PM   
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December 1, 1945 Formosa

Intel


3985 men are based at Osumi.
Chinkai Base Force is located at Masan.
8th Heavy Artillery Brigade is located at Mutanchiang.
7th Engineer Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
China Expeditionary Army is located at Hengchow.
52nd Construction Battalion is located at Changchun.
44th Division is located at Osaka/Kobe.
104th IJA Base Force is located at Fushan.
21st Air Flotilla is planning for an attack on Tainan.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Nagoya 3 XAP, 8 X AK, 16 fighters, 14 aux, 7 LCUs 44560/523/3
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Luang Prabang 1 LCU 1240/0/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Kratie 1 LCU 600/0/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 23720/33/0
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs

Combat

A naval bombardment of Kadina caused negligible damage to the airstrip, light port damage and very heavy casualties. Two airstrikes caused moderate airfield damage, light port damage, a couple of secondary explosions and light losses.

Near Saigon the SS Sturgeon laid her mines and then hit an AK with 3 torpedoes. Though the ship was heavily damaged, listing, down by the bow and on fire she stayed afloat. In the afternoon the sub tried for a small convoy, but had the tables turned on her. Now with light systems damage and some flooding she will make for port and repairs.

Nagoya was attacked by 142 X B-29 who were intercepted by 3 X Frank and 7 X Tony who made a pass at the cost of a Frank (1 damaged) and a Tony (5 damaged) shot down. Then the AA opened up and 6 bombers were downed and 18 were damaged. The Nakajima engine plant was heavily damaged. A reformed CAP of 2 Franks and 6 Tonys attacked another wave of inbound bombers. 206 X B-29 had 2 planes destroyed and 5 damaged by the fighters and the flak. A Frank and a Tony were damaged in their half hearted run on the Superforts who caused heavy damage to the Mitsubishi engine factory.

Osaka/Kobe was bombed by 142 X B-29 and 2 X Jack and 3 X Zero bounced them. A Jack was damaged and 2 Zeros were downed. The ground fire was heavy and all told a B-29 was lost and 17 more were damaged as they devastated the Nakajima engine works.

Sendai was visited by 114 X B-24 and the AA brought 1 down and damaged 7 as they caused moderate damage to the heavy industry.

Harbin had it's airfield hit by 53 X Tu-2S (1 damaged) and 61 X Yak-3 for moderate damage and very light personnel losses.

Wuhan was swept by 21 X P-38J, but no Japanese planes were around.

Ichang was visited by 21 X P-51D who pounced on 5 X Zeke, 3 X George, 1 X Jack, 5 X Zero and 8 X Tony. The furball witnessed a Zeke, a George, 2 Zeros and a Tony (1 damaged) get shot down and 2 Mustangs went down and another was damaged.

Balikpapan was attacked by 28 X B-24J and 38 X P-38J who took care of the 10 Franks that tried to intercept the bombers without a loss of their own. The port was moderately damaged, there were a few secondary explosions seen and casualties were moderate.

Soerabaja damaged a Liberator VI in a raid that caused moderate airfield damage, some secondary explosions and moderate troop losses. The IJA 8th Hvy Field Artillery Regiment took heavy casualties from an air strike in which 1 A-26B was destroyed and an Invader and a Mitchell were damaged. An Allied artillery bombardment attack resulted in heavy Japanese losses.

At Malang the 2nd Base Force damaged a TBM and took heavy losses from an air strike. The Allied artillery inflicted very light casualties on the Japanese.

At Gili Gili the IJA 59th Division had heavy casualties from it's daily air raid.

At Kweiyang the IJA 69th Division had moderate losses from 22 Chinese Mitchells. Chinese artillery caused heavy Japanese casualties.

At Djokakarta the 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade downed a Corsair and damaged 3 Jugs as the unit was bombed and strafed for moderate casualties.

At the crossroads the 90th Chinese Corps was attacked by 15 X Frances and 3 X Zero. Both sides escaped harm and questions were asked about the promised air cover that wasn't there.

At Batavia an Allied assault took some ground and the Japanese had heavy casualties while the attackers had extremely light losses.

The hunt for the BB Haruna has taken a new turn that has the RN and USN are alarmed as they have lost the IJN ships. The noose has tightened and they expect that no matter which way the battered ship goes they will catch her, but for now she has eluded the search.

Slim is feeling a bit better, but he's not happy to hear that his lads won't have him to lean on for the foreseeable future. The doctors have told him that he should have a full recovery, but it'll take time.

Much to Gil's surprise they got mail today. There was a letter from Elaine and after reading it he just walked away from the guys in silence. Gel an Donny noticed and caught up with him and asked what was wrong. Gil just handed the letter to Gel without saying a word. “Damn, it' a Dear John,” he tells Donny. The two of them ask if there's anything that they can do and Gil says that he just needs a little time alone and that he'll be OK.

Jim has learned fast that a dog on a ship presents problems, especially when it's crowded. He feels like he's spending all of his time following the dog around just to clean up after Frankie relieves himself. A couple of the guys are keeping him company at least and one of them remarked that the dog seemed to be a bladder on legs that never seemed to empty despite the dog peeing almost everywhere he went.

76 German industrialists who aided Hitler were arrested.

Victory Points Allied 127176 (33844 Strategic) Japanese 49158


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RE: Batavia Falls - 4/22/2014 6:17:58 PM   
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December 2, 1945 Batavia

Intel

22nd Engineer Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
Imperial Guards Division is located at Maizuru.
117th IJA Base Force is located at Homan.
Elements of the 3rd Mongolian Cavalry Division are located at Homan.
Elements of the 8th Mongolian Cavalry Division are planning for an attack on Tabun-Nur.
50788 men are based at Wakkanai.
54th Division is located at Kitakyushu.
1st Mixed Regiment is located at Amoy.
1st Aviation Rgt is located at Georgetown.
60th Division is planning for an attack on Chungking.
139th Division is located at Tokyo.
North China Area Army is located at Ichang.
62nd Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Nanking.
118th IJA Base Force is located at Ichang.
Elements of the Mongol Cavalry Division are located at Wenchow.
China Expeditionary Army is planning for an attack on Kweiyang.
Kembu Force is located at Singapore.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe many ships, 21 fighters, 23 bombers, 97 aux, 15 LCUs 58160/715/102
PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Hiroshima/Kure many ships
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Bien Hoa vacant
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 22220/39/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Pisanuloke 2 LCUs 3680/4/0
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs

Combat


A naval bombardment of Kadina caused moderate casualties and then the ships retired. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade had heavy losses from Allied planes. The IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade was struck twice by Allied aircraft for heavy casualties. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade took very light losses from an air strike. The IJA 44th Ind. Mixed Brigade was jumped by planes for moderate casualties.

At the crossroads the 10th War Area was visited by an Ida who ran afoul of 14 X P-40N resulting in it going down in flames. A Dinah managed to escape a similar fate by hiding in the clouds.

Toyama was bombed by 138 X B-29 and 31 X Frank and 2 X Tony bounced them. 7 Franks were shot down and 17 damaged and then the AA fire took over. 11 B-29s were lost and 28 damaged as they inflicted moderate damage on the heavy industry.

Niigata was swept by 67 X P-51D and the 12 Franks on CAP were splashed at no cost to the Mustangs.

Nagoya had 7 X Frank and 6 X Tony aloft when 173 X B-29 arrived. A Frank (3 damaged) and a Tony (1 damaged) made a single pass on the Superforts who then faced the flak and all told 10 bombers were damaged. The heavy industry was blasted for extremely heavy damage.

Balikpapan was raided by Allied planes who did very heavy damage to the airfield, triggered many secondary explosions, 2 Franks and 2 Tabbys were trashed and personnel losses were negligible. A PB4Y and 4 B-24Js were damaged.

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

At Soerabaja the IJA 51st Heavy AA Battalion downed 1 Liberator VI, 2 TBMs (1 damaged) and 2 Invaders were damaged as the unit absorbed heavy losses. The IJA 71st Ind. Mixed Brigade damaged 2 TBMs and had moderate casualties. The Allied attack took some ground with the Japanese suffering very heavy losses and the attackers had heavy casualties.

At Batavia the 15th Aviation Rgt underwent an air raid that caused it moderately heavy casualties. The Allies attacked and brushed aside the Japanese forces, taking the base. The Japanese suffered heavy losses and retreated towards Bandoeng.

At Djokakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was bombed and strafed for moderate casualties.

About 19 miles W of the crossroads the 20th Chinese Corps was attacked by Japanese planes and the unit had moderate losses. Once again the promised fighter protection wasn't on hand.

88 miles SE of Banjarmasin 25 X TBF and 9 X F6F found and attacked the IJN ships that have been sought after. 3 Avengers were lost and 15 more were damaged.
BB Haruna 5 torpedo hits, sunk
CA Chokai 4 torpedo hits, on fire, heavy damage
Another strike made up of 26 X SB2C, 15 X TBM and 16 X F6F arrived, but hit nothing. In the late morning 24 X SB2C (1 downed, 6 damaged) and 14 X F6F attacked the CA Chokai and hit it with a bomb. The cruiser is a twisted wreck that is burning. In the afternoon 40 X SB2C, 6 X TBF, 11 X TBM and 37 X F6F arrived on the scene, but there was nothing found to attack.

Near Niigata 2 Franks faced 9 X PB4Y and 47 X P-38J and both of them were splashed. Then ships were attacked.
AP Tachi Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AP Keiyo Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire

At Kweiyang Chinese artillery dished out heavy losses to the Japanese.

At Malang the Allied artillery barrages caused light Japanese casualties.

Gil has been quiet since getting the letter from Elaine and the guys are worried about how he's taking it. “You know I really liked her dad,” he told Gel over breakfast. Gel told him that he'd get over it and that it's better to happen this way rather than later on. Gil answered with, “I guess.” He then continued on about the damned war.

Chris had the day off today and he listened quietly to other pilots talking about the horrible pounding Kadina has been taking. Chris pictures in his mind what he imagines it must be like to be on the receiving end of a bombardment by 14 and 16 inch shells. He then decides that it must be worse than he can imagine. These days there's not much for a fighter pilot to do except for staying alert, just in case.

Jim watches as Frankie chases after a rat and the suddenly, to his horror they both go flying overboard. Frankie chased the rat right off of the ship! He races to the rail and looks down only to see nothing. He feels awful and wonders what he'll tell Sam, if they ever see one another again.

Victory Points Allied 127585 (34032 Strategic) Japanese 48858

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RE: Miserable - 4/23/2014 11:43:31 PM   
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Intel


Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment is located at Changchun.
24th Engineer Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
119th Division is located at Tokyo.
Elements of the 32nd Division are planning for an attack on Chungking.
Elements of the 32nd Division are located at Sian.
4304 men are based at Kyoto.
Iki Fortress is located at Ikitsuki.
Canton Base Force is located at Canton.
51st Construction Battalion is located at Changchun.
58th Division is located at Shanghai.
43 aircraft are based at Gumma.
Tsushima Fortress is located at Masan.
1st Mixed Regiment is located at Amoy.
79th Division is located at Harbin.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe many ships, 9 fighters, 23 bombers, 85 aux, 15 LCUs 57180/720/113
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Saigon 2 X CA, 1 X SS
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Kompong Trach vacant
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 22500/35/0

Combat

A night engagement took place 136 miles SW of Balikpapan between the shattered IJN ships and the RN hunters.
IJN Ships
CA Chokai 11 shell hits, and is sunk
DD Tanikaze 7 shell hits and is sunk
RN Ships
BB Duke of York 2 shell hits
BB Revenge 1 shell hit
BB Royal Sovereign 1 shell hit
CA Devonshire
CA Suffolk
CL Uganda
DD Scout
DD Quilliam
DD Ulster
DD Undine
DD Zealous
DD Armada
DD Hogue
DD Cassandra

Niigata was swept by 64 X P-51D who bounced 4 Franks, downing them with no losses.

Harbin was bombed by 68 X P2-2 (6 damaged) and 61 X Yak-3 who caused moderate airfield damage, a couple of secondary explosions and very light casualties.

Ichang was swept by 66 X P-38J who dove into a gaggle of unsuspecting Japanese fighters. Of the 4 X Zeke, 1 X George, 1 X Jack, 3 X Zero and 7 X Tony only the George and the Jack survived. A Lightning was lost in the battle.

Hong Kong was raided by Allied planes and an Invader was damaged as the heavy industry was moderately damaged.

Balikpapan had a Frank up when 5 Lightnings appeared and chased it away.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division was hit by aircraft for moderate losses.

At Soerabaja the IJA 51st Heavy AA Battalion sustained moderate casualties from an air strike in which an Avenger II was damaged. The IJA 71st Ind. Mixed Brigade had very heavy losses from an air strike in which a Liberator VI was damaged. Another air attack missed it's intended target, but did manage to inflict very light casualties on the Japanese. The Allied troops surged forwards once again and they took some more ground, inflicting extremely heavy troop losses on the Japanese defenders while taking heavy casualties of their own.

At Kadina the IJA 47th Division took negligible losses from an air raid. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade was struck for very heavy casualties by Allied planes. The IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade was hit by planes for moderate losses. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate casualties from an air attack. The IJA 44th Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate losses from Allied planes.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was visited by Allied aircraft resulting in the unit absorbing heavy losses.

19 miles W of the crossroads the 20th Chinese Corps was attacked by 15 X Frances and 3 X Zero for moderate casualties. Once more the promised fighter cover never materialized.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery barrages resulted in heavy Japanese losses.

At Malang Allied artillery caused moderate Japanese casualties.

Jim still feels awful about the loss of Frankie and has decided that if he ever sees Sam that he'll just tell him that Frankie just took off. He reasons that it kind of is the truth.

Gil is still suffering about the loss of Elaine. He feels helpless being thousands of miles from her and that if he wasn't stuck here that he could right things. Gel tells him that if it weren't for the war he never would've been in Pittsburgh and never would've met her. Gil knows that Gel is right, but for now he just feels miserable.

Bill finishes another letter to Sandy and then heads to the bridge where he is almost immediately greeted with a good strong mug of coffee. Everything is running smoothly as usual and he contents himself to quietly observe when a message is handed to him. Orders for the Mighty Mo to return to Formosa to refuel, resupply and make needed repairs. Maybe the rumors about an invasion of Japan are true, he thinks.

Victory Points Allied 127689 (34032 Strategic) Japanese 48836


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December 4, 1945 Moscow

Intel

2nd Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
3rd Ind. Brigade is planning for an attack on Chungking.
46th Road Construction Battalion is located at Changkufeng.
12th Ind. Mixed Regiment is located at Paramushiro Jima.
125th Division is located at Tokyo.
131398 men are based at Mutanchiang.
31st Road Construction Battalion is located at Changchun.
114th IJNAF Base Force is located at Wonsan.
141st IJA Base Force is located at Marcus Island.
2nd Engineer Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
Yokosuka Reserve Coastal Artillery Regiment is located at Tokyo.
1st Mortar Battalion is located at Canton.
15th Naval Guard Unit is located at Palembang.
15602 men are based at Hakodate.
1st Heavy AA Battalion is located at Tokyo.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Osaka/Kobe many ships, 23 fighters, 15 bombers, 105 aux, 15 LCUs 42080/528/104
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Saigon 1 X SS, 1 X CA
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Phnom Penh vacant
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 23500/29/0

Combat

Hanoi was bombed by 154 X Liberator VI resulting in 1 bomber being damaged by the AA fire and heavy damage being done to the heavy industry.

Hiroshima/Kure was swept by 65 X P-51D who bounced 4 Rufes, downing them at no cost to themselves.

Harbin had it's airstrip bombed by 42 X P2-2 (5 damaged) and 54 X Yak-3 who did moderate damage to it.

At Kweiyang the IJA 36th Division was jumped by 36 X B-25J for heavy casualties. The IJA 69th Division took moderate losses from Chinese aircraft. Chinese artillery barrages caused heavy Japanese casualties.

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

At Soerabaja the IJA 8th Hvy Field Artillery Regiment took moderate casualties from an air attack made on it. The IJA 51st Heavy AA Battalion damaged 2 X A-26B as it was hit for light losses. The IJA 71st Ind. Mixed Brigade was hammered for heavy casualties by 2 air raids.. An air raid did light damage to the port and caused moderate casualties and 2 Avenger IIs were damaged. An assault on the Japanese positions took more ground and the Japanese had very heavy troop losses while the attackers took heavy casualties.

28 miles S of Batavia the 15th Aviation Rgt underwent an air strike and it absorbed moderate casualties.

At Kadina the IJA 47th Division was bombed for light losses. The IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade was hit twice for moderate casualties. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate losses from Allied planes.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was struck by aircraft for moderate casualties and a Thunderbolt II was damaged.

Palembang was attacked by Allied planes who caused extremely light airfield damage, a secondary explosion was seen, a Tabby was burning and personnel losses were extremely light.

81 miles W of Mukden the Russians brushed aside the Japanese unit guarding the river crossing. The Japanese took extremely heavy casualties and retreated while the victorious Soviets had moderate losses.

At Malang Allied artillery dished out light casualties on the Japanese.

Stick turns in for the night knowing that he's up early in the morning for a LRCAP the Flying Deuces are providing for an ASW TF. Stick still lacks a single kill, but he's really fine with that.

Stalin is happy to hear that his forces have gained a river crossing and it now appears the back door to the Japanese defenses has been kicked in. Stalin is demanding that the force push on rapidly towards it's objectives. Some generals are cautioning that the flanks need to be secure as does the supply line. Stalin screams that he wants all units to push forward. There is a sense of urgency in Moscow to gain ground quickly as there are rumors of the Japanese seeking Swiss help in contacting the United States and the United Kingdom to end the war.

The US Senate voted to join the UN and to let the UN use American forces to preserve peace and security.

Victory Points Allied 127721 (34032 Strategic) Japanese 48865


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RE: Thunder And Lightning Will Continue - 4/25/2014 11:18:24 PM   
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December 5, 1945 Soerabaja

Intel

34482 men are based at Hamamatsu.
5948 men are based at Pusan.
Hensui Construction Battalion is located at Sasebo.
27th Division is planning for an attack on Kweiyang.
3rd FF Construction Battalion is located at Anshan.
42nd Division is located at Sendai.
144th Division is located at Osaka/Kobe.
13599 men are based at Takamatsu.
1st Mortar Regiment is located at Sasebo.
10th Mortar Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
120th IJNAF Base Force is located at Takamatsu.
7th Air Division is planning for an attack on Davao.

Recon

Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Pakhoi 4 LCUs 6480/2/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Bangkok 2 aux 17 LCUs 57740/423/152
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 23600/30/0
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs

Combat

Near Saigon the SS Queenfish tried to attack an AK, but the DD and 2 PCs escorting it jumped the sub instead. In the afternoon the sub attacked an unescorted AK and hit it with a torpedo that caused a fire. The sub is curtailing her patrol as she has light systems damage.

A naval bombardment of Soerabaja did very light damage to the airfield, light damage to the port, triggered a couple of secondary explosions and inflicted extremely heavy casualties on the Japanese. The IJA 71st Ind. Mixed Brigade was hammered three times by Allied planes for heavy casualties. Another air strike caused extremely light personnel losses. The Allied troops stormed forwards once again and this time they broke through the Japanese defenses taking the base, destroying an Ida and inflicting very heavy casualties on the Japanese. The attackers took heavy losses.

Gumma was bombed by 126 X B-29 and they were intercepted by 1 X Zeke, 36 X Frank and 13 X Tony. A Zeke, 4 Franks (18 damaged) and a Tony (6 damaged) were shot down and the AA fire made the bomb run itself a living hell. All told 12 Superforts went down and 45 were damaged. The Nakajima engine factory was lightly damaged.

Shimuzu was hit by 136 X B-29 who did light damage to the Nakajima engine works.

Kyoto was attacked by 266 X B-29 (1 damaged) and 51 X P-51D and the Mitsubishi engine plant was heavily damaged.

Nagasaki had 18 X Frank aloft when 87 X B-24J and 54 X P-51D appeared. The Mustangs drove off the Japanese fighters, splashing 5 and the flak damaged 16 of the bombers. The port was lightly damaged, there were a couple of secondary explosions reported and the ships in the harbor had destruction rained down on them.
AP Ayatosan Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Goko Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Horaizan Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Daikyu Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Amoy Maru 3 bomb hits, sunk
AK Tatsubato Maru 1 bomb hit, heavy damage
AK Teiyu Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
TK Hosei Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage

Tokyo was under a CAP of 4 X Reppu, 13 X Shinden, 85 X Frank and 2 X Tony who were bounced by 116 X P-51D that were on a sweep. 4 Reppus, 7 Shindens, 73 Franks and 2 Tonys were splashed while 8 Mustangs were lost and another was damaged.

Nagoya was struck by 154 X B-29 who were attacked by 8 X Frank and 6 X Tony. 2 Tonys went down and 7 Franks and 2 Tonys were damaged. The ground fire was heavy and all told a big silver bird was shot down and 17 others were damaged. The Nakajima engine works was heavily damaged.

Harbin was hit by 37 X Pe-2 and 50 X MiG-3 with both sides escaping harm.

Ichang was swept by 22 X P-51D who dove into 1 X George, 1 X Jack, 2 X Zero and 1 X Tony. A George and a Zero went down as the Japanese fighters tried to flee.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division got it's usual dose of bombs and the unit took very light losses.

30 miles S of Batavia the 15th Aviation Rgt was pounced on by Allied planes for moderate casualties. A Thunderbolt II was damaged in the attack.

At Kweiyang the IJA 59th Division was bombed by Chinese aircraft for moderate losses. The IJA 69th Division was also attacked and it absorbed moderate casualties. The Japanese suffered heavy losses from the Chinese artillery.

At Kadina the IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade was pounded by planes 3 times today for heavy losses. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade was hit for moderate casualties. The IJA 60th Ind. Mixed Brigade had heavy losses from an air strike.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was bombed and strafed for moderate losses.

The Soviet 57th Rifle Corps, 82 miles W of Mukden, was struck by 12 X Ann, 5 X Sonia, 17 X Sally, 7 X Tony and 12 X Randy for moderate casualties. 5 Anns (2 damaged) and 2 Sonias (1 damaged) were shot down and 13 Sallys and 3 Randys were also damaged.

24 miles N of Chungking the 1st Chinese Temp. Division was hit for extremely light losses by 15 X Frances.
A couple of hours later 60 X PB4Y and 24 X P-38J arrived. 1 George, 1 Jack, 1 Zero and a Tony were up and the Lightnings went to work downing the Tony as the Japanese ran for the clouds. The airfield suffered light damage, a secondary explosion was reported, 5 Judys, 7 Frances, 1 Nick and 1 Dinah were destroyed and casualties were light. A Lightning and a Liberator were lost and 2 bombers were damaged in the attack.

Palembang had negligible airstrip damage, some secondary explosions and a destroyed Betty from an air raid in which a Mosquito FB.VI was damaged.

Near Niigata 8 X Frank challenged an incoming raid of 3 X PB4Y, 22 X B-24D and 27 X P-38J. 6 Franks were shot down and the ships were punished.
MSW Wa 104 1 bomb hit, on fire
AK Ryuto Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AP Hokoku Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AP Tsushima Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
MSW Wa 20 4 bomb hits, sunk
The B-24s were city attack orders. Another strike arrived and added to the carnage.
AP Mihara Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AK Takasan Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Yamatsuru Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Yamahuku Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Kainan Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage

17 miles N of Ishieak an IJN sub was attacked by 5 USN DDs who claimed many hits.

At Malang the Allied big guns caused extremely light Japanese losses.

At Bandoeng the Allied forces took the base causing light Japanese casualties and forcing the the battered Japanese to retreat towards Tjilitjap.

The Lucky 11 have completed their first mission out of Naha and once more Jake's Jalopy has brought them “home” safe and sound. Okinawa is awful compared to Saipan and though the southern half of the island is considered secured the personnel aren't allowed to stray from their areas due to concerns for their safety. Gil doesn't care as he's still in an emotional rut from Elaine's letter. The guys were happy to see that Gil was his old self on the mission, sound asleep.

President Truman and his advisers discuss the movement by Tokyo sending out feelers for peace. “I want them to know that we will not negotiate terms with them. Our forces will occupy Japan, but they can keep their damned Hirohito on his throne, but only as a figurehead. He is to have absolutely no real power. If they can't abide by these terms then Operations Thunder and Lightning continue on track. We will have an end to this war on our terms.” With that the President closes the meeting.

Victory Points Allied 128259 (34212 Strategic) Japanese 48907

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RE: Redirected Formations - 4/26/2014 11:42:09 PM   
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December 6, 1945 Moscow

Intel

North China Area Army is located at Ichang.
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment is located at Mukden.
56th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Tarakan.
153rd IJA Base Force is located at Marcus Island.
17th Army is located at Tokyo.
314878 men are based at Kagoshima.
65th Construction Battalion is located at Kagoshima.
Elements of the 17th Mixed Brigade are located at Shanghai.
5th Army is located at Mutanchiang.
48835 men are based at Fushan.
52nd Division is located at Hamamatsu.
13th Tank Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
56th Construction Battalion is located at Georgetown.

Recon

F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 23420/31/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Nanning 2 LCUs 7000/44/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Songkhia 1 LCU 0/7/92
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs

Combat

A naval bombardment of of the Japanese troops near Soerabaja inflicted heavy casualties on them. Three Allied air strikes on the IJA 71 Ind. Mixed Brigade caused very heavy losses. An Allied assault on the reeling Japanese caused very heavy losses for them and the Allies had heavy casualties.

A naval bombardment of Kadina did light damage to the airfield, there were a few secondary explosions and personnel losses were extremely heavy.

Hakodate's defenses damaged 3 Mitchells as the Allied planes did light damage to the heavy industry.

Osaka/Kobe was attacked by 42 X B-29 and 74 X P-51D who jumped 2 X Jack and 1 X Zero, downing them all. The AA fire damaged 10 of the bombers who caused moderate damage to the Nakajima engine factory.

Aomori was bombed by Allied aircraft and the flak damaged 8 B-24D. The heavy industry took moderate damage.

Harbin had it's oil facilities ravaged by 190 X B-29 (2 damaged), 64 X B-24J and 23 X P-51D.

At Kweiyang the IJA 36th Division absorbed heavy casualties from and air strike made by the Chinese. The IJA 62nd Division had moderate losses from Chinese planes. Chinese artillery inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese troops.

At Tjilitjap the 15th Aviation Rgt Allied planes jumped the unit and inflicted moderate losses on it.

At Djokjakarta the 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was bombed and strafed for moderate casualties and a Thunderbolt II was damaged.

About 30 miles W of Anshan the 3rd Guards Artillery Division was attacked by Japanese aircraft and took moderate losses. 1 Randy (9 damaged), 3 Anns, 1 Sonia (1 damaged), 1 Sally (4 damaged) were shot down.

Near Akita 6 X PB4Y attacked a pair of AKs.
AK Yamatsuru Maru 3 bomb hits, sunk
AK Yamahuku Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage

Palembang was attacked by Allied planes who did very light damage to the airstrip, a secondary explosion was seen and a Betty was burning.

Near Niigata 23 X B-24D and 3 X PB4Y attacked Japanese shipping. 12 X Frank intercepted them and lost a plane and had 2 more damaged while they managed to damage a Liberator.
AP Kokuryu Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire
AP Mikasa Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AP Shinyo Maru 5 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
Once again the B-24Ds were set for a city attack, which they did, and then they attacked shipping on their own in the afternoon. This happened again in the next raid too.
Later 11 Franks attacked 41 X B-24D, 6 X PB4Y and 42 X P-38J and lost 6 planes to the Lightnings. A B-24D was damaged by the flak and the ships caught hell.
AK Taibu Maru 9 bomb hits, sunk
AK Koto Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Shokei Maru 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Arisan Maru 2 bomb hits, on fire
AK Kanzaki Maru 4 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Komaki Maru 1 bomb hit

At Malang Allied artillery inflicted light casualties on the Japanese.

Stalin is raging at his generals, blaming them for the Japanese counter thrust aimed at lightly defended Chihfeng. One of the staff officer whispers to his friend that the general who warned Stalin about the possibility of attacking the Japanese back door would open the Red Army's back door. Of course the general in question hasn't been seen or heard of for days now. Already formations have been redirected to try an stem the developing Japanese attack. Luckily it looks like a limited force moving on Chihfeng, but there is no confirmation about the road further to the west and what it might hold due to snow storms limiting flights.

Sandy reads a few letters from Bill that she got today. She seems lost in thought and Dave asks her what's wrong. Sandy replied, “Bill has decided that he's going to stay in the Navy after the war ends. He still wants to be with me, but living in California's mountains will have to wait for retirement.” Dave asks if she's OK with that and she says “Yes dad, he's the guy I want and I won't try and change who he is.”

Victory Points Allied 128386 (34290 Strategic) Japanese 48907


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RE: Nothing To Do - 4/27/2014 9:54:14 PM   
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Intel

2nd Construction Battalion is located at Sian.
46th Road Construction Battalion is located at Changkufeng.
50th Division is located at Krung Thep.
119th Division is planning for an attack on Sunwu.
Kwantung Area Army is located at Luda.
Maizuru Fortress is located at Maizuru.
8th Division is located at Mukden.
21st Mixed Brigade is planning for an attack on Manila.
8433 men are based at Matsue.

Recon

Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Wuchow 3 LCUs 14060/160/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Krung Thep 9 LCUs 49080/479/0
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 25 LCUs
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Brunei 2 LCUs 22320/26/0

Combat

Bangkok was attacked by 145 X Liberator VI (15 damaged) for extremely heavy airfield damage, a very large number of secondary explosions were observed and casualties were very heavy.

Balikpapan was raided by Allied planes and a Frank ran away. 2 B-24Js were damaged by the AA fire, the airfield was very lightly damaged, a secondary explosion was seen and personnel losses were negligible.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 44th Heavy AA Battalion damaged a Thunderbolt II as Allied planes hit it for moderately heavy casualties.

22 miles E of Tjilitjap the 15th Aviation Rgt took very light losses from an air strike.

39 miles N of Chungking the 1st Chinese Temp. Division was pounced on by 3 X Frances and both sides escaped harm.

18 miles W of Chihfeng elements of the 8th Mongolian Cavalry Division were hit by 46 X P-63A for moderate casualties.

Near Akita 6 X PB4Y and 41 X P-38J attacked an AP, hitting it with 4 bombs that caused heavy damage and fires.

Near Niigata 3 X PB4Y and 23 X P-38J were greeted by 2 Franks and 1 was shot down while the bombers went after a DD who damaged 2 of them. 2 Bombs hit the ship and fires were burning as a result. A Frank bolted as Allied planes arrived later, but they missed the PC they were trying for.

Ichang had 1 George, 1 Jack, 1 Zero and 1 Tony on patrol when 57 X PB4Y and 65 X P-38J arrived on the scene. All of the Japanese fighters were downed and 5 of the bombers were damaged by the flak as they did moderate airfield damage, some secondary explosions were reported, 1 Zero, 4 Judys, 3 Frances and a Nick were trashed and casualties were moderate.

Palembang was struck by Allied aircraft for very light airfield damage, a couple of secondary explosions and very light troop losses.

Near Hakodate Allied planes bombed the Japanese shipping.
AK Takasan Maru 10 bomb hits, sunk
AP Mihara Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire
AK Yamahuku Maru 4 bomb hits, sunk
Later 4 PB4Ys came on and this time the Frank got itself damaged and 3 of the Liberators were also damaged. They failed to hit anything.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery accounted for heavy Japanese casualties.

At Malang the Allied attack resulted in both sides having very heavy losses.

At Soerabaja the Allied forces attacked the Japanese, inflicting very heavy casualties on them while sustaining heavy losses of their own.

Admiral Doorman boarded the CL Sumatra and is commanding a TF of 13 Dutch ships who are sailing for Soerabaja. Dutch subs are moving from Darwin also.

The Lucky 11 are unhappy to hear that they are scheduled to hit Nagoya tomorrow.

Elaine's father can't believe his ears when he finally learns of Elaine breaking off her relationship with Gil. “That young man would've made you a fine husband young lady,” he said before retiring to the living room where a nice, warm fire is going in the fireplace. He sits staring into the fire sadly thinking of poor Gil and he realizes how disappointed he is for himself. There's nothing to do as Elaine is 21 years old, headstrong and going to follow her own path.

Stalin is screaming at his generals, “Why aren't our forces moving faster? Our entire front could collapse if the Japanese hit Chihfeng with a large enough force. What has Mao done? Has he answered our cable?” When Stalin is told that no message to Mao was ever drafted he sits down and dictates a message demanding that the Chinese attack the Japanese to relieve some of this pressure.

Harry Truman sits alone in room silently thinking back to this day in 1941. He is now the head of the strongest and richest nation on the face of the earth with the power of the A bomb and yet he can't force Japan into a peace. “All of this power and their national will seems to be stronger than ours,” he mutters to himself.

Victory Points Allied 128438 (34290 Strategic) Japanese 48957


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RE: Tjilitjap Falls - 4/28/2014 4:50:29 PM   
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Intel

1492 men are based at Kratie.
5th AA Regiment is located at Gumma.
94th Division is located at Singapore.
133rd Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Tokyo.
61125 men are based at Toyohara.
3298 men are based at Hungnam.
Hankow SNLF is located at Sian.
12th Aviation Rgt is located at Singapore.
113th IJNAF Base Force is located at Okayama.
14th Ind. Brigade is located at Wuhan.

Recon

Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Kweilin 1 LCU 1060/5/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tavoy 11 LCUs 67800/618/19

Combat

There were many ship sightings in the area around Niigata along with claims of hits

Tokyo's day began with a fighter sweep made by 115 X P-51D who ripped into the 2 X Reppu, 8 X Shinden, 65 X Frank and 1 X Tony. The Mustangs lost 16 planes and 3 others were damaged in the furball that witnessed the Japanese shredded for 2 Reppus, 6 Shindens, 56 Franks and 1 Tony being shot down. A short time later an incoming raid of 108 X B-24D and 116 X P-38J was intercepted by a reconstituted CAP of 2 Shindens and 2 Franks. The Japanese fighters were splashed and a Lightning was lost in the lopsided fight while the AA damaged 29 of the bombers who caused moderate damage to a Nakajima engine factory.

Nagoya had 8 X Frank and 6 X Tony up when 273 X B-29 arrived. A Frank (5 damaged) and a Tony (4 damaged) were shot down as the Superforts lost 5 planes and had 17 damaged by the fighters and flak. The Mitsubishi engine factory was destroyed.

Sendai was struck by 161 X B-29 (4 damaged) and 88 X P-51D who caused heavy damage to the heavy industry.

Harbin had it's airfield take negligible damage from an air raid made by the Soviets.

Pontianak was hit by 7 X PB4Y who accomplished nothing.

At Kweiyang the IJA 35th Division was bombed by Chinese Mitchells who inflicted moderate casualties on the unit. The IJA 59th Division took moderate losses from an air strike. The IJA 65th Division was also pounded by Chinese planes and it too absorbed moderate casualties as a result. Chinese artillery accounted for heavy Japanese losses today.

Near Soerabaja the IJA 51st Heavy AA Battalion was struck by Allied planes who did no harm. The IJA 71st Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate losses from and air strike. An Allied assault pushed the Japanese further from the base and inflicted very heavy casualties on them while the attackers had heavy losses of their own.

At Kadina the IJA 47th Division was hammered by Allied aircraft for moderate losses. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade was subjected to heavy casualties by Allied planes. The IJA 44th Ind. Mixed Brigade took heavy losses from an air attack.

15 miles W of Chihfeng the IJA 63rd Division was pounced on by 87 X P-63A (1 downed, 4 damaged) resulting in the unit having moderate casualties.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade tried to fend off the Allied air strike that hit hit and managed to damage a Corsair and a Thunderbolt while it had moderate losses.

91 miles N of Luda the 7th Guards Mechanized Corps was jumped by 10 X Ann, 8 X Sally and 14 X Randy. The ground fire claimed 2 Anns and damaged 6 others, 3 Sallys and 6 Randys were also damaged as the unit had moderate casualties.

29 miles N of Hungnam the 106th Region Fortress was attacked by 30 X Grace (3 damaged) and 3 X Tojo, but escaped harm.

Near Hakodate 6 X A-26B attacked an AP and hit it with 2 bombs that sent the ship down.

Near Ominato 3 X A-26B hit an AP with 2 bombs that caused heavy damage and ignited fires.

Tavoy was attacked by Allied planes and the flak damaged a Mosquito FB.VI. The airstrip was lightly damaged, some secondary explosions were seen and personnel losses were very light.

At Malang the Allied forces attacked and a little ground changed hands as both sides had heavy casualties.

At Tjilitjap the Allied troops struck and routed the Japanese, taking the base. The Japanese had heavy losses and retreated towards Djokjakarta. The Allies somehow avoided harm.

Chris has heard the rumors about the Navy sending the Big Blue Fleet into the Inland Sea to maraud. The ships are refueling and resupplying at Naha instead of at sea so Chris wonders if it could be true. He won't be flying today as he's scheduled for some rest and his plane is being inspected and it's getting a new engine installed. Well maybe not new, he thinks, but reconditioned.

Bill is exited as the Mighty Mo will sail tonight as part of a TF that is looking for trouble. They are supposed to rendezvous with the Big Blue Fleet and from there sail into the Inland Sea where they hope to raise hell.

Slim has managed to get out of bed and conned an orderly to push him in a wheelchair outside for a while. He sits there having a smoke when a couple of the lads show up for a visit. Nobody wants to talk about the accident and finally Slim says, “I don't want any of you giving the new lads a hard time of it. Especially the one who screwed up at training. I want you guys to help them otherwise they'll be dead within a couple of days on the next op. Ya got it?” The lads say that they'll pass the word and he should get better and get back to the unit.

Victory Points Allied 128839 (34516 Strategic) Japanese 48984


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RE: A Turn For The Worse - 4/29/2014 10:58:44 PM   
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December 9, 1945 Formosa

Intel

13606 men are based at Takamatsu.
29129 men are based at Shimuzu.
57th Construction Battalion is located at Maizuru.
Kwantung Defense Brigade is located at Anshan.
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment is located at Anshan.
Elements of the 19th Mixed Brigade are located at Hengchow.
1712 men are based at Seoul.
15th Field Artillery Regiment is planning for an attack on Kweiyang.
26th Division is located at Soochow.
56th Construction Battalion is located at Georgetown.
33rd Road Construction Battalion is located at Changsha.
128th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Tavoy.
17th Area Army is located at Ominato.
29th Air Flotilla is located at Tokyo.

Recon

Walrus takes recon photos of Palembang 15 LCUs 3680/15/0

Combat

85 miles N of Luda 8 X Randy (1 damaged), 5 X Ann (1 damaged) and 22 X Sally (1 damaged) attacked the 36th Army inflicting moderate casualties.

Linhsi was raided by 6 X Frances, 8 X Nick, 22 X Frank and 13 X Tony, but the bombs fell harmlessly.

Camranh Bay was struck by 186 X B-29 (15 damaged) who caused extremely heavy airfield damage, a very large number of secondary explosions were reported, 1 Irving, 1 Dinah and 1 Thora were destroyed and personnel losses were moderate.

Balikpapan was bombed by 27 X B-24J (3 damaged) and 36 X P-38J who downed a lone Frank that was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The airstrip was lightly damaged and there were light casualties.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 44th Heavy AA Battalion took moderate losses from an air strike.

At Kadina the IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade was hit for moderate casualties. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade was also hit by aircraft and it too had moderate losses.

29 miles N of Hungnam the 106th Region Fortress was struck by 21 X Grace, 5 X Alf, 3 X Tojo and 24 X Frank. They were intercepted by 28 X Yak-9D and the furball was on. 7 Graces (7 damaged), 2 Alfs (1 damaged), 3 Tojos and 12 Franks were shot down by the Russians who lost 5 Yaks and another was damaged. The bombs fell off target.

At Soerabaja the IJA 71st Ind. Mixed Brigade was pounced twice on by Allied planes for heavy casualties. An Allied assault on the Japanese inflicted very heavy losses on them while the Allies had moderate casualties.

About 79 miles SE of Hungnan 20 X Tu-2S went after a pair of IJN ships and hit a CL with a bomb that triggered a fire. 2 planes were lost and 10 took damage.

Tavoy damaged 4 Mosquito FB.VIs as a raid caused extremely light airfield damage, a secondary explosion was seen and casualties were light.

Near Ominato 6 X A-26B and 50 X P-38J went after an IJN DD, hitting it with 4 bombs, sinking it.

At Chihfeng Japanese artillery caused negligible losses for the Soviets and counter battery fire did likewise to the Japanese. The Japanese had light casualties from the Russian artillery.

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

At Malang the Japanese absorbed heavy casualties from the Allied artillery barrages.

The 25th Division is drawing new gear for some of the older, worn equipment. Sam has his old trust M1 and won't part with it as he claims that the weapon has never let him down so why mess around with a good thing. He does have a new leggings though and he wonders why. Later on at an NCO meeting they are told that at this time of year the weather in Japan can be very cold and that the intention is to march to the north until they are in Tokyo. So much for the scuttlebutt, Sam thinks. Later his thoughts turn to Frankie and he wonders how the dog and Jim are getting on.

Bill stands on the bridge watching all of the men going about their duties with a quiet efficiency. He's concerned about the transit through the confined waters leading to their operational area. Damn, he thinks, I'm getting just like Ed. Bill is worried about the possibility of the Japanese having mined the transit area. He wonders if the operational planners have considered this possibility because when the Mighty Mo departed there were DMSs swinging idly at anchor.

Ed's condition has mysteriously taken a turn for the worse and all the medical staff can do is try and keep him comfortable while they hope for the best and fear the worst.

General Patton was seriously injured in a auto accident.

Victory Points Allied 128890 (34516 Strategic) Japanese 49025


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RE: Not So Bad Off - 4/30/2014 8:49:21 PM   
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December 10, 1945 Off The Coast Of Japan

Intel

Amoy Base Force is located at Amoy.
7th Aviation Rgt is located at Medan.
62nd Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Nanking.
42nd AA Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
16th Army is located at Rabaul.
7th Ind. Brigade is located at Kweiyang.
53rd Heavy AA Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
56th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Tarakan.
Kwantung Area Army is located at Luda.
31st AA Regiment is located at Sapporo.
7th AF Construction Battalion is planning for an attack on Malang.
42nd Division is located at Sendai.
16th Army is located at Rabaul.

Recon

Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Hengchow 2 LCUs 12760/77/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Krung Thep 9 LCUs 54760/524/0
Walrus takes recon photos of Palembang 4 bombers, 6 aux, 15 LCUs 12900/117/0

Combat

Okayama was bombed by 135 X B-29 who were intercepted by 23 X Frank. A Frank was shot down and 9 were damaged and then the flak opened up. All told 1 Superfort was lost and 16 others were damaged.

Kitakyushu was attacked by 143 X B-29 and 139 X P-38J. The Japanese didn't put up a fight and the heavy industry absorbed moderately heavy damage.

Harbin was struck by 34 X Pe-2 and 53 X Yak-3 who administered moderate damage to the airstrip and light casualties.

Hong Kong was raided by 59 X B-25J (7 damaged), 16 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 24 X P-38J for very light damage to the heavy industry.

Bangkok was hammered by 157 X Liberator VI (2 downed, 10 damaged) for extremely heavy damage to the port, a very large number of secondary explosions were seen and personnel losses were heavy.

Pontianak was struck by Allied planes for light damage to the port.

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

At Djokjakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade took very light losses and managed to damage a pair of Thunderbolt IIs.

77 miles S of Chihfeng the Red Army's 2nd Rifle Corps had moderate casualties from an air raid in which a Randy, an Ann and a Sally were damaged.

Tavoy was subjected to an air strike that caused light damage to the airstrip, triggered some secondary explosions and there were very light troop losses. 7 Mosquito FB.VIs were damaged in the action.

Palembang's defenses damaged a Mosquito FB.VI as the attack did extremely light damage to the airfield.

At Chihfeng the Japanese assaulted the Soviet troops and were repulsed with extremely heavy casualties while the Russians had very heavy losses. The Soviet artillery accomplished nothing.

At Kweiyang the Japanese absorbed heavy losses from the Chinese artillery bombardments.

At Malang the Allied artillery barrages inflicted light casualties on the Japanese.

At Soerabaja an Allied attack inflicted very heavy losses on the Japanese and the attackers had light casualties.

Stalin smiles as he looks at the reports of the Japanese attack at Chihfeng. “Now we should throw our forces at them while they are caught out in open terrain. We should drive them back into China and hope that they try to attack us in the Harbin area too,” he says. The generals nod in agreement and a general attack will be carried out within a couple of days as more troops arrive.

Orders to steam in circles for the Big Blue Fleet have been issued and Bill now knows why. The DMs were dispatched a couple of days later than they should have been. Bill would rather wait than take the risk knowing that there's no cheaper or more deadly way of closing off confined waters.

Slim is doing OK, but he's not allowed out of bed unless an attendant is with him and he's in a wheelchair. The chair is fine with Slim as it gets him out of the ward. He's bored staring at the same 4 walls and it's depressing to see some of the guys who've been badly wounded. It puts everything into proper perspective and makes him feel that he's not so bad off.

Victory Points Allied 128981 (34578 Strategic) Japanese 49077

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RE: Not So Bad Off - 5/1/2014 6:31:14 PM   
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December 11, 1945 Washington DC

Intel

14th Army is located at Victoria Point.
Chinhae Bay Fortress is located at Pusan.
Kwantung Area Army is located at Luda.
53rd Heavy AA Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
Elements of the 5th Ind. Brigade are located at Tatung.
13263 men are based at Aomori.
269324 men are based at Maizuru.
1st Fleet is located at Tokyo.
314996 men are based at Kagoshima.

Recon


Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Hengchow 2 LCUs 15860/86/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Krung Thep 55420/549/0
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 24 LCUs

Combat

A naval bombardment of Kadina was carried out and it caused negligible damage to the already devastated airstrip, a few secondary explosions were reported and casualties were extremely heavy.

About 86 miles N of Luda the 39th Army absorbed moderate losses from an attack made by 12 X Randy, 6 X Ann and 21 X Sally.

Takamatsu was swept by 72 X P-51D who found no Japanese aircraft flying.

Linhsi was swept by 13 X Tony who found no opposition aloft.

Nagasaki was raided by 19 X B-24J and they were intercepted by 13 X Frank. A Frank was shot down and 3 others were damaged and then the ground fire went to work. All told 3 bombers were downed and 7 were damaged. There was a secondary explosion seen and ships in the harbor caught some bombs.
AP Ayatosan Maru 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
AK Teiyu Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AP Soka Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
AK Tatsubato Maru 1 bomb hit, on fire, heavy damage
SS I-50 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage

Harbin was attacked by 21 X Pe-2 and 52 X Yak-3 who did light damage to the airfield, a secondary explosion was claimed and casualties were light.

Hong Kong was hit by 54 X B-25J (3 damaged), 15 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 24 X P-38J. The already mauled heavy industry was subjected to additional light damage.

Pontianak was visited by Allied planes and both sides escaped harm.

Balikpapan was attacked by 29 X B-24J (1 downed, 1 damaged) and 42 X P-38J for light airfield damage, a secondary explosion was seen and personnel losses were moderate.

At Kweiyang the IJA 36th Division took heavy casualties from an air strike. The IJA 62nd Division also had heavy losses from Chinese Mitchells. The Chinese artillery inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division had moderate casualties from Allied planes.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 44th Heavy AA Battalion took heavy losses from an air attack. A strike was made on the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade that resulted in the unit having moderate casualties.

At Malang the IJA 5th Division had heavy casualties from Allied aircraft. An Allied bombardment caused moderate Japanese losses.

At Kadina the IJA 47th Division was hit by aircraft for heavy losses. The IJA 44th Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate casualties from Allied planes.

At Soerabaja the Sasebo 6th SNLF was pounded from on high for heavy losses. The IJA 71st Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate casualties from 2 air attacks.

Tokyo was under an umbrella of 1 X Reppu, 6 X Shinden and 58 X Frank when 61 X P-51D swept in on them. A Reppu, 2 Shindens and 38 Franks were splashed at the cost of 8 Mustangs lost and another damaged.

Palembang was hit by planes for extremely light airstrip damage and very light troop losses.

At Chihfeng a Soviet artillery bombardment caused heavy Japanese casualties.

To the NE the Big Blue Fleet has formed up for it's ride into the Inland Sea. Bill is happy to be a part of this mission as he feels that it will shorten the war. It is also planned that this fleet will pulverize Japanese opposition thrown at it and enable a huge convoy laden with supplies bound for Vladivostok to reach it's objective with the protection that is deemed to be as close to impenetrable as the USN can provide.

Stalin is pleased to hear that the promised supplies from the United States are on their way and that the USN will insure it's safe arrival. “Now we will be able to crush the Japanese without worrying about the weather delaying supplies from our factories that must travel so far by rail,” he says.

The Dutch are doing all that they can to place themselves in a position to once more occupy their colonial holdings as the British and French are also busily attempting.

The Swiss stress to the American ambassador that the Japanese are sincere in their attempt to make peace and end the war. This is then relayed to Washington and President Truman says, “They can keep their Emperor, but nothing else is negotiable. If they can't accept those terms then we'll dictate the terms when we arrive in Tokyo, if there is such a place left.”

Victory Points Allied 129038 (34578 Strategic) Japanese 49127


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RE: Not So Bad Off - 5/1/2014 7:28:10 PM   
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quote:

“They can keep their Emperor, but nothing else is negotiable. If they can't accept those terms then we'll dictate the terms when we arrive in Tokyo, if there is such a place left.”


That sounds like "Give 'em Hell Harry", all right!

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RE: Take It Or Leave It - 5/2/2014 4:06:31 PM   
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December 12, 1945 Moscow

Intel

53rd Division is located at Osaka/Kobe.
57th Construction Battalion is located at Maizuru.
13th Tank Regiment is planning for an attack on Chungking.
21st Division is planning for an attack on Eniwetok.
124th Division is located at Mutanchiang.
64th Construction Battalion is located at Nagasaki.
23rd Engineer Regiment is located at Inch'on.
2nd Mixed Regiment is located at Hangchow.
148th Division is located at Tokyo.
106th IJA Base Force is located at Anshan.
3rd Air Army is located at Rabaul.
57th Heavy AA Battalion is located at Hungnam.
113th IJA Base Force is located at Nanking.
153rd IJA Base Force is located at Marcus Island.
230th Division is located at Hiroshima/Kure.
90394 men are based at Rahaeng.
1st Reserve AA Regiment is located at Kyoto.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Canton 14 LCUs 5580/83/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Nanning 2 LCUs 13920/60/0
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Tavoy 11 LCUs 87200/807/11
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 24 LCUs
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Hanoi 4 LCUs 6760/17/0

Combat

A naval bombardment of Kadina caused extremely light airstrip damage, some secondary explosions and moderately heavy casualties. The TF then retired to be replenished. The IJA 47th Division was attacked 3 times by Allied planes for heavy casualties. The IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade got hit twice by aircraft for heavy troop losses. The IJA68th Ind. Mixed Brigade was subjected to 2 airstrikes today resulting in moderate casualties.

At the crossroads the Chinese 16th Group Army was being snooped on by a Dinah who was jumped by 14 P-40Ns who downed the Dinah.

87 miles SE of Chihfeng the Soviet 39th Army was attacked by 20 X Randy, 9 X Ann and 36 X Sally and took moderately heavy personnel losses.

Gumma was raided by 117 X B-24D, 64 X P-38J and 42 X P-51D. 15 X Frank and 16 X Tony tried to intercept the attackers, but the Allied fighters prevented the Japanese from reaching the bombers, shooting down 13 Franks and 14 Tonys while having 4 Lightnings destroyed and 3 more damaged. The AA fire damaged 3 bombers who inflicted moderate damage on the Nakajima engine plant.

Changchun was hit by 169 X B-29 who were bounced by 13 X Frank. 2 Franks were destroyed and 7 took damage while the bombers suffered 1 downed and 11 damaged from all sources. The oil industry was heavily damaged.

Linhsi was swept by 13 Tonys who found an empty sky.

Nagoya was targeted by a fighter sweep made up of 44 X P-51D who pounced on the CAP of 10 X Frank and 7 X Tony. 9 Franks and 5 Tonys were disposed of in the lopsided encounter.
A short time later 223 X B-29 and 64 X P-51D appeared and a Frank and 2 Tonys got in the way and paid the ultimate price. 9 Superforts were damaged by the flak and the heavy industry was subjected to extremely heavy damage.

Sapporo was attacked by 30 X B-24J (6 damaged) and 17 X P-51D who did light damage to the already devastated heavy industry.

Bangkok was targeted by 157 X Liberator VI (1 downed, 18 damaged) and the bombers caused extremely heavy port damage, a very large number of secondary explosions were reported and casualties were heavy.

At Palembang a Walrus was shot down by ground fire as it was sniffing around.

Pontianak went unharmed despite the Allied airstrike made on it.

At Chihfeng the 110th Division was attacked by 63 X P-63A (1 downed, 2 damaged) for moderate casualties. The IJA 133rd Division was hit by 31 X P-63A (2 damaged) for light losses.

At Harbin the IJA 1st Mixed Brigade was hit twice by Soviet planes for heavy losses and 2 P-63As were lost , 9 more took damage.

The IJA 23rd Division was jumped twice by Soviet aircraft for very heavy casualties. 1 X Pe-2, 4 X P-63A and 1 X P-39Q were damaged in the strikes.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 44th Heavy AA Battalion damaged a Corsair and a Thunderbolt while absorbing moderate losses in 2 attacks. The IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade damaged a Jug and absorbed moderate casualties.

At Soerabaja the Sasebo 6th SNLF underwent 2 air strikes that inflicted moderate losses on the unit. Allied troops attacked the battered Japanese inflicting heavy losses on them. The area has now been declared secured.

Near Kitakyushu 88 X SBD, 78 X SB2C, 117 X TBF, 55 X TBM, 264 X F6F, 55 X F4U-1D, 58 X FM-2, and 8 X F4F-4 were out hunting and came across 3 MLs.
ML Katashima 3 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
ML Ento 4 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
ML Kuroshima 7 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
All of the vessels went down.

About 82 miles E of Sasebo 24 X Kate and 2 X Rufe went after the Allied fleet and ran afoul of the CAP consisting of 450 X F6F, 109 X F4U-1D, 86 X FM-2 and 10 X F4F-4 who splashed all of the Japanese planes long before they threatened any ships.

Takamatsu was swept by 67 X P-51D who dawdled for a while and then returned to base having found no Japanese planes.

Victoria Point underwent and air strike that did very light airfield damage and there were extremely light casualties.

Near Johore Bahru 14 X Mosquito FB.VI went after a couple of AGs hitting one with 3 bombs and the other with 5. Both of the AGs were burning wrecks that went under.

At Kweiyang the Chinese artillery barrages dealt out heavy Japanese losses today.

At Malang Allied artillery caused moderate Japanese casualties.

The guys all agreed that it was nice to see the other bomb groups departing on a mission that the 500th BG didn't take part in. Gil seems to finally be getting over the loss of Elaine thanks to the guys of the Lucky 11 and especially Gel.

The people in the pub are celebrating the victory and Pete is busily pouring pints. “Maybe they will finally see the writing on the wall and just give up,” says Milt as he tosses down another beer.

Stalin knows that time is running out as the Japanese have put out feelers to obtain peace. He'll probably have to be content with the gains in Eastern Europe and settle for little in the Far East. This doesn't please him, but the future of the CCP looks bright and the West is war weary so he expects little opposition to his plans for setting up client states.

The room is silent as the Japanese proposal for peace is read aloud by the White House staffer. The President listens and then says, “They can keep their treasured Emperor as a figurehead and the rest is nonnegotiable. They can take it or leave it.”

Victory Points Allied 129282 (34708 Strategic) Japanese 49167

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RE: Slips Back - 5/3/2014 9:58:54 PM   
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December 13, 1945 San Diego

Intel

60th Division is planning for an attack on Chungking.
122nd Division is located at Mutanchiang.
25th Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Palembang.
Elements of the 70th Division are located at Ichang.
1st Guards Mixed Brigade is located at Tokyo.
2nd Division is located at Ominato.
68th Division is located at Sian.
1495 men are based at Kratie.
21st Engineer Regiment is located at Pakhoi.
110th IJA Base Force is located at Haichow.
Shimonoseki Fortress is located at Nagato.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Canton 14 LCUs 5340/73/0
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 24 LCUs
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Taan 1 LCU 1600/4/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Kiungahan 1 LCU 940/2/0

Combat


A naval bombardment of Kadina caused heavy Japanese casualties. The IJA 47th Division took light losses from Allied aircraft. The IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade was struck 4 times by Allied planes for very heavy casualties. The IJA 64th Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate losses from Allied planes. The massive US force continues it's slow, but steady advance towards Kadina.

19 miles S of Chihfeng the 39th Army took moderate personnel losses from an air attack.

Linhsi was swept by 13 Tonys who found no opposition.

Pontianak was raided by Allied aircraft who did light port damage, caused a secondary explosion and hit an AK with 2 bombs that did heavy damage and started fires.

At Harbin the IJA 1st Mixed Brigade had moderate casualties from a pair of strikes made by Soviet planes who lost 3 P-63As and had 7 P-63As and a P-39Q damaged. The IJA 11th Division had heavy losses from an air attack. The IJA 23rd Division was also hit 2 times and it managed to damage 4 P-63A and 3 Pe-2s while absorbing heavy casualties.

At Malang the IJA 5th Division was pounded by Allied planes for moderate losses. The 18th Naval Guard Unit took heavy casualties from an air strike. The IJA 28th Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate losses from being pounced on by Allied planes. The Allied big guns inflicted moderate casualties on the Japanese with their constant barrages.

At Kweiyang the IJA 69th Division was attacked by Chinese Mitchells who inflicted heavy casualties on the unit. The IJA 65th Division was also hit by B-25Js and they inflicted moderate losses on the Japanese unit. The Chinese artillery caused heavy Japanese casualties.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was attacked 2 times by airplanes for very heavy casualties. A Corsair and 2 Thunderbolt IIs were damaged in the attacks.

About 138 miles NW of Sasebo 123 X SBD (3 damaged), 77 X SB2C (1 damaged), 114 X TBF (1 downed, 2 damaged), 31 X TBM, 313 X F6F, 77 X F4U-1D, 45 X FM-2 and 8 X F4F-4 went after some IJN ships.
CL Oyodo 15 bomb hits, sunk
DD Teruzuki 14 bomb hits, sunk
DD Oboro 2 bomb hits, 1 torpedo hit, sunk
DD Yugiri 2 bomb hits, on fire, heavy damage
Another strike of 9 X TBF and 16 X F6F failed to score any hits on the smoke obscured Japanese ships. A little later 8 X TBM and 24 X FM-2 also failed to hit anything. In the afternoon 16 X TBM and 14 X FM-2 arrived and missed with their fish. The DD Yugiri caught a shell hit and went under when she had the misfortune to run into the USN.
BB Indiana
BB Massachusetts
BB New Jersey
BB Missouri
CA Pensacola
CA Tuscaloosa
CL St. Louis
CL Miami
DD Trathen
DD Twiggs
DD Uhlmann
DD Valkenburgh
DD Wadleigh
DD Wadsworth

Near Johore Bahru 12 X Mosquito FB.VI peppered a pair of AGs with their bombs.

Palembang was hit by Allied planes for extremely light airstrip damage and a Betty was destroyed.

Bill maintains a cool and calm exterior, but inside he's churning knowing that 2 IJN BBs escaped. The TF will continue on it's current course and hopefully bring the rest of the IJN force to battle. He hopes for what the USN always planned for, a meeting of the big boys who would then slug it out. He admits that with the IJN having just 2 or 3 BBs left the scales are more than slightly tipped in the USN's favor and that OK with him.

Having undergone extensive care at a Naval hospital at Pearl Harbor and having been transferred to a Stateside facility Ed holds out hope that this won't be the end of his career, but thinks that sea duty is over for him. Later he slips back into a state where the doctors can't reach him.

The Swiss have passed on the response from the United States, which has the full backing of London, but the Japanese have not responded as of yet. President Truman has decided that he will keep the line of communication open, but that it's a take it or leave it proposition.

Victory Points Allied 129480 (34708 Strategic) Japanese 49090

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RE: The Death Of The IJN - 5/4/2014 2:27:59 PM   
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December 14, 1945 Off Of Japan's Coast

Intel

14912 men are based at Matsuyama.
10th Tank Regiment is located at Mutanchiang.
7th Division is located at Wakkanai.
Iki Fortress is located at Ikitsuki.
6th Mongolian Cavalry Division is located at Jehol.
Chichijima Fortress is located at Niigata.
41st Heavy AA Battalion is located at Mutanchiang.
3rd Heavy AA Battalion is located at Changchun.
32nd Special Base Force is planning for an attack on Malang.
117th Division is located at Jehol.
231st Division is located at Matsue.
58th Construction Battalion is located at Takamatsu.
3rd AA Regiment is located at Tokyo.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Canton 14 LCUs 8460/102/82
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Hue vacant
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Camranh Bay 1 X SS, 1 X CA, 2 bombers, 1 aux, 3 LCUs 12500/82/0
OS2U-3 Kingfisher takes recon photos of Kadina 24 LCUs

Combat

132 miles NW of Sasebo the IJN managed to elude the 2 USN fast BB TFs and find the CV TFs.
Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu 1 shell hit
BB Yamato 3 shell hits
DD Take
DD Ume 1 shell hit, on fire
DD Momi 2 shell hits, on fire
DD Nashi 27 shell hits, sunk
DD Kaba 4 shell hits, on fire
DD Hatsuume 8 shell hits, sunk
Allied Ships
CV Hornet
CV Hancock 1 shell hit
CVL San Jacinto
CA Chester
CLAA Oakland
CL Mobile
CL Pasadena
DD Killen
DD LaVallette
DD Laws
DD Richard Leary
DD Leutze
DD Luce
Somehow the USN dodged a bullet this time and the lone hit scored by the IJN was a small sized shell that did no harm to the Hancock. Other than scratching some paint.

149 miles W of Sasebo the IJN found the big boys.
Japanese Ships
DD Inazuma 14 shell hits, sunk
DD Nagatsuki 21 shell hits, sunk
DD Tsuga 1 shell hit, sunk
DD Wakatake 32 shell hits, sunk
Allied Ships
BB Indiana
BB Massachusetts
BB New Jersey
BB Missouri
CA Pensacola
CA Tuscaloosa
CL St. Louis
CL Miami
DD Trathen
DD Twiggs
DD Uhlmann
DD Valkenburgh
DD Wadleigh
DD Wadsworth

A naval bombardment of Kadina caused negligible damage to the ravaged airfield, moderate port damage, many secondary explosions were reported and casualties were very heavy. The IJA 47th Division was attacked by aircraft 2 times and absorbed heavy troop losses. The IJA 53rd Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate casualties from an air strike. The IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade was bombed for very light losses.

15 miles S of Chihfeng the 39th Army absorbed moderate losses from an air attack made by the Japanese.

Toyama was struck by 122 X B-24D and 65 X P-38J for moderate damage to the heavy industry.

Changchun had a CAP of 15 X Frank and 8 X Tony up when 78 X Tu-2S appeared. The Soviets tried to fend off the Japanese fighters shooting down a Frank (6 damaged) and a Tony (3 damaged). The AA chipped in and 6 Russian bombers went down and 16 were damaged. The airfield took moderate damage, there were many secondary explosions claimed, 4 X Frances, 1 X Babs and 2 X Tabby were burning wrecks and casualties were heavy. Later on 14 X Frank and 7 X Tony were on CAP when 177 X B-29 showed up. 2 Franks were shot down (7 damaged) and 2 Tonys were damaged. The flak then blazed away and 5 Superforts were lost and 14 damaged. The airfield sustained horrendous damage, there were many secondary explosions seen, 1 X Babs, 8 X Frances and 1 X Nick were trashed and personnel losses were heavy.

Tokyo was swept by 102 X P-51D who swooped in on a gaggle of 1 X Reppu, 8 X Shinden and 98 X Frank. 5 Shindens and 87 Franks were blasted out of the sky and 18 Mustangs went down and 7 took damage.

Nagoya was struck by 273 X B-29 (5 damaged) and 69 X P-51D for absolutely devastating damage to the heavy industry.

Mutanchiang had 12 Tonys up to face an inbound raid of 29 X B-24J and 75 X P-51D. All of the Tonys were splashed at the cost of a destroyed Mustang and the ground fire damaged 11 of the Liberators. The airfield was moderately damaged, there were many secondary explosions claimed and casualties were heavy.

Camranh Bay was devastated by 134 X B-29 (5 damaged) taking extremely heavy airfield damage, a couple of secondary explosions were reported, 1 Irving, 2 Dinahs, 1 Frances, 1 Betty, 1 Thora and 1 Sally were destroyed and troop losses were moderate. Another strike was made by 141 X B-29 (10 damaged) and the battered airfield was again subjected to extremely heavy damage, there were a few secondary explosions observed and casualties were moderate.

Palembang was hit for negligible damage to the airstrip and a Tabby was toasted in an air raid. Another attack did very light airfield damage, caused a secondary explosion and destroyed a Betty.

At Kweiyang the IJA 36th Division took moderate losses from Chinese Mitchells. The IJA 65th Division was pounced on by Chinese bombers for heavy casualties. The Chinese artillery accounted for heavy Japanese losses.

At Harbin the IJA 11th Division was pounded twice for very heavy casualties. 1 Pe-2, 1 Tu-2S, 5 P-63As and a P-39Q were damaged in the strikes. The IJA 23rd Division was struck for heavy losses and a Tu-2S took some damage. The IJA 123rd Division took moderate casualties and 9 P-63As were damaged.

At Gili Gili the IJA 21st Division had light casualties from Allied aircraft.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 44th Heavy AA Battalion took moderate losses and it damaged 2 Corsairs. The IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade had very heavy casualties from a pair air raids made on it.

At Malang the IJA 5th Division was struck twice by Allied planes for moderate casualties. An Allied attack inflicted extremely heavy losses on the Japanese while the attackers had very heavy casualties.

Near Sasebo 4 X Frank were swept aside by a strike package consisting of 52 X SBD (1 downed, 6 damaged), 51 X SB2C (1 downed, 3 damaged), 110 X TBF (2 downed, 17 damaged), 40 X TBM (2 downed, 5 damaged), 290 X F6F and 77 X F4U-1D and then the IJN BBs were engaged.
BB Mutsu 7 bomb hits, 4 torpedo hits, sunk
BB Yamato 17 bomb hits, 3 torpedo hits, on fire
Another attack was made within minutes of the first finishing. This time 24 X SBD (1downed, 1 damaged), 15 X TBF and and 15 X TBM struck the ships.
DD Ume 6 bomb hits, 1 torpedo hit, sunk
DD Momi 3 torpedo hits, sunk
DD Kaba 3 bomb hits, 2 torpedo hits, sunk
In the afternoon 19 X SBD, 207 X F6F and 49 X F4U-1D arrived, but failed to hit anything.

Near Nagasaki a CAP of 5 X Tony and 23 X Frank were tasked with stopping 93 X SBD (15 downed, 11 damaged), 68 X SB2C (10 downed, 7 damaged), 99 X TBF (11 downed, 8 damaged) and 42 X TBM (5 downed, 7 damaged). The Allied fighters never joined the dive bombers and torpedo planes. 7 Franks were damaged and then the ships caught hell.
DD Yaezakura 1 bomb hit, 3 torpedo hits, sunk
DD Yayoi 6 bomb hits, sunk
DD Kikuzuki 1 bomb hit, 2 torpedo hits, sunk
DD Yadake 10 bomb hits, sunk
DD Tochi 12 bomb hits, sunk

The guys were amazed at how easy their bomb run on Nagoya was. It's a far cry from the first raids on the Japanese cities. Knowing that they are now attacking a nearly helpless foe only frustrates the men of the Lucky 11. “If they're beaten why can't they stop fighting and admit defeat before everybody gets killed for nothing?” asks Donny.

Chris had a front row seat as the planes attacked the Japanese ships. He couldn't believe how big the one BB looked and how it managed to get away despite being hit so often. He wonders how the Japanese can throw away their ships without even giving them any air cover. Then he thinks that even if Japanese fighters were on hand they would've been brushed aside with ease as the pilot quality is awful and just flying in formation seems beyond the Japanese capabilities now.

There is still no response from the Japanese and the President is taking this as a positive sign. General Marshall cautions him about the cadre within the IJA that will resist any form of surrender.

SS personnel convicted of atrocities at Belsen and other concentration camps were hanged.


Victory Points Allies 130106 (34900 Strategic) Japanese 49233


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RE: The Death Of The IJN - 5/5/2014 3:29:13 PM   
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December 15, 1945 Washington DC

Intel

1st Reserve Tank Regiment is located at Kitakyushu.
21st Mixed Brigade is located at Tokyo.
107th IJA Base Force is located at Pusan.
206th Division is located at Sasebo.
185785 men are based at Jehol.
16th Army is located at Rabaul.
21st Division is planning for an attack on Eniwetok.
107th IJA Base Force is located at Pusan.
140th Division is located at Tokyo.
Hoyo Fortress is located at Osumi.
65th Construction Battalion is located at Kagoshima.
51st Ind. Mixed Brigade is located at Kadina.
49th Division is located at Alor Star.
51st Road Construction Battalion is planning for an attack on Chungking.

Recon

PBM Mariner takes recon photos of Kiungahan 1 LCU
F-5C Lightning takes recon photos of Luang Prabang 1 LCU 1120/0/0
Mosquito PR.IX takes recon photos of Saigon 13 X AP, 1 X APD, 8 X DE, 6 fighters, 5 aux, 2 LCUs 24380/249/11

Combat

16 miles S of Chihfeng the 39th Army took heavy casualties from Japanese planes.

Changchun was bombed by 57 X Tu-2S (4 damaged) who caused moderate airstrip damage, a secondary explosion, 1 Nick, 6 Frances, 1 Tabby, 1 Tony, 4 Franks and 1 Babs were burnt and personnel losses were heavy.

Ominato was raided by 67 X B-25J (1 downed, 16 damaged) and 38 X P-38J for moderate airfield damage, some secondary explosions were claimed, 2 Topsys, 3 Sallys, 5 Tinas, 3 Tabbys and 3 Daves were destroyed and casualties were heavy. In the afternoon another air raid was made by 10 X A-26B (6 damaged) and 49 X P-38J who caused negligible damage to the airfield and trashed a Topsy.

Harbin was struck by 85 X Tu-2S (2 damaged) and 8 X Yak-3 for heavy airfield damage, a few secondary explosions were seen and troop losses were heavy.

Hong Kong was attacked by 50 X B-25J (3 damaged), 15 X A-26B (1 damaged) and 24 X P-38J for moderately heavy airfield damage, there were many secondary explosions reported and casualties were moderate.

Camranh Bay was bombed by 163 X B-29 (11 damaged) who did extremely heavy damage to the airstrip, there were some secondary explosions observed and losses were very light. This should be enough to pave the way for the surprise invasion of Hainan Island.

Bangkok was visited by 48 X Mosquito FB.VI (12 damaged) who did light damage to the airfield, triggered some secondary explosions and there were heavy casualties.

The 147 X Liberator VI (1 downed, 21 damaged) arrived and they clobbered the port for extremely heavy damage, there was a very large number of secondary explosions claimed and losses were very heavy.

At Harbin the IJA 29th Division absorbed heavy casualties from 2 air strikes in which 3 Pe-2s were damaged. The IJA 11th Division was hit by Soviet aircraft for heavy losses and a P-39Q was downed, 3 others damaged and a Tu-2S was also damaged. The IJA 23rd Division damaged a P-63A and 3 P-39Qs in a strike that inflicted light casualties on the unit.

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

At Malang the IJA 5th Division was pounded three times for heavy casualties by Allied planes. An Allied attack on the Japanese positions outside of Malang caused very little land to change hands though the Japanese absorbed extremely heavy losses and the Allied troops took very heavy casualties.

At Kweiyang the IJA 62nd Division was bombed for very heavy losses. The Chinese troops surged forward and assaulted the Japanese positions with both sides sustaining extremely heavy casualties. The Chinese lost about 3 times the number of troops as the Japanese did in their attempt to push them back that met with success as the Japanese retreated towards Kweilin.

At Kadina the IJA 47th Division absorbed moderate casualties from an attack made by Allied planes. The IJA 49th Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate losses from an air strike. The IJA 68th Ind. Mixed Brigade had moderate casualties from an air attack. The IJA 44th Ind. Mixed Brigade was pounded by planes for light losses. The IJA 64th Ind. Mixed Brigade took moderate casualties from an air attack.

At Djokjakarta the IJA 27th Ind. Mixed Brigade was hit three times by Allied planes for very heavy losses and a Thunderbolt II was damaged.

148 miles NW of Sasebo 24 X Grace and 9 X Zeke vainly threw themselves into the cauldron of the Allied CAP of 761 X F6F, 189 X F4U-1D, 138 X FM-2 and 18 X F4F-4. All of the Japanese planes were splashed and a Corsair was damaged. Then 24 X Judy, 22 X Grace and 63 X Nick tried and died except for 2 Graces who made it into the clouds. 3 Hellcats and 3 Corsairs were damaged. A bit later 62 X Judy, 2 X Jill, 67 X Grace and 19 X Betty threw their lives away in their insane attempt to reach the Allied fleet. 5 Hellcats and 3 Corsairs were damaged. Yet another attempt on the Big Blue Fleet was made by 28 X Grace, 23 X Betty and 8 X Frances only for them all to meet their doom. 15 Hellcats and 4 Corsairs were damaged. In the afternoon 3 X Judy, 3 X Grace and 6 X Nick appeared and 2 of the Graces lived to tell the tale and a Corsair was damaged. This was followed by a pair of Bettys who died and 2 Corsairs were damaged. The Japanese continued to throw their planes at the USN all willy nilly as 3 X Grace and 8 X Betty failed to penetrate the CAP. 2 Graces survived and a Corsair was damaged as the other Japanese planes found watery graves.

Palembang was struck by Allied planes for negligible airstrip damage and a secondary explosion. Another strike later in the day caused very light damage to the airfield and destroyed a Betty.

Bill sees droves of fighters coming and going and he takes great comfort knowing that he's under an umbrella the likes of which has never been seen before. After yesterday's surface engagements he feels that there is little chance of the IJN throwing anything his way, but true to form he keeps his crew on their toes to expect the unexpected. He is frustrated as the DMSs still haven't arrived on station to clear the way for the Big Blue Fleet to traverse the confined waters.

Chris has flown 3 CAP missions today and as he wearily drops off of the wing of his Hellcat he smiles to himself. He did his job well today as he splashed 6 Japanese planes. Later that night he's informed that all 6 are now confirmed kills, giving him a total of 21. He's surprised that suddenly the Japanese are throwing themselves into a meat grinder in such small strikes.

Truman looks at the men gathered and says, “Well that's it then. Effective midnight, tonight, there will be an end to hostilities. Arrangements will be made for the formal signing of a peace document in Tokyo Bay. I want as many of our warships as possible there and our aircraft will fly overhead just to remind the Japanese why they are surrendering.”

Permanent HQs for the UN were established in the United States.

Victory Points Allied 130705 (24900 Strategic) Japanese 49313

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RE: PEACE! - 5/6/2014 9:31:34 PM   
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The ceasefire has held and the word has spread like wildfire through all of the branches of the military. PEACE! The war is over and the Japanese have finally admitted to defeat. From the highest offices in Washington DC, London, Canberra, Moscow and many other places to the lowest privates spread all over the world unbounded joy is the order of the day. Troops in close proximity to the Japanese remain wary, but there have been no incidents.

I would like to heap thanks and praise upon Steve as through the years we stuck with the game and never had any problems concerning what anybody did or didn't do. Steve was always a gentleman and an opponent to be treasured.

I will do an epilogue to address the post war lives of the many characters touched in the AAR, though a daily installment will probably not be the norm any longer. I have many pictures that I never used in the AAR and I'll include them for your viewing pleasure as I wrap things up.

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RE: PEACE! - 5/7/2014 4:04:41 AM   
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Congratulations!!

And Steve can take consolation that the Yamato (barely) survived.

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William Smith (Bill) returned to California in April of 1946 from commanding the BB Missouri, on which the surrender ceremony was held. Upon his return he and Sandy got married. Bill remained in the Navy until his retirement in 1968 at the rank of Admiral. Though he stayed in the Navy he was never as happy as when he commanded the DD O'Bannon. Sandy managed the life of a Navy wife and raised their 2 children, both girls. She continued to make their home in the little town in the California mountains where she and Bill lived out their years happily together.

Dave, Sandy's father, never one known for emotion, broke down crying at the wedding when he gave the bride away. Dave spent his days tinkering on various vehicles at the garage, always enjoying his coffee until he passed away in 1957.






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RE: PEACE! Epilogue 2 - 5/9/2014 9:47:56 PM   
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Phil retired from the Navy after attaining the rank of Captain. He never had another command of a ship after the DD O'Bannon. Upon leaving command of DesRon 12 he had a series of desk jobs that finally made him fed up and in 1952 he left the Navy. He got a job with the Newport News Shipyard, where he worked until 1971. Upon retirement he literally died of boredom. He never married.

Captain Demesa retired in 1953 and enjoyed a very comfortable retirement due to his investments with Red and Cookie. He bought a cottage on the island of Maui and enjoyed his wife, sons, daughter and of course the grandchildren. He kept in close contact with Red until the day he died> Red and Cookie were pallbearers at the funeral.






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Pete lived a fruitful and happy life with Sylvia. They never had another child after Pearl. Sylvia never returned to the nursing profession as the hotel kept her and Pete pretty busy. Pearl eventually took over the running of the Story Bridge Hotel and in 2004 she finally stepped down and a son took over. Milt died in 1959 from liver failure due to his drinking. Jac followed him in 1960, a few months later, and Sylvia said that she knew that her mother wouldn't do well without Milt about. Pete died in 2001 and Sylvia followed in 2008. She spent a great deal of time with Pearl and admitted to feeling empty without her Pete.






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Robert “Stick” Irvine ended his military service having never been credited with downing even a partial enemy plane. He was very comfortable with this and proud of the fact that as a wing man he never lost a lead. After trying his hand at selling insurance and a few other jobs he ended up becoming a minister. He had a mission that helped the poor and helped to feed and house the homeless in Detroit.






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