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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/14/2011 9:01:20 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Following this AAR with interest, PH.

WRT Nemo's initial dispositions and attacks, assume that he has loaded up the scenario from the Japanese side and has an excellent idea what your individual base strengths, weaknesses and dispositions are at day 0. I assume that there were no overt statements about players not doing this prior to the onset of hostilities? I'd assume that he has near clarivoyance or omniscience about Japanese dispositions for the time being.

Thus, those tankers shouldn't be a surprise to him or you-assuming his familiarity with the initial OOB and dispositions-he knew what a juicy target it was and acted accordingly with his surfeit of naval forces. Similarly, he would know precisely what AAA you had on your base that just got plastered and been able to work around it.

As far as the head games go, forget it. That only works if you place any credence in communications with him for the scenario. Assume all that is in writing (other than "here's the turn") is an effort to sow disinformation. Say what you will for your replies, but they will be unlikely to bear fruit if you expect to affect his attitude or approach to the game. I'd recommend keeping communications on point and effectively ignore his queries or protestations. You don't have to lie, but you also don't need to play headgames in order to exchange turns.

Hey

Actually I think it is all fun and games. Ive known Nemo (as well as you can "know" someone via mail that is) for a while now, and I think we have a pretty good relationship. One might say there are two layers to our conversations, lets call them "in game-conversations" and "about other stuff -conversations". When we talk about the current game and comment things, we both know that we both are trying to gain knowledge and advantages while hiding weaknesses and threats. But when we talk about other stuff I completely trust him to be a honest and honorable person. This AAR is a good example of that I suppose, I have no problem doing this "secret" AAR.

As for his knowledge of the Japanese side, yeah, there is no getting around that. He pretty much wrote the book on how to defend Japan in this scenario, so there is little I can do to surprise him now at game start. Right now Im just trying to buy time long enough for "my" changes to take effect. I have a big advantage too though, from playing the allied side against Nemo. That, for example, is why I will defend the lvl 9 ports in China. I know how much easier it becomes as the US player to have more large ports than just Manilla.



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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/14/2011 9:02:27 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

Actually, playing Downfall scenario myself right now, it seems as busy as the GC with all of the units to manage. In particular all of the air groups.


Yeah, I actually think that turn 0 for Downfall is much harder to do than turn 0 for the GC...its a nightmare.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/15/2011 7:09:42 PM   
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Day 4 - the battle for Keijo

Today for the first time, we managed to do some damage to the yanks.

There were two hexes I had to defend today, and surprisingly enough, Nemo attacked them both. This post will deal with one of them - Keijo

At Keijo, a very important convoy was unloading, Nemo had sent recon over the base for the past 2-3 days, so I knew he knew there was something going on there. I expected an attack, I did not however, expect the USN to park a couple of CVs just off Korea.

First came two P47N-sweeps. My defensive tactics for the fighters were tested and it worked. The sacrificial units were butchered of cource, but the real defensive fighter units actually achieved a positive kill-ratio. I believe my Ki-94IIs actually achieved a 3-1 kill ratio. That is not bad.

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Morning Air attack on Keijo , at 103,50

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 34
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 21
Ki-94-II x 27
Ki-102c Randy x 23

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 50

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 7 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 7 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed


Aircraft Attacking:
25 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Keijo , at 103,50

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 20
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 6
Ki-94-II x 24
Ki-102c Randy x 22

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Keijo , at 103,50

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 18 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 11
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 5
Ki-94-II x 20
Ki-102c Randy x 20

Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed


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Morning Air attack on Keijo , at 103,50

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 8
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 3
Ki-94-II x 13
Ki-102c Randy x 18


Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 50


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 3 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 7 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed


As the morning air-phase grew longer, fatigue, damage and losses took a heavy toll on our ability to put planes into the fight, and when that last 50-plane sweep came, our fighters were far far from as effective as they were during the initial sweeps, and that cost alot in the later sweeps.

Then came the afternoon-phase and the big surprise:

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Keijo at 103,50

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 1
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 1
Ki-94-II x 2
Ki-102c Randy x 2



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 143
TBM-3 Avenger x 15


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-105
SC CHa-107
SC CHa-106, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
E No.16, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
E No.36



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
12 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
3 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
10 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
9 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
12 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
12 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
15 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Keijo at 103,50

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 8
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 3
Ki-61-Ia Tony x 12
Ki-94-II x 19
Ki-102c Randy x 2



Allied aircraft
F6F-5 Hellcat x 141
TBM-3 Avenger x 51


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony: 2 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBM-3 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVE Shimane Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
SC CHa-102
SC CHa-76, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SC CHa-73
E No.26, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
E No.22
SC CHa-75
SC CHa-71
TK Daiki Maru
SC CHa-101
SC CHa-79
E No.36
SC CHa-70



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
18 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
18 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
18 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
18 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
11 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
16 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
20 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
18 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet
18 x F6F-5 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet



My already depleted CAP had little chance to prevent the torpedo bombers from getting through, naturally. However the sacrificial CVE included in the TF soaked up most of the attacks and saved the tankers from destruction.

Today Nemo lost 42 P-47Ns over Keijo, that is a big success for me.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/15/2011 7:20:40 PM   
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Day 4 - Fusan

The other hex I was defending was Fusan. The reason was I had brough some of my very precious surface taskforces here in case Nemo tried to do something funny with his SCTFs, and also, alot of tankers were hiding in port to avoid his raiders.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tsushima at 103,56

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 3,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
N1K5-J George x 4
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 2
Ki-84b Frank x 2
Ki-102c Randy x 3



Allied aircraft
Beaufighter TF.X x 6
B-25J11 Mitchell x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter TF.X: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
MTB G-552
MTB G-155, Shell hits 12
MTB G-165, Shell hits 6
MTB G-845



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x Beaufighter TF.X strafing at 100 feet *

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tsushima at 103,56

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 4,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
N1K5-J George x 6
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 2
Ki-84b Frank x 8
Ki-102c Randy x 5



Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 10
B-25J11 Mitchell x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 5 destroyed
B-25J11 Mitchell: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
MTB G-451, Shell hits 16
MTB G-165, Shell hits 11
MTB G-352
MTB G-155, Shell hits 5
MTB G-845
MTB G-552



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



This is leaking CAP from Fusan


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Fusan at 103,55

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
N1K5-J George x 9
Ki-84b Frank x 21
Ki-102c Randy x 15



Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 13
TBM-3 Avenger x 18


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-102c Randy: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F8F-1 Bearcat: 3 destroyed
TBM-3 Avenger: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Shinyo
DD Shinyo
DD Shinyo



Aircraft Attacking:
14 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Fusan at 103,55

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
N1K5-J George x 6
Ki-84b Frank x 15
Ki-102c Randy x 9



Allied aircraft
F8F-1 Bearcat x 13
TBM-3 Avenger x 10


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F8F-1 Bearcat: 1 destroyed
TBM-3 Avenger: 4 destroyed

Japanese Ships
DD Shinyo
DD Shinyo
DD Shinyo



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x TBM-3 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



And these are strikes from the CVs against shipping at Fusan. The raids all got through, but it cost Nemo alot of Avengers.






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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/15/2011 7:24:03 PM   
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Here are the casualty figures for today. The large number of Hellcats lost is because a CVE took a couple of torpedos and apparently went down off Formosa.




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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/15/2011 7:45:08 PM   
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Meanwhile, things are heating up in the Okinawa-region aswell. Nemo is pretty confident of himself here and has told me how he will attack and take Amami Oshima within the next three days.

Apparently he really wants me to commit forces to the defence of the absolute outer perimeter.




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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/15/2011 8:17:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Panzerjaeger Hortlund

Day 4 - the battle for Keijo

Today for the first time, we managed to do some damage to the yanks.

There were two hexes I had to defend today, and surprisingly enough, Nemo attacked them both. This post will deal with one of them - Keijo

At Keijo, a very important convoy was unloading, Nemo had sent recon over the base for the past 2-3 days, so I knew he knew there was something going on there. I expected an attack, I did not however, expect the USN to park a couple of CVs just off Korea.

First came two P47N-sweeps. My defensive tactics for the fighters were tested and it worked. The sacrificial units were butchered of cource, but the real defensive fighter units actually achieved a positive kill-ratio. I believe my Ki-94IIs actually achieved a 3-1 kill ratio. That is not bad.


It appears as though Nemo is an advocate of the nonsensical stratosphere sweep approach. P47 sweeps at 42,000 feet? What rubbish. Did you two discuss this issue before game start?

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/15/2011 8:36:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy
It appears as though Nemo is an advocate of the nonsensical stratosphere sweep approach. P47 sweeps at 42,000 feet? What rubbish. Did you two discuss this issue before game start?


Nah, no need. We both use the forces we have to the best of their abilities (with a couple of houserules regarding 4Es). I have no problem with the strato-sweeps, there are counters against all tactics, including the max-alt sweeps. The challenge is to find the tactics that work and use them.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/15/2011 10:10:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Panzerjaeger Hortlund

Day 4 - the battle for Keijo

Today for the first time, we managed to do some damage to the yanks.

There were two hexes I had to defend today, and surprisingly enough, Nemo attacked them both. This post will deal with one of them - Keijo

At Keijo, a very important convoy was unloading, Nemo had sent recon over the base for the past 2-3 days, so I knew he knew there was something going on there. I expected an attack, I did not however, expect the USN to park a couple of CVs just off Korea.

First came two P47N-sweeps. My defensive tactics for the fighters were tested and it worked. The sacrificial units were butchered of cource, but the real defensive fighter units actually achieved a positive kill-ratio. I believe my Ki-94IIs actually achieved a 3-1 kill ratio. That is not bad.


It appears as though Nemo is an advocate of the nonsensical stratosphere sweep approach. P47 sweeps at 42,000 feet? What rubbish. Did you two discuss this issue before game start?



Not to highjack this thread but I just want to interject what it means to fly at 42,000 feet.

First, the operating altitude for a P-47 was about 30,000 feet. "The oxygen supply is from a low-pressure system with a new American demand valve. During the trials this was not entirely satisfactory, and the majority of flying was limited to 30,000 feet as the flow above this height was unreliable.." plus "The operational ceiling of 1,000 ft/min is reached at about 31,000 feet." (http://www.wwiiaircraftperformance.org/p-47/p-47c-afdu.html). I would assume that somebody on the development staff found a reference somewhere to the maxium service ceiling and set that at maximum altitude.

But a little background there is an oxygen dissociation curve. There is a slight difference between 6K and 12K feet. There is a huge difference between 26K and 32K feet. Below 26K and one can combine outside air and oxygen above this and we start rigging up 100% O2. Now B-29's regualrly flew at 36,000 with special O2 regulators. However, above 40,000 feet requires positive pressure above 15" of water to keep oxygen tension. This is a very hostile environment in which equipment failures are deadly. (http://www.operationalmedicine.org/TextbookFiles/FlightSurgeonsManual.pdf).

Even if the aircraft are somehow tooling around at service ceilings ... the strain on the engine is tremendous and not reflected in the game. It might be cold up there at 40,000 feet but an aircooled radal engine depdends on more than just cool air to conduct heat ... there is the cold but not enough density ..so no heat conducted and very high CHT temps that quickly increase downtime ...

Ok back to the fantisy nonsensical stratosphere sweeps ...


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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/18/2011 6:47:36 AM   
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I have to be careful around Korea now. The logic of battle is to escalate, but I do not want to be sucked in to committing forces I dont want to commit here and now. He has several CV TFs together with several SCTFs in the area. Im strongly suspecing huge fighter sweeps from Okinawa tomorrow. If I play into this, I will have committed my reserves at a time and place chosen by him and on his terms.

At the same time, I really need to defend two hexes in Korea tomorrow, the alternative is to lose ships I very much want to keep. So, I need to find the balance between committing enough forces to defend the crucial hexes, while not getting drawn in to a running battle.

The one thing that benefits me here is that Nemo will most likely assume that large groups of airunits in various bases
in Korea and southern Japan are an offensive weapon aimed at his CVs.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/18/2011 6:50:17 AM   
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Day 5

All in all, a bad day for Japan. Enemy surface raiders made it all the way into the port of Keijo. I had set up lots of delaying SCTFs consisting of SCs and Es try to eat up enemy ops-points, but still a group got through. A good thing then that I had moved the valuable ships up north to Cinnampo where they unloaded their cargo (2 Air HQs and 3 Baseforces from China).

I had also stood down all fighters at Keijo and moved the valuable ones north to Cinnampo. The two hexes I defended were Cinnampo and the base next to soviet union. At both these bases we were unloading some very important cargo, and both these bases were saved. However, I lost alot of fighters today over Keijo, despite not having units there, it was leaking CAP from Cinnampo, two hexes away. Really annoying to lose alot of Ki94IIs because of leaking cap.

The enemy fighter sweeps were interesting. As I suspected, he was targeting Keijo with huge sweeps, 100 P47Ns and 150 P38s. But Osaka was also hit very hard with 300 P1Hs and 100 P47Ns

Was really depressed to see 14 Okhas get through the enemy CAP at Nago, only to have them all miss their targets. If the fortunes of war had been different, Nemo would have 1-3 heavily damaged BBs now.

Nemo was frustrated about hitting empty air again with his huge sweeps. I can understand this frustration, and it takes a toll on the pilots. Im suspecting his sweeping fighter units have pretty high fatigue right now. His P51Hs have been sweeping every day since the beginning of the war at close to max range.

< Message edited by Panzerjaeger Hortlund -- 8/18/2011 6:52:20 AM >


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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/18/2011 4:35:02 PM   
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Day 6 - the B29's hit Osaka

Well, if yesterday was a bad day for Japan, today was a good day. I was expecting the big airstrike to come today, and it did. In the previous days, Nemo has sent large sweeps over Osaka, first 100, then close to 300. I have avoided defending Osaka because I dont want to fight his best P51H-wings if I dont absolutely have to. At the same time, it is only a matter of time before he sends in the B29s to take out the industry at Osaka.

Yesterday, I thought all the signs pointed towards a big mission today. Hard to say exactly what made me think that. A combination of a gut feeling and the fact that he had been mounting consecutive fighter sweeps with larger and larger units, and the previous targets for his B29s, Amami Oshima, was prepped enough and ready to fall. I also believe Nemo is becoming more and more frustrated that Im not trying to defend against his sweeps, and that this lead to him wanting to force me to defend by going after the HI that is so crucial for my production.

SO, I decided to fight today, and I pulled all my best fighter units into Osaka and ordered them to CAP. And, as luck would have it, today was the day the B29s came to town...unescorted.








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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/18/2011 4:48:23 PM   
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And this is what it looked like:
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Morning Air attack on 48th Ind. AA Battalion, at 109,59 (Osaka/Kyoto)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 27
A6M7 Zero x 17
A6M8 Zero x 4
J2M5 Jack x 18
J7W1 Shinden x 59
N1K1-J George x 14
N1K5-J George x 24
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 72
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 25
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 19
Ki-84a Frank x 15
Ki-94-II x 71
Ki-102c Randy x 19
Ki-201 Karyu x 13



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 244


Japanese aircraft losses
J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-61-Ic Tony: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 4 destroyed, 65 damaged
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (8 destroyed, 13 disabled)




Aircraft Attacking:
24 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
28 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
26 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
31 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
28 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
35 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
25 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
8 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Kannonji Ku K-3 with J7W1 Shinden (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 15 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with J7W1 Shinden (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 33000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
S-303 Hikotai with J2M5 Jack (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
951 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(17 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
345 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Kaga-1 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(20 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
18th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(19 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(15 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
48th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(25 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 19 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (1 airborne, 6 on standby, 18 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (1 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes

Banzai! - Kimura F. in a Ki-43-IIIa Oscar rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Kimura N. in a Ki-61-Ic Tony rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor
Banzai! - Iizuka J. in a Ki-43-IIIa Oscar rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor

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Morning Air attack on 34th Ind. AA Battalion, at 109,59 (Osaka/Kyoto)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 17
A6M7 Zero x 11
A6M8 Zero x 2
J2M5 Jack x 10
J7W1 Shinden x 50
N1K1-J George x 8
N1K5-J George x 23
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 37
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 15
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 11
Ki-84a Frank x 10
Ki-94-II x 60
Ki-102c Randy x 18
Ki-201 Karyu x 11



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 41


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 destroyed, 20 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)



Heavy Industry hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
12 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
7 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick

CAP engaged:
Kannonji Ku K-3 with J7W1 Shinden (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 15 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 78 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with J7W1 Shinden (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 33000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
S-303 Hikotai with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K5-J George (2 airborne, 3 on standby, 12 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
951 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
345 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
Kaga-1 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
18th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
48th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 18 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes


As you can see, it could have been alot worse, but our radar was not quite up to the job, as usual.

More came, and the intercepting fighters performed worse and worse.

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Morning Air attack on Osaka Naval Base Force, at 109,59 (Osaka/Kyoto)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 8
A6M7 Zero x 6
A6M8 Zero x 2
J2M5 Jack x 6
J7W1 Shinden x 41
N1K1-J George x 4
N1K5-J George x 17
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 18
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 9
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 5
Ki-84a Frank x 6
Ki-94-II x 51
Ki-102c Randy x 16
Ki-201 Karyu x 6



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 50


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled



Heavy Industry hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
14 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick

CAP engaged:
S-303 Hikotai with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 44290.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-3 with J7W1 Shinden (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 15 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 14 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with J7W1 Shinden (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 33000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K5-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
345 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Kaga-1 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
18th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 18 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
72nd Sentai with Ki-94-II (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 48170 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 48170.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
204th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes


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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 7
A6M7 Zero x 3
A6M8 Zero x 2
J2M5 Jack x 6
J7W1 Shinden x 38
N1K1-J George x 4
N1K5-J George x 14
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 14
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 7
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 3
Ki-84a Frank x 6
Ki-94-II x 47
Ki-102c Randy x 14
Ki-201 Karyu x 4



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 115


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 16 damaged



Heavy Industry hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
48 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
47 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick
18 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick

CAP engaged:
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
204th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
951 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 77 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 18 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
S-303 Hikotai with J2M5 Jack (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
48th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-3 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 35000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 33000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
345 Ku S-1 with A6M8 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Kaga-1 with J7W1 Shinden (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
18th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
72nd Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 48170 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 48170.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes



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Morning Air attack on 13th Ind.Hvy.Art. Regiment, at 109,59 (Osaka/Kyoto)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 7
A6M7 Zero x 3
A6M8 Zero x 1
J2M5 Jack x 3
J7W1 Shinden x 33
N1K1-J George x 3
N1K5-J George x 13
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 11
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 3
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 3
Ki-94-II x 42
Ki-102c Randy x 13
Ki-201 Karyu x 3



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 31


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 destroyed, 21 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



Heavy Industry hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick

CAP engaged:
S-901 Hikotai with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 33000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
18th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
72nd Sentai with Ki-94-II (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 48170 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 48170.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
204th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-3 with J7W1 Shinden (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
S-303 Hikotai with J2M5 Jack (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
S-161 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
Kaga-1 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Raid is overhead
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
48th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 18 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
951 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes

Banzai! - Hiramoto J. in a Ki-43-IIIa Oscar rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor



But more came...

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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 3
A6M7 Zero x 3
J2M5 Jack x 1
J7W1 Shinden x 23
N1K1-J George x 2
N1K5-J George x 8
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 5
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 2
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-94-II x 35
Ki-102c Randy x 10
Ki-201 Karyu x 1



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 9


Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick

CAP engaged:
210 Ku S-2 with N1K5-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
72nd Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 48170 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 31430.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 65 minutes
S-901 Hikotai with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 33000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
18th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
204th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-3 with J7W1 Shinden (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
S-303 Hikotai with J2M5 Jack (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Raid is overhead
951 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 3
A6M7 Zero x 3
J7W1 Shinden x 20
N1K1-J George x 1
N1K5-J George x 6
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 5
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Ki-61-Ic Tony x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-94-II x 24
Ki-102c Randy x 9
Ki-201 Karyu x 1



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 9


No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick

CAP engaged:
Kannonji Ku K-3 with J7W1 Shinden (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K5-J George (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
72nd Sentai with Ki-94-II (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 48170 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 31430.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
204th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
951 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Raid is overhead
S-701 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
18th Sentai with Ki-61-Ic Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 21000
Raid is overhead
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 2
A6M7 Zero x 2
J7W1 Shinden x 15
N1K1-J George x 1
N1K5-J George x 5
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-94-II x 15
Ki-102c Randy x 8
Ki-201 Karyu x 1



Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 7


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged



Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet *
City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick

CAP engaged:
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-3 with J7W1 Shinden (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K5-J George (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Raid is overhead
204th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
72nd Sentai with Ki-94-II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 48170 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
951 Ku S-2 with A6M7 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Raid is overhead
S-701 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
53rd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIc Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 35000
Raid is overhead
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes

Banzai! - Hirano H. in a A6M7 Zero rams a B-29-25 Superfort for the Emperor



And then, after several hours of fighting, came the P47s. At this point in time, my CAP had been reduced by fatigue, damage and morale, and not many fighters took to the air. Still we managed to shoot down 10 P47s today over Osaka.

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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 10 NM, estimated altitude 46,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 2
J7W1 Shinden x 10
N1K1-J George x 1
N1K5-J George x 3
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 4
Ki-84a Frank x 1
Ki-94-II x 14
Ki-102c Randy x 7
Ki-201 Karyu x 1



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 27


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 2 destroyed
N1K1-J George: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 3 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 1 destroyed
Ki-201 Karyu: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet *

CAP engaged:
204th Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 39370.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 44000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
71st Sentai with Ki-43-IIIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-201 Karyu (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Raid is overhead
72nd Sentai with Ki-94-II (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 48170 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 41000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
S-304 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-3 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 39370.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
210 Ku S-2 with N1K5-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 39370.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
S-701 Hikotai with N1K1-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 38000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Osaka/Kyoto , at 109,59

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 45,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 1
J7W1 Shinden x 3
Ki-94-II x 2
Ki-102c Randy x 5



Allied aircraft
P-47N Thunderbolt x 17


Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed
J7W1 Shinden: 2 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed
Ki-102c Randy: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed



Aircraft Attacking:
13 x P-47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet *

CAP engaged:
S-304 Hikotai with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Kannonji Ku K-4 with J7W1 Shinden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000
Raid is overhead
27th Sentai with Ki-102c Randy (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 44290 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-94-II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 32000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes





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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/18/2011 5:26:10 PM   
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Nice defense, PH! I'd be keen on knowing your end of day B-29 OPs losses reported. That'll take the wind out of his sails!

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By the way, now that he's found and fixed your major defenses to Osaka, what are your plans for defending other HI-intensive hexes? I'd expect a 'switcharoo' here at any time now.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/18/2011 5:32:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy

Nice defense, PH! I'd be keen on knowing your end of day B-29 OPs losses reported. That'll take the wind out of his sails!


He lost roughly 50 B29s today. 44 from air, and about 10 more from ops.

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Sweet! Schweinfurt am Fuji!

ETA: What is that, about 20% kills on the B29s in one raid? Completely unsustainable IRL. Losses like that would get an air boss fired and a strategic campaign stood down for months on end.

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SO, I decided to fight today, and I pulled all my best fighter units into Osaka and ordered them to CAP. And, as luck would have it, today was the day the B29s came to town...unescorted.


Kudos! I can't remember the last time anyone managed to out-guess Nemo like that.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/20/2011 10:21:47 AM   
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Well, Nemo is downplaying the losses in our email conversations. He claims to have 300 B29s in the pools (that could very well be true) and he will start rotating units now to send in 600 heavies every day against Japan.

That is a plan I had too when I was playing as the allies, unfortunately it doesnt work that way. Damaged aircraft, pilot morale and fatigue prevents continuous operations on that scale. Nemo can bring his B17s and B24s into the equation however and that would allow him to keep up the pressure like that.

Anyway, the losses yesterday seems to have struck a nerve, and Im expecting huge operations tomorrow. At the same time I have decided to stand down my best fighter units. The battle over Osaka did not cost me alot of planes or pilots, but alot of my best fighters are damaged, and fatigue is in the 20s for some units.

So, tomorrow we rest, and we hope that the enemy will concentrate on fighter sweeps mostly.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/20/2011 10:40:16 AM   
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Day 7

Yesterday I had ordered night attacks on the airfield at Iwo Jima. I was expecting the P51Hs from there to sweep Osaka, so I wanted to disrupt operations there to minimize any sweep over Osaka from there. Naturally my bombers failed to fly yesterday, but today the attack came. It seems to have been somewhat of a surprise as Nemo only had one night-fighter unit on CAP.

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Night Air attack on Iwo-jima , at 108,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 152 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-264 Angel x 105

Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-264 Angel: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-61C Black Widow: 3 damaged
P-61C Black Widow: 2 destroyed on ground
P-47N Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed on ground
F4U-1D Corsair: 6 destroyed on ground
P-51H Mustang: 7 destroyed on ground
PBM-3D Mariner: 2 destroyed on ground
F-4 Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 29

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-264 Angel bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 250 kg GP Bomb
36 x Ki-264 Angel bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 250 kg GP Bomb
36 x Ki-264 Angel bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x Ki-264 Angel bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 20 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
550th NFS with P-61C Black Widow (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes

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Night Air attack on Iwo-jima , at 108,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 128 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 47
G4M2 Betty x 23
G4M2a Betty x 21



Allied aircraft
P-61C Black Widow x 6


Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M2 Betty: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground

All in all, the attack did not do that much damage. I believe the total number of destroyed aircraft on my intel screen was between 40-45. However, Nemo lost 18 P51Hs today, and those are his first combat losses for that type. The P51H is his best fighter and it is the only one that can stand up to my Ki94IIs, so I welcome all those losses, at least that is 18 less fighters I will face over Tokyo one day.

Target list for today:

Sweeps

Fukuoka
50x P51H at 41k
40x P38L at 40k

Kobe
160x P47N at 20k
50x P38L at 25k

Kanko
50x P51H at 41k

Nagoya
50x P51D at 41k

Shanghai
50 P38L at 40k

Osaka
50x P51H at 41k


Bomber missions:

Fukuoka
160x B-29-25 at 20k target: HI
70x B-17G at 20k target: HI

Osaka
270x B-29-25 at 20k target: ground units + HI

Kobe
90x B-24J at 20k target: HI
150x B-29-25 at 20k target: HI

Shanghai
40x B-29-25 at 20k target: ground units

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/20/2011 5:02:50 PM   
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Nice call on the nighttime bombing, PH. A very worthwhile raid.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/20/2011 5:08:31 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Panzerjaeger Hortlund

Well, Nemo is downplaying the losses in our email conversations. He claims to have 300 B29s in the pools (that could very well be true) and he will start rotating units now to send in 600 heavies every day against Japan.


Yes. Blah blah blah, Nemo. If you could have sent 600 bombers, you woulda. If you're (Nemo) suggesting that somehow getting a bunch of your B29 blasted from the skies redoubles your interest in strategic bombing, I don't think anyone's buying it. You got stung-just face the defeat. Losing 50 B29s doesn't strengthen your hand, pique your interest in strategic bombing or somehow fit into your masteroika-it's just a loss heaped upon you by a capable opponent. No need to justify or downplay it. Move on, dude.

@ PH: 6 more disastrous days like that and he'll have exhausted his B29 pools. He won't be able to replace these in anything resembling a functional time frame for this scenario. Any idea what his replacement rate is? I'd be happy to look it up for you.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/20/2011 8:10:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy
Yes. Blah blah blah, Nemo. If you could have sent 600 bombers, you woulda. If you're (Nemo) suggesting that somehow getting a bunch of your B29 blasted from the skies redoubles your interest in strategic bombing, I don't think anyone's buying it. You got stung-just face the defeat. Losing 50 B29s doesn't strengthen your hand, pique your interest in strategic bombing or somehow fit into your masteroika-it's just a loss heaped upon you by a capable opponent. No need to justify or downplay it. Move on, dude.

Nemo is trying to mess with my head, I try to mess with his, that is all part of the game To be honest I think it is really fun and adds another dimension to the game.

I just have to share a part of our recent email conversation, I dont think Nemo would mind.

Nemo:
Yeah you got a few P-51s but I do get 200+ per month and every time I lost a P47 or P51 in the air I get to replace the 60 skill pilot with an 80 skill pilot. So, it isn't working too badly for me.

Me:
Haha, if that were true then I dont understand why you dont just suicide all of your P47s and P51 against one of my flak-fortresses and upgrade your entire airforce? But I get your point, you have alot of aircraft ;-)



quote:


@ PH: 6 more disastrous days like that and he'll have exhausted his B29 pools. He won't be able to replace these in anything resembling a functional time frame for this scenario. Any idea what his replacement rate is? I'd be happy to look it up for you.

I think he has a nightmarish replacement rate for the B29s in this scenario actually. I just went to check it up, 60 replacement + 40 production per month.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/23/2011 6:48:34 PM   
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Today Nemo focused almost all his airpower on a single target, and the results were...horrifying.

The destruction of Shanghai.

First came fighter sweeps from a CVTF that took up position three hexes off Shanghai in the Yellow Sea, 140 F4U-1s at 39k. They met no opposition since Im not defending Shanghai against airunits. Then a port-strike of 30 torpedo bombers.

Then came the heavies...
440x B-29-25
130x B-24J
130x B17G
190 A-26C

The bombers were all on airfield attack or port attack. The results...everything gone from the Shanghai docks. I lost 10 tankers that were caught on the wrong side of the Yellow Sea and were hiding from his surface combat TFs. I also lost about 200 aircraft on the ground, mostly transports that were moving units from China to Korea.

But that is not really a big deal. Sure it is bad to lose tankers and transports, but Shanghai is a side-show. I only want to deny him the use of the port, and that I can achieve with ground units.

But then there was this...
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Morning Air attack on Torishima Brigade, at 111,68 (Torishima)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes


Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 231


Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 13 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
3441 casualties reported
Squads: 57 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 67 destroyed, 105 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 42 (25 destroyed, 17 disabled)



Aircraft Attacking:
27 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Stick
48 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Stick
43 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Stick
38 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Stick
13 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
20 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
27 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Stick
15 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet
Ground Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Stick


That really shocked me. I do not know how to defend against that. Or to be honest, there is no defence against that. That in turn means that there is not a single island that I can defend. If and when he commits his heavy bombers to ground attack, there is nothing to do.

I will have to make plans accordingly.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/23/2011 7:03:19 PM   
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sort of sounds like the Panzer-Lehr Division in Normandy after the carpet-bombing.....

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/23/2011 7:51:28 PM   
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Yeah...

So, after careful consideration: Today, we fight.

After the annihilation of Shanghai, the true might of the US airforce has been displayed. It is quite clear that
Nemo can select one base per day and completely destroy everything there. There is precious little I can do to prevent
operations like that. If I had mounted a serious defence of Shanghai with 400 fighters, I would have lost all those 400
fighters and taken out perhaps 50 US bombers and 50 fighters. I must continue to struggle for time. Right now I have
about 300 first-class fighters that are as good as, or even better than, the US best fighters. That means I can defend
one hex, one day. I need to buy more time so we can build more such fighters.

So, how to buy some time? I need to slow down the operational tempo of Nemos airforce. There are three ways to achieve this.
1) To destroy or damage his operational units
2) To destroy or damage his bases
3) To halt or disrupt his flow of supplies to the bases

1 and 3 are pretty hard to achieve, 1) mostly because his units are better than mine and he has more of them and 3) because
I have precious little ships left and he can destroy my navy five times over in a single day with one of his 5-6 CVTFs.

So, 2 then. And there is a good target. Amami Oshima. Nemo has flown in 300 fighters and 300 auxillaries according to my recon
at the same time, the airfield is relatively small 3 (3) and is still damaged from the fighting when he captured it. It
currently has around 40 damage. He has some baseforces there, but most of the units there are the combat units that
captured it. That means flak will be relatively light.

The basic plan is pretty simple and consists of 3 stages.
1) Night attack by my heavy bombers to disrupt the fighter units stationed there.
2) Fighter sweeps to attrit his CAP
3) Day bombing attack by dive bombers and torpedo bombers

Basically I will be throwing the kitchen sink at this base, with one very important exception. My Ki94IIs and J7W1s will
all be flying CAP over the airfield Im launching my Ki264-Angels from. I do not want to lose them due to a lucky airfield
attack. I also want to maintain my defensive capacity.

setting up the attack
I am very careful not to show any large gathering of aircraft, so Im moving out all units not directly involved in the
operation while moving in the attack aircraft. That means the level of aircraft on the airfield should look roughly the
same to allied recon. At the same time I will be moving large units of training aircraft into Korea to give Nemo the
impression that Im massing aircraft against his CVTF in the yellow sea.



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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/23/2011 8:33:03 PM   
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What a day...

I'll comment more later, but I think its safe to say I managed to catch Nemo by surprise today




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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/23/2011 8:36:02 PM   
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So, how to buy some time? I need to slow down the operational tempo of Nemos airforce. There are three ways to achieve this.
1) To destroy or damage his operational units
2) To destroy or damage his bases
3) To halt or disrupt his flow of supplies to the bases

1 and 3 are pretty hard to achieve, 1) mostly because his units are better than mine and he has more of them and 3) because
I have precious little ships left and he can destroy my navy five times over in a single day with one of his 5-6 CVTFs.


Two thoughts: first, Nemo does not seem to be hiding his CVTF's. Is there anywhere you might make a surface bombardment run while his carriers are elsewhere?

Second, how well entrenched was the Torishima Brigade? Perhaps you can reduce the devastation with some forts.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/23/2011 8:40:32 PM   
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Two thoughts: first, Nemo does not seem to be hiding his CVTF's. Is there anywhere you might make a surface bombardment run while his carriers are elsewhere?

Second, how well entrenched was the Torishima Brigade? Perhaps you can reduce the devastation with some forts.


I dont have enough ships to make a surface bombardment viable, also Nemo has PTs at most of his bases.

Torishima Brigade was hiding behind lvl 6 forts on an atoll.

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RE: Here at the end of all things... (Jap Armaggedon vs... - 8/23/2011 8:57:47 PM   
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September 19th 1945

The day started with a Jap sub putting two torpedos into CV Shangri-La just off the Philippines. Perhaps that was an omen.

During the night, the US CVTF off Shanghai stumbled across a couple of small ASW TFs off Korea, and that was very good news for me. That meant the US CVs were not heading south but east. Had they parked off Amami Oshima, things might have turned out completely differently.

I had sent in a lone DD to disrupt any unprotected shipping at Amami Oshima, and I just have to post this part from the combat replay. That is some guts displayed by that DD skipper.
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 98,64, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kawagiri

Allied Ships
BB Massachusetts
BB Alabama
CL Miami
CL Pasadena
DD Cotten
DD Cowell
DD Daly, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Dashiell
DD Dortch
DD Dyson
DD Eaton
DD Heywood Edwards
DD Erben
DD Foote
DD Franks
DD Fullam
DD Gatling
DD Albert Grant
DD Gregory
DD Haggard
DD Hailey
DD Hale
DD Halford
DD Hall
DD Paul Hamilton



Low visibility due to Rain with 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 96% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
DD Kawagiri engages DD Daly at 5,000 yards
DD Kawagiri engages CL Miami at 5,000 yards
Aihara D. orders Japanese TF to disengage
DD Daly engages DD Kawagiri at 5,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Kawagiri at 5,000 yards
DD Paul Hamilton engages DD Kawagiri at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Kawagiri engages DD Daly at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Kawagiri at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Daly engages DD Kawagiri at 14,000 yards
Task forces break off...



Anyway, the first night attacks against Amami Oshima was made by a couple of fighter bomber units coming in piecemeal, they actually suffered high losses due to AA, despite being at night.

Then came the first (or so I though) strike by 55 Betties and 11 Frances'. They did very heavy damage for being japanese.

Allied aircraft losses
P-61C Black Widow: 7 damaged
P-61C Black Widow: 4 destroyed on ground
PBM-3D Mariner: 5 destroyed on ground
P-51H Mustang: 20 destroyed on ground
P-38L Lightning: 24 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

In addition to that, they damaged roughly 170 aircraft. Nemo must have overstacked that base something fierce.

To my great dismay, the main force did not take off however. Meaning that over 350 of my best bombers with crack pilots failed to attack!

At this point I felt cheated.

Then came the AM phase.

I had ordered several fighter units to sweep Amami Oshima and to my surprise the base was only CAPed by 5 P38Ls and 15 P51Hs. After the fifth sweep, no more CAP was in the air, leading up to this:

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Morning Air attack on Amami Oshima , at 98,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M3a Betty x 70
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 15



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38L Lightning: 51 damaged
P-38L Lightning: 13 destroyed on ground
PBM-3D Mariner: 21 damaged
PBM-3D Mariner: 7 destroyed on ground
P-51H Mustang: 197 damaged
P-51H Mustang: 61 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 16 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 3 destroyed on ground
P-61C Black Widow: 26 damaged
P-61C Black Widow: 5 destroyed on ground


Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 78

Aircraft Attacking:
26 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
12 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
29 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet
3 x G4M3a Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


this...


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Morning Air attack on Amami Oshima , at 98,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 64
D4Y4 Judy x 88
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 15



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 40 damaged
P-51H Mustang: 15 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 3 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
P-61C Black Widow: 4 damaged
P-61C Black Widow: 1 destroyed on ground
P-38L Lightning: 2 damaged
P-38L Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
PBM-3D Mariner: 1 damaged
PBM-3D Mariner: 2 destroyed on ground


Allied ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
28 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
16 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
13 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
9 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
15 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb


this....




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Morning Air attack on Amami Oshima , at 98,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 25 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 54
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 32
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 15
Ki-84a Frank x 46



Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-51H Mustang: 30 damaged
P-51H Mustang: 10 destroyed on ground
P-61C Black Widow: 3 damaged
P-61C Black Widow: 1 destroyed on ground
P-38L Lightning: 2 damaged
PBM-3D Mariner: 5 damaged


Allied ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 43

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet
15 x Ki-49-IIb Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



And with the defensive CAP gone, my kamikazes based at the island next to Amami Oshima had a field day. Unfortunately, the hit rate vs the BBs were appalling. I believe I had close to 20 Okhas aim for one of the BBs and only a single hit...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ohka Model 11 x 61
Ki-43-IIIa Oscar x 15



Japanese aircraft losses
Ohka Model 11: 39 destroyed
Ohka Model 11: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Alabama, Kamikaze hits 1
LCI-636, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
CL Wilkes-Barre, Kamikaze hits 2
LST-917, Kamikaze hits 1
BB Massachusetts
DD Daly
CL Miami
DD Dyson
DD Heywood Edwards
LCI-776, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-784, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-994
LCI-640
LSM-144
LCI-787, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LSM-216, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LSM-210
LSM-132
LCI-986
LCI-653
LCI-627, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-795
LCI-789, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LSM-148, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-634
LCI-990, Kamikaze hits 1, and is sunk
LCI-982
LCI-991
LSM-307
LCI-780
DD John Hood
DD Hopewell
DD Haraden
DD Izard
LST-28, Kamikaze hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
LST-709
LST-889, Kamikaze hits 1
LST-888, Kamikaze hits 1
LST-810



Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-43-IIIa Oscar sweeping at 12000 feet
31 x Ohka Model 11 flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 1 x Ohka Bomb
26 x Ohka Model 11 flying as kamikaze
Kamikaze: 1 x Ohka Bomb




With that the fun part of the day was over. What remained were US sweeps of Tokyo, Fukuoka and Keijo, and port/airfield strikes at Fukuoka and Keijo. I dont care about those losses though, those units were all expendable anyway. What matters is he did not hit the bases where my Ki264 Angels were based, meaning I can try again with them tomorrow.

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In its place we are entering a period of consequences..

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