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And this is what it looked like: quote:
 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 N1K1J George x 14 N1K5J George x 24 Ki43IIIa Oscar x 72 Ki45 KAIc Nick x 25 Ki61Ic Tony x 19 Ki84a Frank x 15 Ki94II x 71 Ki102c Randy x 19 Ki201 Karyu x 13 Allied aircraft B2925 Superfort x 244 Japanese aircraft losses J2M5 Jack: 1 destroyed J7W1 Shinden: 1 destroyed N1K1J George: 1 destroyed Ki43IIIa Oscar: 4 destroyed Ki61Ic Tony: 1 destroyed Ki94II: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses B2925 Superfort: 4 destroyed, 65 damaged B2925 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 B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 28 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 26 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 31 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 28 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 35 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 25 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 5 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 4 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 6 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 8 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 6 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb 9 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb CAP engaged: Kannonji Ku K3 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 K4 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 S901 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 S303 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 S304 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 S2 with N1K5J 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 S2 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 S1 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 S161 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 S701 Hikotai with N1K1J 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 Kaga1 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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki94II (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 Ki61Ic 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 Ki84a 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 Ki102c 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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki45 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 Ki94II (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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki43IIIa Oscar rams a B2925 Superfort for the Emperor Banzai!  Kimura N. in a Ki61Ic Tony rams a B2925 Superfort for the Emperor Banzai!  Iizuka J. in a Ki43IIIa Oscar rams a B2925 Superfort for the Emperor  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 N1K1J George x 8 N1K5J George x 23 Ki43IIIa Oscar x 37 Ki45 KAIc Nick x 15 Ki61Ic Tony x 11 Ki84a Frank x 10 Ki94II x 60 Ki102c Randy x 18 Ki201 Karyu x 11 Allied aircraft B2925 Superfort x 41 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses B2925 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 B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 12 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 7 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick CAP engaged: Kannonji Ku K3 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 Ki84a 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 S161 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 K4 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 S901 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 S303 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 S304 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 S2 with N1K5J 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 S2 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 S1 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 S701 Hikotai with N1K1J 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 Kaga1 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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki94II (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 Ki61Ic 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 Ki102c 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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki45 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 Ki94II (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 Ki43IIIa 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. quote:
 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 N1K1J George x 4 N1K5J George x 17 Ki43IIIa Oscar x 18 Ki45 KAIc Nick x 9 Ki61Ic Tony x 5 Ki84a Frank x 6 Ki94II x 51 Ki102c Randy x 16 Ki201 Karyu x 6 Allied aircraft B2925 Superfort x 50 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses B2925 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 B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 14 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb 7 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick CAP engaged: S303 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 S161 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 Ki45 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 Ki102c 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 K3 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 K4 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 S901 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 S304 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 S2 with N1K5J 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 S1 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 S701 Hikotai with N1K1J 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 Kaga1 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 Ki94II (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 Ki61Ic 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 Ki84a 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 Ki94II (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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki94II (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 Ki201 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 Ki43IIIa 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  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 N1K1J George x 4 N1K5J George x 14 Ki43IIIa Oscar x 14 Ki45 KAIc Nick x 7 Ki61Ic Tony x 3 Ki84a Frank x 6 Ki94II x 47 Ki102c Randy x 14 Ki201 Karyu x 4 Allied aircraft B2925 Superfort x 115 Japanese aircraft losses Ki45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses B2925 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 16 damaged Heavy Industry hits 12 Aircraft Attacking: 48 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 47 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick 18 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick CAP engaged: 27th Sentai with Ki102c 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 Ki43IIIa 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 K4 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 S2 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 Ki94II (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 S303 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 S701 Hikotai with N1K1J 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 Ki43IIIa 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 K3 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 Ki84a 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 Ki45 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 S901 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 S2 with N1K5J 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 S1 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 S161 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 Kaga1 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 Ki94II (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 Ki61Ic 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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki94II (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  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 N1K1J George x 3 N1K5J George x 13 Ki43IIIa Oscar x 11 Ki45 KAIc Nick x 3 Ki61Ic Tony x 2 Ki84a Frank x 3 Ki94II x 42 Ki102c Randy x 13 Ki201 Karyu x 3 Allied aircraft B2925 Superfort x 31 Japanese aircraft losses Ki43IIIa Oscar: 1 destroyed Ki45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses B2925 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 B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb 6 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick CAP engaged: S901 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 S2 with N1K5J 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 S701 Hikotai with N1K1J 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 Ki61Ic 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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki94II (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 Ki43IIIa 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 K3 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 K4 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 S303 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 S304 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 S161 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 Kaga1 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 Ki94II (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 Ki102c 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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki94II (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 Ki201 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 S2 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 Ki84a 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 Ki43IIIa Oscar rams a B2925 Superfort for the Emperor But more came... quote:
 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 N1K1J George x 2 N1K5J George x 8 Ki43IIIa Oscar x 5 Ki45 KAIc Nick x 1 Ki61Ic Tony x 2 Ki84a Frank x 1 Ki94II x 35 Ki102c Randy x 10 Ki201 Karyu x 1 Allied aircraft B2925 Superfort x 9 Japanese aircraft losses N1K1J George: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses B2925 Superfort: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged Aircraft Attacking: 7 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick CAP engaged: 210 Ku S2 with N1K5J 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 S304 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 Ki102c 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 Ki94II (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 S901 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 S701 Hikotai with N1K1J 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 Ki61Ic 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 Ki43IIIa 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 K3 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 K4 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 S303 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 S2 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 Ki94II (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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki94II (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 Ki84a 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 Ki45 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 Ki201 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  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 N1K1J George x 1 N1K5J George x 6 Ki43IIIa Oscar x 5 Ki45 KAIc Nick x 1 Ki61Ic Tony x 1 Ki84a Frank x 1 Ki94II x 24 Ki102c Randy x 9 Ki201 Karyu x 1 Allied aircraft B2925 Superfort x 9 No Japanese losses Allied aircraft losses B2925 Superfort: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged Aircraft Attacking: 5 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick CAP engaged: Kannonji Ku K3 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 S2 with N1K5J 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 Ki94II (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 Ki94II (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 Ki43IIIa 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 K4 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 S304 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 S2 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 Ki102c 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 Ki94II (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 Ki43IIIa Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 32000 Raid is overhead S701 Hikotai with N1K1J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 18th Sentai with Ki61Ic Tony (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 21000 Raid is overhead 22nd Sentai with Ki84a Frank (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 15000 Raid is overhead 53rd Sentai with Ki45 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 Ki201 Karyu (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 32000 Raid is overhead  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 N1K1J George x 1 N1K5J George x 5 Ki43IIIa Oscar x 4 Ki45 KAIc Nick x 1 Ki84a Frank x 1 Ki94II x 15 Ki102c Randy x 8 Ki201 Karyu x 1 Allied aircraft B2925 Superfort x 7 Japanese aircraft losses A6M7 Zero: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses B2925 Superfort: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged Aircraft Attacking: 4 x B2925 Superfort bombing from 20000 feet * City Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Stick CAP engaged: 64th Sentai with Ki94II (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 K3 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 K4 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 S2 with N1K5J 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 Ki94II (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 Ki84a 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 Ki102c 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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki94II (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 S304 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 S2 with A6M7 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 2 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 8000 Raid is overhead S701 Hikotai with N1K1J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. Group patrol altitude is 20000 Raid is overhead 53rd Sentai with Ki45 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 Ki201 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 B2925 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. quote:
 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 N1K1J George x 1 N1K5J George x 3 Ki43IIIa Oscar x 4 Ki84a Frank x 1 Ki94II x 14 Ki102c Randy x 7 Ki201 Karyu x 1 Allied aircraft P47N Thunderbolt x 27 Japanese aircraft losses A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed J7W1 Shinden: 2 destroyed N1K1J George: 1 destroyed N1K5J George: 1 destroyed Ki43IIIa Oscar: 3 destroyed Ki84a Frank: 1 destroyed Ki94II: 3 destroyed Ki102c Randy: 1 destroyed Ki201 Karyu: 1 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed Aircraft Attacking: 9 x P47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet * CAP engaged: 204th Sentai with Ki43IIIa 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 K4 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 Ki94II (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 Ki94II (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 Ki43IIIa 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 Ki201 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 Ki94II (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 S304 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 K3 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 S2 with N1K5J 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 S701 Hikotai with N1K1J 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 Ki84a 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 Ki102c 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  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 Ki94II x 2 Ki102c Randy x 5 Allied aircraft P47N Thunderbolt x 17 Japanese aircraft losses A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed J7W1 Shinden: 2 destroyed Ki94II: 1 destroyed Ki102c Randy: 3 destroyed Allied aircraft losses P47N Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed Aircraft Attacking: 13 x P47N Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet * CAP engaged: S304 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 K4 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 Ki94II (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 Ki102c 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 Ki94II (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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