昭和 17 7月十六日
On the 15th, I-121 scored a torpedo hit on xAK Steel Age off Perth.
PB Kyo Maru #10 comes out the loser of an encounter with an old S class enemy submarine near Rabaul.
CV Hiyo, DD Akizuki, and a bunch of escorts leaves Truk for Hiroshima.
The 47th 1F Chutai with the new Ki 44-IIa Shoki fighter arrives at Buna. The new fighter will test itself against the enemy four engine bombers, if they come in daylight that is.
Heavy industry reserves stand at 389,965.
昭和 17 7月十九日
What is new today? Yamashita asks.
Submarine I-21 reports torpedoing CL Danae near Brisbane, she reports two depth charge hits in return, Hattori reads from the daily report.
I wish the sunk ships stayed sunk, Kobayashi says, a sardonic smile on his face.
How did that new fighter, the Shoki, do against the big bombers?
The reports say that many enemy bombers were damaged over Buna, but none brought down.
Hmm, we need to do something about that, Yamashita ponders.
Appear at places to which he must hasten; move swiftly where he does not expect you.