Icedawg
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Joined: 1/27/2006 From: Upstate New York Status: offline

If you thought your CV engagement was unbalanced, here's one that's even worse (luckily it was in my favor). Kind of felt bad for my opponent for a bit  he was on the bad end of some really lousy rolls. July 28, 1943  Another day that will live in infamy. Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Enggano at 43,94 Weather in hex: Heavy rain Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 30 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M5c Zero x 173 B6N2 Jill x 132 D4Y2 Judy x 236 D4Y3 Judy x 21 Allied aircraft F6F3 Hellcat x 49 Japanese aircraft losses A6M5c Zero: 9 destroyed B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed, 12 damaged B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed by flak D4Y2 Judy: 1 destroyed, 17 damaged D4Y2 Judy: 5 destroyed by flak D4Y3 Judy: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged D4Y3 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak Allied aircraft losses F6F3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed Allied Ships CV Enterprise, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires CV Hornet, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 7, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage DD Gillespie, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk DD Stanly, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage CL Nashville CV Essex, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage CL Detroit, Bomb hits 2, on fire DD Gansevoort, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires DD Bancroft, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk CA Quincy, Bomb hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage DD Frankford, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage CA Portland, Bomb hits 1, on fire CA Minneapolis, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire DD Hobby, Bomb hits 1 CL Phoenix, Torpedo hits 1 CL Concord CLAA San Diego DD Stuart Aircraft Attacking: 7 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 19 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 20 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 23 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 18 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 1 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 13 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb 2 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 20 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 8 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 11 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 13 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 11 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 6 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 20 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 20 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp 14 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 12 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 6 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 2 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 21 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 8 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb 28 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 3 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 9 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 1 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 10 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 9 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 9 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg GP Bomb 8 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 1000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 4 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb 4 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb CAP engaged: VF35 with F6F3 Hellcat (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 10000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes VF37 with F6F3 Hellcat (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 10000 Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes VF3 with F6F3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling) 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes VF6 with F6F3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes VF8 with F6F3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 1 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 11000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes VF9 with F6F3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) 3 plane(s) intercepting now. 0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Hornet Magazine explodes on DD Gillespie Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Gillespie Magazine explodes on DD Gansevoort Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Stanly Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Bancroft Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Frankford Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA San Francisco  Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batavia at 46,98 Weather in hex: Heavy cloud Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet. Estimated time to target is 34 minutes Japanese aircraft A6M5c Zero x 193 Allied aircraft F6F3 Hellcat x 82 SB2C1C Helldiver x 83 SBD3 Dauntless x 33 TBF1 Avenger x 35 Japanese aircraft losses A6M5c Zero: 6 destroyed Allied aircraft losses F6F3 Hellcat: 20 destroyed SB2C1C Helldiver: 43 destroyed, 6 damaged SB2C1C Helldiver: 2 destroyed by flak SBD3 Dauntless: 15 destroyed, 3 damaged SBD3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak TBF1 Avenger: 9 destroyed, 4 damaged Japanese Ships CV Kaga, Bomb hits 1 CV Zuikaku BB Haruna CVL Shoho CV Akagi CVL Zuiho BB Hiei CV Hiryu BB Musashi Aircraft Attacking: 2 x TBF1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp. 5 x TBF1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp. 3 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 1 x SB2C1C Helldiver releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 2 x SB2C1C Helldiver releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 8 x SB2C1C Helldiver releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 2 x SB2C1C Helldiver releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 1 x SB2C1C Helldiver releasing from 4000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 3 x SB2C1C Helldiver releasing from 2000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 3 x SB2C1C Helldiver releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb 4 x SBD3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb CAP engaged: 281 Ku S1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling) 11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes 4 planes vectored on to bombers Akagi1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling) 11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes 16 planes vectored on to bombers Kaga1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling) 11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes 12 planes vectored on to bombers Soryu1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling) 10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes 14 planes vectored on to bombers Hiryu1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling) 10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 17000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes 18 planes vectored on to bombers Junyo1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling) 8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact. Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes Unryu1 with A6M5c Zero (0 airborne, 2 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 15000. Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes PS  the bomb hit on the Kaga caused a whopping total of 1 Sys damage.
