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Dec 7th 1944 - another day that will live in infamy. - 7/2/2020 3:04:40 PM   
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Déjà-vu...




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RE: Dec 7th 1944 - another day that will live in infamy. - 7/2/2020 3:44:30 PM   
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but... whyy???


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RE: Dec 7th 1944 - another day that will live in infamy. - 7/2/2020 4:38:26 PM   
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If he's spotted you coming and has the PH AF fully built up, 600 A/C might certainly not be enough if he has enough fighters based there. If he hasn't spotted you and is lax in his defenses, well could be another bloodbath.

Edit: Also, I'm not sure if the next few turns have already been played, but if not the title of the post can be an Op Sec issue if your opponent happens to see it randomly while browsing the main forum.

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RE: Dec 7th 1944 - another day that will live in infamy. - 7/2/2020 5:30:13 PM   
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they play 2 turns cycle, probably nothing he can do now, even if he correctly figures it out

but the question, the gamble, is what is in PH? he might not have a lot of goodies there if he is going all over Asia

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RE: Dec 7th 1944 - another day that will live in infamy. - 7/4/2020 6:04:25 AM   
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No worries about opsec, I already had the turn with the strike results when posting the "teaser picture" above.

The "why" is easy to eplain:

After losing a couple of CVs off Japan, my opponent Ed is keeping his CVs under LBA umbrella. Even with help of my LBA, KB would have no chance at all to score against the Allied Death Star. Leaving KB in port to be destroyed by port bombing raids isn't a sexy option either. Leaves convoy raiding in the LOC. But the Pacific is large and finding convoys isn't easy, as have shown my first and second raiding attempts with single CVEs. So the idea was to find a base that may serve as a refueling stop and hoping to catch some convoys in the vicinity. The most likely refueling stop is Pearl - and it is also the only base which promised a chance to slip-in undetected by Allied air patrols [via the Midway - Aleutians gap]. The "anniversary strike" and "AFAIK hasn't been tried before" aspects added further motivation to try it. And I took great comfort from imagining my opponent watching the replay and cursing me , so I gambled.

I had reconnoitered the route before with my submarines to sniff-out the limits of his air patrols or the unlikely possibility of picket ships. My only fear was running into a sub. One of Ed's subs promptly sighted KB moving out while still being close to Japan, but the sub only reported Shokaku and a few escorts, so I decided to go ahead, hoping he would assume that I would abort whatever operation Shokaku was on after being spotted. And luckily KB met no other sub on the way.

Alas, lack of fuel prevented a full-speed run to Pearl to get two full days of strikes. A full speed run-in would most likely have caused KB to abort and RTB for running low on fuel before coming in strike range. I also set the planes on naval strike with port attack only as secondary objective, as I prefer to sink ships at sea rather than leave them heavily damaged but salvagable at a port. And 2-day-turns coupled with range settings for the long-legged Jills resulted in an "hors d'oeuvre" on Dec 6th.

Results are ok if not great, at least I caught Ed with his pants down and devastated a loaded troop convoy - this and Ed's voice I hear in my head screaming "You bastard!" made it worth the risk.

I do have some AOs with the last fuel reserves following the same route through the Midway-Aleutians gap, I intend to retreat temporarily to refuel and then try another strike or to put KB between Pearl and the West Coast. It is a suicide sortie, the KB will stay in the area until sunk. No remorse, since it is "use them and lose them" vs "don't use them and lose them anyway".

Here is the shortened action report:

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 06, 44
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Afternoon Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 39 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2a Jill x 151

Allied aircraft
P-39N1 Airacobra x 11
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
P-70A-1 Havoc x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Howe, Bomb hits 2
DE Hatfield, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
16 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
16 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
17 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Training flight from 21st FG/72nd FS has been caught up in attack

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 44
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Hilo at 183,111

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 15
B6N2a Jill x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 2 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
APA Drew, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
APA Marvin H. McIntyre
APA Granville

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 91 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 102
B6N2a Jill x 9
D4Y3 Judy x 15

Allied aircraft
P-39N1 Airacobra x 11
P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
P-70A-1 Havoc x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed, 33 damaged
A6M8 Zero: 3 destroyed by flak
B6N2a Jill: 1 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 8 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39N1 Airacobra: 1 damaged
P-40N5 Warhawk: 2 destroyed
P-70A-1 Havoc: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
APA Burleson, Shell hits 1
xAK Halaula Victory
xAK Afoundria II, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK United Victory, Shell hits 3, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AP Gen. A.E.Anderson, Shell hits 3, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
AKA Torrence, Shell hits 6, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
AP Gen. W.P.Richardson, Shell hits 5, Bomb hits 1
APA Freestone
APA Gallatin
APA McCracken, Shell hits 2, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Ingraham
DD Cooper
APA Bracken, Shell hits 1, Bomb hits 3, on fire
xAP Poelau Telo
DE Mack, Shell hits 3, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Waterwitch

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

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B6N2a 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
29 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
29 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 3 plane(s) with no ordnance
5 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AP Gen. A.E.Anderson

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Pearl Harbor at 184,99

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 21
D4Y3 Judy x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 1 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Allen
TK William H. Berg, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Hilo at 183,111

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 100 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 31
B6N2a Jill x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2a Jill: 3 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
APA Drew, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
APA Marvin H. McIntyre, Torpedo hits 1
APA Kittson
DE Abercrombie, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
17 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

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Afternoon Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 171
B6N2a Jill x 81
D4Y3 Judy x 28

Allied aircraft
P-39N1 Airacobra x 9
P-40N5 Warhawk x 8
P-70A-1 Havoc x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M8 Zero: 3 destroyed, 28 damaged
A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed by flak
B6N2a Jill: 3 damaged
B6N2a Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y3 Judy: 3 damaged
D4Y3 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-39N1 Airacobra: 3 destroyed
P-40N5 Warhawk: 2 destroyed
P-70A-1 Havoc: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
AP Gen. W.P.Richardson, Shell hits 3, Bomb hits 17, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Loma Victory, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Cooper
AKA Torrence, Bomb hits 15, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA Burleson, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
APA Fond du Lac, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
APA Freestone, Bomb hits 2, Kamikaze hits 2, on fire
DE Charles J. Kimmel, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DE George E. Davis, Shell hits 1
DD Ingraham
AP Gen. A.E.Anderson, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Poelau Telo, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
DE Mack, Shell hits 3, Bomb hits 11, and is sunk
APA McCracken, Shell hits 3, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA Telfair, Bomb hits 4, on fire
BB Howe, Bomb hits 1
APA Gallatin, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DE Roberts
xAK Flagstaff Victory, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Halaula Victory
APA Bracken, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Haleakala, Bomb hits 1
xAP Cape Johnson, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Allied ground losses:
3469 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 274 destroyed, 81 disabled
Engineers: 29 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 32 (29 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 61 (54 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Repair Shipyard hits 5
Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
15 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
16 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
23 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
22 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
28 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
27 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
15 x B6N2a Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
7 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 1 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x A6M8 Zero sweeping at 10000 feet
3 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 3 plane(s) with no ordnance
11 x B6N2a Jill bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 plane(s) with no ordnance
3 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 3 plane(s) with no ordnance
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...
Massive explosion on APA Burleson
Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...
Magazine explodes on DE Mack
Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...
Massive explosion on APA Freestone
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Flagstaff Victory
Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...
Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...
Also attacking Pearl Harbor ...

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lihue at 177,110

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 21
D4Y3 Judy x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y3 Judy: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
YMS-277, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Diamond Knot, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Dundula, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y3 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Dundula

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lihue at 178,106

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M8 Zero x 34

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Mormacsul, Shell hits 12, Bomb hits 27, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
34 x A6M8 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


Not sure what the troop convoy has carried - no squad losses, so probably a base force.




What else happened :

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 06, 44
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Sub attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62

Japanese Ships
DD Hayanami
DD Hatsukaze
DD Kishinami
DD Makinami
DD Wakaba
DD Nenohi
DD Hagikaze
DD Urakaze

Allied Ships
SS Sennet, hits 1

SS Sennet launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hayanami

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 98,64, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Makinami
DD Kishinami, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayanami
DD Kagero, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 7, on fire
DD Urakaze, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Hagikaze, Shell hits 19, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Nenohi, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
DD Wakaba, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Australia
CA Suffolk, Shell hits 2
CL Perth, Shell hits 2
CL Hobart, Shell hits 2
CL Newfoundland, Shell hits 2
DD Bennett, Shell hits 1
DD Chauncey
DD Thatcher
DD Duncan
DD Quickmatch, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Quiberon
DD Isaac Sweers, Shell hits 1
DMS Hobson

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 60% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 60% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Yamada, Yuji crosses the 'T'
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Nenohi sunk by DD Isaac Sweers at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze sunk by CL Perth at 2,000 yards

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 98,64, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Makinami
DD Hayanami
DD Kagero, on fire
DD Hatsukaze
DD Urakaze
DD Wakaba

Allied Ships
CA Australia
CA Suffolk
CL Perth
CL Hobart
CL Newfoundland
DD Bennett
DD Chauncey
DD Thatcher
DD Duncan
DD Quiberon
DMS Hobson

Low visibility due to Rain with 50% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 50% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Japanese Escort TF evades combat

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Amami Oshima at 98,64, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Makinami
DD Hayanami, Shell hits 2
DD Kagero, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Urakaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Wakaba, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Australia
CA Suffolk, Shell hits 1
CL Perth
CL Hobart
CL Newfoundland
DD Bennett
DD Chauncey
DD Thatcher
DD Duncan
DD Quiberon
DMS Hobson

Poor visibility due to Rain with 50% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 50% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 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
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Makinami, Shell hits 20
DD Kagero, Shell hits 14, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hayanami, Shell hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

EDIT: Tried a CAP trap. I have ordered a dozen groups of Frank-Rs to fly LRCAP over the DDs from Nagasaki - 40% LRCAP, range 7 hexes. The DDs came under air attack 4 hexes away from Nagasaki. For some reason not a single plane shoxed up on LRCAP on any of the strikes against the DDs - what a bummer! Probably the weather. Anyway, gone is the last surface strike element of the Combined Fleet...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 36
F6F-5 Hellcat x 56
SB2C-3 Helldiver x 28
SBD-5 Dauntless x 24
TBM-1C Avenger x 7

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-3 Helldiver: 5 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Wakaba, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Makinami, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hatsukaze, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
DD Urakaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Kagero, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayanami, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25J11 Mitchell x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-25J11 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Makinami, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Urakaze, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25J11 Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tokara Retto at 99,61

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 19
F6F-5 Hellcat x 18
SBD-5 Dauntless x 24
TBM-1C Avenger x 7

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Makinami, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hayanami, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
DD Urakaze, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 44

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 5
J1N1-Sa Irving x 43
N1K5-J George x 13

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 29
B-29-25 Superfort x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-S Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 6 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Bomb hits 2
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 2
BB Nagato, Bomb hits 3
BB Musashi, Bomb hits 2
BB Mutsu, Bomb hits 4

Manpower hits 111
Repair Shipyard hits 5
Fires 77700
Port hits 5

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 1
J1N1-Sa Irving x 43
N1K5-J George x 13

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 2 damaged

Manpower hits 7
Fires 80364

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-S Irving x 1
J1N1-Sa Irving x 40
N1K5-J George x 11

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 37
N1K5-J George x 7

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 37
N1K5-J George x 7

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 4 damaged

Manpower hits 9
Fires 83916

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 32
N1K5-J George x 5

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 1 damaged

Manpower hits 10
Fires 72216

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 29
N1K5-J George x 4

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 7
P-61A Black Widow x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
J1N1-Sa Irving: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 5 damaged

Manpower hits 12
Fires 78942

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 25
N1K5-J George x 4

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 6
P-61A Black Widow x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 24
N1K5-J George x 4

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-1 Superfort: 2 damaged

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Fires 42147

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 24
N1K5-J George x 4

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 6
P-61A Black Widow x 4

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Manpower hits 32
Fires 84750

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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Night Air attack on Hiroshima/Kure , at 106,58

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J1N1-Sa Irving x 24
N1K5-J George x 4

Allied aircraft
B-29-25 Superfort x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-29-25 Superfort: 3 damaged

Manpower hits 7
Fires 92040

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-29-25 Superfort bombing from 8000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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BANZAI!




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Too bad the IJN does not have underway replenishment for air sorties!

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