From: Little England
In the end the Catalina is aborted in exchange for shooting down yet another Japanese carrier air, a Val, and thats it.
The IJN carrier air arm has been decimated by a Catalina !
Elsewhere, in Cap St Vincent two remaining German cruisers have a go against Hood, a Sunderland and some CW cruisers. Seems like they got no chance right? Wrong. Both cruisers are aborted in the end but in the final encounter Leipzig, alone, met Hood and escorts and aborted one before herself being aborted. Spitting in the eye of God.
The Germans dont really care as the Kriegsmarine is only semi useful now with the USN around and more importantly, oil being a scarce resource.
Alas, these heroes suffer in the Bay of Biscay. CL Nurnberg and CL Leipzig are both caught and blown away, though CL Phoebe is aborted in so doing.
In a happy coda for the CW the combat keeps dragging and Germany is committing subs, after all thats what they are there for and there are still convoy points to sink. But the Allies roll a 1 and the Axis a 9 on the search checks, the subs get mullered in a surface combat.