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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:17:31 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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************March 13, 1943(e)*********

PI: Big Jap air effort over . The AF is almost patched up so they start in on that again. We have a few Corsairs at Bataan

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 23
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 39
Ki-27b Nate x 14
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 6
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 7

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 7 damaged
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 8 damaged
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 25

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:18:44 PM   
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They lower their attack altitude so they take more flak

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:20:49 PM   
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Must be hundreds of sorties.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 5
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 4
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 11

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 9

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:23:40 PM   
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Thailand: We switch over to attack at Nakhon to fool the Japanese fighters but they are all over us. We win with brute force...and they must be flying a long way too.

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Morning Air attack on 14th Garrison Unit , at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 30
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 23

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 5
Wellington GR.VIII x 6
Mitchell II x 12
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator x 11
B-25C Mitchell x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
Wellington GR.VIII: 6 damaged
Mitchell II: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 5 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
275 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:26:58 PM   
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and We send the Wellingtons down to 4000 ft because the AA shrapnel goes right through harmlessly because of the geodesic framed fuselage.

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Morning Air attack on 14th Garrison Unit , at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
Wellington Ic x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


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quote:

Morning Air attack on 14th Garrison Unit , at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 1
Wellington Ic x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Morning Air attack on 14th Tank Regiment, at 58,61 (Nakhon Ratchasima)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:28:00 PM   
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Wave after wave like this...a wah crime really

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 12
B-24D1 Liberator x 13
B-25C Mitchell x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:30:39 PM   
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New Guinea: It's banzai attack time at Finschaffen ...which always seemed oddly named to me.

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Ground combat at Finschhafen (100,126)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8824 troops, 165 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 272

Defending force 1323 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 106

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 10 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
27th Rhodesian Brigade
44th British/A Division

Defending units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit
85th JAAF AF Bn
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:31:43 PM   
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Alvyn and the Chipmunks take Benkalis oil field.

quote:

Ground combat at Bengkalis (48,82)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 11 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 1

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Bengkalis !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
111th LRP Bde /3

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:37:03 PM   
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**********March 14**************

Arafua Sea: I send out some LCM's from Darwin with some Bofors aboard to test the Jap air response. Somehow, the Bettys have escorts this far South. Must be the Zekes are flying from a different base. In any event...this confirms the Arafua Sea is dangerous. Not good to trade Bettys for an LCM

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bathurst Island at 75,121

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 32
G4M1 Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 11
Kittyhawk I x 5
Kittyhawk III x 2
F4U-1 Corsair x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 2 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
LCM 592E
LCM 592C, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SC-521

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:40:06 PM   
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PI: Serious raids at 6000 ft over Clark again. I had to move the Corsairs out of Bataan for now as they were all shot up.

quote:

Morning Air attack on 51st PA Infantry Division, at 79,76 (Clark Field)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
Ki-21-IIb Sally x 37
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 5
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 12
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 12 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 23 damaged
Ki-21-IIb Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 4 damaged
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled


More waves like this.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:44:41 PM   
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SE Asia: B-25's switch over to Bangkok AF but the Jap fighters are waiting there too. I don't know if they are psychic or they just have CAP set to range 10 and they fly where eneeded.

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Morning Air attack on Bangkok , at 56,62

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10

Allied aircraft
Mitchell II x 8
B-25C Mitchell x 15
B-25D1 Mitchell x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:47:26 PM   
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We find Alor Star AF in Malaya with no fighters....trying to pave the way for the landing on Sumatra.

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Morning Air attack on Alor Star , at 49,73

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 5
B-24D Liberator x 20
B-24D1 Liberator x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-36 Ida: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 5 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 45

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:49:54 PM   
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Sumatra: We try to take Medan for free. This squad was dressed like Klingons.

quote:

Ground combat at Medan (46,76)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 11 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Defending force 3700 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Assault collapses, attacking force wiped out

Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
111th LRP Bde /3

Defending units:
11th Special Base Force
18th JNAF AF Unit

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:50:19 PM   
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No Klingons at the convention this year.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 12:53:50 PM   
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One time I was at the Stardust in Las Vegas (if I had known it was owned by the Mob I would not have tried to count cards there)...anyway...I am checking in and I try to give my bags to the bell girls in these modernistic, angular-cut uniforms....they laughed at me...they were Star Trek geeks. I was laughed at by Star Trek geeks.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:00:28 PM   
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Just in case you think I was making that up about the Wellington...the Stardust story is true too.






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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:03:41 PM   
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We recapture Bengkoelen after the Jap tanks head East to protect Palembang

quote:

Ground combat at Benkoelen (45,91)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 11 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

Allied adjusted assault: 0

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Benkoelen !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
111th LRP Bde /2

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:11:59 PM   
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*****************March 15**************

New Ireland: Landing at Kavieng while the IJN is capping us in the Sundas. Even though everyone is prepped over 50 there still is a lot of falling in the water. 3 good sized task forces with AP's and LST's.

quote:

Pre-Invasion action off Kavieng (106,122)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

64 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Richmond
SC-749
xAP William Vanderbilt
DMS Lamberton

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



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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:13:13 PM   
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The HQ troops seem to have lots of swimming accidents.

quote:

Amphibious Assault at Kavieng (106,122)

TF 219 troops unloading over beach at Kavieng, 106,122

Allied ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 24th (Sep) Infantry Rgt /5
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of I US Corps /2
15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of I US Corps /3

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:14:46 PM   
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Does New Ireland really mean anything? No..just something to try to draw IJN resources from somewhere they are needed...not really working yet.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:16:25 PM   
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Looks like we brought enough troops.

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Ground combat at Kavieng (106,122)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1929 troops, 19 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 93

Defending force 16083 troops, 272 guns, 267 vehicles, Assault Value = 627

Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
Maizuru 3rd SNLF
54th JNAF AF Unit
39th Field Const Co
21st Port Unit
23rd JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
110th Cmbt Engr Bn /2
22nd Marine Rgt /1
30th Australian Bde /2
5th Marine Rgt /1
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
24th (Sep) Infantry Rgt /6
193rd Tank Bn /2
8th NZ Bde /1
I US Corps
97th Field Artillery Battalion
168th Field Artillery Battalion
181st Field Artillery Battalion
2nd AmphTrac Engineer Battalion

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:28:48 PM   
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Indian Ocean: We were building a seaplane base at Christmas Is and this has apparently angered the Emperor..so they are coming after us. Jap suspected amphib TF with some kind of 4 ship SCTF heading West, 200 nm east of Christmas. The AP that was unloading some RAF guys departs and an SC stays behind as a road bump. Aussie combat engineers start flying in Padang by Catalina and PBY. 2 squadrons of TBF's fly in from the USN carriers up by Northern Sumatra and we wait.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:32:40 PM   
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Sure enough, they are headed for CI. A security squadrons of E boats.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Christmas Island IO at 45,104, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
E Otori
E Kasasagi
E Hato
E Kari

Allied Ships
SC-639, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:35:22 PM   
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Oh, Jeez, I did not expect them to start unloading so fast. They are comprised of fast transports and even a CS. It's the whole freaking 38th Div and they appear not to have been prepped.

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Pre-Invasion action off Christmas Island IO (45,104)

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
DMS W-10
AMC Gokoku Maru
CS Mizuho

Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

DMS W-10 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Christmas Island IO (45,104)

TF 7 troops unloading over beach at Christmas Island IO, 45,104

Japanese ground losses:
935 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 106 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 43 (0 destroyed, 43 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (0 destroyed, 11 disabled)

17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost in surf during unload of 38th Div /5
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost overboard during unload of 38th Div /8

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:38:52 PM   
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Sun comes up...the AF is intact..so the TBF's take off. Japs have Zekes on CAP..either from Java or from Ryujo hiding further back? TBF's dropping bombs because the AF is only size 2. Not enough supply or aviation support either.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Christmas Island IO at 45,104

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 8
TBF-1 Avenger x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAP Tatsuta Maru
xAP Huso Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Tango Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMC Gokoku Maru, Bomb hits 1

Japanese ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:42:27 PM   
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The other 1/2 squadron

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Christmas Island IO at 45,104

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 4
TBF-1 Avenger x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
AMC Gokoku Maru, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires
xAP Ural Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Teibi Maru

Japanese ground losses:
84 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:44:25 PM   
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No attacks in the afternoon for some reason. Maybe out of ammo. Overall, quite effective but it appears enough of the bad guys got ashore to overwhelm the few troops available. We shall see.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 1:55:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Just in case you think I was making that up about the Wellington...the Stardust story is true too.






Is that wood?

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 6/3/2020 2:04:42 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Just in case you think I was making that up about the Wellington...the Stardust story is true too.






Looks like they need to recruit a few more "Women Weaving for Victory" groups to finish the fabric for that one. Shouldn't they wait for the test flight before bringing the bombs to the aircraft?

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Just in case you think I was making that up about the Wellington...the Stardust story is true too.






Is that wood?


No, metal. Aluminum I am pretty sure. Skin is fabric.

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