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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/13/2021 2:46:04 PM   
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**************Pacific Ocean Areas HQ, Pearl************

Adm. Husband Kimmel, CO: <on phone> ....and tell that air guy on Midway I want all the planes grouped tightly together so they can guard against sabotage.....right.....sabotage...got it?...good, that's all. <hangs up phone>

Right, Mr. Minderbinder, I thought you told us our ships would be safe near the Marianas if we flew your company flag. Can you explain to me what happened to USS Pursuit? We lost contact with her 160 miles SE of Guam. Her last message was "under attack by dive bombers".

Young man in fine linen slacks: Yes, sir, it seems a mistake was made. I've sent a stern letter to Mr Hata via the Swiss embassy.

Adm Kimmel: Mr. Hata?

Young man in fine linen slacks: New finance and industry leader. Loves sashimi, sir.

Adm Kimmel: Well, see to it. We are counting on that contract to avoid attacks on day 1. By the way, how is the new Seamew coming?

Young man in fine linen slacks: We have 4 ready in Alameda sir. Beautiful blue paint job. Pinstripes. Seafoam hand painted on the floats. Takes your breath away.

Adm Kimmel: SPLENID! I can't wait

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/13/2021 8:40:25 PM   
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This is the resupply vessel you need. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CcrHUmmzBM

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/13/2021 9:39:52 PM   
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By the way, the proper way to fell a tree with a chainsaw is to cut a wedge on the side of the tree where you want the tree to fall then cut the tree on the other side. If someone with a strong pipe or bar puts it above the the cut and give the tree a slight push towards the direction of the fall, that helps as well. That was the job of my step-grandfather. He quit driving in his mid eighties.

Get a new spark plug for the older chainsaws, they will probably work fine. Get some stabil and put it in the last bit of gas run through the chain saw, then run the gas tank dry. Also, keep the air filter clean.

Always use good hearing protection when using a chainsaw as well as some sort of eye protection. The eye protection can help keep the saw dust out of the eye.

For the stump, either get an oyster mushroom growing kit. If you want it to rot faster, use nitrate fertilizer.

Or get a tank and push it over.


For smaller ones, an armoured personnel will also work.


Of course, it is much quicker and easier with explosives.


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/13/2021 11:43:48 PM   
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From experience,

An APC at speed will work on knocking down Termite Ant-infested trees. However, camouflaged fatigues will not keep said ants from infesting the Track Commander (me) sitting halfway outside the APC in the hatch.

40 years ago, and I remember it vividly!

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/14/2021 12:05:03 AM   
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From experience,

An APC at speed will work on knocking down Termite Ant-infested trees. However, camouflaged fatigues will not keep said ants from infesting the Track Commander (me) sitting halfway outside the APC in the hatch.

40 years ago, and I remember it vividly!

T Rav


M113? I understand that those would be good for moose hinting since they float and usually carry a Ma Deuce along with a M60 or two.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 3:37:01 PM   
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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 3:42:27 PM   
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Rest of June 19. I can't find the combat text. Bataan lives. KB unspotted.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 3:52:26 PM   
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**********************June 20, 1943(e)****************

Despite numerous attempts to bait the IJN into a carrier battle near Truk or Wolei it's a no go.

I had a single CVE (USS Baitfish) 1 hex off Ponape dropping bombs from 1 hex away with the other USN carriers waiting W of Nauru Is, 500 miles away from any Jap bases for days in a row. Not even a nibble. I sent the fake amphibious TF with 20 ships all the way to Satawal within easy spotting range of Guam and Wolei...AND THEY WERE SPOTTED but no reaction. I have bombed the Heck out of Truk and Wolei and even dropped paras on Ulithi...no carriers.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 3:54:28 PM   
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PI: Japs take out Butuan on Mindanao

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Night Air attack on Butuan , at 80,89

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 11

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
R4D-1 Skytrain: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 20

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Night Air attack on Butuan , at 80,89

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged

Runway hits 5

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 3:59:22 PM   
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Hundreds of medium bomber sorties over Bataan.

Ground bombardment. Still USFFE HQ and 182nd IR out of Bataan by air. The transports stage offshore until MacArthur is busy and then they fly in and load up real fast.

quote:

Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1870 troops, 156 guns, 114 vehicles, Assault Value = 866

Defending force 35795 troops, 428 guns, 275 vehicles, Assault Value = 303

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

Allied ground losses:
219 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Division
14th Division
48th/A Division
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Art.Mortar Regiment
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
4th Marine Regiment
4th Constabulary Regiment
31st PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
71st PA Infantry Division
182nd Infantry Regiment
1st Constabulary Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
301st Construction Battalion
51st PA Infantry Division
57th PS Infantry Regiment
45th PS Infantry Regiment
21st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Infantry Regiment
11th PA Infantry/C Division
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
Bataan USN Base Force
I/Prov'nl SPM Grp
165th Field Artillery Battalion
24th PS FA Regiment
Clark Field AAF Base Force
!/23rd PS FA Battalion
4th PAAC Avn Sup
86th PS Field Artillery Battalion
637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
627th Tank Destroyer Battalion
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
US Forces Far East
54th British Brigade
3rd Marine/A Div /2
Manila Bay Defenses
III/Prov'nl SPM Grp
501st Coast AA Regiment
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment
632nd Tank Destroyer Battalion
1st USMC AA Battalion
II Corps
11th PA Infantry/B Division
11th PAAC Avn Sup
II/Prov'nl SPM Grp
103rd PA Infantry Regiment
2nd Constabulary Regiment
27th Avn Sup /2
91st PA Infantry Division
11th PA Infantry/A Division
102nd PA Infantry Regiment
81st PA Infantry Div /1

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 4:04:47 PM   
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Carolines and Marshalls: There will be no attrition carrier battle over Truk so we begin to load the huge Marianas landing forces at Rabaul, New Britain, Tulagi, Pearl and Midway and assemble near Wotje.

The Kiwis are prepped for Ponape so we send them in.

quote:

Pre-Invasion action off Ponape (119,113) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CA Frobisher, Shell hits 1
CL Java
DD Stronghold
PC Orara
LST-19

Ponape Naval Fortress firing at CA Frobisher
CA Frobisher firing at Ponape Naval Fortress
CL Java firing at Ponape Naval Fortress
Ponape Naval Fortress firing at CL Java
DD Stronghold firing at Ponape Naval Fortress
Ponape Naval Fortress firing at DD Stronghold
PC Orara fired at enemy guns
DD Stronghold fired at enemy guns

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 4:09:24 PM   
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USS Baitfish drops leaflets over Ponape that say:

"Japanese soldiers and sailors! We ask you to surrender to save yourselves! By the way, the USS Baitfish is only 40 miles to the SE with only a dozen fighters, bearing 135"

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Morning Air attack on Ponape Naval Fortress, at 119,113 (Ponape)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 5
TBF-1 Avenger x 8

No Allied losses

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 4:11:52 PM   
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Maybe they don't have a radio anymore. They are beat up.

quote:

Ground combat at Ponape (119,113)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 290 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Defending force 606 troops, 18 guns, 79 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Assaulting units:
Ponape Naval Fortress

Defending units:
3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
144th RNZA Bty

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 4:15:18 PM   
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Tiny Aussie commando force on Ulithi gets murdered by air. Nowhere to hide.

Kates from Beazelbob most likely (not a carrier) and the Army bombers seem to come from Guam.


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Afternoon Air attack on 2/9th Cav/Cdo Battalion, at 98,97 (Ulithi)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 2/9th Cav/Cdo Battalion, at 98,97 (Ulithi)

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIb Lily x 31

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 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... - 1/17/2021 4:16:51 PM   
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Oh, well, unit citation medal.

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Ground combat at Ulithi (98,97)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 184 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 12

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Ulithi !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+)

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /1
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 4:19:37 PM   
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Sumatra: trying to reassert an effect CAP over Sabang.

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Morning Air attack on Sabang , at 44,70

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9

Allied aircraft
Hurricane I Trop x 1
Hurricane IIc Trop x 11

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

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIc Trop: 2 destroyed

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 4:21:25 PM   
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San Bernardino is burning badly from a raid the previous day.

Royal Navy had to fall back to Nicobar

quote:


Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 10 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
AKE San Bernadino, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Port hits 3
Port supply hits 2


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 4:27:22 PM   
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Huzzah! We take Langsa. Also, Idi Amin is not harmed

quote:

Ground combat at Langsa (46,74)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12484 troops, 239 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 367

Defending force 4239 troops, 48 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 134

Allied adjusted assault: 179

Japanese adjusted defense: 39

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Langsa !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1530 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 22 (18 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Allied ground losses:
241 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
22nd (East African) Brigade
45th Indian Brigade
21st Australian Brigade
6th British Brigade

Defending units:
Ichiki Det.
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
91st Naval Guard Unit

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 4:53:29 PM   
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*****************June 21****************

Marshalls: Ponape fell in the first attack.

Wotje has a level 3 AF operational. SBD's and TBF's work over Roi-namur

Kusai and Alinglaplap building AF's

New Guinea: Manokwari (New Guinea) fell in the first attack with the near destruction of the IJA infantry Brigade there.

PI: Ground attack at Bataan. 1:1 Nearly equal casualties but most of ours are Filippino KIA's

Carolines: Jap paras retake Satawal and we lose 500 engineers. The next day we send in all the B-24's from Kavieng at 4000 ft and wipe out the entire group of 700 Jap paras. Nothing left on Satwal but a single support squad of disabled Aussies.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 5:02:29 PM   
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******************June 22********************

Very large forces loitering near Wotje with carrier support. Waiting on 2 more CVE's to arrive from the WC.

NG: Pushing supplies up the coast toward Sorong. Manokwari now has planes and an Air HQ

Sumatra: Flying in 5th Indian Div to Sabang. Heavy equipment organizing at Port Blair and will return to Sabang along with the RN cruisers soon

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 7:38:48 PM   
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RJ,

Yes, it was a M-113 and I was usually behind a 50 Cal. An amazing weapon for having been designed 100 years ago.

I only got to fire it a couple times (All my Army-time was in peace-time thankfully.)

Sorry for the hijack Captain,
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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 7:51:00 PM   
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quote:

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RJ,

Yes, it was a M-113 and I was usually behind a 50 Cal. An amazing weapon for having been designed 100 years ago.

I only got to fire it a couple times (All my Army-time was in peace-time thankfully.)

Sorry for the hijack Captain,
T Rav


From what I understand, serving in peacetime is better than serving in a war zone.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 7:59:25 PM   
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quote:

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RJ,

Yes, it was a M-113 and I was usually behind a 50 Cal. An amazing weapon for having been designed 100 years ago.

I only got to fire it a couple times (All my Army-time was in peace-time thankfully.)

Sorry for the hijack Captain,
T Rav


From what I understand, serving in peacetime is better than serving in a warzone.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 11:32:51 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

**********************June 20, 1943(e)****************

Despite numerous attempts to bait the IJN into a carrier battle near Truk or Wolei it's a no go.

I had a single CVE (USS Baitfish) 1 hex off Ponape dropping bombs from 1 hex away with the other USN carriers waiting W of Nauru Is, 500 miles away from any Jap bases for days in a row. Not even a nibble. I sent the fake amphibious TF with 20 ships all the way to Satawal within easy spotting range of Guam and Wolei...AND THEY WERE SPOTTED but no reaction. I have bombed the Heck out of Truk and Wolei and even dropped paras on Ulithi...no carriers.

KB is covering the salvage operation on the 3.5 long tons of prime mature Bluefin for M&M. Do you know how much that is worth!!!? It can be sold as brined and aged tuna - a delicacy!

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/17/2021 11:41:56 PM   
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Huzzah! We take Langsa. Also, Idi Amin (of 22nd (East African) Brigade) is not harmed



What! Idi gave up his bartender gig to go and serve the mother country (whichever one subjugated Uganda)? Did they offer him the "Last King of Scotland" gig after the war?



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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/18/2021 1:08:15 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Huzzah! We take Langsa. Also, Idi Amin (of 22nd (East African) Brigade) is not harmed



What! Idi gave up his bartender gig to go and serve the mother country (whichever one subjugated Uganda)? Did they offer him the "Last King of Scotland" gig after the war?




He served the United Kingdom, if you have ever heard of it . . .

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/18/2021 1:40:40 AM   
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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

Huzzah! We take Langsa. Also, Idi Amin (of 22nd (East African) Brigade) is not harmed



What! Idi gave up his bartender gig to go and serve the mother country (whichever one subjugated Uganda)? Did they offer him the "Last King of Scotland" gig after the war?




He served the United Kingdom, if you have ever heard of it . . .

I heard of it - but it was a myth -never really united! When I attended a NATO course at the British base Aldershot, we took trips to several locations by bus. The English soldiers on the course endlessly mocked and cast aspersions at the two Scots on the course. At first I thought it was friendly banter but soon it became clear they really hated the Scots. For their part the Scots held back from retaliating - much more mature I thought. I stayed out of it - international incidents and all that. During my time at Aldershot and on other visits to England I also got the impression that many English do not hold the Irish in high regard either, even if they are from Ulster (Northern Ireland). And the Welsh just want to take a leek on England ...

How Britain became Great Britain with those internal issues is remarkable.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/18/2021 2:55:54 PM   
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Idi Amin Dada(a) claimed to have served in Burma in WWII(a). This is not true as he joined the King's African Rifles in 1946

He was in Burma in WWII(b or c). I forget. I think he was in Australia too. Worked as a bartender as I recall.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/18/2021 6:59:05 PM   
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********************June 23, 1943(e)**************

New & Improved Guinea: Jap DD's sink 7 PT boats. We saw them coming so the LST's and LCT's made themselves scarce.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Noemfoor at 86,110, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Minekaze
DD Akikaze
DD Hokaze
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
PT-239, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
PT-240, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
PT-241, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
PT-242, Shell hits 2, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Oku, A. crosses the 'T'
DD Numakaze engages PT-242 at 8,000 yards
DD Akikaze engages PT-242 at 8,000 yards
DD Minekaze engages PT-242 at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
PT-242 sunk by DD Minekaze at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Hokaze engages PT-239 at 2,000 yards
PT-239 sunk by DD Akikaze at 2,000 yards
Walker M. orders Allied TF to disengage
DD Numakaze engages PT-241 at 2,000 yards
DD Hokaze engages PT-240 at 2,000 yards
DD Hokaze engages PT-241 at 2,000 yards
PT-240 sunk by DD Akikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Numakaze engages PT-241 at 2,000 yards
PT-241 sunk by DD Hokaze at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Noemfoor at 86,110, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Minekaze
DD Akikaze
DD Hokaze
DD Numakaze

Allied Ships
PT-235, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
PT-236, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
PT-237, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

(in reply to Cap Mandrake)
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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 1/18/2021 7:02:28 PM   
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I moved some dive bombers to the SW coast of New Guinea to strike the transports loitering near Manokwari...unfortunately, they were distracted by some shiny objects near Ceram and flew into a CAP buzzsaw.

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Boela at 80,110

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 27

Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk III x 2
Kittyhawk IV x 3
P-38H Lightning x 10
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Kittyhawk III: 1 destroyed
Kittyhawk IV: 2 destroyed
P-38H Lightning: 2 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 10 destroyed, 9 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Fuso

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