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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 10/28/2019 6:05:33 PM   
Chickenboy


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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

I have respawned. Mostly intact but my left leg is partly transparent.


Sadly, Pinhead passed away. That messed everyone up at the Mandrake household. Very hard thing.


Curious what was up with Pinhead. Feel free to PM me if you'd like to get into it further. Sorry for your loss, dude.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 10/28/2019 6:39:31 PM   
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Sorry to here that Cap. Losing a family pet is hard.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 10/28/2019 7:23:51 PM   
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Sorry to here that Cap. Losing a family pet is hard.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 10/28/2019 7:25:28 PM   
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Sorry about the dog. it's hard

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 10/28/2019 11:58:26 PM   
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I had a friend with a great dane. He called her dufus. This smallish dane would bring me a
six pack on the 5th hole of our course when a I called B ahead. Damn, I miss Dufus to. That
dog got a sense of accomplishment you could see when she dropped the six on the green.
I think she got her nickname because whenever she got a chance to ride in the truck, she
always left her ass and tail out. You had to shove her all the way in. Maybe she sucked at
dog math. Sorry about pinhead Cap. If you want to switch up to a two legged pinhead I live
35 minutes from the capitol........of pinheads.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/3/2019 8:58:01 PM   
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The week got worse. My dad passed away last night from metastatic lung cancer. We only got the diagnosis two weeks ago. He had designated me as medical decision maker for all the 8 sibs and my mom. Man, that was a heavy load. He would have been 89 in a week. 8 kids. 28 grandkids, 8 or 9 great grandkids. He didn't really believe in oil changes. He just drove a a car until it gave up mostly (or, until one of the kids wrecked the thing ). One time he went wild and bought a Ford Maverick with racing stripes. I wrecked the radiator and front suspension running up a curb after I was "run off the road by some gypsies in a van". I doubt he believed me but he never said anything.

Physicist and Program Engineer mostly sold satellites and missiles to generals and admirals in the glory days of "cost plus" contracts. He went to every kid and gandkid's sports things even if you weren't all that great at it. Loved college basketball and track but if you were doing water polo or lacrosse it didn't matter.

Great guy. Oh..for some reason he enlisted in the Air Farce too. Rose to the exaulted rank of Staff Sgt. One time we found his old 45 in the garage as kids and managed not to shoot each other.

Salute!

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/3/2019 9:44:51 PM   
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************December 20, 1942(e)************

PI: Canberra task force is low on ammo and just trying to run east to Midway and some LYB trannies try to commit hari kiri.

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Camiguin at 85,72, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Shotoku Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Kaiko Maru, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Sinsyu Maru, Shell hits 4, on fire
PB Shinkyo Maru, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
DD Nicholas
DD O'Bannon
DD Duncan
DD Gansevoort
DD Hughes
DD Conyngham

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/3/2019 9:46:42 PM   
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I sent some P-38's down to Mindanao to protect some transports there. This left Luzon uncovered.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 10
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 1
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 3

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 15


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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged

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

Airbase hits 16
Runway hits 16


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/3/2019 9:49:06 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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Sarrys run into the CAP over Luzon.

quote:

Afternoon Air attack on Cagayan , at 79,89

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1
Spitfire Vc Trop x 5
Kittyhawk IA x 1
P-38F Lightning x 2
F4F-4 Wildcat x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/3/2019 9:50:07 PM   
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Solomons: Bombardment of Lunga. A bit better with higher recon number.

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Lunga at 114,138

Allied Ships
BB Indiana
BB West Virginia
CL Adelaide
DD Bailey
DD Barton
DD Buchanan

Japanese ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 12
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 2


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/3/2019 9:53:10 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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Andaman Sea: It seems JJ is not ready to give up yet. I blame the generals.

quote:

Ground combat at Port Blair (46,58)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3489 troops, 71 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 236

Defending force 4426 troops, 34 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Allied adjusted assault: 47

Japanese adjusted defense: 229

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

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

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

Allied ground losses:
713 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 68 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Assaulting units:
45th Indian Brigade
22nd (East African) Brigade

Defending units:
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
41st Guard Battalion
3rd Raiding Regiment
2nd Sasebo SNLF Coy
29th JAAF AF Coy


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/4/2019 12:07:34 AM   
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RIP.





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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/4/2019 7:34:05 AM   
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I'm sorry to hear you had/have such a hard time, but it's good to see you on deck again to lead the crusade against the LYBs!

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/4/2019 9:07:05 PM   
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Cap,

Very sorry to hear about your father.

My deepest condolences.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/5/2019 1:24:45 AM   
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My condolences on the loss of your father, Cap. He sounds a lot like mine, thrifty, hard working and always willing to help family and neighbors. My dad passed at 91 years and I was the co-executor of the estate. I know how much stuff that entailed to keep it all on track and keep my siblings informed when we are scattered to the four winds.

In another parallel, my dad was a CPO2 in the Canadian Navy - similar in rank to a Staff Sgt. in the AF. It's true that the NCOs were the workhorses of the services and they just kept working when they got out. Here's to the old guard, those who have gone to their last posting and those dwindling few who remain!


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 2:00:57 PM   
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Very analogous situation, BB. He got sent to Biloxi, Mississippi. I think that's why he signed up for college.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 2:03:35 PM   
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*************December 21, 1942(e)***********

PI: The KB appears headed to the HI or to pay a visit to the PI so I moved most of the planes out of Mindanao and started them south to rendezvous with the 3 patched up USN carriers.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 23,190 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
P-38E Lightning x 1
P-38F Lightning x 2
P-38G Lightning x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick sweeping at 21190 feet

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 2:04:09 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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quote:

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 22,190 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 4
P-38F Lightning x 1

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

Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick sweeping at 21190 feet

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 2:05:47 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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Clark got beat up pretty good.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 6
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 4

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 11


They lowered their attack altitude.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 9 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 2:07:59 PM   
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SE Asia: Moulmein goes to level 7 with 350 aviation support points. We move in some heavy bombers which can now range over SE Asia and Sumatra. JJ will have to spread out their fighters.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Saigon , at 60,71

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10

No Allied losses

Heavy Industry hits 2

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 2:09:03 PM   
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Surpise attacks on the Medan refinery does not work but it will thin out Jap CAP's.

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Morning Air attack on Medan , at 46,76

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 2:10:29 PM   
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Valiant is patched up so we bombard Port Blair. JJ flew in some more infantry. Sneaky bastards.

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Port Blair at 46,58

Allied Ships
BB Valiant
CL Birmingham
CL Mauritius
CL De Ruyter
DD MacDonough

Japanese ground losses:
188 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 21
Port hits 22
Port supply hits 1

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 2:12:48 PM   
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Competing forces at Tavoy.

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Ground combat at Tavoy (54,60)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 25354 troops, 434 guns, 303 vehicles, Assault Value = 779

Defending force 11274 troops, 82 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 400

Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 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:
268th Motorised Brigade
4th British Brigade
46th Indian Brigade
70th British Division
6th British Brigade
20th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
XXXIII Indian Corps
44th Indian Bde /2
63rd Indian Bde /2

Defending units:
55th Engineer Regiment
62nd Inf Group Brigade
3rd RTA/B Division
28th JAAF AF Bn

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 2:15:32 PM   
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Solomons: Landing force for Rekata Bay on their way. Buka gets smashed again. There are over 100 medium bombers and Vals at Rabaul.

2nd Marine Div now reconstituted at Tassy and the lads start the march to Lunga.


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 5:08:10 PM   
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So sorry to hear about the loss of your father Cap. My condolences.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/6/2019 7:09:22 PM   
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Likewise . . . and Pinhead as well.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/7/2019 5:51:20 PM   
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Condolences on the loss of your dad, Cap. And of your dog. Hang in there.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/8/2019 2:34:48 PM   
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Thanks lads.


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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/8/2019 2:37:02 PM   
Cap Mandrake


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By ra way, can one withdraw a US air unit from Darwin? Seems to me unless the base is isolated it is possible. Having trouble withdrawing an overdue air unit.

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RE: At dawn we slept.....in the cab on the way back fro... - 11/8/2019 3:50:33 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cap Mandrake

By ra way, can one withdraw a US air unit from Darwin? Seems to me unless the base is isolated it is possible. Having trouble withdrawing an overdue air unit.

From the manual, section 7.2.2, pps. 168-169:

The assets of units subject to forced withdrawal are returned to the pilot and aircraft pools. This is not the case for units subject to forced disbandment, representing out of theatre transfers and similar. A unit subject to forced disbandment can be identified by only having the "Disband" option in the unit menu. Units subject to forced withdrawal or disbandment can be kept in play against a running PP charge. The great majority of units affected below in the withdrawal category, which represents force restructuring. Thus forced withdrawal/disbandment primarily affects the size of the air force the player can field rather than the raw number of pilots and aircraft.

So, yeah, you should be able to withdraw the unit unless the base is isolated. If you had an air HQ and supply within range, it should be possible. Do you have such at Darwin?

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