1941 December 07
Allies outside of China are at peace and are under restrictions on movement and other orders. Some additional restrictions have been self-imposed.
• Desired industry settings have been made. Basically repairs have been turned off for all industries in China and in some other bases/cities in the hot zone.
• Air groups out of turn 1 harms way have been given training orders and filled with pilots. China and Soviet Union ran out of pilots from their pools part way through that effort. Dutch had no pilots in the pool.
• Air groups in some out of harms way places were left on naval search but adjusted.
• Base construction settings have been made.
• Existing TFs have been given orders. None have been ordered to full speed. Merchants in or heading into hot zones were not altered.
• No submarine's orders changed.
• Lexington and Enterprise ordered to Canton Island.
• Force Z ordered to Batavia.
• CL Danae ordered to Palembang.
• UK, et al LCU at sea ordered to Colombo for reassignment. Singapore is already impregnable and needs no reinforcements. Burma is so close to India the Empire wouldn't dare.
• CA Exeter, CL Enterprise, CL Glasgow remain at Colombo.
• CA Houston and CL Boise ordered to Balikpapan. CL Marblehead + DD's orders to Balikpapan unchanged.
• CL Tromp orders to Soeranaja unchanged. CL DeRuyter + DD's orders to Soerabaja unchanged.
• CL Leander, CA Canberra, CL Perth ordered to Townsville.
• "USN transports" - CA Louisville, 1x AP, 1x XAP ordered to Canton Island.
• CL Adelaide remains at Port Moresby.
• 88th C Corps falling back on Wenchow but will likely be caught by superior enemy forces. All units at Pucheng moving to Wenchow. Several other units in the area moving to Wenchow.
• Some units falling back on Kukong.
• Units at Kanhsien will remain there until menaced, then withdraw to Kukong.
• Units at Wuchow moving to Kweilin.
• 2nd Prov C Corps (W Canton) moving to Nanning.
• 62nd C Corps (NW Canton) moving to Wuchow. Will withdraw when Wuchow credibly threatened.
• All bases in the mountains toward Burma fortifying.
• Many bases fortifying based on position, terrain, or need to delay enemy.
• Changsha area fortifying, but will be yielded earlier than last time to avoid losing viable force to defend in better terrain.
• Kweilin and Tuyun will be fortified. One unit is moving by rail from Tuyun to Kweilin because Keilin is weakly defended and vulnerable to paratroops.
• 28th, 39th, 38th New C Corps moving from Chungking to Tuyun (already preparing).
• The mountains leading to the northern (western IRL) desert are fortifying as are the bases in the desert.
• Enemy abandoning Ichang. We have units moving in to take it and fortify it. However those units across the river from Ichang are moving to defend Ankang and the forest leading to it. Undefended as it is now Ankang is vulnerable to paratroops.
• Sian is being fortified. Units on the road far E of Sian will pull back to defend in good terrain.
• Loyang and Chengchow will be held by the forces in place to allow other units to redeploy before being engaged.
• Chungking will stay at forts=6 to save supply; the rest of the Chungking basin is fortifying.
• Those units generally around Yenan (the ones not pulling back to defend Sian) are generally staying put to pose a time-consuming nuisance.
• Units out on the plains past Chengchow are variously moving or staying put to pose a nuisance.
• Current thinking is to get most of the Chinese Air Force bought out and moved to India before it gets ground down. Units which withdraw will require some consideration so we don't lose them if they reappear in a city which is in enemy hands at the time.