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RE: 1943 April 13 - 9/30/2019 12:16:58 AM   
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Air losses. Good day over Burma.




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RE: 1943 April 13 - 9/30/2019 12:17:38 AM   
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Larege enemy warships seen in combat today. No carriers!




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RE: 1943 April 13 - 9/30/2019 12:20:53 AM   
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RE: 1943 April 13 - 9/30/2019 12:34:26 AM   
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1943 April 14

INVADED
Urumchi, Chungking are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• About 10 to 1 for us in the air over Burma. One theater is going well.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii

• All convoys report no contacts.

• The yards are hiring.


Pacific

• All convoys report no contacts.

• We did some damage and made more cripples than we sank.
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000001 Night Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 132,104 Bikini

Night Time Surface Combat, near Bikini at 132,104, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 5
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 1
CA Suzuya
DD Murasame, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Shell hits 1
BB South Dakota
BB Indiana, Shell hits 3
BB Massachusetts, Shell hits 4
DD Dunlap
DD Fanning
DD Mahan, Shell hits 2
DD Smith
DD Preston, Shell hits 1, on fire


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 60% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Lee, Willis "Ching crosses the 'T'
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Indiana at 11,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Mikuma at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Washington at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Preston at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Smith at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Dunlap at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Indiana at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB South Dakota at 11,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Preston at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Smith at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Mahan at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Fanning at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 9,000 yards
BB Indiana engages BB Ise at 9,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages BB Massachusetts at 9,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Preston at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Mahan at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Fanning at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Dunlap at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages BB Ise at 6,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Indiana at 6,000 yards
BB Washington engages BB Ise at 6,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Preston at 6,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Smith at 6,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Mahan at 6,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 9,000 yards
BB Indiana engages BB Ise at 9,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages BB Massachusetts at 9,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Washington at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Preston at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Smith at 9,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Fanning at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Dunlap at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 11,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 11,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages BB Massachusetts at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Dunlap at 11,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Smith at 11,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Fanning at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Dunlap at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000002 ASW attack 1943-04-13 137,116 Maloelap

ASW attack near Maloelap at 137,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-35

Allied Ships
DD Chevalier

SS I-35 is sighted by escort
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000003 ASW attack 1943-04-13 138,116 Maloelap

ASW attack near Maloelap at 138,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-165, hits 2

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City
CA Chicago
DMS Trevor
DMS Hamilton
DMS Hovey
DMS Boggs
AM Oracle
AM Heed
AM Skylark
APA Bolivar
APA Arthur Middleton
APA Crescent City
APA U.S. Grant
AK Alhena
AK Bellatrix
DD Kalk
DD Gansevoort
DD Frazier
DMS Hopkins

SS I-165 is sighted by escort
DD Kalk fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Gansevoort fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Frazier fails to find sub and abandons search
DMS Hopkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Hopkins attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-165 eludes ASW attack from DMS Hopkins
DMS Hopkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Hopkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Hopkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Hopkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS Hopkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000004 ASW attack 1943-04-13 139,116 Maloelap

ASW attack near Maloelap at 139,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-33, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Stack
DD Ellet
DD Lang

SS I-33 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Stack
DD Lang attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


000005 Night Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 133,117 Ailinglaplap

Night Time Surface Combat, near Ailinglaplap at 133,117, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kirishima
CA Chokai
CA Kumano
DD Kiyonami
DD Nowaki, Shell hits 1
DD Arare

Allied Ships
DD Woodworth
DD Bailey, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Bancroft, Shell hits 2
DD Caldwell


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 60% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Kiyonami at 11,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Bancroft at 11,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Bancroft at 11,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Bancroft at 11,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Bancroft at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Bailey at 6,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Woodworth at 6,000 yards
DD Bailey engages DD Nowaki at 6,000 yards
DD Bailey engages DD Kiyonami at 6,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages CA Kumano at 6,000 yards
DD Bailey engages CA Chokai at 6,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Bailey at 6,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Nowaki at 6,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Bailey at 6,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Woodworth at 6,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Woodworth at 6,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Bailey at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Caldwell at 10,000 yards
DD Arare engages DD Bailey at 10,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Woodworth at 10,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Nowaki at 10,000 yards
DD Bailey engages DD Kiyonami at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
BB Kirishima engages DD Woodworth at 12,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Bailey at 12,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Arare at 12,000 yards
DD Bailey engages DD Kiyonami at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000006 Night Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 129,101 Eniwetok

Night Time Surface Combat, near Eniwetok at 129,101, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Ise, Shell hits 27, and is sunk
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Suzuya
DD Murasame, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Washington
BB South Dakota
BB Indiana, Shell hits 1
BB Massachusetts, Shell hits 2
DD Dunlap
DD Fanning
DD Mahan
DD Smith
DD Preston, on fire


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 60% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages BB Ise at 11,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Suzuya at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB South Dakota at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Washington at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Preston at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Smith at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Mahan at 11,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Dunlap at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 8,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Indiana at 8,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages BB Ise at 8,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Washington at 8,000 yards
DD Smith engages BB Ise at 8,000 yards
DD Mahan engages BB Ise at 8,000 yards
DD Fanning engages BB Ise at 8,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages BB Ise at 8,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 8,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Indiana at 8,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages BB Massachusetts at 8,000 yards
BB Washington engages BB Ise at 8,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Preston at 8,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Mahan at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 6,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages BB Massachusetts at 6,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB South Dakota at 6,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Murasame at 6,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Smith at 6,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Murasame at 6,000 yards
DD Fanning engages BB Ise at 6,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Murasame at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Indiana at 10,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB South Dakota at 10,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Preston at 10,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 10,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Dunlap at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 13,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages BB Massachusetts at 13,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB South Dakota at 13,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Preston at 13,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Preston at 13,000 yards
BB Ise engages DD Smith at 13,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 13,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Murasame at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
BB Ise engages BB Massachusetts at 12,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages BB Ise at 12,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Murasame at 12,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Murasame at 12,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Murasame at 12,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Ise sunk by BB Massachusetts at 9,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Mikuma at 9,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Smith at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Fanning at 9,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Suzuya at 9,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages BB Washington at 9,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Washington engages CA Suzuya at 13,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages BB Indiana at 13,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Murasame at 13,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Murasame at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000007 Night Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 128,101 Eniwetok

Night Time Surface Combat, near Eniwetok at 128,101, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Murasame, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Shell hits 1
BB South Dakota
BB Indiana
BB Massachusetts
DD Dunlap
DD Fanning
DD Mahan
DD Smith
DD Preston, on fire


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 60% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Lee, Willis "Ching crosses the 'T'
CA Suzuya engages BB Massachusetts at 11,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 11,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Suzuya at 11,000 yards
BB Washington engages CA Suzuya at 11,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Smith at 11,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Fanning at 11,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 11,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Suzuya at 11,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 7,000 yards
BB Washington engages CA Suzuya at 7,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Preston at 7,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Murasame at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Suzuya at 3,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Mikuma at 3,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Suzuya at 3,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Preston at 3,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Mahan at 3,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Fanning at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Suzuya at 5,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 5,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Murasame at 5,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Murasame at 5,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Smith at 5,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Murasame at 5,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Dunlap at 5,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 5,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages BB South Dakota at 5,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Murasame at 5,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Dunlap at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Mikuma at 8,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Mikuma at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Mahan at 9,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Mikuma at 11,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000009 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 127,101 Eniwetok

Day Time Surface Combat, near Eniwetok at 127,101, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Suzuya, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB Washington
BB South Dakota
BB Indiana
BB Massachusetts, Shell hits 1
DD Dunlap
DD Fanning
DD Mahan
DD Smith
DD Preston

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
BB Washington engages CA Suzuya at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 16,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Preston at 16,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Dunlap at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 15,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Mahan at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
BB Washington engages CA Suzuya at 11,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Fanning at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Suzuya at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Suzuya at 11,000 yards
Lee, Willis "Ching orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 14,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CA Suzuya at 14,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 14,000 yards
BB Washington engages CA Suzuya at 14,000 yards
CA Suzuya engages DD Mahan at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 20,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
BB Indiana engages CA Suzuya at 26,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Suzuya at 26,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000010 ASW attack 1943-04-13 138,116 Maloelap

ASW attack near Maloelap at 138,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
DD Chevalier

SS I-165 is sighted by escort
I-165 diving deep ....
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000011 Sub attack 1943-04-13 138,116 Maloelap

Sub attack near Maloelap at 138,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
CV Lexington, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
DD Chevalier

SS I-165 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Lexington
I-165 diving deep ....
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Chevalier fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000012 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 129,100 Eniwetok

Day Time Surface Combat, near Eniwetok at 129,100, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
DD Shigure
DD Harusame, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier
CL Columbia
DD Duncan
DD Lansdowne
DD Hughes
DD Hammann
DD Russell

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


000013 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 129,101 Eniwetok

Day Time Surface Combat, near Eniwetok at 129,101, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami
CL Oi
DD Yudachi

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier
CL Columbia
DD Duncan
DD Lansdowne
DD Hughes
DD Hammann
DD Russell

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


000014 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 129,116 Ebadon

Day Time Surface Combat, near Ebadon at 129,116, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Kyo Maru #6, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PB Kyo Maru #7, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA San Francisco
CA Quincy
CA Vincennes
DD Gridley
DD McCall
DD Maury

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages PB Kyo Maru #6 at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages PB Kyo Maru #6 at 17,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages PB Kyo Maru #6 at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Quincy engages PB Kyo Maru #6 at 16,000 yards
PB Kyo Maru #6 sunk by CA San Francisco at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages PB Kyo Maru #7 at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
PB Kyo Maru #7 sunk by CA Vincennes at 11,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


000015 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 127,99 Eniwetok

Day Time Surface Combat, near Eniwetok at 127,99, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
DD Shigure
DD Harusame, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier
CL Columbia
DD Duncan
DD Lansdowne
DD Hughes
DD Hammann
DD Russell

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


000016 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-04-13 127,99 Eniwetok

Day Time Surface Combat, near Eniwetok at 127,99, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
DD Shigure
DD Harusame, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Montpelier
CL Columbia
DD Duncan
DD Lansdowne
DD Hughes
DD Hammann
DD Russell

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


000043 Morning Air attack 1943-04-13 132,116 Kwajalein Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kwajalein Island at 132,116

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
D4Y1 Judy x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 3 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CA San Francisco
CA Vincennes

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb



000044 Morning Air attack 1943-04-13 128,118 Kusaie Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Kusaie Island at 128,118

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
D4Y1 Judy x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Farenholt, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Lardner
DD Barton

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb


000052 Afternoon Air attack 1943-04-13 132,116 Kwajalein Island

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kwajalein Island at 132,116

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
D4Y1 Judy x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
D4Y1 Judy: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Quincy

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb



000053 Sub attack 1943-04-13 133,115 Kwajalein Island

Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 133,115

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami
CA Chokai
DD Arare
DD Nowaki

Allied Ships
SS Albacore, hits 1

SS Albacore launches 2 torpedoes at DD Kiyonami
Albacore diving deep ....
DD Arare attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nowaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nowaki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Arare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Arare attacking submerged sub ....
DD Arare is out of ASW ammo
DD Arare is out of ASW ammo
DD Arare fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub





New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Harrassment!
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000008 Night Naval bombardment 1943-04-13 Darwin 76,124

Night Naval bombardment of Darwin at 76,124

Japanese Ships
DD Yugao
DD Maikaze

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1

DD Yugao firing at 23rd Australian Brigade
DD Maikaze firing at Darwin





Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Bombardments, nuclear in Chungking.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• A supply route from Akyab to the Burma plain opens up.
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Ground combat at 55,47 (near Akyab)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 36271 troops, 150 guns, 159 vehicles, Assault Value = 1206

Defending force 3052 troops, 32 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 72

Allied adjusted assault: 657

Japanese adjusted defense: 25

Allied assault odds: 26 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), leaders(+), fatigue(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
958 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Units retreated 1

Allied ground losses:
550 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
36th Chinese Division
88th Chinese Division
2nd Reserve Division
96th Chinese Division
49th Chinese Division
268th Motorised Brigade
55th Prov Chinese Division

Defending units:
33rd/C Division


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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...and even more naval combat!

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Congrats on knocking off Ise and possibly two CAs and a DD! I hope your BBs can rearm nearby and be ready for next steps.

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ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Congrats on knocking off Ise and possibly two CAs and a DD! I hope your BBs can rearm nearby and be ready for next steps.

I wish they could. They're heading heading for Midway just to clear to the northeast in case some IJN carriers head northeast themselves. They'll angle back toward Pearl of course when it's safe to do so. There are lots of AKE, etc. at Johnston so they won't have to go all the way back.

The carriers are a different story. Even the few that can fight need aircraft and likely pilots. And Enterprise, while technically operational is just barely able to operate aircraft. We really have 2 carriers that could put back to sea to fight after replenishing, and one of them is Wasp.

Will our fleet of crippled carriers get away? The world wonders.

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Doing the turn now. Things have quieted down compared to the last two turns.

Oh wait:
"CA San Francisco engages CVL Ryuho at 3,000 yards"



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1943 April 15

INVADED
Urumchi, Chungking are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall
• We've lost sight of most of the major IJN TF's. The CVE's engaged today are in the only big TF we have sight of. Many of our TF's are sighted hard, but not so many of our subs. I expect the TF contacts are mostly from land based and submarine based aircraft. There is one sub 10/10 contact that smells more like KB, but the sighting aircraft was not identified. The IJN CVE's near Roi-Namur certainly are sighting some TF's as at least one CVE appears undamaged and launched strikes today.

• Our own CVE's are spotted DL 8/10, but our operational fleet carriers and undamaged old BB's, just one hex away, are not spotted. All will move east tomorrow to avoid engagement.

• Two heavily damaged CVE (without any escorts) are spotted DL 7/7 about 10 hexes east of Makin as they were heading SE. The are changing course for Johnston Island (NE) to avoid giving away the track of the damaged fleet CV and a CVE heading SE just 3 hexes ahead of them That TF put of full speed today to create that distance.

• The VP ratio dropped slightly below 2:1 today!


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii

• All convoys report no contacts.


Pacific

• All convoys report no contacts.

• Got some!
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000002 Night Time Surface Combat 1943-04-14 133,119 Jaluit

Night Time Surface Combat, near Jaluit at 133,119, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryuho, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Hosho, Shell hits 2
CVE Taiyo, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
CVE Unyo
CVE Chuyo, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Haguro, Shell hits 2
CL Agano, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Kuma, Shell hits 1
CL Kiso, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Samidare
DD Yuzuki
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA San Francisco, Shell hits 3
CA Quincy, Shell hits 2
CA Vincennes, Shell hits 10, on fire
DD Gridley, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD McCall, Shell hits 1
DD Maury

Improved night sighting under 71% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 71% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVL Ryuho at 9,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVE Chuyo at 9,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVE Taiyo at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Vincennes at 9,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Vincennes at 9,000 yards
CL Agano engages CA Vincennes at 9,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Yuzuki at 9,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Samidare at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVL Ryuho at 5,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Quincy at 5,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CVL Ryuho at 5,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVE Taiyo at 5,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CVE Hosho at 5,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Gridley at 5,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Vincennes at 5,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Agano at 5,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Gridley at 5,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Yuzuki at 5,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages DD Samidare at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVL Ryuho at 3,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CVE Chuyo at 3,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVE Taiyo at 3,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD McCall at 3,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Haguro at 3,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Vincennes at 3,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Vincennes at 3,000 yards
CL Agano engages CA Vincennes at 3,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD McCall at 3,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD McCall at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVL Ryuho at 4,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVE Chuyo at 4,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CL Kiso at 4,000 yards
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Taiyo
CA Vincennes engages CVE Taiyo at 4,000 yards
DD McCall engages DD Samidare at 4,000 yards
DD Gridley engages CA Haguro at 4,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Vincennes at 4,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Kuma at 4,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Agano at 4,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Gridley at 4,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Yuzuki at 4,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Samidare at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Haguro at 3,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVE Chuyo at 3,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVE Taiyo at 3,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD McCall at 3,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Quincy at 3,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Kiso at 3,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Kuma at 3,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Agano at 3,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Gridley at 3,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Gridley at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CVL Ryuho at 4,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CVL Ryuho at 4,000 yards
DD McCall engages DD Samidare at 4,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Vincennes at 4,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Vincennes at 4,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Vincennes at 4,000 yards
CL Agano engages CA Vincennes at 4,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Gridley at 4,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Gridley at 4,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Samidare at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CVL Ryuho at 3,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Maury at 3,000 yards
DD McCall engages DD Samidare at 3,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Gridley at 3,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA San Francisco at 3,000 yards
CL Agano engages CA Vincennes at 3,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD McCall at 3,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Yuzuki at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CVL Ryuho at 2,000 yards
DD Maury engages DD Kamikaze at 2,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CVE Hosho at 2,000 yards
DD Yuzuki engages DD Gridley at 2,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Vincennes at 2,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Vincennes at 2,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Agano at 2,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD McCall at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CVL Ryuho at 3,000 yards
DD Maury engages DD Samidare at 3,000 yards
DD Samidare engages DD McCall at 3,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CA Vincennes at 3,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Vincennes at 3,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Vincennes at 3,000 yards
CL Agano engages CA Vincennes at 3,000 yards
DD Gridley engages DD Yuzuki at 3,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


000003 ASW attack 1943-04-14 130,113 Ebadon

ASW attack near Ebadon at 130,113

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami

Allied Ships
SS Drum, hits 2

SS Drum is sighted by escort
DD Kiyonami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiyonami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kiyonami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiyonami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiyonami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000004 Night Time Surface Combat 1943-04-14 130,113 Ebadon

Night Time Surface Combat, near Ebadon at 130,113, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami

Allied Ships
DD Woodworth
DD Bailey
DD Bancroft
DD Caldwell

Improved night sighting under 71% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 71% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Kiyonami at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Kiyonami at 9,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Bailey at 9,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Kiyonami at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Kiyonami at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Bailey engages DD Kiyonami at 8,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Woodworth at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Kiyonami at 10,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Bancroft at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000005 Sub attack 1943-04-14 132,116 Kwajalein Island

Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,116

Japanese Ships
DD Yuzuki
CL Kuma
CL Agano
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
SS Tullibee

SS Tullibee launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yuzuki
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000006 Sub attack 1943-04-14 132,116 Kwajalein Island

Sub attack near Kwajalein Island at 132,116

Japanese Ships
CVE Hosho
CL Kuma
CL Agano
DD Samidare
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Pompon, hits 1

SS Pompon launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Hosho
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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000031 Afternoon Air attack 1943-04-14 133,111 Rongelap

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rongelap at 133,111

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 7
D4Y1 Judy x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Bailey
DD Bancroft

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



000032 Afternoon Air attack 1943-04-14 133,113 Roi-Namur

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Roi-Namur at 133,113

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
B5N2 Kate x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Farenholt, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a 'E, F' Class class DD

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ASW attack near Roi-Namur at 131,115

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
CL Agano
DD Samidare
DD Yuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Barb, hits 1

SS Barb is sighted by escort
Barb diving deep ....
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yuzuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Yuzuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain

• All convoys report no contacts.


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• Bombardments, nuclear in Chungking.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• They get one, we get one.
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Sub attack near Trivandrum at 27,42

Japanese Ships
SS I-153, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Isaac Sweers, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Scout

SS I-153 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Isaac Sweers
DD Scout attacking submerged sub ....
DD Scout fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Scout fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Scout fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Scout fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Bombay at 32,23

Japanese Ships
SS I-23, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Jupiter

SS I-23 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Jupiter
I-23 diving deep ....
DD Jupiter attacking submerged sub ....
DD Jupiter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Jupiter attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-23 eludes DD Jupiter by hugging bottom
DD Jupiter cannot establish contact with SS I-23
DD Jupiter attacking submerged sub ....
DD Jupiter is out of ASW ammo
DD Jupiter is out of ASW ammo
DD Jupiter is out of ASW ammo
DD Jupiter is out of ASW ammo
DD Jupiter is out of ASW ammo
DD Jupiter fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• Assault tomorrow at Taung Gyi.

• Unknown enemy unit moving from Lashio toward Mandalay.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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Today's air losses.




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IJN ships seen in combat today.




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Would have played out better if your Maryland sctf commander had some cajones . . . well that, or the task force could aim.

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Sure they could have done better, but they got some blows in.

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Might get a turn tonight. Meanwhile, going back for a 10-day look here are the enemy carriers we've seen in combat reports.

Hiryu, Soryu, and Unyo have not been hit. Are there others he could have at this time which I am not listing?




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1943 April 16

INVADED
Urumchi, Chungking are invested.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Japanese forces CAPTURE Chungking !!!



Overall
• The Japanese Army in China has been up to be destroyed.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii

• Most of the fleet elements are well within friendly search range and not spotted. The fast BB's are one notable exception; tomorrow they will enter Midway's search umbrella and near the limit of Wake Island's Emily's.


Pacific

• Got one! Several times.
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000001 Sub attack 1943-04-15 130,116 Ebadon

Sub attack near Ebadon at 130,116

Japanese Ships
CVE Taiyo, Torpedo hits 1
CL Agano
DD Yuzuki
DD Samidare

Allied Ships
SS Snook

SS Snook launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Taiyo
Snook diving deep ....
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Samidare attacking submerged sub ....
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Samidare fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000002 Sub attack 1943-04-15 130,116 Ebadon

Sub attack near Ebadon at 130,116

Japanese Ships
CVE Taiyo, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish launches 4 torpedoes


000003 Night Naval bombardment 1943-04-15 Wake Island 136,98

Night Naval bombardment of Wake Island at 136,98

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K1 Emily: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Columbia
CL Montpelier
DD Russell
DD Hammann
DD Hughes
DD Lansdowne
DD Duncan

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

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 20
Port hits 6

CL Columbia firing at Wake Island
CL Montpelier firing at Wake Island
DD Russell firing at Wake Island
DD Hughes firing at Wake Island
DD Lansdowne firing at Wake Island
DD Duncan firing at Maizuru 2nd SNLF


000004 Sub attack 1943-04-15 130,117 Roi-Namur

Sub attack near Roi-Namur at 130,117

Japanese Ships
DD Kamikaze

Allied Ships
SS Balao

SS Balao launches 4 torpedoes
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000005 Sub attack 1943-04-15 141,112 Ailuk

Sub attack near Ailuk at 141,112

Japanese Ships
SS I-159

Allied Ships
DD Fletcher
DD Aulick

SS I-159 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Fletcher
I-159 diving deep ....
DD Aulick fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aulick fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aulick fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aulick fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aulick fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000006 ASW attack 1943-04-15 128,116 Kusaie Island

ASW attack near Kusaie Island at 128,116

Japanese Ships
PB Chokai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pompon

SS Pompon is located by PB Chokai Maru
PB Chokai Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Chokai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chokai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chokai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chokai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000007 Sub attack 1943-04-15 128,116 Kusaie Island

Sub attack near Kusaie Island at 128,116

Japanese Ships
DD Kamikaze

Allied Ships
SS Blackfish

SS Blackfish launches 4 torpedoes
Blackfish diving deep ....
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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000030 Sub attack 1943-04-15 129,116 Ebadon

Sub attack near Ebadon at 129,116

Japanese Ships
PB Yahada Maru
PB Koei Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sawfish

SS Sawfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB Yahada Maru
Sawfish diving deep ....
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yahada Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000031 Sub attack 1943-04-15 128,116 Kusaie Island

Sub attack near Kusaie Island at 128,116

Japanese Ships
DD Kamikaze

Allied Ships
SS Blackfish

SS Blackfish launches 2 torpedoes
Blackfish diving deep ....
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


000032 Submarine attack 1943-04-15 131,116 Roi-Namur

Submarine attack near Roi-Namur at 131,116

Japanese Ships
CVE Taiyo, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Tambor

CVE Taiyo is sighted by SS Tambor
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Taiyo
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Taiyo
SS Tambor launches 4 torpedoes


• Our troops on Maloelap are recovering disruption and conserving supplies.


New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomons, Papua New Guinea, New Britain


Philippines


DEI, Dutch new Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


China
• [:-(]
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Ground combat at Chungking (76,45)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 204003 troops, 2147 guns, 1400 vehicles, Assault Value = 6152

Defending force 215647 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2914

Japanese adjusted assault: 2129

Allied adjusted defense: 473

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Chungking !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), experience(-)
supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
20997 casualties reported
Squads: 338 destroyed, 1391 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 195 disabled
Engineers: 64 destroyed, 142 disabled
Guns lost 213 (22 destroyed, 191 disabled)
Vehicles lost 79 (14 destroyed, 65 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
217803 casualties reported
Squads: 4288 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13868 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 29 (29 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 113

Assaulting units:
51st Engineer Regiment
37th Division
15th Division
12th Division
24th Division
9th Tank Regiment
3rd Division
32nd Division
9th Division
3rd Tank Division
13th Division
35th Division
48th Engineer Regiment
58th Division
41st Division
34th Division
25th Division
3rd Tank Regiment
66th Infantry Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
19th Division
17th Division
22nd/A Division
Botanko Hvy Gun Regiment
5th Ind.Hvy.Art Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
7th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
Tonei Hvy Gun Regiment
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
4th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
12th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
13th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
11th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
6th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
93rd Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
81st Chinese Corps
1st New Chinese Corps
9th Prov Chinese Corps
77th Chinese Corps
45th Chinese Corps
84th Chinese Corps
68th Chinese Corps
40th Chinese Corps
32nd Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
55th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
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• For some reason our assault at Taung Gyi was not ordered as planned. I blame Mandrake's staff.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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1943 April 16

10 days combat sightings of Imperial carriers.




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• For some reason our assault at Taung Gyi was not ordered as planned. I blame Mandrake's staff.





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Hiryu, Soryu, and Unyo have not been hit. Are there others he could have at this time which I am not listing?


Add Taiho to that list, I think.

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Do you know what the VP was for IJ knocking off Chungking?

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Do you know what the VP was for IJ knocking off Chungking?

Technically not specifically, but my VP deficit this turn was about 2,000.

Up to almost 2.2 to 1 from just under 2 to 1. The recent air-sea battles have helped stabilize the ratio, I think. Not to mention chip the IJN sword.

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Thats not as bad as I thought. I was thinking closer to 4. It allays some of my own fears as I face
a total collapse in China as well. (assuming the game continues and I have had an email three or
four days ago to that effect) with the VP total a bit more lopsided than your own. I do not like being
in a position forcing me to go after higher VP targets early as opposed to areas which make more
sense tactically.

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Even better, that is the end of the Chungking carnage. I really have no idea how many VP were lost in the siege.

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A little discussion I didn't put in the main entry...

Having lost track of the IJN fleet carriers I am, obviously, wondering 'where are they and what are they up to?'. I've had to guard against the possibility they might be hunting, either the retreating USN carriers or the battleships withdrawing to the north more toward Midway. All of the old BB's should be pretty safe although that's not guaranteed. The fast BB's ventured a little farther a little longer due to reacting or just running into IJN surface TF's. The fast BB's are in good shape damage wise (but low on or out of main gun ammo) but two damaged DD's have been slowing them down. Those two DD's detached this turn and the fast BB's will make full speed for one day to put some ocean between them and any carriers looking for juicy targets without air cover. I think that CL TF bombardment of Wake Island did help to reduce detection by search out of Wake as DL's in the area dropped a good deal.

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The other possibility for the IJN fleet carriers is they ran past our sub patrol concentration and are nearing Truk, perhaps undamaged carriers already there replenishing.

Our own fleet carriers will be repairing and replenishing at Pearl Harbor in a few days, then I will assess what can put to sea to continue with current operations. The two considerations are supporting the division on Maloelap and invading the other two targets.

I am thinking damaged CVE's will go to the west coast to allow the PH yard to focus on the fleet carriers and surface combat ships which are better repaired in theater (others also going to the WC).

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The game shows CV Kaga, CVL Ryujo, and CVE Taiyo as sunk. I'm pretty sure some other CVE's are reef building too.

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I've decided to put up reports of sightings & hits from battles for the months of April. First up are carriers.




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Battleships.




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Cruisers have to be broken down into sides to fit into screen captures.




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Japan cruisers.




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Destroyers are too long to post even one side on a single screen capture, so I've decided to skip to submarines.




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