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RE: 1943 November 06 - 5/29/2020 8:02:11 AM   
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ORIGINAL: witpqs

Query:

Was there a change made where it is no longer possible to load troops onto subs? I have a para unit at Manus and I wich to load it onto some SST to make a landing on a dot base. Is that no longer allowed?





Has to be special troops only

OK, but they are para. Does it have to be troops with commando icon then?

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RE: 1943 November 06 - 5/29/2020 8:21:20 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: Lowpe


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

Query:

Was there a change made where it is no longer possible to load troops onto subs? I have a para unit at Manus and I wich to load it onto some SST to make a landing on a dot base. Is that no longer allowed?





Has to be special troops only

OK, but they are para. Does it have to be troops with commando icon then?

OK, found a little more info. In my notes for WITP-AE is this:
quote:


Symbol 13 = parachute capable.

Symbol 19 = commando (can land in combat mode from subs).

In the database I have found that NONE of the units have symbol 19. This is DBB-28C, so I guess the question is: was that done deliberately or accidentally?

I tried to load a company-sized Australian commando unit onto the SST and could not do it. I figured I must have remembered wrong so I tried a para unit instead, and also could not do it. If the scenario data is wrong maybe I can see about (when I have time) generating a fix to roll back upstream. I've made note of a few misc errors with various ships and units too.

In addition, I cannot get British infantry squads to upgrade to '43 no matter what. Maybe a data bug too.

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RE: 1943 November 06 - 5/29/2020 9:02:57 AM   
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1943 November 05

INVADED
Invested: Taung Gyi.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• Enemy carriers are 8 hexes SW of Marcus Island.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• I count 18 subs on the map.
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000002 ASW attack 1943-11-05 125,90 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 125,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-166, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Flusser

SS I-166 is sighted by escort
I-166 diving deep ....
DD Flusser attacking submerged sub ....
DD Flusser fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Flusser fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Flusser fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Flusser fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000005 ASW attack 1943-11-05 125,90 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 125,90

Japanese Ships
SS I-166

Allied Ships
DD Sims
DD Flusser

SS I-166 is located by DD Sims
I-166 diving deep ....
DD Flusser fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Flusser fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Flusser fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Flusser attacking submerged sub ....
DD Flusser loses contact with SS I-166
DD Flusser is out of ASW ammo
DD Flusser is out of ASW ammo
DD Flusser is out of ASW ammo
DD Flusser is out of ASW ammo
DD Flusser fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000007 Sub attack 1943-11-05 124,85 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 124,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-182

Allied Ships
APA Calvert, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
DD Strong

SS I-182 launches 2 torpedoes at APA Calvert
I-182 diving deep ....
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000008 Sub attack 1943-11-05 114,91 Pagan

Sub attack near Pagan at 114,91

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsushima

Allied Ships
SS Silversides

SS Silversides launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hatsushima
Silversides diving deep ....
DD Hatsushima fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsushima fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsushima fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsushima fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsushima attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatsushima is out of ASW ammo
DD Hatsushima is out of ASW ammo
DD Hatsushima is out of ASW ammo
DD Hatsushima is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


000010 Sub attack 1943-11-05 124,85 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 124,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-182

Allied Ships
DD Strong

SS I-182 launches 2 torpedoes
I-182 diving deep ....
DD Strong attacking submerged sub ....
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Strong attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-182 eludes DD Strong by diving deep
DD Strong cannot reach attack position over SS I-182
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• Enemy carriers are 8 hexes SW of Marcus Island. Obviously they intended to give battle. The fleet will move to a position 8 hexes E and slightly N of Marcus Island. Oddly, none of our fleet TF's/convoys appear spotted today.


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

• Hello.
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000006 Night Naval bombardment 1943-11-05 Milne Bay 101,133

Night Naval bombardment of Milne Bay at 101,133

Allied Ships
CL Tromp
CL Sumatra
DD Van Nes
DD Witte de With
DD Evertsen
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein

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

Port hits 13
Port supply hits 10

CL Tromp firing at Milne Bay
CL Sumatra firing at I/66th Naval Guard Unit
DD Van Nes firing at Milne Bay
DD Witte de With firing at I/66th Naval Guard Unit
DD Evertsen firing at I/66th Naval Guard Unit
DD Kortenaer firing at I/66th Naval Guard Unit
DD Piet Hein firing at Milne Bay


• Supplies unloaded at Darwin, more on the way.


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Yikes!
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000001 Sub attack 1943-11-05 34,47 Trincomalee

Sub attack near Trincomalee at 34,47

Japanese Ships
SS I-15, hits 6

Allied Ships
DD Jupiter
BC Repulse
DD Norman
DD Nizam
DD Napier
DD Van Galen
DD Tjerk Hiddes

SS I-15 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Jupiter
DD Jupiter fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Van Galen attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tjerk Hiddes fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000009 ASW attack 1943-11-05 50,64 Victoria Point

ASW attack near Victoria Point at 50,64

Japanese Ships
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS KXIV, hits 2

SS KXIV is located by DD Urakaze
KXIV diving deep ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Got another one.
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000003 Sub attack 1943-11-05 125,48 Toyohara

Sub attack near Toyohara at 125,48

Japanese Ships
xAK Delagoa Maru, Torpedo hits 1
PB Takunan Maru

Allied Ships
SS Triton

SS Triton launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Delagoa Maru
Triton diving deep ....
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


000004 ASW attack 1943-11-05 96,59 Fukue-jima

ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 96,59

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-28

Allied Ships
SS Trout

SS Trout is located by SC CHa-28
Trout bottoming out ....
SC CHa-28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



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RE: 1943 November 06 - 5/29/2020 9:03:22 AM   
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RE: 1943 November 06 - 5/29/2020 12:48:08 PM   
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I suspect mod simply overlooked sub transport...I remember keeping notes on some Japanese planes that simply couldn't be used at all (pdu off).

What was your prep for the Marcus Invasion?

I have come to the conclusion that DL levels are super important for carrier battles, and this is an area that is difficult for good DL from multiple sources (flying boats, runway planes) because of the ranges.

I push the panic button once Wake falls, and it is hard to see how Marcus has such a weak force defending it, and forts only 4. A small armor unit, an art unit, and an AA unit and you might have been repulsed. If you get Marcus, then moving to Guam, Jima, Hokkaido or Kuriles is all possible or even misdirection here while you move on SRA.

Do you know what type of fighter is on the KB?

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RE: 1943 November 06 - 5/29/2020 1:26:47 PM   
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I suspect mod simply overlooked sub transport...I remember keeping notes on some Japanese planes that simply couldn't be used at all (pdu off).
In our prior game I am pretty sure it was possible, because I recall in this game being surprised to see that the icon for the commando units was just normal infantry.

What was your prep for the Marcus Invasion?
100%, both units have good CO's, both are good units but not with great experience due to limited ground combat in this game so far. I was surprised by the depth of the AV adjustment; they got knocked down to like 10% of what was left after casualties.

I have come to the conclusion that DL levels are super important for carrier battles, and this is an area that is difficult for good DL from multiple sources (flying boats, runway planes) because of the ranges.
I was really surprised there seemed to be no search from Marcus. Extended Recon didn't show it either.

I push the panic button once Wake falls, and it is hard to see how Marcus has such a weak force defending it, and forts only 4. A small armor unit, an art unit, and an AA unit and you might have been repulsed. If you get Marcus, then moving to Guam, Jima, Hokkaido or Kuriles is all possible or even misdirection here while you move on SRA.
I have some units preparing/prepared for Iwo Jima, not sure if enough but it's possible. Most units are prepared for the Marianas and some key units for Truk. Pagan will be first in the Marianas.

Do you know what type of fighter is on the KB?
Courtesy of Intel Monkey, this is the most recent I've seen, on 1943-10-09:
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Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 38
A6M5b Zero x 42





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RE: 1943 November 06 - 5/29/2020 2:36:47 PM   
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Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 38
A6M5b Zero x 42


So, this is the end of 1943. April 44 is the earliest for the Sam if you go all out for it.

I am starting to wonder about the viability of r&d the A6M8. Its stats are eerily like the A6M5 except worse range, but better guns (slightly) and armor. Most JFB's really dislike the A6M8.

But the plane is easily accelerated forward by going Rufe, 5 line, 8 so you could start r&d it in March of 1942. 10 factories plus bonus, is 20 points a day you could easily get the plane in early 43 late 42 at which point those factories could then be re-allocated to the Sam or other late war fighter. This time frame is usually when the Allies start to get frisky with their carriers.

It would change the dynamic of an air clash to be a close in knife fight if the KB was fully kitted out. You could break down escort duty for the longer legged 5, and keep the 8 for CV CAP and not change the distance.

If I assign the Sam as the most important plane to r&d early (and I do), then the Frank and George, the M8 might very well follow, not because it is a good plane, but because it is the best Japan can field during a critical part of the war despite its shorter range.

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RE: 1943 November 06 - 5/29/2020 8:11:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs


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ORIGINAL: Lowpe


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

Query:

Was there a change made where it is no longer possible to load troops onto subs? I have a para unit at Manus and I wich to load it onto some SST to make a landing on a dot base. Is that no longer allowed?





Has to be special troops only

OK, but they are para. Does it have to be troops with commando icon then?

OK, found a little more info. In my notes for WITP-AE is this:
quote:


Symbol 13 = parachute capable.

Symbol 19 = commando (can land in combat mode from subs).

In the database I have found that NONE of the units have symbol 19. This is DBB-28C, so I guess the question is: was that done deliberately or accidentally?

I tried to load a company-sized Australian commando unit onto the SST and could not do it. I figured I must have remembered wrong so I tried a para unit instead, and also could not do it. If the scenario data is wrong maybe I can see about (when I have time) generating a fix to roll back upstream. I've made note of a few misc errors with various ships and units too.

In addition, I cannot get British infantry squads to upgrade to '43 no matter what. Maybe a data bug too.

Was the para unit just named "Parachute (unit type)", or did it have the Inf(p) designation? There are a lot of para units that are not really para units in the game.

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RE: 1943 November 06 - 5/30/2020 2:04:51 AM   
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ORIGINAL: witpqs


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ORIGINAL: witpqs


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ORIGINAL: Lowpe


quote:

ORIGINAL: witpqs

Query:

Was there a change made where it is no longer possible to load troops onto subs? I have a para unit at Manus and I wich to load it onto some SST to make a landing on a dot base. Is that no longer allowed?





Has to be special troops only

OK, but they are para. Does it have to be troops with commando icon then?

OK, found a little more info. In my notes for WITP-AE is this:
quote:


Symbol 13 = parachute capable.

Symbol 19 = commando (can land in combat mode from subs).

In the database I have found that NONE of the units have symbol 19. This is DBB-28C, so I guess the question is: was that done deliberately or accidentally?

I tried to load a company-sized Australian commando unit onto the SST and could not do it. I figured I must have remembered wrong so I tried a para unit instead, and also could not do it. If the scenario data is wrong maybe I can see about (when I have time) generating a fix to roll back upstream. I've made note of a few misc errors with various ships and units too.

In addition, I cannot get British infantry squads to upgrade to '43 no matter what. Maybe a data bug too.

Was the para unit just named "Parachute (unit type)", or did it have the Inf(p) designation? There are a lot of para units that are not really para units in the game.

It shows the para type plus has the para icon.

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RE: 1943 November 07 - 5/30/2020 2:05:17 AM   
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1943 November 06

INVADED
Invested: Taung Gyi, Marcus Island.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• No carrier sightings, but carriers believed either just E or N of northern Marianas based on our sub DL's.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii

• OBB Idaho is leaving Pearl Harbor for the West Coast, 0-73-0-0. Maybe this time she will make it.


Pacific

• Surprised to see the ground strike this turn; I thought the first turn would be a freebie.
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000001 ASW attack 1943-11-06 126,85 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 126,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-182, hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Chester
DD Saufley
DD Renshaw

SS I-182 is sighted by escort
I-182 diving deep ....
DD Saufley fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Renshaw attacking submerged sub ....
DD Renshaw fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Renshaw fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Renshaw fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Renshaw fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000003 ASW attack 1943-11-06 125,86 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 125,86

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
DD Duncan
DD Claxton
DD Lardner

SS I-18 is located by DD Duncan
I-18 diving deep ....
DD Lardner fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lardner fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000004 ASW attack 1943-11-06 125,86 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 125,86

Japanese Ships
SS I-35, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Claxton
DD Lardner
DD Duncan

SS I-35 is located by DD Claxton
I-35 diving deep ....
DD Lardner fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Duncan attacking submerged sub ....
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000007 Sub attack 1943-11-06 128,85 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 128,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-182, hits 5

Allied Ships
DD Buchanan
DD Lardner
DD Duncan

SS I-182 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Buchanan
I-182 diving deep ....
DD Lardner fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lardner attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lardner attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lardner is out of ASW ammo
DD Lardner is out of ASW ammo
DD Lardner is out of ASW ammo
DD Lardner is out of ASW ammo
DD Lardner attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lardner is out of ASW ammo
DD Lardner is out of ASW ammo
DD Lardner is out of ASW ammo
DD Lardner is out of ASW ammo
DD Lardner fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000008 Morning Air attack 1943-11-06 Marcus Island 123,85

Morning Air attack on 21st Infantry Regiment, at 123,85 (Marcus Island)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M3 Nell x 13

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 11000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 160th Infantry Regiment ...
Also attacking 21st Infantry Regiment ...


• The fleet will head 6 hexes SW.


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

• Tomorrow a Bn lands.
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000005 Night Naval bombardment 1943-11-06 Terapo 96,127

Night Naval bombardment of Terapo at 96,127

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CL Danae
CL Perth
CL Achilles
CL Leander
DD Le Triomphant
DD Thracian
DD Vendetta
DD Vampire
DD Voyager
DE Express
DE Electra

Airbase hits 12
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 25

CA Canberra firing at Terapo
CL Danae firing at Terapo
CL Perth firing at Terapo
CL Achilles firing at Terapo
CL Leander firing at Terapo
DD Le Triomphant firing at Terapo
DD Thracian firing at Terapo
DD Vendetta firing at Terapo
DD Vampire firing at Terapo
DD Voyager firing at Terapo
DE Express firing at Terapo
DE Electra firing at Terapo


• Destroyers are spotted at Koepang, maybe bad news for supply convoys to Darwin. We have sent a squadron of A-24 dive bombers to Darwin.


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• Perhaps they are reinforcing against our small raids.
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000002 Sub attack 1943-11-06 84,106 Sansapor

Sub attack near Sansapor at 84,106

Japanese Ships
PB Tonon Maru

Allied Ships
SS Batfish

SS Batfish launches 2 torpedoes
Batfish diving deep ....
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tonon Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• 169 fighters at Chiang Mai; something is up.

• We will sweep Chiang Mai with more than 200 fighters and strike with more than 125 4EB.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Got one.
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000006 Sub attack 1943-11-06 97,59 Fukue-jima

Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 97,59

Japanese Ships
PB Ryusei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Bisaku Maru

Allied Ships
SS Grayback

SS Grayback launches 2 torpedoes at PB Ryusei Maru
Grayback bottoming out ....
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Bisaku Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Complete combat report attached.

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RE: 1943 November 08 - 6/1/2020 4:28:49 PM   
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1943 November 07

INVADED
Invested: Taung Gyi, Marcus Island.
Amphibious TF 121 offshore of Terapo

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Lihir is occupied by the Allies



Overall

• No direct carrier Intel; sub DL's suggest enemy carriers just west of the Marianas Islands.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• The fleet is now 7 hexes SE of Marcus Island and is not spotted.

• Enemy bombers are putting some hurt on our troops ashore at Marcus, so the fleet will move back there tomorrow to stop that. Some dedicated ASW groups are on scene now and more are on the way. I also suspect the Empire is flying in another unit to bolster the defense.


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

• Surface bombardment plus ground assault in 2 days.
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000003 Pre-Invasion action 1943-11-07 Terapo 96,127

Pre-Invasion action off Terapo (96,127)

Allied Ships
APD King
APD Crane
APD Kennison
APD Crosby
APD Dent
APD Waters
APD Talbot
APD Stringham
APD McKean
APD Little
APD Colhoun
APD Schley
APD Chew
APD Litchfield
APD Whipple
APD Paul Jones
APD Stewart
APD Fox
APD John D. Edwards
APD Edsall

APD King fired at enemy troops
APD Crane fired at enemy troops
APD Kennison fired at enemy troops
APD Crosby fired at enemy troops
APD Dent fired at enemy troops
APD Waters fired at enemy troops
APD Talbot fired at enemy troops
APD Stringham fired at enemy troops
APD McKean fired at enemy troops
APD Little fired at enemy troops
APD Colhoun fired at enemy troops
APD Schley fired at enemy troops
APD Chew fired at enemy troops
APD Litchfield fired at enemy troops
APD Whipple fired at enemy troops
APD Paul Jones fired at enemy troops
APD Stewart fired at enemy troops
APD Fox fired at enemy troops
APD John D. Edwards fired at enemy troops
APD Edsall fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


000004 Amphibious Assault 1943-11-07 Terapo 96,127

Amphibious Assault at Terapo (96,127)

TF 121 troops unloading over beach at Terapo, 96,127

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



000005 Invasion Support action 1943-11-07 Terapo 96,127

Invasion Support action off Terapo (96,127)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD King
APD Crane
APD Kennison
APD Crosby
APD Dent
APD Waters
APD Talbot
APD Stringham
APD McKean
APD Little
APD Colhoun
APD Schley
APD Chew
APD Litchfield
APD Whipple
APD Paul Jones
APD Stewart
APD Fox
APD John D. Edwards
APD Edsall

APD King fired at enemy troops
APD Crane fired at enemy troops
APD Kennison fired at enemy troops
APD Crosby fired at enemy troops
APD Dent fired at enemy troops
APD Waters fired at enemy troops
APD Talbot fired at enemy troops
APD Stringham fired at enemy troops
APD McKean fired at enemy troops
APD Little fired at enemy troops
APD Colhoun fired at enemy troops
APD Schley fired at enemy troops
APD Chew fired at enemy troops
APD Litchfield fired at enemy troops
APD Whipple fired at enemy troops
APD Paul Jones fired at enemy troops
APD Stewart fired at enemy troops
APD Fox fired at enemy troops
APD John D. Edwards fired at enemy troops
APD Edsall fired at enemy troops


• Enemy destroyers still at Koepang and no indication they have spotted any of our convoys.


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


Philippines

• Got one!
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000002 Sub attack 1943-11-07 83,90 Siargao

Sub attack near Siargao at 83,90

Japanese Ships
xAK Izumo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Miyadono Maru
xAK Kiso Maru
xAK Enju Maru
xAK Kinsyu Maru
E W-25

Allied Ships
SS Hackleback

SS Hackleback launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Izumo Maru
Hackleback diving deep ....
E W-25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-25 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Limited sweeps of Cox's Bazar came in and scored against our defenders while our best groups were ordered to sweep Chiang Mai. Weather kept our sweepers and bombers from their mission, and likely stymied further enemy sweeps. We will leave orders in place for tomorrow.

• Ground bombardment of our defenders near Mandalay ceased and it looks as though there are fewer armored vehicles there.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Got one! No indication of which way Seattle Maru was heading.
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000001 ASW attack 1943-11-07 123,48 Wakkanai

ASW attack near Wakkanai at 123,48

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 35
SC Ch 45

Allied Ships
SS Triton

SS Triton is located by SC Ch 35
Triton bottoming out ....
SC Ch 45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 45 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000006 Submarine attack 1943-11-07 113,67 Aogashima

Submarine attack near Aogashima at 113,67

Japanese Ships
AV Seattle Maru, Torpedo hits 1

Allied Ships
SS Cod

AV Seattle Maru is sighted by SS Cod
SS Cod launches 4 torpedoes



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1943 November 08

INVADED
Invested: Taung Gyi, Marcus Island.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• Based on the presence of Zero CAP near Marcus, I believe enemy carriers are nearby but they are not spotted.
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•


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii

• BB Idaho will attempt to return to Pearl Harbor. Flooding is up to 84.

•


Pacific

• Quite a dust up. Anzio is at 3-45(23)-0-0.
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000001 ASW attack 1943-11-08 126,88 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 126,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-42, hits 6, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Doyle
CL Honolulu
DD Endicott
DD Hull
DD MacDonough
DD Monaghan

SS I-42 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Doyle
I-42 diving deep ....
DD Hull attacking submerged sub ....
DD MacDonough fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub


000002 ASW attack 1943-11-08 126,87 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 126,87

Japanese Ships
SS I-24

Allied Ships
CL Birmingham
CL Santa Fe
CL Denver
CLAA Oakland
DD Kidd
DD Hobby
DD Swanson
DD Nicholson
DD Nicholas

SS I-24 is sighted by escort
I-24 diving deep ....
DD Hobby fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Swanson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nicholas fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


000003 ASW attack 1943-11-08 126,87 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 126,87

Japanese Ships
SS I-24, hits 5

Allied Ships
CL Birmingham
CL Santa Fe
CL Denver
CLAA Oakland
DD Kidd
DD Hobby
DD Swanson
DD Nicholson
DD Nicholas

SS I-24 is sighted by escort
DD Hobby fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Swanson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hobby attacking submerged sub ....
DD Swanson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nicholson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholas fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hobby fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hobby fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nicholson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000004 Night Time Surface Combat 1943-11-08 123,85 Marcus Island

Night Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 123,85, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, Shell hits 1
DD Kuroshio
DD Oyashio
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA Chester, Shell hits 1
CA Louisville
DD Beale
DD Cony
DD Renshaw, Shell hits 1
DD Saufley, Shell hits 2

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 85% 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
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages CA Louisville at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Saufley at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages CA Louisville at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Cony at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Beale at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Louisville engages CL Kiso at 5,000 yards
CA Chester engages CL Kiso at 5,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Oyashio at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Renshaw at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Cony at 5,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Kuroshio at 5,000 yards
CA Louisville engages CL Kiso at 5,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 5,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Beale at 5,000 yards
DD Renshaw engages DD Hatsukaze at 5,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Cony at 5,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Hatsukaze at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 4,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 4,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Saufley at 4,000 yards
DD Renshaw engages DD Hatsukaze at 4,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cony at 4,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Beale at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Louisville engages CL Kiso at 9,000 yards
CA Chester engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Saufley at 9,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Beale at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000005 Sub attack 1943-11-08 125,88 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 125,88

Japanese Ships
SS I-171, hits 5

Allied Ships
CVE Breton
CL Honolulu
DD McCook
DD Hull
DD MacDonough
DD Monaghan
DD Aylwin

SS I-171 launches 4 torpedoes at CVE Breton
I-171 diving deep ....
DD Hull attacking submerged sub ....
DD MacDonough fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Monaghan attacking submerged sub ....
DD Aylwin attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hull attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hull is out of ASW ammo
DD Hull is out of ASW ammo
DD Monaghan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monaghan fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000006 Sub attack 1943-11-08 127,87 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 127,87

Japanese Ships
SS I-18

Allied Ships
DD Lardner
DD Claxton
DD Duncan

SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Lardner
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Duncan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000007 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-11-08 122,85 Marcus Island

Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 122,85, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 1
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
CA Chester, Shell hits 2
CA Louisville, Shell hits 2
DD Beale, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Cony, Shell hits 1
DD Renshaw, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Saufley

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 16,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 16,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Cony at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 15,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 15,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Saufley at 15,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Kuroshio at 15,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Cony at 15,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Beale at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 12,000 yards
CA Chester engages CL Kiso at 12,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Kuroshio at 12,000 yards
DD Renshaw engages DD Kuroshio at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cony at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Beale at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 10,000 yards
CA Chester engages DD Hatsukaze at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Saufley at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Saufley at 10,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Oyashio at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Beale at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 6,000 yards
CA Chester engages CL Kiso at 6,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Oyashio at 6,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Renshaw at 6,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cony at 6,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Beale at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 7,000 yards
CA Chester engages DD Kuroshio at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Saufley at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Renshaw at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Cony at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Beale at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 9,000 yards
CA Chester engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Saufley at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Saufley at 9,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Oyashio at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Beale at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 12,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Hatsukaze at 12,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Renshaw at 12,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Beale at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 15,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Renshaw at 15,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Beale at 15,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Beale at 15,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Cony at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 19,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Hatsukaze at 19,000 yards
DD Renshaw engages DD Kuroshio at 19,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Beale at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
CA Louisville engages CL Kiso at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
CA Louisville engages CL Kiso at 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000008 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-11-08 122,86 Marcus Island

Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 122,86, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Chester, Shell hits 1
CA Louisville, Shell hits 1
DD Beale, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Cony, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Renshaw, on fire
DD Saufley

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 23,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CA Louisville engages CL Kiso at 20,000 yards
CA Chester engages DD Kuroshio at 20,000 yards
CL Kiso engages DD Beale at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Louisville engages CL Kiso at 18,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Kuroshio at 18,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Saufley at 18,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cony at 18,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Kuroshio at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 16,000 yards
CA Chester engages CL Kiso at 16,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Kuroshio at 16,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Renshaw at 16,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Beale at 16,000 yards
Ono, Takeji* orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 14,000 yards
CA Chester engages CL Kiso at 14,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Kuroshio at 14,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Renshaw at 14,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Beale at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 13,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 13,000 yards
CL Kiso engages DD Renshaw at 13,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Beale at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 12,000 yards
CA Chester engages DD Kuroshio at 12,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Kuroshio at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Renshaw at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 9,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 9,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Kuroshio at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Renshaw at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Louisville engages CL Kiso at 11,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chester at 11,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Kuroshio at 11,000 yards
DD Renshaw engages DD Kuroshio at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cony at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Beale at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cony at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Saufley at 11,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 11,000 yards
DD Renshaw engages DD Kuroshio at 11,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Kuroshio at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Louisville at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Beale at 8,000 yards
DD Saufley engages DD Kuroshio at 8,000 yards
CL Kiso engages DD Renshaw at 8,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Kuroshio at 8,000 yards
Burpee, K.W. orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


000009 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-11-08 121,86 Marcus Island

Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 121,86, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, heavy fires
DD Kuroshio, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Chester
CA Louisville
DD Beale, on fire
DD Cony, on fire
DD Renshaw, on fire
DD Saufley

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


000010 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-11-08 120,86 Marcus Island

Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 120,86, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, heavy fires
DD Kuroshio, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Chester
CA Louisville
DD Beale, on fire
DD Cony, on fire
DD Renshaw, on fire
DD Saufley

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


000011 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-11-08 119,87 Marcus Island

Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 119,87, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, heavy fires
DD Kuroshio, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Chester
CA Louisville
DD Beale, on fire
DD Cony, on fire
DD Renshaw, on fire
DD Saufley

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


000014 Sub attack 1943-11-08 123,85 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 123,85

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-31

Allied Ships
CVE Anzio, Torpedo hits 2
DD McCalla
DD Cummings
DD Mahan
DD Fanning
DD Helm

SSX Ha-31 launches 2 torpedoes at CVE Anzio
DD Cummings fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Mahan fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Helm fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


000015 Sub attack 1943-11-08 119,85 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 119,85

Japanese Ships
PB Hirota Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pargo

SS Pargo launches 2 torpedoes
PB Hirota Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hirota Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hirota Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Hirota Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hirota Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



000032 Morning Air attack 1943-11-08 118,87 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,87

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 50
SBD-5 Dauntless x 31

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Kuroshio, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
19 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 19000.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Nagara class CL
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese APD


000033 Morning Air attack 1943-11-08 122,85 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 122,85

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 34
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio, on fire
DD Hatsukaze

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.


• Some ASW groups will switch to surface group duty until more cruisers arrive on scene. The troops ashore improved markedly with just one day of peace from the skies. Disruption & Fatigue stand at 39 & 28 and 51 & 42 for the two Rgts, perhaps two or three more days before the next assault. By then we will have all three OBB TF's back on station to bombard. And quite possibly a carrier battle will have resolved itself. The fast carriers will move 1 hex east.

• Our search planes might help curb the IJN's enthusiasm.
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DD Oyashio is reported HIT
a Ha'chi Patrol class PB is reported HIT
PB Daiya Maru is reported HIT
PB Daiya Maru is reported HIT
a Type KD4 class SS is reported HIT
DD Oyashio is reported HIT
a Japanese PB is reported HIT
PB Daiya Maru is reported HIT
a Japanese PG is reported HIT
DD Hatsukaze is reported HIT



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

• Naval bombardment and ground assault at Terapo tomorrow.

• Two somewhat larger supply ships will arrive in convoy tomorrow at Darwin and hopefully bring supply there into the green. Enemy destroyers are still at Koepang.


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Sweeps of Cox's Bazar by them today, of Chiang Mai by us today with 4EB strikes; tomorrow we sweep and strike Rangoon.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Slippery tankers have a good escort.
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000012 Sub attack 1943-11-08 98,59 Fukue-jima

Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 98,59

Japanese Ships
PB Sureboko Maru
SC CHa-26
SC CHa-23

Allied Ships
SS Grayback

SS Grayback launches 2 torpedoes at PB Sureboko Maru
Grayback diving deep ....
PB Sureboko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Sureboko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Sureboko Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Sureboko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Sureboko Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000013 Sub attack 1943-11-08 89,60 Wenchow

Sub attack near Wenchow at 89,60

Japanese Ships
PB Keishin Maru
TK Ogura Maru #3
TK Ogura Maru #1

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB Keishin Maru
PB Keishin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Keishin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Keishin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Keishin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Keishin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



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A wild day in the air, with them sweeping us, us sweeping them (but not doing too well), and carrier CAP over Marcus Island taking a toll of transports.




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Tactical.




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INVADED
Invested: Taung Gyi, Marcus Island.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Allied forces CAPTURE Terapo !!!



Overall

• Sync bug. I am happy to report that in the alternate universe Arizona was torpedoed, but not in this universe.

• From sub DL's it appears enemy carriers are west and north of the Marianas Islands.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii

• More AKE are being dispatched to Wake Island.


Pacific

• We dodge torpedoes and send one IJN DD to the deep.
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000001 Sub attack 1943-11-09 124,86 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 124,86

Japanese Ships
SS I-166, hits 11, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CV Bunker Hill
CL Birmingham
CL Santa Fe
CL Denver
CLAA Oakland
DD Kimberly
DD Hobby
DD Swanson
DD Nicholson
DD Nicholas

SS I-166 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Bunker Hill
DD Hobby fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Swanson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nicholson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholas attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nicholas loses contact with SS I-166
DD Hobby attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hobby is out of ASW ammo
DD Hobby is out of ASW ammo
SS I-166 forced to surface!
DD Hobby firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Swanson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Nicholson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Nicholas firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Hobby firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Swanson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Nicholson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Nicholas firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Swanson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Nicholson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Nicholas firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Hobby firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Swanson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Nicholson firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


000002 ASW attack 1943-11-09 123,85 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 123,85

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-32, hits 3, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DE William C. Miller

SSX Ha-32 is sighted by escort
Ha-32 bottoming out ....
DE William C. Miller fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE William C. Miller fails to find sub, continues to search...
DE William C. Miller attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub000005 Day Time Surface Combat 1943-11-09 121,77 Marcus Island

Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 121,77, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Claxton, Shell hits 2
DD Buchanan, Shell hits 1
DD Duncan, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Lardner, Shell hits 2, on fire

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 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...
DD Oyashio engages DD Duncan at 19,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Lardner at 19,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Claxton at 19,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Buchanan at 19,000 yards
DD Claxton engages DD Hatsukaze at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Lardner engages DD Hatsukaze at 16,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Buchanan at 16,000 yards
DD Claxton engages DD Hatsukaze at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Lardner at 14,000 yards
DD Duncan engages DD Hatsukaze at 14,000 yards
DD Buchanan engages DD Hatsukaze at 14,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Claxton at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
DD Lardner engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
DD Buchanan engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Claxton at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Lardner at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Duncan at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Claxton at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Lardner engages DD Oyashio at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Claxton at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Lardner at 12,000 yards
DD Buchanan engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Lardner engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Claxton engages DD Oyashio at 9,000 yards
DD Buchanan engages DD Oyashio at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Claxton at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Lardner at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Duncan at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Claxton at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Lardner at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Buchanan at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Claxton at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Buchanan at 10,000 yards
DD Buchanan engages DD Oyashio at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Claxton at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
DD Lardner engages DD Oyashio at 15,000 yards
DD Duncan engages DD Oyashio at 15,000 yards
DD Buchanan engages DD Hatsukaze at 15,000 yards
DD Claxton engages DD Hatsukaze at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000006 ASW attack 1943-11-09 123,85 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 123,85

Japanese Ships
SS RO-66, hits 6

Allied Ships
DD LaVallette
DD Perkins

SS RO-66 is sighted by escort
RO-66 bottoming out ....
DD Perkins attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


• The Claxton group will head for Wake, where 3 of them will then head for Pearl. The heavy cruiser group heading back to Wake will release the 4 damaged destroyers and take 4 shiny new Fletchers as replacements. Another heavy cruiser group is on station at Marcus now, a second one will join tomorrow. A CL group will join the fast carriers tomorrow.

• The two Rgts Disruption & Fatigue are 16 & 24 and 27 and 36. I figure the day after tomorrow will be good for an assault. Tomorrow the Arizona OBB group will bombard; the day of the assault the other two OBB groups will both bombard.


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

• Another dot base.
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000003 Night Naval bombardment 1943-11-09 Terapo 96,127

Night Naval bombardment of Terapo at 96,127

Allied Ships
CL Tromp
CL Sumatra
DD Van Nes
DD Witte de With
DD Evertsen
DD Kortenaer
DD Piet Hein

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

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 32

CL Tromp firing at Terapo
CL Sumatra firing at II/66th Naval Guard Unit
DD Van Nes firing at Terapo
DD Witte de With firing at Terapo
DD Evertsen firing at Terapo
DD Kortenaer firing at Terapo
DD Piet Hein firing at Terapo


000025 Ground combat 1943-11-09 Terapo 96,127

Ground combat at Terapo (96,127)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 999 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 383 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Allied adjusted assault: 17

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Terapo !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: leaders(-)

Japanese ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
NG Vol Rifles Battalion

Defending units:
II/66th Naval Guard Unit


• Supply is being unloaded at Darwin. We have no indication the enemy has spotted our convoy but we also have lost contact with the IJN destroyers formerly seen at Koepang. A USN cruiser force will arrive at Darwin tomorrow.


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• They keep trying and we keep hitting.
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000024 ASW attack 1943-11-09 52,41 Chittagong

ASW attack near Chittagong at 52,41

Japanese Ships
SS I-26, hits 9

Allied Ships
xAK Pasha
xAK Clan Macindoe
xAK Jacalope
AM Kyber

SS I-26 is sighted by escort
I-26 bottoming out ....
AM Kyber fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Kyber attacking submerged sub ....
AM Kyber attacking submerged sub ....
AM Kyber fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Kyber attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-26 eludes ASW attack from AM Kyber
Escort abandons search for sub



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Convoys must be up here somewhere.
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000004 ASW attack 1943-11-09 97,58 Fukue-jima

ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 97,58

Japanese Ships
PB Isshin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Trout

SS Trout is located by PB Isshin Maru
Trout bottoming out ....
PB Isshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Isshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Isshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Isshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Isshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



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Our sweeps and strikes of Rangoon turned out well, but in the sync bug version our Corsairs received rough handling.




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Invested: Taung Gyi, Marcus Island.

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Overall

• Enemy carriers 4 hexes ENE of Agrihan, 10 hexes from Marcus Island.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Tomorrow two other OBB TF's will bombard, the assault convoy will unload more supply, three small TB squadrons from CVE's will strike enemy ground troops, and the ground units will assault. The ground units are well supplied with Disruption & Fatigue at 9 & 19 and 15 & 30.
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000002 Night Naval bombardment 1943-11-10 Marcus Island 123,85

Night Naval bombardment of Marcus Island at 123,85

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania
BB Arizona

Japanese ground losses:
381 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 8
Port hits 6

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Pennsylvania
BB Pennsylvania firing at Marcus Island
BB Arizona firing at Marcus Island


• The battle fleet is spotted (1 hex SE Marcus Island) and will move to 1 hex NW of Marcus Island. That is still 10 hexes from the Imperial carriers' current position but might thwart both their submarine movement plan and their carrier movement plan.


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

• Warships have arrived at Darwin and supply continues to unload. The large supply convoy has begun movement again. No sign of the enemy destroyers.


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• sailing among them.
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000001 Sub attack 1943-11-10 118,70 Aogashima

Sub attack near Aogashima at 118,70

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Tullibee

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


000003 Sub attack 1943-11-10 95,72 Daito Shoto

Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 95,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Somedono Maru
xAK Sikisan Maru
xAK Yae Maru
xAK Eizan Maru
xAK Nanko Maru
E W-2

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Somedono Maru
Guardfish diving deep ....
E W-2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-2 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-2 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-2 is out of ASW ammo
E W-2 is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub



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Enemy carriers. The other TF shows as a mixture of battleships and cruisers.




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Overall

• Many IJN carriers 8 hexes from Marcus.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• All of today's naval action was in the Pacific. A sub getting a sub is always nice.
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000001 ASW attack 1943-11-11 124,84 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 124,84

Japanese Ships
SS I-185, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Bush

SS I-185 is sighted by escort
I-185 diving deep ....
DD Bush fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bush fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bush fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bush fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bush attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


000002 ASW attack 1943-11-11 123,84 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 123,84

Japanese Ships
SS I-165, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Sims
DD Benham

SS I-165 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Sims
I-165 diving deep ....
DD Benham attacking submerged sub ....
DD Benham attacking submerged sub ....
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham attacking submerged sub ....
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham attacking submerged sub ....
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham is out of ASW ammo
DD Benham fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000003 ASW attack 1943-11-11 123,84 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 123,84

Japanese Ships
SS I-165

Allied Ships
DD Bush

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


000004 Sub attack 1943-11-11 117,88 Agrihan

Sub attack near Agrihan at 117,88

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi
CL Oyodo
DD Tamanami
DD Kiyonami

Allied Ships
SS Silversides

SS Silversides launches 6 torpedoes at CV Amagi
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...
DD Kiyonami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kiyonami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000005 Sub attack 1943-11-11 123,84 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 123,84

Japanese Ships
SS I-165, hits 6

Allied Ships
BB South Dakota
BB Massachusetts
DD Downes
DD Hammann

SS I-165 launches 4 torpedoes at BB South Dakota
DD Downes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hammann attacking submerged sub ....
DD Downes fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hammann fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hammann fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hammann fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hammann fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000006 ASW attack 1943-11-11 124,84 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 124,84

Japanese Ships
SS I-185, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Trathen
CA Minneapolis
CA Indianapolis
DD Bennett
DD Sampson
DD Pringle

SS I-185 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Trathen
I-185 diving deep ....
DD Sampson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sampson cannot reach attack position over SS I-185
DD Trathen fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Pringle attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sampson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Pringle fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Pringle fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Pringle attacking submerged sub ....
DD Pringle attacking submerged sub ....
DD Pringle is out of ASW ammo
DD Pringle is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


000007 Night Naval bombardment 1943-11-11 Marcus Island 123,85

Night Naval bombardment of Marcus Island at 123,85

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico
BB Oklahoma
BB Nevada

Japanese ground losses:
394 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 2

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB New Mexico
BB New Mexico firing at Marcus Island
BB Oklahoma firing at Marcus Island
BB Nevada firing at Marcus Island


000008 Night Naval bombardment 1943-11-11 Marcus Island 123,85

Night Naval bombardment of Marcus Island at 123,85

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
BB Colorado

Japanese ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 2

BB West Virginia firing at Marcus Island
BB Colorado firing at Marcus Island


000009 Pre-Invasion action 1943-11-11 Marcus Island 123,85

Pre-Invasion action off Marcus Island (123,85)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Ralph Talbot
APA George Clymer

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

DD Ralph Talbot firing at 42nd Naval Guard Unit
DD Ralph Talbot fired at enemy troops


000010 Amphibious Assault 1943-11-11 Marcus Island 123,85

Amphibious Assault at Marcus Island (123,85)

TF 273 troops unloading over beach at Marcus Island, 123,85



000011 Invasion Support action 1943-11-11 Marcus Island 123,85

Invasion Support action off Marcus Island (123,85)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Ralph Talbot
APA George Clymer

No activity noticed on shore.


000012 Sub vs Sub: 1943-11-11 121,77

Sub vs Sub: SS Grayling attacking SS RO-66 at 121,77

Japanese Ships
SS RO-66, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Grayling

SS Grayling launches 2 torpedoes at 3,000 yards



000029 Ground combat 1943-11-11 Marcus Island 123,85

Ground combat at Marcus Island (123,85)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6795 troops, 120 guns, 70 vehicles, Assault Value = 153

Defending force 2576 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

Allied adjusted assault: 43

Japanese adjusted defense: 22

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
experience(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)

Japanese ground losses:
311 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
413 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
21st Infantry Regiment
160th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
42nd Naval Guard Unit
83rd Nav Gd /1
51st JNAF AF Unit


• Our fleet is well spotted and the weather was good enough, so either the Empire did not order a strike, or our heavy fighter presence deterred one. The battle fleet will shift to 1 hex SE of Marcus Island tomorrow. Two more heavy cruiser TF's will leave Wake tomorrow, and the first OBB TF will arrive there to rearm. The other two will arrive the day after. This means the LCU's will have ample time to rest for the next assault.

They shot down 22 of our planes on search, we shot down 62 of theirs on search.


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

• Assault at Finschhafen tomorrow. Darwin has full supply! The larger convoy will arrive tomorrow, and two tankers are on the way.


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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Search planes took it on the chin today. It seems Admiral Wa was looking for a range 8 carrier battle.




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Certainly more carriers and planes than seen the other day.




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So, I guess the weather (thunderstorms) or range stopped the 8 hex attack?

I don't like using the CS for naval search as much as I like it for low CAP with Rufe and Rex.


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ORIGINAL: Lowpe

So, I guess the weather (thunderstorms) or range stopped the 8 hex attack?

I don't like using the CS for naval search as much as I like it for low CAP with Rufe and Rex.



I can't be sure. Without doing a tally, I believe I have a ton of fighters on scene, so maybe it was that.

Or, it could be that he was anticipating my fleet to strike forward, including with surface combat TF's like I did in the last series of major carrier engagements. With at least 3 of his TF's likely set to surface combat, he could have intercepted those thrusts and them hit them with carrier air. My own carriers might have been too far back to provide really effective CAP.

I just don't know.

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He is letting your fighter pilots become aces shooting down slow low search planes and making you over confident.

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Allied forces CAPTURE Finschhafen !!!



Overall

• It was a rope-a-dope. Our air groups got shredded but we did hit some carriers.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii

• BB Idaho will spend possibly two months repairing major flotation damage at Pearl Harbor before again trying for the West Coast.


Pacific

• Enemy subs kept at bay.
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000001 Sub attack 1943-11-12 124,86 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 124,86

Japanese Ships
SS I-185, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Bush

SS I-185 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Bush
DD Bush attacking submerged sub ....
DD Bush is out of ASW ammo
DD Bush attacking submerged sub ....
DD Bush is out of ASW ammo
DD Bush is out of ASW ammo
DD Bush is out of ASW ammo
DD Bush fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bush attacking submerged sub ....
DD Bush is out of ASW ammo
DD Bush is out of ASW ammo
DD Bush is out of ASW ammo
DD Bush is out of ASW ammo
DD Bush fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000004 Sub attack 1943-11-12 124,86 Marcus Island

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 124,86

Japanese Ships
SS I-185, hits 6

Allied Ships
DD Strong
DD Hazelwood
DD Burns

SS I-185 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Strong
I-185 diving deep ....
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Strong attacking submerged sub ....
DD Strong attacking submerged sub ....
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Strong fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000006 ASW attack 1943-11-12 124,86 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 124,86

Japanese Ships
SS I-185, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Northampton
CL Columbia
CL St. Louis
DD Carmick
DD Worden
DD Lang
DD Wilson
DD Stack

SS I-185 is sighted by escort
DD Worden attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lang fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Wilson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Worden fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• Here is the air action near Marcus in a separate quote box. It's ugly, but we got some hits on carriers. 3 were set on fire, 1 of those with heavy damage.
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000007 Morning Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 51
A6M5b Zero x 286
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 113
SBD-3 Dauntless x 30
SBD-5 Dauntless x 53
TBF-1 Avenger x 72

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 10 destroyed, 6 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
SBD-5 Dauntless: 27 destroyed, 5 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 26 destroyed, 10 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Amagi, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CV Soryu, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CV Akagi, Bomb hits 1
BB Kongo
CV Unryu
BB Haruna
CV Kaga, Bomb hits 1
CA Chikuma
CV Zuikaku
CV Shokaku

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 19000.
Raid is overhead
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 19000.
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 15 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 15 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 13 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 13 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 13 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers

Fuel storage explosion on CV Amagi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Amagi


000008 Morning Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 43
A6M5b Zero x 262
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 41
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 27
SBD-3 Dauntless x 45
TBF-1 Avenger x 36

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 9 destroyed, 4 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 13 destroyed, 8 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 14 destroyed, 4 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku
CV Soryu, on fire
CV Akagi
CL Kuma
CV Kaga, Bomb hits 1
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 1
CV Unryu
CA Chikuma
CV Amagi, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
23 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
29 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese CV
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Amagi


000009 Morning Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 32
A6M5b Zero x 208
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 31

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 6 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu, on fire
CV Kaga

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
17 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 16 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 76 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



000010 Morning Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 18
A6M5b Zero x 149
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 11 destroyed

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



000011 Morning Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
A6M5b Zero x 107
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 45
FM-1 Wildcat x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 54
TBF-1 Avenger x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 9 destroyed
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 8 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 9 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



000012 Morning Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
A6M5b Zero x 57

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 9
TBF-1 Avenger x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, on fire

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 65 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



000020 Morning Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5b Zero x 51

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead



000021 Morning Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3
A6M5b Zero x 48

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Raid is overhead
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Raid is overhead
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Raid is overhead
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Raid is overhead
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



000022 Afternoon Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 43
A6M5b Zero x 233
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 80
SBD-3 Dauntless x 13
SBD-5 Dauntless x 38
TBF-1 Avenger x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 7 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 19 destroyed, 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba
CV Amagi, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 19000.
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
253 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 4 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 3 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-2 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 10 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 14 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 10 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers



000023 Afternoon Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 41
A6M5b Zero x 208
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 49
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 4
TBF-1 Avenger x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 16 destroyed, 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Kaga, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CV Akagi
CA Ashigara

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 8931 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
27 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (8 airborne, 1 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Kaga


000024 Afternoon Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 20
A6M5b Zero x 151
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
TBF-1 Avenger x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 destroyed

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 65 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



000025 Afternoon Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 19
A6M5b Zero x 124
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
SBD-3 Dauntless x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



000026 Afternoon Air attack 1943-11-12 118,89 Marcus Island

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,89

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 16
A6M5b Zero x 97
N1K2-J George x 1

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 27
FM-1 Wildcat x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46
TBF-1 Avenger x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 5 destroyed
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 Det with N1K2-J George (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-2 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
265 Ku S-2 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
Akagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5b Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 33120.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5b Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Unryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 33220.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Amagi-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M5b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes


• All the enemy carriers did was move 1 hex closer. All (remaining) attack aircraft have been set to range 0. The fleet will not move. Two more heavy cruisers TF's will arrive on station, one to the battle fleet and one to the CVE's at Marcus Island. The fleet carriers and CVL's have 300 Hellcats, plus there are 88 Hellcats and 64 Wildcats on the CVE's at Marcus.


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

• Ours!
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000005 Night Naval bombardment 1943-11-12 Finschhafen 100,126

Night Naval bombardment of Finschhafen at 100,126

Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CL Danae
CL Perth
CL Achilles
CL Leander
DD Le Triomphant
DD Thracian
DD Vendetta
DD Vampire
DD Voyager
DE Express
DE Electra

Japanese ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 22
Port hits 42
Port supply hits 7

CA Canberra firing at Finschhafen
CL Danae firing at Finschhafen
CL Perth firing at 35th JNAF AF Unit
CL Achilles firing at Finschhafen
CL Leander firing at Finschhafen
DD Le Triomphant firing at Finschhafen
DD Thracian firing at Finschhafen
DD Vendetta firing at Finschhafen
DD Vampire firing at Finschhafen
DD Voyager firing at Finschhafen
DE Express firing at Finschhafen
DE Electra firing at Finschhafen



000031 Ground combat 1943-11-12 Finschhafen 100,126

Ground combat at Finschhafen (100,126)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3722 troops, 66 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Defending force 1927 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 118

Japanese adjusted defense: 10

Allied assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Finschhafen !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), disruption(-), preparation(-)
morale(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)

Japanese ground losses:
96 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 9 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:
14th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
35th JNAF AF Unit



DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• They're always after me lucky charms.
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000002 ASW attack 1943-11-12 54,44 Akyab

ASW attack near Akyab at 54,44

Japanese Ships
SS I-153, hits 2

Allied Ships
BC Repulse
CL Newcastle
CL Hobart
DD Rotherham
DD Relentless

SS I-153 is sighted by escort
I-153 bottoming out ....
DD Rotherham fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Relentless fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Relentless fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Relentless attacking submerged sub ....
DD Relentless fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Relentless fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000003 ASW attack 1943-11-12 54,44 Akyab

ASW attack near Akyab at 54,44

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
DD Norman
DD Nizam
DD Jupiter
DD Van Galen
DD Tjerk Hiddes

SS I-153 is sighted by escort
DD Jupiter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Van Galen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tjerk Hiddes fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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INVADED
Invested: Taung Gyi, Marcus Island.

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• Enemy carriers are 6 hexes due west of Marcus Island. CV Kaga is listed as sunk today.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• We got half payback against their air groups, and took some hits on CVE's only, which it seems they might have targeted deliberately (range to our CVE's = 6, range to our battle fleet = 7).
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000002 ASW attack 1943-11-13 118,89 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 118,89

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuzuki
BB Fuso
CA Myoko
CL Oi
CL Kitakami
DD Akizuki
DD Yudachi
DD Shigure
DD Hagikaze

Allied Ships
SS Blackfish

SS Blackfish launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hatsuzuki
Blackfish diving deep ....
DD Yudachi fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shigure fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hagikaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000003 ASW attack 1943-11-13 123,85 Marcus Island

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 123,85

Japanese Ships
SS I-183

Allied Ships
CL Honolulu
DD Hull
DD Farragut
DD MacDonough
DD Monaghan
DD Aylwin

SS I-183 is sighted by escort
DD MacDonough fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Monaghan fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000004 Sub attack 1943-11-13 107,84 Pagan

Sub attack near Pagan at 107,84

Japanese Ships
xAK Kenyo Maru
xAK Koei Maru
xAK Hitati Maru
E W-29

Allied Ships
SS Wahoo, hits 1

SS Wahoo launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kenyo Maru
E W-29 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-29 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000015 Morning Air attack 1943-11-13 123,85 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 123,85

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
A6M5b Zero x 44
B6N2 Jill x 52
D4Y1 Judy x 51
D4Y2 Judy x 10

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 40
FM-1 Wildcat x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 182

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M5b Zero: 7 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 19 destroyed, 10 damaged
B6N2 Jill: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 13 destroyed, 2 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y2 Judy: 5 destroyed
D4Y2 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Nassau, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
CVE Sangamon, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CVE Suwannee, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Barnes
CVE Copahee
CVE Prince William
CVE Breton
CVE Corregidor, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CVE Santee, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
6 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x B6N2 Jill launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y2 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 9 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-24 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-26 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-33 with FM-1 Wildcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-35 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 7 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Santee
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Corregidor
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Nassau


000016 Morning Air attack 1943-11-13 123,85 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 123,85

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5b Zero x 8
B6N2 Jill x 9

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 37
FM-1 Wildcat x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 148

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 2 destroyed
B6N2 Jill: 6 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VC(F)-26 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21270.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-3F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-4F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



000017 Morning Air attack 1943-11-13 123,85 Marcus Island

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 123,85

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B6N2 Jill x 9

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 31
FM-1 Wildcat x 2
F6F-3 Hellcat x 119

Japanese aircraft losses
B6N2 Jill: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-1 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-3 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-42 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-6 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VF-8 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-9 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-18 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
VF-71 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-23 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VF-25 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
VC(F)-26 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VRF-2F with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21270.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VRF-3F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VRF-4F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



000018 Afternoon Air attack 1943-11-13 123,85 Marcus Island

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 123,85

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 103 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
A6M5b Zero x 40
D4Y1 Judy x 27

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 39
FM-1 Wildcat x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 46

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5b Zero: 4 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 14 destroyed, 3 damaged
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Fanning
CVE Sangamon, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-60 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VRF-1F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-41 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-26 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-33 with FM-1 Wildcat (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-35 with F4F-4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-37 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-2F with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-3F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-4F with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 5 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VRF-6F with F4F-4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers


• We lost no ships; 3x CVE are severely damaged and making for Wake Island but will likely make only one hex tomorrow.


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

• Take a few days to wear them down I suppose.
quote:


000019 Ground combat 1943-11-13 Finschhafen 100,126

Ground combat at Finschhafen (100,126)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3722 troops, 66 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Defending force 1807 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 57

Japanese adjusted defense: 4

Allied assault odds: 14 to 1

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
14th Australian Brigade

Defending units:
35th JNAF AF Unit



DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Drat.
quote:


000001 encounters mine field 1943-11-13 Fusan 103,55

TF 348 encounters mine field at Fusan (103,55)

Allied Ships
SS Grayback, Mine hits 1



Complete combat report attached.

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