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RE: 1944 June 01 - 1/26/2021 12:15:12 AM   
witpqs


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From: Argleton
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1944 June 01

INVADED
Amphibious TF 362 offshore of Taliaboe
INVESTED
Saipan
Kendari
Pegu

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Progress.
quote:


000005 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-01 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB Alabama
BB Massachusetts
BB Washington
BB North Carolina

Japanese ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
Port hits 1

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Alabama
BB Alabama firing at Saipan
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Massachusetts
BB Massachusetts firing at 9th Division
BB Washington firing at 9th Division
BB North Carolina firing at 9th Division


• 1,529 AV on Saipan.

• Landings tomorrow at Babeldaob, but no shock attack as far as I know.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• Harassment continues.
quote:


000003 Night Air attack 1944-06-01 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Mijer
xAP S'Jacob

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



000004 Night Air attack 1944-06-01 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
PG Soerabaja
xAP Van Riebeek

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


000006 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-01 Taliaboe 73,104

Amphibious Assault at Taliaboe (73,104)

TF 362 troops unloading over beach at Taliaboe, 73,104

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


• We have good AA in place at Watampone with more on the way but it will be two weeks before night fighters are on scene and active.


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Good. Same units plus a few which arrived today all assault tomorrow. No idea how much longer the enemy units will be in the hex.
quote:


000033 Ground combat 1944-06-01 Pegu 55,53

Ground combat at Pegu (55,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6866 troops, 76 guns, 634 vehicles, Assault Value = 671

Defending force 9402 troops, 85 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 94

Allied adjusted assault: 179

Japanese adjusted defense: 64

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
575 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
59 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
254th Armoured Brigade
17th Australian Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
Gardner's Horse Regiment

Defending units:
38th Division
1st RTA Division
21st Division
RTA Cavalry Division
8th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
Burma Area Army
20th AA Regiment
35th Fld AA Bn /1


• We've got Corsairs flying cover over Rangoon because the assault transports are bringing in a great load of base forces and some supply. They will arrive in two days and offload after that. Cruisers are heading in to cover them.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Still no major units.
quote:


000001 ASW attack 1944-06-01 98,64 Amami Oshima

ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Japanese Ships
PB Uchide Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sterlet

SS Sterlet is sighted by escort
Sterlet bottoming out ....
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000002 ASW attack 1944-06-01 98,64 Amami Oshima

ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 98,64

Japanese Ships
E W-18

Allied Ships
SS Sterlet, hits 5

SS Sterlet is sighted by escort
Sterlet bottoming out ....
E W-18 attacking submerged sub ....
E W-18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E W-18 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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RE: 1944 June 02 - 1/26/2021 4:36:07 AM   
witpqs


Posts: 25293
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
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1944 June 02

INVADED
Amphibious TF 368 offshore of Babeldaob
INVESTED
Saipan
Kendari

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Taliaboe is occupied by the Allies
Allied forces CAPTURE Pegu !!!



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• The troops are ashore in good order on Babeldaob but it was hard on three APA. Oh, look, a naval fortress.
quote:


000003 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-02 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
BB Colorado
BB Maryland

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

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB West Virginia
BB West Virginia firing at 9th Division
BB Colorado firing at 9th Division
BB Maryland firing at 9th Division


000004 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-02 Babeldaob 90,97

Night Naval bombardment of Babeldaob at 90,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
H8K2-L Emily: 11 damaged
Ki-46-III Dinah: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
BB Pennsylvania
BB Arizona

Japanese ground losses:
355 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase hits 16
Runway hits 18
Port hits 2

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Tennessee
BB Tennessee firing at Babeldaob
BB Pennsylvania firing at Babeldaob
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Arizona
BB Arizona firing at Babeldoap Naval Fortress
Babeldoap Naval Fortress firing at BB Arizona


000005 Pre-Invasion action 1944-06-02 Babeldaob 90,97

Pre-Invasion action off Babeldaob (90,97) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

174 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Yarnall, Shell hits 1
DD Melvin
DD Irwin
APA Leon

Allied ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

DD Yarnall firing at Babeldoap Naval Fortress
Babeldoap Naval Fortress firing at DD Yarnall
DD Melvin firing at Babeldoap Naval Fortress
DD Irwin firing at 32nd/B Division
DD Yarnall fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


000006 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-02 Babeldaob 90,97

Amphibious Assault at Babeldaob (90,97)

TF 368 troops unloading over beach at Babeldaob, 90,97

Allied ground losses:
151 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (0 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 5th Marine Div /9
Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 32nd Infantry Div /7


000007 Invasion Support action 1944-06-02 Babeldaob 90,97

Invasion Support action off Babeldaob (90,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

86 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Yarnall
DD Melvin
APA President Jackson, Shell hits 2
DD Irwin
APA Leon

Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging APA President Jackson at 15,000 yards
DD Irwin firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards



000042 Invasion Support action 1944-06-02 Babeldaob 90,97

Invasion Support action off Babeldaob (90,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

36 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA President Adams, Shell hits 7
DD Irwin
AM Vigilance
APA President Jackson, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
APA Leon

12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging APA President Adams at 11,000 yards
AM Vigilance firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging APA President Jackson at 11,000 yards
AM Vigilance firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
DD Irwin firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
AM Vigilance firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards


000043 Ground combat 1944-06-02 Babeldaob 90,97

Ground combat at Babeldaob (90,97)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 9127 troops, 102 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 348

Defending force 25595 troops, 358 guns, 228 vehicles, Assault Value = 783

Allied ground losses:
178 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
8th Indpt SNLF Coy
Babeldoap Naval Fortress
32nd/B Division
16th Army
9th Fleet
30th Special Base Force
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Base Force
3rd Port Unit

Defending units:
32nd Infantry Division
5th Marine Division
5th Pioneer Battalion


• 1,555 AV on Saipan.

• The APA at Babeldaob are breaking off without unloading their remaining supplies just to avoid shore fire. Three of them are heading directly for Pearl Harbor for repairs. An LST convoy with gun platforms for support is loading to bring in supplies.

• Babeldaob looks as though it will be tough. The B-29's begin hitting troops tomorrow. A battleship bombardment group will be on hand for the first assault, which will not take place until the troops are fully ready. The troops have plenty of supply for at least a couple of assaults but I want to get them fully ready plus get the defenders disrupted by air strikes.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• They got a taste of carrier flak.
quote:


000001 Night Air attack 1944-06-02 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 5 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Saginaw Bay

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



000002 Night Air attack 1944-06-02 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 5 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Shamrock Bay
CVE Copahee

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


• The Bde at Kendari will assault tomorrow.


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Good!
quote:


000044 Ground combat 1944-06-02 Pegu 55,53

Ground combat at Pegu (55,53)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13640 troops, 160 guns, 1047 vehicles, Assault Value = 1919

Defending force 8550 troops, 62 guns, 53 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Allied adjusted assault: 457

Japanese adjusted defense: 15

Allied assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Pegu !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1501 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 192 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 41 (41 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 30 (30 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 5

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

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
20th Indian Division
Gardner's Horse Regiment
17th Australian Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
150th RAC Regiment
19th Indian Division
23rd Indian Division
268th Motorised Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
49th Chinese Division

Defending units:
21st Division
38th Division
1st RTA Division
RTA Cavalry Division
Burma Area Army


• The troops already across the river will be position to aid the crossing after 2 days from now. The troops at Pegu will move out immediately to all cross together, which will probably take 4 days.

• Lots of engineers at Rangoon now to repair the airfield.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Got one!
quote:


000008 Sub attack 1944-06-02 98,63 Amami Oshima

Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 98,63

Japanese Ships
xAK Kyokusei Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
PB Uchide Maru

Allied Ships
SS Tang

SS Tang launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kyokusei Maru
Tang diving deep ....
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Uchide Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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RE: 1944 June 03 - 1/27/2021 12:31:02 AM   
witpqs


Posts: 25293
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
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1944 June 03

INVADED

INVESTED
Saipan

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Allied forces CAPTURE Kendari !!!



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Good to be getting a healthy dose of destroyed devices with most bombardments at Saipan.
quote:


000001 Invasion Support action 1944-06-03 Babeldaob 90,97

Invasion Support action off Babeldaob (90,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA President Hayes
AM Vigilance
APA President Monroe
APA Crescent City
APA Leon

8cm/40 T88 DP Battery engaging APA President Hayes at 11,000 yards
AM Vigilance firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging APA President Hayes at 11,000 yards
AM Vigilance firing to suppress enemy battery at 11,000 yards
12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging APA President Monroe at 11,000 yards
AM Vigilance fired at enemy troops



000005 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-03 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota

Japanese ground losses:
96 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 3
Port hits 1

BB New Jersey firing at Saipan
BB Iowa firing at 9th Division
BB Indiana firing at 9th Division
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB South Dakota
BB South Dakota firing at 9th Division


000006 encounters mine field 1944-06-03 Babeldaob 90,97

TF 368 encounters mine field at Babeldaob (90,97)

Allied Ships
AM Vigilance

3 mines cleared


000007 Invasion Support action 1944-06-03 Babeldaob 90,97

Invasion Support action off Babeldaob (90,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA President Hayes
APA Leon

12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging APA President Hayes at 15,000 yards


000008 Invasion Support action 1944-06-03 Babeldaob 90,97

Invasion Support action off Babeldaob (90,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

31 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA Crescent City
APA President Hayes, Shell hits 5
APA President Polk
APA Leon

8cm/40 T88 DP Battery engaging APA Crescent City at 12,000 yards
12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging APA President Hayes at 12,000 yards
8cm/40 T88 DP Battery engaging APA President Polk at 12,000 yards



000053 Invasion Support action 1944-06-03 Babeldaob 90,97

Invasion Support action off Babeldaob (90,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APA President Hayes, Shell hits 5
APA Leon

12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging APA President Hayes at 11,000 yards
12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging APA President Hayes at 11,000 yards
8cm/40 T88 DP Battery engaging APA President Hayes at 11,000 yards


000054 Ground combat 1944-06-03 Babeldaob 90,97

Ground combat at Babeldaob (90,97)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 9136 troops, 102 guns, 33 vehicles, Assault Value = 349

Defending force 25611 troops, 357 guns, 228 vehicles, Assault Value = 786

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

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

Assaulting units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
8th Indpt SNLF Coy
Babeldoap Naval Fortress
32nd/B Division
9th Fleet
30th Special Base Force
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
16th Army
3rd Base Force
3rd Port Unit

Defending units:
5th Marine/B Division
32nd Infantry/C Division
32nd Infantry/B Division
32nd Infantry/A Division
5th Marine/A Division
5th Marine/C Division
5th Pioneer Battalion


• 1,571 AV on Saipan. The next assault will be ordered when AV hits 1,600.

• Forgot to turn off unloading supply at babeldaob and another APA got roughed up but can be fixed without a shipyard.

• The troops on Babeldaob are OK but Disruption remains at 10. The B-29's began their work today. The LST convoy bringing supply is on the way, about 5 days out. A fast BB bombardment force is about 3 days from being able to bombard, so I will likely coordinate that with the first assault.

• Invasions forces for Yap have already begun loading. An LST convoy with supply will meet the invasion convoys at Yap. A battleship bombardments group is already on station.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• Kendari captured, now to secure it.
quote:


000003 Night Air attack 1944-06-03 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 75 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 5 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Saginaw Bay
CVE Sitkoh Bay

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



000004 Night Air attack 1944-06-03 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 3 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CVE Shamrock Bay
CVE Petrof Bay

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


000055 Ground combat 1944-06-03 Kendari 70,106

Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3640 troops, 66 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 124

Defending force 1804 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39

Allied adjusted assault: 45

Japanese adjusted defense: 15

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Kendari !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
180 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
19th Australian Brigade
1st Fiji Commando

Defending units:
41st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF Coy



Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• It's a foot race.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Got one!
quote:


000002 ASW attack 1944-06-03 102,63 Tanegashima

ASW attack near Tanegashima at 102,63

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 26
SC Ch 28

Allied Ships
SS Darter

SS Darter is located by SC Ch 26
SC Ch 28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 28 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000009 ASW attack 1944-06-03 111,64 Aogashima

ASW attack near Aogashima at 111,64

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-60
SC CHa-64
SC CHa-68

Allied Ships
SS Piranha

SS Piranha is located by SC CHa-60
Piranha diving deep ....
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-68 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000010 Sub attack 1944-06-03 100,63 Yakushima

Sub attack near Yakushima at 100,63

Japanese Ships
E Kanju, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
E Mutsure

Allied Ships
SS Darter, hits 2

SS Darter launches 2 torpedoes at E Kanju
Darter diving deep ....
E Mutsure fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Mutsure attacking submerged sub ....
E Mutsure fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Mutsure fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Mutsure fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000011 Sub attack 1944-06-03 110,67 Torishima

Sub attack near Torishima at 110,67

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 46
SC Ch 50

Allied Ships
SS Flier

Captain of SS Flier elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000012 Sub attack 1944-06-03 110,68 Torishima

Sub attack near Torishima at 110,68

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 50
SC Ch 20

Allied Ships
SS Pilotfish

SS Pilotfish launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 50
Pilotfish diving deep ....
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 50 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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Post #: 2793
RE: 1944 June 04 - 1/27/2021 9:35:08 PM   
witpqs


Posts: 25293
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
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1944 June 04

INVADED

INVESTED
Saipan

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Lots of destroyed enemy squads on Saipan, a very good sign indeed.
quote:


000001 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-04 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
BB Colorado
BB Maryland

Japanese ground losses:
231 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4
Port hits 1

BB West Virginia firing at Saipan
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Colorado
BB Colorado firing at 65th Brigade
BB Maryland firing at 9th Division



000004 ASW attack 1944-06-04 99,98 Ulithi

ASW attack near Ulithi at 99,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-165, hits 17

Allied Ships
BB Alabama
DD Haggard
DD Warrington
DD Sampson
DD Monssen
DD Remey

SS I-165 is sighted by escort
DD Warrington fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sampson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Monssen attacking submerged sub ....
DD Remey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Warrington fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Monssen attacking submerged sub ....
DD Monssen is out of ASW ammo
DD Monssen is out of ASW ammo
DD Remey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Monssen fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Remey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Remey is out of ASW ammo
DD Remey is out of ASW ammo
DD Remey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Remey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Remey attacking submerged sub ....
DD Remey is out of ASW ammo
DD Remey is out of ASW ammo
DD Remey is out of ASW ammo
DD Remey is out of ASW ammo
DD Remey fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• 1,605 AV on Saipan. The USMC division came up short of supply when the Rgts were recombined, so I will wait a turn for supply to move between the units. Ground assault the day after tomorrow, and an LST convoy will land >50,000 tons of supply the same day. There are 123,000 tons on Saipan.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• We should have the port at Watampone expanded in about 5 days to allow us to land radars for the AA. In about 8 days the night fighters will arrive and be readied as fast as possible.
quote:


000002 Night Air attack 1944-06-04 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Pijnacker Hordijk
AM Rockhampton

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



000003 Night Air attack 1944-06-04 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Pijnacker Hordijk
xAP S'Jacob

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



000044 Ground combat 1944-06-04 Kendari 70,106

Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3660 troops, 66 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 124

Defending force 1682 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Allied adjusted assault: 46

Japanese adjusted defense: 11

Allied assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
274 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
19th Australian Brigade
1st Fiji Commando

Defending units:
41st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF Coy



Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Tow or three days before an attack between Pegu and Moulmein. We hVE 1,043 AV already in place across the river, but recon of enemy shows: 12 units; 45,520 troops; 352 guns; 527 AFV. We are keeping together those units which must cross the river and therefore must shock attack. They have 22 miles out of 46 traveled and are a mixed group on infantry and tank units. The infantry is in Move mode for tomorrow, which I am hoping puts them in position to switch to Combat mode and cross the river the following day.

• I am making plans to take Port Blair via air drop with naval and air support as there are only 1,000 troops and a few guns there. It will be a couple of weeks.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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RE: 1944 June 05 - 1/28/2021 4:41:33 PM   
witpqs


Posts: 25293
Joined: 10/4/2004
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1944 June 05

INVADED
Amphibious TF 362 offshore of Mangole
INVESTED
Saipan
Babeldaob

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Conyngham is gone and Bunker Hill is badly damaged. Other carrier TF's will replace the one on station now while this one heads to the Marianas and then ships needing repairs and/or upgrades head for Pearl Harbor.
quote:


000002 Sub attack 1944-06-05 94,98 Yap

Sub attack near Yap at 94,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-184

Allied Ships
DD Dortch
BB Alabama
BB North Carolina
DD Capps
DD Warrington
DD Sampson
DD Hall
DD Hailey

SS I-184 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Dortch
DD Warrington fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sampson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hall fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hailey fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


000004 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-05 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota

Japanese ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 2
Port hits 1

BB New Jersey firing at 9th Division
BB Iowa firing at Saipan
BB Indiana firing at 9th Division
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB South Dakota
BB South Dakota firing at 9th Division


000005 Sub attack 1944-06-05 91,98 Babeldaob

Sub attack near Babeldaob at 91,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-184, hits 14

Allied Ships
CV Bunker Hill, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CA Minneapolis
CL Houston II
DD Newcomb
DD McGowan
DD Monssen II
DD Robinson
DD Prichett

SS I-184 launches 6 torpedoes at CV Bunker Hill
DD Monssen II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Robinson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Prichett attacking submerged sub ....
DD Monssen II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Robinson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Prichett fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monssen II attacking submerged sub ....
DD Prichett fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Monssen II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monssen II attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


000007 Sub attack 1944-06-05 91,98 Babeldaob

Sub attack near Babeldaob at 91,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
DD Conyngham, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Case

SS I-9 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Conyngham
DD Case fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000055 ASW attack 1944-06-05 91,98 Babeldaob

ASW attack near Babeldaob at 91,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
CL Houston II
DD McDermut
DD Robinson
DD Prichett
DD Newcomb

SS I-9 is sighted by escort
DD Robinson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Prichett fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Newcomb fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


000056 ASW attack 1944-06-05 91,98 Babeldaob

ASW attack near Babeldaob at 91,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-9, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Capps
BB Alabama
BB North Carolina
DD Warrington
DD Sampson
DD Hall
DD Hailey

SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Capps
I-9 diving deep ....
DD Warrington attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sampson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hall attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hailey fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Warrington fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sampson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hall fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hall attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hall is out of ASW ammo
DD Hall is out of ASW ammo
DD Hall attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hall is out of ASW ammo
DD Hall is out of ASW ammo
DD Hall is out of ASW ammo
DD Hall fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hall attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hall is out of ASW ammo
DD Hall is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


000057 ASW attack 1944-06-05 91,98 Babeldaob

ASW attack near Babeldaob at 91,98

Japanese Ships
SS I-9, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Monssen II

SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Monssen II
DD Monssen II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monssen II attacking submerged sub ....
DD Monssen II is out of ASW ammo
DD Monssen II is out of ASW ammo
DD Monssen II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monssen II fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monssen II fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


• 802 AV on Babeldaob. First ground assault tomorrow. Naval bombardment is ready; hopefully the B-29's fly, they did not today.

• 1,609 AV on Saipan. Ground assault tomorrow. The LST supply convoy will go in tomorrow as well to maximize distraction.

• D-Day at Yap as early as 3 days from now. Might land the second Rgt after. An LST supply convoy will be ready to land with the first wave.

• The LST supply convoy for Babeldaob will go in with the following attack.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• Progress.
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000001 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-05 Mangole 74,105

Amphibious Assault at Mangole (74,105)

TF 362 troops unloading over beach at Mangole, 74,105

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


000058 Ground combat 1944-06-05 Kendari 70,106

Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3654 troops, 66 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 123

Defending force 1429 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Allied adjusted assault: 46

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 46 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
387 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
19th Australian Brigade
1st Fiji Commando

Defending units:
41st Naval Guard Unit
3rd JNAF Coy


• Over 2,000 enemy troops still at Kendari.


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Tomorrow more than 1,900 AV will shock attack across the river SE of Pegu while more than 1,300 AV already there makes a deliberate assault. Hopefully as many moving enemy units as possible are there to receive those affections. We have two additional units still approaching from the NE (already across the river) and will arrive tomorrow but miss the party.

• There are somewhat fewer troops at Port Blair today, so I speculate they are being flown out. I'm going to change plans a bit and get that operation underway as fast as possible.

• We have 4x Bdes crossing the river SE of Toungoo to move on Chiang Mai. No enemy opposes the crossing.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Still busy waters.
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000003 Sub attack 1944-06-05 103,70 Daito Shoto

Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 103,70

Japanese Ships
E No.17

Allied Ships
SS Lionfish

SS Lionfish launches 4 torpedoes at E No.17
E No.17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.17 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000006 Sub attack 1944-06-05 103,64 Tanegashima

Sub attack near Tanegashima at 103,64

Japanese Ships
E Yaeyama
E Nasami

Allied Ships
SS Flier

SS Flier launches 2 torpedoes at E Yaeyama
E Nasami fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Nasami fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Nasami fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Nasami fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Nasami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



000054 ASW attack 1944-06-05 93,60 Shaohing

ASW attack near Shaohing at 93,60

Japanese Ships
PB Taijin Maru
PC Ashi

Allied Ships
SS Cod

SS Cod launches 2 torpedoes at PB Taijin Maru
Cod bottoming out ....
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Ashi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



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RE: 1944 June 06 - 1/29/2021 4:55:59 PM   
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1944 June 06

INVADED

INVESTED
Babeldaob

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Mangole is occupied by the Allies
Allied forces CAPTURE Saipan !!!



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Finally!
quote:


000002 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-06 Babeldaob 90,97

Night Naval bombardment of Babeldaob at 90,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied Ships
BB Alabama
BB Massachusetts
BB Washington
BB North Carolina

Japanese ground losses:
318 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 1

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Alabama
BB Alabama firing at Babeldaob
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Massachusetts
BB Massachusetts firing at 17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Washington
BB Washington firing at Babeldoap Naval Fortress
Babeldoap Naval Fortress firing at BB Washington
BB North Carolina firing at Babeldaob


000003 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-06 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
BB Pennsylvania
BB Arizona

Japanese ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Tennessee
BB Tennessee firing at 9th Division
BB Pennsylvania firing at 9th Division
BB Arizona firing at 9th Division


000061 Ground combat 1944-06-06 Saipan 108,93

Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 53061 troops, 843 guns, 1160 vehicles, Assault Value = 1627

Defending force 24258 troops, 165 guns, 159 vehicles, Assault Value = 583

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 2932

Japanese adjusted defense: 83

Allied assault odds: 35 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Saipan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
1418 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 150 disabled
Non Combat: 101 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 38 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 75 (67 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 129 (128 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 3

Allied ground losses:
1558 casualties reported
Squads: 114 destroyed, 138 disabled
Non Combat: 39 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 20 disabled
Guns lost 97 (43 destroyed, 54 disabled)
Vehicles lost 61 (25 destroyed, 36 disabled)

Assaulting units:
754th Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
185th Infantry Regiment
108th Infantry Regiment
763rd Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry Division
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
3rd Marine Division
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
4th USMC Tank Battalion
1st Arm Amphib Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
V Amphib Corps
XIV US Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
225th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
65th Brigade
9th Division
11th Tank Regiment
5th Air Division
51st Air Division
2nd Area Army
8th RF Gun Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
5th Base Force


000062 Ground combat 1944-06-06 Babeldaob 90,97

Ground combat at Babeldaob (90,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26053 troops, 365 guns, 230 vehicles, Assault Value = 805

Defending force 18287 troops, 138 guns, 115 vehicles, Assault Value = 344

Allied adjusted assault: 422

Japanese adjusted defense: 2217

Allied assault odds: 1 to 5 (fort level 5)

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

Japanese ground losses:
995 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
1409 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 149 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 37 (1 destroyed, 36 disabled)

Assaulting units:
32nd Infantry Division
5th Marine Division
5th Pioneer Battalion

Defending units:
8th Indpt SNLF Coy
Babeldoap Naval Fortress
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
32nd/B Division
30th Special Base Force
16th Army
3rd Base Force
9th Fleet
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Port Unit


• 671 AV at Babeldaob. No fortification reduction. The troops will rest.

• The ground assault on Saipan will continue, although two Rgts will only bombard. Even more supply will be brought in by an APA convoy which will begin removing troops.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• This time they snuck up on us; I thought it was an ASW TF patrolling.
quote:


000001 Night Time Surface Combat 1944-06-06 33,101 Cocos Islands

Night Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 33,101, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo
DD Shimakaze

Allied Ships
TK Manatawny, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 100% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages TK Manatawny at 12,000 yards
TK Manatawny sunk by DD Shimakaze at 12,000 yards
TK Manatawny sunk by DD Shimakaze at 12,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


000063 Ground combat 1944-06-06 Kendari 70,106

Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3976 troops, 66 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 122

Defending force 983 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Allied adjusted assault: 100

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 100 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1012 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 42 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
19th Australian Brigade
1st Fiji Commando

Defending units:
41st Naval Guard Unit



Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Surprising results, I expected better.
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000064 Ground combat 1944-06-06 56,54 Moulmein

Ground combat at 56,54 (near Moulmein)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 46144 troops, 452 guns, 190 vehicles, Assault Value = 3461

Defending force 24066 troops, 220 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 703

Allied adjusted assault: 508

Japanese adjusted defense: 773

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
438 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 43 (2 destroyed, 41 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1987 casualties reported
Squads: 62 destroyed, 269 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 35 (4 destroyed, 31 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
2nd British Division
254th Armoured Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
24th Australian Brigade
90th Chinese Corps
23rd Indian Division
17th Australian Brigade
20th Indian Division
50th Indian Para Brigade
18th Chinese Corps
29th British Brigade
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
Gardner's Horse Regiment
255th Indian Tank Brigade
19th Indian Division
150th RAC Regiment
49th Chinese Division

Defending units:
14th Tank Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st RTA Division
116th Division
41st Infantry Regiment
RTA Cavalry Division
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion


• Some of our units which made a deliberate attack have high Disruption, as do some which made a shock attack. Those units with high disruption will recover while the rest make a deliberate assault tomorrow.

• BB Queen Elizabeth is departing Chittagong bound for Colombo. Keep your fingers crossed.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Convoy!
quote:


000007 Sub attack 1944-06-06 88,62 Taihoku

Sub attack near Taihoku at 88,62

Japanese Ships
xAK Sydney Maru
E Yomogi

Allied Ships
SS Harder, hits 3

SS Harder launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Sydney Maru
E Yomogi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Yomogi attacking submerged sub ....
E Yomogi is out of ASW ammo
E Yomogi fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Yomogi attacking submerged sub ....
E Yomogi is out of ASW ammo
E Yomogi is out of ASW ammo
E Yomogi is out of ASW ammo
E Yomogi attacking submerged sub ....
E Yomogi is out of ASW ammo
E Yomogi is out of ASW ammo
E Yomogi is out of ASW ammo
E Yomogi is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub



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RE: 1944 June 05 - 1/29/2021 5:29:24 PM   
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Nice to see Saipan fall, but your losses in destroyed infantry squads give pause!

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RE: 1944 June 05 - 1/29/2021 5:38:48 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Nice to see Saipan fall, but your losses in destroyed infantry squads give pause!


+1

Especially with all of the bombardments. Maybe just have the other units bombard while the armoured units, stripped of the soft elements, attack?

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RE: 1944 June 05 - 1/29/2021 10:23:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe


quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

Nice to see Saipan fall, but your losses in destroyed infantry squads give pause!


+1

Especially with all of the bombardments. Maybe just have the other units bombard while the armoured units, stripped of the soft elements, attack?

+1

I do think Saipan will be the worst of the Marianas as it had the most troops by a good measure. Still a shade under 30,000 after the next turn (posting shortly). Crikey!

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RE: 1944 June 07 - 1/30/2021 1:27:14 AM   
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INVADED

INVESTED
Babeldaob

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Now to clear the base of enemy troops, mines, and damage.
quote:


000001 encounters mine field 1944-06-07 Saipan 108,93

TF 433 encounters mine field at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Ships
AM Conflict

30 mines cleared


000002 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-07 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota

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

BB New Jersey firing at 9th Division
BB Iowa firing at 9th Division
BB Indiana firing at 9th Division
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB South Dakota
BB South Dakota firing at 65th Brigade


000003 encounters mine field 1944-06-07 Saipan 108,93

TF 433 encounters mine field at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Ships
AM Conflict

21 mines cleared



000043 Ground combat 1944-06-07 Saipan 108,93

Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 50177 troops, 815 guns, 1124 vehicles, Assault Value = 1362

Defending force 21388 troops, 106 guns, 57 vehicles, Assault Value = 409

Allied adjusted assault: 1832

Japanese adjusted defense: 59

Allied assault odds: 31 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1578 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 133 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 15 (14 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
1260 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 28 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 16 (4 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 54 (19 destroyed, 35 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Americal Infantry Division
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
3rd Marine Division
763rd Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
108th Infantry Regiment
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
4th USMC Tank Battalion
1st Arm Amphib Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
185th Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
762nd Tank Battalion
V Amphib Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
XIV US Corps
225th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
65th Brigade
9th Division
11th Tank Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Area Army
5th Base Force


• 707 AV on Babeldaob. Fatigue is low.

• Our losses were too high at Saipan so almost all the troops will rest. Some armor will assault with some artillery support.

• Invasion of Yap tomorrow, we will land one Rgt and two ART Bns. Another Rgt will land in a few days.

• The units assigned to lightly defended Rota are low on preparation but more importantly one units is at sea. Tinian will be the next target. The USA 6th ID has to be brought in from Lahaina, but we are still cleaning up Saipan anyway and have yet to start lifting off over stacked troops.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• Watampone airfield is size 9. The port will be size 2 tomorrow and allow unloading of the many radars still aboard ships.


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Pretty good, but I wanted a little bit better.
quote:


000044 Ground combat 1944-06-07 56,54 Moulmein

Ground combat at 56,54 (near Moulmein)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 58847 troops, 958 guns, 1551 vehicles, Assault Value = 3257

Defending force 23130 troops, 216 guns, 120 vehicles, Assault Value = 629

Allied adjusted assault: 929

Japanese adjusted defense: 571

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
1841 casualties reported
Squads: 63 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 95 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 30 (16 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (11 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
1119 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 86 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 24 (1 destroyed, 23 disabled)
Vehicles lost 47 (11 destroyed, 36 disabled)

Assaulting units:
20th Indian Division
2nd British Division
Gardner's Horse Regiment
18th Chinese Corps
19th Indian Division
17th Australian Brigade
50th Indian Para Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
90th Chinese Corps
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
29th British Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
150th RAC Regiment
268th Motorised Brigade
23rd Indian Division
24th Australian Brigade
49th Chinese Division

Defending units:
1st RTA Division
41st Infantry Regiment
116th Division
14th Tank Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
RTA Cavalry Division
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion


• The condition of the troops necessitates them resting, even the armored units. Hopefully they won't need long.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

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1944 June 08

INVADED
Amphibious TF 343 offshore of Yap
Amphibious TF 377 offshore of Yap
Landing Craft TF 464 offshore of Yap
Amphibious TF 362 offshore of Obi
INVESTED
Babeldaob
Yap

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• CVL Belleau Wood is OK but of course will need some yard time.
quote:


000001 Invasion Support action 1944-06-08 Babeldaob 90,97

Invasion Support action off Babeldaob (90,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-65
DE Mitchell
DE Griswold
LCI(G)-77
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LST-24
LST-21
LST-25
LST-40

DE Mitchell firing to suppress enemy battery at 3,000 yards
DE Griswold firing to suppress enemy battery at 3,000 yards
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops


000002 ASW attack 1944-06-08 92,97 Babeldaob

ASW attack near Babeldaob at 92,97

Japanese Ships
SS I-9, hits 7

Allied Ships
DD Mahan
BB West Virginia
DD Tucker
DD Reid

SS I-9 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Mahan
I-9 diving deep ....
DD Tucker attacking submerged sub ....
DD Reid fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tucker fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tucker fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tucker fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tucker fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



000004 Sub attack 1944-06-08 96,96 Yap

Sub attack near Yap at 96,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-44, hits 9

Allied Ships
CVL Belleau Wood, Torpedo hits 1
DD Kidd
DD Hobby
DD Swanson
DD Nicholson
DD Nicholas

SS I-44 launches 6 torpedoes at CVL Belleau Wood
DD Hobby fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Swanson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nicholson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholas 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 Nicholson attacking submerged sub ....
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


000006 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Night Naval bombardment of Yap at 96,97

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Nevada

Japanese ground losses:
239 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Mississippi
BB Mississippi firing at Yap
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB New Mexico
BB New Mexico firing at 41st JNAF AF Unit
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Nevada
BB Nevada firing at 47th Naval Guard Unit


000007 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-08 Babeldaob 90,97

Night Naval bombardment of Babeldaob at 90,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
BB Colorado
BB Maryland

Japanese ground losses:
205 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
Port hits 1

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB West Virginia
BB West Virginia firing at Babeldoap Naval Fortress
Babeldoap Naval Fortress firing at BB West Virginia
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Colorado
BB Colorado firing at Babeldaob
BB Maryland firing at Babeldaob


000008 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-08 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
BB Pennsylvania
BB Arizona

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Tennessee
BB Tennessee firing at 9th Division
BB Pennsylvania firing at 9th Division
BB Arizona firing at 9th Division


000009 Pre-Invasion action 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Pre-Invasion action off Yap (96,97)

33 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Bache
AKA Mercury
DE Fleming

DD Bache firing at 47th Naval Guard Unit
DD Bache fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


000010 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Amphibious Assault at Yap (96,97)

TF 343 troops unloading over beach at Yap, 96,97

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)



000011 Pre-Invasion action 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Pre-Invasion action off Yap (96,97)

32 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Tisdale
DE Lovering
DE Duffy
DE Donaldson
DE Canfield
AM Revenge
APA Hunter Liggett

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

DE Tisdale fired at enemy troops
DE Lovering fired at enemy troops
DE Duffy fired at enemy troops
DE Donaldson fired at enemy troops
DE Canfield fired at enemy troops
AM Revenge 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


000012 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Amphibious Assault at Yap (96,97)

TF 377 troops unloading over beach at Yap, 96,97

Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)



000013 Pre-Invasion action 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Pre-Invasion action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Seid
DE Sederstrom
AM Buoyant
LST-27
LST-120

DE Seid fired at enemy troops
DE Sederstrom fired at enemy troops
AM Buoyant fired at enemy troops


000014 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Amphibious Assault at Yap (96,97)

TF 464 troops unloading over beach at Yap, 96,97



000015 Invasion Support action 1944-06-08 Babeldaob 90,97

Invasion Support action off Babeldaob (90,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

30 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-65, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DE Mitchell
DE Griswold
DE Charles R. Greer
LCI(G)-77
LCI(G)-76
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-68
LCI-67
LCI-66
LST-21
LST-34
LST-38
LST-24
LST-25

12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging LCI-65 at 3,000 yards
DE Griswold firing to suppress enemy battery at 3,000 yards
8cm/40 T88 DP Battery engaging LCI-65 at 3,000 yards
DE Griswold firing to suppress enemy battery at 3,000 yards
12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging LCI-65 at 3,000 yards
DE Griswold firing to suppress enemy battery at 3,000 yards
8cm/40 T88 DP Battery engaging LCI-65 at 3,000 yards
DE Griswold firing to suppress enemy battery at 3,000 yards
12.7cm/50 T03 DP Battery engaging LCI-65 at 3,000 yards
DE Griswold firing to suppress enemy battery at 3,000 yards
8cm/40 T88 DP Battery engaging LCI-65 at 3,000 yards
DE Charles R. Greer firing to suppress enemy battery at 3,000 yards
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-76 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-68 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
15cm T96 Howitzer battery firing at LST-38
12.7cm/50 T03 DP battery firing at LST-34
8cm/40 T88 DP battery firing at LST-25
75mm T41 Rgt Gun battery firing at LST-21


000016 Invasion Support action 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Bache
AKA Mercury

No activity noticed on shore.


000017 Invasion Support action 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Tisdale
DE Lovering
DE Duffy
DE Donaldson
DE Canfield
AM Revenge
APA Hunter Liggett

DE Tisdale fired at enemy troops
DE Lovering fired at enemy troops
DE Duffy fired at enemy troops
DE Donaldson fired at enemy troops
DE Canfield fired at enemy troops
AM Revenge fired at enemy troops


000018 Invasion Support action 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Seid
DE Sederstrom
AM Buoyant
LST-120
LST-27

DE Seid fired at enemy troops
DE Sederstrom fired at enemy troops
AM Buoyant fired at enemy troops


000019 Invasion Support action 1944-06-08 Babeldaob 90,97

Invasion Support action off Babeldaob (90,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Mitchell
DE Griswold
DE Charles R. Greer
DE Gilmore
LST-21
LST-34
LST-25
LST-24

DE Mitchell fired at enemy troops
DE Griswold fired at enemy troops
DE Charles R. Greer fired at enemy troops
DE Gilmore fired at enemy troops



000053 Sub attack 1944-06-08 96,96 Yap

Sub attack near Yap at 96,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-44, hits 25, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CVL Cabot
DD Kidd
DD Hobby
DD Swanson
DD Nicholson
DD Nicholas

SS I-44 launches 6 torpedoes at CVL Cabot
DD Hobby attacking submerged sub ....
DD Swanson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nicholson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nicholas fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hobby fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Swanson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Swanson is out of ASW ammo
DD Swanson is out of ASW ammo
DD Swanson is out of ASW ammo
DD Nicholson attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-44 eludes DD Nicholson by hugging bottom
DD Nicholas fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Swanson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nicholson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nicholson is out of ASW ammo
DD Nicholson is out of ASW ammo
DD Nicholson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nicholson is out of ASW ammo
DD Nicholson is out of ASW ammo
SS I-44 forced to surface!
DD Nicholas firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Hobby firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Swanson firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Nicholas firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Hobby 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 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 ....
Sub slips beneath the waves



000055 Invasion Support action 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Tisdale
DE Lovering
DE Duffy
DE Donaldson
DE Canfield
AM Revenge
APA Hunter Liggett

DE Tisdale fired at enemy troops
DE Lovering fired at enemy troops
DE Duffy fired at enemy troops
DE Donaldson fired at enemy troops
DE Canfield fired at enemy troops
AM Revenge fired at enemy troops


000056 Invasion Support action 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Seid
DE Sederstrom
AM Buoyant
LST-120
LST-27

DE Seid fired at enemy troops
DE Sederstrom fired at enemy troops
AM Buoyant fired at enemy troops


000057 Ground combat 1944-06-08 Yap 96,97

Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1972 troops, 31 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 61

Defending force 4026 troops, 100 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

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

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

Assaulting units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
11th RF Gun Battalion
41st JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
4th Australian Brigade
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion


000058 Ground combat 1944-06-08 Saipan 108,93

Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9200 troops, 188 guns, 592 vehicles, Assault Value = 1327

Defending force 20149 troops, 102 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 293

Allied adjusted assault: 299

Japanese adjusted defense: 35

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
525 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (13 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Arm Amphib Battalion
3rd Marine/B Division
185th Infantry Regiment
766th Tank Battalion
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd Marine/A Division
Americal Infantry/A Division
Americal Infantry/B Division
43rd Infantry/C Division
4th USMC Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/A Division
108th Infantry Regiment
43rd Infantry/B Division
754th Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Americal Infantry/C Division
763rd Tank Battalion
3rd Marine/C Division
V Amphib Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
XIV US Corps
225th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
9th Division
65th Brigade
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Area Army
11th Tank Regiment


• 732 AV on Babeldaob.

• 122 AV on Yap. First assault tomorrow. The other Rgt is loading motorized support at a small port.

• Switching up units assaulting on Saipan.

• Enemy strength on Saipan is noticeably down but still greater than seen on any other Marianas Island. 5 units, 28,560 troops, 109 guns, 48 AFV.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• This harassment will get more expensive soon.
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000003 Night Air attack 1944-06-08 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 101 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Lancaster
xAK Lena Luckenbach
xAK Koomilya

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


000054 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-08 Obi 77,106

Amphibious Assault at Obi (77,106)

TF 362 troops unloading over beach at Obi, 77,106

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


• Watampone port has increased to size 2 so I hope the many radars will unload now. The AA units should become more effective as their radars unload and come on line.


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Between Pegu and Moulmein we have 3,216 AV, but I am giving the troops another day to recover. One units has high Disruption (44), and a number of units have Disruption in the teens. The Empire is moving troops up from Moulmein so clearly thinks it can delay further here. Recon shows 7 units; 30,560 troops; 230 guns, and 113 AFV. We have 35,465 infantry, 84,486 second line troops, 1,445 guns, and 1,721 vehicles. Terrain is Wooded. With our strong and building air support this is a good place to destroy/attrite enemy units.

• A convoy with 200,000 supply is now at Rangoon. We are airlifting in an air HQ.

• Enemy heavy cruisers are spotted 1 hex NW of Victoria Point. We have cruisers defending Rangoon, and while our carriers are spotted they are defended by battleships with more cruisers on the way.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Lost one!
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000005 ASW attack 1944-06-08 81,63 Swatow

ASW attack near Swatow at 81,63

Japanese Ships
PB Choun Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish is sighted by escort
Guardfish bottoming out ....
PB Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Choun Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000020 Submarine attack 1944-06-08 92,58 Shaohing

Submarine attack near Shaohing at 92,58

Japanese Ships
DD Kawakaze
TK Toa Maru
TK San Ramon Maru
TK Asashio Maru

Allied Ships
SS Cod, hits 16, and is sunk

SS Cod launches 2 torpedoes at DD Kawakaze
DD Kawakaze attacking submerged sub ....
SS Cod forced to surface!
DD Kawakaze firing on surfaced sub ....
TK Asashio Maru firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves



Complete combat report attached.

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1944 June 09

INVADED

INVESTED
Babeldaob
Yap

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Obi is occupied by the Allies



Overall

• No carrier info.

• We have a bunch of subs undergoing upgrades, the upgrades are minor so they are happening all over the map.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• A good first ground assault.
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000001 ASW attack 1944-06-09 96,96 Yap

ASW attack near Yap at 96,96

Japanese Ships
SS I-44, hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Hammann
DD Satterlee

SS I-44 is sighted by escort
DD Hammann firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Satterlee firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


000002 Invasion Support action 1944-06-09 Yap 96,97

Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Tisdale
DE Lovering
DE Duffy
DE Donaldson
DE Canfield
AM Revenge
APA Hunter Liggett

DE Tisdale fired at enemy troops
DE Lovering fired at enemy troops
DE Duffy fired at enemy troops
DE Donaldson fired at enemy troops
DE Canfield fired at enemy troops
AM Revenge fired at enemy troops


000003 Invasion Support action 1944-06-09 Yap 96,97

Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Seid
DE Sederstrom
AM Buoyant
LST-27
LST-121
LST-124

DE Seid fired at enemy troops
DE Sederstrom fired at enemy troops
AM Buoyant fired at enemy troops


000004 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-09 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota

Japanese ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

BB New Jersey firing at 9th Division
BB Iowa firing at 9th Division
BB Indiana firing at 9th Division
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB South Dakota
BB South Dakota firing at 9th Division


000005 Invasion Support action 1944-06-09 Yap 96,97

Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Tisdale
DE Lovering
DE Duffy
DE Donaldson
DE Canfield
AM Revenge
APA Hunter Liggett

DE Tisdale fired at enemy troops
DE Lovering fired at enemy troops
DE Duffy fired at enemy troops
DE Donaldson fired at enemy troops
DE Canfield fired at enemy troops
AM Revenge fired at enemy troops



000027 ASW attack 1944-06-09 96,97 Yap

ASW attack near Yap at 96,97

Japanese Ships
SST Yu-5, hits 17, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Young

SST Yu-5 is sighted by escort
Yu-5 bottoming out ....
DD Young attacking submerged sub ....
DD Young attacking submerged sub ....
DD Young is out of ASW ammo
DD Young is out of ASW ammo
DD Young fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Young fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Young fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000028 Ground combat 1944-06-09 Yap 96,97

Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1971 troops, 31 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Defending force 4068 troops, 100 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
11th RF Gun Battalion
41st JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
4th Australian Brigade
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion


000029 Ground combat 1944-06-09 Saipan 108,93

Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 12936 troops, 263 guns, 308 vehicles, Assault Value = 1373

Defending force 19776 troops, 101 guns, 35 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

Allied adjusted assault: 342

Japanese adjusted defense: 35

Allied assault odds: 9 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
353 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 26 (11 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Americal Infantry/B Division
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
108th Infantry Regiment
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
Americal Infantry/C Division
3rd Marine/A Division
4th USMC Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry Division
762nd Tank Battalion
58th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
Americal Infantry/A Division
3rd Marine/B Division
185th Infantry Regiment
766th Tank Battalion
754th Tank Battalion
1st Arm Amphib Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
3rd Marine/C Division
249th Field Artillery Battalion
V Amphib Corps
XIV US Corps
225th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
9th Division
65th Brigade
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Area Army
11th Tank Regiment


000030 Ground combat 1944-06-09 Yap 96,97

Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4068 troops, 99 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 125

Defending force 2775 troops, 38 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 59

Allied adjusted assault: 89

Japanese adjusted defense: 55

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 3

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

Japanese ground losses:
196 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
4th Australian Brigade
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
11th RF Gun Battalion
41st JNAF AF Unit


• 750 AV on Babeldaob. The troops are in great shape; they will wait for about 2 days for a bombardment group to arrive on station.

• 118 AV on Yap. Disruption is 18% for the infantry but conditions are favorable enough the assault will continue.

• The troops on Saipan are getting a day off tomorrow. Air strikes will keep up Disruption of enemy units.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• Some radars ashore at Watampone and more will unload tomorrow. Spies must have reported this because there were no night strikes against our ships.


Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• We have long range naval search operating out of Rangoon and it reaches the South China Sea.
quote:


000006 Sub attack 1944-06-09 66,76 Cam Ranh Bay

Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 66,76

Japanese Ships
DD Hakaze

Allied Ships
SS Escolar

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



Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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RE: 1944 June 10 - 2/1/2021 10:02:31 PM   
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Posts: 25293
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: online
1944 June 10

INVADED

INVESTED
Babeldaob
Yap

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Got that other Rgt onto Yap.
quote:


000001 Invasion Support action 1944-06-10 Yap 96,97

Invasion Support action off Yap (96,97)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE Fleming
AM Starling
AKA Mercury

DE Fleming fired at enemy troops
AM Starling fired at enemy troops



000048 Pre-Invasion action 1944-06-10 Yap 96,97

Pre-Invasion action off Yap (96,97)

44 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DD Halsey Powell
APA American Legion
DE Emery

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

DD Halsey Powell firing at 47th Naval Guard Unit
DD Halsey Powell 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 1,000 yards


000049 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-10 Yap 96,97

Amphibious Assault at Yap (96,97)

TF 170 troops unloading over beach at Yap, 96,97

Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (0 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 11th Australian Bde /4


000050 Ground combat 1944-06-10 Yap 96,97

Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1811 troops, 31 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Defending force 7552 troops, 165 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 243

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

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

Assaulting units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
11th RF Gun Battalion
41st JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
4th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion


000051 Ground combat 1944-06-10 Yap 96,97

Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4032 troops, 100 guns, 69 vehicles, Assault Value = 242

Defending force 2623 troops, 38 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

Allied adjusted assault: 45

Japanese adjusted defense: 89

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
188 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Assaulting units:
4th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
11th RF Gun Battalion
41st JNAF AF Unit


• 240 AV on Yap, as the second Rgt committed to the operation has landed. Although in good shape, that one requires more supply so will units will rest tomorrow.

• 762 AV on Babeldaob, we will assault again in 2 days.

• Assault on Saipan tomorrow.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• Their day (night) is coming!
quote:


000002 Night Air attack 1944-06-10 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Van Cloon
xAP Perak
xAP Swartenhondt

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



000003 Night Air attack 1944-06-10 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Ellaroo
xAK Mangola
xAK Dardanus

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



Philippines


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• We are going to wait another day before attacking again between Pegu and Moulmein.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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RE: 1944 June 11 - 2/3/2021 9:33:17 PM   
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1944 June 11

INVADED

INVESTED
Babeldaob
Yap

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• No carrier info.

• BB Richelieu will arrive at Eastern USA at 80 days. She will then undergo repairs, transit through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific, sail into Tokyo Bay and accept the Imperial surrender.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii

• USA 6th ID loading at Lahaina for transfer forward, then part of the Tinian operation. 6th ID is the farthest unit which must be brought in.


Pacific

• Those guys on Saipan are supposed to give up!
quote:


000041 Ground combat 1944-06-11 Yap 96,97

Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1666 troops, 31 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

Defending force 7576 troops, 165 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 244

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

Assaulting units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
11th RF Gun Battalion
41st JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
4th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion


000042 Ground combat 1944-06-11 Saipan 108,93

Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 38668 troops, 628 guns, 1026 vehicles, Assault Value = 1299

Defending force 19508 troops, 99 guns, 31 vehicles, Assault Value = 264

Allied adjusted assault: 2194

Japanese adjusted defense: 27

Allied assault odds: 81 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), supply(-)
Attacker: HQ(+)

Japanese ground losses:
1826 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 78 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 21 (3 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
954 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 23 (4 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (9 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Assaulting units:
3rd Marine/B Division
4th USMC Tank Battalion
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
43rd Infantry/A Division
43rd Infantry/B Division
762nd Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry/C Division
Americal Infantry/A Division
3rd Marine/A Division
754th Tank Battalion
185th Infantry Regiment
766th Tank Battalion
1st Arm Amphib Battalion
Americal Infantry/B Division
3rd Marine/C Division
763rd Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry/C Division
108th Infantry Regiment
XIV US Corps
V Amphib Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
225th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
9th Division
65th Brigade
2nd Area Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
11th Tank Regiment


• 240 AV on Yap. Next assault is tomorrow.

• 770 AV on Babeldaob. Next assault is tomorrow.

• Still more than 29,000 enemy on Saipan. Our troops will rest tomorrow and for as long as needed.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya


Philippines


China

• We need to flood this area.
quote:


000001 ASW attack 1944-06-11 81,63 Swatow

ASW attack near Swatow at 81,63

Japanese Ships
SC Ch 6
PC Nire

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish is sighted by escort
Guardfish bottoming out ....
PC Nire fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Nire fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Nire fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Nire attacking submerged sub ....
PC Nire fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


000002 ASW attack 1944-06-11 81,63 Swatow

ASW attack near Swatow at 81,63

Japanese Ships
E Niizaki

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish is sighted by escort
Guardfish bottoming out ....
E Niizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Niizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Niizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Niizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Niizaki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• 3,328 AV between Pegu and Moulmein with more on the way. A few units have Disruption in the teens but most are 10 or less. Next assault tomorrow.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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RE: 1944 June 12 - 2/5/2021 12:00:29 PM   
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From: Argleton
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1944 June 12

INVADED
Amphibious TF 362 unloading at Gebe
INVESTED
Babeldaob

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Allied forces CAPTURE Yap !!!
Allied forces CAPTURE Gebe !!!



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Somebody forgot to order the bombardment at Babeldaob. That's OK, there'll be two next time. Or three.
quote:


000004 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-12 Yap 96,97

Night Naval bombardment of Yap at 96,97

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
BB Pennsylvania
BB Arizona

Japanese ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

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

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Tennessee
BB Tennessee firing at Yap
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Pennsylvania
BB Pennsylvania firing at 47th Naval Guard Unit
BB Arizona firing at Yap



000053 Ground combat 1944-06-12 Babeldaob 90,97

Ground combat at Babeldaob (90,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26010 troops, 376 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 773

Defending force 17758 troops, 136 guns, 113 vehicles, Assault Value = 319

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 407

Japanese adjusted defense: 1239

Allied assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
927 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 69 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1400 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 156 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
32nd Infantry Division
5th Marine Division
5th Pioneer Battalion

Defending units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
Babeldoap Naval Fortress
32nd/B Division
30th Special Base Force
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Base Force
9th Fleet
16th Army
3rd Port Unit


000054 Ground combat 1944-06-12 Yap 96,97

Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7612 troops, 165 guns, 102 vehicles, Assault Value = 244

Defending force 2308 troops, 34 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Allied adjusted assault: 121

Japanese adjusted defense: 9

Allied assault odds: 13 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Yap !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
262 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 22 (20 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
4th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
11th RF Gun Battalion
41st JNAF AF Unit


• 656 AV on Babeldaob. The troops probably need 3 days to recover, although 2 days might suffice. The 32nd Infantry Division has a bit over 30% of infantry squads disabled and I would like to avoid getting a bunch of those destroyed, but I also don't want to drag this operation out too long.

• Yap is ours and the troops will continue assaulting to clear the island.

• Next assault against recalcitrant Imperials on Saipan is tomorrow.

• We have lifted 3 regiments off of Saipan. Base forces are loading at Kusaie Island for Saipan. The base is fully repaired and airfield expansion is beginning.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• The night fighters have arrived and will unload tonight. It would be ironic if the night strikes score their first hit against a ship with night fighters.
quote:


000003 Night Air attack 1944-06-12 66,105 Watampone

Night Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAK Mangola
xAK Lancaster

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp


000005 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-12 Gebe 80,105

Amphibious Assault at Gebe (80,105)

TF 362 troops unloading over beach at Gebe, 80,105

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


000056 Ground combat 1944-06-12 Gebe 80,105

Ground combat at Gebe (80,105)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 183 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

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

Allied adjusted assault: 4

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Gebe !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Assaulting units:
2/4th Ind Coy



Philippines


China

• They seem annoyed at yesterday's success.
quote:


000006 ASW attack 1944-06-12 79,63 Swatow

ASW attack near Swatow at 79,63

Japanese Ships
PC Nire

Allied Ships
SS Grouper, hits 3

SS Grouper is located by PC Nire
PC Nire fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Nire fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Nire attacking submerged sub ....
PC Nire fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Nire fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Got one! And then again!
quote:


000001 Submarine attack 1944-06-12 64,73 Cam Ranh Bay

Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Kogyoku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Escolar

xAK Kogyoku Maru is sighted by SS Escolar
SS Escolar launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kogyoku Maru


000002 Submarine attack 1944-06-12 64,73 Cam Ranh Bay

Submarine attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73

Japanese Ships
xAK Kogyoku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Escolar

xAK Kogyoku Maru is sighted by SS Escolar
SS Escolar launches 2 torpedoes


000007 Sub attack 1944-06-12 51,52 Bassein

Sub attack near Bassein at 51,52

Japanese Ships
SS I-11, hits 2

Allied Ships
BC Renown
BB Prince of Wales
BC Repulse
DD Van Galen
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Norman

SS I-11 launches 6 torpedoes at BC Renown
I-11 diving deep ....
DD Van Galen fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tjerk Hiddes attacking submerged sub ....
DD Norman fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tjerk Hiddes attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tjerk Hiddes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tjerk Hiddes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tjerk Hiddes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tjerk Hiddes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tjerk Hiddes attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tjerk Hiddes cannot reach attack position over SS I-11
DD Tjerk Hiddes is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


000055 Ground combat 1944-06-12 56,54 Moulmein

Ground combat at 56,54 (near Moulmein)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 103883 troops, 1411 guns, 1738 vehicles, Assault Value = 3472

Defending force 27191 troops, 311 guns, 487 vehicles, Assault Value = 866

Allied adjusted assault: 1837

Japanese adjusted defense: 327

Allied assault odds: 5 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
11011 casualties reported
Squads: 280 destroyed, 101 disabled
Non Combat: 238 destroyed, 34 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 89 (58 destroyed, 31 disabled)
Vehicles lost 111 (66 destroyed, 45 disabled)
Units retreated 6

Allied ground losses:
2117 casualties reported
Squads: 88 destroyed, 122 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 31 disabled
Guns lost 48 (10 destroyed, 38 disabled)
Vehicles lost 115 (38 destroyed, 77 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
254th Armoured Brigade
50th Indian Para Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
18th Chinese Corps
17th Australian Brigade
19th Indian Division
29th British Brigade
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
Gardner's Horse Regiment
20th Indian Division
150th RAC Regiment
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
90th Chinese Corps
16th Australian Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
24th Australian Brigade
23rd Indian Division
2nd British Division
49th Chinese Division
2/4th Light AA Regiment
56th Heavy AA Regiment

Defending units:
41st Infantry Regiment
116th Division
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Tank Division
8th Tank Regiment
RTA Cavalry Division
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion


• That was a very nice haul of destroyed enemy devices. I hope we can do that again at Moulmein.

• There are two tiny units remaining in the hex between Pegu and Moulmein. Those will be targeted by bombers just flown into Prome and assaulted by a division with low disruption and a regiment just arrived in hex. Afterwards All units will move for the Moulmein river crossing.

• After that stupid sub attack the carriers surface elements are moving west. After that they will move south to cover the Port Blair assault.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


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RE: 1944 June 12 - 2/5/2021 12:33:46 PM   
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quote:

witpqs: • Somebody forgot to order the bombardment at Babeldaob.


OMG, you didn't hire Cap Mandrake's staff, did you?!

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RE: 1944 June 12 - 2/5/2021 2:12:05 PM   
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I love seeing Force Z in June 1944! very Nice.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: T Rav

I love seeing Force Z in June 1944! very Nice.

I missed that. Looks like he is using them as sub bait ...

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RE: 1944 June 12 - 2/5/2021 8:42:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: T Rav

I love seeing Force Z in June 1944! very Nice.

I missed that. Looks like he is using them as sub bait ...



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RE: 1944 June 13 - 2/5/2021 8:43:18 PM   
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1944 June 13

INVADED

INVESTED
Babeldaob

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Lashio is occupied by the Allies



Overall

• No carrier info.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Both good ground results.
quote:


000004 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-13 Saipan 108,93

Night Naval bombardment of Saipan at 108,93

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Nevada

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

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Mississippi
BB Mississippi firing at 9th Division
BB New Mexico firing at 9th Division
BB Nevada firing at 9th Division



000048 Ground combat 1944-06-13 Saipan 108,93

Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 42457 troops, 698 guns, 1066 vehicles, Assault Value = 1310

Defending force 17718 troops, 86 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 154

Allied adjusted assault: 3352

Japanese adjusted defense: 19

Allied assault odds: 176 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
2894 casualties reported
Squads: 116 destroyed, 57 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 23 (10 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
415 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 13 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (6 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Assaulting units:
185th Infantry Regiment
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
754th Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
4th USMC Tank Battalion
1st Arm Amphib Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
3rd Marine Division
762nd Tank Battalion
249th Field Artillery Battalion
XIV US Corps
V Amphib Corps
225th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
9th Division
65th Brigade
2nd Area Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment


000049 Ground combat 1944-06-13 Yap 96,97

Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7614 troops, 166 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 240

Defending force 2012 troops, 20 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 140

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 28 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
251 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
4th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
47th Naval Guard Unit
11th RF Gun Battalion
41st JNAF AF Unit


000051 Wiped Out 1944-06-13 Yap 96,97

11th RF Gun Battalion Wiped Out at Yap by attrition!!!
41st JNAF AF Unit Wiped Out at Yap by attrition!!!
Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Yap


• 670 AV on Babeldaob. Disruption is quite good so I will give only one more day for Fatigue to recover and whatever squads to become enabled.

• It looks like only the Naval Guard remains on Yap. The assault will continue.

• Likewise the clearing on Saipan will continue, with one division and one tank Bn standing down to recover.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• Lyman is gone.
quote:


000001 ASW attack 1944-06-13 76,99 Manado

ASW attack near Manado at 76,99

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
DE Lyman, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Magazine explodes on DE Lyman
SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Lyman
I-20 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection


000003 Submarine attack 1944-06-13 76,99 Manado

Submarine attack near Manado at 76,99

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
AO Salinas

AO Salinas is sighted by SS I-20
SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes at AO Salinas


• The CVE and cruisers at Manado are putting to sea as their might be enemy warships inbound, hiding in bad weather.


Philippines

• Missed.
quote:


000002 Sub attack 1944-06-13 70,91 Tawi Tawi

Sub attack near Tawi Tawi at 70,91

Japanese Ships
PB Showa Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Bluefish

SS Bluefish launches 2 torpedoes
PB Showa Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Showa Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• The road is cleared.
quote:


000050 Ground combat 1944-06-13 56,54 Moulmein

Ground combat at 56,54 (near Moulmein)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16085 troops, 320 guns, 181 vehicles, Assault Value = 3267

Defending force 125 troops, 7 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 249

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 249 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 22 (22 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Assaulting units:
XV Corps Engineer Battalion
268th Motorised Brigade
255th Indian Tank Brigade
19th Indian Division
20th Indian Division
23rd Indian Division
50th Indian Para Brigade
17th Australian Brigade
254th Armoured Brigade
16th Australian Brigade
29th British Brigade
150th RAC Regiment
24th Australian Brigade
Gardner's Horse Regiment
2nd British Division
18th Chinese Corps
3rd Carabiniers Regiment
90th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Division
56th Heavy AA Regiment
2/4th Light AA Regiment
12th Indian Heavy AA Regiment

Defending units:
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
45th Field AA Battalion


• All except the AA units are now following one infantry unit across the river. The assault crossing should take place in 4 days.

• AA over Moulmein was brutal and cost about a dozen aircraft. Cruisers will bombard those positions tonight.

• Naval assets are moving near to Port Blair tomorrow to support the air drop the following day.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia


Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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quote:

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I love seeing Force Z in June 1944! very Nice.

I missed that. Looks like he is using them as sub bait ...



The only combat report with Force Z recently shows it beating up on a sub. The BB and BCs were the bait.

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RE: 1944 June 14 - 2/6/2021 1:44:22 AM   
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1944 June 14

INVADED

INVESTED
Babeldaob

CHANGED OWNERSHIP



Overall

• Enemy carriers spotted 2 hexes east of Balabac in the Sulu Sea.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii


Pacific

• Yap secured; Progress on Saipan.
quote:


000040 Ground combat 1944-06-14 Saipan 108,93

Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 30162 troops, 493 guns, 860 vehicles, Assault Value = 1298

Defending force 15742 troops, 71 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 69

Allied adjusted assault: 2090

Japanese adjusted defense: 11

Allied assault odds: 190 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
4140 casualties reported
Squads: 211 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 148 destroyed, 48 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 20 (20 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 38 (38 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
319 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 14 (4 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (3 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
763rd Tank Battalion
43rd Infantry Division
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
4th USMC Tank Battalion
185th Infantry Regiment
754th Tank Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
1st Arm Amphib Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
XIV US Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
V Amphib Corps
225th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
9th Division
65th Brigade
2nd Area Army


000041 Ground combat 1944-06-14 Yap 96,97

Ground combat at Yap (96,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7594 troops, 166 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 238

Defending force 1074 troops, 8 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 152

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 152 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
140 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
4th Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
47th Naval Guard Unit


000042 surrounded 1944-06-14 Saipan 108,93

Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Saipan
000043 Wiped Out 1944-06-14 Yap 96,97

47th Naval Guard Unit Wiped Out at Yap by attrition!!!


• Units attacking on Saipan will rotate as needed tomorrow.

• 699 AV on Babeldaob. Assault tomorrow with 3x battleship TF's bombarding.

• The fleet carriers will join up and be just NW of Peleliu/Babeldaob tomorrow, positioning for a possible engagement with the enemy carriers now in the Sulu Sea.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• The CVE and cruisers now south of Manado will move farther south tomorrow in case the enemy carriers move into the Celebes Sea.

• the transports on the way into Manado with a base force will hold back.


Philippines

• Enemy carriers spotted 2 hexes east of Balabac in the Sulu Sea. This explains a contact yesterday which in heavy weather was ambiguous and could have been a surface group. It is an ASW group sweeping the northern end of the Celebes Sea.


China


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• Good operation; repeat tomorrow.
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000001 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-14 Moulmein 55,55

Night Naval bombardment of Moulmein at 55,55

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
CA Cumberland
CA London

Japanese ground losses:
139 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Manpower hits 1
Fires 371
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8
Port fuel hits 2

CA Exeter firing at 5th Division
CA Cumberland firing at 5th Division
CA London firing at Moulmein


• The ground units made 10 miles toward Moulmein, so it looks as though the river crossing will be 4 days from now.

• The Port Blair air drop will be made tomorrow. B-24's will support the assault as will a cruiser bombardment. the Battleships will not bombard as they must protect the cruisers from enemy warships about 10 hexes away just NW of Phuket.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• Lots of ASW around.
quote:


000002 ASW attack 1944-06-14 99,65 Amami Oshima

ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 99,65

Japanese Ships
E No.15

Allied Ships
SS Silversides, hits 2

SS Silversides is located by E No.15
Silversides diving deep ....
E No.15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.15 attacking submerged sub ....
E No.15 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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Port Stanley is off-map. Another port perhaps?

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Port Stanley is off-map. Another port perhaps?

Doh!

Port Blair. Fixed.

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RE: 1944 June 15 - 2/7/2021 11:58:33 AM   
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1944 June 15

INVADED
Amphibious TF 362 offshore of Kofiau
INVESTED
Babeldaob

CHANGED OWNERSHIP
Allied forces CAPTURE Port Blair !!!



Overall

• Enemy carriers are 6 hexes NW of Miri in the South China Sea.


West Coast USA, Alaska, Hawaii

• CV Franklin completed repairs and upgrades.


Pacific

• I think Babeldaob is cracking.
quote:


000002 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-15 Babeldaob 90,97

Night Naval bombardment of Babeldaob at 90,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey
BB Iowa
BB Indiana
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 1

Japanese ground losses:
506 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 13
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

BB New Jersey firing at Babeldaob
BB Iowa firing at Babeldaob
BB Indiana firing at Babeldaob
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB South Dakota
BB South Dakota firing at Babeldoap Naval Fortress
Babeldoap Naval Fortress firing at BB South Dakota


000004 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-15 Babeldaob 90,97

Night Naval bombardment of Babeldaob at 90,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
BB Colorado
BB Maryland

Japanese ground losses:
295 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 6
Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 1

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB West Virginia
BB West Virginia firing at 32nd/B Division
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Colorado
BB Colorado firing at Babeldaob
BB Maryland firing at Babeldoap Naval Fortress
Babeldoap Naval Fortress firing at BB Maryland


000005 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-15 Babeldaob 90,97

Night Naval bombardment of Babeldaob at 90,97 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied Ships
BB Alabama
BB Massachusetts
BB Washington
BB North Carolina

Japanese ground losses:
380 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 3
Port hits 1

BB Alabama firing at Babeldoap Naval Fortress
Babeldoap Naval Fortress firing at BB Alabama
BB Massachusetts firing at Babeldaob
BB Washington firing at Babeldoap Naval Fortress
BB North Carolina firing at Babeldaob



000051 Ground combat 1944-06-15 Saipan 108,93

Ground combat at Saipan (108,93)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28111 troops, 493 guns, 489 vehicles, Assault Value = 1283

Defending force 10502 troops, 51 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 1750

Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 350 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
6194 casualties reported
Squads: 230 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 152 destroyed, 61 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 31 (31 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
3rd Marine Division
1st Arm Amphib Battalion
766th Tank Battalion
34th Cmbt Engineer Regiment
43rd Infantry Division
185th Infantry Regiment
4th USMC Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
754th Tank Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
762nd Tank Battalion
V Amphib Corps
XIV US Corps
249th Field Artillery Battalion
225th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
9th Division
65th Brigade


000052 Ground combat 1944-06-15 Babeldaob 90,97

Ground combat at Babeldaob (90,97)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25498 troops, 374 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 702

Defending force 16225 troops, 129 guns, 111 vehicles, Assault Value = 256

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Allied adjusted assault: 364

Japanese adjusted defense: 1049

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
715 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
515 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 120 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 16 (2 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Assaulting units:
32nd Infantry Division
5th Marine Division
5th Pioneer Battalion

Defending units:
1st Formosa Inf. Regiment
32nd/B Division
9th Fleet
3rd Base Force
16th Army
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Babeldoap Naval Fortress
30th Special Base Force
3rd Port Unit


000055 Wiped Out 1944-06-15 Saipan 108,93

65th Brigade Wiped Out at Saipan by attrition!!!
Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Saipan


• 622 AV on Babeldaob. The troops will need a few days to recover, but that will allow for rebuilding of AV anyway. The 32nd ID infantry is plenty hurt.

• Only one enemy unit remains on Saipan, with more than 12,000 troops. Most of our units assault tomorrow.

• Engineers are 2 or 3 days out from Yap.


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


DEI, Dutch New Guinea, Borneo, Malaya

• The grind continues.
quote:


000007 Amphibious Assault 1944-06-15 Kofiau 80,106

Amphibious Assault at Kofiau (80,106)

TF 362 troops unloading over beach at Kofiau, 80,106

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


• The first two night fighter groups are making ready. Other squadrons are still pending unloading.


Philippines


China

• Enemy carriers are 6 hexes NW of Miri in the South China Sea.


India, Burma, Thailand, Indochina

• We're getting short of escorts for the upcoming Sabang operation.
quote:


000001 Night Time Surface Combat 1944-06-15 46,59 Port Blair

Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,59, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami
CA Kinugasa
CA Kako
CL Noshiro
CL Tenryu
CL Yubari
DD Kiyonami
DD Okinami
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Arashi, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Schroeder
DD Sigsbee, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Stevens, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage

Reduced sighting due to 28% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 28% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Clark, A.H. crosses the 'T'
CL Tenryu collides with CL Noshiro at 46 , 59
DD Okinami engages DD Stevens at 8,000 yards
DD Stevens engages CA Kinugasa at 8,000 yards
DD Stevens engages CA Mogami at 8,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stevens at 8,000 yards
DD Stevens engages DD Arashi at 8,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Stevens at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Schroeder engages DD Okinami at 6,000 yards
DD Schroeder engages DD Okinami at 6,000 yards
DD Sigsbee engages DD Kiyonami at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CA Kako engages DD Schroeder at 5,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Stevens at 5,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Stevens at 5,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stevens at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Sigsbee at 3,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Stevens at 3,000 yards
DD Stevens engages DD Arashi at 3,000 yards
Clark, A.H. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CA Kako engages DD Stevens at 5,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Sigsbee at 5,000 yards
DD Schroeder engages DD Kiyonami at 5,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Stevens at 5,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages DD Stevens at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA Kako engages DD Stevens at 8,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Sigsbee at 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Stevens at 8,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages DD Stevens at 8,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Stevens at 8,000 yards
DD Stevens engages DD Kiyonami at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Stevens engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Stevens at 12,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Stevens at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000003 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-15 Moulmein 55,55

Night Naval bombardment of Moulmein at 55,55

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
CA Cumberland
CA London

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

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 7
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

CA Exeter firing at 116th Division
CA Cumberland firing at 116th Division
CA London firing at Moulmein


000006 Night Naval bombardment 1944-06-15 Port Blair 46,58

Night Naval bombardment of Port Blair at 46,58

Allied Ships
CA Cornwall
CA Shropshire
CL Kenya

Japanese ground losses:
232 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 13
Port hits 8
Port supply hits 2

CA Cornwall firing at Port Blair
Seagull V acting as spotter for CA Shropshire
CA Shropshire firing at Port Blair
CL Kenya firing at Port Blair



000008 Day Time Surface Combat 1944-06-15 46,58 Port Blair

Day Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 4 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Shell hits 4, on fire
CA Kinugasa, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
CA Kako, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
CL Noshiro, Shell hits 8, and is sunk
CL Tenryu, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
CL Yubari, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
DD Kiyonami, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Okinami
DD Amatsukaze
DD Arashi, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
BC Repulse, Shell hits 8
BC Renown, Shell hits 6
DD Nestor, Shell hits 15, and is sunk
DD Napier, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Nizam, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Norman, Shell hits 1
DD Tjerk Hiddes, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
DD Van Galen, Shell hits 7, on fire, heavy damage

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Tenryu at 18,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Kinugasa at 18,000 yards
CA Mogami engages BB Prince of Wales at 18,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Yubari at 18,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 18,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Noshiro at 18,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 18,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages DD Kiyonami at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Kako at 14,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CL Tenryu at 14,000 yards
DD Van Galen engages DD Amatsukaze at 14,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Tenryu at 14,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Okinami at 14,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Nizam at 14,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Napier at 14,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Kiyonami at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Kako engages BB Prince of Wales at 11,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 11,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Mogami at 11,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Van Galen at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 11,000 yards
DD Norman engages CL Noshiro at 11,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Nizam at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Nizam at 11,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Nizam at 11,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages BB Prince of Wales at 10,000 yards
BC Renown engages CL Tenryu at 10,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 10,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Van Galen at 10,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages DD Okinami at 10,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DD Norman at 10,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Nizam at 10,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Napier at 10,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Norman at 10,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Van Galen at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages BB Prince of Wales at 8,000 yards
BC Renown engages CL Tenryu at 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 8,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Van Galen at 8,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Tenryu at 8,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CL Noshiro at 8,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Arashi at 8,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Napier at 8,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Nestor at 8,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Nestor at 8,000 yards
CA Kako engages DD Nestor at 8,000 yards
CA Kinugasa engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 8,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Mogami at 8,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 8,000 yards
CL Tenryu engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 8,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DD Norman at 8,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Kiyonami at 8,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Arashi at 8,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Nestor at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Kako engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 10,000 yards
BC Renown engages CA Mogami at 10,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 10,000 yards
CL Tenryu sunk by BC Repulse at 10,000 yards
Massive explosion on DD Tjerk Hiddes
CL Noshiro engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 10,000 yards
DD Van Galen engages DD Arashi at 10,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Arashi at 10,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Okinami at 10,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Kiyonami at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Mogami at 13,000 yards
CA Mogami engages BC Renown at 13,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CL Yubari at 13,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes sunk by CL Noshiro at 13,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Van Galen at 13,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Van Galen at 13,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Napier at 13,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Nestor at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Kako at 11,000 yards
BC Renown engages CA Kako at 11,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Nestor at 11,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DD Nestor at 11,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Norman at 11,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Nizam at 11,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Napier at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages BB Prince of Wales at 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages BC Renown at 8,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Napier at 8,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Noshiro at 8,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Norman at 8,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Nizam at 8,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Okinami at 8,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Nestor at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Kako engages BB Prince of Wales at 10,000 yards
Massive explosion on DD Nizam
DD Nizam sunk by CA Mogami at 10,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DD Van Galen at 10,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Kiyonami at 10,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Nestor at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Kako engages BB Prince of Wales at 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Nestor at 8,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CL Noshiro at 8,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Noshiro at 8,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Arashi at 8,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Amatsukaze at 8,000 yards
DD Van Galen engages DD Okinami at 8,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CL Noshiro at 8,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Nestor at 8,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Nestor at 8,000 yards
CL Noshiro engages DD Van Galen at 8,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Norman at 8,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Amatsukaze at 8,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Nestor at 8,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Kiyonami at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Kako at 9,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Nestor at 9,000 yards
CA Kako engages BC Repulse at 9,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Arashi at 9,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Amatsukaze at 9,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Nestor at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Kako engages BB Prince of Wales at 10,000 yards
BC Renown engages CL Yubari at 10,000 yards
CL Yubari sunk by BC Repulse at 10,000 yards
CL Noshiro sunk by BC Repulse at 10,000 yards
DD Kiyonami engages DD Norman at 10,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Napier at 10,000 yards
DD Nestor sunk by DD Arashi at 10,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Kiyonami at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Kako sunk by BB Prince of Wales at 11,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Mogami at 11,000 yards
DD Van Galen engages DD Okinami at 11,000 yards
DD Van Galen engages DD Okinami at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Napier at 15,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Napier at 15,000 yards
DD Van Galen engages DD Amatsukaze at 15,000 yards
DD Okinami engages DD Norman at 15,000 yards
DD Norman engages DD Arashi at 15,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Napier at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
BB Prince of Wales engages CA Mogami at 23,000 yards
BC Renown engages CA Mogami at 23,000 yards
BC Repulse engages CA Mogami at 23,000 yards
CA Mogami engages DD Napier at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
DD Arashi collides with DD Amatsukaze at 46 , 58
BC Repulse engages CA Mogami at 28,000 yards
BC Renown engages CA Mogami at 28,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Amatsukaze at 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000009 Day Time Surface Combat 1944-06-15 46,58 Port Blair

Day Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,58, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Kiyonami, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Amatsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Arashi, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BC Repulse
BC Renown
DD Napier, heavy fires

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Norman, H.G. crosses the 'T'
BC Renown engages DD Arashi at 20,000 yards
BC Renown engages DD Arashi at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
BC Renown engages DD Arashi at 19,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Amatsukaze at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BC Renown engages DD Arashi at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
BC Renown engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
BC Repulse engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Amatsukaze at 12,000 yards
Norman, H.G. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Napier at 10,000 yards
DD Napier engages DD Amatsukaze at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
BC Renown engages DD Amatsukaze at 16,000 yards
DD Amatsukaze engages DD Napier at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
BC Renown engages DD Arashi at 23,000 yards
BC Renown engages DD Amatsukaze at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards
BC Renown engages DD Arashi at 29,000 yards
BC Renown engages DD Amatsukaze at 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...


000042 Morning Air attack 1944-06-15 46,58 Port Blair

Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 46,58

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
Avenger II x 12
Seafire IIC x 2
Martlet II x 7
Martlet IV x 3
Wildcat V x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Amatsukaze, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Kiyonami, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Avenger II launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo


000053 Ground combat 1944-06-15 Port Blair 46,58

Ground combat at Port Blair (46,58)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 473 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 38

Defending force 793 troops, 8 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 7

Allied adjusted assault: 14

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 14 to 1 (fort level 0)

Allied forces CAPTURE Port Blair !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
23rd LRP Bde /1

Defending units:
25th JAAF AF Bn


000054 Wiped Out 1944-06-15 Port Blair 46,58

25th JAAF AF Bn Wiped Out at Port Blair by attrition!!!


• Can't afford to win many battles like that one. In fact, most of the IJN ships looked just fine when almost the entire RN line was smoking. I have a feeling that DD Okinami evaded detection and escaped with CA Mogami after the battle.

• Our damaged ships will clear the area; all are heading to Colombo. POW will probably head to Cape Town because Colombo is plenty busy and will be more so when Repulse and Renown pull in with their much lesser damage extents.

• An engineering unit is loading at Madras to repair and expand Port Blair's airfield. Meanwhile a small base force is boarding transport aircraft at Calcutta to brave the modestly damaged runways, although the radar and perhaps some other equipment will have to move by ship. A larger base force is boarding ships at Bombay.

• 20 miles covered, 3 days from now until the river will be crossed into Moulmein.

• Three Bde's have crossed the river NW of Chiang Mai and are now adjacent to that place and closing. About 14,000 enemy troops present plus a Bde or Rgt to the west. A fourth Bde will cross the river in a few days and initially be charged with keeping the LOC open.


Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Russia

• This AO just wanted to participate.
quote:


000010 ASW attack 1944-06-15 88,62 Taihoku

ASW attack near Taihoku at 88,62

Japanese Ships
E No.5
E No.11

Allied Ships
SS Guardfish

SS Guardfish is located by E No.5
E No.11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
E No.11 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



Complete combat report attached.

Attachment (1)

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RE: 1944 June 15 - 2/7/2021 2:35:26 PM   
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Great progress that turn!

I think you are right about Babeldaob cracking; you don't get that many destroyed devices in naval bombardments unless there is a very high % disabled in the units.

On Saipan, that last remaining unit is an Army HQ, and it probably has almost all of its support squads disabled. Note the 61 disabled support squads in the CR, while all the other categories were destroyed only.

That battle was tough on your DDs but even tougher on his cruisers. How many times does a player get to sink two IJN CAs and three CLs in one go?! I suspect that TF was trying to take on your CAs and CLs that were bombarding Pt. Blair. Good thing it ran into Force Z first. Your cruisers should now have an uncontested playing field off Burma, methinks.

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Great progress that turn!

I think you are right about Babeldaob cracking; you don't get that many destroyed devices in naval bombardments unless there is a very high % disabled in the units.

On Saipan, that last remaining unit is an Army HQ, and it probably has almost all of its support squads disabled. Note the 61 disabled support squads in the CR, while all the other categories were destroyed only.

That battle was tough on your DDs but even tougher on his cruisers. How many times does a player get to sink two IJN CAs and three CLs in one go?! I suspect that TF was trying to take on your CAs and CLs that were bombarding Pt. Blair. Good thing it ran into Force Z first. Your cruisers should now have an uncontested playing field off Burma, methinks.

I didn't know 9th Division is an HQ. The Allies have a few that are also weirdly named like that.

I figure he thought there was going to be an amphibious landing at Port Blair and the cruisers were sent to engage the transports. I faked 'em out!

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Excellent surface combat there. Have POW and the R BCs had substantial upgrades at this point or are they similar to what they began in '41? They seemed to perform very well. I don't know about the IJN mixing CAs and CLs. I've found that it never works for me. The CL's seem to just get in the way. In fact, they seem pretty useless to me. I only use them as a lead for some slower DD TFs or in Fast Transport TFs.

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RE: 1944 June 15 - 2/7/2021 6:03:26 PM   
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Excellent surface combat there. Have POW and the R BCs had substantial upgrades at this point or are they similar to what they began in '41? They seemed to perform very well. I don't know about the IJN mixing CAs and CLs. I've found that it never works for me. The CL's seem to just get in the way. In fact, they seem pretty useless to me. I only use them as a lead for some slower DD TFs or in Fast Transport TFs.

All of those ships were up to date with upgrades/refits. POW was doing well until a torpedo struck home, I think she took some additional shell hits after that.

I didn't track it super closely, but it seemed like all the IJN cruisers got good hits on Allied ships. I agree about separating ships as you say and that usually works out better for me, but this time the mix seemed to work well for Japan.

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RE: 1944 June 15 - 2/7/2021 6:04:39 PM   
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I wonder if those 3 Fltchers on surface picket duty intercepting the IJN group first did some good by using up ammo?

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