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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 10/26/2019 12:39:39 AM   
Mundy


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Oz is out of the way. They'll all slated eventually for the Philippines

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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 11/6/2019 12:25:31 AM   
Mundy


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07 July 1943
I'm dealing with KB sitting offshore of Marcus and raiding. My Wildcats there are putting up a decent fight, but wearing down badly. Yamato also showed up the previous turn, but did amazingly little damage. I have two convoys a day or two away waiting to sail in and resupply the base.

KB started pushing its luck, however as I've been funneling subs into the area. Finally got lucky.

7/2
quote:

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 124,83

Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku, Torpedo hits 1
BB Hiei
BB Kongo
CA Haguro
CA Tone
CLAA Tatsuta
DD Niizuki
DD Hatsuzuki

Allied Ships
SS Albacore

SS Albacore launches 6 torpedoes at CV Zuikaku
Albacore diving deep ....
DD Niizuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatsuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Niizuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Niizuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Niizuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Niizuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


7/4
quote:

Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 118,78

Japanese Ships
CV Zuikaku, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
CA Kumano
CA Chokai
CLAA Tatsuta
DD Hatsukaze
DD Oyashio
DD Kuroshio

Allied Ships
SS Gato

SS Gato launches 4 torpedoes at CV Zuikaku
DD Hatsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Oyashio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kuroshio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuroshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


I think there's a chance Zuikaku may not make it back. We'll see. They're slowly departing the area.

I've got probably 3 fleet carriers and 3 CVLs showing up within the month.

Now that I've offloaded troops from Pearl, supply there is stabilizing and I'm at 900K now. Once my new carriers arrive, I plan to kick off my Marianas invasion. Lots of support forces and planes at Pearl will ship off for this as well. I've also got 6-7 CVEs to accompany the affair. If KB wants to fight, I can bring it. Once the land based air gets established there, it'll be a very tough nut to crack. Lots of Jugs and Corsairs will be established.

< Message edited by Mundy -- 3/11/2020 6:13:32 PM >


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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 11/12/2019 8:58:29 PM   
Mundy


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14 July 1943

Still waiting to re-supply Marcus, as Yamato keeps coming back to bombard. Fortunately, I have oilers with my supply ships to keep them up.

Getting my carriers rounded up. CVLs Princeton and Belleau Wood will be on-map from Panama in 6 days. CV Reprisal will be on in 7. Once I get all my transports rounded up/repaired, I'll kick my invasion off. None of the Iowas are due until 1944.

I've been bombing Ponape daily from the Marshalls with all the 4-engined bombers I have there. This turn, he finally moved some Nicks and Georges to fight back. B-25s took the most hits.

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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 3/11/2020 6:41:08 PM   
Mundy


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26 August 1943

Wow, I thought more than a month and a half of game time went by before my last post.

We were out for some time, as Steve's computer decided to die. I was getting AAR burnout, too. These seem to be more work than the actual game.

After lots of nothing and some fruitless attempts to re-supply Marcus, I kicked off my Marianas invasion. We're about 4 days into this affair.

His carriers and some surface groups must have started reasonably near. I was unseen until I passed Marcus. Some of his subs, I think had spotting planes aboard, which gave the show away. Still, he might have thought I was re-supplying there, before I proceeded on.

My carriers started striking on the 23rd. The sticky point, is that he's kept his carriers next to Saipan, so they got a boost from the heavy fighter presence there. Over the course of a few days, my bombers have taken massive losses. I did get enough hits on his carriers. Much of his carrier force seems to be composed of CVEs and CVL, with a smattering of fleet carriers.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 109,94

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 14
A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen x 26
A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 23
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 182
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 120
N1K1J George-Shiden x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 7
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 8

Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 11
F4F-4 Wildcat x 36
FM-1 Wildcat x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 104
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 76
SBD-5 Dauntless x 52
TBF-1 Avenger x 227

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen: 3 destroyed
A6M3a Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 3 destroyed
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 2 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet IV: 2 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
FM-1 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 10 destroyed, 14 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 destroyed by flak
SBD-5 Dauntless: 6 destroyed, 3 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 25 destroyed, 19 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Hiyo, Torpedo hits 1
CVE Taiyo, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Junyo
CV Shokaku, Bomb hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
CV Taiho, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires
DD Sagiri
CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 1
CV Akagi, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CL Yubari
CV Soryu
CL Oyodo
CVE Hosho, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
CVE Chuyo
CVL Ryuho
CVE Unyo, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DD Minazuki
CLAA Tatsuta
DD Hatsukaze
CA Mikuma
DD Akatsuki

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
14 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
14 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
18 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
11 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
7 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
17 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
11 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
17 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
9 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
8 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
10 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
10 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
252 Ku S-1' with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
253 Ku S-1' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
801 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
202 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
452 Ku S-1~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
802 Ku S-1'~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Yokosuka Ku S-1/A with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Yokosuka Ku S-1/B with A6M3a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
261 Ku S-1~ with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 26000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 26000.
Raid is overhead
281 Ku S-1~/A with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
6th Ku S-1'~/B with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
251 Ku S-1 Det A' with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
251 Ku S-1 Det B' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det A' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det B' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Unyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Unyo
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Taiyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Shokaku
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Shokaku class CV
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Hosho


quote:

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 108,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 7
F4F-4 Wildcat x 29
FM-1 Wildcat x 14
F6F-3 Hellcat x 91
SBD-5 Dauntless x 21
TBF-1 Avenger x 11

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki
DD Oshio
DD Tanikaze, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
11 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Tanikaze


quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 107,93

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 16
A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen x 24
A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 20
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 169
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 110
N1K1J George-Shiden x 10
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 1

Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 7
F4F-4 Wildcat x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 91
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 40
SBD-5 Dauntless x 34
TBF-1 Avenger x 120

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 10 destroyed, 7 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 7 destroyed, 6 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 35 destroyed, 28 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Junyo
CV Hiyo, Bomb hits 10, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Chuyo, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Ryujo, Bomb hits 1
CVL Zuiho, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
CA Kako
CVL Shoho
CL Agano
CVL Ryuho, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Susuzuki
CL Oyodo
CA Tone
DD Kagero
CVE Unyo, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Oyashio

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
11 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
13 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
12 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
2 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
4 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
6 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
9 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
3 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
7 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
1 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
1 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
252 Ku S-1' with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (4 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
253 Ku S-1' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
281 Ku S-1~/A with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (7 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Zuiho-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
50th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
63rd Sentai~ with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank-Hayate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
201 Ku S-1Det'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Yokosuka Ku S-1/A with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
801 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
452 Ku S-1~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
802 Ku S-1'~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1~ with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-1/B with A6M3a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
6th Ku S-1'~/B with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Chuyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Ryuho
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Zuiho
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Unyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese CV


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 107,93

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 11
A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen x 24
A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 16
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 152
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 86
N1K1J George-Shiden x 5
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 14
FM-1 Wildcat x 14
TBF-1 Avenger x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 5 destroyed
FM-1 Wildcat: 4 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 24 destroyed

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
201 Ku S-1Det'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
252 Ku S-1' with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
24 planes vectored on to bombers
253 Ku S-1' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 33220.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
801 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 57 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
452 Ku S-1~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 6680 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
802 Ku S-1'~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1~ with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-1/B with A6M3a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
281 Ku S-1~/A with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
6th Ku S-1'~/B with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (4 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
251 Ku S-1 Det A' with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 7931.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 Det B' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 107,93

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 8
A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen x 23
A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 16
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 143
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 80
N1K1J George-Shiden x 3
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
201 Ku S-1Det'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Raid is overhead
252 Ku S-1' with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
253 Ku S-1' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (19 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 24151.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 85 minutes
801 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
202 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
452 Ku S-1~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
802 Ku S-1'~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Raid is overhead
261 Ku S-1~ with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Raid is overhead
Yokosuka Ku S-1/B with A6M3a Zero-Reisen (3 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
281 Ku S-1~/A with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
6th Ku S-1'~/B with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (10 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
251 Ku S-1 Det A' with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
202 Ku S-1 Det B' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
Shoho-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Soryu-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 107,93

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 11
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 108
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 78
N1K1J George-Shiden x 18
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 14
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 12

Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 8
F4F-4 Wildcat x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 80
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 25
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18
TBF-1 Avenger x 31

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 2 destroyed
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet IV: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 11 destroyed, 5 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 8 destroyed, 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 15 destroyed, 4 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CVL Shoho
CL Agano
CVL Zuiho, on fire, heavy damage
CVL Ryujo
CS Chiyoda

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
4 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-5 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb
2 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(16 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 16 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
281 Ku S-1~/A with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
50th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
63rd Sentai~ with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank-Hayate (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
201 Ku S-1Det'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
252 Ku S-1' with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (4 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
253 Ku S-1' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Yokosuka Ku S-1/A with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1~ with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 Det A' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 Det B' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Zuiho


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 107,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 3
A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen x 24
A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 18
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 101
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 67

Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 8
F4F-4 Wildcat x 12
F6F-3 Hellcat x 34
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 3
TBF-1 Avenger x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen: 2 destroyed
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet IV: 4 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 3 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 12 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CLAA Tenryu

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

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
801 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
452 Ku S-1~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
802 Ku S-1'~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
261 Ku S-1~ with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
Raid is overhead
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 33220.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 33220.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 Det A' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 Det B' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (3 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 107,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 3
A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen x 15
A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 15
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 93
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 62

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 45
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 4
SBD-5 Dauntless x 4
TBF-1 Avenger x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen: 2 destroyed
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 2 destroyed
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 8 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb, 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
19 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
801 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
452 Ku S-1~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
802 Ku S-1'~ with A6M2-N Rufe-iSuisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
261 Ku S-1~ with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
29 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 Det A' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 Det B' with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
202 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
Shoho-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
Taiho-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
Soryu-1 with A6M5a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
22 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
Junyo-1 with A6M3a Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
Ryujo-1 with A6M5 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers


CV Taiho appears to be a confirmed kill, along with 3 CVEs. Several others took a goodly amount of damage. Soryu[/i} seems to luck out a lot.

Lots of mainly inconclusive surface battles also went on.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,93, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
BB Hiei
DD Naganami, on fire
DD Umikaze, heavy fires

Allied Ships
DD Meade
DD Hughes
AE Pyro
xAK Antares"
xAK San Angelo
xAK San Felipe
xAK Maine
xAK Vermont
xAK Admiral Gove
xAK Admiral Williams
xAK West Planter
xAK Ernest Meyer
xAK City of Elwood
xAK Jeff Davis
xAK Potter
xAK Wind Rush
xAK Hurricane
xAK Clevedon
xAK Sataria
xAK Dellwood
xAK Lipscomb Lykes
xAK American Star

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


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ight Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 1
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 4
DD Akizuki
DD Teruzuki
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Shigure
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
DD Porter, Shell hits 2
DD Selfridge, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Balch, Shell hits 1
DD Clark, Shell hits 2, on fire


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 35% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 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
DD Clark engages DD Akizuki at 12,000 yards
DD Balch engages DD Akizuki at 12,000 yards
DD Balch engages DD Hatsuharu at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Porter at 12,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages DD Clark at 12,000 yards
DD Balch engages DD Akizuki at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Clark engages BB Mutsu at 7,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Balch at 7,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages DD Shiratsuyu at 7,000 yards
DD Porter engages DD Hatsuharu at 7,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Porter at 7,000 yards
Allison F. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Clark engages BB Mutsu at 5,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Balch at 5,000 yards
DD Porter engages DD Hatsuharu at 5,000 yards
DD Porter engages DD Shigure at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD Selfridge at 5,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Clark at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Clark at 6,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Clark at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Porter at 6,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Porter at 6,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Balch at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Clark at 8,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Balch at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Selfridge at 8,000 yards
DD Porter engages DD Teruzuki at 8,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Selfridge at 8,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Balch at 8,000 yards
Allison F. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Clark at 11,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Balch at 11,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages DD Hatsuharu at 11,000 yards
DD Porter engages DD Akizuki at 11,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Selfridge at 11,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages DD Akizuki at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Clark at 13,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Clark at 13,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Selfridge at 13,000 yards
DD Porter engages DD Hatsuharu at 13,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages DD Akizuki at 13,000 yards
Allison F. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 12,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Clark at 12,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Selfridge at 12,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Porter at 12,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages DD Hatsuzuki at 12,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages DD Akizuki at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Clark at 13,000 yards
DD Balch engages DD Shigure at 13,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Clark at 13,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Porter at 13,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Selfridge at 13,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages DD Clark at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
DD Akizuki
DD Teruzuki
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Shigure
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 1
CA San Francisco
CA Quincy
CA Vincennes
DD Bache
DD Beale
DD Bennett
DD Braine


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 35% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo crosses the 'T'
BB Mutsu engages CA Vincennes at 9,000 yards
BB Nagato engages CA Vincennes at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Hatsuharu at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Braine at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD Braine at 9,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Teruzuki at 9,000 yards
DD Bache engages DD Hatsuzuki at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CA Minneapolis at 7,000 yards
BB Nagato engages CA Minneapolis at 7,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Hatsuharu at 7,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Teruzuki at 7,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Braine at 7,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages DD Bennett at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Beale at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD Bache at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CA San Francisco at 8,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Hatsuzuki at 8,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Teruzuki at 8,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Teruzuki at 8,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Teruzuki at 8,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages DD Bennett at 8,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Hatsuharu at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD Bache at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Nagato engages CA Vincennes at 11,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Teruzuki at 11,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Hatsuharu at 11,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Teruzuki at 11,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Braine at 11,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Bennett at 11,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Teruzuki at 11,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Akizuki at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages DD Shiratsuyu at 12,000 yards
BB Nagato engages CA Minneapolis at 12,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Hatsuharu at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Akizuki at 12,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Bache at 12,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD Braine at 12,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages DD Bache at 12,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages DD Bache at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu
DD Akizuki
DD Teruzuki
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Shigure
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
AM Starling, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
AM Swallow, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
AM Heed, Shell hits 3, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 35% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages AM Heed at 11,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages AM Swallow at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages AM Heed at 11,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages AM Heed at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
AM Swallow sunk by BB Mutsu at 13,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages AM Starling at 13,000 yards
AM Heed sunk by BB Mutsu at 13,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages AM Starling at 13,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages AM Starling at 13,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages AM Starling at 13,000 yards
AM Starling sunk by BB Nagato at 13,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 2
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 2
DD Akizuki
DD Teruzuki
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Shigure
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
DD Farenholt, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Barton, Shell hits 3
APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Ward
APD Chew
APD Schley
APD Colhoun
APD Gregory
APD Little
APD McKean
APD Stringham
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Talbot
APD Kennison
APD Crane
APD Kilty
APD Humphreys
APD Sands, Shell hits 1
APD Rathburne
APD Dickerson
APA Elmore, Shell hits 2, on fire
APA Fayette, Shell hits 7, heavy fires
AK Albireo
AKA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Alhena, Shell hits 1
AKA Alchiba
AKA Algorab
AKA Alcyone
AKA Thuban
AKA Virgo
AKA Centarus
AKA Almaack
AKA Aquarius
AKA Mercury
APA Doyen, Shell hits 2
APA Feland, Shell hits 1, on fire
AP Republic~
AP President Fillmore~
AP President Tyler~
LSI(M) Prince Henry~
LSI(M) Prince David~
LSI(L) Kanimbla, Shell hits 1
LSI(L) Glenstrae
LSI(L) Denbighshire, Shell hits 1
AP Ernest Hinds~+
APA President Van Buren, Shell hits 7, on fire

Allied ground losses:
149 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 35% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Barton at 10,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Barton at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages APA President Van Buren at 10,000 yards
DD Shigure engages APA Feland at 10,000 yards
BB Nagato engages APA Fayette at 10,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages DD Barton at 10,000 yards
DD Shigure engages LSI(L) Denbighshire at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages LSI(L) Kanimbla at 10,000 yards
BB Nagato engages APD Schley at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Barton at 6,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages DD Farenholt at 6,000 yards
DD Shigure engages APA President Van Buren at 6,000 yards
DD Barton engages DD Shigure at 6,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages APA Doyen at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD Barton at 6,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages DD Barton at 6,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Barton at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Barton at 5,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Barton at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages APA President Van Buren at 5,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Barton at 5,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages APA Doyen at 5,000 yards
BB Nagato engages APA Fayette at 5,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Barton at 5,000 yards
BB Nagato engages APD Humphreys at 5,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages APD Talbot at 5,000 yards
DD Shigure engages AP Republic~ at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Barton engages DD Shigure at 2,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Barton at 2,000 yards
DD Farenholt engages DD Hatsuharu at 2,000 yards
DD Farenholt engages DD Shigure at 2,000 yards
DD Barton engages DD Shiratsuyu at 2,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages APA Fayette at 2,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages APA Elmore at 2,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Farenholt at 2,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages APD Sands at 2,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages APD Dent at 2,000 yards
BB Nagato engages APD Waters at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Barton at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD Farenholt at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages APA President Van Buren at 4,000 yards
DD Shigure engages APA President Van Buren at 4,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages APA Doyen at 4,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages APA Fayette at 4,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Farenholt at 4,000 yards
DD Shigure engages AKA Alhena at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages DD Barton at 7,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Barton at 7,000 yards
DD Shigure engages APA President Van Buren at 7,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Farenholt at 7,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages APA Doyen at 7,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages APA Fayette at 7,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages APA Elmore at 7,000 yards
BB Nagato engages APD Litchfield at 7,000 yards
DD Shigure engages AP President Tyler~ at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
AKA Algorab collides with APD McKean at 109 , 94
DD Teruzuki engages DD Barton at 8,000 yards
BB Nagato engages DD Barton at 8,000 yards
DD Shigure engages APA President Van Buren at 8,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato, Shell hits 1
BB Mutsu, Shell hits 13, on fire, heavy damage
DD Akizuki
DD Teruzuki, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
DD Hatsuzuki, Shell hits 1
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Shigure
DD Hatsuharu, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Shell hits 1
BB Colorado
BB Pennsylvania, Shell hits 4
BB Tennessee, Shell hits 13
CA Pensacola, Shell hits 1
CA New Orleans
DD Converse
DD Conway
DD Cony
DD DeHaven
APA Wharton
APA Harris~
APA Zeilin
APA Henry T Allen~
APA J Franklin Bell
APA Hunter Liggett
APA American Legion
AK Prince Georges
AK Etamin
AK Adhara
AK Ganymede
AK Bootes
AK Aludra
AK Deimos
AP Santa Elena
xAP Klipfontein
xAP Irenee Du Pont
xAP Harpoon
xAP Cape Ann
xAP Cape Elizabeth
xAP Cape Greig
xAP Cape Stephens
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Golden Eagle
xAP Trade Wind
xAP Cape Neddick
xAP Cape San Juan, Shell hits 1
xAP Cape Cumberland
xAP Cape John
xAP Cape Trinity
xAP Santa Isabel
xAP Alcoa Puritan
xAP Cape San Martin
xAP Cape May
xAP General Fleisher
AK Abigail Adams
AK Adoniram Judson
AK Amos Kendall
AK Anson Burlingame
AK B F Shaw

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

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Colorado at 30,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Hatsuzuki at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 29,000 yards
AK Abigail Adams collides with AK Benjamin Lundy at 109 , 94
AK Aludra collides with AK Benjamin Lundy at 109 , 94
xAP Irenee Du Pont collides with AK Benjamin Lundy at 109 , 94
BB Tennessee engages BB Mutsu at 29,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages BB Nagato at 29,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Shiratsuyu at 29,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CA Pensacola at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Tennessee at 26,000 yards
BB Pennsylvania engages BB Nagato at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards
AK James M Goodhue collides with AK Benjamin Holt at 109 , 94
BB Pennsylvania engages BB Mutsu at 23,000 yards
BB Colorado engages BB Mutsu at 23,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Maryland at 23,000 yards
BB Nagato engages CA New Orleans at 23,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Akizuki at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Tennessee at 20,000 yards
BB Nagato engages BB Pennsylvania at 20,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Shigure at 20,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CA Pensacola at 20,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Akizuki at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
AK Adoniram Judson collides with AK Benjamin Lundy at 109 , 94
BB Mutsu engages BB Tennessee at 17,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages BB Nagato at 17,000 yards
BB Colorado engages DD Hatsuharu at 17,000 yards
BB Maryland engages DD Shigure at 17,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Shiratsuyu at 17,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages DD Hatsuzuki at 17,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD DeHaven at 17,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Akizuki at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
APA American Legion , APA Hunter Liggett , APA J Franklin Bell ,
APA Henry T Allen~ , APA Zeilin , APA Harris~ ,
APA Wharton , AP Santa Elena , AK Ara ,
AK Russell A Alger , AK Robert J Walker , AK Josiah Snelling screened from combat
- escorted by DD DeHaven , DD Cony , DD Conway ,
DD Converse
BB Tennessee engages BB Mutsu at 15,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Pennsylvania at 15,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Colorado at 15,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Shigure at 15,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Shiratsuyu at 15,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Hatsuzuki at 15,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Teruzuki at 15,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Akizuki at 15,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages xAP Cape San Juan at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
APA American Legion , APA Hunter Liggett , APA J Franklin Bell ,
APA Henry T Allen~ , APA Zeilin , APA Harris~ ,
APA Wharton , AP Santa Elena , AK Ara ,
AK Russell A Alger , AK Robert J Walker , AK Josiah Snelling ,
AK Josiah Royce , AK Jose Sepulveda , AK John S Casement ,
AK John H Couch , AK James Oliver , AK James M Goodhue ,
AK Jacques Laramie , AK Jacob S Mansfield , AK Hobart Baker ,
AK Henry Bergh , AK Glenn Curtiss , AK Gilbert Stuart ,
AK Geronimo , AK George W Julian , AK George M Pullman screened from combat
- escorted by DD DeHaven , DD Cony , DD Conway
BB Tennessee engages BB Mutsu at 11,000 yards
BB Nagato engages BB Pennsylvania at 11,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Hatsuharu at 11,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Shigure at 11,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Shiratsuyu at 11,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Hatsuzuki at 11,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Teruzuki at 11,000 yards
BB Nagato engages AK George D Prentice at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
xAP Alcoa Puritan collides with AK Benjamin Lundy at 109 , 94
APA American Legion , APA Hunter Liggett , APA J Franklin Bell ,
APA Henry T Allen~ , APA Zeilin , APA Harris~ ,
APA Wharton , AP Santa Elena , AK Ara ,
AK Russell A Alger , AK Robert J Walker screened from combat
- escorted by DD DeHaven , DD Cony , DD Conway ,
DD Converse
BB Mutsu engages BB Tennessee at 9,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Pennsylvania at 9,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Shigure at 9,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Teruzuki at 9,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages DD Hatsuzuki at 9,000 yards
BB Tennessee engages DD Teruzuki at 9,000 yards
DD Teruzuki engages AK Josiah Royce at 9,000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 10,000 yards
xAP Cape Stephens collides with AK Benjamin Lundy at 109 , 94
BB Mutsu engages BB Tennessee at 10,000 yards
BB Nagato engages BB Pennsylvania at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Cony at 10,000 yards
BB Maryland engages BB Mutsu at 10,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Hatsuzuki at 10,000 yards
DD DeHaven engages DD Teruzuki at 10,000 yards
DD Cony engages DD Akizuki at 10,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages xAK Juan de Fuca at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Pennsylvania at 15,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD DeHaven at 15,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages BB Maryland at 15,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD DeHaven at 15,000 yards
DD DeHaven engages DD Teruzuki at 15,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages xAK Juan de Fuca at 15,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages xAK John Lind at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
APA Wharton collides with AK Benjamin Holt at 109 , 94
DD DeHaven engages DD Teruzuki at 21,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD DeHaven at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
BB Mutsu engages CA Pensacola at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards
AK Robert J Walker collides with AK Benjamin Holt at 109 , 94
BB Pennsylvania engages BB Mutsu at 30,000 yards
BB Maryland engages BB Mutsu at 30,000 yards
CA Pensacola engages DD Hatsuzuki at 30,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu, on fire, heavy damage
DD Akizuki
DD Teruzuki, heavy fires
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Shigure
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
BB Maryland
BB Colorado
BB Pennsylvania
BB Tennessee
CA Pensacola
CA New Orleans
DD Converse
DD Conway
DD Cony
DD DeHaven
APA Wharton
APA Harris~
APA Zeilin
APA Henry T Allen~
APA J Franklin Bell
APA Hunter Liggett
APA American Legion
AK Prince Georges
AK Etamin
AK Adhara
AK Ganymede
AK Bootes
AK Aludra
AK Deimos
AP Santa Elena
xAP Klipfontein
xAP Irenee Du Pont
xAP Harpoon
xAP Cape Ann
xAP Cape Elizabeth
xAP Cape Greig
xAP Cape Stephens
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Golden Eagle
xAP Trade Wind
xAP Cape Neddick
xAP Cape San Juan
xAP Cape Cumberland
xAP Cape John
xAP Cape Trinity
xAP Santa Isabel
xAP Alcoa Puritan
xAP Cape San Martin
xAP Cape May
xAP General Fleisher
AK Abigail Adams
AK Adoniram Judson
AK Amos Kendall
AK Anson Burlingame
AK B F Shaw

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


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Shell hits 1
CA Haguro
CA Kumano
DD Takanami, Shell hits 1
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 3
DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Cummings, Shell hits 2
DD Tucker, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
APA George F Elliot
APA Fuller, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA William P Biddle, Shell hits 1
APA John Penn, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
APA McCawley, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA Barnett, Shell hits 2, on fire
APA President Jackson, Shell hits 2, on fire
APA President Adams, Shell hits 13, on fire, heavy damage
APA President Polk, Shell hits 4
APA Crescent City, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA Arthur Middleton, Shell hits 15, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA George Clymer, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
AKA Oberon, heavy damage
AKA Arcturus, Shell hits 1
AKA Procyon, Shell hits 1
AKA Castor"
LSD Belle Grove, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
LSD Carter Hall, Shell hits 1, on fire
AKA Henry S Grove
AKA Peter Kerr, Shell hits 1
AKA Red Jacket, Shell hits 1
AKA Great Republic, Shell hits 3, on fire
AKA Bald Eagle
AKA Colbert, Shell hits 3, on fire
DE Wintle, Shell hits 16, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA Arthur Middleton at 29,000 yards
CA Chokai engages APA Barnett at 29,000 yards
CA Kumano engages APA John Penn at 29,000 yards
CA Haguro engages AKA Colbert at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Tucker at 26,000 yards
CA Chokai engages APA Arthur Middleton at 26,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA President Adams at 26,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA Fuller at 26,000 yards
CA Haguro engages AKA Colbert at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Tucker at 24,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Tucker at 24,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Tucker at 24,000 yards
CA Chokai engages APA George Clymer at 24,000 yards
CA Chokai engages AKA Bald Eagle at 24,000 yards
CA Haguro engages AKA Arcturus at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Tucker at 23,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Tucker at 23,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA President Adams at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Tucker at 20,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA President Adams at 20,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Yamakaze at 20,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA President Polk at 20,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA Barnett at 20,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA Fuller at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Tucker at 17,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Kuroshio at 17,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DE Wintle at 17,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Cummings at 17,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA Arthur Middleton at 17,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Takanami at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Tucker at 15,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Tucker at 15,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DE Wintle at 15,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Cummings at 15,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Tucker at 15,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Takanami at 15,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages APA President Adams at 15,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA Barnett at 15,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages AKA Great Republic at 15,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AKA Arcturus at 15,000 yards
CA Haguro engages LSD Belle Grove at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Tucker at 14,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Tucker at 14,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DE Wintle at 14,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Yamakaze at 14,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA Arthur Middleton at 14,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Takanami at 14,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages LSD Belle Grove at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Tucker at 13,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Tucker at 13,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DE Wintle at 13,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Yamakaze at 13,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA Arthur Middleton at 13,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Cummings at 13,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA President Adams at 13,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AKA Colbert at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Yamakaze at 9,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DE Wintle at 9,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Yamakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Takanami at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages APA William P Biddle at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AKA Red Jacket at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DE Wintle at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA George Clymer at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages APA Crescent City at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA President Polk at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages APA Fuller at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AKA Colbert at 9,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Yamakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Tucker engages CA Haguro at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DE Wintle at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA George Clymer at 9,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Kuroshio at 9,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA Crescent City at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages APA President Adams at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA McCawley at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Tucker at 11,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA Barnett at 11,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Tucker at 11,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Cummings at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA Arthur Middleton at 11,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA Crescent City at 11,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages APA John Penn at 11,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages AKA Colbert at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
APA George Clymer , APA Arthur Middleton , APA Crescent City ,
APA President Polk , APA President Adams , APA President Jackson ,
APA Barnett , APA McCawley , APA John Penn ,
APA William P Biddle , APA Fuller , APA George F Elliot ,
AKA Colbert screened from combat
- escorted by DD Tucker , DD Cummings
CA Chokai engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages AKA Procyon at 9,000 yards
DD Takanami engages AKA Arcturus at 9,000 yards
CA Chokai engages LSD Carter Hall at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DE Wintle sunk by CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA Arthur Middleton at 9,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA Crescent City at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages AKA Bald Eagle at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
AKA Henry S Grove collides with APA Fuller at 109 , 94
DD Tucker sunk by CA Kumano at 8,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages APA George Clymer at 8,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA Arthur Middleton at 8,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA President Polk at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA President Adams at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AKA Great Republic at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages AKA Peter Kerr at 8,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages AKA Procyon at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages AKA Great Republic at 9,000 yards
CA Chokai engages APA Arthur Middleton at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages APA Crescent City at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA President Adams at 9,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA McCawley at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Haguro engages APA George Clymer at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages APA Arthur Middleton at 8,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Kuroshio at 8,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Takanami at 8,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA President Jackson at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Kumano engages APA George Clymer at 13,000 yards
CA Chokai engages APA Arthur Middleton at 13,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Cummings at 13,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages APA President Adams at 13,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA President Jackson at 13,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA McCawley at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Cummings at 18,000 yards
DD Takanami engages APA George Clymer at 18,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Cummings at 18,000 yards
CA Chokai engages APA President Adams at 18,000 yards
DD Takanami engages AKA Arcturus at 18,000 yards
Sato, Yasuo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 24,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Cummings at 24,000 yards
CA Chokai engages APA Arthur Middleton at 24,000 yards
CA Kumano engages APA President Adams at 24,000 yards
CA Kumano engages AKA Peter Kerr at 24,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 27,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Kongo, Shell hits 2
BB Hiei, Shell hits 2
DD Naganami, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Umikaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

Allied Ships
DD Anderson, Shell hits 2
DD Hammann, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
AE Shasta, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Bengalen, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Toendjoek, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
xAK Enggano
xAK Charles McCormick
xAK West Cactus, Shell hits 1
xAK Howell Lykes, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Dashing Wave, Shell hits 15, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Golden Gate, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
xAK Santa Monica, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Barbara Olson, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
xAK Cynthia Olson, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK William R Gibson
xAK Exmoor, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Will A Point, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Liberty Glo, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Hammann at 27,000 yards
BB Hiei engages AE Shasta at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Hammann at 26,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Anderson at 26,000 yards
BB Hiei engages AE Shasta at 26,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Liberty Glo at 26,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK Golden Gate at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Hammann at 24,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Anderson at 24,000 yards
BB Hiei engages AE Shasta at 24,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Liberty Glo at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Hammann at 23,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Anderson at 23,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK Cynthia Olson at 23,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Bengalen at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Hammann at 21,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Anderson at 21,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Hammann at 21,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Liberty Glo at 21,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK Golden Gate at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Hammann at 19,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Anderson at 19,000 yards
BB Hiei engages AE Shasta at 19,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Hammann at 19,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Santa Monica at 19,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK Bengalen at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Hammann at 16,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Anderson at 16,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Umikaze at 16,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Hammann at 16,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Exmoor at 16,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Cynthia Olson at 16,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Golden Gate at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Naganami at 13,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Anderson at 13,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Umikaze at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Naganami at 9,000 yards
DD Naganami engages AE Shasta at 9,000 yards
xAK Liberty Glo sunk by BB Hiei at 9,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Barbara Olson at 9,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Bengalen at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Hammann at 10,000 yards
DD Anderson engages BB Kongo at 10,000 yards
DD Naganami engages AE Shasta at 10,000 yards
DD Anderson engages DD Naganami at 10,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Exmoor at 10,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Santa Monica at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Golden Gate at 6,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Anderson at 6,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Will A Point at 6,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Barbara Olson at 6,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Golden Gate at 6,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Dashing Wave at 6,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Charles McCormick at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
BB Hiei engages DD Hammann at 4,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Anderson at 4,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Anderson at 4,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Will A Point at 4,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Cynthia Olson at 4,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Barbara Olson at 4,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Golden Gate at 4,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK Howell Lykes at 4,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Bengalen at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Naganami at 3,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Anderson at 3,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Umikaze at 3,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Will A Point at 3,000 yards
Masuyama V. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on DD Hammann
BB Hiei engages DD Hammann at 2,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Anderson at 2,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Cynthia Olson at 2,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK Dashing Wave at 2,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK Toendjoek at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
AE Shasta collides with xAK Santa Monica at 109 , 94
DD Umikaze engages DD Anderson at 8,000 yards
BB Kongo engages AE Shasta at 8,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Anderson at 8,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Exmoor at 8,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Cynthia Olson at 8,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Barbara Olson at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Santa Monica at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Golden Gate at 8,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK West Cactus at 8,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK Toendjoek at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
AE Shasta , xAK Will A Point , xAK Exmoor ,
xAK William R Gibson , xAK Cynthia Olson , xAK Barbara Olson screened from combat
- escorted by DD Hammann , DD Anderson
BB Hiei engages DD Anderson at 12,000 yards
BB Kongo engages DD Anderson at 12,000 yards
DD Anderson engages DD Umikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Naganami engages xAK Howell Lykes at 12,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Charles McCormick at 12,000 yards
BB Kongo engages xAK Toendjoek at 12,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Bengalen at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Hammann at 17,000 yards
DD Anderson engages DD Umikaze at 17,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Anderson at 17,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Exmoor at 17,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Barbara Olson at 17,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Santa Monica at 17,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages xAK Charles McCormick at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
xAK Golden Gate sunk by BB Kongo at 22,000 yards
BB Hiei engages xAK Bengalen at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Haguro
CA Kumano
DD Takanami
DD Kuroshio
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
DD Anderson
DD Hammann, heavy fires, heavy damage
AE Shasta, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Bengalen, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Toendjoek, heavy fires
xAK Enggano
xAK Charles McCormick
xAK West Cactus
xAK Howell Lykes, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Dashing Wave, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Santa Monica, heavy fires
xAK Barbara Olson, heavy fires
xAK Cynthia Olson, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK William R Gibson
xAK Exmoor, heavy fires
xAK Will A Point, heavy fires, heavy damage

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


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Anatahan at 108,91, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Nagato
BB Mutsu, heavy damage
DD Naganami
DD Umikaze

Allied Ships
CV Wasp
CV Essex
CV Reprisal
CVL Independence
CVL Princeton
CVL Belleau Wood
CV Victorious~
BB South Dakota
CA Northampton
CA Chicago
CLAA San Diego
CLAA San Juan
DD Fletcher
DD Abbot
DD Anthony
DD Aulick
DD Charles Ausburne

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


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Rota at 107,95, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Haguro
CA Kumano
DD Takanami
DD Kuroshio
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
DD Worden
DD Hull
AK Cor Caroli
AK Crater
AK Arided
AK Carina
AK Leonis
AK Cheleb
AK Pavo
AK Triangulum
xAK Waipo
xAK Mormacrio
xAK San Vincente
xAK West Ira
xAK West Ivis
xAK City of Rayville
xAK Crown City
xAK Fairland
xAK Unicoi
xAK Arcata
xAK Rodman Coleman
xAK Hercules

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


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Haguro
CA Kumano
DD Takanami
DD Kuroshio
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
DD Lamson, on fire
DD Case
DD Shaw, on fire
DD Downes

Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 25% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 29,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,93, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu, Shell hits 1
CV Soryu
CV Junyo, Shell hits 1
CVL Ryujo, Shell hits 2
CVL Shoho, Shell hits 1, on fire
CS Nisshin
CS Chitose
CS Chiyoda
BB Kongo, Shell hits 1
BB Hiei
CLAA Tenryu, Shell hits 6
DD Hatsukaze
DD Tokitsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Akatsuki, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Shell hits 1
BB Massachusetts, Shell hits 4
CA Houston, Shell hits 3
CA Chester, Shell hits 1
CL Honolulu, Shell hits 2
DD O'Bannon, Shell hits 1
DD Saufley
DD Strong, Shell hits 1
DD Grayson, Shell hits 1
BB Lorraine~, Shell hits 4

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CV Junyo at 29,000 yards
CA Houston engages CV Hiryu at 29,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages BB Hiei at 29,000 yards
BB Idaho engages DD Hatsukaze at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards
BB Kongo engages BB Lorraine~ at 27,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages BB Kongo at 27,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CV Hiryu at 27,000 yards
BB Idaho engages CVL Shoho at 27,000 yards
BB Hiei engages BB Idaho at 27,000 yards
BB Idaho engages BB Kongo at 27,000 yards
BB Idaho engages CS Chitose at 27,000 yards
BB Idaho engages DD Akatsuki at 27,000 yards
BB Lorraine~ engages DD Hatsukaze at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards
BB Lorraine~ engages CV Junyo at 25,000 yards
BB Lorraine~ engages CV Hiryu at 25,000 yards
CA Chester engages CS Chiyoda at 25,000 yards
BB Idaho engages BB Kongo at 25,000 yards
CA Houston engages CLAA Tenryu at 25,000 yards
BB Idaho engages CS Nisshin at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
BB Kongo engages BB Lorraine~ at 22,000 yards
BB Idaho engages CV Hiryu at 22,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CLAA Tenryu at 22,000 yards
BB Lorraine~ engages BB Kongo at 22,000 yards
CA Houston engages CS Nisshin at 22,000 yards
DD Akatsuki engages CA Houston at 22,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages BB Lorraine~ at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages BB Kongo at 21,000 yards
CA Chester engages CLAA Tenryu at 21,000 yards
CA Houston engages CVL Ryujo at 21,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CLAA Tenryu at 21,000 yards
BB Kongo engages BB Idaho at 21,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CA Houston at 21,000 yards
CA Chester engages CS Nisshin at 21,000 yards
DD Akatsuki sunk by BB Idaho at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Houston engages CVL Ryujo at 18,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CLAA Tenryu at 18,000 yards
DD Grayson engages DD Hatsukaze at 18,000 yards
DD Strong engages DD Tokitsukaze at 18,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD O'Bannon at 18,000 yards
DD Grayson engages DD Tokitsukaze at 18,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD O'Bannon at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages BB Hiei at 16,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Grayson at 16,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages DD Strong at 16,000 yards
DD Saufley engages CS Chiyoda at 16,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD O'Bannon at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
DD Strong engages CV Hiryu at 15,000 yards
CA Houston engages CLAA Tenryu at 15,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CLAA Tenryu at 15,000 yards
BB Lorraine~ engages BB Kongo at 15,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CA Chester at 15,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Saufley at 15,000 yards
DD O'Bannon engages CS Chitose at 15,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CS Nisshin at 15,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Strong at 15,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Grayson at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
DD O'Bannon engages CV Soryu at 11,000 yards
CA Chester engages CVL Shoho at 11,000 yards
BB Lorraine~ engages CVL Ryujo at 11,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CL Honolulu at 11,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Strong at 11,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CS Chitose at 11,000 yards
DD Grayson engages CS Nisshin at 11,000 yards
DD Strong engages DD Tokitsukaze at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
BB Lorraine~ engages CV Junyo at 8,000 yards
BB Hiei engages BB Massachusetts at 8,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CA Chester at 8,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CL Honolulu at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Strong at 8,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Saufley at 8,000 yards
DD O'Bannon engages DD Tokitsukaze at 8,000 yards
DD Grayson engages CS Nisshin at 8,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Saufley at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Strong at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Lorraine~ engages BB Kongo at 13,000 yards
DD Strong engages CV Soryu at 13,000 yards
DD Grayson engages CV Hiryu at 13,000 yards
CA Chester engages CLAA Tenryu at 13,000 yards
BB Lorraine~ engages CVL Ryujo at 13,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CL Honolulu at 13,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Grayson at 13,000 yards
CA Houston engages CLAA Tenryu at 13,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Saufley at 13,000 yards
BB Idaho engages CS Nisshin at 13,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD O'Bannon at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CV Junyo at 18,000 yards
BB Massachusetts engages CV Soryu at 18,000 yards
BB Hiei engages BB Idaho at 18,000 yards
BB Kongo engages CA Houston at 18,000 yards
BB Hiei engages BB Lorraine~ at 18,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Grayson at 18,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Strong at 18,000 yards
DD Saufley engages CS Chiyoda at 18,000 yards
DD O'Bannon engages CS Nisshin at 18,000 yards
DD O'Bannon engages DD Hatsukaze at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
CLAA Tenryu engages CA Chester at 24,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CVL Ryujo at 24,000 yards
BB Hiei engages CA Houston at 24,000 yards
CA Chester engages CS Chiyoda at 24,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CS Nisshin at 24,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Tokitsukaze at 24,000 yards
CA Houston engages DD Hatsukaze at 24,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,93, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
ACM Choyo Maru #2

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB Massachusetts
CA Houston
CA Chester
CL Honolulu
DD O'Bannon
DD Saufley
DD Strong
DD Grayson
BB Lorraine~

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


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,93, Range 27,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
ACM Shofuku Maru #2, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB Massachusetts
CA Houston
CA Chester
CL Honolulu
DD O'Bannon
DD Saufley
DD Strong
DD Grayson
BB Lorraine~

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
ACM Shofuku Maru #2 sunk by CL Honolulu at 21,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,93, Range 27,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
ACM Asahi Maru, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB Massachusetts
CA Houston
CA Chester
CL Honolulu
DD O'Bannon
DD Saufley
DD Strong
DD Grayson
BB Lorraine~

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
CA Chester engages ACM Asahi Maru at 22,000 yards
ACM Asahi Maru sunk by CL Honolulu at 22,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 107,93, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Oyodo, Shell hits 5
CL Agano
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 1
CL Yubari, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 6
CA San Francisco
CA Quincy, on fire
CA Vincennes, Shell hits 1
DD Bache
DD Beale, on fire
DD Bennett
DD Braine, Shell hits 1

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Vincennes at 29,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Quincy at 29,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Minneapolis at 29,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bennett at 29,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Beale at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Oyodo at 23,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Minneapolis at 23,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Beale at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CA Minneapolis at 21,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CA Quincy at 21,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Agano at 21,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Minneapolis at 21,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages DD Braine at 21,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bennett at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CL Jintsu engages CA Minneapolis at 18,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Oyodo at 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Braine at 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bennett at 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Beale at 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bache at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CA Minneapolis at 15,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Jintsu at 15,000 yards
CL Agano engages CA Minneapolis at 15,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Oyodo at 15,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Braine at 15,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bennett at 15,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Beale at 15,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bache at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CL Oyodo at 13,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Oyodo at 13,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Braine at 13,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bennett at 13,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Beale at 13,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bache at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Yubari at 12,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CL Oyodo at 12,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CL Oyodo at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Oyodo at 12,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Braine at 12,000 yards
CL Yubari engages DD Bennett at 12,000 yards
CL Agano engages DD Beale at 12,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bache at 12,000 yards
Lowry, F orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Yubari at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Quincy at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Agano at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Oyodo at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Braine at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bennett at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Beale at 9,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bache at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CL Yubari engages CA Minneapolis at 14,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Quincy at 14,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Agano at 14,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Minneapolis at 14,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Braine at 14,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bennett at 14,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Beale at 14,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bache at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA Vincennes at 18,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CL Oyodo at 18,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Agano at 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Braine at 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bennett at 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Beale at 18,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages DD Bache at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Jintsu at 21,000 yards
CL Agano engages CA Quincy at 21,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Oyodo at 21,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
CL Agano engages CA San Francisco at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Jintsu at 23,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CL Oyodo at 23,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
CL Oyodo engages CA San Francisco at 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,92, Range 27,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
CV Junyo, Shell hits 1
CVL Ryujo
CVL Shoho, on fire
CS Nisshin
CS Chitose
CS Chiyoda
BB Kongo
BB Hiei
CLAA Tenryu
DD Hatsukaze
DD Tokitsukaze, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis, on fire
CA San Francisco
CA Vincennes, Shell hits 1
DD Bache
DD Beale, on fire
DD Bennett

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 27,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CV Soryu at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CV Junyo at 25,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CV Soryu at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CV Junyo at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CV Junyo at 21,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CVL Ryujo at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CV Junyo at 19,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CS Nisshin at 19,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Bennett at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Beale at 17,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CS Nisshin at 17,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Bennett at 17,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Hatsukaze at 17,000 yards
Lowry, F orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CV Junyo at 13,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Beale at 13,000 yards
DD Bennett engages CS Chiyoda at 13,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CS Nisshin at 13,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Hatsukaze at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CV Junyo at 19,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Tokitsukaze at 19,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Bennett at 19,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CS Nisshin at 19,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Hatsukaze at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CV Hiryu at 26,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CS Chiyoda at 26,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 107,94, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Mikuma, Shell hits 3
CA Kako, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Kagero, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 3
DD Shiratsuyu, Shell hits 1
DD Shigure
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis
CA San Francisco, Shell hits 1
CA Quincy, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Vincennes
DD Bache
DD Beale, Shell hits 3
DD Bennett, Shell hits 1
DD Braine, Shell hits 3

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Mikuma at 24,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CA Vincennes at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CA Vincennes at 20,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CA Mikuma at 20,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA San Francisco at 20,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Kagero at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CA Vincennes at 18,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CA Vincennes at 18,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA San Francisco at 18,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Bennett at 18,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Braine at 18,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Bennett at 18,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Bennett at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Vincennes at 17,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CA Tone at 17,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA San Francisco at 17,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Braine at 17,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Braine at 17,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Braine at 17,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Kagero at 17,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Bennett at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Tone at 14,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Quincy at 14,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA San Francisco at 14,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Hatsuharu at 14,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Shigure at 14,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Bennett at 14,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Bennett at 14,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Bache at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Vincennes at 12,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CA Tone at 12,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CA Tone at 12,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Hatsuharu at 12,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Hatsuharu at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Bennett at 12,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
DD Bache engages DD Kagero at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Kako at 11,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CA Quincy at 11,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA San Francisco at 11,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Hatsuharu at 11,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Beale at 11,000 yards
DD Bennett engages DD Oyashio at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Bennett at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Kako at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA Quincy at 9,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CA San Francisco at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsuharu engages DD Braine at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Braine at 9,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Shiratsuyu at 9,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Kagero at 9,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Bache at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CA Kako at 14,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Quincy at 14,000 yards
CA Tone engages CA San Francisco at 14,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages CA Minneapolis at 14,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Braine at 14,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Beale at 14,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Kagero at 14,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Braine at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Vincennes at 19,000 yards
CA Kako engages CA Quincy at 19,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Hatsuharu at 19,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Hatsuharu at 19,000 yards
DD Shiratsuyu engages DD Braine at 19,000 yards
DD Braine engages DD Kagero at 19,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Tone at 24,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CA Mikuma at 24,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Shigure at 24,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Shiratsuyu at 24,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD Beale at 24,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Kagero at 24,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CA Kako at 26,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Mikuma at 26,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CA Mikuma at 26,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD Bache at 26,000 yards
Task forces break off..


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Mikuma
CA Kako
DD Kagero, Shell hits 1
DD Oyashio, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Lamson, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Case
DD Shaw, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Downes

Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 25% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Senda, Sadatoshi crosses the 'T'
CA Kako engages DD Downes at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Shaw at 11,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Oyashio at 11,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Lamson at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Downes at 5,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Shaw at 5,000 yards
CA Tone engages DD Case at 5,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Downes at 5,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Kagero at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Downes at 3,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Shaw at 3,000 yards
DD Shaw engages CA Tone at 3,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Lamson at 3,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Kagero at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Downes at 7,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages DD Shaw at 7,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Kagero at 7,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Lamson at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Kako engages DD Shaw at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Shaw at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Case at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Lamson at 11,000 yards
DD Kagero engages DD Downes at 11,000 yards
Curtin, R K orders Allied TF to disengage
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Mikuma
CA Kako
DD Kagero
DD Oyashio, on fire

Allied Ships
LST-451
LST-452
LST-454
LST-456
LST-457
LST-465
LST-466
LST-467
LST-468
LST-469
LST-470
LST-471
LST-472
LST-473
LST-474
LST-475
LST-476
LST-477
LST-478
LST-479
LST-480
LST-481
LST-483
LST-484
LCI-330
LCI-331
LCI-332
LCI-333
LCI-334
LCI-335
LCI-336
PC-777
PC-778
PC-779
PC-781
PC-782
AP Matsonia
AP Lurline
AP Monterey
AP Santa Inez
xAP Moreton Bay
xAP Arawa
xAP Duntroon
xAK Andrew D White
xAK Benjamin Ide Wheeler
xAK Caleb Strong
xAK Carlos Carrillo
xAK Chief Washakie
xAK Clarence Darrow
xAK Cleveland Abbe
xAK Conrad Kohrs
xAK David Gaillard
xAK Edgar Allan Poe
xAK Francis P Blair
xAK Francisco Coronado

Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 25% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Landing Craft TF evades combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Mikuma
CA Kako
DD Kagero
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
LCI-330

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 17% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Escort TF evades combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Tone
CA Mikuma
CA Kako
DD Kagero
DD Oyashio

Allied Ships
AM Token, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
AM Tumult, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
AM Skylark, Shell hits 1

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 17% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
CA Kako engages AM Skylark at 10,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages AM Tumult at 10,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages AM Token at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Kako engages AM Token at 13,000 yards
CA Tone engages AM Token at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Kako engages AM Token at 11,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages AM Token at 11,000 yards
CA Tone engages AM Token at 11,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages AM Skylark at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Kako engages AM Skylark at 9,000 yards
CA Tone engages AM Token at 9,000 yards
Senda, Sadatoshi orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Kako engages AM Token at 6,000 yards
AM Tumult sunk by CA Mikuma at 6,000 yards
CA Mikuma engages AM Token at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AM Token sunk by CA Kako at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 27,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai
CA Haguro
CA Kumano
DD Takanami
DD Kuroshio
DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships
LCI-330

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 21,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 21,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
CA Kumano engages LCI-330 at 27,000 yards
Task forces break off...


Most of my uncommitted amphib forces are hanging about 5-6 hexes east of the islands, waiting for him to clear out or be countered before they go in. I have two BB SAGs formed from what was accompanying the transports, plus one cruiser force. None of his surface groups have more than two BBs in them.

On the ground, I've taken Guam quickly. Several base units are already ashore and another force with aircraft will land shortly. The fight on Tinian is going well enough and it should be mine within a few days. Another amphib force with assault troops is enroute to there, also. Once Tinian falls, my surface forces will all head to Saipan and cover the amphibs to unload there. Another force is waiting to take Pagan, shortly afterwards.

It's been an exciting few days.

Oddly, his carriers never flew strikes against my ships. Despite the losses, I still probably have enough fighters to counter anything he may throw in. I don't think Saipan has any bombers ashore.

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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1474 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 71

Defending force 7360 troops, 181 guns, 190 vehicles, Assault Value = 503

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

Assaulting units:
87th Naval Guard Unit
15th Base Force

Defending units:
34th Cmbt Engr Rgt /1
3rd Marine Div /8
1st Marine Para~ Battalion
2nd Marine Para~ Battalion
3rd Marine Para~ Battalion
6th Armoured~ Div /18
640th TD Bn /2
763rd Tank Bn /1
6MD 22nd Marine RCT /4
14th Marine Def Bn /1
205th Field Artillery Battalion
144th FA Rgt /2
134th Field Artillery Battalion
183rd~ Field Artillery Battalion
54th~ Cst Art Rgt /2


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Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4346 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 210

Defending force 20917 troops, 296 guns, 252 vehicles, Assault Value = 793

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

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

Assaulting units:
28IMB 14th Grsn Uni
Maizuru 4th SNLF
12th JNAF AF Unit
16th Field Construction Battalion
21st Special Base Force
13th Field Construction Battalion
58th Construction Battalion
59th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
25th Infantry Div /5
37th Infantry Div /9
627th~ Tank Destroyer Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
87th Mountain~ Rgt /10
140th (Sep) Inf.~ Rgt /10
ComAirFMFPac
181st Field Artillery Battalion
145th Field Artillery Battalion
43rd Base Group Base Force
41st MAG
5th Marine~ Def Bn /6
15th USN Naval' Const Rgt /4
16th USN Naval' Const Rgt /4
97th Field Artillery Battalion
Seventh USAAF
345th Base Group Base Force /1
XIII US Fighter Cmd
24th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
27th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
I US Corps /4


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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1430 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 67

Defending force 14827 troops, 301 guns, 364 vehicles, Assault Value = 1017

Assaulting units:
87th Naval Guard Unit
15th Base Force

Defending units:
2nd Marine Para~ Battalion
3rd Marine Div /8
1st Marine Para~ Battalion
640th TD Bn /2
6MD 22nd Marine Regimental Combat Team
763rd Tank Battalion
6th Armoured~ Division
3rd Marine Para~ Battalion
34th Cmbt Engr Rgt /1
144th Field Artillery Regiment
183rd~ Field Artillery Battalion
14th Marine Def Bn /1
205th Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion
54th~ Cst Art Rgt /2


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Ground combat at Guam (106,95)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 14827 troops, 301 guns, 364 vehicles, Assault Value = 1017

Defending force 3535 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 67

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Allied adjusted assault: 268

Japanese adjusted defense: 31

Allied assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Guam !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 7 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy-Susei: 2 destroyed
A6M3a Zero-Reisen: 2 destroyed
B6N1 Jill-Tenzan: 2 destroyed
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 3 destroyed
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
1662 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 94 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (14 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
142 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
2nd Marine Para~ Battalion
1st Marine Para~ Battalion
763rd Tank Battalion
6th Armoured~ Division
3rd Marine Div /8
640th TD Bn /2
6MD 22nd Marine Regimental Combat Team
3rd Marine Para~ Battalion
34th Cmbt Engr Rgt /1
144th Field Artillery Regiment
183rd~ Field Artillery Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
14th Marine Def Bn /1
54th~ Cst Art Rgt /2

Defending units:
87th Naval Guard Unit
15th Base Force


quote:

Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 880 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 209

Defending force 21108 troops, 296 guns, 252 vehicles, Assault Value = 794

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

Assaulting units:
28IMB 14th Grsn Uni
Maizuru 4th SNLF
16th Field Construction Battalion
58th Construction Battalion
12th JNAF AF Unit
21st Special Base Force
13th Field Construction Battalion
59th JNAF AF Unit

Defending units:
627th~ Tank Destroyer Battalion
87th Mountain~ Regiment
140th (Sep) Inf.~ Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
25th Infantry Division
37th Infantry Div /9
145th Field Artillery Battalion
24th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
I US Corps
Seventh USAAF
97th Field Artillery Battalion
41st MAG
345th Base Group Base Force /1
43rd Base Group Base Force
5th Marine~ Defense Battalion
XIII US Fighter Cmd
27th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
ComAirFMFPac
181st Field Artillery Battalion
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment
16th USN Naval' Const Rgt /4


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Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 13641 troops, 268 guns, 203 vehicles, Assault Value = 794

Defending force 9937 troops, 64 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 204

Allied adjusted assault: 616

Japanese adjusted defense: 501

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 4

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

Japanese ground losses:
1091 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
945 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 195 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 36 (5 destroyed, 31 disabled)

Assaulting units:
627th~ Tank Destroyer Battalion
87th Mountain~ Regiment
140th (Sep) Inf.~ Regiment
25th Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
37th Infantry Div /9
XIII US Fighter Cmd
Seventh USAAF
ComAirFMFPac
181st Field Artillery Battalion
43rd Base Group Base Force
I US Corps
27th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
345th Base Group Base Force /1
41st MAG
5th Marine~ Defense Battalion
145th Field Artillery Battalion
24th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment
16th USN Naval' Const Rgt /4

Defending units:
28IMB 14th Grsn Uni
Maizuru 4th SNLF
13th Field Construction Battalion
21st Special Base Force
16th Field Construction Battalion
12th JNAF AF Unit
58th Construction Battalion
59th JNAF AF Unit



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Forgot to mention. A convoy is currently also at Marcus, dropping off supply and picking up the last remnant of the USA division parked there. Should get them under stacking limits.

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Welcome back and thanks for the massive update on the battle of the Titans.

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Thanks, Bif. good to see you again.

My turns may be a bit spotty. Steve's a police officer, and they've got him on weird shifts lately.

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ORIGINAL: Mundy

Thanks, Bif. good to see you again.

My turns may be a bit spotty. Steve's a police officer, and they've got him on weird shifts lately.

Sounds like stakeout duty. Tell him we want an AAR on that!

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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Mundy

Thanks, Bif. good to see you again.

My turns may be a bit spotty. Steve's a police officer, and they've got him on weird shifts lately.

Sounds like stakeout duty. Tell him we want an AAR on that!


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I kinda know what he's dealing with. My brother's a deputy, so he has to deal with his odd schedules, too.

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And odd characters especially on Friday the 13th.

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30 August 1943

What a mess.

He's had surface groups (2 cruiser, one battleship) roaming the area, and hitting transports. After a few days of this, I think my transport losses are fairly minimal, but I have enough damaged ships.

He has lots of fighters on Saipan, and those have pretty much trashed all the bombers on my carriers. I've set the Hellcats to attack ships, but they've refused to fly, so I'm stuck. My CVEs ran into his cruisers, and got beat up good. All carriers are enroute to Pearl. None of my CVs are so much as scratched, so that's good.

I've detached Washington and South Dakota from the CVs into a surface group to protect the transports at Tinian. Guam fell fairly quickly and I just grabbed Pagan this turn. Saipan will have to wait. I'm wearing him down slowly at Tinian, but it's going slow. I should win in the end. Support forces are enroute to unload there.

I'm overloaded with planes on Guam. He didn't bother to develop that base very much. once I have support at Tinian and Pagan, I can spread them out a bit. I have 3 Jug squadrons at Guam, and once they're up and running, I'll start sweeping Saipan. I've moved a bunch of B-25s in from the Marshalls to deal with his ships. Hopefully, I can drive them all away Lots of Hellcats and Corsairs are also there now, so I'm pretty fighter-heavy. Lots of search planes too.

Not quite the walkover I wanted, but not a complete failure either. With my carriers re-stocked, I should wrap Saipan up in time.

I'm surprised Yamato and Musashi didn't show. He could probably do what he wants with them there right now. Looks like his carriers departed for good. I think I've for sure bagged three fleet carriers in this game. Kaga and Shokaku went down earlier. Several CVEs are toast too. KB isn't very much right now. If he hadn't parked them next to Saipan, they'd all probably be toast now.

Some of the fights:

quote:

Sub attack near Guam at 105,95

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Takanami
DD Yamakaze
DD Kuroshio, on fire

Allied Ships
SS Whale

SS Whale launches 4 torpedoes at CA Chokai
DD Yamakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kuroshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuroshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuroshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuroshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuroshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kuroshio fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 105,95, Range 25,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Shell hits 2, on fire
CA Haguro, Shell hits 4
CA Kumano, Shell hits 7
DD Takanami, Shell hits 2
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships
CVE Sangamon, Shell hits 1
CVE Santee, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Breton*, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Barnes*, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
CVE Corregidor, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Anzio, Shell hits 1
CL Phoenix, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Dyson
DD Eaton, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
DD Stanly, Shell hits 2
DD Taylor, Shell hits 3

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CA Kumano engages CL Phoenix at 25,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CVE Corregidor at 25,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Phoenix at 25,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CVE Breton* at 25,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Takanami at 25,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Phoenix at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Phoenix at 21,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Haguro at 21,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Chokai at 21,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CVE Breton* at 21,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Phoenix at 21,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Eaton at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Kumano at 19,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Phoenix at 19,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Barnes* at 19,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Breton* at 19,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Takanami at 19,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Taylor at 19,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Corregidor at 17,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Chokai at 17,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages CVE Breton* at 17,000 yards
DD Stanly engages DD Kuroshio at 17,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 17,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Haguro at 17,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Taylor at 17,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 17,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Eaton at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Corregidor at 15,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CVE Barnes* at 15,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CVE Breton* at 15,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CVE Santee at 15,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Haguro at 15,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 15,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Takanami at 15,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Dyson at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Kumano at 12,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Phoenix at 12,000 yards
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Barnes*
DD Takanami engages CVE Barnes* at 12,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CVE Breton* at 12,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Kuroshio at 12,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 12,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Phoenix at 12,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Taylor at 12,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 12,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Eaton at 12,000 yards
DD Dyson engages DD Takanami at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages CVE Corregidor at 8,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Chokai at 8,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Taylor at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Taylor at 8,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Sangamon at 8,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Phoenix at 8,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Takanami at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Stanly at 8,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Eaton at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Dyson at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages CVE Anzio at 8,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Corregidor at 8,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Chokai at 8,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CVE Breton* at 8,000 yards
DD Stanly engages DD Kuroshio at 8,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Dyson at 8,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Phoenix at 8,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Takanami at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Stanly at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Eaton at 8,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Dyson at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Kumano at 10,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Haguro at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CVE Barnes* at 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages CVE Breton* at 10,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Kuroshio at 10,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 10,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Phoenix at 10,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Taylor at 10,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 10,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Takanami at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Dyson at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Phoenix at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CVE Corregidor at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages CVE Barnes* at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Taylor at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages CVE Santee at 9,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Taylor at 9,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Stanly at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Phoenix at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Phoenix at 10,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Phoenix at 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Taylor at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages CVE Santee at 10,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CVE Sangamon at 10,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Phoenix at 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Taylor at 10,000 yards
DD Dyson engages DD Yamakaze at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Chokai at 6,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CVE Santee at 6,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages CVE Sangamon at 6,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CL Phoenix at 6,000 yards
DD Stanly engages DD Yamakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Eaton engages DD Yamakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Dyson at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Phoenix at 11,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CVE Corregidor at 11,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Chokai at 11,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages CVE Breton* at 11,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Dyson at 11,000 yards
CA Haguro engages CL Phoenix at 11,000 yards
DD Taylor engages DD Kuroshio at 11,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Stanly at 11,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Eaton at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CVE Anzio , CVE Corregidor , CVE Barnes* ,
CVE Breton* , CVE Santee screened from combat
- escorted by DD Taylor , DD Stanly , DD Eaton ,
DD Dyson
CL Phoenix engages CA Kumano at 14,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Haguro at 14,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages CVE Sangamon at 14,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Takanami at 14,000 yards
Task forces break off...


quote:

Day Time Surface Combat, near Guam at 106,95, Range 24,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chokai, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
CA Haguro, Shell hits 3
CA Kumano, Shell hits 2
DD Takanami
DD Kuroshio, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yamakaze, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Woodworth, Shell hits 1
DD Bailey, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Bancroft, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Caldwell

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Caldwell at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Caldwell at 18,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Bailey at 18,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Bailey at 18,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Woodworth at 18,000 yards
DD Bailey engages DD Kuroshio at 18,000 yards
Sato, Yasuo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 17,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Caldwell at 17,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Bailey at 17,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Kuroshio at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Caldwell at 15,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Woodworth at 15,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Bailey at 15,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Kuroshio at 15,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Bailey at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Bancroft at 14,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Bailey at 14,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Woodworth at 14,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Kuroshio at 14,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Takanami at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Bailey at 10,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Woodworth at 10,000 yards
DD Bailey engages DD Kuroshio at 10,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Woodworth at 10,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Takanami at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Bailey at 7,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Bailey at 7,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Woodworth at 7,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Bailey at 7,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Takanami at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Yamakaze at 9,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Bancroft at 9,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Bailey at 9,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Woodworth at 9,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Bancroft at 9,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Takanami at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Yamakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Yamakaze at 12,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Bailey at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Bancroft at 12,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Bancroft at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Woodworth at 14,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Takanami at 14,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Bancroft at 14,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Caldwell at 14,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Bancroft at 14,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Bancroft at 14,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Caldwell at 14,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Kuroshio at 14,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Bailey at 14,000 yards
Short R. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Caldwell at 12,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Bailey at 12,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Yamakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Kuroshio engages DD Woodworth at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DD Caldwell at 17,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Caldwell at 17,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Bancroft at 17,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Kuroshio at 17,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Takanami at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Bailey at 22,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Bancroft at 22,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Caldwell at 28,000 yards
CA Kumano engages DD Bancroft at 28,000 yards
CA Haguro engages DD Woodworth at 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...


quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma
CL Nagara
CL Isuzu
CL Abukuma
CL Kiso
DD Hagikaze
DD Yugure

Allied Ships
APA Wharton, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA Harris~, Shell hits 26, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Prince Georges
AK Etamin
AK Adhara
AK Ganymede, heavy damage
AK Bootes
AK Aludra
AK Deimos
AP Santa Elena, Shell hits 1
xAP Klipfontein, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
xAP Irenee Du Pont
xAP Harpoon
xAP Cape Elizabeth
xAP Cape Greig
xAP Cape Stephens
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Golden Eagle
xAP Trade Wind
xAP Cape Neddick
xAP Cape San Juan
xAP Cape Cumberland, Shell hits 1
xAP Cape John
xAP Cape Trinity
xAP Santa Isabel
xAP Alcoa Puritan
xAP Cape San Martin
xAP Cape May
xAP General Fleisher
AK Amos Kendall
AK Anson Burlingame
AK B F Shaw
AK Benjamin H Grierson
AK Benjamin Holt
AK Charles Crocker
AK Charles Lummis
AK Charles P Steinmetz, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK Christopher Greenup
AK Frances E Willard
xAK Frederick J Turner
AK George D Prentice
AK George M Pullman, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AK George W Julian
AK Geronimo
AK Gilbert Stuart
AK Glenn Curtiss
AK Henry Bergh
AK Jacob S Mansfield
AK Jacques Laramie
AK James M Goodhue
AK James Oliver
AK Ara, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AK Russell A Alger, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Josiah Royce, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Jose Sepulveda, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Juan de Fuca, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
AK John H Couch, Shell hits 3

Allied ground losses:
4845 casualties reported
Squads: 147 destroyed, 81 disabled
Non Combat: 143 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 330 (304 destroyed, 26 disabled)
Vehicles lost 266 (257 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages APA Harris~ at 6,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages APA Wharton at 6,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages APA Harris~ at 6,000 yards
AK Ara sunk by CA Chikuma at 6,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages AK Russell A Alger at 6,000 yards
DD Yugure engages AK Josiah Royce at 6,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages AK Russell A Alger at 6,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages AK George M Pullman at 6,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages AK Charles P Steinmetz at 6,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages xAP Klipfontein at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
xAP Cape Trinity collides with AK Ganymede at 109 , 94
xAP Cape Cumberland collides with AK Ganymede at 109 , 94
DD Hagikaze engages APA Harris~ at 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages APA Wharton at 3,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages APA Harris~ at 3,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages AK Russell A Alger at 3,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages AK Josiah Royce at 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages AK Jose Sepulveda at 3,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages APA Harris~ at 3,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages xAK Juan de Fuca at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAK John Lind collides with AK Ganymede at 109 , 94
CA Chikuma engages APA Harris~ at 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages APA Wharton at 2,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages APA Harris~ at 2,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages AK Russell A Alger at 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages AK Josiah Royce at 2,000 yards
AK Jose Sepulveda sunk by CA Chikuma at 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages xAP Cape San Martin at 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages xAP Cape Cumberland at 2,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages APA Harris~ at 2,000 yards
APA Harris~ sunk by CL Kiso at 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages AP Santa Elena at 2,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages AK Russell A Alger at 2,000 yards
AK Josiah Royce sunk by DD Yugure at 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages AK John H Couch at 2,000 yards
CL Kiso engages xAP Klipfontein at 2,000 yards
APA Wharton sunk by CA Chikuma at 2,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages AP Santa Elena at 2,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


quote:

Submarine attack near Tinian at 107,94

Japanese Ships
SS I-18_, hits 25, and is sunk

Allied Ships
BB Washington
CA Cornwall
CLAA Juneau
DD Renshaw
DD LaVallette

SS I-18_ is sighted by escort
DD Renshaw attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-18_ forced to surface!
DD Renshaw firing on surfaced sub ....
DD LaVallette firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Renshaw firing on surfaced sub ....
DD LaVallette firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Renshaw firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves


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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 3/20/2020 11:43:59 PM   
Mundy


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31 August 1943

I mention Yamato... then guess what...?

Lots of surface action this turn. Washington and South Dakota get into it right away.

quote:

Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CLAA Tatsuta
DD Tamanami, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Washington
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 1
CA Northampton
CA Chicago, Shell hits 1
CA Astoria
CA Cornwall
DD Aulick
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Hutchins
DD Jenkins
DD LaVallette

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CLAA Tatsuta at 5,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages DD Tamanami at 5,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Astoria at 5,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Hutchins at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Chikuma at 4,000 yards
BB Washington engages CA Chikuma at 4,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages DD Tamanami at 4,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CA Chikuma at 4,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Hutchins at 4,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Tamanami at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Chikuma at 5,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CLAA Tatsuta at 5,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages DD Tamanami at 5,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD LaVallette at 5,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Jenkins at 5,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Aulick at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Chikuma at 6,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CLAA Tatsuta at 6,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages CA Chikuma at 6,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD LaVallette at 6,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Jenkins at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Chikuma at 9,000 yards
BB Washington engages CA Chikuma at 9,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Jenkins at 9,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Jenkins at 9,000 yards
DD Tamanami engages DD Hutchins at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CA Chikuma at 13,000 yards
BB Washington engages CA Chikuma at 13,000 yards
CA Chikuma engages CA Cornwall at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
CL Abukuma
CL Kiso
DD Susuzuki
DD Onami
DD Shigure, Shell hits 4

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Shell hits 1
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 4
CA Northampton, Shell hits 1
CA Chicago, Shell hits 2
CA Astoria
CA Cornwall
DD Aulick
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Hutchins, Shell hits 1
DD Jenkins, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD LaVallette

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 7,000 yards
BB Washington engages CL Kiso at 7,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Isuzu at 7,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages DD Shigure at 7,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chicago at 7,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Hutchins at 7,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Shigure at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 5,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 5,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Hutchins at 5,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Onami at 5,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Northampton at 5,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD LaVallette at 5,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages DD Shigure at 5,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages DD Shigure at 5,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Shigure at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 6,000 yards
BB Washington engages CL Kiso at 6,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Isuzu at 6,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages DD Shigure at 6,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Kiso at 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA Northampton at 6,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Shigure at 6,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Charles Ausburne at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 7,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 7,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Isuzu at 7,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Shigure at 7,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Kiso at 7,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Northampton at 7,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Hutchins at 7,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Shigure at 7,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Shigure at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages BB Washington at 9,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Jenkins at 9,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chicago at 9,000 yards
CA Northampton engages DD Susuzuki at 9,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Hutchins at 9,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Shigure at 9,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Shigure at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 11,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages BB Washington at 11,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages CL Kiso at 11,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Hutchins at 11,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Onami at 11,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages DD Susuzuki at 11,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Onami at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 6,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E7K2 Alf: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 4, on fire
CL Kiso, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
DD Susuzuki
DD Onami
DD Shigure, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Washington
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 5
CA Northampton
CA Chicago
CA Astoria
CA Cornwall
DD Aulick, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Hutchins
DD Jenkins, on fire
DD LaVallette

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 6,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 6,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 6,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Cornwall at 6,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages DD Shigure at 6,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Chicago at 6,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Northampton at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 5,000 yards
BB Washington engages CL Kiso at 5,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Cornwall at 5,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Astoria at 5,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Charles Ausburne at 5,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Susuzuki at 5,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Hutchins at 5,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Shigure at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 4,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 4,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages CL Kiso at 4,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Hutchins at 4,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Onami at 4,000 yards
DD Susuzuki engages DD Jenkins at 4,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Aulick at 4,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Kiso at 4,000 yards
BB Washington engages CL Abukuma at 4,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages BB South Dakota at 4,000 yards
CL Kiso engages CA Astoria at 4,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Kiso at 4,000 yards
DD Susuzuki engages DD Jenkins at 4,000 yards
DD Susuzuki engages DD Jenkins at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 11,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Isuzu at 11,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages CA Cornwall at 11,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Aulick at 11,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages CA Chicago at 11,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages CA Northampton at 11,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Onami at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Chikuma, heavy fires, heavy damage
CLAA Tatsuta
DD Tamanami, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Woodworth
DD Bailey
DD Bancroft
DD Caldwell

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu
CL Abukuma, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Susuzuki
DD Onami
DD Shigure, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
BB Washington
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 3
CA Northampton
CA Chicago
CA Astoria, Shell hits 1
CA Cornwall
DD Aulick, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Hutchins
DD Jenkins, on fire
DD LaVallette

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
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
Gatch, Thomas Lee crosses the 'T'
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages BB South Dakota at 12,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages CL Abukuma at 12,000 yards
CA Astoria engages DD Onami at 12,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages CA Chicago at 12,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Onami at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 7,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages BB South Dakota at 7,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages CL Abukuma at 7,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Charles Ausburne at 7,000 yards
DD Susuzuki engages DD Aulick at 7,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Susuzuki at 7,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 7,000 yards
BB Washington engages CL Abukuma at 7,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages CA Astoria at 7,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Abukuma at 7,000 yards
DD Susuzuki engages DD Hutchins at 7,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Charles Ausburne at 7,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Shigure at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages BB South Dakota at 6,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages CA Cornwall at 6,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Aulick at 6,000 yards
CL Abukuma engages CA Chicago at 6,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Aulick at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Isuzu at 9,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Aulick at 9,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Aulick at 9,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Abukuma at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Abukuma at 13,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages CL Isuzu at 13,000 yards
DD Shigure engages DD Hutchins at 13,000 yards
DD Onami engages DD Aulick at 13,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Isuzu at 13,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages DD Shigure at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Shell hits 1
DD Akizuki
DD Hatsuzuki
DD Hibiki
DD Amagiri

Allied Ships
xAK Andrew D White, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
262 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 72 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 39 (32 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 9,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
BB Yamato engages xAK Andrew D White at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
xAK Andrew D White sunk by BB Yamato at 8,000 yards
xAK Andrew D White sunk by BB Yamato at 8,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Yamato, Shell hits 12, heavy fires
DD Akizuki
DD Hatsuzuki, Shell hits 1
DD Hibiki, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Amagiri, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Shell hits 4, on fire
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 3
CA Northampton
CA Chicago
CA Astoria, Shell hits 1
CA Cornwall
DD Aulick, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Hutchins
DD Jenkins, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD LaVallette

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 10,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo crosses the 'T'
BB Yamato engages BB South Dakota at 7,000 yards
BB Washington engages DD Amagiri at 7,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages BB South Dakota at 7,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 7,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD LaVallette at 7,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Jenkins at 7,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Aulick at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages BB Yamato at 4,000 yards
BB Washington engages DD Amagiri at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsuzuki engages DD Aulick at 4,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Chicago at 4,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Northampton at 4,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Jenkins at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB South Dakota at 3,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB Washington at 3,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages DD Hibiki at 3,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Hatsuzuki at 3,000 yards
DD Aulick engages DD Akizuki at 3,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages DD Hibiki at 3,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages DD Hatsuzuki at 3,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Charles Ausburne at 3,000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages BB Yamato at 7,000 yards
BB Washington engages DD Amagiri at 7,000 yards
DD Jenkins engages DD Hibiki at 7,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 7,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Chicago at 7,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Northampton at 7,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Jenkins at 7,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Charles Ausburne at 7,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DD Aulick at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages BB South Dakota at 11,000 yards
BB Washington engages BB Yamato at 11,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages DD Hibiki at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Astoria at 11,000 yards
BB Yamato engages CA Chicago at 11,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD LaVallette at 11,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages DD Hibiki at 11,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Charles Ausburne at 11,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 11,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
BB Yamashiro, Shell hits 14, on fire
DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Namikaze

Allied Ships
BB Washington, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 10, heavy fires
CA Northampton, Shell hits 1
CA Chicago
CA Astoria, on fire
CA Cornwall, Shell hits 2
DD Aulick, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Hutchins
DD Jenkins, heavy fires
DD LaVallette

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 0% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Gatch, Thomas Lee crosses the 'T'
BB Yamashiro engages BB South Dakota at 11,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB Washington at 11,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Cornwall at 11,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages DD Hatsukaze at 11,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Hatsukaze at 11,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Hutchins at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB South Dakota at 7,000 yards
BB Washington engages BB Yamashiro at 7,000 yards
DD Namikaze engages CA Cornwall at 7,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD LaVallette at 7,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Hatsukaze at 7,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Charles Ausburne at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB South Dakota at 6,000 yards
BB Washington engages BB Yamashiro at 6,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Cornwall at 6,000 yards
CA Astoria engages DD Tokitsukaze at 6,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Chicago at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD LaVallette at 6,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Charles Ausburne at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Washington engages BB Yamashiro at 5,000 yards
DD Namikaze engages BB South Dakota at 5,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Astoria at 5,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Chicago at 5,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Namikaze at 5,000 yards
DD Namikaze engages DD Aulick at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB South Dakota at 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB Washington at 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Cornwall at 7,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Tokitsukaze at 7,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Tokitsukaze at 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Northampton at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Hutchins at 7,000 yards
Gatch, Thomas Lee orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 9,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages BB Yamashiro at 9,000 yards
BB Fuso engages BB Washington at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Cornwall at 9,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Hutchins at 9,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Northampton at 9,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Tokitsukaze at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB South Dakota at 10,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB Washington at 10,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Cornwall at 10,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Astoria at 10,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Chicago at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB Washington at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Cornwall at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Chicago at 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Northampton at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Fuso engages BB South Dakota at 11,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Cornwall at 11,000 yards
DD LaVallette engages DD Tokitsukaze at 11,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Chicago at 11,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Hutchins at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB South Dakota at 9,000 yards
BB Fuso engages BB Washington at 9,000 yards
DD Namikaze engages DD LaVallette at 9,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages DD Tokitsukaze at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB Washington at 10,000 yards
CA Cornwall engages DD Namikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD Charles Ausburne at 10,000 yards
BB South Dakota engages DD Hatsukaze at 10,000 yards
DD Namikaze engages DD LaVallette at 10,000 yards
Obata, Chozaemon orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB South Dakota at 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Cornwall at 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Astoria at 7,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD LaVallette at 7,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages CA Northampton at 7,000 yards
DD Namikaze engages DD Hutchins at 7,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Hatsukaze at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
BB Yamashiro engages BB South Dakota at 13,000 yards
DD Namikaze engages DD Hutchins at 13,000 yards
DD Tokitsukaze engages DD LaVallette at 13,000 yards
DD Hutchins engages DD Hatsukaze at 13,000 yards
DD Hatsukaze engages DD Charles Ausburne at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


The downer is that Washington goes down. Fuso and Yamashiro did the real work on her. Yamato did get punished good. at 3,000 yds, 16" shell cut into her good enough. Maybe an off chance she'll sink on the way back -- especially of the fires keep up. Fuso gets hers later in the day.

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rota at 108,97

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 12

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso, Torpedo hits 2

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


My fleet carriers run into a light cruiser force, but both sides were more interested in getting away.

I'm unloading support troops at Pagan next turn. An old BB force, with another destroyer group and a cruiser group are covering. Most of his surface groups are more interested in getting away at this point.

My carriers have pretty much cleared the area and are free to get back. Probably an 8 day trip to Pearl. I'm worried that everyone will have enough supply before my big trip back.

One lingering enemy unit on Pagan. Shock attacking there next turn. I'm also shocking on Tinian to try and end that affair.

Looking back on this, I wasn't expecting a heavy fighter presence on his end. That's pretty much what saved all his carriers. Not sure if he shuttled them in quickly form the Philippines or not. That's pretty much what wrecked my naval air. I'll get everyone re-fitted and out again as soon as possible. I'm overstacked with planes on Guam right now, but if I get units set up on Pagan, I'll transfer a bunch over. I'm counting on my P-47s to clear his fighters out once they're unpacked from the crates.

I think it's some months out before any real carriers arrive, so I got what I got, which is still formidable. They're all alive, anyway. Once I finally clear everyone out and secure the area, I can scour the region with planes, making supply to Truk more difficult. I can probably hit Luzon first quarter of 1944. Securing Luzon will pretty much turn the tap off for him.

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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 3/22/2020 5:46:12 PM   
LargeSlowTarget


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Hi, nice to see your game motoring on. Any problems or errors to report or suggetions for improvements?

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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 3/22/2020 5:51:52 PM   
Mundy


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Nothing odd I've noticed.

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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 3/30/2020 9:16:15 PM   
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I think I've finally got my forces separated from his. It was a long running fight and he had several surface groups hounding my ships all the way out. Lots of transports took hits, but I think actual losses were minimal.

The butcher's bill is pretty high, however.

So far in the game, I've definitely claimed Kaga, Zuikaku and Hiyo. I know other fleet carriers took some good hits, so I may have to wait for confirmation.

Some CVEs are confirmed dead, namely: Hosho, Taiyo and Unyo, Brazil Maru/Hayato. As above, I'm sure others got hit, too.

In this fight, I've sunk Mutsu and Kirishima, while Fuso succumbed to aerial torpedoes. Yamato left the scene under heavy fires, so there's a chance she'll go down too. A couple turns ago, Avengers hit Musashi with five bombs, but I doubt that will sink her. Like Yamato, she was with a small group of CLs/DDs. She also disappeared after the air strike. Maybe he's worried they come back with torps.

CA Tone fell to gunfire while Myoko fell to surface torpedoes. Another 3 CLs died to gunfire.

I would like to walk away happy from that, but alas, my losses were worse. Lexington and Yorktown both fell to aerial torpedoes. Funny how I don't remember that happening. Must be age...

Battleship losses were heavy. Maryland, Colorado, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Mississippi, North Carolina, Washington, Indiana, Prince of Wales and Revenge all fell. Only 2 CAs and 1 CL were sunk.

Guam is firmly under control. About a third of my Jugs were up and running and I swept Tinian with them and inflicted heavy losses with them for little loss on my end. Once the rest are unboxed, I'll sweep until his fighters are gone there. He can't really handle the 47 at max altitude. I'll keep the Hellcats and Corsairs for CAP. Supply should last until I get a relief force in.

On Tinian, I've only a 50 AV advantage over him, so I'm stalemated for now. The good news is that barring a serious effort on his part, I'm not going anywhere either.

Pagan is secure and safe with fighters guarding overhead. I'm keeping all bombers to a 2 hex range, since I don't want them hitting ships at Saipan, where fighter strength is heavy.

I'm guessing a month before a return visit. Bunker Hill arrives in Panama in 15 days, so she'll probably join the fun. Head to head, without being near a ground base, he can't really match up against me at this point.

Subs claimed two tankers and an xAK this turn. Good to see the fuel ships sink.

I've sortied 8 USN subs from Calcutta. 6 are enroute to block off Rangoon. 2 went down to guard Palembang.

Wear and tear on my carriers is surprisingly light, so they'll get fixed up quickly. I can probably convert more squadrons to SB2Cs. I'll be a bit more circumspect on my return trip and not let his land based air decimate my bombers

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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 3/31/2020 11:46:13 PM   
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Two days in a row without an encounter, so I think my ships are clear.

Tennessee is only 3 hexes from Pagan, only able to make a knot. Damage is heavy, so her safe return is problematic.

Some of the earlier departing ships are reaching Pearl already, the first being some cruisers. 3 battleships, including the French fossil, Lorraine will arrive in 3 days. A CVE arrived this turn. Most of the rest are about halfway to Midway.

I've moved a bunch of bombers up to Eniwetok and will hit the port at Truk next turn. He only has about 20 fighters there now. I had to make space for them, sending fighters to Roi-Namur and the dive bombers to Marcus. I need more punch at Marcus anyway.

My first landing command and control ship doesn't arrive for a month yet. I would have liked to have here supervise round 2 in the Marianas. She'll work for Luzon, though. With their sufficient prep, my losses landing at Guam and Tian were pretty minimal. I've got plenty of new transports waiting at Pearl to go again. I've had a constant line of assault AKs continuously arriving there from the States. I'll have to decide whether to embed battleships with the landing ships or send them as a close escort.

I should have enough Jugs at Guam to do a sweep of Tinian next turn. I'll grind him down to nothing and then work on Saipan.

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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 4/2/2020 11:06:09 PM   
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Most of my forces are nearing Midway, so they're safe. I've detached my carriers from escort, so they'll be back in Pearl in 5 days.

He's had cruisers bombarding Wake the last few days, which is keeping my Jug count low. Regardless, they're sweeping well.

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Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 10
N1K1J George-Shiden x 14
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 54

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 4 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 4 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1Det'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
24th Sentai/B with Ki-84a Frank-Hayate (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-1/C with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
281 Ku S-1~/A with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank-Hayate (0 airborne, 28 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes


He's feeding more troops into Tinian, so I'm prepared that I'll wind up losing that bunch. Still too many of his fighters there for me to contest.

P-51As have been arriving at Aden, and I'm feeding them into the India Theatre.

Subs hit another tanker. Probably about 4 in as many days.

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RE: Getting Bottlenecked: SierraJuliet (J) vs Mundy (A) - 4/3/2020 11:41:17 PM   
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More sweeps. Probably my worst day yet.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Tinian , at 108,94

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 4
N1K1J George-Shiden x 12
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 49

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1Det'~ with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 14000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
24th Sentai/B with Ki-84a Frank-Hayate (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-1/C with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 33800.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
281 Ku S-1~/A with A6M2 Zero-Reisen (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 29070.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
244th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank-Hayate (0 airborne, 26 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 30000 , scrambling fighters between 30000 and 31514.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes


My planes are wearing down, so they'll rest for a few day. Need to get the rest unboxed. I've got my strike planes up and set to zero hexes. Got some hits in.

quote:

Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 10
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13
TBF-1 Avenger x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DMS W-5, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 11
F6F-3 Hellcat x 14
SBD-5 Dauntless x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Samidare, Bomb hits 1, on fire
E Kari

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 20
F6F-3 Hellcat x 9
TBF-1 Avenger x 4

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
E Kari

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



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 15
F6F-3 Hellcat x 15
SBD-5 Dauntless x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Suzukaze
DD Samidare, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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


Rabaul got the sweep treatment with P-38s.

quote:

Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 17

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
6th Ku S-1'~/A with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
63rd Sentai~ with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
77th Sentai~ with Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 42 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 9

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 34000 feet

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
6th Ku S-1'~/A with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
63rd Sentai~ with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
77th Sentai~ with Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 39,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 6
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 6

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 87 minutes
6th Ku S-1'~/A with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
63rd Sentai~ with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 68 minutes
77th Sentai~ with Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 5
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 5

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 34000 feet
1 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 34000 feet

CAP engaged:
6th Ku S-1'~/A with N1K1J George-Shiden (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 24896.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
63rd Sentai~ with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
5th Sentai/C with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 25390.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
77th Sentai~ with Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes


I'm running low on lightnings. Production seems rather limited with them. I converted one squadron to P-47s, but they won't have the range to get to Rabaul. I do have a bunch of 38Es in the pool, but they're a maintenance nightmare, relatively speaking.

A DD tender gets hit at Saipan. That can only help.

quote:

Sub attack near Saipan at 107,93

Japanese Ships
AD Nissho Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-40

Allied Ships
SS Sculpin~

SS Sculpin~ launches 4 torpedoes at AD Nissho Maru
SC CHa-40 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-40 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-40 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-40 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-40 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


I'm re-tasking more troops at Pearl and the States for Tinian. My guys there are going to die before too long. 3 USMC divisions should cover it.

quote:

Ground combat at Tinian (108,94)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17282 troops, 168 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 769

Defending force 17492 troops, 229 guns, 224 vehicles, Assault Value = 266

Japanese adjusted assault: 550

Allied adjusted defense: 159

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
238 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
359 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Assaulting units:
5th Division
28IMB 14th Grsn Uni
Maizuru 4th SNLF
27IMB 13th Grsn Uni
85th Naval Guard Unit
207th Ship Eng Coy
16th Field Construction Battalion
58th Construction Battalion
67th Field AA Battalion
12th JNAF AF Unit
59th JNAF AF Unit
13th Field Construction Battalion
21st Special Base Force
19th Army
79th JAAF AF Bn
13th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion
90th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
25th Infantry Division
87th Mountain~ Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
37th Infantry Div /9
27th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
145th Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
43rd Base Group Base Force
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment
XIII US Fighter Cmd
97th Field Artillery Battalion
181st Field Artillery Battalion
41st MAG
24th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
627th~ Tank Destroyer Battalion
140th (Sep) Inf.~ Regiment
ComAirFMFPac
5th Marine~ Defense Battalion
Seventh USAAF
345th Base Group Base Force /1


I'm dealing with this every night... Similar results every time.

quote:

Night Naval bombardment of Guam at 106,95

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 8 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 8 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 6 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Tone

Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 3
Port hits 1

E13A1 Jake-Suitei acting as spotter for CA Mikuma
CA Mikuma firing at 6th Armoured~ Division
E13A1 Jake-Suitei acting as spotter for CA Tone
CA Tone firing at Guam


I'm waiting to hear on Shokaku yet. I know she got smoked pretty bad before. I doubt she survived, but I have no confirmation yet. Yamato could be a bonus too.

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