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10 January 1943 - 3/24/2019 7:22:31 AM   
SierraJuliet


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10 January 1943

DEI


SS Scorpion launches 6 torpedoes at 56,103 ner Soerabaja.

Japanese Ships

AO KM Uckermark, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

SS KVIII is sighted by escort at 76,109 near Ambon.

Japanese Ships

xAK Kinrei Maru
xAK Unkai Maru #3
xAK Josho Maru
xAKL Yulin Maru
xAKL Unkai Maru #6
DD Mutsuki


Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.

Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 75 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 11
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo

PACIFIC

SS Spearfish launches 2 torpedoes at 91,96 near Babeldaob.

Japanese Ships

AMc Choun Maru #7, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AMc Takasago Maru

SSX Ha-11
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 136,98 near Wake Island.

Japanese Ships

SSX Ha-11, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships

DD Buchanan
xAP Ambrose E Burnside
xAP Stratford
xAP Iron Prince
xAP Diomed
xAP Duntroon
xAP Haleakala
xAK Barbara
xAK Mizar*
xAK Hurricane
xAK Colbert
xAK Timber Rush


Allied morning Air attack on TF near Marcus Island at 123,85

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft

F4F-3A Wildcat x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 17
F4F-4 Wildcat x 51
SBD-4 Dauntless x 36
SBD-3 Dauntless x 95
TBD-1 Devastator x 15
TBF-1 Avenger x 60

Allied aircraft losses

SBD-4 Dauntless: 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

xAK Tihuku Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Akasi Maru, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AKE Asaka Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Sonobe Maru #2, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAKL Mogami Maru #3, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
xAKL Hayasaki*, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Tazan Maru, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Yasuteru Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ueizuru Maru, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Victoria Maru, Bomb hits 10, and is sunk
PB Yahada Maru, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
PB Kyo Maru #2, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
PB Chokai Maru, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
E Hato, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Kyokusei Maru, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Sugiyama Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Shinko Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
PB Chiyo Maru #4, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
PB Shonan Maru #2, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Tihuku Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Sonobe Maru #2
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Hayasaki*
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Yasuteru Maru
Massive explosion on xAK Yasuteru Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Akasi Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Victoria Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Chokai Maru
Shonan Maru #2 dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PB Chiyo Maru #4
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kyokusei Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Tazan Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring E Hato
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AKE Asaka Maru

AUSTRALIA

SS I-175 is sighted by escort at 101,133 near Milne Bay.

BURMA

Japanese morning Air attack on 103rd RAF Base Force at 54,50 – 15 casualties.

Japanese deliberate attack at 54,50.

Attacking force 28289 troops, 432 guns, 274 vehicles, Assault Value = 1021
Defending force 29515 troops, 332 guns, 531 vehicles, Assault Value = 121

Japanese adjusted assault: 566

Allied adjusted defense: 403

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
367 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
892 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 107 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Guns lost 21 (3 destroyed, 18 disabled)
Vehicles lost 35 (11 destroyed, 24 disabled)

Assaulting units:
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
15th Ind Engineer Regiment
4th Division
16th Division
1TD 1st Tank Regiment
2ITB 2nd Tank Regiment
1st Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
2/3 MG Battalion
Marinier Battalion
2/1 MG Battalion
Roodenburg Cdo
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
103rd RN Base Force
223 Group Base Force
106th RAF Base Force
104th RAF Base Force
Civilians
221 Group RAF
175 Wing
221 Group Base Force
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
308th Base Group Base Force
35th Light~ AA Regiment
Civilians
77th Heavy AA Regiment
Civilians
7th Avn Sup Afd
6th Heavy~ AA Regiment
172 Wing
48th Light AA Regiment
171 Wing
116th RAF Base Force
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
103rd RAF Base Force
95th Heavy~ AA Regiment
2nd ISF Base Force
4th Avn Sup Groep
100th RAF Base Force
Civilians
21st Light~ AA Regiment
107th RAF Base Force
108th RAF Base Force
173 Wing
70th British~ Div /1

Monywa is occupied by the Japanese.





Search E13A1 Jake-Suitei destroyed by CAP at (136,98)
Search E13A1 Jake-Suitei destroyed by CAP at (136,98)
Search E13A1 Jake-Suitei destroyed by CAP

Ki-51a Sonia_ from 71st I.F.Chutai' attacking an Allied SS at 85,71

TF 65 sighted by Allied Aircraft at 131,92 near Wake Island
TF 327 detects SBD-3 Dauntless at 131,92 near Wake Island

xAKL Hayasaki* sinks at sea
Major flooding aboard xAK Tazan Maru
xAK Yasuteru Maru sinks at sea
AKE Asaka Maru sinks at sea
Pumps having difficulty controlling flooding aboard xAK Tihuku Maru
Major flooding aboard xAK Tazan Maru

Hue expands airfield to size 1
Gorakhpur expands airfield to size 3
Ledo expands airfield to size 3
Chumphon expands fortifications to size 2

253 Ku S-1' attains carrier trained status on Unyo

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kukong (79, 57)!

Loss of AMc Choun Maru #7 on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of PB Chiyo Maru #4 on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of PB Chokai Maru on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of PB Shinko Maru #2 on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of PB Yahada Maru on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of PB Kyo Maru #2 on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of PB Shonan Maru #2 on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAK Victoria Maru on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAK Kyokusei Maru on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAK Akasi Maru on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAK Ueizuru Maru on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
xAKL Chinkai Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+
Loss of xAKL Sonobe Maru #2 on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAKL Mogami Maru #3 on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of SSX Ha-11 on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
Loss of AO KM Uckermark on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted


If KB had of stayed put there would have been such a carrier battle. As it is the two opposing sides seemed to have passed overnight on opposite courses. KB is just a little shy of being able to hit the multitude of TFs at Wake Island. Perhaps that might be good for me. Both of us have decisions to make on force dispositions for the next turn. We both know where each other is in terms of carriers. Will the Americans stay in the vicinity of Marcus Island. Will they continue with an attempt to make the landing? Will they run and if so in which direction. I am thinking that whereever the landing forces goes the carriers will be tagging along. Would rather, of course, not to have lost all that shipping but most of them were there dropping off a long overdue (a costly planning oversight) AF unit. The unit is ashore but at the cost of the transporting ships.

So much is riding on the decisions we make for this turn. If it goes badly for me the long, long road to the end has well and truly commenced. I do live in hope though that the dice will land favourably.






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RE: 10 January 1943 - 3/24/2019 2:19:22 PM   
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*grabs popcorn*

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11 January 1943 - 3/24/2019 11:04:46 PM   
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11 January 1943

PACIFIC

Night Time Surface Combat
near Marcus Island at 123,85 Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

PB Shonan Maru #17, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships

BB New Mexico
BB Mississippi
BB Washington
BB Indiana
BB Prince of Wales
BB Revenge~
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CA San Francisco
CA Quincy
DD Kalk
DD Anderson
DD McCall
DD Dunlap
DD Cummings
DD Drayton
AP Wharton
AP Harris~
AP Zeilin
AP Henry T Allen~
AP J Franklin Bell
AP Leonard Wood
AP Hunter Liggett
AP American Legion
AP Henderson~+
AP President Polk
AP Arthur Middleton
AK Crater
AK Cassiopeia
AK Prince Georges
AK Libra
AK Algorab
AK Adhara
AK Alcyone
AK Oberon
AK Arcturus
AK Castor"
AP President Coolidge
AP Matsonia
AP Mariposa
AP Santa Elena
AP Santa Paula
AP Santa Inez
AP Republic~
AP President Fillmore~
AP Mount McKinley
AK Ara


Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 25% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Night Time Surface Combat near Marcus Island at 123,85 Range 29,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

PB Shonan Maru #17

Allied Ships

BB New Mexico
BB Mississippi
BB Washington
BB Indiana
BB Prince of Wales
BB Revenge~
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CA San Francisco
CA Quincy
DD Kalk
DD Anderson
DD McCall
DD Dunlap
DD Cummings
DD Drayton
AP Wharton
AP Harris~
AP Zeilin
AP Henry T Allen~
AP J Franklin Bell
AP Leonard Wood
AP Hunter Liggett
AP American Legion
AP Henderson~+
AP President Polk
AP Arthur Middleton
AK Crater
AK Cassiopeia
AK Prince Georges
AK Libra
AK Algorab
AK Adhara
AK Alcyone
AK Oberon
AK Arcturus
AK Castor"
AP President Coolidge
AP Matsonia
AP Mariposa
AP Santa Elena
AP Santa Paula
AP Santa Inez
AP Republic~
AP President Fillmore~
AP Mount McKinley
AK Ara


Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 25% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Amphibious TF evades combat

Night Time Surface Combat near Marcus Island at 123,85 Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

PB Shonan Maru #17, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Allied Ships

BB New Mexico
BB Mississippi
BB Washington
BB Indiana
BB Prince of Wales
BB Revenge~
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CA San Francisco
CA Quincy
DD Kalk
DD Anderson
DD McCall
DD Dunlap
DD Cummings
DD Drayton
AP Wharton
AP Harris~
AP Zeilin
AP Henry T Allen~
AP J Franklin Bell
AP Leonard Wood
AP Hunter Liggett
AP American Legion
AP Henderson~+
AP President Polk
AP Arthur Middleton
AK Crater
AK Cassiopeia
AK Prince Georges
AK Libra
AK Algorab
AK Adhara
AK Alcyone
AK Oberon
AK Arcturus
AK Castor"
AP President Coolidge
AP Matsonia
AP Mariposa
AP Santa Elena
AP Santa Paula
AP Santa Inez
AP Republic~
AP President Fillmore~
AP Mount McKinley
AK Ara


Reduced sighting due to 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 25% moonlight: 2,000 yards
PB Shonan Maru #17 sunk by AK Castor" at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

Pre-Invasion action off Marcus Island

15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

BB Revenge~
BB Prince of Wales
BB Indiana
BB Washington
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
CA Quincy
CA San Francisco
CA Minneapolis
CA Astoria
DD Drayton
DD Cummings
DD Dunlap
AP Mount McKinley


Japanese ground losses:
986 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 54 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Amphibious Assault at Marcus Island

Allied ground losses:
837 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 193 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 78 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 63 (0 destroyed, 63 disabled)
Vehicles lost 61 (0 destroyed, 61 disabled)

Invasion Support action off Marcus Island

4 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

BB Revenge~
BB Prince of Wales
BB Indiana
BB Washington
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
CA Quincy
CA San Francisco
CA Minneapolis
CA Astoria
DD Dunlap
AP Mount McKinley
DD Drayton
AP Wharton


Japanese ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied shock attack at Marcus Island

Attacking force 10191 troops, 202 guns, 125 vehicles, Assault Value = 279
Defending force 2865 troops, 24 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 40

Allied adjusted assault: 73
Japanese adjusted defense: 2

Allied assault odds: 36 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Marcus Island!!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
H6K5 Mavis-Taitei: 6 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
1676 casualties reported
Squads: 81 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 155 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 27 (27 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Allied ground losses:
261 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
43rd Infantry Division
4th USMC Raider Bn~

Defending units:
48th Naval Guard Unit
7th Port Unit
61st JNAF AF Unit

BURMA

Japanese afternoon Air attack on 103rd RAF Base Force at 54,50 – 5 casualties.

55/46 is occupied by the Japanese.

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.


Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 70 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 21
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo





Damage Control Systems failing aboard PB Fukui Maru, order is given to Abandon Ship

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking SS Sculpin at 108,96
G4M1 Betty-Rikko from 753 Ku K-1' attacking SS Pollack at 107,92
G4M1 Betty-Rikko from Yokosuka Ku K-1 attacking an Allied SS at 106,124
a T' War Emergency class SS is reported HIT

Saipan expands fortifications to size 5
Victoria Point expands fortifications to size 2
Kashgar expands airfield to size 4
81/51 expands port to size 2
82/55 expands port to size 2

Repairs completed on E Shimushu at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 83/44 (83, 44)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 86/56 (86, 56)!

Loss of PB Shonan Maru #17 on Jan 11, 1943 is admitted

DD Isis is reported to have been sunk near Ramree Island on Oct 27, 1942
SS Sargo is reported to have been sunk near Lihue on Sep 15, 1942





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11 January 1943 - 3/24/2019 11:43:27 PM   
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And what of the anticipated carrier battle! Ships passing in the night. The Allied carriers went on a high speed run back to protect the fleets at Wake Island. I expect that the British carriers have been left as cover for Marcus Island. I don’t have air search north of Marcus so that is where I think they will be. I had SAGS set up looking for the Allied carriers should they have come racing south but we missed them. I am hoping that the carriers picked up some damage from that run and hopefully their fuel situation might be of concern for Ed.

My plan for the next day is send my carriers north west and send the planes out over Marcus to wreak whatever mayhem they can conjour up. Looking also at sending in 2 SAGs (1 of Hiei and Kirishima and the other of 4 CAs plus accompanying destroyers). It will be a knife fight if it comes off (moonlight will be around 30%) and hopefully the Allied BBs and cruisers present have expended most of their primary munitions. I am expecting the Allied TFs to hang around for another day at Marcus. If they up anchor and move on I guess I shall have to cut my loses and bow out of this phase of the war.

If Ed sends the death star on a high speed run back up to Marcus things will get interesting. Hopefully he is mystified as to the location of the Japanese. Will they come for Marcus or Wake.





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RE: 11 January 1943 - 3/25/2019 12:37:00 AM   
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If you have some DDs, send them in on low aggression in small task forces to launch torpedoes. They will then leave if there are enemy surface combat elements there but they were be fish in the water . . .

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RE: 11 January 1943 - 3/25/2019 2:04:57 AM   
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ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

If you have some DDs, send them in on low aggression in small task forces to launch torpedoes. They will then leave if there are enemy surface combat elements there but they were be fish in the water . . .


Thanks. I should have a couple of destroyers available to give this a go.

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RE: 11 January 1943 - 3/25/2019 1:55:01 PM   
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Interesting it is a big Ocean and at the start of each pass 2 days you both ended up, with your main carrier fleets beyond, his range to conduct strikes.I am sure he is wearing out his carriers sprinting back and forth.He can't adequately cover both landings with his main carrier fleet and it seems he has chosen to defend the LCUs loading at Wake for the moment,as soon as they lift anchor I am sure he will sprint back, after refueling to defend the Marcus Island TFs. I think your plan to send in surface forces is sound as no doubt his major units expended some or most of their ordinance in support of the landing. You might consider a high speed run to the NW to put Marcus between you and his main carrier fleet NW of Wake, increasing the range and making it almost impossible for him to reach your carriers with his carrier aircraft, as you can strike around the Marcus Island with the longer range of some of your carrier aircraft.

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RE: 11 January 1943 - 3/25/2019 6:56:45 PM   
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Bif1961, I don't think it's OK for you to be reading both sides of this AAR and offering tactical advice to both players. I'm sure you don't mean any harm, but really - you can't say things like "I am sure he will sprint back" and "I think your plan to send in surface forces is sound" etc. if you are reading the other side and know the other side's plans!

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RE: 11 January 1943 - 3/25/2019 10:31:40 PM   
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ORIGINAL: ChuckBerger

Bif1961, I don't think it's OK for you to be reading both sides of this AAR and offering tactical advice to both players. I'm sure you don't mean any harm, but really - you can't say things like "I am sure he will sprint back" and "I think your plan to send in surface forces is sound" etc. if you are reading the other side and know the other side's plans!


A friendly reminder regarding opsec never goes astray. I certainly do extend an awful lot of trust to anyone who is chipping in. It is interesting though on how one reads what is written. In relation to the comment regarding sending in surface forces being sound I took that to be a comment in relation to my previously stated intention to do just that. I thought that now was the time to strike and that is how the orders went out for the turn which is now away.

Now that you have highlighted it, I can see how this can also be read as tacit advice that all is good the enemy is not planning on coming this way or the enemy is planning on hanging around for a bit so go get them. Plenty has been written about opsec so all I can ask is that posted comments are done so with this in mind.

As for the thought on the Allies sprinting back…. I think that is pretty much stating the obvious. I had anticipated a southward run the previous turn and missed an overnight intercept. There is every chance that Ed will order another sprint but then again, I am formulating plans in the belief that Ed lost contact with my carriers last turn and I have been lucky enough to keep tabs on his carriers. If true I have a certain planning advantage while Ed is left to ponder where the Japanese carriers went to. If they head back north it may go badly for me… then again maybe not. Weather is playing a part in this game and I have configured my fighters as best I can to maintain adequate strike protection and CAP over the flight decks.

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RE: 11 January 1943 - 3/25/2019 10:33:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: SierraJuliet


quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

If you have some DDs, send them in on low aggression in small task forces to launch torpedoes. They will then leave if there are enemy surface combat elements there but they were be fish in the water . . .


Thanks. I should have a couple of destroyers available to give this a go.


I had another look at what I had available and decided that I didn't have enough at this time. No doubt there will be another opportunity coming along.

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12 January 1943 - 3/26/2019 2:12:12 AM   
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12 January 1943

INDIAN OCEAN


SS I-165 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 7,62 near Diego Garcia.

Allied Ships

xAK Nurmahal

PACIFIC

Night Time Surface Combat
near Marcus Island at 123,85 Range 9,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships

BB Hiei, Shell hits 2
BB Kirishima, Shell hits 15, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Makinami, Shell hits 2
DD Takanami

Allied Ships

BB New Mexico
BB Mississippi
, Shell hits 2
BB Washington, Shell hits 7
BB Indiana, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
BB Prince of Wales, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
BB Revenge~, Shell hits 1
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CA San Francisco
CA Quincy
DD Kalk
DD Anderson
DD McCall
DD Dunlap
DD Cummings
DD Drayton
AP Wharton
AP Harris~
AP Zeilin
AP Henry T Allen~
AP J Franklin Bell
AP Leonard Wood
, Shell hits 3
AP Hunter Liggett
AP American Legion
AP Henderson~+
AP President Polk
AP Arthur Middleton
AK Crater
AK Cassiopeia
AK Prince Georges
AK Libra
AK Algorab
AK Adhara
AK Alcyone
AK Oberon
AK Arcturus
AK Castor"
AP President Coolidge
AP Matsonia
AP Mariposa
AP Santa Elena
AP Santa Paula
AP Santa Inez
AP Republic~
AP President Fillmore~
AP Mount McKinley
AK Ara


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Allied ships attempt to get underway
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Night Time Surface Combat near Marcus Island at 123,85 Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Tone, Shell hits 2
CA Chikuma, Shell hits 1
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships

DD O'Brien, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
DD Walke, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
xAP Clan Macnaughton
xAP Clan Macneil
, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAP Clan Macquarrie
xAP Empire Star
xAP Dunedin Star
xAP Bloemfontein
xAP Marpessa
xAP Talisse
, Shell hits 3
xAP Tawali
xAP Limerick
xAP Echunga
xAP Ellaroo
xAP Iron Crown
xAP Iron Knob
xAP Macedon
xAP Illisos
xAP Agwimonte
xAP Alcoa Prospector
xAP Exchange
xAP Alcoa Pennant
xAK T A Johnson
xAP Exhibitor
xAP Examiner
xAK William S Colley
xAK Boreas*
xAK Benjamin Franklin
xAK Edwin Markham
xAK George Read
xAK George Ross
, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Henry Villard
xAK James Gordon Bennett
xAK John B Floyd
xAK Nathaniel Bowditch
xAK Stephen M White
xAK Thomas A Edison
xAK William E Channing
, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK William L Garrison
xAK Pamir
xAK Astoria
xAK Karsik
xAK Straat Malakka
xAK Sea Witch
xAK Exceller
xAK Jonathan Harrington
xAK Delvalle
xAK West Cressy
xAP William L Thompson
xAP Nellore
, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAP Ville d'Amiens, Shell hits 19, and is sunk
xAP Torrens, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
862 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 56 (37 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (10 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAP Iron Knob collides with xAP Clan Macneil at 123, 85
xAK William S Colley collides with xAP Clan Macquarrie at 123, 85
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Japanese morning Air attack on Marcus Island – 22 casualties, 2 airbase hits, 5 airbase supply hits and 13 runway hits.

TF 78 encounters mine field at Truk – 5 mines cleared.

Japanese morning Air attack on TF near Marcus Island at 125,86

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku x 18

Japanese aircraft losses

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 7 damaged
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

BB Mississippi, Bomb hits 1
BB Washington
DD McCall


Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Marcus Island at 125,86

Japanese aircraft

A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 42
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 23
B5N1 Kate-Kankoh x 11
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 46
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku x 44

Japanese aircraft losses

B5N1 Kate-Kankoh: 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 3 damaged
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 2 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

BB Revenge~, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 7, heavy damage
BB Mississippi, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CA San Francisco
BB Prince of Wales
, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
BB Washington, Bomb hits 7, on fire
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 14, Torpedo hits 3, on fire
CA Quincy
AP Mount McKinley
, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AP Mount McKinley

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Marcus Island at 125,87

Japanese aircraft

A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 15
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 17
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku x 27

Japanese aircraft losses

B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

xAP Examiner, Bomb hits 4, heavy damage
xAK George Read, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Jonathan Harrington, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAP Echunga, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK William S Colley, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Macedon, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Straat Malakka, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Tawali, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK West Cressy, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK James Gordon Bennett, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK T A Johnson, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 27 (5 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 59 (21 destroyed, 38 disabled)

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Jonathan Harrington
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Echunga
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK James Gordon Bennett
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Straat Malakka

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Marcus Island at 125,87

Japanese aircraft

A6M3a Zero-Reisen x 19
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku x 13

Japanese aircraft losses

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

xAK Nathaniel Bowditch, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Exchange, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAP Alcoa Prospector, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Jonathan Harrington, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
238 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 16 (13 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (8 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Jonathan Harrington

Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Marcus Island at 125,86

Japanese aircraft

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku x 20

Japanese aircraft losses

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 14 damaged
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 4, on fire
CA Minneapolis
BB Washington
, Bomb hits 4, on fire
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 2, on fire

DEI

SS KVIII launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 76,109 near Ambon.

Japanese Ships

DD Mutsuki
xAK Kinrei Maru
xAK Unkai Maru #3
xAK Josho Maru
xAKL Yulin Maru
xAKL Unkai Maru #6


Allied Ships

SS KVIII, hits 4

Japanese deliberate attack at 68, 104 near Kolaka.

Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 70 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 20
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo

BURMA

Japanese morning Air attack on 104th RAF Base Force at 54,50 -26 casualties.

58/46 is occupied by the Japanese.





BB Kirishima sinks at sea

Repairs completed on ACM Wa-6 at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Akagi-2 has spotted an Allied xAP at 123,87
a APL Line class xAP is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake-Suitei from Chitose-1 has spotted a Pacific Troop class xAP at 123,87
an Allied xAP is reported HIT

Prome expands airfield to size 2
Cochin expands airfield to size 4
Padang expands fortifications to size 1
Okha expands port to size 4
Pingsiang expands airfield to size 2
91/55 expands port to size 2

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 86/56 (86, 56)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 77/56 (77, 56)!

Loss of xAKL Bichu Maru on Nov 24, 1942 is admitted

BB Indiana is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 12, 1943
DD O'Brien is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 12, 1943
xAP Dunera is reported to have been sunk near Moulmein on Oct 09, 1942
xAK William S Colley is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 12, 1943
xAK George Read is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 12, 1943
xAK George Ross is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 12, 1943
xAK West Cressy is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 12, 1943
xAP Ville d'Amiens is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 12, 1943
xAP Torrens is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 12, 1943

Endo Det arrives at Nagoya

So, in the end I achieved what I had planned to do. As always, every Japanese ship lost is felt grievously but Kirishima did take it on the chin and went down fighting. Of the admitted Allied ships lost there is BB Indiana, DD O’Brien plus 3 xAP and 4 xAK. After receiving 7 torpedoes hits on the high seas I should be very sound in my thinking the BB Revenge is also lost (trust the torpedo bombers to gang up on the least valuable battleship). It is hard to tell just what became of Mississippi and New Mexico. While they both took 3 torpedoes Mississippi was reported as having heavy damage so of the 2, I expect she is the more likely to go down. I fully expect to see New Mexico again unless my submarines have something to say about her fate. Prince of Wales is having a tremendous war. She dodged being sunk early in the war and has been traipsing around the Pacific since then. Surely of all the Allied battleships she is the one with the most battle stars and illustrious history to date. Of all the merchant ships that took damage I calculate that it is probable that 1 AP, 4 xAP and 4 xAK will also go down. So, for the loss of Kirishima I am hoping that this day has netted 3 battleships, 1 destroyer, 1 AP, 7 xAP and 8 xAK. If so an acceptable trade.

Worthy of the trade too if I don’t mess around and expose my carriers. It is so tempting to hunt down those damaged and fleeing ships. However, I have had to move my search vectors around and I have now lost sight of the American carriers myself. Time to retreat but I am also contemplating giving Marcus Island a good going over as we leave… I shall have to think on that one.


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RE: 12 January 1943 - 3/26/2019 2:35:23 AM   
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True I am reading both AARs, as many do, and they may or may not be sending their AARs in a timely fashion, one may be posting info in their AAR as it happens and another is posting it after several days delay. My comments are not based upon what the other side is doing, but based on what I might do given the same set of circumstances presented in only this AAR. I was in the Intelligence Community for 30 years I know all about OPSEC and how to keep secrets. I do not favor one side or the other in any of these contests but enjoy watching them unfold. If you can point to where I violated OPSEC please give me an example. I base my comments only on what is presented in this AAR's information not based upon what his opponent may or may not do on what they have written in their AAR assuming that they are both submitting information as it happens and again not after a few turns have passed.

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RE: 12 January 1943 - 3/26/2019 2:52:13 AM   
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Already gave examples, in both AARs, of where one could form the view that you were asking leading questions or providing opinions on what to do next. You may consider that you are doing so only on the basis of what you know from one AAR, but nobody can guarantee that they "ignore" information which they actually do know. The possibility for subconscious bias or direction exists, even if you're doing your best to eliminate it. If I was one of the players, and read what you've posted in both AARs, I'd be pissed.

I'll leave it at that and won't comment further, as it's ultimately for the players to work out. I thought they should know.

I generally read both sides of AARs, and for that reason I generally refrain from commenting at all.

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RE: 12 January 1943 - 3/26/2019 8:48:18 AM   
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Your 1st example in this forum is a misquote of what I said. I did not say "I am sure he will sprint back with his carriers," as u miss cite. Go back and read it in context! I said, "I am sure he is wearing out his carriers when he sprints back and forth." There is as huge difference between what I wrote and what you said I wrote. One is saying he WILL do something, future actions, the other is when he DID something it wears down his carriers, results of past actions. If you are attempting to cite someone cite them accurately! On what you say is the 2nd example he stated he was going to send a surface TF into Marcus Island and attack the Allied shipping there as the Allied surface vessels should be low on ammo following the invasion bombardments, he posted the results of those bombardments in the AAR before my comment. I said that was sound tactics. Is it not sound tactics to confront a surface force with your ships fully loaded with ammo when your opponent just used up theirs in two rounds of bombardments that he stated not me. He stated his plans before I posted my comments. I simply stated facts, the Allied used up ammo and that his tactics were sound sending fully armed surface vessels against those who are short of ammo. I may be rightly accused of stating the obvious.

However, I will leave it to the forum members in the following way and will go by their decisions:

Option 1) It is ok to read both AARs in a two sided game as long as I do not comment about tactics, operations or strategy.

Option 2) It is ok to comment on tactics, operations or strategies if I am only limiting myself to reading and commenting in one AAR in a two sided contest.

Option 3) It is ok to read both AARs and make comments about tactics, operations and strategies as long I am diligent and careful not to cross contaminate the AARs.

I will ask them to vote with what they have done in the past and what they feel is appropriate. It will not be majority rules but if others feel as I do that all options are valid then I will continue to do all options as I have in the past decade on this forum. However if no one else feels that all the aforementioned options are valid then I will limit myself to options 1 and/or options 2.

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RE: 12 January 1943 - 3/26/2019 7:31:03 PM   
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I usually only read one side of an AAR. I have accidentally looked at the other side on occasion. I will sometimes intentionally go to the other side if I hear that there is a discussion going on. But I say again, I usually read only one side and that is the side that I comment on, besides giving advice.

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12 January 1943 - 3/26/2019 10:59:26 PM   
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The known positions and weather map from last turn. As you can see my search planes moved northwards and lost contact with American TFs in and around Wake Island. The American carriers are once again position unknown. Given the reported heavy rain blanketing the Japanese carrier TFs last turn I think I am fortunate that anything launched. The weather around the targets doesn't appear to have been overly welcoming either.

I have moved the carriers to a position north west of Marcus and set almost all fighters to CAP and ordered the bombers to hit the airfield on Marcus. Hopefully they are over stacked and finding supply an issue. I want to exacerbate that somewhat if I can. Recon suggests 4 units with 16500 troops.

I have on SAG TF of 2 heavy cruisers plus 2 escorting destroyers at Marcus Island. They missed the action yesterday. They have been ordered southwards for a bit to see if they can find something over night. Calculated risk as the American may well turn up tomorrow then they will become the hunted.




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13 January 1943 - 3/27/2019 11:21:04 PM   
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13 January 1943

PACIFIC


TF 78 encounters mine field at Truk – 20 mines cleared.

SS I-25 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 141,98 near Wake Island.

Allied Ships

DMS Hovey
xAK Mariso
xAK Sloterdijk
xAK Doryssa


Night Naval bombardment of Marcus Island.

Japanese Ships

DD Kawakaze
DD Shigure


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

SS I-168 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 130,95 near Wake Island.

Allied Ships

DD Bagley
BB North Carolina
CA Wichita
CA Vincennes
CLAA San Juan
CLAA San Diego
DD Craven
DD Blue
DD Selfridge
DD Porter
DD Gridley


Allied afternoon Air attack on TF near Marcus Island at 125,86

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Allied aircraft

F4F-3 Wildcat x 17
SBD-4 Dauntless x 18
SBD-3 Dauntless x 25

Allied aircraft losses

SBD-4 Dauntless: 1 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CA Mikuma, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Naganami
DD Hatsuharu
, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Mikuma
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Kumano

Well that little night time sortie found nothing and got spanked. I accepted that they would be likey to run afoul of dive bombers but was more hopeful that they would make an overnight catch. Probably for the best that they didn’t otherwise they would now all be under the waves. I am sending back towards the Japanese carriers so they may yet serve to draw the American carriers to my carriers.

Damage is


Mikuma 53(00) 20(00) 07(00) 07
Hashuharu 45(00) 22(16) 13(04) 06
Naganami undamaged
Kumano 38(00) 26(14) 16(03) 05

BURMA

Japanese afternoon Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force at 54,50 – 5 casualties.

56/47 is occupied by the Japanese.

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.


Attacking force 546 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21
Defending force 65 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 11
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo





D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking an Allied SS at 107,94
an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking an Allied SS at 108,96
a T' 1941 and 1942 class SS is reported HIT
B5N1 Kate-Kankoh from Shoho-2 attacking a Narwhal class SS at 106,124
a O19 Class class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking a Gato class SS at 107,94

Repairs completed on DD Okikaze at Singapore, ship returned to service

Bangalore expands airfield to size 6
Tennant Creek expands port to size 2
Invercargill expands port to size 3

Repairs completed on E Hachijo at Manila, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Ishigaki at Manila, ship returned to service

Previous report of sinking of SS Tuna incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Phnom Penh (58, 69)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kukong (79, 57)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 83/44 (83, 44)!

CVL Ryuho arrives at Yokohama=+





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14 January 1943 - 3/29/2019 11:25:17 PM   
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14 January 1943

CHINA


Japanese morning Air attack on Chengchow – 3 airbase hits and 40 runway hits.

BURMA

Japanese morning Air attacks on 104th RAF Base Force at 54,50 – 17 casualties.

PHILIPPINES

SS Haddo launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 81,69 near Itbayat Island.

Japanese Ships

xAK Melbourne Maru
AK Kagu Maru
AK Tacoma Maru
xAK Hokuroku Maru
xAK Goyo Maru
xAK Kinai Maru
xAK Canberra Maru
xAK Awata Maru
DMS W-6


PACIFIC

SSX Ha-4 is sighted by escort at 127,108 at Eniwetok.

Japanese Ships

SSX Ha-4, hits 11, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships

DD Lardner

DEI

Japanese deliberate attack at 68,104 near Kolaka.


Attacking force 552 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22
Defending force 55 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 21
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
II/81st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
Kendari Cdo

Sinking sounds heard overnight and 1 Kingfisher reported as lost on ground. Fairly certain then that either New Mexico or Mississippi can now be counted as lost.




Repairs completed on CL Natori at Singapore, ship returned to service

B5N2 Kate-Kankoh from Shokaku-3 attacking SS O23 at 116,82

DD Murakumo sights Allied Fighter Bomber at 117,80 near Chichi-jima

Kiuchuan expands airfield to size 5
54/51 expands port to size 1
54/49 expands port to size 1

Okamoto N. of 60th Sentai is promoted to CPT

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Taiyuan (91, 40)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/38 (88, 38)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 86/56 (86, 56)!

Loss of SSX Ha-4 on Jan 14, 1943 is admitted

63rd JAAF AF Bn arrives at Sapporo

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15 January 1943 - 3/29/2019 11:54:16 PM   
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DEI


SS KVIII launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 76,109 near Ambon.

Japanese Ships

xAK Unkai Maru #3

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on 83rd Chinese Army* Corps at 79,58 – 7 casualties.
Japanese morning Airs attack on Chengchow – 5 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 36 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 84,53 – 8 airbase hits, 5 airbase supply hits and 22 runway hits.

BURMA

Japanese morning Air attack on 172 Wing at 54,50 – 11 casualties.

Loilem is occupied by the Japanese.



I move my carriers in close to Marcus Island hoping to set a CAP trap. The Allied carriers don’t take the bait. Fuel is getting low for the Japanese ships.




Repairs completed on CVL Ryuho at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service

Ki-51a Sonia_ from 71st I.F.Chutai' attacking SS Shark at 86,70
SS Shark is reported HIT
Ki-51a Sonia_ from 71st I.F.Chutai' attacking an Allied SS at 86,70

Noumea expands airfield to size 7
Noumea expands port to size 7
Okoppe expands fortifications to size 1
Dongxiang expands fortifications to size 3

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Phnom Penh (58, 69)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 83/44 (83, 44)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 77/56 (77, 56)!





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16 January 1943 - 3/30/2019 2:38:08 AM   
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16 January 1943

PHILIPPINES


SS Growler launches 4 torpedoes at 80,96 near Talaud-eilanden.

Japanese Ships

AO Erimo 1 hit by a dud torpedo.
TK Toen Maru
TK Ogura Maru #2
DD Yugumo


DEI

SS KVIII attacking xAK Kinrei Maru on the surface at 76,109 near Ambon.
Schaarloo, A S decides to submerge SS KVIII due to damage

SS KVIII attacking xAK Unkai Maru #3 on the surface at 76,109 near Ambon.
Schaarloo, A S decides to submerge SS KVIII due to damage

SS KXIV launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 69,96 near Donggalla.

Japanese Ships

xAK Genzan Maru
PB Fumi Maru #3
xAK Teiryu Maru
xAK Sikisan Maru
xAK Hokusin Maru
DD Sawakaze


PACIFIC

SS I-8 launches 6 torpedoes at 128,86 near Marcus Island.

Allied Ships

BB Mississippi, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Drayton

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Chengchow – 3 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 28 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 84,53 – 4 airbase hits, 6 airbase supply hits and 31 runway hits.

BURMA

Japanese morning Air attack on 104th RAF Base Force at 54,50.
Japanese morning Air attack on 103rd RAF Base Force at 54,50 – 11 casualties.

Japanese deliberate attack at 54,50.

Attacking force 28173 troops, 432 guns, 274 vehicles, Assault Value = 1008
Defending force 27164 troops, 277 guns, 508 vehicles, Assault Value = 92

Japanese adjusted assault: 410
Allied adjusted defense: 352

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
371 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Allied ground losses:
865 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 64 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 40 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (11 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1TD 1st Tank Regiment
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
2ITB 2nd Tank Regiment
4th Division
16th Division
15th Ind Engineer Regiment
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Ind Engineer Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
2/1 MG Battalion
Roodenburg Cdo
I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
Civilians
2nd ISF Base Force
Civilians
103rd RN Base Force
35th Light~ AA Regiment
95th Heavy~ AA Regiment
223 Group Base Force
2/3 MG Battalion
Civilians
1st Burma Auxiliary AA Regiment
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
175 Wing
4th Avn Sup Groep
221 Group RAF
Civilians
103rd RAF Base Force
104th RAF Base Force
100th RAF Base Force
77th Heavy AA Regiment
106th RAF Base Force
21st Light~ AA Regiment
48th Light AA Regiment
308th Base Group Base Force
221 Group Base Force
172 Wing
107th RAF Base Force
Marinier Battalion
7th Avn Sup Afd
108th RAF Base Force
6th Heavy~ AA Regiment
171 Wing
173 Wing
116th RAF Base Force
70th British~ Div /1

60/47 is occupied by the Japanese.




Previous report of sinking of SS KVIII incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 76, 109

Repairs completed on DD Amagiri at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS RO-62 at Kobe=, ship returned to service

Previous report of sinking of BB Revenge incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 128, 86
Previous report of sinking of BB Mississippi incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 128, 86

Search E13A1 Jake-Suitei destroyed by CAP

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking a Porpoise class SS at 107,94
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking SS Pollack at 107,92
SS Pollack is reported HIT
Ki-32 Mary from 89th I.F.Chutai attacking SS Triton at 82,71

Itbayat Island expands fortifications to size 2
Lunga expands airfield to size 6
Tassafaronga expands port to size 1
Yenan expands fortifications to size 3
86/45 expands port to size 1

DD Hibiki beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure+
DD Hatsuyuki beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure+
SC Ch-1 beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+
SC Ch-2 beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+
SC Ch-6 beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=
SC Ch-7 beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=
SC Ch-9 beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Tangshan (96, 41)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Phnom Penh (58, 69)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kukong (79, 57)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 83/44 (83, 44)!

BB Mississippi is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 16, 1943

Loss of PG Futami on Nov 29, 1942 is admitted

70th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Tokyo=

Something of a mystery this turn. The Japanese carriers were ordered to return to the Home Islands. Not doing that they say. Stood firm next door to Marcus Island. Claimed 7 or 8 planes on sea patrol doing so. Missed an opportunity to slay some APs who have strayed too close to Marcus (I guess expecting the Japanese carriers wouldn’t stay in the same place for 2 days). The American carriers are close by and clearly have had their tanks topped up with Oilers reported to be present. Very torn between again ordering the carriers to withdraw and sticking around to try and CAP trap the American bombers. Fuel situation is definitely in favour of moving on.

Good to see the submarines pick off Mississippi. Revenge still afloat!! After a reported 7 torpedoes hit her a few days ago! The subs are ordered to hang around the location of these reported battleships and see if they can deal with them once and for all.






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PHILIPPINE SEA


SS Flying Fish launches 2 torpedoes at 94,86 near Babeldaob.


Japanese Ships

PB Yokae Maru (1 hit by a dud TT)
PB Yahonui Maru
xAK Taijima Maru
xAK Tamahoko Maru
xAK Syunsei Maru
xAK Yamahuzi Maru
xAK Tatuha Maru
xAK Havre Maru
xAK England Maru
xAK Cuba Maru
PB Teibo Maru #2
PB Mikitade Maru


PACIFIC

SS I-8 launches 6 torpedoes at 129, 86 near Marcus Island

Allied Ships

BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage (1 hit by a dud TT)

Sub escapes detection

SS I-7 launches 6 torpedoes at 126,88 near Marcus Island.

Allied Ships

CV Wasp, Torpedo hits 2, on fire
BB North Carolina
CA Wichita
CLAA San Juan
CLAA San Diego
DD Craven
DD Selfridge
DD Porter
DD Gridley


Ammo storage explosion on CV Wasp

SS I-168 is sighted by escort at Marcus Island at 124,88

Japanese Ships

SS I-168, hits 3

Allied Ships

BB North Carolina
CA Wichita
CLAA San Juan
CLAA San Diego
DD Craven
DD Selfridge
DD Porter
DD Gridley

SS I-1
launches 2 torpedoes at 125,86 near Marcus Island.

Allied Ships

xAP Clan Macquarrie, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-168 launches 4 torpedoes at 124, 88 near Marcus Island

Japanese Ships

SS I-168, hits 1

Allied Ships

CV Yorktown
BB North Carolina
CA Wichita
CLAA San Juan
CLAA San Diego
DD Selfridge
DD Craven
DD Porter
DD Gridley


Japanese afternoon Air attack on TF near Eniwetok at 127,108

Japanese aircraft

G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 20

Japanese aircraft losses

G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

DD Monaghan
DD Aylwin
xAK Nightingale
xAK Red Jacket
AKV Kittyhawk


Aircraft Attacking:

20 x G4M1 Betty-Rikko bombing from 10000 feet

Better tone them back before they go and get themselves CAPPED.

SS I-171 is sighted by escort at 129,86 near Marcus Island.
Escort abandons search for sub

DEI

SS KVIII launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 7,109 near Ambon.

Japanese Ships

xAKL Yulin Maru
DD Mutsuki


SS Grenadier is sighted by escort at 68,97 ner Donggala.

Japanese Ships

xAK Yuzan Maru
xAK Ume Maru
xAK Shinsei Maru
xAK Kuroshio Maru
xAK Chihaya Maru
PB Kyo Maru #8


Sipora is occupied by the Japanese.

CHINA


Japanese morning Air attack on 83rd Chinese Army* Corps at 79,58.
Japanese morning Air attacks on Chengchow – 2 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 24 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 84,53 – 3 airbase hits, 4 airbase supply hits and 20 runway hits.

BURMA

Japanese morning Air attack on 108th RAF Base Force at 54,50.
Japanese morning Air attack on 103rd RAF Base Force at 54,50 – 20 casualties.

Allied morning Air attack on TF near Akyab at 53,45

Allied aircraft

Hurricane IIc Trop x 16
B-25C Mitchell x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

TB RTN Surasdra
TB RTN Chandraburi


Allied morning Air attack on TF near Akyab at 53,45

Allied aircraft

Beaufighter VIc x 16
Hurricane IIc Trop x 16

Allied aircraft losses

Beaufighter VIc: 3 damaged
Beaufighter VIc: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

TB RTN Chandraburi, Shell hits 3
TB RTN Chunphorn

Allied morning Air attack on TF near Akyab at 53,45

Allied aircraft

B-25C Mitchell x 8
P-38F Lightning x 24

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

TB RTN Surasdra
TB RTN Chandraburi


Allied afternoon Air attack on TF near Akyab at 53,45

Allied aircraft

Blenheim IV x 6
Hurricane IIc Trop x 32
B-25C Mitchell x 8

Allied aircraft losses

Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

TB RTN Chandraburi
TB RTN Surasdra


I sent my little Thai ships on patrol mission around Akyab to deter supply to this base (5 units in residence) but instead they performed one valubable intelligence run instead. If I ever harbour any serious plans to land troops in this sector, I now know the nature of the aerial response. It will be nasty. Even saw thos Beaufighter doing strafing runs on the ships. Cost them one of their own but just shows their potential lethality if I send in unescorted transports. Food for thought here but with my carriers engaged at the other end of the empire and the army engaged in clearing the pocket of stragglers at 54,50 this will be on the back burner for a while.







Previous report of sinking of BB Revenge incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 129, 86
Previous report of sinking of SS KVIII incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 76, 109

Repairs completed on SC Ch-4 at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SC Ch-5 at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service

D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking SS Pollack at 107,94
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking SS Pollack at 107,94
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking an Allied SS at 107,94
a T' 1940 Programme class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Kaga-2 attacking SS Pollack at 107,94
SS Pollack is reported HIT
Ki-51a Sonia_ from 71st I.F.Chutai' attacking a O19 Class class SS at 83,70
D3A1 Val-Kanbaku from Zuikaku-2 attacking a O16 Class class SS at 102,63

DD Oyashio beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=
DD Tanikaze beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=
DD Kisaragi beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=
DD Kikuzuki beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Suchow (91, 47)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Taiyuan (91, 40)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 83/44 (83, 44)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 77/56 (77, 56)!

BB Prince of Wales is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 17, 1943
xAP Clan Macquarrie is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 17, 1943

1st Air Division arrives at Sapporo

Picking off POW is a real bonus. I had her down as a survivor, but she must have been hit hard during the gun battle and the single TT the carriers scored on her must have slowed her down plenty (4 shell hits, 3 bombs and 1 TT all up). I can now cross off Indiana, Mississippi and Prince of Wales as definite losses. New Mexico is on the list as a probable due to a report of a Kingfisher lost a few turns ago. Revenge, for some incredible reason, still lives. The only battleship to get away from the Marcus Island battle fairly well unscathed is Washington.

The 2 torpedoes in Wasp was an even better bonus. If she is still around the submarines will certainly be looking to finish her off as well.






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The terror of early war Japanese subs and their ability to always penetrate to and hit the best target continues...

Did you hear sinking sounds and/or see planes destroyed on the ground?

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quote:

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The terror of early war Japanese subs and their ability to always penetrate to and hit the best target continues...

Did you hear sinking sounds and/or see planes destroyed on the ground?



Wasp is just a hopeful that the subs will find her as she limps back to safety. No sinking sounds or planes destroyed on ground for her.

POW was 2 Walrus planes and sinking sounds + plus reported sunk at end of reports for the day - happy to claim her as lost.

Indiana was outright during the surface battle.

Mississippi was sinking sounds and planes lost on ground + confirmation message.

New Mexico was sinking sounds (but that could have been other damaged ships from the battle but there was reported Kingfishers lost on the ground so she looks to be gone too.

Just leaves that very indomitable Revenge to account for.

My subs have been helped by aerial recon picking these battleships up day after day and what appears to be minimal escort - you would almost think they have been left to hang out to dry as bait.

I take your point on the subs getting through the rings into the inner sanctum of the carrier Queens. At this point in the war I'm happy to get whatever hits I can on the American flattops... my turn isn't far away.

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This has gone from a minor setback to a thorough drubbing for your opponent. He's paid a very hefty price for two rocks in the ocean. Well played!

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This has gone from a minor setback to a thorough drubbing for your opponent. He's paid a very hefty price for two rocks in the ocean. Well played!


Thanks ChuckBerger. We're not done just yet. Even though his carriers are bound to be tanked up (hopefully with some damage starting to accrue after all that sailing back and forward between Marcus and Wake) and I appear to have vacated the field I am working on positioning my carriers for a strike at his oilers. It does very much depend on what those carriers do. If they head south back toward Wake I will have a go at removing some oilers as well. If not it is homeward bound, play the game of dodge with his subs, replenish and get something better on deck than the copious numbers of A6M2 still on board.

If Wasp is located and accounted for I agree a very good trade... 2 islands and a BB for numerous Allied capital ships. Even without Wasp it is a dent in the beloved Allied fleet of land blasting battleships.

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The damaged ships from the Marcus Island battles have returned home safely to Kobe. Just over a month to have the worst of them returned to active service.




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PHILIPPINES


SS Whale is sighted by esort at 75,89 near Zamboanga.

Japanese Ships

APD PB-39 (Tade)

What a close shave. Whale is so close to locating the crippled Nachi in this very hex.

PACIFIC


SS I-15 is located by escort at 130,86 near Marcus Island.

Allied Ships

DD Lansdowne
DD Lardner

SS I-15
launches 6 torpedoes at 129,86 near Marcus Island.

Japanese Ships

SS I-15^, hits 2

Allied Ships

BB Revenge~, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Lardner

SS I-15
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 139,86 near Marcus Island.

Japanese Ships

SS I-15^, hits 2

Allied Ships

DD Drayton
DD Lansdowne


CHINA

Japanese morning Air attacks on Chengchow – 3 airbase hits, 1 airbase supply hit and 35 runway hits.
Japanese morning Air attack on 84,53 – 4 airbase hits, 4 airbase supply hits and 19 runway hits.

DEI

Siberoet is occupied by the Japanese.






SS I-121* lays minefield near Milne Bay (101, 134).
SS I-124* lays minefield near Milne Bay (101 ,134).

BB Prince of Wales determined to have been sunk on or about Jan, 17, 1943

G4M1 Betty-Rikko from 753 Ku K-1' has spotted a Wasp class CV at 123,94

G4M1 Betty-Rikko from Yokosuka Ku K-1 attacking SS S-30 at 106,127
E13A1 Jake-Suitei from 902 Ku T-3 attacking a Triton class SS at 112,109
a Porpoise class SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily-Sokei from 8th Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 86,70
an Allied SS is reported HIT

Search G3M2 Nell-Chukou destroyed by CAP at (122,85)

DD Shigure beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=
DD Yugure beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=

Previous report of sinking of SS S-33 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at Kuching (58, 88)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 88/38 (88, 38)!
Low garrison leads to damage and 1 VP loss from partisan attack at 83/44 (83, 44)!

AMc Wa-8 arrives at Osaka/Kyoto+

BB Revenge is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 18, 1943
xAK American is reported to have been sunk near Bona-Bona on Apr 18, 1942

77th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Sapporo
115th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Tokyo=





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I just noticed that it was I-8 that finished off both Mississippi and PoW, thus becoming the only sub in history to sink two battleships.

You must be very pleased to have finished off Revenge. I was barracking for the old girl myself...

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I just noticed that it was I-8 that finished off both Mississippi and PoW, thus becoming the only sub in history to sink two battleships.

You must be very pleased to have finished off Revenge. I was barracking for the old girl myself...


For a WWI veteran she sure showed plenty of pluck. Most surprised that she outlasted the more classy battle-wagons in her company. Plenty sake for the sub fleet next time they get to visit the Home Islands. Well done I-8 but we can't have that crew resting on their laurels... so much more for them to achieve and so many depth charges to dodge. Yes most pleased to have caught up with Revenge.

Certainly a most unexpected place for POW and Revenge to end up being sunk.

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nevermind, misunderstood last post...

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