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1 September 1943 - 6/16/2020 12:48:06 AM   
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The LCU situation on Tinian. 27 IMB has been landed with 160 AV and has provided the buffer I need to repulse any further American attacks. 28 IMB starts the long road to recovery.




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1 September 1943 - 6/16/2020 12:50:03 AM   
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Reported air to air losses on 1 September 1943





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RE: 1 September 1943 - 6/26/2020 5:29:18 PM   
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I only recently got back into WITP:AE and am interested in the LST Bottlenecks scenario so have now read your whole AAR over the last week. I did start reading Mundy's AAR but gave it up at the Moulmein Army fiasco - played out much like Stalingrad... so no OPSEC breach as I couldn't handle his playstyle (each to there own).

Your bitter defence of the Marianas sure has blunted any Central Pacific expansion until '44, unless the Allies cobble together another 'kitchen sink' invasion - but he's surely gonna miss those APAs and BBs.

I notice the hard fought air battles over Buna and Milne Bay. It's great you are still holding him back here but the loss ratio is barely affordable. How much longer can you hold out there?

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RE: 1 September 1943 - 6/29/2020 4:54:51 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: saj42

I only recently got back into WITP:AE and am interested in the LST Bottlenecks scenario so have now read your whole AAR over the last week. I did start reading Mundy's AAR but gave it up at the Moulmein Army fiasco - played out much like Stalingrad... so no OPSEC breach as I couldn't handle his playstyle (each to there own).

Your bitter defence of the Marianas sure has blunted any Central Pacific expansion until '44, unless the Allies cobble together another 'kitchen sink' invasion - but he's surely gonna miss those APAs and BBs.

I notice the hard fought air battles over Buna and Milne Bay. It's great you are still holding him back here but the loss ratio is barely affordable. How much longer can you hold out there?



Hi there saj42. Thanks for taking the time to do the long read.

I work shift work so my updates seem to come in spits and spurts. I am currently a good 2 and a half months behind the action. Plenty of action to come as well.

LSTs mod is extremely good. So difficult to keep the necessary supply coming into the home islands and so very easy to crash the economy. I have learnt not to do ambitious things like bring Shinano on line through accelerated building. She is sitting quietly on the dock with all building stopped and if I were to start her up she would now enter the game sometime around February 1945 in battleship configuration. I have given up all ideas of converting her to a carrier. I am finding the U-Boats and German supply subs to be very useful additions.

Moulmein was such a satisfying result. Mundy's style seems to be go on the offensive as soon as possible and don't worry too much about any setbacks along the way. I have often commented to my son that playing against Mundy is like playing against a Soviet commander being in charge of the Allied forces... they simply keep on coming at you without regard to the loss they suffer.

The Marianas was such a close run thing. I benefited so much from having the IJN on hand and some very handy sea battles to whittle down the troops earmarked to land on Tinian. The attrition on the Allied battleships has been a bonus and to date I have only lost Kirishima of my heavy ships so I have managed to keep something of a parity in battleship numbers. I do hope he feels the loss of the APAs but the Americans seems to have an endless fleet of replacement vessels. Keeping the IJN together as a cohesive fighting unit in the face of this onslaught has been a challenge and a superb learning experience.

The aerial aspect of this game comes in pulses. I am getting to the point where using the new Japanese models and confronting the new Allied models is a new experience for me... so if nothing else I will hold out for as long as I can and learn as much as I can about confronting the late war Allied juggernaut.

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RE: 1 September 1943 - 10/11/2020 2:53:24 PM   
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Hey SierraJuliet, any update from your side? Another kitchen sink invasion in the PI, not good. Any chance to cut-off resupply?

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RE: 1 September 1943 - 10/11/2020 10:38:33 PM   
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Hey SierraJuliet, any update from your side? Another kitchen sink invasion in the PI, not good. Any chance to cut-off resupply?



Hello there LST. I have once again fallen off the write up wagon. Thanks for the post as it is the spur I need to get back into it.

For anyone not reading Mundy's post we have progressed into February '44.

Yes definitely a kitchen sink invasion in the PI. Most certainly not good as I was no where need ready for such a move and it cost me dearly. I am trying to work a couple of outposts at Legaspi and Appari. If they hold they may hold him off for a bit and chew up some time while he figures a way to deal with them before moving on.

I am fairly certain I nailed a large follow up supply effort which for some reason was sailed perilously close to the Marianas and it paid a steep price before hightailing it back east.

Tinian continues to be a pain and the American forces there hold out in the face of constant attack and no supply in months.

I am on the slippery slope down but I did tell Ed that I will make his ride into Tokyo as bumpy as I can. It has been to a degree so I must get some reports back out for all to read.

Oh... here it a tasty snippet. February '44 and, the dread of the USN, BB Musashi has achieved crew ratings of day 92 and night 87!!

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2 September 1943 - 10/12/2020 11:14:48 PM   
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2 September 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS


SS I-173 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 112,95 near Saipan

Allied Ships

DD Taylor
DD La Vallette
DD Jenkins

SS I-174
is sighted by escort at 112,95 near Saipan

Allied Ships

DD Jenkins
DD Taylor


Night time surface combat at 113,96 near Saipan, Range 1000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Agano, Shell hits 1
CL Jintsu
DD Hatsuharu
, Shell hits 2

Allied Ships

DD Woodworth, Shell hits 3
DD Bailey, Shell hits 1
DD Bancroft
DD Caldwell
AK Benjamin Holt
, Shell hits 20, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK John H Couch
xAK Joseph Henry


Allied ground losses:

Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)


Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 10% moonlight 1000 yards
Range Closes to 8000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8000 yards
Range closes to 5000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 5000 yards
Range closes to 1000 yards
Range increases to 2000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Night time surface combat at 113,96 near Saipan, Range 1000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Agano
CL Jintsu
DD Hatsuharu


Allied Ships

DD Woodworth
DD Bailey
, Shell hits 2
DD Bancroft, Shell hits 17 and is sunk
DD Caldwell, Shell hits 1
AK Benjamin Holt and is sunk
AK John H Couch
xAK Joseph Henry


Allied ground losses:

Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 144 (123 destroyed, 21 disabled)

Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 10% moonlight 1000 yards
Range closes to 17000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17000 yards
Range closes to 7000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 7000 yards
Range closes to 1000 yards
Range increases to 2000 yards
Task forces break off...

Night time surface combat at 113,96 near Saipan, Range 29000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Agano
CL Jintsu
DD Hatsuharu


Allied Ships

DD Woodworth
DD Bailey
DD Caldwell
AK John H Couch
xAK Joseph Henry


Reduced sighting due to 10% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 10% moonlight 2000 yards
Range increases to 29000 yards
Both Task Forces evade combat

SS I-174 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 112,95 near Saipan

Allied Ships

AKA Oberon

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft

no flights

Allied aircraft losses

F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
FB2Y-3 Coronado: 4 damaged
FB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged
B-25D 1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D 1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Nachi
CA Takao
DD Kasumi


Allied ground losses:

160 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8
Port hits 1
Port Supply hits 2

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft

no flights

Allied aircraft losses

F6F-3 Hellcat: 38 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed on ground
FB2Y-3 Coronado: 6 damaged
FB2Y-3 Coronado: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 7 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D 1 Mitchell: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Maya
CA Atago
CL Isuzu
DD Okikaze
DD Minekaze
DD Uzuki


Allied ground losses:

213 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 29
Port hits 11
Port supply hits 2

SS I-173 launches 2 torpedoes at 112, 95 near Saipan

Allied Ships

APA George F Elliot, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:

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

SS Sailfish is sighted by escort at 110,89 near Pagan

Japanese Ships

CA Atago
CL Isuzu
DD Okikaze
DD Minekaze
DD Uzuki

SS Haddo
launches 4 torpedoes and misses at 110,95 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

CL Jintsu
DD Hatsuharu

SS I-23
launches 2 torpedoes at 115,89 near Pagan

Allied Ships

LST-455 (Achilles), Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:

Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

SS I-30 launches 6 torpedoes and misses at 115,89 near Pagan

Allied Ships

DD Porter
DD Selfridge

SS I-173
launches 2 torpedos at 113,95 near Saipan

Allied Ships

AKA Oberon, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:

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

Japanese morning air attack on TF at 115,89 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft

A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 4
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 33
D4Y1 Judy-Susei x 9

Japanese aircraft losses

B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

xAK Chief Washakie, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shaw, Torpedo hits 1 and is sunk
DD Case
xAK Francisco Coronado, Bomb hits 2 and is sunk
AK Aomos Kendall, Torpedo hits 2 and is sunk
xAP General Fleisher, Torpedo hits 1 and is sunk
DD Lamson
AK Geronimo
, Torpedo hits 5 and is sunk
DD Downes

Allied ground losses:

4255 casualties reported
Squads: 119 destroyed, 53 disabled
Non Combat: 167 destroyed, 114 disabled
Engineers: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 82 (79 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 111 (63 destroyed, 48 disabled)

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Chief Washakie
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Francisco Coronado

Japanese afternoon air attack on TF at 115,89 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft

A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 4
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 11
D4Y1 Judy-Susei x 9

Japanese aircraft losses

B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

LST-213, Bomb hits 1 and is sunk
DD Case
AK Henry Bergh
, Torpedo hits 2 and is sunk
LST-236

Allied ground losses:

Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 95 (63 destroyed, 32 disabled)

Japanese afternoon air attack on TF at 115,89 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft

B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships

DD Selfridge
DD Porter

SS Snapper
is attacked by escort at 108,94 near Tinian

Japanese Ships

DD Karukaya
AK Katuragi Maru
xAP Kowa Maru


Allied Ships

SS Snapper, hits 6

Allied deliberate attack at Pagan

Attacking force 11082 troops, 88 guns, 123 vehicles, Assault Value = 73

Defending force 657 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied adjusted assault: 11
Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers

Defender: terrain(+), leaders (-), experience (-)

Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:

12 casualties reported

Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:

6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non-Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:

115th Mech Cav Reg
174th (Sep) Inf. Reg
187th Mech Cav Reg
34th MAG
5th Port Advn Base Force
Thirteenth USAAF
4th Port Advn Base Force
214th Coast AA Regiment
8th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
32nd USN Special Construction Battalion
28th Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:

9th JNAF AF Unit

SOUTH CHINA SEA

SS Flying Fish launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 65,77 near Cam Ranh Bay

Japanese Ships

xAKL Kaika Maru

SS Flying Fish
attacks on the surface at 67,77 near Cam Ranh Bay

Japanese Ships

xAKL Kembu Maru, Shell hits 2

Donaho, G R decides to submerge SS Flying Fish due to damage

SS O24 launches 2 torpedoes at 74,78 near Culion

Japanese ships

TK Hachijin Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Shiretoko
TK Okigawa Maru
TK Manei Maru
TK Arisan Maru
TK Oita Maru
TK Terukawa Maru
TK Kuremente Mar
TK Fujisan Maru
PB Kakyu Maru
PB Seikai Maru


HOME ISLANDS

SS Apogon launches 2 torpedoes at 110,63 near Hamamatsu

Japanese Ships

xAK Konan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage


SS Skate launches 4 torpedoes at 107,64 near Kumano

Japanese Ships

AR Delagoa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-40
AD Nissho Maru
AR Saigon Maru
SC CHa-59

SS Shad
launches 2 torpedoes at 105,63 near Kochi

Japanese Ships

xAK Bingo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


MAKASSAR STRAIT

SS Crevalle launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 69,96 near Donggala


Japanese Ships

PB Nagata Maru
PB Shonan Maru #16
PB Saiko Maru


CHINA

Japanese morning air attack on 8th Chinese Base Force at Sining - 24 casualties
Japanese morning air attack on 89.,40 - 4 port hits and 6 port fuel hits

NEW GUINEA

Allied morning air attacks on Milne Bay- 10 airbase hits, 5 airbase supply hits and 27 runway hits

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed on ground
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 2 destroyed on ground
N1K1J George-Shiden: 2 destroyed on ground

SS KXIII elects not to launches torpedoes at 101,133 near Milne Bay

Japanese Ships

SC CHa-23

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3 September 1943 - 10/13/2020 10:39:24 PM   
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3 September 1943

MARIANS ISLANDS

Night time surface combat at 113,95 near Saipan, Range 8000 yards


Japanese Ships

CL Nagara
DD Hagikaze
DD Yugure
, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships

DD Woodworth
DD Bailey
DD Caldwell
, Shell hits 2, on fire
AK John H Couch
xAK Joseph Henry
, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:

71 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 17% moonlight 8000 yards
Range closes to 8000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 8000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 8000 yards
Range closes to 2000 yards
Naoi, Toshio orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 8000 yards
Task forces break off...

Night time surface combat at 113,95 near Saipan, Range 29000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Nagara
DD Hagikaze
DD Yugure
, on fire

Allied Ships

DD Woodworth
DD Bailey
DD Caldwell
, on fire
AK John H Couch
xAK Joseph Henry
, heavy fires, heavy damage

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 17% moonlight 5000 yards
Range closes to 21000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21 000 yards
Both Task Forces evade combat

Night time surface combat at 113,95 near Saipan, Range 8000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Nagara
DD Hagikaze
DD yugure
, on fire

Allied Ships

DD Woodworth
DD Bailey
DD Caldwell
, on fire
AK John H Couch
xAK Joseph Henry
, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:

66 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 17% moonlight 2000 yards
Range closes to 8000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 2000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 2000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Task forces break off...

Night time surface combat at 113,95 near Saipan, Range 29000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Agano
CL Jintsu
DD Onami
DD Hatsuharu


Allied Ships

DD Woodworth
DD Bailey
DD Caldwell
, on fire
AK John H Couch
xAK Joseph Henry
, heavy fires, heavy damage

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 17% moonlight 2000 yards
Range closes to 5000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5000 yards
Range closes to 2000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 2000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 29000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Escort TF evades combat

Night time surface combat at 113,95 near Saipan, Range 6000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Agano
CL Jintsu
DD Onami
, shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hatsuharu

Allied Ships

DD Woodworth, Shell hits 1
DD Bailey, Shell hits 1
DD Caldwell, heavy fires
AK John H Couch, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Joseph Henry, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:

685 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (12 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 17% moonlight 6000 yards
Range closes to 23000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23000 yards
Range closes to 6000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 6000 yards
CONTACT: Allies look outs spot Japanese task force at 6000 yards
Range closes to 2000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

SS RO-62 launches 2 torpedoes at 114,95 near Saipan

Allied Ships

LSD Belle Grove, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:

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

Daytime surface combat at 118,92 near Pagan, Range 19000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Agano
CL Jintsu
DD Onami
, Shell hits 2
DD Hatsuharu, Shell hits 4, heavy fires

Allied Ships

CVE Barnes, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB South Dakota, Shell hits 6
DD Jenkins, Shell hits 5
DD LaVallette
DD Stanly
, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Taylor, Shell hits 1

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions 20000 yards
Range closes to 27000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27000 yards
Range closes to 19000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 19000 yards
CONTACT: Allies look outs spot Japanese task force at 19000 yards
Range closes to 8000 yards
Range increases to 10000 yards
CVE Barnes screened from combat – escorted by DD Taylor, DD Stanly, DD LaVallette, DD Jenkins
Range closes to 7000 yards
Range increases to 8000 yards
CVE Barnes screened from combat – escorted by DD Taylor, DD Stanly, DD LaVallette, DD Jenkins
Range increases to 10000 yards
Task forces break off...

SS I-173 launches 4 torpedoes at 121,96 near Marcus Island

Allied Ships

DD Porter, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Selfridge

Japanese morning air attack on TF at 116,79, near Chichi-jima

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 17
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 32
D4Y1 Judy-Susei x 23

Allied aircraft
No flights

Japanese losses
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy-Susei: 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
0S2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships

BB Colorado, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
AKA Centarus
CA Pensacola
CA New Orleans
, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
APD Chew
APD Gregory
AKA Alcyone
, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
APA Feland
AKA Mercury
, Bomb hits 1, on fire
APD Ward
APD Crane


Japanese afternoon air attack on TF at 116,79, near Chichi-jima

Weather in hex: Heavy Cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 16
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 7
D4Y1 Judy-Susei x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships

CA Pensacola, bomb hits 2, heavy fires
APA Fayette, heavy damage
AK Albireok, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AP Republic

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Pensacola

SS Bowfin launches 2 torpedoes at DD Mikazuki and misses at 108,93 near Saipan

SS I-169 launches 4 torpedoes and misses at 114,94 near Saipan

Allied Ships

DD Bailey
AK John H Couch
, on fire, heavy damage
DD Caldwell

Allied deliberate attack at Pagan

Attacking force 11192 troops, 89 guns, 124 vehicles, Assault Value = 73
Defending force 653 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied adjusted assault: 17
Japanese adjusted defense: 5

Allied assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

Assaulting units:

115th Mech Cav Reg
174th (Sep) Inf. Reg
187th Mech Cav Reg
34th MAG
5th Port Advn Base Force
Thirteenth USAAF
4th Port Advn Base Force
214th Coast AA Regiment
8th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
32nd USN Special Construction Battalion
28th Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Port Advn Base Force
212th Coast AA Regiment

Defending units:
9th JNAF AF Unit

9th JNAF AF Unit wiped by attrition!!!

Allied bombardment at Tinian.

Attacking force 1568 troops, 41 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 358
Defending force 16019 troops, 89 guns, 40 vehicles, Assault Value = 283

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

HOME ISLANDS

SS Salmon launches 2 torpedoes at SS RO-33 at 102,69 near Daito Shoto and misses.
SS Tullibee is located by DD Suzunami at 108,66 near Torishima

SOUTH CHINA SEA

Escort locates SS Tambor at 76,74 near Iba but eludes attack.

PB Chosa Maru
CM Tatsumiya Maru
xAP Teia Maru
xAP Teiko Maru
xAP Uzan Maru
xAP Nanrei Maru
xAP Teisen Maru
PB Sensan Maru
PB Syozui Maru


CHINA

Japanese morning air attack on 11th Chinese Army Corps at Sining – 55 casualties.
Japanese morning air attack on 89,40 – 5 port hits and 1 port fuel hit.

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Allied morning air attack on TF at 109,131, near Buin


Weather in hex: Light Cloud

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 5 destroyed, 7 damaged

Japanese Ships

xAK Hokuzyu Maru
xAK Argun Maru


Allied morning air attack on TF at 109,131, near Buin

Weather in hex: Light Cloud

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Ic x 14

Japanese losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter Ic: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships

xAK Argun Maru, Shell hits 3, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Nanko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Allied morning air attack on TF at 109,131, near Buin

Weather in hex: Light Cloud

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Ic x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

xAK Nanko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Allied morning air attack on TF at 109,131, near Buin

Weather in hex: Light Cloud

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6

No Allied losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

xAK Argun Maru, Bomb hits 2 , heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Nanko Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage




SS I-22 in ARD Meyungs ARD at Babeldaob

B5N1 Kate-Kankoh attacking a Triton class SS at 106,124. An Allied SS is reporte HIT
E13A Jake-Suitei spots Allied CA at 116,79. An Allied CA is reported HIT
E13A Jake-Suitei spots LST-455(Achilles) at 116,89. LST-455(Achilles) is repoorted HIT
B5n1 Kate-Kankoh attacking and Allied SS at 106,124. And Allied SS is reported HIT

xAK Nanko Maru sinks at sea
xAK Argun Maru sinks at sea

Pumps fail aboard AR Delagoa Maru, flooding increases...

Previous report of sinking of SS O16 incorrect. Intelligence report ship is still in service.

BB Colorado is reported to have been sunk.
DD Porter is reported to have been sunk.
AK Albireo IS reported to have been sunk.
LSD Belle Grove is reported to have been sunk.
XAK Joseph Henry is reported to have been sunk.

xAKL Fukuyoshi Maru arrives at Niigata
SC Cha-61 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure

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4 September 1943 - 10/14/2020 11:07:29 PM   
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4 September 1943

ANDAMAN SEA


SS Amberjack launches 4 topedoes at 52,57 near Ye

Allied Ships

SS Amberjack, hits 1

Japanese Ships

xAP Huso Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Teikyo Maru
xAP Kongo Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru
xAP Kamo Maru
DD Oboro


MARIANAS ISLANDS

DD Yugure sights SS S-30 at 108,93 near Saipan

DD Mikazuki attacks SS Snapper at 108,93 near Saipan

Allied Ships

SS Snapper, hits 7

Night Time Surface Combat at 122, 88 near Marcus Island, range 4000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Sendai
DD Akigumo
DD Natsushio
DD Nowaki


Allied Ships

LST-452
LST-456
LST-457
LST-465
LST-466
LST-468
LST-469
LST-470
, Shell hits 1, on fire
LST-471
LST-472
, Shell hits 6, on fire
LST-473
LST-474
LST-475
LST-476
LST-477
LST-478
LST-479
LST-480
LST-481
LST-483
LST-484
LCI-331
LCI-332
LCI-333
LCI-334
LCI-335
xAP Moreton Bay
xAP Arawa
xAP Duntroon
xAK Caleb Strong
xAK Carlos Carrillo
xAK Cleveland Abbe
xAK Conrad Kohrs
xAK David Gaillard
xAK Edgard Allan Poe
xAK Francis P Blair
xAK Francisco Coronado
xAK John Drake Sloat
AK S Hall Young
AK Sheldon Jackson
AK Thomas Corwin
, Shell hits 2
AK Walter Reed, Shell hits 1
AK William B Ogden, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK William G Fargo, Shell hits 6
AK William H Gray, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
LCI-227
LCI-228
LCI-25
LCI-26
LCI-27
LCI-28
LCI-29
LCI-30
LCI-34
LCI-343
LCI-344
LCI-345


Allied ground losses:
240 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Reduced visibility due to Rain with 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain and 25% moonlight 4000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13000 yards
Range closes to 4000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 4000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 4000 yards
Range increases to 6000 yards
LCI-28 collides with LCI-432
Range closes to 2000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Night Time Surface Combat at 122,88 near Marcus Islands, Range 5000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Sendai, Shell hits 1
DD Akigumo
DD Natsushio
DD Nowaki
, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships

DD Lamson, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Case
DD Downes
AK Glenn Curtiss
, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 51 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost: 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost: 89 (74 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Poor visibility due to Rain with 25% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Rain with 25% moonlight: 5000 yards
Range closes to 5000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 5000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 5000 yards
Sat, Yasuo crosses the 'T'
Range closes to 4000 yards
Range increases to 8000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off....

Japanese morning air attack on TF at 117,89 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 16
D4Y1 Judy-Susei x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships

LST-455(Achilles), Bomb hits 4, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost: 35 (17 destroyed, 18 disabled)

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-455(Achilles)

Japanese morning air attack on TF at 119,92 near Marcus Island

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 3 damaged

Allied Ships

BB South Dakota, Bomb hits 3, heavy damage

Allied morning air attack on TF at 122, 88 near Marcus Island

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 4

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CL Sendai, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Natsushio, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese afternoon air attack on TF at 118,90 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 3 damaged

Allied Ships

AO Millicoma
AO Cache
, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk

Japanese afternoon air attack on TF at 111,90 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 6

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships

BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Japanese afternoon air attack on TF at 122,89 near Marcus Island

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 5
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

LST-472, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
LCI-432, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
AK William G Fargo

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring LST-472

Japanese afternoon air attack on TF at 118,90 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 12
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 11
D4Y1 Judy-Susei x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 2 damaged
D4Y1 Judy-Seusei: 6 damaged

Allied Ships

AO Cossatot
AO Niobrara
DD Ellet
DD Stack
DD Lang
AO Chepachet
, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AO Chepachet

Allied afternoon air attack on TF at 122, 88 near Marcus Island

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 2

No allied losses

Japanese Ships

DD Nowaki

SS Escolar
launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hatsuharu and misses at 109,93 near Saipan

Allied bombardment at Tinian - JAV 286 to AAV 358 - 6 Allied casualties.

CHINA

Japanese morning air attack on 5th Chinese Base Force at Sining - 11 casualties
Japanese morning air attack on 89/40 - 6 Port hits and 2 Port fuel hits.



Major flooding aboard AR Delagoa Maru
AR Delagoa Maru sinks in port

Repairs completed on DD Shirayuki at Osaka/Kyoto
Repairs completed on DD Akebono at Osake/Kyoto

Previous report of sinking of CVE Barnes incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 119,92
Previous report of sinking of BB Tennessee incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 111,90
Previous report of sinking of BB Pennsylvania incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 111,90

Device NE turbojet advance R&D

Loss of DD Teruzuki on 25 August 1943 is admitted
AO Cache IS reported sunk near Pagan on 4 September 1943
xAK Autolycus is reported sunk near Luganville on 27 July 1942
AK Glenn Curtiss is reported sunk near Marcus Island on 4 September 1943
AK William B Ogden is reported sunk near Marcus Island on 4 September 1943
AK William H Gray is reported sunk near Marcus Island on 4 September 1943
LST-455(Achilles) is reported sunk near Pagan on 4 September 1943
LCI-432 is reported sunk near Marcus Island on 4 September 1943

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5 September 1943 - 10/15/2020 10:42:02 PM   
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5 September 1943

PACIFIC


SS I-1 launches 2 torpedoes at AK Billy Sunday at 190,87 near Pearl Harbour and misses.

MARIANAS ISLANDS

SS S-30 is located by DD Minazuki at 108,93 near Saipan.

Night Time Surface Combat at 120,90 near Marcus Island. Range: 11000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Sendai, Shell hits 1
DD Akigumo, Shell hits 1
DD Nowaki, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships

DD Ellet, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Stack, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Sterett
DD Lang
, Shell hits 2, on fire
AO Broomdale, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Bishopdale, Shell hits 1
AO Kaskaskia
AO Guadalupe
AO Kankakee
AO Tappahanock
AO Monogahela
AO Talulah
AO Niobrara
AO Suamico
AO Millicoma
AO Saranac
AO Cossatot


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions with 35% moonlight: 12000 yards
Range closes to 27000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27000 yards
Range cloese to 11000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 11000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 11000 yards
Sato, Yasuo crosses the 'T'
Range closes to 2000 yards
Range increases to 7000 yards
AO Guadalupe, AO Kankakee, AO Tappahanock, AO Monogahela. AO Talulah. AO Niobrara, AO Suamico, AO Millicoma, AO Saranac, AO Cossatot screeened from combat - escorted by DD Lang, DD Sterett, DD Stack, DD Ellet
Range increases to 9000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off....

Night Time Surface Combat at 119,79 near Marcus Island Range: 11000 yards

Japanese Ships

CA Atago, Shell hits 1
LC Isuzu, Shell hits 1
DD Akizuki
DD Uzuki


Allied Ships

CA New Orlens, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
DD Farenholt, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Barton
APA Fayette
, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions with 35% moonlight: 12000 yards
Range closes to 17000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17000 yards
Range cloese to 11000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 11000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 11000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo crosses the 'T'
Range closes to 7000 yards
Range increases to 12000 yards
Task forces break off....

SS Bowfin is sighted by DD Oyashio at 108,94 near Tinian.

SS I-169 launches 2 torpedoes at 120,92 near Marcus Island

Allied Ships

DD Jenkins, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Taylor

Day Time Surface Combat at 121,91 near Marcus Island Range: 19000 yards

Japanese Ships

CL Agano, Shell hits 2
CL Jintsu, Shell hits 3

Allied Ships

CVE Casablanca, Shell hits 5, on fire
CVE Natoma Bay, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Dashiell, Shell hits 2
DD Lardner, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD McCalla
DD Kalk
, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 29000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 29000 yards
Range closes to 19000 yards
Asakura, Bunji crosses the 'T'
Ammo storage explosion on CVE Natoma Bay
Range closes to 7000 yards
Range increases to 8000 yards
Asakura, Bunji orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 22000 yards
CVE Natoma Bay screened from combat - escorted by DD Kalk, DD McCalla, DD Lardner, DD Dashiell
Range increase to 27000 yards
DD Lardner collides with DD Kalk
Task forces break off....

Allied morning sweep on Tinian

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 17
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 1
N1K1J George-Shiden x 9
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 14
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 10

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KA1a Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Japanese morning air attack on TF at 112,90

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 9

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships

BB Pennsylvania, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BB Tennessee, heavy damage

Allied morning sweep on Tinian

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 12
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 1
N1K1J George-Shiden x 6
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 8
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 9

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KA1a Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied morning sweep on Tinian

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 15
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 1
N1K1J George-Shiden x 6
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 6
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 9

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 3

No Japanese losses
No Allied losses

Allied morning sweep on Tinian

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 15
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 1
N1K1J George-Shiden x 5
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 4
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 9

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KA1a Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed

Allied morning sweep on Tinian

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 12
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 1
N1K1J George-Shiden x 4
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 9

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KA1a Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed

Allied morning sweep on Tinian


Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 10
N1K1J George-Shiden x 3
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 1
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 7

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KA1a Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Allied morning sweep on Tinian

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 5
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 5

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 3 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied morning sweep on Tinian

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 1

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Japanese morning air attack on TF at 112, 90 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 29

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate-Kanhoh: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships

BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 5, heavy damage

Japanese morning air attack on TF at 112,90 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
D4Y1 Judy-Susei x 9

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
D4y1 Judy-Susei: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied morning sweep on Tinian.

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 12

No allied losses

Japanese afternoon air attack on TF at 112,90 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 6

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

Japanese afternoon air attack on TF at 112, 90 near Pagan

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 18

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate-Kanhoh: 8 destroyed

Allied bombardment at Tinian - AAV 364 v JAV 293 - No casualties.

SOUTH CHINA SEA

SS Flying Fish launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 69,80 near Balabac

Japanese Ships

xAK Asuka Maru
SC Ch-25
SC CH-4
xAK Sanju Maru
xAK Hirota Maru
xAK Hirota Maru
PB Sinko Maru
SC Ch-28


SOLOMON SEA

Allied afternoon air attack on TF at 109,131 near Buin


Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 7
N1K1J George-Shiden x 12
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 3 destroyed

Allied afternoon air attack on TF at 109,131 near Buin

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 7
N1K1J George-Shiden x 10
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 destroyed

CHINA

Japanese morning air attack on Sining - 20 casualties.
Japanese morning air attack on 89,40 - 11 port hits, 1 port fuel hit and 1 port supply hit.

Japanese deliberate attack at Sining

Attacking force 12550 troops, 292 guns, 34 vehicles, AS = 437
Defending force 6044, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, AS = 92

Japanese adjusted assault: 401
Allied adjusted defense: 115

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 3)
Japanese assault reduces fornications to 2

Comat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
335 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
6th Division
27th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
15th Ind. Medium Field Artillery Regiment
11th Ind. Art. Mortar Battalion
10th Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Ind. Art. mortar Battalion

Defending units:

11th Chinese Army-Corps
5th Chinese Base Force
8th War Area
17th Group Army
8th Chinese Base Force


Previous report of sinking CA New Orleans incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 119,79
Previous report of sinking of DD Stanly incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 120,92
Previous report of sinking of BB Tennessee incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 112,90

Ki-48-IIa Lily-Otsu attacking SS Permit at 83,69. SS Permit is reported hit

PO1 Sasai, T. of Hosho-1 is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status!!
2LT Ochi D. of 5th Sentai/C is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status!!

Repairs completed on DD Naganami at Tokyo, ship returned into service.

BB Pennsylvania is reported to have been sunk near Pagan on 5 September 1943
DD Jenkins is reported to have ben sunk near Marcus Island on 5 September 1943

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6 September 1943 - 11/1/2020 11:33:17 PM   
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Stand by for a somewhat frustrating but exhilarating ocean chase/hunt from Musashi and consorts.

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Time Surface Combat at 127, 78 near Marcus Island: Range 11 000 yards


Japanese Ships

BB Musashi
DD Suzunami
, Shell hits 2
DD Oshio
DD Sagiri
DD Ushio
, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships

CA Pensacola, Shell hits 4
DD Converse, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
APD Whipple
APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Ward
APD Chew
APD Schley
APD Colhoun
, Shell hits 2, on fire
APD Gregory
APD Little
APD McKean
APD Stringham
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Talbot
APD Kennision
APD Crane
APD Kilty
APD Humphreys
APD Sands
APD Rathburne
APD Dickerson
APA Elmore
APA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Alhena
AKA Algorab
AKA Alcyone
AKA Thuban
AKA Virgo
AKA Centarus
AKA Almaack
AKA Aqarius
AKA Mercury
APA Doyen
, Shell hits 1
APA Feland, Shell hits 1
AP Republic
AP President Fillmore
AP President Tyler
LSI(M) Prince Henry
LSI(M) Prince David
LSI(L) Kanimbla
LSI(L) Glenstrae
LSI(L) Denbighshire
AP Ernest Hinds
APA President Van Buren
, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 46% moonlight: 12 000 yards
Range closes to 27 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 27 000 yards
Range closes to 23 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 23 000 yards
Range closes to 19 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19 000 yards
Range closes to 17 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17 000 yards
Range closes to 15 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15 000 yards
Range closes to 11 000 yards..
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 11 000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 11 000 yards
Komatsu, Teruhisa crosses the 'T'
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task force break off...

Night Time Surface Combat at 128, 78 near Marcus Island: Range 11 000 yards

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi, Shell hits 1
DD Suzunami
DD Oshio
DD Sagiri
DD Ushio
, on fire

Allied Ships

CA Pensacola, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Ward
APD Chew
APD Schley
APD Colhoun
, on fire
APD Gregory
APD Little
APD McKean
APD Stringham
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Talbot
APD Kennision
APD Crane
APD Kilty
APD Humphreys
APD Sands
APD Rathburne
APD Dickerson
APA Elmore
, Shell hits 1
APA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Alhena
AKA Algorab
AKA Alcyone
AKA Thuban
AKA Virgo
AKA Centarus
AKA Almaack
AKA Aqarius
AKA Mercury
APA Doyen
APA Feland
, Shell hits 3
AP Republic
AP President Fillmore
AP President Tyler
LSI(M) Prince Henry
LSI(M) Prince David
LSI(L) Kanimbla
LSI(L) Glenstrae
LSI(L) Denbighshire
, Shell hits 1
AP Ernest Hinds
APA President Van Buren
, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 46% 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 21 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 21 000 yards
Range closes to 17 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17 000 yards
Range closes to 15 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15 000 yards
Range closes to 11 000 yards..
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 11 000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 11 000 yards
Range closes to 10000 yards
APA President Van Buren collides with APD Little
Range closes to 5000 yards
Range increases to 7000 yards
Task forces break off...

Night Time Surface Combat at 129, 78 near Marcus Island: Range 12 000 yards

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi
DD Suzunami
DD Oshio
DD Sagiri
DD Ushio
, on fire

Allied Ships

CA Pensacola, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Ward
APD Chew
APD Schley
APD Colhoun
, on fire
APD Gregory
APD Little
APD McKean
APD Stringham
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Talbot
APD Kennision
APD Crane
APD Kilty
APD Humphreys
APD Sands
APD Rathburne
APD Dickerson
, Shell hits 1, on fire
APA Elmore
APA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Alhena
AKA Algorab
AKA Alcyone
AKA Thuban
AKA Virgo
AKA Centarus
AKA Almaack
AKA Aqarius
AKA Mercury
APA Doyen
APA Feland
, Shell hits 1
AP Republic
AP President Fillmore
AP President Tyler
LSI(M) Prince Henry
LSI(M) Prince David
LSI(L) Kanimbla
LSI(L) Glenstrae
LSI(L) Denbighshire
AP Ernest Hinds


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 46% 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 19 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19 000 yards
Range closes to 17 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17 000 yards
Range closes to 15 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15 000 yards
Range closes to 11 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11 000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 12 000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese look outs spot Allied task force at 12 000 yards
CONTACT: Allied look outs spot Japanese task force at 11 000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Night Time Surface Combat at 130, 78 near Marcus Island: Range 11 000 yards

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi
DD Suzunami
DD Oshio
DD Sagiri
DD Ushio
, heavy fires

Allied Ships

CA Pensacola, Shell hits 15, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Ward
APD Chew
APD Schley
APD Colhoun
, heavy fires
APD Gregory
APD Little
APD McKean
APD Stringham
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Talbot
APD Kennision
APD Crane
APD Kilty
APD Humphreys
APD Sands
APD Rathburne
APD Dickerson
, on fire
APA Elmore, Shell hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
APA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Alhena
AKA Algorab
AKA Alcyone
AKA Thuban
AKA Virgo
AKA Centarus
AKA Almaack
AKA Aqarius
AKA Mercury
, Shell hits 1
APA Doyen, Shell hits 1, on fire
APA Feland, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AP Republic
AP President Fillmore
AP President Tyler
LSI(M) Prince Henry
LSI(M) Prince David
LSI(L) Kanimbla
LSI(L) Glenstrae
LSI(L) Denbighshire
, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
AP Ernest Hinds

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 46% 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 15 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15 000 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
Komatsu, Teruhisa crossest hte 'T'
Range closes to 6 000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Night Time Surface Combat at 130, 79 near Marcus Island: Range 29 000 yards

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi
DD Suzunami
DD Oshio
DD Sagiri
DD Ushio
, heavy fires

Allied Ships

APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Ward
APD Chew
APD Schley
APD Gregory
APD Little
APD McKean
APD Stringham
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Talbot
APD Kennision
APD Crane
APD Kilty
APD Humphreys
APD Sands
APD Rathburne
APD Dickerson
, on fire
APA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Alhena
AKA Algorab
AKA Alcyone
AKA Thuban
AKA Virgo
AKA Centarus
AKA Almaack
AKA Aqarius
AKA Mercury
APA Doyen
, on fire
AP Republic
AP President Fillmore
AP President Tyler
LSI(M) Prince Henry
LSI(M) Prince David
LSI(L) Kanimbla
LSI(L) Glenstrae
AP Ernest Hinds


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 46% 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 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..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17 000 yards
Range closes to 15 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15 000 yards
Range closes to 13 000 yards..
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13 000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 29 000 yars..
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

DD Amagiri sights SS Bowfin at Saipan

SS S-30 launches 4 torpedoes and misses at 108, 93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

DD Mikazuki
DD Minazuki


SS S-30 encounters minefield at Saipan

Allied Ships

SS S-30, Mine hits 1, on fire

Day Time Surface Combat at 133, 79 near Marcus Island: Range 23 000 yards

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi, Shell hits 4
DD Suzunami
DD Oshio
DD Sagiri
, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Ushio, Shell hits 4, on fire

Allied Ships

APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Ward
APD Chew
APD Schley
APD Gregory
APD Little
, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD McKean, Shell hits 1
APD Stringham
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Talbot
APD Kennision
APD Crane
APD Kilty
APD Humphreys
APD Sands
APD Rathburne
APD Dickerson
, on fire
APA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Alhena
AKA Algorab
AKA Alcyone
AKA Thuban
, Shell hits 1, on fire
AKA Virgo
AKA Centarus
, Shell hits 1
AKA Almaack
AKA Aqarius
, Shell hits 2
AKA Mercury
APA Doyen
, Shell hits 1
AP Republic, Shell hits 3, on fire
AP President Fillmore, Shell hits 1
AP President Tyler
LSI(M) Prince Henry
, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
LSI(M) Prince David
LSI(L) Kanimbla
, Shell hits 25, heavy fires, heavy damage
LSI(L) Glenstrae, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AP Ernest Hinds, Shell hits 2, on fire

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 6 000 yards..
APD Crane collides with APD Ward
Range increases to 11 000 yards
APA Doyen, LSI(L) Glenstrae, LSI(L) Kanimbla, LSI(M) Prince David screened from combat - escorted by APD Dickerson, APD Crane, APD Kennison, APD Talbot, APD Dent, APD Waters, APD Stringham, APD McKean, APD Little, APD Gregory, APD Schley, APD Chew, APD Ward, APD Litchfield
Range decreases to 10 000 yards
APA Doyen, LSI(L) Glenstrae, LSI(L) Kanimbla, LSI(M) Prince David, AKA Almack, AKA Centarus, AKA Virgo, AKA Thuban, AKA Alcyone, AKA Algorab, AKA Alhena, AKA Fomalhaut, AKA Libra, AP Ernest Hinds, AP President Fillmore screened from combat - escorted by APD Crane, APD Kennison, APD Talbot, APD Dent, APD Waters, APD Stringham, APD McKean, APD Little, APD Gregory, APD Schley, APD Chew, APD Ward, APD Litchfield
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat at 134, 80 near Marcus Island: Range 25 000 yards

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi
DD Suzunami
DD Sagiri
, on fire

Allied Ships

APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Ward
APD Chew
APD Schley
APD Gregory
APD McKean
APD Stringham
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Dickerson
APA Libra
AKA Fomalhaut
AKA Alhena
AKA Algorab
AKA Alcyone
AKA Thuban
, heavy fires
AKA Virgo
AKA Centarus
AKA Almaack
AKA Aqarius
AKA Mercury
APA Doyen
AP Republic
, heavy fires
AP President Fillmore
AP President Tyler
LSI(M) Prince David
, 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
Range closes to 17 000 yards..
Range increases to 29 000 yards
Task forces break off...

Morning Allied air attack at 134, 82 near Marcus Island

Weather in hex: Light rain

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi, Bomb hits 3

Morning Allied air attack at 134, 82 near Marcus Island

Weather in hex: Light rain

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi, Bomb hits 1

Allied morning sweep at Tinian

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 10
N1K1J George-shiden x 20
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 5
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 3

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
N1K1J George-shiden: 5 destroyed
Ki-45 KA1a Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Allied afternoon sweep at Tinian

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 9
N1K1J George-shiden x 7
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 4

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
N1K1J George-shiden: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KA1a Nick: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Allied afternoon air attack on TF at 134,82 near Marcus Island

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 2

Allied aircraft losses: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Musashi, Bomb hits 1

SS I-28 launches 6 torpedoes at 123, 87 near Marcus Island

Allied Ships

CVE Natoma Bay, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD McCalla

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Natoma Bay

DD Amagiri attacks SS Bowfin at 108,93 near Saipan

Allied Ships

SS Bowfin, 8 hits

Allied deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 9448 troops, 219 guns, 157 vehicles, Assault Value = 369
Defending force 16390 troops, 91 guns,40 vehicles, Assault Value = 301

Allied adjusted assault: 30
Japanese adjusted defense: 943

Allied assault odds: 1 to 31 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
242 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
665 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 83 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Guns lost 38 (7 destroyed, 31 disabled)

Assaulting units:

627th TD Battalion
87th Mountain Regiment
140th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
37th Infantry Division/9
XIII US Fighter Command
Seventh USAAF
ComAirFMFPac
181st Field Artillery Battalion
43rd Base Group Base Force
I US Corps
27th Base Maintanence Engineer Battalion
345th Base Group Base Force/1
41st Marine Air Group
5th Marine-Defence Battalion
145th Field Artillery Battalion
24th Base Maintenance Engineer Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
15th USN Naval Construction Regiment
16th USN Naval Construction Regiment/4

Defending Units

28 IMB 14th Garrison Unit
27 IMB 13th Garrison Unit
Maizuru 4th SNLF
11th Garrison Unit/2
13th Field Construction Battalion
21st Special Base Force
16th Field Construction Battalion
12th JNAF AF Unit
58th Construction Battalion
59th JNAF AF Unit
85th Naval Guard Unit
19th Army
90th JAAF AF Bn

ANDAMAN SEA

SS Amberjack launches 4 torp does at 52,58 near Ye

Japanese Ships

xAP Kamo Maru, Torpedo hits 1
xAP Teikyo Maru
xAP Kongo Maru
xAP Kanzyu Maru
DD Oboro


SOLOMON ISLANDS

Allied morning sweep at Buin


Weather in hex: Light Rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 8
N1K1J George-Shiden x 13
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 11
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 10

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 2 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KA1a Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Japanese morning air attack on 5th Chinese Base Force at Sining - 49 casualties
Japanese morning air attack on 89/40 - Port hits 6, Port supply hits 2

Allied afternoon sweep at Buin

Weather in hex: Light Rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 2
N1K1J George-shiden x 6
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 5
Ki-45 KA1a Nick x 4

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1J George-shiden: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KA1a Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CHINA

Allied deliberate attack at 83/54


Attacking force 86873 troops, 362 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3008
Defending force 15949 troops, 242 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 671

Allied adjusted assault: 400
Japanese adjusted defense: 2851

Allied assault odds: 1 to 7 (fort level 4)

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

Japanese ground losses:
552 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2998 casualties reported
Squads: 133 destroyed, 157 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:

4th Chinese Army Corps
50th Chinese Army Corps
3rd New China Army-Corps
79th Chinese Army Corps
70th Chinese Army Corps
28th Chinese Army Corps
25th Cinese Army Corps
60th Chinese Army Corps
49th Chinese Army Corps
88th Chinese Army Corps
4th Guerilla
86th Chinese Army Corps
100th Chinese Army Corps
2nd guerilla
32nd Chinese Army Corps
74th Chinese Army Corps
21st Chinese Army Corps
26th Chinese Army Corps
16th Construction Regiment
3rd War Area
10th Group Army
23rd Group Army
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58th Chinese Army Corps
32nd Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force
25th Group Army
19th Group Army
1st Group Army
18th Chinese Base Force

Defending Units

3rd Tank Division
41st Division
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment
53rd Construction Battalion



F1M2 Pete-Kan from Kongo attacking SS Escolar at 106,91 - SS Escolar is reported hit
E13A Jake-Suitei from Musashi has spotted an Allied APD at 134,80 - Allied PG is reported hit
E13A Jake-Suitei from 2nd CCF Det T-1 has spotted an Allied BB at 112,91 - a KGV class BB is reported hit
B5N1 Kate-Kankoh from Shoho-2 attacking SS KVIII at 106,127 - KVIII is reported hit

Previous report of sinking of CVE Natoma Bay incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 123, 87

Ace pilot Kasai P. of Hosho-1 is promoted to PO1

DD Converse is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on 6 September 1943
APA President Van Buren is reported to have been sunk near Marcus on 6 September 1943

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HOME ISLANDS


SS Perch launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 101, 64 near Tanegashima

Japanese Ships

TK Tatekawa Maru, heavy fires, heavy damage

MARIANAS ISLANDS

SS Sealion launches 4 torpedoes at 108,93 near Saipan

xAK Syoka Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Hakakisan Maru
xAK Rokko Maru
xAK Mikasa Maru
PB Toko Maru # 4
PB Tokotsu Maru


Japanese TF attacks submarine at 108,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

AM Wa-102
AM Wa-101
AM Wa-107
AM Wa-103


Allied Ships

SS Sealion, 3 hits

SS Sealion launches 2 torpedoes at 108,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

AM Wa-102, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AM Wa-101
AG Kayo Maru
AM Wa-107


Allied Ships

SS Sealion, 1 hits

CHINA

Japanese air attack on 5th Chinese Base Force at Sining - 48 casualties
Japanese air attack on 89,40 - 8 Port hits



Guam expands port to size 3
Port Blair expands fortifications to size 1

Ace pilot Sasai, J of 251 KuS-1 is promoted to CPO
Ace pilot Asada, F. of Yokosuka KuS-1/C is promoted to CPO

Loss of CM Tokiwa on 30 August 1943 is admitted
Loss of AM Wa-102 on 8 September 1943 is admitted

101st Machine Cannon AA Battalion arrives at Tokyo

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MARIANAS ISLANDS


SS I-31 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 114,90 near Pagan

Japanese Ships

SS I-31, hits 4

Allied Ships

DD Conway

SS I-172
launches 4 torpedoes at 114,90 near Pagan

Allied Ships

BB Tennessee, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage

Sub escapes detection

Japanese night naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 21 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 16 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 5 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 1 damaged
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D 1 Mitchell: 6 damaged
B-25D 1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
281 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (4 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Resource hits 1
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 10
Port hits 9
Port supply hits 2

Japanese deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 18979 troops, 170 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 789
Defending force 17860 troops, 231 guns, 227 vehicles, Assault Value = 295

Japanese adjusted assault: 533
Allied adjusted defense: 173

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
602 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
278 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:

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

Defending Units

627th TD Battalion
87th Mountain Regiment
140th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
37th Infantry Division/9
XIII US Fighter Command
Seventh USAAF
ComAirFMFPac
181st Field Artillery Battalion
43rd Base Group Base Force
I US Corps
27th Base Maintenance Engineer Battalion
345th Base Group Base Force/1
41st Marine Air Group
5th Marine-Defence Battalion
145th Field Artillery Battalion
24th Base Maintenance Engineer Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
15th USN Naval Construction Regiment
16th USN Naval Construction Regiment/4

HOME ISLANDS

SS Skate launches 2 torpedoes at 107, 64 near Kumano

Japanese Ships

TK Rikko Maru, Torpedo hits 1
E W-26
TK Nissyo Maru
TK Kaizyo Maru
TK Hoyo Maru
TK Akatsuki Maru
DD Hatakaze
DD Harukaze

SS Tullibee
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 108, 66 near Torishima

Japanese Ships

DD Harukaze
TK Rikko Maru
E W-26
TK Nissyo Maru
TK Kaizyo Maru
TK Hoyo Maru
TK Akebono Maru
DD Hatakaze


CHINA

Japanese morning air attack on 89,40 - 10 Port hits, 1 port fuel hits

Japanese deliberate attack at Sining

Attacking force 12433 troops, 292 guns, 34 vehicles, Assault Value = 425
Defending force 5228 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0

Japanese adjusted assault: 209
Allied adjusted defense: 85

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese force CAPTURE Sining!!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2184 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 72 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (12 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units retreated 5

Assaulting units:
6th Division
27th Ind Engineer Regiment
11th Ind Art. Mortar Battalion
10th Mortar Battalion
6th medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind. Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Ind. Art. Mortar Battalion

Defending Units

11th Chinese Army-Corps
8th War Area
17th Group Army
5th Chinese Base Force
8th Chinese Base Force

Japanese deliberate attack at Lanchow

Attacking force 29148 troops, 306 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 1219
Defending force 21534 troops, 164 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 676

Japanese adjusted assault: 663
Allied adjusted defense: 363

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
859 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 108 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1644 casualties reported
Squads: 121 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 16 (11 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
40th Division
13th Division
35th Division

Defending Units

81st Chinese Army-Corps
82nd Chinese Army-Corps
1st Chinese Cavalry
2nd Chinese Cavalry
3rd Chinese Cavalry
6th Chinese Base Force

CAROLINE ISLANDS

Allied morning air attack on Truk


Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D 1 Liberator x 49

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 3 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24D 1 Liberator: 8 damaged





Previous report of sinking of BB Tennessee incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 114,90

Repairs completed on DD Michishio at Tokyo
Repairs completed on DD Arashio at Tokyo

Iwo Jima expands airfield to size 1

Device Mitsubishi Ha-43 advances R&D

Loss of xAK Momoyama Maru on 2 February 1943 is admitted

BB Tennessee is reported to have been sunk near Pagan on 9 September 1943
xAK Aroona is reported to have ben sunk near Deboyne Islands on 20 March 1943

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Apologies... managed to get this one out of order!!!




SS Sealion eludes attack at 108,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

E Karii
SC Ch-6
EW-23

SS KXVIII
launches 2 torpedoes at 99,47 near Chefoo

Japanese Ships

xAK Nitisan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Kozui Maru
xAK Mogamigawa Maru
xAK Yokohama Maru
xAK Yodogawa Maru
xAK Tatumiya Maru
xAK Kamogawa Maru
DD Sanae

SS KXVIII
launches 2 torpedoes at 99,47 near Chefoo

Japanese Ships

xAK Nitisan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Japanese morning air attack on 8th Chinese Base Force at Sining - 27 casualties
Japanese morning air attack on 89/40 - 10 Port hits, 1 Port supply hit

Allied afternoon air attack on Liuchow

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 15

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 2
H81-A3 x 5
P-40E Warhawk x 1
P-43A-1 Lancer x 7
P-66 Vanguard x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
H81-A3: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-43A-1 Lancer: 2 destroyed
P-66 Vanguard: 1 destroyed

SS Pompano launches 2 torpedoes at 73,84 near Puerto Princesa

TK Nisshin Maru, Torpedo hits 1
DD Murakumo
TK Ayazomo Maru
TK Tonan Maru # 3
TK Tonan Maru # 2
TK Huzisan Maru
DD Fuyo
DD Uranami

SS Pike
launches 2 torpedoes at 102,66 near Tanegashima

TK Tatekawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Arare
DD minegumo
E Tomozuru
TK Teiyo Maru
TK San Ramon Maru
TK San Clemente Maru
TK Omurosan Maru
DD Nagatsuki
DD Fubuki

SS Sealion
is sighted by escort at 108,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

xAK Hakakisan Maru
xAK Rokko Maru
xAK Mikasa Maru
PB Toko Maru # 4
PB Tokotsu Maru

SS Sealion
launches 2 torpedoes at 108,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

PB Kaki, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Yodozo Maru

Allied Ships

SS Sealion, hits 2

Japanese deliberate attack at Sining

Attacking force 12516 troops, 292 guns, 34 vehicles, Assault Value = 433
Defending force 5786 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 68

Japanese adjusted assault: 182
Allied adjusted defense: 82

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
117 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
500 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Assaulting units:
6th Division
27th Ind Engineer Regiment
11th Ind Art. Mortar Battalion
10th Mortar Battalion
6th medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind. Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
12th Ind. Art. Mortar Battalion

Defending Units

11th Chinese Army-Corps
8th War Area
17th Group Army
5th Chinese Base Force

Allied deliberate attack at Ichang

Attacking force 42937 troops, 245 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1431
Defending force 14996 troops, 142 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 634

Allied adjusted assault: 415
Japanese adjusted defense: 3069

Allied assault odds: 1 to 7 (fort level 6)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1534 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 232 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled

Assaulting units:

55th Chinese Army Corps
44th Chinese Army Corps
67th Chinese Army-Corps
39th Chinese Army Corps
23rd Chinese Army Corps
8th Chinese Army Corps
53rd Chinese Army Corps
30th Chinese Army Corps
75th Chinese Army Corps
94th Chinese Army Corps
Administration
29th Group Army
33rd Group Army

Defending Units

34th Division
68ID 57th Infantry Brigade




Dinaguat is occupied by the Japanese

xAK Nitisan Maru sinks at sea

Ki-48-IIa Lily-Otsu from 90th Sentai attacking SS lapon at 86,70. SS Lapon is reported HIT

DD Ariake beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
DD Wakatake beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
E Kamo beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PB Fumi Maru # 3 beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PGB Kyo Maru # 7 beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
SC Ch-18 beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PB Hozugawa Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PB Mogami Maru # 9 beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PB Hino Maru # 2 beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore

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

Previous report of sinking of SS Steelhead incorrect. Intelligence reports ship still in serviced

DD Fujimami arrives at Osaka/Kyoto

Loss of PB kaki on 7 September 1943 is admitted

CVE Breton is reported to have ben sunk near Guam on 29 August 1943
xAP Mount Vernon is reported to have been sunk near Moulmein on 9 October 1942

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10 September 1943

The great naval battles of the 1st Battle of the Marianas Islands has come to a close. For now it is the time of the IJN embarking upon bombardments of Guam and Pagan whilst the Allies begin a campaign to sweep the Japanese fighters from the skies over Tinian and Saipan.

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Japanese night naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D 1 Mitchell: 17 damaged
B-25D 1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 6 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 10 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 4 damaged
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 5 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 4 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell: 16 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 2 damaged
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
266 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 22
Port hits 8
Port supply hits 6

SS Redfin launches 4 torpedoes and misses at 106,95 near Guam

Japanese ships

DMS W-5
E Kari


Allied Ships

SS Redfin, hits 6

Allied morning sweep at Tinian

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

HOME ISLANDS

SS Pompon launches 2 torpedoes at 111,73 near Chichi-jima

Japanese Ships

TK Etashima Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-42
DD Harusame


CHINA

Japanese morning air attack on 8th Chinese Base Force at 80,31 near Sining - 58 casualties
Japanese morning air attack on 89,40 - 10 port hits, 4 port fuel hits and 2 port supply hits

CAROLINE ISLANDS

Allied morning air attack on Truk


Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 41

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 10
B-24D 1 Liberator x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 7 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24D 1 Liberator: 2 destroyed, 10 damaged
B-24D 1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Hoshikura M. in a Ki-44-IIa makes head on attack ... forces B-17F Fortress out of formation

Allied morning air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 4
B-24D 1 Liberator x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D 1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
B-24D 1 Liberator: 3 damaged

Allied morning air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 25

Allied aircraft
B-24D 1 Liberator x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D 1 Liberator: 7 damaged

Allied morning air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16

Allied aircraft
B-24D 1 Liberator x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D 1 Liberator: 5 damaged

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

Port hits 1

SOLOMON SEA

Allied afternoon air attack on TF at 101,133 near Milne Bay


Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

SC CHa-23, Torpedo hits 1 and is sunk
SC CHa-22




Repairs completed on TK Chuka Maru at Hiroshima, ship returned to service

1LT Wakamatsu, Y. of 50th Sengtai/A is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status!!

Davao expands fortifications to size 4

Ace pilot Komachi, S. of Zuikaku-1 is promoted to PO1

DD Akizuki beginning refit in shipyard at Osaka

Loss of TK Etashim Maru on 10 September 1943 is admitted
Loss of SC CHa-23 on 10 September 1943 is admitted

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SOLOMON SEA


Captain of SS KXIII elects not to attack at 101,133 near Milne Bay. The sub chaser for its part sights the submarine but further searching fails to locate the menace.

Japanese Ships

SC CHa-22

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Japanese night naval bombardment of Guam


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

SS Sculpin launches 2 torpedoes at 107,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

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

Allied morning air attack on TF at 106,95 near Guam

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied morning air attack on TF at 106,95 near Guam

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Allied morning sweep at Tinian

Weather in hex: Light Rain

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
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed

Allied afternoon air attack on TF at 106,95 near Guam

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

E Kari

Allied afternoon air attack on TF at 106,95 near Guam

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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 Zamidare
, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese deliberate attack at Tinian
Attacking force 17282 troops, 168 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 768
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(+), leader(+), 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:

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

Defending Units

627th TD Battalion
87th Mountain Regiment
140th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
193rd Tank Battalion
37th Infantry Division/9
XIII US Fighter Command
Seventh USAAF
ComAirFMFPac
181st Field Artillery Battalion
43rd Base Group Base Force
I US Corps
27th Base Maintenance Engineer Battalion
345th Base Group Base Force/1
41st Marine Air Group
5th Marine-Defence Battalion
145th Field Artillery Battalion
24th Base Maintenance Engineer Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
15th USN Naval Construction Regiment
16th USN Naval Construction Regiment/4

Anatahan is occupied by the Japanese

ANDAMAN SEA


SS Truant launches 2 torpedoes at 53,55 near Rangoon

Japanese Ships

DD Oboro
xAP Kanzyu Maru


Allied Ships

SS Truant, hits 2

NEW BRITAIN

Allied morning sweep on Rabaul


Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-61-1a 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

Allied morning sweep on Rabaul


Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12
Ki-61-1a Tony-Hien x 9

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 12

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

Allied aircraft losses
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed

Allied morning sweep on Rabaul

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 6
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-61-1a Tony-Hien x 6

Allied aircraft
P-38H Lightning x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied morning sweep on Rabaul

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 5
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-61-1a 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: 2destroyed

No Allied losses

CHINA

Japanese morning air attack on 5th Chinese Base Force at 80,31 near Sining - 36 casualties
Japanese afternoon air attack on 89,40 - 7 port hits, 1 port fuel hit

NEW GUINEA

Allied morning air attack on TF at 101,133 near Milne Bay


Weather in hex: Severe storms

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 8

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

SC CHa-22






2LT Shibayam W. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status!!

Guam expands airfield to size 4

Loss of DMS W-5 on 11 September 1943 is admitted
Loss of AD Nissho Maru on 11 September 1943 is admitted

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12 September 1943 - 11/4/2020 10:19:46 PM   
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12 September 1943

LST has included German Raiders in this mod. This turn we finally get to see a two of them teamed up and in action. Weather conditions were atrocious but with their excellent crews and superb Commanders they may be able to wreak some havoc.

ARABIAN SEA

Night time surface combat at 17,12 near Socotra. Range 2 000 yards


German Ships

AMC KMHSK-4 Thor
AMC KMHSK-9 Michel


Allied Ships

xAK Haresfield
xAK Jalabala
xAK Jalagopal
, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Jalaputra
xAK Jalarashmi
xAK Jalaratna
xAK Jalavihar
xAK Loch Ranza
xAK Tak Sang
xAK Varsova
, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 2 and is sunk
xAK Wo Sang, Shell hits 5, on fire
xAK Benrinnes
xAK Clan Macbean
xAK Clan Macbrayne
xAK Clan Macliwraith
xAK Clan Macinness
xAK Daisy Moller
xAK Harmoniades
xAK Johilla
xAK Pasha
, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
xAK Talthibius, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1 and is sunk
xAK Subadar, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 3 and is sunk
xAK Wyvern, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 3 and is sunk

Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms with 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms and 96% moonlight: 2 000 yards
Range closes to 2 000 yards
CONTACT: German lookouts spot Allied task force at 2 000 yards
Germans open fire on surprised Allied ship at 2 000 yards
Range increases to 5 000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

Day time surface combat at 17,12 near Socotra. Range 1 000 yards

German Ships

AMC KMHSK-4 Thor
AMC KMHSK-9 Michel


Allied Ships

xAK Haresfield
xAK Jalabala
xAK Jalagopal
xAK Jalaputra
, Shel hits 1
xAK Jalarashmi
xAK Jalaratna
xAK Jalavihar
xAK Loch Ranza
xAK Tak Sang
xAK Benrinnes
xAK Clan Macbean
xAK Clan Macbrayne
xAK Clan Macliwraith
xAK Clan Macinness
xAK Daisy Moller
xAK Harmoniades
, Shell hits 5, on fire
xAK Johilla, Shell hits 9, on fire

Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 1 000 yards
Range closes to 1 000 yards
Range increases to 2 000 yards
Task forces break off...

Day time surface combat at 17,12 near Socotra. Range 1 000 yards

German Ships

AMC KMHSK-4 Thor, Shell hits 2
AMC KMHSK-9 Michel

Allied Ships

xAK Haresfield, Shell hits 1
xAK Jalabala
xAK Jalagopal
, on fire
xAK Jalaputra
xAK Jalarashmi
xAK Jalaratna
xAK Jalavihar
xAK Loch Ranza
xAK Tak Sang
xAK Benrinnes
xAK Clan Macbean
, Shell hits 3
xAK Clan Macbrayne
xAK Clan Macliwraith
xAK Clan Macinness
xAK Daisy Moller
, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2 and is sunk
xAK Harmoniades, Shell hits 10, Torpedo hits 1 and is sunk
xAK Johilla, Shell hits 23 and is sunk

Poor visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 3 000 yards
Range closes to 3 000 yards
CONTACT: German lookouts spot Allied task force at 3 000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot German task force at 3 000 yards
Range closes to 2 000 yards
Range increases to 9 000 yards
Task forces break off...

STRAIT OF MALACCA

SS Snook elects not to launch torpedoes at 47,77 near Tandjoengbalai

Japanese Ships

xAKL Jinsan Maru
xAK Yoshida Maru # 3
xAKL Yosyu Maru
xAKL Ujigawa Maru
xAKL Tojuku Maru
xAKL Hokuhi Maru
xAKL Hinko Maru
PB Narita Maru

SS Scamp
launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 47,77 near Tandjoengbalai

xAK Yoshida Maru # 3
xAKL Yosyu Maru
xAKL Ujigawa Maru
xAKL Jinsan Maru
xAKL Tojuku Maru
xAKL Hokuhi Maru
PB Narita Maru


PACIFIC OCEAN

SS I-5 is sighted by YMS-221 at 191,86 near Pearl Harbour

SS I-33 launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 211, 84 near San Francisco

Japanese Ships

SS I-33

Allied Ships

DD Cushing
xAK Daniel S Lamont
xAK Andrew Furuseth
xAK Alcoa Planter
xAK Admiral Chase
xAK Mormacgull
xAK Lewis Luckenbach


MARIANAS ISLANDS

SS Sculpin elects not to launch torpedoes at 107,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-36
CM Saishu
SC Ch-37


Japanese night naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 15 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 10 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 5 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 destroyed on ground
B-25D 1 Mitchell: 8 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 10 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 5 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
191 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 16
Port hits 9
Port supply hits 1

CHINA

Japanese morning air attack on 11th Chinese Army-Corps at 80,31 near Sining - 65 casualties
Japanese morning air attack on 89,40 - 15 Port hits

BURMA

Allied afternoon air attack on TF at 54,53 near Rangoon


Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43IIb Oscar x 13
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 24
Ki-61-1a Tony-Hien x 16
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien x 8
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 2

Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator GR.III: 8 damaged

Japanese ships

xAP Hokoku Maru
xAP Teikyo Maru


ANDAMAN SEA

SS Trident is sighted by PB Teiko Maru at 53,55 near Rangoon




Repairs completed on SS I-6 at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Maya at Yokohama, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Yamakaze at Manaila, ship returned to service

G4M1 Betty-Rikko attacking a O16 Class SS at 111, 109, a Electric Boats S-18 class is reported hit
KI-48-IIa Lily-Otsu attacking SS O24 at 84,68. SS O24 is reported hit

Ace pilot Mitsumori J. of 50th Sentai is promoted to 2 LT

DD Uzuki beginning refit in shipyard at Nagoya

xAK Varsova is reported to have been sunk near Socotra on 12 September 1943
xAK Daisy Moller is reported to have been sunk near Socotra on 12 September 1943
xAK Harmonides is reported to have been sunk near Socotra on 12 September 1943
xAK Johilla is reported to have been sunk near Socotra on 12 September 1943
xAK Talthibius is reported to have been sunk near Socotra on 12 September 1943
xAK Subadar is repoorted to have been sunk near Socotra on 12 September 1943
xAK Wyvern is reported to have been sunk near Socotra on 12 September 1943

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ARABIAN SEA

Night Time Surface Combat, near Socotra at 17,11, Range 8,000 Yards


Japanese Ships

AMC KM HSK-4 Thor, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships

xAK Haresfield
xAK Jalabala
xAK Jalaputra
xAK Jalarashmi
xAK Jalaratna
xAK Jalavihar
xAK Loch Ranza
xAK Tak Sang
, Shell hits 4, on fire
xAK Benrinnes
xAK Clan Macbean
xAK Clan Macbrayne
xAK Clan Macilwraith
xAK Clan Macinness
, Shell hits 4, on fire

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 100% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
Gumprich, G orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Night Time Surface Combat, near Socotra at 17,12, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

AMC KM HSK-9 Michel

Allied Ships

xAK Jalagopal, on fire

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 100% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Tinian at 108,94


Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Tone


SS Seahorse launches 4 torpedoes and misses at 108,93 near Saipan.

Japanese Ships

CM Saishu

Morning Air attack on TF, near Tinian at 108,94

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 19
N1K1J George-Shiden x 34
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 36

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 8
F4U-1 Corsair x 18
F6F-3 Hellcat x 27
TBF-1 Avenger x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 3 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 4 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

xAK Hokko Maru

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 8
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 12
N1K1J George-Shiden x 21
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 5
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 12
N1K1J George-Shiden x 17
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 9
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
SBD-5 Dauntless x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 6 destroyed

Japanese Ships

TK Nichiei Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 2
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 7
N1K1J George-Shiden x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell_ x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1J George-Shiden: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships

xAP Katori Maru

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tinian at 108,94

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 5
N1K1J George-Shiden x 10
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 29

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 2
SBD-5 Dauntless x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 15299 troops, 168 guns, 67 vehicles, Assault Value = 784
Defending force 17131 troops, 214 guns, 221 vehicles, Assault Value = 248

Japanese adjusted assault: 527
Allied adjusted defense: 117

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
181 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
338 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

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

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

CHINA

Japanese afternoon air attack on 89,40 - 4 port hits, 1 port fuel hit and 1 port supply hit.

ANDAMAN SEA

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rangoon at 54,53


Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 24
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 16
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien x 8
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 2

Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Liberator GR.III: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships

xAP Kanzyu Maru





Japanese minefield laid at Guam

PO2 Hanamoto N. of 201 KuS-1 is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status!!
PO2 Nomura W. of 201 KuS-1 is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status!!
CPO Yamamoto, T. of 201 KuS-1 is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status!!
PO1 Minowa U. of 201 KuS-1 is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status!!

TK Nichiei Maru sinks at sea

Ace pilot Matsuki P. of 253 KuS-1 is promoted to PO1

DD Hatsushimo beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore

Previous report of sinking of CA Chicago incorrect. Intelligence report ship is still in service.

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RE: 13 September 1943 - 11/8/2020 3:07:05 PM   
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Nice to see that the Allies are feeling the power of Thor's hammer!

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14 September 1943 - 11/8/2020 10:34:24 PM   
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14 September 1943

MARIANS ISLANDS


SS Sculpin launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 107,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

AKE Tatsugami Maru
E Sado

SS Seawolf
is sighted by escort at 108,94 near Tinian

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-9
xAK Shonan Maru'
xAK Sanura Maru
xAK Meisho Maru
xAK Macassar Maru
xAK Bunzan Maru
xAK Azumasan Maru
xAKL Akitsushima Maru
PB Busho Maru
SC CHa-2


Allied Ships

SS Seawolf~, hits 2

SS Seawolf launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 108,94 near Tinian

Japanese Ships

PB Edo Maru
E Shirataka


Allied Ships

SS Seawolf~, hits 3

SS Tambor is sighted by escort at 109,92 near Saipan and escapes detection.

Night Naval bombardment of Guam at 106,95

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 8 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 26 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 11 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 25 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 8 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-4 Catalina: 4 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 9 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 damaged
ZPK: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Hiei
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
330 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 8 disabled
Vehicles lost 14 (3 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 45
Port hits 19
Port supply hits 3

SS Silversides launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 106,95 near Guam

Japanese Ships

DD Amatsukaze
BB Hiei
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Tone
DD Yudachi
DD Mikazuki
DD Amagiri
DD Suzukaze

SS Seahorse
launches 4 torpedoes at 108,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

DD Amatsukaze, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
BB Hiei
CA Kumano
CA Tone
DD Mikazuki
DD Amagiri


Allied Ships
SS Seahorse, hits 4

SS Seahorse launches 2 torpedoes and misses at 108,93 near Saipan

Japanese Ships

TK Amatsu Maru
TK Hofuku Maru
TK Urato Maru
TK Shoyo Maru
TK San Luis Maru
TK Nihon Maru
TK Juko Maru
PB Ichiyo Maru
PB Odatsuki Maru


Allied morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 108,93

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 10
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 12
N1K1J George-Shiden x 19
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 22
SBD-4 Dauntless x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 destroyed
SBD-4 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 8 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 3 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

BB Hiei
xAP Katori Maru
CA Tone


Allied afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 108,93

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero-Reisen x 5
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 12
N1K1J George-Shiden x 18
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
SBD-4 Dauntless x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-4 Dauntless: 2 destroyed

STRAIT OF MALACCA

SS Snook is sighted by DD Wakatake at 49,83 near Singapore

BURMA

Allied morning sweep on Rangoon


Weather in hex: Light cloud

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 12
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 24
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 16
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien x 8

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 6 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien: 5 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CHINA

Japanese afternoon air attack on 11th Chinese Army-Corps at 80,31 near Sining - 25 casualties.






SC CHa - 7 abandoned due to heavy damage

Repairs completed on BB Haruna at Yokohama, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-168 at Yokohama, ship returned to service

PO1 Sugiyama T. of 201 KuS-1 is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status
CPO Shiga, M of 201 KuS-1 is credited with kill number 5 and attains ace status

xAP Examiner is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on 14 January 1943

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RE: 13 September 1943 - 11/8/2020 10:35:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

Nice to see that the Allies are feeling the power of Thor's hammer!

It was indeed. Sadly I then went and neglected to follow the first rule of raiding... hit and run!!! That extra day spent trying to maximize results is about to lead to calamity.

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15 September 1943 - 11/8/2020 10:45:56 PM   
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Well done RN on having the right escort on hand to extract retribution for their mauled convoy.


HOME ISLANDS


SS Skate launches 2 torpedoes at APD PB-36(Fuji) and misses at 110,67 near Torishima

ARABIAN SEA

Night Time Surface Combat, near Mangalore at 19,26, Range 8,000 Yards


German Ships

AMC KM HSK-9 Michel, Shell hits 17, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships

CA Suffolk
CL Emerald~
DD Quadrant
DD Roebuck


Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 100% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Ellis, R crosses the 'T'
Range closes to 3,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Mangalore at 18,27, Range 20,000 Yards

German Ships

AMC KM HSK-4 Thor, Shell hits 18, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships

CA Suffolk
CL Emerald~
DD Quadrant
DD Roebuck, Shell hits 1
, on fire

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Mangalore at 18,28, Range 19,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

German aircraft losses
Arado 196: 1 destroyed

German Ships

AMC KM HSK-4 Thor, Shell hits 23, and is sunk

Allied Ships

CA Suffolk
CL Emerald~
DD Quadrant
DD Roebuck
, on fire

Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 19,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Ellis, R crosses the 'T'
Range closes to 5,000 yards
AMC KM HSK-4 Thor sunk by DD Roebuck at 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 8 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 7 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 4 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 9 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
182 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 15
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 2

SS Silversides is sighted by escorted at 108,94 near Tinian

Japanese Ships

SC CHa-1
xAK Bunzan Maru
xAK Sydney Maru
xAKL Akitsushima Maru
PB Busho Maru
SC CHa-2


Allied Ships

SS Silversides, hits 1

BURMA

Allied morning sweep on Rangoon


Weather in hex: Light cloud

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 8
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 13
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien x 6
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 6

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien: 5 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed

Japanese afternoon sweep on Guam

Submarine attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

LB-133, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships

SS Seahorse

LB-133 is sighted by SS Seahorse
SS Seahorse attacking LB-133 on the surface
Cutter, S D decides to submerge SS Seahorse due to damage

Japanese deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 20290 troops, 229 guns, 169 vehicles, Assault Value = 792
Defending force 16654 troops, 211 guns, 214 vehicles, Assault Value = 213

Japanese adjusted assault: 481
Allied adjusted defense: 107

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
394 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 17 (12 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (3 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Assaulting units:
28IMB 14th Grsn Uni
27IMB 13th Grsn Uni
5th Division
Maizuru 4th SNLF
85th Naval Guard Unit
207th Ship Eng Coy
21st Special Base Force
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
67th Field AA Battalion
13th Field Construction Battalion
13th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion
16th Field Construction Battalion
59th JNAF AF Unit
12th JNAF AF Unit
79th JAAF AF Bn
58th Construction Battalion
19th Army
101st Naval Repair Base Force
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
90th JAAF AF Bn

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

CHINA

Japanese morning Air attack on 8th Chinese Base Force at 80,31 near Sining - 5 casualties
Japanese morning Air attack on 89,40 - 4 port hits, 2 port fuel hits and 1 port supply hit





TF 49 lays minefield near Saipan (108,92)

AMC KM KSK - 9 Michel sinks at sea

Loss of AMC KH HSK -4 Thor on 15 September 1943 is admitted


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16 September 1943 - 5/27/2021 10:38:21 PM   
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16 September 1943

Once again having I will attempt to drag my AAR back into action. I am now so far behind... our game has moved onto June '44. I see that Mundy too has fallen into the black hole of a drifting AAR as well. I will attempt to keep the reports to highlights of action only and will cut out China as it is little is happening there.

DEI

ASW attack near Muntok at 50,89

Japanese Ships

E Yaeyama

Allied Ships

SS Trusty, hits 4

ASW attack near Singapore at 49,83

Japanese Ships

E W-22
DD Wakatake


Allied Ships

SS Snook, hits 5

PACIFIC

Night Naval bombardment of Guam at 106,95


Allied aircraft

no flights

Allied aircraft losses

P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 35 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 22 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 18 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 13 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 11 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 32 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 16 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 9 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 3 damaged
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 10 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 11 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 8 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Hiei
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:

212 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 19 (3 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 34
Port hits 9

TF 81 encounters mine field at Saipan

Allied Ships

SS Seahorse, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1686 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 777
Defending force 16253 troops, 198 guns, 207 vehicles, Assault Value = 200

BURMA

Morning Air attack on Rangoon


Weather in hex: Severe storms

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 6
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 8
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien x 6
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 6

Allied aircraft

P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 11

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien: 2 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

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17 September 1943 - 5/27/2021 10:42:04 PM   
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MARIANAS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam at 106,95


Allied aircraft

no flights

Allied aircraft losses

B-25C Mitchell: 16 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 8 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 2 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 10 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 14 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 9 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 8 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 12 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 3 damaged
ZPK: 1 damaged
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:

245 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (3 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 9
Port hits 3
Port supply hits 1

Sub attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

xAK Bunzan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC CHa-1
xAK Sydney Maru
xAKL Akitsushima Maru
SC CHa-2


Allied Ships

SS Silversides

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 20226 troops, 229 guns, 169 vehicles, Assault Value = 788
Defending force 16190 troops, 191 guns, 204 vehicles, Assault Value = 204

Japanese adjusted assault: 363
Allied adjusted defense: 83

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:

277 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:

192 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (17 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:

Maizuru 4th SNLF
5th Division
28IMB 14th Grsn Uni
27IMB 13th Grsn Uni
85th Naval Guard Unit
19th Army
59th JNAF AF Unit
16th Field Construction Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion
13th Field Construction Battalion
207th Ship Eng Coy
67th Field AA Battalion
58th Construction Battalion
101st Naval Repair Base Force
21st Special Base Force
79th JAAF AF Bn
12th JNAF AF Unit
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
90th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:

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

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18 September 1943 - 5/27/2021 10:44:58 PM   
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ANDAMAN SEA

Sub attack near Rangoon at 53,55


Japanese Ships

PB Nanei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Teiko Maru-

Allied Ships

SS Trident

PACIFIC

ASW attack near San Francisco at 213,80

Japanese Ships

SS I-17^, hits 6

Allied Ships

APc-110
APc-30
xAK Starr King
xAK George S Boutwell
xAK David J Brewer
xAK Admiral Nulton
xAK Lewis Luckenbach~
xAK Alabaman
DD Cushing


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20 September 1943 - 5/27/2021 10:55:02 PM   
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MARIANAS

TF 136 encounters mine field at Saipan


Allied Ships

SS Balao, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

E Kari

Allied Ships

SS Surcouf, hits 10, heavy damage

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft

no flights

Allied aircraft losses

F4U-1 Corsair: 11 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 12 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 24 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 10 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 7 damaged
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 4 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 2 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Maya
CA Atago
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:

180 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (3 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 1

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

DD Namikaze

Allied Ships

SS Surcouf, hits 4, heavy damage

Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1686 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 761
Defending force 15359 troops, 175 guns, 177 vehicles, Assault Value = 172

Allied ground losses:

34 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

SOUTH CHINA SEA

Sub attack near Groot Natoena at 61,83

Japanese Ships

xAK Kyokko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Meiu Maru
xAK Hakusika Maru
xAK Syoto Maru
E Maeshima


Allied Ships

SS Gurnard

Sub attack near Jesselton at 66,82

Japanese Ships

xAKL Kuraido Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Hokkai Maru
xAK Hukuzyu Maru
xAK Hokutai Maru
xAK Kuwayama Maru
xAK Sinsyu Maru
xAKL Minami Maru
xAKL Setsuzan Maru
xAKL Toten Maru
xAKL Fuyukawa Maru
xAKL Tenposan Maru
xAKL Uji Maru
xAKL Awajisan Maru
xAKL Kinesaki*
SC CHa-50
SC CHa-41


Allied Ships

SS Gurnard

MALAYA

Sub attack near Tioman Island at 52,84

Japanese Ships

xAK Kinkasan Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
PB Nichi Maru #1

Allied Ships

SS Scamp

NEW GUINEA

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Buna at 99,129

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft

A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 4
N1K1J George-Shiden x 7
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 13

Allied aircraft

Beaufort VIII x 6
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses

Beaufort VIII: 2 destroyed
Spitfire Vc Trop: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships

xAK Yahiko Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

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21 September 1943 - 5/29/2021 11:22:44 PM   
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MARIANAS


ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

DD Suzukaze
CA Kumano
DD Namikaze
DD Amagiri


Allied Ships

SS Shad, hits 3

Sub attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

LB-133, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships

SS Skipjack~

SS Skipjack~ attacking LB-133 on the surface

Night Naval bombardment of Tinian

Japanese Ships

BB Hiei
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:

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

TF 90 encounters mine field at Saipan

Allied Ships

SS Pollack~, Mine hits 1

TF 365 encounters mine field at Saipan

Japanese Ships

BB Hiei, Mine hits 1

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 772
Defending force 15290 troops, 173 guns, 173 vehicles, Assault Value = 178

Allied ground losses:

27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled




Loss of LB-133 on Sep 21, 1943 is admitted
Loss of LB-134 on Sep 21, 1943 is admitted

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MARIANAS

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian


Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 1221
Defending force 15179 troops, 164 guns, 168 vehicles, Assault Value = 177

Allied ground losses:

20 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled




Task Force 350 lays minefield at Guam

Repairs completed on DD Ushio at Yokohama
Repairs completed on AO Naruto at Singapore
Repairs completed on AO Notoro at Singapore
Repairs completed on AK Katuragi Maru at Singapore

Loss of DD Tachikaze on Jul 18, 1943 is admitted

SC CHa-47 arrives at Maizuru+

xAK Empire Hamble is reported to have been sunk near Bathurst Island on Nov 17, 1942

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BURMA

Invasion Support action off Ramree Island


2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

xAK Nirvana
xAK Lulworth Hill
xAK Salween
DD Quadrant


Invasion Support action off Ramree Island

2 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

xAK Salween
DD Quadrant


Invasion Support action off Ramree Island

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

xAK Salween
DD Quadrant


Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

Invasion Support action off Ramree Island

1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

xAK Nirvana
xAK Lulworth Hill
xAK Salween
DD Quadrant


xAK Nirvana fired at enemy troops
xAK Lulworth Hill fired at enemy troops
xAK Salween fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

MARIANAS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft

no flights

Allied aircraft losses

PBY-5 Catalina: 6 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 4 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Hyuga
BB Ise


Allied Ships

CA Vincennes, Shell hits 1

Allied ground losses:
381 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 18 (4 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 43
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 1

ASW attack near Guam at 107,94

Japanese Ships

DD Ushio
DD Akebono
DD Nagatsuki
DD Minazuki


Allied Ships

SS O19*, hits 2

Sub attack near Guam at 105,91

Japanese Ships

DD Yugure
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Ariake


Allied Ships

SS Tunny, hits 1

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 3090 troops, 129 guns, 149 vehicles, Assault Value = 1083
Defending force 35627 troops, 829 guns, 598 vehicles, Assault Value = 1249

Allied ground losses:

41 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 12 troops, 13 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 1246
Defending force 39471 troops, 427 guns, 289 vehicles, Assault Value = 1083




DD Eaton is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Aug 30, 1943

SC CHa-44 arrives at Yokohama=+


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BATTLE OF THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS

Night Time Surface Combat
, near Port Blair at 46,55, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Mogami, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1
CA Suzuya
CL Natori
CL Kinu
, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships

CA Shropshire, Shell hits 3, on fire
CA Suffolk, Shell hits 6, on fire
CL Emerald~, Shell hits 1
DD Quadrant, Shell hits 1
DD Rapid

Reduced sighting due to 21% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 21% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Massive explosion on DD Quadrant
Range increases to 2,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Blair at 46,55, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Mogami
CA Suzuya
, Shell hits 5
CL Natori, Shell hits 1
CL Kinu, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships

CA Shropshire, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
CA Suffolk, Shell hits 34, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CL Emerald~, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Quadrant, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Rapid

Reduced sighting due to 21% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 21% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Roake, R A crosses the 'T'
Range increases to 2,000 yards
CA Suffolk sunk by CA Suzuya at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Blair at 45,49

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft

G3M2 Nell-Chukou x 8

Japanese aircraft losses

G3M2 Nell-Chukou: 3 damaged
G3M2 Nell-Chukou: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

CA Shropshire
CL Emerald~
, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

A most satisfactory result. This was the TF which sprang a surprise on the German raiders not so long ago. I picked them up with air search and happily had a couple of heavy cruisers at Singapore. The hunt was on and a spirited clash was the result.

MARIANAS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft

no flights

Allied aircraft losses

B-25C Mitchell: 29 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 13 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 17 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 59 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 45 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 40 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 55 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 20 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 8 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 2 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 10 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 2 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:

559 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 72 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 34 (8 destroyed, 26 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (5 destroyed, 21 disabled)

Airbase hits 29
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 64


Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 30088 troops, 369 guns, 173 vehicles, Assault Value = 1237
Defending force 15017 troops, 155 guns, 162 vehicles, Assault Value = 176

Japanese adjusted assault: 818
Allied adjusted defense: 85

Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:

742 casualties reported
Squads: 14 destroyed, 67 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:

835 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Assaulting units:

Maizuru 4th SNLF
27IMB 13th Grsn Uni
5th Division
9th Division
28IMB 14th Grsn Uni
85th Naval Guard Unit
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
58th Construction Battalion
13th RF Gun (Pack) Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
13th Field Construction Battalion
21st Special Base Force
12th JNAF AF Unit
67th Field AA Battalion
16th Field Construction Battalion
79th JAAF AF Bn
101st Naval Repair Base Force
19th Army
59th JNAF AF Unit
207th Ship Eng Coy
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
90th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:

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

SUMATRA

ASW attack near Lingga at 50,88

Japanese Ships

AO Ondo
AO Naruto
AO Iro
AO Erimo
DD Yugiri


Allied Ships

SS Trusty, hits 5

SINGAPORE

ASW attack near Singapore at 49,83

Japanese Ships

DD Karukaya

Allied Ships

SS Snook, hits 3

ASW attack near Tioman Island at 52,84

Japanese Ships

PB Hino Maru #2

Allied Ships

SS Scamp, hits 1





Repairs completed on DD Hatsuharu at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Shigure at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+, ship returned to service

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

CA Suffolk is reported to have been sunk near Port Blair on Sep 24, 1943
xAK Steaua Romania is reported to have been sunk near Ramree Island on Oct 26, 1942
xAP Dunedin Star is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 22, 1943
AG Kaula is reported to have been sunk near Kwajalein Island on Apr 14, 1943


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