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25 September 1943 - 5/30/2021 12:01:34 AM   
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25 September 1943

MARIANAS


Sub attack near Saipan at 107,93

Japanese Ships

DD Yamakaze

Allied Ships

SS Sculpin~, hits 6, heavy damage

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft

no flights

Allied aircraft losses

B-25D1 Mitchell_: 18 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 18 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 21 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 11 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 20 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 18 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 34 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 7 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 18 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 10 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 10 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:

251 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 19

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

DD Mutsuki

Allied Ships

SS Perch~, hits 6

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 714
Defending force 14399 troops, 149 guns, 160 vehicles, Assault Value = 137

Allied ground losses:

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

SUMATRA

ASW attack near Muntok at 50,89

Japanese Ships

TK Rikko Maru
TK Nissyo Maru
TK Kaizyo Maru
TK Hoyo Maru
TK Akatsuki Maru
DD Mochizuki


Allied Ships

SS Trusty, hits 6

BURMA

Morning Air attack on Rangoon


Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 13
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien x 10

Allied aircraft

P-38F Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 4 destroyed
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

P-38F Lightning: 3 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 8
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 12
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien x 7

Allied aircraft

P-40N5 Warhawk x 18

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

P-40N5 Warhawk: 4 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 38,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 9
Ki-61-Ib Tony-Hien x 5

Allied aircraft

P-38H Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses

P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:

1 x P-38H Lightning sweeping at 35000 feet

Morning Air attack on Rangoon

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft

Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien x 6

Allied aircraft

P-40N5 Warhawk x 52

Japanese aircraft losses

Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-61-Ia Tony-Hien: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:

23 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 15000 feet *
23 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 15000 feet *
5 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 15000 feet *

SINGAPORE

ASW attack near Tioman Island at 52,84

Japanese Ships

DD Karukaya
DD Kuretake


Allied Ships

SS Scamp, hits 2





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

WO Gushi S. of 64th Sentai Det is credited with kill number 5
WO Gushi S. of 64th Sentai Det attains ace status!!

Repairs completed on SS I-26^ at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Susuzuki at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hakaze at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Uzuki at Nagoya, ship returned to service

DD Hatsuharu beginning refit in shipyard at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+
E Otori beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+
E Hayabusa beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+

Loss of DD Tanikaze on Aug 23, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAKL Boko Maru on Dec 25, 1942 is admitted

E Hirado arrives at Kagoshima

DD Aulick is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Aug 30, 1943
xAK Chilka is reported to have been sunk near Ramree Island on Oct 28, 1942

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26 September 1943 - 7/2/2021 1:42:47 AM   
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26 September 1943

MARIANAS

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94


Japanese Ships

DD Oshio
CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Arashio


Allied Ships

SS Growler, hits 9

ASW attack near Pagan at 110,89

Japanese Ships

DD Yudachi
DD Michishio
DD Amagiri
DD Suzukaze


Allied Ships

SS Seal~

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

E Sado
E PB-46 (Yugao)
xAP Montevideo Maru
xAP Manzyu Maru
xAP Huzi Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
xAP Hakone Maru
xAK Hokkai Maru
E Hashidate


Allied Ships

SS Perch~, hits 6

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 33 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 7 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 37 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 22 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 3 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 38 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 27 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 23 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 8 damaged
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 37 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 7 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 6 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
350 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 38 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 25 (5 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (5 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 38

BB Haruna firing at Guam
CA Atago firing at Guam
CA Takao firing at Guam
CA Tone firing at Guam

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 2 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 12 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed on ground
B-26 Marauder: 13 damaged
F4F-3P Wildcat: 3 damaged
F4F-3P Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 13 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 6 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 15 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Maya


Allied ground losses:
596 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 85 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 36
Port hits 6

CA Mikuma firing at Pagan
CA Maya firing at Pagan

Sub attack near Tioman Island at 52,84

Japanese Ships

PB Nako Maru #2
PB Hozugawa Maru


Allied Ships

SS Scamp, hits 1


Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 12993 troops, 222 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value = 731

Defending force 14261 troops, 144 guns, 157 vehicles, Assault Value = 139

Japanese adjusted assault: 326

Allied adjusted defense: 53

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
488 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (5 destroyed, 3 disabled)

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

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




Repairs completed on DD Hibiki at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Natsugumo at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Nachi at Osaka/Kyoto+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Harusame at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Haguro at Saipan, ship returned to service

CL Kuma beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
DD Oboro beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PB Kyo Maru #12 beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PB Kyo Maru #13 beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
E Yaeyama beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
SC CHa-17 beginning refit in shipyard at Kagoshima
SC CHa-44 beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+

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27 September 1943 - 7/2/2021 1:45:58 AM   
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27 September 1943

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 10 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 12 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 14 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 6 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 21 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 7 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 9 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 19 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
163 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (4 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 10

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

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 17 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 9 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 4 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 12 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Maya


Allied ground losses:
472 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 25
Port hits 8

E13A1 Jake-Suitei acting as spotter for CA Mikuma
CA Mikuma firing at Pagan
CA Maya firing at Pagan

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 740
Defending force 13674 troops, 138 guns, 146 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

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

Repairs completed on CVL Mizuho at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Kyo Maru #12 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Kyo Maru #13 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Tamanami at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+, ship returned to service

DD Hakaze beginning refit in shipyard at Nagoya
E Matsuwa beginning refit in shipyard at Kagoshima
PB Shosei Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Fukuyama
PB Sonan Maru #6 beginning refit in shipyard at Kagoshima
PB Shonan Maru #1 beginning refit in shipyard at Kagoshima
SC Ch-23 beginning refit in shipyard at Kagoshima

xAP Khandalla is reported to have been sunk near Rangoon on Oct 10, 1942

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28 September 1943 - 7/2/2021 1:55:48 AM   
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28 September 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Guam at 106,95


Japanese Ships

DD Arashio
CA Atago
CA Takao
DD Oshio
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Yamakaze


Allied Ships

SS Bonefish, hits 14, heavy damage

Sub vs Sub at 106,95 - near Guam

Japanese Ships

SS I-169

Allied Ships

SS Bonefish, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

SS I-169 launches 2 torpedoes at 2,000 yards


ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

E Kari

Allied Ships

SS Gar~, hits 7

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5A Catalina: 7 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 14 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 6 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 4 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 5 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 5 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 12 damaged
ZPK: 2 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 27 (5 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 8
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 1

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 13707 troops, 204 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value = 748
Defending force 13583 troops, 134 guns, 144 vehicles, Assault Value = 134

Japanese adjusted assault: 387
Allied adjusted defense: 55

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
146 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
78 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 10 (5 destroyed, 5 disabled)

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

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

PACIFIC

Sub attack near Johnston Island at 160,109


Japanese Ships

SS KM U-511 (RO-500)

Allied Ships

YO Y-8

Captain of SS KM U-511 (RO-500) elects not to launch torpedoes at this target

STRAIT OF MALACCA

ASW attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,79


Japanese Ships

SC Ch-21

Allied Ships

SS Steelhead, hits 1




Repairs completed on CLAA Tenryu at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Kamo at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SC Ch-18 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Sonan Maru #6 at Kagoshima, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Jintsu at Saipan, ship returned to service

PO2 Kawakami A. of Sasebo Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Kawakami A. of Sasebo Ku S-1 attains ace status!!
PO1 Minowa E. of Sasebo Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Minowa E. of Sasebo Ku S-1 attains ace status!!

Loss of xAK Yasuteru Maru on Jan 10, 1943 is admitted
SS Bonefish is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Sep 28, 1943
xAP Rooseboom is reported to have been sunk near Dili on Nov 14, 1942

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29 September 1943 - 7/2/2021 2:00:36 AM   
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29 September 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 12 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 14 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 9 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 4 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 3 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 6 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
176 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8
Port hits 2

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 749
Defending force 13227 troops, 126 guns, 137 vehicles, Assault Value = 129

Allied ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

CHINA

70/57 is occupied by the Japanese







Repairs completed on PB Shonan Maru #1 at Kagoshima, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Isuzu at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Kyo Maru #11 at Fukuyama, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Gamitsu Maru #1 at Fukuyama, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Shosei Maru at Fukuyama, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Hino Maru #4 at Okayama, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Kumi Maru #4 at Okayama, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SC CHa-17 at Kagoshima, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SC CHa-44 at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service

DD Yugure beginning refit in shipyard at Shimonoseki
PB Hino Maru #4 beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
PB Kumi Maru #4 beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
CVL Zuiho available for service in damaged state at Saipan

Loss of CVL Ryuho on Aug 25, 1943 is admitted
SS Tautog is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Aug 27, 1943
xAKL Corrimal is reported to have been sunk near Cairns on Mar 23, 1943

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30 September 1943 - 7/2/2021 2:06:34 AM   
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JAVA SEA

Sub attack near Soerabaja at 56,103


Japanese Ships

AO Toho Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
AO Kyokuto Maru
AO Ashizuri
E Chidori
E Wakamiya


Allied Ships

SS Salmon~

MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Guam at 106,95


Japanese Ships

DD Naganami
CA Atago
CA Takao
DD Arashio
DD Oshio
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Yamakaze


Allied Ships

SS Stingray~, hits 5


Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 21 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 2 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 15 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 12 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 13 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 14 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 5 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 14 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 6 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 15 (4 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 13
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 1

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 1222
Defending force 13003 troops, 121 guns, 135 vehicles, Assault Value = 131

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

NEW GUINEA

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Buin at 108,131


Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 14

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Ic x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter Ic: 6 destroyed




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

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1 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 5:53:59 AM   
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STRAIT OF MALACCA

ASW attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,77


Japanese Ships

APD PB-2 (Nadakaze)

Allied Ships

SS Aspro, hits 2

JAVA SEA

Sub attack near Pontianak at 53,89


Japanese Ships

TK Yamazuru Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Zuiyo Maru
TK Yuho Maru
TK Ryuei Maru
TK Hishi Maru #2
DD Hokaze


Allied Ships

SS Billfish

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Tinian


Japanese Ships

CA Haguro
CA Maya
DD Fumizuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Suzunami


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

Sub attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

CM Saishu, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships

SS KXVIII

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 31509 troops, 371 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 1247
Defending force 12744 troops, 117 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 132

Japanese adjusted assault: 590
Allied adjusted defense: 47

Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
395 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
560 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 23 (2 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (9 destroyed, 8 disabled)

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

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

HOME ISLANDS

Sub attack near Kuroshima at 99,61


Japanese Ships

xAK Eiko Maru #2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch-8
xAK Tenzan Maru
xAK Seikyo Maru
xAK Shirogane Maru
xAK Toko Maru
PB-33 (Hagi)


Allied Ships

SS Dragonet

Massive explosion on xAK Eiko Maru #2

PACIFIC

Sub attack near Lihue at 177,107


Japanese Ships

SS KM U-511 (RO-500)

Allied Ships

DD Stanly, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage





CM Niizaki lays minefield at Pagan ( 110 , 89) and sets course for Saipan
CM Saishu lays minefield at Pagan ( 110 , 89) and sets course for Saipan

Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-8^

Repairs completed on DD Akizuki at Osaka/Kyoto+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Wakaba at Tokyo=, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SC CHa-11 at Babeldaob, ship returned to service

Previous report of sinking of DD Stanly incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 177, 107

PB Shoei Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PB Kinsyo Maru #2 beginning refit in shipyard at Maizuru+
PB Ginyo Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Maizuru+
PB Fuji Maru #3 beginning refit in shipyard at Maizuru+

Loss of TK Yamazuru Maru on Oct 01, 1943 is admitted
Loss of CM Saishu on Oct 01, 1943 is admitted

SS-3 arrives at Okayama

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2 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 5:58:58 AM   
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2 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Guam at 106,95


Japanese Ships

DD Arashio
CA Atago
CA Takao
DD Oshio
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Yamakaze


Allied Ships

SS O24, hits 17, heavy damage

Night Naval bombardment of Tinian

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Mikuma
CA Haguro
CA Maya
DD Fumizuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Suzunami


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

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 12 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 11 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 10 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 11 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 4 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 5 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 6 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 9 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 31 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 20
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 31123 troops, 371 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 1205
Defending force 11918 troops, 112 guns, 115 vehicles, Assault Value = 90

Japanese adjusted assault: 597
Allied adjusted defense: 31

Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
176 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
562 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 10 (8 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (18 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Defending units:
25th Infantry Div /5
37th Infantry Div /9
Seventh USAAF
145th Field Artillery Battalion
181st Field Artillery Battalion
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment
5th Marine~ Defense Battalion
345th Base Group Base Force /2
87th Mountain~ Rgt /10
XIII US Fighter Cmd
193rd Tank Battalion
27th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
140th (Sep) Inf.~ Rgt /10
ComAirFMFPac
627th~ TD Bn /1
43rd Base Group Base Force
24th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
41st MAG
I US Corps /4

MALAYA

ASW attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86


Japanese Ships

DD Karukaya

Allied Ships

SS Scamp, hits 6




Repairs completed on PB Fuji Maru #3 at Maizuru+, ship returned to service

Repairs completed on PB Ginyo Maru at Maizuru+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Kinsyo Maru #2 at Maizuru+, ship returned to service

Aircraft A6M5c Zero-Reisen advances R&D

Pilot Bando N. is reported as to have escaped capture

Loss of DD Wakazuki on Sep 05, 1943 is admitted
CVE Barnes* is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Sep 04, 1943

3SBF Yokosuka 6th SNLF arrives at Tokyo=
9th JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo=

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3 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 6:04:14 AM   
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3 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94


Japanese Ships

E Kari

Allied Ships

SS Pogy, hits 1

Night Naval bombardment of Tinian

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Haguro
CA Maya
DD Fumizuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Suzunami


Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 9 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 11 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 4 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 8 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 3 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Runway hits 7
Port hits 3

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

CA Haguro
CA Maya
DD Fumizuki
DD Shirakumo


Allied Ships

SS KXVIII, hits 11

Submarine attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

E Hato
E Kari


Allied Ships

SS Pogy, hits 19, on fire, heavy damage

SS Pogy is located by E Hato
Pogy bottoming out ....
E Hato fails to find sub, continues to search...
E Hato attacking submerged sub ....
SS Pogy forced to surface!
E Hato firing on surfaced sub ....
E Kari firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 31087 troops, 371 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 1200
Defending force 11050 troops, 102 guns, 98 vehicles, Assault Value = 67

Japanese adjusted assault: 507
Allied adjusted defense: 13

Japanese assault odds: 39 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
355 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
581 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 94 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (7 destroyed, 4 disabled)

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

Defending units:
25th Infantry Div /5
24th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
37th Infantry Div /9
43rd Base Group Base Force
XIII US Fighter Cmd
41st MAG
5th Marine~ Defense Battalion
27th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
345th Base Group Base Force /2
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment
ComAirFMFPac
627th~ TD Bn /1
140th (Sep) Inf.~ Rgt /10
87th Mountain~ Rgt /10
181st Field Artillery Battalion
Seventh USAAF
I US Corps /4





Repairs completed on TK Awaji Maru at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Fukuju Maru at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Shoei Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service

A6M5a Zero-Reisen upgrading to A6M5b Zero-Reisen at Nagoya

DD Susuzuki beginning refit while under repair in shipyard at Osaka/Kyoto+
PB Edo Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
E Shirataka beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore

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

CL Phoenix is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Aug 29, 1943
SS Pogy is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Oct 03, 1943

SC Ch-46 arrives at Fukuyama
254 Ku S-1' arrives at Yokohama=+

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Post #: 939
4 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 6:11:03 AM   
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4 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Guam at 106,95


Japanese Ships

CA Atago
CA Takao
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Yamakaze


Allied Ships

SS Grampus~, hits 3

Night Naval bombardment of Tinian

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Haguro
CA Maya
DD Fumizuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Suzunami


Night Naval bombardment of Guam - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 6 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 13 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 14 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 2 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 5 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
277 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (3 destroyed, 13 disabled)

Runway hits 5
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 18562 troops, 249 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 1184
Defending force 10009 troops, 95 guns, 90 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

Japanese adjusted assault: 314
Allied adjusted defense: 7

Japanese assault odds: 44 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1371 casualties reported
Squads: 75 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 95 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (15 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 15 (13 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units destroyed 5

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

Defending units:
25th Infantry Div /5
XIII US Fighter Cmd
627th~ TD Bn /1
41st MAG
27th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
140th (Sep) Inf.~ Rgt /10
87th Mountain~ Rgt /10
ComAirFMFPac
37th Infantry Div /9
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment
Seventh USAAF
43rd Base Group Base Force
181st Field Artillery Battalion
345th Base Group Base Force /2
5th Marine~ Defense Battalion
24th Base Maint Engineer Battalion
I US Corps /4


24th Base Maint Engineer Battalion Wiped Out at Tinian by attrition!!!
Allied Unit(s) surrounded at Tinian
Allied Unit(s) Wiped Out at Tinian by attrition!!!!!!


MALAYA

Submarine attack near Lingga at 51,87


Japanese Ships

xAK KM Muensterland, Torpedo hits 6, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships

SS Puffer

SS Puffer attacking on the surface

SOUTH CHINA SEA

Sub attack near Laoag at 78,69


Japanese Ships

SC CHa-15, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships

SS Cod

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5 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 6:17:45 AM   
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5 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Tinian


Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Haguro
CA Maya
DD Fumizuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Suzunami


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

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 24 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 25 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 7 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 12 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 8 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 28 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 8 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo
CA Atago
CA Takao
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
230 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 10 (5 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 32
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 2

Sub attack near Guam at 107,94

Japanese Ships

CA Tone
BB Kongo
CA Atago
DD Naganami
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Yamakaze


Allied Ships

SS Flying Fish, hits 1

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

E Kari

Allied Ships

SS Plunger~, hits 14

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 31951 troops, 393 guns, 145 vehicles, Assault Value = 1204
Defending force 6330 troops, 71 guns, 52 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

Japanese adjusted assault: 505
Allied adjusted defense: 3

Japanese assault odds: 168 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
3001 casualties reported
Squads: 23 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 361 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (8 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units destroyed 4

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

Defending units:
25th Infantry Div /5
43rd Base Group Base Force
41st MAG
Seventh USAAF
ComAirFMFPac
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment
I US Corps /4

NEW GUINEA

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay


Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 7
Beaufort VIII x 29
A-20G Havoc_ x 3
B-17E Fortress x 24
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-25D1 Mitchell_ x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 6

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufort VIII: 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 36
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 58

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 3
Beaufort V x 9
A-20G Havoc_ x 9
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 19

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Beaufort V: 1 destroyed by flak
A-20G Havoc_: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 7

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12
B-24D Liberator x 5
B-24D1 Liberator x 3

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 45
B-17F Fortress x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 33
B-24J Liberator x 15

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 30
Airbase supply hits 13
Runway hits 82

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell_ x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11




Repairs completed on CVL Shoho at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Kako at Saipan, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on xAK Fukko Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on PB Edo Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
263 Ku S-1 arrives at Genzan

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6 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 9:57:57 AM   
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6 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94


Japanese Ships

DD Oshio
CA Kumano
CA Atago
DD Naganami
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Yamakaze


Allied Ships

SS Plunger~, heavy damage

ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Kumano
CA Atago
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Yamakaze


Allied Ships

SS Sunfish, hits 7

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 4 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 13 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 24 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 6 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 5 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 3 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 7 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Kumano
CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
248 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 8 (3 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 6
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

DD Mikazuki

Allied Ships

SS Sailfish~, hits 4

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 34027 troops, 393 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 1210
Defending force 3348 troops, 67 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

Japanese adjusted assault: 628
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 628 to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1264 casualties reported
Squads: 45 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

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

Defending units:
25th Infantry Div /5
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment
I US Corps /4

Allied Unit(s) surrounded at Tinian

MAKASSAR STRAIT

Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96


Japanese Ships

AO Kyokuto Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
AO Ashizuri
E Chidori
E Wakamiya

Allied Ships

SS Crevalle

HOME ISLANDS

Sub attack near Aogashima at 112,64


Japanese Ships

SC CHa-29, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC CHa-27
SC CHa-30


Allied Ships

SS O19*

NEW GUINEA

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay


Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort V x 16
Beaufort VIII x 29
A-20G Havoc_ x 3
B-17E Fortress x 20
B-24D Liberator x 8
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-25D1 Mitchell_ x 6
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 22

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 13

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged

Runway hits 3

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 30
B-17F Fortress x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 30
B-24J Liberator x 13

Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 33

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc_ x 8
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 14

Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc_: 2 damaged
A-20G Havoc_: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 4

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 8

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Runway hits 4

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Runway hits 3

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9

No Allied losses

Runway hits 5

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Morning Air attack on Milne Bay

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell_ x 8

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 3 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 6





Pumps fail aboard AO Kyokuto Maru, flooding increases...

Repairs completed on xAK Izan Maru at Shimonoseki, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hatsuzuki at Saipan, ship returned to service

Aircraft Ki-84b Frank-Hayate advances R&D

Pilot Nojima S. is reported as to have escaped capture

Loss of SC CHa-29 on Oct 06, 1943 is admitted

121 Ku T-1 arrives at Chiba=
263 Ku S-1 arrives at Changchun
381 Ku S-1' arrives at Yokohama=+
111th Ship Eng Coy arrives at Tokyo=

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MARIANAS ISLANDS

Submarine attack near Guam at 106,95


Japanese Ships

DD Naganami
BB Kongo
CA Kumano
CA Atago
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Yamakaze


Allied Ships

SS Sunfish, hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

SS Sunfish launches 4 torpedoes at DD Naganami
Sunfish bottoming out ....
DD Shirayuki attacking submerged sub ....
SS Sunfish forced to surface!
DD Umikaze firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Yamakaze firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

Sub attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo
CA Kumano
CA Atago
CA Tone
DD Oshio
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze
DD Yamakaze


Allied Ships

SS Skipjack~, hits 2

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 15 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 14 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 6 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
B-26 Marauder: 11 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-4 Dauntless: 6 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3P Wildcat: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Kako
CA Haguro
CA Maya


Allied ground losses:
515 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 21 (4 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 31
Port hits 12
Port supply hits 1

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 15 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 10 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 6 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 14 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 12 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 14 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 6 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 2 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo
CA Kumano
CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
169 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 22 (5 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Resources hits 2
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 1

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

AM Wa-101
AM Wa-103


Allied Ships

SS Sailfish~, hits 4, heavy damage

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 34069 troops, 393 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 1214
Defending force 2147 troops, 50 guns, 38 vehicles, Assault Value = 5

Japanese adjusted assault: 629
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 629 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
1078 casualties reported
Squads: 116 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 68 (68 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (10 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

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

Defending units:
25th Infantry Div /5
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment
I US Corps /4

Allied Unit(s) surrounded at Tinian




Repairs completed on DD Ariake at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS KM U-183 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on xAK Koyu Maru at Shanghai, ship returned to service

Ace pilot Okumura, T. of Ryujo-1 is promoted to CPO

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

AMc Wa-22 arrives at Okayama
SC CHa-54 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure+

SS Sunfish is reported to have been sunk near Guam on Oct 07, 1943
xAKL Nevadan is reported to have been sunk near Luganville on Jul 27, 1942

503 Ku K-1' arrives at Chiba=

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8 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 10:10:34 AM   
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8 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Sub attack near Tinian at 108,94


Japanese Ships

AM Wa-103, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AM Wa-101

Allied Ships

SS Raton, hits 1

ASW attack near Pagan at 110,89

Japanese Ships

DD Kuri
DD Fumizuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Hasu


Allied Ships

SS Seal~, hits 9, heavy damage

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 2 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 3 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 5 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-26 Marauder: 7 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma

Allied ground losses:
115 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
Port hits 8
Port supply hits 2

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

APD PB-39 (Tade)
DD Namikaze
DD Matsukaze


Allied Ships

SS Raton, hits 5, heavy damage

Japanese Deliberate attack at Tinian

Attacking force 34113 troops, 393 guns, 172 vehicles, Assault Value = 1219
Defending force 968 troops, 0 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

Japanese adjusted assault: 624
Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 624 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
849 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 91 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Defending units:
15th USN Naval' Construction Regiment

PACIFIC

Submarine attack near French Frigate Shoal at 171,107


Japanese Ships

SS I-17^

Allied Ships

YO Y-8, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage





Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-162

Repairs completed on CA Mogami at Singapore, ship returned to service

Previous report of sinking of CL Honolulu incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Loss of AM Wa-103 on Oct 08, 1943 is admitted

YO Y-8 is reported to have been sunk near French Frigate Shoal on Oct 08, 1943
xAP Tawali is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 13, 1943

On 24 August 1943 the American juggernaut delivered a host of unwanted interlopers to Tinian Island. Today, less than 2 months later, the last of them have been eliminated. What started as close run thing has turned into a satisfying Japanese victory. Lots of luck involved to achieve this outcome plus a battered Japanese fleet but in the end plenty of land based reinforcements were safely landed to deal with the infestation. At huge cost as well to the American effort I do hope.

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9 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 10:14:32 AM   
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PACIFIC

Submarine attack near San Francisco at 211,84


Japanese Ships

SS I-1

Allied Ships

AP Ernest Hinds~+, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Sub attack near Saipan at 109,92

Japanese Ships

CA Kako
CA Maya
DD Fumizuki
DD Suzunami
DD Kuri
DD Hasu


Allied Ships

SS Whale, hits 1

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 15 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 10 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 8 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3P Wildcat: 5 damaged
F4F-3P Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-4 Dauntless: 16 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Kako
CA Mikuma
CA Maya


Allied ground losses:
582 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 55 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 17 (1 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 40
Port hits 12
Port supply hits 11

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
170 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 22
Port hits 2

JAVA SEA

ASW attack near Soerabaja at 56,103


Japanese Ships

SC Ch-18
xAK Uzan Maru
xAK Kohoku Maru
xAK Takao Maru
xAK Matsukawa Maru
xAK Keisho Maru
xAK Sanko Maru
PB Nako Maru #2
PB Shoei Maru


Allied Ships

SS Salmon~, hits 3

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10 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 10:18:47 AM   
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10 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Sub attack near Rota at 107,95


Japanese Ships

xAK Kaiko Maru
xAK Hakakisan Maru
xAK Atago Maru
xAK Rokko Maru
PB Toko Maru #4
PB Tokotsu Maru


Allied Ships

SS Skate, hits 2

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5A Catalina: 7 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 7 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 7 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 5 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 18 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 4 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 1 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 4 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 16 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 24 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Kumano
CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
185 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 12 (3 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 11
Port supply hits 1

CHINA

86/42 is occupied by the Japanese





Previous report of sinking of SS Wahoo incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS S-30 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

AVD Hulbert is reported to have been sunk near Namu on Apr 19, 1943

SC CHa-45 arrives at Yokohama=+
SC CHa-70 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure+
503 Ku T-1 arrives at Chiba=
Chikuma-2 arrives at Tokyo=

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MARIANAS ISLANDS

Sub attack near Tinian at 108,94


Japanese Ships

SC Ch-27, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch-33

Allied Ships

SS Hoe

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 39 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed on ground
SBD-4 Dauntless: 18 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3P Wildcat: 9 damaged
F4F-3P Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-26 Marauder: 16 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 2 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 21 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 3 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 20 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 23 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo
CA Kako
CA Mikuma
CA Haguro
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
332 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 20
Port hits 10
Port supply hits 5

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 6 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 13 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 11 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 10 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
196 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 39 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 9
Port hits 5

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

PB Kyo Maru #10

Allied Ships

SS Hoe, hits 6

MALAYA

ASW attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,77


Japanese Ships

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


Allied Ships

SS Aspro, hits 2



Repairs completed on DD Hakaze at Nagoya, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Tatebu Maru at Saigon, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Tatibana Maru at Saigon, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Kaika Maru at Saigon, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Kembu Maru at Saigon, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Hakka Maru at Saigon, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on ACM Hakozake Maru at Saigon, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Yaeyama at Singapore, ship returned to service

SC CHa-45 beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+

Loss of SC Ch-27 on Oct 11, 1943 is admitted

SC CHa-56 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+
265 Ku S-1 arrives at Kagoshima
13th Base Force arrives at Maizuru+

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12 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 9:21:49 PM   
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12 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Guam at 107,94


Japanese Ships

DD Ushio
DD Akigumo
DD Yunagi


Allied Ships

SS Flying Fish, hits 3, heavy damage

ASW attack near Saipan at 109,92

Japanese Ships

DD Suzunami
CA Kako
CA Haguro
DD Fumizuki
DD Shirakumo
DD Kuri
DD Hasu


Allied Ships

SS Whale, hits 4

ASW attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships

DD Yamakaze
CA Kumano
CA Tone
DD Naganami
DD Shirayuki
DD Umikaze


Allied Ships

SS Skipjack~, hits 9

Sub attack near Rota at 107,95

Japanese Ships

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


Allied Ships

SS Skate

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

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5A Catalina: 8 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 18 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 17 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 10 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 8 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 5 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 7 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 12 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Kumano
CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
197 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (6 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (4 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 1




Previous report of sinking of SS Flying Fish incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 107, 94
Previous report of sinking of SS Pollack incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Sturgeon incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard xAK Taibun Maru
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard xAK Taibun Maru

SC CHa-48 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure+

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13 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

TF 165 encounters mine field at Saipan


Allied Ships

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

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 16 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 16 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 9 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 17 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 17 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-4 Dauntless: 14 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3P Wildcat: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Kako
CA Mikuma
CA Haguro
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
532 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 41 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14
Port hits 9

PACIFIC

Submarine attack near Pearl Harbor at 185,98


Japanese Ships

SS I-26^

Allied Ships

AK David R Francis, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Massive explosion on AK David R Francis





Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard xAK Taibun Maru

Repairs completed on DD Hatsushimo at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Nagara at Saipan, ship returned to service

Device Mitsubishi Ha-43 advances R&D

AO Chepachet is reported to have been sunk near Pagan on Sep 04, 1943
AK David R Francis is reported to have been sunk near Pearl Harbor on Oct 13, 1943
xAKL Generaal v. Swieten is reported to have been sunk near Normanby Island on Mar 20, 1943
APA President Harrison is reported to have been sunk near Lahaina on Sep 10, 1943

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14 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 9:33:15 PM   
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14 October 1943

JAVA

TF 250 encounters mine field at Merak


Allied Ships

SS Scamp, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 39 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 26 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 32 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 12 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 2 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 9 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 11 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 9 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo
CA Maya
CA Atago
DD Hatsuzuki


Allied ground losses:
413 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 16 (5 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (7 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 13
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 1

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

PB Kiso Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Kamitsu Maru

Allied Ships

SS Snapper~, hits 3

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15 October 1943 - 7/2/2021 9:38:15 PM   
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15 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

TF 342 encounters mine field at Saipan


Allied Ships

SS Grenadier~, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 19 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 10 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-4 Dauntless: 4 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 2 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
B-26 Marauder: 8 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3P Wildcat: 3 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Kako
CA Mikuma
CA Haguro
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
202 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 9 (2 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 14
Port hits 9
Port supply hits 1

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 22 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 12 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 4 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 6 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 6 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 14 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 8 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Maya
CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
213 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Resources hits 1
Runway hits 13
Port hits 4

SUMATRA

Sub attack near Muntok at 49,89


Japanese Ships

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


Allied Ships

SS Dace, hits 4




Repairs completed on E W-12 at Singapore, ship returned to service

CL Natori beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore

SC CHa-53 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure+

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16 October 1943 - 7/4/2021 10:37:35 AM   
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16 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 21 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 18 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 21 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 22 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 19 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 14 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 3 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 18 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 9 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 21 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo
CA Kumano
CA Maya
CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
178 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 27 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 20 (6 destroyed, 14 disabled)

Resources hits 2
Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 34
Port hits 6




Repairs completed on E Hayabusa at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Otori at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SC CHa-48 at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service

Aircraft A6M5c Zero-Reisen advances R&D

Pilot Nashiguchi, Y. is reported as to have escaped capture

Loss of CL Abukuma on Aug 30, 1943 is admitted

SC CHa-78 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure+

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17 October 1943 - 7/4/2021 10:40:55 AM   
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MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Rota at 107,95


Japanese Ships

E Hato
E Kari


Allied Ships

SS Skate, hits 3

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-33
SC CHa-34
E W-23
SC CHa-40


Allied Ships

SS Snapper~, hits 7

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 5 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 21 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-4 Dauntless: 9 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
B-26 Marauder: 7 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Kako
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 9
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1




Previous report of sinking of SS Flasher incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 120, 103

PC-781 is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Aug 26, 1943
xAP Echunga is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Jan 12, 1943

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18 October 1943 - 7/4/2021 10:42:45 AM   
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18 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 16 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 13 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 3 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 17 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 7 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 3 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 4 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo
CA Kumano
CA Mikuma
CA Tone
DD Hatsuzuki


Allied ground losses:
121 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 13 (3 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12
Port hits 2




Repairs completed on E Matsuwa at Kagoshima, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SC Ch-23 at Kagoshima, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Shirataka at Singapore, ship returned to service

CL Isuzu beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo=

Pilot Kumagaya T. is reported as to have escaped capture

Loss of xAK Melbourne Maru on Jun 26, 1943 is admitted

CVE Santee is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Aug 31, 1943

13th Ind.Mixed Regiment arrives at Tokyo=

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19 October 1943 - 7/4/2021 10:46:49 AM   
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19 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 25 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 3 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 12 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 2 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 18 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 damaged
F4F-3P Wildcat: 1 damaged
F4F-3P Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Maya
CA Atago
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
438 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 47 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled

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

ASW attack near Guam at 107,94

Japanese Ships

DD Oshio

Allied Ships

SS Skate, hits 1

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

APD PB-34 (Susuki), Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
APD PB-37 (Hishi)

Allied Ships

SS Spearfish~, hits 4

PACIFIC

Sub vs Sub: SS I-23^ attacking SS Flasher at 126,106 - near Eniwetok


Japanese Ships

SS I-23^

Allied Ships

SS Flasher, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

SS I-23^ launches 2 torpedoes at 4,000 yards





Previous report of sinking of SS Flasher incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 126, 106

Ace pilot Oda, K. of Soryu-1 is promoted to CPO
Ace pilot Abe S. of Zuikaku-1 is promoted to PO1
Ace pilot Hagiri B. of Zuikaku-1 is promoted to PO1

Loss of APD PB-34 (Susuki) on Oct 19, 1943 is admitted

CL Emerald is reported to have been sunk near Port Blair on Sep 26, 1943
SS Flasher is reported to have been sunk near Eniwetok on Oct 19, 1943
AS Zuiderkruis is reported to have been sunk near Kwajalein Island on Apr 18, 1943

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20 October 1943 - 7/4/2021 10:54:52 AM   
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20 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Day Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,95, Range 18,000 Yards


Japanese Ships

DD Takanami, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Yudachi
, Shell hits 1
DD Suzukaze
DD Amagiri
DD Matsukaze


Allied Ships

DM Preble
DM Pruitt
, Shell hits 1
DM Sicard, Shell hits 1
DM Gamble, Shell hits 7, on fire
DM Ramsay, Shell hits 3, on fire
CM Terror, Shell hits 23, heavy fires, heavy damage

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
DD Amagiri engages DM Gamble at 18,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CM Terror at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
DD Matsukaze engages CM Terror at 16,000 yards
DD Amagiri engages DM Gamble at 16,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DM Gamble at 16,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages CM Terror at 16,000 yards
DD Oshio engages CM Terror at 16,000 yards
DD Takanami engages CM Terror at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 109,96, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

DD Takanami, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Yudachi
DD Suzukaze
DD Amagiri
DD Matsukaze
, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships

DM Preble, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Pruitt, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Sicard, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DM Gamble, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Ramsay, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CM Terror, Shell hits 15, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
DD Suzukaze engages DM Gamble at 18,000 yards
DD Michishio engages DM Sicard at 18,000 yards
DD Takanami engages DM Preble at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
Range increases to 29,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 110,96, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

DD Takanami, heavy fires
DD Oshio
DD Michishio
DD Yudachi
DD Suzukaze
DD Amagiri
DD Matsukaze


Allied Ships

DM Preble, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Pruitt, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Sicard, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Gamble, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
DM Ramsay, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
DD Suzukaze engages DM Gamble at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
Range increases to 27,000 yards
Task forces break off...

DEI

ASW attack near Donggala at 67,98


Japanese Ships

SC Ch-9
xAK Macassar Maru
xAKL Akitsushima Maru
SC CHa-2


Allied Ships

SS KXIV, hits 1





CM Sokuten# lays defensive minefield at Rota ( 107 , 95) and sets course for Saipan
CM Okinoshima lays minefield at Guam ( 106 , 95) and sets course for Saipan
CM Niizaki lays minefield at Guam ( 106 , 95) and sets course for Saipan

Repairs completed on SS I-22_ at Babeldaob, ship returned to service

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

CM Terror is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Oct 20, 1943
xAK Cynthia Olson is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Aug 24, 1943

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21 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 1:55:12 AM   
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21 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Sub attack near Saipan at 111,96


Japanese Ships

SS KM U-168

Allied Ships

DM Preble, heavy fires, heavy damage

SS KM U-168 launches 2 torpedoes

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-4 Dauntless: 7 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 5 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-26 Marauder: 3 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Kako
CA Kumano
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
171 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 1

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
ZPK: 1 damaged
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 11 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 5 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 14 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 15 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 3 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 4 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 8 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo
CA Mikuma
CA Haguro


Allied ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 11 (4 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (3 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 19
Port hits 6

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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

APD PB-39 (Tade), Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring APD PB-39 (Tade)

SOUTH CHINA SEA

Sub attack near Taytay at 72,77


Japanese Ships

xAK Yamazato Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Kyushu Maru
AK Sakura Maru
xAK Yosida Maru #3
PB Okuyo Maru


Allied Ships

SS Lapon





Repairs completed on SS I-164 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service

Pumps having difficulty controlling flooding aboard APD PB-39 (Tade)
APD PB-39 (Tade) sinks at sea

Repairs completed on CV Taiho at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service

Loss of DD Kuroshio on Aug 29, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAK Yamazato Maru on Oct 21, 1943 is admitted

SC CHa-60 arrives at Yokohama=+

xAP Talma is reported to have been sunk near Ramree Island on Oct 27, 1942
xAP Rohna is reported to have been sunk near Rangoon on Oct 10, 1942
PG Maiko' arrives at Hong Kong

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22 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 1:57:56 AM   
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22 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 28 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 18 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 20 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 13 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 5 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 29 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 6 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 5 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 8 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 15 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 7 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Maya
CA Atago
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
212 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 25
Port hits 1

SEA OF JAPAN

Submarine attack near Fusan at 104,55


Japanese Ships

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

Allied Ships

SS Batfish

Submarine attack near Fusan at 104,55

Japanese Ships

xAK Hohuku Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships

SS Batfish

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23 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 2:09:43 AM   
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SUMATRA

ASW attack near Muntok at 50,89


Japanese Ships

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


Allied Ships

SS Dace, hits 1

MARIANAS ISLANDS

TF 164 encounters mine field at Guam


Allied Ships

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

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 14
N1K1J George-Shiden x 44
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 57

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 8
F6F-3 Hellcat x 111
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 57
SBD-5 Dauntless x 116
TBF-1 Avenger x 144

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M2 Jack-Raiden: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 12 destroyed, 13 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 17 destroyed, 6 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 15 destroyed, 12 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

CVE Taiyo, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Hiyo, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
BB Haruna
xAK Shinwa Maru
, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC Ch-7
DD Ushio
, Bomb hits 1
LSD Akitsu Maru
CA Haguro
, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Arashio
TK Manju Maru
, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Kongo, Bomb hits 13, on fire
xAK Kizan Maru
xAK Kiso Maru
CL Katori
CA Mikuma
xAP Katori Maru
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
DD Oshio
CA Kumano
CL Agano
CL Nagara
PB Odatsuki Maru
, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PB Takunan Maru #5
CL Jintsu
CA Atago
xAK Teiren Maru
, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Nittai Maru, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Tone
xAP Husimi Maru
DD Asagiri
PB Choun Maru #18
xAK Zyuyo Maru
, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAK Yuri Maru
PB Ichiyo Maru
, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Yudachi
CA Maya
, Torpedo hits 1
xAP Suwa Maru


Fuel storage explosion on CVE Taiyo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Taiyo class CVE
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Teiren Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Haguro
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Kongo

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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 10
N1K1J George-Shiden x 42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 51

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 95
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 18
SBD-5 Dauntless x 37
TBF-1 Avenger x 106

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 10 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 6 destroyed, 3 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 16 destroyed, 21 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

BB Kongo, on fire
BB Haruna
xAK Nittei Maru
, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Kako
xAP Husimi Maru
, Bomb hits 1
AV Kamikawa Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
CA Haguro
CL Agano
DD Matsukaze
TK Juko Maru
PB Kamitsu Maru
xAK Hokusho Maru
, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Mikuma
xAP Buenos Aires Maru
, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
AG Kayo Maru
CA Kumano
CL Nagara
PB Takunan Maru #5
PB Takunan Maru #2
AR Saigon Maru
, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PB Kyo Maru #10
CL Jintsu
xAP Suwa Maru
, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
AR Ginyo Maru
xAK Kiso Maru
, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Natsugumo
AKE Aratama Maru
, Torpedo hits 1
AD Gyoko Maru


Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Nittei Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kiso Maru

CHINA

Allied Deliberate attack at Pingsiang


Attacking force 74527 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2325
Defending force 13179 troops, 181 guns, 230 vehicles, Assault Value = 592

Allied adjusted assault: 230
Japanese adjusted defense: 673

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
273 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2654 casualties reported
Squads: 153 destroyed, 71 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Assaulting units:
79th Chinese Army- Corps
100th Chinese Army- Corps
86th Chinese Army~ Corps
49th Chinese Army Corps
28th Chinese Army Corps
25th Chinese Army Corps
60th Chinese Army- Corps
74th Chinese Army Corps
26th Chinese Army Corps
4th Guerilla
4th Chinese Army Corps
70th Chinese Army Corps
21st Chinese Army Corps
50th Chinese Army~ Corps
88th Chinese Army Corps
32nd Chinese Army- Corps
2nd Guerilla
3rd New Chin Army- Corps
3rd War Area
32nd Group Army
10th Group Army
25th Group Army
19th Group Army
58th Chinese Army- Corps
23rd Group Army
1st Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force

Defending units:
23rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Tank Division
104th/B Division

Well this was not a turn for great results. I knew the American juggernaut was hovering. Fearful of having a fleet of damaged ships caught in harbour at Saipan I ordered them to sea in the hope of saving them with air cover. Not a good result and if I had of left them alone they would have weathered the storm. Plenty of downed American strike planes so that at least is consolation.

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24 October 1943

PACIFIC

ASW attack near French Frigate Shoal at 175,97


Japanese Ships

SS I-33^, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships

DD Bagley
DD Warrington
DD Sampson
DD Sterett


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

MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Saipan at 106,88


Japanese Ships

SS I-9^, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships

CL Raleigh
CLAA Oakland
CLAA San Juan
CLAA Atlanta
DD Helm
DD Jarvis
DD Patterson
DD Henley


JAVA SEA

ASW attack near Pontianak at 53,89


Japanese Ships

APD PB-38 (Yomogi)

Allied Ships

SS Steelhead, hits 1

NEW GUINEA

Morning Air attack on TF, near Buin at 109,131


Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 8

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Ic x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter Ic: 7 destroyed




xAP Suwa Maru sinks in port

Repairs completed on DD Susuzuki at Osaka/Kyoto+, ship returned to service

Device NE turbojet advances R&D

Loss of SS I-33^ on Oct 24, 1943 is admitted

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