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25 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 2:15:48 AM   
SierraJuliet


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25 October 1943

SUMATRA

ASW attack near Muntok at 50,89


Japanese Ships

DD Sazanami
DD Karukaya


Allied Ships

SS Dace, hits 2






CM Sokuten# lays minefield near Guam ( 106 , 97) and sets course for Saipan
CM Niizaki lays minefield near Guam ( 106 , 97) and sets course for Saipan

Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-15^

Repairs completed on SS I-8^ at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hatsuharu at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+, ship returned to service

SS I-180 arrives at Yokohama=+
PB Pa-1 arrives at Niigata
SC Ch-45 arrives at Hakodate
SC CHa-66 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+

AK Spica is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Mar 04, 1943
xAP Tjisaroea is reported to have been sunk near Moulmein on Oct 09, 1942

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RE: 24 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 10:26:43 AM   
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Hey SJ, still full of fight? I see you are trying hard to catch-up to the current game date which must be well into 1944 by now. How about a few maps?

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RE: 24 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 12:38:49 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget

Hey SJ, still full of fight? I see you are trying hard to catch-up to the current game date which must be well into 1944 by now. How about a few maps?

Hello there LST. Yes still plenty of fight going on. Surprising in a way since I have been running the Empire on the smell of an oily rag for way too long. We are currently moving into July '44.

Yes trying very hard to catch up... so much has happened in game. Not sure where the motivation has come from to get back into the AAR but it is here. Would love to post maps etc but as I am so far behind I will not have any until I catch up to January '44. So you will have to make do with your imagination.

So on with a few more days and lots of action ahead.

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26 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 12:51:58 PM   
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26 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan at 110,89 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 damaged

24 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships

CL Katori, Shell hits 3
DD Akikaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Mikazuki
DD Minazuki


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

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

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 12

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 32000 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 8

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M2 Jack-Raiden: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 17000 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 5

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M2 Jack-Raiden: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 10000 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 2

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M2 Jack-Raiden: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 20000 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 10

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 32000 feet

Morning Air attack on Saipan , at 108,93

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Saipan

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 22000 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 26,690 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 21690 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 51 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 17000 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 27000 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 22000 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 4

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 17000 feet

Morning Air attack on Saipan

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 32000 feet

Morning Air attack on Saipan

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 22000 feet

Morning Air attack on Saipan

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 2

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 27000 feet

Morning Air attack on Tinian

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 37000 feet
2 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 37000 feet

Morning Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 102,96

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 4

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 11
SBD-5 Dauntless x 53
TBF-1 Avenger x 32

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 5 destroyed, 5 damaged

Japanese Ships

CL Nagara, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Jintsu, Bomb hits 5, on fire
DD Akizuki, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Asagiri, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Agano, Bomb hits 1
DD Michishio, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hatsuzuki, Bomb hits 1
DD Yukikaze
DD Mutsuki
, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage


Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Asagiri
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Jintsu
Massive explosion on DD Hatsuzuki
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Mutsuki

Morning Air attack on TF, near Woleai at 103,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 13

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 12
TBF-1 Avenger x 32

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 5 destroyed, 3 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 11 destroyed

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna

Morning Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 101,93

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 4

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

DD Akebono

Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 107,94

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 10

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

E Karii
E Fukue
, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
E Tsushima, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring E Fukue

Morning Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 101,93

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 1

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on TF, near Woleai at 103,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 2

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Haruna, Bomb hits 2

Morning Air attack on Saipan

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x F6F-3 Hellcat sweeping at 27000 feet

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Woleai at 103,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 12

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 13
TBF-1 Avenger x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 7 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 101,93

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 3

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 4
SBD-5 Dauntless x 18

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

DD Yunagi
CLAA Tatsuta
DD Naganami


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 102,96

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 63 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 4

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CL Agano, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Yukikaze

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 102,96

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 1

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese Ships

DD Mutsuki, on fire, heavy damage

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ulithi at 102,96

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Allied aircraft
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 11

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships

CL Agano, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Nagara, Bomb hits 3

NEW GUINEA

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


Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 9

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Ic x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter Ic: 1 destroyed






Task Force 157 lays defensive minefield at Ulithi ( 98 , 97) and sets course for Babeldaob
CM Sokuten# lays minefield near Saipan ( 112 , 93) and sets course for Saipan
CM Niizaki lays minefield near Saipan ( 112 , 94) and sets course for Saipan

Repairs completed on CL Kuma at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Oboro at Singapore, ship returned to service

2LT Igarashi H. of 5th Sentai/B is credited with kill number 5
2LT Igarashi H. of 5th Sentai/B attains ace status!!
PO1 Araki M. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Araki M. of 201 Ku S-1Det'attains ace status!!
PO2 Ishida, T. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Ishida, T. of 201 Ku S-1Det' attains ace status!!
WO Shiozura, T. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 5
WO Shiozura, T. of 201 Ku S-1Det' attains ace status!!
PO2 Wajima, Y. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Wajima, Y. of 201 Ku S-1Det' attains ace status!!
1LT Kanemaru, T. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
1LT Kanemaru, T. of 244th Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Mitsumori W. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Tsubone, K. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Tsubone, K. of 244th Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Sumi, T. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Sumi, T. of 244th Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Koda W. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Koda W. of 244th Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Miyamoto, G. of 24th Sentai/A is credited with kill number 5
WO Miyamoto, G. of 24th Sentai/A attains ace status!!
WO Emura B. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Emura B. of 244th Sentai attains ace status!!

Difficulty controlling flooding aboard E Fukue
Extensive flooding aboard E Fukue
Major flooding aboard E Fukue

Previous report of sinking of DD Taylor incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Sturgeon incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Loss of xAK Syunko Maru on Mar 12, 1943 is admitted

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27 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 12:58:01 PM   
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27 October 1943

In lieu of nice maps you shall have to employ your imagination. The American carrier fleet basically did an anti clockwise tour around the Marians Island chain. I had a number of task forces attempting an intercept. This one came off but was foiled by American radar and the inherent speed of a carrier task force. What a mighty grouping of carriers. I was surprised to see the task force over and above 15 ships.

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Time Surface Combat, near Rota at 110,101, Range 30,000 Yards


Japanese Ships

BB Haruna
CA Kako
DD Umikaze
DD Hibiki
DD Shirakumo
DD Shirayuki


Allied Ships

CV Saratoga
CV Wasp
CV Essex
CV Bunker Hill
CV Reprisal
CVL Independence
CVL Princeton
CVL Belleau Wood
CVL Cowpens
CV Iwo Jima
CLAA Atlanta
CLAA Juneau
CLAA San Diego
CLAA San Juan
CLAA Oakland
CL Raleigh
CL Trenton
DD Blue
DD Helm
DD Mugford
DD Henley
DD Patterson
DD Jarvis


Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 25,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Air Combat TF evades combat

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

DD Minazuki
DD Matsukaze
DD Mikazuki


Allied Ships

SS Seadragon~, hits 2

NEW GUINEA

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


Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 9

Allied aircraft
Beaufighter Ic x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Beaufighter Ic: 1 destroyed






Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-166
Pumps failing aboard xAK Yamabiko Maru at Kagoshima, flooding increases...

Loss of xAK Liverpool Maru on Mar 25, 1943 is admitted

xAKL Pasir is reported to have been sunk near Normanby Island on Mar 20, 1943

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28 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 1:00:32 PM   
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Apologies but I must of forgotten to keep a copy of the reports for this day. At least nothing hugely important happened on this day... at least that I can recall.

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29 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 1:02:19 PM   
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29 October 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 3 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 17 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 3 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 7 damaged
F4F-3P Wildcat: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
492 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 26
Port hits 9

Sub attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

DD Natsugumo
DD Akigumo
DD Shigure
DD Asagumo


Allied Ships

SS Sawfish, hits 5





Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard CA Tone
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard CA Tone
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard CA Tone
Difficulty controlling flooding aboard CA Tone

Repairs completed on DD Urakaze at Shanghai, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on xAK Yamaura Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CLAA Tenryu at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Asashimo at Osaka/Kyoto+, ship returned to service

DD Isonami beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
PB Fumi Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=
PB Seki Maru #2 beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe=

Sub Patrol Task Force 173 arrives at Occupied Europe
E Nomi arrives at Kagoshima
xAKL Setsuzan Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+
TK Eiwa Maru #4 arrives at Kagoshima

APA McCawley is reported to have been sunk near Anatahan on Aug 25, 1943

ML G-218 arrives at Shimizu

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30 October 1943 - 7/5/2021 1:37:20 PM   
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30 October 1943

JAVA

TF 266 encounters mine field at Merak (48,97)


Allied Ships

SS Puffer, Mine hits 1

STRAIT OF MALACCA

Sub attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,77


Japanese Ships

xAK Sanju Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SC Ch-4
xAK Kogyoku Maru
xAK Asuka Maru
PB Sinko Maru
SC Ch-28


Allied Ships

SS Aspro

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 6 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 3 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Atago
CA Tone


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

Runway hits 2
Port hits 1

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-4 Dauntless: 10 damaged
SBD-4 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-3P Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 16 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 3 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 6 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
544 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 53 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 16 (5 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (3 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14
Port hits 17

Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 120,94, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

DD Sagiri, Shell hits 26, and is sunk
DD Kisaragi, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Yayoi, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Uzuki, Shell hits 6, and is sunk

Allied Ships

CA Northampton
CA Chester
, Shell hits 2
CA Astoria
CA Minneapolis
CA Cornwall
CL Nashville
CL Cleveland
CL Denver
CL Montpelier
CL Santa Fe
, Shell hits 1
CL Columbia
DD Burns
DD Bush
DD Chauncey
DD Chevalier
DD Claxton
DD Daly
DD Hutchins
DD LaVallette
DD Nicholas
DD Ringgold


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 23,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 23,000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 8,000 yards
Magazine explodes on DD Uzuki
Range increases to 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Well this next one was interesting and not a little heart in mouth. I knew there was a surface action group off to the east of Saipan. For reasons I no longer remeber I got it into my head that they were moving off to the east. I had a carrier task force scooting down from Japan and nicely placed to the north. I decided to move them further south with the intention of the strike planes making good attacks on surface ships no longer supported by carriers. The number of American strike aircraft downed above Tinian and Saipan meant that I was not fearing a return of the American carriers until they had replinshed their strik aircraft. Unfortunelatley I was too eager to get a result. I did get a rollicking surface action though!

Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 120,94, Range 28,000 Yards


Japanese Ships

CV Hiryu
CV Soryu
, Shell hits 2
CV Taiho, Shell hits 4
CVL Ryujo
CVL Shoho
BB Musashi
, Shell hits 5
CLAA Tenryu, Shell hits 13, heavy fires
DD Shimakaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Tamanami
DD Fujinami
, Shell hits 1
DD Hayanami
DD Hayashio
, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Nowaki
DD Harusame,
Shell hits 1
DD Wakaba, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships

CA Northampton, Shell hits 3
CA Chester
CA Astoria
, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 1
CA Cornwall
CL Nashville
, Shell hits 1
CL Cleveland, Shell hits 1
CL Denver, Shell hits 1
CL Montpelier, Shell hits 2
CL Santa Fe, Shell hits 3
CL Columbia, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Burns
DD Bush
DD Chauncey
, Shell hits 2
DD Chevalier
DD Claxton
DD Daly
DD Hutchins
, Shell hits 2
DD LaVallette
DD Nicholas
DD Ringgold


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CV Taiho at 28,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CA Northampton at 28,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Montpelier at 28,000 yards
CA Northampton engages DD Harusame at 28,000 yards
BB Musashi engages DD Ringgold at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
CV Taiho , CV Soryu , CV Hiryu ,
CVL Shoho , CVL Ryujo screened from combat
- escorted by DD Wakaba , DD Nowaki , DD Hayashio
Range increases to 28,000 yards
CV Hiryu collides with DD Wakaba at 120 , 94
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Marcus Island at 120,94, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CV Hiryu, Shell hits 1
CV Soryu, Shell hits 2
CV Taiho, Shell hits 21, on fire
CVL Ryujo, Shell hits 2, on fire
CVL Shoho, Shell hits 3, on fire
BB Musashi, Shell hits 1
DD Shimakaze, on fire
DD Tamanami
DD Fujinami
, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hayanami, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Hayashio, heavy fires

Allied Ships

CA Northampton
CA Chester
, Shell hits 1
CA Minneapolis
CA Cornwall
, Shell hits 1
CL Nashville, Shell hits 1
CL Cleveland, Shell hits 1
CL Denver, Shell hits 1
CL Montpelier
CL Santa Fe
, on fire
DD Burns, Shell hits 2
DD Bush
DD Chauncey
DD Chevalier
, Shell hits 2
DD Claxton, Shell hits 1
DD Daly
DD Hutchins
, on fire
DD LaVallette

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
CL Santa Fe engages CV Taiho at 26,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CV Taiho at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CV Taiho , CV Soryu , CV Hiryu ,
CVL Shoho screened from combat
- escorted by DD Hayanami , DD Fujinami
Task forces break off...

PACIFIC

Sub attack near Eniwetok at 124,103


Japanese Ships

SS I-28^, hits 16, heavy damage

Allied Ships

AO Neches II, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
DD Charles Ausburne
AO Neosho II
AO Suamico
AO Guadalupe
DD Beale
DD Bache


DD Bache attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
Escort abandons search for sub

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 120,94

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 7 damaged
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

CA San Francisco
AK Henry Durant
xAP Aloe
, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
1014 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 88 destroyed, 59 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 61 (61 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Morning Air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 12

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 8
B-24D Liberator x 2
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
P-38G Lightning x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed

Port hits 3
Port supply hits 2

Morning Air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 9

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Port hits 6

Morning Air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 5

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Morning Air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 2

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged

Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1

Morning Air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Morning Air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Port supply hits 1

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 120,94

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 104 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 42
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 21
B5N1 Kate-Kankoh x 32
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 13
B6N1 Jill-Tenzan x 46

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate-Kankoh: 9 damaged
B5N1 Kate-Kankoh: 2 destroyed by flak
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 4 damaged
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh: 1 destroyed by flak
B6N1 Jill-Tenzan: 5 damaged
B6N1 Jill-Tenzan: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

CA Northampton, Torpedo hits 1
CA Cornwall, Torpedo hits 1
CL Cleveland
CA Minneapolis
CL Montpelier
, on fire
CL Denver
DD Chauncey
CL Nashville
CA Chester
, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Chevalier
DD Claxton
CL Santa Fe
, on fire

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 120,94

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 100 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 43 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 34
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 9
B5N1 Kate-Kankoh x 4
B5N2 Kate-Kankoh x 6
B6N1 Jill-Tenzan x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N1 Kate-Kankoh: 3 damaged
B6N1 Jill-Tenzan: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

BB Massachusetts
CA Vincennes
APD Talbot
xAK Manoeran
, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Robin Wentley, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
APD Litchfield
LCI-222
xAP President Johnson
DD Harrison


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






Repairs completed on CA Chokai at Manila, ship returned to service
PO2 Ogawa C. of Hiryu-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Ogawa C. of Hiryu-1 attains ace status!!

Damage Control Systems failing aboard DD Wakaba, order is given to Abandon Ship
DD Yayoi sinks at sea

Repairs completed on SS I-29^ at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service

Loss of DD Sagiri on Oct 30, 1943 is admitted
Loss of DD Uzuki on Oct 30, 1943 is admitted
Loss of SS I-28^ on Oct 30, 1943 is admitted
xAP Aloe is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Oct 30, 1943

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Post #: 968
31 October 1943 - 7/7/2021 12:37:41 AM   
SierraJuliet


Posts: 2319
Joined: 2/23/2009
From: Brisbane, Australia
Status: offline
31 October 1943

I send my submarines off to the vicinity of Eniwetok in the hope of catching some damaged cruisers. We find plenty of Allied surface activity underway in various places.

PACIFIC

ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 184,100


Japanese Ships

SS I-26^, hits 8, heavy damage

Allied Ships

DE Duffy
AK Daniel S Lamont
xAK Lamont DuPont
xAK Empire Peregrine
xAK Ikauna
DE Harold C Thomas


DE Harold C Thomas attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

Sub attack near Marcus Island at 121,96

Japanese Ships

SS I-22_

Allied Ships

xAK Conrad Kohrs
DD Dashiell
APA Custer
AP President Coolidge
xAP Iron Warrior
xAP Corio
xAP Empress ' Australia
xAK Venore
xAK Vitus Bering
xAK Morton M McCarver
xAK Forbes Hauptmann
xAK Siantar
DD Harrison
DD Guest


ASW attack near Marcus Island at 121,96

Japanese Ships

SS I-22_, hits 1

Allied Ships

DMS Dorsey
AM Chief
DMS Lamberton
AM Rail


ASW attack near Eniwetok at 121,97

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-188, hits 10

Allied Ships

BB California
CA Salt Lake City
CA Chicago
APA Du Page
APA Wayne
APA Barnett
LSI(M) Prince David~
AKA Colbert
LSD Carter Hall
AP President Tyler~
AP Maui
AP West Point~
AK William G Fargo
AK Thomas Corwin
LCI-431
LCI-430
LCI-363
LCI-355
LCI-348
LCI-343
LCI-29
LCI-28
LCI-26
LCI-227
xAP Ambrose E Burnside
xAP Robin Doncaster
xAP Puebla
xAP Cape May
xAP Cape San Martin
xAP Cape John
xAP Cape Victory
xAP Felix Roussel
xAK Jane Christenson
xAK Cardonia
xAK Barbara
xAK West Portal
xAK West Notus
DD Bullard
DD Brownson


ASW attack near Eniwetok at 121,97

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-188, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships

APA Custer
APA President Polk
AP President Coolidge
xAP Iron Warrior
xAP Dundula
xAP Comliebank
xAK Venore
xAK Vitus Bering
xAK Robert M Lafollette
xAK David Gaillard
xAK Sidney Hauptmann
xAK Tjikandi
DD Harrison
DD Guest


Sub attack near Iwo-jima at 100,83

Japanese Ships

AO Shinkoku Maru-, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AO Ken'yo Maru
DD Shikinami


Allied Ships

SS Lapon

Sub attack near Eniwetok at 121,98

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-532

Allied Ships

CA Northampton, Torpedo hits 1
DD Hutchins
DD Daly
DD LaVallette


Sub attack near Eniwetok at 122,99

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-168, hits 3

Allied Ships

AGC Blue Ridge, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DE Charles R Greer
DE Gilmore


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

Sub attack near Eniwetok at 121,99

Japanese Ships

SS I-154, hits 8, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships

CA Northampton, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Hutchins
DD Daly
DD LaVallette


DD LaVallette attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub

ASW attack near Eniwetok at 123,100

Japanese Ships

SS I-30^, hits 13, heavy damage

Allied Ships

DE Charles R Greer
DE Gilmore


ASW attack near Eniwetok at 123,100

Japanese Ships

SS I-172

Allied Ships

APD Dickerson
APD Sands
APD Talbot
APD Gregory
APD Litchfield
AP Santa Barbara
LCI-448
LCI-446
LCI-402
LCI-332
LCI-328
LCI-223
LCI-83
LCI-23
xAK Zoella Lykes
xAK Cape Fear
xAK Alcoa Pioneer
xAK Alcoa Polaris
xAK Shooting Star
xAK American Builder
xAK Wallingford
xAK Michael Livanos
xAK Evi Livanos
xAK Aspasia Nomikos
xAK Iron Chieftan
xAK Iron Baron
xAK Corinda
xAK Barwon
xAK Vito
xAK Borgfred
xAK Trevaylor
DD Waller
DD Wadsworth
DD Terry
DD Stevens


ASW attack near Eniwetok at 123,100

Japanese Ships

SS I-23^, hits 2

Allied Ships

DD Coghlan
AS Griffin
AD Piedmont
AKA Peter Kerr
AKA Jupiter
AKA Alhena
xAK American Star
xAK Sataria
xAK City of Elwood
xAK Clan Macgillivray
DD McCalla
DD Duncan


Sub attack near Eniwetok at 123,100

Japanese Ships

SS I-23^, hits 4

Allied Ships

DMS Hamilton
DMS Trever
AM Skylark


ASW attack near Eniwetok at 123,100

Japanese Ships

SS I-23^, hits 6

Allied Ships

DD Fletcher
DD Abbot


MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93


Japanese Ships

E Sagi

Allied Ships

SS Sawfish, hits 3

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
342 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 14 (5 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 18
Port hits 8
Port supply hits 1

Sub attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

PB Nanpo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Shotoku Maru

Allied Ships

SS Seadragon~

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

DD Naganami

Allied Ships

SS Sawfish, hits 3

MALAYA

Sub attack near Tandjoengbalai at 47,77


Japanese Ships

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

Allied Ships

SS Aspro

TRUK

Morning Air attack on Truk


Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 7
N1K1J George-Shiden x 26

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 7
B-24D1 Liberator x 24
P-38G Lightning x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2

Morning Air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 6
N1K1J George-Shiden x 18

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 destroyed, 11 damaged

Port hits 1

Morning Air attack on Truk

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 4
N1K1J George-Shiden x 8

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged

CHINA


Allied Shock attack at Lanchow


Attacking force 5553 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 218
Defending force 13100 troops, 132 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 545

Allied adjusted assault: 0
Japanese adjusted defense: 1807

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 3)

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

Allied ground losses:
3183 casualties reported
Squads: 118 destroyed, 143 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 47 (1 destroyed, 46 disabled)

Assaulting units:
4th Chinese Cavalry

Defending units:
13th Division
63rd/A Division

Allied Unit(s) surrounded at Lanchow






AO Shinkoku Maru- sinks at sea

Previous report of sinking of CA Cornwall incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 121, 98

Aircraft A6M5c Zero-Reisen advances R&D

Loss of PB Nanpo Maru on Oct 31, 1943 is admitted
Loss of SS I-26^ on Oct 31, 1943 is admitted
Loss of SS I-154 on Oct 31, 1943 is admitted

SC CHa-57 arrives at Yokohama=+
265 Ku S-2 arrives at Kagoshima
Ryuho-1 arrives at Tokyo=
Ryuho-2 arrives at Tokyo=
26th Special Base Force arrives at Tokyo=

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Post #: 969
1 November 1943 - 7/7/2021 12:47:27 AM   
SierraJuliet


Posts: 2319
Joined: 2/23/2009
From: Brisbane, Australia
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1 November 1943

Today is an ace making day.

PACIFIC

ASW attack near Eniwetok at 122,99


Japanese Ships

SS I-22_, hits 1

Allied Ships

DD Hutchins
DD LaVallette


Submarine attack near Marcus Island at 120,95

Japanese Ships

SS I-180

Allied Ships

LCI-27, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

ASW attack near Eniwetok at 122,100

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-168

Allied Ships

DD Guest
APA Custer
AP President Coolidge
xAP Iron Warrior
xAP Colac
xAK Venore
xAK Vitus Bering
xAK George H Himes
xAK Cleveland Abbe
xAK Jefferson Myers
xAK Shirina
DD Harrison


ASW attack near Eniwetok at 123,100

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-183, hits 4

Allied Ships

DD Blue
CL Trenton
CLAA San Juan
DD Jarvis
DD Henley


Sub attack near Eniwetok at 122,100

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-168, hits 3

Allied Ships

CV Enterprise, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Trenton
CLAA San Diego
DD Henley
DD Mugford
DD Helm
DD Blue


Fuel storage explosion on CV Enterprise

Submarine attack near Marcus Island at 121,96

Japanese Ships

SS I-32^

Allied Ships

LCI-357, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-4 Dauntless: 5 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 15 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 4 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 5 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Takao


Allied ground losses:
618 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (1 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 29
Port hits 3
Port supply hits 2

Sub attack near Guam at 105,93

Japanese Ships

E Etoforu
E Oki


Allied Ships

SS Saury~, hits 1

Morning Air attack on Saipan

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 40,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 8
N1K1J George-Shiden x 32
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 42

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 18
F4U-1 Corsair x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on Saipan

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 7
N1K1J George-Shiden x 31
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 33

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 7
F4U-1 Corsair x 8
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
J2M2 Jack-Raiden: 1 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 121,96

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 3 damaged

Allied Ships

LST-354
LCI-356
, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AK Sirius
xAP Stratford
AK Walter Reed
, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
629 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 77 (77 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 6
N1K1J George-Shiden x 35
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 34

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 13
TBF-1 Avenger x 9

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

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

Japanese Ships

CA Ashigara

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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 4
N1K1J George-Shiden x 33
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 33

Allied aircraft
SBD-5 Dauntless x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 7
N1K1J George-Shiden x 31
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 31

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 2 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed








Previous report of sinking of CL Columbia incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 120, 95

Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard DD Oyashio

Repairs completed on DD Ushio at Saipan, ship returned to service

WO Ayanori W. of 50th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Ayanori W. of 50th Sentai attains ace status!!
PO2 Nagahama P. of 201 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Nagahama P. of 201 Ku S-1' attains ace status!!
WO Inuzuka H. of 24th Sentai/A is credited with kill number 5
WO Inuzuka H. of 24th Sentai/A attains ace status!!
WO Chuzaburo L. of 24th Sentai/A is credited with kill number 5
WO Chuzaburo L. of 24th Sentai/A attains ace status!!
PO2 Murakami D. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Murakami D. of 201 Ku S-1Det' attains ace status!!
CPO Tanaka, J. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 5
CPO Tanaka, J. of 201 Ku S-1Det' attains ace status!!
PO1 Kawasaki I. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Kawasaki I. of 201 Ku S-1Det' attains ace status!!
WO Hashiguchi M. of 50th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Hashiguchi M. of 50th Sentai attains ace status!!

Aircraft Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy advances R&D

CV Amagi arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+

xAK Manoeran is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Nov 01, 1943
AK Walter Reed is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Nov 01, 1943
LCI-27 is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Nov 01, 1943
LCI-356 is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Nov 01, 1943
LCI-357 is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Nov 01, 1943

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2 November 1943 - 7/10/2021 11:39:39 PM   
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2 November 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Sub attack near Guam at 107,96


Japanese Ships

CM Sokuten#, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships

SS Grayback~

Sub attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

DD Oshio
DD Ushio
DD Akebono


Allied Ships

SS Seadragon~, hits 8

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 54
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 36
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 6
N1K1J George-Shiden x 23
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 35

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 7
F4U-1 Corsair x 3
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
TBF-1 Avenger x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CV Taiho, heavy damage

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 51
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 36
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 7
N1K1J George-Shiden x 29
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 34

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 4
F4U-1 Corsair x 3
SBD-5 Dauntless x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 2 destroyed

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

HOME ISLANDS

Sub attack near Nakadori-jima at 101,56


Japanese Ships

PB Shosei Maru
PB Kyo Maru #11


Allied Ships

SS Scorpion, hits 2

PACIFIC

Morning Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 123,85


Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 9

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 11
P-40E Warhawk x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships

AD Dixie, Bomb hits 1

CHINA

Allied Shock attack at Lanchow


Attacking force 5570 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 223
Defending force 13093 troops, 132 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 544

Allied adjusted assault: 0
Japanese adjusted defense: 485

Allied assault odds: 1 to 99 (fort level 3)

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

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

Allied ground losses:
5298 casualties reported
Squads: 159 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 51 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 36 (5 destroyed, 31 disabled)

Assaulting units:
4th Chinese Cavalry
5th Chinese Cavalry

Defending units:
13th Division
63rd/A Division

Allied Unit(s) surrounded at Lanchow





CM Niizaki lays minefield near Guam ( 106 , 96) and sets course for Saipan

Repairs completed on SS I-176 at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service

2LT Chojiro R. of 24th Sentai/A is credited with kill number 5
2LT Chojiro R. of 24th Sentai/A attains ace status!!
PO2 Matsunaga E. of Taiho-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Matsunaga E. of Taiho-1 attains ace status!!

Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard CV Taiho
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard CV Taiho
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS KM U-188

SC CHa-49 beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama=+

Loss of CM Sokuten# on Nov 02, 1943 is admitted
MTB G-154 arrives at Osaka/Kyoto+
48th Sentai arrives at Tokyo=
1st Amph.Bde Tank Battalion arrives at Mutankiang


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3 November 1943 - 7/10/2021 11:46:30 PM   
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3 November 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan


Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Japanese Ships

CA Atago
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
320 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14
Port hits 4

Submarine attack near Pagan at 110,89

Japanese Ships

DD Akigumo
CA Tone
DD Shigure
DD Asagumo


Allied Ships

SS Bowfin, hits 7, and is sunk

DD Asagumo attacking submerged sub ....
SS Bowfin forced to surface!
DD Asagumo firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

DD Umikaze

Allied Ships

SS Gudgeon~, hits 14, heavy damage

BONIN ISLANDS

Sub attack near Chichi-jima at 107,73


Japanese Ships

xAK Tusima Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Tenyo Maru
TB RTN Kylongyai


Allied Ships

SS Redfin

PACIFIC

Submarine attack near Marcus Island at 121,96


Japanese Ships

SS KM U-183

Allied Ships

CL Columbia, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Sub attack near Truk at 112,103

Japanese Ships

SS I-169, hits 1

Allied Ships

CV Saratoga, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Trenton
CLAA San Juan
DD Jarvis
DD Henley
DD Helm
DD Blue


Ammo storage explosion on CV Saratoga

Submarine attack near Marcus Island at 121,96

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-168

Allied Ships

CA Astoria, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

HOME ISLANDS

Sub attack near Aogashima at 111,66


Japanese Ships

CM Ishizaki, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch-15
CM Yurijima
CM Takashima
xAK Iwaki Maru
xAK Enju Maru
xAK Toa Maru
xAKL Junpo Maru
xAKL Korei Maru
xAKL Raizan Maru
DD Hayate
SC CHa-62


Allied Ships

SS Silversides






Previous report of sinking of SS Bowfin incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 110, 89

Repairs completed on BB Ise at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on BB Hyuga at Kobe=, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-166 at Tokyo=, ship returned to service

Tinian expands fortifications to size 5

Loss of CM Ishizaki on Nov 03, 1943 is admitted

CA Astoria is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Nov 03, 1943
CL Columbia is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Nov 03, 1943
SS Bowfin is reported to have been sunk near Pagan on Nov 03, 1943

523 Ku K-1' arrives at Chiba=

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4 November 1943 - 7/10/2021 11:55:57 PM   
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4 November 1943

HOME ISLANDS

Sub attack near Daito Shoto at 102,69


Japanese Ships

xAK Hokuriku Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Tone Maru
xAK Shofuku Maru
xAK Meiten Maru
xAK Chihaya Maru
PB Nishho Maru


MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Saipan at 112,100


Japanese Ships

SS I-170, hits 3

Allied Ships

CA Houston
CA Salt Lake City
CA Chicago
DD Boyd
APA Du Page
APA Pierce
APA Neville
LSI(M) Prince David~
AKA Colbert
LSD Carter Hall
AP President Tyler~
AP Maui
AK William G Fargo
AK Stephen W Kearny
LCI-431
LCI-371
LCI-361
LCI-353
LCI-346
LCI-30
LCI-29
LCI-28
LCI-228
LCI-227
xAP Ambrose E Burnside
xAP Puebla
xAP Cape May
xAP Cape San Martin
xAP Cape John
xAP Cape Georgia
xAP Cape Victory
xAP Trade Wind
xAP Arundel Castle
xAK Cardonia
xAK Barbara
xAK West Notus
xAK West Nilus
DD Bullard


Night Naval bombardment of Guam at 106,95

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5A Catalina: 5 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 5 destroyed on ground
F4U-1A Corsair: 11 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 16 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 2 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 11 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 4 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 18 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 7 damaged
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 13 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma


Allied ground losses:
357 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 54 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 32 (1 destroyed, 31 disabled)
Vehicles lost 23 (4 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 45
Port hits 6
Port supply hits 1

Night Naval bombardment of Pagan at 110,89

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 14 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 4 destroyed on ground
PB2Y-3 Coronado: 8 damaged
F4F-3P Wildcat: 2 damaged
F4F-3P Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-4 Dauntless: 4 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 2 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Yamashiro

Allied ground losses:
195 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 11 (2 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12
Port hits 8
Port supply hits 2

ASW attack near Rota at 107,95

Japanese Ships

DD Shirakumo
DD Suzukaze


Allied Ships

SS Skate, hits 16, heavy damage

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

CA Suzuya
DD Amagiri
DD Ariake


Allied Ships

SS Cod, hits 5

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

DD Arashio
DD Oshio
DD Ushio
DD Akebono


Allied Ships

SS Cod, hits 4

Submarine attack near Saipan at 111,98

Japanese Ships

SS I-173

Allied Ships

xAK Cornish Park, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

Japanese aircraft
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 8
N1K1J George-Shiden x 13
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 11

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 74
SBD-4 Dauntless x 23
SBD-5 Dauntless x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 damaged

Japanese Ships

APD PB-37 (Hishi), Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC Ch-33
E W-23
, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
E W-22

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring APD PB-37 (Hishi)
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring E W-23

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

E PB-46 (Yugao)
E Hashidate
E Sado


Allied Ships

SS Sawfish, hits 3

Sub attack near Saipan at 110,97

Japanese Ships

SS I-170

Allied Ships

DE William C Miller, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD MacDonough

YELLOW SEA

Sub attack near Shanghai at 93,55


Japanese Ships

xAK Shikano Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Sana Maru
xAK Ekkai Maru
xAK Taizan Maru
xAK Chuko Maru
xAK Soyo Maru
xAK Toyokawa Maru
xAK Siraha Maru
xAKL Bunzan Maru
xAKL Tokuwa Maru
E W-18


Allied Ships

SS Grayling~






2LT Okajima J. of 5th Sentai/B is credited with kill number 5
2LT Okajima J. of 5th Sentai/B attains ace status!!
2LT Ishida D. of 50th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Ishida D. of 50th Sentai attains ace status!!
PO1 Kawato H. of 253 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5

Major flooding aboard APD PB-37 (Hishi)
E W-23 sinks at sea
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-2

Aircraft C6N1-S Myrt-Saiun advances R&D

SS I-177 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure+

Loss of xAK Hokuriku Maru on Nov 04, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAK Shikano Maru on Nov 04, 1943 is admitted
DE William C Miller is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 04, 1943
xAK Cornish Park is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 04, 1943

263 Ku S-2 arrives at Genzan

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5 November 1943 - 7/11/2021 12:32:12 AM   
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5 November 1943

A grim day at the Marianas. The Americans have returned... To Tinian!!!! This time around they find the defences are somewhat more stout but what a land force they have landed to contest the beaches this time. Elsewhere I mess up with my orders and allow my carriers to wander outside the protection of land based air cover. Mundy's carriers make the most of this opportunity and I have to say a regretful goodbye to a big portion of my remaining effective carrier strength.

MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Tinian at 109,96


Japanese Ships

SS RO-33, hits 10

Allied Ships

APD Dickerson
APD Herbert
APD Kennison
APD McKean
APD Gregory
APD Ward
AP Santa Barbara
LCI-448
LCI-447
LCI-435
LCI-333
LCI-327
LCI-84
LCI-24
xAP Cape Stephens
xAK Zoella Lykes
xAK Alcoa Pioneer
xAK Alcoa Polaris
xAK Alcoa Pathfinder
xAK American Builder
xAK Wallingford
xAK Theofano Livanos
xAK Michael Livanos
xAK Evi Livanos
xAK Chios
xAK Iron King
xAK Iron Baron
xAK Corinda
xAK Bundaleer
xAK Vito
xAK Hermion
xAK Trevaylor
DD Waller
DD Wadsworth
DD Terry
DD Stevens


ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

DD Onami
BB Musashi
DD Hatsushimo
DD Oshio
DD Ushio
DD Akebono
DD Hibiki


Allied Ships

SS Grampus~, hits 2

Day Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 17,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

PB Kamitsu Maru, Shell hits 1
PB Kyo Maru #10, Shell hits 1
PB Shotoku Maru, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships

DD Dashiell
DD Fullam
DD Guest
DD Harrison
APA President Polk
APA Sheridan
APA Sumter
, Shell hits 1
APA Custer
xAK Hoegh Silverdawn
AP President Coolidge
xAP Empress ' Australia
xAP Comliebank
xAP Oakbank
xAK Peisander
xAK Shirina
xAK Siantar
xAK Tjikandi
, Shell hits 1
xAP Arkaba
xAP Colac
xAP Corio
xAP Dundula
xAP Iron Master
xAP Iron Prince
xAP Iron Warrior
xAK Rona
xAK K I Luckenbach
xAK Jefferson Myers
xAK Forbes Hauptmann
xAK Sidney Hauptmann
xAK Caleb Strong
xAK Carlos Carrillo
xAK Cleveland Abbe
xAK Conrad Kohrs
xAK David Gaillard
xAK Edgar Allan Poe
, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
xAK Frederick J Turner
xAK George H Himes
xAK Morton M McCarver
xAK Robert M Lafollette
xAK Stanley Matthews
xAK Vitus Bering
xAK Venore


Allied ground losses:
149 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
PB Shotoku Maru engages APA Sumter at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
APA Custer , APA Sumter screened from combat - escorted by DD Harrison , DD Guest , DD Fullam , DD Dashiell
Range closes to 15,000 yards
APA Custer , APA Sumter , APA Sheridan , APA President Polk , AP President Coolidge , xAP Iron Warrior , xAP Iron Prince , xAP Iron Master screened from combat - escorted by DD Harrison , DD Guest , DD Fullam , DD Dashiell
Range closes to 12,000 yards
APA Custer , APA Sumter , APA Sheridan , APA President Polk , AP President Coolidge , xAP Iron Warrior , xAP Iron Prince , xAP Iron Master , xAP Dundula , xAP Corio , xAP Colac , xAP Arkaba , xAP Oakbank , xAP Comliebank , xAP Empress ' Australia , xAK Venore , xAK Vitus Bering , xAK Stanley Matthews , xAK Robert M Lafollette , xAK Morton M McCarver screened from combat - escorted by DD Harrison , DD Guest , DD Fullam
Range increases to 12,000 yards
xAP Dundula collides with xAK Stanley Matthews at 108 , 94
APA Custer , APA Sumter , APA Sheridan , APA President Polk , AP President Coolidge , xAP Iron Warrior , xAP Iron Prince , xAP Iron Master , xAP Dundula , xAP Corio , xAP Colac , xAP Arkaba , xAP Oakbank , xAP Comliebank , xAP Empress ' Australia , xAK Venore , xAK Vitus Bering screened from combat - escorted by DD Harrison , DD Guest , DD Fullam
Range increases to 15,000 yards
APA Custer , APA Sumter , APA Sheridan , APA President Polk , AP President Coolidge , xAP Iron Warrior , xAP Iron Prince , xAP Iron Master , xAP Dundula , xAP Corio , xAP Colac , xAP Arkaba , xAP Oakbank , xAP Comliebank , xAP Empress ' Australia , xAK Venore , xAK Vitus Bering , xAK Stanley Matthews , xAK Robert M Lafollette , xAK Morton M McCarver , xAK George H Himes , xAK Frederick J Turner , xAK Edgar Allan Poe screened from combat - escorted by DD Harrison , DD Guest , DD Fullam
Range increases to 18,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
APA Custer , APA Sumter , APA Sheridan , APA President Polk , AP President Coolidge , xAP Iron Warrior , xAP Iron Prince , xAP Iron Master , xAP Dundula , xAP Corio , xAP Colac , xAP Arkaba , xAP Oakbank , xAP Comliebank , xAP Empress ' Australia , xAK Venore , xAK Vitus Bering , xAK Stanley Matthews , xAK Robert M Lafollette , xAK Morton M McCarver , xAK George H Himes , xAK Frederick J Turner , xAK Edgar Allan Poe , xAK David Gaillard , xAK Conrad Kohrs , xAK Cleveland Abbe , xAK Carlos Carrillo , xAK Caleb Strong , xAK Sidney Hauptmann , xAK Forbes Hauptmann , xAK Jefferson Myers , xAK K I Luckenbach , xAK Rona screened from combat
Range increases to 27,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Tinian at 108,94, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

PB Kamitsu Maru, Shell hits 4
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Shotoku Maru
, Shell hits 2, on fire

Allied Ships

DMS Hamilton
DMS Trever
AM Sheldrake
, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Strive
AM Velocity
AM Skylark


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 29,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
DMS Trever engages PB Shotoku Maru at 14,000 yards
Arizumi, U orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range closes to 10,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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

Japanese Ships

CM Niizaki

Allied Ships

DD Thatcher
DD Swanson
AS Pelias
AD Sierra
AK Murzim
AK Sterope
AK Serpens
AK Lynx
AK Lyra
AK Sculptor
AK Naos
AK Allioth
AK Azimech
AK Alnitah
AK Leonis
AK Hyperion
AK Cheleb
AK Pavo
AK Situla
AK Livingston
AK Prince Georges
AK Adhara
AK Triangulum
AK Bootes
AK Deimos
AK Ambrose Bierce


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

ASW attack near Tinian at 109,96

Japanese Ships

SS I-29^, hits 5

Allied Ships

CA Quincy
DD O'Bannon
APA Doyen
APA Ormsby
AP President Taylor
AK George F Elliot II
AK Sheldon Jackson
AK R C Brennan
AK Philip Doddridge
AK Matthew B Brady
AK Luther S Kelly
AK John T McMillan
AK John Evans
AK John Alden
AK James Oliver
AK Henry Durant
LCI-434
LCI-433
xAP Nankin
xAP Contessa
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Cleare
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Cape Chalmers
xAP Adelong
xAP Waiotapu
xAP Duntroon
DD Renshaw
DD Radford


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

Japanese Ships

PB Kamitsu Maru
PB Kyo Maru #10
PB Shotoku Maru
, on fire

Allied Ships

DD McKee
DD Spence
AK B F Irvine
AK B F Shaw
AK Benjamin H Grierson
AK Billy Sunday
AK Charles Crocker
AK Charles Lummis
AK Charles M Russell
AK Charles N McGroarty
AK Charles Robinson
AK Christopher Greenup
AK Christy Mathewson
AK Daniel Drake
AK David Dudley Field
AK Donald MacLean
AK Edward Livingston
AK Elizabeth Blackwell
AK Granville Stuart


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

Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 107,93, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

E Hato
E Kari


Allied Ships

DMS Lamberton
DMS Dorsey
, Shell hits 2
AM Impeccable
AM Oracle
, Shell hits 3, on fire
AM Chief
AM Rail
, Shell hits 2

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
E Hato engages DMS Dorsey at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,93, Range 28,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma
CA Suzuya
CA Kumano
, Shell hits 3
DD Tamanami
DD Akigumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Ariake
, Shell hits 1
DD Amagiri, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships

DD Thatcher, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
DD Swanson, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
AS Pelias, Shell hits 14, heavy fires, heavy damage
AD Sierra, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Murzim, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
AK Sterope, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Serpens, Shell hits 1
AK Lynx, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Lyra, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Sculptor, Shell hits 1, on fire
AK Naos, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Allioth, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Azimech, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Alnitah, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
AK Leonis, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AK Hyperion, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
AK Cheleb, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Pavo, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Situla, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
AK Livingston
AK Prince Georges
, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
AK Adhara, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
AK Triangulum, Shell hits 23, and is sunk
AK Bootes, Shell hits 29, and is sunk
AK Deimos, Shell hits 14, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Ambrose Bierce, Shell hits 17, and is sunk

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CA Mikuma engages AK Bootes at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
AD Sierra collides with AK Cheleb at 108 , 93
Massive explosion on DD Thatcher
Magazine explodes on DD Thatcher
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
AK Lyra collides with AK Pavo at 108 , 93
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
Range increases to 22,000 yards
Range increases to 26,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,93, Range 28,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Chokai
DD Naganami
DD Yukikaze
DD Yudachi
DD Suzukaze
DD Shirakumo


Allied Ships

AS Pelias, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
AK Murzim, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AK Sterope, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
AK Serpens, Shell hits 15, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AK Lynx, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
AK Lyra, Shell hits 19, and is sunk
AK Sculptor, Shell hits 27, and is sunk
AK Naos, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AK Allioth, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
AK Azimech, Shell hits 12, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AK Alnitah, Shell hits 18, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Cheleb, Shell hits 2, and is sunk
AK Pavo, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
AK Situla, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
AK Livingston, Shell hits 29, and is sunk
AK Prince Georges, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, 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 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

TF 394 encounters mine field at Guam

Allied Ships

DD Duncan
CL Marblehead
, Mine hits 1
AKA Alhena, Mine hits 1
DD McCalla
DD Grayson


6 mines cleared

ASW attack near Saipan at 109,94

Japanese Ships

SS I-173, hits 6, heavy damage

Allied Ships

DD MacDonough

Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 60
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 21

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 5
F6F-3 Hellcat x 87
SBD-4 Dauntless x 23
SBD-5 Dauntless x 72
TBF-1 Avenger x 112

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-4 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 destroyed, 16 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged

Japanese Ships

CVL Ryujo, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 10, on fire
CV Soryu, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Hiryu, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Shoho, Bomb hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
CLAA Tatsuta, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Nowaki, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Arashio
DD Asagumo
DD Harusame



Ammo storage explosion on CVL Ryujo
Ammo storage explosion on CV Soryu
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Soryu
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Shoho
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Ryujo
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Hiryu
Fuel storage explosion on CV Soryu
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CLAA Tatsuta
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Haruna

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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 54
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 3
N1K1J George-Shiden x 40
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 45

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 24
SBD-5 Dauntless x 14
TBF-1 Avenger x 5

No Japanese losses

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

Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 109,92

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 1
N1K1J George-Shiden x 5
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 2

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
TBF-1 Avenger x 8

No Japanese losses

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

Japanese Ships

DD Amagiri, on fire
CA Suzuya

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Amagiri

Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 109,93

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 2

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CM Niizaki, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CM Niizaki
Massive explosion on CM Niizaki

Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 45
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 14

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 7
F4U-1 Corsair x 4
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3
SBD-5 Dauntless x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 3 destroyed
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed
TBF-1 Avenger: 3 destroyed

Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 36
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 8

Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 3
SBD-5 Dauntless x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,93

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 106
SBD-4 Dauntless x 17
SBD-5 Dauntless x 33
TBF-1 Avenger x 32

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-5 Dauntless: 7 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 damaged

Japanese Ships

CLAA Tatsuta, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 12, on fire
DD Nowaki, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Harusame, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Asagumo
CV Hiryu
, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Arashio, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CLAA Tatsuta
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring BB Haruna
Nowaki dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Hiryu
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Arashio
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Nowaki
Fuel storage explosion on CV Hiryu
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Harusame

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 109,92

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 1
F4U-1A Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 3
TBF-1 Avenger x 3

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Mikuma

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

PB Takunan Maru #5

Allied Ships

SS Grampus~, hits 3

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi
DD Hatsushimo
DD Oshio
DD Ushio
DD Akebono
DD Hibiki


Allied Ships

SS Grampus~, hits 2

Pre-Invasion action off Tinian
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

476 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

BB Alabama
BB Massachusetts
BB California
CA Salt Lake City
CA Chicago
CA Houston
DD Brownson
DD Boyd
xAK West Nilus
, Shell hits 2
LCI-227
LCI-29
LCI-228
LCI-25
LCI-30
LCI-28
DD Bullard
LCI-343
LCI-26


Japanese ground losses:
132 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Allied ground losses:
345 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 43 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Amphibious Assault at Tinian

TF 30 troops unloading over beach at Tinian

Allied ground losses:
493 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 74 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Pre-Invasion action off Tinian
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

428 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

DD Guest
DD Fullam
APA Custer
DD Harrison
xAK Vitus Bering


Allied ground losses:
186 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Amphibious Assault at Tinian

TF 58 troops unloading over beach at Tinian

Allied ground losses:
878 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 144 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 38 (1 destroyed, 37 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 22328 troops, 271 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 891
Defending force 33837 troops, 816 guns, 392 vehicles, Assault Value = 1888

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

Allied ground losses:
98 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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

Defending units:
87th Mountain~ Rgt /1
4th Marine Div /10
6MD 22nd Marine Regimental Combat Team
40th Infantry Div /7
2nd Marine Div /5
627th~ Tank Destroyer Battalion
140th (Sep) Inf.~ Regiment
1st Marine Div /13
37th Infantry Div /6
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
3rd Marine Div /9
25th Infantry Div /5
53rd (Sep) Inf.~ Rgt /3
I US Corps
145th Field Artillery Battalion
181st Field Artillery Battalion
6th Armoured~ Div /8


SEA OF JAPAN

Sub attack near Fusan at 104,55


Japanese Ships

xAK Miyadono Maru, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships

SS Batfish

SS Batfish attacking xAK Miyadono Maru on the surface

NEW GUINEA

Morning Air attack on Buin


Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 2

Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Morning Air attack on Buin

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4






Previous report of sinking of SS Grampus incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 108, 93

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

2LT Uchida V. of 5th Sentai/B is credited with kill number 5
2LT Uchida V. of 5th Sentai/B attains ace status!!
2LT Chiba O. of 5th Sentai/B is credited with kill number 5
2LT Chiba O. of 5th Sentai/B attains ace status!!
CDR Murakami K. of 253 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
CDR Murakami K. of 253 Ku S-1' attains ace status!!
PO2 Matsubara W. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Matsubara W. of Shokaku-1 attains ace status!!
LCDR Sugiyama F. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 10
PO1 Matsuki R. of 6th Ku S-1'/A is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Matsuki R. of 6th Ku S-1'/A attains ace status!!
PO2 Oda J. of 201 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Oda J. of 201 Ku S-1' attains ace status!!
WO Shiozura, T. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 10
2LT Hida G. of 24th Sentai/A is credited with kill number 5
2LT Hida G. of 24th Sentai/A attains ace status!!
2LT Kamae, M. of 24th Sentai/A is credited with kill number 5
2LT Kamae, M. of 24th Sentai/A attains ace status!!
PO1 Nakasawa V. of Hiryu-1 is credited with kill number 10
CPO Okabe, K. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 5
CPO Okabe, K. of Shokaku-1 attains ace status!!

Pumps having difficulty controlling flooding aboard CV Hiryu
CV Soryu sinks at sea
CVL Ryujo sinks at sea
CVL Shoho sinks at sea

PO2 Hanamoto W. of Soryu-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Hanamoto W. of Soryu-1 attains ace status!!

Major flooding aboard CV Hiryu
Pumps fail aboard DD Harusame, flooding increases...
CV Hiryu sinks at sea
Pumps fail aboard DD Harusame, flooding increases...
Damage Control parties trapped in flooded compartment aboard DD Harusame ...
Major flooding aboard DD Harusame
Damage Control Systems failing aboard DD Harusame, order is given to Abandon Ship

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

Repairs completed on SC CHa-49 at Yokohama=+, ship returned to service

Loss of CLAA Tatsuta on Nov 05, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAK Miyadono Maru on Nov 05, 1943 is admitted
Loss of CM Niizaki on Nov 05, 1943 is admitted
DD Thatcher is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
DD Swanson is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AS Pelias is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AD Sierra is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Murzim is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Sterope is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Serpens is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Lynx is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Lyra is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Sculptor is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Naos is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Allioth is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Azimech is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Alnitah is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Leonis is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Hyperion is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Cheleb is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Pavo is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Situla is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Livingston is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Prince Georges is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Adhara is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Triangulum is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Bootes is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Deimos is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943
AK Ambrose Bierce is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 05, 1943

263 Ku S-2 arrives at Harbin

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November 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

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


Japanese Ships

PB Kamitsu Maru, Shell hits 3
PB Kyo Maru #10, Shell hits 2, on fire
PB Shotoku Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships

DD McKee
DD Spence
AK B F Irvine
AK B F Shaw
, Shell hits 1
AK Benjamin H Grierson
AK Billy Sunday
AK Charles Crocker
AK Charles Lummis
AK Charles M Russell
AK Charles N McGroarty
AK Charles Robinson
AK Christopher Greenup
, Shell hits 1
AK Christy Mathewson
AK Daniel Drake
AK David Dudley Field
, Shell hits 1
AK Donald MacLean
AK Edward Livingston
AK Elizabeth Blackwell
AK Granville Stuart


Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 64% moonlight: 12,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
Arizumi, U orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
AK Granville Stuart , AK Elizabeth Blackwell , AK Edward Livingston ,
AK Donald MacLean , AK David Dudley Field , AK Daniel Drake ,
AK Christy Mathewson , AK Christopher Greenup , AK Charles Robinson ,
AK Charles N McGroarty , AK Charles M Russell , AK Charles Lummis ,
AK Charles Crocker , AK Billy Sunday screened from combat
- escorted by DD Spence , DD McKee
Task forces break off...

Submarine attack near Tinian at 108,95

Japanese Ships

SS RO-33

Allied Ships

AK Sirius, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

E Kari

Allied Ships

SS Grampus~, hits 9

Sub attack near Basilan at 75,91

Japanese Ships

TK San Pedro Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires
TK Syoyo Maru
TK Mitu Maru
TK Kanze Maru
DD Asakaze


Allied Ships

SS Grayback~

Sub attack near Tinian at 108,95

Japanese Ships

SS I-174

Allied Ships

AK Sirius, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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

Submarine attack near Saipan at 110,94

Japanese Ships

SS I-168, hits 19, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships

DD Worden
DE Steele
DD MacDonough


SS I-168 is located by DD Worden
SS I-168 forced to surface!
Sub slips beneath the waves

TF 319 encounters mine field at Pagan

Allied Ships

DD Selfridge

2 mines cleared

Day Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 108,93, Range 30,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Tone, Shell hits 1
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 30, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Mogami, Shell hits 1
DD Kagero, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Shigure, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Umikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Mikazuki, Shell hits 2
DD Matsukaze
DD Akikaze
, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships

BB California
BB Massachusetts
, Shell hits 1
BB Alabama, Shell hits 7, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Chicago
CA Salt Lake City
CA Minneapolis
CL Nashville
CL Cleveland
CL Denver
CL Montpelier
CL Santa Fe
DD Burns
, Shell hits 1
DD Bush
DD Chauncey
, Shell hits 1
DD Chevalier, Shell hits 1
DD Claxton

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 30,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 30,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
Lee, Willis orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 16,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
Range increases to 25,000 yards
Range increases to 30,000 yards
Task forces break off...

Sub attack near Saipan at 109,94

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-532, hits 4

Allied Ships

AM Strive
DMS Trever
DMS Hamilton


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

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 3
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 6

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1J George-Shiden: 2 destroyed
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships

DD Waller
xAK American Builder


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

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 18
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 54
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 12
N1K1J George-Shiden x 51
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 75

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 103
SBD-4 Dauntless x 15
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 7
SBD-5 Dauntless x 58
TBF-1 Avenger x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
J2M2 Jack-Raiden: 1 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 destroyed
SBD-4 Dauntless: 8 destroyed, 4 damaged
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 20 destroyed, 16 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 6 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese Ships

BB Yamashiro
CA Kumano
CA Atago
CA Tone
DD Shigure
, heavy fires
E W-22, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SC Ch-5
SC CHa-34
E Ishigaki
DD Hibiki
CA Mikuma
CA Mogami
CA Ashigara
, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Umikaze
SC Ch-37
BB Musashi



Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Shigure
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring E W-22
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Ashigara

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

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 4

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
SBD-5 Dauntless x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

DD Nowaki, heavy damage

Nowaki dead in the water ...

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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Japanese aircraft
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 45
N1K1J George-Shiden x 25
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 35

Allied aircraft
FM-1 Wildcat x 4
F6F-3 Hellcat x 74
SBD-4 Dauntless x 4
SBD-5 Dauntless x 13
TBF-1 Avenger x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 3 destroyed
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
FM-1 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 11 destroyed
SBD-4 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 2 destroyed by flak
TBF-1 Avenger: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged
TBF-1 Avenger: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships

BB Musashi
DD Tamanami
DD Naganami
DD Kagero
SC Ch-6
SC CHa-40
CA Takao


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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 1

Allied aircraft
F6F-3 Hellcat x 6
TBF-1 Avenger x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships

DD Nowaki, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk

Nowaki dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Nowaki

Japanese bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 22379 troops, 271 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 898
Defending force 51300 troops, 1054 guns, 739 vehicles, Assault Value = 2426

Japanese ground losses:
130 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Morning Air attack on Buin , at 109,131


Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 11

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 10
B-26B Marauder x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 1

Morning Air attack on Buin

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
N1K1J George-Shiden x 1

Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 9





TK San Pedro Maru sinks at sea

Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard DD Nowaki

Repairs completed on SS I-124* at Nagoya, ship returned to service

WO Higashiyama E. of 50th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Higashiyama E. of 50th Sentai attains ace status!!
PO1 Takagi A. of 6th Ku S-1'/C is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Takagi A. of 6th Ku S-1'/C attains ace status!!
PO1 Kondo G. of 6th Ku S-1'/C is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Kondo G. of 6th Ku S-1'/C attains ace status!!
PO1 Doigawa A. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Doigawa A. of 201 Ku S-1Det' attains ace status!!
2LT Hashimoto S. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Hashimoto S. of 244th Sentai attains ace status!!
PO2 Shibata V. of 201 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Shibata V. of 201 Ku S-1' attains ace status!!
CDR Oda H. of 201 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
CDR Oda H. of 201 Ku S-1' attains ace status!!
PO2 Kanzaki H. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Kanzaki H. of Shokaku-1 attains ace status!!
PO1 Hirata F. of 201 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Hirata F. of 201 Ku S-1' attains ace status!!
PO2 Moriura, T. of 281 Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Moriura, T. of 281 Ku S-1/A attains ace status!!
WO Tsubone, K. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 10
WO Ryuzaki O. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Ryuzaki O. of 244th Sentai attains ace status!!
1LT Sawada, M. of 50th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
1LT Sawada, M. of 50th Sentai attains ace status!!
PO1 Nagashima H. of Yokosuka Ku S-1/C is credited with kill number 15
PO2 Fujiwara H. of 281 Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Fujiwara H. of 281 Ku S-1/A attains ace status!!
PO1 Kanda G. of Yokosuka Ku S-1/C is credited with kill number 10
PO1 Sugiyama T. of 201 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 10
PO1 Muto F. of 253 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Muto F. of 253 Ku S-1' attains ace status!!
2LT Taniguchi L. of 24th Sentai/B is credited with kill number 5
2LT Taniguchi L. of 24th Sentai/B attains ace status!!
2LT Matsui, M. of 24th Sentai/A is credited with kill number 5
2LT Matsui, M. of 24th Sentai/A attains ace status!!
WO Negishi, N. of 24th Sentai/A is credited with kill number 5
WO Negishi, N. of 24th Sentai/A attains ace status!!
CPO Kawasaki P. of 201 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 10
2LT Kikuchi V. of 50th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Kikuchi V. of 50th Sentai attains ace status!!
1LT Nakazaki, S. of 50th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
1LT Nakazaki, S. of 50th Sentai attains ace status!!
PO2 Banno, T. of 253 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Banno, T. of 253 Ku S-1' attains ace status!!
PO1 Nomura M. of 201 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Nomura M. of 201 Ku S-1' attains ace status!!

Loss of DD Nowaki on Nov 06, 1943 is admitted
Loss of SS I-168 on Nov 06, 1943 is admitted
Loss of xAK Nitisan Maru on Sep 07, 1943 is admitted

E Kanju arrives at Yokohama=+
MTB G-153 arrives at Nagoya

AK Sirius is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Nov 06, 1943

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7 November 1943 - 9/6/2021 7:05:09 AM   
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7 November 1943

Went and lost the combat report but we do have the following reports from the day.



Previous report of sinking of SS Skate incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 109, 93

SS KM U-532 detects enemy submarine on surface at 109, 93 but can not position to attack

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

CL Kinu beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore

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



DE Bebas is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Nov 07, 1943
DE Gilmore is reported to have been sunk near Truk on Nov 07, 1943
AGC Blue Ridge is reported to have been sunk near Truk on Nov 07, 1943
LST-354 is reported to have been sunk near Truk on Nov 07, 1943
xAK Alcoa Polaris is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 07, 1943

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8 November 1943 - 9/6/2021 10:05:22 AM   
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8 November 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS


TF 217 encounters mine field at Saipan (108,93) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

142 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships

DMS Trever, Shell hits 2
DMS Hamilton, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Skylark, Shell hits 15, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Velocity, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
AM Strive, Shell hits 6, on fire

41 mines cleared

Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Takao, Shell hits 1
CA Atago, Shell hits 1
CA Chokai
DD Naganami
DD Yukikaze
DD Yudachi
DD Suzukaze
, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Shirakumo, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships

DD Stevens
DD Terry
DD Wadsworth
DD Waller
, Shell hits 1
APD Whipple
APD Litchfield
APD Ward
APD Chew
APD Schley
APD Colhoun
APD Gregory
, Shell hits 1
APD McKean
APD Stringham
APD Waters
APD Dent
APD Talbot
APD Kennison
APD Crane
APD Kilty
APD Humphreys
APD Sands
APD Herbert
APD Overton
, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
APD Rathburne, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Dickerson
LCI-21
LCI-22
LCI-23
LCI-24
LCI-62
LCI-63
LCI-75
LCI-83
LCI-84
LCI-219
LCI-221
LCI-222
LCI-223
LCI-327
LCI-328
LCI-329
LCI-331
LCI-332
LCI-333
LCI-334
LCI-335
LCI-400
LCI-402
LCI-435
LCI-436
LCI-443
LCI-444


Allied ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Improved night sighting under 85% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 85% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
xAK Mary Livanos collides with LCI-222 at 109 , 94
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Yudachi collides with DD Shirakumo at 109 , 94
Range closes to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake-Suitei: 1 destroyed
E8N2 Dave: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 3 destroyed

Japanese Ships

CA Tone
CA Mogami
, Shell hits 17, and is sunk
DD Kagero
DD Umikaze
, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Mikazuki, Shell hits 1
DD Matsukaze, Shell hits 1
DD Akikaze

Allied Ships

CA San Francisco, Shell hits 3
CA Quincy, Shell hits 1
CA Vincennes, Shell hits 1
CA Baltimore, Shell hits 25, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DD O'Bannon
DD Pringle
DD Radford
, Shell hits 1
DD Renshaw, Shell hits 7, heavy fires
APA William P Biddle
APA Ormsby
APA Bolivar
APA Callaway
APA Cambria
AP Hermitage~
AP Santa Paula
xAP President Johnson
, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA Doyen
AP President Taylor
xAP Arawa
, Shell hits 3
xAP Duntroon
xAK Bellerophon
xAP Waiotapu
xAP Diomed
xAP Cap St Jacques
xAP Zvir
xAP Adelong
xAP Aeon
xAP Allara
xAP Dilga
xAK Sampan
xAP Cape Greig
xAP Cape Chalmers
xAP Cape Meredith
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Cape Perpetua
xAP Cape Cleare
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Cape San Juan
xAP Santa Isabel
xAP George H Williams
AK Henry Dodge
, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Henry Durant
AK Henry L Hoyt
AK Ina Coolbrith
, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Jacob Riis
AK James Harlan
AK James Oliver
AK James Withycombe
AK John A Johnson
AK John Alden
AK John Carroll
AK John Evans
AK John P Gaines
, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
2276 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 83 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 54 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 18 (16 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 82 (80 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 89% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
AK Margaret Fuller collides with AK John P Gaines at 108 , 94
CA Baltimore engages CA Mogami at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
AP President Taylor collides with AK John P Gaines at 108 , 94
AK Sheldon Jackson collides with AK John P Gaines at 108 , 94
Range closes to 2,000 yards
APA William P Biddle collides with AK John P Gaines at 108 , 94
Range increases to 4,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

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

Japanese Ships

E Etoforu
E Oki
E Sagi


Allied Ships

CA San Francisco
CA Quincy
CA Vincennes
DD O'Bannon
DD Pringle
DD Radford
DD Renshaw
, heavy fires
APA William P Biddle
APA Ormsby
APA Bolivar
APA Callaway
APA Cambria
AP Hermitage~
AP Santa Paula
xAP President Johnson
, heavy fires, heavy damage
APA Doyen
AP President Taylor
xAP Arawa
xAP Duntroon
xAK Bellerophon
xAP Waiotapu
xAP Diomed
xAP Cap St Jacques
xAP Zvir
xAP Adelong
xAP Aeon
xAP Allara
xAP Dilga
xAK Sampan
xAP Cape Greig
xAP Cape Chalmers
xAP Cape Meredith
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Cape Perpetua
xAP Cape Cleare
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Cape San Juan
xAP Santa Isabel
xAP George H Williams
AK Henry Durant
AK Henry L Hoyt
AK Jacob Riis
AK James Harlan
AK James Oliver
AK James Withycombe
AK John A Johnson
AK John Alden
AK John Carroll
AK John Evans
AK John H Rosseter
AK John J Ingalls
AK John Owen
AK John T McMillan
AK Joseph Simon
AK Josiah Earl
AK Jubal A Early


Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 89% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 9,000 yards...
Range increases to 10,000 yards...
Range increases to 11,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 13,000 yards...
Range increases to 14,000 yards...
Range increases to 15,000 yards...
Range increases to 16,000 yards...
Range increases to 17,000 yards...
Range increases to 18,000 yards...
Range increases to 19,000 yards...
Range increases to 20,000 yards...
Range increases to 21,000 yards...
Range increases to 22,000 yards...
Range increases to 23,000 yards...
Range increases to 24,000 yards...
Range increases to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Allied Amphibious TF evades combat

Sub attack near Saipan at 109,94

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-178, hits 7, heavy damage

Allied Ships

APD Overton, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
APD Rathburne, on fire, heavy damage
DD Wadsworth

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

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
DD Natsugumo
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Ariake
DD Asagumo


Allied Ships

SS Shark~, hits 9

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

Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 9
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 2 damaged

Allied Ships

AM Strive, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DMS Trever

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tinian at 108,95

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 3 damaged

Allied Ships

CA Vincennes

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rota at 109,98


Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 6 damaged

Allied Ships

DD Grayson
xAK City of Elwood


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tinian at 108,95


Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 2 damaged

Allied Ships

APA Cambria

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rota at 109,98

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 5 damaged

Allied Ships

xAK American Star, Bomb hits 1

Allied Deliberate attack Tinian

Attacking force 46974 troops, 1027 guns, 618 vehicles, Assault Value = 2324
Defending force 34141 troops, 352 guns, 201 vehicles, Assault Value = 896

Allied engineers reduce fortifications to 4

Allied adjusted assault: 1291
Japanese adjusted defense: 4619

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
973 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 67 destroyed, 52 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Guns lost 22 (2 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Vehicles lost 90 (85 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
8840 casualties reported
Squads: 375 destroyed, 335 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 83 disabled
Engineers: 44 destroyed, 83 disabled
Guns lost 207 (70 destroyed, 137 disabled)
Vehicles lost 37 (17 destroyed, 20 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
40th Infantry Div /7
37th Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
6MD 22nd Marine Regimental Combat Team
53rd (Sep) Inf.~ Regiment
1st Marine Division
2nd Marine Division
3rd Marine Division
627th~ Tank Destroyer Battalion
25th Infantry Division
102nd Cmbt Engineer Regiment
140th (Sep) Inf.~ Regiment
87th Mountain~ Rgt /1
145th Field Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
181st Field Artillery Battalion
I US Corps
6th Armoured~ Div /8

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




Repairs completed on DD Shiratsuyu at Hiroshima/Kure+, ship returned to service

Previous report of sinking of SS S-45 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Loss of CA Mogami on Nov 08, 1943 is admitted

E Mikura arrives at Yokohama=+
AMc Shiratori Maru arrives at Maizuru+
AMc Yusen Maru #16 arrives at Fukuoka=

CA Baltimore is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Nov 08, 1943
APD Overton is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 08, 1943
AM Strive is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 08, 1943
KV Cyclamen is reported to have been sunk near Perth - Fremantle on Aug 07, 1943
APA Feland is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Sep 07, 1943
AK Henry Dodge is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Nov 08, 1943
AK Ina Coolbrith is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Nov 08, 1943
AK John P Gaines is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Nov 08, 1943

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9 November 1943 - 9/12/2021 5:59:37 AM   
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9 November 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,94, Range 8,000 Yards


Japanese Ships

CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Chokai
DD Naganami
DD Yukikaze
DD Oshio
DD Hatsushimo
DD Akebono


Allied Ships

DMS Trever, Shell hits 4, and is sunk

Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 89% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...

Night Time Surface Combat, near Saipan at 109,95, Range 9,000 Yards

Japanese Ships

CA Takao, Shell hits 3
CA Atago
CA Chokai
, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Naganami
DD Yukikaze
DD Oshio
DD Hatsushimo
, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Akebono

Allied Ships

CA San Francisco
CA Quincy
CA Vincennes
, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD O'Bannon
DD Pringle
, Shell hits 1
DD Radford
DD Renshaw
APA William P Biddle
APA Ormsby
APA Bolivar
APA Callaway
APA Cambria
AP Hermitage~
AP Santa Paula
APA Doyen
AP President Taylor
xAP Arawa
xAP Duntroon
xAK Bellerophon
xAP Waiotapu
xAP Diomed
xAP Cap St Jacques
xAP Zvir
xAP Adelong
xAP Aeon
xAP Allara
xAP Dilga
xAK Sampan
xAP Cape Greig
xAP Cape Chalmers
xAP Cape Meredith
xAP Cape Newenham
xAP Cape Perpetua
xAP Cape Cleare
xAP Cape Johnson
, Shell hits 1
xAP Cape Mendocino
xAP Cape San Juan
xAP Santa Isabel
xAP George H Williams
AK Henry Durant
AK Henry L Hoyt
AK Jacob Riis
AK James Harlan
AK James Oliver
AK James Withycombe
AK John A Johnson
AK John Alden
AK John Carroll
AK John Evans
AK John H Rosseter
AK John J Ingalls
AK John Owen


Improved night sighting under 89% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions and 89% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
AK James Withycombe collides with AK Joseph Simon at 109 , 95
Range closes to 5,000 yards
AK Nicholas J Sinnott collides with AK John T McMillan at 109 , 95
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

E Hashidate
E Sado


Allied Ships

SS Wahoo, hits 6

Submarine attack near Saipan at 109,95

Japanese Ships

SS KM U-183, hits 20, and is sunk

Allied Ships

DD Renshaw
DD Pringle
DD O'Bannon
APA Cambria
AP President Taylor
AK William Prouse
AK S Hall Young
AK Nicholas J Sinnott
AK Margaret Fuller
AK Jubal A Early
AK Joseph Simon
AK John J Ingalls
AK John A Johnson
AK Henry L Hoyt
xAP Contessa
xAP Cape Johnson
xAP Cape Chalmers
xAP Adelong
xAP Duntroon
DD Radford
CA Vincennes
CA Quincy


SS KM U-183 is sighted by escort
SS KM U-183 forced to surface!
CA Vincennes firing on surfaced sub ....
CA Quincy firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

Submarine attack near Tinian at 108,95

Japanese Ships

SS I-164

Allied Ships

CA Vincennes, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 19
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 4
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 12
N1K1J George-Shiden x 25
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 56

Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 1
F6F-3 Hellcat x 27
SBD-4 Dauntless x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
J2M2 Jack-Raiden: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 7 destroyed
SBD-4 Dauntless: 10 destroyed

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 2
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 43
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 5
N1K1J George-Shiden x 36
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 38

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell_ x 6
B-25G Mitchell_ x 4
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 18
F4U-1 Corsair x 6
F4U-1A Corsair x 6
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5a Zero-Reisen: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 2 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 4 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed by flak
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships

CA Chokai
DD Hatsukaze
DD Hibiki
DD Onami


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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 3
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 29
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 2
N1K1J George-Shiden x 25
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 29

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero-Reisen x 2
A6M5a Zero-Reisen x 29
J2M2 Jack-Raiden x 2
N1K1J George-Shiden x 26
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate x 26

Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell_ x 5
F4U-1A Corsair x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K1J George-Shiden: 1 destroyed
Ki-84a Frank-Hayate: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships

SC Ch-2, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
SC Ch-6

Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 105,95

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

LCI-222
APD Rathburne
, Bomb hits 1, heavy damage

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1681 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 854
Defending force 41208 troops, 956 guns, 660 vehicles, Assault Value = 1563

Allied ground losses:
69 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

PACIFIC

Sub attack near Truk at 117,101


Japanese Ships

SS I-174

Allied Ships

APA Harry Lee, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Truk at 117,101

Japanese Ships

SS I-174

Allied Ships

AP Etolin, Torpedo hits 3, heavy damage

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

Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 113,101

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 22

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 17 damaged

Allied Ships

DD Duncan
CL Marblehead
, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AKA Castor", Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AKA Alhena, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Ganges

Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 113,101

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

CL Marblehead, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Clan Macgillivray

Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 113,101

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

xAK American Star, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AKA Mercury, Torpedo hits 1, on fire

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Marcus Island at 118,95

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 4 damaged
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

APD Dent
APD Kennison
, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

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

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Truk at 113,101

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

DD McCalla

PHILIPPINES

Sub attack near Puerto Princesa at 72,80

Japanese Ships

E W-21

Allied Ships

SS Grayback~, hits 1

CHINA

Ground combat at Lanchow

Japanese Deliberate attack


Attacking force 13093 troops, 132 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 544
Defending force 3627 troops, 49 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

Japanese adjusted assault: 456
Allied adjusted defense: 35

Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1232 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (12 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
13th Division
63rd/A Division

Defending units:
4th Chinese Cavalry
5th Chinese Cavalry








DD Mutsuki in ARD Meyungs ARD at Babeldaob

2LT Inoue T. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Inoue T. of 244th Sentai attains ace status!!
PO1 Ide, S. of Yokosuka Ku S-1/C is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Ide, S. of Yokosuka Ku S-1/C attains ace status!!
PO2 Okano, H. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 10
WO Emura P. of 244th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Emura P. of 244th Sentai attains ace status!!
PO1 Araki M. of 201 Ku S-1Det' is credited with kill number 10
PO1 Kawabata S. of 201 Ku S-1' is credited with kill number 10
WO Hanzawa W. of 50th Sentai is credited with kill number 10
WO Ishimori A. of 50th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Ishimori A. of 50th Sentai attains ace status!!
PO2 Atake, T. of Yokosuka Ku S-1/C is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Atake, T. of Yokosuka Ku S-1/C attains ace status!!

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

Loss of APD PB-39 (Tade) on Oct 21, 1943 is admitted
Loss of SC Ch-2 on Nov 09, 1943 is admitted
Loss of AMC KM HSK-9 Michel on Sep 15, 1943 is admitted
Loss of SS KM U-183 on Nov 09, 1943 is admitted

DMS Trever is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 09, 1943
AKA Alhena is reported to have been sunk near Truk on Nov 09, 1943
AP Etolin is reported to have been sunk near Truk on Nov 09, 1943
xAK Maridal is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Feb 12, 1943

9th Fleet arrives at Truk

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Post #: 978
10 November 1943 - 9/12/2021 6:10:01 AM   
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10 November 1943

PACIFIC

ASW attack near San Francisco at 211,84


Japanese Ships

SS I-1, hits 9

Allied Ships

TK Vera
TK Seirstad
TK Cities S Boston
TK Emidio
TK David McKelvy
TK Mission Purisima
DD Schroeder


MARIANAS ISLANDS

ASW attack near Guam at 106,95


Japanese Ships

DD Akigumo
CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
DD Tamanami
DD Ariake
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo


Allied Ships

SS Gar~, hits 4

Sub attack near Guam at 106,95

Japanese Ships

DD Ariake
CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
DD Akigumo
DD Tamanami
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo


Allied Ships

SS Gar~, hits 6, heavy damage

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 35 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 2 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 25 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 3 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 53 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 9 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 18 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 25 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 26 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 11 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 16 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 3 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma


Allied ground losses:
593 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 64 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 40 (6 destroyed, 34 disabled)
Vehicles lost 32 (2 destroyed, 30 disabled)

Airbase hits 28
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 53

Sub attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

PB Sumire, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships

SS Wahoo

Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 112,95

Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

AK John T McMillan, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
AK Margaret Fuller, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

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

Morning Air attack on TF, near Guam at 106,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 3 damaged
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

DD Wadsworth
LCI-222


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Pagan at 115,91

Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

xAP Cape Cleare, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
AK Marina Raskova, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
2514 casualties reported
Squads: 93 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 135 destroyed, 80 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 73 (73 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 93 (73 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 112,95

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 3 damaged

Allied Ships

AK John T McMillan, heavy damage

ASW attack near Tinian at 108,94

Japanese Ships

DD Onami
DD Hibiki


Allied Ships

SS Skipjack~, hits 8, heavy damage

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 861
Defending force 41191 troops, 952 guns, 658 vehicles, Assault Value = 1566

Allied ground losses:
88 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (2 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)




SC CHa-71 arrives at Maizuru+
SC CHa-74 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo=+

xAK Tak Sang is reported to have been sunk near Bombay on Sep 16, 1943
xAK Shirala is reported to have been sunk near Ramree Island on Oct 26, 1942
xAP Cape Cleare is reported to have been sunk near Pagan on Nov 10, 1943
AK Marina Raskova is reported to have been sunk near Pagan on Nov 10, 1943

2nd Amphibious Brigade arrives at Fukuoka=

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Post #: 979
11 November 1943 - 9/12/2021 6:22:08 AM   
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11 November 1943

MALAYA

Sub attack near Victoria Point at 49,65


Japanese Ships

xAP Hakozaki Maru
AK Mexico Maru
AK Shinanogawa Maru
xAP Taizan Maru-
xAP Aikoku Maru
xAK Kyusyu Maru
E Kunashiri


Allied Ships

SS Trespasser, hits 1

PACIFIC

ASW attack near Marcus Island at 123,86


Japanese Ships

SS I-176, hits 1

Allied Ships

DD Spence
AK Donald MacLean
AK David Dudley Field
AK Daniel Drake
AK Charles M Russell
AK B F Shaw


Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 116,100

Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 2 damaged

Allied Ships

AKA Castor", heavy damage

Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 116,100

Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 6

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 4 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships

CL Marblehead, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AKA Castor", Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Morning Air attack on TF, near Truk at 116,100

Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships

xAK American Star, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Submarine attack near Saipan at 112,95


Japanese Ships

SS I-160

Allied Ships

AK John T McMillan, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Night Naval bombardment of Guam

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 11 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 6 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 8 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 6 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 16 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 13 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 13 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 8 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 15 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Yamashiro

Allied ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 24 (5 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

Submarine attack near Saipan at 114,94

Japanese Ships

SS I-160

Allied Ships

AK Nicholas J Sinnott, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 114,94

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

AK James Withycombe, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

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

Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 113,95


Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 2 damaged

Allied Ships

AK Margaret Fuller, heavy damage

Submarine attack near Saipan at 114,94

Japanese Ships

SS I-160

Allied Ships

AK Sheldon Jackson, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

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

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 864
Defending force 41174 troops, 949 guns, 656 vehicles, Assault Value = 1566

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

HOME ISLANDS

Sub attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 100,60


Japanese Ships

xAK Denmark Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Celebes Maru
xAK Toba Maru
xAK Lyons Maru
xAK Yamagata Maru
SC Ch-34


Allied Ships

SS Rasher

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12 November 1943 - 9/12/2021 6:27:15 AM   
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12 November 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 18 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 39 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 5 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 14 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 destroyed on ground
F6F-3 Hellcat: 17 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 15 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 38 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 59 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-3 Dauntless: 7 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 damaged
SBD-5 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 7 damaged
F4U-1 Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1A Corsair: 18 damaged
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed on ground
ZPK: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

BB Hyuga
BB Ise


Allied ground losses:
350 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 44 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 11 (4 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 13 (3 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 17
Port hits 1

Morning Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 114,94

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 1 damaged
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

AK Margaret Fuller, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 114,93

Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 2 damaged

Allied Ships

AK James Withycombe, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
659 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 17 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 33 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 5 (5 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 14 (14 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Saipan at 114,94

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 1 damaged

Allied Ships

AK Margaret Fuller, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 49 (44 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 870
Defending force 41220 troops, 946 guns, 653 vehicles, Assault Value = 1577

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

PACIFIC

Submarine attack near Marcus Island at 124,93


Japanese Ships

SS I-166

Allied Ships

APA Neville, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage





Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-2
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-1

Repairs completed on CL Yura at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hatsuzuki at Manila, ship returned to service

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

SC Ch-51 arrives at Kumamoto=

Loss of CVL Shoho on Nov 05, 1943 is admitted

APA Neville is reported to have been sunk near Marcus Island on Nov 12, 1943
APA Elmore is reported to have been sunk near Kure Island on Sep 15, 1943
AP Matsonia is reported to have been sunk near Tinian on Aug 29, 1943
AK James Withycombe is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 12, 1943
AK Margaret Fuller is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Nov 12, 1943

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13 November 1943 - 9/12/2021 6:34:29 AM   
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13 November 1943

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5A Catalina: 16 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 7 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 7 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 18 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed on ground
F4U-1 Corsair: 8 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 20 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
B-25G Mitchell_: 7 damaged
B-25G Mitchell_: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-5 Dauntless: 4 damaged
F6F-3 Hellcat: 13 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships

CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Tone


Allied ground losses:
379 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 40 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (5 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 17

Sub attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

DD Asagumo
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Tone
DD Tamanami
DD Natsugumo


Allied Ships

SS Thresher~, hits 11

ASW attack near Saipan at 108,93

Japanese Ships

E Maeshima

Allied Ships

SS Thresher~, hits 7, heavy damage

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1686 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 872
Defending force 41211 troops, 943 guns, 653 vehicles, Assault Value = 1583

Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Allied Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 480 troops, 43 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 1582
Defending force 33947 troops, 352 guns, 201 vehicles, Assault Value = 872

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 16 (15 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)

PACIFIC

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Truk at 113,102


Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

DD Wadsworth
APD Rathburne
, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Truk at 113,102

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty-Rikko x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 2 damaged
G4M1 Betty-Rikko: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships

DD Wadsworth
LCI-222


Submarine attack near Eniwetok at 121,97

Japanese Ships

SS I-4

Allied Ships

APD Kennison, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

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

CHINA

Japanese Deliberate attack at Pingsiang


Attacking force 13311 troops, 207 guns, 236 vehicles, Assault Value = 594
Defending force 78838 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2211

Japanese adjusted assault: 236
Allied adjusted defense: 539

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
1126 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 191 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 21 (1 destroyed, 20 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
943 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
23rd Ind.Mixed Brigade
3rd Tank Division
104th/B Division
2nd Ind. Field Artillery Regiment

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






Task Force 9 lays defensive minefield at Ulithi

Repairs completed on DD Takanami at Saipan, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-22_ at Tokyo=, ship returned to service

DD Hatsuzuki beginning refit in shipyard at Manila

APD Kennison is reported to have been sunk near Eniwetok on Nov 13, 1943
APD Rathburne is reported to have been sunk near Truk on Nov 13, 1943
xAKL Generaal van Geen is reported to have been sunk near Woodlark Island on Mar 19, 1943

MTB G-155 arrives at Kobe=

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MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5A Catalina: 27 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 21 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Nachi
CA Atago


Allied ground losses:
159 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13
Port supply hits 2

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1686 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 1311
Defending force 41003 troops, 926 guns, 649 vehicles, Assault Value = 1585

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

Allied Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 360 troops, 30 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 1582
Defending force 40730 troops, 392 guns, 203 vehicles, Assault Value = 1311

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 9 (6 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

PACIFIC

Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Truk at 117,98


Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Japanese aircraft
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y1 Frances-Ginga: 2 damaged

Allied Ships

LCI-222, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Wadsworth





Repairs completed on DD Asagiri at Manila, ship returned to service

Aircraft A6M5c Zero-Reisen advances R&D

Previous report of sinking of CVL Independence incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service

Repairs completed on SC CHa-46 at Maizuru+, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SC CHa-47 at Maizuru+, ship returned to service

LCI-222 is reported to have been sunk near Truk on Nov 14, 1943
xAK Howell Lykes is reported to have been sunk near Saipan on Aug 24, 1943

MTB G-157 arrives at Shimonoseki
34th Ind.Mixed Brigade arrives at Tokyo=

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15 November 1943 - 9/12/2021 6:40:08 AM   
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15 November 1944

MARIANAS ISLANDS

Night Naval bombardment of Guam


Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5 Catalina: 10 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell_: 12 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 10 damaged

Japanese Ships

CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Tone
DD Susuzuki


Allied Ships

CA Vincennes, Shell hits 1

Allied ground losses:
332 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (4 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 26
Port hits 1

Japanese Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 1698 troops, 80 guns, 74 vehicles, Assault Value = 1318
Defending force 40961 troops, 915 guns, 648 vehicles, Assault Value = 1588

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

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

Allied Bombardment attack at Tinian

Attacking force 336 troops, 25 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 1585
Defending force 45149 troops, 483 guns, 207 vehicles, Assault Value = 1318

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

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

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