From: The Coastal Elite
April 10th, 1944
The turn is in, all in all a good day, though some bombers do get through my CAP to bomb my CVEs, more worrying are the torpedoes that hit. 4 CVEs are damaged to soe significant degree which, all things considered, I'm happy with. Japanese strike aircraft are very, very significantly degraded. Even better, John's SCTFs should have used up a LOT of ammo in engaging my PTs. If I were John, I'd retreat. Knowing John, he might not retreat and his email certainly gives off that vibe, but who knows. I wonder how much recon he has of my SCTFs and not just my carriers. If he just thinks my carriers are there, he might try to move up for some surface action. I'll probably have my slow BB's accompany my damaged CVEs back to Pearl and move forward with my undamaged CVEs, CV/CVL, and my CA/DD, DD, and Fast BB/DD SCTFs.