From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
6/15/42 to 6/18/42
China: MLR remains intact. Japanese just advanced to take Liuchow, over near Vietnam, but it was garrisoned by only an HQ unit for more than a month. More landings at Wenchow = more Japanese units with heavy disablements. Dave could offload these units at Hangchow and they'd arrive in Wenchow safely via the good road, but he must think that by landing he's eating up Chinese supply via auto-bombardments.
Burma: The cadre of 6th Aussie Div. is close to making it into the jungle where it'll have an open path of retreat. For the first time, Dave's bombers hit it to slow it today. At this rate it needs two or three days to clear the hex. He has a cav regiment chasing it but it probably won't arrive in time (if it does, and if it succeeds in attacking, my guys might or might not retreat in a helpful direction). Elsewhere, Dave's advance army took Myitkyina, which my guys evacuated.
Bay of Bengal: Repeated sightings of a large enemy TF at Georgetown. No sign of carriers in weeks. Lots of subs working around Colombo, Trivandrum, Diego Garcia. They've sunk two TK and one xAK in recent days. A few enemy subs have been roughed up. DS is disbanded at Colombo, it's air squadrons having just upgraded at Madras and the DDs and two CVs likewise have upgraded. Dave knows or suspects they're here but for the moment I like this position. Under strong LBA CAP the threat of effective enemy air strike is small and max protection is afforded for Ceylon. I might contest any enemy move into the immediate vicinity.
Singapore: No enemy attacks. Supply at 101k. I think the garrison will hold until well into July, perhaps later.
Oz: Darwin fell on the 14th, but the forts (and a sub) took out some enemy ships. I had withdrawn most of the units from there and nearby bases. Dave picked up on that via recon. He probably thought Darwin would be easy pickings but it wasn't. I didn't do that on purpose but it proved a lucky choice.
Pacific: Enemy subs nosing around Noumea, Efate, Christmas Island and between Pearl and San Diego. Most of these have been in these areas for weeks or months. No other major stirrings by the enemy. I'm working a plan to base patrols at Kure Island supported by AVD. Eventually, I may withdraw the Midway base force and insert a tank unit in its place.
Aleutians: SigInt of an enemy support unit prepping for Adak. I have small garrisons there and at Dutch Harbor. Kodiak and the Anchorage triangle are more strongly protected.
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