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RE: 15 Oct 42 reports - 6/15/2020 9:39:24 PM   
jdsrae


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I think my fast transport stuff up happened over two turns.
First turn, the CAs moved to Milne and picked up the Air HQ.
It then moved to Port Moresby rather than back to Rabaul.

Next turn the TF is sitting at PM loaded with the Air HQ with allied task forces spotted nearby and allied CV task force inbound...
Ordered to max speed run back to Rabaul, the Air HQ was unloaded at PM first, then the TF ran through a number of skirmishes with USN DDs, torpedoes going everywhere.

End result was the 23rd Air HQ is at PM, the worst possible place for it right now...
A few dings in IJN ships from 5” shells and one USN DD heavily damaged.
CA task force is safe back at Rabaul just in time, as allied carriers are back near PM.
Allied BB task force is about to hit PM again tomorrow too.

Plenty of action in SEAF at the moment, even though most of it today was unintentional!

Will try to post industry summary after I finish orders tonight.

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RE: 15 Oct 42 reports - 6/15/2020 9:42:30 PM   
jdsrae


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On the plus side, about 30x unescorted B25s were shot down over Dimapur.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 15, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 97,131, Range 12,000 Yards – Round 1 of the Battle of the Lost Heavy Cruisers… I assume that the relatively poor showing is because they were set to Fast Transport orders, but they let rip with plenty of ammunition.
CA Takao, Shell hits 1
CA Atago, Shell hits 1
CA Maya, Shell hits 1
CA Chokai
DD Oyashio
DD Natsushio
DD Hayashio
DD Urakaze, Shell hits 1
DD Tanikaze, Shell hits 1
Allied Ships
DD Bagley
DD Blue
DD Jarvis, Shell hits 1
DD Craven, Shell hits 1, on fire
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 32% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Craven at 12,000 yards – all 4x IJN CAs kick off the action
CA Maya engages DD Craven at 12,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Craven at 12,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD Craven at 12,000 yards
DD Craven engages DD Tanikaze at 12,000 yards – USN DDs respond but target the IJN DDs
DD Craven engages DD Urakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Craven at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Craven at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Chokai engages DD Craven at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Jarvis at 9,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Craven at 9,000 yards
DD Urakaze engages DD Bagley at 9,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Jarvis at 9,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Jarvis at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Craven at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Craven at 7,000 yards
DD Urakaze engages DD Jarvis at 7,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Craven at 7,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD Craven at 7,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Jarvis at 7,000 yards
DD Urakaze engages DD Jarvis at 7,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Jarvis at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards – reports of lots of torpedoes in the water but I couldn’t tell who had fired them at what.
DD Craven engages DD Oyashio at 6,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Craven at 6,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Craven at 6,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD Jarvis at 6,000 yards
DD Craven engages DD Tanikaze at 6,000 yards
DD Urakaze engages DD Craven at 6,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages DD Hayashio at 6,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages DD Oyashio at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Craven engages DD Tanikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages CA Maya at 9,000 yards – first engagement of USN DDs at the CAs
CA Atago engages DD Craven at 9,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD Craven at 9,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages DD Tanikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hayashio engages DD Jarvis at 9,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages DD Natsushio at 9,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Jarvis at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Craven engages DD Natsushio at 12,000 yards
CA Maya engages DD Craven at 12,000 yards
CA Atago engages DD Craven at 12,000 yards
CA Takao engages DD Craven at 12,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages DD Tanikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages DD Urakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Jarvis at 12,000 yards
DD Jarvis engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape – quite what the allies will think of this is uncertain. It may lull them into a false sense of superiority of IJN surface forces?!
Task forces break off...
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,132
SS I-29
Allied Ships
DD Drayton
DD Cummings
DD Case
DD Lamson
SS I-29 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Drayton
I-29 diving deep ....
DD Lamson attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,132, Range 12,000 Yards – Round 2, similar result. Just the hits shown here, similar battle pattern as Round 1 above.
CA Maya, Shell hits 1
Allied Ships
DD Bagley, Shell hits 1
DD Blue, Shell hits 1
DD Jarvis
DD Craven, Shell hits 2, on fire
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,132, Range 12,000 Yards – Round 3, no hits on the IJN task force.
Allied Ships
DD Blue, Shell hits 1
DD Craven, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
Hopefully USS Craven is a goner, or subs pick it off on the way home.
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Sub attack near Perth at 43,147
SS I-32
Allied Ships
DD Le Triomphant – one day this DD will be hit, one day…
SS I-32 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Le Triomphant
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Sub attack near Christmas Island at 177,136 – that’s Christmas Island, PO
SS I-15
Allied Ships
DD Bancroft
SS I-15 launches 2 torpedoes
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
SC Ch 15
Allied Ships
SS KX
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Sub attack near Christmas Island at 176,137
SS I-18, hits 1
Allied Ships
DD Bancroft
SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes
DD Bancroft attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59
SC CHa-10
SC CHa-13
Allied Ships
SS Sargo
SS Sargo launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-10
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Sub attack near Darwin at 76,124 – danger here, as this task force is an extraction task force for 16th Army units. If the allies scramble carriers and/or surface combat task forces here I have nothing but a few Nells to counter them… Long range naval search is out to try and spot anything moving to interfere. Fingers are crossed that there is enough action in the Coral Sea for the allies to stay away from this part of the map for at least a few more days.
DMS W-14
AK Zenyo Maru
xAP Baikal Maru
xAP Ussuri Maru
xAP Keihuku Maru
DMS W-15
Allied Ships
SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-14
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Sub attack near Rabaul at 106,127
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 19
SC Ch 18
Allied Ships
SS Porpoise
SS Porpoise launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 16
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Morning Air attack on 53rd Chinese Corps, at 77,46 , near Chungking
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Morning Air attack on 77th Coast AA Regiment, at 80,133 , near Groote Eylandt
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Also attacking 754th Tank Battalion ...
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Morning Air attack on NW Australia Base Force, at 76,131 (Daly Waters)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 10 damaged – time to stop bombing Daly Waters airfield, as supply seems to be flowing there now… Enough to keep feeding the Heavy AA Regt anyway. There are other targets in the open that the Sallys can go after.
Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Also attacking 13th Australian Hvy AA Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on 18th Chinese Corps, at 79,47 , near Patung
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Morning Air attack on 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
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Morning Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 101st RAF Base Force, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on 56th Division, at 62,38 (Dimapur)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 30
B-25C Mitchell: 16 destroyed, 5 damaged – crunch!
CrackSabbath emailed that he is frustrated that these B25s keep flying unescorted, and has paid the price for his stubbornness in not standing them down. He takes things like this on the chin though, so I won’t rub it in too much. His B25s made a few IJAAF aces today though!
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (29 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
44th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
73rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Also attacking 15th Army ...
Also attacking 56th Division ...
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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd USMC Parachute Battalion, at 96,127 (Terapo) – recon bombing as I noticed that Terapo had flipped. I could counter strike with the Yokosuka Paras, but they are still out near Tarawa somewhere. I will leave this base to the allies but keep recon eyes on it in case these Paras try a long range march across the Owen Stanleys towards Lae.
A6M2-N Rufe x 4
G3M3 Nell x 9
G3M3 Nell: 4 damaged
Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on 32nd Infantry Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
A6M2 Zero x 16
G3M2 Nell x 13
G4M1 Betty x 20
Allied ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 5000 feet
13 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 5000 feet
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 5000 feet
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
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Afternoon Air attack on 32nd Infantry Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
A6M2 Zero x 25
G4M1 Betty x 13
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Afternoon Air attack on 34th Combat Engineer Regiment, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
A6M2 Zero x 17
G3M3 Nell x 9
G4M1 Betty x 7
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Also attacking 32nd Infantry Division ...
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Afternoon Air attack on 26th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Afternoon Air attack on 26th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Chinese Corps, at 70,48 , near Kunming
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
SC Ch 15
SC Ch 14
Allied Ships
SS KX
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12787 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 460
Defending force 11509 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 101
Japanese adjusted assault: 425
Allied adjusted defense: 31
Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
338 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 40 disabled – raw AC should be about 60-ish tomorrow
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Assaulting units:
34th Division
Defending units:
46th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5829 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1327
Defending force 72396 troops, 254 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2557
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5206 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
Defending force 17361 troops, 125 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 652
Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 87,41 (near Tsiaotso)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 30225 troops, 290 guns, 105 vehicles, Assault Value = 1051
Defending force 7802 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13
Japanese adjusted assault: 1206
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 301 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Japanese ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses: Only support squads left by the looks of this
1464 casualties reported
Squads: 158 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 139 disabled
Assaulting units:
37th Division
41st Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Defending units:
1st Chinese Corps
36th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12843 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 455
Defending force 19953 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 444
Japanese adjusted assault: 406
Allied adjusted defense: 232
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
255 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 9 disabled
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Mongol Garrison Army
Defending units: still moving west
42nd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
36th Group Army
18th Group Army
34th Group Army
96th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 78
Defending force 7207 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 68
Allied adjusted defense: 5
Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
253 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2883 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 96
Defending force 4107 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127
Japanese adjusted assault: 99
Allied adjusted defense: 16
Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 15, 42
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a KV Class class SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
WO Fukudome T. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Ryuzaki M. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Saito W. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Miyabe P. of 44th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Kawahara J. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Shibayama O. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Ryuzaki D. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Shibayama O. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Bunkichi C. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
2LT Hashiguchi M. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Ryuzaki M. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Taniguchi R. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Uchida S. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Uchida S. of 11th Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Yoshioka, Y. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Kawahara W. of 44th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
E13A1 Jake from 21st Ku T-1 attacking a Electric Boat S-42 class SS at 111,109 an Allied DD is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from 31 Ku T-1 attacking SS Saury at 111,108 SS Saury is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Nagara-1 attacking SS KX at 106,124 SS KX is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 95th Sentai attacking SS Spearfish at 112,62 SS Spearfish is reported HIT
Yokohama/Yokosuka expands airfield to size 8
Canton expands fortifications to size 5
Chungking expands airfield to size 5 – more engineers arriving here from Chengtu within the next few days, to maximise the points in the bank from Chungking. Pity that I will probably lose the points for Port Moresby soon…
Soerakarta expands airfield to size 3
Ace pilot Kanai, M. of 11th Sentai is promoted to CPT
11th/A Division - some devices have been upgraded at Chungking
Previous report of sinking of CA Louisville incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service


< Message edited by jdsrae -- 6/16/2020 2:32:52 PM >


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16 Oct 42 reports - 6/16/2020 2:15:52 PM   
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Relatively quiet turn.

Allied CV, BB and ASW task forces spotted between Cairns and Port Moresby.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 16, 42
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ASW attack near Saishu To at 99,56
SC Ch 23
SC Ch 26
Allied Ships
SS Thresher
SS Thresher is located by SC Ch 23
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ASW attack near Tulagi at 114,137
PB Kunitu Maru
Allied Ships
SS S-42
SS S-42 is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Lautem at 74,114
PB Shosei Maru
AK Kosei Maru
Allied Ships
SS Halibut
SS Halibut launches 2 torpedoes at PB Shosei Maru
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,132
SS I-29
Allied Ships
DD Lamson
DD Cummings
DD Case
SS I-29 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Lamson
DD Lamson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lamson is out of ASW ammo
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 53rd Chinese Corps, at 77,46 , near Chungking
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Morning Air attack on 77th Coast AA Regiment, at 80,133 , near Groote Eylandt
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on 2/8th Armoured Regiment, at 76,132 , near Daly Waters
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Also attacking 2nd Australian Army ...
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Morning Air attack on 59th Chinese Corps, at 79,47 , near Patung
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Morning Air attack on 26th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 35th Group Army, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 6th Chinese Corps, at 70,48 , near Kunming
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Morning Air attack on 9th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Afternoon Air attack on 34th Combat Engineer Regiment, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
A6M2 Zero x 33
G3M2 Nell x 13
G3M3 Nell x 18
G4M1 Betty x 10
G3M3 Nell: 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Also attacking 32nd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
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Afternoon Air attack on 34th Combat Engineer Regiment, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
A6M2 Zero x 28
G4M1 Betty x 17
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Sub attack near Christmas Island at 178,134
SS I-15
Allied Ships
DD Hammann
SS I-15 launches 4 torpedoes
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ASW attack near Shortlands at 109,131
AMc Fukkai Maru – my favourite AMc lands a few blows on USS S-31!
Allied Ships
SS S-31, hits 2
SS S-31 is sighted by escort
S-31 bottoming out ....
AMc Fukkai Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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Ground combat at 70,48 (near Kunming)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 5441 troops, 42 guns, 157 vehicles, Assault Value = 236
Defending force 3198 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 85
Japanese adjusted assault: 185
Allied adjusted defense: 22
Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Japanese ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
1293 casualties reported
Squads: 65 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 60 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 3 – SE towards Nanning
Assaulting units:
12th Tank Regiment
19th/C Division
Defending units:
72nd Chinese Corps
41st Chinese Corps
6th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5838 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1353
Defending force 72388 troops, 252 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2557
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5206 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
Defending force 17240 troops, 124 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 638
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Ground combat at 87,41 (near Tsiaotso)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 30275 troops, 290 guns, 105 vehicles, Assault Value = 1057
Defending force 6298 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
Japanese adjusted assault: 565
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 565 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Japanese ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Allied ground losses:
7179 casualties reported
Squads: 180 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 927 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 2 – finally this hex is clear! This was one of the first battles of the war to start, now over.
Assaulting units: 1st Army will now concentrate at Tsiaotso, but has to move cross-country to get there. Probably take about 12 days to get there. About 80k enemy troops are in Tsiaotso, with a little bit of daily supply production. It could be a messy affair until the supply runs out.
41st Division
37th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
1st Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
Defending units:
36th Chinese Corps
1st Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 952 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 80
Defending force 6878 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 61
Allied adjusted defense: 5
Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-)
Allied ground losses:
266 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Bombardment attack – allies might be short of supply, but not for long as the allied BB task force looks to be coming back and reinforcements won’t be far behind.
Attacking force 19397 troops, 420 guns, 410 vehicles, Assault Value = 681
Defending force 11472 troops, 96 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 291
Japanese ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
32nd Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
Defending units:
66th Infantry Group
10th Garrison Unit
84th Naval Guard Unit
23rd Air Flotilla – this unit should not be here… I spent 15 PP to replace the RADM with good Air Skill for a RADM who has mediocre skills across the board, so it won’t matter if he doesn’t survive the march to Buna via Kokoda…
38th Field AA Battalion
6th JNAF AF Unit
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2884 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 96
Defending force 4055 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 123
Japanese adjusted assault: 96
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses: This could take a while…
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 16, 42
Repairs completed on SS I-5 at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Urato Maru at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Trout at 100,58 SS Trout is reported HIT
6 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 23rd Air Flotilla from Port Moresby to Manus Island
22 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 23rd Air Flotilla from Port Moresby
9 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Army from Darwin to Dili
9 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Army from Darwin
9 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Army from Darwin
9 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 16th Army from Darwin
9 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 16th Army from Darwin
17 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Shikuka expands airfield to size 4
Warazup expands airfield to size 4
Regina expands airfield to size 7
Aircraft A6M5c Zero advances R&D – to 12/43 and closing at 3 months per month. That should get the A6M5c into production in about 5 months, so March 1943.
Ace pilot Kurosawa, S. of Hiryu-1 is promoted to CPO
11th/B Division - some devices have been upgraded at Chungking – IJA Divisions are recovering very quickly at Chungking, with plenty of supply and HQ CEA still there to assist. About half the assault Divisions have fully recovered and some have started moving towards the Bengal Front. Others will depart Chungking once they are 100% recovered and all AT guns have upgraded to 47mm.
11th/C Division - some devices have been upgraded at Chungking
10th/A Division - some devices have been upgraded at Chungking
10th/B Division - some devices have been upgraded at Chungking
10th/C Division - some devices have been upgraded at Chungking
104th/A Division - some devices have been upgraded at Canton – 68th/A Div has arrived which releases this fraction to move to the Battles of Pakhoi/Nanning.
104th/B Division - some devices have been upgraded at Canton
SS I-21 available for service in damaged state at Rabaul – this is the plucky little sub that took on 4x RAN corvettes a few weeks ago and won. It won’t stay long at Rabaul as things are getting a bit hot, but will remove a few points of damage then head for Truk.
66th Sentai arrives at Shanghai – fighters moving from Manchukuo towards Bengal
65th Sentai arrives at Tuyun – Nicks moving from China towards Bengal  


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Size 30 researching now:
6x A6M5c at 12/43 +3% - will shift to the A6M8 once this arrives
5x Tojo IIc at 4/43 +83% - this would probably be too many Tojos if all went into production, so 3-4 of these might shift to more Ki-94 research
2x D4Y1 Judy at 4/43 +35% with two more close to repaired - 1 will build, 3 will research the next model
2x B6N2 Jill at 10/43 +3% with two more B6N1 close to repaired - as above
1x Ki-49-II Helen at 5/43 +8%

Other research factories repairing include the following (with other singles that I want to build some of not listed here):
4x A7M2 Sam
4x B7A2 Grace
8x N1K1-J George – the closest 28(2) should see research start soon
12x Ki-84a Frank – the best is 18(12)
4x Ki-94-II

This image is showing the next best research factories after the size 30s that are researching.

Pools of everything are tracking close to pre-war forecasts

Supply at Tokyo is 540k and rising slowly plus about 350k in other bases in Japan.





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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/16/2020 2:58:17 PM   
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Interesting Production Screen, a few comments:

--180 Refineries are turned off, not sure if that's intentional or not
--Is the Tojo IIc that important? Why research it? Sure, build it as a SR 1 fighter, but is it that much better than the IIa?
--I invested MORE in the D4Y line, because I wanted to pull the D4Y4 in early....SR of 1, and 800kg bomb. Maybe that's just my preference
--I invested LESS in the A6M line....not sure there is alot of difference once you get the A6M5, but curious what others think
--Is the B6N2 that important? I though that B6N is better than Kates, but not so much that you need to invest heavily...Kates are fine

Heavy investment in George/Frank makes sense

Will you build any Jack?

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Is Magwe oil producing? If not, why pull oil from Singapore to Rangoon and then have to haul fuel out? Or risk getting fuel destroyed at Rangoon on port attacks?

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/16/2020 9:15:44 PM   
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Interesting Production Screen, a few comments:

--180 Refineries are turned off, not sure if that's intentional or not
--Is the Tojo IIc that important? Why research it? Sure, build it as a SR 1 fighter, but is it that much better than the IIa?
--I invested MORE in the D4Y line, because I wanted to pull the D4Y4 in early....SR of 1, and 800kg bomb. Maybe that's just my preference
--I invested LESS in the A6M line....not sure there is alot of difference once you get the A6M5, but curious what others think
--Is the B6N2 that important? I though that B6N is better than Kates, but not so much that you need to invest heavily...Kates are fine

Heavy investment in George/Frank makes sense

Will you build any Jack?


1. I think the 180 refineries that are off is Urumchi, as an experiment to try and get the Oil to move to Port Arthur refineries
2. Tojo IIc has armour. I’m hoping that it reduces the number of pilots KIA
3. I didn’t want to have so many research factories on bombers that once in production it would over produce them. Just trying to find a balance of bringing them forward a decent amount but still only producing a moderate number. Even with lots of research on the D4Y4 when are you planning on it starting production? Must still be late 1943?
4. A6M5c is the first with armour. Same reason as going for Tojo IIc. Hoping it saves a few more lives of IJN pilots. Plan A didn’t have this many factories on the Zero line, but I must have made a last minute decision on 7 Dec 41 to up the Zero at the expense of the A7M2. I can’t remember why, but I probably figured that the KB would only be used when supported by land based CAP by the time the Sam arrives, whether it had 4, 6 or 8 factories on it.
5. B6N2 line. You might be right, but I think it’s a bit faster which would help punch through CAP quicker. The later one gets a radar from memory
6. No to the Jack. Figured it’s better to concentrate on the George for land based units

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/16/2020 9:25:34 PM   
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Is Magwe oil producing? If not, why pull oil from Singapore to Rangoon and then have to haul fuel out? Or risk getting fuel destroyed at Rangoon on port attacks?


Magwe Oil is producing at full capacity. The allies haven’t even tried to bomb it yet. Very sporting of them!
I think the only Oil that’s damaged is at Ledo, so that probably won’t be repaired.
I’d have to have excess supply in Bengal and push the allies bombers back from it about 20 hexes.
Rangoon hasn’t been bombed yet either.

Will see whether Calcutta can be captured when about 15 Infantry and 3 Tank Divs arrive from China.
Keeping supply up to this force will be interesting.
They will need to capture some supply or it will probably be counter-productive to the overall war effort.
There are a lot of allied infantry on the Burma India border now though, so the aim will be to trap and destroy them for points before they can escape.

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The allies land support troops and supply at PM.
Very large bombardment TF with lots of cruisers, amphib TF with more cruisers and USS Maryland as the flag.
CV task force in support.

Escorted Bettys and Nells break through the LRCAP and sink USS Maryland.
One CA plus one CLAA also hit by torps and reported sunk, but I’m not prepared to bank that CA.

Heavy losses in the air. About 80 planes lost or written off, but “only” 30 pilots KIA. Another 25 or so WIA.
I don’t recall seeing any MIA, probably because the action was all in the PM hex.

The allies get a 1:1 at PM and drop forts to 1...

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/17/2020 2:05:31 PM   
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Size 30 researching now:
6x A6M5c at 12/43 +3% - will shift to the A6M8 once this arrives
5x Tojo IIc at 4/43 +83% - this would probably be too many Tojos if all went into production, so 3-4 of these might shift to more Ki-94 research
2x D4Y1 Judy at 4/43 +35% with two more close to repaired - 1 will build, 3 will research the next model
2x B6N2 Jill at 10/43 +3% with two more B6N1 close to repaired - as above
1x Ki-49-II Helen at 5/43 +8%

Other research factories repairing include the following (with other singles that I want to build some of not listed here):
4x A7M2 Sam
4x B7A2 Grace
8x N1K1-J George – the closest 28(2) should see research start soon
12x Ki-84a Frank – the best is 18(12)
4x Ki-94-II



Heck with the Ki94II, you need way more on the Sam. 5 on Tojo IIc is ok, but the Sam is imho the most important Japanese plane to get early. I think Sam should have a minimum of 10 size 30 factories on it and I like to have more on Sam than on Frank.


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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/17/2020 2:11:20 PM   
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They will need to capture some supply or it will probably be counter-productive to the overall war effort.
There are a lot of allied infantry on the Burma India border now though, so the aim will be to trap and destroy them for points before they can escape.



You really need to keep the initiative, and if your Indian operation does that, then you are extending the time you have to ship resources from the SRA back and also prevented early bombings on Honshu as long as you don't get completely cut off down the road in Burma/India.

In addition, if you can trade VP then it will be a win win win. VP need to be managed as carefully as Japan's economy.

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/18/2020 9:16:58 PM   
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quote:

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Size 30 researching now:
6x A6M5c at 12/43 +3% - will shift to the A6M8 once this arrives
5x Tojo IIc at 4/43 +83% - this would probably be too many Tojos if all went into production, so 3-4 of these might shift to more Ki-94 research
2x D4Y1 Judy at 4/43 +35% with two more close to repaired - 1 will build, 3 will research the next model
2x B6N2 Jill at 10/43 +3% with two more B6N1 close to repaired - as above
1x Ki-49-II Helen at 5/43 +8%

Other research factories repairing include the following (with other singles that I want to build some of not listed here):
4x A7M2 Sam
4x B7A2 Grace
8x N1K1-J George – the closest 28(2) should see research start soon
12x Ki-84a Frank – the best is 18(12)
4x Ki-94-II



Heck with the Ki94II, you need way more on the Sam. 5 on Tojo IIc is ok, but the Sam is imho the most important Japanese plane to get early. I think Sam should have a minimum of 10 size 30 factories on it and I like to have more on Sam than on Frank.



Thanks Lowpe, I could shift more research to the Sam once the likes of Tojo IIc, A6M8 and Jill start production.
The A6M8 won’t be in service long before the Sam arrives anyway, even with the current plan.
Maybe I should switch the A6M5c factories to the Sam and not research the A6M8, just let it arrive on its historical due date.
I will run this option through my spreadsheets on the weekend but am leaning towards it.
A6M5c looks like being available in about Feb 43, so still plenty of time to re-tool those factories to help bring the Sam forward after that.

The only hesitation is that changing factories burns another 30k supply each, but investing something like 150-210k more supply into getting the Sam earlier might be worth it. I’ll see what the supply situation is once the Tojo IIc finishes. One other challenge with this would be telling the GENs that some of “their” research factories will be handed over to the IJN...

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/18/2020 9:40:54 PM   
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Think of how much supply is saved when the planes and their trained pilots survive. Think of fewer VPs lost and more gained with the better airframes.

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/19/2020 4:57:48 AM   
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Think of how much supply is saved when the planes and their trained pilots survive. Think of fewer VPs lost and more gained with the better airframes.


Not having to replace as many planes would certainly save some supply per plane.
I’ll check one day, but how many planes would have to be saved to make each 30k spent on a factory worth it?

I’m going to have to find some time this weekend to play around in my aircraft and engine spreadsheet again.
I’ve lost track of the version I’m up to!

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/19/2020 5:48:23 AM   
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Found it in Alfred’s “Honey, I seem to have shrunk the supply stockpile” post:

12 supply points for F, FB
15 supply points for DB TB FP FF
18 supply points for NF R
30 supply points for HB MB LB AB TPT PTL

So for every 30k supply to re-role a research factory it would need to save 2500 fighters to be worth it (if that was the only factor).

Fewer VPs and pilots lost, plus more VPs gained are the best reasons to build the later model aircraft.

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/19/2020 5:58:23 AM   
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Are you neglecting the cost of training pilots to the same quality as the losses? Plus the effect of a lower quality pilot?

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Are you neglecting the cost of training pilots to the same quality as the losses? Plus the effect of a lower quality pilot?


I figure I’d train those pilots anyway and build up a reserve pool.

Actually, if the trained pilot pool got big enough more fighter units would be available for front line service, which would cause them to burn more supply than if they were kept as training units.

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/19/2020 11:11:23 AM   
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Don't overlook the exp you give the other side pilots, and that cost as well. those higher exp pilots you have to face cost you more aircraft and pilots … hence more supply.

There is a limit, clearly, and a balance to be achieved. That is why I always suggest building the fewest aircraft that will get the job done in the early war, and then build as many of your final generation fighters that you can for the end war. Getting those final generation sooner helps in every facet of your strategy and tactics.

You are limited though, there are only so many RnD factories, so much supply. But Ki-84 and (Ki-83 or Ki-94) and (George or Jack) and Sam just turn out to be your best choices for RnD to the exclusion of almost everything else. You build others of course, but as they come available. It does make the early war far more "interesting" as you won't have huge advantages in aircraft numbers and capability. But, having Frank&George (or Frank/Jack) in mid-43 is just such a game leveler for the IJ. And having Sam in '44 (or if your strategy is to do away with your CV's, then opt for the J7W). What you get is that you end up in '45 far stronger than you normally could. The allied advance is slower, and more costly.



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Don't overlook the exp you give the other side pilots, and that cost as well. those higher exp pilots you have to face cost you more aircraft and pilots … hence more supply.



All good points.

I'm very conscious of the above point after the last few days fighting in the air over Port Moresby.
The USN/USMC carrier based pilots would have racked up plenty of experience for relatively light losses to themselves.

I've managed to sink 2x USN BBs but the IJN pilots have paid a price in return.
Of all those shot down though, only about half were KIA, about a quarter WIA and the others must have bailed out without a scratch.

There's definitely a war on now!
Time to switch to local defensive CAP and naval search for a while to let the strike groups recover.

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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/19/2020 1:17:36 PM   
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Thanks Lowpe, I could shift more research to the Sam once the likes of Tojo IIc, A6M8 and Jill start production.
The A6M8 won’t be in service long before the Sam arrives anyway, even with the current plan.
Maybe I should switch the A6M5c factories to the Sam and not research the A6M8, just let it arrive on its historical due date.
I will run this option through my spreadsheets on the weekend but am leaning towards it.
A6M5c looks like being available in about Feb 43, so still plenty of time to re-tool those factories to help bring the Sam forward after that.

The only hesitation is that changing factories burns another 30k supply each, but investing something like 150-210k more supply into getting the Sam earlier might be worth it. I’ll see what the supply situation is once the Tojo IIc finishes. One other challenge with this would be telling the GENs that some of “their” research factories will be handed over to the IJN...


This is a scenario 1 game, right? My rule of thumb is that in a scenario one game the Allies will be in range to bomb Honshu sometime in first quarter 1944 if not sooner. If they don't get there, that means they usually have chosen a SRA focus and your oil and fuel production is seriously curtailed.

So if you do make changes in your r&d strategy now, in Oct of 1942, you definitely want to have it make an impact in the course of the game.

It takes 3000 Franks to counter the Thunderbolt in 44. The A6M5c does not counter the Corsair/Hellcat. It can however counter the Lightning defensively, along with being a great bomber killer.

There is no right answer to Japanese R&D. You can have a great game with the A6M line and Frank and George. It is however a different game with Sam, Frank and George and of course a lot depends on how early you get them.

No other planes have as great a capacity to slow the Allied advance down than the Sam, Frank and George. Slowing the advance down lets you earn your r&d supply expenditure back. But if you have lost the KB prior to the arrival of the Sam, then its impact is not nearly as strong. I am going to tentatively add the A6M8 to the list as well, if you can get it in early 1943.

Pax mentions a tactic not often used by JFBs, and that is to park the KB safely, and use its air squadrons at land bases. In effect your r&d strategy needs to work in conjunction with your overall game strategic direction.














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RE: 17 Oct 42 reports - 6/19/2020 7:47:35 PM   
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The opportunity cost of sinking those battleships should be more than offset by both the VPs gained versus VPs lost plus the damage that those battleships will not do to your bases and units. Not to mention having to defend against them.

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A few days behind on the reports so will try to catch up before the turn comes back.
The allies like to use very large task forces.
This is the day that USS Maryland went down, the second BB sunk recently already mentioned above, not a new one.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 17, 42
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,132
SS I-29
Allied Ships
BB Maryland
CA San Francisco
CA New Orleans
CL Honolulu
CLAA San Juan
DD Monssen
DMS Zane
DMS Hopkins
DMS Southard
APD Little
APD Manley
AP Crescent City
AP Henderson
AP McCawley
AK Almaack
AK Alchiba
AK Alhena
xAP Murada
xAP Mildura
xAP Katoomba
xAP Marella
xAP Zealandia
xAP Rochambeau
xAP Chaumont
xAK Shooting Star
xAK Am. Manufacturer
DD Stronghold
DD Clark
DD Walke
DD O'Brien
SS I-29 is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 98,134
SS I-166, hits 4, heavy damage, sunk. I assume this was the allied CV task force with the fast BBs spotted. They haven’t made an appearance on bombardment duty.
Allied Ships
BB South Dakota
BB North Carolina
CA Vincennes
CL Helena
CL St. Louis
CLAA Juneau
CLAA Atlanta
DD Smith
DD Balch
DD Phelps
SS I-166 is sighted by escort
DD Phelps attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
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ASW attack near Saishu To at 99,56
SC Ch 23
SC Ch 26
Allied Ships
SS Thresher
SS Thresher is located by SC Ch 23
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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59
SC CHa-10
SC CHa-13
Allied Ships
SS Sargo
SS Sargo is located by SC CHa-10
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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59
SC CHa-12
SC CHa-13
Allied Ships
SS Sargo
SS Sargo is located by SC CHa-12
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130
Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
CA Canberra
CA Australia
CL Concord
CL Marblehead
CL Detroit
CL Adelaide
CL Hobart
CL Perth
Japanese ground losses:
122 casualties reported
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 1
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Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
82 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
BB Maryland
CA San Francisco
CA Minneapolis
CA New Orleans
CA Pensacola
CA Northampton
CA Portland
CL Honolulu
CLAA San Juan
CLAA San Diego
DD Stronghold
DD Clark
DD Walke
DD Bailey
DD Monssen
DD Grayson
DD Meredith
APD Kennison
Japanese ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)
TF 375 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130
Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Engineer Vehicle lost in surf during unload of 3rd USN SeaBees
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
BB Maryland
CA San Francisco
CA Minneapolis
CA New Orleans
CA Pensacola
CA Northampton
CA Portland
CL Honolulu
CLAA San Juan
CLAA San Diego
DD Stronghold
DD Clark
DD Walke
DD O'Brien
DD Russell
DD Mustin
DD Monssen
DD Gwin
APD Kennison
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ASW attack near Christmas Island at 176,138
SS I-18, hits 3
Allied Ships
DD Hammann
SS I-18 is located by DD Hammann
DD Hammann attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Pearl Harbor at 178,111
SS I-9
Allied Ships
DD Monaghan
SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Monaghan
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Sub attack near Darwin at 76,124
APD Nadakaze, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage – not sunk, but close. Disbands in port with about 70 float damage
AK Sakura Maru
APD Shimakaze
Allied Ships
SS Skipjack, hits 1
SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at APD Nadakaze
APD Shimakaze attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 29
A6M2-N Rufe x 5
G3M3 Nell x 22
G4M1 Betty x 18
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
F4F-4 Wildcat x 28
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 14 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
Allied Ships
APD Dent
BB Maryland, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
CA San Francisco
CA Pensacola, Torpedo hits 1
CA New Orleans
CA Minneapolis
CAP engaged: More VMF Sqns added to the carriers. I wonder if that means DB and/or TB are not on the carriers at the moment?
VF-42 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-6 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VMF-224 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 8
G3M2 Nell x 14
G4M1 Betty x 21
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 4
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
F4F-4 Wildcat x 37
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 3 destroyed
Allied Ships
BB Maryland, heavy damage
CLAA San Diego
DD O'Brien
xAP Murada, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
Allied ground losses:
3 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
A6M2-N Rufe x 1
G4M1 Betty x 3
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 3
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
F4F-4 Wildcat x 28
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
No Allied losses
Allied Ships
CL Honolulu
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 95th Chinese Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 77th Coast AA Regiment, at 80,133 , near Groote Eylandt
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 2/8th Armoured Regiment, at 76,132 , near Daly Waters
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
71 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 9th Chinese Base Force, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130 – unescorted remnants then get themselves chopped up…
G4M1 Betty x 9
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 3
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
F4F-4 Wildcat x 27
Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed – just noticed this, the Bettys managed to shoot down a few Wildcats! These could only have been from VMF-211, so maybe they aren’t very well trained.
CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-42 with F4F-4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-6 with F4F-4 Wildcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VMF-224 with F4F-4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
G3M2 Nell x 6
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 2
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2
F4F-4 Wildcat x 19
Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied aircraft losses – then the Nells got one!
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
Allied Ships
BB Maryland, heavy damage
Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
G3M3 Nell x 4
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 2
F4F-3 Wildcat x 2
F4F-4 Wildcat x 15
Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 2 destroyed
No Allied losses
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 3
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 1
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1
F4F-4 Wildcat x 13
Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 4
A6M2-N Rufe x 2
G3M2 Nell x 15
G3M3 Nell x 24
G4M1 Betty x 12
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
F4F-4 Wildcat x 21
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 9 damaged
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk – another BB goes down in the Port Moresby hex!
xAP Zealandia
CL Honolulu
APD Little
CLAA San Diego
CA Pensacola
AP Henderson
CLAA San Juan, Torpedo hits 1 – reported sunk, but I doubt it.
DD Monssen
CA Minneapolis
DD Walke
DMS Southard
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 4
G4M1 Betty x 25
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 3
F4F-3 Wildcat x 4
F4F-4 Wildcat x 30
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
No Allied losses
Allied Ships – shame there weren’t more torpedo hits. Very few Nell/Betty torpedo hits on cruisers so far this war.
AP Henderson
CA Portland
CLAA San Juan, on fire
CL Honolulu
CLAA San Diego
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Afternoon Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Afternoon Air attack on 41st Chinese Corps, at 70,49 , near Kunming
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Afternoon Air attack on 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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ASW attack near Kanoya at 103,61
SC CHa-15
SC CHa-16
Allied Ships
SS Guardfish
SS Guardfish is located by SC CHa-15
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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,58
SC CHa-12
SC CHa-13
Allied Ships
SS Trout
Captain of SS Trout elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
36 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
APD Kennison
DD O'Brien
DD Walke
Allied ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 10065 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 290
Defending force 27577 troops, 583 guns, 664 vehicles, Assault Value = 806
Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
10th Garrison Unit
66th Infantry Group
84th Naval Guard Unit
38th Field AA Battalion
23rd Air Flotilla
6th JNAF AF Unit
Defending units: Plenty of support troops have landed this turn…
32nd Infantry Division
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
24th Infantry Division
Port Moresby Bde /1
3rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
46th Construction Regiment
221st USN Base Force
134th Field Artillery Battalion
208th Coast AA Regiment
7th USN Naval Construction Battalion
176th USAAF Base Force /7
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12787 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 460
Defending force 11041 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 64
Japanese adjusted assault: 430
Allied adjusted defense: 25
Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
617 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Assaulting units:
34th Division

Defending units:
46th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5829 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1353
Defending force 72358 troops, 252 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2554
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5206 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
Defending force 17170 troops, 124 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 631
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13241 troops, 133 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 537
Defending force 44709 troops, 123 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1413
Allied ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12797 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 450
Defending force 19660 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 422
Japanese adjusted assault: 203
Allied adjusted defense: 250
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Allied ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Mongol Garrison Army
Defending units:
3rd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
18th Group Army
34th Group Army
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 80
Defending force 6644 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6
Japanese adjusted assault: 118
Allied adjusted defense: 5
Japanese assault odds: 23 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
243 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 20694 troops, 440 guns, 450 vehicles, Assault Value = 806
Defending force 11088 troops, 92 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 286
Allied adjusted assault: 334
Japanese adjusted defense: 219
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)
Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
470 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 61 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 8 (5 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Assaulting units:
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
24th Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division
Port Moresby Bde /1
208th Coast AA Regiment
3rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
134th Field Artillery Battalion
46th Construction Regiment
7th USN Naval Construction Battalion
221st USN Base Force
176th USAAF Base Force /7
Defending units:
10th Garrison Unit
66th Infantry Group
84th Naval Guard Unit
38th Field AA Battalion
23rd Air Flotilla
6th JNAF AF Unit
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2851 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 92
Defending force 3987 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 115
Japanese adjusted assault: 96
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 17, 42
D3A1 Val from 31 Ku T-1 attacking SS Saury at 111,108 SS Saury is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from 31 Ku T-1 attacking SS Saury at 111,108 SS Saury is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
PO1 Tokuda V. of Kanoya Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Tokuda V. of Kanoya Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Okura C. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Takagi M. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
E13A1 Jake from 21st Ku T-5 attacking a O16 Class class SS at 107,94 an Allied SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from 21st Ku T-2 attacking SS KX at 106,124 SS KX is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Kunikawa Maru-1 attacking a Electric Boat S-18 class SS at 94,66 a Triton class SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a KXIV Class class SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
PO2 Handa U. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
4 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 23rd Air Flotilla from Port Moresby
16 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 23rd Air Flotilla from Port Moresby
8 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Army from Darwin
8 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Army from Darwin
9 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Army from Darwin
9 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Pilot killed in landing accident of A6M2 Zero from 3rd Ku S-1
Repairs completed on DMS W-12 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Manus expands port to size 6
Tezpur expands airfield to size 9
3rd Garrison Unit - some devices have been upgraded at Fusan
Previous report of sinking of SS Pompano incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS S-43 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Device(s) upgraded in 110th Division supplied from Chengtu
Loss of SS I-166 on Oct 17, 1942 is admitted
BB Maryland is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Oct 17, 1942
CA Chester is reported to have been sunk near Vanikoro on Sep 06, 1942
xAKL Chengtu is reported to have been sunk near Pakhoi on Jan 04, 1942


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IJN strike groups were ordered back to naval search today, with fighter units assigned local CAP duties to help them recover.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 18, 42
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
34 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
APD Kennison
DD O'Brien
DD Walke
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
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Sub attack near Sampit at 56,98
xAKL Eiwa Maru
PB Kozan Maru
Allied Ships
SS Shark, hits 1
Captain of SS Shark elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
PB Kozan Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 64,73
PB Kaikei Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage, sunk
xAK Teihoku Maru
PB Heiei Maru #7
Allied Ships
SS Sunfish
SS Sunfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kaikei Maru
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
38 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
APD Kennison
DD O'Brien
DD Walke
Allied ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
33 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
APD Kennison
DD O'Brien
DD Walke
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 24th Chinese Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 77th Coast AA Regiment, at 80,133 , near Groote Eylandt
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Morning Air attack on 2/5th Armoured Regiment, at 76,131 (Daly Waters)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Also attacking NW Australia Base Force ...
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Morning Air attack on 42nd Chinese Corps, at 80,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat) – one allied unit just moved here from Dimapur, not yet identified though…
Plenty of movement arrows from allied rear areas towards the front line. The allies are clearly adjusting their defences to prepare for IJA reinforcements to arrive from China. In some ways I’m happy to see them committing more strength forward, as they are risking getting more cut off. But in other ways it will be more challenging. The big test will be the first few battles, as the looming IJA attack will have to punch a hole in the front somewhere, then push through to try and form a pocket.
Also one spotted from Calcutta NW – allied SigInt may have picked up the troops preparing for bases around Cocanada on the India coast. That deception plan could be working. Based on how many allied units are NE of Calcutta, there can’t be much allied strength defending the rest of in India.
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 40
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Also attacking 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 101st RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
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Morning Air attack on 9th Chinese Base Force, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 6th Chinese Corps, at 70,49 , near Kunming
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 30
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 21
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 9 destroyed – lots of P40Ks shot down.
Japanese ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (19 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
44th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
73rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 17
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8
No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
CAP engaged: same as above. Some were way out of position by the time the B17s arrived.
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 120 minutes
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
44th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 292 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 220 minutes
73rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 15
B-26B Marauder x 4
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 5
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11
No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 16
A6M5 Zero x 39
G3M3 Nell x 12
G4M1 Betty x 15
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 7
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
F4F-4 Wildcat x 43
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 8 destroyed – not the best pilots in the A6M5s, but not awful either.
This is a carrier unit that has been posted ashore. The fighter groups of Kaga and Zuikaku are still in theatre while the carriers are under repair. I’m going to reorganise the IJN fighter force shortly, downgrade the carrier units that are temporarily land based back to A6M2s to get these A6M5s refurbished and issued to fighter units that are still afloat.
G3M3 Nell: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged – no hits on this cruiser TF
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
Allied Ships
CL Honolulu
CA Pensacola
CA Minneapolis
CLAA San Juan
CA San Francisco
APD Manley
CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-42 with F4F-4 Wildcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-6 with F4F-4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-8 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
VMF-224 with F4F-4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 1
A6M2-N Rufe x 1
G3M2 Nell x 9
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
F4F-3 Wildcat x 3
F4F-4 Wildcat x 25
Japanese aircraft losses – didn’t even get past the CAP. Time to pause on the naval attacks and wait for the allied carriers to withdraw.
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed
G3M2 Nell: 3 destroyed
No Allied losses
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
44 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
APD Kennison
DD Russell
DD O'Brien
Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9260 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 221
Defending force 29849 troops, 591 guns, 738 vehicles, Assault Value = 803
Japanese ground losses:
117 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5829 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1324
Defending force 72359 troops, 250 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2557
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5206 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
Defending force 17128 troops, 124 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 627
Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
74th Infantry Regiment
77th Infantry Regiment
Defending units:
31st Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
16th Group Army
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13241 troops, 133 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 537
Defending force 44708 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1413
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 80
Defending force 6420 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
Japanese adjusted assault: 114
Allied adjusted defense: 5
Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
167 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130) – the allies will re-capture PM tomorrow…
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 25356 troops, 480 guns, 571 vehicles, Assault Value = 803
Defending force 9975 troops, 88 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 209
Allied adjusted assault: 258
Japanese adjusted defense: 203
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1)
Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
1293 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 122 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 16 (4 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
227 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Assaulting units:
24th Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
Port Moresby Brigade
46th Construction Regiment
221st USN Base Force
208th Coast AA Regiment
134th Field Artillery Battalion
3rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
176th USAAF Base Force
7th USN Naval Construction Battalion
Defending units:
66th Infantry Group
10th Garrison Unit
84th Naval Guard Unit
23rd Air Flotilla
38th Field AA Battalion
6th JNAF AF Unit
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2842 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 91
Defending force 3940 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 109
Japanese adjusted assault: 94
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 94 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 18, 42
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
WO Eto U. of 44th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Iizuka C. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Iizuka C. of 11th Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Chikami L. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Shimokawa, Y. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Ariyoshi H. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Ariyoshi H. of 64th Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Nakamura, S. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Dohibara D. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Ishimori L. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Hida B. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Mitsumori U. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Degawa I. of 73rd I.F.Chutai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Shibayama O. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Aino R. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
E13A1 Jake from 21st Ku T-2 attacking an Allied SS at 106,127 a O19 Class class SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Tone-2 attacking SS Thresher at 98,57 SS Thresher is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
PO2 Sekiya, K. of Hiryu-1 is credited with kill number 3
LT Shigematsu, Y. of Hiryu-1 is credited with kill number 4
PO2 Fukumoto, S. of Hiryu-1 is credited with kill number 2
Previous report of sinking of CLAA San Juan incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 98, 130
4 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 23rd Air Flotilla from Port Moresby
18 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 23rd Air Flotilla from Port Moresby
8 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
17 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on SS I-19 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-25 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DMS W-10 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Eiyo Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS RO-34 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Mandalay expands airfield to size 5
Torokina expands airfield to size 2
Aircraft Ki-44-IIc Tojo advances R&D to 3/43 – four and a bit months of research time left, but it is advancing about 10% per day, so coming forward about 3 months / month. It should start production late 1942. Still TBC how many Tojos will produce/month and how many of these factories will shift to something else.
The IJAAF fighter force has:
- Front line fighter force of 9x Oscar and 4x Tojo units, mostly in Burma/India but some in Timor/Darwin.
- Advanced training force of 5x Oscar units in China (mostly old model Oscars); plus 3x Nate units in Japan
- Basic training force of 11x Nate units in Manchukuo and Korea.
- 5x 30 Tojo IIc factories are researching plus the 1x 60 Tojo IIa factory currently producing.
- 120/month capacity of Oscar production factories. 152 in the pool, 30/month producing right now just to help keep the Ha-35 engine bonus up on the research factories.
- 120/month of Nick-A factories. 122 in the pool, 60/month producing right now. I have only recently toggled back Nick production as the FB units are all equipped and losses have been lower than expected so far.
- 1x30 researching the Ki-201 Karyu, 6(24) 3/46
- 1x30 researching Ki-83, 7(23) 10/45
- 12x30 researching Frank-A, 12(18) to 18(12), 4/44
- 4x30 researching Ki-94-II, 4(26) to 12(18), 2/46

Ace pilot Kamito, S. of 11th Sentai is promoted to 2LT
Kaga-2 at Manus takes D3A1 Val replacements – CV Kaga is on the way back to Kure for repairs leaving the air group at Manus. She is away from immediate danger, especially the allied submarine concentration in the Bismarck Sea. Currently heading north towards Woleai, then will proceed directly to Kure west of the Marianas. The rest of the KB is with her moving for repairs and upgrades, including Shokaku, Hiryu 2x Kongos and DDs.
All IJN carriers will repair and upgrade before concentrating together back in SEAF.
Junyo-1 at CV Junyo takes A6M5 Zero replacements
19th/C Division - some devices have been upgraded at Kunming
104th/C Division - some devices have been upgraded at Canton
2nd Tank/A Division - some devices have been upgraded at Chungking – Type 2 Medium tanks. Will soon see how they perform against British and potentially US tanks in India.
2nd Tank/B Division - some devices have been upgraded at Chungking
SS I-27 available for service in damaged state at Rabaul
Loss of PB Kaikei Maru on Oct 18, 1942 is admitted
xAP Van Cloon is reported to have been sunk near Batavia on Dec 18, 1941
208th Sentai arrives at Masan – the airfield is nearly level 2, so ASW operations will start shortly.
111th Naval Construction Battalion arrives at Hiroshima/Kure – will move to the Marianas to assist the base force engineers with building defences.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 19, 42
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Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
25 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
xAK Si Kiang
AK Almaack, heavy damage – no clues as to why this AK is heavily damaged, maybe a collision caused by the massive task force sizes.
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Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)
TF 88 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130
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Sub attack near Christmas Island at 175,139
SS I-18
Allied Ships
SC PC-579
SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes
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ASW attack near Lunga at 114,138 – fast transport TF reorganising defences in the Solomons.
DD Kagero
CA Kumano
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
DD Amatsukaze
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi
DD Nowaki
Allied Ships
SS S-42, hits 1
SS S-42 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Kagero
DD Hagikaze attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Cape Gloucester at 102,124
DMS W-3
Allied Ships
SS S-28
SS S-28 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-3
S-28 diving deep ....
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ASW attack near Shimizu at 112,62
SC CHa-2
SC CHa-3
Allied Ships
SS Spearfish
SS Spearfish is located by SC CHa-2
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ASW attack near Cooktown at 96,137 – lots of sub attacks from both sides this turn, all misses!
SS I-165, hits 2
Allied Ships
DD Clark
DD Walke
SS I-165 is located by DD Clark
DD Walke attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Umboi Island at 100,125
xAK Rakuto Maru
PB Kaiun Maru
Allied Ships
SS S-35, hits 2
SS S-35 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Rakuto Maru
PB Kaiun Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,58
SC CHa-13
Allied Ships
SS Trout
SS Trout launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-13
SC CHa-13 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-13 is out of ASW ammo
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Sub attack near Darwin at 76,124
PB Kohuku Maru
xAK Daido Maru
xAK Terushima Maru
xAK Tarushima Maru
PB Tyuwa Maru
Allied Ships
SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kohuku Maru
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Morning Air attack on 9th Chinese Base Force, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 29th Chinese Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on 42nd Chinese Corps, at 80,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38 – no LRCAP over Ledo. The allies can bomb the Oil and Refineries here all they like.
Liberator II x 13
B-17E Fortress x 15
P-40E Warhawk x 10
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
Refinery hits 10
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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 3
P-38G Lightning x 7 – I think this is the debut of the G model.
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38
B-25C Mitchell x 14
P-40E Warhawk x 10
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
Refinery hits 1
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Afternoon Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 28
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
34 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on 84th Naval Guard Unit, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
F4F-4 Wildcat x 50
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17
TBF-1 Avenger x 15
Japanese ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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ASW attack near Shortlands at 109,131
PB Kunitu Maru
Allied Ships
SS S-31
SS S-31 is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
SC Ch 15
Allied Ships
SS KX
SS KX is sighted by escort
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12814 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 463
Defending force 10537 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 58
Japanese adjusted assault: 442
Allied adjusted defense: 22
Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
131 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
34th Division
Defending units:
46th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5847 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1329
Defending force 72266 troops, 250 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2554
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5206 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
Defending force 17047 troops, 124 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 619
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13232 troops, 133 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 536
Defending force 44701 troops, 119 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1415
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 80
Defending force 6286 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4
Japanese adjusted assault: 116
Allied adjusted defense: 5
Japanese assault odds: 23 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
372 casualties reported
Squads: 49 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
60th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 25203 troops, 479 guns, 571 vehicles, Assault Value = 778
Defending force 8893 troops, 84 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 109
Allied adjusted assault: 340
Japanese adjusted defense: 51
Allied assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)
Allied forces CAPTURE Port Moresby !!!
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
2191 casualties reported
Squads: 152 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 145 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 9 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 34 (30 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Units retreated 4
Units destroyed 1 – AA Bn destroyed.
Allied ground losses:
252 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!
Assaulting units:
24th Infantry Division
32nd Infantry Division
34th Combat Engineer Regiment
Port Moresby Brigade
208th Coast AA Regiment
221st USN Base Force
134th Field Artillery Battalion
46th Construction Regiment – all these engineers are going to turn PM into a big allied air base in no time.
3rd USN Naval Construction Battalion
176th USAAF Base Force
7th USN Naval Construction Battalion
Defending units:
66th Infantry Group
84th Naval Guard Unit
10th Garrison Unit
38th Field AA Battalion
6th JNAF AF Unit
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2842 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 91
Defending force 3912 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 107
Japanese adjusted assault: 81
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 19, 42
Repairs completed on DD Samidare at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service – 1000lb bomb damage from the Battle of Santa Cruz all repaired!
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
WO Uchida S. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
WO Hazawa, I. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Nishihata P. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
G3M3 Nell from Chitose Ku K-1 has spotted DD Stronghold at 98,130 DD Stronghold is reported HIT
Search H6K4 Mavis destroyed by CAP
E13A1 Jake from 36th Ku T-1 attacking SS Trout at 100,58 SS Trout is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
5 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 23rd Air Flotilla from Port Moresby
8 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
8 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
17 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on SS RO-68 at Truk, ship returned to service
Allied forces CAPTURE Port Moresby !!!
Pendleton expands airfield to size 3
Torokina expands fortifications to size 1
Chungking expands airfield to size 6
Tuyun expands fortifications to size 5
Chitose-2 on CS Chitose converting to size 12 from 24 – the CS to CVL upgrades can start in 10 days. I read somewhere ages ago that if the airgroup is aboard they will automatically change to F and TB units, so the units are being downsized to both fit back on each CVL. I think this is only for these two CS and it doesn’t work for the other two CS to CVL conversions. Anyone have experience with this detail? Tokyo is already size 50 repair yard so the upgrade should work.
Chiyoda-1 on CS Chiyoda converting to size 12 from 24 – when these units convert from FP, it will put 2x32 well trained FP pilots back into the reserve pool.
2nd Tank/C Division - some devices have been upgraded at Chungking – 2nd Tank Div is now fully upgraded and will start moving to India. 1st Tank Div is nearly at Kunming already.
SS I-26 available for service in damaged state at Truk
Previous report of sinking of CA Chicago incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
xAKL Sinabang is reported to have been sunk near Darwin on May 30, 1942


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Fairly quiet turn.
The allied CVs are spotted moving back towards Townsville.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 20, 42
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ASW attack near Ominato at 120,54
PC Sumire
Allied Ships
SS Haddock
SS Haddock is located by PC Sumire
PC Sumire attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59
SC CHa-10
SC CHa-12
Allied Ships
SS Trout
SS Trout is located by SC CHa-10
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Sub attack near Milne Bay at 98,134
SS I-162
Allied Ships
DD Monssen
DD Russell
DD Mustin
SS I-162 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Monssen
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Sub attack near Ominato at 120,55
PC Nire
PC Take
Allied Ships
SS Haddock
Captain of SS Haddock elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
PC Take attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
DD Akatsuki
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS KX
SS KX is located by DD Akatsuki
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ASW attack near Cooktown at 97,136
SS I-28
Allied Ships
APD Pillsbury
APD Whipple
DE Ward
APD Lawrence
SS I-28 is located by APD Pillsbury
APD Lawrence attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Shimizu at 112,62
DD Makinami
DD Naganami
Allied Ships
SS Spearfish, hits 1
SS Spearfish launches 4 torpedoes at DD Makinami
DD Naganami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Naganami is out of ASW ammo
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,132
SS I-20
Allied Ships
xAK Si Kiang, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Stronghold
SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Si Kiang
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Sub attack near Cooktown at 96,137 – would have been good to sink one of these AOs. Maybe tomorrow.
SS I-162, hits 4
Allied Ships
DD Conyngham
AO Platte
AO Kaskaskia
DD Cushing
SS I-162 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Conyngham
DD Cushing attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 29th Chinese Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 77th Coast AA Regiment, at 80,133 , near Groote Eylandt
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 33
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 76th Chinese Corps, at 80,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Also attacking 101st RAF Base Force ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Armoured Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on 35th Group Army, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 5
Allied aircraft – the unescorted B26 ace makers are back.
B-26B Marauder x 3
B-26B Marauder: 2 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 14
P-40E Warhawk x 7
B-25C Mitchell: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed
Refinery hits 1
CAP engaged:
44th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Chinese Corps, at 70,49 , near Kunming
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,132
SS I-20
Allied Ships
xAK Si Kiang, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Stronghold
SS I-20 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Si Kiang
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ASW attack near Cooktown at 96,137
SS I-162, hits 1
Allied Ships
DE Ward
APD Lawrence
SS I-162 is located by DE Ward
DE Ward attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Fukue-jima at 100,58
SC CHa-13
SC CHa-12
Allied Ships
SS Trout
Captain of SS Trout elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
SC CHa-12 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-12 is out of ASW ammo
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
SC Ch 14
SC Ch 15
Allied Ships
SS KX
SS KX is sighted by escort
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12797 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 462
Defending force 10349 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 55
Japanese adjusted assault: 450
Allied adjusted defense: 10
Japanese assault odds: 45 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
409 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Assaulting units:
34th Division
Defending units:
46th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5847 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1328
Defending force 72315 troops, 248 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2558
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5206 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
Defending force 16974 troops, 123 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 612
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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12728 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 442
Defending force 19280 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 407
Japanese adjusted assault: 202
Allied adjusted defense: 148
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
121 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Allied ground losses:
432 casualties reported
Squads: 12 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Mongol Garrison Army
Defending units:
57th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
18th Group Army
34th Group Army
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 80
Defending force 5833 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 7
Allied adjusted defense: 5
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2815 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 88
Defending force 3856 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 100
Japanese adjusted assault: 89
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 89 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
99 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 20, 42
Repairs completed on SS I-31 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AO Shiretoko at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Kamo at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
D3A1 Val from Zuikaku-2 attacking SS S-35 at 101,119 SS S-35 is reported HIT
PB Nichiryo Maru observes Allied Patrol at 83,126 near Wessel Islands – there are two PBs in single ship task forces providing early warning for any allied move west through the Torres Strait.
One PB is unspotted at Merauke, the other one is the one spotted above at the Wessel Islands.
WO Chuzaburo W. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Inuzuka F. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Inuzuka F. of 64th Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Daigo U. of 44th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Kaoki R. of 44th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Kaoki R. of 44th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Egashira G. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Mori R. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
G4M1 Betty from Takao Ku K-1/C has spotted DD Stronghold at 98,132 DD Stronghold is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking SS S-35 at 101,119 SS S-35 is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 95th Sentai attacking SS Spearfish at 112,62 SS Spearfish is reported HIT
3 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd JNAF Coy from Tassafaronga
14 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 1st JNAF Coy from Horn Island
9 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
9 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
8 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
9 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
8 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
17 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on SS I-173 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AO Ondo at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Masan expands airfield to size 2
Kusaie Island expands port to size 1
Astoria expands airfield to size 4
Zamboanga expands airfield to size 3
Cocos Islands expands fortifications to size 3
Soerabaja expands airfield to size 8 – stopped
Chitose-1 on CS Chitose converting to size 12 from 24
Chiyoda-2 on CS Chiyoda converting to size 12 from 24
DD Samidare beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama/Yokosuka
AO Ondo beginning refit in shipyard at Soerabaja
AO Shiretoko beginning refit in shipyard at Soerabaja
AO Tsurumi beginning refit in shipyard at Soerabaja
SS RO-103 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka – to SEAF patrols
xAK Si Kiang is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Oct 20, 1942


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The Int Staff have put this image together, to show the allied Divisions that have been identified and located so far, as well as the others that haven't been located yet.





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Lots of submarine contacts on both sides, but very few hits.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 21, 42
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS KX
SS KX is located by DD Inazuma
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ASW attack near Darwin at 74,123
DMS W-15
Allied Ships
SS Skipjack, hits 4
SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-15
DMS W-15 attacking submerged sub ....
DMS W-15 is out of ASW ammo
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ASW attack near Tulagi at 114,137
CA Ashigara
DD Asashio
DD Asagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Natsugumo
Allied Ships
SS S-31
SS S-31 is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Christmas Island at 176,137
SS I-15, hits 1
Allied Ships
DD McCalla
DD Morris
DD Hammann
SS I-15 launches 2 torpedoes at DD McCalla
DD Morris attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Nagoya at 110,62
SC CHa-9
Allied Ships
SS Spearfish
SS Spearfish launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-9
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ASW attack near Chiba at 115,62
SC CHa-6
Allied Ships
SS Haddock
SS Haddock is located by SC CHa-6
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ASW attack near Darwin at 76,124
DMS W-15
Allied Ships
SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-15
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,55
SC CHa-31
SC CHa-33
SC CHa-32
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Manus at 101,119
BB Ise
DD Uranami
DD Shirayuki
Allied Ships
SS Sailfish, hits 11
SS Sailfish is sighted by escort
DD Uranami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shirayuki attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Darwin at 76,124
DMS W-15
Allied Ships
SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-15
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ASW attack near Christmas Island at 177,136
SS I-18
Allied Ships
DD Bancroft
DD McCalla
DD Morris
DD Hammann
SS I-18 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Bancroft
DD Hammann attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 13th Chinese Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 77th Coast AA Regiment, at 79,133 , near Daly Waters
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Morning Air attack on 76th Chinese Corps, at 80,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
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Morning Air attack on 101st RAF Base Force, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 41st Chinese Corps, at 70,49 , near Kunming
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Finschhafen at 101,126
Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 8
F4F-4 Wildcat x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged
Japanese Ships – small ASW task force ventured within range of the USN carriers that are still on patrol just south of Port Moresby. I could setup some CAP traps using low VP ships, but I would rather not lose more SC like this as this class would have upgraded to get Type 2 depth charges at somepoint…
SC Ch 10, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC Ch 11, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS KX
SS KX launches 4 torpedoes at DD Inazuma
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,55
SC CHa-32
SC CHa-31
SC CHa-33
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is located by SC CHa-32
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5856 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1331
Defending force 72330 troops, 246 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2554
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5206 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
Defending force 16977 troops, 121 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 614
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 80
Defending force 5763 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 14
Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)
Allied ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment – the back to back shock attacks are starting to fatigue this unit. Reinforcements are on the way to end this quicker and let 23rd Tank Regt move to India.
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 59,40 (near Imphal)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 5966 troops, 72 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 297
Defending force 913 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 40
Allied adjusted assault: 128
Japanese adjusted defense: 19
Allied assault odds: 6 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), supply(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
477 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 1 – now at Imphal where the IJA 53rd Div is dug in and well supplied behind level 3 forts.
Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!
Assaulting units: I’d spotted this movement arrow and left the 1st Raiders to defend on purpose, just to see who was coming. If more allied forces advance from Silchar, they will just be putting themselves deeper into the future pocket. I’ll prepare a sketch shortly to zoom in on this front, and show the border defences with reinforcements from China moving through the Yunnan Mountains.
111th Chindit Brigade
77th Chindit Brigade
Defending units:
1st Raiding Regiment

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 21, 42
Repairs completed on DD Sazanami at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Kari at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Kiji at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
G3M3 Nell from 4th Ku K-1 attacking SS KX at 106,124 SS KX is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Tone-2 attacking SS Thresher at 98,57 SS Thresher is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 95th Sentai attacking SS Spearfish at 112,62 SS Spearfish is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Yokosuka Ku T-2 attacking SS Spearfish at 112,62 SS Spearfish is reported HIT
G3M3 Nell from 1st Ku K-1 attacking a 'T' 1940 Programme class SS at 53,55 an Allied SS is reported HIT
4 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd JNAF Coy from Tassafaronga
14 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 1st JNAF Coy from Horn Island
9 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin – Operation GTF Out of Darwin is proceeding well, with both Tank Regts and the 2nd Div now back at Dili. 38th Div and some base forces are being extracted now. With the allied CVs still on their training cruise in the Coral Sea, the withdrawal from Darwin might just be completed without too much enemy interference.
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
8 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
9 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 2nd Division from Darwin
16 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Mishan expands fortifications to size 6 - stopped
Tassafaronga expands airfield to size 1 – stopped
Olga expands airfield to size 5
Nisshin-1 on CS Chiyoda converting to size 24 from 20
SS I-21 available for service in damaged state at Manus
Previous report of sinking of CLAA San Juan incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service. Despite this message, it is showing on the sunk ships list again. IJN strike pilots and submarine skippers have a tendency to exaggerate their victories.
Loss of SC Ch 10 on Oct 21, 1942 is admitted
Loss of SC Ch 11 on Oct 21, 1942 is admitted


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Allied CVs are spotted ESE through the Coral Sea. Maybe towards Noumea, maybe towards Guadalcanal.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 22, 42
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ASW attack near Perth at 42,147
SS I-32, hits 2
Allied Ships
DD Vendetta
DD Le Triomphant
SS I-32 is located by DD Vendetta
DD Le Triomphant attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Cooktown at 96,137
SS I-28
Allied Ships
DD Jarvis
APD Litchfield
DD Stuart
SS I-28 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Jarvis
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ASW attack near Christmas Island at 175,139
SS I-18
Allied Ships
DD McCalla
SS I-18 is located by DD McCalla
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
DD Hibiki
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS KX
SS KX is located by DD Hibiki
DD Inazuma attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Tulagi at 114,137
xAK Senko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage – disbanded in port at Tulagi. The rest of this TF will move NE as the allied CVs are spotted approaching from the Coral Sea.
xAK Sumanoura Maru
xAK Syoka Maru
E Yaeyama
Allied Ships
SS S-42
SS S-42 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Senko Maru
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Sub attack near Tulagi at 114,137 – loaded with troops and ordered to move NE to try and keep out of range of any allied CV strike tomorrow.
DD Natsugumo
CA Ashigara
DD Asashio
DD Asagumo
DD Minegumo
Allied Ships
SS S-42, hits 1
SS S-42 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Natsugumo
DD Minegumo attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,132
SS I-171
Allied Ships
APD Whipple
SS I-171 launches 4 torpedoes
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130
SSX Ha-12
Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DMS Dorsey
SSX Ha-12 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Hovey
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Morning Air attack on Daly Waters , at 76,131 – just putting on an air show to try and make it look like Darwin isn’t being evacuated.
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 16
16 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 13th Chinese Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on NW Australia Base Force, at 76,131 (Daly Waters)
Also attacking 2/5th Armoured Regiment ...
Also attacking 30th Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion ...
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Morning Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 101st RAF Base Force, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Armoured Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
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Morning Air attack on 9th Chinese Base Force, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 6th Chinese Corps, at 70,49 , near Kunming
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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Afternoon Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,58
SC CHa-13
Allied Ships
SS Trout
SS Trout is located by SC CHa-13
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12265 troops, 110 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 424
Defending force 27472 troops, 45 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 480
Japanese adjusted assault: 406
Allied adjusted defense: 412
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses: Needs one or two more Divs to arrive to assist.
278 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Allied ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
13th Division
11th Army
Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
33rd Group Army
9th Prov Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12792 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 462
Defending force 9942 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 60
Japanese adjusted assault: 222
Allied adjusted defense: 13
Japanese assault odds: 17 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
206 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Assaulting units:
34th Division – this Div will move to join 13th Div once this stack surrenders.
Defending units:
46th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5856 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1331
Defending force 72192 troops, 245 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2544
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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)
Japanese Bombardment attack – recon by artillery to remind myself who the defenders are at Wenchow. There hasn’t been an attack here for about 8 or 9 months.
Attacking force 310 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 670
Defending force 43201 troops, 163 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1650
Assaulting units:
116th Division
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
4th Mortar Battalion
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company
Defending units: Average 275 AV per Chinese Corps.
86th Chinese Corps
49th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
23rd Group Army
32nd Group Army
25th Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5191 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 553
Defending force 16900 troops, 121 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 605
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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12719 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 440
Defending force 18609 troops, 22 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 361
Japanese adjusted assault: 408
Allied adjusted defense: 133
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
122 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
978 casualties reported
Squads: 39 destroyed, 57 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Mongol Garrison Army
Defending units:
57th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
18th Group Army
34th Group Army
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 960 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 80
Defending force 5663 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 122
Allied adjusted defense: 5
Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
163 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2826 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 89
Defending force 3717 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 90
Japanese adjusted assault: 77
Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
74 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 22, 42
D3A1 Val from Zuikaku-2 attacking SS S-35 at 101,119 SS S-35 is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
G3M3 Nell from 4th Ku K-1 attacking an Allied SS at 106,127 a O21 Class class SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Yokosuka Ku T-2 attacking SS Spearfish at 112,62 SS Spearfish is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from 21st Ku T-5 attacking an Allied SS at 107,94 a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking SS S-35 at 101,119 SS S-35 is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
6 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd Indpt SNLF Coy to Saidor
5 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 3rd Indpt SNLF Coy to Madang
5 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 64th Infantry Group to Madang
4 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd JNAF Coy from Tassafaronga
8 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
6 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
8 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
17 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on CL Kashii at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Nokaze at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Kuretake at Singapore, ship returned to service
RADM Yamaguchi’s CV/CVL task force is back at Singapore and will be fully repaired in about 6 days. This TF will then move to join the rest of the CVs in the Marianas.
Kohima expands fortifications to size 2
Chungking expands airfield to size 7
Hollandia expands port to size 3
Mizuho-1 on CS Chitose converting to size 24 from 20
CL Kuma beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
CL Tama beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
CL Kiso beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
SS I-23 available for service in damaged state at Truk
TK Elsa is reported to have been sunk near Luganville on Jun 21, 1942


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 23, 42
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,131
SS I-20
Allied Ships
APD Colhoun
APD Gregory
SS I-20 launches 4 torpedoes at APD Colhoun
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Sub attack near Christmas Island at 177,136
SS I-18
Allied Ships
SC PC-579
Captain of SS I-18 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
SC PC-579 attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Cooktown at 96,138
SS I-28
Allied Ships
APD Dent
APD Lawrence
SS I-28 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Dent
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ASW attack near Cooktown at 96,138
SS I-28
Allied Ships
APD Colhoun
APD Gregory
SS I-28 launches 4 torpedoes at APD Colhoun
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Night Air attack on Cox's Bazar , at 54,43 – the allies are trying new tactics in Burma/India. Night bombing…
This prompted me to ask the Minister for War to build some Night Fighters but he just gave me a blank look. I don’t think he knows what they are…
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 16
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6
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Sub attack near Rossel Island at 108,140
SS I-17
Allied Ships
DD Drayton
DD Tucker
DD Case
SS I-17 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Drayton
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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 69,74
TK Eiyo Maru
PB Ronsan Maru
Allied Ships
SS Sunfish
SS Sunfish launches 4 torpedoes at TK Eiyo Maru
PB Ronsan Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,132
SS I-29, hits 5
Allied Ships
DD Blue
DD Stuart
SS I-29 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Blue
DD Stuart attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,131
SS I-170
Allied Ships
DD Stuart
SS I-170 is sighted by escort
DD Stuart attacking submerged sub ....
DD Stuart is out of ASW ammo
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Sub attack near Manus at 101,119 – the IJN have had about 20 failed sub attacks in recent days then the Dutch go and get 4 from 4 here before getting clean away despite being in shallow water with multiple ASW task forces in the hex…
AK Kozui Maru, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage - sunk
AMC Asaka Maru
AK Mogamigawa Maru
AK Asakaze Maru
xAK Atlas Maru
PB Senyo Maru
PB Sinko Maru
Allied Ships
SS KXI
Japanese ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
SS KXI launches 4 torpedoes at AK Kozui Maru
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Morning Air attack on 4th Chinese Cavalry Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on NW Australia Base Force, at 76,131 (Daly Waters)
Also attacking 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion ...
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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 76th Chinese Corps, at 80,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-17F Fortress x 20
B-24D Liberator x 15
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 14
Runway hits 2
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Afternoon Air attack on 35th Group Army, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Chinese Corps, at 70,49 , near Kunming
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ASW attack near Manus at 101,119
DD Hibiki
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS KXI, hits 15 – that should bruise a little bit
SS KXI is located by DD Hibiki
DD Inazuma attacking submerged sub ....
DD Inazuma attacking submerged sub ....
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5856 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1331
Defending force 72069 troops, 243 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2530
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5196 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 551
Defending force 16822 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 597
Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
74th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
77th Infantry Regiment
Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
16th Group Army
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 952 troops, 0 guns, 143 vehicles, Assault Value = 138
Defending force 5525 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 29
Allied adjusted defense: 5
Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2763 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82
Defending force 3707 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 90
Japanese adjusted assault: 41
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 10 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 23, 42
Search G4M1 Betty destroyed by CAP at (112,140)
G4M1 Betty from 753 Ku K-1 has spotted DMS Hovey at 98,130 DMS Hovey is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 95th Sentai attacking SS Haddock at 113,62 SS Haddock is reported HIT
Search H8K1 Emily destroyed by CAP
D3A1 Val from Bako NGD Det T-1 attacking SS Grenadier at 84,68 SS Grenadier is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Kunikawa Maru-1 attacking an Allied SS at 94,66 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 95th Sentai attacking SS Haddock at 113,62 SS Haddock is reported HIT
5 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd Indpt SNLF Coy to Saidor
6 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 3rd Indpt SNLF Coy to Madang
4 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd JNAF Coy from Tassafaronga
8 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
8 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 38th Division from Darwin
17 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on CV Zuikaku at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service – at Kure. Will wait here until the rest of KB arrive and won’t sail until they are also repaired.
Repairs completed on SS I-156 at Kwajalein Island, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Harusame at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Numakaze at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Namikaze at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Tachikaze at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hokaze at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-22 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AO Notoro at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Bayombong expands airfield to size 2
Madang expands port to size 3
Device Nakajima Ha-44 advances R&D - to 2/43. There is only 1x30 factory on this engine so it will start production very late Jan or from 1 Feb 43
Hiyo-1 converting to A6M5 Zero
Pilot Okura D. is reported as to have escaped capture – a decent IJN fighter pilot
TK Nitiei Maru arrives at Fukuoka


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This is a summary of the status of the IJN 1st Air Fleet.

The Kaga TF moved 5 hexes yesterday, so should arrive at Kure in 6 more days.
Hiryu will then take its 15 day 7/42 AA upgrade.
Kaga will take its 21 day 7/42 AA upgrade while under repair. With 95 total points of damage, it will probably need a few months in the Kure yard.

The fighter units of Kaga, Hiryu, Shokaku and Zuikaku have stayed in SEAF to help defend the naval bases there while the ships are under repair. Akagi-1 will reappear at Tokyo on 15 Feb 43, so just under 3 months from now.

TF3 is at Singapore and should be ready to sail from there in about 7 days.






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