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RE: 23 Oct 42 reports - 6/25/2020 1:32:44 PM   
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I just ran the 28 Oct 42 turn so am about 5 days behind on the details.

CV Kaga just made it safely back to Kure and has about 130 days to repair.

Mopping up continues in China, with lots of Divisions fully recovered and moving to Burma. A few others are still recovering at Chungking but only need a week or two more before they start moving.

I'm trying to counter the night bombing in Burma with Nick-As flying at night, with limited success. I tried Oscars on night duty once but they just got shot down, so will leave this job to the Nicks.

16th Army has been withdrawn without incident from Darwin. Half is on Timor with the other half moving to Ambon.

SEAF is still a bit of a shambles with the allies building Port Moresby up quickly.
The current IJA strategic reserve Divisions (7th, 21st and 51st) have been committed to SEAF.
51st Div is at Manus, 21st Div is close to Manus with the aim of getting it to Lae via fast transports, and 7th Div is close to Truk.
16th Div is at Lunga and 48th Div is at Rabaul.
Also in theatre are most of the Infantry Groups that will eventually form 40s Divs, 80s Naval Guards and various other SNLF and IJNAF units.
There's enough supply at all bases for the next few months. Manus Island has a good stockpile of supply and fuel.

Allied CVs moved close to Guadalcanal then Shortlands but I didn't launch any strikes and neither did they.
Lots of failed IJN sub attacks, but mostly on destroyers. No IJN subs sunk in return, so it's tense but I have to live in hope of landing a blow on an allied CV, BB or CA soon.
I need to build up a few air bases on the northern New Guinea coast to support Lae from the north and try to block allied overland moves from Port Moresby. Movement is spotted towards Buna over the Kokoda Trail.
If I can delay the allies for a few months on PNG then KB will be ready and will be fully recombined to attempt some counter moves down here in early 1943.

I will move the 3xCV 3xCVL task force from Singapore back to the Manus/Truk area in the hope of it getting spotted by allied SigInt or subs, just to keep the allies guessing about how many IJN CVs are lurking there.

Both the 4th and 5th Fleet areas are quiet, for now.

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24 Oct 42 reports - 6/25/2020 9:59:52 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 24, 42
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,131
SS I-170, hits 1
Allied Ships
DD Blue
DD Jarvis
SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Blue
DD Jarvis attacking submerged sub ....
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TF 405 encounters mine field at Rabaul (106,125)
AMc Fukkai Maru
1 mine cleared
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Night Air attack on Cox's Bazar , at 54,43 – one airfield that I didn’t put Nicks over
Blenheim IV x 6
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 9
No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
Airbase supply hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Wellington Ic bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
73rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 11
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Liberator II bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb – most likely going for the Oil. A few more AA Regts are moving to Burma to try and help make the allies pay a price for this.
CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 8000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
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Night Air attack on Cox's Bazar , at 54,43
Blenheim IV x 7
7 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
4 x Wellington Ic bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
73rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 8000.
Raid is overhead
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed – this makes me think Oscars are too flimsy for Night Fighter work. No hits registered on the Oil so they must have put the bombardiers off enough.
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7
Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Raid is overhead
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Japanese aircraft
no flights
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-57-I Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 6
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
Runway hits 1
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TF 405 encounters mine field at Rabaul (106,125)
AMc Fukkai Maru
5 mines cleared
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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 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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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 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on 66th Infantry Group , at 99,130 , near Port Moresby
A6M2 Zero x 2
Allied aircraft
Mitchell II x 7
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Mitchell II bombing from 6000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged: Patrol was set too high
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Also attacking 10th Garrison Unit ...
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Afternoon Air attack on 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
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Afternoon Air attack on 66th Infantry Group , at 99,130 , near Port Moresby
A6M2 Zero x 19
No Japanese losses
Allied aircraft – good result here as the allies try to attack the troops on the Kokoda Trail. The 11th Air Fleet will stay on defensive posture for the time being as all air groups are close to being back to full strength in aircraft. I will do my standard 1st of the month pilot reshuffle but if I can keep extracting allied losses like this I will mainly keep them on defensive duties. Some good experience gains for the Tainan group pilots today with one pilot reaching 81xp and qualifying for carrier duties (moved to the reserve pool).
Kittyhawk IA x 16
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16
Kittyhawk IA: 5 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed, 6 damaged
Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (19 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 1642 troops, 0 guns, 246 vehicles, Assault Value = 138
Defending force 5398 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 156
Allied adjusted defense: 3
Japanese assault odds: 52 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Allied ground losses:
330 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12850 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 469
Defending force 9644 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59
Japanese adjusted assault: 454
Allied adjusted defense: 13
Japanese assault odds: 34 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
406 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 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 5851 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1332
Defending force 71997 troops, 243 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2523
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5189 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 552
Defending force 16751 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 589
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 10938 troops, 104 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 669
Defending force 18344 troops, 137 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 519
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Ground combat at 80,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12785 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 447
Defending force 17684 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 305
Japanese adjusted assault: 172
Allied adjusted defense: 76
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
78 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Allied ground losses:
382 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 8 disabled
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Mongol Garrison Army
Defending units:
42nd Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
18th Group Army
34th Group Army
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18712 troops, 258 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 799
Defending force 15825 troops, 114 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 498
Assaulting units: The allies try a bombardment here, showing their hand.
5th Chinese Corps – 799AV Corps. We will see how they go against veteran IJA Divisions and a couple of Tank Divisions in a few weeks…
11th Group Army
1st Central India Base Force
7th Artillery Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment
Defending units:
56th Division
15th Army
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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 3650 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 85
Japanese adjusted assault: 20
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 20 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 24, 42
Repairs completed on CVL Ryujo at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Minekaze at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Okikaze at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Yugao at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Wakatake at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Ariake at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Yugure at Singapore, ship returned to service
G4M1 Betty from 753 Ku K-1 has spotted AGP Niagara at 102,141 AGP Niagara is reported HIT
G4M1 Betty from 753 Ku K-1 has spotted AVD Childs at 99,134 AVD Childs is reported HIT
G3M3 Nell from 4th Ku K-1 attacking an Allied SS at 106,127 a O19 Class class SS is reported HIT
G3M3 Nell from 4th Ku K-1 has spotted a TM-4 class PT at 98,130 a TM-4 class PT 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 110,62 SS Haddock is reported HIT
PO2 Matsuki R. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Araki J. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Moriura, T. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Ikura D. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Ikura D. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Shibata F. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Kanzaki A. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Kaneko P. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Bando U. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Tokuda N. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Kawakami D. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
7 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
12 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on CLAA Tenryu at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hatsushima at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hatsuharu at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Murasame at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-34 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Masan expands airfield to size 3
Madang expands fortifications to size 1
Dili expands airfield to size 5
Ace pilot Kobayashi M. of 77th Sentai is promoted to 1LT
Previous report of sinking of BB Nevada incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
AM Quatsino is reported to have been sunk near Attu Island on May 05, 1942


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25 Oct 42 reports - 6/25/2020 10:21:13 PM   
jdsrae


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 25, 42
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ASW attack near San Clemente Island at 223,81
SS I-11
Allied Ships – near San Diego, so might have missed an opportunity to sink some Marines here…
DD Gansevoort
xAP Sarpedonia
xAP President Taylor
xAP President Tyler
DD Gillespie
SS I-11 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Gansevoort
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 5
Liberator II: 2 damaged
CAP engaged:
45th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
CAP engaged:
45th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Cox's Bazar , at 54,43
Blenheim IV x 8
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7
CAP engaged:
73rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
CAP engaged:
73rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed – initially a bit disheartening to see Nicks being destroyed here, but I checked the pilots and they are 50s experience rookies. They will be rotated out for minimum 60s experience “trained” pilots to see if that helps keep more of them alive.
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
Airbase hits 1
CAP engaged:
45th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
CAP engaged:
73rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5
Runway hits 1
CAP engaged:
73rd I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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ASW attack near Rossel Island at 107,140
SS I-17, hits 1
Allied Ships – I think this is the allied CV task force, but the escorts do their job.
DD Lansdowne
BB South Dakota
BB North Carolina
CA Vincennes
CL Helena
CLAA Juneau
CLAA Atlanta
DD Caldwell
DD Balch
DD Phelps
DD Selfridge
DD Porter
SS I-17 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Lansdowne
DD Selfridge attacking submerged sub ....
DD Balch 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 26th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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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 Milne Bay , at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 12
Allied aircraft – about 80 to 100 allied 4E bombers hit Milne Bay today
B-17E Fortress x 5
B-17F Fortress x 12
B-24D Liberator x 27
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13
Port hits 1
CAP engaged: LRCAP from Shortlands, not on this mission every day to manage fatigue levels. Milne Bay airfield has been abandoned but still trying to keep the allied heavy bombers honest by using LRCAP every few days.
More of everything is needed down in SEAF to try and counter the allied heavies. More AA, more Nicks. 6th Air Division will move to PNG when it arrives and it will need to bring some Nick units with it.
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 67th Infantry Group , at 101,133 (Milne Bay)
A6M2 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 18
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5
B-24D Liberator x 6
Runway hits 2
Port hits 1
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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 80,39 , near Tienshui
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Afternoon Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Madang at 97,123
A6M2 Zero x 6 – LRCAP from Manus Island wasn’t strong enough. I need to get aviation support on the ground first, then have local CAP to protect further reinforcement convoys arriving at Madang and bases east of it. These are likely VMSB dive bombers so all ports about 7 hexes from Port Moresby are now high risk for resupply ships to visit them.
Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 17
SBD-3 Dauntless x 6
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed
Japanese Ships
APD Tade
APD Fuji, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage, sunk
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring APD Fuji
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Sub attack near Cooktown at 95,135
SS I-171, hits 1
Allied Ships
DD Jarvis
SS I-171 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Jarvis
DD Jarvis attacking submerged sub ....
DD Jarvis is out of ASW ammo
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 1642 troops, 0 guns, 246 vehicles, Assault Value = 138
Defending force 5162 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4
Japanese adjusted assault: 198
Allied adjusted defense: 3
Japanese assault odds: 66 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)
Allied ground losses:
567 casualties reported
Squads: 47 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 46 disabled
Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
Defending units:
60th Chinese Corps
52nd Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5851 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1332
Defending force 71895 troops, 240 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2515
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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 16730 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 586
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 22432 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 671
Defending force 18326 troops, 134 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 522
Japanese adjusted assault: 340
Allied adjusted defense: 262
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: op mode(-), fatigue(-) – oops, forgot to change one of the Divs from move to combat mode
Japanese ground losses:
408 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
735 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Assaulting units:
35th Division
110th Division
Defending units:
29th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
Jingcha War Area
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18698 troops, 258 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 797
Defending force 17179 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 547
Japanese ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2745 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 80
Defending force 3619 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 85
Japanese adjusted assault: 80
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 80 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Allied ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 25, 42
Repairs completed on SS RO-65 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CVL Shoho at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Shigure at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Nisshin Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Kyokuyo Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
G4M1 Betty from 753 Ku K-1 has spotted PT-20 at 98,130 PT-20 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 Shokaku-2 attacking a O21 Class class SS at 103,65 a O16 Class class SS 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-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
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 Haddock at 110,62 SS Haddock is reported HIT
7 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd Indpt SNLF Coy to Saidor
6 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 3rd Indpt SNLF Coy to Madang
3 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd JNAF Coy from Tassafaronga
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
APD Fuji sinks at sea
Repairs completed on CLAA Tatsuta at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Wakaba at Singapore, ship returned to service
Fusan expands fortifications to size 4 - stopped
Sacramento expands airfield to size 8
Alice Springs expands airfield to size 7
Portland Roads expands airfield to size 1
Torokina expands port to size 2 - stopped
Babo expands fortifications to size 3


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 26, 42
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Sub attack near Cooktown at 96,138
SS I-28
Allied Ships
DD Blue
SS I-28 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Blue
DD Blue attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Akyab , at 54,45
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 12
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
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Night Air attack on Akyab , at 54,45
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Akyab , at 54,45 – more Nicks needed here…
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 6
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft losses
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12
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Night Air attack on Akyab , at 54,45
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 4
B-17E Fortress x 4
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Akyab , at 54,45
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 4
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Night Air attack on Akyab , at 54,45
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 8
Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
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Night Air attack on Akyab , at 54,45
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
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ASW attack near Christmas Island at 176,137
SS I-18
Allied Ships
SC PC-579
SC-636
SC-639
SS I-18 is located by SC PC-579
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Sub attack near Kanoya at 103,61
SC CHa-14
SC CHa-16
Allied Ships
SS Amberjack
Captain of SS Amberjack elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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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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Morning Air attack on 9th Chinese Base Force, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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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 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 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 9
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10
B-24D Liberator x 23
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 67th Infantry Group , at 101,133 (Milne Bay)
Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 22
A6M5 Zero x 12

A6M2 Zero: 2 damaged
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 17
No Allied losses – that’s disappointing…
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128
B-17F Fortress x 6
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Sub attack near Christmas Island at 176,137
SS I-18, hits 2
Allied Ships
SC PC-579
SC-636
SC-639
SS I-18 launches 2 torpedoes at SC PC-579
SC-639 attacking submerged sub ....
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 1650 troops, 0 guns, 246 vehicles, Assault Value = 603
Defending force 4630 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 138
Allied adjusted defense: 3
Japanese assault odds: 46 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)
Allied ground losses:
715 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 61 disabled
Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
11th Division
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12854 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 470
Defending force 9283 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49
Japanese adjusted assault: 465
Allied adjusted defense: 13
Japanese assault odds: 35 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
212 casualties reported
Squads: 20 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Assaulting units:
34th Division
Defending units:
46th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 15590 troops, 663 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1365 – 32x artillery units have arrived from Chungking. They will dig in to level 1 field forts before starting bombardments. They weren’t ordered to bombard here, but joined in anyway. Only one Infantry Bde is set to bombard, but the combat replay showed the artillery units firing, possibly just counter-battery fire.
Defending force 71750 troops, 239 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2503
Allied ground losses:
297 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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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 16664 troops, 120 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 579
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 22125 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 641
Defending force 17606 troops, 129 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 445
Japanese adjusted assault: 571
Allied adjusted defense: 235
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
466 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
1484 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 131 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (3 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Assaulting units:
35th Division
110th Division – this Div is still about 50% disabled as it wasn’t given time to recover after the Battle of Chungking. Once this stack is clear it might stay at Chengtu for a few weeks to fully recover before moving to join other mopping up operations.
Defending units:
29th Chinese Corps
24th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
Jingcha War Area
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Ground combat at 63,37 (near Jorhat)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13701 troops, 152 guns, 198 vehicles, Assault Value = 517
Defending force 11275 troops, 95 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 317
Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18693 troops, 258 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 797
Defending force 17145 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 544
Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 26, 42
Repairs completed on SS I-19 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CVL Zuiho at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Nenohi at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hatsuyuki at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Suzukaze at Singapore, ship returned to service
B5N2 Kate from Hiryu-3 attacking SS Snapper at 103,63 SS Snapper is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Shokaku-2 attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Shokaku-2 attacking a O16 Class class SS at 103,61 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-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
7 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd Indpt SNLF Coy to Saidor
6 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 3rd Indpt SNLF Coy to Madang
3 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd JNAF Coy from Tassafaronga
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on DD Yugiri at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-169 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Keijo expands airfield to size 5
Fort Ord expands airfield to size 7
Port Moresby expands airfield to size 4
Torokina expands fortifications to size 2
Aircraft A6M5c Zero advances R&D
Jaluit Base Force - some devices have been upgraded at Jaluit – as part of the 4th Fleet defensive reorganisation, this mini base force will move to help garrison and develop Mili airfield.
DD Ushio available for service in damaged state at Rangoon
APD Nadakaze available for service in damaged state at Darwin – 70 float damage so has a risky trip ahead to move to Timor, then to try to get to Soerabaja repair yard.
SS Grouper is reported to have been sunk near Batan Island on Aug 02, 1942


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27 Oct 42 reports - 6/26/2020 1:26:56 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 27, 42
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ASW attack near Cooktown at 96,138
SS I-28
Allied Ships
DE Ward
DD Clark
DD Russell
SS I-28 is sighted by escort
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 27
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 16
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged – Nicks aren’t shooting any bombers down, but they stopped the airfield hits here and didn’t lose any of their own.
12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet *
CAP engaged:
44th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (8 airborne, 16 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 8000
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 27
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 23
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 23
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 6
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
Airbase hits 2
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 22
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 6
Liberator II: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 22
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 22
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed – B17s are tough… maybe I need Franks… After all those bombers there were very few airfield hits and only 1 Nick lost, so this might just be sustainable as long as the IJAAF can keep a Nick det over every airfield.
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 7
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 16
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 16
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
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ASW attack near Ominato at 118,53
xAK Ceylon Maru
PB Hakata Maru #7
Allied Ships
SS Drum
SS Drum is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Rangoon at 52,55
xAK Kyuma Maru
PB Fuji Maru #3
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kyuma Maru
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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 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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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 77th Chindit Brigade, at 59,40 , near Imphal
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Morning Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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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 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Afternoon Air attack on Kowloon Brigade, at 62,37 , near Dimapur – decided to do some recon by Fighter Sweep to start plotting a few more details of the defending units and chip away at any CAP not set to range 0. The Kowloon Bde are back in the game for more adventures.
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 34
Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 5
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
30 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet *
CAP engaged:
51st FG/25th FS with P-38G Lightning (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
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Afternoon Air attack on Kowloon Brigade, at 62,37 , near Dimapur
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32
Allied aircraft, the score of 4:0 today, not bad.
P-38F Lightning x 6
P-40E Warhawk x 5
P-40K Warhawk x 2
Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet *
CAP engaged:
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40K Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23rd FG/75th FS with P-38F Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 15130 troops, 130 guns, 246 vehicles, Assault Value = 632
Defending force 4026 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 342
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 342 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Allied ground losses:
3567 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 266 destroyed, 28 disabled
Units destroyed 1
Assaulting units:
23rd Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Regiment
11th Division
Defending units:
52nd Chinese Corps
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12991 troops, 110 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 487
Defending force 27098 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 476
Japanese adjusted assault: 250
Allied adjusted defense: 394
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
181 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
477 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 46 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
11th Army
Defending units:
73rd Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
33rd Group Army
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12854 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 470
Defending force 9087 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49
Japanese adjusted assault: 221
Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 31 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), fatigue(-)
Allied ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
34th Division – no time to be tired… Despite the good assault odds, this Div might need help to clear this stack quicker so it can move to Changsha.
Defending units:
4th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 15585 troops, 663 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1363
Defending force 71288 troops, 238 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2464
Allied ground losses: the guns are doing some good damage despite still not being set to bombard.
230 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5197 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 16568 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 573
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21923 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 619
Defending force 16375 troops, 122 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 332
Japanese adjusted assault: 403
Allied adjusted defense: 136
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Allied ground losses:
623 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 65 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 8 (4 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Assaulting units:
35th Division
110th Division
Defending units:
29th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
Jingcha War Area
24th Chinese Corps
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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 44582 troops, 110 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1399
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Ground combat at 63,37 (near Jorhat)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13666 troops, 152 guns, 198 vehicles, Assault Value = 513
Defending force 11275 troops, 95 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 317
Allied ground losses: A good sign, doing more damage to themselves than the IJA
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18724 troops, 258 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 797
Defending force 17163 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 546
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2718 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 77
Defending force 3496 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 72
Japanese adjusted assault: 78
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 19 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
117 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 27, 42
Kashgar is occupied by the Japanese – Far western China is now clear.
Repairs completed on CV Hiyo at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CV Junyo at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Teruzuki at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-121 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Tonan Maru #2 at Singapore, ship returned to service
G4M1 Betty from 753 Ku K-1 has spotted a Elco 80ft PT class PT at 98,130 a Elco 80ft PT class PT is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 95th Sentai attacking SS Haddock at 110,62 SS Haddock is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Trout at 100,58 SS Trout is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
2LT Higashiyama C. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Hanzawa F. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Ariyoshi H. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Ariyoshi H. of 11th Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Ono, M. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
1LT Kimura, T. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 8
2LT Chojiro B. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
8 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 1st JNAF Coy to Lae
6 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 1st JNAF Coy to Lae
7 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 1st JNAF Coy to Lae
4 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 2nd JNAF Coy from Tassafaronga
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on DD Murakumo at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Shinonome at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Nisshin Maru #2 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Blenheim expands airfield to size 4
Palmerston North expands airfield to size 4
Chungking expands airfield to size 8
Bakersfield expands airfield to size 3


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28 Oct 42 reports - 6/26/2020 1:51:42 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 28, 42
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TF 368 encounters mine field at Port Moresby (98,130)
Allied Ships
DMS Dorsey
DMS Hovey
62 mines cleared
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Sub attack near Babar at 77,117
xAK Yamafuku Maru
PB Hagoromo Maru
Allied Ships
SS Salmon
SS Salmon launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yamafuku Maru
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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 Chindit Brigade, at 59,40 , near Imphal
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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Division, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
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Morning Air attack on 93rd 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 10
B-17F Fortress x 18
B-24D Liberator x 22
Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 9
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 9
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 8
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 8
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
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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 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Ground combat at 74,48 (near Kweiyang)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 15460 troops, 130 guns, 296 vehicles, Assault Value = 632
Defending force 1637 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 453
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 453 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Allied ground losses:
2062 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 418 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1 – this hex finally clear
Assaulting units: All callsigns move to Bengal.
3rd Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
11th Division
Defending units:
60th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 15601 troops, 663 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1364
Defending force 71059 troops, 238 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2437
Allied ground losses:
461 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5197 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 16573 troops, 117 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 573
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21859 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 614
Defending force 15510 troops, 115 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 257
Japanese adjusted assault: 455
Allied adjusted defense: 58
Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
778 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 48 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (6 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Assaulting units:
35th Division
110th Division
Defending units:
95th Chinese Corps
13th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
Jingcha War Area
24th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13246 troops, 133 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 1469
Defending force 44535 troops, 108 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1391
Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units: 1st Army has finally arrived at Tsiaotso after moving cross country from one hex NW. All new arrivals will dig in to level 1 field forts before trying a deliberate attack. The defenders have had 41 resources and 41 light industry producing here since Dec 41, so could be sitting on a decent amount of supply by now. The 6th Mdm Field Arty are still moving but are struggling to drag the guns through the rough terrain.
1st Army
36th Division
37th Division
41st Division
4th RF Gun Battalion
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade
Defending units: About 150 average AV per defending Corps.
93rd Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
39th Group Army
7th Group Army
14th Group Army
15th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
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Ground combat at 63,37 (near Jorhat)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13650 troops, 152 guns, 198 vehicles, Assault Value = 511
Defending force 11275 troops, 95 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 317
Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18727 troops, 258 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 799
Defending force 17163 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 546
Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2744 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 81
Defending force 3416 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 62
Japanese adjusted assault: 85
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 85 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 28, 42
Repairs completed on BB Hiei at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CV Soryu at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on BB Yamashiro at Singapore, ship returned to service
B5N2 Kate from Shokaku-3 attacking SS Seawolf at 104,56 SS Seawolf 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
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
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 95th Sentai attacking SS Haddock at 110,62 SS Haddock is reported HIT
8 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 1st JNAF Coy to Lae
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on SS RO-100 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Aoba at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Teiyo Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Butte expands airfield to size 2
Launceston expands airfield to size 3
Madang expands fortifications to size 2
Utsonomiya expands airfield to size 4
Kalemyo expands fortifications to size 3
Device Nakajima Ha-45 advances R&D – to 11/42.
These engines will start production in a few days. Currently 3x30 and 1x40 factories. They will be expanded to 4x150 factories based on the forecast number of George and Frank that will be produced, and the engines used in aircraft research. This will burn through an extra 4k supply to repair them all for the next 4 months. This will get 500+ engines in the pool by Jan 43 to help boost George research from then. The best George factory is still 28(2), but there should be at least a few George factories fully repaired by Jan. The IJN need some Georges asap to try and counter B17s in SEAF.
Ace pilot Takenaka M. of 11th Sentai is promoted to 2LT
Shoho-1 converting to A6M5 Zero – at Singapore
SS I-26 available for service in damaged state at Truk


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 29, 42
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Sub attack near San Clemente Island at 223,81
SS I-11
Allied Ships
CM Terror – grrr, can’t even hit a bit fat CM… it looked big in the periscope too
SS I-11 launches 2 torpedoes
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 6
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb – trying something new here. I wonder what the allies think about 800kg bombs falling near the 13 ships spotted in port! The next raid might go in at 15k’, but that won’t be tomorrow.
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42 – no night CAP over Kalemyo, so more IJAAF planes lost on the ground…
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 16
Wellington Ic x 12
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 17
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125
Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 8
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 6
Liberator II: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5
Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 6
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Night Air attack on Kavieng , at 106,122
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 7
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
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Sub attack near Dutch Harbor at 172,51
SS I-4
Allied Ships
KV Quesnel
SS I-4 launches 2 torpedoes at KV Quesnel
KV Quesnel attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 182,103
SS I-153
Allied Ships
DD Farragut
DD Worden
SS I-153 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Farragut
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Morning Air attack on 2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion, at 60,38 , near Silchar
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32
Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 4
No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
CAP engaged:
51st FG/25th FS with P-38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Comilla , at 56,39
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
Allied aircraft
P-66 Vanguard x 1
P-66 Vanguard: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
5th FG/17th FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
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Morning Air attack on 6/9th Jat Battalion, at 61,37 , near Dimapur – the allied reserve defensive line isn’t anything to worry about.
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 2
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 99th 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 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 98th 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 10
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 36
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 17
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 8
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Sub attack near Perth at 37,144
SS I-34
Allied Ships
xAK Fultala, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage, sinking noises heard. Finally a sub hits something!
xAK Empire Grenfell
xAK Itola
SS I-34 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Fultala
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12861 troops, 110 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 475
Defending force 26397 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 424
Japanese adjusted assault: 254
Allied adjusted defense: 403
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
59 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
557 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 51 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
11th Army
Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
33rd Group Army
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12846 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 468
Defending force 8952 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 49
Japanese adjusted assault: 471
Allied adjusted defense: 13
Japanese assault odds: 36 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
212 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Assaulting units:
34th Division – two thirds of 15th Div will move here to help, with the other third staying as the Chungking garrison for the next few weeks. The 3rd and 6th Divs have fully recovered so have just started to move towards Bengal.
Defending units:
4th Chinese Corps
46th 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 15585 troops, 663 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1366
Defending force 70515 troops, 236 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2385
Allied ground losses:
280 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5197 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 16518 troops, 116 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 573
Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21797 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 608
Defending force 14803 troops, 109 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 207
Japanese adjusted assault: 549
Allied adjusted defense: 40
Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
118 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
1012 casualties reported
Squads: 17 destroyed, 69 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Guns lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Assaulting units:
35th Division
110th Division
Defending units: spotted moving west where 2x IJA Divs are waiting across the river. Previous units spotted moving didn’t cross the river, but moved NW instead further into the mountains where they seem to have stopped. If I can’t destroy them in these hexes I will just let them go, as they have to try and move across about 10 hexes of mountains before arriving at Ledo which is under IJA control.
13th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
24th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
Jingcha War Area
95th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13237 troops, 133 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 1649
Defending force 44496 troops, 108 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1389
Allied ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at 63,37 (near Jorhat)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13637 troops, 152 guns, 198 vehicles, Assault Value = 639
Defending force 11275 troops, 95 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 317
Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
20th Indian Division
Kowloon Brigade – just arrived from the west
75th Indian Brigade
14th British Brigade
Defending units:
51st/A Division
51st/C Division
23rd Army
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18727 troops, 258 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 799
Defending force 17153 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 546
Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
5th Chinese Corps
11th Group Army
1st Central India Base Force
7th Artillery Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment
Defending units:
56th Division
55th Engineer Regiment
15th Army
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2762 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 83
Defending force 3300 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47
Japanese adjusted assault: 43
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 43 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 29, 42
Repairs completed on DD Usugumo at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Toa Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK San Clemente Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Kuroshio Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Hachijo at Singapore, ship returned to service
1LT Okajima F. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
G4M1 Betty from Kisarazu Ku K-1 attacking SS Saury at 111,108 SS Saury is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuikaku-3 attacking SS KX at 106,124 SS KX is reported HIT
23 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting Kure 3rd SNLF to Lae
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on DD Shiratsuyu at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-10 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Fubuki at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Huzisan Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Hoyo Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Fresno expands airfield to size 6
Stockton expands airfield to size 6
Kohima expands airfield to size 2
Bandoeng expands airfield to size 5
Dili expands airfield to size 6
Alameda expands airfield to size 5
Chiba expands airfield to size 3
Aircraft Ki-44-IIc Tojo advances R&D to 2/43. With the engine bonus still helping, Tojo IIc should start production in late Nov 42.
There are 5x30 factories researching Tojo IIc while 1x60 is building Tojo IIa. I think I will just let 1x30 move to production to build 90x Tojo IIc per month. That would allow the other 4x30 factories to shift to A7M2 research to give me 8x30 on A7M2. 90x Tojo IIc per month might not be enough depending on how the air war is going, so if I have to I will increase Tojo production by expanding a production factory rather than losing another research factory.
CV Kaga beginning refit while under repair in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
CV Hiryu beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
DD Shiratsuyu beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
DD Yudachi beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
DD Yamakaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
DD Kawakaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
DD Umikaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
AO Sabine is reported to have been sunk near Efate on Jun 09, 1942
xAK Fultala is reported to have been sunk near Perth on Oct 29, 1942


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RE: 29 Oct 42 reports - 6/26/2020 2:39:26 PM   
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This shows the current status of the Burma/Bengal Front.
The underlying image is from about 24 Oct so is now nearly a week old, but the only thing to have changed is the steady stream of reinforcements following the 1st Tank Div towards Lashio.





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RE: 29 Oct 42 reports - 6/26/2020 2:48:38 PM   
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You will find the George your best sweeper, I would put minimal number on anti b17 duty as other planes can do pretty well there unless they are being escorted by Lightnings or better.

Tojo IIc is normally around 120 for me or more depending upon the number of oscars being made for escort duties and the intensity of the air war. They can be used till the end game...and match up well for late game cap traps versus wandering Allied carriers and deep anti bomber defense and the lowest layer in a multi layer cap front line defense.

Pretty map.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 30, 42
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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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Night Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37 – trying some night bombing of my own
G3M3 Nell x 8
Allied aircraft
no flights
Martlet II: 4 damaged
Runway hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 20000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Dacca , at 56,38
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42 – Night CAP Nicks didn’t fly which was annoying. Checked the unit after the turn and they probably failed a morale check as morale was in the 50s. A fresh unit with 99 morale will rotate in and replace them, but this cost another handful of Nicks destroyed on the ground…
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 21
Wellington Ic x 5
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 6
Liberator II: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 13
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 3
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Night Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125
A6M2 Zero x 19
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37
G3M3 Nell x 6
6 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 20000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 6
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
Airbase hits 1
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 18
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 15000.
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Night Air attack on Kalemyo , at 59,42
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
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ASW attack near Pearl Harbor at 181,106
SS I-153, hits 2
Allied Ships
DD MacDonough
SS I-153 launches 2 torpedoes at DD MacDonough
DD MacDonough attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Cooktown at 96,137
SS I-28, hits 1
Allied Ships
DD Jarvis
DD Stuart
SS I-28 is located by DD Jarvis
DD Stuart attacking submerged sub ....
DD Stuart is out of ASW ammo
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Sub attack near Cooktown at 95,136
SS I-170
Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DMS Dorsey
SS I-170 launches 4 torpedoes at DMS Hovey
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Morning Air attack on 2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion, at 60,38 , near Silchar
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 34
Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 3
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
51st FG/25th FS with P-38G Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 6/9th Jat Battalion, at 61,37 , near Dimapur
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32
Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 2
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40K Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 10th 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 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
A6M5 Zero x 18
Allied aircraft – well trained IJN fighter pilots flying A6M5s on LRCAP from Rabaul nibble away at the heavies. The hope is that some of the damaged planes don’t make it home or are written off.
B-17E Fortress x 10
B-17F Fortress x 25
B-24D Liberator x 25
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged
Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6
CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Milne Bay , at 101,133
A6M5 Zero x 4
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 7
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged
CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on 29th Chinese Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Afternoon Air attack on 76th Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 15598 troops, 663 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1366
Defending force 70166 troops, 236 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2348
Allied ground losses:
244 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5197 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 16416 troops, 116 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 561
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21807 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 611
Defending force 13403 troops, 96 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 135
Japanese adjusted assault: 256
Allied adjusted defense: 19
Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
111 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Allied ground losses:
594 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 124 disabled – this stack should be close to zero AV now
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 59 disabled
Guns lost 12 (2 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Assaulting units:
35th Division
110th Division
Defending units:
13th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
Jingcha War Area
29th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 13246 troops, 133 guns, 84 vehicles, Assault Value = 1651 – deliberate attack ordered for tomorrow to try and drop defensive forts.
Defending force 44488 troops, 106 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1390
Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18771 troops, 259 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 801
Defending force 17153 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 546
Japanese ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2753 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 82
Defending force 3210 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 32
Japanese adjusted assault: 39
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 39 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 30, 42
Wau is occupied by the Japanese
Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Pakhoi
Repairs completed on SS I-162 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Susuki at Singapore, ship returned to service – large TK escorts
Repairs completed on DD Tsuga at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Kuri at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hasu at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AO Tsurumi at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AO Shiretoko at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AO Ondo at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
B5N2 Kate from Zuikaku-3 attacking an Allied SS at 102,119 a Porpoise class SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 a Triton class SS is reported HIT
CPT Kanai, M. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
WO Hazawa, I. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
E13A1 Jake from 36th Ku T-1 attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a Electric Boat S-42 class SS at 103,61 an Allied 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
LT Shingo, H. of Hosho-1 is credited with kill number 3 – CVE Hosho is at Manus Island with Hosho-1 on day CAP. LT Shingo must have shot down an allied recon or float plane.
Masan expands airfield to size 4
Shanghai expands fortifications to size 5
Ogden expands airfield to size 9
Rangoon expands airfield to size 8
Toungoo expands fortifications to size 2
Port Moresby expands airfield to size 5
Manus expands airfield to size 6
Device Mitsubishi Ha-43 advances R&D to 12/44 with 3x30 factories researching this engine.
CL Agano arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo – Skipper changed and FPs upgraded to Jakes. Two very good search pilots arrive with her. Her sisters are due in 8, 20 and 32 months so this CL will join BB Yamato in reserve for a while.
SS RO-101 arrives at Kobe – to SEAF
SC Ch 37 arrives at Okayama – to Balikpapan to form ASW Div 33
SC Ch 39 arrives at Kobe – to Balikpapan


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 31, 42
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Sub attack near Cooktown at 95,135
SS I-170
Allied Ships
DD Jarvis
SS I-170 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Jarvis
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ASW attack near Soerabaja at 57,103
PB Yokae Maru
Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon
SS Gudgeon is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 52,55
CL Oi
CL Kitakami
DD Sawakaze
DD Yukaze
DD Yakaze
DD Shiokaze
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is sighted by escort
DD Shiokaze attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Kuroshima at 99,61
PB Shonan Maru #2
xAK Nikki Maru
Allied Ships
SS Grampus
SS Grampus launches 2 torpedoes at PB Shonan Maru #2
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 8
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
8 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37
G3M3 Nell x 8
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 9
Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
CAP engaged:
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 5
Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 9
CAP engaged:
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 10
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 19
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 8
B-17E Fortress x 5
Liberator II: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
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Night Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 6
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 6
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
Port hits 1
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Night Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37
G3M3 Nell x 7
Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 9
CAP engaged:
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 8
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Night Air attack on Jessore , at 53,37
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 4
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 8
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 6
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Jessore , at 53,37
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 5
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 5
Runway hits 2
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 52,55
DMS W-19
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is located by DMS W-19
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 96,133
SS I-171, hits 1
Allied Ships
DE Ward
xAK Hauraki
xAK Shooting Star
DD Clark
DD Russell
SS I-171 is sighted by escort
DD Russell attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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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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Afternoon Air attack on 2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion, at 60,38 , near Silchar
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 34
Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 2
51st FG/25th FS with P-38G Lightning (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on 9th Chinese Base Force, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Afternoon Air attack on 29th Chinese Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Afternoon Air attack on 76th Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Afternoon Air attack on 2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion, at 61,38 , near Dimapur
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32
Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 2
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Sub attack near Cooktown at 95,135
SS I-171, hits 3 – badly damaged, will move to Soerabaja for repairs
Allied Ships
DD Jarvis, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Blue
SS I-171 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Jarvis
DD Blue attacking submerged sub ....
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9742 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1364
Defending force 69793 troops, 235 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2310
Allied ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12869 troops, 110 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 475
Defending force 25846 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 371
Japanese adjusted assault: 138
Allied adjusted defense: 346
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
38 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
652 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 87 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
11th Army
Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
33rd Group Army
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12851 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 468
Defending force 8669 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 46
Japanese adjusted assault: 466
Allied adjusted defense: 13
Japanese assault odds: 35 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
3207 casualties reported
Squads: 131 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 110 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1 – a good sign that this hex will soon be clear
Assaulting units:
34th Division – this Div might not need reinforcement after all.
Defending units:
46th Chinese Corps
53rd Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5197 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 16309 troops, 115 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 550
Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21807 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 612
Defending force 10680 troops, 77 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 38
Japanese adjusted assault: 545
Allied adjusted defense: 10
Japanese assault odds: 54 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
1911 casualties reported
Squads: 103 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 209 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 39 (28 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Units destroyed 1
Assaulting units:
35th Division
110th Division
Defending units:
13th Chinese Corps
4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
29th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 43869 troops, 394 guns, 189 vehicles, Assault Value = 1652
Defending force 44388 troops, 106 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1382
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 1884 – great result as I wasn’t expecting to get 1:1 on this first attack.
Allied adjusted defense: 1276
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-) – I wasn’t expecting the supply (-). They defenders must have been eating too much.
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
2830 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 193 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
938 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade – stayed in reserve as it has no combat engineers. It will join in when the forts are zero.
37th Division
36th Division
41st Division
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade – stayed in reserve to avoid it getting destroyed as I need it for garrison duty.
1st Army – LGEN Yoshio Iwamatsu has mediocre stats, mostly in the 50s, it isn’t a high enough priority for PP to replace him yet. He is on the list of Generals to be replaced with a more capable and aggressive LGEN at some point.
4th RF Gun Battalion
Defending units:
27th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
39th Group Army
15th Group Army
7th Group Army
14th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
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Ground combat at 63,37 (near Jorhat)
Allied Deliberate attack – interesting development, the allies try to attack on the far northern end of the front. The 51st Div are in supply with high morale. I need them to hold here for another few weeks before reinforcements arrive. The allies may have received Sig Int about what is moving towards them from China.
Attacking force 16851 troops, 180 guns, 243 vehicles, Assault Value = 639
Defending force 11275 troops, 95 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 317
Allied adjusted assault: 264
Japanese adjusted defense: 495
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-). Not sure why the IJA got an experience (-) as the 51st Div has 65xp and HQ 23rd Army has 75, unless the British 14th Bde is more experienced.
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
906 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
667 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 103 disabled – more allied squads disabled than IJA.
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Assaulting units:
20th Indian Division
75th Indian Brigade
Kowloon Brigade
14th British Brigade
Defending units:
51st/A Division
51st/C Division
23rd Army
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18769 troops, 259 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 821
Defending force 17144 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 545
Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
5th Chinese Corps
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
2nd West Coast Base Force
7th Artillery Regiment
101st RAF Base Force
11th Group Army
1st Central India Base Force
56th AT Gun Regiment
Defending units:
56th Division
55th Engineer Regiment
15th Army
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2771 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 84
Defending force 3102 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18
Japanese adjusted assault: 44
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 44 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 31, 42
G4M1 Betty from Misawa Ku K-1/B has spotted xAK Suva at 169,51 xAK Suva is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuikaku-3 attacking a O19 Class class SS at 102,119 a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a O21 Class class SS at 103,61 a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Soryu-2 attacking an Allied DD at 51,93 a KV Class class SS is reported HIT
Repairs completed on SS I-23 at Truk, ship returned to service
Boise expands airfield to size 8
Rangpur expands airfield to size 7
Sabang expands port to size 3
Group '3rd Ku S-1' changes name to '202 Ku S-1'
Group '3rd Ku T-1' changes name to '202 Ku T-1'
Group '6th Ku S-1' changes name to '204 Ku S-1'
Group '6th Ku T-1' changes name to '204 Ku T-1'
Group 'Tainan Ku S-1' changes name to '251 Ku S-1'
Group 'Tainan Ku T-1' changes name to '251 Ku T-1'
Group 'Kanoya Ku S-1' changes name to '253 Ku S-1'
Group '5th Ku S-1' changes name to '452 Ku S-1'
Group '2nd Ku S-1' changes name to '582 Ku S-1'
Group '2nd Ku K-1' changes name to '582 Ku K-1'
Group 'Bihoro Ku K-1' changes name to '701 Ku K-1'
Group '4th Ku K-1 ' changes name to '702 Ku-1'
Group 'Misawa Ku K-1' changes name to '705 Ku K-1'
Group 'Kisarazu Ku K-1' changes name to '707 Ku K-1'
Group 'Kanoya Ku K-1' changes name to '751 Ku K-1'
Group '1st Ku K-1' changes name to '752 Ku K-1'
Group '1st Ku S-1' changes name to '752 Ku S-1'
Group 'Genzan Ku K-1' changes name to '755 Ku K-1'
Group 'Yokohama Ku T-1' changes name to '801 Ku T-1'
Group 'Yokohama Ku T-2 ' changes name to '801 Ku T-2'
Group 'Yokohama Ku U-1' changes name to '801 Ku U-1'
Group 'Yokohama Ku S-1' changes name to '801 Ku S-1'
Group '14th Ku T-1' changes name to '802 Ku T-1'
Group '14th Ku S-1' changes name to '802 Ku S-1'
Group 'Toko Ku T-1' changes name to '851 Ku T-1'
Group '21st Ku T-1' changes name to '902 Ku T-1'
Group '21st Ku T-2' changes name to '902 Ku T-2'
Group '21st Ku T-3' changes name to '902 Ku T-3'
Group '21st Ku T-4' changes name to '902 Ku T-4'
Group '21st Ku T-5' changes name to '902 Ku T-5'
Group '33rd Ku T-1' changes name to '932 Ku T-1'
Group '33rd Ku T-2' changes name to '932 Ku T-2'
Group '36th Ku T-1' changes name to '934 Ku T-1'
Group '40th Ku T-1' changes name to '936 Ku T-1'
Group '40th Ku T-2' changes name to '936 Ku T-2'
Group '19th Ku T-1' changes name to '952 Ku T-1'
Group '19th Ku T-2' changes name to '952 Ku T-2'
Group '31 Ku T-1' changes name to '954 Ku T-1'
Group '35th Ku T-1' changes name to '956 Ku T-1'
Group '10th I.F.Chutai' changes name to '25th Sentai'
19th/A Division - some devices have been upgraded at Paoshan
Accelerated training for 48 IJ Navy pilots from month-cycle 10 – this was interesting as I only have 1x IJN pilot in Training Command, placed there temporarily to move to a CV but I forgot he was there. I always thought Training Command needed 10 pilots to accelerate training.
253 Ku S-1 converting to size 36 from 27 – this creates more fighter pilot slots at Manus Island which is good.
582 Ku S-1 converting to size 27 from 12 – Claude training unit based at Tsu
582 Ku K-1 converting to size 18 from 12 – Val training unit based at Tsu
25th Sentai converting to size 30 from 12 – Oscar advanced training unit based at Chengtu.
SC CHa-45 arrives at Hirosaki/Aomori – will move to Sorong for ASW duty in the shallows around the DEI
253 Ku T-1 arrives at Rabaul – small recon unit. The IJNAF need a recon training unit so once the planes repair this unit will withdraw to somewhere like Guam and focus on training replacement IJN recon pilots.
Sasebo Ku S-1 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo – very small fighter unit returns.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 01, 42
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ASW attack near Soerabaja at 56,103
AO Tsurumi
AO Shiretoko
AO Ondo
E Hiyodori
Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon, hits 1
SS Gudgeon is sighted by escort – CDR Kishigawa does well. This TF has 3x8000 fuel loaded heading to SEAF after upgrading and loading up at Soerabaja.
Gudgeon bottoming out ....
E Hiyodori attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 52,55
DMS W-12, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage – sunk… inevitable really, Dutch subs are frustratingly effective… This sub has been well spotted for ages and this is a dedicated ASW task force, but not good enough today.
DMS W-19
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-12
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Umnak Island at 169,51, Range 7,000 Yards
CL Natori
CL Kinu
DD Satsuki
DD Kikuzuki
DD Nagatsuki
Allied Ships – two ships were spotted so the CL task force was ordered in to investigate.
xAK Suva, Shell hits 16, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
KV Quesnel, Shell hits 14, and is sunk
Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CL Kinu engages KV Quesnel at 7,000 yards
KV Quesnel sunk by CL Natori at 5,000 yards
xAK Suva sunk by DD Nagatsuki at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...
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Night Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126 – Rufes were set to night CAP but didn’t fly. Zeros will be set to night CAP from now on.
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 12
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 2
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 10
Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 5
A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A-20A Havoc bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1/C with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 – forgot to drop the patrol altitude here but it doesn’t seem to matter, even when I’ve matched them in Burma the day fighters struggle to get kills. I will try to remember to line them up tomorrow though.
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 6
Allied aircraft
no flights
Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses – excellent, some payback here.
The Dude mentioned in an email that he is enjoying this night bombing tit for tat, but Allied “Air Force HQ Staff are considering a trademark lawsuit”. Typical American, threatening to bring the lawyers in! I might suggest that his Legal Officer is welcome to present his case in person to the IGHG RSM any time he likes.
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 2
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Umnak Island , at 169,51
G4M1 Betty x 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 10
Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 4
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 7
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses – more good results
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Naval bombardment of Dutch Harbor at 171,50 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
2x “CV” were spotted in port at Dutch Harbour a few days ago, but I think they are 1xAV and 1xAVD. Still worth a bombardment run just to keep the allies honest.
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Chikuma
CA Chikuma firing at 2/250th Coastal Artillery Battalion
2/250th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at CA Chikuma
CA Tone firing at North Pacific - interesting news that I can’t really do anything with, HQ NORPAC is at Dutch Harbour.
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Morning Air attack on 29th Chinese Corps, at 76,40 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 57th Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 86th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Afternoon Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9729 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1363
Defending force 69747 troops, 233 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2304
Allied ground losses:
151 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
IJA Artillery bombardments commence at Changsha. Watching the combat replay the defending AV is taking hits, way more than during the Battle of Chungking. It will still be some weeks before reinforcement Infantry Divisions arrive as they are still clearing enemy stacks from the roads between Chungking and Changsha, but by the time they arrive the defenders here should have lost their hearing.
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5197 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 16234 troops, 115 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 544
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21828 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 613
Defending force 7458 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4
Japanese adjusted assault: 467
Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 66 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Allied ground losses: good numbers, but the stubborn defenders still won’t surrender
630 casualties reported
Squads: 101 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Assaulting units:
35th Division
110th Division – this Div needs to get itself to Manchukuo so I can buy out the 71st Division to help defend the Marianas. As soon as this stack is clear it will move east.
It will probably take a month or so to move there, which is fine as I will need that long to save the 1629 PP required (33 days worth). 70th Div is at Shanghai and will be bought out first for 1135 PP (23 days worth). These Divs are the next two things I’m saving PP for now that the Nick FB force has been established. With the Allies building up Port Moresby, the Pacific feels quite empty of land combat power right now.
Defending units:
13th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5720 troops, 58 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1454
Defending force 43616 troops, 106 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1304
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Ground combat at 66,43 (near Paoshan)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2529 troops, 18 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 99
Defending force 3603 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 103
Japanese adjusted assault: 87
Allied adjusted defense: 37
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), leaders(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade – this is only half the 21st IMB. I probably need a Division here but am not going to waste the time of moving one cross country to this hex.
Defending units:
54th Chinese Corps – spotted moving again, still trying to find a way towards India. The IJA Divisions will march past it to Lashio, then train to Myitkyina and get to India well ahead of this unit getting anywhere near safety.
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18775 troops, 259 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 822
Defending force 17136 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 543
Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 01, 42
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard APD Nadakaze – the end of the turn has it safely disbanded at Dili, repairing the system damage.
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-2 attacking SS KX at 106,124 SS KX is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Junyo-3 attacking SS Salmon at 57,100 SS Salmon is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Soryu-3 attacking SS Salmon at 57,100 SS Salmon is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Mogami-1 attacking an Allied SS at 101,126 a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 2nd JNAF Coy to Lae
19 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 5th Indpt SNLF Coy from Torokina
22 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on SS I-6 at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Ternate expands fortifications to size 2
Device NE turbojet advances R&D to 7/45. There are 2x30 research factories on this engine. The estimate is to start production in June 1944.
CVL Chitose beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo – it worked!
CVL Chiyoda beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
E Shimushu beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore – Type 2 depth charges for these large TK escorts
E Hachijo beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
E Kunashiri beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
E Ishigaki beginning refit in shipyard at Singapore
Wotje Base Force - some devices have been upgraded at Wotje
Kwajalein Base Force - some devices have been upgraded at Kwajalein Island
Maloelap Base Force - some devices have been upgraded at Maloelap
Majuro Base Force - some devices have been upgraded at Makin
SS I-164 available for service in damaged state at Truk – the damaged subs are stacking up at Truk again. Time to move the more heavily damaged ones back to Yokosuka or they’ll never get back in the action.
SS I-165 available for service in damaged state at Truk
xAK Senko Maru available for service in damaged state at Tulagi – heavily damaged with no escort available, but will try to move it via coastal hexes to Shortlands. Low chance of survival here.
Loss of DMS W-12 on Nov 01, 1942 is admitted
xAKL Kanchow is reported to have been sunk near Pakhoi on Jan 04, 1942
xAK Suva is reported to have been sunk near Umnak Island on Nov 01, 1942
KV Quesnel is reported to have been sunk near Umnak Island on Nov 01, 1942






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The Battle of Changsha preparatory artillery bombardments commence.

11th Army units are making steady progress clearing the locations near Chungking then will move to Changsha.
Once 1st Army captures Tsiaotso (in a few weeks) it will also move to Changsha.
After Changsha is captured all units will move to help finish the Battles of Chuhsien and Wenchow.






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1 Nov 42 Strategic Map

Just the IJA Divisions shown here.

Divisions to buy out of China / Manchukuo, in rough priority order:
1. 40th and 41st Divs to move to SEAF, to reinforce 21st Div at Lae if it is still held or the northern New Guinea coast if not.
2. 20th and 22nd Divs to move to the Celebes / Java or northern New Guinea if needed.
3. 70th and 71st Divs to move to the Marianas. 71st Div will need 110th or 116th Div to move to Manchukuo first.
4. 1st Guards Div to move to the Marianas. Guards Mixed Bde is still in reserve at Tokyo, with 193 days until this Div can form.
5. 26th and 27th Div to move to the DEI
6. 23rd ,24th ,25th ,28th and 29th Divs to move south as and when the Manchukuo garrison allows them to be bought out.

14x Divisions, so at least 14 months worth of PP assuming I don't waste them on anything else in between!





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One thing I forgot to check on 1 Nov was what could upgrade.
- J1N1-C Irving is available to build but as it needs 2x Nak-35 engines I won't build any.
- Ki-43-IIa Oscar can be built as an upgrade from the Ic.




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ORIGINAL: jdsrae

One thing I forgot to check on 1 Nov was what could upgrade.
- J1N1-C Irving is available to build but as it needs 2x Nak-35 engines I won't build any.
- Ki-43-IIa Oscar can be built as an upgrade from the Ic.


J1N1-C is temporarily useful; it has a max range of 22, so that may be very handy for a couple months until you get the Dinah-III. Also, unless you built the D4Y1-C, you need something other than Babs for the IJN Recon. For these reasons, I would be inclined to build the J1N1-C, but I skipped the Judy Recon....only useful off a CV.

IIa is a no-brainer, though the 2/43 version is even better.....armored

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I am building 10x Judy recon / month with a vague plan to use them to upsize a few IJN recon groups later.
The Babs is doing ok for the Navy, but the Myrt will be built once it arrives.

I’ve set the Oscar factories to auto upgrade from now on and will build the latest model until the Frank arrives.
The Oscar IV with cannons might be useful, but late war it might just be too slow and too flimsy.

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Nice maps. General thoughts:

As 1942 wanes, you want to keep the oil flowing out of the SRA till June of 1944 and need to think more and more offensively defensive. Instead of a huge ground war in India...you might think of a smash and grab on Ceylon destroying the valuable units there and denying a shipyard for the British for example.

I don't usually use full divisions in the Pacific/SRA except for Marianas & Singapore rail line. And I don't really like it in the Marianas either, tbh.

I like to have 3-4 full divisions with transport as a Reserve. Usually prep one for Marcus/Midway/Wake. I always worry about a Tavoy area invasion or Pegu that threatens cutting off Burma.

You need to start thinking about how your perimeter will contract and use engineers and supply stockpiles appropriately to prepare the ground. You need to build large air bases that are preferably immune from naval bombardments but that still protect likely invasion bases. Lang Son & Hanoi protect Samah, Kukong protects the Swatow coast, while the Swatow coast protects Formosa (not ideal here).

Allies have almost perfect information on your defenses thanks to Sig Int., you can use this against them staging weakly held areas to stage an ambush and counter attack.

Not all Allied offensives need to stopped/countered. Slowed, yes.

A lof of JFBs suffer from victory disease....but keeping the initiative is so important. A difficult balance. Look to bleed Allied fighters every chance you have.

Now is the time to really start saving supplies.




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Thanks both, it helps me think of alternatives.

The range of the Irving-C would be useful to recon bases from Madras to Calcutta, as a deception tactic.
The allies must be watching Sig Int like a hawk, as a few days after I set those bases as targets for the Kure SNLF and IJA Raiding Regts (as deception) I spotted allied movement arrows west out of Calcutta.

I’m going to use a G3M3 Nell det to do some long range recon of the Madras coast for a few turns just to keep the Allies guessing.

Colombo repair yard is certainly a high value target, but I’d need to prepare for landings and the allies would see that and have time to adjust.
I did have the 25th Army preparing for Ceylon as a deception plan to try and get the Allies to defend it instead of Bengal, but they didn’t follow the script...
I would also need KB back in the BoB to support a Ceylon invasion, but I’m pretty sure it will be needed back in the Pacific as soon as it recombines.

The allies might present opportunities for KB to in SEAF in late 42 if their recent successes make them over confident.
Just the threat of KB lurking in depth near Truk/Guam might help slow the allied advance.

IGHQ are pondering whether it is possible to cut off the 24th and 32nd Divs in PNG in late 42.
If the supply line to Port Moresby can be cut, the airfield could be put out of action.
That would need a big carrier Battle of the Coral Sea in December / January.

VADM Nagumo will get one more chance to make better use of the KB before F6 Hellcats arrive, but if he fails again he’ll be driving a desk for the rest of the war.

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This is the victory points worm on 1 Nov 42.

I need to do something big like capture another Chungking to achieve auto-victory on 1 Jan 43. I can't see a feasible way for that to happen now and I have never really been pushing for it, but there are more easy points available on the ground in China and if the Bengal campaign goes well then Q1 1943 might be achievable.

The Int Staff assess that the allies will probably be hoping to hold in Bengal and will also probably keep trying to collect their own points in the SEAF theatre by expanding their presence in PNG. Alert levels are rising in the Solomons, 4th and 5th Fleet areas too, but they will generally be held as delay rather than all-in defence positions.






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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 02, 42
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Sub attack near Rangoon at 52,55
DMS W-10
DMS W-19
SS O23 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-10
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 19
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 10
CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS/B with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
49th FG/7th FS/C with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 9
Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 1 damaged
Airbase supply hits 1
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Night Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138
B-17E Fortress x 5
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Umnak Island , at 169,51
G4M1 Betty x 3
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130
SSX Ha-12
Allied Ships
DE Ward
xAK Hauraki
xAK Shooting Star
DD Clark
DD Russell
SSX Ha-12 is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Lunga at 114,138
CA Ashigara
DD Asashio
DD Asagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Natsugumo
Allied Ships
SS S-42, hits 3
SS S-42 is sighted by escort
DD Natsugumo attacking submerged sub ....
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Submarine attack near Rekata Bay at 112,135
xAK Senko Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage – as expected…
Allied Ships
SS S-47
xAK Senko Maru is sighted by SS S-47
SS S-47 launches 2 torpedoes
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Sub attack near Soerabaja at 57,103
xAKL Hiyori Maru
PB Uruboko Maru
Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon, hits 3
Captain of SS Gudgeon elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
PB Uruboko Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Soerabaja at 57,103
AO Erimo
E Sagi
Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon
SS Gudgeon launches 6 torpedoes at AO Erimo – none from 6, AO Erimo got lucky today!
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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 Dimapur , at 62,38
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 33 – time to get some sweepers back in the air over Bengal. Tojos with experienced pilots all 70+ with some 80+ here.
Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 5
P-40K Warhawk x 8
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 3 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet
CAP engaged:
23rd FG/74th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 22 – Helen units have rotated in for Sally units. Hoping that the armour on the Helen helps reduce losses, but I will start using more bombers in this area soon so I won’t be able to compare.
Allied ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 14 (2 destroyed, 12 disabled) – that’s nearly a Regt of guns out of action in one raid.
Aircraft Attacking:
22 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3
Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 76th Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 9th Chinese Base Force, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Division, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 30
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8
B-17F Fortress x 6
B-24D Liberator x 17
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4
CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
251 Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 4 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 15
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 13
B-17F Fortress: 5 damaged
CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
251 Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129 – the allies have some good tactics going here. The Heavy Bombers are barely touched by the CAP, then the CAP gets tired before the Medium Bombers come in. Tough to counter, apart from guessing the right base to put LRCAP over and cross the fingers that the allied aircraft start getting fatigued from overuse.
A6M2 Zero x 5
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 13
A-20A Havoc x 12
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-26B Marauder x 30
P-38E Lightning x 19
P-38F Lightning x 10
P-39D Airacobra x 18
P-40K Warhawk x 8
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft losses
A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 59
CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
251 Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 10
B-25C Mitchell x 15
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 8
CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Afternoon Air attack on 9th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 96,134
SS I-25, hits 1
Allied Ships
DD Frazier
DD Monssen
SS I-25 is sighted by escort
DD Frazier attacking submerged sub ....
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Submarine attack near Port Moresby at 98,130
SSX Ha-12, hits 9, and is sunk
Allied Ships
DD Mustin
DE Ward
xAK Hauraki
xAK Shooting Star
DD Clark
DD Russell
SSX Ha-12 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Mustin
DD Russell attacking submerged sub ....
SSX Ha-12 forced to surface! Gunnery practice for the DDs…
DD Russell firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Mustin firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Clark firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Mustin firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Clark firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Mustin firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1365
Defending force 69585 troops, 230 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2287 – this raw AV has dropped about 200 in the past 7 days just from artillery bombardment. The largest defending Corps is now <500 AV and dropping slowly but steadily.
Allied ground losses:
408 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12864 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 470
Defending force 6174 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31
Japanese adjusted assault: 417
Allied adjusted defense: 10
Japanese assault odds: 41 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Allied ground losses:
1993 casualties reported
Squads: 63 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 126 destroyed, 12 disabled
Units destroyed 1 – making progress here
Assaulting units:
34th Division
Defending units:
53rd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5197 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 16138 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 538
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21849 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 617
Defending force 6831 troops, 40 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 588
Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 84 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Allied ground losses:
822 casualties reported
Squads: 72 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 9 (9 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Assaulting units:
35th Division
110th Division
Defending units:
13th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5783 troops, 58 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1509
Defending force 43639 troops, 106 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1308
Allied ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18826 troops, 259 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 824
Defending force 17131 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 542
Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2808 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 87
Defending force 2977 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8
Japanese adjusted assault: 85
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 02, 42
CM Tsugaru lays defensive minefield at Mili ( 136 , 121) and sets course for Kusaie Island – there is 1x ACM and a bit of fuel at Mili to keep these mines in place.
E13A1 Jake from Mutsu-1 attacking a Grampus class SS at 102,119 an Allied SS is reported HIT
1LT Aoyagi, Y. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
CPT Jobo, R. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
CPT Jobo, R. of 11th Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Chojiro B. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Kimiyama B. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Inoue A. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
1LT Aoyagi, Y. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
WO Miyamoto, G. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Yoshioka, Y. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Yoshioka, Y. of 11th Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Inokuchi P. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 89,64 a O19 Class class SS is reported HIT
H6K4 Mavis from 802 Ku T-1 has spotted xAKL Silindoeng at 91,132 xAKL Silindoeng 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
Repairs completed on SS I-32 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Ace pilot Ito, T. of 11th Sentai is promoted to 2LT
Wotje Base Force - some devices have been upgraded at Wotje
Kwajalein Base Force - some devices have been upgraded at Kwajalein Island
Maloelap Base Force - some devices have been upgraded at Maloelap
Majuro Base Force - some devices have been upgraded at Makin
SS I-21 available for service in damaged state at Manus
Loss of SSX Ha-12 on Nov 02, 1942 is admitted


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 03, 42
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 96,133
SS I-20
Allied Ships
DD Frazier
DD Monssen
SS I-20 is sighted by escort
DD Monssen attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 14
Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 5
Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS/C with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Umnak Island , at 169,51
G4M1 Betty x 2
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 21
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 8
B-25C Mitchell x 4
Liberator II: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 9
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Port hits 1
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 4
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
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ASW attack near Fukuoka at 104,56
SC CHa-45
Allied Ships
SS Seawolf
SS Seawolf is sighted by escort
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Morning Air attack on 32nd Infantry Division, at 99,130 , near Port Moresby
A6M2 Zero x 22 – recon sweep over the Kokoda Trail
Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 1
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
49th FG/9th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion, at 60,38 , near Silchar
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 34
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Morning Air attack on 32nd Infantry Division, at 99,130 , near Port Moresby
A6M2 Zero x 3
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 4
P-38F Lightning x 4
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
35th FG/39th FS with P-38F Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
49th FG/9th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 6th Australian Division, at 59,39 (Silchar)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
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Morning Air attack on 35th Group Army, 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 2/1 AIF Pioneer Battalion, at 61,38 , near Dimapur
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 30
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 20th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Afternoon Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Afternoon Air attack on 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
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Afternoon Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Afternoon Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 8
A6M5 Zero x 7
Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 10
P-38F Lightning x 8
P-40K Warhawk x 8
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 3 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Runway hits 2
CAP engaged:
202 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 4
A6M5 Zero x 3
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8
B-17F Fortress x 5
B-24D Liberator x 15
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5
CAP engaged:
202 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M2 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 12
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged
CAP engaged:
202 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
P-40K Warhawk x 6
Runway hits 1
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ASW attack near Fukuoka at 104,56
SC CHa-45
Allied Ships
SS Seawolf
SS Seawolf is located by SC CHa-45
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1365
Defending force 69188 troops, 229 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2257
Allied ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12942 troops, 110 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 481
Defending force 25050 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 311
Japanese adjusted assault: 249 – consistently bad die rolls here
Allied adjusted defense: 319
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Allied ground losses:
877 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 94 disabled – this should help to start swinging the adjusted AV ratio close to 1:1 for the next attack.
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment – the Tank Regt probably doing the extra damage
13th Division – two thirds of the 15th Div will arrive here to help within the week
11th Army
Defending units:
73rd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
33rd Group Army
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12869 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 470
Defending force 4210 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 201
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 50 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
1603 casualties reported
Non Combat: 164 destroyed, 13 disabled
Units destroyed 1 – only 2x defending Corps to go here. Hopefully clear in four days max, allowing for a rest between each attack to let supply move into the hex.

Assaulting units:
34th Division
Defending units:
2nd Chinese Corps
25th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12208 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 437
Defending force 19833 troops, 64 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 579
Japanese adjusted assault: 184 – awful die roll, the leader (-) probably did this
Allied adjusted defense: 331
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses:
490 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 54 disabled – no real permanent damage done. This Div will recover and then keep chipping away.
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Allied ground losses:
263 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 31 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Assaulting units:
22nd Division
Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
3rd War Area
16th Construction Regiment
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5197 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 16090 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 534
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Ground combat at 76,40 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21893 troops, 204 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 622
Defending force 6267 troops, 27 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8
Japanese adjusted assault: 603
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 150 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Allied ground losses:
8335 casualties reported
Squads: 214 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 873 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 39 (39 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2
Assaulting units:
35th Division – will now move to the Battle of Changsha
110th Division – will move to Changsha but will probably then move straight on to Manchukuo to allow the 71st Div to be bought out.
Defending units: this hex is clear, but there are about 6 enemy units in the hex one NW moving W. Two other IJA Divs will try to attack them, before letting them go so that they can also move to the Battle of Changsha.
13th Chinese Corps
29th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5783 troops, 58 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1537
Defending force 43667 troops, 106 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1310
Allied ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at 63,37 (near Jorhat)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 16372 troops, 180 guns, 243 vehicles, Assault Value = 566
Defending force 10776 troops, 94 guns, 89 vehicles, Assault Value = 271
Allied adjusted assault: 359
Japanese adjusted defense: 423
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
896 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 104 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
730 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Assaulting units:
75th Indian Brigade
Kowloon Brigade
20th Indian Division
14th British Brigade
Defending units: 51st/B is moving west to reform the Div, if it arrives in time. A Regt from the future 30th Div is being flown in to replace it.
51st/A Division
51st/C Division
23rd Army
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18826 troops, 259 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 824
Defending force 17127 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 541
Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2799 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 86
Defending force 2886 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 89
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 89 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
129 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 03, 42
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking SS KX at 101,119 SS KX is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
PO1 Matsuo V. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
D3A1 Val from Zuikaku-2 attacking an Allied SS at 102,119 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 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
PO1 Kondo C. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Fukuyama, K. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Fukuyama, K. of Zuikaku-1 attains ace status!!
PO2 Fukuyama, K. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 6
PO2 Fujiwara I. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
18 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 21st Division to Lae
17 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
19 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Canberra expands airfield to size 7
Darjeeling expands airfield to size 2
Spassk-Dalniy expands airfield to size 9
Previous report of sinking of CLAA San Juan incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service - multiple cases of the iJN over-claiming their victories here!
Previous report of sinking of SS Shark incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Sailfish incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS S-40 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
59th JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo – will move to Kushiro on Hokkaido, to allow the 27th JNAFU to move to 2nd Fleet in SWAF.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 04, 42
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Sub attack near Manus at 101,119
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
DD Uranami
DD Shirayuki
Allied Ships
SS KX, hits 3
SS KX launches 4 torpedoes at BB Hyuga – just the entrée in the sub war today
DD Uranami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Uranami attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 6
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 8
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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ASW attack near Manus at 101,119
DD Akatsuki
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS KX, hits 6
SS KX launches 4 torpedoes at DD Akatsuki
KX bottoming out ....
DD Inazuma attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Manus at 101,119
BB Nagato
DD Akigumo
DD Makigumo
DD Kazegumo
Allied Ships
SS KX, hits 3, heavy damage – good to see, but it took this sub to be in the Manus Island shallow water hex, which has mines present, and it got a good look at 2x BB task forces before it took heavy damage.
SS KX is sighted by escort
KX bottoming out ....
DD Makigumo attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Tulagi at 114,137
CA Suzuya, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage – not good. This is a fast transport task force extracting some troops from Lunga and on its way back out past Tulagi.
CA Kumano
DD Amatsukaze
DD Hagikaze
DD Arashi
DD Nowaki

Allied Ships
SS S-37
Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
SS S-37 launches 4 torpedoes at CA Suzuya
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 96,134
SS I-25, hits 1
Allied Ships
DD Frazier
DD Monssen
SS I-25 is sighted by escort
DD Monssen attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on 31st Group Army, at 75,39 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Division, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 31
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Division, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 42nd Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Prov Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 75th Indian Brigade, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M5 Zero x 5
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-17F Fortress x 13
B-24D Liberator x 18
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4
CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M5 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 6
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
Runway hits 1
CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 38
A6M2-N Rufe x 9
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
A-20A Havoc x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 26
B-26B Marauder x 27
P-39D Airacobra x 25
P-40K Warhawk x 8
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses – the IJNAF are extracting a reasonable price here, with multiple Zero units flying LRCAP from developing airfields within range of Lae and Buna. I just need to keep an eye on things like morale and fatigue.
HQ 6th Air Division will arrive at Tokyo in about 21 days so it will be able to support some Nicks down here from early December.
A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 6 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 48
CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 13 on standby, 8 scrambling)
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
802 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 17
A6M2-N Rufe x 3
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
A-20A Havoc x 6
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Runway hits 1
CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
802 Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
A6M5 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
CAP engaged:
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Sub attack near Tulagi at 114,137
CA Suzuya, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage – Suzuya is in serious trouble here. Heavy system and heavy float damage, moderate fires and can’t disband because there are still some troops on board… Will try to unload the troops at Tulagi then disband in port, if it doesn’t sink first or get hit by more torpedoes in the process. Even if it disbands and gets the fires out, the allies will surely try to bomb the port so it will need to try and dodge the allied submarine swarm and move north. She needs to survive the night before I worry about that though.
When trying to achieve 4:1 victory point ratio, for every IJN CA that sinks I need to sink another USN BB just to break even.
Lesson learnt here is not to risk heavy cruisers on fast transport missions. That job will be left to the old CLs and DDs from now on.
DD Hagikaze
Allied Ships
SS S-37
Japanese ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
SS S-37 launches 4 torpedoes at CA Suzuya
S-37 bottoming out ....
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9975 troops, 646 guns, 725 vehicles, Assault Value = 1366
Defending force 68973 troops, 227 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2233
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
209 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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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 16061 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 532
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 43054 troops, 402 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 1556
Defending force 43726 troops, 105 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1315
Japanese adjusted assault: 1969
Allied adjusted defense: 1144
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 2)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1 – that was the aim of this attack, but casualties are reasonably heavy.
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
3607 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 336 disabled – big numbers of disablements, but the 4th IMB and 3x Divisions took them almost evenly. I must have set the 4th IMB to join the attack which was a mistake. I will let the 1st Army recover until it has raw AV back to 1:1 ratio which might take 7-10 days.
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Guns lost 26 (1 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
807 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 95 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Assaulting units:
37th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
41st Division
36th Division
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade
1st Army
4th RF Gun Battalion
Defending units:
98th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
39th Group Army
14th Group Army
7th Group Army
15th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18835 troops, 259 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 825
Defending force 17150 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 545
Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 04, 42
Wau is occupied by the Japanese – with 21st Div flying into Lae, the unoccupied Wau flips back to IJA control.
Repairs completed on BB Fuso at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-33 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
D3A1 Val from Zuikaku-2 attacking SS KX at 101,119 SS KX 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
PO2 Oishi, H. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Ibusuki D. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Kawabata O. of 802 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Doigawa C. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Maki C. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Maki J. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Komachi C. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Komachi C. of Chitose Ku S-1 attains ace status!!
PO2 Komachi C. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 6
Damaged A6M5 Zero from Shokaku-1 is missing, pilot reported killed – the price of flying LRCAP…
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 89,64 a Gato class 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 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
16 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 21st Division to Lae
19 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
20 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Paramushiro-jima expands fortifications to size 4
Mengtze expands airfield to size 1
59th JNAF AF Unit - some devices have been upgraded at Tokyo


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5 Nov 42 reports - 6/30/2020 12:48:02 PM   
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CA Suzuya still floats!
Fires are down to 7 so there is a slim chance that she survives, at least the next few days...
Night and day CAP is set overhead to try and defend against port strikes.
A 3xDD ASW task force is moving to Tulagi to become the escort to try and move her north.
If the fires can be extinguished this turn, she will move next turn to one of the dot hexes just to get out of Tulagi as it is the obvious place for her to be there for emergency repairs.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 05, 42
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ASW attack near Manus at 102,119
DD Hibiki
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS Pike
SS Pike is located by DD Hibiki
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ASW attack near Miyako-jima at 92,66
SC Ch 39
Allied Ships
SS Finback, hits 1
SS Finback is located by SC Ch 39
SC Ch 39 attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 10
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied aircraft losses
PBY-5A Catalina: 5 damaged – shame some couldn’t be destroyed, but good numbers damaged.
Runway hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 8
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Sub attack near Tulagi at 114,137
DD Hagikaze
Allied Ships
SS S-37, hits 1
SS S-37 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hagikaze
DD Hagikaze attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Truk at 111,108
xAK Kozan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Kasyu Maru
Allied Ships
SS Saury
SS Saury launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kozan Maru
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ASW attack near Cooktown at 96,138
SS I-28
Allied Ships
DD Monssen
DD Frazier
SS I-28 is located by DD Monssen
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Sub attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86
SC Ch 1
SC Ch 3
Allied Ships
SS Runner
Captain of SS Runner elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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ASW attack near Cooktown at 96,137
SS RO-68
Allied Ships
DMS Hopkins
xAKL Legazpi
DD Hughes
SS RO-68 is sighted by escort
DD Hughes attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Truk at 111,108
xAK Kozan Maru, on fire, heavy damage – one hex from Truk, so might survive
PB Tatsumiya Maru
Allied Ships
SS Saury
SS Saury launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Kozan Maru
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Morning Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 42
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed – might have got a bit aggressive here with a 3-4 scoreline after the first half of the sweep.
Allied aircraft
P-66 Vanguard x 12
P-38F Lightning x 13
Allied aircraft losses
P-66 Vanguard: 2 destroyed
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
29 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet *
CAP engaged:
3rd FG/32nd FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
23rd FG/75th FS with P-38F Lightning (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 6 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36 – but the second half was 3-0 to make it 6-4 in total. Not a great ratio, but I don’t think the allies get many P-66s and the P-38 replacements might also be a bit low. It’s been a long time since I’ve played as allies though…
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 38
Allied aircraft
P-66 Vanguard x 1
P-38F Lightning x 6
P-66 Vanguard: 1 destroyed
P-38F Lightning: 2 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
34 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet *
CAP engaged:
3rd FG/32nd FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
23rd FG/75th FS with P-38F Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 48th Chinese Corps, at 75,39 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 43
Allied ground losses:
83 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Also attacking 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 3rd Indian Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 2
Allied ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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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 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129 – the IJNAF can’t fly big LRCAP swarms every day, but all these heavy bombers don’t do much damage today. The airfield is already closed, so they can continue to bomb it all they want and I’ll contest every few days when the Zero groups have reasonable morale/fatigue.
B-17E Fortress x 7
B-17F Fortress x 14
B-24D Liberator x 22
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 9
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Morning Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 6
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 85th Naval Guard Unit, at 91,128 (Horn Island) – it’s time to start extracting the 85th NGU or they will just get minced up by B17s. A good job for the Mavis transports at Manus.
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
Japanese ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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ASW attack near Kavieng at 106,122
SC Ch 15
Allied Ships
SS S-35
SS S-35 is sighted by escort
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9970 troops, 646 guns, 725 vehicles, Assault Value = 1365
Defending force 68779 troops, 223 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2221
Allied ground losses:
286 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12860 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 469
Defending force 3065 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 469
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 117 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
1052 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 205 destroyed, 2 disabled
Units destroyed 1 – excellent, only one to go before the 34th Div can finally move.
Assaulting units:
34th Division
Defending units:
25th Chinese Corps
46th Chinese Corps
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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 16000 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 526
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Ground combat at 66,43 (near Paoshan)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2529 troops, 18 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 99
Defending force 3522 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97
Japanese adjusted assault: 100
Allied adjusted defense: 70
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Defending units:
54th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 45,90 (near Benkoelen) – mopping up on Sumatra
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 4072 troops, 46 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 146
Defending force 110 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 131
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 131 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
111 casualties reported
Non Combat: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1
Assaulting units:
26th Ind.Mixed Brigade – this IMB will prepare defences at Benkolen as the forward screen for any allied landing there to try and capture or neutralise the critical oilfields at Palembang.
Defending units:
Zuid KNIL Battalion
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18862 troops, 260 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 828
Defending force 17145 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 544
Japanese ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2799 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 86
Defending force 2774 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
Japanese adjusted assault: 44
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 05, 42
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 89,64 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
2LT Shibayama O. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Shibayama O. of 1st Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Miyazaki D. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Aino R. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Aino R. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Aino R. of 1st Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Fujimoto N. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Dohibara V. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
WO Miyamoto, G. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
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 Gato at 101,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 208th Sentai attacking SS Gato at 101,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
16 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 21st Division to Lae
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
20 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Surat Thani expands airfield to size 3
Woleai expands fortifications to size 1 – I’ve moved the auxiliaries that were at Manus back to Woleai and a JNAF AFU is there. Multiple AKE and one or two of AS, AD, AV, AG, etc. This will be a backup replenishment base for the KB and Battle Force for when Manus Island becomes untenable.
Port Moresby expands airfield to size 6
Tarakan expands fortifications to size 4
Aircraft A6M5c Zero advances R&D to 11/43 and closing at nearly 4 months per month. Production start in late Jan or early Feb 43 is the forecast.



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6 Nov 42 reports - 7/1/2020 12:25:16 PM   
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CA Suzuya fires only dropped by 1 to 6...


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 06, 42
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ASW attack near Manus at 102,119
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS Pike
SS Pike is located by DD Inazuma
DD Inazuma attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41 – I’ve rustled up another Nick det for night fighter duty over Chittagong tomorrow. That is nearly every active IJAAF airfield in Burma with a night fighter det now.
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 9
Wellington Ic: 3 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground – losing the odd plane isn’t too bad, but sometimes it seems to kill or wound pilots on the ground too.
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 52,55
SC CHa-31
SC CHa-33
SC CHa-32
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Perth at 35,147
SS I-169
Allied Ships
xAK Jehangir, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage – proof that IJN subs can hit things, but seemingly only when they aren’t escorted.
SS I-169 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Jehangir
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 96,134
SS I-20
Allied Ships
DD Frazier
SS I-20 is sighted by escort
I-20 diving deep ....
DD Frazier is out of ASW ammo
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ASW attack near Manus at 101,119
DD Yayoi
CL Sendai
DD Fumizuki
DD Minazuki
Allied Ships
SS S-41, hits 2 – still no knock out blow…
SS S-41 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Yayoi
DD Minazuki attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb – I don’t think the allies know exactly where CA Suzuya is but Port raids were launched on Lunga and Tulagi today, so they must assume that she is still afloat.
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Morning Air attack on Dacca , at 56,38 – this was a costly mistake, the Nells were meant to fly a night mission but the staff officer failed to tick the box and superiors at all levels missed the error.
There was nothing that could be done but watch and raise a glass to the bravery and unquestioning loyalty of CMDR Miyazaki and his 752nd Kukotai Nell pilots, as they flew straight into the P-66 CAP. I wonder if this created the first Chinese ace? The Foreign Minister might ask that when I send the next turn.
A big Tojo sweep of Dacca will be planned to try and knock these P-66s back down a peg.
G3M3 Nell x 21
Allied aircraft
P-66 Vanguard x 11
Japanese aircraft losses
G3M3 Nell: 7 destroyed, 3 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed on ground
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed on ground
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 10
CAP engaged:
5th FG/17th FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 8 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137
A6M2 Zero x 36
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged – it’s good to shoot a B17 down. It looks like the IJN only need 10:1 numbers advantage to achieve it!
Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb – this is where CA Suzuya is, desperately trying to put the fires out.
CAP engaged:
202 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
252 Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling) – the A det are on night fighter duty.
252 Ku S-1/C with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 16th Division, at 114,138 (Lunga) – only about a third of the 16th Div is left at Lunga, with the other two thirds withdrawn by fast transports to Rabaul and Manus. I think I will leave the LGEN and this third at Lunga to make the allies commit 1-2 Divs if they want to take the place.
Allied CVs have not been spotted for a few weeks now. IGHQ are expecting the USMC to make an appearance here shortly, or maybe in the Gilberts/Marshalls.
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 48th Chinese Corps, at 75,39 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 2
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 42
Allied aircraft
P-66 Vanguard x 8
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged – more easy kills for the P66s, the Oscar escorts didn’t fly today.
Allied ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
CAP engaged:
5th FG/17th FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) – this is the same unit that was flying CAP over Dacca, so it is set to quite a large CAP radius, maybe 5-6 hexes?
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 20th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Terapo at 96,127 – I’d spotted an allied Cruiser task force at Terapo, so planned an ambush. The results were disappointing though. A fleet-wide check of the bomb aiming sights on the Val is ordered…
A6M2 Zero x 29
D3A1 Val x 24
Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 11 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied Ships – lots of bombs splashes falling all around the cruisers, but no joy… They were dive bombing so I got the altitude right, but the combination of heavy flak and mostly “rookie” Val pilots with experience in the 50s did this. This task force will probably flee tomorrow and CAP will likely be placed over Terapo, so this opportunity is lost.
CA San Francisco
CL Trenton
CL Sumatra
CL Achilles
xAP Neptuna, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Terapo at 96,127
B5N2 Kate x 16 – then the Kates set to 2k’ level bombing get their turn and do better, but no knock out blows. Would have put a scare into the allies though and might make them pull their heads in a bit.
B5N2 Kate: 3 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied Ships
CL Trenton, Bomb hits 2, on fire
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Sumatra
CL Achilles
Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 2000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
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ASW attack near Truk at 112,109
CM Tsugaru – on the way to Truk after dropping mines at Mili.
Allied Ships
SS Growler
SS Growler is sighted by escort
CM Tsugaru attacking submerged sub ....
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9745 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1418
Defending force 68611 troops, 220 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2212 – minus 9 since yesterday, so not significant but at least it isn’t going up. The number of defending guns is dropping by a few a day as well, which will reduce the IJA casualties when the first deliberate attack goes in.
Allied ground losses:
281 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12951 troops, 110 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 482
Defending force 24314 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 257
Japanese adjusted assault: 219
Allied adjusted defense: 307
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
256 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
511 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 56 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Units destroyed 1 – making progress despite the 1:2 adjusted AV ratio
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
11th Army
Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
33rd Group Army
78th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 70,49 (near Kunming)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12513 troops, 113 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 465
Defending force 1955 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41
Japanese adjusted assault: 230
Allied adjusted defense: 19
Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
402 casualties reported
Squads: 36 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 26 destroyed, 4 disabled
Units destroyed 1
Assaulting units:
17th Division – slight diversion on the way to Burma/India.
Defending units: mopping up just SE of Kunming. This won’t take long to clear now.
41st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
6th Chinese Corps
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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 16006 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 529
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Ground combat at 66,43 (near Paoshan)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2529 troops, 18 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 99
Defending force 3510 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 96
Japanese adjusted assault: 45
Allied adjusted defense: 31
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Defending units:
54th Chinese Corps – showing movement towards India again, and the other half of the 21st IMB which is at Myitkyina.
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18853 troops, 260 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 826
Defending force 17163 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 546
Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
5th Chinese Corps
2nd West Coast Base Force – is the presence of these Indian Base Force units evidence of a “full court press” by the allies?
I know this game is called Admiral’s Edition, but I am keen to crack open the Bengal Front and unleash the IJA Tank Corps into India. The 3rd Tank Division will be able to form in China in about a month.
1st Central India Base Force
101st RAF Base Force
11th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment
Defending units:
56th Division
55th Engineer Regiment
15th Army

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 06, 42
Repairs completed on DD Makinami at Tokyo, 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 Sargo at 100,59 SS Sargo is reported HIT
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
19 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 21st Division to Lae
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
19 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on SS I-27 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Masan expands airfield to size 5
Attu Island expands fortifications to size 3
Makin expands airfield to size 1
Kohima expands airfield to size 3 – partly to support aircraft when the advance commences, but also to help increase the max supply draw through this hex towards the front line troops. HQ 4th Air Division might be flown into this airfield to support CAP over the IJA hoard from China when it arrives.
Madang expands fortifications to size 3
Yenki expands airfield to size 6 -
San Luis Obispo expands airfield to size 9 – the allies showing off how many engineers and how much supply they have.
Ace pilot Kurauchi, T. of 6th Ku S-1/A is promoted to PO1
Loss of AMc Ayaha Maru on Jul 03, 1942 is admitted
xAK Jehangir is reported to have been sunk near Perth on Nov 06, 1942


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CA Suzuya fires increased by 2 to 8, going the wrong way. Some HQ 8th Fleet naval support squads will fly in tomorrow on Mavis transports with more fire fighting gear to help out.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 07, 42
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Submarine attack near Perth at 38,147
SS I-34
Allied Ships
xAK Charon, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage, reported sunk
xAK Charon is sighted by SS I-34
SS I-34 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Charon
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 8
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak – a couple more AA Regts are moving into northern Burma to help defend the IJAAF bases there. There should be more of these “destroyed by flak” messages to come.
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 6
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 6
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Runway hits 1
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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ASW attack near Manus at 101,119
CL Nagara
DD Mochizuki
Allied Ships
SS S-41, hits 1
SS S-41 is sighted by escort
DD Mochizuki attacking submerged sub ....
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TF 163 encounters mine field at Hakodate (119,53)
Allied Ships
SS Seawolf, Mine hits 1
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ASW attack near Manus at 101,119
CA Kumano
CA Mogami
DD Amatsukaze
DD Kagero
DD Arashi
DD Nowaki
Allied Ships
SS S-41, hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
SS S-41 is sighted by escort
DD Nowaki attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on 1st South India Base Force, at 61,37 , near Dimapur
33 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet *
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Morning Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138 – some LRCAP Zeroes will cover Lunga tomorrow to try and make it a bit less obvious that CA Suzuya isn’t there.
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
Port hits 1
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Morning Air attack on 30th Fld AA Gun Co , at 114,138 (Lunga)
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3
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Morning Air attack on 31st Group Army, at 75,39 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 1st South India Base Force, at 61,37 , near Dimapur
38 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet *
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied ground losses:
66 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Also attacking 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Armoured Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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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 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 32
A6M5 Zero x 4
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 23
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 12 damaged – lots damaged. The Int Staff report a total of 2 shot down, 1 ops loss for the day.
Runway hits 2
CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 12 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 22
A6M5 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
A-20A Havoc x 3
A-24 Banshee x 10
B-25C Mitchell x 15
B-26B Marauder x 21
P-38E Lightning x 15
P-38F Lightning x 7
P-40K Warhawk x 12
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged – finally got in amongst the Banshees!
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 25
Airbase supply hits 11
Runway hits 27
CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 2 on standby, 4 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 17
Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 12
A-20A Havoc: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5
CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 17
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
P-39D Airacobra x 14
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 4
CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 15
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 9
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9
CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 9 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on 35th Group Army, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 98,63
xAK Unyo Maru
PB Ginyo Maru
Allied Ships
SS Gar
SS Gar launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Unyo Maru
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9742 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1419
Defending force 68406 troops, 217 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2197
Allied ground losses:
248 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
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Ground combat at 77,46 (near Chungking)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12860 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 469
Defending force 1902 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 482
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 120 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
2700 casualties reported
Squads: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 228 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1
Assaulting units:
34th Division – this hex is clear. Now moving to join HQ 11th Army a few hexes to the east. Once that hex is clear they will all move to Changsha.
Defending units:
46th Chinese Corps
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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 15955 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 523
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Ground combat at 66,43 (near Paoshan)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2502 troops, 18 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 96
Defending force 3461 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 90
Japanese adjusted assault: 88
Allied adjusted defense: 37
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), fatigue(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
86 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Defending units:
54th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 63,37 (near Jorhat)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 16021 troops, 181 guns, 243 vehicles, Assault Value = 511
Defending force 10185 troops, 94 guns, 88 vehicles, Assault Value = 219
Allied adjusted assault: 297
Japanese adjusted defense: 863 – good bonuses here from the terrain and leaders, plus the 51st/B Div are only a few days away from joining the fight.
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
493 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 33 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Allied ground losses:
479 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Assaulting units:
20th Indian Division
75th Indian Brigade
Kowloon Brigade
14th British Brigade
Defending units:
51st/A Division
51st/C Division
23rd Army
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Ground combat at 58,40 (near Imphal)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2958 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 149
Defending force 913 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 40
Allied adjusted assault: 25
Japanese adjusted defense: 167
Allied assault odds: 1 to 6 - another failed attach by the allies here with the Raiders holding their own vs the Chindits.
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
111th Chindit Brigade
Defending units:
2nd Raiding Regiment
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18863 troops, 260 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 826
Defending force 17154 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 545
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Pakhoi (72,58)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4373 troops, 36 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 460
Defending force 5020 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 140 – a lot lower than expected. As soon as supply tops up a deliberate attack will go in.
Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Assaulting units:
12th Garrison Unit – 94th Div subordinate units gaining some combat experience before they move to defensive positions somewhere. They are planning for Nago on Okinawa at the moment, but they might be used a bit further east in the short/medium term.
18th Garrison Unit
104th/A Division
Defending units:
64th Chinese Corps
35th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
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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 2688 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 91
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 22 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 07, 42
Repairs completed on BB Haruna at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
SS I-158 terminates patrol and enters Kwajalein Island for repairs
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 88,65 an Allied PT is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 87,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Soryu-3 attacking an Allied SS at 106,96 an Allied SS is reported HIT
PO1 Ibusuki D. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Sakai F. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Kojima, S. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Obuchi L. of 6th Ku S-1/B is credited with kill number 3
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 89,64 an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 89,64 an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Zuikaku-2 attacking an Allied PG at 101,119 a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 21st Division to Lae
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
20 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Port Blair expands airfield to size 4
Torokina expands fortifications to size 3
Sabang expands fortifications to size 2
Balikpapan expands airfield to size 6
Zuiho-1 converting to A6M5 Zero
xAK Charon is reported to have been sunk near Perth on Nov 07, 1942
8th Area Army arrives at Tokyo – GEN Nakamura is appointed to command as the most capable active service full General currently serving on the Supreme War Council. His HQ staff start to familiarise themselves with New Guinea.
18th Army arrives at Tokyo – LGEN Adachi retains this command. His HQ staff start to familiarise themselves with Lae and the surrounding area.


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8 Nov 42 reports - 7/2/2020 12:54:02 PM   
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CA Suzuya fires increased by another 2 to 10, still going the wrong way…
20x naval support squads from HQ 8th Fleet have arrived with more to fly in tomorrow.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 08, 42
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 4
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 6
B-17E Fortress x 5
B-25C Mitchell x 4
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
G4M1 Betty x 4
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Naval bombardment of Milne Bay at 101,133 – allies testing the defences at Milne Bay… The odds are shortening for bigger allied ships to visit soon.
DD Frazier
DD Monssen
DD Grayson
DD Gwin
Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 9
Port hits 3
Port supply hits 2
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Sub attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 99,60
SC CHa-45, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage, sunk
Allied Ships
SS Grampus
SS Grampus launches 2 torpedoes
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,55
DMS W-19
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is located by DMS W-19
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Morning Air attack on 2/2 AIF Pioneer Battalion, at 60,38 , near Silchar
39 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet
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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 Group Army, at 75,39 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 37
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
101 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Armoured Brigade ...
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Morning Air attack on 76th Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 22
A6M5 Zero x 4
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
A-20A Havoc x 14
B-25C Mitchell x 21
B-26B Marauder x 21
P-38E Lightning x 13
P-40K Warhawk x 13
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 21 damaged – here’s something out of the ordinary… The Zeroes haven’t suffered this many damaged before.
Only a couple of IJN pilots were KIA, a few more WIA, but a total of 15 Zeroes were destroyed today. Those losses aren’t sustainable, but about the same number of allied planes were reported shot down so they aren’t getting off lightly either. Lae airfield is closed so it will have to be LRCAP from now on from Madang, Manus and Rabaul.
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft losses
A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
P-38E Lightning: 4 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
3 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 52
CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (15 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/A with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 15
A6M5 Zero x 4
Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 9
P-39D Airacobra x 15
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
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Morning Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
A6M2 Zero x 14
A6M5 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
P-38F Lightning x 7
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed, 5 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 2 destroyed
Runway hits 1
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Morning Air attack on Jorhat , at 63,38
36 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet
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Afternoon Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138
A6M2 Zero x 4
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
CAP engaged:
202 Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on 16th Division, at 114,138 (Lunga)
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,55
DMS W-10
DMS W-19
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is located by DMS W-10
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1408
Defending force 68266 troops, 214 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2182
Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
85 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)
Japanese Bombardment attack – recon bombardment
Attacking force 310 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 461
Defending force 42996 troops, 157 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1639
Assaulting units:
116th Division
4th Mortar Battalion
19th Field AA Machinecannon Company
Defending units:
49th Chinese Corps
50th Chinese Corps
86th Chinese Corps
21st Chinese Corps
70th Chinese Corps
100th Chinese Corps
25th Group Army
32nd Group Army
23rd Group Army
14th Chinese Base Force
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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 15925 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 520
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18885 troops, 261 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 827
Defending force 17143 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 546
Japanese ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 08, 42
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied DD at 89,64 an Allied SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-1 attacking SS Saury at 111,108 SS Saury is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-1 attacking SS Saury at 111,108 SS Saury is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-2 attacking an Allied SS at 106,127 a Porpoise class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking an Allied SS at 101,121 a O16 Class class SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuikaku-3 attacking an Allied SS at 101,121 an Allied SS is reported HIT
PO2 Sakai C. of 6th Ku S-1/B is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Tokuda C. of 6th Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Kawato F. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Asada K. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Matsuki R. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 4
PO1 Matsuo O. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Matsuo O. of Zuikaku-1 attains ace status!!
PO1 Muranaka, K. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Hori U. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Hori U. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Tokuda L. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Minowa E. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Okura D. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Handa U. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Morita R. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-1 attacking SS Pickerel at 112,107 SS Pickerel is reported HIT
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 8th Fleet to Tulagi
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
4 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
20 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Wuchang expands airfield to size 5
Mili expands port to size 1 – airfield to be expanded a few notches next
Astoria expands airfield to size 5
Katha expands airfield to size 5
Goa expands airfield to size 5
Kalemyo expands airfield to size 3
Aircraft Ki-44-IIc Tojo advances R&D to 1/43, getting closer to having armoured Tojos
12 A6M2 Zero replacements arrive at Roi-Namur
Loss of TK Itukusima Maru on Sep 29, 1942 is admitted
Loss of SC CHa-45 on Nov 08, 1942 is admitted


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CA Suzuya fires increase by 5 to 15. This little story doesn’t look like it’s going to end well…

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 09, 42
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Sub attack near Tsu at 109,62 – this task force is empty, on the way to Tokyo to collect HQ 8th Area Army and HQ 18th Army.
xAP Takatiho Maru
PB Eiko Maru
xAP Kamo Maru
xAP Mizuho Maru
xAP Yoshino Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru
xAP Horai Maru
PB Toko Maru #4
PB Naruto Maru #3
Allied Ships
SS Guardfish
SS Guardfish launches 2 torpedoes at xAP Takatiho Maru
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Sub attack near Tsu at 109,62 – same TF, same result
Allied Ships
SS Guardfish
SS Guardfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB Naruto Maru #3
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 14
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
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Night Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
G4M1 Betty x 4
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 4
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 6
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 7
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
CAP engaged:
89th I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
CAP engaged:
89th I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 8
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Liberator II: 1 destroyed by flak
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 7
CAP engaged:
89th I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 2
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Night Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125
Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 15 - ineffective
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
Japanese Ships
AV Kamoi, Bomb hits 1, on fire – fires are out in the morning, so it’s time to clear the port at Rabaul. The only targets left were this AV and 1xACM that will stay.
Port supply hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 8000 feet
Port Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119 – Zeroes set to night CAP tomorrow
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
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Night Air attack on Mandalay , at 59,46
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
CAP engaged:
71st I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 8
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
CAP engaged:
89th I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 damaged
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 6
Runway hits 1
CAP engaged:
89th I.F.Chutai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 1
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Sub attack near Chiba at 115,62
SC CHa-6
Allied Ships
SS Gunnel
SS Gunnel launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-6
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ASW attack near Manus at 102,119
DD Hagikaze
Allied Ships
SS Pike
SS Pike is located by DD Hagikaze
DD Hagikaze attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Perth at 39,147
SS I-34
Allied Ships
DD Voyager, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Le Triomphant
SS I-34 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Voyager
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 42nd Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 19
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Afternoon Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Afternoon Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Afternoon Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Afternoon Air attack on 9th Chinese Base Force, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Afternoon Air attack on 75th Indian Brigade, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak
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Afternoon Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
A6M2 Zero x 15
A6M5 Zero x 4
Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 10
A-24 Banshee: 1 damaged
Runway hits 3
CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6th Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137
A6M2 Zero x 16
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
CAP engaged:
252 Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
252 Ku S-1/C with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Sub attack near Toboali at 51,93
xAKL Fukuyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage - sunk
PB Sento Maru
Allied Ships
SS KXVII
SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Fukuyo Maru
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ASW attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86
SC CHa-39
SC CHa-37
Allied Ships
SS Runner
SS Runner is located by SC CHa-39
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1410
Defending force 68024 troops, 211 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2164
Allied ground losses:
231 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at 70,49 (near Kunming)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12513 troops, 113 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 465
Defending force 1207 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 219
Allied adjusted defense: 10
Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
1363 casualties reported
Squads: 74 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 132 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 2 – this hex is now clear, these were the remnants from the mountains near Kunming.
Assaulting units:
17th Division – will move to Burma/India.
Defending units:
41st Chinese Corps
72nd Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12167 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 428
Defending force 19643 troops, 63 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 569
Japanese adjusted assault: 355
Allied adjusted defense: 331
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
214 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
350 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 39 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Assaulting units:
22nd Division – another Div or 2 would end this quickly, but they won’t move here until Tsiaotso and Changsha are clear. 22nd Div will keep chipping away until reinforcements arrive.
Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
10th Group Army
3rd War Area
16th Construction Regiment
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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 15835 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 515
Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 37111 troops, 396 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 1415
Defending force 43031 troops, 101 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1232
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 1489
Allied adjusted defense: 958
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
3489 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 276 disabled – recovery time needed. Another Div or 2 would be helpful here too, but the NCAA Divs will be used at Changsha as the next priority. By the time Changsha is captured this force might have done the job here.
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 35 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 42 disabled
Guns lost 28 (1 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
814 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 103 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 41 disabled
Assaulting units:
37th Division
41st Division
36th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade – in reserve
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade – in reserve
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Army
4th RF Gun Battalion
Defending units:
33rd Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
39th Group Army
7th Group Army
15th Group Army
14th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
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Ground combat at 79,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 13001 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 469
Defending force 16313 troops, 9 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 258
Japanese adjusted assault: 430
Allied adjusted defense: 46
Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
127 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
314 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Defending units:
3rd Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
18th Group Army
34th Group Army
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18892 troops, 261 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 830
Defending force 17146 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 545
Japanese ground losses:
37 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 09, 42
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Grampus at 98,59 SS Grampus is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Soryu-3 attacking a Barracuda class SS at 107,94 a Barracuda class SS is reported HIT
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 8th Fleet to Tulagi
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 55th Cavalry Regiment to Kohima – will then march two hexes east in the 2nd attempt to reform the 55th Div.
4 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting 7th JAAF AF Coy to Ledo
5 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
6 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting 12th JAAF AF Coy from Kunming
20 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on DD Nagatsuki at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-3 at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Yamaoka Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Koho Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-168 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Hakodate expands airfield to size 8
Muroran expands port to size 4
Tsu expands airfield to size 5
Moho expands airfield to size 2
Tillamook expands airfield to size 2
Lahat expands airfield to size 1
Aircraft D4Y1 Judy advances R&D to 3/43
Previous report of sinking of CV Lexington incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service – that is not a surprise. I think Lexington was only hit by one torpedo so I never trusted that sunk report.
Loss of DMS W-11 on Aug 24, 1942 is admitted
Loss of xAKL Fukuyo Maru on Nov 09, 1942 is admitted
DD Voyager is reported to have been sunk near Perth on Nov 09, 1942





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RE: 9 Nov 42 reports - 7/3/2020 5:09:34 PM   
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Get the Suz out of port, cruise speed, with as many other ships as you can have join her. Don't move if you can safely stay where you are. Depends upon enemy threats too.

Being disbanded in a small port means the fires will grow...better off at sea.



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