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RE: 9 Nov 42 reports - 7/3/2020 8:11:03 PM   
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yeah, and with high sys damage, you're already in real danger ...

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RE: 9 Nov 42 reports - 7/3/2020 9:30:57 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: PaxMondo

yeah, and with high sys damage, you're already in real danger ...


Yep, 3x exploding USN torps in a day did that...
Level 3 Port is the best there is nearby; and she can only make a hex a day if she moves so Rabaul May as well be the moon.
I’m pretty sure she’s cooked, but will keep flying in naval support squads to see if they help.
Maybe the VADM needs to get there and get his hands on a hose!

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RE: 9 Nov 42 reports - 7/3/2020 9:37:16 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.




Do you think size 3 is too small Lowpe?
I’ve got 3x Fubukis moving to escort her but the tactical situation is hairy as this is the edge of the empire.
I don’t want to risk more cruisers for this rescue operation in case the allied CVs show up.

If the fires go up again I’ll roll the dice on moving her to see if the DDs can add their fire hoses to help out.


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RE: 9 Nov 42 reports - 7/3/2020 10:11:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jdsrae


quote:

ORIGINAL: Lowpe

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.




Do you think size 3 is too small Lowpe?
I’ve got 3x Fubukis moving to escort her but the tactical situation is hairy as this is the edge of the empire.
I don’t want to risk more cruisers for this rescue operation in case the allied CVs show up.

If the fires go up again I’ll roll the dice on moving her to see if the DDs can add their fire hoses to help out.




Best option is to be cruise docked with other ships refuel off. 2nd best is cruise with other ships refuel off not moving. 3rd best is to move one hex cruise with other ships. Direct/absolute as you want to minimize movement.

You might want to check the Captain and give a Task Force commander too.


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10 Nov 42 reports - 7/4/2020 12:55:17 AM   
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CA Suzuya fires increased again to 26 so leaving her in port won’t end well.
The 3x Fubukis arrived so I’ve taken Option 2 and moved her into a surface combat task force.
I can't try Option 1 as Suzuya is too big to dock in the size 3 port, so the task force is at sea but will stay in the Tulagi hex set to cruise speed.
The Fubukis were attacked by B17s yesterday, so if they fly again Suzuya will probably be sunk. If not from a direct hit, either from near misses or having to take evasive action.
Need the weather gods to help and save her for another day to see if the DDs can help reduce the fires. I am not holding out much hope as system damage is so high, but it’s worth a try.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 10, 42
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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97
AO Shiretoko
AO Tsurumi
AO Ondo
E Hiyodori
Allied Ships
SS Shad, hits 1
SS Shad launches 4 torpedoes at AO Shiretoko
E Hiyodori attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,55
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
DD Shikinami
DD Akebono
DD Oboro
DD Sagiri
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is sighted by escort
DD Sagiri attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sagiri attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
6 x G4M1 Betty 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 Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 5
Wellington Ic: 1 destroyed by flak
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
4 x G4M1 Betty 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 Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 6
Blenheim IV: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4
Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 4
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 16 – set to the same altitude as the bombers now, but not scoring any hits. It might be helping to put the bombers off though, as they are hitting much either.
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 5
5 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 8000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 16
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 8
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 16
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 4
Port hits 1
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 6
A-20A Havoc: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 15
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7
Port hits 2
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 15
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Allied aircraft
Wellington Ic x 6
Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 14
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 7
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 14
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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ASW attack near Christmas Island at 177,135
SS I-19, hits 1 – only a few rattles
Allied Ships
SC PC-579
SC-639
SS I-19 is located by SC PC-579
SC-639 attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on Jorhat , at 63,38 – the allied CAP are now sticking close to their airfields
41 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,58 (Pakhoi)
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Morning Air attack on 48th Chinese Corps, at 75,39 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 28
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 22
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Also attacking 7th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 3rd Indian Brigade ... this unit has just been identified.
The IJA hoard from China is moving towards this hex as it is open terrain and should be easier to clear before the nearby rough hexes.
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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 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
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Morning Air attack on 35th Group Army, 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 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 28
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 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 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Afternoon Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tulagi at 114,137
A6M2 Zero x 8
Allied aircraft – these B17s will probably strike again tomorrow when CA Suzuya is in this task force.
B-17E Fortress x 15
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
Japanese Ships
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
CAP engaged:
252 Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
252 Ku S-1/C with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9734 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1365
Defending force 67784 troops, 209 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2141
Allied ground losses:
81 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21459 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 792
Defending force 23556 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 229
Japanese adjusted assault: 444
Allied adjusted defense: 280
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
515 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 36 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Allied ground losses:
655 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 104 disabled – these disablements should start to swing the battle the IJAs way now. 2:1 odds are expected for the next attack in a couple of days time.
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Assaulting units:
13th Division
13th Tank Regiment
15th/B Division
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 12022 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 412
Defending force 19320 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 531
Allied ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Squads: 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 15768 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 511
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1146. Minus 270 since the battle yesterday, this force will need 3-4 more days to recover fatigue and disruption.
Defending force 42093 troops, 100 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1133. Minus 99 since yesterday, and shouldn’t recover as quickly as the IJA.
Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Shock attack – shock attack ordered to try and do maximum damage before this Chinese stack moves west further into the mountains.
Attacking force 12890 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 458
Defending force 15818 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 208
Japanese adjusted assault: 152
Allied adjusted defense: 28
Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Allied ground losses:
558 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 70 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Defending units:
3rd Chinese Corps
76th Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
18th Group Army
34th Group Army
57th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Pakhoi (72,58)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12232 troops, 76 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 462
Defending force 4777 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 136
Japanese adjusted assault: 279
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 69 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Pakhoi !!!
Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), disruption(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
114 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
5541 casualties reported
Squads: 303 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 279 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 39 (39 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3
Assaulting units:
12th Garrison Unit – will now move to the Marianas for garrison duty, at least until the 70s Divs can replace them.
18th Garrison Unit – as above.
104th/A Division – will move to Nanning
Defending units:
64th Chinese Corps
35th Group Army
9th Chinese Base Force
The only Chinese bases left to capture are Changsha, Tsiaotso, Chuhsien, Wenchow and Nanning. That’s the priority order with the next focus being Changsha, while forces at each other place will attack when they can to help keep the defenders under pressure.
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18887 troops, 261 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 831
Defending force 17154 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 545
Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2835 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 90
Defending force 2611 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7
Japanese adjusted assault: 46
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:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 10, 42
Repairs completed on DMS W-18 at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Samidare at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 88,65 an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking SS Pickerel at 112,107 SS Pickerel is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking SS Saury at 111,108 SS Saury is reported HIT
PBY-5A Catalina sighted over Rennell Island
PBY-5A Catalina sighted over Kirakira
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 112,109 an Allied SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Ashigara-2 attacking an Allied SS at 51,86 a KVIII Class class SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-IIa Sally from 14th Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 79,107 a Electric Boat S-42 class SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Gato at 102,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
F-4 Lightning sighted over Horn Island
PBY-5A Catalina sighted over Kirakira
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 8th Fleet to Tulagi – 60 naval support in the hex now.
19 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 55th Cavalry Regiment to Kohima – nearly all at Kohima.
5 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
6 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting 12th JAAF AF Coy from Kunming
4 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting 7th JAAF AF Coy from Tsuyung
19 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on CL Natori at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DMS W-16 at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Japanese forces CAPTURE Pakhoi !!!
Hakodate expands fortifications to size 1
Maizuru expands port to size 8 – stopped
Jamshedpur expands airfield to size 2
Aitape expands airfield to size 1
Coos Bay expands airfield to size 3
Chinhae expands airfield to size 5 – stopped. This is mainly an ASW airfield at the moment
Previous report of sinking of CA Pensacola incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Previous report of sinking of SS Flying Fish incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
I.30-1 arrives at Tokyo – will resize to 20 on CS Mizuho and be used to help train more Jake pilots.


< Message edited by jdsrae -- 7/4/2020 12:56:12 AM >


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RE: 10 Nov 42 reports - 7/4/2020 5:38:45 AM   
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Put her in an ESCORT TF so the other ships don't abandon her. They can help fight the fires.

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11 Nov 42 reports - 7/4/2020 7:31:59 AM   
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CA Suzuya sinks overnight as the crew couldn’t control the flooding. System damage was too high and fires increasing so they had too much to do all at the same time.
The Suzuya-1 floatplane unit was put ashore days ago, so will move north and resize to 20 on CS Mizuho before it converts to a CVL in December.
The 3x DDs weren’t attacked today so they will change back to ASW TF and move north.
CAPT Yamada, Yuji was the DesDiv TF commander and he survived so will stay in command of the DesDiv.
CAPT Kimura, Susumu was the CA skipper and he also survived as he is back on the reserve list.
I just noticed that there are now a lot more IJN CAPTs with 70+ naval skill on the reserve list compared to the last time I looked. I need to keep saving PP to buy out Infantry Divisions for about the next 4 months, but after that I might review the IJN capital ship command appointments.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 11, 42
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ASW attack near Kuroshima at 99,61
APD Shimakaze
AK Sakito Maru
Allied Ships
SS Grampus
SS Grampus launches 2 torpedoes at APD Shimakaze
APD Shimakaze attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
4 x G4M1 Betty 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 Port Moresby , at 98,130
Airbase hits 1
4 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 20000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Sub attack near Aoba Island at 123,150
SS I-160
Allied Ships
xAK Howell Lykes, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage – reports of fuel cargo burning but not reported sunk. This is near Ndeni in the SEAF / SOPAC area.
DD Perkins
SS I-160 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Howell Lykes
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Sub attack near Truk at 112,107
CVL Shoho – one hit but it was a dud, lucky… Hopefully spotting these ships, and whatever else they are getting via SigInt, will keep the allies from getting too adventurous in the Pacific for a few more months. This task force has 3xCV and 3xCVL in it while the rest of the CVs are back at Kure.
CLAA Tatsuta
CLAA Tenryu
DD Suzukaze
DD Ariake
DD Yugure
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsushima
Allied Ships
SS Pickerel
SS Pickerel launches 4 torpedoes at CVL Shoho
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Sub attack near Horn Island at 91,128
SSX Ha-10, hits 2, heavy damage, sunk
Allied Ships
DMS Hovey
DD Clark
SSX Ha-10 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Hovey
DD Clark attacking submerged sub ....
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
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Night Naval bombardment of Horn Island at 91,128
CL Tromp
Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 2
C.XI-W acting as spotter for CL Tromp
CL Tromp firing at Horn Island
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 52,55
SC CHa-33
SC CHa-31
SC CHa-32
Allied Ships
SS O23, hits 4
SS O23 is located by SC CHa-33
SC CHa-32 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-32 is out of ASW ammo
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Sub attack near Kanoya at 103,61
SC CHa-16
Allied Ships
SS Guardfish
Captain of SS Guardfish elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Morning Air attack on Dacca , at 56,38 – the Int screen reported the score as 2x Tojo and 5x P66 destroyed in A2A combat.
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
P-66 Vanguard x 11
P-66 Vanguard: 2 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet
CAP engaged:
5th FG/17th FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 8 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
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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 40
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled) – good to see guns destroyed here. Hoping it was artillery and not just AAMGs.
Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
Also attacking 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Armoured Brigade ...
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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 37th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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Morning Air attack on 75th Indian Brigade, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 19
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Also attacking 20th Indian Division ...
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 21st Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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ASW attack near Tulagi at 114,137
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS S-37
SS S-37 is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Perth at 39,147
SS I-34
Allied Ships
DD Le Triomphant, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage – finally Le Triomphant gets hit! No sinking sounds and not reported sunk, but this was nearly 10 hexes west of Perth so I-34 might get another shot.
DD Vendetta
SS I-34 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Le Triomphant
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ASW attack near Saishu To at 99,56
SC Ch 25
SC Ch 26
Allied Ships
SS Gato
SS Gato is located by SC Ch 25
SC Ch 26 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 26 is out of ASW ammo
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1367
Defending force 67563 troops, 207 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2122
Allied ground losses:
177 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 16 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 12103 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 421
Defending force 19313 troops, 59 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 530
Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5201 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
Defending force 15717 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 507
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1195, +49 since yesterday.
Defending force 42072 troops, 99 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1135, +2 since yesterday.
Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18918 troops, 261 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 833
Defending force 17138 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 545
Japanese ground losses:
37 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 11, 42
Difficulty controlling flooding aboard CA Suzuya
Major flooding aboard CA Suzuya
Repairs completed on BB Kongo at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking SS Flying Fish at 88,65 SS Flying Fish is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Hiyo-2 attacking an Allied SS at 112,109 a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
2LT Mitsumoto P. of 47th I.F.Chutai is credited with kill number 2
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied PT at 89,64 a Triton class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 112,109 a Barracuda class SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuikaku-3 attacking an Allied SS at 102,119 a Grampus class SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuiho-2 attacking SS Pickerel at 112,107 SS Pickerel is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 a KV Class class SS is reported HIT
19 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 8th Fleet to Tulagi – all of these naval support squads will now be flown back to Rabaul.
17 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 55th Cavalry Regiment to Kohima – now all squads are at Kohima, it needs to move cross-country to Jorhat to join the rest of 55th Div. That Div would cost 518 points to combine, but I won’t do that straight away as I’d rather use those PP to go towards buying out the 70th Div from China.
5 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
6 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting 12th JAAF AF Coy from Kunming
4 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting 7th JAAF AF Coy from Tsuyung
18 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Muroran expands fortifications to size 1
Zamboanga expands airfield to size 4 - stopped
Chungking expands airfield to size 9 – that adds another 200 victory points. The engineers will now build some fortifications at Chungking before moving to Changsha.
Hollandia expands airfield to size 5 – stopped.
Chinhae expands fortifications to size 1
Gifu expands airfield to size 4
I.30-1 on CS Mizuho converting to size 20 from 1 – this unit takes partially trained patrol pilots and will move to Maizuru tomorrow and be a pilot training unit.
Previous report of sinking of CL Tromp incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
AK Algorab is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Oct 12, 1942
Loss of SSX Ha-10 on Nov 11, 1942 is admitted


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12 Nov 42 reports - 7/5/2020 1:25:12 AM   
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A task force of about 10 allied ships was spotted at Terapo including CL, DD, xAK so I set up a big operation to try and sink some. With about 25 allied fighters spotted at the base, the ops plan included sweeps by Zeroes from bases in northern New Guinea, then about 100 escorted Betty/Nell carrying torpedoes from Rabaul and some low flying escorted Kates carrying bombs from Manus Island.
It didn’t go exactly to plan as the allied task force moved south, but it was still a partial success that should make the allies adjust some more fighters to provide local CAP and take them away from escorting large bombing raids. This operation helped three more IJN fighter pilots reach 81 experience so they "graduated" to the reserve pool and will be posted to a CV fighter unit.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 12, 42
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Sub vs Sub: SS Growler attacking SS I-23 at 112,109 - near Truk
SS I-23
Allied Ships
SS Growler
SS Growler launches 2 torpedoes at 2,000 yards
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Sub attack near Truk at 112,107
PB Daiya Maru
Allied Ships
SS Pickerel
SS Pickerel launches 2 torpedoes at PB Daiya Maru
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Amphibious Assault at Salamaua (98,127) – Salamaua had auto-flipped to the allies which is a bit rude, as I have a lot more force next door at Lae than they have at the more distant Terapo. Maybe the 2x Divisions they have betweeen Port Moresby and the Kokoda hex are sending recon patrols that far north. This is a SNLF Coy that should flip the base back tomorrow without having to attack.
TF 84 troops unloading over beach at Salamaua, 98,127
Japanese ground losses:
65 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Sub attack near Chiba at 115,62
SC CHa-4
SC CHa-6
Allied Ships
SS Gunnel
SS Gunnel launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-4
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Sub attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86
SC CHa-39
SC CHa-37
Allied Ships
SS Runner
Captain of SS Runner elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms – not a great start to the day with bad weather
Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes
Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 25
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
8th FG/35th FS with P-39D Airacobra (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 15 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
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Morning Air attack on 32nd Infantry Division, at 99,130 , near Port Moresby
A6M2 Zero x 39
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 2
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
39 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet – the plan here was to put in a supporting sweep of the “Kokoda” hex to drag some CAP from Port Moresby away from Terapo.
CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
A6M2 Zero x 27
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed – the A6M2 certainly isn’t an all-conquering wonder plane, but it does get 2:1 kill ratio with this sweep.
Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 21
P-39D Airacobra: 4 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *
CAP engaged:
8th FG/35th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
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Morning Air attack on 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, at 75,125 , near Darwin
26 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
A6M2 Zero x 27
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 8
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
CAP engaged:
8th FG/35th FS with P-39D Airacobra (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
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Morning Air attack on 32nd Infantry Division, at 99,130 , near Port Moresby
A6M2 Zero x 4 – the A6M2 does better against Kittyhawks, losing none during these sweeps over Kokoda.
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 6
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 95th Chinese Corps, at 75,39 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, at 75,125 , near Darwin – no hits on the TDs just SW of Darwin. Darwin should soon have allied fighters on CAP so there will be more opportunities to sweep coming soon.
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42
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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 75th Indian Brigade, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Afternoon Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
A6M5 Zero x 22
Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 2
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed – the CAP is worn down now. At the end of the turn recon were showing only 1 operational allied fighter at Terapo.
Aircraft Attacking:
22 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet *
CAP engaged:
8th FG/35th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130 – then this, which I knew was a possible target for the strike from Rabaul as PM is the same distance away as Terapo. I was expecting a lot more allied fighters on CAP as recon are currently reporting the following allied aircraft at PM: 73 fighters, 97 bombers and 74 auxiliaries. A large IJN bombing raid on the airfield is ordered for tonight to try and destroy some of these aircraft on the ground.
A6M5 Zero x 48
G3M3 Nell x 16
G4M1 Betty x 27
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
G3M3 Nell: 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 7
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
Allied Ships – unfortunately not the 10 ship CL/DD/xAP task force that is now spotted 4 hexes SW of PM moving back to Australia, but this should be all 4x APD sunk with a chunk of a support unit destroyed with them. Fingers crossed it was something important like an Air HQ.
APD Litchfield, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
APD Pillsbury, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
APD Lawrence, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
APD Whipple, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
Allied ground losses:
640 casualties reported
Non Combat: 46 destroyed, 44 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
16 x G3M3 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
18 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet *
20 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 6000 feet *
CAP engaged: I wonder what all the other fighters based at PM were ordered to be doing?
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
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Afternoon Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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Afternoon Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Afternoon Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9745 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1367
Defending force 67419 troops, 201 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2109
Allied ground losses:
288 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21300 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 775
Defending force 22751 troops, 31 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 153
Japanese adjusted assault: 672
Allied adjusted defense: 262
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Allied ground losses: clearing this hex should move quicker now with raw AV tomorrow going to be something like 750:100.
824 casualties reported
Squads: 43 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Assaulting units:
15th/B Division
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 5192 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 15683 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 506
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1234, +39 since yesterday. A few more days until the next deliberate attack.
Defending force 42129 troops, 99 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1137, +2 since yesterday.
Allied ground losses:
71 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
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Ground combat at 75,39 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12363 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 458
Defending force 2008 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 10
Japanese adjusted assault: 231
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 57 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
153 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Assaulting units:
32nd Division
Defending units:
95th Chinese Corps
Jingcha War Area
24th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 79,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 12888 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 458
Defending force 15032 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 145
Japanese adjusted assault: 772
Allied adjusted defense: 13
Japanese assault odds: 59 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
7065 casualties reported
Squads: 424 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 419 destroyed, 3 disabled
Units destroyed 2 – good stuff, I was starting to lose hope that 26th Div would be able to destroy any of this Chinese force before it moved west out of the hex. Supply is a bit short, but they are ordered to follow up with a Deliberate attack tomorrow to try and make a few more surrender.
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Defending units:
76th Chinese Corps
34th Group Army
3rd Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
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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 3351 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 78
Japanese adjusted assault: 23
Allied adjusted defense: 19
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Defending units:
54th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 58,40 (near Imphal)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2988 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 149
Defending force 906 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39
Allied adjusted assault: 51
Japanese adjusted defense: 107
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+)
Attacker: fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
162 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Allied ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 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 18906 troops, 261 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 831
Defending force 17145 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 545
Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2862 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 93
Defending force 2544 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
Japanese adjusted assault: 48
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 12 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), fatigue(-)
Allied ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 12, 42
Repairs completed on CL Kiso at Singapore, ship returned to service – this CL task force will move back to Rangoon to show the allies that the IJN has a surface combat presence in the area.
Repairs completed on CL Tama at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Kuma at Singapore, ship returned to service
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking an Allied SS at 102,119 a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
PO1 Hirano T. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Ikeda N. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Yamashita, S. of Kaga-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Sakai, T. of Kaga-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Matsunaga O. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Kawakami D. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Chono F. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Nojima O. of Hiryu-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Nojima O. of Hiryu-1 attains ace status!!
PO1 Sasaki, Y. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Ogawa L. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 2
5 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
18 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 8th Fleet from Tulagi
4 x Ki-56 Thalia transporting 7th JAAF AF Coy from Tsuyung
18 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on SS RO-63 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DMS W-14 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Eureka expands airfield to size 6
Asansol expands airfield to size 2
Batavia expands airfield to size 8 - stopped
Dili expands airfield to size 7
Las Vegas expands airfield to size 5
APD Litchfield is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Nov 12, 1942
APD Whipple is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Nov 12, 1942
APD Lawrence is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Nov 12, 1942


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13 Nov 42 reports - 7/5/2020 1:26:45 PM   
jdsrae


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Quiet turn in both Burma and SEAF, but the allied bombers must just be resting up for their next stunt.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 13, 42
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
DD Akatsuki
DD Inazuma
Allied Ships
SS Pompano
SS Pompano is located by DD Akatsuki
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged
Runway hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
7 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
2 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
3 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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ASW attack near Chiba at 115,62
SC CHa-5
SC CHa-6
Allied Ships
SS Gunnel
SS Gunnel is located by SC CHa-5
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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96
AO Notoro
E Kamo
Allied Ships
SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard launches 4 torpedoes at AO Notoro
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Sub attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86
xAKL Shingetsu Maru
PB Sento Maru
Allied Ships
SS Runner
Captain of SS Runner elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Morning Air attack on 95th Chinese Corps, 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-44-IIa Tojo x 11
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 20
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
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Morning Air attack on 82nd Chinese Corps, at 81,32 , near Sining
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Division, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
19 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
Also attacking 75th Indian Brigade ...
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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 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9737 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1367
Defending force 67159 troops, 201 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2086
Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 14 disabled
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12158 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 427
Defending force 19337 troops, 57 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 532
Japanese adjusted assault: 363
Allied adjusted defense: 304
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:
379 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 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 5192 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
Defending force 15623 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 500
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1270
Defending force 42067 troops, 97 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1133
Allied ground losses:
50 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Ground combat at 75,39 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12368 troops, 106 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 458
Defending force 1710 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 118
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 118 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), supply(-)
Allied ground losses:
2240 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 350 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 3 – this hex is now clear
Assaulting units:
32nd Division – will move to Changsha
Defending units:
Jingcha War Area
24th Chinese Corps
95th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at 79,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12915 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 461
Defending force 8394 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 7
Japanese adjusted assault: 388
Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 55 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
428 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Defending units:
42nd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
3rd Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 18900 troops, 261 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 830
Defending force 17124 troops, 117 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 544
Japanese ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 13, 42
Wau is occupied by the Japanese
Previous report of sinking of SS Pompano incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 106, 124
Repairs completed on CV Hiryu at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on BB Kirishima at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CM Tsugaru at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-153 at Kwajalein Island, ship returned to service
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a O19 Class class SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied CL at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-2 attacking SS S-46 at 106,127 SS S-46 is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Hiyo-2 attacking SS Saury at 111,108 SS Saury is reported HIT
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
4 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
19 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 8th Fleet from Tulagi
19 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on DD Tanikaze at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Hakodate expands fortifications to size 2
Kanko expands port to size 6
Aircraft B6N2 Jill advances R&D
Loss of xAK Koto Maru on Aug 14, 1942 is admitted
7th Shipping Engineer Regiment arrives at Manila
38th Field AA Battalion arrives at Tokyo – bought back after being destroyed at Port Moresby. Will move back to 17th Army.
38th Field AA Machinecannon Company arrives at Hamamatsu – 8th Area Army
39th Field AA Machinecannon Company arrives at Hamamatsu – 8th Area Army


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 14, 42
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Sub vs Sub: SS I-121 attacking SS S-41 at 103,134 - near Deboyne Islands
SS I-121
Allied Ships
SS S-41, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SS I-121 launches 4 torpedoes at 4,000 yards
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 24
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged
24 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 Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 20
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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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 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
G3M3 Nell x 5
5 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 19
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 4
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 6
A-20A Havoc: 5 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 19
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96
AO Tsurumi
AO Shiretoko
AO Ondo
E Hiyodori
Allied Ships
SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard launches 6 torpedoes at AO Tsurumi
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ASW attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86
SC CHa-37
SC CHa-39
Allied Ships
SS Runner
SS Runner is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Truk at 112,109
AMC Kongo Maru
PB Hokutai Maru
Allied Ships
SS Growler
SS Growler launches 4 torpedoes at AMC Kongo Maru
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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Morning Air attack on 80th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat) – didn’t have to wait long for the allied bombers to strike again. LRCAP wasn’t strong enough here.
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 20
P-40K Warhawk x 42
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
P-40K Warhawk: 3 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
147 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Army, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 17
P-38G Lightning x 9
P-40K Warhawk x 25
Japanese ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on 42nd Chinese Corps, at 79,39 , near Tienshui
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Afternoon Air attack on 2/4th Armoured Regiment, at 76,124 (Darwin)
22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, at 76,124 (Darwin) – it looks like the allied armour has moved a few hexes ahead of their air support, but defensive CAP is expected any day now.
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42
Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)
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Afternoon Air attack on 31st Group Army, at 74,39 , near Chengtu
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ASW attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86
SC CHa-38
SC CHa-37
SC CHa-39
Allied Ships
SS Runner
SS Runner is located by SC CHa-38
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Sub attack near San Francisco at 216,74
SS I-10
Allied Ships
SC-699
SC-648
SC-700
Captain of SS I-10 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96
SC Ch 36, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
Allied Ships
SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard launches 2 torpedoes
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9742 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1493
Defending force 67033 troops, 199 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2078
Allied ground losses:
201 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21277 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 776
Defending force 21786 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 96
Japanese adjusted assault: 674
Allied adjusted defense: 172
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses: allied casualties increasing in this hex now, but still more than 20k defenders so this hex could take another week or two to clear.
891 casualties reported
Squads: 143 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 30 disabled
Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Assaulting units:
13th Division
15th/B Division
13th Tank Regiment
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
78th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 11896 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 399
Defending force 19176 troops, 55 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 510
Japanese adjusted assault: 307
Allied adjusted defense: 310
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
468 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Allied ground losses:
686 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 40 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Assaulting units:
22nd Division
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 15511 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 491
Allied ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1304
Defending force 42105 troops, 97 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1145
Allied ground losses:
37 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 12933 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 463
Defending force 7977 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4
Japanese adjusted assault: 666
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 166 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Allied ground losses:
7115 casualties reported
Squads: 233 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 790 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2, only 1 to go
Assaulting units:
26th Division
Defending units:
3rd Chinese Corps
42nd Chinese Corps
57th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Jorhat (63,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 12137 troops, 152 guns, 418 vehicles, Assault Value = 707
Defending force 12880 troops, 125 guns, 60 vehicles, Assault Value = 375
Japanese ground losses:
94 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 2871 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 94
Defending force 2503 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
Japanese adjusted assault: 94
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 23 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
46 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 14, 42
Salamaua is occupied by the Japanese
Previous report of sinking of SS S-41 incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 103, 134
B5N2 Kate from Shoho-2 attacking an Allied SS at 112,109 an Allied SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Kiyosumi Maru-1 attacking SS Saury at 111,113 SS Saury is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a Electric Boat S-42 class SS at 103,61 a Electric Boat S-42 class SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Gato at 99,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 a Gato class SS is reported HIT
WO Hazawa, I. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Hazawa, I. of 11th Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Ishimori L. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Ariyoshi G. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Shiromoto, N. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 10 – now the top scoring IJA ace and equal with the IJN top ace WO Isozaki.
WO Hashiguchi F. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Ryuzaki D. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Ryuzaki D. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking a Electric Boat S-18 class SS at 87,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-5 attacking a Triton class SS at 107,94 a Gato class SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Hiyo-3 attacking a Porpoise class SS at 112,107 a O16 Class class SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Mutsu-1 attacking a KV Class class SS at 112,109 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a Electric Boat S-42 class SS at 103,61 a 'T' War Emergency class SS is reported HIT
19 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
4 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
17 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 8th Fleet from Tulagi
17 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on DD Hayashio at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Natsushio at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Masan expands airfield to size 6
Diamond Harbour expands airfield to size 8
SS Grayback is reported to have been sunk near Auki on Aug 12, 1942
SS S-41 is reported to have been sunk near Deboyne Islands on Nov 14, 1942
Loss of SC Ch 36 on Nov 14, 1942 is admitted
SC CHa-46 arrives at Shanghai
82nd I.F.Chutai arrives at Mutankiang – recon pilot training unit for the next few months, but it has no withdrawal date so it is a candidate to move to a forward area somewhere.


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15 Nov 42 reports - 7/6/2020 1:27:53 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 15, 42
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ASW attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,85
TK Goyo Maru
TK Akatsuki Maru
DD Yomogi
DD Tsuta
Allied Ships
SS Runner, hits 1
SS Runner is sighted by escort
DD Yomogi attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 52,55
SC CHa-31
SC CHa-33
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is sighted by escort
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
26 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
2 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
G3M3 Nell x 13
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
Runway hits 1
13 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 Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 6
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
6 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 21
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed – this starts a bad night for the night CAP
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 9
Oil hits 3 – the first attempt to hit Magwe’s oil is a success for the allies.
Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Liberator II bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
64th Sentai Det with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
65th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (4 airborne, 17 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 15
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 10
B-26B Marauder x 4
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Night Air attack on Buna , at 99,129
Allied aircraft
A-20A Havoc x 8
A-20A Havoc: 6 damaged
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
12 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 Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 4
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
4 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 21
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
Oil hits 1
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 13
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 2
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 13
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 8
B-26B Marauder: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 11
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 6000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 6
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
B-26B Marauder: 2 damaged
Runway hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Naval bombardment of Dutch Harbor at 171,50
CA Chikuma
CA Tone
Allied Ships
CM Keokuk, Shell hits 4, on fire
AVD Hulbert, Shell hits 2
AVD Thornton, Shell hits 2
Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 5
Port supply hits 1
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Chikuma
CA Chikuma firing at Dutch Harbor
CA Tone firing at Dutch Harbor
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Sub attack near Christmas Island at 177,135
SS I-19
Allied Ships
SC PC-579
SC-639
SS I-19 launches 2 torpedoes at SC PC-579
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Sub attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86
SC CHa-39
SC CHa-37
Allied Ships
SS Runner, hits 3
Captain of SS Runner elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
SC CHa-39 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-39 is out of ASW ammo
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Sub attack near Lingga at 51,88
xAKL Fuyukawa Maru
PB Kozan Maru
Allied Ships
SS Halibut
SS Halibut launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Fuyukawa Maru
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Morning Air attack on 82nd Chinese Corps, at 81,32 , near Sining
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 21
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 24
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Morning Air attack on 48th Chinese Corps, at 74,39 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, at 76,124 (Darwin)
26 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1493
Defending force 66878 troops, 196 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2067
Allied ground losses:
191 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21215 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 770
Defending force 20333 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30 – very few combat squads left
Japanese adjusted assault: 364
Allied adjusted defense: 70
Japanese assault odds: 5 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
921 casualties reported
Squads: 57 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 58 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
15th/B Division
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
78th 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 15488 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 487
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 41147 troops, 434 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 1317
Defending force 42140 troops, 95 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1155
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 1894
Allied adjusted defense: 1846
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Combat modifiers – still no morale, fatigue or disruption minuses for the defenders
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
3079 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 160 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
Allied ground losses:
1779 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 162 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Assaulting units:
37th Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
36th Division
41st Division
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade
1st Army
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
4th RF Gun Battalion
Defending units:
98th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
34th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
14th Group Army
7th Group Army
15th Group Army
39th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
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Ground combat at 79,39 (near Tienshui)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 12960 troops, 125 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 466
Defending force 2184 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 738
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 738 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
1726 casualties reported
Squads: 142 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 139 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1 – clear hex!
Assaulting units:
26th Division – will now move to the Battle of Tsiaotso
Defending units:
3rd Chinese Corps
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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 3239 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 72
Japanese adjusted assault: 89
Allied adjusted defense: 13
Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Defending units:
54th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Jorhat (63,38)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 15511 troops, 154 guns, 514 vehicles, Assault Value = 706
Defending force 12944 troops, 125 guns, 60 vehicles, Assault Value = 379
Allied adjusted assault: 545
Japanese adjusted defense: 228
Allied assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses: Nasty result, but not unexpected. The only real surprise is that it has taken the allies this long to attack here. They must know that multiple IJA Divs are on the way from China.
1931 casualties reported
Squads: 38 destroyed, 58 disabled
Non Combat: 81 destroyed, 21 disabled
Guns lost 10 (4 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 19 (10 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Units retreated 3 – moved east into clear terrain which should attract allied bombers. LRCAP from many Nicks, Oscars and Tojos in range will try to protect them and bring down some allied planes. 2x Infantry Regts stayed put so they will be in trouble tomorrow, but 3x Helen units will try to disrupt any follow up attack.
Allied ground losses:
395 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Vehicles lost 24 (1 destroyed, 23 disabled)
Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!
Assaulting units:
3rd Cavalry Regiment
26th Indian Division
45th Recce Regiment
7th Armoured Brigade
2nd Assam Rifles Battalion
3rd Indian Brigade
24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Defending units:
112th Infantry Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
2nd Army
55th Mountain Gun Regiment
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 2880 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 95
Defending force 2454 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 182
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 182 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)
Allied ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 15, 42
Repairs completed on DD Urakaze at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking SS Flying Fish at 88,65 SS Flying Fish is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Soryu-2 attacking a O21 Class class SS at 112,107 a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuikaku-3 attacking SS S-40 at 102,118 SS S-40 is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuiho-2 attacking a 'T' War Emergency class SS at 112,109 an Allied SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Hiei-1 attacking SS Spearfish at 104,61 SS Spearfish is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking SS S-40 at 102,118 SS S-40 is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking SS S-40 at 102,118 SS S-40 is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Tone-2 attacking SS Gato at 100,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
Etorofu expands fortifications to size 3
Rashin expands airfield to size 7
Masan expands fortifications to size 1
Mili expands airfield to size 2
Kohima expands fortifications to size 3
Wewak expands fortifications to size 4
Aircraft A6M5c Zero advances R&D to 9/43
Ryujo-1 converting to A6M5 Zero
20th/A Division - some devices have been upgraded at Lashio
20th/C Division - some devices have been upgraded at Lashio


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16 Nov 42 reports - 7/7/2020 11:09:01 AM   
jdsrae


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 16, 42
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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96
xAK Ikoma Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Daido Maru
xAK Kasuga Maru #2
xAK Ikushima Maru
PB Bunzan Maru
Allied Ships
SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Ikoma Maru
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Night Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
Runway hits 2
17 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 Terapo , at 96,127
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
9 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 Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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ASW attack near Toboali at 51,93
PB Sento Maru
Allied Ships
SS KXVII
SS KXVII is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Lingga at 51,88
SC Ch 3
SC Ch 1
Allied Ships
SS Halibut
Captain of SS Halibut elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Morning Air attack on 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, at 76,124 (Darwin)
26 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat) – should have done this before the allies attacked yesterday, so this is an attempt to disrupt what I expect will be a follow up attack.
G3M3 Nell x 34
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 23
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 21
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124 – I thought I’d set this to ground attack to try and destroy some tanks, but obviously not…
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 47
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 42
Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 16
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Morning Air attack on 24th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 23
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 19
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 11 (9 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 7th Armoured Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 36 – most of these fighters and fighter bombers are on LRCAP, not escort
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 26
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17
Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 75th Indian Brigade, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
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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 82nd Chinese Corps, at 81,32 , near Sining
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Afternoon Air attack on 31st Group Army, at 74,39 , near Chengtu
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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Afternoon Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Sub attack near Donggala at 69,96
AK Sinko Maru
AK Johore Maru
AK Tamon Maru
xAK Mikasa Maru
xAK Tarushima Maru
PB Seikai Maru
Allied Ships
SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard launches 4 torpedoes at AK Sinko Maru
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Sub attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62
xAK Norway Maru
xAK India Maru
PB Yomei Maru
Allied Ships
SS Albacore
SS Albacore launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Norway Maru
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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 66713 troops, 194 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2050
Allied ground losses:
205 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 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 15468 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 484
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1123
Defending force 40850 troops, 93 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1006
Allied ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
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Ground combat at Jorhat (63,38)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 12575 troops, 121 guns, 290 vehicles, Assault Value = 638
Defending force 7080 troops, 66 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 237
Allied adjusted assault: 279
Japanese adjusted defense: 243
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 – the close air support from the Helens helped bring the adjusted AV back to 1:1.
Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
387 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 38 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Allied ground losses:
422 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
2nd Assam Rifles Battalion
26th Indian Division
3rd Cavalry Regiment
45th Recce Regiment
7th Armoured Brigade
3rd Indian Brigade
Defending units:
143rd Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
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Ground combat at 58,40 (near Imphal)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2909 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 136
Defending force 893 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 39
Allied adjusted assault: 58
Japanese adjusted defense: 71
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses:
60 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
69 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Assaulting units:
111th Chindit Brigade
Defending units:
2nd Raiding Regiment

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 16, 42
Repairs completed on CA Chokai at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Ishigaki at Singapore, ship returned to service – large TKs loaded with fuel are ready for this Escort Div to collect and put immediately back to sea bound for Fukuoka.
Repairs completed on E Kunashiri at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Hachijo at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E Shimushu at Singapore, ship returned to service
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 112,107 an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 112,107 an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking SS S-40 at 102,118 SS S-40 is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a Electric Boat S-42 class SS at 103,61 a Grampus class SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a KXIV Class class SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a 'T' 1940 Programme class SS at 103,61 a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 208th Sentai attacking SS Gato at 102,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
5 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
16 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 8th Fleet from Tulagi
19 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on DD Oyashio at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Ushio at Singapore, ship returned to service
Masan expands fortifications to size 2
Kusaie Island expands airfield to size 1
Akyab expands fortifications to size 4
Hyderabad expands airfield to size 6
Newcastle expands airfield to size 7
Chungking expands fortifications to size 1
Luganville expands airfield to size 7
Ramree Island expands airfield to size 2 – stopped, forts to be increased a few notches now
SS RO-102 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo – to SEAF patrols
Loss of xAK Ikoma Maru on Nov 16, 1942 is admitted
xAK Shiranesan Maru arrives at Fukuoka – Std-A will move to Sasebo for TK conversion.
xAK Mernoo is reported to have been sunk near Ndeni on Sep 07, 1942


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17 Nov 42 reports - 7/8/2020 10:51:28 AM   
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The IJAAF win in the air today with a rugby score, mostly thanks to LRCAP over Jorhat chewing up an unescorted raid of Blenheim IVs, then taking a few decent bites out of a Wellington / P-40K raid.
IJAAF 39 - Allied Air Forces 9
IJAAF pilots losses today were only 1xMIA, 1xWIA and 2xKIA. Good result, but I expect the allied bombers to keep coming here with the 55th Infantry Div under intense pressure.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 17, 42
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ASW attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,85
TK Toa Maru
TK San Ramon Maru
TK San Clemente Maru
TK Kuroshio Maru
TK Huzisan Maru
E Ishigaki
E Kunashiri
Allied Ships
SS Runner
SS Runner is sighted by escort
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Night Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
G4M1 Betty x 12
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
G4M1 Betty x 4
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
G4M1 Betty x 5
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Sub attack near Takao at 82,65
TK Yamaoka Maru
TK Oita Maru
TK Hofuku Maru
TK Sanju Maru
PB Nanpo Maru
Allied Ships
SS Tambor
SS Tambor launches 4 torpedoes at TK Yamaoka Maru
PB Nanpo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, at 75,125 , near Darwin
26 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
G3M3 Nell x 34
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 82nd Chinese Corps, at 81,32 , near Sining
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124 – forgot to set the Sallys to ground attack again…
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 41
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30
Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 19
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 34
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 24
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 7th Chinese Corps, at 74,39 , near Chengtu
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on 20th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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Morning Air attack on 7th Armoured Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 41
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 11
Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 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 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 15
Wellington Ic x 13
No Japanese losses
Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 9 destroyed
Wellington Ic: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Wellington Ic bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Allied aircraft
Blenheim IV x 9
Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
Wellington Ic x 13
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed by flak
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
Wellington Ic: 2 destroyed, 6 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Blenheim IV bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x Wellington Ic bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 64,38 , near Ledo
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 12
B-24D Liberator x 6
P-40K Warhawk x 11
No Japanese losses
Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 3 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
57 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Liberator II bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
44th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
203rd Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 64,38 , near Ledo
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 8
P-40K Warhawk x 11
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
44th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
203rd Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 55th Mountain Gun Regiment, at 64,38 , near Ledo
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11
Japanese ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
203rd Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Army, at 64,38 , near Ledo
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 2
B-25C Mitchell x 31
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
188 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 64,38 , near Ledo
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1419
Defending force 66452 troops, 194 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2034
Allied ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 21387 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 786
Defending force 19099 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 14
Japanese adjusted assault: 588
Allied adjusted defense: 52
Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Allied ground losses:
1260 casualties reported
Squads: 145 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 49 disabled
Guns lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
15th/B Division
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
78th 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 = 554
Defending force 15371 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 476
Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 74,39 (near Chengtu)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 12860 troops, 110 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 470
Defending force 865 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
Japanese adjusted assault: 406
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 101 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)
Allied ground losses:
986 casualties reported
Non Combat: 75 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 5 – this hex is clear
Assaulting units:
27th Division – will now move to Burma
Defending units:
2nd Group Army
48th Chinese Corps
7th Chinese Corps
31st Group Army
84th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1161
Defending force 40907 troops, 92 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1010
Allied ground losses:
63 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Ground combat at Jorhat (63,38)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 14243 troops, 147 guns, 513 vehicles, Assault Value = 598
Defending force 6728 troops, 65 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 205
Allied adjusted assault: 195
Japanese adjusted defense: 165
Allied assault odds: 1 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
646 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 28 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Guns lost 19 (4 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
106 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Assaulting units:
3rd Cavalry Regiment
26th Indian Division
2nd Assam Rifles Battalion
45th Recce Regiment
7th Armoured Brigade
3rd Indian Brigade
Defending units:
143rd Infantry Regiment – down to about Bn strength with level 3 field forts
144th Infantry Regiment – still almost full strength with level 4 field forts
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Ground combat at 79,46 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2898 troops, 20 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97
Defending force 2372 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 99
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
3486 casualties reported
Squads: 143 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 153 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1
Assaulting units:
59th/A Division
Defending units:
75th Chinese Corps

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 17, 42
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking a 'T' 1940 Programme class SS at 112,109 a Triton class SS is reported HIT
WO Ohashi D. of 27th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Gushi F. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Chiba W. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Bunkichi C. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
2LT Chiba W. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Kamito, S. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
2LT Hashiguchi M. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Hashiguchi M. of 1st Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Aino R. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 6
2LT Miyazaki D. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Bunkichi L. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Eiichi J. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Sonokawa L. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Aino R. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 7
2LT Kabase C. of 6th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Hoshikura O. of 27th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Ohashi D. of 27th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Agawa J. of 27th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Agawa J. of 27th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Degawa N. of 203rd Sentai is credited with kill number 2
D3A1 Val from Soryu-2 attacking a Gato class SS at 112,109 an Allied SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Hiyo-3 attacking an Allied SS at 112,107 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a Barracuda class SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
17 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
5 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Tulagi
20 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Port Moresby expands airfield to size 7
Chungking expands fortifications to size 2
Prince George expands airfield to size 3


< Message edited by jdsrae -- 7/9/2020 1:14:29 PM >


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Post #: 973
18 Nov 42 reports - 7/9/2020 1:42:21 PM   
jdsrae


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Despite the iJAAF doing well in the air today, the 3rd Air Division mechanics wrote off a lot of Nicks after they landed which brought it back to a draw...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 18, 42
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 12
Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 11
Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 1 damaged
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Sub attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62
xAK Nikki Maru
PB Shonan Maru #2
Allied Ships
SS Albacore
SS Albacore launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Nikki Maru
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Sub attack near Takao at 82,65
SC CHa-46
Allied Ships
SS Tambor
SS Tambor launches 2 torpedoes
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ASW attack near Saishu To at 99,56
SC Ch 26
SC Ch 25
Allied Ships
SS Gato
SS Gato is located by SC Ch 26
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Morning Air attack on 20th Indian Division, at 63,37 , near Jorhat
G3M3 Nell x 35
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 2/16th Field Regiment, at 75,125 , near Darwin
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30
Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 15 (2 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (1 destroyed, 7 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 18
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 29
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 2/4th Armoured Regiment, at 76,124 (Darwin)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 10 (2 destroyed, 8 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Indian Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 43
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 24
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 29
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 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 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on 637th Tank Destroyer Battalion, at 76,126 (Fenton)
26 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet *
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Afternoon Air attack on 55th Mountain Gun Regiment, at 64,38 , near Ledo
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 24
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 9
B-24D Liberator x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 20
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
Liberator II: 2 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 8 destroyed – Int staff report 26x P-40K shot down today
Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Liberator II bombing from 10000 feet
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
CAP engaged:
1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
44th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
203rd Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on 55th Mountain Gun Regiment, at 64,38 , near Ledo
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 4
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
P-38G Lightning x 10
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd Army, at 64,38 , near Ledo
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 24
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 33
P-40E Warhawk x 25
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 16 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
77 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
CAP engaged:
6th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (23 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on 112th Infantry Regiment, at 64,38 , near Ledo
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
P-40K Warhawk x 24
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 6 destroyed – I think the Oscars and Tojos got to this party a bit late
Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 4 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
64th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
59th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1419
Defending force 66219 troops, 192 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2007
Allied ground losses:
110 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 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 = 554
Defending force 15372 troops, 113 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 477
Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1209
Defending force 41012 troops, 91 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1024
Allied ground losses:
19 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 18, 42
Repairs completed on SS I-171 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking SS Flying Fish at 88,65 SS Flying Fish is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 112,107 a KXI Class class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking a Electric Boat S-42 class SS at 112,107 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking an Allied SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Mutsu-1 attacking an Allied SS at 112,109 a 'T' 1940 Programme class SS is reported HIT
WO Daigo L. of 44th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Kimura H. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Anabuki U. of 44th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Ginowa I. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Chikami L. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Chikami L. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Harada C. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Taniguchi R. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Ogawa, M. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Ogawa, M. of 11th Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Chiba W. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Kabase C. of 6th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
CPT Kanai, M. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 8
2LT Futagami H. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Ban F. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Eiichi A. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Mori R. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Mori R. of 64th Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Dohibara O. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Dohibara O. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Maeda M. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Chikami F. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Futagami H. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
20 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on DD Amatsukaze at Kobe, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Akigumo at Kobe, ship returned to service
Bangkok expands fortifications to size 4
Woleai expands fortifications to size 2
Chungking expands fortifications to size 3
Benkoelen expands airfield to size 2
Terapo expands airfield to size 2
DD Maikaze beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe
DD Nowaki beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe
DD Hagikaze beginning refit in shipyard at Kobe
Loss of AMC Saigon Maru on Aug 05, 1942 is admitted
xAK Batopaha Maru arrives at Fukuoka – Std-C converted to TK
Kure 6th SNLF arrives at Hiroshima/Kure – will move to Truk and form the 8th Combined SNLF CD unit
Yokosuka 7th SNLF arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka – as above


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RE: 18 Nov 42 reports - 7/9/2020 2:11:47 PM   
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Nick op losses...

I have gone to using a default 20% rest on my Nick squadrons. Seems to really help with op losses, and I have migrated it to my other fighter squadrons.

Won't really help if staying on the ground means you are bombed back to the stone ages by beasts though. So situational in a pbem.

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RE: 18 Nov 42 reports - 7/10/2020 1:19:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lowpe

Nick op losses...

I have gone to using a default 20% rest on my Nick squadrons. Seems to really help with op losses, and I have migrated it to my other fighter squadrons.

Won't really help if staying on the ground means you are bombed back to the stone ages by beasts though. So situational in a pbem.


Cheers Lowpe, I was coming to that sort of conclusion but it might have taken a few more days and losses.

The Nick/Tojo/Oscar combo did well on day 1, but for day 2 there were too many fatigued planes in the air.

I'm assuming that more aviation support might help reduce the number of right offs a bit too, so will see what else can be rustled up on that front.

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19 Nov 42 reports - 7/12/2020 12:50:12 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 19, 42
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Sub attack near Toboali at 51,93
xAKL Shingetsu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Sento Maru
Allied Ships
SS KXVII
SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Shingetsu Maru
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 9
Airbase hits 1
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 7
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G3M3 Nell x 7
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 6
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
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Sub attack near Toboali at 51,93
xAKL Shingetsu Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
PB Sento Maru
Allied Ships
SS KXVII
SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Shingetsu Maru
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Sub attack near Chiba at 115,62
SC CHa-4
SC CHa-6
Allied Ships
SS Gunnel
SS Gunnel launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-4
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
A6M2 Zero x 27
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 7
P-400 Airacobra x 25
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra: 4 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *
CAP engaged:
49th FG/9th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling) – LRCAP, probably from Port Moresby
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
18th FG/78th FS with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 17 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 23000.
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
A6M2 Zero x 27
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 4
P-400 Airacobra x 11
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
49th FG/9th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18th FG/78th FS with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 82nd Chinese Corps, at 81,32 , near Sining
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Morning Air attack on 2/4th Armoured Regiment, at 76,124 (Darwin)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 19
Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 2/8th Armoured Regiment, at 76,124 (Darwin)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30
Allied ground losses:
93 casualties reported
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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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 82nd Chinese Corps, at 81,32 , near Sining
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Afternoon Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Afternoon Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 33
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 14
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 12
Allied ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
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Sub attack near Lingga at 51,88
SC Ch 1
SC Ch 3
Allied Ships
SS Halibut
Captain of SS Halibut elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 65,75
xAK Tatuno Maru
xAK Hakubasan Maru
xAK Tazima Maru
PB Taiko Maru
PB Shosei Maru
Allied Ships
SS Skipjack
SS Skipjack launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tatuno Maru
PB Shosei Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Taiko Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1420
Defending force 66069 troops, 191 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1986, minus 21 since yesterday. Under 2000 now and dropping slowly. Once the IJA have a few more Divisions here with raw AV above 2000 the deliberate attacks will start.
Allied ground losses:
223 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 21517 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 800
Defending force 17960 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13
Japanese adjusted assault: 701
Allied adjusted defense: 37
Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Japanese ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Allied ground losses:
954 casualties reported
Squads: 94 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 54 disabled
Guns lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Assaulting units:
13th Division
13th Tank Regiment
15th/B Division
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 11729 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 381
Defending force 18708 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 459
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Deliberate attack – probing attack just to test the status of the defenders.
Attacking force 15864 troops, 105 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
Defending force 15249 troops, 112 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 464
Japanese adjusted assault: 280
Allied adjusted defense: 505
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 1) – not enough combat engineers in the hex, but one third of the 104th Div is moving to help. One more third of the 104th Div will join it once more garrison troops arrive at Canton to free it. Two more Regts of the 31st Div are also moving to join this battle on their way to Thailand and the south Burma coast.
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
750 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 77 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Allied ground losses:
542 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 62 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Assaulting units:
74th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade – this is the only unit with combat engineers
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
77th Infantry Regiment
Defending units:
31st Chinese Corps
62nd Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
16th Group Army
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1244
Defending force 41021 troops, 91 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1029
Allied ground losses:
70 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 19, 42
Pumps fail aboard xAKL Shingetsu Maru, flooding increases...
Decks awash aboard xAKL Shingetsu Maru, crew prepares to abandon ship
Repairs completed on DD Umikaze at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Kawakaze at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Yamakaze at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Yudachi at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Shiratsuyu at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Kazegumo at Kobe, ship returned to service
H6K4 Mavis from 851 Ku T-1 has spotted a Basset class AMc at 31,47 a Djember class AMc is reported HIT
PO2 Nomura, S. of 6th Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Maki M. of 6th Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Nabara, Y. of 6th Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Fujimatsu R. of 6th Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Fujimatsu R. of 6th Ku S-1/A attains ace status!!
PO2 Uehara, S. of 6th Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Tokuji, Y. of 6th Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Tokuji, Y. of 6th Ku S-1/A attains ace status!!
PO1 Minami D. of 6th Ku S-1/A is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Kamihira S. of Kaga-1 is credited with kill number 2
E13A1 Jake from Abukuma-1 attacking an Allied SS at 116,62 a Barracuda class SS is reported HIT
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
17 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on DD Yugumo at Kobe, ship returned to service
Ndeni expands airfield to size 4
Benkoelen expands fortifications to size 1
Hollandia expands fortifications to size 3
Chinhae expands fortifications to size 2
Aircraft Ki-44-IIc Tojo advances R&D to 12/42.
Production will start in 10 days, so no point doing any more research. I’ve increased the size of one factory to 60 and moved the other 4x 30 factories on to help research the A7M2 Sam. That is now 8x30 factories on the Sam. The Tojo IIa factories can’t change to IIc for free until 7/43 via the IIb, so I will have to pay more supply to move them to the IIc on 1 Dec, but I figure that will be worth it to get more IJA pilots in fighters that have armour.
Previous report of sinking of SS S-43 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Loss of xAKL Shingetsu Maru on Nov 19, 1942 is admitted 


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RE: 19 Nov 42 reports - 7/12/2020 1:00:05 AM   
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Move the IIa factories to the IIb then to the IIc. No pausing for research. Just climb the research ladder.

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RE: 19 Nov 42 reports - 7/12/2020 1:03:05 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

Move the IIa factories to the IIb then to the IIc. No pausing for research. Just climb the research ladder.


1x size 60 IIa factory is already in production so can’t go to IIb. Realistic R&D on.
The choice seems to be to keep building 60x IIa until the IIb arrives on its original date or pay supply again to upgrade them to IIc production factories.

I’m also going to change the Glen factory to 30x Tojo IIc for 150 total Tojo per month.

The Glens were just built to use up the engines that go in them, there’s something like 100 Glens in the pool now.
I’m not using Jakes on subs, so that Glen pool should last a few years.

I will probably dial the Tojo production back a bit once the Frank starts production.

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RE: 19 Nov 42 reports - 7/12/2020 3:47:48 AM   
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Well, now you know what to do for the next time.

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20 Nov 42 reports - 7/14/2020 12:25:51 PM   
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A few relatively quiet turns.
Mopping up in China, moving lots of Divs to Burma/India.
Allied night bombing raids continue and allied subs seem to be getting more hits than the IJN.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 20, 42
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Sub attack near Kuroshima at 99,61
PB Ikuta Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Shinkyo Maru
Allied Ships
SS Tautog
SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at PB Ikuta Maru
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Sub attack near Chiba at 115,62
SC CHa-6
Allied Ships
SS Gunnel
Captain of SS Gunnel elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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ASW attack near Christmas Island at 178,134
SS I-19, hits 3
Allied Ships
xAK Rodman Coleman
xAK Sage Brush
xAK Forbes Hauptmann
DD Fanning
SS I-19 is sighted by escort
DD Fanning attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
G3M3 Nell x 35
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 22
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 54th Chinese Corps, at 66,42 , near Myitkyina
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Morning Air attack on 2/8th Armoured Regiment, at 76,124 (Darwin)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 41
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 34
Allied ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Also attacking 2/16th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 2/8th Armoured Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Indian Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 41
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 28
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 22
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 36
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Also attacking 3rd Cavalry Regiment ...
Also attacking 45th Recce Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
29 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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Morning Air attack on 7th Armoured Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 15
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 23
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
31 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
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Morning Air attack on 80th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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ASW attack near Donggala at 69,96
SC Ch 37
SC Ch 39
Allied Ships
SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard is located by SC Ch 37
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1367
Defending force 65848 troops, 187 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1969
Allied ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21504 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 798
Defending force 17135 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11
Japanese adjusted assault: 724
Allied adjusted defense: 22
Japanese assault odds: 32 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Allied ground losses:
1641 casualties reported
Squads: 157 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 60 disabled
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
15th/B Division
13th Division
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
59th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 11763 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 384
Defending force 18760 troops, 52 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 461
Japanese adjusted assault: 175
Allied adjusted defense: 313
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses:
227 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
735 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 61 disabled – good numbers despite the 1:2 assault ratio. The attackers will keep this up whenever their disruption and fatigue are <10.
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 28 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
22nd Division
Defending units:
88th Chinese Corps
28th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
10th Group Army
16th Construction Regiment
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 12953 troops, 168 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 1278
Defending force 41068 troops, 87 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1034
Allied ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 20, 42
Repairs completed on SS I-15 at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Makigumo at Kobe, ship returned to service
E13A1 Jake from 3rd CCF Det T-1 attacking a Gato class SS at 89,64 a Barracuda class SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Trout at 100,59 SS Trout is reported HIT
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
19 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Wendover Field expands airfield to size 5
Makin expands airfield to size 2
Portland expands airfield to size 8
Auckland expands airfield to size 8
Wellington expands airfield to size 9
Loss of DD Akizuki on Sep 05, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PB Ikuta Maru on Nov 20, 1942 is admitted
xAKL Yat Shing is reported to have been sunk near Pakhoi on Dec 29, 1941


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 21, 42
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Sub attack near Kanoya at 103,61
SC CHa-16
Allied Ships
SS Guardfish
SS Guardfish launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-16
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Sub attack near Boeton at 68,109
AO Hayamoto, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage - sunk
E Sagi
Allied Ships
SS Shark
SS Shark launches 6 torpedoes at AO Hayamoto
E Sagi attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,55
CL Kiso
CL Kuma
DD Hokaze
DD Numakaze
DD Namikaze
DD Nokaze
Allied Ships
SS O23
SS O23 is sighted by escort
DD Numakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Namikaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nokaze attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62
PB Kenkon Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Keiko Maru
Allied Ships
SS Albacore
SS Albacore launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kenkon Maru
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Submarine attack near Darwin at 76,124
SSX Ha-25
Allied Ships
xAKL Silindoeng
xAKL Silindoeng is sighted by SSX Ha-25
SSX Ha-25 launches 2 torpedoes
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 24
Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 3 damaged
P-38F Lightning: 1 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 3 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 16
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
16 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 23
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 8
Liberator II: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 – the allies are going after the Oil at Magwe again. The Nicks keep the allies from getting many hits but are getting themselves shot down at a steady rate…
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3
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ASW attack near Newcastle at 95,167
SS I-162, hits 1
Allied Ships
TK Mindanao
TK Sunadmiral
TK Sunchaser
DD Stronghold
SS I-162 is sighted by escort – frustrated by HMS Stronghold
DD Stronghold attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Newcastle at 95,167
SS I-162
Allied Ships
AM Bombay
AM Bengal
AM Punjab
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ASW attack near Salajar at 66,107
PB Keinan Maru
Allied Ships
SS Shark
SS Shark is sighted by escort
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
A6M2 Zero x 17
Allied aircraft
P-400 Airacobra x 9
P-400 Airacobra: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
18th FG/78th FS with P-400 Airacobra (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 6 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 134th Field Artillery Battalion, at 99,130 , near Port Moresby
A6M2 Zero x 20
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 1
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 2/16th Field Regiment, at 76,124 (Darwin)
29 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
A6M2 Zero x 2
Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 5
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 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
G3M3 Nell x 35
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 82nd Chinese Corps, at 81,32 , near Sining
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Morning Air attack on 2/4th Armoured Regiment, at 76,124 (Darwin)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Also attacking 2/8th Armoured Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on Jorhat , at 63,38
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 28
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 24
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 25
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 20
Also attacking 45th Recce Regiment ...
Also attacking 3rd Cavalry Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 2/16th Field Regiment, at 76,124 (Darwin)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 7th Armoured Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 18
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 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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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Indian Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 16
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 13
Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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ASW attack near San Francisco at 216,74
SS I-10
Allied Ships
SC-700
SC-648
SC-699
SS I-10 is located by SC-700
SC-700 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-700 is out of ASW ammo
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Sub attack near Lingga at 51,88
SC Ch 1
SC Ch 3
Allied Ships
SS Halibut, hits 1
SS Halibut launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 1
Halibut bottoming out ....
SC Ch 3 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 = 1366
Defending force 65748 troops, 183 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1963
Allied ground losses:
280 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Shock attack
Attacking force 21531 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 801
Defending force 16004 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 8
Japanese adjusted assault: 646
Allied adjusted defense: 13
Japanese assault odds: 49 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
Japanese ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
4793 casualties reported
Squads: 187 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 308 destroyed, 78 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1 – 3 to go
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
15th/B Division
13th Division
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
73rd Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4975 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 503
Defending force 14809 troops, 112 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 415
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1293
Defending force 41090 troops, 85 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1039
Allied ground losses:
12 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 21, 42
Repairs completed on DD Arashi at Kobe, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Atago at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-28 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-155 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Ayanami at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Akebono at Singapore, ship returned to service
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Trout at 100,59 SS Trout is reported HIT
PO2 Komachi C. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 7
PO2 Kawabata F. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking a KXIV Class class SS at 88,65 a Gato class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 88,65 a Electric Boat S-42 class SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking a KV Class class SS at 100,59 an Allied SS is reported HIT
18 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 41st Infantry Regiment to Ledo
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
8 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
20 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
Repairs completed on CA Mogami at Kobe, ship returned to service
Masan expands fortifications to size 3
Marcus Island expands fortifications to size 4
Makin expands fortifications to size 1
Alameda expands airfield to size 6
20th/B Division - some devices have been upgraded at Lashio – 20th Div will be the reserve Div at Rangoon until it can be bought out, but that won’t be for a few months.
Loss of PB Kenkon Maru on Nov 21, 1942 is admitted
Loss of AO Hayamoto on Nov 21, 1942 is admitted


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22 Nov 42 reports - 7/14/2020 1:07:11 PM   
jdsrae


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 22, 42
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Submarine attack near Port Moresby at 95,133
SS RO-100
Allied Ships
xAK Shooting Star
xAK Shooting Star is sighted by SS RO-100
SS RO-100 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Shooting Star
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ASW attack near Newcastle at 96,167
SS I-162
Allied Ships
AM Bombay
AM Bengal
AM Punjab
SS I-162 is located by AM Bombay
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Submarine attack near Bathurst Island at 77,123
SS I-22
Allied Ships
xAKL Bordvik, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Bordvik is sighted by SS I-22
SS I-22 attacking on the surface
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 27
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
27 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
B-17E Fortress x 4
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
Oil hits 1 – the Nicks didn’t fly for some reason…
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42 – no Nicks flew over Myitkyina this evening either
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 11
Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 2 damaged
Airbase hits 1
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Liberator II x 5
5 x Liberator II bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
B-25C Mitchell x 6
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 6
Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
Runway hits 2
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Sub attack near Oita at 104,61
SC CHa-15
SC CHa-16
Allied Ships
SS Spearfish
SS Spearfish launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-15
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,124
PB Ikuta Maru
Allied Ships
SS Pompano
SS Pompano is sighted by escort
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TF 358 encounters mine field at Guam (106,95)
AMc Zuikai Maru
AMc Tokihime Maru
7 mines cleared – allied sub laid mines. It’s worth having a few AMc dotted around the place to tidy up things like this.
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Morning Air attack on 54th Chinese Corps, at 66,42 , near Myitkyina
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Morning Air attack on 99th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 19
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 38
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
41 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
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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 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on 54th Chinese Corps, at 66,42 , near Myitkyina
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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Indian Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
G3M3 Nell x 31
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 37
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Afternoon Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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ASW attack near Kobe at 107,61
SC CHa-7
SC CHa-9
Allied Ships
SS Snapper
SS Snapper is located by SC CHa-7
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Sub attack near San Francisco at 216,74
SS I-10
Allied Ships
SC-700
SC-648
SC-699
Captain of SS I-10 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9742 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1366
Defending force 65359 troops, 179 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1929
Allied ground losses:
240 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21509 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 800
Defending force 11903 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
Japanese adjusted assault: 634
Allied adjusted defense: 7
Japanese assault odds: 90 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Allied ground losses:
2957 casualties reported
Squads: 156 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 457 destroyed, 98 disabled
Units destroyed 1 – 2 to go.
Assaulting units:
13th Tank Regiment
15th/B Division
13th Division
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
18th Chinese Corps
8th Chinese Corps
59th Chinese Corps
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 4998 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 516
Defending force 14736 troops, 111 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 406
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 41039 troops, 434 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 1307
Defending force 41114 troops, 84 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1043
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 1564
Allied adjusted defense: 922
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0) – close to 1.7:1, so not far off getting 2:1.
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
3138 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 322 disabled – big numbers of disablements here, so they will be given some time to recover. HQ NCAA is only a few days from joining this hex, so the hope is that they will help with recovery and increase the chances of adjusted AV boost on the next attack.
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 44 disabled
Allied ground losses:
868 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 88 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Assaulting units:
36th Division
41st Division
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
37th Division
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade
Mongol Garrison Army – recently arrived in hex
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Army
4th RF Gun Battalion
Defending units:
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
34th Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
15th Group Army
14th Group Army
39th Group Army
7th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 22, 42
Repairs completed on CV Shokaku at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service – all CVs except Kaga are now ready for service.
Repairs completed on CA Takao at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Oboro at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Asagiri at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Shikinami at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Yukaze at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Shiokaze at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hakaze at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
SS I-174 terminates patrol and enters Singapore for repairs
Task Force 156 lays defensive minefield at Dili ( 71 , 115) and sets course for Ambon
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Trout at 100,59 SS Trout is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a Barracuda class SS at 103,61 a Electric Boat S-42 class SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Gato at 102,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
H6K4 Mavis from 802 Ku T-1 attacking SS S-37 at 107,135 SS S-37 is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 111,108 a Grampus class SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Tone-2 attacking an Allied SS at 98,57 a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Gato at 102,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
5 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Lunga
19 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
20 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Kohima
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
Repairs completed on CA Mikuma at Kobe, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-158 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Oi at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Kitakami at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Sawakaze at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Genzan expands airfield to size 3
Changteh expands fortifications to size 2
Chumphon expands fortifications to size 4
xAKL Bordvik is reported to have been sunk near Bathurst Island on Nov 22, 1942


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23 Nov 42 reports - 7/14/2020 1:46:50 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 23, 42
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 33
Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
P-38E Lightning: 2 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 11
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Rangpur , at 58,34 – a level 7 airfield with 56 auxiliary aircraft on the ground
G3M3 Nell x 17
G3M3 Nell: 3 damaged
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 18
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 14
A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed – these were good pilots, 75+ experience. 3xKIA, 1xWIA.
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 8
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 9
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 3
Liberator II: 1 damaged
Liberator II: 1 destroyed by flak
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 4
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 8
Port hits 1
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
Japanese aircraft
no flights – night CAP got tired…
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 4
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 5
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Submarine attack near Darwin at 76,124
SS I-22
Allied Ships
xAKL Legazpi, Shell hits 3, on fire
xAKL Legazpi is sighted by SS I-22
SS I-22 attacking on the surface
SS I-22 low on gun ammo, Ichimura E. breaks off surface engagement and submerges
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ASW attack near Soerabaja at 57,101
DMS W-15
Allied Ships
SS Shark
SS Shark is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Tandjoengpinang at 51,86
SC Ch 1
SC Ch 3
Allied Ships
SS Runner
SS Runner is located by SC Ch 1
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Sub attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 100,60
xAK England Maru
xAK Hamburg Maru
PB Tonon Maru
Allied Ships
SS Tautog
SS Tautog launches 2 torpedoes at xAK England Maru
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Sub attack near Koshiki-jima Retto at 100,60
xAK Hamburg Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage – made port at Kagoshima but heavily damaged with about 40 fires.
PB Tonon Maru
Allied Ships
SS Seadragon
SS Seadragon launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hamburg Maru
PB Tonon Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near San Francisco at 216,74
SS I-10, hits 1
Allied Ships
SC-738
SC-742
SC-741
SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes at SC-738
I-10 diving deep ....
SC-742 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-742 is out of ASW ammo
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Sub attack near Lingga at 51,88
PB Sento Maru
Allied Ships
SS Halibut
SS Halibut launches 2 torpedoes
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Sub attack near San Francisco at 216,74
SS I-10
Allied Ships
SC-741
SC-738
SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes at SC-741
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Submarine attack near Darwin at 76,124
SS I-22
Allied Ships – allies trying to sneak supply into Darwin via single unescorted xAKLs. They are well spotted but the Nells don’t seem to want to waste torpedoes on them.
xAKL Legazpi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAKL Legazpi is sighted by SS I-22
SS I-22 launches 2 torpedoes
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Morning Air attack on 18th Chinese Corps, at 79,47 , near Patung
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 36
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Allied ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 2/4th Armoured Regiment, at 76,124 (Darwin)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 37
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak
Also attacking 13th Australian Hvy AA Regiment ...
Also attacking 2/16th Field Regiment ...
Also attacking 2/8th Armoured Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on Jorhat , at 63,38
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 33
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 16
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 49
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged
Allied ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 19
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 38
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 16
Allied ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Sub attack near Milne Bay at 99,138
SS I-27
Allied Ships
AGP Niagara
AGP Niagara is sighted by SS I-27
SS I-27 launches 2 torpedoes
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9742 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1367
Defending force 65214 troops, 176 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1920
Allied ground losses:
181 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at 79,47 (near Patung)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 21558 troops, 188 guns, 140 vehicles, Assault Value = 1447
Defending force 7196 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
Japanese adjusted assault: 782
Allied adjusted defense: 4
Japanese assault odds: 195 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Allied ground losses:
10218 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1292 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 2 – hex clear!
Assaulting units:
34th Division
13th Tank Regiment
13th Division
15th/B Division
15th/A Division
15th/C Division
11th Army
Defending units:
8th Chinese Corps
18th Chinese Corps
This force will now move to Changsha, with 35th Div just nearby and due to arrive at the same time. That will make 7x Divs to start the battle, which should be enough to try a deliberate attack to finally see how many forts have been built.
110th Div will leave Chungking in about 1 week to also join the Battle of Changsha.
27th and 32nd Divs are still moving back out of the mountains to Chengtu, then will move on to Changsha.
3rd Tank Div remaining units will arrive at Peiping in 7 days time. That will make 10x Infantry Divs and 1x Tank Div to capture Changsha.
26th Div is moving back out of the mountains near Tienshui on the way to Tsiaotso, but that march will take a few weeks.
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 38148 troops, 434 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 1015
Defending force 40464 troops, 84 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 967
Allied ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 3376 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 519
Defending force 14764 troops, 110 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 405

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 23, 42
PO2 Masuyama, M. of 6th Ku S-1/B is credited with kill number 6
Repairs completed on SS I-21 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
H6K4 Mavis from 802 Ku T-1 attacking an Allied SS at 109,134 a O19 Class class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Zuikaku-2 attacking SS Pompano at 106,124 SS Pompano is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a Grampus class SS at 103,61 a KV Class class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking SS Barb at 89,64 SS Barb is reported HIT
4 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Lunga
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
19 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
Repairs completed on CA Kumano at Kobe, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-124 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Furutaka at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DMS W-10 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Nisshin Maru #2 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Tonan Maru #2 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Meiktila expands airfield to size 2
Aitape expands airfield to size 2
Lae expands fortifications to size 4
Kalemyo expands airfield to size 4
Ace pilot Kubo, K. of 6th Ku S-1/A is promoted to ENS
60th Sentai converting to Ki-49-IIa Helen
43rd JNAF AF Unit - some devices have been upgraded at Makin
xAKL Legazpi is reported to have been sunk near Darwin on Nov 23, 1942


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RE: 23 Nov 42 reports - 7/14/2020 1:57:40 PM   
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The first George research factory is fully repaired, with more close.
It will take about 2 more months to get the engine bonus to help with research, but the first George should enter service in about March 43.
They are needed to replace the unarmoured Zeroes in the land based IJNAF fighter units.




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24 Nov 42 reports - 7/17/2020 1:20:20 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 24, 42
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
20 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 Port Moresby , at 98,130
G3M3 Nell x 8
Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 5 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 3 damaged
Runway hits 5
Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Japanese aircraft
no flights – not good. There is a newly arrived Nick unit set to night CAP, but it might be that units that just arrive don’t fly night CAP on their first night…
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed on ground
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Airbase hits 1
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 31
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
7 x G3M3 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Japanese aircraft
no flights
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-57-I Topsy: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 31
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 3
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3
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Sub attack near Oita at 104,61
SC CHa-14
SC CHa-16
Allied Ships
SS Spearfish
SS Spearfish launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-14
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Sub attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62
xAK Zuiko Maru
PB Ginyo Maru
Allied Ships
SS Tunny
SS Tunny launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Zuiko Maru
PB Ginyo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on 31st Chinese Corps, at 72,55 (Nanning)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 39
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
Allied ground losses: getting close to trying another deliberate attack here. Maybe in about 7 days once the 104th/A Div arrives.
182 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on Jorhat , at 63,38
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 32
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 45
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged
Allied ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 23
Also attacking 7th Armoured Brigade ...
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 45th Recce Regiment ...
Also attacking 3rd Cavalry Regiment ...
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Morning Air attack on 86th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
32 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
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Afternoon Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
22 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *
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Afternoon Air attack on 26th Indian Division, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 16
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 6
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 39
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 14
Allied ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Submarine attack near Darwin at 76,124
SS I-22
Allied Ships
xAKL Silindoeng
xAKL Silindoeng is sighted by SS I-22
SS I-22 attacking on the surface
SS I-22 low on gun ammo, Ichimura E. breaks off surface engagement and submerges
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Sub attack near Lingga at 51,88
SC Ch 2
SC Ch 1
SC Ch 3
Allied Ships
SS Halibut
SS Halibut launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 2
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Sub attack near Donggala at 68,97
xAK Amagi Maru
PB Kamitu Maru
Allied Ships
SS Shad
SS Shad launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Amagi Maru
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1364
Defending force 65044 troops, 172 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1903
Allied ground losses:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 38732 troops, 434 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 1079
Defending force 40417 troops, 82 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 967
Allied ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 3376 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 655
Defending force 14559 troops, 109 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 392
Assaulting units: 104th/A Div and one more Infantry Regiment are close to joining this battle. Once they arrive a deliberate attack will go in.
74th Infantry Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
77th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
58th Infantry Regiment
Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
16th Group Army

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 24, 42
Repairs completed on DD Hatsukaze at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-165 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-1 attacking a KVIII Class class SS at 111,108 an Allied SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Kunikawa Maru-1 attacking a Triton class SS at 94,66 an Allied SS is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Gato at 102,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
Ki-48-Ib Lily from 94th Sentai attacking SS Gato at 102,56 SS Gato is reported HIT
4 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Lunga
20 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
18 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
12 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
Repairs completed on DD Hamakaze at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-154 at Kwajalein Island, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Kako at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Nisshin Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Muroran expands fortifications to size 2
Nagoya expands airfield to size 6
Magwe expands airfield to size 6
Makin expands fortifications to size 2
Sovetskaya Gavan expands port to size 5
64th Sentai Det converting to Ki-43-IIa Oscar
1st Cavalry Brigade - some devices have been upgraded at Lanchow
4th Cavalry Brigade - some devices have been upgraded at Urumchi
Device(s) upgraded in 1st Cavalry Brigade supplied from Lanchow
CVE Chuyo arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo – 6th Ku/C boards this carrier with 27x Zeroes
Loss of CA Kinugasa on Oct 13, 1942 is admitted
6th Air Division arrives at Tokyo – will move to the Lae area
25th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Tokyo – as above
11th JAAF AF Bn arrives at Tokyo – as above


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 25, 42
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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 66,76
xAK Konzan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Tazan Maru
xAK Kinsyu Maru
PB Kosin Maru #3
Allied Ships
SS Greenling
SS Greenling launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Konzan Maru
PB Kosin Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 14
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G3M3 Nell x 11
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
G3M3 Nell x 19
G3M3 Nell: 6 damaged
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 33
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7
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Night Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125
A6M5 Zero x 13
Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 7
B-26 Marauder: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 13
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 8
Allied aircraft
no flights
No Japanese losses
Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed on ground
P-38F Lightning: 2 damaged
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 14
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125
A6M5 Zero x 12
Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 5
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 25
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed – the auxiliary night fighters did well until this encounter…
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
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Sub attack near Cam Ranh Bay at 66,76
xAK Konzan Maru, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Konzan Maru is sighted by SS Greenling
SS Greenling launches 2 torpedoes
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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 Nanning , at 72,55
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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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Afternoon Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 6
Also attacking 193rd Tank Battalion ...
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Afternoon Air attack on 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9742 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1368
Defending force 64889 troops, 170 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1889, minus 14 since yesterday
Allied ground losses:
192 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 11929 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 403
Defending force 18276 troops, 46 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 421
Allied ground losses:
6 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1117, +38 since yesterday
Defending force 40398 troops, 80 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 964, minus 3 since yesterday
Allied ground losses:
93 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 3376 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 659
Defending force 14533 troops, 109 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 392

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 25, 42
Repairs completed on SS I-24 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-174 at Singapore, ship returned to service
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking SS KIX at 102,119 SS KIX is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuikaku-3 attacking a KV Class class SS at 101,118 a KV Class class SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuikaku-3 attacking SS Pompano at 106,124 SS Pompano is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sawfish at 100,59 SS Sawfish is reported HIT
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Lunga
16 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
5 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
19 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
12 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
Repairs completed on DD Shiranui at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Yukikaze at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Mare Island expands port to size 8
Alor Star expands fortifications to size 3
Ambon expands fortifications to size 4
4th Cavalry Brigade - some devices have been upgraded at Urumchi
3rd Cavalry Brigade - some devices have been upgraded at Sining
CV Kaga available for service in damaged state at Hiroshima/Kure – now that there are no other damaged ships at Kure, Kaga was switched to “critical” priority while still in pierside repair mode. That brings the estimate down to 43 days until all minor damage is repaired. That will still leave 14 major floatation and 10 major engine damage to fix with TBC duration on that.
Combined 8th SNLF takes replacements from Yokohama/Yokosuka – this is a Coastal Defence unit that is far more capable than the sum of its two parts, with lots of CD, DP, AA guns and support to be added to fill out the combined TOE.
I’m not sure where it will be sent, but until now I was thinking somewhere in the Marianas. Now that I’ve seen all the CD/DP/AA guns, it could really help boost the defence of an atoll like Marcus Island.


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 26, 42
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Sub attack near Lingga at 51,88
PB Kyo Maru #7
TK Kinrei Maru
PB Takunan Maru #5
Allied Ships
SS Halibut
SS Halibut launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kyo Maru #7
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G3M3 Nell x 19
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 14
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 21
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 11
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 33
Allied aircraft
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125
A6M5 Zero x 12
Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 6
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 22
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 33
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G4M1 Betty x 11
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
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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 6
Liberator II: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
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 Port Moresby , at 98,130
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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Sub attack near Bataan at 77,77
SC Ch 31
SC Ch 33
SC Ch 32
Allied Ships
SS Haddock
SS Haddock launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 31
SC Ch 32 attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,58
SC CHa-13
Allied Ships
SS Trout
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Sub attack near Oita at 104,61
SC CHa-16
Allied Ships
SS Spearfish
SS Spearfish launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-16
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
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Morning Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 37
Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8
Also attacking 193rd Tank Battalion ...
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Morning Air attack on 20th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on Nanning , at 72,55
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Afternoon Air attack on 93rd Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1422
Defending force 64631 troops, 167 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1866
Allied ground losses:
195 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 11934 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 403
Defending force 18235 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 420
Japanese adjusted assault: 362
Allied adjusted defense: 247
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 0)
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses: very good result here, with minimal casualties. Disruption is zero with fatigue only 5 so a follow up deliberate attack is ordered. There is renewed hope that 22nd Div will be able to capture Chuhsien without the need for reinforcements.
80 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
548 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 83 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Assaulting units:
22nd Division
Defending units:
28th Chinese Corps
88th Chinese Corps
3rd New Chinese Corps
3rd War Area
10th Group Army
16th Construction Regiment
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 19300 troops, 131 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 661
Defending force 14455 troops, 109 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 389
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack – just 1x artillery unit while the Infantry Divs recover
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1147
Defending force 40402 troops, 79 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 966
Allied ground losses:
91 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 26, 42
Repairs completed on SS RO-64 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-160 at Truk, ship returned to service
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Trout at 100,59 SS Trout is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking SS Barb at 89,64 SS Barb is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Yokosuka Ku T-2 attacking SS Spearfish at 104,61 SS Spearfish 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 an Allied SS at 103,61 an Allied SS is reported HIT
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Lunga
16 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
8 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
17 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
12 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
Repairs completed on TK Kyokuyo Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on TK Tonan Maru #3 at Singapore, ship returned to service
Hakodate expands fortifications to size 3
Hamamatsu expands airfield to size 6
Guam expands fortifications to size 5
Lahore expands airfield to size 7
Nakhodka expands port to size 4
Aircraft A6M5c Zero advances R&D - to 8/43
Ace pilot Dohibara V. of 11th Sentai is promoted to 1LT
112th Infantry Regiment - some devices have been upgraded at Ledo – 47mm AT guns, they could come in handy. AT rating goes from 32 to 52.


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27 Nov 42 reports - 7/18/2020 12:09:34 PM   
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The first day in a while that the allies lost more aircraft than the empire.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 27, 42
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 22
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 7
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 37
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 3
Liberator II: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 37
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 5
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
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Sub attack near Truk at 112,109
PB Hakkaisan Maru
Allied Ships
SS Porpoise
SS Porpoise launches 2 torpedoes at PB Hakkaisan Maru
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Night Naval bombardment of Darwin at 76,124 – this isn’t worth doing again, minimal damage caused.
Port hits 2
CL Oi firing at Darwin
CL Kitakami firing at 2/4th Armoured Regiment
DD Yukaze firing at 2/16th Field Regiment
DD Yakaze firing at Darwin
DD Shiokaze firing at Darwin
DD Akikaze firing at Darwin
DD Hakaze firing at 2/4th Armoured Regiment
DD Sawakaze firing at Darwin
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Sub attack near Kobe at 107,61
SC CHa-9
SS Snapper launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-9
SC CHa-9 attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Oita at 104,61
SC CHa-16
SS Spearfish is sighted by escort
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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 80th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Madang at 97,123 – xAK with a PB dropping some supplies. I noticed it had been spotted yesterday so made sure there was CAP overhead today.
A6M2 Zero x 13
Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 12
A-24 Banshee: 6 destroyed – the IntRep says 13x Banshees lost to Air to Air, but the Aircraft Losses says 17 today with only 13 in the total Air-Air losses column. Either way, 4x IJN pilots reached 81 experience and graduate to carrier duty.
CAP engaged:
Chitose Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
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Afternoon Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Afternoon Air attack on 193rd Tank Battalion, at 70,127 (Wyndham)
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Afternoon Air attack on Wyndham , at 70,127
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Madang at 97,123
A6M2 Zero x 13
Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 2
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1419
Defending force 64457 troops, 167 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1853, minus 13 since yesterday
Allied ground losses:
188 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 18 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 11888 troops, 106 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 398
Defending force 17721 troops, 44 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 364
Japanese adjusted assault: 79
Allied adjusted defense: 268
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 0) – had to laugh, after getting my hopes up with a 1:1 yesterday. This was a kick in the jatz crackers…
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-). LGEN Ota, Katusmi has decent stats, so I assume this is punishment for trying to attack outside of command radius of Corps HQ. HQ 13th Army is at Changsha. HQ CEA is also at Changsha so is in range, but both HQs are 100% prepared for Changsha and not Chuhsien.
Japanese ground losses:
366 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Allied ground losses: despite the 1:3 ratio, the losses were still in the IJA’s favour
425 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 55 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Assaulting units:
22nd Division
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 19318 troops, 131 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 790
Defending force 14488 troops, 108 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 391
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1181
Defending force 40408 troops, 79 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 970
Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 27, 42
Repairs completed on DD Yuzuki at Manila, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AO Toei Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AO Nippon Maru at Singapore, ship returned to service
E13A1 Jake from Yokosuka Ku T-2 attacking SS Spearfish at 104,61 SS Spearfish is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Nachi-1 attacking SS KIX at 102,118 SS KIX is reported HIT
PO1 Nakasawa K. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Nakasawa K. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Komachi C. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 8
PO1 Bando G. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Maki J. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 4
PO1 Bando G. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Matsuba S. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 4
PO2 Muto M. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Morioka P. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking SS Barb at 89,64 SS Barb is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Hiyo-2 attacking a Grampus class SS at 111,108 a Barracuda class SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Sawfish at 100,59 SS Sawfish is reported HIT
PO1 Hirano T. of Chitose Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3 – not sure why this was credited separately from the other credited kills. Perhaps PO1 Hirano was initially denied but his claim was accepted on appeal?
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Lunga
17 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Tulagi
8 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 85th Naval Guard Unit from Horn Island
18 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
12 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
Repairs completed on DD Mutsuki at Manila, ship returned to service
Jamshedpur expands airfield to size 3
Benkoelen expands fortifications to size 2
Saumlaki expands airfield to size 1
CVL Ryuho arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka – no airgroup aboard, so 582 Ku S-1 is posted aboard with 27x Claudes. It was being used as a fighter pilot training unit at Tsu as it withdraws in Jul 43.
Akagi-1 is the next IJN fighter unit to arrive, in 79 days. It is perfectly sized at 31 to join this CVL where it will conduct advanced fighter pilot training courses.

A quick look in the unit arrival screen shows that a Zero/Kate airgroup arrives for Ryuho on 1 Nov 43, so the plan is to keep this CVL at Yokosuka for at least a few months and use it to support training. It will eventually move south to join the CVL task force, with the aim to avoid it being sunk before Nov 43 otherwise I assume that airgroup won’t arrive.

Wikipedia doesn’t exactly give her rave reviews:
“Ryūhō ("Dragon phoenix") was converted from the submarine tender Taigei ("Big Whale"), which had been used in the Second Sino-Japanese War. One of the least successful of the light aircraft carrier conversions due to its small size, slow speed and weak construction, during World War II, Ryūhō was used primarily as an aircraft transport and for training purposes, although she was also involved in a number of combat missions, including the Battle of the Philippine Sea.”

Loss of DD Amagiri on Oct 11, 1942 is admitted


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RE: 27 Nov 42 reports - 7/18/2020 12:51:06 PM   
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This is the latest update from HQ CEA.
Only 5 bases left to capture in China and they just fit on the one screenshot.
The Battle of Changsha is the next big one.
Deliberate attacks will continue in parallel at Tsiatso, Nanning and Chuhsien as disruption and fatigue allow.
The Battle of Wenchow will be last.
If Tsiaotso or Chushien are captured before Changsha those troops will move to Changsha.
As soon as Nanning is captured the 4x Regts that become the 30th and 31st Divs will move to Thailand/Burma to start setting up defences on the Tavoy/Moulmein coast.




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