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RE: 27 Nov 42 reports - 7/18/2020 10:54:20 PM   
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Its been a four month hiatus, but I'm back. No big drama, just did have internet access. Not going to attempt to catch up the last four months so I'll do my best to pick it up from this point. Sally forth...

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RE: 27 Nov 42 reports - 7/18/2020 11:48:36 PM   
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Welcome back rusty.
The war is coming up to the one year anniversary so I’ll do a summary update with a few more pictures after the 1 Dec 42 reports arrive at IGHQ.
The Dude has been a great opponent. Regular turns, the allies are fighting hard and there’s often a bit of humour thrown into the emails.
With the world going a bit crazy the game has been a welcome distraction most evenings!

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28 Nov 42 reports - 7/19/2020 12:53:12 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 28, 42
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Sub attack near Shimonoseki at 105,56
SC CHa-17
SC CHa-19
SS Drum launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-17
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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59
SC CHa-10
SC CHa-13
SS Trout is located by SC CHa-10
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Submarine attack near Ndeni at 120,143
SS RO-101
Allied Ships
xAK Exchange, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage – reports of fuel cargo burning, indicating that the allies are still building Ndeni up as a forward base to support their upcoming push into the Solomons.
xAK Exchange is sighted by SS RO-101
SS RO-101 launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Exchange
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Night Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
8 x G3M2 Nell 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 Darwin , at 76,124
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Port hits 1
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 damaged
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
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Sub attack near Ndeni at 120,143
SS RO-101
Allied Ships
xAK Exchange, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Exchange is sighted by SS RO-101
SS RO-101 launches 2 torpedoes
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Sub attack near Oita at 104,61
SC CHa-15
SC CHa-16
SS Spearfish launches 4 torpedoes at SC CHa-15
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ASW attack near Luganville at 118,149
SS I-157
Allied Ships
SC-705
SS I-157 is sighted by escort
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
A6M2 Zero x 32
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
Allied aircraft – none of these were the local CAP that recon had spotted, all diverting most likely from Port Moresby.
P-38E Lightning x 5
P-38F Lightning x 5
P-39D Airacobra x 10
P-40K Warhawk x 7
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-40K Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
49th FG/9th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
35th FG/39th FS with P-38F Lightning (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
35th FG/40th FS with P-39D Airacobra (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
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Morning Air attack on Terapo , at 96,127
A6M2 Zero x 3
Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 2
P-38F Lightning x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 3
P-40K Warhawk x 6
No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
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Morning Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 20th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on Comilla , at 56,39
24 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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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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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9750 troops, 625 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 1366
Defending force 64338 troops, 166 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1844
Allied ground losses:
173 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 22958 troops, 157 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 791
Defending force 14460 troops, 107 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 387
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 465 troops, 50 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 1188
Defending force 40460 troops, 78 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 976
Allied ground losses:
27 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 28, 42
E13A1 Jake from 902 Ku T-1 attacking a O21 Class class SS at 112,109 a Triton class SS is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking a O19 Class class SS at 103,61 a Porpoise class SS is reported HIT
PO2 Okura D. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Morita R. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 4
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 Trout at 100,59 SS Trout is reported HIT
4 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Lunga
16 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
17 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
11 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
Repairs completed on CL Nagara at Manila, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Mochizuki at Manila, ship returned to service
Mutankiang expands airfield to size 7
Georgetown expands fortifications to size 3
Manus expands airfield to size 7
APD Nadakaze available for service in damaged state at Dili – heavily damaged, will hug the coast towards the repair yard at Soerabaja with 2x PB as escort
xAK Kozan Maru available for service in damaged state at Truk – heavily damaged, ordered to limp north to Yokosuka with 1x PB as escort.
xAK Exchange is reported to have been sunk near Ndeni on Nov 28, 1942


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RE: 28 Nov 42 reports - 7/19/2020 6:56:41 PM   
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Sub attack near Shimonoseki at 105,56
SC CHa-17
SC CHa-19
SS Drum launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-17
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ASW attack near Fukue-jima at 100,59
SC CHa-10
SC CHa-13
SS Trout is located by SC CHa-10

Ya gotta love it when his subs fire torps at your 'tuna boats'. Especially when they miss!

< Message edited by rustysi -- 7/19/2020 6:59:26 PM >


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RE: 28 Nov 42 reports - 7/19/2020 7:08:27 PM   
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Some xAK do have a small liquid storage capacity.

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RE: 28 Nov 42 reports - 7/20/2020 11:00:26 AM   
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Contact report from AMC Kiyosumi Maru, in the far South Seas.

The patrol hex was changed from the one shown here to avoid getting too close to Pago Pago, on the assumption that there is a VMSB squadron or similar there.




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29 Nov 42 reports - 7/20/2020 1:49:19 PM   
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Lots of land combat today, with Tsiaotso captured. Only 4 bases to go in China.
The AMC contact was an anti-climax. The crew did get +8 night experience though.
Multiple allied task forces are spotted moving towards the Solomons from near Ndeni.
RADM Yamaguchi has assumed command of all available carriers at Truk and will move towards Manus with orders to re-embark all carrier air groups then move towards Shortlands to try a long range strike.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 29, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Pukapuka at 155,162, Range 8,000 Yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru, Shell hits 1
Allied Ships
TK Camden
TK Connecticut
xAK Ikauna
xAK Islami
xAK Pellicula
xAK Silverteak
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 10,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 9,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages xAK Silverteak at 9,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 12,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Pukapuka at 156,162, Range 8,000 Yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
Allied Ships
TK Camden, Shell hits 1
TK Connecticut
xAK Ikauna
xAK Islami
xAK Pellicula
xAK Silverteak

AMC Kiyosumi Maru launches Torpedoes at TK Camden at 8,000 yards – torpedoes missed…
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 7,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Camden at 5,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 10,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Pukapuka at 157,162, Range 8,000 Yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru, Shell hits 2 – the rear and right side 14cm guns were destroyed…
Allied Ships
TK Camden
TK Connecticut, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
xAK Ikauna
xAK Islami, Shell hits 1
xAK Pellicula
xAK Silverteak
AMC Kiyosumi Maru fires at TK Connecticut at 8,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru fires at xAK Islami at 8,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 7,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 3,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 6,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 8,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages xAK Ikauna at 8,000 yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru engages TK Connecticut at 11,000 yards
Hatakeyama, R. orders Japanese TF to disengage
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Submarine attack near Perth at 34,147
SS I-169
Allied Ships
xAK Empire Glen, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Empire Glen is sighted by SS I-169
SS I-169 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Empire Glen
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Night Air attack on Dutch Harbor , at 171,50
G4M1 Betty x 3
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Port hits 1
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
Port hits 1
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 24
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 7
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 2
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 20
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 22 – on loan from 5th Air Div as the skies between Darwin and Timor are quiet
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (7 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
G3M2 Nell x 5
G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
10 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 Darwin , at 76,124
7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
B-26 Marauder x 5
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Kavieng , at 106,122
7 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 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
Kittyhawk IA: 3 damaged
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Darwin , at 76,124
6 x G3M2 Nell 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
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 Tezpur , at 60,36
G3M3 Nell x 6
G3M3 Nell: 2 damaged
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Day Time Surface Combat, near Pukapuka at 158,162, Range 21,000 Yards
AMC Kiyosumi Maru – this action was repeated two more times as the allied ships continued to the NE.
Allied Ships
TK Camden
TK Connecticut
xAK Ikauna
xAK Islami
xAK Pellicula
xAK Silverteak
Maximum visibility in Overcast Conditions: 20,000 yards
Both Task Forces evade combat
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Submarine attack near Perth at 37,147
SS I-169
Allied Ships
xAK Salween
xAK Salween is sighted by SS I-169
SS I-169 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Salween
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ASW attack near Lingga at 51,87
PB Kozan Maru
SS Shark is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Lingga at 51,87
PB Kozan Maru
SS Shark is sighted by escort
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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 22
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 19
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
42 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 27th Chinese Corps, at 88,42 (Tsiaotso)
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ASW attack near Donggala at 68,97
AO Tsurumi
AO Shiretoko
AO Ondo
E Hiyodori
Allied Ships
SS Shad
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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 64114 troops, 165 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1825
Allied ground losses:
208 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
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Ground combat at Tsiaotso (88,42)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 40090 troops, 434 guns, 191 vehicles, Assault Value = 1204
Defending force 40493 troops, 77 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 984
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 0
Japanese adjusted assault: 1622
Allied adjusted defense: 715
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0) – unexpected but very welcome result.
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tsiaotso !!! – 1st Army earns its first battle honour. The addition of the 100% prepared HQ NCAA seems to have helped a lot, so GEN Okamura takes the credit despite only being present for the last few days.

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
2451 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 290 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled
Allied ground losses:
43327 casualties reported
Squads: 2124 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1759 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 84 (84 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 14

Assaulting units:
4th Ind.Mixed Brigade – part of 62nd Div, will move to Manchukuo garrison duty until 62nd Div can form.
41st Division – will train to Wuchang to recover then join the Battle of Changsha.
36th Division – as above
37th Division – as above
1st Army – as above
Mongol Garrison Army – as above
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment – as above
North China Area Army – as above
4th RF Gun Battalion – as above
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade – will remain as the Tsiaotso garrison
Defending units: All surrendered
34th Chinese Corps
27th Chinese Corps
93rd Chinese Corps
2nd Chinese Cavalry Corps
33rd Chinese Corps
98th Chinese Corps
80th Chinese Corps
9th Chinese Corps
5th New Chinese Corps
7th Group Army
14th Group Army
39th Group Army
15th Group Army
4th Chinese Base Force
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 3384 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 794
Defending force 14447 troops, 107 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 386
Assaulting units: 104th/A will arrive tomorrow bringing some more combat engineers.
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
77th Infantry Regiment
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
58th Infantry Regiment
74th Infantry Regiment
138th Infantry Regiment
Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
16th Group Army
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 22880 troops, 319 guns, 13 vehicles, Assault Value = 836
Defending force 15800 troops, 114 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 496
Allied adjusted assault: 345
Japanese adjusted defense: 1175
Allied assault odds: 1 to 3
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
192 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Allied ground losses:
1114 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 128 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 20 (1 destroyed, 19 disabled)
Assaulting units:
5th Chinese Corps – this is the only unit with AV, reduced to about 700 from this failed attack.
101st RAF Base Force
1st Central India Base Force
2nd West Coast Base Force
4th Heavy Mortar Regiment
11th Group Army
7th Artillery Regiment
56th AT Gun Regiment
Defending units:
56th Division – minimal damage. Reinforcements are slowly approaching from Warazup.
15th Army
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Ground combat at 63,37 (near Jorhat) – this is the hex above Jorhat, on the slow road from Ledo to Tezpur. This flank should be secure now until the main IJA assault is launched at Jorhat in a few weeks.
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 16172 troops, 192 guns, 243 vehicles, Assault Value = 536
Defending force 15032 troops, 139 guns, 101 vehicles, Assault Value = 412
Allied adjusted assault: 188
Japanese adjusted defense: 775
Allied assault odds: 1 to 4
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
765 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
960 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 103 disabled – that’s the equivalent of one of the Bdes disabled.
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Assaulting units:
20th Indian Division
75th Indian Brigade
Kowloon Brigade
14th British Brigade
Defending units: each unit has different field fort levels at 2, 3 or 4 as they arrived at different times. If the Div is combined the lowest number will apply, so they are being kept separate to get the extra fort effects.
51st/A Division
51st/B Division
51st/C Division
23rd Army
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Ground combat at Jorhat (63,38)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 13952 troops, 150 guns, 512 vehicles, Assault Value = 582
Defending force 7026 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 233
Allied adjusted assault: 268
Japanese adjusted defense: 316
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
747 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 83 disabled – 143rd Regt is all but combat ineffective now but it still held its position. COL Uno earns a mention in despatches.
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Allied ground losses:
638 casualties reported
Squads: 19 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Assaulting units:
7th Armoured Brigade
45th Recce Regiment
2nd Assam Rifles Battalion
3rd Cavalry Regiment
26th Indian Division
3rd Indian Brigade
Defending units:
143rd Infantry Regiment – shattered, with only a few infantry squads left in the fight.
144th Infantry Regiment – still 99% combat effective
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Ground combat at 58,40 (near Imphal)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2967 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 146
Defending force 913 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 40
Allied adjusted assault: 27
Japanese adjusted defense: 69
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker: leaders(-), fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
80 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Assaulting units:
111th Chindit Brigade
Defending units:
2nd Raiding Regiment – MAJ Komura holds again

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 29, 42
Repairs completed on APD Aoi at Nagasaki/Sasebo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Sado Maru at Nagasaki/Sasebo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Sagami Maru at Nagasaki/Sasebo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Isuzu at Manila, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Jintsu at Manila, ship returned to service
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 16th Division from Lunga
17 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
17 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
12 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ledo
Repairs completed on AMC Kinryu Maru at Nagasaki/Sasebo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AMC Akagi Maru at Nagasaki/Sasebo, ship returned to service
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tsiaotso !!!
Mili expands fortifications to size 4
Cebu expands airfield to size 2
Myitkyina expands airfield to size 5
Chungking expands fortifications to size 4
Manado expands fortifications to size 3
Previous report of sinking of SS Sturgeon incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
xAK Empire Glen is reported to have been sunk near Perth on Nov 29, 1942
3rd Recon Battalion arrives at Peiping – 3rd Tank Division subordinates will all move to Wuchang to fill out to 100% and combine before moving back into the Battle of Changsha.
3rd Mobile Infantry Regiment arrives at Peiping
3rd Mobile Field Artillery Regiment arrives at Peiping
3rd Mobile AA Battalion arrives at Peiping
3rd Mobile Engineer Regiment arrives at Peiping
60th JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo – will move to Guam 


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RE: 29 Nov 42 reports - 7/20/2020 10:04:19 PM   
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Allied ground losses:
43327 casualties reported
Squads: 2124 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1759 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 84 (84 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 14


That's gotta add a few points to the victory totals.

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RE: 29 Nov 42 reports - 7/21/2020 12:38:38 AM   
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Not as many as I’d like or need, but I’ll take it.
Not 100% on this but I think I read somewhere many moons ago that VP for Chinese squads are X/6, so about 6-700 points for this lot.
On that assumption there are a few thousand VP left in China, but I need about 8k for victory.

The plan from here is to try and get the points via delay ops in the Pacific while the India Expeditionary Army and Bengal Army go for the win by collecting points for destroyed LCUs.
This game could be called War in the Indo-Pacific, Field Marshal’s edition.

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RE: 29 Nov 42 reports - 7/21/2020 3:59:59 AM   
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I read somewhere many moons ago that VP for Chinese squads are X/6,


Its actually worse, I just checked. Its 1VP for every 12 devices destroyed. Sorry.

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RE: 29 Nov 42 reports - 7/21/2020 7:54:45 AM   
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Great...
Best halve those estimates then.
Only about 1000 points left in China.

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RE: 29 Nov 42 reports - 7/21/2020 6:10:19 PM   
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I said I was sorry.

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Marines hit the beaches at Tulagi and Lunga.
Lots of allied task forces and carriers spotted just to the west.
As Maverick said to Goose, it’s a target rich environment.

The IJN is moving south to try and counter from distance.
6CV 3CVL 3CVE 8BB 4CA 2CL and DDs are available in about 5 task forces that will be kept together with the CVs.
Maybe 2 days to get into position, unless the allies rush forward.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Nov 30, 42
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TF 124 encounters mine field at Terapo (96,127)
Allied Ships
AM Quail
1 mine cleared
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
5 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 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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Night Air attack on Kavieng , at 106,122
Port hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
21st Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes – a JAAF Base Force just got off the train and setup its radars, which helps reduce the interception time.
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
21st Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
27th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Night Air attack on Manus , at 101,119
A6M2 Zero x 18
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed, 8 damaged – A6M2s will move back to day CAP as they are just too flimsy to go up against the B17s. Lots of reports of “driven away by defensive fire”.
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
Runway hits 2
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
251 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
16th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (5 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
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Night Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 22
Ki-46-II Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 6000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
4 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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ASW attack near Akyab at 54,45
xAK Kasagi Maru
PB Ronsan Maru
SS Trusty is sighted by escort
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Night Naval bombardment of Vizagapatnam at 42,37 – this is to get the allies worried about the state of defences along the east coast of India. Long range recon flights will start shortly, and some of the 30s Infantry Divs might start to plan for these bases to add to the deception plan.
CA Aoba
Allied ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Manpower hits 1
Fires 316
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 4
Port supply hits 1
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Aoba
CA Aoba firing at Vizagapatnam
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ASW attack near Rennell Island at 114,140
SS I-121
Allied Ships
DD Downes
DD Cassin
SS I-121 is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Rennell Island at 114,140
SS I-121
Allied Ships – Solomons invasion task force #1
CA Canberra
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
CA Northampton
CL Concord
CL Perth
CLAA Atlanta
DMS Hovey
APD Crane
APD Crosby
AP President Polk – would be good to sink a few of these before they can upgrade to APAs
AP President Monroe
AP President Jackson
AP Henderson
AP Fuller
AP Heywood
AK Electra
DD Meade
DD Lansdowne
DD Buchanan
DD Aaron Ward
SS I-121 is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Rennell Island at 114,140
SS I-31, hits 5
Allied Ships – Solomons invasion task force #2
BB West Virginia
CL Marblehead
CLAA Juneau
DD Lamson
DM Gamble
DMS Southard
AP Arthur Middleton
AP Crescent City
AP W.A. Holbrook
AP Harris
AP Wharton
AK Oberon
AK Alchiba
AK Alhena
AK Fomalhaut
AK Libra
xAP Klipfontein
xAP Empire Star
DD Tucker
DD Flusser
DD Smith
DD Perkins
SS I-31 is sighted by escort
DD Flusser attacking submerged sub ....
DD Flusser attacking submerged sub ....
DD Flusser attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Chiba at 115,62
SC CHa-6
Captain of SS Gunnel elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
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Sub attack near Takao at 82,65
PB Yodozo Maru
AK Yamazato Maru
AK Seia Maru
PB Suyozai Maru
SS Tambor launches 2 torpedoes at PB Yodozo Maru
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 51,55
PB Fuji Maru #3
SS Truant is sighted by escort
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Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52
Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 39
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15 – these Helens will soon move to Burma
Ki-51 Sonia x 3
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
Allied ground losses:
148 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 10
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Morning Air attack on Jorhat , at 63,38
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 66
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 38
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
Also attacking 26th Indian Division ...
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Morning Air attack on Jorhat , at 63,38
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 20
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 16
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 23
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14
Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking Wenchow ...
Also attacking 21st Chinese Corps ...
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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
Allied ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Comilla , at 56,39
24 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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Afternoon Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
Ki-30 Ann x 9
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
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Afternoon Air attack on 66th Infantry Group , at 99,129 (Buna) – there hasn’t been any defensive CAP here for weeks, but a 5th Air Div Oscar Sentai moves in to try and ambush any repeat raid like this tomorrow. 36x Oscars with 70+ experience pilots could do some damage against a raid like this.
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 7
A-24 Banshee x 9
B-26 Marauder x 24
P-40K Warhawk x 11
Japanese ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on 82nd Naval Guard Unit, at 99,129 (Buna)
Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 10
P-40K Warhawk x 12
Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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ASW attack near Lunga at 114,139
SS I-159
Allied Ships
DD Aylwin
SS I-159 is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Donggala at 69,96
SC Ch 37
SC Ch 39
SS Gurnard is located by SC Ch 37
SC Ch 39 attacking submerged sub ....
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Pre-Invasion action off Tulagi (114,137)
19 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
CA Canberra
CA Australia
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
CA Northampton
CL Concord
CL Adelaide
CL Hobart
CL Perth
CLAA Atlanta
DD Lansdowne
DD Buchanan
DD Aaron Ward
APD Crane
DD Meade
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Amphibious Assault at Tulagi (114,137) – 1st Marine Div assault at Tulagi
TF 178 troops unloading over beach at Tulagi, 114,137
Allied ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 2 (0 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
13 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 1st Marine Div /7
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 1st Marine Div /10
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of 1st Marine Div /13
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Pre-Invasion action off Lunga (114,138)
54 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
BB West Virginia
CL Marblehead
CL Detroit
CL Leander
CLAA Juneau
DD Tucker
DD Perkins
DD Lamson
DD Walke
DD O'Brien
APD Kilty
Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Allied ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
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Amphibious Assault at Lunga (114,138) – 3rd Marine Div and HQ I US Amphib Corps identified at Lunga. Both Tulagi and Lunga are lightly defended so they will probably fall to the first allied attack.
TF 275 troops unloading over beach at Lunga, 114,138
Allied ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
13 troops of a USMC Rifle Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 3rd Marine Div
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 3rd Marine Div /8
Motorized Support accidentally lost during unload of 3rd Marine Div /11
10 troops of a US Cmbt Eng Sqd lost in surf during unload of 102nd Combat Engr Rgt
10 Support troops lost in surf during unload of I US Amphib Corps
10 Support troops lost overboard during unload of I US Amphib Corps
10 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of I US Amphib Corps
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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 63918 troops, 165 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1817
Allied ground losses:
158 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55) – deliberate attack ordered for tomorrow.
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 3394 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 957
Defending force 14435 troops, 107 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 385
Assaulting units:
104th/A Division – a few combat engineers to lead the way in trying to reduce the level 1 defensive forts tomorrow.
19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
2nd Ind.Mixed Regiment
74th Infantry Regiment
58th Infantry Regiment
138th Infantry Regiment
77th Infantry Regiment
Defending units:
62nd Chinese Corps
31st Chinese Corps
2nd Prov Chinese Corps
9th Group Army
16th Group Army
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Ground combat at Tulagi (114,137)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 1478 troops, 12 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 70
Defending force 8193 troops, 199 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 448
Assaulting units:
87th Naval Guard Unit
48th JNAF AF Unit
16th Div /13
Defending units:
2nd Marine Raider Battalion
1st Marine Div /6
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Ground combat at Jorhat (63,38)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 13001 troops, 150 guns, 512 vehicles, Assault Value = 499
Defending force 6019 troops, 62 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 144 – the remainder of 55th Div is about to get kicked out of Jorhat. It couldn’t quite hang on until the reinforcements arrive, so it will need some time out of the line to recover.
Allied adjusted assault: 187
Japanese adjusted defense: 82
Allied assault odds: 2 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: fatigue(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
890 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 9 (5 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
166 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Assaulting units:
7th Armoured Brigade
26th Indian Division
45th Recce Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
3rd Indian Brigade
2nd Assam Rifles Battalion
Defending units:
143rd Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
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Ground combat at Dimapur (62,38)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 990 troops, 100 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 743
Defending force 15679 troops, 114 guns, 161 vehicles, Assault Value = 486

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Nov 30, 42
Repairs completed on SS I-7 at Hakodate, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-29 at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Ariake at Truk, ship returned to service – routine maintenance is completed just in time to join the Solomons reaction force.
Repairs completed on DD Yugure at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Wakaba at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hatsushima at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Nenohi at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hatsuharu at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Suzukaze at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Harusame at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Murasame at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Minazuki at Manila, ship returned to service
Sighting report: 9 Allied ships at 114,138 near Lunga , Speed 9 , Moving Northwest
D3A1 Val from 954 Ku T-1 attacking a Electric Boat S-18 class SS at 112,109 a O21 Class class SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Hiyo-3 attacking an Allied SS at 111,109 a Salmon class SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Zuiho-2 attacking a Triton class SS at 111,109 an Allied SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Saeki Ku T-1 attacking a Electric Boat S-18 class SS at 88,61 a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
D3A1 Val from Kaga-2 attacking a 'T' War Emergency class SS at 101,118 an Allied SS is reported HIT
B5N2 Kate from Shoho-2 attacking a KXI Class class SS at 111,109 a Salmon class SS is reported HIT
E13A1 Jake from Tone-2 attacking SS Sawfish at 98,57 SS Sawfish is reported HIT
Ki-21-Ic Sally from 3rd Sentai attacking SS Trout at 100,59 SS Trout is reported HIT
4 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting 17th Naval Construction Battalion from Tassafaronga – extracting a few final squads from the lower Solomons before the defenders are destroyed.
15 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 48th JNAF AF Unit from Tulagi
7 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
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard APD Nadakaze – only moving 2 hexes per day so still about a week away from the Soerabaja repair shipyard…
Repairs completed on SS I-25 at Truk, ship returned to service – will head south with orders to try and sink an allied CV or BB,
Repairs completed on DD Kisaragi at Manila, ship returned to service
Keijo expands airfield to size 6
Mandalay expands airfield to size 6
Group 'Chitose Ku K-1' changes name to '703 Ku K-1'
Group 'Chitose Ku S-1' changes name to '201 Ku S-1'
Group 'Chitose Ku S-1 Det' changes name to '201 Ku S-1 Det'
Group 'Yokosuka Ku T-3' changes name to 'Yokosuka Ku S-2'
Group 'Sanyo Maru-1' changes name to '938 Ku T-1'
Group 'Sanyo Maru-2' changes name to '938 Ku T-2'
Group 'Sanuki Maru-1 ' changes name to '938 Ku T-3'
Group 'Sagara Maru-1 ' changes name to '938 Ku T-4'
3rd Recon Battalion - some devices have been upgraded at Peiping
60th JNAF AF Unit - some devices have been upgraded at Tokyo
Previous report of sinking of DD Mugford incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Group Withdrawals:
707 Ku K-1, a Betty unit based at Manus Island that withdraws on the eve of battle, with a good number of 70+ experience strike pilots now in the reserve pool.
Accelerated training for 31 IJ Navy pilots from month-cycle 7 – interesting detail, as there are no pilots in Training Command so this is just a small free boost.
954 Ku T-1 converting to size 9 from 12 – Val unit flying ASW patrols around Truk
244th Sentai converting to size 42 from 30 – permanently assigned to 51st Air Div, so is a Nate fighter pilot training unit at Tokyo.
246th Sentai converting to size 36 from 24 – Nate advanced fighter training unit (local CAP) at Tokyo. The plan is to buy it out and assign it to 6th Air Div at some point.
248th Sentai converting to size 42 from 30 – Nate advanced fighter training unit (local CAP) at Nagoya. It withdraws in 7/44 so will most likely stay as an advanced training unit tasked to develop 50s experience pilots up towards 70 experience before they are ready for front line service.
BB Musashi arrives at Tokyo – joins Yamato and will stay dockside to conserve fuel, at least until the escorting DD Yugumos finish their 21 day 12/42 upgrade – a few more 25mm AA guns each, so not a big one.
SS I-35 arrives at Osaka/Kyoto – to a patrol zone in SEAF
Loss of xAK Nitiran Maru on Mar 24, 1942 is admitted
SC CHa-47 arrives at Fukuyama – will move to Davao for local ASW patrol somewhere in the Southern Fleet area.
552 Ku K-1 arrives at Chiba – Val dive bomber training unit takes a trainee cohort of pilots with experience average of 19.
954 Ku T-2 arrives at Chiba – a size 6 Jake unit that resizes to 12 in 1/45, so can’t upsize it on CS Mizuho.
Kushimoto Ku T-1 arrives at Wakayama – a size 6 Jake unit that can resize, so CS Mizuho’s CVL conversion will wait for a few days so that this unit can upsize to 20.
Spc.Attck.Unit arrives at Rabaul – 6x Ki-54 Nick-b fighter bombers. 65+ experience pilots are assigned. This will be interesting to see if the 37mm cannon with accuracy 2 will hit anything before these 6 experimental Nick-b get shot down! Set to night CAP.
Spc.Attck.Unit Det arrives at Rabaul – 6x Ki-46 KAI Dinah fighters, also sporting the new 37mm blunderbuss. 65+ experience pilots also assigned with the unit set to day CAP.


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BB Musashi arrives and joins Yamato in reserve at Tokyo.
Lots of DD upgrades about to start to get some more Type2 depth charges.

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Maybe those DDs with decent ASW but poorer surface battle and AA capabilities can now go sub hunting with supporting air ASW. Especially if the have excellent crews and good skippers. But NO Gilligans!

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RE: 1 Dec 42 reports - 7/23/2020 3:20:17 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

Maybe those DDs with decent ASW but poorer surface battle and AA capabilities can now go sub hunting with supporting air ASW. Especially if the have excellent crews and good skippers. But NO Gilligans!


Away from the game right now, but I think it’s mostly the Kagero class about to upgrade which I use as CA escorts.
I don’t think I’ll have enough DDs spare for ASW duty until the later war less capable classes arrive.
Those CA+Kagero task forces will then be ready for action back in SEAF in Jan 43.

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RE: 1 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 1:14:16 AM   
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There will be fireworks in the Solomons tomorrow.
Already sent the turn back so it’s too late to change anything.
I’ve just realised that the Vals are still set to range 6 so they might not have a target tomorrow...
If they survive until day 2 I will claim it as a deliberate tactic, but if they don’t I will sack RADM Yamaguchi.

This is the situation with IJN orders as dawn breaks on 3 Dec 42.
The turn just came back, so will know what happens in about 15 mins!




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Reports coming in live at HQ SEAF, Rabaul...

It looks like the Vals will have targets in range!
Reports of a fuel storage explosion caused by this torpedo hit.




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US carriers might be under clouds/thunderstorms by the looks of this image.
The next contact report is from a Nell strike which goes after targets at Lunga: heavy flak, but no CAP and 3x torpedo hits on USS West Virginia!





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RE: 2 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 4:35:45 AM   
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The next strike gets no hits on CAs Minneapolis and Vincennes, due to heavy flak, but does hit DD Craven.
Hopefully those CAs find themselves low on AA rounds for later strikes.





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RE: 2 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 4:37:31 AM   
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No hits from 9 torpedoes launched at HMAS Perth and USS Atlanta at Tulagi.

USS West Virginia then takes SIX more torpedoes and sinks. USS Juneau defends against the rest.
This was from a strike of 11x Nell, 27xBetty with 11x A6M2 escort. Shame this strike didn't find the USN carriers but that is another USN BB sunk.

No hits from 15 Nells in the next strike against DDs and USS Juneau again.



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RE: 2 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 4:45:01 AM   
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Oscars and Zeroes score an 8:1 win over Buna.





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RE: 2 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 4:52:05 AM   
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A couple of land based Nell/Zero strikes run into heavy CAP scoring no hits.
Reports of allied LRCAP joining the hex, so the allied task forces may not all be in the same hex.
Hopefully this is pulling allied CAP out of position for later strikes by the KB.





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RE: 2 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 5:11:47 AM   
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This was good to watch and avenges the loss of CV Akagi at Santa Cruz a few months back, but a counter strike is expected so the mood is still tense in the HQ SEAF ops room.
Any USN strike might not have an operating flight deck to return to!





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The allied counter strike mainly goes after the CVEs and CVLs, so that suggests that the allies didn't have much or any detection on the fleet CVs.
CVE Unyo was reported sunk before the turn finished processing, with her A6M2s diverting to Kavieng.

This image also shows the butcher's bill in the air and the Int Staff's summary of sunk ships.
I don't believe reports of all CVs sunk, but need to process all available information before deciding how best to follow up on this battle.

One main question: where are Saratoga, Lexington and the allied CVEs?

Time for a cup of tea to let the heart rate come back down...






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RE: 3 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 6:49:37 AM   
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No ground losses nor lots of ops losses. I think that you need another round . . .

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RE: 3 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 7:06:31 AM   
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quote:

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No ground losses nor lots of ops losses. I think that you need another round . . .


RADM Tanaka has requested permission to pursue.

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RE: 3 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 2:11:23 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

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No ground losses nor lots of ops losses. I think that you need another round . . .


RADM Tanaka has requested permission to pursue.




+1

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RE: 3 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 3:20:40 PM   
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Most of the American planes would divert to airfields he owns in range. Therefore, you my not see a lot of ground or ops loses listed, given so many air bases he owns within range. I would look for the VPs added for sunken vessels as a guide to what may have gone down instead of ground and op loses in this case.

Good show by the way!

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RE: 3 Dec 42 reports - 7/25/2020 9:49:32 PM   
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Looks like a solid win for IJ.

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