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RE: 14 Dec 42 reports - 8/5/2020 8:31:35 AM   
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General Terauchi has just submitted this outline plan to IGHQ, seeking approval to conduct offensive operations into Bengal.
The primary objective is Tezpur which is now a level 9 allied air base. Dacca airfield is a secondary objective.
Capture of Tezpur would make withdrawal of all allied forces in Bengal more difficult as it would cut the rail line.

IGHQ logistics planners are questioning whether enough supply will be able to move forward from Mytikyina to Jorhat/Dimapur, but some should also move from Katha to Imphal. They have recommended that additional supply be allocated to this offensive.

The only options for where that supply will come from are:
1. about 160k is at Singapore right now. It seems to be pooling there from nearby production, or perhaps even flowing back south from what is being dumped at Rangoon.
2. reallocate what was being sent to China via Fusan, to ship it to Rangoon or Chittagong.
3. allocate more to be sent on regular supply out / resources back convoys from Japan




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15 Dec 42 reports - 8/5/2020 1:25:38 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 15, 42
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Sub attack near Lingga at 51,88
SC Ch 2
SC Ch 1
SC Ch 3
Allied Ships
SS Halibut, hits 3
SS Halibut launches 4 torpedoes at SC Ch 2
SC Ch 3 attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Lunga at 114,139
SS I-26, hits 1
Allied Ships
DD Buchanan
SS I-26 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Buchanan
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ASW attack near Lunga at 114,139
SS I-159, hits 2
Allied Ships
DD Buchanan
SS I-159 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Buchanan
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Submarine attack near Darwin at 77,124
SS I-22
Allied Ships
xAKL Belawan, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Belawan is sighted by SS I-22
SS I-22 attacking on the surface
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Sub attack near Milne Bay at 101,133
xAKL Nittatsu Maru
PB Kyo Maru #6
Allied Ships
SS S-33, hits 3
Captain of SS S-33 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
S-33 bottoming out ....
PB Kyo Maru #6 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kyo Maru #6 is out of ASW ammo
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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 101,133
SC Ch 18
SC Ch 19
Allied Ships
SS S-28, hits 8, on fire, heavy damage
SS S-28 is located by SC Ch 18
S-28 bottoming out ....
SC Ch 18 attacking submerged sub ....
Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
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Morning Air attack on 74th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 5th Chinese Corps, at 62,38 (Dimapur)
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Morning Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
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Morning Air attack on 29th Group Army, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Indian Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 101,133
PB Kyo Maru #6, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
Allied Ships
SS S-33
SS S-33 launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kyo Maru #6
S-33 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection
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Ground combat at 59,40 (near Imphal)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 26661 troops, 234 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 923
Defending force 2988 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 149
Japanese adjusted assault: 889
Allied adjusted defense: 133
Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
498 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Allied ground losses:
1305 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 14 (5 destroyed, 9 disabled)
Units retreated 1 – back to Silchar
Assaulting units:
54th Division
4th Division
Defending units:
77th Chindit Brigade
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 9990 troops, 654 guns, 710 vehicles, Assault Value = 3427 – deliberate attack ordered for tomorrow.
Defending force 56212 troops, 132 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1117
Allied ground losses:
396 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 34 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Ground combat at Jorhat (63,38)
Japanese Bombardment attack
Attacking force 1991 troops, 16 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 180
Defending force 1643 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 47
Assaulting units:
143rd Infantry Regiment – in supply and ready to attack
144th Infantry Regiment – needs a bit more supply before the attack is launched.
Defending units:
3rd Indian Brigade – the only defender left, and it’s not in good shape from the Helen bombing raids.

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Dec 15, 42
SS S-47 is reported HIT
SS Pompano is reported HIT
a Barracuda class SS is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS S-47 is reported HIT
SS S-47 is reported HIT
SS Pompano is reported HIT
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 4th Ind.Mixed Regiment to Imphal
15 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting supplies to Thousand Ships Bay
17 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to 144th Infantry
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Horn Island
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Horn Island
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Buna
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Buna
Babeldaob expands airfield to size 4
Ndeni expands airfield to size 5
Cochin expands airfield to size 6
Patna expands airfield to size 2
Previous report of sinking of SS KIX incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Loss of PB Kyo Maru #6 on Dec 15, 1942 is admitted
SS S-28 is reported to have been sunk near Milne Bay on Dec 15, 1942
xAKL Belawan is reported to have been sunk near Darwin on Dec 15, 1942


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RE: 15 Dec 42 reports - 8/5/2020 9:21:32 PM   
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The staff got the 2x Chindits Bdes back to front on the battle map.
77th Chindits retreat leaves the 111th cut off with only one hexside to move across.
A battle group from 54 Div will move to close the door and capture them.

1x Tank regt is close to arriving at Jorhat. Once it arrives a deliberate attack will be tried against 3rd Indian Bde.

If some more supply can flow to 51st Div it will try a deliberate attack against the Kowloon Bde in the north.

Dimapur ane Silchar could have high forts by now.
Allied movement arrows are shown withdrawing from Dimapur, probably not all of the defenders though.

I’d rather not have to attack Silchar, so the plan is to move 3x Infantry Divs there, then threaten the railways in the rear and hope that the defenders choose to withdraw before being cut off.

If any allied units move out into the clear terrain Helen will visit them, but I expect the same in return from better bombers...

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RE: 15 Dec 42 reports - 8/5/2020 11:49:02 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jdsrae

The staff got the 2x Chindits Bdes back to front on the battle map.
77th Chindits retreat leaves the 111th cut off with only one hexside to move across.
A battle group from 54 Div will move to close the door and capture them.

1x Tank regt is close to arriving at Jorhat. Once it arrives a deliberate attack will be tried against 3rd Indian Bde.

If some more supply can flow to 51st Div it will try a deliberate attack against the Kowloon Bde in the north.

Dimapur ane Silchar could have high forts by now.
Allied movement arrows are shown withdrawing from Dimapur, probably not all of the defenders though.

I’d rather not have to attack Silchar, so the plan is to move 3x Infantry Divs there, then threaten the railways in the rear and hope that the defenders choose to withdraw before being cut off.

If any allied units move out into the clear terrain Helen will visit them, but I expect the same in return from better bombers...


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RE: 15 Dec 42 reports - 8/6/2020 1:51:55 AM   
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It seems to be pooling there from nearby production, or perhaps even flowing back south from what is being dumped at Rangoon.


Not sure if this could happen, given the distance and that Singers has a low supply requirement, at least in my AI game. Just to be sure though I run up the supply 'spinners' at Prome and Magwe when something is to be dropped at Rangoon.

If nothing else it tends to get the supply headed in the right direction. At any rate use caution trying to push too much supply through the Burmese rough, not sure heavy ops can be sustained through this route.

You have the coast, a push from there to Tezpur could turn the trick. Especially if you have any armor to push up the road and AB that you could drop on the base.

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RE: 15 Dec 42 reports - 8/6/2020 1:58:35 AM   
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Oh, I just noticed you already have Ledo. Could some air supply through there be feasible and useful.

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RE: 15 Dec 42 reports - 8/6/2020 3:27:12 AM   
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ORIGINAL: rustysi

Oh, I just noticed you already have Ledo. Could some air supply through there be feasible and useful.


Flying a little supply to 144th Regt at Jorhat right now, but most transports in this area are still training.

We shall see how this goes, but enough supply has been moving forward to keep 5-6 Divs “bombed up”.
This operation involves about 3x that so I expect supply to restrict the number of big attacks to maybe 1-2 per month.

The air war here is tense. Allied bombers have flattened Mytikyina airbase before so can again whenever they want to really.
I hope I’ve made them pay too high a price to keep trying but they might just be resting up to go again.

Too late to change the GENs plan too much now. He’s gone and committed a lot of troops already in parallel with asking for approval.
If he can capture Calcutta IGHQ will promote him to Field Marshal, but he needs to secure Bengal first.


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16 Dec 42 reports - 8/6/2020 10:18:51 AM   
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Changsha is captured!
70k defenders surrendered adding a bit over 500 points.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 16, 42
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,132
SS I-158
Allied Ships – moving to Port Moresby
DMS Zane
CL Tromp
DMS Dorsey
xAK Iron Chieftan
xAK Am. Manufacturer
DD Jarvis
DD Blue
DD Russell
SS I-158 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS Zane
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
G3M3 Nell x 7
G3M3 Nell: 1 damaged
7 x G3M3 Nell 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 Lunga , at 114,138
G4M1 Betty x 8
Allied aircraft
P-70 Havoc x 5
Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
18th FG/6th FS with P-70 Havoc (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes
Some CAP have air radar – the IJAAF needs to get itself some of these…
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 3
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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ASW attack near Lingga at 51,88
SC Ch 6
Allied Ships
SS Halibut, hits 5
SS Halibut is sighted by escort
SC Ch 6 attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62
xAK Tatuha Maru
xAK Siraha Maru
PB Myoken Maru
Allied Ships
SS Albacore
SS Albacore launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tatuha Maru
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Morning Air attack on 10th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)
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Morning Air attack on 20th Chinese Corps, at 82,52 (Changsha)
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Indian Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged
Allied ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 19
Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 11
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
202 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 19
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 6
B-26B Marauder: 2 destroyed
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Afternoon Air attack on 134th Field Artillery Battalion, at 99,130 , near Port Moresby
A6M2 Zero x 34 – recon sweep of the Kokoda hex. The allies are showing movement back to PM.
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 1
No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
Aircraft Attacking:
34 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
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Afternoon Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 14
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 18
Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 5
No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
Japanese Ships
SC Ch 16
SC Ch 17
Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Naval Attack: 6 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 18
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
P-400 Airacobra x 4
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra: 2 destroyed
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ASW attack near Akyab at 54,45
DMS W-10
DMS W-19
Allied Ships
SS O20
SS O20 is located by DMS W-10
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ASW attack near Karachi at 40,8
SSX Ha-28, hits 5, heavy damage
Allied Ships
ML No. 204
ML No. 245
ML No. 230
SSX Ha-28 is sighted by escort
ML No. 245 attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
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Ground combat at Changsha (82,52)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 102743 troops, 1546 guns, 1553 vehicles, Assault Value = 3461
Defending force 55800 troops, 132 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1086
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
Japanese adjusted assault: 3361
Allied adjusted defense: 217
Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 1)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Changsha !!!
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), supply(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
3061 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 240 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
Allied ground losses:
70866 casualties reported
Squads: 2917 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4343 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 133 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 170 (170 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 13
Assaulting units:
37th Division - ordered to move to Chuhsien then Wenchow
3rd Tank Division - to Bengal to join the "Tank Army" under HQ 2nd Army, with the other 2x Tank Divs and about 6x Tank Regts near Jorhat/Dimapur.
35th Division - to Chuhsien
13th Division - to Bengal to join the other "teens" Divisions
15th Division - to Bengal
34th Division - to Chuhsien
40th Division - will move to Fusan Korea and prepare for Port Moresby. There will be enough PP to buy it out in about 1 week.
68th/B Division - to Canton garrison, which will free up a number of other units including 104th Div
39th Division - to Chuhsien
68th/C Division - to Canton garrison
China Expeditionary Army - to Bengal to become the "India Expeditionary Army"
1st Army - to Bengal to eventually become the "Guards Army", planning for Silchar but that hex might be captured before it arrives
13th Army - to Bengal, planning for Darjeeling so if allied SigInt pick it up it might prompt some withdrawal from the front line
Mongol Garrison Army - to Chuhsien
North China Area Army - to Chuhsien, renamed the "China Area Army"
11th Army - to Bengal, planning for Dacca just to try and create some misdirection in allied SigInt again.

All Artillery from Korea, 1st and 11th Armies will move to Bengal.

All the artillery from Kwantung Army, 3rd, 4th and 5th Armies will move to Chuhsien, then Wenchow. From there it remains TBC whether it will move back to Kwantung or move to India. Assuming that this game does continue into 1945, all artillery and AA that started in Manchukuo will move back there in time to face the Soviets. HQ Kwantung Army will takeover command responsibility for all of Manchuria and China for the next few years.

Defending units: all captured
74th Chinese Corps
58th Chinese Corps
37th Chinese Corps
10th Chinese Corps
26th Chinese Corps
20th Chinese Corps
99th Chinese Corps
27th Group Army
17th Chinese Base Force
9th War Area
29th Group Army
5th Construction Regiment
14th Construction Regiment
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Ground combat at Tassafaronga (113,137)
Allied Deliberate attack
Allied forces CAPTURE Tassafaronga !!!
Japanese ground losses:
Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled) – 3x bulldozers with 3x thirsty and hungry plant operators
Assaulting units:
1st USMC Parachute Battalion
Defending units:
17th Naval Const Bn /1
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Ground combat at 58,40 (near Imphal)
Allied Shock attack – desperate times for the 111th Chindits, looks like they realise they will be trapped if they can’t fight their way out of this hex.
Attacking force 2934 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 142
Defending force 913 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 40
Allied adjusted assault: 36
Japanese adjusted defense: 99
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
179 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Allied ground losses:
67 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
111th Chindit Brigade
Defending units:
2nd Raiding Regiment

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Dec 16, 42
Repairs completed on SS I-171 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
SS I-124 lays minefield at Tulagi ( 114 , 137) and sets course for Manus
a Tambor class SS is reported HIT
SS S-47 is reported HIT
SS S-27 is reported HIT
SS O20 is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
PO2 Kawato H. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Nikaido L. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Murakami I. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
SS S-33 is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS Trout is reported HIT
PO2 Nikaido D. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 4th Ind.Mixed Regiment to Imphal
4 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting supplies to Russell Islands
15 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting supplies to Thousand Ships Bay
15 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to 144th Infantry
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Horn Island
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Horn Island
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Buna
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Buna
Japanese forces CAPTURE Changsha !!!
Allied forces CAPTURE Tassafaronga !!!
Fukuoka expands airfield to size 4
Calcutta expands airfield to size 9 – Calcutta is now worth 1150 points if Japan can capture it, but the supply generated from 521 Heavy Industry and 501 Light Industry would be a huge prize if it can be captured intact.
Loss of xAP Kongo Maru on May 04, 1942 is admitted
AV Pocomoke is reported to have been sunk near Luganville on Oct 14, 1942
DD Le Triomphant is reported to have been sunk near Perth on Nov 12, 1942
Loss of SSX Ha-28 on Dec 16, 1942 is admitted


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RE: 16 Dec 42 reports - 8/6/2020 8:09:38 PM   
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Flying a little supply to 144th Regt at Jorhat right now, but most transports in this area are still training.


Don't forget bombers can be transports too. Any to spare?

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RE: 16 Dec 42 reports - 8/6/2020 8:10:46 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jdsrae

Changsha is captured!
70k defenders surrendered adding a bit over 500 points.


Nice.


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17 Dec 42 reports - 8/7/2020 2:41:04 PM   
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Jorhat is captured with 3rd Indian Bde kicked out.
Kowloon Bde is also reversed just to the north.
A large LRCAP umbrella is set over Jorhat on the assumption that allied bombers will visit tomorrow.

A big stunt is also planned in SEAF that will unfold tomorrow.
An allied reinforcement or withdrawal task force led by a Dutch CL is at Port Moresby with the KB and 2x BB task forces closing in.
Lots of fighters nearby are set to sweep Port Moresby with Nells and Bettys set at Manus, Rabual and Shortlands set to naval strike.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 17, 42
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ASW attack near Lingga at 51,88
SC Ch 1
SC Ch 3
Allied Ships
SS Halibut
SS Halibut is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Billiton at 53,93
TK Nihon Maru
PB Seki Maru #3
Allied Ships
SS Salmon
SS Salmon launches 2 torpedoes at TK Nihon Maru
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Night Air attack on Lunga , at 114,138
G4M1 Betty x 22
Allied aircraft
P-70 Havoc x 7
Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged – forgot to change this Betty unit but fixed that this turn
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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 101,133
SC Ch 18
Allied Ships
SS S-33
SS S-33 is sighted by escort
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Morning Air attack on 5th Chinese Corps, at 62,38 (Dimapur)
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)
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Morning Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 10 – three units of Martlet IIs on ranged CAP, most likely from Dacca that don’t arrive in time.
Aircraft Attacking:
17 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Martlet II (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
No.67 Sqn RAF with Martlet II (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
No.261 Sqn RAF with Martlet II (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
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Morning Air attack on 3rd Indian Brigade, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 20
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged
Allied ground losses:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied ground losses:
35 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Ground combat at Jorhat (63,38)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 6039 troops, 57 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 188
Defending force 1414 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27
Japanese adjusted assault: 94
Allied adjusted defense: 1
Japanese assault odds: 94 to 1 (fort level 3)
Japanese forces CAPTURE Jorhat !!!
Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), leaders(+), disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Allied ground losses:
742 casualties reported
Squads: 31 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 1 – NW across the river as Dimapur has IJA troops in it.
Assaulting units:
143rd Infantry Regiment – in below average shape after taking moderate losses while defending a few weeks ago, currently at 68/69% TOE
144th Infantry Regiment – in good shape, nearly 100% TOE
Defending units:
3rd Indian Brigade
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Ground combat at 63,37 (near Jorhat)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 13297 troops, 139 guns, 41 vehicles, Assault Value = 449
Defending force 3174 troops, 28 guns, 45 vehicles, Assault Value = 130
Japanese adjusted assault: 413
Allied adjusted defense: 125
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker:
Japanese ground losses:
592 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Allied ground losses:
353 casualties reported
Squads: 21 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (7 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 1
Assaulting units: 51st Div recombined after the battle and is 95/100% TOE. This force will move one hex west to maintain contact.
51st/B Division
51st/A Division
51st/C Division
23rd Army
Defending units:
Kowloon Brigade

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Dec 17, 42
SS Skipjack is reported HIT
SS S-27 is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS Pompano is reported HIT
SS S-27 is reported HIT
SS S-27 is reported HIT
SS S-27 is reported HIT
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 4th Ind.Mixed Regiment to Imphal
6 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
6 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting supplies to Russell Islands
16 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to 144th Infantry
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Buna
5 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Buna
Japanese forces CAPTURE Jorhat !!!
Butte expands airfield to size 3
Prince Rupert expands airfield to size 7
Alameda expands airfield to size 7
Aircraft A6M5c Zero advances R&D – to 6/43 and closing at 12% per day with the engine bonus
Pilot Hashiguchi M. is reported as to have escaped capture – 2LT Hashiguchi is an 80xp 5 kill ace from 1st Sentai which is operating in Burma. It’s always good news to get a high skill fighter pilot back from being MIA.
Device(s) upgraded in 13th Division supplied from Changsha
Device(s) upgraded in 34th Division supplied from Changsha
Device(s) upgraded in 39th Division supplied from Changsha
Device(s) upgraded in 40th Division supplied from Changsha
19th Army arrives at Tokyo – will move to SEAF and plan for the recapture of Tulagi. An operation that may or may not be launched, but when allied SigInt pick this up it might make them pause offensive operations elsewhere to reinforce Tulagi.


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In other news, CV Hiyo and the damaged CVEs make it back to Japan.
Hiyo will repair at Kure joining Kaga that is still there, while the CVEs will move to the Kobe repair yard to give those dockyard workers something to do.





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This is the plan for a strike on Port Moresby to try and sink the allied task force spotted there.

KB will move to within strike range of Port Moresby and to also cover the allied withdrawal route towards Townsville/Cairns.

BB Div 1 (Ise, Hyuga) is ordered into PM with surface combat orders.
BB Div 3 (Nagato, Mutsu) is ordered to bombard PM.

CL Div 6 (Sendai, Naka, Jintsu) is ordered to move forward from Rabaul to Milne Bay as backup.
1x CA Div and 2 more CL Divs are currently moving HQ 8th Area Army and 18th Army to Lae via fast transport orders.

A 4xDD ASW Div is also ordered into PM with surface combat orders.

Betty and Nell units at Rabaul are set to torpedo strikes with search out to 13 hexes to avoid the allied air base at Lunga (14 hexes), no secondary orders.

Fighter units are ordered to sweep Port Moresby from Lae and Buna.




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 18, 42
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ASW attack near Manus at 102,119
DMS W-6
E Yaeyama
Allied Ships
SS Pike
SS Pike launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-6
E Yaeyama attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Darwin at 76,124, Range 12,000 Yards
CM Tokiwa
PB Eifuku Maru
PB Eiko Maru #2
Allied Ships
xAKL Silindoeng
Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 82% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions and 82% moonlight: 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat – it was on a minelaying mission, but this is still a disappointing decision from CAPT Towata on the CM Tokiwa as it is packing 4x 15cm guns with full ammunition…
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat
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Night Air attack on Tezpur , at 60,36
7 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 20000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37
6 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 20000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37
7 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 20000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 101,133
SC Ch 17
SC Ch 19
Allied Ships
SS S-33
SS S-33 is located by SC Ch 17
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 13 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
B-24D Liberator: 9 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 18 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed on ground
B-26B Marauder: 18 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 3 destroyed on ground
P-38G Lightning: 13 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
P-38F Lightning: 4 damaged
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 11 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
Kittyhawk IA: 3 damaged
P-38E Lightning: 11 damaged
P-38E Lightning: 2 destroyed on ground
A-24 Banshee: 5 damaged
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed on ground
P-400 Airacobra: 2 damaged
Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
Allied ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 7 (6 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 48
BB Mutsu firing at Port Moresby
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Nagato
BB Nagato firing at Port Moresby
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ASW attack near Akyab at 54,45
PB Nanrei Maru
Allied Ships
SS O20, hits 9
SS O20 is sighted by escort
PB Nanrei Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nanrei Maru is out of ASW ammo
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 23
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet – only 3 got through to sweep the skies over PM. The A6M2 needs to be relegated to training duties asap…
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 4
Spitfire Vc Trop x 8
P-38E Lightning x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 25
P-400 Airacobra x 4
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged: layered CAP with lots of different aircraft types.
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
No.54 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
49th FG/9th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
35th FG/40th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 7 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000.
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 5 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 24000.
18th FG/78th FS with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
22 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 2
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 11
P-400 Airacobra x 2
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 19
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
18 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 3
No Allied losses
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Morning Air attack on 18th British/C Division, at 57,39 , near Comilla – recon sweep confirms 18th British Div has been at Comilla, now seems to have been split and is moving to cover the railway outside of Comilla. This is good news with 25th Army in the starting blocks at Chittagong waiting for the gun to go off before racing to Comilla. I will hold them for another few days as more allied movement is spotted out of Comilla, including into the rough SE of the base hex. Once that unit moves into the rough 25th Army with the Imperial Guards, 18th Div, 3x Tank Regts and lots of artillery, AA and AT guns will push forward into the clear terrain.
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 12
12 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 2
Martlet II: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Martlet II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 3
3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
3 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on 18th British/C Division, at 57,39 , near Comilla
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 7
No Japanese losses
No Allied losses
CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Martlet II (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 17
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 19
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
Japanese Ships
CL Sendai – from the CL Div 6 task force
CL Naka
SC Ch 19 – separate ASW task force
SC Ch 17
Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
CAP engaged:
202 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 23000.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 9
A6M5 Zero x 4
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged
Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
CAP engaged: a few planes from KB that have escort orders out to range 8, 10% CAP divert to join the action
Junyo-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Zuiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
202 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,135 – this was a bit of unintended excitement. Both the
A-24 Banshee x 6
P-38F Lightning x 4
P-38G Lightning x 1
Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu
DD Wakaba
Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 9
A6M5 Zero x 6
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 4
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Japanese Ships
CL Sendai
Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
CAP engaged:
Shoho-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
202 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Junyo-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 134th Field Artillery Battalion, at 99,130 , near Port Moresby
A6M2 Zero x 18
18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 36
36 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M5 Zero x 22
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 6
P-38E Lightning x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 9
P-400 Airacobra x 1
P-39D Airacobra: 4 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
15 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *
CAP engaged:
No.54 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 3 scrambling)
49th FG/9th FS with P-38E Lightning (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
35th FG/40th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 2 scrambling)
18th FG/78th FS with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,135
A-24 Banshee x 6
P-38F Lightning x 4
P-38G Lightning x 1
A-24 Banshee: 1 damaged
Japanese Ships – another adrenalin rush on the DDs
DD Wakaba
DD Hatsuharu
Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Dec 18, 42
Previous report of sinking of SS S-33 incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 101, 133
SS Skipjack is reported HIT
SS Skipjack is reported HIT
SS S-33 is reported HIT
SS S-37 is reported HIT
SS Pompano is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
PO1 Matsubara R. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Hori U. of 253 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 4
WO Kawai N. of 24th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Furogori, G. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
PO2 Matsuki P. of Shoho-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Doikawa W. of Junyo-1 is credited with kill number 2
2LT Shibayama D. of 24th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
SS Skipjack is reported HIT
SS S-27 is reported HIT
SS Peto is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
PO2 Ichimura R. of Kaga-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Hagiri P. of Kaga-1 is credited with kill number 2
16 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting 6th Indpt SNLF Coy to Thousand Ships Bay
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 4th Ind.Mixed Regiment to Imphal
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting supplies to Russell Islands
14 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Jorhat
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Rabaul
5 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Rabaul
Repairs completed on DD Asakaze at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Kamikaze at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Tokyo expands fortifications to size 4
Shortlands expands airfield to size 4 – that will do for now, engineers shifted to fort building
Bareilly expands airfield to size 3
Karachi expands airfield to size 9
Moradabad expands airfield to size 3
Prachuap Khiri Khan expands fortifications to size 2
Chinhae expands fortifications to size 3
Pilot Kakimoto A. is reported as to have escaped capture
xAK Am. Manufacturer is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Dec 18, 1942
xAK Shooting Star is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Dec 18, 1942
xAK Am. Leader is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Dec 18, 1942
xAK Iron Baron is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Dec 18, 1942
xAK Iron Chieftan is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Dec 18, 1942

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RE: 18 Dec 42 reports - 8/8/2020 1:32:14 AM   
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Orders for 19 Dec:

The Dutch CL and a few other ships are spotted in port at Port Moresby.
They escaped destruction by the BBs last night by disbanding, so what other tricks do they have up their sleeve?

- KB strike groups have been ordered to fly at 20k' with secondary orders to attack Port Moresby airfield and port. Fingers are crossed that is the right height for Vals to level bomb and not dive bomb into the flak at Port Moresby.
- BB Div 1 will bombard Port Moresby to try and destroy some more aircraft on the ground and cause general mayhem
- BB Div 3 will move back to Rabaul to rearm main guns
- CA Div 3 (Tanaka with Myoko, Nachi Haguro and Ashigara) fell just short of Rabaul last turn but needs to stop there to rearm torpedoes
- CL Div 6 will move to provide a little more surface combat cover for KB
- the DDs are set back to ASW orders and will move to the KB hex

- Nell and Betty groups have also had secondary airfield and port strike orders set to Port Moresby




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This is the current situation on the Bengal front.
Lots of allied movement arrows spotted in reaction to all of the IJA movement arrows that have recently appeared.
Some of the IJA movements are feints as shown, but they seem to be having the desired effect of the allies moving troops out of the main target hexes of Comilla, Silchar and Dimapur. Unless of course the allies are faking it too!







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Well, if properly done, the feint can become the real thing such as in Egypt in October 1942.

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Hiyo will repair at Kure joining Kaga that is still there,


Isn't there a large yard at Hiroshima? Maybe get it out sooner.

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KB strike groups have been ordered to fly at 20k' with secondary orders to attack Port Moresby airfield and port. Fingers are crossed that is the right height for Vals to level bomb and not dive bomb


Dive bombing 10-15K. Less than 9k, or 16k and above will do.



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quote:

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quote:

Hiyo will repair at Kure joining Kaga that is still there,


Isn't there a large yard at Hiroshima? Maybe get it out sooner.


I’ve gotten into the habit of calling Hiroshima/Kure just Kure for short when it comes to IJN stuff, as the navy base was at Kure.
It has the size 100 yard plus HQs Combined and 1st Fleet still there.

Kobe is size 90 from memory so the CVEs should be ready again fairly quickly.
I just didn’t want the CVEs interfering in any way with getting the big CVs back in action.

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19 Dec 42 reports - 8/8/2020 1:18:37 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 19, 42
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Sub attack near Muntok at 50,89
SC Ch 2
SC Ch 3
Allied Ships
SS O24, hits 4, heavy damage
SS O24 launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 2
SC Ch 3 attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Dacca , at 56,38
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 4
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 5 damaged
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 4
Liberator II: 2 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-24D Liberator x 4
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Calcutta , at 52,37
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 5
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 5
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130 – lots of useful information below
Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 4 damaged
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
B-26B Marauder: 9 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
P-38G Lightning: 17 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 2 destroyed on ground
A-24 Banshee: 8 damaged
A-24 Banshee: 2 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 23 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 destroyed on ground
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged
P-400 Airacobra: 4 damaged
P-400 Airacobra: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 11 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 5 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
Allied Ships – these were the main targets, the Kiwi CL had not been spotted before this.
CL Sumatra, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DMS Zane, Shell hits 1
CL Achilles, Shell hits 1
Allied ground losses:
220 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (5 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 31
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Hyuga
BB Hyuga firing at Port Moresby
BB Ise firing at 7th Australian Division – 7th Aus Div was destroyed in India, so this is the first contact with the second iteration of the 7th Div.
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ASW attack near Donggala at 69,96
AO Tsurumi
AO Ondo
E Hiyodori
Allied Ships
SS Gurnard
SS Gurnard is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 101,133
DD Uranami
DD Shirakumo
Allied Ships
SS S-33, hits 6
SS S-33 is sighted by escort
DD Shirakumo attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 52,55
SC CHa-30
Allied Ships
SS Grunion
SS Grunion is sighted by escort
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Morning Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 22
Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 1
Martlet II: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.17 Sqn RAF with Martlet II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
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Morning Air attack on 18th British/C Division, at 57,39 , near Comilla
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 12
Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 7
Martlet II: 2 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Martlet II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)
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Morning Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged – need to either send escorts or find a softer target…
Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 4
Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
CAP engaged:
No.261 Sqn RAF with Martlet II (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
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Morning Air attack on 3rd War Area , at 88,56 (Chuhsien)
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Morning Air attack on 18th British/C Division, at 57,39 , near Comilla
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
2 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
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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 TF, near Port Moresby at 98,134 – the first of a number of attempted strikes by allied heavy bombers based near Townsville.
A6M5 Zero x 89
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 6
B-17F Fortress: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Japanese Ships
CL Naka
Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Naval Attack: 8 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
CAP engaged:
Junyo-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Shoho-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Zuiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Soryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (5 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Ryujo-1 with A6M5 Zero (6 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,134
A6M5 Zero x 71
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 4
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Japanese Ships
CL Naka
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 10
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 10
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Japanese Ships
BB Ise
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 1
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 7
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
Japanese Ships
BB Ise
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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M5 Zero x 20
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 3
P-400 Airacobra x 1
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-400 Airacobra: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.54 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
35th FG/40th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
18th FG/78th FS with P-400 Airacobra (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M5 Zero x 52
B5N2 Kate x 14
D3A1 Val x 20
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 1
No Allied losses
Allied Ships – this makes 3x allied CL disbanded in port at PM.
CL Tromp, Bomb hits 1, on fire
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
Port hits 1
Aircraft Attacking:
20 x D3A1 Val bombing from 20000 feet
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
12 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
CAP engaged:
No.54 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
35th FG/40th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
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Afternoon Air attack on Cooktown , at 92,137 – the KB strike groups didn’t have PM as the specified target, so that detail is fixed for tomorrow.
B5N2 Kate x 16
D3A1 Val x 8
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged
Runway hits 5
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,134
A6M5 Zero x 83
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged
Japanese Ships
CV Junyo- always gets the heart rate up, even though the chances of a bomb hitting from 20k’ are low, there is still that chance…
Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Shokaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuikaku-1 with A6M5 Zero (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Ryujo-1 with A6M5 Zero (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Junyo-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Shoho-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Zuiho-1 with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 5
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 11
B-24D Liberator: 6 damaged
Japanese Ships
BB Ise
BB Hyuga
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 2
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
Japanese Ships
BB Ise
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,134
A6M5 Zero x 79
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft – slowly chipping away at the allied heavy bomber force
B-17F Fortress x 3
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak
Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,134
A6M5 Zero x 76
Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 4
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Japanese Ships
BB Kongo
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ASW attack near Akyab at 54,45
DMS W-10
DMS W-19
Allied Ships
SS O20
SS O20 is located by DMS W-10
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Sub attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62
xAK England Maru
PB Tonon Maru
Allied Ships
SS Albacore
SS Albacore launches 4 torpedoes at xAK England Maru
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ASW attack near Oita at 104,61
SC CHa-16
Allied Ships
SS Spearfish
SS Spearfish is sighted by escort
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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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Ground combat at Chuhsien (88,56)
Japanese Deliberate attack
Attacking force 11754 troops, 108 guns, 43 vehicles, Assault Value = 383
Defending force 15759 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 209
Japanese adjusted assault: 159
Allied adjusted defense: 238
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)
Japanese ground losses: relatively light casualties, but with reinforcements moving in the 22nd Div might just sit and wait to avoid unnecessary casualties.
102 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Allied ground losses:
435 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 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

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Dec 19, 42
Repairs completed on DD Harukaze at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-169 at Soerabaja, ship returned to service
Previous report of sinking of SS S-33 incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 101, 133
SS Skipjack is reported HIT
SS S-33 is reported HIT
SS S-47 is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
2LT Kono, K. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 9
1LT Nishihata J. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 9
2LT Kono, K. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 10
2LT Miyazaki J. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Matsunaga J. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 3
CPO Ohtsuki, T. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 7
PO2 Sakai C. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Sakai C. of Shokaku-1 attains ace status!!
PO1 Ibusuki J. of Junyo-1 is credited with kill number 5
PO1 Ibusuki J. of Junyo-1 attains ace status!!
PO1 Kusumoto S. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Chono I. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Komachi C. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 9
SS S-47 is reported HIT
a Electric Boat S-18 class SS is reported HIT
SS Trout is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
APD Tade followed by Allied Recon at 46,51 near Port Blair – this is one of the APDs on the way to Vizagapatnam on the Indian east coast. Spotted 14 hexes from Vizagaptnam, 17 hexes from Trincomalee and Madras, 13 hexes from Diamond Harbour. It remains to be seen what the allies make of this, but I hope the SNLF det kept themselves below decks while the ship was being shadowed…
PO2 Nagashima N. of Kaga-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Yamamoto, I. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Okumura, T. of Ryujo-1 is credited with kill number 2
LT Kawai, S. of Hiryu-1 is credited with kill number 5
LT Kawai, S. of Hiryu-1 attains ace status!!
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 4th Ind.Mixed Regiment to Imphal
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
5 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
6 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
2 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting supplies to Russell Islands
14 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting supplies to Thousand Ships Bay
13 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Jorhat
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Rabaul
5 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Rabaul
Corvallis expands airfield to size 9
Ace pilot Takenaka A. of 11th Sentai is promoted to 1LT – The 11th Sentai now has 3x CAPTs and 5x 1LTs.
1st Sentai converting to Ki-44-IIc Tojo – the first unit to be issued with the Tojo IIc, still in Burma.
DD Susuzuki arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo – Akitsuki class, 11 days until it can take its 1/43 upgrade which comes with more AA, more depth charges and an air search radar to boot. It will move to Kure to take the upgrade then help escort the CVs once they are repaired.
AS Fulton is reported to have been sunk near Luganville on Aug 22, 1942
SS S-44 is reported to have been sunk near Vella Lavella on Sep 16, 1942
Loss of SSX Ha-26 on Sep 29, 1942 is admitted


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RE: 19 Dec 42 reports - 8/8/2020 2:11:20 PM   
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I move the Combined Fleet out and it indicates that it is a Command HQ with a reach of 9 hexes. There must be some pretty powerful witches there.

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RE: 18 Dec 42 reports - 8/8/2020 8:05:04 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jdsrae


quote:

ORIGINAL: rustysi

quote:

Hiyo will repair at Kure joining Kaga that is still there,


Isn't there a large yard at Hiroshima? Maybe get it out sooner.


I’ve gotten into the habit of calling Hiroshima/Kure just Kure for short when it comes to IJN stuff, as the navy base was at Kure.
It has the size 100 yard plus HQs Combined and 1st Fleet still there.

Kobe is size 90 from memory so the CVEs should be ready again fairly quickly.
I just didn’t want the CVEs interfering in any way with getting the big CVs back in action.


Oops.


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20 Dec 42 reports - 8/9/2020 12:03:17 AM   
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Allied ships are still disbanded at Port Moresby under sparse CAP but heavy flak.
Follow up strike at 20k’ is fairly safe from the flak but gets about 0.1% hit rate.
They will drop to 16k’ tomorrow to see if that helps.

2x BB and 1x CA task force will start rotating through bombardments from Milne Bay and rearming at Rabaul.
The CA task force will provide more surface cover to the CVs tomorrow but if there are no allied threats spotted it might bombard the day after.

I probably shouldn’t get into too regular a pattern or the allies might counter somehow.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 20, 42
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft – allied heavies going after the Oil at Magwe again, but the Nicks do well disrupting them
B-17E Fortress x 6
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
Allied aircraft
Liberator II x 8
Liberator II: 2 damaged
8 x Liberator II bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25
Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 1
P-38E Lightning x 1
P-39D Airacobra x 2
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
CAP engaged:
No.54 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
49th FG/9th FS with P-38E Lightning (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 22
Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 2
Hurricane IIc Trop: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 1
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Morning Air attack on Wenchow , at 89,58
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Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)
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Morning Air attack on 28th Chinese Corps, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)
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Morning Air attack on 18th British/C Division, at 57,39 , near Comilla
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 2
Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 2
Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.146 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIb Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 101,133
A6M2 Zero x 7
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 7
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
BB Nagato
Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
Naval Attack: 10 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
CAP engaged:
202 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,134
A6M5 Zero x 73
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
B-24D Liberator: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged
Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,134
A6M5 Zero x 70
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 2
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Japanese Ships
CV Hiryu
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Morning Air attack on 18th British/C Division, at 57,39 , near Comilla
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 13
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 2
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.14 Sqn RNZAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 36
Allied aircraft
Spitfire Vc Trop x 1
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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 18
G3M2 Nell x 21
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged
Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M5 Zero x 48
B5N2 Kate x 101
D3A1 Val x 61
Allied aircraft
no flights
Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 7 damaged
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed on ground
Spitfire Vc Trop: 1 damaged
Allied Ships
CL Achilles, Bomb hits 1 – one 1760 pounder!
Runway hits 1
Aircraft Attacking: they don’t hit much level bombing from 20k’…
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Sub attack near Tokara Retto at 99,62
xAK Heito Maru
PB Shonan Maru #2
Allied Ships
SS Albacore
SS Albacore launches 4 torpedoes at xAK Heito Maru
PB Shonan Maru #2 attacking submerged sub ....
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Ground combat at 58,40 (near Imphal)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 2912 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 141
Defending force 913 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 40
Allied adjusted assault: 49
Japanese adjusted defense: 85
Allied assault odds: 1 to 2
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+)
Attacker: fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
150 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Allied ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Assaulting units:
111th Chindit Brigade
Defending units:
2nd Raiding Regiment

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Dec 20, 42
Repairs completed on DD Yunagi at Kobe, ship returned to service
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS Peto is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
WO Tsukamoto B. of 24th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Ryuzaki A. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Ryuzaki A. of 31st Sentai attains ace status!!
2LT Ariyoshi L. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
LT Kawamoto, K. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Kojima K. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Sugiyama, T. of Ryujo-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Matsumura L. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 2
1LT Wakamatsu, Y. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Koda D. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
PO2 Okura U. of Ryujo-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Honda, T. of Shokaku-1 is credited with kill number 10
SS S-35 is reported HIT
SS Tuna is reported HIT
SS Trout is reported HIT
14 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 4th Ind.Mixed Regiment to Imphal
7 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
5 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
6 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
2 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting supplies to Russell Islands
15 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting supplies to Thousand Ships Bay
12 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Jorhat
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Rabaul
5 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Rabaul
Repairs completed on DD Hayate at Kobe, ship returned to service
Oak Harbor expands airfield to size 1
Hyderabad (Sindh) expands airfield to size 7
Nelson NZ expands airfield to size 5
Bakersfield expands airfield to size 4
Loss of CVE Unyo on Dec 03, 1942 is admitted
Loss of TK Terukawa Maru on Jul 12, 1942 is admitted
xAP Kedah is reported to have been sunk near Batavia on Feb 10, 1942


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RE: 20 Dec 42 reports - 8/9/2020 3:43:34 AM   
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16k is dive bombing altitude, me thinks.

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16k is dive bombing altitude, me thinks.


Well, if that’s true PM airfield is about to get a visit from dive bombing Valeries...
Turn just came back so we will find out shortly!

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I can confirm that 16k’ is still level bombing altitude for DBs.
The allied ships fled PM and only Vals went after them, missing with everything!
No strikes were launched at PM either, so today’s efforts by the KB were a cluster....

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 21, 42
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 96,133
SS I-20, hits 3
Allied Ships – the allies make a break for it from Port Moresby
DD Russell
CL Achilles
DD Hughes
DD Jarvis
DD Blue
SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Russell
DD Blue attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 97,132
SS I-158
Allied Ships
CL Sumatra, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SS I-158 launches 2 torpedoes at CL Sumatra
Sub escapes detection
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 – no night CAP, I think because there were thunderstorms.
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130
Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire Vc Trop: 15 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 16 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 4 destroyed on ground
B-25C Mitchell: 25 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 7 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
P-38E Lightning: 2 damaged
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
B-26B Marauder: 5 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 7 damaged
P-38G Lightning: 3 destroyed on ground
A-24 Banshee: 11 damaged
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed on ground
B-24D Liberator: 9 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
P-38F Lightning: 3 damaged
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed on ground
Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato
Allied ground losses:
240 casualties reported
Non Combat: 24 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 7 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 16 (12 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 33
Port supply hits 1
BB Mutsu firing at Port Moresby
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Nagato
BB Nagato firing at Port Moresby
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Amphibious Assault at Vizagapatnam (42,37)
TF 16 troops unloading over beach at Vizagapatnam, 42,37
Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 7 (0 destroyed, 7 disabled)
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Amphibious Assault at Cocanada (41,37)
TF 74 troops unloading over beach at Cocanada, 41,37
Japanese ground losses:
10 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
A6M2 Zero x 36
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
30 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 2
Spitfire Vc Trop x 1
P-38E Lightning x 2
P-39D Airacobra x 2
P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed
CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
No.54 Sqn RAF with Spitfire Vc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
49th FG/9th FS with P-38E Lightning (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
35th FG/40th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25
Allied aircraft
Kittyhawk IA x 1
Kittyhawk IA: 1 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
25 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
CAP engaged:
No.76 Sqn RAAF with Kittyhawk IA (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on Jorhat , at 63,38
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 9
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 18
Japanese aircraft losses – not a good day for the IJAAF vs sweeping P38s
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 3 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 2 destroyed
CAP engaged: all on LRCAP at different altitudes from 10-15-20k’
73rd I.F.Chutai 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)
32nd Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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)
64th Sentai with Ki-43-IIa Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
66th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
203rd Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)
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Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 89,58 (Wenchow)
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Morning Air attack on 144th Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 11
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 28
P-38F Lightning x 9
P-40K Warhawk x 27
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
107 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6
P-40K Warhawk x 21
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 143rd Infantry Regiment, at 63,38 (Jorhat)
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 9
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
39 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Jorhat , at 63,38
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1
Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 3
3 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet
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Afternoon Air attack on 111th Chindit Brigade, at 58,40 , near Imphal
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 22
Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIc Trop x 7
Hurricane IIc Trop: 3 destroyed
Aircraft Attacking:
21 x Ki-43-IIa Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
CAP engaged:
No.136 Sqn RAF with Hurricane IIc Trop (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Afternoon Air attack on 193rd Tank Battalion, at 70,127 (Wyndham) – lots of small units spotted taking NW Aust bases back, but no fighter cover seems to be on the scene. The RAF Spitfires that were used over Darwin IRL are at Port Moresby now.
G4M1 Betty x 26
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Aircraft Attacking:
26 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 99,134
A6M2 Zero x 2
A6M5 Zero x 77
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
Japanese Ships
CA Myoko
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cooktown at 95,135
A6M5 Zero x 24
D3A1 Val x 19
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged
Allied Ships
CL Achilles
Aircraft Attacking:
19 x D3A1 Val bombing from 16000 feet – this is where it was confirmed that 16k’ is level bombing… RNZN Achilles makes good her escape.
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 99,134
A6M2 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 60
Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-24D Liberator: 3 damaged
Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
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Ground combat at Cocanada (41,37) – the allies have a reasonable defence in place at Cocanada, with similar at Vizagapatnam. This little Special Op is a failure, but with more long range recon visiting these bases the allies probably won’t move these troops now. IGHQ will set some of the 30s Divs to plan for these bases while they sit in Thailand/Burma in reserve, just to add to the deception picture.
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 2996 troops, 6 guns, 44 vehicles, Assault Value = 307
Defending force 94 troops, 14 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4
Assaulting units:
84th Indian Brigade
1st Patiala Lancers Regiment
267th Armoured Brigade
1st West Coast Base Force
Defending units:
Sasebo 6th SNLF /2

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Dec 21, 42
DMS Dorsey is reported HIT
SS S-27 is reported HIT
DMS Zane is reported HIT
DMS Zane is reported HIT
PO2 Fukada E. of 251 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
2LT Higashiyama A. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Ariyoshi G. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
1LT Ochi B. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
SS Pompano is reported HIT
a O19 Class class SS is reported HIT
SS S-47 is reported HIT
DMS Dorsey is reported HIT
an Allied DD is reported HIT
2LT Egashira O. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Bunkichi A. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
1LT Asano, H. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Mori C. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Matsuba H. of Ryujo-1 is credited with kill number 4
PO2 Komachi C. of Zuikaku-1 is credited with kill number 10
PO1 Nishizawa, H. of Soryu-1 is credited with kill number 4
6 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
5 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
5 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting 16th Division to Wewak
7 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 23rd Air Flotilla to Milne Bay – IJN ground troops are moving forward again in SEAF in an attempt to isolate Port Moresby.
6 x Ki-57-I Topsy transporting 23rd Air Flotilla to Milne Bay
3 x H6K4-L Mavis transporting supplies to Russell Islands – and to keep a closer eye on the lower Solomons.
14 x H6K2-L Mavis transporting supplies to Thousand Ships Bay
12 x Ki-57-II Topsy transporting supplies to Jorhat
Repairs completed on DD Oite at Kobe, ship returned to service
Jamshedpur expands airfield to size 4
Wagga Wagga expands airfield to size 8 - RAAF Base Wagga Wagga is nearly up to international airport standard...
Darjeeling expands airfield to size 4
Device NE turbojet advances R&D to 6/45
CL Sumatra is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Dec 21, 1942
DD Farenholt is reported to have been sunk near Ndeni on Dec 05, 1942


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RE: 20 Dec 42 reports - 8/9/2020 4:54:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jdsrae

I can confirm that 16k’ is still level bombing altitude for DBs.
The allied ships fled PM and only Vals went after them, missing with everything!
No strikes were launched at PM either, so today’s efforts by the KB were a cluster....


SNAFU!

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quote:

I can confirm that 16k’ is still level bombing altitude for DBs.


Correct. DB occurs between 10-15k, anything above and below is level bombing.

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