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RE: 8 Jan 44 reports - 7/22/2021 11:27:55 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Evoken

I really love these detailed graphics you make


Thanks, some of them are years old now as I was figuring out how to play as Japan.
I tinker with them now that I’m so far into the game.
It leads to some interesting tangents clicking through the inter web in between turns.

Australia beating Argentina 2-0 last night was a better distraction!

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9 Jan 44 reports - 7/23/2021 9:32:31 AM   
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The George “fighter bomber” worked!
Naval attack at 100’, 20mm cannons and 2x 250kg bombs each.
The pilots are not trained in low naval bombing but one of them still got a hit.
It might have been PO1 Ikura as he got a LowN skill bump today.
They flew from Maloelap with range 2 setting. Their sister -2 unit were set to escort at 20k' in case they attacked the Wotje hex, but didn't coordinate.




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 09, 44
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ASW attack near Ramree Island at 53,50
DD Ayanami
Allied Ships
SS O21, hits 1
SS O21 is sighted by escort
DD Ayanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ayanami is out of ASW ammo
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 2
Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 5
PV-1 Ventura: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 2
Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 4
PV-1 Ventura: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 5
Wellington GR.XIII: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 7
7 x Wellington B.X laying Mk 13 Mine from 7000 feet
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 52,54
DD Shikinami
SS Clyde is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Torishima at 111,69
E Oki
AK Amagisan Maru
AK Arima Maru
AK Kaga Maru
E Wakamiya
Allied Ships
SS Mingo, hits 5
SS Mingo launches 2 torpedoes at E Oki
E Wakamiya attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-40N26 Warhawk x 13
13 x P-40N26 Warhawk sweeping at 15000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 23
23 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 16
16 x P-40N5 Warhawk sweeping at 15000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25
25 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 23
23 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 23
23 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 6
6 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wotje at 136,115
N1K2-J George x 26
26 x N1K2-J George bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
Allied Ships
SC PC-598, Shell hits 5
SC PC-778, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
SC PC-784, Shell hits 2

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 09, 44
Repairs completed on DD Yukikaze at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-177 at Victoria Point, ship returned to service
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS Dace is reported HIT
SS Dace is reported HIT
SS Gunnel is reported HIT
SS Capelin is reported HIT
SS Dace is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over Port Moresby
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 63rd Naval Guard Unit from Tarawa
5 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 49th JNAF AF Unit from Kusaie Island
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 3rd Air Army from Silchar
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 87th Naval Guard Unit from Vella Lavella
6 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
Repairs completed on LSD Nigitsu Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Kitakami at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Kagero at Truk, ship returned to service
Kweilin expands airfield to size 4
Sovetskaya Gavan expands airfield to size 6
Aircraft N1K5-J George advances R&D
Ace pilot Oba J. of 59th Sentai is promoted to 1LT
Pilot Renzo N. is reported as having been found
261 Ku S-2 on CVL Mizuho converting to size 27 from 30 – I keep changing my mind about which fighter units to assign to the CVLs and CVEs that don’t have their own named units. The 2##s units will all be land based and be used in forward areas. The 3##s fighter units will be used on the CVL/CVEs and the rest of them will be in the Marianas training up pilots as quickly as they can.
SC PC-778 is reported to have been sunk near Wotje on Jan 09, 1944
MTB G-540 arrives at Nagoya


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RE: 9 Jan 44 reports - 7/23/2021 10:48:48 AM   
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There are some details on the enemy hidden away in this screen when you mouseover the recon units.
A quick look at the other Dinah units around the area spotted the following:
- 40th US Infantry Div moving towards the sound of the guns…
- 763rd Tank Regt is with HQ XIV Corps.
- HQ XXXIII Indian Corps is at Comilla. Something is finally moving East from Comilla towards the IJA 1st Army stack.
- 16th Chindit Bde is screening Comilla.
- 19th Indian Div is one hex further East of Comilla facing 1st Army.

What's the assessment of the Intelligence Staff of the US XIV Corps HQ being in India?
From some of the US Divisions also spotted in India, SOPAC might not have many Allied troops.
I am not sure there is much that Japan can do to take advantage of this information, as they are firmly on a strategic defensive posture now.

The focus of IJ defensive operations will remain:
1. the jungle rough terrain of the India-Burma border
2. CENPAC islands, with the remaining atolls of the Marshalls, Kusaie, Ponape and Wake Island now on the front line.
3. PNG-Bougainville may end up being bypassed by the Allies, so HQ SEAF and HQ 8th Area Army may need to consider shifting some defensive strength towards NW New Guinea.




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RE: 9 Jan 44 reports - 7/23/2021 1:26:39 PM   
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Lots of combat power at Pearl…
No indication of ground forces, but with 375 ships in port that could include the USN CVs.
There are a lot more aircraft at PH than have been spotted before, so probably a sign of a build up of forces to come West.
Not good news for the Empire!





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10 Jan 44 reports - 7/24/2021 1:27:30 PM   
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A busy turn with air, land and sea action. Bengal and Cenpac.

The RN Eastern Fleet are getting a bit more serious here.
The Betty unit at Rangoon spotted this task force yesterday but didn’t launch a strike.
BC Repulse hit two mines at Chittagong so didn’t bombard with the rest of this task force.




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 10, 44
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ASW attack near Chittagong at 55,42
PB Fukeui Maru #7
Allied Ships
SS Trident, hits 1
SS Trident is sighted by escort
PB Fukeui Maru #7 attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Ramree Island at 52,49
DD Shiokaze
DD Yukaze
Allied Ships
SS O21
SS O21 is located by DD Shiokaze
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TF 421 encounters mine field at Chittagong (55,41)
Allied Ships
BC Renown, Mine hits 2
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Night Naval bombardment of Chittagong at 55,41 – all ships shown here bombarded, from BBs down to DEs!
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant
CA Suffolk
CA Sussex
CL Newcastle
DD Quilliam
DD Queensborough
DD Quality
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Van Galen
DD Isaac Sweers
DD Quickmatch
DD Quiberon
DD Vendetta
DE Encounter
DE Decoy
DE Arrow
Japanese ground losses:
155 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Manpower hits 3
Fires 539
Airbase hits 16
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 58
Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 1
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Night Air attack on Wotje , at 135,115 – lots of USN ships spotted in port at Wotje, but there are NF Corsairs overhead.
G4M1 Betty x 2
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed
1 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
Allied aircraft
F4U-2 Corsair x 4
VF(N)-75 with F4U-2 Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Some CAP have air radar
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 3
Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 8
Wellington B.X x 7
Liberator GR.III: 3 damaged
Manpower hits 7
Fires 2125
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 3
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 12
Liberator GR.III x 12
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
Liberator GR.III: 1 damaged
Manpower hits 6
Fires 6496
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Night Air attack on TF, near Chittagong at 55,41
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
Raid detected at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
E13A1 Jake x 6
E13A1 Jake: 2 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed by flak
5 x E13A1 Jake bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 2
Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 5
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
Manpower hits 2
Fires 4925
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Night Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 7
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Manpower hits 4 – the bombers seem to get more hits when there are bright fires burning to guide them in.
Fires 6525
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-84r Frank x 17
Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 16
P-40N5 Warhawk: 5 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Ki-84r Frank x 17
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 23
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 1 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Wotje at 135,115
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
N1K2-J George x 31
N1K2-J George: 1 damaged
31 x N1K2-J George bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
Allied Ships
xAK Hoegh Merchant, Shell hits 21, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
SC PC-578
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Wotje at 135,115
N1K2-J George x 31
N1K2-J George: 2 damaged
31 x N1K2-J George bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
Allied Ships
TK Mission Carmel, Shell hits 26, Bomb hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
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Morning Air attack on 33rd Infantry Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 17
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 17
Ki-84r Frank x 4
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 3 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
Spitfire VIII x 2
A-36 Mustang x 3
P-38H Lightning x 6
P-40N5 Warhawk x 6
P-51A Mustang x 4
P-40N5 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
Allied ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Diamond Harbour at 50,40
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 6 – these Helen pilots aren’t trained in NavB but the idea was for them to burn up some AA ammunition in case the IJN strikes went in.
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak
5 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
Allied aircraft
P-40N5 Warhawk x 4
Allied Ships
BC Renown
BB Queen Elizabeth
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Morning Air attack on 11th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Ki-84r Frank x 4
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
Spitfire VIII x 2
B-25C Mitchell x 16
B-25D1 Mitchell x 12
P-38H Lightning x 5
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5
P-40N26 Warhawk x 16
P-51A Mustang x 4
Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
P-40N26 Warhawk: 1 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 27th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 2
Spitfire VIII x 2
B-24J Liberator x 28
P-38H Lightning x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 49
P-51A Mustang x 4
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 2
P-38H Lightning x 3
P-38J Lightning x 32
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5
8 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
P-40N5 Warhawk x 5
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25
25 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
A-36 Mustang x 2
P-38H Lightning x 2
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25
P-51A Mustang x 4
25 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 20000 feet
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Maloelap at 138,115
N1K2-J George x 31
N1K2-J George: 4 damaged
31 x N1K2-J George bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
Allied Ships
SC PC-598, Shell hits 8, on fire
SC PC-784, Shell hits 10
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Afternoon Air attack on 2/9th Armoured Regiment, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 26
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 14
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 13
Ki-84r Frank x 11
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 5 destroyed – they have good pilots but seem to be outclassed by Spitfire Mk VIIIs, so Jan 1944 might be a good time to relegate the Tojo to a training role.
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
Spitfire VIII x 2
A-36 Mustang x 2
P-38H Lightning x 6
P-40N5 Warhawk x 6
P-51A Mustang x 3
Allied aircraft losses
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Allied ground losses:
15 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wotje at 135,115
N1K2-J George x 3
Allied Ships
SC PC-578
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Ground combat at Chittagong (55,41)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 59896 troops, 1179 guns, 1203 vehicles, Assault Value = 2295
Defending force 90867 troops, 1173 guns, 1199 vehicles, Assault Value = 3104
Japanese ground losses:
51 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
203 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 20 (3 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (5 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Assaulting units:
209th Combat Engineer Battalion
1st Cavalry (Spec) Cavalry Division
Provisionl Tank Brigade
32nd Infantry Division
4th Armoured Brigade
2/6th Armoured Regiment
27th Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
37th Infantry Division
2/9th Armoured Regiment
9th Australian Division
214th Coast AA Regiment
226th Field Artillery Battalion
2/11th Field Regiment
6th Medium Regiment
Defending units:
1st/B Division
6th Division
36th Division
1st/A Division
11th Tank Regiment
27th Division
11th Division
1st Tank Division
8th Division
1st/C Division
51st Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
5th RF Gun Battalion
26th Air Defense AA Regiment
51st Field AA Battalion
44th Ind.AA Gun Co
26th Fld AA Gun Co
56th Field AA Battalion
49th Field AA Battalion
34th Field AA Battalion
21st Fld AA Gun Co
52nd Ind.Mtn.Gun Battalion
9th RF Gun Battalion
15th Army
23rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
52nd Field AA Battalion
10th RF Gun Battalion
3rd Air Defense AA Regiment
11th RF Gun Battalion

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 10, 44
E13A1 Jake from 938 Ku T-2 has spotted BC Renown at 55,41 BC Renown is reported HIT
2LT Renzo V. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Renzo V. of 77th Sentai attains ace status!!
CPT Okajima F. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 16
WO Goto F. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 11
2LT Gyuba J. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Juni P. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
WO Azusa A. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Juni P. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 8
2LT Gyuba J. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Nishihata P. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 10
2LT Chiba B. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Iizuka D. of 66th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
a TM-4 class PT is reported HIT
SS Raton is reported HIT
SS Dace is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
a Triton class SS is reported HIT
SS Billfish is reported HIT
WO Hyakutake E. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
WO Hashiguchi R. of 33rd Sentai is credited with kill number 6
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
11 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 49th JNAF AF Unit from Kusaie Island
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 3rd Air Army from Silchar
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
Repairs completed on CA Kumano at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-173 at Victoria Point, ship returned to service
Sendai expands airfield to size 6
Miri expands fortifications to size 6
Allahabad expands airfield to size 5
Saidor expands fortifications to size 3
Maryborough expands airfield to size 6
343 Ku S-2 on CVL Mizuho converting to size 30 from 27
AK Akiura Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo – the IJN regular AK ships get some additional AA guns
AK Kazuura Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Kamogawa Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Keiyo Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Kenyo Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Sinko Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Tamagawa Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Teiyo Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Tatuwa Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Hitati Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Kosin Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Nitti Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
AK Nako Maru beginning refit in shipyard at Tokyo
67th JNAF AF Unit arrives at Tokyo – will move to Hachijo-jima to build an ASW patrol base. There are lots of USN submarines spotted in this area so likely about as many again that aren’t spotted. A Jake unit supported by an AV has been at Aogashima, but Hachijo-jima will be built up in preparation for the Naval Guard unit that will arrive in May 1944.


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11 Jan 44 reports - 7/24/2021 11:56:35 PM   
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The counter battery fire from behind level 6 forts was effective today.

The Allied unit stats in red border are from a few days ago, so the 754th and 767th Tank Bns have just arrived.
More Allied units are on the way.

Now that they are behind level 6 forts, the Chittagong defenders are ordered to stay and fight to try and delay the Allies.




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 11, 44
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TF 96 encounters mine field at Diamond Harbour (52,38)
Allied Ships
AMc Rampur
3 mines cleared
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ASW attack near Cuttack at 47,40
SS I-175
Allied Ships
BB Valiant
CA Suffolk
CA Sussex
CL Newcastle
DD Van Galen
DE Encounter
DD Quilliam
DD Queensborough
DD Quality
DD Tjerk Hiddes
SS I-175 is sighted by escort
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Night Air attack on Wotje , at 135,115 – oops, forgot to stand this Betty unit down after yesterday…
G4M1 Betty x 5
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak
Allied aircraft
F4U-2 Corsair x 5
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Night Air attack on Wotje , at 135,115
G4M1 Betty x 4
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
Allied aircraft
F4U-2 Corsair x 5
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Sub attack near Cuttack at 47,40
SS I-175, hits 19, and is sunk
Allied Ships
DD Quality
BB Valiant
CA Suffolk
CA Sussex
CL Newcastle
DD Van Galen
DE Encounter
DD Quilliam
DD Queensborough
DD Tjerk Hiddes
SS I-175 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Quality
DD Quilliam attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tjerk Hiddes attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-175 forced to surface!
DD Tjerk Hiddes firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Quilliam firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Queensborough firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Quality firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Tjerk Hiddes firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Quilliam firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Queensborough firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Quality firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Quilliam firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Queensborough firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves
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Night Naval bombardment of Mili at 136,121 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
N1K2-J George: 4 damaged
352 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
DD Fanning, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Warrington, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Frankford, Shell hits 6, on fire
DD Barton
DD McCalla
DD Dashiell
DD Bradford
Runway hits 3
Mili Naval Fortress firing at DD Fanning
DD Fanning firing at Mili Naval Fortress
Mili Naval Fortress firing at DD Warrington
DD Warrington firing at Mili Naval Fortress
Mili Naval Fortress firing at DD Frankford
DD Frankford firing at Mili Naval Fortress
Mili Naval Fortress firing at DD Barton
DD Barton firing at Mili Naval Fortress
DD McCalla firing at Mili
DD Dashiell firing at Mili
DD Bradford firing at Mili Naval Fortress
Mili Naval Fortress firing at DD Bradford
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TF 96 encounters mine field at Diamond Harbour (52,38)
Allied Ships
AMc Rampur
2 mines cleared
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ASW attack near Ramree Island at 52,49
DD Yukaze
Allied Ships
SS O21
SS O21 is sighted by escort
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Sub attack near Bassein at 52,51
AMc Santo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AMc Tenshin
Allied Ships
SS Trespasser
SS Trespasser launches 2 torpedoes at AMc Santo Maru
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Sub attack near Maloelap at 136,116
Japanese Ships
SS I-42, hits 9, heavy damage
Allied Ships
DD Barton
DD Fanning
DD Dashiell
DD Warrington
SS I-42 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Barton
DD Barton attacking submerged sub ....
Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
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Sub attack near Bassein at 52,51
PB Eiko Maru #2
xAK Toyokawa Maru
xAK Yuzan Maru
xAK Tokusima Maru
PB Kamitu Maru
Allied Ships
SS Trespasser
SS Trespasser launches 2 torpedoes at PB Eiko Maru #2
PB Kamitu Maru attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Vizagapatnam at 44,40
SS I-179, hits 5
Allied Ships
DE Encounter
CA Suffolk
CA Sussex
CL Newcastle
DD Vendetta
DD Quilliam
DD Queensborough
DD Quality
DD Tjerk Hiddes
SS I-179 launches 4 torpedoes at DE Encounter
DD Tjerk Hiddes attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 10
10 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet
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Morning Air attack on 19th Indian Division, at 58,39 , near Silchar
Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 40
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 6
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 18
Ki-84r Frank x 19
Ki-44-IIc Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-49-IIb Helen: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 16
Spitfire VIII x 7
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Allied ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
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Morning Air attack on 19th Indian Division, at 58,39 , near Silchar
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 18
Ki-84r Frank x 23
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 destroyed, 4 damaged
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 7
Spitfire VIII x 6
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Allied ground losses:
28 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 19th Indian Division, at 58,39 , near Silchar
Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 15
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 30
Ki-49-IIb Helen x 13
Ki-84r Frank x 33
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 4
Spitfire VIII x 2
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Allied ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 6th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Allied aircraft
Martlet IV x 6
B-24J Liberator x 17
B-25C Mitchell x 14
B-25D1 Mitchell x 19
B-25G Mitchell x 19
Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
192 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 17
B-25D1 Mitchell x 11
P-40N26 Warhawk x 15
B-24J Liberator: 6 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 8th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 11
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Sub attack near Naha at 93,66
PB Kinsyo Maru #2, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
TK Amakusa Maru
PB Okuyo Maru #2
Allied Ships
SS Pargo
SS Pargo launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kinsyo Maru #2
PB Okuyo Maru #2 attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Wotje at 135,115
SS I-43
Allied Ships
SC PC-598
SC PC-784
Captain of SS I-43 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-43 bottoming out ....
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Ground combat at Chittagong (55,41)
Allied Bombardment attack
Attacking force 1170 troops, 80 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value = 2448
Defending force 90776 troops, 1173 guns, 1199 vehicles, Assault Value = 3103
Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 50 (23 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 11, 44
Repairs completed on DD Shirayuki at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Namikaze at Singapore, ship returned to service
SS I-17 terminates patrol and enters Truk for repairs
Search H8K2 Emily destroyed by CAP at (135,115)
a Balao class SS is reported HIT
SS Tullibee is reported HIT
a Thames class SS is reported HIT
SS Dace is reported HIT
SS Dace is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over Port Moresby
1LT Goto H. of 26th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
WO Hasegawa W. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Renzo G. of 66th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
a 'S' 1942 and 1943 class SS is reported HIT
SS Tullibee is reported HIT
a KXI Class class SS is reported HIT
a 'T' 1940 Programme class SS is reported HIT
SS Dace is reported HIT
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Majuro
F-5A Lightning sighted over Akyab
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
11 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 49th JNAF AF Unit from Kusaie Island
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 3rd Air Army from Silchar
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
Tsu expands fortifications to size 2
Colombo expands airfield to size 9
Ramree Island expands fortifications to size 5
Kanoya expands fortifications to size 4
Ace pilot Hyakutake I. of 59th Sentai is promoted to 1LT
Ace pilot Suzuki O. of 85th Sentai is promoted to 2LT
BB Hiei taken out of commission to begin refit at Truk – this was a mistake but luckily only 1 of the 4 Kongos was disbanded in port or it would have been more of them… not a good idea to have a BB locked into the pierside at Truk. This is a 14 day upgrade that replaces some 15cm secondary guns with some more AA guns, and it doesn’t need a repair shipyard. The other 3x Kongos were hastily changed to “do not upgrade” so they don’t start the same upgrade.
67th JNAF AF Unit - some devices have been upgraded at Tokyo
Pilot Hoshikura E. is reported as to have escaped capture
Device(s) upgraded in 67th JNAF AF Unit supplied from Tokyo
Loss of AMc Santo Maru on Jan 11, 1944 is admitted
Loss of TK Hakko Maru on Sep 15, 1943 is admitted
Loss of SS I-42 on Jan 11, 1944 is admitted
Loss of SS I-175 on Jan 11, 1944 is admitted


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 12, 44
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,55
SC Ch 21
SC Ch 22
SS Clyde is located by SC Ch 21
Clyde bottoming out ....
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ASW attack near Bassein at 52,51
DD Yugiri
DD Ushio
DD Akebono
SS O21 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yugiri
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ASW attack near Cocanada at 40,40
SS I-174, hits 4, heavy damage
Allied Ships
DE Encounter
BB Queen Elizabeth
CA Suffolk
CA Sussex
CL Newcastle
DD Isaac Sweers
DE Arrow
DD Quilliam
DD Queensborough
SS I-174 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Encounter
DD Quilliam fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Queensborough attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
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Night Air attack on TF, near Diamond Harbour at 52,38
E13A1 Jake x 4
4 x E13A1 Jake bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
Allied aircraft
Beaufighter VIf x 8
Allied Ships
AMc Rampur
CAP engaged:
No.89 Sqn RAF with Beaufighter VIf (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
No.176 Sqn RAF with Beaufighter VIf (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Some CAP have air radar
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Sub attack near Moulmein at 54,55
SC Ch 21
SC Ch 22
Captain of SS Clyde elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Clyde bottoming out ....
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ASW attack near Ramree Island at 52,49
DD Yukaze
SS O21 is located by DD Yukaze
O21 diving deep ....
DD Yukaze attacking submerged sub ....
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Torokina at 109,130
N1K2-J George x 23
Allied aircraft
F4U-1 Corsair x 35
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 22
F4U-1 Corsair: 5 destroyed
Japanese Ships – the Georges didn’t even make contact with the Helldivers, the Corsairs must have held them off for long enough that they got through untouched.
AM Wa 102, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AM Wa 101, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
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Morning Air attack on 11th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 8
B-25D1 Mitchell x 21
B-25G Mitchell x 7
P-40N26 Warhawk x 14
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 70
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 3 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 8th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9
B-25D1 Mitchell x 10
B-25G Mitchell x 11
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 50
B-24J Liberator: 3 damaged
B-25G Mitchell: 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 36th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 14
B-25C Mitchell x 14
B-25D1 Mitchell x 9
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 24
Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 5 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment, at 58,39 , near Silchar
Ki-84r Frank x 35
Ki-84r Frank: 5 destroyed
Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 3
A-36 Mustang x 5
B-25D1 Mitchell x 21
P-38H Lightning x 8
P-40N5 Warhawk x 43
P-51A Mustang x 9
Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
P-38H Lightning: 1 destroyed
P-40N5 Warhawk: 7 destroyed
P-51A Mustang: 2 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
25 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 6th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 8
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged
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Morning Air attack on Mili , at 136,121
Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 14
B-24J Liberator x 7
F4U-1A Corsair x 4
Runway hits 1
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Morning Air attack on 1st Army, at 58,39 , near Silchar
Ki-84r Frank x 6
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 7
P-38H Lightning x 10
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
5 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 13
13 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet
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Sub attack near Batavia at 49,97
SC CHa-38
SC CHa-37
SC CHa-39
Allied Ships
SS Paddle, hits 5
SS Paddle launches 2 torpedoes at SC CHa-38
Paddle bottoming out ....
SC CHa-39 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-39 is out of ASW ammo
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Ground combat at 58,39 (near Silchar)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 14480 troops, 250 guns, 417 vehicles, Assault Value = 596
Defending force 1098 troops, 112 guns, 26 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
Allied adjusted assault: 161
Japanese adjusted defense: 11
Allied assault odds: 14 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender: supply(-)
Attacker: disruption(-), fatigue(-)
Japanese ground losses:
268 casualties reported
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 18 (11 destroyed, 7 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 4
Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 22 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 13 (2 destroyed, 11 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!
Assaulting units:
19th Indian Division
255th Armoured Brigade
Defending units:
6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Medium Field Artillery Regiment
22nd Air Defense AA Regiment
2nd RF Gun Battalion

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 12, 44
Repairs completed on SS I-27 at Manus, ship returned to service
PT-26 is reported HIT
SS Skate is reported HIT
SS Billfish is reported HIT
AMc Rampur is reported HIT
a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
SS Stonehenge is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over Port Moresby
PO1 Takagi A. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 4
PO2 Masuyama A. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Muranaka A. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Komachi P. of 202 Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 4
2LT Kawai I. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
WO Chiba G. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Taniguchi N. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 8
WO Genwa T. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Uchida W. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
WO Kawahara K. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
WO Koga A. of 66th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Chiba G. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Kawahara K. of 77th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
2LT Taniguchi N. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 9
1LT Azusa S. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 13
WO Hashiguchi G. of 66th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
1LT Azusa S. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 14
WO Hashiguchi G. of 66th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
1LT Namai, K. of 64th Sentai is credited with kill number 10
2LT Oba J. of 66th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Oba J. of 66th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Miyazaki O. of 66th Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Miyazaki O. of 66th Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Hasegawa L. of 59th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
SS Stonehenge is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over Akyab
F-4 Lightning sighted over Cox's Bazar
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
10 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 4th South Seas Gsn from Nauru Island
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 3rd Air Army from Silchar
6 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
Repairs completed on CA Haguro at Truk, ship returned to service
Loss of AM Wa 101 on Jan 12, 1944 is admitted
Loss of AM Wa 102 on Jan 12, 1944 is admitted
Loss of SS I-174 on Jan 12, 1944 is admitted
SS RO-43 arrives at Cam Ranh Bay – to 4th Fleet
ML G-205 arrives at Sapporo – these are very shot range Motor Launch (Torpedo) boats. They have a top speed of only 17 knots, so I can’t see them being anything but cannon fodder. Once all the 20# boats arrive I might move them in short hops to defend key bases along the Okinawa-Formosa-Luzon-Philippine Islands line. The much faster MTBs (38 knots) are being returned to the pool and then bought back using supply to defend bases in the Marianas.


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Franks on LRCAP over Chittagong contribute to a 101 to 25 score in the air today.
55x P47s shot down for 11 Franks.

CPT Dohibara was WIA today, with at least a 10 point experience penalty as a result.





AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 13, 44
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ASW attack near Ramree Island at 53,50
DD Shikinami
DD Sagiri
SS O21 is located by DD Shikinami
O21 diving deep ....
DD Sagiri attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 13
PV-1 Ventura: 7 damaged
PV-1 Ventura: 1 destroyed by flak
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 5
Wellington B.X x 5
Liberator GR.III: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 6
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 6
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 destroyed by flak
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 5
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
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Sub attack near Zamboanga at 76,87
PB Tokuho Maru #5
PB Choyo Maru #2
TK Nanrei Maru
SS Pogy launches 2 torpedoes at PB Tokuho Maru #5
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Night Naval bombardment of Maloelap at 136,117 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
271 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
Allied Ships
DD Barton, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD McCalla, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Dashiell, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Bradford, Shell hits 1
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DD Barton
DD Barton firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DD McCalla
DD McCalla firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DD Dashiell
DD Dashiell firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DD Bradford
DD Bradford firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
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Sub attack near Ramree Island at 52,49
DD Yukaze
SS O24 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Yukaze
O24 diving deep ....
DD Yukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Yukaze is out of ASW ammo
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Morning Air attack on 8th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Ki-84r Frank x 31
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 21
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 50
Allied aircraft losses
A-20G Havoc: 2 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 5 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 19 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
47 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
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Morning Air attack on Maloelap , at 136,117
N1K2-J George x 35
N1K2-J George: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-24J Liberator x 4
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 destroyed, 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
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Morning Air attack on Maloelap , at 136,117
N1K2-J George x 22
Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 8
TBM-1C Avenger: 1 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on Maloelap , at 136,117
N1K2-J George x 21
Allied aircraft
TBM-1C Avenger x 6
TBM-1C Avenger: 3 destroyed
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Morning Air attack on 1st Tank Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Ki-84r Frank x 18
Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 11
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 7 destroyed
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Afternoon Air attack on 8th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Ki-84r Frank x 28
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 22
B-25C Mitchell x 12
B-25D1 Mitchell x 29
B-25G Mitchell x 5
P-40N26 Warhawk x 14
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 68
Allied aircraft losses
B-24J Liberator: 14 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 7 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 10 damaged
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak
B-25G Mitchell: 3 damaged
P-40N26 Warhawk: 5 destroyed
P-47D2 Thunderbolt: 6 destroyed
Japanese ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
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Afternoon Air attack on 27th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Ki-84r Frank x 8
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Ki-84r Frank x 4
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 25
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on 1st/A Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
B-25G Mitchell x 11
P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 4
B-25G Mitchell: 3 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
33 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Afternoon Air attack on Chittagong , at 55,41
Allied aircraft
P-38J Lightning x 38
13 x P-38J Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet
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Ground combat at 58,39 (near Silchar)
Allied Deliberate attack
Attacking force 14368 troops, 251 guns, 416 vehicles, Assault Value = 574
Defending force 140 troops, 15 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 1
Allied adjusted assault: 192
Japanese adjusted defense: 1
Allied assault odds: 192 to 1
Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker: disruption(-)
Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 17 (17 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1
Assaulting units:
19th Indian Division
255th Armoured Brigade
Defending units:
2nd RF Gun Battalion

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 13, 44
Previous report of sinking of SS O24 incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 52, 49
a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
SS Stonehenge is reported HIT
a KXI Class class SS is reported HIT
a 'T' 1941 and 1942 class SS is reported HIT
1LT Kimiyama B. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 10
2LT Koda G. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
1LT Gushi F. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 12
1LT Kagawa A. of 87th Sentai is credited with kill number 11
1LT Hanzawa K. of 87th Sentai is credited with kill number 11
WO Kimiyama F. of 87th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
WO Kobayashi F. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Azusa D. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Taniguchi K. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
1LT Gushi F. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 13
CPT Hiramoto K. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 23
1LT Mitsumasa G. of 87th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
2LT Hida K. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Hanzawa B. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Hanzawa B. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
1LT Gyuba P. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 8
WO Kizuka N. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 9
WO Kobayashi F. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
1LT Mitsumasa G. of 87th Sentai is credited with kill number 8
WO Bunkichi I. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Genwa J. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
1LT Gyuba P. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 9
WO Bunkichi I. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 5
WO Bunkichi I. of 1st Sentai attains ace status!!
1LT Futagami E. of 87th Sentai is credited with kill number 10
WO Hirabayashi M. of 47th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
1LT Futagami E. of 87th Sentai is credited with kill number 11
PO1 Kanzaki H. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Kanzaki H. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Minowa J. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 4
LT Kurakane, Y. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Abe W. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 4
PO1 Sugiyama R. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 2
PO2 Fujimatsu U. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Kubota K. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 3
PO1 Kubota K. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 4
PO1 Nomura I. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 3
PO2 Akashiba A. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 2
PO1 Nomura I. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 4
PO2 Minowa J. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 5
PO2 Minowa J. of 253 Ku S-2 attains ace status!!
1LT Futagami E. of 87th Sentai is credited with kill number 12
MAJ Sakagawa, T. of 47th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
WO Kajinami, S. of 47th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Hida K. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Anabuki T. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Miyajima N. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
1LT Gyuba P. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 10
2LT Anabuki T. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Anabuki T. of 31st Sentai attains ace status!!
WO Miyajima N. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Koda G. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 8
2LT Azusa D. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 5
2LT Azusa D. of 31st Sentai attains ace status!!
PO1 Sagara M. of 253 Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 2
SS Puffer is reported HIT
CPT Asano, H. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 9
WO Kakimoto S. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 2
1LT Higashiyama C. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 19
2LT Hoshikura R. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 8
1LT Taniguchi R. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 7
2LT Hoshikura R. of 1st Sentai is credited with kill number 9
1LT Tsukamoto N. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 9
1LT Kawamoto, K. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Kaoki N. of 47th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
2LT Gushi V. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
2LT Inuzuka T. of 47th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
2LT Gushi V. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
1LT Kawamoto, K. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
2LT Inuzuka T. of 47th Sentai is credited with kill number 7
WO Senda N. of 47th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
2LT Kimura B. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 2
WO Kawahara F. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 6
WO Daigo U. of 47th Sentai is credited with kill number 4
WO Chiba R. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 8
2LT Kimura B. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 3
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
10 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 4th South Seas Gsn from Nauru Island
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 1st Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 2nd Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
6 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
Repairs completed on SS I-153 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CVE Chuyo at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CVE Taiyo at Truk, ship returned to service
Kweilin expands fortifications to size 3
Paoshan expands fortifications to size 3
Praboemoelih expands airfield to size 3
Ace pilot Takagi C. of 6th Ku S-1/B is promoted to CPO
Ace pilot Harada M. of 66th Sentai is promoted to 2LT
SS I-45 arrives at Takamatsu to 4th Fleet
SS I-52 arrives at Takamatsu – to SWAF which is starting to run a bit short on submarines. The I-52 has got long legs so it might conduct a patrol on the West coast of India to see what it can find.
LST T-102 arrives at Maizuru
61st Air Flotilla arrives at Tokyo – to Saipan
62nd Air Flotilla arrives at Tokyo – to Tinian
72nd Air Flotilla arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo - to Kagoshima to cover Kyushu-Okinawa.
25th Field AA Machinecannon Company arrives at Tokyo
1st Raiding Force arrives at Tokyo – Southern Army, so will move south towards Timor.
71st Field AA Battalion arrives at Tokyo – assigned to Burma Area Army so will move there.
54th Naval Guard Unit arrives at Tokyo – to the Kuriles as part of NEAF / 5th Fleet defences.
55th Naval Guard Unit arrives at Tokyo – to the Kuriles, same as above.
30th Special Base Force arrives at Babeldaob – will be moved to Manila as the 3rd Base Force is already at Babeldoab.


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RE: 13 Jan 44 reports - 7/25/2021 10:44:30 PM   
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Ouch, someone must not be training his aircrew too well.

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ORIGINAL: rustysi

Ouch, someone must not be training his aircrew too well.


My thoughts too, they might be new Allied pilots.
Still lots of 81+ experience IJAAF fighter pilots but the mechanics are struggling to keep the planes in the air!
Supply is also difficult to keep pushing to forward airfields now after the railway from Chittagong was cut. All as expected.

Fair to say that cracks are starting to appear but the wall of IJA Divisions along the India-Burma border should last a while yet.
It looks like the Allies will bring another Corps or two to Chittagong soon and keep bombarding from the sea.

Combined Fleet have been asked whether they could get some strike capability into the Bay of Bengal to intercept the RN, then back to the Pacific in time to deter the USN.

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ORIGINAL: Evoken

I really love these detailed graphics you make


I will second that - I revisited some recently to remind myself of historic IJ HQ allocations. Much easier to reference than Google!


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ORIGINAL: jdsrae

The George “fighter bomber” worked!



The virtues of fighter aircraft on LowNav is fairly new to me too, glad to see someone else is having success (and with pilots that aren't best suited for it as well). Makes me feel justified in training LowNav as a core fighter pilot skill now!


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Franks on LRCAP over Chittagong contribute to a 101 to 25 score in the air today.
55x P47s shot down for 11 Franks.


What's your CAP settings?

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What's your CAP settings?



Here's a look at the settings for 11th Sentai, the best Sentai in the IJAAF.
Pilots with fatigue <10 probably didn't fly yesterday.

There were 5x Frank Sentai with the same orders: 1st, 11th, 31st, 47th and 87th.
The risk of this setting is that none of the fighters are on local CAP, so the Allies could bomb the home airfield, but they haven't been doing that yet so it is a calculated risk.
Orders for these 5x Sentai will change to local CAP30% range 0 for today to give most of the pilots a "rest" and let the mechanics work on the other 70% of the aircraft. Franks with battle damage can take up to 2 weeks to get back in action, unless the magic railway mechanics are used.

I might be able to find a substitute 5 other Frank Sentai to provide LRCAP70% range 0 to share the workload, but after the losses today the Allies might go for a different target, like one of the fighter airfields.




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You can sort your pilots by fatigue and then put the most fatigued pilots into Group Reserve to rest them.

Put a percentage of aircraft on rest if you want to make sure that some get repairs.

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You can sort your pilots by fatigue and then put the most fatigued pilots into Group Reserve to rest them.

Put a percentage of aircraft on rest if you want to make sure that some get repairs.


I’m happy to leave those decisions to the local commanders.
Setting 0 rest means up to the full unit might scramble, which I prefer on the front line air bases.
It doesn’t seem right to have some pilots lounging around at the bar while bombs fall on them!

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Those repair times are estimates. I find having excess AS squads at a base will help get those planes back in the air more quickly.

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A Rangoon based Betty strike finally launches with some Emily, all carrying torps.
HMS Sussex is hit by one and HMS Valiant by four!
No sinking sounds heard but Valiant has to be in trouble.

5x Betty pilots and 1x Emily pilot were KIA.




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 14, 44
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 8
Wellington B.X x 16
Liberator B.III: 4 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 6
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 5
Liberator GR.III: 1 damaged
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 8
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
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Sub attack near Ramree Island at 53,48 – there are multiple ASW Divisions of 3-4 DDs hunting for submarines on the South Arakan coast, mostly between Rangoon and Remree Island. The Fubuki IIs will soon become CL escorts with Mutsuki and Minekaze class DDs taking over this ASW operation. They aren’t getting many hits but their agility makes it hard for the subs to hit them and they are making the subs use their torpedoes.
DD Shiokaze
DD Yakaze
SS Trespasser launches 2 torpedoes at DD Shiokaze
Trespasser diving deep ....
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ASW attack near Ramree Island at 52,49
DD Yakaze
SS O21 is located by DD Yakaze
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Morning Air attack on 17th Division, at 60,40 (Imphal) – unescorted bombers test Imphal but run into the veteran 11th Sentai and friends on local CAP.
Ki-84r Frank x 13
Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6
B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
31st Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
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Morning Air attack on 11th Division, at 55,41 (Chittagong)
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 8
A-20G Havoc x 11
P-38J Lightning x 6
A-20G Havoc: 2 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
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Morning Air attack on 17th Division, at 60,40 (Imphal)
Ki-84r Frank x 8
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 5
B-25D1 Mitchell x 6
B-25D1 Mitchell: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cuttack at 48,41
Weather in hex: Severe storms
Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes
Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 19
H8K2 Emily x 5
G4M1 Betty: 12 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed by flak
H8K2 Emily: 2 damaged
5 x H8K2 Emily launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
17 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
Allied Ships
CA Sussex, Torpedo hits 1
BB Valiant, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
BB Queen Elizabeth
DD Quilliam
CA Suffolk
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Sub attack near Batavia at 49,97
SC CHa-37
SC CHa-38
Allied Ships
SS Paddle, hits 4
Captain of SS Paddle elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
Paddle bottoming out ....
SC CHa-38 attacking submerged sub ....
SC CHa-38 is out of ASW ammo

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 14, 44
Task Force 262 lays defensive minefield at Chittagong ( 55 , 41) and sets course for Rangoon
Repairs completed on DD Yunagi at Truk, ship returned to service
SS Tullibee is reported HIT
SS Stonehenge is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over Port Moresby
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Majuro
WO Kado K. of 11th Sentai is credited with kill number 9
2LT Okamoto S. of 31st Sentai is credited with kill number 3
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Manus
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS Whale is reported HIT
SS Stonehenge is reported HIT
SS Stonehenge is reported HIT
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Maloelap
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
10 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 4th South Seas Gsn from Nauru Island
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 1st Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 2nd Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
Keijo expands fortifications to size 5
Bangkok expands fortifications to size 6
Eureka expands port to size 3
Mandalay expands fortifications to size 5
Hughenden expands airfield to size 5
Mussau Island expands port to size 2
Tsuyung expands airfield to size 4
Aircraft B7A2 Grace advances R&D – to 5/44
Previous report of sinking of SS Tambor incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Ryuho-1 on CVL Ryuho converting to size 22 from 18 – only recently realised that the 31 capacity minus 9 for Jills left 22 spots available for A6M8s. That is now fixed with an additional “shotai” added to Ryuho-1.
E W-30 arrives at Tokyo
AO Sunosaki arrives at Maizuru
TK Ichiyo Maru arrives at Maizuru
MTB G-541 arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
SC CHa-74 arrives at Ominato
221 Ku S-1 arrives at Kanoya – assigned to 27th Air Flotilla and sent to Hakodate to train up some rookie fighter pilots in NEAF. These pilots will learn how to fly in George-2s.
71st I.F.Chutai arrives at Medan – it arrives attached to 3rd Air Army, so it has been issued Frank-R and takes rookie pilots to train up.


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The RN task force shown here bombarded Chittagong to little effect and was spotted moving West back towards Madras, then this contact with HMS Sussex that was damaged from 1x Betty torp yesterday.
A Betty strike from Rangoon “failed to find the target due to range or weather” but I-173 scores 1 hit from 4 torps launched.
Glug glug sounds heard, but it could have been any of the four Allied ships on this list.
Are 2x torps enough to sink a RN CA?

BC Renown is still on the sunk ships list due to 2x mines from 11 Jan 44, but there are still big question marks over that one.





AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 15, 44
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Sub attack near Rangoon at 53,55
DD Hakaze
DD Akikaze
SS Clyde launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hakaze
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Submarine attack near Chittagong at 55,41
SSX Ha-39, hits 8, and is sunk
Allied Ships
CA Suffolk
CL Newcastle
DD Isaac Sweers
DE Encounter
DE Arrow
DD Quilliam
SSX Ha-39 is sighted by escort
DD Quilliam attacking submerged sub ....
SSX Ha-39 forced to surface!
DD Quilliam firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves
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Night Naval bombardment of Chittagong at 55,41
BB Queen Elizabeth
CA Suffolk
CL Newcastle
Japanese ground losses:
53 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 19
Port hits 7
BB Queen Elizabeth firing at Chittagong
CA Suffolk firing at 8th Division
CL Newcastle firing at 36th Division
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ASW attack near Batavia at 49,97
SC CHa-37
SC CHa-39
SS Paddle is sighted by escort
Paddle bottoming out ....
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Sub attack near Cuttack at 45,43
SS I-173, hits 2
Allied Ships
CA Sussex, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Queensborough
SS I-173 launches 4 torpedoes at CA Sussex
I-173 diving deep ....
DD Queensborough attacking submerged sub ....
DD Queensborough is out of ASW ammo

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 15, 44
Repairs completed on CA Maya at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Kinugawa Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Asakaze Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Huzikawa Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Mogamigawa Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Shinanogawa Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Tenyo Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Keisyo Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Koei Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Johore Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Nitisan Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Nozima Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Onoe Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Yamagiri Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Yamabiko Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Kumagawa Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Yamakaze Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Yamazato Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Yamazuki Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Yodogawa Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Noto Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Nissyu Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Kosei Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Kyusyu Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Yokohama Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Zenyo Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on AK Kotoku Maru at Tokyo, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Chikuma at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CA Tone at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Oi at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Uzuki at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Akatsuki at Singapore, ship returned to service
SS Stonehenge is reported HIT
SS Billfish is reported HIT
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Manus
SS Cabrilla is reported HIT
AMc Rampur is reported HIT
a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
SS O24 is reported HIT
SS O21 is reported HIT
SS O24 is reported HIT
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Maloelap
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Kavieng
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
11 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 4th South Seas Gsn from Nauru Island
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 1st Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 2nd Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
6 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
6 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
Repairs completed on DD Wakazuki at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Urakaze at Truk, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Mutsuki at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Hibiki at Singapore, ship returned to service
Borzya expands airfield to size 8
Ace pilot Azusa G. of 85th Sentai is promoted to 1LT
Ace pilot Miyauchi S. of 85th Sentai is promoted to 1LT
11th RGC Ind. Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Hengyang – most of these Chinese collaborationist garrison troops don’t need to take the extra replacements available from these TOE upgrades, but if some of them fill out they will allow more regular IJA Brigades to move forward to Burma. All of them will be allowed to take replacements just so that they are ready and trained up to 50ish experience for the potential mainland battles ahead.
12th RGC Ind. Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Liuchow
1st RGC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to RGC Route Brigade at Chaochow
2nd RGC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to RGC Route Brigade at Kukong
3rd RGC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to RGC Route Brigade at Wuchow
4th RGC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to RGC Route Brigade at Kweilin
5th RGC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to RGC Route Brigade at Nanning
8th RGC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to RGC Route Brigade at Hwainan
9th RGC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to RGC Route Brigade at Pengpu
1st NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Paoting
2nd NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Taiyuan
3rd NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Tsiaotso
4th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Anyang
5th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Kaifeng
6th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Kaifeng
7th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Suchow
8th NCPC Infantry Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Suchow
1st NCPC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Weihsien
24th NCPC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Paoting
102nd NCPC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Kweisui
105th NCPC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Tangshan
CA Sussex is reported to have been sunk near Cuttack on Jan 15, 1944
Loss of SSX Ha-39 on Jan 15, 1944 is admitted


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Lots of TOE upgrades in China prompted a check of what units I had failed to set to Rest/Training.
The 29th Div Cavalry Regt can trade in their horses, a few HMG squads and AT guns for Type 95 Light Tanks.
It feels like a good thing to swap horses for tanks seeing as it is Jan 1944.





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Two of the Naval District HQ Base Forces can also upgrade their TOE.
Lots of additional 12.7cm DP guns will come in handy once the B-29s start visiting these hexes.
The extra aviation support at Yokosuka will also be useful.

151 days until all the JAAF Base Forces and JAAF AF Bns can upgrade their TOEs, mostly taking more AA guns into each.
More AA guns that will cost supply to create and will burn more when they fire, but should keep chipping away at the Allied bomber force.





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Allied ships were spotted on the direct path back to Pearl Harbour so I-41 was set to patrol the route.
USS Frankford was already blowing smoke so may have been damaged in one of the recent duels with a Naval Fortress.
Sinking sounds were heard.




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 16, 44
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ASW attack near Aogashima at 112,66
DD Asashio
CA Chikuma – this is CA Division 6 moving south to Truk, now spotted by the Allies.
CA Tone
DD Arashio
DD Asagumo
DD Minegumo
DD Natsugumo
Allied Ships
SS Bowfin, hits 6, heavy damage
SS Bowfin launches 2 torpedoes at DD Asashio
Bowfin diving deep ....
DD Asagumo attacking submerged sub ....
DD Asagumo is out of ASW ammo
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Submarine attack near Johnston Island at 160,107
SS I-41
Allied Ships
DD Frankford, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Frankford is sighted by SS I-41
SS I-41 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Frankford
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 15
Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 6
Wellington GR.XIII x 8
Liberator GR.III: 1 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 15
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 12
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 15
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 20
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 13
Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 6
PV-1 Ventura: 2 damaged
6 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 5000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 11
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 4
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
4 x Liberator B.III bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 10
Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 4
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 9
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 2 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 4
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 7
PV-1 Ventura: 3 damaged
7 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 5000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 6
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 5
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
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ASW attack near Bassein at 52,51
DD Ushio
DD Yugiri
DD Akebono
Allied Ships
SS O21, hits 3
SS O21 is located by DD Ushio
O21 diving deep ....
DD Akebono attacking submerged sub ....
DD Akebono is out of ASW ammo
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ASW attack near Lunga at 114,139
SS I-181, hits 3
Allied Ships – some action in the Solomons with some big AKAs spotted.
CL Honolulu
DD Gansevoort
AKA Procyon
AKA Oberon
AKA Alcyon
DD Russell
DD Mustin
DD Hammann
DD Hughes
SS I-181 is sighted by escort
I-181 diving deep ....
DD Russell attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hammann attacking submerged sub ....

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 16, 44
Previous report of sinking of DD Fanning incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 160, 107
Repairs completed on TK Jinei Maru at Manila, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Yayoi at Singapore, ship returned to service
SS I-43 terminates patrol and enters Truk for repairs
SS Pogy is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over 20th Division
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Kavieng
an Allied AM is reported HIT
a Grampus class SS is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS Billfish is reported HIT
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
10 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 63rd Naval Guard Unit from Tarawa
18 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 1st Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 2nd Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
Ace pilot Eto T. of 85th Sentai is promoted to 2LT
26th Sentai converting to Ki-84r Frank – at Rangoon
Previous report of sinking of SS O21 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
101st NCPC Route Brigade's TOE was upgraded to NCPC Infantry Brigade at Kalgan
Yokosuka Naval Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJN Yokosuk Naval 4 Base Force at Yokohama/Yokosuka
Kure Naval Base Force's TOE was upgraded to IJN Kure Naval Base Force at Hiroshima/Kure
DD Frankford is reported to have been sunk near Johnston Island on Jan 16, 1944
ML G-206 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka


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The Allied CIC has given me a heads up that he'll be travelling a bit in late Aug, so "plenty of time to plan the Soviet invasion"!

The IJA commitment to the Burma/India theatre means that the Allies committed multiple Armies to counter it.
With those large Allied Armies now advancing, most of those IJA troops will be needed to defend (or conduct delay operations) against them.

IGHQ will trust in the Japan-Soviet non-aggression pact holding, but will have to start making serious plans in early 1945 to defend against the Soviet Manchurian offensive.

Found this image on the interweb which sums up what I am expecting will happen in this virtual war too:





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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 17, 44
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ASW attack near Ramree Island at 53,50
DD Sagiri
SS O24 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Sagiri
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ASW attack near Clark Field at 78,76
SC Ch 32
SS Jack is sighted by escort
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Sub vs Sub: SS I-182 attacking SS Searaven at 93,141 - near Cairns
SS I-182
Allied Ships
SS Searaven
SS I-182 launches 4 torpedoes at 2,000 yards
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 21
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 17
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 3 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 5
B-24J Liberator: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 3
Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 4
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 2
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7
Airbase hits 1
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ASW attack near Bassein at 52,51
DD Akebono
DD Yugiri
DD Ushio
Allied Ships
SS O24, hits 12, heavy damage
SS O24 is located by DD Akebono
DD Ushio attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Manus at 103,119
xAK Utide Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Unkai Maru #6
PB Santos Maru
SS Balao launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Utide Maru
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115
N1K2-J George x 33
N1K2-J George: 2 damaged
33 x N1K2-J George bombing from 100 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 2
Allied Ships
DE Baron, Shell hits 1, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DE Acree, Shell hits 4, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
AKA Libra, Shell hits 11, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
CAP engaged:
VMF-311 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
Raid is overhead
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kwajalein Island at 132,115
Weather in hex: Light cloud
Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes
Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 28
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged – this hurt, the morning raid must have alerted the radar operators who managed to scramble some defenders to meet the afternoon raid. These Georges have 70+ experience pilots who are knocking on the door of earning their CV wings, but a few went KIA and MIA today.
Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 7
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
Allied Ships
AKA Virgo
CAP engaged:
VMF-114 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
VMF-311 with F4U-1A Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
VMF-422 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 17, 44
Repairs completed on DD Akigumo at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Naganami at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-28 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-17 at Truk, ship returned to service
SS Puffer is reported HIT
a Gar class SS is reported HIT
SS Balao is reported HIT
SS Balao is reported HIT
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Maloelap
a Elco 80ft PT class PT is reported HIT
a Grampus class SS is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
SS Balao is reported HIT
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
10 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 63rd Naval Guard Unit from Tarawa
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 1st Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
5 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
6 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
Repairs completed on DD Makinami at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Makigumo at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Naka at Singapore, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on CL Sendai at Singapore, ship returned to service
Akita expands airfield to size 5
Finschhafen expands fortifications to size 3
Aircraft J1N1-Sa Irving advances R&D – to 6/44 +2/day, so they will start production some time in Apr 1944. There are 81x Irving-S in the pool from building them at 30/month. That seems to be about the right number with a few size 18 J1N1 units due to arrive within the next few months.
Ace pilot Iwaya G. of 64th Sentai is promoted to 1LT
DE Acree is reported to have been sunk near Kwajalein Island on Jan 17, 1944

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 18, 44
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ASW attack near Rangoon at 53,55
DD Tachikaze
DD Hokaze
Allied Ships
SS Clyde, hits 1
SS Clyde is located by DD Tachikaze
Clyde bottoming out ....
DD Tachikaze attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 10
Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 6
PV-1 Ventura: 5 damaged
6 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 5000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 10
Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 5
Liberator GR.III: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 5
Liberator B.III: 3 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 2
Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 6
Liberator GR.III: 2 damaged
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 8
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 4
Liberator GR.III: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 5
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 8
B-24J Liberator: 1 destroyed by flak
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 6
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Sub attack near Cairns at 93,140
SS I-182, hits 2
Allied Ships
AM Horsham
AM Freemantle
AM Stawell
AM Lithgow
SS I-182 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Horsham
I-182 diving deep ....
AM Lithgow attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Siquijor at 77,87
TK Yozan Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB AnsyuMaru
SS Darter launches 2 torpedoes at TK Yozan Maru
Darter diving deep ....
PB AnsyuMaru attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Bassein at 52,51
xAKL Kuramasan Maru – still running some supply from Rangoon to Chittagong in small xAKL task forces with PB escorts. The Allies haven’t tried naval attacks in this theatre yet, perhaps too worried about Franks being on CAP.
xAKL Hachirogata Maru
PB Rokko Maru
SS Trespasser is sighted by escort
Trespasser diving deep ....
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Sub attack near Siquijor at 77,87
PB AnsyuMaru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SS Darter launches 2 torpedoes
Darter diving deep ....
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Sub attack near Cooktown at 93,138
SS I-184
Allied Ships
AM Freemantle
AM Horsham
AM Stawell
AM Lithgow
Captain of SS I-184 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-184 diving deep ....
AM Lithgow attacking submerged sub ....
AM Lithgow is out of ASW ammo

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 18, 44
Repairs completed on DD Takanami at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Yugumo at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Tanker TF 10 aborts mission and returns to Tarakan – an interesting message. This CS task force still has a full tanker and PB escort but turns back to Tarakan rather than proceeding on to Manila to unload.
a 'U' 1941 Long Hull class SS is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS Stonehenge is reported HIT
SS Balao is reported HIT
a 'U' 1941 Long Hull class SS is reported HIT
a 'U' 1941 Long Hull class SS is reported HIT
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Majuro
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
12 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 63rd Naval Guard Unit from Tarawa
6 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting Kure 5th SNLF from Vella Lavella
7 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 12th JNAF AF Unit from Vella Lavella
TK Yozan Maru sinks at sea
Repairs completed on DD Kazegumo at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Kumamoto expands airfield to size 8
Kirin expands fortifications to size 4
Molokai expands airfield to size 6
Vizagapatnam expands airfield to size 6
Kukong expands fortifications to size 4
Ace pilot Matsunaga J. of Chitose-1 is promoted to PO1
Ace pilot Saito N. of 64th Sentai is promoted to 2LT
Ace pilot Inoue D. of 42nd I.F.Chutai is promoted to 1LT
Previous report of sinking of SS Hackleback incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Loss of xAK Sydney Maru #2 on Jul 18, 1943 is admitted
Loss of PB AnsyuMaru on Jan 18, 1944 is admitted
TK Medan Maru arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
xAP Saipan Maru arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo – this is the last xAP from the production queue. They haven’t been used very often, spending most of the war sitting in port at Tokyo in between moving the odd large unit south to the Marianas or Singapore.
AM Shepparton is reported to have been sunk near Palm Island on Aug 31, 1943


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 19, 44
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Sub attack near Clark Field at 78,76
SC Ch 31
SC Ch 32
SS Jack launches 2 torpedoes at SC Ch 31
Jack diving deep ....
SC Ch 32 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 32 is out of ASW ammo
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TF 197 encounters mine field at Cox's Bazar (54,43)
PB Fukeui Maru #7
PB Atsu Maru
3 mines cleared
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ASW attack near Ramree Island at 52,49
DD Nagatsuki
DD Yuzuki
Allied Ships
SS Trespasser, hits 6
SS Trespasser is located by DD Nagatsuki
DD Yuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 6
Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 11
Wellington B.X: 4 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 3
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 7
Liberator B.III: 5 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 6
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 6
PV-1 Ventura: 4 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Wellington GR.XIII x 6
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 6
Liberator GR.III: 2 damaged
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 6
B-24D1 Liberator: 1 damaged
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Sub attack near Kirakira at 114,141
SS RO-109
Allied Ships
xAK Age, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
SS RO-109 launches 2 torpedoes

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 19, 44
Repairs completed on CL Yahagi at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on DD Shimakaze at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on SS I-43 at Truk, ship returned to service
SS Capelin is reported HIT
a Balao class SS is reported HIT
a KXIV Class class SS is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS Billfish is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over Woodlark Island – the Allies will see that Woodlark has been abandoned by the IJN, so they may be tempted to try and establish a few more footholds around PNG.
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Manus
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Rabaul
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
11 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 63rd Naval Guard Unit from Tarawa
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 3rd Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 4th Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
Repairs completed on CL Jintsu at Singapore, ship returned to service
Ketoi-jima expands airfield to size 1
Madang expands fortifications to size 5
Comilla expands airfield to size 5
Previous report of sinking of SS Parche incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
29th Division's TOE was upgraded to IJA B-Type Inf+TK Division at Singapore – HQ Southern Army had to train south from Bangkok to get within 18 hex range of Singapore to make this TOE upgrade happen.
DE Harold C. Thomas is reported to have been sunk near Wotje on Oct 20, 1943
MTB G-542 arrives at Kobe
ML G-207 arrives at Shimizu
MTB G-12 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
xAK Age is reported to have been sunk near Kirakira on Jan 19, 1944





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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 20, 44
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Sub attack near Miyako-jima at 92,66
E Kunashiri, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage – sunk. The surface search radar didn’t help spot the sub before it launched torps, but at least the Escort did its job and screened the tankers. They are empty and moving back to Singapore to fill up.
E Shimushu
AMC Asaka Maru
TK Toa Maru
TK Teiyo Maru
TK Kuroshio Maru
E Ishigaki
Allied Ships
SS Pargo, hits 4
SS Pargo launches 2 torpedoes at E Kunashiri
Pargo diving deep ....
E Ishigaki attacking submerged sub ....
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 12
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 6
Liberator GR.III x 5
Wellington GR.XIII x 11
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Liberator GR.III: 1 damaged
Wellington GR.XIII: 1 damaged
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 12
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 9
Liberator GR.III x 12
Liberator B.III: 5 damaged
Liberator GR.III: 2 damaged
Japanese ground losses:
4 casualties reported
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Runway hits 4
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 12
Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 9
5 x Wellington B.X bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 12
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 3 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 9
B-24D1 Liberator: 7 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 2
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7
Runway hits 1
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Sub attack near Cairns at 93,139
SS I-184, hits 2 – all the near misses from the last two days sum to moderate damage, so despite not launching torps it needs to return to port for repairs.
Allied Ships
AM Lithgow
AM Freemantle
AM Stawell
Captain of SS I-184 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
I-184 diving deep ....
AM Stawell attacking submerged sub ....
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Sub attack near Aogashima at 112,65
AD Kashiwara Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage – was loading some supply before moving one hex NE to Hachijo-jima. Now on fire, major flood damage and 200ish supply points still on board to feed the flames. She’s probably a goner…
SS Grenadier launches 4 torpedoes
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ASW attack near Cairns at 93,140
SS I-182
Allied Ships
AM Lithgow
AM Freemantle
AM Stawell
SS I-182 is located by AM Lithgow
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ASW attack near San Francisco at 216,74
SS I-6, hits 5
Allied Ships
TK Mission Purisima
DD Monaghan
SS I-6 is sighted by escort
DD Monaghan attacking submerged sub ....
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ASW attack near Chittagong at 55,41
PB Rokko Maru
SS Sea Rover is sighted by escort
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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 98,63
E Kamome
TK Yamaoka Maru
TK Amagi Maru #2
E Sarushima
E Nasami
Allied Ships
SS Sealion, hits 1
SS Sealion is sighted by escort – no surface search radars in this task force as the Escorts are Natsushima class. They have average skippers and crew experience average about 45, but they still manage to spot the sub before it attacks.
E Nasami attacking submerged sub ....

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 20, 44
Repairs completed on SS RO-104 at Manila, ship returned to service
an Allied SS is reported HIT
SS Tullibee is reported HIT
SS Balao is reported HIT
SS Balao is reported HIT
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Mili
F-5A Lightning sighted over Imphal
SS Whale is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over Imphal - the Allied recon units are starting to look a little deeper behind the front line…
F-5A Lightning sighted over Dimapur
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
12 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 63rd Naval Guard Unit from Tarawa
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 3rd Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 4th Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
Nagpur expands airfield to size 4
85th Sentai converting to Ki-84r Frank – at Rangoon, upgrading from Tojo IIc
Previous report of sinking of SS Cod incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Loss of E Kunashiri on Jan 20, 1944 is admitted
Loss of SS I-157 on Oct 20, 1943 is admitted
LST T-103 arrives at Niigata





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RE: 20 Jan 44 reports - 8/1/2021 12:22:07 PM   
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ADM Kato and the VADMs of the Combined Fleet congratulate CDR Kaseda on his appointment to command at Truk.
His mission is to get the ARD safely to Guam, effectively relocating the main support base for the 2x Submarine Squadrons allocated to 4th Fleet and the 1x Sub Sqn allocated to SEAF to Guam.
An AM Div under the command of LCDR Ikehama will escort the ARD as they move slowly north. What are the chances that they will make it?!




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RE: 20 Jan 44 reports - 8/1/2021 1:25:24 PM   
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Here's a look at the plan for the IJA Generals.

GENs are needed for six Area Armies that start with LGENs in command; the 5th, 6th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 18th.
There are only 4x spare GENs on the reserve list, two of them semi-retired Prince Field Marshals and the Prime Minister, Tojo.
The two old Princes will take command of an Area Army each in Japan; the 5th and 13th.
GEN Kawabe is currently commanding 3rd Army (Corps) so he will be replaced and return to Japan to command Central Army, as he historically commanded 15th Area Army.
GEN Nishio retired in 1943 IRL, but in this game he will be ordered back to China as a subordinate 6th Area Army commander.
GEN Tojo will be replaced by a civilian Prime Minister and will be ordered South to command 14th Area Army. GEN Yamashita stays as a LGEN in this game.
LGEN Nakamura historically retained command of 18th Area Army when it was created from the 39th Army so it will be lowest priority for a GEN.

There is an excess of good Air HQ Generals on the reserve list that will be used to replace Air Army and Air Div commanders as those units arrive.




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21 Jan 44 reports - 8/2/2021 1:12:01 PM   
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The Allies found a gap in the flimsy night fighter screen over Imphal...

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 21, 44
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 13
Allied aircraft
PV-1 Ventura x 12
PV-1 Ventura: 5 damaged
Airbase hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 13
Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 5
B-24D1 Liberator: 4 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 13
Allied aircraft
Liberator GR.III x 19
B-24J Liberator x 4
Liberator GR.III: 4 damaged
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Japanese aircraft
no flights – the Nick-C “night fighters” based at Imphal are providing LRCAP over Silchar leaving their home base unprotected… That will be fixed tomorrow but more NF are needed.
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 19
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 13
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 8
B-24J Liberator: 4 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 10
Allied aircraft
Wellington B.X x 6
Wellington B.X: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 5
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 4
Liberator B.III: 1 damaged
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 5
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 4
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 5
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 3
Allied aircraft
Liberator B.III x 5
Liberator B.III: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 5
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 7
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6
Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Runway hits 2
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ASW attack near Kuala Lumpur at 48,77
TK Risshun Maru
TK Tsushima Maru
E Tomozuru
E Hatsukari
Allied Ships
SS KXVII, hits 5
SS KXVII is sighted by escort
KXVII bottoming out ....
E Hatsukari attacking submerged sub ....

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 21, 44
SS Balao is reported HIT
SS Lancetfish is reported HIT
a Triton class SS is reported HIT
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Majuro
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard AD Kashiwara Maru
an Allied AM is reported HIT
SS Lancetfish is reported HIT
SS Billfish is reported HIT
an Allied SS is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over Buna
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Majuro
F-5A Lightning sighted over Imphal
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
12 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 63rd Naval Guard Unit from Tarawa
18 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 3rd Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 4th Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard SS I-182
Denpasar expands fortifications to size 4
Prachuap Khiri Khan expands fortifications to size 4
Ace pilot Hashiguchi M. of 1st Sentai is promoted to CPT
Ace pilot Ryuzaki R. of 16th Sentai is promoted to 2LT

The crew of AD Kashiwara put the fires out, or maybe they burnt themselves out.





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RE: 21 Jan 44 reports - 8/2/2021 1:16:17 PM   
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With the Allies concentrating on night bombing on the India-Burma border, 5th Sentai has just been bought out to 3rd Air Army and will fly south.
It will upgrade to Nick-D night fighters once it arrives at Bangkok.
There are only 21x Nick-D in the pool and it is now obvious to IGHQ that only making 1/day won’t cut it, as more than that will be shot down each night.

I’m going to adjust the pre-war plan and “invest” a bit more supply and HI points to expand the Nick-D factories from 30 to 60/month which will need another 60 engines/month to go in them. That will push the demand for Mitsubishi Ha-31 engines up to 360/month.

Depending on losses, 5th Sentai might still have to rotate in and out of the front line.
The Ki-102b Randy FB should start production in mid-late 1944 to add to the Nick-C for use as an auxiliary Night Fighter. It is currently 60% of the way to 9/44 at +2/day with engine bonus.
The Ki-102c Randy NF should start production in Q1 1945, by which time there will be a lot more Allied night bombing going on.





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Reports of fuel cargo burning!




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 22, 44
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ASW attack near Cairns at 93,139
SS I-184, hits 4
Allied Ships
AM Freemantle
AM Stawell
SS I-184 is sighted by escort
AM Stawell attacking submerged sub ....
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Submarine attack near Johnston Island at 167,107
SS I-41
Allied Ships
TK Caribou, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Caribou is sighted by SS I-41
SS I-41 launches 4 torpedoes
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 12
Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 29
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3
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Night Air attack on Dimapur , at 62,38
Japanese aircraft
no flights
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 6
Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 13
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 12
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 23
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 11
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6
Runway hits 2
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 6
Allied aircraft
A-20G Havoc x 9
A-20G Havoc: 4 damaged
A-20G Havoc: 1 destroyed by flak
Airbase hits 2
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 4
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 7
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 4
Ki-45 KAIc Nick: 1 destroyed
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 9
B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 11
Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 7
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 11
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 4
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
B-25D1 Mitchell x 4
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Night Air attack on Silchar , at 59,39
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 1
Allied aircraft
B-24D1 Liberator x 3
B-24D1 Liberator: 2 damaged
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 11
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 8
Airbase supply hits 1
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Night Air attack on Imphal , at 60,40
Ki-45 KAIc Nick x 9
Allied aircraft
B-24J Liberator x 6
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ASW attack near Wotje at 135,115
SS RO-61, hits 8
Allied Ships
SC PC-1083
SC PC-1085
RO-61 bottoming out ....
SC PC-1083 attacking submerged sub ....
SC PC-1083 is out of ASW ammo

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Jan 22, 44
Repairs completed on E W-23 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service – now they have surface search radars
Repairs completed on E W-24 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E W-25 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E W-33 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E W-27 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E W-28 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E W-29 at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E W-1 at Manila, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E W-13 at Manila, ship returned to service
Repairs completed on E W-16 at Manila, ship returned to service
F-5A Lightning sighted over Rossel Island
F-5A Lightning sighted over Dimapur
SS Apogon is reported HIT
AMc Rampur is reported HIT
SS Balao is reported HIT
F-5A Lightning sighted over Buna
PB4Y-1P Liberator sighted over Manus
3 x H8K2-L Emily transporting 3rd South Seas Gsn from Makin
17 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 3rd Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
19 x Ki-49-II KAI Helen transporting 4th Raiding Regiment from Kalemyo
Mussau Island expands airfield to size 3
Kalemyo expands fortifications to size 4
Sambalpur expands airfield to size 4
Aircraft N1K5-J George advances R&D – to 4/44 up to +16/day with engine bonus, but there are only 506 engines in the pool so not sure whether the George or the Frances will get the bonus each day.
Aircraft P1Y2 Frances advances R&D – to 3/44 up to +6/day with engine bonus
TK Caribou is reported to have been sunk near Johnston Island on Jan 22, 1944
LST-20 is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Aug 29, 1943


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