14 December 1943
4 days until Kickoff. Waiting for one more CVL to arrive. I'll have 3 CVs and 6 CVLs by then. Another 5 CVEs will tag along. Not enough to fend off KB, but enough for any land based air. When I take Diamond Harbor, I'll have two squadrons of P-47s loaded onto AKVs, so they be up almost instantly.
He seems fairly light in bombers in India, which is good. Diamond Harbor is consistently showing about 1,000 people present, so I'll overrun that pretty quickly. Calcutta's in the 85,000 range, many of it probably being support forces. Intel Monkey had indicated 4 divisions for sure parked there. (18th, 19th, 2nd and 33rd as well as the 21st mixed brigade, though that intel is at least a month old.)
Regarding the sub war, I'm starting to wonder how he's getting fuel to Japan. I've got lots of subs surrounding the home islands, but contacts seem very infrequent. I usually have something watching Port Arthur also.
This game is coming close to overtaking my game with SierraJuliet, as I'm a little past Christmas 1943 there.