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RE: AAR 1944 - 1/29/2021 4:27:51 PM   
castor troy


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Ground combat at Mangalore (30,34)




Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28609 troops, 332 guns, 2357 vehicles, Assault Value = 1706

Defending force 17745 troops, 90 guns, 164 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 960

Allied adjusted defense: 193

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 3

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1893 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 12 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 194 disabled
Engineers: 40 destroyed, 72 disabled
Guns lost 24 (2 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 31 (9 destroyed, 22 disabled)


it was good to see our Franks dominating the carrier strikes over Mili but what was giving me real pleasure is this tank Blitz in Western India... unspotted by the enemy (Mundy said he didn't even saw them coming) we moved our 1st Tank Army with all available tank units in India to Mangalore which has a big airfield and a medium sized port where we spotted about halve a dozen units... according to recon there should have been mostly support units with at best one combat unit but due to the earlier losses the enemy had only secondary troops there to run the airfield and port at Mangalore... Mundy was really lucky here that we didn't achieve the needed 5:1 to take the base at the first assault as there were also around 100 enemy fighters at the base which would have been all destroyed...

wouldn't that be a story to overrun a level 8 airfield in the far West of India in August 1944 with a Japanese tank Army and destroy four USAAF fighter squadrons on the ground? Anyways, I'm sure the next attack will do the trick, the fighters will be flown out but in the end the forced retreat will do even more damage to the enemy units as we were able to disable quite a lot this turn already...


Assaulting units:
9th Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Division
18th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
1st Tank Division
15th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Division
19th Tank Regiment
27th Tank Regiment
22nd Tank Regiment
25th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
26th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
I/14th Army RIASC Base Force
12th Base Group
3rd TAF Base Force
115th RN Base Force
231 Group Base Force
444th Base Group
341 RAF Base Force
854th Aviation Engineer Battalion
462nd Base Group
III/224 Gp Forward Base Force


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2806 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 2106

Defending force 103516 troops, 21 guns, 548 vehicles, Assault Value = 891

Allied ground losses:
136 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
21st Division
38th Division
104th Division
48th Division
7th Division
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
3rd Marine Division
7th Infantry Division
2nd British Division
27th Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
Americal Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
6th Indian Division
4th Marine Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
43rd Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
8th Indian Division
25th Infantry Division
31st MAG
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
32nd MAG
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Seventh US Fleet
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
III Amphib Corps
V Amphib Corps
Pacific Ocean Areas
Fifth US Fleet
29th British Brigade


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Ground combat at Maloelap (136,117)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 15297 troops, 506 guns, 406 vehicles, Assault Value = 1017

Defending force 5131 troops, 63 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 145

Allied adjusted assault: 35

Japanese adjusted defense: 75

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 6)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), fatigue(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

Japanese ground losses:
1615 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 50 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 42 (20 destroyed, 22 disabled)
Vehicles lost 122 (122 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4369 casualties reported
Squads: 267 destroyed, 41 disabled
Non Combat: 50 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 26 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 84 (73 destroyed, 11 disabled)
Vehicles lost 122 (106 destroyed, 16 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

WOW!!! Maloelap's garrison fends off the next enemy attack and the US troops are stuck at the landing sites... considering the 200 av on the atoll we suffer severe losses too though, naval gunfire and the enemy shock attack left us with literally no combat power for tomorrow but that's the third attack on Maloelap where we could inflict such losses on the US Army, totalling in losses that are worth more than two US Inf divs and even if I repeat myself, even if it takes time, the enemy can't have even nearly enough Inf squads in the pool or as replacements to ever rebuild these troops... guess all he could do is pick some units and rebuild them but not all of them...

forts are still at level 6 so we take the chance and will fly in two fully combat ready nav guard units by air transport which should boost our defensive strenght back up to 2/3 of where we started... expect some losses due to leaking CAP though as the enemy carriers are positioned only one hex East of Maloelap...


Assaulting units:
711th Tank Bn /6
716th Tank Bn /6
31st Infantry Division
11th Airborne Division
98th Infantry Div /7
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
775th Tank Bn /6
93rd Infantry Div /7
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
462nd Airborn Field Artillery Battalion
IX US Corps
38th Infantry Div /1

Defending units:
24th Nav Gsn Unit
53rd Naval Guard Unit
Maizuru 1st SNLF
Maloelap Naval Fortress
1st JNAF AF Unit /1



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RE: AAR 1944 - 1/29/2021 4:40:27 PM   
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all in all it was a really succesful day even though I'm pretty sure we are going to lose Maloelap within the next couple of days after the remaining US troops will have recovered, there must be something like 700 raw av with lots of heavy artillery left...

today's air losses... make yourself a picture, if we only take the fighter losses our Franks achieved a 15:1 and if the enemy wouldn't have suffered that many damaged fighters over Mili it would be even worse... 15:1? Together with the shot down bombers the Franks get above 20:1... these same Franks that were losing 1:24 on a sweep vs some not so great Corsairs earlier... every time, every time, every time, the loop was the result of the never ending dive... dive, dive, dive, dive... delete the dive, delete the silly, totally out of whack loops... we only lost 3 Frank pilots today, what a result...

the enemy has F6F-5 already which are an upgrade to the F-3 but still not as good as the Corsairs but seeing one unit flying FM-2 still I'm sure the enemy doesn't even have enough F6F-3 to equip his carrier based squadrons so every loss further increases the shortage... that's good news for the IJN as we are soon going to field Sams...




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RE: AAR 1944 - 1/30/2021 9:20:22 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 04, 44
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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
BB New Jersey, on fire
CL Santa Fe
CL Montpelier, Shell hits 1
CL Phoenix
CL Honolulu, Shell hits 1
DD Bennett
DD Beale
DD Charles Badger
xAP Santa Paula
xAP Oriental
xAP Mallory Lykes
LCI(G)-465
LCI(G)-464
LCI(G)-463
LCI(G)-462
LCI(G)-455
LCI(G)-454
LCI(G)-453
LCI(G)-452
LCI(G)-451
LCI(G)-450
LCI(G)-442
LCI(G)-441
LCI(G)-439
LCI(G)-437
LCI(G)-373
LCI(G)-366
LCI(G)-365
LCI(G)-220
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-79
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-77
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-525
LCI-443
LCI-527
LCI-523

Japanese ground losses:
75 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


bad idea, really bad idea... Mundy should stop the unloading at Maloelap, forcing his units on the beaches into another shock attack is insane... despite the huge losses already he got so much firepower on the atoll that all he needs is rest his units for a couple of days to get disruption down and then just deliberate attack and the atoll will fall...


Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at CL Montpelier
CL Montpelier firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
CL Honolulu firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at CL Honolulu
DD Bennett firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DD Bennett
DD Beale firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DD Charles Badger
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Santa Paula at 18,000 yards
CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 18,000 yards
15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Oriental at 18,000 yards
CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 18,000 yards
LCI(G)-465 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-464 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-463 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-462 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-455 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-454 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-453 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-452 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-451 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-450 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-442 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-441 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-439 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-437 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-373 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-366 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-365 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-220 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-82 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-81 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-79 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Night Naval bombardment of Bombay at 36,24




Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant
BB Howe
BC Renown
CA Cumberland
CA Suffolk
CA London
CA Dorsetshire
CL Emerald
CL Gambia
DD Foote
DD Eaton
DD Dyson
DD DeHaven
DD Dashiell
DD Daly
DD Charrette
DD Bush

Japanese ground losses:
364 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Manpower hits 1
Fires 63
Airbase hits 34
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 85
Port hits 1


that's been a surprise to us... we've spotted two bigger task forces moving North along the coast, one TF was identified as having several carriers (probably CVE)... thought it would be escorting some high value convoy to Abadan or another invasion North of Bombay but today halve the Royal Navy was bombarding Bombay... we only got naval search aircraft there so the damage done was minimal as we don't even need the airfield and even if we would, it's still fully operational...


BB Queen Elizabeth firing at 30th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for BB Valiant
BB Valiant firing at Bombay
BB Howe firing at 28th Division
BC Renown firing at 30th Division
CA Cumberland firing at Bombay
CA Suffolk firing at 30th Division
CA London firing at 28th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for CA Dorsetshire
CA Dorsetshire firing at 30th Division
CL Emerald firing at 28th Division
CL Gambia firing at 30th Division
DD Foote firing at Bombay
DD Eaton firing at 28th Division
DD Dyson firing at 30th Division
DD DeHaven firing at 28th Division
DD Dashiell firing at 30th Division
DD Daly firing at Bombay
DD Charrette firing at 30th Division
DD Bush firing at Bombay


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-768
LCI-763
LCI-755
LCI(G)-465
LCI(G)-464
LCI(G)-463
LCI(G)-462
LCI(G)-455
LCI(G)-454
LCI(G)-453
LCI(G)-452
LCI(G)-451
LCI(G)-450
LCI(G)-442
LCI(G)-441
LCI(G)-439
LCI(G)-437
LCI(G)-373
LCI(G)-366
LCI(G)-365
LCI(G)-220
LCI(G)-82
LCI(G)-81
LCI(G)-79
LCI(G)-78
LCI(G)-77
LCI-70
LCI-69
LCI-67
LCI-66
LCI-65
LCI-64
LCI-523
DD Bennett
LCI-443
LCI-444

Japanese ground losses:
22 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
32 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

LCI-768 fired at enemy troops
LCI-763 fired at enemy troops
LCI-755 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-465 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-464 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-463 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-462 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-455 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-454 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-453 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-452 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-451 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-450 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-442 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-441 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-439 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-437 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-373 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-366 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-365 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-220 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-82 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-81 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-79 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-78 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-769
LCI-765
LCI-764
LCI-763
LCI-755
LCI-726
LCI-584
LCI-537
LCI-536
LCI-532
LCI-527
LCI-525
LCI-448
LCI(G)-463
LCI-443
DD Bennett
LCI-526

Japanese ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
16 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

LCI-769 fired at enemy troops
LCI-765 fired at enemy troops
LCI-764 fired at enemy troops
LCI-763 fired at enemy troops
LCI-755 fired at enemy troops
LCI-726 fired at enemy troops
LCI-584 fired at enemy troops
LCI-537 fired at enemy troops
LCI-536 fired at enemy troops
LCI-532 fired at enemy troops
LCI-527 fired at enemy troops
LCI-525 fired at enemy troops
LCI-448 fired at enemy troops
LCI(G)-463 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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TF 41 encounters mine field at Maloelap (136,117) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

47 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DMS Elliot, Shell hits 5, on fire
DMS Hovey, Shell hits 4, Mine hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DMS Wasmuth, Shell hits 3, on fire
DMS Chandler
DMS Howard, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage


while our naval fortress is already severely trashed the unit is still able to dish out damage to these minesweepers...


DMS Elliot firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DMS Elliot
DMS Hovey firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DMS Hovey
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DMS Wasmuth
DMS Wasmuth firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
DMS Chandler firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DMS Chandler
Maloelap Naval Fortress firing at DMS Howard
DMS Howard firing at Maloelap Naval Fortress
62 mines cleared


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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 81

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 9 damaged

Allied ground losses:
225 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
36 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 40th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 33rd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 43rd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Americal Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 41st Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 6 damaged

Allied ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 41st Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 41st Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 41st Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 41st Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 41st Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 41st Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 4 damaged

Allied ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 41st Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 41st Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 10th Indian Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
29 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

23 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
xAP Ruth Alexander
BB New Jersey
CL Santa Fe
LCI-767
LCI-755
LCI-584
LCI-581
LCI-537
LCI-536
LCI-535
LCI-533
LCI-527
LCI-523
LCI-444
LCI-443
DD Bennett

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 17,000 yards
LCI-767 fired at enemy troops
LCI-755 fired at enemy troops
LCI-584 fired at enemy troops
LCI-581 fired at enemy troops
LCI-537 fired at enemy troops
LCI-536 fired at enemy troops
LCI-535 fired at enemy troops
LCI-533 fired at enemy troops
LCI-527 fired at enemy troops
LCI-523 fired at enemy troops
LCI-444 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Ground combat at Mangalore (30,34)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28548 troops, 332 guns, 2357 vehicles, Assault Value = 1700

Defending force 15817 troops, 87 guns, 158 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 882

Allied adjusted defense: 133

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Mangalore !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), op mode(-), preparation(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
8188 casualties reported
Squads: 13 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 497 destroyed, 182 disabled
Engineers: 171 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 64 (58 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 111 (109 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Units retreated 9
Units destroyed 1

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!


Victory at Mangalore! As expected the base fell to our second attack but we couldn't overrun the airfield quickly enough so the enemy fighter units were flown out... huge material losses for the enemy, one unit was destroyed in the attack while the rest was retreating South into the jungle... the enemy had no AT weapons and our tank units took literally no losses, a nice and clean tank Blitz... after this raid 1st Tank Army will move East again...


Assaulting units:
3rd Tank Division
18th Tank Regiment
9th Tank Regiment
25th Tank Regiment
15th Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
27th Tank Regiment
22nd Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
19th Tank Regiment
1st Tank Division
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Division
23rd Tank Regiment
26th Tank Regiment

Defending units:
12th Base Group
I/14th Army RIASC Base Force
3rd TAF Base Force
854th Aviation Engineer Battalion
444th Base Group
462nd Base Group
115th RN Base Force
231 Group Base Force
341 RAF Base Force
III/224 Gp Forward Base Force


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2814 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 2107

Defending force 102778 troops, 21 guns, 531 vehicles, Assault Value = 889

Allied ground losses:
108 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
48th Division
104th Division
21st Division
38th Division
7th Division
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
10th Indian Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
6th Indian Division
33rd Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
Americal Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
4th Marine Division
24th Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
2nd British Division
8th Indian Division
32nd MAG
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
III Amphib Corps
22nd Marine Regiment
Pacific Ocean Areas
31st MAG
25th Infantry Division
Seventh US Fleet
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
V Amphib Corps
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Fifth US Fleet
29th British Brigade


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Ground combat at Maloelap (136,117)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5551 troops, 73 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 154

Defending force 30774 troops, 669 guns, 357 vehicles, Assault Value = 677

Japanese ground losses:
805 casualties reported
Squads: 64 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 21 (21 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
45 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


god damn this retarded idiocy... there are only a couple of 81mm mortars and some 70mm guns left and the stupid automatic bombardment that is triggered by enemy landings actually destroys halve of our remaining defenders on the atoll... why the f*ck has this never been fixed? That kind of nuclear COUNTER bombardment has been as silly since release! If the enemy orders a bombardment it would cause literally no losses within our units, if WE have to bombard the routine goes totally out of whack and the so called counter bombardment is 100 times more effective...


Assaulting units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
53rd Naval Guard Unit
Maloelap Naval Fortress
Yokosuka 5th SNLF /1
24th Nav Gsn Unit
64th Nav Gd /1
1st JNAF AF Unit /1

Defending units:
31st Infantry Division
93rd Infantry Division
11th Airborne Division
98th Infantry Division
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
775th Tank Battalion
716th Tank Battalion
IX US Corps
711th Tank Bn /1
462nd Airborn Field Artillery Battalion
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
38th Infantry Div /1


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Ground combat at Maloelap (136,117)

Allied Shock attack

Attacking force 29084 troops, 669 guns, 332 vehicles, Assault Value = 674

Defending force 4593 troops, 54 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Allied adjusted assault: 103

Japanese adjusted defense: 56

Allied assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 6)

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 5

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
1157 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 52 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 29 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 20 (14 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
4776 casualties reported
Squads: 261 destroyed, 23 disabled
Non Combat: 92 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 33 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 84 (80 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 87 (84 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Units destroyed 2


totally insane... next shock attack by the depleted US Army units and they again suffer horrendous losses against an enemy that is in shambles... now look at the losses we took in a shock attack by several US Army divs, arty and tanks and then compare it to the counter bombardment that happened during our forced bombardment just above... funnily enough, all those units that did that counter bombardment of course also bombarded in this shock attack and then all units ATTACKED and still they couldn't even nearly do the damage that happened during the counter bombardment... so damn wrong...

it was a good turn for us though as we could defend the atoll once more as we were flying in two fresh naval guard units with Emily transports, that can fully lift these units... all guns and even the armored cars can be transported with the Emilies so our plan to strenghten the defense of the atoll and inflict more losses on the attacker was working well... unfortunately one part of the plan wasn't working all so well, more about that in the next post... Mundy is in the process to totally wreck several US Army divs here and it's only the third small atoll he has attacked in the Marshalls... with the losses on Roi-Namur, Kwajalein and Maloelap (the attack now and the earlier one) the losses in US Army squads must be well over 1000 squads already, not even counting the losses in the support squads, guns and vehicles... and then he hasn't attacked one of the bigger atolls (30.000 stacking) yet, perhaps he wants to bypass them but Mili and the fortresses in the Gilberts are the really dominating ones with level 5 airfields so he would have to escort pretty much every convoy going into the Marshalls with carriers or risking heavy losses due to air attacks if we get a chance to do so...


Assaulting units:
98th Infantry Division
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Division
93rd Infantry Division
11th Airborne Division
775th Tank Battalion
716th Tank Battalion
711th Tank Bn /1
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
IX US Corps
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
462nd Airborn Field Artillery Battalion
38th Infantry Div /1

Defending units:
24th Nav Gsn Unit
Yokosuka 5th SNLF /1
Maloelap Naval Fortress
53rd Naval Guard Unit
64th Nav Gd /1
Maizuru 1st SNLF
1st JNAF AF Unit /1



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if you take a look at the air losses today you will note why our plan to reinforce Maloelap was only partially working as planned... well, we could airlift both nav guard units onto the atoll which lead to another two full US Army rgts dying on the beaches during the assault but our Emily units also took crippling losses as 61 out of 72 were shot down by enemy carrier based fighters... so far Mundy has positioned his carriers one hex next to his invasion targets during every amphib operation and has also done so until yesterday when all carriers were one hex East of Maloelap... I expected a dozen Emilies lost to leaking Cap and thought that would be acceptable but the enemy moved all his carriers into Maloelap's hex which meant our slow transports flew into the Cap of hundreds of carrier based fighters...

the result was a massacre... we got enough transports in the pool/production to make up for the losses but we also lost the same number of crews which equates to 1/8 of our monthly IJNAF pilot replacements and the pool has been empty since mid 42... when I say empty I really mean empty... at the beginning of each month all those 480 replacement pilots of the absolute lowest rating (exp on average in the low single digits) are going into my training units...

another fun fact and to me another wrong, no matter if you have fighters in the same hex as the transports go, you can shoot them all down, they still deliver ALL their load, so even though we lost 80% of our transports today they delivered 100% of their load which enabled us to still hold the atoll and further bleed the attacker...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 05, 44
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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-771
LCI-770
LCI-768
LCI-767
LCI-764
LCI-584
LCI-581
LCI-525
LCI-444
LCI-448
LCI-443

Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

LCI-771 fired at enemy troops
LCI-770 fired at enemy troops
LCI-768 fired at enemy troops
LCI-767 fired at enemy troops
LCI-764 fired at enemy troops
LCI-584 fired at enemy troops
LCI-581 fired at enemy troops
LCI-525 fired at enemy troops
LCI-444 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-767
LCI-764
LCI-763
LCI-581
LCI-536
LCI-532
LCI-443
LCI-444
LCI-448

LCI-767 fired at enemy troops
LCI-764 fired at enemy troops
LCI-763 fired at enemy troops
LCI-581 fired at enemy troops
LCI-536 fired at enemy troops
LCI-532 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-771
LCI-768
LCI-767
LCI-765
LCI-763
LCI-581
LCI-535
LCI-533
LCI-526
LCI-443
LCI-525
LCI-444

Japanese ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


only supply being unloaded now...


LCI-771 fired at enemy troops
LCI-768 fired at enemy troops
LCI-767 fired at enemy troops
LCI-765 fired at enemy troops
LCI-763 fired at enemy troops
LCI-581 fired at enemy troops
LCI-535 fired at enemy troops
LCI-533 fired at enemy troops
LCI-526 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
xAP Santa Paula
BB New Jersey
CL Santa Fe
LCI-770
LCI-765
LCI-755
LCI-584
LCI-535
LCI-526
LCI-444
LCI-448
LCI-443
LCI-525

Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

BB New Jersey firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
LCI-770 fired at enemy troops
LCI-765 fired at enemy troops
LCI-755 fired at enemy troops
LCI-584 fired at enemy troops
LCI-535 fired at enemy troops
LCI-526 fired at enemy troops
LCI-444 fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2814 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 2106

Defending force 102741 troops, 19 guns, 519 vehicles, Assault Value = 910

Allied ground losses:
62 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
48th Division
21st Division
38th Division
104th Division
7th Division
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
6th Indian Division
27th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
2nd British Division
6th Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
Americal Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
24th Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
41st Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
8th Indian Division
III Amphib Corps
22nd Marine Regiment
32nd MAG
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Pacific Ocean Areas
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Fifth US Fleet
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
V Amphib Corps
25th Infantry Division
Seventh US Fleet
31st MAG
29th British Brigade


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Ground combat at Maloelap (136,117)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 24272 troops, 596 guns, 229 vehicles, Assault Value = 362

Defending force 3829 troops, 44 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Allied adjusted assault: 15

Japanese adjusted defense: 38

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 5)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
282 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (5 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
411 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 15 (13 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)


it really looks like we could be able to repell the enemy invasion a second time even though our troop strenght is declining... even the deliberate attack achieves nothing, not even a fort was knocked down... enemy carriers still in the Maloelap hex so no chance to fly in reinforcements... being totally overstacked it may get hard to get disruption down for the Allied...


Assaulting units:
31st Infantry Division
93rd Infantry Division
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
11th Airborne Division
98th Infantry Division
716th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
IX US Corps
462nd Airborn Field Artillery Battalion
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
38th Infantry Div /1

Defending units:
24th Nav Gsn Unit
Yokosuka 5th SNLF /1
53rd Naval Guard Unit
64th Nav Gd /1
Maloelap Naval Fortress
Maizuru 1st SNLF
1st JNAF AF Unit /1



IJNAF achieves a next milestone as the Sam has gone online and super KB will be equipped with Sams by the end of October at the latest, means we will field around 1500 carrier based aircraft, 850 Sams, 500 Judies, 150 Graces... below you can see how a Japanese aircraft production can look like in mid 44...






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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 06, 44
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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-768
LCI-533
LCI-532
LCI-527
LCI-525
LCI-523
LCI-444
LCI-443
CL Montpelier
BB New Jersey
LCI-448

LCI-768 fired at enemy troops
LCI-533 fired at enemy troops
LCI-532 fired at enemy troops
LCI-527 fired at enemy troops
LCI-525 fired at enemy guns
LCI-523 fired at enemy troops
LCI-444 fired at enemy troops
15cm 41YT CD Gun battery firing at LCI-443


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-770
LCI-765
LCI-537
LCI-533
LCI-444
LCI-443
CL Montpelier
BB New Jersey
LCI-525, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
LCI-523
LCI-448

Japanese ground losses:
11 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


15cm CD guns still firing and a shell most likely sunk an enemy LCI...


LCI-770 fired at enemy troops
LCI-765 fired at enemy troops
LCI-537 fired at enemy troops
LCI-533 fired at enemy troops
75mm T41 Rgt Gun battery firing at LCI-444
15cm 41YT CD Gun battery firing at LCI-525


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

25 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
xAP Santa Paula
BB New Jersey
CL Santa Fe
xAP Mallory Lykes
LCI-726
LCI-535
LCI-526
LCI-444, Shell hits 1
LCI-443
LCI-448
CL Montpelier

15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Santa Paula at 18,000 yards
CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 18,000 yards
CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 18,000 yards
CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 18,000 yards
15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Santa Paula at 18,000 yards
LCI-726 fired at enemy troops
LCI-535 fired at enemy troops
LCI-526 fired at enemy troops
75mm T41 Rgt Gun battery firing at LCI-448
Massive explosion on LCI-444
15cm 41YT CD Gun battery firing at LCI-444
75mm T41 Rgt Gun battery firing at LCI-443


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mili at 136,121




Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 105

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 3
SB2C-1C Helldiver x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 2 destroyed
SB2C-1C Helldiver: 5 destroyed

Japanese Ships
PB Yoshida Maru


we were pushing another small supply convoy into Mili as long as we are able to do so and while the convoy was spotted by Avengers (most likely from the carriers at Maloelap) it were aircraft from Roi-Namur flying strikes at max range... the enemy had no chance vs our Franks... during our last carrier engagement it was a shock to see that our Zekes had a really hard time to down Helldivers, usually it took at least two passes to down a bomber but the better armed Franks take them down easily which means that the Sam won't have problems either... Dauntless' and Avengers are shot down easily, even by Zekes... I have absolutely no explanation for it though as the Helldiver has the same durability as the Dauntless (31) and the Avenger even got 32 and still the Helldiver proved extremely hard to down by my Zekes...


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
19th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 25 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (0 airborne, 24 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mili at 136,121

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-84a Frank x 105

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 9
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1A Corsair: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 6 destroyed


a second wave shows up and suffers the same faith as the first one...


CAP engaged:
19th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (12 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
11th Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (25 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
25 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
22nd Sentai with Ki-84a Frank (15 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers



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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

14 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
xAP Santa Paula
BB New Jersey
CL Santa Fe
LCI-726
LCI-537
LCI-448
LCI-443
LCI-444

CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
LCI-726 fired at enemy troops
LCI-537 fired at enemy troops
LCI-448 fired at enemy troops
LCI-443 fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2814 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 2106

Defending force 102718 troops, 17 guns, 503 vehicles, Assault Value = 941

Allied ground losses:
124 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

soon the enemy troop numbers are below 100,000 and by the time we have mopped up Western India the enemy should be easy prey when we move in more divs to finally clear the pocket... morale of the remaining enemy units must be horribly low so it hopefully won't take as long as it did at Poona to see them surrendering...


Assaulting units:
48th Division
38th Division
21st Division
104th Division
7th Division
5th Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
4th Marine Division
7th Infantry Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
2nd British Division
33rd Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
43rd Infantry Division
Americal Infantry Division
6th Indian Division
6th Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
40th Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
Fifth US Fleet
22nd Marine Regiment
III Amphib Corps
31st MAG
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Seventh US Fleet
V Amphib Corps
25th Infantry Division
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
Pacific Ocean Areas
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
32nd MAG
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
29th British Brigade



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more than two dozen enemy aircraft die over Mili for no Franks lost... the Corsairs were just sitting ducks on escort being non stop bounced by the Franks...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 07, 44
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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
xAP Ruth Alexander
CL Santa Fe
CL Montpelier
xAP Mallory Lykes
xAP Santa Paula
LCI-771
LCI-764
LCI-536
LCI-443
LCI-444
LCI-448

Japanese ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Ruth Alexander at 17,000 yards
CL Montpelier firing to suppress enemy battery at 17,000 yards
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Mallory Lykes at 17,000 yards
CL Montpelier firing to suppress enemy battery at 17,000 yards
15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Mallory Lykes at 17,000 yards
15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Santa Paula at 17,000 yards
12cm 3YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Mallory Lykes at 17,000 yards
LCI-771 fired at enemy troops
LCI-764 fired at enemy troops
LCI-536 fired at enemy troops
LCI-443 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
xAP Santa Paula
CL Santa Fe
DD Bell
LCI-532
LCI-526
LCI-443
LCI-444

15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Santa Paula at 18,000 yards
LCI-532 fired at enemy troops
LCI-526 fired at enemy troops
LCI-443 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
xAP Santa Paula, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Santa Fe
CL Montpelier
BB New Jersey
xAP Ruth Alexander
LCI-523
LCI-448
LCI-443
LCI-444

CL Montpelier firing to suppress enemy battery at 17,000 yards
15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Santa Paula at 17,000 yards
15cm 41YT CD Gun Battery engaging xAP Santa Paula at 17,000 yards
CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 17,000 yards
12cm/45 T10 DP Battery engaging xAP Ruth Alexander at 17,000 yards
CL Santa Fe firing to suppress enemy battery at 17,000 yards
LCI-523 fired at enemy troops
LCI-448 fired at enemy troops


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Invasion Support action off Maloelap (136,117)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-771
LCI-770
LCI-527
LCI-523
LCI-443
LCI-448
LCI-444

Japanese ground losses:
21 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

LCI-771 fired at enemy troops
LCI-770 fired at enemy troops
LCI-527 fired at enemy troops
LCI-523 fired at enemy troops


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2808 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 2107

Defending force 102388 troops, 12 guns, 486 vehicles, Assault Value = 951

Allied ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
38th Division
104th Division
48th Division
21st Division
7th Division
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
2nd British Division
6th Indian Division
40th Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
Americal Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
7th Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
27th Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
Seventh US Fleet
25th Infantry Division
III Amphib Corps
22nd Marine Regiment
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
32nd MAG
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
Fifth US Fleet
Pacific Ocean Areas
V Amphib Corps
31st MAG
29th British Brigade


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Ground combat at Maloelap (136,117)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23650 troops, 579 guns, 219 vehicles, Assault Value = 337

Defending force 4145 troops, 54 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 95

Allied adjusted assault: 3

Japanese adjusted defense: 81

Allied assault odds: 1 to 27 (fort level 5)

Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), experience(-)
Attacker: disruption(-)

Japanese ground losses:
352 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 19 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 10 (4 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
2015 casualties reported
Squads: 53 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 101 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 34 (32 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 26 (26 destroyed, 0 disabled)


enemy units on Maleolap got a short rest and were ordered to deliberate attack again today and their adjusted assault value was horribly reduced due to disruption... the amphib landing, previous failed attacks and totally overstacked assault beaches make this look like our defenders can once more hold the atoll, can they? With every attack the losses to the US Army units further grow and Allied operations turn out to be like frontal attacks at Verdun...


Assaulting units:
24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment
11th Airborne Division
31st Infantry Division
93rd Infantry Division
98th Infantry Division
716th Tank Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
462nd Airborn Field Artillery Battalion
IX US Corps
5th USMC Field Artillery Battalion
38th Infantry Div /1

Defending units:
Maizuru 1st SNLF
Yokosuka 5th SNLF /1
53rd Naval Guard Unit
Maloelap Naval Fortress
24th Nav Gsn Unit
64th Nav Gd /1
1st JNAF AF Unit /1



another milestone in IJ air R&D as our engineers got the first R&D line of the Ki-94-II running in early August 44... we have already 3,500 Ha-44 engines in the pool so we also get the engine bonus and therefor I expect the fighter to become operational in early 45 and it will equip the majority of our IJAAF fighter units...

the very early availabilty of the Nakajima Ha-44 engine was the reason to go for the Ki-94 and not the Ki-83 which I would rate slightly better, mainly due to all center lined armament and the longer range while it has only 30 durability vs the 34 of the Ki-94... if you build the Jill you need Ha-44 engines and if you then go for the Grace there is no aircraft left that uses these engines other than the Ki-94 and by the time you get R&D running you accumulate thousands of these engines even with only modest production numbers early on... so it should be easier to get the Ki-94 and also more cost effective as the Ki-83 uses two engines and these precious engines are also needed for the Sam and the Shinden so you will be hard pressed to produce enough of these late war engines, let alone produce enough to get the engine bonus for R&D... wasn't hard for me to decide in favour of the Ki-94...






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I see from the invading task force that your opponent is an IDIOT when it comes to converting his ships. The xAP Ruth Alexander should be an AE, all available C2 Lassen class ships should become the 5400 ton AEs.

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RE: AAR 1944 - 1/31/2021 3:48:18 PM   
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I see from the invading task force that your opponent is an IDIOT when it comes to converting his ships. The xAP Ruth Alexander should be an AE, all available C2 Lassen class ships should become the 5400 ton AEs.


Neither as the Allied nor the Japanese would I convert all of them. Why should one? Especially as the Allied, you've got so many naval support squads you can basically rearm an Iowa BB at a small port if you want to. Guess I've got 12 AKE spread around the map and that's easily enough. In fact I've probably not used them even halve a dozen times so far. So please refrain from calling my opponent an idiot.

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RE: AAR 1944 - 1/31/2021 3:55:23 PM   
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Those AEs will perform underway replenishment which, for some strange reason, Naval Support Squads will not do.

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RE: AAR 1944 - 1/31/2021 4:03:51 PM   
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Those AEs will perform underway replenishment which, for some strange reason, Naval Support Squads will not do.


And? You can rearm AA ammo, if that's a game winner for you... Have yet to have a task force in late war as the Allied that ever ran out of AA ammo, just saying. Your experiences may be different.

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RE: AAR 1944 - 2/1/2021 5:07:34 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 08, 44
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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 87

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 15 damaged

Allied ground losses:
460 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 42 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
30 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 33rd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 27th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 27

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
23 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 7th Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 39

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 6 damaged

Allied ground losses:
134 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 3rd Marine Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
180 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2800 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 2105

Defending force 101251 troops, 8 guns, 470 vehicles, Assault Value = 923

Allied ground losses:
187 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
104th Division
48th Division
38th Division
21st Division
7th Division
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
3rd Marine Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
6th Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
24th Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
2nd British Division
6th Indian Division
4th Marine Division
Americal Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
III Amphib Corps
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
31st MAG
25th Infantry Division
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
32nd MAG
V Amphib Corps
Fifth US Fleet
Seventh US Fleet
Pacific Ocean Areas
22nd Marine Regiment
29th British Brigade



nothing really happening other than nav search showing enemy carriers moving away from Maloelap and during the turn I suddenly realize the enemy has evacuated all troops from the atoll... VICTORY on Maloelap, a second time the invaders have been repulsed at heavy losses... without propper support like constant air attacks and naval bombardments an atoll is extremely hard to take if the defenders have high forts and all infantry bringing up the assault value up to 200...






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the victory at Maloelap wasn't the only good news today as IJNAF engineers report the first Shinden R&D factory was fully repaired... unlike with the Ki-94 we won't enjoy the engine bonus for the next months as all Ha-43 engines are going into the production of the Sam so it will take until the beginning of 1945 to have enough engines in the pool to get the engine bonus for the Shinden... I still expect the fighter being available in the first halve of 45...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 09, 44
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TF 219 encounters mine field at Singapore (50,84)

Allied Ships
SS Sea Rover, Mine hits 3, on fire, heavy damage


was so happy to see this I had to post today's combat report... pretty sure Sea Rover was hit by air ASW East of Singapore earlier and on the way back into the Malacca Straits she took three mines at Singapore... one IJN mine is only a nuissance for Allied subs but three sink it for sure...



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ASW attack near Boela at 82,110

Japanese Ships
YO J-3852
YO J-3829
PB Fukkai Maru

Allied Ships
SS O21

SS O21 is sighted by escort
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 27th Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 45

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 5 damaged

Allied ground losses:
168 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 27th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 27th Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 27th Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 135

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 24 damaged

Allied ground losses:
270 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
33 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
33 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking Americal Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 33rd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 27th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 27th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 27th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking Americal Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 27th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 27th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2808 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 2107

Defending force 100615 troops, 6 guns, 456 vehicles, Assault Value = 916

Allied ground losses:
199 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
104th Division
48th Division
21st Division
38th Division
7th Division
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
43rd Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
3rd Marine Division
27th Infantry Division
Americal Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
41st Infantry Division
6th Indian Division
2nd British Division
40th Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
33rd Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
Seventh US Fleet
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
32nd MAG
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
31st MAG
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Fifth US Fleet
V Amphib Corps
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
III Amphib Corps
Pacific Ocean Areas
25th Infantry Division
29th British Brigade




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 10, 44
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Sub attack near Langkawi at 49,72

Japanese Ships
xAK Hokusho Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PB Shonan Maru #1
xAK Yahiko Maru
xAK Unkai Maru #3
xAK Surabaya Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
PB Shonon Maru #11
PB Shonon Maru #10
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Shonan Maru #6

Allied Ships
SS Pomfret, hits 4


SS Pommes Frites hits one of our big freighters returning from a resupply mission to India... the ship is on fire but we might be able to save her in a nearby level 3 port... the sub took a hit and three near misses in return...


SS Pomfret launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hokusho Maru
Pomfret bottoming out ....
PB Shonon Maru #11 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shuko Maru #5 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonon Maru #11 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Langkawi at 49,72

Japanese Ships
PB Shonan Maru #1
xAK Yahiko Maru
xAK Unkai Maru #3
xAK Surabaya Maru
xAK Hokuzyu Maru
PB Shonon Maru #11
PB Shonon Maru #10
PB Shuko Maru #5
PB Shonan Maru #6

Allied Ships
SS Pomfret

SS Pomfret is sighted by escort
PB Shonon Maru #11 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Shonon Maru #10 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shuko Maru #5 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Shonan Maru #6 fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 10th Indian Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 60

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 8 damaged

Allied ground losses:
218 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
30 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking Americal Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 10th Indian Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 60

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
205 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 4th Marine Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 60

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 11 damaged

Allied ground losses:
138 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110




Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 32

No Allied losses

Oil hits 7


after a Dutch sub encountered small convoys of YO in the area Mundy finally figured I would pull oil out from Boela... Superforts finally show up from Normanton and trash the oilfield, leaving 4 out of 20 undamaged... not going to repair any and not going to defend it...

the B-29 is what I fear the most in the game as the Japanese due to it's damn range...


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 6

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2814 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 2107

Defending force 99722 troops, 6 guns, 439 vehicles, Assault Value = 915

Allied ground losses:
82 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
38th Division
21st Division
48th Division
104th Division
7th Division
1st RF Gun Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
27th Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
41st Infantry Division
2nd British Division
33rd Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
Americal Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
7th Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
43rd Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
6th Indian Division
8th Indian Division
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
V Amphib Corps
25th Infantry Division
Fifth US Fleet
Seventh US Fleet
III Amphib Corps
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
Pacific Ocean Areas
32nd MAG
29th British Brigade



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RE: AAR 1944 - 2/2/2021 11:47:07 PM   
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the B-29 is what I fear the most in the game as the Japanese due to it's damn range...


and the bombload ... huge ...



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RE: AAR 1944 - 2/4/2021 9:06:55 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL:Rantin' Castor Troy

the B-29 is what I fear the most in the game as the Japanese due to it's damn range...


and the bombload ... huge ...




yes the bombload is frightening but it doesn't cause as much of a problem to me as does the range. If you have three major bases you want to defend it's feasable, even against 4Es, no matter if B-17, B-24 or B-29. Put 200 fighters in each base on CAP and the enemy pays for attacking, even though you won't stop them. Mundy attacked Calcutta with 100+ B-29 and faced 200 Franks/Georges and lost 50% of the bombers. Something the Allied can't afford. The problem starts if you suddenly don't have 3 bases in range of 4Es you want to defend at all cost, but a dozen. You can't put 200 fighters in a dozen bases to defend them, so you have to focus on the three most important and the rest will die.

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RE: AAR 1944 - 2/24/2021 11:07:14 AM   
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we had a longer break due to personal issues but we are back into the game and are going strong...




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 11, 44
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Morning Air attack on Maloelap , at 136,117

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4U-1A Corsair x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless x 9

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
ACM Toshi Maru #5, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Port hits 1


enemy spotted a ship disbanded in port at Maloelap and the mine tender was sunk...


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Maloelap , at 136,117

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 55 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25H Mitchell x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-25H Mitchell: 3 damaged

Japanese ground losses:
20 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 8
Port supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25H Mitchell bombing and strafing from low level
Port Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Boela , at 80,110

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-29-1 Superfort x 17

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1


no oil rigs will be left at Boela...


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-29-1 Superfort bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 20 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2814 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 2105

Defending force 99369 troops, 3 guns, 423 vehicles, Assault Value = 918

Allied ground losses:
165 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
38th Division
48th Division
21st Division
104th Division
7th Division
3rd Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
6th Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
6th Indian Division
43rd Infantry Division
2nd British Division
3rd Marine Division
Americal Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
33rd Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
41st Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
V Amphib Corps
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
III Amphib Corps
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
32nd MAG
Seventh US Fleet
Fifth US Fleet
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
22nd Marine Regiment
Pacific Ocean Areas
25th Infantry Division
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
29th British Brigade



our Army in Western India is closin in on Goa, the tank units coming on the secondary road and all the infantry and artillery is going in on the major road... two tank rgts will then flank the base to the E and NE to cut off any retreat path... the only chance for the Allied is a major seaborn evacuation attempt that has to happen soon, doubt the enemy will have a chance to resist the Japanese attack, some 9000 av are going to attack here... we have spotted 30 enemy units at the base...






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RE: AAR 1944 - 2/24/2021 11:13:32 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 14, 44
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ASW attack near Foochow at 88,60

Japanese Ships
PB Tatsumiya Maru
PB Kinsyo Maru #4
xAK Nisshu Maru
xAK Tachi Maru
xAK Surakaruta Maru
xAK Esashi Maru
PB Manyo Maru
PB Kenan Maru
PB Kogyoku Maru
PB Kunitu Maru

Allied Ships
SS Sea Fox, hits 3


big supply convoy returning from Singapore with ressources runs over a sub in shallow waters...


SS Sea Fox launches 2 torpedoes at PB Tatsumiya Maru
Sea Fox bottoming out ....
PB Manyo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kenan Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kogyoku Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kunitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kunitu Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Kunitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kunitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kunitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kunitu Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Boela at 82,110

Japanese Ships
YO J-3852
YO J-3829
PB Fukkai Maru

Allied Ships
SS O21


guess the repeated oiler sightings of SS 021 made Mundy attack Boela's oilfields with B-29s...


SS O21 is sighted by escort
O21 bottoming out ....
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fukkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 7th Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 13 damaged

Allied ground losses:
54 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
36 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
9 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 27th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 40th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 1st (Spec) Cavalry Division ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 7th Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 39

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 5 damaged

Allied ground losses:
24 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 7 damaged

Allied ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 8th Indian Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 2 damaged

Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 27th Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
40 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Goa (32,29)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2679 troops, 189 guns, 103 vehicles, Assault Value = 9412

Defending force 59759 troops, 1020 guns, 704 vehicles, Assault Value = 1456

Japanese ground losses:
133 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 77 (12 destroyed, 65 disabled)
Vehicles lost 12 (7 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
14 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)



our Army has entered Goa and we order an intelligence bombardment to see what we are facing... we get the needed intel but the bombardment routine completely trashes three of my artillery units... WE are doing the bombardment here and WE are taking the losses... that's not FOW, Japanese losses were real... nearly 1500 enemy av at the base and still way over 100 fighters reported there... ordering a first deliberate attack while our tank rgts are still in movement to cut off the base... we have naval search up but so far we haven't spotted any bigger naval operation to mount a Dunkirk style evacuation... if we destroy this stack of troops in Western India then our most Western flank is secure once and for all without any chance for the enemy to recover...

Assaulting units:
27th Tank Regiment
55th Division
26th Division
116th Division
4th Tank Regiment
16th Division
25th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Division
23rd Tank Regiment
3rd Division
2nd Division
22nd Tank Regiment
19th Division
15th Division
56th Division
18th Division
17th Division
2nd Guards Division
19th Tank Regiment
14th Tank Regiment
66th Division
51st Division
9th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
4th Division
15th Tank Regiment
34th Division
53rd Division
10th Division
1st Tank Division
2nd Tank Division
1st Mortar Battalion
39th Field AA Battalion
61st Field AA Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
28th Army
2nd Mortar Battalion
38th Field AA Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
23rd AA Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
4th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
62nd Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
22nd (East African) Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
82nd (West African) Division
99th Indian Brigade
98th Indian Brigade
475th USA Regiment
18th Cavalry Regiment
100th Indian Brigade
20th Australian Brigade
28th (East African) Brigade
44th (Support) Battalion
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
IV Indian Corps
2nd Indian Field Regiment
498th Base Group
Twentieth USAAF
1st Indian Medium Regiment
126th RAF Base Force
500th Base Group
86th Medium Regiment
85th Medium Regiment
231 Group RAF
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
134th (East Ang) Regiment
8th Mahratta AT Gun Regiment
342 RAF Base Force
18th SP Field Artillery Regiment
87th Medium Regiment
XX US Bomber Cmnd
11th RIAF Adv/Sqn Base Force


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2808 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 1701

Defending force 96636 troops, 1 guns, 375 vehicles, Assault Value = 908

Allied ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


Allied troops in the Jessore pocket will kepp starving to death until we have defeated the enemy at Goa... after that we will move the Army from Goa to Jessore and finish the remaining two and a halve dozen units there...


Assaulting units:
21st Division
104th Division
48th Division
7th Division
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
3rd Marine Division
33rd Infantry Division
6th Indian Division
40th Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
2nd British Division
10th Indian Division
41st Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
Americal Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
Pacific Ocean Areas
32nd MAG
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Seventh US Fleet
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
22nd Marine Regiment
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
V Amphib Corps
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Fifth US Fleet
25th Infantry Division
III Amphib Corps
29th British Brigade




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RE: AAR 1944 - 2/25/2021 4:36:15 AM   
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Very happy to see this AAR back in action. Do you expect to have a difficult time clearing out Goa as at Poona, or do you think the defense will fail more quickly here?

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RE: AAR 1944 - 2/25/2021 9:38:08 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: WriterNotViking

Very happy to see this AAR back in action. Do you expect to have a difficult time clearing out Goa as at Poona, or do you think the defense will fail more quickly here?


No, Goa will be a cakewalk compared to Poona as Goa is still an Allied base. The first positive adjusted av ratio (minus forts) will see the base surrendering as my tank rgts will seal the pocket. With my 9000 av there I don't expect to need more than two or three deliberate attacks to see the base fall and all troops surrender.

More of a question is the possibility of an Allied evacuation attempt but time is running against them.

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RE: AAR 1944 - 2/25/2021 12:59:48 PM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 15, 44
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TF 204 encounters mine field at Hakodate (119,53)

Allied Ships
SS Pintado, Mine hits 1


US sub passing through the minefields at Hakodate but once again a single mine hit just scratches the paint of a sub...



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Night Naval bombardment of Goa at 32,29

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant
BB Howe
BC Renown
CA London
CA Dorsetshire

Japanese ground losses:
273 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled


the Royal Navy shows up in force and bombards our troops that arrived at Goa... I literally never do such bombardments as they have no effect no matter what you throw at the enemy...


BB Queen Elizabeth firing at 55th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for BB Valiant
BB Valiant firing at 55th Division
BB Howe firing at 10th Division
BC Renown firing at 34th Division
CA London firing at 10th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for CA Dorsetshire
CA Dorsetshire firing at 15th Division


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Afternoon Air attack on 43rd Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 81

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 9 damaged

Allied ground losses:
590 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 46 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 43rd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 43rd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 43rd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 43rd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 43rd Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...


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Afternoon Air attack on 3rd Marine Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 54

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 3 damaged

Allied ground losses:
288 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 3rd Marine Division ...
Also attacking 6th Infantry Division ...


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Ground combat at Goa (32,29)

Japanese Deliberate attack




Attacking force 284291 troops, 2583 guns, 2809 vehicles, Assault Value = 9401

Defending force 59813 troops, 1020 guns, 704 vehicles, Assault Value = 1460

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 9017

Allied adjusted defense: 2511

Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 3)

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 3

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+), preparation(-)
experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
10229 casualties reported
Squads: 18 destroyed, 529 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 114 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 75 disabled
Guns lost 94 (7 destroyed, 87 disabled)
Vehicles lost 372 (135 destroyed, 237 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Allied ground losses:
7139 casualties reported
Squads: 114 destroyed, 367 disabled
Non Combat: 130 destroyed, 249 disabled
Engineers: 17 destroyed, 87 disabled
Guns lost 217 (60 destroyed, 157 disabled)
Vehicles lost 64 (6 destroyed, 58 disabled)
Units destroyed 1


here#s our first attack going in at Goa and as expected the enemy won't be able to hold out for long as our first attack already achieves a 3:1... losses within our units are more than acceptable even though our tank rgts are getting trashed again with one unit outright being destroyed... not that far from a 4:1 and we would have taken the base which wouldn't go according to our plans as our tanks haven't cut off the base to the NE yet... two and a halve dozen units with nearly 60,000 troops trapped at Goa...


Assaulting units:
19th Tank Regiment
3rd Tank Division
23rd Tank Regiment
4th Division
66th Division
4th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Regiment
10th Division
18th Division
19th Division
26th Division
17th Division
14th Tank Regiment
34th Division
22nd Tank Regiment
2nd Guards Division
3rd Division
51st Division
9th Tank Regiment
116th Division
16th Division
12th Tank Regiment
55th Division
25th Tank Regiment
2nd Division
15th Division
53rd Division
1st Tank Division
15th Tank Regiment
56th Division
27th Tank Regiment
2nd Tank Division
28th Army
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
39th Field AA Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
61st Field AA Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
38th Field AA Battalion
23rd AA Regiment
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
62nd Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
475th USA Regiment
98th Indian Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
82nd (West African) Division
22nd (East African) Brigade
18th Cavalry Regiment
28th (East African) Brigade
20th Australian Brigade
100th Indian Brigade
99th Indian Brigade
44th (Support) Battalion
1st Indian Medium Regiment
231 Group RAF
87th Medium Regiment
126th RAF Base Force
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
18th SP Field Artillery Regiment
85th Medium Regiment
342 RAF Base Force
134th (East Ang) Regiment
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
IV Indian Corps
498th Base Group
XX US Bomber Cmnd
8th Mahratta AT Gun Regiment
2nd Indian Field Regiment
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
Twentieth USAAF
500th Base Group
86th Medium Regiment
11th RIAF Adv/Sqn Base Force


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2814 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 1701

Defending force 95517 troops, 1 guns, 361 vehicles, Assault Value = 883

Allied ground losses:
156 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
48th Division
104th Division
21st Division
7th Division
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
6th Infantry Division
43rd Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
2nd British Division
24th Infantry Division
6th Indian Division
41st Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
3rd Marine Division
7th Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
Americal Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
Fifth US Fleet
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Seventh US Fleet
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Division
III Amphib Corps
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
V Amphib Corps
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
Pacific Ocean Areas
32nd MAG
29th British Brigade



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RE: AAR 1944 - 2/25/2021 1:05:37 PM   
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looks like the enemy evacuation is on it's way as nav search has spotted several task forces even though I'm not sure about what is really coming in despite lots of sightings... the enemy definately has carriers in the region as we lost several Emilies and Dinah-IIIs on nav search today...

the IJNAF and IJAAF in India have been alerted and 500 fighters plus 350 bombers have been flown to the level 9 and 8 airfields of Bombay and Hyderabad to launch strikes against enemy shipping at Goa tomorrow... in the meantime our tanks keep marching onto the road NE of Goa to seal the pocket...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 16, 44
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Sub attack near Tarawa at 136,128

Japanese Ships
xAK Teishun Maru, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage
PB Kinsui Maru
xAK Zenoa Maru
PB Yachio Maru
PB Nisui Maru
PB Nanshin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Bream, hits 1


I think it wasn't Bream that picked off one ship after another at Tarawa earlier but the story goes just on and on... we have pushed in another convoy with some 16,000 tons of supply but 2,000 tons are sunk as the convoy arrives... spotted sub, base hex...



SS Bream launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Teishun Maru
Bream bottoming out ....
PB Yachio Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nisui Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Goa at 32,29

Allied Ships
BB Queen Elizabeth
BB Valiant
BB Howe
BC Renown
CA London
CA Dorsetshire
DD Charrette
DD Burns

Japanese ground losses:
34 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


without replenishing the Royal Navy shows up again and does even less damage than the day before...


BB Queen Elizabeth firing at 26th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for BB Valiant
BB Valiant firing at 3rd Tank Division
BB Howe firing at 53rd Division
BC Renown firing at 10th Division
CA London firing at 19th Division
Walrus II acting as spotter for CA Dorsetshire
CA Dorsetshire firing at 19th Division
DD Charrette firing at 116th Division
DD Burns firing at 26th Division


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Sub attack near Tarawa at 136,128

Japanese Ships
PB Minikami Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Kinsui Maru
xAK Minami Maru
xAK Yulin Maru
xAK Teikin Maru
xAK Zenoa Maru
PB Yachio Maru
PB Nisui Maru
PB Nanshin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Bream, hits 1


god damn it...


SS Bream launches 2 torpedoes at PB Minikami Maru
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nisui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nisui Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Goa (32,29)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2616 troops, 182 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 8560

Defending force 53536 troops, 980 guns, 698 vehicles, Assault Value = 1058

Japanese ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 79 (52 destroyed, 27 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (5 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
26 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled



really, don't know what to say about this idiocy... after our 3:1 yesterday I made a mistake in only setting our inf and tank units to defend so all the artillery stayed on bombard... the result is as stupid as always, the idiotic counter bombardment kills off two of my heavy artillery units... on the receiving end of the bombardment the enemy takes one combat squad destroyed and one disabled... SO STUPID...

knowing about the YAY sayers, just order the Allied to bombard and they would do literally no damage to my troops and take way more themself... totally SILLY... ordering a bombardment my art units get trashed in one round, ordering a deliberate attack and two rounds of bombardments in that attack my artillery units take ZERO losses and it has been that way since release... since release!!! best way to use the artillery is to order an intelligence bombardment for a single unit at start and then just stand down all artillery until your combat units attack...


Assaulting units:
25th Tank Regiment
3rd Division
51st Division
2nd Tank Division
53rd Division
18th Division
15th Tank Regiment
16th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
19th Division
12th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
17th Division
66th Division
9th Tank Regiment
22nd Tank Regiment
55th Division
4th Tank Regiment
26th Division
116th Division
56th Division
3rd Tank Division
14th Tank Regiment
27th Tank Regiment
4th Division
34th Division
15th Division
10th Division
2nd Guards Division
1st Tank Division
2nd Division
11th Tank Regiment
23rd AA Regiment
1st Mortar Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
28th Army
39th Field AA Battalion
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
38th Field AA Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
61st Field AA Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
62nd Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
99th Indian Brigade
82nd (West African) Division
20th Australian Brigade
98th Indian Brigade
22nd (East African) Brigade
100th Indian Brigade
28th (East African) Brigade
268th Motorised Brigade
44th (Support) Battalion
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
IV Indian Corps
134th (East Ang) Regiment
XX US Bomber Cmnd
1st Indian Medium Regiment
231 Group RAF
Twentieth USAAF
18th Cavalry Regiment
126th RAF Base Force
87th Medium Regiment
498th Base Group
86th Medium Regiment
85th Medium Regiment
8th Mahratta AT Gun Regiment
500th Base Group
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
2nd Indian Field Regiment
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
342 RAF Base Force
18th SP Field Artillery Regiment
11th RIAF Adv/Sqn Base Force


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2806 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 854

Defending force 95286 troops, 0 guns, 346 vehicles, Assault Value = 887

Allied ground losses:
131 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
21st Division
48th Division
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
1st RF Gun Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
2nd British Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
40th Infantry Division
6th Indian Division
10th Indian Division
24th Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
41st Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
Americal Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
43rd Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
Fifth US Fleet
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
V Amphib Corps
32nd MAG
III Amphib Corps
Seventh US Fleet
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Pacific Ocean Areas
22nd Marine Regiment
25th Infantry Division
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
29th British Brigade



as you can see there were no air attacks against shipping at Goa at all as the enemy didn't send any shipping to Goa except that bombardment TF... the spotted task forces are moving SW again and I guess the enemy has given up those trapped units at Goa... we have flown back the bombers to Calcutta and our ground units prepare for the final attack within the next couple of days when our tank rgt reaches the hex NE of Goa...






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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 69

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 16 damaged

Allied ground losses:
227 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
33 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
33 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 40th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 8th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 40th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 40th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 40th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 10th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 7th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 40th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 40th Infantry Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 2nd British Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 67

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 7 damaged

Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


our bombers are back at Calcutta to bomb the remaining troops in the Jessore pocket...


Aircraft Attacking:
36 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
31 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 4th Marine Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 24th Infantry Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 2nd British Division ...
Also attacking 6th Indian Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 40th Infantry Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
44 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 4th Marine Division, at 54,38 , near Jessore

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied ground losses:
9 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Sub attack near Tarawa at 136,128

Japanese Ships
xAK Yulin Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Minami Maru
xAK Zenoa Maru
PB Yachio Maru
PB Nisui Maru
PB Nanshin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Bream, hits 2


ahh... damn it, that's the next ship lost at Tarawa... probably the last convoy going there as the garrison there should have enough supplies to last well into 45... guess we have lost at least halve a dozen ships to a sub sitting still round after round in Tarawa's base hex...


SS Bream launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Yulin Maru
PB Yachio Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Nisui Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2808 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 854

Defending force 94582 troops, 0 guns, 328 vehicles, Assault Value = 886

Allied ground losses:
154 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
21st Division
48th Division
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
5th Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
Americal Infantry Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
2nd British Division
27th Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
10th Indian Division
41st Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
4th Marine Division
3rd Marine Division
43rd Infantry Division
40th Infantry Division
6th Indian Division
33rd Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
Pacific Ocean Areas
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
Seventh US Fleet
32nd MAG
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
Fifth US Fleet
III Amphib Corps
25th Infantry Division
V Amphib Corps
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
29th British Brigade



hmmm... the enemy fooled me, don't know if on purpose or by accident... when we spotted enemy shipping coming towards Goa I expected the evacuation starting but then no ships were going in other than the Royal Navy BBs bomarding our troops... well, I was too fast with my decision to fly out the bombers back to Calcutta as a day later the enemy now has his transports at Goa, surely ordered to pick up troops tomorrow...

oh well, silly me... have flown back 500 fighters and 300+ bombers to both Bombay and Hyderabad to hopefully fly strikes against the evacuation convoys tomorrow... if Mundy picks the right number of troops he will load during the night and leave during the day which would surely reduce our strikes to ineffective, uncoordinated garbage while anti shipping strikes work quite well when the enemy is sitting at a base hex...

I guess the enemy won't be able to pick up all 30 units at Goa as we're speaking about some 60,000 troops but it is nevertheless perfect timing again as we will deliberate attack tomorrow and most likely take the base as our tank rgt in the NE is going to close the encirclement exactly tomorrow...






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a bloody turn with lots of fighting...


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 18, 44
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ASW attack near Tarawa at 136,128

Japanese Ships
PB Yachio Maru
PB Nisui Maru
PB Nanshin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Bream


Bream of course still sits at Tarawa but at least she was kept from attacking...


SS Bream is sighted by escort
Bream bottoming out ....
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nisui Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nisui Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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during the nav search phase we have spotted several big convoys, carriers, battleships, transports, freighters, all kind of stuff... what did the hundreds of bombers and fighters set to attack do during the morning? NOTHING... NOTHING AT ALL... not a single strike was even launched, from a level 9 and 8 airfield with air HQs...


Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mangalore at 30,32

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 6
N1K2-J George x 60
P1Y2 Frances x 22
Ki-84a Frank x 24
Ki-84r Frank x 78

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 36
Hellcat I x 15
Seafire IIC x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 3 destroyed, 3 damaged
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-84a Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 4 destroyed
Hellcat I: 3 destroyed
Seafire IIC: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Laffey
APD Chew
CV Illustrious
APD Overton
xAP Forthbank, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAP Talisse
APD Ward

Allied ground losses:
685 casualties reported
Squads: 26 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 55 (55 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)


all enemy task forces have been spotted so many times their detection levels would have been in the 30s if it wouldn't be capped at 10... while the weather was better during the morning when we had no strikes at all, now in the afternoon with Thunderstorms we see the first tiny bits of over 300 bombers attack into a hex with a carrier group and a troop convoy that has picked up troops from Goa during the night and left during the day (good move!)... this is a combined strike from Bombay and Hyderabad and while the escorts outnumber the CAP 3:1 the CAP still got to the bombers and took down over halve a dozen of them... out of the 18 Frances attacking with torps there were 11!! attacking from bad angles which means a 100% miss right away... left us with only a handful of bombers in bad weather and we have to cheer about a transport full of troops being sunk... 7 squadrons on CAP so there got to be a number of carriers but the total number of fighters on CAP is miserable... all that saves such a move is the game not being able to employ 800+ aircraft from the biggest available airfields to attack shipping... using LBA against shipping is more or less pointless if you don't have carriers engaging too when you go up against high value targets...



Aircraft Attacking:
18 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
1 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-1 FAA with Seafire IIC (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Goa at 32,29

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 124 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 37 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 26
P1Y2 Frances x 9

Allied aircraft
Spitfire VIII x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Meigs
DD Rocket
xAK Sidney Hauptmann



after a first "bigger" strike we already start with the piecemeal sh*t coming in... there's no CAP left after the escorts of the first strike cleared the path but if the game doesn't send in more bombers what does it help...

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

CAP engaged:
No.134 Sqn RAF with Spitfire VIII (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mangalore at 30,32




Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 30
N1K2-J George x 45
Ki-84a Frank x 24

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 12
Hellcat I x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 7 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Corsair II: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Begum, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CV Illustrious, Bomb hits 1
CV Indomitable, Bomb hits 1
CVL Unicorn


a second strike from Bombay against the carrier group idendifies several RN carriers that put up some CAP again... while the RN carriers take advantage of their armored flight decks the CVE suffers three 250kg bombs going through it's flight deck... not nearly enough to sink it due to the reduced bomb effects in Babes so without further damage this strike has only achieved losses within the attacking Grace unit...


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 61 minutes
No.1830 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
No.1839 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.1844 Sqn FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes




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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mangalore at 30,32

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 21
Ki-84r Frank x 40

Allied aircraft
Corsair II x 1
Hellcat I x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 5 damaged
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAP Tiradentes, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Lardner
DD Laffey
xAP Clan Macneil
APD McKean, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
APD Little

Allied ground losses:
7 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


another small number of bombers shows up from Hyderabad most likely sinking two ships, the hit on the APD was amazing in Thunderstorms... nearly 50% of the bombers attacked from bad angles meaning auto miss...


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
3 x Ki-84r Frank sweeping at 15000 feet
15 x Ki-84r Frank sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
No.834 Sqn-FF-2 FAA with Hellcat I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.1836 Sqn FAA with Corsair II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mangalore at 30,32

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
APD Gregory
xAP Orfor
APD Chew

Allied ground losses:
13 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mangalore at 30,32





Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 4
P1Y2 Frances x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 12 damaged

Allied Ships
CVE Battler, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Etolin
CV Indomitable
xAP Tiradentes, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
LSI(L) Denbighshire
CVE Begum, on fire
APD McKean, on fire, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)


most bombers miss, too many attack the already dead Tiradentes but a lucky one plants a torp into CVE Battler that suffers a fuel storage explosion... I doubt that will sink the ship though...


Aircraft Attacking:
21 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Battler



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mangalore at 30,32

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Cap St Jacques, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Joseph Henry, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Dunnatar Castle, Torpedo hits 1

Allied ground losses:
152 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

no CAP over the target and two more transports will most likely sink... xAP Dunnatar is a huge ship and can easily shrug off that torp hit... wonder if that ship was suited for the evacuation of Goa...

and that's it when it comes down to airstrikes against shipping around Goa... a big convoy is still sitting at Goa, wasn't attacked even once... looking at my bomber units, most of them didn't even take off... ZERO strikes in the morning, sh*tty ones in the afternoon... just disappointing, out of 700 potential bomber sorties over the course of the day one gets 10-15% that wouldn't be able to achieve a single hit if the enemy has some decent CAP over his convoys... that's how the routines work, used to it, still disappointing... talking about level 8 and 9 airfields here...



thought the highlight this turn would be the mini chance to hit enemy shipping hard with our LBA strikes but that's like waiting for a big lottery win... a friend of mine always tells me that I have already won in the lottery if I don't play because that way I avoid the losses... same can be said about doing LBA strikes against shipping in AE, don't even try, the chances are minimal, no matter what you do and in the end you avoid any losses if you don't even try...


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P1Y2 Frances launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Sub attack near Tarawa at 136,128

Japanese Ships
PB Kinsui Maru
xAK Minami Maru
xAK Zenoa Maru
PB Yachio Maru
PB Nisui Maru
PB Nanshin Maru

Allied Ships
SS Bream


damn you, Bream! The convoy will be empty tomorrow and leave...


SS Bream launches 2 torpedoes at PB Kinsui Maru
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Nisui Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Nanshin Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachio Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Goa (32,29)




Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 268823 troops, 2474 guns, 2660 vehicles, Assault Value = 8925

Defending force 36373 troops, 277 guns, 433 vehicles, Assault Value = 314

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 7618

Allied adjusted defense: 317

Japanese assault odds: 24 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Goa !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 3 destroyed
Spitfire VIII: 1 destroyed
Hellcat I: 3 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2451 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 240 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 18 (1 destroyed, 17 disabled)
Vehicles lost 90 (18 destroyed, 72 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
23734 casualties reported
Squads: 642 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2412 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 148 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 313 (313 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 441 (441 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 20


so that's actually this turn's highlight as our troops take Goa on their second attempt... there were some aircraft at the airfield that were left there damaged and the destroyed Hellcats must come from the CVE that was heavily damaged off the coast...

with the destruction of these troops at Goa the counter offensive in Western India comes to an end, starting at Poona, then Mangalore and now Goa the enemy has lost probably another 3,500 av plus countless guns and support squads... Mundy achieved a tactical victory though as he was able to evacuate 10 enemy units this turn for no real losses other than a couple of transports and an APD sunk, the damage to the two CVEs can be repaired at Colombo, air losses weren't severe on either side... strategically this is a real victory for us though as the enemy offensive in Western India was trashed the last couple of months and he just can't have adequate combat units anymore to mount anything serious... our troops from Goa will now head to the Jessore pocket to destroy the last remaining 30 units there...

these are the troops that were evacuated from Goa, parts of them drowned with the transports:

134th (East Ang) Regiment
XX US Bomber Cmnd
1st Indian Medium Regiment
18th Cavalry Regiment
87th Medium Regiment
86th Medium Regiment
85th Medium Regiment
8th Mahratta AT Gun Regiment
2nd Indian Field Regiment
11th RIAF Adv/Sqn Base Force

17.000 men, 600 guns, 250 vehicles


Assaulting units:
2nd Division
2nd Tank Division
22nd Tank Regiment
116th Division
56th Division
27th Tank Regiment
23rd Tank Regiment
66th Division
3rd Division
17th Division
18th Division
14th Tank Regiment
34th Division
2nd Guards Division
55th Division
26th Division
51st Division
16th Division
15th Tank Regiment
12th Tank Regiment
25th Tank Regiment
10th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
53rd Division
1st Tank Division
15th Division
19th Division
4th Tank Regiment
4th Division
3rd Tank Division
9th Tank Regiment
11th Tank Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
28th Army
1st Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
23rd AA Regiment
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
61st Field AA Battalion
39th Field AA Battalion
20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
2nd Mortar Battalion
4th Mortar Battalion
38th Field AA Battalion
10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
62nd Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
82nd (West African) Division
22nd (East African) Brigade
28th (East African) Brigade
100th Indian Brigade
99th Indian Brigade
29th Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
268th Motorised Brigade
126th RAF Base Force
33rd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
18th SP Field Artillery Regiment
98th Indian Brigade
500th Base Group
31st Indian Mountain Gun Regiment
20th Australian Brigade
IV Indian Corps
231 Group RAF
342 RAF Base Force
498th Base Group
Twentieth USAAF
44th (Support) Battalion

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Ground combat at 54,38 (near Jessore)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 2808 troops, 258 guns, 127 vehicles, Assault Value = 854

Defending force 94389 troops, 0 guns, 316 vehicles, Assault Value = 888

Allied ground losses:
211 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 13 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
21st Division
48th Division
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion
21st Medium Field Artillery Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
1st RF Gun Battalion
3rd Medium Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
7th Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
Americal Infantry Division
2nd British Division
40th Infantry Division
6th Infantry Division
3rd Marine Division
10th Indian Division
6th Indian Division
4th Marine Division
43rd Infantry Division
1st (Spec) Cavalry Division
41st Infantry Division
27th Infantry Division
33rd Infantry Division
8th Indian Division
32nd MAG
25th Infantry Division
Fifth US Fleet
53rd (Sep) Infantry Regiment
111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
22nd Marine Regiment
V Amphib Corps
III Amphib Corps
Seventh US Fleet
Pacific Ocean Areas
3rd Fleet Advn Base Force
298th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
29th British Brigade


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today's airlosses show the superiority of the Frank/George against carrier based CAP as the escorts achieve a 2:1 against the CAP... add in the bomber losses and we're on the receiving side of course... looking at the results of the airstrikes it wasn't really worth it, even though we can easily make up these kind of losses but sinking only halve a dozen transports and damaging two CVE in a day worth of airstrikes of 800+ first line aircraft is, again, disappointing...

I have around 1,000 aircraft available to defend India against a naval operation and this day again shows me how useless LBA is against shipping... this brings me back to the Allied mega invasion of the Calcutta region that received so much critics from the readers and I have to raise the question again: "What do you think would have happened if super KB wouldn't have been at Singapore and available for the attack on Allied convoys around Calcutta?"

I dare to say that without super KB attacking the Allied invasion of Calcutta a year ago the whole situation would look totally different and it wouldn't be us winning the counter offensive in Western India but the Allied having cleared India and destroyed at least a dozen IJA divs while being on the offensive in or against Burma now. Having lost naval superiority in the Bay of Bengal meant having lost all the invading troops (150 units!) and having lost the following operations in Western India.




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