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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/18/2021 1:28:56 PM   
castor troy


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 07, 45
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ASW attack near Koepang at 67,115

Japanese Ships
PB Jokuja Maru
PB Sureboko Maru
PB Kensyo Maru
PB Karimo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Lionfish


I didn't expect the enemy to fully engage in this region so supply stocks at my airbases are not where they should be considering an all out effort... most bases have 20k+ but a base like Dili use a lot at the moment so PBs acting as fast transports bring more of the needed stuff...


SS Lionfish launches 2 torpedoes at PB Jokuja Maru
PB Kensyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Jokuja Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Karimo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Kensyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kensyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kensyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kensyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kensyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kensyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Lautem at 73,113




Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 33
P1Y2 Frances x 10
Ki-84r Frank x 58
Ki-94-II x 51

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 12
F4U-1D Corsair x 472
F6F-3 Hellcat x 41
F6F-5 Hellcat x 311

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 5 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 14 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 9 destroyed


we stick to our plan and send in a small group of bombers as pathfinders with a huge escort and this time our escorts actually engage the CAP causing lots of losses on the enemy during a longer dive phase... especially the Ki-94 proves to be deadly, clearly the best IJAAF fighter we can field... our initial plan was to have the IJAAF fighter units flying Franks and Ki-94 at a 50/50 ratio but we have changed the plan to at least 75/25 in favour of the Ki-94...


Aircraft Attacking:
32 x N1K2-J George sweeping at 25000 feet
19 x Ki-84r Frank sweeping at 25000 feet
23 x Ki-84r Frank sweeping at 25000 feet
21 x Ki-94-II sweeping at 25000 feet
16 x Ki-94-II sweeping at 25000 feet

CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 13 on standby, 13 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 14 on standby, 14 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 13 on standby, 13 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 13 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 11 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes



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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/18/2021 1:34:24 PM   
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lautem at 73,113




Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 99
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 9

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 12
F4U-1D Corsair x 400
F6F-3 Hellcat x 37
F6F-5 Hellcat x 283

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 5 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Nehenta Bay
CVE Fanshaw Bay



this strike is coming from Kendari but the George at times performs like it would be horribly outdated already, these units really suffered against the CAP...


Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 25000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
1 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 25000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 11 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
26 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 12 on standby, 11 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
27 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
21 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 12 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
31 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 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 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lautem at 73,113

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 60
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 3

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 10
F4U-1D Corsair x 368
F6F-3 Hellcat x 33
F6F-5 Hellcat x 268

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 15 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 3 destroyed


afternoon strike out of Kendari, the Georges took even more losses but also downed more enemy fighters...


CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 29117.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 23 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
27 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 17 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 16 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lautem at 73,113

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 23
P1Y2 Frances x 3
Ki-84r Frank x 18

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 7
F4U-1D Corsair x 271
F6F-3 Hellcat x 27
F6F-5 Hellcat x 188

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 7 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 2 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 3 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


some stragglers from different bases that came in at the same time...

CAP numbers at the end of the day showed that we were for sure doing better than yesterday, enemy CAP is down to 493 fighters during the afternoon when it was at 800 yesterday...


CAP engaged:
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 16 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers


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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/18/2021 1:39:39 PM   
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day two of the fight and air losses seem to be encouraging today as we have downed over a hundred enemy carrier based aircraft and even though we lost more aircraft in total our fighters achieved a kill rate in their favour, especially the Franks and Ki-94 did extremely well, only the Georges lost their engagements...

Mundy was criticized for flying nav strikes during his attempt to invade the Marianas and here we are, he has stood down all his bombers and fully focusses on a defensive strategy but this enables our task forces in the area to move around at will... it will also enable us to send in SAGs if needed...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/18/2021 1:41:37 PM   
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not sure what is exactly going on but the Brits are moving East towards Batavia now again... as previously we will just ignore them as I don't see them being a threat...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/18/2021 1:50:57 PM   
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KB is only 10 hexes away from the Allied Behemouth which is a tad closer than it should be probably but we are covering heavy units going to Kendari to stay there under a CAP umbrella... KB is not ordered to strike yet, a CAP of 500+ enemy fighters would totally shred our strikes even though it seems we wouldn't have to fear a return strike considering the Allied carrier groups have not launched a single nav strike against spotted convoys...

what really surprises me again is the position of the Allied Armada as they are now North East of Dili... I was looking at this screen for surely a couple of minutes thinking about the potential Allied plan and then I realized the Allied fleet was moving in a straight line exactly towards KENDARI!!! can I be wrong once again? All my previous assumptions about the possible invasion site were wrong and the enemy was going through my first two lines of defense already... a landing at Kendari would pose a real threat to all of the SRA and while Kendari is a good sized airfield with air support it's not garrisoned like a frontline base so the base would probably fall within the first two days...

we have already loaded several big amphib convoys at Singapore with over halve a dozen Infantry divisions plus all four Armoured divisions and lots of tank rgts that are heading South to be in place for a counter invasion... if he really plans to land at Kendari it is a must not to lose Kolaka as we could land our troops there and march to Kendari to fight the enemy there...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/18/2021 1:53:55 PM   
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more bad news as we have spotted another CVE group coming North escorting a convoy...

I doubt that this group is heading towards Port Moresby and most of my LBA in the region has been flown into the SRA...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/19/2021 9:51:49 PM   
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I don't play this game because it looks very complicated to play, but I do enjoy reading AARs sometimes.

Thought I'd just drop a comment to say very well done dude. I've enjoyed your rants on the numerous flaws on the game, and I liked how you didn't make any big blunders by splitting up your carriers to be killed individually or in small groups. Splitting up and trying to accomplish too much is a common mistake players make!

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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/19/2021 11:20:41 PM   
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Well Mundy finally placed himself into a position once again where he could possibly cause real damage to Japanese Empire, provided if he can maintain his position in the SRA after the Death Star leaves the area.

I'm having a sense that Winston Churchill has taken command over the Pacific war after the constant failures by the Americans to land a decisive victory, because this seems to be the Pacific version of "Europe's soft Underbelly".

Although the "Soft underbelly" wasn't really soft to begin with as the Italian campaign would prove, the Allied Balkans Liberation plan was scrapped in favor of Landing in Southern France and Churchill already had a reputation with a certain Mediterranean campaign in World War 1 when he proposed the naval attack on the Dardanelles, which evolved into the Gallipoli campaign that ended in Entente Defeat.

Mundy meanwhile is losing an unstainable amount of Fighters so he might strike out soon if he figures that your not attempting to seriously harm his carriers.

Remember he has SIGINT and he will eventually know WHERE KB is camping out in the SRA and he could suddenly strike out at you if he figures out where your holding back.

I've also noticed the lack of IJN Submarines in the Banda Sea, the water is deep enough so not sure why we can't see them yet.
I also presume that you have MTB boats available to help pick away at any Amphibious assaults or even Bombardments against the islands.
Let's just hope that all your SCTF's forces have Radar as we saw how the disastrous Surface action went without Radar back in the Bay of Bengal campaign.

God forbid in any Surface action that we have any Battleships or Cruisers "Escorting" damaged Destroyers, we reach a point were damaged ships that can't defend themselves should just be abandoned, unless their a capital ship, Maybe having a Light Cruiser in those Task Force might make the game just send a Light Cruiser and Heavy to defend the damage ship instead of a Battleship like it did last time.

Is their any Night Air Attacks coming? Since we have reached the point where some Japanese planes have Radar fitted on them also the Moon and weather helps a lot during Night attacks, same can be said for the Allies, Darkness and weather will hopefully be our Friends in the coming battles, otherwise the Dice rolls will decide your fate.

The obsolescence of the "old" N1K2-J George is becoming obvious, it should've been upgraded to the N1K5-J variant to keep the IJNAF competitive in offensive strikes but its too late now and the J7W Shinden or something else would've been delayed if such an scenario had happened, instead we have a great point Defense Fighter against the VVS (Soviet Air Forces), the B-29, the B-29's brother the B-32 Dominator, The ultimate form of the P-51H Mustang and the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star...

We are now in 1945, looking back at the 1946 completed AAR that reach to the very end. May 28, 1946 appears to be the end date for the game,
I repeat May 28, 1946 appears to be the official End date for WiTP:AE and forces an Auto Victory that you cannot skip, but maybe I'm wrong.

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Meanwhile Imperial Japan's Ally in the European Front is well not having a great time...


April the 8th, 1945.
The Royal Air Force bombs Lützkendorf in the final raid in the Allied campaign against the German oil industry.


And as of April the 4th the front line was this...

All I can say is that the situation could be worse... of course some Butterflys from sinking of many Western Allied Assets such as the sinking of the largest ship in the world, RMS Queen Elizabeth near the island of Pago Pago and the sinking of the SS America during the doomed attempt to Dunkirk the Allied Forces in Singapore along with other Ocean Liners.

But anyway, its likely to assume that a lot of German "tourist" who definitely aren't War Criminals are likely to set sail in U-Boats and head for Japanese India.

Unfortunately the things that those "tourist" are running from will be following them,
Remember the B-17's at the start of the Pacific War? Well their coming back with a vengeance...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/23/2021 11:26:50 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CrackingShow

I don't play this game because it looks very complicated to play, but I do enjoy reading AARs sometimes.

Thought I'd just drop a comment to say very well done dude. I've enjoyed your rants on the numerous flaws on the game, and I liked how you didn't make any big blunders by splitting up your carriers to be killed individually or in small groups. Splitting up and trying to accomplish too much is a common mistake players make!



You should try it, it's a great experience! And it's not that hard once you got around the basics.

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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/23/2021 11:36:34 AM   
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Well Mundy finally placed himself into a position once again where he could possibly cause real damage to Japanese Empire, provided if he can maintain his position in the SRA after the Death Star leaves the area.


yeah his move is a threatening one indeed but moving in and taking a base doesn't mean one can hold it, as we have seen in the Allied operation against Calcutta which brought halve a million men


I'm having a sense that Winston Churchill has taken command over the Pacific war after the constant failures by the Americans to land a decisive victory, because this seems to be the Pacific version of "Europe's soft Underbelly".

Although the "Soft underbelly" wasn't really soft to begin with as the Italian campaign would prove, the Allied Balkans Liberation plan was scrapped in favor of Landing in Southern France and Churchill already had a reputation with a certain Mediterranean campaign in World War 1 when he proposed the naval attack on the Dardanelles, which evolved into the Gallipoli campaign that ended in Entente Defeat.


it really depends where he is going to land but striking from Australia into Southern Borneo or Australia means hitting the soft belly for sure


Mundy meanwhile is losing an unstainable amount of Fighters so he might strike out soon if he figures that your not attempting to seriously harm his carriers.

Remember he has SIGINT and he will eventually know WHERE KB is camping out in the SRA and he could suddenly strike out at you if he figures out where your holding back.


will take like a week until his fighters are worn down and that's the timespan he has for his invasion, from day 8 on it will only go worse and worse with every day


I've also noticed the lack of IJN Submarines in the Banda Sea, the water is deep enough so not sure why we can't see them yet.
I also presume that you have MTB boats available to help pick away at any Amphibious assaults or even Bombardments against the islands.


the subs that are stationed in the Pacific weren't alerted as I never expected this move that far North but there are 10 subs coming down from Singapore. But to see a real effect I'd rather have 50 subs operating against the enemy fleet

Let's just hope that all your SCTF's forces have Radar as we saw how the disastrous Surface action went without Radar back in the Bay of Bengal campaign.


it's mid 45 and all my ships have undergone all their upgrades (only Hiyo and Junyo are currently undergoing theirs in Japan) but SC TF won't have much of an impact anymore at this stage of the war, more like a sponge to suck up damage and to deplete the enemy's ammo


God forbid in any Surface action that we have any Battleships or Cruisers "Escorting" damaged Destroyers, we reach a point were damaged ships that can't defend themselves should just be abandoned, unless their a capital ship, Maybe having a Light Cruiser in those Task Force might make the game just send a Light Cruiser and Heavy to defend the damage ship instead of a Battleship like it did last time.

Is their any Night Air Attacks coming? Since we have reached the point where some Japanese planes have Radar fitted on them also the Moon and weather helps a lot during Night attacks, same can be said for the Allies, Darkness and weather will hopefully be our Friends in the coming battles, otherwise the Dice rolls will decide your fate.


no night attacks, Mundy and me think the same about night bombing so if he doesn't start tactical night bombing I won't do either, it's just screwed in the game. If he does I could just set 600 of my KB bombers to night nav attack and cause serious losses to the enemy (have done that once in another game which immediately ended with the enemy complaining about a gamey attack - while he bombed me into the stone age with nothing but tactical night attacks for months)


The obsolescence of the "old" N1K2-J George is becoming obvious, it should've been upgraded to the N1K5-J variant to keep the IJNAF competitive in offensive strikes but its too late now and the J7W Shinden or something else would've been delayed if such an scenario had happened, instead we have a great point Defense Fighter against the VVS (Soviet Air Forces), the B-29, the B-29's brother the B-32 Dominator, The ultimate form of the P-51H Mustang and the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star...


haven't put any research into the N1K5 as I wanted to go with the N1K3 due to service level 2 but it doesn't make much difference, usually I just go for the last variant. The -5 never did much better in late war for me other than having more firepower with the two center line MGs though


We are now in 1945, looking back at the 1946 completed AAR that reach to the very end. May 28, 1946 appears to be the end date for the game,
I repeat May 28, 1946 appears to be the official End date for WiTP:AE and forces an Auto Victory that you cannot skip, but maybe I'm wrong.

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Meanwhile Imperial Japan's Ally in the European Front is well not having a great time...


April the 8th, 1945.
The Royal Air Force bombs Lützkendorf in the final raid in the Allied campaign against the German oil industry.


And as of April the 4th the front line was this...

All I can say is that the situation could be worse... of course some Butterflys from sinking of many Western Allied Assets such as the sinking of the largest ship in the world, RMS Queen Elizabeth near the island of Pago Pago and the sinking of the SS America during the doomed attempt to Dunkirk the Allied Forces in Singapore along with other Ocean Liners.

But anyway, its likely to assume that a lot of German "tourist" who definitely aren't War Criminals are likely to set sail in U-Boats and head for Japanese India.

Unfortunately the things that those "tourist" are running from will be following them,
Remember the B-17's at the start of the Pacific War? Well their coming back with a vengeance...







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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/24/2021 9:50:19 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 08, 45
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wetar at 73,112




Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 45
P1Y2 Frances x 3
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 13
Ki-84r Frank x 49
Ki-94-II x 113

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 8
F4U-1D Corsair x 350
F6F-3 Hellcat x 21
F6F-5 Hellcat x 238

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 2 destroyed
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 7 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 1 destroyed by flak
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 6 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 7 destroyed


big strike out of Dili (lvl 8 airfield) and Ruteng (lvl 5 airfield) over the enemy fleet... over 200 fighters escorting the bombers and while they killed way more fighters on CAP than they lost it was once again depressing to see the fighter vs fighter engagement being over in just moments... seems impossible to get a prolonged battle with our escorts, the CAP somehow can completely ignore our fighters, take down the bombers and return to the carriers unharmed (this against fighters that are way faster)...


Allied Ships
CV Shangri-La

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

CAP engaged:
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 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 15 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 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 13 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 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 17 minutes
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(14 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 12 on standby, 12 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (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 22000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 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 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wetar at 73,112




Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 45
P1Y2 Frances x 15
Ki-94-II x 95

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 8
F4U-1D Corsair x 317
F6F-3 Hellcat x 16
F6F-5 Hellcat x 205

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 4 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 11 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 2 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 5 destroyed


despite having four bases full of aircraft in range it was only Ruteng to launch a strike during the afternoon... next engagement, next failure of the fighters to engage the enemy (even though it was already worse than today)... enemy CAP is at 546 fighters now which means numbers are increasing again as they were below 500 already, most likely lots and lots are coming out of damaged state again... with 500+ fighters on CAP I can't even think about sending in a strike from KB, would just be a waste...


CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 6 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 11 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 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 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 1 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 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 15 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 33050.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (7 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Wetar at 73,112

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 3

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 7
F4U-1D Corsair x 278
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 170

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (22 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
22 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 25000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Raid is overhead
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 33050.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 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 23000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 8 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 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 to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 28260.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 56 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 75 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead



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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/24/2021 10:00:01 AM   
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about equal numbers in air losses but the majority of losses on our side is coming from the bombers that keep acting as pathfinders for my fighters... the tactic of sending in small numbers of bombers with big numbers of fighters is only working in terms of getting the fighters over the enemy fleet but when you have hundreds and hundreds of fighters on escort that could engage the CAP then it's just frustrating to see only a couple of dozen enemy fighters being downed each day...

having all nearby bases fully stacked with fighters I was expecting 500 of our fighters engaging the enemy daily causing at least close to 100 enemy fighters shot down... on average we manage only 50% of this at best even though that our fighter losses are minimal considering the size of the deathstar we engage... on the plus side the enemy CAP is down to halve from where it started a couple of days ago...




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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/24/2021 12:30:07 PM   
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Do you just put low experience and skill pilots in the “pathfinders” or are you losing good strike pilots?

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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/25/2021 9:38:31 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jdsrae

Do you just put low experience and skill pilots in the “pathfinders” or are you losing good strike pilots?


I'm losing good pilots in the bomber units. Doesn't matter all that much though as I have probably 2-3000 trained pilots for them and I can't draw other pilots as the pools have been empty since 42. And the 450 or so IJN pilots I get new into the pool each month got an experience and skill like 10 so they wouldn't even find the enemy.

Amazingly only 50-60% of the crews are lost when 100% of the bombers are shot down over the enemy carrier groups.

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RE: AAR 1945 - 7/25/2021 10:26:42 AM   
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 09, 45
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 71,110




Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 39
P1Y2 Frances x 9
Ki-94-II x 90

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 9
F4U-1D Corsair x 297
F6F-5 Hellcat x 193

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 6 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


another day and another time when my fighters just don't engage the enemy CAP... just look at these losses! We send in 129 fighters and they down halve a dozen enemy aircraft losing two of their own... one bomber even got through and dropped bombs on a CVE...


Allied Ships
CVE Cape Esperance

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P1Y2 Frances bombing from 25000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 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 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (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 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 5 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 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (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 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 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 23000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 71,110

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 2

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 8
F4U-1D Corsair x 274
F6F-5 Hellcat x 173

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (15 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 4 on standby, 8 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (16 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (18 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (14 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 3 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (9 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (7 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 2 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VC(F)-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VC(F)-86 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 71,110

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 34
P1Y2 Frances x 14
Ki-84r Frank x 49
Ki-94-II x 109

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 10
F4U-1D Corsair x 295
F6F-5 Hellcat x 189

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 6 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


there was only one strike in the morning worth mentioning and this one in the afternoon... while the morning strike came from Ruteng this one was staged in Dili... nearly 200 fighters show up to engage the CAP and while they did better than the morning strike the numbers of enemy fighters downed are nothing but a fart considering the total number of fighters based on the enemy carriers... in total the enemy didn't even lose 20 fighters today, this when we send in over 300 escorts...

I'm really wondering (once again) about the movement of the Allied fleet as the Armada left the direct path to Kendari but only move four hexes to the NW compared to the position yesterday...


Allied Ships
CVE Bismarck Sea
CVE Kadashan Bay

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

CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 27000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 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 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 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 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 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 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (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 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 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 23000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 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 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 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 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 21000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 71,110

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 11
P1Y2 Frances x 6

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 10
F4U-1D Corsair x 276
F6F-5 Hellcat x 173

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 9 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 5 on standby, 10 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
25 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 2 on standby, 1 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 22000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 54 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 7 on standby, 8 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
25 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
17 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 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 17000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 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 25000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 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 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 3 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-86 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers



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Sub attack near Pamekasan at 58,106

Japanese Ships
PB Toshi Maru #1, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
PB Choun Maru #18
PB Banshu Maru #51
xAKL Awa Maru
xAKL Tientsin Maru
xAKL Shun Yuan
PB Yachiyo Maru
PB Kaiyo Maru #1
PB Hagoromo Maru

Allied Ships
SS Hackleback

SS Hackleback launches 2 torpedoes at PB Toshi Maru #1
Hackleback diving deep ....
PB Yachiyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kaiyo Maru #1 fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Hagoromo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Yachiyo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Hagoromo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachiyo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Yachiyo Maru is out of ASW ammo
PB Yachiyo Maru is out of ASW ammo
PB Hagoromo Maru fails to find sub and abandons search
PB Yachiyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachiyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yachiyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boeton at 69,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 9
N1K2-J George x 34

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 10
F4U-1D Corsair x 293
F6F-5 Hellcat x 184

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 4 destroyed
N1K2-J George: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 2 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


have ordered a Grace unit to attack the enemy carrier group today, hoped for more escorts and due to more bombers perhaps more fighting fighter vs fighter too, no idea what the game reall does in the end... well, it did f*ck up the strikes today...


CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
25 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 9 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 45 minutes
22 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 40 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 11 on standby, 11 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
23 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 38 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 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 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 5 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 18000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 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 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boeton at 69,109




Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 113 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B7A2 Grace x 27
Ki-84r Frank x 36
Ki-94-II x 124

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 9
F4U-1D Corsair x 273
F6F-5 Hellcat x 169

Japanese aircraft losses
B7A2 Grace: 10 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 8 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


here's the main part of the Grace unit together with the majority of the escort which are coming from Dili... CAP is down to 449 fighters and 1 Grace even got through CAP but the engagement of the escorts vs the CAP was the same as all the days before even though we get an encouraging kill rate, total losses within the CAP are just too low considering the huge number of escorts we have... they just don't fight...


Allied Ships
CVE Nehenta Bay

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 19 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 12 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
15 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
18 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 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 20 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 47 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 11 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 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 5 minutes
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 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 14 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VC(F)-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-88 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-90 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 16297.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-94 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers




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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boeton at 69,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 36
P1Y2 Frances x 10
Ki-84r Frank x 103
Ki-94-II x 84

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 6
F4U-1D Corsair x 194
F6F-5 Hellcat x 122

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 4 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 4 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 3 destroyed


even more escorts in this strike as it's showing up with a strike from Ruteng but with the same result, only a good dozen enemy fighters shot down... when we send in over 200 fighters...


CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 18 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 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 16 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VC(F)-88 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
VC(F)-90 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 16297.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-94 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VC(F)-98 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lautem at 73,113




Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
N1K2-J George x 14
P1Y2 Frances x 6
Ki-84r Frank x 46
Ki-94-II x 89

Allied aircraft
F4U-1D Corsair x 54
F6F-3 Hellcat x 31
F6F-5 Hellcat x 53

Japanese aircraft losses
N1K2-J George: 1 destroyed
P1Y2 Frances: 4 destroyed
Ki-84r Frank: 2 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 3 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


oh boy, so many played turns in all those years, so much attention and I forgot about the carrier group that was spotted SW of Port Moresby coming North to reinforce the enemy Armada... four or five days ago when we spotted that CV group I planned to send KB to an intercept postion around Sorong on the North Western tip of New Guinea and strike this carrier group which is most likely a CVE group when it's around Saumlaki but I just FORGOT about it because I was so focussed in trying to wear down the CAP over the main CV groups ...

silly me... we launch a strike from Dili against the CVEs and just look at the CAP, there are not even 150 fighters on CAP, a concentrated strike from KB would have most likely caused maximum damage... now that I missed that chance the Allied will increase their CAP by another 150 fighters... one of my biggest mistakes in the whole war...


CAP engaged:
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 5 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 18000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 7 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 27 minutes
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 11 on standby, 10 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 6 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes




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today's air losses aren't encouraging... was hoping to see more fighter vs fighter engagements if I also increase the number of bombers but it just doesn't happen, the game at some point decided that there is no CAP vs escort fight anymore... feels like the longer you have a campaign running the more flaws or the like are happening as I just can't see a reason why 500 fighters sent in on average hardly get above 50 enemy fighters being downed, not because they are shot down themself, they just don't engage... enemy CAP engages my bombers as if my escorts wouldn't even exist...

the Grace unit lost 100% of it's bombers and the Frances unit was trashed too while our fighters do more than ok when it comes to kill rates, it's just total numbers being killed is totally disappointing...




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here's the situation... we have two heavy cruiser groups plus Musashi and CAs at Kendari, covered by 300 Georges, the enemy has still not set his bombers to engage and Musashi plus a CA group have been ordered to engage the enemy fleet during the night... the SAG NW of Sorong consists of four BBs plus escorts going to Kendari to protect the base and draw in airstrikes if the enemy decides to set his bombers to attack...

at the same time KB was ordered to move to a position 90 miles NE of Kendari to fly an airstrike against the Allied carrier groups, hopefully to catch either the CVE group coming North (would preferre this) or to strike the main CV group before all that stuff will be combined... the enemy isn't aware of KB being up there (if SIGINT fails) and he hasn't flown a single nav strike mission in all the last days so I don't expect a counterstrike on KB... we will have some 450 bombers plus 600 Sams as escorts with only 300 Sams left on CAP and if the carrier groups don't react we should get a massive alpha strike that should get hundreds of bombers through CAP and hit the enemy hard... due to KB moving down all along the North Coast of New Guinea and back up again our ships are running low on fuel and will have to replenish soon but that will take three days and we don't have three days... with Kendari being set as homeport we can keep KB in the area without refulling for about another week I guess...

tomorrow could be a really deciding day in the war, the Japanese are seeking a decisive battle again and the Allied have brought an insane Armada for a repeated time over the years...




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what really strikes me are the British again... having thought about a pure feint from the first day we have spotted them NW of Sumatra they have been consistently moving towards Java the last couple of days, at the moment it looks like they would land at Benkoelen tomorrow but I just can't really imagine this happening...

as you can see I've got quite a lot of shipping at and around Soerabaja, these are my amphibious groups that carry all my divisions to counter the expected Allied landings... with the majority of the IJN being at Kendari now I have no clue how Mundy is going to pull this off though...




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Exciting developments, Castor. Best of luck in the upcoming clash.

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Exciting developments, Castor. Best of luck in the upcoming clash.



Thanks! Interesting days to come for sure

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 11, 45
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Boeton at 69,109, Range 10,000 Yards




Japanese Ships
BB Musashi, Shell hits 17, on fire
CA Takao
CA Atago
CA Chokai, Shell hits 1
DD Shimakaze
DD Shigure
DD Murasame, Shell hits 1
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi
DD Samidare
DD Yamakaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Umikaze
DD Suzukaze, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
CV Intrepid, Shell hits 3
CV Franklin, Shell hits 2
CV Reprisal
CVL Independence
CVL Monterey
CVL San Jacinto, Shell hits 1
BB South Dakota
BB Wisconsin, Shell hits 3
CLAA Reno
CLAA Flint, Shell hits 1
CL Phoenix
CL Santa Fe, Shell hits 1
CL Pasadena, Shell hits 1
DD Charles Ausburne
DD Bache
DD Beale
DD Bearss
DD Bell
DD Bennett
DD Boyd
DD Bryant
DD Bullard
DD Callaghan
CL Vincennes II


Musashi and company going in engaging one of the main Allied CV groups (reminds me of Marcus Island)... it's 1945 and the IJN has lost most if not all of it's danger when it comes down to night naval engagements... the long lance has become totally useless with radar (probably 100+ torps spent in this engagement) and the enemy ships are one generation more modern than ours... was totally depressing to see the Essex CVs being able to bounce 20cm shells off or their flight decks, never seen this before but happened three times in this engagement... other than a single 40cm shell penetrating the belt of a CL each we did literally no damage and Musashi in return was pummeled by 5 and 6 inch shells (that did nothing) but also Wisconsin scored a 16 inch shell that penetrated Musashi's belt at 10000 yards...

that's not a good start at all and we really miss Yamato here... Musashi fired all her main battery shells in this engagement...

Mundy has a good setup for his carrier groups, pretty much the same as I do when playing the Allied except that I swap out two CL for two DD, going for more ASW than additional AA...


Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 28,000 yards...
Range closes to 26,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 10,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CV Intrepid at 10,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CV Franklin at 10,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CV Intrepid at 10,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages CVL San Jacinto at 10,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Umikaze at 10,000 yards
BB Wisconsin engages BB Musashi at 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages BB South Dakota at 10,000 yards
DD Samidare engages CV Intrepid at 10,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Yudachi at 10,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Santa Fe at 10,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CLAA Flint at 10,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CLAA Reno at 10,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Bell at 10,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Bache at 10,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Charles Ausburne at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CV Reprisal at 9,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CV Intrepid at 9,000 yards
CA Atago engages CV Intrepid at 9,000 yards
CA Takao engages CV Intrepid at 9,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Umikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Bache at 9,000 yards
DD Bache engages DD Yamakaze at 9,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Vincennes II at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Bache at 9,000 yards
CL Santa Fe engages DD Harusame at 9,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Phoenix at 9,000 yards
CLAA Flint engages CA Takao at 9,000 yards
DD Bache engages DD Shimakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Bullard at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Beale at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Samidare engages CV Reprisal at 8,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages CV Franklin at 8,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CA Atago at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CVL San Jacinto at 8,000 yards
DD Bell engages DD Suzukaze at 8,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Bache at 8,000 yards
DD Yamakaze engages DD Bache at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Vincennes II at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Pasadena at 8,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Beale at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Phoenix at 8,000 yards
DD Shigure engages CLAA Flint at 8,000 yards
CLAA Reno engages BB Musashi at 8,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Bennett at 8,000 yards
DD Bell engages DD Samidare at 8,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Charles Ausburne at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CV Reprisal at 8,000 yards
CA Chokai engages CV Intrepid at 8,000 yards
CA Atago engages CL Pasadena at 8,000 yards
CA Takao engages CV Intrepid at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CVL Monterey at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CVL Independence at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Wisconsin at 8,000 yards
DD Beale engages DD Yamakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Charles Ausburne engages DD Samidare at 8,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CL Pasadena at 8,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Bullard at 8,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Bell at 8,000 yards
DD Bache engages DD Shigure at 8,000 yards
DD Shimakaze engages DD Charles Ausburne at 8,000 yards
DD Bryant engages DD Suzukaze at 8,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Beale at 8,000 yards
DD Suzukaze engages DD Charles Ausburne at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CV Reprisal at 11,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CV Franklin at 11,000 yards
CA Atago engages CV Intrepid at 11,000 yards
BB Musashi engages CVL San Jacinto at 11,000 yards
BB Musashi engages BB Wisconsin at 11,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...



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the heavy cruiser SAG that was also ordered to engage the enemy fleet didn't engage when the enemy moved out of the hex to what seems to be a move further North West... what? NORTH WEST?



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 64,107




Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 118 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 10
Ki-94-II x 38

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 9
F4U-1D Corsair x 248
F6F-5 Hellcat x 144

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 7 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 2 destroyed


what the hell is going on again? We're in the afternoon already and we didn't launch a single strike during the morning, some 2000+ aircraft (including KB) ready to strike... and where is KB? I didn't even see my carrier groups so far during the replay, neither did their naval search spot something nor was KB spotted in return...

the air engagement has been the same as in all the days (except one) before, the escorts do NOTHING... there is no fighter vs fighter engagement anymore...


CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
16 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 10 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
20 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 9 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 8 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 49 minutes
19 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 22000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 11 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
27 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 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 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 6 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
11 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
10 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 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 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (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 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 64,107

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 3
Ki-94-II x 126

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 9
F4U-1D Corsair x 234
F6F-5 Hellcat x 136

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed


126 Ki-94 and we get 5 enemy fighters downed... was like 10 firing passes and then the CAP took down all bombers and the fight was over... have never seen such repeated bullsh*t over all the years, no idea what's going on... CAP vs. escorts is NOT happening anymore...


CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 14 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-32 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead
5 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 64,107

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 3

Allied aircraft
Seafire L.III x 8
F4U-1D Corsair x 185
F6F-5 Hellcat x 104

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VBF-7 with F4U-1D Corsair (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
VF-16 with F6F-5 Hellcat (14 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VBF-16 with F4U-1D Corsair (15 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
15 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VF-80 with F6F-5 Hellcat (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 73 minutes
VBF-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
VBF-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VF-31 with F6F-5 Hellcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Raid is overhead
VF-50 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 10000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-20 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-21 with F4U-1D Corsair (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-42 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VC(F)-66 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 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 10000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
VC(F)-68 with F6F-5 Hellcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VC(F)-77 with F6F-5 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 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 25000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VC(F)-78 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
VC(F)-82 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-84 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Raid is overhead
VC(F)-85 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VC(F)-86 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



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Pre-Invasion action off Buitenzorg (48,99)

84 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE LeHardy
DE Carlson
DE Baron
DE Bicester
APD Rathburne
APD Overton
APD McKean
APD Little
APD Gregory
APD Chew
APD Ward
LSM-364
LCI-177
LSM-362

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


as I kind of expected last turn, the British are landing troops at Buitenzorg... WOW!!!!


DE LeHardy fired at enemy troops
DE Carlson fired at enemy troops
DE Baron fired at enemy troops
DE Bicester fired at enemy troops
APD Rathburne fired at enemy troops
APD Overton fired at enemy troops
APD McKean fired at enemy troops
APD Little fired at enemy troops
APD Gregory fired at enemy troops
APD Chew fired at enemy troops
APD Ward fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Buitenzorg (48,99)

TF 140 troops unloading over beach at Buitenzorg, 48,99

Allied ground losses:
1159 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 150 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 96 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 25 (1 destroyed, 24 disabled)
Vehicles lost 74 (0 destroyed, 74 disabled)


considering the disabled squads there must be quite a lot of stuff coming ashore...


11 troops of a Ind Inf Section 44 accidentally lost during unload of 99th Indian Bde
11 troops of a Ind Inf Section 44 lost in surf during unload of 98th Indian Bde /2
11 troops of a Aus Inf Sect 44 lost overboard during unload of 20th Australian Bde
11 troops of a Ind Inf Section 44 lost overboard during unload of 100th Indian Bde /2
11 troops of a Aus Inf Sect 44 lost overboard during unload of 20th Australian Bde /2
11 troops of a Ind Inf Section 44 accidentally lost during unload of 99th Indian Bde /3
12 troops of a African Rifle Sqd accidentally lost during unload of 22nd (East African) Bde /3
3" Mortar 43 lost from landing craft during unload of 77th Indian Para Bde


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Ground combat at Buitenzorg (48,99)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6312 troops, 58 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 188

Defending force 7167 troops, 80 guns, 185 vehicles, Assault Value = 389

Assaulting units:
68th Brigade
91st Naval Guard Unit

Defending units:
14th Air Landing Bde /1
100th Indian Bde /1
98th Indian Bde /1
IV Corps Engr Bn /1
18th Cavalry Rgt /2
28th (East African) Bde /1
82nd (West African) Div /1
44th (Support) Battalion
22nd (East African) Bde /4
77th Indian Para Bde /9
708th Amphib Tank Battalion
XXI Corps Engr Bn /1
99th Indian Bde /1
20th Australian Bde /1
268th Motorised Bde /4
14th Army Engr Bn /1
236th Cmbt Engineer Battalion
36th Div Engr Bn /3
534th AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
18th SP FA Rgt /3



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air losses... no idea what to say anymore, just FUBAR... flying thousands of escort sorties vs a CAP up to this point not resulting in any real numbers of fighters downed...




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what I've up to today thought would be nothing but a feint turns out to be an invasion on North Western Java which immediately changes the whole situation in the region, not because the British are landing on Java but because the US Armada surely also has Java as target... so how many times have I been wrong about the possible invasion site? Port Moresby, Groote Eylandt, Darwin, Timor and Kendari... five times and as it looks now the Allied are aiming on a major operation against Java...

I'm not afraid about the British landing in the North, we have already a Division from Batavia arriving here tomorrow, it's mountaineous terrain and we have level six forts, no way we would be ever dislodged and we can bring in more stuff easily if needed... the British are moving their troops in a POW camp right from day one with no chance to break out... not a feint but also nothing more than a diversion but we will still fully focus on the US Armada which probably is going to aim at Southern Java...




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WHERE IS KB? That's the question I was asking when the combat replay was turning onto ground combat... well, I saw where it was when I was looking at the turn, KB DIDN'T MOVE A GOD DAMN HEX!!!

like I had it already happening in the past just had to happen exactly this turn again when I order my carriers to engage the enemy... all my TFs had full op points, didn't refuel and were following an ASW group and a BB SAG like they have done two dozen previous turns without a problem... today, KB didn't move!

it's just so borked, instead of ending eight hexes from the Allied fleet our carriers just sit idle in the hex they were yesterday and at least as funny are my two surface combat TFs that move the three hexes South from Kendari but didn't move back despite NOT being set to patrol but retire (checked it twice during giving orders yesterday and also this turn shows them to retire)... the Musashi TF is also more or less completely out of ammo so why it just stayed there is beyond me, Kendari is the home port... just imagine Mundy suddenly changing his mind, setting his bombers to nav attack this turn, we would have lost Musashi and halve of IJN's heavy cruisers because the two SAGs were just sitting there to be bombed... Japanese naval movement was totally borked this turn, call it a bug, call it a flaw, it didn't do what it was expected to do...

have reordered everything again so hopefully something is going to move next turn, the Allied main CV groups are now off Makassar but the other CV group that was attacked yesterday wasn't spotted today and it didn't combine with the main group as there weren't more fighter squadrons on CAP today...

with Java being the target now I am caught somewhat flat footed as I was betting on Kendari and all my heavy units were defending Kendari and I don't have anything really strong left to defend Soerabaja which is where all my loaded amphib shipping is sitting, just ten hexes away from the Allied Death Star... we do have a thousand aircraft on Java but my amphib shipping was ordered to move North towards Singapor (along Borneo's coast), hoping it won't be caught by Allied carrier air... I expect Allied carriers to stick to their amphib groups though so we should be safe (IF my ships move)...

we have to force a showdown now and we are going to order a BB and a CA group back to Soerabaja in the coming days if we don't get totally defeated tomorrow... with my SAGs engaging the enemy carriers I guess Mundy is going to set his bombers to nav strike now...




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 12, 45
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Invasion Support action off Buitenzorg (48,99)

98 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
DE LeHardy
DE Carlson
DE Baron
DE Bicester
APD Rathburne
APD Overton
APD McKean
APD Little
APD Gregory
APD Chew
APD Ward
LSM-362
LCI-121

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


most of the Commonwealth troops came ashore already... they were landing right into a POW camp...


DE LeHardy fired at enemy troops
DE Carlson fired at enemy troops
DE Baron fired at enemy troops
DE Bicester fired at enemy troops
APD Rathburne fired at enemy troops
APD Overton fired at enemy troops
APD McKean fired at enemy troops
APD Little fired at enemy troops
APD Gregory fired at enemy troops
APD Chew fired at enemy troops
APD Ward fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Sub attack near Umboi Island at 100,125

Japanese Ships
SC CHa-202
SC CHa-199
SC CHa-201
SC CHa-200

Allied Ships
SS Thresher

Captain of SS Thresher elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
SC CHa-202 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-201 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-200 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC CHa-202 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-202 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-202 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC CHa-202 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Buitenzorg (48,99)

49 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-180
LCI-177
LSM-362
DE Carlson
DE LeHardy
LCI-121

LCI-180 fired at enemy troops
LCI-177 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Invasion Support action off Buitenzorg (48,99)

44 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
LCI-295
LCI-266
LCI-180
LSM-362
DE Carlson
DE LeHardy
LSM-364

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

LCI-295 fired at enemy troops
LCI-266 fired at enemy troops
LCI-180 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Larantoeka at 68,112

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
P1Y2 Frances x 6
Ki-94-II x 173

Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 24
Seafire L.III x 21
F4U-1D Corsair x 215
F6F-3 Hellcat x 9
F6F-5 Hellcat x 174

Japanese aircraft losses
P1Y2 Frances: 4 destroyed
Ki-94-II: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-5 Hellcat: 1 destroyed


nothing new here, we have 173 escorts that did literally nothing, after 3 enemy fighters were shot down the rest of the CAP killed the 6 bombers and the fight was over... just idiotic again and again and again...


CAP engaged:
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 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 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VBF-12 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
4 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 15000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VBF-14 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
4 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 15000 and 31820.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VC(F)-75 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-76 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
VC(F)-80 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VC(F)-81 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
3 planes vectored on to bombers
VC(F)-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
VC(F)-87 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
VC(F)-91 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VC(F)-92 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Larantoeka at 68,112




Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 245
B7A2 Grace x 116
D4Y4 Judy x 169

Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 23
Seafire L.III x 21
F4U-1D Corsair x 207
F6F-3 Hellcat x 8
F6F-5 Hellcat x 171

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 3 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 25 destroyed, 17 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 2 destroyed by flak
D4Y4 Judy: 27 destroyed, 35 damaged
D4Y4 Judy: 11 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F6F-5 Hellcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Ommaney Bay, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Gambier Bay
CV Randolph
CVE Admiralty Island, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CV Wasp
CVE Tulagi, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Takanis Bay, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CVE Bougainville, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CVE Sargent Bay, Bomb hits 4
DD Brush
CVL San Jacinto, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
CV Franklin
CV Reprisal
BB South Dakota, Bomb hits 1
BB Wisconsin, Bomb hits 2
CVL Independence
CV Intrepid, Bomb hits 1
CVE Stalker, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CVE Matanikau
CVE Sitkoh Bay, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVL Monterey
CVE Munda
CVE Petrof Bay


KB strikes! But also here, lots just goes wrong, nothing goes as planned... at least the game decided to move my ships as KB has moved to the ordered position... after the nav search phase one of my main carrier groups just had to react, as has happened so many times before which means we immediately split our offensive strikes in two... the enemy main carrier groups kept moving towards Java so at least we were attacking the smaller one, built up by one CV/CVL group and the rest being CVE... we have 245 escorts vs 400 fighters on CAP and no doubt that means lots of downed bombers but guess what, same as has happened with all my land based strikes was also happening here, the escorts did exactly NOTHING as can be seen by the number of fighters lost on both sides!!! no idea what is really working in these routines, as soon as you pass mid 42 and have numbers involved it's totally borked over and over again... I was even amazed to see halve of the bombers get through CAP, terrible weather prevented us from annihilating the enemy carriers but we still did damage, thanks to the fact that we mainly targetted the brittle escort carriers which can't really defend them against airstrikes if the bombers get through...

many of the bomb hits were 800kg bombs so we surely have sunk a couple of CVEs with this strike and most likely also the CVL that also suffered an ammo and fuel storage explosion... needless to say while the enemy carriers also spotted KB, none of them reacted... if we had a fully coordinated strike out of one hex and not the usual Thunderstorms over the target it could have meant game over for the majority of Allied carriers in this hex...



Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
13 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
7 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg GP Bomb
5 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
8 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(13 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
Raid is overhead
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
VBF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VBF-12 with F4U-1D Corsair (3 airborne, 15 on standby, 14 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VBF-14 with F4U-1D Corsair (8 airborne, 12 on standby, 10 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VC(F)-75 with F6F-5 Hellcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VC(F)-76 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
VC(F)-80 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
VC(F)-81 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VC(F)-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VC(F)-87 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 32000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
VC(F)-91 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes

Fuel storage explosion on CVE Bougainville
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Bougainville
San Jacinto dead in the water ...
Monterey dead in the water ...
Fuel storage explosion on CVL San Jacinto
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Admiralty Island
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Sitkoh Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL San Jacinto
Ammo storage explosion on CVL San Jacinto



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Larantoeka at 68,112

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 120 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A7M2 Sam x 240
B7A2 Grace x 47
D4Y4 Judy x 118

Allied aircraft
Hellcat I x 23
Seafire L.III x 20
F4U-1D Corsair x 194
F6F-3 Hellcat x 5
F6F-5 Hellcat x 160

Japanese aircraft losses
A7M2 Sam: 1 destroyed
B7A2 Grace: 14 destroyed, 9 damaged
B7A2 Grace: 3 destroyed by flak
D4Y4 Judy: 28 destroyed, 36 damaged
D4Y4 Judy: 10 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4U-1D Corsair: 1 destroyed
F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CVE Stalker, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Sitkoh Bay, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Admiralty Island, on fire
CVE Tulagi, on fire, heavy damage
CVE Sargent Bay, on fire
CVE Petrof Bay
CVE Takanis Bay, heavy fires
CV Wasp
CVE Gambier Bay, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Drexler
CV Reprisal
DD Boyd
CV Franklin
CV Intrepid
CVL Monterey
CVE Bougainville, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Munda, Bomb hits 1
CVE Ommaney Bay, heavy fires, heavy damage
CVE Matanikau
CVL Independence
BB Wisconsin
BB South Dakota, Bomb hits 2


that's the strike of the CV group that reacted towards the enemywith the same idiotic, retarded, totally f*cked fact that the escorts did not engage the CAP... we send the next wave with 240 Sams, lose 2 and kill 3 enemy fighters??? In total KB has launched nearly 500 Sams to engage a CAP of 400+ and we don't even claim a dozen enemy fighters? Seriously??? Considering the experience with the game I just have to be amazed that we had bombers still getting through the CAP even though this strike was hit even harder... but for what result? We just trashed the offensive capability of halve a dozen carriers for 6 bomb hits, 2 didn't do any damage at all as BB South Dakota is bomb prove against 800kg AP bombs? WHAT???

the fact that fighter vs fighter combat isn't even happening anymore in the so called air routines is totally frustrating as that's a new one for me in all the years, just have a look at the air losses later on...


Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
1 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
1 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
3 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x B7A2 Grace releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
1 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
1 x D4Y4 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VF-11 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VBF-11 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VF-13 with F6F-5 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(11 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VBF-13 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(12 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19891.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
VF-22 with F6F-3 Hellcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-30 with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
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.
Raid is overhead
VF-51 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
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 11 minutes
VBF-10 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
VF-12 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
VBF-12 with F4U-1D Corsair (7 airborne, 4 on standby, 14 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 33000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
VF-14 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VBF-14 with F4U-1D Corsair (11 airborne, 12 on standby, 8 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VC(F)-75 with F6F-5 Hellcat (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
8 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 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
VC(F)-76 with F6F-5 Hellcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
VC(F)-80 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
VC(F)-81 with F6F-5 Hellcat (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 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 17000 and 34000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VC(F)-83 with F4U-1D Corsair (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
VC(F)-87 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 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 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
VC(F)-91 with F4U-1D Corsair (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Sitkoh Bay
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Admiralty Island
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVE Takanis Bay
Monterey dead in the water ...
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Bogue class CVE
Fuel storage explosion on CVE Bougainville
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Sangamon class CVE



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