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RE: Aug31.42: Naval banzai charge? Ambon 2nd day of battle - 6/1/2020 9:04:51 PM   
Jorge_Stanbury


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Surface combat, Night phase:
- Japanese amphibious TF proceeded to Ambon, with heavy cover

- one of these heavy cover TF, lets call it TF Kumano, encountered cruiser TF "Friedell", this 1st battle was a clear victory for Japan, as they had minimal damage vs 2 DDs sunk

- 2nd battle: another Japanese victory, cruiser TF "Ching Lee" vs TF Ashigara, 1 DD sunk, 1 cruiser torpedoed vs 1 Japanese DD damaged

- 3rd battle: after dealing with the cruisers, Ching Lee went for the amphibious TF. Escorts did a good job in defending the transports, and got killed instead

- 4th battle: fresh TF "Lockwood", with 3 standard battleships, wrecked havoc on the amphibious TF.. lots of troops ended up swimming




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 74,110, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano
CL Tama, Shell hits 2
CL Oi, Shell hits 2
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi, Shell hits 1
DD Kawakaze
DD Shirakumo
DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Mikazuki, Shell hits 1
DD Sanae

Allied Ships
CA Australia, Shell hits 1
CL Raleigh
CL Trenton, Shell hits 1
DD Hughes
DD Dunlap
DD Case, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Farragut
DD Worden
DD MacDonough, Shell hits 5, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Stuart
DD Arrow, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Isis, Shell hits 1, on fire

Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CA Australia engages CA Kumano at 8,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Trenton at 8,000 yards
CL Trenton engages CL Tama at 8,000 yards
DD Isis engages DD Hatsuyuki at 8,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Isis at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Isis at 8,000 yards
DD MacDonough engages DD Hatsuyuki at 8,000 yards
DD MacDonough engages DD Kawakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD MacDonough at 8,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Kawakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Dunlap at 8,000 yards
DD Hughes engages DD Kawakaze at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Australia engages CA Kumano at 3,000 yards
CL Oi engages CL Trenton at 3,000 yards
CL Tama engages CL Raleigh at 3,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Isis at 3,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Arrow at 3,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Hatsuyuki at 3,000 yards
DD Arrow engages DD Shirakumo at 3,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Worden at 3,000 yards
DD MacDonough sunk by DD Yudachi at 3,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Case at 3,000 yards
DD Arrow engages DD Yukikaze at 3,000 yards
DD Hughes engages DD Kawakaze at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Trenton at 6,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Australia at 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CL Raleigh at 6,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD Hughes at 6,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Case at 6,000 yards
DD Isis engages DD Hatsuyuki at 6,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Worden at 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Farragut at 6,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Kawakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Dunlap at 6,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Yukikaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Australia engages CA Kumano at 7,000 yards
CL Oi engages CL Trenton at 7,000 yards
CA Australia engages CL Tama at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Isis at 7,000 yards
DD Arrow sunk by DD Yukikaze at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Case at 7,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD Case at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Farragut at 7,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Yudachi at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Dunlap at 7,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Yukikaze at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Australia at 9,000 yards
CA Australia engages CL Oi at 9,000 yards
CL Tama engages CL Trenton at 9,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Sanae at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Stuart at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Hughes at 9,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Farragut at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Farragut at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Case at 9,000 yards
DD Hughes engages DD Hatsuyuki at 9,000 yards
DD Isis engages DD Yukikaze at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Australia engages CL Oi at 12,000 yards
CA Australia engages CL Tama at 12,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Isis at 12,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Stuart at 12,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Hatsuyuki at 12,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Shirakumo at 12,000 yards
DD Isis engages DD Kawakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Yudachi at 12,000 yards
DD Hughes engages DD Hatsuyuki at 12,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Isis at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 76,109, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 3, on fire
CL Naka, Shell hits 1
CL Kuma, Shell hits 1
DD Maikaze, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Arashi
DD Murasame
DD Shinonome
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 1
DD Yugiri, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Karukaya, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans
CA Astoria, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 2
CA San Francisco
DD Hammann, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Mustin, Shell hits 2
DD Conyngham
DD Shaw
DD Cushing, Shell hits 1
DD Perkins, Shell hits 2
DD Flusser, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Downes, Shell hits 1

Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA New Orleans at 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Minneapolis at 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Astoria at 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA New Orleans at 8,000 yards
CA Astoria engages DD Yugiri at 8,000 yards
DD Flusser engages DD Yugiri at 8,000 yards
DD Flusser engages DD Shinonome at 8,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Yugiri at 8,000 yards
Magazine explodes on DD Flusser
DD Flusser sunk by DD Arashi at 8,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Shinonome at 8,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Hammann at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Minneapolis at 3,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Minneapolis at 3,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CL Naka at 3,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Karukaya at 3,000 yards
DD Downes engages DD Yugiri at 3,000 yards
DD Karukaya engages DD Cushing at 3,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Shaw at 3,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Arashi at 3,000 yards
DD Mustin engages DD Maikaze at 3,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Karukaya at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA San Francisco at 5,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA Minneapolis at 5,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CA Ashigara at 5,000 yards
DD Karukaya engages DD Hammann at 5,000 yards
DD Downes engages DD Arashi at 5,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Karukaya at 5,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Cushing at 5,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Perkins at 5,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Conyngham at 5,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Mustin at 5,000 yards
DD Karukaya engages DD Hammann at 5,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA San Francisco at 5,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Minneapolis at 5,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA San Francisco at 5,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Karukaya at 5,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Downes at 5,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Hammann at 5,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Cushing at 5,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Shaw at 5,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Conyngham at 5,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA San Francisco at 5,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CA Ashigara at 5,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA Astoria at 5,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA New Orleans at 5,000 yards
DD Downes engages DD Yugiri at 5,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Downes at 5,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Shinonome at 5,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Shaw at 5,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Hammann at 5,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Mustin at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CA Ashigara at 7,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Naka at 7,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CL Naka at 7,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages CA Ashigara at 7,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Hammann at 7,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Perkins at 7,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Shinonome at 7,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Maikaze at 7,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Shinonome at 7,000 yards
DD Mustin engages DD Karukaya at 7,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Shinonome at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA San Francisco at 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Minneapolis at 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Astoria at 11,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Karukaya at 11,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Asagiri at 11,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Murasame at 11,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Maikaze at 11,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Arashi at 11,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Mustin at 11,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Hammann at 11,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages CA Ashigara at 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA New Orleans at 11,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA Minneapolis at 11,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA New Orleans at 11,000 yards
DD Mustin engages DD Yugiri at 11,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Arashi at 11,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Cushing at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Shaw at 11,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Arashi at 11,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Mustin at 11,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Hammann at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA San Francisco at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CA Minneapolis at 9,000 yards
CA Astoria engages CL Naka at 9,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Karukaya at 9,000 yards
DD Downes engages DD Arashi at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Cushing at 9,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Shaw at 9,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Hammann at 9,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Hammann at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Minneapolis at 12,000 yards
CL Naka engages CA Minneapolis at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Naka at 12,000 yards
DD Karukaya engages DD Cushing at 12,000 yards
DD Downes engages DD Maikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Shinonome at 12,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Shinonome at 12,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Conyngham at 12,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Maikaze at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 76,109, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-13
DMS W-14, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Aso Maru #3, Shell hits 5, on fire, heavy damage
PB Kiso Maru, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Nanpo Maru, Shell hits 4, and is sunk
AV Sanuki Maru
xAK Nissan Maru
xAK Teisin Maru
xAK Kosei Maru #4
xAK Yamagiku Maru
xAK Toyokawa Maru
xAK Daisin Maru
xAK Ueizuru Maru
xAK Yasuteru Maru, Shell hits 3
xAKL Kikuryu Maru, Shell hits 1
xAKL Misaki Maru
xAP Terukuni Maru, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAP Yoshino Maru
xAP Kamo Maru, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
xAP Teikyo Maru, Shell hits 2
CM Tsubame, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA New Orleans
CA Minneapolis
CA San Francisco
DD Hammann, heavy fires
DD Mustin, on fire
DD Conyngham
DD Shaw, Shell hits 1
DD Cushing
DD Perkins

Japanese ground losses:
30 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Japanese TF suspends unloading operations and begins to get underway
Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages PB Nanpo Maru at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CM Tsubame at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages PB Aso Maru #3 at 12,000 yards
DD Perkins engages CM Tsubame at 12,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DMS W-14 at 12,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages CM Tsubame at 12,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Hammann engages CM Tsubame at 12,000 yards
DD Perkins engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages PB Nanpo Maru at 10,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages CM Tsubame at 10,000 yards
DD Perkins engages CM Tsubame at 10,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DMS W-14 at 10,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DMS W-13 at 10,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages CM Tsubame at 10,000 yards
DD Mustin engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 10,000 yards
DD Cushing engages xAKL Kikuryu Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
PB Nanpo Maru sunk by CA San Francisco at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages PB Kiso Maru at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages PB Aso Maru #3 at 9,000 yards
DD Perkins engages CM Tsubame at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DMS W-14 at 9,000 yards
DD Cushing engages AV Sanuki Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Perkins engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Hammann engages CM Tsubame at 9,000 yards
DD Hammann engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Hammann engages xAK Daisin Maru at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages PB Kiso Maru at 7,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CM Tsubame at 7,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages CM Tsubame at 7,000 yards
DD Perkins engages CM Tsubame at 7,000 yards
DD Hammann engages AV Sanuki Maru at 7,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages CM Tsubame at 7,000 yards
DD Hammann engages CM Tsubame at 7,000 yards
DD Cushing engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CM Tsubame sunk by CA San Francisco at 8,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages PB Aso Maru #3 at 8,000 yards
DD Hammann engages xAP Teikyo Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Hammann engages xAP Terukuni Maru at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages PB Kiso Maru at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages PB Aso Maru #3 at 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DMS W-14 at 9,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DMS W-13 at 9,000 yards
DD Cushing engages AV Sanuki Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Shaw engages AV Sanuki Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Hammann engages xAP Kamo Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Hammann engages AV Sanuki Maru at 9,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Namlea at 76,108, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-13
DMS W-14, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Aso Maru #3, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Kiso Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
AV Sanuki Maru, Shell hits 4, heavy fires
xAK Nissan Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Teisin Maru, Shell hits 5, on fire
xAK Kosei Maru #4
xAK Yamagiku Maru, Shell hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Toyokawa Maru
xAK Daisin Maru, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ueizuru Maru, Shell hits 2
xAK Yasuteru Maru, Shell hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Kikuryu Maru
xAKL Misaki Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAP Terukuni Maru, heavy fires
xAP Yoshino Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
xAP Kamo Maru, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
xAP Teikyo Maru

Allied Ships
BB Idaho
BB New Mexico
BB Mississippi, Shell hits 1
DD Sims
DD Anderson
DD Russell
DD Walke
DD Morris
DD Cassin
DD Reid
DD Tucker
DD Porter, Shell hits 1
DD Selfridge
DD Phelps

Japanese ground losses:
1325 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 47 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Improved night sighting under 75% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 75% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese 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
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
BB New Mexico engages AV Sanuki Maru at 12,000 yards
BB Mississippi engages DMS W-14 at 12,000 yards
DD Phelps engages PB Kiso Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages AV Sanuki Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Cassin engages xAP Kamo Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Walke engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Russell engages xAK Daisin Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Anderson engages xAP Yoshino Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Sims engages xAP Kamo Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Anderson engages xAKL Misaki Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
BB Mississippi engages xAK Daisin Maru at 11,000 yards
BB New Mexico engages xAP Kamo Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Phelps engages xAP Kamo Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Russell engages AV Sanuki Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Porter engages xAP Kamo Maru at 11,000 yards
xAP Kamo Maru sunk by BB New Mexico at 11,000 yards
DD Reid engages xAK Daisin Maru at 11,000 yards
BB Mississippi engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Anderson engages xAP Yoshino Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Sims engages xAP Yoshino Maru at 11,000 yards
DD Porter engages xAK Teisin Maru at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
BB Mississippi engages xAK Daisin Maru at 9,000 yards
BB New Mexico engages PB Aso Maru #3 at 9,000 yards
BB Idaho engages xAK Teisin Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Phelps engages xAP Yoshino Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Porter engages xAK Daisin Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Anderson engages xAP Yoshino Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Sims engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Morris engages xAK Ueizuru Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Walke engages xAK Daisin Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Russell engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Anderson engages xAK Yamagiku Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Sims engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages xAK Teisin Maru at 9,000 yards
DD Porter engages xAKL Misaki Maru at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
BB New Mexico engages xAK Ueizuru Maru at 6,000 yards
BB Idaho engages xAK Teisin Maru at 6,000 yards
BB Mississippi engages DMS W-13 at 6,000 yards
DD Selfridge engages xAK Yamagiku Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Porter engages xAK Teisin Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Tucker engages xAP Yoshino Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Reid engages xAK Nissan Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Cassin engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 6,000 yards
BB New Mexico engages xAK Ueizuru Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Walke engages xAK Ueizuru Maru at 6,000 yards
xAK Yamagiku Maru sunk by DD Anderson at 6,000 yards
DD Sims engages xAK Ueizuru Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Anderson engages xAKL Misaki Maru at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
BB Mississippi engages PB Kiso Maru at 5,000 yards
xAK Daisin Maru sunk by DD Phelps at 5,000 yards
BB Idaho engages AV Sanuki Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Porter engages xAP Yoshino Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Tucker engages xAK Nissan Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Reid engages xAK Yasuteru Maru at 5,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...

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RE: Aug31.42: Naval banzai charge? Ambon 2nd day of battle - 6/1/2020 9:05:59 PM   
Jorge_Stanbury


Posts: 3946
Joined: 2/29/2012
From: Toronto and Lima
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Surface combat, Day phase:

- Slugfest: TF Kumano, who fought at night, now faced fresh cruiser TF "Scott", Oi sank, Kumano and Tama heavy damaged. Several DDs on fire

- TF Ashigara, who also fought at night, faced fresh cruiser TF "Smith". Japan left severly beaten, one DD sank




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Day Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 75,109, Range 22,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Kumano, Shell hits 27, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Tama, Shell hits 26, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Oi, Shell hits 13, and is sunk
DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Harusame
DD Yudachi, Shell hits 1
DD Kawakaze
DD Shirakumo, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Mikazuki, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Sanae, Shell hits 3, on fire

Allied Ships
CA Chester, Shell hits 5, on fire
CA Chicago, Shell hits 1
CA Quincy, Shell hits 3
CA Vincennes, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Meredith, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Gwin, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Aaron Ward, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Buchanan, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD Woodworth
DD Bancroft, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
DD Caldwell, Shell hits 4, on fire
DD O'Brien, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Vincennes at 22,000 yards
CA Chester engages CL Oi at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Kumano at 15,000 yards
CA Chester engages CA Kumano at 15,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD O'Brien at 15,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Caldwell at 15,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD Caldwell at 15,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Harusame at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD O'Brien at 15,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Meredith at 15,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Yukikaze at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Vincennes at 14,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CL Tama at 14,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Tama at 14,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Sanae at 14,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD O'Brien at 14,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD Caldwell at 14,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD Bancroft at 14,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Caldwell at 14,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Buchanan at 14,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Harusame at 14,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Gwin at 14,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Sanae at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Kumano at 13,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Chester at 13,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Tama at 13,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Sanae at 13,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Caldwell at 13,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Caldwell at 13,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD O'Brien at 13,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD O'Brien at 13,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Caldwell at 13,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Caldwell at 13,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Caldwell at 13,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Meredith at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Kumano at 10,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Chester at 10,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Chicago at 10,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Chester at 10,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Mikazuki at 10,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Hatsuyuki at 10,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD Bancroft at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Buchanan at 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Buchanan at 10,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Yukikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Mikazuki at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Vincennes at 7,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Vincennes at 7,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Vincennes at 7,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Chester at 7,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Mikazuki at 7,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Woodworth at 7,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Sanae at 7,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD O'Brien at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Buchanan at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Caldwell at 7,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Yukikaze at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Vincennes at 8,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Oi at 8,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Tama at 8,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Chester at 8,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD O'Brien at 8,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Woodworth at 8,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD Bancroft at 8,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Kawakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Buchanan engages DD Yudachi at 8,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Yukikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD O'Brien at 8,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Meredith at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Chester engages CA Kumano at 10,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Vincennes at 10,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CL Tama at 10,000 yards
CA Chester engages CL Tama at 10,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Yukikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Meredith at 10,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD Meredith at 10,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Kawakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Caldwell at 10,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Harusame at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD O'Brien at 10,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Yudachi at 10,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Vincennes at 10,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Quincy at 10,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Oi at 10,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD Meredith at 10,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Woodworth at 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Caldwell at 10,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD O'Brien at 10,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Kawakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Bancroft at 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Aaron Ward at 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Gwin at 10,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Yukikaze at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Vincennes at 9,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Quincy at 9,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Tama at 9,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Chester at 9,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Mikazuki at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Buchanan at 9,000 yards
DD Gwin engages DD Shirakumo at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Gwin at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Gwin at 9,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Harusame at 9,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Yukikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Sanae at 9,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Quincy at 9,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Chicago at 9,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD Meredith at 9,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD O'Brien at 9,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD Caldwell at 9,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD Aaron Ward at 9,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Yudachi at 9,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Buchanan at 9,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD O'Brien at 9,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Gwin at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Meredith at 9,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Vincennes at 9,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Chicago at 9,000 yards
CA Chester engages CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Hatsuyuki at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Caldwell at 9,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Shirakumo at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Caldwell at 9,000 yards
DD Gwin engages DD Yudachi at 9,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD Aaron Ward at 9,000 yards
DD Gwin engages DD Yukikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Meredith at 9,000 yards
Tanaka, Kikumatsu orders Japanese TF to disengage
CA Chicago engages CA Kumano at 9,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Chester at 9,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Chicago at 9,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Chester at 9,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD O'Brien at 9,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Bancroft at 9,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Bancroft at 9,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Buchanan at 9,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD Buchanan at 9,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Sanae at 9,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD O'Brien at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Vincennes at 10,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CL Oi at 10,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Tama at 10,000 yards
CA Chester engages DD Sanae at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD O'Brien at 10,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Sanae at 10,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Harusame at 10,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Hatsuyuki at 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Buchanan at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Aaron Ward at 10,000 yards
DD Gwin engages DD Mikazuki at 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Meredith at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Vincennes at 6,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CL Oi at 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Chicago at 6,000 yards
DD Gwin engages DD Sanae at 6,000 yards
DD Sanae engages DD O'Brien at 6,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Hatsuyuki at 6,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Yudachi at 6,000 yards
DD Buchanan engages DD Kawakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Buchanan at 6,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Aaron Ward at 6,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Aaron Ward at 6,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Vincennes at 6,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Quincy at 6,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Chicago at 6,000 yards
DD Buchanan engages DD Sanae at 6,000 yards
DD O'Brien engages DD Harusame at 6,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Shirakumo at 6,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Buchanan at 6,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Caldwell at 6,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Gwin at 6,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Quincy at 6,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Chicago at 6,000 yards
DD Gwin engages DD Sanae at 6,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD O'Brien at 6,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Caldwell at 6,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Aaron Ward at 6,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Buchanan at 6,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Kawakaze at 6,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Bancroft at 6,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Meredith at 6,000 yards
Scott, Norman orders Allied TF to disengage
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Vincennes at 4,000 yards
CL Oi engages CA Chester at 4,000 yards
CL Oi sunk by CA Chicago at 4,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Sanae at 4,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Aaron Ward at 4,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Caldwell at 4,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Bancroft at 4,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Kawakaze at 4,000 yards
DD Gwin engages DD Yudachi at 4,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Harusame at 4,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Gwin at 4,000 yards
DD Shirakumo engages DD Meredith at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Kumano at 10,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Quincy at 10,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Chicago at 10,000 yards
CA Chester engages CA Kumano at 10,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD O'Brien at 10,000 yards
DD Caldwell engages DD Shirakumo at 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Gwin at 10,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Bancroft at 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Buchanan at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Meredith at 10,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Gwin at 10,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Yudachi at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
CA Kumano engages CA Chester at 15,000 yards
CL Tama engages CA Chicago at 15,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Tama at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD O'Brien at 15,000 yards
DD Woodworth engages DD Shirakumo at 15,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Gwin at 15,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Woodworth at 15,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Buchanan at 15,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Kawakaze at 15,000 yards
DD Gwin engages DD Yukikaze at 15,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Shirakumo at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CA Vincennes engages CA Kumano at 18,000 yards
CA Quincy engages CL Tama at 18,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CA Kumano at 18,000 yards
DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Bancroft at 18,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Bancroft at 18,000 yards
DD Yukikaze engages DD Woodworth at 18,000 yards
DD Bancroft engages DD Harusame at 18,000 yards
DD Aaron Ward engages DD Harusame at 18,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Bara at 74,107, Range 27,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Shell hits 6, on fire, heavy damage
DD Maikaze, Shell hits 11, and is sunk
DD Yugiri, Shell hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Karukaya, Shell hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
CL Perth
DD Benham
DD Ellet
DD Stack
DD Balch
DD Clark

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
CA Exeter engages CA Ashigara at 27,000 yards
CA Exeter engages DD Karukaya at 27,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Benham at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards
CA Exeter engages CA Ashigara at 28,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Benham at 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards
CA Exeter engages DD Karukaya at 27,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Stack at 27,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Benham at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 26,000 yards
CA Exeter engages DD Karukaya at 26,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Clark at 26,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Ellet at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Exeter at 23,000 yards
CA Exeter engages DD Karukaya at 23,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Clark at 23,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Stack at 23,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Ellet at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Exeter at 22,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages DD Stack at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Exeter at 19,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Perth at 19,000 yards
CA Exeter engages DD Yugiri at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CA Exeter engages CA Ashigara at 16,000 yards
CL Perth engages DD Karukaya at 16,000 yards
DD Yugiri engages DD Ellet at 16,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Benham at 16,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Stack at 16,000 yards
DD Ellet engages DD Maikaze at 16,000 yards
DD Karukaya engages DD Benham at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Exeter at 12,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Perth at 12,000 yards
DD Ellet engages DD Yugiri at 12,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Balch at 12,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Stack at 12,000 yards
DD Benham engages DD Maikaze at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
DD Karukaya engages DD Balch at 10,000 yards
DD Clark engages DD Yugiri at 10,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Ellet at 10,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Stack at 10,000 yards
DD Maikaze engages DD Ellet at 10,000 yards
DD Maikaze sunk by DD Benham at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CA Exeter at 8,000 yards
DD Karukaya engages DD Stack at 8,000 yards
DD Ellet engages DD Yugiri at 8,000 yards
DD Balch engages DD Yugiri at 8,000 yards
DD Benham engages DD Yugiri at 8,000 yards
Smith, Wm Ward orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Ashigara engages CL Perth at 11,000 yards
CL Perth engages DD Karukaya at 11,000 yards
DD Clark engages DD Karukaya at 11,000 yards
DD Stack engages DD Yugiri at 11,000 yards
DD Ellet engages DD Karukaya at 11,000 yards
DD Benham engages DD Yugiri at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CA Exeter engages CA Ashigara at 17,000 yards
CL Perth engages CA Ashigara at 17,000 yards
DD Benham engages DD Yugiri at 17,000 yards
DD Ellet engages DD Yugiri at 17,000 yards
DD Benham engages DD Yugiri at 17,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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RE: Aug31.42: Naval banzai charge? Ambon 2nd day of battle - 6/1/2020 9:37:11 PM   
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Then AM strikes:

- 3 attacks from Dili... one directed to Ambon amphibious assault, which is not good. I thought it was not operational; I will need to send the heavies again to close it. In any case, no hits to TFs

- Then USN carrier strike over Kumano TFs; our old friends Tama and Kumano sank finally

- then the 1st of many useless dive bomb attacks on enemy battleships

- followed by an unescorted dive bomb attack that was intercepted and destroyed by Japanese CAP

- then Avengers over Ashigara TF; one cruiser (Ashigara) and 2 DDs heavy damaged, heavy fires

- then British put some torpedoes on the amphibious TF; AV Sanuki Maru and 2 freighters torpedoed and sunk

- then Avengers put some useless small bombs on enemy battleships

- then more bombings on Japanese troop transports, two ships on fire

- then torpedo carrying Avengers wasted precious torpedoes in sinking 2 DDs (Ashigara still burning)

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 77,109

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
G4M1 Betty x 10

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 18
F4F-4 Wildcat x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 6 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
CV Illustrious

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

CAP engaged:
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 20 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 30100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Boela at 78,113

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G4M1 Betty x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
AK Castor
DMS Boggs
APD Pillsbury

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

CAP engaged:
58th FG/67th FS with P-39D Airacobra (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 75,109

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 19
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Harusame
CL Tama, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
DD Kawakaze
CA Kumano, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Tama
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Kumano

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Batjan at 76,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bara at 73,108

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 6 destroyed

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-IIa Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bara at 73,106

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Karukaya, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yugiri, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Obi at 76,106

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 15
Martlet II x 18

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Teisin Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAKL Kikuryu Maru, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AV Sanuki Maru, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
135 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Albacore I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Batjan at 76,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 15

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 6
BB Hyuga, Bomb hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bara at 73,108

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAP Teikyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire
xAP Yoshino Maru
xAP Terukuni Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 291 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Takasago Maru class xAP


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bara at 73,106

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yugiri, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Karukaya, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.






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RE: Aug31.42: Naval banzai charge? Ambon 2nd day of battle - 6/1/2020 9:40:34 PM   
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PH Phase:

- Nick fighter-bombers tried, but failed to damage carriers and invasion fleet

- Then some more useless dive bombing over enemy battleships

- another enemy transport attack that ended up in heavy Dauntless losses


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 77,109

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 31
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 9

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 11
F4F-4 Wildcat x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 4 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CVL Hermes
CV Illustrious

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 100 feet *

CAP engaged:
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Damar at 74,113

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Drayton

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Ki-45 KAIa Nick bombing from 100 feet



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bara at 73,109

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
CL Trenton
CA Australia

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batjan at 76,104

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 9
F4F-3 Wildcat x 19
SBD-3 Dauntless x 16

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Bomb hits 2
BB Hyuga

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Bara at 73,108

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 9
SBD-3 Dauntless x 4

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Martlet II: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
xAP Teikyo Maru, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-IIa Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead





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Good job, you're breaking the IJN. This game is unlikely to last far into 1944

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I am getting worried it might end a lot sooner; he sent back the turn after ~45 min; and as you can see it was a lot of battles. really just enough time to watch the replay and change a couple orders



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RE: Aug31.42: Naval banzai charge? Ambon 2nd day of battle - 6/2/2020 2:51:23 AM   
Jorge_Stanbury


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Japanese Ship tally:

Sunk:
CA Kumano
CA Ashigara EDIT: sinking confirmed on Sept14.42
CL Oi
CL Tama
DDs Yugiri, Karukaya, Maikaze

Likely sunk:
CL Kitakami, heavy fires, heavy fires, then gone turn after EDIT: sinking confirmed on Sept6.42
CL Kiso, heavy fires, heavy fires, then gone turn after

Possibly:
DD Hatsuyuki, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yukikaze, heavy fires, heavy damage



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Sep1.42: Ambon 3rd day of battle - 6/2/2020 5:04:59 PM   
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Sept1.42
Things started to slow down at Ambon; but it was a very eventful turn, lots of things happened. To summarize:

- 2 naval battles between cruisers; CL Kuma and DDs Shinonome and Sanae probably sank or ended heavy damaged

- Japan reacted with naval bombardments in the Pacific; a heavy surface TF sank a small xAK and proceed to bomb Rennel island

- 2 enemy submarines, I-121 and I-158 confirmed as sunk

- fat tanker TK Kyokuyo Maru, torpedoed, heavy damage

- 3rd Marines hit the beaches at Ambon; perfect landing and all unloaded quickly; thanks to 3rd Pioneer battalion

- Allied carriers had some success on hitting destroyers and freighters

- Heavies obliterated Mili, destoying dozen of Betties and Zeroes EDIT: I meant Dili, not Mili



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 01, 42
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Ambon at 75,109, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Harusame, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Yudachi, Shell hits 1
DD Kawakaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Mikazuki, Shell hits 1
DD Sanae, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA New Orleans
CA Minneapolis
CA San Francisco, Shell hits 1
CA Quincy, Shell hits 1
DD Conyngham
DD Shaw
DD Cushing
DD Perkins
DD Cassin
DD Reid
DD Tucker


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 64% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Lee, Willis "Ching crosses the 'T'
CA Quincy engages DD Sanae at 11,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Mikazuki at 11,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Kawakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Tucker at 11,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Cassin at 11,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Yudachi at 11,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Cushing at 11,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Conyngham at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Harusame at 10,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Harusame at 10,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Kawakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Yudachi at 10,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Tucker at 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Reid at 10,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Cassin at 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Cushing at 10,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Shaw at 10,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Harusame at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Kawakaze at 7,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Mikazuki at 7,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Reid at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Perkins at 7,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Cushing at 7,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Kawakaze at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Sanae at 5,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Harusame at 5,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Harusame at 5,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Yudachi at 5,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Shaw at 5,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Harusame at 5,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Cassin at 5,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Perkins at 5,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Sanae at 5,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Shaw at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Sanae at 8,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Mikazuki at 8,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Harusame at 8,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Yudachi at 8,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Harusame at 8,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Harusame at 8,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Kawakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Mikazuki at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA San Francisco engages DD Mikazuki at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Harusame at 12,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Harusame at 12,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Mikazuki at 12,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Sanae at 12,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Cushing at 12,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Kawakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Harusame at 12,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Harusame at 12,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Mikazuki at 12,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Harusame at 12,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Harusame at 12,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Mikazuki at 12,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Reid at 12,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Mikazuki engages DD Cushing at 12,000 yards
Lee, Willis "Ching orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CA Quincy engages DD Harusame at 13,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Mikazuki at 13,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Conyngham at 13,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Harusame at 13,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Mikazuki at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Kai-eilanden at 81,114

Japanese Ships
SS I-11, hits 3

Allied Ships
DD Grayson
DD Lardner
DD Lansdowne

SS I-11 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Grayson
DD Lardner fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-11 eludes DD Lansdowne by diving deep
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Kai-eilanden at 81,114

Japanese Ships
SS I-11, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Lansdowne
DD Lardner

SS I-11 is located by DD Lansdowne
I-11 diving deep ....
DD Lardner attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lardner cannot reach attack position over SS I-11
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lardner fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Lansdowne attacking submerged sub ....
DD Lansdowne loses contact with SS I-11
SS I-11 eludes ASW attack from DD Lansdowne
DD Lansdowne is out of ASW ammo
DD Lansdowne is out of ASW ammo
DD Lansdowne is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Gorong at 80,112

Japanese Ships
SS I-153

Allied Ships
CA Astoria
DD Downes

SS I-153 launches 6 torpedoes at CA Astoria
DD Downes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Downes fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Gorong at 80,112

Japanese Ships
SS I-153, hits 5, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DMS Zane
APD Kennison
KV Freesia
PC Sutlej

SS I-153 is located by DMS Zane
I-153 diving deep ....
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Sutlej attacking submerged sub ....
KV Freesia attacking submerged sub ....
PC Sutlej attacking submerged sub ....
KV Freesia attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-153 eludes KV Freesia by hugging bottom
PC Sutlej fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Freesia fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Miri at 64,84

Japanese Ships
TK Kyokuyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PB Shinko Maru #3
AO Notoro
TK Syoyo Maru
DD Shiokaze

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at TK Kyokuyo Maru
KXVII diving deep ....
DD Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shiokaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shiokaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shiokaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Shiokaze is out of ASW ammo
DD Shiokaze is out of ASW ammo
DD Shiokaze is out of ASW ammo
DD Shiokaze is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Rennell Island at 113,140, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CA Haguro
CL Tenryu
DD Michishio
DD Arashio
DD Usugumo
DD Ayanami
DD Uzuki
DD Karii
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
xAK Johanne Justesen, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 64% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Allied ships attempt to get underway
CA Haguro engages xAK Johanne Justesen at 11,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages xAK Johanne Justesen at 11,000 yards
xAK Johanne Justesen sunk by DD Ayanami at 11,000 yards
xAK Johanne Justesen sunk by DD Ayanami at 11,000 yards
Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Natori
CL Nagara
DD Yukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Inazuma
DD Samidare
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied ground losses:
92 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

Manpower hits 2
Fires 7
Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 46
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 4

CA Mikuma firing at Palembang
CA Chokai firing at 18th British Division
CL Natori firing at 9th Indian Division
CL Nagara firing at 18th British Division
DD Yukaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Matsukaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Inazuma firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Samidare firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Asagumo firing at Palembang
DD Natsugumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Tokitsukaze firing at Palembang


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Night Naval bombardment of Rennell Island at 113,140 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 9 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CA Haguro
CL Tenryu
DD Yanagi
DD Karii
DD Uzuki
DD Ayanami
DD Usugumo
DD Arashio
DD Michishio

Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 42
Port hits 3
Port supply hits 2

BB Fuso firing at Rennell Island
CA Haguro firing at Rennell Island
CL Tenryu firing at Rennell Island
DD Yanagi firing at Rennell Island
DD Karii firing at Rennell Island
DD Uzuki firing at Rennell Island
Wake (Det.) Defense Battalion firing at DD Ayanami
DD Ayanami firing at Wake (Det.) Defense Battalion
DD Usugumo firing at 2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
DD Arashio firing at Rennell Island
DD Michishio firing at Rennell Island


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Submarine attack near Gorong at 81,113

Japanese Ships
SS I-121, hits 12, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DM Pruitt
DM Breese
APD Whipple, Shell hits 2, heavy fires

SS I-121 is sighted by escort
I-121 diving deep ....
DM Pruitt fails to find sub, continues to search...
DM Pruitt attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-121 eludes DM Pruitt by hugging bottom
SS I-121 eludes DM Pruitt by hugging bottom
SS I-121 eludes DM Pruitt by hugging bottom
SS I-121 forced to surface!
DM Pruitt firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Breese firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Whipple firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Pruitt firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Breese firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Whipple firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Breese firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Whipple firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Breese firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Whipple firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Pruitt firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Breese firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Whipple firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Pruitt firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Breese firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Whipple firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Pruitt firing on surfaced sub ....
DM Breese firing on surfaced sub ....
APD Whipple firing on surfaced sub ....
Contact with submarine is lost


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Pre-Invasion action off Ambon (76,109)

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
CL Leander
APD Rathburne
KV Chilliwack

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

CL Achilles firing at 18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
CL Leander firing at 144th JAAF AF Bn
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Ambon (76,109)

TF 192 troops unloading over beach at Ambon, 76,109

Allied ground losses:
645 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 137 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 49 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 57 (0 destroyed, 57 disabled)
Vehicles lost 24 (1 destroyed, 23 disabled)

Motorized Support dropped into water during unload of 3rd Marine Div /17


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Invasion Support action off Ambon (76,109)

19 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD Rathburne
KV Chilliwack

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

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Bara at 74,108, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Mikazuki
DD Sanae, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
CL Perth
DD Benham
DD Ellet
DD Stack
DD Balch
DD Clark

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 25,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 30,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Kendari at 70,106, Range 20,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Naka, Shell hits 5
CL Kuma, Shell hits 48, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Arashi, Shell hits 1
DD Murasame, Shell hits 1
DD Shinonome, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Asagiri, Shell hits 1

Allied Ships
CL St. Louis
CL Honolulu
CL Phoenix
CL Nashville, Shell hits 2
DD Fanning, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Mahan, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Smith, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
DD Preston, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Cummings, Shell hits 5, on fire
DD Drayton, Shell hits 1
DD Lamson, Shell hits 2

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Hirata, Noboru crosses the 'T'
CL Kuma engages CL Honolulu at 20,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Lamson at 20,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Mahan at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 14,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CL Naka at 14,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Lamson at 14,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Lamson at 14,000 yards
CL Kuma engages DD Drayton at 14,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Cummings at 14,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Preston at 14,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Mahan at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Nashville at 10,000 yards
CL Naka engages CL Nashville at 10,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Asagiri at 10,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 10,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Lamson at 10,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Drayton at 10,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Smith at 10,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Arashi at 10,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Fanning at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Nashville at 6,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CL Kuma at 6,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Honolulu at 6,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Smith at 6,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Lamson at 6,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Arashi at 6,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Shinonome at 6,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Shinonome at 6,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Smith at 6,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Mahan at 6,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Fanning at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Nashville at 9,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Naka at 9,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CL Kuma at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 9,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Lamson at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Preston at 9,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Smith at 9,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Mahan at 9,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Shinonome at 9,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 9,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CL Naka at 9,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Asagiri at 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages CL St. Louis at 9,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Arashi at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Preston at 9,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Preston at 9,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Mahan at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Fanning at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Phoenix at 10,000 yards
CL Naka engages CL Nashville at 10,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Lamson at 10,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 10,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Cummings at 10,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Drayton at 10,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Cummings at 10,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Preston at 10,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Asagiri at 10,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Mahan at 10,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Fanning at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 11,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Naka at 11,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Fanning at 11,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Drayton at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Smith at 11,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Drayton at 11,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Cummings at 11,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Preston at 11,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Smith at 11,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Asagiri at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages CL Nashville at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Honolulu at 9,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages CL Kuma at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Lamson at 9,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Arashi at 9,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Shinonome at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Preston at 9,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Asagiri at 9,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Fanning at 9,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 9,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CL Kuma at 9,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CL Kuma at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 9,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Lamson at 9,000 yards
DD Drayton engages DD Arashi at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Preston at 9,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Arashi at 9,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Asagiri at 9,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Arashi at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 11,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Asagiri at 11,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Fanning at 11,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Lamson at 11,000 yards
DD Shinonome engages DD Cummings at 11,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Shinonome at 11,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Asagiri at 11,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Mahan at 11,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Fanning at 11,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 12,000 yards
CL Naka engages CL Nashville at 12,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Fanning at 12,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Shinonome at 12,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Smith at 12,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Cummings at 12,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Arashi at 12,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Smith at 12,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Mahan at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 9,000 yards
CL Naka engages CL Phoenix at 9,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Lamson at 9,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Lamson at 9,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Arashi at 9,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 9,000 yards
Hirata, Noboru orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Nashville at 13,000 yards
CL Naka engages CL Nashville at 13,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CL Kuma at 13,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages DD Shinonome at 13,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Lamson at 13,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Smith at 13,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Cummings at 13,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Preston at 13,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Smith at 13,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Mahan at 13,000 yards
DD Fanning engages DD Murasame at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL Phoenix at 18,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Asagiri at 18,000 yards
CL Kuma engages CL St. Louis at 18,000 yards
DD Arashi engages DD Lamson at 18,000 yards
DD Smith engages DD Arashi at 18,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Shinonome at 18,000 yards
DD Murasame engages DD Preston at 18,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Smith at 18,000 yards
DD Asagiri engages DD Mahan at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 23,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Kuma at 23,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CL Kuma at 23,000 yards
CL Nashville engages DD Asagiri at 23,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages CL Kuma at 23,000 yards
CL Nashville engages DD Murasame at 23,000 yards
CL Nashville engages DD Arashi at 23,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 198 troops, 21 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Defending force 11445 troops, 196 guns, 104 vehicles, Assault Value = 323

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

Assaulting units:
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
144th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
3rd Marine Division
3rd Pioneer Battalion

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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 9

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 70,106

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 73 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 2
G4M1 Betty x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Smith, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Preston, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8
Beaufort V x 12
Hudson III (LR) x 36
Hudson III (LR) x 21
B-17D Fortress x 6
B-17E Fortress x 93
B-17F Fortress x 9
LB-30 Liberator x 11
B-24D Liberator x 8
B-25C Mitchell x 21
B-26 Marauder x 33
B-26B Marauder x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 125

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Beaufort V bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
Hudson III (LR) x 6
B-17E Fortress x 12
B-26 Marauder x 8
B-26B Marauder x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 6
B-17E Fortress x 6
P-38E Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 9
P-38E Lightning x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4

No Allied losses

Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 7

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 14 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 9

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 2

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 4

No Allied losses

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 2

No Allied losses

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 11
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 11

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 5
P-39D Airacobra x 8
F4F-3 Wildcat x 8
F4F-4 Wildcat x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
APD Paul Jones
APD Talbot
CL Achilles, Bomb hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-3 Wildcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
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 24 minutes
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (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, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
58th FG/68th FS with P-39D Airacobra (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 72,108

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Harusame, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Yudachi

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAP Katori Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Bara at 73,106

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 15
Martlet II x 13

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Sanae, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Mikazuki

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Albacore I bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 72,108

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 12

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Yudachi
DD Kawakaze
DD Harusame, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 78,102

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Cheribon Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
xAP Katori Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Hukuzyu Maru, Bomb hits 1
xAK Ryuun Maru, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires
xAK Yuzan Maru, Bomb hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 70,106

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 44 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 2

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
DD Preston, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Sub attack near Ternate at 78,102

Japanese Ships
xAK Hukuzyu Maru
PB Aso Maru #7

Allied Ships
SS KXVI

SS KXVI launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hukuzyu Maru
PB Aso Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Ambon (76,109)

22 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
APD Rathburne
KV Chilliwack

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

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 198 troops, 21 guns, 17 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

Defending force 11445 troops, 196 guns, 104 vehicles, Assault Value = 323

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

Assaulting units:
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
144th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
3rd Marine Division
3rd Pioneer Battalion


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RE: Sep1.42: Ambon 3rd day of battle - 6/2/2020 8:19:50 PM   
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quote:

Jorge_Stanbury: Heavies obliterated Mili, destoying dozen of Betties and Zeroes


Mystery solved! Your narrative said Mili and I wondered where you based all those aircraft for such a coordinated strike. But the Combat Report says Dili, and there are lots of potential good airfields between there and Oz or NG.

Nice grind on the IJN that turn. Those CLs and DDs are so important to Japan that loss of any really stings.

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RE: Sep1.42: Ambon 3rd day of battle - 6/2/2020 9:16:18 PM   
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yes, a mistake, Dili in the DEI
I don't have a lot of stuff in the Pacific anymore

and the base was Darwin; all my heavy bombers and lots of my 2E are located in Darwin

Sep2.42:
relatively quiet:
- sank a few destroyers
- Ambon captured at 1st attempt

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Tockangbesi-eilanden at 72,108, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Harusame, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
DD Kawakaze, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Australia
CL Raleigh
CL Trenton
DD Hughes
DD Dunlap
DD Farragut
DD Worden
DD Stuart


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 53% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
Friedell, Wilhelm L crosses the 'T'
CA Australia engages DD Harusame at 11,000 yards
CL Trenton engages DD Harusame at 11,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Harusame at 11,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Worden at 11,000 yards
DD Harusame engages DD Farragut at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Trenton engages DD Harusame at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Stuart at 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Hughes at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Australia engages DD Harusame at 4,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Harusame at 4,000 yards
CL Raleigh engages DD Harusame at 4,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Harusame at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Dunlap at 6,000 yards
DD Hughes engages DD Kawakaze at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Australia engages DD Harusame at 9,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Harusame at 9,000 yards
CL Raleigh engages DD Harusame at 9,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Harusame at 9,000 yards
DD Dunlap engages DD Kawakaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hughes engages DD Harusame at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA Australia engages DD Kawakaze at 10,000 yards
DD Hughes engages DD Harusame at 10,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Harusame at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CA Australia engages DD Harusame at 8,000 yards
CL Trenton engages DD Harusame at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Worden engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
CL Raleigh engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
DD Farragut engages DD Kawakaze at 7,000 yards
DD Hughes engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
CA Australia engages DD Kawakaze at 7,000 yards
CL Trenton engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
CL Raleigh engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Harusame at 7,000 yards
DD Harusame sunk by CA Australia at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA Australia engages DD Kawakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Hughes engages DD Kawakaze at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CA Australia engages DD Kawakaze at 11,000 yards
DD Kawakaze engages DD Stuart at 11,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Bara at 74,106, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Mikazuki
DD Sanae, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Exeter
CL Perth
DD Benham
DD Ellet
DD Stack
DD Balch
DD Clark


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 53% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Range increases to 26,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 11506 troops, 196 guns, 104 vehicles, Assault Value = 328

Defending force 1153 troops, 29 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 10

Allied adjusted assault: 119

Japanese adjusted defense: 16

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ambon !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 9 destroyed
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 1 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
125 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 15 (13 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 18 (18 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
3rd Marine Division
3rd Pioneer Battalion

Defending units:
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
144th JAAF AF Bn


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18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment Wiped Out at Ambon by attrition!!!

144th JAAF AF Bn Wiped Out at Ambon by attrition!!!

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Sep3.43

last couple turns were quiet, not a lot to report:
- Ambon: Combat TFs started the process of rearming from tenders and refueling from transports. Priority went to carriers and destroyers. They should finish tomorrow with battleships and cruisers and then Ternate will be invaded.. followed by Manado

- Heavies did a nice bombing on Koepang; nothing really special about it other than the fact that they cleaned the port

- then, looking at this picture... what are the Japanese carriers doing at Dadjangas?? I don't want to get too excited, because I can't afford to run in carrier hunting mode; not with Lex at 13/6/3 system/float/ engine damage; but if he tries to move south, he will get a nasty surprise, as sorties, torpedoes, fuel and pilots had been replenished and planes are at aprox 80% to 90% of maximum



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11
Hudson III (LR) x 21
Hudson III (LR) x 27
B-17D Fortress x 6
B-17E Fortress x 96
B-17F Fortress x 9
LB-30 Liberator x 11
B-24D Liberator x 8
B-25C Mitchell x 9
P-38E Lightning x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAKL Yosyu Maru, Bomb hits 10, and is sunk
xAK Havre Maru, Bomb hits 18, and is sunk
xAKL Tohuku Maru, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Unkai Maru #6, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAKL Kurama Maru, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Chuko Maru, Bomb hits 11, and is sunk
xAKL Kashi Maru, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Chowa Maru, Bomb hits 12, and is sunk
xAK Oigawa Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Shinfuku Maru, Bomb hits 8, and is sunk
xAKL Jouban Maru, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk
xAKL Jinsan Maru, Bomb hits 9, and is sunk
xAKL Oridono Maru, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Atuta Maru, Bomb hits 10, and is sunk
AK Azumasan Maru, Bomb hits 19, and is sunk
xAK Kurogane Maru, Bomb hits 7, and is sunk
xAKL Shun Yuan, Bomb hits 8, and is sunk
xAKL Tensyo Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
SC Ch 27, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk

Port hits 50
Port supply hits 11

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAK Havre Maru
Massive explosion on xAK Kurogane Maru

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He seems to have given up already - any player seeing your massive bomber strike on that AF should have moved all their shipping well beyond HB range. Seems like a sign of bad morale not to care about whether they got sunk or not. I hope that doesn't mean an early end to the game - as Lowpe and others have shown a spirited defence of the shrinking empire can make for a riveting game for both sides.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: BBfanboy

He seems to have given up already - any player seeing your massive bomber strike on that AF should have moved all their shipping well beyond HB range. Seems like a sign of bad morale not to care about whether they got sunk or not. I hope that doesn't mean an early end to the game - as Lowpe and others have shown a spirited defense of the shrinking empire can make for a riveting game for both sides.


Agreed, though the shrinking empire usually includes Palembang



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Sep4.42: another quiet turn - 6/4/2020 12:24:25 AM   
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Sept4.42
not a lot happened

- another nasty bombardment on Palembang; and this time I got oil hits + fires
oil wells are now at 720(180), fort is still at level 6 and no assaults attempted for some time, daily bombings and supply has reduced to 72,500

- Sweeps over Ambon, I made the conscious decision to risk keeping tenders and old battleships disbanded at port, as they consumed too many OP points. He might try to hit them with LBAs, I hope most of the hits would hit (and bounce) battleships

- Heavies hit Koepang's airfield, destroying on the ground several Zeroes and some brand new Oscars and Tojos.

- carriers, escorts and amphibious fleets set to Ternate, should hit the beaches on September 6th



AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 04, 42
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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Natori
CL Nagara
DD Yukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Inazuma
DD Samidare
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Oil hits 2
Manpower hits 10
Fires 900
Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 44
Port hits 12
Port fuel hits 2

CA Mikuma firing at Palembang
CA Chokai firing at 18th British Division
CL Natori firing at 18th British Division
CL Nagara firing at 18th British Division
DD Yukaze firing at Palembang
DD Matsukaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Inazuma firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Samidare firing at 18th British Division
DD Asagumo firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Natsugumo firing at Palembang
DD Tokitsukaze firing at 18th British Division

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Morning Air attack on 44th Indian Brigade, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 11 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 12
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 6 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 25
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
10 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 18th British Division ...
Also attacking 9th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 44th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 9th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...

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Morning Air attack on 18th British Division, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...

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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11
Hudson III (LR) x 21
Hudson III (LR) x 27
B-17D Fortress x 3
B-17E Fortress x 96
B-17F Fortress x 15
LB-30 Liberator x 5
B-24D Liberator x 8
B-25C Mitchell x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 2 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Japanese ground losses:
18 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 27
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 131

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 3
Hudson III (LR) x 6
B-17D Fortress x 3
B-17E Fortress x 19
B-17F Fortress x 3
LB-30 Liberator x 6
P-38E Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 27

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 6
B-17E Fortress x 6
P-38E Lightning x 5

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 7
P-38E Lightning x 2

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 2

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 3

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 3

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 20000 feet *



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Afternoon Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
58th FG/67th FS with P-39D Airacobra (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead


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Afternoon Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet *




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Sept5.42
Long range carrier battle! or better to say Japan launched a long range strike against the Allied carriers. The Allied follow up was against some amphibious force, as the Japanese carriers were outside the 7 hexes I set as maximum (which is the max range of Wildcats F3 until next month, when drop tanks become available)
no ships losses, but heavy aircraft losses; for both

So, he has not given up already... he knows he is strategically defeated, but in the short term he has enough firepower to present interesting battles; so far he has reacted to all three invasions (Sorong with carriers, Ambon with surface TFs, Ternate again with carriers)

Naval and Air AM phases
Turn started with a big scare; SS I-2 launches 4 torpedoes at Lex. but missed

then several sweeps and port attacks, as I predicted, against Ambon. Also as predicted, all aimed against the old battleship and mostly 60kgs and 250kgs which did nothing




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Sub attack near Obi at 76,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-2, hits 1

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
BB Prince of Wales
CA Salt Lake City
CLAA San Juan
DD Jarvis
DD Helm
DD Clark
DD Ellet
DD Benham
DD Maury

SS I-2 launches 4 torpedoes at CV Lexington
I-2 diving deep ....
DD Clark fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Ellet attacking submerged sub ....
DD Benham fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Maury fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ellet fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Benham fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Maury fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Maury fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Maury fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Maury fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 10

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 20000 feet *

CAP engaged:
58th FG/68th FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 2 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 17
G4M1 Betty x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 2
BB Idaho, Bomb hits 5
BB Mississippi, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
8 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
3 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ambon at 76,109

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
APD Ward

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 62 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 2
G4M1 Betty x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Idaho, Bomb hits 1
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 1

Port hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 93 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 20

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 116 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 38 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

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Morning Air attack on Ambon , at 76,109

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico, Bomb hits 1
BB Mississippi, Bomb hits 1
BB Idaho, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 7000 feet
Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Then PM phases

I think once again, I stopped a "relief" force trying to protect a poorly defended base; a few days ago it was Ambon, this time probably Ternate

one AK, one xAK on fire, both should survive, as long as he moved them north

on a low note, a squadron of Avengers couldn't coordinate and ended up shredded by Japanese CAP

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batjan at 77,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18
A6M3a Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 29

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 14
F4F-4 Wildcat x 51

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed
A6M3a Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 13 destroyed, 3 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB North Carolina
CV Wasp
CV Lexington

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
9 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Talaud-eilanden at 81,98

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 28
A6M3a Zero x 5
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 24
SBD-3 Dauntless x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Satsuki
xAK Tazima Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hagikaze
DD Hishu
AK Yamasimo Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Umikaze

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuiho-1/A with A6M3a Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1/B with A6M3a Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead
Shoho-1/B with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead
Shoho-1/C with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Raid is overhead
Junyo-1/B with A6M2 Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
3 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiyo-1/A with A6M2 Zero (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Batjan at 77,104

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 5

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 7
F4F-4 Wildcat x 31

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
13 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
14 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Talaud-eilanden at 81,98

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
A6M3a Zero x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 2

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBF-1 Avenger: 8 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Kikuzuki

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Zuiho-1/A with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Zuiho-1/B with A6M3a Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Shoho-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 100 minutes
Shoho-1/C with A6M2 Zero (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
Junyo-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 74 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 55 minutes
Hiyo-1/A with A6M2 Zero (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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes







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Sep6.42: invasion of Ternate - 6/4/2020 9:55:34 PM   
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September 6.42

He wisely decide to withdraw his carriers from the Ternate area; therefore the invasion went as planned,
He set, instead, a heavy LBA strike from Manado; it was strong enough to break through the CAP in good numbers, but did very little damage, because once again, he he used non HQ and likely not well supplied bases. Only CV Wasp got hit, but it was a 60 kg bomb that did nothing. CV Lexington ended up more damaged because of dodging maneuvers

Ternate looks very lightly defended, 2 units, one is confirmed, 44th Field Const Company, the other one is likely some form of airbase support unit, a coy maybe? the invader is an Australian brigade + artillery.. should be enough to capture it, but because of disruption it might take more than one turn

What else? another horrible bombardment at Palembang, followed by artillery... which means the next deliberate attack should be coming soon

and... tomorrow it will be Manado's turn!!

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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Natori
CL Nagara
DD Yukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Inazuma
DD Samidare
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied ground losses:
174 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Resources hits 2
Oil hits 1
Fires 11
Airbase hits 14
Airbase supply hits 8
Runway hits 32
Port hits 5
Port fuel hits 1

CA Mikuma firing at 9th Indian Division
CA Chokai firing at 9th Indian Division
CL Natori firing at 9th Indian Division
CL Nagara firing at 18th British Division
DD Yukaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Matsukaze firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Inazuma firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Samidare firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Asagumo firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Natsugumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Tokitsukaze firing at Palembang


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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Suzuya
CA Nachi
DD Akikaze
DD Oboro
DD Akatsuki
DD Makigumo
DD Akizuki

Allied ground losses:
145 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Fires 11
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 13

CA Kako firing at Palembang
CA Furutaka firing at 18th British Division
CA Suzuya firing at 18th British Division
CA Nachi firing at 18th British Division
DD Akikaze firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Oboro firing at 18th British Division
DD Akatsuki firing at Palembang
DD Makigumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Akizuki firing at 18th British Division

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Pre-Invasion action off Ternate (78,102)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

10 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
CL Leander
PG Soerabaja
APD Brooks

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

CL Achilles firing at 44th Field Const Co
CL Leander firing at 44th Field Const Co
PG Soerabaja firing at 44th Field Const Co


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Amphibious Assault at Ternate (78,102)

TF 108 troops unloading over beach at Ternate, 78,102

Allied ground losses:
236 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (0 destroyed, 12 disabled)
Vehicles lost 20 (0 destroyed, 20 disabled)

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Sub attack near Ternate at 78,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-5, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Selfridge
BB Mississippi
DD Lang
DD Sterett
DD Dunlap
DD Balch
DD Phelps
DD Porter

SS I-5 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Selfridge
DD Balch attacking submerged sub ....
DD Balch cannot establish contact with SS I-5
SS I-5 eludes DD Balch by hugging bottom
DD Balch cannot establish contact with SS I-5
DD Phelps fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Selfridge fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Porter fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Balch fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Selfridge fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Selfridge fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Selfridge attacking submerged sub ....
DD Selfridge loses contact with SS I-5
DD Selfridge cannot reach attack position over SS I-5
DD Selfridge fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Ternate at 77,102

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 39
G4M1 Betty x 29

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 6
Martlet II x 21
F4F-4 Wildcat x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 12 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 6 destroyed, 15 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Wasp, Bomb hits 1
CV Lexington
CV Illustrious
BB Prince of Wales
CVL Hermes

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
7 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
1 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 6000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 30100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 1000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 3000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
No.888 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
7 planes vectored on to bombers

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ASW attack near Ternate at 78,102

Japanese Ships
SS I-5, hits 6

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
DD Lang
DD Sterett
DD Dunlap
DD Balch
DD Phelps
DD Selfridge
DD Porter

SS I-5 is sighted by escort
I-5 bottoming out ....
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Phelps fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Selfridge fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Porter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Balch attacking submerged sub ....
DD Balch cannot reach attack position over SS I-5
DD Phelps attacking submerged sub ....
DD Phelps cannot reach attack position over SS I-5
DD Phelps cannot establish contact with SS I-5
DD Porter attacking submerged sub ....
DD Porter cannot reach attack position over SS I-5
DD Balch fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Phelps attacking submerged sub ....
DD Porter fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 41518 troops, 588 guns, 178 vehicles, Assault Value = 1330

Defending force 32962 troops, 446 guns, 373 vehicles, Assault Value = 1046

Japanese ground losses:
392 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
20th Infantry Regiment
65th Brigade
77th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
11th Division
2nd Tank Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
48th Division
12th Engineer Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
25th Army
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
3rd Mortar Battalion
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
56th Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
Lahat Cdo
5/14th Punjab Battalion
44th Indian Brigade
Palembang Cdo
18th British Division
46th Indian Brigade
Padang Cdo
2/15 Punjab Battalion
9th Indian Division
Djambi Cdo
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
Palembang ML Base Force
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment




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shining sun, white sands, turquoise water, singing birds, just like heaven

the guys from the 40th USA Inf Division will have a blast!

notice some derelict airplanes, vehicles and guns left for touristy jungle adventures



14 hexes is the max range of P-38E

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 9
B5N2 Kate x 6

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 6
Martlet II x 8
F4F-4 Wildcat x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M3a Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Sea Hurricane Ib: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
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 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(9 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
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 6 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers

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Afternoon Air attack on Manado , at 75,99

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 15
F4F-3 Wildcat x 20
SBD-3 Dauntless x 41
TBF-1 Avenger x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12

Aircraft Attacking:
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x Albacore I bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Manado at 75,99

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M3a Zero x 6
B5N2 Kate x 7

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
BB Mississippi
AMC Hector, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 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 38 minutes



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Naval bombardment of Manado at 75,99

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 25 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed on ground
G4M1 Betty: 25 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 14 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 62 damaged
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 12 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 28 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho

Japanese ground losses:
1600 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 28 destroyed, 84 disabled
Engineers: 4 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 13 (7 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 11 (4 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 26
Airbase supply hits 20
Runway hits 61

BB Mississippi firing at Manado
BB New Mexico firing at Manado
BB Idaho firing at Manado


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Pre-Invasion action off Manado (75,99)

11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Achilles
CL Leander
DD Allen
DD McCalla
AMC Prince Robert
AMC Hector
PG Soerabaja

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

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

CL Achilles firing at I./4th Infantry Battalion
CL Leander firing at I./4th Infantry Battalion
DD Allen firing at I./4th Infantry Battalion
DD McCalla firing at I./4th Infantry Battalion
AMC Prince Robert firing at I./4th Infantry Battalion
DD McCalla fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Manado (75,99)

TF 41 troops unloading over beach at Manado, 75,99

Allied ground losses:
95 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (0 destroyed, 6 disabled)
Vehicles lost 21 (2 destroyed, 19 disabled)

13 troops of a USA 41 Rifle Squad lost overboard during unload of 40th Infantry Div /7
M2A4 Light Tank lost overboard during unload of 2nd USMC Tank Bn /8
Motorized Support lost from landing craft during unload of 40th Infantry Div /13

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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1340 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Defending force 4987 troops, 165 guns, 80 vehicles, Assault Value = 298

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

Assaulting units:
I./4th Infantry Battalion
6th Naval Construction Battalion
8th JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
40th Infantry Div /5
2nd USMC Tank Bn /1
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
1st Pion Bn /2
198th FA Bn /1


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I was surprised to see so little troops on Manado; my assumption was that I was not going to face a division, in any base invaded (Ambon, Manado, Ternate, Sorong), but I was expecting that at least somewhere there was going to be a regiment or maybe a couple SNLFs and on the other places at least a naval garrison. But nothing, no teeth, only airbase bases, construction battalions and 1/3 of an infantry battalion in strategic base of Manado

So as Ternate fell on the 1st attempt, I expect Manado to change hands really quickly; and looking at the damage done by the battleship bombardments, I believe forts level are likely very low

Finally, as you can see, there are chances of carrier battle



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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Natori
CL Nagara
DD Yukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Inazuma
DD Samidare
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Tokitsukaze

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

Manpower hits 1
Refinery hits 2
Fires 337
Airbase hits 8
Runway hits 27
Port hits 4

CA Mikuma firing at Palembang
CA Chokai firing at 18th British Division
CL Natori firing at 9th Indian Division
CL Nagara firing at 18th British Division
DD Yukaze firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Matsukaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Inazuma firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Samidare firing at 18th British Division
DD Asagumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Natsugumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Tokitsukaze firing at 18th British Division


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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Suzuya
CA Nachi
DD Akikaze
DD Oboro
DD Akatsuki
DD Naganami
DD Makigumo
DD Akizuki

Allied ground losses:
215 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Resources hits 2
Manpower hits 1
Oil hits 1
Fires 403
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 32
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 4

CA Kako firing at Palembang
CA Furutaka firing at 18th British Division
CA Suzuya firing at 18th British Division
CA Nachi firing at Palembang
DD Akikaze firing at Palembang
DD Oboro firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Akatsuki firing at Palembang
DD Naganami firing at 18th British Division
DD Makigumo firing at Palembang
DD Akizuki firing at 18th British Division


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Invasion Support action off Ternate (78,102)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
KV Quesnel
APD Brooks
APD Schley
APD Pillsbury
APD John D. Ford
APD Barker

KV Quesnel fired at enemy troops
APD Brooks fired at enemy troops
APD Schley fired at enemy troops
APD Pillsbury fired at enemy troops
APD John D. Ford fired at enemy troops
APD Barker fired at enemy troops

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Morning Air attack on 9th Indian Division, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 28
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 10 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
2 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 44th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 9th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 9th Indian Division ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...

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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 41322 troops, 588 guns, 178 vehicles, Assault Value = 1317

Defending force 32823 troops, 446 guns, 371 vehicles, Assault Value = 1039

Japanese ground losses:
191 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade
2nd Tank Regiment
77th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
8th Tank Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
48th Division
11th Division
6th Tank Regiment
25th Army
56th Field Artillery Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Mortar Battalion
17th Medium Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
46th Indian Brigade
44th Indian Brigade
2/15 Punjab Battalion
Padang Cdo
5/14th Punjab Battalion
18th British Division
Lahat Cdo
Palembang Cdo
9th Indian Division
24th NZ Pioneer Coy
Palembang ML Base Force
Djambi Cdo
22nd Indian Mountain Gun Regiment

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Ground combat at Ternate (78,102)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3546 troops, 71 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 91

Defending force 463 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Allied adjusted assault: 32

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 32 to 1 (fort level 2)

Allied forces CAPTURE Ternate !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
372 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
29th Australian Bde /4
168th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
44th Field Const Co
2nd JNAF Coy

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Sept8.42

No carriers this turn, they simply vanished, instead he decided to launch CL Tama and several DDs in what looked like a suicide mission... is he trying to degrade my forces before sending the carriers? I will need to be careful

The battles were slug fests, with several losses for both:
CL Isuzu - sunk
DD Kikuzuki - sunk
DD Hishu - sunk
DD Yomogi - sunk
DD Kikuzuki - sunk
DD Oyashio - sunk

damaged
DD Asashio - heavy damage
DD Hagikaze - heavy fires
DD Natsushio - on fire
DD Nowaki - heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Umikaze - heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Satsuki - on fire
DD Tsuta - heavy fires, heavy damage

Allies losses:
CA Minneapolis
DDs: Cassin, Conyngham, Shaw

Then the carriers launched a powerful strike against a cargo TF on Davao, no troops lost but there was fuel on one of the ships so probably I sank some supply, maybe this was an amphibious TF that already unloaded?

Carriers also sank a few "dead in water" ships located NW; I will send some ships to investigate, probably they are damaged leftovers from previous battles

Manado and Sidate unloading went ok, Manado was captured

Another tanker torpedoed! Dutch submarine put an eel on Kuroshio Maru. Ship was carrying fuel and hopefully the fires will sink it



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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)

5 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AMC Hector
PG Soerabaja
DD Allen

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

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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TF 54 encounters mine field at Boela (80,110)

Allied Ships
DMS Zane

5 mines cleared


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Ternate at 78,102, Range 5,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Yuzan Maru, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAK Cheribon Maru, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA New Orleans
CA Minneapolis
CL St. Louis
CL Honolulu
CL Phoenix
CL Nashville
DD Conyngham
DD Shaw
DD Cassin
DD Reid
DD Tucker

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 5,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards...
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 5,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages xAK Yuzan Maru at 5,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages xAK Yuzan Maru at 5,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages xAK Yuzan Maru at 5,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages xAK Yuzan Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Tucker engages xAK Yuzan Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Shaw engages xAK Yuzan Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Shaw engages xAK Cheribon Maru at 4,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages xAK Yuzan Maru at 4,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages xAK Yuzan Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Shaw engages xAK Cheribon Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages xAK Cheribon Maru at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
xAK Cheribon Maru sunk by DD Reid at 2,000 yards
xAK Cheribon Maru sunk by DD Reid at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 18, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Oyashio
DD Natsushio, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Nowaki, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Hagikaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Asashio, Shell hits 1
DD Umikaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Satsuki
DD Kikuzuki, Shell hits 1
DD Hishu, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Tsuta
DD Yomogi

Allied Ships
CA Chicago, Shell hits 1
CA New Orleans, Shell hits 1
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL St. Louis
CL Honolulu
CL Phoenix
CL Nashville, Shell hits 1
DD Conyngham
DD Shaw, Shell hits 2
DD Cassin, Shell hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Reid
DD Tucker

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Lee, Willis "Ching crosses the 'T'
CL Phoenix collides with CL St. Louis at 76 , 99
CA Minneapolis engages CL Isuzu at 8,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Yomogi at 8,000 yards
DD Hishu engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Tucker at 8,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Tucker at 8,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Reid at 8,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA Minneapolis at 2,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages CL Isuzu at 2,000 yards
DD Tsuta engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Nashville at 2,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CL Isuzu at 2,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Tucker at 2,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Reid at 2,000 yards
DD Tsuta engages DD Cassin at 2,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Cassin at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Phoenix at 5,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Tsuta at 5,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Tsuta at 5,000 yards
CL Nashville engages DD Kikuzuki at 5,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Reid at 5,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Honolulu at 5,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Umikaze at 5,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Tucker at 5,000 yards
DD Tsuta engages DD Reid at 5,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Cassin at 5,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Shaw at 5,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Natsushio at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Isuzu at 7,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA New Orleans at 7,000 yards
DD Tsuta engages DD Tucker at 7,000 yards
DD Hishu engages DD Cassin at 7,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Phoenix at 7,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Honolulu at 7,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Umikaze at 7,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Umikaze at 7,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Reid at 7,000 yards
DD Hishu engages DD Cassin at 7,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Shaw at 7,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Cassin at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Tsuta at 9,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Yomogi at 9,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Tsuta at 9,000 yards
DD Hishu engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Kikuzuki at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Honolulu at 9,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Umikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Reid at 9,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Reid at 9,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Shaw at 9,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Reid at 9,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Oyashio at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Nashville at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA New Orleans at 12,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Isuzu at 12,000 yards
CL Nashville engages DD Hishu at 12,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Satsuki at 12,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Umikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Asashio at 12,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Natsushio at 12,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Shaw at 12,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Conyngham at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Isuzu at 12,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Tsuta at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Nashville at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Phoenix at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Tucker at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL St. Louis at 12,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Reid at 12,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Reid at 12,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Conyngham at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA Minneapolis at 10,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages DD Cassin at 10,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Shaw at 10,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Conyngham at 10,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Umikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Tucker at 10,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Natsushio at 10,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Nowaki at 10,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Hishu at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Cassin at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA Minneapolis at 8,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Yomogi at 8,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA Chicago at 8,000 yards
DD Hishu engages DD Cassin at 8,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Kikuzuki at 8,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Satsuki at 8,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages CL Isuzu at 8,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Shaw at 8,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Cassin at 8,000 yards
DD Hishu engages DD Cassin at 8,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Nowaki at 8,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Oyashio at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Yomogi at 10,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Tsuta at 10,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Hishu at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Phoenix at 10,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Umikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Tucker at 10,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Tanikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Reid at 10,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Nowaki at 10,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Umikaze at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages CL Isuzu at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA Chicago at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Nashville at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Phoenix at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Honolulu at 12,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Tucker at 12,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Tucker at 12,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Conyngham at 12,000 yards
DD Tsuta engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Reid at 12,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Umikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA Minneapolis at 12,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Yomogi at 12,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Tsuta at 12,000 yards
CL Nashville engages DD Hishu at 12,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Kikuzuki at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Reid at 12,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Conyngham at 12,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages CL Isuzu at 12,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages DD Shaw at 12,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Tsuta at 12,000 yards
CL Nashville engages CL Isuzu at 12,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Phoenix at 12,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages CL Isuzu at 12,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Umikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Hishu engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Shaw at 12,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Conyngham at 12,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Oyashio at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages DD Cassin at 9,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Isuzu at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Nashville at 9,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Cassin at 9,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Satsuki at 9,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages DD Umikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Nowaki at 9,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Cassin at 9,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Cassin at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA Minneapolis at 13,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Yomogi at 13,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CA Chicago at 13,000 yards
CL Nashville engages DD Hishu at 13,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CL Isuzu at 13,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Shaw at 13,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Tucker at 13,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Tucker at 13,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Cassin at 13,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Shaw at 13,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Hishu at 13,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CL Isuzu at 13,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Yomogi at 13,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Tsuta at 13,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Hishu at 13,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Kikuzuki at 13,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Shaw at 13,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Tucker at 13,000 yards
DD Tsuta engages DD Reid at 13,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Hagikaze at 13,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Kikuzuki at 13,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Shaw at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 10, and is sunk
DD Oyashio
DD Natsushio, on fire
DD Nowaki, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Hagikaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Asashio, on fire
DD Umikaze, Shell hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Satsuki, Shell hits 3, on fire
DD Kikuzuki, Shell hits 1
DD Hishu, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
DD Tsuta, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Yomogi, Shell hits 14, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA New Orleans, Shell hits 3
CL St. Louis
CL Honolulu, Shell hits 2
CL Nashville
DD Conyngham, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Shaw, Shell hits 19, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Reid

Reduced sighting due to 3% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 3% moonlight: 10,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
CA Chicago engages CL Isuzu at 8,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Tsuta at 8,000 yards
DD Hishu sunk by CA New Orleans at 8,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Kikuzuki at 8,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Satsuki at 8,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Shaw at 8,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Isuzu sunk by CA New Orleans at 2,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Reid at 2,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Asashio at 2,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Reid at 2,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Tsuta at 2,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Reid at 2,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Satsuki at 2,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Tanikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Oyashio at 2,000 yards
DD Yomogi engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards
DD Tsuta engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Satsuki at 2,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Umikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Hagikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Umikaze at 2,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Nowaki at 2,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Satsuki at 2,000 yards
DD Yomogi sunk by CL St. Louis at 2,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Asashio at 2,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Shaw at 2,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Hagikaze at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki engages DD Conyngham at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Nowaki at 4,000 yards
CA Chicago engages DD Kikuzuki at 4,000 yards
CL Nashville engages DD Kikuzuki at 4,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Umikaze at 4,000 yards
CL St. Louis engages DD Tsuta at 4,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Reid at 4,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Hagikaze at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA New Orleans engages DD Umikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Kikuzuki at 8,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Satsuki at 8,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Nowaki at 8,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Conyngham at 8,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Shaw at 8,000 yards
DD Shaw engages DD Umikaze at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Conyngham engages DD Tsuta at 13,000 yards
DD Kikuzuki engages DD Conyngham at 13,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Reid at 13,000 yards
DD Umikaze engages DD Reid at 13,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Shaw at 13,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Shaw at 13,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Conyngham at 13,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Natsushio at 13,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)

7 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AMC Hector
PG Soerabaja
DD Allen

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

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Sidate (75,100)

TF 354 troops unloading over beach at Sidate, 75,100

Allied ground losses:
36 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 15th Australian Bde /10


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Invasion Support action off Manado (75,99)

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AMC Hector
PG Soerabaja
DD Allen

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

Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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TF 54 encounters mine field at Boela (80,110)

Allied Ships
DMS Zane

8 mines cleared


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Manado at 76,99, Range 29,000 Yards

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
SOC-1 Seagull: 4 destroyed

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio
DD Natsushio, Shell hits 1
DD Hagikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Tanikaze
DD Asashio, Shell hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CA Minneapolis, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
CL Phoenix, Shell hits 3
DD Cassin, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
DD Tucker, Shell hits 2

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
Allied TF attempts to evade combat
Range increases to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 27,000 yards
Range increases to 28,000 yards...
Range increases to 29,000 yards...
Range increases to 30,000 yards
Range closes to 29,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards
Range closes to 24,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Oyashio at 24,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Natsushio at 24,000 yards
Range closes to 21,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Tanikaze at 21,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Hagikaze at 21,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Tanikaze at 18,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Cassin at 18,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Oyashio at 18,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 yards
CA Minneapolis engages DD Asashio at 17,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Tanikaze at 17,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Tucker at 17,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Asashio at 14,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Hagikaze at 14,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Tucker at 14,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Cassin at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 12,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Hagikaze at 12,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Tucker at 12,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Cassin at 12,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Tucker at 12,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Tucker at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Asashio engages DD Cassin at 8,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Tucker at 8,000 yards
DD Tanikaze engages DD Cassin at 8,000 yards
DD Natsushio engages DD Cassin at 8,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Oyashio at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Cassin engages DD Hagikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Cassin sunk by DD Natsushio at 9,000 yards
Katsumi, Motoi orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Asashio at 10,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Tanikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Hagikaze engages DD Tucker at 10,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Tucker at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Asashio at 17,000 yards
DD Oyashio engages DD Tucker at 17,000 yards
Range increases to 24,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Asashio at 24,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Hagikaze at 24,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Natsushio at 24,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages DD Oyashio at 24,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Davao at 79,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 15
F4F-3 Wildcat x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless x 19
TBF-1 Avenger x 27

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Huzikawa Maru, Bomb hits 5, and is sunk
xAKL Naruo Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAKL Hiyori Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Keiyo Maru, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Yanagigawa, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Kusuyama Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
AK Yamasimo Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DMS W-6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
12 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
15 x Albacore I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Naruo Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Huzikawa Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Keiyo Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAKL Hiyori Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Manado at 76,99

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 11
SBD-3 Dauntless x 25

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Satsuki
DD Kikuzuki, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Magazine explodes on DD Kikuzuki


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Jolo at 74,94

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Oyashio, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.

Oyashio dead in the water ...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Jolo at 74,94

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 3

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
DD Hagikaze, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Hagikaze dead in the water ...

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Sub attack near Pontianak at 54,90

Japanese Ships
TK Kuroshio Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PB Ginyo Maru

Allied Ships
SS O24

SS O24 launches 4 torpedoes at TK Kuroshio Maru
O24 bottoming out ....
PB Ginyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Ginyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Ginyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Ginyo Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Ginyo Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at Manado (75,99)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9935 troops, 202 guns, 203 vehicles, Assault Value = 450

Defending force 2112 troops, 14 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 44

Allied adjusted assault: 210

Japanese adjusted defense: 3

Allied assault odds: 70 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Manado !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 destroyed
A6M2 Zero: 5 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 5 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 10 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
1600 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 33 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 7 (5 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

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

Assaulting units:
40th Infantry Division
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
198th Field Artillery Battalion
1st AmphTrac Engineer Battalion
1st Pioneer Battalion

Defending units:
I./4th Infantry Battalion
6th Naval Construction Battalion
8th JAAF AF Bn


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Ground combat at Ternate (78,102)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3517 troops, 71 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 87

Defending force 197 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 15

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 15 to 1

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

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

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

Assaulting units:
29th Australian Bde /4
168th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
2nd JNAF Coy /3


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I./4th Infantry Battalion Wiped Out at Manado by attrition!!!

6th Naval Construction Battalion Wiped Out at Manado by attrition!!!


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Sep9.42: Manado battle ends - 6/6/2020 11:04:26 AM   
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relatively quiet turn

Battle of Manado ends, with 3 Japanese additional destroyers sunk: DDs Nowaki, Umikaze, Satsuki

Sub war: BB Haruna torpedoed!! I doubt it will sink, but it was heavy damaged, which means some months on Hong Kong for repairs
Also one xAK hit

Palembang: more naval bombardments, more fires, and I got a message that "fires are causing damage to oil"


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Siaoe at 77,98, Range 2,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Nowaki, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Umikaze, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
DD Satsuki

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City
DD Lansdowne
DD Lardner
DD Stuart

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 2,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 20,000 yards
Range closes to 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...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
Small, E. crosses the 'T'
CA Salt Lake City engages DD Nowaki at 2,000 yards
DD Umikaze sunk by CA Salt Lake City at 2,000 yards
DD Nowaki sunk by DD Lansdowne at 2,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Lansdowne at 2,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Satsuki at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Lansdowne at 5,000 yards
DD Lansdowne engages DD Satsuki at 5,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Siaoe at 77,98, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Satsuki

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City
DD Lansdowne
DD Lardner
DD Stuart

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 7,000 yards
DD Lardner launches Torpedoes at DD Satsuki at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Lardner engages DD Satsuki at 5,000 yards
DD Lardner engages DD Satsuki at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Satsuki engages DD Lardner at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Lardner engages DD Satsuki at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA Salt Lake City engages DD Satsuki at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Lardner engages DD Satsuki at 10,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Siaoe at 77,98, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Satsuki, Shell hits 20, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City
DD Lansdowne
DD Lardner
DD Stuart

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 8,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
Allies open fire on surprised Japanese ships at 8,000 yards
CA Salt Lake City fires at DD Satsuki at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Salt Lake City engages DD Satsuki at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CA Salt Lake City engages DD Satsuki at 4,000 yards
DD Lansdowne engages DD Satsuki at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CA Salt Lake City engages DD Satsuki at 2,000 yards
DD Stuart engages DD Satsuki at 2,000 yards
Massive explosion on DD Satsuki
DD Satsuki sunk by CA Salt Lake City at 2,000 yards
DD Satsuki sunk by CA Salt Lake City at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Sangi at 77,96, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Tsukuba Maru, Shell hits 9, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Salt Lake City
DD Lansdowne
DD Lardner
DD Stuart

Reduced sighting due to 0% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 0% moonlight: 1,000 yards
Range closes to 20,000 yards...
Range closes to 18,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 12,000 yards...
Range closes to 11,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
Range closes to 6,000 yards...
Range closes to 5,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
Range closes to 3,000 yards...
Range closes to 2,000 yards...
Range closes to 1,000 yards...
Small, E. crosses the 'T'
CA Salt Lake City engages xAK Tsukuba Maru at 1,000 yards
Range increases to 2,000 yards
DD Lardner engages xAK Tsukuba Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Lardner engages xAK Tsukuba Maru at 2,000 yards
xAK Tsukuba Maru sunk by DD Stuart at 2,000 yards
xAK Tsukuba Maru sunk by DD Stuart at 2,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

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Sub attack near Hachijo-jima at 113,65

Japanese Ships
xAK Koyo Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Nisshun Maru
xAK Nansin Maru
xAK Eli Maru
xAK Tamahoko Maru
xAK Taian Maru
xAK Kyusyu Maru
PB Yoshida Maru

Allied Ships
SS Trout

SS Trout launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Koyo Maru
Trout diving deep ....
PB Yoshida Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yoshida Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yoshida Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yoshida Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Yoshida Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Natori
CL Nagara
DD Yukaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Inazuma
DD Samidare
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied ground losses:
121 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled

Manpower hits 11
Resources hits 1
Refinery hits 2
Fires 1696
Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 75
Port hits 14
Port fuel hits 6
Port supply hits 1

CA Mikuma firing at Palembang
CA Chokai firing at Palembang
CL Natori firing at 9th Indian Division
CL Nagara firing at 18th British Division
DD Yukaze firing at Palembang
DD Matsukaze firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Inazuma firing at 18th British Division
DD Samidare firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Asagumo firing at Palembang
DD Natsugumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Tokitsukaze firing at 18th British Division


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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Suzuya
CA Nachi
DD Akikaze
DD Oboro
DD Akatsuki
DD Naganami
DD Makigumo
DD Akizuki

Allied ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Oil hits 1
Manpower hits 4
Fires 2097
Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 4
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

CA Kako firing at 18th British Division
CA Furutaka firing at Palembang
CA Suzuya firing at 9th Indian Division
CA Nachi firing at 18th British Division
DD Akikaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Oboro firing at 18th British Division
DD Akatsuki firing at 18th British Division
DD Naganami firing at Palembang
DD Makigumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Akizuki firing at 18th British Division


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ASW attack near Hengchun at 84,68

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
DD Yugao

Allied Ships
SS Flying Fish

SS Flying Fish launches 4 torpedoes at BB Haruna
Flying Fish diving deep ....
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugao fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub



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RE: Sep9.42: Manado battle ends - 6/6/2020 3:03:03 PM   
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I just don't get why he's constantly bombarding Palembang. I suppose it's moot anyway, this game is really done except for final Japanese collapse; if you start bombing Balikpapan and Tarakan, he'll be down to just North Borneo, Java, and Djambi/Medan for Oil, and that's not near enough.

He's been running a deficit now for 9 months, so the 4 mil reserves or so in Japan at game start have to be dwindling....rough math in my head, he's burned about 3.3 mil Oil/Fuel in Japan, so he has about a million left, plus whatever he's hauled from SRA (not sure of the damage, but he should have approx. 1100 oil centers without Palembang, so maybe another 2 mil or so), minus whatever he's burned in fleet ops (which has to be well over 1 mil). Any way you slice it, sometime in 1943 he's going to run out.....

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Sep10.42: Madjene& Tatsuta Maru - 6/6/2020 3:07:45 PM   
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With Manado unloading completed, it was time to return to base for rearming, refueling, refitting, there were however 4 enemy TFs that required some attention:
- small TF at Kendari
- small TF at Makassar
- big TF at Madjene
- tanker TF at Balikpapan

I decided to place the carriers on a place in which the first 3 could be attacked, I decided against going after the tankers at Balikpapan because CAP might be too strong for the carriers, and carrier capable planes are scarce.. better to leave Balikpapan to the Army

What came afterwards was a massacre of Japanese ships; TF at Makassar ended up being 3 small minelayers (note taken this base is probably mined), the TF at Kendari a destroyer ASW which survived intact

the big TF at Madjene was the big question mark, was it a supply TF? and why was Tatsuta Maru, one of the 3 Japanese "queens of the seas" liner there? port is too small, and this ship is more valuable moving troops from HI to Singapore or Manila or Soerabaja



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 71,104

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 3

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 7
Martlet II x 12
F4F-4 Wildcat x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 3000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 30300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 22
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17
TBF-1 Avenger x 23

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CM Natsushima, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
CM Sarushima, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
CM Hirashima, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
13 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
10 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CM Sarushima


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 65,103

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 23
SBD-3 Dauntless x 25

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Kamitu Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Totori Maru, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Sugiyama Maru
xAK Norfolk Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
xAP Tatsuta Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kamitu Maru
Massive explosion on xAK Totori Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Norfolk Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 70,106

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Martlet II x 17
SBD-3 Dauntless x 8
TBF-1 Avenger x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Murakumo
DD Nagatsuki
DD Minazuki

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Kendari at 71,104

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 3

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 6
Martlet II x 12
F4F-4 Wildcat x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (2 airborne, 1 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 5000 , scrambling fighters between 2000 and 30300.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 65,106

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CM Hirashima, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Albacore I bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CM Hirashima

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Madjene at 65,103

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 15
Martlet II x 17
F4F-3 Wildcat x 22
F4F-4 Wildcat x 23
SBD-3 Dauntless x 33
TBF-1 Avenger x 25

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Himalaya Maru, Bomb hits 16, and is sunk
xAK Sugiyama Maru, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAP Tatsuta Maru, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAK Kurohime Maru, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Mitimei Maru, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
xAK Anzan Maru #2, Bomb hits 6, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x TBF-1 Avenger launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22.4in Mk 13 Torp.
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
13 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
10 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
15 x Albacore I launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Mk XII Torpedo
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Sugiyama Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Tatsuta Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Himalaya Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Anzan Maru #2
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Mitimei Maru



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Sep11.42: Kendari bombarded - 6/6/2020 7:30:05 PM   
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I sent the fleets to bombard Kendari, I am happy I did because it also provided recon on troops at base; it is well defended, hence I won't try to directly assault

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Night Naval bombardment of Kendari at 70,106

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 30 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed on ground
B5N2 Kate: 19 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 17 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales
BB North Carolina
CA Exeter
CA Australia
CA Pensacola
CL Trenton
CL Raleigh
CL Perth
DD Russell
DD Anderson
DD Hughes
DD Sims
DD Woodworth
DD Monssen
DD Grayson

Japanese ground losses:
214 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 44
Port hits 6
Port fuel hits 4

BB Prince of Wales firing at Kendari
BB North Carolina firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
CA Exeter firing at Kendari
Seagull V acting as spotter for CA Australia
CA Australia firing at Kendari
CA Pensacola firing at Kendari
CL Trenton firing at Kendari
CL Raleigh firing at Kendari
CL Perth firing at Kendari
DD Russell firing at Kendari
DD Anderson firing at Kendari
DD Hughes firing at Kendari
DD Sims firing at Kendari
DD Woodworth firing at Kendari
DD Monssen firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
DD Grayson firing at Kendari


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Night Naval bombardment of Kendari at 70,106

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 8 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 10 damaged

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho
DD Balch
DD Phelps
DD Selfridge
DD Porter
DD Lang
DD Wilson
DD Sterett
DD Stack
DD Dunlap

Japanese ground losses:
61 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 12
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 2

BB Mississippi firing at Kendari
BB New Mexico firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
BB Idaho firing at Kendari
DD Balch firing at Kendari
DD Phelps firing at Kendari
DD Selfridge firing at Kendari
DD Porter firing at Kendari
DD Lang firing at Kendari
DD Wilson firing at Kendari
DD Sterett firing at Kendari
DD Stack firing at Kendari
DD Dunlap firing at Kendari

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Afternoon Air attack on Kendari , at 70,106

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 15
F4F-3 Wildcat x 23
F4F-4 Wildcat x 43
SBD-3 Dauntless x 49
TBF-1 Avenger x 32

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 6 damaged

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

Airbase hits 6
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
15 x Albacore I bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Ternate (78,102)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3505 troops, 71 guns, 58 vehicles, Assault Value = 82

Defending force 173 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Allied adjusted assault: 31

Japanese adjusted defense: 1

Allied assault odds: 31 to 1

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

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

Assaulting units:
29th Australian Bde /4
168th Field Artillery Battalion

Defending units:
2nd JNAF Coy /3


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Japanese Unit(s) Wiped Out at Ternate by attrition!!!

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RE: Sep11.42: Kendari bombarded - 6/7/2020 5:10:54 PM   
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I'm with Q-Ball on this one - just a matter of time before his economy collapses. Focus on the oil to help with that...but you already know that and I'm sure you're next major B-17/B-24 strike is focusing on Balikpappan, right?

As for securing the southern Celebes bases, those three bases in the gulf west of Kendari are a great "soft underbelly". They offer great airfield capability and are likely poorly defended. From them, its a short overland advance to tackle Kendari and Makassar from behind.

And after the Celebes is in Allied hands - what DEI oil is left for Japan to import? Tarakan, Brunei and Soerabaja oil all under the threat of the Heavies.

How's the Victory Point ratio going?

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a few quiet turns, as Allied naval forces withdrew to Timoeka for refueling and rearming; Timoeka was chosen as relatively safe. AEs AKEs ADs and AOs already left that base, as to avoid surprises if I keep them parked there for too long

It was an eye opening experience to see how quickly the carriers, battleship, cruisers could empty big AKEs and AOs.


What else happened?
- more bombardments on Palembang, 1/3 of oil wells are now damage
- puny bombardment on Manado,
- Carriers and cruisers on their way to support support troop landings on Manado and Ternate
- "decoy tanker" TF sank I-162... I got that trick from Lowpe create a TF with one tanker, the smallest available, then add all sorts of nasty ASW capable escorts, then patrol near Ceylon, where I knew a Japanese SS was lurking... after a few days, they finally got him

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Sep 16, 42
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ASW attack near Amami Oshima at 97,64

Japanese Ships
DD Shiratsuyu
DD Kasumi
DD Asanagi

Allied Ships
SS Growler

SS Growler is located by DD Shiratsuyu
Growler diving deep ....
DD Asanagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asanagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asanagi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Asanagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Asanagi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Asanagi is out of ASW ammo
DD Asanagi is out of ASW ammo
DD Asanagi is out of ASW ammo
DD Asanagi is out of ASW ammo
DD Asanagi is out of ASW ammo
DD Asanagi is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Chokai
CL Natori
CL Nagara
CL Naka
DD Fuyo
DD Yukaze
DD Akikaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Oboro
DD Asagiri
DD Shirakumo
DD Inazuma
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Samidare
DD Yudachi
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Arashi
DD Tokitsukaze
DD Akizuki

Allied ground losses:
207 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled

Refinery hits 1
Manpower hits 7
Oil hits 1
Fires 161
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 70
Port hits 19
Port fuel hits 10
Port supply hits 1

CA Kako firing at 18th British Division
CA Suzuya firing at 18th British Division
CA Mikuma firing at 9th Indian Division
CA Chokai firing at 18th British Division
CL Natori firing at 18th British Division
CL Nagara firing at 18th British Division
CL Naka firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Fuyo firing at 18th British Division
DD Yukaze firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Akikaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Sawakaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Matsukaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Oboro firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Asagiri firing at 18th British Division
DD Shirakumo firing at Palembang
DD Inazuma firing at 18th British Division
DD Hibiki firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Akatsuki firing at Palembang
DD Samidare firing at 18th British Division
DD Yudachi firing at Palembang
DD Asagumo firing at Palembang
DD Natsugumo firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Arashi firing at 18th British Division
DD Tokitsukaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Akizuki firing at 18th British Division


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Night Naval bombardment of Manado at 75,99

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CA Haguro
CL Tenryu
DD Yanagi
DD Karii
DD Uzuki
DD Ayanami
DD Usugumo
DD Arashio
DD Michishio

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

BB Fuso firing at 40th Infantry Division
CA Haguro firing at 40th Infantry Division
CL Tenryu firing at Manado
DD Yanagi firing at Manado
DD Karii firing at 40th Infantry Division
DD Uzuki firing at 40th Infantry Division
DD Ayanami firing at 40th Infantry Division
DD Usugumo firing at 40th Infantry Division
DD Arashio firing at 40th Infantry Division
DD Michishio firing at Manado

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Submarine attack near Colombo at 27,47

Japanese Ships
SS I-162, hits 22, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Arunta
AM Latrobe
TK Lady Myrtle
DD Inconstant
DD Electra
DD Van Ghent
DD Banckert

SS I-162 is sighted by escort
DD Inconstant attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-162 forced to surface!
DD Inconstant firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Electra firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Van Ghent firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Banckert firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves



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RE: Sep11.42: Kendari bombarded - 6/10/2020 6:56:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: IdahoNYer

I'm with Q-Ball on this one - just a matter of time before his economy collapses. Focus on the oil to help with that...but you already know that and I'm sure you're next major B-17/B-24 strike is focusing on Balikpappan, right?

As for securing the southern Celebes bases, those three bases in the gulf west of Kendari are a great "soft underbelly". They offer great airfield capability and are likely poorly defended. From them, its a short overland advance to tackle Kendari and Makassar from behind.

And after the Celebes is in Allied hands - what DEI oil is left for Japan to import? Tarakan, Brunei and Soerabaja oil all under the threat of the Heavies.

How's the Victory Point ratio going?


Yes, after all the fuel spent on operations in the DEI (talking easily 100K or more points of fuel spent in one month), I can only wonder how is he still able to run his battleships and cruisers unless he is drinking his HI reserves

main focus now is on consolidating Manado, Ternate and Ambon as bases; I need aviation support, supply, mines, ACMs, then airplanes, so that risk of naval bombarments (like the one suffered recently) are more costly to Japan

After consolidation, the main objective is to capture Celebes, then destroy Balikpapan and Tarakan, maybe invade them; not sure yet, but why not? having some fuel producing bases will be nice, and I have more divisions available than those I can use due to relatively low amphibious capability

Victory point ratio: still at Minor Japanese victory, which of course will change in the next few months. Allies with less VP on ship losses is not something too often seen in Sept 42

Notice lots of PPs: I don't know what to do with them; not really short on army divisions, I need to check; I even thought about building PPs to offset the 65 points a day needed to keep CV Illustrious on the theater. Maybe keep it for all of Q1/43 (historical withdraw is Jan5.43)




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Sep28.42: more bombardments - 6/16/2020 8:38:25 PM   
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Many quiet turns, not a lot happening,
what is new?

- naval bombardments every two days at Palembang; lots of damages, including 1/3 of oil wells. Base is thrashed and should fall sometime in October, maybe November with good rolls

- naval bombardment at Manado, but this one found recently deployed mines; result is 2 DDs hit; probably will sink next turn; if not I have set some DM and DMS, the closest ships I have nearby to look for them

- carrier forces are still in the area, I have finished rearming and refueling, I will try to reduce a few more points of system damage and get some more replacement airplanes before moving them out

- Getting ready for another offensive; to start in ~1 week; that means I will need to delay some ship upgrades. This is regrettable because this is a good one; around Sep-Oct-Nov the Allies replace the "Chicago pianos" with the much better 40mm Bofors.

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TF 52 encounters mine field at Manado (75,99)

Japanese Ships
DD Michishio, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Karii, Mine hits 1, on fire, heavy damage



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Night Naval bombardment of Palembang at 48,91

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Suzuya
CA Mikuma
CA Nachi
CA Chokai
CL Natori
CL Nagara
CL Naka
DD Fuyo
DD Yukaze
DD Akikaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Matsukaze
DD Oboro
DD Asagiri
DD Shirakumo
DD Inazuma
DD Hibiki
DD Akatsuki
DD Samidare
DD Yudachi
DD Asagumo
DD Natsugumo
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied ground losses:
240 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Manpower hits 1
Fires 116
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

CA Kako firing at 18th British Division
CA Furutaka firing at 18th British Division
CA Suzuya firing at 18th British Division
CA Mikuma firing at 9th Indian Division
CA Nachi firing at 18th British Division
CA Chokai firing at 9th Indian Division
CL Natori firing at 18th British Division
CL Nagara firing at 18th British Division
CL Naka firing at Palembang
DD Fuyo firing at Palembang
DD Yukaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Akikaze firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Sawakaze firing at 9th Indian Division
DD Matsukaze firing at 18th British Division
DD Oboro firing at 18th British Division
DD Asagiri firing at Palembang
DD Shirakumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Inazuma firing at Palembang
DD Hibiki firing at 18th British Division
DD Akatsuki firing at 18th British Division
DD Samidare firing at 18th British Division
DD Yudachi firing at 18th British Division
DD Asagumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Natsugumo firing at 18th British Division
DD Tokitsukaze firing at 18th British Division


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Night Naval bombardment of Manado at 75,99

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 17 damaged
P-40E Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5A Catalina: 14 damaged
PBY-5A Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground
P-39D Airacobra: 39 damaged
P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Fuso
CA Haguro
CL Tenryu
DD Yanagi
DD Ayanami
DD Usugumo
DD Arashio

Allied ground losses:
221 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 21

BB Fuso firing at Manado
CA Haguro firing at Manado
CL Tenryu firing at Manado
DD Yanagi firing at Manado
DD Ayanami firing at 40th Infantry Division
DD Usugumo firing at 40th Infantry Division
DD Arashio firing at Manado

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Morning Air attack on 44th Indian Brigade, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 12 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-Ic Sally x 5
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 8
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-Ic Sally: 1 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 2 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 44th Indian Brigade ...
Also attacking 46th Indian Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 11 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 46th Indian Brigade, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 22 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 7000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on 44th Indian Brigade, at 48,91 (Palembang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Effects of bombardments - 6/26/2020 7:07:19 PM   
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I will write an update tomorrow or sunday, but suffice to say not a lot happening ATM

still horrendous bombing and bombardments at Palembang fortress

what I didn't know was the tremendous effect it has on oil, fuel and supply:

so basically Palembang run out of oil






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By the time he takes whatever is left of Palembang, it could be in bombing range anyway

As I said before, the Japanese economy is going to crash sometime in 1943.....this is just bad bad bad for the Empire

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