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Dec19.42: Makassar's naval strike - 8/11/2020 6:37:22 PM   
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December 19.42
Well it didn't work, or not as well as I was hoping, at least I didn't lose the carriers.
Carriers went east of Kendari and launched one puny strike against destroyers instead of focusing on the merchants. I was expecting his carriers to be out of range, and more or less I correctly guessed where he was going to be (as you can see there are 2 subs on the same hex... but they did nothing)

EDIT: It was in part my fault; I somehow thought 7 hexes was within torpedo range, otherwise I would had set the Avengers to lower altitude



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

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 19 minutes

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 28
SBD-3 Dauntless x 28
TBF-1 Avenger x 28

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Oboro
DD Minazuki, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Akebono, Bomb hits 1
DD Yanagi
DD Yuzuki
DD Inazuma
DD Hagikaze, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Teruzuki

Aircraft Attacking:
28 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Hagikaze

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RE: Dec19.42: Makassar's naval strike - 8/11/2020 7:23:49 PM   
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8 DDs there. That would have been a tense mix-up if Ching Lee went there!

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RE: Dec19.42: Makassar's naval strike - 8/11/2020 7:49:04 PM   
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8 DDs there. That would have been a tense mix-up if Ching Lee went there!


followed by a nasty air attack, as you can see he reinforced his carriers with a bomber heavy mix



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RE: Dec19.42: Makassar's naval strike - 8/11/2020 9:10:21 PM   
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8 DDs there. That would have been a tense mix-up if Ching Lee went there!


Tense?

Moonlight is 96%!

Plenty of Allied bases nearby to use.

I don't know how plentiful Allied destroyers are now though...If you go in with just destroyers, several squadrons of 4 dd each say, then the KB won't launch an Alpha strike and you have a good chance of whittling down the IJ air attacks....or you can stand a desron close enough to provoke an IJ air attack, but also close enough to your bases for some good LRCAP.

Lots of different offensive/defensive tactics to try.





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RE: Dec19.42: Makassar's naval strike - 8/11/2020 10:12:04 PM   
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I have set something like that for next turn; problem is, it is an obvious move, so probably there is going to be some surprises waiting

that said, I have enough DDs, so I can risk it

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Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 4:57:29 PM   
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December 20.42

I sent 3 "disposable" light TFs to Makassar, for a total of 15 ships: 5DD, 5DD, 1CL+4DD

they reach the enemy base in the morning, but they didn't find amphibious TFs, as he wisely withdrew them

Instead they managed to find an attack a small 3 destroyer TFs; results were inconclusive but frustrating, as 3 old Japanese DDs (one of each: Akatsuki, Wakatake, Kamikaze) were able to handle 2 USN DD TFs, each composed of 5 Mahan class DDs.. at daytime I chose Mahans because of their stronger torpedo broadside, as I was hoping to catch merchants

Mahan class were an improved Farragut class, all were built in the 1930s; of the Japanese ships only Hibiki was equivalent, the other 2 (Kamikaze and Asagao) were second class, early 20s builds

Anyway, my raiders survived the air attacks, although 2 DDs and Leander is at risk... Of course my opponent is not happy with the air strike results, but I think it was reasonable considering these are agile ships




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Day Time Surface Combat, near Sepandjang at 62,106, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hibiki
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Asagao

Allied Ships
DD Mahan, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
DD Preston
DD Cummings, Shell hits 1
DD Lamson
DD Downes, Shell hits 1

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...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 7,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Downes at 7,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Kamikaze at 7,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Mahan at 7,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Preston at 7,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Kamikaze at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Downes engages DD Kamikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Kamikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Cummings at 9,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Preston at 9,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Mahan at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 13,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Downes at 13,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Hibiki at 13,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Kamikaze at 13,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Preston at 13,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Mahan at 13,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Asagao at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Lamson at 14,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Mahan at 14,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Preston at 14,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Hibiki at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Asagao at 16,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Lamson at 16,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Preston at 16,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Preston at 16,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Mahan at 16,000 yards
Range increases to 18,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Asagao at 18,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Kamikaze at 18,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Mahan at 18,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Preston at 18,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Hibiki at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
DD Downes engages DD Hibiki at 19,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Downes at 19,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Hibiki at 19,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Mahan at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Asagao at 18,000 yards
DD Lamson engages DD Kamikaze at 18,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Cummings at 18,000 yards
DD Preston engages DD Asagao at 18,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Mahan at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Downes at 19,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Lamson at 19,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Preston at 19,000 yards
DD Mahan engages DD Hibiki at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 18,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Downes at 18,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Lamson at 18,000 yards
DD Cummings engages DD Hibiki at 18,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Mahan at 18,000 yards
Range increases to 20,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Sepandjang at 60,107, Range 14,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Hibiki, Shell hits 1
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Asagao, Shell hits 1, on fire

Allied Ships
DD Case
DD Cushing, Shell hits 1
DD Perkins
DD Reid
DD Tucker, Shell hits 1, heavy fires

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...
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
DD Asagao engages DD Tucker at 14,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Asagao at 14,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Perkins at 14,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Cushing at 14,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Asagao at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Asagao at 8,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Reid at 8,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Hibiki at 8,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Case at 8,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Tucker at 8,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Reid at 8,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Perkins at 8,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Asagao at 8,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Case at 8,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Tucker at 8,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Case at 8,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Hibiki at 8,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Kamikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Case at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Tucker at 10,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Kamikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Hibiki at 10,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Kamikaze at 10,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Case at 10,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Tucker at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Case at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Perkins at 14,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Cushing at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Case at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 16,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Tucker at 16,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Perkins at 16,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Cushing at 16,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Case at 16,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Perkins at 16,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Reid at 16,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Asagao at 16,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Asagao at 16,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Kamikaze at 16,000 yards
DD Perkins engages DD Kamikaze at 16,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Cushing at 16,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Case at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 15,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Asagao at 15,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Reid at 15,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Perkins at 15,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Cushing at 15,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Case at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Asagao at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Case at 14,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Perkins at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Case at 14,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Asagao at 14,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Kamikaze at 14,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Hibiki at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Case at 14,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Asagao at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Reid at 14,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Cushing at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Cushing at 14,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Case at 14,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Tucker at 15,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Reid at 15,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Perkins at 15,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Cushing at 15,000 yards
DD Case engages DD Kamikaze at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Tucker at 14,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Hibiki at 14,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Perkins at 14,000 yards
DD Cushing engages DD Hibiki at 14,000 yards
Shoohei, S. orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 15,000 yards
DD Reid engages DD Asagao at 15,000 yards
DD Tucker engages DD Hibiki at 15,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Cushing at 15,000 yards
Range increases to 21,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 63,106

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13

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

Allied Ships
CL Leander
DD Stuart

Aircraft Attacking:
13 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 Makassar at 63,106

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 8
B5N2 Kate x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Leander
DD Hughes

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sepandjang at 60,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 23 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Mahan, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Cummings

Aircraft Attacking:
6 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 Sepandjang at 60,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 9 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Preston
DD Mahan, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Downes

Aircraft Attacking:
9 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 Sepandjang at 60,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 48 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A2 Val x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A2 Val: 2 damaged
D3A2 Val: 2 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Preston
DD Cummings
DD Downes

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A2 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
6 x D3A2 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A2 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sepandjang at 60,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 30 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 4 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Preston, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Cummings
DD Lamson
DD Downes

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 3000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sepandjang at 60,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 6
B5N2 Kate x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
DD Cummings

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



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 63,106

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Leander, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 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 Makassar at 63,106

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Stuart

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Sepandjang at 60,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A2 Val x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A2 Val: 1 damaged
D3A2 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Cummings
DD Downes

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x D3A2 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A2 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Makassar at 63,106

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 14

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

Allied Ships
DD Sims
CL Leander
DD Stuart

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


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RE: Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 5:11:12 PM   
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His Kates would work much better bombing at 1000 feet. I won't tell him. You don't have to.

That goes for your Avengers with bombs as well when going against agile ships and merchants.

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RE: Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 5:21:34 PM   
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His Kates would work much better bombing at 1000 feet. I won't tell him. You don't have to.

That goes for your Avengers with bombs as well when going against agile ships and merchants.


I don't recall though, won't they be on "LOW N" at that altitude? Isn't say, 3K a better altitude if you haven't trained your pilots on NAV B and LOW N?

It's common to train NAV T pilots on NAV B, but also having to train LOW N seems like too much work

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RE: Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 5:25:02 PM   
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Yes, unless he has them trained at LOW N; which is doubtful, it is better to run them a bit higher in altitude. exception to the rule: if the pilots are really green, poor in every skill, 100 feet has the best chances

with Japanese pilot attrition, I would be surprised if his Kates are trained in "bomb" naval attack at all; most likely Kates on torpedo, Vals on naval attack

and he knows, it is just that he had to anticipate to worst case scenario; like if I sent all cruisers, battleships, etc



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Yes, unless he has them trained at LOW N; which is doubtful, it is better to run them a bit higher in altitude. exception to the rule: if the pilots are really green, poor in every skill, 100 feet has the best chances

and he knows, it is just that he had to anticipate to worst case scenario; like if I sent all cruisers, battleships, etc


That's my thinking...as Japan, I've had good luck with bomb-dropping Kates on DDs at 6K, but they were trained in NAV B, as all Kate pilots should be (up to 70, IMO)

I admit I only start training LOW N as Japan in 1943; first for some of the Oscar units, but mostly to start stockpiling for Kamikaze time

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I guess you couldn't get any Lightnings over them? Once you get out of 42, I think one of the best use of P38s is to lrcap raiders as their strength as a sweeper is diminished.

Wait till Japan tries to hit late 1944 destroyers.... guess we probably won't get there.




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RE: Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 5:55:36 PM   
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Any bomber with a torpedo as a main weapon will use that if they are available otherwise they will use the full bomb load - including on Low Nav. As far as accuracy, let me look:

quote:

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Siantar, Bomb hits 11, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 41 (20 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Vehicles lost 36 (14 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


I will have to look at another turn for attacks on DDs. But a pretty female wants to lay on my chest and receive some attention . . .

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RE: Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 6:12:26 PM   
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I guess you couldn't get any Lightnings over them? Once you get out of 42, I think one of the best use of P38s is to lrcap raiders as their strength as a sweeper is diminished.

Wait till Japan tries to hit late 1944 destroyers.... guess we probably won't get there.






No supply on any nearby airbase, I think I will start developing Tockangbesi-eilanden as it is far enough from his deadly LBAs

problem with P-38s on CAP or LRCAP on small airfields is that their service rating is too high, might end under repair forever

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RE: Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 6:16:41 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

Any bomber with a torpedo as a main weapon will use that if they are available otherwise they will use the full bomb load - including on Low Nav. As far as accuracy, let me look:

quote:

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Siantar, Bomb hits 11, and is sunk

Allied ground losses:
Guns lost 41 (20 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Vehicles lost 36 (14 destroyed, 22 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


I will have to look at another turn for attacks on DDs. But a pretty female wants to lay on my chest and receive some attention . . .


hope it is a two-legged female

are these guys trained on low naval? you can certainly hit a ship with bombs, specially an xAK, but any ship that maneuvers will have a good chance of dodging if the enemy pilots' low naval skill is low

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RE: Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 6:44:38 PM   
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A four legged, 11 month old female with sharp claws.

Here are some trainees:

quote:

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Prusa, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Nevadan, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AMC Kanimbla, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


and

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Glenapp, Bomb hits 10, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


I will have to look some more for DDs.

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RE: Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 6:46:10 PM   
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Again, some trainee against some "D" light cruisers:

quote:

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Durban, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


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quote:

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N1 Kate x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CL Dragon, Bomb hits 9, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N1 Kate bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb


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RE: Dec20.42: inconclusive DD action near Makassar - 8/12/2020 6:58:08 PM   
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Here are Bettys set to Torpedo. This is the unit that starts in Bangkok:

quote:

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 18

Allied aircraft
H81-A3 x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
xAK Clan Lamont, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
KV Fritillary, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage

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


If you notice, the CAP did not do much as it was flying too high. One unit was at 9,000 feet the other two were at 11,000 feet and they did not have time to get that low. But the Bettys and Nells are not as good as Kates doing this.

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Happy new year 1943! - 8/22/2020 12:49:41 PM   
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For the second time I reached 1943 in a PBEM!

If I am right, this means submarines are now at 60% dud rate (instead of 80%), and as per HR rules, I can now sweep at 25K

So, not a lot of news, frontline remains static, we are in some kind of quagmire in the Celebes, I can't resupply, he gets bombarded every turn

What else is new? last turn I decided to bomb Miri and Brunei, just to test his defenses, results were OK, some oil hits to distract him

Next turn I will invade Koepang, and there is a 2nd invasion coming in a few days




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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 45
LB-30 Liberator x 3
B-24D Liberator x 26

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 4 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged

Oil hits 17

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 12
B-17E Fortress x 15
B-24D Liberator x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Oil hits 9

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Brunei , at 65,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 16

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Koepang , at 68,116

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10

No Allied losses

Oil hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9

No Allied losses

Oil hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Oil hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Oil hits 4

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Oil hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
LB-30 Liberator x 6

No Allied losses

Oil hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Brunei , at 65,87

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
City Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 5

No Allied losses


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Miri , at 64,87

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

No Allied losses


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
City Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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RE: Happy new year 1943! - 8/22/2020 10:38:09 PM   
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You look to be way ahead by looking at your DEI map, anywhere eles you are ahead historically on the map? You may not make it in 1944 if you are so far ahead of historical as his major oilfields in DEI are in range of heavy bombers.

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RE: Happy new year 1943! - 8/22/2020 11:54:09 PM   
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Results were OK? Those results vs. Miri and Brunei were excellent. Lots of Oil hits, few losses for you. With all the Oil you've taken or destroyed, all of it should be protected....at least some Oscars or something to break up your bombing attacks

I've said it before, you've made it to 1943, but you won't make it to 1945 in this one, and it won't be because you quit....

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RE: Happy new year 1943! - 8/23/2020 4:14:06 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Bif1961

You look to be way ahead by looking at your DEI map, anywhere else you are ahead historically on the map? You may not make it in 1944 if you are so far ahead of historical as his major oilfields in DEI are in range of heavy bombers.


Manado, that is the main one. other theaters are close to historical:
Allies in Bangladesh, Japan in Burma
Pt Moresby Allied, Rabaul Japanese
Palembang held until November 42




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RE: Happy new year 1943! - 8/23/2020 11:31:11 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Q-Ball

Results were OK? Those results vs. Miri and Brunei were excellent. Lots of Oil hits, few losses for you. With all the Oil you've taken or destroyed, all of it should be protected....at least some Oscars or something to break up your bombing attacks

I've said it before, you've made it to 1943, but you won't make it to 1945 in this one, and it won't be because you quit....


The results were good, just that they didn't destroy as much as I was hoping

now he parked fighters and obviously I didn't follow with a 2nd strike; too long range, barely reachable for some version of B-17/ 24, but not all, and out of range for all fighters




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Jan1.43: CVE Prince William sank - 8/23/2020 11:43:17 AM   
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Jan1.43

I guess it doesn't matter how many DDs you bring as escorts, or to have all FPs doing ASW or to have Cats at ASW patrol or to set independent ASW TFs
The Japanese submarines were very active and I-27 put 2 torpedoes on CVE Prince William, sinking it and 29 precious Dauntless dive bombers..

worst, he now knows that it would be less dangerous to send the carriers, so I am expecting a carrier battle soon

otherwise Koepang invasion going as planned




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ASW attack near Dili at 71,117

Japanese Ships
SS I-20, hits 1

Allied Ships
APD Fox
AK Betelgeuse
xAP Alcoa Pathfinder
xAP Boschfontein
xAP President Fillmore
xAK Iron Knight
xAK Jalayamuna
APD King
APD Little

SS I-20 is sighted by escort
APD King fails to find sub and abandons search
APD Little attacking submerged sub ....
APD Little fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Little attacking submerged sub ....
APD Little loses contact with SS I-20
APD Little fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Little fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Little fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Dili at 70,117

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
APD Fox
APD Little
APD Chew
xAP Alcoa Pathfinder
xAP Boschfontein
xAP President Fillmore
xAK Iron Knight
xAK Jalayamuna
APD King

SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes at APD Fox
I-20 diving deep ....
APD King fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD King fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD King fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD King fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD King fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Iriomote at 91,62

Japanese Ships
xAKL Saiho Maru

Allied Ships
SS Gunnel

xAKL Saiho Maru is sighted by SS Gunnel
SS Gunnel launches 2 torpedoes at xAKL Saiho Maru


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ASW attack near Koepang at 68,117

Japanese Ships
SS I-10

Allied Ships
CA Indianapolis
CLAA San Juan
CLAA Juneau
CLAA Atlanta
DD McCall
DD Craven
DD Jarvis
DD Patterson
DD Balch
DD Selfridge
DD Wilson
DD Stack

SS I-10 is sighted by escort
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Selfridge fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Wilson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Stack fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Submarine attack near Iriomote at 91,62

Japanese Ships
xAK Lima Maru, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Swordfish

xAK Lima Maru is sighted by SS Swordfish
SS Swordfish launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Lima Maru


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Sub attack near Koepang at 68,117

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, hits 2

Allied Ships
CVE Prince William, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CA Indianapolis
CLAA San Juan
CLAA Juneau
CLAA Atlanta
DD McCall
DD Craven
DD Jarvis
DD Ralph Talbot
DD Balch
DD Selfridge
DD Wilson
DD Stack

SS I-27 launches 6 torpedoes at CVE Prince William
I-27 diving deep ....
DD Balch fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Selfridge fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Wilson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Stack attacking submerged sub ....
DD Balch fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stack attacking submerged sub ....
DD Stack is out of ASW ammo
DD Stack is out of ASW ammo
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stack attacking submerged sub ....
DD Stack is out of ASW ammo
DD Stack is out of ASW ammo
DD Stack is out of ASW ammo
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Stack fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Pre-Invasion action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

72 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Capetown
CL Caradoc
CL Durban
DD Bancroft
AMC Prince Robert
AMC Hector
DD Caldwell

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

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

CL Capetown firing at Guards Mixed Brigade
CL Caradoc firing at Guards Mixed Brigade
CL Durban firing at Guards Mixed Brigade
DD Bancroft firing at Guards Mixed Brigade
AMC Prince Robert firing at Guards Mixed Brigade
DD Bancroft fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Koepang (68,116)

TF 140 troops unloading over beach at Koepang, 68,116

Allied ground losses:
183 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 25 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
Vehicles lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)

13 troops of a USMC 42 Rifle Squad lost overboard during unload of 1st Marine Div /2
15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 1st Marine Div /5
M3 Stuart Light Tank lost from landing craft during unload of 762nd Tank Bn
0.5in AAMG Sect (2) lost in surf during unload of 145th FA Bn /2


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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6343 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 239

Defending force 9584 troops, 147 guns, 290 vehicles, Assault Value = 557

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

Assaulting units:
Guards Mixed Brigade
44th Naval Guard Unit
24th Special Base Force
85th JAAF AF Bn
21st Port Unit
5th Air Div /5

Defending units:
762nd Tank Bn /1
1st Marine Div /7
7th Cav Recce Rgt /1
3rd USMC Tank Bn /1
1/532nd Boat&Shore Engr Bn /2
145th Field Artillery Battalion
2/532nd Boat&Shore Engr Bn /1

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RE: Jan1.43: CVE Prince William sank - 8/23/2020 3:01:05 PM   
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a bit more on the invasion of Koepang

since I am lacking real carriers, I decided to make it up with lots of AA guns; I expect LBAs and carrier strikes next turn

my only counter would be distant LRCAP, and guns, lots of AA guns






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Were those dive-bombers flying daytime ASW?

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no
because they were entering a carrier battle risk zone;

my "danger" setting is naval attack at dive bomber altitude (~10K) with 10% naval search

FPs were at ASW 1,000 feet

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Jan2.43: unescorted Japanese strikes over Koepang - 8/23/2020 11:21:02 PM   
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Jan2.43
Things worked much better than expected
- enemy carries didn't show up
- instead, he sent LBAs, however, due to luck and poor coordination, most strikes arrived unescorted, and were slaughtered by my LRCAP; we are talking dozens of bombers shot down
- this meant that only one Allied DD got hit, and it should survive
- it also meant that the precious APs carrying 1st Marine, are now empty and going home. Other than submarine threat, they are now safe... this is very important as I don't have yet proper amphibious assets

other news:
- a small Japanese xAK TF went to close to Manado, at least 3 or 4 ships will sink
- SS I-20 was forced to surface and sunk
- He tried to bomb Chungking and found the entire Chinese AF on CAP




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 02, 43
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ASW attack near Koepang at 68,117

Japanese Ships
SS I-20, hits 4

Allied Ships
DD Reid

SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Reid
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid attacking submerged sub ....
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
CL Capetown
CL Caradoc
CL Durban
DD Caldwell
AMC Hector
AMC Prince Robert
KV Jasmine
KV Vancouver

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

CL Capetown firing at Guards Mixed Brigade
DD Caldwell firing at Guards Mixed Brigade
AMC Hector firing at Guards Mixed Brigade
DD Caldwell fired at enemy troops
AMC Hector fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Submarine attack near Koepang at 68,117

Japanese Ships
SS I-20, hits 12, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Reid, Shell hits 1
DD Perkins, Shell hits 3, on fire

SS I-20 is sighted by escort
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-20 eludes ASW attack from DD Reid
DD Reid is out of ASW ammo
DD Reid is out of ASW ammo
SS I-20 forced to surface!
DD Perkins firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Perkins firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Perkins firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Perkins firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Reid firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Perkins firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Reid firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Perkins firing on surfaced sub ....
DD Reid firing on surfaced sub ....
Sub slips beneath the waves

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Night Air attack on Manado , at 75,99

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 15

Allied aircraft
P-70 Havoc x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 2000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
18th FG/6th FS with P-70 Havoc (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 4000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Sub attack near Taihoku at 87,62

Japanese Ships
xAKL Kyuei Maru, Shell hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Gunnel

SS Gunnel attacking xAKL Kyuei Maru on the surface


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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AMC Hector
KV Jasmine
KV Vancouver

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

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


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Pre-Invasion action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

81 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD King
APD Little
APD Chew
APD Fox

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

APD King fired at enemy troops
APD Little fired at enemy troops
APD Chew fired at enemy troops
APD Fox fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Koepang (68,116)

TF 233 troops unloading over beach at Koepang, 68,116

12 troops of a USN Base Eng Sq accidentally lost during unload of 2nd Base Maint Engr Bn


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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AMC Hector
KV Jasmine
KV Vancouver

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

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


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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

37 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD King
APD Little
APD Chew
APD Fox

APD King fired at enemy troops
APD Little fired at enemy troops
APD Chew fired at enemy troops
APD Fox fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 16
P-40K Warhawk x 21
F4F-4 Wildcat x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VRF-1F with F4F-4 Wildcat (19 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
19 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
12th FS with P-40K Warhawk (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (9 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead
15th FG/46th FS with P-40K Warhawk (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 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 Koepang at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 9

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 16
P-40K Warhawk x 18
F4F-4 Wildcat x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Maryland
BB Nevada
BB Resolution

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 4000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VRF-1F with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 19 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
12th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
15th FG/46th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 114 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 32
D3A2 Val x 3
D4Y1 Judy x 9

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 11
P-40K Warhawk x 11
F4F-4 Wildcat x 19

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 14 destroyed, 7 damaged
D3A1 Val: 4 destroyed by flak
D3A2 Val: 1 destroyed
D4Y1 Judy: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL Hobart
CLAA Van Heemskerck
DD Dewey, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Van Galen
CL Mauritius

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VRF-1F with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 19 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
12th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 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 to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
15th FG/46th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A2 Val x 7

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 4
P-40K Warhawk x 3
F4F-4 Wildcat x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A2 Val: 5 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VRF-1F with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
12th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 115 minutes
35th FG/41st FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 5000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 87 minutes
15th FG/46th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Woodlark Island , at 104,133

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 13

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 5 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-49-Ia Helen bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-6 with F4F-4 Wildcat (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on 14th Chinese Corps, at 76,45 (Chungking)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 15

Allied aircraft
I-16-III x 10
I-15-III x 12
H81-A3 x 12
P-43A-1 Lancer x 36
P-66 Vanguard x 46

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

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
3rd FG/7th FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
3rd FG/8th FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
5th FG/17th FS CAF with I-15-III (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
4th FG/21st FS CAF with I-16-III (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 1000 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
4th FG/24th FS CAF with P-43A-1 Lancer (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
5th FG/29th FS CAF with P-43A-1 Lancer (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
3rd FG/32nd FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
11th FG/41st FS CAF with P-43A-1 Lancer (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
11th FG/43rd FS CAF with P-66 Vanguard (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
11th FG/44th FS CAF with H81-A3 (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Donggala at 68,97

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
TBF-1 Avenger x 17

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Shofuku Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Macassar Maru, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Ueizuru Maru, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAK Kosei Maru #4, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Nittai Maru

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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Shofuku Maru

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Merauke at 89,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
15th FG/45th FS with P-39D Airacobra (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead



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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

35 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AMC Hector
KV Jasmine
KV Vancouver

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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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
APD King
APD Little
APD Chew
APD Fox

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

APD King fired at enemy troops
APD Little fired at enemy troops
APD Chew fired at enemy troops
APD Fox fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6308 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 241

Defending force 19426 troops, 291 guns, 414 vehicles, Assault Value = 603

Assaulting units:
Guards Mixed Brigade
44th Naval Guard Unit
21st Port Unit
85th JAAF AF Bn
24th Special Base Force
5th Air Div /5

Defending units:
1st Marine Division
762nd Tank Battalion
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
7th Cav Recce Regiment
2/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
33rd Port Maint Engr Bn /2
145th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Base Maint Engr Bn /1
1/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
Fifth USAAF
76th Cst AA Rgt /3



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Jan3.43: dodging Dutch - 8/24/2020 3:56:19 PM   
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January 3.43

For this turn I set a secondary invasion at Roti, the idea was to grab that base, so that I have a small port near Koepang, as I doubt Koepang will be captured quickly
a secondary objective was to give Japan more targets and to disperse enemy strikes between multiple TFs.
There was a third invasion: Kendari, and this one will start next turn, I set SCTFs to scout before landings. these also drew fire, with LBAs intercepted by LRCAP from Tockambesi-eilanden

Things worked, enemy didn't bother Koepang invasion, instead it went all in against the secondary invasion at Roti and the brave Dutch TFs (Doorman, he is still alive!); most ttacks either dodge or shot down enemy, only hit was on CL Tromp, but ship is not at risk.

For next turn, I will move the vulnerable TFs to Dili while the warship redeploy to support Kendari. If I can grab Kendari, then the Celebes will be mine




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 03, 43
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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

38 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Procyon
DD Foxhound

Allied ground losses:
7 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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ASW attack near Roti at 67,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-174

Allied Ships
xAP Mount McKinley
AM Rail

SS I-174 is sighted by escort
AM Rail fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Rail fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Rail fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Air attack on Manado , at 75,99

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-IIa Helen x 6

Allied aircraft
P-70 Havoc x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 1000 feet *
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
18th FG/6th FS with P-70 Havoc (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 4000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 6000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes

Some CAP have air radar


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Amphibious Assault at Roti (67,116)

TF 121 troops unloading over beach at Roti, 67,116

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

11 troops of a Aus Inf Sect 42 lost in surf during unload of 22nd Australian Bde /2


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Invasion Support action off Koepang (68,116)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

45 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Allied Ships
AK Procyon
DD Foxhound

Allied ground losses:
13 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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Sub attack near Amami Oshima at 97,61

Japanese Ships
TK San Pedro Maru, Torpedo hits 1
PB Fuji Maru #3

Allied Ships
SS Grampus

SS Grampus launches 2 torpedoes at TK San Pedro Maru
Grampus diving deep ....
PB Fuji Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Fuji Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Fuji Maru #3 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Fuji Maru #3 is out of ASW ammo
PB Fuji Maru #3 is out of ASW ammo
PB Fuji Maru #3 is out of ASW ammo
PB Fuji Maru #3 is out of ASW ammo
PB Fuji Maru #3 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on Merauke , at 89,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 22

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
15th FG/45th FS with P-39D Airacobra (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead



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

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 8

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 11
F4F-3 Wildcat x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-3 Wildcat (21 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
21 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 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 Kendari at 70,106

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 8

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 11
F4F-3 Wildcat x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
21 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 1000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (11 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4270.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 67,116

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 6

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 destroyed, 1 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CM Salem

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

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 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 Kolaka , at 68,105

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 25000 feet



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 67,116

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 5

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 4 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
DD Van Nes
CL Tromp

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

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Merauke at 89,124

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
15th FG/45th FS with P-39D Airacobra (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 5000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Woodlark Island , at 104,133

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-49-Ia Helen x 7

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-6 with F4F-4 Wildcat (10 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead


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Morning Air attack on Woodlark Island , at 104,133

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 3

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-6 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Guards Mixed Brigade, at 68,116 (Koepang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 3
Hudson I x 7
Hudson III (LR) x 9
Hudson III (LR) x 11
B-24D Liberator x 4
B-25C Mitchell x 6

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 2 damaged
Hudson III (LR): 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
7 x Hudson I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
4 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 21st Port Unit ...
Also attacking 44th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Guards Mixed Brigade ...


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Morning Air attack on 44th Naval Guard Unit, at 68,116 (Koepang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
Beaufort VIII x 5
Hudson I x 9
Wirraway x 3
B-25C Mitchell x 3
P-39D Airacobra x 25

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 1 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Beaufort VIII bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x Wirraway bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb
9 x Hudson I bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 24th Special Base Force ...
Also attacking Guards Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 24th Special Base Force ...
Also attacking 44th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking 24th Special Base Force ...


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Morning Air attack on 44th Naval Guard Unit, at 68,116 (Koepang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 6
P-40K Warhawk x 21

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x Wirraway bombing from 5000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Guards Mixed Brigade, at 68,116 (Koepang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 19
P-39D Airacobra x 25
P-40K Warhawk x 24

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

Also attacking 44th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Guards Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th Naval Guard Unit ...
Also attacking Guards Mixed Brigade ...
Also attacking 44th Naval Guard Unit ...


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Morning Air attack on Guards Mixed Brigade, at 68,116 (Koepang)

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12
P-40K Warhawk x 45

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 5000 feet *
Ground Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Roti at 67,116

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 52 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 41
B5N2 Kate x 41

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 6 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CLAA Van Heemskerck
CL Tromp, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Java
CL De Ruyter
DD Van Nes

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
5 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 1000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Woodlark Island , at 104,133

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 27

Allied aircraft
F4F-4 Wildcat x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x Ki-44-IIa Tojo sweeping at 25000 feet *

CAP engaged:
VF-6 with F4F-4 Wildcat (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 to 8000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Roti at 67,116

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 3

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL Tromp

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

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 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 TF, near Kendari at 70,106

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 10
F4F-3 Wildcat x 20

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

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CL Honolulu

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

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 20 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 3

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 7
F4F-3 Wildcat x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 15 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Tawi Tawi at 71,92

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 17

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 destroyed, 10 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Toyokawa Maru, Bomb hits 3
xAK Nittai Maru, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead

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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 6348 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 242

Defending force 20523 troops, 315 guns, 441 vehicles, Assault Value = 609

Japanese ground losses:
43 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
Guards Mixed Brigade
44th Naval Guard Unit
85th JAAF AF Bn
24th Special Base Force
21st Port Unit
5th Air Div /5

Defending units:
1st Marine Division
762nd Tank Battalion
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
7th Cav Recce Regiment
Fifth USAAF
2/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
145th Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Port Maint Engineer Battalion
1/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
76th Coast AA Regiment
2nd Base Maint Engineer Battalion

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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16047 troops, 227 guns, 379 vehicles, Assault Value = 609

Defending force 9570 troops, 57 guns, 8 vehicles, Assault Value = 238

Allied adjusted assault: 216

Japanese adjusted defense: 577

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 3)

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

Japanese ground losses:
555 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 98 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Guns lost 17 (2 destroyed, 15 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
128 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 37 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Assaulting units:
1st Marine Division
762nd Tank Battalion
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
7th Cav Recce Regiment
145th Field Artillery Battalion
1/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
76th Coast AA Regiment
33rd Port Maint Engineer Battalion
Fifth USAAF
2/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
2nd Base Maint Engineer Battalion

Defending units:
Guards Mixed Brigade
44th Naval Guard Unit
24th Special Base Force
21st Port Unit
85th JAAF AF Bn
5th Air Div /5


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Nicely done, and well thought out.


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Lowpe

Nicely done, and well thought out.



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