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Jan7.43: Koepang captured - 8/28/2020 8:41:09 PM   
Jorge_Stanbury


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January 7.42
The enemy carriers arrived, and they finally hit their targets; the victims were 3rd wave of supporting troops; xAKs and xAPs
plus the escort TFs

In terms of losses:
- some irrelevant xAKs, xAPs and small escorts
- BB Maryland's war is over; it will finish repairs by the time the atom bombs hit Hiroshima

The good news:
these additional support troops help the relatively quick capture of Koepang; at the 3rd attempt and without reducing forts

other news:
- I deployed mines in Koepang, but the only effect was to almost sink DD Norman
- better luck at Ternate, an enemy sub hit a mine
- also better luck with escorts; I-10 seriously damaged

Overall, I am very happy with Koepang's capture and with Kendari's assured capture in the near future; both will become important allied air bases.
Not so happy about the losses, CVE Prince William is an important loss, Maryland not so much

What else? I notice he is reinforcing Balikpapan and Makassar with troops and nasty AAs. I will deal with them in due time, I might end bypassing Balikpapan, with naval bombers on each end of the strait so that he can no longer use the oil.. we will see





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TF 130 encounters mine field at Ternate (78,102)

Japanese Ships
SS I-170, Mine hits 1, heavy damage

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

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 115 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 49 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 41
B5N2 Kate x 35
D3A2 Val x 8
D4Y1 Judy x 8

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 4
P-40K Warhawk x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 18 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 2 destroyed by flak
D3A2 Val: 2 damaged
D3A2 Val: 1 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 1 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Revenge, Bomb hits 1
CA Hawkins
xAK Colac, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Steel Ranger, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
BB Resolution
DD Electra
BB Nevada
DD Stronghold

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 5000 feet
8 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
5 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 5000 feet
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 12000 feet
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x D3A2 Val releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
2 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet
1 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 12000 feet
4 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 12000 feet
4 x D3A2 Val releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
12th 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 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Colac

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

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 47 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 37
B5N2 Kate x 41
D4Y1 Judy x 15

Allied aircraft
P-39D Airacobra x 2
P-40K Warhawk x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 3 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 19 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 5 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
BB Resolution, Bomb hits 2
CA Frobisher
BB Maryland, heavy damage
AM Kalgoorlie, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Nevada, Torpedo hits 1
DD Thracian
xAP Empire Star, Bomb hits 2
AVP Valk, Bomb hits 3, and is sunk
xAP Sin Kheng Seng, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 4 (3 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 5000 feet
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 12000 feet
11 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 11000 feet
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
7 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 12000 feet
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
8 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 12000 feet
10 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x A6M5 Zero sweeping at 5000 feet
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
49th FG/7th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
12th FS with P-40K Warhawk (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 5000.
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AM Kalgoorlie
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AVP Valk
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Sin Kheng Seng

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ASW attack near Koepang at 68,116

Japanese Ships
SS I-10, hits 9, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Encounter

SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Encounter
DD Encounter attacking submerged sub ....
DD Encounter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Encounter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Encounter fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Encounter fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 5260 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 105

Defending force 22154 troops, 321 guns, 519 vehicles, Assault Value = 586

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

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

Defending units:
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
762nd Tank Battalion
7th Cav Recce Regiment
2nd Base Maint Engineer Battalion
76th Coast AA Regiment
Fifth USAAF
2/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
33rd Port Maint Engineer Battalion
145th Field Artillery Battalion
1/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
91st Const Rgt /1


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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 17143 troops, 233 guns, 380 vehicles, Assault Value = 586

Defending force 8069 troops, 57 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 102

Allied adjusted assault: 359

Japanese adjusted defense: 49

Allied assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 3)

Allied forces CAPTURE Koepang !!!

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 5 destroyed
E13A1 Jake: 2 destroyed

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

Japanese ground losses:
1992 casualties reported
Squads: 40 destroyed, 43 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 25 disabled
Engineers: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 31 (18 destroyed, 13 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

Assaulting units:
762nd Tank Battalion
1st Marine Division
3rd USMC Tank Battalion
7th Cav Recce Regiment
Fifth USAAF
145th Field Artillery Battalion
33rd Port Maint Engineer Battalion
2/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
2nd Base Maint Engineer Battalion
1/532nd Boat&Shore Engineer Battalion
76th Coast AA Regiment
91st Const Rgt /1

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




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Jan14.43: Slow turns - 9/4/2020 10:41:01 PM   
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Not a lot to report, still consolidating at the DEI and Kendari will soon fall

Things will remain "slow" until sometime in early March 43

Question on Celebes... once I capture Kendari, would it make sense to just walk to the other side? road to Kolaka, then a jungle hex, then road all the way to Makassar.. how long would that take? but then no need to risk my transports



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Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 23381 troops, 445 guns, 422 vehicles, Assault Value = 730

Defending force 14126 troops, 100 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 358

Allied adjusted assault: 292

Japanese adjusted defense: 219

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

Allied Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1510 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 107 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 80 disabled
Guns lost 19 (2 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1168 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 73 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 30 (2 destroyed, 28 disabled)

Assaulting units:
25th Australian Brigade
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
22nd Marine Regiment
17th Australian Brigade
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
23rd Australian Brigade
4th Australian Brigade
ComAirCenPac
318th Base Group /3
134th Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
131st Field Artillery Battalion
223rd FA Bn /1

Defending units:
2nd Engineer Regiment
302nd Ind.Infantry Battalion
Ichiki Det.
Miura Det
56th Infantry Regiment
II./4th Infantry Battalion
36th Infantry Rgt /1
23rd Port Unit
10th Special Base Force

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RE: Jan14.43: Slow turns - 9/4/2020 11:23:38 PM   
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Landing craft at Kolaka, move two hexes, unload, and disband. If you have AAA to move, that would give some protection in port, air support if there is an airfield there so you can have a CAP up top.

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RE: Jan14.43: Slow turns - 9/5/2020 12:03:37 AM   
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great idea!
once I get the base, which should be soon, I will flood it with supplies, then build airfield at Kolaka to at least level 1, then use the landing craft to move to Watampone,

and then Makassar will fall, with its 30K enemy soldiers dead or captured!

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Plus a decent sized airbase.

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Jan15.43: Dutch expendables sank a supply convoy at Mak... - 9/5/2020 11:49:26 AM   
Jorge_Stanbury


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January 15.43
Karel Doorman's expendables, eager for another fight, went to investigate that mysterious TF moving on direction to Makassar, you can see it a couple posts above, I thought it was a trap really, as he had recon over the fleets at Kendari and he knew there was SCTFs there

anyway, it was a small supply convoy, and it will become a nice touristic scuba diving attraction for Makassar




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Night Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 65,106, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DMS W-18, Shell hits 7, and is sunk
xAK Amagi Maru, Shell hits 18, and is sunk
xAK Daihachikyo Maru, Shell hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
xAK Daijukyo Maru, Shell hits 18, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Java
CL De Ruyter, Shell hits 1
CLAA Van Heemskerck
DD Arunta
DD Nestor
DD Van Nes
DD Banckert
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Tenedos


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 67% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 16,000 yards...
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
Range closes to 10,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
Japanese ships attempt to get underway
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages DMS W-18 at 10,000 yards
CL Java engages xAK Daijukyo Maru at 10,000 yards
CLAA Van Heemskerck engages DMS W-18 at 10,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages DMS W-18 at 10,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages DMS W-18 at 10,000 yards
DD Nestor engages DMS W-18 at 10,000 yards
DD Arunta engages xAK Daijukyo Maru at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL De Ruyter engages DMS W-18 at 8,000 yards
CL Java engages DMS W-18 at 8,000 yards
CLAA Van Heemskerck engages DMS W-18 at 8,000 yards
DD Nestor engages xAK Amagi Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Tjerk Hiddes engages DMS W-18 at 8,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages xAK Amagi Maru at 8,000 yards
DD Arunta engages xAK Daijukyo Maru at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Java engages DMS W-18 at 6,000 yards
CL Java engages xAK Amagi Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DMS W-18 at 6,000 yards
DD Van Nes engages xAK Amagi Maru at 6,000 yards
Massive explosion on DMS W-18
DD Nestor engages DMS W-18 at 6,000 yards
DD Arunta engages xAK Daihachikyo Maru at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
CL Java engages DMS W-18 at 3,000 yards
DD Banckert engages xAK Daijukyo Maru at 3,000 yards
xAK Daihachikyo Maru sunk by DD Van Nes at 3,000 yards
DD Nestor engages xAK Daijukyo Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DMS W-18 sunk by CL De Ruyter at 2,000 yards
CL Java engages xAK Daijukyo Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Banckert engages xAK Amagi Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Arunta engages xAK Daijukyo Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Banckert engages xAK Daijukyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Banckert engages xAK Amagi Maru at 3,000 yards
CLAA Van Heemskerck engages xAK Daijukyo Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Banckert engages xAK Amagi Maru at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
xAK Daijukyo Maru sunk by CL De Ruyter at 4,000 yards
xAK Daijukyo Maru sunk by CL De Ruyter at 4,000 yards
Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...

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Jan16.43: Kendari captured - 9/6/2020 12:41:06 PM   
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January 16.42
Kendari was captured, and I can now consider the Celebes campaign a victory! as Japan is now only holding Makassar and in a feeble position

It was a long journey! it started in October with an invasion of Watampone and Kolaka, and with the worst Allied defeat of the war. In that sad October day, I lost carriers Wasp and Illustrious, while Hermes, Lexington and several CVEs left heavily damaged... I basically lost my entire carrier force in one lucky Japanese attack

That defeat changed gears on the war; I was planning, originally, to bypass places like Kendari, Saumlaki, Dili or Koepang, and instead aim for Tarakan, Balikpapan and Java. Obviously with carrier superiority lost, I had to change the strategy to one of survival (for the troops that landed in Watampone and Kolaka) and consolidation; baby steps to gain airbases to grab a hold on the Celebes. In the meantime, fleets of submarines maintained the supply flowing to the stranded troops, in a race against daily Japanese bombing destroying supply

So in these 3 months (from October 13 to January 16) I am happy to say I captured and built airbases in the following bases:
Taberfane, Dobo, Moa, Babar, Damar, Saumlaki, Koepang, Roti, Lautem, Dili, Tockambesi-eilanden, Namlea, Kendari
I also captured, but subsequently lost Endeh and Waingapoe



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Night Naval bombardment of Kendari at 70,106

Allied Ships
CL De Ruyter
CL Java
CLAA Van Heemskerck
DD Tenedos
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Banckert
DD Van Nes
DD Nestor
DD Arunta

Japanese ground losses:
129 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 44
Port hits 2

CL De Ruyter firing at Kendari
OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for CL Java
CL Java firing at Kendari
CLAA Van Heemskerck firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
DD Tenedos firing at Kendari
DD Tjerk Hiddes firing at Kendari
DD Banckert firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
DD Van Nes firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
DD Nestor firing at Ichiki Det.
DD Arunta firing at Kendari


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Night Naval bombardment of Kendari at 70,106

Allied Ships
CL Capetown
CL Caradoc
CL Ceres
CL Durban
DD Case
DD Frazier
DD Bailey
DD Barton
DD Lardner
DD Lansdowne
DD Duncan
DD Buchanan

Japanese ground losses:
309 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 8 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Airbase hits 20
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 42
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 1

CL Capetown firing at Kendari
CL Caradoc firing at Kendari
CL Ceres firing at Kendari
CL Durban firing at Kendari
DD Case firing at Kendari
DD Frazier firing at Kendari
DD Bailey firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
DD Barton firing at Kendari
DD Lardner firing at Kendari
DD Lansdowne firing at Kendari
DD Duncan firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
DD Buchanan firing at 56th Infantry Regiment


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Ground combat at Kendari (70,106)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22292 troops, 445 guns, 427 vehicles, Assault Value = 565

Defending force 10734 troops, 78 guns, 3 vehicles, Assault Value = 111

Allied adjusted assault: 272

Japanese adjusted defense: 43

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

Allied forces CAPTURE Kendari !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
4752 casualties reported
Squads: 129 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 129 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 68 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 29 (29 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 9

Allied ground losses:
242 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Defeated Japanese Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
147th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
2nd USMC Tank Battalion
25th Australian Brigade
22nd Marine Regiment
17th Australian Brigade
23rd Australian Brigade
4th Australian Brigade
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
148th Field Artillery Battalion
131st Field Artillery Battalion
318th Base Group
134th Field Artillery Battalion
97th Field Artillery Battalion
ComAirCenPac

Defending units:
302nd Ind.Infantry Battalion
56th Infantry Regiment
Ichiki Det.
II./4th Infantry Battalion
36th Infantry Rgt /1
23rd Port Unit
2nd Engineer Regiment
Miura Det
10th Special Base Force

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RE: Jan16.43: Kendari captured - 9/6/2020 5:56:51 PM   
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Well done! A great example of resetting your goals in the face of unexpected losses, and keeping your spirits up after the blow. It would have been a shame if you quit at that point.
Do you have a sense on relative air losses on both sides since the carrier battle? The Japanese must have lost a lot of torpedo bombers?

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RE: Jan16.43: Kendari captured - 9/6/2020 7:46:42 PM   
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Lots of losses, but Japan can build as many as he want
obviously to the constrains of the Japanese economy, but even if he overheated the economy, the effects won't be felt until 1944

I am working under the assumption that he will always have full squadrons on his carriers, and at this moment that means A6M5 + Judy + Jill... while I am still with mid-42 models; not to mention I only have one operative "fast" carrier; Hermes. with Lexington on long term repair and fleets of vulnerable CVEs not up to offensive tasks




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RE: Jan16.43: Kendari captured - 9/6/2020 8:55:41 PM   
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That extra 2570 aircraft he has lost will hurt in the long run. He must already have issues with pilot experience and skill in some areas. He can put together some elite squadrons, but will have rookies in other places. Happy hunting!




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Jan21.43: Japan intercepts a fast convoy, Dauntless sla... - 9/10/2020 2:35:26 AM   
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January 21.43

not a fun turn

CA Hawkins ate a torpedo, it is pretty much out of the war, as by the time it is repaired, it will move to Europe

Japan intercepts a fast supply convoy (APDs and banana boats), sinking 3 APDs, then bombards Watampone.. not a lot of damage, though

Then worst news; 2 Dauntless squadrons get massacred by CAP, 34 planes destroyed; this was my fault, as I had the escorts doing LRCAP

Very angry... and I make aggressive decisions when I am angry, so I decided to redirect some convoys that I had moving to Kendari; instead they will disembark at Watampone, I don't care how many die, but I will go for Makassar earlier
I will try to intercept the Japanese SCTF, but I doubt I will catch it



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Sub attack near Lautem at 73,113

Japanese Ships
SS I-24, hits 3

Allied Ships
CA Hawkins, Torpedo hits 1
CA Frobisher
CA Dorsetshire
DD Nepal
DD Arunta
DD Thracian
DD Napier
DD Nestor

SS I-24 launches 6 torpedoes at CA Hawkins
I-24 diving deep ....
DD Thracian fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Napier attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nestor attacking submerged sub ....
DD Thracian attacking submerged sub ....
DD Napier attacking submerged sub ....
DD Nestor fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Thracian fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Napier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nestor fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Thracian fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Napier fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Napier attacking submerged sub ....
DD Napier is out of ASW ammo
DD Napier is out of ASW ammo
DD Napier is out of ASW ammo
DD Napier attacking submerged sub ....
DD Napier is out of ASW ammo
DD Napier is out of ASW ammo
DD Napier is out of ASW ammo
DD Napier fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Watampone at 67,106, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi, Shell hits 1
CL Agano
CL Yura
DD Kazegumo
DD Naganami
DD Yamagumo
DD Kamikaze
DD Asanagi
DD Minekaze
DD Sawakaze
DD Asagao
DD Fuyo
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
APD Edsall, Shell hits 2, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
APD Fox, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
APD Whipple
APD Peary
APD Chew, Shell hits 2
APD Schley, Shell hits 6, and is sunk
xAKL Teapa, Shell hits 1
xAKL Matagalpa
xAKL Masayas

Improved night sighting under 100% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 100% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
Range closes to 21,000 yards...
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
Range closes to 17,000 yards...
Range closes to 15,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 15,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 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
CL Yura engages APD Schley at 11,000 yards
CL Yura engages APD Schley at 11,000 yards
CL Agano engages APD Schley at 11,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages APD Schley at 11,000 yards
CL Agano engages APD Fox at 11,000 yards
CL Yura engages APD Edsall at 11,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages APD Fox at 11,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages xAKL Matagalpa at 11,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages APD Schley at 11,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages xAKL Matagalpa at 11,000 yards
DD Naganami engages APD Schley at 11,000 yards
DD Kazegumo engages APD Edsall at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages APD Edsall at 9,000 yards
CL Yura engages APD Edsall at 9,000 yards
CL Agano engages APD Schley at 9,000 yards
CL Agano engages APD Whipple at 9,000 yards
CL Yura engages APD Fox at 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages APD Edsall at 9,000 yards
DD Minekaze engages APD Edsall at 9,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages APD Fox at 9,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages APD Schley at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards
CA Nachi engages APD Schley at 7,000 yards
CL Yura engages APD Chew at 7,000 yards
CL Agano engages APD Whipple at 7,000 yards
CA Nachi engages APD Whipple at 7,000 yards
CA Nachi engages APD Fox at 7,000 yards
DD Asagao engages APD Edsall at 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages xAKL Teapa at 7,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages APD Chew at 7,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages APD Chew at 7,000 yards
APD Fox sunk by DD Naganami at 7,000 yards
DD Kazegumo engages APD Edsall at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
APD Schley sunk by CA Nachi at 5,000 yards
CA Nachi engages APD Chew at 5,000 yards
CA Nachi engages APD Peary at 5,000 yards
APD Edsall sunk by CA Nachi at 5,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages xAKL Matagalpa at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CA Nachi engages APD Chew at 7,000 yards
CL Yura engages APD Chew at 7,000 yards
CL Agano engages APD Chew at 7,000 yards
DD Asagao engages xAKL Masayas at 7,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages xAKL Teapa at 7,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages APD Peary at 7,000 yards
DD Minekaze engages APD Chew at 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages APD Peary at 7,000 yards
DD Naganami engages APD Chew at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Nachi engages APD Chew at 12,000 yards
CL Yura engages APD Chew at 12,000 yards
CL Agano engages APD Chew at 12,000 yards
Allied Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...


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Night Naval bombardment of Watampone at 66,105

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 4 damaged
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed on ground
F4F-4 Wildcat: 4 damaged
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
CL Yura
CL Agano
DD Yanagi
DD Fuyo
DD Asagao
DD Sawakaze
DD Minekaze
DD Asanagi
DD Kamikaze
DD Yamagumo
DD Naganami
DD Kazegumo

Allied ground losses:
194 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 16
Port hits 8
Port supply hits 2

CA Nachi firing at 37th Infantry Division
CL Yura firing at 37th Infantry Division
CL Agano firing at 37th Infantry Division
DD Yanagi firing at 37th Infantry Division
DD Fuyo firing at Watampone
DD Asagao firing at 37th Infantry Division
DD Sawakaze firing at 37th Infantry Division
DD Minekaze firing at Watampone
DD Asanagi firing at 37th Infantry Division
DD Kamikaze firing at 205th Field Artillery Battalion
DD Yamagumo firing at Watampone
DD Naganami firing at 37th Infantry Division
DD Kazegumo firing at 37th Infantry Division

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 67,106

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
A6M5 Zero x 11
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 16
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 19

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 5 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
Raid is overhead
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead
Kaga-1 with A6M5 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
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (16 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 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 Watampone at 67,106

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
A6M5 Zero x 6
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 16
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 135 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
64th Sentai Det with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M5 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 176 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 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 81 minutes



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Jan22.43: naval battles at Watampone - 9/10/2020 12:21:19 PM   
Jorge_Stanbury


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January 22.43
I was surprised to see my cruiser TFs intercepting the enemy bombardment fleet, but it happened
I had 2 battles, one at night, one at day, both were of little consequence, I only sank one small DD, the Asagao and CL Agano left the battle under heavy fires, heavy damage, although I bet it survived
For the Allies, I ended with a lot more ships damaged, as there were additional hits due to a minefield at Watampone followed by a carrier strike that put some bombs on TFs

On the air, things got really hot. As he knew I had several squadrons at Watampone, he launched wave after wave of sweepers over the base, this degraded the CAP to the point that the carrier strike had not too much of a problem to go through
It also meant that there was no CAP available for supporting an amphibious TF, which was hit.. only worry was that a precious AP was hit




AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jan 22, 43
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Watampone at 67,106, Range 7,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi, Shell hits 1
CL Agano, Shell hits 1, on fire
CL Yura
DD Kazegumo
DD Naganami
DD Yamagumo
DD Kamikaze, Shell hits 1
DD Asanagi
DD Minekaze
DD Sawakaze, Shell hits 1
DD Asagao
DD Fuyo
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
CL Java
CL Tromp
CL Durban, Shell hits 5, heavy fires
CL Ceres
CL Caradoc, Shell hits 1
CL Capetown, Shell hits 1
DD Evertsen
DD Witte de With, Shell hits 7, on fire
DD Van Nes
DD Banckert
DD Van Ghent, Shell hits 1
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Van Galen
DD Scout
DD Stronghold

Improved night sighting under 96% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 96% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 13,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 13,000 yards
Range closes to 7,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 7,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
Doorman, Karel WFM crosses the 'T'
CA Nachi engages CL Capetown at 7,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Capetown at 7,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Capetown at 7,000 yards
CL Durban engages CL Yura at 7,000 yards
CL Durban engages DD Fuyo at 7,000 yards
CL Java engages DD Asagao at 7,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages CL Capetown at 7,000 yards
CL Java engages DD Kamikaze at 7,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages DD Fuyo at 7,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Banckert at 7,000 yards
DD Kazegumo engages DD Van Ghent at 7,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Witte de With at 7,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Capetown at 2,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Java at 2,000 yards
CL Java engages CL Agano at 2,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Durban at 2,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Tromp at 2,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Banckert at 2,000 yards
DD Kazegumo engages DD Stronghold at 2,000 yards
DD Minekaze engages DD Witte de With at 2,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 2,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages DD Yamagumo at 2,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages DD Banckert at 2,000 yards
DD Kazegumo engages DD Witte de With at 2,000 yards
DD Kazegumo engages DD Witte de With at 2,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Evertsen at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Durban at 3,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Caradoc at 3,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Ceres at 3,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages DD Stronghold at 3,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CL Yura at 3,000 yards
CL Java engages CA Nachi at 3,000 yards
DD Stronghold engages DD Kamikaze at 3,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Scout at 3,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Witte de With at 3,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages DD Yanagi at 3,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Yamagumo at 3,000 yards
DD Yanagi engages DD Witte de With at 3,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages DD Yamagumo at 3,000 yards
Asakura, Bunji orders Japanese TF to disengage
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Java at 8,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Durban at 8,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CL Yura at 8,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Durban at 8,000 yards
CL Tromp engages CA Nachi at 8,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Witte de With at 8,000 yards
DD Van Ghent engages DD Sawakaze at 8,000 yards
DD Minekaze engages DD Scout at 8,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Van Galen at 8,000 yards
DD Witte de With engages DD Kamikaze at 8,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Van Ghent at 8,000 yards
DD Banckert engages DD Naganami at 8,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Van Nes at 8,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages DD Witte de With at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Capetown at 12,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Ceres at 12,000 yards
CL Durban engages CL Agano at 12,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Java at 12,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages DD Scout at 12,000 yards
DD Van Galen engages DD Minekaze at 12,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Van Ghent at 12,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Tjerk Hiddes at 12,000 yards
DD Minekaze engages DD Banckert at 12,000 yards
DD Kazegumo engages DD Banckert at 12,000 yards
DD Evertsen engages DD Asagao at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Sub attack near Salajar at 66,107

Japanese Ships
SS I-166, hits 6

Allied Ships
DD Barton
CL Phoenix
CL Birmingham
DD Duncan
DD Grayson
DD Hammann
DD Bailey
DD Farenholt

SS I-166 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Barton
DD Hammann fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Bailey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Barton attacking submerged sub ....
DD Farenholt fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hammann fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Bailey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Barton fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Watampone at 67,106

Japanese Ships
SS I-5

Allied Ships
DD Nepal
CA Frobisher
CA Dorsetshire
DD Nestor

SS I-5 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Nepal
I-5 diving deep ....
DD Nestor fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Nepal fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nepal fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nepal fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nepal fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Nepal fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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TF 81 encounters mine field at Watampone (66,105)

Allied Ships
DD Stronghold
DD Banckert
CL Capetown, Mine hits 1
DD Van Galen
DD Tjerk Hiddes
DD Witte de With

12 mines cleared


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Makassar at 63,107, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi, Shell hits 12, on fire
CL Agano, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Yura, Shell hits 2
DD Kazegumo
DD Naganami
DD Yamagumo
DD Kamikaze
DD Asanagi, Shell hits 1
DD Minekaze, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Sawakaze
DD Asagao, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
DD Fuyo
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
CL Birmingham, Shell hits 1
CL Helena
CL Honolulu
CL Phoenix
DD Meredith, Shell hits 1, on fire
DD Grayson
DD Duncan
DD Lansdowne
DD Farenholt
DD Barton
DD Bailey
DD Hammann, Shell hits 1

Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
Range closes to 27,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 27,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 27,000 yards
Range closes to 25,000 yards...
Range closes to 23,000 yards...
CL Honolulu engages CA Nachi at 23,000 yards
Range closes to 22,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CA Nachi at 22,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CA Nachi at 22,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Helena at 22,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Sawakaze at 22,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Minekaze at 22,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages DD Kazegumo at 22,000 yards
Range closes to 19,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Honolulu at 19,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CA Nachi at 19,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages CL Agano at 19,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Barton at 19,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages DD Minekaze at 19,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Grayson at 19,000 yards
Range closes to 16,000 yards
CL Phoenix engages CL Agano at 16,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Honolulu at 16,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Helena at 16,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Birmingham at 16,000 yards
DD Asagao engages DD Barton at 16,000 yards
DD Barton engages DD Kazegumo at 16,000 yards
DD Duncan engages DD Asagao at 16,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Grayson at 16,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Asagao at 16,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Birmingham at 14,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Honolulu at 14,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Honolulu at 14,000 yards
CL Birmingham engages CL Yura at 14,000 yards
DD Fuyo engages DD Hammann at 14,000 yards
DD Grayson engages DD Asagao at 14,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Barton at 14,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Farenholt at 14,000 yards
DD Grayson engages DD Asanagi at 14,000 yards
DD Duncan engages DD Asanagi at 14,000 yards
DD Grayson engages DD Asagao at 14,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Hammann at 14,000 yards
Range closes to 11,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Honolulu at 11,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CA Nachi at 11,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Birmingham at 11,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Birmingham at 11,000 yards
DD Lansdowne engages DD Fuyo at 11,000 yards
Magazine explodes on DD Asagao
DD Asagao sunk by DD Hammann at 11,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages DD Lansdowne at 11,000 yards
DD Naganami engages DD Farenholt at 11,000 yards
DD Lansdowne engages DD Asanagi at 11,000 yards
DD Duncan engages DD Yamagumo at 11,000 yards
DD Yamagumo engages DD Grayson at 11,000 yards
DD Farenholt engages DD Naganami at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Birmingham at 9,000 yards
CL Honolulu engages CL Agano at 9,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Phoenix at 9,000 yards
CA Nachi engages CL Birmingham at 9,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Yamagumo at 9,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages DD Hammann at 9,000 yards
DD Asanagi engages DD Farenholt at 9,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Kamikaze at 9,000 yards
DD Hammann engages DD Yamagumo at 9,000 yards
DD Sawakaze engages DD Grayson at 9,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Asanagi at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Phoenix at 12,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Honolulu at 12,000 yards
CL Agano engages CL Helena at 12,000 yards
CL Yura engages CL Birmingham at 12,000 yards
DD Fuyo engages DD Hammann at 12,000 yards
DD Barton engages DD Sawakaze at 12,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Asanagi at 12,000 yards
DD Kamikaze engages DD Barton at 12,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Yamagumo at 12,000 yards
DD Duncan engages DD Naganami at 12,000 yards
DD Meredith engages DD Kazegumo at 12,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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ASW attack near Watampone at 66,105

Japanese Ships
SS I-5, hits 9

Allied Ships
DD Meredith, on fire
CL Phoenix
CL Honolulu
CL Birmingham
DD Lansdowne
DD Duncan
DD Grayson
DD Hammann
DD Bailey
DD Barton
DD Farenholt

SS I-5 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Meredith
DD Hammann fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Bailey fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Barton fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Farenholt attacking submerged sub ....
DD Farenholt fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Farenholt fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Farenholt fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Farenholt fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Farenholt fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Watampone , at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 49 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 54
F4F-4 Wildcat x 51

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 18 on standby, 0 scrambling)
18 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 15 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (4 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 27000.
Raid is overhead
318th FG/333rd FS with P-40K Warhawk (3 airborne, 13 on standby, 0 scrambling)
16 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Watampone , at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 47
F4F-4 Wildcat x 49

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 6 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (2 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
318th FG/333rd FS with P-40K Warhawk (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 12000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Watampone , at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 44
F4F-4 Wildcat x 37

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 25270.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (3 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
318th FG/333rd FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 18090 and 19000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Watampone , at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 27

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 36
F4F-4 Wildcat x 35

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 8 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40K Warhawk: 1 destroyed
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x Ki-43-IIb Oscar sweeping at 25000 feet

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (12 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 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 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
318th FG/333rd FS with P-40K Warhawk (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Tarakan , at 67,91

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
Ki-43-IIa Oscar x 26

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 21

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIa Oscar: 11 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet *

CAP engaged:
201 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 7000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
1st Sentai with Ki-43-IIa Oscar (26 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
26 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
Raid is overhead
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Morning Air attack on Watampone , at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 10

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 28
F4F-4 Wildcat x 30

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
318th FG/333rd FS with P-40K Warhawk (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 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 29580.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 30100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Watampone , at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 27
F4F-4 Wildcat x 26

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

CAP engaged:
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 28270.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
318th FG/333rd FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 60 minutes
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 67,106

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 11
B5N2 Kate x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 8 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Cap St Jacques, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
xAP Indora, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
APD Rathburne
AP President Jackson, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
197 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 5000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
3 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Cap St Jacques


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Watampone at 66,105

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 78 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 28
B5N2 Kate x 19
D3A2 Val x 8
D4Y1 Judy x 8

Allied aircraft
P-40K Warhawk x 23
F4F-4 Wildcat x 23

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 11 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak
D3A2 Val: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
D3A2 Val: 3 destroyed by flak
D4Y1 Judy: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CL Helena, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1
CL Java
CA Frobisher
CL Durban
CL Birmingham
DD Stuart

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 1000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
7 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
3 x D3A2 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D4Y1 Judy releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A2 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-71 with F4F-4 Wildcat (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
8 planes vectored on to bombers
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 30100.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
5 planes vectored on to bombers
51st FG/26th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 25090 and 25180.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers
23rd FG/76th FS with P-40K Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 26090.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
12 planes vectored on to bombers
318th FG/333rd FS with P-40K Warhawk (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
4 planes vectored on to bombers



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Jan23.43: Balikpapan visited - 9/10/2020 4:00:03 PM   
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January 23.43
Last turn he sent wave after wave of fighter sweeps over Watampone, and thinking he might choose to repeat, I decided to unleash Manado bombers for a visit to Balikpapan. In the end he didn't repeat, therefore I found a very alerted base

What surprises me a bit, is how helpless is Japan, even with mass CAP, to stop or seriously damage a massive attack

So in the end:
Balikpapan airfield ended at 43% damage and should be closed in one or two days

my losses were serious but not crippling; moreover, a lot of op losses, which means that for every 4 lost I get a spare aircraft

P-38s = 25
Hudsons = 9
B-25s = 5
B-24s = 5
B-17s = 3
Mitchells II = 3




Other news:
- unloading at Watampone without too many issues; one xAMc sunk, but another one reached the port, and therefore mines are no longer an issue

- I don't know why the enemy carriers didn't launch... maybe weather?



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
A6M5 Zero x 83
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 13
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 64
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 24
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
P-38G Lightning x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 4 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 3 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38G Lightning: 5 destroyed

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 25000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
251 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 28 on standby, 14 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 11 on standby, 6 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 6 scrambling)
14 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 23000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 6 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 2 scrambling)
10 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 13 on standby, 6 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 19 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Spc.Attck.Unit with Ki-45 KAIb Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 46 NM, estimated altitude 28,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
A6M5 Zero x 63
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 11
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 54
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 21
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38F Lightning: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 23630.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
251 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 12 scrambling)
11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 26630 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 24000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 17260 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 31000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
14 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 22630 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Spc.Attck.Unit with Ki-45 KAIb Nick (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 20630.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
A6M5 Zero x 61
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 10
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 48
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 20
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-38E Lightning: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet *

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 23630.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
251 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 24000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
20 plane(s) not yet engaged, 9 being recalled, 7 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 30000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 8 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 23630 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 21630 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 18125 and 28125.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 11 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 22630 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 51 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 23000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
Spc.Attck.Unit with Ki-45 KAIb Nick (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 20630.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes

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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 11
A6M5 Zero x 58
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 10
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 40
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 17
Hudson III (LR) x 20
B-17D Fortress x 15
B-17E Fortress x 52
B-17F Fortress x 22
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D Liberator x 54
B-25C Mitchell x 24

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 10 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 6 damaged
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 11 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 damaged
Ki-45 KAIb Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-Ia Helen: 3 destroyed on ground
Ki-46 KAI Dinah: 2 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Hudson III (LR): 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 2 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 3 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 7 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 37

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
15 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
7 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
16 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 23630.
Raid is overhead
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (30 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
30 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 15000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 19000 and 27000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 28125.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
6 plane(s) intercepting now.
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 17000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (9 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) intercepting now.
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 18000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
Spc.Attck.Unit with Ki-45 KAIb Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 20630.
Raid is overhead
251 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 4 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 25000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 26000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4
A6M5 Zero x 46
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 4
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 26
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 17
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 8
B-24D Liberator x 33

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 3 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 12 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
253 Ku S-1 with A6M2 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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (13 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
13 plane(s) intercepting now.
15 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 26630.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 87 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 22000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 21000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
7 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 25000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 29000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 76 minutes
Spc.Attck.Unit with Ki-45 KAIb Nick (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 11000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
251 Ku S-1 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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 22000 and 28000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 32
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 16
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 13
Ki-45 KAIb Nick x 1

Allied aircraft
Mitchell II x 12
B-17E Fortress x 12

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 damaged
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-49-IIa Helen: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Mitchell II: 1 destroyed
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Mitchell II bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 15 scrambling)
10 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 88 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 71 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
Spc.Attck.Unit with Ki-45 KAIb Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
251 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 27
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 12
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 20
B-17F Fortress x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-46 KAI Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 6 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 12 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
251 Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1
A6M5 Zero x 23
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 11
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 12
B-17E Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 3 destroyed, 7 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 14 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
251 Ku S-1 with A6M2 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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 18
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 3
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 7
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 5 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
16 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 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 Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 14
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 2
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 4 damaged

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
77th Sentai Det B with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (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 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 12
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 6
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
Hiryu-1 with A6M5 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 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Raid is overhead
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
(3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
246th Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (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 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
Hiyo-1/B with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 5
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1
Ki-44-IIa Tojo x 1
Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
5th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 98 minutes
203rd Sentai with Ki-44-IIa Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 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
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 97 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 2
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M5 Zero x 1
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9

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

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
204 Ku S-1 with A6M5 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7

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

No Allied losses

Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-46 KAI Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 8

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 21
P-38G Lightning x 27

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet
18 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet *
4 x P-38G Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet
3 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-IIb Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 5

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet *

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai with Ki-43-IIb Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 25125.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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RE: Jan23.43: Balikpapan visited - 9/10/2020 4:10:34 PM   
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Personally, I like to use the Hudsons for Naval Search and ASW work. They have the range and later radar. But the important thing is to shutdown the airfield. Good job.

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I like the long range of the Hudson; as it can follow the heavies

and I prefer to have them taking a bullet if that means less 4E losses

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Is there something hard-coded into the game that prevents Japan from inflicting the same massacre Allied air would deliver if the tables were turned? I could provide examples or further detail, just wondering aloud.

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I doubt it is hardcoded, no need to

simply a matter of numbers: Allies having a lot more bomber squadron
and durability: with Allied bombers a lot more difficult to shoot



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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cheesesteak

Is there something hard-coded into the game that prevents Japan from inflicting the same massacre Allied air would deliver if the tables were turned? I could provide examples or further detail, just wondering aloud.

Hey, i'd like to know the answer to that too.

Since my bombers keep missing Cheesesteaks planes sitting on the ground.

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I doubt it is hardcoded, no need to

simply a matter of numbers: Allies having a lot more bomber squadron
and durability: with Allied bombers a lot more difficult to shoot




all valid points. The reason I ask - even when playing modded games (and reading AARs), fantasy planes such as the Rita, with superior gun armaments and Allied-level durability suffer badly when running into CAP. I'm well aware that it's dangerous to make generalizations based on anecdotal evidence, hence the curiosity.

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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cheesesteak

Is there something hard-coded into the game that prevents Japan from inflicting the same massacre Allied air would deliver if the tables were turned? I could provide examples or further detail, just wondering aloud.

Hey, i'd like to know the answer to that too.

Since my bombers keep missing Cheesesteaks planes sitting on the ground.


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... and apologies for hijacking your thread. Congrats on the excellent operation!

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January 24.43
For some reason, there was no CAP over Balikpapan this turn, therefore the resulting destruction was hard to watch

- Balikpapan's airfield is now closed, Japanese ground losses were heavy
- Port was also attacked: an AD and two PBs were hit
- Next turn I will start with the oil wells

- different topic, did Agano sink? I can see two FPs destroyed under ground losses



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38F Lightning x 15

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x P-38F Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet *



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 27,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
P-38E Lightning x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x P-38E Lightning sweeping at 25000 feet *

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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 5
Hudson III (LR) x 4
Mitchell II x 7
Hudson III (LR) x 35
B-17E Fortress x 64
B-17F Fortress x 8
LB-30 Liberator x 12
B-24D Liberator x 64
B-25C Mitchell x 63

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 3 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 5 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 4 destroyed on ground
Ki-46 KAI Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 1 damaged
Hudson III (LR): 1 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 10 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 damaged
LB-30 Liberator: 1 damaged
B-24D Liberator: 4 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
PB Choun Maru #18, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
AD Chihaya Maru, Bomb hits 1
PB Chosa Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Airbase hits 22
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 108
Port hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
12 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
11 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
4 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
7 x Mitchell II bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 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-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 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
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 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
11 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
5 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x LB-30 Liberator 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
11 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 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
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
13 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 7
B-17F Fortress x 9
B-24D Liberator x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged
B-17F Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak
B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
AD Chihaya Maru, Bomb hits 1

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-17F Fortress bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
Mitchell II x 10
B-24D Liberator x 9
B-25C Mitchell x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 3

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x Mitchell II bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
10 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11
Hudson III (LR) x 15
B-25C Mitchell x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged
B-25C Mitchell: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 10
Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x Hudson III (LR) bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
14 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Airfield Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb
11 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet *
Port Attack: 3 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Allied aircraft
Hudson III (LR) x 11

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson III (LR): 1 damaged

Port hits 2

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 34 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17D Fortress x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 2 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 6

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17F Fortress: 2 damaged

Runway hits 7

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 9

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 12

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

No Allied losses

Runway hits 3

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

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

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 8

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 2 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 14

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 8

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-IIb Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Runway hits 3

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-17F Fortress x 7

No Japanese losses

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 11

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-25C Mitchell: 1 damaged

Runway hits 2

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



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Morning Air attack on Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 24 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

No Allied losses

Runway hits 5

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 Balikpapan , at 64,97

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-44-IIa Tojo: 1 destroyed on ground
A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3

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


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RE: Jan24.43: the end of Balikpapan - 9/11/2020 1:15:46 PM   
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Seems like you chose the correct altitude; got some token dmg from flak but not enough to disrupt the attack runs. At what point will you switch your bombers from the oil to suppressing say, Java?

Not sure there's a solution, but you cannot ignore the inherent danger as Japan of defending a non-rail hex.

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RE: Jan24.43: the end of Balikpapan - 9/11/2020 2:27:28 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cheesesteak

Seems like you chose the correct altitude; got some token dmg from flak but not enough to disrupt the attack runs. At what point will you switch your bombers from the oil to suppressing say, Java?

Not sure there's a solution, but you cannot ignore the inherent danger as Japan of defending a non-rail hex.


I am not sure yet, probably once I have a few big bases on the SW Celebes: Watampone, Makassar and Madjene are good candidates for level 9

problem with Java is that I don't have enough flattops to defeat the enemy's LBA + carriers,
and there are too many airbases to attempt to close one by one, that is the benefit of Balikpan or Kendari or Makassar, they are all relatively isolated and can be defeated one by one

then there is the other problem; he already knows the next logical steps are in the PH, Borneo or Java. He has definitively started reinforcing and building in these areas... so other than baby step, it might be a good idea to open a new theater in the shorter term, talking next 3 to 4 months and then come back to the DEI once I had achieved overwhelming advantage later in 43







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RE: Jan24.43: the end of Balikpapan - 9/11/2020 2:35:48 PM   
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Aleutians to threaten Hokkaido?

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RE: Jan24.43: the end of Balikpapan - 9/11/2020 2:43:43 PM   
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If you bomb out Balikpapan, Tarakan, and the Oil on Java, you will have accomplished most of your objectives in the DEI anyway (except Palembang, but that's pretty damaged already IIRC).

If you can bomb all that oil, you probably need to think about moving closer to Japan anyway

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RE: Jan23.43: Balikpapan visited - 9/11/2020 4:21:31 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Cheesesteak

Is there something hard-coded into the game that prevents Japan from inflicting the same massacre Allied air would deliver if the tables were turned? I could provide examples or further detail, just wondering aloud.


There is no hard coding which favours one side over the other.

You should go back to first principles and note what factors are fed into the combat algorithms.

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RE: Jan24.43: the end of Balikpapan - 9/11/2020 4:57:20 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Q-Ball

If you bomb out Balikpapan, Tarakan, and the Oil on Java, you will have accomplished most of your objectives in the DEI anyway (except Palembang, but that's pretty damaged already IIRC).

If you can bomb all that oil, you probably need to think about moving closer to Japan anyway


There are several things I like about Java, mainly:
- a nice shipyard... the closest right now is Sydney, which is too far away; a shipyard can increase the chances of ship survival and do upgrades much closer to the front. I have ARDs and ARs at Darwin and it doesn't compare to a real shipyard
- Palembang; oil is still at 620+240 at Djambi
- close to my LBAs, which means less risk when moving fleets

that said, no decision yet.. and I am not feeling strong enough to get too close to Japan... I need carriers!!


I am not sure if I am ready for Japan at this point

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RE: Jan23.43: Balikpapan visited - 9/11/2020 5:05:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Cheesesteak

Is there something hard-coded into the game that prevents Japan from inflicting the same massacre Allied air would deliver if the tables were turned? I could provide examples or further detail, just wondering aloud.


There is no hard coding which favours one side over the other.

You should go back to first principles and note what factors are fed into the combat algorithms.

Alfred


This is after day 1 of oil wells bombing at Balikpapan.
added Tarakan and Samarinda for reference, they were destroyed long time ago, they were not attacked this turn




My only 2 critiques to his defense measures is that I hardly felt any AA presence and that he didn't use Samarinda as secondary base. His CAP was vast, although I can't say if he had it layered

I am wondering if there is counter against "the hammer" attack of Allied bomber runs; probably the answer is no, that you can at most make it very expensive, a lot more expensive that what I paid for sure, but once the heavies are in range, doom will follow


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