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RE: "We want the big ones!" DBB-C vs IdahoNYe... - 7/5/2021 9:51:17 AM   
LargeSlowTarget


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Joined: 9/23/2000
From: Hessen, Germany - now living in France
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February 16/17, 1942

Highlights: Ground attack on Soerabaya defeated by base force personnel.

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Cheribon !!!
Merak is occupied by the Japanese
Buitenzorg is occupied by the Japanese

Ships lost:
None

Ships sunk:
DD Hatakaze is reported to have been sunk near Milne Bay by S-41

China:
Wenchow visited again by Mutsu and Nagato. US subs from PH will reach the area soon to intercept.

Burma:
Hurries sweeping Magwe again, losing 4 for 5 Oscars downed.

PNG:
S-class boats are trying to intercept the regular Port Moresby bombardment runs, S-41 putting a torp into DD Hatakaze.

DEI:
Heavy bombing raids on Palembang, 14 planes destroyed on the ground and many more damaged. Survivors fleeing to Bandoeng. Merak occupied by Japanese landing force.

PI:
I'm not mentioning it every turn, but Manila and Bataan are being bombed several times per day.
xAKL Sarangami on her third supply run to Cebu finally got caught by Jakes on naval attack, she's on fire after a bomb hit.


Selected action reports:

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Night Naval bombardment of Wenchow at 89,58

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato

Allied ground losses:
127 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 1

F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Mutsu
BB Mutsu firing at 28th Chinese/B Corps
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Nagato
BB Nagato firing at Wenchow

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 33
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 15 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim I: 15 damaged
L-18 Lodestar: 10 damaged
L-18 Lodestar: 2 destroyed on ground
B-339D: 14 damaged
B-339D: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim IF: 4 damaged
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed on ground
L-212: 1 damaged
L-212: 2 destroyed on ground
CW-22 Falcon: 6 damaged
CW-22 Falcon: 1 destroyed on ground
CW-21B Demon: 1 damaged
T.IVa: 2 damaged
75A-7 Hawk: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 15
Airbase supply hits 12
Runway hits 26

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 9 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
CW-22 Falcon: 4 damaged
CW-22 Falcon: 1 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 7 damaged
B-339D: 4 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged
Blenheim IF: 1 damaged
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed on ground
L-18 Lodestar: 2 damaged
L-18 Lodestar: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim I: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 8 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
75A-7 Hawk: 2 damaged
Blenheim IF: 2 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim I: 1 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground
T.IVa: 1 damaged
CW-22 Falcon: 1 damaged
B-339D: 1 damaged
B-339D: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 23

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 13

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 3 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 14

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIa Trop: 1 destroyed

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed

No Allied losses

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Gebe at 81,104

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAKL Sarangami, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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ASW attack near Milne Bay at 101,134

Japanese Ships
DD Hatakaze, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Murakumo
DD Yunagi
DD Hayate

Allied Ships
SS S-41

SS S-41 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Hatakaze

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Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4643 troops, 40 guns, 11 vehicles, Assault Value = 138

Defending force 3191 troops, 61 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30

Japanese adjusted assault: 48

Allied adjusted defense: 29

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
261 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

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

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade

Defending units:
Soerabaja Defenses
Soerabaja KM Base Force
Madoeng Defenses

< Message edited by LargeSlowTarget -- 7/5/2021 10:18:10 AM >


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RE: "We want the big ones!" DBB-C vs IdahoNYe... - 7/5/2021 10:17:27 AM   
LargeSlowTarget


Posts: 4291
Joined: 9/23/2000
From: Hessen, Germany - now living in France
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February 18/19, 1942

Highlights: Oosthaven invaded, Sabang and Mandalay lost. Wenchow still holds.

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Mandalay !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Maumere !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Sabang !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Torres Islands !!!

Ships lost:
None

China:
Wenchow hit again by Mutsu and Nagato, another deliberate ground attack held despite 0 forts.

Burma:
Mandalay falls to Thai units with Japanese tank support. The only Allied units left in Burma are weak garrison Bns which are scheduled to withdraw. Magwe sweepers take a break for airframe maintenance.

DEI:
Numerous submarines contacts around Merak and Oosthaven with minesweeping TFs and SAGs, but no joy. Palembang heavily bombed again. Empty Sabang on northern end of Sumatra captured by paratroops. Enemy landings at Oosthaven. The noose is tightening.

PNG:
Several submarines attacked but failed to score against the usual bombardment run.

Selected action reports:

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Night Naval bombardment of Wenchow at 89,58

Japanese Ships
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato

Allied ground losses:
225 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Manpower hits 7
Fires 6740
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 20
Port hits 3
Port fuel hits 6

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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CL Tama

Allied ground losses:
17 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Vehicles lost 5 (1 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 20
Port hits 11
Port supply hits 3

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 73
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 28

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 24 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 1 damaged
Buffalo I: 6 damaged
B-339D: 8 damaged
B-339D: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 19

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 76
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 28

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 24 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 1 damaged
B-339D: 5 damaged
Buffalo I: 4 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
157 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 28

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Pre-Invasion action off Oosthaven (48,96)

9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
CL Nagara
DD Asagao
AMC Awata Maru
DD Hibiki

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

Allied ground losses:
201 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

CL Kuma firing at So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
CL Nagara firing at So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
DD Asagao firing at So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion
DD Asagao fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards


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Amphibious Assault at Oosthaven (48,96)

TF 186 troops unloading over beach at Oosthaven, 48,96

Japanese ground losses:
481 casualties reported
Squads: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 32458 troops, 304 guns, 111 vehicles, Assault Value = 801

Defending force 19541 troops, 83 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 498

Japanese adjusted assault: 702

Allied adjusted defense: 1405

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
1769 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 157 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled

Allied ground losses:
260 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th Division
15th Division
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Army
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
28th Chinese/C Corps
88th Chinese/C Corps
100th Chinese/B Corps
28th Chinese/B Corps
88th Chinese/B Corps
100th Chinese/C Corps
25th Group Army

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Ground combat at Mandalay (59,46)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4977 troops, 33 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 277

Defending force 782 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

Japanese adjusted assault: 72

Allied adjusted defense: 2

Japanese assault odds: 36 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Mandalay !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: morale(-)

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

Allied ground losses:
269 casualties reported
Squads: 30 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units retreated 2

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th RTA Division
14th Tank Regiment
7th RTA/B Division

Defending units:
Mandalay BMP Battalion
Upper Burma BAF Battalion

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Ground combat at 54,49 (near Prome)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 2438 troops, 14 guns, 10 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

Defending force 911 troops, 8 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

Japanese adjusted assault: 5

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
79 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Assaulting units:
RTA Cavalry Division

Defending units:
Railway BAF Battalion
Rangoon BAF Battalion

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Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 79 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 7

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sabang !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 1st SNLF /2


< Message edited by LargeSlowTarget -- 7/5/2021 10:19:14 AM >


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RE: "We want the big ones!" DBB-C vs IdahoNYe... - 7/13/2021 8:29:34 PM   
LargeSlowTarget


Posts: 4291
Joined: 9/23/2000
From: Hessen, Germany - now living in France
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February 20/21, 1942

Highlights: Enemy carrier(s) active off Canberra. Enemy sub(s) active off Karachi. Last Allied holdout on Mindanao eliminated. Java almost gone.

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Oosthaven !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Soerabaja !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Batavia !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Mataram !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Port Blair !!!


Ship lost:
PG Moresby sunk by Vals off Canberra
xAK Bandra, xAK Barjora sunk by I-9 off Karachi


Selected action reports:

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Canberra at 89,173

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
D3A1 Val x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
CM Bungaree, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
PG Moresby, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

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

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PG Moresby
Massive explosion on PG Moresby

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Ground combat at Oosthaven (48,96)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4567 troops, 33 guns, 75 vehicles, Assault Value = 1011

Defending force 859 troops, 6 guns, 5 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Japanese adjusted assault: 159

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 159 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Oosthaven !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
1185 casualties reported
Squads: 24 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 52 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 8 (8 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 7 (7 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
56th Division
33rd Division
15th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
4th/C Division
22nd JAAF AF Bn

Defending units:
So.Sumatra Garrison Battalion

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Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 6597 troops, 59 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 210

Defending force 2912 troops, 61 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

Japanese adjusted assault: 130

Allied adjusted defense: 19

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Soerabaja !!!

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
141 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
1311 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 57 destroyed, 23 disabled
Engineers: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 61 (61 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
8th Tank Regiment
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Sasebo 1st SNLF

Defending units:
Soerabaja Defenses
Soerabaja KM Base Force
Madoeng Defenses

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Ground combat at Batavia (49,98)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 9759 troops, 62 guns, 83 vehicles, Assault Value = 317

Defending force 1878 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 21

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 194

Allied adjusted defense: 25

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

Japanese forces CAPTURE Batavia !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
503 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 16 disabled
Non Combat: 43 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 30 (25 destroyed, 5 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

Assaulting units:
6th Tank Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
4th/A Division

Defending units:
Batavia KM Base Force
Batavia Defenses
2nd Avn Sup Groep /1

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Ground combat at 78,92 (near Dadjangas)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 2236 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 75

Defending force 309 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

Japanese adjusted assault: 62

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 62 to 1

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

Allied ground losses:
426 casualties reported
Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
8th Indpt SNLF Coy
Kure 1st SNLF

Defending units:
101st PA Infantry Regiment

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RE: "We want the big ones!" DBB-C vs IdahoNYe... - 7/13/2021 9:07:53 PM   
LargeSlowTarget


Posts: 4291
Joined: 9/23/2000
From: Hessen, Germany - now living in France
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February 22/23, 1942

Highlights: Surface action off Cocos Island.

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Komodo !!!

Ships lost:
xAP Tairea sunk by I-159 at Cocos Island
PG Hindustan sunk by I-9 near Karachi

Ships sunk:
DMS W-9 sunk by CL Mauritius near Cocos Island

China:
Heavy air attacks on Wenchow continue, enemy ground units approaching from all directions to encircle the city. Garrison ordered to break-out to the west.

Burma:
Magwe swept once more - 4 Oscars, 3 Zeros, 4 Hurricanes down. Thai units keep pushing rear-guard battalions north on the Prome-Akyab road.

PNG:
B-17s bomb Japanese ground forces at Moresby - without effect.

DEI:
Heavy enemy bombing attacks on Palembang and Medan. The Japanese have discovered our activities at Cocos Island, but their SAG sent to investigate stumbled into the path of Allied cruisers sent to raid Oosthaven - two long engagments followed, one enemy DMS sunk.


Selected action reports:

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ASW attack near Toyohara at 126,47

Japanese Ships
DD Yomogi, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Amatsukaze

Allied Ships
SS Perch

SS Perch launches 2 torpedoes at DD Yomogi
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amatsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Amatsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Toboali at 51,94

Japanese Ships
CM Hirashima, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
SC Ch 7

Allied Ships
SS KX

SS KX launches 4 torpedoes at CM Hirashima
SC Ch 7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 7 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 7 loses contact with SS KX
SS KX eludes SC Ch 7 by hugging bottom
SC Ch 7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Karachi at 38,8

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
PG Hindustan, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes
I-9 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

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Submarine attack near Cocos Islands at 33,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-159

Allied Ships
xAP Tairea, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

xAP Tairea is sighted by SS I-159
SS I-159 launches 2 torpedoes

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Submarine attack near Cocos Islands at 33,101

Japanese Ships
SS I-159

Allied Ships
xAP Tairea, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

xAP Tairea is sighted by SS I-159
SS I-159 attacking on the surface

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 36,99, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 3
DD Minegumo, Shell hits 6, on fire
DD Hibiki, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
TB Hiyodori
DMS W-9, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
CL Leander, Shell hits 1
CL Enterprise, Shell hits 1
CL Ceres, Shell hits 5, on fire
CL Mauritius, Shell hits 1
CL Capetown, Shell hits 2, on fire
CL Caledon, Shell hits 2
DD Nizam, Shell hits 4, on fire


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 53% moonlight: 11,000 yards
Range closes to 17,000 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
Palliser, Arthur FE crosses the 'T'
CL Caledon engages CL Isuzu at 11,000 yards
CL Capetown engages CL Isuzu at 11,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Ceres at 11,000 yards
CL Capetown engages DMS W-9 at 11,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 11,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages DD Nizam at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Caledon engages CL Isuzu at 5,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 5,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Mauritius at 5,000 yards
TB Hiyodori engages CL Caledon at 5,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 5,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Nizam at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 4,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 4,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 4,000 yards
CL Ceres engages TB Hiyodori at 4,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages CL Isuzu at 4,000 yards
CL Leander engages CL Isuzu at 4,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Nizam at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
CL Caledon engages CL Isuzu at 2,000 yards
CL Capetown engages DD Hibiki at 2,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 2,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CL Isuzu at 2,000 yards
CL Ceres engages DMS W-9 at 2,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 2,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CL Isuzu at 4,000 yards
DD Hibiki engages DD Nizam at 4,000 yards
CL Caledon engages TB Hiyodori at 4,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages DMS W-9 at 4,000 yards
CL Leander engages CL Isuzu at 4,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Minegumo at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 7,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 7,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages CL Isuzu at 7,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CL Isuzu at 7,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages DMS W-9 at 7,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 7,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Minegumo at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
CL Caledon engages CL Isuzu at 9,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Mauritius at 9,000 yards
CL Ceres engages TB Hiyodori at 9,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages DMS W-9 at 9,000 yards
CL Leander engages CL Isuzu at 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 10,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Minegumo at 10,000 yards
CL Ceres engages TB Hiyodori at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 10,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Mauritius at 9,000 yards
CL Ceres engages TB Hiyodori at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 10,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Minegumo at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Ceres at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 10,000 yards
CL Leander engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 9,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 9,000 yards
CL Ceres engages TB Hiyodori at 9,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages DMS W-9 at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 10,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Mauritius at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Ceres at 10,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DMS W-9 at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 10,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 10,000 yards
Tanaka, Raizo orders Japanese TF to disengage
CL Isuzu engages CL Mauritius at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 10,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 10,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages TB Hiyodori at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 10,000 yards
CL Leander engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Capetown engages CL Isuzu at 8,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 8,000 yards
CL Ceres engages TB Hiyodori at 8,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages DD Minegumo at 8,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 8,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 11,000 yards
CL Capetown engages CL Isuzu at 11,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 11,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Ceres at 11,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DMS W-9 at 11,000 yards
CL Leander engages DD Minegumo at 11,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Minegumo at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 9,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 9,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 9,000 yards
CL Capetown engages TB Hiyodori at 9,000 yards
CL Capetown engages DMS W-9 at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Ceres at 10,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Mauritius at 10,000 yards
CL Caledon engages TB Hiyodori at 10,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 6,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 6,000 yards
CL Capetown engages TB Hiyodori at 6,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages CL Isuzu at 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 6,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Minegumo at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Caledon engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 10,000 yards
CL Leander engages TB Hiyodori at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 10,000 yards
CL Leander engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Hibiki at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...


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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 37,99, Range 11,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Isuzu, Shell hits 6, heavy fires
DD Minegumo, Shell hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Hibiki, heavy fires
TB Hiyodori
DMS W-9, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Leander
CL Enterprise, Shell hits 1
CL Ceres, on fire
CL Mauritius
CL Capetown, Shell hits 1, heavy fires
CL Caledon
DD Nizam, heavy fires


Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 53% moonlight: 11,000 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...
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
Palliser, Arthur FE crosses the 'T'
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 11,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 11,000 yards
CL Capetown engages DD Minegumo at 11,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Ceres at 11,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 11,000 yards
CL Leander engages CL Isuzu at 11,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 11,000 yards
Range closes to 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 10,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Ceres at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 8,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 8,000 yards
DD Minegumo engages DD Nizam at 8,000 yards
CL Capetown engages DMS W-9 at 8,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 8,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
CL Ceres engages CL Isuzu at 6,000 yards
CL Capetown engages CL Isuzu at 6,000 yards
CL Capetown engages TB Hiyodori at 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 6,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 5,000 yards
DD Nizam engages DD Minegumo at 5,000 yards
CL Leander engages CL Isuzu at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Ceres at 7,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 7,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages CL Isuzu at 7,000 yards
CL Ceres engages TB Hiyodori at 7,000 yards
CL Enterprise engages CL Isuzu at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
CL Caledon engages CL Isuzu at 8,000 yards
CL Capetown engages CL Isuzu at 8,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Mauritius at 8,000 yards
CL Ceres engages TB Hiyodori at 8,000 yards
DMS W-9 sunk by CL Mauritius at 8,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Mauritius at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Capetown at 10,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages DD Minegumo at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Leander at 10,000 yards
Palliser, Arthur FE orders Allied TF to disengage
CL Isuzu engages CL Caledon at 10,000 yards
CL Capetown engages CL Isuzu at 10,000 yards
CL Mauritius engages TB Hiyodori at 10,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages CL Enterprise at 10,000 yards
Task forces break off...

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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 16
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIa Trop: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
24th Sentai/A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 2 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 8 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
24th Sentai/B with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 3 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 3000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 13
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIb Trop x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 69 minutes
24th Sentai/B with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 3000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
24th Sentai/A with Ki-43-Ic 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 5000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1

Allied aircraft
Hurricane IIa Trop x 16

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x Hurricane IIa Trop sweeping at 15000 feet *

CAP engaged:
Yamada Det S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 106 minutes
24th Sentai/B with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 3000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes

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Morning Air attack on 65th Brigade, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

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

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February 24/25, 1942

Highlights: Cocos Is. bombarded but Dorniers hit back.

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Sepandjang !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Sibolga !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Buitenzorg !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tjilatjap !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Terapo !!!

Ships lost:
Freshly repaired CM Oglala sunk by I-19 near Lihue on a minelaying mission to Johnston Is.
TK Semiramis sunk by I-9 off Karachi.
xAKL De Klerk sunk by SAG at Cocos Is.
AVP Bellatrix, CMc Soemenep sink in port at Cocos Is.

China:
Mutsu and Nagato bombard Wenchow once more, avoiding US subs. Bombed repeatedly as well. Canton swept by the Flying Tigers, 8 Tigers lost for 8 Oscars downed. Enemy unit appeared one hex west of Paoshan on the Burma back door, held by the 5th Chinese/C Corps - which was also targeted by Betties on ground attack. Minor Allied counter-offensive at Kwangchowan, but lack of supplies will force abandonment of the operation.

Burma / India:
I-9 still active off Karachi, MLs sent out on hunt as only ASW ships available in the area

PNG:
Port Moresby bombarded by two CAs. CL Yubari damaged by mine and torpedo hit, may have gone down.

DEI:
Bandoeng, Palembang, Medan bombed. Benkoelen invaded. Enemy SAG including BB Haruna raids Cocos Is. but is attacked by Dorniers - one DD crippled by bomb hits and collision. Planes lacking the range to make Bandoeng - Cocos Is. are being destroyed on the ground at Bandoeng.

SoPac:
Two DMS start minesweeping of Norfolk Is. in preparation of upcoming bombardment mission.

Selected action reports:
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TF 292 encounters mine field at Milne Bay (101,133)

Japanese Ships
DD Yanagi
DD Karii
APD Tade
CL Yubari, Mine hits 1

5 mines cleared

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Sub attack near Woodlark Island at 104,132

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon

SS Gudgeon launches 2 torpedoes

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Sub attack near Lihue at 177,110

Japanese Ships
SS I-19

Allied Ships
CM Oglala, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Case

SS I-19 launches 4 torpedoes at CM Oglala

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ASW attack near Norfolk Island at 113,171

Japanese Ships
SS I-170

Allied Ships
DMS Chandler
DMS Wasmuth

SS I-170 launches 4 torpedoes at DMS Chandler
I-170 diving deep ....

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 33,101, Range 25,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
CA Takao
CA Maya
CL Sendai
DD Michishio
DD Asagumo
DD Nenohi
DD Wakaba
DD Ariake
DD Shirayuki
DD Ayanami

Allied Ships
xAKL De Klerk, Shell hits 16, and is sunk

Japanese Ships Reported to be Approaching!
Allied TF begins to get underway
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 25,000 yards
Japanese open fire on surprised Allied ships at 25,000 yards
CA Maya collides with DD Shirayuki at 33 , 101

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Naval bombardment of Cocos Islands at 33,101

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Blenheim IF: 1 destroyed on ground
Do-24K-1: 5 damaged
Do-24K-1: 1 destroyed on ground
B-339D: 6 damaged
B-339D: 1 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 6 damaged
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed on ground
Blenheim I: 2 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 3 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 8 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Haruna
CA Maya
CA Takao
CL Sendai

Allied Ships
AVP Bellatrix, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
AVP Reiger, Shell hits 1
CMc Soemenep, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Allied ground losses:
342 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 21 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 38
Port hits 23
Port supply hits 8

BB Haruna firing at Cocos Islands
CA Maya firing at Cocos Islands
CA Takao firing at Cocos Islands
CL Sendai firing at Cocos Islands

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cocos Islands at 33,101

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Allied aircraft
Blenheim IF x 5
Buffalo I x 4
B-339D x 4
Do-24K-1 x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
DD Shirayuki, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x Do-24K-1 bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 300 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G4M1 Betty x 16
Ki-43-Ib Oscar x 3

Allied aircraft
no flights

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

Allied aircraft losses
L-18 Lodestar: 4 damaged
L-18 Lodestar: 1 destroyed on ground
CW-22 Falcon: 2 damaged
CW-22 Falcon: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 5
Runway hits 8

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb


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Ground combat at Kwangchowan (73,60)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 7734 troops, 56 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 266

Defending force 4963 troops, 21 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

Allied adjusted assault: 214

Japanese adjusted defense: 85

Allied assault odds: 2 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
447 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 44 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
216 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
31st Chinese Corps
64th Chinese/C Corps
9th Group Army

Defending units:
1st Ind.Inf.Group
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion

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If you withdraw the air units, they should come back with the non-damaged planes for sure and maybe the damaged ones.

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quote:

ORIGINAL: RangerJoe

If you withdraw the air units, they should come back with the non-damaged planes for sure and maybe the damaged ones.


Will the air units still come back even if they are restricted?

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February 26/27, 1942

Highlights: Enemy carriers operate in the India - Australia LOC. Australia invaded at Portland Roads.

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tandjoengbalai !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Shwebo !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Vanua Lava !!!
Emirau Island is occupied by the Japanese
Portland Roads is occupied by the Japanese

Ships lost:
xAP Khedive Ismail sunk by Vals in the Indian Ocean between Exmouth and Cocos Is.
TK Semiramis died of wounds

Ships sunk:
DD Fuyo is reported to have been sunk near Oosthaven on Feb 27, 1942
DMS W-10 is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Feb 27, 1942

China:
Retreat from Wenchow continues under a hail of bombs but may require external help to open a retreat path through surrounding enemy-controlled hexsides. Apart from Wenchow, no other indications of Japanese offensive moves.
The most understrength Chinese Corps withdrawn from the frontlines start to arrive at Chungking for rebuilding - supplies permitting.
All available SB-III transporting supplies to Paoshan
11 x DC-2 transporting supplies to Paoshan
5 x DC-2 transporting supplies to Paoshan
1 x C-47 Skytrain transporting supplies to Paoshan

Burma:
Shwebo has been abandoned, The remaining rear guard battalions still try to escape north.

PI:
Just the usual bombing attacks against Bataan and Manila.

DEI:
Palembang and Bandoeng heavily bombed.
4 x L-18 Lodestar transporting Barisan KNIL Regiment from Pamekasan to Bandoeng to concentrate troops for the last stand.
What appears to be Mini-KB bombed and sank xAP Khedive Ismail on its way to Cocos Island.
The troops to be picked up at Cocos Is. will travel by air instead: 6 x PBY-4 Catalina transporting 224 Group RAF from Cocos Islands to Port Hedland.

PNG:
Siege of Port Moresby continues with bombings and bombardments and enemy reinforcements (56th Inf Rgt, 12th Eng Rgt) landing, S-27 manages to put a fish each into a DD and a DMS.
B-17 raid at low level failed once more with no hits on the enemy groun forces and one B-17 lost to AA. Back to the drawing board / training.
The Allies airlift reinforcements:
4 x Catalina I transporting 4th Australian Division from Cairns to Port Moresby
3 x S.23 Empire transporting 4th Australian Division from Cairns to Port Moresby
2 x DC-2 transporting supplies to Port Moresby
4 x C-47 Skytrain transporting supplies to Port Moresby

Australia:
Enemy SNLF lands at undefended Portland Roads. It is a dot base - let them have it. We will start fighting at Cairns and below - the first two brigades of the 6th Division coming from the Middle East have arrived at Cairns.
Various units assembled at Auckland for future use against Noumea will be shipped to Australia "just in case", the Noumea operation mignht as well be launched from Brisbane when the time comes.
Norfolk Is. bombarded by HMS Warspite, on her way from Bremerton to India.

Homefront:
Repairs completed on "PI survivor" ARD YFD-1 Dewey at Pearl Harbor, ship returned to service.


Selected action reports:

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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
CA Kinugasa
CA Aoba
CA Nachi

Allied ground losses:
113 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Guns lost 7 (3 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (3 destroyed, 7 disabled)

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 34
Port hits 9
Port supply hits 3

E7K2 Alf acting as spotter for CA Furutaka
CA Furutaka firing at Port Moresby
CA Kinugasa firing at Port Moresby
CA Aoba firing at Port Moresby
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for CA Nachi
CA Nachi firing at 8th Australian Division


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Night Naval bombardment of Norfolk Island at 113,170

Allied Ships
BB Warspite
DD Perkins
DD Cushing
DD Preston
DD Smith
DD Mugford
DD Helm
DD Blue
DD Bagley
DMS Elliot
DMS Hovey

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

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 23
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 2

Walrus II acting as spotter for BB Warspite
BB Warspite firing at Norfolk Island
DD Perkins firing at Norfolk Island
DD Cushing firing at Norfolk Island
DD Preston firing at Norfolk Island
DD Smith firing at Norfolk Island
DD Mugford firing at II/66th Naval Guard Unit
DD Helm firing at II/66th Naval Guard Unit
DD Blue firing at Norfolk Island
DD Bagley firing at Norfolk Island
DMS Elliot firing at Norfolk Island
DMS Hovey firing at Norfolk Island

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Morning Air attack on 65th Brigade, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)

Weather in hex: Overcast

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 2000 feet *
Ground Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb

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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
DD Arashio, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DMS W-10
xAP Keihuku Maru
xAP Teikyo Maru
xAP Kitano Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru
DD Tsuta

Allied Ships
SS S-27

SS S-27 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Arashio

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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
DMS W-10, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAP Keihuku Maru
xAP Teikyo Maru
xAP Kitano Maru
xAK Atutasan Maru
DD Tsuta

Allied Ships
SS S-27

SS S-27 launches 2 torpedoes at DMS W-10

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ASW attack near Oosthaven at 47,97

Japanese Ships
DD Fuyo, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AK Kyushu Maru
DD Harukaze

Allied Ships
SS KXVII

SS KXVII launches 2 torpedoes at DD Fuyo

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ASW attack near Toyohara at 125,47

Japanese Ships
PB Tokuho Maru #5, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
xAK Kinjosan Maru
PB Rikusen Maru

Allied Ships
SS Pollack

SS Pollack launches 2 torpedoes at PB Tokuho Maru #5

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Morning Air attack on Bandoeng , at 50,100

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Hurricane IIb Trop: 2 damaged
L-212: 1 damaged
L-212: 1 destroyed on ground
CW-22 Falcon: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 11

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Morning Air attack on Palembang , at 48,91

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 63
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 29

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-21-IIa Sally: 20 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
T.IVa: 1 damaged

Allied ground losses:
76 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 23

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Exmouth at 43,120

Weather in hex: Light cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 12
D3A1 Val x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Khedive Ismail, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Khedive Ismail

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Ground combat at Medan (46,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 3865 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

Defending force 4771 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 147

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

Assaulting units:
114th Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
NS KNIL Territory Regiment
Korps Marechausee Battalion
Sabang Base Force
Medan Base Force

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Congratulations on the rebirth of ARD Dewey! Quite a story in her career already. Long may she serve!

And also congratulations on your hits on enemy DDs. Even if they don't sink, they will be missing from the front for a long time when they are badly needed - all the better for your subs targeting bigger ships!

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quote:

ORIGINAL: LargeSlowTarget


quote:

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If you withdraw the air units, they should come back with the non-damaged planes for sure and maybe the damaged ones.


Will the air units still come back even if they are restricted?


I am not sure. With no withdrawl date, they should but I don't know for sure - especially if they are permanently restricted. Ask Lowpe on his AAR since he withdrew some and they came back at Aden. He has a list posted of some that came back. They only way would be to load up a game and test the withdrawls and see if they come back.

This post:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/fb.asp?m=5049689

Post# 2672
https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4881147&mpage=90&key=

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February 28/ March 01, 1942

Highlights:
Cocos Island devastated by surface bombardment.

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Lahat !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Djokjakarta !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Christmas Island IO !!!
Great Nicobar is occupied by the Japanese
Catanduanes is occupied by the Japanese

Ships lost:
Loss of xAKL Kini on Feb 28, 1942 is admitted, sunk by RO-67 near Port Moresby
Loss of xAK Empire Kohinoor on Mar 01, 1942 is admitted, sunk by CA Ashigara at Cocos Islands
Loss of xAK Industria on Mar 01, 1942 is admitted, sunk by CA Ashigara at Cocos Islands
Loss of xAP Poelau Telo on Mar 01, 1942 is admitted, sunk by BB Ise at Cocos Islands
Loss of xAKL Canopus on Mar 01, 1942 is admitted, sunk by RO-62 near Port Moresby

Ships sunk:
-

China:
Wenchow garrison might not be able to escape, too many enemy units moving to block LOCs and hexsides. Although forts are at 0, another Japanese attack has been bloodily repulsed while moving out of the hex into the woods. Too bad they are doomed, valiant troops which have gained good experience in the fighting.
Betties bomb troops at Paoshan - just harrassing or are the Japanese planning to take China through the back door?

Burma:
Almost empty of Allied troops, two lone rearguard Bns being bombed while withdrawing north near Ramree Island. I hope I can hold Bengal with the forces available.

PI:
Manila and Bataan heavily bombed again. More ground units and 14th Army HQ detected at Bataan. Base and units are out of supplies, it will fall quickly when the Japanese decide to attack.

DEI:
Palembang heavily bombed again. Destruction of Dutch resistance centers continues with the capture of Djokjakarta. Bandoeng and Malang still hold. At Medan, the enemy seems to have been stalled - only temporary for sure.

PNG:
Betties bomb and 4 CAs bombard PM again with little effect. Japanese deliberate attack held with heavy lossses inflicted on Japanese troops.

Australia:
Kure 3rd SNLF at Portland Roads bombed by B-17s, causing some disablements. Not sure if this landing is a diversion or harbinger of bigger things to come.

Homefront:
Convoy system starts to fall in place. In the PO, 1100-tons-AKs and 1800tons-TKs supply Alaska and Aleutians from Seattle. 2100-tons-AKs and 6650tons-TKs go back and forth between SF and PH. 12-knot AKs of the 3200-3500tons types and 9400tons-TKs commute between San Diego and Wellington, with Tahiti as MOFP (mid-ocean fueling point). Slow AOs keep Tahiti fueled from PH. Large TKs and fast AOs keep Wellington fueled from LA - I hope, since the major part of the USN is starting to arrive at New Zealand. Anything faster than 12knots is reserved for moving troops and airgroups.
In the IO, the large AKs of the 3k/4k range are hauling supplies from England to Capetown where the mass of 2800tons / 2600tons AKs take over for distribution to Bombay resp. Perth. Small and medium TKs keep India and Aden supplied with fuel, the big TKs do the long run from Abadan to Perth and Capetown via Diego Garcia. The latter is being garrisoned by two Indian brigades plus CD guns. Assorted base forces evacuated from Malaya and remnants of the Dutch flying boats have started to arrive via Cocos Islands.

Selected action reports:
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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 25053 troops, 215 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 615

Defending force 19416 troops, 83 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 517

Japanese adjusted assault: 457

Allied adjusted defense: 1702

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 (fort level 0)

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2455 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 217 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 13 (1 destroyed, 12 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
338 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th Division
12th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
13th Army
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
88th Chinese/C Corps
28th Chinese/B Corps
28th Chinese/C Corps
88th Chinese/B Corps
100th Chinese/B Corps
100th Chinese/C Corps
25th Group Army

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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 18794 troops, 135 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 521

Defending force 11365 troops, 168 guns, 114 vehicles, Assault Value = 328

Japanese adjusted assault: 227

Allied adjusted defense: 263

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

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

Japanese ground losses:
2537 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 221 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 14 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 38 disabled

Allied ground losses:
367 casualties reported
Squads: 9 destroyed, 26 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
65th Brigade
144th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF

Defending units:
NG Vol Rifles Battalion
Papuan Inf Battalion
49th Australian Battalion
Torres Strait Battalion
8th Australian Division
4th Australian Div /1
13th Field Regiment
15th RAN Base Force
4th Australian Lt AA Regiment

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Ground combat at Djokjakarta (52,103)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3263 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 112

Defending force 4058 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 72

Allied adjusted defense: 33

Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Djokjakarta !!!

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

Allied ground losses:
4260 casualties reported
Squads: 37 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 264 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
II/124th Infantry Battalion
Kure 2nd SNLF

Defending units:
1st KNIL Landstorm Battalion
KNI Leger

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Night Air attack on Cocos Islands , at 33,101

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 8000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Night Naval bombardment of Cocos Islands at 33,101

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 4 damaged
Do-24K-1: 1 destroyed on ground
L-18 Lodestar: 4 damaged
B-339D: 6 damaged
139WH-3: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
CA Haguro
CA Myoko
CL Kitakami

Allied Ships
xAP Tilawa, Shell hits 1
xAK Mernoo, Shell hits 1

Allied ground losses:
187 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 41
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Ise
BB Ise firing at Cocos Islands
CA Haguro firing at Cocos Islands
CA Myoko firing at Cocos Islands
CL Kitakami firing at Cocos Islands


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Night Naval bombardment of Cocos Islands at 33,101

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 3 damaged
B-339D: 1 destroyed on ground
Buffalo I: 1 damaged
L-18 Lodestar: 3 damaged
L-18 Lodestar: 1 destroyed on ground
Do-24K-1: 8 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 destroyed on ground
139WH-3: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CA Atago
CL Naka

Allied Ships
xAP Takliwa, Shell hits 1, on fire
xAK Mernoo, Shell hits 1
xAK Lowana, Shell hits 1

Allied ground losses:
268 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 23
Port hits 3

CA Ashigara firing at Cocos Islands
CA Atago firing at Cocos Islands
CL Naka firing at Cocos Islands

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Ground combat at Malang (55,105)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10215 troops, 92 guns, 15 vehicles, Assault Value = 274

Defending force 4232 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

Japanese adjusted assault: 190

Allied adjusted defense: 4

Japanese assault odds: 47 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
185 casualties reported
Squads: 16 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Assaulting units:
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Sasebo 8th SNLF
III/124th Infantry Battalion
I/124th Infantry Battalion
Yokosuka 4th SNLF

Defending units:
2nd KNIL Regiment
6th KNIL Regiment

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Allied Unit(s) surrounded at Malang

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Ground combat at Medan (46,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 4179 troops, 46 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127

Defending force 4771 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 146

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

Assaulting units:
114th Infantry Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
NS KNIL Territory Regiment
Korps Marechausee Battalion
Sabang Base Force
Medan Base Force


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Ground combat at Bandoeng (50,100)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 714 troops, 66 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 328

Defending force 24096 troops, 227 guns, 184 vehicles, Assault Value = 632

Assaulting units:
2nd Recon Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
6th Tank Regiment
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
2nd Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
Makassar Garrison Battalion
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
4th KNIL Regiment
Mobiele Eenheid Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
1st KNIL Regiment
Kendari Garrison Battalion
Barisan KNIL Regiment
1st Regt Cavalerie
Dili Detachment
ABDA
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
ML-KNIL
1st KNIL AA Battalion
KNI Zeemacht
NI-MLD
Andir ML Base Force

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Ground combat at Christmas Island IO (45,104)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 70 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

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

Japanese adjusted assault: 4

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Christmas Island IO !!!

Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)

Assaulting units:
Yokosuka 3rd SNLF /3

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March02/03, 1942

Highlights: Carrier clash off Cocos Is. - HMS Indomitable lost

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Sawoe-eilanden !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tagula Island !!!
Boeton is occupied by the Japanese
Pakanbaroe is occupied by the Japanese

Ships lost:
xAK Kekerangu sunk by I-18 off Perth
xAK Cardross, xAK Gorgon sunk by SAG at Cocos Is.
CV Indomitable, CL Tromp, DD Voyager sunk by carrier air south of Cocos Is.
AMc Djombang sinks in port at Cocos Is. after port bombardment
Loss of xAKL Hetton Bank on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-26 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-27 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-28 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-29 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-30 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-31 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-34 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-35 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-36 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-37 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-38 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-40 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-41 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-42 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-43 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-44 on Mar 02, 1942 is admitted
> all "admitted" sunk at Port Moresby by SAG

Ships sunk:
TB Otori is reported to have been sunk near Cocos Islands on Mar 02, 1942
TB Kasasagi is reported to have been sunk near Cocos Islands on Mar 02, 1942
xAK Florida Maru is reported to have been sunk near Tsushima on Mar 02, 1942 by SS Gato
xAP Shanghai Maru is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Mar 02, 1942 by SS S-38

China:
Ground forces still trying to extricate themselves from Wenchow under bombs and bombardements.
Japanese Ships Bombarding Wenchow - fires causing damage to Light Industry at Wenchow!
The string of 5 subs patrolling between Shanghai and Wenchow had no luck - just ASW attacks.

Burma:
Two lone garrison Bns still struggling north in the direction of Akyab under a hail of bombs, pursued by enemy ground forces.

PI:
Usual enemy bombings of Manila and Bataan.

DEI:
Japanese ships bombarding Cocos Islands. Usual bombings of Palembang, Bandoeng, Malang.
With Mini-KB detected south of Cocos Is. sinking the evacuation transports and bombing Cocos Is., I have tried to surprise it with a small CAG build around CV Indomitable. Didn't work, Mini-KB has been reinforced by CV Soryu - scratch one British flattop plus supporting ships. Part of the CAGs screen had been detached to try and catch Mini-KB in a full-speed night dash - didn't work either, but the SAG stumbled across two TBs, sinking them, before retiring south towards Perth.

PNG:
With 44k supplies available at PM I decided to spawn the available PTs at that base to stop the Japanese bombardment runs - two groups of nine and one group of 5 PTs. Didn't work, CL Tama and two DDs sank 16 PTs with no damage in return. The string of subs positioned between PM to Milne Bay scored three hits, not on the enemy SAG but on xAP Shanghai Maru. The Japanese continue to bring-in reinforcements, I'm hesitant to add more ground troops I will have great difficulties to resupply. Most US fleet subs are migrating from the Manila supply runs to help shipping supplies to PM.

Australia:
Enemy subs are active off Perth, ASW assets are in short supply - and a bunch of tanker convoys and two brigades of the Aus 7th Division are inbound. Will try to route them around known sub positions.
Warspite sortied to try another bombardment of Norfolk Is., preceeded by a DMS sweep. The DMS dispatched a lone PB and found no mines at Norfolk - but enemy air-launched torpedoes found Warspite. Looks like at least one enemy CV is operating north of Norfolk Is. just out of Allied air search range. Will try to build a small base at Lord Howe Island to put Norfolk under better observation.


Homefront:
Lots of convoys at sea with troops, supplies and fuel from CONUS bound for Australia with minimum or no warship protection routed via Tahiti - Wellington - fingers crossed enemy subs or raiders won't catch the scent. 4 US CVs are at Wellington, but Lady Lex and Sara are due for upgrades in March, will probably send them to Melbourne, with their air groups put ashore to provide cover. The provisional USA fighter units in Australia must be disbanded on March 15, I am thinning-out the fighter cover on New Zealand to dispatch fighters to Oz. Pilots still pretty raw.

Selected action reports:

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Night Naval bombardment of Cocos Islands at 33,101

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
B-339D: 3 damaged
B-339D: 1 destroyed on ground
Do-24K-1: 1 damaged
Buffalo I: 2 damaged
Blenheim I: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
BB Ise
CA Haguro
CA Myoko
CL Kitakami

Allied Ships
AMc Djombang, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
AVP Fazant, Shell hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AG Deneb, Shell hits 1

Allied ground losses:
55 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Runway hits 2
Port hits 1

E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Ise
BB Ise firing at Cocos Islands
CA Haguro firing at Cocos Islands
CA Myoko firing at Cocos Islands
CL Kitakami firing at Cocos Islands


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Night Naval bombardment of Wenchow at 89,58

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso

Allied ground losses:
153 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 31 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Manpower hits 2
Fires 1948
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 21
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1

E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Yamashiro
BB Yamashiro firing at Wenchow
BB Fuso firing at Wenchow

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Cocos Islands at 32,109, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
TB Otori, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
TB Kasasagi, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CL Emerald
CL Marblehead, Shell hits 1
DD Norman, Shell hits 1
DD Tjerk Hiddes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cocos Islands at 31,110

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6
B5N2 Kate x 27
D3A1 Val x 30

Allied aircraft
Sea Hurricane Ib x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
Sea Hurricane Ib: 3 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Indomitable, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CL Tromp, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Vendetta
DD Voyager, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
No.880 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 7 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Indomitable
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Tromp
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Voyager

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cocos Islands at 32,109

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 47 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 23

Allied aircraft
Albacore I x 14
Fulmar II x 15

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 5 destroyed
Albacore I: 1 destroyed by flak
Fulmar II: 6 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CVL Ryujo
CV Soryu

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

CAP engaged:
Soryu-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 2000 , scrambling fighters to 4000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Cocos Islands at 31,111

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 20 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3
B5N2 Kate x 26
D3A1 Val x 27

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
D3A1 Val: 5 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
Albacore I: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
DD Voyager, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CV Indomitable, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
DD Vendetta
CL Tromp, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
14 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Tromp
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Tribal class DD

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Norfolk Island at 113,170, Range 15,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Shoei Maru, Shell hits 19, heavy fires, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DMS Chandler
DMS Wasmuth, Shell hits 2

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Waipapakauri at 115,177

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 66 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 17

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 8 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
BB Warspite, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp




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March 04/05, 1942

Highlights: Bataan falls.

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Praboemoelih !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Bataan !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Sinabang !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Billiton !!!
Trinkat is occupied by the Japanese
Little Andaman is occupied by the Japanese

Ships lost:
xAK Itaura sunk by I-18 off Perth
AVP Fazant sinks in port at Cocos Is.
Loss of xAKL Pelton Bank on Mar 05, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Betties near Port Moresby

Ships sunk:
none

China:
Wenchow bombarded again, two subs trying to intercept in vain damaged by ASW attacks. Amazingly, a Japanese deliberate attack has been fended-off again.

Burma:
Only Rearguard actions.

PI:
The defenders of Bataan - outnumbered and out of supplies - are crushed easily by the first Japanese deliberate attack.

DEI:
6th KNIL Regiment SURRENDERS and 2nd KNIL Regiment wiped out by attrition at Malang - only Bandoeng remains in Dutchhands on Java.
HMS Vendetta, only survivor of the carrier debacle last turn, evades multiple carrier air attacks.

PNG:
The weak elements of the NG Vol Rifles Battalion at Wau are being evacuated by air, enemy units are approaching.

Homefront:
Not sure whether Tahiti qualifies as "homefront" anymore - apparently the Japanese have already picked-up the scent! I-124 has laid mines and missed shipping with torps. Will shift the refueling point and rerout the convoys - afraid that KB comes calling.

Selected action reports:

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Night Naval bombardment of Wenchow at 89,58

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu

Allied ground losses:
283 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Fires 45
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
Port hits 2

E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Yamashiro
BB Yamashiro firing at 100th Chinese/C Corps
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Fuso
BB Fuso firing at 100th Chinese/B Corps
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Mutsu
BB Mutsu firing at Wenchow

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TF 470 encounters mine field at Tahiti (173,178)

Allied Ships
xAP Taroona, Mine hits 1

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Submarine attack near Tahiti at 173,178

Japanese Ships
SS I-124

Allied Ships
xAK T. A. Johnson

xAK T. A. Johnson is sighted by SS I-124
SS I-124 launches 2 torpedoes

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Sub attack near Tahiti at 173,178

Japanese Ships
SS I-124, hits 1

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
DD Aylwin
DD Hull
DD Dewey
DD MacDonough
DD Worden

SS I-124 launches 4 torpedoes at BB Mississippi
I-124 bottoming out ....
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub and abandons search
DD MacDonough fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Worden fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hull attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hull cannot reach attack position over SS I-124
SS I-124 eludes DD Hull by hugging bottom
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hull attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hull loses contact with SS I-124
DD Hull loses contact with SS I-124
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at Malang (55,105)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 10666 troops, 92 guns, 86 vehicles, Assault Value = 317

Defending force 2768 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 141

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 141 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
366 casualties reported
Squads: 29 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
Guns lost 11 (11 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
Sasebo 8th SNLF
8th Tank Regiment
III/124th Infantry Battalion
I/124th Infantry Battalion
21st Ind.Mixed Brigade
Yokosuka 4th SNLF

Defending units:
2nd KNIL Regiment
6th KNIL Regiment


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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 22622 troops, 218 guns, 56 vehicles, Assault Value = 550

Defending force 18955 troops, 83 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 486

Japanese adjusted assault: 601

Allied adjusted defense: 1129

Japanese assault odds: 1 to 2 (fort level 0)

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

Japanese ground losses:
1818 casualties reported
Squads: 7 destroyed, 137 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled

Allied ground losses:
229 casualties reported
Squads: 5 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

Assaulting units:
17th Division
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
13th Army
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
28th Chinese/C Corps
88th Chinese/B Corps
100th Chinese/B Corps
88th Chinese/C Corps
28th Chinese/B Corps
100th Chinese/C Corps
25th Group Army


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Ground combat at Bataan (78,77)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 16032 troops, 214 guns, 287 vehicles, Assault Value = 460

Defending force 6212 troops, 175 guns, 78 vehicles, Assault Value = 70

Japanese adjusted assault: 813

Allied adjusted defense: 27

Japanese assault odds: 30 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Bataan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
119 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

Allied ground losses:
6163 casualties reported
Squads: 72 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 583 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 118 (118 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 87 (87 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 8

Assaulting units:
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
38th Division
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
7th Tank Regiment
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
14th Army
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
93rd PA Infantry Regiment
202nd PA Construction Battalion
Asiatic Fleet
Bataan USN Base Force
Manila Bay Defenses
Provisional GMC Grp
Clark Field AAF Base Force
301st PA Field Artillery Regiment



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RE: "We want the big ones!" DBB-C vs IdahoNYe... - 8/22/2021 12:54:12 PM   
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March 06/07, 1942

Highlights: Numerous failed USN sub attacks - I hope they are at least building experience...

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Wau !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Anatom !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Siberoet !!!
Toboali is occupied by the Japanese
Auki is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:
Pucheng is occupied by the Allies, Japan failed to garrison the base

Ships lost:
xAK Era sinks - don't know why
Loss of xAKL Tatung on Mar 07, 1942 is admitted, sunk by I-160 near Darwin
Loss of xAK West Portal on Mar 07, 1942 is admitted, sunk by I-124 near Mauke
Surviving Damage Control Parties abandon xAP Taroona, xAP Taroona sinks after mine hit at Tahiti

Ships sunk:
none

Burma:
Two rear-guard units fleeing north have been caught and destroyed.

PI:
China:
DEI:
The usual bombing runs against Wenchow, Manila Palembang, Bandoeng.

PNG:
PM bombed and bombarded again, B-17s on ground attack mission have encountered Zeros on CAP, losing one. Numerous sub attacks against a convoy heading to PM from Rabaul and covering SAG, but the pigboats failed to hit anything.

Australia:
I-10 has joined I-18 off Perth.

Homefront:
VMF-221 attains carrier trained status on Saratoga

Selected action reports:
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Kinugasa
CA Suzuya
CA Mogami
CL Kiso

Allied ground losses:
73 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 12 (4 destroyed, 8 disabled)
Vehicles lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 18
Port hits 7
Port supply hits 1

E7K2 Alf acting as spotter for CA Kako
CA Kako firing at 8th Australian Division
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Kinugasa
CA Kinugasa firing at Port Moresby
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Suzuya
CA Suzuya firing at 15th RAN Base Force
15th RAN Base Force firing at CA Suzuya
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Mogami
CA Mogami firing at 4th Australian Division
CL Kiso firing at Port Moresby

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Submarine attack near Perth at 47,147

Japanese Ships
SS I-10

Allied Ships
xAK Nils Moller, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 1

xAK Nils Moller is sighted by SS I-10
SS I-10 attacking xAK Nils Moller on the surface
Kikkawa, Kiyoshi decides to submerge SS I-10 due to damage
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Ground combat at 55,48 (near Ramree Island)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 4287 troops, 60 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 188

Defending force 432 troops, 4 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

Japanese adjusted assault: 57

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 57 to 1

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

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

Allied ground losses:
436 casualties reported
Squads: 48 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
112th Infantry Regiment
RTA Cavalry Division
55th Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
Railway BAF Battalion
Rangoon BAF Battalion

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RE: "We want the big ones!" DBB-C vs IdahoNYe... - 8/22/2021 1:44:40 PM   
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March 08/09, 1942

Highlights: Actions around PM, Japanese gobbling-up dot bases

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tockangbesi-eilanden !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Lunga !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Deboyne Islands !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Biak !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Rossel Island !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Nias !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Wetar !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Car Nicobar !!!
Kirakira is occupied by the Japanese
Thousand Ships Bay is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:
Bhamo is occupied by the Allies

Ships lost:
-

Ships sunk:
-

China:
Just enemy bombing attacks against ground forces.

Burma:
The last two garrison Bn still in-country are fighting rear-guard actions in the jungles around Katha.

PI:
Bombing attacks on Manila and Cebu.

DEI:
Bandoeng and Palembang heavily bombed. 4 x PBY-4 Catalina transporting Marinier Battalion from Cocos Islands to Port Hedland - the last remaining unit on Cocos Is. is leaving. A few Commonwealth air units, the 224th Air Group HQ and four Dutch base forces have been saved from certain destruction - for the price of a bunch of xAKLs and a British CV.

PNG:
Japanese convoy reached PM, sub attacks ineffective with several subs damaged by ASW in shallow waters, coastal guns causing slight damage, B-17s ineffective. Enemy reinforcements identified as elements of IJA 14th Division. Issue is in doubt. Only B-17s can reach PM from OZ, have moved expendable Army dive bombers to Port Moresby - they are due to withdraw soon anyway. Am hesitant to commit surface and carrier assets in the defence of PM - it is outside LBA fighter cover, inside Nettie and Zero range from Rabaul, the whereabout of Main-KB is unknown, USN AA is still weak and carrier air not up-to-strength, still flying Buffaloes, Mark-3 and -3A Wildcats, SBD2s and TBDs...

Australia:
With the Aus 6th Division having arrived as reserve, one US Inf Rgt and one US Tank Bn have been tasked to advance north to Portland Roads to investigate the Japanese landings.

New Zealand:
TF 345 shadowed by Japanese Float Plane at 115,182 near Waipapakauri
B-17E Fortress reports periscope at 115, 182 near Waipapakauri
Hudson III (LR) reports possible submarine at 115, 182 near Waipapakauri
> Enemy subs on the hunt for wounded Warspite - which is repairing at size 1 port Waipapakauri with 24 sys and 50(34) float damage, protected by CAP and ASW-TF.

Homefront:
2/6th Armoured Regiment's TOE was upgraded to Aus 42 Armoured Regiment at Sydney
2/10th Armoured Regiment's TOE was upgraded to Aus 42 Armoured Regiment at Sydney
> Nice, but where are the tanks to flesh them out?

Intel:
CA Mikuma is reported to have been sunk near Denpasar on Jan 25, 1942
Sendai expands port to size 4 > why would a Japanese player want to expand Sendai port?

Selected action reports:

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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
DD Oite
DD Inazuma
E Uji
E Hashidate
AMC Aikoku Maru
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
AMC Akagi Maru
CM Okinoshima
DMS W-11
DMS W-3
xAP Mizuho Maru
xAP Kokuryu Maru
DD Sazanami
TB Kari

Allied Ships
SS S-35, hits 2

SS S-35 is sighted by escort
DD Sazanami attacking submerged sub ....
DD Sazanami is out of ASW ammo
TB Kari fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Sazanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sazanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sazanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sazanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Sazanami fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
DD Akigumo
DD Kawakaze
DMS W-13
DD Ikazuchi

Allied Ships
SS S-35, hits 2

SS S-35 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Akigumo
S-35 bottoming out ....
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ikazuchi attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
DD Hamakaze

Allied Ships
SS S-35, hits 4

SS S-35 is located by DD Hamakaze
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hamakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Kawakaze
DMS W-13

Allied Ships
SS S-39, hits 3

SS S-39 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Ikazuchi
S-39 bottoming out ....
DD Ikazuchi attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ikazuchi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Pre-Invasion action off Port Moresby (98,130) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

197 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
DD Inazuma
xAP Kokuryu Maru
DD Sazanami
DD Oite
AMC Aikoku Maru

Japanese ground losses:
90 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

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

CA Nachi firing at 8th Australian Division
DD Inazuma firing at 15th RAN Base Force
15th RAN Base Force firing at DD Inazuma
DD Sazanami firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
DD Oite firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
DD Inazuma fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards

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Amphibious Assault at Port Moresby (98,130)

TF 148 troops unloading over beach at Port Moresby, 98,130

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

17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 14th/A Div /2
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 14th/A Div
Motorized Support lost overboard during unload of 14th/A Div
15 Support troops lost in surf during unload of 14th/A Div

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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

91 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
DD Sazanami
DD Inazuma
AMC Aikoku Maru
AMC Kiyosumi Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
AMC Akagi Maru, Shell hits 2, on fire
DD Oite

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

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

15th RAN Base Force firing at DD Inazuma
AMC Aikoku Maru firing at 4th Australian Division
AMC Kiyosumi Maru firing at 15th RAN Base Force
15th RAN Base Force firing at AMC Kiyosumi Maru
AMC Akagi Maru firing at 15th RAN Base Force
15th RAN Base Force firing at AMC Akagi Maru
DD Inazuma fired at enemy troops
AMC Kiyosumi Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards

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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
xAP Kokuryu Maru, Shell hits 1
CM Okinoshima
TB Kari
AMC Aikoku Maru
xAP Mizuho Maru

6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAP Kokuryu Maru at 5,000 yards
TB Kari firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 13

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged

Japanese Ships
AMC Kiyosumi Maru, on fire
CA Aoba

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
AMC Kiyosumi Maru
CA Aoba

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 10000 feet *
Naval Attack: 4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8
G3M2 Nell x 14

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 25

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 12000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 9669 troops, 120 guns, 68 vehicles, Assault Value = 315

Defending force 23047 troops, 175 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 639

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

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

Assaulting units:
Torres Strait Battalion
Papuan Inf Battalion
49th Australian Battalion
8th Australian Division
NG Vol Rifles Battalion
4th Australian Div /1
13th Field Regiment
15th RAN Base Force
4th Australian Lt AA Regiment

Defending units:
12th Engineer Regiment
65th Brigade
11th Tank Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
14th/A Div /3

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Sub attack near Waipapakauri at 115,182

Japanese Ships
SS I-15

Allied Ships
DD Preston
DD Perkins
DD Cushing

SS I-15 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Preston
DD Perkins fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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RE: "We want the big ones!" DBB-C vs IdahoNYe... - 8/31/2021 2:07:23 AM   
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Ominato port can get pretty clogged with all the resource shipping coming from Sakhalin and Hokkaido. Sendai is a little further SW but it has good potential for expansion. It is also a good port to support invasion shipping to the Aleutians.

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RE: "We want the big ones!" DBB-C vs IdahoNYe... - 8/31/2021 3:30:31 PM   
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March 10/11, 1942

Highlights: PM dive bombing surprise fails

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Muntok !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Stewart Island !!!
Pucheng is occupied by the Japanese
Russell Islands is occupied by the Japanese

Ships lost:
none (!)

Ships sunk:
PB Ginyo Maru is reported to have been sunk near Norfolk Island on Mar 11, 1942

China:
My troops at Wenchow failed to break-out, an enemy unit marching in the opposite direction was faster and closed the last open hexside when my stack had - 2 miles to go to leave Wenchow. The only unit in the vicinity that could come to the rescue is a Construction Rgt - but it has to march two hexes through wooded terrain without roads.

India:
TF 475 detected by Japanese Aircraft at 38,5 near Karachi - surely a Glen-equipped sub lurking. I don't have enough escorts so only troopships and tankers have the luxury of some ASW protection.

Burma:
Upper Burma BAF Battalion SURRENDERS near Katha - now only one lone Bn left at Mykyina, fleeing in the direction of Ledo.

PI:
Enemy troops enter Manila.

DEI:
Enemy troops enter Palembang.

PNG:
Japanese ships bombarding Port Moresby - damaging most of the Banshees flown-in the turn before. The undamaged planes do attack but Zeros are on LRCAP, shoot down a bunch and spoil the aim of the handful survivors. So much for that - the air groups are set to withdraw in a few days.

Australia:
Ki-46-II Dinah sighted over Derby
Japanese Aircraft sighted over Broome
> both bases are empty and for the taking, I don't have the strength to fight for Northern Oz, but will try to hold at Tennant Creek

Allied Ships Bombarding Norfolk Island, sinkibng a PB in the process.

New Zealand:
TF 345 observes Japanese Recon at 115,182 near Waipapakauri
Vincent I reports oil slick at 115, 182 near Waipapakauri
Hudson III (LR) reports shape below surface at 115, 177 near Waipapakauri
DDs on ASW damage an I-Boat
> all this shows the Japanese know where wounded Warspite is hidding - worst case would be a visit by KB, I'll move her as soon as possible and will clear shipping around Auckland just in case

Homefront:
CV Hornet arrives at Balboa - flying Helldiver DBs, but the old biplane version
CV Lexington taken out of commission to begin refit at Melbourne
CV Saratoga taken out of commission to begin refit at Melbourne
Would be a bad time for a port strike by KB, but I have offloaded the airgroups to fly CAP over Melbourne. In fact, Yorktown and Enterprise are at Melbourne as well, and most of the US fleet is scheduled to arrive down under soon, just in case the Japanese plan major ops on Australian soil.


Intel:
Paramushiro-jima expands airfield to size 1

Selected action reports:

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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 18 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Kinugasa
CA Suzuya

Allied ground losses:
102 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 9 (3 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14
Port hits 3
Port supply hits 4

E7K2 Alf acting as spotter for CA Kako
CA Kako firing at Port Moresby
CA Kinugasa firing at Port Moresby
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Suzuya
CA Suzuya firing at 15th RAN Base Force


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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 12 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
CA Aoba

Allied ground losses:
58 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 4 (1 destroyed, 3 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 15
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 2

CA Furutaka firing at Port Moresby
CA Aoba firing at Port Moresby

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 4 destroyed, 4 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
DD Sawakaze

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa
CA Suzuya

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Sawakaze

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 3

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 2 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa

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ASW attack near Waipapakauri at 115,182

Japanese Ships
SS I-15, hits 6, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Smith
DD Perkins
DD Cushing

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Ground combat at 60,43 (near Katha)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 4239 troops, 26 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 188

Defending force 169 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3

Japanese adjusted assault: 157

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 157 to 1

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), fatigue(-)

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

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

Assaulting units:
14th Tank Regiment
143rd Infantry Regiment

Defending units:
Upper Burma BAF Battalion

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Norfolk Island at 113,170, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
PB Ginyo Maru, Shell hits 24, and is sunk

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
DMS Chandler
DMS Wasmuth

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Night Naval bombardment of Norfolk Island at 113,170

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
DMS Wasmuth
DMS Chandler

Japanese ground losses:
82 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4
Port hits 3

CA Louisville firing at II/66th Naval Guard Unit
DMS Wasmuth firing at Norfolk Island
DMS Chandler firing at Norfolk Island


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March 12/13, 1942

Highlights:CA Kinugasa eats a fish

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Lifou !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Normanby Island !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Batoe-eilanden !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Woodlark Island !!!
Rennell Island is occupied by the Japanese
Panggoe is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:
Sampit is occupied by Dutch remnants - having marched through half of Borneo to arrive too late at the coast opposite Java to be evacuated by flying boat

Ships lost:
Loss of PC Kybra on Mar 12, 1942 is admitted

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
Sian expands fortifications to size 5
Usual bombing and bombardment attacks at Wenchow
TF 468 followed by E14Y1 Glen at 40,8 near Karachi - sub is still lurking
Japanese Aircraft sighted over Chittagong - next target after Burma?
Swordfish I reports conning tower at 11, 73 near Diego Garcia > CVL Hermes is on ASW patrol, covering the movement of troop convoys and tankers from the Middle East to Oz

SRA:
Usual bombardments at Medan and Bandoeng, bombing of Manila and Palembang.
SS KXVI sights a TF including Hyuga, Ise, Kuma plus DDs and DMS leaving Sunda Strait and heading into the IO - probablyat Bandoeng and Medan, bombing another bombardment of Cocos Is.
Meanwhile PBY-4 Catalina are transporting Marinier Battalion from Cocos Islands to Port Hedland.
However, PBY-4 Catalina transports flying to Cocos Islands are intercepted - must be carrier CAP, guess will have to leave the rest of the Dutchmen behind for Ise and Hyuga, cannot afford PBY losses.

SWPac:
AMs find and clear mines in the coastal hexes just north of Perth.
Wirraway reports submarine wake at 49, 146 near Perth.
I-18 attacks an ASW patrol off Perth and sinks PC Kybra.
Japanese Aircraft sighted over Darwin, Ki-46-II Dinah sighted over Wyndham - indicatinjg possible invasion of Northern Oz
Near Woodlark Island, SS Gudgeon finds a working torpedo for CA Kinugasa returning from PM to Rabaul.
About 20 fleet subs start supply runs to PM.

SoPac:
The Japanese seem to be very curious about Tahiti:
TF 32 observes E14Y1 Glen at 173,178 near Tahiti
TF 285 observes Japanese Float Fighter at 173,178 near Tahiti
TF 311 followed by Japanese Torpedo Bomber at 173,178 near Tahiti - smells like KB!
Task Force 194 lays defensive minefield at Tahiti, just in case they become too curious.
All TFs not needing to refuel at Tahiti are ordered to give it a wide berth.
Only one PBY unit available for search, only 50 P-40Es for CAP.
H6K4 Mavis sighted over Waipapakauri, keeping Warspite under observation.
Marines belonging to the 2nd Div start migrating from Pago-Pago to Suva in small convoys

CentPac:
A lone USN sub patrolling around Truk, finding nothing so far. Five other subs patrol around Taiwan, the East China Sea, off Wenchow - without much luck.

NoPac:
Slowly building-up Dutch Harbor and Adak with minimum forces, no indications that the Japanese are interested in this area. A handful of subs based at Kodiak are patrolling around Sakhalin and Hokkaido, mostly attracting ASW attacks but attacking the odd xAKL or TK now and then.

Homefront / Rear areas:
USA ports empty of shipping, everything except local MSW is at sea, mostly heading for Oz.

Intel:
68th Ind.Infantry Battalion is planning for an attack on Kwangchowan
Previous report of sinking of SS I-18 incorrect. Ship sighted and engaged at 48, 145

Selected action reports:

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Sub attack near Woodlark Island at 104,132

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa, Torpedo hits 1
DD Kasumi
DD Hatakaze
DD Akebono

Allied Ships
SS Gudgeon

SS Gudgeon launches 4 torpedoes at CA Kinugasa
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Akebono fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 14567 troops, 133 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1173

Defending force 19132 troops, 83 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 490

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

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Brigade
58th Infantry Brigade
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
17th Division
116th Division
102nd Infantry Regiment
13th Army
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
28th Chinese/C Corps
100th Chinese/B Corps
88th Chinese/C Corps
88th Chinese/B Corps
28th Chinese/B Corps
100th Chinese/C Corps
25th Group Army

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Ground combat at Medan (46,76)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 330 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 177

Defending force 4556 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 136

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

Assaulting units:
55th Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment

Defending units:
NS KNIL Territory Regiment
Korps Marechausee Battalion
Sabang Base Force
Medan Base Force


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Ground combat at Bandoeng (50,100)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 954 troops, 85 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 565

Defending force 24605 troops, 246 guns, 183 vehicles, Assault Value = 642

Allied ground losses:
Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
6th Tank Regiment
4th Infantry Regiment
2nd Engineer Regiment
2nd Recon Regiment
16th Infantry Regiment
24th Infantry Regiment
Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
3rd Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Field Artillery Regiment

Defending units:
1st KNIL Regiment
3rd KNIL Landstorm Battalion
Mobiele Eenheid Battalion
Tjilatjap KNIL Battalion
Prajoda Garrison Battalion
Kendari Garrison Battalion
1st Regt Cavalerie
Makassar Garrison Battalion
Barisan KNIL Regiment
4th KNIL Regiment
Dili Detachment
1st KNIL AA Battalion
KNI Zeemacht
3rd KNIL AA Battalion
ML-KNIL
NI-MLD
ABDA
Andir ML Base Force

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March 14/15, 1942

Highlights: Midget subs attack Waipapakauri, first ground bombardment at Palembang

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Cocos Islands !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Bara !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Pagai-eilanden !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Moa !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Singkep !!!
New Hanover Island is occupied by the Japanese
Rekata Bay is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:
-

Ships lost:
AMc Digoel sinks in port at Cocos Islands
AMc Gedeh sinks in port at Cocos Islands
Loss of xAKL Mortlake Bank on Mar 14, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Betties near Port Moresby
Loss of xAKL Duijmaer van Twist on Mar 15, 1942 is admitted, sunk by RO-62 near Port Moresby

Ships sunk:
SSX Ha-9 is reported to have been sunk near Waipapakauri on Mar 14, 1942
TK Yuho Maru is reported to have been sunk near Toyohara on Mar 15, 1942

CBI:
Not much happening but digging and training. Indian Divisions busy upgrading to 1942 Infantry squads - I have disbanded one brigade-sized unit arriving with 1942 Inf Squads in order to boost the pools and to be able to upgrade A/B/C elements of split divisions in turn.

SRA:
Cocos Island bombarded, invaded and taken easily by elements of the IJA Guards Division.
Stay-behind Kingfisher float planes operating from Zamboanga damage a passing transport at Jolo - guess this will invite a Japanese reply.

SWPac:
Lord Howe Island expands fortifications to size 2, reinforcements including Infantry, AA, CD, construction engineers and AV support start arriving.

SoPac:
Midget subs attack at Waipapakauri but are driven off or sunk by ASW patrols. Warspite is ready to leave port for the short hop to Auckland.

CentPac:
Recon flights start photographing Japanese-held atolls and islands in range of Pago-Pago.

NoPac:
Looks like keeping four CAs - albeit the oldest ones - and all Omaha class CLs in the North is too much. Will send them to Bremerton for the April upgrades and then redeploy some of them to do some raiding and recon in the CentPac.

Homefront / Rear areas:
Luckily I have been able to evacuate the Dutch ARDs from Java, they are being put to good use in Down Under:
CL Java in ARD Tjilitlap Kv at Melbourne
SS O23 in ARD Tandjong Kv-1 at Perth

Selected action reports:

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ASW attack near Waipapakauri at 115,182

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-9, hits 5, on fire, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Smith
DD Perkins

SSX Ha-9 is sighted by escort
Ha-9 bottoming out ....
DD Perkins attacking submerged sub ....
SSX Ha-9 eludes ASW attack from DD Perkins
DD Perkins cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-9
Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
Escort abandons search for sub

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ASW attack near Waipapakauri at 115,182

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-8, hits 5, heavy damage

Allied Ships
DD Smith
DD Perkins
DD Cushing

SSX Ha-8 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Smith
Ha-8 bottoming out ....
DD Perkins fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cushing cannot establish contact with SSX Ha-8
DD Cushing cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-8
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cushing fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Naval bombardment of Cocos Islands at 33,101

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
CL Kuma
DD Asagao
DD Satsuki
DD Oboro
DD Suzukaze
DD Yamakaze
DMS W-16

Allied Ships
AMc Digoel, Shell hits 1, heavy damage
AMc Gedeh, Shell hits 1, heavy damage

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 8
Port hits 10
Port supply hits 1

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Ground combat at Cocos Islands (33,101)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 5306 troops, 38 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 156

Defending force 306 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 260

Allied adjusted defense: 1

Japanese assault odds: 260 to 1 (fort level 1)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Cocos Islands !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Do-24K-1: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender:
Attacker: shock(+)

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

Allied ground losses:
276 casualties reported
Squads: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 1

Assaulting units:
19th Ind Engineer Regiment
Imperial Guards/A Div /2

Defending units:
Marinier Battalion

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Jolo at 74,92

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
OS2U-3 Kingfisher x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Taito Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Japanese ground losses:
49 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x OS2U-3 Kingfisher bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 lb SAP Bomb

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Sub attack near Tandjoengselor at 68,95

Japanese Ships
xAK Yasukawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
PB Chitose Maru

Allied Ships
SS KXV

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Sub attack near Toyohara at 125,48

Japanese Ships
TK Yuho Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
PB Shinko Maru #2

Allied Ships
SS Pompano

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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 21817 troops, 198 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 803

Defending force 42915 troops, 413 guns, 222 vehicles, Assault Value = 1374

Assaulting units:
WS KNIL Territory Regiment
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
5/14th Punjab Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
Riouw KNIL Battalion
11th Indian Division
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
Zuid KNIL Battalion
SSVF Brigade
9th Indian Division
Teloekbetoeng Base Force
9th Avn Sup Afd
Pontianak Base Force
Malaya Army
10th Avn Sup Afd
12th Avn Sup Afd
Palembang ML Base Force
Padang Base Force
Singkawang Base Force
24th NZ Pioneer Coy /1

Defending units:
4th Ind Engineer Regiment
1st Tank Regiment
56th Division
5th Division
33rd Division
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion



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March 16/17, 1942

Highlights: Wenchow falls

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Wenchow !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Katha !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Mussau Island !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Mare' !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Djemadja !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Fergusson Island !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Noemfoor !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Vella Lavella !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Treasury Islands !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Sipora !!!
Bhamo is occupied by the Japanese
Broome is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:
-

Ships lost:
xAKL Sigli sinks at sea, due to damage received by bombs off Port Moresby the turn before
Loss of AVP Pollux on Mar 16, 1942 is admitted, sunk by I-10 off Perth

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
Wenchow falls after bombardment, bombings and shock attack.

SRA:
Recently liberated Sampit invaded again by Japanese.
Zamboanga invaded as well, Kingfishers relocate to Cebu.

SWPac:
SS Argonaut lays minefield at Normanby Island ( 102 , 133) and sets course for Sydney

SoPac:
H6K4 Mavis sighted over Waipapakauri, still looking for Warspite.

CentPac:
Pearl Harbor expands fortifications to size 5

NoPac:
Cold.

Selected action reports:

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Night Naval bombardment of Wenchow at 89,58

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato

Allied ground losses:
290 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 25 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

Resources hits 2
Manpower hits 5
Light Industry hits 2
Fires 5972
Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 29
Port hits 2
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 2

E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Yamashiro
BB Yamashiro firing at Wenchow
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Fuso
BB Fuso firing at 28th Chinese/B Corps
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Mutsu
BB Mutsu firing at 100th Chinese/C Corps
BB Nagato firing at Wenchow

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Ground combat at Wenchow (89,58)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 31409 troops, 253 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 983

Defending force 18740 troops, 83 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 482

Japanese adjusted assault: 2152

Allied adjusted defense: 451

Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Wenchow !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
2289 casualties reported
Squads: 6 destroyed, 282 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 13 (3 destroyed, 10 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
24362 casualties reported
Squads: 947 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 835 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 74 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 56 (56 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 6

Assaulting units:
17th Ind.Mixed Brigade
116th Division
56th Infantry Brigade
58th Infantry Brigade
102nd Infantry Regiment
13th Army
4th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
100th Chinese/B Corps
88th Chinese/B Corps
28th Chinese/B Corps
88th Chinese/C Corps
28th Chinese/C Corps
100th Chinese/C Corps


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Night Naval bombardment of Norfolk Island at 113,170

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
DD Aylwin
DD Farragut
DMS Boggs
DMS Zane

Japanese ground losses:
89 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 5 destroyed, 3 disabled

Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 15
Port hits 13
Port supply hits 5

SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA Louisville
CA Louisville firing at Norfolk Island
DD Aylwin firing at Norfolk Island
DD Farragut firing at Norfolk Island
DMS Boggs firing at Norfolk Island
DMS Zane firing at II/66th Naval Guard Unit

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Ground combat at Manila (79,77)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 56391 troops, 564 guns, 352 vehicles, Assault Value = 2143

Defending force 72097 troops, 787 guns, 261 vehicles, Assault Value = 2244

Japanese ground losses:
104 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

Allied ground losses:
109 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 9 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Assaulting units:
21st Ind Engineer Regiment
11th Garrison Unit
7th Tank Regiment
21st/B Division
10th Garrison Unit
20th Ind Engineer Regiment
16th Division
3rd Ind Engineer Regiment
38th Division
48th Division
4th Tank Regiment
21st/A Division
2nd Tank Regiment
21st/C Division
8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Hvy.Artillery Regiment
1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
14th Army
1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
3rd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
57th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
102nd PA Infantry Division
21st PA Infantry Division
45th PS Infantry Regimental Combat Team
1st PA Infantry Division
31st PA Infantry Division
192nd Tank Battalion
194th Tank Battalion
91st PA Infantry Division
61st PA Infantry Division
4th Marine Regiment
71st PA Infantry Division
26th PS Cavalry Regiment
11th PA Infantry Division
31st Infantry Regiment
51st PA Infantry Division
41st PA Infantry Division
2nd PA Constabulary Division
200th & 515th Coast AA Regiment
USAFFE
I Philippine Corps
1st USMC AA Battalion
II Philippine Corps
Subic Bay Defenses
88th PS Field Artillery Regiment
Cavite USN Base Force


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Ground combat at Palembang (48,91)

Japanese Bombardment attack

Attacking force 29692 troops, 315 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 1374

Defending force 30110 troops, 235 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 804

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

Assaulting units:
4th Ind Engineer Regiment
56th Division
5th Division
1st Tank Regiment
33rd Division
3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
18th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
5th Mortar Battalion

Defending units:
Riouw KNIL Battalion
Zuid KNIL Battalion
4th KNIL Landstorm Battalion
11th Indian Division
WS KNIL Territory Regiment
West Borneo KNIL Battalion
SSVF Brigade
5/14th Punjab Battalion
SE Borneo KNIL Battalion
9th Indian Division
Teloekbetoeng Base Force
Malaya Army
Pontianak Base Force
10th Avn Sup Afd
Padang Base Force
Palembang ML Base Force
12th Avn Sup Afd
Singkawang Base Force
9th Avn Sup Afd
24th NZ Pioneer Coy /1

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March 18/19, 1942

Highlights: Empty convoy savaged off Exmouth

Bases lost:
Derby is occupied by the Japanese
Cape Gloucester is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces RECAPTURE Sampit !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Santa Maria !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Zamboanga !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Enggano !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Ontong Java !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Guiuan !!!

Bases liberated:
-

Ships lost:
xAK Koomilya sinks, victim of I-159 near Exmouth
xAK Dumosa sinks, also victim of I-159 near Exmouth
xAK Anshun sinks, victim of Mini-KB near Exmouth....
xAK Aroona sinks, victim of Mini-KB near Exmouth....
xAK Mangola sinks, victim of Mini-KB near Exmouth....
xAK Yochow sinks, victim of Mini-KB near Exmouth....
xAK Time sinks, victim of Mini-KB near Exmouth....
Loss of xAK Kauri on Mar 18, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Mini-KB near Exmouth
Loss of xAK Beltana on Mar 18, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Mini-KB near Exmouth
Loss of xAK Goulburn on Mar 18, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Mini-KB near Exmouth
Loss of xAK Momba on Mar 18, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Mini-KB near Exmouth
Loss of AMc Bantam on Mar 18, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Mini-KB near Port Hedland
Loss of xAPc MMS-93 on Mar 19, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Mini-KB near Port Hedland
Loss of xAPc MMS-94 on Mar 19, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Nells near Exmouth
Loss of xAK Talune on Mar 19, 1942 is admitted, sunk by CA Ashigara near Exmouth

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
Quiet.

SRA:
The usual bombings and bombardment attacks at Medan, Palembang, Bandoeng and Manila.

SWPac:
TF 284 shadowed by Japanese Dive Bomber at 51,128 near Exmouth - harbinger of worse to come, a convoy sent to pick-up resources at Port Hedland got almost wiped-out by Mini-KB and accompanying SAG, as well as an AMc and two xAPc sent to pick-up the Port Hedland base force. Luckily the Japanese missed another convoy of two RN CLs and two APs unloading at Carnarvon.

SoPac:
Expected visit by KB has not materialised yet
Japanese Patrol sighted over Waipapakauri - they won't leave Warspite alone

CentPac:
Recon uncovers aircraft and anchor symbols at Canton Is. which has now a size 2 airbase and port. This is asking for a bombardment mission.

NoPac:
Quiet and cold.

Homefront / Rear areas:
Tons of MAG airgroup HQs have arrived - now I could use some good Marine air units - what I have is flying obsolete airframes and will only serve for training.

Selected action reports:

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Exmouth at 51,128

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
B5N2 Kate x 21
D3A1 Val x 9

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAK Anshun, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Momba, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Beltana, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Aroona, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Kauri, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Mangola, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
xAK Goulburn, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
12 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Anshun
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Aroona

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March 20/21, 1942

Highlights: Northern Oz bases fall one by one into the hands of the enemy.

Bas6es lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Rambutyo !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Mangole !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Erromango !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Kiriwina Island !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Green Island !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Catbalogan !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Umboi Island !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Torokina !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Baybay !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Lingga !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Kai-eilanden !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Soebi-besar !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Dumaguete !!!
Talasea is occupied by the Japanese
Basilan is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:

Ships lost:
Loss of xAP Talma on Mar 21, 1942 is admitted, sunk by RO-34 near Geraldton

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
SS O19 lays minefield at Medan ( 46 , 76) and sets course for Colombo
CM Abdiel lays defensive minefield at Diego Garcia ( 11 , 62) and sets course for Colombo
All Chinese air units have now been bought out to the "China Air Task Force HQ" - bombers are hauling supplies from Ledo, the fighters will train somewhere in India while waiting for better aiframes.

SRA:
The usual bombings and bombardments at the remaining bases.

SWPac:
Japanese Float Plane sighted over Lord Howe Island - not good, surely the build-up has been discovered.
Cairns expands airfield to size 4 - and receives a bombing group flying B-26 semi-trained in naval bombing.
APDs have joined the supply runs to PM.
Norfolk Island bombarded again by CA Louisville.
Amphibious Assault at Port Hedland.
Amphibious Assault at Wyndham.
Remaining troops at Darwin except the static CD unit begin withdrawal to Tennant Creek.

SoPac:
Pago Pago expands airfield to size 4
I-17 is sighted by the escorts of BB Tennessee near Tahiti - the BB is heading for Oz to join the others.

CentPac:
Quiet.

NoPac:
Quiet and thawing.

Homefront / Rear areas:
Three damaged BBs remain at PH under repair - Nevada, West Virginia and California.

Intel:
Tabiteuea expands airfield to size 2
22nd Ind Engineer Regiment is located at Wake Island
> looks like the Japanese are converting the CentPac area into a fortress
1/III/124th Infantry Battalion is loaded on xAP Manzyu Maru moving to Exmouth - well, can't be helped
12 men are based at Kushiro - now that asks for a commando raid by submarine transport

Selected action reports:

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ASW attack near Tahiti at 172,179

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
BB Tennessee
CA Chicago
DD Kane
DD Hatfield

SS I-17 is sighted by escort
DD Kane fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatfield fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Norfolk Island at 113,170

Allied Ships
CA Louisville
DD Aylwin
DD Farragut
DMS Boggs
DMS Zane

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 6
Port hits 4
Port supply hits 2

SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA Louisville
CA Louisville firing at Norfolk Island
DD Aylwin firing at Norfolk Island
DD Farragut firing at Norfolk Island
DMS Boggs firing at Norfolk Island
DMS Zane firing at Norfolk Island

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Submarine attack near Geraldton at 48,141

Japanese Ships
SS RO-34

Allied Ships
xAP Talma, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

xAP Talma is sighted by SS RO-34
SS RO-34 attacking on the surface

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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS RO-68, hits 5

Allied Ships
APD Dent

SS RO-68 launches 6 torpedoes
APD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
APD Dent attacking submerged sub ....
APD Dent fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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March 22/23, 1942

Highlights: Manila bombarded by BBs

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Ambrym !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Port Hedland !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Vanimo !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Long Island !!!
Wyndham is occupied by the Japanese
Tacloban is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:

Ships lost:
Loss of AVP Heron on Mar 22, 1942 is admitted, sunk by Mini-KB near Geraldton

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
TF 547 sights Japanese Float Plane at 40,8 near Karachi - enemy sub still lurking
Chittagong expands fortifications to size 4
23rd Indian/C Division - some devices have been upgraded at Madras (to Ind Inf Section 42)

SRA:
9th Indian/A Division - some devices have been upgraded at Palembang (to Ind Inf Section 42)
Manila bombarded by four BBs, supplies drop from 32k to 27k. Was an error to make the last stand at Manila - yes, has good defensive terrain and light industry to produce supplies, but without the Bataan CD guns it is too vulnerable

SWPac:
1st Motor Brigade - some devices have been upgraded at Perth (to AMF Inf Sect 42)
Amphibious TF 67 unloading at Exmouth

SoPac:
2nd Marine Regiment - some devices have been upgraded at Suva (to USMC 42 Rifle squads)
I-17 still lurking around Tahiti

CentPac:
YP-116 resumes patrol, enroute to 158 , 77 near Kure Island > one of the Yippies used as pickets in the Aleutian - Midway gap

NoPac:
Nothing to report.

Intel:
Previous report of sinking of SS I-164 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
104th/A Division is planning for an attack on Wuchow.

Selected action reports:

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Sub attack near Cairns at 93,139

Japanese Ships
SS RO-60

Allied Ships
APD Crane, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage - but arrived at Townsville

SS RO-60 launches 2 torpedoes
RO-60 diving deep ....
Sub escapes detection

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Geraldton at 44,142

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
D3A1 Val x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 3 damaged

Allied Ships
AVP Heron, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 10000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Sub attack near Tahiti at 173,181

Japanese Ships
SS I-17

Allied Ships
PG Charleston

SS I-17 launches 2 torpedoes
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
PG Charleston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Naval bombardment of Manila at 79,77

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato

Allied ground losses:
321 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 24 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 14 (4 destroyed, 10 disabled)
Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Manpower hits 6
Light Industry hits 1
Resources hits 1
Fires 5522
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 36
Port hits 20
Port fuel hits 3
Port supply hits 2

E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Yamashiro
BB Yamashiro firing at Manila
BB Fuso firing at Manila
BB Mutsu firing at Manila
BB Nagato firing at Manila

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March 24/25, 1942

Highlights: PTs score some hits at PM, Mini-KB scores some hits off Perth

Bases lost:
San Jose is occupied by the Japanese
Roxas is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces CAPTURE Hansa Bay !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Nadzab !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Ouv'ea !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Goodenough Island !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Djambi !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Timoeka !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Groot Natoena !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Choiseul Bay !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Arawe !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tapul !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Exmouth !!!

Bases liberated:
-

Ships lost:
Off Perth, sunk by Mini-KB:
AMC Cornwallis sinks....
TK Manvantara sinks....
TK British Destiny sinks....
xAP Diomed sinks....
xAP Koolinda sinks....
xAP Mungana sinks....

At Port Moresby by SAG actions:
Loss of PT-61 on Mar 24, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-21 on Mar 25, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-24 on Mar 25, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-39 on Mar 25, 1942 is admitted
Loss of PT-46 on Mar 25, 1942 is admitted
Loss of MTB 12 on Mar 25, 1942 is admitted
Loss of xAKL Mulubinda on Mar 24, 1942 is admitted

Ships sunk:
DMS W-3 is reported to have been sunk near Port Moresby on Mar 25, 1942

CBI:
TF 340 snooped by Japanese Float Plane at 36,5 near Karachi - damned sub is still eluding my air search and ASW patrols. Lots of digging and training going on and although upgraded to 42 infantry, Indian infantry units remain woefully understrength.

Japanese SRA:
Usual bombings and bombardments of the hold-outs.
Pamekasan - the island of Soerabaya - has been invaded with battleship support - slight case of overkill.

Western Ajustralia:
Mini-KB moved south from Exmouth outside air search range as I found out the hard way. Although I have started evacuating shipping from the Perth area and rerouting Oz-bound convoys from Cape Town and Abadan to go to Melbourne instead of Perth as soon as Mini-KB made its presence in the IO felt, some convoys are still within Mini-KBs wide reach. Actually Mini-KB managed to stumble right into the middle of a convoy at night. From four different convoys two out of five TKs and three out of 12 APs have been sunk, plus an escorting "AMC" Q-Ship. Luckily Mini-KB gave Perth itself a wide berth - the precious ARD are slowly being towed away to the East to hide at Esperance.

SWPac:
Lord Howe Island expands airfield to size 1.
PM is being reinforced again by the Japanese, another brigade of the 14th Division arriving. The covering forces sink most of the interferring PTs, but a few PTs manage to reach the convoy to sink an DMS and damage a CM. B-26 with pilots trained in naval bombing (70s-60s) make their combat debut but hit nothing and loose three of their numbers to Zeros and AA.

SoPac:
The usual enemy subs lurking around Tahiti.

CentPac:
Still belongs to the Japanese.

NoPac:
DM Breese lays defensive minefield at Kodiak ( 181 , 42) and sets course for Pearl Harbor

Intel:
Previous report of sinking of SS I-158 incorrect. Intelligence reports ship is still in service
Coastwatcher sighting: 1 Japanese ship at 111,135 near Vangunu , Speed 24 , Moving Southeast - too fast for a sub or AMC or merchies - some warship on an urgent mission?

Selected action reports:

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,131, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tama
DD Shiranui
DD Arare
DD Kasumi
DD Karii
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
xAKL Mulubinda, Shell hits 9, and is sunk

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 10,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CL Tama
DD Shiranui
DD Arare
DD Kasumi
DD Karii
DD Yanagi

Allied Ships
PT-48
PT-59
PT-60
PT-61, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 8,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
CA Aoba
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Akigumo
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Ikazuchi
DD Isonami
DMS W-13

Allied Ships
PT-21
PT-24
PT-39
PT-46, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

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Night Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 1,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CM Okinoshima, Torpedo hits 1
CL Kiso
DD Mutsuki
E Uji
TB Kari
DMS W-3, Shell hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
DMS W-11, Shell hits 1
AMC Aikoku Maru
xAP Kitano Maru, Shell hits 2
xAP Teikyo Maru

Allied Ships
PT-21
PT-24
PT-39

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Port Moresby at 98,130, Range 18,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CA Nachi
CA Aoba
CA Furutaka
CA Kako
DD Akigumo
DD Urakaze
DD Hamakaze
DD Tanikaze
DD Kawakaze
DD Ikazuchi
DD Isonami
DMS W-13

Allied Ships
PT-21, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-24, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
PT-39, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 21

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 2 destroyed, 7 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Furutaka
xAP Teikyo Maru
AMC Aikoku Maru
CA Aoba
CA Nachi

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 2000 feet *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 2000 feet *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 2000 feet *
Naval Attack: 3 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

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Night Naval bombardment of Pamekasan at 57,105

Japanese Ships
BB Hyuga
BB Ise
CL Kuma

Airbase hits 5
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 18
Port hits 10
Port supply hits 2

E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Hyuga
BB Hyuga firing at Pamekasan
BB Ise firing at Pamekasan
CL Kuma firing at Pamekasan

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Night Naval bombardment of Portland Roads at 91,132

Allied Ships
CL Colombo

CL Colombo firing at Kure 3rd SNLF

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Busselton at 34,149, Range 23,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu
CVL Ryujo
CS Mizuho
BB Haruna
CL Yura
DD Yugumo
DD Nenohi
DD Wakaba
DD Shikinami
DD Ayanami
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
AMC Cornwallis
xAP Koolinda
xAP Mungana

Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Both Task Forces evade combat

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Busselton at 34,149, Range 26,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
CV Soryu
CVL Ryujo
CS Mizuho
BB Haruna
CL Yura
DD Yugumo
DD Nenohi
DD Wakaba
DD Shikinami
DD Ayanami
DD Asagiri

Allied Ships
xAP Empress ' Asia
xAP Aorangi

Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Both Task Forces evade combat

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Busselton at 30,148

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
D3A1 Val x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
TK British Destiny, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
TK Manvantara, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK British Destiny
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring TK Manvantara

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Busselton at 35,148

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 7
D3A1 Val x 18

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Mungana, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Koolinda, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
AMC Cornwallis, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Koolinda

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Busselton at 31,148

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 9

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Aorangi, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Busselton at 31,158

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
B5N2 Kate x 7

No Japanese losses

Allied Ships
xAP Diomed, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
xAP Lycaon, Bomb hits 2, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 4000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Busselton at 35,148

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
D3A1 Val x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 5 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Mungana, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAP Koolinda, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Mungana
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Koolinda

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March 26/27, 1942

Highlights: KB sighted off Raoul Island, US cruisers bombard Canton Island

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Medan !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Pamekasan !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Obi !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Epi !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Vangunu !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Terempa !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Tassafaronga !!!
Myitkyina is occupied by the Japanese
Aitape is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:
-

Ships lost:
Loss of xAK William R. Gibson on Mar 26, 1942 is admitted, sunk by I-16 near Ta'u at 151,161
Loss of MTB 26 on Mar 26, 1942 is admitted, sunk by DD Isonami off PM
Loss of MTB 7 on Mar 27, 1942 is admitted, sunk by DD Usugumooff PM
xAP Lycaon sunk by Mini-KB south of Perth - after damaging 6 Vals all by herself

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
Wuchow expands fortifications to size 4.

SRA:
Medan garrison finally succumbs after weeks of suffering bombardements. Usual bombings and bombardements at Manila, Palembang, Bandoeng.

Western Australia:
Mini-KB moves further south, sinking an AP SSE of Perth which had been damaged the day before and split-off as sacrifical lamb. The main convoy escaped notice and might make it to safety if Mini-KB doen't move even further south - hope fuel and sorties count will force Mini-KB to RTB.

SWPac:
PM bombarded by IJN cruisers, more reinforcements landing. Remaining few PTs sunk in the process. Major elements of the USN have been moving up to Townsville for operations against PM but spent too many ops points refueling to be sent out this turn.

SoPac:
KB sighted a few hexes north of Raoul Island by tender-based PBYs operating from that island. Either going for Warspite at New Zealand of convoy raiding around New Zealand - all ships in the wider area are of course ordered out or into hiding.
Penrhyn Island expands airfield to size 1 - replacing Canton Is. under Japanese occupation as stepping stone for future bomber transfers from PH to Oz
Tahiti expands airfield to size 4

CentPac:
A USN bombarment force from Pago-Pago heading for Canton Is. is intercepted by a handful bomb-carrying Nells which fail to score. A sub guarding Canton fails as well, the bombardment can be rated as effective. The TF will retire to PH for rearming and repairs.

NoPac:
All cruisers and destroyers assigned to this area have assembled at Bremerton for the April upgrades.

Homefront / Rear areas:
Enough PPs assembled to buy-out the first third of the 27th US Inf Division for SWPac

Intel:
Combined Fleet is located at Truk

Selected action reports:

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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
CA Kako
CA Furutaka
CA Aoba
CA Nachi

Allied ground losses:
48 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 26 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Vehicles lost 18 (2 destroyed, 16 disabled)

Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 7
Runway hits 8
Port hits 5
Port supply hits 1

E7K2 Alf acting as spotter for CA Kako
CA Kako firing at 8th Australian Division
CA Furutaka firing at 8th Australian Division
CA Aoba firing at 8th Australian Division
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Nachi
CA Nachi firing at Port Moresby

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Busselton at 41,164

Weather in hex: Severe storms

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 14
D3A1 Val x 11

Japanese aircraft losses
D3A1 Val: 6 damaged

Allied Ships
xAP Lycaon, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Lycaon

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Sub attack near Exmouth at 53,127

Japanese Ships
DD Hatsuharu, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SS O24

SS O24 launches 4 torpedoes
O24 bottoming out ....
Sub escapes detection

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Sub attack near Canton Island at 153,143

Japanese Ships
SS I-172, hits 2

Allied Ships
DD Cassin
CA Chicago
CA Northampton
DD Shaw
DD Gilmer
DD Brooks
DD Fox

SS I-172 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Cassin
DD Gilmer attacking submerged sub ....
DD Gilmer cannot reach attack position over SS I-172
DD Brooks attacking submerged sub ....
DD Brooks cannot reach attack position over SS I-172
SS I-172 eludes DD Brooks by hugging bottom
DD Fox fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cassin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Gilmer fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Brooks fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cassin fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cassin fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Canton Island at 153,143

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 13 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed on ground
E13A1 Jake: 3 damaged
E13A1 Jake: 3 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Chester
CA Northampton

Japanese ground losses:
465 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 17 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

Airbase hits 38
Airbase supply hits 9
Runway hits 80
Port hits 1
Port supply hits 1

SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA Chicago
CA Chicago firing at Canton Island
CA Chester firing at Canton Island
CA Northampton firing at Canton Island

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Ground combat at Medan (46,76)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 8708 troops, 84 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 276

Defending force 4185 troops, 29 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 110

Japanese adjusted assault: 149

Allied adjusted defense: 9

Japanese assault odds: 16 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Medan !!!

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

Japanese ground losses:
332 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 32 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
2219 casualties reported
Squads: 105 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 198 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 31 (31 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units destroyed 2

Assaulting units:
55th Infantry Regiment
114th Infantry Regiment
22nd Recon Regiment
18th Mountain Gun Regiment
36th Field AA Battalion

Defending units:
NS KNIL Territory Regiment
Korps Marechausee Battalion



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March 28/29, 1942

Highlights: PM bombarded by Allied Navies, suffers serious ground attack - KB disappears

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Dagua !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Iloilo !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Kaimana !!!
Banggi is occupied by the Japanese
Isle of Pines is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:
-

Ships lost:
Loss of xAP Princess Adelaide on Mar 28, 1942 is admitted

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
Calm.

SRA:
The usual bombings and bombardements, plus another BB bombardment of Manila.

Western Australia:
Carnarvon invaded.

SWPac:
The Allied Navies launch a major effort to support the besieged garrison of PM. Led by a TF made up of British and New Zealand CLs, followed by four USN TFs of CLs, CAs and 2x BBs plus escorting DDs. Nells and Japanese subs try to intervene but manage only one torpedo hit. However, the bombardment results are disappointing despite prior recon flights and night air recon in each TF. For some reason, the CA group never made it to PM. Unimpressed by the bombardments, the Japanese launched two deliberate ground attacks with scary results, reducing forts from 3 to 1. The smaller Aussie units having been in reserve mode, I expected them to switch to combat mode to join the fight - but they did not - normal? Anyway, the issue is now seriously in doubt. The fleet will retire to Oz and now probably face the interesting prospect of encountering KB barrelling up from Raoul Island.
Oh, and Lae expands airfield to size 2.

SoPac:
KB disappears.
I-19 misses PG Charleston on ASW patril with six torpedos one hex NE of Tahiti.

CentPac:

NoPac:
I-26 sinks xAP Princess Adelaide near Umnak Island with a torp.

Selected action reports:

Night Naval bombardment of Manila at 79,77

Japanese Ships
BB Yamashiro
BB Fuso
BB Mutsu
BB Nagato

Allied ground losses:
265 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 6 destroyed, 18 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

Light Industry hits 3
Resources hits 3
Repair Shipyard hits 2
Manpower hits 2
Fires 5442
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 39
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 2

E8N2 Dave acting as spotter for BB Yamashiro
BB Yamashiro firing at Manila
BB Fuso firing at Manila
BB Mutsu firing at Manila
BB Nagato firing at Manila
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Glasgow, Bomb hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x E13A1 Jake bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid detected at 77 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 29

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 5 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Blue
CL Glasgow
CL Dauntless
CL Leander
CL Colombo
DD Mugford

Aircraft Attacking:
27 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

Japanese aircraft
E13A1 Jake x 4

Japanese aircraft losses
E13A1 Jake: 2 damaged

Allied Ships
CL Dauntless

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x E13A1 Jake bombing from 2000 feet
Naval Attack: 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 25

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 4 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied Ships
DD Mugford
CL Leander
CL Colombo
CL Glasgow

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
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Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Allied Ships
CL Colombo
CL Glasgow
CL Dauntless
CL Leander

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

CL Colombo firing at 14th/A Division
CL Glasgow firing at 14th/B Division
CL Dauntless firing at 144th Infantry Regiment
CL Leander firing at 144th Infantry Regiment
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 28440 troops, 213 guns, 109 vehicles, Assault Value = 834

Defending force 15305 troops, 191 guns, 129 vehicles, Assault Value = 445

Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 2

Japanese adjusted assault: 419

Allied adjusted defense: 409

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2

Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+)
Attacker:

Japanese ground losses:
2245 casualties reported
Squads: 10 destroyed, 131 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
907 casualties reported
Squads: 55 destroyed, 20 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
Guns lost 20 (5 destroyed, 15 disabled)

Assaulting units:
14th/A Division
65th Brigade
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
11th Tank Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
56th Infantry Regiment
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy
14th/B Division

Defending units:
49th Australian Battalion
NG Vol Rifles Battalion
Torres Strait Battalion
8th Australian Division
Papuan Inf Battalion
4th Australian Div /1
15th RAN Base Force
13th Field Regiment
4th Australian Lt AA Regiment
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,131

Japanese Ships
SS RO-62

Allied Ships
BB New Mexico
DMS Chandler
DD Tucker
DD Reid
DD Downes
DD Flusser

SS RO-62 is sighted by escort
DD Tucker fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Reid attacking submerged sub ....
DD Reid cannot establish contact with SS RO-62
SS RO-62 eludes ASW attack from DD Reid
DD Reid loses contact with SS RO-62
DD Downes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Downes fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,131

Japanese Ships
SS RO-62

Allied Ships
BB Colorado
DMS Wasmuth
DD Hull
DD Dewey
DD MacDonough
DD Worden

SS RO-62 is sighted by escort
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD MacDonough fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Worden attacking submerged sub ....
DD Worden cannot reach attack position over SS RO-62
DD Worden loses contact with SS RO-62
DD Worden loses contact with SS RO-62
DD Hull fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Dewey fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Worden fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Worden fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Worden fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Lamson
DMS Chandler
DD Tucker
DD Reid
DD Downes
DD Flusser

SS RO-61 is sighted by escort
DD Tucker attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tucker cannot establish contact with SS RO-61
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Downes fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS RO-61, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Monaghan
DMS Wasmuth
DD Hull
DD Dewey
DD MacDonough
DD Worden

SS RO-61 is sighted by escort
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Dewey fails to find sub and abandons search
DD MacDonough fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Worden attacking submerged sub ....
SS RO-61 eludes DD Worden by hugging bottom
DD Worden cannot establish contact with SS RO-61
DD Hull fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Worden fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub
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Sub attack near Port Moresby at 98,130

Japanese Ships
SS RO-67, hits 1

Allied Ships
CL Nashville, Torpedo hits 1
DD Jarvis
DD Patterson

SS RO-67 launches 6 torpedoes at CL Nashville
DD Jarvis attacking submerged sub ....
DD Jarvis cannot establish contact with SS RO-67
DD Patterson fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Jarvis attacking submerged sub ....
DD Jarvis loses contact with SS RO-67
DD Jarvis cannot reach attack position over SS RO-67
DD Jarvis fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Jarvis fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Jarvis fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Jarvis fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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ASW attack near Cairns at 93,139

Japanese Ships
SS RO-60

Allied Ships
CA Astoria
CA New Orleans
CA Louisville
DD Fanning
DD Cummings
DD Mahan

SS RO-60 is sighted by escort
RO-60 diving deep ....
DD Cummings fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Mahan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mahan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mahan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mahan fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mahan fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Allied Ships
CL Phoenix
CL Honolulu
CL Helena
CL St. Louis

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

CL Phoenix firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
CL Honolulu firing at 14th/A Division
CL Helena firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
CL St. Louis firing at 14th/A Division
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
BB New Mexico
BB Idaho

Japanese ground losses:
265 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Mississippi
BB Mississippi firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
BB New Mexico firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
BB Idaho firing at 14th/B Division
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130

Allied Ships
BB Pennsylvania
BB Colorado
BB Maryland

Japanese ground losses:
116 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Pennsylvania
BB Pennsylvania firing at 65th Brigade
BB Colorado firing at 14th/B Division
BB Maryland firing at 56th Infantry Regiment
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ASW attack near Port Moresby at 97,131

Japanese Ships
SS RO-67

Allied Ships
BB Mississippi
DMS Chandler
DD Tucker
DD Reid
DD Downes
DD Flusser

SS RO-67 is sighted by escort
DD Tucker attacking submerged sub ....
SS RO-67 eludes DD Tucker by diving deep
DD Reid fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Downes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tucker fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Reid fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Downes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Downes fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Downes fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 26806 troops, 213 guns, 108 vehicles, Assault Value = 682

Defending force 14618 troops, 187 guns, 129 vehicles, Assault Value = 389

Japanese adjusted assault: 262

Allied adjusted defense: 241

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1

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

Japanese ground losses:
618 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 92 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
Vehicles lost 21 (2 destroyed, 19 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
848 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 63 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 19 disabled
Engineers: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
Guns lost 37 (2 destroyed, 35 disabled)
Vehicles lost 8 (2 destroyed, 6 disabled)

Assaulting units:
11th Tank Regiment
Sasebo 3rd SNLF
2nd Indpt SNLF Coy
14th/A Division
65th Brigade
56th Infantry Regiment
144th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
14th/B Division

Defending units:
4th Australian Division
NG Vol Rifles Battalion
49th Australian Battalion
8th Australian Division
Papuan Inf Battalion
Torres Strait Battalion
15th RAN Base Force
13th Field Regiment
4th Australian Lt AA Regiment
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Ground combat at Carnarvon (49,133)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 706 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

Defending force 808 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

Assaulting units:
Marinier Battalion

Defending units:
III/124th Infantry Battalion



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I think that it is normal for the Reserve mode units not to come out of reserve mode if the attacker can not take the base.

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March 30/31, 1942

Highlights: KB still hovering off Raoul Island

Bases lost:
Siargao is occupied by the Japanese
Warazup is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces CAPTURE Lakatoro !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Nookanbah !!!

Bases liberated:
-

Ships lost:
-

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
Northern Combat Area Command HQ has arrived at Tsuyung and will be airlifted to Ledo to provide support for the few unrestricted Chineses units which have or will be flown to the fleshpots of India.

SRA:
Japanese Ships Bombarding enemy troops at Bandjermasin - Dutch remnants from Balikpapan coming out of the jungles of Borneo

Western Australia:
Japanese Ships Bombarding Carnarvon. The base will fall at the first attack, the only defenders are the weakened remnants of the Dutch Marines Bn which have been air-evaced from Cocos Island. Don't know why Ed is waiting to launch a ground attack.

SWPac:
The fleet makes a clean escape from PM to Townsville and the ships due to upgrade in April will now try to return to the shipyards in Southern Oz under cover of LBA fighters.

SoPac:
The beginning of the turn showed KB again sitting a few hexes north of Raoul Island. Not sure what to think about the sighting reports:
PBY-5 Catalina sighting report: 7 Japanese ships at 130,178 near Raoul Island , Speed 18 , Moving Northwest - that is south of Raoul Island
PBY-5 Catalina sighting report: 10 Japanese ships at 124,172 near Raoul Island , Speed 11 , Moving Northwest - that is north of Raoul Island
PBY-5 Catalina sighting report: 10 Japanese ships at 145,158 near Savaii, speed 19, Moving East - that would be a move at warp speed
I think KB made a night dash into the waters south of Raoul Island, but did not linger long and was picked up by the Cats on the way back up north, again passing by Raoul ISland. At least that is what I am hoping for, since I still have numerous convoys at sea between Wellington and Tahiti which try to leave the danger zone.

CentPac:
-

NoPac:
Slowly reinforcing Adak with AA, CD and Eng assets.

Homefront / Rear areas:
-

Intel:
-

Selected action reports:

Night Naval bombardment of Bandjermasin at 60,99

Japanese Ships
CL Kuma
DD Oboro
DD Yamakaze

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

E7K2 Alf acting as spotter for CL Kuma
CL Kuma firing at Balikpapan Base Force
DD Oboro firing at Balikpapan Base Force
DD Yamakaze firing at Balikpapan Base Force

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Sub attack near Carnarvon at 48,133

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Myoko
DD Hatsukaze
DMS W-20
DD Michishio
DD Tokitsukaze

Allied Ships
SS O20, hits 3

SS O20 launches 4 torpedoes at CL Kitakami
DD Michishio fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Tokitsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tokitsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tokitsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Tokitsukaze attacking submerged sub ....
DD Tokitsukaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Carnarvon at 48,133

Japanese Ships
CL Kitakami, heavy damage
DD Michishio

Allied Ships
SS O20, hits 1

SS O20 launches 6 torpedoes at CL Kitakami
DD Michishio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Michishio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Michishio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Michishio fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Michishio attacking submerged sub ....
DD Michishio is out of ASW ammo
DD Michishio is out of ASW ammo
DD Michishio is out of ASW ammo
DD Michishio is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub

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Night Naval bombardment of Carnarvon at 49,133

Japanese Ships
CA Ashigara
CA Haguro
CA Myoko

Allied ground losses:
474 casualties reported
Squads: 4 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 36 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Port hits 1
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2

E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Ashigara
CA Ashigara firing at Carnarvon
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for CA Haguro
CA Haguro firing at Marinier Battalion
CA Myoko firing at Marinier Battalion

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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Aus Cav Brigade, at 75,128 , near Katherine

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 42 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 7

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Highlights: Entire KB sunk due to stormy weather - the fools!

Bases lost:
Coen is occupied by the Japanese
Sarmi is occupied by the Japanese
Japanese forces CAPTURE Boela !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Corunna Downs !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Nabire !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Babo !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Sawahloento !!!


Bases liberated:
Ketapang is occupied by the Allies

Ships lost:
-

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
Calcutta expands fortifications to size 5

Japanese SRA:
SS O19 lays minefield near Rangoon ( 54 , 54) and sets course for Colombo

Western Australia:
-

Northern Australia:
Australien ground forces near Katherine suffer bombing attacks, this will delay their retreat to Tennant Creek.

SWPac:
SBD-3 Dauntless sighting report: 8 Japanese ships at 91,170 near Port Kembla, speed 15, Moving Southwest > that is two hexes from Sydney - almost suffered a heart attack, but seems to be a false sighting
Port Moresby expands fortifications to size 2 - the diggers are digging fast!

SoPac:
KB has vanished again from the map - maybe sunk in a storm?
April fool's jokes aside - it might be near Noumea: PBY-5 Catalina sighting report: 10 Japanese ships at 118,166 near Isle of Pines , Speed 16 , Moving West

CentPac:-

NoPac:-

Homefront / Rear areas:
CV Yorktown taken out of commission to begin refit
CV Enterprise taken out of commission to begin refit
CV Hornet taken out of commission to begin refit
CA Portland beginning refit in shipyard
CA Indianapolis beginning refit in shipyard
CA Pensacola beginning refit in shipyard
CA Salt Lake City beginning refit in shipyard
CA Vincennes beginning refit in shipyard
CL Concord beginning refit in shipyard
CL Raleigh beginning refit in shipyard
CL Detroit beginning refit in shipyard
CL Trenton beginning refit in shipyard
CL Marblehead beginning refit in shipyard
DD Craven beginning refit in shipyard
DD Gridley beginning refit in shipyard
DD McCall beginning refit in shipyard
DD Maury beginning refit in shipyard
DD Smith beginning refit in shipyard
DD Preston beginning refit in shipyard
DD Cushing beginning refit in shipyard
DD Perkins beginning refit in shipyard
DD Porter beginning refit in shipyard
DD Selfridge beginning refit in shipyard
DD Phelps beginning refit in shipyard
DD Balch beginning refit in shipyard
DD Clark beginning refit in shipyard
DMS Stewart beginning refit in shipyard
DMS Whipple beginning refit in shipyard
SS Cuttlefish taken out of commission to begin refit
SS Plunger taken out of commission to begin refit
SS Salmon taken out of commission to begin refit
SS Seal begins refit while under repair
SS Snapper taken out of commission to begin refit
SS Sturgeon begins refit while under repair
SS Triton taken out of commission to begin refit
SS Grouper taken out of commission to begin refit
SS Finback taken out of commission to begin refit
SS S-35 begins refit while under repair
SS S-43 taken out of commission to begin refit
SS S-47 taken out of commission to begin refit
AM Lithgow taken out of commission to begin refit
xAP Tawali beginning refit in shipyard

Intel:
1st Garrison Unit is loaded on a Kachidoki Maru class xAP moving to Singapore - probably relieving combat troops for further conquests. Hope that Manila, Palembang and Bandoeng will keep the IJA occupied for a while!

Selected action reports:

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ASW attack near Umnak Island at 169,52

Japanese Ships
SS I-26, hits 3

Allied Ships
AM Outarde
AM Quatsino

SS I-26 is sighted by escort
I-26 diving deep ....
AM Quatsino fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Quatsino attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-26 eludes ASW attack from AM Quatsino
AM Quatsino fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Quatsino fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Quatsino fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub vs Sub: SS Truant attacking SS I-162 at 53,55 - near Rangoon

Japanese Ships
SS I-162

Allied Ships
SS Truant

SS Truant launches 2 torpedoes at 2,000 yards

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Afternoon Air attack on 6th Aus Cav Brigade, at 75,128 , near Katherine

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 6

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 19th Australian Battalion, at 75,128 , near Katherine

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 7

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 6000 feet
Ground Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Highlights: KB spotted 10 hexes East of Brisbane

Bases lost:
Japanese forces CAPTURE Carnarvon !!!
Japanese forces CAPTURE Gorong !!!
Aoba Island is occupied by the Japanese

Bases liberated:
-

Ships lost:
xAKL Lady Isobel sunk by CruDD-SAG at Port Moresby

Ships sunk:
-

CBI:
-

Japanese SRA:
-

Western Australia:
As predicted, Carnarvon falls in the first attack to a lone Bn. Seems to be just a nuisance attack, I will send some Aussie units North to take it back.

Northern Australia:
Slow retreat continues.

SWPac:


KB spotted 10 hexes east of Brisbane going NE - while the balance of the US surface fleet is at Maryborough, going S. The fleet will go to full speed destination Sydney, while all available fighters - about 120 P-39s and P-40 - gather at Brisbane to provide LRCAP. At Townsville, British, Dutch and Commonwealth CLs and DDs will gather to be expended in the defense of PM.
2 x C-47 Skytrain transporting 641st Towed Tank Destroyer Battalion to Port Moresby - to counter the IJA tanks

SoPac:
I-19 active off Tahiti and manages to evade 2 DDs hunting her.

CentPac:
-

NoPac:
-

Homefront / Rear areas:
SS KXVII in ARD Tandjong Kv-2 at Esperance
SS KXIV in ARD Tandjong Kv-1 at Esperance
DD Benham taken out of commission to begin refit at Wellington
DD Ellet taken out of commission to begin refit at Wellington
DD Allen taken out of commission to begin refit at Pearl Harbor
SS Tuna taken out of commission to begin refit at Pearl Harbor
SS Gato begins refit while under repair at Pearl Harbor

Intel:
1/41st Infantry Regiment is loaded on AK Yamasimo Maru moving to Wyndham.

Selected action reports:
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