7 Dec 41
Midget subs tried to get into Pearl Harbor. Two succeeded. SSX Ha-22 hit Tennessee with a torpedo, and SSX Ha-18 hit California with a torpedo. That's the best I've ever seen from the tiny subs.
I-157 sank xAKL Dai Tung east of Kota Bharu. That ship starts in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Destroyer Ward left Pearl and headed east. I-3 hit it with a torpedo, sinking the ship that should have been going after the midget subs.
KB moved to a point 6 hexes northwest of Pearl Harbor. This is not a drill.
Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107
Weather in hex: Clear sky
Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes
A6M2 Zero x 66
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 135
Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 12 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 4 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 16 damaged
D3A1 Val: 6 destroyed by flak
Allied aircraft losses
SBD-1 Dauntless: 27 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 11 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 1 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 17 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 95 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground
B-17D Fortress: 16 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 10 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 7 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 23 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 1 destroyed on ground
R3D-2: 1 damaged
O-47A: 3 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 10 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed on ground
C-33: 2 damaged
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 1 destroyed
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 8, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
AE Pyro, Torpedo hits 1
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1
AM Grebe, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
BB California, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 5, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 3, on fire
BB Oklahoma, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1
AG Aries, Bomb hits 1
DM Tracy, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Helena, Bomb hits 1
DM Sicard, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AV Tangier, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA New Orleans, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PT-27, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DD Case, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CL St. Louis, Torpedo hits 1
AD Dobbin, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Cassin, Bomb hits 1, on fire
Allied ground losses:
8 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Repair Shipyard hits 3
Airbase hits 18
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 51
Port hits 21
Port fuel hits 2
Magazine explodes on BB Pennsylvania
All Kates went after the ships in port. Some Vals switched to hitting the airfield to make up for the Kates. The flak was rough. 25 or so bombers and highly trained crews lost. Just one battleship sunk outright, with Pennsylvania exploding. Lots of battleship damage, and more than the average of other ships hit.
Japanese bombers hit Iba, Clark Field and Manila. Some enemy planes destroyed but mostly damaged planes. Iba's field is moderately damaged, but Clark and Manila are barely damaged. Aparri, Laong and Vigan are invaded.
Kates from a CVL hit Davao's port, badly damaging AVD William B. Preston and xAKL Montanes. Davao is invaded.
Sallys and Lilys hit 4 cargo ships in Hong Kong's port and damaged some Walrus aircraft on the ground. Pakhoi and Kwangchowan were invaded. I decided to take out the Allied bases on the Chinese coast right away. Pakhoi is defended by more than planned for.
Alor Star and Georgetown bombed. Buffalos got a few Sallys over Georgetown. Kota Bharu bombed. Kota Bharu and Kuantan are invaded. Allied bombers went after shipping at Kuantan. Zeros on very long LRCAP provided some protection. Bombers got through but mostly targeted the battleships. Kongo was hit by 2 bombs dropped by Swordfish. Haruna was hit by a bomb. None of the bombs did much damage at all.
Miri was invaded.
I went into the war planning on a 2 day attack of Pearl Harbor. I'm going ahead with that plan. Flak losses were high on day 1, and that was with surprise. Flak will be very rough on day 2. Flak is more effective in DBB than in a stock game. It may not be worth all the pilots that I'm going to lose, but I want to sink more battleships. I figure, if it were 6 months from now, and I knew that the enemy battleships were in some port location, and KB could attack it, I would. I'm already right there, so they are going in again.