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Tora! Tora! Tora! - December 7th, 1941 - 3/31/2021 2:35:01 PM   
Dutch_slith


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This will be my 3rd PBEM (all as Japan) and my first AAR.

Scenario 1
Fog of War, Advanced Weather Effects, Allied Damage Control, Historical First Turn, December 7th Surprise and Realistic R&D on.
Reliable USN Torpedoes, Player Def. Upgrades off.
Reinforcements fixed.

House rule:
Restricted units must pay PP to cross national borders (permanently restricted of course cannot ever), except Kwantung Army attacking Russia.


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Dec 07, 41
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Midget Sub attack inside harbor of Pearl Harbor!!!

Japanese Ships
SSX Ha-19, hits 1, heavy damage

Allied Ships
BB West Virginia, Torpedo hits 1
AM Vireo
AVD Hulbert

AM Vireo loses contact with SSX Ha-19
AM Vireo loses contact with SSX Ha-19
AVD Hulbert cannot establish contact with SSX Ha-19
AVD Hulbert cannot reach attack position over SSX Ha-19


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Morning Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 104 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 68
B5N2 Kate x 144
D3A1 Val x 126

Allied aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 8 damaged
A6M2 Zero: 11 destroyed by flak
B5N2 Kate: 8 damaged
B5N2 Kate: 3 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 7 damaged

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 39 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
PBY-5 Catalina: 134 damaged
PBY-5 Catalina: 11 destroyed on ground
B-17E Fortress: 12 damaged
B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
SBD-1 Dauntless: 21 damaged
SBD-1 Dauntless: 4 destroyed on ground
F4F-3 Wildcat: 10 damaged
F4F-3 Wildcat: 4 destroyed on ground
P-40B Warhawk: 54 damaged
P-40B Warhawk: 12 destroyed on ground
B-18A Bolo: 30 damaged
B-18A Bolo: 7 destroyed on ground
A-20A Havoc: 32 damaged
A-20A Havoc: 3 destroyed on ground
P-36A Mohawk: 28 damaged
P-36A Mohawk: 1 destroyed on ground
O-47A: 7 damaged
O-47A: 3 destroyed on ground
R3D-2: 5 damaged
R3D-2: 1 destroyed on ground
C-33: 1 damaged
C-33: 1 destroyed on ground
SNJ-3 Texan: 2 damaged
OS2U-3 Kingfisher: 8 destroyed

Allied Ships
DM Gamble
BB Oklahoma, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
BB West Virginia, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk
BB Nevada, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 7, and is sunk
DM Pruitt
BB California, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
CL Honolulu, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
DD Case, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BB Tennessee, Bomb hits 7, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
CL Raleigh, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CM Oglala
DM Breese
BB Pennsylvania, Bomb hits 2, Torpedo hits 4, and is sunk
xAKL Manini
DD Reid, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
BB Maryland, Bomb hits 3, Torpedo hits 5, and is sunk
DD Cummings, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CL St. Louis, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
CA New Orleans, Bomb hits 4, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
AM Tern, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CL Detroit, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
AK Castor, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DMS Wasmuth, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
SS Dolphin, Torpedo hits 1
AV Wright, Torpedo hits 1
SS Narwhal, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AM Grebe, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
PC Tiger, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DD Henley, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
AV Tangier, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
CL Helena, Torpedo hits 1, on fire
DD Worden, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
DM Montgomery, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 2, on fire
AS Pelias, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Mugford, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DMS Zane, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AV Curtiss, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Cassin, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk
CA San Francisco, Bomb hits 1, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Ralph Talbot, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD MacDonough, Bomb hits 1, on fire

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

Repair Shipyard hits 8
Airbase hits 45
Runway hits 99

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
8 x A6M2 Zero bombing from 100 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 60 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
18 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 9000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Airfield Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Magazine explodes on BB Oklahoma



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 52,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 13

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
G4M1 Betty: 12 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 2
BB Prince of Wales

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 52,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 29,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 2 destroyed, 2 damaged

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BC Repulse, Torpedo hits 2, on fire, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mersing at 52,82

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 31 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G3M2 Nell x 9

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 5

Japanese aircraft losses
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
G3M2 Nell: 1 destroyed by flak

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
BB Prince of Wales, Torpedo hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x G3M2 Nell launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes



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Devastating! 3 out of 4 Air Groups launched torpedoes and sink 7 out of 8 BB in Pearl Harbor. Repulse sunk, PoW took one fish. A fantastic start!

As to my strategy:

No deep invasions. In general I will advance under LB air cover and secure line of communications.

Production

Only a few adjustments. Vehicle Production increased to 150, expand Tokyo Repair Shipyard to 100, Naval Shipyards by 116 and Merchant Shipyards by 23.

Production of A6M2 and Ki-43-Ic increased to 72 each (converted the Ki-27 factory in Maebashi to Ki-43-Ic).

R&D

A6M3, A6M5, N1K1-J factories increase to 30, S1A1 Denko convert to A6M3 and increase to 30.
Ki-43-IIb, Ki-44-IIa and Ki-61-Ia factories increase to 30, Ka-1 convert to Ki-43-IIa, Ki-54c convert to Ki-44-IIa and both increase to 30.

Production of Nakajima Ha-35 increased to 315, Nakajima Ha-34 to 72 to build up the pool to 500 engines and speed up R&D.


Pacific Ocean Area

The First Air Fleet will strike PH again. Air Groups of Shokaku/Zuikaku will come in first and Kaga/Akagi/Soryu/Hiryu (set to Naval Attack/Port Attack) come in second. Hopefully the last BB and some CA/CL will be sent to the bottom.

The attack on Wake will be slightly postponed until air cover from the carriers can be provided.

Invasion Fleets heading for Tarawa and Makin will speed up. Invasion Fleet heading to Guam will proceed as planned.

A few subs will proceed to the West Coast, the others are covering First Air Fleet.

Philippines

Kanno Detachment will land at Vigan, Tanaka Detachment at Aparri. Yokosuka 3rd SNLF will be parachuted on Vigan to secure landing grounds.

Air Raids on Manila and Clark Field. Air Groups 3rd Air Division will attack San Fernando and Tuguegarao.

Kimura Detachment and Kure 1st SNLF will land at Legaspi. 20th Infantry, 16th Recon, 16th Engineer and I/33rd Infantry will land at Lamon Bay.

Thailand

33rd Divison and 55th Division (save 144th Infantry) move to Bangkok. Battalions of 143rd Infantry will attack Victoria Point, Tavoy and Mergui to secure these airfields.

Malaya
16th Division advances on Alor Star. 56th Infantry will shock attack Kota Bharu (after massive air strikes) to occupy this important AF as fast as possible. Then HQ 5th Air Division will be flown in to support the air offensive on Singapore. Kanoya Air Group will bomb Singapore at night, Yamada Detachment will sweep Singapore at daylight.

Ki-27bs will defend the beach heads, Hayabusa-equipped air groups will escort (Ia) and sweep (Ib).

56th Division prepares for a landing at Mersing. Imperial Guards Division, Parts 16th and 18th Division move to Malaya by rail.

China

38th Division and 66th Infantry advance on Hong Kong.

I reinforce Ichang, build up the AF to level 4 and raid Chungking.

Other than that I'll try to free up some Divisions for later offensives.


< Message edited by Dutch_slith -- 4/1/2021 7:35:57 PM >
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RE: Tora! Tora! Tora! - Harald (J) vs WEXF (A) - no WEX... - 3/31/2021 2:52:56 PM   
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7 Standards sunk ? Is this the best Pearl Harbor result ever ?

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RE: Tora! Tora! Tora! - Harald (J) vs WEXF (A) - no WEX... - 3/31/2021 2:56:54 PM   
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It all depends on how many air groups use torpedoes. In my last PBEM none carried torpedoes and no BB was sunk.

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RE: Tora! Tora! Tora! - Harald (J) vs WEXF (A) - no WEX... - 3/31/2021 3:44:37 PM   
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Impressive carnage to the BB's at PH! Your airfield attacks seemed to damage a lot of planes, but not too many destroyed. Your opponent won't have to worry about his repair shipyards being over full for a while.

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RE: Tora! Tora! Tora! - Harald (J) vs WEXF (A) - no WEX... - 3/31/2021 3:45:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Evoken

7 Standards sunk ? Is this the best Pearl Harbor result ever ?


+1,

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RE: Tora! Tora! Tora! - Harald (J) vs WEXF (A) - no WEX... - 3/31/2021 4:46:17 PM   
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I would suggest FoW for 7 of 8 BBs being sunk as your torpedo attack was at about 80% hit success. Did you see the float planes from the BBs being ground loses or the VPs that add up to 7 BBs being sunk?

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RE: Tora! Tora! Tora! - Harald (J) vs WEXF (A) - no WEX... - 3/31/2021 6:13:11 PM   
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57 out of 71 torpedoes . . . nice grouping. I'd be tempted to stay for another day. It's not often you get a free shot at the screeners. There's 2 CAs and 6 CLs that are damaged. 4 of the CLs are actually good.

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RE: Tora! Tora! Tora! - Harald (J) vs WEXF (A) - no WEX... - 3/31/2021 6:57:37 PM   
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AFAIK, and is sunk means just that.

But, be it as it is. There are 18 Kingfisher listed as destroyed on ground. 7 BB and St. Louis ;-)


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RE: Tora! Tora! Tora! - Harald (J) vs WEXF (A) - no WEX... - 3/31/2021 9:11:48 PM   
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When it sinks during the combat phase, it is sunk. If it is reported to have sunk later, it may have resurfaced.

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December 8th, 1941 - 4/1/2021 8:26:42 PM   
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Pacific Ocean Area

The Morning Air Attack failed to materialize due to bad weather, so the Afternoon Strike meets an unsuppressed CAP over Pearl.
The Fighter Escort shot down 7 without losses but 12 bombers were shot out of the air and 3 more were lost to flak.

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Afternoon Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 119 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 44 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 45
B5N2 Kate x 114
D3A1 Val x 131

Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 26
P-40B Warhawk x 38
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1
SNJ-3 Texan x 1

Japanese aircraft losses
B5N2 Kate: 5 destroyed, 4 damaged
D3A1 Val: 5 destroyed, 28 damaged
D3A1 Val: 3 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 2 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Allied Ships
DM Pruitt, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CL Helena, Bomb hits 3, on fire
AG Florence D., Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Detroit, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
BB Arizona, Bomb hits 2, heavy damage
AV Wright, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Tucker, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
CL Honolulu, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
DD Dewey, Bomb hits 1, on fire
DD Hull, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Allen, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AO Neosho, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
AG Antares, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
AVP Swan, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DD Dale, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA New Orleans, Bomb hits 4, on fire, heavy damage
DM Ramsay, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
AVD Hulbert, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AS Pelias, Bomb hits 1, on fire
PT-29, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
CL Phoenix, Bomb hits 1
AM Bobolink, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
DM Gamble, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires
SS Dolphin, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk
DM Montgomery, Bomb hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
CA Minneapolis, Bomb hits 1

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

Repair Shipyard hits 1
Port hits 7

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
25 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
27 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
16 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
17 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
22 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
City Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Port Attack: 1 x 250 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
15th PG/46th PS with P-36A Mohawk (3 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 9000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
1 planes vectored on to bombers
18th PG/HqS with SNJ-3 Texan (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 between 0 and 5000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes


The Sweep came in late, a pity. 12 enemy aircraft were shot down for no loss.

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Afternoon Air attack on Pearl Harbor , at 180,107

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid detected at 17 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
P-36A Mohawk x 20
P-40B Warhawk x 24
F4F-3 Wildcat x 1
SNJ-3 Texan x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-36A Mohawk: 7 destroyed
P-40B Warhawk: 2 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 15000 feet

CAP engaged:
VMF-211 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
18th PG/19th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
18th PG/44th PS with P-40B Warhawk (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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
15th PG/45th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
15th PG/46th PS with P-36A Mohawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 7000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
15th PG/47th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
18th PG/78th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
18th PG/HqS with SNJ-3 Texan (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
18th PG/6th PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
18th PG/73rd PS with P-40B Warhawk (0 airborne, 1 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 14000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes


The second strike is, well, somewhat disappointing. First Air Fleet refueled and will retire towards Wake Island via French Frigate Shoals to support the Wake Island Invasion

Makin has been occupied.


Philippines

Vigan Force was attacked by Raiders (Scout and Thracian) and by torpedo-carrying Catalinas. MTB's were sighted off Laoag.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Takao at 84,64, Range 4,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
DD Ikazuchi
DD Inazuma

Allied Ships
DD Scout, Shell hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Reduced visibility due to Thunderstorms
Maximum visibility in Thunderstorms: 7,000 yards
Range closes to 14,000 yards...
Range closes to 8,000 yards...
Range closes to 4,000 yards...
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Ikazuchi at 4,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Ikazuchi at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Scout engages DD Ikazuchi at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Scout at 5,000 yards
DD Ikazuchi engages DD Scout at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 9,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Scout at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 12,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Scout at 12,000 yards
Range increases to 15,000 yards
Range increases to 17,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Scout at 17,000 yards
Lambton, H. orders Allied TF to disengage
Range increases to 19,000 yards
DD Inazuma engages DD Scout at 19,000 yards
Task forces break off...

The DD Group was retiring to Pescadores and engages an enemy destroyer. Scout was hit hard.

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Day Time Surface Combat, near Laoag at 82,70, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Arizona Maru
xAK Ohio Maru
xAKL Kurama Maru

Allied Ships
DD Scout, heavy fires, heavy damage

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 22,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
Both TF attempt to withdraw!
Range increases to 12,000 yards...
Both Task Forces evade combat


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Day Time Surface Combat, near Calayan at 82,69, Range 12,000 Yards

Japanese Ships
xAK Arizona Maru, Shell hits 5
xAK Ohio Maru, Shell hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Kurama Maru, Shell hits 13, and is sunk

Allied Ships
DD Thracian, Shell hits 2

Japanese ground losses:
940 casualties reported
Squads: 8 destroyed, 7 disabled
Non Combat: 58 destroyed, 65 disabled
Engineers: 12 destroyed, 10 disabled
Guns lost 16 (11 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Maximum visibility in Clear Conditions: 25,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 12,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAKL Kurama Maru at 12,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 9,000 yards
Range closes to 6,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 5,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 5,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAKL Kurama Maru at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 6,000 yards
Range closes to 4,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 4,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAKL Kurama Maru at 4,000 yards
Range closes to 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAKL Kurama Maru at 3,000 yards
Range closes to 2,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 2,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAKL Kurama Maru at 2,000 yards
Range increases to 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAKL Kurama Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 3,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAKL Kurama Maru at 3,000 yards
Range increases to 4,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 4,000 yards
Range increases to 5,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 5,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAKL Kurama Maru at 5,000 yards
Range increases to 6,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Ohio Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 6,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 6,000 yards
Range increases to 7,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 7,000 yards
Range increases to 8,000 yards
DD Thracian engages xAK Arizona Maru at 8,000 yards
Range increases to 14,000 yards
Task forces break off...

These ships should have meet Vigan Force and merge. But due to poor planning they were intercepted. Badly mauled the remaining freighters retire to Takao.


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Laoag at 81,70

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 8

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
xAK Oigawa Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk
xAK Hawaii Maru

Japanese ground losses:
1252 casualties reported
Squads: 65 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 5 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 26 (24 destroyed, 2 disabled)

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x PBY-4 Catalina launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Laoag at 81,70

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 6

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Yudachi
xAK Bunzan Maru

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x PBY-4 Catalina bombing from 9000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Laoag at 81,70

Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 7

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Yudachi
xAK Takao Maru, Torpedo hits 2, and is sunk

Japanese ground losses:
64 casualties reported
Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x PBY-4 Catalina launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo



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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Calayan at 83,70

Weather in hex: Severe storms

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 2

Allied aircraft
PBY-4 Catalina x 5

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
PBY-4 Catalina: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
DD Hatakaze

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x PBY-4 Catalina launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
50th Sentai with Ki-27b Nate (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
Raid is overhead



The Catalinas sink two ships. Losses are not to severe though (one JAAF AF Bn). I should have provided some LRCAP.

I-124 sinks xAK Governor Wright.

Fighter Sweeps over Luzon shot down 33 enemy fighters for two losses. Bombing Raids were largely unsuccessful.

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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 26,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
P-35A x 11
P-40E Warhawk x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-35A: 3 destroyed
P-40E Warhawk: 5 destroyed

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet

CAP engaged:
24th PG/3rd PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
35th PG/34th PS with P-35A (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 11 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 21

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 42
SOC-1 Seagull x 7

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 7 destroyed
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

CAP engaged:
VJ-10 Det A with SOC-1 Seagull (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 14 on standby, 0 scrambling)
7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes


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Morning Air attack on San Fernando , at 80,74

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
G4M1 Betty x 21

No Japanese losses

Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 35

Aircraft Attacking:
21 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 3000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid detected at 61 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 15
G4M1 Betty x 45

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 18
SOC-1 Seagull x 2

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
G4M1 Betty: 4 destroyed, 3 damaged
G4M1 Betty: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 3 destroyed

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 1 x 800 kg AP Bomb
6 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
1 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VJ-10 Det A with SOC-1 Seagull (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
2 planes vectored on to bombers
35th PG/21st PS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 13000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
4 plane(s) intercepting now.
8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
6 planes vectored on to bombers



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Morning Air attack on Clark Field , at 79,76

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 92 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 36 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9
G3M2 Nell x 20

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
B-17D Fortress: 14 damaged
B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed on ground
P-26A: 2 damaged
Stearman 75M: 3 damaged
Stearman 75M: 1 destroyed on ground

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 10

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Manila , at 79,77

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 9

Allied aircraft
P-40E Warhawk x 3
SOC-1 Seagull x 1

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
P-40E Warhawk: 2 destroyed
SOC-1 Seagull: 1 destroyed

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

CAP engaged:
VJ-10 Det A with SOC-1 Seagull (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 53 minutes
24th PG/17th PS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes


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Morning Air attack on San Fernando , at 80,74

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9

No Japanese losses

Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 3000 feet
Airfield Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

50th Sentai will fly LRCAP over Aparri to protect the Invasion Force. Vigan was occupied by paratroopers and 24th Sentai was flown in to provide air cover for Vigan Force. Transports will fly-in a JAAF AF Bn to replace the one lost at sea.



Malaya

10 Buffaloes shot down for no loss.

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Morning Air attack on Singapore , at 50,84

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 26 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 18

Allied aircraft
Buffalo I x 44

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Buffalo I: 7 destroyed

CAP engaged:
No.243 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 11 on standby, 0 scrambling)
5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
No.453 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 15 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
No.488 Sqn RAF with Buffalo I (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 13 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Raid is overhead

Defenders at Kota Bharu were bombed thoroughly and attacked:

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Ground combat at Kota Bharu (51,75)

Japanese Shock attack

Attacking force 3663 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 175

Defending force 3678 troops, 40 guns, 2 vehicles, Assault Value = 130

Japanese adjusted assault: 172

Allied adjusted defense: 15

Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 2)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Kota Bharu !!!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Hudson I: 7 destroyed
Vildebeest III: 1 destroyed
Buffalo I: 1 destroyed

Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), disruption(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
morale(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)

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

Allied ground losses:
1602 casualties reported
Squads: 42 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 79 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
Guns lost 24 (24 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Vehicles lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
Units retreated 3

Assaulting units:
56th Infantry Regiment
12th Engineer Regiment
5th JAAF AF Coy

Defending units:
FMSV Brigade
8th Indian Brigade
3rd ISF Base Force


Elements of 3rd Air Division will be flown in, 1st Sentai will provide Air Cover. The last two units of 18th Division are shipped from Samah to Bangkok.




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