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RE: AAR 42

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 01, 42
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Night Naval bombardment of Rabaul at 106,125

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
CA Chester
CA Houston
CA Northampton
CL Phoenix
CL Honolulu
DD Cassin
DD Downes
DD Flusser
DD Perkins
DD Cushing
DD Shaw
DD Conyngham
DD Drayton
DD Smith
DD Mahan

Japanese ground losses:
1035 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 101 disabled
Engineers: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
Guns lost 20 (3 destroyed, 17 disabled)

Airbase hits 23
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 91
Port hits 21
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 4

OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for CA Chicago
CA Chicago firing at Rabaul
CA Louisville firing at Rabaul
CA Chester firing at Rabaul
CA Houston firing at Rabaul
CA Northampton firing at Rabaul
CL Phoenix firing at Rabaul
CL Honolulu firing at Rabaul
DD Cassin firing at Rabaul
DD Downes firing at Rabaul
DD Flusser firing at Rabaul
DD Perkins firing at Rabaul
DD Cushing firing at Rabaul
DD Shaw firing at Rabaul
DD Conyngham firing at Rabaul
DD Drayton firing at Rabaul
DD Smith firing at Rabaul
DD Mahan firing at Rabaul


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ASW attack near Gasmata at 103,127

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Japanese Ships
SS I-23, hits 5

Allied Ships
PC Atalanta, Torpedo hits 1, on fire, heavy damage
PC Daphne


while our cruisers bombard Rabaul the enemy subs prove more dangerous to our escorts than the other way around...


SS I-23 launches 4 torpedoes at PC Atalanta
PC Daphne fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Daphne fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Daphne fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Daphne attacking submerged sub ....
PC Daphne fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Suva at 131,161

Japanese Ships
SS RO-60, hits 1

Allied Ships
AM Stawell
AM Punjab

that RO class sub has been sitting near the Fijis for quite some time now...


Captain of SS RO-60 elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
RO-60 diving deep ....
AM Punjab fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Punjab fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Punjab fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Punjab attacking submerged sub ....
AM Punjab fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1231 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1117

Defending force 18067 troops, 205 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 562

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

Assaulting units:
1st Australian Brigade
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
145th Infantry Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
2/7th Armoured Regiment
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Molukken KNIL Cdo
2nd Tank Battalion
11th Australian Brigade
193rd Tank Battalion
1st Tank Battalion
18th British Division
Laha ML Base Force
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
Amboina Defenses
41st Base Group
205th Field Artillery Battalion
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
203rd Coast AA Regiment
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
22nd Base Group
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
33rd Division
8th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
1st Engineer Co
18th Division
15th Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
35th Fld AA Gun Co
III/66th Naval Guard Unit

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RE: AAR 42

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 02, 42
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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1231 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1128

Defending force 18201 troops, 205 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 570

Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
1st Australian Brigade
145th Infantry Regiment
11th Australian Brigade
148th Infantry Regiment
Molukken KNIL Cdo
2/7th Armoured Regiment
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
1st Tank Battalion
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
2nd Tank Battalion
2/10th Armoured Regiment
18th British Division
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
Laha ML Base Force
41st Base Group
Amboina Defenses
22nd Base Group
203rd Coast AA Regiment
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
1st Engineer Co
8th Tank Regiment
33rd Division
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
4th Tank Regiment
18th Division
15th Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
35th Fld AA Gun Co
III/66th Naval Guard Unit


no air or naval action today but I was shocked when naval search picked up an enemy cruiser squadron just one hex South East of Rabaul... either my nav search was full asleep or the enemy was sprinting in full speed... as predictable as my bombardments were I'm glad it was the day we were replenishing at Gasmata today, the mission type was changed to surface combat and the cruisers will stay at Gasmata to cover the base... I doubt it's an enemy bombardment TF, these ships are surely tasked to deal with my bombardments of Rabaul... there were no air attacks on the enemy out of Gasmata today, well, I have set the dive bombers to train nav search and increase their skill as I was fully relying on the Catalinas to pick up the enemy a day BEFORE they would be in strike range...

we also got some confirmed sinkings today, makes it 3 CV and 1 CVL confirmed sunk in the Banda Sea...


CV Zuikaku is reported to have been sunk near Salajar on Jul 14, 1942
CV Akagi is reported to have been sunk near Tockangbesi-eilanden on Jul 12, 1942
CM Tsugaru is reported to have been sunk near Rabaul on Feb 04, 1942

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CV Zuikaku photographed while under air attack by USN carrier based aircraft

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IJN CV Akagi also being sunk in the Banda Sea

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 03, 42
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rabaul at 106,125

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 18
SBD-2 Dauntless x 15

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-2 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso
CA Takao, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
CA Atago
CL Natori, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires
CA Nachi, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires
CA Myoko


real bad day for the IJN when the spotted cruisers ended up at Rabaul today and my airforce took off to attack them... the enemy airfield was plastered by my ongoing naval bombardments so no enemy fighters were in the air, the weather was good so the dive bombers had a field day, putting three cruisers out of action with the first wave of incoming bombers already...


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
12 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Nachi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Natori


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rabaul at 106,125

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 11

Allied aircraft losses
A-24 Banshee: 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CA Nachi, heavy fires
CA Takao, Bomb hits 1, on fire


our anti shipping capabilities are minimal all over the map and one day where your kill 50 Allied dive bombers is a disaster but same as the IJ dive bombers, if they get a chance to hurt your ships without air cover they are real killers...


Aircraft Attacking:
5 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Nachi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Mogami


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rabaul at 106,125

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 18 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 13
SBD-2 Dauntless x 13

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu, Bomb hits 3, heavy fires
CA Myoko, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CL Kuma, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
CL Kiso, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Hishu, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage


many times my bombers didn't take off or flew only one phase a day but this time everything favoured us... CL Kuma wasn't hit before and when the second 1000lb bomb slammed through the deck armor the light cruiser's magazin detonated and only debris was left of the ship...


Aircraft Attacking:
9 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Magazine explodes on CL Kuma
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Kiso
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Hishu


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rabaul at 106,125

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Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 14

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Takao, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Nachi, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
CA Mogami, Bomb hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage


another wave of Banshees and it's Nachi's magazin blowing up this time...

our dive bombers from Gasmata wrecked havoc on the enemy and I'm sure that everything still afloat will be on the run tomorrow and it was the last chance for the enemy to do anything at Rabaul...


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Takao
Magazine explodes on CA Nachi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Nachi
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Mogami


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1239 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1144

Defending force 18274 troops, 205 guns, 205 vehicles, Assault Value = 576

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

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Battalion
Molukken KNIL Cdo
193rd Tank Battalion
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
2nd Tank Battalion
1st Australian Brigade
2/10th Armoured Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
11th Australian Brigade
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
2/7th Armoured Regiment
145th Infantry Regiment
18th British Division
22nd Base Group
Laha ML Base Force
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd
205th Field Artillery Battalion
41st Base Group
Amboina Defenses
804th Aviation Engr Bn /1
46th Const Rgt /1
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
203rd Coast AA Regiment
810th Aviation Engr Bn /1
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
42nd Const Rgt /1
811th Aviation Engr Bn /1

Defending units:
8th Tank Regiment
18th Division
1st Engineer Co
4th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
33rd Division
15th Naval Guard Unit
35th Fld AA Gun Co
25th Army
III/66th Naval Guard Unit

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 04, 42
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Lihir at 109,124

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 13

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Kiso, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
DD Kasumi


no surprise the enemy tries to leave the scene but damaged ships are still in range of my bombers... that's it for CL Kiso...


Aircraft Attacking:
13 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Kiso


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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Kavieng at 107,120

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Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
A-24 Banshee x 13

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Myoko, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage


Myoko has made some 250 miles towards Truk but was spotted by naval search and hit by another 8 bombs by a wave of Banshees... no doubt she's a reef too now...


Aircraft Attacking:
6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Myoko


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ASW attack near San Diego at 227,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-27, hits 9

Allied Ships
AM Guysborough
SC-522
SC-520


that's my ASW force that is covering the map entrance South of San Diego... the sub won't sink but surely has to retire and it's quite a long way from the US West Coast...


SS I-27 is located by AM Guysborough
SC-522 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-520 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-520 attacking submerged sub ....
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3947 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 186

Defending force 2283 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 43

Japanese adjusted assault: 20

Allied adjusted defense: 9

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

Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0

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

Japanese ground losses:
86 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

Allied ground losses:
289 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled


the enemy making progress against the last outposts on Sumatra...


Assaulting units:
18th Naval Guard Unit
87th Naval Guard Unit
86th Naval Guard Unit
3rd Indpt SNLF Coy

Defending units:
Sabang Cdo
Medan Cdo
1st Garrison Cdo
2nd Garrison Cdo
HQ TC Sumatra
Tapanoeli Cdo


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1239 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1175

Defending force 18360 troops, 205 guns, 206 vehicles, Assault Value = 584

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

Assaulting units:
2/7th Armoured Regiment
2nd Tank Battalion
11th Australian Brigade
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Battalion
148th Infantry Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
1st Australian Brigade
Molukken KNIL Cdo
193rd Tank Battalion
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
145th Infantry Regiment
18th British Division
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd
Amboina Defenses
2nd Pion Bn /1
41st Base Group
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
46th Construction Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
22nd Base Group
808th Aviation Engr Bn /2
42nd Construction Regiment
203rd Coast AA Regiment
Laha ML Base Force
47th Const Rgt /1

Defending units:
1st Engineer Co
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
33rd Division
18th Division
8th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
15th Naval Guard Unit
35th Fld AA Gun Co
25th Army
III/66th Naval Guard Unit

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RE: AAR 42

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 05, 42
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Night Naval bombardment of Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese aircraft
no flights

Japanese aircraft losses
F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed on ground

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
CA Chester
CA Houston
CA Northampton
CL Phoenix
CL Honolulu
DD Cassin
DD Downes
DD Flusser
DD Perkins
DD Cushing
DD Shaw
DD Conyngham
DD Drayton
DD Smith
DD Mahan

Japanese ground losses:
1621 casualties reported
Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
Non Combat: 29 destroyed, 101 disabled
Engineers: 6 destroyed, 13 disabled
Guns lost 31 (6 destroyed, 25 disabled)
Vehicles lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

Airbase hits 21
Airbase supply hits 6
Runway hits 93
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 1


as the enemy cruisers were gutted by our airforce we sent in our cruisers to bombard Rabaul's base again...


CA Chicago firing at Rabaul
CA Louisville firing at Rabaul
CA Chester firing at Rabaul
CA Houston firing at Rabaul
CA Northampton firing at Rabaul
CL Phoenix firing at Rabaul
CL Honolulu firing at Rabaul
DD Cassin firing at Rabaul
DD Downes firing at Rabaul
DD Flusser firing at Rabaul
DD Perkins firing at Rabaul
DD Cushing firing at Rabaul
DD Shaw firing at Rabaul
DD Conyngham firing at Rabaul
DD Drayton firing at Rabaul
DD Smith firing at Rabaul
DD Mahan firing at Rabaul


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ASW attack near San Diego at 227,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
AM Caraquet
SC-522


so there's a second enemy sub off San Diego...


SS I-16 is located by AM Caraquet
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 38
B-24D Liberator x 3

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Port hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
14 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 14

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 37 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 7

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 10

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 10

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 1 damaged


lots of high altitude bombing for no result...


Aircraft Attacking:
10 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 4

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 20000 feet
Port Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Sabang (44,70)

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Japanese Deliberate attack

Attacking force 3889 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 181

Defending force 2013 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

Japanese adjusted assault: 32

Allied adjusted defense: 5

Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 0)

Japanese forces CAPTURE Sabang !!!

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

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

Allied ground losses:
2153 casualties reported
Squads: 51 destroyed, 0 disabled
Non Combat: 144 destroyed, 0 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
Units destroyed 6


the last Dutch units on Sumatra surrender... they fought well...


Assaulting units:
87th Naval Guard Unit
86th Naval Guard Unit
18th Naval Guard Unit
3rd Indpt SNLF Coy

Defending units:
Sabang Cdo
Medan Cdo
1st Garrison Cdo
2nd Garrison Cdo
HQ TC Sumatra
Tapanoeli Cdo


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1245 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1185

Defending force 18464 troops, 205 guns, 206 vehicles, Assault Value = 592

Assaulting units:
2/7th Armoured Regiment
1st Tank Battalion
Molukken KNIL Cdo
11th Australian Brigade
193rd Tank Battalion
1st Australian Brigade
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
148th Infantry Regiment
145th Infantry Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
2nd Tank Battalion
18th British Division
42nd Construction Regiment
22nd Base Group
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
41st Base Group
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
46th Construction Regiment
Amboina Defenses
2nd Pioneer Battalion
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
47th Construction Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
Laha ML Base Force
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
203rd Coast AA Regiment
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
4th Tank Regiment
33rd Division
8th Tank Regiment
18th Division
1st Engineer Co
15th Naval Guard Unit
35th Fld AA Gun Co
25th Army
III/66th Naval Guard Unit

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 06, 42
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
DD Dunlap
DD Cummings
DD Preston

we have two USN ASW task forces operating between Gasmata and Rabaul to cover the cruisers in their bombardment runs... wonder if my 2x4 DDs will be able to sink a single sub in the coming weeks...


SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Dunlap
I-9 diving deep ....
DD Cummings fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston attacking submerged sub ....
DD Preston attacking submerged sub ....
DD Preston loses contact with SS I-9
DD Preston is out of ASW ammo
DD Preston is out of ASW ammo
DD Preston is out of ASW ammo
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Gasmata at 105,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-20, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Meredith
DD Monssen
DD Grayson

SS I-20 is sighted by escort
I-20 diving deep ....
DD Monssen fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Rabaul at 106,127

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
DD Cummings


or if they will only act as torpedo targets...


SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Cummings
I-9 diving deep ....
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-27b Nate x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 41

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 40
Ki-27b Nate x 9

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 20

No Japanese losses

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

Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,127

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
DD Dunlap
DD Fanning

SS I-9 is located by DD Dunlap
I-9 diving deep ....
DD Fanning attacking submerged sub ....
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1239 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1191

Defending force 18558 troops, 205 guns, 206 vehicles, Assault Value = 597

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

Assaulting units:
2/10th Armoured Regiment
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
2/7th Armoured Regiment
Molukken KNIL Cdo
1st Australian Brigade
1st Tank Battalion
148th Infantry Regiment
145th Infantry Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
11th Australian Brigade
2nd Tank Battalion
18th British Division
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
47th Construction Regiment
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
203rd Coast AA Regiment
Laha ML Base Force
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
Amboina Defenses
22nd Base Group
42nd Construction Regiment
46th Construction Regiment
41st Base Group
2nd Pioneer Battalion
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
4th Tank Regiment
1st Engineer Co
33rd Division
8th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
18th Division
15th Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
35th Fld AA Gun Co
III/66th Naval Guard Unit


naval search has picked up a convoy North of Tulagi and we have ordered our cruisers South... might be a supply convoy for Guadalcanal where we have identified an enemy division long ago... don't even know if the div is still there...

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SIGINT:

that's not going to happen anymore...

38th Division is planning for an attack on Koepang.



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another confirmed carrier sunk...

CV Soryu is reported to have been sunk near Tockangbesi-eilanden on Jul 12, 1942



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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 07, 42
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Sub attack near Rabaul at 106,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-9

Allied Ships
DD Fanning

SS I-9 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Fanning
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Gasmata at 105,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Northampton
CL Phoenix
DD Drayton
DD Cassin
DD Downes
DD Flusser
DD Perkins

as the cruisers depart Gasmata and head South they run over an enemy sub...


SS I-20 is sighted by escort
DD Cassin fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Downes fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Flusser fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Perkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Perkins fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Perkins attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Afternoon Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-27b Nate x 9
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 18
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
Ki-27b Nate x 3
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3

No Japanese losses

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


not sure what these IJ bombings are for and I have no idea why the enemy didn't take all these empty bases...


Aircraft Attacking:
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

Japanese aircraft
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23

No Japanese losses

Aircraft Attacking:
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1239 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1193

Defending force 18547 troops, 205 guns, 207 vehicles, Assault Value = 596

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Battalion
2/7th Armoured Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
1st Australian Brigade
2nd Tank Battalion
193rd Tank Battalion
Molukken KNIL Cdo
145th Infantry Regiment
11th Australian Brigade
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
18th British Division
42nd Construction Regiment
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
Amboina Defenses
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
22nd Base Group
205th Field Artillery Battalion
2nd Pioneer Battalion
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
46th Construction Regiment
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
Laha ML Base Force
203rd Coast AA Regiment
41st Base Group
47th Construction Regiment
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd

Defending units:
8th Tank Regiment
18th Division
4th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
33rd Division
1st Engineer Co
15th Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
35th Fld AA Gun Co
III/66th Naval Guard Unit


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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 08, 42
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ASW attack near Woodlark Island at 106,130

Japanese Ships
SS I-20, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Dunlap
DD Cummings
DD Preston


no exciting turns, mostly ASW groups reacting around achieving nothing...


SS I-20 is located by DD Dunlap
I-20 diving deep ....
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-20 eludes ASW attack from DD Cummings
DD Preston fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cummings loses contact with SS I-20
DD Cummings is out of ASW ammo
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Sub attack near Rabaul at 106,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-29

Allied Ships
DD Monssen
DD Meredith
DD Grayson

SS I-29 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Monssen
DD Monssen fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson attacking submerged sub ....
DD Grayson cannot reach attack position over SS I-29
DD Grayson is out of ASW ammo
DD Grayson is out of ASW ammo
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,88 (Singkawang)

Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

Japanese aircraft
Ki-21-IIa Sally x 40
Ki-27b Nate x 12
Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
Ki-48-Ib Lily x 41
Ki-48-IIa Lily x 20

Japanese aircraft losses
Ki-48-Ib Lily: 1 damaged

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

Aircraft Attacking:
18 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
20 x Ki-48-IIa Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 10000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 100 kg GP Bomb



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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1239 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1632

Defending force 18611 troops, 205 guns, 207 vehicles, Assault Value = 598

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
11th Australian Brigade
18th British Division
2nd Tank Battalion
148th Infantry Regiment
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
1st Australian Brigade
193rd Tank Battalion
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
145th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Battalion
2/7th Armoured Regiment
Americal Infantry Div /9
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd
Laha ML Base Force
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
42nd Construction Regiment
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
Amboina Defenses
2nd Pioneer Battalion
8th US Naval Const Bn /1
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
3rd US Naval Const Bn /1
22nd Base Group
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
203rd Coast AA Regiment
41st Base Group
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
6th US Naval Const Bn /1
47th Construction Regiment
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
1st USN Special Const Bn /1
10th US Naval Const Bn /1
46th Construction Regiment
7th US Naval Const Bn /1

Defending units:
18th Division
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
33rd Division
8th Tank Regiment
1st Engineer Co
4th Tank Regiment
15th Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
35th Fld AA Gun Co
III/66th Naval Guard Unit


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CA Myoko, Bomb hits 8, heavy fires, heavy damage


Myoko has made some 250 miles towards Truk but was spotted by naval search and hit by another 8 bombs by a wave of Banshees... no doubt she's a reef too now...

Operation Kneecap indeed -- the IJN Heavy Cruiser arm is now seriously crippled. The downside is I don't think we'll be seeing any further major surface actions. [:D]
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No IJN CVs, no BBs, no Cruisers, Rabaul under siege, Timor and Ambon not taken, Darwin building up...yeah, this one is over
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It's kind of a mid 43 situation even though it's mid 42. The Japanese still have a fully operational airforce and they have more ground units than the Allied so we'll see how that goes. The next 12 months are definately going to decide what hasn't been decided yet.
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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 09, 42
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
SS I-156, hits 7

Allied Ships
DD Preston


Preston scores a direct hit so that sub needs repairs...


SS I-156 is sighted by escort
I-156 bottoming out ....
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston attacking submerged sub ....
DD Preston is out of ASW ammo
DD Preston is out of ASW ammo
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1239 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1629

Defending force 18617 troops, 205 guns, 207 vehicles, Assault Value = 597

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

Assaulting units:
193rd Tank Battalion
2/7th Armoured Regiment
2nd Tank Battalion
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
148th Infantry Regiment
1st Australian Brigade
1st Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
11th Australian Brigade
2/10th Armoured Regiment
Molukken KNIL Cdo
145th Infantry Regiment
18th British Division
22nd Base Group
Laha ML Base Force
203rd Coast AA Regiment
7th US Naval Construction Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
46th Construction Regiment
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
42nd Construction Regiment
41st Base Group
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
8th US Naval Construction Battalion
2nd Pioneer Battalion
Amboina Defenses
47th Construction Regiment
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
3rd US Naval Construction Battalion
6th US Naval Construction Battalion
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
10th US Naval Construction Battalion
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
1st USN Special Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st Engineer Co
4th Tank Regiment
33rd Division
8th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
18th Division
15th Naval Guard Unit
35th Fld AA Gun Co
25th Army
III/66th Naval Guard Unit


nothing happening but there were strange airlosses again...





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not enough interesting happening in this campaign so I'm going to leave out the days where nothing at all happens in the future... not worth the typing or reading...


AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 10, 42
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,125

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Japanese Ships
SS I-156, hits 5

Allied Ships
DD Dunlap
DD Fanning

Allied ASW is still so harmless the only chance our escorts have are encounters with enemy subs in shallow waters or base hexes... even then the enemy isn't really in danger of being sunk...


SS I-156 launches 6 torpedoes at DD Dunlap
DD Fanning attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-156 eludes DD Fanning by hugging bottom
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fanning attacking submerged sub ....
DD Fanning is out of ASW ammo
DD Fanning is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
SS I-156

Allied Ships
DD Meredith
DD Monssen

SS I-156 is sighted by escort
DD Monssen fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Monssen fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Deliberate attack

Attacking force 41699 troops, 708 guns, 682 vehicles, Assault Value = 1638

Defending force 18639 troops, 205 guns, 207 vehicles, Assault Value = 596

Allied adjusted assault: 433

Japanese adjusted defense: 979

Allied assault odds: 1 to 2

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

Japanese ground losses:
577 casualties reported
Squads: 3 destroyed, 45 disabled
Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 20 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
Vehicles lost 38 (2 destroyed, 36 disabled)

Allied ground losses:
1504 casualties reported
Squads: 11 destroyed, 194 disabled
Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 37 disabled
Engineers: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)
Vehicles lost 60 (4 destroyed, 56 disabled)


wow... one of those things why I never understood the results of ground combat in this game... enemy being cut off here for months, no supply and still able to wreck my attacking units that are fully supplied, sitting at their base, no disruption or fatigue...


Assaulting units:
145th Infantry Regiment
2nd Tank Battalion
Molukken KNIL Cdo
148th Infantry Regiment
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st Australian Brigade
193rd Tank Battalion
2/7th Armoured Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
1st Tank Battalion
11th Australian Brigade
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
Americal Infantry Division
18th British Division
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
203rd Coast AA Regiment
8th US Naval Construction Battalion
10th US Naval Construction Battalion
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
Laha ML Base Force
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
7th US Naval Construction Battalion
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
22nd Base Group
Amboina Defenses
205th Field Artillery Battalion
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
46th Construction Regiment
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
6th US Naval Construction Battalion
2nd Pioneer Battalion
42nd Construction Regiment
47th Construction Regiment
41st Base Group
3rd US Naval Construction Battalion
1st USN Special Construction Battalion

Defending units:
18th Division
8th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
4th Tank Regiment
33rd Division
1st Engineer Co
15th Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
35th Fld AA Gun Co
III/66th Naval Guard Unit

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 12, 42
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Sub attack near Gasmata at 105,129

Japanese Ships
SS I-20, hits 1

Allied Ships
DD Preston
DD Cummings

SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Preston
I-20 diving deep ....
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cummings cannot reach attack position over SS I-20
DD Cummings cannot establish contact with SS I-20
DD Preston fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cummings loses contact with SS I-20
DD Cummings cannot reach attack position over SS I-20
DD Cummings is out of ASW ammo
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cummings is out of ASW ammo
DD Cummings is out of ASW ammo
DD Cummings is out of ASW ammo
DD Cummings is out of ASW ammo
DD Cummings is out of ASW ammo
DD Cummings is out of ASW ammo
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near San Diego at 221,108

Japanese Ships
SS I-2, hits 1

Allied Ships
SC-521
SC-517
TK Eidsvold
TK Albertolite
TK Gulfland
TK Hagood
TK Hadnot
KV Chilliwack
KV Quesnel
KV Vancouver

one of my big tanker convoys from the West Coast to Australia ran over an enemy sub near the West Coast, luckily the escorts sighted the sub first... there is one thing I'm still afraid of and that's losing tankers... all my tanker fleet has been moving non stop since the beginning of the war and I'm still limited in fleet operations at times when it comes down to fuel...


SS I-2 is sighted by escort
I-2 diving deep ....
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Quesnel fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Vancouver attacking submerged sub ....
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near San Diego at 220,109

Japanese Ships
SS I-2, hits 6, heavy damage

Allied Ships
SC-521
SC-517
TK Hadnot
KV Chilliwack
KV Quesnel
KV Vancouver


nice one, the flower class corvettes do a good job, this sub has a long way home now...


SS I-2 is sighted by escort
I-2 diving deep ....
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Quesnel fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Chilliwack attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-2 eludes KV Chilliwack by hugging bottom
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver attacking submerged sub ....
SS I-2 eludes KV Vancouver by hugging bottom
KV Chilliwack fails to find sub and abandons search
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
KV Vancouver attacking submerged sub ....
KV Vancouver fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Night Naval bombardment of Rabaul at 106,125

Allied Ships
CA Chicago
CA Louisville
CA Chester
CA Houston
CA Northampton
CL Phoenix
CL Honolulu
DD Cassin
DD Downes
DD Flusser
DD Perkins
DD Cushing
DD Shaw
DD Conyngham
DD Drayton
DD Smith
DD Mahan

Japanese ground losses:
1342 casualties reported
Squads: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 125 disabled
Engineers: 3 destroyed, 15 disabled
Guns lost 27 (6 destroyed, 21 disabled)
Vehicles lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

Airbase hits 9
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 86
Port hits 10
Port fuel hits 3


we keep bombarding Rabaul, the IJN in the area is no threat anymore I guess and we are preparing our invasion...


OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for CA Chicago
CA Chicago firing at 32nd Nav Gsn Unit
CA Louisville firing at Rabaul
CA Chester firing at Rabaul
CA Houston firing at Rabaul
CA Northampton firing at Rabaul
CL Phoenix firing at Rabaul
CL Honolulu firing at Rabaul
DD Cassin firing at Rabaul
DD Downes firing at Rabaul
DD Flusser firing at Rabaul
DD Perkins firing at Rabaul
DD Cushing firing at Rabaul
DD Shaw firing at Rabaul
DD Conyngham firing at Rabaul
DD Drayton firing at Rabaul
DD Smith firing at Rabaul
DD Mahan firing at Rabaul


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Sub attack near San Diego at 227,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
SC-520
AM Guysborough
AM Caraquet
SC-522

SS I-16 launches 2 torpedoes at SC-520
I-16 diving deep ....
SC-522 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-7B x 5

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
5 x DB-7B bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-7B x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x DB-7B bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 6
B-17E Fortress x 78
B-24D Liberator x 3
B-26 Marauder x 21
B-26B Marauder x 6

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged

Airbase hits 13
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 49

Aircraft Attacking:
15 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-25C Mitchell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
12 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 9
B-26 Marauder x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

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

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 3


despited the ongoing naval bombardments the flak at Rabaul is still lethal... losing too many bombers, the Allied can't afford that... [8|]


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Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
9 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 1 damaged

Airbase supply hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
3 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 11

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 6 damaged

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 1

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



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9

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

Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9

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

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-17E Fortress x 12

Allied aircraft losses
B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged

Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 2

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



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26B Marauder x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-26B Marauder: 6 damaged
B-26B Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-26B Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-25C Mitchell x 9

No Allied losses

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2

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



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-24D Liberator x 11

Allied aircraft losses
B-24D Liberator: 6 damaged

Runway hits 3

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



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Morning Air attack on Rabaul , at 106,125

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

Allied aircraft
B-26 Marauder x 9

Allied aircraft losses
B-26 Marauder: 3 damaged
B-26 Marauder: 1 destroyed by flak

Runway hits 1

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x B-26 Marauder bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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ASW attack near San Diego at 227,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-16

Allied Ships
AM Guysborough
SC-522
SC-520

SS I-16 is located by AM Guysborough
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-522 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1239 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1475

Defending force 18228 troops, 205 guns, 204 vehicles, Assault Value = 537

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

Assaulting units:
Molukken KNIL Cdo
11th Australian Brigade
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
148th Infantry Regiment
1st Tank Battalion
Americal Infantry Division
2/7th Armoured Regiment
1st Australian Brigade
2/10th Armoured Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
145th Infantry Regiment
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
2nd Tank Battalion
18th British Division
203rd Coast AA Regiment
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
Laha ML Base Force
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
10th US Naval Construction Battalion
Amboina Defenses
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
46th Construction Regiment
205th Field Artillery Battalion
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
2nd Pioneer Battalion
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd
42nd Construction Regiment
41st Base Group
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
47th Construction Regiment
3rd US Naval Construction Battalion
22nd Base Group
7th US Naval Construction Battalion
8th US Naval Construction Battalion
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
6th US Naval Construction Battalion
1st USN Special Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st Engineer Co
8th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
18th Division
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
33rd Division
15th Naval Guard Unit
35th Fld AA Gun Co
25th Army
III/66th Naval Guard Unit




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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Aug 13, 42
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ASW attack near San Diego at 227,82

Japanese Ships
SS I-16, hits 2

Allied Ships
SC-522
SC-520

SS I-16 is sighted by escort
SC-522 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC-520 attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub


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Afternoon Air attack on 33rd Division, at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-7B x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x DB-7B bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Afternoon Air attack on 33rd Division, at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-7B x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x DB-7B bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,125

Japanese Ships
SS I-156, hits 6

Allied Ships
DD Preston

SS I-156 is sighted by escort
I-156 bottoming out ....
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston attacking submerged sub ....
DD Preston loses contact with SS I-156
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1239 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1484

Defending force 18361 troops, 205 guns, 204 vehicles, Assault Value = 547

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

Assaulting units:
1st Tank Battalion
11th Australian Brigade
2/7th Armoured Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
Molukken KNIL Cdo
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
1st Australian Brigade
Americal Infantry Division
148th Infantry Regiment
145th Infantry Regiment
2/10th Armoured Regiment
2nd Tank Battalion
18th British Division
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
47th Construction Regiment
46th Construction Regiment
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd
41st Base Group
3rd US Naval Construction Battalion
10th US Naval Construction Battalion
2nd Pioneer Battalion
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
203rd Coast AA Regiment
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
8th US Naval Construction Battalion
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
6th US Naval Construction Battalion
7th US Naval Construction Battalion
22nd Base Group
Laha ML Base Force
205th Field Artillery Battalion
42nd Construction Regiment
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
Amboina Defenses
1st USN Special Construction Battalion

Defending units:
1st Engineer Co
8th Tank Regiment
4th Tank Regiment
18th Division
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
33rd Division
15th Naval Guard Unit
35th Fld AA Gun Co
25th Army
III/66th Naval Guard Unit


today's SIGINT... good joke...


15th Army is planning for an attack on Rangoon.
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ASW attack near Rabaul at 106,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-29, hits 3

Allied Ships
DD Fanning
DD Cummings
DD Preston

SS I-29 is located by DD Fanning
I-29 diving deep ....
DD Cummings attacking submerged sub ....
DD Cummings cannot establish contact with SS I-29
DD Preston fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Cummings fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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ASW attack near Feni Islands at 107,128

Japanese Ships
SS I-20

Allied Ships
DD Monssen
DD Grayson

SS I-20 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Monssen
I-20 diving deep ....
DD Monssen fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 80,94

Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 2

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Terukawa Maru, Bomb hits 1


the enemy tries to sneak through convoys South of Mindanao but the bombers from Manado did their job today... better taking a longer route I'd say...


Aircraft Attacking:
2 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-7B x 12

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
9 x DB-7B bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
3 x DB-7B bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb

Also attacking 25th Army ...
Also attacking 33rd Division ...


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Morning Air attack on 33rd Division, at 76,109 (Ambon)

Weather in hex: Partial cloud

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

Allied aircraft
DB-7B x 6

No Allied losses

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x DB-7B bombing from 8000 feet
Ground Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 79,94

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Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-2 Dauntless x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Bordeaux Maru, Bomb hits 4, on fire
xAK Dakar Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
DD Hamakaze


there were more ships in this convoy so some will get through... still, taking a route North of Mindanao probably means no or nearly no longer trip but it would be safe as we only got dive bombers that are capable of anti shipping strikes and the ones we got there have a max range of 7 hexes...


Aircraft Attacking:
12 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-2 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Massive explosion on xAK Bordeaux Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Dakar Maru


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Morning Air attack on TF, near Dadjangas at 79,94

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBC-4 Helldiver x 16

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Dakar Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAK Bordeaux Maru, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage


we even still have to use biplane divebombers as all SBD-3 are needed for the carriers... it's mid 42 and we're still lacking everything and I have already scraped the barrel everywhere... this without excessive losses...


Aircraft Attacking:
8 x SBC-4 Helldiver releasing from 2000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBC-4 Helldiver releasing from 3000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBC-4 Helldiver releasing from 4000' *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Dakar Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Bordeaux Maru


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Ground combat at Ambon (76,109)

Allied Bombardment attack

Attacking force 1239 troops, 114 guns, 65 vehicles, Assault Value = 1580

Defending force 18631 troops, 205 guns, 201 vehicles, Assault Value = 578

Assaulting units:
2/10th Armoured Regiment
Molukken KNIL Cdo
1st Tank Battalion
2/7th Armoured Regiment
193rd Tank Battalion
148th Infantry Regiment
145th Infantry Regiment
Americal Infantry Division
2nd Tank Battalion
Molukken Mil'ie Cdo
102nd(Sep) Infantry Regiment
1st Australian Brigade
11th Australian Brigade
18th British Division
250th Coastal Artillery Regiment
223rd Field Artillery Battalion
2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
205th Field Artillery Battalion
804th Aviation Engineer Battalion
41st Base Group
810th Aviation Engineer Battalion
8th US Naval Construction Battalion
2nd Pioneer Battalion
10th US Naval Construction Battalion
7th US Naval Construction Battalion
6th US Naval Construction Battalion
47th Construction Regiment
Amboina Defenses
42nd Construction Regiment
203rd Coast AA Regiment
811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
Laha ML Base Force
22nd Base Group
46th Construction Regiment
3rd US Naval Construction Battalion
808th Aviation Engineer Battalion
AP-VLG-IV Sup Afd
1st USN Special Construction Battalion

Defending units:
33rd Division
8th Tank Regiment
18th Division
4th Tank Regiment
Yokosuka 4th SNLF
15th Naval Guard Unit
25th Army
35th Fld AA Gun Co
1st Engineer Co
III/66th Naval Guard Unit


confirmed sinking of CA Mikuma today...


CA Mikuma is reported to have been sunk near Kolaka on Jul 15, 1942

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last picture that was taken during the air attacks on Mikuma just before the heavy cruiser sank...

when I look at a picture like this I'm always horrified how it must have been aboard a ship that took such damage [X(]

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