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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:36 pm

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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:16 pm

Mar. 21, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 21, 42
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAP Haruna Maru, Shell hits 1
      AK Sakito Maru
 
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAP Haruna Maru at 6,000 yards
 
 
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Cairns at 97,139, Range 9,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
      CV Akagi
      CS Chiyoda
      DD Akizuki
      DD Teruzuki
      DD Susuzuki
      DD Yudachi
 
Allied Ships
      DD Bulmer
      DD Parrott
 
Reduced sighting due to 17% moonlight
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 17% moonlight: 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards...
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Hershey, J.T. crosses the 'T'
DD Bulmer engages CV Akagi at 9,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages CS Chiyoda at 9,000 yards
DD Yudachi engages DD Bulmer at 9,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Akizuki at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 10,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages CV Akagi at 10,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages CS Chiyoda at 10,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Bulmer at 10,000 yards
Range closes to 9,000 yards
DD Parrott engages CV Akagi at 9,000 yards
DD Bulmer engages DD Akizuki at 9,000 yards
Range increases to 11,000 yards
CV Akagi  screened from combat
- escorted by DD Susuzuki
DD Yudachi engages DD Parrott at 11,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Bulmer at 11,000 yards
DD Akizuki engages DD Bulmer at 11,000 yards
Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
Task forces break off...
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAP Hakone Maru, Shell hits 1,  on fire
      xAP Haruna Maru
      xAP Teikyo Maru
      AK Sakito Maru
 
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAP Hakone Maru at 6,000 yards
xAP Hakone Maru fired at enemy troops
xAP Haruna Maru fired at enemy troops
xAP Teikyo Maru fired at enemy troops
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAP Hakone Maru, Shell hits 3,  heavy fires
      AK Sakito Maru
 
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAP Hakone Maru at 12,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAP Hakone Maru at 12,000 yards
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 22
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      22 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid detected at 94 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 34
      G3M2 Nell x 3
      G4M1 Betty x 18
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged
 
Airbase hits 6
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 25
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      18 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
       3 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid detected at 21 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 14
      G3M2 Nell x 19
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
 
Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 19
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      19 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      CW-21B Demon x 1
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
 
CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 6000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 93,144
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 30 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 28
      B5N2 Kate x 36
      D3A1 Val x 27
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3A Wildcat x 8
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 13
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 2 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
 
Allied Ships
      CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 7,  heavy fires
      CA Louisville
      DD Ellet, Bomb hits 1,  heavy fires
      CA Portland
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      12 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
       4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
       4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
       4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
VF-42 with F4F-3 Wildcat (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes
 
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Yorktown
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Pakanbaroe Cdo , at 44,85 (Padang)
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 48
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      33 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       4 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Padang Cdo  ...
Also attacking Pakanbaroe Cdo  ...
Also attacking Padang Cdo  ...
Also attacking Pakanbaroe Cdo  ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Pakanbaroe Cdo , at 44,85 (Padang)
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      17 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 6
      Ki-51 Sonia x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       6 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on W Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,91 , near Pontianak
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      35 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 13th Indpt Infantry Regiment, at 84,33 (Ningsia)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 5
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SB-III: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
 
Japanese ground losses:
      8 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x SB-III bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       1 x SB-III bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 3
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 1st Sasebo Assault Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 19
 
Allied aircraft
      Wirraway x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Wirraway: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
Nisshin-1  with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Raid is overhead
Junyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 19
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 11
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Glasgow Maru
      xAP Teikyo Maru
      xAP Hakone Maru,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      xAP Haruna Maru
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
       2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
       3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Nisshin-1  with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters to 5000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Junyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
      Raid is overhead
 
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Hakone Maru
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 14
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 93,144
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 26
      B5N2 Kate x 48
      D3A1 Val x 30
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3A Wildcat x 1
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
      D3A1 Val: 1 damaged
 
No Allied losses
 
Allied Ships
      CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 3,  on fire,  heavy damage
      DD Craven
      CA Portland
      DD McCall
      DD Maury
      CA Louisville, Bomb hits 3,  on fire
      DD Gridley
      DD Clark
      DD Benham
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
       4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
       8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
 
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Yorktown
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on 61st PA Infantry Division, at 79,84 (Iloilo)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      33 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      L-212: 1 damaged
 
Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 3
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      20 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 23
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
 
Allied aircraft losses
      139WH-3: 2 damaged
      139WH-3: 1 destroyed on ground
      L-212: 2 damaged
 
Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 5
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 18
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Belgium Maru
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Naval Attack:  4 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Nisshin-1  with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
Zuiho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Raid is overhead
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
Sasebo Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Raid is overhead
Junyo-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Raid is overhead
Hosho-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Sub attack near Deboyne Islands  at 102,136
 
Japanese Ships
      CV Akagi
      CS Chiyoda
      DD Akizuki
      DD Yudachi
      DD Susuzuki
 
Allied Ships
      SS Stingray
 
SS Stingray launches 4 torpedoes at CV Akagi
Stingray diving deep ....
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Port Moresby (98,130)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAP Hakone Maru, Shell hits 5,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      AK Sakito Maru
 
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAP Hakone Maru at 12,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAP Hakone Maru at 12,000 yards
6" Mk V/VII Gun Battery engaging xAP Hakone Maru at 12,000 yards
 
 
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Ground combat at Ningsia (84,33)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 21636 troops, 166 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 670
 
Defending force 31321 troops, 185 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 462
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 396 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 168 
 
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Ningsia !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: 
 
Japanese ground losses:
      432 casualties reported
         Squads: 11 destroyed, 53 disabled
         Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Allied ground losses:
      13365 casualties reported
         Squads: 181 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 614 destroyed, 24 disabled
         Engineers: 52 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 22 (19 destroyed, 3 disabled)
      Units retreated 5
      Units destroyed 1
 
Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
 
Assaulting units:
    4th Mongol Cavalry Division
    7th Mongol Cavalry Division
    12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
    11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
    2nd Ching An Tui Brigade
    13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
    2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
    4th Cavalry Brigade
    26th Engineer Regiment
    26th Recon Regiment
    Mongol Garrison Army
    11th Field Artillery Regiment
 
Defending units:
    17th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps
    13th Chinese Corps
    82nd Chinese Corps
    8th War Area 
    31st Group Army
 
 
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 6762 troops, 88 guns, 202 vehicles, Assault Value = 152
 
Defending force 11678 troops, 200 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 342
 
Japanese ground losses:
      71 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    Lark Force 
    30th Australian Brigade
    14th RAAF Base Sqdn 
    Moresby RAN Stn Base Force
    Papuan Inf Battalion
    13th Fld RAA Regiment
    Port Moresby Coastal Gun Battalion
 
Defending units:
    1st China Assault Division
    1st Sasebo Assault Division
    II/84th Naval Guard Unit
    1st Para Assault/C Div /1
    1st Para Assault/A Div /1
 
 
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Ground combat at Groot Natoena (57,83)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 836 troops, 25 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 34
 
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 34 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1 
 
Japanese assault odds: 34 to 1 (fort level 0) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Groot Natoena !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Attacker: 
 
Assaulting units:
    21st Infantry Rgt /3
Allied air crews are showing their exhaustion as they realize the magnitude of their task in the battle unfolding before them!
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war" - William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"

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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97370Post Jones
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:44 pm

An after action report filed by the leader of the "Shokaku-2" squadron of Val dive bombers...
Takahasi, K wrote:Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Townsville at 93,144

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 26
B5N2 Kate x 48
D3A1 Val x 30

Allied aircraft
F4F-3A Wildcat x 1

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

No Allied losses

Allied Ships
CV Yorktown, Bomb hits 3, on fire, heavy damage
DD Craven
CA Portland
DD McCall
DD Maury
CA Louisville, Bomb hits 3, on fire
DD Gridley
DD Clark
DD Benham

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet *
Naval Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-6 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes

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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97373Post aphrochine
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:40 pm

Air Groups indeed exhausted, let's see if the ground elements can provide adequate support!!!

Quite a battle though, looks like the entire might of the IJN Pacific Fleet is on display!!!
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97385Post Jones
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:46 pm

Mar. 22, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 22, 42
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Kirishima
      BB Hiei
      CL Naka
      CL Otonase
 
Allied ground losses:
      209 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 10 disabled
         Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
 
Airbase hits 8
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 3
Port hits 8
Port supply hits 2
 
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Kirishima
BB Kirishima firing at 30th Australian Brigade
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Hiei
BB Hiei firing at Port Moresby 
CL Naka firing at 30th Australian Brigade
CL Otonase firing at Port Moresby 
 
 
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Submarine attack near Tandjoengpinang  at 50,86
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Aso Maru, Torpedo hits 1,  on fire
 
Allied Ships
      SS O16
 
xAK Aso Maru is sighted by SS O16
SS O16 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Aso Maru
 
 
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Sub attack near Woodlark Island  at 104,132
 
Japanese Ships
      DD Hatsushima
      DD Samidare
      DD Yugure
 
Allied Ships
      SS Sargo
 
SS Sargo launches 2 torpedoes at DD Hatsushima
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yugure fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 14
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 23
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      23 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid detected at 101 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 35 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 35
      G3M2 Nell x 22
      G4M1 Betty x 23
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
      G4M1 Betty: 3 damaged
 
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      23 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
      13 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
       9 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 61st PA Infantry Division, at 79,84 (Iloilo)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      108 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 12
      Ki-51 Sonia x 4
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       4 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 50th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 24
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 100th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 50th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Pakanbaroe Cdo , at 44,85 (Padang)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 35
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      27 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       7 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 34
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 7
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Pakanbaroe Cdo , at 44,85 (Padang)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 22
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
 
Allied aircraft losses
      L-212: 1 damaged
 
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 12
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on W Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,91 , near Pontianak
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      18 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      8 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 3
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Ground combat at 51,103 (near Tjilatjap)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 11481 troops, 102 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 283
 
Defending force 3498 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 196 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 27 
 
Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      117 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      1190 casualties reported
         Squads: 69 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 42 destroyed, 8 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 9 (4 destroyed, 5 disabled)
      Units retreated 4
 
Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
 
Assaulting units:
    4th Division
 
Defending units:
    2nd KNIL Regiment
    Tjepoe Cdo 
    4th KNIL Regiment
    6th Cav Sqdn 
    Mobiele Battalion
    HQ II KNIL Division
 
 
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 11553 troops, 196 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 346
 
Defending force 7857 troops, 99 guns, 202 vehicles, Assault Value = 153
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 346 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 89 
 
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 2) 
 
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      604 casualties reported
         Squads: 20 destroyed, 27 disabled
         Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 12 (5 destroyed, 7 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Allied ground losses:
      217 casualties reported
         Squads: 3 destroyed, 41 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 34 disabled
         Engineers: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
      Guns lost 12 (7 destroyed, 5 disabled)
 
Assaulting units:
    1st Para Assault/A Div /1
    II/84th Naval Guard Unit
    1st China Assault Division
    1st Sasebo Assault Division
    1st Para Assault/C Div /1
 
Defending units:
    Lark Force 
    30th Australian Brigade
    Papuan Inf Battalion
    Moresby RAN Stn Base Force
    14th RAAF Base Sqdn 
    13th Fld RAA Regiment
    Port Moresby Coastal Gun Battalion
 
 
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Ground combat at Koepang (68,116)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 1830 troops, 96 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 101
 
Defending force 759 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 16
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 39 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 3 
 
Japanese assault odds: 13 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), op mode(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      36 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      355 casualties reported
         Squads: 15 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 10 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Units retreated 1
 
Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
 
Assaulting units:
    1st Kure Assault Division
 
Defending units:
    Timor Cdo 
 
 
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 4254 troops, 71 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 110
 
Defending force 11074 troops, 196 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 308
 
Japanese ground losses:
      57 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    Lark Force 
    30th Australian Brigade
    Papuan Inf Battalion
    13th Fld RAA Regiment
    14th RAAF Base Sqdn 
    Moresby RAN Stn Base Force
    Port Moresby Coastal Gun Battalion
 
Defending units:
    1st China Assault Division
    1st Sasebo Assault Division
    1st Para Assault/A Div /1
    1st Para Assault/C Div /1
The Battle For New Guinea shifts focus from the seas to the ground as Japanese forces begin their push to taking the town and the all important air strip at Port Moresby.
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war" - William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"

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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97392Post Jones
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:37 pm

Mar. 23, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 23, 42
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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 31 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 3
 
Allied aircraft
      B-339D x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-339D: 2 destroyed
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 17000 feet
 
CAP engaged:
3-VI.G.V  with B-339D (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 18000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 61st PA Infantry Division, at 79,84 (Iloilo)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 27
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      95 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 35th Chinese Corps, at 89,36 , near Yenan
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 12
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 22
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      22 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja Defenses , at 56,104 (Soerabaja)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 51
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 39
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 6 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      44 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Madoeng Defenses  ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
Also attacking Madoeng Defenses  ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
Also attacking Madoeng Defenses  ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
Also attacking Madoeng Defenses  ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
Also attacking Madoeng Defenses  ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 5
      Ki-51 Sonia x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       5 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on W Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,91 , near Pontianak
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      26 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 13th Indpt Infantry Regiment, at 84,33 (Ningsia)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      I-15-III x 4
      SB-III x 2
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x SB-III bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 60,43 , near Katha
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 11
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      11 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 1st Sasebo Assault Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 10
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17D Fortress: 1 damaged
 
Japanese ground losses:
      7 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       5 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 1st Para Assault/A Div /1 ...
Also attacking 1st China Assault Division ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 1st Para Assault/A Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 2
 
No Allied losses
 
Japanese ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 21
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 17000 feet
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Pakanbaroe Cdo , at 44,85 (Padang)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       8 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Pakanbaroe Cdo , at 44,85 (Padang)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      6 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      17 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Ground combat at 88,57 (near Wenchow)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 24982 troops, 245 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 823
 
Defending force 31752 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 230
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 281 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 34 
 
Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
 experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: 
 
Japanese ground losses:
      165 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
      Vehicles lost 19 (1 destroyed, 18 disabled)
 
Allied ground losses:
      758 casualties reported
         Squads: 26 destroyed, 93 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 27 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
 
Assaulting units:
    116th Division
    17th Division
    8th Armored Car Co 
    22nd Division
    12th Tank Regiment
    15th Tank Regiment
    13th Army
    4th Mortar Battalion
 
Defending units:
    70th Chinese Corps
    49th Chinese Corps
    86th Chinese Corps
    88th Chinese Corps
    100th Chinese Corps
    21st Chinese Corps
    28th Chinese Corps
    10th Group Army
    23rd Group Army
    50th Chinese Corps
    32nd Group Army
 
 
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Ground combat at 51,103 (near Tjilatjap)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 11381 troops, 102 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 273
 
Defending force 265 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 52 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1 
 
Japanese assault odds: 52 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)
 
Allied ground losses:
      296 casualties reported
         Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Units destroyed 2
 
Assaulting units:
    4th Division
 
Defending units:
    Tjepoe Cdo 
    Mobiele Battalion
 
 
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 4230 troops, 71 guns, 48 vehicles, Assault Value = 108
 
Defending force 11101 troops, 196 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 310
 
Japanese ground losses:
      91 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      31 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    Lark Force 
    30th Australian Brigade
    14th RAAF Base Sqdn 
    Papuan Inf Battalion
    13th Fld RAA Regiment
    Moresby RAN Stn Base Force
    Port Moresby Coastal Gun Battalion
 
Defending units:
    1st Sasebo Assault Division
    1st China Assault Division
    1st Para Assault/A Div /1
    1st Para Assault/C Div /1
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97397Post Jones
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:51 pm

Mar. 24, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 24, 42
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Night Naval bombardment of Cooktown at 92,137
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Maya
      CL Yubari
      DD Yuzuki
      DD Shinonome
      DD Kawakaze
      DD Kagero
 
Airbase hits 4
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 15
Port hits 4
Port fuel hits 4
Port supply hits 1
 
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Maya
CA Maya firing at Cooktown 
CL Yubari firing at Cooktown 
DD Yuzuki firing at Cooktown 
DD Shinonome firing at Cooktown 
DD Kawakaze firing at Cooktown 
DD Kagero firing at Cooktown 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 20
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      20 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 17000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 61,43 (Katha)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 9
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 17000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 115,160
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 45 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 22 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      H6K4 Mavis x 3
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3A Wildcat x 8
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 7
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      H6K4 Mavis: 1 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 5000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
VMF-121  with F4F-3 Wildcat (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 8000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 8000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid detected at 107 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 42 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 46
      G3M2 Nell x 21
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G3M2 Nell: 1 damaged
 
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 9
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 11000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Palawan Constab Battalion, at 75,82 (Taytay)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      36 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Cheribon Defenses , at 51,100 (Cheribon)
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 5
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15
      Ki-51 Sonia x 18
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      22 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       5 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 35th Chinese Corps, at 89,36 , near Yenan
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 12
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      15 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Cheribon Defenses , at 51,100 (Cheribon)
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 20
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      22 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 24
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 28th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja Defenses , at 56,104 (Soerabaja)
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 50
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      61 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Madoeng Defenses  ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
Also attacking Madoeng Defenses  ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 61,43 (Katha)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 2
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 1st China Assault Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 10
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 8
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17D Fortress: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      6 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 12000.
      Raid is overhead
 
Also attacking 1st Sasebo Assault Division ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 1st China Assault Division, at 98,130 (Port Moresby)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 1
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       1 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Ryujo-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 132 minutes
Kaga-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 12000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 110 minutes
 
 
 
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Sub attack near Kwajalein Island  at 133,115
 
Japanese Ships
      PB Fumi Maru #3
      PB Kyo Maru #7
 
Allied Ships
      SS Dolphin
 
SS Dolphin launches 2 torpedoes at PB Fumi Maru #3
Dolphin diving deep ....
PB Kyo Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Kyo Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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ASW attack near Rabaul  at 106,125
 
Japanese Ships
      DD Ikazuchi
      DD Mikazuki
 
Allied Ships
      SS Seawolf, hits 4
 
SS Seawolf launches 4 torpedoes at DD Ikazuchi
DD Mikazuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mikazuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Mikazuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Mikazuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Mikazuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Mikazuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Ground combat at Cheribon (51,100)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 4626 troops, 54 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 168
 
Defending force 87 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 143 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1 
 
Japanese assault odds: 143 to 1 (fort level 1) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Cheribon !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(-), experience(-)
Attacker: 
 
Japanese ground losses:
      11 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      91 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    41st Infantry Regiment
    6th Tank Regiment
    3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
 
Defending units:
    Cheribon Defenses 
 
 
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Ground combat at Melak (63,95)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 1830 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 61
 
Defending force 283 troops, 10 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 13 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 4 
 
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 1) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Melak !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      6 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      108 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Units retreated 1
 
Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
 
Assaulting units:
    82nd Naval Guard Unit
 
Defending units:
    II Samarinda Cdo 
 
 
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 932 troops, 29 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 105
 
Defending force 11081 troops, 196 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 310
 
Allied ground losses:
      8 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    Lark Force 
    30th Australian Brigade
    Papuan Inf Battalion
    Moresby RAN Stn Base Force
    14th RAAF Base Sqdn 
    13th Fld RAA Regiment
    Port Moresby Coastal Gun Battalion
 
Defending units:
    1st Para Assault/A Div /1
    1st Sasebo Assault Division
    1st China Assault Division
    1st Para Assault/C Div /1
 
 
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Ground combat at Katha (61,43)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 3660 troops, 32 guns, 1 vehicles, Assault Value = 103
 
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 48 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1 
 
Japanese assault odds: 48 to 1 (fort level 0) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Katha !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Attacker: leaders(-)
 
Assaulting units:
    33rd/B Division
IJA forces are advancing West along Java towards Batavia.
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97409Post aphrochine
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:51 am

The bombardment of Cairns was the right idea...
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97414Post Jones
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:44 pm

Mar. 25, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 25, 42
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ASW attack near Port Moresby  at 98,130
 
Japanese Ships
      DD Kagero
      CL Yubari
      DD Kawakaze
      DD Yuzuki
      DD Shinonome
 
Allied Ships
      SS S-39
 
SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Kagero
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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ASW attack near Port Moresby  at 98,130
 
Japanese Ships
      CL Yubari
      DD Kawakaze
      DD Yuzuki
      DD Shinonome
 
Allied Ships
      SS S-39
 
SS S-39 is sighted by escort
S-39 bottoming out ....
DD Yuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Shinonome fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Maya
      CL Yubari
      DD Yuzuki
      DD Shinonome
      DD Kawakaze
      DD Kagero
 
Allied ground losses:
      90 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 9
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1
 
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Maya
CA Maya firing at 30th Australian Brigade
CL Yubari firing at Port Moresby 
DD Yuzuki firing at Port Moresby 
DD Shinonome firing at 13th Fld RAA Regiment
DD Kawakaze firing at Port Moresby 
DD Kagero firing at Port Moresby 
 
 
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Amphibious Assault at Soebi-besar (57,85)
 
TF 122 troops unloading over beach at Soebi-besar, 57,85
 
 
 
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Sub attack near Hilo  at 183,113
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-10
 
Allied Ships
      PC Reliance
 
SS I-10 launches 2 torpedoes
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Reliance fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Wirraway: 1 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Haruna
      BB Kongo
      CL Abukuma
 
Allied ground losses:
      525 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 26 disabled
         Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 7 (4 destroyed, 3 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
 
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 15
Port hits 14
Port supply hits 4
 
BB Haruna firing at Port Moresby 
BB Kongo firing at Port Moresby 
CL Abukuma firing at Port Moresby 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 61,43 (Katha)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 49 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 9
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Batavia , at 49,98 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 24
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      24 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 17000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Palawan Constab Battalion, at 75,82 (Taytay)
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 51
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      128 casualties reported
         Squads: 4 destroyed, 7 disabled
         Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      27 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 2nd KNIL Regiment, at 51,102 (Tjilatjap)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 20
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 41
      Ki-51 Sonia x 17
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
      20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 35th Chinese Corps, at 89,36 , near Yenan
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 12
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 21
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 88th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Madoeng Defenses , at 56,104 (Soerabaja)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 25 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 50
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      67 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      24 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
Also attacking Madoeng Defenses  ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
Also attacking Madoeng Defenses  ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 5
      Ki-51 Sonia x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       5 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on W Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,91 , near Pontianak
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 7
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 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:
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on W Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,91 , near Pontianak
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 3
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Emmahaven Defenses , at 44,85 (Padang)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 61,43 (Katha)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 2
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 17172 troops, 164 guns, 160 vehicles, Assault Value = 596
 
Defending force 17490 troops, 179 guns, 20 vehicles, Assault Value = 409
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 264 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 217 
 
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 3) 
 
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 2
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: forts(+), leaders(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: 
 
Japanese ground losses:
      1850 casualties reported
         Squads: 6 destroyed, 176 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      910 casualties reported
         Squads: 40 destroyed, 119 disabled
         Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 26 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 15 (1 destroyed, 14 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 8 (6 destroyed, 2 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    21st Division
    11th Infantry Regiment
    1st Tank Regiment
    14th Tank Regiment
    1st RF Gun Battalion
    14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
 
Defending units:
    4th Cav Sqdn 
    Roodenburg Cdo 
    5th Cav Sqdn 
    6th KNIL Regiment
    II Marechausse Cdo 
    V Landstorm Cdo 
    3rd Cav Sqdn 
    Lijfwacht Cav Sqdn 
    III Landstorm Cdo 
    Groep Zud 
    Tjilitjap Cdo 
    II Landstorm Cdo 
    VI Landstorm Cdo 
    Marinier Battalion
    NI-MLD 
    Soerabaja Defenses 
    A-II-Ld AA Battalion
    VLG-II Sup Groep 
    Soerabaja KM Base Force
    HQ III KNIL Division
    Madoeng Defenses 
    VLG-IV Sup Groep 
    VkA-2 Sup Afd 
 
 
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Ground combat at 88,57 (near Wenchow)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 24927 troops, 245 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 608
 
Defending force 30602 troops, 28 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 148
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 398 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 28 
 
Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
 experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: 
 
Japanese ground losses:
      126 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      1406 casualties reported
         Squads: 54 destroyed, 26 disabled
         Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 62 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    8th Armored Car Co 
    116th Division
    17th Division
    12th Tank Regiment
    15th Tank Regiment
    13th Army
    4th Mortar Battalion
 
Defending units:
    86th Chinese Corps
    28th Chinese Corps
    49th Chinese Corps
    88th Chinese Corps
    70th Chinese Corps
    100th Chinese Corps
    21st Chinese Corps
    50th Chinese Corps
    23rd Group Army
    10th Group Army
    32nd Group Army
 
 
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Ground combat at Port Moresby (98,130)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 11723 troops, 204 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 360
 
Defending force 6909 troops, 86 guns, 201 vehicles, Assault Value = 101
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 576 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 191 
 
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Port Moresby !!!
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Wirraway: 1 destroyed
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      888 casualties reported
         Squads: 27 destroyed, 13 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 15 (5 destroyed, 10 disabled)
 
Allied ground losses:
      1310 casualties reported
         Squads: 61 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 123 destroyed, 20 disabled
         Engineers: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 56 (55 destroyed, 1 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 164 (155 destroyed, 9 disabled)
      Units retreated 7
 
Assaulting units:
    1st Para Assault/A Div /1
    1st China Assault Division
    1st Sasebo Assault Division
    1st Para Assault/C Div /1
 
Defending units:
    Lark Force 
    30th Australian Brigade
    Moresby RAN Stn Base Force
    14th RAAF Base Sqdn 
    13th Fld RAA Regiment
    Papuan Inf Battalion
    Port Moresby Coastal Gun Battalion
Port Moresby falls! Admiral Yamamoto is lauded by the adoring Japanese public for the greatness of his strategic vision and his masterful skill in battle.
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war" - William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"

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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97426Post Jones
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:47 pm

Mar. 26, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 26, 42
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ASW attack near Lihir  at 108,123
 
Japanese Ships
      CS Chiyoda
      DD Akizuki
      DD Hakaze
      DD Yudachi
 
Allied Ships
      SS Searaven
 
SS Searaven is sighted by escort
DD Hakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yudachi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 61,43 (Katha)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 9
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 42nd Chinese Corps, at 88,37 (Yenan)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 12
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      19 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on W Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,91 , near Pontianak
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      33 casualties reported
         Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Emmahaven Defenses , at 44,85 (Padang)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sarawak Force , at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 61,43 (Katha)
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 2
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x H81-A3 sweeping at 16000 feet
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Tjilatjap , at 51,102 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 17
      G3M2 Nell x 14
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G3M2 Nell: 2 damaged
 
Allied Ships
      ARD Tjilitlap Kv, Bomb hits 3,  on fire
 
Port hits 8
Port fuel hits 2
Port supply hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 10000 feet
               Port Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 95,139
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 4
      SBD-3 Dauntless x 2
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Hiei
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 95,139
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
      SBD-3 Dauntless x 3
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Hiei
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 95,139
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Wirraway x 10
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Wirraway: 1 destroyed by flak
 
Japanese Ships
      DD Tanikaze
      DD Asashio
      BB Kirishima
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x Wirraway bombing from 100 feet
               Naval Attack:  1 x 100 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 95,139
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      A-24 Banshee x 14
 
Allied aircraft losses
      A-24 Banshee: 1 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      CL Naka
      BB Kirishima, Bomb hits 1
      BB Hiei
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       4 x A-24 Banshee 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
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Cairns at 95,139
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      A-24 Banshee x 17
 
Allied aircraft losses
      A-24 Banshee: 1 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Kirishima
      BB Hiei, Bomb hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       2 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 4000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
      10 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       3 x A-24 Banshee releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Efate at 120,154
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid detected at 89 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 47
      B5N2 Kate x 28
      D3A1 Val x 65
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      D3A1 Val: 2 damaged
      D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak
 
Allied Ships
      CL Concord, Bomb hits 7,  heavy fires
      xAP Maui
      DD Stuart, Bomb hits 1,  heavy fires
      DD Smith
      DD Morris
      xAK Yochow, Bomb hits 9, and is sunk
      DD Dale, Bomb hits 1
      AK Arcturus, Bomb hits 2,  on fire
      DD Worden, Bomb hits 1,  on fire
      KV La Gracieuse
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      15 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
               Naval Attack:  1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
      11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      13 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
               Naval Attack:  1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
      13 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
       3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
       7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
 
Massive explosion on xAK Yochow
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Yochow
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Concord
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring DD Stuart
 
 
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Ground combat at Yenan (88,37)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 23971 troops, 174 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 704
 
Defending force 38878 troops, 218 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 921
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 268 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1363 
 
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 5 (fort level 3) 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(+), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), supply(-)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      6126 casualties reported
         Squads: 49 destroyed, 562 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 55 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 33 disabled
      Guns lost 36 (1 destroyed, 35 disabled)
 
Allied ground losses:
      299 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
         Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    4th Ind.Mixed Brigade
    41st Division
    9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
 
Defending units:
    1st Construction Regiment
    22nd Chinese Corps
    23rd Chinese Corps
    19th Chinese Corps
    3rd Prov Chinese Corps
    42nd Chinese Corps
    4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
    8th Route Army 
    2nd Construction Regiment
    2nd War Area 
    6th Group Army
    18th Group Army
    12th Chinese Base Force
 
 
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Ground combat at Padang (44,85)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 4032 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 127
 
Defending force 2184 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 57
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 57 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 34 
 
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1) 
 
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      48 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      146 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 30 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    56th Infantry Regiment
 
Defending units:
    Padang Cdo 
    Emmahaven Defenses 
    Pakanbaroe Cdo 
IJN CVs strike shipping spotted unloading at Efate. In China, IJA troops attempt another river crossing to create a bridgehead at Yennan in north-central China.
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97489Post Jones
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:47 am

Mar. 28, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 28, 42
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Sub attack near Donggala  at 67,97
 
Japanese Ships
      PB Akitsui Maru
      PB Chohakusan Maru
 
Allied Ships
      SS Porpoise
 
SS Porpoise launches 2 torpedoes at PB Akitsui Maru
Porpoise diving deep ....
PB Chohakusan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chohakusan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chohakusan Maru attacking submerged sub ....
PB Chohakusan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Chohakusan Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Palawan Constab Battalion, at 75,82 (Taytay)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 54
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      28 casualties reported
         Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      28 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 6
      Ki-51 Sonia x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       6 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on W Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,91 , near Pontianak
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      36 casualties reported
         Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 12
      B5N2 Kate x 46
      D3A1 Val x 21
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
      D3A1 Val: 4 damaged
      D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
               Port Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      22 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
               Port Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
               Port Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
       8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
               Port Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 14
      D3A1 Val x 23
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      D3A1 Val: 8 damaged
      D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
               Port Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       6 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
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on 4th KNIL Regiment, at 51,102 (Tjilatjap)
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 20
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 41
      Ki-51 Sonia x 17
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
      20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Emmahaven Defenses , at 44,85 (Padang)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 9
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      43 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Ground combat at Padang (44,85)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 3934 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 117
 
Defending force 1809 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 30
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 94 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 13 
 
Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Padang !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), preparation(-), fatigue(-)
 morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: 
 
Japanese ground losses:
      37 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      540 casualties reported
         Squads: 7 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 10 (10 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Units retreated 3
 
Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
 
Assaulting units:
    56th Infantry Regiment
 
Defending units:
    Padang Cdo 
    Pakanbaroe Cdo 
    Emmahaven Defenses 
The last major Allied base on Sumatra, Padang, has fallen to an IJA attack.
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:48 am

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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97500Post Jones
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:17 pm

Mar. 29, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 29, 42
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ASW attack near Colombo  at 28,46
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-153
 
Allied Ships
      PC Sutlej
 
SS I-153 is sighted by escort
I-153 diving deep ....
PC Sutlej fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Sutlej fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Sutlej fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Sutlej fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC Sutlej fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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ASW attack near Colombo  at 27,49
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-162
 
Allied Ships
      AM Cromer
      AM Toowoomba
 
SS I-162 is located by AM Cromer
I-162 diving deep ....
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub and abandons search
AM Toowoomba attacking submerged sub ....
AM Toowoomba cannot reach attack position over SS I-162
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Sub attack near Truk  at 112,110
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kinkasan Maru
      SC Ch 24
 
Allied Ships
      SS Trigger
 
SS Trigger launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Kinkasan Maru
Trigger diving deep ....
SC Ch 24 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 24 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 24 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 24 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 24 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Amphibious Assault at Djemadja (53,83)
 
TF 345 troops unloading over beach at Djemadja, 53,83
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-48-Ib Lily x 9
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 49th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 61st PA Infantry Division, at 79,84 (Iloilo)
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 26
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      94 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 61st PA Infantry Division, at 79,84 (Iloilo)
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      84 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      30 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 4th KNIL Regiment, at 51,102 (Tjilatjap)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 39 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 25
      Ki-51 Sonia x 17
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 8th Route Army , at 88,37 (Yenan)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 12
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      8 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 42nd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 8th Route Army  ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 4th KNIL Regiment, at 51,102 (Tjilatjap)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 20
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sawahloento , at 45,85 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Pakanbaroe Cdo , at 45,85 (Sawahloento)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 12
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Padang Cdo  ...
Also attacking Pakanbaroe Cdo  ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 88,57 , near Wenchow
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 17
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja Defenses , at 56,104 (Soerabaja)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 18
      G4M1 Betty x 12
 
Allied aircraft
      B-339D x 2
      CW-21B Demon x 1
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
      G4M1 Betty: 2 damaged
 
Allied aircraft losses
      CW-21B Demon: 1 destroyed
 
Allied ground losses:
      23 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 13000 feet
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
2-Vl.G.IV with CW-21B Demon (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 6000.
      Raid is overhead
3-Vl.G.IV with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 9000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 9000.
      Raid is overhead
2-VI.G.V  with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 65 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 27 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      B5N2 Kate x 48
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      B5N2 Kate: 2 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
               Port Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
               Port Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Madoeng Defenses , at 56,104 (Soerabaja)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 20
 
Allied aircraft
      B-339D x 1
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
 
No Allied losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      48 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
2-VI.G.V  with B-339D (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 6
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on NI-MLD , at 56,104 (Soerabaja)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 9
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 21
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 5 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      138 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on W Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,91 , near Pontianak
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on 13th Indpt Infantry Regiment, at 84,34 , near Ningsia
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6
 
Allied aircraft
      A-29A Hudson x 1
      I-15-III x 4
      SB-III x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Japanese ground losses:
      20 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x SB-III bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       1 x A-29A Hudson bombing from 100 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      6 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Ground combat at Soerabaja (56,104)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 18992 troops, 205 guns, 186 vehicles, Assault Value = 532
 
Defending force 15991 troops, 176 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 298
 
Japanese engineers reduce fortifications to 1
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 352 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 201 
 
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1) 
 
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 1
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: leaders(+), experience(-)
Attacker: 
 
Japanese ground losses:
      1163 casualties reported
         Squads: 3 destroyed, 132 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
         Engineers: 1 destroyed, 15 disabled
      Guns lost 11 (1 destroyed, 10 disabled)
 
Allied ground losses:
      1468 casualties reported
         Squads: 54 destroyed, 17 disabled
         Non Combat: 23 destroyed, 18 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    21st Division
    11th Infantry Regiment
    14th Tank Regiment
    5th Engineer Regiment
    1st Tank Regiment
    23rd Ind Engineer Regiment
    1st RF Gun Battalion
    5th Field Artillery Regiment
    14th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
 
Defending units:
    V Landstorm Cdo 
    5th Cav Sqdn 
    III Landstorm Cdo 
    Groep Zud 
    Lijfwacht Cav Sqdn 
    II Landstorm Cdo 
    6th KNIL Regiment
    II Marechausse Cdo 
    VI Landstorm Cdo 
    3rd Cav Sqdn 
    Tjilitjap Cdo 
    Marinier Battalion
    HQ III KNIL Division
    Madoeng Defenses 
    VLG-II Sup Groep 
    VLG-IV Sup Groep 
    NI-MLD 
    Soerabaja KM Base Force
    Soerabaja Defenses 
    A-II-Ld AA Battalion
    Roodenburg Cdo 
    VkA-2 Sup Afd 
 
 
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Ground combat at 88,57 (near Wenchow)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 25044 troops, 245 guns, 234 vehicles, Assault Value = 615
 
Defending force 27898 troops, 11 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 124
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 247 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 25 
 
Japanese assault odds: 9 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
 experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: 
 
Japanese ground losses:
      254 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      1472 casualties reported
         Squads: 116 destroyed, 11 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 40 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
 
Assaulting units:
    12th Tank Regiment
    116th Division
    8th Armored Car Co 
    17th Division
    15th Tank Regiment
    13th Army
    4th Mortar Battalion
 
Defending units:
    70th Chinese Corps
    86th Chinese Corps
    49th Chinese Corps
    88th Chinese Corps
    100th Chinese Corps
    10th Group Army
    50th Chinese Corps
    21st Chinese Corps
    28th Chinese Corps
    32nd Group Army
 
 
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Ground combat at Tjilatjap (51,102)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 4242 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 128
 
Defending force 2953 troops, 45 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 24 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 19 
 
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 (fort level 1) 
 
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), fatigue(-), morale(-)
 experience(-)
Attacker: fatigue(-)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      161 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      228 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    41st Infantry Regiment
    3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
 
Defending units:
    2nd KNIL Regiment
    4th KNIL Regiment
    6th Cav Sqdn 
    Tjiitjap KM Base Force
    HQ II KNIL Division
    Tjilitjap Defenses 
 
 
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Ground combat at Pontianak (56,90)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 4138 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 121
 
Defending force 215 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 105 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1 
 
Japanese assault odds: 105 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), preparation(-)
 fatigue(-), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: 
 
Allied ground losses:
      225 casualties reported
         Squads: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    16th Infantry Regiment
 
Defending units:
    Sarawak Force 
 
 
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Ground combat at Bandoeng (50,100)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 384 troops, 0 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 40
 
Defending force 937 troops, 19 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 38 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 16 
 
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 1) 
 
Japanese Assault reduces fortifications to 0
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
 
Allied ground losses:
      39 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 10 (1 destroyed, 9 disabled)
 
Assaulting units:
    6th Tank Regiment
 
Defending units:
    3e-VLG-V Sup Afd 
    Andir ML Base Force
    VkA-1 Sup Afd 
 
 
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Ground combat at Lakatoro (119,151)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 25 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
 
Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 2 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1 
 
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Lakatoro !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Attacker: shock(+), leaders(-)
 
Assaulting units:
    1st Para Assault/B Div /2
Heavy combat at Soerabaja as IJA forces close in on and systematically over-run Allied positions.
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war" - William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"

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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97507Post Jones
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:34 pm

Mar. 30, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Mar 30, 42
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Submarine attack near Jaluit  at 135,120
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Hotsukawa Maru, Torpedo hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage
 
Allied Ships
      SS Silversides
 
xAK Hotsukawa Maru is sighted by SS Silversides
SS Silversides launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Hotsukawa Maru
 
 
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Sub attack near Port Moresby  at 98,130
 
Japanese Ships
      DMS W-10
      xAP Ussuri Maru
      xAP Keihuku Maru
      xAK Glasgow Maru
      xAK Aden Maru
      DD Minekaze
 
Allied Ships
      SS S-39, hits 6
 
SS S-39 launches 4 torpedoes at DMS W-10
S-39 bottoming out ....
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-10 attacking submerged sub ....
DMS W-10 is out of ASW ammo
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DMS W-10 fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Sub attack near Obi  at 76,106
 
Japanese Ships
      PB Choun Maru #18, Torpedo hits 1,  heavy damage
      PB Bisan Maru #3
      TK Kuremente Maru
      PB Takunan Maru #2
 
Allied Ships
      SS O24
 
SS O24 launches 4 torpedoes at PB Choun Maru #18
O24 diving deep ....
PB Takunan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takunan Maru #2 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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ASW attack near Rabaul  at 106,127
 
Japanese Ships
      SC Ch 6
      SC Ch 21
      SC Ch 17
 
Allied Ships
      SS Salmon
 
SS Salmon is sighted by escort
Salmon diving deep ....
SC Ch 21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 21 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 61st PA Infantry Division, at 79,84 (Iloilo)
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 55
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      235 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 20 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
      Guns lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      26 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 9000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 4th KNIL Regiment, at 51,102 (Tjilatjap)
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 23 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 20
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 40
      Ki-51 Sonia x 17
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      19 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
      20 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 57th Chinese Corps, at 87,38 , near Yenan
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 43 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-Ic Sally x 21
      Ki-30 Ann x 12
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      122 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      21 x Ki-21-Ic Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 1st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 57th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 57th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 1st Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Padang Cdo , at 45,85 (Sawahloento)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 42
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      17 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       5 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Pakanbaroe Cdo  ...
Also attacking Emmahaven Defenses  ...
Also attacking Padang Cdo  ...
Also attacking Emmahaven Defenses  ...
Also attacking Padang Cdo  ...
Also attacking Pakanbaroe Cdo  ...
Also attacking Padang Cdo  ...
Also attacking Emmahaven Defenses  ...
Also attacking Padang Cdo  ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Padang Cdo , at 45,85 (Sawahloento)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      19 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      18 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Pakanbaroe Cdo , at 45,85 (Sawahloento)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      17 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      29 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Padang Cdo  ...
Also attacking Pakanbaroe Cdo  ...
Also attacking Padang Cdo  ...
Also attacking Pakanbaroe Cdo  ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on NI-MLD , at 56,104 (Soerabaja)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 48
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 4 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      176 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 28 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      23 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      25 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
Also attacking NI-MLD  ...
Also attacking Soerabaja Defenses  ...
Also attacking NI-MLD  ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Sawahloento , at 45,85 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-43-Ic Oscar sweeping at 20000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 84,34 , near Ningsia
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      I-15-III x 2
      SB-III x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Japanese ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x SB-III bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Ground Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 8000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 8000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Soerabaja , at 56,104 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 24,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 18
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      18 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on 30th Australian Brigade, at 99,130 (Dobadura)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 30
      G4M1 Betty x 17
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      24 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      17 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Soerabaja Defenses , at 56,104 (Soerabaja)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 7
      G4M1 Betty x 11
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      19 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      11 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 13000 feet
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid detected at 80 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 34 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 13
      B5N2 Kate x 48
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      B5N2 Kate: 1 damaged
 
Allied Ships
      AK Arcturus, Bomb hits 1,  heavy damage
 
Port supply hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
               Port Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
      24 x B5N2 Kate bombing from 13000 feet
               Port Attack:  2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Singkawang ML Base Force, at 56,89 , near Singkawang
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 6
      Ki-51 Sonia x 6
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       6 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on W Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 56,91 , near Pontianak
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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ASW attack near Rabaul  at 106,127
 
Japanese Ships
      SC Ch 21
      SC Ch 6
      SC Ch 17
 
Allied Ships
      SS Salmon, hits 2
 
SS Salmon is located by SC Ch 21
SC Ch 21 fails to find sub and abandons search
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 17 attacking submerged sub ....
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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ASW attack near Port Moresby  at 98,130
 
Japanese Ships
      xAP Ussuri Maru
      xAP Keihuku Maru
      xAK Glasgow Maru
      DD Minekaze
 
Allied Ships
      SS O21, hits 4
 
SS O21 is sighted by escort
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Minekaze attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Ground combat at Bandoeng (50,100)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 384 troops, 0 guns, 71 vehicles, Assault Value = 40
 
Defending force 905 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 36 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 16 
 
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Bandoeng !!!
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
Allied aircraft losses
      139WH-3: 2 destroyed
      CW-22 Falcon: 6 destroyed
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), experience(-)
Attacker: 
 
Allied ground losses:
      536 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 21 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 13 (11 destroyed, 2 disabled)
      Units retreated 2
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    6th Tank Regiment
 
Defending units:
    3e-VLG-V Sup Afd 
    Andir ML Base Force
    VkA-1 Sup Afd 
 
 
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Ground combat at 84,34 (near Ningsia)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 21996 troops, 134 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 646
 
Defending force 19009 troops, 157 guns, 42 vehicles, Assault Value = 418
 
Japanese ground losses:
      20 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      68 casualties reported
         Squads: 5 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    29th Chinese Corps
    82nd Chinese Corps
    13th Chinese Corps
    85th Chinese Corps
    17th Chinese Corps
    8th War Area 
 
Defending units:
    2nd Ind.Mixed Brigade
    12th Indpt Infantry Regiment
    11th Indpt Infantry Regiment
    13th Indpt Infantry Regiment
    26th Recon Regiment
    Mongol Garrison Army
    11th Field Artillery Regiment
 
 
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 20000 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 488
 
Defending force 12108 troops, 98 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 359
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    52nd Chinese Corps
    31st Chinese Corps
    64th Chinese Corps
    35th Group Army
    9th Chinese Base Force
 
Defending units:
    38th Division
 
 
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Ground combat at 88,41 (near Kaoping)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 5666 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1119
 
Defending force 20031 troops, 140 guns, 4 vehicles, Assault Value = 629
 
Assaulting units:
    80th Chinese Corps
    34th Chinese Corps
    15th Chinese Corps
    9th Chinese Corps
    40th Chinese Corps
    33rd Chinese Corps
    7th Construction Regiment
    7th Group Army
    14th Group Army
    24th Group Army
 
Defending units:
    110th Division
    15th Ind.Mixed Brigade
IJA armoured forces continue to push towards Batavia on Java, routing Dutch defenders out of Bandoeng.
"Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war" - William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar"

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