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

Post: # 97813Post Jones
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:33 pm

Apr. 27, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 27, 42
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Sub attack near Trivandrum  at 26,44
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-157
 
Allied Ships
      AM Romney
      AM Toowoomba
      AM Cromer
 
SS I-157 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Romney
I-157 diving deep ....
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub and abandons search
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer attacking submerged sub ....
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M3 Zero x 21
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x A6M3 Zero sweeping at 28000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M3 Zero x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x A6M3 Zero sweeping at 28000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 4
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x H81-A3 sweeping at 13000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 30th Australian Brigade, at 99,130 (Dobadura)
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      G4M1 Betty x 28
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      28 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Lark Force  ...
Also attacking 30th Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking Lark Force  ...
Also attacking 30th Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking Lark Force  ...
Also attacking 30th Australian Brigade ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on I/II Barisan Cdo , at 57,105 (Pamekasan)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 32
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 41
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      69 casualties reported
         Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 4 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
      15 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 S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      18 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 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
 
Also attacking Oelin ML Base Force ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 8
 
No Allied losses
 
Airbase hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       4 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 63,41 (Warazup)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Blenheim IV x 14
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 63,41 (Warazup)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Blenheim IV x 32
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      16 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
      16 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 63,41 (Warazup)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Blenheim IV x 10
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      10 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      16 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 17000 feet
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on III/IV Barisan Cdo , at 57,105 (Pamekasan)
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      G4M1 Betty x 13
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      95 casualties reported
         Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      13 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 HQ II KNIL Division, at 50,102 , near Tjilatjap
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20
      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
Apr. 28, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 28, 42
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      15 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 17000 feet
 
CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 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 25000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 25000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 4
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x H81-A3 sweeping at 13000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 30th Australian Brigade, at 99,130 (Dobadura)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      G4M1 Betty x 28
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      19 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      28 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Lark Force  ...
Also attacking 30th Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking Lark Force  ...
Also attacking 30th Australian Brigade ...
Also attacking Lark Force  ...
Also attacking 30th Australian Brigade ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on I/II Barisan Cdo , at 57,105 (Pamekasan)
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 39
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      16 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 II Samarinda Cdo , at 63,96 , near Melak
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 12
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Oelin ML Base Force ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 7
 
No Allied losses
 
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 2
 
No Allied losses
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       2 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 63,41 (Warazup)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
 
Allied aircraft
      Blenheim IV x 30
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Blenheim IV: 1 destroyed, 4 damaged
 
Japanese ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
      15 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 63,41 (Warazup)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 18
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      Blenheim IV x 16
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Blenheim IV: 5 destroyed
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (18 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (18 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      18 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 25000.
      Raid is overhead
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      8 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 33rd/B Division, at 63,41 (Warazup)
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 15
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
 
Allied aircraft
      Blenheim IV x 10
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Blenheim IV: 4 destroyed, 2 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x Blenheim IV bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      7 plane(s) intercepting now.
      8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 17035.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 63 minutes
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 6000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 101 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on III/IV Barisan Cdo , at 57,105 (Pamekasan)
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      G4M1 Betty x 13
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      13 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 4th KNIL Regiment, at 50,102 , near Tjilatjap
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 19
      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
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97814Post Jones
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:34 pm

Apr. 29, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 29, 42
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Sub attack near Langkawi  at 48,72
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Tasmania Maru, Torpedo hits 1,  heavy damage
      xAKL Assam Maru
      PB Hakozake Maru
 
Allied Ships
      SS Truant
 
SS Truant launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Tasmania Maru
PB Hakozake Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hakozake Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hakozake Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hakozake Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Hakozake Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Sub attack near Langkawi  at 48,72
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Tasmania Maru, Torpedo hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage
 
Allied Ships
      SS Truant
 
SS Truant launches 2 torpedoes
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 40 NM, estimated altitude 31,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 19
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 11
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane I Trop: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (19 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      8 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 25000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (10 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 30,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 15
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 11
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane I Trop: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 26300 and 29070.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 48 minutes
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 28300 and 29300.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 4
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      H81-A3: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      7 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 2nd KNIL Regiment, at 50,102 , near Tjilatjap
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 19
      Ki-51 Sonia x 21
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      20 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
      19 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Tjiitjap KM Base Force ...
Also attacking 2nd KNIL Regiment ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on III/IV Barisan Cdo , at 57,105 (Pamekasan)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 31
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 38
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      93 casualties reported
         Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      15 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 II Samarinda Cdo , at 63,96 , near Melak
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 12
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
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 Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 11
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SB-III: 5 damaged
 
Runway hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       4 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14245 and 19245.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 104 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 14
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 4 destroyed
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
Kanoya Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 25300 and 28300.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 82 minutes
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 28300 and 29300.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on III/IV Barisan Cdo , at 57,105 (Pamekasan)
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      G4M1 Betty x 13
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      25 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      13 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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Ground combat at 50,102 (near Tjilatjap)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 5079 troops, 70 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 134
 
Defending force 1475 troops, 5 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 5
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 27 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 7 
 
Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: 
 
Allied ground losses:
      144 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 13 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 2 (2 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    144th Infantry Regiment
    3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
 
Defending units:
    Tjiitjap KM Base Force
    4th KNIL Regiment
    2nd KNIL Regiment
    HQ II KNIL Division
    Tjilitjap Defenses 
 
 
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Ground combat at 69,116 (near Koepang)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 5916 troops, 96 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 193
 
Defending force 371 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 84 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 4 
 
Japanese assault odds: 21 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(-)
 
Allied ground losses:
      143 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 3 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 Dobadura (99,130)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 5603 troops, 96 guns, 12 vehicles, Assault Value = 160
 
Defending force 3043 troops, 36 guns, 63 vehicles, Assault Value = 31
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 128 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 43 
 
Japanese assault odds: 2 to 1 (fort level 0) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Dobadura !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), preparation(-), morale(-)
Attacker: 
 
Japanese ground losses:
      88 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      3111 casualties reported
         Squads: 78 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 304 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 41 (41 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 81 (81 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Units destroyed 7
 
Assaulting units:
    1st Sasebo Assault Division
 
Defending units:
    Lark Force 
    D Coy/NG Rifles 
    30th Australian Brigade
    13th Fld RAA Regiment
    14th RAAF Base Sqdn 
    Papuan Inf Battalion
    Moresby RAN Stn Base Force
 
 
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Ground combat at 63,96 (near Melak)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 1812 troops, 12 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 59
 
Defending force 181 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 53 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1 
 
Japanese assault odds: 53 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), leaders(-), fatigue(-)
 experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: leaders(+)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      5 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      249 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 13 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 4 (4 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    83rd Naval Guard Unit
 
Defending units:
    II Samarinda Cdo
Apr. 30, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Apr 30, 42
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ASW attack near Colombo  at 28,46
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-153
 
Allied Ships
      AM Toowoomba
      AM Cromer
 
SS I-153 is sighted by escort
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub and abandons search
AM Cromer attacking submerged sub ....
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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ASW attack near Ailinglaplap  at 132,117
 
Japanese Ships
      PB Tsuneshima Maru
 
Allied Ships
      SS S-18
 
SS S-18 launches 2 torpedoes at PB Tsuneshima Maru
S-18 diving deep ....
PB Tsuneshima Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tsuneshima Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tsuneshima Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tsuneshima Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Tsuneshima Maru fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Amphibious Assault at Belep Islands (112,155)
 
TF 94 troops unloading over beach at Belep Islands, 112,155
 
 
 
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TF 94 encounters mine field at Belep Islands (112,155)
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 45 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 12
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 31000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 2/1st Ind Coy , at 96,127 (Terapo)
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      G4M1 Betty x 26
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      26 x G4M1 Betty bombing from 10000 feet
               Ground Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb,  4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 4th KNIL Regiment, at 50,102 , near Tjilatjap
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 19
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 19
      Ki-51 Sonia x 21
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      8 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
      19 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 2nd KNIL Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th KNIL Regiment ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 30,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 6
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Hurricane I Trop sweeping at 26300 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 30,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 7
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x Hurricane I Trop sweeping at 26300 feet
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on III/IV Barisan Cdo , at 57,105 (Pamekasan)
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 29
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 35
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      33 casualties reported
         Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      14 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 Oelin ML Base Force, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      12 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 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
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Ground combat at Yenan (88,37)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 1917 troops, 32 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 742
 
Defending force 47466 troops, 278 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1040
 
Assault collapses, survivors seek cover
 
Japanese ground losses:
      1573 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 56 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 67 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
    36th Division
    27th Division
    37th Division
    28th Engineer Regiment
    6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
 
Defending units:
    35th Chinese Corps
    19th Chinese Corps
    8th Route Army 
    42nd Chinese Corps
    22nd Chinese Corps
    23rd Chinese Corps
    4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
    1st Construction Regiment
    3rd Prov Chinese Corps
    2nd Construction Regiment
    6th Group Army
    2nd War Area 
    18th Group Army
    13th Group Army
    12th Chinese Base Force
 
 
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Ground combat at 50,102 (near Tjilatjap)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 5079 troops, 70 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 134
 
Defending force 1334 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 55 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 3 
 
Japanese assault odds: 18 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), fatigue(-)
 morale(-), experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: 
 
Allied ground losses:
      661 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 35 destroyed, 20 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    144th Infantry Regiment
    3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
 
Defending units:
    2nd KNIL Regiment
    HQ II KNIL Division
    4th KNIL Regiment
    Tjiitjap KM Base Force
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97818Post Jones
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:58 am

May 1, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 01, 42
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Amphibious Assault at Pamekasan (57,105)
 
TF 352 troops unloading over beach at Pamekasan, 57,105
 
Japanese ground losses:
      154 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 1 (0 destroyed, 1 disabled)
 
17 troops of a IJA Inf Squad lost from landing craft during unload of 41st Infantry Rgt /2
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      15 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 31000 feet
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 14
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 2
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 8 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 4th KNIL Regiment, at 50,102 , near Tjilatjap
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 20
      Ki-51 Sonia x 21
 
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:
      21 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
 
Also attacking 2nd KNIL Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th KNIL Regiment ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on III/IV Barisan Cdo , at 57,105 (Pamekasan)
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 37
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 38
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      125 casualties reported
         Squads: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 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
      16 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 Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 14
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 5
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 5
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       2 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
      6 plane(s) intercepting now.
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 24000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 24000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97819Post Jones
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:11 pm

May 2, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 02, 42
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Sub attack near Perth  at 48,147
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-164
 
Allied Ships
      DD Isaac Sweers
 
SS I-164 launches 2 torpedoes
I-164 diving deep ....
DD Isaac Sweers fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Isaac Sweers fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Isaac Sweers fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Isaac Sweers fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Isaac Sweers fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Sub attack near Perth  at 48,147
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-164
 
Allied Ships
      DD Isaac Sweers, Torpedo hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage
 
SS I-164 launches 4 torpedoes
I-164 diving deep ....
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Night Air attack on Lae , at 99,126 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      no flights
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Runway hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 9000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Noumea at 115,160 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Hiei
      BB Haruna
      CL Tama
      DD Minegumo
      DD Natsugumo
      DD Arashi
      DD Shiranui
 
Allied ground losses:
      35 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
BB Hiei firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
54th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at BB Hiei
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Haruna
BB Haruna firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
CL Tama firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Minegumo firing at 132nd Infantry Regiment
DD Natsugumo firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Arashi firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Shiranui firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Efate at 120,154 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Kongo
      CA Kako
      CA Furutaka
      CA Takao
 
Allied ground losses:
      65 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 9 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
      Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 6 (2 destroyed, 4 disabled)
 
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 4
Port hits 2
 
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Kongo
BB Kongo firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at BB Kongo
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at CA Kako
CA Kako firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
E7K2 Alf acting as spotter for CA Furutaka
CA Furutaka firing at Efate 
CA Takao firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at CA Takao
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 27
      Ki-44-Ia Tojo x 5
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 5 destroyed
      Ki-44-Ia Tojo: 1 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-Ia Tojo (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 21 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 4th KNIL Regiment, at 50,102 , near Tjilatjap
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 19
      Ki-51 Sonia x 21
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 11000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 2nd KNIL Regiment ...
Also attacking 4th KNIL Regiment ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 4th KNIL Regiment, at 50,102 , near Tjilatjap
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 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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Afternoon Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 41 NM, estimated altitude 28,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 15
      Ki-44-Ia Tojo x 4
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 9
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane I Trop: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-Ia Tojo (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 12 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 24 NM, estimated altitude 29,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13
      Ki-44-Ia Tojo x 3
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 9
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-Ia Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      12 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid detected at 111 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      D3A1 Val x 24
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      24 x D3A1 Val bombing from 16000 feet
               Port Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 38
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      42 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 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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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koumac at 113,156
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 13
      A6M2-N Rufe x 14
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3A Wildcat x 18
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 18
      SB2U-3 Vindicator x 18
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2-N Rufe: 2 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      F4F-3A Wildcat: 2 destroyed
      F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      LSD Akitsu Maru
      xAK Melbourne Maru
      xAP Kashima Maru
      APD Tachikaze
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       8 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       4 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       7 x F4F-3A Wildcat sweeping at 12000 feet
       5 x F4F-3 Wildcat sweeping at 10000 feet
       4 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 4000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      8 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Raid is overhead
14th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (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
Akagi-1/B with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Raid is overhead
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Raid is overhead
Hiryu-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
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
 
 
 
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Pre-Invasion action off Koumac (113,156) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
70 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Maya, Shell hits 1
      CL Naka
      DD Fubuki
      APD Tachikaze
      DD Shikinami
 
Japanese ground losses:
      36 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
CA Maya firing at 259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
259th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at CA Maya
CL Naka firing at 259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
259th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at CL Naka
259th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at DD Fubuki
DD Fubuki firing at 259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
 
 
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Amphibious Assault at Koumac (113,156)
 
TF 34 troops unloading over beach at Koumac, 113,156
 
Japanese ground losses:
      184 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 21 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 17 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 23 (0 destroyed, 23 disabled)
 
17 troops of a IJA Cmbt Eng Sqd 41 lost from landing craft during unload of 21st Ind Engr Rgt
17 troops of a SNLF Inf Squad 41 lost overboard during unload of 1st Maizuru Assault Div /2
 
 
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Pre-Invasion action off Koumac (113,156) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
76 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      PG Izumo, Shell hits 11,  on fire
      xAK Kumagawa Maru, Shell hits 5,  on fire,  heavy damage
      PB Kiso Maru
      xAK Santos Maru
      xAK Kensin Maru
 
Japanese ground losses:
      Vehicles lost 16 (4 destroyed, 12 disabled)
 
Allied ground losses:
      6 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
259th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at PG Izumo
PG Izumo firing at 259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Kumagawa Maru at 8,000 yards
PG Izumo firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Kumagawa Maru at 8,000 yards
PG Izumo firing to suppress enemy battery at 8,000 yards
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Amphibious Assault at Koumac (113,156)
 
TF 113 troops unloading over beach at Koumac, 113,156
 
Japanese ground losses:
      Guns lost 6 (0 destroyed, 6 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 3 (0 destroyed, 3 disabled)
 
 
 
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Ground combat at 50,102 (near Tjilatjap)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 5071 troops, 70 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 134
 
Defending force 806 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 3
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 57 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1 
 
Japanese assault odds: 57 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), disruption(-), morale(-)
 experience(-), supply(-)
Attacker: 
 
Allied ground losses:
      1152 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 86 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Units destroyed 3
 
Assaulting units:
    144th Infantry Regiment
    3rd Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
 
Defending units:
    HQ II KNIL Division
    2nd KNIL Regiment
    4th KNIL Regiment
 
 
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Ground combat at Koumac (113,156)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 1439 troops, 43 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 38
 
Defending force 3337 troops, 101 guns, 19 vehicles, Assault Value = 138
 
Japanese ground losses:
      52 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    1st/102nd Infantry Battalion
    223rd Field Artillery Battalion
    259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
 
Defending units:
    1st Maizuru Assault Div /1
    20th Infantry Rgt /3
    21st Ind Engr Rgt /1
    7th Tank Rgt /1
    2nd Mortar Battalion
    48th Fld AA Bn /1
    8th Medium FA Rgt /1
    9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Bn /1
    2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Bn /1
As the final Dutch troops surrender on Java, the battle for New Caledonia begins!
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:04 pm

Jones wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:11 pm
...the battle for New Caledonia begins!
The first pitched battle between Japanese Empire and combined American forces?!?!?
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:02 pm

aphrochine wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:04 pm
The first pitched battle between Japanese Empire and combined American forces?!?!?
Definitely!
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May 3, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 03, 42
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      APD Tachikaze
      DD Shikinami
 
Japanese ground losses:
      75 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
46 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      PB Kiso Maru
      xAK Santos Maru
      PG Izumo,  on fire
 
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 5,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Sub attack near Colombo  at 27,46
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-159
 
Allied Ships
      AM Cromer
      AM Toowoomba
 
SS I-159 launches 2 torpedoes at AM Cromer
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub and abandons search
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Efate at 120,154 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Chokai
      CL Otonase
 
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Chokai
CA Chokai firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at CA Chokai
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CL Otonase
CL Otonase firing at 2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Koumac at 113,156
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Yamato
      BB Mutsu
      BB Nagato
      CL Isuzu
      CL Nagara
 
Allied ground losses:
      178 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
 
Port hits 17
Port supply hits 2
 
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Yamato
BB Yamato firing at 1st/102nd Infantry Battalion
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Mutsu
BB Mutsu firing at Koumac 
BB Nagato firing at 1st/102nd Infantry Battalion
CL Isuzu firing at 223rd Field Artillery Battalion
CL Nagara firing at Koumac 
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
18 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      APD Tachikaze
      DD Shikinami
 
Japanese ground losses:
      31 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
27 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kumagawa Maru, Shell hits 10,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      PB Kiso Maru
      xAK Santos Maru
      PG Izumo
 
Japanese ground losses:
      Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
 
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Kumagawa Maru at 6,000 yards
PB Kiso Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Kumagawa Maru at 6,000 yards
PB Kiso Maru firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Kumagawa Maru at 6,000 yards
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      APD Tachikaze
      DD Shikinami
 
Japanese ground losses:
      52 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
17 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      PB Kiso Maru
      xAK Santos Maru
      PG Izumo
 
Japanese ground losses:
      Vehicles lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
 
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 27,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 4
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      H81-A3: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 7 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 39 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 26,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      H81-A3: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      5 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 1 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22700 and 27700.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 15000 , scrambling fighters between 24700 and 29700.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Light 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 18
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 38
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      51 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      18 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 S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 16
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      65 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Oelin ML Base Force ...
Also attacking S Borneo KNIL Battalion ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Runway hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 30940.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 26700 and 30700.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 30940.
      Raid is overhead
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 22435 and 27700.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 79 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 29 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      D3A1 Val x 23
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      23 x D3A1 Val bombing from 16000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 31,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 21
      Ki-44-Ia Tojo x 3
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-Ia Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 16 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 28,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 20
      Ki-44-Ia Tojo x 3
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 8
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-44-Ia Tojo: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane I Trop: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 5 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-Ia Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 16 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 1 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 4
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 4
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Runway hits 9
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 9000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Kagoshima-2 Ku S-1/B with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Raid is overhead
Kagoshima-2 Ku S-1/C with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 19
      Ki-44-Ia Tojo x 1
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 15
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 5 destroyed
      Ki-44-Ia Tojo: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (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 15000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-44-Ia Tojo (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      16 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
 
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Melbourne Maru, Shell hits 1,  heavy fires
      CL Naka
      CA Maya
      APD Tachikaze
      DD Shikinami
 
Japanese ground losses:
      22 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Melbourne Maru at 12,000 yards
CA Maya firing to suppress enemy battery at 12,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
29 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kyusyu Maru, Shell hits 6,  on fire
      xAK Nanrei Maru, Shell hits 3,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      PB Kiso Maru
      xAK Santos Maru
      PG Izumo
 
Japanese ground losses:
      Vehicles lost 6 (6 destroyed, 0 disabled)
 
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Kyusyu Maru at 8,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Nanrei Maru at 8,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Kyusyu Maru at 8,000 yards
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
 
 
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Ground combat at Koumac (113,156)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 1311 troops, 42 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 30
 
Defending force 7351 troops, 158 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 256
 
Allied ground losses:
      24 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
 
Assaulting units:
    1st/102nd Infantry Battalion
    223rd Field Artillery Battalion
    259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
 
Defending units:
    21st Ind Engineer Regiment
    20th Infantry Regiment
    7th Tank Regiment
    1st Maizuru Assault Div /1
    8th Medium FA Rgt /1
    48th Field AA Battalion
    2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    2nd Mortar Battalion
    9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Bn /1
May 4, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 04, 42
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
31 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Melbourne Maru, Shell hits 7,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      CL Naka
      DMS W-8
      CA Maya
      xAP Haruna Maru, Shell hits 5,  on fire
      AK Sakito Maru
      DD Shikinami
 
Japanese ground losses:
      8 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Melbourne Maru at 6,000 yards
DMS W-8 firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Melbourne Maru at 6,000 yards
CA Maya firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAP Haruna Maru at 6,000 yards
DMS W-8 firing to suppress enemy battery at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
9 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kyusyu Maru,  on fire
      PB Kiso Maru
      xAK Santos Maru
 
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Kyusyu Maru at 12,000 yards
PB Kiso Maru fired at enemy guns
 
 
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ASW attack near Santa Maria  at 120,148
 
Japanese Ships
      DD Teruzuki
      DD Hatsuzuki
      DD Susuzuki
 
Allied Ships
      SS Sargo, hits 3,  heavy damage
 
SS Sargo is located by DD Teruzuki
Sargo diving deep ....
DD Hatsuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 3
 
No Allied losses
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 9000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Efate at 120,154 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Kirishima
      CA Kinugasa
      CA Myoko
      DD Kikuzuki
      DD Uzuki
      DD Makinami
 
Allied ground losses:
      65 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 13 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
      Guns lost 13 (4 destroyed, 9 disabled)
 
Airbase hits 2
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 13
Port hits 14
Port supply hits 3
 
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Kirishima
BB Kirishima firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at BB Kirishima
CA Kinugasa firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for CA Myoko
CA Myoko firing at Efate 
DD Kikuzuki firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
DD Uzuki firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
DD Makinami firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
20 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Hokkai Maru, Shell hits 2,  heavy fires
      DMS W-8
      CA Maya
      CL Naka
      AK Sakito Maru
      DD Shikinami
 
Japanese ground losses:
      44 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Hokkai Maru at 7,000 yards
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Hokkai Maru at 7,000 yards
CA Maya firing to suppress enemy battery at 7,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
 
 
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Pre-Invasion action off Koumac (113,156)
 
40 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kotoku Maru, Shell hits 1
      PB Choko Maru #2
      TB Kiji
      PB Tatsumiya Maru
      PB Chosa Maru
      xAK Akasi Maru
 
Japanese ground losses:
      61 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
 
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Kotoku Maru at 10,000 yards
TB Kiji firing to suppress enemy battery at 10,000 yards
PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Choko Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 6,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Amphibious Assault at Koumac (113,156)
 
TF 54 troops unloading over beach at Koumac, 113,156
 
Japanese ground losses:
      42 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kensin Maru
      xAK Santos Maru
 
xAK Kensin Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Santos Maru fired at enemy troops
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      AK Sakito Maru
      DD Shikinami
 
Japanese ground losses:
      8 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
16 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      PB Tatsumiya Maru
      PB Chosa Maru
      PB Choko Maru #2
      xAK Akasi Maru
      TB Kiji
 
Japanese ground losses:
      18 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
 
PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Choko Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force
 
11 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kensin Maru
      xAK Santos Maru, Shell hits 2,  on fire
      PG Izumo
 
xAK Kensin Maru fired at enemy troops
xAK Santos Maru fired at enemy guns
155mm M1918 GPF battery firing at xAK Santos Maru
 
 
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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 Skipjack, hits 2
 
SS Skipjack is sighted by escort
Skipjack diving deep ....
SC Ch 21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 17 fails to find sub, continues to search...
SC Ch 21 attacking submerged sub ....
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 is out of ASW ammo
SC Ch 21 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 14
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 10 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 112 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 6
      Ki-30 Ann x 22
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
 
No Japanese losses
 
Runway hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      22 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Koumac at 113,156
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 14
      A6M2-N Rufe x 7
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3A Wildcat x 14
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 16
      SB2U-3 Vindicator x 34
      SBD-1 Dauntless x 18
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2-N Rufe: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      F4F-3A Wildcat: 4 destroyed
      F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 2 damaged
      SBD-1 Dauntless: 2 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      xAP Kashima Maru, Bomb hits 1,  on fire
      xAK Naples Maru, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
      xAK Nanrei Maru, Bomb hits 2,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      xAP Tsingtao Maru, Bomb hits 1,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      xAK Kotoku Maru, Bomb hits 2,  heavy fires
      xAK Kyusyu Maru, Bomb hits 1,  heavy fires
      xAP Haruna Maru,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      xAK Kensin Maru, Bomb hits 1,  heavy fires
      AK Sakito Maru, Bomb hits 3,  heavy fires
      xAK Santos Maru, Bomb hits 2,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      xAK Hokkai Maru,  heavy fires
 
Japanese ground losses:
      216 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 64 disabled
         Engineers: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
      Guns lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 36 (23 destroyed, 13 disabled)
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       6 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
      12 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 4000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       8 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 4000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       8 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       1 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       2 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       4 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       4 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Raid is overhead
5th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      6 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
      Raid is overhead
Akagi-1/B with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Raid is overhead
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
      Raid is overhead
 
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Kashima Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Nanrei Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kyusyu Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAP Haruna Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Naples Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kensin Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Sakito Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kotoku Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Santos Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Hokkai Maru
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 29,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 6
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 5
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane I Trop: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 30940.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters to 30940.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 85 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 29,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 26300.
      Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters to 26300.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 24,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      H81-A3: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 2 on standby, 8 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 26,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 2
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16490.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 39
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      25 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      18 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 Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 10
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SB-III: 3 destroyed, 2 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       1 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       1 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) intercepting now.
      3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 16000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koumac at 113,156
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 14
      A6M2-N Rufe x 5
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3A Wildcat x 4
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
      SB2U-3 Vindicator x 16
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed
      F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 5 destroyed, 4 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      AK Sakito Maru,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      xAK Hokkai Maru,  heavy fires
 
Japanese ground losses:
      60 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 22 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       5 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Raid is overhead
5th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
      Raid is overhead
Akagi-1/B with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Raid is overhead
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
      Raid is overhead
 
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AK Sakito Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Hokkai Maru
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koumac at 113,156
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 4
      A6M2-N Rufe x 1
 
Allied aircraft
      SBD-1 Dauntless x 18
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SBD-1 Dauntless: 3 destroyed, 4 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kotoku Maru,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      PB Choko Maru #2
      TB Kiji
      xAK Akasi Maru
 
Japanese ground losses:
      260 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 33 disabled
         Engineers: 2 destroyed, 7 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       6 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       4 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
5th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Akagi-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
Soryu-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 9000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 62 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
      Raid is overhead
 
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kotoku Maru
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koumac at 113,156
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 2
      A6M2-N Rufe x 1
 
Allied aircraft
      SB2U-3 Vindicator x 17
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 2 destroyed, 3 damaged
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Kensin Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk
      PG Izumo, Bomb hits 3,  heavy fires
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       8 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 4000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
       9 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
               Naval Attack:  1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
5th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters to 8000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
Soryu-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 10000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Hiryu-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 18000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 78 minutes
 
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Kensin Maru
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring PG Izumo
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
33 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      AK Sakito Maru,  heavy fires,  heavy damage
      DD Fubuki
      DD Shikinami
      xAP Kashima Maru,  on fire
 
Japanese ground losses:
      25 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 4,000 yards
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards
 
 
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Invasion Support action off Koumac (113,156)
 
15 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      xAK Akasi Maru, Shell hits 1
      PB Choko Maru #2
      PB Tatsumiya Maru
      PB Chosa Maru
      TB Kiji
 
155mm M1918 GPF Battery engaging xAK Akasi Maru at 5,000 yards
PB Choko Maru #2 firing to suppress enemy battery at 5,000 yards
PB Tatsumiya Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Chosa Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Choko Maru #2 fired at enemy troops
Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 1,000 yards
 
 
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Ground combat at Koumac (113,156)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 7990 troops, 168 guns, 59 vehicles, Assault Value = 341
 
Defending force 1300 troops, 41 guns, 21 vehicles, Assault Value = 28
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 221 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 5 
 
Japanese assault odds: 44 to 1 (fort level 2) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Koumac !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), leaders(-), disruption(-)
 preparation(-), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      124 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
      Units pursuing 1
 
Allied ground losses:
      710 casualties reported
         Squads: 35 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 37 destroyed, 6 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 46 (46 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 19 (18 destroyed, 1 disabled)
      Units retreated 3
 
Defeated Allied Units Retreating!
 
Assaulting units:
    7th Tank Regiment
    21st Ind Engineer Regiment
    16th Recon Regiment
    20th Infantry Regiment
    16th Engineer Regiment
    1st Maizuru Assault Div /1
    8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    2nd Mortar Battalion
    9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    48th Field AA Battalion
 
Defending units:
    1st/102nd Infantry Battalion
    223rd Field Artillery Battalion
    259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
The air war above Koumac turns very deadly and on the ground Japanese forces capture the port of Koumac on New Caledonia, establishing a foothold on this critical island.
"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: # 97836Post aphrochine
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:44 am

You're landing forces took a beating though, but I think this battle will have more than 1 phase!!!
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97840Post Jones
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:40 pm

Losses are inevitable and acceptable.
"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: # 97891Post aphrochine
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:06 am

Busy week for us outside the game. I'll try to remember to add the combat reports and get this threat caught up.

I'm really looking forward to the battle of New Caledonia!!
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:27 pm

May 5th, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 05, 42
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ASW attack near Namlea  at 76,107
 
Japanese Ships
      AO Ondo
      AO Notoro
      AO Naruto
      AO Hayamoto
      PC PB-65
 
Allied Ships
      SS Pickerel
 
SS Pickerel is sighted by escort
Pickerel diving deep ....
PC PB-65 attacking submerged sub ....
PC PB-65 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC PB-65 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC PB-65 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PC PB-65 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Night Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 4
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17D Fortress x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 9000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Kagoshima-2 Ku S-1/C 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
 
 
 
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ASW attack near Efate  at 117,154
 
Japanese Ships
      DD Teruzuki
      DD Hatsuzuki
 
Allied Ships
      SS Sargo, hits 5,  heavy damage
 
SS Sargo is located by DD Teruzuki
Sargo diving deep ....
DD Hatsuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 26,700 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 11
 
Allied aircraft
      H81-A3 x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      H81-A3: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 17
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 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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Morning Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 19
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      21 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Oelin ML Base Force ...
Also attacking S Borneo KNIL Battalion ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Ningsia , at 84,33 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      SB-III x 4
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       1 x SB-III bombing from 8000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  3 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
10th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      7 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 21000 and 22000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 107 minutes
54th Sentai Det A with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 22000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 29,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 6
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane I Trop: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 0 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 4
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       1 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 31000 feet
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
      Raid is overhead
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97894Post aphrochine
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:28 pm

May 6th, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 06, 42
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Sub attack near Belep Islands  at 113,153
 
Japanese Ships
      xAP Kitano Maru
      DD Wakaba
 
Allied Ships
      SS Haddock
 
SS Haddock launches 4 torpedoes at xAP Kitano Maru
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Wakaba attacking submerged sub ....
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Night Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38 
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 21 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 10
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane I Trop: 1 damaged
 
Airbase hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Night Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38 
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid detected at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 5
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      DC-2: 3 damaged
 
Airbase supply hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       5 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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ASW attack near Colombo  at 27,46
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-159, hits 1
 
Allied Ships
      AM Toowoomba
      AM Cromer
 
SS I-159 is sighted by escort
I-159 diving deep ....
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub and abandons search
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer attacking submerged sub ....
AM Cromer cannot reach attack position over SS I-159
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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ASW attack near Colombo  at 27,46
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-159, hits 1
 
Allied Ships
      AM Cromarty
      AM Toowoomba
      AM Cromer
 
SS I-159 is sighted by escort
I-159 diving deep ....
AM Toowoomba fails to find sub and abandons search
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer attacking submerged sub ....
AM Cromer loses contact with SS I-159
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer attacking submerged sub ....
AM Cromer is out of ASW ammo
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Cromer fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 31000 feet
 
CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 28000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid detected at 33 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M3 Zero x 10
      Ki-30 Ann x 21
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
 
No Japanese losses
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      21 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 16
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      14 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      16 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 S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 19
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      8 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       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 Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 31,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 2 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 1
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       5 x Hurricane I Trop sweeping at 26300 feet
       5 x Hurricane I Trop sweeping at 26300 feet
 
CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 28000 , scrambling fighters to 30000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes
 
 
 
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97895Post aphrochine
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:28 pm

May 7th, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 07, 42
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Night Air attack on Ledo , at 65,38 
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid spotted at 38 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       8 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 11000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
No.67 Sqn RAF with Hurricane I Trop (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 16300 , scrambling fighters to 16000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
 
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Efate at 120,154 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Chokai
      CL Otonase
      DD Hokaze
      DD Minekaze
      DD Arare
      DD Natsugumo
      DD Shiranui
      TB Otori
 
Allied ground losses:
      8 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for CA Chokai
CA Chokai firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at CA Chokai
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CL Otonase
CL Otonase firing at 2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
DD Hokaze firing at 181st Field Artillery Battalion
DD Minekaze firing at Efate 
DD Arare firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at DD Arare
DD Natsugumo firing at 2nd USMC Field Artillery Battalion
DD Shiranui firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at DD Shiranui
TB Otori firing at Efate 
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Efate at 120,154 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
8 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Kirishima, Shell hits 1
      CA Kinugasa
      CA Myoko
      DD Kikuzuki
      DD Uzuki
      DD Makinami
 
Allied Ships
      AK Arcturus, Shell hits 1,  heavy damage
 
Allied ground losses:
      85 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
         Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
      Vehicles lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
 
Airbase hits 11
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 13
Port hits 10
Port supply hits 2
 
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at BB Kirishima
BB Kirishima firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for CA Kinugasa
CA Kinugasa firing at Efate 
CA Myoko firing at 276th Coastal Artillery Battalion
276th Coastal Artillery Battalion firing at CA Myoko
DD Kikuzuki firing at Efate 
DD Uzuki firing at Efate 
DD Makinami firing at Efate 
 
 
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ASW attack near Luganville  at 116,148
 
Japanese Ships
      DD Akizuki
      DD Hatsuzuki
      DD Susuzuki
 
Allied Ships
      SS Seal, hits 1
 
SS Seal launches 4 torpedoes at DD Akizuki
Seal diving deep ....
DD Hatsuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatsuzuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatsuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Susuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Susuzuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Susuzuki is out of ASW ammo
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Susuzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 34,100 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 35
      A6M2-N Rufe x 17
      F1M2 Pete x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-4 Wildcat x 18
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2-N Rufe: 3 destroyed
      F1M2 Pete: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 20000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
5th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
14th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 6 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
Akagi-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 44 minutes
Shokaku-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 5 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
Hiryu-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 18000.
      Raid is overhead
Zuikaku-1/C with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 5 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Soryu-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 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 3 minutes
Junyo-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 4 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
Maya-2  with F1M2 Pete (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
Nisshin-1  with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 8 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 36 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid detected at 23 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 25
      A6M2-N Rufe x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      Kittyhawk IA x 16
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Kittyhawk IA: 5 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
5th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 6 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
14th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 1 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 19 minutes
Akagi-1/A with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 18000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
Shokaku-1/A 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 13000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
Hiryu-1/B 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 18000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
Zuikaku-1/C with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
Soryu-1/B 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 12000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Junyo-1/B with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 3 minutes
Nisshin-1  with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 23000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 44 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 10
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      10 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 31000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Clear sky
 
Raid detected at 98 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 28 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 23
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 26
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied Ships
      AK Arcturus, Bomb hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage
 
Port hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      23 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
               Port Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 14
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      93 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 8 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 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 S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 19
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      23 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking Oelin ML Base Force ...
Also attacking S Borneo KNIL Battalion ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 7th Tank Regiment, at 113,157 , near Koumac
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2-N Rufe x 6
 
Allied aircraft
      F4F-3A Wildcat x 5
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 8
      SB2U-3 Vindicator x 24
      SBD-1 Dauntless x 13
 
No Japanese losses
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       8 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 2000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       6 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       7 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 3000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       1 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 4000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       3 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       8 x SB2U-3 Vindicator releasing from 4000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
       4 x SBD-1 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
               Ground Attack:  1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Yokohama Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 29 minutes
5th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 11000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 11000.
      Raid is overhead
14th Ku S-1 with A6M2-N Rufe (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 25000.
      Raid is overhead
 
Also attacking 16th Recon Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 16th Recon Regiment ...
Also attacking 7th Tank Regiment ...
Also attacking 16th Recon Regiment ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Blenheim IV x 32
 
No Allied losses
 
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 4
Runway hits 33
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 x Blenheim IV bombing from 7000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
      15 x Blenheim IV bombing from 7000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
       3 x Blenheim IV bombing from 7000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Myitkyina , at 64,42 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Blenheim IV x 9
 
No Allied losses
 
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x Blenheim IV bombing from 7000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 30,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 6
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Hurricane I Trop sweeping at 26300 feet
 
 
 
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ASW attack near Luganville  at 116,148
 
Japanese Ships
      DD Teruzuki
 
Allied Ships
      SS Seal
 
SS Seal launches 4 torpedoes at DD Teruzuki
Seal diving deep ....
DD Teruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Teruzuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Teruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Teruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Teruzuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
 
Japanese Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 12522 troops, 98 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 405
 
Defending force 24189 troops, 126 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 553
 
Allied ground losses:
      7 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    38th Division
 
Defending units:
    31st Chinese Corps
    52nd Chinese Corps
    64th Chinese Corps
    35th Group Army
    9th Chinese Base Force
 
 
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Ground combat at 113,157 (near Koumac)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 274 troops, 20 guns, 16 vehicles, Assault Value = 196
 
Defending force 881 troops, 4 guns, 82 vehicles, Assault Value = 73
 
Japanese ground losses:
      34 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    754th Tank Battalion
    164th Infantry Regiment
    1st/102nd Infantry Battalion
    2/4th Ind Coy 
    168th Field Artillery Battalion
    259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
    811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
 
Defending units:
    16th Recon Regiment
    7th Tank Regiment
 
 
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97896Post aphrochine
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:28 pm

May 8th, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 08, 42
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Sub attack near Wake Island  at 135,99
 
Japanese Ships
      CM Hoko
      PB Kyo Maru #7
 
Allied Ships
      SS Triton
 
SS Triton launches 4 torpedoes at CM Hoko
Triton 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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Night Naval bombardment of Noumea at 115,160 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 9 damaged
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 1 destroyed on ground
      PBY-5 Catalina: 7 damaged
      PBY-5 Catalina: 1 destroyed on ground
      F4F-4 Wildcat: 16 damaged
      F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
      Kittyhawk IA: 7 damaged
      SBD-1 Dauntless: 11 damaged
      C-47 Skytrain: 5 damaged
      F4F-3 Wildcat: 15 damaged
      F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
      F4F-3A Wildcat: 4 damaged
 
12 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Hiei
      BB Haruna
      BB Kongo
      CA Kako
      CA Furutaka
      CA Takao
      DD Akikaze
      DD Okikaze
      DD Kawakaze
      DD Minegumo
      DD Arashi
      DD Isokaze
      DD Oyashio
 
Allied ground losses:
      368 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 37 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
      Guns lost 12 (1 destroyed, 11 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 13 (4 destroyed, 9 disabled)
 
Light Industry hits 1
Airbase hits 10
Airbase supply hits 10
Runway hits 31
Port hits 11
Port supply hits 3
 
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Hiei
BB Hiei firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
54th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at BB Hiei
BB Haruna firing at Noumea 
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Kongo
BB Kongo firing at Noumea 
CA Kako firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
CA Furutaka firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for CA Takao
CA Takao firing at 132nd Infantry Regiment
DD Akikaze firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Okikaze firing at Noumea 
DD Kawakaze firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Minegumo firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Arashi firing at Noumea 
DD Isokaze firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Oyashio firing at Noumea 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 37,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 13
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      13 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 31000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Light 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 14
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 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 Oelin ML Base Force, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 19
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
 
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-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       7 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking S Borneo KNIL Battalion ...
Also attacking Oelin ML Base Force ...
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      D3A1 Val x 19
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 22
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      D3A1 Val: 3 damaged
 
Port hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
               Port Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
               Port Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
               Port Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 47 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 13 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-30 Ann x 16
 
No Japanese losses
 
Runway hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      16 x Ki-30 Ann bombing from 10000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  1 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 27,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 6
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Hurricane I Trop sweeping at 26300 feet
 
 
 
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
 
Japanese Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 12522 troops, 98 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 405
 
Defending force 24172 troops, 126 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 554
 
Japanese ground losses:
      6 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    38th Division
 
Defending units:
    52nd Chinese Corps
    31st Chinese Corps
    64th Chinese Corps
    35th Group Army
    9th Chinese Base Force
 
 
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Ground combat at 113,157 (near Koumac)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 442 troops, 37 guns, 30 vehicles, Assault Value = 193
 
Defending force 5395 troops, 104 guns, 99 vehicles, Assault Value = 190
 
Assaulting units:
    754th Tank Battalion
    164th Infantry Regiment
    2/4th Ind Coy 
    259th Coastal Artillery Battalion
    168th Field Artillery Battalion
    188th Field Artillery Battalion
    811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
 
Defending units:
    16th Recon Regiment
    20th Infantry Regiment
    7th Tank Regiment
    2nd Mortar Battalion
    8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
 
 
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 97897Post aphrochine
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:29 pm

May 9th, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 09, 42
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Night Naval bombardment of Noumea at 115,160 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
Allied aircraft losses
      F4F-3A Wildcat: 5 damaged
      F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
      PBY-5 Catalina: 6 damaged
      PBY-5 Catalina: 2 destroyed on ground
      SBD-1 Dauntless: 11 damaged
      SBD-1 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 9 damaged
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 3 destroyed on ground
      F4F-4 Wildcat: 5 damaged
      F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
      F4F-3 Wildcat: 13 damaged
      F4F-3 Wildcat: 2 destroyed on ground
      C-47 Skytrain: 9 damaged
      C-47 Skytrain: 1 destroyed on ground
      Kittyhawk IA: 4 damaged
      Kittyhawk IA: 2 destroyed on ground
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Yamato
      BB Mutsu
      BB Nagato
      CL Isuzu
      CL Nagara
      DD Kisaragi
      DD Akebono
      DD Shirayuki
      DD Hibiki
 
Allied ground losses:
      497 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 12 destroyed, 33 disabled
         Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
      Guns lost 7 (1 destroyed, 6 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)
 
Light Industry hits 1
Airbase hits 7
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 32
Port hits 5
 
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Yamato
BB Yamato firing at Noumea 
F1M2 Pete acting as spotter for BB Mutsu
BB Mutsu firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
54th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at BB Mutsu
BB Nagato firing at Noumea 
CL Isuzu firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
54th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CL Isuzu
CL Nagara firing at Noumea 
DD Kisaragi firing at Noumea 
DD Akebono firing at Noumea 
DD Shirayuki firing at Noumea 
DD Hibiki firing at Noumea 
 
 
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ASW attack near Kwajalein Island  at 132,116
 
Japanese Ships
      PB Takuna Maru #7
 
Allied Ships
      SS Thresher
 
SS Thresher is located by PB Takuna Maru #7
Thresher diving deep ....
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 23,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 15 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 37
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      37 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 34,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 14
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      14 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 31000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Horn Island , at 91,128 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 4
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       4 x A6M2 Zero sweeping at 20000 feet
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Noumea , at 115,160 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 110 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 32 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 30
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 38
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      SBD-1 Dauntless: 2 damaged
      SBD-1 Dauntless: 1 destroyed on ground
      F4F-4 Wildcat: 2 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      16 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      14 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 10000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  2 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 15
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      43 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      15 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 Warazup , at 63,41 
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 28,300 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane I Trop x 6
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Hurricane I Trop sweeping at 26300 feet
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on S Borneo KNIL Battalion, at 60,98 , near Bandjermasin
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-51 Sonia x 10
 
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:
       6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
       4 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 50 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Sub attack near Kwajalein Island  at 132,116
 
Japanese Ships
      PB Takuna Maru #7
 
Allied Ships
      SS Thresher
 
SS Thresher launches 2 torpedoes at PB Takuna Maru #7
Thresher diving deep ....
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 attacking submerged sub ....
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
PB Takuna Maru #7 fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Ground combat at Nanning (72,55)
 
Japanese Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 12505 troops, 98 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 404
 
Defending force 24195 troops, 126 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 555
 
Assaulting units:
    38th Division
 
Defending units:
    52nd Chinese Corps
    31st Chinese Corps
    64th Chinese Corps
    35th Group Army
    9th Chinese Base Force
 
 
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Ground combat at 113,157 (near Koumac)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 336 troops, 34 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 192
 
Defending force 5760 troops, 124 guns, 141 vehicles, Assault Value = 198
 
Allied ground losses:
      Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
 
Assaulting units:
    164th Infantry Regiment
    754th Tank Battalion
    2/4th Ind Coy 
    188th Field Artillery Battalion
    168th Field Artillery Battalion
    811th Aviation Engineer Battalion
 
Defending units:
    20th Infantry Regiment
    16th Recon Regiment
    7th Tank Regiment
    2nd Mortar Battalion
    8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
 
 
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