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

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:42 am

Jones wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:29 am
Thanks for catching us up on the posting, Aphro!
Not quite caught up, but at least we are only 3-4 days behind now!!!

The 2nd Battle of Noumea was awesome!!
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:24 pm

aphrochine wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:42 am
The 2nd Battle of Noumea was awesome!!
Indeed! It validates the IJN "Decisive Battle" doctrine perfectly. Another Yalu River by the Emperor's estimation!
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

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Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:38 pm

July 18th, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 18, 42
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ASW attack near Koumac  at 115,152
 
Japanese Ships
      CA Nachi
      DD Natsugumo
      DD Yunagi
      DD Murakumo
      DD Fubuki
 
Allied Ships
      SS Seawolf
 
SS Seawolf is sighted by escort
DD Yunagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Murakumo fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Fubuki fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yunagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Fubuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Yunagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yunagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Yunagi fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 37 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      Wellington Ic x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Wellington Ic: 2 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x Wellington Ic bombing from 11000 feet
               City Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
 
 
 
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid detected at 25 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 7
 
Allied aircraft
      Wellington Ic x 5
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Wellington Ic: 4 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       5 x Wellington Ic bombing from 11000 feet
               City Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      7 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 14000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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TF 395 encounters mine field at Noumea (115,160)
 
Allied Ships
      AM Bittern
 
12 mines cleared
 
 
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ASW attack near Kirakira  at 116,144
 
Japanese Ships
      CL Tama
      DD Tokitsukaze
      DD Yugumo
      DD Hatakaze
      DD Kamikaze
      DD Kikuzuki
 
Allied Ships
      SS Searaven
 
SS Searaven is sighted by escort
Searaven diving deep ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kikuzuki 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: Heavy cloud
 
Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 17
      A6M3b Zero x 13
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 12
 
Allied aircraft
      P-38E Lightning x 11
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      P-38E Lightning: 1 destroyed
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 27000.
      Raid is overhead
1st Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (0 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 25000 and 31810.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 2 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters to 28000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 1 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      9 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 3 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 27000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 38 minutes
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (3 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      12 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 27000.
      Raid is overhead
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      6 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 2 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 30940.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 113,163
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid detected at 71 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 24 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 20
      A6M3b Zero x 2
      G4M1 Betty x 13
 
Allied aircraft
      Sea Hurricane Ib x 2
      Martlet II x 2
      P-39D Airacobra x 8
      P-400 Airacobra x 1
      P-40E Warhawk x 16
      F4F-3A Wildcat x 2
      F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
      F4F-4 Wildcat x 9
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 8 destroyed
      A6M3b Zero: 1 destroyed
      G4M1 Betty: 8 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
Allied Ships
      BB Idaho, Torpedo hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       5 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
               Naval Attack:  1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
 
CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-4 Wildcat (6 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (7 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      6 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 17000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
VF-3 with F4F-4 Wildcat (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 13000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
No.803 Sqn FAA with Sea Hurricane Ib (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 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
      2 planes vectored on to bombers
No.881 Sqn FAA with Martlet II (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 10000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 10000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
VMF-111 with F4F-3A Wildcat (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Raid is overhead
      2 planes vectored on to bombers
VMF-121  with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      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 10 minutes
49th FG/7th FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (6 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      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 3 minutes
      2 planes vectored on to bombers
49th FG/9th FS with P-40E Warhawk (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (8 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      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.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
      4 planes vectored on to bombers
8th FG/36th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
58th FG/67th FS with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (1 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
      1 planes vectored on to bombers
58th FG/68th FS with P-40E Warhawk (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 15000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
70th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 7 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 16000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 16000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 4 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 46th Chinese Corps, at 80,58 , near Kukong
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 3 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 6
      Ki-48-Ib Lily x 20
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      20 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 46th Chinese Corps, at 80,58 , near Kukong
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 18
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      33 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      15 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Yenan , at 88,37 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 10 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 9
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
 
No Japanese losses
 
Runway hits 5
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  1 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, at 80,58 , near Kukong
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
      Ki-27b Nate x 14
 
No Japanese losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       6 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, at 80,58 , near Kukong
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 13
      Ki-27b Nate x 14
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      13 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 10
      A6M3b Zero x 9
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 5
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 27
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
      A6M3b Zero: 7 damaged
      A6M3b Zero: 3 destroyed on ground
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 damaged
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed on ground
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 3 destroyed on ground
      L3Y2 Tina: 6 destroyed on ground
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
 
Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 3
Runway hits 25
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
1st Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 27130 and 30000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 30000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 28000 and 29070.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 6 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 29000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 27000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 10
      A6M3b Zero x 7
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 4
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 6
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged
 
Runway hits 1
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
1st Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 35 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 28000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 31 minutes
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters to 7000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137 
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      LB-30 Liberator x 6
 
Allied aircraft losses
      LB-30 Liberator: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 14000 feet * 
               Port Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 31,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 10
      A6M3b Zero x 6
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 3
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
 
Allied aircraft
      P-38E Lightning x 3
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
1st Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 26000 and 31810.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 1 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 28000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 15 minutes
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 29000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 2 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 4 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 3 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters to 31000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Noumea at 115,160
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid detected at 117 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 41 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M3b Zero x 4
      G4M1 Betty x 6
 
Allied aircraft
      P-39D Airacobra x 3
      P-400 Airacobra x 3
      P-40E Warhawk x 16
      F4F-4 Wildcat x 4
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M3b Zero: 1 destroyed
      G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
8th FG/36th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      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 11 minutes
58th FG/67th FS with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      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 12 minutes
      3 planes vectored on to bombers
49th FG/7th FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 8000 and 14000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
VF-2 with F4F-4 Wildcat (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 4 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 17000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 17000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 2 minutes
      4 planes vectored on to bombers
49th FG/9th FS with P-40E Warhawk (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 41 minutes
      4 planes vectored on to bombers
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Mare' at 117,160
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid detected at 75 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 26 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      G4M1 Betty x 3
 
Allied aircraft
      P-39D Airacobra x 2
      P-400 Airacobra x 3
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G4M1 Betty: 2 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
CAP engaged:
8th FG/36th FS with P-39D Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
58th FG/67th FS with P-400 Airacobra (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      (3 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
      3 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 10 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Norfolk Island at 113,170
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid detected at 97 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 33 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 4
      G4M1 Betty x 7
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied Ships
      xAK T. A. Johnson
      DE Kane
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       7 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
               Naval Attack:  1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
 
 
 
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Amphibious Assault at Broome (62,127)
 
TF 178 troops unloading over beach at Broome, 62,127
 
Japanese ground losses:
      Vehicles lost 14 (0 destroyed, 14 disabled)
 
 
 
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Ground combat at 83,52 (near Changsha)
 
Japanese Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 39880 troops, 308 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 1401
 
Defending force 40166 troops, 157 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1259
 
Allied ground losses:
      41 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    39th Division
    6th Division
    2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
    13th Division
    58th Infantry Regiment
 
Defending units:
    10th Chinese Corps
    26th Chinese Corps
    53rd Chinese Corps
    58th Chinese Corps
    19th Group Army
 
 
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Ground combat at 80,58 (near Kukong)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 39864 troops, 392 guns, 190 vehicles, Assault Value = 1030
 
Defending force 16892 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 498
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 1118 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 895 
 
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 1 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), experience(-)
Attacker: shock(+)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      2939 casualties reported
         Squads: 182 destroyed, 226 disabled
         Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 69 disabled
         Engineers: 7 destroyed, 31 disabled
      Guns lost 37 (3 destroyed, 34 disabled)
 
Allied ground losses:
      692 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 83 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    17th Division
    8th Armored Car Co 
    19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
    66th Infantry Regiment
    22nd Division
    104th/A Division
    23rd Army
    5th RF Gun Battalion
    10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
    1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
    20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
 
Defending units:
    46th Chinese Corps
    63rd Chinese Corps
 
 
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Ground combat at Yenan (88,37)
 
Japanese Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 42139 troops, 367 guns, 72 vehicles, Assault Value = 1205
 
Defending force 46537 troops, 255 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1184
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    6th Ind.Mixed Brigade
    37th Division
    36th Division
    9th Ind.Mixed Brigade
    36th Infantry Regiment
    6th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    28th Mountain Gun Regiment
 
Defending units:
    19th Chinese Corps
    3rd Prov Chinese Corps
    35th Chinese Corps
    42nd Chinese Corps
    8th Route Army 
    23rd Chinese Corps
    22nd Chinese Corps
    4th Chinese Cavalry Corps
    1st Construction Regiment
    2nd Construction Regiment
    2nd War Area 
    6th Group Army
    13th Group Army
    18th Group Army
    12th Chinese Base Force
 
 
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Ground combat at Broome (62,127)
 
Japanese Shock attack
 
Attacking force 3882 troops, 26 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 129
 
Defending force 84 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 204 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 1 
 
Japanese assault odds: 204 to 1 (fort level 0) 
 
Japanese forces CAPTURE Broome !!!
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: 
Attacker: shock(+)
 
Allied ground losses:
      123 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
      Units destroyed 1
 
Assaulting units:
    55th Infantry Regiment
    3rd Air Division
    54th Const Co /1
 
Defending units:
    Broome RAN Stn Base Force
 
 
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Ground combat at La Foa (114,159)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 7522 troops, 195 guns, 147 vehicles, Assault Value = 740
 
Defending force 55486 troops, 647 guns, 309 vehicles, Assault Value = 1495
 
Japanese ground losses:
      241 casualties reported
         Squads: 8 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
 
Allied ground losses:
      26 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)
 
Assaulting units:
    762nd Tank Battalion
    7th Marine Regiment
    754th Tank Battalion
    20th Australian Brigade
    32nd Infantry Division
    15th Australian Brigade
    223rd Field Artillery Battalion
    8th Base Group 
    30th Field Artillery Regiment
    204th Coast AA Regiment
    21st Fld RAA Regiment
 
Defending units:
    48th Division
    4th Division
    16th Division
    56th Division
    1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
    2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    48th Field AA Battalion
    9th RF Gun Battalion
    2nd Mortar Battalion
    9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
    10th RF Gun Battalion
The IJNAF launches an attack, reports another torpedo into the USS Idaho!!!

IJAF continues aerial bombardment round Kukon.

USAAF launches a heavy attack against the Koumac airfield of 27 B-17s inflicting significant damage. Another raid against the Tulagi Naval Base, no damage reported.


Battle of Kukong
IJ Army launches a heavy assault against KMT lines near Kukong. Advances are made in numerous areas, but the defenders largely hold the line.


IJA shelling continues near Changsha and Yenan.

IJA forces capture the port of Broome in Northern Australia after the surrender of the local garrison.

Allied forces launch artillery attacks against IJA Columns as Japanese troops are rotated off the line, inflicting moderate damage.
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July 19th, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 19, 42
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ASW attack near Torres Islands  at 120,146
 
Japanese Ships
      DD Yugumo
      CL Tama
      DD Tokitsukaze
      DD Hatakaze
      DD Kamikaze
      DD Kikuzuki
 
Allied Ships
      SS S-43
 
SS S-43 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Yugumo
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kamikaze fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Kikuzuki attacking submerged sub ....
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Kikuzuki fails to find sub and abandons search
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Hatakaze fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Night Time Surface Combat, near Noumea at 115,160, Range 9,000 Yards
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Nagato
      BB Mutsu
      BB Yamato
      CL Otonase
      CL Sendai
      CL Isuzu
      CL Abukuma
      CL Oi
      DD Wakazuki
      DD Minegumo
      DD Yugure
      DD Hibiki
      DD Ayanami
      TB Hayabusa
 
Allied Ships
      PT-27
      PT-28
      PT-30
      PT-42
      PT-60
      PT-61
 
 
Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 35% moonlight: 11,000 yards
CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 9,000 yards
CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
Ishikawa, Shigeru crosses the 'T'
TB Hayabusa engages PT-60 at 9,000 yards
PT-28 engages TB Hayabusa at 9,000 yards
CL Isuzu engages PT-61 at 9,000 yards
DD Ayanami engages PT-60 at 9,000 yards
TB Hayabusa engages PT-60 at 9,000 yards
TB Hayabusa engages PT-42 at 9,000 yards
PT-28 engages TB Hayabusa at 9,000 yards
DD Ayanami engages PT-60 at 9,000 yards
DD Yugure engages PT-60 at 9,000 yards
Task forces break off...
 
 
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 32 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
 
Allied aircraft
      Wellington Ic x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Wellington Ic: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Wellington Ic bombing from 11000 feet
               City Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
 
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Noumea at 115,160 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!
 
Allied aircraft
      no flights
 
Allied aircraft losses
      P-400 Airacobra: 16 damaged
      PBY-5 Catalina: 18 damaged
      PBY-5 Catalina: 3 destroyed on ground
      P-39D Airacobra: 31 damaged
      P-39D Airacobra: 3 destroyed on ground
      P-40E Warhawk: 40 damaged
      P-40E Warhawk: 5 destroyed on ground
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 5 damaged
      SB2U-3 Vindicator: 1 destroyed on ground
      F4F-3A Wildcat: 1 damaged
      F4F-4 Wildcat: 9 damaged
      F4F-4 Wildcat: 1 destroyed on ground
 
Japanese Ships
      BB Yamato
      BB Mutsu
      BB Nagato
      CL Oi
      CL Abukuma
      CL Isuzu
      CL Sendai
      CL Otonase
      DD Ayanami
      DD Hibiki
      DD Yugure
      DD Minegumo
      DD Wakazuki
      TB Hayabusa
 
Allied ground losses:
      417 casualties reported
         Squads: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 10 destroyed, 49 disabled
         Engineers: 4 destroyed, 6 disabled
      Guns lost 27 (5 destroyed, 22 disabled)
      Vehicles lost 21 (10 destroyed, 11 disabled)
 
Light Industry hits 1
Resources hits 2
Airbase hits 17
Airbase supply hits 5
Runway hits 45
Port hits 11
Port supply hits 1
 
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Yamato
BB Yamato firing at Noumea 
BB Mutsu firing at Noumea 
E13A1 Jake acting as spotter for BB Nagato
BB Nagato firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
54th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at BB Nagato
CL Oi firing at Noumea 
CL Abukuma firing at Noumea 
CL Isuzu firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
54th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CL Isuzu
CL Sendai firing at Noumea 
CL Otonase firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
54th Coastal Artillery Regiment firing at CL Otonase
DD Ayanami firing at Noumea 
DD Hibiki firing at Noumea 
DD Yugure firing at 54th Coastal Artillery Regiment
DD Minegumo firing at Americal Infantry Division
DD Wakazuki firing at Noumea 
TB Hayabusa firing at Noumea 
 
 
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Sub attack near Trivandrum  at 27,42
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-160
 
Allied Ships
      AO Kurumba
      AM Doomba
 
SS I-160 launches 6 torpedoes at AO Kurumba
I-160 diving deep ....
AM Doomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Doomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Doomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Doomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
AM Doomba fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Sub attack near Tofua  at 139,166
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-26
 
Allied Ships
      DD Grayson
 
SS I-26 launches 4 torpedoes
I-26 diving deep ....
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Grayson fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 46th Chinese Corps, at 80,58 , near Kukong
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 24
      Ki-48-Ib Lily x 23
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      23 x Ki-48-Ib Lily bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 100 kg GP Bomb
      21 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       3 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Yenan , at 88,37 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 9
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
 
No Japanese losses
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       9 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  1 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 46th Chinese Corps, at 80,58 , near Kukong
 
Weather in hex: Severe storms
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 40
      Ki-27b Nate x 28
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      12 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      19 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Belep Islands , at 112,155 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 29 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 34
      A6M3b Zero x 16
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 13
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 10 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 12000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 12000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 12000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      7 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 21000.
      Raid is overhead
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 23000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (3 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 31000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 14 minutes
6th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (7 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      7 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 31810.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Belep Islands , at 112,155 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 26
      A6M3b Zero x 13
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 5 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 12000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 5 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 52 minutes
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 18000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 17000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
6th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      5 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
      Raid is overhead
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 7
 
Allied aircraft
      LB-30 Liberator x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      LB-30 Liberator: 5 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x LB-30 Liberator bombing from 14000 feet * 
               Port Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Soryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 19000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 19000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Mare' at 117,160
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      G4M1 Betty x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied Ships
      xAK Clan Macnaughton
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x G4M1 Betty launching torpedoes at 200 feet
               Naval Attack:  1 x 45cm Type 91 Torp
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 10
      A6M3b Zero x 11
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 24
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 15
      P-39D Airacobra x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 2 damaged
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
      A6M3b Zero: 2 damaged
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 2 destroyed, 1 damaged
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
      B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak
      P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 14
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       5 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
      3 planes vectored on to bombers
1st Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters to 18000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
      1 planes vectored on to bombers
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 14000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
      1 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
      6 planes vectored on to bombers
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 14000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
      8 planes vectored on to bombers
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 12000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 7 minutes
      4 planes vectored on to bombers
77th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      6 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 18000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
      8 planes vectored on to bombers
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Partial cloud
 
Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 8
      A6M3b Zero x 7
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 18
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 5
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 15
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 damaged
      A6M3b Zero: 1 destroyed, 6 damaged
      A6M3b Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 3 damaged
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 8 damaged
 
Airbase hits 3
Runway hits 12
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (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 31810 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 28 minutes
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      1 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 11 minutes
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
47th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 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 13000 and 22000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 21000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
1st Ku S-1 with A6M3b 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 25000 , scrambling fighters to 19000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 42 minutes
 
 
 
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Ground combat at 83,52 (near Changsha)
 
Japanese Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 39871 troops, 308 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 1400
 
Defending force 40189 troops, 157 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1261
 
Japanese ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 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
 
Assaulting units:
    13th Division
    6th Division
    39th Division
    2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
    58th Infantry Regiment
 
Defending units:
    26th Chinese Corps
    53rd Chinese Corps
    10th Chinese Corps
    58th Chinese Corps
    19th Group Army
 
 
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Ground combat at La Foa (114,159)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 7836 troops, 229 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 740
 
Defending force 55351 troops, 644 guns, 306 vehicles, Assault Value = 1492
 
Japanese ground losses:
      447 casualties reported
         Squads: 23 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
 
Assaulting units:
    7th Marine Regiment
    762nd Tank Battalion
    32nd Infantry Division
    754th Tank Battalion
    20th Australian Brigade
    15th Australian Brigade
    30th Field Artillery Regiment
    8th Base Group 
    223rd Field Artillery Battalion
    168th Field Artillery Battalion
    204th Coast AA Regiment
    188th Field Artillery Battalion
    21st Fld RAA Regiment
 
Defending units:
    48th Division
    4th Division
    16th Division
    56th Division
    15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
    2nd Mortar Battalion
    2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
    8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    9th RF Gun Battalion
    48th Field AA Battalion
    1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    10th RF Gun Battalion
Heavy damage inflicted on the alled airfield and port at Noumea by the Yamato.

Aerial bombardment against KMT positions at Kukong and Yenan continue.

USAAF suffers moderate damage attacking Koumac and Belep airfields. Another failed attack against Tulagi.

IJA continue to shell KMT positions at Chansha.

US Army and Marine batteries inflict moderate damage against continued IJA rotations at La Foa.
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 98507Post aphrochine
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:45 pm

July 20th, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 20, 42
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ASW attack near San Francisco  at 215,76
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-5, hits 1
 
Allied Ships
      DD Ward
      AP Crescent City
 
SS I-5 launches 4 torpedoes at DD Ward
I-5 diving deep ....
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Ward attacking submerged sub ....
DD Ward loses contact with SS I-5
DD Ward cannot establish contact with SS I-5
DD Ward cannot establish contact with SS I-5
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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ASW attack near Mare'  at 117,160
 
Japanese Ships
      SS RO-68
 
Allied Ships
      DD Preston
 
SS RO-68 is sighted by escort
RO-68 bottoming out ....
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Yenan , at 88,37 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 8
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
 
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
 
Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 4
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       8 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  1 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on 46th Chinese Corps, at 80,58 , near Kukong
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-21-IIa Sally x 47
      Ki-27b Nate x 28
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-21-IIa Sally: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      29 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 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
      22 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
       9 x Ki-21-IIa Sally bombing from 6000 feet
               Ground Attack:  4 x 250 kg GP Bomb
 
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 63rd Chinese Corps ...
Also attacking 46th Chinese Corps ...
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 13
      A6M3b Zero x 26
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 13
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 3
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 18
      P-39D Airacobra x 14
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 15 damaged
      B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 4 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters between 16000 and 21000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
      7 planes vectored on to bombers
1st Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 10 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 25000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
      14 planes vectored on to bombers
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 6 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 31000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
      8 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 , scrambling fighters to 17000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
      5 planes vectored on to bombers
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (1 airborne, 2 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
      2 planes vectored on to bombers
77th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 9 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 12000 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
      13 planes vectored on to bombers
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 10
      A6M3b Zero x 20
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 2
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 9
      P-39D Airacobra x 19
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
      A6M3b Zero: 1 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 2 damaged
      P-39D Airacobra: 1 destroyed
 
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (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 21000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
      2 planes vectored on to bombers
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      8 plane(s) intercepting now.
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 20000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 46 minutes
      2 planes vectored on to bombers
Hiryu-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 13000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
      1 planes vectored on to bombers
77th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 43 minutes
      6 planes vectored on to bombers
1st Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (8 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      8 plane(s) intercepting now.
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 25000 , scrambling fighters between 7000 and 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 32 minutes
      9 planes vectored on to bombers
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (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 14000 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes
      2 planes vectored on to bombers
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid detected at 40 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 8
 
No Allied losses
 
Japanese ground losses:
      9 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 3
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 12000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       2 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 12000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Derby RAN Stn Base Force, at 64,127 (Derby)
 
Weather in hex: Overcast
 
Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 17
      G4M1 Betty x 10
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      46 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      10 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 83,52 (near Changsha)
 
Japanese Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 39846 troops, 308 guns, 32 vehicles, Assault Value = 1399
 
Defending force 40219 troops, 157 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1263
 
Japanese ground losses:
      48 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    6th Division
    39th Division
    2nd Ind Engineer Regiment
    13th Division
    58th Infantry Regiment
 
Defending units:
    10th Chinese Corps
    53rd Chinese Corps
    26th Chinese Corps
    58th Chinese Corps
    19th Group Army
 
 
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Ground combat at La Foa (114,159)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 7819 troops, 229 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 742
 
Defending force 29731 troops, 438 guns, 222 vehicles, Assault Value = 798
 
Japanese ground losses:
      44 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      14 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    20th Australian Brigade
    754th Tank Battalion
    762nd Tank Battalion
    32nd Infantry Division
    7th Marine Regiment
    15th Australian Brigade
    168th Field Artillery Battalion
    30th Field Artillery Regiment
    223rd Field Artillery Battalion
    1st Marine Air Wing 
    204th Coast AA Regiment
    8th Base Group 
    188th Field Artillery Battalion
    21st Fld RAA Regiment
 
Defending units:
    16th Division
    48th Division
    8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    2nd Mortar Battalion
    2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
    9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    9th RF Gun Battalion
    15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
    48th Field AA Battalion
    10th RF Gun Battalion
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  • Continued heavy aerial bombardment of KMT targets around Yenan and Kukong.
  • USAAF forces continue strikes into the contest air space over northern New Caledonia to bomb the airfields of Koumac and Belep.
  • Shelling continues NE of Changsha by the IJA, and the Allies turn to shelling entrenched IJ forces as enemy columns move out of range overnight.
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Re: WitP:AE Reluctant Admiral - Jones(J) vs Aphro(A)

Post: # 98508Post aphrochine
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:55 pm

July 21st, 1942

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jul 21, 42
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TF 395 encounters mine field at Noumea (115,160)
 
Allied Ships
      AM Bittern
 
5 mines cleared
 
 
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Sub attack near Isle of Pines  at 116,161
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-28
 
Allied Ships
      xAK Clan Macnaughton, Torpedo hits 1,  on fire,  heavy damage
      DD Preston
 
SS I-28 launches 2 torpedoes at xAK Clan Macnaughton
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
DD Preston fails to find sub, continues to search...
Escort abandons search for sub
 
 
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Night Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy cloud
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
 
Allied aircraft
      Wellington Ic x 15
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Wellington Ic: 3 damaged
 
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      15 x Wellington Ic bombing from 11000 feet
               City Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
84th I.F.Chutai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 14000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 8 minutes
 
 
 
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Night Naval bombardment of Baker Island at 149,136
 
Allied Ships
      CA Quincy
      CA Chester
      DD Henley
      DD Helm
      DD Blue
      DD Bagley
 
Japanese ground losses:
      92 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 2
Runway hits 14
Port hits 22
Port fuel hits 1
Port supply hits 1
 
CA Quincy firing at Baker Island 
SOC-1 Seagull acting as spotter for CA Chester
CA Chester firing at Baker Island 
DD Henley firing at Baker Island 
DD Helm firing at Baker Island 
DD Blue firing at Baker Island 
DD Bagley firing at Baker Island 
 
 
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Sub attack near Brisbane  at 97,160
 
Japanese Ships
      SS I-7
 
Allied Ships
      CL Hobart, Torpedo hits 2,  heavy damage
 
CL Hobart is sighted by SS I-7
SS I-7 launches 2 torpedoes
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 8 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 30
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIb Trop x 16
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 5 destroyed
 
Allied aircraft losses
      Hurricane IIb Trop: 1 destroyed
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x Hurricane IIb Trop sweeping at 31000 feet
 
CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 19 scrambling)
      11 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 20000 and 30940.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Yenan , at 88,37 
 
Weather in hex: Light rain
 
Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-32 Mary x 8
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 8
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Airbase hits 3
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 3
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       8 x Ki-32 Mary bombing from 6000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  1 x 100 kg GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid detected at 39 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 11
      A6M3b Zero x 20
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 12
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 10
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 14
      P-39D Airacobra x 45
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
      A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 7 damaged
 
Runway hits 5
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       4 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 7 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 21000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 37 minutes
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (2 airborne, 5 on standby, 13 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 9000 and 31000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 33 minutes
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (3 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 20000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
77th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Belep Islands , at 112,155 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid detected at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 23
      A6M3b Zero x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       1 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 23000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 17000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
6th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (3 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      3 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 18000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 10 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Belep Islands , at 112,155 
 
Weather in hex: Moderate rain
 
Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 6 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 21
      A6M3b Zero x 8
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 3
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 3 damaged
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       3 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet * 
               Airfield Attack:  4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Yokosuka Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 23000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 23000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 50 minutes
3rd Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (2 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      2 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters to 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 16 minutes
6th Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (7 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      7 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 15000 
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 9 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Koumac , at 113,156 
 
Weather in hex: Heavy rain
 
Raid detected at 36 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 11 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 8
      A6M3b Zero x 16
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 9
      Ki-45 KAIa Nick x 7
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 6
 
No Japanese losses
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 5 damaged
      B-17E Fortress: 1 destroyed by flak
 
Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 2
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 13000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 7 scrambling)
      1 plane(s) intercepting now.
      Group patrol altitude is 21000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 30 minutes
Kanoya-2 Ku S-1 with A6M3b Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 8 scrambling)
      2 plane(s) intercepting now.
      6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 31810 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 18000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 34 minutes
4th Sentai with Ki-45 KAIa Nick (0 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
      4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 13000 and 15000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 40 minutes
77th Sentai 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 to 13000.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 45 minutes
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Efate , at 120,154 
 
Weather in hex: Light cloud
 
Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 4 minutes
 
Allied aircraft
      B-17E Fortress x 6
 
Allied aircraft losses
      B-17E Fortress: 1 damaged
 
Airbase hits 1
Airbase supply hits 1
Runway hits 5
 
Aircraft Attacking:
       6 x B-17E Fortress bombing from 12000 feet
               Airfield Attack:  8 x 500 lb GP Bomb
 
 
 
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Morning Air attack on Magwe , at 57,47 
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 9 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar x 10
 
Allied aircraft
      Hurricane IIa Trop x 16
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      Ki-43-Ic Oscar: 1 destroyed
 
No Allied losses
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      13 x Hurricane IIa Trop sweeping at 31000 feet
 
CAP engaged:
59th Sentai with Ki-43-Ic Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 10 scrambling)
      Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters between 29000 and 30940.
      Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes
 
 
 
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Afternoon Air attack on Derby RAN Stn Base Force, at 64,127 (Derby)
 
Weather in hex: Thunderstorms
 
Raid spotted at 48 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 16 minutes
 
Japanese aircraft
      A6M2 Zero x 17
      G4M1 Betty x 10
 
Japanese aircraft losses
      G4M1 Betty: 1 damaged
 
Allied ground losses:
      55 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Aircraft Attacking:
      10 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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Pre-Invasion action off Derby (64,127)
 
Japanese Ships
      CL Ayase
      PC PB-59
      PB Yodozo Maru
      PB Kosin Maru #3
      PB Okiyu Maru
      PB Yamahagi Maru #3
      xAP Atsuta Maru
 
Allied ground losses:
      119 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Non Combat: 3 destroyed, 10 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
      Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)
 
CL Ayase firing at Derby RAN Stn Base Force
PC PB-59 fired at enemy troops
PB Yodozo Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Kosin Maru #3 fired at enemy troops
PB Okiyu Maru fired at enemy troops
PB Yamahagi Maru #3 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 2,000 yards
 
 
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Amphibious Assault at Derby (64,127)
 
TF 364 troops unloading over beach at Derby, 64,127
 
Japanese ground losses:
      10 casualties reported
         Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
 
 
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Ground combat at 83,54 (near Pingsiang)
 
Japanese Deliberate attack
 
Attacking force 13296 troops, 104 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 424
 
Defending force 6284 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 232
 
Japanese adjusted assault: 53 
 
Allied adjusted defense: 163 
 
Japanese assault odds: 1 to 3 
 
Combat modifiers
Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), fatigue(-), experience(-)
Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-), fatigue(-)
 
Japanese ground losses:
      2416 casualties reported
         Squads: 4 destroyed, 212 disabled
         Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 12 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
      Guns lost 9 (1 destroyed, 8 disabled)
 
Allied ground losses:
      202 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 18 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
 
Assaulting units:
    34th Division
 
Defending units:
    72nd Chinese Corps
 
 
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Ground combat at 80,58 (near Kukong)
 
Japanese Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 26937 troops, 288 guns, 105 vehicles, Assault Value = 668
 
Defending force 16374 troops, 81 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 435
 
Assaulting units:
    8th Armored Car Co 
    19th Ind.Mixed Brigade
    22nd Division
    66th Infantry Regiment
    104th/A Division
    10th Ind. Mountain Gun Regiment
    5th RF Gun Battalion
    1st Hvy.Artillery Regiment
    23rd Army
    20th Ind. Mtn Gun Battalion
 
Defending units:
    46th Chinese Corps
    63rd Chinese Corps
 
 
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Ground combat at La Foa (114,159)
 
Allied Bombardment attack
 
Attacking force 7829 troops, 229 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 911
 
Defending force 29720 troops, 438 guns, 222 vehicles, Assault Value = 797
 
Japanese ground losses:
      33 casualties reported
         Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
         Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
 
Allied ground losses:
      Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)
 
Assaulting units:
    754th Tank Battalion
    762nd Tank Battalion
    20th Australian Brigade
    7th Marine Regiment
    32nd Infantry Division
    Americal Infantry Division
    15th Australian Brigade
    223rd Field Artillery Battalion
    8th Base Group 
    204th Coast AA Regiment
    30th Field Artillery Regiment
    1st Marine Air Wing 
    188th Field Artillery Battalion
    168th Field Artillery Battalion
    21st Fld RAA Regiment
 
Defending units:
    16th Division
    48th Division
    1st Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    48th Field AA Battalion
    2nd Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
    9th RF Gun Battalion
    8th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    2nd Mortar Battalion
    2nd Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    15th Ind.Art.Mortar Battalion
    10th RF Gun Battalion
  • I-28 successfully sinks a blockade runner south of New Caledonia.
  • USN forces shell the IJ defenders at Baker Island, moderate damage reported.
  • CL Hobart was torpedoed and sunk as she limped toward Brisbane harbor for critical repairs.
  • IJNAF defenders give the USAAF a rough go of things in continued battles in the New Caledonian skies.
  • Combined USAAF and RAF offensive against Magwe continues.
  • Moderate damage reported at Efate as B-17s continue uncontested bombings of the island facilities.
  • IJ Forces land at Derby in Northern Australia after 2 days of aerial bombardment.
  • South of Changsha, an Imperial force in recon across the Yuanshui River tests the Chinese Line and is met with stiff KMT resistance.
  • More shelling at Kukong, and a Battalion of USA Artillery is met with counter battery fire while shelling Japanese positions north of La Foa.
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