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[AAR] À la guerre comme à la guerre - Linus (J) vs ste_peterpan (A)

Discussione in 'Le vostre esperienze: AAR' iniziata da ITAK_Linus, 15 Aprile 2018.

  1. supertramp

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    Credo anch'io sia un convoglio di rimpiazzi disbandato oppure truppe in arrivo via ferrovia in Sudafrica....
     
  2. duettoalfa

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    no, quando c'è un convoglio compare sotto forma di lcu e lo vedresti sotto. l'unica mia ipotesi è che sono le unità in spostamento da eastern usa che vengono già conteggiate a cape town.
     
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  3. duettoalfa

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    ecco appunto
     
  4. ex wolf

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    Confermo, appena verificato sul mio PBEM, situazione simile anche se precedente rispetto alla tua
     
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    ok, quindi non sono AV in più, ma lcu già presenti negli usa che stanno arrivando i SA. Grazie
     
  6. ITAK_Linus

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    Sabato 10 Giugno 1944 - Turno 917 - Washington, ore 04:30
    DAY-108 DELLE OPERAZIONI


    1) Sub / CenPac

    Nulla di nuovo.


    2) SoPac

    Blizzard lancia i Judy su un mio convoglio intento a scaricare supplies a Namatanai e mi affonda 4-5 xAK. Errore mio: pensavo che avrebbero finito di scaricare prima e invece son rimaste un turno di più.

    Io affondo un piccolo convoglio di 2 xAK e 1 xAKL in arrivo a Kavieng.

    Bombardamenti navali feroci su Shortlands e altro deliberate. Le difese giapponesi si stanno sgretolando ma le mie truppe sono estremamente affaticate.


    3) DEI

    I miei deliberate vanno a buon fine grossomodo dovunque. Catturo varie basi, inclusa l'ottima Aru Island col suo AF lvl5. Attacchi aerei di Blizzard sul porto di Saumlaki mi affondano un CLAA, il San Juan, mentre dei fottuti Helen colpiscono con diverse bombe da 250Kg la CVE Kalinin Bay, già colpita da due siluri il turno precedente. Con 97 fire e 85 floating è condannata, ma provo ugualmente a portarla indietro, cosa quasi del tutto impossibile.

    Io lancio i miei bomber su Ambon e affondo una AMC e un sub in porto.

    Vari barges sono affondati ma riescono a portare supplies. Le mie PT da Saumlaki arrivano invece in zona Dili e ingaggiano varie volte le TF nemiche in loco: perdo diverse PT ma affondo una AKE giapponese.

    Sweep fallimentari come sempre. Blizzard lancia uno sweep su Saumlaki coi Tojo e fa un simpatico 1-11 contro i miei Hellcat. Molto male.


    In fase di preparazione l'offensiva su Lautem. Le varie TF sono radunate a Darwin e stanno caricando truppe. Domani un piccolo gruppo di YMS arriva a Lautem stessa, sacrificandosi per sminare un poco il luogo. Dopodomani è il turno di DMS vari in bombardamento navale.

    Il mio obbiettivo è di sbarcare a Lautem fra tre giorni, ma ci sta che si vada addirittura a cinque.

    CV, CVL e CVE radunate a Darwin, dove ho 20 fra CV/CVL e 20 CVE. Le CV/CVL sono disbandate in porto e le CVE invece forniscono CAP addizionale alla base. Lautem è a soli 9 hex da Darwin, quindi dovrei avere una navigazione relativamente sicura verso il luogo, nonostante le dozzine di sub giapponesi che infestano le acque della zona.

    Mancano navi adeguate per bombardare Dili, ma la BB Richelieu arriva domani e dopodomani dorebbero arrivare DD addizionali e un paio di BB Iowa-Class.

    Un grosso convoglio di xAK e AK è in arrivo da Normanton in tre giorni, contiene truppe ulteriori per lo sbarco a Lautem.


    Se riesco a prendere Lautem, Blizzard perde le DEI molto velocemente. Dubito però di poterla catturare facilmente. Credo comunque che sia una buona mossa, visto che, mentre combatto a Lautem, dovrei essere in grado di consolidare le mie posizioni nelle basi appena conquistate. Sopratutto Babar sarà un'ottima base intermedia nel triangolo Saumlaki-Timor-Darwin.



    4) Altro

    Situazione benzina in miglioramento causa arrivo convogli.
    Situazione supplies potrebbe essere risolta portando un paio di milionate dall'Oceano Indiano. Serviranno a poco, ma è una soluzione tampone.
    Moltissimi i sub (e non solo) in riparazione. Cantieri navali stracolmi.
    4 CVE (e una che arriva domani) in attesa a San Francisco. Partiranno verso il SoPac fra un 3-4 giorni.
    Sto finendo gli aerei moderni.
    Fatta una grandissima mietitura di piloti in training, ma sono ancora a corto di molte tipologie di piloti, tipo quelli di TB. Inoltre, i piloti sono promossi con relativamente poco addestramento e la cosa si fa sentire.


    A Luglio 1944 iniziano ad arrivare vagonate di B-29. La cosa è più che benvenuta visto che finora ho potuto usarli relativamente poco causa mancanza rimpiazzi (ne arrivano solo 18 al mese).
    Presto li userò per uno scherzone a Blizzard: li ribaso a Saumlaki e da lì faccio un mega-strike su Miri, che credo non sia difesa a causa della grande distanza da quelle che sono state finora le basi dei miei B-29. Sfondare i pozzi di Miri è cosa buona e giusta dato che sono in una location eccelsa (molto protetta).


    In fase di raduno le truppe che sbarcheranno ad Ambon e sopratutto quelle che sbarcheranno a Giava, dove prevedo perdite sconcertanti in termini di navi, aerei e truppe.
     
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    le cve non hanno il malus dell'hex base, corretto? invece il malus cv e cvl è per qualsiasi base, o solo quelle amiche?
     
  8. ITAK_Linus

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    CVE= no malus
    CV/CVL= malus in ogni base, amica o nemica che sia
     
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    Domenica 11 Giugno 1944 - Turno 918 - Washington, ore 11:07
    DAY-109 DELLE OPERAZIONI

    1) Sub / CenPac

    Pronta in due giorni la CV Intrepid a PH, danneggiata eoni fa a EST di Kavieng da due siluri.

    Un paio di BB danneggiate tempo fa in zona Umboi Island arriveranno a breve per riparazioni maggiori nel capiente repair shipyard locale.

    Affondo un mercantile a cannonate nelle Marshall grazie ad un coraggioso sub.


    2) SoPac

    Bombardamenti navali su Shortlands ed ennesimo deliberate.


    3) DEI

    Catturo i dot che rimanevano in mani nemiche e tiro un'altra spallata a Tabefarne. LCU giapponesi wiped out dovunque.

    Blizzard lancia i bomber sull'AF di Aru Island, che aveva pochi danni. Lo chiude, ma cambia poco dato che non ho né ENG né air support in loco.

    Ben due DMS e un DD vengono affondati dai perfidi Peggy(T) e Judy giapponesi. I miei sweep su Dili e dintorni sono decisamente fiacchi.

    Uno sweep di George su Saumlaki incontra i miei P40K in CAP. Finisce 16-1 a favore dei giapponesi. Molto male.


    La situazione è esplosiva:
    10giugno1944.JPG

    A Darwin ho tutte le flattops alleate disponibili. Domani, a dio piacendo, finisco di imbarcare le truppe per Lautem ed arriva una BB scortata da una dozzina di DD. Spero di riuscire a partire verso Lautem proprio domani e di sbarcare dopodomani.

    Ho intanto ordinato alle CVE di portarsi a S-W di Selaroe, sperando di intercettare i bomber giapponesi in naval attack. Ci sta che domani mi attacchi le CVE, perda aerei e decida di non metterli in NavB/NavT il giorno seguente, quando avrò le TF da sbarco in zona.

    Ordinato anche un bombardamento navale coi DMS su Lautem: l'obbiettivo è sminare un poco la base. Varie YMS si sono oggi immolate e hanno ripulito una dozzina di mine. Praticamente ho perso una nave per ogni mina eliminata: CD e aerei vari hanno fatto il tiro al piattello.

    Con due BB e un fracco di DD spero di riuscire a brasare l'AF di Dili ed il naviglio giapponese in loco. L'idea è questa:
    I) domani mi porto a S-W di Selaroe con le CVE ed assorbo strike giapponesi
    II) dopodomani mi porto a W di Selaroe con le TF da sbarco coperte dalle CVE e porto CV/CVL+BB/DD al centro del Mar di Banda, dove c'è la scritta "Banda Sea".
    III) al terzo giorno sbarco a Lautem, bombardo dal mare Dili e lancio gli strike dalle CV/CVL/CVE sul naviglio giapponese in zona.
    IV) al quarto giorno mi ritiro di gran carriera

    La fase delicata sarà al terzo giorno quando, volendo, Blizzard potrà intervenire con le CV, che presumo essere a Babeldaob o Davao.

    Sicuramente lui è invogliato ad agire perché ha a disposizione il setting perfetto: sa che io ho perso dozzilioni di a/c e piloti nei giorni scorsi e che non posso aver del tutto rimpiazzato le perdite; ha millemila AF di ottimo livello in giro; ha sub dappertutto; ha la KB riposata; ha ben presente ciò che voglio fare e come.
    Quindi ha senso da parte sua intervenire in massa e sperare per il meglio. Con le CV/CVL non credo di riuscire a tener botta in caso intervenga seriamente: ho solo un 1.200 a/c sulle CV/CVL e circa 600 sulle CVE. Altre CVE sono in arrivo fra un paio di giorni, ma cambia davvero poco.
    La chiave di tutto sta nello sbarcare al volo al terzo giorno e sperare che Blizzard non intervenga: se interviene sono cazzi da cagare.


    4) Altro

    Tutto tace.

    Arrivata la CV Victorious, mi pare sia quella, ad Aden. Nave mediocre con tipo 30 a/c di capacity, ma ottima blindatura e velocità di punta di ben 30knts. Coprirà gli sbarchi in India credo.
     
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    e invece lui, di quanti aerei imbarcati pensa possa disporre sulla kb?
     
  11. ITAK_Linus

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    Persi tre CVE anni fa davanti a Perth e lui ne ha persa una quarta di recente. Credo ne abbia intorno ai 1.750 considerate le conversioni varie. Di questi, un 150 sono FF (comunque ottimi in cap basse).


    La qualità dei suoi piloti è molto molto superiore alla mia. La qualità dei suoi aerei idem.
    Le sue navi sono infinitamente peggiori. La sua AA molto inferiore.
    I rimpiazzi di piloti grossomodo uguali.


    Uno scontro fra CV, comunque, lo perdo malamente ora come ora.
     
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    a giugno 44, mi viene da piangere. ma lo imputi al fatto che hai preso la campagna già avviata o pensi che è così a prescindere?
     
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    Lunedì 12 Giugno 1944 - Turno 919 - Washington, ore 12:18
    DAY-110 DELLE OPERAZIONI


    1) Sub / CenPac

    Colpisco un paio di mercantili e una mia CVE si inabissa causa sub nemici. E' tipo la quarta in un mese e mezzo.


    2) SoPac

    Nulla di nuovo. Usuali bombardamenti su Shortlands.


    3) DEI

    Mi preparo all'assalto in grande stile a Timor. Le TF sono in navigazione. La KB avvistata a SUD di Babeldoab, a portata tattica.

    Sarà una battaglia terrificante. DD e un paio di BB colpiranno Dili e le TF in loco, mentre il grosso delle navi sbarcherà a Lautem e Wetar Island.

    La situazione:
    prelautem.JPG

    Inshallah.


    4) Altro

    Nulla di nuovo.
     
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    Dipende dalla qualità di gioco di entrambi. Io ho giocato molto bene da giapponese e quindi Blizzard ha ereditato una situazione globalmente ottima, anche se con tante fragilità.

    In un match alla pari direi che per Giugno '44 l'Alleato ha pochissimo da temere. Senza HR sul numero max di aerei imbarcati per hex, già da un anno l'Alleato può avanzare senza timore, posto faccia operazioni assennate.

    Per intenderci: io ho magari 3-4 AirCombat TF e devo fare in modo che entrino in combattimento tutte e, allo stesso tempo, che siano grossomodo indipendenti in fatto di CAP e di striking power. Non è facile.
    Se posso tenerle nello stesso hex, tutto cambia: ho 2-3000 aerei imbarcati e avanzo col flottone per gli sbarchi più difficili tipo quello di Lautem. Chiaro che, appunto, serve accortezza operazionale: se vuoi avanzare tanto col flottone, praticamente stai implorando di perdere ogni cosa.

    Io avanzo di pochi hex ad operazione ma mantengo un ritmo altissimo.

    E' più difficile. Molto più difficile.

    E' come si gioca bene.
     
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    Devo ancora ricevere il file, ma ho visto il CR dell'ultimo turno. Posto per intero. Un discreto massacro:

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Jun 14, 44
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    TF 207 encounters mine field at Saumlaki (78,117)

    Allied Ships
    YMS-245

    5 mines cleared


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Wetar Island at 72,114, Range 3,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    LB-102
    LB-105
    LB-109
    LB-110
    LB-112
    LB-113
    LB-114
    LB-115
    LB-116
    LB-117
    LB-118
    LB-119

    Allied Ships
    PT-113
    PT-114
    PT-115
    PT-116
    PT-117
    PT-118
    PT-120
    PT-121
    PT-122
    PT-123
    PT-126
    PT-127


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 1,000 yards
    Range closes to 11,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 10,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 9,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 9,000 yards
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    Range closes to 7,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 7,000 yards
    Range closes to 6,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
    Range closes to 5,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 4,000 yards...
    Range closes to 3,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 3,000 yards
    Japanese Barge TF evades combat


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Akizuki
    DD Akigumo
    DD Kazegumo

    Allied Ships
    PT-145
    PT-146
    PT-147
    PT-151
    PT-155
    PT-157
    PT-159


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 9,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
    Friedrichsen, D.M. gains tactical advantage
    DD Akigumo engages PT-157 at 8,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-155 at 8,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-147 at 8,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages PT-146 at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 4,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-159 at 4,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-159 at 4,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages PT-159 at 4,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages PT-147 at 4,000 yards
    Range increases to 5,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages PT-159 at 5,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-147 at 5,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-155 at 5,000 yards
    Range increases to 6,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-159 at 6,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages PT-157 at 6,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages PT-147 at 6,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages PT-146 at 6,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-145 at 6,000 yards
    Range increases to 10,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-159 at 10,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages PT-159 at 10,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages PT-159 at 10,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages PT-145 at 10,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    ASW attack near Moa at 74,117

    Japanese Ships
    SS I-10

    Allied Ships
    BB Richelieu
    DD Bailey
    DD Wadsworth
    DD Queensborough
    DD Doyle
    DD Hobby

    SS I-10 is sighted by escort
    DD Queensborough fails to find sub and abandons search
    DD Doyle fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Hobby fails to find sub and abandons search
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    CA Tone
    DD Hayanami
    DD Hamanami
    DD Asashimo
    DD Hatsukaze

    Allied Ships
    PT-128
    PT-131
    PT-134, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    PT-136
    PT-142


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 9,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    Kasuga, Atsushi crosses the 'T'
    DD Hatsukaze engages PT-142 at 8,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages PT-142 at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 4,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze engages PT-136 at 4,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages PT-134 at 4,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages PT-136 at 4,000 yards
    Howse, E.V. orders Allied TF to disengage
    Range closes to 3,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages PT-134 at 3,000 yards
    Range increases to 6,000 yards
    PT-134 sunk by DD Hayanami at 6,000 yards
    Range increases to 9,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages PT-136 at 9,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages PT-128 at 9,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages PT-136 at 9,000 yards
    Range increases to 14,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages PT-142 at 14,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages PT-131 at 14,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    ASW attack near Gebe at 81,105

    Japanese Ships
    E Sado

    Allied Ships
    SS Redfin, hits 17, heavy damage

    SS Redfin is located by E Sado
    Redfin bottoming out ....
    E Sado attacking submerged sub ....
    E Sado fails to find sub, continues to search...
    E Sado attacking submerged sub ....
    E Sado fails to find sub, continues to search...
    E Sado fails to find sub, continues to search...
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 6,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Hayate
    DD Yunagi

    Allied Ships
    PT-128, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
    PT-131, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
    PT-136, Shell hits 5, and is sunk
    PT-142, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 6,000 yards
    Range closes to 28,000 yards...
    Range closes to 26,000 yards...
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 22,000 yards...
    Range closes to 20,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 16,000 yards...
    Range closes to 14,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 12,000 yards
    Range closes to 11,000 yards...
    Range closes to 10,000 yards...
    Range closes to 9,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    Range closes to 7,000 yards...
    Range closes to 6,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages PT-128 at 6,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages PT-136 at 6,000 yards
    PT-142 sunk by DD Hayate at 6,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages PT-128 at 6,000 yards
    Range closes to 3,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages PT-128 at 3,000 yards
    PT-128 sunk by DD Yunagi at 3,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    PT-136 sunk by DD Yunagi at 2,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages PT-131 at 2,000 yards
    PT-131 sunk by DD Hayate at 2,000 yards
    Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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    Submarine attack near Babar at 75,117

    Japanese Ships
    SS I-31, hits 30, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    SC-634
    SC-633
    AM Competent
    AM Prevail
    AM Inverell
    AKA Algol
    LSD Carter Hall
    AP Gen. R.L.Howze
    AK Aludra
    AK Bootes
    AK Ganymede
    AK Adhara
    AK De Grasse
    AK Rotanin
    AK Murzim
    AK Celeno
    xAK Florence D.
    xAK Knoxville City
    xAK Challenger
    xAK Trento
    xAK American
    DE Wileman
    DE Harold C. Thomas
    DE Stadtfeld, Shell hits 1, on fire
    DE Seid, Shell hits 1

    SS I-31 is sighted by escort
    DE Wileman fails to find sub and abandons search
    DE Harold C. Thomas attacking submerged sub ....
    SS I-31 forced to surface!
    DE Harold C. Thomas firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Stadtfeld firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Seid firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Wileman firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Harold C. Thomas firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Stadtfeld firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Seid firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Wileman firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Stadtfeld firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Seid firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Wileman firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Harold C. Thomas firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Stadtfeld firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Seid firing on surfaced sub ....
    DE Wileman firing on surfaced sub ....
    Sub slips beneath the waves


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    TF 207 encounters mine field at Saumlaki (78,117)

    Allied Ships
    YMS-245

    8 mines cleared


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    ASW attack near Moa at 74,116

    Japanese Ships
    SS I-10, hits 13, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DD Laffey
    DD Young
    DD Barton
    DD McCalla

    SS I-10 fails to launch torpedoes due to mechanical problems
    DD Barton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD McCalla fails to find sub and abandons search
    DD Barton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Barton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Barton attacking submerged sub ....
    DD Barton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Barton attacking submerged sub ....
    Large oil slick appears over area of attack!
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Submarine attack near Damar at 74,115

    Japanese Ships
    SS I-122, hits 17, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    DD Longshaw
    DD Isherwood
    DD Drayton
    DD Gillespie
    DD Farenholt
    DD Prichett

    SS I-122 is sighted by escort
    DD Drayton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Gillespie fails to find sub and abandons search
    DD Farenholt fails to find sub and abandons search
    DD Prichett fails to find sub and abandons search
    DD Drayton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Drayton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Drayton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Drayton attacking submerged sub ....
    SS I-122 forced to surface!
    DD Gillespie firing on surfaced sub ....
    DD Farenholt firing on surfaced sub ....
    DD Prichett firing on surfaced sub ....
    DD Gillespie firing on surfaced sub ....
    DD Farenholt firing on surfaced sub ....
    DD Prichett firing on surfaced sub ....
    DD Gillespie firing on surfaced sub ....
    DD Farenholt firing on surfaced sub ....
    Sub slips beneath the waves


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 10,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Akizuki
    DD Akigumo
    DD Kazegumo

    Allied Ships
    YMS-115, Shell hits 3, and is sunk
    YMS-116, Shell hits 1, and is sunk


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 25,000 yards...
    Range closes to 20,000 yards...
    Range closes to 15,000 yards...
    Range closes to 10,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 10,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
    YMS-116 sunk by DD Kazegumo at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 6,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages YMS-115 at 6,000 yards
    Range closes to 3,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages YMS-115 at 3,000 yards
    YMS-115 sunk by DD Akigumo at 3,000 yards
    Combat ends with last Allied ship sunk...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Akizuki
    DD Akigumo, Shell hits 1
    DD Kazegumo, Shell hits 1

    Allied Ships
    DMS Lamberton, Shell hits 1
    DMS Long, Shell hits 2, on fire
    DMS Elliot


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Lamberton at 8,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Lamberton at 8,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DMS Lamberton at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 5,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Lamberton at 5,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Lamberton at 5,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DMS Lamberton at 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 4,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Lamberton at 4,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Long at 4,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DMS Lamberton at 4,000 yards
    Range increases to 5,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Lamberton at 5,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Long at 5,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Lamberton at 5,000 yards
    Range increases to 8,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Long at 8,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Long at 8,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Lamberton at 8,000 yards
    Range increases to 10,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Lamberton at 10,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Long at 10,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DMS Long at 10,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Lautem at 72,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Akizuki
    DD Akigumo
    DD Kazegumo

    Allied Ships
    DMS Hamilton, Shell hits 1


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DMS Hamilton at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 5,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Hamilton at 5,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DMS Hamilton at 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 3,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Hamilton at 3,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Hamilton at 3,000 yards
    Range increases to 6,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Hamilton at 6,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Hamilton at 6,000 yards
    Range increases to 10,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Hamilton at 10,000 yards
    Sawamura, S. orders Japanese TF to disengage
    Range increases to 13,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Hamilton at 13,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Hamilton at 13,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DMS Hamilton at 13,000 yards
    Range closes to 12,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Hamilton at 12,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Hamilton at 12,000 yards
    Range increases to 14,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Hamilton at 14,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DMS Hamilton at 14,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DMS Hamilton at 14,000 yards
    Hoey, L.O. orders Allied TF to disengage
    DD Kazegumo engages DMS Hamilton at 14,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    ASW attack near Lautem at 72,115

    Japanese Ships
    SSX Ha-33, hits 8, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DMS Hambleton

    SSX Ha-33 is sighted by escort
    DMS Hambleton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DMS Hambleton fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DMS Hambleton attacking submerged sub ....
    Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    CA Tone, Shell hits 2
    DD Hayanami, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
    DD Hamanami, Shell hits 2, on fire
    DD Asashimo
    DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DD Tingey, Shell hits 2, on fire
    DD Twining, Shell hits 3, heavy fires
    DD Tucker, Shell hits 2


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD Tingey at 8,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD Twining at 8,000 yards
    DD Tingey engages DD Asashimo at 8,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Twining at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 5,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Asashimo at 5,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Hatsukaze at 5,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Tingey at 5,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Tucker at 5,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Twining at 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 4,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD Tucker at 4,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze engages DD Twining at 4,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Asashimo at 4,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Twining at 4,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD Tingey at 2,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze engages DD Twining at 2,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Tingey at 2,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Hamanami at 2,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Tingey at 2,000 yards
    Range increases to 4,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Tucker at 4,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Twining at 4,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Tingey at 4,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Hamanami at 4,000 yards
    Range increases to 5,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD Tingey at 5,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze engages DD Twining at 5,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Asashimo at 5,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Twining at 5,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Tingey at 5,000 yards
    Range increases to 6,000 yards
    DD Tingey engages DD Hatsukaze at 6,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Tingey at 6,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Hamanami at 6,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Hayanami at 6,000 yards
    Range increases to 9,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD Tingey at 9,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Hatsukaze at 9,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Tingey at 9,000 yards
    Range increases to 11,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Twining at 11,000 yards
    DD Tingey engages DD Asashimo at 11,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Hamanami at 11,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Tingey at 11,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Tucker at 11,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze engages DD Tucker at 11,000 yards
    DD Tingey engages DD Hayanami at 11,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Tingey at 11,000 yards
    Range increases to 12,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Hayanami at 12,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Hayanami at 12,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Asashimo at 12,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Tingey at 12,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Twining at 12,000 yards
    Range closes to 11,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Hayanami at 11,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Hatsukaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Tucker engages DD Hamanami at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 9,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD Tingey at 9,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze engages DD Tucker at 9,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Tingey at 9,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Twining at 9,000 yards
    Range closes to 7,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Tucker at 7,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Hatsukaze at 7,000 yards
    DD Tingey engages DD Hayanami at 7,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Twining at 7,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Tingey at 7,000 yards
    Range closes to 5,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Tucker at 5,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze engages DD Tingey at 5,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Tingey at 5,000 yards
    DD Tingey engages DD Hamanami at 5,000 yards
    Hewett, G.C. orders Allied TF to disengage
    Kasuga, Atsushi orders Japanese TF to disengage
    Range closes to 3,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze engages DD Tucker at 3,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze engages DD Twining at 3,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Asashimo at 3,000 yards
    Range increases to 8,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Hatsukaze at 8,000 yards
    Range increases to 12,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD Tingey at 12,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Hatsukaze at 12,000 yards
    DD Twining engages DD Asashimo at 12,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Wetar Island at 71,113, Range 6,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    LB-102, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-105, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-109, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-110, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-112, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-113, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-114, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-115, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-116, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-117, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-118, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    LB-119, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    DD Dashiell
    DD Franks
    DD Gatling
    DD Marshall


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 6,000 yards
    Range closes to 28,000 yards...
    Range closes to 26,000 yards...
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 22,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 22,000 yards
    Range closes to 20,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 18,000 yards
    Range closes to 16,000 yards...
    Range closes to 14,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
    Range closes to 11,000 yards...
    Range closes to 10,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 9,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    Range closes to 7,000 yards...
    Range closes to 6,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
    LB-119 sunk by DD Gatling at 6,000 yards
    LB-105 sunk by DD Gatling at 6,000 yards
    LB-118 sunk by DD Gatling at 6,000 yards
    LB-117 sunk by DD Gatling at 6,000 yards
    LB-116 sunk by DD Franks at 6,000 yards
    LB-113 sunk by DD Gatling at 6,000 yards
    Range closes to 3,000 yards
    LB-115 sunk by DD Marshall at 3,000 yards
    LB-112 sunk by DD Marshall at 3,000 yards
    LB-109 sunk by DD Marshall at 3,000 yards
    LB-102 sunk by DD Marshall at 3,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    LB-114 sunk by DD Gatling at 2,000 yards
    Range increases to 4,000 yards
    LB-110 sunk by DD Dashiell at 4,000 yards
    LB-110 sunk by DD Dashiell at 4,000 yards
    Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    CL Agano, Shell hits 5
    DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 10, heavy fires, heavy damage
    DD Isokaze, Shell hits 2
    DD Numakaze, Shell hits 13, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    DD Dashiell
    DD Franks
    DD Gatling
    DD Marshall


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
    DD Marshall engages DD Yukikaze at 8,000 yards
    DD Numakaze engages DD Marshall at 8,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Isokaze at 8,000 yards
    DD Dashiell engages DD Yukikaze at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 5,000 yards
    DD Marshall engages DD Yukikaze at 5,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Gatling at 5,000 yards
    DD Dashiell engages DD Isokaze at 5,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Franks at 5,000 yards
    CL Agano engages DD Dashiell at 5,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Gatling at 5,000 yards
    DD Dashiell engages DD Isokaze at 5,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Dashiell at 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 3,000 yards
    DD Marshall engages DD Isokaze at 3,000 yards
    DD Gatling engages DD Numakaze at 3,000 yards
    DD Numakaze engages DD Franks at 3,000 yards
    DD Numakaze engages DD Dashiell at 3,000 yards
    Range increases to 5,000 yards
    DD Numakaze sunk by DD Marshall at 5,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Dashiell at 5,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Marshall at 5,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Franks at 5,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Isokaze at 5,000 yards
    DD Dashiell engages DD Yukikaze at 5,000 yards
    Range increases to 7,000 yards
    CL Agano engages DD Dashiell at 7,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Gatling at 7,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Yukikaze at 7,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Dashiell at 7,000 yards
    CL Agano engages DD Dashiell at 7,000 yards
    DD Gatling engages DD Isokaze at 7,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Yukikaze at 7,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Dashiell at 7,000 yards
    Range increases to 9,000 yards
    CL Agano engages DD Marshall at 9,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Marshall at 9,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Yukikaze at 9,000 yards
    DD Dashiell engages DD Yukikaze at 9,000 yards
    CL Agano engages DD Marshall at 9,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Marshall at 9,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Yukikaze at 9,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Dashiell at 9,000 yards
    Range increases to 10,000 yards
    DD Marshall engages DD Isokaze at 10,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Gatling at 10,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Franks at 10,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Dashiell at 10,000 yards
    CL Agano engages DD Dashiell at 10,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Marshall at 10,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Franks at 10,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Dashiell at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 9,000 yards
    CL Agano engages DD Marshall at 9,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Gatling at 9,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Dashiell at 9,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Hayate, Shell hits 12, heavy fires, heavy damage
    DD Yunagi, Shell hits 7, heavy fires, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DD Dashiell
    DD Franks, Shell hits 1, on fire
    DD Gatling
    DD Marshall, Shell hits 1


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
    Takatsuka, Minoru crosses the 'T'
    DD Yunagi engages DD Marshall at 8,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Marshall at 8,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Hayate at 8,000 yards
    DD Dashiell engages DD Yunagi at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 4,000 yards
    DD Marshall engages DD Yunagi at 4,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Dashiell at 4,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages DD Marshall at 4,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Gatling at 4,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Franks at 4,000 yards
    Range increases to 5,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages DD Marshall at 5,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Gatling at 5,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Yunagi at 5,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Gatling at 5,000 yards
    DD Dashiell engages DD Yunagi at 5,000 yards
    Range increases to 8,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages DD Marshall at 8,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Marshall at 8,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Dashiell at 8,000 yards
    Range increases to 10,000 yards
    DD Gatling engages DD Yunagi at 10,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Gatling at 10,000 yards
    Range increases to 11,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages DD Franks at 11,000 yards
    DD Gatling engages DD Hayate at 11,000 yards
    DD Dashiell engages DD Hayate at 11,000 yards
    Takatsuka, Minoru orders Japanese TF to disengage
    DD Franks engages DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Hayate at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 10,000 yards
    DD Gatling engages DD Yunagi at 10,000 yards
    DD Hayate engages DD Gatling at 10,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages DD Dashiell at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 7,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages DD Marshall at 7,000 yards
    DD Gatling engages DD Hayate at 7,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Hayate at 7,000 yards
    Kunzig, G.A. orders Allied TF to disengage
    Range increases to 8,000 yards
    DD Franks engages DD Yunagi at 8,000 yards
    DD Gatling engages DD Hayate at 8,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 4, on fire

    Allied Ships
    CLAA Juneau
    DD Abner Read
    DD John Rodgers


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD John Rodgers at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 4,000 yards
    CLAA Juneau engages DD Hatsuyuki at 4,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 4,000 yards
    Range closes to 3,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 3,000 yards
    Range increases to 5,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD John Rodgers at 5,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 5,000 yards
    Range increases to 8,000 yards
    CLAA Juneau engages DD Hatsuyuki at 8,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 7,000 yards
    CLAA Juneau engages DD Hatsuyuki at 7,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD John Rodgers at 7,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 7,000 yards
    Range increases to 8,000 yards
    CLAA Juneau engages DD Hatsuyuki at 8,000 yards
    DD Abner Read engages DD Hatsuyuki at 8,000 yards
    Range increases to 12,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 12,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    E Yasoshima, Shell hits 23, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    DD Stembel
    DD Stevens


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
    DD Stevens engages E Yasoshima at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 5,000 yards
    DD Stevens engages E Yasoshima at 5,000 yards
    DD Stembel engages E Yasoshima at 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    DD Stevens engages E Yasoshima at 2,000 yards
    Fukada R. orders Japanese TF to disengage
    Range increases to 3,000 yards
    DD Stevens engages E Yasoshima at 3,000 yards
    DD Stembel engages E Yasoshima at 3,000 yards
    DD Stevens engages E Yasoshima at 3,000 yards
    E Yasoshima sunk by DD Stevens at 3,000 yards
    Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 8,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    E Asagao, Shell hits 1

    Allied Ships
    DD Young
    DD Laffey
    DD McCalla
    DD Barton


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 8,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 8,000 yards
    E Asagao engages DD Barton at 8,000 yards
    E Asagao engages DD McCalla at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 3,000 yards
    DD McCalla engages E Asagao at 3,000 yards
    E Asagao engages DD McCalla at 3,000 yards
    E Asagao engages DD Laffey at 3,000 yards
    Range increases to 6,000 yards
    DD Barton engages E Asagao at 6,000 yards
    Range increases to 8,000 yards
    DD Barton engages E Asagao at 8,000 yards
    DD McCalla engages E Asagao at 8,000 yards
    DD Young engages E Asagao at 8,000 yards
    Range increases to 12,000 yards
    DD Barton engages E Asagao at 12,000 yards
    Range increases to 14,000 yards
    DD Barton engages E Asagao at 14,000 yards
    DD McCalla engages E Asagao at 14,000 yards
    DD Laffey engages E Asagao at 14,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 11,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    CA Tone
    DD Hayanami, Shell hits 9, and is sunk
    DD Hamanami, Shell hits 21, and is sunk
    DD Asashimo, Shell hits 4, on fire
    DD Hatsukaze, Shell hits 2, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    DD Young
    DD Laffey
    DD McCalla
    DD Barton


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 28,000 yards...
    Range closes to 26,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 22,000 yards...
    Range closes to 20,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 16,000 yards...
    Range closes to 14,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 11,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Barton at 11,000 yards
    DD Hatsukaze sunk by DD Barton at 11,000 yards
    DD Laffey engages DD Asashimo at 11,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Young at 11,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Hayanami at 11,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Laffey at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 9,000 yards
    DD Barton engages DD Hayanami at 9,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Young at 9,000 yards
    DD Laffey engages DD Hayanami at 9,000 yards
    Range closes to 5,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Barton at 5,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Barton at 5,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Barton at 5,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Hayanami at 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Barton at 2,000 yards
    DD Hayanami engages DD Young at 2,000 yards
    Range increases to 3,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD Barton at 3,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD McCalla at 3,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD McCalla at 3,000 yards
    DD Hamanami engages DD Young at 3,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    DD Hamanami sunk by DD Barton at 2,000 yards
    Range increases to 3,000 yards
    CA Tone engages DD McCalla at 3,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD McCalla at 3,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Laffey at 3,000 yards
    Range increases to 5,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Barton at 5,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Laffey at 5,000 yards
    DD Laffey engages DD Asashimo at 5,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Young at 5,000 yards
    Range increases to 7,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD McCalla at 7,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Laffey at 7,000 yards
    DD Asashimo engages DD Young at 7,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 6,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    E Hirado, Shell hits 10, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    DD Charles Ausburne
    DD Beale
    DD Bell
    DD Bradford


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 6,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    Range closes to 6,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 6,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 6,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages E Hirado at 6,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages E Hirado at 6,000 yards
    DD Bell engages E Hirado at 6,000 yards
    Tominaga, R. orders Japanese TF to disengage
    Range closes to 4,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages E Hirado at 4,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    DD Bell engages E Hirado at 2,000 yards
    Range increases to 4,000 yards
    E Hirado sunk by DD Bradford at 4,000 yards
    Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 4,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    MTB G-847
    MTB G-871
    MTB G-872
    MTB G-873
    MTB G-874
    MTB G-875, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    BB South Dakota, Shell hits 1
    DD Blue
    DD Mugford
    DD Ralph Talbot
    DD Henley
    DD Patterson


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    Range closes to 6,000 yards...
    Range closes to 4,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
    Gatch, Thomas Lee crosses the 'T'
    BB South Dakota engages MTB G-875 at 4,000 yards
    DD Ralph Talbot engages MTB G-847 at 4,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    MTB G-871 engages BB South Dakota at 2,000 yards
    DD Ralph Talbot engages MTB G-874 at 2,000 yards
    MTB G-874 engages DD Henley at 2,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-872 at 2,000 yards
    DD Mugford engages MTB G-872 at 2,000 yards
    MTB G-847 engages DD Ralph Talbot at 2,000 yards
    Range increases to 4,000 yards
    DD Ralph Talbot engages MTB G-874 at 4,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-873 at 4,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-872 at 4,000 yards
    DD Blue engages MTB G-875 at 4,000 yards
    Range increases to 6,000 yards
    BB South Dakota engages MTB G-875 at 6,000 yards
    DD Ralph Talbot engages MTB G-871 at 6,000 yards
    DD Patterson engages MTB G-847 at 6,000 yards
    Range increases to 7,000 yards
    BB South Dakota engages MTB G-875 at 7,000 yards
    DD Patterson engages MTB G-873 at 7,000 yards
    DD Blue engages MTB G-847 at 7,000 yards
    MTB G-875 sunk by BB South Dakota at 7,000 yards
    BB South Dakota engages MTB G-872 at 7,000 yards
    Range increases to 8,000 yards
    DD Patterson engages MTB G-874 at 8,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-872 at 8,000 yards
    DD Blue engages MTB G-847 at 8,000 yards
    DD Blue engages MTB G-871 at 8,000 yards
    orders Japanese TF to disengage
    Range increases to 12,000 yards
    DD Blue engages MTB G-874 at 12,000 yards
    DD Patterson engages MTB G-871 at 12,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-873 at 12,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-871 at 12,000 yards
    DD Mugford engages MTB G-847 at 12,000 yards
    DD Blue engages MTB G-871 at 12,000 yards
    DD Patterson engages MTB G-874 at 12,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-873 at 12,000 yards
    DD Ralph Talbot engages MTB G-872 at 12,000 yards
    DD Mugford engages MTB G-874 at 12,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 2,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    MTB G-844
    MTB G-846, Shell hits 1, and is sunk
    MTB G-848, Shell hits 1, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    BB South Dakota
    DD Blue
    DD Mugford
    DD Ralph Talbot
    DD Henley
    DD Patterson


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 3,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    Range closes to 6,000 yards...
    Range closes to 4,000 yards...
    Range closes to 2,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 2,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 2,000 yards
    MTB G-848 engages DD Patterson at 2,000 yards
    MTB G-848 engages DD Patterson at 2,000 yards
    MTB G-848 engages DD Henley at 2,000 yards
    DD Ralph Talbot engages MTB G-848 at 2,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-848 at 2,000 yards
    DD Patterson engages MTB G-846 at 2,000 yards
    DD Patterson engages MTB G-844 at 2,000 yards
    DD Mugford engages MTB G-848 at 2,000 yards
    MTB G-846 engages DD Blue at 2,000 yards
    Range increases to 4,000 yards
    BB South Dakota engages MTB G-848 at 4,000 yards
    DD Patterson engages MTB G-844 at 4,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-848 at 4,000 yards
    DD Blue engages MTB G-846 at 4,000 yards
    Range increases to 6,000 yards
    BB South Dakota engages MTB G-844 at 6,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-844 at 6,000 yards
    Range increases to 9,000 yards
    DD Patterson engages MTB G-846 at 9,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-846 at 9,000 yards
    DD Ralph Talbot engages MTB G-844 at 9,000 yards
    Range increases to 10,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-844 at 10,000 yards
    DD Ralph Talbot engages MTB G-846 at 10,000 yards
    DD Mugford engages MTB G-848 at 10,000 yards
    DD Blue engages MTB G-846 at 10,000 yards
    Range increases to 11,000 yards
    DD Blue engages MTB G-846 at 11,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-848 at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 9,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-846 at 9,000 yards
    Range increases to 10,000 yards
    BB South Dakota engages MTB G-846 at 10,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-844 at 10,000 yards
    MTB G-848 sunk by DD Ralph Talbot at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 8,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-846 at 8,000 yards
    DD Mugford engages MTB G-846 at 8,000 yards
    MTB G-846 sunk by DD Blue at 8,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-844 at 8,000 yards
    Range increases to 11,000 yards
    DD Henley engages MTB G-844 at 11,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 11,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    CL Agano, Shell hits 2, on fire
    DD Yukikaze, Shell hits 11, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    BB Richelieu, Shell hits 1
    DD Wadsworth
    DD Wickes
    DD Bailey
    DD Bancroft
    DD Hobby
    DD Doyle
    DD Queensborough


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 28,000 yards...
    Range closes to 26,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese radar detects Allied task force at 24,000 yards
    Range closes to 22,000 yards...
    Range closes to 20,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 16,000 yards...
    Range closes to 14,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 11,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 11,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 11,000 yards
    BB Richelieu engages DD Yukikaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Bancroft engages DD Yukikaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Wickes engages DD Yukikaze at 11,000 yards
    BB Richelieu engages DD Yukikaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Queensborough engages DD Yukikaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Doyle engages DD Yukikaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Hobby engages DD Yukikaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze engages DD Bancroft at 11,000 yards
    DD Bailey engages DD Yukikaze at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 8,000 yards
    BB Richelieu engages CL Agano at 8,000 yards
    DD Bancroft engages DD Yukikaze at 8,000 yards
    DD Doyle engages DD Yukikaze at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 5,000 yards
    BB Richelieu engages CL Agano at 5,000 yards
    DD Yukikaze sunk by DD Queensborough at 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    BB Richelieu engages CL Agano at 2,000 yards
    Japanese Task Force Manages to Escape
    Task forces break off...


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    Night Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 5,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    AMc Ryuto Maru, Shell hits 12, and is sunk
    AMc Fukuei Maru, Shell hits 3, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    BB Richelieu
    DD Wadsworth
    DD Wickes
    DD Bailey
    DD Bancroft
    DD Hobby
    DD Doyle
    DD Queensborough


    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions and 39% moonlight: 3,000 yards
    Range closes to 28,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
    Range closes to 26,000 yards...
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 22,000 yards...
    Range closes to 20,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 16,000 yards...
    Range closes to 14,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    Range closes to 11,000 yards...
    Range closes to 10,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 9,000 yards...
    Range closes to 8,000 yards...
    Range closes to 7,000 yards...
    Range closes to 6,000 yards...
    Range closes to 5,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 5,000 yards
    AMc Fukuei Maru sunk by BB Richelieu at 5,000 yards
    Range closes to 4,000 yards
    Range closes to 2,000 yards
    AMc Ryuto Maru sunk by BB Richelieu at 2,000 yards
    Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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    Sub attack near Dili at 71,115

    Japanese Ships
    SSX Ha-56, hits 8, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DD Stevens

    SSX Ha-56 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Stevens
    Ha-56 bottoming out ....
    DD Stevens fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Stevens fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Stevens attacking submerged sub ....
    Underwater explosion, debris and oil appear on surface!
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Sub attack near Dili at 71,115

    Japanese Ships
    SSX Ha-57, hits 10, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DD Queensborough
    BB Richelieu
    DD Wadsworth
    DD Doyle

    SSX Ha-57 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Queensborough
    Ha-57 bottoming out ....
    DD Queensborough fails to find sub and abandons search
    DD Doyle attacking submerged sub ....
    Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Sub attack near Damar at 75,116

    Japanese Ships
    SS I-32

    Allied Ships
    CM Bungaree, Torpedo hits 2, heavy damage

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

    SS I-32 launches 6 torpedoes
    I-32 diving deep ....
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    ASW attack near Damar at 74,115

    Japanese Ships
    SSX Ha-54, hits 10, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DE Seid
    SC-634
    SC-633
    AM Effective
    AM Competent
    AM Prevail
    AM Inverell
    AKA Algol
    LSD Carter Hall
    AP Gen. R.L.Howze
    AK Aludra
    AK Bootes
    AK Adhara
    AK De Grasse
    AK Rotanin
    AK Murzim
    AK Celeno
    xAK Florence D.
    xAK Knoxville City
    xAK Challenger
    xAK Trento
    xAK American
    DE Wileman
    DE Harold C. Thomas
    DE Stadtfeld, on fire

    SSX Ha-54 launches 2 torpedoes at DE Seid
    DE Wileman fails to find sub and abandons search
    DE Harold C. Thomas attacking submerged sub ....
    DE Harold C. Thomas is out of ASW ammo
    DE Stadtfeld fails to find sub and abandons search
    DE Seid attacking submerged sub ....
    Sounds of submarine breaking up detected!
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Sub attack near Ponape at 119,113

    Japanese Ships
    ACM Ma 4

    Allied Ships
    SS Burrfish

    Captain of SS Burrfish elects not to launch torpedoes at this target
    Burrfish bottoming out ....
    ACM Ma 4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    ACM Ma 4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    ACM Ma 4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    ACM Ma 4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    ACM Ma 4 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    ASW attack near Dili at 71,115

    Japanese Ships
    SSX Ha-58, hits 9, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DD Abner Read
    DD John Rodgers

    SSX Ha-58 launches 2 torpedoes at DD Abner Read
    DD John Rodgers attacking submerged sub ....
    Debris floats to surface in area of attack!
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    ASW attack near Ponape at 119,113

    Japanese Ships
    E Chiburi

    Allied Ships
    SS Bang, hits 24, heavy damage

    SS Bang is located by E Chiburi
    Bang bottoming out ....
    E Chiburi fails to find sub, continues to search...
    E Chiburi fails to find sub, continues to search...
    E Chiburi fails to find sub, continues to search...
    E Chiburi fails to find sub, continues to search...
    E Chiburi attacking submerged sub ....
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Night Naval bombardment of Dili at 71,115

    Japanese aircraft
    no flights

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 8 damaged
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
    D4Y4 Judy: 2 damaged
    D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-84r Frank: 8 damaged
    Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground

    Allied Ships
    DD Aylwin

    Airbase hits 3
    Airbase supply hits 1
    Runway hits 8

    DD Aylwin firing at Dili


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    Night Naval bombardment of Dili at 71,115

    Japanese aircraft
    no flights

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-84r Frank: 5 damaged
    Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
    A6M8 Zero: 3 damaged
    J2M3 Jack: 1 damaged
    Ki-46-III Dinah: 7 damaged
    Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
    N1K5-J George: 5 damaged
    N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

    Allied Ships
    DD John Rodgers
    DD Abner Read

    Airbase hits 1
    Airbase supply hits 1
    Runway hits 10

    DD John Rodgers firing at Dili
    DD Abner Read firing at Dili


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    Night Naval bombardment of Dili at 71,115

    Japanese aircraft
    no flights

    Japanese aircraft losses
    D4Y4 Judy: 8 damaged
    D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed on ground
    A6M5 Zero: 7 damaged
    A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-84r Frank: 1 damaged
    Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground
    A6M8 Zero: 4 damaged
    A6M8 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 5 damaged
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 2 destroyed on ground
    N1K5-J George: 4 damaged
    N1K5-J George: 1 destroyed on ground

    Allied Ships
    DD Stevens
    DD Stembel

    Airbase hits 8
    Airbase supply hits 1
    Runway hits 11

    DD Stevens firing at Dili
    DD Stembel firing at Dili


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    Night Naval bombardment of Dili at 71,115

    Japanese aircraft
    no flights

    Japanese aircraft losses
    N1K5-J George: 9 damaged
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 11 damaged
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 5 destroyed on ground
    A6M8 Zero: 2 damaged
    A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
    D4Y4 Judy: 6 damaged
    D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-46-III Dinah: 2 damaged
    Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
    J2M3 Jack: 7 damaged
    J2M3 Jack: 1 destroyed on ground
    A6M5 Zero: 4 damaged
    A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-84r Frank: 9 damaged
    Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

    Allied Ships
    DD Bradford
    DD Bell
    DD Beale
    DD Charles Ausburne

    Airbase hits 15
    Runway hits 9

    DD Bradford firing at Dili
    DD Bell firing at Dili
    DD Beale firing at Dili
    DD Charles Ausburne firing at Dili


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    Night Naval bombardment of Shortlands at 109,131

    Allied Ships
    BB Oklahoma
    BB Nevada
    BB West Virginia
    BB Colorado
    BB Maryland
    DD Walker
    DD The Sullivans
    DD Terry
    DD Strong
    DD Renshaw
    DD Stephen Potter
    DD Picking

    Japanese ground losses:
    189 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Non Combat: 8 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

    Runway hits 6
    Port hits 3

    OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Oklahoma
    BB Oklahoma firing at 110th Division
    BB Nevada firing at 110th Division
    BB West Virginia firing at 110th Division
    OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB Colorado
    BB Colorado firing at Shortlands
    BB Maryland firing at 110th Division
    DD Walker firing at 110th Division
    DD The Sullivans firing at 110th Division
    DD Terry firing at 110th Division
    DD Strong firing at 110th Division
    DD Renshaw firing at Shortlands
    DD Stephen Potter firing at 110th Division
    DD Picking firing at 110th Division


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    Night Naval bombardment of Lautem at 72,115

    Allied Ships
    DMS Hambleton

    Airbase supply hits 1
    Port hits 1

    DMS Hambleton firing at Lautem


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    Night Naval bombardment of Lautem at 72,115

    Allied Ships
    DMS Forrest

    DMS Forrest firing at 69th Division


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    Night Naval bombardment of Dili at 71,115

    Japanese aircraft
    no flights

    Japanese aircraft losses
    J2M3 Jack: 5 damaged
    J2M3 Jack: 2 destroyed on ground
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 8 damaged
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 3 destroyed on ground
    N1K5-J George: 16 damaged
    N1K5-J George: 4 destroyed on ground
    A6M8 Zero: 17 damaged
    A6M8 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
    D4Y4 Judy: 8 damaged
    D4Y4 Judy: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-45 KAIa Nick: 1 destroyed on ground
    A6M5 Zero: 6 damaged
    A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
    Ki-84r Frank: 14 damaged
    Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed on ground

    Allied Ships
    BB South Dakota
    DD Patterson
    DD Henley
    DD Ralph Talbot
    DD Mugford
    DD Blue

    Japanese ground losses:
    207 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 9 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)
    Vehicles lost 4 (2 destroyed, 2 disabled)

    Airbase hits 5
    Runway hits 23

    OS2U-3 Kingfisher acting as spotter for BB South Dakota
    BB South Dakota firing at Dili
    DD Patterson firing at 3rd Tank/C Division
    DD Henley firing at Dili
    DD Ralph Talbot firing at Dili
    DD Mugford firing at 42nd/C Division
    DD Blue firing at Dili


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    Night Naval bombardment of Shortlands at 109,131 - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

    1 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

    Allied Ships
    BB Pennsylvania
    BB Arizona
    CL Adelaide
    CLAA Prince Robert
    DD Kane
    DD Parrott
    DD Litchfield
    DD Fox
    DD Bulmer
    DD Alden

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

    Runway hits 2

    BB Pennsylvania firing at 110th Division
    BB Arizona firing at 110th Division
    CL Adelaide firing at Shortlands
    CLAA Prince Robert firing at 4th Base Force
    4th Base Force firing at CLAA Prince Robert
    DD Kane firing at Shortlands
    DD Parrott firing at 110th Division
    DD Litchfield firing at 110th Division
    DD Fox firing at Shortlands
    DD Bulmer firing at Shortlands
    DD Alden firing at Shortlands


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    Night Naval bombardment of Dili at 71,115

    Japanese aircraft
    no flights

    Japanese aircraft losses
    J2M3 Jack: 17 damaged
    J2M3 Jack: 4 destroyed on ground
    D4Y4 Judy: 11 damaged
    D4Y4 Judy: 2 destroyed on ground
    N1K5-J George: 16 damaged
    N1K5-J George: 2 destroyed on ground
    Ki-46-III Dinah: 10 damaged
    Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 47 damaged
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 4 destroyed on ground
    Ki-84r Frank: 22 damaged
    Ki-84r Frank: 3 destroyed on ground
    A6M5 Zero: 16 damaged
    A6M5 Zero: 2 destroyed on ground
    A6M8 Zero: 22 damaged
    A6M8 Zero: 5 destroyed on ground

    Allied Ships
    BB Richelieu
    DD Queensborough
    DD Doyle
    DD Hobby
    DD Bancroft
    DD Bailey
    DD Wickes
    DD Wadsworth

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

    Airbase hits 17
    Airbase supply hits 4
    Runway hits 34

    BB Richelieu firing at Dili
    DD Queensborough firing at Dili
    DD Doyle firing at Dili
    DD Hobby firing at Dili
    DD Bancroft firing at Dili
    DD Bailey firing at Dili
    DD Wickes firing at Dili
    DD Wadsworth firing at Dili


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    Night Naval bombardment of Shortlands at 109,131

    Allied Ships
    CA Suffolk
    CA Canberra
    CA Australia
    CA Shropshire
    CA Boston
    DD Quiberon
    DD Stanly
    DD Sproston
    DD Spence
    DD Sigourney
    DD Schroeder
    DD Saufley
    DD Murray
    DD Mullany
    DD John Henley
    DD Heermann
    DD Healy
    DD Hazelwood
    DD Hall
    DD Hale
    DD Haggard

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

    Airbase hits 1
    Runway hits 5

    CA Suffolk firing at 4th Base Force
    CA Canberra firing at Shortlands
    CA Australia firing at 110th Division
    CA Shropshire firing at 110th Division
    CA Boston firing at 110th Division
    DD Quiberon firing at Shortlands
    DD Stanly firing at 110th Division
    DD Sproston firing at 110th Division
    DD Spence firing at Shortlands
    DD Sigourney firing at Shortlands
    DD Schroeder firing at Shortlands
    DD Saufley firing at 110th Division
    DD Murray firing at Shortlands
    DD Mullany firing at 110th Division
    DD John Henley firing at Shortlands
    DD Heermann firing at Shortlands
    DD Healy firing at 110th Division
    DD Hazelwood firing at 110th Division
    DD Hall firing at Shortlands
    DD Hale firing at 110th Division
    DD Haggard firing at Shortlands


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    Pre-Invasion action off Lautem (72,115) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

    268 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

    Allied Ships
    DD Rotherham
    DD Quality
    DD Quadrant
    DD Quickmatch
    DD Lamson
    PG Charleston, Shell hits 1
    PG Isabel
    LCI(G)-80
    LCI(G)-79
    LCI(G)-77
    LCI-70
    LCI-69
    LCI-67
    LCI-66
    LCI-65
    LCI-64
    LCI-61
    APA Highlands

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

    Allied ground losses:
    168 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    DD Rotherham firing at 12th Base Force
    12th Base Force firing at DD Rotherham
    DD Quality firing at 12th Base Force
    DD Quadrant firing at 69th Division
    DD Quickmatch firing at 69th Division
    DD Lamson firing at 69th Division
    PG Charleston firing at 12th Base Force
    12th Base Force firing at PG Charleston
    PG Isabel fired at enemy troops
    LCI(G)-80 fired at enemy troops
    LCI(G)-79 fired at enemy troops
    LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
    DD Quality 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 2,000 yards


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    Amphibious Assault at Lautem (72,115)

    TF 352 troops unloading over beach at Lautem, 72,115

    Allied ground losses:
    638 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 118 disabled
    Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 158 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 81 (0 destroyed, 81 disabled)
    Vehicles lost 124 (1 destroyed, 123 disabled)

    15 Support troops lost from landing craft during unload of 3rd Marine Div /7
    Motorized Support damaged beyond repair during unload of 4th Marine Div /3
    15 Support troops accidentally lost during unload of 4th Marine Div


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    Invasion Support action off Lautem (72,115) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

    149 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

    Allied Ships
    DD Rotherham
    DD Quality, Shell hits 2
    DD Quadrant
    PG Charleston
    PG Isabel
    LCI(G)-80
    LCI(G)-79
    LCI(G)-77
    LCI-70
    LCI-69
    LCI-67
    LCI-66
    LCI-65
    LCI-64
    LCI-61
    APA Highlands

    Allied ground losses:
    154 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    DD Quality firing at 12th Base Force
    12th Base Force firing at DD Quality
    PG Charleston fired at enemy troops
    PG Isabel fired at enemy troops
    LCI(G)-80 fired at enemy troops
    LCI(G)-79 fired at enemy troops
    LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-61 fired at enemy troops
    Defensive Guns fire at approaching troops in landing craft at 2,000 yards


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    TF 207 encounters mine field at Saumlaki (78,117)

    Allied Ships
    YMS-245

    9 mines cleared


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    TF 365 encounters mine field at Lautem (72,115) - Coastal Guns Fire Back!

    47 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

    Allied Ships
    DMS Boggs, Shell hits 13, heavy fires, heavy damage
    DMS Trevor, Shell hits 16, heavy fires, heavy damage

    12th Base Force firing at DMS Boggs
    12th Base Force firing at DMS Trevor
    DMS Boggs firing at 12th Base Force
    12th Base Force firing at DMS Boggs
    12th Base Force firing at DMS Trevor
    12th Base Force firing at DMS Boggs
    12th Base Force firing at DMS Trevor
    12th Base Force firing at DMS Trevor
    28 mines cleared


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 20,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Akizuki
    DD Akigumo, Shell hits 1
    DD Kazegumo

    Allied Ships
    DD Chew, Shell hits 3
    DD Schley, Shell hits 2, heavy fires
    DD Ward, Shell hits 2, on fire
    DD Talbot, Shell hits 1

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
    Range closes to 28,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 28,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 28,000 yards
    Range closes to 26,000 yards...
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 22,000 yards...
    Range closes to 20,000 yards...
    DD Akizuki engages DD Talbot at 20,000 yards
    Range closes to 19,000 yards
    DD Chew engages DD Akigumo at 19,000 yards
    Range closes to 16,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DD Ward at 16,000 yards
    DD Ward engages DD Kazegumo at 16,000 yards
    DD Schley engages DD Akizuki at 16,000 yards
    DD Chew engages DD Akigumo at 16,000 yards
    Range closes to 14,000 yards
    DD Schley engages DD Kazegumo at 14,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DD Ward at 14,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DD Schley at 14,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DD Chew at 14,000 yards
    Range closes to 10,000 yards
    DD Talbot engages DD Kazegumo at 10,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DD Ward at 10,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DD Schley at 10,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DD Chew at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 8,000 yards
    DD Chew engages DD Akigumo at 8,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DD Schley at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 6,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DD Talbot at 6,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DD Schley at 6,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DD Chew at 6,000 yards
    Range increases to 7,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DD Schley at 7,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DD Ward at 7,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DD Chew at 7,000 yards
    Range increases to 13,000 yards
    DD Akigumo engages DD Talbot at 13,000 yards
    DD Ward engages DD Akigumo at 13,000 yards
    DD Kazegumo engages DD Schley at 13,000 yards
    DD Chew engages DD Kazegumo at 13,000 yards
    Range increases to 19,000 yards
    DD Akizuki engages DD Chew at 19,000 yards
    Range increases to 26,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 28,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Yunagi, heavy fires, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DD Chew
    DD Schley, heavy fires
    DD Ward, on fire
    DD Talbot

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 26,000 yards
    Range closes to 26,000 yards...
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
    Japanese TF attempts to evade combat
    Range increases to 25,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 25,000 yards
    Range increases to 26,000 yards...
    Range increases to 27,000 yards...
    Range increases to 28,000 yards...
    Range increases to 28,000 yards...
    Japanese Escort TF evades combat


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 16,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Yunagi, Shell hits 8, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    DD Chew
    DD Schley, heavy fires
    DD Ward, on fire
    DD Talbot

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 27,000 yards
    Range closes to 28,000 yards...
    Range closes to 26,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 22,000 yards...
    Range closes to 20,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 16,000 yards...
    McFall, E. crosses the 'T'
    DD Talbot engages DD Yunagi at 16,000 yards
    DD Ward engages DD Yunagi at 16,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages DD Chew at 16,000 yards
    Range closes to 15,000 yards
    Range closes to 13,000 yards
    DD Talbot engages DD Yunagi at 13,000 yards
    DD Chew engages DD Yunagi at 13,000 yards
    Range closes to 11,000 yards
    DD Talbot engages DD Yunagi at 11,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages DD Ward at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 8,000 yards
    DD Talbot collides with DD Schley at 71 , 115
    DD Talbot engages DD Yunagi at 8,000 yards
    Range closes to 7,000 yards
    DD Yunagi engages DD Ward at 7,000 yards
    Range increases to 10,000 yards
    DD Ward engages DD Yunagi at 10,000 yards
    Range increases to 14,000 yards
    Range increases to 17,000 yards
    Range increases to 19,000 yards
    Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Wetar Island at 72,114, Range 18,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Hatsuyuki, Shell hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    CLAA Juneau, Shell hits 2
    DD Abner Read
    DD John Rodgers

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
    Range closes to 26,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 26,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 26,000 yards
    Range closes to 22,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Whiting, F. crosses the 'T'
    Range closes to 16,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD John Rodgers at 16,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 16,000 yards
    Range closes to 14,000 yards
    Range closes to 10,000 yards
    CLAA Juneau engages DD Hatsuyuki at 10,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD John Rodgers at 10,000 yards
    DD Abner Read engages DD Hatsuyuki at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 7,000 yards
    CLAA Juneau engages DD Hatsuyuki at 7,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD John Rodgers at 7,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 7,000 yards
    Kamiura, Junnari orders Japanese TF to disengage
    Range increases to 9,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 9,000 yards
    DD Hatsuyuki engages DD Abner Read at 9,000 yards
    Range increases to 17,000 yards
    CLAA Juneau engages DD Hatsuyuki at 17,000 yards
    DD John Rodgers engages DD Hatsuyuki at 17,000 yards
    Range increases to 25,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 12,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    MTB G-844

    Allied Ships
    DD Charles Ausburne
    DD Beale
    DD Bell
    DD Bradford

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 21,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 12,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 12,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 12,000 yards
    Leeson, RA crosses the 'T'
    DD Bradford engages MTB G-844 at 12,000 yards
    Range closes to 6,000 yards
    Range increases to 8,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages MTB G-844 at 8,000 yards
    Range increases to 10,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages MTB G-844 at 10,000 yards
    DD Beale engages MTB G-844 at 10,000 yards
    DD Charles Ausburne engages MTB G-844 at 10,000 yards
    Range increases to 13,000 yards
    DD Beale engages MTB G-844 at 13,000 yards
    DD Bell engages MTB G-844 at 13,000 yards
    DD Charles Ausburne engages MTB G-844 at 13,000 yards
    Range increases to 17,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages MTB G-844 at 17,000 yards
    DD Bell engages MTB G-844 at 17,000 yards
    DD Beale engages MTB G-844 at 17,000 yards
    DD Charles Ausburne engages MTB G-844 at 17,000 yards
    Range increases to 18,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages MTB G-844 at 18,000 yards
    DD Bell engages MTB G-844 at 18,000 yards
    DD Beale engages MTB G-844 at 18,000 yards
    DD Charles Ausburne engages MTB G-844 at 18,000 yards
    Range increases to 22,000 yards
    Range increases to 26,000 yards
    Range increases to 27,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 18,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    E Asagao, Shell hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    DD Charles Ausburne
    DD Beale
    DD Bell
    DD Bradford

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Range closes to 14,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages E Asagao at 14,000 yards
    DD Bell engages E Asagao at 14,000 yards
    DD Beale engages E Asagao at 14,000 yards
    DD Charles Ausburne engages E Asagao at 14,000 yards
    Range closes to 11,000 yards
    DD Charles Ausburne engages E Asagao at 11,000 yards
    DD Bell engages E Asagao at 11,000 yards
    DD Beale engages E Asagao at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 9,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages E Asagao at 9,000 yards
    DD Bell engages E Asagao at 9,000 yards
    Komura, G. orders Japanese TF to disengage
    Range closes to 7,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages E Asagao at 7,000 yards
    DD Bell engages E Asagao at 7,000 yards
    Range increases to 9,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages E Asagao at 9,000 yards
    DD Beale engages E Asagao at 9,000 yards
    DD Charles Ausburne engages E Asagao at 9,000 yards
    Range increases to 13,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages E Asagao at 13,000 yards
    DD Bell engages E Asagao at 13,000 yards
    DD Beale engages E Asagao at 13,000 yards
    Leeson, RA orders Allied TF to disengage
    Range increases to 17,000 yards
    DD Bradford engages E Asagao at 17,000 yards
    Range increases to 23,000 yards
    Task forces break off...


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 28,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    MTB G-847
    MTB G-871
    MTB G-872
    MTB G-873
    MTB G-874

    Allied Ships
    DD Chew
    DD Schley, heavy fires
    DD Ward, on fire
    DD Talbot

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 22,000 yards
    Range increases to 28,000 yards...
    Both Task Forces evade combat


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Wetar Island at 72,114, Range 18,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Isokaze, Shell hits 39, and is sunk

    Allied Ships
    DD Young
    DD Laffey
    DD McCalla
    DD Barton

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
    Range closes to 24,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 24,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 24,000 yards
    Range closes to 18,000 yards...
    Bass, O.R. crosses the 'T'
    DD Isokaze engages DD Young at 18,000 yards
    Range closes to 11,000 yards
    DD Barton engages DD Isokaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD McCalla at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 9,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Barton at 9,000 yards
    DD Laffey engages DD Isokaze at 9,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Young at 9,000 yards
    Range closes to 8,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Barton at 8,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD McCalla at 8,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Young at 8,000 yards
    Range increases to 11,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Young at 11,000 yards
    DD McCalla engages DD Isokaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Isokaze at 11,000 yards
    Yatsushiro, Sukeyo orders Japanese TF to disengage
    Range increases to 14,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Barton at 14,000 yards
    Range increases to 17,000 yards
    DD Barton engages DD Isokaze at 17,000 yards
    DD McCalla engages DD Isokaze at 17,000 yards
    Range increases to 19,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Barton at 19,000 yards
    Range increases to 20,000 yards
    Range closes to 18,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Young at 18,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Laffey at 18,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Isokaze at 18,000 yards
    Range closes to 17,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Isokaze at 17,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Isokaze at 17,000 yards
    Range closes to 13,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Barton at 13,000 yards
    DD McCalla engages DD Isokaze at 13,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Isokaze at 13,000 yards
    Range closes to 10,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Laffey at 10,000 yards
    Range closes to 8,000 yards
    DD Laffey engages DD Isokaze at 8,000 yards
    DD McCalla engages DD Isokaze at 8,000 yards
    DD Laffey engages DD Isokaze at 8,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Isokaze at 8,000 yards
    Range increases to 9,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD Laffey at 9,000 yards
    DD McCalla engages DD Isokaze at 9,000 yards
    Range increases to 11,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Isokaze at 11,000 yards
    DD McCalla engages DD Isokaze at 11,000 yards
    DD Young engages DD Isokaze at 11,000 yards
    Range closes to 7,000 yards
    DD Barton engages DD Isokaze at 7,000 yards
    DD Isokaze engages DD McCalla at 7,000 yards
    Combat ends with last Japanese ship sunk...


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Wetar Island at 72,114, Range 30,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Akizuki
    DD Akigumo
    DD Kazegumo

    Allied Ships
    BB South Dakota
    DD Blue
    DD Mugford
    DD Ralph Talbot
    DD Henley
    DD Patterson

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
    Range closes to 29,000 yards...
    CONTACT: Allies radar detects Japanese task force at 29,000 yards
    Allied TF attempts to evade combat
    Range increases to 30,000 yards...
    Both Task Forces evade combat


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,114, Range 30,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    DD Akizuki
    DD Akigumo
    DD Kazegumo

    Allied Ships
    DD Tingey

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 28,000 yards
    Range increases to 30,000 yards...
    Both Task Forces evade combat


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    ASW attack near Dili at 71,115

    Japanese Ships
    SSX Ha-31

    Allied Ships
    PT-126
    PT-123
    PT-117
    PT-114

    SSX Ha-31 is sighted by escort
    Ha-31 bottoming out ....
    Sub escapes detection


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 4,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    MTB G-847
    MTB G-871
    MTB G-872
    MTB G-873
    MTB G-874

    Allied Ships
    PT-113
    PT-114
    PT-115
    PT-116
    PT-117
    PT-118
    PT-120
    PT-121
    PT-122
    PT-123
    PT-126
    PT-127

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 5,000 yards
    CONTACT: Japanese lookouts spot Allied task force at 4,000 yards
    CONTACT: Allied lookouts spot Japanese task force at 4,000 yards
    Pearo, C.N. gains tactical advantage
    Allied PT Boat TF evades combat


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    Day Time Surface Combat, near Dili at 71,115, Range 28,000 Yards

    Japanese Ships
    MTB G-847
    MTB G-871
    MTB G-872
    MTB G-873
    MTB G-874

    Allied Ships
    DD Chew
    DD Schley, heavy fires
    DD Ward, on fire
    DD Talbot

    Maximum visibility in Partly Cloudy Conditions: 19,000 yards
    Range closes to 27,000 yards...
    Range increases to 28,000 yards...
    Both Task Forces evade combat


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    Sub attack near Manokwari at 88,104

    Japanese Ships
    DD Takanami
    DD Ariake

    Allied Ships
    SS Aspro, hits 4, heavy damage

    SS Aspro launches 4 torpedoes at DD Takanami
    Aspro diving deep ....
    DD Ariake attacking submerged sub ....
    DD Ariake attacking submerged sub ....
    DD Ariake fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Ariake fails to find sub, continues to search...
    DD Ariake fails to find sub, continues to search...
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Sub attack near Dili at 71,114

    Japanese Ships
    DD Hatsuyuki, Torpedo hits 1, heavy fires, heavy damage

    Allied Ships
    SS Surf

    SS Surf launches 6 torpedoes


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    Sub attack near Ponape at 119,113

    Japanese Ships
    AMc Yahada Maru, Torpedo hits 1, heavy damage
    AMc Choun Maru #8

    Allied Ships
    SS Burrfish

    SS Burrfish launches 6 torpedoes at AMc Yahada Maru
    Burrfish bottoming out ....
    AMc Choun Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    AMc Choun Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    AMc Choun Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    AMc Choun Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    AMc Choun Maru #8 fails to find sub, continues to search...
    Escort abandons search for sub


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    Morning Air attack on Taberfane , at 82,117

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 30,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A6M8 Zero x 27

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    27 x A6M8 Zero sweeping at 30000 feet *



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    Morning Air attack on Taberfane , at 82,117

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-84r Frank x 44

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    44 x Ki-84r Frank sweeping at 30000 feet *



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    Morning Air attack on Taberfane , at 82,117

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A6M8 Zero x 6

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x A6M8 Zero sweeping at 30000 feet *



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    Morning Air attack on 1st Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 114,138 (Lunga)

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid detected at 35 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    F4F-4 Wildcat x 9

    Allied aircraft losses
    F4F-4 Wildcat: 4 damaged

    Aircraft Attacking:
    9 x F4F-4 Wildcat bombing from 15000 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 1st Ind.Mixed Brigade, at 114,138 (Lunga)

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid detected at 26 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    F4F-4 Wildcat x 17

    Allied aircraft losses
    F4F-4 Wildcat: 11 damaged

    Aircraft Attacking:
    9 x F4F-4 Wildcat bombing from 15000 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb
    8 x F4F-4 Wildcat bombing from 15000 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 1st Air Army /3 ...
    Also attacking 1st Ind.Mixed Brigade ...
    Also attacking 1st Air Army /3 ...


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    Morning Air attack on Taberfane , at 82,117

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 35,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-84r Frank x 5

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    5 x Ki-84r Frank sweeping at 30000 feet *



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    Morning Air attack on Babar , at 76,117

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-49-IIa Helen x 34

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-49-IIa Helen: 4 damaged

    Allied Ships
    PT-62, Bomb hits 1, and is sunk

    Allied ground losses:
    28 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled

    Port hits 13
    Port supply hits 7

    Aircraft Attacking:
    34 x Ki-49-IIa Helen bombing from 8000 feet
    Port Attack: 4 x 250 kg GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on Babar , at 76,117

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 23

    No Japanese losses

    Port hits 11
    Port supply hits 2

    Aircraft Attacking:
    23 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 7000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 250 kg SAP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on Taberfane , at 82,117

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 54

    No Japanese losses

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

    Airbase hits 28
    Airbase supply hits 13
    Runway hits 47

    Aircraft Attacking:
    32 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 8000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb
    22 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 8000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on Taberfane , at 82,117

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy x 27

    No Japanese losses

    Airbase hits 8
    Airbase supply hits 3
    Runway hits 18

    Aircraft Attacking:
    27 x Ki-67-Ia (T) Peggy bombing from 8000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 4th Base Force, at 109,131 (Shortlands)

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid detected at 76 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 30 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    B-24D1 Liberator x 3
    B-24J Liberator x 10
    PV-1 Ventura x 10

    Allied aircraft losses
    B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged
    PV-1 Ventura: 4 damaged

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    10 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    3 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 110th Division ...
    Also attacking 4th Base Force ...


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    Morning Air attack on Talasea , at 103,125

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid detected at 70 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 28 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    PV-1 Ventura x 6

    Allied aircraft losses
    PV-1 Ventura: 4 damaged

    Airbase hits 2
    Airbase supply hits 1
    Runway hits 1

    Aircraft Attacking:
    3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 13000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    3 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 13000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on Talasea , at 103,125

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid detected at 68 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    PV-1 Ventura x 5

    Allied aircraft losses
    PV-1 Ventura: 2 damaged
    PV-1 Ventura: 1 destroyed by flak

    Aircraft Attacking:
    4 x PV-1 Ventura bombing from 13000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on Tabiteuea , at 137,134

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 15 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    B-17D Fortress x 5

    No Allied losses

    Port hits 1

    Aircraft Attacking:
    3 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 12000 feet *
    Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    2 x B-17D Fortress bombing from 12000 feet *
    Port Attack: 4 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 110th Division, at 109,131 (Shortlands)

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid detected at 41 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    B-24D Liberator x 6
    B-24D1 Liberator x 22
    B-24J Liberator x 8

    Allied aircraft losses
    B-24D Liberator: 2 damaged
    B-24D1 Liberator: 7 damaged
    B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    6 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    9 x B-24D1 Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    4 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 4th Base Force ...


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    Morning Air attack on Yokosuka 4th SNLF, at 114,138 (Lunga)

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    B-24D Liberator x 3

    No Allied losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    3 x B-24D Liberator bombing from 3000 feet
    Ground Attack: 10 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid detected at 56 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 24 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 41
    Ki-84r Frank x 40

    Allied aircraft
    F6F-3 Hellcat x 50
    SB2C-3 Helldiver x 17

    No Japanese losses

    Allied aircraft losses
    F6F-3 Hellcat: 9 destroyed
    SB2C-3 Helldiver: 10 destroyed

    Japanese Ships
    CA Tone

    Aircraft Attacking:
    1 x SB2C-3 Helldiver releasing from 4000'
    Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

    CAP engaged:
    1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 28 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
    Group patrol altitude is 4000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 26 minutes
    12 planes vectored on to bombers
    248th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 27 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    13 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
    Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes
    12 planes vectored on to bombers



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    Morning Air attack on TF, near Dili at 70,115

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    TBM-1C Avenger x 15

    No Allied losses

    Japanese Ships
    DD Akizuki

    Aircraft Attacking:
    15 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Naval Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on TF, near Maumere at 66,113

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-43-IV Oscar x 14

    Allied aircraft
    F6F-3 Hellcat x 20
    SB2C-1C Helldiver x 14

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed

    Allied aircraft losses
    F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed
    SB2C-1C Helldiver: 3 destroyed, 6 damaged

    Japanese Ships
    xAK Shikano Maru
    xAK Chowa Maru, Bomb hits 1, on fire

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 2000'
    Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
    4 x SB2C-1C Helldiver releasing from 4000'
    Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

    CAP engaged:
    204th Sentai/C with Ki-43-IV Oscar (4 airborne, 10 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    4 plane(s) intercepting now.
    Group patrol altitude is 5000
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes

    Heavy smoke from fires obscuring xAK Chowa Maru


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    Afternoon Air attack on Buka , at 109,128

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid detected at 28 NM, estimated altitude 33,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-43-IV Oscar x 36

    Allied aircraft
    P-40K Warhawk x 18
    P-40N5 Warhawk x 11
    F6F-3 Hellcat x 24

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 6 destroyed

    Allied aircraft losses
    P-40K Warhawk: 2 destroyed
    F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed

    Aircraft Attacking:
    18 x Ki-43-IV Oscar sweeping at 30000 feet *

    CAP engaged:
    VRF-5F with F6F-3 Hellcat (0 airborne, 16 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
    Group patrol altitude is 33000 , scrambling fighters between 28000 and 33000.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes
    23rd FG/74th FS with P-40K Warhawk (0 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    6 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
    Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 15000 and 29000.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
    18th FG/78th FS with P-40N5 Warhawk (0 airborne, 8 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 15000 and 31000.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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    Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid detected at 43 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    P-38J Lightning x 21
    F4U-1A Corsair x 19

    No Allied losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    19 x F4U-1A Corsair sweeping at 31000 feet



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    Afternoon Air attack on 4th Base Force, at 109,131 (Shortlands)

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

    Raid detected at 69 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    SBD-3 Dauntless x 14

    No Allied losses

    Japanese 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 SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
    8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on 4th Base Force, at 109,131 (Shortlands)

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

    Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    SBD-3 Dauntless x 14

    Allied aircraft losses
    SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

    Aircraft Attacking:
    2 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
    8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb
    4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on Long Island , at 100,124

    Weather in hex: Extreme overcast

    Raid detected at 64 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 27 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    Anson I x 4

    Allied aircraft losses
    Anson I: 2 damaged
    Anson I: 1 destroyed by flak

    Aircraft Attacking:
    4 x Anson I bombing from 10000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on Tulagi , at 114,137

    Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

    Raid detected at 59 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 16 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    B-25D1 Mitchell x 5

    Allied aircraft losses
    B-25D1 Mitchell: 2 damaged

    Runway hits 8

    Aircraft Attacking:
    3 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    2 x B-25D1 Mitchell bombing from 10000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 6 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid detected at 38 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    no flights

    Allied aircraft
    B-24J Liberator x 3
    P-38H Lightning x 21
    P-38J Lightning x 21
    F4U-1 Corsair x 8
    F6F-3 Hellcat x 11

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-46-III Dinah: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-43-IV Oscar: 1 destroyed on ground
    A6M5 Zero: 1 destroyed on ground
    Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed on ground

    Allied aircraft losses
    B-24J Liberator: 1 damaged

    Airbase hits 2
    Runway hits 1

    Aircraft Attacking:
    3 x B-24J Liberator bombing from 13000 feet *
    Airfield Attack: 5 x 500 lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid detected at 58 NM, estimated altitude 44,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    P-38H Lightning x 21
    P-38J Lightning x 21
    P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 18
    P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 21

    No Allied losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    18 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet *
    21 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet



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    Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid detected at 60 NM, estimated altitude 42,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 17 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    P-38H Lightning x 21
    P-47D2 Thunderbolt x 9
    P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 18

    No Allied losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    18 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet
    9 x P-47D2 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet *



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    Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid detected at 32 NM, estimated altitude 47,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    P-38H Lightning x 21
    P-38J Lightning x 21
    P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 6

    No Allied losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet



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    Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 43,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 9 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    P-38J Lightning x 21
    P-47D25 Thunderbolt x 12

    No Allied losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    12 x P-47D25 Thunderbolt sweeping at 42000 feet



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    Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Koepang at 68,116

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid detected at 74 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 29 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-44-IIc Tojo x 34
    Ki-84r Frank x 33

    Allied aircraft
    F6F-3 Hellcat x 60
    SBD-3 Dauntless x 15

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-84r Frank: 1 destroyed

    Allied aircraft losses
    F6F-3 Hellcat: 8 destroyed
    F6F-3 Hellcat: 1 destroyed by flak
    SBD-3 Dauntless: 5 destroyed, 1 damaged
    SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

    Japanese Ships
    CA Tone

    Aircraft Attacking:
    8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000'
    Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

    CAP engaged:
    1st Sentai with Ki-44-IIc Tojo (0 airborne, 23 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
    Group patrol altitude is 4000 , scrambling fighters between 4000 and 20000.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 23 minutes
    31st Sentai with Ki-43-IV Oscar (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    48 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
    Group patrol altitude is 100 , scrambling fighters between 0 and 100.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 12 minutes
    248th Sentai with Ki-84r Frank (0 airborne, 22 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    11 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
    Group patrol altitude is 5000 , scrambling fighters between 5000 and 16000.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 25 minutes
    3 planes vectored on to bombers

    Training flight from 31st Sentai has been caught up in attack


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    Afternoon Air attack on Dili , at 71,115

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid detected at 72 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 42 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    Albacore I x 8
    Wildcat V x 6
    P-38J Lightning x 21
    FM-2 Wildcat x 46
    TBF-1 Avenger x 64
    TBM-1C Avenger x 81

    Allied aircraft losses
    TBF-1 Avenger: 12 damaged
    TBM-1C Avenger: 2 damaged

    Japanese Ships
    xAK Hokutai Maru, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
    CL Agano, Bomb hits 11, heavy fires, heavy damage
    xAK Taiko Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
    xAK Kogyoku Maru, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires, heavy damage
    AKE Kizan Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage

    Port hits 7
    Port fuel hits 1
    Port supply hits 1

    Aircraft Attacking:
    8 x Albacore I bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    8 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    6 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    8 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBF-1 Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb
    7 x TBM-1C Avenger bombing from 13000 feet
    Port Attack: 2 x 500 lb GP Bomb

    Massive explosion on xAK Hokutai Maru


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    Afternoon Air attack on Umboi Island , at 100,125

    Weather in hex: Light rain

    Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 32,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A6M8 Zero x 32

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    32 x A6M8 Zero sweeping at 30000 feet



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    Invasion Support action off Lautem (72,115)
    Defensive Guns engage approaching landing force

    13 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

    Allied Ships
    PG Charleston
    PG Isabel
    LCI(G)-80
    LCI(G)-79
    LCI(G)-77
    LCI-70
    LCI-69
    LCI-67
    LCI-66
    LCI-65
    LCI-64
    LCI-61
    APA Highlands

    PG Charleston fired at enemy troops
    PG Isabel fired at enemy troops
    LCI(G)-80 fired at enemy troops
    LCI(G)-79 fired at enemy troops
    LCI(G)-77 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-70 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-69 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-67 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-66 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-65 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-64 fired at enemy troops
    LCI-61 fired at enemy troops


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    Pre-Invasion action off Wetar Island (72,114)

    39 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

    Allied Ships
    DD Quilliam
    APA Storm King
    DD Rapid

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

    DD Quilliam firing at 3rd South Seas Det.
    DD Quilliam 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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    Amphibious Assault at Wetar Island (72,114)

    TF 358 troops unloading over beach at Wetar Island, 72,114

    Allied ground losses:
    320 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 49 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 46 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 22 (0 destroyed, 22 disabled)
    Vehicles lost 30 (0 destroyed, 30 disabled)



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    Pre-Invasion action off Lautem (72,115)

    282 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

    Allied Ships
    xAK American
    DE Wileman
    DE Harold C. Thomas
    SC-634
    SC-633
    AKA Algol

    Allied ground losses:
    182 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    12cm 10YT DP Gun Battery engaging xAK American at 15,000 yards
    DE Harold C. Thomas firing to suppress enemy battery at 15,000 yards
    SC-634 fired at enemy troops
    SC-633 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 2,000 yards


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    Amphibious Assault at Lautem (72,115)

    TF 435 troops unloading over beach at Lautem, 72,115

    Allied ground losses:
    13 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    15 Support troops lost overboard during unload of 2nd Australian Div /26


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    Ground combat at Lautem (72,115)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 21503 troops, 155 guns, 55 vehicles, Assault Value = 778

    Defending force 44356 troops, 568 guns, 646 vehicles, Assault Value = 1202

    Japanese ground losses:
    162 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 11 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Guns lost 6 (4 destroyed, 2 disabled)

    Allied ground losses:
    59 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    3rd Tank Regiment
    1st/A Division
    69th Division
    1st/C Division
    12th Base Force
    26th Special Base Force
    9th Ind.Hvy.Art. Battalion
    165th JAAF AF Bn

    Defending units:
    3rd Marine Division
    4th Marine Division
    637th Tank Destroyer Battalion
    640th Tank Destroyer Battalion
    192nd Tank Battalion
    2nd Australian Division
    I Australian Corps
    2nd RAA Jungle Regiment


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    Ground combat at Wetar Island (72,114)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 2991 troops, 12 guns, 9 vehicles, Assault Value = 103

    Defending force 2914 troops, 27 guns, 46 vehicles, Assault Value = 70

    Assaulting units:
    3rd South Seas Det.
    71st JAAF AF Bn

    Defending units:
    24th (Sep) Infantry Regiment


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    Ground combat at Shortlands (109,131)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 324 troops, 17 guns, 14 vehicles, Assault Value = 262

    Defending force 13766 troops, 127 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 197

    Assaulting units:
    762nd Tank Battalion
    93rd Infantry Division
    5th USMC Tank Battalion
    97th Field Artillery Battalion

    Defending units:
    110th Division
    2nd Naval Construction Battalion
    4th Base Force


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    Ground combat at Kavieng (106,122)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 3528 troops, 121 guns, 153 vehicles, Assault Value = 1270

    Defending force 32934 troops, 408 guns, 202 vehicles, Assault Value = 515

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

    Allied ground losses:
    Guns lost 32 (31 destroyed, 1 disabled)
    Vehicles lost 34 (33 destroyed, 1 disabled)
    Units destroyed 2

    Assaulting units:
    32nd Infantry Division
    13th Australian Brigade
    754th Tank Battalion
    111th(Sep) Infantry Regiment
    2/5th Armoured Regiment
    24th Infantry Division
    2/6th Armoured Regiment
    3rd USMC Tank Battalion
    40th Infantry Division
    4th Armoured Brigade
    209th Field Artillery Battalion
    1st USMC Field Artillery Battalion
    134th Field Artillery Battalion
    2/11th Field Regiment
    2/9th Field Regiment
    2/13th Field Regiment
    108th Tank Attack Regiment
    2/7 Cavalry Cdo Battalion

    Defending units:
    8th Division
    1st Raiding Regiment
    22nd AA Regiment
    4th Air Defense AA Regiment
    1st JNAF AF Unit
    7th Naval Construction Battalion
    23rd Ind.AA Gun Co
    25th Ind. Engineer Regiment
    51st Air Defense AA Regiment
    39th Ind. Engineer Regiment
    15th Medium Field Artillery Regiment
    1st Ind.AA Gun Co
    52nd JNAF AF Unit
    3rd Air Division
    8th Base Force
    3rd JNAF AF Unit
    26th Air Defense AA Regiment
    30th JNAF AF Unit /1
    5th Air Defense AA Regiment
    3rd Air Defense AA Regiment
    42nd JNAF AF Unit /1


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    Ground combat at Taberfane (82,117)

    Allied Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 20257 troops, 296 guns, 506 vehicles, Assault Value = 533

    Defending force 5625 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

    Allied adjusted assault: 208

    Japanese adjusted defense: 19

    Allied assault odds: 10 to 1

    Combat modifiers
    Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
    Attacker: disruption(-)

    Japanese ground losses:
    959 casualties reported
    Squads: 56 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 27 destroyed, 22 disabled
    Engineers: 16 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 11 (9 destroyed, 2 disabled)
    Units destroyed 2

    Allied ground losses:
    38 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Vehicles lost 3 (1 destroyed, 2 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    767th Tank Battalion
    41st Infantry Division
    I Aus Corps Engineer Battalion
    3rd Australian Brigade
    3rd NZ Armoured Sqn
    147th Field Artillery Regiment

    Defending units:
    7th Ind.Mixed Brigade
    101st Machine Canno AA Battalion
    61st JNAF AF Unit
    55th Const Co
    28th JNAF AF Unit
    34th Ind. Engr Rgt /1


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    Ground combat at Aru Island (83,116)

    Allied Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 18902 troops, 306 guns, 343 vehicles, Assault Value = 561

    Defending force 2684 troops, 23 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 2

    Allied adjusted assault: 223

    Japanese adjusted defense: 3

    Allied assault odds: 74 to 1

    Combat modifiers
    Defender: terrain(+), disruption(-), fatigue(-), experience(-)
    supply(-)
    Attacker:

    Japanese ground losses:
    409 casualties reported
    Squads: 47 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 13 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 13 (13 destroyed, 0 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    30th Australian Brigade
    2/11th Armoured Car Battalion
    34th Combat Engineer Regiment
    2nd Regiment
    7th Infantry Division
    131st Field Artillery Battalion

    Defending units:
    26th Ind.Mixed Brigade


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    55th Const Co Wiped Out at Taberfane by attrition!!!

    28th JNAF AF Unit Wiped Out at Taberfane by attrition!!!

    Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Taberfane

    Japanese Unit(s) surrounded at Aru Island
     
  16. duettoalfa

    duettoalfa

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    la dea bendata di Yu gli avrebbe fatto affondare i miei 3 dd usando solo le fionde dei marinai jappo. anche gli incontri seguenti: come fanno i tuoi dd a essere così letali?!
     
  17. supertramp

    supertramp

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    C'è scritto DD ma è come avere dei CL quando sono Fletcher...
     
  18. duettoalfa

    duettoalfa

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    sì, ma dove c'è scritto CA per i jappo è come se fosse scritto BB. e lì vedo 3 cl contro una BB e 4 dd, e li massacrano. idem i naval bmb. fanno più danni i dd us che le bb!
     
  19. supertramp

    supertramp

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    Su CA-BB non so, sul fatto delle fantastiche prestazioni dei DD della US Navy avevo assolutamente notato anche io, sono eccezionali.
     
  20. duettoalfa

    duettoalfa

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    non può farmi che un enorme piacere.
     

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