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Old 12-19-2021, 06:56 PM   #376
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7 September 1942

Burma and Thailand
The heavy enemy task force shelled Moulmein again, although this time it was pretty much limited to secondary batteries. Damage was minimal.

Army reinforcements are arriving in western Burma from India to deal with the paratroops.

I've sortied a heavy task force to shell Port Blair. It's big enough--also with 3 BB--that if it runs into the enemy heavies it should at least lead to carnage on both sides.

Sumatra
His biggest raid today was 130 medium bombers escorted by 6 Zeroes. We had 9 fighters meet those guys, so in spite of everything we actually had their fighters outnumbered. We got to the bombers, on this raid and some others which flew completely unescorted, and shot down 6 Sallies.

New Britain, the Solomons, and the Santa Cruz Islands
I attempted a P-38 escorted raid on Rabaul, it was opposed by Nicks, shooting down 4 P-38s and 1 B-17, with no victories. Damage to the base was insignificant.

I'm putting together an op to encroach on the Solomons from two directions to take advantage of the lack of Betties and fighter coverage here. I believe Rabaul and Guadalcanal to be mostly paper tigers--I should be able to take some closer bases with enough fighter protection to prevent losses. I'll build up those new bases to enable a more aggressive air campaign to really shut down Guadalcanal, then either take it or bypass it in a way that cuts its supply off.


China
My coastal army has liberated another base on its way north--Tsinkiang is ours again. Both bases this army has taken have had almost no supplies in them--a bad sign about the state of Japanese supply in China. Well, good for us.

Reinforcements
SC-744 arrives at Eastern USA
SS Gurnard arrives at Balboa
AP Arthur Middleton arrives at Balboa
No.261 Sqn RAF arrives at Aden (0/16 Hurricanes, no replacements available for them)

Wasp is back underway after getting some maintenance, and its bringing two fast battleships to Pearl with it. CVE Copahee is going to join my transport task force with the 1 2/3 divisions--getting the CVE forward deployed will help provide cover to future offensive operations.
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Old 12-21-2021, 09:28 AM   #377
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8 September 1942
Marines on Canton Island surrender

CENTPAC
Another detachment of ships from the KB -- cruisers and destroyers this time -- shelled Canton Island. The KB hit it with yet another airstrike during the day, and this time, their ground forces followed that with their own attack. Our Marines were so beaten down by several days of bombardment that they didn't have any fight left in them. So that's the end of this operation.

I'm not sure if the lesson from this needs to be that I need to show up with overwhelming force to ensure it's over before the KB get there, or just that I need local sea control before attempting amphibious operations, period.

Espiritu Santo Islands
A pair of cargo ships docked at Luganville. We tried to hit them with A-29s and B-26s but they all missed. I had P-39s assigned to attack at low level but they didn't fly for whatever reason, which is a shame because these guys would have made perfect targets for them. Tomorrow I'll hit them with a fast-reaction force of cruisers and destroyers, hopefully they won't be gone by then.

Sumatra
Our fighters broke through into the bomber formation hitting Palembang, we shot down 8 Sallies and a Zero with no losses.

South China Sea
USS Spearfish torpedoed and sank an enemy cargo ship off the west coast of Luzon.

Bay of Bengal
I'm aborting the Port Blair mission. We got picked up by scoutplanes, and when I checked everything this time I realize I forgot to consider one of the nearby enemy bases when determining whether this is feasible. We're passing way too close to an airbase in northwestern Sumatra, which I know from SIGINT has an AirHQ there--I'm sure it's there for a reason.

Reinforcements
DD O'Bannon arrives at Balboa
SC-638 arrives at Los Angeles
VMSB-144 arrives at San Diego (2/16 dauntlesses--it may be awhile before I have enough planes to activate this squadron)
21st USN Naval Construction Battalion arrives at Port Hueneme
13th Construction Regiment arrives at Chengchow
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Old 12-23-2021, 11:36 AM   #378
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9 September 1942

Espiritu Santo Islands
Our quick-reaction cruiser-destroyer force arrived in time and sank both enemy cargo ships in port. They were reported to be UN-loading, not loading, so this was reinforcement rather than evacuation. Gun and vehicle losses were reported from the sinkings. My guess: AA unit to deal with me bombing these guys daily. We didn't have any B-17s or B-26s damaged in their raids later in the day so it doesn't look like they've made a difference yet.

New Britain
We raided Rabaul again, losses were even with 2 Nicks and 2 P-38s shot down. This time, bomb damage to the base was pretty good, we cratered up the runways and did a little bit of damage to other facilities.

India
The enemy paratroops enjoyed a little success, overrunning our small garrison in Cox's Bazaar, India. Reinforcements will be arriving by rail at a base a little further west down the coast, so this will be short-lived.

Reinforcements
CA Hawkins arrives at Cape Town
AV Albemarle arrives at Balboa
640th Tank Destroyer Battalion arrives at Pearl Harbor
17th NZ AA Bde arrives at Dunedin
117th RAF Base Force arrives at Aden
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Old 12-23-2021, 12:09 PM   #379
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10 September 42

Philippine Sea
We hit pay dirt in a suspected outlet of a shallow water route through the Philippines, terminating at Legaspi. The O23 torpedoed a cargo ship moving through here, following up its initial hit with a 2nd salvo that added 2 more hits and finished it off.

Malaya
The army the attempted to break the siege has made it back to Singapore. The enemy didn't cancel their bomber raids on them and ended up losing at least 3 planes to flak.

New Britain
3rd raid on Rabaul in this series, this one didn't go so well. We lost 2 P-38s to 1 Nick and inflicted minimal damage. There were also 11 Oscars defending the base this time. The poor service rating of the P-38s is having an impact. Yesterday it was 15 P-38s vs 10 Nicks, today it was 11 P-38s vs 19 Nicks (plus the Oscars), so even though yesterday's losses were even, he's outnumbering me due to quicker maintenance.

China
Foochow, another base opposite Taiwan, has been liberated.

Reinforcements
AD Markab arrives at Balboa
VMF-124 arrives at San Diego (2/18 Wildcats, going to be awhile before I can equip them)
19th USN Naval Construction Battalion arrives at Port Hueneme
32nd Australian Lt AA Regiment arrives at Sydney
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Old 12-23-2021, 12:16 PM   #380
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Merry Christmas to all of you, and once again a big thank @Molon Labe for these reports. They are a great read and very enjoyable, please don't stop writing them.
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Old 12-23-2021, 12:49 PM   #382
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11 September 1942

Ceram Sea
Yesterday we noticed a task force including at least one tanker pulling into Boela. B-17s from Darwin took a run at them but missed. Today, the KVIII entered the harbor to try to get the tanker(s), but it was blocked by a PB. It sank the PB then had to evade a 2nd PB. It looks like the tanker(s) left by the end of the day, so we've probably missed our chance here.

Sumatra
A heavy cruiser and a few destroyers shelled Palembang overnight, doing more damage than I'd expect one major surface combattant to do. Raids resulted in the loss of 4 Oscars, 2 Sallies, and a New Zealand P-40. The enemy army made a shock attack, which we held back. Casualties were 3582 to 1934 favoring us, forts are holding at a paltry Level 1.

Thailand
That hornet's nest of enemy fighters building up in Bangkok let it's presence be known, opposing my raid on Tavoy with over 100 Oscars. We had only 9 Hurricanes escorting the bombers. Looks like pilot training is still a problem: we shot down 7 of the Oscars (probably 2 by our bombers). They had no fighter kills and only shot down 3 Blenheims and 1 B-25. The raid was ineffective, though, perhaps because they were being harassed by the fighters over the target.

Reinforcements
SC-740 arrives at Eastern USA
13th TCS arrives at Eastern USA (Skytrain transports, unrestricted)
3rd USMC Tank Battalion arrives at San Diego (full strength, unrestricted)
26th USN Naval Construction Battalion arrives at Port Hueneme
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Thanks for the support guys, I'll keep going all the way until my opponent ragequits on me.
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Old 12-24-2021, 01:51 PM   #384
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12 September 1942

A very uneventful day.

-There was a relatively large series of air battles over Palembang, leaving 1 Hurricane lost in exchange for 1 Zero, 2 Betties, 1 Helen, and 4 Sallies.
-My army moving north up the Chinese coast has arrived at its next target, Foochow. There is an enemy army moving through the mountains to reinforce, but it won't get there in time. I might even try to encircle this army and eliminate it.
-A cargo ship was spotted entering the shallow water route through the Philippines at Legaspi, the sub that spotted it missed its torpedo shot.
-Palembang's Beaufighters flew a sortie, 3 of them strafed a transport ship at Oosthaven. The damage did not appear serious and no troop casualties were reported.
-Most of the pieces are in place for my operation to encroach on the Solomons. I should be able to move in a day or two after some recon flights. I'm looking to do something similar in the Ceram Sea as forces become available.
-I think I'm going to put a Midway operation together as well, but it's going to depend on a reliable KB sighting far enough away. It's just too--in the middle.

Reinforcements:
DD Gansevoort arrives at San Francisco
SC-636 arrives at Los Angeles
SC-739 arrives at Eastern USA
SC-743 arrives at Eastern USA
143rd USA Base Force arrives at San Francisco
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Old 12-26-2021, 11:43 AM   #385
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13 September 1942

--He bombed Palembang at 5000 feet today, resulting in at least 5 Sallies shot down by flak.
--Palembang's Beaufighters made another low level attack on a cargo ship near Oosthaven; this time they connected with bombs instead of cannon and caused severe damage--we believe the ship sank a few hours later. No troop casualties reported.
--I was wrong to think that tanker was gone from Boela already. It's a very large tanker that that's a pretty small port, it's not going to load quickly. I'm sending more subs. B-17s took another shot today again and missed.

Reinforcements
AM Bundaberg arrives at Darwin
3rd FG/8th FS CAF arrives at Chungking (Vanguard fighters, training unit)
55th FG/338th FS arrives at Portland (10/25 P-38)
3rd Marine Regiment arrives at San Diego (full strength, unrestricted)

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14 September 1942

-A heavy cruiser and 3 destroyers shelled Palembang, causing heavy casualties to our defending forces.
-Our fighters performed well over Palembang, shooting down 3 Zeroes and 5 Sallies with no losses.
-Beaufighters attempted another strike but were turned away by Zeroes with 1 loss.
-Foochow, China has been liberated. That's the last base in this little coastal chain, I'm going to pause here to deal with the armies that are advancing here and assess whether I can or should try to take back any more territory. Taking bases is nice, but my main goal in China is to get him to burn supply, so him moving armies over here is more important than taking the bases.

Refits, and withdrawals
CL Leander has completed a substantial AA upgrade
VMF-222, embarked on the USS Long Island, had to be withdrawn. Long Island is part of an amphibious task force that had dropped troops off on Canton Island and was making a 2nd run when the KB showed up, it's been hanging out well south ever since. Now clear to return to Pago, the CVE will go to Peal next to pick up a new squadron.
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15 September 1942
Major enemy naval activity in Bay of Bengal

Sumatra
Palembang got shelled by 2 cruisers and 5 destroyers, causing light damage and casualties, but starting some major fires in the city.

CENTPAC
I'm retaking Lihue, Hawaii. We've confirmed there are no minefields. Marines hit the beach this morning, Arizona and New Mexico supporting.

Bay of Bengal
Yesterday I spotted a large task force near Moulmein and started clearing aircraft out of there to avoid taking heavy losses on the ground. They only ended up hitting it with 2 light cruisers and failed to do any damage. Most of the task force kept heading west, up the coast towards India. My Vengeance dive bomber squadron made an attempt on them, but it was again disorganized. They flew in 2 groups, one with 12 bombers and 8 escorting Hurricanes, the other with 3 bombers and and 13 Hurricanes. They each ran into CAPs of 30-40 planes over the target, presumably flying very long range out of Bangkok, but I can't rule out carriers. The first wave shot down 1 Zero, but lost 2 Hurricanes and 3 Vengeances to the Zeroes. One more was lost to flak over the target--the Hyuga. The second wave shot down 6 Zeroes while losing 3 Hurricanes and a Vengeance--the other 2 bombers aborted and ran.

I was going to convert another squadron of British bombers to Vengeances, but these losses will postpone that at least a week.

My best guess is these guys were encouraged by the paratroopers not all getting wiped out right away, so they're going to try to land troops in real numbers up here. Which isn't a good idea because I've got at least 2 divisions of restricted troops sitting in Calcutta that can get into the action without spending PP if the enemy lands in India. And lots more elsewhere in the country that can be sent in by rail in a few days. But if they have a better purpose, I can't think of it.

I'm evacuating a transport task force from Calcutta in case they want to shell the port. They'd delivered anti-tank guns to Calcutta after being diverted from their original destination of Rangoon due to developments there; I was hoping to switch them to phibs and drop them off in western Burma. If the enemy forces includes carriers, though, these guys will probably get killed at sea.

Burma
The enemy paratroops have been routed from Bassein, Burma (a base near Rangoon of little importance).

Reinforcements
AM Swallow arrives at Eastern USA
SC-741 arrives at Balboa
SS Blackfish arrives at Balboa
SS Runner arrives at Balboa
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16 September 1942
Lihue liberated, carriers confirmed in Bay of Bengal task force, Solomons operation underway

Sumatra
He's moved fighters back here, presumably from Bangkok, so the high number of aerial victories we've been enjoying is going away. 79 Zeroes escorted the first wave of bombers. We shot down one Zero and later got 2 unescorted Anns.
Airbase damage has accumulated to the point that I'm not going to draw replacements.

Bay of Bengal
We've got a better idea what we're up against here--two task forces, one that includes at least one carrier and two battleships, and a lighter task force of cruisers and destroyers. I've sortied the British fleet from Colombo. I'd rather not get into a surface battle but I think I can match them in fighters, and if I ever get the dive bombers back online they'll be a big help.

Burma and Thailand
We've eliminated the paratroopers at Tuongoo. We caught up with the army that had been blocking the road to Raheng and routed them again.

CentPAC
Our marines have liberated Lihue, Hawaii. Enemy forces remain on the island but they no longer control the base.

Solomons
I have task forces approaching targets on two flanks simultaneously, with P-38s patroling overhead to provide some protection in case Betties show up. This isn't a major push but if successful I'll be able to build bases that will get medium bombers and P-38 sweeps over the main islands.

Reinforcements
DD Meade arrives at Balboa
25th USN Naval Construction Battalion arrives at Port Hueneme
-I'm moving recon Wildcat variants to Pearl with the intention to load them on Wasp.
-A squadron of the 35th Fighter group--one of the first I moved towards Australia in the early days of the war--has been reconstituted and built back up at Pearl enough that I'm willing to send it back out, it's headed to Pago.
-The transport squadron I got a few turns ago is on its way to Noumea.
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17 September 1942
Stalemate broken: Palembang captured in troop surge, massive enemy casualties at Chengchow

South China Sea
I feel like we haven't been getting too much good news from our subs lately. Well, after four consecutive reports of failed attack from US boats this morning, the KXVI had some good news- it hit the Type-N TL class tanker Akebono Maru (10,000 tons) in the shallow water route from Miri/Brunei to the Philippines. The tanker burst into flames and is believed to have sunk later in the day.

Philippine Sea
Not a good day overall for the Dutch, though. The O23 was caught patrolling the exit of the shallow water route near Legaspi and was severely damaged in a depth charge attack by a subchaser. It's headed for Darwin for emergency repairs before going to Brisbane--I expect the sub will make it but it may be awhile before she's ready for combat again.

Luzon Strait
USS Spearfish attacked an unescorted Aden-class cargo ship on the surface, scoring 2 torpedo hits for a confirmed kill.

Sumatra
It's a different war now. The naval activity that was provoking my Beaufighters into strafing runs was apparently landing reinforcements in large numbers at Oosthaven. That paid off today--the enemy attacked and we were immediately overwhelmed. Enemy bomber raids also ticked up significantly to assist this, and our ground forces did sustain a malus for disruption thanks to that--I think it did make the difference. Because we failed to hold off the surge for even one day of combat, I missed any opportunity I might have had to evacuate pilots--so we have a great deal of dead/MIA British and New Zealand aces now. I did, however, draw down those squadrons weeks ago, sending several highly experienced pilots elsewhere while bringing in fresh blood, so this wasn't quite the decapitation it could have been. We had about 21,000 troops killed or captured, while inflicting 3083 casualties on the enemy before we were overrun. The enemy had the equivalent of 4 divisions present.

I'm expecting the victorious armies will head to Singapore, then Thailand.

I'm a bit disappointed I only managed to get 1 B-24 squadron into China before this happened. I was really hoping I'd get to wreck tankers in port that were standing by for Palembang to open up, but those guys are probably already beginning their runs.

Burma
One of the enemy task forces bombarded Akyab and began landing troops. This task force includes the Hyuga, 2 CAs, and 2 CLs, which are all sending fire ashore--which means my appetite for a surface battle here is increasing; I'd love to catch these guys with depleted ammunition. I've split my British task force into two, a CVBG and a heavy surface group, this way the heavies will try to engage instead of just helping the carriers stay at arm's length. We're still 2 days off from any potential battle as this is a relatively slow task force and I'm swinging pretty far north to avoid bombers from Port Blair (which is now big enough to fully support them).

Solomons
My phibs haven't been spotted. I hit Guadalcanal with 15 B-17s to try to suppress the airbase a bit, we caused light damage to the base--no fighters intercepted us.

China
We held off a massive attack at Chengchow, 123,000 troops strong. Forts held at Level 4 while we dished out 27,000 casualties to our 8,000. Takes some of the sting out of losing 21,000 Dutch/UK/Australian soldiers at Palembang.

CentPAC
I started to get a bad feeling about how many ships were concentrated at Pearl. Lex and Sara are going to lay low for a bit. Wasp will rendezvous with its incoming recon assets...somewhere else.

Intel
Intel reports the Ise has sunk (the battleship that was unescorted when hit multiple times by a Dutch sub)
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18 September 1942
Akyab captured--but how will he supply his troops there?

Ceram Sea
There are at least 2 tankers in Boela right now, B-17s made another attempt on them and missed completely. I've got 2 subs there and a 3rd arriving but they haven't been able to get an attack in.

Burma and India
The troops the task force landed at Akyab put the paratroopers there over the top, the garrison surrendered and the base is theirs. But so what? I just don't get what this does for them. The main strategic value of this area is the Burma road providing supplies to China, and it's a long way across rivers and over mountains to get to the Road from Akyab. It's a bit of a pain in the ass for me because they're not quite in India so I can't use Indian troops without spending political points. Most of my Burmese/unrestricted troops are further east fighting on the Thailand front. But I can probably just let these guys sit here and starve, use them as target practice for my bomber pilots, and take them with relatively small forces at my leisure.

Speaking of Indian units, the first of the Indian troops responding to the paratroopers are now arriving in Cox's Bazaar.

A Hudson bomber bombed an enemy submarine lurking outside Rangoon.

Solomons
We'll hit the beaches on our two targets tomorrow. Resistance expected in the east but not in the west. I'll be shelling the eastern target (Ndeni) with cruisers and hitting them with B-17s to soften them up.

Reinforcements
SS Barb arrives at Balboa
No.27 Sqn RAF arrives at Howrah - Beaufighters, right next to Calcutta! They're in crates, though, so I need a day to move them to Calcutta airbase and then several days to bring them online--the task forces might be long gone by then.
331st Construction Regiment arrives at Seattle
23rd USN Naval Construction Battalion arrives at Port Hueneme
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19 September 1942
HMS Indomitable and Hermes vs IJN Kaga, Hiyo, and Junyo - another point for the Brits

Solomons
My encroachment op is proceeding according to plan, including shellings and bombings against Ndeni as my troops came ashore. The enemy moved some Nicks to Guadalcanal to deal with the B-17s there, resulting in two shootdowns by the Nicks and a third to flak--and two more crashing on the way home. We had actually received a report of 3 subs in port at Guadalcanal, so the B-17s were going after them instead of the airbase, but it looks like we just bombed an empty port. But, the Nicks stayed away from my phibs, which is what matters.

Philippines
USS Gato was badly damaged near Siargao attempting an attack on an escorted convoy and is RTB for repairs.

CENTPAC
We hit Canton Island with a cruiser-destroyer group, causing over 100 casualties and damaging some Mavis scoutplanes. An enemy sub attempted an attack on the way in but was driven off by an escorting destroyer.

I've started landing troops on Kona, Hawaii to remove the enemy presence there. I'm also sending a minesweeper to Lahaina, mostly to see if it takes fire from ashore if it tries to clear mines.

Taiwan Strait
A group of 9 destroyers--many of them modern and highly-capable--bombarded the recently captured coastal base of Amoy, causing a great deal of airbase and port facility damage. But I'm not using those facilities.

This is more confusing information. Many of these destroyers have the deep-reaching depth charges that makes them ideal for convoy escort duty, if not escorting major surface combattants. And I'm still finding unescorted merchants quite frequently. Why are there so many destroyers available for a low-priority bombardment mission when there are unescorted convoys? A thought occurred that these might be the KB's escorts if the KB is finally getting its July upgrades, but without any cruisers I don't think so, and I checked the ship list with the list of ships from when my subs penetrated the formation and hit Akagi--no ships on both lists. Can't rule it out, but probably not.

Bay of Bengal
It's starting to feel like the HMS Indomitable is forming a bit of a relationship/rivalry with the Hiyo and Junyo. The fleets (including Hermes on my side and Kaga on theirs) came into contact today and traded airstrikes, which worked out much in my favor.

The enemy tried to strike first with a wave of 29 unescorted Kates. I asked about the lack of escort and he told me he range-restricted his fighters, so this looks like I've benefited from an error here. I made a similar error back in the fight for Balikpapan, though, when I thought my Hurricanes had the range to escort my torpedo bombers when they didn't, so I guess we evened that score up. Anyway, we had 20 Hurricanes and 11 Martlets on CAP and spotted the raid on radar 82 miles out. The Kates didn't have a chance. All were shot down with no fighter losses, and the Brits even had an Ace-in-a-day with 6 kills to his credit.

Our raid was much smaller, just 13 Albacore torpedo bombers escorted by 8 Martlets. But radar made a huge difference. We were spotted just 16 miles out, and most of the enemy fighters--36 in total--didn't arrive until after we had already attacked the targets. It looks like the fight started with just 6 Zeroes present. 5 of our Martlets were shot down by the Zeroes but they fought well enough for 8 of the 13 Albacores to attempt attacks on the enemy, resulting in 1 torpedo hit on the Kaga and another on the Yamato. The Junyo was also attacked, but missed. Only 2 Albacores made it back to the Indomitable in total 9 kills were by Zeroes and 2 by flak.

Once again, we don't have any overt indications that damage to either warship was severe, and I have to assume both are operational. That the battleship held in reserve from the shore bombardments is the Yamato is concerning--I'd rather not have my old battleships fight the Yamato like this. And those 13 Albacores--now 2--was all the offensive punch I had on both carriers. Also, I'm surrounded by something like 7 subs and the Kaga probably has Vals it can send after me. So I'm not going to stick around for a surface fight; the task force is headed west towards Calcutta to avoid the subs and get some extra fighter cover, then southwest back to Colombo. Most of the Vengeance dive bomber squadron is operational again, so I'm moving them west from Rangoon to take advantage of a hopefully weakened task force.

It seems pretty likely to me that the Kaga would not have taken this hit had it received its scheduled 7/1942 upgrade. And I don't even think it would have been that inconvenient for the Kaga (and Akagi) in particular, because it already needed probably weeks worth of repairs from the damage it sustained in late June 1942



China
After letting our fighters rest for a bit around Chengchow, we put a CAP back up. It looks like more enemy troops are headed here, so I have to be ready for bomber attacks. We got 4 Zeroes and 2 Oscars with no losses.

Refits and Reinforcements
Repairs completed on BB North Carolina at San Francisco, ship returned to service (AA upgrade completed--on its way to Pearl)
BB Washington taken out of commission to begin refit at Pearl Harbor (same AA upgrade NC just completed)
CL Dauntless beginning refit in shipyard at Bombay (AA upgrade)
CL Caradoc beginning refit in shipyard at Bombay (AA upgrade)

AM Rockhampton arrives at Melbourne
SC-637 arrives at San Diego
SC-641 arrives at San Francisco
SS Shad arrives at Balboa
TK Alcides arrives at Abadan
No.159 Sqn RAF arrives at Aden (14/16 Liberators -- headed straight to India)
341st BG/491st BS arrives at Karachi (B-25s, I forget how many but probably about half-strength. Headed to Calcutta by raid)
374th TCG/6th TCS arrives at Eastern USA (transport squadron)
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