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  1. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Office of Aviation Procurement, IIMC
    04 October 1941

    Gentlemen,

    It is our intent to significantly increase our aircraft production capacity in as rapid a manner as possible. We intend to do this by creating additional production facilities, small facilities, dispersed throughout the Home islands to prevent disruption of production due to natural disasters or enemy air attack. Initially, these facilities would be assembly plants where engines or airframes are assembled from parts supplied by our larger facilities. As skills increase and additional tooling becomes available these facilities would begin making component parts, assemblies, and even complete engines, airframes and/or aircraft.
    We have determines that we will standardize to the greatest extent possible, no longer will there be Army and Navy variants of the same engine. We will continue research along all avenues seeking to explore all possibilities for newer more capable aircraft, but when we achieve a successful type it will be standardized to the greatest extent possible and an Army and Navy version produced.

    We are currently looking at ceasing production of the KI-43 in favor of the A6M series. We are developing a land based variant of the A6M2 without carrier required equipment, and increased pilot protection, self sealing tanks, and incorporating the Fowler flaps from the KI-43 series to increase dogfighting capability. Land based Imperial Navy squadrons will also use this version where radius of action is not a critical factor. We will also standardize on the weapons the aircraft carry, using the IJA HO-103 12.7mm and HO-5 20mm variants as they appear to be the most capable. Standardization should significantly reduce our logistical requirements and increase production, simplify spare parts supply to forward combat areas and simplify training for aviation maintenance personnel and armorers. Other aircraft we are looking at standardizing are the KI-44 for Army/Navy interceptor, L2D2 Army/Navy Transport, among others.

    Major aircraft and engine types currently in production (unless otherwise noted); the number in parenthesis are is the quantity of each type stockpiled. Engines are identified by the main engine line designation, not the designation of the individual model or seperate Army/Navy type.

    Hitachi Amakaze (121)-convert to HA-35 production
    Kawasaki HA-9 (85)-No current production. Factory researching HA-60.
    Kawasaki HA-60-cease development and switch over to radial engines.
    Kayaba Argus (1)-increase production
    Mitsubishi HA-31 (243)-producing 45 per month, we intend to continue with F1M2 Pete and KI-46 Dinah production so retain capacity. Production of KI-51 Sonia (31) will be switched to joint Army Navy light/dive bomber type probably D3A2.
    Mitsubishi HA-32 (41)-producing 60 per month. We intend to keep the G4M1 (1) and KI-21 Sally* (21) in service so recomment expansion of engine production this type to allow for airframe increases. *Current KI-21 production is of model IIA, and improved version is being researched.
    Mitsubishi HA-33 (116)-producing 71 per month. This engine is used in the D3A1 Val which we need to keep in production until the D4Y series becomes operational (see note 1). We are also looking at producing a version of the D3A for Army use to replace the KI-30,32 and 51. The Army version would include additional protection for the engine and crew in order to make it more capable in the ground attack role, and deletion of equipment necessary for use as a carrier plane. The engine is also used in the E13A1 Jake, G3M2 Nell, H6K4 Mavis and L2D2 Tabby (version of US DC-3/C-47), all of which we intend to keep in production for the present. We need to significantly increase production of this engine.
    HA-42 and HA-43-We currently have two facilities in R&D work on the HA-42 and 10 on the HA-43. It is our opinion that we maintain this level of R&D until such a time as we have sufficient production of our operational engine types. Then to increase R&D for these more advanced engines.
    Nakajima HA-34 (1)-This engine is currently only used in the KI-49 IA Helen. We are not satisfied with the KI-49's performance and capabilities, and are recommending that production of this type be limited. We will continue building in limited quantities for operational use in limited threat areas while we attempt to rectify some of the aircrafts shortcomings. Increase engine production only enough to support current airframe production numbers of 14 aircraft per month or 30 engines (2 x 14=28 plus 2 spares).
    Nakajima HA-35 (167)-This engine is used in the A6M series, B5N2 (restart production on an improved model pending acceptance of the B6N (note 2), C5M2 Babs, KI-43 series, KI-48 Lily (we have a modified ground attack version deployed on a limited basis in China; preliminary data indicates it is quite effective,
    if we standardize on the modified version we would be well served to increase production), and MC-56 Thalia (cease production and focus on joint Army/Navy versions of L2D2)
    Nakajima HA-44 and 45-In development 10 facilities engaged in HA-44 R&D, 30 for the HA-45. Continue R&D at current levels.
    Nakajima HA-5 (102)-Used in the KI-21 Sally (no current production), MC-21 (swapping to L2D2 series), KI-30 (No current production. Being replaced by Army version of D3A), and MC-57-I Topsy (limited production of 6 aircraft per month). We recommend switching HA-5 production over to a more needed engine type.
    Nakajima Hikari (134)-Currently no production aircraft use this engine and there is no engine production. This engine is used a number of our obsolecent aircraft types used for training.
    Nakajima Kotobuki (253)-Used in A5M4 Claude, E8N2 Dave (being replaced by F1M and E13A) and KI-27B Nate. Current production 25 per month. The A5M4 (726) and E8N2 (652) are no longer in production. We are still producing 45 KI-27B's in Harbin, by Manshukoku Hikoki Seizo KK, each month and have a stockpile of 2851 not assigned to squadrons. We intend to use the KI-27 in the role of training aircraft for fighter squadrons, but feel we have sufficient airframes and would like to swap production to either the KI-44 or A6M3 Army version of the Zero.


    Note 1: We are in favor of dropping all production and R&D of liquid cooled versions of the DB-601 in favor of radial engines. Aircraft now in development such as the KI-61 and D4Y should be adapted for radial engines of the appropiate horsepower range.
    Note 2: We are currently experiencing problems with the Nakajima 1870hp range Mamori engine. We will insist, over the objections of Engineer Kenichi Matsumara that the Mitsubishi Kasei Mk4T engine, be utilized until the issues with the Mamori are resolved.

    EDIT:
    I failed to mention the early Hitachi type, HA-13/Army Type 98 engines. We are currently producing 40 per month, have 2014 stockpiled and they are used in the KI-9 Spruce (2490) one of our trainers, the KI-36 (2624) and 55 Ida (1000), and KI-59 (36) Theresa transport, with only the KI-36 still being produced at a rate of 32 per month. I'd like to switch our Hitachi factories over to HA-35 production. We think the best replacement for a spotting/liason aircraft to replace the KI-36/55 would be the KI-76 currently undergoing operational testing. It could also be used by naval forces.
     
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    haven't received any info on when and how my decisions will be needed
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Some of those that were participating haven't been here on the forum for a while so anythings open. IIRC, you were interested in ground forces. Just jump in, give your approval, disapproval, make recommendations, question or request modification to, or ask questions about anything I put up. The game is up and running. You can also address issues I do not or have not addressed, whatever seems appropriate to a high level Japanese General, Admiral, or political leader. Try to keep in character and try not to use anachronistic knowledge because it is likely inaccurate. I have two allied players one for British/Chinese and one for the USA. They will base their actions upon their own military judgement, but try to keep in line with historical allied strategy, coordinated with whatever political decisions our participants or moderator may place upon them.
    You've played the game, the first turns are quite drawn out because you have to get your economic decisions entered, merchant shipping assigned, etc. I'd like to begin preparations for our late November offensive, but due to the location of hostile Chinese forces, and not knowing how aggressive the Chinese commander will be, I am going slowly on moving our forces into position in case they are needed elsewhere (they do have the ahistorical advantage of being able to coordinate Chinese Communist and Nationalist Chinese forces). That is one of the reasons I'm being semi-aggressive in the Canton area, I do not want to allow the initiative to go over to them. The operations in that area are those that Gebirgsj├Ąger and I had worked out when he was still posting on the forum.
    I've tried to insure my decisions thus far were in keeping with or directed by our earlier council discussions.

    Just jump in with both feet and enjoy!
     
  4. Takao

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    Depending on what aircraft we decide on, one of the services is going to have to retrain their pilots.

    For instance, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force used the "pull to go" for the throttle control on their aircraft, while the Japanese Navy used the "push to go" on their throttles.

    It will be interesting times for the pilots of one of the services.
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Interesting point and no issue is to small to address in the quest for efficiency and capability.
    The way I see it we have two options:
    1.) Select which type of control to standardize on and all aircraft, Army or Navy, will be designed and built to this specification.
    2.) Modify each type so that it retains the control type of the service it is to be delived two. I find this option the least attractive, while the modifications would be minimal, I'd prefer they be universal/non-service specific.

    That being said, near term we'll be using aircraft types already in service. When new types come on line the pilots aircrews will have to be re-trained/familiarized with the new platform, this will just be one additional difference they need to adapt to.
     
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    SUNDAY
    05 OCTOBER 1941

    Imperial Council does not meet.
     
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    Not that I'm playing a role but 1 seams most attrictive to me. Personally I'd go with the navy system as the potential consequences of a mistake during a carrier landing are a bit worse than landing on an airfield. A lot of navy planes never see carrier decks but ...
     
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    Office of Minister of War
    Monday, 06 October 1941

    Gentlemen.

    Our Operational and Combat Reports from 04 and 05 October: (Analysis/comments in Red)

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 04, 41
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    Morning Air attack on Lusu War Area , at 92,50 (Hwaiyin)

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    22 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb


    This was a reconaissance flight that observed and attacked a target of opportunity. We are unsure if the Chinese forces were moving towards the Yellow River crossing we have dispatched cavalry units to block, or were moving to reinforce Chinese forces at Pengpu.
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    Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 9
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 59

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    329 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 19 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 23 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    13 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    23 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    23 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, at 79,58

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 8 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 20

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    50 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    20 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb


    We continue to attrit Chinese formations in the vicinity of Canton with airstrikes, ground units are moving to engage the forces we have identified. 10th Corps to the west,sw, and nw of Canton, 15th Corps to the east, ne.
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    Morning Air attack on 76th Infantry Division, at 84,51 (Wuchang)

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    SB-III x 5

    No Allied losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    5 x SB-III bombing from 10000 feet *
    Ground Attack: 3 x 220lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 76th Infantry Division, at 84,51 (Wuchang)

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Allied aircraft
    SB-III x 3

    No Allied losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    3 x SB-III bombing from 18000 feet *
    Ground Attack: 3 x 220lb GP Bomb


    On the third Chinese aviation units hit Anking and Nanking, today two strikes on Wuchang. We have increased the CAP over each location, and transferred an additional fighter squadron to Anking. This squadrons immediate redeployment has been delayed due to weather. We suspect the Chinese air attacks were flown from Changsha and will initiate air strikes against airfields at that location.
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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1179 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 90

    Defending force 13949 troops, 189 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 365

    Allied ground losses:
    251 casualties reported
    Squads: 8 destroyed, 11 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    51st Chinese Corps
    69th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Chinese forces initiated IDF (Indirect Fire) attacks at Kweiteh, responded with counter battery fire to good effect.
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    Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1379 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 45

    Defending force 7842 troops, 120 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 251

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

    Assaulting units:
    89th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    Pengpu MP Co.
    5th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    4th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    6th Field Artillery Regiment

    Chinese forces initiated IDF attacks on Pengpu, responded by counter battery fire, effect minimal.

    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 04, 41

    Itbayat Island is occupied by the Japanese
    CS Convoy TF 7 will load Supplies at Fukuoka for return to Fusan
    CS Convoy TF 5 begins loading Oil at Muroran for delivery to Ominato
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos in vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at San Fernando
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos in vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of San Fernando
    Ki-51 Sonia from 15th LtBmb Hikotai is damaged on landing
    E7K2 Alf reports possible submarine at 86, 61 near Foochow
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Tuguegarao
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Tuguegarao
    CS Convoy TF 7 begins loading Resources at Fusan for delivery to Fukuoka
    Delayed planes for the aircraft pool:
    3 (0) x A5M4 Claude
    118th ArmyAvMaint C takes replacements from Mukden
    121st ArmyAvMaint C takes replacements from Mukden
    Hakodate NavSuppDet Base Force takes replacements from Sapporo
    Hakodate NavSuppDet Base Force's TOE was upgraded to L3 Naval Support Base Force at Hakodate
    Muroran NavSuppDet Base Force's TOE was upgraded to L3 Naval Support Base Force at Muroran
    Fusan Naval Base Force's TOE was upgraded to L3 Naval Support Base Force at Fusan
    2d IJAAvSS Hq 's TOE was upgraded to T9 42 IAFAG HQ at IJAS Iwakuni
    38th ArmyAvMaint Co 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.2 at Harbin
    58th NavAvSS Hq Force's TOE was upgraded to T7-8 42 NavSS Force at Soc Trang
    118th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.2 at Harbin
    119th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.2 at Harbin
    120th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.2 at Harbin
    121st ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.2 at Harbin
    9th FA Regiment arrives at Hangchow
    10th FA Regiment arrives at Hangchow
    11th FA Regiment arrives at Hangchow
    5th Heavy FA Field Artillery Battalion arrives at Hangchow
    Shikuku NavSuppDet arrives at Shikuka

    End

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 05, 41
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    Morning Air attack on Lusu War Area , at 92,50 (Hwaiyin)

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    22 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, at 80,59

    Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

    Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 14

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    63 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    8 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb
    6 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 8th Armored Battalion, at 91,52 (Nanking)

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 12

    Allied aircraft
    A-29A Hudson x 5

    No Japanese losses

    Allied aircraft losses
    A-29A Hudson: 1 destroyed

    CAP engaged:
    17th Fighter Hikota with Ki-27B Nate (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    4 plane(s) intercepting now.
    Group patrol altitude is 15000
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 17 minutes



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    Morning Air attack on 8th Armored Battalion, at 91,52 (Nanking)

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 9

    Allied aircraft
    DB-3M x 3

    No Japanese losses

    Allied aircraft losses
    DB-3M: 1 destroyed

    CAP engaged:
    17th Fighter Hikota with Ki-27B Nate (4 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    4 plane(s) intercepting now.
    9 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
    Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 11000 and 15000.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 58 minutes

    Training flight from 17th Fighter Hikotai has been caught up in attack


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    Morning Air attack on 10th Anking Regiment, at 88,52 (Anking)

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 21,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A5M4 Claude x 12

    Allied aircraft
    SB-III x 5

    No Japanese losses

    Allied aircraft losses
    SB-III: 2 destroyed

    CAP engaged:
    JVNF-03 with A5M4 Claude (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    4 plane(s) intercepting now.
    Group patrol altitude is 10000
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 24 minutes



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    Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 17

    No Japanese losses

    Airbase hits 1
    Airbase supply hits 1

    Aircraft Attacking:
    17 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, at 79,58

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 14

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    14 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb


    Our CAP was more successful today, downing several enemy aircraft. First strike on airfield at Changsha, results poor.
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    Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 720 troops, 72 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 250

    Defending force 1350 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 41

    Allied ground losses:
    151 casualties reported
    Squads: 5 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    Pengpu MP Co.
    4th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    5th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    6th Field Artillery Regiment

    Defending units:
    89th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1380 troops, 108 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 365

    Defending force 2223 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 73

    Allied ground losses:
    243 casualties reported
    Squads: 7 destroyed, 9 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    51st Chinese Corps
    69th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 836 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

    Defending force 13949 troops, 189 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 365

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

    Assaulting units:
    51st Chinese Corps
    69th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion


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    Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1224 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 31

    Defending force 7833 troops, 120 guns, 28 vehicles, Assault Value = 250

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

    Assaulting units:
    89th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    Pengpu MP Co.
    5th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    4th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    6th Field Artillery Regiment

    We continue to exchange IDF fire with Chinese forces at Kweiteh and Pengpu. No ground assault as yet.

    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 05, 41

    Location grid 8459 is occupied by the Japanese
    Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Wenchow
    Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Kwangchowan
    CS Convoy TF 11 will load Resources at Haiphong for return to Samah
    E7K2 Alf reports submarine wake at 86, 60 near Foochow
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Aparri
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Tuguegarao
    Ki-15-II Babs from 14th Recon Hikotai is damaged on landing
    Ki-27B Nate from 20th Fighter Hikota is damaged on landing
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos in vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Aparri
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of in vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Tuguegarao
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily from 203d BmbAttk Grp is damaged on landing
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily from 203d BmbAttk Grp crashes on landing
    CL-106 Kuma beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    CL-109 Tama beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    CL-107 Kitakami beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    CL-108 Oi beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    CL-104 Tenryu beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    CL-105 Tatsuta beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    DD DL-201 Yubari beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-01 Minekaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-02 Sawakaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-03 Okikaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-07 Hakaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-09 Akikaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-08 Shiokaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-06 Yakaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-10 Yukaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    PC-P01 Nire beginning refit in shipyard at Port Arthur
    PC-P02 Take beginning refit in shipyard at Port Arthur
    PC-P03 Kaki beginning refit in shipyard at Port Arthur
    PC-P04 Ashi beginning refit in shipyard at Port Arthur
    PC-P05 Sumire beginning refit in shipyard at Port Arthur
    E RoCN 02 Shanghai beginning refit in shipyard at Port Arthur
    E RoCN 03 Tientsin beginning refit in shipyard at Port Arthur
    SST I-1 beginning refit in shipyard at Shimonoseki
    SST I-2 beginning refit in shipyard at Shimonoseki
    SST I-3 beginning refit in shipyard at Shimonoseki
    SST I-4 beginning refit in shipyard at Shimonoseki
    SST I-5 beginning refit in shipyard at Shimonoseki
    SST I-6 beginning refit in shipyard at Shimonoseki
    Hakodate NavSuppDet Base Force takes replacements from Asahikawa
    Hakodate NavSuppDet Base Force's TOE was upgraded to L4 Naval Support Base Force at Hakodate
    Muroran NavSuppDet Base Force's TOE was upgraded to L4 Naval Support Base Force at Muroran
    Fusan Naval Base Force's TOE was upgraded to L4 Naval Support Base Force at Fusan
    2d IJAAvSS Hq 's TOE was upgraded to T9 42R IAFAG HQ at IJAS Iwakuni
    38th ArmyAvMaint Co 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.3 at Harbin
    58th NavAvSS Hq Force's TOE was upgraded to T9 42 NavHq Air Force at Soc Trang
    118th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.3 at Harbin
    119th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.3 at Harbin
    120th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.3 at Harbin
    121st ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.3 at Harbin

    Placed a number of vessels in repair yards for upgrade, CL's to upgrade AA fit, DD's to upgrade ASW fit with minor additional 25mm AA added. Shanghai and Tientsin are two former Momo 2d class DD's, the Kashi and Yanagi (was being used as training hulk). Upon repair will be transferred to new Republic of China for training escort crews and eventually assuming some escort duties between China and the Home Islands.SST's will be refitted for transport of cargo and berthing areas for SNLF raiding forces.
     
  9. Carronade

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    You've got a lot to keep track of! What are the AA mods on the CLs? We had discussed acquiring Bofors 40mm guns for surface combatants, and I think the group was generally in favor of that, is it feasible? If so, when would we plan to start those installations? Domo arigato!
     
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    It is a lot, but the game interface makes it fairly easy. The Combat and Operation reports that I have been posting are generated by the game. The events are related by message and/or animation as they occur. Many times, especially when things are really active the messages come across so rapidly it's hard to keep up. Rather than miss something I always go back and read these two reports so I don't miss something. Now, I cut and paste them here and read over them, instead of doing it within the game to avoid duplicating effort. I have not been posting the naval sighting report (among others) because we are not yet at war with the west. When the time comes I will add it so that the council will have full access to reported naval movements. Be forewarned though, just like in real life the reports are prone to error and misidentification. Fog-of-war and all that.

    IIRC, I did them way back when we were discussing that area, but I do have notes, this is what will occur.
    -The 5.5"/50 3d year type, 25 degree elevation guns will be replaced by 5"/40 Type 89's on a one for one basis. The 3d year type mount weighs 5.5 tons the Type 89 3.05 tons. I think I went with electrical train.
    -Land seaplane, catapult, and associated handling gear.
    -Build deckhouse to mount #2 gun on to make it super firing. Deckhouse will serve as an upper handling room.
    -add four twin 25mm mounts each side.
    -add one centerline twin 25mm mount.
    -Upgrade fire control
    -fair funnels into two vs current three to improve firing arcs.
    -Add Combat Information Center

    That's what I remember. There are also upgrades placed into the data base to replace the 25mm with 40mm bofors, add 20mm Oerlikons, add surface and/or air search radar, and numerous other variations, we can pick and choose but the device (weapon or equipment) must be available. At present the 40mm is not available and the Oerlikon production is just now being set up. We will add the light AA as yard time is available.

    [​IMG]
    Kuma class light cruiser

    Possibly. I'd like to have them. I've added them as a device and have variants of the various classes mounting them. We must acquire them within the game. We could wait and capture them from the Brits (historically the British lost 100 bofors to the Japanese at Singapore. Of these 24 were captured in an operable condition and an additional 56 were quickly repaired.) Or we can try and obtain plans, examples and the machine tools to manufacture them through Germany. It's my understanding that Krupp had about a 1/3 holding in Bofors up until 1931 when Sweden passed a law limiting foreign ownership of Swedish industry. Germany does have production up and going in Norway and Hungary. We can either go through Krupp and try to seal a deal with bofors, go through Germany itself via their production facilities or best option, use both avenues. We need to dispatch a diplomatic team to Germany to negotiate a number of cooperation agreements.

    Hope this answers your question.

    Edit: Just noticed I wrote 5"/45 Type 89, should be 5"/40-corrected.
     
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    Tuesday 07 October 1941

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 06, 41
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    Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

    Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 5
    Ki-51 Sonia x 32

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    10 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 17th Chinese Base Force ...
    Also attacking Changsha ...
    Also attacking 74th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking Changsha ...
    Also attacking 17th Chinese Base Force ...

    We were able to identify two units at Changsha the 17th Chinese Base Force and 74th Chinese Corps. We need to develop a good OOB for forces located there in preparation for eventual operations against that location. Our BDA indicated poor effect on targets.
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    Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

    Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 18

    Allied aircraft
    no flights

    No Japanese losses

    Allied aircraft losses
    SB-III: 5 damaged

    Airbase hits 4
    Runway hits 9

    Aircraft Attacking:
    18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb


    Our second attack was more effective damaging 5 enemy aircraft, airstrip and facilities.
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    Morning Air attack on Lusu War Area , at 92,50 (Hwaiyin)

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid spotted at 11 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    22 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb


    Still not sure of the intentions of these forces, we are continuing to attrit and suppress them.
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    Morning Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, at 79,58 (F0B 7958)

    Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

    Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 20

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    68 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    20 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, at 80,59 (F0B 8059)

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

    Raid spotted at 6 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 13

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    51 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    9 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 720 troops, 72 guns, 24 vehicles, Assault Value = 250

    Defending force 1175 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

    Japanese ground losses:
    Vehicles lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

    Allied ground losses:
    126 casualties reported
    Squads: 6 destroyed, 5 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    Pengpu MP Co.
    4th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    5th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    6th Field Artillery Regiment

    Defending units:
    89th Chinese Corps

    We continue to use our artillery to good effect against 89th ChiCorps, making their operations against our defensive positions quite costly. Their intend might have been to draw us into attempting to reinforce our position and thereby derail our plans for a slow systematic clearing and holding of territory. If so it didn't work. We do have small forces currently clearing the MSR and setting up a chain of positions to hold what we clear.
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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1380 troops, 108 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 365

    Defending force 2003 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 54

    Allied ground losses:
    206 casualties reported
    Squads: 9 destroyed, 5 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    51st Chinese Corps
    69th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1067 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 18

    Defending force 7833 troops, 120 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 250

    Allied ground losses:
    85 casualties reported
    Squads: 2 destroyed, 5 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    89th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    Pengpu MP Co.
    5th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    4th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    6th Field Artillery Regiment

    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 06, 41

    Location grid 8259 is occupied by the Japanese
    Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Pakhoi
    Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Kwangchowan
    CS Convoy TF 4 will load Fuel at Hirosaki/Aomori for return to Hakodate
    CS Convoy TF 11 will load Resources at Haiphong for return to Samah
    CS Convoy TF 5 begins loading Oil at Muroran for delivery to Ominato
    Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Pakhoi
    Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Kwangchowan
    CS Convoy TF 4 will load Fuel at Hirosaki/Aomori for return to Hakodate
    CS Convoy TF 7 will load Supplies at Fukuoka for return to Fusan
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Hong Kong
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changsha
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changsha
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changsha
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily from 204th BmbAttk Grp is damaged on landing
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Hong Kong
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changteh
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Aparri
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changteh
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Changteh
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of San Fernando
    CA-03 Aoba beginning refit in shipyard at Nagasaki/Sasebo
    CA-04 Kinugasa beginning refit in shipyard at Nagasaki/Sasebo
    CA-01 Furutaka beginning refit in shipyard at Nagasaki/Sasebo
    CA-02 Kako beginning refit in shipyard at Nagasaki/Sasebo
    Hakodate NavSuppDet Base Force takes replacements from Sapporo
    Muroran NavSuppDet Base Force takes replacements from Sapporo
    104th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.2 at Wuchang
     
  12. Carronade

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    You know me, can't resist offering a suggestion, I had thought of 3-4 twin 5" in place of centerline 5.5s. The side positions aren't that good for AA, although they might do for some of the light automatic weapons.
     
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    is there a way of doing a screen shot, it would be nice to have a visual
     
  14. Takao

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    How is our production rate of the Type 89 mounts? IIRC, Japan had fallen behind in production, as the Akagi was sunk before her 5-inch DP mounts could be fitted.
     
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    We actually have some excess capacity in our armaments production facilities, we can incrementally increase production. Plus, one thing I did not understand is why they mounted so many as shore batteries (362 according to NavWeapons). What I did, was opted to assign the 5.5" SP guns to be removed to shore batteries. We can afford to have seperate anti-ship, and anti-air guns at our shore installations. Besides the 5.5" has better performance in the anti-ship role, while the Type 89 is better in the AA role. Seemed a logical redistribution.
     
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    Wednesday 08 October 1941

    Gentlemen,

    Yesterday was a busy day.

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 07, 41
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    Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 7
    Ki-51 Sonia x 42

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

    Runway hits 2

    Aircraft Attacking:
    18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 10th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking Changsha ...
    Also attacking 17th Chinese Base Force ...
    Also attacking Changsha ...
    Also attacking 10th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking Changsha ...

    We can now add the 10th Chinese Corps to units identified at Changsha, added to the 17th Chinese Base Force and 74th Chinese Corps already identified.

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    Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 13

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    13 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on Lusu War Area , at 92,50 (Hwaiyin)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    22 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 28

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    154 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 14 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    10 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    9 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    9 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 6
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 31

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    98 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 10 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    14 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    14 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, at 79,58

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 3
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 20

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    20 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, at 80,59

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 11

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    41 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 5 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    8 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 1st RoC ReserveArmy Corps, at 91,52 (Nanking)

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 12

    Allied aircraft
    A-29A Hudson x 3

    No Japanese losses

    No Allied losses

    CAP engaged:
    17th Fighter Hikota with Ki-27B Nate (4 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    4 plane(s) intercepting now.
    Group patrol altitude is 15000
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes



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    Morning Air attack on 10th Anking Regiment, at 88,52 (Anking)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A5M4 Claude x 18

    Allied aircraft
    SB-III x 2

    No Japanese losses

    No Allied losses

    CAP engaged:
    JVNF-03 with A5M4 Claude (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    6 plane(s) intercepting now.
    Group patrol altitude is 10000
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 18 minutes



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    Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 720 troops, 72 guns, 23 vehicles, Assault Value = 253

    Defending force 1011 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

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

    Assaulting units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    Pengpu MP Co.
    4th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    5th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    6th Field Artillery Regiment

    Defending units:
    89th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1380 troops, 108 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 365

    Defending force 1850 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 42

    Allied ground losses:
    163 casualties reported
    Squads: 19 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    69th Chinese Corps
    51st Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at (76,59)

    Japanese Shock attack

    Attacking force 3465 troops, 0 guns, 300 vehicles, Assault Value = 177

    Defending force 4698 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 175

    Japanese adjusted assault: 163

    Allied adjusted defense: 51

    Japanese assault odds: 3 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE F0B 7659 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Defender: terrain(+), leaders(+), morale(-), experience(-)
    Attacker: shock(+), leaders(+)

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

    Allied ground losses:
    1443 casualties reported
    Squads: 86 destroyed, 46 disabled
    Non Combat: 52 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 22 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Guns lost 17 (9 destroyed, 8 disabled)
    Units retreated 1

    Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

    Assaulting units:
    15th Armored Battalion
    3d Light Tank Battalion
    4th Med Tank Battalion

    Defending units:
    2nd Prov Chinese Corps

    This action took place sw of Canton. Chinese forces were defending along the south bank of the XI River. The IJA mechanized units had left the infantry formations of the task force behind and these infantry and artillery units were outside of supporting range. The officer commanding the armored/mech element decided to force a crossing before the Chinese could further improve and reinforce their position. He did so and managed to shatter the defending forces with the hostile forces retreating norhwest towards Wuchow. The HQ commanding ordered a pursuit and we concur. Though there is a strong case to justify the commanders aggresive action, we need to keep an eye on the commanding officers of the three units involved to insure they're not overly aggressive. Our doctrine stresses combined arms, and/or maneuver warfare whenever possible. It appears most of our casualties were in the mechanized infantry squads. Commanders were 15th Armored Battalion-Col. C. Oye, 3d Light Tank Battalion-Col. R. Imazato, and 4th Med Tank Battalion-Col. E. Ishimori.
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Shock attack

    Attacking force 6434 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

    Defending force 9874 troops, 154 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 283

    Allied adjusted assault: 52

    Japanese adjusted defense: 419

    Allied assault odds: 1 to 8 (fort level 4)

    Combat modifiers
    Defender: terrain(+), forts(+), preparation(-), experience(-)
    Attacker: shock(+), disruption(-)

    Japanese ground losses:
    24 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Allied ground losses:
    761 casualties reported
    Squads: 13 destroyed, 118 disabled
    Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Engineers: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    98th SASO
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    97th SASO
    21st Sinyang
    90th SASO
    95th SASO
    91st SASO
    96th SASO
    93d SASO
    94th SASO
    92d SASO
    99th SASO
    6th Seige Gun Brigade
    103d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    102d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    9th C.China SASO Detachment

    The Chinese made a ground assault on our defensive positions at Sinyang which we repulsed with moderately heavy losses being inflicted on the attackers. Enemy units involved were the 12th and 29th Chinese Corps, we have intelligence that an additional four Corps are in the vicinity of Sinyang with an additional six near Ichang, at least two Corps are located in the area between these locations, we suspect to support and exploit any advantage that may be forced.
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    Ground combat at vicinity 7156 (71,56)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 8102 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 162

    Defending force 48262 troops, 618 guns, 528 vehicles, Assault Value = 1391

    Allied ground losses:
    82 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 10 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    52nd Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    5th Med. Tank Battalion
    41st Infantry Brigade
    4th Lt. Tank Battalion
    40th Infantry Brigade
    5th Lt. Tank Battalion
    42d Infantry Regimental Combat Team
    48th Infantry Division
    40th Corps

    This is the 40th Corps advance east out of Lang Son towards Nanning.
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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 18426 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 963

    Defending force 9028 troops, 119 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 327

    Allied ground losses:
    789 casualties reported
    Squads: 37 destroyed, 49 disabled
    Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    68th Chinese Corps
    2nd Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    Ichang MP Co.
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade


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    Ground combat at Hangchow (90,55)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 4495 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

    Defending force 10741 troops, 228 guns, 196 vehicles, Assault Value = 232

    Allied ground losses:
    234 casualties reported
    Squads: 6 destroyed, 19 disabled
    Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Engineers: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    88th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    9th Armored
    63d SASO
    62d SASO
    68th SASO
    10th Armored
    25th Hangchow Battalion
    25th Hangchow Battalion
    67th SASO
    61st SASO
    60th SASO
    66th SASO
    65th SASO
    64th SASO
    69th SASO
    10th FA Regiment
    5th Heavy FA Field Artillery Battalion
    11th FA Regiment
    9th FA Regiment
    7th S China Army
    6th C.China SASO Detachment

    This is a Chinese threat to the major population, economic center at Hangchow. Enemy shelling of the city caused minimal civilian and no military casualties. Effective counter batter fire inflicted significant losses to the threatening force. General Nishio and I had agreed to the principal of offensive action in limited areas using overwhelming force, while retaining a defensive posture in other areas. Wherever we cleared with offensive actions we would hold and secure afterwards. We have done so at Pengpu, Kweiteh, Ichang and Sinyang, we can not afford to do so at Hangchow. I have ordered a limited offensive by forces there to drive back and if possible destroy threatening forces.
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    Ground combat at Pengpu (90,50)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 936 troops, 17 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 6

    Defending force 7860 troops, 120 guns, 27 vehicles, Assault Value = 253

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

    Assaulting units:
    89th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    Pengpu MP Co.
    4th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    5th 320mm Mortar Battalion
    6th Field Artillery Regiment

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    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 07, 41

    Grid 8260 is occupied by the Japanese
    Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Kwangchowan
    CS Convoy TF 7 will load Supplies at Fukuoka for return to Fusan
    CS Convoy TF 18 will load Supplies at Hirosaki/Aomori for return to Hakodate
    E7K2 Alf sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 86,61 near Foochow, speed 14, Moving East
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Hong Kong
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changsha
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Laoag
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changsha
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changsha
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Laoag
    Ki-51 Sonia from 13th LtBmb Hikotai is damaged on landing
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily from 203d BmbAttk Grp is damaged on landing
    E7K2 Alf reports suspected submarine at 86, 60 near Foochow
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changteh
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changteh
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at San Fernando
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changteh
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Changteh
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos vicinity 7659
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of San Fernando
    CS Convoy TF 3 begins loading Oil at Shikuka for delivery to Sapporo
    CS Convoy TF 7 begins loading Resources at Fusan for delivery to Fukuoka
    CS Convoy TF 11 begins loading Supplies at Samah for delivery to Haiphong
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 7659 !!!
    DD-12 Hokaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-11 Tachikaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-13 Nokaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-14 Namikaze beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    I have ordered select SNLF units to begin upgrading organization and equipment in preparation for our planned late November offensive.
    30th SNLF - some devices have been upgraded at Cam Ranh Bay
    31st SNLF - some devices have been upgraded at Cam Ranh Bay
    32d SNLF - some devices have been upgraded at Cam Ranh Bay
    33d SNLF - some devices have been upgraded at Cam Ranh Bay
    34th SNLF - some devices have been upgraded at Cam Ranh Bay
    35th SNLF - some devices have been upgraded at Cam Ranh Bay
    2d Yokosuka SNLF Battalion - some devices have been upgraded at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    6th Yokosuka SNLF Battalion takes replacements from Tokyo
    Fusan Naval Base Force takes replacements from Rashin
    121st ArmyAvMaint C takes replacements from Rashin
    Device(s) upgraded in 30th SNLF supplied from Cam Ranh Bay
    Device(s) upgraded in 31st SNLF supplied from Cam Ranh Bay
    Device(s) upgraded in 32d SNLF supplied from Cam Ranh Bay
    Device(s) upgraded in 33d SNLF supplied from Cam Ranh Bay
    Device(s) upgraded in 34th SNLF supplied from Cam Ranh Bay
    Device(s) upgraded in 35th SNLF supplied from Cam Ranh Bay
    30th SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42 SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    31st SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42 SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    32d SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42 SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    33d SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42 SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    34th SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42 SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    35th SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42 SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    104th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.3 at Wuchang
    2d Yokosuka SNLF Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T42 SNLF Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    6th Yokosuka SNLF Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T42 SNLF Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    8th Yokosuka SNLF Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T42 SNLF Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    10th SNLF Field Artillery Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T-42 SNLF Field Artillery Regiment at Yokohama/Yokosuka
     
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    Starting to "feel" this thread.
    Thought MrP was feverishly typing out all that info... but still, great reading.
     
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    Thursday 09 October 1941

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 08, 41
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    Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 19

    No Japanese losses

    Airbase hits 2
    Runway hits 5

    Aircraft Attacking:
    19 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 6
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 22

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    97 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    10 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    9 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 6,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 3
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 31

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    14 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    14 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, at 79,58

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

    Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 1,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 20

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily: 1 damaged

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    20 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, at 80,59

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 8

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb
    2 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 10th Anking Regiment, at 88,52 (Anking)

    Weather in hex: Light rain

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A5M4 Claude x 18

    Allied aircraft
    SB-III x 3

    No Japanese losses

    No Allied losses

    CAP engaged:
    JVNF-03 with A5M4 Claude (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    6 plane(s) intercepting now.
    Group patrol altitude is 10000
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 13 minutes



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    Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, at 77,58

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 6

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    29 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 7
    Ki-51 Sonia x 30

    Allied aircraft
    no flights

    No Japanese losses

    Allied aircraft losses
    DB-3M: 1 destroyed on ground

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

    Airbase hits 2
    Runway hits 4

    Aircraft Attacking:
    15 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    15 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 10th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking Changsha ...
    Also attacking 10th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking Changsha ...


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    Afternoon Air attack on Lusu War Area , at 92,50 (Hwaiyin)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

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

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 18

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1380 troops, 108 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 364

    Defending force 1667 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 37

    Allied ground losses:
    217 casualties reported
    Squads: 27 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    69th Chinese Corps
    51st Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at Hangchow (90,55)

    Japanese Shock attack

    Attacking force 4584 troops, 200 guns, 196 vehicles, Assault Value = 232

    Defending force 4285 troops, 41 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 148

    Japanese adjusted assault: 83

    Allied adjusted defense: 13

    Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1

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

    Japanese ground losses:
    48 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Allied ground losses:
    1177 casualties reported
    Squads: 75 destroyed, 8 disabled
    Non Combat: 42 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 3 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Guns lost 5 (2 destroyed, 3 disabled)
    Units retreated 1

    Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

    Assaulting units:
    25th Hangchow Battalion
    67th SASO
    60th SASO
    64th SASO
    66th SASO
    9th Armored
    65th SASO
    68th SASO
    10th Armored
    61st SASO
    63d SASO
    62d SASO
    25th Hangchow Battalion
    69th SASO
    7th S China Army
    9th FA Regiment
    10th FA Regiment
    11th FA Regiment
    5th Heavy FA Field Artillery Battalion
    6th C.China SASO Detachment

    Defending units:
    88th Chinese Corps

    This is the counter attack I ordered yesterday. Total forces involved were comparable in numbers of soldiers, but our armored units flanking and leading the frontal assault plus strong artillery support resulted in a very lopsided victory in our favor. We need to be religious in adhering to our combined arms doctrine. Enemy forces retreated from the immediate area. I have ordered no pursuit since I do not wish to allow Chinese actions to cause us to deviate from our overall plan. A pursuit could lead to further combat, not necessarily from a position of advantage for our forces and draw additional units and resources into a fight we did not seek. We retain the strategic initiative.
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    Ground combat at grid 7859

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 10851 troops, 126 guns, 50 vehicles, Assault Value = 312

    Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

    Japanese adjusted assault: 246

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 246 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces secure grid 7859 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker:

    Assaulting units:
    18th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
    19th Infantry Regimental Combat Team

    This is the grid immediately east of Canton. Small enemy forces had been spotted there but apparently pulled back before our forces. No contact made, but area was cleared and secured. A SASO company has been ordered to this location to establish a FOB (Forward Operating Base) which they will garrison and use to patrol the area and commence security and stability operations.
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    Ground combat at grid 9248

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 388 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 88

    Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

    Japanese adjusted assault: 8

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces secure grid 9248 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker:

    Assaulting units:
    19th Haichow
    1st Mech Infantry Battalion
    31st SASO

    This is the grid immediately west of Haichow and incorporates the area between Haichow and Suchow and contains the MSR (road and rail) from the port at Haichow, through Suchow and continuing to Kweiteh where are forces are currently in contact. The 31st SASO Company will set up an FOB to secure this section of the MSR and the surrounding agricultural area. I have ordered the 19th Haichow (RoC) back to Haichow to upgrade, take reinforcements and begin training. The 1st Mech Infantry Battalion will continue through Suchow and towards Kweiteh clearing the MSR. Only scattered enemy forces were present and they dispersed without giving battle.
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 3951 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 190

    Defending force 9842 troops, 154 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 280

    Allied ground losses:
    1964 casualties reported
    Squads: 76 destroyed, 55 disabled
    Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Engineers: 2 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 18 (12 destroyed, 6 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    94th SASO
    98th SASO
    95th SASO
    90th SASO
    96th SASO
    97th SASO
    91st SASO
    93d SASO
    92d SASO
    21st Sinyang
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    99th SASO
    6th Seige Gun Brigade
    103d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    102d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    9th C.China SASO Detachment

    The 12th and 29th Chinese Corps that were involved in yesterdays assault continue to remain in position to renew their assault. Heavy artillery fire directed by spotting aircraft enabled us to bring fire on their forces as they attempted to assemble to renew the assault. I have forbidden a counter attack at this time because we know there are at least four other Chinese Corps in the vicinity.
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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 439 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 35

    Defending force 13940 troops, 189 guns, 92 vehicles, Assault Value = 364

    Allied ground losses:
    115 casualties reported
    Squads: 14 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    69th Chinese Corps
    51st Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion


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    Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5835 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 199

    Defending force 10010 troops, 86 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 272

    Allied ground losses:
    195 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 24 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    3rd New Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    81st SASO
    80th SASO
    88th SASO
    87th SASO
    86th SASO
    82d SASO
    84th SASO
    83d SASO
    184th Regimental Combat Team
    85th SASO
    33d Nanchang Battalion
    89th SASO
    105th ArmyAvMaint C
    145th ArmyAvMaint C
    8th C.China SASO Detachment

    A new Chinese threat now at Nanchang.

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    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 08, 41

    Grid 8651 is occupied by the Japanese
    CS Convoy TF 18 will load Supplies at Hirosaki/Aomori for return to Hakodate
    CS Convoy TF 5 begins loading Oil at Muroran for delivery to Ominato
    Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Pakhoi
    E7K2 Alf reports submarine wake at 86, 60 near Foochow
    E7K2 Alf sighting report: 7 Allied ships at 86,61 near Foochow, speed 20, Moving Southeast
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changsha
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Aparri
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Changsha
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Changsha
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at San Fernando
    E7K2 Alf reports turbulence in water at 86, 61 near Foochow
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Changteh
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Chengchow
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Aparri
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Chengchow
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Chengchow
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of San Fernando
    Pilot killed in landing accident of Ki-15-II Babs from 8th Recon Hikotai
    A5M4 Claude from JVNF-08 is damaged on landing
    Japanese forces secure grid 7859 !!!
    Japanese forces secure grid 9248 !!!
    Port Arthur expands airfield to size 5
    Canton expands fortifications to size 2
    Vichy Colonial Army DISPERSES!
    This concerns me.
    2d Yokosuka SNLF Battalion - some devices have been upgraded at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    6th Yokosuka SNLF Battalion - some devices have been upgraded at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    8th Yokosuka SNLF Battalion - some devices have been upgraded at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    6th Yokosuka SNLF Battalion takes replacements from Nagano
    8th Yokosuka SNLF Battalion takes replacements from Nagano
    30th SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42B SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    31st SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42B SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    32d SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42B SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    33d SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42B SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    34th SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42B SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    35th SNLF 's TOE was upgraded to T42B SNLF Co. at Cam Ranh Bay
    104th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.4 at Wuchang
    2d Yokosuka SNLF Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T43 SNLF Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    6th Yokosuka SNLF Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T43 SNLF Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    8th Yokosuka SNLF Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T43 SNLF Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    Suchow IJAF Engineer Aviation Battalion arrives at Suchow
    Haichow Base Force arrives at Haichow
    Weihsien IJAF Engineer Aviation Battalion arrives at Weihsien
    Chefoo Base Force arrives at Chefoo
    1046th AA Battalion arrives at Swatow
    1045th AA Battalion arrives at Foochow
    1044th AA Battalion arrives at Anking
    1043d AA Battalion arrives at Nanking
    1042d AA Battalion arrives at Nanchang
    1041st AA Battalion arrives at Hankow
    1040th AA Battalion arrives at Hangchow
    1039th AA Battalion arrives at Shanghai
    Shanghai SNBF HQ Detachment arrives at Shanghai
    Shanghai SN Base Force arrives at Shanghai
    Shanghai SNLF Battalion arrives at Shanghai
    Amoy SNBF HQ Detachment arrives at Amoy
    Amoy SN Base Force arrives at Amoy
    Amoy SNLF Battalion arrives at Amoy
    Swatow SNBF HQ Detachment arrives at Swatow
    Swatow SN Base Force arrives at Swatow
    Swatow SNLF Battalion arrives at Swatow
     
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    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 09, 41
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    Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 29 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 7
    Ki-51 Sonia x 27

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    18 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    6 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 74th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 10th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking Changsha ...
    Also attacking 74th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 33 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 13

    No Japanese losses

    Airbase hits 1
    Airbase supply hits 1
    Runway hits 7

    Aircraft Attacking:
    13 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on Lusu War Area , at 92,50 (Hwaiyin)

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

    Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 18,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    22 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on Changsha , at 82,52

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 20,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 4
    Ki-51 Sonia x 15

    No Japanese losses

    Airbase supply hits 1
    Runway hits 3

    Aircraft Attacking:
    15 x Ki-51 Sonia bombing from 15000 feet
    Airfield Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, grid 77,58

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 6
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 45

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    131 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    13 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    23 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    9 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 62nd Chinese Corps, grid 77,58

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 3
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 14

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    14 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, grid 79,58

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

    Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 20

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily: 1 damaged

    Allied ground losses:
    59 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    20 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, grid 80,59

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 7

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    4 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 220lb GP Bomb, 4 x 33lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 86th Infantry Division, at 86,60 (Foochow)

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 25,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A5M4 Claude x 12

    Allied aircraft
    A-29A Hudson x 1

    No Japanese losses

    Allied aircraft losses
    A-29A Hudson: 1 destroyed

    CAP engaged:
    JVNF-02 with A5M4 Claude (8 airborne, 8 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    8 plane(s) intercepting now.
    Group patrol altitude is 10000
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 21 minutes

    Training flight from JVNF-02 has been caught up in attack


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    Morning Air attack on 1044th AA Battalion, at 88,52 (Anking)

    Weather in hex: Light rain

    Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A5M4 Claude x 18

    Allied aircraft
    SB-III x 3

    No Japanese losses

    Allied aircraft losses
    SB-III: 2 destroyed

    CAP engaged:
    JVNF-03 with A5M4 Claude (6 airborne, 12 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    6 plane(s) intercepting now.
    Group patrol altitude is 10000
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 27 minutes



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    Morning Air attack on 1044th AA Battalion, at 88,52 (Anking)

    Weather in hex: Light rain

    Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A5M4 Claude x 12

    Allied aircraft
    SB-III x 2

    No Japanese losses

    No Allied losses

    CAP engaged:
    JVNF-03 with A5M4 Claude (0 airborne, 4 on standby, 0 scrambling)
    8 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
    Group patrol altitude is 10000 , scrambling fighters between 10000 and 17000.
    Time for all group planes to reach interception is 91 minutes



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    Ground combat at grid 7156

    Japanese Shock attack

    Attacking force 48261 troops, 618 guns, 528 vehicles, Assault Value = 1390

    Defending force 8038 troops, 33 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 155

    Japanese adjusted assault: 1081

    Allied adjusted defense: 33

    Japanese assault odds: 32 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces secure grid 7156 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Defender: terrain(+), leaders(-), morale(-), experience(-)
    Attacker: shock(+)

    Japanese ground losses:
    57 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

    Allied ground losses:
    3919 casualties reported
    Squads: 111 destroyed, 59 disabled
    Non Combat: 152 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 28 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 17 (11 destroyed, 6 disabled)
    Units retreated 1

    Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

    Assaulting units:
    42d Infantry Regimental Combat Team
    5th Med. Tank Battalion
    40th Infantry Brigade
    41st Infantry Brigade
    4th Lt. Tank Battalion
    5th Lt. Tank Battalion
    48th Infantry Division
    40th Corps

    Defending units:
    52nd Chinese Corps

    Again this is our drive from Lang Son east towards Nanning. General Shizuichi Tanaka commanding 40th Corps fought a fine battle, decimating the 52d Chinese Corps, the remnants now retreating towards Nanning. I have ordered him to pursue all the way to Nanning and if the situation is favorable be prepared to capture that location. I order recon flights of that location to commence immediately.
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    Ground combat at grid 7758

    Japanese Shock attack

    Attacking force 31155 troops, 337 guns, 553 vehicles, Assault Value = 959

    Defending force 3571 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 93

    Japanese adjusted assault: 863

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 863 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces capture grid 7758 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Defender: leaders(+), disruption(-), morale(-), experience(-)
    Attacker: shock(+)

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

    Allied ground losses:
    2630 casualties reported
    Squads: 119 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 57 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 18 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 38 (21 destroyed, 17 disabled)
    Units retreated 1

    Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

    Assaulting units:
    14th Armored Battalion
    46th Infantry Division
    16th Armored Battalion
    12th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
    2d Light Tank Battalion
    14th Infantry Battalion
    3d Med Tank Battalion
    10th Corps

    Defending units:
    62nd Chinese Corps

    This is the northern arm of the 10th Corps advance west out of Canton. The area immediately NW of the city is now secured. Forces have been ordered to pursue retreating enemy towards Wuchow and be prepared to attack the city if the situation appears favorable. Aerial recon of city ordered.
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1680 troops, 96 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

    Defending force 8205 troops, 69 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 76

    Allied ground losses:
    248 casualties reported
    Squads: 27 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 2 (1 destroyed, 1 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    96th SASO
    91st SASO
    97th SASO
    95th SASO
    90th SASO
    21st Sinyang
    93d SASO
    98th SASO
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    92d SASO
    94th SASO
    99th SASO
    6th Seige Gun Brigade
    103d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    102d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    9th C.China SASO Detachment

    Defending units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1580 troops, 91 guns, 91 vehicles, Assault Value = 326

    Defending force 27751 troops, 144 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 873

    Allied ground losses:
    195 casualties reported
    Squads: 8 destroyed, 17 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    Ichang MP Co.
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade

    Defending units:
    68th Chinese Corps
    2nd Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1380 troops, 108 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 364

    Defending force 1453 troops, 1 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 36

    Allied ground losses:
    143 casualties reported
    Squads: 11 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 2 destroyed, 10 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    69th Chinese Corps
    51st Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at grid 6956

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 388 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

    Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

    Japanese adjusted assault: 8

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 8 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces secure grid 6956 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker: leaders(+), leaders(-)

    Assaulting units:
    145th SASO

    This area is the grid directly east of Hanoi and leading to Lang Son. The 145th SASO will build an FOB and secure the MSR through this area.
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    Ground combat at grid 6855

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 388 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

    Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

    Japanese adjusted assault: 4

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 4 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces secure 6855 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker: leaders(-)

    Assaulting units:
    146th SASO

    This is the grid directly NE of Hanoi, 146th SASO will establish a FOB and secure this area.
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    Ground combat at grid 6957

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 768 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

    Defending force 0 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 0

    Japanese adjusted assault: 14

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 14 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces secure grid 6957 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker:

    Assaulting units:
    147th SASO
    148th SASO

    This grid is to the SE of Hanoi and directly east of the port of Haiphong. 147th SASO will establish a FOB and secure this area. This gives us a continuous defensive arc from north of Hanoi se to the coast east of Haiphong and covering the southern approaces to Lang Son. The 148th SASO will continue east along the coastal road towards Pakhoi and clearing the area of enemy forces. If we capture Pakhoi the coastal road could provide an alternate supply route to an ancillary port.
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5563 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 66

    Defending force 9846 troops, 154 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

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

    Assaulting units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    95th SASO
    93d SASO
    92d SASO
    94th SASO
    21st Sinyang
    96th SASO
    91st SASO
    97th SASO
    98th SASO
    90th SASO
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    99th SASO
    102d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    103d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    6th Seige Gun Brigade
    9th C.China SASO Detachment


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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 17355 troops, 75 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 854

    Defending force 9022 troops, 119 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 326

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

    Assaulting units:
    2nd Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    Ichang MP Co.
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade
     

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