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Discussion in 'War in the Pacific' started by USMCPrice, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Poppy

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    Tokyo Rose
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l39iZb4uSpE

    News release:
    Chinese Japanese Relations Reach New Peak
    October 1941


    Out of character-
    ima idiot

    Could someone write a post along the lines of what MrP wants, I can take it from there.
    Could I see 3 or 4 different examples of what people here think should be written. Then I'd get the hang of what is expected..Have never done any type of role playing/war gaming/ school-lol...Don't know if am supposed to mesh history with this story/ supposed to read those amazingly long daily reports and incorporate- or just drink and write.
    Blogging is hard, but pretty sure some guys here could make a living writing online.
     
  2. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    No, you're not.

    Nope, you and I will do it together.

    We'll do it together...

    Yes, you are.

    No, it's not necessary to read the reports. They're generated by the game and I repost them so those interested can see what has happened each day. I just scan them myself. I add red comments to things I think important. The other day from that information, if you remember, Takao picked up on the fact that our KI-51's were level bombing instead of dive bombing, we adjusted by directly ordering the squadron commanders to dive bomb and our efficiency increased. The operations report has things like ship launchings, I look for ships finishing repair so I don't leave them sitting idle etc. You being a civilian in the game, I'd say just a quick scan to see if anything important has occurred. For instance the capture of Wuchow and Nanning on the 18th, would make a good story. First read up on the two cities here:

    http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/N/a/Nanning.htm

    http://pwencycl.kgbudge.com/W/u/Wuchow.htm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wang_Jingwei

    Now you just imagine how you might write a story to put the best spin on things, build public support and undermine enemy support.

    Dateline Canton, China 19 October 1941.

    Yesterday, Japanese forces captured the cities of Nanning and Wuchow from KMT Army units, in a pair of decisive victories. The Japanese operation started earlier this month, when a buildup of Chiang's KMT forces threatened the port city of Canton. In a series of offensive thrusts, the Japanese 10th and 40th Corps quickly defeated the numerically superior enemy and pushed back the KMT threat. The KMT forces, largely a mix of troops in the service of various Warlords and bandit chieftans loyal to Chiang Kai-shek, hastily retreated in the direction of Nanning and Wuchow with our forces in close pursuit.
    Wuchow, located about 200 miles up the Hsi branch of the Pearl River from Canton has long been occupied by KMT forces. The city of Nanning has been occupied since it was seized by enemy forces during fighting on 29 October, 1940.
    The liberation of Nanning occurred when the first units of 40th Corps arrived on the city's outskirts and saw the disorganized condition of Chiang's 52d Corps which had retreated to the city after an earlier defeat. Though only a portion of our forces had arrived our commander seeing the opportunity launched the attack. The city was quickly secured with minimal damage to the city or casualties to the civilian population. Our forces lost 23 killed and wounded. Casualties to Chiang's 52d Corps, 35th Army Group Headquarters and 9th KMT Base Force amounted to 2688 and additionally the capture of nine artillery pieces was reported.
    At Wuchow our 10th Corps was in the process of surrounding the city when circumstances required their commander to order the assault earlier than planned. The circumstances were that KMT forces were observed fortifying the city, preparing for a long drawn out seige. Such a seige would have resulted not only in increased losses to our own soldiers, but would invariably have resulted in great destruction to the city, large numbers of casualties to the civilian residents, and if protracted, the additional hardships of starvation and disease. Acting quickly, 40th Corps drove the KMT 62d Corps, 16th Army Group and 13th KMT Base Force from the city. Our casualties amounted to 52 killed and wounded. KMT forces retreated west leaving behind 1042 casualties and 25 artillery pieces and anti-tank guns.
    In supporting operations, the surrounding countryside has been cleared of the enemy and Republic of China's President, Wang Jingwei has pledged the full support of his government to re-establishing civil government and basic services to those brothers and sisters most recently returned to their Republic. Wang also hinted at larger governmental and land reforms in the works that will allow all the people of China to have the nation for which his friend and mentor, Sun Yat-sen dreamed.

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    Then you need to decide how you'd like to propogate the story. You might request permission from the council to establish Chinese language radio stations in each of the most populous or politically important cities. I'd say Canton, Shanghai, Nanking, Tsingtao, Tientsin and Peking to start. We also need to have the story printed in existing newspapers or to establish newpapers in those cities not currently served. There needs to be two versions, a local language version and in the largest cities and english language version. (If we expand the program into Indochina it needs to be local language/French versions) This is part of a long term plan, due to the small percentage of literate Chinese at present it will have only a minor effect. It will serve as a method to disseminate the information more widely as western nations will most likely obtain copies of these publications in order to gain intelligence. Long term as we educate the civilian populace, established newspapers will provide a means for us to disseminate information and manipulate public opinion. We might also manage to "smuggle" English language versions of the papers to persons within the United States who we wish to spread the news. Even longer term, there are large expatriate Chinese populations in Malaya and the DEI, newspapers distributed to these people will help build support and cooperation with Chinese people both internal and external to the Chinese mainland.
     
  3. Carronade

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    This seems reasonable, and it's close to the historic organization provided by Takao-san. I take it submarine divisions, 2-3 boats, do not play a role in the game? We should consider splitting the larger squadrons like #1, 13 boats, into more tactically useful units. Unless there is a distinct role for flag submarines, they should just be part of the squadrons.

    Naturally we'll have ASs positioned to supply and support the subs, but is there a value in linking AVs to submarine units? Subs will often operate outside the range of floatplanes or even flying boats; one of their important roles is providing the longest-distance reconnaissance. I see reconnaissance aircraft as more of a fleet or theater level asset, providing intelligence for use by all of our forces and commanders.

    I would certainly rather not tie up surface combatants as submarine flagships unless absolutely necessary. Hopefully our ASs can provide whatever command facilities are needed. I had suggested a couple of times retaining Taigei as an AS, but I don not recall much response, positive or negative. She would be an unusally expensive conversion since her engineering plant needs to be totally replaced to raise speed from 22 to around 28 knots, and she would still be a rather mediocre carrier. She will be useful in her designed role and could also serve as a fast transport if necessary. Can we agree on this?

    If we need flagships beyond the ASs, perhaps for 6th Fleet, we could use one or more of the Katoris. They would also be useful in our initial amphibious operations. The only major modification I recall discussing for them was replacing 5.5" guns and torpedo tubes with 5" AA.
     
  4. USMCPrice

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    I was more looking for a standard size, the subrons can be broken down into smaller component units/groups, depending upon the assigned mission. Agreed, on the flag submarines, though the game does assign the senior commander as task force commander, and his skills do effect the other boat captains in his task force/subron.

    Naturally we'll have ASs positioned to supply and support the subs, but is there a value in linking AVs to submarine units? Subs will often operate outside the range of floatplanes or even flying boats; one of their important roles is providing the longest-distance reconnaissance. I see reconnaissance aircraft as more of a fleet or theater level asset, providing intelligence for use by all of our forces and commanders.

    A reasonable suggestiong, we'll assign command to the AS and change the modification specifications for AS conversions to allow for additional command space.

    Seems a reasonable request, I will support whatever concensus the the Admiral's agree upon. We rely upon the opinions of yourself and Takao for all matters naval.

    Per our earlier discussions we were going to modify them to provide command space in order to serve as flagships for convoy escorts. We were going to up the AA and ASW weapons fit, at the expense of surface capability (i.e. torpedoes). In this configuration they should be able to perform well in either role.

    If we deploy our support units as far forward as possible we can extend the range or duration of our submarine patrols. Extending the patrol duration effectively increases the number of boats we have in an area. The transit time to and from support positions be they bases or AS need to be as short as possible. While a long range recon patrol of Pearl Harbor would not require the AV because the range of the sub is the primary capability, the same sub patrolling the sea lanes to Australia, duration on patrol is more important and range=duration.
    A forward deployed AS/AV combination would allow us to shorten the to/from transit time. It also allows us to utilize two of our more capable platforms to increase the capability and effectiveness of our subs. Basically, a sub can only control the area it can observe, aerial reconaissance extends the potential area that can be observed. Sightings would be relayed to the, command on the AS, and submarines would then be vectored to intercept points. The two platforms are the H6K (4,112 mi range)/H8K (4,440 mi range) flying boats with outstanding range and the multi-purpose F1M Pete floatplane. The flying boats can provide the range and the F1M's local security to include CAP against allied flying boats, and ASW/anti-shipping capability protecting the AS and allowing it to remain on station longer.
     
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    Office of Minister of War
    Tuesday 21 October 1941

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 20, 41
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    Morning Air attack on 68th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    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 9
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    3 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    12 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 32nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 8th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 19

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    9 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    6 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 16

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    10 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    2 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at grid 86,58
    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 39

    No Japanese losses

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

    Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 86th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 70th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 86th Chinese Corps, at grid 86,58

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

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

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

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    6 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 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 2nd Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

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

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 5
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 34

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    113 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 9 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

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

    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 75th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 2,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 21

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

    Allied ground losses:
    57 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    21 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 89th Chinese Corps, at grid 91,48

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 16,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 26

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb
    8 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb
    8 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb
    2 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at grid 90,56

    Weather in hex: Light rain

    Raid spotted at 35 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 28

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    63 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at grid 90,56

    Weather in hex: Light rain

    Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 13 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 17

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1680 troops, 96 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

    Defending force 6706 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 28

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

    Assaulting units:
    97th SASO
    91st SASO
    98th SASO
    95th SASO
    96th SASO
    21st Sinyang
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    90th SASO
    92d SASO
    94th SASO
    93d SASO
    99th SASO
    6th Seige Gun Brigade
    102d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    103d 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 = 287

    Defending force 46952 troops, 328 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1157

    Allied ground losses:
    194 casualties reported
    Squads: 8 destroyed, 9 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 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
    67th Chinese Corps

    32nd Chinese Corps
    45th Chinese Corps
    8th Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps


    The Chinese 32d Corps is new to the forces arrayed against Ichang.
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    Ground combat at grid 8448

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 8445 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 387

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

    Japanese adjusted assault: 383

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 383 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 8448 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker:

    Assaulting units:
    78th Infantry Division
    72d SASO
    73d SASO

    This is the last section of road between Hankow and Ichang. We will establish a FOB here to hold the MSR open and for the present time garrison it with the IJA 78th Division due to the large concentration of hostile Chinese forces in the area. The SASO company's will continue into Ichang to reinforce the defenders.
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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1380 troops, 108 guns, 36 vehicles, Assault Value = 411

    Defending force 538 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

    Allied ground losses:
    103 casualties reported
    Squads: 12 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    25th Infantry Battalion
    24th Infantry Brigade
    28th Infantry Battalion
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    69th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at grid 9444

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 388 troops, 4 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 CAPTURE grid 9444 !!!

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

    Assaulting units:
    21st SASO


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    Ground combat at grid 9246

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 388 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

    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 CAPTURE grid 9246 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker:

    Assaulting units:
    32d SASO
    35th SASO


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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5146 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

    Defending force 9857 troops, 154 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

    Assaulting units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps

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


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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 15381 troops, 114 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1142

    Defending force 8915 troops, 129 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 287

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

    Assaulting units:
    8th Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    2nd Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    45th Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps

    Defending 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


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    Ground combat at grid 9148

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 737 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 9

    Defending force 5879 troops, 58 guns, 115 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

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

    Assaulting units:
    89th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    30th SASO
    88th Infantry Battalion
    1st Mech Infantry Battalion
    1st-5th Cavalry Battalion
    34th SASO


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    Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5575 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 166

    Defending force 10678 troops, 152 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 275

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

    Assaulting units:
    3rd New Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    83d SASO
    85th SASO
    33d Nanchang Battalion
    81st SASO
    84th SASO
    184th Regimental Combat Team
    88th SASO
    80th SASO
    87th SASO
    82d SASO
    86th SASO
    89th SASO
    145th ArmyAvMaint C
    8th C.China SASO Detachment
    105th ArmyAvMaint C
    1042d AA Battalion
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    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 20, 41

    Grid 7857 is occupied by the Japanese
    Coastwatcher Report: 5 ships in port at Hong Kong
    Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Pakhoi
    CS Convoy TF 20 will load Supplies at Kagoshima for return to Shanghai
    Repairs completed on CV-05 Hiryu at Takao, ship returned to service
    CS Convoy TF 5 begins loading Oil at Muroran for delivery to Ominato
    E7K2 Alf reports shape below surface at 86, 61 near Foochow
    F1M2 Pete reports suspected submarine at 64, 72 near Cam Ranh Bay
    F1M2 Pete sighting report: 4 Allied ships at 64,72 near Cam Ranh Bay, speed 15, Moving Southwest
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Balabac
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Aparri
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Laoag
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily from 202d BmbAttk Grp is damaged on landing
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily from 203d BmbAttk Grp crashes on landing
    E7K2 Alf sighting report: 10 Allied ships at 83,62 near Amoy, speed 20, Moving Northwest
    E7K2 Alf reports object near surface at 83, 62 near Amoy
    Ki-51 Sonia from 15th LtBmb Hikotai is damaged on landing
    D3A1 Val from CVDB-08 is damaged on landing
    28 x MC-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ichang-Started airlift of ammunition and medical supplies into Ichang.
    Repairs completed on BB-05 Nagato at Babeldaob, ship returned to service
    CS Convoy TF 22 begins loading Resources at Shikuka for delivery to Sapporo
    CS Convoy TF 23 begins loading Resources at Hakodate for delivery to Hirosaki/Aomori
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 8448 !!!
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 9444 !!!
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 9246 !!!
    Vladivostok expands port to size 6
    Voroshilov expands airfield to size 5
    -Intell reports indicate Soviets expanding facilities at Vladivostock and Voroshilov.
    DD-F41 Shinonome beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-F42 Usugumo beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-F43 Shirakumo beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-F44 Isonami beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    DD-F45 Uranami beginning refit in shipyard at Hiroshima/Kure
    24th Shanghai Battalion - some devices have been upgraded at Shanghai
    RoC 1st National - some devices have been upgraded at Shanghai
    Delayed planes for the aircraft pool:
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    2d Imperial Guards Regimental Combat Team takes replacements from Bangkok
    18th Soochow Regiment takes replacements from Wuchang
    Tsingtao Naval Base Force takes replacements from Tsingtao
    52d Construction Engineer Battalion takes replacements from Shikuka
    13th Nanking Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-B RoC Infantry Regiment at Nanking
    14th Nanking Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-B RoC Infantry Regiment at Nanking
    3d Nanking Armored Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41 RoC Armored Regiment at Nanking
    22d Shanghai Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-B RoC Infantry Regiment at Shanghai
    23d Shanghai Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-B RoC Infantry Regiment at Shanghai
    24th Shanghai Regiment's TOE was upgraded to RoC Infantry Regiment at Shanghai
    RoC 1st National 's TOE was upgraded to RoC Infantry Co. at Shanghai
    1st RoC SASO Battalion's TOE was upgraded to RoC SASO Battalion at Shanghai
    2d RoC SASO Battalion's TOE was upgraded to RoC SASO Battalion at Shanghai
    3d RoC SASO Battalion's TOE was upgraded to RoC SASO Battalion at Shanghai
    4th RoC SASO Battalion's TOE was upgraded to RoC SASO Battalion at Shanghai
    5th RoC SASO Battalion's TOE was upgraded to RoC SASO Battalion at Shanghai
    111th SASO takes replacements for combat losses at F0B 8659
     
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    Wednesday 22 October 1941

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 21, 41
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    Morning Air attack on 8th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 14 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 5
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    9 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 32nd Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 3
    Ki-51 Sonia x 19

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    8 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    10 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    1 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 16

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    12 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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

    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 15

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    12 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: Severe storms

    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 24

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    56 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 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
    4 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 13th Chinese Base Force, at 75,57 , near Wuchow

    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-48-IB (UA) Lily x 20

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

    Allied ground losses:
    75 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 7 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 68th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 6
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 46

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

    Allied ground losses:
    193 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

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

    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

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

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 9

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    77 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 5 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    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 88th Chinese Corps, at grid 90,56

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 90,56

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 12

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 90,56

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 17

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on 89th Chinese Corps, at 91,48

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 28

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    11 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb
    5 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb
    7 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb
    1 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Ground combat at FOB 9148

    Japanese Shock attack

    Attacking force 5887 troops, 58 guns, 115 vehicles, Assault Value = 176

    Defending force 739 troops, 15 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 12

    Japanese adjusted assault: 167

    Allied adjusted defense: 4

    Japanese assault odds: 41 to 1

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

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

    Allied ground losses:
    593 casualties reported
    Squads: 25 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 20 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Guns lost 3 (2 destroyed, 1 disabled)
    Units retreated 1

    Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

    Assaulting units:
    88th Infantry Battalion
    1st Mech Infantry Battalion
    1st-5th Cavalry Battalion
    30th SASO
    34th SASO

    Defending units:
    89th Chinese Corps

    This position is on the road to the Huang river ssw of Suchow. Enemy forces retreat ssw towards river. Our troops pursue.
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    Ground combat at grid 9245

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 3031 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 97

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

    Japanese adjusted assault: 25

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 25 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 9245 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker: op mode(-)

    Assaulting units:
    1st-6th Cavalry Battalion
    2d-6th Cavalry Battalion
    6th Mountain Gun Battalion

    This clears half the Suchow/Tsinan highway and railroad.
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1672 troops, 96 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

    Defending force 6664 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 27

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

    Assaulting units:
    95th SASO
    94th SASO
    93d SASO
    90th SASO
    96th SASO
    91st SASO
    21st Sinyang
    98th SASO
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    92d SASO
    97th SASO
    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

    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 = 305

    Defending force 46612 troops, 328 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1131

    Allied ground losses:
    113 casualties reported
    Squads: 3 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    Ichang MP Co.
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    53d SASO /1
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade

    Defending units:
    45th Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    2nd Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    8th 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 = 411

    Defending force 454 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

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

    Assaulting units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    28th Infantry Battalion
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    69th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at grid 9056

    Japanese Shock attack

    Attacking force 1616 troops, 0 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 60

    Defending force 3160 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 77

    Japanese adjusted assault: 54

    Allied adjusted defense: 9

    Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 1)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 9056 !!!

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

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

    Allied ground losses:
    983 casualties reported
    Squads: 43 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 36 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 19 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 5 (4 destroyed, 1 disabled)
    Units retreated 1

    Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

    Assaulting units:
    9th Armored
    10th Armored

    Defending units:
    88th Chinese Corps

    Our forces drive 88th Corps our of the area immediately sw of Hangchow. Enemy forces outnumbered us by 2 to 1, but our armored/ mechanized forces proved their worth in handily defeating this enemy force.
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    Ground combat at grid 9057 (90,57)

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 2595 troops, 0 guns, 158 vehicles, Assault Value = 184

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

    Japanese adjusted assault: 45

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 45 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 9057 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker:

    Assaulting units:
    12th Armored Battalion
    51st Infantry Battalion
    100th SASO
    101st SASO
    50th Corps

    This attack secured the southern flank of 9th and 10th Armored Bn's in their attack on the 88th KMT Corps, also cleared the first 40 mile section of the coastal highway to Wenchow.
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    Ground combat at grid 8560

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 388 troops, 2 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

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

    Japanese adjusted assault: 7

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 7 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 8560 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker: leaders(-)

    Assaulting units:
    112th SASO


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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5132 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 24

    Defending force 9849 troops, 154 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

    Assaulting units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps

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


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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 11930 troops, 118 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1123

    Defending force 9296 troops, 132 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 305

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

    Assaulting units:
    45th Chinese Corps
    2nd Chinese Corps
    8th Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    Ichang MP Co.
    53d SASO /1
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade
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    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 21, 41

    Grid 9141 is occupied by the Japanese
    Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Pakhoi
    Coastwatcher Report: 7 ships in port at Hong Kong
    Coastwatcher Report: 1 ship in port at Pakhoi
    CS Convoy TF 7 will load Supplies at Fukuoka for return to Fusan
    CS Convoy TF 11 will load Resources at Haiphong for return to Samah
    CS Convoy TF 17 will load Resources at Cam Ranh Bay for return to Takao
    H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 9 Allied ships at 70,78 near Puerto Princesa, speed 16, Moving Southeast
    H6K4 Mavis reports radio transmissions at 59, 76 near Soc Trang
    E7K2 Alf reports object under water at 80, 65 near Swatow
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Balabac
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Laoag
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Banggi
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Laoag
    Ki-51 Sonia from 14th LtBmb Hikotai is damaged on landing
    D3A1 Val from CVDB-08 crashes on landing
    D3A1 Val from JVNDB-07 crashes on landing
    H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 6 Allied ships at 57,74 near Soc Trang, speed 11, Moving Southwest
    H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 63,76 near Cam Ranh Bay, speed 12, Moving West
    E7K2 Alf reports periscope at 83, 61 near Amoy
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Balabac
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at San Fernando
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Groot Natoena
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of San Fernando
    30 x MC-57-I Topsy transporting 53d SASO to Ichang-We begin airlifting reinforcements by air into Ichang.
    CS Convoy TF 4 begins loading Resources at Hakodate for delivery to Hirosaki/Aomori
    CS Convoy TF 18 begins loading Resources at Hakodate for delivery to Hirosaki/Aomori
    CS Convoy TF 35 begins loading Resources at Haiphong for delivery to Samah
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 9245 !!!
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 9056 !!!
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 9057 !!!
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 8560 !!!
    F0B 9148 expands fortifications to size 1
    F0B 9646 expands fortifications to size 1
    F0B 9745 expands fortifications to size 1
    CL-115 Kinu beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    CL-116 Abukuma beginning refit in shipyard at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division - some devices have been upgraded at Ichang
    24th Shanghai Regiment - some devices have been upgraded at Shanghai
    RoC 1st National - some devices have been upgraded at Shanghai
    Delayed planes for the aircraft pool:
    0 (1) x L2D3(N) Tabby
    Hakodate NavSuppDet Base Force takes replacements from Asahikawa
    Muroran NavSuppDet Base Force takes replacements from Asahikawa
    39th NavyAvMaint Co takes replacements from Hengchun
    62d Infantry Regimental Combat Team takes replacements from Hankow
    22d Shanghai Regiment takes replacements from Hankow
    23d Shanghai Regiment takes replacements from Hankow
    1st RoC SASO Battalion takes replacements from Hankow
    2d RoC SASO Battalion takes replacements from Hankow
    3d RoC SASO Battalion takes replacements from Hankow
    4th RoC SASO Battalion takes replacements from Hankow
    5th RoC SASO Battalion takes replacements from Hankow
    13th Nanking Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-A RoC Infantry Regiment at Nanking
    14th Nanking Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-A RoC Infantry Regiment at Nanking
    22d Shanghai Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-A RoC Infantry Regiment at Shanghai
    23d Shanghai Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-A RoC Infantry Regiment at Shanghai
    24th Shanghai Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-B RoC Infantry Regiment at Shanghai
    RoC 1st National Battalion's TOE was upgraded to RoC Infantry Battalion at Shanghai
    39th NavyAvMaint Co 's TOE was upgraded to IJN AvSupport Co.3 at Hengchun
    2d SNLF Lt.Tank Battalion arrives at Camp Fuji
    2d SNLF LAR Battalion arrives at Camp Fuji
     
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    We appear to be stabilizing the situation around Ichang. I am pleased to note that the Ki-48s we deployed to support that sector are taking action; did we do anything to 'stimulate' them? We also seem to be making good use of our air transport capability. Banzai to all concerned!
     
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    I agree that the situation appears to be stabilized, we now, or soon will have three SASO companies reinforcing the position, basically an additional Japanese battalion. (The SASO companies are an infantry company, reinforced with a 1/3d slice of the Bn's support unit, a 1/3 slice of the Bn weapons company, an engineer squad and AT gun section). Then we have the IJA 78th Infantry Division within easy supporting distance to the east holding the road open. The RoC 1st "Tiger" Division has begun taking on replacements, the MSR is open so we have an adequate flow of supplies moving forward. I wanted to send an engineer battalion to repair and improve the defenses, but I feared the KMT forces were planning to attack the reinforcements and didn't want to get a non-combat unit caught out in the open. I also believe that the KMT will renew it's efforts against Ichang, due to our discovery, two days ago, of a new Chinese Corps in the area, the 32d Corps. We also have the RoC 2d infantry Brigade and 2d Hankow Armored Car Co. heading in that direction, but dragging their feet.

    When I initially ordered them to deploy to Hankow, I left them under control of their squadron commanders, because I only intended them to be there a week to ten days. Independant command would prevent a new higher headquarters from fighting their reassignment when the immediate threat had passed. I placed them under control of the Aviation HQ at Wuchang because the commander was aggressive and had a good inspiration rating. That got them performing properly, but I'll have to use up some political good will (pay political points) to reassign them when the jobs done.

    Political points are an in game mechanism to make transferring units and firing leaders have a political cost to simulate real life. If we were playing the allies firing MacArthur would take a lot of political will and would be reflected in the political point cost to do so. Firing Joe Shmoe average Colonel would probably have no cost, unless he was well known and popular in which case his noteriety and popularity would incurr a cost to remove him, and a plus to assign him. Using the same example, taking military units from MacArthur would incurr a political penalty, where transferring units to him not so much, if any.
     
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    Back to the submarine question. I sent the Subron S-01 boats to Cam Rahn Bay, I intended from there at the proper time to have them move to the Straits of Malacca (in the area around Kuala Lumpur/Malacca) and have them attack British naval reinforcements that may be sent to relieve Singapore from Trincomalee, Ceylon. Subron S-02 I sent to Truk. It will operate against enemy shippling in the south Borneo/Celebes area, need more aerial recon to determine exactly where. I think we need a 6 boat subron divided into 3 x 2 boat divisions to perform visual recon on the US base at Pearl Harbor, and another similar group to keep an eye on the naval base at Cavite. These two subrons would be under strict orders to observe, but not engage shipping. That takes us up to 20 boats. We probably want another 4 boat subron to hit any British ships coming or going out of Singapore. Thoughts?
     
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    The Malacca straights are not the best territory for sub operations, water is shallow and there is a lack of maneuver room. An effective way is simply have anti shipping units at Bangkok with sufficient search units to cover the entrance and any ships going through will be at risk. Watching the Java Sumatra gap is better.
     
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    The game certainly is realistic, plenty of what Clausewitz called "friction". I hope it doesn't compromise our ability to deploy troops and particularly airpower as needed.

    Speaking of reality, we had discussed earlier the danger of detection if we send too many submarines through East Indies waters and straits to take up stations in the Indian Ocean. Granted there will not be specific anti-submarine patrols in peacetime, but there will be considerable merchant shipping, ferries, fishing boats, and warships making routine transits. Submarines are not immune to detection, especially on long transits which need to be mainly on the surface. In real life the British or Dutch authorities would become suspicious if they get reports of mystery submarines in their waters; maybe it's not an issue in the game.

    Don't we have intelligence assets in Oahu and the Philippines? Until the US enters the war, they should provide a reasonable level of information on US activity. Perhaps we should just keep a couple of subrons in the Marshalls and dispatch them towards Hawaii on the outbreak of hostilities.
     
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    It is shallow, the spot I'm suggesting runs 100-125 feet average. However, we're only talking 35-40 miles across, making it very hard for enemy ships to slip by. I think it prudent to risk a few submarines to stop or slow an enemy response since we're risking some of our carriers in the South China Sea. Our aircraft can control it during daytime. What I worry about is them making a high speed passage during the hours of darkness and potentially engaging our carriers in a surface engagement before we detect them. We will have strong surface forces deployed also, but I don't like to leave anything to chance.


    They have done a good job, but that's what you want in a simulation. The whole, "I issue orders" and the individual commanders traits determine how or if they're carried out is another level of realism I like though it can be frustrating. Like the issue with the KI-48's we sent to help at Ichang, it's the unexpected you have to deal with that makes it more realistic. The issue of having to make compromises and trade offs all adds to the realism as well.

    It is an issue and they can be spotted/discovered in various ways to include ship sighting, coastwatchers, aircraft, sigint, etc. (I haven't been posting the sigint report yet because it's really not needed at our present time, though I might start posting excerpts once we get close to going to war with the western powers or start increased operations in their waters). If you note we get a number of reported sigtings in our Ops Report, some excerpts from the last couple:

    H6K4 Mavis reports radio transmissions at 59, 76 near Soc Trang
    E7K2 Alf reports object under water at 80, 65 near Swatow
    H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 63,76 near Cam Ranh Bay, speed 12, Moving West
    E7K2 Alf reports periscope at 83, 61 near Amoy
    E7K2 Alf reports shape below surface at 86, 61 near Foochow
    F1M2 Pete reports suspected submarine at 64, 72 near Cam Ranh Bay
    E7K2 Alf reports oil slick at 79, 63 near Swatow
    Coastwatcher Report: 3 ships in port at Pakhoi
    Coastwatcher Report: 7 ships in port at Hong Kong

    At present I do send aircraft or ships to check out many of the sightings. If they're in an area that is not a threat at present I don't bother with them right now because we're not at war. I also don't bother the council with ASW surface patrols, or search aircraft, search arcs, etc. Once we're at war where these things might prove critical, I will report some or all of these. At anytime if any member requests specific information it will be provided if possible. Later on we'll need to plot them in order to determine suspected enemy movements. Many are false sightings, others are incorrect as to ship numbers, types, speed, course etc. any one or combination of them. Just like actual sighting reports in the war.

    A very good point I had not thought of Admiral. It would perhaps be wiser to use these human assets than to risk some unexpected event with our submarines causing the very war we're attempting to avoid. I will send a six boat subron to the Marshall's, as you suggest, to be used in two boat divisions to watch Pearl Harbor, if and when the council determines we need that asset in place.
     
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    Thursday 23 October 1941

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 22, 41
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    Morning Air attack on 68th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 8
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    5 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    8 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 32nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 32nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 75th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 19

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    14 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    5 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 16

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    8 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    8 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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

    Weather in hex: Heavy cloud

    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 62

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

    Allied ground losses:
    54 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    16 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 45th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

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

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 34

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    93 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 18 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled

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

    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

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

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 6
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 21

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

    Allied ground losses:
    27 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    21 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 88th Chinese Corps, at grid 89,56

    Weather in hex: Light rain

    Raid spotted at 34 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 39

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at grid 89,56

    Weather in hex: Light rain

    Raid spotted at 28 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 10 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 11

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    7 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1672 troops, 96 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

    Defending force 6557 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

    Allied ground losses:
    52 casualties reported
    Squads: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    93d SASO
    91st SASO
    90th SASO
    95th SASO
    98th SASO
    21st Sinyang
    97th SASO
    96th SASO
    94th SASO
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    92d SASO
    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

    Defending units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1572 troops, 91 guns, 91 vehicles, Assault Value = 335

    Defending force 46408 troops, 328 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1110

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

    Allied ground losses:
    121 casualties reported
    Squads: 8 destroyed, 10 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Engineers: 2 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Guns lost 5 (3 destroyed, 2 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    53d SASO
    73d SASO
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    72d SASO
    Ichang MP Co.
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade

    Defending units:
    45th Chinese Corps
    2nd Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    8th Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    67th 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 = 411

    Defending force 365 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

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

    Assaulting units:
    25th Infantry Battalion
    24th Infantry Brigade
    28th Infantry Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    69th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at grid 7259

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 1387 troops, 18 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

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

    Japanese adjusted assault: 28

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 28 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 7259 !!!

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

    Assaulting units:
    22d Maizuru SNLF Battalion

    -SNLF forces push out of Kwangchowan and cut across peninsula securing it.
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5108 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 23

    Defending force 9849 troops, 154 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 282

    Assaulting units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps

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


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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 11772 troops, 115 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1093

    Defending force 11172 troops, 143 guns, 94 vehicles, Assault Value = 335

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

    Assaulting units:
    2nd Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    8th Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    45th Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    53d SASO
    73d SASO
    72d SASO
    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


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    Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5612 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 167

    Defending force 10678 troops, 152 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 275

    Assaulting units:
    3rd New Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    85th SASO
    80th SASO
    84th SASO
    33d Nanchang Battalion
    83d SASO
    86th SASO
    81st SASO
    184th Regimental Combat Team
    82d SASO
    88th SASO
    87th SASO
    89th SASO
    8th C.China SASO Detachment
    145th ArmyAvMaint C
    105th ArmyAvMaint C
    1042d AA Battalion

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    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 22, 41

    Grid 8160 is occupied by the Japanese
    Coastwatcher Report: 4 ships in port at Pakhoi
    CS Convoy TF 7 will load Supplies at Fukuoka for return to Fusan
    CS Convoy TF 11 will load Resources at Haiphong for return to Samah
    CS Convoy TF 17 will load Resources at Cam Ranh Bay for return to Takao
    CS Convoy TF 5 begins loading Oil at Muroran for delivery to Ominato
    Ki-76 Stella takes recon photos of grid 9343
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Soebi-besar
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at San Fernando
    Ki-76 Stella takes recon photos of grid 9343
    Pilot killed in landing accident of Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily from 202d BmbAttk Grp
    E7K2 Alf reports oil slick at 79, 63 near Swatow
    E7K2 Alf sighting report: 7 Allied ships at 83,61 near Amoy, speed 11, Moving West
    E7K2 Alf reports shape below surface at 83, 62 near Amoy
    F1M2 Pete sighting report: 4 Allied ships at 64,72 near Cam Ranh Bay, speed 20, Moving Southwest
    F1M2 Pete sighting report: 6 Allied ships at 64,72 near Cam Ranh Bay, speed 15, Moving Southeast
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Groot Natoena
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Aparri
    Ki-76 Stella takes recon photos of grid 9343
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Soebi-besar
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Tuguegarao
    Ki-76 Stella takes recon photos of grid 9343
    27 x MC-57-I Topsy transporting 53d SASO to Ichang
    Repairs completed on BB-03 Ise at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on TK FTK-50 KuroshioMaru at Truk, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on TK FTK-51 Huzisan Maru at Truk, ship returned to service
    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
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 7259 !!!
    Port Arthur expands airfield to size 7
    Saigon expands airfield to size 6
    Balboa expands airfield to size 5
    Sian expands airfield to size 2
    F0B 8448 expands fortifications to size 1
    F0B 7057 expands fortifications to size 1
    Delayed planes for the aircraft pool:
    1 (0) x L2D3(N) Tabby
    13th Nanking Regiment takes replacements from Wuchang
    14th Nanking Regiment takes replacements from Wuchang
    22d Shanghai Regiment takes replacements from Wuchang
    23d Shanghai Regiment takes replacements from Wuchang
    24th Shanghai Regiment takes replacements from Wuchang
    25th Hangchow Regiment takes replacements from Wuchang
    26th Hangchow Regiment takes replacements from Wuchang
    34th Hankow Regiment takes replacements from Wuchang
    1st RoC SASO Battalion takes replacements from Wuchang
    2d RoC SASO Battalion takes replacements from Wuchang
    4th RoC SASO Battalion takes replacements from Wuchang
    5th RoC SASO Battalion takes replacements from Wuchang
    Fusan Naval Base Force takes replacements from Mukden
    28th Tsinkaing Regiment's TOE was upgraded to RoC Infantry Regiment at Tsinkiang
     
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    It should be pointed out that Britain is already at war. Uboats haven't made any attacks in the Indian Ocean at this point but a sub that is detected may be assumed to be hostile by the British.
     
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    There are mining boats we could use to block the straits.
     
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    Yes, that would be expected. I actually sent them to Cam Rahn Bay to be close to where I'd like to employ them. My intent was that immediately prior to our attack to have the subs run at high speed at night and cruise submerged during the day. If they leave two days prior to our attack, they'd be in position to make a high speed run past Singapore the night before our assaults begin. If we launch our assaults at dawn the airstrikes will suppress their ability to operate ASW aerial patrols and their attention will be to the east where our surface forces and carriers are operating. By the following evening they should be in place to attack any naval reinforcements coming through the straits. Only minimal time pre-initiation of hostilities will we need to worry about detection.


    Well, first of all we can't send them to the straits pre-attack, as surface forces they'd be easily detected and would likely place British forces on alert. Next, they can't sail past Singapore until we neutralize that locations air and naval assets. Lastly, by the time they get into position to lay mines the reinforcements would most likely have already transited the straits.
     
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    Friday 24 October 1941

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 23, 41
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    Morning Air attack on 68th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    9 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    3 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 32nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 19

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    13 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    6 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 20

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-51 Sonia: 1 damaged

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    2 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    12 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 67th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 3,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 14
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 55

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

    Allied ground losses:
    90 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 12 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 19 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled

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

    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at grid 89,56

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 12 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at grid 89,56

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 11

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at grid 89,56

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 21 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 17

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Ground combat at grid 7355

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 38017 troops, 536 guns, 175 vehicles, Assault Value = 1088

    Defending force 2637 troops, 7 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 25

    Japanese adjusted assault: 914

    Allied adjusted defense: 23

    Japanese assault odds: 39 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 7355 !!!

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

    Japanese ground losses:
    71 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Allied ground losses:
    1262 casualties reported
    Squads: 7 destroyed, 8 disabled
    Non Combat: 126 destroyed, 17 disabled
    Engineers: 19 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Guns lost 6 (3 destroyed, 3 disabled)
    Units retreated 3

    Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

    Assaulting units:
    41st Infantry Brigade
    40th Infantry Brigade
    48th Infantry Division

    Defending units:
    35th Group Army
    52nd Chinese Corps
    9th Chinese Base Force

    This is the last section of highway and the road junction immediately west of Liuchow. Our 40th Corps forces caught the hostile Chinese forces, defeated them and they retreated across the river into Liuchow.

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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1672 troops, 96 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

    Defending force 6485 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

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

    Assaulting units:
    96th SASO
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    95th SASO
    92d SASO
    21st Sinyang
    98th SASO
    90th SASO
    91st SASO
    94th SASO
    97th SASO
    93d SASO
    99th SASO
    6th Seige Gun Brigade
    102d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    103d 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 = 339

    Defending force 46125 troops, 325 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1085

    Allied ground losses:
    306 casualties reported
    Squads: 9 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 3 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Guns lost 3 (3 destroyed, 0 disabled)

    Assaulting units:
    72d SASO
    73d SASO
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    53d SASO
    Ichang MP Co.
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade

    Defending units:
    8th Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    2nd Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    45th 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 = 411

    Defending force 315 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

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

    Assaulting units:
    25th Infantry Battalion
    24th Infantry Brigade
    28th Infantry Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    69th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at grid 8951

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 388 troops, 4 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 13

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

    Japanese adjusted assault: 15

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 15 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 8951 !!!

    This is the last section of road along the north side of the Yangtzee between Nanking and Anking. It also is the last grid in the area between Anking->Luchow->Hwainan->Pengpu and back ssw to the river crossing at Nanking. We have now basically cleared this area and forced all hostile units above this line in the direction of Sinyang. An important accomplishment in an area we were not initially contemplating major operations in at this time.

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker: leaders(+)

    Assaulting units:
    51st SASO


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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5085 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 22

    Defending force 9843 troops, 154 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

    Assaulting units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    94th SASO
    91st SASO
    95th SASO
    97th SASO
    21st Sinyang
    92d SASO
    90th SASO
    93d SASO
    98th SASO
    96th 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 15210 troops, 115 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1065

    Defending force 11221 troops, 143 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 339

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

    Assaulting units:
    2nd Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    8th Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    45th Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    73d SASO
    53d SASO
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    72d SASO
    Ichang MP Co.
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade
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    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 23, 41

    Grid 8159 is occupied by the Japanese
    Repairs completed on BB-01 Fuso at Hiroshima/Kure, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on APD-05 Hagi at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on AMc Asahi Maru at Taihoku, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-106 at Tungchow, ship returned to service
    H6K4 Mavis sighting report: 1 Allied ship at 70,75 near Cam Ranh Bay, speed 18, Moving West
    E7K2 Alf sighting report: 2 Allied ships at 83,62 near Amoy, speed 14, Moving Southwest
    E7K2 Alf reports suspected submarine at 86, 60 near Foochow
    F1M2 Pete sighting report: 6 Allied ships at 66,72 near Cam Ranh Bay, speed 17, Moving Northwest
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of San Fernando
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Banggi
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Allied unit at Tuguegarao
    E7K2 Alf from JVNUFlt-16 is damaged on landing
    H6K4 Mavis reports oil slick at 65, 72 near Cam Ranh Bay
    E7K2 Alf reports periscope at 83, 62 near Amoy
    E7K2 Alf reports shadow in water at 83, 62 near Amoy
    F1M2 Pete reports object under water at 65, 72 near Cam Ranh Bay
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Balabac
    Ki-76 Stella takes recon photos of FLB 9343
    Ki-15-II Babs takes recon photos of Soebi-besar
    Ki-76 Stella takes recon photos of FLB 9343
    27 x MC-57-I Topsy transporting supplies to Ichang-Now that the MSR is open I'm going to stand down this airlift operation. Too cost prohibitive unless alternate methods (land/sea) are unavailable.
    Repairs completed on APD-04 Fuji at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-112 at Nanking, ship returned to service
    CS Convoy TF 11 begins loading Supplies at Samah for delivery to Haiphong
    CS Convoy TF 20 begins loading Resources at Shanghai for delivery to Kagoshima
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 7355 !!!
    Japanese forces CAPTURE grid 8951 !!!
    Nanyang expands airfield to size 2
    Yenan expands airfield to size 2
    F0B 8449 expands fortifications to size 1
    F0B 7659 expands fortifications to size 1
    F0B 7758 expands fortifications to size 1
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division - some devices have been upgraded at Ichang
    18th Soochow Regiment takes replacements from Hankow
    28th Tsinkaing Regiment's TOE was upgraded to T41-B RoC Infantry Regiment at Tsinkiang
     
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    Gentlemen we received the following radio transmission from JEF-South China this morning;


    Commanding General-Army of South China-JEF China
    Friday 24 October 1941
    Canton China

    Operations this area running significantly ahead of schedule and far less costly than initial estimates. Request permission to plan for capture of Pakhoi by combined land/amphibious assault. Capture that position will secure entire coastal area fm. Indochina to Canton. Have units in the field within reasonable striking distance and operation could be executed on short notice. Request quick response as window of opportunity may not last long.

    LGen. Hashimoto, J. Commanding
     
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    Office of Minister of War
    Saturday 25 October 1941

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 24, 41
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    Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 3
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    10 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    12 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb

    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...


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    Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

    Weather in hex: Light cloud

    Raid spotted at 13 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 20

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    12 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    2 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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

    Weather in hex: Overcast

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

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 18

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    12 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
    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 grid 79,58

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 24

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    28 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 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
    4 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 20 NM, estimated altitude 5,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

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

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

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



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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 89,56

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 22

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    59 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 8 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    15 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    3 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 89,56

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 30 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 11 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 11

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 89,56

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 22 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 8 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 17

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 86th Chinese Corps, at 86,59 (F0B 8659)

    Weather in hex: Partial cloud

    Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 4,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 4 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    E7K2 Alf x 4

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    4 x E7K2 Alf bombing from 2000 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 132lb GP Bomb



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    Morning Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, at 79,58 (F0B 7958)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 2 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

    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 2nd Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

    Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 14

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    2 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    8 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    4 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb



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    Afternoon Air attack on 8th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 11
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 35

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

    Allied ground losses:
    78 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 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
    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
    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

    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 8th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...


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    Afternoon Air attack on 86th Chinese Corps, at 86,59 (F0B 8659)

    Weather in hex: Light rain

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

    Japanese aircraft
    E7K2 Alf x 13

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    13 x E7K2 Alf bombing from 2000 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 132lb GP Bomb

    This is the partially constructed FOB I ordered the SASO companies to fall back to earlier when we stumbled upon two undetected enemy Chinese Corps, the 111th SASO got somewhat shot up, and I have ordered additional major formations to move forward to engage. It appears the KMT are looking for a fight, we'll give them one. Unfortunately, we have only minimal air assets we can bring to bear, and only intrinsic (75mm) artillery and mortars. I do have two mechanized formations, I earlier decided to reinforce with from Samah, moving to contact as rapidly as possible.

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    Ground combat at Kweiteh (90,46)

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 15574 troops, 197 guns, 98 vehicles, Assault Value = 411

    Defending force 339 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

    Japanese adjusted assault: 233

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 233 to 1 (fort level 1)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE Kweiteh !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Defender:
    Attacker:

    Allied ground losses:
    427 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 60 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 3 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Units destroyed 1

    Assaulting units:
    24th Infantry Brigade
    25th Infantry Battalion
    28th Infantry Battalion
    8th Field Artillery Regiment
    2d 274mm Mtr Battalion
    1st 150mm Mtr Battalion
    3d 274mm Mtr Battalion

    Defending units:
    69th Chinese Corps

    We've been exchanging artillery, and hitting this unit with airstrikes at Kweiteh since the first of the month. I decided they were sufficiently weakened, even though entrenched, that we'd go ahead and drive them out of the area. We did so, no friendly casualties. Enemy force completely wiped out. Remove 69th Corps from the enemies order of battle. The 51st Corps had been involved also, they apparently withdrew the majority of their personnel prior to the assault.

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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1672 troops, 96 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

    Defending force 6551 troops, 39 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

    Allied ground losses:
    139 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Non Combat: 4 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Engineers: 1 destroyed, 1 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    90th SASO
    97th SASO
    94th SASO
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    95th SASO
    98th SASO
    92d SASO
    96th SASO
    21st Sinyang
    93d SASO
    91st SASO
    99th SASO
    103d RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    6th Seige Gun Brigade
    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 = 345

    Defending force 45886 troops, 322 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1068

    Japanese ground losses:
    Guns lost 6 (1 destroyed, 5 disabled)

    Allied ground losses:
    206 casualties reported
    Squads: 8 destroyed, 8 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

    Assaulting units:
    73d SASO
    72d SASO
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    53d SASO
    Ichang MP Co.
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade

    Defending units:
    2nd Chinese Corps
    8th Chinese Corps
    45th Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps


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    Ground combat at 7560

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 2204 troops, 24 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 224

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

    Japanese adjusted assault: 58

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 58 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE 7560 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker:

    Assaulting units:
    20th Cavalry Battalion
    13th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
    21st Cavalry Battalion


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    Ground combat at 9054

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 766 troops, 6 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 26

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

    Japanese adjusted assault: 11

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 11 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE 9054 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker: op mode(-)

    Assaulting units:
    63d SASO
    64th SASO


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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5098 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 20

    Defending force 9843 troops, 154 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 281

    Assaulting units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps

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


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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 27171 troops, 187 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1053

    Defending force 10299 troops, 142 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 345

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

    Assaulting units:
    2nd Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    45th Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    8th Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    53d SASO
    73d SASO
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    72d SASO
    Ichang MP Co.
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade


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    Ground combat at F0B 8659 (86,59)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 16382 troops, 76 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 633

    Defending force 34146 troops, 366 guns, 150 vehicles, Assault Value = 990

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

    Assaulting units:
    70th Chinese Corps
    86th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    85th Infantry Division
    86th Infantry Division
    113th SASO
    110th SASO
    111th SASO
    114th SASO


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    Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5588 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 167

    Defending force 10669 troops, 152 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 274

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

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

    Assaulting units:
    3rd New Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    87th SASO
    83d SASO
    184th Regimental Combat Team
    80th SASO
    85th SASO
    33d Nanchang Battalion
    86th SASO
    88th SASO
    81st SASO
    82d SASO
    84th SASO
    89th SASO
    145th ArmyAvMaint C
    105th ArmyAvMaint C
    8th C.China SASO Detachment
    1042d AA Battalion
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    Excerpt Operations Report
    CL-117 Sendai beginning refit in shipyard at Shanghai
    CL-119 Naka beginning refit in shipyard at Shanghai
    CL-118 Jintsu beginning refit in shipyard at Shanghai
    CL-114 Natori beginning refit in shipyard at Nagasaki/Sasebo
     

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