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  1. USMCPrice

    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    I was curious, what would be your opinion of expanding our KI-48 squadrons by twelve aircraft each, assigning basically trained aviation crews to be mixed in with the veteran crews (most are currently 24 or 36 aircraft so we'd be going to 36 and 48). The new pilots could fly as co-pilots with the veterans, crew members could supplement formal training with OJT. Navigators could practice their skills because there would be a lead navigator for the flight and 2/3d's of the flight would still be veterans if the lead plane aborted or went down. Bombadiers would be the one position we'd have to worry about. I think it might be a short term solution to a lack of squadrons, squadron commanders.
     
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    USMCPrice Idiot at Large

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    Friday 31 October 1941

    This will be the last operational briefing this month. As of 01 November, we need to really concentrate on finishing preparations for our Malaysia/Borneo/DEI offensive and moving assets into position.
    Our operations in China, despite several surprises, were successful way beyond what we had planned for. While we will scale back operations there, minor operations to solidify our gains there will continue.
    Our naval upgrades are coming online, or will be finishing within the next couple weeks.
    Industrial expansion with regards to airframe and aircraft engine production is close to what we need near term. I am hesitant to increase much further until we have secured the fuel/resources from the southern resource area. We have also increased our vehicular production facilities to increase ground unit mobility and sustainability.
    Naval and merchant shipyard expansions are about where we need them to support our long term shipbuilding program. Shipyard workers have been recruited and have been training in their necessary skills, and should soon be capable of performing their basic duties. Further expansion is presently limited by the capacity of our heavy industrial base and access to sufficient raw materials. The latter factor should be ameliorated (with the exception of certain critical metals) once our offensive operations later this month are concluded.
    Aviation support recruitment and training has been greatly expanded. Personnel with the requisite aptitude have been identified and recruitment of additional qualified personnel has been implemented. Temporary training camps have been co-located with airframe and aircraft engine production facilities to provide hands on reinforcement of classroom lessons learned. Current training schedule is 3 hours military/physical training-3 hours technical/MOS training-4 hours OJT at production facility, per day.
    Pilot recruitment and training is expanding. TRACOM has refocused and revised it's training proceedures. Much of the previous brutality and high attrition rates have been eliminated. Present focus is on identifying individuals with necessary potential and retaining them, slower students with potential are being recycled instead of being dropped. The training environment is still stressful, demanding, and harsh so as to promote discipline and stoicism, but excessive physical abuse it discouraged. We are eliminating the enlisted aviator classification, all pilots will now be Warrent Officers or Commissioned officers. Warrant officers showing superior talent and leadership traits will be identified and commissioned to insure a continuous flow of personnel for leadership positions within our squadrons. A rotation system is being implemented where superior pilots are rotated out of operational squadrons after a certain period and into TRACOM so that lessons learned during active operations can be quickly incorporated into our training program. This will also allow our better pilots to rest away from the combat zone, so that they can eventually be redeployed to operational squadrons. Once we are able to raise sufficient squadrons, we will begin some sort of squadron rotation for rest, refit and refresher training.
    These are the major areas I felt needed to address, there have been many other initiatives undertaken and I will be glad to address them upon request.

    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 30, 41
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    Morning Air attack on 2nd Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

    Raid spotted at 17 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 7
    Ki-51 Sonia x 19

    No Japanese losses

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

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

    Also attacking 32nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 32nd 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: Overcast

    Raid spotted at 7 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-51 Sonia: 2 damaged
    Ki-51 Sonia: 1 destroyed by flak

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    10 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    3 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
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    Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,59 (F0B 7259)

    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 23

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    157 casualties reported
    Squads: 2 destroyed, 11 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    17 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

    Admiral Karronada, this is the first redirection of land based air assets at Canton to the Kwangchowan battlespace as per your suggestion.
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    Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,59 (F0B 7259)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

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

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

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    121 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 9 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    26 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    8 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    -same as previous comment.
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    Morning Air attack on 64th Chinese Corps, at 72,59 (F0B 7259)

    Weather in hex: Overcast

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

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

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

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    18 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
    -same as previous comment.
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    Morning Air attack on 68th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-27B Nate x 8
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily x 46

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

    Allied ground losses:
    134 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 10 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
    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 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 2nd Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 67th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 45th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 68th Chinese Corps ...
    Also attacking 75th Chinese Corps ...
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    Morning Air attack on 8th Chinese Corps, at 83,48 (Ichang)

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

    Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 7,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 2 minutes

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

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

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    9 x Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily bombing and strafing from low level
    Ground Attack: 4 x 220lb GP Bomb, 8 x 33lb GP Bomb
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    Morning Air attack on 65th Chinese Corps, at grid 81,60

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 10 NM, estimated altitude 9,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A6M2-(UA) Zero x 39

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    21 x A6M2-(UA) Zero bombing from 100 feet *
    18 x A6M2-(UA) Zero bombing from 100 feet *
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    Morning Air attack on 63rd Chinese Corps, at 79,58

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    A6M2-(UA) Zero x 21
    D3A1 Val x 36

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    21 x A6M2-(UA) Zero bombing from 100 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 132lb GP Bomb
    8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 132lb GP Bomb
    12 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 132lb GP Bomb
    6 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 132lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 132lb GP Bomb
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 132lb GP Bomb
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000' *
    Ground Attack: 2 x 132lb GP Bomb
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    Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 90,58

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 41

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    14 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    1 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 1000'
    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 86th Chinese Corps, at 86,59 (F0B 8659)

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

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

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 20
    G3M2 Nell x 33

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    116 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 11 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    10 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    33 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 5000 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 551lb SAP Bomb, 16 x 33lb GP Bomb, 4 x 132lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    8 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
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    Morning Air attack on 10th Group Army, at 88,55

    Weather in hex: Heavy rain

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

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 18

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    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
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    Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 86,59 (F0B 8659)

    Weather in hex: Moderate rain

    Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 8,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    G3M2 Nell x 22

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    74 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 6 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    22 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 5000 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 551lb SAP Bomb, 16 x 33lb GP Bomb, 4 x 132lb GP Bomb
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    Ground combat at grid 8945

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 1633 troops, 8 guns, 6 vehicles, Assault Value = 46

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

    Japanese adjusted assault: 50

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 50 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE 8945 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker: leaders(+)

    Assaulting units:
    28th Infantry Battalion
    -This clears the last section of MSR and railroad between haichow at the coast and Kaifeng our forward most position in AoNC operational area. Kaifeng has suffered intermittent cutting of it's supply line, attacks upon the rail line, supply convoys on the MSR, and reinforcements moving to that position. By securing this last section we can build up troops and supplies to threaten the key Chinese position controlling this area at Chengchow. We are building and garrisoning a line of FOB's to maintain our gains and control the countryside and it's populace.
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1680 troops, 96 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 280

    Defending force 6456 troops, 37 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 17

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

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

    Defending units:
    12th Chinese Corps
    29th Chinese Corps
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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 1580 troops, 91 guns, 91 vehicles, Assault Value = 367

    Defending force 44122 troops, 320 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 928

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

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

    Defending units:
    8th Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    45th Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    2nd Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps
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    Ground combat at F0B 8659 (86,59)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 43824 troops, 531 guns, 432 vehicles, Assault Value = 1301

    Defending force 15306 troops, 74 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 511

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

    Assaulting units:
    110th SASO
    86th Infantry Division
    17th Mech Inf Regiment
    18th Mech Inf Regiment
    111th SASO
    113th SASO
    85th Infantry Division
    114th SASO

    Defending units:
    70th Chinese Corps
    86th Chinese Corps
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    Ground combat at grid 8850

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 240 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 240

    Defending force 4745 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

    Assaulting units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    7th Field Artillery Regiment

    Defending units:
    48th Chinese Corps
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    Ground combat at grid 7958

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 28012 troops, 247 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 739

    Defending force 4164 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 126

    Japanese adjusted assault: 449

    Allied adjusted defense: 67

    Japanese assault odds: 6 to 1 (fort level 2)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE 7958 !!!

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

    Japanese ground losses:
    107 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 7 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 2 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled

    Allied ground losses:
    2071 casualties reported
    Squads: 47 destroyed, 20 disabled
    Non Combat: 47 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 17 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 9 (6 destroyed, 3 disabled)
    Units retreated 1

    Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

    Assaulting units:
    17th Infantry Brigade
    16th Infantry Battalion
    102d Infantry Division
    15th Corps

    Defending units:
    63rd Chinese Corps
    -Victory in critical area, we will pursue and destroy.
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    Ground combat at grid 8855

    Japanese Shock attack

    Attacking force 14430 troops, 0 guns, 100 vehicles, Assault Value = 408

    Defending force 460 troops, 0 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 1

    Japanese adjusted assault: 285

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 285 to 1 (fort level 0)

    Japanese forces CAPTURE F0B 8855 !!!

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

    Allied ground losses:
    355 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 88 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Units destroyed 1

    Assaulting units:
    101st Infantry Division
    9th Armored
    10th Armored

    Defending units:
    10th Group Army

    10th Group Army Headquarters has ceased to exist. The question now is do we order this force west to stabilize the situation in that area, or to continue northwest to relieve the seige at Nanchang. The latter situation has remained stable since the Chinese New 3d Corps first initiated operations at that position, attrition to enemy forces has never been great in any one engagement, but has been continual. I also fear that moves into this area may be perceived as a threat to Changsha from the south and may elicit a strong response from the KMT.
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    Ground combat at 9442

    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 9442 !!!

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

    Assaulting units:
    11th SASO


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    Ground combat at 9343

    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 9343 !!!

    Combat modifiers
    Attacker: leaders(-)

    Assaulting units:
    25th SASO

    This and the previous capture completes security of the transverse rail line running from Tientsin all the way south to the Huang River and across to Pengpu in the AoCC area of operations. All areas east of this line is now cleared of enemy forces and SASO operations are securing the countryside, all the way to the coast. I'm thinking now would be a good time to institute the next phase of our diplomatic/propoganda campaign and form the Republic of China and transfer this area from the RNG (Reorganized National Government) as the first state of the new China. It would be named the State of Shandong, and it's capital would be in Tsinan to take cultural and historical aspects of China into consideration.
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5121 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

    Defending force 9840 troops, 154 guns, 96 vehicles, Assault Value = 280

    Assaulting units:
    29th Chinese Corps
    12th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    97th SASO
    93d SASO
    98th SASO
    94th SASO
    96th SASO
    91st SASO
    95th SASO
    90th SASO
    21st Sinyang
    92d 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 18128 troops, 148 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 922

    Defending force 10507 troops, 149 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 367

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

    Defending units:
    72d SASO
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    53d SASO
    73d SASO
    Ichang MP Co.
    104th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    105th RoC Inf Gun Field Artillery Battalion
    7th Seige Gun Brigade
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    Ground combat at 8850

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 4745 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 174

    Defending force 7166 troops, 96 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 240

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

    Assaulting units:
    48th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    7th Field Artillery Regiment
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    Ground combat at F0B 8160

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 3599 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 50

    Defending force 5350 troops, 69 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 148

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

    Assaulting units:
    65th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    54th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
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    Ground combat at F0B 8659 (86,59)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 8554 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 509

    Defending force 43824 troops, 531 guns, 432 vehicles, Assault Value = 1301

    Assaulting units:
    70th Chinese Corps
    86th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    86th Infantry Division
    18th Mech Inf Regiment
    85th Infantry Division
    111th SASO
    17th Mech Inf Regiment
    110th SASO
    113th SASO
    114th SASO
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    Ground combat at Nanchang (85,54)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 5530 troops, 54 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 161

    Defending force 10659 troops, 152 guns, 29 vehicles, Assault Value = 274

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

    Assaulting units:
    3rd New Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    84th SASO
    33d Nanchang Battalion
    83d SASO
    81st SASO
    88th SASO
    184th Regimental Combat Team
    87th SASO
    80th SASO
    86th SASO
    82d SASO
    85th 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 30, 41 (redacted)

    CS Convoy TF 7 will load Supplies at Fukuoka for return to Fusan
    CS Convoy TF 18 will load Supplies at Hirosaki/Aomori for return to Hakodate
    CS Convoy TF 35 will load Supplies at Samah for return to Haiphong
    Repairs completed on AMc Hinode Maru #17 at Taihoku, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-103 at Tungchow, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on SS I-17 at Cam Ranh Bay, ship returned to service
    CS Convoy TF 5 begins loading Oil at Muroran for delivery to Ominato
    CS Convoy TF 7 will load Supplies at Fukuoka for return to Fusan
    CS Convoy TF 18 will load Supplies at Hirosaki/Aomori for return to Hakodate
    A6M2-(UA) Zero from CVNF-02 crashes on landing
    A6M2-(UA) Zero from CVNF-04 crashes on landing
    D3A1 Val from JVNDB-01 is damaged on landing
    Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily from 203d BmbAttk Grp crashes on landing
    D3A1 Val from CVDB-08 is damaged on landing
    Pilot killed in landing accident of Ki-48-IB (UA) Lily from 203d BmbAttk Grp
    Repairs completed on TK-01 Eiyo Maru at Nagasaki/Sasebo, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on TK-02 Hakko Maru at Nagasaki/Sasebo, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Brazil Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Argentina Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Hie Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Hikawa Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Terukuni Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Hakone Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Hakusan Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Haruna Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Husimi Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on xAP Umezaki Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-105 at Tungchow, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-125 at Saipan, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-126 at Saipan, ship returned to service
    CS Convoy TF 23 begins loading Resources at Hakodate for delivery to Hirosaki/Aomori
    F0B 9246 expands fortifications to size 1
    JVNUFlt-16 at Foochow converting to F1M2 Pete supplied from Tokyo
    Delayed planes for the aircraft pool:
    5 (14) x E7K2 Alf-These are from the squadron mentioned above as converting to the F1M2. I did this as a test, the "Pete" is a more capable multirole float plane and in this area, that doesn't require the "Alf's" greater range, I think it will be more useful. It can perform CAP, ASW, Naval Search, Naval Attack and Ground Attack, among others.
    Repairs completed on DE-09 Wakatake at Port Arthur, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on DE-10 Kuretake at Port Arthur, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on DE-11 Sanae at Port Arthur, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on DE-12 Asagao at Port Arthur, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on DE-14 Fuyo at Port Arthur, ship returned to service
    SST I-10 arrives at Fukuoka
     
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    I don't think it's terribly urgent. Are they being reconditioned as-is or modernized? We had discussed two options, rearming them as AA cruisers or returning them to our Chinese allies. I see these as alternatives. We are unlikely to have much need for AA ships in Chinese waters. Returning them to the Chinese would be primarily a political move, as I recall most of the council considered it justified on that basis, but in that case we should leave the ships essentially as they are. They could still be used for shore bombardment in coastal waters or the major rivers if needed, but their main value would be to build up the prestige and support of our Chinese allies.

    They would make useful AA ships, to attach to transport convoys in forward areas and the like, but that would take them far from China and would undermine the political value of returning them to the Chinese.

    I heartily endorse having new crews mixed with and learning from veterans. I'll accept your judgement as to the preferred numbers of planes/crews per squadron. The shortage of trained bombardiers could be alleviated by flying and bombing in formation, following a lead bomb aimer.
     
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    Saturday 01 November 1941

    Well gentlemen we've made it through our first 30 days in office. We've been quite successful and have managed the China situation rather well. By and large we are controlling the initiative and terms under which we give battle. Except for my short bout with "Victory disease" that threatened to expand the conflict beyond the scale we desire.
    The additional KI-48 squadrons have just stood up, basically trained aircrews and aircraft brought together with administrative and support personnel, and a leader. While at cadre strength they are ready to begin operational work up as the remainder of their personnel and equipment flows in.

    I am quite pleased with our ability to quickly and effectively employ our aviation assets without regards to service component to respond to and/or support combat operations. I am confident in the abilities of Admiral's Takao and Karonada in managing our strategic air assets, and am still amazed that Admiral Takao picked up on a tactical flaw in a squadron commanders employment of his aircraft that was preventing the optimal effect from these aircraft sorties.

    Now to aviation statistics thus far-losses will be broken down by category and type: A=lost in air to air combat, F=Flak, anti-aircraft fire, G=destroyed on the ground, O=operational losses.

    Allied (note we don't have a full accounting of allied operational losses, numbers based on radio intercepts)

    A-29A Hudson-A-10;F-0;G-0;O-0; Total 10
    DB-3M Ilyushin-A-1;F-0;G-1;O-1; Total 3
    SB-III Tupolev-A-10;F-0;G-0;O-2; Total 12
    Total-22 (25 probable)

    IJA/IJN

    A6M2-O-2; Total 2
    D3A1 Val-O-5; Total 5

    KI-15 II Babs-O-3; Total 3
    KI-27B Nate-O-3; Total 3
    KI-48 IB Lily-O-10; Total 10 (these are our heaviest engaged type)
    KI-51 Sonia-F-1;O-4; Total 5
    MC-57 I Topsy-O-1; Total 1

    Total 29 (all but one was an operational loss) we have flown a total of 58115 sorties of all types thus far.
    Our pilot losses are well below expected levels with 9 killed/2 wounded and not yet returned to duty.
    Thus far this month we have identified, recruited, screened and placed into training 1400 pilot trainees. I do not have sufficient data to determine what the attrition rate will be over the twelve month scheduled training period, given the changes we have implemented to the training program.

    We have our first KI-44 squadron the 97th Fighter/Interceptor Hikotai operational, they have been training all during the month of October, are at full strength with personnel and equipment, and are refining their skills. They are ready to deploy to wherever the council desires.
     
  5. steverodgers801

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    Due to the lack of opposition in China except for the Chennault group, it may be worth while letting men go through the learning curve in China. Those that are suitable can be sent on to other commands
     
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    AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR Oct 31, 41
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    Morning Air attack on 3rd New Chinese Corps, at 85,54 (Nanchang)

    Weather in hex: Clear sky

    Raid spotted at 9 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 3 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    Ki-51 Sonia x 22

    Japanese aircraft losses
    Ki-51 Sonia: 2 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:
    12 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
    10 x Ki-51 Sonia releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 4 x 110lb GP Bomb
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    Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 90,58

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 10,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 27

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    5 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    3 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
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
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    Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 90,58

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 2 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 0 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val 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:
    6 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
    4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
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    Morning Air attack on 70th Chinese Corps, at 86,59 (F0B 8659)

    Weather in hex: Light rain

    Raid spotted at 16 NM, estimated altitude 12,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 20
    G3M2 Nell x 33

    No Japanese losses

    Allied ground losses:
    189 casualties reported
    Squads: 0 destroyed, 16 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 15 disabled
    Engineers: 0 destroyed, 0 disabled

    Aircraft Attacking:
    9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    33 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 5000 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 551lb SAP Bomb, 16 x 33lb GP Bomb, 4 x 132lb GP Bomb
    9 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
    2 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000'
    Ground Attack: 1 x 551lb GP Bomb
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    Morning Air attack on 100th Chinese Corps, at 90,58

    Weather in hex: Severe storms

    Raid spotted at 5 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 13

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    6 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
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    Morning Air attack on 88th Chinese Corps, at 88,56 (Chuhsien)

    Weather in hex: Thunderstorms

    Raid spotted at 19 NM, estimated altitude 15,000 feet.
    Estimated time to target is 6 minutes

    Japanese aircraft
    D3A1 Val x 5

    No Japanese losses

    Aircraft Attacking:
    1 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 86th Chinese Corps, at 86,59 (F0B 8659)

    Weather in hex: Light rain

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

    Japanese aircraft
    G3M2 Nell x 22

    No Japanese losses

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

    Aircraft Attacking:
    22 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 5000 feet
    Ground Attack: 2 x 551lb SAP Bomb, 16 x 33lb GP Bomb, 4 x 132lb GP Bomb
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    Ground combat at 90,48 (near F0B 9047)

    Japanese Deliberate attack

    Attacking force 2282 troops, 30 guns, 109 vehicles, Assault Value = 64

    Defending force 278 troops, 3 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 4

    Japanese adjusted assault: 34

    Allied adjusted defense: 1

    Japanese assault odds: 34 to 1

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

    Allied ground losses:
    140 casualties reported
    Squads: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 7 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Engineers: 2 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Units retreated 1

    Defeated Allied Units Retreating!

    Assaulting units:
    1st Mech Infantry Battalion

    Defending units:
    89th Chinese Corps
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

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

    Defending force 6357 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 15

    Allied ground losses:
    263 casualties reported
    Squads: 26 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 1 destroyed, 4 disabled
    Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Guns lost 1 (1 destroyed, 0 disabled)

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

    Defending units:
    29th Chinese Corps
    12th 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 = 373

    Defending force 44191 troops, 323 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 929

    Allied ground losses:
    93 casualties reported
    Squads: 5 destroyed, 0 disabled
    Non Combat: 0 destroyed, 1 disabled
    Engineers: 1 destroyed, 0 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
    45th Chinese Corps
    67th Chinese Corps
    8th Chinese Corps
    68th Chinese Corps
    32nd Chinese Corps
    75th Chinese Corps
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    Ground combat at F0B 8659 (86,59)

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 43816 troops, 531 guns, 432 vehicles, Assault Value = 1299

    Defending force 15157 troops, 74 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 499

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

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

    Assaulting units:
    111th SASO
    85th Infantry Division
    110th SASO
    18th Mech Inf Regiment
    113th SASO
    17th Mech Inf Regiment
    86th Infantry Division
    114th SASO

    Defending units:
    70th Chinese Corps
    86th Chinese Corps
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    Ground combat at 8850

    Japanese Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 240 troops, 48 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 240

    Defending force 4724 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 171

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

    Assaulting units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    7th Field Artillery Regiment

    Defending units:
    48th Chinese Corps
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    Ground combat at Sinyang (86,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 4945 troops, 35 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 11

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

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

    Assaulting units:
    29th Chinese Corps
    12th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    90th SASO
    91st SASO
    97th SASO
    98th SASO
    95th SASO
    96th SASO
    94th SASO
    21st Sinyang
    4th RoC Grn Dragon Regiment
    92d SASO
    93d 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
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    Ground combat at Ichang (83,48)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 26255 troops, 186 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 925

    Defending force 10577 troops, 152 guns, 95 vehicles, Assault Value = 373

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

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

    Defending units:
    73d SASO
    1st RoC "Tiger" Division
    72d SASO
    53d 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 8850

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 4724 troops, 43 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 171

    Defending force 7161 troops, 95 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 240

    Assaulting units:
    48th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    182d Infantry Brigade
    7th Field Artillery Regiment


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    Ground combat at 8160

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 3610 troops, 42 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 52

    Defending force 5360 troops, 69 guns, 25 vehicles, Assault Value = 149

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

    Assaulting units:
    65th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    54th Infantry Regimental Combat Team
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    Ground combat at F0B 8659 (86,59)

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 6724 troops, 36 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 498

    Defending force 43807 troops, 531 guns, 432 vehicles, Assault Value = 1298

    Assaulting units:
    70th Chinese Corps
    86th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    113th SASO
    86th Infantry Division
    18th Mech Inf Regiment
    110th SASO
    85th Infantry Division
    17th Mech Inf Regiment
    111th SASO
    114th SASO
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    Ground combat at 9058

    Allied Bombardment attack

    Attacking force 9593 troops, 38 guns, 0 vehicles, Assault Value = 393

    Defending force 7469 troops, 40 guns, 204 vehicles, Assault Value = 184

    Assaulting units:
    100th Chinese Corps

    Defending units:
    51st Infantry Battalion
    101st SASO
    12th Armored Battalion
    104th SASO
    50th Corps

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    OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR Oct 31, 41

    CS Convoy TF 4 will load Fuel at Hirosaki/Aomori for return to Hakodate
    CS Convoy TF 32 will load Supplies at Kagoshima for return to Shanghai
    CS Convoy TF 15 will load Resources at Chefoo for return to Port Arthur
    Repairs completed on xAP Suminoe Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on AK-43 Kamogawa Maru at Yokohama/Yokosuka, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on AMc Kaiyo Maru #1 at Taihoku, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-107 at Tungchow, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on SS I-15 at Cam Ranh Bay, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-127 at Saipan, ship returned to service
    CS Convoy TF 7 begins loading Resources at Fusan for delivery to Fukuoka
    CS Convoy TF 4 will load Fuel at Hirosaki/Aomori for return to Hakodate
    CS Convoy TF 15 will load Resources at Chefoo for return to Port Arthur
    D3A1 Val from JVNDB-06 is damaged on landing
    Pilot killed in landing accident of D3A1 Val from JVNDB-06
    Repairs completed on AMc Kyo Maru #1 at Taihoku, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-108 at Tungchow, ship returned to service
    Repairs completed on LB-128 at Saipan, ship returned to service
    CS Convoy TF 10 begins loading Resources at Shikuka for delivery to Sapporo
    CS Convoy TF 35 begins loading Resources at Haiphong for delivery to Samah
    Shikuka expands airfield to size 2
    F0B 8549 expands fortifications to size 2
    FLB 8255 expands airfield to size 1
    F0B 8360 expands fortifications to size 1
    F0B 8560 expands fortifications to size 1
    DD-21 Oite beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
    DD-22 Hayate beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
    DD-23 Asanagi beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
    DD-24 Yunagi beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
    DMS-104 beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
    DMS-505 beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
    DMS-506 beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
    DMS-707 beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
    DMS-708 beginning refit in shipyard at Okayama
    Amoy SNBF HQ Detachment - some devices have been upgraded at Amoy
    VNUSS-I-10 moved ashore from I-10 at Fukuoka
    Delayed planes for the aircraft pool:
    4 (10) x E7K2 Alf
    3d Tientsin Brigade takes replacements from Rashin
    4th Tientsin Brigade takes replacements from Rashin
    5th Tientsin Brigade takes replacements from Rashin
    13th Nanking Regiment takes replacements from Rashin
    22d Shanghai Regiment takes replacements from Rashin
    23d Shanghai Regiment takes replacements from Rashin
    25th Hangchow Regiment takes replacements from Rashin
    25th Hangchow Regiment takes replacements from Rashin
    34th Hankow Regiment takes replacements from Rashin
    Fusan Naval Base Force takes replacements from Rashin
    Device(s) upgraded in Amoy SNBF HQ Detachment supplied from Amoy
    Amoy SN Base Force takes replacements from Amoy
    28th Tsinkaing Regiment takes replacements from Tsinkiang
    11th IJA Trng Group converting to size 75 from 50
    12th IJA Trng Group converting to size 75 from 50
    13th IJA Trng Group converting to size 75 from 50
    14th IJA Trng Group converting to size 75 from 50
    16th AVTng Grp(ME) converting to size 36 from 24
    17th AVTng Grp(ME) converting to size 36 from 24
    18th AVTng Grp(ME) converting to size 36 from 24
    19th AVTng Grp(ME) converting to size 36 from 24
    1st Recon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    2d Recon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    3d Recon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    6th Recon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    11th Recon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    13th Recon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    14th Recon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    16th Recon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    19th LRRecon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    21st LRRecon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    22d LRRecon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    23d LRRecon Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    8th Fighter Hikota converting to size 36 from 24
    15th Fighter Hikota converting to size 36 from 24
    19th Fighter Hikota converting to size 36 from 24
    22d Fighter Hikota converting to size 36 from 24
    26th Fighter Hikota converting to size 48 from 36
    27th Fighter Hikota converting to size 48 from 36
    98th Ftr(I) Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    104th Bmb Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    106th Bmb Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    7th LtBmb Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    8th LtBmb Hikotai converting to size 36 from 24
    9th LtBmb Hikotai converting to size 36 from 32
    10th LtBmb Hikotai converting to size 36 from 32
    6th LtBmb Hikotai converting to size 48 from 36
    200th BmbAttk Grp converting to size 36 from 24
    CVNF-104 converting to size 21 from 15
    CV-Ftr-08 converting to size 24 from 18
    CVNA-08 converting to size 24 from 12
    CVNA-09 converting to size 24 from 12
    JNTDB-T103 converting to size 75 from 50
    JNTDB-T104 converting to size 75 from 50
    CVDB-09 converting to size 24 from 23
    JVNUFlt-T19 converting to size 75 from 50
    JVNUFlt-T20 converting to size 75 from 50
    JVNUFlt-T25 converting to size 75 from 50
    JVNUFlt-T26 converting to size 75 from 50
    JVNUFlt-T34 converting to size 75 from 50
    JVNUFlt-T35 converting to size 75 from 50
    JVNUFlt-T36 converting to size 75 from 50
    Yokohama Naval Base Force's TOE was upgraded to L3 Naval Support Base Force at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    144th ArmyAvMaint C 's TOE was upgraded to IJA AvSupport Co.3 at Anking
    5th Parachute Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T-43 SNLF Parachute Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    6th Parachute Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T-43 SNLF Parachute Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    7th Parachute Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T-43 SNLF Parachute Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    8th Parachute Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T-43 SNLF Parachute Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    9th Parachute Battalion's TOE was upgraded to T-43 SNLF Parachute Battalion at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    Amoy SNBF HQ Detachment's TOE was upgraded to SNBF HQ (Rgt) Detachment at Amoy
    Amoy SN Detachment's TOE was upgraded to Naval Port Detachment at Amoy
    22d AVTng Grp arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
    23d AVTng Grp arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
    24th AVTng Grp arrives at Osaka/Kyoto
    30th Fighter Hikota arrives at Mukden
    31st Fighter Hikota arrives at Mukden
    32d Fighter Hikota arrives at Mukden
    33d Fighter Hikota arrives at Mukden
    34th Fighter Hikota arrives at Tokyo
    35th Fighter Hikota arrives at Tokyo
    22d LtBmb Hikotai arrives at Mukden
    206th BmbAttk Grp arrives at Taichu
    207th BmbAttk Grp arrives at Taichu
    208th BmbAttk Grp arrives at Taichu
    209th BmbAttk Grp arrives at Taichu
    10th Trans Hikotai arrives at Maebashi
    11th Trans Hikotai arrives at Maebashi
    JVNF-09 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
    JVNF-17 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
    JNTAT-T05 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
    JVNTSP-903 arrives at Tsu
    JVNTSP-905 arrives at Tsu
    JVNSRA-11 arrives at Kobe
    JVNDB-08 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
    JVNDB-09 arrives at Nagasaki/Sasebo
    JNT-T22 arrives at Hiroshima/Kure
    JVNMB-09 arrives at Amoy
    JVNMB-17 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    JVNMB-18 arrives at Yokohama/Yokosuka
    3d SNLF Lt.Tank Battalion arrives at Camp Fuji
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  8. Markos

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    Author question: Can anyone describe or give me a link to an image of a Magnetic Anomaly Detector screen on an ASW aircraft?
     
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    It's going to look like an oscilloscope screen. There will be a peak when the plane passes over a magnetic object, like a sub. Drop a smoke bomb, then come in from another direction to pinpoint the bogey. Drop a different colored smoke bomb and the small boys will come charging in.
     
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    It may depend on nationality and time period to some extent. I believe the IJN started using them for instance in WWII but I've no idea what the displays looked like. US radar displays for instance evolved quite a bit during the war wouldn't be surprised if these were similar. The more I think about it the more I suspect Opana is correct. Depending on just what you want it for you may want to look at the national displays of the time.
     

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