War in the Pacific Admiral’s Edition. Game vs Herb

9th June 1943

 

10th June 1943

04:53 Report from SS Sailfish. Spotted enemy ships leaving Truk

06:02 Report from SS Hoe. Attacked by carrier torpedo plane.

06:34 Report from SS 0-21 sighted enemy carrier dive bomber.

07:45 First wave hits Munda. Armoured units spearheading landings after effectiveness of tanks against Japanese infantry at Tassafaronga

08:56 First sightings of enemy search planes over target beaches. Chased away by LRCAP.

09:15 Radar CONTACT on USN Pennsylvania. Enemy ships approaching from North. Covering force moves to intercept. Two enemy CL’s engaged. One Kuma Class cruiser sunk by Pennsylvania.

11:34 Enemy air raid spotted. CAP and LRCAP engage over 40 enemy fighters. 20 at least shot down, but bombers get through.

11:42 Attack on CVE Sangamon unsuccessful. New Hellcat performs admirably.

11:54 Fuel storage explosion on CVE Long Island sinks ship in 5 minutes. 430 missing presumed killed. G4M1 launches torpedo.

14:34 Catalina’s returning from morning patrol confirm visuals of Japanese ships heading South just to the North of the Solomons Chain.

16:00 Covering Force ordered to Lunga to rearm. BB South Dakota heading North to relieve station.

18:09 Direct attack ordered by commander US I Corps to troops on Munda.

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