Battle of Coral Sea (II)


The scenario just starts and I am attacked by naval planes. The escort of transports in Russel Islands is badly hit.
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Rabaul patrol activity is intense and rigurous.
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We launch attacks escorted by zeros to Port Moresby.
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The task forces are moving quickly when the CVL Shoho is detected and attack by enemy naval aircrafts.
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Japanese submarines detect enemy fleet and launch torpedoes against Hornet but they failed.

Combat Reports 4th

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 04, 42
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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rekata Bay at 113,134

Weather in hex: Overcast

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 13
SBD-3 Dauntless x 25

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Tatsuta, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
CL Tenryu, Bomb hits 1, on fire
AV Kiyokawa Maru, Bomb hits 4, heavy fires, heavy damage
xAKL Seikai Maru, Bomb hits 2, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
5 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring AV Kiyokawa Maru

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR May 04, 42

A6M2-N Rufe reports suspected submarine at 106, 124 near Rabaul
A6M2-N Rufe reports conning tower at 104, 124 near Talasea
CL Tatsuta sights Allied Torpedo Bomber at 113,134 near Rekata Bay
TF 4 snooped by Allied Torpedo Bomber at 113,134 near Rekata Bay
TF 6 detects Allied Level Bomber at 105,129 near Gasmata
TF 7 detected by Allied Aircraft at 106,127 near Rabaul
Pumps fail aboard CL Tatsuta, flooding increases…
AV Kiyokawa Maru sinks at sea
Escort TF 13 (1 ship) formed from TF 4 and routed to Rabaul
A6M2-N Rufe sighting report: 10 Allied ships at 103,128 near Gasmata, speed 13, Moving Southwest
A6M2-N Rufe reports possible submarine at 107, 127 near Feni Islands
E13A1 Jake reports object near surface at 107, 127 near Feni Islands
E13A1 Jake reports periscope wake at 106, 136 near Deboyne Islands
E7K2 Alf reports periscope wake at 107, 127 near Feni Islands
CL Tatsuta detected by Allied Torpedo Bomber at 113,134 near Rekata Bay
CL Tatsuta observes Allied Fighter at 113,134 near Rekata Bay
CL Tatsuta has spotted an Allied Fighter Bomber at 113,134
Pilot killed in landing accident of A6M2-N Rufe from Yokohama Ku S-1
Pumps fail aboard CL Tatsuta, flooding increases…
Pumps fail aboard CL Tatsuta, flooding increases…
Major flooding aboard CL Tatsuta
Loss of xAKL Seikai Maru on May 04, 1942 is admitted

SIG INT REPORT FOR May 04, 42

Radio transmissions detected at Cairns (92,140).
Radio transmissions detected at Brisbane (96,160).
Radio transmissions detected at Noumea (115,160).

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5th May

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 05, 42
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Morning Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G3M2 Nell x 25

Allied aircraft
no flights

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 2 damaged
Wirraway: 1 destroyed on ground

Airbase hits 1
Runway hits 5

Aircraft Attacking:
25 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Deboyne Islands at 101,137

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Japanese aircraft
A5M4 Claude x 1
A6M2 Zero x 1

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 10
SBD-3 Dauntless x 28

Japanese aircraft losses
A5M4 Claude: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
CVL Shoho, Bomb hits 6, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Kako, Bomb hits 1
CA Furutaka
DD Sazanami

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
14 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
EIII-1 Chutai with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead
EIII-2 Chutai with A5M4 Claude (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CVL Shoho

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Deboyne Islands at 101,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 10
SBD-3 Dauntless x 26

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CA Aoba, Bomb hits 2, heavy fires
CA Furutaka, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Kinugasa
CA Kako, Bomb hits 3, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
8 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Aoba
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Furutaka
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Kako

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Deboyne Islands at 101,137

Weather in hex: Light cloud

Raid spotted at 15 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 5 minutes

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CA Kinugasa, Bomb hits 7, heavy fires
CA Aoba, heavy fires

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000′ *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′ *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′ *
Naval Attack: 1 x 500 lb SAP Bomb

Carrier support unable to supply air cover..
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Aoba
Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CA Kinugasa

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Afternoon Air attack on 2nd Base Force, at 99,126 (Lae)

Weather in hex: Heavy rain

Raid spotted at 27 NM, estimated altitude 14,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 8

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 6

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
Wirraway: 4 destroyed

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-1 with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 6 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(2 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 20000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 22 minutes

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR May 05, 42

G3M2 Nell sighting report: 3 Allied ships at 102,116 near Lombrum, speed 20, Moving Northwest
A6M2-N Rufe sighting report: 7 Allied ships at 105,131 near Shortlands, speed 20, Moving West
E13A1 Jake sighting report: 1 Allied ship at 113,121 near Lihir, speed 16, Moving Southwest
E7K2 Alf reports oil slick at 111, 136 near Russell Islands
CVL Shoho snooped by Allied Aircraft at 101,137 near Deboyne Islands
ENS Nishiura K. of EIII-2 Chutai bails out with WOUNDS but is RESCUED
LT Notomi, K. of EIII-1 Chutai is credited with kill number 2
CVL Shoho sinks at sea
LT Nakamoto, M. of EIII-3 Chutai is MIA
A6M2-N Rufe sighting report: 10 Allied ships at 109,125 near Feni Islands, speed 13, Moving Northwest
CA Furutaka has spotted an Allied Carrier Aircraft at 101,137
PO2 Takatsuka, T. of Tainan Ku S-1 is credited with kill number 2
Planes from Furutaka-1 Chutai unable to divert to another base
Planes from Kako-1 Chutai unable to divert to another base
CA Furutaka sinks at sea
Escort TF 13 (3 ships) formed from TF 3 and routed to Rabaul
TF 3 converted to Surface Combat, aborts mission, and returns to Rabaul

SIG INT REPORT FOR May 05, 42

None

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AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 06, 42
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Night Naval bombardment of Port Moresby at 98,130 – Coastal Guns Fire Back!

Allied aircraft
no flights

Allied aircraft losses
Catalina I: 2 damaged

6 Coastal gun shots fired in defense.

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari
DD Yayoi
DD Mutsuki
E Asanagi
E Oite

Airbase hits 2
Runway hits 7
Port hits 2
Port supply hits 1

CL Yubari firing at Port Moresby
DD Yayoi firing at Port Moresby
DD Mutsuki firing at Port Moresby
E Asanagi firing at 15th RAAF Base Force
15th RAAF Base Force firing at E Asanagi
E Oite firing at Port Moresby

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Afternoon Air attack on Port Moresby , at 98,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 36 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 14 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 22
G3M2 Nell x 24

No Japanese losses

Runway hits 6

Aircraft Attacking:
24 x G3M2 Nell bombing from 15000 feet
Airfield Attack: 2 x 250 kg GP Bomb, 4 x 60 kg GP Bomb

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Milne Bay at 103,130

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 3 NM, estimated altitude 22,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wirraway bombing from 17000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR May 06, 42

Lihir is occupied by the Japanese
A6M2-N Rufe sighting report: 3 Allied ships at 107,118 near Emirau Island, speed 19, Moving West
DD Sazanami shadowed by Allied Torpedo Bomber at 106,125 near Rabaul
SS I-22 followed by Allied Float Plane at 106,141 near Deboyne Islands
TF 6 detects Allied Aircraft at 103,130 near Milne Bay
DD Sazanami has spotted an Allied Aircraft at 106,125
DD Sazanami has spotted an Allied Fighter Bomber at 106,125
TF 1 detects Allied Float Plane at 116,141 near Kirakira
H6K4 Mavis from Yokohama Ku T-1 Det at Shortlands grounded due to maintenance
Shortlands expands fortifications to size 1

SIG INT REPORT FOR May 06, 42

Radio transmissions detected at Port Moresby (98,130).
Radio transmissions detected at 106,142.

AFTER ACTION REPORTS FOR May 07, 42

Final Kidou Butai with Cv Shokaku and CV Zuikaku attack American TF led by Lexington.

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Sub attack near Deboyne Islands at 106,142

Japanese Ships
SS I-22

Allied Ships
CV Lexington
DD Aylwin

SS I-22 launches 8 torpedoes at CV Lexington
I-22 diving deep ….
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search…
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search…
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search…
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search…
DD Aylwin fails to find sub, continues to search…
Escort abandons search for sub

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Sub attack near Feni Islands at 109,125

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu
PB Nikkai Maru

Allied Ships
SS Greenling

SS Greenling launches 6 torpedoes at CL Tenryu
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search…
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search…
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search…
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search…
PB Nikkai Maru fails to find sub, continues to search…
Escort abandons search for sub

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Port Moresby at 97,131

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 18 NM, estimated altitude 19,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Allied aircraft
Wirraway x 3

No Allied losses

Japanese Ships
xAK Kasuga Maru #2

Aircraft Attacking:
3 x Wirraway bombing from 17000 feet
Naval Attack: 2 x 100 lb GP Bomb

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Rabaul at 106,125

Weather in hex: Overcast

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 17,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 6
SBD-3 Dauntless x 15

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 2 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
3 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead
EIII-1 Chutai with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 10000
Raid is overhead

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Feni Islands at 109,125

Weather in hex: Light rain

Raid spotted at 4 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 1 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 4

Allied aircraft
SBD-3 Dauntless x 14

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 2 damaged

Japanese Ships
CL Tenryu, Bomb hits 5, heavy fires, heavy damage

Aircraft Attacking:
12 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb GP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(4 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
4 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 105 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CL Tenryu

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Morning Air attack on TF, near Feni Islands at 109,125

Weather in hex: Light rain

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

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 3

Allied aircraft
TBD-1 Devastator x 10

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed, 1 damaged

Japanese Ships
AV Kamikawa Maru, Torpedo hits 3, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
8 x TBD-1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (0 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
3 plane(s) not yet engaged, 0 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 20000 , scrambling fighters to 10000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 78 minutes

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Deboyne Islands at 106,142

Weather in hex: Light rain

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 31
B5N2 Kate x 35
D3A1 Val x 33

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 10

Japanese aircraft losses
A6M2 Zero: 1 destroyed
B5N2 Kate: 1 destroyed by flak
D3A1 Val: 1 damaged
D3A1 Val: 1 destroyed by flak

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed

Allied Ships
CV Lexington, Bomb hits 6, Torpedo hits 3, heavy fires, heavy damage
CA Minneapolis, Bomb hits 1, on fire
CA New Orleans, Bomb hits 2, on fire
DD Dewey
DD Aylwin, Torpedo hits 1, and is sunk

Aircraft Attacking:
11 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
16 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
17 x D3A1 Val releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
19 x B5N2 Kate launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 18in Type 91 Torpedo
4 x D3A1 Val releasing from 1000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb
1 x D3A1 Val releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 250 kg SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
VF-2 with F4F-3 Wildcat (0 airborne, 7 on standby, 0 scrambling)
0 plane(s) not yet engaged, 3 being recalled, 0 out of immediate contact.
Group patrol altitude is 6000 , scrambling fighters between 6000 and 11000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 20 minutes

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring CV Lexington
Ammo storage explosion on CV Lexington

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rennell Island at 111,140

Weather in hex: Moderate rain

Raid detected at 31 NM, estimated altitude 13,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 12 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 6

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 10
SBD-3 Dauntless x 23

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
F4F-3 Wildcat: 1 destroyed
SBD-3 Dauntless: 8 damaged
SBD-3 Dauntless: 3 destroyed by flak

Japanese Ships
CV Shokaku, Bomb hits 3, on fire
CV Zuikaku, Bomb hits 1, on fire

Aircraft Attacking:
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
1 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
EI-1 Daitai with A6M2 Zero (1 airborne, 3 on standby, 0 scrambling)
1 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000 , scrambling fighters between 14000 and 15000.
Time for all group planes to reach interception is 6 minutes
EII-1 Daitai with A6M2 Zero (2 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
2 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 15000
Raid is overhead

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Afternoon Air attack on TF, near Rabaul at 106,125

Weather in hex: Clear sky

Raid spotted at 20 NM, estimated altitude 11,000 feet.
Estimated time to target is 7 minutes

Japanese aircraft
A6M2 Zero x 5

Allied aircraft
F4F-3 Wildcat x 5
SBD-3 Dauntless x 23
TBD-1 Devastator x 8

No Japanese losses

Allied aircraft losses
SBD-3 Dauntless: 1 destroyed, 3 damaged
TBD-1 Devastator: 1 destroyed

Japanese Ships
CL Yubari, Bomb hits 2, on fire, heavy damage
DD Yayoi, Bomb hits 4, and is sunk
DD Sazanami
DD Mutsuki
E Oite

Aircraft Attacking:
7 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 2000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
7 x TBD-1 Devastator launching torpedoes at 200 feet
Naval Attack: 1 x 22in Mk 13 Torpedo
6 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 4000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb
4 x SBD-3 Dauntless releasing from 3000′
Naval Attack: 1 x 1000 lb SAP Bomb

CAP engaged:
Tainan Ku S-2 with A6M2 Zero (5 airborne, 0 on standby, 0 scrambling)
(5 plane(s) diverted to support CAP in hex.)
5 plane(s) intercepting now.
Group patrol altitude is 20000
Raid is overhead

Heavy smoke from fires obscuring a Japanese CL

OPERATIONAL REPORT FOR May 07, 42

SS I-22 reports having been sighted by the enemy at 106 , 141
Russell Islands is occupied by the Japanese
E13A1 Jake reports periscope at 111, 108 near Truk
TF 1 observes Allied Carrier Aircraft at 111,140 near Rennell Island
DD Sazanami snooped by Allied Fighter Bomber at 106,125 near Rabaul
TF 4 detected by Allied Carrier Aircraft at 109,125 near Feni Islands
TF 6 observes Allied Carrier Aircraft at 106,125 near Rabaul
CL Tenryu has spotted an Allied Aircraft at 109,125
AV Kamikawa Maru has spotted an TBD-1 Devastator at 109,125
AV Kamikawa Maru has spotted an Allied Carrier Aircraft at 109,125
TF 7 observes Allied Float Plane at 97,131 near Port Moresby
PO2 Minobe G. of Tainan Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 2
LT Araki F. of Tainan Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 2
CPT Kurihara F. of Tainan Ku S-2 is credited with kill number 2
CL Tenryu sinks at sea
Escort TF 19 (2 ships) formed from TF 6 and routed to Rabaul
Surface Combat TF 6 aborts mission and returns to Rabaul
E14Y1 Glen sighting report: 4 Allied ships at 110,144 near Rennell Island, speed 15, Moving Southwest
DD Sazanami has spotted an Allied Fighter Bomber at 106,125
PB Nikkai Maru has spotted an Allied Torpedo Bomber at 109,125
TF 19 followed by SBD-3 Dauntless at 106,125 near Rabaul
DD Yayoi has spotted an Allied Fighter at 106,125
PB Nikkai Maru has spotted an Allied Aircraft at 109,125
TF 19 detected by Allied Aircraft at 106,125 near Rabaul
DD Sazanami has spotted an Allied Carrier Aircraft at 106,125
a Yubari class CL has spotted an Allied Torpedo Bomber at 106,125
TF 7 sighted by Allied Level Bomber at 97,131 near Port Moresby
LT Kaneko, T. of EI-1 Daitai bails out with WOUNDS but is RESCUED
H6K4 Mavis from Yokohama Ku T-1 Det is damaged on landing
Pumps fail aboard CL Yubari, flooding increases…
Difficulty controlling flooding aboard CL Yubari
Temporary flotation repairs failing aboard CL Yubari
Major flooding aboard CL Yubari
Loss of DD Yayoi on May 07, 1942 is admitted
Loss of AV Kamikawa Maru on May 07, 1942 is admitted
DD Aylwin is reported to have been sunk near Deboyne Islands on May 07, 1942


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