Part 371: Operational Report: 12/12/42
The Sawfish finds us another tanker, and their ability to deactivate our torpedoes at will continues.
More bombers are seen over Tarawa.
Our carriers pass Baker Island, and make an attack on the enemy there. They get a few Zero's into the air, but the don't prevent us from getting to the island.
A wave of Betty's is sent to hit our transports unloading at Merauke. Luckily for us, they are using bombs not torpedoes.
Their Dive bombers from the carrier based at a base in the north of New Guinea are much more effective.
The afternoon attack on the Tabinta is especially hard, as every Kate gets a hit on her.
It looks like the men we have at Shortland are not going to be able to do anything about the level 3 fortifications the Japanese have built, but at least we will have some good intel for later.
Our attacks on Akyab begin again today, and the blood bath is set to continue for a while yet.
Akyab is running again, and we're wearing them down well. Although for some reason the Japanese gained 300 points of lead today, and I'm not sure where this is from.
Still waiting on things getting to where they are needed though.