Part 756: Operational Report: 01/01/44
We see a few more Betties over Hollandia, but we send them running, less a third of their meagre force.
This is a distraction, as the larger wave then slips through, getting a hit on one of our ships.
A Betty raid on Marcus Island is seen off.
A second raid sees the ships, but the flak stops them.
Our troops are still unloading at Jaluit, so the assaults continue.
Our forces trying to open the Burma road are bombed today.
The troops are not perturbed, and continue to grind down their enemies.
Up at Mandalay, we are starting to break through the enemy defences.
The Japanese launch another costly attack on our forces at Kaifeng.
We continue our attacks on Tsinan, this is going to go slowly.
Not a bad start to the new year. I'm starting to load troops for the invasion of two bases in New Guinea, but operationally, there is little else for me to talk about on the first day of this new year.
What a month that was.
We have gained on the Japanese by a whole two thousand points! I hope I can keep that rate of gain up. This is mainly due to a massive change in the number of base points.
Ground losses are roughly even, with the Japanese losing slightly less than we do. Of course, when it comes to air losses, the Japanese lost two hundred and fifty more planes than we did.
Not many ships were lost, with us losing 12 and the Japanese 7. so I'm going to call it a day here. Now you may return to your hangovers.