Part 943: Operational Report: 06/07/44
The Hoe continues her ineffectual attacks, maybe she's trying to become a thread favourite.
Oh fuck. This could get interesting......
Dawn arrives, and so dos a massed strike from Pagan. We kill them in droves, but I'm not worried about them.
We then see off some Jacks and Jills.
I use my Truk bombers to support the attacks on Guam, but the enemy still seem to be able to get fighter cover up.
I see more air attacks in the afternoon, and I continue to brace for a carrier borne attack.
The bombers hit Prome once more, I need to deal with those deep airfields.
We have a fairly good day at Chaing Mai, but we still are now outnumbered here by the defenders.
The northern bombers have been quiet for a time, but I reactivate them today.
We hit the Lily factory again, and cause some minor damage.
I then order the Havoc's to try some attacks on Japan's manpower. It seems to be fairly effective, if only on a small target.
Somehow, the day ends with no carrier action, and I have to take stock of the situation. We took
out another seventy Japanese planes, but I only have one carrier group on station.
We only have 155 carrier planes, the Intrepid is nearly empty. That said, all these guys are veterans. I decide to leave them in the area, and take the risk.