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Microbiggie28 Jun 2016 8:16 a.m. PST

This was based on the January 23, 1943 attack on the Japanese freighter Toa Maru and her escort Oshio. I cut the forces down so that 4 people could handle the game so we had an attack force of 4 SBDs (VMSB 233), instead of 12, and an escort of 4 F4F (VMO 251) instead of 20 and no TBFs (VMSB 131). Japanese defenders had 2 Pete floatplanes and a couple of Zekes to start (204th Kok)with a later batch of 4 (instead of the 9)coming in when the 4th player arrived.
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USMC arrives over head Operation Ke Game-2 by Mark Luther, on Flickr

And the Petes get wallopped by Mark Luther, on Flickr

SBDs try to escape Operation Ke Game-2 by Mark Luther, on Flickr

I lost both Petes, One Zeke went down to friendly fire, 1 Wildcat was lost and 1 SBD was damaged and the Maru took a single hit. Historically the freighter was finished off but there were a lot more Marines aiming for it.


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