Operation C 1942

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Re: Operation C 1942

Post by Eugen Pinak » 07 May 2009 21:15

I'd like to note, that 90% of this video is from the war-time Japanese movie, which was shot after "Akagi" was sunk. On the other hands, some scenes are shot aboard "Akagi" during the operation "C".

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Re: Operation C 1942

Post by john whitman » 08 May 2009 11:03

Carl:

Reference the surge in non combat losses in March 42, how about air units moving to captured and unimproved airstrips? And maybe maintenance units had not yet arrived with their tools.

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Re: Operation C 1942

Post by cstunts » 08 May 2009 15:58

Hello,

Yes, operational accidents & losses were a problem because of the poor conditions at various NEI fields...Samarinda II being one example that I know of. Also, at a location such as Kendari, the Japanese constructed---or worked at constructing--multiple fields throughout the area (as many as five that I am aware of there), and this work was hampered by the late arrival of Construction Parties and Units in addition to weather, enemy attacks, etc. Even at war's end the Australians noted inadequate barracks at Kendari II, a large & important field about 30km from the town of the same name. But IJNAF units were leap-frogging ahead with such rapidity in the early months, and new units arriving at different locations so quickly that it makes sorting out who was where when & for how long a real challenge...And various squadrons from the carriers of Kido Butai also operated out of airfields briefly in the Feb-March period as well, which also clouds matters.

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Re: Operation C 1942

Post by tigre » 26 Nov 2023 16:25

Hello to all :D; just a complement (map)....................

Operation C - Indian Ocean Raid 1942.

Source: https://www.worldnavalships.com/forums/ ... 528.attach

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Re: Operation C 1942

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 27 Nov 2023 23:58

IO Raid Map-1.pdf
Here is a similar map showing the track of Sommervilles fleet as well. One point of interest is it shows how Sommerville sortied east during the 5th in the hope of ambushing the Japanese. The map does not show the area searched by the scouts from the Brit carriers on the night of the 5th/6th, but it was generally the area labeled "J 0900/5" and to the north. However Baguio had turned south and was clear of the area reconnoitered by the radar equipped Albacores.
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Re: Operation C 1942

Post by tigre » 29 Nov 2023 11:34

Thanks for sharing it here :wink:. Cheers.Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Operation C 1942

Post by Fatboy Coxy » 02 Dec 2023 20:30

Thank you for the maps guys, I hadn't realised Devonshire and Cornwall were so far south when they were sunk
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Re: Operation C 1942

Post by EwenS » 03 Dec 2023 10:28

Fatboy Coxy wrote:
02 Dec 2023 20:30
Thank you for the maps guys, I hadn't realised Devonshire and Cornwall were so far south when they were sunk
They weren't. More recent research puts them further north. See Rob Stuart's articles and the Map 4 from Andrew Body's book.
http://www.combinedfleet.com/CornwallDo ... -Adobe.pdf

Nearer the end of the arrow than the sinking ship images.

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