Description Since the Coral Sea battle, we know what threat the US aircraft Carriers can represent to our operations, in case the april 18th, 1942 raid of carrier launched US medium bombers on Tokyo was an insufficient warning.
Admiral Yamamoto has finally convinced the Imperial Head Quarters to approve his attack plan on Midway.
At the same time our Navy Bombers will bomb Midway, a second fleet will start an attack at the Aleutians.Hopefully one of these two operations will get the US carriers out of Pearl Harbour, and our submarines patrolling the area will spot them. Then we'll launch our dreadnoughts at them, and the threat will be over !
Operation MI has started on may 26th, when the Aleutians attack fleet left Japan. Next day admiral Nagumo's carrier fleet has left, heading for Midway, shortly followed by the troop transports, and finally the combat fleet on 29th. Admiral Yamamoto will lead personnaly the operations, from the giant Yamato Dreadnought.
Sadly operation K, a long range reconnaissance of Pearl Harbour scheduled for May 31st, had to be cancelled, but the Yamato radio intel officers have detected and increased radio traffic to and from Midway. So we don't know where enemy carriers are, but for sure it's somewhere in the area and they probably took the bait......
------------------------------------------------------------ 4 June 1942 0700 hours Weather: Good. Clouds at 4500 m.
Attention! six A6M2s under the command of Sho-sa Izumi will provide cover for our Kankohs, you have done this many times so there is no need to tell you how to do it. Make sure our bombers return safe !
We were disappointed by the outcome of this battle. Claiming a tactical victory will not compensate for the fact that Port Moresby invasion had to be postponed, giving the Australians a short respite. We shall return here to finish off the job soon - fortunately, it should be only a little hitch with no additional consequence. Carrier Division 5 is to return to Truk immediately. The most damaged units will report to their Home Island homeport as soon as possible for a well-deserved refit.