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Friday, January 24th 2014, 7:04pm

3 November 1943


To: CO, Moncao
From: HQ Armada

Following the review of reports from yourself and the inspection dispatched from HQ Far East, and with the Moncao's age and situation in mind, the Armada is declaring Moncao a constructive total loss.

The Armada has rejected the notion of selling Moncao to Chosen or a private scrapyard, noting the possibility that a negative military outcome may cause the ship to fall into Chinese hands. Therefore, you are instructed to:

-Patch the damage necessary to allow for short-term towing
-Destroy all equipment and items considered sensitive
-Muster the crew for evacuation

A squadron including two destroyers, a transport, a tug, and minesweeping assets will steam to your location on 10 November. Moncao will be taken in tow outside Chosenian waters and scuttled by torpedo. Your crew will return with the squadron via transport.

A covering force will be at sea to prevent interference with the operation.

Msg ends.


Friday, January 31st 2014, 5:57am

23rd October - 30th October 1943, Pyongyang, Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Chosen

Weekly combat report no. 14

While the overall situation is still bleak, the Chinese offensive lost some of its initial momentum. Deteriorating weather conditions and the indefatigable efforts of our frontline troops slowed down the Chinese advance in some sectors.

MC1/A2: Withdrawing as schedueled via road G305. The City of Gaizhou was abandoned and subsequently occupied by Chinese troops.

IC5/A9: The Corps is slowly retreating to Zhuanghe and has repelled several vicious Chinese attacks during the last weeks.

IC7/A9: IC7 is relocating to Kuandian and will be subordinated to the 1st Army.

IC22/A2: IC22 managed to stop the Chinese armored spearheads just a few kilometres northwest of Xiuyan and inflicted heavy casualties upon the enemy. Divisions of the Corps will dig in around Xiuyan. The surrounding terrain favors the defender.

IC40/A2: IC40 is covering the right flank of IC1 while retreating due southeast. Chinese forces in the area are protruding slowly.

IC1/A2: IC1 is retreating quickly due southeast.

IC28/A2: IC28 slowed down the Chinese advance and is currently holding positions 40km northwest of Fengcheng. The Corps will retreat to defensive positions at Fengcheng as soon as IC40 and IC1 have finished their withdrawal.

MtnC1/A1: The MtnC1 is still retreating due south without offering much resistance to the Chinese. The Corps is exhausted and low on supply.

IC4/A1: IC4 securing the northern flank of the 1st Army. Due to Chinese attacks the Corps had to abandon some ground.

Battle Group 'Chulsoon': BG Chulsoon is engaged in heavy fighting at the Donggang bridgehead. The Chinese forces are much stronger than expected and have established a heavily fortified defense network.

air activity: Due to bad weather enemy air activity was limited. Friendly aircraft managed to sink two enemy freighters in the China Sea.

casualty report week 14:

KIA: 7889
WIA: 10890
MIA: 340
POW: 967
tanks: 2
light tanks: 4
armored vehicles: 12
unarmored vehicles: 101
art. guns: 34
fighter planes: 13
bomber planes: 11
recce planes: 4

deployments: Rifle Division No. 202


Monday, February 3rd 2014, 12:01pm

OPERATION 'HAMMER' 231043 - 301043
Beijing - Headquarters of the Armed Forces of China

Army Group Dalian:
general situation:
City of Gaizhou was liberated. The Chinese troops are celebrated frenetically. Along the front line the resistance of the Koreans is growing. Our counter-offensive begins to lose its momentum.

Army Group West:
general Situation:
The enemy units have entrenched themselves around Xiuyan and slow down our advance. Bypassing the village is due to the locations not possible.

Army Group Centre:
general situation:
The Koreans have built a strong line of defense 40km northwest of Fengcheng. Our attack was held up by clever use of the local territory. Passable roads and paths are blocked by AT-Guns and minefields.

Army Group East:
general Situation:
Our troops are advancing further and relieve other chinese villages from the Korean occupiers. Resistance only sporadically.

Battle Group 'Donggang':
general situation:
The bridgehead was further expanded and strengthened. More reinforcements has landed. A breakout from the beachhead is planned in the near future.

Air Activity:
general situation:
In retaliation for the Korean use of poison gas, the chinese army leadership has decided to attack three military targets with poison gas. In the selection of targets has been meticulously respect the fact, that the targets are exclusively military facilities.
Due to the weather conditions only limited support of the ground forces was possible


Friday, February 7th 2014, 8:33am

1st November 1943, "Voice of Chosen - Special Announcement" radio broadcast:


Public authorities confirmed the death toll of the heinous gas attacks carried out by the Chinese war criminals. Our casualties, most of them civilians, are as follows: 446 deaths, 1340 wounded.
38 technical advisors and engineers with japanese citizenship are amonst the victims.
The Chosenian supreme command announced that these Chinese atrocities will be avenged.


Civilian victims of the Chinese gas bombings. Source: Pyongyang news agency.


Friday, February 7th 2014, 9:32am

Fighter aces of the Chosen Airforce

Since the beginning of the aerial warfare with China in late June, two fighter pilots of Chosens airforce were able to attain ace-status (5 confirmed kills or more)

Top scoring ace is Captain Jung Eunkyhung (born 1916 in Yeonggwang) serving with the 71st Fighter Regiment as a wing commander of the 2nd Wing. So far he shot down 7 Chinese aircraft in aerial combat.

kills: 2x Ew-205 C, 1x F6B, 3x G25B, 1x SH-45

Captain Jung Eunkyhung achieved all his kills on the famous SSC-90.

The second fighter-ace of Chosens airforce is Lieutenant Ma Gyong-Si (born 1921 in Chuncheon) of the 92nd Fighter Regiment who scored 5 confirmed kills.

kills: 1x Ew-205 C, 2x SAC-52, 1x GA-46, 1x Ha-36c

Lieutenant Ma Gyong-Si is flying the rugged WAC-190 which is not only used for air to air combat but for ground strafing missions too.


Monday, February 10th 2014, 5:38pm

2nd November 1943, "Voice of Beijing - Special Announcement" radio broadcast:

Here is the voice of Beijing .... again we see the perverse character of the Korean leader. They present us alleged Japanese civilians as victims of our authorized retaliation. We repeat: the attack was done only on exclusively military targets far any civilian facilities. Thus once again we look into the lying face of the koreans. A korean soldier in civilian clothes certainly look similar as a Japanese civilian.

Therefore world ... do not believe on the Korean liars.


Thursday, February 13th 2014, 1:13am

30th October - 6th November 1943, Pyongyang, Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Chosen

Weekly combat report no. 15

The Chinese offensive has finally stalled. Chinese troops were unable to exploit their initial breakthroughs and failed to penetrate our newly established defensive line. Only in the sectors of the IC22 and IC28 the enemies launched serious but unsuccessful attempts to break through our lines.
In all other sectors our troops are retreating as planned while the Chinese move up without putting too much pressure on our troops. Most importantly the frontline in the sector of the 2nd Army was finally straightened, thus IC40 and IC1 are no longer under the threat of encirclement.
Miscellaneous events: IC7 has been reassigned to the 1st Army; MC1 has been reassigned to the 9th Army; IC17/A1 arrived reenforceing the northern front sector.
However, while the Chinese thrust lost some of it's force, the general situation is still very unfavorable for us and the cohesion of our frontline is extremely fragile.

air activity: Limited activity on both sides due to rainy and stormy weather.

casualty report week 15:

KIA: 4978
WIA: 5789
MIA: 123
POW: 94
tanks: 0
light tanks: 3
armored vehicles: 13
unarmored vehicles: 87
art. guns: 21
fighter planes: 5
bomber planes: 7
recce planes: 7

deployments: Rifle Division No. 221


Thursday, February 13th 2014, 6:25pm

November 3, 1943

The Japanese government has confirmed the reports that 38 advisors and engineers from Japan and working in Chosen were killed in gas attacks launched by the Chinese.

While the Chinese carried out the attack and are to blame for the failure to properly attack a military target, Prime Minister Fumimaro Konoe has taken full reponsibility for the failure by the government to not properly warn Japanese citizens in and near the warzone of the risks and to order the evacuation of those citizens. He offered his resignation to the Empress at noon.

General Tōjō Hideki was appointed to fill the vacant position of Prime Minister while General Sugiyama Hajime took over the the position of Minister of the Army. The new Prime Minister has issued a statement that, in order to prevent an other incident like this from happening, all Japanese citizens currently in China and Chosen are to leave the two nations as soon as possible.


Friday, February 14th 2014, 2:02am

3rd November, Dandong, Headquarters of the Battle Group 'Chulsoon'

During the last week members of the Japanese volunteer brigade conducted recon missions against the Donggang bridgehead to gather informations about the Chinese defences and their composition. These recon operations showed that despite the Chinese invasion force was suprisingly passive after their initial capture of Donggang, they were not deedless.
Instead of immediatly pushing to Dandong the Chinese forces fortified the bridgehead with entrechments, earthen bunkers, barbed wire obstacles and minefields. Moreover the Chinese invasion force was much stronger than expected. The Japanese recon units indentified three enemy Divisions.

Japanese recce units in action.


Friday, February 14th 2014, 6:55pm

5th November, Dandong, Headquarters of the Battle Group 'Chulsoon'

Major General Byon Chulsoon could hear the battle noise from the balcony of his headquarters in the southern suburbs of Dandong. The assault on the Chinese bridgehead was running for 5 hours now. The 1st Infatry Regiment of the Japanese 800th Infantry Brigade as well as three tank companies of the 26th Tank Battalion were comitted. However, if the last reports were correct, only little progress has been made so far.

Suddenly Major Yoon Weon-Kee rushed into the room....

"General Chulsoon, Sir! We have just received the last reports from the 1st Infantry Regiment. It seems like the situation is deteriorating quickly. They are encountering fierce resistance in all sectors. The 3rd Infantry Battalion is still trying to dislodge a Chinese company which is stubbornly defending the airstrip. The 2nd Infantry Battalion with support of two tank Companies is engaging two enemy battalion sized formations which are blocking the highway G201."

Major General Byon Chulsoon interrupted his discomposed subordinate:

"Well, I never alleged that this battle is going to be a picknick. The Chinese forces are strong but they don't stand a chance against our well trained Japanese comrades."

"Ehh...Sir, I was not finished yet. We have a serious problem on the southeastern flank. The soldiers of the 1st Infantry Battalion were pinned down by heavy Chinese artillery fire and got seperated from the 6th Tank Company which they were supposed to support.
Unfortunately the 6th Tank Company continued its advance as planned. They got ambushed by Chinese AT-guns and their withdrawal route was cut off by an enemy infantry company.
They already lost four of their heavy tanks. 1st Infantry Battallion is trying to link up with them again but is also taking heavy casualties. The commander of the 1st Infantry Regiment is requesting that the reserve elements are released to prevent a debacle."

6th Tank Company was ambushed...

Type 2 tanks destroyed in a Chinese ambush...Today the Chinese proved that even state of the art tanks from Japan are not indestructible. These three tanks of the 4th Platoon / 6th Tank Company fell victim to massive 75mm fire from Chinese anti tank guns opening up at point blank range. Despite that, the platoon took out several of the well concealed AT-guns before it was eventually destroyed.


Monday, February 17th 2014, 1:13pm

OPERATION 'HAMMER' 301043 - 061143
Beijing - Headquarters of the Armed Forces of China

Army Group Dalian:
general situation:
Koreans stabilize their front and fasten the front line between Zhuanghe and Shijiajiezhen. Our offensive will be slowed down a little, since the refresh of ammunition and other supplies takes longer than expected.

Army Group West:
general Situation:
The front is currently still in the suburbs of Xiuyan, a regrouping of local units has been completed and the attack / the liberation of the town is imminent.

Army Group Centre:
general situation:
Unfortunately, even here our advance was stopped by the Koreans. Even the heaviest losses on the part of the enemy are not cause for disintegration of military units. In order to avoid unnecessary losses in our armed forces, a supply break has been started. Once all units are replenished, even here, the advance is resumed.

Army Group East:
general Situation:
Koreans pull back slowly but steadily.

Battle Group 'Donggang':
general situation:
The bridge head is bursting at the virtually seams, more supplies and troops were landed. Start of Operation "Torch" (breakout from the bridgehead) is imminent. But unfortunately, the enemy launched just before our attack began an offensive to clean up the beachhead, thus there are currently first heavy fightings around Donggang.

Air Activity:
general situation:
Heavy rain and the onset of snowfall in the mountains extremely limits the flight activities. Some of the sporadic-built airfields are out of service through the soggy ground and therefore is no air operation possible.


Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 12:08am

5th November, Tsushima Strait

During the night, the aircraft carrier RCN Chosen has left the Busan military harbour and is crossing the Tsushima Strait with full speed. The ships destination is Osaka, Japan.


Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 2:57am

5th November, Dandong, Battle Group 'Chulsoon'

The 6th Tank Company was cut off and under heavy fire. Retreat was impossible as the killzone in which the 4th Platoon already got destroyed was prohibiting any retreat movement.
The three remaining platoons, 13 tanks in total, were engaged from both sides of the road. Company commander Okubo Utemaro ordered the 2nd Platoon, which was on point, to push through the ambush.
After tank 1 of the 2nd Platoon had moved 100m forward it was struck by an anti tank mine, killing the driver and leaving the tank immobilized.

The Japanese tanks, which could neither go forward nor go back, tried to suppress assumed Chinese positions with machine gun fire and HE-shells. Chinese anti-tank guns were firing accurately at the Type 2 tanks but the 50mm shells were just bouncing off from their impressive armor without causing significant damage. However, two tanks got eventually damaged and were immobilized.

After one and a half hour of heavy fighting, tank 3 of the 1st Platoon suddenly blew up in a huge fireball. Okubo Utemaro realized that the Chinese must have brought their 75mm AT-guns into position which could penetrate the side and rear armor of the Type 2.

When another tank got disabled by several 75mm hits, Okubo Utemaro knew that his company was doomed if he did not react quickly. "All or nothing" he said to himself and ordered all tanks which still were combat effective (8x Type 2) to turn right and assault the Chinese ambush positions head on.

The Chinese infantry which was dug in along the road did not anticipate such a daring maneuver and when they saw the terrifying Type 2 tanks charging forward firing with cannon and machine guns, they started to panick.

Okubo Utemaros tanks destroyed several Chinese AT-guns and stunned the Chinese infantry, however four additional tanks were disabled by AT-guns and AT-mines.
Another Type 2 tank was destroyed when Utemaros company, or what was left of it, tried to cross the railroad in order the reach friendly positions.

Destroyed Type 2 tanks of the 6th Company

Just before sunset the last three remaining Type 2 tanks of the 6th Company linked up with friendly forces at the highway G201. 13 destroyed or disabled tanks were left behind. Captain Okubo Utemaro and his crew survived with minor injuries, their tank however was almost damaged beyond repair. They counted 17x 50mm hits of which none penetrated, 5x 75mm hits of which one partially penetrated and dozens of AT-Rifle hits.

Captain Okubo Utemaros breakthrough maneuver in the late afternoon of the 5th November


Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 11:36pm

7th November 1943, Pyongyang, Ministry of Defence, Hwang Lee-Moons Office

RCN Chosen in Japanese waters.

Hwang Lee-Moon (minister of defence): "Good afternoon Admiral, come in and sit down please."

Admiral Kim Weon-Kee: "Yes, yes, thanks. I just wanted to notify you in person about the news I got from Osaka."

Hwang Lee-Moon: "Very well. I assumed everything went fine?"

Admiral Kim Weon-Kee: "Yes, everything went as planned. The RCN Chosen arrived in Osaka this morning. Most of the crew has already left the ship. The Japanese are taking over..."

Hwang Lee-Moon: "Glad to hear that."

Admiral Kim Weon-Kee: "Yes, well, I mean....I still don't know if it was the right decision. I mean it was our only CV and we won't be able to get another one in the near future..."

Hwang Lee-Moon: "You are a seafarer, so can understand that you don't like the fact that we are giving this mighty ship away. But you know the circumstances yourself. We can't support it. Hell, we don't even have carrier based planes, it is just a big target for Chinese bombers, a target which is eating up our valuable resources. The submarines we get in exchange are much more useful in our war than this floating pile of junk ever could be."

Admiral Kim Weon-Kee: "Yes, you are right, I just have to get used to it. Submarines are not the most imposing vessels."

Hwang Lee-Moon: "I think the crews of the sunken Chinese freighters would disagree with you."


Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 4:47pm

9th November 1943, Beijing, Office of Admiral Yibo Yunsheng

"This is a worrying development." said Yibo Yunsheng to his adjutant. On the coffee table in front of him a stack of large-format photos was lying, clearly showing the Korean carrier in the Bay of Osaka.

"What are the damned Koreans already planning again ?" his adjutant asked.

"It's obvious." Yunsheng answered. "They can't do anything with the carrier, and so they have certainly bartered it to the Japs. They sure have made a horse trading with them. Damned !! Unfortunately we can now delete the carrier from the target list of 'Operation Torch', because it is no longer stationed at the naval base of Busan. Hopefully the weather will soon get better so we can start the operation." After a short break he continues "I urgently need the latest pictures of the Korean naval bases. So send again some long range reconnaissance flights."


Thursday, February 27th 2014, 10:54am

9th November 1943, Tsushima Strait/southern Chosen

In order to contest the Chinese airsuperiority over the frontline, the Japanese "Flying Dragon" Squadron is being transferred from Japan to airfields in northern Chosen. The planes are flown by Japanese volunteers. The Japanese volunteer unit is equipped with modern Ki-100 fighters and with A-6/Ki-66 ground attack aircraft.

A-6 ground attack aircrafts in tight formation.

Ki-100 fighters on the way to their new airfields.


Thursday, February 27th 2014, 1:22pm

November 10, 1943

President Andon Haglelgam statement regarding Pacifica and the Sino-Chosen War...


1) The belligerent nations should remember that Pacifica does not like this war too much.

2) The belligerent nations should remember that Pacifica is impartial in this war.

3) Ships and planes from the belligerent nations are still welcome to refuel and restock in Pacifica.

4) The belligerent nations should remember that Pacifica is a Fair Trade Nation and will serve ships and planes from the belligerent nations of both sides with equal quality of service.

5) Visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations are required to check in with Customs on arrival and departure to show their traveling documents amd fill in some paperwork.

6) Due to #1, visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations are expected to behave within the boundaries of Pacifica.

7) Visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations who violate #6 will be arrested for rioting.

8 ) Due to #1, visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations should not mention the Sino-Chosen War while visiting Pacifica.

9) Visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations who violate #8 will be arrested for swearing.

10) Due to #1, visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations will have to pay for any goods used in Pacifica or taken aboard.

11) Visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations are welcome in Pacifica Bars, Restaurants, Inns and Taverns as long as they do not violate #6 or #8.

12) Visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations visiting establishments under #11 are limited to three beers per person per day in order to avoid the increased chance of #6 or #8 being violated due to the effects of alcohol.

13) Pacifica only accepts cash.

14) Pacifica only accepts Pacific Dollars or United States Dollars.

15) Visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations who refuse to pay for any goods used in Pacifica or taken aboard will be arrested for theft.

16) Visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations who are unable to pay for any goods used in Pacifica or taken aboard will have to wash dishes in local restaurants until it is deemed that the proper amount has been paid for.

17) Pacifica cannot be held responsible for any ships and planes that are shot at, shot down or sunk while sailing/flying to and from Pacifica.

18 ) #17 includes getting shot at while flying over the grounds of the Pacifica Rifle Association and the Pacifica Hunting Organization.

19) #17 includes being harpooned by one or more vessels of Pacifica's whaling fleet when sailing past the harbor of the Pacifica Whaling Company.

20) When visiting Pacifica, Pacifica cannot be held responsible for any ships and/or planes from one belligerent nation shooting at the ships and/or planes from another belligerent nation

21) When visiting Pacifica, Pacifica cannot be held responsible for what happens during the arrest of visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations violating any of the above points or the Pacifica Law.

22) Visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations who manage to leave Pacifica without being arrested will receive the coveted certificate of 'Well-Behaving Visiting Belligerent'.

23) Visiting crews of ships and planes from the belligerent nations who manage to leave Pacifica after being arrested and released will receive the dreaded stamp of 'Misbehaving Visiting Belligerent Miscreant' in their traveling documents.



Andon Haglelgam, President of Pacifica


Thursday, February 27th 2014, 5:15pm

From the memoirs of Lieutenant General Choi Dae-Du "Decisive battles in the first Sino-Chosen war" (published 1962)

Chapter VIII: The second battle of Fengcheng

After more than four weeks of chaotic retreats our troops finally managed to establish a new defensive line and we were able to stabalize the front to some degree.
At this point it almost looked like the Chinese counteroffensive had gone out of steam. After the costly fightings during the past weeks we hoped that the Chinese supreme command would be satisfied with their recent successes and not prolong their offensive into the onset of winter. Unfortunately this was wishful thinking on our side.

In the early morning of the 10th November two Chinese tank divisions as well as three infantry divisions launched an assault on our positions a few kilometers north of Fengcheng. Fengcheng was defended by two divisions of the 28th Infantry Corps. The 28th Infantry Corps had been weakened during the battles of the last month. Due to the fact that the Fengcheng area saw little combat during the first week of November, the Corps had used the time to build up a decent defensive line with trench-networks and pillboxes. First snow fell on the 4th November and the temperature dropped to -5° C.[...]

Chosenian sentries of the Rifle Division No. 45 are reporting 40-50 Chinese MT-25 tanks forming up.


Friday, February 28th 2014, 10:37am

From the memoirs of Lieutenant General Choi Dae-Du "Decisive battles in the first Sino-Chosen war" (published 1962)

Chapter VIII: The second battle of Fengcheng

[...] The first engagements on the 10th and 11th of November in the Fengcheng area were just Chinese force recon operations which probed our defence lines to search for weak spots. With five individual recon groups, each consisting out of several armored recce vehicles and about 40 to 70 infantrymen the Chinese poked our defences in order to spot machine gun nests and AT-gun emplacements. The Chosenian officers in the field were however smart enough not to reveal the positions of the few and valuable AT-guns. Instead, they held fire until the Chinese recon forces were close and then suddenly opened up with small arms and heavy machine guns. From close range the HMGs proved to be very effective against the lightly armored Chinese reconaissance vehicles.[...]

A platoon of Liébáo II armored cars is advacing on the CHosenian positions. The Chosenian soldiers however maintain fire discipline...

...until the Chinese are only 150m away. Then every soldier opens up and soon the first Liébáos go up in flames after beeing hit by salvos of 12.7mm heavy machine guns.

Some Chinese crews begin to panick as smalls arms fire is bouncing of their vehicles and thus they try to abandon their armored cars.


Friday, February 28th 2014, 6:03pm

12th November 1943, "Flying Dragon" Squadron

The Japanese pilots were very eager to prove their abilities in actual combat and therefore after just two days of orientation flights the Chosen supreme command assigned them a first combat mission. A mission however which was not appreciated by the proud Ki-100 pilots, who hoped to shoot down some Chinese fighters in aerial combat as soon as possible. Instead the Chosen supreme command wanted them to act as fighter-bombers and harass the Chinese military traffic along the G11 coastal highway 30km west of Zhuanghe.
For this mission each of the participating 24x Ki-100 would be fitted with 250 kg bombs under the wings.
As soon as the first flight of 8x Ki-100 reached the target area they spotted several enemy vehicle columns. After the Chosen airforce had been passive for the last few weeks, the Chinese were rather careless about their airdefenses and the crews of the few AA guns mistook the approaching planes for least until the first 250 kg bombs hit nearby.

One 250 kg bomb hits directly in the center of an enemy truck column and creates havoc.

After the bombs have been dropped, the brave Japanese pilots begin their gun runs.

Chinese anti aircraft guns are engaging the overpassing fighters...

...but too late, dozens of Chinese trucks and vehicles are already burning. A great victory for Chosen and its allies. "Nippon Banzai!"