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567 11/11/2019 9:28:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message lmk if you disagree with my interpretation of the situation, so I can post on BGG. but of course take your time if you are just busy
566 11/8/2019 7:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message this is an interesting example. let me take a closer look.
565 11/7/2019 8:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message I believe that when tracing supply to an air/CV unit, you assume it has an AZOI. In other words, it can defend its own supply line. This is on page 12, under 6.4: "Air or carrier unit ZOI is assumed to exist when checking if that unit is in supply."

Before the Allied capture of the airfield north of Manila, there was no way to trace supply even assuming it projected AZOI. After the MAW moves to that airfield, there is a trace exactly 10 hexes from S Pac through the Philippine islands (but not through any unplayable hexsides, afaict) to Okinawa

let me know if that sounds right
564 11/7/2019 7:26:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message I'm not sure I understand why Okinawa is in supply - doesn't Kyushu and Formosa keep it out of supply?
563 11/7/2019 7:21:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #29: 2 / Operation Toenails: New Georgia Invasion
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 Artillery Support: During all battles for this Offensive, the Allies receive a +1 die roll modifier during Ground combat.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
pbm done, then this last card
562 11/7/2019 7:02:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message Essex will take step loss then, but bty
561 11/7/2019 7:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
b roll c roll for jp
560 11/7/2019 7:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message you have choice at b and c
559 11/5/2019 10:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #37: 3 / Operation Galvanic: Gilbert Islands Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Intelligence: Surprise Attack. Conditions: Only one ground unit (any size) may be activated during this Offensive. Banzai Charge: For the duration of this Offensive if ground combat occurs in a one hex island, the Allies add 2 to their ground combat die roll.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
I don't think there is any reaction possible with your last card in FO. and with surprise/1944 DRMs I think these are all automatic x1

that's assuming the surprise and 1944/45 DRMs stack. I don't see anything suggesting otherwise in the rules, but feels kind of brutal. didn't find something immediately on BGG
558 11/5/2019 10:22:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
I think you have 1 pass left, and with a card from this turn in FO, are forced to pass after this. so I will play this to FO and then play my next card
557 11/4/2019 10:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message bty. been dreading this
556 11/4/2019 10:17:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Japanese:
555 11/3/2019 11:06:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #79: 3 / Soviets Invade Manchuria
Manchuria: If Tojo has resigned, then this card MUST be played as an event, otherwise it can only be played as an OC. If played as the event the Japanese permanently lose two Resource Hexes (3302 and 3303). Place a Soviet Flag in each hex to denote Allied control that counts for Progress of the War. Bonus: If China has not surrendered, move the China marker two boxes toward or into the Stable Front box.. RESHUFFLE: If played as an OC or discarded, place this card back in the deck and reshuffle the deck at the end of the game turn. If played as the event, permanently remove this card from the deck and do NOT reshuffle. This card may not be played as a Future Offensive.

OC: 3 EC: 0

NOTE: Deck will be reshuffled before next deal.Message from Allies:
554 11/3/2019 1:33:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #82: 3 / Indian Worker's Strike
Move the India Status marker one box toward India Revolts, if already in India Revolts box there is no additional effect. Bonus: The Allies lose 1 ground replacement step next game turn and any other ground replacement steps available during the next game turn can only be used for non-Commonwealth ground units.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
553 11/1/2019 8:44:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message pbm done
552 11/1/2019 12:40:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message bty for pbm
551 11/1/2019 12:37:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
b air naval
550 11/1/2019 12:36:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

3
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Message from Japanese:
a air naval
549 11/1/2019 12:31:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel
548 10/30/2019 9:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #40: 3 / Operation Dexterity: New Britain Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if US SW HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
547 10/29/2019 9:53:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Future Offensive card as Operations #3: 2 / Col. Tsuji, Unit 82: Jungle Warfare
Activate: Any HQ Logistic Value: 3 Intelligence: Surprise Attack Conditions: Only Japanese ground units may be activated. Bonus: In any ground combat that occurs in a Malaya, Jungle or Mixed terrain hex for the duration of this operation, the final die roll modifier for the Japanese in any ground battles is +4.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
546 10/29/2019 9:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #22: 2 / Weather: Monsoon Rains Cancel Offensive
Allied Offensive is canceled. All units are placed back at their starting locations. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
545 10/29/2019 8:30:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #41: 2 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Allied Victory
Increase the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 1 1943: 1 1944: 2 1945: 3 Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
544 10/29/2019 7:52:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #60: 3 / East Force: Conquest of Celebes
Activation: South or South Seas HQs only. Logistic Value: 5 Paratroopers: Prior to movement place a Japanese control marker in a hex that is within extended range of an active Japanese air unit if (1) the hex is either unoccupied or is occupied solely by a Dutch regiment; and (2) the hex is not within an unneutralized Allied air ZOI. Eliminate the Dutch regiment.

OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
543 10/28/2019 9:09:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
542 10/28/2019 9:08:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #23: 2 / PT Boats
Flip the Japanese ASP marker to its No Barges side. If Japanese Barges are not currently in play (Japanese card 73) that event is permanently superseded. Place the PT Boat marker on the game turn track as a reminder. Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 2 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
541 10/28/2019 1:46:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message bty
540 10/28/2019 1:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
539 10/28/2019 1:45:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #11: 2 / US/British Second Front Conference - Germany First: US Inter-Service Rivalry
Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry Marker from its Strategic Agreement to its Inter-Service Rivalry side. No additional impact if Inter-Service Rivalry is already in effect. Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
538 10/24/2019 11:10:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message Allied pbm done
537 10/23/2019 11:07:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message pbm done
536 10/23/2019 11:05:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
a air naval
535 10/23/2019 11:01:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel
534 10/23/2019 11:00:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
sr
533 10/20/2019 7:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #65: 3 / MacArthur "moral obligation": US Invades Philippines
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if SW Pac HQ, for all others: 6 Conditions: This card may only be played as an event if at least one battle hex is declared in a Philippine hex. Bonus: This event ends a US inter-service rivalry. Flip the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker to its Strategic Agreement side. If the US Inter-Service Rivalry marker is already on Strategic Agreement side there is no additional effect. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
532 10/18/2019 6:06:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message pbm complete, passed
531 10/18/2019 6:04:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message yes, i'm glad we stayed with it, because it's less of a sure thing then it seemed a few turns ago. Seems like it will come down to whether the card comes out or not. I don't think you can pull off conquest victory. But, I'm able to be proved wrong.
530 10/16/2019 7:23:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message IJN still has a lot of teeth left...
appreciate you playing this game out, there is a lot more to executing the end game than it appears at first glance

pbm done
529 10/16/2019 4:49:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message bty
528 10/16/2019 4:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
b air naval
527 10/16/2019 4:45:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

1
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Message from Japanese:
a air naval
526 10/16/2019 4:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
525 10/16/2019 4:43:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #69: 1 / JN25 Code Change
Intelligence: Intercept Draw one Strategy Card.

OC: 3 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
524 10/14/2019 11:57:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Play Future Offensive card as Event #74: 3 / Operation Iceberg: Okinawa Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 8 if US Central Pac HQ, for all others: 4 Conditions: An Allied ground unit must make an amphibious move to a hex within 10 hexes of Tokyo or this card may only be used as an OC.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
523 10/14/2019 1:07:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message you should go first
522 10/14/2019 1:06:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

521 10/12/2019 1:14:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message I think you have an FO card, so your choice to play first
520 10/12/2019 1:12:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

519 10/12/2019 1:11:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message submarine 9-10+2, fails
b29 8 succeeds +1 PW
b29 9 fails, but no step loss with Iwo Jima

with resources down to 5, Japanese card draw 4
518 10/12/2019 1:06:00 AM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 3

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Message from Allies:
strategic warfare:
submarine, then B29 x2
517 10/11/2019 6:18:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message bty no replacements for me
516 10/11/2019 6:15:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Japanese Message no worries - I can only see a few instances where it would matter as in maybe letting japan know where the allied air/ground push will be, so I would say it can be done unless something glaring appears.
515 10/10/2019 12:34:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message sorry that was not meant to be a passive aggressive nudge for your turn. it was for another game and I clicked the wrong ACTS link. no rush of course
514 10/10/2019 12:32:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message okay reinforcements done
513 10/9/2019 8:47:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Message okay reinforcements done. did we talk about combining Allied reinforcements and replacements already? in another game I am playing my opponent plays that way, and I noticed they do that on the Consimworld team games. it speeds up this phase and rarely matters the order of Japanese reinforcements vs Allied replacements...
512 10/9/2019 8:42:00 PM Sep-Dec 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Allies:
send to europe for the 2 CVEs
511 10/9/2019 8:42:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies End Turn
510 10/9/2019 6:01:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message uploaded 210 with pbm and 211 with Op Vengeance
I will get to end of turn stuff later tonight
509 10/9/2019 6:01:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #27: 1 / Operation Vengeance: The Death Of Yamamoto
Immediately remove the Japanese Yamamoto Combined Fleet HQ from its current hex location and replace it with the Japanese Ozawa Combined Fleet HQ in that location. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
508 10/9/2019 6:01:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Future Offensive Message from Allies:
507 10/9/2019 5:43:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message pbm done

506 10/9/2019 5:40:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
air naval
505 10/9/2019 5:36:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:
intel
504 10/7/2019 9:27:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #31: 3 / Black Day: US New Guinea Air Offensive
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 6 Conditions: Only air units may be activated.

OC: 3 EC: 5

Message from Allies:
Army air goes after the last Japanese elite air unit
503 10/6/2019 10:31:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #13: 2 / JN 25 Code Change: May 28, 1942
Intelligence: Intercept Conditions: May be played after an intelligence die roll, but not after the play of another intelligence reaction card. Remove from play if use as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
502 10/6/2019 10:29:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message never mind, drop box is being weird again
501 10/6/2019 10:25:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message I think maybe you misplaced the file, because I do not see it

500 10/6/2019 4:25:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message PBM done
499 10/6/2019 8:16:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message your pbm -
498 10/6/2019 8:14:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
c air naval
497 10/6/2019 8:13:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
b air naval
496 10/6/2019 8:13:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
a air naval
495 10/6/2019 8:13:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #45: 3 / Operation Sho-Go
Activation: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 5 if Combined Fleet HQ, otherwise: 4. Intelligence: Intercept. Bonus: If a Kamikaze attack reaction card is played in conjunction with this card, increase the effect of the Kamikaze reaction card by one additional Allied naval step loss in one battle. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
494 10/5/2019 8:30:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #56: 2 / Typhoon Taskforce: New Guinea: Vogelkop Invasion
Activate: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 4 if US SW Pac HQ, for all others: 3

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
493 10/4/2019 11:27:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Discard Strategy card #29: 3 / Combined Fleet: Battle of Santa Cruz
OC: 5 EC: 7

Message from Japanese:
discard
492 10/3/2019 7:00:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Operations #49: 1 / Roosevelt Threatens Chungking: Chinese Army Offensive
Move the China marker one box to the right toward the Stable Front box, unless this would put the China marker in the Stable Front box, in which case no effect. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
this was my card draw for that New Submarine Doctrine. swapped a 1OC for another 1OC :( :D

Marines continue the re-capture of DEI. no battles, bty
491 10/3/2019 6:13:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Operations #56: 3 / WAR IN EUROPE: Minor Axis Victory
Decrease the War in Europe marker a number of spaces equal to the value associated with the year of the current game turn: 1942: 2 1943: 1 1944: No Effect 1945: No Effect Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 5 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
490 10/3/2019 6:11:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message that's fine - I did not want to react
489 10/2/2019 7:04:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message I didn't see a roll for special reaction. I assume your roll labeled "intercept" was for intel.

The way I understand the situation at Teloekbetoeng working is that you roll for SR there. That would potentially create a battle hex. If you also succeed the intel roll AND react to the hex, the CV Intrepid would switch to participate in that battle. Otherwise it participates in battle C as indicated.

Since the only way for it to participate in the SR hex was if you succeeded BOTH intel rolls and you failed one, then if it participated in C then the 62AF would be eliminated. So I eliminated the unit in PBM file.

Let me know if agreeable
488 10/2/2019 6:40:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message bty
487 10/2/2019 6:39:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Japanese:

486 10/2/2019 6:38:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

8


Message from Japanese:
did it again. third time is the charm c air naval
485 10/2/2019 6:38:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
b air naval
484 10/2/2019 6:37:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message I did that wrong but neither of us hit the crit so its ok
483 10/2/2019 6:37:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 2

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Message from Japanese:
a air naval
482 10/2/2019 6:35:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Draw Extra Strategy card
481 10/2/2019 6:35:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Play Strategy card as Event #81: 2 / Kamikaze Attack
Play prior to one battle of the Offensive that is within 11 hexes of Tokyo (3706) and within extended range of a Japanese air unit. The Japanese player eliminates two Allied naval steps (Japanese player's choice, may not eliminate a unit unless there is no other option), while reducing the Japanese air unit whose range was used one step (even if this would eliminate the air unit). No more than one Kamikaze per battle, but more than one Kamikaze per offensive is allowed. Draw One Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 4 EC: 0

Message from Japanese:
480 10/2/2019 6:34:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

9


Message from Japanese:
intercept
479 10/1/2019 6:54:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #28: 2 / Operation Chronicle: Woodlark Island Operation
Actiavte: Any HQ. Logistic Value: 3 Bonus: If ground units are landed on an unoccupied one hex island, prior to ANY reaction place an Allied control marker on all adjacent unoccupied one hex islands.

OC: 2 EC: 4

Message from Allies:
continue the re-capture of the DEI on a shoestring ...
478 10/1/2019 5:00:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message 2nd pass
477 9/30/2019 10:23:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Draw Extra Strategy card
476 9/30/2019 10:23:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #80: 1 / New Submarine Doctrine: Japanese Escort Destruction Priority
The Japanese lose all Submarine Warfare modifiers, except defective torpedoes, for the remainder of the game. Remove the Japanese escort marker from the game. The play of this card supersedes the Event Bonus on Japanese cards 37 and 38 for the remainder of the game, even if they have not yet been played. . Draw one Strategy Card. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
playing for the event. really just want to replace the card...
475 9/30/2019 10:04:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message some needed relief for allied asp situation. Japan will eat it's first pass here, no file
474 9/29/2019 6:09:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Allies Play Strategy card as Event #18: 1 / Edwin Booz: Defense Consultant
Allied player immediately receives 1 permanent amphibious shipping point. Remove from play if used as an event.

OC: 1 EC: 0

Message from Allies:
no problem. will start with Booz... finally
473 9/29/2019 5:24:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Message Japan declines FO play - sorry did not realize I was the hold up, feel free to ping after a day or 2 unless I've given notice
472 9/29/2019 5:23:00 PM May-Aug 1944 Japanese Draw Strategy cards Drew 4 cards.

471 9/28/2019 9:43:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message you have the option of FO card for initiative
470 9/28/2019 9:41:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Draw Strategy cards Drew 7 cards.

469 9/28/2019 9:41:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Message Japanese hand size is 5 -1 -1 for 4. Wasn't really doing the math on this one, I should have saved those overland Borneo hexes for easy progress I guess.
468 9/28/2019 9:38:00 AM May-Aug 1944 Allies Die roll request Request: 10-sided die x 1

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Message from Allies:
strategic bombing for one B29

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