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Battle Record

Combat Record of "THE LAST SAMURAIS"

Jan 18, 2002 - NEW GUINEA, 343RD KOKUTAI/OTHERS VS. 7TH DEMONS/RAAF

TARGETS:
-Lae destroyed (1 heavy/2 light bomb runs by 343rd)
-USN Fleet #1 damaged (1 torp run by 343rd)
-USN Fleet #2 damaged (1 torp run by 343rd, later destroyed by Bud_Flight and Noidea)
-Port Moresby damaged (1 heavy bomb run by 343rd, later destroyed by Old_Scotch)
AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 3 fighters
-343rd aircraft shot down - 2 bombers, 1 fighter
RESULT:   IJN defeats Allies

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JAN 26, 2002 - NEW GUINEA, 343RD KOKUTAI/68TH SENTAI/OTHERS VS. RAAF/7TH DEMONS

TARGETS:
-Cape Gloucester destroyed (2 heavy bomb runs by 343rd)
-USN Fleet #2 destroyed (2 torp runs by 343rd)
-USN Fleet #3 damaged (1 torp run by 343rd)
AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 3 fighters
-343rd aircraft shot down - 0
RESULT:   IJN/IJAAF defeats Allies

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FEB 9, 2002 - NG/S LEAGUE #1, 343RD KOKUTAI/68TH SENTAI VS. RAAF/7TH DEMONS

TARGETS:
-Port Moresby bombed once (1 heavy bomb run by 343rd)
AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 4 fighters, 4 bombers
-343rd aircraft shot down - 3 fighters, 2 bombers
RESULT: Allies defeat IJN/IJAAF, 12-2

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MARCH 2, 2002 - NG/S LEAGUE #2, 343RD KOKUTAI/68TH SENTAI VS. RAAF/7TH DEMONS

TARGETS:
-Alexishafen bombed four times (4 dive bomb runs by 343rd)
-Cape Gloucester bombed four times (4 dive bomb runs by 343rd)
-USN Fleet #3 bombed 6 times (4 dive bomb runs by 343rd, 2 by 68th Sentai)
-Lae bombed 4 times (2 heavy bomb runs by 68th Sentai) 
AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 5 fighters, 7 bombers
-343rd aircraft shot down - 5 bombers
RESULT:   IJN/IJAAF defeat Allies, 18-5

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APRIL 6, 2002 - 343RD KOKUTAI VS. VF-20

AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 22 fighters
-343rd aircraft shot down - 36 fighters 
RESULT:   VF-20 defeat IJN 343rd, 3-0 in best of 5

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APRIL 28, 2002 - 343RD KOKUTAI VS. FALLEN ANGELS

AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 32 fighters
-343rd aircraft shot down - 45 fighters 
RESULT:   Fallen Angels defeat IJN 343rd, 3-0 (7-15, 12-15, 13-15) in best of 5

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JUNE 8, 2002 - 1% REALITYX LEAGUE #1, AXIS VS. ALLIES

TARGETS:
-Port Moresby bombed seven times 
-Yorktown torpedoed once
AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 2 fighters, 6 bombers
-343rd aircraft shot down - 5 bombers
RESULT:   Axis defeat Allies, 26-3

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JUNE 29 - JULY 13, 2002 - 1% REALITYX LEAGUE #1 REMATCH, AXIS VS. ALLIES

TARGETS:
-Port Moresby bombed six times 
-Yorktown torpedoed three times, bombed 9 times
AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 3 fighters, 3 bombers
-343rd aircraft shot down - 11 bombers, 3 fighters 
RESULT:   Axis defeat Allies, 37-16

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JULY 14, 2002 - 343RD KOKUTAI VS. VMF-214

AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 7 fighters
-343rd aircraft shot down - 5 fighters 
RESULT:   IJN 343rd defeats VMF-214, 3-1-1

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JULY 14, 2002 - 1% REALITYX LEAGUE BATTLE #2, AXIS VS. ALLIES

TARGETS:
-Port Moresby - 7 bomb strikes, 5 strafe strikes
-Tsili-Tsili - 6 bomb strikes, 5 strafe strikes
-ASF1,2,3 - 5 strafe strikes each
-AASC - 5 strafe strikes
-USN1 - 2 bomb strikes
AIRCRAFT:
-Enemy aircraft shot down by 343rd - 5 fighters, 6 bombers
-343rd aircraft shot down - 1 fighter, 4 bombers 
RESULT:   Axis 45, Allies 43 - A DRAW!